September 4

Coalition’s attacks on City must stop

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That is the only way to describe yesterday’s government borrowing figures, which saw the deficit jump to another record for August, dashing hopes the public finances were improving of their own accord. Revenue growth was tolerable at 6.3 per cent. What was shocking was that government current spending jumped 11 per cent year on year in August. Yes, that’s right, in the midst of a supposed period of austerity, the government has seemingly lost control of the public finances. In part, this is because of the higher costs on index-linked gilts, pushed up by our excessively high inflation; but nevertheless these figures smack of a government and civil service which are failing to get a grip. Meanwhile, instead of trying to make the UK a better place for global firms to invest and base their staff and operations (and hence pay tax), and encourage a private-sector based renaissance, the Lib Dems are not only banker-bashing again but actually extending their attack on the whole of UK Plc. Vince Cable’s speech tomorrow will be remarkable in its virulence and disdain for the companies and entrepreneurs that create all the revenues the government raises; the speech could have been made by a Labour politician of the socialist 1980s. He wants to impose new rules on corporate pay, make it harder for firms to be taken over, crack down on company directors and so on.Cable, who used to work for the Labour party in the 1970s, evidently despises modern capitalism, especially the financial and business services industry which is London’s biggest employer. Take this quote: “Why should good companies be destroyed by short term investors looking for a speculative killing, while their accomplices in the City make fat fees? Why do directors forget their wider duties when a fat cheque is waved before them? Capitalism takes no prisoners and kills competition where it can.” The clear implication is that mergers and acquisitions are barely legal (“accomplices”); the argument about destroying competition is semi-Marxist (yet, empirically, the biggest barrier to competition is the government); money making is inherently dodgy; the metaphors are violent. It’s an ugly speech. Part of the reason for the rekindling of the war on the City is the continuing collapse in Lib Dem and Tory support. YouGov has the Conservatives and Labour equal on 39 per cent; the pollster reveals a growing anti-cuts mood, despite the deficit. Although 40 per cent of those polled think the cuts are “good” for the economy, 43 per cent view them as “bad”. Only 30 per cent think they are “fair” against 21 per cent who see them as “unfair”. At the time of the emergency budget in June, 45 per cent thought the spending cuts were “fair”. The coalition believes that a bit of populism will help rectify this.But Cable’s comments will outrage business leaders, entrepreneurs, the City and much of the Tory base. Nick Clegg’s view yesterday that all accountants and tax lawyers are engaging in immoral behaviour when they help their clients legally pay less tax is an attack on millions of middle-class folk – including everybody who puts money in an Isa or a pension. The coalition’s gratuitous bashing of business and the City has gone too far; it is now endangering our reputation as a place to do business and is beginning to cost jobs. Enough is [email protected] KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

August 24

Pinnacle signs payments deal with MuchBetter

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Pinnacle has entered into a global partnership with online gaming payments company MuchBetter Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Payments Pinnacle signs payments deal with MuchBettercenter_img Topics: Finance Tech & innovation Pinnacle has entered into a global partnership with online gaming payments company MuchBetter. Under the deal, MuchBetter services will now be available to all Pinnacle sports betting and esports customers around the world. MuchBetter said that its offering will help Pinnacle to “significantly” reduce its transaction fees, as well as prevent fraud and provide the best deposit and withdrawal experience possible to customers. The MuchBetter Value Based Pricing model charges operators based on each player’s net balance over a month, which means processing fees are lower and relative to the true financial value of each player. In terms of customer protection, the MuchBetter Gaming Wallet features a range of anti-fraud features, while MuchBetter’s transparent use of data and open APIs will help Pinnacle to meet data protection, KYC and AMLD regulations. “Given the steady rise of transaction fees in recent years and squeezed margins, it’s rare to find a payment partner that is genuinely on your side,” Pinnacle’s head of group payments, Isabelle Delisle, said. “In MuchBetter, we are working with a trustworthy account team, and have tremendous faith in the extensive experience of the leadership team of course. “We are confident that our players will love the MuchBetter App, which offers an intuitive experience for our customers to quickly and easily fund their Pinnacle accounts. “On our side, we’re excited by the way that MuchBetter will help us proactively reduce transfer fees, while also cutting down on the most common and most damaging forms of igaming fraud.” Jens Bader, co-founder of MuchBetter, added: “Pinnacle needed a solution that offered the functionality that mobile players have come to expect as standard from their mobile apps, and in MuchBetter they have a service that is simplicity itself. MuchBetter seamlessly integrates mobile into the igaming experience, making payments as quick and easy as ordering an Uber or streaming a film on Netflix. “There are no passwords, no security questions. Players can make their payments and withdraw their winnings with just their fingerprint and phone.”Related article: Pinnacle agrees esports betting deal with Asian BGE 20th June 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

