Fed’s Lockhart stands by QE2

first_imgMonday 10 January 2011 7:40 pm Fed’s Lockhart stands by QE2 Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof The American economy’s recovery was partly attributed to the Federal Reserve’s controversial second phase of quantitative easing (QE2) by a top Fed official yesterday. “I won’t claim that all those developments have been the direct result of the monetary policy actions, but I definitely believe policy has contributed to accumulating momentum and a better outlook,” said dovish Dennis Lockhart. KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

CHINA HIKES RATES

first_img Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share INTEREST rates in China were hiked for the second time in 2011 yesterday. Benchmark one-year deposit rates rose 0.25 per cent to 3.25 per cent and one-year lending rates went up 0.25 per cent to 6.31 per cent. The central bank has tightened policy since food price inflation soared upwards last year, provoking widespread concerns. CHINA HIKES RATES whatsapp Tuesday 5 April 2011 7:34 pmcenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netHealthyGemCouple Makes A Bet: No Eating Out, No Cheat Meals, No Alcohol. A Year After, This Is ThemHealthyGemItsTheVibeThe Cutest 1980’s Stars Are Now In Their 60s, This Is Them NowItsTheVibeFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFamilyThisThe Biggest Wrestlers From Back In The Day & How They Look NowFamilyThis Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Singapore and Japan betting shops reopen as lockdown eases

