Big Society role for Co-op

first_imgMonday 28 March 2011 1:05 am Tags: NULL Big Society role for Co-op whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comcenter_img Share DAVID Anderson, former chief executive of Co-operative Financial Services, is to head up a non-profit organisation that will provide a major source of funding for David Cameron’s Big Society Bank, City A.M. can reveal.The Reclaim Fund, which will manage up to £400m in assets from “dormant” bank accounts that have not been accessed for 15 years, is to be established this week as a subsidiary of the Co-op, with Anderson as chairman. Paul Mills, a business leader at the Co-op, will be executive director in charge of administrating the fund, which is expected to channel £100m to the Big Lottery Fund in its first year.The Big Lottery will in turn fund the Big Society Bank, with banks signed up to the government’s Merlin deal providing another £200m in funds. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp last_img read more

Penn selects IGT for Pennsylvania online launch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Penn selects IGT for Pennsylvania online launch Penn National is targeting a Q1 launch for its online gaming platform in Pennsylvania after choosing IGT’s PlayDigital as its tech partner.The Penn Online Entertainment division has signed a five-year deal by which its brand HollywoodCasino.com will be powered by PlayDigital’s full suite of digital gaming products, including the platform, and services.IGT’s digital gaming platform, PlayCommand, will enable online gaming for Penn National’s Pennsylvania-based customers via HollywoodCasino.com. Penn National will also leverage IGT’s PlayCasino, PlayBingo and PlayPoker online solutions.IGT’s latest win comes after it was recently appointed to power FanDuel’s platform in New Jersey.Enrico Drago, senior vice-president for PlayDigital at IGT, said: “The newly regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market presents an exciting opportunity for IGT to extend the success of our PlayCommand platform and PlayCasino to Penn National as it expands the scope of its entertainment offering.”Penn National was the first operator to apply for a license for Pennsylvania sports betting and has now been approved to conduct sports betting and online gambling. It is thought sports betting could soon be allowed, but online gambling may not be legal until early 2019. The Penn-IGT announcement came just hours after NetEnt revealed it had signed up Penn as its first partner in Pennsylvania. In a statement, Chris Sheffield, senior vice-president at Penn, said the group is determined that its online offering should be of the same standards it expects in its venues.He said: “The flexibility and reliability of the PlayCommand platform, coupled with the proven game library within IGT’s PlayCasino, give us confidence that HollywoodCasino.com will deliver the same calibre of world-class gaming entertainment that our players have come to love in our land-based casinos.”Image: Santeri Viinamäki Tech & innovation 26th October 2018 | By contenteditor PlayDigital will power operator’s HollywoodCasino.com digital brand Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Q&A: Don’t write retail’s obituary just yet

