first_img Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 2 February 2011 7:25 pm KCS-content whatsapp BetfairThe bookies have appointed a new non-executive director to its board: Baroness Denise Kingsmill. She will also sit on the company’s audit committee in this role. Kingsmill has experience serving on the competition commission, of which she was deputy chairman 1996-2003, and she has also chaired three reviews and taskforces for various government departments. She is currently a member of Microsoft’s European Policy Council.Aviva InvestorsKevin Talbot and Manish Singhai have joined the firm as chief investment officers of fixed income and equities respectively for Asia. They will both report to Tahnoon Pasha. Talbot joins from ANZ Bank and has also worked at AMP Capital Investors. Singhai moves over from Arjava Capital, a company he incorporated, and has previously worked for a decade at AllianceBernstein.Navigant ConsultingNicholas Pollard has joined the consultancy as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa construction consulting operations team. He joins the company from Bovis Lend Lease, where he was chief executive of Lend Lease UK. He has also previously worked at Skanska UK and was a director at Railtrack/Network Rail. His main areas of expertise are civil engineering, utility networks and commercial building. Barclays WealthJulia Church has been appointed as head of Guernsey within Barclays Wealth’s advisory division. She will be in charge of managing the Guernsey platform with a focus on deepening client relationships. She will report to Walter Coxon, managing director of the division. She joins the firm from Credit Suisse Trust, where she was a board director. Interim PartnersAngela Hickmore has joined the firm’s management team. Hickmore has spent a decade at Albemarle Interim Management where she was a managing director. Previously, she was a director of Management Resources at Robert Half. She has worked with clients including the Bank of England, Northern Rock, RBS and Lloyds.Ascent ResourcesGraham Cooper has joined the board of the resources firm. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Scout pens omni-channel fantasy sports deal with Allbet

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Scout Gaming Group has entered into an omni-channel agreement to provide its daily fantasy sports platform to Namibia-licensed operator Allbet. Regions: Africa Scout Gaming Group has entered into an omni-channel agreement to provide its daily fantasy sports platform to Namibia-licensed operator Allbet.Under the deal, Allbet will have full access to the Scout platform, allowing it to offer a complete daily fantasy sports service to its customers.Allbet is yet to launch its online gambling platform in Namibia, but is scheduled to go live with the fantasy sports solution before the end of the first quarter. The operator also plans to integrate the Scout platform into its land-based operation.The agreement marks Scout’s second fantasy sports deal in Africa, having also recently gone live in Africa with online gaming operator Betway.“We are widening our operation into the online space; we wanted an exceptional product offering and decided to include fantasy sports,” Allbet managing director Andre Botha said.“It was clear that Scout Gaming is the true market leader, both in terms of markets, sports and game format as well as available prize pools.”Scout’s chief executive Andreas Ternström added: “Allbet has shown a strong track record in their retail operations and I’m very happy to be chosen as their supplier as they enter the online market.” Scout pens omni-channel fantasy sports deal with Allbet 16th January 2020 | By contenteditor DFS Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation DFS Tags: Fantasy Sports Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

How I’d invest £10k following Warren Buffett’s investment tips

first_imgHow I’d invest £10k following Warren Buffett’s investment tips Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hikma Pharmaceuticals. 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’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. 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This has served him well in amassing his considerable fortune.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…Some key factors Warren Buffett looks for in a company before investing include:Management with integrityReasonably low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E)Room for growthA plan to make a profitDividend paymentsA sensible level of debtSpreading the riskIf I had £10k to invest today and was to follow Warren Buffett’s advice, I’d look for two to four companies to invest in. Around £2.5k to £5k per investment seems like a sensible sum to get started with (anything less and the transaction fees eat into any profits).I’d vary the sectors to dilute risk, and I’d look to invest in areas relevant to the political climate we are living in.Some areas of investment I anticipate increased interest in for 2020 are:Plant-based dietsFighting data breachesTerrorism protectionReducing our carbon footprintTaking these into consideration, I’d probably look for a company in health and pharmaceuticals, one in defence and one involved in manufacturing healthy ingredients. Examples that spring to mind include FTSE 100 companies Hikma Pharmaceuticals and BAE Systems and FTSE 250 business Tate & Lyle. However, these stocks all did very well in 2019 and may now have P/Es higher than preferable for a Warren Buffett-type investment.When researching companies for yourself, it’s important to look at past performance, current sentiment surrounding the stock and the future outlook management has planned for the company. A good place to start is reading the latest annual report.Debt and dividendsChoosing well-established companies that you can count on to go the distance means your money will be better protected in times of recession or political uncertainty. By investing in a company that you understand and that makes sense to you as a viable business is a big part of the selection process. Each of the companies I mentioned above make sense to me and I think they have a strong purpose in the world today. When you find a company about which you feel the same, I must say that one key issue to be aware of is any firm’s debt levels. 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Anglican Church of Canada appoints new general secretary