June 20

Convention calls for closer relations with Cuban church

first_imgConvention calls for closer relations with Cuban church Possibility of reunification explored By Lynette Wilson Posted Jul 2, 2015 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Erna Lund says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books General Convention, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments are closed. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Marilyn W. Peterson, a visitor from the Diocese of Florida, Bishop of Cuba Griselda Delgado Del Carpio and El Salvador Bishop David Alvarado during a June 25 hearing of the Standing Committee on World Mission. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] The U.S.-based Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church of Cuba took a step toward closer relations during the 78th General Convention, meeting here June 25-July 3. Convention also passed a resolution calling for the U.S. government to lift its economic embargo against Cuba.“As state-to-state diplomatic relations between the United States and the government of Cuba are quickly progressing, the focus of The Episcopal Church upon our relationship with the Episcopal Church in Cuba should be intensified wherever possible,” said the Rt. Rev. James Magness, bishop suffragan for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church, who visited Cuba recently and proposed Resolution B003.“The Episcopal Church in Cuba, our Anglican Communion partner, is a clear multiplier when it comes to the spiritual, social and physical infrastructure of the country of Cuba, and therefore has the potential to be a significant partner for us as we move forward to enhance our relationships,” he said.Resolution B003 called on General Convention to “acknowledge and affirm” the Cuban church’s decision to request membership as a diocese, and to identify and address the canonical issues, including offering pensions to clergy, involved with Cuba becoming a diocese.Resolution B002 called for the embargo to be lifted, and directed The Episcopal Church’s Washington, D.C.-based Office of Government Relations “to concentrate its effort with respect to this issue toward lifting aspects of the embargo that impede The Episcopal Church’s partnership with The Episcopal Church in Cuba.”The decades-long U.S. economic embargo and Cuba’s extra-provincial status has left the Cuban church feeling isolated, said the Rt. Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Carpio during a June 25 hearing on resolutions A053, which was later discharged, and B003 in General Convention’s Legislative Committee on World Mission.“These have been tough times nationally and in the life of the church,” said Delgado, who became bishop of Cuba in 2010, adding that the last five decades under the embargo and as an extra-provincial diocese have been difficult.During a March synod meeting the Episcopal Church of Cuba voted 39 to 33 in favor of returning to The Episcopal Church. The Cuban church was a diocese of The Episcopal Church prior to the Cuban Revolution, before Cold War politics inhibited travel and communication between the two churches.The 78th General Convention could not formally welcome the Episcopal Church of Cuba back into the U.S.-based Episcopal Church during this convention, as such an action requires a study of the constitutional and canonical implications.Despite the hardship and isolation, however, the Episcopal Church of Cuba has a mature, thriving ministry focused on evangelism, as evidenced in its strategic plan.“The last decade has been one of creativity: Our churches (are) always open, always in prayer, and expanding in spirituality, and always believing we belonged to a larger family,” said Delgado during her testimony. “We, after these years, feel mature and solid in every aspect.“We have an identity as a culture. And the Cuban people work with society, especially children and youth, focusing always on mission training for laity and clergy, and always preparing lay people so that they can become formed in Christianity. I believe that with our human resources and spirituality, we have something to offer the rest of the church.”Following the Cuban church’s 1967 separation from The Episcopal Church, the Metropolitan Council, which includes primates of The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Province of the West Indies, was created to govern the church as an extra-provincial diocese.Resolution B003 also calls on the church to seek to strengthen relationships with the goal of creating “greater understanding and fellowship,” and that such efforts “seek to promote mutual ministry and understanding through cultural exchange, prayer, worship, fellowship, education, and humanitarian work – identifying and facilitating specific opportunities for exchange, including, but not limited to, travel so that an exchange may occur between Cuban and North American Episcopalians.”The embargo and the strict travel restrictions didn’t stop some Episcopalians from the United States from organizing mission trips and traveling on religious visas to the island, the largest and most populated of the Greater Antilles.For example, during her June 25 testimony in regard to strengthening the relationship between The Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church of Cuba, the Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate, an alternate from the Diocese of New York and its missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry, described the personal impact of visiting Cuba.