GC appoints managers to lead National Lottery tender

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lottery GC appoints managers to lead National Lottery tender The GB Gambling Commission has appointed a pair of executives to oversee the tender process to award the fourth National Lottery licence, with investment bank Rothschild & Co also named lead financial advisor. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The GB Gambling Commission has appointed a pair of executives to oversee the tender process to award the fourth National Lottery licence, with investment bank Rothschild & Co also named lead financial advisor.Existing National Lottery operator Camelot’s licence expires in 2023, and the Gambling Commission, the body responsible for designing and managing the tender, has been working on the process since November 2018.It is set to launch early in 2020, and will be led by John Tanner, who will serve as executive director and senior responsible officer (SRO). Tanner joins from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, where he has managed a number of high-profile programmes and projects.“I’m delighted to be leading the team that is working on this vitally important project,” Tanner said. “We have already set firm foundations for the competition and I am looking forward to working with prospective bidders, stakeholders and all the members of our team as we build on those foundations to prepare for the formal launch of the competition at the end of March next year.”Tanner will be supported by Andrew Wilson, who has been named commercial director for the tender process. In this role Wilson also work closely with the team of project’s advisors to ensure a fair and competitive process for bidders.“The National Lottery is a national asset,” Neil McArthur, the chief executive of the Gambling Commission, said. “We want to build on the tremendous success of the National Lottery and we are determined to run a fair and transparent competition process that maximises the opportunities for innovation and creativity whilst protecting the special status of the National Lottery.”Financial services giant Rothschild & Co will also assist the Gambling Commission in the tender process, serving as lead financial advisors. “The National Lottery is one of the largest and most successful lotteries globally and is of significant national importance,” Edward Duckett, managing director at Rothschild & Co said. “The competition for the 4th National Lottery licence is one which has the potential to generate interest from a wide range of national and international operators. We are delighted to have been entrusted by the Gambling Commission as their lead adviser to assist in delivering a successful competition for the fourth licence.”Camelot has operated the lottery since its founding, winning tenders in 1994, 2001 and 2007, and having its deal extended in 2012. During the fiscal year ending on 31 March 2019, Camelot reported a 4% increase in sales to £7.21bn for the financial year ending on 31 March 2019, including record digital revenues.The market engagement work undertaken so far has also included consulting with interested parties about key policy themes that will inform the design of the next licence. At the launch of the bidding process, McArthur said he hoped to see a focus on technological innovation during this bidding cycle.Ernst & Young will also support the process, advising on the commercial and competition design, while Deloitte will support the policy development and licence design and Hogan Lovell will act as the Commission’s external legal advisors.center_img Topics: Lottery 23rd July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgPuma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Puma Energy Zambia Plc (PUMA.zm)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePuma Energy Zambia Plc markets and distributes petroleum products and lubricants in Zambia; ensuring a secure, safe and affordable supply to the following sectors: business-to-business, retail, lubricant, aviation, bitumen, liquefied petroleum gas, storage, supply, bunkering, wholesale, marine systems and refining. It also owns 53 service stations, located in the main towns and cities of Zambia. Puma Energy Zambia is a subsidiary of Puma Energy International BV; a global energy business with integrated midstream and downstream operations in 50 countries across five continents. The Puma brand was created in Argentina in 1929 and founded to transport and market crude oil and its by-products. The energy company has undergone exceptional growth and now boasts an international footprint that includes the Americas, Africa, Europe and Middle East/Asia Pacific. Puma Energy Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgLetlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letlole La Rona Limited (LETL.bw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetlole La Rona Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a real estate development and management company that owns and operates commercial and industrial properties in Botswana which includes hotels, warehouses and factories. The focus of the company property portfolio is on industrial properties. Letlole La Rona Limited has thirteen industrial properties in its portfolio; as well as Moedi House which is a commercial property; Shoppers which is retail property; Red Square which is a residential development; and four hospitality properties which are Bosele Hotel, President Hotel, Cresta Lodge and Thapama Lodge. Letlole La Rona Limited is a subsidiary of Botswana Development Corporation Limited.last_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

For big share dividends, I’m looking to buy into these 12 FTSE 100 giants!

