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first_img whatsapp whatsapp Monday 21 March 2011 9:00 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Barclays offloads toxic assets but Protium still awaits buyer center_img Tags: NULL 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 PastSerendipity 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.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Show Comments ▼ BARCLAYS has managed to offload $586m (£359m) of toxic assets to an American real estate investment trust (REIT), but investors are waiting to hear about the sale of Protium, the £7.5bn’s worth of toxic assets that Barclays converted into a loan in 2009.The bank would not say what profit or loss it made on the $586m asset sale to CreXus Investment Corporation, which is dependent on the REIT successfully issuing between 50m and 57.5m new shares over the next month for around $700m.The sale shows that many banks are finding it less difficult than anticipated to find buyers for “toxic” real estate assets bought in the run-up to the financial crisis.But the key moment for investors will be if Barclays manages to find a buyer for Protium. It technically sold the assets in 2009, but it was forced to lend the money for the purchase itself and is keen to get the loan off its books. To that end, it wrote down £532m of the £7.5bn loan last year. Analysts expect a full economic sale in the next two quarters, possibly preceded by further writedowns. KCS-content last_img read more


first_img31st October 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart Email Address Well deserved or not, the British have a reputation for complaining, says David Clifton. Here’s how the Gambling Commission says we should deal with customer grievancesThere was no uniform approach to the handling of complaints by, and disputes with, customers in gambling until the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 came into full effect in Great Britain in September 2007.It was only then that gambling debts became legally enforceable for the first time. The UK Gambling Commission’s early versions of its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) did little more than require licensed operators to have a written procedure for customer complaints and disputes and to keep a record of them.When the first requirement for operators to refer disputes to an independent third party was subsequently introduced, it wasn’t even mandatory for it to be free of charge for the customer.How times have changed. The consumer has increasingly been promoted to the heart of gambling regulation, most prominently during the relatively short reign of Sarah Harrison as chief executive of the Gambling Commission. Harrison’s arrival also coincided with the Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities and Information) Regulations 2015 coming into force.This combination of events led to the Commission’s “Complaints processes in the gambling industry” review in March 2017. This was conducted against a backdrop of heavily publicised concerns on the part of the Commission about what it perceived to be an increasing lack of public trust in gambling operators, something that has sadly grown apace since then.It included a finding that “the complaints system in the gambling industry is not working for consumers, who have found it difficult to access, time-consuming to use, and [who] question whether it is independent and transparent”.In her foreword to that document, Sarah Harrison said: “We want to see an industry that aspires to excellence in complaints handling. An industry that values and seeks out feedback from customers, that swiftly and effectively resolves customer complaints, and that uses the learning from those customers to raise its standards and deliver ever higher levels of customer service”.So it is that, with effect from 31 October 2018, a new complaints and disputes regime comes into force in each of the following respects.1) LCCP changeAn amended social responsibility code provision 6.1.1 within the LCCP comes into force on that date, intended to ensure that B2C gambling operators provide better complaints processes, including arrangements for their customers to be able to refer any dispute to an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider, if the operator has been unable to resolve it within eight weeks from receiving it.2) Gambling Commission guidanceUK licensed operators will be mistaken if they think that the above change needs little preparation. The Gambling Commission has produced seven pages of guidance on implementation of the amended LCCP provision (available on its website) that it expects licence holders to take account of when developing their complaints handling policies.The guidance document is essential reading material. It sets out the minimum standards that the Commission expects from operators when they handle customer complaints and summarises the Commission’s reporting requirements relating to complaints that operators receive.Addressing past confusion about whether an ADR provider has jurisdiction to adjudicate certain matters referred to it, the guidance also provides much-needed clarity on what the phrases ‘complaint’ and ‘dispute’ mean, namely:• ‘complaint’ means an expression of dissatisfaction, whether spoken or written, about any aspect of the way the licence