DSG nets a World Cup boost

first_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com DSG nets a World Cup boost KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof DSG International said yesterday its total group sales were up three per cent after a boost from World Cup TV purchases and the success of the iPad.In an update on trading for the 12 weeks to 24 July the company, which owns Currys and PC World, said its online sales had surged by 12 per cent compared with the same period last year.DSG said its store refit programme was on track with 200 stores now reformatted in Britain.The retailer, which also owns UniEuro in Italy, Elkjop in Nordic countries, and Kotsovolos in Greece, is two years into a turnaround plan focused on selling underperforming businesses, cutting costs, revamping stores, opening larger stores, and improving product ranges and customer service.Meanwhile, the company is pinning hopes on Christmas sales, including 3D TVs, LED backlit TVs, Apple’s iTouch and motion-sensor gaming devices. Group chief executive John Browett said: “In terms of the economic environment, we’re not in the double-dip school, we don’t see any evidence of that in the way that consumers are spending.“Our UK businesses performed particularly well, most notably with customers responding to our strong World Cup promotion and the excellent product ranges on offer.” DSG is facing a challenge from US electricals market leader Best Buy which is now operating in the UK.Best Buy, through its joint venture with Carphone Warehouse opened three electrical goods megastores this year and said it could build a chain of up to 100 shops to challenge DSG. Meanwhile, DSG will next week ask shareholders to approve a name change to Dixons Retail. center_img Thursday 2 September 2010 7:34 pm whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

IPL 2021: CSK’s Michael Hussey returns COVID positive after testing negative…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Facebook Twitter WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (14 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Formula 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Cricket Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates IPL 2021: ‘Oh gosh, why me?’ Chennai Super Kings’ Michael Hussey reveals COVID-19 ordeal after returning to Australia IPL Indian Premier League – Hussey again tests Positive: Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey will remain in Chennai following further testing of COVID-19. Hussey tested negative on Saturday and was recovering well from the disease. But with the second test coming back positive, he will have to be stranded in India for a further few days before he could join other Australians in the Maldives. The Australian great contracted the virus two days after two CSK members including bowling coach L Balaji had tested positive. IPL 2021 was suspended as a result of multiple such cases within the bio-secure bubble.IPL Indian Premier League – Hussey again tests Positive: Most of the 38-men strong Australian contingent is now in the Maldives waiting for their government to lift the travel ban on May 15. Only then, they will be able to go back home as, under the bio-security act, people with travel history to India are banned from entering the land down under until May 15. Anyone violating the rule could be punished with fines up to $66,000 and a 5-year jail term. TAGSChennai Super KingsCSKcsk ipl 2021IPL 2021IPL 2021 suspendedMichael HusseyMichael Hussey COVID positiveMichael Hussey- CSK SHARE Cricket Raid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends|SponsoredSponsoredYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsored F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Latest Sports News Cricket Latest Sports News Football Previous articleAIBA World Boxing Championship for men to be held in Oct-Nov in BelgradeNext articlePSL 2021: Shakib Al Hasan will miss PSL to play in Dhaka Premier League Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – May 11, 2021 IPL 2021: CSK’s Michael Hussey returns COVID positive after testing negative in 1st test, to remain stranded in India WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowAlso Read: IPL 2021: CSK’s Mike Hussey tests negative for COVID-19, likely to join Australian contingent in Maldives soonIPL Indian Premier League – Hussey again tests Positive: Australian cricketers, coaches, umpires and commentators followed Michael Slater in the Maldives after the BCCI arranged charter flights to the island nation as the IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on May 4.However, Michael Hussey missed the flight as he was tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi and was airlifted to Chennai on May 6. He is kept in isolation and recovering from the disease. As per BCCI protocols, someone who tests positive will need to return two consecutive negative tests to leave isolation. Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI on May 7 that he had already tested negative once and will soon join others in the Maldives.“He tested negative before getting on an air ambulance from Delhi to Chennai (on Thursday). He is doing fine. All other overseas personnel have left, head coach Stephen Fleming will be flying out tomorrow,” said Viswanathan.Also Read: IPL 2021: Big question on English players availability for rescheduled IPL; ECB director Ashley Giles confirmsIPL Indian Premier League – Hussey again tests Positive: But as per The Australian, he returned the second test positive. Michael Hussey is currently kept in the COVID-19 recovery facility in Chennai alongside New Zealand cricketer Tim Seifert of Kolkata Knight Riders. Seifert tested positive hours before taking the flight back to New Zealand.“I’m resting well and I’m feeling stronger. I’m hugely appreciative of what CSK have already done and are doing for me,” Michael Hussey told Sydney Morning Herald recently.“It’s horrific what’s taking place in India at the moment with the pandemic and I’ve been blessed with the great support I have received. I’m grateful for all the messages of support from cricket fans in India and Australia,” he said in a statement.Meanwhile, Australians are trying to lay low in the Maldives after facing backlash over preferential treatment. Out of some 9,000 Australians stranded in India only they could leave the country amid the deadly second wave as others failed to get on the flight back home before the travel ban was imposed.For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries.last_img read more

Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgCentum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Make a million from the stock market crash! I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares in an ISA today

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens owns shares of BP and British American Tobacco. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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I’d buy these 2 cheap UK shares in an ISA today Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 | More on: BATS BP center_img Buying UK shares after the recent stock market crash may not seem to be a sound strategy for anyone seeking to make a million. After all, indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 continue to face uncertain futures due to risks such as a second wave of coronavirus and Brexit.However, a number of stocks appear to offer wide margins of safety and sound strategies that could lead to long-term growth. Here are two such businesses that could be worth buying in an ISA today, and holding over the coming years.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…BP: undervalued among UK shares?While many UK shares have fallen heavily in 2020, BP’s (LSE: BP) share price fall of 40% is relatively higher. The FTSE 100 stock has faced challenging trading conditions due to reduced demand for its products. This has led to a recently-announced major cost-cutting programme, as well as asset impairments.The company will also pivot towards renewable energy over the coming years, since it feels coronavirus could hasten the switch towards greener forms of energy. This could mean it gradually shifts its focus towards lower carbon assets that are likely to provide a more sustainable growth outlook than fossil fuels. The end result could be a more resilient business that is able to produce more reliable profit growth in the long run.Clearly, the process of changing BP into a leaner and greener company could be a challenging one. However, trading at a relatively low level compared to other UK shares, investors appear to have factored in a period of difficulty. As such, now could be the right time to buy the stock while it appears to offer a wide margin of safety.British American Tobacco: a long-term income opportunity?Another stock that I think could be worth buying in a portfolio of UK shares is British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). Its recent update highlighted its operational strength in developed markets, where strong price growth is helping to compensate for lower volumes.Even though the company’s performance in emerging markets has been less robust, it has maintained its dividend payout ratio of 65%. This means the stock has a dividend yield of 7.5%. This could grow at an above-inflation pace, due to the resilient prospects for the business in key markets such as the US.At a time when the income investing prospects for many UK shares are somewhat challenging to say the least, British American Tobacco could stand out as a reliable means of obtaining a rising dividend. It has a defensive business model and long-term growth potential in next-generation products, such as e-cigarettes. And I think it could offer an attractive risk/reward opportunity. That could help to improve your chances of making a million in the coming years. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Lions squad fallout: an analysis of the internet reaction

