Santander customer rating: from hero to zero

first_img KCS-content whatsapp AS Stephen Hester contemplates accepting his bonus we’ve looked at how successfully he has improved consumer perceptions of his bank in 2010. Last January RBS was poorly perceived and was clearly the last of the big five banks on every BrandIndex indicator. Take the key measure of recommendation; at -14.9 RBS was 13.3 points worse than the industry average. Its general impression score (-33.7) was 27.1 points below average. The year has seen RBS move closer to the industry norm on all elements but still remain in negative territory – recommendation -8.2 from -13.3, impression -16.5 from -27.1. Its improvement has been partially down to a slow rise in its ratings and partially due to a collapse in views of Santander. The Spanish giant was competing with HSBC as the best perceived bank last January but opinion nose-dived throughout 2010 – impression down from +0.9 to -13.1, recommendation from +2.9 to -12.9 leaving it in 4th or 5th place across all measures. As the charts show it is on recommendation that Santander has taken the biggest hit compared to its competitors, suggesting that it is the experience of customers leading the general image decline rather than bad press. TellYouGov confirms what is going wrong, with respondents spontaneously emailing, tweeting or using the TellYouGov website or app to express an opinion on Santander. Comments such as “Poor service – again!” proliferate with their volume making it the only bank that consistently appears on our volume leaderboard. So for RBS, the roots of recovery are in place but there is some way to go. For Santander, public opinion is low and falling. Customer service needs improving to reverse this decline.Stephan Shakespeare is chief executive of YouGov Tags: NULL Santander customer rating: from hero to zero More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Sharecenter_img Tuesday 11 January 2011 7:29 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldlast_img read more

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Bajrang recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

first_imgLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstarsWrestling ICC WTC Final: Ravichandran Ashwin reveals when he plans to retire from cricket TAGSBajrang PuniaBajrang Punia medalsKhel Ratna awardRajiv Gandhi Khel RatnaTokyo 2020 Olympic GamesWFIWrestling Federation of India SHARE Football By Kunal Dhyani – August 16, 2019 Formula 1 India’s biggest hope for a medal in wrestling events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next year, Bajrang Punia has been recommended for country’s biggest sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.The 2018 Asian Games and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler’s name has been confirmed for the prestigious honour by the 12-member National Sports Awards Committee today (Friday), first day of the two-day meeting to finalise the national sports awards – Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award. 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Tokyo Olympics: Organisers mulls to allow 20,000 fans for Tokyo 2020 Opening ceremony RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bajrang recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Sport News Facebook Twitter Cricket Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo at 36, Covers 92m in 14 seconds to score his maiden goal against Germany – Watch Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityUndoThe panel includes former Indian football team captain Baichung Bhutia and Olympic medallist boxer MC Mary Kom.“Bajrang has been nominated for the Khel Ratna award. His name was a unanimous choice,” PTI has quoted a source close to the development.Also Read: Bajrang Punia, Sangeeta Phogat to tie nuptial knotBajrang Punia wins gold in Tbilisi Grand PrixThe source also said that the 12-member panel may add another athlete for the top honour on Saturday besides finalising the names for the Arjuna and Dronacharya awards.“I had the achievements to deserve this award. I have always said that awards should go to the most deserving ones,” Bajrang told PTI from Georgia where he is currently training.Bajrang had last year won the gold medal in the 65-kg freestyle event at the Asian Games held in Jakarta. He had also won the gold medal in the same category at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.He is also a two-time medallist at the world championships and a strong medal hope for India at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.Wrestling Federation of India has nominated Punia and Vinesh Phogat for country’s top spots honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.After being deprived of the well-deserved honour following his Asian and Commonwealth Games success, Bajrang last year had threatened to move court over the Khel Ratna snub. He had only dropped the idea after being dissuaded by his mentor and Olympic Games silver medallist Yogeshwar Datt.Bajrang was last year nominated for the Khel Ratna by the WFI in wake of his twin gold medals in the Jakarta Asian Games and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but the honour was jointly bestowed on Indian national cricket team captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu.Also Read: Tokyo 2020 countdown: Sony Sports announces Olympic-themed shows WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: It’s official! Start delayed; next inspection at 2.50 PM IST; follow IND-NZ Day 3 Live Updates Latest Sports News Happy Father’s Day: ‘We Miss You’, Hardik Pandya pens emotional message for his father Cricket Football Cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper last_img read more

