Regions: UK & Ireland Marketing The CPI said anecdotal information from Consultant Addiction Psychiatrists indicates a concerning rise in gambling disorders referrals amid Covid-19 lockdowns, due to isolation, more opportunity to gamble while working from home and higher levels of targeted online advertising. Remarking on the current concerns, Dr William Flannery, CPI president, said: “The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have been felt harshly by those struggling with problem gambling. Key drivers in the development and relapse of an addiction include loneliness, isolation and boredom – all unfortunate side effects of the necessary social distancing restrictions put in place to stop the spread of the virus since last March. In publishing its Gambling Disorder Position Paper, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPI) said there was overwhelming evidence for a connection between the high volume of betting advertisements and an increase in problem gambling. The CPI said the launch of the paper comes on the back of concerning figures on adolescent gambling habits published recently by ESPAD (The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs) for 2019, which show that when compared to their European counterparts, Irish 16-year-olds have significantly higher rates of gambling. Irish psychiatrists group calls for ‘urgent’ advertising ban Professor Colin O’Gara, the lead author of the paper, said: “We cannot continue to ignore the links between problem gambling and the current high volume of betting ads – be that in traditional TV ads or on team jerseys and side-line banners. Betting has become strongly linked with the enjoyment of sports. We are normalising gambling as a behaviour. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The newly published paper developed by the Faculty of Addictions Psychiatry of the College, outlines the urgent need in Ireland to tackle gambling disorder through a range of methods including public education, legislation, advertising controls and treatment services. Topics: Marketing 22nd December 2020 | By Richard Mulligan The study shows that 37% of 16-year-olds use slot machines compared to a European average of 21%, with 61% participating in sports betting compared to 45%. “Much like tobacco, in 10 years I think we will look back on the proliferation of gambling advertising in sport and entertainment and ask ourselves how we let it get so out of control. Currently gambling advertising in Ireland is much too common and, critically, occurs before the adult television watershed.” “Even in the absence of live sports, people are finding it difficult to avoid triggers, with increased visibility of online gambling ads and the rollout of new betting platforms. We need to support people with tighter controls and responsible gambling measures inbuilt in the industry.” It said measures including an “urgent, outright ban” on advertising and the introduction of dedicated treatment pathways are necessary to tackle what it considers to be a public health crisis. Ireland is due to introduce a new gambling watchdog in 2021 which will have the powers to regulate advertising, gambling websites and apps. The professional body for psychiatrists in the Republic of Ireland has called for an outright ban on gambling advertisement in sports from early 2021. Tags: Advertising Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Stock market recovery: Is now the perfect time to buy shares ahead of a Santa Rally? Andy Ross | Saturday, 28th November, 2020 | More on: DGE 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Could the FTSE 100 really end the year above 7,000? The stock market recovery seems to already be underway, on the back of positive Covid-19 vaccine news. Getting back to that level would also just mean the FTSE 100 returning to quite a bit below where it started 2020.With cyclical and value stocks dominating the FTSE 100 (think banks, insurers, and big oil producers) there’s in my mind the very real prospect of a strong Santa Rally this year. For those not in the know, that’s the term for the stock market traditionally, more often than not, performing strongly in December.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…Buying shares in the stock market recovery pre Santa RallyI’m optimistic about the prospects for the stock market in the final month or so of what has been, to date, a difficult year.I do believe there could be a sustained recovery in value stocks in particular. Those share prices hit hardest by the pandemic have the greatest potential to bounce back. In some cases, the bounce back could be swift and spectacular.That’s why I’ll for now be avoiding the big winners under the pandemic – growth shares. Especially those in the technology industry. I expect their shares will be less sought after in the coming months. However, the trap to avoid with value shares is buying only in expectation of short-term profits. A Santa Rally isn’t guaranteed, so I also want to avoid those shares that face long-term issues or have too much debt. Examples being Cineworld and Aston Martin to name just two. Instead, I’ll look to buy shares in a quality company well poised to gain from the stock market recovery. I’m a buyer of this share ahead of a Santa RallyThe shares I most recently purchased were in Diageo (LSE: DGE). They were understandably