House C / fala

first_img Year:  Projects Portugal Project Team:Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Siogo Paixão, Rute Peixoto, Paulo SousaMain Contractor::Casr ldaCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of falaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPlasticsLamitechCompact plastic laminateMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. A cheeky young house in a grumpy old world. In a long-lasting and adventurous journey, once again, a local type is disturbed and disobeyed.Save this picture!Courtesy of falaSave this picture!DiagramThe project exists in a tall white void culminating in a sleek curved ceiling. A staircase is divided between taking one upstairs or framing a lengthy wall of cabinets concealing a kitchen, a small bathroom, and plenty of much-desired storage. Downstairs, a chocolate flavoured column claims its territory; above, detaching from the gable roof, different forms grant the upper-level geometrical desires.Save this picture!Courtesy of falaThe stack of irregular spaces is framed within two facades, both modest and restrained, yet persistently optimistic. The front one radiates with its uniform dark blue tiles. The back one is a stubborn exercise of proportions and divisions: two concrete slabs intersect two square windows and two panels of white marble. A sizeable rectangle of black stone is forced on top since one should never be too serious.Save this picture!Courtesy of falaProject gallerySee allShow lessGfell Hotel / noa* network of architectureSelected ProjectsIntroducing Geberit ONE System for Smart BathroomsArticles Share Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House C / falaSave this projectSaveHouse C / falaSave this picture!Courtesy of fala+ 8Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” Houses 2020 House C / fala CopyHouses•Porto, Portugal ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: fala Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958284/house-c-fala Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958284/house-c-fala Clipboard CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPortoOn FacebookPortugalPublished on March 10, 2021Cite: “House C / fala” 10 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Direct dialogue fundraising sign-ups increase by 16%, says PFRA

first_img  47 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Direct dialogue fundraising sign-ups increase by 16%, says PFRA 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. Howard Lake | 22 June 2009 | News The AGM will be followed by the PFRA’s first parliamentary reception, hosted in the House of Commons by Martin Horwood MP (LD, Cheltenham) who has been a supportive correspondent of the PFRA since during the passage of the Charities Bill.The purpose of the reception is to introduce the PFRA and senior fundraisers to key parliamentarians, in the context of the anticipated implementation of the Charities Act during 2010.Aldridge said: “There is now a solid 10-year record of success here in the UK which charities can build on. In the teeth of a recession people still want to give, and give effectively, person to person. Nothing can replace the human touch and we hope to make that point clearly, even within the grandeur of Westminster.”www.pfra.org.ukcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) reports that charities secured 681,000 new donors using face-to-face (F2F) and door-to-door (D2D) fundraising methods during the 2008/09 financial year. This is an increase of 16% compared to the previous year, despite the impact of the recession.The figures will be presented to delegates to the PFRA’s AGM on 24 June. PFRA chief executive Mick Aldridge will tell delegates that this figure an estimated pledge value of at least £70 million, based on the average gift value including Gift Aid for 2006 (£8.30 per month), as revealed in the PFRA Attrition Survey 2008 (June 2008).Delegates will also hear details of PFRA’s activities in promoting, protecting, and extending F2F activity over the past year, including a growth in the network of PFRA-managed location access diaries, and outreach work with key organisations such as the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Trading Standards Institute. Advertisement Tagged with: door to door fundraising face-to-face Individual giving PFRA recessionlast_img read more

