More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com Entertainment One hopes for Peppa Pig boost whatsapp Share ENTERTAINMENT One, which owns the rights to the Twilight movies, said yesterday it cut its losses in the last six months of the year. The firm’s reported loss before tax fell to £2.5m – down from £7.9m – and included £1.8m of one-time costs associated with the company’s move to the main market in London.The firm, which recently announced the export of its smash-hit children’s animation Peppa Pig to the US, saw its revenues rise 30 per cent to £212m.Chief executive Darren Throop told City A.M. he is planning to roll out the firm’s UK production operations in its TV division through inorganic growth.Entertainment One is also hoping Peppa Pig can emulate its UK success when it hits the US next year.It has made around £150m in the UK and some analysts are speculating it could rake in as much as £700m in the US. Throop added: “The second half has started well. We anticipate the business will continue to deliver good growth and are confident market expectations will be met.” The Toronto-based firm is also Canada’s largest wholesaler of DVDs, CDs and video games. KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthCompressaWhy Physical Therapists Are Recommending This Knee SleeveCompressamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Wednesday 17 November 2010 8:29 pm Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL
China is yet to dent US in busy mining M&A market KCS-content THE DOMINANCE of the US and Canada in the mining M&A market is not yet being challenged by Chinese competitors, according to figures out yesterday. Just six per cent of buyers were based in China during 2010, PwC said in a report, though the number of acquirers from Asia has jumped from less than 10 per cent to 21 per cent in the last decade.Around 49 per cent of all global mining deals in 2010 involved at least one Canadian or American buyer, PwC said. The findings suggest a return to the frenetic pace of mining M&A last seen in 2007, with 1,324 global deals worth $104bn (£63.7bn) this financial year. Escalating commodity prices pushed by a continued lack of supply are being credited for the number of acquisitions in 2010, particularly for gold miners, which made up around a third of all deals. More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 2 March 2011 7:53 pm Share Tags: NULL
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RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the half year.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2016 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.
Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited (DTK.ke) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDiamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services and insurance group providing products and services to clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi. The company offers a diverse range of products for transactional banking as well as a full service offering for mortgages, asset financing and an insurance premium finance facility. Its treasury services include spot and forward foreign exchange transactions, cross currency swaps and deals, fixed income securities, corporate bonds, fixed income securities, structured treasury products and money market products. Its trade finance services include letters of credit, documentary and clean collections, negotiation of export bills, suppliers credit financing and bank guarantees. Formerly known as Diamond Trust of Kenya, the company changed its name to Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited in 1997. Its head office is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
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The Six Nations must embrace reformJuly saw the Rugby Football Union dousing cold water on speculation that the Six Nations could be moved from its existing place in the calendar. The reasons for this are understandable, as existing broadcast deals favour a section of the sporting year where there is little competition. However, the short term commercial deals in place mustn’t be allowed to stall the long term interests of northern hemisphere rugby. There’s not a sport in the world which cannibalises its club and test game like northern hemisphere rugby. It is no coincidence that the Southern Hemisphere test teams have dominated union when you consider that their club and international seasons have so little overlap.Reigning champs: England won the Grand Slam in March but calendar changes have been mootedBarring a short break, when the Southern Hemisphere test teams host the northern hemisphere’s ‘summer tours’, they play Super Rugby, then they play test rugby – the players who don’t make the test grade then play in domestic competitions. Whereas the northern hemisphere players are forced to exist in an environment which is tantamount to sporting tapas – where players are constantly switching between club and country – doing neither justice long-term. Nudging the Six Nations to early April and bringing the club season forward into the gap left by the Six Nations, would revolutionise northern hemisphere rugby. Arguably the most important decision since Webb Ellis picked the ball up in the first place.Sam Cane has got a problem on his handsSam Cane is the heir apparent to Richie McCaw. New Zealand rugby had pencilled Sam Cane in for the All Blacks’ seven shirt many seasons ago. He was first selected in the All Blacks at the age of 20 and has already captained the greatest team in the sport. It’s almost as if Sam Cane was anointed to be the next Kiwi openside from the moment Mrs Cane asked Mr Cane if he fancied an early