holder conducts its licensed activities (including the outcome of a gambling transaction, the way in which the transaction was managed and concerns about the way in which the licence holder conducts its business in relation to the three licensing objectives) and• ‘dispute’ means complaints about the customer’s gambling transaction (including management of it) that have not been resolved at the first stage of the complaints procedure, including those linked to the application of bonus offers or to other terms and conditions, account management, or the customer’s ability to access his or her funds and winnings.The guidance also includes very helpful flowcharts illustrating the applicable complaints process timescales and complaints and disputes regulatory return requirements.3) Standards and guidance for ADR providersThe Gambling Commission has published new standards and guidance for ADR that are intended to improve how complaints are handled by ADR providers in the gambling industry. This follows the Commission’s finding in March 2017 that consumers did not always get good customer service from ADR providers and that decision-making standards varied.It would be a mistake for operators to think this guidance is applicable solely to ADR providers. The new standards and guidance make clear the Commission’s expectations on: • the types of consumer complaints it expects ADR providers to take on (including disputes linked to unfair terms or practices), • principles for considering compensation, • decision quality standards, particularly focused on how providers look at and use evidence, • the Ombudsman Association’s six principles of good governance that it expects ADR providers to follow • conflicts of interests, • the information and customer service ADR providers give to consumers (including a reminder that all gambling businesses that sell goods or services to consumers online must provide on their websites a link to the ODR platform) and • the information and data ADR providers share with the Commission and others, each of which are very relevant considerations for operators.They also reconfirm the definitions of ‘complaint’ and ‘dispute’ mentioned above, making it clear that complaints that are not related to the gambling activities and do not pose a risk to the licensing objectives do not fall within the scope of ADR provision within the Commission’s regulatory ambit.That is not to say that there may not be borderline cases, for example a complaint about poor customer service or poorly trained staff manning a telephone or online chat. While that might not appear at first sight to be gambling-related, it might well be if the poor service makes it difficult or impossible for the consumer to promptly raise concerns or make a complaint about a contractual matter.The Commission suggests that “where the type of complaint is unclear, it is generally better to at least initially treat it as a gambling-related complaint”.The British have a reputation for complaining. Licensed gambling operators need to ensure those complaints are all handled properly in accordance with the new requirements.David Clifton is a founding director of Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited and a consultant to Joelson Wilson Solicitors. David has specialised in gambling law since the early 1980s and was among the first UK lawyers to advise the online gambling pioneers in the mid-1990s. Handle with care Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliancecenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter David Clifton relays the Gambling Commission’s advice on dealing with customer grievances Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more


first_img Topics: Finance Email Address 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor Kirol Group denies Blackstone takeover talk Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Kirol Group, a leading operator in the Spanish market, has denied reports it is about to be acquired by US private equity fund Blackstone Group in a €100m deal.The company behind Kirolbet, which operates in a number of Spanish regions, has refuted claims originally reported in Spanish business news source El Confidencial.The news site claimed that Blackstone aimed to acquire Kirol for to gain a presence in the lucrative Basque region, with Cirsa – which it bought for an estimated €2bn last year – having missed out on a licence there.Kirol Group issued a statement saying it is looking at growing its business rather than selling.“Kirol Group denies its Kirolbet operation will be sold to the Blackstone fund,” Kirol Group said in a statement. “The Eibar-based group, in its 11 years leading the market through its technology solution Kirolsoft, has always been targeted by large companies and investment funds, but never has a sale materialised.“After 2019-2022 strategic plan was approved, expansion in international markets and the constant technological innovation for products and services, are the great challenges to which the Kirol Group is allocating 100% of its energy.”Kirolbet, which is based in Eibar, operates a network of 4,000 terminals and an online offering, and employs 300 staff.It began operating in the Basque Autonomous Community in 2008 and has since expanded to a number of other jurisdictions.Blackstone was linked with a move for another Spanish gambling group, Codere, last year. Recently it made a £175m (€202.7m/$227.5m) strategic minority investment in Romanian omni-channel sports betting and gaming operator Superbet.Blackstone acquired Clarion Events, the parent company of iGaming Business, in 2017. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Kirol Group, a leading operator in the Spanish market, has denied reports it is about to be acquired by US private equity fund Blackstone Group in a €100m deal. Financelast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter IPL Moneyball: Russell emerges most impactful, KL Rahul top Indian By Kunal Dhyani – April 13, 2019 Cricket CricketIndian premier leagueLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start TAGSAndre RussellDavid WarnerIndian Premier LeagueIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 ScheduleIPL LiveIPL MoneyballKKRKL RAHULKolkata Knight Riders SHARE Cricket Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Previous articleIPL 2019 DC vs SRH: Live streaming, teams, time in IST and where to watch Delhi vs Hyderabad match on TVNext articleAuditor General of Pakistan questions PSL contracts with Indian company Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Football WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Cricket Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoKL Rahul, as the leading Indian on the IPL 2019 Moneyball Impact Index chart, is placed overall third following his new-found form. The Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper-batsman to his credit has 335 points and stays in the hunt for the top spot. Inconsistency and failures to convert impressive starts into long innings of substance have forced Rishabh Pant down to the fifth spot from the third last week as he remains second most impactful among the Indian players.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: Andre Russell’s commercial scorecardIPL Moneyball: David Warner most impactful player in first weekIPL 2019 : RCB rope in Dale Steyn for injured Coulter-NileIPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to…Rahul in each of his past three innings has surpassed the half-century mark – including an unbeaten century against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday last, not out 71 in the winning cause against SunRisers Hyderabad and a 55 even as Chennai Super Kings had prevailed over the Kings XI Punjab.The KXIP are pitted against winless Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rahul remains a contender for the top spot. He merely needs 34 impact points (one for each run and three for each catch, stumping or run out) to surge ahead of table topper Russell. A mere 33 runs may also hand him the Orange Cap for being the league’s top scorer.Shikhar Dhawan following his match-winning unbeaten 97 against Kolkata Knight Riders last night has joined teammate Pant in the joint fifth spot, followed by MS Dhoni in the seventh – 23 points shy of the Delhi Capitals duo.If KKR are placed among the top two teams on the IPL 2019 points table, Russell has been the decisive factor in his team’s remarkable success, pulling off wins from the jaws of defeats to hand the Knights four wins off their seven games so far.However, table topper Chennai’s success is a result of the combined team effort where no single player stands out to be even among the top five in the IPL Moneyball Impact Index. Still, the team continues to be the table topper with six wins from seven outings.Also Read: IPL Moneyball: David Warner’s commercial scorecard across 12 seasonsIPL Moneyball: KL Rahul’s commercial scorecardIPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad’ schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to knowIPL 2019: Kolkata Knight Riders replace injured Nortje with Matt Kelly PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Andre Russell, the Kolkata Knight Riders game changer, has also been the most impactful player of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 with his all-round show in the third week. The Caribbean with his blitzkrieg impactful, game changing knocks and heroics with the ball  has pushed last week’s leader David Warner to the second position.Russell in seven games so far has accumulated 306 runs and taken six wickets to notch up 369 points in the IPL 2019 Impact Index. Warner with 352 points for his 349 runs and a catch is placed second. As the Australian has played a game less than Russell’s seven so far, he stands a chance to regain his top spot when SunRisers Hyderabad host Delhi Capitals tomorrow (Sunday). Latest Sports News Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attentionlast_img read more