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The British retail betting industry took a significant hit from the B2 machines stake cut in April 2019. Less than a year later, shops were shuttered by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Yet in Lee Drabwell’s eyes, the sector is in the midst of an evolution that sets it up to survive.With retail effectively limited to a largely transactional experience and dwelling in shops discouraged, how has this affected performance? Has it encouraged more footfall or less? It’s more the latter with customers visiting and behaving in a different way; the business numbers and performance will support that, meaning it’s clearly a very different experience.Some shops have X amounts of employees and customers that can be in shops at any one time, and it’s made it a very different place to transact in. The situation is probably in-line with other retailers, in that it’s designed to reduce dwell time and reduce human contact as much as possible.From a terminal perspective, we’re seeing more and more customers now embracing the use of machines, and the evidence is now showing a steady flow of the people in the shops betting in a different way than before – i.e., they’re in and out.Migration to terminals over OTC is increasing as people seem more comfortable doing everything on one device. It’s a different way, but potentially the ‘new normal’ as we’re beginning to know it.When shops reopened from 15 June, did you see much evidence of pent-up demand, or was it a more gradual return to business? There clearly were people that were keen to get back in to betting shops, the restart was also aligned to the return of UK football, so it was a perfect start really, as people had a particular reason to place a bet.There was a slight worry that people would rush to spend money they wouldn’t normally have spent, but we knew shops were equally concerned about that risk and were increasing their monitoring to prevent it. In the end that didn’t happen.There was an incentive to get back in the shops due to the very solid sports programme. From a business perspective, we were pleased with what we saw, and after a return to promising levels rather quickly, we witnessed a gradual but steady continued increase.In an environment where touching surfaces is seen as potentially risky, how do you make sure players feel safe when using devices such as SSBTs? My main concern before shops opened was customers preferring to go to counters, and whether that was going to change their behaviour in a way that wasn’t good for business. It was actually the opposite; pre-opening, everyone was talking about contactless, which in turn made people feel safe to use terminals.It needs to be made clear that terminals are being cleaned regularly, and you’ve also seen players use styluses. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t initially concerned, but it’s been the reverse of what I’ve thought. In markets where we have full visibility of businesses (all OTC and terminals) we are seeing a clear transfer to terminals from OTCs.What are you doing to help operators better connect their online and retail offerings? Have you seen particular demand for omni-channel solutions since reopening? I’ve always said our terminals help retail customers who like to bet cash become more attuned to the idea of betting digitally. By providing that bridge we open up the digital betting experience – particularly for in-play – to customers that wouldn’t have seen that in retail.We work with operators on how we can align with their omni-journey. A number of operators have their own loyalty cards, and we’ve got our own fully functioning customer card; we support smaller operators by giving them our Retail Mobile App or can bake elements of that into an operator’s loyalty card.So, we can for example, build our Bet Builder functionality into loyalty cards, which means they can build bets at home, then go to the shop to place the bet on a terminal.I think our mobile app is a step beyond just having a large mobile device in the shop (as in, the SSBTs). We also do a lot of work with operators on using the SSBT digital experience to help them with their omni journey and reward our loyalty card customers.In line with that, we’ve got a suite of bonusing tools that you can enhance for card customers only, and we’re gradually working with operators on a road map which aligns to their multi-channel offeringNow that we’re nearing two months since reopening, what is your take on the recovery so far? Have you been surprised or disappointed? Retail had its challenges, but I’m not surprised at its resilience. I forget the amount of times I’ve seen the obituary for the betting shop being written, but it’s had a place on the high street for some time. There will be rationalisation, but the new normal of operating will slowly migrate customers back to previous levels.What it has done is it has introduced customers to new markets, new shops and new ways of transacting in shops. Probably the best example of how it’s changed is horse racing – we’ve got a nice offering on the terminal, and it’s the one product that’s outperformed pre-Covid levels due to the ease of using terminals.Retail needs to rebase its costs, it needs to amend its operating models, and we’ve seen the pessimistic views of the FOBT cut, but perhaps not the impact some expected. The growth in live betting, and accessibility to those types of markets, features on terminals, and the fact customers like the community element, proves that shops will be around for a long, long while.Through the early shop openings post-Covid, football was the most popular product on the terminals. But the popularity of less well-known sports, such as table tennis, has shown there are other markets and other in-play opportunities that can work in a retail environment.The levels of those sports have maintained now people are familiar with the names and the structures, so people continue to bet on a table tennis match as part of their accumulator.Has the performance following the end of lockdown sustained or improved, and how confident do you feel going into the new football season? There has clearly been a very different look and feel to the sports programme with many sports, namely football, operating and scheduling in a very different way since the easing of lockdown.As stated, we’ve had a very pleasing start with good business levels. Our terminals provide an alternative to over the counter, as well as offering the lower profile sports which are becoming increasingly popular – not to mention all the in-play opportunities a terminal also brings to retail customers.These impressive early figures have continued in the months since lockdown and I’m confident these will only increase with the start of the football season. Add in European competitions providing plenty more fixtures, along with retail customers already loving the terminal experience, and I’m sure we are in for a very strong few months ahead.Lee Drabwell is regional director for the UK, Ireland and Belgium at Playtech Sports. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Email Address Tags: OTB and Betting Shops The British retail betting industry took a significant hit from the B2 machines stake cut in April 2019. Less than a year later, shops were shuttered by novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Yet in Lee Drabwell’s eyes, the sector is in the midst of an evolution that sets it up to survive. Regions: UK & Ireland Q&A: Don’t write retail’s obituary just yet 11th September 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