night. However, Sam Cane’s succession has recently reached a major bump in the road in the form of Ardie Savea.Runaway: Ardie Savea’s form for the Hurricanes has been world-classSavea’s performances in July, as they have been all season, were awesome. His 80 minutes in the Super Rugby semi-final was one of the top performances from any openside, anywhere in the world this year – Savea carried 80 metres and beat six defenders. But don’t let those numbers lead you to believing that Savea is a showpony – he’s every inch a mangled warhorse. Alongside his impressive attacking display against the Chiefs he also made 19 tackles and dominated the deck – a deck which also had the heir apparent, Sam Cane, scurrying around on hit. Sam Cane already has 34 test caps, but the next few won’t be the ‘walk-in’ that many expected.You DON’T need to earn the right to go wide‘Earning the right to go wide’ is one of the most common of rugby’s modern lexicon – so much so that it is rumoured to be the next of Melania Trump’s plagiarism targets. The problem is that the statement is no longer based on fact. That isn’t quite true. It is still true of the northern hemisphere where direct running, and an obsession with contact means that overlaps have to be earned at the end of multiple attritional phases; but not in the southern hemisphere. The Hurricanes, Lions, Chiefs and Highlanders go wide whenever they want, from wherever they want. Thrill seekers: Super Rugby speedsters haven’t had to ‘earn’ the right to go wide TAGS: Wasps It is no secret that the Pro 12 is the weakest of the major European Leagues. You don’t even need to dig into the Pro 12 teams’ recent records in European competition to see that. A mere perusal of this summer’s transfer market will show you that the Pro 12 is the ‘own brand’ league when compared to the Fortnum & Masons which are the Top 14 and Aviva Premiership. However, whilst the current situation in which the Pro 12 finds itself is not exactly ideal, the responses to any options which are aimed at improving the predicament have been equally depressing. July saw derision aimed at the bringing in of teams from the USA.Feelgood: Connacht winning the Pro12 was a wonderful story but negativity prevailsMany argued that the inability to travel to away fixtures, in the USA, is unacceptable. But supporters of the Pro 12 would be wise to leave this myopic view of the league behind. TV revenue is the most important income stream in rugby. A club can sell as many shirts, pasties, season tickets, beer and fill as many ‘away buses’ as it likes; but it won’t make a dent in the financial resources required to make the league competitive again. The Pro 12 are looking at radical solutions because radical solutions are required; an understanding of that is what’s required from Pro 12 supporters and its wider stakeholders. Wide man: Elton Jantjes is one of many players redefining offensive parametersThey have squads of players who don’t rely on straight running lines and instead have skillsets that can be launched equally as well during the first phase as during the 22nd phase. A rugby ethos where backs like Beauden Barratt, Damien McKenzie, Elton Jantjes, Ben Smith, Aaron Smith, Lima Sapoaga and Faf de Klerk fuse with skilful forwards like Ardie Savea and Daniel Pryor – the result is next gen rugby. The Chiefs made 18 line breaks in their Super Rugby quarter final against the Stormers – you simply can’t make 18 lines breaks by waiting for the ‘right’ to go wide.Wasps – the Fantasy backlineWe’re all partial to a rugby management simulation, or fantasy league, where we get to live out our rugby dream – the heady desire of assembling a backline of near impossible speed and skill. Well, as July showed, Dai Young is doing it for real. He doesn’t have to log into his account and download a fantasy rugby app, he merely walks into Wasps HQ.Great entertainers: Christian Wade will be joined by Messrs Beale, Cipriani and EastmondNext season Young will have Kurtley Beale, Danny Cipriani, Elliot Daly, Kyle Eastmond, Joe Simpson, Christian Wade, and Frank Halai. A backline with as much speed, lateral movement, and unpredictability as the name of the club would suggest. Some will point to the potential lack of prowess in the Wasps pack for next season; and they may be right. However, as a backline, to find more perfect wasps next season you’ll have to head to the National History Museum.The Pro 12 needs positivity. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It maybe the off-season but there’s still plenty to debate including the Six Nations calendar, the maligned Pro12, Super Rugby and the irresistible rise of Ardie Savea
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here By Dr. Sanam HafeezDid you know that anxiety issues are the most common mental health disorders in children? There are an estimated 18 million children and teens who suffer from anxiety. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 25 percent of teenagers have issues of anxiety.Dr. Sanam HafeezSchool Psychologist Dr. Sanam Hafeez offers the following tips for parents to help ease back-to-school anxiety for their kids.Start EarlyOver the summer, most families take their cues from the sun and stay up later. While it may be tempting to keep the late-night fun going up until the end, starting your school routine a few weeks early can help ease the transition back to school. Starting two to three weeks before the advent of school, begin going to bed and getting up close to when you need to for school, and try to eat on a more regular schedule as well. This advice isn’t just for little kids — teens and adults need quality sleep for proper functioning as well, and getting your schedule straight now will help ensure that you all start the school year off more prepared and don’t feel as much anxiety over the advent of that first day.Give your child a preview Talk to your child about what they’re going to be doing in the upcoming school year. If your child is starting school for the first time, see if there’s a kindergarten orientation or a way to meet their teacher before school begins. Whether they’re starting a new elementary school or going back to the same one, go explore it with your child. Review where their class will be, visit the cafeteria, the library or the art room. Take them to the playground (with a friend who’ll be going to their school, if possible) to help them get adjusted and feel comfortable at the school. Give your child a “preview” of the new faces and places they’ll be seeing. This can help to “right size” the school in your child’s mind and take the fear and mystery out of it.Shopping together for school supplies Shopping together for school supplies, and using the shopping trip as a time to talk about what to expect at school, can be a healthy way to keep a child talking. Parents should also try to connect their child with future classmates. “If a child knows someone who is going to be in the same classroom, that can greatly reduce their apprehension and fear of the unknown,” says Dr. Hafeez.Facilitate friendships.Help prepare kids for school-year socializing by arranging a couple of playdates with classmates and reminding them that they’ll be seeing their familiar school friends again soon.Talk up the positivesField trips, old friends, new classes, sporting events, after-school activities. There’s plenty to get fired up about! Remind your child and the enthusiasm will be contagious.Sick of School-Literally Nervousness over heading back to class can make kids feel sick. They may complain of stomachaches, headaches, nausea and dizziness, especially on Sunday evenings after feeling well all weekend. If you observe potential symptoms of stress as the start of school approaches, Dr. Hafeez suggests having a candid conversation with your child. “Don’t just accept ‘fine’ if you ask your child, ‘How are you?’ or, ‘How was your day?’ Ask questions that can’t be answered ‘yes or no,’ like, ‘How do you feel about going back to school?’ Then, let them talk, and don’t try to fix what they say.”When anxiety about school “masks” something elseKids of any age who don’t want to go to school, or avoid it, may be doing so because of a specific issue beyond general anxiety, worry or depression, notes Dr. Hafeez. “Children who are bullied or teased often become anxious about going to school, and if the problem is not addressed, the anxiety will continue along with a host of other problems,” she says. “Similarly, children who are avoiding school may be doing so because school is hard for them — school anxiety many times emerges just before a child is diagnosed with a learning difficulty.”Sanam Hafeez Psy.D is a New York State Licensed Neuropsychologist and School Psychologist Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I’ve got back to school anxiety and I am not even heading back to school! LOL! Reply Mama Mia Previous articleSummer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 8Next articleCan Delays in Diagnosing Dementia Put Seniors at Risk? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 August 16, 2016 at 5:57 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter May 19, 2018 at 5:21 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCookies and Milk with a CopMcDonald’sNorth Orange County Library Previous articleGubernatorial candidate spends a day on the job at South Apopka’s Arbor Bend DevelopmentNext articleDoes hurricane season have you worried? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This morning take your children/grandchildren to the North Orange Library in Apopka to meet Apopka police officers for cookies and milk and stories read by an APD officer. This is a time for children to interact with local police officers in a fun and informative way. Sponsored by North Orange Library, Apopka Police Department, and Apopka McDonald’s on Main Street.The North Orange County Branch Library is at 1211 East Semoran Boulevard in Apopka.The Cookies and Milk with a Cop is an initiative started by Officer Andrew Raphael of the Winter Garden Police Department last year. The goal is to bring kids and Cops together in a fun and non-traditional environment that builds trust and makes friends.Cookies and Milk with a Cop is a joint venture between the Apopka Police Department, the Apopka Main Street McDonald’s restaurant and the North Orange Branch Library in Apopka.The APD provides a police officer for reading to the children.McDonald’s provides the cookies and milk.The Apopka Library provides a comfortable setting for the event.The events are held at 11 AM on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please enter your comment! 