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. Cliffdarcy owns shares in GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, HSBC Holdings, and Unilever. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Last week, I wrote about how UK share dividends slumped in 2020, crashing by a massive £50.7bn. After Covid-19 restrictions arrived last March, many companies decided to cut, cancel or suspend their shareholder payouts. However, with mass vaccinations under way and lockdowns to be relaxed eventually, company earnings may rebound. A number of FTSE 100 heavyweights should return to paying regular dividends. And that’s good news for dividend investors and lovers of passive income like me.Share dividends to recover in 2021?I’m very hopeful that UK share dividends will bounce back this year, not least because I have a windfall to invest. In a couple of months, I will put another £300,000+ in cash to work in our family portfolio. I hope for this lump sum to generate an annual passive income of £12,000+. That’s a modest income yield of 4% a year — something that can be generated by high-yielding FTSE 100 shares. And with investment firm A J Bell predicting total UK dividends of £70.8bn this year, I want to grab my fair share for my family.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…The biggest dividends come from the largest businessesNot every UK-listed company pays dividends. In fact, most don’t and instead reinvest their profits into growth. As a result, UK share dividends are extremely concentrated, with the lion’s share being paid by a handful of global giants. In fact, more than half of this year’s dividends will come from just 12 Footsie heavyweights.Right now, I’m worried that US stocks are in a bubble phase, making them too expensive for me. I’ve decided to reduce my portfolio risk by investing heavily in boring, reliable British businesses. Ideally, I’m on the lookout for lowly rated UK stocks that pay generous share dividends.The 12 Goliaths of the FTSE 100With warning signs of investor mania and market madness emerging, I prefer to invest in businesses that I think should be able to ride out any storm. For example, these 12 FTSE 100 firms all have market values above £40bn, making them among the biggest payers of UK share dividends. I’ve also added the forecast 2020 dividend for each share.Company | Market value | 2020 forecast dividendRoyal Dutch Shell |£109.3bn | £4.2bnUnilever |£105.3bn | £3.9bnAstraZeneca £96.3bn | £2.8bnHSBC Holdings | £87.1bn | £1.3bnRio Tinto | £78.1bn | £4.0bnDiageo | £71.2bn | £1.6bnGlaxoSmithKline | £64.0bn | £4.0bnBritish American Tobacco | £63.1bn | £4.9bnBP | £56.6bn | £4.4bnBHP Group | £47.7bn | £1.9bnLondon Stock Exchange Group | £46.0bn | £0.3bnReckitt Benckiser Group | £44.9bn | £1.2bnI want my share of 2021’s share dividendsThe total market value of these dozen giants comes to just short of £870bn. That’s close to half of the market capitalisation of the FTSE 100. And these 12 stocks’ combined cash dividends for 2020 come to a whopping £34.5bn. That’s close to half of all the dividends expected to be paid by Footsie firms for that year.As a value investor seeking bumper dividends, I’m attracted to these dividend dynamos. Who wouldn’t want to share in almost £3bn a month of regular cash payments? That’s why my future focus will be on investing in several of these. This should help me to generate a passive income. And I’ll be making full use of tax-free Stocks and Shares ISAs and pensions to capture these bumper dividends.Bit I always remember that company dividends aren’t guaranteed. They can fall or be cancelled without notice, as we gloomily discovered in 2020. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares For big share dividends, I’m looking to buy into these 12 FTSE 100 giants! Enter Your Email Address Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 18th February, 2021 See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

