Edgars Stores Limited 2002 Annual Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2002 annual report.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw)  2002 annual report.Company ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Craig Chalmers believes Scotland can turn it around

first_imgDuring his tour with Scotland to South AfricaTHE No 10 slot has been a problem for Scotland in recent years and after the defeat to Ireland I’d like to see Duncan Weir become involved with the senior squad.Ruaridh Jackson looked nervous on his first Test start, and given he was brought in to play flat it’s ironic that he kicked a lot in the first 20 minutes, and often not well. He chose a lot of wrong options and though Dan Parks did attack the line when he came on, I’d like to see Weir given a chance before the World Cup.Weir, 19, kicks as long and as accurately as Parks, he tackles hard, and he’ll have a dig at the line. He can manage a game really well and best of all he’s not the sort of guy to be fazed by anything – he brushes off setbacks. His distribution needs to improve but in the long term I believe he’ll be a better player than Jackson, his 23-year-old colleague at Glasgow.After all the hype and optimism of the autumn, Scotland haven’t delivered in this Six Nations. Unforced errors are killing us and, despite Paris, we still can’t score tries. Our last championship try at Murrayfield was by Scott Gray against Italy more than two years ago.There’s no real structure, especially in attack, and we aren’t generating the quick ball needed for guys like Nikki Walker and Max Evans. Ireland created lots of opportunities against us through dummy runners or the back three linking from deep; we don’t seem to have that ability, or indeed an understanding of individual roles.Injured centre Graeme Morrison is becoming a better player just by not playing. Sean Lamont was moved to 12 to give us go-forward but he’s never going to offload because he doesn’t have the skill set needed in a tight midfield. The first try we conceded to Ireland, when Lamont and Nick De Luca went for the same player, was a shocker. We don’t know what our best midfield pairing is but history shows that the best partnerships – Carling and Guscott, O’Driscoll and D’Arcy, Scott Hastings and Lineen – are given time to gel. So let’s choose two guys and start them against England and Italy. I’d also start Scott Lawson because Ross Ford isn’t on top of his game.To have a chance of beating England we’ll have to be virtually error-free. England have a powerful pack, dynamic back row and a potent back three in which Chris Ashton runs great gamble lines. You can’t mark him because his best work, his tracking, is done without the ball. If I scored tries like he does I’d be swallow-diving too! Scotland’s strength is the lineout and we must restore Parks at ten and play behind England, putting pressure on their throwers. Richie Gray has been a revelation – he’s physical, turns over ball, carries ball, cover-tackles, spoils opposition lineout ball. He’s been our best player of the tournament.Scotland haven’t won at Twickenham since 1983.I drew one and lost four Tests there, though in one we led 6-3 when I went off with a broken arm, so that’s a moral victory! But if we can cut the errors and get our lineout right then don’t write us off.This article appeared in the April 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. 21 Jun 1999: Craig Chalmers of Scotland in action during the tour match between Border and Scotland, played at East London, South Africa. Scotland won the match 31-28. \ Mandatory Credit: Jamie McDonald /Allsport last_img read more

