Seller beware

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Seller beware Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Sports betting Strategy RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar warns executives negotiating a sale of the importance of doing due diligence on prospective acquirers, as failure to do so can lead to serious issues post-acquisitionIn M&A, as in gambling, sometimes you can push your luck a bit too far. On June 18th, MaxEnt NRR Entertainment’s remote casino and remote gambling licence was revoked by the GB Gambling Commission, amid concerns on source of funds used to acquire and support the licence of the newly merged entity. MaxEnt has disputed the GC’s verdict and plans to appeal the decision.Whilst this couldn’t have come as a complete surprise, it has nonetheless raised eyebrows in the investment community as to the delicate balance between company acquisitions and retention of their existing legal and regulatory entitlements.What seems to be especially concerning is the apparent lack of due diligence on the buyer (MaxEnt), at least insofar as the origin of their wealth and the ownership and details of their ultimate beneficiary owners (UBOs).Such information would be the first aspects any exiting regulator would query to ensure the licence in question would still be valid. Assuming this would carry on regardless of the change of control is disingenuous and, in this case, dangerous.This most recent episode has accentuated the ‘seller beware’ syndrome, or rather the importance of also choosing the right buyer besides just ensuring the commercial terms are right. This article will thus focus on the importance of shortlisting the right buyer, and what that means from a seller’s perspective.First off, don’t negotiate with a buyer directly, even if – actually, especially if – you already know them. This might seem counter-intuitive, but a lot of issues stemming with (lack of) buyer KYC emanate from reduced due diligence conducted based on familiarity.If the buyer is not known to the seller beforehand, rest assured the former will conduct all the due diligence required, often through specialised brokerages, and ensure any issues found will affect the final sales price as well as your liabilities to that effect.So, it only makes sense for a seller to engage in a similar amount of effort, if only to ensure they are protected from all legal and regulatory aspects.Secondly, has the buyer bought before? A surprising amount of issues originate from first-time buyers, particularly those concerning KYC.Whilst the majority of these issues are minor and can eventually be rectified with the right paperwork, a change of control is cause for sufficient concern to any regulatory body, and – as seems to be the case with MaxEnt – unless rectified promptly, can rapidly escalate resulting in licence revocation, or worse, such as fines and penalties.Thirdly, with regards to buyer structure, is the acquiring entity and/or ultimate beneficiaries fully known and disclosed? Have there ever been any legal (or worse) issues related to any of the founders, directors or major shareholders? Running checks on all known entities (especially through specialist agencies) should be mandatory. If these aspects are unknown or dubious at best, they will be flagged with any regulatory body.Next, ensure you’re selling from a position of strength. This has been highlighted in previous articles; but is repeated here to underscore the need to run a full process to ensure buyers are effectively competing to win your business over; hence encouraging quality over quantity.Finally – and this is important – don’t skimp on the quality of brokerage and legal entities, and conversely, ensure they are properly working for their money. Any advisory worth their salt (and reputation, which in such a closely-knit industry is the best currency) will not hesitate in turning down any buyer (even if they bid the highest offer in a process) that fails to meet the minimum regulatory and AML requirements.Which also means – don’t work with intermediaries whose role is reduced to that of an introduction. Irrespective of their accolades, agencies need to work with the seller closely at all aspects of the sale, including the so-called post-sale process; an area often overlooked by brokers.In such acquisition-intensive times, the need for buyer due-diligence is a matter that is frequently overlooked and, as was the case with MaxEnt, can sometimes have disastrous consequences.Sellers need to be doing their homework even more than buyers, and should be relying on trusted entities to research, facilitate, manage and expedite the sale; whilst allowing the sellers to focus on doing what they do best; growing and running a successful business.Julian Buhagiar is an investor, CEO & board director to multiple ventures in gaming, fintech & media markets. He has lead investments, M&As and exits to date in excess of $370m.center_img Email Address RB Capital’s Julian Buhagiar warns executives negotiating a sale of the importance of doing due diligence on prospective acquirers, as failure to do so can lead to serious issues post-acquisition. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 24th June 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

HKJC turnover declines amid Covid-19 disruption in 2019-20

