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Factories still growing at record speed

first_img Tuesday 1 March 2011 8:09 pm KCS-content whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Factories still growing at record speed BRITAIN’S manufacturing boom continued into February, maintaining the record high level of growth seen at the start of the year, according to a business survey released yesterday.The sector recorded 61.52 in last month’s purchasing managers’ index, virtually unchanged from January’s level of 61.49 – the highest since records began in 1992.All scores above 50 indicate economic growth.Expansion in the factory industry has accelerated for five straight months, up eight points in the index from September’s reading of 53.5.However, the survey exposed more danger for inflation in the UK, with output prices jumping at the second fastest speed in the records’ history.Factory gate prices shot up to 63.6 in the index, up 6.5 points in the last four months.“Inflationary pressures remain elevated, which may raise a further eyebrow amongst the members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee,” said Rob Dobson of Markit, which conducts the survey along with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.Employment in the UK manufacturing sector also hit a record rate of growth in February, climbing to 61.7, from 59 in January, and 57.9 in December.In September, job creation was virtually flat, at 50.24, yet has rebounded strongly since.“A jobless recovery would be a weak recovery, so it is positive to see jobs growth hit a fresh record high,” Dobson said.“However, the strong performance of the sector, which makes up just 13 per cent of GDP, can only partly offset the weaker parts of the economy such as services and construction,” he warned.PMI data for the construction industry is released today, while progress in the UK’s largest sector – services – is published tomorrow. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Wager launches peer-to-peer betting app

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Social betting startup Wager has launched its peer-to-peer betting platform for players in the UK market. “As punters, we were constantly disappointed by the poor quality of betting apps. So we decided to build Wager as an app that felt modern and slick to use,” he explained. “Punters deserve better than what they were being offered.” Regions: UK & Ireland 23rd August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Social gaming The pair have been working on the product since November 2018, after a virtual currency version convinced venture capital fund Forward Partners to invest £500,000 in the project. Forward Partners’ internal technology team was also involved in the app’s development, which was built from scratch.Wager has also secured backing from sports data specialist Sportradar, which accepted the startup onto its accelerator programme, while the site operates under betting intermediary and gambling software licences from the GB Gambling Commission.The product is targeted at millennial sports fans, which Wager will look to target through social networks, as well as through partnerships with digital and radio sports news sites.It will also offer weekly special bets such as whether Paul Pogba will take Manchester United’s next penalty kick, having missed one in the team’s draw with Wolves this week.“These always divide opinion so are perfect for friend-to-friend betting,” Barnes said.Read an interview with Wager founder Leo Barnes, in iGB’s regular Startup Spotlight feature. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Wager launches peer-to-peer betting app Casino & games Social betting startup Wager has launched its peer-to-peer betting platform for players in the UK market.The product allows friends to place cash bets against one another similar to an exchange, but is described as a “friend-to-friend” betting app by founders Elliott Robinson and Leo Barnes.It provides users with a list of all football matches being played over a day, as well as live odds and payment functionality, allowing punters to select bets and challenge their friends to bet against them.“Wager cuts out the bookie – every bet is between two friends,” Barnes told iGamingBusiness.com. “It is the ultimate way to prove that you know football better than your mates”last_img read more

The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Bee Equity Partners Ltd (FIDE.mu)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Bee Equity Partners Limited (formerly Forward Investment and Development Enterprises Limited) operates as a private equity firm that is involved in small to medium enterprise investments. The company also offers financial solutions for entrepreneurs in Mauritius. The company’s segments include stone crushing, block making and investment activities. The Bee Equity Partners Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgGoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: GoldLink Insurance Plc (GOLDIN.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGoldlink Insurance Plc is a life and general insurance company offering insurance products and services to the corporate and individual sectors in Nigeria. The company is licensed to underwrite both life and general classes which encompasses, among others, fire and special perils, motor insurance, life and pension, oil and gas, marine, aviation and travel insurance. Its product portfolio covers oil and gas constructions and operational activities; insurance of cargo, hull and marine machinery; liability insurance; aviation insurance as well as wide range of general insurance and life insurance products. Goldlink Insurance Plc also offers engineering insurance products for machinery consequential loss, erection all risks, contractors all risk, plants all risk, machinery breakdown, boiler and pressure vessel, computer all risk, electronic equipment, bonds, indemnity of share certificate, counter indemnity and professional indemnity insurance. The company was founded in 1992. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Goldlink Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wheelchair rugby: GB Lions fly the flag with pride in Prague

