Rivals eye up Virgin Atlantic

first_imgTuesday 14 December 2010 9:42 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp RICHARD Branson’s Virgin Atlantic could fall into American hands after several rivals including US-based Delta approached the company about a merger or tie-in deal.A handful of airlines have made enquiries about an eventual partnership with the carrier, according to Sky News, and Virgin has asked Deutsche Bank to help examine its options. Virgin Atlantic reportedly said there is no formal process underway to team up with other airlines.Virgin and Delta did not return calls for comment last night. Branson mentioned earlier this year that he was considering merging Virgin Atlantic with other carriers to keep up with rivals as the market continues to consolidate. Singapore Airlines, which owns 49 per cent of Virgin Atlantic, has been seeking a suitable buyer for its stake for several years. British Airways and Iberia cleared their £5bn merger last month, raising hopes that other large partnerships could be cleared by competition regulators in the future. Virgin Atlantic posted a pre-tax operating loss for the period March 2009 to February 2010 of £132m. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Rivals eye up Virgin Atlantic More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comlast_img read more

Norway’s Lotterinemnda upholds Kindred blocking order

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Norway Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Norway’s Lotterinemnda upholds Kindred blocking order Kindred Group subsidiary Trannel International’s ban from operating in Norway has been upheld by the country’s Lottery Board (Lotterinemnda) and the operator must now stop offering online gambling to Norwegian customers.Lotterinemnda, an independent body that adjudicates on complaints and operates under the Ministry of Culture, rejected Kindred’s appeal against a ruling by Norwegian gambling regulator Lotteri-og Stiftelsestilsynet (Lotteritilsynet), issued in April 2019.That saw Kindred ordered to cease operations in Norway, after the operator was accused of illegally targeting Norwegian players with brands including Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and BingoLottstift. This outright ban came after Lotteritilsynet had imposed payment-blocking orders on the Kindred sites, and six other operators.The regulator noted that the sites can be viewed in Norwegian, with deposits and bonuses are in Norwegian currency and pointed out Kindred offers Norwegian-language customer support. In addition, it marketed its offerings through TV commercials that aired in Norway – but were broadcast on satellite channels based in other countries – and used Norwegian ambassadors, Norwegian press release services and Norwegian social media channels.The regulator said at the time that Kindred would have to remove all Norwegian language services and imagery from the site if it was to avoid being blocked by internet service providers. It was also ordered to stop processing deposits and withdrawals in Norweigan Krone, stop advertising in local media and using local public figures as ambassadors. Finally, it said Kindred must not use payment solutions specifically designed for the Norwegian market.Lotteritilsynet pointed out that Kindred had also been running various other sites used by local players, but it was of the opinion that the operator had been actively targeting Norwegian players via Unibet, Maria Casino, Storspiller and BingoLottstift.Kindred said at the time it would appeal the ruling to both the Ministry of Culture and Lotterinemnda.In its response, Kindred argued Lotteritilsynet had been inconsistent in whether it was referring to gambling directed “to Norway” or gambling that takes place “in Norway”. The regulator did not have the authority to make decisions against games offered from Malta, Kindred claimed, without interfering with another nation’s sovereignty.In addition, Kindred argued that Norsk Tipping’s exclusive right to offer certain games and lotteries is a restriction on the free movement of services.Lotterinemnda ultimately ruled in favour of Lotteritilsynet, citing guidance from the Datakrimutvalget, a government committee formed to develop best practice for tackling cybercrime, including online gambling.“In normal cases where a website is made by foreigners abroad and published on a foreign server, this will fall outside Norwegian jurisdiction,” the Committee wrote in 2007. “Exceptions to this principle can be envisaged if, for example, there are sites that are specifically designed for use in Norway and where the negative consequences mainly or exclusively manifest themselves here.“An example is websites with gaming services that are marketed directly to the Norwegian market, for example by the site having Norwegian text. This could then be considered as crime that has been committed abroad, but which has an effect in Norway and must therefore be punishable here where the effect occurs.”Lotterinemnda said that if this jurisdiction abroad applies to law enforcement it should also apply to regulators.Kindred’s argument that the decision interfered with Maltese sovereignty was also rejected, with Lotterinemnda saying it did not hold up to scrutiny.“Lotterinemnda also does not believe that Lotteritilsynet’s decision interferes with the sovereignty of another state,” it said. “The relevant websites will continue to exist and may still be directed at customers in other countries where such gaming activities are permitted.”In addition, the board said it had ruled on Norsk Tipping’s exclusive rights model in the recent past and said it “cannot see that there are circumstances that warrant a different assessment today”.Kindred’s appeal was already rejected by the Ministry of Culture, on 7 January 2020.Lotteritilsynet senior advisor Trude Felde said the regulator would now ask Kindred whether it intends to comply with the ruling. Felde added that the ruling confirmed that enforcement action against offshore operators should target those that explicitly adapted their offerings in order to target Norwegian customers.“This is an important confirmation that we are interpreting regulations correctly,” she said.The operator is yet to comment on the ruling. Kindred Group subsidiary Trannel International’s ban from operating in Norway has been upheld by the country’s Lottery Board (Lotterinemnda) and the operator must now stop offering online gambling to Norwegian customers. 14th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Address Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliancelast_img read more