“I went to Cuba 12 years ago and met Griselda when she was a priest. She had seven churches, and was my inspiration. For the last six years I have led 16 to 20 teens to Cuba every year. We have done little work but they have loved us,” said Bass-Choate.“Our Episcopal Church of Cuba needs our support,” she said. “It is a magnificent church and they do a fantastic job. The ministry has transformed my life and my ministry. It is our church, we need to open our hearts and our doors to the diocese of Cuba.”The warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuban governments, and the anticipation that the U.S. economic embargo imposed on Cuba could be lifted, has sparked new hope in the church.On Dec. 17, 2014, President Barack Obama ordered the restoration of full diplomatic relations with the Cuban government, more than half a century after the United States severed relations with the communist government of then-President Fidel Castro. Prior to the Castro-led Cuban revolution, U.S. companies owned huge shares in Cuba’s economy, infrastructure, and utilities, and imported 90 percent of its sugar. Cuba is just 90 miles from Key West, Florida, and historically was a popular tourist destination for Americans.In 1960, the United States placed an embargo on all exports to Cuba except food and medicine; by 1962 the embargo covered all imports and exports. Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, President John F. Kennedy imposed travel restrictions on Feb. 8, 1963. Despite a loosening of some travel and trade restrictions following Obama’s December announcement, the embargo cannot be lifted without congressional action. In February, the U.S. Senate introduced legislation to lift the embargo.In October 2014, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to lift the embargo, with only the United States and Israel casting nay votes. It was the 23rd time a majority of the 193 member states voted to lift the embargo.“The Episcopal Church has called for the lifting of the embargo before but nothing has happened to the suffering of the Cuban people that we in America are creating. I believe it is time now for this to happen. We are continuing our failed policies of 50 years ago,” said retired Bishop Leo Frade during a June 24 hearing of the Legislative Committee on Social Justice and International Policy. Frade was born in Cuba. “We are losing billions of dollars. … It will be ridiculous if this General Convention doesn’t make a statement about the question of the embargo. This injustice is created by the USA and we have been doing it for five decades. … it’s time to stop it.”The Rev. Jose Luis Mendoza–Barahona of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras, member of the international policy committee, spoke June 25 on behalf of lifting the embargo.“About three years ago I went to Cuba and I was able to witness the suffering, the pain and limitations the Cuban people are experiencing. I believe our committee has created too many expectations. … We need to demand that both governments support the lift(ing) of the embargo. The Cuban government has imposed an internal embargo against its people and they are not free to have relationships with other countries … So I would like our committee to support this resolution,” he said.Two currencies exist in Cuba, the peso and the convertible peso; the latter is used by foreign visitors and has a U.S. dollar equivalent. Professionals, such as doctors and lawyers, earn the equivalent of $20 per month.Lifting the embargo, for the church, would mean more money for mission and ministry; for the Cuban people, “it would signify a radical change,” said Delgado during an interview with ENS. “First of all, both countries would be in closer relationship.”Specifically, in terms of the Cuban church, she added, funds could be transferred directly to Cuba rather than routed through Canadian banks at a 10 percent fee.The Episcopal Church’s 2013-15 budget allocated $106,000 to the church in Cuba.For clergy ordained in Cuba before 1966, the embargo eliminated their pensions, explained Delgado; a few years ago, those still living began to receive some pension money. Clergy ordained since 1966 are not part of a pension plan.— Lynette Wilson is an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service. Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments (1) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ July 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm This all sounds so “Well and Good”–no argument there so to speak … It is encouraging to those of us who have long voiced/spoke out re justice for the Guantanamo “residents”/Inmates many of whom have already been “ready for release” per attorneys, but U.S. refusal …Now the Cuban government has insisted that the U.S. must close/return Guantanamo to Cuba–rightly so–before any official diplomatic/consular residency can occur. We must honor this for Respect for Humanitarian and Territorial Integrity. I hope that the U.S. government will follow through with this very basic requirement Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention 2015 Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

