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The Black Horse Bank has fallen much harder than the broader blue-chip index since late February as the UK economy has tanked.And there’s plenty of reasons why Lloyds could continue to sink in value in 2020 and beyond. I reckon this is a share that should be avoided at all costs after the stock market crash.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Source: London Stock ExchangeA weak economic reboundThe biggest threat to the Lloyds share price in the near term is the prospect of a slow economic recovery. Official data released on Monday suggests this is exactly what’s happening. The ONS reported that UK GDP rebounded just 1.8% in May. This is much worse than the 5.5% rise that brokers had been forecasting.Following the data, Tom Stevenson, an investment director at Fidelity International, said: “Hopes of a V-shaped recovery are fading fast, and I suspect we’re looking at something resembling far more of a ‘W’ — a series of improvements and relapses, before a proper recovery takes hold.”Rising competition threatens the Lloyds share priceClearly, Lloyds will find it tough to generate any sort of revenues growth in the current climate. It faces a significant increase in the amount of bad loans on its books too. The last thing it needs right now is rising competitive pressures. But that’s exactly what it’s getting as the challenger banks flex their muscles.The challengers have shaken up the industry like no-one could have expected, thanks to their ambitious growth plans and cutting-edge technologies. Digital Banking Report reckons these new entrants should continue to grow their market shares at an electrifying rate too. It expects them to grow their customer bases to around 100m within the next five years. This compares to a figure of 40m today.Challengers, such as Monzo and Starling Bank, have built up formidable war chests to do battle with established operators like Lloyds. No wonder market commentators expect them to continue fragmenting the industry at a spectacular rate.Rock-bottom interest ratesThe British economy is in for a rough ride during the first part of the 2020s, at least. So you should expect the Bank of England to keep interest rates parked around current record lows of 0.1% in a further blow to Lloyds’ ability to create profits.The Bank of England base rate never got anywhere near the 5% recorded before the 2008/2009 financial crisis during the last decade, much to the detriment of Britain’s banks’ bottom line. If anything, they look like receding even further given the current economic outlook. Threadneedle Street is publicly flirting with the idea of introducing negative interest rates as it battles the Covid-19 fallout. Today’s GDP data has only raised the likelihood of a ‘minus’ reading before too long.There’s no shortage of brilliant FTSE 100 stocks to buy today, some of which are dealing at rock-bottom prices following the market crash. So, in my opinion, there’s no reason to take a dangerous gamble with the Lloyds share price today. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. This year’s ISA allowance expires in three weeks from today, and I’m hunting around for some top British stocks to buy before the 5 April deadline. The following two FTSE 100 stalwarts are rarely off my ‘buy’ list, and with good reason. Both have a great track record of delivering long-term income and growth throughout the economic cycle.I rate Reckitt Benckiser Group (LSE: RB) as one of the top British stocks of all. This household goods company boasts a vast range of brands that people pop into their shopping trolleys without a second thought, such as Air Wick, Harpic, Dettol and Nurofen.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This gives investors defensive solidity, as most people can stretch to these everyday purchases in a recession. It also offers exposure to the emerging markets growth story, as middle-class consumers around the world buy them in greater quantity too. The Reckitt Benckiser share price never looks cheap, and that is the case today. Right now, it trades at 20.3 times forward earnings. That looks like a buying opportunity to me, especially since it is down 18% in the last six months.I’d buy these top British stocksWhile the stock initially benefited from the pandemic, as people bought more cleaning goods, its health division lost sales as fewer people caught coughs and colds during lockdown. I would expect other top British stocks to benefit more when lockdown is over. Shops selling essentials have remained open throughout, helping Reckitt Benckiser maintain sales. People will be looking to splurge on something more exciting than deodorant when they are let loose.But I would buy Reckitt Benckiser for the long term. To retirement and beyond, in my case. The forecast yield of 2.8% is nicely covered 1.8 times and was paid throughout the pandemic. Management’s attitude is progressive and dividend payments should increase over time. I would supplement this with National Grid (LSE: NG), another top British stock that would give me more generous income today. This is as solid as a utility can get, as it manages the wires and pipes that businesses and homes rely on for power, both in the UK