The Sketchblock / ANA architecten

first_imgThe Sketchblock / ANA architectenSave this projectSaveThe Sketchblock / ANA architecten Projects Photographs:  Luuk KramerLead Architect:Marcel van der Lubbe, Jannie Vinke, Bas Hoevenaars, Joeri van Wijk, Jilles van Eibergen Santhagens, Jarno van IwaardenCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luuk KramerRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. ANA Architecten designed a flexible three dimensional housing structure with a maximum freedom of the individual layout. The buyers of the apartments in The SketchBlock were able to fill in the dwellings freely in size, position, layout and finishing. The Sketchblock has been chosen as Best Building of the Year 2019 in the category ‘private living experience’. The building is part of an ensemble of three new residential all-sided buildings in a park-like car-free setting. Access to the three buildings is from a central green space. The residents of the three buildings determined the layout of the park in a special collaboration with the municipality. The residents of the three buildings are collectively responsible for the maintenance of the park.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe Sketchblock has been designed as a flexible framework which facilitates apartments for a wide variety of target groups: young and old, singles, couples and families. The smallest apartment in the building is 46 m2, the largest 150 m2. The floorplans can also be adapted for future use. If the personal needs of the residents changes over time, The SketchBlock can easily be arranged differently. The principles of the Sketchblock are reflected in the facades. The façade consists of a system of concrete bands in a main grid and a sub-grid. The main grid corresponds to the bearing structure. The sub grid is used to accommodate different apartment layouts. Residents could make their own choices from a catalogue of different colors and choose the place and size for the balcony.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Luuk KramerConcept / Context and strategy The SketchBlock was designed together with and for the future residents. In many cases, Cohousing is a difficult procedure with lengthy processes and aesthetic mediocrity. Here the best components of Cohousing have been applied and all negative effects are circumvented through smart design and efficient process management. After an investigation of the buildings preconditions and an inventory of the residents wishes, ANA designed a flexible construction that formed the basis for a modular layout. The residents chose the position and size of their apartment. Rules have been drawn up to ensure consistency.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThis has ensured that the architecture of The SketchBlock is (partly) determined by the individual choices of the residents, but without making aesthetic compromises. In the design we focused on efficient flexibility at different levels. The façade was developed as a flexible structure that forms the basis for a modular layout. This flexibility facilitates apartments in different layout and sizes. The typologies in the building are maisonettes on the ground floor with apartments above that are oriented one-sided, two-sided or even three-sided. Construction / Materials and structure The concept for The Sketchblock is based on the principles of ‘Open Building’, a concept developed in the 60s by Professor N. John Habraken. ‘Open Building’ implies a separation of the different layers of the building: construction, installations, façade, layout and finishing.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!© Luuk KramerThe bearing construction consists of a concrete load-bearing core and columns in the façade. The concrete floors span between the core and façade. Separating walls between the apartments are not load-bearing and can be placed in many different positions. The installation-shafts are concentrated in a zone around the core. In the project it was decided to keep the installation facilities as simple as possible to guarantee maximum flexibility.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe façade grid is formed by slanted concrete composite elements. The chamfer aims to give the façade more depth and to make it less heavy. The infill of the closed parts in the concrete grid is materialized in anodized expanded aluminum panels. Three different shades are used in the overall façade, giving each apartment its own accent. The play of chamfered concrete façade-elements and expanded aluminum give the building a whiff and makes it tactile.Project gallerySee allShow lessUC Berkeley College of Environmental Design // Summer Programs Info SessionEventCANactions School TalkLecture SeriesProject locationAddress:Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956523/the-sketchblock-ana-architecten Clipboard Photographs Area:  2500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