June 18

WATCH: The thrilling moment ‘pretty surprised’ Courtney Lawes was told of Lions call up

first_imgThursday May 6, 2021 WATCH: The thrilling moment ‘pretty surprised’ Courtney Lawes was told of Lions call up Courtney Lawes has revealed his shock at making Warren Gatland’s 37-man British and Irish Lions squad – then quickly pledged to be fighting fit in time for the South Africa tour.ADVERTISEMENTLawes was training with Northampton when rugby director Chris Boyd stopped the session, and told the entire Saints squad that the England back-five forward and Wales fly-half Dan Biggar had both won Lions places.The 32-year-old admitted he had not received a ‘save the date’ email from Lions staff teeing up selection, leading him to put aside any thoughts of making the touring squad.But after winning selection, the 87-cap back-five forward insisted he will be fully past his recent pectoral injury in good time for the tour.“I was pretty surprised, I just didn’t really have any clue,” said Lawes.“Some players got emails and things like that, but I didn’t get an email. I didn’t last time either, so I was pretty much in the dark and waiting to see if I would get a shot basically.“And obviously not being fit at the minute I thought my chances were quite slim, but I’m very grateful for the opportunity.ADVERTISEMENT“I don’t think I really worried about it too much. I kind of guessed I didn’t get an email either because I’m in the team, or because I’m nowhere near the team! So I just didn’t really worry too much about it.“We were out training, then Boydy pulled us all in and let everybody know that me and Biggs were in the team. It was very cool. I’m glad I was in because it would have been awkward if Biggs was in and I wasn’t!”Lawes’ Six Nations was cut short by a pectoral injury in March, and now the hard-hitting forward revealed he is closing in on a comeback.“I’m only a couple of weeks away from being fit now, two or three weeks, so I’ll get a bit of game time before the end of the season, which is great,” said Lawes.ADVERTISEMENT“And luckily due to experience I’ve been able to come back and pick up where “I’ve left off from the last couple of injuries, so hopefully I’ll continue that and I feel like I’ll be able to.“And in terms of the tour, I think it’s going to be great, obviously it’s going to be very, very different, with all of the Covid stuff going on.“But I think we’ll just climb into it and work hard. Hopefully the best players on the best form will be picked for the Tests. And I’m looking forward to hopefully putting my name forward.”The Lions will take on Japan in Edinburgh on June 26 before heading out for eight matches in South Africa, with the three-Test series against the world champion Springboks starting on July 24.Lawes’ Northampton team-mate Biggar’s inclusion means the Lions will have three fly-halves on tour, with Scotland’s Finn Russell and England’s Owen Farrell also making the cut.Farrell could easily operate at inside centre though, in a role he filled under Gatland during the drawn Test series with New Zealand in 2017.Biggar has been in fine form in recent months, and Lawes believes the 31-year-old has a strong case to start in the Test matches.“Yeah of course he has a chance to start the Tests,” said Lawes.“And it will be an interesting battle between him and Finn Russell because they are both on great form, and they are quite different 10s. And it will be very interesting to see who gets picked and what kind of form they are on in a Lions shirt. But he’s got a hell of a shot at starting in the Tests.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 5 WEEKS AGO The big hits and misses from a Lions squad… 5 WEEKS AGO AWJ set to be Lions skipper as fans eagerly… 5 WEEKS AGO Aaron Smith emphatic about his pick for greatest… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