and north-east US.FTSE 100 income heroNational Grid has been a terrific source of dividends for years, with the payout funded from strictly regulated earnings. The stock is now forecast to yield 6%, making it one of the top British income stocks of all. I find that hard to resist at a time when the average instant access account pays just 0.18%.I don’t expect massive share price growth and the National Grid share price is trading at similar levels to five years ago. Management also has to invest a hefty £10bn in its transmission networks over five years and pursue net zero carbon targets. Regulator Ofgem also proposed cutting its maximum return on equity by 40% from today’s level. I still think today’s entry price looks attractive, with the stock trading at 14.2 times earningsNational Grid remains one of the top British stocks for income seekers, and I would add it to my ISA portfolio today. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Harvey Jones
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January 5, 2018 at 10:43 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter December 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm charles towne Reply Richard, Richard, richard! Chaz December 27, 2017 at 10:26 am Reply Richard charles towne Reply Reply charles towne January 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm Reply Dear Linda, Charles did not mention one salient point, it may help you to not indulge in unhealthy things, but it WILL help you to survive the more strenuous temptations,should you care to find out for yourself!!!Have a joyous New Year! charles The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm December 29, 2017 at 11:32 am December 26, 2017 at 4:08 pm January 2, 2018 at 3:29 pm Charles, you always interweave important life lessons in your entertaining stories. We are so glad you love the gym and see the value and responsibility of exercising and taking care of your body. I also really like your point about considering New Year’s resolutions to be commitments, as commitment is certainly required. December 27, 2017 at 9:31 am charles towne Committing to walk close to God seems to be the most valuable commitment we can make. Jesus prayed for us to be as close to Him as He and the Father are to each other. Imagine that kind of closeness! WEE BEE, TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN! I can’t imagine a higher goal or greater ideal than to have that closeness with the Father that you refer to. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Chaz Linda charles towne Reply Reply charles towne charles towne Reply Reply strata ceo Kristin Gymrat Reply Wee Bee Reply Strata ceo, Well, what can I say other than I hope you check me out again, real soon. I am pleased that you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have something special planned for 2018. I plan on challenging myself in some unique ways;skydiving is just one. May you prosper in the new year and May Papa God bless you and yours is my prayer. Chaz Reply December 25, 2017 at 6:04 pm charles towne Please enter your comment! Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleJ.R.R. Tolkien’s Christmas letters to his children bring echoes of Middle-earth to the North PoleNext articleWhy do we love holiday rituals and traditions? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Getting to this a little late due to holiday travels but thoroughly enjoyed it as always. Happy holidays Chuck! December 27, 2017 at 8:36 am Mike McFadden We must strive for Maturity & at the Same time Become as little Children! charles towne December 28, 2017 at 7:52 am This was a very good read and inspirational Reply Merry Christmas, Chuck to you and yours! I have had some dreams that were put on hold until I got better health but am doing much better and no longer in survival mode! God is so good! I am able to teach the New Believer’s class again! which is a real blessing! I learn so much when I study for the class! Really enjoyed your story! It is so easy to settle! Had to fight it for awhile when my health was bad but pushing your self is good as it doesn’t make your health worse. Thought you got plenty of exercise, ’cause you are always helping people. (smile). December 31, 2017 at 6:00 am Linda Scott 39 COMMENTS December 26, 2017 at 6:52 pm Hey Don, glad you were able to read it. Get to writing my friend, a lot of folks are blessed by what you give to us. Remember, the trials that we face on this earth help to create in us the character Papa God yearns for us to possess and that we will carry for eternity. It is through adversity that our character is formed so that we can be a blessing to others. Thanks so much for your comment. Blessings to you and your family. Chaz Reply Dear Linda, excellent question! My answer has to be, no more or less than eating a healthy diet would. We know that if we are in good health physically and mentally it is much easier being in good health spiritually. The word tells us to do all things to the glory of God, therefore by becoming physically fit I bring glory to God, so yes, absolutely yes, getting proper exercise does help. Some people do healthy things because they see the physical advantage. I say they are smart, leaning in the