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Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgGuinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinea Insurance Plc (GUINEA.ng)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileGuinea Insurance Plc is a composite insurance company in Nigeria offering products for life and pension, general business and special risks cover. The company is one of the most highly capitalised companies in the insurance industry in Nigeria. General Accident cover includes burglary and housebreaking, electronic theft and malfunctions, public liability, professional indemnity, personal/group accident, all risk insurance, goods-in-transit and health travel insurance. Fire and Special Perils cover includes industrial all risk, consequential loss, home owners and fire and special perils insurance. Engineering cover includes machinery breakdown, plant all risk, contractor all risk and erection all risk insurance. Guinea Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinea Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Forget penny stocks. I’d buy these top UK small-cap shares for my ISA instead

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: BMY EKF TET Learning to separate promising small-cap shares from penny stocks is a vital skill for active investors to develop. The former, consistently growing revenue and profits, have the potential to make you rich, in time, especially if they’re held within a tax-efficient Stocks and Shares ISA. The latter, driven by little more than hype, will very likely make you poorer. With this in mind, here are three examples from the small-cap space that have been doing the business for those already invested.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…Trading stronglyEKF Diagnostics (LSE: EKF) specialises in manufacturing point-of-care (POCT) devices and tests. These are used in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ surgeries to provide measure hemoglobin, glucose and lactate levels. As you might expect, increased demand since the emergence of Covid-19 hasn’t done business any harm at all. In a short-but-encouraging update, the firm stated that “strong trading” last month and a packed order book for the remainder of the year would likely lead it to exceed market expectations on its full-year performance. It’s worth noting that analysts had already adjusted their expectations several times in 2020. EKF’s share price is up almost 300% since March’s market crash. That said, I think it’s far more likely to hold on to these gains compared to your typical ‘pop and drop’ penny stock. A valuation of 36 times earnings for FY21 is high but unsurprising.Blooming salesEveryone knows Harry Potter. Ask who prints the boy wizard’s tales, however, and many people will draw a blank. Just in case you’re one of them, it’s Bloomsbury Publishing (LSE: BMY). Based on recent trading, it’s a name worth remembering.A beneficiary of the first lockdown and the move to remote learning, Bloomsbury recently reported record earnings for the six months to the end of August.All told, revenues climbed by 10% to £78.3m. Year-on-year profits grew 60% to £4m, exceeding even management’s expectations. The shares have understandably rallied.Will this momentum fall once we’re released from lockdown round 2? It’s possible. Then again, true investors rarely concern themselves with short-term fluctuations. It’s the underlying business that matters, and Bloomsbury looks sound. So sound, in fact, management has reinstated its dividend policy.Shares currently trade at 23 times forecast earnings. That’s not cheap, but a bulletproof balance sheet (£44.1m in net cash at the end of August) helps justify this valuation. A small-cap treatLast on my list of top small-cap buys would be global ingredients specialist Treatt (LSE: TET). In its most recent trading update, the £375m-cap reported that FY20 pre-tax profits were likely to be “in line with pre-Covid-19 expectations” of around £14m, despite a slight dip in revenue.Clearly, the outlook remains foggy due to the coronavirus. According to CEO Daemmon Reeve, however, Treatt is “strongly positioned to benefit from key consumer trends including the preference for natural products, a growing interest in health and wellness, and premiumisation.” A price-to-earnings ratio of 31 for FY21 is, again, undeniably punchy. Even so, I’d argue that a company with a market-leading position like Treatt is worth paying more for.Like EKF and Bloomsbury, its finances are in good order. At the end of FY20, the business had £1m in net cash (excluding lease liabilities) in its coffers. It’s also still paying out dividends. You won’t find many penny stocks doing that! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bloomsbury Publishing and Treatt. 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. 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. Forget penny stocks. I’d buy these top UK small-cap shares for my ISA insteadcenter_img Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

