WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

first_img Show Comments ▼ FINANCIAL TIMESNIGERIA APPROVES $2.5BN BID FOR NITELNigeria has approved a controversial $2.5bn offer for the country’s main fixed-line telecoms group, but has demanded that the winning consortium come up with a $750m downpayment to secure the sale. The approval follows years of ill-fated efforts to sell off Nitel, which has withered since liberalisation a decade ago enabled MTN and Zain to make the nation one of the world’s fastest-growing telecoms markets.VIMPELCOM TO FOCUS ON CUTTING DEBTVimpelcom’s immediate priority will be to cut its large debt load rather than to increase its dividend, following a deal that could make it the world’s fifth-largest mobile phone operator. Alexander Izosimov told the Financial Times that Vimpelcom’s dividend was likely to be flat over the next two years but held out the prospect of the pay-out rising from 2013.JAPAN’S DENA SNAPS UP US RIVALA two-year-old San Francisco gaming start-up that raised $40m in funding has been sold for up to 10 times that amount to Japanese social gaming company DeNA. The acquisition of ngmoco for up to $400m is another example of the dealmaking taking place in mobile and social gaming. ASIAN CITRUS MOVES INTO JUICE MARKET Asian Citrus, the Chinese orange plantation group, is moving into the fruit juice market with its first major acquisition since floating on Aim in 2005. The company, which took a secondary listing in Hong Kong last November, is paying HK$2bn (£165m) for a 93 per cent holding in Behai Perfuming Garden Juice, the biggest tropical fruit juice producer in China.THE TIMESSECRET FIREFIGHTING FORCE STANDS BY AS UNION VOTES ON STRIKEA secret strike-breaking firefighting force has been assembled to provide cover in London if 5,500 members of the Fire Brigades Union go on strike in the capital. The result of a ballot of FBU members in London will be announced tomorrow, with an increasing likelihood that they will vote for a strike. WARNING ISSUED OVER VALUE OF ROYAL MAILA privatised postal service could be worth just £700m excluding debt when the effects of falling mail volumes, the threat of industrial action and a failure to modernise are taken into account, the first independent valuation has warned in an in-depth analysis that could scupper the government’s plans to privatise Royal Mail. whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL The Daily TelegraphHEWLETT PACKARD DENIES HIRING OVERSEAS STAFF IN BRITAINHewlett Packard (HP) has been accused of sending foreign staff from overseas offices to Britain to carry out the tasks of redundant workers.The computer giant announced on Monday that it would cut a further 1,300 staff in Britain, as part of sweeping redundancies taking place worldwide. However, Unite the union has alleged HP could be abusing migrant worker law by using the intra-company transfer (ICT) system.PIZZA EXPRESS TEACHING STAFF TO FLIRT WITH CUSTOMERSPizza Express is teaching its staff how to flirt with customers in an attempt to relax them, it has emerged. The family-friendly restaurant has recruited classically trained actor Karl James to teach flirting and the art of chit-chat to staff.WALL STREET JOURNALTRAVEL SITE OPODO DRAWS INTERESTThe sale of European online travel agency Opodo by Amadeus IT Holding attracted the interest of potential suitors including Internet search giant Google, online travel company Expedia. and private-equity firms Permira and Axa Private Equity, according to people familiar with the situation. The sale of the U.K.-based seller of plane tickets and hotel booking services is expected to fetch between €400m (£352m) and €500m, they said.PLANS GROW FOR EUROPEAN AUDIT COPThe European Union begins consultations this week on proposals to regulate audit firms that could lead to their oversight by a pan-European market supervisor. The consultation is being launched today by the European Commission. center_img Share Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:22 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeStyleVamp11 Celebs And Their Historical DoubleStyleVampBewadaHusband Divorced His Wife After Looking Closer At This PhotoBewadaMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike Historycutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comAmoMediaMan Leaves Wife For Her Sister, Her Revenge Is BrilliantAmoMediaHealth.recetasgetHeart Attack Early Warning Signs and SymptomsHealth.recetasgetDinnerZUTop 5 Foods That Help Lose Weight FastDinnerZUBuzzDestination7 Types of Men Who Are Not Made For RelationshipsBuzzDestination5log – Livinguard®This mask has been sold out in Germany 5 days after the government has tighten up5log – Livinguard® whatsapp WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING last_img read more

