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It is unclear how much of the blame will be shouldered by BP in the report. center_img Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:36 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.cominvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleYeah MotorCheck Out These Car Wraps, 20 Car Wraps That Had Us LaughingYeah MotorNext RefinanceThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodNext Refinance whatsapp Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Why the London Olympic Games mean business

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Wednesday 16 February 2011 8:09 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo THE extraordinary thing about the great Olympic stadium legacy debate is not that everyone has an opinion, although they do. No, it is that we are having this debate at all eighteen months before the start of the London games. Normally in a host city at this stage, the great debate is: will it be finished in time, or make us a global laughing stock? It is because, unlike previous host cities, London has made legacy its top priority in delivering the 2012 Games, and everything is going so terrifyingly smoothly that public attention is focused on what is happening after the games rather than before.Indeed, the success of building the Olympic Park is a great national triumph (of the sort the media never tire of being silent about). It is the first time in Olympic history that the construction of the venues will be finished a year early – ahead of schedule, and under budget. A regular trickle of venues are being completed, and the stadium has had its lighting-up ceremony. The Mayor jokes that he is going to ensure British victory at the London Games by catching everyone else napping by calling them a year early.We still seem to have a national belief in Britain that we can’t do big construction projects; but there’s an Olympic size park that says we can. Our project management and construction firms are world leaders, and 2012 is our chance to showcase them to potential customers around the world.The London Games are a once-in-a-generation marketing opportunity to promote London businesses. For three weeks, the world’s attention will be focused on us, and examining what we are like as a city. Business and political leaders will descend on us in unprecedented numbers to look at what is going on. Unlike Beijing or Barcelona, this is not a coming out ceremony, trying to put ourselves on the world map. We’re already there.Obviously as a city we need to wear our Sunday best. But there is far more to it than that. Done right – and we are working hard with London businesses, the national government and UKTI to ensure it is ­– the London Games can be harnessed to showcase the best of British business to the world, promoting exports and inward investment.Chinese manufacturers are raising their demand for design services, and we are the design capital of the world; the Games can help broker that marriage. This is our chance to prove we are indeed the digital capital of Europe, and to show off our world leading film expertise to Hollywood movie moguls. We can confirm that despite the financial crisis and banker-bashing, Europe’s financial centre is still very much open. The London Games aren’t just serious sport. They are also serious business.Anthony Browne is an adviser to the Mayor of London Share Why the London Olympic Games mean business whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Diary: loot box blinkers, new DCMS head and Swedish switch up