FTSE 100 shares with dividend yields above 5% that I think could help you get richer and retire earlier

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Andy Ross Andy Ross | Sunday, 28th June, 2020 | More on: NG RIO “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Andy Ross owns shares in National Grid. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Most investors will know by now that many companies have cut their dividends as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. However, despite the doom and gloom there are FTSE 100 shares still paying a decent dividend. Given dividends play a big role in total returns for most investors I think it could be worth checking some of them out.A 6.8% dividend yield makes this share excitingThe first high yielding FTSE 100 share I’d think about buying is Rio Tinto (LSE: RIO). The company is clearly not without controversy, as shown by the recent furore over the blowing up of caves important to Aboriginal people in Australia. This may bring with it increased political pressure which could hold back the share price and pose a risk.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…On the point about risks, the growth of ESG investing, especially among the large institutional investors, perhaps has the potential to also hold back the share price. More so possibly in the future than has been the case in the past. However, fundamentally and longer-term I think the group is attractive from an investment point of view. Rio Tinto is a high margin business. Demand from China especially for iron ore seems unlikely to significantly fade, which should support the share price.Rio Tinto always carries some risk. It’s cyclical, which means the shares do fluctuate more than other FTSE 100 shares. But overall I think the yield, at 6.8%, makes it an attractive investment.A safe and steady 5% FTSE 100 dividend yieldNational Grid (LSE: NG) is a very different kind of share. It’s a defensive share so is less volatile. It’s earnings are regulated giving it much more visibility over its future income and allowing it to plan its capital expenditure. National Grid’s business is unlikely to deliver surprises either good or bad. This makes it well suited to providing income for investors; even more so in the uncertain times we’re currently in.The share price is up just a smidgen so far this year. This shows how the shares lack volatility. Despite the V-shaped recovery (so far) many other shares are still at least a little down on where they started 2020.For National Grid I think one of its strengths is that it operates in very stable markets. It has operations in the US and the UK. National Grid has been increasing operating profits in the US and I think that market has potential for more growth.With a 5% dividend yield, I think National Grid shares are a great buy for any investor’s portfolio. The payout is covered by earnings and has been steadily growing year-on-year, which I expect to continue.With demand for electricity not going away anytime soon, I think the shares provide one of the safest FTSE 100 dividend yields. I think other defensive shares also are well-suited to investors looking for income. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and United Utilities, to name just two examples, could be worthwhile investments also.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Leicester bring in Salvi as injury cover

first_imgA former Australia Schools and Under-21s captain, Salvi has also represented Australia ‘A’ in two IRB Pacific Nations Cup campaigns.Tigers director of rugby Richard Cockerill said: “We’re delighted that Julian has agreed to join us. He enjoyed a very good season in England a couple of years ago and has been a major performer in Australia too. Losing a player of Craig Newby’s influence and experience is a blow to the squad, especially during a World Cup year when we are likely to be without a number of senior players. But we see Julian as a very good addition to the squad. He will join us by the end of July and his previous experience in this country should allow him to fit in pretty quickly.” DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – MAY 03: Julian Salvi during the Brumbies training session at Northwood School on May 03, 2011 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images) Julian Salvi heads to LeicesterAustralian openside flanker Julian Salvi has agreed to join Leicester Tigers ahead of the new season.Salvi, who has just finished the Super 15 campaign with the Brumbies, is moving to Welford Road as an injury dispensation signing following the news that Craig Newby is likely to miss the opening months of the season with a knee problem which has required surgery.The 25-year-old Salvi has made more than 50 appearances for the Brumbies in two spells either side of a season in the Premiership with Bath Rugby.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Federal judge rules in favor of Episcopal Church in South…

