Colorado issues eight new sports betting licences

first_img Regions: US Colorado AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has awarded a further eight licences for legal sports betting in the state, including two permits for DraftKings. 6th March 2020 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettingcenter_img Email Address The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has awarded a further eight licences for legal sports betting in the state, including two permits for DraftKings.Lady Luck Casino, Isle Casino Hotel and Ameristar Casino, all of which located in Black Hawk, Colorado, were issued with master sports betting licences.Crown Gaming, in partnership with DraftKings, secured temporary sports operator and internet operator licences. Score Media Ventures, the holding company of Canadian media giant turned sportsbook operator theScore, picked up temporary internet operator and vendor major licences.In addition, the Commission awarded a vendor minor licence to Global Payments Gaming Solutions.Read the full story on iGB North America. Colorado issues eight new sports betting licences Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

I’d buy easyJet shares that still look cheap after this week’s stock market recovery

first_imgI’d buy easyJet shares that still look cheap after this week’s stock market recovery Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. Alternatively, you might prefer this opportunity. easyjet went into the pandemic with a healthy balance sheet. But it still had to bolster its finances by taking a £600m loan from the government, cutting 4,500 jobs, raised £608m from aircraft sales, and another £419m from shareholders.The Pfizer vaccine could prove a financial lifesaver. Especially since the UK is first in the queue, along with the US. Personally, I’m wary of buying shares on the back of this week’s stock market bounce. As I wrote yesterday, the vaccine might not live up to early expectations. On the other hand, there are more in the pipeline.Nobody said stock picking was easy, but one factor settles my view that this is a good time for me to buy easyJet shares. I believe in buying shares with the intention of holding them for the long term, at least five years but, ideally, longer than that. By then, we really should have this pandemic under control, and easyJet should be flying. There’s a lot of pent-up demand for travel right now.  Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 | More on: EZJ center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! See all posts by Harvey Jones After the stock market crash in March, I was tempted to buy easyJet (LSE: EZJ) shares. Given how far they’d fallen, I thought they looked like a true FTSE 100 bargain. I like buying good companies on bad news, and this was my chance to do just that.Yet I held back. Experience has taught me that one market shock is often followed by another, and so it proved. After a brief summer respite, which saw a flight bookings resurgence in August, lockdown 2.0 inflicted further damage on easyJet shares.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…Investors who did buy at the bottom will feel cleverer than me, after this week’s rally. On Monday, easyJet’s shares jumped more than 35%. They’ve dipped slightly, as investors took profits, but remain nicely ahead.Stock market crash survivorsThe Pfizer vaccine has raised hopes that we’re at the beginning of the end of the pandemic. That means investors have been hunting around for stricken stocks that will fly when the world returns to something like normal again.easyJet shares have been high on their list, along with British Airways-owner International Airlines Consolidated Group. Travel stocks are on the move.This week’s rally shows why investors like to go hunting for cheap stocks after a crash. Share prices can rebound just as quickly as they fell. Sometimes even faster. Now I’m wondering whether to buy easyJet shares today, and finding it a difficult call to make.The early stage of the recovery is the fastest, and I’ve missed that. I can still see a good opportunity here though. easyJet shares may have climbed almost 50% since bottoming out at 475p in late March. But today’s 707p is still half their pre-pandemic level of around 1,450p.I’m not underestimating the scale of the challenge it still faces though. Last month, management warned of a pre-tax loss of between £815m and £845m in the year to 30 September, the first in its 25-year history. 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Diocese’s reversal on same-sex marriage paved way for Pete Buttigieg’s…

first_img South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, left, kisses Chasten Glezman following their wedding on June 16, 2018, outside the Cathedral of St. James. Photo: Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP[Episcopal News Service] Before Pete Buttigieg was a leading Democratic presidential candidate, he was a groom sitting nervously next to his soon-to-be husband in the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend, Indiana.On that hot June afternoon in 2018, Buttigieg and Chasten Glezman became the third gay couple to marry in the Episcopal cathedral, ceremonies that were possible only after Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks in his first year lifted a diocesan prohibition on same-sex marriage rites. As mayor of South Bend, Buttigieg also was one of the most prominent grooms to be married at the cathedral, but the conventions of