Esports platform ExeedMe gains ESIC membership

first_img Esports tournament operator ExeedMe has become a member of the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC). Regions: UK & Ireland The platform will now integrate ESIC’s industry standard integrity programme into its operations, to promote sporting integrity and ensure fair play across tournaments on its platform. Esports 17th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir “We feel that it is crucial for us, as we’re creating a Play2Earn ecosystem, that our platform is built on trust, and that all users can play freely and fairly, so partnering with ESIC was an important step for ExeedMe and we couldn’t be more honoured to take part in such a leading organization in the esports world.” “We are happy to have ExeedMe on board as a member of ESIC,” said Ian Smith, commissioner of ESIC. He added that: “We look forward to working with them to assist with the integration of ESIC’s integrity programme into their operations.” Email Address “This is another step towards the fulfilment of ESIC’s mission to establish and foster the harmonisation of competitive integrity standards in esports. ExeedMe’s allegiance with ESIC is a display of their dedication to maintain integrity in their esports operations.” In January, sports data supplier SportsModule, and its subsidiary esports tournament organiser 247 Leagues, obtained membership of the commission.center_img ExeedMe is the latest esports company to become a member of ESIC and integrate its integrity codes into business practice. Nuno Fernandes, ExeedMe’s chief executive, added: “It’s a huge honour to have ExeedMe join as a member of ESIC. We are deeply committed to changing the gaming scene by allowing gamers from all skill levels to showcase their skills. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ExeedMe allows casual gamers to challenge one another and bet cryptocurrency on their own victories, which the platform said allows players of all skill levels to make money from video gaming. Topics: Esports esports betting Sports integrity Subsequently, data provider Esports Charts became the first official data partner of ESIC, with the aim of helping the commission establish a better understanding of industry trends and behaviours. Esports platform ExeedMe gains ESIC membershiplast_img read more

BP share price: how the company is planning to profit from this promising green technology

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Jay Yao | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: BP “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. BP share price: how the company is planning to profit from this promising green technology 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address BP (LSE: BP) is committed to going ‘beyond petroleum’. Not only is the company planning on investing less on oil and gas in future decades, but also management is investing more in green energies such as offshore wind. Given management’s efforts, here is more on the company’s offshore wind investments and what I’d do given BP share price.What is offshore wind?Offshore wind energy is a form of renewable energy generated by wind turbines located offshore. Although the engineering needed to place wind turbines offshore can be pretty challenging, offshore wind has some key advantages versus traditional onshore wind turbines. Not only does offshore wind not use land, but also wind speeds offshore tend to be faster than onshore winds. With faster wind speeds come the potential for substantially more energy generation.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…Offshore wind has substantial potential globally. According to estimates made by the Ocean Renewables Energy Action Coalition, offshore wind has the potential to power 10% of global electricity demand by 2050 while also saving billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.BP and offshore windWith the company’s background and financial strength, I reckon BP is pretty well suited for offshore wind. In the long run, I think the BP share price could benefit. Given its history of handling challenging engineering problems associated with offshore drilling, the oil giant has the engineering capacity to make offshore wind work in many cases.As it stands, BP’s home country of the UK also has more installed offshore wind capacity than any other country. This gives the oil giant a front row seat on offshore wind’s potential and a potential growth market. Given the UK’s shoreline, the country has around 11 GW of installed capacity currently. The UK government plans to increase that offshore wind capacity to around 40 GW by 2030.BP recently entered into the UK offshore wind market by partnering up with German company EnBW for two 60-year UK offshore wind leases that collectively could have 3GW of capacity. Previously, BP partnered up with Equinor to develop US offshore wind projects that have a potential generating capacity of 4.4GW.BP share price: what I’d doI think offshore wind could help BP achieve its greener goals faster. If the market remains bullish on green energies, I think management investing in offshore wind could help the stock. Given the current BP share price, I’d buy.With this said, I reckon BP share price currently depends a lot on the price of oil. If oil prices decline substantially, BP won’t make as much profits and its stock could decline significantly. Given that making high returns on capital in green energy can be difficult, management will have a lot of work ahead. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Jay Yao Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Top UK shares Ocado Group and Fevertree Drinks are falling today. Here’s what I’d do now