Dockboot Holiday Home / De Zwarte Hond

first_img Dockboot Holiday Home / De Zwarte Hond Houses “COPY” 2015 The Netherlands Year:  Photographs Dockboot Holiday Home / De Zwarte HondSave this projectSaveDockboot Holiday Home / De Zwarte Hond CopyHouses•Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands Save this picture!© Michel Kievits+ 13 Share Architects: De Zwarte Hond Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260 m² Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769829/dockboot-holiday-home-de-zwarte-hond Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDe Zwarte HondOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSchiermonnikoogThe NetherlandsPublished on July 08, 2015Cite: “Dockboot Holiday Home / De Zwarte Hond” 07 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Michel KievitsPhotographs:  Michel KievitsSave this picture!© Michel KievitsText description provided by the architects. On the island of Schiermonnikoog off the north coast of the Netherlands, directly bordering the dune landscape, this modest, yet surprisingly spacious, environmentally sustainable holiday home blends perfectly into its surroundings. Due to the extended periods that the family stays there, the island’s maximum domestic footprint of 110m2 was insufficient. The majority of the building’s functions have been programmed into the underground floor, thus achieving the desired spatial quality and size, while maintaining the structure’s affinity with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsThe L-shaped house is positioned very naturally in the dunes, and its form provides good differentiation between the private and public areas. On the private side, a glass façade offers the occupants an excellent view of the beautiful surroundings. The street façade is closed except for a long horizontal window along almost its entire length, allowing passers-by to catch a glimpse of what is happening inside. As a result, the house is illuminated by sunlight throughout the whole day.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe façade is made of larch-wood of varying widths and colours that will become increasingly grey over time, blending in further with the dunes. The roof – consisting of wood, zinc and moss sedum – will further contribute to this process. The height and form of both roof and façade have been continuously adjusted to the dune surroundings, which also enables the house to develop its own unique character.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsThe living-room consists of a large, bright open space where the different areas are defined and linked by the slanting roof surfaces. The relationship between the two floors combines privacy with a human scale, allowing family members to use the house in their own way without causing disturbance to others.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsThe underground floor comprises the bedrooms, bathrooms and sauna. The patio – hidden from view at ground-level by a low wooden wall on the west façade – brings in both sunlight and ventilation. Natural materials such as wood and stone have been used on both the exterior and the interior of the house.Save this picture!Underground Floor PlanIn the design, much attention was paid to making the house environmentally sustainable, not only through generous use of natural materials, but also by controlling energy usage. Good insulation, triple-glazed windows, solar orientation, natural shading on the south façade provided by an overhang, and maintenance of a constant temperature in the underground area all contribute to the sustainability of the building. The use of LED lighting wherever possible, and the fireplace in the living room, do the rest. The house fully lives up to Schiermonnikoog‘s ambition of being a self-sufficient island.Save this picture!© Michel KievitsProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Fontenette Social Housing / frundgallinaSelected ProjectsHutch & Co / BiasolSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769829/dockboot-holiday-home-de-zwarte-hond Clipboardlast_img read more