Six Nations analysis: Scotland’s slick back-play

first_img It may not come as consolation to Scotland fans – in fact, most fiercely nationalistic ones will probably refuse to entertain the notion – but Vern Cotter’s side can be hugely encouraged by how their predicament mirrors that of England 12 months ago.A year back, Chris Robshaw and co. suffered a single-score reverse in Paris after playing a great deal of attractive attacking rugby, only to be somewhat suffocated at the breakdown. Concentration lapses cost them and a gut-wrenching defeat ensued.However, they rallied admirably and earned a return of four wins. It will not be easy – especially in light of next month’s trip to Twickenham – but there is absolutely no reason why Scotland cannot aim for something similar.In parts, their performance at the Stade de France encompassed some of the slickest back play over the opening Six Nations weekend despite going down 15-8. Here are some facets to build on when Wales arrive in Edinburgh on Sunday.Russell’s reactions Clermont‘s Camille Lopez was the subject of many column inches in the lead-up to last weekend, and preposterously won the official man-of-the-match award from French broadcasters. However, Finn Russell more than held his own, demonstrating assertive awareness throughout.His first contribution, a gorgeous clip into touch via a skim of the playing surface, set the tone nicely:The Glasgow Warrior then went about introducing himself as a gain-line threat, this half-break so nearly slicing open France minutes later:Scanning is the key here. As Russell receives the pass from Greig Laidlaw, he sees tight-five forwards standing in the defensive line and takes them on.Calling blindside wing Tim Visser onto his left, he keeps the ball in two hands, therefore sewing seeds of indecision in the minds of Philippe Saint-André‘s men.Watch how flat-footed Yoann Maestri is, watching Visser (who incidentally loses his footing anyway) as Russell bypasses him:A closer look at the moment the line is broken gives an idea of Russell’s physical attributes. Pascal Papé only just shackles him:Most refreshing about Russell’s approach, which was also in plain view during Glasgow’s recent defeat to Bath, is his constant willing to take on opponents.With Scotland a score behind as the clock headed into the final five minutes, this chip-and-chase almost created something spectacular from a loose ball in his own 22:Russell will be an integral figure at Murrayfield. While flashes of off-the-cuff brilliance may prove pivotal though, his powers of organisation and decision-making are more important.Dunbar and Bennett set the structureMidfield mates and fellow Warriors Alex Dunbar and Mark Bennett have started this tournament in an extremely influential mood, and their combination on 25 minutes offered a great insight into Scotland‘s set-up:But while Dunbar’s flat cut-out pass and Bennett’s pacey outside arc are impressive, the entire attack merits a second look. First, watch a screenshot from previous phase.As Ross Ford prepares to catch at first-receiver, Dunbar is already thinking one ruck ahead, manoeuvring Rob Harley, John Beattie and Blair Cowan in a primary wave 20 metres infield:In a movement used almost universally in world rugby now, the ball eventually comes wide via this pod of forwards.Russell hits Beattie, who keeps the French defenders honest before finding Dunbar behind him. The inside centre can then distribute wider, where Dougie Fife is calling for the ball. Three intelligent, accurate passes have given Scotland an outside edge: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Packing a punch: Stuart Hogg inspired Scotland from full-back A different pattern created the initial momentum for the only try of the game:Again Dunbar and Bennett are the most prominent protagonists, but more striking is how Scotland cut France apart with a neatly-executed team movement.This time, we see a simple slice, loosehead prop Alasdair Dickinson hitting a hard line as Dunbar slides in behind to take Russell’s pass:Dickinson cuts off Papé isolates Lopez and presents him with a quandary – shoot out or stay soft and shepherd Dunbar towards touch. He opts for the former:Dunbar shifts the ball on too quickly and only excellent scrambling from the hosts stops a try. In the same movement though, the red wall was breached:Hogging the limelightOne man who owes his nation a decent display on Sunday is Stuart Hogg. Last season’s contest in Cardiff against Wales will forever conjure painful memories for the full-back, a rush of blood and a red card helping bring about a 51-3 thrashing for Scotland.Luckily, he seems in the right form to redeem himself. His opening salvo was this searing break:Like Russell before him, this comes about from a classic mis-match as Hogg spies tighthead prop Rabah Slimani and Maestri:Another clean break followed soon afterwards, this time from deeper as Lopez cleared deep:In many ways, this is a copybook counter-attack. Beattie claims and wastes no time in moving the ball infield, from where Hogg can assess his options.Identifying retreating Scotland teammates, Hogg heads off in their direction to capitalise on the confusion. Again, Dickinson (circled) is very clever in blocking a would-be tackler and his full-back can bend round to manufacture a two on-one with Visser opposite Yoann Huget:Close to the breakdown and from deep then, Wales must be wary of Hogg. But he is also a handful in and outside the outside centre channel. Here, Scotland have front-foot ball from a strong Dunbar surge:Visser is set clear with a sublime through-the-legs pass. The ball went loose in the next contact, but it is worth another look – if only for how non-plussed Huget must have felt:Not all of Scotland’s back play was flawless, of course. This last attack ended their challenge on a damp squib as Visser and Bennett could not link up to take advantage of some more promising play from Russell: Even so, Wales are in for a very tough time. If they hesitate or err in defence, Scotland will have a field day out wide. We are in for a hugely intriguing afternoon. While Scotland began their Six Nations with a 15-8 loss to France, their attacking approach was eye-catching. We analyse where they will look to hurt Wales on Sunday.last_img read more

