Serco walks from bid for US spy firm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Share TALKS of a $2bn (£1.2bn) bid by outsourcing giant Serco for US spy firm SRA International were last night downplayed by the company.The contracting firm, which runs many of Britain’s public services, had reportedly considered a takeover bid for SRA in a deal that would have propelled it to become one of the biggest foreign companies providing services to the United States government.However, it said last night it was “not in any discussions regarding any major transaction at this time”.The acquisition of SRA would have been Serco’s most ambitious takeover attempt to date. In 2008, it first entered the American market with a $524m takeover of US government IT services provider SI International.The Fairfax, Virginia-based defence-consulting firm provides IT services to the US military, intelligence agencies and other clients, holding around 1,200 different contracts with the US Federal Government.The company’s founder, Dr Ernst Volgenau, who set up the firm as the Systems Research and Applications Corporation in 1976, still retains close to a 24 per cent stake of the business.Any sale of SRA will require Dr Volegnau to agree a price, with reports suggesting that the company is looking for a valuation upwards of 12 times its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) this year.For the year ending September 2010, the company had $1.67bn of revenue and $150m of Ebitda. The firm paid off outstanding loans in the last quarter of last year leaving it with no debt on its balance sheet.Amongst its expertise is cyber security, a threat which world government’s have become increasingly concerned of.A US government security report predicted at the end of last year that Federal investment in information security would rise to $13.3bn by 2015, indicating the potential size of the market. Sunday 23 January 2011 10:34 pm Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. The oil price has recovered from Covid-19 but Shell’s share price hasn’t. What’s going on? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 | More on: RDSB 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 Address Oil prices have staged a remarkable recovery recently. Since late October, the price of Brent Crude oil has jumped from around $40 per barrel to over $60 per barrel. This means that the price of the commodity is now back at pre-Covid-19 levels.Shares in oil major Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) have not staged the same kind of recovery, however. While Shell shares have risen significantly since late October, the share price remains about 40% below the level it was trading at in January 2020. So, what’s going on here? Why is Shell’s share price still depressed if oil has rebounded?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…What’s up with Shell’s share price?One possible reason Shell’s share price remains depressed is that renewable energy has really come into focus over the last year. New US president Joe Biden, for example, wants to spend nearly $2trn over the next 10 years on renewable energy, in order to make the US a 100% clean energy economy with net-zero emissions by 2050.This focus on renewable energy means that oil companies like Shell are likely to face structural challenges.Shell has made a few small moves on the renewable energy front in recent years. We’re likely to hear more about its renewable strategy in the company’s 2021 Strategy Day tomorrow.However, right now, the FTSE 100 giant is still very much seen as an oil company. This will be affecting sentiment towards the stock.ESG investingAnother factor that could explain Shell’s lack of share price momentum is the increasing focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategies within the investment community.Today, many large institutional investors are completely avoiding sectors such as oil in order to meet ESG requirements. Lower demand for the stock due to ESG concerns could be impacting its share price.Dividend cutFinally, there’s last year’s dividend cut. In the past, Shell was viewed as a very reliable dividend stock. And for good reason – the company had not cut its payout since World War II. As a result of this incredible dividend track record, it was owned by many investors, including large global institutions, for income.However, after slashing its payout by nearly 70% last year, the company does not have the same dividend appeal now.I’ll point out that Shell does still pay a dividend. It also recently hiked its quarterly payout by 4% and said that it is committed to a progressive dividend policy.However, the payout is considerably lower than it was this time last year. Additionally, there is now more uncertainty over future payouts now that the track record is gone.I imagine this is also affecting the share price.Can Shell’s share price recover?Looking ahead, for Shell’s share price to fully recover, I think the company needs to show that it is serious about renewable energy. A recovery is not guaranteed. There are likely to be challenges ahead, in my view. I’ll be interested to see what the company says at its Strategy Day in relation to its plans here. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA
Max Evans, who came to Castres in 2011, lives a couple of doors up and was on hand to offer assistance when the Garveys arrived in the summer of 2012, and the French players in the squad have been similarly supportive. “They’ve taken us under their wing,” explains Garvey. “We’ve been to barbecues, lunches and they’ve done so much to make us feel welcome.”It was that camaraderie that played such an important part in Castres stunning success last season. Lacking the superstar names of Toulon, Racing or Clermont, Castres’ strength is their unity and that’s been maintained this season with the arrival of the new coaching team of Serge Milhas and David Darricarrère. “They’re calm coaches, and they have a confidence in the players that makes it easier for us to go and play the way they want us to,” says Garvey.That ‘way’ is more expansive than what went before at Castres under the previous coaching pair of Laurent Travers and Laurent Labit. “I like the new style,” admits Garvey. “It’s good for me, and Max, and the rest of the backs.” It will be intriguing to see how Castres fare in the Heineken Cup, pooled as they are with Leinster, Northampton and the Ospreys. As Castres showed last season, they’re not one of those French teams who go to pieces the moment they leave their city limits. Home or away, says Garvey, “we’ll go into every match with no fear”.Garvey is particularly relishing the chance to play Northampton, a team he knows well from his 11 years in the Premiership. Not just because the Saints are an old rival but because it will be an opportunity to go head-to-head with arguably the most famous wing in the world right now. “I’ve played against George North once before,” says Garvey. “It was a pre-season friendly for Worcester against the Scarlets in his breakthrough season. He was a unit then and he’s grown into a world-class player. If I get the chance to play against him it will be a challenge, and a great opportunity.” NOT FOR FEATURED Wide man: Castres wing Marcel Garvey rounds the Glasgow defence during a Heineken Cup tie last seasonBy Gavin MortimerLAST SEASON was a funny old one for Marcel Garvey. Seventeen outings for Castres in the Top 14 and just one try, and that in the final game of the regular season against Racing Metro. Wind forward a few months and the 30-year-old winger is in red-hot form, scoring three tries for Castres in their opening two games of the Top 14.So what’s gone on over the summer to bring about the change? A new fitness regime? A freshness of mind? Nothing so complicated, explains Garvey, who was rested for the trip to Bordeaux on Saturday in readiness for Castres’ clash against Stade Francais this Wednesday evening. “It’s just luck, being in the right place at the right time,” he explains. “I felt my form was fine last season but I was just unlucky not to score more tries. But that’s the way it sometimes goes.”Garvey does himself a disservice. The two tries he scored against Grenoble the week before last were both finished in style, with the same sharpness he showed regularly for Gloucester and Worcester. Garvey insists that last season he was similarly incisive, making line breaks and creating tries but never quite getting on the end of a move. That was probably the main reason he missed out on Castres’ extraordinary end to the season, when in the play-offs they beat Montpellier, Clermont Auvergne and Toulon to win their first Top 14 title for 20 years. “I played in the last game of the regular season against Racing but then the coaches made a few changes for the game (quarter-final) against Montpellier,” reflects Garvey. “The boys went well and the coaches stuck with the same side right through to the final.”Champions: Castres celebrate their titleDespite missing out on the final, Garvey describes the day – and the return to the Castres with the Bouclier de Brennus – as one of the most memorable moments of his career. “It was incredible,” he says. “There were 20,000 people to greet us in Castres and the population of the town is only about 50,000.”The passion of the fans is one reason why Garvey finds Castres to his liking. “Before I came to France some people said I’d find it hard to adapt, but that’s not been the case at all. The whole family has taken to the lifestyle and my three kids (aged nine, six and four) have adapted really well. They’ve picked up the language much quicker than me!” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Gloucester