hit hard by the pandemic. Pubs and restaurants closed and they are big customers.However, Diageo has over 200 brands and sells around the world. The strength of many of the brands like Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, and Guinness you could argue — and I do – act as a moat for the business. The moat provides protection to the brands from competition, allowing Diageo to keep prices and margins up.It’s a big UK-based player in the global beverages industry. It can also buy growth as some of the big FTSE 100 companies do. This prevents it from becoming stale and means it can own exciting challenger brands.As a leader in its industry, I like investing in Diageo. It has scale, pricing power, the ability to buy faster growing brands, and to sell internationally.I’m confident adding to my holding in Diageo. As a long-term hold for me, it’s in my SIPP. Unless the performance of the business drastically worsens I see myself being a buyer of the shares for many years to come. But even more so now with the share price combining being cheap and having momentum. The stock market recovery is likely to have a very positive impact on Diageo’s share price. Image source: Getty Images. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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It may not feel like a good time to be buying shares when the stock market has crashed. But sometimes such events can present investors with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to profit from a stock market recovery.And well-known successful investors such as Warren Buffet often pursue strategies involving shopping for shares when the economic outlook is uncertain. That’s because uncertainty can lead to the stock market marking down valuations. And when that happens, shares sometimes under-value the intrinsic worth of the underlying business.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…How I’d play the stock market recoveryThose successful investors know that buying cheap shares with a margin of safety can lead to out-sized returns in the years that follow. The stock market can be irrational. At times, it under-values businesses and sometimes it over-values them. Buffett and others tend to buy shares that are under-valuing businesses and sell them when they’ve made a good return, or when the stock market is over-valuing the underlying business.But I wouldn’t buy just any old share that’s fallen a long way down in a stock market crash. I’d follow three simple steps to give myself the best chance of picking shares in strong businesses that have the best chance of recovering.Step one is to look for businesses with an economic advantage in their trading markets. And I reckon the best way to identify the potential for strong business economics is to examine quality indicators. So, I’d look for companies that have a track record of producing decent returns on capital and equity.I’d also look for high profit margins and a strong balance sheet. Indeed, low debts, or even a net cash pile, can point to a strong cash flow performance in a business.And I’d want to see evidence of consistent and growing profitable trading. So, I’d look for a multi-year record of generally rising revenue, earnings cash flow and shareholder dividend payments.If I can find all these quality indicators, there’s a fair chance I’m considering a business with strong economic advantage and moat-like defensive qualities that can fend off the competition. Further digging and consideration would likely prove or disprove the case.Looking for quality at fair pricesStep two is to buy cheap shares that are undervaluing quality businesses. And Buffett once said he looks for wonderful (read ‘quality’) businesses selling at a fair price rather than mediocre businesses selling cheap. Indeed, it’s true we rarely find quality enterprises in the bargain bin. But in a stock market crash, they can fall from being over-valued to being fairly valued by the stock market.And my third step towards making a million using this stock market recovery is to hold onto my cheap, quality shares for a long time. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Northampton and Englang Flanker, Tom WoodTHE BIGGEST compliment anyone can pay Tom Wood is that when Tom Croft returned from injury towards the end of the Six Nations, it was Wood and not the Leicester man who was picked for the Grand Slam decider against Ireland.Leaving Croft out of the England side even three months ago would have been unthinkable and especially for an uncapped Northampton flanker who was merely a twinkle in Martin Johnson’s eye until the start of this championship. Johnson doesn’t take the credit for Wood’s emergence, even if the two men share many of the same qualities, instead praising forwards coach John Wells for spotting him first.“We don’t get upset when we find international-quality players and I think we’ve found a couple this season. Tom is not from nowhere. Ever since I’ve been in this job Wellsy has been talking about Tom’s potential. These guys don’t come out of nowhere,” says Johnson.