June 17

Ada Street / Amin Taha Architects

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Ada Street / Amin Taha Architects CopyAbout this officeAmin Taha ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsDabasLondonHousingMixed UseRetail3D ModelingUnited KingdomPublished on March 27, 2012Cite: “Ada Street / Amin Taha Architects” 27 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Ada街 / Amin Taha Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyApartments•London, United Kingdom Ada Street / Amin Taha ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAda Street / Amin Taha Architects Architects: Amin Taha Architects Photographs Save this picture!© Charles Hosea+ 18 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/219919/ada-street-amin-taha-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Charles HoseaText description provided by the architects. Located off Broadway Market, south of London Fields in one of the poorer, but upcoming east-end areas, Ada Street accommodates six apartments above two small retail units in an area with the largest number of different languages spoken in the city with the largest population of artist per square kilometer in Europe. With creative shops, bars and clubs to reflect the Local Authority’s more relaxed approach to design aesthetics, Amin Taha Architects formed a structure asymmetrical in appearance with subtly battered and sloping walls and floor plates and a gentle scattering of window openings. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaThe building is finished in an all-encompassing monolithic black render making up all external elements of the building including, parapets, sills, and window reveals. Internally exposed block-work, concrete floors and ceilings with some gypsum partitions the apartments. Save this picture!© Charles HoseaThe client expressed an ambition for utility and unadorned domesticity. The practice’s general strategy is to find a binding aesthetic form with a reduced material palette. The detail illustrates the extension of this logic through the use of fewer, yet standard products to reduce construction junction types, associated specialist trades, their time on site and associated costs. Save this picture!© Charles HoseaExternally, the Dryvit insulated render system, certified to 24 degrees from the horizontal, is used to perform a number of roles, avoiding the need for copings, sills, external gutters and drains. First it was used to weather external walls and the upper pitched roof, and around window openings to form reveals, returning to an integral sloping sill. At roof level the system alone forms the parapet and coping, terminating against the roof coverings. Finally, the integral DPC at the base avoids an overlap of trades when sealing the building. Together with Velfac’s glazing and Guaranteed Asphalt’s inverted flat roof, the external envelope is reduced to three products and trades, contributing to the coherence of the form. Save this picture!© Charles HoseaThis reduction is followed through internally, where precast concrete planks are left as exposed soffits, and floors are power-floated concrete. This standard floor build-up was engineered to meet acoustic performance requirements without the need for suspended plasterboard ceilings or raised floors. The resultant savings permit the use of underfloor heating and 5 amp lighting circuits throughout, allowing better room layout flexibility, without radiators or pendants determining furniture arrangements.Save this picture!© Charles HoseaProject gallerySee allShow lessNantong Sports Center Winning Proposal / HennArticlesGlass Farm / MVRDVArticlesProject locationAddress:London, EnglandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United Kingdom Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/219919/ada-street-amin-taha-architects Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

June 16

Two new appointments at GOSH

first_img Ros Freeborn has joined Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSHCC) as acting head of fundraising publicity, and and Laura Leonard has joined as PR officer (sports and community fundraising).Ros, who will be covering for Clare Cook whilst she is on maternity leave until the start of 2006, has worked in a variety of PR roles including two years at the baby charity, Tommy’s. More recently she has worked as a freelance PR Consultant.Originally from a PR agency background, Laura moved to the charity sector two years ago when she joined the British Lung Foundation as Press Officer. Advertisement Two new appointments at GOSH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 11 April 2005 | Newslast_img read more