Apopka’s biggest stories of 2016: City Council confirms Carnesale as Apopka…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2016 that were the most noteworthy events of the year. The Apopka Voice will publish them starting today and running until Friday, December 30th. During the New Year’s weekend (Friday, December 30th – Sunday, January 1st) we will publish a poll and let the readers decide on which story is the most impactful of the year. Originally Published: June 15th, 2016The Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to  approve Chuck Carnesale as Apopka’s new fire chief. He takes over a department of more than 80 firefighters.“He started as an Explorer at age 13, graduated high school, Fire Academy and EMT school simultaneously in 1989, and was a dispatcher at age 17,” said Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. ” he has filled almost every position at The Apopka Fire department.”“I hate to mention I’ve been on this journey for 33 years when my mother dropped me off to look at fire trucks,” said Carnesale. “Thank you. I won’t let you down. I won’t let the public down. I won’t let the firefighters down.”Carnesale has served as assistant fire chief since 2013, heading up the fire department’s emergency medical and ambulance services. He is certified as a firefighter, EMT/paramedic, fire officer, fire inspector and instructor in various fields. In 1990, Carnesale was hired as a full-time firefighter/EMT. In 2000 he was recognized by then Gov. Jeb Bush as Apopka’s Firefighter of the Year.Chuck CarnesaleHe was promoted to engineer in 2001, lieutenant in 2005, captain and EMS coordinator in 2006 and assistant fire chief in 2013. Carnesale attended Seminole State and Valencia colleges, Florida State Fire College and the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.He has served on several medical boards, and this year Orange County Medical Director Dr. George Ralls appointed him to the Orange County EMS Advisory Council.The City Council was pleased with Kilsheimer’s choice.“Chuck is an amazing person,” said Commissioner Kyle Becker. I know he is going to do a fantastic job. I couldn’t be more happy for you (Carnesale).”“I’m glad we brought someone in from our own fire department,” said Commissioner Billie Dean. “We have the best fire department in America. We should hire from within. I commend you (Kilsheimer) on the choice.”Carnesale replaces former Fire Chief Lee Bronson. TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentChuck CarnesaleFire Chief Previous articleBiggest Apopka stories of 2016: Warrant issued for Richard Anderson’s arrestNext article5 Ways to Beat Mindless Eating Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

The old dog, the pup, and the rattlesnake

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Herb Weissman You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 31, 2019 at 4:46 pm Mike, isn’t it the truth? There is that old saying, “Those that forget the past are doomed to repeat it. I have lived long enough to have seen a lot of change and not all of it was positive! We need to lean on Papa God more and our own wisdom less. Pray, and trust Him for He is our blessed hope, today, tomorrow, and forever. Blessings on you and yours my friend, Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Faith, I look forward to heaven for that reason “And there shall be no hurt or pain…” Praise God always, Chaz Mike McFadden March 31, 2019 at 8:35 am EJ March 31, 2019 at 2:50 pm March 31, 2019 at 8:56 am April 1, 2019 at 8:25 am Herb,if you enjoy it half as much as I do writing it? Wow. Thanks my friend, Chaz charles towne charles towne March 31, 2019 at 9:07 am Faith Fowler Reply charles towne Reply My grandfathers, my dad, a lot of others seemed to know what the old dog knew, that sometimes a good hard swat is the best lesson!They all knew that and sometimes it seems Papa God understands that gentle words just aren’t enough! Thanks for all the swats…I am still here and still learning! Reply Charles. I have nothing definitive to say except that I so enjoy you writing that I look forward to every Sunday for a new story. See you Tuesday. Yea Richard my friend, the lessons of life are sometimes difficult, but? Thanks Papa God for not molly coddling us . Thanks for the comment pal, Chaz Talk about a GUARDING ANGEL! GOD Keeps us safe even when we are not even Aware of it, often times only to relalise it if at all Years Later! Thank you Lord! The Anatomy of Fear Reply charles towne Reply I agree, you are a great story teller! Thanks Charles and have a blessed day. Reply Richard InspirationBy Charles Towne            The pup had reached the end of the trail.  With no idea what he had been following he had come face to face with his quarry.  Yes, he had reached the end of the trail and it could very well be his last, for the formidable creature that he faced could kill, horribly.  The young dog did not realize the danger it faced.         He had been following the old dog, eagerly watching as the veteran worked a covey of quail.  The covey had been hunted only a short time before, and now, each time the old dog thought he had brought the birds to a stand the quail would break, running along the ground to the next bit of cover.         Disgusted, the old dog quit following the fidgety birds and began casting about.  Near a stand of scrub oak, he discovered another covey.  He began a circling movement to bring the quail to a stand.         Following the old dog’s lead, the pup was also trailing a fresh scent.  Unlike the old dog the pup did not know what it was he trailed.  This was an unfamiliar scent and his curiosity drove him on.         Whatever it was that he followed; it had passed through a large stand of scrub palmetto, and then alongside the full length of an old burned out pine log to finally circle a small clearing. Totally engrossed in the trail the pup was using his nose to vacuum any vagrant wisps of scent from the ground.         This was not quail that the pup followed, oh no. Nor was it rabbit.  He had been cured of trailing rabbit.  If a rabbit were to leap from cover right under his nose he would ignore it.  He knew that his man didn’t want him to chase rabbits, nor did the old dog, and he wanted to please them both.         The scent that he followed was very faint, a strange musky odor, so vague as to be almost undetectable.  He was sure the old dog would be proud of him.  He continued on the trail. Hmmmm, whatever it was had entered a big gopher tortoise burrow!  The pup forced his head and shoulders into the burrow and snuffed deeply several times.  All he could detect was the turtle’s earthy scent. Backing out he immediately picked up the trail again.         He was approaching a small stand of scrub oak and was in the process of circling an old, fire-blackened pine stump when he came face to face with his quarry.         A peculiar, dry buzzing sound stopped him in his tracks.         His excitement was obvious as his tail wagged his entire hind end.  The pup had worked the trail to perfection and he was proud.         The only problem was that his first trailing experience could very well be his last.