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Good causes, not-so-good numbers

first_img Svenska Spel’s claim last week that lottery betting companies account for 40% of the European online lottery market has been hotly disputed. Joanne Christie reportsWhen Svenska Spel chief Patrik Hofbauer last week called for lottery betting firms to be banned and claimed they posed a risk to funding for sports associations and charities, there was nothing especially unusual about the sentiment.The state-owned lottery operator is just one in a long line of lottery operators to demand those operating under such a business model be banned, with such demands typically accompanied by claims they misappropriate their trademarks and take money away from good causes.Indeed, Hofbauer had issued a similar call for lottery betting firms to be banned back in November in a web post where he said they cannibalised state lotteries.What was somewhat unusual about last week’s statement, however, was the numbers contained within it. Typically, state monopolies have claimed lottery betting (and sometimes messenger) firms are having an enormous impact on good causes without offering much hard evidence to back up such claims.This hasn’t necessarily mattered much and lottery betting companies have still been banned in a number of countries in recent years on the back of such demands.Svenska, however, in its web post, released some numbers that at first glance seemed rather staggering. It said that according to a report it had commissioned, “shadow gaming companies’ gross gaming revenues were estimated at EUR 1.25–1.5 billion in 2019”.Further, it said that “shadow gaming companies have almost 40 percent of the European lottery market online”.When one considers that back in 2018 a report by economist Jim Power into the Irish market concluded that, “the draw-based betting turnover of the three largest online lottery betting companies in Ireland was equal to just 0.25% of the draw-based €559m turnover of PLI [Premier Lotteries Ireland]”, 40% seems like a punchy figure.Obviously the private status of most of the companies in the lottery betting sector means their revenues are largely unknown. But back in 2016 when Lottoland – clearly the biggest player in the lottery betting world – was named number 128 in the Financial Times’ FT1000 report, its revenues were put at €300m annually.And presumably those three online lottery betting companies cited in Power’s report – Lottoland, myLotto24 and lottogo.com – had opened up their books to Power given the European Lotto Betting Association, of which they were all members, commissioned the report.‘Purely fictional’ Nigel Birrell, CEO of Lottoland (pictured, right), cited this report this week in response to Hofbauer’s claim, and said the company would “not stand by and be used as a scapegoat for state national lotteries and their failings”.“Yet another tiresome and unfounded attack from a state monopoly. We strongly disagree with what he said and the figures that were stated are purely fictional and delivered with the intent of creating distractions and noise.”In fact, Birrell went on to release previously private figures from the company’s April control book to counteract the claims.“Lottoland is the largest online lotto betting operator in Sweden. If we compare Svenska Spel Q1 figures – Tur – the relevant business area for lottery and gaming, then you can see that they generated SEK1,145m [€108.3m]. For the same Q1 period Lottoland in Sweden generated SEK9.5m, which is just 0.8% [on a] like for like [basis].“If you compare the yearly NGR 2019 figures, then this comparison falls to 0.7%. Light years away from the 40% figure that was quoted in the statement. Clearly, we are having no impact on their business, including their online sales, and in turn having no negative impact on contributions to good causes. In fact, we believe we are helping to grow the market for Svenska Spel by increasing the awareness of lottery.”Obviously these figures only relate to Sweden and Svenska’s figures also include retail lottery sales, but in any case Lottoland’s share of Sweden’s market seems likely to be a long way from 40%. Partially, the high figure of 40% could have arisen due to what Svenska is measuring that estimated €1.25-€1.5bn against. The statement does not make this clear, however, the same day it released it, it also held a webinar on the topic.In this, it produced a slide in Swedish that appeared to state (without a source) that the global traditional lottery market was worth €104.5bn in 2018, of which €3.9bn was from online.It seems to be the case that Svenska has divided the €1.25-1.5bn against €3.9bn to come up with its percentage.Lack of clarity The problem with this is that €3.9bn seems a pretty low figure for global online lottery sales. Considering Camelot alone reported sales of £2.46bn (€2.73bn) last year, that would mean digital sales in the rest of the world were less than €1.2bn.Unfortunately, Svenska would not release the report it cited as the basis for its statement to allow for its analysis, so iGB asked for the source of the global digital sales, and also whether a more recent figure was available.Although not providing the source of the online lottery figure, in response a spokesperson for Svenska conceded it had made a mistake and that it had meant to claim that lottery betting firms had 35% of the global market, not 40% of the European market. The company has now amended its online statement accordingly.The spokesperson also said: “Our major concern, though, isn’t how big share of the online lottery market secondary lotteries has today [their emphasis], but how fast their share is growing.”In the initial statement, Svenska Spel said the report it commissioned had found that ‘shadow’ companies’ revenues were growing by 10-20% per year.“One of the major objectives for the new Swedish legislation was to protect public owned lotteries and lotteries for good causes from commercial competition,” the spokesperson continued.“Swedish authorities Spelinspektionen have already given licence to operate in the field ‘online and betting’ to 71 (!) companies.“If they all should make use of their betting licence to start up secondary lotteries, it could lead to financial difficulties for Swedish non-profit organizations and athletic clubs.”So from this it appears that rather than believing lottery betting companies pose a risk right now, Svenska feels they could do so in future if more licensed companies adopt such a model.A crisis response? In light of the global pandemic and its heavily reported impact on lottery sales and therefore good causes, it’s perhaps understandable that state lotteries are concerned about any future threat to good causes funding.But it is equally understandable that operators such as Lottoland are incensed by such attacks on their business.“We feel that this is just another unsubstantiated attack by a state lottery on licensed lotto betting operators. Time and time again we are blamed for a drop in returns to good causes, rather than evidence-based facts,” said Birrell.It’s perhaps also worth considering that while the pandemic might perhaps seem just the time for state lotteries to work harder to shut out any competition, it might also prove to be a time for some to reconsider whether the lottery sector’s digital innovators are always the enemy.Many lotteries are facing a perfect storm of falling sales and therefore falling jackpots – one key draw in attracting new or lapsed players.Given that no one knows how long the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic will continue to affect economies for, there’s no telling what measures might seem necessary over the coming year.We’re living in a time where highly unconventional monetary policies such as helicopter money are being seriously considered by a number of countries and millions of employees globally have been furloughed – a concept most people hadn’t even heard of six months ago.Is it really so inconceivable to think that faced with the need to attract players but with no other way of offering big jackpots, some of the more open-minded lotteries might not decide to partner with one of the companies that offers jackpot insurance in a bid to revive funding for the all-important good causes? Stranger things have certainly happened this year.Image by Black ice from Pexels Topics: Lottery Email Address 19th June 2020 | By Joanne Christie Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Svenska Spel’s claim last week that lottery betting companies account for 40% of the European online lottery market has been hotly disputed. Joanne Christie reports Good causes, not-so-good numbers Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lotterylast_img read more

