12th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The third quarter decline, Universal explained, was down to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which had made pachinko hall operators cautious about replacing existing machines with new models. Universal noted that while it was permitted to reopen, it remains limited to 30% capacity. While the operating loss was significantly reduced, the business then recorded an extraordinary non-recurring loss of JPY6.81bn, related to its Philippines property’s shut-down. Email Address If depreciation and amortisation were factored back in, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the period came to JPY20.81bn, down 2.8%. This was mitigated by a strong first half performance, in which sales more than doubled to JPY48.85bn, thanks to the roll-out of new pachislot devices during the first six months of 2020. Tags: Universal Entertainment Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Product & technology Slots Social gaming Q3 results 2020 Revenue for the three quarters of the year to date came to JPY77.14bn (£555.3m/€620.3m/$732.4m), of which Universal’s amusement machines business – comprising sales of pachinko and pachislot machines – contributed JPY55.55bn, up 31.0% from the prior year. Machine sales growth fails to offset IR decline for Universal In the third quarter alone, however, the division’s contribution came to JPY6.70bn, a significant year-on-year drop. After non-operating income of JPY1.32bn, plus non-operating expenses of JPY9.52bn, Universal posted a JPY394m operating loss for the period, significantly reduced from the JPY6.46bn loss in 2019. Regions: Asia Japan Philippines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This led to a marginal increase in pre-tax loss, to JPY7.20bn, though a JPY382m tax deferral helped reduce this figure slightly, for a total net loss of JPY6.81bn, up 18.8% year-on-year. Turning to costs, operating expenses for the year to date declined to JPY33.14bn, leaving a gross profit of JPY44.01bn, down 9.1%. Selling, general and administrative expenses also declined, allowing Universal to increase its net profit for the nine month period from JPY1.39bn in the prior year to JPY7.80bn. The integrated resorts division, comprising the Okada Manila property in the Philippines, saw sales fall 58.6% to JPY20.56bn. This followed the shutdown of the property from March, which did not reopen until mid-September. Japanese gaming content developer and integrated resort operator Universal Entertainment saw revenue for the nine months to 30 September fall 17.5% year-on-year, as growth in its gaming machine business failed to offset decline from its Philippines integrated resort. Image: Tomas Cermak via Freeimages.com Other revenue, including its gaming and social casino titles, fell 19.0% to JPY930m. Its “Anata no Otto!? Hades” title proved “an immediate hit”, while its Slots Street social casino app rolled out Golden Hibiscus, its second slot developed in partnership with Sega, following a Mahjong game released in 2019. Q3 results 2020
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Comité Nominador Conjunto Busca la Participación Mientras se Inicia el Trabajo Posted Mar 11, 2013 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 [Oficina de Asuntos Públicos] El Comité Nominador Conjunto para la Obispa Presidente de la Iglesia (por sus siglas en inglés, JNCPB) está solicitando comentarios sobre preguntas específicas antes de su próxima reunión.JNCPB realizará su segunda reunión en el centro de conferencias Barbara C. Harris Camp en Greenfield, NH, del 18 al 20 de marzo. La agenda incluye desarrollar una cronología y metodología para solicitar la visión y participación sobre cómo será la iglesia en el futuro y sobre las cualidades que la próxima Obispa Presidente debe poseer para obtener ese puesto.Los invitados incluyen la Obispa Presidente Katharine Jefferts Schori quien reflexionará sobre la situación de la iglesia y la vocación del Obispo Presidente; el Obispo Clay Matthews, representante de Desarrollo Pastoral, que debatirá los mejores métodos en la búsqueda de obispos.JNCPB invita a reflexionar especialmente antes de su reunión el 18 de marzo, sobre cualquiera de las siguientes preguntas:Ya sea la búsqueda de un rector o de un obispo, ¿cuál fue lo mejor que hiso para ese proceso?Ya sea la búsqueda de un rector o de un obispo, ¿cuáles fueron sus herramientas de comunicación? ¿con los candidatos o con los constituyentes?¿Qué recomendaría que evitemos?¿Hay alguna otra cosa que le gustaría compartir con el comité sobre su proceso de búsqueda?Además, los miembros de la JNCPB solicitan oraciones para esta próxima fase de su proceso.Para hacer comentarios: [email protected] miembros están listados aquí.En Twitter: PB27Nominaciones o #JNCPBEn Facebook: www.facebook.com/pb27nominations Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Decision Apopka 2018Editor’s Note: This is the first of a series of features on the 10 candidates running for office in the Apopka municipal elections.Apopka City Commission Candidate Feature: Seat #1 Gene KnightBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of the Apopka VoiceGene Knight is a crusader. He is a voice crying out in the wilderness. For years, Knight says he has battled with the City of Apopka for action on a multitude of issues both big and small, but he may have found a unique way to enact change from within.Knight is running for Seat #1 on the Apopka City Commission against Suzanne Kidd, Theresa Mott, and Alexander Smith, but his true opponent seems to be City Hall.