         Only a few feet in front of his nose lay a very large and a very angry Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake.  The deadly reptile was loosely coiled, its head slightly raised, that black tongue slowly flicking out, tasting the air.   The snake was telling the dog in no uncertain terms that it was ready to defend itself.         Over six feet in length and larger then a man’s arm, the powerful reptile turned away from the pup and began to crawl toward a large clump of scrub oak and palmetto growth.  As the snake moved so did the pup, taking two steps forward.         This movement on the dog’s part was more than the snake could tolerate.  It immediately stopped and assumed its full defensive position.  Coiled, head raised a foot above the ground, the air filled with the castanet sound of its rattles, the diamondback waited.         The large venomous reptile knew that it couldn’t eat the dog and it didn’t want a confrontation, but what must be would be.         The previous year a German shepherd had confronted the snake.  The diamondback had defended itself in the only way it knew. Struck full in the face the dog had received a massive dose of venom.   It was highly unlikely that anyone could have helped the dog even if that had been an option.  Abandoned, alone, the big dog died a terrible death, there in the stillness of the forest.         The pup, imitating the old dog in a beautiful point, was excited that he had been able to bring this noisy creature to bay. 
He had watched his teacher move in on a covey of quail with such stealth that he would come to a final point only inches from one of the birds.  Then he would hold that point until his master arrived to kick up the covey.         The pup’s movements were beautiful to behold as he slowly lowered his foot and then leaning forward he once again assumed that statuesque pose.  His intention was to approach as close to his subject as the old dog had been to the quail. Another small step and less than three feet remained to separate the youngster from an ugly death.   But he had no way of knowing this.         Usually dogs will stay away from rattlesnakes. Sadly, every year there are those few that do get struck and this youngster’s curiosity was getting the best of him.         The diamondback, eyes shining brightly, drew its head back in preparation as it measured the distance.         If snakes thought in words as humans do its thoughts would have been, “Come closer foolish one. Just one more step and I will teach you a most unpleasant lesson, the last lesson you will ever learn.’”         The pup, as if answering the snake’s unspoken suggestion, began to raise his right foreleg, his body already moving forward. When he stopped he would be within striking distance of those deadly fangs.         Then it happened!  There was a blur of movement and the pup was struck with such force he was knocked rolling, yipping in surprise and confusion.         The old dog had followed the pup.  Taking in the situation at a glance he acted. Charging from the side he struck the pup with his shoulder, instantly knocking the young dog out of range of the diamondback’s strike.         The snake struck!         Its mouth agape, fangs erect, it struck hard and fast, passing through the empty space beneath the old dog’s body.         The old dog, rumbling a warning to the pup, led him away from the place as the grandfather diamondback crawled away in the opposite direction.         Soon the two dogs were back with their human. The man was pleased with the two dogs as they ran toward him.   He thought, ‘that pup’s going to be as good a bird dog as his old man!’         The hunt had been a success.  There were quail in the bag and more importantly, the dogs had worked like the champions they were.         Oh yes, and unbeknownst to their human, thanks to the old dog, the pup would be there to hunt another day.         Meanwhile, back in the thicket of scrub oak, and saw palmetto, lying loosely coiled at the mouth of a gopher tortoise burrow is the grandfather diamondback. After its encounter with the dogs, it had happened upon a luckless cottontail rabbit.  The rabbit was not as fortunate as the pup.  The snake lay relaxed, its stomach full.   It would not need to eat again for several days, and tomorrow would be another day.AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, praise you oh mighty God, praise you.  Father, please lead me and guide me through the perils of this life.  Keep me safe from the wiles of that old serpent, known as Satan, or the devil.  I realize that I have placed myself in harms way many times, and you, gracious God that you are, placed yourself between me and great harm, even death.  How many times have you stepped between me and perilous situations I will not know until that great day and you will be able to share with me how you kept me from harm.  Lord, I love you, and I thank you, please stay with me, never leave me.  Thank you almighty God, thank you and praise you, in Jesus’ most holy name I ask it, Amen Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img March 31, 2019 at 9:54 am April 5, 2019 at 11:40 am Reply Great story by the master story teller. The young pup lives to hunt another day thanks to the quick thinking of experience. Socialism is much like the deadly rattlesnake and let’s pray today’s young politicians and voters learn from the plight of the people in the once prospering “burrow” known as Venezuela. If not, we are all in for a very painful experience that could lead to the death of this great country. CSG 14 COMMENTS Great story!It is a reminder of just howGod protects us, even whenwe don’t know we’re in danger!Lord, may we be ever sensitive to your guidance and alwayslearning from our experiences.Thank you for your loving mercyand protection around us each and everyday!AmenThanks Chuck! God bless you! charles towne charles towne Reply Dear CSG, His love is magnificent and each and every day is a reminder that He never ceases watching over each and every one of us even when we are determined to go our own way. You are so very special to Him dear one, and He will never fail to be there for you. Friends and family may drift away But He is and always will be there for you. Bless you dear friend, Chaz I found myself wanting to grab that pup and save it! So glad the ending was a good one for the dogs…sorry for the rabbit! April 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm Reply EJ, The day will come when the complete truth of the matter will be revealed to us and our eyes will be opened and we will be able to see the times when the evil one’s plans have been thwarted by divine intervention, wow! What a day of rejoicing that will be! Thanks pal, many blessings on you and yours, Chaz Please enter your comment! Reply TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleNonprofits that scrimp on overhead aren’t necessarily better than those spending moreNext articleSeafood specials for Lent Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR March 31, 2019 at 9:15 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply June 1, 2019 at 7:36 pm Reply Reply NH, A life well lived is a great teacher, don’t you believe? Open our eyes Father that we may see and give us open minds and willing hearts that we may bless all. Bless you dear heart, Chaz June 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate NH March 31, 2019 at 9:31 am charles towne Please enter your name here March 31, 2019 at 11:53 pm Reply last_img read more

Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design

first_img Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design Civil: Mechanical: United States “COPY” Area:  1500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project BDA engineers ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/580798/vali-homes-prototype-colab-studio-180-degrees-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Mark Bosclaire+ 17 Share Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees designSave this projectSaveVali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design Houses Year:  City:PhoenixCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark BosclaireText description provided by the architects. A triumvirate team of Developer/Sustainability-Consultant, Architect, and General Contractor engaged in creating a standard plan prototype house for infill lots in downtown Phoenix. Three main goals were:1. Create a prototype house inspired by the “case-study” homes of the 1960’s, designed for our time and place, and with the greatest amount of sustainability possible.Save this picture!© Mark Bosclaire2. Create a low-to-mid cost home with high design, quality, and sustainability.3. Create a design that may be replicated for any typical lot within Phoenix.Save this picture!© Mark BosclaireThe team processed six versions. We tested, energy-modelled, and priced each to find an optimal balance between design, performance, and cost.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe two-bedroom home is designed to fit on any typical lot downtown. The goal is to improve existing neighborhoods by building homes where derelict sites currently exist.Save this picture!© Mark BosclaireThe home surpassed LEED Platinum certification, and provided a blower test rating of .68 ach50. The 1500 GSF house uses about 6000 kWh (about $700 worth) of electricity per year offset by a 3.6 kw PV system for a net-positive energy house.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Mark BosclaireProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa do Povo da Maia Nursery / M-ArquitectosSelected Projects1–6 Copper Lane N16 9NS / Henley Halebrown Rorrison ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Phoenix, United States Architects: 180 degrees design, colab studio Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Projects Electrical: Otterbein Engineering DRW “COPY” Structural: ArchDaily Photographs Woodward Engineering Manufacturers: Fantech ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/580798/vali-homes-prototype-colab-studio-180-degrees-design Clipboard Photographs:  Mark Bosclaire Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officecolab studioOfficeFollow180 degrees designOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPhoenixHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 27, 2014Cite: “Vali Homes Prototype / colab studio + 180 degrees design ” 27 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 streamlast_img read more