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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI CHARLESTON, S.C. (SEPT. 19, 2019) — U.S. District Court Judge Richard Gergel ruled in favor of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina today on the trademark infringement and false advertising lawsuit filed in 2013. Saying that “The time has come for this dispute to be resolved,” Judge Gergel granted the plaintiff’s (the Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina(TECSC)) motion for summary judgement, and declared that the group that disassociated from The Episcopal Church (TEC) in 2012 (and all affiliated churches) can no longer use the name “Diocese of South Carolina” nor use the “diocesan seal” or “Episcopal shield.”The federal case, known as vonRosenberg v. Lawrence, was filed in March 2013, a few months after Mark Lawrence and a breakaway group announced they were leaving The Episcopal Church. The suit involves a claim of false advertising under the federal Lanham Act. At that time, Bishop Charles vonRosenberg was the only bishop recognized by The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion as bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina. According to the lawsuit, by continuing to represent himself as bishop of the diocese, Mark Lawrence is committing false advertising.In his 73-page opinion, Judge Gergel summarized that “the Defendants have every right to disassociate from the TEC and pursue their doctrine and community as they see fit, yet they may not leave with the Plaintiffs’ goodwill and marks generated over the course of over two centuries.”He continued: “However, on the facts presented here, the Court finds it undisputed that the Defendants infringed on TEC and TECSC’s marks, diluted TEC’s marks and engaged in false advertising regarding their affiliation with TECSC and their identity.”The lawsuit initially was filed in 2013 by the Rt. Rev. Charles G. vonRosenberg, who was then Bishop of TECSC. His successor, The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III, was later added as a plaintiff. The Episcopal Church was allowed to join as a plaintiff in 2017, and TECSC was added in 2018.Bishop Adams was thankful for today’s decision. “We are grateful to the court for their thorough attention to this case and for bringing clarity to our identity in recognition of our long history as the presence of The Episcopal Church in the eastern half of South Carolina,” said Bishop Adams. “While we are thankful, we know that this decision may be difficult for those from the disassociated diocese, and our hope remains that we can all find a path to true reconciliation and restoration of our diocese.”The federal case is key to resolving trademark issues that were not addressed by the state courts in the lawsuit that the breakaway group, calling itself the “Diocese of South Carolina,” filed against The Episcopal Church and its local diocese in 2013. That case went to the South Carolina Supreme Court, which ruled August 2, 2017 in favor of The Episcopal Church and its diocese, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina.About The Episcopal Church in South CarolinaThe Episcopal Church in South Carolina (TECSC) is the local diocese in the eastern half of South Carolina, and part of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. For the latest on TECSC, visit episcopalchurchsc.org or like us on Facebook.last_img read more