“Woody’s had a fantastic season. He’s a worker – he works incredibly hard and just wants to get better. He’s a tough guy who hasn’t been fazed by Test rugby. I said from the start that his character gave me a great indication he was going to be pretty good. He’s an instinctive and smart player who’s established himself in the team very quickly. He’s his own man. He’ll make his mind up on things and he won’t go with what he’s told because someone is his boss. He’s a good lad.”Being a “good lad” can often be underestimated in Test rugby and is one of the qualities Johnson continually refers to as he needs men who will fit into a 30-man squad, and who will this year be away from home together for most of July, August, September and October.Wood’s style couldn’t be more laid-back. When I meet him at England’s team base in Bagshot, he’s very relaxed in his team tracksuit and flip-flops. He makes you feel immediately at ease and it’s easy to see why he has impressed Johnson both on and off the field, the later achievement becoming more important.“It’s been brilliant,” Wood tells me before the defeat to Ireland, “and it has been remarkably easy to feel a part of the England squad. That is testament to the guys and the team – the whole management staff have made me comfortable and made it clear what my role is.“There are no egos in the England squad. Everyone is good mates and the players make you feel right at home; everyone looks after everyone very well. They have made me feel confident in my own ability and I’ve been encouraged to go out and do what I do.”Wood was thrown into the white-hot atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium at the start of the championship and grew from there. Even he would admit his first 20 minutes in Cardiff were quiet, but showing the mark of a good player he grew into his role at blindside and by the end of the game was acknowledged as one of England’s most impressive performers. “It was a very big deal when they said I was starting. I had to put aside all the emotional aspects of it and the pressure and concentrate on what I’ve been doing for Northampton.”Wood, who like the England manager spent time in his formative years playing in New Zealand, recognises Johnson’s description of him. “I can’t afford to be anything else apart from being down to earth and level-headed,” says Wood. “There’s a lot of media, a lot of hype around playing for England. I have to concentrate on the rugby, the thing I do best. It’s easy to get carried away with playing for England. “I have massive family support, which means I can get away from rugby and relax. I enjoy talking about something else now and again. It’s been strange for my mum to hear me on the radio and for my parents to be asked to do interviews for the local papers.“With England you have to get straight down to business. You have to be very matter-of-fact about the whole situation. You can’t be joking and having throw-away comments in the media. You’ve seen how France and Wales have done it against us, it has only spurred us on, fired us up – it doesn’t serve a purpose for your team. When personal attacks were made against the likes of Dylan (Hartley) in this championship it only brought us closer together.“Playing for England has been a big challenge but I’ve learnt so much to take into the rest of the season – it’s been a really positive learning curve. We’ve come out with a lot of credibility and I’m proud of that.”Wood’s emotional side did surface after the defeat in Ireland, which ended their hopes of a Grand Slam. “It pretty much felt like I’d had my heart ripped out because the Grand Slam was there for us and we just weren’t good enough,” he said in the bowels of the Aviva Stadium. “We didn’t come here for scars and lessons, we came here for a Grand Slam but we got it wrong and it’s a bitter pill to swallow.”It’s a pill, of course, that could benefit England in the future. But one thing’s for sure, when the trophies do arrive Tom Wood won’t be getting carried away with the plaudits and the gongs.This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Jul 18, 2017 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI [Anglican Communion News Service] As part of a united and co-ordinated response from members in dioceses across the United Kingdom, Mothers’ Union is planning to support families who were affected by the London tower block fire tragedy in June by offering holidays under the charity’s Away From It All (AFIA) scheme.Read the entire article here. Rector Knoxville, TN Tags Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Holiday offer from Mothers’ Union for families affected by London tower block blaze An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest
Western Massachusetts backpack ministry offers supplies, support for women released from jail By David PaulsenPosted Dec 5, 2019 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Advocacy Peace & Justice Featured Events This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Backpacks filled with supplies await distribution to women being released from prison, part of the “Love in a Backpack” ministry of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Photo: Diocese of Western Massachusetts, via video[Episcopal News Service] A small Episcopal congregation in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts is helping female prisoners adjust to life back in the community after their release with backpacks full of supplies and expressions of support.In three years, the “Love in a Backpack” ministry at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ashfield has assembled and distributed more than 100 backpacks for women released from the Franklin County jail in Greenfield and a women’s prison in Chicopee. Organizers and volunteers hope to expand the ministry in the future as they enlist other churches and community partners to join in the effort.Some of the women, after completing their sentences, are released with nothing to help them start rebuilding their lives, coordinator Mary Link told Episcopal News Service. The backpack “gives them something they can say is theirs,” though the personal connections sometimes are even more important than the physical items.