Guest experts confirmed for Fundraising Camp Chichester

first_img Fundraising Camp Chichester this month has attracted a number of guest experts to help ensure that the wide-ranging fundraising discussions can benefit from experience and expertise.Fundraising Camp Chichester returns to the Bognor Regis campus of the University of Chichester on 24 March, one year on from its first outing there.The one-day event is unlike other one-day conferences for fundraisers, in that there are no set topics or speakers. The fundraisers who come to the day do so with the expectation that they can propose topics of discussion that matter to them. The day is then divided into a whole series of practical 30 minute sessions focusing on fundraising ideas, opportunities and challenges.Guest expertsFrom the beginning of the Fundraising Camp series, a range of guest experts have been invited to ensure that the event has a range of experienced fundraisers, grantmakers, donors or business people able to contribute their insight to these conversations.At Fundraising Camp Chichester, these guests include:Darran Fawcett joined Thomas Eggar in 1990 and as trust manager is responsible for the administration, accounting and taxation of approximately 1,000 trusts. As a result, whilst not a trustee, he has gained an insight into how trustees consider appeal applications and the information that is useful to enable trustees to make a decision. Darran is also treasurer for the Sussex branch of STEP. (find out more about Darren here ).Adelle Scott is Head of Communications & Fundraising at The Body Shop Foundation, responsible for strategically developing and implementing the fundraising and communication strategies and activities. The Body Shop Foundation is funded through the sale of a charity product sold globally in the stores of The Body Shop and through various Foundation run fundraising activities. This allows the Foundation to run three different grants programmes – addressing issues on animal protection, human rights and environmental protection around the world.Juliet Stallard is Head of Fundraising and Marketing at The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, and Freelance Fundraiser. From ‘shop floor’ through to senior management roles, Juliet holds a successful fundraising track record with over 13 years’ experience in the Third Sector. A fully certified member of the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) with Diploma; MInstF(Dip), Juliet now aspires to share experiences and knowledge with charities who need support and guidance with fundraising and strategic development.Free feedback on ‘case for support’ documentsJuliet is proposing to run a session at Fundraising Camp in which she will examine and share advice on charities’ ‘case for support’ documents. If you would like to have her share her advice on your charity’s case for support, do contact her before the event. She will provide feedback on up to three documents at the event.Fundraising Camp Chichester takes place with support from the University of Chichester and Blackbaud on 24 March 2015 from 09.30 – 4pm. It is open to all kinds of charities and organisations, but proves particular popular with smaller and medium-sized organisations. Tickets are still available.It takes place at The Dome, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis Campus. Advertisement  124 total views,  2 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  123 total views,  1 views today Guest experts confirmed for Fundraising Camp Chichestercenter_img Howard Lake | 12 March 2015 | News Tagged with: Fundraising Camp Training 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

Broadcast licence blackmail and disturbing increase in violence

first_img BulgariaEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Receive email alerts February 11, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria March 10, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information to go further February 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Broadcast licence blackmail and disturbing increase in violencecenter_img Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom News Reporters Without Borders is disturbed by renewed cases of threats and physical violence against Bulgarian journalists in the past few days. An assault on TV reporter Dimitar Varbanov on 10 February and a police spokesman’s threats against news agency reporter Ivan Yanev in the city of Stara Zagora on 8 February show that a climate of intimidation continues.These incidents and major irregularities in the handling of Radio K2’s application for an official broadcasting licence suggest that the new government’s promises of reform have not yet begun to materialise. The Communications Regulation Commission’s refusal to approve the license obtained by Radio K2 has been referred to the Supreme Administrative Court.“We had been hoping for clear signals from the new government and a determined policy on press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Death threats by a police spokesman against a journalist are as unacceptable as the authorities’ failure to firmly condemn murders of journalists. Georgi Stoev’s murder and the attempted murder of Ognyan Stefanov in 2008 showed that such threats must be taken seriously in Bulgaria.“The irregularities and blackmail attempts that often mark the issuing of broadcasting licences are intolerable in a European Union member country. It is time the Communications Regulation Commission disregarded political considerations. The rules for allocating licences need to be clarified and implemented.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We urge the government and regulatory authorities to actively guarantee Radio K2’s intellectual, commercial and administrative ownership of its licence. Bulgaria has few independent radio stations and Radio K2’s disappearance would be a blow to independent news coverage.” Reached by telephone, the staff of Radio K2 told Reporters Without Borders they have initiated an appeal. “We filed our petition today before the Supreme Administrative Court’s five judges, who have 30 days to issue a ruling,” a member of the staff said. “We are under a lot of pressure. It seems our audience interests many people, who clearly want to control the licence or want our commitment to give them favourable coverage. We hope the judges confirm that we are the owners of the licence, which we acquired in December.”Varbanov, a reporter for Gospodari na Efira (Masters of the Antenna), a current affairs programme on privately-owned BTV, was attacked with a hammer by real estate entrepreneur Kristo Chapanov on 10 February in the northern city of Veliko Tarnovo, where Varbanov was investigating fraudulent real estate transactions. The attack took place when Varbanov went with a TV crew to an apartment complex where buyers have been unable to obtain title to the apartments they bought. He was rushed to a hospital with multiple contusions while the police arrested Chapanov.Cases of harassment and physical attacks on the press are on the rise again, especially in regions that have been badly hit by the economic crisis, while corruption in the real estate market is now a hot topic in Bulgaria. It falls to the authorities to combat the corruption but investigative coverage of the problem by the media should also be encouraged and protected.Yanev, who is a reporter for the BGNES news agency, was threatened by Yonka Georgieva, the regional police spokesman in the central city of Stara Zagora, while trying to cover a policeman’s murder in the nearby village of Enina, where he was one of the first people on the scene although he is now banned from going back.“How dare you report this before the police has given the official version,” Georgieva told him. “You are dead. Do you understand? You are already dead!”The head of BGNES, Lyubcho Neshkov, told Reporters Without Borders: “Ever since the threats were made against our correspondent, the interior minister has been repeating in the media that it was ridiculous to believe that a man who weighed only 50 kilos (the police spokesman) could threaten anyone. He nonetheless refuses to get back to us although we have had our phone number passed to him several times. We have asked him, so far without success, to take a clear position on the threats made by a member of his staff.”Lyubcho Neshkov added: “Mr. Georgieva has for several days been waging a campaign of denigration against BGNES, accusing it of sensationalism and profiting from this policeman’s death. Nothing is farther from the truth. Ivan contacted the spokesman before going to the murder scene. We have not been given any other information. Since this altercation, we have not been able to go to any crime scenes and we have not had access to information.” RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive BulgariaEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Newslast_img read more