New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Youth Minister Lorton, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY El ministerio de reasentamiento de Atlanta: una fiesta en Navidad y una amistad durante todo el año In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Este artículo es parte de una serie en desarrollo que explora la respuesta de parte de la Iglesia Episcopal y de sus asociados ecuménicos a la crisis global de los refugiados. Otros artículos de la serie se pueden encontrarse aquí.[Episcopal News Service] Puede ser la primera fiesta de Navidad para cerca de 40 niños de familias refugiadas —y Steve Heckler, voluntario de la iglesia de Todos los Santos [All Saints Church] está desbordante de entusiasmo, ansioso de presentarle a un niño congolés de 6 años una equipo para armar autos de juguete.“Él quería autos de juguete y encontré este ingenioso juego que tiene todas las piezas y puedes armar varios autos diferentes enseguida e intercambiarlos” y Heckler dijo que él andará cerca de lo largo del año para ayudar a ensamblarlos si hace falta.La fiesta del 19 de diciembre es un evento anual organizado por el ministerio de reasentamiento de refugiados de la iglesia de Todos los Santos, asociada con New American Pathways, la filial del Ministerio Episcopal de Migración en Atlanta.“Recaudamos varios miles de dólares en tarjetas de alimentos y tarjetas de Wal-Mart, y hacemos unos 500 regalos para las tres diferentes organizaciones”, dijo Louisa Merchant, directora del ministerio de reasentamiento de refugiados en Todos los Santos.Leapin’ Lizards y relaciones transformadorasHeckler dijo recientemente a Episcopal Church Service que él probablemente derive tanto placer de participar en la fiesta de Navidad de Todos los Santos como los niños mismos.“Es realmente maravilloso, vamos a llevarles a Leapin’ Lizards – uno de esos lugares de recreaciones infantiles. Fijamos un límite de $40 por niño y usualmente sabemos lo que el niño va a pedir. Los voluntarios de la iglesia consiguen el regalo lo envuelven e incluyen una nota personal”.Los regalos no se entregan hasta el final de la fiesta. Primero, hay pizza y diversión. Es un acontecimiento al que él lleva a sus propias hijas, de 8 y 10 años, que también se han amistado con la familia a la que ayuda como voluntario.“Me he relacionado más con una madre afgana y sus hijas. La madre vino sabiendo bastante inglés debido al trabajo que ella realizaba en Afganistán.“Ella voló de Kabul, pernoctó en Dubái, luego siguió a Nueva York donde durmió y finalmente vino a Atlanta, donde fue recibida [con sus hijas] por voluntarios que las llevaron a un apartamento que les habíamos amueblado agradablemente”, recordaba él.“Ella decía que estaba tan asustada y tan preocupada hasta que entró y vio lo bonito que era el apartamento que le habíamos preparado. Dijo que entonces supo que las personas se habían ocupado en verdad de ellas y que eso marcaba la diferencia”.Más de dos décadas de exitosos reasentamientos.Por más de veinte años, el ministerio de reasentamiento de refugiados de la Iglesia ha ayudado a copatrocinar familias provenientes de Bosnia, Vietnam, Sudán, Somalia, la República Democrática del Congo, Ruanda, Afganistán, Birmania y Bután, según la directora Louisa Merchant.El Dr. Heval Mohamed Kelli, de 32 años, recuerda lo que la tutoría y otros ministerios de Todos los Santos significó para él y su familia después de su llegada a Estados Unidos, vía Alemania, dos semanas después del 11 de septiembre de 2001.“Somos refugiados sirios, somos curdos. Mi papá tuvo que dejar el país en 1996 debido a la opresión política”, le dijo él a ENS. “Inicialmente fuimos a Alemania, pero nunca nos dieron la residencia permanente, de manera que no podía asistir a la universidad allí”.