West LB’s bad bank records €1bn in losses

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Thursday 7 October 2010 9:45 pm West LB’s bad bank records €1bn in losses whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org GERMANY’S first bad bank, WestLB’s EAA, posted risk provisions of €1.44bn (£1.2bn) for its 2010 fiscal year and expects more to come as its markets show little signs of recovery.EAA (Erste Abwicklungsanstalt) posted a net loss of €1.05bn in its shortened fiscal year from December 2009 to June 2010, co-head Matthias Wargers said yesterday.EAA expects to book provisions for possible credit losses of roughly €400m in its fiscal year 2011, which started in July, he added.Wholesale lender WestLB, which last week put itself up for sale, shifted assets worth €77bn into EAA, which will wind down the holdings. The move still needs approval from the European Union, which might have concerns the bad bank would stifle competition, and sources familiar with the situation have said Brussels could ask for hefty concessions. WestLB’s bad bank is seen as a cornerstone in the mooted merger with peer BayernLB, as it relieves the lender of heavy burdens and allows the remaining core bank to focus on financial services for midsize German companies.Landesbanks such as WestLB and BayernLB provide wholesale banking services to their local public savings banks. They lost billions of euros on risky investments in the financial crisis, forcing some to turn to the state for bailouts. By selling off some assets, EAA has shrunk the portfolio by 12 per cent to €68bn from December to August, but Wargers said he expected slower progress in future. The most toxic of EAA’s assets are held in a special-purpose vehicle called Phoenix with a book value of €23bn.It mainly consists of structured financial products related to subprime US mortgages.EAA does not expect the assets to regain value quickly, but Wargers said he was under no time pressure to sell and would rather seek to maximise returns. WestLB’s owners — the regional state of North Rhine-Westphalia and savings banks — have granted Phoenix guarantees worth €5bn. last_img read more

NetEnt ‘taking action’ as growth slows

first_img Maturing markets squeeze growth figures for developer, with tough May and UK slowdown cited Finance 13th July 2018 | By contenteditor Recently-appointed NetEnt CEO Therese Hillman has insisted the developer is “taking action” after a slowdown in the UK contributed towards disappointing revenue growth in the second quarter.In a trading update this (Friday) morning, NetEnt reported a 6% rise in revenue year-on-year to SEK437m (£39m/€44m/$51m) – a 0.8% decline in euro terms – while earnings before tax grew by a modest 1.2% to SEK149m. NetEnt’s share price on the Nasdaq Stockholm was down around 17% this morning following the release of its Q2 results.In a conference call, Hillman (pictured) said she “couldn’t be too confident” that the revenue outlook would improve significantly over the next two quarters.“We are taking action where we are not doing enough at the moment,” she added. “What we do see is that the slowdown in the UK has made a difference and the UK is a challenging market.”Hillman said that in spite of the emergence of new players in the UK, the company’s market share in the country remains at approximately 10%.“I’m confident that the game portfolio will be better in the second half of the year and we also have a good line-up of new customers to launch in Q3 and Q4,” she said.“We need to grow our live casino and have more growth initiatives to kick in.”Hillman was appointed as the new permanent group chief executive in May. She had served as NetEnt’s chief financial officer since January 2017 before taking on the top job in an acting capacity following the removal of Per Eriksson in March – with the board stating that the performance of the group had “not been as it should”.Strengthening the customer offeringLooking forward, Hillman said that NetEnt’s plan of action includes strengthening the customer offering, cutting lead times and freeing up resources for new commercial projects. The company is enjoying stronger growth in southern Europe than the UK and Nordics, where the markets are maturing and there is increased competition, she said.However, she added that it is an “ambition” rather than an expectation that revenue growth will surpass cost growth this year.“We continue to review our cost structure to improve scalability across the business and we have started to see a lower pace of cost growth,” she said.Hillman added that the Fifa World Cup, which started in June, had made a positive impact on NetEnt’s performance after May had “really hurt” the company’s figures.Increasingly dangerousIn a trading note, Regulus Partners said that NetEnt’s slowdown mirrors two macro trends that “will be difficult to overcome”.The note stated: “First, NetEnt’s key Northern European markets are maturing, making growth harder to come by, especially for operators and suppliers with already large market shares and limited USPs.