BlackBerry claims Playbook is more powerful than iPad

first_img BLACKBERRY maker Research in Motion (RIM) yesterday fired a warning shot to Apple when it released a video claiming to show the superiority of its tablet computer.RIM is set to launch its rival to the all-conquering iPad in the second quarter next year. Named the Playbook, it will attempt to lure users with its ability to run Flash videos, which Apple has blocked.The video runs through a series of comparison tests with a BlackBerry Playbook and Apple iPad, which demonstrate the speed of the PlayBook Browser, its support for rich Flash content, and the performance of open web standards like HTML 5 on the PlayBook. On paper the Playbook looks like a possible contender for the iPad’s crown.Its processor and RAM are both superior, despite its smaller size. This would be good news for users dealing with a lot of video or multi-tasking between apps. It also appears to have been positioned closer to BlackBerry’s core enterprise market, rather than the consumer-facing iPad, which could reel in large numbers of business-focused users. However, analysts say the product has come late to a market Apple’s tablet computer has already taken by the scruff of the neck. In Apple’s fourth fiscal quarter, the second quarter that the iPad has been available, the company sold 4.2m units. Analysts also see Google Android-powered devices becoming increasingly important. BlackBerry claims Playbook is more powerful than iPad KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 18 November 2010 7:35 pm Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL last_img read more

GC chief McArthur defends track record, hails industry progress

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland GC chief McArthur defends track record, hails industry progress Topics: Legal & compliance Email Address 23rd January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylecenter_img British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur defended the Commission amid mounting criticism, arguing that it was the industry, not the regulator’s, job to protect its reputation. British Gambling Commission chief executive Neil McArthur defended the Commission amid mounting criticism, arguing that it was the industry, not the regulator’s, job to protect its reputation.McArthur addressed criticism from both sides of the debate on gambling regulation in a speech to the CMS Gambling Conference, an event organised by the law firm CMS.He argued against the idea that the commission was not working hard enough to fight gambling-related harm, a position put forward by the Gambling-Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group, which called the commission “not fit for purpose.”“It is easy to accuse regulators of being ‘asleep on the job’ but it isn’t true,” McArthur said. “I lead a team who are passionately committed to making gambling safer.“For example, I have colleagues on our contact centre dealing directly with consumers, some of whom are in crisis and need help. We meet frequently with people with lived experience and we try and bring them into our work and will try to do more of that, because it helps change mindsets.“And I’d like to explain on a personal level why I am so determined to make a difference for consumers. I have gambled and I can see why people gamble, provided it doesn’t become a problem. At the same time, I spent my early career as a local authority child protection lawyer – I know the terrible effects that addiction and neglect can have on families.”However, McArthur also took on the accusation that the Commission attempted to interfere too much in the lives of players.““That’s not how I see it. Consumers have always been at the heart of our approach to regulation and they always will be,” he said. “We don’t suggest that we know better than they do, we bring them into our work and we want to do that more and more in the future.”McArthur added that he was aware of the bad press the gambling industry had faced of late, but said it was down to operators to rebuild the industry’s reputation.“Are the bad news stories about gambling the Commission’s fault? McArthur asked. “Maybe – but the solution sits with operators, not me. In 2017, we introduced a much tougher compliance and enforcement regime.“We did that because we needed to significantly change the behaviour of operators and those who run them. There were far too many failures, too many repeated instances of lessons not being learned and – frankly – standards were not good enough. I realise that each press release we put out adds to the weight of negative stories, but it’s not my job to create positive stories or suppress bad news stories.”McArthur went on to say that the rate of problem gambling can and must be lowered, arguing that it was “simply unacceptable” that there are more than 300,000 problem gamblers in Great Britain.“Some commentators have suggested that 340,000 problem gamblers is a glass floor that can’t be broken through,” McArthur said. “If you think that we cannot reduce the number of people experiencing gambling related harm, you need to find another job.“There is a saying: if you believe you cannot do something, you’re right. So, if you believe nothing can be done, you have already failed. Your mindset is wrong and that self-limiting belief means that youare going to struggle to make progress. So if you cannot change your mindset you need to go and do something else and make way for other people.”He added that he was glad to see efforts to lower this were based out of evidence and experience and pointed to the integration of AML and responsible gambling measures as one positive step that the industry has taken recently. However, he warned the regulator would continue to be tough on those that fail to expectations, even as behaviour was changing as a result of operators’ efforts.“The CEOs and boards I meet are clearly committed to making gambling safer. I welcome that. The industry trade bodies are making public commitments to make gambling safer.  I welcome that – in particular, I welcome the change of tone from the British Gaming Council over what has gone before. Operators are collaborating for the benefit of consumers.”In addition, McArthur touched on many of the initiatives announced by the Gambling Commission earlier this month. On 18 January, the Commission announced that it will work with GVC Holdings, Sky Betting and Gaming, Playtech and SG Gaming to form three industry working groups in an effort to make gambling safer.SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games, and Playtech have agreed to head up work on producing an industry code for product design, while Sky Betting and Gaming will oversee an advertising technology working group. Meanwhile, GVC will lead a third group addressing issues around VIP inducements to gamble. Should the Industry Code for Game Design being developed by SG and Playtech be considered effective, it will be made part of the Licensing Conditions and Codes of Practice. For the VIP working group, McArthur warned that if tangible progress is not made, the Commission would be forced to step in. A wider project, in which operators collaborate to develop a single customer view across all brands and sites, aims to “significantly enhance player safety”.“There is a risk that I am accused of being too cosy with the industry, or permitting the industry to regulate itself – it isn’t true but is easy to say,” McArthur said. “But it’s a risk I am happy to take as I think we have a massive opportunity to make significant improvements for consumers, which is why we have launched four initiatives which have the capacity to deliver real and rapid change for consumers in key areas of risk.”McArthur also mentioned the commission’s decision to ban the use of credit cards in gambling, which will come into effect in April, as well as stricter age verification rules, which came into effect in May 2019. 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This FTSE 100 stalwart has fallen 60%. Here’s why I’m buying