first_img Regions: Asia Japan Singapore Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Off-track betting facilities in both Japan and Singapore are continuing to reopen as each country emerges from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown. 21st July 2020 | By contenteditor Strategy Off-track betting facilities in both Japan and Singapore are continuing to reopen as each country emerges from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.In Singapore, the Singapore Pools’ Livewire venues reopened yesterday (20 July), with live betting and screening of sports resuming. Each venue is limited to 50 people per floor, with enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in place to prevent transmission of the virus.All customers over 60 or with medical conditions that may put them at greater risk from Covid-19 are advised to avoid the venues, and to place bets online instead.The Livewire estate and off-track betting facilities were shuttered from 26 March, with online betting and lottery draws suspended from 7 April, effectively shutting down the entire Singapore Pools business.Online wagering returned on 15 June, with lottery sales resuming a week later, ahead of the first draw of the 4D lottery on 24 June.In Japan, meanwhile, the Japanese Racing Authority (JRA) has continued to reopen its off-track betting facilities, though the venues are subject to limited opening hours and customers will be subject to strict safety protocols.Customers will be able to cash out winning tickets and place bets, but there will be no televised racing shown in the outlets, and no odds information on display. Hours of business will be restricted to between 9am and 2pm, meaning there will be certain races on which shops will not accept wagers.Seven facilities will reopen on Saturday 25 July, followed by two more on Sunday 26 July.This follows the reopening of 23 venues on 11 July, and a further six a week later, and came after racing went behind closed doors from 29 February.Despite the shutdown of retail betting, the first half of the JRA’s 2020 season, which ran to 28 June, saw sales rise 1.5% year-on-year to JPY1.48tn (£10.83bn/€12.02bn/$13.77bn), with customers still able to bet online. Topics: Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Singapore and Japan betting shops reopen as lockdown eases Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Takes some stopping: Billy Vunipola on the charge for England. (Photo: Getty Images). Jackson on target Paddy Jackson landed a late, long-range penalty to snatch a 17-15 victory for Ulster over the Dragons on Friday evening and put the Irish side top of the Guinness Pro12.The Dragons led 10-7 at half-time and 15-7 soon afterwards, but Ulster fought back with a penalty try and won the game with Jackson’s 78th-minute heroics. The victory put Ulster top of the table and ensured the Dragons must continue their search for a first win in Belfast since 2008. The SaintsDouble dose of Vunipola magicThe Vunipola brothers both played a leading role in England’s 15-9 win over Scotland on the opening day of the RBS Six Nations. Billy was named Man of the Match after an outstanding performance at No 8. He carried the ball no less than 22 times, making 51 metres and beating five defenders.Meanwhile, older brother Mako, who was on as a replacement, helped set up Jack Nowell’s try with a delicious piece of handling. As England surged forward into the 22, Mako received the ball and flipped it back inside and behind himself to Owen Farrell with the softest of hands. From there, Farrell found Nowell outside him and the wing strode over the line. Cool itOwen Farrell’s petulant side emerged again towards the end of England’s win over Scotland, when he pushed Greig Laidlaw needlessly into touch as the Scotland scrum-half tried to shepherd the ball out. What would have been a lineout to England a few metres from the Scotland line turned into a penalty to Scotland and denied England a possible chance to extend their 15-9 lead. After the way last year’s Six Nations finished, players should know that every point counts. Why, oh why? Stuart Hogg can’t believe he hasn’t got the ball. (Photo: Inpho)Running manStuart Hogg put in another top notch performance for Scotland in their defeat by England. The full-back made 101m with the ball in hand, which was easily the most in the game. He carried 18 times and beat five defenders. Hogg might well have scored a breakaway try if only Finn Russell had realised he was outside him when Russell intercepted a pass inside his own 22, but kicked ahead instead of giving Hogg the chance to run. England were 12-6 up at the time, with a quarter of the game to go, so a try then could have been critical. Foden’s final flourishThere was a full round of matches in the Aviva Premiership this weekend and an injury-time try by Ben Foden enabled Northampton Saints to snatch a 27-23 win over Harlequins and become the first team to beat them at the Stoop this season.Harlequins had gone 23-20 up with a penalty from Ben Botica after 72 minutes, but Northampton – who had led three times in the first half – did not give up hope. Botica tried to find touch with the clock in red time, but Foden did well to keep the ball in play and after several phases he took a pass from Luther Burrell and dummied his way through the last line of defence for the winning try.He’s there! Ben Foden crosses the try line to win the game for Northampton. (Photo: Getty Images) Two narrow wins and a draw were served up on the first weekend of the RBS Six Nations, while teams continued to fight for every point in the Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12. Who were the heroes and villains this time? The SinnersThe wrong manSergio Parisse is in my bad books this week for giving himself the responsibility of taking the drop-goal which could have won the match for Italy, rather than putting a goal-kicking back in the hot seat.Italy were 23-21 down to France in the final play of their Six Nations match and worked patiently to set up the chance which could have given them their first win in Paris.Wrong place, wrong time: Sergio Parisse attempts his drop-goal. (Photo: Getty Images)However the No 8 stepped back into the pocket to take the shot and missed the kick by a mile. Unfortunately, fly-half Carlo Canna was off the pitch by then, but Kelly Haimona had taken over the place-kicking and had slotted a penalty, so surely he would have had more chance of grabbing the crucial three points?For years, and in this game, Parisse has been effectively carrying this Italy side on his shoulders, but he cannot try to do everything.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kicking himself Ben Botica will have nightmares about his failed touch-finder, which enable Northampton to score a last-ditch try and beat Harlequins 27-23. The clock had gone past 80 minutes with Quins 23-20 up and his forwards scrambled the ball back to him in his own in-goal area after a scrum. Instead of dinking a kick to the nearest touchline, Botica hit the ball with the outside of his boot up the right and towards the 22 and there Ben Foden managed to leap up and keep it in play. A few phases later, Foden was gliding over the line to score the winning try and Botica had some explaining to do. Number up: Rieko Ioane scored a hat-trick but were New Zealand playing Eights? (Pic: Getty Images)Sevens, or eights?New Zealand Sevens could be in hot water after World Rugby launched an investigation into whether they had eight players on the pitch during the second half of their pool match against Australia at the Sydney Sevens on Saturday. New Zealand scored a try at the death to draw the pool match 17-17, which enabled them to go through to the Cup quarter-finals as group winners. A day later they beat Australia 27-24 in the final to win their second consecutive tournament. No way throughWales centre Jamie Roberts put in a massive shift during Wales’s 16-16 draw with Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. He made 20 tackles – more than anyone else in the match – and missed just two. It was not just the number of tackles, but the bravery and aggression involved and the way Roberts sometimes gambled by charging up out of the line to meet an opponent at full tilt, but never lost the bet.Here comes Jamie: Roberts closes in on Simon Zebo. (Photo: Inpho)As well as acting like a one-man brick wall in the defensive line, Roberts also carried 11 times.Just a whisker behind Roberts in the defensive stakes was Taulupe Faletau, who made 19 tackles and missed none. Not a bad startIreland blindside CJ Stander picked up the Man of the Match award on his Test debut after putting in an excellent performance in Ireland’s Six Nations draw with Wales. He made 12 tackles without missing one, stole a lineout and carried the ball 23 times.There is also a brief round of applause due to Andrew Trimble, for his try-saving tackle on Alun Wyn Jones. Just eight minutes into the game, with Ireland 3-0 up, Wales were attacking and the lock had George North outside him, but Trimble hit the bigger man effectively enough to stop him offloading. By Saturday evening a photo was doing the rounds on social media which appeared to show eight black-shirted players on the pitch in the late stages of the pool game. World Rugby issued a statement saying it was “investigating an apparent breach of Law 3 (number of players on the field of play) by the New Zealand sevens team”.Procedures in Sevens tournaments don’t allow for results to be overturned but World Rugby can take disciplinary action against New Zealand if they are found guilty.last_img read more

Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes

first_imgSaturday Jan 16, 2016 Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili shoves referee Wayne Barnes Clermont flanker Viktor Kolelishvili can count himself lucky after receiving just a warning for pushing referee Wayne Barnes in last night’s 21-13 Champions Cup loss to the Ospreys. The Georgian shoved Barnes out of the way and was only spoken to and penalised.Barnes handled it well, albeit leniently, managing to remain calm and refrain from carding the player. Some have felt the flanker’s actions required a far sterner punishment though, so there is a chance that he will have to face up to a disciplinary hearing in the not too distant future.Abrasive flanker Kolelishvili was sent off for his part in a massive brawl between Georgia and Canada in 2013 however. On that occasion he high tackled a player then threw some punches.There have been other incidents involved referees over the years though. In 2008 Munster centre Lifeimi Mafi casually pushed a referee who was in his way, while in 2009 Brian Mujati got himself in a bit of trouble for pushing referee Nigel Owens.Two years ago massive prop Ben Tameifuna was suspended for 5 weeks after he pushed former flyhalf and now referee, Glen Jackson.In 2013 Barnes red carded Northampton Saints’ Dylan Hartley after the hooker swore at the referee during the Aviva Premiership final. Hartley was banned for 11 weeks, with the incident costing him a place on the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia.Kolelishvili’s shove was clearly a moment off ill judgement, but at the same time players simply cannot place their hands on the referees at any stage of a match. When reviewing the incident, the officials will more than likely not take the same calm approach that Barnes did.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 RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