“Second, the rapid growth in mobile-led businesses has also disaggregated the supply-chain from the comfortable (near) vertical integration of the early and middle phases of remote growth. The best operators seek the best content from a wide range of sources, reducing the value of incumbency in absolute terms and also increasing the growth risk of clients with legacy systems and slow response times.“In our view, these two pressures have a number of suppliers and operators in an increasingly dangerous vice. It is easy to know that it is critical to be ‘more agile’, ‘more innovative’ and ‘more relevant’, as well as more efficient; but when shaped by a supply-chain environment that is changing very rapidly, it is a lot harder to do.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance NetEnt ‘taking action’ as growth slows Regions: Europe Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Private House in Tel Aviv / Bar Orian Architects

first_img “COPY” Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871039/private-house-in-tel-aviv-bar-orian-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  Houses Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingSave this picture!© Amit GeronText description provided by the architects. Functionality and simplicity of materials were the starting points for planning this villa in a northern neighborhood of Tel Aviv. The house was planned as a basic geometric structure– a combination of two raw-concrete boxes on top of each other. Each box has seemingly random openings, and an external shading system that rotates and opens electronically, so that the dynamic façade change with residents’ needs, the time of day, and the weather.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe interior design brings in the same principles of simplicity and climatic efficiency, with the architecture now moving indoors. The interior planning is based on clear and simple movement around two raw concrete supporting walls, which echo the exterior. The staircase to the basement and first floor is located between these two walls. All household functioned emanate freely from this focal point. A spacious kitchen with oak cabinets and a stainless-steel cooking island, with an adjacent living room and dining room are on one side. The other side holds a library with a black-hardware workspace, and a parents’ suite facing the front garden. Up on the first floor are a service room and three children’s rooms, each with its own bathroom and roof terrace created by moving the upper box. A bright, functional hallway is placed between the two wings, hosting the parallel staircase.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe dominant design element in the house – as it is on its facades – is the exterior aluminum, Corten-finished shading system. Each window is set for an interior function, and acts as an interior frame from the shading system that has been positioned to accommodate sunlight and the climactic needs of each interior space. This system allows various degrees of light filtering, creating an additional layer that enriches the space and brings the tangible outdoors experience into the house. This layer changes continuously with the direction of the sun, the amount of opening of the shading system. At time, the rooms are flooded with shades of red, creating unique compositions inside and varying exposure outside. The interior, like the exterior, is not static. This house has life and movement every hour of the day.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessPC CARITAS / architecten de vylder vinck taillieuSelected ProjectsWoW Lab / Wutopia LabSelected Projects Share Architects: Bar Orian Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeBar Orian ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on May 12, 2017Cite: “Private House in Tel Aviv / Bar Orian Architects” 11 May 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 Photographs Private House in Tel Aviv / Bar Orian ArchitectsSave this projectSavePrivate House in Tel Aviv / Bar Orian Architects Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 34 Share Manufacturers: Bulthaup, Rimadesio, d+b Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Private House in Tel Aviv / Bar Orian Architects Photographs:  Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 CopyHouses•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871039/private-house-in-tel-aviv-bar-orian-architects Clipboard Israellast_img read more

Mausam – House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIO

