Blacks calls off takeover talks KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Share OUTDOOR clothing retailer Blacks Leisure called off talks with potential suitors yesterday, saying none of the proposals were “sufficiently compelling” to take to shareholders. The owner of the Blacks Outdoor and Millets chains said its board would instead focus on supporting the firm’s budding turnaround and opening additional stores. Interested parties were said to include Argos owner Home Retail Group, Lloyds Development Capital and Lion Capital. Blacks shares lost nine per cent yesterday to close at 35p. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Wednesday 26 January 2011 9:10 pm
whatsapp Share TOP LAWYERS CALL FOR QUOTAS TO BOOST WOMEN IN THE BOARDROOM SOME of the UK’s most high-powered female lawyers convened at the Southbank Centre on Saturday afternoon to debate the “chronic inequality” at City law firms.The panel, chaired by Denise Jagger from legal practice Eversheds, which organised the event, contained some of the most high-powered women in the industry (pictured right), including Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, deputy vice president of the Law Society; Dame Janet Gaymer, former senior partner of Simmons & Simmons; and Kim Hollis QC, incoming chair of the Bar Council’s Equality and Diversity Committee.The fearsome legal eagles didn’t mince their words, reminding a rapt audience of high-flying female contemporaries that just 15 per cent of High Court judges are women, and only one female judge sits on the Supreme Court.“It’s a disgrace,” thundered Ingrid Simler QC, current chair of the Bar Council’s Diversity and Equality Committee. “The only way to address [the inequality] is by using quotas. If that means women getting jobs because they are women then so be it. Men have been getting appointed because they are men for years!”That’s one step ahead of the coalition government’s Equality Act, which will allow City bosses to discriminate positively towards minorities from next month.However, the majority of the panel were in favour – if only to prevent top lawyers jumping ship due to City firms’ “long hours culture”. Sandie Okoro, general counsel at Barings Asset Management, noted: “Many good female lawyers are leaving law firms before achieving partnership and heading for industry, where diversity has progressed further.”DIFFERENT CLASSHAVE you ever wondered how Secrets, London’s largest table-dancing chain, got its name? Well, as owner Stephen Less told The Capitalist, it is because he was watching the Mike Leigh film Secrets & Lies in the kitchen of his Hammersmith home when his business partner rang asking him to confirm the name of the enterprise.So all eyes should start scanning the TV schedules for clues as to what Less will call his next entertainment launch: a cocktail bar for City boys that will attract a “classier” crowd than his table-dancing haunts.Less has yet to negotiate a deal for the venue, set to open next year, but he is looking at four locations in the West End and two round the corner from the Bank of England – although he has ruled out 14 Cornhill, home of Green’s oyster bar and Aviva Investors.“There are a few reasons why that wouldn’t work for me,” he said. One of them being the fact the building is owned by Libya’s sovereign wealth fund, the Libyan Investment Authority, and Less’s new club would become a tenant of Gadaffi? “I couldn’t possibly comment.”WHO DARES WINSTHE City and horse racing have long enjoyed a close relationship, but today the two worlds moved even closer with the launch of the first-ever tie-up between an old-school bookmaker and a financial spread-better.Bringing the Square Mile to Mayfair is Fitzdares Financial Spreads, a partnership between private bookmaker Fitzdares and Financial World Spreads that will allow Fitzdares’ members to bet on 3,000 City markets alongside the existing spread-betting and sports services. “This is all about enabling those with a taste for risk to exercise it wherever they want,” said Conor Foley, chief executive of World Spreads, on the “one-stop betting environment”. Cheltenham will never be the same again. Sunday 13 March 2011 9:59 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniusmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL
Clarion conference producer Conor Mulheir contemplates the origins and applications of artificial intelligence and in part one of this two-part feature asks where it all began.When American mathematician Claude Shannon published his paper Programming A ComputerFor Playing Chess in 1950, it would have been difficult to imagine the sophistication of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) and its seeming omnipresence in our business and personal lives.He demonstrated extraordinary foresight with regards to the possibilities this technology would bring to the world.Introducing the potential of a chess playing computer, he said at the time: “Although perhaps of no practical importance, the question is of theoretical interest, and it is hoped that a satisfactory solution of this problem will act as a wedge in attacking other problems of a similar nature and of greater significance”.He went on to outline several potential applications for the technology:1. Machines for designing filters, equalizers, etc. 2. Machines for designing relay and switching circuits. 