first_imgGrandest stage: GB and France compete at London 2012 – now the next generation of players are aiming for RioBy Alison CouldridgeTHE GB wheelchair rugby development squad returned home from Prague this week with a very respectable fourth-place finish in the city’s annual Rugbymania tournament.Ever since the squad and coaching staff was announced a year ago, this was earmarked as the perfect chance to test their metal against some of the best teams that Europe has to offer. The competition included the formidable German team The Rebels and touring ‘all-star’ side European Giants, filled with international players past and present, so the GB players were given a searching examination as to their current proficiency.And while the players’ inexperience eventually showed, they have a lot to be proud of, not least because two players, Fakrul Islam and Ayaz Bhuta, won the coveted Best in Class awards for a competing 0.5 and 2.5 player respectively.With almost every player ensuring they had courtside seats to cheer on their club team-mates (and often heroes) at London 2012, there was definitely a sense that they were ‘waiting in the wings’ for their chance to compete on the same stage.Coach Justin Frishberg says they were itching to start their journeys towards Rio. “They were very hungry to play, but then they were hungry throughout the year to learn, to train, and to become elite athletes,” he said. “So I was never in any doubt of their commitment.”Polish success: GB Lions came fourth at RugbymaniaThe development team, or GB Lions as they are known, certainly didn’t disappoint. They comfortably beat all four teams in their pool during the first two days of the three-day tournament, including The Rebels. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From next month, the development squad will join with the elite team, where in many ways the competition and learning process will really begin.Contact Alison @Alibear1980center_img But the standard competition format of six games in three days took its toll and by the final day their inexperience began to show. They missed out on a place in the final after losing to Danish Falcons in the crossover game and couldn’t quite overturn The Rebels a second time in the battle for bronze.Despite not making the podium, Frishberg is more than happy. “Third place was the target but it was always an ambitious one. To get so close is a disappointment, but a minor one compared with the pride in winning the pool by beating The Rebels, who are one of the big boys of European (wheelchair) rugby.“They exceeded expectations in the pool stages, but experience is a valuable commodity and we didn’t perform as well in the medal games. Tournaments like this are tough mentally, and I’m sure they’ll learn as a group and deliver the consistency you need at the highest levels.”For GB Lion Luke Twizell, being selected to play at Rugbymania was just what he needed to spur him on. He said: “As I team I thought we played amazing, really well. We caused an upset, beating the Rebels being part of that. Sometimes we struggled with our inexperience, but that is what we went to Prague for, to get the experience of playing the ‘big boys’ in the sport.“Personally, I did okay. I made some stupid mistakes, like committing a foul when we already had someone in the sin-bin, but I learnt so much even in those few days.”last_img read more

Face-Off: Is It Necessary To Trial A Lower Legal Tackle Height?

first_img Expand Where do you stand on the tackle height? Lets us know by following Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.This article originally appeared in Rugby World’s October edition. How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Graeme Forbes and Kane Palma-Newport discuss whether a lower tackle height should be trialled. How To Watch The 2018 Autumn Internationals The players know it’s the tackler who’s most likely to get knocked out. When the seatbelt tackle became prevalent, we all thought, ‘Well, that’s not actually going to change anything’. There were a few pens at first and by the end of the season it became a soft penalty.One instance stands out from last season: Danny Cipriani and Faf de Klerk both ran upright and Cipriani, the tackler, got knocked out. Lads, don’t run in upright.The danger is still with the tackler if you move tackles below the armpit. If you run hard and the tackler has got to get below the shoulders anyway and hits elbows, hip bones or knees – that’s what will knock lads clean out.It’s people at the top of the game trying to look good, but actually if you really want to change anything tell carriers they can’t run crouched down with shoulders out; get everyone to run bolt upright so you can tackle them perfectly like you did at U9s!Referees have been fantastic with concussion. But refs don’t make rules – they’re made by people at the top. Seatbelt tackles don’t knock guys out. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Face-Off: Is It Necessary To Trial A Lower Legal Tackle Height?GRAEME FORBESHead Coach of Jordan RugbyYes. Lowering the tackle line hopefully reduces the chances of head-to-head or head-to-shoulder contact. Many argue there’s an increased risk of head to knee, hip or elbow by pushing the tackle down. This is true but statistically the risk is not significant enough to remove the validity of the trial.It’s important to understand that the trial could show us how to make the game safer for all, not just the pros.Most pros understand the risks and have the strength and physical presence to carry out modern, powerful tackle techniques safely and have the medical back-up to manage mistakes. It’s a sad fact that many amateur players don’t.For the “game’s going soft” mob, anyone worrying should look at the now infamous Josh Lewsey tackle on Mat Rogers. It was below the ribcage and as brutal as any chest-height tackle. It’s perfectly legal under the trial law.Similar laws have been in use in French amateur rugby for a good four to five years. I have coached and played under them. You still get big hits, but the risk of sliding up to head height is greatly reduced. KANE PALMA-NEWPORTEx-Bath prop now at Colomiers Collapse Trial: Should the legal tackle height be lowered? (Getty Images) Take a look at which teams are playing… Autumn International Fixtures 2018 Make sure you know when, where and on…last_img read more