Navigating Distressed Asset Investment

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Navigating Distressed Asset Investment  Previous: The Push for Policymakers to Utilize ‘Groundbreaking’ Housing Data Next: Industry to Convene for Five Star Virtual Conference Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago This story originally appeared in the September edition of DS News, out now.Turbulent times create opportunities and uncertainty. How do you identify what is a potential good investment versus a risky bet? Operational expertise and track record should be required from investors who are presented with opportunities in uncertain times. Asset-backed investments can provide excellent returns and reduced risk if sourced, priced, and managed effectively. Mortgage and real estate have always provided good returns but can be especially profitable during uncertain times. The Non-Performing Loan: 2020 outlook  The cracks in the U.S. economy started to appear before COVID-19 in March, laying a foundation for increased opportunity in NPL. However, the COVID-19 onset has changed the landscape quite dramatically. The HUD HECM auction scheduled for mid-March—an auction of defaulted reverse mortgage loans where the properties are vacant and the borrowers deceased—was postponed as COVID-19 came to a head. From mid-March till June, the non-QM mortgage market collapsed and fix-and-flip lenders started seeing increased defaults and late pays. As we head into Q3 2020, we are seeing a dramatic increase in defaults on previously modified mortgage loans as well as REO. From a portfolio manager’s perspective, a lack of transparency of how COVID-19 will play out over the next 24 months is very concerning. Portfolio managers base their models and expectations on assumptions generally agreed upon by their peers to forecast cash flow and performance. There is very little consensus on what the next 24 months will look like, causing forecast models to vary widely. As we head into Q4 2020, portfolio managers of large, mortgage-related, asset-backed investments will have to pick a track and execute a risk mitigation effort to gain certainty on 2021 performance. Because of this, we should see a good amount of NPL and REO come to market as risk managers look to reduce their exposure on a subset of high-risk assets and start fresh in the new year. The biggest question that industry professionals must ask themselves is how the market will look further into the year. The first point to that discussion is that COVID and its consequences will stay for at least 24 months. The latest long-term mortgage default projections from many analysts is now hovering around the 7% range along with an unemployment rate of anywhere from 9–12%. Mortgage defaults will most likely hit FHA the hardest along with formerly modified mortgage loans. However, the long-term numbers will depend on 1) the expiration of the supplemental unemployment benefits that occurs at the end of July, 2) a further increase in the unemployment rates, continuing jobless claims, and 3) potential decline in home values. Luckily for the economy, the unemployment rate estimations of 14% in April and 20% in May never came to fruition. In June, U.S. employers added 4.8 million new jobs and the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1%. Still, the Federal Reserve experts expect the unemployment rate to stay in the 9–12% range for at least 24 to 36 months. The second straight monthly increase in retail sales reported by the Commerce Department on July 16 is mostly attributed to the government’s additional weekly $600 checks for the unemployed, a benefit that ended on July 31. The program expiration will leave millions of gig workers and the self-employed, who do not qualify for regular state unemployment insurance, without an income. The growing amount of NPL and REO trend will be developing towards the third and fourth quarters of this year. I believe the HECM auctions will continue unimpacted by the COVID issue, and I anticipate increased delinquency on FHA portfolios due to the lower underwriting criteria as this product is designed to increase homeownership in underserved communities. Unfortunately, these types of borrowers may be more susceptible to job loss during the COVID crisis. FHA loans are now about 20% of the origination space, compared to about 2% of origination in pre-2008. After the Big Crash—NPL Market Health Check    The distressed assets environment in 2020 looks stronger compared to 2008. “We’ll see a consistent flow of NPL and distressed debt over the next 18 to 24 months. That means a steady flow and lots of opportunities to deploy