Stella Zwei / Zechner & Zechner

first_imgManufacturers: EQUITONE Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  2010 Austria Stella Zwei / Zechner & Zechner Stella Zwei / Zechner & ZechnerSave this projectSaveStella Zwei / Zechner & Zechner Photographs Architects: Zechner & Zechner Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHousing•Vienna, Austria “COPY”center_img Projects Housing CopyAbout this officeZechner & ZechnerOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingViennaHousingResidentialAustriaPublished on May 30, 2011Cite: “Stella Zwei / Zechner & Zechner” 30 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/138030/stella-zwei-zechner-zechner Clipboard Photographs:  Thilo Härdtlein Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The newly arisen VIERTEL ZWEI is characterised by the all-pervading attempt to develop an urban situation that generates a spatial definition for contemporary worlds of work. This VIERTEL ZWEI, which is dedicated to the use of work in the tertiary and quaternary sector, service and information, has been configured as a self-contained place. The area is noted for having superb internal connection qualities and for the park-style quality of its public zones. The two elements of meadow and water prove that the necessary period of relaxation at work, the breaktime, has also been thought about in a visually present way and as an opportunity to feel. The only two exceptions from the application of work, which constitutes VIERTEL ZWEI, are a hotel and a residential building. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinThe atmospheric qualities of the landscape planning, the use of water and green space, are as good living as they are for working. The use of work is also present in the residential building STELLA ZWEI. The ground floor zone is formed as a transparent zone and is used for offices. All of the remaining six floors and the roof level of the low energy building are occupied by apartments of four different sizes, from 50 qm2 to 70 and 90 qm2 to the 155 m2 penthouses at the top. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinSTELLA ZWEI is located in VIERTEL ZWEI in Vienna’s 2nd district – near the centre of town in attractive metropolitan surroundings. Alongside great infrastructure and good transport connections, STELLA ZWEI offers a range of open air spaces. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinThe 5,000 m² lake just around the corner and expansive green spaces in the nearby Prater district take the stress out of living in the city, and the whole area is laid out to be car free, with all parking below ground. The building layout takes its design cue from the example set by VIERTEL ZWEI. The eight-storey residential building, with its compact bars, extends the structure along the metro tracks, as a contrast to the flowing forms along Trabrennstraße and Trabrennbahn, and creates a border to VIERTEL ZWEI in the direction of Stella-Klein-Löw-Weg. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinThe external form of the building is defined by the non-uniform placement of loggias, some of which are planned to span two stories. The loggias are bright spaces cut into the anthracite grey box, and this creates a playful and varied facade. Consistently executed reflections of the floor plans, which result in changes in the positioning of the loggias, creates an outward illustration of these contrasts on the façade. The façade can be read as a picture of the spatial configurations behind. The entire façade is a game between dark and light, inside and outside. this is expressed in the chosen materials: The façade is in dark-grey eternit, the air spaces and the loggias in white render. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinThis creates an inverted black and white picture between inside and outside, a positive-negative effect. The twists and reflections increase the affinity of the occupants for their living space. In this way, one’s own apartment is understood as an individualised element within a system of apartments. The ground floor design is an inset base that is transparent towards the lake. Along with shared facilities like the waste disposal room, and storage rooms for bikes and children’s buggies, there are offices with modern equipment. A glass lobby that traverses the entire floor provides open vistas and access to the seven residential floors. Save this picture!© Thilo HärdtleinThe top floor is recessed, and will be covered with bright aluminium panels, as an interesting contrast to the other floors. This step back reduces the apparent height of the building and creates large terraces for the penthouse apartments The 72 apartments, which range in size from 49 to 115 m², have sophisticated and functional floor plans, generous living rooms, all have their own loggia, fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms as well as desirable wooden floors. Save this picture!Site PlanThere are six penthouses on the top floor, ranging in size from 98 to 156 m², which are provided with generous terraces.Project gallerySee allShow lessCambridge Public Library wins Harleston Parker Medal / William Rawn Associates and A…ArticlesNewSchool of Architecture and Design Summer Events Include Workshops, Seminars Plus …ArticlesProject locationAddress:Vienna, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Thilo Härdtlein+ 54 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/138030/stella-zwei-zechner-zechner Clipboardlast_img read more