Fannie Mae: Less Affordability Amid Steady Growth In 2016

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Economic Outlook Fannie Mae Housing Affordability Housing Outlook January 14, 2016 3,380 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Score One Victory for U.S. Bank Next: Counsel’s Corner: Updated HMDA Creates Concerns Over Privacy, Increased Costs Following up the exuberant growth of 2015’s housing market would be a tough act if anyone expected it could be followed. Most forecasts for 2016 come to the same conclusions as those of the National Association of Realtors‒‒optimistic about steady growth, but tempered with an understanding that growth will be more modest this year.As Fannie Mae sees it, the year ahead will be less like a person in love and more like one in a satisfying long term relationship. Growth in the U.S. housing market will continue for its seventh straight year, but there will be bills to pay.In the housing market’s case, those bills will come in the form of affordability, which Fannie Mae says will shrink, especially in the lower-end of the market, where strong home price gains still outpace household income growth.Fannie Mae’s  Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group expects consumer spending to underpin economic growth this year, as it did in 2015, and for residential investment and government spending to help drive growth, despite some drag from net exports.Overall, the ESR Group expects the economy to grow 2.2 percent and the pace of improvement in total home sales should be about 4 percent in 2016.“We ended 2015 with a positive jobs report, an annual record high for auto sales, and the housing market poised to be the strongest since 2007,” said Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae’s chief economist. However, he said, “despite our expectation of only a small rise in mortgage rates, home price and income dynamics should inhibit home purchase affordability.”Overall, the housing market and its place in the economy will not be without its obstacles. Duncan cited China’s deteriorating economic activity, a stronger dollar, geopolitical turmoil, and uncertainty about monetary policy as lingering risks to the rosy outlook for the year ahead.“We ended 2015 with a positive jobs report, an annual record high for auto sales, and the housing market poised to be the strongest since 2007.”Doug Duncan, Chief Economist, Fannie MaeEd Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute in Dallas, cautioned against oversimplifying the economic picture, particularly in light of mounting debts and tighter job markets among younger adults.“The housing sector of the economy, in particular, needs to be re-evaluated,” Delgado said. “Although the housing market made strides this past year, the homeownership rate now stands at the lowest level in 48 years, millennials are saddled with $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, and job prospects for recent grads are bleak. As such, President Obama’s efforts on the housing front cannot be counted as a victory. There now exist barriers of entry for homeownership among first-time homebuyers, millennials, and minorities.”In light of the Fed’s first rate hike since 2006‒‒which Fannie Mae expects to see hit 4.2 percent by year’s end‒‒Duncan said that single-family starts should accelerate to 17 percent this year. But only, he said, “if easing housing supply shortages and a continued strong pace of household formation pan out.”Editor’s note: The Five Star Institute is the parent company of DS News and DSNews.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / Fannie Mae: Less Affordability Amid Steady Growth In 2016 Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe About Author: Scott Morgan Fannie Mae: Less Affordability Amid Steady Growth In 2016 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Economic Outlook Fannie Mae Housing Affordability Housing Outlook 2016-01-14 Scott Morgan Share Save  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Jazz set records for 3s in 132-110 rout of Hornets