June 16

Aid Innovation Challenge to reward aid delivery inventions

first_imgAid Innovation Challenge to reward aid delivery inventions Howard Lake | 13 June 2012 | News Tagged with: Awards 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Aid Innovation Challenge is looking for the best inventions that can make a difference in the delivery of humanitarian and development aid worldwide.The Challenge is part of the annual AidEx event, a platform for humanitarian and development aid professionals to facilitate improvements in the deliveryof humanitarian aid.Design agencies, manufacturers and suppliers of aid products can enter under the “business” category. The “individuals” category is open to inventors and students specialising in design or engineering. The category winner will receive a grant worth £2,000 (€2,460).Nicholas Rutherford, AidEx Event Director: “We want to hear from people with cutting-edge inventions that will boost the delivery of aid in areas such as medical care, water, sanitation, food, security or shelter. This is an exceptional opportunity to pitch your invention to key buyers and procurers and get world-class feedback from the humanitarian aid community.”Last year’s winning inventions were a discrete portable medication dispenser and scheduler for people living with HIV in developing countries and the LeafBed, a biodegradable bed which provides a sleeping alternative for disaster relief victims still living in evacuation camps months after an incident.The deadline for entries is 27 July 2012.www.aid-expo.com/en/visitor-zone/EventHighlights/AidInnovationChallenge.aspx  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

June 15

Venezuela seeks a way out of the emergency

first_imgThis article was published in pagina12.com.ar on April 2. Translation by Michael Otto.On Sunday, March 31, Nicolás Maduro announced a special 30-day electricity plan to create “a special department of power management that will be able to balance the national electricity system.” He declared it Sunday night, after a week marked by successive outages that put most people in a situation where they were up against the ropes when solving daily problems. One in particular stood out: getting water. And yesterday the president described the situation as a serious emergency.“This plan will have a special emphasis to not affect the energy needed to guarantee the supply of drinking water,” he said in the announcement. He also stated that school activities will continue to be suspended until April 2 and the workday will last until 2 p.m. in both public and private institutions. Maduro appointed Igor Gavidia León as the new Minister of Energy to replace retired General Luis Motta Domínguez. The Minister of Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, in turn reiterated that the government is facing “manifold attacks on the electrical system,” which caused “significant damage to the transmission yard of the Simón Bolívar hydroelectric plant in El Guri and to the network of transmission lines, as well as to the switching systems and to the automation of the operation of the machines that generate electricity and in the distribution of the electric current.” The picture is complex, and the answers will not be immediate. The predominant images of Sunday and Monday (yesterday) were of the people — people with big water jugs and barrels who were looking to fill them. In shops where they sell water, at watering places where they fill containers, like springs at the foot of the hills that border the valley of Caracas, upstream — where many people also go to bathe — at improvised water taps in tunnels and in urban places where they use broken pipes to solve the problem. The struggle to get water was continuous, and the capacity of the government’s cistern operations could not cope with the demand. Yesterday afternoon the water supply at several points in the capital and its vicinity had gradually begun to be restored. The capital, as well as several parts of the country, was transformed into a scenario of individual, family and collective efforts to resolve the necessity of obtaining water and transportation. The Mayor’s Office of Caracas provided special routes in view of the difficulty of traveling due to the lack of subway service. Motorized groups of Chavistas were organized to take people home. In that context, protests were staged Sunday afternoon and yesterday. Some were promoted by the opposition, for example, to prevent the passage of tankers sent by the government and to create greater hardship in order to capitalize politically using violent means. This method was used on other occasions, such as in 2017 and in particular in 2016, when the tactic was to generate points of protest in the vicinity of the Miraflores Palace without taking responsibility for them, thus attempting to create an exaggerated popular uprising through networking on social media. Some were spontaneous responses to the really difficult situation caused by the prolonged lack of water, which, unlike electrical power, had not returned to several places in recent days. Each day without water translates into a greater number of difficulties.Guaidó, from his side, stuck to his story that blackouts were caused by corruption, fires were caused by lack of maintenance and the inability to fix that, by organizing “block, sector and neighborhood.” He reached a conclusion that above all stems from his desire and propaganda: “The myth and the legend that the popular sectors ever backed [the Chavistas] is over.”He ratified his call for the April 6 mobilization, known as “Exercise Operation Freedom,” an action which he has not yet described, although he announced that “help and freedom commandos” will be created. He further asked the Bolivarian National Armed Forces to join him and asserted that the arrival of U.S. Marines is a possibility. Yesterday we also learned that the Plenary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice decided to ratify the ban on Guaidó leaving the country without authorization until the investigation begun on Jan. 29 is completed. In addition, the decision prohibits the sale of his property and imposes taxes on his property, blocks and immobilizes his bank accounts and/or any other financial instrument in Venezuelan territory.The court also issued a fine of 200 tax units for his contempt of the exit prohibition injunction of Jan. 23 and ordered that a certified copy of the decision be sent to the president of the ANC [Constituent National Assembly] “for the purpose of search and seizure against the parliamentary immunity (that he is entitled to) in his capacity as a member of the National Assembly.”Thus several moments are lived simultaneously in Venezuela. Events that frame the daily routine of material difficulties and the search for solutions, those that have to do with Guaidó’s attempts to recapture a political initiative that’s in decline, those of the government’s need to come up with answers in each dimension — the most urgent being the material — as well as the always latent threat due to the assault on power promoted by the opposition. And behind it all, or as Chancellor Jorge Arreaza said, in front of everything is the United States.  Everyday life thus resembles a tightrope, very tense, which nevertheless does not seem close to breaking.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 12