Concrete Jungle House / N O T Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958937/concrete-jungle-house-n-o-t-architecture Clipboard Architects: N O T Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Pixelaw Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958937/concrete-jungle-house-n-o-t-architecture Clipboard Save this picture!© Pixelaw Photography+ 39Curated by Hana Abdel Share Concrete Jungle House / N O T Architecture CopyAbout this officeN O T ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsKuala LumpurOn FacebookMalaysiaPublished on March 23, 2021Cite: “Concrete Jungle House / N O T Architecture” 22 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 CopyHouses, House Interiors•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Concrete Jungle House / N O T ArchitectureSave this projectSaveConcrete Jungle House / N O T Architecture Year:  2019 Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sika, Nippon Paint, Adobe, BMI GROUP, Johnson Suisse, Niro granite, Trimble NavigationDesign Team:Eddie Choi, Lim Siaw YenClients:Jay Myoung Yoon, Hong Ching YeeArchitects:N O T ArchitectureStructural Engineering:IRC EngineeringContractor:ECEQUBECity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. A major renovation of an existing single storey intermediate linked house to 2 1/2 storey, located at TTDI Kuala Lumpur. The aim is adopting minimalist design approach for the building appearance yet maximising the internal spatial arrangement and usage.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyThe house belongs to a young and humble couple with an intention to built a new home to live with their parents and son. Being an explorative and adventurous family, Jay & Ching Yee intended to have a spacious area for physical indoor activities besides creating some cozy areas for gathering and interaction purposes.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyThe building form derived from an extrusion of the existing single storey to a double-storey height by maintaining the existing neighbourhood skyline with the same roof pitch. The pitched roof was then split into two levels allowing daylight to penetrate into the double-volumed living hall and partial dining area. This is also to maximise the floor usage instead of creating conventional courtyard which may sacrifice the usable floor area.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyThe internal usage of the spaces is reversed from the conventional 2-storey linked house approach by relocating the semi private spaces such as living and dining areas to the upper level whereas keeping all the private bedrooms at the ground floor. The segregation between the private and semi-private spaces is clearly defined as such.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographySave this picture!Section ZZSave this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyAs one enters the house from the main entrance, they will be led automatically to upper level that houses the living and dining areas via an obvious, easily seen staircase. A slide was introduced next to this staircase, introducing a playful feature into the house for kids. The first floor is connected to second floor via wall protruded concrete slab steps, complimented with vertical sleek metal railing, creating an opened and profound visual connectivity between spaces.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyThe high sloped ceiling with semi exposed linear trusses of the main roof contributing to an interesting continuity of double-volumed to triple-volumed space within the Living Hall. The huge space was further enhanced with an insertion of mezzanine floor housing the indoor physical activities such as mini rock climbing.Save this picture!Isometric SectionThe balcony was introduced to the main living space, with full height openable glass door panels which is the primary facade element, bringing daylight and natural cross ventilation into the internal spaces. It is also an open outdoor space overlooking the existing greenery of TTDI Park.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyThe interior spaces are almost fully finished with bare concrete and cement rendered floor, displaying modern industrial character yet brutalist contemporary appearance that fulfilling the owner’s very first design intent.Save this picture!© Pixelaw PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessM+K House / SAI Architectural Design OfficeSelected ProjectsHouse in Koishikawa / Tamotsu Teshima Architect & AssociatesSelected Projects Share Photographs Malaysia “COPY” “COPY”last_img read more

New product comparison site on software for US nonprofits

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology The advisory board for Idealware suggests that it is well planned. Members include Joe Baker, Executive Director of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN); nonprofit technology strategist Michael Stein; and Ami Dar, Executive Director of Idealist.org.Of course, the focus is on software and technology for US nonprofits, but if the various conferences and discussion forums are anything to go by, there is clearly a need for a version for the UK sector. New product comparison site on software for US nonprofitscenter_img Howard Lake | 18 October 2005 | News American nonprofit organisations are shortly to benefit from Idealware, a new website that will provide “candid consumer-reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits.”The site, provided by an organisation currently seeking nonprofit status itself, will offer product comparisons, recommendations, case studies, and software news. It aims to “allow nonprofits to make the software decisions that will help them be more effective”.The site is of course fairly empty at present, but promises much. It already features the results of a survey of 263 nonprofit technology staff members into how they feel about their organisation’s use of software. There is also a blog with news and views on technology for nonprofits. There is also the promise later this month of a report into the various online donation tools available for nonprofits. Advertisement 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

