Italy iGaming Dashboard: January 2020

first_img28th January 2020 | By Stephen Carter Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter December saw Italy’s market shrug off the country’s gambling advertising ban to end 2019 on a high, setting new monthly revenue records for igaming, sports betting, casino and bingo Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Slots Italy iGaming Dashboard: January 2020 Italy’s market shrugged off the country’s gambling advertising ban to end 2019 on a high, setting new monthly revenue records for igaming, sports betting, casino and bingo in December.Italian-licensed operators generated €192.91m in GGR across all products in the final month of the year and decade, up 44.4% year-on-year and 31.9% month-on-month, driven by a €91.17m return from sports betting and €85.14m from casino and slots. The sports betting total represented a 93.8% month-on-month increase and a 52.3% uplift on the prior month. Bet365 retained its market share lead, albeit marginally down on its November total, with 13.6%.While the market as a whole showed no obvious ill effects of the national ban on gambling advertising which came into full force from July 2019, Ficom’s Christian Tirabassi told iGB that there had been an impact on operators, “especially the pure online ones where they have registered a general 20% loss of market share in the online betting market”.In slots and casino, up 20.9% year on year and 19.2% month-on-month, PokerStars retained its market share lead with 10.02%, as it did in poker tournaments, with 57.8% of the €7m generated across the month, and 41.2% of the €5.52m of ring game revenues.The share of revenues generated by online casinos other than those operated by the top 15 largest operators however grew to 22.3% from 12.9% the prior month, indicating some fragmentation of market share away from the leading operators but too early to confirm a sustained trend in this direction.Scroll down to see the full interactive datasets.All data and figures are processed by leading European corporate advisory firm Ficom Leisure, a specialist in all segments of the betting and gaming sector. Ficom Leisure also provides monthly figures on the New Jersey online market in the New Jersey iGaming Dashboard and Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania iGaming Dashboard, which are available on iGB North America. It also provides quarterly figures on the Spanish online market in the Spain iGaming Dashboard, on the Danish market in the Denmark iGaming Dashboard, and on the Portuguese market in the Portugal iGaming Dashboard.Photo by Davi Pimentel from Pexels Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy Email Addresslast_img read more

Zeco Holdings Limited ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgZeco Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Zeco Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zeco Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zeco Holdings Limited (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZeco Holdings Limited builds rail wagons and locomotives through its subsidiaries for utilities in Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Kenya. Formerly known as Resco, the company also manufactures roller shutters, electronic garage doors, steel windows and doorframes, burglar bars, filing cabinets and agricultural implements for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector and export to countries in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2008, the company acquired all the assets held by Corbett Holdings (Private) Limited and its operating subsidiaries; Electrical and Mechanical Suppliers and Importers (Private) Limited, Halgor Estate (Private) Limited, FaiT Lux (Private) Limited and Zimplastics (Private) Limited. Zeco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Will the Diageo share price keep climbing?