Brian Bonner reinstated as Kyiv Post editor

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes Brian Bonner’s reinstatement as editor of the Kyiv Post. After its journalists continued a strike for four days, owner Mohammed Zahour reversed a decision to fire Bonner over editorial disagreements and even announced the creation of a special editorial council consisting of Bonner and three other staff members to guarantee its independence and protect it from outside meddling.“This U-turn has shown that, although the authorities and media owners in Ukraine have been trying to control editorial content for more than a year, they can be made to back down when journalists and public opinion are mobilized,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is a great victory for the Kyiv Post’s staff and an encouragement to all those fighting for media freedom in Ukraine.”——————————————————————————————–19/04/2011 Kyiv Post editor fired, journalists go on strikeReporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that Brian Bonner, the editor of the Ukrainian English-language newspaper, the Kyiv Post, was fired on 15 April for disregarding the owner’s instructions to kill an interview with the agriculture minister. The press freedom organization stresses that the owners of news media must never try to determine their editorial policies. This is essential in order to guarantee media independence.Bonner’s removal comes at a bad time for the Ukrainian media, with the government increasingly opposed to criticism and now apparently using dismissal as its latest weapon for getting rid of outspoken journalists. A respected journalist who had been editing the Kyiv Post for the past three years, Bonner was preparing to publish an interview with agriculture minister Mykola Prysiazhniuk about the lack of transparency in government grain export quotas on 15 April when he received call from Mohammed Zahour, a British businessman who heads Istil Group, the newspaper’s owner.Zahour asked him to drop the interview and threatened to block the entire issue if he did not. Bonner refused and was fired the same day. He had received several warnings from Zahour’s representatives in recent months and had been accused of not giving President Viktor Yanukovych enough support.The newspaper’s journalists have gone on strike, describing Bonner’s dismissal as meddling. In an open letter released today, they urged Zahour to reinstate Bonner and said firing was never the right solution to editorial differences. The Kyiv Post would be independent “no matter who runs the government” and “independent newspapers are both rare and important in this region,” they added.In a response posted on the newspaper’s website, Istil Group claimed that Bonner’s firing was not due to the publication of the interview with the agriculture minister but to differences of opinions. A Kyiv Post journalist told Reporters Without Borders that access to the newspaper’s computers and email service was blocked by the management today. This morning, the journalists could not acces their office. Bonner’s firing came just five days after Serhiy Tyhy was dismissed as editor of Gazeta Po Pievski following various disputes with the newspapers owners. Its journalists had not been paid for three months and its publication had been blocked. According to Tyhy, one of the reasons given for his dismissal was a February article criticizing the president.Media freedom has declined sharply in Ukraine since Yanukovych became president. It now ranks 131st out of 178 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News News Organisation April 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Brian Bonner reinstated as Kyiv Post editor UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia center_img Help by sharing this information September 7, 2020 Find out more News March 26, 2021 Find out more to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authoritylast_img read more

