De La Rue to take £35m hit from note slip

first_img Show Comments ▼ CURRENCY printer De La Rue faces a hit of at least £35m to first-half profit and a possible fraud investigation following the falsification of banknote quality certificates by staff.Updating on its investigation into production errors at its banknote plant in southern England the firm said yesterday the behaviour of some of its staff was “totally unacceptable”.De La Rue has reported its findings to the relevant law enforcement agencies and taken “appropriate disciplinary action”.A company spokesman declined to say if any employees had been dismissed but said the managing director of the currency division had left.A spokesman for the Serious Fraud Office said the agency had been contacted by the company.“The company has reported some concerns to us. We’ve noted those concerns, we are alert to them and we will have further discussions with the company,” he said.Banknote paper specifications have a large number of detailed parameters and the company’s investigation found in certain cases that a small number of them failed to meet the required standard.The spokesman for De La Rue, which is involved in the production of over 150 national currencies, declined to name the customers involved, say how many staff were implicated or comment on their motives.The £35m hit relates to stock write-offs, professional fees, rectification and production trial costs, and some slippage of currency volumes into the second half. De La Rue said it was too early to assess the financial impact for the full year and future years. KCS-content Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Share whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:05 pm De La Rue to take £35m hit from note slip Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GLMS flags suspicious activity on 33 sporting events in Q1

first_img Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Legal & compliance Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting GLMS flags suspicious activity on 33 sporting events in Q1 The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners.Alerts were generated across a range of sports over the three months ended March 31, 2019, with the majority of suspicious activity occurring around football matches. The sports was responsible for 128 of the 198 alerts, followed by basketball (37) and ice hockey (15).With 129 alerts, including 82 on football, Europe accounted for the majority of suspicious activity, followed by Asia with 30, then Latin America with 22.Accordingly, European football’s governing body Uefa was informed of suspicious betting patterns on 12 occasions, with football’s world governing body Fifa, receiving eight alerts.The International Olympic Committee received a further three, and three were flagged to Spanish football administrator La Liga – which is currently investigating match-fixing in the country’s football leagues – also with three.Tennis, which has traditionally attracted the majority of suspicious alerts for the recently rebranded International Betting Integrity Association, generated six alerts on the GLMS platform.Most alerts (63) resulted from significant odds changes, with 42 generated following the publication of team news, 27 stemming from requests from GLMS partners, and 24 were issued following information from GLMS members. Just one alert resulted from rumours of match-fixing.Of the 198 alerts, 11 were considered ‘code red’, meaning they warranted urgent investigation, with 66 ‘code yellow’ and 86 ‘code green’, unusual activity that can easily be explained.The vast majority of alerts (149) came pre-match, with a further 43 generated after a sporting event had ended. Just 6 were based on in-play odds fluctuations.“GLMS is a Global Integrity association and, therefore, it is of the utmost importance for us to be fully  transparent regarding the results of our monitoring and intelligence activities,” GLMS president Ludovico Calvi commented.“[2019] started very dynamically for GLMS, having reported a significant number of suspicious matches to all our members and partners,” Calvi explained. “GLMS shall go on making its best efforts to further enhance the quality of our integrity operations, in the highest interest of sport ethics and the credibility of sport” Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), the platform through which state lottery operators track suspicious betting activity, revealed that 198 alerts were generated in the first quarter of 2019, of which 33 were flagged to its partners. 6th June 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

HSBC shares: why I think the bank is still a Covid-19 rebound play