first_imgFebruary 23, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jazz set records for 3s in 132-110 rout of Hornets Associated Press Tags: 3-Pointers/NBA/Utah Jazz Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 23 points and eight assists as the Utah Jazz enjoyed a record-breaking performance from long range in a 132-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.Utah set a franchise mark for 3-pointers with 28, including 19 off the bench — the most by any team’s backups in NBA history, according to STATS.Joe Ingles and Georges Niang led the way, making a career-high seven 3s apiece. Each player finished with 21 points. Jordan Clarkson added 20.Charlotte gave up 54 total 3-pointers in two games against Utah this season. Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball scored 21 points apiece to lead the Hornets. Malik Monk added 20.last_img read more

India’s first Scorpene-class submarine starts sea trials

first_img May 3, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today India’s first Scorpene-class submarine starts sea trials India’s first Scorpene-class submarine starts sea trials Indian Navy’s first Scorpene-class submarine, INS Kalvari, went to sea for the first time on May 1.The submarine sailed out under her own propulsion for the first sea trial, off the Mumbai coast and during the sortie, completed a number of preliminary tests on the propulsion system, auxiliary equipment and systems, navigation aids, communication equipment and steering gear.The submarine subsequently returned to harbor in the evening.During the next few months, the submarine will undergo a number of sea trials, including surface trials, diving trials, weapon trials and noise trials among others.Thereafter she is expected to be commissioned into the Indian Navy as INS Kalvari later this year.Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd Mumbai (MDL), supported by the French company DCNS through a ‘transfer of technology’ agreement, is building six Scorpene-class submarines for the Indian Navy.The submarine was undocked on pontoon on April 6, 2015 and launched at the Naval Dockyard on Oct 28, 2015 and thereafter brought back to MDL for completion of the basin trials and harbor acceptance trials phase. View post tag: MDL View post tag: INS Kalvaricenter_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: DCNS View post tag: Indian Navylast_img read more

Oxford accepts fewer state school pupils than five years ago

first_imgState school pupils were less likely to be accepted into Oxford University in 2015 than they were five years ago, new figures reveal.Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that 55.7% of Oxford’s 2015/16 intake were from state schools, compared to 57.7% in 2010.This comes as other UK universities have a smaller privately educated intake over the same period, meaning Oxford has the smallest proportion of pupils from state schools in mainstream universities.In contrast, figures show that the proportion of students accepted from state schools at Cambridge rose from 54% to 62% in the last decade. Cambridge now has more state educated pupils than Bristol, Durham and St Andrews.Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, an educational charity promoting social mobility, said the figures provide “further worrying evidence of the substantial access gaps that still exist at our universities, especially at our top universities.”Universities minister Jo Johnson said the statistics show that “there is more to do at some universities, where there are still too few students progressing from the most disadvantaged backgrounds.”Dr Samina Khan, Oxford University’s Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, insisted that the university was working to increase its intake from under-represented backgrounds.“We are constantly working to increase our intake of students with academic potential from under-represented backgrounds,” Dr Khan said.“Figures released last month by UCAS show that our offer rates for students from low-participation areas are outperforming the rates that would be expected given predicted grades and subject choice.”“Having made more than 59% of our offers to state-educated applicants for 2016 entry, we are also expecting to retain this increase in 2017. However, we are aware that there is still progress to be made, and we will continue to work hard to encourage more successful applications from under-represented groups.”The figures on a national level show the highest level of state educated pupils studying at universities, with 89.9% of young, full-time undergraduates coming from state schools, up from 88.9% five years ago.last_img read more