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. 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. Alan Oscroft owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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 Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. This FTSE 100 stock has soared since 2020. Here’s what I’d do now Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. As I write these words, Flutter Entertainment (LSE: FLTR) is leading the FTSE 100 with the biggest price rise on the day. The only recent news I can see concerns the use of credit cards. Flutter has suspended their use in the UK for gambling transactions, and will extend that to Ireland from April. That should help rein-in problem gambling, and hopefully make the firm look good in the eyes of regulators.Shares in Flutter, previously known as Paddy Power Betfair, are up 4% on the day at the time of writing. That’s twice the gain of second-placed International Consolidated Airlines, up 2%. But daily price movements mean very little to me, so what’s the longer-term picture looking like?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…Over the past 12 months, covering the Covid-19 pandemic period, the Flutter share price has gained 59%. At the same time, the FTSE 100 is down 10.5%. As people can’t go out to pubs to burn through their cash that way, are more and more turning to online gambling to while away the lockdown hours? It does seem likely.Long-term horizonBut even a 12-month share price movement means little in the greater scheme of things. And those investing for the long term to fund their retirements, like me, will surely be looking at five-year and 10-year horizons and beyond. Flutter shares are up 137% since early 2020. And, over the past decade, they have soared by more than 500%. Will that happen again? Should I stash Flutter shares in my ISA today?It’s the kind of growth I expect to see with small-cap hot growth stocks. But for a FTSE 100 share with a market capitalisation of £25bn, well, let’s just say it’s not an everyday occurrence.But the past is not what counts when it comes to investing in shares. What I’m interested in is the future, and that’s a lot harder to predict. So what’s the valuation looking like?Analysts are expecting earnings growth for Flutter this year. But we’re looking at P/E multiples of around 40. That’s close to three times the FTSE 100’s long-term average (which is closer to 14). Sometimes a growth stock genuinely warrants a premium rating like that. I currently hold Boohoo shares, for example, and they’ve often far exceeded Flutter’s P/E levels. But it’s rare for a FTSE 100 stock to sustain such a high valuation.FTSE 100 growth prospectsThe real question is about Flutter’s long-term growth prospects. The company is in its early days of expansion into the USA. And I do think there are some tasty opportunities there. So on the one hand, I’m drawn by what I see as a genuine long-term growth stock.But my big problem is the current Flutter share price valuation. The market, I think, is valuing Flutter too heavily on its short-term performance. And that has been boosted by the pandemic lockdown. What will happen when we’re all free again? I expect a fair bit of cash will be diverted away from gambling and back towards drinking and other social activities.Flutter Entertainment might appeal to younger investors with more appetite for risk. And it might have appealed to a younger me too. But the older me is saving the investment cash for stocks I see as less risky. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Monday, 22nd February, 2021 | More on: FLTR FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgelast_img read more


first_imgSave this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 27 Share Elliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly ArchitectSave this projectSaveElliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly Architect Architects: Christopher Polly Architect Area Area of this architecture project Australia CopyAbout this officeChristopher Polly ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasSydneyHouses3D ModelingAustraliaPublished on April 12, 2012Cite: “Elliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly Architect” 12 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. The project simply and directly extrapolates existing formal qualities in plan and section, with extension of key existing materials and finishes to retain some memory of its previous incarnation – while providing a significantly expanded series of connected interior volumes that harness access to sunlight, ventilation and views of tree canopies, sky and district beyond. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedThe design strategy entails: 1. The insertion of a ground floor open plan kitchen, dining and living volume generated by extension of the existing envelope and ceiling and floor levels to an averaged plan footprint of a former lean-to, followed by a rear first floor addition that extrudes the previous floor plate and gable-ended pitched roof form over the new ground floor spaces. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe retention of the cathedral volume within the new first floor room arrangement and extrapolation of the first floor raked ceiling-to-wall datum that scribes the alignment of all heights wrapped around this volume, delicately bridged to raked ceiling lines by lightweight translucent polycarbonate – with an open stair and large sculpted void that vertically expands the relationship between two previously unrelated floors. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanFine steel plate elements contrast an age-old weatherboard cladding profile and large expanses of shallow pocket fixed glass and western red cedar externally sliding doors & pivoting windows offer varying degrees of openness and enclosure. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanA centrally located ground floor service core accommodates an enlarged bathroom, laundry and storage, enabling direct connection of living spaces to clearly defined landscaped outdoor spaces, while a first floor bathroom enhances amenity to two added bedrooms. The plan arrangement reflects modern patterns of use by the provision of two living spaces to enable vital separation of adult and children functions. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe rear open plan volume provides a ‘day’ space for meals preparation, eating and expansive enjoyment of the rear garden, while the upper living room provides an ‘evening’ space for watching TV, reading and separation from utilities. A third first floor bedroom provides flexibility for future use as a study. Save this picture!1st floor planSurrendered floor space enables delight in a sculpted expanded stair void and cantilevered balcony. Inexpensive gloss opalescent polycarbonate reflects & transmits light by day while enabling a lantern-like quality of spaces by night to emphasise the volumetric expansiveness of first floor interior forms. Recycled Blackbutt flooring stitch old and new ground floor zones, economical LVL frames a recycled Blackbutt lined stair, while walnut stain over extended existing pine flooring enriches the first floor. Save this picture!ground floor planSignificant parts of the of the existing structure were consciously retained to reduce its carbon input. Use was made of recycled Blackbutt timber externally and internally; high-performance glazing to reduce heat loads; external retractable blind to control northern solar access and heat gain; substantial wall and ceiling thermal insulation; energy efficient lights & appliances and water-saving fittings.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessLiantang/Heung Yuen Wai Boundary Control Point Passager / WAU StudioArticlesYenikapı Transfer Point and Archaeo-park Area / MecanooArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/225366/elliott-ripper-house-christopher-polly-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/225366/elliott-ripper-house-christopher-polly-architect Clipboard “COPY” Houses Area:  161 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Elliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly Architect Photographs “COPY” Projects 2011 CopyHouses•Sydney, Australialast_img read more


first_imgThe following is a reprint of an April 16, 2008, commentary from the youth group Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST) on the eve of the April 19, 2008, march and rally in Philadelphia to demand the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal.There is a man in the state of Pennsylvania who has a street in France named after him. That man is Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist and ex-member of the Black Panther Party — an organization classified as “terrorist” by the U.S. government. A former Black Panther, Mumia is now in his 26th year on Pennsylvania’s death row.Mumia is a hero to Black youth and all people seeking liberation. The “voice of the voiceless,” he chronicles the legacies of people’s struggles worldwide. One of the greatest threats to U.S. imperialism is the uprising of “young Mumias” from the streets of Philadelphia to the streets of Paris.At the age of 15, Mumia joined the Black Panther Party in Philadelphia, one of the most racist and repressive cities in the country. He became the lieutenant of information for the Philadelphia chapter and later worked with the New York and Oakland chapters. Mumia performed a variety of duties, ranging from selling the Black Panther newspaper to armed security duty.With his fellow Panthers, Mumia was a leader in the Black Liberation struggle of the late 1960s and earlier 1970s, which was demanding the right of Black people to self-determination, self-defense and, ultimately, complete liberation.Since his time in the BPP, Mumia has dedicated his life to the education and liberation of Black people in the U.S. and across the world. He is a journalist and was integral in calling media attention to the attacks of the Philadelphia Police Department on local Black Panthers and the MOVE organization, including the 1985 bombing of the MOVE compound. In that act of state terrorism, 11 Black people died, including four children.Is this man not a hero? Is Mumia not a freedom fighter? Why are there no holidays for him and other leaders of the Black Liberation struggle? Did he not dedicate his life to the liberation of the most oppressed?In history, the word “hero” has been used to define a variety of people. The men considered to be the “founding fathers” of the United States are often referred to as heroes, but it is undisputed that these men were active in racist institutions, including slavery.George Washington owned slaves and at one point had teeth removed from the mouths of slaves in order to have them implanted in his own jaw. Thomas Jefferson raped Sally Hemings, a teenage slave he owned, said to be his wife’s half sister. In 1858, Abraham Lincoln, the man credited with emancipating Black people from slavery, stated the following: “While they [Black people and white people] do remain together there must be a position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.”These three men, along with many other wealthy white men in U.S. history, have been labeled heroes. Youth and students across the country are taught daily that they are the type of people we should celebrate. Their histories of