first_imgHSBC shares: why I think the bank is still a Covid-19 rebound play I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Among the rallies in stocks due to positive vaccine news, the rise in HSBC (LSE: HSBA) shares has been among those making the biggest impact. HSBC shares are fairly widely held, so many investors have benefited from the rally. And after the surge, these investors could be feeling a little better about their portfolios. Thanks to a 27% rally over the last month (with much of it due to the vaccine candidate data), shares of HSBC are around 50% higher than their September lows.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…But despite them no longer being as great a bargain as they were in late September, I still believe HSBC shares remain a Covid-19 rebound play. And I’d still buy and hold the stock at current prices. HSBC shares: I like the valuationOne reason I like HSBC shares still is that the bank’s price-to-book value (P/B) ratio remains fairly low versus where it was before the pandemic. At the time of writing HSBC’s have a P/B of  around 0.57, versus the P/B of around 0.877 at the end of last year. I don’t think it will stay this low for long. I feel it could rise because the bank’s normalised earnings will likely grow as the world economy returns to business as usual. I also reckon those normalised earnings could grow as management proceeds with its cost restructuring plans. If earnings grow in the way I expect in the coming years,  the market could have more confidence in the assets that the bank uses to generate its earnings. If the market has more confidence, investors could award the bank a higher P/B. Second, I feel HSBC’s P/B could rise given that the US election is now over and with the new potential for US China relations to improve. If relations between the two countries do improve, the market could potentially price less risk into HSBC shares. Greater China is a hugely important market for and it makes most of its profits in that region. Dividend resumption?I also see HSBC as a Covid-19 recovery play due to what management might do with the dividend over the next few years. The company could pay a dividend again next year as regulators become less concerned about Covid-19. In fact, there is even potential for the bank to pay a limited dividend this year based on management’s third-quarter commentary. That probably will not be anywhere close to the pre-pandemic dividend, but the payout could have the potential to rebound close to pre-pandemic levels over the next few years as its earnings normalise. That would boost the share price too in my view.Given the bank’s valuation and what I think management might do with the dividend over the next few years, I’d buy HSBC shares at these prices and hold for the long term.  Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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30 Minutes with… Montpellier and Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo

first_img Nemani, got any phobias? Just learning French. I sweat it up a lot when I’m talking to French people…How are the lessons going? I’m doing alright now. You have good days and bad days. I do lessons a few times a week – ironically I’ve got a friend in New Zealand who speaks French and I talk with them over Skype three days a week.Have you explored France? My partner and I like to travel. We’ve been to Saint-Tropez, Monaco, Monte Carlo. Everything in Europe is so close together and you guys have so much history. We’ve just been to Spain as well.Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? Denzel Washington. He’s one bloke I’d ask a lot of questions of, but I could just listen to him. He’s one of my favourite actors.Speech time: Actor Denzel Washington wins an award. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any nicknames? People just call me Nemzy, and have done since I was young. That’s what the guys call me here.Who’s your funniest team-mate? Nikola Matawalu is a very funny boy. It’s like when he tries to talk English; if you speak to him on the phone he can sound a little bit like a woman. But he doesn’t care!Funniest on-field moment? I remember playing one game for the Crusaders. Someone ducked (pulled down) my shorts… seeing it on the replay was pretty hilarious.Slam dunk: LeBron James scores for Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo: Getty ImagesWho are your ideal three dinner party guests? Hop to it! Nemani Nadolo on the attack for Montpellier in the Top 14. Photo: Getty Images Get to know more about giant Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo Michael Jordan, because of what he’s done. And another basketball player, LeBron James. There’s this motivational speaker called Eric Thomas, too. He’s a bloke I listen to all the time. He’s an American speaker and I can really relate to what he’s saying.Do you have any superstitions? I do like to have a bottle of red wine after a game. I’ll do it whichever country I’m in. I suppose you could say it’s a bit of a superstition. No matter where I am in the world, I’ll try and get a local one… So it’s great I’m here.Got any bugbears? If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s rude people. It’s not hard to say “hello”.What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate is my big downfall. Brownies, chocolate cake, anything like that. I’ve cut down a lot recently but that’s probably one of the reasons I can be over 130kg…Power play: Fiji’s Nemani Nadolo tests the England defence last year. Photo: Getty ImagesWhat do you make of calls for a Fijian Super Rugby franchise? It would be awesome to have something like that on the islands. But we’d need to prove we can have something on that level. We’ve got the players and we’d have the team but we – and Tonga – must get our affairs in order. We’d need the right people running it. It’s not likely at the moment but it would be great.What are your goals outside of rugby? I’m doing studies for accounting. I’d like to do that or, if not, look at something with property development. Just before I became a full-time rugby player I was training in property development. I’ve always been good with numbers.How would you like to be remembered? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Fiji If I was to leave the game tomorrow, I’d hope people say I gave it everything. Some told me I was too overweight, too big a bloke, but I never gave in. And I’d hope they’d say I was a good bloke who always had time for people. It’s not hard to do that.This article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Episcopal Bishops of African Descent issues open letter against racism…