first_imgWill the Diageo share price keep climbing? Dylan Hood | Thursday, 25th March, 2021 | More on: DGE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Dylan Hood has no position in any shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Dylan Hood I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address The Diageo (LSE: DGE) share price has been up and down since the pandemic started last year. Peaking at 3,500p at the end of 2019, prices dropped as low as 2,400p in March 2020. Share prices are up 500p year-to-date, hovering around the 3,000p mark. Although prices have been shaky throughout the last 12 months, I still believe this stock is poised to climb higher in the future.The backgroundDiageo is the owner of over 200 brands of alcoholic beverages. Some of the most recognisable names include Guinness, Cîroc, Smirnoff and Baileys. But persistent lockdowns have led to the mass closure of the hospitality industry, affecting the FTSE 100 firm. However, Diageo finished the last six months of 2020 with organic sales up 1%. This has largely been due to the increases in household alcohol consumption, with spirit sales up 15% in the UK alone.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…What’s more, the recent announcement of the UK-US whisky tariff suspension has helped drive the Diageo share price up over 5% since the beginning of March. The four-month suspension is in place until a long-term settlement is reached.Although this is good news, reported net sales were still down 4.5% to £6.9bn for the second half of 2020. This was reflected in operating profits, which fell 8.3% to £2.2bn. However, the company did display good cash generation, with free cash flow up from £800m to £1.8bn. This highlights what Chief Executive Ivan Menezes believes to have been a “strong performance in a challenging operating environment”.Current Diageo share priceCompetitors Heineken and Carlsberg also reported decreases in organic revenues of 11.9% and 8.4% respectively. However, Diageo is currently still sitting at a much higher price-to-sales ratio of 6.15 compared to Heineken’s 2.56 and Carlsberg’s 2.44. This begs the question, is the current Diageo share price overvalued?While 2020 definitely hurt the Diageo share price, I still believe that it’s a good stock to buy now. People should still be consuming household beverage brands like Guinness and Smirnoff decades from now. This gives the stock longevity, an attractive quality for investment. The constant acquisition of up-and-coming brands is also attractive to me. For example, George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila operation was bought for £700m in 2017 and saw a 139% increase in sales during the last sixth months of 2020.  The 2.3% dividend yield is also attractive, largely reflecting the slow but steady growth rate of the company. In addition to this, the global easing of pandemic restrictions is only going to boost business. The hospitality business is likely to boom in the next few years and the Diageo share price will benefit from this. However, the alcoholic beverage industry still remains highly regulated. For example, consumption is prohibited in some Indian states, a key market for Diageo. This could also affect long-term growth.But overall, despite the recent struggle, I think the Diageo share price can keep climbing as we move closer to a post-pandemic world. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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New Jersey diocese announces 6 nominees for bishop

first_imgNew Jersey diocese announces 6 nominees for bishop Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Tags Rector Albany, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs January 28, 2013 at 4:35 pm I commend all of the clergy and laity on the search committee for their valiant efforts on bringing our diocese 6 incredible men and women of God. I pray that during this time God continues to search our hearts and help us elect a bishop that will continue to heal our diocese and press onward! Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Elections Director of Music Morristown, NJ center_img Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey] The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey has announced a slate of six nominees to stand for election as the diocese’s 12th bishop.The nominees are:The Rev. David Anderson, 56, rector of St. Luke’s Parish in Darien, Connecticut;The Rev. Joan Beilstein, 52, rector of Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring, Maryland;The Rev. Allen F. Robinson, 42, rector of St. James’ Church in Baltimore, Maryland;The Rev. Canon Melissa M. Skelton, 61, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Seattle, Washington; and canon for congregational development and leadership of the Diocese of Olympia;The Rev. Canon William Stokes, 55, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Delray Beach, Florida; andThe Rev. Martha Sylvia Ovalle Vásquez, 60, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Walnut Creek, California.Detailed information about the six nominees is available here.A petition process for submitting additional candidates will run until Feb. 27. The petition form is available here.The nominees will participate in a visit to the diocese April 22-24, during which time they will meet with clergy and lay people of the diocese.The bishop election will take place on May 4 and the ordination is scheduled for Nov. 2.The 12th bishop will succeed the Rt. Rev. George Edward Councell who has served as the diocese’s 11th bishop since 2003. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate Diocese of Nebraska 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Comments (1) Brandon K. Jones says: Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Posted Jan 28, 2013 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH 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 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Lolo Lui’s smashing tackle at the Hong Kong Sevens

