US revenue growth offsets retail decline at William Hill

first_img William Hill has put a year-on-year increase in revenue during the 17 weeks to 29 October down to its ongoing expansion efforts in the US, with its activity in the country helping to offset further declines in its retail business following the changes in UK fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) regulations.Revenue for the period between 3 July and 29 October was up 1% on a year-on-year basis. Sportsbook wagers were up 2%, but William Hill also noted an 8% drop in net gaming revenue.Online net revenue for the 17-week period was up 26%, but William Hill noted that on a pro-forma basis, adjusting for the acquisition of Mr Green, online net revenue was up 1% year-on-year.The bookmaker said that its UK online business was responsible for two thirds of overall online revenue. On a pro-forma basis, UK net revenue was up 4% during the period.However, online international net revenue was down 4% on a pro-forma basis. William Hill said that while the integration of Mr Green is well underway and the transaction has performed in line with expectations, its overall performance was harmed by certain regulatory headwinds, such as the closure of its Swiss arm and disruption to payment methods in other European markets.William Hill is set to further expand its online business, with a number of new technology developments set for release. A new sportsbook front end for Italy and Spain will launch in the fourth quarter, replacing the current third party solution and a single wallet solution for Spain will roll out towards the end of the year.In terms of retail, like-for-like net revenue fell 16%, which the bookmaker said was in line with expectations due to the ongoing impact of changes to FOBT rules in the UK. The maximum stake on FOBT machines was cut from £100 to £2 in April of this year.Retail gaming net revenue was down 39%, but William Hill said this decline was offset by a 13% rise in sportsbook net revenue. The bookmaker also noted that gaming trends are improving as customer behaviour adjusts following the new £2 maximum staking limit.During the period, some 700 UK shops were closed as part of the William Hill Triennial Review. The bookmaker’s estate now consists of approximately 1,600 shops and, while William Hill said that it is too early to establish a trend, the underlying results are consistent with its existing guidance.Looking at the US, net revenue was up by 60%, or 53% on a local currency basis. William Hill said that its US business continues to deliver on its retail and mobile strategy to be a market leader in the country.Net revenue from launches in states that regulated following the May 2018 repeal of PASPA tripled during the period, driven by the opening of new states, while its Nevada business saw a 27% increase in revenue. William Hill went live in Indiana and Iowa in the period, meaning the bookmaker is now active in 10 states.Key US developments in the 17-week period included the launch of a new digital platform ahead of the NFL American football season, as well as agreeing a new, exclusive partnership with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to open a sportsbook at the Capital One arena in Washington D.C.In addition, in anticipation of Eldorado Resorts closing the acquisition of Caesars Entertainment, William Hill said it is preparing to bring operation of the existing Caesars sportsbooks into the William Hill network.The US business was strengthened further by the acquisition of CG Technology’s race and sportsbook assets, announced today (21 November). This sees William Hill US strengthen its position in Nevada, while gaining a foothold in The Bahamas.Ulrik Bengtsson, who took over as chief executive at William Hill following the departure of Philip Bowcock, said he is pleased that the bookmaker remains on track to meet its full year expectations.“In the US our business has gone from strength to strength,” Bengtsson said. “We have excellent market access, a valuable partnership with Eldorado and we are excited about the potential that is presented by the combination with Caesars.“We have remodelled the UK retail estate, while the UK online business has benefited from a series of customer facing improvements evidenced in the stabilising market share in the last two quarters. In addition, we expect our international online business to benefit from a number of important product improvements that will be delivered over the coming quarters.