X/A apartments / X/A atelier

first_imgManufacturers: Alumiporta, Espaço interior., José Henrique Silva Filhos, lda, Marti-Pereira, Sousa e Ferreira, lda.Engineering:Rui Borges Pereira, Rui Pereira ConstruçõesAuthor:Sofia Xavier Avila, João Xavier AvilaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis CostaRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestonePorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The enterprise’s development site is in Madalena’s centre and it aimed in constructing three flats, two of them included in a brand new building. In the intervening area there was already a building included in the urban tissue.Save this picture!© Luis CostaTaking in consideration that the part of the land being worked on was an empty space, secluded from the structure of the existing premises, the approach was rather simple and up-to-date, defining the organization of the volume to be intervened according to the volumes of the other surrounding buildings, in order to maintain the same urban framework.Save this picture!© Luis CostaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Luis CostaSave this picture!PlanThe new building’s volumes results on the intention of creating three outdoor spaces that establish an independent relationship between interior and exterior for each unit.The existing premises were transformed into an architecture studio on the ground floor and a one-bedroom apartment on the first floor.Save this picture!© Luis CostaThe brand new building consists in two two-bedroom apartments, corresponding to the volumes that give structure to both floors. The first floor facade keeps the heights from the pre-existing building, as well as the ones ahead of it. Regarding the second floor, a plane cover is adopted with the aim of keeping the most accessibility to the involving view, from both the exterior and interior of the space. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe upper floor apartment faces the sea, making it possible to watch Madalena’s bay and Faial Island, from any of its rooms. This volume, suspended in its extremities, stands out and offers a cover to the entrance as well as the distributing space of the apartments on the lower level.Save this picture!© Luis CostaThe white facade of the original premises is kept untouched, whereas in the new building, a mixture of concrete and Styrofoam is used to replicate the look of sawn stone. The dark shades of the concrete, relates to the tonalities of the adjacent buildings, toning down its visual impact. This material is also used to highlight the top floor, where black ceramic is used in order to reinforce the concept of space subtraction regarding the volume.Save this picture!© Luis CostaProject gallerySee allShow lessCLOUD Coworking / MESURASelected ProjectsIn Situ / Aidlin Darling DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Pico Island, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal Photographs:  Luis Costa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project X/A apartments / X/A atelierSave this projectSaveX/A apartments / X/A atelier Apartments 2015 CopyAbout this officeX/A atelierOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPortugalPublished on September 03, 2017Cite: “X/A apartments / X/A atelier” [Apartamentos X/A / X/A atelier] 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797667/x-a-apartments-x-a-atelier Clipboard CopyApartments•Portugal “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797667/x-a-apartments-x-a-atelier Clipboard Save this picture!© Luis Costa+ 29 Share ArchDaily Year:  Architects: X/A atelier Area Area of this architecture project X/A apartments / X/A atelier Projects “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Mornington Beach Houses / Third Skin

first_img Architects In Charge:Jon Pye, Chris BarnettCity:MorningtonCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robert Hamer PhotographyText description provided by the architects. This project on the Mornington foreshore creates two double storey houses on a lot facing Mills Beach and bordering the mouth of Tanti Creek.Situated near Melbourne in the Victorian town of Mornington, the brief to design two beach houses was primarily driven by the opportunity to create living spaces with extensive northern views over Port Phillip Bay, and both the opportunities and limitations of its creek side location. One house has been designed for our clients to live in, with the second house being offered for sale upon completion. Save this picture!© Robert Hamer PhotographyThe town planning process for the project has been long and arduous, with our desire to garage cars in under a new two storey building form not ending up to be possible due to potential flood levels. Once this constraint was confirmed through a number of authorities, it led us to the approach of grounding the building on a pier structure that highlights its unique creek-side location.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe design seeks to use a palette of materials appropriate to its coastal location and surrounds, integrating an indigenous coastal landscape to create a building with sensitivity to its location. The design seeks to bring foreshore pier proportions and detailing across the road and contribute to the public realm in the way it interacts with the creek mouth.Save this picture!© Robert Hamer PhotographyWestern House The western, creek side house creates a depth of form in the northern facade, with windows and a sitting deck set within a surrounding eave form of faceted timber angling back into the building. The house is entered from a separate walkway from the street, with a front door under the shelter of the overhanging upper level.The lower level of the house provides a generous garage with storage, built in weatherboard construction as a non-conditioned area. Habitech wall panels insulate the garages from lower level entry/rumpus, two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe upper level of the house provides living areas centred on a protected inner courtyard deck, with living, dining, kitchen, study spaces opening onto it. The upper level also contains a powder room and main bedroom with dressing and ensuite facilities. The internal courtyard provides access to morning sun, wind sheltered outdoor space options, and can be opened up in in conjunction with northern windows and deck doors in fine weather to create a dynamic ‘living platform’ with views out over Port Phillip Bay.Save this picture!© Robert Hamer PhotographyEastern HouseThe eastern house presents an open, transparent faceted eave form to the street, setback behind a large deck overlooking the water. The house is approached directly from the driveway crossing, which carries onto a decked walkway to the front door.The lower level of the house provides a double garage, entry, rumpus room, two bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. A timber-battened stairwell leads up to living, dining and kitchen areas connecting out to the northern deck, with a study niche being fitted into the top of the stair. The main bedroom, dressing and ensuite are then zoned to the south of the upper level, looking back up Tanti Creek.Save this picture!© Robert Hamer PhotographyMaterial Used: Habitech Wall Panel SystemHabitech is an Australian modular design and building system that creates modern, super strong and highly insulated homes. Offering full design flexibility, Habitech homes are not only much faster to build, but offer a much more sustainable way for you to design and build your future in a low energy, high-performance home.Habitech has developed an innovative system of high-quality manufactured building components that are delivered to site in a flat-pack format. These then fit together to get a house to lock-up (weathertight and secure) in a matter of weeks, not months.Habitech’s structurally integrated panels (SIPs) are fully load bearing, deliver R4.3 insulation and air-sealing that is guaranteed to work and, uniquely, delivers the full cladding of the building as part of the panel installation.Project gallerySee allShow lessMedium Design by Keller EasterlingArchitecture BooksEkiraya School / Alejandro Uribe CalaSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses•Mornington, Australia Architects: Third Skin Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Robert Hamer Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/806826/mornington-beach-houses-third-skin Clipboard ArchDaily Manufacturers: Biowood, Arvio, Australian Reclaimed Timbers, Habitech, Versiclad Houses Australia Save this picture!© Robert Hamer Photography+ 17Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Individual Builders 2016 Mornington Beach Houses / Third Skin Mornington Beach Houses / Third SkinSave this projectSaveMornington Beach Houses / Third Skin Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Builder: Year:  “COPY” CopyAbout this officeThird SkinOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMorningtonAustraliaPublished on March 14, 2018Cite: “Mornington Beach Houses / Third Skin” 14 Mar 2018. 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e-Learning Foundation wins £50k Lloyd’s Special Award 2008