first_imgArchitects: ZERO STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Mausam – House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIO Mausam – House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIOSave this projectSaveMausam – House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIO Diseno Structurals CopyHouses•Mannarkkad, India “COPY” Landsystems Landscape ArchDaily Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Structural Engineering: Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MM+ 31 Share Charcoal Constructions Photographs:  Ar Hamid MM Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Landscaping: 2017 CopyAbout this officeZERO STUDIOOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMannarkkadIndiaPublished on October 11, 2017Cite: “Mausam – House of the Seasons / ZERO STUDIO” 10 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream India Manufacturers: ACE, Commonwealth, MAJOC Elite, Star Clays Project Team:Hamid MM, Hafeef PK, Shabna K, AAshis J, Khadeeja Rasha, Shafeek Ahamed, Nidhin raj KJMetal Fabrication:Spark EnterprisesElectrical & Plumbing:S.J Group ElectricalsCity:MannarkkadCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ar Hamid MMRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorThe ContextMore than being low budget, this house is the outcome of a realization that architecture need not be expensive and brand new. In the wake of globalization, when ideas and information are just a click away and are followed by a larger audience falling to different layers of the society, the image of what is good architecture has been stereotyped to a major extent. In developing countries like India, this is rooted in a notion that there is a certain kind of architecture that represents the financial status of the user especially in the case of residences where mostly everyone wants a home that ‘looks’ rich and expensive. Like elsewhere, this has caused residential architecture in Kerala too, to slowly drift away from using the vernacular materials, techniques and thus compromising aspects such as climatic responsiveness, energy efficiency in the due course. The kind of architecture prevailing in the Middle East and Europe where a good majority of Keralites work has also become an influence in defining their taste. Whatever be the style used, the affluent class has the privilege to afford air conditioned, automated systems in their residences, but the rest who lives in the cheaper ,at times smaller scale replicas of those huge mansions don’t. They complain that there is a lack of comfort inside their homes; it’s too hot inside them while they have spent a lion’s share of their savings for them and thus are forced to stay unhappy in their dream-come- true homes.Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe IdeaThe attempt was to create awareness on the importance of having true- to-self buildings rather than look alike ones. Not that there should be distinction in architecture  for the rich and the poor, the point here is that, whatever be the social status, residential  architecture shall speak the language of simplicity and shall respond to the aspects of the given context of site, climate, vernacular building materials and the end user.Here, the house is subtly placed in a setting where it is surrounded by the kinds of residences which fall to the stereotypes mentioned earlier, over a sloping landscape in a rubber plantation. As part of the deliberate effort to create a dialogue between the building and its passerby’s, the house has been placed closer to the road despite the site being large enough to offer ample frontage. Though rural in setting, considerable traffic passes through the road in the front which connects several adjoining villages offering significant amount of visibility for the building. But the interesting part here was to decide on how to make use of this visibility along with the other primary concerns. To go with a modest, simple looking home amidst an array of the so called ‘expensive looking’ mansions was a crucial point in the whole process and the rest just followed; without compromising the requirements of the client, but not really  an indication of his financial status Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe ClientAll that the client, a retired army officer wanted was a simple and peaceful home for his family comprising of his wife and four daughters in his ancestral land. At the same time it had to be house for two: he and his wife alone, and a house for whole of the family, for his daughters are settled at far off places and they come home occasionally.Save this picture!Sections DesignPlaced along the contour, the spaces inside the house are placed in three levels connected by a stair which at the same time the vertical circulation element and also offers access points to all the three levels. The spaces are designed keeping in mind the dynamic requirements. Hence, the common spaces are expandable and the rest is kept optimum. Functional elements are actively contributing to the aesthetics of the house, for instance replacing windows with brick jalis.Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe choice of material has been from vernacular options: laterite bricks for the walls, terracotta tiles for roofing and flooring, natural timber etc. and has been brought into the design using local workmanship. Plastering of the laterite walls was affordable compared to leaving it exposed since it involved technical expertise which was rather very expensive.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe interior of the residence is kept minimal, with the structural elements which were left bare purposefully, keeps it true to its own self. Furniture from the client’s old home has been remodeled and used. Also the roofing tiles were brought from a demolished house nearby.Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe clay roofing at varying heights keeps the heat gain (though very less compared to concrete) away from affecting the interiors. Along with the roof, the terracotta flooring, ample air movement ensured through the jalis also adds to the thermal comfort of the house. The jalis also help generate a play of natural light in the interiors at various times of the day.Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe Affordability FactorThe optimization of design, methodology and material selection without compromising the aesthetic appeal as well as the requirements of the client, was the key factor in breaking the notion that all that is affordable is unattractive. This rather was an attempt to prove that affordability is a style of design to smartly bring the best out of it.Save this picture!© Ar Hamid MMThe House and the SeasonsThe choice of landscape elements were derived from the site and its natural setting itself, comprising locally grown plants and trees and the existing rubber plantation in the backdrop. The house being merged to the landscape and placed along the contour blends with it. Thus, with the change in seasons the visual imagery of the house and its setting changes.Save this picture!SectionsThe house will look dry from outside during the summer; but inside, it keeps things cool; indicating the wishful wait for the seasons to come. It celebrates the rain in monsoon, blooms with the spring and romances with the morning breezes of the winter.Project gallerySee allShow lessDachland’s HQ in Mainz / SYRA_Schoyerer ArchitektenSelected ProjectsBarozzi Veiga’s Unbuilt Museum Project Immortalized In Blade Runner 2049Architecture News Share Photographs Contractor: Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881297/mausam-house-of-the-seasons-zero-studio Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881297/mausam-house-of-the-seasons-zero-studio Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883967/fabricated-scenery-hohai-beijing-tsuo-wonder-architects Clipboard Projects Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects China “COPY” Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects Save this picture!© Haiting Sun+ 32 Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeWonder ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentHutongBeijingRenovationCourtyardChinese ArchitectureXicheng QuWonder ArchitectsChinaPublished on November 23, 2017Cite: “Beijing ‘Tsuo’ / Wonder Architects” 23 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?北京后海“嵯峨馆”, 捏造的风景 / 神奇建筑研究室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 Houses Architects: Wonder Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883967/fabricated-scenery-hohai-beijing-tsuo-wonder-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Xicheng Qu, China ArchDaily Photographs:  Haiting Sun, Qipeng ZhuSave this picture!Entrance. Image © Haiting SunText description provided by the architects. What Tsuo is presented, is a wonderland fabricated by architects. In reality, we are far yet to break away from this crowded city, not even transcend spacial boundary of the villa. Nevertheless, like all our ancestors did, we are seeking to explore a new means of explana-tion in this confined space.——Wonder ArchitectsSave this picture!Interior courtyards. Image © Haiting SunThe spatial tricks that Beijingers play withBeijing is a city that lacks architectural variety. From modern apartment buildings to traditional villas, architects decorate this huge void city with limited building types. As a result, People living in Beijing developed numerous methods to expand their spatial experience by constructing gardens in their courtyards, building forts at vacant spaces, and also using wood panels to separate spaces. To the least, people hang drawings of natural sceneries on their walls to create complexity to their living environment.Save this picture!Interaction between the rocks and our living space. Image © Haiting SunCreating an unconventional layout in an ordinary building becomes a prevailing trick among Beijingners. The site of the project is in the west suite of a traditional villa, while there are thousands of those in Beijing! The suite is surrounded by walls, making it a garden within gardens.Save this picture!Collecting’ views. Image © Haiting SunWe redesigned the spatial layout of the suite into different units. For every unit, each inte-rior and exterior space is reconstructed. For example, filling courtyard with buildings or en-larging garden by giving it more interior space. By dividing one vertical space into multiples or twisting the counterpoint relationship between space and landscape, we are trying to ex-plore the boundary possibility with space variation.Save this picture!The west suite after reconstructionAfter the reconstruction of each space, we recombined them to form a new set of spatial narrative experiences. The new construction creates such extreme contrast to the original one that leads the visitors into a spatial adventure, forgetting they are situated in the dim west suite.Save this picture!The reconstructed interior area. Image © Haiting SunSave this picture!Section of the reconstructionSave this