the altar can humble any man. The 37-year-old mayor describes in his memoir how he “fought to get the words of the vow out before my emotions could stop me.”The Very Rev. Brian Grantz, dean of St. James, also remembers feeling a powerful emotion that day as he prepared to preside at the wedding: “Terror,” Grantz told Episcopal News Service, with a laugh and only a hint of exaggeration.The security precautions were unprecedented for a St. James wedding, Grantz said, both because the mayor was atop the program and because same-sex marriage remained divisive in Indiana, a solidly red state in the politically purple Midwest. The couple’s guest list was strictly enforced at the cathedral doors. Reporters weren’t allowed inside, though they and the rest of the world were invited to watch the ceremony live on the cathedral’s YouTube channel.That high-profile sacramental moment occurred as The Episcopal Church was turning a corner in welcoming LGBTQ Episcopalians after decades of debate over sexuality, though progress marched at an uneven pace. While Buttigieg has spoken openly about his faith, sexuality and marriage on the campaign trail, his diocese, until recently, was one of the most restrictive in The Episcopal Church.Under Bishop Edward Little, same-sex marriage rites weren’t allowed within the diocese’s geographic boundaries, though Northern Indiana clergy were permitted to preside at same-sex weddings in other dioceses. Sparks adopted a more permissive policy in December 2016, after succeeding Little earlier that year. Since then, St. James is one of about a dozen congregations out of 34 in the Diocese of Northern Indiana that have chosen to offer the same-sex rites or are on that path. And in July 2018, a month after Buttigieg’s wedding, The Episcopal Church’s General Convention passed a resolution aimed at ensuring marriage equality churchwide.Grantz would be the last to cast himself as an “apologist for same-sex marriage” – others are much more articulate in that role, he said. A wedding preacher’s audience isn’t just the couple being married but also the community that will welcome them as a married couple, Grantz said, and knowing that Buttigieg’s wedding would draw attention far beyond South Bend, he told ENS he also felt compelled in his sermon to affirm to the outside world that this union is blessed in the eyes of God.Chasten Glezman and Pete Buttigieg pose for a wedding day photo with Northern Indiana Bishop Douglas Sparks, left, and the Very Rev. Brian Grantz, right, dean of the Cathedral of St. James in South Bend, Indiana. Photo: Diocese of Northern Indiana“Love lives in the space between us,” Grantz said in his 15-minute sermon, which briefly referenced Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion in the 2015 Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. Excerpts from that court decision also were among the readings Buttigieg and Glezman chose for their wedding.“Today we hold up their life together as an icon, a window through which we can peer into the realm of God’s hope and will and intention,” Grantz said, “not only for Pete and Chasten, but for all of us and for the whole world. You are beloved of God and you were made for one another.”The video of the ceremony has been viewed more than 20,000 times, but not all of the attention focused on the cathedral has been positive. After the wedding, Grantz began fielding voicemail messages, emails and letters attacking the church for its stance on gay marriage. The criticisms continued this year and tend to rise as Buttigieg makes national news, such as when he announced in January that he was exploring a possible presidential run. Buttigieg still finds time to make it to the cathedral’s services every few weeks, sometimes with his mother.“People associate Pete with St. James,” Grantz said. That doesn’t surprise him, given Buttigieg’s ability to speak forcefully about his faith and how it underpins his call to public service. “It absolutely makes sense, just kind of in terms of who Pete is and the way he approaches life.”And though the church’s same-sex marriage rites are relatively new, its core beliefs haven’t changed, Grantz said. “This is who we’ve been for a long time.”He expressed “a weariness” at needing to make that point over and over to those who attack the church.As for Episcopalians in Northern Indiana, Grantz said they hold a mix of conservative and progressive views on a range of issues but generally have grown to “coexist around a vision of Jesus and a hope that is beyond any one of our experiences of faith.”Pete Buttigieg, right, greets diners at Revolution Taproom and Grill during a campaign stop in Rochester, New Hampshire, in July 2019. Buttigieg’s openness about his faith has contributed to his rise to the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates. Photo: Reuters‘We were welcome’South Bend, the seat of the diocese, is a Rust Belt city of about 100,000 residents near the Michigan state line. Home to the University of Notre Dame, it has been a city in decline since Studebaker shut down its car-manufacturing operations in South Bend in 1963, and economic rebirth has been a top political challenge for Buttigieg since he was elected mayor in 2011 at age 29.The young mayor and formal naval officer has always called South Bend home. He has called The Episcopal Church his spiritual home for just the past decade.Buttigieg was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church as a boy and attended a Catholic high school, but “by the time I was an adult, I didn’t view myself as Catholic,” he said in an interview with CNN. His father was Catholic, but his mother “identified more with the Anglican faith.” He began attending Anglican services in England while studying as a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, and upon returning to South Bend about 10 years ago, he started attending services at St. James.