Personal and political: Two aspects of D-Day, 75 years later

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this This year the European imperialist leaders, with U.S. president #45 as guest of honor, made a point of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Allied landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944, D-Day. They allegedly were honoring the troops who died in that battle, which contributed — though much less than they’d like us to believe — to the defeat of Nazi Germany.We’ll get to that later. Buzz about D-Day always reminds me of a good comrade in the class struggle, “Richie” to his friends, who in June 1944 was paratrooper PFC Fayette O. Richardson. Richie was hardly out of his teens when he jumped into France on the night before the Allied landing at Normandy. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment — pathfinders, who entered German-controlled air space under heavy anti-aircraft fire to light beacons for the invasion force.Richardson survived, luckier than the many young men whose parachutes and bodies were shredded by German machine-gun fire. He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge, one of the biggest battles as German troops waged their last desperate offensive on the Western Front.Richie spent a year recovering from his war experience, working his way around the country, picking fruit to earn enough to get by. When we first met in 1964, he was a schoolteacher and a committed fighter for the working class — worldwide. Richie’s war record made him an ideal anti-war fighter. He was the keynote speaker at a mass rally in Union Square in February 1965 organized by Youth Against War & Fascism to protest President Lyndon Johnson sending combat troops to Vietnam. Reactionary pro-war groups called anti-war people “cowards.” Richie threw that right back in their face.In January 1968 Richie took on an assignment that became a vital contribution to the class and anti-imperialist struggle. He assumed responsibility for editing The Bond, which over the next few years became the best-read newspaper of protest for the rapidly growing resistance movement of soldiers, sailors, marines, air troops and GIs of all types during the Vietnam War.The Bond was the monthly newspaper of the American Servicemen’s Union. Under Richardson’s editorship, tens of thousands of copies each month were mailed out and passed hand-to-hand by GIs all over the world, bringing an anti-war and anti-racist message and mobilizing them against the dictatorial chain of command.The Vietnamese finally liberated the south of their country in 1975. With his editorial and artistic skills, Richie made a concrete contribution any working-class activist could be proud of. He was one of those many heroes who helped defeat U.S. imperialism in Southeast Asia.D-Day and World War IIThe imperialist leaders in France who this June 6 tried to take credit for defeating Nazi Germany made a point of not inviting the president of Russia to the ceremony.It’s easy to understand why. It would have been a reminder that the Soviet Union’s contribution to the defeat of German imperialism was so much greater than what all the other Allied forces did together. Even though capitalist Russia is not the Soviet Union, the propaganda offensive this year to ignore history would have appeared ridiculous.Consider this: In the 1944 invasion of Normandy, some 10,000 Allied troops died, including 6,000 U.S. troops. Bad enough. In battles on the Eastern Front, in Stalingrad, Moscow, Minsk, millions of troops faced each other and hundreds of thousands died on both sides in many big battles.The USSR had appealed since 1942 to its U.S. and British allies to open a Second Front in the West. Instead, the imperialist leaders waited, hoping the German Wehrmacht and the Soviet Red Army would destroy each other. By the spring of 1944, however, the Red Army was marching westward as millions of German soldiers retreated.Worried that the Red Army might occupy all of Germany and even liberate France, London and Washington finally opted for the Normandy invasion. The Red Army finally reached Berlin on May 8, 1945, and hung the Red Flag from the Reichstag’s ruins.GI resistanceAs the war ended, the U.S. had 11 million troops in Europe and the Pacific. The U.S. rulers possessed the atomic bomb and wanted to use those troops against the Soviet Union and the revolutionary movement in Asia. The troops, however, wanted to come home.Richardson wrote in the 1967 pamphlet, “GI Handbook on Military Justice,” about that time: “Thousands of GIs marched through the streets of European cities after the war had ended. The Brass [officers] still wanted to hold them. The GIs demanded they be shipped home.“These organized demonstrations also occurred in the Pacific area. The demands of the soldiers were supported by the mass sentiment at home.“They were shipped home.”Catalinotto, who was circulation manager of The Bond, is author of the book “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions.”last_img read more