right direction if you will, but, it is only part of the equation. Some folks work hard at the gym but eat an unhealthy diet, consequently they will never realize the full advantage. A healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy mind. On the physiological side exercise releases endorphins which help in our decision making process. So, back to your question: “Does going to the gym help with temptations to indulge in unhealthy things?” My short answer has to be, DARN TOOTIN! Chaz Reply charles towne Don Young December 31, 2017 at 11:10 pm Carolyn December 25, 2017 at 4:43 pm charles towne Joshua Ej Reply Jose arroyo One word brother “amen” keep up the great content god bless Reply Sir, you speak of idiots and you speak of politics and politicians-that is the very definition of redundancy! It is up to us to care for our fellow man! Blessings to all this season and in the coming year! Don Lindsey Reply Like the picture of the Village Idiot! One strike with the hammer and there would be the need of a NEW village idiot! ha ha.At 83, and soon to be 84 I don’t make new years resolutions….not sure there’s time enough to complete one! Instead, I simply spend more time reading God’s Word and more time with my wife in a local Nursing Home. And, I enjoy reading your articles Chuck….keep up the good work! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply Mike, mike, you da man! Do you realize how many people you inspire at the gym. Your diligence provokes the same in each of us, young and not so young! When that day comes let us walk off this mortal coil with a goofy grin on our faces knowing full well that we have done the best we can to inspire every man and woman we come into contact with. Yeah pal, I like that! SEE YA LATER…! cHAZ Reply Linda Scott Reply Oh CSG, truer words were never spoken, and yet It seems that we are surrounded with so-called intelligent people that are just dying to to take Dootsie Bobo’s place as village idiots. Mike McFadden’s quote from Lou Holtz up above points it out very well: “We are either growing or we are dying.” Wasted time that can never be retrieved. Wasted on habits that are outright deadly. It must make God very sad. Yeah, we are either growing or we are dying. So glad for your comment. Chaz December 28, 2017 at 2:57 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Dimitri, Your point is well taken and you are so right. We should be praying for protection from the Dootsie Bobo’s in this world, but then- they have always been here and always will be until the end. Chaz December 23, 2017 at 9:20 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Dear Kristin, Thanks so very much for the comment. If it wasn’t for the fact that you folks make the gym experience a fun experience it wouldn’t be so beneficial. God bless you during this new year. May we all, with Papa God’s help, reinvent ourselves so that we can be a blessing to all. Cheers, Chaz Reply December 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm December 25, 2017 at 11:14 am December 27, 2017 at 9:05 am Reply December 23, 2017 at 10:08 am December 25, 2017 at 11:20 am January 5, 2018 at 10:39 am December 25, 2017 at 11:54 am Dear Linda, Yes, He is soooo very good! Thanks for the comment Love you, Unka Chuck Richard, I am not sure but some of those squirrels just might have been so tired of eating nuts that they committed squirrelcide. I am sorry about that but corny as it is I couldn’t resist. Come to think about it though, the subject of village idiots just might lead into some political jokes! You have a great, healthy, and prosperous new year, and please, don’t play in the traffic. Chaz Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Thank You for being with us each and every day and inspiring us this last year Father God. Praise you O Mighty God, in Jesus Holy name, Amen Dimitri CSG I have a question. Does going to the gym help with temptations to indulge in unhealthy things? Just wondering. Reply Herb, when you say I am a great guy that just goes to prove what I have always said, you are a very discerning guy. Thanks lots pal and merry Christmas to you and yours, Chaz December 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm InspirationBy Charles Towne One day teacher asked Dootsie Bobo (not his real name) what he wanted to be when he grew up.Instead of one of the stock answers such as a policeman, or a fireman, doctor, or the president, without a moment’s hesitation Dootsie Bobo answered, “Well teacher, I done puzzled on it some an’ I decided I want to be the village idjit!”Now as you can imagine the teacher was somewhat taken aback by this answer, so her next question was, “Dootsie Bobo, why in the world do you want to be the village idiot?”Dootsie Bobo had obviously given the subject some study as his answer revealed.