“It was a mix of faith but also of community that really made it the right place to be. And, of course, the fact that we were welcome,” he said.The diocese’s spirit of welcome has evolved markedly but gradually during Buttigieg’s lifetime. Grantz has witnessed much of that evolution firsthand since 1988, when he began serving as youth ministries coordinator under Bishop Francis Gray. At that time, women were not allowed to serve as priests in Northern Indiana despite General Convention’s approval of the ordination of women back in 1976.Gray’s views generally reflected the more conservative side of the diocese, Grantz said, though in 1990 the bishop shifted course and began ordaining women to the priesthood.Bishop Edward Little led the Diocese of Northern Indiana from 2000 to 2016.Diocesan leadership remained conservative when Little was consecrated as bishop in 2000, and in 2003, when General Convention faced the threat of a split in the church over whether to ordain the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Little spoke in opposition in the House of Bishops.“If we confirm Gene Robinson as a bishop of the church, the unity of this house will be shattered forever,” Little said. Despite the objections of Little and other conservatives, a majority of bishops consented and Robinson was approved as bishop of New Hampshire.Little also blocked diocesan clergy from blessing same-sex unions based on a liturgy endorsed by General Convention in 2012, though he acknowledged then that some in his diocese “yearn” for such a liturgy.Gay couples won the right to civil marriage in Indiana by court decision in 2014, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court extended marriage equality nationwide. Mere days after the Supreme Court ruling, General Convention made trial-use marriage rites available for same-sex couples – but only on approval of each diocesan bishop. Little and eight other conservative bishops refused.Little, in an interview for this story, said he respected Episcopalians who held views different from his own. He saw his willingness to allow clergy to travel outside his diocese to perform the rites as something of a compromise.A pedestrian walks downtown in South Bend, Indiana, a Rust Belt city that is showing signs of life after decades of economic decline. Photo: Reuters“Even during my time as bishop of Northern Indiana, the diocese really was quite diverse in terms of where people came down” on such issues, Little said. Whether conservative or progressive, “it was important to see ourselves as linked together in Jesus.”Grantz spoke highly of Little personally. “He is as genuine as the day is long, and you could always disagree with Ed and that was OK, as long as you were clear about your position,” he said.Some in the diocese, however, were growing frustrated with Little’s positions.“LGBTQ Christians in Northern Indiana were making their voices heard more and more, and they really were crying out for an equal place at the table,” Grantz said.Change in leadership opens a doorSparks was elected bishop on Feb. 6, 2016. He previously served as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, Minnesota, where his congregation spent more than a year in discernment before deciding to welcome same-sex couples interested in marrying in the church.“Not every decision is best made by taking an up or down vote. … I’ve learned the hard way that sometimes listening and prayerfully engaging in education and reflection and prayer over a period of time can lead to a consensus that would not have even been imagined possible,” Sparks told ENS.Grantz, who has served as cathedral dean for the past 11 years, describes Sparks as an “activist,” a bishop who feels comfortable participating in protests and marches but also one who is “very clear scripturally,” careful to ground his advocacy in his faith.“The diocese was really not used to that,” Grantz said, but Sparks never tried to hide that side of himself as a candidate for bishop. Most of the candidates fell on the more progressive side of social issues, Grantz said. “I think Doug was pretty clear about that. But if you weren’t listening, you didn’t get it.”Sparks spent his first six months as bishop in discernment on the diocese’s policy toward same-sex marriage before issuing his letter in December 2016 that outlined a “consensus process” for congregations to offer the rites to couples who request them. Before taking that step, the rector, wardens and vestry would solicit input from parishioners. At the same time, Sparks highlighted canonical law that gives individual clergy members the discretion “to decline to solemnize or bless any marriage.”“I take seriously our baptismal commitment to respect the dignity of every human being which includes honoring the theological diversity among us,” Sparks wrote.Back while Little was still bishop, Grantz had approached one longtime couple in his congregation, Paul Hochstetler and Randy Colburn, and asked if they were interested in traveling north a few miles so he could marry them in “the next church up the road,” in the Diocese of Western Michigan, based on Little’s compromise policy. They declined.