first_img 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 Image source: Getty Images center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 12th April, 2020 | More on: RR Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Shares in FTSE 100 stalwart Roll-Royce (LSE: RR) have plunged by 60% over the past four weeks. This dramatic slump has taken shares in the engineering group down to a level not seen for 10 years.For investors with a long-term time horizon, now could be a great time to buy the stock.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…FTSE 100 stock slumpInvestors have been selling shares in Rolls over the past few weeks, due to the company’s exposure to the airline sector. The FTSE 100 engineer is one of the two primary suppliers of jet engines in the world. As such, Rolls’ growth is tied to the global airline industry.However, now that virtually all of the global airline fleet has been grounded, Rolls is going to struggle.According to the FTSE 100 company’s latest trading update, engine flying hours were down by about 40% in March. They’re expected to fall further in April. The group is paid by airlines based on how many hours its engines fly.As a result of this, the company has suspended its dividend, has raised £1bn of new credit facilities, and could furlough up to 50% of its shop-floor workers.Unfortunately, as it’s impossible to stay how long the coronavirus outbreak will last at this stage, it’s impossible to predict when Rolls will recover.However, its current weakness is also its biggest strength. As noted above, the company is one of the two primary jet engine producers in the world. That’s not going to change anytime soon.So, when the global economy re-starts, this FTSE 100 blue-chip champion should roar back into action. It could take some time for the business to recover, but the global aviation industry is only set to grow over the next five to 10 years. Rolls should be able to profit from that in the long run.Time to buyAs such, now could be a good time for long-term investors to grab a share of this British engineering giant. The business could recover quickly when the economy beings to take off again. A resumption of aircraft manufacturing would shock the business back to life. And when planes return to the sky, Rolls will start to see payments from airlines again. In the meantime, Rolls’ defence and power systems businesses are still ticking over. Last year, the FTSE 100 group’s defence business delivered roughly 50% of the firm’s £808m underlying operating profit.On top of this, the organisation’s power systems business delivered an operating profit of £375m in 2019. This business is already seeing a pickup in demand from China. These two businesses should help the company keep the lights on while waiting for the aviation business to recover. When it does, long-term investors could be well rewarded.If the stock returns to 2019 levels, investors could see an upside of nearly 100%. This FTSE 100 stalwart has fallen 60%. Here’s why I’m buying See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Here are the 5 best UK shares I would buy right now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Thus far, 2020 has been a whirlwind for investors. From the market crash in February to the sharp rise in global equities following the Covid-19 vaccine news, it’s been a bumpy ride. Tricky market conditions make finding the best stocks to invest in of paramount importance.Furthermore, as we approach the end of another calendar year, investors will naturally be thinking of the best shares to buy ahead of 2021. With that in mind, here are five of my top picks.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…The growth potential of technology stocksWhen it comes to picking stocks with serious long-term growth potential, those in the tech sector immediately spring to my mind. As we’ve witnessed over the last year, we rely on technology now more than ever. What’s more, that trend is likely to continue given the impact of digital technologies and automation in the workplace.As such, when looking for the best UK shares to buy right now, I’ll start by considering a handful of high-quality tech firms. For example, think about online food retailer Ocado, whose shares have rocketed 94% since the beginning of March. With no physical stores, the company carries out all deliveries from its state-of-the-art warehouses, which harness the power of robotics.Moreover, IT, consulting, and software services firm Kainos has been catching my eye recently. The company provides critical tech services to a range of businesses, governments, and healthcare providers. With 360 customers around the world, Kainos’ clientele is rapidly expanding. As a result, I expect its share price to rise in tandem. What’s more, with revenues and profits rapidly increasing over the last few years, I’m excited to see if the company can continue with such impressive earnings growth.Shifting consumer trendsSpeaking of industries we’ve come to rely on, the global pandemic has highlighted the extraordinary appeal of online retail. With lockdown restrictions resulting in store closures across the country, many companies were forced to shift to online retail. Moreover, businesses with an already strong online presence really reaped the benefits.Take AO World as a prime example. The online retailer of electrical products saw business boom in the wake of the pandemic, resulting in share price growth of 317% this year. CEO John Roberts believes AO’s market has changed forever and I’m inclined to agree. Moving forward, I’m confident the company can capitalise on the structural shift in consumer behaviour and continue to establish a strong market position in the e-commerce industry.No discussion of online retail would be complete without mentioning either ASOS or Boohoo. The two online fashion companies have exploded in popularity over recent years. On top of this, they’re perfectly positioned to benefit from evolving consumer behaviour. Both have registered impressive revenue growth in recent years, and I don’t see any sign of that slowing down significantly. With that in mind, both companies are among my best UK shares to buy right now.  Matthew Dumigan owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, and Kainos. 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. Here are the 5 best UK shares I would buy right now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Matthew Dumigan | Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Church in Wales declares climate emergency