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Harvey Jones | Thursday, 18th March, 2021 | More on: FEVR OCDO Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar I’d also consider this exciting opportunity. See all posts by Harvey Jones Top UK shares Ocado Group and Fevertree Drinks are falling today. Here’s what I’d do now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fevertree Drinks. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Online grocery platform Ocado Group (LSE: OCDO) and premium spirits mixer specialist Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) are two of the best UK shares of the last decade from a growth viewpoint. Early-stage investors have made fortunes from these fast-growth companies.Measured over five years, Ocado is up 599%. Over the same period, Fevertree is up 299%. They’re among the best-performing UK shares of the pandemic,too. Over 12 months they have grown 53% and 168% respectively.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But as companies get bigger, the pace of growth must eventually slow. FTSE 100-listed Ocado now has a market cap of almost £15bn, while Fevertree is worth more than £2.5bn. It’s not so easy to grow 600% or 300% from that starting point, but expectations remain high.The Ocado share price slipsInvestors have been pricing in plenty of future growth, which makes them liable to be disappointed by the mildest setbacks. That’s what has happened today, as both UK shares have fallen, despite posting halfway decent results.The Ocado share price is down 4.27%, while Fevertree is down a hefty 14.93%. That’s bad news for them but good news for me, as I now have an opportunity to buy these two UK growth shares at a reduced price.Ocado Retail has benefited from Covid lockdowns, as more people have opted for home deliveries. Today’s trading statement reported a 40% rise in sales for the 13 weeks to 28 February. Christmas revenues totalled £599m against £428.8m last year. Chief executive Melanie Smith predicted “strong growth over the coming years as we continue to lead the charge in changing the UK grocery landscape, for good”.So why are investors so negative about this top UK share? One reason is that future comparatives will not be as attractive, as trading normalises. The other is that the Ocado share price is massively expensive given that it has made a loss for the last four years. It is betting the farm on growth, in the hope of establishing itself as a global tech company for supermarket deliveries.That story still holds good and I would consider buying Ocado for long-term growth, while expecting more bumps along the road. It’s down 20% in the last month, partly due to the wider risk-off tech stock sell-off. That’s good enough for me. I’d buy.I’d choose just one of these UK sharesFevertree is also expensive, trading at 50 times earnings, and needs to keep investors sweet by showing continued growth potential. The mood is sour today, as preliminary profits dropped 29% to £51.6m due to falling sales in bars and restaurants, which in non-Covid times make up almost half of its revenues.Off-trade and retail sales were better than expected as more people have been drinking at home. Management also increased the dividend. This isn’t the juiciest income stock, with a forward yield of 0.8%, but cover of 2.5 gives scope for growth.Fevertree should benefit once people are liberated to celebrate their freedom with a craft G&T and premium mixer. The big question is whether Fevertree can really crack the US, where revenues grew 23% to £58.5m. They already total more than half UK revenues of £103.3m, so the outlook is promising. This UK shares is just a bit too expensive for me, though. I’d buy Ocado first. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before!last_img read more

The best news of the week

first_img TAGSGood News Previous articleA melanoma diagnosis and how God might use itNext articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in review Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 8 “good news” stories this week in The Apopka Voice:Here are five articles published this week in The Apopka Voice that will enlighten, inspire and engage you. Enjoy.Peace Officers Memorial: Apopka Honor Guard pays tribute in DCLovell third grader thinks “Cops Rock”Former Apopka Principal inducted into Orange County Public School Hall of FameWekiva grad signs with the Pittsburgh SteelersSeat 4 Good tandem voted onto LANGD BoardBill Arrowsmith Boulevard? Billie Dean Avenue? The wheels are in motion…Gubernatorial candidate spends a day on the job at South Apopka’s Arbor Bend DevelopmentA melanoma diagnosis and how God might use it Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Suspension for Jean Kleyn after dangerous challenge clocks Scott Fardy