“We had always though it would be nice to get married in what had become our home parish, so we didn’t really want to go someplace else to do that,” Hochstetler, 74, said in an interview with ENS.After Sparks opened the door, Hochstetler and Colburn reached out to Grantz to ask about the possibility. It was a simple service, but Hochstetler and Colburn still felt part of “something special and momentous” on Dec. 30, 2017, when they became the first gay couple to marry at Cathedral of St. James.Many people from the congregation attended. “The support, it was very gratifying,” Hochstetler said. “We felt very uplifted.”Six months later, after Buttigieg’s and Glezman’s wedding, a protester began standing outside the cathedral every Sunday holding anti-gay signs. Grantz describes him as harmless, but the cathedral also has fallen victim to minor vandalism – a flag pulled down, human waste left on the steps – as well as the barrage of hate mail. The messages are scanned for threatening content and then discarded.Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Glezman, attend a rally on April 14, to announce Buttigieg’s candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Photo: ReutersOther responses to Buttigieg’s wedding and his defense of it on the campaign trail have been filled with hope.The Rev. Steven Paulikas, a New York rector who wrote an opinion piece in The New York Times about Buttigieg, told ENS his social media feeds filled with positive reactions to the mayor’s wedding, “an interesting overlap of church friends and LGBT friends.”“It was a high-profile same-sex wedding in an Episcopal cathedral,” said Paulikas, who married his husband in 2014. “It was nice to see visibility in a place that wasn’t one of the usual suspects of where queer things happen.”Paulikas, 40, grew up in Michigan and, like Buttigieg, didn’t begin identifying publicly as gay until well after college. In his New York Times piece, Paulikas said he initially “resolved to push my sexuality as deep down from view as I could” to follow his calling to the priesthood. “Yet it was my church that ultimately coaxed me out into the fullness of the person God created me to be.”“That’s what’s so exciting and life-giving about what our church is doing right now,” Paulikas told ENS. He was ordained in 2008 and now serves at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. “All this change has actually happened very quickly. Maybe not quickly enough for some people.”Buttigieg, one of two Episcopalians running for the Democratic nomination, defended his marriage in a speech in April to an LGBTQ political action group. By that time, Buttigieg was drawing increased national attention as much for his faith as for his sexuality. He addressed part of the speech to Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who opposed same-sex marriage as Indiana’s governor.“My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President, it has moved me closer to God,” Buttigieg said. “If you’ve got a problem with who I am, your problem is not with me. Your quarrel, sir, is with my creator.”It was a statement that contained echoes of his wedding day. Buttigieg, in his memoir, recalls Grantz’s “moving sermon, assuring us that we were made for one another by God.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Innovative law trials adopted for upcoming PRO14 Rainbow Cup

first_imgThursday Apr 15, 2021 Innovative law trials adopted for upcoming PRO14 Rainbow Cup Three law variations have been approved by World Rugby for use in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup – Red Card Replacements, Captain’s Challenge and Goal-line drop-outs.ADVERTISEMENTThe law trials were proposed by the PRO14’s Sports & Regulatory Committee and will be implemented from next weekend when the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup kicks off presenting teams with new dynamics that allow for positive play and enhanced decision-making outcomes.WATCH: First Super Rugby Aotearoa goal line drop out sets up amazing finale in tournament openerThese law variations are already in use across Super Rugby Aotearoa and Super Rugby AU and their use has been encouraged by World Rugby to improve the game.LAW VARIATION TRIALS EXPLAINEDReplacement for Red Card player after 20 minutesFor red cards the offending player will be removed from the field for 20 minutes. After this time the team can replace this player with one of their nominated substitutes. The player who is given the red card will not be able to return to the pitch.Just like the awarding of a yellow card, the 20 minutes will be measured in ‘game time’ meaning that the clock will not run during stoppages in play. The Red Card Replacement law will also apply to players who receive two yellow cards (which results in an automatic red).Players who have been substituted for tactical reasons may be used to replace a player who has received a red card. The usual replacement laws continue to apply in that a replaced player may return for an injured front rower, injury due to foul play, HIA or blood.Captain’s ChallengeThe Captain’s Challenge is aimed at enhancing the accuracy of decisions already under the remit of the match officials. Each team is allowed one captain’s challenge in the match. These can be used for try-scoring and foul play incidents, or to challenge any refereeing decision in the last five minutes of a match.The challenge will be referred to the TMO who will review the footage with