“I’ve had to fight to get things done like lighting, sidewalks, and trees taken down in certain areas,” he said. “But there are still trees down from the hurricane. There are potholes that haven’t been fixed. I know what the people of Apopka want, and a lot of issues are going unheard. I’m out there day-to-day and I see their needs. You shouldn’t have to push the issues to get someone to take care of it. I want it to be that everyone matters and everyone’s voice is heard. They (the City Council) are listening to us talk, but they’re not hearing us. I want to change that.”Gene KnightKnight is a lifetime Apopkan. He went to school at Lovell Elementary, Lockhart Middle School, and Apopka High School. He worked at local companies his entire adult life and even lived in Apopka while serving as an Army reservist for nine years. He has a lot of thoughts about the city he loves, the mayor, the City Council, the budget, and how to make things better for ordinary residents.“We’re too divided,” said Knight. “We need to concentrate on all of Apopka. A lot of it is going downhill, and eventually, those areas will create crime and diminish Apopka’s appearance. I believe we are concentrating on one area of Apopka and not all areas.”He described that one area as Rock Springs, Errol Estate and the northwest corridor of Apopka in general. Knight sees the big picture, but he also wants to take care of small but important details.“I’ve been in Apopka my whole life. I’ve seen the good and the bad. It’s grown over the 50 years I have been here. New people don’t see that. I think it’s growing too fast. We need the necessary infrastructure in place before we grow. Every school is overcrowded. We can’t overgrow if we don’t have things in place. I do want to see Apopka grow, but I also want to see sidewalks for children to walk on. There should be more of them, and we should manage our growth better.”He also believes the budget could be managed better, in particular, management of the General Fund reserves, which he believes Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer used to balance the budget.“I disagree with the way he (Kilsheimer) handles the reserves,” Knight said. “Reserves are for emergency purposes, not to make your budget. I’d like to go through the budget line by line and pull out things that aren’t necessary at this point. Our budget definitely needs to be managed better. We spend a lot of money on studies. I think it goes overboard. Like the City Center study. I think that was way overboard and it didn’t accomplish anything.”He is also critical of Kilsheimer about the sale of the property in which the City Center will be built, and the amount of time it is taking for completion.“I disagree with the way the City Center was handled. I think we sold the property for too low a price. We should have gotten more money and it’s taking too long. His term is almost over and there is still nothing tangible to see.”Knight is running for Seat #1, which Commissioner Billie Dean has held for six terms. Dean announced his retirement in 2017, but Knight doesn’t believe the seat belongs to anyone in particular.“I believe (Commissioner) Billie Dean is a good guy. I don’t believe in all of his policies, but I don’t believe in all of anyone’s policies. But this seat isn’t Billie Dean’s, it’s the people’s seat.”Knight acknowledges that Dean was the biggest proponent for South Apopka on the City Council, and he wants that to be a priority in the coming term if he is elected.“We definitely need to look into South Apopka. It’s talked about, but I don’t see anything being done to improve it. We all should be equal. Our concern should be for everyone, not just an area or two.”After two polls conducted by The Apopka Voice, Knight placed second in both behind Kidd, who also leads him significantly in fundraising. However, this isn’t thwarting his efforts. In fact, it almost sounds like that’s part of the plan.“I’m the kind of person that when I take on something, I take it head on,” he said. “I want to get the word out there myself. Of course, I’ll need some money to get signs and things, but I want to go out and meet the people door-to-door. That’s the way to get people out to vote. I’m not running for the office, I’m running for the people.”Knight had no fundraising goals when he began his campaign last March, but he does have access to nearly 5,000 members on the local Facebook page Apopka Then and Now as its founder and administrator. Knight has taken a traditional campaign approach that includes knocking on doors, modest signage, and believes the passion he has for Apopka will make the difference.