“Well teacher, of all people, what with you being at the university and all you should be able to figure that out, even an idjit knows that being the village idjit is an easy job, and if you are the village idjit nobody expects much of you!”Now I told you that little story so that you will know that not everyone has high aspirations.Dootsie BoboI know better than to ask you such a ridiculous question as, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” But really, are you working toward an ideal that is going to please Papa God?Are you content with where you are today, spiritually, morally, intellectually?How many of us are just drifting through life with no definite goals?Have you had dreams that you have allowed to slip by unfulfilled?I don’t believe it is ever too late to realize your dreams, to re-create yourself.I challenge you to grab life by the mane, drag yourself into the saddle, and ride baby ride, because it doesn’t bring you, or Papa God, any credit just stumbling through life like a lobotomized lab rat.Challenge yourself! Set a goal that is difficult, if not seemingly impossible! Who knows what you might accomplish.Here it is, almost a new year. I began working on my new year’s commitment to myself about four months ago by going back to the gym.You notice I didn’t use that ratty, dog-eared, mildewed, new years resolution thing. I said commitment! And boy, am I feeling good(There are several excellent gyms in the area but I joined Anytime Fitness in The Wekiva Riverwalk shopping plaza next to Garibaldi’s Restaurant. Stop by and say hi to the owners, Jason and Kristin Paris. They are nice folks, you will like them, they are like family)Oh yeah, I’m sorry to inform you but the job of village idjit was taken by a fellow named Dootsie Bobo.Chaz Saw something the other day that may apply- make a choice, keep moving foward, life’s highway is littered with squirrels that couldn’t decide! God bless us each and every one! As for Dootsie, there are other villages so there is still room! Reply charles towne December 25, 2017 at 6:23 pm December 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I am one of the fortunate folks who not only gets to read your inspirational works but also enjoy the pleasure of you friendship and inspiration at the gym during the week. Without goals we are destined to whither away as we age. Lou Holtz (famed Notre Dame football coach) once said “we are either growing or we are dying” and I intend to stay on the growing side of the curve until Papa God calls me home. See ya later… Reply Reply Linda Scott Reply Reply charles towne Please enter your name here Jose, with people like you rooting for me, inspiring me, encouraging me, I will always have plenty to write about. Thanks so very much, Chaz I sure enjoyed the article and pictures were great and Charlie is a great guy as I know them personally. Merry Christmas and happy new year to all Reply December 29, 2017 at 12:42 am Reply Well done! I could not agree more and have found myself drifting along at times. I think we get so involved in everyday life we forget what it really means to live. God is always there for us and we should always be there for him as well. This was an excellent reminder that we should always keep him not only in our hearts but also on our mind. He is always good to us and we should also be good to him. God Bless you all!!!! December 26, 2017 at 5:33 pm That’s awesome the way God works! He gives us so many good things to help us in our life and to share with others many that are worse off than we are! And in the process we are helped too! Doesn’t the Word say, they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. I believe what happens is that when we share with others God’s beautiful gifts it is ingrained in our own minds more and more, don’t you think? Reply Reply Humorus, but thought provoking.We have a responsibility to ourselves and to our creator, God Himself, to take care of our bodies and make something worthwhile out of each day we are given. Everyday is our gift from God…what we make of it, is our gift back to Him. With the New Year right around the corner, I pray we will all rethink our use of time, enjoying and accomplishing something each and everyday. charles towne December 31, 2017 at 3:00 am Reply charles towne Chaz December 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm Don, You likely have a lot more time and a lot more joy in life than you imagine! I need to get you into the gym, it will inspire you just to know that you are on the right path. It wouldn’t take long to get you back into good shape. Always remember, there are others that need you pal. May Papa God bless you muchly my friend, Chaz December 27, 2017 at 7:05 pm charles towne December 25, 2017 at 2:18 pm Thanks for this wonderful seed you just dropped in my life! Love it! Yes, I believe so! Thanks, Richard! December 29, 2017 at 10:18 am Dear Gymrat, wouldn’t it be wonderful if each of us were present when Papa God needed us? I expect the world would be a better, happier place. Dear Father, help me to always be there with a smile and a kind word. Thank you for instilling in me your love. Thanks for the comment Gymrat and may God bless you and yours this new year. Chaz Richard Sommerfeld Reply charles towne You are SO right, Charles! Never stop moving. God needs you everyday for something…or someone. December 28, 2017 at 11:26 am Well EJ, FOR SOME OF US THE LITTLE CHILD THING IS EASY! BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS MY FRIEND, CHAZ Reply Herb Weissman Joshua, Our lives should be seeds of replenishment as well as a joy to all we meet. I know you live by that principle. Blessings to you and your, Chaz December 28, 2017 at 12:33 pm Reply Carolyn, your words are so appreciated! I believe that we all drift at times Simply drifting, going with the flow, demands little and accomplishes little therefore we must commit ourselves to growth and positive change. Thanks for the comment, Chaz December 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm Reply January 1, 2018 at 3:57 pm