“We undoubtedly have great people and a shared vision at William Hill. Our job now is to push on and do even better in terms of customer focus and execution.” William Hill has put a year-on-year increase in revenue during the 17 weeks to October 29 to its ongoing expansion efforts in the US, with its activity in the country helping to offset further declines in its retail business following the changes in UK FOBT regulations. Email Address Finance US revenue growth offsets retail decline at William Hill Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shopscenter_img Topics: Finance Sports betting 21st November 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Illovo Sugar Limited HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgIllovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Illovo Sugar Limited (ILLOVO.mw)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileIllovo Sugar Limited is a South African-based enterprise and Africa’s largest producer of raw sugar and sugar brands produced from sugar cane grown by its own agricultural operations and independent growers. It operates in six African countries and exports products to sub-Saharan Africa, the European Union and the United States. Illovo Sugar Malawi is based in Limbe in the Blantyre District. Illovo Sugar Limited operates in four segments; cane growing, sugar production, downstream and co-generation products. The Cane Growing division grows sugar cane which is used in the production of sugar productions. The Sugar Production division manufactures and markets Illovo Sugar brands. The Downstream and Co-generation division manufactures and markets brands that are by-products of the production process, including furfural and alcohol. Illovo Sugar Limited also supplies surplus electricity generated in the sugar production process. Illovo Sugar Limited is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc. Illovo Sugar Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) Q32015 Presentation

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng)  2015 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I believe these Warren Buffett tips could help me build a million pound ISA

first_img Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. Over the years, he’s built up a net worth of around $80bn by investing in stocks.I believe Buffett’s investment tips could help me build a fortune from stocks too. I think the three tips below could, over time, help me build an ISA worth a million pounds or more.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…Buffett tip #1“Your goal as an investor should simply be to purchase, at a rational price, a part interest in an easily understandable business whose earnings are virtually certain to be materially higher five, 10, and 20 years from now.”This is a brilliant Buffett quote. What he’s saying is that investing doesn’t need to be complicated. If I simply invest in companies guaranteed to be much bigger in the future than they are today, I’ll probably do pretty well from my investments over time.I’ve been following this tip from Buffett in recent years and it’s worked well for me, so far. I’ve built up decent-sized positions in tech powerhouses such as Apple, Alphabet, and Microsoft, because I’m convinced in 10 years’ time, these companies will be much bigger than they are today.Tip # 2“The primary test of managerial economic performance is the achievement of a high earnings rate on equity capital employed and not the achievement of consistent gains in earnings per share.”This quote from Buffett – which you don’t see every day – is an extremely powerful tip. It’s one of the secrets to his investment success. What he’s saying here is that when analysing a stock, it’s more important to focus on return on capital employed (profitability) than earnings per share growth. Companies with a high ROCE are very profitable and tend to grow much larger over time.Buffett’s been talking about the importance of ROCE since the 1970s. Yet, for some reason, few investors have listened. One investor who has followed this Buffett tip is Fundsmith manager Terry Smith. And look at his returns over the last decade. I’m focusing my own portfolio on companies that have a high ROCE. Unilever, Mastercard, and Softcat are some examples of high-ROCE stocks I own. I believe this investment strategy should help me build a million pound portfolio, over time.Tip #3“I will tell you how to become rich. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”Finally, I have to include this tip from Buffett. What he’s saying here is that the best time to buy stocks is when others are panicking.This year, we’ve seen investors panic on a number of occasions. In February and March, investor fear levels were off the charts. When panic’s been high, I’ve taken the opportunity to invest in top businesses at great prices. And it’s worked wonders.For example, in March, I bought shares in ASOS for 1,100p per share. They’re now at 4,800p. Also in March, I bought shares in PayPal for $90 per share. They’re now at $194.If I can keep buying great Buffett-style businesses at bargain prices, it won’t take me long to build up a million. If I continue to invest £10k-£20k per year into my ISA and earn 10% per year from Buffett-style stocks, I should hit a million in just 15-20 years. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 7th November, 2020 See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA I believe these Warren Buffett tips could help me build a million pound ISA Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, PayPal, ASOS, Unilever, Softcat and Mastercard and has a position in Fundsmith. Suzanne Frey, an executive at Alphabet, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Alphabet (C shares), Apple, Mastercard, Microsoft, and PayPal Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, Softcat, and Unilever and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $85 calls on Microsoft, short January 2021 $115 calls on Microsoft, and long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Here’s what I think is next for Unilever’s dividend