20 Valentine’s Day movies you’ll love all over again

first_imgDr. Keats: “Tom was in a hunting accident and he lost part of his brain. His memory lasts only ten seconds.”Ten Second Tom: “I was in an accident? That’s terrible.”Dr. Keats: “Don’t worry, you’ll totally get over it in about three seconds.”12 – Slumdog Millionaire (2008)A testament to just how far a man will go to win over the woman he loves. Slumdog Millionaire portrays a poor man being tortured by the police for being suspiciously good at Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Dev Patel plays one of the most lovable characters on film.This compelling film won no fewer than eight Oscars and garnered a lot of critical acclaim. The mixture of love, violence, and socioeconomic messages makes for a great date night screening. It’s a great pick to watch with someone who appreciates good films and with whom you want to share an intelligent conversation.Best QuoteJamal Malik: “I’ll wait for you at the train station every day at five.”11 – The Tourist (2010) (Runner Up: Original Sin)It’s not just that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are beautiful people; the location shots in Paris and Venice are simply stunning. This cat-and-mouse tale has enough thrills going for it to satisfy your intellectual needs, and it has some nail-biting action scenes to boot. You’re never quite sure who to believe, but you can’t deny there’s chemistry between the two—if there’s anyone who could steal Jolie from Pitt, Depp seems like the type.Best QuoteHotel Waiter Guido: “Bongiorno!”Frank Taylor (Depp): “Bon Jovi!”10 – This Means War (2012)Reese Witherspoon is omnipresent in chick flicks – for good reason! All of her romantic comedies are enjoyable, but This Means War wins for mixing spy-versus-spy action into the mix. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy do a great job of keeping men distracted from Reese’s message that it’s OK to date multiple people. Adventurous couples will love this action-packed romp.Best QuoteTrish (Chelsea Handler) “Don’t go with the better guy, go with the guy who makes you better.”9 – (500) Days of Summer (2009)Zooey Deschanel is that quirky and beautiful girl everyone wants to be or be with. In short, the boy (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets the girl (Deschanel) and falls in love, but she’s just that into him. The movie highlights their relationship in a non-linear fashion and is a great portrayal of modern love and relationships. (500) Days of Summer isn’t your traditional romantic comedy, and maybe that’s a good thing – unlike all the others, it’s a thought-provoking film about love.Best QuoteRachel Hansen: “Just because she likes the same bizarro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate.”8 – Walk the Line (2005)This portrayal of Johnny and June Cash is an epic biopic. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon beautifully capture the essence of the romance. Johnny loved June Carter so much, he knew he had to marry her. Seeing their love blossom over the course of their lives is a great way to celebrate life and a relationship with someone you truly love beyond anything. These two real-life people even died around the same time. It’s said Johnny died of a broken heart after June passed.Best QuoteJune Carter: “Well, then start loving yourself, so we can go back to work.”7 – Ghost Town (2008)The cynical among us love Ricky Gervais. In Ghost Town, he plays a man who can see dead people and is now doomed to help them with their love problems. It’s a wonderfully unique Valentine’s Day romance story. Everyone’s tired of people bragging about their relationships on Facebook, and Gervais portrays this feeling perfectly. Love isn’t always as much fun as it sounds; sometimes, you just end up involved in other people’s drama.Best Quote Bertram Pincus (Gervais): “All work and no play makes Jack- a vital member of society.”6 – Seems Like Old Times (1980)Ahhh, the classics. One of the best movies from the 80s, Seems Like Old Times is a Neil Simon film that still maintains its charm. Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn are a divorced couple, and, after being forced to take part in a bank robbery, Chase hides out at Hawn’s house. The only problem is Hawn’s husband (Charles Groden) is the district attorney, so a lot of hijinx ensue. If you pine for an old flame, Seems Like Old Times is the Valentine’s Day romantic comedy for you.Best QuoteGlenda (Hawn) “Chester. You just went through a stop sign.”Chester (Chase) “I can’t help it. I don’t like to read when I drive.”5 – About a Boy (2002)You’d think watching a man hang out with an unrelated boy would be a little weird – and not great romantic-film fodder. But in About a Boy, it plays out beautifully. This is a buddy flick and a romance rolled into one, and it teaches men that parenting isn’t scary. If you’re a slacker who still hasn’t grown up, About a Boy is for you.Best QuoteMarcus: “After a few visits, Will seemed to think he had to ask me serious questions, when I knew he really wanted to watch Xena Warrior Princess.”4 – True Romance (1993)Quentin Tarantino isn’t exactly known for the romance in his films, but True Romance, which he wrote, is an epic romantic crime drama. There are drugs, hookers, and all sorts of guns. The love between Clarence (Christian Slater) and Alabama (Patricia Arquette) is something we all wish we had. By the time this movie reaches its bloody climax, not only will you be in love with Elvis, but you’ll know the origin of Sicilians.Best QuoteClarence Worley: “You just said you love me, now if I say I love you and just throw caution to the wind and let the chips fall where they may and you’re lying to me I’m gonna fuckin’ die.”3 – Titanic (1997)If you’ve never seen Titanic, you must! And if you have, consider watching it again for Valentine’s. This classic romantic-disaster film won eleven Oscars, because of its superb cast, plot, and music.Spoiler Alert: The ship sinks, and it takes like half the movie. Before it happens though, Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) steals Rose (Kate Winslett) from her rich husband-to-be. Titanic is a tear-jerker with an epic romance that is fated to failure.Best QuoteJack Dawson: “Where to, Miss?”Rose DeWitt Bukater: “To the stars.”2– Bride and Prejudice (2004)This Bollywood take on the classic “Pride and Prejudice” is a musical delight. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan may not be well-known in majority-English-speaking countries, but she is beautiful and talented – her acting, singing, and dancing expertise is on full display. This movie is beautiful, tells an old story; and you’ll look sophisticated for suggesting it. The colorful costumes and set designs are like taking an exotic vacation from your couch.Best Quote Lalita Bakshi (Rai): “You should be stirring your husband’s dinner not trouble.”1 – Love, Actually (2003)Love Actually follows the intertwining stories of eight British couples dealing with love in very different ways. It’s a romantic comedy and a Christmas film, but its sappiness is matched by genuine and heartwarming moments. It’s impossible to watch this movie without laughing, crying, and falling in love with at least one character! Love Actually may be the best romantic comedy ever written.Best QuoteBilly Mack (Bill Nighy) “Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!” Valentine’s Day 2021From Life HackValentine’s Day is a great day to cuddle up and watch a movie about love. In fact, they actually made a movie called Valentine’s Day, but it was just a rip-off of Love, Actually. With so many sappy movies out there, it’s hard to sift out the good from just more of the same. Please enter your comment! Best Quote So we’ve done the work for you! Here are 20 of the best romantic movies ever made to watch on Valentine’s Day.20 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)In this moving film, it is slowly revealed that a couple chose to have a procedure that erased memories of each other. Jim Carrey plays Joel, opposite Kate Winslet playing Clementine. As the movie slowly reveals loving and intimate moments in their relationship, you become more and more emotionally involved in the story.Best QuoteJoel: “I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.”19 – About Time (2013)Tim Lake (played by Domhnall Gleeson) discovers a superpower when he turns 21: he can travel in time and change past events. While he could try doing any number of things to make the world a better place, he decides to use his power to…get a girlfriend. His romantic interest is Mary (played by Rachel McAdams), and their relationship endures its share of trials and tribulations.This film is from the creators of Love Actually, and