first_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Social gaming Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Happy Friday igamers! This week Diary ponders the Gambling Commission’s position on loot boxes, mulls Nicky Morgan’s appointment to the DCMS, considers the latest developments in Sweden and reminds you to vote for the most influential women.Loot boxes blinkers So far the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) investigation into immersive and addictive technologies has made for some interesting reading. This was particularly the case when an Electronic Arts representative dismissed concerns loot boxes constituted gambling and instead likened them to Kinder Eggs. What was perhaps more surprising was the Gambling Commission’s continued position that loot boxes are not gambling when giving evidence to MPs this week. The Commission has admittedly expressed the view before, most notably back in late 2017 when executive director Tim Miller published a blog post saying as much, albeit mere weeks later telling Sky News it was monitoring the area closely and that the line between gambling and gaming was “increasingly blurry”. In the intervening period, regulators in other jurisdictions have increasingly taken the opposite view on loot boxes – indeed Belgium has banned them – and the Commission itself has put out data that confirms a large number of children are purchasing loot boxes, certainly a much higher number than those taking part in activities the Commission does consider gambling. According to the BBC, Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur told a select committee this week that while there were “significant concerns” about the boxes, they still do not constitute gambling. Apparently, the Commission’s position is now that because there are no authorised sites that allow users to trade loot boxes for cash they don’t have monetary value – despite the fact it’s widely acknowledged skins betting sites allow users to do just that. While technically Gambling Commission programme director Brad Enright may have had a point when he said the video games industry should do more, that doesn’t mean others shouldn’t step in if they don’t. The Gambling Commission has taken some huge steps in the right direction with its harm reduction policies of late, recently stepping up efforts to prevent suicide linked to problem gambling. But with recent research suggesting there’s at least as great a link between loot boxes and problem gambling as there is with suicide, surely it should be stepping up in this area too?All change… or not… at DCMS? Sticking with the DCMS, the gambling industry may have been hoping that the expected cull of cabinet ministers that took place once Boris Johnson was confirmed as new prime minister may have brought someone sympathetic to the industry’s woes. At first glance, the appointment of Nicky Morgan would not appear to offer much hope. After all, Morgan published a widely reported blog post last year lambasting the government for its delay in cutting the maximum FOBT stakes, saying: “These machines have become known as the ‘crack cocaine’ of the gambling world, and we know that they can cause addiction, misery and even death.” On the other hand, last September she said she’d refuse to serve in a cabinet under Johnson and nevertheless this week tweeted her delight at doing so, saying it was “an enormous privilege to take on this  fabulous role” so perhaps she’s open to persuasion on other matters as well. If the last couple of years have shown anything about British politics it’s that pretty much anything can happen.Scandi Noir part three The Diary might be clutching at straws here, but it’s hard not to be intrigued by a Swedish court’s decision to overturn a quartet of decisions by the country’s gambling regulator Spelinspektionen. The authority had deemed four companies worthy of year-long operating licences, prompting the four to lodge appeals. While the court did support the regulator’s decision-making process, it also extended each company’s licence to three-year terms. This could be insignificant, but it suggests that Spelinspektionen will not have everything its own way. Considering a growing number of companies are appealing against enforcement action, most notably Global Gaming, this could be a sign that the Swedish courts will help strike compromises between the industry and the authorities.Meanwhile, elsewhere in Sweden… One LinkedIn post pointed out a somewhat odd quirk in the system. As one wag comments, “as long as no one who is betting on the children who are betting”…Vote for the industry’s most influential women We all know the gambling industry boasts not only the highest paid female boss in the UK but also the highest paid chief exec of any gender, which is certainly something to celebrate. But this industry, like many others, still has a diversity problem and a gender pay gap in favour of men. To help redress the balance, this week we launched our second Most Influential Women Survey and we’re looking for input from the industry on the women who are shaping the igaming space. If you have someone in mind, get voting; if not, see our article from earlier this week for some inspiration.That’s it for this week. See you next week! Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Diary: loot box blinkers, new DCMS head and Swedish switch up Casino & games 26th July 2019 | By Joanne Christielast_img read more

Former politician Arana appointed as DGOJ director general

first_img Former politician Mikel Arana has been approved as the next director general of Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ).Arana was approved by the Council of Ministers after his appointment was proposed by Minister for Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón.Arana is currently auditor of the Economic Control Office of the Basque Government, a role he took in May 2019, while he also teaches at the University of the Basque Country, from which he graduated in 1996.Arana had previously been a member of the Basque Parliament as a member of the United Left (Izquierda Unida), serving as vice president of the commission for social policies, labor and equality; as well as working for the Basque Department of Housing and Social Affairs.Arana also has a master’s degree in human rights, democracy and globalization from the Open University of Catalonia and an MBA from the Carlos III University in Madrid.Arana succeeds Juan Espinosa García, who served from January 2017 to January 2020, before taking a new role within the Ministry for Consumer Affairs.“From the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego, we thank Juan Espinosa for the work carried out over the years as well as the leadership in its management, which has managed to position the general direction as one of the international benchmarks in the sector,” DGOJ said. “All the current team of the general management wish him the best in this new stage.”Arana will take charge of the regulator after it has been tasked with enforcing a clampdown on advertising amid growing political opposition to the industry.Article 37 of Royal Decree 11/2020, which was published in Spain’s Official Gazette on 31 March, states that audiovisual communications for gambling operators will only be permitted to broadcast between 1AM and 5AM.While advertising may be permitted during live sports events, the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and ensuing shutdown of sport has effectively meant gambling advertising is blocked entirely from Spanish television outside of these hours. However, La Liga football clubs are set to return to training this week with the intention of a return in June.This new advertising window was established in the government’s overhaul of gambling marketing regulations, published in February.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Former politician Mikel Arana has been approved as the next director general of Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). Email Address 6th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Former politician Arana appointed as DGOJ director general Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Peoplelast_img read more