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Exeter and England playmaker Henry Slade

first_imgThis article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Rugby World magazine. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Downtime with Exeter and England playmaker Henry SladeWhat do you get up to in your spare time?I’ve got a dog so I take him for nice walks. A lot of the boys have dogs so we go out together. He’s called Frank, after Frank the Tank in Old School, and is a cockapoo – he’s four in September.In the summer I play a bit of golf; I don’t like to play if it’s wet! I play a bit of Fortnite – that’s hot right now – and whenever it’s nice weather I get out on the paddleboard. My dog likes it too.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?There was a guy who used to play for Exeter who didn’t wear pants under his shorts and once, in a maul, his shorts got pulled down so his pride and joy was hanging out. I’m not naming names.Do you have any nicknames?There are a few. There’s the obvious Sladey. I also get called Rusty because part of my hair, it’s not ginger but it goes copper in the summer. In my younger years, when I was about 18, I was pretty skinny and got called Skeletor, but I’ve not heard that for a while.Who are the jokers at Chiefs?Kai Horstmann and Carl Rimmer. Jonny Hill tries to do practical jokes – he’s always up to something.Chiefs joker: Jonny Hill celebrates scoring a try for Exeter (Getty Images)Do you have any phobias?I’ve got two, actually three. The first one is ketchup. I don’t like anything about it – not the taste, not the texture, not the smell. If you get a bit on your finger, the smell stays there for ages, even if you wash your finger. I don’t like brown sauce much, so I tend to go for mayonnaise. Snakes and sharks are my other phobias.An England Women’s player is scared of baked beans…There’s nothing wrong with baked beans. I’m just not good with ketchup.Related: Downtime with England wing Kay WilsonWhat are your bugbears?I have a few! I don’t like people being unorganised. If we’ve got an away game and I’m rooming with Sam Hill, he won’t bring toothpaste, deodorant or shower gel. I have to make sure I’ve got enough for me and him – and he uses a lot.I also don’t like people driving really slowly. I’m not advocating speeding as that’s very bad, but driving ridiculously slowly is frustrating. I’ve got OCD, so also when people are untidy.Do you live on your own? Expensive chairs, in-house chefs and Churchill are all on the agenda in this exclusive interview with Henry Slade TAGS: Exeter Chiefs LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Michele Campagnaro rents a room off me. He’s basically my chef! He’s Italian so he cooks good pasta and makes his own pizza. He’s pretty tidy too. He also plays the guitar and I’ll lie on the sofa and drift off to sleep.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Have you seen The Greatest Showman? Zendaya – she’s nice. I like Deadpool’s girlfriend (actress Morena Baccarin). It would to be good to have a charismatic leader too, someone like Churchill.Hitch a lift? Actress Zendaya starred in The Greatest Showman (Getty Images)If you could be any of your team-mates, who would it be?I’d like to be someone who’s really quick for a day, like James Short, or Dave Ewers, who’s really strong. Imagine knowing you’re faster than everyone or stronger than everyone.What’s your guilty pleasure?Pancakes with Nutella and whipped cream. Music-wise, Natasha Bedingfield. It’s always good to put Unwritten on.The silliest thing you’ve bought?When I moved into my first house about three years ago, I bought a chair for the corner. It’s my chair for phone calls and is really comfy. When I was looking at it I didn’t really look at the price and when I went up to buy it, it was £900!That’s not the sort of money I’d spend on a chair and I’d just put all my money into the house, so I shouldn’t have got it. But I still have it now and use it a lot.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?Have you seen the film Jumper? I’d like to be able to teleport between places like in that. I hate waiting around in airports so I’d like to be able to click my fingers and be somewhere.Your Mastermind specialist subject?Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter. I’d be pretty confident on either.Do you have any hidden talents?I’m not sure it’s a talent but I’m learning the guitar. I’m trying to get Michele to teach me but he’s a rubbish teacher! All smiles: Henry Slade has a few funny tales to share in this exclusive chat (Getty Images) last_img read more