first_img 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Here’s what I think is next for Unilever’s dividend Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Unilever (LSE:ULVR) is a leading consumer products company with numerous competitive advantages. Given its immense scale, the company has financial resources that few competitors can match. And as an indication of its strength, Unilever has held up fairly well in 2020, despite the pandemic. According to analyst estimates, ULVR’s underlying earnings per share (EPS) should decline just 2.1% for full-year 2020. 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…So given the expected economic rebound next year, what’s ahead for the dividend? Here’s what I think. Unilever dividend: what might happen next yearCurrently, Unilever pays a trailing 12-month annual normal dividend per share of around 145p. That’s a 3.3% dividend yield at current prices. And it has good dividend coverage as analysts expect the company to earn €2.49 (229p) in underlying earnings per share for 2020.  So in 2021, I think the company will very likely increase the dividend given the flexibility in the payout ratio that it has and the fact that analysts on average expect the company’s underlying EPS to rise by 3.4% in euro terms. Attractive qualities as a dividend-payerLooking past 2021, I think ULVR’s dividend per share will continue to increase modestly — as long as the company continues to perform, of course. Overall, the business has a number of attractive qualities as a dividend-payer. First, demand for ULVR’s products does not decline as much as the demand for products of some other companies during tough times. Unilever products are relatively cheap, but they are also brands that enjoy strong loyalty. Consumers continue to buy them, even during a recession. Second, ULVR has a history of dividend growth with the company having consecutively raised its annual payout for over three decades. That history is a clear sign that management priotises dividends for shareholders. Perhaps most importantly, management has also executed pretty well. Over the past five years, the Unilever stock price has increased by almost 50%. Adjusted earnings per share have increased by 47% from 2015 to 2019.  M&A in the future?One action I think Unilever management might take in the future is accelerating its M&A strategy. Recently, the group unified its complex legal structure under a single parent company so that its legal base is in London. Many believe Unilever did so to make M&A easier.Chairman Nils Andersen recently confirmed as much, saying that the unification would “give us greater flexibility for strategic portfolio change“.If management does the right deals, I think there is potential for the company’s earnings per share to rise faster than expected. If that happens, the dividend could grow faster than the market expects too. Such deals can always go wrong, of course, but the company has executed very well in this area so far. And there is nothing to suggest it will not do so in the future.So I would buy and hold ULVR in the belief that the company will continue to modestly increase its dividend per share. If I hold for long enough, those modest rises will add up to a big bonus in the years ahead.  Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jay Yao | Monday, 21st December, 2020 | More on: ULVR See all posts by Jay Yao I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Lutheran pastor William C. Nelsen named interim president of Episcopal…

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA [Canticle Communications press release] The Rev. William C. Nelsen, an experienced college administrator, nonprofit executive and Lutheran pastor, will serve as interim president of Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) during the 2016-2017 academic year, the Rev. Gary Hall, chair of the seminary’s board of trustees, has announced.“I am delighted that Bill Nelsen has agreed to serve as interim president of EDS,” Hall said. “He has long experience in the church and academy, and deep respect for the school’s commitment to social justice. His leadership will ensure the continuity of EDS’s historic mission both in the transition and beyond. I welcome him as a colleague in charting the course of EDS both now and for the years ahead.”For nearly 18 years, Nelsen was president of Scholarship America, the largest private sector scholarship organization in the country. Prior to that post, he was president of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and vice president, dean and professor at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. In recent years, he has served in interim positions as vice president of development at North Carolina Wesleyan College, vice president for university relations and development at Tennessee State University, and university minister for advancement and church relations and interim president at Midland University, where he also received a bachelor degree in 1963.