BWF formally launches outdoor game AirBadminton

first_img Badminton officially goes outdoor. With an initiative of and nod from the world governing body for the sport – Badminton World Federation. After five years of research and development, a new outdoor shuttlecock with better durability, the outdoor game AirBadminton was launched formally at a ceremony at Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.The AirBadminton was jointly launched by the BWF and HSBC in the presence of the BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen, who officiated the launch event. 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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndo“This is a momentous occasion for badminton. Strategically, AirBadminton will allow us to fulfil our overall objective of putting a badminton racket in the hands of as many people as possible. Given that most people’s first experience with badminton comes in an outdoor environment, we are now making it easier for everyone to access the sport through a new outdoor game and new shuttlecock, the AirShuttle. In the future, we see AirBadminton as an exciting, new, energetic version of the sport. Overall, the aim is to inspire more people to play more badminton in more places,” said the BWF president.HSBC Global Head of Brand Partnerships, Jonathan Castleman; Atlanta 1996 men’s singles silver medallist and now Chinese national Para badminton head coach Dong Jiong; Athens 2004 Olympic Games gold medallist Yang Wei; 2009 women’s singles world champion Lu Lan; and 2010 men’s singles world champion Chen Jin also attended the event.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>BWF is optimistic that badminton’s new version will increase the mass participation in the sport. It’s official now. Badminton World Federation and HSBC have jointly launched the new outdoor game. The shuttle and the game are modified to create opportunities for people across different age groups and the ability to play the sport anywhere on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches. The fact is also highlighted in the promotional video for AirBadminton.AirBadminton is an ambitious new development project in partnership with HSBC, BWF’s Global Development Partner, designed to create opportunities for people of all ages and ability to play badminton on hard, grass and sand surfaces in parks, gardens, streets, playgrounds and beaches around the world.The project has been five years in the making, starting with a vision to develop a new outdoor shuttlecock with increased durability, stability and wind resistance to allow people to have a more positive experience of badminton outdoors.Also Read: Total is World Para Badminton and World Badminton title sponsor By Kunal Dhyani – May 14, 2019 Cricket Football Cricket Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, BWF formally launches outdoor game AirBadminton Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter SportBadmintonLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNews PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Cricket Euro 2020: Cristiano Ronaldo at 36, Covers 92m in 14 seconds to score his maiden goal against Germany – Watch Sport News Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’last_img read more

Forget Tesla! I think the valuations of these FTSE stocks are also bonkers!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget Tesla! I think the valuations of these FTSE stocks are also bonkers! Image source: Getty Images. G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Value investing has fallen out of fashion in recent years. Markets have been driven higher by stocks whose prices have become detached from both reality and fundamental value. Concept stock Tesla is a prime example.One arch-bull reckons Tesla’s share price could hit $7,000 within the next five years. In contrast, fundamentals-focused bears argue the stock is already grossly overvalued at $900. Some suggest it’s the best shorting opportunity in a generation.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…As a value investor at heart, I certainly wouldn’t touch Tesla with a bargepole. And there are some UK stocks I’d similarly avoid. Here are three.BonkersBaillie Gifford, which manages FTSE 100-listed Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT), owns 7.5% of Tesla. It’s the second-largest shareholder after Tesla founder Elon Musk. Scottish Mortgage also counts the likes of biotech firm Illumina, streaming platform Netflix, and Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba among its largest holdings.Many of the stocks trade at bonkers valuations, according to the principles of classic Benjamin Graham/Warren Buffett-style value investing. However, owning such stocks has paid off big-time for Scottish Mortgage. Its shareholders have enjoyed a return of 602% over the last 10 years.At a current price of 652.5p, Scottish Mortgage’s shares are at a 2% premium to net asset value (NAV). The NAV is detached from reality and fundamental value, in my view. And with the shares trading at a premium, I see little margin of safety and considerable downside risk for buyers today.NosebleedI’ve previously expressed my scepticism about the prospects of FTSE AIM-listed IQE (LSE: IQE). This self-styled “leading global supplier” of epi-wafers to the semiconductor industry is valued at £458m at a current share price of 57.5p.Over two decades, IQE has gone through periods of high investment and heavily negative free cash flow (FCF). However, no real step-change in earnings and FCF has subsequently materialised. Indeed, when the company releases its 2019 results next month, things will have gone backwards.Management has warned of an operating loss, and year-end net debt of between £15m and £20m, compared with net cash of £21m at the start of the year. Meanwhile, the company is valued at over three times management’s mid-point revenue guidance of £150m. And, looking ahead, at over 100 times analysts’ earnings forecasts for 2020. I’m getting a nosebleed just thinking about how high the valuation is.Jam tomorrowFellow AIM-listed stock Versarien (LSE: VRS) – valued at £79m at a current share price of 51p – is another on my avoid list. Founded in 2013, the company has made six acquisitions.Three of these (acquired for a total of £4.2m) were generating combined revenue of £11.7m in the year prior to their acquisition. For its latest financial year, Versarien reported total group revenue of £9.1m. As such, I’d find it hard to value the three revenue-generating businesses at much above the £4.2m Versarien paid for them.This would leave £75m of Versarien’s market value attributable to the three non-revenue-generating acquisitions: 2-DTech (acquired for £0.4m), Cambridge Graphene (£0.2m), and Gnanomat (£2.6m). Commercial deals for these businesses’ products have proved persistently elusive, and I just don’t see how they can be worth anywhere near £75m. The promise of jam tomorrow is growing stale, in my view.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: IQE SMT VRS I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Diamond House / XTEN Architecture