“I think I can speak more for the citizens of Apopka. I see where they are coming from. I’ll be a voice for all citizens, not just one particular area. When someone has a problem, they should be able to talk to a commissioner. I don’t see that happening now. They don’t see the problem areas. Some aren’t listening, but I am.” January 23, 2018 at 8:52 pm January 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm January 19, 2018 at 8:11 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Reply Reggie Connell Mama Mia Mama Mia I agree with Gene on a lot of what he is saying here in this article. I myself, think that the price that the city center land sold for, was way too low in price. I mean, I have read what land, that has been purchased for, to put a landfill on it, and it was even way more per acreage, than what the city center parcel sold for. Doesn’t make sense to me at all. That was prime real estate, at that location. It was not even advertised out, other than just locally. Reply January 23, 2018 at 8:34 pm January 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm The city has that inter- government agreement with Orange Co. Schools where they use each other facilities, so they could have scheduled the Mayor’s Debate, at the Apopka High School facility, couldn’t they? I was just kidding about using the amphitheater in this cold weather. Just said that to gall them…..lol Reply 28 COMMENTS Mama Mia January 23, 2018 at 8:45 pm James, My understanding is that the Mayor’s Debate, that will be held at the Highland Manor on Jan. 31st is free of charge, but yet when I went to the Apopka Chamber of Commerce in person, to try to get 2 tickets for my husband and myself, the lady told me she was sorry, but they had all sold out the first 3 days, so whether there is a charge, or not, I don’t know for sure. A PAC is supposed to be sponsoring the debate, is what I read. Politicial action committee, I assume, and the Apopka Chamber of Commerce is putting it on. The Chamber of Commerce usually do charge when they put on the debates, like they did at the UCF Incubator. That is why I did not go to those in the past. I’ll be darn if I am going to pay to hear local politicians, that don’t listen to us, when they get elected…lol The Apopka Voice is talking to the candidates in Seat #1 and Seat #2 about the possibility of two townhall style debates scheduled for the last two weeks in February. January 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm James1958 January 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm I listened to the latest city council meeting audio, as I am still sick with the flu somewhat, and didn’t dare go Wednesday night, even though I wanted to go. I heard the audio of the mayor saying Commissioner Dean is under the weather. I hope Commissioner Dean is okay, as I don’t remember seeing him in the MLK parade either, as I had read he was going to be riding in it, as an honorary member. Get well soon, Commissioner Dean! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reggie, Wow, two debates?….Okay, that would be great, if you can make it happen! While I can’t personally speak for each of the candidates, I believe they all would participate, and would welcome a chance to share their viewpoints with the voters. Thumbs up Reggie! January 23, 2018 at 8:44 pm Mama Mia January 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm January 19, 2018 at 6:35 pm Reply Reply January 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm They do the same thing down at the Hard Rock in Tampa….have those sides of cows hanging on meat hooks. I don’t like to see it, sorry. It makes me want to NOT EAT MEAT. Plus down at the Hard Rock they have an Asian Restaurant that has roasted peking ducks hanging with their heads and eyeballs still on. Totally grosses me out. No way! Reply Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Gene is a man who put his life on the line, when he signed up to serve and defend our country with his military service to our country, and he served in Iraq, I believe, if I am correct, so he will most definitely get my consideration, at the ballot box, for his desire to represent us citizens of Apopka for Seat #1……Good luck to you Gene. January 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm I had typed the above posting and submitted it, but had left half my email off, and it was under modification, so I just typed it again. So if it is posted, twice that is why. Reply Or like you said, James, the VFW/Community Center, since they had it there before. January 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm And the city doesn’t control the Highland Manor anymore, as they don’t own it, and didn’t really get anything for the old home, as it just went with the sale of the land. The mayor had said that the council would come back at a later time, and decide what to do with the house, where to move it possibly to somewhere that had been discussed, and considered in multiple places around town, or tear it down, but then later the mayor up and announced that he had worked out something, and all of a sudden, the developer was going to work it into the city center plan, although the developer had been adamant from the very start, that their company did not want the house, as the developer said it didn’t fit into their plans. Now go figure…….. January 20, 2018 at 3:23 pm There are some things not getting done around town, Gene is right. Dream Lake Park is one of them. I read about where the SJRMWD is out there setting controlled burns around the North Shore of Lake Apopka, too often, in my opinion, in a bird sanctuary area of all places, which drives me personally crazy, but then I read in their article, here featured on the Apopka Voice, one is to burn THE CATTAILS. Oh God, SJRWMD is out there burning off cattails, out there in a bird sanctuary, out in a remote area, that one would expect to see cattails, yet I have begged the mayor and council to please take care of the cattails growing across Dream Lake Park frontage, that is