racism, sexism, capitalism and heterosexism are covered up and the mass murder and displacement they are responsible for is called the establishment of the United States.But those are the oppressor’s heroes. Who are ours? Who are the heroes of people of color, women, lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer folks and the working masses? One of them is definitely Mumia Abu-Jamal.In 1981, Mumia was framed for the murder of Daniel Faulkner and sentenced to execution. The U.S. government, the Fraternal Order of Police and the racist mainstream media have waged a campaign against Mumia for 27 years, portraying him as a terrorist and a murderer. But the people’s struggle has kept him alive.The negative portrayal of Mumia and the Black Liberation movement as a whole is an aspect of the overall war against Black people, specifically Black youth. Like the omission from the history books of the 1935 Wiley College debate team, recently portrayed in the film “The Great Debaters,” the criminalization of Mumia is a deliberate attempt to erase the contributions of Blacks in the United States.Combined with disproportionate military recruitment and incarceration, as well as the blatant murders of Black youth by the state, the eradication of Black Liberation history is a strategic tool in the oppression of Black people. Cases like the Jena 6, the Jersey 4, the state murders of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, as well as the case of John White, are all a part of the attack on Black people and our basic human right to self-defense. One must ask: Why is it that when people of color are forced to defend ourselves, it is considered by the state to be an unheroic, criminal act?The Black Panther Party of the 1960s and 1970s and Mumia Abu-Jamal are our heroes and revolutionaries. They are the leaders of our national liberation. We as youth, especially Black youth, see the BPP as proof of Black agency in history, in opposition to the education we receive that portrays Black people as a historically passive people.Though many of us can name Mumia as our hero, there are far too many of us who have no idea who he is and what he has contributed to human history. It is a product of the state’s attempted eradication of all liberation movements fighting against U.S. imperialism, specifically those led by people of color.In the words of Mumia: “I’m fighting every day, not just for my freedom, not just for my liberation, but for all of our liberation. Unabashedly I’ll fight for revolution because I think revolution is our only solution. I’m not shy about using that word.”Mumia: father, grandfather, journalist, freedom fighter, visionary, revolutionary. Mumia is not just a hero but a flame-sparker and we are the Inheritors of the Fire.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgHome Energy Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for January 13, 2016Next articleThe Next Big Thing is Very Small Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 12, 2017 Corn ethanol achieves a 43 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when compared to the 2005 baseline for gasoline, according to a new analysis released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Based on current trends in crop production and ethanol production efficiency, the study projected that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction in GHG emissions compared to the gasoline baseline. The study was conducted by ICF International.Today’s announcement reaffirms the importance of ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, said National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock, a farmer from Stratford, Texas.“Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard are a true American success story. Corn farmers and ethanol producers are using less energy than ever before to produce cost-effective, clean and renewable fuel for consumers across the country and around the world. Today, USDA has reaffirmed what we already know: ethanol does more than just save consumers money at the gas pump, it’s also better for the environment.”The report also demonstrates the added GHG benefits of on-farm conservation practices including reduced tillage, nitrogen stewardship and cover crops-the same practices promoted by NCGA’s Soil Health Partnership Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissionslast_img read more


first_imgHomepage BannerNews Update: Fire at Bridgend Industrial unit extinguished after fire fighters spend hours at the scene Previous articleAnother arrest in connection with offences committed at Peggy O’Hara’s funeralNext articlePayne cleared to resume training News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Several fire appliances from each side of the border were deployed earlier this afternoon to combat a blaze at an industrial unit in Bridgend.The call was received at approximately 12.40pm this afternoon and the incident continued for the past number of hours as fire fighters from both the Donegal and Foyle fire service successfully put out the fire.No injuries have reported.It’s believed the fire happened in a vacant unit but the extent of damage to other premises in the area is not yet known.Local Councillor Jack Murray has been speaking to fire fighters on the