Weekend House Wachtebeke / GAFPA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779091/weekend-house-wachtebeke-gafpa Clipboard Weekend House Wachtebeke / GAFPA VH-building Area: 130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPA+ 16 Share Outside Joinery:Wood FramesMetal Contractor:Tinel InteriorsOutside Construction:Patrick ‘t HooftEngineer:Arthur De RooverText:Arnaud TandtCity:WachtebekeCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of GAFPARecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWhat makes a weekend house? What sets it apart from any other property? Young architects GAFPA fancied to land in Wachtebeke what could be a weekend house. The project earned them a special mention during the recent Belgian Building Awards. The weekend house exemplifies an idiosyncratic oeuvre that ranges from staging exhibitions to landscape projects.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPAThe clients, who live in an apartment in the city of Ghent, sought a refuge from the hectic life. GAFPA distilled from their desire an – in some ways – “temporary stay” a stone’s throw from their home town.Save this picture!DetailTEMPORARY STAY The weekend house gives its residents the chance to escape from everyday life. In that sense, there is no representative side, because no visitors must be welcomed there. The weekend house turnes away from the road and focuses resolutely on the adjacent agricultural field. The entrance is hidden behind a hedge. The front door is protected by an expanded metal hatch, like the windows of the bedrooms. That side, focusing on the neighbors, can be completely closed during periods when the house is unoccupied. Opened the shutters are fins that give the rooms privacy in relation to the street.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPARELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE The building is raised from the ground level. From the elevated position you look over the yellow forsythia bushes to the Moervaart. The interiors are arranged in a U-shaped plan. At each end of the U-shape there is a living room with a covered outdoor area. The glass wedge links the living spaces, but also allows for separation. In this narrow patio is an open concrete water basin pushed under the volume, a small bush winds its way to the open space. The garden dissolves into the landscape. A specially chosen tree was planted so that it sheds his crown shadows on the glass facade during summer months. At the bottom of the tree lies a boulder. Against the house others serve as stepping stones to get to the level of the house or the terrace.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPATEMPORARY STAY In a weekend house the bedrooms should not be to large. They are therefore deliberately small sized. Much more than a single bed does not fit in there. The cupboard is part of the wall that separates the chambers of the corridor. When the doors open, the rooms immediately take up the space of the corridor. With the sliding doors closed the cabinets open up on the inside. The living areas are larger, the dining room with its double height could even be called generous. Between cooking area and dining area is a steel spiral staircase giving access to the mezzanine with sleeping place for parents. On the plan the distance between the countertop seems rather tight, in reality it is the necessary buffer between cooking and eating. The friction increases the spatial experience.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPATEMPORARY STAY The house is a modern house on stilts on top of T-shaped prefabricated elements. In its lightness, it seems only temporarily. The timber volume could come off easily, the concrete bases can be dug, and the helmet-like grass can recapture the place.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPAThe house is constructed according to a grid of 2,40m. The façade is lined with aluminum profiles. The recurring elements of steel profiles, expanded metal grille and internal staircase are varnished in the same dark-green color. The content of the frames consists of wood-based panels, with a subtle green haze because of their impregnation, alternating with expanded metal grills on the windows. Across the living spaces Glass is contained in the aluminum frame. The roof of the terrace seems to be supported by the same fragile structure. In reality, I-beams on the roof cantilever to make it possible. They are cunningly hidden in the roof, which is partly a green roof.Save this picture!DetailIn our region still relatively new techniques of timber frame were used in this low energy house. Both inside and outside the walls are covered with wooden board material. The insulation is optimized with paper flakes blown in the walls and by using 3-double glass panes. The floor in polished screed not only looks good against the wood, but also provides the necessary mass (together with the green roof) to increase the thermal inertia of the building.