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Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO Architecture

first_img Projects Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNamhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO ArchitectureSave this picture!© Namgoong SunHouses•South Korea ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328297/namhae-cheo-ma-house-joho-architecture Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJOHO ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSouth KoreaPublished on February 09, 2013Cite: “Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO Architecture” 09 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: JOHO Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  576 m² Photographs Photographs:  Namgoong Sun, Jeonghoon Lee+ 24 Share Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/328297/namhae-cheo-ma-house-joho-architecture Clipboard South Korea CopySave this picture!© Namgoong SunRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornLouvers / ShuttersLunawoodThermowood BattensEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Rural houses, or farmhouses are easily seen around countryside. However, these artificial forms are being placed here and there thoughtlessly in Mother Nature. A common stereotyped rural houses around Namhae, Jindo, and Pyeongchang have set a scenery of 20th century’s Korean farm village. One might say, the system of a local constructor also being a designer also being a constructor is extremely economical in terms of building rural houses. However, mother nature we have is too nice to only covered with identically produced rural houses. The fantasy of poor copied western wooden houses and red brick houses become formed a typical figure of Korean rural communities. Without any concern about an infinite landscape or a spirit of bamboo forest, red brick houses have become a romance dream for farmers, and an ultimate architectural goal for architects. Save this picture!© Jeonghoon Lee“In the new house, wish I felt at home and attached to its surroundings,” the client who owns a design company in Seoul, asked. He had already requested a local carpenter to build a rural house at his hometown, but the result couldn’t fulfill his wish. Afterwards, whenever he visited the site, he didn’t feel like living there after his retirement. The house was simple with only two small rooms, which meant to be a summer house. However, to be honest, the building  was out of its proportion and was not good enough to hold the beautiful landscape of Namhae. The client respected the scenic view and sensitivity of the site itself.  He wanted to give a unique identity to his house that can harmonize with nature that the building put in. In urban point of view, this project was an unremunerative and unordinary one, may be too much. One cozy spring day, this interesting project started. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunA line produces another line. Sky-line, a line made by mountain-line, and land-line are all the Absolute’s line. Newly drawn line means capturing the earth and the point where the sky and the land merge. After all, Cheo-ma possibly means setting a line where mankind and above meet. It is a human beings’ imaginary action about nature and sky while responding back to the beauty of its topography. As a strong stroke from calligraphy, Cheo-ma lines asymmetrically condense the energy of a line while resetting the relationship between mankind and the nature. The Cheo-ma lines are magnificent abstract boundary that mankind visualized and also a tool to reveal the identity of the land. It embraces the land in its own line and disguises itself in the nature’s ridge at the same time. This paradoxical duplicity of Cheo-ma meets the Korean philosophy of being harmonious but not the same and being similar but different. It is our lives and the virtue that the line has. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunIt bends to one side. And it bends again to another axis. Bent steel contains energy in itself. This embodied energy is the inherent strength of property of matter and the point where it balances out. We make a line with a grinder on the bended steel. A square shape steel pipe warps through curved surface as if it will burst right away. 3 dimensional bending is a process of exposing the nature of bended steel by making a line on it. The numbers on the drawing might be useless during the bending. 2 dimensional bending values are only theoretical figures when we try to bend 3 dimensionally. Workers’ sense, constant exertion and endless trial to find the true identity of the curve will be the only realistic solution for 3D bending. The drawings are only a base data to minimize the trial and error. It originates from how one controls and spreads internalized energy of property of matter which depends on the maker’s long time experiences and skills. With the heat we can bend a flat steel plate, but a square shape pipe refuses to be tamed. As we force the pipe to be bent, the energy captured within. The line of the Cheo-ma starts from as we bend a previously bent force to a different direction again. It is a long journey of seeking an answer to a mystery of balancing between physical force and three dimensional geometries. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunThe façade that is created by Cheo-ma curvature, gets filled with parametrically patterned aluminum louvers. Two perpendicularly arranged diamonds form a simple unit to flow through a 3 dimensionally bended line to compose the main façade. Because of the tight budget we had to come up with a best rational solution of how to construct rather than how to design. Discussion about the practical construction was the main issue in order to solve this problem. That is finding the material which is easy to find, simply workable at the site, and strong enough to face open air, and the way to handle the material. To construct a curved-line-shaped skin pattern, a repetitive module was used; making a line on easily manipulatable aluminum bars with a grinder, and arraying the diamond-shaped modules next to each other. If we say that the steel frame defines the line of the Cheo-ma, the diamond-shaped aluminum louver pattern sets a boundary between land and the house like a filter. These louvers protect the building from the rough hot noonday sun and sometimes it privatizes the inside from the outside while restructuring the scenery. Save this picture!© Namgoong SunA small, but tough 2-month long construction was over during the monsoon season. Because of my sweet words Mr. No, a construction field manager of window frame company in Yong-in, had to stay in a secluded house and listen to sing from scops owl every morning for two months. Employees and Employers had to save a word and overcome the construction of 3 dimensional bending that they never experienced before and the pattern of aluminum louver that changes a centimeter every each members. The construction can be seen very simple in a way, but the process of the renovation was not so. From harmony with color of the pre-existing house to electricity wire from sliced slab, everything needed to be very precise and perfect. Luckily, Mr. No was very familiar with all kinds of steels, so he could deal with every construction that we needed, even connections of tiny steel pieces that rotates in each step. In order to create a line within a beautiful landscape we visited Namhae a lot without noticing spring was almost over. Thanks to the construction we could enjoy the beautiful landscape of Namhae and admired the perfection of lines created by nature. We finally draw a line in that scenic place. Save this picture!Front ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessTime Lapse Video: Elqui Domos Astronomical HotelArticlesPodčetrtek Traffic Circle / EnotaArticles Share “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