Él tenía 17 años, la familia se reasentó en Atlanta, y “en el transcurso de la primera semana, miembros de Todos los Santos se aparecieron para darnos la bienvenida”.En Todos los Santos un voluntario fue su instructor de inglés durante un año entero. Otro, un hombre de 80 años, le enseñó como solicitar su ingreso en la universidad., Su padre se enfermó a poco de ellos llegar; su madre no podía encontrar trabajo y su hermano era demasiado joven para trabajar, de manera que Kelli consiguió un empleo lavando platos.Después que él y su hermano compartieron sus problemas, miembros anónimos de la iglesia pagaron el alquiler de la familia durante seis meses, les ayudaron a conseguir un auto y les pagaron a los hermanos para podar sus céspedes y cuidar a sus niños.Ahora, Kelli, que se hizo ciudadano en 2006, se está preparando para ser cardiólogo y su hermano se prepara para ser cirujano. Kelli trabaja de voluntario en un clínica gratuita a pocas cuadras de la primera vivienda de su familia, y recientemente le otorgaron una beca de cardiología de cuatro años en la Universidad de Emory, y apareció en un artículo de la Associated Press que se publicó en el New York Times y en otros medios.“Todo eso es posible debido a la iniciativa de Todos los Santos de ayudarnos a integrarnos en la sociedad norteamericana. Y todo ello fue muy aleccionador, porque no somos cristianos. Somos musulmanes”, dijo.“Todos los Santos es un ejemplo ilustrativo de invertir en el futuro de las personas. Creyeron en mi familia y nos ayudaron como seres humanos, independientemente del trasfondo religioso. Hicieron una inversión decisiva en mi familia y nos hicieron sentir como parte de este país desde el primer día. Eso es lo más importante para todo refugiado e inmigrante”.Vivir el Evangelio: ayudar a los refugiados ‘un buen punto de partida’El 20 de diciembre, la congregación conocerá a la familia más reciente —una pareja con tres hijos varones, de 9 y 2 años y 9 meses— que llegó de Birmania a mediados de octubre.La congregación ayuda a amueblar y a aprovisionar un apartamento de comida, lleva a las familias al médico y a otras citas, les ayuda a aprender inglés y les proporciona otra asistencia durante el período de ajuste de los primeros tres meses, pero “tendemos a mantener nuestra relación con las familias” más allá de eso, dijo Merchant, quien agrega que participar en este ministerio “es vivir los principios fundamentales del Evangelio, vivir conforme a la dirección de Cristo.“Todos los pobres sufren discriminación, y todos los pobres enfrentan opresión estructural de una variedad de maneras y experimentan aislamiento de muchas formas, pero la comunidad refugiada tiene la diferencia añadida de las barreras idiomáticas y culturales, además del trauma debido a ser supervivientes de una guerra”, afirmó Merchant.“Cualquiera que tenga que tratar con sistemas burocráticos sufre opresión. Cuando a eso le añades la abrupta enormidad de los obstáculos de la comunicación y la comprensión, más el hecho de que tú y tus hijos han perdido todo lo que tenían y todas tus conexiones con familia y amigos, debido a guerras de las cuales con frecuencia tenemos alguna responsabilidad en Estados Unidos… si eres una Iglesia que cree en combatir y luchar hasta el fin las causas de la guerra, luego el trabajar con refugiados es un buen punto de partida”.Heckler dijo que su participación como tutor transformó su vida de estar centrada “en el logro personal y en ganar dinero… en subir, subir y nunca sentir que era suficiente—al sentimiento de ahora de que mi vida está llena hasta desbordarse”.Presenciar el cambio provoca la transformación personal“Eres responsable de hacer cosas para ayudar y ver el impacto que eso tiene. Alguien obtuvo exitosamente una licencia de conducir. Una muchacha que vino a EE.UU. con un nivel de matemática de segundo grado, aprueba dos grados por encima de donde se encontraba.“Había sido víctima de abusos … le decían que era estúpida y la hacían sentarse en un rincón. Era miembro de una minoría étnica y la menospreciaban por eso, pero cuando ella se dio cuenta de que podía hacerlo, que podía vencer las matemáticas… ver eso significó mucho más para mí que cualquier cosa que jamás hubiera comprado”.Antes de su experiencia de voluntario, Heckler dijo que le preocupaban cosas como “una abolladura en el auto, una factura inesperada, una mancha en una prenda de ropa”.Pero ahora, “esas cosas se han desvanecido. Lo que también te das cuenta es de que has sido afortunado de vivir una vida donde sientes que has visto el amor de Dios operando en tu vida. Te das cuenta que lo que más Dios quiere que todos nosotros hagamos es compartir ese amor con otras personas”.La Navidad es una tiempo especialmente significativo para considerar participar, añadió. “Según meditamos en nuevos comienzos y en la llegada de Jesús y el supremo sacrificio de Jesús por nosotros, parece muy pequeño mostrar nuestra gratitud sacrificando algo de nuestro tiempo por ayudar a otros”.El Rev. Geoffrey Hoare, rector de Todos los Santos, dijo que si bien la fiesta de Navidad compromete a la parroquia y ofrece oportunidades “de dar de una manera que es específica y significativa… el objetivo del ministerio es realmente la conexión y la amistad, basadas en lo que los refugiados necesitan más que cualquier otra cosa. Buscamos ofrecer —además de las cosas regulares del reasentamiento— amistad”.Esperamos que la fiesta ayudará a crear conciencia de la difícil situación de los refugiados. “Ser extranjero en una tierra extraña tiene una gran resonancia para mí y para las personas aquí y estoy seguro que uno puede relacionar eso con la sagrada familia en la huida a Egipto”, dijo.