the match referee making the final decision. If a challenge is successful, then the team keeps their challenge but if it is unsuccessful then the team loses the challenge.Challenges can only be made up to 20 seconds after the referee has blown his whistle for a stoppage in play and only incidents from the last passage of play can be challenged.Prior to the 75-minute mark, the Captain’s Challenge can only be used to check for an infringement in the lead up to a try or to review foul play. The Captain’s Challenge will be applied more broadly from the 75-minute mark in any match at which point the captain, provided they have not already lost their Challenge, can use it to check any whistled decision regardless of whether a try has been scored.ADVERTISEMENTInjury time is included in the post 75-minute period.TMOs will be able to go back to the last stoppage in play, regardless of how many phases have been playedFoul play challenges can be made after any stoppage in play if the captain believes foul play has been missed by the match officialsCaptains must reference ‘specific’ incidents or infringementsFootage must be ‘clear and obvious’ for a challenge to be upheldCaptains cannot refer a scrum or lineout penalty, where the referee’s decision will be finalFor the avoidance of doubt, there is no extra challenge available after 75 minutes. Teams receive one challenge per match and will only retain it if they are successful in a previous challenge.What cannot be challengedA restart in play has happened including a quick tap or quick throw in has been taken, so the team has chosen to play quicklyNon-decisions – where a referee does not blow their whistle for a decision and play continues (unless there is foul play)Set-piece decisions cannot be challenged because they are technical decisions that could provide multiple outcomes based on the interpretations of players and refereesGoal-line drop-outFor held-up over the line, knock-ons that occur in goal or when the ball is grounded by a defending player in the in-goal area after a kick through, the defending team will take a drop-out from anywhere on the goal line.WATCH: Goal Line Drop-Out law has successful debut in New ZealandThe drop-out must be taken on or behind the defending team’s goal line and it must occur without delay. The ball must cut across the goal line and travel 5 metres.If this does not occur a sanction will apply and the non-kicking team may request the kick to be retaken or receive a 5m scrum in line with where the kick was taken.For the avoidance of doubt, a missed penalty kick at goal or a missed drop-goal attempt will still result in a 22m drop-out for the defending team.OPENING WEEKEND FIXTURES:Friday 23 AprilADVERTISEMENTDHL Stormers v Cell C Sharks – KO 18:00 UK / 19:00 RSAUlster v Connacht – KO 20:15Edinburgh v Zebre Rugby Club – KO 20:15 UK / 21:15 ITASaturday, April 24Benetton v Glasgow Warriors – KO 13:00 UK / 14:00 ITAVodacom Bulls v Emirates Lions – KO 15:00 UK / 16:00 RSAOspreys v Cardiff Blues – KO 17:15Leinster v Munster – KO 19:35Sunday, April 25Dragons v Scarlets – KO 13:00 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 8 WEEKS AGO More Scots and fewer English tipped for Lions… 8 WEEKS AGO New chapter for Pacific Island rugby with… 8 WEEKS AGO Over $450 million loss for South Africa’s… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects

first_img20th St. / Mork-Ulnes ArchitectsSave this projectSave20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects Projects Year:  Manufacturers: AlumaTherm, BlueStar, Brendan RavenhillText description provided by the architects. This renovation represents unconventional materials’ capacity to elevate a project otherwise constricted by a tiny budget and planning scrutiny. With an imperative to create an impact on the exterior but remain within the city’s preservation and zoning requirements, a matte black cladding, typically used on skateboarding ramps, wraps the house’s existing two-levels.Save this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesThe residence’s social functions are relocated into a vertical penthouse addition with sweeping views. A hand-drilled, operable steel screen doubles as an awning and diffuses light to imbue the penthouse with a playful atmosphere.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe same hills that poise the residence to have panoramic views also create a notably steep backyard. This sectional condition is celebrated as it enables a connection directly from the third floor to the back garden via a steel catwalk.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid’s First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of “Stacked Vases”Architecture NewsIn Defense of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Petersen Automotive MuseumArticles Share 2011 Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 14 Share “COPY” 20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779136/20th-st-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard Photographscenter_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779136/20th-st-mork-ulnes-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•San Francisco, United States Photographs:  Bruce Damonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  1620 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Mork-Ulnes Architects Area Area of this architecture project United States CopyAbout this officeMork-Ulnes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on December 23, 2015Cite: “20th St. / Mork-Ulnes Architects ” 23 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?旧金山第20大街 / Mork-Ulnes Architects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