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Most discussed players by NationYou can find out more on the WordNerds website or track their Twitter @word_nerdy Lions chairman Jason Leonard reads out the squad (Inpho) Lions squad fallout: an analysis of the internet reactionWith big sporting moments you can find yourself wondering what fans all over the world really care about – do we sometimes get caught in an echo chamber online? Well as the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad 2021 unfolded, AI Text Analytics company Wordnerds put their language processing platform to use to see what was being discussed across the spectrum of Lions supporters. Employing their Natural Language Processing engine to develop an overall picture of internet reaction in the UK, they harvested over 10,000 comments from Twitter and media comments sections. From talk of key omissions to highlighting the one player with the most positive feedback, they can paint a fuller picture of the fallout than just cherry-picking a few pundits’ posts.Related: Players react to Lions selectionWordnerds CSO Steve Erdal explains of the process: “Once we get the (thousands of) posts in, Wordnerds runs every sentence through a neural network, which examines thousands of aspects of the sentence (structure, grammar, vocabulary etc). We’ve trained this neural network to do a couple of things – establish sentiment (how the writer was feeling) and group the text by similar concepts (what the writer meant). Once we’ve established that, we compare the different parts of the dataset (over time, by region etc) to get a sense of what’s special about it. “We often find that the fan reaction to events like this is usually boiled down to just a couple of individual social media posts, which isn’t representative of the fanbase as a whole. By using artificial intelligence, we hope to give a sense of the “crowd noise” sadly missing from the stadiums in South Africa.”Presenter Lee McKenzie talks a hologram Alun Wyn Jones (Inpho)Key findingsThe big discussions were about who didn’t go. Six out of the top ten most discussed players were not selected. Johnny Sexton was the most discussed player overall, with the Leinster fly-half appearing in 13% of the online conversations.Sam vs Billy was the most discussed head to head. Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola were the two most directly compared players. Fans saw this decision as a key indication of how Warren Gatland is planning to play against the Springboks, and as one of the big surprises. Other regularly compared players included Garry Ringrose with Bundee Aki, and the Exeter locks Jonny Hill and Jonny Gray. The Scots and Welsh fans were happiest. 87% of the overall discussion was positive in Scotland, with 86% positivity registered in Wales. It was then a considerable drop to the Northern Irish fans. Despite having the largest share of the touring party, English fans were the least happy, although 72% of their posts were still positive. Josh Navidi was the biggest disappointment. While Sexton was the most discussed absentee, there was considerable debate on whether a call-up was deserved. The omission that caused the most universal disappointment was that of Josh Navidi.  Stuart Hogg was the most positive player. While the majority of selected players received positive reviews, Stuart Hogg edged the race for approval, with 93% of his comments suggesting positivity. Bundee Aki and Talupe Faletau also received unusually positive comments.A lot of the discussion had nothing to do with rugby (especially with front rowers). Among the most popular non-rugby topics were Rory Sutherland finding it hard not to swear during his interviews, Ken Owens’ son celebrating the news of his dad’s call-up at school, and Jamie George giving a withering review of the announcement ceremony itself. Alun Wyn Jones’s historic achievement will forever be linked to Star Trek. While the decision to make Alun Wyn Jones captain was met with approval, the decision to use CGI to beam him into the ceremony raised a lot of eyebrows. References were made to holograms,  Star Trek, and Tupac amongst others. Overall, this was a positive day. It’s easy to focus on the contentious decisions and national rivalry, but overall, the rugby internet was a positive place to be on announcement day. Messages of celebration and congratulations outnumbered negative or disapproving messages four to one. Here is some more details from their findings:Most discussed players on Announcement Day AI Text Analytics company Wordnerds pored over your tweets and posts Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Edinburgh beat Racing Metro in eleven try thriller at Murrayfield

first_imgMonday Nov 21, 2011 Edinburgh beat Racing Metro in eleven try thriller at Murrayfield The game everyone has been talking about from the weekend was the Edinburgh vs Racing Metro thriller at Murrayfield, where the home team made a massive comeback to win 48-47. The match wasn’t televised, but we’ve found some highlights for you. One of the downsides of so many matches on one weekend is that the host broadcaster in the UK, Sky Sports, is not able to cover everything. What they usually do is send along one camera, just for the purposes of highlights shows. In this case, we missed out on a classic.Flying Dutchman Tim Visser, who qualifies to be selected for Scotland come June 12th next year, scored two tries on a crazy night of rugby. His first came within 35 seconds of kick off, and his last, on 76 minutes, proved to be decisive. It followed a sensational comeback from Edinburgh who were down by twenty points late in the second half. Captain Greig Laidlaw converted Visser’s late try, winning the game for the home side in a match that included an incredible 11 tries. Visiting flyhalf Juan Martin Hernandez had an opportunity to snatch it with a drop goal though, but he struck it badly.“It was simply an incredible game – I have to keep convincing myself it was for real and not just a daft dream. Everyone was shellshocked in the changing room,” said Laidlaw.“What a treat to be involved in a game like that. You might say a draw would’ve been a fair result, maybe 50 each. We’ll take 48-47,” said head coach Michael Bradley.“People talk about Scottish rugby and talk about the pro clubs needing to perform – you won’t get a better game this year than that game of rugby you just saw today. Racing were stunning in attack. It was just so hard to defend them,” he added.Just 5067 fans were on hand to witness the game, and those who did will be talking about it for years to come. Hopefully the result will bring in more fans for their next home game.These highlights are from Racing Metro themselves and because the game wasn’t televised, there is no commentary and only the one camera angle. It’s certainly better than nothing though. If we manage to organise anything else, we’ll replace this video with something of better quality. Enjoy.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House 0214 / Simpraxis Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Copy•Nicosia, Cyprus 2008 “COPY” Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290208/house-0214-simpraxis-architects Clipboard Year:  Cyprus Photographs:  Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a densely populated suburban area of Nicosia. The site of about 520 s.m. had a natural slopeof about three meters from South-East to North-West with the bordering road running parallel to the slope of the land. To avoid additional construction costs associated with large retaining walls it was decided that the majority of the construction would be confined on a triangular plateau on the higher level of the plot. The interior and exterior spaces on the ground floor were organized on two levels with a difference in elevation of approximately two feet following the natural slope of the land.Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesThe ground floor is organizedby two orthogonal ‘boxes’ at an angle to each other that meet at one. The first ‘box’ relates to the more public functions of the house and opens up to the outdoor spaces while the other includes the food preparation area and access to the upper floor. A stepped ramp leadsthe way to the main entry which is at a higher level from the slopped street. The entrance is programmatically located between the public areas of the residence and the more private, arriving at the juncture of the two ‘boxes’. A third ‘box’ which sits on top of the first two and is oriented parallel to the street encloses the sleeping areas for the three member family, a couple and their three year old son. The entrance path is allowed to formally penetrate this upper box and create openings that visually connect the upper level spaces with the street. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsA design challenge was the regulation of western sunlight, especially during the long dry and hot summers without obstructing the western mountain views. To achieve that a metal canopy overhangs the interior spaces offering shade until late afternoon. Furthermore, a vertical shade comprised of perforated metal sheets offers privacy and sun protection while allowing views to the outside. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsIn the summer the closed sliding wooden panels on the ground floor in combination with the open parallel sliding glass doors on the inside can keep the summer sun out but allow for natural ventilation to occur utilizing the predominantly western winds of the area. During the winter months the wooden panels can be opened with the glass sliding doors remaining closed allowing for enough heat gain and therefore minimizing the need for the heating system to operate during daylight hours. Also all bedrooms and baths benefit from the eastern morning sun during the winter days. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsCross ventilation during the summer months is highly effective on the ground floor with all sides opening to the outside, and the second floor together with the overhanging roof and vertical shading device acting as a large ‘umbrella’. Furthermore all rooms have a minimum of two openings allowing for natural ventilation and minimizing the need for air-conditioning. Also the connection between ground floor and first floor allows for hot air to escape from clear story windows strategically located to effectively utilize predominant westerly winds. A small pool of water facing west and located outside the sliding wooden panels can allow for evaporative cooling to occur. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / FORMAArticlesThe Masséna Competition Entry / Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider …Articles Share Area:  300 m² Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290208/house-0214-simpraxis-architects Clipboard House 0214 / Simpraxis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse 0214 / Simpraxis Architects “COPY” 2008 House 0214 / Simpraxis Architects CopyAbout this officeSimpraxis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNicosiaHousesCyprusPublished on November 06, 2012Cite: “House 0214 / Simpraxis Architects” 06 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore 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 Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis Architects+ 35 Share Architects: Simpraxis Architects Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Student Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton Williams