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Six Nations: What’s being said about the introduction of bonus points

first_img This year sees bonus points introduced into the Six Nations, women’s Six Nations, and U20 Six Nations. Many are cheering because they believe it will foster some free-flowing, cutting-edge attacking rugby.Some may note that this move ensures that the women – some of whom will be contesting the Women’s World Cup later this year – will see two tournaments in 2017 with similar scoring systems. It could be suggested that this is favourable compared with two major events, in the same calendar year, which use different points systems to rank sides.On the other hand, some are wondering what the point is, with the trend over the last few seasons seeing an increase in tries scored anyway. Others question if it’s worth the players concerning themselves over it, anyway. During the opening press conference at the Six Nations launch, Ireland captain Rory Best suggested that bonus points were not as big an initial concern as just trying to win their games in the first place.Here are what some other coaches and captains said at the launch about the question, “Will bonus points change things?”Sight for sore eyes: Eddie Jones sporting a shiner at the Six Nations launchEddie Jones, head coach of England“No (they won’t effect how we do things). I’ve grown up with bonus points, I coached in Super Rugby when they first came in. It’s always been a factor that if you play well, you win. If you play really well, you win with a bonus point. It’s as simple as that.“Definitely (there may be a higher number of cards because of tackles), that’s a distinct possibility. It’s going to be a bit of fun, with 14 versus 13 – you’ll see plenty of space. Then the bonus points come into it, so we have everything linked together nicely, haven’t we?”Niamh Briggs, captain of Ireland women“We haven’t really spoken about it. With our mindset about bonus points, I think first and foremost you need to go and win the game. After that, I suppose it may come down to the last minutes of whether to go to the corner or whether to go for the posts in relation to trying to get an extra point or to deny them an extra point. That sort of tactical stuff at the end may come into it, but for now it’s about preparing to win games.“From a spectator’s point of view it’s probably a bit more exciting but from a player’s point of view you’re still preparing to go and win games. As the business end comes into the tournament you definitely know what points are needed, I’m sure it’ll become a factor then. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I think it will be good for the championship and will open it up and it can play into our hands potentially.”Check out the latest subscription deal for Rugby World magazine here. “As players we want to concentrate on playing the rugby, but it’s nice to know you’ve had that routine that you’ve experienced before and experience and you can take that into the World Cup.”Captains fantastic: The women’s Six Nations captainsRob Howley, interim head coach of Wales“We hope it’ll have an impact. Sides may have more of an intent to play in the last 20 or so minutes of the game but listening to Rory Best, he’s spot on that you go into a high pressure game and you want to win the game first and foremost. There may be a mindset shift in the last 20 minutes if you find yourself in a bonus point opportunity.”Simon Middleton, head coach of England women“It’s changed our awareness, but I wouldn’t say it’s changed any of our preparation to play. The games will be so tough that winning is top of the agenda. Strategies are built around what’s needed to win the game. You do work on scenarios – if you’re in this situation and a bonus point is available, what do you need to do – maybe we need to adapt slightly the way we play just to finish the game in the manner we need, but first and foremost it’s about winning the game.“It definitely helps in World Cup year, the mindset of the players, they get used to talking about that type of format. If you can go into any major tournament and replicate those scenrios it’ll benefit you for sure.”Skipper: Greig Laidlaw with the Six Nations trophyGreig Laidlaw, captain of Scotland“I think it’s good that we can score tries for sure but first and foremost you need to have the mindset that we have to win games and bonus points only come into the reckoning later in games, depending on how tight the score is. That’s where the captaincy comes in where you look at whether to take three points, and then bringing in the score difference. Try time Dan Biggar scores for Wales against Italy in last year’s Six Nations last_img read more