“EDS has had a long-standing devotion to excellence in theological education, inclusiveness and social justice. With my experience in both academic and church settings, I am looking forward to working with the people of EDS in forging new and exciting ways to serve both church and society,” said Nelsen, who was a volunteer with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965, when the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the organization’s president.After earning his undergraduate degree, Nelsen was a Fulbright scholar in the former West Germany before earning an M.A. in religion and society through a joint program between Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published widely on faculty development, higher education funding issues, and nonprofit management. In 2008, he was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after completing coursework at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has served as a pastor and director of the Lilly Endowment Project for equipping clergy and laypeople in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.In July, the EDS board voted to end degree programs in July 2017 in order to conserve the seminary’s resources for its future mission. At that meeting, the Very Rev. Frank Fornaro ‘96, who has served as interim president and dean since 2015, announced his resignation but has continued to serve during the search for his replacement. Nelsen was chosen unanimously as president by both the trustees’ transition committee, which conducted the search, and by the board in a meeting by phone today. He was one of four candidates identified by the transition committee in consultation with the Registry for College and University Presidents, a Boston-area organization that helps higher education institutions identify veteran leaders for interim placements. He will lead a search for an Episcopal chaplain who will attend to the school community’s spiritual and pastoral needs.“I was impressed by Bill’s knowledge of EDS and his commitment to the school’s mission; his support for the actions the board has taken; and his interest in helping the school move forward in furtherance of its mission and of the work of the church,” said Christopher Holding, chair of the board’s transition committee. “His open and pastoral manner and his command of the governance structures will serve us all well in the months to come.Nelsen is married to Margaret (Margie) Rossow Nelsen and has three children and six grandchildren. The couple has traveled widely in Europe, the Holy Land, Africa, North and Central America, and Asia. 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Bright smiles, great music, and a soldier’s inspiring tale

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSDr. John GammachiaVeterans Day Previous articleVeterans can be your best employeesNext articleApopka voting analysis: School Board Member Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 InspirationBy Reggie ConnellTypically I do not write articles in which there are anonymous sources, particularly not the main subject, but I’m making a Veteran’s Day exception in this case. Let’s call this man Bill.After the Veteran’s Day event at the VFW/Apopka Community Center, I followed a lead from The Apopka Voice Publisher Dale Fenwick to a dentist office over near Errol where something called Bright Smiles was taking place.Dr. John Gammichia and a group of student volunteers from the UCF Pre-Dental Student Association and other volunteer dentists were offering free dental work for veterans. They provided teeth cleaning, fillings and extractions for what I believe were dozens (could be more) of veterans from 7AM until around 4PM. I could not get an exact count or any more specifics because the staff and Dr. Gammichia were too busy to talk to a reporter.The nerve of those guys!By the time I arrived, the line was shorter, but steady. Music was playing – “I’m proud to be an American” by Lee Greenwood. The grills from the Maitland Breakfast Club were blazing and it had the aroma of a large cookout or a tailgating row of cars and trucks at a football stadium. The temperature was an unexpected crisp 60-degrees, and all was right with the world. Three days removed from the most contentious election in history could not deter this moment.This was as Americana as you could find.I wandered around looking for a story. Most everyone was courteous, but clearly in task-mode. I asked a couple of veterans if they had time to talk to me, but all of them politely said no. Finally under a group of shade trees, I met a veteran with a story.Bill was a tall, thin man that looked to be in his 80’s with thick grey hair and a beard. He wore a Chicago Cubs cap, red sweatshirt, faded blue jeans and black boots. His wallet was chained to a belt loop in his back pocket. As I walked past he said hello, and I stopped and said hello back.