capital. The 2008 distressed market was caused by the financial crisis, poorly underwritten loans, and slow government reaction. It resulted in a big and fast crash with very steep value declines. The 2020 financial markets are strong despite seeing an increase in distressed assets. The stock market continues to do well, bouncing back after COVID. The sharp rebound in June was followed by new records in July, with the S&P 500 coming back to the pre-pandemic levels and the Nasdaq 100 jumping to the most since April. Home values remain strong and there is no indication of sharp value declines in the coming months. Some housing bubbles may appear due to the immediate shut down of the economy in March and the increase of home buyers scrambling take advantage of the low interest rates in May and June. It will be interesting to see the results of the rush to buy homes in May and June in combination with forbearances expiring in July. The result of increased home purchases with increased defaults may cause a short-term dislocation in the market. No matter what, we’re not catching a falling knife, as we used to say when we bought NPL back in the 2008 crash. In the 2008 crash it was a race against the clock to liquidate or get assets re-performing because home values were dropping so quickly. Low interest rates also provide stability in a distressed marketplace. Low interest rates keep the housing market active, thereby creating liquidity as we put homes back on the market for re-sell. Interest rates are at historic lows and they are not expected to increase anytime soon. Steady home values, low interest rates, and an elevated unemployment rate have created a very stable distressed investment landscape. The distressed market is usually accompanied by an unstable environment susceptible to swings the marketplace similar to what we saw in 2008. Today is a great time to be in the distressed asset space. There are going to be plenty of opportunities, and we have a stable financial market. However, finding the right operating partner who has the experience and track record to manage assets in this type of environment can make or break your investment strategy. Checklist for Your Operating Partner  Fresh-faced and eager “distressed asset managers,” thinking of the distressed space and the opportunities when jumping from one industry to another, sometimes decide that this is a great time to deploy capital and get outsized returns. Those managers generally miss the opportunities with many of them not surviving the current cycle, let alone the next one. To pick the right operating partner you want to look at track record and history. You don’t want to partner with someone who is just building a platform for this particular environment. You want to look for a partner that is in this space indefinitely. Here’s a checklist for the investor looking for the right operating partner: Track record. The asset manager should have been in existence for several cycles, not just created for the current environment. Infrastructure. Nationwide counterparty, attorney, servicer, legal, broker, and contractor networks. Technology. Technology that creates transparency and risk management is required in this asset class. The asset manager must have a way to manage a high volume of data and counterparty relationships. Strong Balance Sheet. There should be a decent amount of assets under management or on the balance sheet. Experience in Structuring Different Types of Deals. There should be a diverse history of successful deal structures depending on the investor’s interests—either joint ventures, LLCs, trust, or Reg B formats.  Related Articles About Author: Louis Amaya Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-09-10 Christina Hughes Babb September 10, 2020 2,028 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Louis Amaya co-founded and is the CEO of PEMCO Capital Management. PEMCO Capital Management provides an institutional platform for investors to gain exposure in niche sectors within the distressed residential mortgage and real estate markets. Over the firm’s history, PEMCO Capital Management has supported the acquisition and management efforts for prominent commingled and single-investor family offices, hedge funds, institutional investors, and private equity funds. PEMCO is now launching a Reg D fund to allow retail investors to participate in the funds institutional platform. Amaya is also the founder and host of Capital Markets Today, a podcast focusing on real estate and mortgage capital markets. in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Navigating Distressed Asset Investment last_img read more