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPARELATIONSHIP WITH ARCHITECTURE The way this wooden house rests on the concrete surfaces is reminiscent of traditional Japanese architecture. This is reinforced by the stepping stones that give access to the elevated terrace, in itself almost an allusion to the engawa, the Japanese covered porch. The design of the house weekend turns his gaze, however, clearly onto Western experiments with light structures of standard elements such as the private residences of Jean Prouvé and Charles and Ray Eames. Regardless of possible references this property is a successful exercise in the sensitive handling of program and environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of GAFPAProject gallerySee allShow lessPublic Natures: Evolutionary InfrastructuresPublicationsThe Best Submissions to ArchDaily’s 2015 Holiday Card ContestArchitecture News Share 2014 Lab 15 Projects CopyHouses•Wachtebeke, Belgiumcenter_img Architects: GAFPA Area Area of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779091/weekend-house-wachtebeke-gafpa Clipboard Belgium Carpentry: Weekend House Wachtebeke / GAFPASave this projectSaveWeekend House Wachtebeke / GAFPA “COPY” Year: CopyAbout this officeGAFPAOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWachtebekeBelgiumPublished on December 23, 2015Cite: “Weekend House Wachtebeke / GAFPA” 23 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Kata House / atelier thu

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942951/kata-house-atelier-thu Clipboard Projects 2019 Kata House / atelier thuSave this projectSaveKata House / atelier thuSave this picture!Courtesy of atelier thu+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942951/kata-house-atelier-thu Clipboard “COPY” Japan “COPY” Architects: atelier thu Area Area of this architecture project Area: 109 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWe have slightly rotated the direction of the house’s layout at an angle, to ensure privacy from the neighboring buildings. we have also built a wooden fence on the south side of the site to block visual any contact between passersby and the residence. Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuAdditionally, the angled wooden louvers are placed to further control the line of sight from inside and outside, thus ensuring an open, yet private, living environment. The building’s form helps block the harsh sunlight of summer and takes in the warm sunlight of winter. also, the strong summer light’s effect can be further adjusted through a Japanese paper pleated screen.Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuThe eaves and inner walls of the house are covered with cedar, which gives the interior a warm appearance. when the sun goes down, the artificial light that comes from the interior illuminates the outer walls, made of cedar boards, and the louvers, which are built in cypress.Save this picture!Courtesy of atelier thuProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse of Steps / ChaofficeSelected ProjectsNantou Public Toilet / Edge StudioSelected Projects Share Houses CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Kakogawa, Japan CopyAbout this officeatelier thuOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsKakogawaOn FacebookJapanPublished on July 06, 2020Cite: “Kata House / atelier thu” 06 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?加古川小木屋 / atelier thu是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year: Kata House / atelier thulast_img read more

Fighting for people’s power

first_imgLarry HalesTalk given at the 2013 WWP conference by Larry Hales.What drives us as revolutionaries is our ability to generalize from our individual hardships — to see them not as personal misfortunes, but as stemming from systemic exploitation and oppression in an uncaring system, one that puts the interests of the few over the many, that would let the world burn to benefit the few.It is the oppressed world that the capitalists superexploit, and they make superprofits from extracting resources there. The oppressed suffer the worst in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. They suffer the brunt of the devastating consequences of a degraded environment.We see the symptoms every day on the faces of working and oppressed people, the families who struggle to make ends meet, those affected by the $5 billion food stamp program cut. Any day, more cuts could leave families with less than the current $1.50 per person per meal.Every day, we see homelessness, crumbling infrastructure, lack of access to education — and national oppression. The capitalist government and bourgeois politicians threaten more cuts, a permanent austerity. It’s a war against the workers at the behest of a class of superwealthy bosses and bankers so they can keep robbing treasuries at every level.This more aggressive attack comes after the financial markets’ near collapse a few years ago, and the so-called recovery, which reveals the nature of the capitalist crisis.The system is at a dead end; the normal cycle of capitalism cannot start up again. The normal means have been exhausted because of overcapacity. Nothing short of a devastating world war can bring the capitalist system out of its crisis.The consciousness of working and oppressed people has yet to catch up to the objective reality. Comrade Larry Holmes, WWP’s first secretary, discussed the political crisis facing workers and the oppressed, a crisis of leadership and organization that presents a clear picture of society’s