“What brings you out today?” I asked.“I’ve had a toothache off-and-on for about a decade. I figured I should have it fixed before I die,” he joked.Bill is from Holly Hill, which is a small town kind of swallowed-up by Daytona and Ormond Beach. It sits mostly between US1 and the Halifax River.“Holy Hell they call it over there,” he said.Bill’s friend from Apopka told him about Dr. Gammichia’s free dental work for veterans, and he drove 60 miles to be at the event. Bill is on a fixed income and a tooth extraction is well outside of his budget.“I hope they work on veterans outside of Apopka,” he said.“As long as you have a great Veteran’s Day story,” I said to him. “That’s why I keep bugging you guys.”“You a writer?”“It depends on who you ask,” I said. “But that’s why I’m here. To tell a veteran’s tale.”“Well you’ve come to the right place. Have a seat and I’ll tell you about the friend I met in Germany.”I sat down and leaned against a tree to Bill’s left, and began writing…“I was a private in the 9th Infantry Division of the Army during World War II,” he said. “My unit fought in Algeria, Tunisia, Italy and Normandy. In the early months of 1945, we were fighting in the Battle of Hurtgen Forest in Germany, which was a prelude to the bloody Battle of Aachen, which was just before The Battle of the Bulge. I was on a late night watch by myself when out of the darkness a German soldier walked-up on me and before I could react, handed me his rifle.”Bill’s voice went from calm to excited as he told this incredible tale.“He could have shot me. And I would have shot him if he weren’t so damn quiet in approaching me. Instead he surrendered. I wasn’t religious at the time, but I remember thinking that God had to be a part of the timing.”As Bill walked the soldier back to his camp, he was told to stand guard over him because there was no set-up to process prisoners. The two men sat in a foxhole until morning.For hours they sat in silence, until suddenly Bill’s prisoner started talking. “I’m not a soldier. I’m a farmer,” he said. “And I’m not a Nazi. I’m a German.”Bill learned that the soldier’s last name was Bauer. He too was a private, about 20-years-old. Bill was not much older.“He spoke pretty good English, better than my German anyway.”Bill explained to me that Bauer fought to defend his country, and not because of the politics of the Nazi’s.“They took over before I was born. No one in my town liked them, but we were still Germans, so we fought to defend our homeland,” he said.“It was a struggle to talk given the conditions and the language barrier, but somehow we bonded in that foxhole. We were no longer enemies. We were friends.”Decades later, Bill looked-up Bauer from the small amount of information he had. He knew he was in the German military and that he lived in a small town near Frankfurt. He wrote a letter to a Bauer he hoped was the right one. Weeks later, he received a reply.Bill wouldn’t tell me what they talked about, except to say that Bauer was very wealthy and often helped Bill with finances over the years until his death in 1990. The two men had two reunions after the war – in 1986 and 1988.Bill did not have a moral to his story, it is but one of many soldier’s tales that should be shared more often on Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other day they want to tell them.And I have no moral either except to say that if two scared enemies, trained to kill, armed with rifles in the dark of night can somehow, by the Grace of God, come away not only alive but lifetime friends, then somehow… perhaps… Democrats and Republicans can find a way to get along too. Perhaps supporters and opponents of mayors, city commissioners, and school board members can find common ground and build their cities, towns and communities together in unity.Or at least be civil to one another on Facebook.One last thank you to the veterans of Apopka, Holly Hill and around the nation. I hope you had a great weekend. Your service is forever remembered.And thanks Bill, for your time and for your service too.Reggie Connell is the Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice and the Board Chairman of Inspire Church. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House VAP / Ney Lima