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922539/cleft-house-anagram-architects Clipboard Civil Contractors: Other Consultants:ELECTRICAL ElectropowerPlumbing Consultant:Dsr Engineering ServicesPlumbing:RN Sahoo & SonsModel Maker:InhouseProject Estimate:8,00,00,000 INRSite Area:3512 ft2Design Team:Vaibhav Dimri, Madhav Raman, Vineet DhallCity:Nueva DelhiCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Suryan DangRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. Our clients for this northwest facing residence, in Delhi, are members of 3 generation joint family. Built on a narrow 326 sqm. plot, their home faces a busy city road in a dense precinct. The design reconciles the acute lack of visual privacy on the site with their desire for an open, light-filled and convivial home that brings together their family and their friends.Save this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Section BBOur approach steps away from conventional circulation and spatial arrangements, typical to such plotted residences (that share party walls), by considering the built volume as a breached monolith rather than as a composition of fenestrated volumes and surface renders.Save this picture!© Suryan DangFaceted and insulated stone facades protect the house from the lack of privacy to the front, and similarly the service areas, en suites and closets are planned at the rear to mitigate southern heat gain.Save this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeThe deep void carved out, bridged at the front and rear on the upper levels, creates a meandering, naturally ventilated and social courtyard at the heart of the residence, pulling in views and balconies from all the rooms of the house.Save this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeSave this picture!Isometric ViewSave this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeIt draws ample light, softened by white and wood surface renders and the rooftop glazing, deep into the basement. The cross-ventilation of the atrium, controlled by operating the windows on the bridges, can be enhanced through thermal stacking in the summer months aided by an evaporative cooler for humidification and through a wind tunnel effect during the monsoons. Save this picture!© Andre J. FanthomeProject gallerySee allShow lessOld Doors and Insulation Foil: 5 Projects that Derive from Russian CultureArticlesLandscape Desigen of Langting House / antaoSelected Projects Share Cleft House / Anagram Architects Projects Anagram Architects Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Euromobil, Kone, Mitsubishi Electric, Tata Steel, ART N GLASS, Desiree SPA Italy, Metra Systems, Notion luxury flooring concepts, Stonex India, Viega and Ostendorf, Vizion Lights ArchDaily Houses Arohi Consultants India Area: 14425 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Engineers: Photographs Photographs: Suryan Dang, Andre J. Fanthome Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Year: “COPY” Site Supervision: Cleft House / Anagram ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCleft House / Anagram Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922539/cleft-house-anagram-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Suryan Dang+ 31Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share Architects: Anagram Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Sustainability•Nueva Delhi, India Adhunik Infrastructures CopyAbout this officeAnagram ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityNueva DelhiIndiaPublished on August 17, 2019Cite: “Cleft House / Anagram Architects” 17 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Balhannah House / Mountford Williamson ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBalhannah House / Mountford Williamson Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962429/balhannah-house-mountford-williamson-architecture Clipboard Architects: Mountford Williamson Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Balhannah, Australia ArchDaily Save this picture!© David Sievers+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” “COPY” Projects Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2020 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962429/balhannah-house-mountford-williamson-architecture Clipboard Australia Year: Balhannah House / Mountford Williamson Architecture Photographs: David SieversDesign Team:Martin WilliamsonArchitects:Mountford Williamson ArchitectureCity:BalhannahCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David SieversRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. This house in the Adelaide Hills is designed to respond to its context and to maximize the great rural views. Three linked pavilions splay around the curve of the hillside, with each pavilion housing a different function. The more public Living areas are housed in the central pavilion with the more intimate areas in separate pavilions at both ends.Save this picture!