picture!Marks of progressions over time. Image © Haiting SunUnder limited dimensions, we wanted to demonstrate the tendency of using functional space to ‘collect’ views and deliberately creating unconventional views of Beijing in our daily scenes. It is considered that the views and spaces are correspondent in this build-ing and it is inevitable to savor the views.Save this picture!The reconstructed interior area. Image © Haiting SunSave this picture!Section of the reconstructionSave this picture!The views corresponding with the space. Image © Haiting SunDuring the process of renovation, we tried to keep the layers of progression within the building. From the rough reconstruction done in the early periods, to the random fix-tures that took place later, all the reversions were kept, leaving the trace of the time del-icately captured in this building. By using white dry walls and white reconstructions, we marked our influences to this building and we are ready for someone else to do the same all over again.Save this picture!’Collecting’ views. Image © Haiting SunIt is intentional to blur the line between the interior and the exterior. For example, we placed groups of rocks all over the courtyard, creating coincidental collisions between architecture and nature. The rocks resembled mountains and canyons, like the building was built at the bottom of a quiet, peaceful valley.Save this picture!The views corresponding with the space. Image © Haiting SunEven with the help of modern day technology, it was not much easier for us to transport a piece of rock that weighted three tons than in 18th century.Save this picture!Interaction between the rocks and our living space. Image © Haiting SunProject gallerySee allShow lessTehran Book Garden / Design Core [4s] Architects & Urban DesignersSelected ProjectsYosukwon / Spaceprime architectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Unused mobile data is donated as cash to UNHCR’s work in Syria

first_imgUnused mobile data is donated as cash to UNHCR’s work in Syria  454 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Tagged with: corporate Donated goods mobile  453 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img #Datadonate is an initiative from Swedish mobile operator Three in which leftover mobile data is turned into donations to benefit UNHCR’s work in Syria.Swedish users choose how much of their data allowance they would like to donate, and Three donates an equivalent cash value to UNHCR.You can donate up to 10 Swedish krona per donation, and up to five donations per month worth a total maximum of 50 SEK.The programme is available only to individual users of Three, not business users.Although originating in Sweden this form of giving is likely to spread. The technology behind #datadonate has been released as an open source-type solution for other mobile operators to use. Howard Lake | 23 February 2016 | 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

Hearing, seeing principles of dance

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleNo cry for this EvitaNext articleSuicide patrol gets in the picture at charity exhibition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Print Linkedin DANCE Limerick is hosting a series of talks aimed at performers and audiences interested in creating, enjoying and appreciating the art form. Talks will be held in the Daghdha Space, former church of St John of the Cross, in John’s Square and are a modest fiver to access.Next week’s talk, ‘Creating Work Outdoors’, by movement artist and researcher Sandra Reeve, is aimed at creating work in outside spaces, and audiences interested in understanding the concepts behind site specific performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Reeve will open the discussion with some of her experiences and with examples of her own environmental performances on Tuesday February 25 at 7.30pm.For those with an interest in contemporary dance and who would like to learn more about how to appreciate and engage with  performances, Brigitte Moody, course director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at UL, is leading the second talk. Her ‘Seeing Dance’ is on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm.Ms Moody’s talk will illuminate some of the seminal choreographers in dance history, as well looking at the work of Irish choreographer, John Scott, whose new work ‘Magnetic’ comes to the Daghdha Space in early April. See www.dancelimerick.ie NewsHearing, seeing principles of danceBy John Keogh – February 19, 2014 497 last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday Previous articleTrinseo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial ResultsNext articleFamily: Keyontae Johnson’s collapse unrelated to COVID-19 Digital AIM Web Support Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street Wednesday as investors turn their focus to some strong earnings reports from Big Tech companies and hopes for getting more economic stimulus passed in Washington. The S&P 500 rose 0.1%. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, jumped after reporting a blowout quarter. Investors also continue to watch shares of companies such as GameStop and AMC Entertainment, which have been targets of a community of online investors seeking to push them higher at the expense of hedge funds who bet the stocks would fall. On Wednesday: The S&P 500 rose 3.86 points, or 0.1%, to 3,830.17. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 36.12 points, or 0.1%, to 30,723.60. The Nasdaq fell 2.23 points, or less than 0.1%, to 13,610.54. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 8.26 points, or 0.4%, to 2,159.70. For the week: The S&P 500 is up 115.93 points, or 3.1%. The Dow is up 740.98 points, or 2.5%. The Nasdaq is up 539.85 points, or 4.1%. The Russell 2000 is up 86.06 points, or 4.2%. For the year: The S&P 500 is up 74.10 points, or 2%. The Dow is up 117.12 points, or 0.4%. The Nasdaq is up 722.26 points, or 5.6%. The Russell 2000 is up 184.85 points, or 9.4%. Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

No Exception Can Be Taken To Constitution Of PM CARES Fund; But Still Open For Anyone To Contribute To NDRF : SC [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesNo Exception Can Be Taken To Constitution Of PM CARES Fund; But Still Open For Anyone To Contribute To NDRF : SC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Aug 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that “no exception can be taken to the constitution” of PM CARES Funds to meet the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.The top court made this observation while disposing of a PIL filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking to transfer the funds from PM CARES to National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) created under…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that “no exception can be taken to the constitution” of PM CARES Funds to meet the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.The top court made this observation while disposing of a PIL filed by Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) seeking to transfer the funds from PM CARES to National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) created under the National Disaster Management Act, 2005.The Court noted that the guidelines in existence with respect to NDRF and State Disaster Response Fund – which were framed in 2015- 16 – did not cover biological or public health emergencies.It was only by notification dated March 14 that COVID-19 was treated as notified disaster for the purpose of providing assistance under SDRF. “Outbreak of COVID-19 in India, as well as other countries of the World, required immediate enhancement in the infrastructure of medical health and creation of fund to contain COVID-19. At this need of the hour, no exception can be taken to the constitution of a public charitable trust, namely, PM CARES Fund to have necessary financial resources to meet the emergent situation”, observed the judgment authored by Justice Ashok Bhushan.The bench, also including Justices R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah, observed, “It is not open for the petitioner to question the wisdom of trustees to create PM CARES fund which was constituted with an objective to extend assistance in the wake of public health emergency that is pandemic COVID-19.”No Occasion For CAG Audit Of PM CARES Fund As It Is A Public Charitable Trust: SC [Read Judgment] Still open for any individual to contribute to NDRFThe Court rejected the arguments of Dushyant Dave, Senior Advocate who appeared for the petitioner, that contributions to NDRF are now barred.The argument of the Dave was on the ground that after the framing of the new guidelines for NDRF with effect from financial year 2015-16, it was not possible for anyone to contribute to NDRF.In this regard, the Court said :”New guidelines contain the same heading, i.e., “Contribution to the NDRF” and guideline 5.2 provides “Funds will be credited into the NDRF in accordance with the provisions of the Section 46(1)(a) & (b) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.” The above guideline 5.2 specifically referred to Section 46(1)(a) & (b) and Section 46(1)(b) expressly provides that any grants that may be made by any person or institution for the purpose of disaster management shall be credited into the NDRF. The submission that after the new guidelines, it is not possible for any person or institution to make any contribution to the NDRF is, thus, misconceived and incorrect. According to the statutory provisions of Section 46 as well as new guidelines enforced with effect from financial year 2015-16 any person or institution can still make contribution to the NDRF”The Court also rejected Dave’s submission that NDRF guidelines were amended to benefit PM CARES, as those guidelines came into force with effect from 2015-16.”Any contribution, grant of any individual or institution is not prohibited to be credited into the NDRF and it is still open for any person or institution to make contribution to the NDRF in terms of Section 46(1)(b) of the Act, 2005″, the Court said. The Court also clarified that : there is no statutory prohibition for the Union of India utilizing the NDRF for providing assistance in the fight of COVID-19 in accordance with the guidelines issued for administration of NDRF; there is no statutory prohibition in making any contribution by any person or institution in the NDRF as per Section 46(1)(b)of the Act, 2005.Next Storylast_img read more