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In Australia, churches speak out on gay marriage

first_img Comments (6) By David CramptonPosted Jun 19, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI June 20, 2012 at 9:26 am A word from someone on that ‘upside down’ side of the globe. This article takes elements of the story but doesn’t tell it with balance.For instance, the baptist union of NSW (by definition representing the majority of the baptist people of that state) has issued a statement entirely at odds with the quoted Baptist pastor. The (Anglican) Archbishop of Sydney is not the head of the church in Australia last time I checked – that is something reserved for Jesus Christ. The Archbishop of Perth’s public stance on homosexual marriage is open, clear, theologically founded opposition on all counts. The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney did not quite say marriage is reserved for procreative couples.Oh, and the Labor Party is the LABOR Party, even though labour is spelled labour in Australia – the party isn’t. And the second bill did not come from the Labor Party, rather, a member of the Labor Party introduced a private members bill. The ‘submitters’ were not those who authored the report of the standing committee, as the article seems to suggest. Rather, the committee invited submissions from the public, and to my mind, about the only safe conclusion to draw from the fact that this inquiry has generated the largest numerical response ever of a federal parliamentary committee inquiry, is that it is an issue that people feel strongly about.As for Father Powers’ comment on being sensitive and accepting – since when did respectfully disagreeing with someone over something you both feel strongly about become being insensitive or not accepting?Dean Uphoff – I take exception to your imputed motive for George Pell. What evidence have you produced to indicate any spite in his stance? Disagreement, public opposition yes. Your statement is an unwarranted personal attack on the man. Now if you were to argue against his reasons, not just what was inaccurately reported, but what he actually said, then you might have credibility. Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA June 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm The RC archbishop clearly has his head on wrong (most of you will be able to supply a more apt metaphor) when he suggests reserving marriage to procreative couples. This obviously excludes a large number of heterosexuals as well as spiting the same sex couples. Any infertile man or woman would be excluded, including those over the usual age of procreational sex. Maybe it’s time for the churches to get out of the marrying business and leaving the legal aspects to the civil authority. Church adherents could have whatever church celebration/ blessing they want/ need after the civil rite. The conservative archbishop of Sydney laments the failure of the populace to understand and honor marriage but fails to explain why same sex marriage is a threat to heterosexual marriage and why same sex couples should not be allowed to honor this institution by participating in it. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ecumenical & Interreligious, Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Marylin Day says: Rector Washington, DC [Ecumenical News International] Heads of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Greek Orthodox churches in Australia used the pulpit to pressure politicians to oppose same-sex marriage ahead of a federal parliamentary debate.Two separate bills, from the Green and Labour parties, were tabled in parliament on June 18, along with a standing committee report which made no recommendation to legislators. Most submitters supported changing the marriage laws to include same-sex couples.In letters read out at church services during the weekend,  Greek Orthodox leaders encouraged parishioners to write to their legislators, while Catholic church leaders said “legislating for same-sex marriage will change the meaning of marriage for everyone.”Anglicans urged opposition to the redefinition of marriage. “It is a contemporary tragedy that marriage is so little understood or honored,” the letter from Sydney Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen said.But Perth Anglican Archbishop Roger Herft said the pulpit was an inappropriate platform to campaign, as it was not the role of the church to have its members lobby politicians.Sydney Baptist pastor Mike Hercock said the letters were fear-mongering, and urged Christians to make up their own minds. “They are persecuting their own who happen not to toe the party line,” his statement said.In a submission to the standing committee, Catholic Archbishop George Pell said only couples designed to be procreative should marry.However, committee chair Graham Perrett, who is Roman Catholic, wrote in the committee report that passage of the legislation, which will not oblige clergy to conduct same sex marriages, will ensure equal rights in Australian society.“Catholics in Australia don’t all necessarily speak with the one voice of Archbishop George Pell,” he later told Ten News.A vote on the bills is likely later this year but Perrett has said he believes the majority of legislators don’t share his views. Supporters may stall the vote should Opposition Liberal Party leader Tony Abbott, who opposes the legislation, continues to deny his party a free vote to prevent legislative change.Prime Minister Julia Gillard will permit Labor a free vote, while personally opposing the legislation. Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Collierville, TN Marriage Equality Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Julian Malakar says: In Australia, churches speak out on gay marriage Rector Hopkinsville, KY Dean Uphoff, MD says: June 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm On this side of the great Pacific pond it seems a bit strange to see Baptists being more sensitive and accepting than Anglicans to socially provocative issues. I guess people are a bit upside down on that side of the globe! Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Father Clark Powers says: 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs June 19, 2012 at 7:07 pm Are not Matrimony and Marriage two different institutions? Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Tim Mildenhall says: Ede-Jo Madden says: Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls June 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm Marriage is part of sacraments of Christian religion, established by the will of Almighty God, and expressed His will thru words in the Bible in different occasion, mainline Christian voices against popular world political demand, established thru media propagandas. Democratic voting power cannot change will of God, but have great impact on spreading Gospel of Christ to save souls of His creation. That is the main reason we hear main line Christian started talking against political influence in the Kingdom of God. Procreation is part of objective of marriage sacraments. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 June 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm Thank you Dean Uphoff – exactly my feelings… This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Human Sexuality, Rector Tampa, FL 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more