first_imgSaturday Mar 26, 2011 Lolo Lui’s smashing tackle at the Hong Kong Sevens The Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens kicked off this weekend amidst much fanfare as the biggest rugby spectacle in the region continues to impress and entertain locals and visitors alike. While Sevens may not be everyone’s cup of tea, there’s no doubting the skill factor on show and as has been said before on here, many top Test playing starts made their name in the shortened version of our wonderful game. As you’ll see in this clip, Samoan Lolo Lui shows that skill and speed isn’t the only aspect of Sevens that makes it worth watching. He absolutely smashed his Tongan counterpart in their closely fought 24-17 win over their pacific rivals in Pool C. Incidentally Lolo Lui was suspended recently after kicking England player John Brake in the head at the Wellington Sevens. If anyone is interested in seeing that clip, I’ll try get it posted sometime soon. Samoa are through to the Cup Quarter Finals, where they will face Australia. They got their with wins over Mexico, Scotland, and Tonga. This clip, from the IRB, also includes footage of two neat tries from the Japan vs England match. Both of them came from nicely executed cross-field kicks. We’ll have more of the best from the Hong Kong Sevens soon. If you watch the games and spot anything you think is worth posting here, please feel free to let us know. Time: 01:33 Note: Keep up to date with the tournament at ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Alda + 20 Share Photographs 2011 Houses ArchDaily Playa Vida Residence / Casis ArchitectsSave this projectSavePlaya Vida Residence / Casis Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCasis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingCoronadoHousesPanamaPublished on February 15, 2014Cite: “Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects” 15 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses, Housing•Coronado, Panama photographs:  Fernando Alda Photographs:  Fernando Alda Development:Luis Cedeño, Carlos De LeonSurface:Property 3,200m2Architect In Charge:Gonzalo CasisDesign Team:Iván Casís M, Ivan Casis Jr. and Juan Jose CasisCity:CoronadoCountry:PanamaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Alda Recommended ProductsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsEGGERSplashback PanelsKitchen Furniture / CountertopsApavisaSlabs – LinetopPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelWoodEGGERTimberText description provided by the architects. The client’s desire was to develop 4 residences through a simple and efficient language in terms of form and function, which could overcome architectural fashions and last in time. Given these requirements we set off to study the theoretical concepts of “La Idea Construida” of the Spanish architect Alberto Camplo Baeza, to develop the project’s manifesto: Save this picture!Axonometric1.   Understand light and gravity as basic constructive elements.2.   Work with light in each and every different way it presents to us: direct or diffuse, vertical, horizontal and diagonal.3.   Use the always accurate white. It is present in architectural landmarks that have lasted in time: The Parthenon, The Villa Savoye, The Guggenheim by Wright…4.   Understand that construction is not perfect and make it part of the program.5.   Differentiate between essentialism and minimalism. Essential space, not minimum space. Save this picture!© Fernando Alda A playful game of white surfaces and volumes that spread themselves around the project serve as protection and space closings. Luxury and elegance is explored throughout simplicity. The tropical weather is considered as an advantage, using light in different qualities and quantities; it is filtered and controlled, it glides through the stone. A dialogue with gravity is created by means of a conventional and efficient constructive system. Finally, a smooth and serene ambiance is achieved, almost as if it was suspended on time by the light. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards AnnouncedArchitecture NewsCritical Round-Up: ‘Sensing Spaces’ Strikes a Chord With CriticsArchitecture News Share “COPY” Architects: Casis Architects Area Area of this architecture project Playa Vida Residence / Casis Architects Year:  Projects Year:  2011 Area:  2000 m² Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Panamalast_img read more

Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architects