first_imgArchDaily Student Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton WilliamsSave this projectSaveStudent Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton Williams Year:  Grontmij Structural Engineer: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture Apartments Architects: Stanton Williams Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeStanton WilliamsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGreater LondonUnited KingdomPublished on February 18, 2017Cite: “Student Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton Williams” 18 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers: Engels Baksteen, Shadbolt, Caledonian, Wessex United Kingdom 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804467/student-accommodation-at-kings-cross-stanton-williams Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” AKT II “COPY” Developer:King’s Cross Central Limited PartnershipDevelopment Manager:Argent (King’s Cross) LtdCost Consultant & Employer’s Agent:Davis LangdonAcoustics:ArupCost Consultant:Davis LangdonEmployer’s Agent:Davis LangdonCity:Greater LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hufton+CrowRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Stanton Williams, the Victoria Hall student residential building at King’s Cross provides 198 bedrooms, predominantly for use by graduate students attending the Aga Khan University – Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) and the Institute for Ismaili Studies (IIS). The scheme has been developed by the King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership on behalf of the Aga Khan Development Network, for whom it is the first of a planned series of buildings at the King’s Cross site.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowSave this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe design for this new residential building draws reference from the solidity of the adobe architecture of the Middle East and aims to provide a stimulating and collegiate environment for its students in the urban setting of King’s Cross. Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowThe building has been conceived as a form carved from a single block, creating two 12-storey ‘bookend’ wings above a ground floor plinth, flanking a central south-facing eight storey element set back from the street.  Save this picture!SectionThe primary building volume is expressed as a textured brick surface, with all recessed areas in contrasting lighter tones. In order to maintain the visual solidity of the form, light enters the building through both windows and hit and miss brickwork animating the interior living spaces with dappled light.Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowCentral to the building’s character are the two courtyard gardens on the first and eighth floors that have been designed with reference to Islamic gardens found in the Andalusia region of the south of Spain, and the courtyard gardens of Morocco. Lush planting, water features and high quality stonework form the generous open communal spaces that allow residents opportunities for recreation and social interaction. Save this picture!© Hufton+CrowProject gallerySee allShow lessHHF Architects + Westpol Win Switzerland Apartment Tower CompetitonArchitecture NewsHouse Vlijmen / Jan Couwenberg ArchitectuurSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kings Cross, London, UKLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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