first_img Posted Mar 31, 2021 Rector Shreveport, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Back to Press Releases Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Bishops of African Descent has issued an open letter for Holy Week speaking out against racism and anti-Asian violence.  Episcopal Bishops of African Descent is a caucus within The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops attentive to issues of race and justice and the voice of people of color in the church.  It has grown to become a multiracial group comprising members who are Black, Native Indigenous and of Asian descent.  In addition to advocacy for full inclusion of people of color in the church, Episcopal Bishops of African Descent provides fellowship and mutual support to one another in the House of Bishops.  The full text of their open letter follows. A Litany in the Wake of Atlanta and Race in America is here. An Open Letter from the Episcopal Bishops of African DescentMarch 28, 2021If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. (1 Corinthians 12:26)As we begin Holy Week in a year marked by global suffering and uncertainty, we pause to reflect once again on what it means to walk with our Lord as he faces The Cross in light of the rise of several disturbing incidents of racial and other forms of violence in our land.The escalation in frequency and frequency of attacks on persons of Asian descent during this pandemic has drawn our consciousness to the insidious toxicity of prejudice, scapegoating, and hate. Over the past year, we have heard of many overt and covert projections of anger onto members of the Asian American-Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. As Bishops of African Descent, we would like to say to anyone who has been impacted directly or indirectly by acts of anger that we suffer and stand with you. You are not alone.We also stand against any member of White, Black, or any other community when they act violently against our AAPI siblings. Why is this important to us? Because we are members of the same body it is essential that we speak. Because when we hurt each other we hurt God and hurt ourselves.All people of color share a history in our country where the sickness of white supremacy justified unspeakable violence against native peoples. Native Americans were made dispensable through the “Doctrine of Discovery” in the name of God! White superiority continued the same kind of violence against our African siblings through slavery and later on through Jim Crow and incarceration laws. In that iteration, this sickness dehumanized, owned, and dispensed bodies of African-descent people. We have had anti-Hispanic bigotry from our country’s founding times.We can see the same continuum of violence directed toward our Asian siblings. Violence against those of Asian descent is not a new problem; there is a long history in Europe and in North America of bigoted falsehoods that Chinese people are carriers of disease. It should not be surprising that acts of violence in our land have risen sharply since the coronavirus has been identified as originating in China. It’s estimated that there have been roughly 3,800 anti-Asian bias incidents since March of last year. A recent study found that hate crimes against Asian Americans spiked 149% between 2019 and 2020, even though hate crimes overall declined. (From the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University.)In the Page Act of 1875, we saw an explicit connection between misogyny and racism, leading to anti-miscegenation law preventing Whites from marrying a “negro, mulatto, or Mongolian.” Such discrimination led to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. FDR’s move to Japanese Internment Camps built on this foundational hate towards Asian immigrants. The most recent attack on Asian women reveals an old connection between terror and misogyny. Overall, it is not accidental that the former President insisted on calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus.” Strangely, he exposed a trope of this one virus’s variant manifesting its destiny seemingly in different structural forms throughout our nation’s history.Sadly, communities of color other than the white population have been scapegoated since the beginning of the history of our country. The problem of blaming issues on another has been further escalated as peoples of color have been pitted against each other to distract from the source of the problems of inequality in America – systemic racism. While the media has highlighted conflicts in several instances between Asian and Black communities, these over-hyped stories and images have overshadowed the important and longstanding collaborations that have also historically characterized their relationships, including the abolitionist Frederick Douglass speaking out against Chinese exclusion, and Yuri Kochiyama