AD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg Muche

first_imgPhotographs:  Cameron Blaylock This AD Classic features a series of exclusive images by Cameron Blaylock, photographed in May 2017.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Most Popular Architecture Offices on FacebookArchitecture NewsA Selection of Impressive Perspective SectionsMisc Share Exhibition Center Germany CopyAbout this officeGeorg MucheOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitExhibition centerGalleryResidential ArchitectureHousesWeimarInternational StyleWalter GropiusModernismBauhausAdolf Meyer1920sRationalismModel HomeGermanyPublished on June 12, 2017Cite: Luke Fiederer. “AD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg Muche” 12 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?AD经典:魏玛号角屋 / Georg Muche是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 1923 Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873082/ad-classics-haus-am-horn-germany-georg-muche Clipboard “COPY” AD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg MucheSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg Muchecenter_img Architects: Georg Muche Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873082/ad-classics-haus-am-horn-germany-georg-muche Clipboard “COPY” AD Classics: Haus am Horn / Georg Muche CopyIn 1919, at a time in which Germany was still in upheaval over its defeat in the First World War (and compounded by the loss of its monarchy), the Academy of Fine Arts and School of Applied Arts in Weimar, Germany, were combined to form the first Bauhaus. Its stated goal was to erase the separation that had developed between artists and craftsmen, combining the talents of both occupations in order to achieve a unified architectonic feeling which they believed had been lost in the divide. Students of the Bauhaus were to abandon the framework of design standards that had been developed by traditional European schools and experiment with natural materials, abstract forms, and their own intuitions. Although the school’s output was initially Expressionist in nature, by 1922 it had evolved into something more in line with the rising International Style.[1]+ 14Save this picture!A copy of Georg Muche’s original permit drawings for the Haus am Horn. From each perspective, the spatial prominence of the central living room is inescapableAn exhibition of work produced by the Bauhaus in 1923 perfectly embodied this changing perspective of design. True to the institution’s roots, the exhibition was not merely a gallery of objects or images, but an entire house filled with works by Bauhaus students. The Haus am Horn, as it was named, was designed by Georg Muche and Adolf Meyer as a prototype for affordable housing which could be quickly and inexpensively mass-produced. The use of experimental building techniques and materials not only helped to achieve this goal, but dovetailed perfectly with the increasing focus on functionalism in the Bauhaus curriculum.[2]Save this picture!Despite being surrounded by other spaces, the raised clerestory of the living room makes it instantly visible as one approaches the house. ImageCourtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.Muche, who was a painter and teacher at the Bauhaus, had already been in the process of designing a house for himself and his wife when the school announced a competition for a model residence. His winning entry was bold in its simplicity: a square plan, with a ring of rooms surrounding a central living room. Each space was designed with an explicit program in mind, and intentionally specialized so that it could not be used for any other purpose.[3] Aside from the living room, the house comprised a room for the man, a room for the lady, a room for children, a guest room, dining room, kitchen, and a work niche.[4]Save this picture!An axonometric diagram shows the arrangement of living spaces centered around the living room. ImageDrawing by Georg MucheThe dominance of the living room within the Haus am Horn was expressed in a number of ways. As it was cloistered in the center of the building, daylighting was achieved via clerestory windows lining the top of each wall; the result was that the living room’s volume projected past the roofline of the rest of the house, making it visible from the exterior. This also served to differentiate the space within the house, as raising the ceiling to accommodate the clerestories made the living room taller than the surrounding spaces. Sheer floor area was another factor: at 36 square meters (387.5 square feet), the living room occupied a full third of the house’s overall footprint.[5,6]Save this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockFurniture designed by Bauhaus faculty and students did much to define spaces within the house. The living room was occupied by simplistic chairs and tables built of standardized lengths of wood; devoid of any ornamentation or coloring, they were highly reminiscent of chairs created by Dutch designer Gerrit Rietveld. Covering the ground were carpets adorned with sleek abstract patterns, reflecting a shift away from individual craftsmanship techniques to industrial modes of production.[7] This was made more blatant in the children’s room, which featured a set of modular wooden boxes devised by wood-carving student Alma Buscher. Smaller boxes could be used as child seating, while the larger units could either be set on their sides for the same purpose or on their ends, in which case they could serve either as child tables or adult seating. Another unit, which featured a door and a window, could be put to use as a display case when closed, but once opened, was ideal for use as a puppet theater.