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Thousands attend parades in Donegal

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCalls for a new investigation into the 1981 murder of woman in DerryNext articleAnger as Derry barracks excluded from gifting process News Highland Facebook Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – March 17, 2011 center_img Thousands attend parades in Donegal Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp WhatsApp News Google+ Thousands of people have been attending St Patrick’s Day Parades across Donegal, with the largest taking place in Letterkenny.The overall prize at the Letterkenny Parade was won by Lurgybrack Open Farm, the best float award went to Encore Performing Arts Academy, and the Letterkenny 400 Historical Prize sponsiored by the Town Council went to Letterkenny Gaels.The Sport Award went to St Eunans, the Youth Award to Letterkenny Commmunity Gymnastics Club, the Dabce Award to Fox and Crew, the Community Award to Letterkenny CDP, the Best Band Award to Fanad Accordian Band and the Carnival Award to Port na Failte.last_img read more

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Rajasthan Politics: SC Adjourns Plea Against BSP-Congress merger To August 24

first_imgTop StoriesRajasthan Politics: SC Adjourns Plea Against BSP-Congress merger To August 24 Sanya Talwar and Radhika Roy16 Aug 2020 11:56 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the case pertaining to the plea challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC) to August 24.Senior Advocate Satya Pal appearing for the Petitioner BJP MLA Madan Dilawar urged a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR…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 Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the case pertaining to the plea challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC) to August 24.Senior Advocate Satya Pal appearing for the Petitioner BJP MLA Madan Dilawar urged a bench of Justices Arun Mishra, BR Gavai & Krishna Murari to take up the case by next week. Senior Advocate Sunil Fernandes appearing for the Speaker stated that the the dictation of order by the Rajasthan HC had begun on Friday but it could not be completed due to paucity of time. Fernandes said that the HC had indicated that matter will be disposed of one way or the other.Senior Advocate SC Misra for BSP also urges the Court to take up the matter on 24th.The Top Court will consider the case on August 24.On August 13, the Court had stated that that any transactions on the floor of the house during the assembly session scheduled for the next day will be subject to the orders of the Court, thereby refusing to stay the Speaker’s decision of approving merger of BSP MLAs of Rajasthan assembly with Congress.The Court was hearing the special leave petition filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar, challenging Rajasthan High Court’s refusal to stay Rajasthan Speaker Dr. CP Joshi’s decision, approving the merger of six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs with Indian National Congress (INC).In September 2019, the Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, Dr. CP Joshi, had allowed merger of six BSP MLAs with Congress. These six MLAs had been elected to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in December 2018 on the ticket issued by BSP. An Application was submitted by them to the Speaker in September 2019, who allowed for the merger.Challenging the Speaker’s decision, Dilawar had moved the Rajasthan High Court in March 2020 under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India, seeking for a stay of the same in order to restrict the six MLAs from attending proceedings in the House while was the matter was pending in Court. This plea was later withdrawn. After that the Speaker passed an order on 28th July dismissing Dilawar’s petition to disqualify the BSP MLAs. This was further challenged by Dilawar before the Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court.Both the single bench and the division bench of the Rajasthan HC refused to order interim stay of the Speaker’s decision.In the meanwhile, a Transfer Petition was filed by the six MLAs, seeking a transfer to the Supreme Court, the petition filed in Rajasthan HC challenging the Speaker’s order approving the merger with Congress. During the previous hearing, Advocate Amit Pai withdrew the transfer petition.Next Storylast_img read more