3. Machines which will handle routing of telephone calls based on the individual circumstances rather than by fixed patterns. 4. Machines for performing symbolic (non-numerical) mathematical operations. 5. Machines capable of translating from one language to another. 6. Machines for making strategic decisions in simplified military operations. 7. Machines capable of orchestrating a melody. 8. Machines capable of logical deduction.Looking back at his technological forecast from a modern perspective, it’s clear Shannon was a true visionary, with many of his predictions having long since been brought to fruition.The chess test In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue became the first computer system to defeat a reigning world champion in a chess match, beating Garry Kasparov before being retired by its development team.The complexity of chess and its seemingly infinite number of possible moves made this a watershed moment for AI, and one that was hard-won: almost half a century had elapsed between Shannon’s original conception of a chess-playing computer and Deep Blue’s eventual triumph.Of course, the computers of Shannon’s day were incapable of dealing with the quantities of data we’re accustomed to now, and learning to intelligently play chess required systems to deal with an almost endless number of variables.Shannon calculated a conservative lower bound of the game-tree complexity of chess, that is the number of distinct games which could conceivably be played, of 10^120, or 1 followed by one-hundred-and-twenty zeroes.For comparison, there are generally estimated to be around 10^80 atoms in the observable universe. Clearly then, building a computer able to consider even a fraction of these variables was a monumental challenge, and the forty-seven years which elapsed between the publishing of Shannon’s paper and Kasparov’s defeat should be considered relatively rapid progress.In fact, Deep Blue’s developers, among others, were laying the foundations for an ultra-accelerated technological boom this century, during which the capabilities of AI would be compounded and increase exponentially.Building on the chess success Chess is an extremely sophisticated game, but in recent years computer programmers have overcome many even greater challenges.The apparent simplicity of ancient Chinese board game Go, which doesn’t have a range of pieces moving in different ways like chess, may lead some to believe this would be an easier game to programme a computer to play.However, Go is estimated to have a game-tree complexity of around 10^360, meaning there are some 10^240 times as many possible games as in chess.Clearly then, Go was a worthy challenge for Google’s DeepMind developers, whose programme AlphaGo in 2015 became the first computer to beat a human professional player without handicaps on a full-sized 19×19 board.In under 20 years, developers had gone from a computer mastering chess with its game-tree complexity of 10^120, to mastering Go with its complexity of 10^360.The number of variables that AI is finding its way around is increasing exponentially, and shows no sign of slowing down.The DeepMind team has suggested that AlphaGo is a step towards creating algorithms that can intelligently tackle some of today’s greatest scientific challenges, from designing new medicines to accurately modelling the effects of climate change.Bots n’ big blinds Last year, an AI-based computer programme named Libratus was able to beat some of the world’s top pro poker players, prompting one to claim he felt the machine “could see my cards”.This achievement involved further layers of complexity when compared to chess and Go, due to the inherent characteristics of poker.Firstly, chess and Go are both skill-based games with minimal elements of chance, whereas poker is a much subtler mix of the two.In chess and Go, both players also have access to complete information about the game – what pieces their opponent has, what moves they have already played, what moves are available to each player, and so on.In Texas Hold’em, the information offered to both parties is incomplete, and while they can both see what’s on the flop, turn and river, the lack of information about your opponent’s hand is what makes the game worth playing (thanks, Captain Obvious).Furthermore, when considering the use of bluffing and elements of randomness in both betting strategy and cards dealt, we can begin to imagine some of the problems developers have faced in creating a poker-playing bot that can keep up with human play, let alone that of a top-rated professional.Libratus’ success was made possible through machine learning, the process by which the bot is able to ‘practise’, playing against itself and refining its strategies.Clearly, the millions of simulated hours the machine dedicated to this were enough to outsmart even the world’s most formidable players.Machine learning allows AI systems to constantly adapt to new information, change their strategies and effectively analyse action that has already taken place.In fact, it may have been Libratus’ continual learning between games, and its analysis of information from the tournament’s first few days which allowed it to refine its strategies and emerge victorious in the end.Read part two at igamingbusiness.com tomorrow. 