WH Residence / M3 Architects

first_img Area:  740 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project WH Residence / M3 Architects Ukraine Houses CopyHouses•Odessa, Ukraine ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of M3 Architects+ 29 Share Projects CopyAbout this officeM3 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOdessaUkrainePublished on August 29, 2017Cite: “WH Residence / M3 Architects” 29 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?黑白相间,层层重叠:WH 住宅 / M3 Architects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 Architects: M3 Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878565/wh-residence-m3-architects Clipboard “COPY” 2017 “COPY” Year:  Manufacturers: GIRA, Reynaers Aluminium, Delta Light, Porcelaingres GmbHCity:OdessaCountry:UkraineMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The residence is located in Odessa, Ukraine near the Black Sea coastal area. The neighborhoods of Arcadia is the main resort area in Ukraine which was defined as a main clubbing center of the country. The residence is erected from structures of two houses. Both buildings contain the same number of functions.Save this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsThe main facades of these two buildings are combined into a composition and oriented to a luxury apartment house. This solution of two buildings makes the facade visually reserved and provide privacy to the owners. All functional areas are divided into three groups- private, public and technical areas.Save this picture!AxonometricThe common space is located on the 1st floor. An entrance, wardrobes, a living room and a kitchen with a dining area make the composition of a public space. The recreation area includes a swimming pool with a terrace connected to spa zone. The inner space of the courtyard and a ground floor visually form one composition.Save this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsPerforming the role of a base the ground floor can read easily through conditional boundaries with air and warm light. The front door, the living room with a kitchen and dining area are established on the same level to achieve the most convenient and open layout for the 1st floor. The technical area is located on the ground floor.Save this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsThe open transparent volume of a staircase leads to the second and third floors which are performed like the private area. The bedrooms are established like separate units with bathrooms and wardrobes. Each bedroom has an exit to the terrace with a view of the courtyard. The key factor for architectural solutions for the residence was to create the most open, but private space of two separate symmetrical volumes in conditions of a dense urban environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of M3 ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessLa Licorne Office Building / PERIPHERIQUES Marin+Trottin ArchitectesSelected ProjectsRanwu Lake Campsite/ArchermitSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878565/wh-residence-m3-architects Clipboard WH Residence / M3 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWH Residence / M3 Architectslast_img read more

Capuri House / Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura

first_img Projects Capuri House / Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura ArchDaily Brazil 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929803/capuri-house-sergio-conde-caldas-arquitetura Clipboard Year:  “COPY” Architects: Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Area:  22292 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929803/capuri-house-sergio-conde-caldas-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Casa Capuri emerges amidst the nature of the land where palm trees, river and sea oppose the urban.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaThe project started adopting two transverse rectangular-based prisms, supported by five pillars and a stone wall. The real perception is of a damping of the fifth facade. The large free spans and structural swings arise with the premise of respecting and preserving the thirty-six palm trees of forty meters to the land, so that the horizontality of the architecture positively confronts nature, bringing a sense of respect to the surroundings.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaThe gesture of the design shows the weight and subtlety very carefully, emphasizing the transparency that integrates the interior and exterior. Permeable facades face south and east in order to combat moisture and accentuate lighting.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaSave this picture!Planta – Pavimento TérreoSave this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaThe whole house is an invitation to new discoveries. The technical complexity is incorporated into the subsoil; the equipment becomes invisibly to meet the contemporary. Each planned space coexists in complete freedom among the large living areas. The dining room and wine cellar have a vertical breadth amid one of the inner courtyards.