ground:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/jackm530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+ Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath By News Highland – October 6, 2015 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Google+ Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Directions For Feeding Of Street Dogs In Residential Colony In Delhi Srishti Ojha27 Feb 2021 7:03 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued directions in an ongoing dispute regarding feeding of street dogs in residential colonies. A single Bench of Justice Pratibha Singh has issued the directions in a petition filed by three animal lovers, who give care to and feed the street dogs in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, against the Residents Welfare Association for creating hindrances in feeding the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued directions in an ongoing dispute regarding feeding of street dogs in residential colonies. A single Bench of Justice Pratibha Singh has issued the directions in a petition filed by three animal lovers, who give care to and feed the street dogs in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, against the Residents Welfare Association for creating hindrances in feeding the street dogs as also in taking care of them. The High Court has directed the parties involved in the case, including the Animal Welfare Board of India, Petitioners, office bearers of the Residents Welfare Association to identify a spot to be used for the purpose of feeding and taking care of street dogs etc. Once the spot is decided, the dogs are to be fed only on that spot and no hindrance is to be created in doing the same. During the hearing before the Delhi High Court, Advocate Abhik Chimni appearing for the Petitioners submitted that whenever the Petitioners try to feed the street dogs, enormous resistance is caused by the local residents and various complaints and messages, have also been exchanged between the parties. Advocate S.K. Pandey, appearing for the Residents Welfare Association submitted that an according to a 2009 order of the Delhi High Court in the case of Citizen for the welfare and protection of Animals and Anr. v. State and Anr, a specified spot is to be identified by the parties and the street dogs are to be fed by the Petitioners in those identified sites. The Court observed that through its order in 2009 in the case Citizen for the Welfare and protection of Animals and Anr. v. State, the court had clearly given directions to the Animal Welfare Board of India, in consultation with the Resident Welfare Associations, to identify suitable spots and sites in the colonies for the feeding of street dogs. In its order, the Court had stated that in each colony of Delhi, AWBI would identify, in consultation with Residents Welfare Association, Area SHO and the Animal Welfare Organization working in that area, the spots or sites e most suitable for the purpose of feeding dogs. The purpose of feeding dogs is to keep them confined to a particular place, so as to subject them to sterilization, vaccination and re-vaccination, as the vaccination does not last more than one year. The Animal Welfare Board was directed to identify suitable sites in the colonies, subject matter of the case, within four weeks and to cover as many more colonies as it can during that period. The Delhi Police in the meantime was asked to ensure that no harm was caused to the volunteers of Animal Welfare Organizations feeding dogs in these localities provided that they feed them only during hours to be specified by Animal Welfare Board. The Court had added that as soon as suitable sites for feeding the 41 dogs were identified, these organizations would feed dogs only on those identified sites and at hours specified by Animal Welfare Board. The High Court in the present case observed that even after directions were issued in the 2009 order, that there has been no consensus in identifying the suitable spot and the Residents Welfare Association has apprehensions since children and senior residents also roam around in the open area of the block, for their own recreation. The Residents of the area also have grave concerns towards the safety of the children and others who live in the area, and therefore the residents and the members of the RWA and the Petitioners have to act in harmony with each other and not in a manner which will lead to unpleasant circumstances in the colony. The High Court has therefore asked the Animal Welfare Board of India to hold a meeting in Vasant Kunj on 8th March with the Petitioners and RWA office bearers and the residents and identify a spot, which is not used by children, senior citizens and other residents, to be used for the purpose of feeding and taking care of street dogs etc. The Court has directed the Petitioners to feed and take care of the street dogs at that particular decided spot, and no hindrance is to be caused to the Petitioners in carrying out any activities in respect of the street dogs at the said spot. The SHO of area concerned has also been asked to be present at the meeting between the RWA, Petitioners and representatives of AWBI and ensure that peace and harmony is maintained amongst the residents of the area so that no harassment is caused to the Petitioners by RWA and vice versaClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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