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Submit an Event Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Environment & Climate Change Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Eventscenter_img [Church in Wales] Members of the Church in Wales on April 14 declared a climate emergency and agreed that an “urgent and rapid global response” to global warming is necessary.They also voted to plan for the whole church to have net-zero carbon emissions, ideally by 2030, and to divest funds from fossil fuels.Climate change was a key issue at the online meeting of the Church’s Governing Body. The motion to declare a climate emergency and commit to net-zero carbon emissions was brought by the church’s environmental group, CHASE (Church Action for Sustaining the Environment).Read the entire article here. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Apr 16, 2021 Church in Wales declares climate emergency Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

House by the forest / cakov+partners

first_imgCopyAbout this officecakov+partnersOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOstružnáCzech RepublicPublished on February 02, 2019Cite: “House by the forest / cakov+partners” 02 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 Projects Houses Photographs House by the forest / cakov+partners House by the forest / cakov+partnersSave this projectSaveHouse by the forest / cakov+partners “COPY” Save this picture!© Metodiy Monev+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910486/house-by-the-forest-cakov-plus-partners Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Ostružná, Czech Republiccenter_img Architects: cakov+partners Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Heroal, Sto, RustiqueSave this picture!© Metodiy MonevRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineNew house for a young familyHousing near Prague, yet in direct contact with the landscape. The context and the relationship to the surroundings are decisive. The first floor construction with brick tilling similar to the archetype of the country house, is placed on a concrete base that is unilaterally opened to the view. Reliable materials are a prerequisite for long-term life and dignified aging in the natural context of the site.Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevThe family house in Petřikov near Prague was designed for a young four-member family. The owners addressed us with a simple assignment: to come up with a design of the house. They gave us the regulations from the local municipality office, and left the rest us. They told us that they are going to sell their apartment in Prague and that they are going to use the proceeds from that sales, along with a small mortgage, to fund the construction of the new home. It was clear that we were hired from the beginning not only as architects, but also as family budget counselors, as none of the investors was from the industry. In addition, the mother was on maternity leave, she was taking care of two young children and the whole family budget was provided by her husband. A situation known to many.Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevUnlike a conventional new houses build in the satellite areas of big cities, where a large family home is built on a small 500 to 600 m2 plot (often with twice the permissible build-up space), we agreed with the investors that in this case it is necessary to invest in the space. Not the interior space, but space for life and privacy. Thanks to mutual trust and good communication, the proposal was created without any unnecessary additions and within limited budget. The house occupies only ten per cent of the area of the 2000 m2 plot. The total usable area of the house is 223 m2, including garage and technical rooms. The family house has a garage for only one car, which no matter how big, almost always ends up as a warehouse (which has also been confirmed in this case). The house does not have a swimming pool, garden alcove or summer kitchen. The size of the openings on the facade were designed so that, in case of financial deficiency, they will be filled with plastic windows without dividers, thereby maintaining the visual intent. Fortunately, this did not happen and aluminum windows were installed.Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevThe cooperation with the investor began even before they purchased the land. We visited the land together and, after mutual agreement, the buyer bought it. The advantage of the plot is that it is located at the end of the village, it has neighbors from only two sides and the other two sides border with forest and free landscape. The house itself is situated in the northeast part of the property. It maintains the necessary distance from the north and from the street. The rest of the southwestern part of the plot is intended for the life of the family. The land flows continuously into the woods and landscapes where wild animals move freely. This was crucial when creating the concept. The house is closed from the side of the neighbors and opens up to the southwest, making it part of the nature. This feeling is perceptible from every room in the house, in any hour of the day or night.Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevSave this picture!Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevThe functional division of the house is very common. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining room, living room and the technical part of the house. The common space is dominated by a “picture” in form of solid glazing that frames the surrounding landscape, which varies according to the season. On the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. These two zones vary with both the shape and the material used – the rectangular ground floor is defined by architectural concrete. The reinforced concrete wall, in addition to its supporting function, serves as a screen that covers cars parked in front of the garage and the disorder that often arises in front of it. A backlit bench protruding from the wall is leading to the main entrance of the house. The first floor of the house is placed on a concrete cuboid. The brick tilling of the facade and the sloping, aluminum roof clearly distinguish it with the materials used in it. Emphasis was placed on non-maintenance of the house – therefore, durable materials were added to the facades and roofs to complement the aluminum windows and concrete pavements around the house.Save this picture!© Metodiy MonevHerzog and de Meuron Donate Selection of Works to MoMAArchitecture NewsZhengzhou: From Rail-City to Metro-polisArchitecture Books Share Czech Republic Year:  Photographs:  Metodiy Monev Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Area:  223 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910486/house-by-the-forest-cakov-plus-partners Clipboardlast_img read more