5 COMMENTS Mama Mia May 19, 2018 at 10:28 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate May 19, 2018 at 7:45 am The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 May 19, 2018 at 8:18 am May 19, 2018 at 8:13 am Megan’s wedding dress was not quite what I expected. A little too “plain” for my taste, but she picked out what she wanted. Sleek, was the word, the fashion experts stated. Megan’s mother’s outfit looked nice, and she seemed so emotional. Prince Charles looks like time is not on his side…lol He has really aged! One thing about it, Prince Charles and Camilla definitely look so right and suited for each other. I will always be wowed, the most, by the memory of seeing Princess Diana getting married and her beautiful gorgeous wedding gown with that absolutely glowing tiara she wore. The minister wasn’t “wild” in his sermon, today, as they had said he would be, I thought it was fantastic, and how he carried on and on about the power of love. He is SO RIGHT about the power of love, nothing can compare to the power of love, not money, or anything else in this world. Right on! As for the celebrities in attendance, wow, George Clooney’s wife, Amal, looked stunning! That yellow mustard colored dress was a knock out on her. I love that color myself, but can hardly ever find anything in that color. What was with Victoria Beckham, as she looked mad as could be! Guess she wasn’t the center of attention, was what she was mad about…lol…. All these violins…..the old stuffy queen looked pretty nice in her green and purple outfit, and her old man, Prince Philip looked darn great to be 96 years old and recovering from surgery. I would just love to ride around in one of those English motor cars, they are so cool……….can’t say I appreciated the fact that Harry’s military uniform that he married in, was sewn from doe’s skin. Oh and the royal guard’s black hats are made from the fur of black bears ….ugh. I wonder what in the world, Megan’s ex-husband is thinking on this day in history? He is probably thinking, man, she really upgraded….lol Now, the horse drawn carriage ride. I bet Harry and Megan are thinking, somebody slap me, can’t be this happy! Reply I listened to the menu for the royal wedding and I was a bit taken back to hear cracklings on the menu. I thought that was chittlins but I was wrong. It is nothing more than plain old fried pork rinds….ha! And people made fun of Mama June and Sugar Bear’s redneck wedding for serving cheese doodles?….also on the royal list is free range chicken, some kind of beef from South Africa, waygu or something like that, quail eggs, lemon verbena something another, and that elderberry flavored lemon looking wedding cake. I was not impressed with that wedding cake. If that is supposed to serve the 600 guests, it ain’t happening. It was not very pretty, not very big, and was all over the place on several plates, and if that sucker does have 44 pounds of butter in it like reported, the vow “to death do we part” may come much sooner than expected”…..kidding of course, but 44 pounds of butter in that small of a wedding cake? The guests must be eating pure butter with a tad little bit of cake, lol Royal weddings of the past served seal, venison, and peacock on the menu….ugh…..Gayle King switched to another hat, a big green one that looked like a giant lily pad on top her head. I kept waiting for a frog to jump on it…..LOL Wow, this is all craziness, but fun. This talk about the wedding cake, has got me craving some Italian Wedding Cake, big time, as that is the best, I love Italian wedding cake….yum! And Joey is watching Dog Tales now on tv. Mama Mia Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time left to catch the milk and cookies today……… Mama Mia Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia There forth history is being made, they are husband and wife! I wish them great happiness! I am up early this morning. I got up at four to watch the hoopla of the royal wedding. Gayle King is doing a great job covering the royal wedding. I hate the microphones I see the media people are wearing, I kept looking at Gayle thinking she had a big round black mole on her face, but it was her microphone near her mouth…..ha ha ha! At least today Gayle’s hat matches, as yesterday her hat and dress was a mismatch. That castle is something else! I love Harry. I hope ” Ms. Sparkle” doesn’t take Harry to the cleaners (financially, as he refused to sign a pre-nup agreement) and I hope she doesn’t break his heart somehow……I see Oprah Winfrey there, she has a nice hat, but she looks like a heavy weight once again. The diets must be off right now. I understand the minister that marries them is a “wild one” with his preaching, so I want to see this! Megan has arrived and she looks so thin! I think the marriage ceremony won’t start until about seven o’clock. I love to hear the English people talk, love their accents. Some of the spectators there along the route have said it is freezing, I don’t know, but I don’t see any heavy coats. I even see some sleeveless dresses on some of the women. With these fancy hats everywhere, it is like the Kentucky Derby all over once again. Reply Please enter your name here Reply Mama Mia
Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheDue to the desirable location of the property, rather than looking for a larger house in another neighbourhood, the residents opted to demolish the existing structure and build a new house on the site. To conform to strict zoning requirements, the footprint of the original house was maintained, but the interior space was re-organized to enable the house to serve a private residence, with the flexibility to accommodate a home business. Save this picture!First Floor PlanMassing: The metal cladding draws inspiration from the many rural barns which dot the landscape just outside the city core. The industrial material is lightweight, durable and recyclable. The exterior’s monochromatic color selection helps demarcate the footprint of the original house and the new additions. The white massing ‘ghosts’ the original outline of the house while the black portions highlight the new additions that are inserted into the white base.