first_imgArchitects: Lee.haan.architects Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Photographs Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard South Korea CopyAbout this officeLee.haan.architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeoulSouth KoreaPublished on June 07, 2017Cite: “Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architects” 07 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalShelvingZeitraumWardrobe – Hide & ParkSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Stone SeriesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – FerroFinestra W20Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – TentChairsInterstuhlConference Chair – Low With CastorsWoodreSAWN TIMBER co.Pre-Weathered Wood CladdingMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?敦实的外观中,流动活泼的空间 Gangnyeonjae 住宅 / Lee.haan.architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” 2016center_img Save this picture!© Joonhwan Yoon+ 29 Share Projects Yeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architectsSave this projectSaveYeonhui-dong Gangnyeonjae / Lee.haan.architects Area:  293 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Joonhwan Yoon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Seoul, South Korea Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Dunn Edwards, Eagon, Red Pebble, VMZINCArchitect In Charge:Hoseok Lee, Boyoung HanCity:SeoulCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joonhwan YoonRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. Since the late 1960s, Yeonhui-dong has been one of the representative residential areas in Seoul for the middle-income class. Looking into the townscape around the site reveals several common characteristics, one of which is the location of the parking lot below the slope on which the house is perched so that a beholder standing at the front road comes to see the high wall taller than one story.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe site is located at the corner of crossroads sloping gently towards the south. At the crossroads are a well site ― which is said to have been used by Hui-bin Jang, a royal concubine to become a queen consort in the mid-Joseon period ― and to the southwest, a small park which may well serve as a signpost for the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonTherefore, we wanted to let the client feel less sense of stuffiness when entering the house at the crossroads which was originally emptied but now filled with this project, by using a different way of placing the house unlike the way used for the neighboring houses.Save this picture!SectionsLocating the parking lot below the slope, placing a linear first-floor mass in the north-south direction on top of the parking platform, and perching another linear mass on the second floor in the east-west direction, we made the house in a T-shaped form open towards the south-western park. Around the corner of crossroads, the front door is located with piloti structure through which one can approach the vestibule and the courtyard.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonThe emptied piloti space serves as a buffer space through which one enters the house from outside, opening the view from the inner courtyard to the south-western park and even towards the northen townscape. From the parking lot, one can also walk up to the house in a sheltered condition, while the courtyard is always well-ventilated and opening the landscape of the crossroads.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonOn the second floor, we created an outdoor empty space rather than fill up and increase the inner space. This outdoor space hollowed through the mass enables one to tread on the soil and plant flowers, introducing daylight up to the inner corridor and stairs. Some of the outdoor space is floored with stones on which a family party can occur with the dishes cooked in the adjacent supplementary kitchen.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonTo the north of the site, the main room is located in a sunken level. The small mid-leveled courtyard in front of the main room intermediates the neighborhood road and the inner courtyard, so that the main room seems like an independent annex. There is no additional room above the level, so that the walkers-by on the neighborhood road can feel less sense of imposition from the mass.Save this picture!© Joonhwan YoonProject gallerySee allShow lessCut in Koganecho / PERSIMMON HILLS architectsSelected ProjectsKLANG & CO. Asian Food Depot / PNEU ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Regime OKs discrimination against trans students

first_imgProtests against the Trump regime erupted across the country once again on Feb. 23 in response to the administration’s rollback of protections for transgender students in public schools.A Feb. 22 executive order issued by the Trump-appointed Department of Justice and Department of Education instructs public schools to disregard an earlier order issued by the Obama administration providing guidance on how to accommodate trans students in single-sex restrooms. The Obama executive order, which only provided “significant guidance” and did “not add requirements to applicable law,” instructed public schools to allow transgender students to use whichever restroom is most in accordance with the individual student’s gender identity.In reality, Obama’s order only suggested that public schools not endanger trans students by forcing them into the wrong restrooms and locker rooms, while Trump’s order takes back this common sense suggestion. Neither executive order carries the force of law. However, the Trump order in effect gives the green light to school officials to openly discriminate against transgender and gender-nonconforming students.The Trump order appears to have exposed some political divisions within the administration. According to a Feb. 22 New York Times article that wrote of her differences with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, “[Betsy] DeVos initially resisted signing off and told Mr. Trump that she was uncomfortable because of the