Paddington™ to become a Champion for Children in support of UNICEF

first_img Paddington™ is to become a champion for children in a partnership between UNICEF and Vivendi, the global content, media and communications group and owner of the Paddington brand.The beloved immigrant bear ‘from darkest Peru’ will help the children’s charity promote the rights of children around the world, and to keep them happy, healthy and safe.The corporate and charity partners believe that the values exemplified by Paddington – of kindness, tolerance, and perseverance in the face of adversity, or marmalade-related mishaps – make him the perfect champion for children’s rights.SEE ALSO: Charity gets help online from darkest PeruThe partnership will be visible first in the UK, USA and Europe, and will coincide with the release of Paddington 2, the sequel to the 2014 film Paddington, and the 60th anniversary in 2018 of the first Paddington book. The partnership will be expanded subequently to other countries.Vivendi took full ownership of the Paddington brand worldwide in 2016, apart from the classic publishing rights. Advertisement UNICEF UK and PaddingtonIn the UK, Paddington will support UNICEF UK’s campaign around refugee children and will be featured prominently in UNICEF UK’s OutRight campaign, in which millions of children around the UK, learn about their own rights and become empowered to speak out in support of the rights of all children.This year’s campaign will feature the story of the small bear, who has to leave his home in Darkest Peru, and is sent to London with a label around his neck politely asking whoever finds him to ’Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ Paddington’s link to refugee children is well-known. Michael Bond, the author of the Paddington books, who died in June this year, told The Daily Telegraph in 2014 how the bear’s story was partly inspired by his memories of seeing Jewish children arriving at Reading station having escaped from Germany on the kindertransport.He said: “I remember their labels round their necks and then I remember going to the cinema and seeing on the newsreel that Hitler had moved into some new country and seeing footage of elderly people pushing prams with all their belongings in them. Refugees are the saddest sight, I still think that”.Paddington finds a new family, home and community, with a little help from his friendly nature, politeness, and ability to stand up for himself when needed, by fixing people who have ’forgotten’ how to behave with a ’hard stare’. UNICEF UK believe that his story will help children in the UK learn that the right to a home, to be cared for and to an education applies to all children.Kindness of strangersLily Caprani, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF UK, said: “We are living in a time when millions of children around the world are being forced to leave their homes, and to put their trust in the kindness of strangers. As such, it seems especially appropriate and welcome to be working with a partner like Vivendi, and to have a champion like Paddington, whose own story of leaving Darkest Peru and finding a new family and home in a strange country, resonates as strongly and freshly today, as it did when it was first published.“With the help of partners like Vivendi and Paddington, we will be able to make sure that millions more people hear about children’s rights, and with their support, build a world in which every child, wherever they are, knows that there will be people like Mr and Mrs Brown, to keep them happy, healthy and safe.”Simon Gillham OBE, member of the Vivendi Management Board, stated: “We are hugely proud that UNICEF has chosen Paddington as a champion for its campaign to promote the rights of children all around the globe. Paddington is the perfect example of tolerance, love and openness to other cultures, from Peru to the rest of the world.”Paddington and children’s charitiesPaddington has been busy helping other UK charities fundraise and promote children’s needs:The Paddington trail raises over £930k for NSPCC (26 January 2015)Paddington launches Bear Miles for Action for Children (1 August 2014)Paddington: a platform for fundraising (9 August 1999)Paddington launches website to benefit Action Research (10 July 2001) Tagged with: corporate Youth  329 total views,  1 views today 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. WATCH: Paddington, episode 1: Please look after this bear[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdVPymvBCm8[/youtube]center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  330 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Paddington™ to become a Champion for Children in support of UNICEF Howard Lake | 22 September 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Artists invited to apply for studios