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House for W / MFRMGR Architekci

first_img Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Röben, Amberline, JANMAR Houses Year:  ArchDaily CopyHouses•Poland Save this picture!Courtesy of MFRMGR Architekci+ 62Curated by María Francisca González Share Marta Frejda , Michał Gratkowski House for W / MFRMGR Architekci ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904448/house-for-w-mfrmgr-architekci Clipboard Architects: MFRMGR Architekci Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904448/house-for-w-mfrmgr-architekci Clipboard 2018 Photographs “COPY” Photographs:  Maciej Jeżyk / ONI Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMFRMGR ArchitekciOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPolandPublished on October 24, 2018Cite: “House for W / MFRMGR Architekci” 24 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®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 Construction Engineer:fc-projektClient:PrivateMfrmgr Team:Marta Frejda, Michał Gratkowski, Waldemar Nowicki, Klaudia Zyza, Jarosław UrbańskiCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maciej Jeżyk / ONI StudioRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The object of the project was the last segment of a row of terrace houses. Its new owners faced the typical problems of buildings from this period in Poland: bad building materials, elevated ground floor, unpractical layout of inner walls. The effect was a house closed to the outside world full of uncomfortable separate and dim rooms. A small add-on included a garage, a living room and a terrace above. The whole plot was small and exposed from all around – the house had actually no garden.Save this picture!© Maciej Jeżyk / ONI StudioOur task was to create a new functional layout inside and to completely remodel the add-on inside its existing borders. The starting point was the neighborhood – designed as a “city-garden”. In our project we tried to make some frames which could be used as support to plants – we wanted to enlarge the existing garden, which part and continuation would be walls and terrace of the building. Thanks to this we provided some leisure area outside – the terrace on the first floor accessible from the living room by new outside stairs. The outside brick walls cover it from the sight of the passers-by, whereas openings and translucent parts let the sunlight inside.Save this picture!© Maciej Jeżyk / ONI StudioSave this picture!Section BBSave this picture!© Maciej Jeżyk / ONI StudioSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!Courtesy of MFRMGR ArchitekciThe interior was adapted to the needs of the modern, four-people family – on the ground floor we created an open-space living area, designed three bedrooms on the first floor and some utility area in the basement. Skylights in the roof enlighten the lower floors thanks to some openings in the slabs.Save this picture!© Maciej Jeżyk / ONI StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessTianjin Binhai Museum / gmp ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHangzhou Haishu School of Future Sci-Tech City / LYCS ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Area:  228 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Poland House for W / MFRMGR ArchitekciSave this projectSaveHouse for W / MFRMGR Architekcilast_img read more