— La Rda. Pat McCaughan es una corresponsal de Episcopal News Service que reside en Los Ángeles. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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“COPY” Spain ArchDaily Architects: MIRAG Area Area of this architecture project photographs: Jordi SurrocaPhotographs: Jordi SurrocaSave this picture!© Jordi SurrocaText description provided by the architects. We received the proposal to design a 91-social-housing project distributed in 4 different blocks within a pre-defined urban planning called Can Vilar in the village of Sentmenat, Barcelona. The symmetric distribution of the blocks is unconnected with the rural and the industrial surroundings.Save this picture!© Jordi SurrocaThe volumes of the four buildings could not be modified. As a consequence, the aim of the project was to give quality to the whole complex through a dynamic facade and also to solve the needs that a social housing project demands. We thus focused on a flexible the facade in order to avoid the rigidity of the urban planning. To get to this point, we resorted to the idea of four buildings as disintegrated volumes, which are formed by surfaces. We also intended to grant sound building quality to inner-spaces. Save this picture!© Jordi SurrocaAs regards the program, both units of block type 01 include 5 apartments in each floor and 2 commercial spaces and the entrance to the parking at the ground floor. The two blocks type 02 have 4 apartments in each floor, including 6 at the ground floor as well as the entrance to the parking floors. The usable space of the apartments varies between 55 and 77m2. The central space, open and accessible to everyone, is understood as a common patio that is protected from the exterior thanks to the ground floors of the complex, which are connected around this collective area.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessPlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMar Surf Center of Somo / Javier Romero Soto ArquitectoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Polígon S.U.P.Can Vilar, 42P, 08181 Sentmenat, Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Jordi Surroca+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379885/sentmenat-mirag Clipboard 2011 Sentmenat / MIRAG Social Housing Area: 18300 m² Area: 18300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Sentmenat / MIRAGSave this projectSaveSentmenat / MIRAG Year: CopySocial Housing•Sentmenat, Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/379885/sentmenat-mirag Clipboard 2011 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMIRAGOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingSentmenatHousingSpainPublished on June 04, 2013Cite: “Sentmenat / MIRAG” 04 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: FritsJurgens, Boen, Eggersmann, Gaggenau, Spartherm, Böhler, Staffieri CopyAbout this officeUrben Seyboth ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLake ZurichSwitzerlandPublished on May 08, 2019Cite: “Tüfengraben Villa / Urben Seyboth Architekten” 08 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Mushroom, A Wood House in the Forest / ZJJZSave this projectSaveThe Mushroom, A Wood House in the Forest / ZJJZ Projects CopyCabins & Lodges, Houses•China Sean Shen, Xuanru Chen, Yuying Kate Tsai Photographs Photographs: Fangfang Tian China Year: The Mushroom, A Wood House in the Forest / ZJJZ 2020 Cabins & Lodges ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959155/the-mushroom-a-wood-house-in-the-forest-zjjz Clipboard Area: 50 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Lead Architects: “COPY” Constructor:Zhejiang Huzhou Deyi Construction Co., Ltd.Client:TREE WOWStructure Consultant:XIE TechnologiesCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!exterior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsText description provided by the architects. The Mushroom is located in a pine forest. Thus handling the relationship between nature and the architecture became the essential approach of our design.Save this picture!exterior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZThe architectural form of the Mushroom is composed of two simple volumes according to the functions. The main part of the mushroom is the guest room space, with a panoramic window set up near the viewing height. When sitting on chairs or leaning on the bed, the guests are immersed in the surrounding nature. The loft serves as a child area, linked by the small-scale stairs. The pure white cone-shaped roof is rounded on top, creating a sense of unbounded extension to the space.Save this picture!exterior. Image © Fangfang TianSave this picture!exterior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZThe bathroom and storage space are arranged in a simple rectangular volume, which is inserted into the main body of the Mushroom. A horizontal window is designed next to the bathtub, avoiding the view from pedestrian path to ensure privacy, while bringing nature into the space.Save this picture!interior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZSave this picture!sectionSave this picture!interior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZMeanwhile, the circular skylight at the top introduces different expressions of light and shadows with the change of time and weather. This poetic space also serves as the entrance lobby of the house, where the guests often visit and linger.Save this picture!interior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZSave this picture!interior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZThe Mushroom house adopts a lifted steel structure to minimize the impact of construction on the site. As time goes by, green plants on the ground will gradually spread to embrace the building. The cone-shape roof is cladded with pine woods, while the rest of the house is coated with granolithic concrete. The material changes in color with humidity and time, allowing the building to harmonize with the surrounding natural environment.Save this picture!interior. Image Courtesy of ZJJZProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in the Orchard / firm ArchitektenSelected ProjectsGoose Living / SIM StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/959155/the-mushroom-a-wood-house-in-the-forest-zjjz Clipboard Architects: ZJJZ Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!exterior. Image © Fangfang Tian+ 18Curated by 韩双羽 – HAN Shuangyu Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeZJJZOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingCabins & LodgesResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookChinaPublished on March 29, 2021Cite: “The Mushroom, A Wood House in the Forest / ZJJZ” 29 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
SHARE Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/2/2015 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Wells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 3/2/2015 Previous articleUSDA Gives Biomass Energy Development $8.7 Mil BoostNext articleMorning Outlook Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 2, 2015 Snow moved across the state yesterday as anticipated. Now, we gear up for the mess coming at us tomorrow.When we say mess this morning, it does not mean anything like what we would have meant when talking about this mess the last part of last week. Back then, models were just pounding our region with moisture…liquid totals well over 1 inch. Over the weekend, we saw that moisture go away. Quickly. Now, we are looking at a strong low passing mostly to the south, and very little available moisture will be over most of the state. Here is the break down:Tomorrow we see moisture sliding in over northern IL, MI and the northern tier counties of Indiana. Cold air is still in play at that time. So, we anticipate some snow over far northern IN. Up near the Michigan line, we can see a couple of inches. Down near US 30 a coating to an inch. South of there, basically nothing. As the day wears on, temps rise, and we can see some light rains across the state. However, available moisture is down to a few hundredths to a tenth or two…so even rains are going to be uninspiring. Action leaves with just about as little fanfare…pushing off over OH as we move closer to Wednesday morning. Now, as the strong low passes south of the OH River Wednesday, we will have to keep an eye out for some snow, especially as colder air blasts in from the north. Some models are putting a foot of snow in over parts of KY and moderate snow in over IN counties bordering the River. But…we think that is probably a little over done. In any case, we will keep some minor snows in the forecast for areas from Cincinnati to Louisville to Evansville in that time frame.Cold air blasts in behind