potential harm that rescinding the protections could cause transgender students, according to three Republicans with direct knowledge of the internal discussions.”A Feb. 22 editorial reported: “Yes, [DeVos] ultimately caved, and she remains either terrible or ignorant on most other issues. But she also forced the trans question all the way to the Oval Office, compelling Trump to issue a direct verdict rather than delegating the unseemly task to his bigoted attorney general.”What does this difference mean?Should billionaire school privateer Betsy DeVos really be seen as an ally to transgender students? Hell no! DeVos’ entire political career has been about raiding Michigan’s already decrepit and grossly unequal public school system, breaking teachers’ unions and funneling state funding into private, unregulated, for-profit charter schools. Unlike public schools, private schools that do not receive federal funding are able to ignore federal laws prohibiting discrimination against people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people.In reality, the so-called struggle between DeVos and Sessions isn’t left-versus-right, or even moderate-versus-reactionary. DeVos has no history of caring about trans students, whose right to an education free from discrimination she actively opposes.DeVos and Sessions, along with the entire two-party system, are united behind Trump’s racist, anti-trans and anti-worker program of war and austerity.Both Sessions and DeVos fully intend to carry out Trump’s war on oppressed people, both in the U.S. and abroad, even if they differ on tactics. Progressives in the U.S. should recognize the opportunity offered by this division in the ruling class without overestimating it. Now’s the time to build an anti-racist, anti-capitalist united front against the entire ruling class!Not DeVos, not the “moderate” Republicans and certainly not the Democrats are allies of workers and the oppressed. But the discord that currently exists between these ruling-class groupings will make any united political action by progressives all the more bold and powerful.Disclosure: The writer is a transgender public community college student who occasionally has to use the bathroom.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU NAACP looks to expand diversity opportunities on campus

first_imgFacebook Previous articleHigh school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tiltNext articleHigh school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Alexis King RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printThe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) logo. Photo from TwitterThe TCU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held its first general body meeting of the semester Monday where they discussed changing tour routes for prospective students. Expanding the stops on tour routes for prospective students could help with “the recruitment of other students of color, rather than only focusing on spaces such as Greek Village, school spirit and residence life,” said sophomore Everrett Harris, the NAACP secretary.Curtesy of In past years, TCU’s Student Foundation has highlighted different landmarks that make up TCU’s campus while leaving out buildings such as Jarvis Hall, Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) Department and Student Development Services.“NAACP is wanting to include more areas of campus that are more diversity inclusive than only focusing on the relatively dedicated white spaces on campus,” Harris said.Data of First-Year Students from Fall 2016-2018 showing the number of African American students enrolled in the past two years. Photo taken from TCU Fact Book.As of 2018, TCU’s FactBook shows the demographic statistics of our student body: 74% White, 14.1% Latino, 5.7% Black/African American, 4.5% students from 69 international countries, 3.3% Asian and 1.3% Unknown. Some students would like to see more representation of minorities in various groups around campus to emphasize the diversity at TCU. “Often times people think of diversity as a binary racial issue, when in reality, it is more of a problem with having a majority demographic on campus,” said sophomore Amala Petroski.After being inactive for more than three years for not having enough registered members, TCU’s NAACP chapter hopes to build on a firm foundation with its planned events on campus this semester, including The Hot Seat Thursday, Feb. 21st.The Hot Seat is an event of intense debate where topics will range from race to relationships to see if your views match with other students on campus. The chapter knows that diversity is a main issue on campus and informs the student body that there is still more work to be done.“This majority is socio-economic as well as racial,” Petroski said. “If TCU wanted to be more diverse, it already would be.”TCU’s NAACP chapter plans to host events that advocate for more diversity opportunities on campus and give students the chance to change the norm.Meetings for the TCU NAACP chapter will be held monthly at 7:30 p.m. in Scharbauer 2008. Alexis King World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Alexis King + posts ReddIt Linkedin TCU News Now 3/24/2021 Alexis King Twitter Alexis King TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexis King is a journalism major with a minor in digital culture/data analytics from Plano, Texas. Alexis hopes to to work in entertainment news after she graduates. Alexis enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends & family. Linkedin Facebook TCU News