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 December 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis e-Learning Foundation wins £50k Lloyd’s Special Award 2008 Lloyd’s Charities Trust, the grantmaking charity for the Lloyd’s market, has donated £50,000 to the e-Learning Foundation to provide children from low income families with computers at home and access to their schools’ online networks for their studies.The e-Learning Foundation is this year’s recipient of Lloyd’s Special Award 2008, a donation which goes to a charity working to address issues of interest to the Lloyd’s market.The Special Award donation will be directed towards supporting e-learning projects in schools in East London where Lloyd’s has long-standing links through Lloyd’s Community Programme.The project will be rolled out to local schools in 2009, which will coincide with the 20th anniversary of Lloyd’s support for East London through Lloyd’s Community Programme.Established over fifty years ago, Lloyd’s Charities Trust has a long tradition of providing charitable support to a wide range of national and international charities on behalf of the Lloyd’s market. The Trust also works with and supports three partner charities, which change every three years. The current partner charities are Coram, FARM-Africa and the Samaritans.www.lloyds.com/About_Us/Corporate_responsibility/Charity/Lloyds_Charities_Trust/ Tagged with: Funding About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Oklahoma education workers defy and push forward

first_imgBy Ben C. and Sara C.Oklahoma City, Okla.As the walkout by Oklahoma teachers completes its first week on Friday, April 6, schools in districts serving the majority of the state’s students are officially closed as righteously angry educators continue to pack the Legislature building and grounds. According to the Oklahoma Education Association (@okea twitter), Friday’s goal was to obtain education funding of $84 million yearly via taxes on online purchases like Amazon, allowing “ball and dice” games at casinos, and rejecting the repeal of a $5 tax on hotel/motel stays.OEA President Alicia Priest sent out an action alert at the end of Friday’s legislative day, announcing victory in the passage of the online tax and casino tax bills. But the hotel/motel tax was not repealed, and she asked members to push the governor to veto that.Priest added: “Lawmakers should expect to see us at the Capitol on Monday, fighting for the passage of capital gains legislation.” Ending capital gains deductions could generate $120 million in state income, especially from corporations.Teamsters Local 886 refused to cross the education workers’ picket line to do renovations on the state Capitol.Beginning on Monday, April 2, tens of thousands of teachers, school workers, students and community members have shuttered schools across Oklahoma and rallied inside and out of the Capitol building. The contradiction of resource-poor classrooms on oil-rich land is so sharp that even many district administrators endorse this mobilization as necessary to bridge the funding gap.Generally speaking, these workers are not defying management but are confronting the state institutions that actually determine their pay and the education budget: Oklahoma’s governor and the state Legislature. Other unions have joined the ongoing demonstrations at the Capitol building as well, including state workers’ Oklahoma Public Employees Association denouncing their own low pay. Teamsters are driving shuttle vans for demonstrators and have refused to cross education workers’ picket lines. Oklahoma Education Association members include public school teachers, coaches, counselors, librarians, nurses, custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, secretaries and other support personnel.“We didn’t walk out on them–they met us there! Love our kids!” said teacher Steve Gilliland.Community supportThe National Indian Education Association issued a statement of support for the strike, noting: “More than 100,000 Native students attend public schools in the state. They deserve a quality education provided by adequately funded schools. With their strike, Oklahoma educators are demanding the state fulfill its responsibility and fully fund public schools and provide raises to educators. Funding for textbooks, supplies and professional development are critical and are necessary to create positive, culturally responsive learning environments where students can be inspired and thrive.”On April 4, a hundred teachers began a 110-mile march from Tulsa to the Capitol in Oklahoma City to dramatize their commitment to better schools for all. Marcher Aaron Baker confirmed to WW that the date was chosen to align with the #MLK50 commemorations in Memphis. He and other protesters that WW met prior to Wednesday are now posting scenes of children lined up to give them high-fives, and of other Oklahomans providing food and first aid.  As of Friday morning, a newsok.com poll ​asking, “Do you support the teacher walkout​?” had an over 86 percent “yes” response from some 24,000 online readers.“You can’t wear me down! I teach Middle School.”High school students held their own rally April 3 outside the state house, backing the goals of the walkout. Though the emphasis may have been on voting in the future, these youth are realizing their organizing power, and some are highly class conscious. As Noah Frost of the Edmond North Young Socialists told WW: “It’s important for students to stand with the teachers not only because we are also fighting for our own education, but to promote class unity and consciousness. This whole movement is more than just asking for more pay, it’s standing up to the ruling classes to demand what’s right.”The progressive movement in the capital has chimed in as well. The Oklahoma Peace House took out paid full page ads in the two largest Sunday papers, showing that this state pays the lowest tax on oil profits of all oil-producing states. Local women’s, Indigenous, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQI, environmental, pro-Cuba and pan-African organizations are among those helping to arrange food and housing in Oklahoma City for out-of-town teachers, as well as library enrichment for out-of-school youngsters. Activist Camille Landry told WW that these groups support the teacher unions’ efforts on principle, despite the unions’ failure so far to center their issues and voices—and the statistical likelihood that many of this week’s demonstrators voted for the bigot-in-chief Trump.Recent attempts by lawmakers such as Gov. Mary Fallin to undermine support for the walkout include labelling marchers as “outside agitators,” “actors,” “paid protesters” and “Antifas”; and assigning the state Bureau of Investigation to look into “threats made against legislators.” These code words may work on convinced right-wingers, but could also teach people involved in their first protest movement to ultimately identify with other movements that are treated similarly and worse by the media and state.Del City High School student president, Xavier Turner (center), spoke to the massive April 4 walkout rally at the Capitol.No-strike orders defiedMany schools across the state have remained closed throughout the week, during