preventing people from fishing and making the park look unsightly. The mayor apparently did have them sprayed once, as they turned a little yellow, but it did not work, and nothing else has been done. They are allowed to remove them with a permit, I know that for a fact. All the other cities take care of their shoreline parks, and do the necessary upkeep. Why can’t the city we live in, take care of the shoreline of Dream Lake Park? It is not like we have dozens and dozens of shoreline parks to take care of. Now the Boy Scouts said that they were going to remove some cattails right near the new bridge, that the Boy Scouts are building, one who is earning his Eagle Scout badge. The thing of it is, that is fine if they do, but it is not their place to do the upkeep of the cattails and shoreline. They are doing us a great favor by building the bridge. It is the city’s place to keep it nice! Where is the cement bench that was down there, that sat in front of the lake, behind all those cattails? Now it is gone, I believe. January 19, 2018 at 6:36 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia January 23, 2018 at 8:48 pm January 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm January 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm EJ Ah, the Women’s Marches….wish I was feeling back to 100% from the flu virus that I am recovering from, as I would be sooooo in my comfort zone there….lol !!! Reply I think I know now why so many cars are still down at the old Florida Hospital in Apopka on Park Av. because my husband got a call from his doctor’s office to remind him of his upcoming appointment date and time, and they said to come to the old hospital as usual, as they have not got moved to the new Florida Hospital Apopka yet. That is why so many cars are still there in the old hospital lot, because there are still doctors working out of there still. Mama Mia Sold out, who the Heck is getting that money, since when is there a charge to got to a debate, it can’t be because there isn’t enough room, besides the City has the community center that they Control , and there is plenty of room for everybody and they don’t have to charge, the debate should be open to everyone that wants to go, oh of course they have to pay rent to the developer now as we no longer own the facility where they are having it, Outrageous waste of money. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 January 19, 2018 at 7:27 am Reply January 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm When Leona got out of prison early, after only 18 months, she celebrated and her and her husband, Harry, moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and Harry died 3 years later, and Leona moved back to Manhattan, and she got herself a little white Maltese dog, and named it Trouble, and spent all her time with Trouble, and had her will made out and left 12 million dollars to Trouble, and for his care….lol It should have been scheduled where there is plenty of room, and let anyone that wanted to attend to just show up. That would have been too simple, of course, as they have to make it a big rigmarole, and have to know ahead of time, who is going to be attending, and why anyway? I am reading a letter- to- the editor in today’s Apopka Chief Newspaper. Apparently, someone thinks like I do, and that there should be a debate for the Apopka commissioner candidates running. I don’t know this fellow, that wrote the letter, but that is the way I see it also, that there should be a debate! There were debates in the past for the Apopka City Council Commissioner Seats, when they all were running before…at the VFW/Community Center, the Victory Church on Park Av., the Apopka High School Building, Cooper’s Sports Plex Building, and at the UCF Incubator…..so come on, what is going on here in this city now, with this “silence is golden” business??? Also, I am reading the Apopka Chief Newspaper article about the Mayor’s Debate and the Apopka Chamber of Commerce head man makes it makes it sound like in the article, “come on down” to the debate, and it tells how to RSVP and all that, yet I couldn’t get tickets, even when I went there in person to the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, as I was informed the tickets had sold out the first 3 days…..sorry about ya’ luck….lol Mama Mia ME THINKS SHE PROTEST TOO MUCH! The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia James, they are going to put it on the Apopka Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook for viewing, and Channel 35 Orlando is going to feature it on their Facebook, for people that have Facebook accounts. I don’t think it is going to be a great debate anyway, as far as the residents of this city are concerned, because the Chamber has already reported it will be geared toward business talk, and pretty much centered just on businesses. While the residents are interested in businesses in Apopka, they also are much more interested in other things, like taxes, crime, traffic, out-of-control growth, and all the hundreds of other things a city is involved with, so there you go. January 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm Reply January 20, 2018 at 11:59 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Reply January 19, 2018 at 1:52 pm Reply No, there will not be a debate for the Apopka City Commissioner Seat candidates, according to the head man of