June 2

Barrientos grateful for the opportunity to compete on Beat Bobby Flay

first_img By Michael Bauer – April 22, 2021 Barrientos grateful for the opportunity to compete on Beat Bobby Flay WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local News Previous articlePolice searching for man in United theftNext articleXTO Energy partnership Michael Bauer Twitter A crowd of about 70 gathered Thursday night at Curbside Bistro to cheer on local Chef Alejandro Barrientos while watching his pre-recorded appearance on the Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” cooking competition. The Odessa native did not make it to the final competition against Flay but did showcase his culinary skills and Odessa on the national competition. He created a chile-rubbed pork loin dish and said on the program he knew he made “Odessa proud.” Curbside Bistro is located on the Andrews Highway and features local favorites swine fries and sliders as well as other items. The business started as a food truck and grew into a busy local restaurant. Barrientos has always given back to the community with free Thanksgiving meals and also donating food during the recent “snow-vid” in February. (Jacob Ford | Odessa American) Curb Side Bistro owner and chef Alejandro Barrientos may not have beaten Bobby Flay but he still relished his opportunity to compete on the Food Network’s renowned cooking show.The Odessa resident’s long-awaited episode of Beat Bobby Flay finally aired Thursday night on television.The show features chefs from around the world competing against each other for a chance to go up against Iron Chef Bobby Flay.The show is taped in front of a live audience in New York City.Barrientos competed against chef Andrew Bent from San Diego, Calif. It was the Golden State cook who made it to the final round, defeating the Odessa resident in the first round.However, Barrientos was thankful for the publicity.“It’s just a milestone to be able to be on the show,” Barrientos said. “To even be selected was a huge honor. I’m very blessed and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”Barrientos said he made a pork tenderloin in the round for the celebrity judges who decide who goes to the next round.“I just wanted to do something classical and one that was full of flavor,” Barrientos said. “I just went back to something classical that I used to make.”While he may have lost in the first round to Bent, he still enjoyed competing against the San Diego resident.“It was cool,” Barrientos said. “We were in the green room together and chilling and talking. It was great.”About 70 people were in restaurant Thursday night to witness Curb Side Bistro’s owner take his talents to the Big Apple, competing on the show at a watch party.The show was taped back in 2019, leading to a long and sometimes tough wait for the Odessan and his family but Barrientos was thankful to see his episode air on television.“It’s good, it’s good,” Barrientos said. “It feels like the light at the end of the tunnel. It was two years ago and since then, we’ve been evolving. We opened our second business and we’ve been doing our community work. We just kept on rocking and doing our work.”Seeing members of the community come by and join the watch party was wonderful, according to Barrientos.“It’s nice,” Barrientos said. “It’s great to see everyone here tonight. It feels like we’re at home because we have appetizers that were donated by my vendor. They donated a bunch of goodies and it’s great to see.”The customers cheered on their favorite chef, erupting into an applause during Barrientos’ introduction.A lot had changed since the taping of the show from October 2019.For one, a pandemic struck the planet, leading to challenges for everyone, especially the restaurant industry.“We were just trying to survive 2020 and get through it,” Barrientos said. “Make sure everything is good. This caught us by surprise so we’re rocking and rolling.”However, good things also happened during that time span to Alejandro and his wife Stephanie who welcomed their daughter Galilee Lhillier who is now eight-months old.“We’re very excited,” Stephanie said. “It’s been a longtime coming. We’ve had to keep it a secret for two years. But we’re finally excited. We’re glad to be here.”Stephanie said she will never forget the show’s taping and she and Alejandro’s trip to New York City two years ago.“When we first got the message, we thought it was a joke,” Stephanie said. “But we’re so blessed. We got to see New York and go out in the town. I couldn’t believe it was happening. We were just two kids from West Texas in the Big Apple.”Regardless of the show’s result, Stephanie and Alejandro were both excited for the opportunity and enjoyed advertising about the episode for the last couple of weeks.“Getting the word out has been exciting,” Stephanie said. “The amount of love and support has been great. It’s been overwhelming and we’re thankful for that.”Alejandro echoed those thoughts.“The community has been great,” Alejandro said. “They’ve shown great support. I’m from here. Born and raised here. I’m here all the time. It’s really cool to see that interaction.” Facebook Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more