[8]Save this picture!The innovative kitchen of the Haus am Horn as it appears today. In keeping with the trends of the time, the room’s design prioritized efficiency in both function and layout. ImageCourtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.No room better expressed the newfound Bauhaus commitment to Modernism than the kitchen. Multiple texts at the time, such as 1915’s Scientific Management in the Home, promoted the notion that by removing all activities not related to the preparation of food from the kitchen, one could then make the room smaller – and by doing so, reduce any potential unnecessary movement and streamline the cooking process. (That Scientific Management in the Home was first published in German the year before the Haus am Horn exhibition is likely no coincidence.)[9] Instead of individual units, the kitchen workspace featured wall-mounted cabinets over a continuous countertop, all characteristically minimal in their aesthetic. A set of ceramic storage jars, produced in the Bauhaus’ clay workshops and equally simplistic, were placed in a row atop the cabinets.[10]Save this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockAs the Haus am Horn was intended to serve as the template for mass-produced affordable housing in postwar Germany, several of its more innovative features arose from the need to reduce costs. The walls and ceilings were built of cement-bonded slag concrete blocks, a relatively lightweight masonry material. Sandwiched between two layers of the blocks were sheets of Torfoleum insulation, creating an envelope system which was not only cheap to transport, but also helped to dramatically reduce heating costs—as much as fifty percent less than contemporary homes built using other structural systems—once the house was built. Finish materials were also chosen partially for their cost: rather than utilizing linoleum flooring, which was heavily taxed in Germany at the time, the kitchen floor is covered in a substitute material called Triolin.[11]Save this picture!A direct line of sight from the children’s room (in the foreground) to the kitchen allowed for a mother to keep watch over her children without the aid of a servant. ImageCourtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.The layout of the house was also intended to facilitate a relatively affordable lifestyle. Muche’s design drew connections between living spaces which were traditionally kept separate in order to more practically serve the needs of the expected residents. Notably, an axis from the kitchen to the children’s room through the dining room would allow for a housewife to simultaneously perform her expected role in the kitchen and keep watch over her children, an essential consideration in a home meant for those not wealthy enough to keep a house staff. Even with these measures in place, however, the Bauhaus could not quite escape accusations of luxury in the Haus am Horn – the unfortunate result of catering to the growing middle-class market which could sustain their designs through its burgeoning purchase power.[12]Save this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockThe Haus am Horn opened its doors to the public on August 15, 1923, hosting the Bauhaus exhibition for eight weeks until its ending on 30 September. Although intended to be the first new building in what would eventually become an extended Bauhaus campus, a drastic budget cut in 1924, and the subsequent exodus of the Bauhaus to Dessau in 1925, put these plans to rest. In the following decades, the house served as the residence of a lawyer, then of a German military officer, and finally of a Bauhaus professor and his family in the aftermath of the Second World War. In 1996, the Haus am Horn was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with various other Bauhaus structures. A later renovation has seen many of the features of the 1923 Exhibition recreated or restored; now, almost a full century after its debut, the Haus am Horn once again stands as a monument to the ideals of a Bauhaus that had only just begun to develop its signature design philosophy.[13]Save this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockSave this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockReferences[1] Curtis, William J. R. Modern Architecture Since 1900. London: Phaidon Press, 1996. p184-193.[2] Raizman, David Seth. History of Modern Design. Old Tappan, NJ: Pearson Publishing, 2003. p184-185.[3] Fabrizi, Mariabruna. “A Prototypal House at the Bauhaus: The “Haus am Horn” by Georg…” SOCKS. May 31, 2016. Accessed May 21, 2017. [access].[4] Zimmermann, Eva. “An Architectural Icon: The World’s First Bauhaus Building.” Houzz. June 2, 2016. Accessed May 20, 2017. [access].[5] “Haus am Horn.” Architectuul. March 21, 2011. Accessed May 22, 2017. [access].[6] Zimmermann.[7] Raizman, p185.[8] Zimmermann.[9] Woodham, Jonathan M. Twentieth Century Design. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1997. p49.[10] Raizman, p185-186.[11] Zimmermann.[12] Bergdoll, Barry, and Leah Dickerman. Bauhaus: 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity. New York, NY: The Museum of Modern Art, 2009. p48.[13] Zimmermann.Exhibition Center, Gallery, Houses•Weimar, Germany Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Freundeskreis der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar e. V.. Image © Cameron BlaylockWritten by Luke Fiederer Sharelast_img read more