“It helps them in that scary moment when they’re going back out, that somebody somewhere has faith in them,” Link said.St. John’s, with an average Sunday attendance just under 30, has long been active in organizing and supporting community ministries in Ashfield, a town of about 1,700 people. An initial grant from the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts allowed the church to hire Link part time three years ago to coordinate those efforts, which included a drive to collect soap and paper products for a food pantry and outreach to low-income single mothers who may feel isolated living in the hill towns of Western Massachusetts.The backpack ministry, meanwhile, continues to grow and flourish, with help this year from a $5,000 diocesan grant.The seed for the ministry was planted a few years back when senior warden Susan Todd learned of the struggles of prisoners re-entering society, sometimes needing to start from scratch obtaining basic supplies like toothpaste and shampoo. A group from St. John’s visited the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee to learn more.“Our understanding was there were more services for men when they got out than for women,” Link said. “That may be changing, but certainly we’re making a difference in that.”What started as an effort to assemble toiletry bags quickly grew to include a wide range of items, all stuffed into backpacks that could be easily taken home by the newly released women. Members of the congregation donate some of the items, and Link buys additional supplies as needed: personal care items, snacks, socks, a Bible, a stuffed animal or doll, poems, prayers, a journal and pens.Volunteers meet about three times a year to fill the packs for distribution, and “no two backpacks are ever the same exactly,” Link said.The congregation takes special interest in the “reading, writing and reflection” components, Link said, and each pack includes a personalized note – often written by a 90-year-old woman from the congregation who finds it hard to leave her home but enjoys contributing messages of hope and support to the backpacks’ recipients.“These are women who’ve had a lot of trauma in their lives, a lot of chaos, a lot of upheaval,” Sister Mary Quinn, a reentry coordinator at the Chicopee facility, said in a diocesan video about the backpack ministry. “A lot of them don’t have a safe place to go when they leave here. A lot of the women literally have nothing. So it’s a wonderful gift to them and blessing to them, but also for them to know that the community cares about them.”Jen Brzezinski, the caseworker at the Franklin County jail, echoed Quinn’s comments in an interview with the Greenfield Recorder for its recent story about the ministry.“There’s a huge need, and the women who receive one are so grateful,” Brzezinski said. “They don’t have a lot. They’re headed into the unknown, and that can be really scary.”Before the backpacks are given to the jails for distribution, they are blessed at Sunday Eucharist – a profound moment for the congregation at St. John’s, the Rev. Vicki Ix, vicar at St. John’s, told ENS by email.“Over time, we have been led deeper into the issues impacting women as they leave prison. Our eyes have been opened to the vulnerabilities of transition,” Ix said, adding that the congregation is planning a forum on the topic in March. “We hope each woman feels God’s love in a backpack, but equally important, we want to advocate for their place among us and for the systemic change needed to fully welcome them back.”In most cases, the congregation never hears from those who receive the packs, though sometimes the women write notes of thanks, saying it was helpful “knowing somebody cared,” Link said.Her goal in the coming year is to partner with enough businesses, schools, churches and other organizations to increase the ministry’s capacity so that it can fill about 80 backpacks a year, based on jail officials’ estimates for the number of women in greatest need of that assistance.“Love in a Backpack” is focused on the needs within the local community, but Link has a kit with information and a packing checklist that she distributes to churches and other organizations outside the immediate area to help them start their own backpack ministries.As coordinator, Link’s work typically ranges from three to 10 hours a week, depending on what needs to get done. She described it as a “retirement job,” and while she brings her own faith to the work as a Quaker, not as an Episcopalian, the cause is one she finds personally and spiritually fulfilling.“We’re all people of faith,” she said. “Even though I’m not an Episcopalian, it’s so wonderful to be able to work with other people of faith … doing things out of a sense of mission and faithfulness.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit a Press Release