first_img Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Horse racing The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has reported declines in revenue and turnover for its 2019-20 fiscal year, though management hailed the business’ resilience after it managed to avoid race cancellations over the period. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino 1st September 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: China Hong Kong Finance HKJC turnover declines amid Covid-19 disruption in 2019-20 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has reported declines in revenue and turnover for its 2019-20 fiscal year, though management hailed the business’ resilience after it managed to avoid race cancellations over the period.At a time when sporting events around the world were cancelled as as result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, HKJC maintained a full race programme for the year, thanks to strict health and safety measures at its tracks.“Racing is an important symbol of Hong Kong and its can-do-spirit, not to mention the vital support it provides through tax and charity funding. We were therefore determined to keep racing going,” HKJC chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said.“This commitment was no less strong among horse owners, trainers and jockeys, backed up by the Club’s employees. I would especially like to thank our many employee heroes, who banded together to safeguard the wellbeing of our customers, members and the wider community.”However, with its off track betting facilities shuttered in February and not reopened until late June, it still saw turnover decline for the year ended 30 June. This was mitigated in part by player activity shifting online; digital and mobile platforms accounted for 70% of wagering turnover, rising to 90% at the height of the pandemic.Amounts wagered fell 11.6% year-on-year to HK$218.75bn, of which $195.47bn was staked by Hong Kong residents across all channels. Commingling agreements with international partners contributed the remaining $23.28bn, up 23.1%.Looking at turnover by product, racing accounted for $121.00bn of the total, down 3.2%.Betting on football, at a time when leagues and competitions were suspended as a result of the pandemic, was badly hit, however. HKJC estimated that up to 3,273 matches were either postponed or cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 shut-down, which resulted in turnover dropping 18.8% to $92.60bn.The remaining $5.16bn came from the Mark Six lottery game, down 39.0% year-on-year, after draws were suspended in mid-February. However HKJC said that this vertical would have declined even without the pandemic, due to a lack of significant changes to the game format since its introduction.After prizes were paid out to customers, this left revenue of $31.51bn, down 14.9%.HKJC paid out $19.63bn in betting and lottery duties, a 13.8% drop on FY2018-19, with a further $88m paid out through commingling contracts, and $774m allocated to the Lottery Fund, which provides funding to charitable causes in Hong Kong.This left net revenue and commission of $11.02bn, though total revenue was increased by $3.91bn from other sources, and a $57m gain from the sale of properties, to $14.99bn.Operating costs for the year increased marginally to $11.82bn, while $2.57bn was granted to the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Charities Trust. In 2019-20 the Trust made $4.5bn in donations, including a $346m commitment to tackling the impact of Covid-19.This left HKJC with a $595m operating surplus (profit), down 35.0%. After interest on customer deposits, plus losses from investments and financial costs, as well as a share of joint venture profits, the operator’s pre-tax profit amounted to $599m. After $454m in income tax, this left the business with a net profit of $145m, down from $2.08bn in FY2018-19.“I believe we have every reason to be proud of the Club,” HKJC chair Philip Chen said of the operator’s performance.“We maintained our core racing, wagering and membership operations. We kept our customers, members, employees and licensed personnel safe and protected. Above all, we stayed true to our purpose.“In short, we did what was right for the Club and what was best for Hong Kong.”However, HKJC admitted that it faces an “extremely challenging” future, which has already seen the funding donations to its Charities Trust decline year-on-year. Nevertheless, it will continue to invest in strategic projects, such as the development of the Conghua Racecourse, and redevelopment of stables at its Sha Tin track.Its online offering will be overhauled, with a new customer information and wagering system currently being built, while it aims to spur further growth through new commingling contacts and simulcasting deals.“Ultimately everything comes back to the Club’s purpose – the betterment of our society – which must, and will, remain the same,” Chen added. “We will continue to enhance our much-admired position by doing the right things and doing them right. We will strive hard to improve our business results so that we can maintain our charity donations.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to…

first_imgCricketLatest Sports NewsPakistan Super LeaguePakistan Super League 2021 Imad Wasim403408.50 Cricket Karachi Kings (Playing XI): Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton(w), Imad Wasim(c), Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Ilyas, Arshad IqbalPSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE – Playing XI – Teams:Quetta Gladiators (Playing XI): Jake Weatherald, Usman Khan, Saim Ayub, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Azam Khan, Abdul Nasir, Hassan Khan, Jack Wildermuth, Arish Ali Khan, Khurram Shahzad, Naseem ShahPSL 2021 – QUE vs KAR LIVE: With just two wins in nine games played so far, Quetta Gladiators are out of the race to playoffs this season and will be looking to end their campaign on a high. Karachi Kings, on the other hand, are still alive in the competition owing to the 7 runs win over Lahore Qalandars in their previous outing. The Kings are placed at the bottom second spot of the points table with 8 points coming off four wins in nine fixtures. They would be looking to register another win on Saturday to keep their chances alive.PSL 2021 – QUE vs KAR LIVE: Can Karachi Kings win vs Quetta Gladiators and keep their playoff chances alive? PSL 2021 LIVE-Where will PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR be broadcasted in India?Sony Sports to Broadcast Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 QUE vs KAR in INDIA F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Facebook Twitter Cricket Taonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallEnjoy farming, stock up and make friends. 