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Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machines 27th June 2019 | By contenteditor GC issues record £19.6m of penalty packages in 2018-19 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The GB Gambling Commission has revealed that despite issuing a record £19.6m in penalty packages during 2018-19, it intends to step up its effort to clamp down on illegal and irresponsible operations as it seeks to better protect consumers. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Slots Bingo The GB Gambling Commission has revealed that despite issuing a record £19.6m (€21.9m/$24.9m) in penalty packages during 2018-19, it intends to step up its effort to clamp down on illegal and irresponsible operations as it seeks to better protect consumers.Released today (June 27), the Commission’s Raising Standards for Consumers Enforcement Report focuses on the work carried out by the regulatory body during 2018-19 to ensure operators are running in line with regulations.Aside from penalty packages – which were up from around £18m in the previous year – the Commission also stripped three executives of personal management licences, and issued warnings to four licence-holders and two notices of conduct.The Commission carried out more than 160 regulatory and criminal investigations last year – an increase on previous years – and dealt with some 2,000 intelligence reports and carried out hundreds of risk-based compliance assessments.Despite these efforts, chief executive Neil McArthur said that more must be done to ensure UK consumers can take part in gambling activities in a safe and legal manner.“During 2018-19, we have seen progress in some areas, which we welcome and want to build on, but there have still been too many occasions where we have had to step in with tough action to protect consumers and the wider public,” McArthur said.“For example, we have carried out a substantial number of investigations into online gambling operators,” he continued. “Several online casino operators and members of their senior management have been sanctioned at the conclusion of those investigations due to social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.”Moving forward, the Commission will continue to focus on a number of areas as part of its strategy, including safer gambling, anti-money laundering, marketing and advertising, illegal gambling, affordability and compliance.In terms of safer gambling, the regulator said there are signs of progress and pockets of developing both good practice and collaboration. However, it added, it expects operators and industry stakeholders to step this work up going forward.In April, the regulator moved to enhance such efforts by introducing its new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, a three-year strategy designed to drive and coordinate work to bring a lasting impact on reducing gambling harms.Meanwhile, the Commission also raised concerns about the “frequent disconnect” between operators’ money laundering and terrorist financing policies, saying that this has “become a tick-box exercise, without due consideration for their importance in the risk-based approach”.With the threat of increasingly tough financial penalties for those that breach these regulations, the Commission is urging its licensees to ensure they are operating in line with the law.The Commission also flagged up issues in terms of compliance with rules for marketing, saying that some operators continue to advertise in a non-compliant manner, which has in turn led enforcement action for misleading marketing practices.Working with regulatory partners the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Commission has urged operators to have regard to the new ASA/CAP guidance to ensure marketing campaigns are socially responsible.In terms of illegal gambling, the Commission is committed to an incremental approach, whereby if it suspects individuals or companies of illegal activity, it will issue cease and desist demands. If these are not complied with, it will then escalate matters to the point where a formal criminal investigation is opened, granting the regulatory more investigatory powers.During 2018-19, the Commission dealt with 31 instances of remote unlicensed operators, which, although down on previous years, remain an area of concern, particularly in terms of activities through social media and unlicensed lotteries promoted online.For affordability, the Commission has also recommended that licensees revisit their framework on triggers for problem gambling, in terms of their customers’ disposable income levels as a starting point for deciding benchmark triggers. The regulator said this would help ensure vulnerable players are identified early and interacted with appropriately.In terms of compliance, the UK regulator carried out almost 1,200 compliance assessments in 2018-19 and also staged eight workshops to remind operators of their regulatory requirements.The Commission notes that not all of its compliance work is about identifying failings, with an emphasis on identifying good practice sharing this across the industry to support operators in raising their standards.“I want gambling consumers in Britain to be able to enjoy the fairest and safest gambling in the world and I want gambling operators to work with us to put customer enjoyment and safety at the top of their corporate agenda,” McArthur added.“I am in no doubt that there is much more to do to make gambling in Great Britain fairer and safer and we all have a part to play in achieving that. Our enforcement work is a key part of our work at the Commission.”Gambling charity GambleAware has said that it will support the Commission in its efforts, with chief executive Marc Etches saying it is vital that other organisations also contribute to make sure operators continue to focus on making gambling products safer.Etches added: “Having a highly regulated and fair environment for gambling is essential and customer safety should always be of the utmost importance to gambling companies.“Customers should be able to gamble in a safe and protected environment, where help and advice is promoted regularly.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland
Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Jan 10, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] Almost two years since Cyclone Winston swept through Fiji, killing 44 people, the village of Maniava is celebrating its rebirth. Maniava, in the province of Ra on Fiji’s main island of Vity Levu, sits on a hillside at the mouth of a valley. On the night of Feb. 20, 2016, winds of up to 186 mph destroyed the village. Yesterday, Archbishop Winston Halapua, the bishop of Polynesia, consecrated the newly rebuilt Church of the Resurrection and blessed 14 new homes and a school dormitory. He also ordained two new deacons to serve Maniava’s 168 residents.Read the entire article here. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Two years after Cyclone Winston, Maniava’s rebuilt church is consecrated Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Anglican Communion Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
2018 “COPY” Year: Mexico “COPY” Save this picture!© Lorena Darquea+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share Guerrero House / TACHER ARQUITECTOSSave this projectSaveGuerrero House / TACHER ARQUITECTOS Architects: TACHER ARQUITECTOS Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917632/casa-guerrero-tacher-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Guadalajara, Mexico Area: 550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Guerrero House / TACHER ARQUITECTOS Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cemex, Adobe, Google, Grupo Tenerife, OxxiclassArchitects In Charge:Alberto Tacher, Fernando BasurtoCity:GuadalajaraCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. The project is a two-floor single-family residence located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. It is formed by two volumes that formally separate the social and service areas from the private areas. The house as a whole generates a contrast of volumes and materials between the ground floor and the top floor. The leading premise of the project is to create spaces that are well oriented and private by using patios and functional and aesthetic architectural elements.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe volume of the ground floor is a pavilion, located at the centre of the plot, allowing the location of each patio to be strategic for the spatial solution of the house. The penetrability of the volume is generated by a glass facade that provides natural lighting and ventilation. However, it is wrapped in an external skin formed by a steel lattice, which, with the same functional principle as the patios, prevents visibility from the neighbours.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThis is where the social and service areas are located, which are divided only by a circulation nucleus. Another function of the main patio is to achieve a division according to the type of space, in this way the living space is separated from the workspace.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe second volume that contains the top floor, is hermetic to the exterior and being a block of marble, achieves a clean facade. Within its private areas, there is a living room and three bedrooms that are divided by two axes. One of them is the master bedroom that has its own patio giving it a better orientation and greater privacy.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe synchronicity of the two volumes is expressed in the final form and in the spaces that are generated by the superposition of the volumes. The cantilever forms the volume of the second floor in the secondary facade and creates terraces for social functions on the ground floor, with the platform of the entrance extending from the superior volume.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaProject gallerySee allShow lessPerkins+Will Design School of the Future for BelmontArchitecture NewsConfucius Institute at UCD Belfield Campus / Robin Lee ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917632/casa-guerrero-tacher-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTACHER ARQUITECTOSOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalajaraMexicoPublished on May 24, 2019Cite: “Guerrero House / TACHER ARQUITECTOS” [Casa Guerrero / TACHER ARQUITECTOS] 24 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923180/w270-house-sao-paulo-arquitetos-plus-fabio-jorge-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Area: 975 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fabio Jorge, Paulo Roberto dos Santos Barbosa, Tais Cristina da Silva Houses Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 48Curated by Matheus Pereira Share W270 House / São Paulo Arquitetos + Fabio Jorge Arquitetura Photographs: Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923180/w270-house-sao-paulo-arquitetos-plus-fabio-jorge-arquitetura Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: Aricanduva Esquadrias Metálicas, Daikin Mcquay Ar condicionado, Deca, Engemetal, JRS Pisos e Decoraçõe, JRS Pisos e Decorações, La Fonte Assa Abloy, Largrill Serralheria Artística, Lumini, Portobello Shop, Quicolli, Real HT, kitchens Year: Lead Architects: W270 House / São Paulo Arquitetos + Fabio Jorge ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveW270 House / São Paulo Arquitetos + Fabio Jorge Arquitetura CopyHouses•Bragança Paulista, Brazil Interior Design:Fabio Jorge, Paulo Roberto dos Santos Barbosa, Tais Cristina da Silva, Fernanda Castilho (C2H Arquitetos) e Maria Brasil (Maria Brasil Arquitetura)Engineering:SP.PROJECT – Fundações, Estruturas, Hidráulica, Elétrica e ClimatizaçãoLighting Project:René Adriani Lighting DesignLandscape Design:Jardim PaulistanoConsultant:GR Consultoria – Concreto AparenteBuilder:Epson Construções PersonalizadasProject Team:Adriana Godoy, Maria Fernanda Vita, Thaís Velasco, Cássio Oba Osanai, Marina CaioCity:Bragança PaulistaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The house was named W270 because of the site’s precise orientation in a westerly direction. This condition, coupled with a higher plot’s level from east, were the starting point for the lot organization.Save this picture!© Pedro KokThe project sets off with two earthmovings; one, three meters above the street and where a recreation field is conformed. Six meters above the street, the second plateau defines the main level of the house.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro KokIn the middle of this main level, a quadrangle defines a place, a void, the heart of the house. This emptiness articulates the constructed bodies that ultimately generate the final configuration of the project. The place where all spaces for collective use are situated and where everything converges.On the north, the pool and the volume that includes spa, sauna and home theater; on the south, in the longest bar, the suites; and in the east body the kitchens and other service facilities. These three stable bodies, protected according to what they host, receive a large metallic roof that marks the living, dining and veranda – three separated spaces that, for convenience, might become one single space. Save this picture!© Pedro KokThis space extends to the deck and continues to the lawn and the wall that defines the upper plateau boundary. This is where you can enjoy the completely unobstructed view of the condominium, the beautiful geometry of the lake, the geomorphology of the fields and, at the end of the day, the sunset.Save this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessJabali Ridge Lodge / Nicholas Plewman ArchitectsSelected ProjectsLangitangi Country House / KradsSelected Projects Share 2015 Architects: Fabio Jorge Arquitetura, Sao Paulo Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Brazil CopyAbout this officeSao Paulo ArquitetosOfficeFollowFabio Jorge ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBragança PaulistaBrazilPublished on August 20, 2019Cite: “W270 House / São Paulo Arquitetos + Fabio Jorge Arquitetura” [Residência W270 / São Paulo Arquitetos + Fabio Jorge Arquitetura] 20 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Oxfam to start reopening high street shops from 15 June “We are busy sourcing additional PPE and perfecting safe donating and shopping procedures. This means that in the short term at least, our shops will seem very different to before. Everyone has been so patient, and we appreciate how supportive our customers are.“Before we can open any of the shops, we need to reintroduce item donations at our warehouse in Lincoln. Plans are currently underway for a ‘Book and Bring’ Donation Drive-Thru at the warehouse on Cardinal Close, which we are really excited about. People will be able to book a time slot to bring their donations and our car park has a fantastic one-way system so supporters can essentially use it like a drive-thru.”Other charities, including Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, and British Heart Foundation, have also said that they will start reopening this month with safety measures in place.In England, non-essential retail stores, including charity shops, can reopen from 15 June providing proper safety measures are put in place in regards to Covid-19.These include:placing a poster in their windows to demonstrate awareness of the guidance and commitment to safety measuresstoring returned items for 72 hours before putting them back out on the shop floorplacing protective coverings on large items touched by the public such as beds or sofasfrequent cleaning of objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, including self-checkouts, trolleys, coffee machines and betting terminalsTo help, the Charity Retail Association is running a series of reopening meetings for members over the coming weeks on a regional basis. More information and dates can be found on its site, along with a Reopening Pack with guidance for charities. Tagged with: charity retail Oxfam Melanie May | 3 June 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Oxfam is to start reopening its high street shops in phases from 15 June.The first stage will involve a