Episcopal TV writer launches social media challenge to encourage masks

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Dozens of people have participated in the #whoamimaskchallenge so far. Image courtesy William Lucas Walker[Episcopal News Service] In July, several months into the COVID-19 pandemic, William Lucas Walker was feeling exasperated – not just by the constant angst of the pandemic itself, but by Americans’ failure to take the simple step of consistently wearing masks to contain the virus.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield had just said that “if we could get everybody to wear a mask right now, I think in four, six, eight weeks we could bring this epidemic under control,” yet Walker was still seeing too many people refusing to wear one and not enough national leadership on the issue.“As someone who works in the entertainment field, by mid-summer I found myself a little puzzled, still waiting for the national coordinated PR campaign around mask-wearing that wasn’t happening,” Walker said.A friend of his was feeling the same way and posted about it on Facebook.“And she, basically, in her Facebook post said, ‘Where the hell is the big Hollywood mask campaign they should have rolled out months ago, with all these movie stars telling people to put on a mask?’” Walker said. So he decided to start one.Walker, a member of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California, is a veteran TV writer, having worked on shows like “Roseanne,” “Frasier” and “Will & Grace.” He’s also the creator of the #WhoAmIMaskChallenge, a social media drive to encourage people to wear masks, which he initially envisioned as a series of quick TV PSAs.“I immediately saw, in my head, a man in a mask – and, of course, you couldn’t tell who it was because I can’t even tell who my children are in a mask,” Walker told Episcopal News Service. “And this title comes over his face and it says, ‘Who am I?’ And he slowly looks into the camera, takes his mask off and gives you his big smile, and it’s Denzel Washington. And in 15 to 20 seconds, he tells you why he wears a mask. He doesn’t beg you to wear a mask, he just tells you why he wears a mask.”He knew it would take too long to get major stars on board – and that they are bombarded with requests to do videos like these – so he decided to start smaller and make it a grassroots social media campaign. The formula is simple: You record a brief video of yourself in a mask, holding up a sign with the hashtag on it, then remove your mask and say a few words about what motivates you to wear one. You post it on your social media accounts tagging five friends, challenging them to do the same. Submit a Job Listing “As I realized it was a social media campaign, I thought, well, it can be everybody, but if a few celebrities will do it, that’ll give it the spotlight it needs,” Walker said.He’s showcasing videos of some well-known faces alongside everyday people on the website and Instagram page to prove the point that everyone is vulnerable to COVID-19 and everyone wants it to end as soon as possible.Walker said he’s interested to hear the different reasons people give for wearing masks. Of the dozens of videos he’s seen, “no two are alike,” he told ENS.“It’s fast, it’s easy – it’s so easy to do,” he said. “My goal is that eight weeks from now, you won’t be able to go anywhere on Instagram or Facebook without seeing somebody taking off their mask and tell you why they wear it. Not berating you, just telling you why. Because nobody can argue with you telling them why you wear a mask! This is not an argument, just a conversation.”Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly listed the date when Walker will present the challenge to his congregation and misidentified the other church that has adopted it.– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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Seeing that congregations may be ideal communities for social media challenges like this, Walker enlisted the leadership of All Saints, where he has been worshipping since 1994 and where he met his husband 21 years ago. Now some of the videos are being shared on their social media accounts, and Walker will introduce the congregation to the challenge during a Zoom service on Sept. 27. He’s also shared it with a friend – the Rev. Neil Tadken, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in nearby Monrovia, who has challenged his congregation.But Walker’s also reaching out through his connections in Hollywood and on Broadway. He is friends with the mother of pop star Billie Eilish, who may do a video at some point. It turns out her mother has enough social media followers – mostly fans of her daughter – that the video she did is already gaining traction through them. Actors Beau Bridges and Bryan Batt are among the celebrities who have done videos so far, and more are coming. 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Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos

first_img Chile Projects Houses Photographs:  Federico CairoliCollaborators:Tal Sustiel, Juan Igor SuarezConstructor:Constructora TepualArchitects In Charge:Eugenio Ortúzar, Tania GebauerCity:QueilénCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineThe PlaceThe place has an unbeatable view where the volcanoes appear like a white mantle on the horizon and the tide goes down abruptly and let’s see different layers on the ground: a beautiful sandy beach, then stones with sand and after that, ordered stones that draw circular geometries between the beach and the sea. At that moment, the place whispers its history to us.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!LocationSave this picture!© Federico CairoliThe first inhabitants, seamen, the Chonos or Payos as they are known in the area, were nomadic navigators, who left their traces in the sea, their fishing corrals.To discover their vestiges was to discover their vernacular condition, it was to discover a culture. The above opened our senses to work on the pre-existing.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Imagén objetivo. Image Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer ArquitectosSave this picture!© Federico CairoliThe cleanliness of the place, allowed to recover a beautiful beach with white sand dunes, which during the last years had been covered with large shin of weeds. The place re-appeared and allowed us to give sign planning to design around an experience of the place.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe ProjectIn the reappearance of the place, three clear levels showed themselves: The first one was a green field to which one can access from the road; A more rocky intermediate level that was hidden under the grass, and a third one that forming the beach of white sand dunes that reaches the sea in a rocky way.Save this picture!ElevationThe project was placed in the intermediate layer, in a fractional way, accommodating it to its geography with volumes proposed independently of each other, sculptural, like big rocks of the sea tied by free circulations which organize the space like trails through architecture.  Save this picture!© Federico CairoliIt was recognize in the project, its condition of exterior, of beach, through terraces and circulations communicated with each other, which extends and communicate to trails, dunes, always dominating the views on the immensity of the sea.From the access, architecture only insinuate itself, inviting to discover this new encounter with the place. A bridge, as an arm, invites to see it.Save this picture!Ground floor planThe enclosures being separated, are intimate, typical of the visitors who keep them in their status as a nomad in the place. A great volume is the space of encounter, public space, exposed, that around the fire and the kitchen, invites to live according to the logic of the rural ensemble in Chiloé.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliRecyclingWith the use of old zinc plates, recycled from old constructions, the Project was born with history and becomes part of the place, the temporal and the ancestral. The red color of the oxide, similar to the color of the ground, makes architecture part of the place as a piece of land, like a rock.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessLife on Mars? Foster + Partners to Showcase Extra-Terrestrial Habitats at UK’s Goodw…Architecture NewsHenning Larsen Release Images of Revitalized Shipyard District in Gdansk, PolandArchitecture News Share Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos Save this picture!Cortesía de Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos+ 37Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897222/coo-lodge-ortuzar-gebauer-arquitectos Clipboard Year:  Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Queilén, Chile “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897222/coo-lodge-ortuzar-gebauer-arquitectos Clipboard Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCoo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos 2016 Architects: Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs CopyAbout this officeOrtuzar Gebauer ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQueilénChilePublished on July 05, 2018Cite: “Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos” [Coo Lodge / Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos] 05 Jul 2018. 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Redistribute unsold children’s comics and magazines to charities and hospitals, says recycling company

first_imgHe acknowledged that some shops might be concerned that the idea could reduce sales for them. He suggested that the scheme would initially be limited in scope to measure its impact.Hall added:“As a waste company we positively hate seeing perfectly good items destroyed,” he says, “And that’s why we want to see kids and comics reunited. It’ll be good for the environment, and it will be great for young imaginations, too.”  147 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 30 April 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Redistribute unsold children’s comics and magazines to charities and hospitals, says recycling company “While some of these are retained for the back issue market, huge numbers are simply destroyed within days of being replaced on the shelves by the next edition. And with recycling figures stalling, it defies logic.”He proposes an approved list of hospital children’s wards, nurseries, Sure Start centres and other organisations for young people which could receive a limited number of unsold comics and magazines for the enjoyment of patients and pupils.Opportunity for charitiesThe idea would have to be self-sustainable. Hall said:“It wouldn’t be a freebie. The magazines could be bought back from the wholesalers at a price to cover their costs, and could even be funded by charitable donations.” Each week tens of thousands of unsold comics and magazines are returned from shops to retailers who then send them to be pulped. Why not redistribute them to hospitals and charities where they can be enjoyed?That is the suggestion of recycling and waste disposal specialist BusinessWaste.co.uk.According to the company, there’s a particular problem with comics for children which have free gifts attached to the front cover, meaning they are often sent to be burned or buried in landfill.BusinessWaste.co.uk spokesperson Mark Hall says:“It’s an extraordinary waste. Because there are thousands of kids who’d appreciate those comics and gifts.”He added that all of these unsold publications are perfectly saleable.He explained: Advertisement  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Image: Why not? by Rogistok on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: Donated goods Recycling About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more