first_img Houses Diamond House / XTEN Architecture Projects “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Swisspearl Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Diamond House / XTEN ArchitectureSave this projectSaveDiamond House / XTEN Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/48206/diamond-house-xten-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsText description provided by the architects. The Diamondhouse is a sound studio and office extension to a house located deep in a canyon, against a severely sloping hillside, with minimal access and little space upon which to build. Direct sunlight reaches the site for only a few hours a day. The geotechnical condition is challenging, requiring 30-foot caissons to underpin new walls and foundations. A complex web of regulations governed the height, width, depth and specific relationship to the retaining walls needed to build the project. Save this picture!Section © XTEN ArchitectureGiven these constraints, a multifaceted architectural strategy was developed for the small building. First, a base building geometry was developed to conform to the hillside and required codes while maximizing the interior spaces by extending them into adjacent sideyards. Like a rock placed in a small pond, the addition is carefully placed between the existing structure and an imposing hillside to inflect the landscape and create exterior programmatic spaces around it where none could exist before. The building geometry also conforms to the interior program as a corner of the upper floor flares out to accommodate a writing desk built into a north-facing window and a series of wall planes fold up and over the building to create a rooftop railing and enclosure. Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyNext, a building material system was developed to both relate the new extension to the natural landscape and to reduce the visual scale of the building. The façade pattern was created from natural elements taken from the canyon site; abstracted, scaled and arrayed across the building in 3d modeling programs. Many patterns, scales and patterns were investigated in this manner, from which several full size prototypes were made by laser cutting and cnc routing aluminum, zinc, steel, plywood and cement panel samples. Save this picture!© Art Gray PhotographyThe 3/8” thick Swisspearl fiber cement panels shown on the final construction were selected for both the way they relate to the masonry site walls and original structure, and for the fragility they impart to the otherwise hard edged and programmatically driven geometry of the building. Daylight brings out the etched lines, irregular edges and delicate qualities of the cement panels, which in direct sunlight appear as thin as a ceramic vase. While in the evenings the panels become flattened and the overall volume emerges, appearing as a patterned and perforated lantern illuminating the canyon.Save this picture!Volume diagram © XTEN ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessPediatric Clinic / 4of7 ArchitectureArticlesTransbay Transit Terminal / Pelli Clarke Pelli ArchitectsArticles Share Architects: XTEN Architecture Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeXTEN ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta MonicaOfficesHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 01, 2010Cite: “Diamond House / XTEN Architecture” 01 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  820 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Art Gray Photography+ 14 Share Photographs CopyHouses•Santa Monica, United States Photographs:  Art Gray Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/48206/diamond-house-xten-architecture Clipboard 2009 United Stateslast_img read more