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Draconian foreign media bill elicits mix of laughter and dismay

first_img Receive email alerts February 27, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Draconian foreign media bill elicits mix of laughter and dismay North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia Organisation (Photo: AFP / Attila Kisbenedek) News March 8, 2017 Find out more May 29, 2015 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Outspoken columnist threatened, his car torched to go further North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en April 22, 2015 Find out more Sinister threat to Macedonian journalist and his family Journalists repeatedly attacked in Macedonian political crisis Reporters Without Borders calls on the Macedonian parliament to urgently amend a proposed foreign media law in order to dispel concern about several key points and ensure respect for freedom of information.“What a paradox if the new law were to be more repressive than the one inherited from socialist Yugoslavia,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We are very worried by the authoritarian attitudes that imbue the draft submitted to parliamentarians and we are perplexed by some if its provisions, which seem quite simply absurd.“The bill confers excessive powers on the foreign ministry and allows the judicial system a dangerous degree of leeway in its interpretation of the law. The parliamentarians must reexamine and clarify the bill or else all the international media will be subjected to an arbitrary regime at complete variance with the European and international conventions ratified by Macedonia.”The proposed law on “establishing, developing and disseminating foreign publications and films in Macedonia,” which came before parliament for its first reading on 17 February and will have its second reading soon, aims to replace the Yugoslavian legislation on the foreign media that has been in effect since 1974.The bill’s main innovations concern the procedures for accrediting foreign journalists and media, and have given rise to a great deal of concern in various quarters in Macedonia, including the Association of Macedonian Journalists.If the bill is passed in its current form, responsibility for issuing foreign media accreditation would be transferred from the government secretariat’s public relations office to the foreign ministry. Several national media such as the daily Utrinski Vesnik and Telma TV pointed out before parliament began debating the bill that “the head of the diplomatic service will decide who can and cannot become a correspondent.”Minister of state for justice Biljana Brishkoska-Boshkoski told parliament: “Foreign news media will be able to base themselves here only after a bilateral accord has been signed between Macedonia and the media’s country of origin.”In its current form, the bill implies that foreign correspondents will be permitted only one renewal of their press accreditation, which would in practice limit their stay in Macedonia to two years. The issuing of accreditation will take up to two weeks, even for TV crews that are planning to spend less than a month in the country.Failure by any foreign correspondent or news bureau to respect Macedonia’s laws and regulations would result in the immediate withdrawal by the foreign ministry of their permission to operate in the country. It could also give rise to judicial proceedings and a sentence of up to six months in prison.“Making foreign media accreditation dependent on the goodwill of government officials, and at the same time introducing sanctions on this scale, opens the way to every imaginable form of pressure and censorship,” Reporters Without Borders said.In an apparent attempt to curb contraband, strict limits are placed on the number of publications that can be brought into Macedonia. Individuals are allowed to bring only five copies of each foreign “publication” with them. These are surreally defined as “books, CDs, periodicals, magazines, software, electronic publications, atlases, posters, photos, slides and any sound or video file, reproduced abroad.”Finally, article 18 of the bill bans foreign correspondents from “gathering personal opinions and data from citizens by means of investigation.” Contravening this prohibition would be punishable by a fine of 100 to 300 euros for a reporter or 500 to 1,000 euros for a news media.“We dare not suppose that those who drafted this bill want to penalize one of the bases of journalistic activity – interviewing people and asking them what they think,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But what else could ‘by means of investigation’ involve? This must be clarified quickly to avoid absurd interpretations that could be disastrous for media freedom.”No date has so far been set for the bill’s second reading. Macedonia is ranked 94th out of 179 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on North Macedonialast_img read more