fundamental problem. Income inequality is great and it’s growing. The rich and the corporations could pay more taxes. The minimum wage has not kept up with inflation and must be raised so that workers can survive without working themselves to death.We should fight for every gain. It is crucial to blame the capitalist system for all of these symptoms. Every gain is fleeting, while the system is left standing, and the capitalist class is not in a mood to make concessions.Building a broad, anti-capitalist struggleHow do we build a broad struggle that is anti-capitalist at its core? A struggle that develops the fighting skills of working and oppressed people, builds confidence and takes root at a cellular level — in the neighborhoods, on the blocks. One that struggles against racist state repression, fights austerity and budget cuts. It must fight for basics like utilities and food, the right to housing, and oppose evictions and foreclosures.Yet, it must be a struggle that doesn’t obscure the national question, the LGBTQ and women’s questions, and one with a deep understanding of solidarity. It must be internationalist and see imperialism — primarily U.S. imperialism — as the primary enemy of the world’s oppressed and working people. These things are key.The Occupy Wall Street movement was a great, spontaneous rebellion against the capitalist system. While it had its contradictions, a positive aspect is that it highlighted how fraudulent this so-called “democracy” is — that it is a democracy for the rich, a dictatorship by the rich that serves to maintain society’s contradictions. OWS woke up a large sector of youth.Our perspective of building People’s Power Assemblies, workers’ assemblies, the assembly movement as a vehicle for struggle, is the next logical step from the OWS movement. It gives voice to working and oppressed people, and is a place where people can take grievances and find remedies. We also see it as part of a process to build dual power, to circumvent the existing bourgeois political superstructure and rival it for power until those structures can be swept aside and replaced with people’s power.We are at an early step, struggling to get the idea out there. We are not the only ones. The Jackson People’s Assembly was instrumental in getting Chokwe Lumumba elected mayor in Jackson, Miss., using a program almost identical to that of the Republic of New Afrika. Similar experiments have been launched by other left organizations and in the oppressed communities. Hopefully, these efforts will merge.We have had successes with Detroit’s “International Assembly against the Banks,” and in Baltimore, Philadelphia, San Diego and elsewhere. In New York, we are planning a workers’ assembly and a tribunal aimed at uniting various struggles behind programs of demands and action. It will put the system and the state on trial.It’s part of a necessary process to build a broad classwide fightback to organize resistance and maintain a revolutionary perspective to guide us. We are bold, solid and revolutionary to the core.Borrowing words from Che, we must be guided by “great feelings of revolutionary love” of our class, of the oppressed and “tremble with indignation at every injustice.” All power to the people! Build the People’s Power Assemblies! Build the assembly movement! Let’s build a workers’ world!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Water charges will sink workers

first_imgEmail THE regional president for St Vincent de Paul in the Mid West is urging the government to reconsider the proposed water charges of €4.88 per 1000 litres due to fears that it will push already struggling families over the edge.The St Vincent de Paul (SVP) organisation says the charge – one of the highest in Europe – will have serious implications for low income families.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael Murphy, of SVP Mid West told the Limerick Post: “What we’re beginning to see is people in lower paid employment who are really struggling and who don’t get any benefits, and yet their income might only be marginally different to people who are on social welfare.“We’ve had extra charges such as the property tax and now we’re following this with the water rates, and these people will have to pay all these charges. They are in employment so there’s no way of avoiding it.”Mr Murphy remarked that the added burden on low income households “doesn’t do anything to encourage people to be in the workforce and to pay their way”.“There are people who are just about keeping their heads above water and they are being hit with more charges. This needs to be looked at again, because it’s being brought in in a hasty manner at the moment,” he added.The SVP is now calling on the government to revise the charges, with particular regard to people on minimum wage and in low-paid employment.Mr Murphy concluded: “Examples are being given that it’s being brought in to improve the situation where we’re losing up to 50 per cent of our water through a porous water system that has been underfunded by the State and it’s just not good enough that the people are being punished and made to pay for it.“So far, all we’ve seen is the enormous cost of setting up this operation. The money is not being spent on the infrastructure.” Previous articleWaiting for Millennium midnight hourNext articleSt Michael’s Rowing Club take to Limerick’s streets John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook NewsWater charges will sink workersBy John Keogh – August 7, 2014 528 Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency TAGSIrish WaterSociety of St Vincent de Paul Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Advertisement Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearlast_img read more