© David SieversSave this picture!© David SieversAccess to the front door is past a blade wall of local stone with entry to the home through one of the links, offering the visitor a view through large Eucalypts across a large dam and to the panorama beyond. One of the pavilions is a stone cottage which was being used as a B&B prior to purchase by the current owners. The design of the 2 new pavilions, while contemporary in nature, was an attempt to respect the scale of the existing cottage.Save this picture!PlanThe robust material pallet is a combination of timber, local stone and corrugated steel allowing new to sit comfortably against old. The separation of the pavilions provides areas for outdoor living and allows access to northern sun.Save this picture!© David SieversA timber deck wraps around the home reminiscent of the traditional verandah. High level glazing allows views of the sky and adjacent trees. Internal stone walls brings a sense of earthiness and warmth inside.Save this picture!© David SieversProject gallerySee allShow lessLAKESIDE Hotel, SPA & Conference / Arbër Shala ArchitectsSelected ProjectsConstitución Public Library / Sebastián IrarrazavalSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMountford Williamson ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBalhannahAustraliaPublished on May 29, 2021Cite: “Balhannah House / Mountford Williamson Architecture” 29 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New legacy strategy at Royal Horticultural Society AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 October 2005 | News 39 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gardening charity the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has launched a new legacy strategy, which aims to double its income from legacies over the next five years. The first year of the campaign will focus on making potential supporters aware of the existence of a legacy fund, which will be the centrepiece of RHS legacy marketing and which will encourage and promote unrestricted legacy gifts. The charity’s legacy marketing will include targeted legacy communications, information days, direct marketing, advertising and online activity. Advertisement Rachel Savage, Head of Marketing and Membership Fundraising at the RHS, explained: “The RHS currently has a regular legacy income of £500,000 per annum which is significant, but I don’t believe it reflects the size of the opportunity available to the RHS.“We hope that this new legacy strategy will maximise legacy income from the charity’s 365,000 members.”In 2004, a £550,000 legacy was left to the RHS and this year, a supporter who had been a member of the Northern Horticultural Society (which merged with the RHS in 2001) left a £197,000 legacy to the RHS for the development of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.Around 200 RHS members have already attended five open days at the four RHS Gardens. In November and January, 20,000 mailings of a new legacy brochure will be sent to other selected RHS members and legacy leaflets are already available at all four RHS gardens.
[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqsnT844YgA[/youtube] Howard Lake | 13 July 2015 | News Tagged with: Individual giving shock tactics 98 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 “Humanitarianism involves hard choices but making children cry when we treat them is not a hard choice. In fact it may be the easiest decisions that an aid worker makes… and one of the most important.”The need is global, especially given the current economic crisis. An estimated 27 million children are already at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Europe alone.Leigh Daynes, executive director of Doctors of the World UK, added:“As healthcare budgets become increasingly squeezed globally children are the biggest losers. That’s why this campaign is so timely as any donations could enable us to reach thousands of excluded children with essential healthcare.” Doctors of the World campaign invites donors to make a child cry – to save her life Dr Chris Van Tulleken, infectious diseases expert, TV presenter and DOTW trustee, commented on the Make a Child Cry campaign: Advertisement Making a child cry is hardly a charitable act. But that is the striking invitation in Doctors of the World’s new fundraising campaign, ‘Make a Child Cry’.Of course, the campaign is aimed to raise awareness of the large number of children who are excluded from essential healthcare, and to support the charity’s work in reaching them. In this sense, you can make a child cry in order to save their life.DOTW explain:“Children often cry at the doctor’s. Big needles and mask-wearing medics are scary. But what’s more scary is that a child dies every seven seconds from lack of care”.Going to the doctor’s might make some children cry, but if they don’t go the results are far worse. According to the charity, four million children under five die each year from conditions such as measles, polio, diphtheria or diarrhoea that could easily be prevented by a simple treatment or vaccination. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.