being aligned with Malcolm X and other activists of color in the common struggle for racial justice. Often unreported and unnoticed, we bear witness to the daily and much appreciated acts of friendship and solidarity between Asians, Blacks, and all other communities of color.In the racial reckoning that this past year has called us all to engage in, the Episcopal Bishops of African Descent stand with all efforts to build cross-racial alliances in order to make our common witness against the race-baiting, scapegoating and demonizing madness that wants to create enmity between people. It is time to name the myth of the ancient lie that Whites are superior to anybody. No, in Christ, there isn’t any such categorization but the truth that we are all one, meaning equal, in Christ–Galatians 2:28. We have no room for superiority in the church and hence, in society.We ask for heightened vigilance in all our communities to unite at this time. We especially urge communities of color to act with abundant kindness through acts of grace toward one another during this time of heightened fear in our Asian American-Pacific Islander communities. Racism is the pandemic that threatens to destroy us all; it is a particularly insidious disease and sin that has corrupted our knowledge systems, our national identity, our institutions, and our very soul as a human community.We call upon all the baptized to reach out to each other as traumatized and hurting communities, be they Native American, Migrant, Black, Latino, White and all others, with hospitality and grace. We all experience the trauma of separation, guilt, and shame. Let us remember who we are. We are children of a loving God. We are survivors of a global pandemic. We are here because we helped each other. Just as we affirm our conviction in One Lord, One Faith, and One Baptism, let us prove our identity as One Beloved Community, One human Family with One Heartbeat, and raise each other to our full humanity in Christ! Out of many, we are one. We rise and fall together. Let us, therefore, suffer together and raise each other!The Most Reverend Michael B. CurryPresiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal ChurchThe Right Reverend Gayle E. HarrisBishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of MassachusettsConvenor of the Episcopal Bishops of African DescentThe Right Reverend Eugene T. SuttonBishop, Episcopal Diocese of MarylandCo-Convenor of the Episcopal Bishops of African DescentThe Right Reverend Lloyd Emmanuel Allen, D.D.Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of HondurasThe Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-BurrowsBishop, Episcopal Diocese of IndianapolisThe Right Reverend Nathan BaxterBishop, Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania (Ret.)The Right Reverend Ogé Beauvoir (Ret.)Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of HaitiThe Reverend Canon Paula E. ClarkBishop-Elect, Episcopal Diocese of ChicagoThe Right Reverend Carol J. GallagherRegional Canon for the Central Region, Episcopal Diocese of MassachusettsThe Right Reverend Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr.Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Michigan (Ret.)The Right Reverend Carlye J. HughesBishop, Episcopal Diocese of NewarkThe Right Reverend Deon K. JohnsonBishop, Episcopal Diocese of MissouriThe Right Reverend Kym LucasBishop, Episcopal Diocese of ColoradoThe Right Reverend Dr. Shannon MacVean-BrownBishop, Episcopal Diocese of VermontThe Right Reverend Santosh K. MarrayBishop, Episcopal Diocese of EastonThe Right Reverend Phoebe A. RoafBishop, Episcopal Diocese of West TennesseeThe Right Reverend Allen K. ShinBishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of New YorkThe Right Reverend Prince SinghBishop, Episcopal Diocese of RochesterThe Right Reverend Michael G. SmithAssistant Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of DallasThe Right Reverend Arthur B. Williams, Jr.Assisting Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of OhioThe Right Reverend Carl Walter WrightBishop Suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal MinistriesThe Right Reverend Robert C. WrightBishop, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta Episcopal Bishops of African Descent issues open letter against racism and anti-Asian violence Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Eventslast_img read more

House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec

first_img Photographs Projects ArchDaily “COPY” House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec Area:  110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House under the Calvary / Šercel ŠvecSave this projectSaveHouse under the Calvary / Šercel Švec Year:  Photographs:  MgA Tomas Manina PhD Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Slovakia CopyHouses•Veľké Úľany, Slovakiacenter_img Manufacturers: Ferm LivingArchitect In Charge:Architekti Šercel Švec s. r. o.Architects:Peter Šercel, Andrej ŠvecGarden Architects:NuGardenCity:Veľké ÚľanyCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDRecommended ProductsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The area of architecture is placed in a centre of a small village Veľké Úľany (South West Slovakia). The ground is unique for its specific irregular shape which tends to be narrowed at the edge. This place is situated near to a protective zone of Calvary, an important municipal monuments with high vegetation.Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDSave this picture!ConceptMain concept of design is based on a markedly conservation of its authentic genius loci. The mass of the architecture forms on a traditional shape of a house located between the existing trees. Efforts to keep symbiosis with surrounding nature led to the connection of flat and sloped roof. The two-storey building purposely respects the street line and its location opens up a view of the entire area. Steeper slopes of the roof to the south promotes the lightness and subtlety of garden and creates its nice background. Human scale brings airiness into the backyard and decreases towards the entrance which consequently seems less personal, but still attractive.  Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDThe house designed as open space can be comfortably used by four member family. On the ground floor is a hall accessible directly from the level of parking places for cars (grassing tiles). Right after the entrance the house offers a nice view to the garden passing through the living room and large glass wall. The bathroom with toilet forms the northernmost tip of the object with the entrance through the hall with wardrobe and technical equipment. The daily places are partly divided by the mass of staircase. Dining room with kitchen and living room creates one operating circle whose circumference is the strongest architectural feature: connection of the exterior and interior. Open bedroom area adds breathability to the house. First floor serves as the night zone of the house with two separate rooms. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!PerspectiveFrom the daily zone, there is an exit to the terrace and garden. The garden is designed in the context of flowers, useful plants and herbs. The realisation of the garden, including the selection, planting and treatment of existing trees as well, was accomplished with care and high attention.The house construction just complete the main idea of preserving existing trees. The building is based on a reinforced concrete foundation slab, using cellular glass insulation to do not break the root system under the house and retain the original green high vegetation on the area. In the interior and exterior as well, there are used only natural materials as wood, stone, steel and concrete in its rough form. The entrance and courtyard facade is adjusted by wooden panelling, which is left to natural oxidation. Medium high fence is built only around garden area – it is formed to gabion with fulfilled and empty parts. The house looks small and compact and still benefits from native trees which maintain a comfortable climate in its interior and environment nearby. Thanks to the open space disposition of whole area, house and its surrounding keeps its holistic harmony of exterior and interior.Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhDProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Readers Debate: Venice’s History, Makoko’s FutureArticlesRIBA Future Trends Survey for April Shows Workload Growth in the UK and AbroadArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2016 CopyAbout this officeŠercel ŠvecOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVeľké ÚľanyOn FacebookSlovakiaPublished on June 12, 2016Cite: “House under the Calvary / Šercel Švec” 12 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More 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 “COPY” Architects: Šercel Švec Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© MgA Tomas Manina PhD+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Manufacturers: Swiss Krono AG, HAILON GLASS, Xingfa AluminiumProject Team:Lưu Hoàng Long, Nguyễn Bá Đức, Vũ Hoàng LongStructure:Sunjin VietNamArchitect In Charge:Lưu Hoàng LongCity:Tứ LiênCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of DelineRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Understanding we can only fulfill people’s needs when we understand what they are. We dig deep down to understand their priorities, values, inspirations, likes and dislikes and mostly how they want to live. And what we got for the answer is “a home circulated with emotional needs and a renovation in living qualities for this typical tube house” from our client, a very passionate about architecture, active young couple.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineIn order to think out of the box, instead of pushing people in close-boxes and no communication between living spaces like traditional way, we staged out our considerations. How to innovatively improve family relationship, activities (emotional needs) and mankind with Mother Nature (living qualities renovation) by connecting these through spaces? Why trying squeeze a stair to some death corner just for the function of moving up and down only while leaving all other issues such as moving up an oversize furniture ?Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineBy answering two questions above, we came up with the final solution. Using Stairs, Voids, Bridges and positioning them at the center of the site as an atrium. Blending different functional spaces such as living room, kitchen and bedrooms around by creating split-level structure. We defined two “in one-glimpse space” spaces with “story-teller” stairs as features. The welcoming area is group of aquatic workshop, high volume living room and kitchen with the suspended exposed concrete stair to complete the atrium. In order to create open space, no wall or column support the Stairs provided. Only one Fengshui partition, which combined by timber fins to shield for the kitchen. Therefore, whoever wonders what others are up to could tell by one glimpse, from living room view toward aquatic workshop, from living room to kitchen, bedrooms and vice versa, fulfil the request of “emotional needs”. Same thing could happen for the bedrooms area and kid playroom. Parents are easily keeping their eyes on children. Save this picture!SectionIn a typical tube house, increasing the use of every space is essential. Large stair landing works as a waiting lounge to welcome people to living room or a stage for family activities to watch from the workshop besides being just a shoe changing area. All the support for the stairs are hidden away in wall and small steel rods used to support the “in one-glimpse space” concept. Bridges connects two rooms; create a playing area for kids where parent could interact with them as well as leaving a breathing space for this tube house.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineOther feature of this project is its double skin facade. The first layer is a combination of stainless steel frame cubes and perforated panels, which controls the sun light, reduces heat and creates interesting visual effects. It enhances the view from inside to outside as well as increasing owner’s privacy. Furthermore, the facade is also acting as guide frames for plants to hook and grow. The second layer is temper glass facade with aluminum frame in between the gardens and indoor, hopefully bringing the breathe of nature which is rarely found in big city.Save this picture!Courtesy of DelineProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla N1 / Jonas Lindvall A & DSelected ProjectsRoss Pavilion International Design Competition Launches for Emblematic Edinburgh SiteBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Houses STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & constructionSave this projectSaveSTH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction “COPY” STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction 2016 CopyAbout this officeDeline architecture consultancy & constructionOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTứ LiênVietnamPublished on February 09, 2017Cite: “STH_Stair House / Deline architecture consultancy & construction” 08 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” CopyHouses•Tứ Liên, Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Deline+ 28 Share Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Vietnam Projects Architects: Deline architecture consultancy & construction Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more

The real ‘People of the Year’ — workers & oppressed people of the world!

first_imgNEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17 2020: Public health workers, doctors and nurses protest over lack of sick pay and personal protective equipment (PPE) outside a hospital in the borough of the Bronx on April 17, 2020 in New York, NY.In what can only be described as a big middle finger to healthcare workers, essential workers and all workers and oppressed persons who are rising up against police terror and fascism, the bourgeois weekly Time has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as its Persons of the Year. By mid-September, the death toll of health care workers in the U.S. from COVID-19 had topped 1,700 and climbing. (National Nurses United)  By Dec. 15, the death toll overall in the U.S. from the virus had climbed to almost 304,000, with more than 16.7 million cases reported.Yes, in the middle of this catastrophe, Time magazine found it appropriate to shine yet another spotlight on the bourgeois ruling class, ignoring health care workers entirely and disrespecting the historic revolutionary uprisings and mass marches that followed the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.Battling the capitalist media It is easy to dismiss Time, Forbes or any sort of capitalist-funded media as “against the people” — because they are! There is no doubt that the mainstream magazines, papers and television news channels are corporate-sponsored and capitalist-funded, right down to local news stations. It is appropriate to say that the ruling class has a total monopoly on major press. It is also appropriate to say that one task of the working class is to wage a struggle against that monopoly and that bourgeois press, to forward the fight for socialism and anti-imperialism. One example of this in action was the 2018 appearance of Workers World Party founding member Deirdre Griswold on the television talk show of right-wing reactionary Tucker Carlson. Griswold schooled him on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – but most importantly, she spoke directly to millions of viewers, giving them the real story of why socialism matters. In that capitalist forum, Griswold defended a revolutionary socialist nation fighting U.S. imperialism — defended the DPRK unequivocally, as Workers World Party has always done.In the midst of bourgeois media propaganda that champions the capitalist ruling class and spreads the lies of U.S. empire, it is a critical task of workers and oppressed persons of the world to