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheThe new second floor addition was conceived as a ‘pod’ that floats above the ground. It is supported independently from the base of the house by recycled steel columns. The southern portion of the ‘pod’ tapers out on an eight degree angle from the original house. The angled portion of the cantilever runs parallel to the property line and takes advantage of the air rights of the house to maximize living space while conforming with zoning by-laws. Although the cantilever could continue further into the backyard it cuts back towards the rear of the house in order to preserve two mature cedars located in the rear of the residence.Save this picture!Second Floor PlanMaterials + Color: To recognize the strong ties to the original Ottawa Valley lumber trade, pine boards cut from reclaimed logs from the Ottawa River were used to floor the entire house. The use of a white wash finish on the floors provides a brightness throughout the house. The bright and neutral pallet continues with white walls and cabinetry. In contrast to the white walls is the ‘core’ of the house, painted charcoal grey. The core serves as a visual anchor that runs vertically through the centre of the residence.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheThe charcoal grey represents the connection that physically and visually blends the ‘new’ black additions to the ‘old’ white masses of the house. The core of the house acts as the nucleus, containing all the utilities (plumbing, HVAC, electrical). The central location enables the utilities to be distributed efficiently to all the levels of the house. Throughout the house, splashes of orange are seen, particularly within the living room stairwell. In addition to allowing more light into the stairwell, the orange cutouts also align with key views cut in the exterior walls.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheThresholds of Privacy: The decision was made to use stairs as a subtle way to recognize increasing zones of privacy throughout the house. This design strategy enables the house to maintain a feeling of openness while still creating a subtle delineation of program. As visitors ascend through the residence they are invited into increasingly private family spaces. The first threshold lies at the entry to the home where the visitor transitions from pedestrian to guest by stepping up from grade to the front door. With a small step up, the visitor is invited into the entrance level.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheThe entrance level houses the lobby, home office, powder room and dining room, which doubles as a meeting room for the home office. Sliding doors in the living room and dining room also help isolate the office area during business hours keeping the remainder of the house private. Sliders are used to promote openness and the flow of ‘chi’ through the house. When closed the sliding doors transform into chalkboards for the family’s young son.Save this picture!DiagramPersonal guests of the family are invited to the next tier of the house, located just a few steps up from the entrance level and containing the kitchen and living room, offering an open and bright space for people to gather. A large rear deck connects the interior to the outside through a 14′ glass door which folds away to create an open view to the backyard.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheOpen riser stairs in the living room create a privacy threshold to the second floor where the family’s bedrooms are located. At the top of the stairs a small children’s alcove was created from the space produced by the 8 degree cant. The space is a perfectly suited play area for the family’s young child. At the end of the play alcove is a ladder that leads to the final tier of privacy, a small reading nook. This cozy space hidden above the stairwell offers a private hideaway for the residents to curl up with a good book.Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheEast meets West: The multi-cultural family wanted to incorporate elements of feng shui into the house in subtle and creative ways. The number “8” has always been an auspicious number in Chinese culture. Phonetically the word “8” sounds like the word for prosperity. This theme of prosperity manifested itself throughout the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessExhibition: Beyond the SupersquareEventreSITE 2014: Cities and Landscapes of the New EconomyEvent Share Winona House / 25:8 Research + DesignSave this projectSaveWinona House / 25:8 Research + Design Houses CopyHouses•Ottawa, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/600228/winona-house-25-8-research-design Clipboard 2014 Year: “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/600228/winona-house-25-8-research-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Lorne Shawn Blythe+ 17 Share 2014 Architects: 25:8 Research + Design Area Area of this architecture project Canada Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design ArchDaily Year: photographs: Lorne Shawn BlythePhotographs: Lorne Shawn BlytheSave this picture!© Lorne Shawn BlytheText description provided by the architects. Background: Located in Westboro, an urban neighbourhood close to the Ottawa river, the house sits on the site of one of the original cottages built in the early 1900s when the area was still used for logging. When the current owners bought the property in 2009, they originally had the intention of expanding the 800 square foot house with a second storey addition, but a closer investigation of the foundation and interior structure revealed that the initial structure had deteriorated significantly over the years and could not be preserved. Area: 1400 ft² Area: 1400 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this office25:8 Research + DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOttawaHousesCanadaPublished on February 19, 2014Cite: “Winona House / 25:8 Research + Design” 19 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.