Church Mission Society saves £50,000 a year with Access Dimensions & FocalPoint

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 July 2012 | News 25 July 2012 – Colchester, UK – The Church Mission Society (CMS) has experienced huge time and cost savings along with greater visibility and control of funds after implementing Access Dimensions & FocalPoint to manage its finances and charitable projects. The system, which is integrated with Raiser’s Edge, has dramatically improved efficiency and productivity, providing faster access to information for its team.Stafford Cruse, head of finance for the CMS, commented, “Access Dimensions & FocalPoint has saved us more than 200 hours each month, equating to £50k per year. Process automation and greater control over project reporting and spend means we have more time and resource to share the mission of God and serve communities worldwide; everyone’s benefiting all round.”Originally founded in 1799, CMS is a community of people in mission who want the world to know Jesus. It is committed to a global and local mission that is pioneering, evangelistic, relational and faithful. CMS is engaged in a wide range of work including education, medicine, advocacy, agriculture, engineering and pastoral care.Prior to Access, CMS had been using Sage 100 which was not meeting the charity’s needs. “It was hard, if not impossible, to report on our activities adequately,” said Stafford. “Fund accounting is critical for us. We need to know where our money is being allocated in a timely manner.”Since implementing the Access solution, the charity has reaped many benefits, particularly as the web-based self-service facilities allow staff to access details of their project spend and status wherever they are based. Access’ project costing functionality has made the biggest difference to CMS – which has 750 active projects being funded at any one point in time – providing greater flexibility in setting up its chart of accounts.Automated processes have improved efficiency throughout CMS. Non-finance staff can now enter transactions such as purchase requests through FocalPoint – instead of using five different paper-based forms. “Using FocalPoint, we’ve streamlined our authorisation process so we’re not passing invoices around the building or losing them on people’s desks,” said Stafford.CMS team members are now working from the same data and have access to documents through Access’ integrated document management solution. “Our fundraisers can view gift aid declarations and membership forms whenever they need them. This saves them time, and it’s also had a positive effect on our finance team, who now receive 50 per cent less requests for information.”The reduction in admin has created other noticeable improvements. CMS no longer has to manually reconcile its systems, and with other benefits this saves the finance department two days every month. “We’ve been able to reduce headcount in our back office by nearly 20 per cent. That’s allowed us to redirect those funds into mission opportunities.”Better management and departmental reporting facilities are also saving half a day each month. “We’re able to run more than 160 mission partner reports in five minutes. Previously, that would have taken a fundraiser three days a month using spreadsheets to build the reports,” said Stafford, who also notes the benefits of real-time, remote access to information via Access’ browser-based dashboard. “This has made a big difference to our staff because they can track how we’re performing against KPIs such as the progress on appeals, increase in members, major gifts pledged and active donors.”Communicating financial data in a more visual format has provided greater clarity and understanding too. “It’s driven discussion on many areas of our work such as how to develop fundraising and better utilisation of resources, as well as helping to drive the development of the five year financial plan.”CMS is now looking to make further improvements including integrating the conference booking system with Access Dimensions to automate the production of sales orders. “As a result of all the positive benefits that we’ve experienced, it’s spurred us on to automate our processes further. Amongst other things, we’ll probably look to utilise Access’ mobile solutions for activities such as expenses to make further efficiencies across the charity,” concluded Stafford.For more information on Access, its consultancy and software solutions contact Diana Ellul-Grech on 0845 345 3300 or visithttp://www.theaccessgroup.com.Alternatively, keep up-to-date by following Access on:Blog: http://www.theaccessgroup.com/access-blog.aspxTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/theaccessgroupLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/403139YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/theaccessgrouptvSlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/theaccessgroupFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theaccessgroup-Ends-About Access:Since 1991, Access has become established as a leading business solutions provider to the mid-market. It helps organisations improve performance, profitability and cost efficiency by delivering integrated organisation-wide solutions spanning finance, HR and payroll, professional services automation, document management and manufacturing. More than 5,000 customers rely on Access to drive growth and unlock the potential of their people as well as their organisation through better business insight. It has nine offices across the UK and Ireland and employs over 350 people.A £50 million investment by private equity firm, Lyceum Capital, in 2011 marked a significant step change in Access’ growth trajectory, cementing the company’s notable position amongst the top five fastest growing UK software developers in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 List 2012 and in last year’s Profit Track 100. Access’ on-going commitment to excellence, its customers and its people also placed it amongst the UK’s top employers in The Sunday Times 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ 2011.Accreditations and memberships:Microsoft Gold Certified PartnerInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA)Access’ software is recognised by HM Revenue & CustomsAwards:Inclusion in The Sunday Times Buyout Track 100 list (47th)Inclusion in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 list (63rd)Inclusion in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For list for mid-market companies (85th)M&A Awards 2011 for ‘Buy-out of the Year’Accountancy Age Award 2010 for ‘Software Package of the Year’SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘Enterprise Accounting & Finance’SIFT Media Software Satisfaction Awards 2010 for ‘SME Human Resources & Human Capital Management’FrontRange Partner Awards 2010 for ‘CRM Partner of the Year’Green IT Awards 2010 for ‘Environmental Accounting Software of the Year’Construction Computing Awards 2010 and 2011, ‘Construction Accounting Software of the Year’Media information:Helen CarpenterHead of Group PRAccess UK LtdT: +44 (0) 1206 322575 / 07833 936311F: +44 (0) 1206 322956E: [email protected]: http://www.theaccessgroup.comTim ColePR ExecutiveAccess UK LtdT: +44 (0) 1206 322575F: +44 (0) 1206 322956E: [email protected]: http://www.theaccessgroup.com Advertisement Church Mission Society saves £50,000 a year with Access Dimensions & FocalPoint  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology 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.last_img read more