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Posted Jul 27, 2020 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags People The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Anglican Church of Canada appoints new general secretary Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Anglican Church of Canada] On July 25 the Council of General Synod confirmed the appointment of the Ven. Alan Perry as general secretary of the Anglican Church of Canada as of Sept. 1, 2020. Perry will succeed the Ven. Michael Thompson, who finishes his ministry as General Secretary on Aug. 31. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC center_img Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Bath, NC Read the full announcement here. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

South Apopka through the eyes of a 13-year-old

first_img Joe Shmoe Reggie Connell Reply Wow, Sarah, so are you implying I should be a motivation speaker? Interesting……. Please enter your comment! Reply Reply Mama Mia There was a gentleman who came to a City of Apopka meeting awhile back, I can’t remember his name, and he worked with a group of volunteers who go all around our area and do volunteer manual labor and work to help people who are elderly and others who don’t have the necessary income to do needed repairs to their homes. I can’t remember his name, but I was impressed by his talks to the council and what his group was doing. February 7, 2017 at 8:49 pm Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply February 6, 2017 at 5:52 pm I have not been around the world like you have, so you have seen true third world communities, but is south Apopka really a third world community? It all goes down to opinion. I have given some support to the native American Indian reservations that have way worse conditions in the Dakota states that don’t even have running water, indoor plumbing, and necessary heat to live in brutal harsh blizzard areas that turn to smoldering blistering heat with little to no shade in the summer. No transportation, no jobs, no hope, isolated from the rest of the country and no money for internet. Reply February 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm February 6, 2017 at 6:15 pm Reply February 7, 2017 at 9:05 am The reality described in Apopka is a reality encountered in all parts of this country. I have driven people from so-called “third world” countries through neighborhoods in U.S. cities and heard them express their dis-belief that they were seeing conditions in this country similar to those encountered in their part of the world. The change will not come from tweaking economic development or bringing more attractive businesses, or creating little areas of green space in Apopka or in any other town. Change will require understanding that these conditions are a reflection of the system that drives our economy – focused on looking out for the 1% at the expense of the rest of us. Yes, we share third world conditions with other nations because we are all living within the same global system. Unfortunately our governments in Washington and Tallahassee are focused on maintaining this status quo. The only way change will come is when we the people envision a new reality and demand and act in order to bring about change to the present system. 21 COMMENTS Honestly, really tired of hearing Mr. Jackson’s side of the story. He went from complaining that the city isn’t giving him a million dollars to do his economic development (for which he has so many examples of communities he has developed) to bringing his 13 year old into the picture. Lol. Please find a new black representative for your South Apopka issues. Maybe someone educated that has either lived or currently lives there. Claudia Porpiglia February 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm February 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm Mama Mia Reply Reply Wishing much success to new Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s new proposed bill, at least someone is trying to save our country!!!! Girl in Apopka Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Sarah Rapp Since we are reading is “The Apopka Voice”, it makes perfect sense that this article focuses on the poverty in South Apopka, as opposed to a native American reservation in the Dakota states. I wholeheartedly agree with the “disparate treatment” and “economic disadvantage”, which is undoubtedly a legacy from our previous mayor, and applaud Mr. Jackson for continuing to bring this issue to the forefront.And as much as I appreciate the tone and intention of this article, Reggie Connell, Managing Editor, it could have been much more effective with some better editing. Please enter your name here Mama Mia Well…let’s say South Apopka is successfully redeveloped into a residential, retail, light commercial oasis. The current residents of South Apopka will quickly be displaced by the simple economics of supply and demand. Blighted areas don’t atteact the affluent and affluent places aren’t priced to accomodate blighted folks.Government funds will simply subsides private investors to indirectly displace the current residents. Private money is hesitant to invest in blight, but if government funds elevate the area to the point where private investment finds opportunity after the risk has been assumed by government then private investment will quickly advance. Current residents can’t afford the rising costs brought by newly attracted affluence and out they go.Can’t escape the reality of economics. All areas need to be represented when talking of helping anyone living in blighted areas, not just south of 441. February 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm Reply February 7, 2017 at 12:04 am Mama Mia I take exception to this constant blaming former Mayor John Land for anything and everything that someone perceives as a slight in this town, or a ongoing problem…. It is getting to be a really old subject, it is always so easy to blame someone who is dead, buried, and not here to speak his side of this discussion. This constant degrading our city by comparing it to a third world status…. how in the world do you all expect to draw businesses in? Why is it okay to talk about CRA’s out of Miami-Dade and compare to Apopka CRA, but it is not okay for me to tell you of true third world conditions that exist right here in America, on remote native American Indian reservations? Mayor John Land had so many people from both city and county areas of south Apopka come to his funeral and were truly hurt by his passing, and paid sincere respects to him at this funeral…..didn’t appear to me that they were ill- treated by him. If I was ill-treated by someone, I wouldn’t go pay respects, and be teary-eyed at their passing. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Jim February 7, 2017 at 5:18 am Mama Mia February 6, 2017 at 5:45 pmcenter_img Greg, I enjoy your opinions that you write about here on the Apopka Voice, I really do. That said, the truth is, your commentary as to what you and your son witness as far as bad conditions of homes, run-down, abandoned, roofs needing repairs, tarps on the roofs, leaning foundations, etc. (third world communities) can be seen in other sections of the county, and in other areas of the City of Apopka, the conditions you describe are not just in South Apopka. Take a drive all around and you will see for yourself. You can go to almost any city or county anywhere that has been around for a long time, and that is not a new city or newly developed area, and you will see conditions just like what you have described in south Apopka in plenty of areas. Mama Mia David C February 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm Reply Maybe things should start with the actual people that live there. I see boarded up homes..tarps and whatnot driving through there..but you know what I also see, trash and garbage strewn around that can be picked up by anyone who lives there. Why can’t someone take some initiative in the community (I don’t mean an outsider either) to at least START to clean it up. Maybe that will press others to get off their own haunches to do something and maybe, just maybe that can plant the seed to care. I’m not pretending I know what it takes. Just thought I would throw that out there. Mama Mia The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia February 6, 2017 at 6:05 pm There was a man also at one council meeting who also represented a federal money program to help elderly low income people repair their homes. It sounded good at first, but when you realized it was really a loan, and that the necessary repairs to say do a roof, also involved bringing the entire home up to code for other problems. That could get very expensive on some of the old homes, but this was a federal requirement to get the approved loan. Also if the needed repairs totaled more than half the assessed value of the home the federal program would decline the application, is what I believe he said. I don’t think that many elderly needy low income people barely getting by would want to take on a sizeable loan like that, so it didn’t seem like much help to the residents to me. Mama Mia Mayor Joe Kilsheimer is planning on hiring an economic development director. He hired a grant writer at the suggestion of one of the council members. This was to try to obtain grants for areas that need improvement. Yes, improvement is a good thing, and the grants are coming in, and being put into effect. Mr. Jackson has expertise in a lot of areas, I am not doubting his good intentions. I just don’t like the broad exaggerations (down talk) that I keep hearing about our city, coming mainly from those that don’t even live in south Apopka, who also are trying to force annexation on people that have not asked to be annexed. I don’t care for those who say they want unity, then attempt to divide the town, and make it a north/ south issue, or a racial issue. No, I don’t get paid to blog, how ridiculous………….. February 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm Reply There are empty lots in both city and county parts of south Apopka, as well as other areas not in south Apopka. But you all only want to focus on south Apopka instead of the entire city/county area……this is because really badly falling apart homes and businesses that were vacant have been demolished. I don’t consider that blight. The smaller lots just sit empty but the lots have to have mowing and upkeep. Eustis recently had a surplus of lots such as that and they took applications from people who were given the lots free and deeded to them, but only after signing a contract to agree to maintain and mow, trim, etc. the lots for a period of two years. Then they would own them and could pay the taxes yearly, maintain the lots, and do whatever with them as allowed by the city’s rules. This could be considered as a solution to some of Apopka’s vacant unused smaller lots……….. Reply David C….I totally agree with you about change needs to come in Washington and Tallahassee…..and your response where you say quote ” — focused on looking out for the 1% at the expense of the rest of us. ” Everyone is seeing what is happening, even a blind man can see this mockery of the presidency. It is an extremely dire situation that goes way beyond partisan dissatisfaction and fighting. We have a system of checks and balances in our US political system, Congressional members should take action now to stop this run-away train, but they are just spinning their wheels, and are spineless, or smirking thinking it is funny. Too much is at stake! Mama Mia February 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm Reply Reply Don’t Shoot the MessengerOpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.As I wrote this piece, the phrase “Don’t shoot the messenger,” kept echoing in my head; that is until I came to grips with the fact that I neither created nor perpetuated the situation, but rather found myself trying to explain it. With that said, this week I wanted to take a different direction. Instead of focusing on violence, crime and the lack of economic development in the area of Apopka south of 441, I wanted to take some time to point to some of the positive projects taking place in the City. I wanted to give kudos for the $1.5 million that has been brought to the city through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to renovate Alonzo Williams Park. I also wanted to highlight the $75,000.00 that the City is receiving to update the playground equipment in Kitt-Land-Nelson Park. Additionally, congratulations are in order for the City’s summer youth employment program that is entering its third year, has garnered national attention and much-deserved accolades for the Mayor.Greg JacksonAll these things I wanted to do, until Sunday when I drove down Central Boulevard with my 13- year-old child who commented, “I