Hous*e L / re:a.c.t

first_img “COPY” Serbia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804330/hous-star-e-l-re-t Clipboard Photographs:  Relja Ivanić Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/804330/hous-star-e-l-re-t Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: re:a.c.t Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsArchitect In Charge:Grozdana Sisovic, Dejan MilanovicCity:ValjevoCountry:SerbiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. The school of the Serbian language and culture, with a hostel, is located in Valjevo, a small city in the west of Serbia. The object is situated on one of the hills of the wider city center, among the private houses of a similar or smaller volume. In order to meet the clients’ needs for diverse space types and also in order to adequately correspond to the surrounding ambience, the architecture of the object is designed as a quiet neighbor, who also uses all the benefits of the location in order to realize different spatial qualities. Save this picture!© Relja IvanićA narrow and sloped lot with an outstanding view towards the cityscape, as well as the mixed function of the object, were the main motives for the architectural and spatial concept. The two different, but complementary, functions of the building are organized in the overlapping sequences of the different types of spaces and ambiances. The overall character of the building is open and inviting, aiming to include the city in the life of the school and its activities. Despite this openness, the intimate corners and the quiet common areas are also integrated into a rich, but yet very simple, spatial scheme.Save this picture!Axonometric DiagramThe winded and branched communication line, from the entrance point to the flat roofs or to the hidden backyard, and the series of micro-ambiences with different functions (an open classroom with the stand, a courtyard under vines at the lowest level and so on) were the goals to achieve by shaping the form divided into two volumes, gathered in a dynamic composition by virtue of rotation and elevation, and the carefully placed openings and connections.Save this picture!© Relja IvanićThe school object is designed to house a private language school, known for its successful and well-visited summer courses, which gather mainly international students of the Slavic languages. Therefore, the visual contact with the local urban landscape and its surroundings acts not only as one of the visual, but also educational addition to its users’ experience.Save this picture!© Relja IvanićThe main structure of the building is designed as a system made of reinforced concrete wrap – the façade walls, and the full floor slabs in the same material. The interiors of the volumes are designed as open spaces, divided according to the user’s actual needs by light wall partitions or glass panels. The overall selection of the materials and the construction methods, as well as the quality of the finishing works, all correspond to the lower price range of the construction and the local know-how of an average quality. The main architectural goal was to build plural ambiances and meaningful spatial impressions.Product Description:- The frontal, street façade of the building is designed as ventilated façade system using the Swisspearl fiber-cement panels, with movable elements so it gives a changeable frontal elevation to the building.Save this picture!Courtesy of re:a.c.tProject gallerySee allShow lessChicago Grill / Mjölk ArchitektiSelected ProjectsThe Dasavatara Hotel / SJK ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Hous*e L / re:a.c.tSave this projectSaveHous*e L / re:a.c.t Save this picture!© Relja Ivanić+ 14 Share 2015 Area:  658 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Hous*e L / re:a.c.t Year:  Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Savabien doo Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Valjevo, Serbia Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officere:a.c.tOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesValjevoSerbiaPublished on February 11, 2017Cite: “Hous*e L / re:a.c.t” 11 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore 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! 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Hidden Valley Desert House / Wendell Burnette Architects