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WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Abdul Nasir6-12717.2 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickcio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.com247 SportsThe Highest-Paid College Football Coaches In 2020, Ranked247 SportsAlso Read: PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes the first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive North AmericaWillow TV Cricket PSL 2021 New schedule – PSL 2021 SCHEDULE Hassan Khan5-12316.5 Jack Wildermuth3053017.67 J Weatherald2-487.1 PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets PSL 2021 LIVE Streaming Online –Where can fans watch the live streaming of PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR in India?The live streaming of the PSL 2021 in India will be available on SonyLiv.You can also catch the live updates on around the globe can also stream the PSL 2021 online through BSports Pakistan on YouTube. Danish Azizb Khurram Shahzad451325346.15 Noor Ahmad402907.25 Mohammad Amir402105.25 Martin Guptillc Hassan Khan b Aarish Ali5510100.00 Aarish Ali402847.00 BatsmenRB4S6SSR WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Karachi Kings Innings 176/7 (20 ov) Chadwick Walton (WK)Not out342722125.93 PSL 2021 has reached its business end as the last doubleheader or the last two league games of this season is being played on Saturday. The two bottom-placed Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings’s battle is on with lot to play for Karachi. One more defeat and they will also be out of reckoning from place in knockouts – Follow LIVE Updates BatsmenRB4S6SSR PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE Streaming Online-: Where to watch LIVE stream of Pakistan Super League Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Imad Wasim (C)c Hassan Khan b Aarish Ali340075.00 United KingdomSky Sports Sharjeel Khan3-8010.3 Sharjeel Khanb Aarish Ali453434132.35 IM Wasim5-12116.5 Hassan Khanrunout (Mohammad Amir)241540160.00 Abdul Nasir401513.75 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Naseem Shah201507.50 Khurram Shahzad302518.33 Jack WildermuthNot out8610133.33 Azam Khan4-9112.6 MENA, Aus and Row* PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE: Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Live Streaming in your country and India, Follow Live updates PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive- A spectacular bowling display from Karachi Kings has helped them keep their hopes of qualifying in the Pakistan Super League (PSL 2021) with a must-win match against Quetta Gladiators on Saturday. Mohammad Ilyas and Arshad Iqbal were the picks of the bowlers. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s fifty went in vain.PSL 2021: Earlier, Karachi Kings batsmen Danish Aziz and Chadwick Walton pulled back things in their favour to provide them a top finish. The duo scored 45 and 34 respectively to guide Karachi Kings to 176/7 in the allotted 20 overs. But, Aarish Ali’s 4 wickets affected their run rate in the middle overs after the wickets of Sharjeel Khan (45) and Babar Azam. MJ Guptill2-7610.1 Cricket Babar Azamc Hassan Khan b Abdul Nasir23253092.00 NZSky NZ Previous articlePSL Latest Points Table: Lahore Qalandars lose playoff berth, Islamabad United tops leaderboardNext articleENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live updateQuetta GladiatorsSarfaraz Ahmed (c), Abdul Nasir, Hassan Khan, Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Anwar Ali, Jack Wildermuth, Jake Weatherald, Khurram Shehzad, Usman Shinwari, Zahid Mahmood, Zahir KhanKarachi KingsImad Wasim (c), Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Amir, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Haris, Amir Yamin, Chadwick Walton, Danish Aziz, Martin Guptill, Najeebullah Zadran, Mohammad Ilyas, Abbas Afridi, Zeeshan MalikPSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE: Can Karachi Kings win and keep their playoff chances alive? Follow Live updatesFor more sports news and PSL 2021 updates, follow us at PSL 2021 QUE vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Quetta Gladiators vs Lahore Qalandars Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live updatePSL 2021 live streaming – PSL Live on Facebook: With Pakistan’s biggest cricketing event HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) set to return on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, in Abu Dhabi, the Pakistan Cricket Board is collaborating with Facebook to bring the event to the global audience via the platform’s Paid Online Events. 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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_imgWasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from JapanDAZN, which allows you to live stream sport or watch it on demand, is the place to go to watch Wasps v Leicester in Japan (kick-off 1.30am on Thursday). The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereWasps have been enjoying themselves in the Gallagher Premiership lately.They revelled in a 28-18 win over Sarries last time out. And they continue their assault on the play-off spots by welcoming back prop Kieran Brookes, who has missed four with a shoulder injury – an entertaining development as he is set to lock horns with Tigers loosehead Ellis Genge, who captains the visitors.  