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaWe dealt with the different plans respecting the topography with the intention of configuring open and connected environments, we used the unevenness as a strategy for splitting them into three groups, thus ensuring visual contact yet isolating the flows, as well as segmenting them. The service is attached to the social area on the first floor, keeping in evidence the natural elements, both for indicating the division between the parts of the house and poetically for supporting all the weight of the upper floor.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaThe personality of the project is present in the decision to work with a mixed structure, using the metal to support spans of up to twelve meters, prestressed concrete slabs and also, the ribbed slab for the tennis court that has independent access to the roof.Landscaping was a concern. It is precisely planned and present in the coverage of the prism valuing the very conservation of the slab. The water deserves attention, the swimming pool goes unnoticed inserted to the contemporaneity of the structure of the house downstairs. The deck both integrates the environment and is a fundamental part of the facade, as well as the large water mirrors that cause the sensation of buoyancy favoring the visual concept of the project.So we prioritized architecture and feeling, living each day at Casa Capuri is like the infinite pleasure of a new experience.Save this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaProject gallerySee allShow lessDesignTO Symposium: A Future without WorkEventCall for Submissions: New Exhibiting Season of the 3M3 Programme at Kolektiv GalleryCall for Submissions Share Houses Capuri House / Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveCapuri House / Sergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaSave this picture!Cortesia de Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyHouses•São Conrado, Brazil CopyAbout this officeSergio Conde Caldas ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão ConradoBrazilPublished on December 09, 2019Cite: “Capuri House / Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura” [Casa Capuri / Sergio Conde Caldas Arquitetura] 09 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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! 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Belfast City Council offers a range of community grants

first_imgBelfast City Council offers a range of community grants 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. Tagged with: Funding Northern Ireland  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Small Development Grants: funding is available for festivals, arts and heritage, community safety, good relations, St Patrick’s Day, parks events, sports events and large and small sports development grants.Deadline: 12 noon on Wednesday 2 July 2014.Applications and guidelines can be found on the Belfast City council website under grants and funding.center_img Belfast City Council has set a number of summer deadlines for a range of community development grants.Grants are available for revenue costs of buildings, capacity building grants, generalist advice grants and small development grants for festivals, arts and sports. The details are:Revenue Grant for a Community Building: contributes to the running costs for community buildings to enable groups to deliver a broad based programme to meet community need and support community development. The maximum grant is likely to be £20,000 per annum.Capacity Building Grant: funding leadership within the community development sector; to help meet the capacity building needs of member groups and advocate for the area or residents; the maximum grant is likely to be £50,000 per annum.The deadline for both is 12 noon, Thursday 10 JulyGeneralist Advice Grant: funding appropriate consortia to provide generalist advice services across Belfast. Applications are open to local advice consortia with members registered with either CAB or Advice NI to provide generalist advice services. Applicants must meet the Department of Social Development’s (DSD) Opening Doors strategic objectives.Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 4 August 2014. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 June 2014 | Newslast_img read more

“Illegal” move by government to ban live coverage of Taliban attacks

first_img News RSF_en May 3, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts March 4, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Illegal” move by government to ban live coverage of Taliban attacks Reporters Without Borders urges the Afghan interior ministry to reverse its decision to ban live media coverage of Taliban attacks on the grounds that the information provided by journalists could be used by the insurgents to coordinate their actions. The press freedom organisation supports the culture ministry’s plan to bring media representatives and security officials together on 6 March to seek a solution to the crisis triggered by the ban.