first_imgThursday Jan 28, 2021 Suspension for Jean Kleyn after dangerous challenge clocks Scott Fardy Munster’s Jean Kleyn has been hit with a suspension following a dangerous clean out against Leinster in the Guinness PRO14 Round 9 fixture last weekend. Leinster won a tight Thomond Park contest 13-10. ADVERTISEMENTKleyn was cited under Law 9.20 (b) – Dangerous play in a ruck or maul. A player must not make contact with an opponent above the line of the shoulders.“Jean Kleyn in there very aggressively and physically on Scott Fardy,” said one of the commentators at the time.To his credit, Fardy popped straight up and continued playing.The Citing was presided over by Judicial Officer, Simon Thomas (WRU), who concluded that an act of foul play had occurred. The incident was found to merit a mid-range entry point, which indicates a four-week suspension for this offence.The Judicial Officer determined that there were mitigating factors, including the player’s acceptance of the foul play, timely remorse and previous clean disciplinary record, which under the disciplinary rules warranted a reduction in the sanction of two weeks.ADVERTISEMENTKleyn is free to play from Monday, February 15, 2021.You can catch up on highlights from the match below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 19 WEEKS AGO Nicolas Sanchez ends up in tears after Red… 20 WEEKS AGO Re-live the utter madness that unfolded late… 20 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The HUGE Currie Cup hit South African… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Hillside / GASS Architecture Studios

first_img Houses Projects Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539672/hillside-gass-architecture-studios Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: GASS Architecture Studios Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Kate Del Fante ScottPhotographs:  Kate Del Fante ScottMain Contractor:Christo Kaufmann of PR HomesQuantity Surveyors:QEAS Quantity SurveyorsEngineers:GOBA Consulting EngineersLandscaping:Plant CultureOnsite Project Architect:Chris BakkerPrincipal Architect:Georg van GassCity:StellenboschCountry:South AfricaMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. ON ARRIVAL…Situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountains in Stellenbosch and nestled between rolling vineyards, a koppie (small granite hill) and a river below, Hillside is simultaneously arresting and juxtaposed as fits flawlessly into its surroundings.Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante ScottRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82You approach the house up a steep driveway meandering through the vineyards. The driveway and the forecourt are a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse. This is characterised overall by the planning of the house’s location but also more specifically by the gravel driveway, expansive forecourt, drive-in open garaging reminiscent of a barn and water feature evocative of an animal’s drinking trough. This modern drinking trough is then fed by a modernist architectural waterspout from the roof of the house.Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante ScottThese farmhouse characteristics are not just visual either. Other senses are also stimulated: your scent is stimulated by the smells of the farmlands and rural surrounding as is your auditory sense when you hear the gravel beneath the car’s tires.Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante ScottThere is a genuine sense of arrival every time you visit Hillside. Access to the front door is gained from a double-sided staircase from left or right of the gravel arrivals courtyard. This short stairway is a nod to the Colonial influence of traditional Cape vernacular typical to architecture seen in the Cape (many buildings in and around Cape Town like The Castle of Good Hope, the City Hall and Tokai Manor House, for example, boast this kind of double-sided arrival staircase).Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanAs visitor – and homeowner – you are fully aware of the amazing setting but on arriving within the farm yard style forecourt the scale of the house changes from a 3-story to a double volume dwelling – so you don’t really get a sense of all the floors and levels. Beyond this point it is by no means farmhouse, well not in the traditional sense of the word anyway.Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante ScottBefore walking up the steps to the solid timber double front doors you also have the choice of going downstairs to the guest suites (that are currently being used by the home owner’s older children when they’re not at university).Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante ScottA repetitive architectural feature of the house is the many stacked granite stone walls. Most of the stones for these have been harvested from the site. The front door is also situated within one of these granite feature walls. Before entering the house one has no idea what to expect on the other side – it’s a kind of tardis with unexpected treasures beyond! As you walk through the threshold you are immediately greeted by a giant picture window showcasing the inner courtyard around which the home is designed and the koppie (small granite hill) to the rear of the house. The koppie (small granite hill), as with the rest of the garden, boasts local fynbos and indigenous flora and a kitchen garden to the side.Project gallerySee allShow lessPenthouse Plata / GreenfieldSelected ProjectsCraigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen ThorpSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/539672/hillside-gass-architecture-studios Clipboard 2013 2013center_img Save this picture!© Kate Del Fante Scott+ 23 Share South Africa CopyAbout this officeGASS Architecture StudiosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesStellenboschHousesSouth AfricaPublished on August 27, 2014Cite: “Hillside / GASS Architecture Studios” 27 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” “COPY” Hillside / GASS Architecture StudiosSave this projectSaveHillside / GASS Architecture Studios Year:  CopyHouses•Stellenbosch, South Africa Hillside / GASS Architecture Studioslast_img read more

Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs 2014 Canada Houses Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/630626/hazelton-residence-1-batay-csorba-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Toronto, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/630626/hazelton-residence-1-batay-csorba-architects Clipboard Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area:  4000 ft² Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBatay-Csorba ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationTorontoHousesRefurbishmentRenovationCanadaPublished on May 14, 2015Cite: “Hazelton Residence 1 / Batay-Csorba Architects” 14 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave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 2014 Year:  Projects Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 18 Share Photographs:  Doublespace Photography Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The Hazelton Residence 1 is an addition and full interior renovation to an existing four-storey duplex originally designed by Barton Myers, in 1983. The building was reinvented and converted into one 4,000sf 4-story single family home. Located on the tree-lined abundance of Hazelton Avenue in the Yorkville neighborhood, one of the city of Toronto’s most vibrant and historical cultural districts.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe project focuses on re-framing the domestic program around 2 large double height spaces which provide a sectional connection between the 4-stories and much need daylight into the depths of a traditional narrow and deep Toronto site. The first of these 20 foot double height volumes is located along the rear facade connecting the lower two floors with an existing sunken terrace and a series of mature spruce trees. The second double height space is located in the center of the top two floors and is experienced at the end of the entry sequence from the street. Here visitors are welcomed by a 14’x14’x20′ high light shaft that floods the open space with light. Located underneath the light shaft, the kitchen becomes the center of activity and the connection to the bridge like fourth floor which houses the master retreat.Save this picture!SectionThe historical front facade is left untouched to blend into the period architecture of the street while the rear west addition takes advantage of the mature spruce tree canopies with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that open up to a glazed Juliet railing, allowing the home owner a seamless indoor outdoor balcony to the year round private urban oasis. Powder coated black aluminum panels clad the west facade providing a strong frame for the window openings. The experience inside is akin to a secluded rural tree house.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessZaha Hadid Unveils Community-Oriented Housing Project In MonterreyUnbuilt ProjectTaking Daylight to the Next Level: How Daylighting Analysis is Changing DesignArticles Sharelast_img read more

Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini

first_imgSave this picture!© Paola De Pietri+ 26 Share CopyHouses, Restoration, Renovation•Langhirano, Italy Year:  Italy “COPY” Architects: Studio Contini Area Area of this architecture project Houses Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio ContiniSave this projectSaveRecovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio ContiniOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationRenovationLanghiranoItalyPublished on December 03, 2015Cite: “Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini” 03 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?农场住宅改造 / Studio Contini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 Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini Area:  4800 m² Area:  4800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778140/recovery-of-farm-buildings-studio-contini Clipboard photographs:  Paola De Pietri, Paolo LasagniPhotographs:  Paola De Pietri, Paolo Lasagni Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily 2014 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/778140/recovery-of-farm-buildings-studio-contini Clipboard Photographs Year:  Projects Manufacturers: VELUX CommercialCollaborators:Sara Chiari, Elisa PalettiFacilities:Paolo BertozziElectrical Installations:Giampaolo VecchiMechanical Plants:Massimo BocchiContracting Companies:Franco PiazzaArchitect And Project Manager:Marco ContiniArchitect:Marco ContiniProject Manager:Marco ContiniCity:LanghiranoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paola De PietriRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. These two recovered buildings are located close to a mill of the fourteenth century along the river Parma in an area of great environmental value. Both buildings date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s.Save this picture!Site PlanIn consideration of the history and nature of the place, the project has proposed, from the very beginning, to safeguard the main environmental characteristics by intervening on the buildings to make them suitable to being inhabited by a family but keeping the planivolumetrical characters, the materials for the facade and roofing, and the modularity and the linearity of prospects.Save this picture!© Paola De PietriIn the outer parts, in strong relationship with the buildings, an intervention was performed by simply recovering the existing vegetation and by consolidating the masonry stones that accompany the channels.Save this picture!© Paolo LasagniSave this picture!Floor PlanThe first building is characterized by the presence of typological space – internal covered path. The project accentuates the importance of this space, with large rear-coated oak boards which divide the interior with the exterior. The living spaces located in the south at the same time overlook the garden and this path, allowing a constant visual relationship between the various parties in the ground and upper floors.Save this picture!© Paola De PietriSave this picture!Floor PlanThe second building has retained its original residential use as well as the main characters of distribution and formal: the openings in the sides walls, the exposed stone, the roof tiles.Save this picture!© Paola De PietriParticular attention was given in the techniques of restoration of the walls, with the use of lime mortar. The structure of the floors and the roof was made of oak wood. The panels of the portico were made with X Lam and covered with oak planks.Save this picture!© Paola De PietriThe furniture was designed by Marco Contini. The abundant presence of water allowed the use of a geothermal plant with the aim of a concrete environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessKampichler Company Building / gerner°gerner plusSelected ProjectsKindergarten in Dobrin / A8000Selected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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first_img10 more years of free charity hosting from 34SP.com Tagged with: Digital FREE Technology Manchester-based web hosting company, 34SP.com has committed to offering free hosting to registered UK charities for the next ten years. The pledge was made as the company marked its first ten years of offering free website hosting to charities.34SP.com started offering free web hosting four years after it was established in 2000. Over 200 organisations currently benefit from free of charge web hosting. These include musliminstitute.org, futuresforkids.org.uk, helplines.org.uk and challengefund.org.Technical Director at 34SP.com Daniel Foster said:“34SP.com believes in conducting business in an ethical manner. As a result of this we aim to offer 1% of our total hosting capacity free of charge to charities that are registered in UK.“We’re proud that we have been supplying charities with free hosting for ten years now to help them with their website, as part of our corporate social responsibility, especially as it has now become increasingly important for charities to have a strong online presence.” Howard Lake | 10 April 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Advertisement  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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