first_img Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: Wendell Burnette Architects Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineer: Area:  2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Hidden Valley Desert House / Wendell Burnette Architects CopyHouses•Cave Creek, United States General Contractor: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899944/hidden-valley-desert-house-wendell-burnette-architects Clipboard Rudow + Berry Inc Hidden Valley Desert House / Wendell Burnette ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHidden Valley Desert House / Wendell Burnette Architects Lighting Design: Civil Engineer: 2018 Creative Design in Lighting “COPY” Photographs:  Bill Timmerman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Woodward Engineering “COPY”center_img Photographs ArchDaily Wendell Burnette Architects Save this picture!© Bill Timmerman+ 26Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899944/hidden-valley-desert-house-wendell-burnette-architects Clipboard Verge Design Build, Joby Dutton, Mike Alexander Projects Year:  Houses United States Manufacturers: Swisspearl, Ardex, Fleetwood, Gaggenau, Richlite, TSM System Products used in this ProjectPatio FurnitureSwisspearlFiber Cement Design FurnitureMechanical / Plumbing Engineer:Otterbein EngineeringClient:Kim and Keith MeredithPrincipal In Charge Of Design:Wendell BurnetteProject Lead Collaborator:Qianyi YeDesign Team:Rebecca Gillogly, Austin NikkelMechanical Engineer:Otterbein EngineeringPlumbing Engineer:Otterbein EngineeringCity:Cave CreekCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanText description provided by the architects. The Hidden Valley Desert House is a “long pavilion for living” composed of a canopy hovering above a plinth.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanThe south-facing house is precisely sited in the middle of a saguaro-studded knoll just high enough to obtain distant views south to the west Phoenix Valley floor, the Valley’s mountain ranges to the south / southeast, as well as reverse sunsets on the more proximate Continental Mountain to the east. The threshold to this dominant eastern view is a unique confluence of ecology; a teddy bear cholla field growing out of a prominent outcrop of pinkish-red shale stone which is found running along the entire eastern edge of the site. The geology of this rarefied site condition is extended westward into a simple ground-based plinth at an elevation of 2450 feet roughly following the east to west contours of the site.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanSave this picture!Main levelSave this picture!© Bill TimmermanHovering above the plinth is a large shade canopy that embodies the necessary sustenance for this shelter as a home. The thickened canopy will harvest the majority of the energy and some of the water needed for this close to net zero house, as well as housing all mechanicals. The expansive canopy is supported by a dispersed core of mass forms that minimize glass to wall percentage (35/65% respectively) while framing focused views for a range of indoor/outdoor programs north, south, east, and west. The west end/lower level of the plinth is inhabited as a thick cave, while the main level/top of the plinth is open in all directions and, at times, has no discernible distinctions between inside and outside. This plinth level is lived upon as one contiguous space under one continuous canopy that connects the 2000 SF indoor programmed space with 1000 SF of fully programmed/fully shaded outdoor space.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanThe materiality of the plinth is a hybrid economic construction of stepped local concrete masonry walls and an integrally colored concrete deck/slab rendered monolithic w/ a Verati-like plaster as required. The deep mill finish stainless steel canopy fascia screens the photovoltaic solar panels beyond while mirroring the landscape and sky. The underside of the canopy inside and outside is a black theatrical fabric scrim that creates a continuous feeling of deep soft shade while subtly screening the conventional gang-nail wood truss roof structure and black-fabric-faced R-38 sound/thermal batt insulation above. The central and dispersed cores are finished w/ similar “shadow reflective finishes” of cold-rolled mill finish steel, ebonized sustainable MDF (Medite), three different dark finishes of highly sustainable resin-infused paper (Richlite), as well as an integral color purple-black Wabi-Sabi stucco w/ vermiculite. The shadow cores meld with the underside of the canopy while housing a diverse range of smaller programs that free up the space within, without and between.Save this picture!Iso DiagramFor our clients this house was about purging/simplifying their life and also about an indoor/outdoor house for their Birds, Koi, Rhodesian Ridgebacks and one cat and their very specific way of living.Save this picture!© Bill TimmermanProject gallerySee allShow lessCities are Avoiding Hosting the Olympics. They Shouldn’t.ArticlesPeruvian University Students Win World Architecture Festival’s Inaugural ‘Water Rese…Architecture News Share SSE Electrical Engineer: Interior Design: CopyAbout this officeWendell Burnette ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCave CreekUnited StatesPublished on August 16, 2018Cite: “Hidden Valley Desert House / Wendell Burnette Architects” 16 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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IPPR calls for payments or credits to enable low paid to volunteer