didn’t know we had third world communities in our country.” Initially, I was taken aback because even though I identify Vietnam, Cuba, and Eritrea as third world countries and have travelled the world and seen the slums of Panama, Thailand, and others, I never felt that our state, much less Apopka, had the poverty that I witnessed on the back streets of those countries to warrant such a statement. Trying to understand just why anyone would think such a thing, I forced myself to see the area through the eyes of a young person, who is full of promise, full of optimism and had never seen real poverty. I wanted to view the surrounding area from the perspective of a young mind that had not yet experienced the harsher realities of life, where “disparate treatment” and “economic disadvantage” were not a part of their everyday vocabulary.I allowed myself to see the abandoned, broken down structures that should have housed small businesses through the eyes of a person who knew nothing of redevelopment strategies that could ignite the economic engine of the community. As the young children darted between their homes with boarded up windows, blue-tarped roofs and leaning foundations, I saw this as a teenager who felt that children deserve to grow up in homes that are structurally sound with windows to peer out of and roofs that provide cover from the elements. From that viewpoint, I could understand how one could view this as a place that should not be.More than anyone else, I want to highlight all of the good that is Apopka; however, I cannot ignore the fact the there is still work to be done. It is not enough to build and grow around “South Apopka” and assume that any growth for the City will trickle down to the residents. Instead, we must be intentional about knowing the needs of the community and how best to address those needs. I could easily ignore what I see and say that progress is coming or has arrived. However, I realized that if I allowed myself, like others, to believe that this is acceptable, I would say nothing and convince myself that people are happy with the way things are.Again, I must commend the City for the park renovations, new playground equipment, and summer jobs program. But, if those kids leave the parks and go to homes with sub-standard plumbing, a failing structure, exposed electrical wiring, etc., doesn’t that have more of an impact on them than a few hours playing? If those kids leave a summer job and go back into a community that is lacking job opportunities from within or economic development opportunities to help the community to become sustainable, what impression does that leave in them?Believe me, as a business- and economic development-minded person, who has provided guidance and direction to businesses and communities, I look forward to the day that my pen will dry up, not because I am writing so much about the conditions I see, but because I have left the top off with nothing more to write in this regard. But, until there are real effort and progress in bringing economic development opportunities to all areas of Apopka, I will continue to sound this horn, I will continue to share my insights, and I will continue to do this all – in my humble opinion. I think another good thing the county did was to get with the owners of old very badly unlivable homes and businesses and offer to demolish them free of charge in order to get them cleaned up rather than being punitive and punishing the sometimes elderly owners and code enforcing, condemning, and taking the property or sending a giant bill to them for them to have to pay to get their properties demolished. Clearly many didn’t have the money…….I call that working with the owners and not taking advantage of disadvantaged owners. February 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Lacully Reply Mama Mia Reply February 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm Mr. Jackson, Mama Mia is a classical example of a deflector, yes there are issues in every community if you really take a look, but it matters to who steps up to lead the charge, Mama Mia is yet another deflector from the issues of people standing up in their communities and demanding accountability. I notice Mia appears to respond as a paid blogger which means she knows nothing of the plight of those that advocate specifically for those that are either not knowledgeable or just have given up, in any case she is should serve as motivation for advocates to press on. She has the nerve to deflect from the specific topic at hand, disgraceful!!! March 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm Reply February 6, 2017 at 11:32 pm You cannot force businesses to come to town and set up shop in areas that their businesses don’t see as fruitful. You can offer incentives to try to draw them. You can’t bulldoze older residents homes because they aren’t like the more attractive newer homes just built. It is easy for someone to look down their nose at someone’s older smaller home that is not in the best shape. So what is the plan? Are you going to sick code enforcement on these poor elderly people in these areas that some of you complain about? Then you will see the people won’t be able to pay for the code enforcement orders, and the fines will accumulate, and the amounts will be put on their annual real estate tax bill under special assessments….if they don’t pay, because they can’t, and don’t have the money, they will lose their homes! Think, when you all in our city, make these demands, and think about the problems you will create for the poor living in poverty who are trapped already! Stop this holier-than-thou sing-song about third world conditions. If you have a problem with the areas go volunteer your services to help some of these residents instead of pushing them into losing their homes! Reply February 7, 2017 at 12:26 am TAGSGreg Jacksonsouth apopka Previous articleBarrage 8 concert at Wekiva High SchoolNext articleSolar Bears take to the road this week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply February 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm Reply This is Reggie Connell – Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice. We do not pay anyone to comment on published articles. Great observations by your son and you. Although poverty in America pales in comparison to most third world countries it still needs to be addressed. For too long we have swept it under the ruglast_img read more