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2 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena on Thursday

first_img Business News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News The spread of COVID-19 remained low in Pasadena Thursday, with two new infections and no new fatalities reported by public health officials.The new cases raised the city’s pandemic total to 11,222, while the number of deaths remained at 344 since Tuesday, when three additional fatalities were added to local records.Over the prior week, an average of 2.6 new infections were detected daily, according to Pasadena Public Health Department data.Los Angeles County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer noted that the county is on pace to move into the yellow tier of the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy next week. If the county still meets the criteria when new state figures are released next Tuesday, a revised health officer order loosening capacity restrictions on businesses will be issued Wednesday, and take effect on Thursday.Moving to the yellow tier — which is the least-restrictive in the blueprint — would mean a larger allowable capacity at most businesses, gatherings and events, both indoors and outdoors. Fitness centers, cardrooms, wineries and breweries, for instance, would be permitted to increase indoor capacity to 50%, up from the current 25%; bars would be able to open indoors at 25%; outdoor venues such as Dodger Stadium could increase capacity to 67%, up from the current 33%; and amusement parks could allow 35%, up from 25%.The county is revising its health order this week to incorporate changes in mask-wearing guidelines recommended this week for fully vaccinated people by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The revisions also state that surveillance COVID testing is no longer recommended for fully vaccinated people, unless they work at skilled nursing facilities or other high-risk settings, are traveling internationally or are required by a particular business or facility.Ferrer said the county will also be reviewing changes issued by the state allowing water parks to reopen.The county reported another 42 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, raising the cumulative total since the pandemic began to 23,872.Another 416 cases were confirmed by the county, lifting the overall number from throughout the pandemic to 1,232,751.According to state figures, there were 420 people hospitalized in the county as of Thursday, up from 410 on Wednesday, with 98 people in intensive care, down from 105 on Wednesday.Tha California Department of Public Health reported 1,457 new infections and 89 deaths, raising the statewide totals to 3,636,235 documented cases of COVID-19 and 60,362 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior week held stable at 1.3%, according to CDPH data.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 infections and 40% of the state’s fatalities. HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 2 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Pasadena on Thursday By BRIAN DAY and CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 5:20 pmcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribelast_img read more

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Limerick v Clare: The Last 5 Championship Meetings