NEET 2020 : Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Admission To “Higher Option Seat” In AIQ

first_imgTop StoriesNEET 2020 : Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Plea Seeking Admission To “Higher Option Seat” In AIQ Sanya Talwar23 Dec 2020 11:43 PMShare This – xA vacation bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, dismissed as withdrawn a petition challenging a December 15 judgment of Kerala High Court which had dismissed the plea of a student seeking admission to a “higher option seat” in Allotment to medical and allied courses in terms of NEET Rank in the All India Quota Seats and KEAM counselling for state of Kerala.A bench of Justices Indira…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?LoginA vacation bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday, dismissed as withdrawn a petition challenging a December 15 judgment of Kerala High Court which had dismissed the plea of a student seeking admission to a “higher option seat” in Allotment to medical and allied courses in terms of NEET Rank in the All India Quota Seats and KEAM counselling for state of Kerala.A bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and Hemant Gupta orally observed that since the petitioner had already taken admission in terms of the All India Quota after second round of counselling, the same could not be allowed.”We have gone through the well-reasoned judgment of the HC. The petitioner has after the second round of counselling has been admitted in the AIQ. Only two rounds of counselling is permitted.” the bench orally observed in the case Najma PM v Commissioner of Entrance Examinations and others.After the bench expressed no inclination to entertain the petition, the counsel for the petitioner sought permission to withdraw it. Accordingly, the bench granted permission to withdraw the petition and the same was dismissed as withdrawn.While dismissing her petition, the High Court had observed :”It is seen that the respondents have conducted the counseling in accordance with the Graduate Medical Education Regulations 2019 as well as in tune with the directions and decisions of the apex court. As per the provisions contained in Appendix F a further counseling is not permissible once the petitioner has been admitted in the 2nd round of counseling under the All India quota. Therefore, though it is seen that several of the candidates ranked juniors to the petitioner have got admission in the state quota, a further opportunity to participate in another round of allotment is not permissible for the petitioner, in the light of the provisions in the Regulations as well as the judgment of the apex court.”The petition stated that the High Court had erroneously dismissed the Petition filed by thereby resulting in wrongful denial of admission to the Petitioner in such Government medical colleges which were in the option list of the Petitioner in both, the All India Quota Counselling and the KEAM counselling of State of Kerala, while not considering the merit secured by the Petitioner in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG)- 2020.Further, the petitioner had contended that 24 candidates ranking below the Petitioner have been allotted seats in such colleges, while denying admission to the Petitioner in the said colleges.The Petitioner had appeared in the NEET (UG) and secured All India Rank No. 11837 and Kerala State Medical Rank No. 1695. She belongs to Muslim community which is in the category of OBC. In the first round of counselling against 15% seats in the All India Quota, the Petitioner was allotted to a college in Andaman and on the basis of allotment in the State Quota, the Petitioner was allotted to Amala Medical College, Trissur and she has joined there. However, in the second round of counselling for AIQ seats, she was allotted to a seat in Karwar Institute of Medical Sciences, Karwar, Karnataka, and she joined there.It was the grievance of the petitioner that 24 candidates ranked below the Petitioner have been allotted seats in Government Medical Colleges in Kerala which were high up in the option list submitted by the Petitioner.The plea stated that gross injustice has been meted out to the Petitioner because she is being denied admission to a college where she should be preferred solely on the basis of her merit.Further, it was averred that due to COVID-19 pandemic, many States within the territory of India did not conduct the first rounds of the respective State counselling, because of which numerous candidates did not participate in the second round of AIQ counselling. Consequently, around 2000 seats in the AIQ remained vacant.In this context, the petitioner stated that High Court ought to have considered that the injustice could have been avoided if the huge number of seats reverted back to the States were offered to high ranking candidates including the petitioner, who could have chosen the available higher option.Next Storylast_img read more