John Boy’s penthouse up for sale for €3.5m

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleMet Eireann issues Orange ‘fog’ weather warningNext articleCraig Charles leaves I’m A celeb jungle after brother’s death admin Twitter By admin – November 20, 2014 The penthouse used by John Boy Power in the crime drama Love/Hate is up for sale.However, anyone looking to get their hands on the piece of television history will have to buy the entire Granary building block of 14 apartments in Dublin 9 for €3.5m.The 3,423 sq ft apartment – used by the TV crime lord between Series 1 and 3 – even contains the pool table used by the show’s characters.Receiver for Duff & Phelps Declan Taite is putting the apartment block on the market.Located between Richmond Road and Distillery Road, overlooking Croke Park to the south, The Granary consists of one, two and three-bed apartments.The current tenants of The Granary will not be affected by the sale. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img Twitter Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News John Boy’s penthouse up for sale for €3.5m RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

[Kerala Actor Assault Case] ‘Victim Was Harassed During Trial; Court Did Not Control’: Prosecution Tells Kerala High Court Seeking Transfer

first_imgNews Updates[Kerala Actor Assault Case] ‘Victim Was Harassed During Trial; Court Did Not Control’: Prosecution Tells Kerala High Court Seeking Transfer LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK30 Oct 2020 12:20 AMShare This – xThe victim of the Kerala actor abduction and sexual assault case was harassed during the trial by the lawyers of the accused and the trial court did not control it, said the prosecution in the High Court of Kerala on Friday.The submission was made before a bench of Justice V G Arun which is considering the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking the transfer of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe victim of the Kerala actor abduction and sexual assault case was harassed during the trial by the lawyers of the accused and the trial court did not control it, said the prosecution in the High Court of Kerala on Friday.The submission was made before a bench of Justice V G Arun which is considering the applications filed by the prosecution and the victim seeking the transfer of the case to another court.The victim’s lawyer, Senior Advocate S Sreekumar, also supported the submission made by the Public Prosecutor, Mr. Suman Chakravarthy.”The victim was harassed like anything by the accused. The Court did not do anything to control”, the senior counsel seconded the submissions of the prosecutor.The prosecutor said that it was astonishing that about 20 lawyers of the accused were present during the examination of the victim during the in-camera trial and that the Court did nothing to protect the victim.Mr. Sreekumar highlighted the fact that it is the prosecution itself that is seeking the transfer of the case, unlike the accused in most cases.Mr. Chakravarthy told the bench that the Special Prosecutor of the case, A Sureshan, will submit a sealed cover detailing the objectionable approaches taken by the trial court.When Justice Arun asked why the transfer was sought now after the examination of nearly 80 witnesses, the prosecutor replied that oral objections before the trial court were raised at earlier stages and that the prosecution was hoping to see a change in the trial judge’s approach before taking a drastic step of seeking the change of the court.Following the brief arguments, Justice Arun posted the case to Monday(November 2) and said that he will peruse the documents in the meanwhile.The prosecution said that no personal allegations have been made against the judge. Justice Arun agreed that the application has been “carefully worded”.In the transfer application, the victim stated that she was aggrieved by the “biased and hostile” attitude of the presiding judge.Earlier, the Prosecution had filed an application before the trial court seeking to stop the proceedings to move the High Court for transferring the case. This application was dismissed by the Court of Additional Sessions Judge (Special/CBI)-III, Ernakulam, last Friday and the was trial directed to be resumed from November 3.The trial was specially assigned to this court by the High Court at the request of the victim for a woman judge to try the csae.In the transfer application, the actor alleged that judge sat like a “mute spectator” when she was harassed by the lawyer of prominent actor Dileep, who is the alleged mastermind behind the crime. She further alleged that the trial judge refused to record certain portions of her testimony without any justification, despite repeated requests made by the Prosecutor.The transfer plea further pointed out that the trial court has also not taken a decision on the application moved by the prosecution seeking to cancel the bail of Dileep on the ground of intimidating the victim and other witnesses in the case.Prominent Malayalam film actor Dileep is accused of hatching the criminal conspiracy behind the abduction and the sexual assault of the victim, also an actor, in a moving vehicle in the outskirts of Cochin city in February 2017.The prosecution has so far examined 80 witnesses in the case, including certain prominent actors of the Malayalam film industry. Some of them have reportedly turned hostile. The victim of the crime has also given her statement.The Special Prosecutor had taken exception to certain statements and remarks said to have been made by the judge during the course of witness examination.”The prosecution honestly believes that the prosecution as well as the victim will not get fair trial and justice from this court”, the application filed by Prosecution to defer the proceeedings had said.”The prosecution intends to approach the honourable High Court for transfer of the trial of this case from this Honourable Court to any other court. Therefore, it is humbly submitted that the prosecution is not in a position to conduct the trial of the above case before this court on the above grounds and also on several other grounds which are not to be mentioned here to protect the interests of justice”, the plea had stated.Dismissing the Proseuction’s application on Friday, Special Judge Honey M Varghese instructed the investigating officer to take steps to resume the trial from November 3 to complete the proceedings within the time frame set by the Supreme Court.”In the light of direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court to dispose of the case on or before 04.02.20201, investigating officer is directed to take urgent steps to resume the trial on 03.11.2020″, the Court ordered.In November 2019, while rejecting Dileep’s plea for a copy of the memory card allegedly containing the visuals of the sexual crime, the Supreme Court had ordered that the trial in the case should be completed expeditiously, “preferably within six months”.The Kerala Police had arrested Dileep in July 2017 alleging that he was the mastermind of the crime. After 88 days of custody, the High Court granted him bail. Next Storylast_img read more

Damning report reveals raw sewage being pumped into Donegal water supplies

first_img Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Google+ Google+ By News Highland – October 24, 2017 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Untreated sewage is still being pumped into water at 44 locations – with Donegal and Cork accounting for nearly half of these areas. A new Environmental Protection Agency report found wastewater treatment in over a quarter of Ireland’s large towns and cities is below public health standards.The report says 50 major towns and cities including Dublin, are failing to meet waste water treatment standards.Meanwhile, Counties Cork and Donegal account for nearly half of the 44 areas where there’s no treatment at all.In 59 locations waste water is the sole pollution threat to waterways, with almost one quarter of these in Donegal and Galway.The EPA says major investment is needed in our water treatment facilities if Irish seas, rivers and lakes are to meet environmental standards. WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Damning report reveals raw sewage being pumped into Donegal water supplies WhatsApp Previous articleCertain lines of inquiry being pursued on retail burglaries in DonegalNext articleMinister Boxer Moran due to visit Finn Valley & Inishowen today News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