first_imgPlease accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.YouTube privacy policyIf you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.Accept YouTube Content THIS Sunday, Limerick and Clare kick off the Munster Championship as they meet in the quarter-finals of the competition.The winner will face Tipperary in the Munster semi-final the following week with the loser moving into the qualifiers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick and Clare have a storied history with magic never too far away in the clash.Few will forget Ciaran Carey’s point to knock out the then Munster champions in 1996. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.YouTube privacy policyIf you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.Accept YouTube Content The Clare contingent will fondly remember Davy Fitz’ blitz of the 2013 Munster Champions Limerick in the All-Ireland semi-final.In recent years, the games have been as fiercely contested with the Banner having Limerick’s number for a couple of years.Below, I look back on the last five championship clashes with the sides meeting in every championship since 2015.Limerick 1-19 : 2-15 (Munster Hurling Quarter-Final) 24 May 2015 in ThurlesOn his debut, a 19-year-old Cian Lynch would prove the difference between the sides as he bagged 0-3 in a one-point win for TJ Ryan’s Limerick in Semple Stadium.John Fitzgibbon’s 68th minute point would decide the game as Clare raced back into the game despite trailing by six heading into the final quarter.Limerick had the first score of the game through Paudie O’Brien with Lynch’s trio of scores helping Limerick into a 0-9 to 0-8 lead at the half.However, Pat Donnellan’s red card just prior to the short whistle gave Limerick a huge boost who moved 1-16 to 0-13 clear on Graeme Mulcahy’s goal after 51 minutes.Aaron Cunningham’s goal almost instantly after breathed new life into Clare with his second ten minutes later drawing them to within a point.The Banner would level but Fitzgibbon would have the last word in an eventful contest. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The post Limerick v Clare: The Last 5 Championship Meetings appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Clare 3-17 : 2-16 Limerick (Munster Hurling Quarter-Final)4 June 2017 in ThurlesJohn Kiely’s first Limerick game would ultimately end in defeat as they fell to Clare for the second consecutive year.The concession of two early goals would prove costly as Clare raced into a -5 to 0-3 lead.But, 1-5 on the trot for Kiely’s side saw them level after 25 minutes with David Dempsey getting the goal.Five in a row gave Clare the ascendancy and the lead at the break as they lead 2-10 to 1-8.Limerick rallied on the restart and were within three on 51 minutes when Clare got their third goal of the day.Clare powered clear and Kyle Hayes’ late goal on his debut would only count as consolation for Limerick. WhatsApp Please accept YouTube cookies to play this video. By accepting you will be accessing content from YouTube, a service provided by an external third party.YouTube privacy policyIf you accept this notice, your choice will be saved and the page will refresh.Accept YouTube Content Just over two months later however, Limerick were crowned All-Ireland Champions.Limerick 1-28 : 0-13 Clare (Munster Hurling Championship)9 June 2019 in the Gaelic GroundsBoth sides headed into the game knowing that their season was on the line after previous results in Munster.In the end, the defending All-Ireland champions flexed their muscles to secure an 18-point win and first over Clare in four attempts.Limerick’s intent was clear from the start as they raced into a 0-5 to 0-1 lead.Limerick’s 0-15 to 0-7 lead at half time saw all of the six forwards getting on the scoresheet as well as William O’Donoghue from midfield and Declan Hannon at centre back.Limerick were double scores, 0-22 to 0-11 to the good when Aaron Gillane got the games only goal on 59 minutes.In the end the gap was 18 as Limerick put the Banner to the sword. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick TAGSGAAKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Advertisement Twitter Clare 0-26 : 0-15 Limerick (Munster Hurling Championship17 June 2018 at EnnisLimerick missed out on a first Munster final since 2014 as they were overpowered by Clare in Ennis as the Banner moved into the Provincial decider with an eleven-point win.After two wins and a draw from their first three games in the new round-robin Munster format, much was expected of Limerick who failed to fire against a determined Clare side in Ennis.Clare had the first two scores of the day but after 20 there was just a point to separate the teams with Clare leading 0-5 to 0-4.Both sides were reduced to 14-men after a half hour as Clare took a 0-13 to 0-9 lead into the dressing rooms.Seamus Flanagan’s 36th minute effort had it back to 0-14 to 0-11 but this would be as good as it got for Kiely’s side as Clare outscored the visitors 0-12 to 0-4 down the home stretch to condemn Limerick to the preliminary quarter-final. Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous article“Form isn’t just temporary – I don’t think it exists”-Larmour, Zebo and formNext articleMunster issue squad update ahead of Monday Night Rugby debut Jack Neville Limerick have beaten Clare! Watch the Full-Time Highlights here on GAANOW! pic.twitter.com/ESCyZ0u0NI— The GAA (@officialgaa) June 9, 2019 NewsLimerick v Clare: The Last 5 Championship MeetingsBy Jack Neville – October 22, 2020 1483 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Clare 0-19 : 0-15 Limerick (All-Ireland Qualifier)9 July 2016 in ThurlesClare brought Limerick’s 2016 campaign and TJ Ryan’s reign as manager to an end with a dull 0-19 to 0-15 win in the third round of the qualifiers.Clare opened the scoring but Limerick would dominate the first quarter as they lead 0-5 to 0-2.But nine unanswered from the Banner prior to the short whistle would turn the contest completely as Limerick would never regain the lead, or get within two of Clare.Limerick had the first two scores of the second half but three on the bounce had Clare 0-14 to 0-7 clear.Limerick did cut the gap to a goal on a number of occasions but Clare had an answer each time and were deserving of the win. 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Oprichtster van Glamhive Stephanie Sprangers en styliste van beroemdheden Nicole Chavez kondigen Digital Winter…

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleBats, birds among wildlife pummeled during Southern freezeNext articleCity council expands ODC Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img TAGS  Facebook The Glamhive Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit will bring together top fashion and beauty leaders Oprichtster van Glamhive Stephanie Sprangers en styliste van beroemdheden Nicole Chavez kondigen Digital Winter Style and Beauty Summit aan Local NewsBusiness Twitterlast_img read more

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Fine Gael to make last minute decision on election strategy

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Fine Gael will not announce if it is to run one or two candidates in the General Election in Donegal Southwest until the selection convention is held on Sunday.Front runners, Deputy Dinny McGinley and bye-election candidate councillor Barry O’Neill say they both would favour a two candidate approach, however Fine Gael HQ has yet decide.Deputy McGinley would be expected to contest for the party with a single candidate strategy, however Councillor O’Neill has refused to deny he would contest for the nomination if that were the approach:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bazelection.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile for Fianna Fail, confusion continues as to whether or not the party will run on or two candidates in Donegal Northeast.It is understood Deputy Niall Blaney’s camp favour one candidate while party members in Inishowen believe as second candidate should be selected from there. Fine Gael to make last minute decision on election strategy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleDeputy McHugh repeats calls for A&E unit at LGH to be fast trackedNext articleDerry MLAs unite on cancer care unit issue News Highland center_img WhatsApp Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest By News Highland – January 20, 2011 Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Twitter Newsx Advertslast_img read more

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