Fancy footwork at the South Court Hotel

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan Advertisement Facebook Previous articleHospital responds to superbug deathsNext articleColaiste Chiarain gets planning for new school Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsFancy footwork at the South Court HotelBy Alan Jacques – November 24, 2016 1613 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan man Tomás gets Ireland active in the great outdoors Twittercenter_img Print Linkedin Stranded motorist robbed biker on County Limerick road All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.EXPECT fancy footwork aplenty at the Great National South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 as part of Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.Twenty-four brave souls will trip the light fantastic as part of this event, which will raise much-needed funds for the West Limerick Parish’s community centre. There will be much cavorting and jiving as the dancers, who have been in training for the past two months, cut some rug this weekend.Limerick footballer Peter Nash and Limerick senior camogie player Cliona Lane will be among the local talent taking to the dancefloor at the South Court on Saturday night.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Competition is fierce and their dedication is amazing,” says chairperson of Kilcornan Community Council, Gillian Downes.“They’ve all been training really hard and having great fun and making great friendships too. We are hoping to raise between €10,000 and €15,000 for work that’s needed on the community centre. It is the hub of our local community and everything that goes on comes from there.”Money raised from Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing will go towards future development of the community centre, adjacent to the national school, with hopes to include dressing rooms, heating, external toilets and lighting and sound for the stage area.Ross Mann of Limerick FC with Kilcornan National School teacher Shirley Balfry who are taking part in Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.(Pictures: Brendan Gleeson)“It is in major need of an overhaul to bring it to the standard required for the times. All profits from the dancing will be used for this purpose,” Gillian tells me.Shirley Balfry who teaches Junior Infants at Kilcornan National School will be ‘free-styling’ on the dancefloor this Saturday night with light-footed Limerick FC footballer Ross Mann.“The school will benefit greatly from any work on the community centre so we are delighted to be a part of this event. It will be invaluable to us,” Miss Balfry commented.“I have always loved dancing and have been doing Set Dancing since I was younger and also love Salsa, Ballroom and Zumba. My dance partner this weekend is Ross Mann. As a footballer he is light on his feet and well able to keep in time too,” she says.Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing takes place at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 at 8pm. Tickets cost €20. For more details visit the Facebook page or contact Gillian Downes on 087 7781225.by Alan [email protected] Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Limerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work TAGSKilcornanKilcornan Community CentreKilcornan Community CouncilKilcornan National SchoolKilcornan’s Strictly Come DancinglimerickLimerick FCRoss Mann Kilcornan pupils make waves to protect environment last_img read more

Section125(3) CrPC Mode Of Enforcement Of Right To Maintenance; Its Invocation Against Defaulter Cannot Be Faulted: Allahabad High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSection125(3) CrPC Mode Of Enforcement Of Right To Maintenance; Its Invocation Against Defaulter Cannot Be Faulted: Allahabad High Court Akshita Saxena28 Jan 2021 5:41 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has held that the liability of a man to maintain his wife, children or parents under Section 125 CrPC is one of “continuing nature” and a Magistrate cannot be faulted for issuing warrant under Section 125(3) in case of default. A Single Bench of Justice Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava has held, “The liability to pay maintenance under Section 125 Cr.P.C. being…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has held that the liability of a man to maintain his wife, children or parents under Section 125 CrPC is one of “continuing nature” and a Magistrate cannot be faulted for issuing warrant under Section 125(3) in case of default. A Single Bench of Justice Dr. Yogendra Kumar Srivastava has held, “The liability to pay maintenance under Section 125 Cr.P.C. being in the nature of continuing liability; accordingly, in case of a default in