the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, unless there is a run-off. Or two run-offs. This is what was in the Apopka Chief Newspaper. A real dud deal for the commissioner candidates running who have qualified and paid their fees. Unless someone else steps up and holds a debate, other than the Apopka Chamber of Commerce, of course. I am watching the crime shows on tv. I just watched Corrupt Crimes on Escape, and they had the story of Leona Helmsly, the “queen of mean” who was the NY hotel empire head along with her husband Harry Helmsly. The program tells all about how ruthless she was with her employees, how they hated her, how she fired employees on the spot, how she would get work done, then refuse to pay her contractors, how she and Harry avoided paying taxes, and this is the best part of all, and that is how she and Trump got along very well as friends at first, at least for awhile. Then she and Trump, had a big rift when Trump publicly criticized Leona, and that blew her mind, and she refused to ever speak to him again! She finally did time in prison for fraud, tax evasion, and something else, I can’t remember what. I really wonder now, who taught who the hotel empire trade? Did Leona teach Trump, or did Trump teach Leona, as they both appeared to be very much alike according to this program’s storyline…lol Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply I just haven’t sat down and ate at any restaurant lately that has wowed me. Anywhere. I wish it was different. I love to go out to restaurants, and I love really good food……. Apopka City Hall Mama Mia Barbara McLeod Reply January 20, 2018 at 6:08 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate A lot of hype about Fuddruckers fixing to open up in Apopka…..I remember the one back in Altamonte Springs years ago. We ate there a couple of times. The thing is, what turned me off, and I haven’t heard anybody say anything about it, or mention it, was that they had huge raw uncooked whole sides of beef, half a cow hanging on meat hooks, all around in the place, like that was part of the décor. Yuck. I mean, I like hamburgers, as much as anyone else, but I don’t want to see loads and loads of slaughtered cows hanging from meat hooks when I sit down to eat. I don’t want to eat somewhere that looks like a slaughter house inside….and yes, I know where meat comes from, just saying…..that it BOTHERS ME. Reply Reply TAGSApopka City Commission Seat #1Gene Knight Previous articleSecond day of controlled burns at Lake Apopka North ShoreNext articleProud of your neighborhood? Improve it with an Orange County grant Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia January 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm Me thinks????? LOL…… January 19, 2018 at 6:50 pm Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Mama Mia January 23, 2018 at 8:42 pm Reply Mama Mia A lot of hype about Fuddruckers fixing to open up in Apopka…. I remember the one back in Altamonte Springs years ago. We ate there a couple of times. The thing is, what turned me off, and I haven’t heard anybody say anything about it, or mention it, was that they had huge raw uncooked whole sides of beef, half a cow hanging on meat hooks all around it the place, like that was part of the décor. Yuck. I mean, I like hamburgers, as much as anyone else, but I don’t want to see loads and loads of slaughtered cows hanging from meat hooks when I sit down to eat. I don’t want to eat somewhere that looks like a slaughter house inside….and yes, I know where meat comes from, just saying…..that it BOTHERS ME. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia I wonder if the current Fuddruckers still do that? Reply Please enter your name here Mama Mia Mama Mia
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Area: 125 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Duc Vien LE+ 20Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects Filtered Wall House / Duc Vien LESave this projectSaveFiltered Wall House / Duc Vien LE Vietnam Year: 2017 Filtered Wall House / Duc Vien LE CopyHouses•Hòa Quý, Vietnam Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907130/filtered-wall-house-duc-vien-le Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Duc Vien LE Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907130/filtered-wall-house-duc-vien-le Clipboard Manufacturers: Viglacera, Dong Tam, HAGL, Hoa PhatSave this picture!Courtesy of Duc Vien LERecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. The house is situated in central Vietnam, where the area is exposed to extreme solar radiation during the summer months. Not only that, but the house also faces the west that led to the front face of the house is directly exposed to the sun in the afternoon. Under such objective conditions, how to reduce the external influence and the heat generated by solar radiation is the major challenge of this design.Save this picture!ConceptCreating a buffer space on the west side of the house is the main means of the design. The west facade of the building is a wall with filtering function. It can block most of the sunlight while allowing cool wind to enter the inner space. The existence of the filtered wall and the buffer space greatly reduces the influence of solar radiation on the main space. In the facade design, the change from densely to sparely was designed according to different shading requirements. Different brick types, colors and compound mode