first_imgPrint NewsBreaking newsArtists invited to apply for studiosBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 647 Advertisement Linkedin Picture: Gareth WilliamsTHE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore.Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio or gallery/workshop space and accompanying documentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those intending to apply to both studios are asked to submit two separate applications. Applications should be made to the Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, or by email [email protected] WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Twitter Email Previous articleCycle to support school for the deafNext articleCouple jump to safety from burning house John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Have your say at Limerick’s Community Day

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Community Day unites people of Limerick Email Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Communities invited to influence council policy Linkedincenter_img Limerick PPN representatives; Patrick McEligott, Trish Forde-Brennan, James O’Donoghue, Donnah Vuma, Cillian Flynn, Liz, Price, Susan O’Neil, Brian Leddin, Maureen Browne, Patrick CumminsA Community Day is to be held in Limerick City that will allow local people to have their say on a range of issues that are important to them.Limerick Community Participation Network (CPN) are inviting the people of Limerick to meet with their Public Participation Network (PPN) representatives to discuss the accessibility issues affecting them in their locality.Local transport is just one of the issues that people can discuss with their PPN representative on the day. “I got involved because the inaccessibility of transport from rural to city is a major challenge for me and my group,” said Maureen Browne from Step Forward Disability Group.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those in attendance will also be able to discuss issues across several different areas including: economic development, enterprise and planning, the environment, home and social development, community, leisure and emergency services, joint policing and local community development.“Limerick PPN is an exciting new opportunity for community and voluntary, social inclusion, as well as environmental groups to be actively involved in council policy-making from the early stages. We want to hear what the issues are affecting people every day. Are they able to access local public transport? Is council information presented in ways that are easy for them to understand? Are their local public services meeting their needs?” said Elisa O’Donovan, Headway, one of the groups involved in Limerick CPN.The Community Day will be held on Wednesday 22 February at the Small Exhibition Area, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay from 10:30am until 4pm.For more information, contact Elisa O’Donovan at [email protected] or phone 087-9120231 TAGSLimerick community participation networkPPN Advertisement NewsCommunityLocal NewsHave your say at Limerick’s Community DayBy Editor – February 19, 2017 1038 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Rose volunteers to help Belarus childrenNext articleCompetition winner Editor last_img read more

Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation

first_imgHome Local News Crime Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation WhatsApp Noe Galan, in custody left; Ruben Hernandez, still wanted Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation Pinterest Pinterest By admin – May 8, 2018 Police searching for man connected to hit and run The five suspects were identified as 38-year-old Liz Hernandez, 21-year-old Brian Hernandez, 43-year-old Stacey Castillo, 37-year-old Ruben Hernandez and Galan.All but one of the suspects, Ruben Hernandez, has been arrested and charged.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ruben Hernandez to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Twitter 1 of 2center_img Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twitter Noe Galan Facebook Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 8Next articleGUEST VIEW: A new NAFTA must halt intellectual property theft admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Noe Galan, in custody left; Ruben Hernandez, still wanted Facebook WhatsApp A fourth suspect in a 4-year-old Odessa homicide investigation was arrested Monday, and police are still searching for one more suspect.The suspect, 38-year-old Noe Garcia Galan, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Monday by U.S. Border Patrol, an Odessa Police Department news release stated, and charged with capital murder.Officers were first called about a subject with a gun in May 2014 in the 1600 block of North Dixie Boulevard, the release detailed, which later turned into a kidnapping. Soon thereafter, officers were called about shots fired at Neta Place, which turned into a gunshot victim.Sean Lamb, 22, had been fatally shot multiple times as a result of a stolen large quantity of narcotics, the release stated, and the actions of several suspects reportedly led to the shooting and death of Lamb. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleVirgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more