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805565/hillhurst-laneway-house-studio-north Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/805565/hillhurst-laneway-house-studio-north Clipboard Canada Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio North+ 13Curated by María Francisca González Share Hillhurst Laneway House / Studio NorthSave this projectSaveHillhurst Laneway House / Studio North 2016 Houses Year: CopyHouses•Hillhurst, Canada Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily Hillhurst Laneway House / Studio North Manufacturers: James Hardie, Ply GemOther Participants:Andrew Choptiany, Zaven Titizian, Nathan MerrithewArchitect In Charge:Matthew Kennedy, Mark EricksonCity:HillhurstCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The Hillhurst laneway house was designed for a growing family that has lived in the same house for two generations. With a small child, aging parents and a busy lifestyle, adding a laneway house to their property is an ideal way to allow the family to grow. For less than buying a condo in the same community, building a laneway house is an affordable and more viable alternative for the grandparents who wish to age in place, live closer to their family, and maintain independence. For the young family, providing a laneway house for the grandparents will provide assistance with raising their child, and will give them peace of mind knowing that their in-laws are close by.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthThe laneway house is situated on a corner lot with an east facing porch that addresses the main street. The Laneway house frames an existing south facing garden, while the garage accommodates a rooftop garden accessible from the loft. To the north of the laneway house, a shared courtyard allows room for family gatherings and activities.Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthThe living space is kept on the main floor in order to eliminate the need for stairs, ensuring accessibility for the grandparents as they age. The linear layout has a central service core that separates public (living, kitchen and dining) and private (bedroom) spaces, and keeps all the utilities consolidated (electrical, plumbing, heating). There is a small loft space above the service core, where extra headspace is made available through the use of dormer windows. The roof is vaulted which allows for natural light from the dormers to flood into the main floor kitchen and living space. Save this picture!Courtesy of Studio NorthProject gallerySee allShow lessUpside-Down House / Inbetween ArchitectureSelected ProjectsNordic Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale to Explore Nature’s Relationship to the …Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeStudio NorthOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHillhurstCanadaPublished on March 16, 2018Cite: “Hillhurst Laneway House / Studio North” 16 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
India Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jaquar, Asian Paints, Control 4, Luna Wood, Nolte, Trimble Navigation Architects: A+T Associates Area Area of this architecture project 02, The Hidden House / A+T Associates Landscape: Houses Year: Lead Architects: CopyHouses•Vadodara, India Green leaf “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944234/02-the-hidden-house-a-plus-t-associates Clipboard 2020 Photographs: Tejas Shah Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs CopyAbout this officeA+T AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVadodaraIndiaPublished on July 26, 2020Cite: “02, The Hidden House / A+T Associates” 26 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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. 39 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Management Recruitment / people New chief executive at the Army Benevolent Fund He added: “as well as offering an events schedule that is attractive to the wider public, we will be making the most of the potential income from several other enterprises too. We want to ensure the selection of products we offer both online and via our catalogue are exactly what our customers want – we want to be who the Army family and the general public turn to for quality good value gifts and entertainment.” Howard Lake | 16 December 2003 | News Major General Sir Evelyn Webb-Carter KCVO, OBE has been appointed as the new Controller of the Fund at the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF), the Army’s national charity.Sir Evelyn has served for 37 years in the Army and comes from a long family of soldiers. His last job in the Army was The Major General Commanding the Household Division, where he was involved with planning many national ceremonies including the Queen Mother’s 100th birthday celebrations. This experience should prove very useful, particularly during the Fund’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2004. Sir Evelyn said: “Next year we are planning a spectacular event at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst in July. We’ve called it ‘Music on Fire’ and it will be the biggest electronically choreographed display of fireworks and projections since the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations at Buckingham Palace.” Advertisement