are integrated to create a transitional and presentable architectural appearance.Save this picture!Courtesy of Duc Vien LESave this picture!Sections B + CSave this picture!Courtesy of Duc Vien LEIn addition, due to the limitation of the shape of the site, the house must be a tubular building, resulting in less ventilation and lighting in the middle of the building. A small atrium was created to ensure lighting and ventilation requirements.After the actual design and use, it can be seen that the walls and atriums with filtering function are in line with the local climatic conditions, and more research and application should be obtained.Save this picture!Floor plansProject gallerySee allShow lessLight & Shadow / Studio 10Selected ProjectsS House / studio entitasSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeDuc Vien LEOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHòa QuýVietnamPublished on December 05, 2018Cite: “Filtered Wall House / Duc Vien LE” 04 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
A new payroll giving scheme that will benefit five charities in the UK has been launched.Charities for Change has been put together by RNID, The Childrens’ Society, WaterAid, the RSPCA and Breaththrough Breast Cancer with donations being equally split between the five. It will work through the payroll giving system so employees can give straight from their gross salary, making it tax-effective. The consortium is working with Workplace Giving UK during a test period. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 October 2007 | News Charities for Change launched by consortium Spokesman Ben Weatherley, direct marketing officer at The Children’s Society said: There are a lot of potential payroll giving donors out there. This is aimed at the donor who hasn’t got a strong affiliation with any one charity.Anything charities can to do give people an extra incentive to give helps.Weatherley said the consortium did not yet have a website, but was looking to develop one in the future. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Gaming Howard Lake | 19 May 2009 | News Fiat_500_pop1_1242743102.27.6 KB About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is running a car raffle that is open to any small UK charity to take part in and use to fundraise. The raffle has been designed to give smallcharities the chance to sell £2 paper or online tickets, to raise funds for themselves.Charities that sell tickets will keep 95.2% of the value of those tickets. There is no sign-up fee or need for the charity to pay for the tickets. The 4.8% is used to pay the costs and fees of the draw.The car on offer is a Fiat 500 Pop 1.2, provided by Zurich Insurance. Advertisement 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Small charities invited to fundraise for themselves from car raffle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To qualify as “a small charity” for the purposes of this campaign, an organisation must be “a 100% not-for-profit organisation with an annual raised voluntary income of less than £1.5 million”.The FSI was set up by Emma Harrison, who featured in Channel 4’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ series, to build and share knowledge within the Third Sector.She explained: “People struggled to understand why we would set up a charity to give free help to other charities. The answer is simple. It’s all about the multiplier effect.“The FSI helps to build strong small charities, they learn how to fundraise and run their organisations better and communities benefit from better resourced charities. Strong communities are built with strong support mechanisms. It is entrepreneurial and highimpact.“The small charity car draw is just one of our tools for getting funds to small charities without it costing them anything other than the time to sell a ticket”.The charity has been supported by Everyclick in promoting the initiative.Tickets will be available in early June. There are 250,000 tickets available online and a charity can sell as many of these as it can, but on a first-come first-served basis. There are 250,000 paper tickets available and a charity can sell as many of these as it can. However, the FSI will only send out tickets in maximum batches of 500.To take part small charities can register now at:www.everyclick.com/charities/charity-car-draw
Direct selling specialists Amway UK Ltd are once again hosting the Britain’s Top Real Role Model awards. They aim to highlight and support business people across the UK who are setting up a business that will make a positive difference in their communities.The winner will receive £10,000 to help start up their social community project.Last year, the first time the awards were run, 110 nominations were received. The winner was Melanie Bryan, chosen for her work with charities and communities, helping them to achieve their objectives, often leading to saving local businesses or community facilities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Britain’s Top Real Role Model to recognise social entrepreneurs with £10k award Howard Lake | 21 November 2012 | News 42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations for this year’s awards close at midday on 26 November 2012. UK or Irish residents over the age of 18 are eligible.www.britainstoprealrolemodel.co.uk Tagged with: Awards social enterprise About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.