Delta Cabin / AToT

first_img “COPY” Architects: AToT- Arquitectos Todo Terreno Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses Year:  Save this picture!© Manuel Ciarlotti+ 26 Share 2014 Delta Cabin / AToT Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img ArchDaily CopyHouses•Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Argentina “COPY” Delta Cabin / AToTSave this projectSaveDelta Cabin / AToT Photographs:  Manuel CiarlottiCost:U$S20.000Construction Time:45 daysArchitects In Charge:Agustin Moscato, Lucia Hollman (Arquitectos Todo Terreno)Country:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Manuel CiarlottiRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood Projects“habitable place” – Cabin in the Tigre IslandsThe artificial, the natural.The project is developed on an abstract landscape where nature in itself has a place, in the sense that it is defined as constant and homogeneous.Save this picture!© Manuel CiarlottiTo make a place out of the space takes shape from time, where streamlining project processes determines a new architectural characterization; thus, the work poses as an object emplacement about abstract landscape. The symbolic meaning of the work remains as a variable that is not obvious, that transgresses the figurative to be an object that is part of the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Manuel CiarlottiContextThe time-space relationship is determined by the program articulation and movement; under the reinterpretation of phenomenal spaces traversing instances of light and tectonics. Without falling into the descriptive, the expressive specificity is what determines the project as an object that sets up a new space. The natural place ceases to exist to reconfigure itself into a new one.Save this picture!AxonometricModified natureFrom the particular, the project is determined by the radiance between the existing and the new: the framing of an interior with the surrounding landscape. The boundaries are set from the vertical movement, where visual sequences and programmatic uses are determined by the fusion of both places: the natural and the artificial. The space is narrative in terms of the construction that defines instances of spatial tensions in relation to the existing site.Save this picture!© Manuel CiarlottiIdea of boundaryThe project focuses on the idea of ​​contained space within an existing landscape; thus the architectural specificity is relevant in terms of the exterior and interior experience. In contrast to the idea of ​​presence, the project works from permanence; the reinterpretation of symbolism and tradition of a cottage on the island is structured.Save this picture!PlanTypical local materials are used, but giving them the quality of being a contrasting object for the surroundings, and warmth without losing the notion of place for those who inhabit it.Save this picture!© Manuel CiarlottiArticulation – MovementsThe cabin is designed for six owners, who live in different times individually and sometimes in groups. A neutral space allows various recreational instances, while maintaining the original place as a key aspect of this new space. We set the project as the juxtaposition of places: a primitive place, an object place, a recreational place, a contemplative place, a pragmatic place.Save this picture!Construction DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessMola Structural Kit: A New Way to Learn About StructuresArchitecture NewsHouse in Fukuchiyama / arakawa Architects & AssociatesSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAToT- Arquitectos Todo TerrenoOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodArgentinaPublished on September 10, 2014Cite: “Delta Cabin / AToT” [Cabaña Delta / AToT-Arquitectos todo Terreno] 10 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Ecuador Area:  217 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 26 Share House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Year:  Manufacturers: Blum, Graiman, Cedal /Architects In Charge:Angel Vera, Fabricio OrmazaCity:MantaCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamText description provided by the architects. The new Illa mountain hut is situated at 2.488 m height in the idyllic surroundings of the Andorran Pyrenees, a place of an extraordinary beauty resulting from the interaction between man and environment, which gave rise to the characteristic aspect of the existing construction built in the 30’s and whose comprehensive refurbishment and enlargement would be the objective of this project. Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe main difficulties we encountered when considering the project were the interaction with the protected and sensitive environment’s pre-existences (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage), the extreme weather conditions that only allowed working during the summer, an enclave without road access and finally the energy self-sufficiency.Save this picture!Floor PlanAll these extraordinary challenges were transformed through strategic decisions into the characteristic elements that would shape the project.Save this picture!© JAG StudioFormally, using the existing building as a structural base helped us to minimize the economic cost and the generation of waste in an environmentally sensitive habitat.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe wooden frame structure gives warmth to the interiors but also a modern look. It also takes advantage of the whole space heights and, with its studied roof angles, helps to discharge the big snow load accumulated during the winter and to optimize the energy gain from solar and photovoltaic panels.Save this picture!© JAG StudioA characteristic and unique fact that has endowed with an added complexity to the whole process and has determined the chose for light and prefabricated materials has been that the site can only be reach by helicopter. Most of the interior elements are wooden prefabricated in workshop and assembled on site. As a result, the building weighs about a third of a conventional construction of the same characteristics and its total execution time has been only 6 months.Save this picture!© JAG StudioFinally highlight that the building is 100% disconnected from any supply network. Because of this, one goal was to reach at least 4 days of energy self-sufficiency. To achieve it, the whole program with climatic requirements was grouped in the new building which is perfectly isolated and conditioned, leaving the rest of the program related to the services in the existing one. Precisely, the installations are an important part to achieve the mentioned self-sufficiency by the use of solar and photovoltaic panels, the autonomous system to treat the waters equipped with coconut filters that allows to return them to the environment, and finally, a controlled and efficient ventilation system that avoids the direct exchange of air with the extreme exterior cold.  Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe result responds to the natural habitat’s evolution and also to the new uses and the rapid growth of mountain activities in the Pyrenean environment, turning the old and deteriorated building into a modern mountain hut, the 4th higher shelter in the Pyrenees. A place prepared to accommodate both hikers and guards who live together comfortable and cozy way, in a hut equipped with all the necessary services to enjoy a unique and privileged environment.Project gallerySee allShow lessTime-Lapse Shows the Roof Installation at Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano StadiumVideosMethod in Modular: 10 Floor Plans Using Shipping Container ArchitectureArticles Sharecenter_img CopyAbout this officeVera + Ormaza ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMantaEcuadorPublished on September 03, 2017Cite: “House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos” [Un Hogar en el Retiro / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos] 03 Sep 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世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Manta, Ecuador 2016 Photographs Projects Photographs:  JAG Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Vera + Ormaza Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” House in the Setback / Vera + Ormaza Arquitectoslast_img read more