struggle to fight for our own autonomy and self-determination in the media.Time magazine ignores victims of U.S. capitalismWho were the real People of the Year in 2020? Time could have shone a much-needed spotlight on healthcare workers across the country, from nurses to technicians to cleaning people, who have saved lives in underfunded hospitals with no beds and little or no PPE. Many have had to wear trash bags over their clothes! They are working grueling hours with few or no breaks, many for poverty wages. Many have died from the virus itself. Instead, Time published a massive article on how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “saved the U.S.” from President Trump. What that coverage glossed over is Joe Biden’s long record of building up the death-dealing military and prison-industrial complex, and Kamala Harris’ habitual mistreatment of sex workers and transgender people when she was prosecutor  and “top cop” of California. Time humanized two staunch supporters and creators of the U.S. capitalist-imperialist empire while ignoring and dehumanizing the countless workers and oppressed people who have died alone and often penniless due to capitalist ruling class negligence and outright hostility to workers and oppressed people during the pandemic. ‘Overdue awakening’ In June 2020, Time’s cover was a photo of a Black Lives Matter uprising with the headline, “The Overdue Awakening.” The article briefly outlined the uprisings, at that point only about a month old, along with police attacks on protesters in D.C., the mass arrests, the rise of U.S. citizens beginning to understand police terror as a very real problem and, of course, how Trump and his administration were adding fuel to the fire.The article gave an even briefer look at the U.S. history of anti-Black terror, from chattel slavery to the underlying anti-Blackness of Social Security and other federal programs, to the current prison-industrial enslavement system. After acknowledging the murder of George Floyd, the Time article ended with an ironic statement: “Awakening can be painful. But in America, a reckoning is overdue.”Time called for a supposed “awakening.” But after a Black-led uprising brought millions and millions of workers and oppressed people — multi-gender, multinational and multi-generational — into the streets, what did this capitalist propagandist do? The bourgeois magazine glorified as “People of the Year” two people who ran on a platform directly, explicitly opposing the uprisings. Two people who have unequivocally supported the police and condemned the protesters.So what sort of “awakening” is really needed? What about more mass protests and actions to build solidarity with those who are saving lives in the middle of the pandemic and those who are challenging death-dealing institutions of racism and incarceration, of woman-hating and queer-phobia, of ableism and ageism. What about an awakening to the need to defeat capitalism and imperialism and build socialism?We as Marxist-Leninists know who the real People of the Year are — the workers and oppressed people of the world, united, who are waking up the planet! Devin Cole is a transgender Marxist writer and organizer. They are the president of Strive (Socialist Trans Initiative), a transgender advocacy organization, and a member of Workers World Party, Central Gulf Coast (occupied Muscogee Creek land — northwest Florida).FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos SHARE The Environment Protection Agency last week announced it would not ban chlorpyrifos, although court battles likely are ahead to fight the action. EPA denied objections to the agency’s 2017 order denying a 2007 petition from the Pesticide Action Network North America, and the Natural Resources Defense Council to cancel all registrations for the insecticide. CropLife America says the decision “reinforces the integrity of the registration process, protection of consumers and the needs of farmers and health officials who rely on this vital tool.” EPA claims there was a lack of evidence of neurological damages to humans from chlorpyrifos. A court previously ordered the EPA to make a decision regarding the use of the insecticide.The Pesticide Action Network calls chlorpyrifos a “brain-damaging pesticide,” adding the administration has “put corporate interests ahead of the health of children, workers and the environment.” The organization vows to continue its fight to get chlorpyrifos banned. Meanwhile, the EPA is expediting the review process for chlorpyrifos that is currently underway. EPA Not Banning Chlorpyrifos By NAFB News Service – Jul 20, 2019 Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleIndiana State Department of Agriculture Adds StaffNext articleGuest Worker Proposal Positive for Agriculture NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi kidnapped

first_img April 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi kidnapped RSF_en News Help by sharing this informationcenter_img Organisation Mohammad Ahmed Al-Mohammadi, a Suhail journalist who also writes for the independent weekly Al-Siha wa Al-Nas, was kidnapped by members of the Republican Guard. His brother said the family had not heard from him since he got a phone call summoning him to Republican Guard headquarters. The same Republican Guard members previously used threats to try to get him to resign from Suhail and work as an informer.last_img