Education workers organize the South

first_imgElon, N.C.Two years after voting by a 2-to-1 margin to unionize, on March 4 the embattled Elon Faculty Union finally forced the greedy administrators of Elon University to the bargaining table. EFU is Local 32 of the Service Employees Union, Workers United Southern Region.Students for an Equitable Elon stage a banner drop in March 2020, one of many direct actions in support of the Elon Faculty Union.A victory for all of usThe faculty union represents hundreds of adjunct and contingent faculty, a powerful presence of organized educators on this rural campus near Greensboro, N.C. The university sits in one of the most reactionary locales in the U.S., home to unusually violent voter suppression and family-separation actions by local law enforcement. U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, one of the leading architects of the Trump campaign to disrupt the 2020 presidential election, is a trustee of the university and was awarded Elon’s Medal for “Entrepreneurial Leadership” in 2017.But none of this was enough to overcome the power of a united working class.EFU’s victory came two days after a solidarity action by students of the Boldly Elon Solidarity Collective, a group of student organizations demanding racial, social and economic justice at the university. On March 2 during “Elon Day,” a major annual fundraiser, BESC staged protests around campus against the school’s union busting. Facing a well organized union and a campaign to withhold donations because of the university’s anti-worker stance, the uprising within the Elon community left university administrators with no choice but to bargain.Alamance attacks on union organizersThe victory at Elon — especially in the context of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office’s racist attacks on voter registration, which included Elon organizers — must be seen in the historical context of efforts by the Communist Workers Party to organize textile mills there in the 1970s.On Nov. 3, 1979, five of those organizers were killed in Greensboro by the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party and various federal and local law enforcement agencies. The dead included Sandra Neely Smith, a nurse and the former student body president of Bennett College — one of only two Historically Black Colleges for women. Others killed were  Dr. James Waller, Dr. Michael Nathan, William Evan Sampson and Cesar Cauce. Every day of struggle for Black liberation and worker power in North Carolina since 1979 has taken place in the context of this horrific attack. Union victories at Elon University — including a now-unionized School of Law — testify to the power of solidarity amid harsh conditions in North Carolina and throughout the South.Organizing the SouthOrganizing educators is an uphill battle in a state where collective bargaining for public workers is still banned. Called “the Jim Crow law” by the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150, the ban originated in legal segregation.But recent significant victories in the state in health care, education and public sector worker organizing — and the emergence of powerful worker organizations such as the Southern Workers Assembly and Durham Workers Assembly, an ally of the Elon Faculty Union — show the tide is turning in favor of workers across the South.On Sept. 19, 2020, National Nurses United won the “largest hospital union victory in the South since 1975” at Mission Hospital in Asheville. And in public education, the North Carolina Association of Educators has been largely successful in winning school shutdowns and early vaccine access to keep education workers — including teachers, facilities workers and administrative staff — safe as the pandemic rages on. The public sector generally has been well organized, with UE Local 150 in recent years winning a $15 an hour minimum wage for public employees, including those in school districts, municipalities and the UNC System. The victory at Elon ties together education workers in that public system and private universities across six contiguous counties through the central part of the state, creating a strong regional community of workers organizing against efforts by bosses, politicians and billionaires to dominate these institutions.A victory over systemic white supremacyWhite supremacy — which pervades every aspect of life in the U.S. — can be especially sharp in private education. Many of the gains of the Civil Rights Movement to ensure adequate access to people of color end up interpreted through boards of trustees and presidents, who approach the university as if it were a real estate company or the research arm of a corporation guarded by a private police force. In defiance of antidiscrimination law, U.S. universities continue to offer high paying jobs with benefits and job security disproportionately to white men. At Elon University, while the majority of full-time faculty are still men, the majority of part-time adjunct faculty are women and gender-oppressed people — with similar sharp disparities existing across lines of nationality as well. By exercising the maximum achievable discrimination at every stage of the educational process, from admissions to costs to hiring, private universities preserve white patriarchal supremacy while cultivating the appearance of “diversity” or “inclusion” through the use of adjunct instructors.Unionization offers higher pay, better benefits and better job security for adjuncts, limiting the university’s ability to divide and conquer classroom instructors by race and gender. Student organization, faculty unionization and community solidarity all limit the university’s discriminatory capacities and offer the promise of education by workers for workers — a threatening prospect to the anti-Black, anti-woman and anti-worker status quo.Next stepsAs the EFU prepares to negotiate at Elon, pressure has not let up. Elon dining and physical plant staff, alongside the Boldly Elon Solidarity Collective, are now demanding hazard pay for campus workers. This recognizes that all workers — not just adjunct faculty — have shared interests against their greedy administration. Students have demanded the resignation of Police Chief Joseph LeMire. He left his last job as campus top cop at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2019, after going along with neo-Nazis who attempted to disrupt a Jewish community event. Throughout North Carolina communities, the working class continues to unite and challenge the white supremacist, sexist operations of university management. And as EFU’s organizing committee leader Anna Love has said, each victory is “a victory for all of us.” calvin deutschbein is a North Carolina-based education worker and member of Workers World Party-Durham. In late 2019, hired by Elon University as an adjunct in Computer Science, calvin joined the Elon Faculty Union Organizing Committee, supported student organizing efforts, and participated in county-level campaigns against policing and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, voter suppression and Confederate monuments.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more