M.A.D launches jewellery party fundraising service

first_imgM.A.D launches jewellery party fundraising service M.A.D. (Make a Difference) Jewellery has launched a jewellery party service that is designed to help charities and local groups boost their community and corporate fundraising income.The events can be run by community fundraisers or volunteers and have been developed to be “easy and fun to deliver”.The events can be run in private homes, at workplaces or in community spaces. Guests are invited to browse a range of fashionable and affordable jewellery. If they wish to buy anything, all orders will be fulfilled by M.A.D. on the charity’s behalf.M.A.D. will donate 100% of the retail margin on every piece of jewellery purchased. This is “typically up to 50% of the retail price”, according to the company. Beyond promoting the events to their supporters, charities do not have to make any cash investment in these events.M.A.D.’s range includes products from jewellery brands such as Ulinx, J-Jaz, and Silver & Co, with other brands joining soon including Jo for Girls, Elements, Fred Bennett, and D for Diamond.M.A.D. has produced a jewellery party pack, which includes a guide to running a jewellery party, electronic and printed advertising and invitations, order forms and thank you cards for guests and a selection of sample jewellery with display equipment. All of this is delivered to the party host’s door.Suki Gallagher, Business Development Director at M.A.D., said: “Charities, especially those engaged in active community fundraising, love the inherent attractiveness as well as the simplicity of this idea.“Jewellery parties are fun, can be hosted anywhere, and don’t cost the charity or the host anything to organise”.M.A.D. has been developed by not-for-profit marketing specialists Sellcomms Ltd. The online store launched in May 2013 and offers a wide range of fashionable jewellery for men, women and children. Howard Lake | 8 October 2013 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Week 4: ‘Don’t prettify Israeli oppression’

first_imgFor the fourth week in a row, Philadelphians gathered outside the Kimmel Center on April 28 to protest the Philadelphia Orchestra’s upcoming trip to Israel. Activists performed street theater, showed a video projected on an outdoor screen, spoke and chanted before a scheduled concert.The campaign urging the orchestra to cancel its trip was given new energy following the publication of an opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on April 27 by one of the campaign organizers.Author Susan Abulhawa wrote: “By performing in Israel, the orchestra will provide musical accompaniment to the world’s last settler-colonial state, at a time when other artists are canceling appearances there following the Palestinian call for a global boycott (BDS) of Israel, modeled after the South African anti-apartheid boycott.“Among the strategies Israel has launched to combat BDS is ‘Brand Israel,’ a propaganda initiative that seeks to exploit culture to divert attention from Israeli crimes. Arye Mekel, Israeli deputy director general for cultural affairs, explained it as the ‘way you show Israel’s prettier face.’“The Philadelphia Orchestra’s trip to Israel is part of this strategy. … The itinerary (open to orchestra members and patrons joining the trip) boasts multiple visits with military personnel, including a ‘VIP visit to an IDF [military] base.’ This is the same military that has killed 42 Palestinians and wounded 5,000 more in the span of just four weeks. A video of snipers celebrating after shooting an unarmed Palestinian man in December was leaked and immediately went viral. In response, Israel reprimanded the person who filmed the shooting and is seeking to criminalize future videos of crimes against Palestinians.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Metro Service