Now 2/24/2021 Mada: How one app is helping you pick what to wear Alexis King ReddIt Twitter Minority students talk about election results Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Patna HC Warns Judicial Officers Of Contempt If They Ask Arrested Persons To Withdraw Anticipatory Bail Plea From HC As A Pre-Condition For Bail Hearing [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPatna HC Warns Judicial Officers Of Contempt If They Ask Arrested Persons To Withdraw Anticipatory Bail Plea From HC As A Pre-Condition For Bail Hearing [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay29 July 2020 7:44 AMShare This – xThe Patna High Court has recently observed that if before hearing the regular bail application of the accused, the Judicial officer in a subordinate court asks the applicant (who has now been arrested) to first withdraw anticipatory bail petition pending before the High court, then the concerned officer may be held responsible for contempt of court.The bench of Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad…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 Patna High Court has recently observed that if before hearing the regular bail application of the accused, the Judicial officer in a subordinate court asks the applicant (who has now been arrested) to first withdraw anticipatory bail petition pending before the High court, then the concerned officer may be held responsible for contempt of court.The bench of Justice Rajeev Ranjan Prasad made this significant observation while hearing a matter wherein the anticipatory bail petition of one Rahul Kumar was being considered by the court. In fact, during the pendency of his anticipatory bail petition, the petitioner was arrested.It may be noted that once an accused is arrested, his/her anticipatory bail petition becomes infructuous and the same stands terminated.To take an example, last year the Supreme Court had dismissed former Finance Minister and a prime suspect in the INX Media Scam, P. Chidambaram’s Plea for Anticipatory Bail in CBI case as ‘Infructuous’. The Supreme Court’s bench of Justices Bhanumati and A S Bopanna had said that Mr. Chidambaram’s petition had become ‘infructuous’ as Chidambaram had already been arrested and remanded to CBI custody. However, it was made clear by the bench that he was at liberty to seek regular bail before the trial court.In the present case, when the Petitioner (Rahul) moved before a Chhapra court (with his regular bail application) he was asked by the said court to first produce an order showing withdrawal of his anticipatory bail petition. Consequently, he urged the high court to allow him to withdraw his petition.This High court was informed by the Counsel of the petitioner that the Court below is not entertaining a regular bail application of an accused who has earlier filed an anticipatory bail application and the same is pending before this Court. The accused persons are asked (by the Court below) to produce an order showing withdrawal of anticipatory bail application.Court’s ObservationIn its order, the high court observed that a Coordinate Bench of this Court in Cri. Misc. No. 21360 of 2015 had ruled that upon the arrest of an accused, the proceedings in relation to anticipatory bail become infructuous. In the said case (Cri. Misc. No. 21360 of 2015) an accused (named Matin) was arrested during the pendency of his anticipatory bail application before the High court. It was stated by him that the lower court was not ready to hear his regular bail application on the ground that his anticipatory bail application was pending in the High Court. In the said case, the High Court had disposed of the petitioner’s anticipatory bail application with an observation that “I am yet to see a more absurd prayer. Upon (the) arrest of a person all proceedings in relation to anticipatory bail become infructuous and no Magistrate could ever make such an observation.” In the present case, the Court said that,”If any of the Judicial officer(s) in the court below is not following the said order and observations of the learned Coordinate Bench (Cri. Misc. No. 21360 of 2015), they may be held responsible for committing contempt of Court and in a specific case brought to the notice of this Court it may be taken very seriously.” Further, the bench in its order also noted, “During this pandemic period for the aforesaid reason alone if any person lying in (the) jail is suffering, it is not only (the) violation of the constitutional and human rights of an accused but is also a matter of judicial indiscipline.” Lastly, the court directed the Registrar General of the court to circulate this order by sending it to all the learned District and Sessions Judges “who in turn will be responsible to bring it to the notice of all the judicial officer of their respective court(s)”. It may be noted that a five-judge Constitutional Bench in the case of Gurbaksh Singh Sibbia Etc vs State Of Punjab 1980 AIR 1632 had held that the provisions of Section 438 cannot be invoked “after the arrest of the accused”. However, after his/her arrest, the accused must seek his remedy under Section 437 or Section 439 of the Code, if he wants to be released on bail in respect of the offence or offences for which he is arrested. Case Details: Case Title: Rahul kumar @ Rahul Raj v. State of BiharCase No.: Criminal Miscellaneous No. 19874 of 2020Quorum: Justice Rajeev Ranjan PrasadAppearance: Advocate Ansul (for Petitioner), APP Akhileshwar Dayal (for State)Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more