complying with an order passed under Section 125(1) for payment of maintenance or for any breach thereof, the invocation of the exercise of power under Section 125(3) by the Magistrate, cannot be faulted with.” Section 125(3) empowers a Magistrate to issue a warrant or sentence a person who, without sufficient cause, fails to comply with the order for payment of maintenance. The Judge observed that the provision is essential to enforce an order for payment of maintenance to the woman, child and infirm parents so as to prevent destitution and vagrancy, compelling those who can support those who are unable to support themselves but have a moral claim for support. The order stated, “The procedure for enforcement of an order passed under Section 125 Cr.P.C. with regard to maintenance, is provided for under sub-section (3) of Section 125. A perusal of the provisions contained under Section 125(3) indicates that if any person ordered to pay monthly allowance for maintenance under Section 125(1) fails without sufficient cause to comply with the order, the Magistrate is empowered for every breach of the order to issue a warrant for levying the amount due in the manner provided for levying fines, and is further empowered to sentence such person, for the whole, or any part of each month’s allowance for the maintenance or the interim maintenance and expenses of proceeding, as the case may be, remaining unpaid after the execution of the warrant, to imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or until payment if sooner made. The proceedings for maintenance under Section 125 Cr.P.C. are of a summary nature and the purpose and object of the same is to provide immediate relief to the applicant. The object of the provision being to prevent vagrancy and destitution, the hardship faced by the wife in having to wait for several years before being granted maintenance.” Background In the instant case, the Petitioner had impugned an order of the Family Court passed under Section 125(3) of CrPC. The Court observed that the impugned order was passed in exercise of powers under Section 125(3) CrPC on account of default made by the Petitioner in complying with the earlier order of the Family Court directing payment of maintenance to his wife. It was also informed that the Petitioner had already preferred a recall application before the Family Court. Accordingly, the Bench held, “The liability to pay maintenance under Section 125 Cr.P.C. being in the nature of continuing liability; accordingly, in case of a default in complying with an order passed under Section 125(1) for payment of maintenance or for any breach thereof, the invocation of the exercise of power under Section 125(3) by the Magistrate, cannot be faulted with.” Reliance was placed on Poongadi & Ors. v. Thangavel, (2013) 10 SCC 618, where it was held that the proviso to Section 125(3) signifies that it is a mode of enforcement and does not create any bar or affects rights to claim arrears of maintenance. It lays down the procedure for recovery of maintenance by construing maintenance to be a levy of fine. In the facts of the case, the Bench added, “In the event the applicant has made any payment in respect of arrears of maintenance, as claimed by him, and in regard to which, he has filed a recall application (paper no. 17 kha), it is always open to him to pursue the aforesaid application before the court below.” Case Title: Alakhram v. State of UP & Anr. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Flowers entertains Rotary with reflections on life

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Flowers entertains Rotary with reflections on life She was fortunate in that she was a people person, eager to learn and was interested in all things.Members of Flowers’ older generation were nannies for many of the influential families in Brundidge. From them, she inherited their caring ways and genuine interest in people and their lives.Flowers laughingly said she worked for most of the families in Brundidge at one time or the other. But that was mainly after she retired from the Troy hospital as a nurses’ aide.If it happened in Brundidge, Hattie Flowers was a part of it or knew the details of it. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:50 pm Thursday, April 5, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel You Might Like Maundy Thursday begins Triduum The Easter Triduum begins today with Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. In observance of Maundy Thursday, several churches throughout the… read more Flowers grew up “out in the country” in the Shiloh area. When she got the rare opportunity to go into town, she went on a mule and wagon.“A mule and wagon was our transportation. We are so blessed now not to have mules around,” Flowers said, getting a hearty laugh from the Rotarians. “We are blessed with so many conveniences nowadays. When I was growing up, we raised everything we needed, except flour, sugar and coffee and we usually traded yard eggs to the rolling store for those things. If we wanted meat, we had to kill a hog or a chicken.”Flowers said life might have been hard but nobody told her about it. When Hattie Flowers was introduced as the guest speaker for the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday, she was too preoccupied with “observing” to notice.Several Rotarians alerted her and she popped up and made her way to the podium.Those who know Flowers weren’t a bit surprised that she was deep into sensing where she was and with whom. Because, for most of Flowers 90 years, she has been a keen observer of the people, places and events surrounding Brundidge. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “I can remember back long ago better than I can remember yesterday,” she said, laughing.Flowers responded to questions about the railroad’s role in the development of Brundidge, stables on the backstreet of town and the CC Camp were milk was delivered fresh daily for the Blanton Dairy.She told about ladies from Brundidge who carried chickens on the foot to the beach when they went down to play bridge. She brought along a paper box that held prescription pills purchased at the drug store and she gave advice on how to live a long life.“Eat the right foods,” she said. “We grew everything we ate and raised the rest,” she said. “It took us a long time to grow a chicken to frying size. Now, they pump them full of medicine. We don’t know what we’re eating. A long time ago, we knew because we put it there.”The last question that was asked of Flowers was what was the most important event that happened in Brundidge, as she remembered it.“When the fair came to town,” she said. “It was a chance to see things I’d never seen before and that got my attention.”The big-eyed little gal at the fair grew up to be an astute observer of the people, places and events in the town she calls home. And, if you want to know something about Brundidge in the past 80 years or more, just ask Hattie Flowers. If she doesn’t know it, probably nobody will. By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Latest Stories Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Value of building at former Domenico Vacca flagship cut by 70%

first_img Commercial Real Estatefifth avenueRetail Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 15 W 55th owner Solly Assa. (Getty, Google Maps)UPDATED, April 2, 2021, 10:15 a.m.: In May 2019, luxury retailer Domenico Vacca exited its Midtown flagship store amid a legal battle with landlord Solly Assa, who accused the company of not paying its $4 million annual rent.Nearly two years and one pandemic later, the mixed-use building at 15 West 55th Street has seen its value slashed by nearly 70 percent.A new appraisal from Trepp lists the value of the 59,000-square-foot building at $37.8 million, down sharply from $119 million in 2015. The property includes 15,000 square feet of retail space and 31 apartments, according to Trepp. Domenico Vacca’s lease had been set to run until 2025 before the space was vacated.The new appraisal makes the building worth far less than the $73 million CMBS loan that Barclays provided on it. After Domenico Vacca left the location, net operating income shrunk to $660,921 at the end of 2019, down from $4.9 million at the end of 2017, according to Trepp.ADVERTISEMENTAssa defaulted on the loan and it was sent to special servicing in 2019. Earlier this year, Assa — who founded and runs Assa Properties — worked out a deal to modify the loan and reduce the interest rate to 3 percent. The loan on the building is now current.The property is one of two buildings known as The Branson at Fifth; the other is 19 West 55th Street. Assa acquired them for a combined $60 million in 2013. He sold 19 West 55th in 2018.Read moreLandlord Solly Assa and suitmaker to the stars domenico vacca are fighting over $4million midtown retail lease>Solly Assa sells midtown apartment building following airbnb settlementTroubled loan on cassa hotel residence in times square falls in to deliquency Full Name* Message* Email Address*center_img Assa attributes the valuation plunge at 15 West 55th largely to New York City’s Covid-related retail woes.“It’s hard right now, everything has stopped,” said Assa, who also developed Cassa Hotel & Residences nearby. “It’s a very unusual situation for us and the industry.”In February, The Real Deal counted 32 vacant storefronts along 17 blocks of Fifth Avenue in that Midtown area, which is some of the most expensive retail real estate in the world but has been slammed over the last year. Numerous tenants have walked away from leases, including luxury retailer Valentino. The company exited its nearly 20,000-square-foot space at 693 Fifth Avenue, with eight years remaining on the lease. The brand inked a new lease for a smaller store in Soho in February.For Assa, the valuation plunge at 15 West 55th is the latest problem for a property that has had several. In January 2018, he agreed to pay $1.2 million to the city following allegations the building and three others were being operated illegally as a hotel. Around the same time, he sold 19 West 55th for $50 million to Abraham Leifer’s Aview Equities.Assa maintains he didn’t know about the illegal rentals. “We never ran any of that,” he said.Contact Keith Larsen Tags Note: The story has been updated to reflect the current status of the loan on 15 West 55th Street. Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

‘Come back to us’, Countrywide’s Peter Long asks departed talent as profits sink