number of shops in England, with as many shops as possible open for business by the end of July. Shops in Scotland and Wales however will remain closed for now.According to Oxfam, taking a staggered approach will help shop teams ensure there is space for social distancing, and that staff and volunteers have the personal protective equipment they need. All surfaces, doors and equipment will be regularly cleaned. Shops will be accepting donations soon after they open but donated items will be isolated for 72 hours before volunteers process them. As this will take up storage space, Oxfam is asking people to call ahead before donating.To help its shops reopen, Oxfam is also appealing for volunteers. Each shop typically relies on a team of 30 dedicated volunteers and one or two staff, with more than 20,000 volunteers required in total.Danny Sriskandarajah, Oxfam GB chief executive, said:“Our shops are a much loved part of their communities and, at this difficult time, we can’t wait to reopen our doors and reconnect with our supporters and shoppers. Our shop staff and volunteers are working hard to make sure we can welcome the public back into Oxfam stores safely.”“I know that many of us have been busy decluttering under lockdown and we’re really excited about receiving any donations. We’re now appealing for volunteers to help us turn these potential treasures into vital funds for life-saving work.”Oxfam has 595 high street shops in the UK, which last year raised £17.4m after costs for its work.St Barnabas Hospice has already announced its plans to reopen its charity shops. The Lincolnshire-based charity has 26 shops across the county, and since 2012, has sold 750,000 items with a turnover of £16,000,000 through these shops.Its shops are due to remain closed until the end of June at the earliest. Once safe, there will be a phased reopening beginning with its Birchwood shop in Lincoln. Its house clearance and furniture collection service will also remain closed until the end of June.Caroline Peach, Head of Retail at St Barnabas Hospice, said: Advertisement 593 total views, 2 views today 594 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Cool, dry, windy weather saw a number of farmers hoping for a rainstorm, even as many attended county fairs, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. For the week ending July 27, 2014, average temperatures for the week ranged from 67 to 76 degrees, or 8 to 1 degrees below normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 47 degrees; the highest, 94 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 70.8 degrees, 4.1 degrees below normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.11 to 3.67 inches, with a statewide average of 0.84 inches.By region, corn doughing is 23% in South, 14% in Central, and 6% in North. By region, soybeans setting pods is 59% in North, 53% in South, and 45% in Central.Though some farmers reported rolling up of corn and short soybean plants on account of dry conditions, overall Indiana corn condition was 75% good to excellent on par with 76% this time last year. That current condition percentage matches the new new national figure which dropped a percent from lat week. Hoosier soybean condition was at 71% good to excellent versus 74% this time last year. The national soybean good to excellent rating is also now at 71%, a dip of 2 points from a week ago.Double-cropped soybeans have been mostly planted. Irrigation system ran on drier soils. Some farmers are engaging in late spraying activities, while many others are fixing machinery, hauling grain, and cleaning bins in advance of fall harvest. Farmers were also mowing roadsides as weather permitted.Source: NASS Slight Dip in Corn and Soybean Condition By Andy Eubank – Jul 28, 2014 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Slight Dip in Corn and Soybean Condition Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleA Game We Cannot Afford to LoseNext articleHigh Oleic a Key to Soybean Profitability Andy Eubank
Print No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured First Irish death from Coronavirus NewsBreaking newsElderly woman tragically killed at Limerick car parkBy Staff Reporter – February 17, 2016 698 Advertisement AN ELDERLY woman in her 80s has died after being struck by a reversing jeep at a Limerick bank car park this Wednesday morning.Shortly after 10am, emergency services were alerted to the accident in the car park adjacent to the Castletroy branch of the Ulster Bank when a woman became trapped under a jeep that appeared to be leaving the car park space.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Three units from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service together with gardai and three ambulances from the National Ambulance Service arrived at the scene and tended to the victim before she was taken to the University Hospital Limerick.The woman, who became trapped, tragically died as a result of her injuries and a garda forensic collision investigator has conducted a preliminary investigation and the woman’s remains are to be removed from the scene and brought to the University Hospital Limerick for post mortem examination.Witnesses are asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articleLimerick named European City of the FutureNext articleLimerick Choral Festival is launched in song Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April