A technique for accurately determining the cusp-region polar cap boundary using SuperDARN HF radar measurements

first_imgAccurately measuring the location and motion of the polar cap boundary (PCB) in the high-latitude ionosphere can be crucial for studies concerned with the dynamics of the polar cap, e.g. the measurement of reconnection rates. The Doppler spectral width characteristics of backscatter received by the SuperDARN HF radars have been previously used for locating and tracking the PCB in the cusp region. The boundary is generally observed in meridional beams of the SuperDARN radars and appears as a distinct change between low spectral width values observed equatorward of the cusp region, and high, but variable spectral width values observed within the cusp region. To identify the spectral width boundary (SWB) between these two regions, a simple algorithm employing a spectral width threshold has often been applied to the data. However, there is not, as yet, a standard algorithm, or spectral width threshold, which is universally applied. Nor has there been any rigorous assessment of the accuracy of this method of boundary determination. This study applies a series of threshold algorithms to a simulated cusp-region spectral width data set, to assess the accuracy of different algorithms. This shows that simple threshold algorithms correctly identify the boundary location in, at the most, 50% of the cases and that the average boundary error is at least similar to1-2 range gates (similar to1degrees latitude). It transpires that spatial and temporal smoothing of the spectral width data (e.g. by median filtering), before application of a threshold algorithm can increase the boundary determination accuracy to over 95% and the average boundary error to much less than a range gate. However, this is sometimes at the cost of temporal resolution in the motion of the boundary location. The algorithms are also applied to a year’s worth of spectral width data from the cusp ionosphere, measured by the Halley SuperDARN radar in Antarctica. This analysis highlights the increased accuracy of the enhanced boundary determination algorithm in the cusp region. Away from the cusp, the resulting SWB locations are often dependent on the choice of threshold. This suggests that there is not a sharp latitudinal SWB in regions of the dayside ionosphere away from the cusp, but that there is a shallower latitudinal gradient in spectral width near the boundary location.last_img read more

TDS charity supporting youth projects

first_imgHome » Charity » TDS charity supporting youth projects TDS charity supporting youth projects10th September 20150602 Views New education projects for tenants and landlords have received almost £40,000 in funding, the TDS Charitable Foundation has announced. The Foundation aims to promote education for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector, and to raise standards in the industry.The projects range from a local youth club helping young care leavers to a nationwide programme for landlord accreditation across the UK.Warrington Youth Club: £2,374Warrington Youth Club’s ‘Positive Life Skills’ programme helps young care leavers in their transition from carers to an independent lives. The TDS Charitable Foundation grant will help this hard to reach group as they prepare for their transition to independent living, providing workshops on their rights and responsibilities as tenants.Young Enterprise and Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG): £20,000This project will also help young people in their transition into independent living, providing a new financial education teaching resource for 14-19 year olds. The resource will provide young people with information on the housing market, the options available to young people when they leave home and the costs they will need to prepare for.Unipol Student Homes: £10,112Unipol is providing a new website for Accreditation Network UK (ANUK). ANUK promotes landlord accreditation programmes across the UK and the improved website, to be managed by Unipol, will include a directory of landlord accreditation schemes and downloadable accreditation handbooks. It will also contribute towards one of their core aims, in the promotion of proper complaints processes to be transparent, rapid, and known to tenants.NUS Ready to Rent: £17,295Ready to Rent is a landmark programme equipping student unions with resources to help students in the private rented sector. The funding will be used to extend the programme to Further Education Student Unions. Ready to Rent launched last year with support from the Foundation and has become well established as a resource and training provider.Chairman of the TDS Charitable Foundation, Professor Martin Partington (right) said, “We have received a diverse range of interesting new projects aiming to help the ever growing private rented sector. The number of private tenancies recently grew beyond the social sector for the first time in decades so it is vital that tenants, living longer in rented accommodation, and the growing number of landlords investing part time in property, have easy access to information on their rights and obligations.The projects we are funding are just one way to help raise standards in the sector. I look forward to reading the applications for funding for our next round in September 2015.”The Foundation is currently welcoming bids for the next round of funding which is open until 15 September 2015. Organisations can download an application form and view the bidding criteria online at www.tdsfoundation.org.ukFunding enquiries: [email protected] TDS Charitable Foundation tenants and landlords education projects youth projects funding 2015-09-10The NegotiatorAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Hovis takes Nimble leap