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » ‘Come back to us’, Countrywide’s Peter Long asks departed talent as profits sink previous nextAgencies & People‘Come back to us’, Countrywide’s Peter Long asks departed talent as profits sinkAs Executive Chairman reveals profits down by 45% within its sales and lettings operation he regrets “loss of talent” during Platt years.Nigel Lewis8th March 201804,187 Views Countrywide’s Executive Chairman Peter Long (pictured, above) has called for the senior figures who left the business during the Alison Platt years to return to the company as the company reveals its latest figures.Overall income reduced by 9% during 2017 and profits dropped by 23%, driven by a poorly-performing sales and lettings where profits fell by 45% from £48.4 million in 2016 to £26.4 million last year.This is a third year in a row the results from its core branch network have been poor.Countrywide’s mortgage business, which is highly dependent on its pipeline from the branches, also generated less profit last year, down from £22.7 million to £19.7 million.But one area of the business doing well is its B2B services operation. Profits increased by 13% to £35.6 million driven by surveying, and its commercial business outfit Lambert Smith Hampton.The 2017 results also reveal that although the company made an underlying profit of £19.5 million during 2017, nearly half that of 2016, it has reported a loss of £208.1 million after taking a £225.9 million hit for exception items.The company says it will not pay a dividend for 2017.In response to the figures, Countrywide says it is “going back to basics” in sales and lettings in order to reverse the decline and will be cutting costs further and managing cash flow better.This, it claims, will “lay the foundations to restore profitable growth” this year.Referring to the departure of Countrywide CEO Alison Platt and the more long-term brain-drain from the company that was a feature of her tenure at the top, Executive Chairman Peter Long says: “The under-performance of our business over the last three years has resulted in us making significant management change in the Group.“Industry expertise in all areas of our business is key. Within Sales and Lettings, the previous strategy resulted in us losing a lot of that expertise.“In the Group, we are fortunate in that we have an industry veteran, Paul Creffield (pictured, left), who has been promoted to the role of Group operations director.“His deep understanding of the market and operations means that we have quickly been able to identify what we need to do to begin addressing our under-performance.“I am greatly encouraged by the number of high calibre industry business leaders that we already have within our Sales and Lettings business and a number of similarly experienced and high calibre industry people who previously left us, and [who may] want to rejoin now that Paul is in this role.”Read more about Countrywide. Peter Long Paul Creffield Countrywide results March 8, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Inquest reopened into rower’s death

first_imgA second inquest has been opened into the death of Leo Blockley, a member of Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club who drowned in the Spanish River Ebro during a training session in 2000. The inquest was applied for by John Pollard, the same coroner who recorded a verdict of “accidental death” following the initial inquest.The decision was announced by Lord Justice Maurice Key on 2 March this year.Consent from all parties was gained after new ‘credible evidence’ concerning safety issues was discovered. Blockley was a graduate in Mathematics from Cambridge, and had been studying for a masters in Applied Statistics at Lincoln College, Oxford.Blockley, 21 from Ashton-under- Lyne in Manchester, disappeared after his boat capsized during a training session on the River Ebro at Amposta near Barcelona on 29 December 2000. He had been rowing in a group of two coxed eights when both boats were flooded after being hit by sudden gusts of wind of 50mph. The 17 other squad members were rescued from the water.Following Blockley’s death, his parents founded the Leo Blockley Memorial Campaign, which campaigns for safer rowing boats with the ability to withstand swamping or sinking. Stephen and Jane Blockley have paid particular attention to the buoyancy of boats used by rowers, putting pressure on rowing authorities to set higher standards.Following the announcement of the second inquest Jane Blockley said to the Daily Telegraph, “We are relieved,” and Stephen Blockley added, “We want the truth to be told and we would like lessons to be learned.” In a joint statement the couple stated on the Memorial Campaign website, “This process has taken over a year to reach this far, and this has been a particularly difficult time for us. We do not relish the idea of going through another inquest, and no doubt neither does anyone else involved. However, as Leo’s family, we must bear witness for him, and ensure he receives the justice he is entitled to. We also firmly believe that the sport of rowing will benefit from the coroner’s examination of the many safety issues involved.”ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2005last_img read more