IT’S TIME TO CHILL ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

first_imgBy Susan Stamper BrownGlobal warming activists won’t be satisfied until the Earth freezes over and nothing survives.They relentlessly use obnoxious pictures of polar bears floating on melting sea ice to guilt people into believing we’re to blame. They chose the wrong animal as their “poster child.” Polar bears aren’t cuddly little snowballs who sip on colas all day and use a hunting rifle to compassionately put their prey out of misery when it’s snack time. Instead, polar bears use ambush tactics and sharp claws and teeth to feast on cute little seals they sometimes eat alive while kicking and screaming. They also snack on whales activists claim they want to save.Watching former Vice President Al Gore waddle his way around Trump Tower the other day reminded me about how long this guilting’s been going on. For decades now, we’ve been told that computer models predict that a catastrophic ice-free Arctic Ocean is around the bend. In 2009, Gore said some computer models suggest “there is a 75 percent chance that the entire North Polar ice cap during some of the summer months could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”Umm, didn’t happen. It seems the computer models were 75 percent incorrect. Maybe they were the same ones used to predict Brexit and the 2016 presidential election. Whatever the case, we’re told it’s “settled science.” I thought scientists were skeptics who settled on the idea that true science is never settled.Sure, the U.S. ended November on a warm note, but the crazy-cold minus 40 degrees weather my state just sent south will surely make this month a December to remember. You’re welcome.About now, a little global warming sounds nice as I dream of white sandy beaches, not the white Christmas outside my window.Alarmists practically lose their minds when it warms in Alaska like it did this summer, but it wasn’t bikini weather, considering in June, the Coast Guard had to rescue some walrus hunters from their skiff stuck in sea ice. Thankfully, it warmed enough to make the early June king salmon run one of the best runs in years, which, in turn, helped the bears.Researchers say the two very cold and wet years of 2008 through 2010 messed up salmon runs and berry season, causing a decline in Kodiak Brown bears. This year was better. The Juneau Empire reports the bear cub population increased because warmer temperatures gave bears the blessing of early and abundant salmon runs and berry crops.The warmth helped our declining caribou population. Predation rates rise when caribou make it to spring looking like a bag of bones because their food source is scarce. Alarmists freak out over longer summers and shorter winters which give caribou extra time for easier eating. Biologists say the caribou they examined this fall looked fatter and healthier than previous years and calves were the heaviest they’ve been in the eight years they’ve been weighing them, which gives them a better chance of survival this winter, which is trending colder.Oh, about those polar bears. An intriguing article, “The truth about polar bears,” in Canadian Geographic says there’s been a “slow but steady increase” in the polar bear population since the 1970s. It says some thriving polar bears “have experienced ice-free summers for thousands of years” while others deal with “pack ice so thick that it’s often impossible” to hunt seals, so warming “could potentially make hunting easier.” In Davis Strait, where sea ice is “declining dramatically,” the polar bear population “is an eye-popping 233 percent bigger” than 40 years ago.So, what gives?What if man has no control over what happens on the planet but the God who created it does? I believe he’s the one that causes occasional warming to help his animals survive. Maybe it’s time for alarmists to chill, stop guilting and trust God more.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Higgidy names former Charlie Bigham’s director as CEO

first_imgSource: HiggidyHiggidy has appointed former Charlie Bigham’s commercial director Rachel Kelley as CEO.Kelley (pictured) will take the reins from March as current CEO Mark Campbell steps up to chair the board.Co-founder James Footit will step back from his day-to-day responsibilities but will retain a position on the board, Higgidy said. Founder Camilla Stephens will continue in her role supporting the executive leadership team with the development of the Higgidy brand food offer, which currently comprises 58 products.Kelley joins having spent 17 years at Mars, five years as commercial director at premium ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s and three years establishing the Little Freddie baby food brand in the UK.In her new role, she will be focussing on implementing Higgidy’s three-year strategy to ‘propel the brand into its next chapter of growth’, following 28.5% growth in the last year.“With such a strong team and brand positioning, delivering market-leading growth off a really strong operational base, it feels the right time to transition the day-to-day leadership of the business,” said Campbell. “We’ve never felt more confident about the future potential of the business and we’ve no doubt that Rachel will bring fresh experience and expertise, while her personal style and character clearly resonates with our Higgidy values.”Kelley added: “The Higgidy team have laid down such strong foundations and I’m really excited to be coming in to lead such a special brand and team into this next important phase.”The move comes after Samworth Brothers, which owns Ginsters, increased its stake in Higgidy to become a major shareholder.“We’ve always been focussed on the long-term success of the business and the involvement of Samworth Brothers has been a great boost to that,” added Stephens.Higgidy was founded in 2008 and has subsequently grown to be a £42m brand with a range of premium quiches, tortillas and sausage rolls which are mostly produced in its Shoreham-by-Sea site in West Sussex. Vegetarian lines make up 70% of Higgidy’s sales.last_img read more