which major standardized testing had been set to begin in the younger grades. Education workers are vowing to remain out of the classrooms until their demands are met and education is fully funded by the Legislature and governor. Certain districts have reopened schools and demanded that teachers and school workers return, with mixed results. In solidarity, teachers in districts with vacancies are encouraging colleagues to apply for another job at a more supportive site.Western Heights, considered an urban and poor small district in Oklahoma City, had lawyers issue a threat to dock striking teachers for the cost of hiring substitutes (about $87 a day). The next day, at least one marcher’s sign read, “Western Heights, we walk for you too.” In fact, 30 Western Heights staff defied the order. By Thursday, district teachers resolved the problem by organizing field trips to bring classes to the Capitol in yellow buses! (tinyurl.com/y8p8apym)Impressions from the ground“They want to shut down and privatize public services and make them to be for profit,” a veteran Oklahoma teacher, Tom Smith, told WW. “That’s why we see all these things about charter and private schools. Nobody’s making any money [on public schools]. That’s why you see everybody wanting to privatize your pension funds, and so forth. We need to solve the root cause and then we can begin to heal up.”Smith was one of hundreds who gladly received solidarity handouts from Workers World and the Southern Workers Assembly in the first two days of the strike.Every day, education workers have filled the grounds of the Capitol building in what resembles in many ways an encampment, setting up canopies with the names of their school districts, and even conducting classes for students. Thousands have packed the plaza on the south side of the building for daily rallies. These rallies, in addition to featuring Oklahoma school workers, parents and students, have included West Virginia teachers, have acknowledged the strikes by education workers taking place in Kentucky and elsewhere, and have included defiant calls to continue to return to the Legislature en masse each day until demands are met.The atmosphere outside the building also has a marked tone of jubilant resistance, featuring cultural performances, music, dancing and a generally celebratory environment. Many carry creative, homemade signs that reiterate the call for full funding, or highlight the abysmal state of education in Oklahoma, including textbooks that are 20 years old, crumbling school buildings and other deplorable conditions. Some signs point to the role that the big oil and gas companies in the state play and demand that they pay up to fund education. Other signs draw the connection between the massive amount the state spends to incarcerate people compared to the meager funding it provides for education.Long lines that last throughout the day snake around the Capitol building from both entrances as education workers and their supporters have also maintained a strong presence each day inside the halls of the Legislature. Packing the rotundas of each of the four floors of the building — in a scene that is reminiscent of the state Capitol takeover by state workers in Wisconsin in 2011 — education workers fill the building each day with speeches and chants. When the House or Senate have been in session, hundreds of teachers pack the seating area and the narrow halls outside the doors leading to the chambers, drowning out the sessions with chants for full funding of education.After Oklahoma Gov. Fallin compared education workers to “a teenage kid that wants a better car,” many pursued her when she appeared on Thursday at the Capitol, jangling their keys in the air and chanting, “Where’s my car?”Big Oil & Jim CrowOklahoma teachers are ranked 49th in pay countrywide. Only Mississippi and South Dakota rank lower. (In addition to the 50 states, the District of Columbia is included in the ranking.) Ninety of the state’s 500 school districts have switched to a four-day school week due to a lack of funding to keep schools open for a full five-day week.The state is also one of the top five petroleum and shale producing states in the country. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that oil production in Oklahoma has increased by two and a half times since 2005. However, Oklahoma taxes oil and gas production at the lowest rate in the U.S. — a dismal 2 percent. House Bill 1010xx, passed just prior to April 2 under the pressure of the impending teacher and school worker strike, raises that to a paltry 5 percent for three years and possibly 7 percent afterwards. Big Oil pipelines are often built on Native lands and there have been many struggles — and some victories — by Indigenous peoples to stop their construction.Cuts to education were higher in Oklahoma than in any other state following the 2008 Great Recession, with state funding for public schools cut by 23.6 percent between 2008 and 2014. The schools, the public sector and the people of Oklahoma were robbed to ensure that the oil and gas industry in particular, and other big business in general, would continue to make greater and greater profits.Harold Hamm — net worth estimated at $18.7 billion — is one of the biggest oil industry heads in the state. Hamm personally attended the recent vote on House Bill 1010xx to raise the tax on oil and gas production in the state. WW correspondents heard several reports that Hamm has cynically bused in oil and gas employees “any time they discuss the gross production tax” to help his efforts to lower taxes on his industry.Lyman Nichols and Doug Law — two of the other major oil industry executives in the state — have been targeted along with Hamm by demonstrators. A Native-led group of protesters placed a banner denouncing “the Oligarchy” over a state-sponsored tribute to that industry on the day the strike began.Oklahoma education workers are directly confronting Jim Crow right-to-work (for less!) and other anti-worker laws in the state through their actions. Racism — against Indigenous peoples, Black and migrant workers — has long been a tool the bosses have used to divide the working class and break apart worker struggles that have opened in Oklahoma.The fight against white supremacy is part and parcel of the class struggle, and as the resistance in Oklahoma continues to unfold, it will be critical to find more opportunities to take on that fight to build greater unity against the interests of Big Oil, the banks, and the politicians who do their bidding and impose harsh austerity measures on communities.As education strikers continue to push forward in Oklahoma on April 5, news is breaking that teachers in Washington, D.C., are also staging a walkout against underfunded school conditions there. These teachers are placing their action in the broader context of the uprising being led by education workers in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, Arizona, West Virginia and elsewhere.This burgeoning struggle against austerity cuts and for meeting people’s needs shows signs of continuing to expand in the days and weeks ahead — with teachers and school workers in the lead.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pioneer Field Agronomy Update 5/22/14