it’s worth a try for anyone looking for a well-done romantic comedy.Best QuoteTim: [voiceover] “We’re all traveling through time together, every day of our lives. All we can do is do our best to relish this remarkable ride.”18 – The Notebook (2004)The Notebook is beloved by women everywhere for good reason. Allie (Rachel McAdams) is such a warm and likable character, pursued by the equally charming Noah (Ryan Gosling). Their love story withstands many tests but we realize that it lasts into their old age.Wonderful performances by McAdams and Gosling have made this a super-popular and award-winning film. It might be cheesy, but it’s heartwarming and genuine too.Best QuoteNoah: “I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”17 – Love and Basketball (2000)While many romance movies are difficult for men to watch, Love & Basketball helps draw male viewers into this “chick flick” genre becuase of its underlying sports theme. Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) meet on the basketball court as kids. Their love/hate relationship develops as their lives continually intersect – they’re both pursuing their individual dreams of playing pro ball.If you’re young, enjoy sports, or crave passion, this movie’s for you.Best QuoteMonica says, “It’s a trip, you know? When you’re a kid, you see the life you want, and it never crosses your mind that it’s not gonna turn out that way.”16 – Cactus Flower (1969)Kate Hudson’s mom, Goldie Hawn, won an Oscar for her portrayal of Toni Simmons, a confused 21-year old woman in a relationship with an older man (Walter Matthau). Although it sort of looks like an Austin Powers film, Hawn’s wit and charm allows you to still get into it.The complicated love story is about the various lies a dentist tells to keep a relationship. Interestingly enough, the story was appropriated by by Adam Sandler in Just Go With It(2011).Best QuoteToni Simmons: “Now why don’t you go back and mind your own business like everyone else in New York City?”15 – Lost in Translation (2004)Although it’s one of those bleak comedies, Lost in Translation has a great romance at its heart. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) really capture what it feels like to be traveling somewhere completely unfamiliar and wanting a connection. The brief moments of Anna Farris spoofing Cameron Diaz add just the right amount of laughs to tide you over, until the moment when Bob whispers something in Charlotte’s ear and they say goodbye.Best QuoteCharlotte: “Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.”14 – When in Rome (2010)Although Forgetting Sarah Marshall is Kristen Bell’s most popular role, her performance in When in Rome (2010) is underrated. Bell plays Beth, an ambitious New Yorker who steals some coins from a famous love fountain in Italy during her sister’s wedding. Because of her theft, she’s chased down by Danny DeVito, Will Arnett, Jon Heder, and Dax Shepard, who are under a love spell.The movie is lighthearted, funny, and a great way to create and celebrate a happy Valentine’s Day.Best QuoteBeth: “Dad. When you married Mom, did you ever think that you wouldn’t make it?”Beth’s Dad: “Elizabeth Ann. Honey, you cannot learn from my mistakes. You’re going to have to go out there and make your own. Now, you could get your heart broken or you could have the greatest love affair the world has ever known, but you’re not going to know unless you try.”13 – 50 First Dates (2004)You’d be hard-pressed to come up with a more likable couple of people than Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. In 50 First Dates, they’re in Hawaii, and after they meet, Henry Roth (Sandler) turns from a playboy to a devoted boyfriend—the only problem is the girl of his dreams has no short-term memory, so she relives the same day over and over. This movie brings laughs, but it’s also a sappy romance movie as only Sandler can do. It’s a chick flick anyone can enjoy. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name herecenter_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSIdeasLife HackmoviesValentine’s Day 2021Valentines Day Previous articleThe Puzzle: A tribute to teachers everywhereNext articleWhen Is The Right Time to Cut Wood Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! 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8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó

first_imgArchDaily Area:  672 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 “COPY” 8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré MoretóSave this projectSave8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó Architects: Raimon Farré Moretó Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892048/8-dwellings-in-gracia-raimon-farre-moreto Clipboard 8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó Spaincenter_img Photographs Manufacturers: Cerámica la Coma, ComCal, UbasartExecutive Direction Of The Work:Enric Farré y Marc Palacios, arquitectos técnicos.Structural Engineering:Enric Farré i Raimon Farré.Calculation Of Facilities:Tescor, ingeniería.Building:Baldo BSO.External Advisors:Guillem Bosch, Jaume Mayol, Irene Pérez, Núria Rello.Design Team:Marta Besora, Anna Comas, Octavio Puente, Sergio Carrás.City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José HéviaText description provided by the architects. This project pursued to dignify the city through the incorporation of elements, proportions, materials and constructive solutions that are typical of traditional residential buildings in Barcelona.Save this picture!© José HéviaA tribuna (an enclosed gallery projecting over the building’s front), a distinct noble element of residential buildings in Barcelona’s Eixample, characterizes each of the eight flats that make up the building.  Their floor-to-ceiling height of 3.4m offers the highest level of usefulness for the 40m2 available. One room/one home, flexible and able to adapt to future changes. A light construction fixed element of 10m2 accommodates the unit’s sanitary services (kitchen and bathroom) and defines the entrance, while a built-in module that satisfies the needs of storage, leisure and work, separates and plays around the surrounding living-dining room, bedroom and tribuna.Save this picture!© José HéviaSave this picture!Lower floor plan + Second floor plan + Roof planSave this picture!© José HéviaThe materials –five that explain almost everything— and their materiality were chosen to guarantee, as much as possible, long-term durability: Reinforced concrete is present in the artificial stone elements of the façade, floor pavements and the interior’s porticoed structure, where it is left exposed.Save this picture!© José HéviaCeramic elements constitute the building’s enclosure, made of 240mm-wide lightened clay bricks on the outside and double-leaf masonry of 90mm-wide lightweight clay bricks inside. The exterior façade is finished with ETICS panels, while on the inside bricks are left exposed and whitewashed, thus leaving the material’s tectonic and expressive characteristics visible with the expectation that additional layers of lime will soften the walls’ still rough texture.Save this picture!Sketch / SchemeWood is used for the built-in module of the “rooms” and the coverings of staircase landings.  They are made of pinewood lumber frame construction finished with HPL boards; all joints are reversible to allow accessibility inside the walls. Save this picture!© José HéviaService equipment items (ducts and conduits for utilities) are considered as an additional material of the building, all present but integrated and accessible, trying to make the useful life of the building more flexible and long-lasting. And lastly, dirt. The roughness of the façade seeks to accommodate the dirt and scuffs that will inevitably appear and accumulate in certain places, thus ensuring that over the years the building’s presence improves, or better yet, that it ages well.Save this picture!© José HéviaProject gallerySee allShow lessLoft São Paulo / treszeroseteSelected ProjectsKamikatz Public House / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAPSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Carrer de Taxdirt, 19, 08025 Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing•Barcelona, Spain Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892048/8-dwellings-in-gracia-raimon-farre-moreto Clipboard Projects Photographer:  José Hévia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© José Hévia+ 29Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyAbout this officeRaimon Farré MoretóOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBarcelonaSpainPublished on April 19, 2018Cite: “8 Dwellings in Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó” [8 Viviendas en Gracia / Raimon Farré Moretó] 19 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Boston IWWD

first_img‘Together We Rise! Global Women’s Fightback vs. Trumpism’ was the unifying theme of a powerful and uplifting International Working Women and Trans Women’s Celebration held by the Boston Branch of Workers World Party and the Women’s Fightback Network on March 24.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Portland, Ore.: ‘U.S. mail not for sale’

first_imgOver 20 cars lined up to cheer postal workers during the afternoon shift change on May 8 at the Portland, Ore., United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center. Messages of solidarity were plastered over the cars and  Elvis Presley’s “Return to Sender” was playing.Portland, Ore., car caravan shows solidarity with postal workers, May 8. Credit: WW Photo: Lyn NeeleyA manager from the center joined the rally, stating, “Letter carriers get to hear daily community support for our postal service, but for people out here at the P&DC, this is a very important show of support.”Alyssa Pariah, a local radio show host, was part of the caravan. “I’m inspired that postal workers are fighting back and that community is behind them! The People’s Postal Service is dependable and secure,” she said.Solidarity signs included “PPE, Testing and Hazard Pay for Essential Workers,” “Save Our Postal Service: NO Privatization!” and “Save the People’s Postal Service, Fund the USPS.”— Report and photo by Lyn Neeley FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more