“’We fully understand that the government’s priority is to protect civilians but the public’s right to be informed about ongoing operations is also a priority and we are worried by a measure that could only lead to biased coverage of the conflict,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We regard the interior ministry’s decision as a veiled bid to disguise the realities of the conflict and to conceal events that are not to the advantage of the government and coalition forces,” the press freedom organisation added.The head of the government’s media centre, Hakim Ashir, confirmed on 2 March that the interior minister had decided to ban live media coverage of Taliban attacks. “This kind of coverage endangers journalists and gives the enemy forces an enormous tactical advantage,” he said. Claiming that coverage of military attacks was a matter of state secrecy, the head of the Kabul criminal investigation department, Abdolghafar Seidzadeh, said the ban was decided by the National Security Council. All the media, both national and international, are affected by the ban.Ariana TV news editor Abdul Qadeer Merzai told Reporters Without Borders: “According to Afghan laws, the public has a right to clear, transparent and accurate information. We support all decisions that help to preserve the lives of citizens and journalists, but if the aim is to censor us or to undermine free expression and the laws, we are resolutely opposed.”Tolo TV news editor Mojahed Kaker said to Reporters Without Borders his station had objected to the decision “because it violates the constitution and media law, which guarantee unrestricted access to information.” He added: “Our station does not accept regulations which are illegal and which limit freedom of expression.”The live coverage ban follows a bloody Taliban attack in the centre of Kabul on 27 February in which 17 people were killed, including a French filmmaker. The suicide operation highlighted the government’s weakness and the ability of the insurgents to strike at the heart of the capital. Several journalists who were at the scene of the events were arrested and their equipment was confiscated.This is not the first time the Afghan government has tried to censor journalists covering the war. During the presidential election campaign last August, the foreign and interior ministries asked the media not to refer to the wave of violence throughout the country, even in areas where the government’s control was strongest, “in view of the need to ensure the wide participation of the Afghan people (…) and prevent any election-related terrorist violence.” The interior ministry statement forbad journalists to mention terrorist attacks and instructed them keep away from the scene of any attacks.In June 2006, the National Security Directorate summoned the executives and editors of some ten Afghan news media in order to tell them what they could and could not do. Following the meeting, the NSD sent a list of forbidden subjects to the leading news media.Reporters Without Borders has on several occasions condemned the tendency of the security forces to harass reporters when they try to military operations or clashes with armed groups. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Organisation Follow the news on Afghanistan to go furthercenter_img News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says March 11, 2021 Find out more RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Named Metro Board Chair

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Government Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl Named Metro Board Chair Published on Friday, July 27, 2018 | 6:29 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is now the new chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board of Directors.Kuehl succeeded most recent Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.“I am honored and very much looking forward to leading the Board over the coming year,” Kuehl said in a statement. “We have a great number of truly exciting projects and initiatives coming to fruition and I look forward to continuing our focus on our riders and employees, especially regarding the ways in which our programs impact women, who have their own unique experiences and concerns.”Metro is important to Pasadena because it operates public transportation throughout Los Angeles County and plays leading roles with the Gold Line and the 710 Extension route.Kuehl said she will continue to work with the Board and Metro CEO Phil Washington on improving the experience of those riding the Metro system. In addition, she plans on working with Metro’s Women and Girls Council to focus on training and hiring more women in non-traditional career positions.She also expressed her enthusiasm for Metro’s ongoing NextGen Bus Study, which seeks to restructure and reimagine the Metro bus system to be more relevant, reflective of and attractive to the residents of Los Angeles County. The redesigned bus service network will dramatically improve service. Buses carry about 70 percent of Metro’s riders.As Metro’s new Board Chair, Kuehl has appointed chairs on six committee of the Metro Board of Directors.L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who represents Pasadena, has been appointed chair of the finance, budget and audit committee.Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker is now chair of the planning and programming committee. Los Angeles City Council Member Mike Bonin is chair of the operations, safety, and customer experience committee. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is chair of the construction committee. Duarte Mayor John Fasana now sits as chair of the AD HOC Committee on Congestion, Highway and Roads.Supervisor Kuehl will also chair the Board’s executive management committee.Metro’s 13-member Board is comprised of the five Los Angeles County supervisors, four members appointed by the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee and the Mayor of Los Angeles, and three members appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles.The position of Board Chair rotates between the three groups.last_img read more