first_img Pioneer Field Agronomy Update 5/22/14 Listen to the complete report with Mary Gums on the agronomy page on this web site. Pioneer Field Agronomy Update 5/22/14  SHARE SHARE Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson sees picture perfect weather expected over the weekend with sunny skies and seasonal temps, “Daytime highs will average in the middle 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s by Sunday.  As we move into next week, farmers can look forward to partly cloudy skies on Monday and Tuesday.” He added the extended two week forecast calls for seasonal temperatures and rainfall statewide. Facebook Twitter She said soybean emergence is going well in the northern areas, but heavy rains this week in the central and southern areas may be a different story, “Soybean emergence has been good with very little ponding and soil crusting in northern areas but in areas with heavy rains this may be a problem.” Parts of Central and Southern Indiana saw hail and 2 inch plus rain totals this week. Gums says growers have about another week to get the crop planted before they should consider switching to a shorter season variety. Facebook Twitter Mary GumzThis weekend should bring warm and sunny conditions to the Hoosier State, just what our corn and soybean crops need.  After a May freeze and 2 plus inches of rain, the Indiana corn and soybean crop may finally get some good growing weather.  Mary Gums, agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, says the young crop is showing signs of stress, “I have seen some signs of frost damage, but these crops will recover since the growing point is still below ground.”  Gums expects to see significant crop condition improvement this weekend, “We have plenty of soil moisture; and, once we get the temperature up a little bit, the plants will start growing more actively. We begin to get more root development and it taps into that fertilizer band; we are going to see the crop take off.” Home News Feed Pioneer Field Agronomy Update 5/22/14 By Gary Truitt – May 22, 2014 Previous articleWarm Weather, Just What is NeededNext articleFair Oaks Breaks Ground on Pork Education Center Gary Truittlast_img read more