FE House / Rakta Studio

first_img Year:  Photographs “COPY” Indonesia Houses Architects: Rakta Studio Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© KIE+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939030/fe-house-rakta-studio Clipboard Lead Architects: Vidor Saputro Projects Area:  888 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project FE House / Rakta StudioSave this projectSaveFE House / Rakta Studio 2020 ArchDaily Photographs:  KIE Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Vidor Saputro, Darryl Fernaldi, Franklin Winata, Jason Fernandez, Christian HalimClients:Mr. Ferdy, Mrs. ErlinEngineering:Phillip TjandraLandscape:Nirwana LandscapeWood Manufacturer:Indra, Yuli CREASINDOCity:BandungCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© KIERecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Located in Bandung, Indonesia, The FE House is a serene home where every element is designed around family and the location’s tropical climate.The house consists of spacious living space to accommodate family’s activities but remain practical, so everything has its place and the space is easy to maintain. This house consists of 3 levels, with each floor for a different function. The main entrance area connected via a ramp that runs along in front of the house. The ramp takes you directly to the main door of the house. The first floor is a split level to create a semi basement area for the garage and service area, the second floor is the living and family area.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© KIEthe third floor is where all the bedrooms are. The ground floor, as we first enter the foyer, we can see through the inner court garden with the swimming pool on the side. The family room situated at the back of the home while the initial plan was to place a swimming pool along with the family living space, to leave the most open area on the ground floor for landscaping and maintaining the house owners’privacy.Save this picture!© KIEThis house aimed to redefine the modern and strong composition form using dominant and contextual natural materials. Each stone, marbles, wood, and metal provides unique textural identities in a dynamic line and form. The house’s external features are constructed secondary skin as external curtain to control visibility through the house.Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai International Automobile City Tongji Techno Park Phase I / TJADSelected ProjectsBanyan Tree Riverside Residences Bangkok / SCDA ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Manufacturers: Toto, Creasindo, Fundación Blender, Good Magnus, Mass Kuda Laut, Megah Steel, PT Inti Samudera Glass FE House / Rakta Studio CopyAbout this officeRakta StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBandungOn FacebookIndonesiaPublished on May 10, 2020Cite: “FE House / Rakta Studio” 09 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Bandung, Indonesia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939030/fe-house-rakta-studio Clipboardlast_img read more

PayPal Giving Fund offers £25k in prizes in June charity competition

first_imgPayPal Giving Fund offers £25k in prizes in June charity competition Howard Lake | 21 May 2014 | News The PayPal Giving Fund is offering prizes of up to £10,000 in an eBay for Charity competition that runs throughout June. To enter the competition, charities should ask their supporters to select them as a favourite charity on eBay.The three charities that receive the most votes in June will win prizes, plus the top small charity (with a turnover of under £1.5 million), will win a prize.eBay for Charity competition prizesThe prizes on offer are:First place – £10,000Second place – £7,000Third place – £3,000Top small charity (under £1.5m turnover) – £5,000In addition, charity supporters who nominate a favourite charity on eBay during June will be entered to win one of 10 prizes of £500.Ebay hopes that, by selecting favourite charities, its site users will be encouraged to make donations to these charities when they buy and sell on the site, generating more income for the charities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How to enterThe competition is open to charities that are registered with PayPal Giving Fund UK, eBay Inc.’s partner charity which administers the eBay for Charity programme.PayPal Giving Fund is encouraging charities to persuade their supporters to select them as favourites in June. It is sharing advice on how to do this effectively. For example, it recommends that charities publish vidoes featuring celebrity supporters on the My Favourite Charity campaign page. Tagged with: eBay PayPal  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [message_box title=”eBay for Charity” color=”blue”]eBay for Charity provides opportunities for buyers and sellers to support their favourite charities. Buyers can shop for items from charity shops online knowing they are supporting a good cause or give to charities by donating at check out when they shop. Sellers, whether they are individuals or businesses, can donate a percentage from any sale to a charity of their choice and add Gift Aid to their donations.In 2013 eBay Inc saw a 30 percent rise in support for charities online through eBay and PayPal, which rose from £120 million in 2012 to £156 million last year. eBay in the UK has 1,454 charities trading on site. Their sales grew 49% last year, surging from £8.5 million in 2012 to £12.7 million in 2013.[/message_box] 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