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TroyFest crowd larger than ever

first_img Published 8:23 pm Monday, April 29, 2019 “This is the first time I have received the Best of Show Award at TroyFest and it’s  a real honor,” he said. “To be recognized here at home is special to me and I greatly appreciate it. I stared participating in art shows here in Troy back when there was a show at Murphree Park and I don’t guess I’ve missed one. I hope I can keep coming because this is always a great show,  is well organized and has some of the best artists anywhere. I’m just proud they will have me.”As “Best of Show” artist, Adams received $1,000 and will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibit at the Johnson Center for the Arts.The Corley C. Chapman First Place Fine Arts Award was present toe Juan Carlos Cahue, jewelry, Ocala, Florida. Cahue received a $500 cash prize.The First Place Craft Award was presented to Michele McLendon, Brundidge. She received a $500 cash award.The $500  Jean Lake Folk Art Award  went to Katherine Michael of Tampa, Florida.Merit Awards carried $125 cash prizes. The recipients of the Merit Awards are:  Steve Brown, Troy, painting; Lavon Strickland, Blakely, Georgia, pottery; Mary Holman Johnson, Palmetto, Georgia, jewelry; Mike Tanner, Nicholls, Georgia, photography; Danielle Tickell, Calera, graphics and drawing; Alan Burnett, New Brockton, sculpture; Heaven McCaulley, Piedmont, functional crafts; Wendy Ward, Troy, Decorative Crafts; and Marian Baker, Oneonta, folk art.Cracker Harris, Birmingham, was awarded $100 for Most Creative Use of Materials. Noel West, Panama City, Florida was recognized as Demonstrating Artist and Billy Howell, Gardendale, was named the Freshman Exhibitor and received $100. Dan Davenport, Millington, Michigan traveled the greatest distance to TroyFest and received $125. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Drinkard said TroyFest 2019 would not have been possible without the support of the City of Troy and the committee volunteers.“It  took everyone working together and we appreciate all of those who worked so hard to make TroyFest 2019 happen,” he said. “We thank the artists and the vendors, our entertainers and all of those who came and made the two-day festival a success.”The artists’ awards were presented at the Charles Adams Barbecue Saturday night. You Might Like Measles making a comeback in the Southeast In the wake of reports of cases of measles around the country, the concern is moving closer to home. Reports… read more By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration TroyFest crowd larger than ever Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Morgan Drinkard said TroyFest featured outstanding artists, therefore, continuing TroyFest’s reputation as the premier arts festival in the region.“We congratulate all of the artists who made TroyFest once again a great success,” Drinkard said. “One of our own, Charles Adams  was judged “Best of Show” for his solo exhibit. Charles has been with TroyFest since 1983. We want to congratulate him on the TroyFest 2019 Best of Show Award. He is certainly deserving of this recognition.”In true Charles Adams’ fashion, Adams said. “I was floored.”Adams said he honestly was not expecting “anything like that.” If there has been a larger crowd in Troy, Rob Drinkard has not been witness to it.Drinkard and his wife, Morgan, co-chaired TroyFest 2019.  By all accounts, the fine arts and crafts festival attracted one of the largest crowds ever in Troy, he said.“I think the large crowd was a combination of great artists, great weather and  great publicity , Drinkard  said.  “And it was certainly a boost to have  Parents Weekend for two Troy University sororities the same weekend.” Skip Sponsored Content Print Article Email the authorlast_img read more