Wasps are also giving teenager Alfie Barbeary a first Premiership start at blindside flanker. Jack Willis, who has been in scorching form lately, will monitor Barbeary’s progress from the bench.  The last time these two met, in February, Wasps were playing their first match since previous director of rugby Dai Young had departed, and Tigers came from behind at half-time to take a nine-point win. Returning to the Ricoh though, they are hunting for just their second victory since the league restarted.Tom Youngs is again absent, with Jake Kerr at hooker for Tigers. Ben Youngs is on the bench with starter Ben White the only starter who was in that 18-9 win in February. Newbie lock Cameron Henderson makes his first start for Leicester.Karl Dickson has the whistle, as the ref takes charge of his 29th Premiership match. Wasps: Matteo Minozzi; Zach Kibirige, Malakai Fekitoa, Ryan Mills, Marcus Watson; Jacob Umaga, Dan Robson; Tom West, Gabriel Oghre, Kieran Brookes, Joe Launchbury (captain), James Gaskell, Alfie Barbeary, Thomas Young, Brad Shields.Replacements: Tom Cruse, Simon McIntyre, Jeff Toomaga-Allen, Levi Douglas, Jack Willis, Sam Wolstenholme, Jimmy Gopperth, Sam Spink.Leicester: George Worth; Harry Potter, Dan Kelly, Guy Porter, Harry Simmons; Zack Henry, Ben White; Ellis Genge (captain), Jake Kerr, Nephi Leatigaga, Cameron Henderson, Blake Enever, Ollie Chessum, Thom Smith, 8 Jordan Coghlan.Replacements: Charlie Clare, Facundo Gigena, Joe Heyes, Harry Wells, Sam Lewis, Ben Youngs, Johnny McPhillips, Andrew Forsyth.Find out below how you can watch Wasps v Leicester from wherever you are…How to watch Wasps v Leicester from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Wasps v Leicester, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPN That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they are showing every Premiership match played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when Wasps v Leicester takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, you can watch Wasps v Leicester (kick-off 6.30pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Wasps v Leicester will kick off at 12.30pm EST and 9.30am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches and you can watch Wasps v Leicester at 2.30am on Thursday (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from the UKWasps v Leicester, which kicks off on Wednesday 9 September at 5.30pm, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wasps v Leicester live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Wasps v Leicester from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 4.30am on Thursday on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Can the hosts keep their phenomenal form going in this mid-week match-up? Menacing form: Jack Willis has impressed for Wasps (Getty Images) last_img read more

The Lighthouse 65 / AR Design Studio

first_img Year:  CopyHouses•Hill Head, United Kingdom ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily The Lighthouse 65 / AR Design StudioSave this projectSaveThe Lighthouse 65 / AR Design Studio Architects: AR Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Martin GardnerPhotographs:  Martin Gardner Winner of the RIBA Downland Prize 2012 The Lighthouse is a beachfront property on the south coast of England. It is a super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom house sitting in a beautiful water side location enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.   Save this picture!© Martin GardnerRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineThe site is enclosed between two neighbouring buildings and a 7m high embankment to the north; of which pavement and street access sits at the top. This access, to the roof level of the property, and the one-directional view over the beach, English Channel and Isle of Wight to the south, has led to an interesting design which takes inspiration from traditional beach pavilions such as the De La Warr in Bexhill a little further along the coast. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe design concept was to maximize the building’s width, so every key room enjoys expansive views of the vista. All bathrooms and utility spaces run at the rear of the property, allowing the view to be continuous for all living spaces. The house sits 7 metres below road level with the roof acting as a parking deck for 3 cars. Visually the roof and floor decks are hung from the central concrete core, terminating in large cantilevers that provide shade and open-air shelter to the ground floor. Save this picture!© Martin GardnerBalconies and outdoor accommodation are provided by horizontal planes carefully cantilevered from a central access tower which penetrates the roof plane; atop of which sits a frameless glass enclosure providing access and acting as a lighthouse. Lighting within this enclosure is triggered by a barometer providing instantaneous information to the beach and sea beyond.  Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThis illuminated glass cube sits on top of the concrete stair core. At night the lit glass glows to indicate local weather conditions: green when weather is fair and red when atmospheric pressure drops, warning passing yachtsmen of possible stormy conditions.  Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNovo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / EnotaUnbuilt ProjectTechTown District Plan / Sasaki AssociatesUnbuilt Project Share Houses “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 The Lighthouse 65 / AR Design Studio CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHill HeadHousesUnited KingdomPublished on April 24, 2013Cite: “The Lighthouse 65 / AR Design Studio ” 24 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore 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 Year:  Save this picture!© Martin Gardner+ 23 Share Photographs “COPY” Area:  180 m² Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project United Kingdom 2011last_img read more

Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUAB Architektu biurasOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPalangaLithuaniaPublished on March 15, 2015Cite: “Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras” 15 Mar 2015. 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 Lithuania Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras Family House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biurasSave this projectSaveFamily House In Palanga / UAB Architektu biuras Year:  Photographs Architects: UAB Architektu biuras Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Area:  253 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Save this picture!© Leonas Garbačauskas+ 32 Share Manufacturers: Vande Moortel, WOODlifeSave this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasText description provided by the architects. This is a four-member family house in a seaside resort town Palanga, Lithuania. The narrow site is located approximately a kilometer of pine forest away from the sea. It features a slope and is framed – by a street on the slope foot and a forest wall on top of the hill, towards the sea.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasAll living spaces are lifted above the street level and focused on the forest, while the utilitarian spaces are positioned on the lower level – consequently, establishing the reaction to the intricatelandscape besides sparing as much of the site for outdoor activities and for psychological perception of private spaciousness.Save this picture!Floor PlanThrough creative discussions it was decided to avoid the impression of a bulky hovering object that a single level living area dictates, therefore, the scheme was divided into three separate volumes corresponding with three functional zones: Children rooms with a dedicated bathroom and washroom are situated firmly on the ground, while the parents’ zone – a master bedroom with ensuite facilities – is lifted commandingly on a sleek tower leg, which serves as a storage space. The central zone houses a stairway, the main living areas on the first floor and a garage, an entrance hall and technical spaces on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasThe dismantling of the scheme also allowed for delicate adjustments of orientation for all elements accordingly. The children’s volume shifted to the South for light and warmth, parents’ volume – to the North for a cooler climate. The two also turned away from the main volume and its terrace for privacy.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasThe three volumes are united with a central transitional axis. Moving along it one can feel the slight changes in spaces (floor finishing that follows the direction of the axis throughout the house further enhances the sensation) and it translates into the internal scenario of the house – a gentle pulsation of spaces, light and orientation, attention to the surrounding nature, arrangement of lifestyle. As the clients have a keen eye for art, there appear places to incorporate it into the interior without it disrupting the calm flow of spaces and having it compete with the main interior attribute – the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasThe house becomes like fingers of a hand submerged into sand, trying to palm it; the back façade seems like a funnel – catching the light, the wind, the nature. The project strives for an image of solidity and refinement as the façade is of Belgian handmade clinker, which is stacked and glued to eliminate gaps. On the other hand, the tower leg, sometimes wittingly placed art, axis and structure all add a touch of playfulness to the house – fitting the mood of its town.Save this picture!© Leonas GarbačauskasProject gallerySee allShow lessGoettsch Partners Prepare to Start Work on Warsaw TowerUnbuilt ProjectEgypt Unveils Plans for “New Cairo”Architecture News Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Palanga, Lithuania Photographs:  Leonas Garbačauskas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Pride at Work supports Black Lives Matter

first_imgOrlando, Fla. — A lot of pride and fightback energy was on display at the “Triennial Convention of Pride at Work, AFL-CIO,” in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 26-28. Pride at Work is the official lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer constituency group of the AFL-CIO, created in 1994 as part of a grassroots activist upsurge of the LGBTQ working class.Some 175 delegates charted a course for the coming year to fight for the needs of LGBTQ workers, their unions and all working people.The influence of the Black Lives Matter movement was very evident at the convention and a strong BLM resolution was passed. The first-ever all African-American women and trans-inclusive panel addressed the plenary meeting on the subject of “Race and the Queer Community.” Panelists included Elle Hearns, a trans woman leader of GetEQUAL; Carmen Barkley and Sheva Diagne of the AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department; and Charlene Carruthers of Black Youth Project 100.Hearns was a national organizer of the Aug. 25 “Trans Liberation Tuesday,” observed in many cities across the country. Hearns spoke passionately about the dozens of murders of African-American trans persons over the past year, with five murders just in the previous week.This writer had attended a Boston Black Lives Matter