first_imgPremier Foods has announced that its Nimble brand will come under the umbrella of Hovis from January 2009. The lower-fat and calorie bread is to be rebranded as Hovis Nimble, with a supporting £1m advertising campaign to start in the New Year.Premier believes the change will benefit both brands, especially as healthy eating is an increasingly important issue for consumers. Recent data from an MB tracking study (2008) showed 57% of the population actively look for foods deemed as ‘healthy’.It is expected that Hovis’ brand credentials will enable Nimble to expand its market share in the dieting sector. “Nimble is a strong brand with loyal consumers and will positively impact Hovis’ market share by generating additional sales in a new sector,” said Jon Goldstone, marketing director at Hovis. “There is a natural synergy between Hovis and Nimble, with both brands already enjoying strong health perceptions among consumers.” Nimble was originally launched in 1955 and was later relaunched in 2006.last_img read more

Press release: Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

first_imgHill Marshall LLP, a joint venture between two of Cambridge’s leading family-owned businesses, Marshall Group Properties, part of the Marshall Group, and Hill, the award-winning top 20 UK housebuilder, have secured a funding deal with Homes England to accelerate the delivery of 1,300 homes in Cambridge.The new development, Wing, will be delivered on 160 acres of brownfield land owned by the Marshall Group. The 10-year loan, worth £22.4 million, will be drawn from Homes England’s Home Building Fund (HBF). The HBF helps unlock or accelerate the delivery of residential and mixed-use housing developments through both development loans and loan funding for the infrastructure needed to prepare land for development.The money will be used to enable infrastructure works for the entire development, including delivery of Main Spine Road, a strategic drainage network, pumping station & strategic landscaping. New transport infrastructure will also be delivered as part of Wing and the nearby Newmarket Road will be upgraded to create access to the development.Homes England are also funding the relocation of the ground running enclosure at the airport – a purpose built enclosure to reduce noise effects from aircraft engineering testing and a key planning requirement to be completed before any houses are occupied at the site. The relocation of the ground running enclosure will also support the creation of up to a further 1,800 new homes in development sites around the airport.The funding is being made available in advance of full reserved matters approval being obtained, which is the normal point at which high street lenders would be able to provide funding. This allows the first phase of housing at Wing to be delivered up to 18 months ahead of schedule.The first phase of the development will be delivered by Hill and once complete, will comprise 350 private homes and 150 affordable homes – including shared ownership and affordable rent tenures.A spokesperson from Hill Marshall LLP said: “Marshall Group and Hill are two like-minded family firms committed to making Cambridge one of the best cities to live in the UK. We are delighted to have secured new funding from Homes England’s Home Building Fund for this development in the City – it will ensure we are able to deliver an outstanding new community for local residents in half the amount of time it would normally take. Cambridge has long been established as one of the best places to live in the UK and this new community seeks to add further to the City’s success.”Nick Walkley, Homes England Chief Executive, added: “At Homes England we’re using our land, finance and expertise to speed up the delivery of new homes. This loan through our Home Building Fund is a significant step towards seeing this 1,300 home new community at this key development site in Cambridge become a reality and I look forward to seeing work start on site.”To commemorate the funding announcement, James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridge & Peterborough Combined Authority, Andy Hill, Chief Executive at Hill, Rob Hall, Deputy Managing Director at Hill, Robert Marshall, Chief Executive of Marshall Group, Richard Howe Managing Director of Marshall Group and Nick Walkley, Chief Executive at Homes England, attended a signing ceremony at Cambridge Airport on 21st May.The homes on the first phase of Wing are designed by the award-winning team at Pollard Thomas Edwards architects and will offer a range of properties including 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments and 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom houses. The development will also be home to a wide-range of facilities to support the new community including a new primary school, sports pitches, allotments and retail and commercial space.Wing is well connected with the new Cambridge North Station just 1¼ miles away and regular buses to the city centre from the nearby park and ride car park. Sales are expected to launch at the development in late 2019, with the first homes expected to be complete in the summer of 2020.EndsNotes to EditorsAbout Hill:“To be the leading, most trusted provider of distinctive, quality homes in the UK”.Hill is an award-winning UK top 20 housebuilder and one of the leading developers in London and the south east of England, delivering both private for sale and affordable homes.The company builds in the region of 2,000 homes a year, including more than 1,000 homes for clients and partners in the affordable housing sector. Hill’s portfolio is diverse, ranging from landmark mixed-use regeneration schemes and large-scale urban extensions, to bespoke housing in rural communities. Hill has won a string of awards including the WhatHouse? Development of the Year title three years in a row and their Housebuilder of the Year award in 2015.About MarshallMarshall was founded in Cambridge as a chauffeur business in 1909 and has grown to become one of the largest private employers in Cambridge and across the UK. Marshall comprises three main businesses: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Marshall Group Properties; and Marshall Group Finance which holds a 65% majority shareholding in Marshall Motor Holdings plc, the independent motor retail and leasing business floated by Marshall on the AIM market in 2015. Marshall has consolidated annual sales in excess of £2.2bn and has over 6,000 employees. Marshall Group Properties’ portfolio includes 950 acres of land in Cambridge, including Cambridge Airport, and over 2,000,000 ft² of commercial and industrial property.About Homes EnglandHomes England is the new housing delivery organisation that has been created to adopt a more commercial approach to respond to the long term housing challenges facing this country. The new, expanded agency will play a far bigger role in investing in supply and intervening in the market to help deliver 300,000 homes a year by the middle of the next decade.last_img read more