Building solidarity with Africa, defeating neo-colonialism

first_imgAbayomi AzikiweWW photo: Brenda RyanFrom a talk by Abayomi Azikiwe at the Workers World Party National Conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16.From Egypt and Morocco in north Africa to Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and others to the west, right down through the Sudans, Uganda, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa in the central, eastern and southern regions, the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) are increasing their efforts to thwart the development of Africa.Africa is rich with mineral resources, agricultural commodities and a young, vibrant work force which the world capitalist system seeks to exploit to a maximum level. This phenomenon follows a historical process that extends back to the middle 15th century, when Portugal and Spain began the Atlantic slave trade which led to colonialism and modern day imperialism and neocolonialism.This year represents the 90th anniversary of the transition of V.I. Lenin, the leader of the Bolshevik tendency within social democracy that matured into the Russian Communist Party and the October Revolution, creating the world’s first socialist state. Viewing the organized working class and its natural allies within the peasantry and the nationally oppressed as the engine of revolutionary change in the present epoch, we recognize the paramount importance of the unity of the proletariat in the Western industrialized states with the peoples of the world in the struggle against global dominance of international finance capital.In the final chapter of Lenin’s seminal work entitled “Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism,” he writes that “monopoly has grown out of colonial policy. To the numerous ‘old’ motives of colonial policy, finance capital has added the struggle for the sources of raw materials, for the export of capital, for spheres of influence, i.e., for spheres for profitable deals, concessions, monopoly profits and so on, economic territory in general. … But when nine-tenths of Africa had been seized (by 1900), when the whole world had been divided up, there was inevitably ushered in the era of monopoly possession of colonies and, consequently, of particularly intense struggle for the division and the redivision of the world.”(1916)Of course, the African people have fought against the ravages of imperialism since its inception. The destruction of the slave system during the 19th century and the anti-colonial wars of the same century along with the emergence of independent African states on the continent and in the Caribbean during the 20th century, along with the movements for civil rights, Black power, and Pan-Africanism in the U.S. and other Western states, illustrates the heroic role of the African workers, farmers and youth.Neocolonialism, imperialism and militarismDespite the existence of 54 independent states on the African continent, today the principal struggle is against a new and more insidious form of exploitation and oppression: neocolonialism. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the leading strategist and tactician of the African Revolution to emerge during the post-World War II era, not only fought for the liberation of Ghana, Africa and the unity of the continent under socialism, he observed and recorded the working of neocolonialism, noting correctly that it was U.S. imperialism that posed the greatest threat to the genuine liberation, sovereignty and unity of the people.Nkrumah wrote in his book “Neo-Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism” that “Foremost among the neocolonialists is the United States, which has long exercised its power in Latin America. Fumblingly at first she turned towards Europe, and then with more certainty after World War II when most countries of that continent were indebted to her. Since then, with methodical thoroughness and touching attention to detail, the Pentagon set about consolidating its ascendancy, evidence of which can be seen all around the world.”It is within this context that we must examine recent developments in Burkina Faso, where the masses rose up against the puppet of neocolonialism, Blaise Compaoré.  On Oct. 30, millions of people gathered throughout the capital of Ouagadougou and other cities around the landlocked state in West Africa demanding the ouster of Compaoré, taking over the parliament and setting it on fire.Nonetheless, the military comprador elites representing imperialism are still seeking to maintain control of the state on behalf of the mining interests and the U.S. Africa Command (Africom). In Burkina Faso, the country has been utilized as a rear base in the so-called “anti-terrorism” programs conducted by the Pentagon.This struggle of the workers and youth is not confined to Burkina Faso. To the south, in Ghana, workers are emerging from a general strike where the public sector was paralyzed for two weeks, and the newly emerging oil sector was hit by a work stoppage sending chills through petroleum industry worldwide.From Nigeria and Egypt to Zambia and South Africa, workers are demanding a living wage, decent housing, quality education and a society devoid of environmental degradation.Through Workers World newspaper these struggles are given not only prominence, but they are placed within the context of the global class war encompassing the proletariat and the oppressed internationally.Revolutionary Cuba’s solidarity and the EVD outbreakThe most outstanding example of solidarity with Africa is exemplified by socialist Cuba since the early 1960s.Cuba has once again demonstrated its solidarity with the continent in practice by responding to the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in three West African states. These are not acts of charity any more than Cuba’s intervention in defense of Algeria during the early years of its independence; its campaign against neocolonialism in Congo under the direction of Che Guevara in 1965; or its deployment of 350,000 internationalist volunteers in Angola between 1975 and 1989, playing a decisive role in the overall liberation of Southern Africa from white settler-colonialism.Today, Cuba sends thousands of health care workers throughout Africa  and the world. The Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) trains physicians internationally, even those from nationally oppressed communities in the U.S.Over the last few months, Cuba has shown the way in responding rapidly to the outbreak of EVD in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, where approximately 5,000 have died and twice as many have been impacted.Cuban officials recognized, along with the World Federation of Trade Unions, that the EVD outbreak and its devastating social and economic effects is a direct result of the legacy of slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism.In order to reverse the lack of health care infrastructure and resources in far too many African states, it will require a decisive break with imperialism. Africa must move towards socialist development in order to ensure its future.Through the organization of the working class and nationally oppressed in the imperialist states we can build solidarity with Africa and the peoples of the globe.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more