NCH challenged over rebranding

first_img Tagged with: Law / policy Management  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCH is being challenged over its decision to rebrand as Action for Children.National disability charity Action For Kids, which is also based in North London, is opposing NCH’s intention to change its name because of the potential confusion between the two charities.From 1994 to 2000 NCH was known as NCH Action for Children, but dropped the last three words to become known as NCH. Action For Kids has been in existence since 1992.It says it knew of confusion between 1994 and 2000 and had challenged the ‘Action for Children’ part of NCH’s identity. A spokeswoman said that the charity knew of at least one instances where a cheque for a legacy had been sent by a solicitor to the wrong charity and that they wanted to make sure this could not happen again.According to chief executive Mike Hayes Action for Kids: “We are currently working with our solicitors on how best to prevent this name change and will be communicating our views to the Charity Commission. IN addition, we will be workign with our PR consultants to demonstrate the negative impact their new name could have on our essential work.”NCH has released a statement which says it has had a long association with the name ‘Action for Children’. The statement says: “We have researched this work extensively and as part of our preparation have written to Action For Kids about our name change. We are confident of being able to reassure them that our distinct brand and clear identity at the time of our formal launch will not impact on their position.“We know of no evidence to suggest the decision to stop using the ‘Action for Children’ name in the year 2000 had anything to do with perceived confusions with other charities.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NCH challenged over rebranding Howard Lake | 13 June 2008 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Long live the revolutionary spirit of Fred Hampton 50 years after his death

first_imgFred Hampton, the official chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was only 21 years old on Dec. 4, 1969, when he was brutally assassinated while sleeping in his bed. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a raid by white, local Chicago police and other repressive state agencies after he had been drugged.  WW front page Dec. 5, 1969, coverage of the murder of Fred Hampton.His partner, Akua Njeri, aka Deborah Johnson, was eight months pregnant with their son, Fred Hampton, Jr., at the time of the raid. She survived, but BPP member Mark Clark was also killed.   When Hampton died exactly 50 years ago, spontaneous demonstrations sprang up all over the country with the rallying cry, “Avenge Fred Hampton.”   Hampton was a victim of the U.S. government’s Cointelpro (Counter Intelligence Program), founded by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover during the early 1950s to target for imprisonment and assassination individual leaders or movements fighting for national liberation and social justice.  Some of the most well-known targets, besides Hampton, for Cointelpro’s 24-hour surveillance, especially in the 1960s and 1970s, were Malcolm X, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Young Lords, political prisoners Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the Black Panthers. Hampton was in the midst of helping to build a multinational united front of smaller revolutionary formations with varying ideologies in order to organize against U.S. imperialism at home and abroad. This strategy suffered a devastating setback with his assassination.  Hampton had gained national prominence due to the dynamic way he spoke revolutionary truth to power, which resonated among the super-oppressed Black people.  His growing popularity among the masses and the movement no doubt made him a primary target of the racist, repressive state.  Sitting next to the blood-soaked bed where Hampton was killed was a book written by Vladimir Lenin, the leader of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Fifty years after Hampton’s death, the following quotes heard from him in the 1971 documentary, “The Murder of Fred Hampton,” continue to inspire prior and new generations of activists who hate capitalism: “I believe I’m going to die doing the things I was born to do. I believe I’m going to die high off the people. I believe I’m going to die a revolutionary in the international revolutionary proletarian struggle.  [Y]ou can kill a revolutionary, but you can’t kill revolution … you can jail a liberator but you can’t jail liberation.”  Fred Hampton, ¡presente!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

2015 Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced

first_imgA winner has been selected in the Mount Wilson Trail Race Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt Design Contest. The winning artwork is titled “The Kids Fun Run” and was submitted by Sierra Madre Elementary School student, Christine Manoukian. Christine’s artwork will be featured on the back of the MWTR Kid’s Fun Run T-shirt. She will be recognized for her accomplishment on Saturday, May 23rd at the Mount Wilson Trail Race prior to the Kids’ Fun Run. Submitted pieces of artwork had to include a depiction of Mount Wilson in their design.For more information on the Mount Wilson Trail Race and activities please contact the Community Services Department at (626) 355-7135. Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a commentcenter_img Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Visual Arts 2015 Kids’ Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest – Winner Announced From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 11, 2015 | 6:40 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more