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis IPPR calls for payments or credits to enable low paid to volunteer  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Volunteering is still too often a luxury enjoyed by those who can afford to take time out of work according to the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr). A new report by the ippr launched today argues that many people on low incomes are unable to reap the benefits that volunteering can bring. To enable a wider range of social groups to participate payments or credits for community work should be used more widely.ippr Research Fellow Will Paxton said: “We are not saying that all volunteering should be paid. However, it shouldn’t always be seen as a financially unrewarded activity. In many instances we want to see innovative thinking about the use of credits, and possibly even direct financial payments to enable people from all financial backgrounds to experience the personal development benefits of volunteering. Advertisement “A more innovative approach to rewarding volunteering would also help the government to achieve their goal of wider civic renewal. Although many charities already pay volunteers’ expenses, more substantial recompense is required to attract the hardest-to-reach groups. Volunteering will only become a genuinely inclusive and empowering activity if we challenge the traditional perceptions of it as necessarily unpaid.” The report Any volunteers for the good society? Volunteering and civic renewal contains a foreward by the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP in which he backs the importance of volunteering.The report’s recommendations include:greater secured funding for existing volunteering infrastructure and for the expansion of locally administered funds, such as the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit’s Community Chest and community foundations, rather than big spending on ‘dragnet’ style recruitment drives.honoraria payments for volunteers helping to turn their area around in local regeneration efforts like those sitting on Local Strategic Partnerships.introduction of a US-style ‘Work-Study’ programme whereby access to higher education is promoted by financial aid for students prepared to work in important community and voluntary sector positions. One specific option under such a scheme would be for students to receive financial aid in return for working as teaching assistants.an Experience Year programme offering financial aid for students in higher and further education willing to spend a gap year undertaking community service.financial credits for voluntary activity undertaken to contribute towards assets accumulated through new policies intended to encourage saving.expansion of time-bank schemes, which offer credits in the form of future services for those who volunteer in their community. Howard Lake | 9 September 2002 | News 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

Fogelson Honors Forum looks to the future of higher education

first_imgTwitter Kennedy Stadler printThe future of higher education and how curriculums can become outdated were the focus of the Fogelson Honors Forum Wednesday.Cathy Davidson, author of The New Education, professor at the graduate center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and founding director of the Futures Initiative, headlined the forum and challenged those in attendance to be innovative in ways to revolutionize the university. “We cannot change structural inequality with just good will,” Davidson said. “We need to design new structures where everybody can be represented, where everybody can improve, and where people believe in equality and its potential.”Davidson talked about many models around the country that are actively trying to change higher education, ranging from Hampshire College’s decision to no longer require SAT and ACT scores to the restructuring of the history department at Yale University despite its premier national ranking. Hampshire’s risk led to a 21% increase in diversity and for the first time since 2000, history is the number one major at Yale.Yale made the choice to let graduating history students have an input in the curriculum for incoming history students, which allowed progressive thinking to generate within the department, said Davidson. Curriculums can become outdated fast for a variety of reasons and can often lack the very message that is echoed in universities mission statements, said Davidson. This consequently leads to a drop off in participation and contribution to higher education as a whole, said Davidson. “Change happens when you make change,” Davidson said. “If you find out you can do something and it works, it will embolden you to find something bigger.” John V. Roach Honors College student Marlee Motley said that she agreed with Davidson on the importance of change in higher education, no matter how small. “The idea of getting away from the top down approach and that everybody has a voice, I really liked that,” Motley said. Davidson told the audience that change begins with each of us and that TCU is in the conversation of creating the change needed to propel higher education forward. Davidson encouraged those in attendance to ask or tweet her @CathyNDavidson with any questions pertaining to issues brought up in the forum or in her book, The New Education. The first 200 guests in attendance received a free copy of her book as well a complimentary John V. Roach Honors College bag. Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor Facebook Facebook Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play Previous articleWhat we’re reading: Bombs, Trump and TweetsNext article‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ promotes domestic violence awareness Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ + posts Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ ReddIt Twitter Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling. Linkedin Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/last_img read more