Trans Liberation Day rally in Roxbury, where Andre Francois, the president of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union, Steelworkers Local 8751, and members of the union’s executive board had pledged union support for trans rights.The Florida convention unanimously passed a Black Lives Matter resolution on race relations, resolving that “public services that systematically underserve or mistreat communities because of their racial prejudice must be challenged and changed.” Similar language had been used in May at the 44th annual convention of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.Another resolution directly challenged the group known as the Human Rights Campaign for catering to “big money donors” and for having “misguided priorities [that] have disproportionately affected the transgender community, People of Color and workers.”The Human Rights Campaign is known to have a “fist-in-glove” relationship with the Democratic Party. The resolution’s particular ire was reserved for HRC’s 90 percent corporate approval rating for Walmart, despite that company’s anti-gay and anti-worker record. The “Our Walmart” campaign of the United Food and Commercial Workers has been fighting for $15 and a union for Walmart workers for the past two years. Rank-and-file members of UFCW’s OUTreach Caucus, known as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Labor and Our Allies,” gave strong support to this resolution.The most withering attack on corporate America and its paid-for politicians was delivered by Pride at Work Co-President Shane Larson. Addressing the plenary, Larson excoriated Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and the Obama administration in the strongest language imaginable for trying to force the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement through Congress. The TPP is a gift bag to global capitalism that would undermine labor rights in many participating countries and make it impossible to manufacture cheap generic versions of drugs, including life-saving HIV anti-retrovirals.Pride at Work union members at the convention are involved in organizing for the “Days of Grace” union rally against racism on Sept. 5 in Charleston, S.C., site of the recent terrorist massacre of nine church members at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church. One of those killed was the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, a state senator who was a known ally of the LGBTQ community.A number of LGBTQ groups will be participating in the march, which is being organized by the International Longshoremen’s Association, Local 1422, and endorsed by many unions and community groups, including the Southern Workers Assembly.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Suspects Arrested for Robbery Attempt and Possession of Stolen Property

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week L-R: Jesus Rojas (20), Geovany Martinez (19) and Aaron Vazquez (33).On Wednesday May 13, 2015 at 04:00 a.m. a resident on Grove Lane in Sierra Madre heard noises in the front of his residence. The resident looked out the window and observed a suspect breaking into his vehicle. The resident went outside and confronted the suspect, who was now inside his vehicle, and a brief struggle ensued. The suspect had a large silver object in his hand which the resident felt was a gun. Fearing for his safety the resident backed away from the suspect allowing the suspect flee southbound to a dark colored SUV. As the SUV pulled up another suspect ran out of the residence south of the original victims and fled to the vehicle.Within minutes of the original call officers spotted the dark colored SUV traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Baldwin from Sierra Madre Blvd. A high risk traffic stop was conducted and three suspects were detained without incident. Stolen property and narcotics were located inside the vehicle.Police Chief Larry Giannone said “we discourage residents from confronting suspects for their safety but are glad the victim is okay. The quick response from the officers was instrumental in apprehending these suspects and recovering the victim’s property”. Police located additional property in the vehicle and will be attempting to identify other victims.The three suspects are gang members and have lengthy arrest records. All three suspects reside in El Monte and were booked at the Pasadena City Jail. Bail for each is set at $50,000. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Police, Fire & The Courts Suspects Arrested for Robbery Attempt and Possession of Stolen Property Published on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 1:15 pm HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Plans for wind farm in Ardara rejected

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire It’s been confirmed that plans for a wind farm in the Ardara area have been rejected.It has been rejected on visual impact and on the likely impact it would have on a special protection area for birds in the area.The board also had concern about the stability on the site and the risk that posed to aquatic and wildlife in the area.It’s believed the extent of the refusal means the site is not viable for future applications.Energy Consultant Peter Crossan who represented the local to have it rejected says the refusal is so comprehensive that it should be the final one:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Plans for wind farm in Ardara rejected RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – September 25, 2015 Google+ Previous articleMc Hugh announces almost quarter of a million euro for Donegal community centresNext articleFunding still an issue for Letterkenny Institute of Technology News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more