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Imagi-Con Virtual reaches more than 1,800 people

first_img Imagi-Con Virtual is in the book, but the book is not closed. There is more to be written, said Karis Nicholson, project coordinator for the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library’s first comic/gaming convention.“Amanda Trawick, co-coordinator, and Amber Brantley, library administrative assistant, and I have talked briefly, and we believe Imagi-Con Virtual was the beginning of bigger things to come. We started small but many events start small and steadily grow and bigger and better.”COVID-19 dictated that the convention be virtual so plans for the first-ever event in Brundidge had to be revised and reworked.“A lot of people worked together to make Imagi-Con Virtual a success,” Nicholson said. “We were pleased with the turnout. Even though it started slow, the crowd steadily grew.” Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Photos by Jaine TreadwellBilly Augerot, left, and Noah Nicholson participate in events at Imagi-Con at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge. “We have heard the requests and plans are for the stand-ins to remain in the Knox Ryals Pavilion throughout the week,” Nicholson said. Theresa Trawick, Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library director, said she would like to profusely thank library staff member Karis Nicholson for her great work as project coordinator for Imagi-Con. “Imagi-Con was an idea from young adults who encouraged the library to have an event for them.  Before Covid, Imagi-Con was to be held in downtown Brundidge.  Because of the pandemic, the event became mostly virtual,” Trawick said. “Through oral and written comments, the library has gotten a great deal of encouragement to hold the event again, and this time have the second Imagi-Con in downtown Brundidge, where participants can meet and interact with each other.” Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Published 7:59 pm Monday, March 1, 2021 By Jaine Treadwellcenter_img Imagi-Con Virtual reaches more than 1,800 people Even the smaller crowds were enthusiastic and everyone had a good time.“The public feedback that we have gotten so far has been very good,” Nicholson said. “The live speakers were very popular as were the guest panelists throughout the day. Role playing is always fun and, at times, all three of the DND slots were filled.”Nicholson said congratulations were due the costume contest winners: Twelve and under, Rylee Brooks, Brundidge, as Tsuyu Asui from My Hero Academia; 19 and over, Scott Richardson, Opelika, as Steampunk/Western/Post-Apocalyptic, Gender-Reversed, Dorian, from The Wizard of Oz.The Imagi-Con web pages will remain this week for those who would like to watch videos and to see what was included in the events held on Saturday. Patrons thrilled by ‘noisy’ exhibit opening at JCA You can never have too much fun. But on Friday night, those who attended the artist’s reception for Vincent Buwalda… read more Sponsored Content You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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