New Year, New You! Rachelle Rak’s Top Five Tips on How to Drop Swing Into 2015

first_img 2. Just Nod and Say Yes to Life’s Twists and Turns “The greatest lesson in life is happening for me right now! In the last year, I became a new mom to beautiful daughter Delilah Rose and that means I am ON 24/7. I will never rest again! I didn’t know if motherhood was in the cards for me but I’m so thrilled it was…and am so grateful that show business trained me for the endurance and the hours! Just nod and say yes.” View Comments We’ve been “obsassed” with Rachelle Rak ever since we saw her shaking her goods as the “I Gotcha” girl in Broadway’s Fosse. In the seasons since, she’s proven to be one of New York’s top triple threats (other credits include Cats, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can), a TV reality show judge (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition) and a YouTube standout with music videos of her pop songs including her insanely catchy theme song “Sas.” Now she’s hitting the stage of 54 Below on January 4 and 29 with her brand-new solo show Sas with One ‘S’, a must see for fans of the cha cha puus™, the balchange™, the drop swing™ and just a really good time. (Yes those all have trademark signs on them because they’re her slogans, kids!) In honor of her new show, we asked Rak to give our readers some hard-earned showbiz advice on how to make the best of 2015. Here are her top five tips for sasing it up in the new year! 4. Assume What You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You “Last year, I got to be a judge of Abby Lee Miller’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition on Lifetime. What did I learn from that experience? Never trust Abby! Gagagagaga… And always remember that you are LIVE the moment they put a microphone on your body. Everything you say can be used (and edited!) and usually is. And honestly, isn’t that true in life in general? Watch your mouth!” 5. Get a BFA in “Brave, Fierce, Action!” “When I was doing the national tour of Flashdance, I was part of a talkback after the show one night and everyone in the cast went down the line saying, ‘My BFA is from here’ and ‘I got my BFA from here.’ I was thinking, ‘Molly. I didn’t go to college. I went to Cats.’ So I had to drop swing and I said, ‘My BFA is Brave, Fierce, ACTION!” 1. Put On Your Face to Face the World “Even if you’re just going to the deli on the corner, remember only you can represent you. And ladies, if you ever think you can get away with wearing a gentle low heel out of the house, stop yourself and remember this is show business. Put on your heels and put on your FACE!” 3. Shortcuts Don’t Lead to Success “In between Broadway gigs, I’ve been blessed with terrific opportunities in regional theaters, like when I played Velma in Chicago at the Ogunquit Playhouse or Sheila in A Chorus Line at Paper Mill Playhouse. You really learn to be a quick study on these jobs. Just be brave, learn your lines and become your character. Dive in, drop swing and GO! But always do the work!”last_img read more