From a Michigan prison: An organizer speaks out

first_imgMichigan solidarity with Kinross prisoners’ uprising.Gonzales was a participant in the September 2016 mass demonstration and protest by prisoners at Michigan’s Kinross Prison. He has been singled out and punished for being “a leader.” These remarks are excerpted from a longer account in the San Francisco BayView on Feb. 3.All the inmates at what is now known as Kinross were transferred as a whole to that facility in the fall of 2015. The “new” facility was abhorrently below the health and safety standards required to open it. When we arrived, there was no heat, the plumbing didn’t work, the room and cell furnishings that are required by Correctional Facilities Administration (CFA) policies could not be met, i.e., blankets, sheets, washcloths, towels, etc. …Kinross just created a united mindset to stand against it finally. Suddenly, everyone was an activist, willing to support in any way they could.We exhausted all the avenues for legal redress on the issues to the kangaroo judicial system — it just happened to be the same system we were seeking redress from: “Big Business MDOC,” the same people who approved and allowed us to be transferred there. Clearly, they were not going to answer in our favor and give in to the most hated enemy of Big Business: “liability.” …Suffice it to say the work stoppage was organized and put in effect the morning of Sept. 9. The protest had taken on a national aspect, where it was no longer just about Kinross, but the idea and concept of mass incarceration, built with racial overtones, unfair and unethical sentencing practices, unjust taxation without representation, such as the 6 percent sales tax on anything we order except food from the store, even shipping and handling, “the New Jim Crow.”The warden knew of the protest and the truth of why it happened at his facility, a fact that can be logically proven by his stance of inaction against it. He instructed his staff not to write tickets or fire inmates for not working. If you check the records, no tickets were written and no one lost a job for not working that day. Clearly, he knew we had legitimate gripes against his facility.His staff, however, was of a different opinion. They chose to try and exorcise the protest out of us through mistreatment: malicious shakedowns, breaking property and underfeeding us with dated, spoiled food; and when seeking redress, we were told to “deal with it.”This sparked off the assembly on Sept. 10, 2016. …So I ended up out there and, yeah, when things started to turn dark (mindsets, not the time of day) and people — scared, tired, frustrated, with hope almost gone — asked me to be the spokesperson for the inmates with the administration, I did it, and peacefully ended the assembly. This action has me labeled as the “leader” of the incidents, when in actuality I ended a situation that could have turned ugly for everyone. I thought I did a good thing for us: no one hurt, good discussion with the warden, a positive tone all around.But “Big Business” couldn’t allow it to end like that. It had too much attention and they couldn’t allow the focus of the incident to be on the issues, so they literally sent in the guns to an already agitated, anxiety-filled, desperate group of individuals who were barely talked out of violence, to aggravate and intensify their aggression.They intentionally incited a riot-type atmosphere so the department would back their past transgressions — they would have no choice! They intentionally collage all the events together to paint the picture of a bunch of inmates storming out of units rioting, when in fact the assembly had been over for at least two hours, inmates were in their units in their cubes and peaceful when they sent in the “storm troopers.” Inmates in my unit were on their bunks and still they gassed us repeatedly.We were taken out of the unit and myself and 102 other inmates were taken to Marquette Prison, to a condemned block that had been closed down for four years prior to our arrival. We were placed in filthy cells here also, plumbing didn’t work, and supplies and treatment were below standards. We were always fed the same bag meals, although they had a functioning kitchen with workers, and already fed everyone else there in their cells hot meals.After the second day, I was separated from the rest of the transferred Kinross prisoners and placed in another block, where I was informed that they “knew” I was the “leader” and I had nothing coming. They meant my property was “lost.” Everything I possessed — hygiene, legal transcripts, coat, shoes, appliances, photos, etc. — everything gone. I was denied toothpaste the whole time I was there.Twenty-seven days later, 88 of us were transferred again to Baraga Maximum Facility, where again I was separated from the rest of the inmates. I was immediately called into an office, told they “knew” I was the “leader” of the “rebellion” and that I should plan to be there in segregation for two years. …[But before, on] Aug. 19, 2016, I was a level one-one prisoner, the lowest security achievable. I was a father with an 8-year-old son I have never seen face to face, not living in the best of circumstances, striving diligently to reach him. I had three years left on an 11-year sentence. …We need help! I’m shouting out from this 8-by-10 cell, help us!Don’t let them quiet our voice; be an amplifier for us. Don’t let what they are doing to us and throughout the MDOC fade into oblivion. We were not angels, but we don’t deserve this! …Show your support and write to Harold Gonzales, 194496, Baraga Maximum Correctional Facility, 13924 Wadaga Rd., Baraga, MI 49908-9204.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more