this system and we are looking at another 3 day stretch at least of temps well below normal. Keep in mind that normals are starting to move upwards a little faster now, so we are not talking about temps that are completely equal with last week…but still well below normal. We will also be dry, with strong high pressure over the region to finish the week, and no serious precipitation threats through the weekend and even through early next week.Temps warm toward midweek next week, and try to stay above normal through the 15th. However, that will lead to a strong low coming in from the NW for the 16th-17th, brining rain, perhaps a thunderstorm, and then a return to below normal temps immediately following. Rain totals will be up to half an inch, coverage at 70%.BEYOND INDIANA:CORN WeatherMoisture surprisingly expanded over the weekend and we may have some showers and storms to start this week today over Buenos Aires province. That will be a good thing, as the region is a bit dry. Showers ands storms hold over the northern half of the country through mid week. Then drier air moves in late this week and continues through the weekend. Next week also looks to have a lack of overall moisture, but the high pressure domes are not nearly as strong as had been indicated, which may mean we are not looking at quite as moderate of an air mass. Temps likely will move closer to normal for the period. Not a lot happening in southern Brazil corn areas this week, but we see a strong front sweeping through from northern RGDS through Sao Paulo from late Saturday through early next week. That front should bring 1-2 inches at least. From now through the weekend, scattered showers and storms dance around but mostly miss south and southeast Brazil, staying in Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina. A strong low moves out of the southern plains early this week but will miss a large part of the US Corn Belt. Moisture will be at its best on Tuesday and Wednesday, but liquid equivalents will be only from .1” to .3”, and coverage will be at 50% or less of the entire Corn Belt. Warm air surges in on Tuesday, only to be swept out by the cold front Tuesday night and Wednesday. This week will be mostly below normal. Next week, though, we see temps moderate to normal or even above normal by midweek, and that holds through the weekend. A strong front sweeps through to start the following week, rains up to half an inch. SOYBEAN WeatherThe weather pattern that we had to finish last week is very similar to what we see this week over Brazil soybean areas. In fact, we see the same hit and miss moisture for today tomorrow and Thursday, with coverage only at about 50%. We see some stronger action coming through Matto Grosso do Sul up through Matto Grosso on Wednesday and Friday. A strong front coming out of southeast Brazil this weekend will throw better rains into the eastern part of the soy belt next week, from Goais east. Rain totals there can be 1-2 inches or more. But, lesser amounts will be farther west. In general, we see 10 day totals of at least a couple of inches over most of Brazil’s soy bean growing region. This may lead to less 2nd crop corn, considering the deadline to get it in in places like Matto Grosso was last Friday…and we were behind then. WHEAT Weather HRW areas saw weekend snows hit the 2-5 inch range over the eastern half of the central plains, but much lower amounts back west. The upcoming period shows very little moisture after a final low moves out of the region late tonight through tomorrow. That low can trigger some rains or snows, but will be seeing minor coverage. Temps moderate later this week and next. But we see another major cool down for the 17thSRW areas along or south of the OH River can see some significant snows from Tuesday night into and through Wednesday. But the rest of SRW will see the next round of precipitation Tuesday have at least some rain. However, the latest models have really backed off the moisture availability, which means we see at most a tenth or two over the region. Then dry to finish the week and start next week. Temps moderate dramatically at midweek next week too, but we likely move through a drier period from midweek this week to mid month. Two fronts in the next 10 days move out of Eastern Europe and into Ukraine. They do not have the best moisture potential, but it is some moisture…combined up to half an inch. But, these fronts seem to die when the reach western Russia and other FSU areas, leaving Russian wheat in a dry hole again. Temps are still mostly above normal this week, but we are seeing some cooling from western Kazakhstan up through the Volga region.