first_img House VAP / Ney Lima ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806624/house-vap-ney-lima Clipboard CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil Projects 2015 “COPY” Save this picture!© Edgard César+ 14Curated by Pedro Vada Share Photographs:  Edgard César Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNey LimaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrazilPublished on March 19, 2018Cite: “House VAP / Ney Lima” 19 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806624/house-vap-ney-lima Clipboardcenter_img Area:  696 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil “COPY” Architects: Ney Lima Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Castelatto, Pré-moldados Brasil, SolariumEngineering :VSA ConstrutoraArchitect In Charge:Ney LimaTeam:Studio Ney LimaCity:BrasíliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edgard CésarRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The VAP House project, located in a residential area of ​​Brasilia, started from the identification of the client with the minimalist and authorial style of the architect Ney Lima.Save this picture!© Edgard César Thus, the residence was idealized in straight lines and with details in apparent concrete.  The house has 696.5sqm in a land of 800sqm with the work completed in 2015.  Save this picture!© Edgard César The differential in this project is in the volumetry of the house. The main facade is marked with an apparent reinforced concrete portal that defines the main access through an immense steel door cut 6m high that contrasts with the cobogos, allowing a set of lights and textures.  Save this picture!Lower Floor Another highlight in the work is the external staircase, located on the rear facade of the house, in reinforced concrete, which gives access to the gym on the upper deck.  The living, dining and social areas are all integrated and have sliding glass doors, allowing the union with the balcony and gourmet kitchen, which in turn integrate with the kitchen and the external leisure area, with SPA, Deck and pool on the ground floor.  Save this picture!© Edgard César On the upper floor there are four suites, interconnected by a large gallery, which allows the privacy of the residents. This gallery gives access to a gym communicates with the leisure area and pool by the external staircase.Save this picture!© Edgard CésarProject gallerySee allShow lessASH Shanghai / Francesc Rifé StudioSelected ProjectsSelf-Driving Car Fatality Reveals Urgent Problems With “Driverless” CitiesArchitecture News Share Houses Year:  House VAP / Ney LimaSave this projectSaveHouse VAP / Ney Limalast_img read more

10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950539/10-redmans-road-house-alan-power-architects-ltd Clipboard “COPY” Lead Architect: United Kingdom Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Clients:Alan Power, Cathy PowerCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hufton + CrowRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. This project is for a 97 sq m two-bedroom GIA new build house on lower ground and ground floors, built on open land just south of Whitechapel High Street, in the Stepney Green Conservation Area. This project offered a fascinating opportunity to create a dwelling from a leftover scrap of urban land. It demonstrates what can be achieved by focusing on what might be called the spirit of place, rather than approaching the design from any particular stylistic viewpoint – that is, by developing a series of dwelling spaces that address the particular characteristics of a place, or a site. The clues to the design lay in the site context of a conservation area, creating privacy and seclusion from a prominent street location, orientation for light and sun, the open sky of the gardens of adjacent properties to the south, and the desire to create a sense of a primary space as a focus for the house that appeared to be experiencedly greater than the modest scale of the house – what Gaston Bachelard has called ‘intimate immensity’.Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Hufton + CrowThe site is a slightly distorted rectangle, with the long axis aligned east to west, with the frontage along Redmans Road being the north elevation. To the east is Redlands Primary School; the land adjacent to the east boundary on the school side is a bio-diverse wooded garden, left to develop in a semi-wild state as a pedagogical tool for the school. To the south and west are the gardens to the rear of the houses along Jubilee Street. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowA second-hand stock brick wall to match the adjacent brickwork in Jubilee Street establishes the building’s position along Redmans Road, and in the conservation area. The building signifies its presence discreetly within and above this wall: a single opening on the eastern end of the site provides the entry into the building via an open side passage. Perforated brickwork adjacent to the entrance, with bespoke inset solid glass blocks, provides light into the internal staircase down to the lower level. The main living space, the focus for the house, is signified by the glazed lantern light sitting above the stock brick boundary wall. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowThe new building has a ‘L’ shaped plan, laid out around a two-level courtyard located in the south-west quadrant of the site. On the upper level a terrace provides external space as the focus for the living areas; on the lower level, a landscaped courtyard serves the two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. The front door to the new building is off the side passage, thereby providing a double layer of privacy and security for the occupants. The entrance door then opens directly into the main living space. Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowTo enhance the garden setting of the building, and for reasons of sustainability and biodiversity, the roof to the lantern light is sedum. When viewed from the upper levels of the adjacent houses along Jubilee Street, this will also help to provide a sense of the continuation of the neighbours’ gardens, and recalls the previous garden character of the site.Save this picture!© Hufton + CrowProject gallerySee allShow lessSCC_Villa Clinic / BAarqsSelected ProjectsAfter-School Care & School Restaurant / LDA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Houses Architects: Alan Power Architects Ltd Area Area of this architecture project MWL Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: Structural Engineers: 10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects LtdSave this projectSave10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd Projectscenter_img Manufacturers: Protan, Ashlar Mason Ltd, Constructional Timber Manufacturers Ltd, Enfield Joinery Ltd, Glasszoo Ltd, IPIG Ltd, IQ Glass Ltd, Millboard Ltd, Mistek Ltd, Modern Doors Ltd, New Haden Pumps Ltd, The Resin Floor Co. (UK) Ltd, Tower Ceramics Ltd 10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd Save this picture!© Hufton + Crow+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Alan Power Quantity Surveyors: Price & Myers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950539/10-redmans-road-house-alan-power-architects-ltd Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlan Power Architects LtdOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn InstagramOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 02, 2020Cite: “10 Redmans Road House / Alan Power Architects Ltd” 02 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雷德曼街10号住宅,越过围墙的‘窗’ / Alan Power Architects Ltd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 Halstead Associates 2019 “COPY” CopyHouses, Refurbishment, House Interiors•United Kingdomlast_img read more

Men’s basketball to play Vanderbilt in Big 12/SEC Challenge

first_imgReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU head coach Jamie Dixon talks strategy with his team during a timeout. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Previous articleJanczak holds down Sooners, TCU avoids elimination in Big 12 TournamentNext articleHoward shuts out Jayhawks to avoid elimination from Big 12 Tournament Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas + posts Twitter Linkedin Facebook Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years printTCU men’s basketball will play at Vanderbilt Saturday, Jan. 27 in Nashville, Tenn. for the fifth annual Big 12/SEC Challenge.The matchup will be the sixth meeting between the Horned Frogs (24-15) and the Commodores (19-16). Vanderbilt leads the series 4-1 and won the most recent meeting, 78-55, Dec. 18, 2004 in Nashville. TCU’s win in the series was a 51-49 victory in the first meeting Dec. 27, 1951. TCU holds a 3-1 advantage over the SEC in the Challenge. The Horned Frogs beat Mississippi State, 71-61, Dec. 5, 2013 and, 61-52, Nov. 29, 2014. They also won against Tennessee, 75-63, Jan. 30, 2016. This season’s 88-80 loss to Auburn during the Jan. 28 game was TCU’s first defeat by the SEC during a Big 12/SEC challenge, (the loses to Vanderbilt occurred before TCU was part of the Big 12). TCU is coming off a historical season that concluded in a postseason tournament championship under first-year coach Jamie Dixon. The Horned Frogs won seven of its last eight games, which included an 85-82 win over No. 1 Kansas, the program’s first-ever win over a top-ranked team, and an 88-56 victory over Georgia Tech to win the National Invitation Tournament. TCU returns its top six scorers, including all five starters from last season. The Commodores won their Challenge contest last season, 84-78, against Iowa State. Vanderbilt finished 10-8 in the SEC and earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament where it lost in the first round to Northwestern, 68-66.For the third consecutive season, all 10 games in the Challenge will be played in one day. The game will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm, will be located at one of the 10 matchups in the Challenge that day. The trophy for the winning conference has never left the Big 12 as the league is 25-15 (.625) in the Challenge. In case of a tie, the trophy stays with the conference that won it the previous campaign.The Big 12 has posted a 53-35 (.603) record in the last two conference challenge series it has played against the then-Pac-10 and the SEC dating back to 2007. Garrett Podell last_img read more