first_img Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Metro’s Gold Line will offer enhanced service for commuters traveling to the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016.To help you ring in the New Year safely, Metro will operate 24-hour, overnight service on Metro Rail, plus Orange and Silver Lines. Free rides will be offered for all bus and rail service from 9 p.m. on December 31, 2015, until 2 a.m. on the morning of January 1, 2016.All latched gates at Metro Rail Line Stations will be unlatched during this time. At 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day, regular fares will be in effect.A One-way fare is $1.75 and includes transfers to other Metro lines for up to two hours to complete a one-way trip. A $7 Day Pass covers unlimited travel starting on date of purchase until 3 a.m. the next morning.Metro has set up an advisory page for commuters traveling to the various New Year’s Day events and post-parade display of floats. Visit this page for full information.To get to the Rose Parade, commuters from East LA-Atlantic or Downtown LA-Union Station are advised to board the Gold Line towards Pasadena-Sierra Madre Villa, then exit at Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake, and Allen Stations, all of which are within short walking distance of the parade route.From Sierra Madre Villa, customers should board any train, then exit at Del Mar, Memorial Park, Lake, and Allen Stations.Customers are encouraged to load roundtrip fare in advance ($3.50 round trip plus $1 reusable TAP card per person) or buy an unlimited $7 Day Pass before beginning their trip to avoid long return lines to purchase fare.Enhanced Gold Line service will run at three-car/full platform trains every 9 minutes to all stations. Commuters can use the entire boarding platform when boarding.Numerous Metro bus lines along the Rose Parade route will be detoured or split into two segments at Colorado Blvd. until streets are reopened. It would be better to use Metro Rail to avoid disruption.For the 102nd Rose Bowl Game which begins at 1:30 p.m., all customers traveling to the Rose Bowl should exit the Gold Line train at Memorial Park.From East LA-Atlantic or Downtown LA-Union Station, commuters should board the Gold Line towards Pasadena-Sierra Madre Villa, then exit at Memorial Park.From Sierra Madre Villa, customers should board any train, then exit at Memorial Park.After exiting at Memorial Park, walk three blocks west on Holly St. (turn right upon exiting station), past Fair Oaks Avenue, to the free Rose Bowl Shuttle. Shuttle pick-up location is at the west end of Parsons parking lot and will pick up passengers on Pasadena Avenue at Holly St.Shuttles will run continuously from 10 a.m. until two hours after the end of the game.To avoid long return lines at TAP Vending Machines, customers should load roundtrip fare in advance or purchase an unlimited $7 Day Pass, good until 3 a.m. the following morning. TAP cards must be tapped on validators or fare gates before boarding each line, including at transfer stations.On New Year’s Day, Metro staff will be available at key stations to assist customers with their fare.Two children under age five may travel free with each fare-paying adult on bus or rail.Map PDFs of the routes and schedules are available for download, along with other important travel information, from the Metro website, www.metro.net. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy latest #1 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game Metro Service Published on Monday, December 21, 2015 | 4:21 pm Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

7-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down 210 Freeway in Pasadena for 2 Hours

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Fire Department Firefighters work to free a patient from a wreck on the 210 Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard in Pasadena on Jan. 26, 2021. (Credit: Pasadena Fire Department)A seven-vehicle wreck sent at least one person to a hospital with serious injuries and prompted the closure of the eastbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena for about two hours on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.The crash was first reported about 3:30 p.m. on the eastbound freeway at Rosemead Boulevard.A witness reported an SUV was being driven “recklessly” and collided with multiple other cars before hitting the center divider and overturning, according to California Highway Patrol logs.Firefighters pulled one person from the overturned SUV, officials said. The patient was hospitalized with injuries initially described as serious. The person was described as unconscious, but with a pulse, at the scene, logs show.The CHP issued a Sig Alert for all eastbound lanes as they collected evidence and used a helicopter to take photos of the scene.The Sig Alert was cancelled shortly before 5:30 p.m.Anyone with information can contact the CHP’s Altadena-area office at (626) 296-8100. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Public Safety 7-Vehicle Wreck Shuts Down 210 Freeway in Pasadena for 2 Hours By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 6:25 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

HSE to launch Donegal ‘green gyms’

first_imgNews HSE to launch Donegal ‘green gyms’ WhatsApp Previous articleCabinet reshuffle could compromise Coughlan’s positionNext articlePriest facing Donegal rape charge launches another legal challenge in the US News Highland 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – February 20, 2010 Pinterest Google+center_img Facebook The HSE will introduce a new initiative in Donegal intended to help people get fit through gardening.’Green Gyms’ will be established in Downings, Moville, Castlefin, Ballybofey, Falcarragh and Donegal Town next month, with people being helped to grow and maintain crops.This, the HSE says, will promote healthy living in two ways ; by providing exercise through gardening, and also by urging people to eat the vegetables they produce.The HSE says as well as the physical health benefits, the initiative will also benefit peoples’ mental health Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also last_img read more