SciPlay begins trading on Nasdaq Stock Market

first_img SciPlay, the former social games subsidiary of Scientific Games, has begun trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market as part of its initial public offering (IPO).The digital games developer has launched 22m shares of Class A common stock on New York’s Nasdaq Global Market, with shares now available at a cost of $16 each.SciPlay, which filed for permission to list its shares last month, has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3.3m shares of stock at the IPO.Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as lead book-running managers for the IPO, while Goldman Sachs & Co., Morgan Stanley & Co., Macquarie Capital (USA) Inc. and RBC Capital Markets are serving as book-running managers.Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Wedbush Securities Inc. are acting as co-managers.“SciPlay’s listing on the Nasdaq as a public company is a new beginning for us,” SciPlay CEO Josh Wilson said. “We believe that operating independently, with Scientific Games’ business support and access to intellectual property, will help us as we continue on our mission of becoming the no.1 casual mobile gaming company in the world.”Nasdaq Stock Exchange president, Nelson Griggs, added: “SciPlay provides highly entertaining free-to-play games that millions of people play every day for their authenticity, engagement and fun. They are a global organisation powered by a culture of innovation that utilises data to enhance user experience.”Scientific Games first revealed plans to spin off its social gaming division in November of last year, saying at the time that the IPO would allow it to “provide greater flexibility to pursue additional growth initiatives” and “unlock additional value” for its shareholders.The supplier said that proceeds from the offering would be used to pay down the business’s net debt, which stood at $9.1bn at December 31, 2018. SciPlay begins trading on Nasdaq Stock Market AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address SciPlay, the former social games subsidiary of Scientific Games, has begun trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market as part of its initial public offering (IPO). A total of 22m shares of Class A common stock have been made available at $16 per share. Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Social gaming 7th May 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & gameslast_img read more

Industry 2021 predictions: part eight – social responsibility

first_imgMC: In this day and age, we see more research published, and more individuals with lived experience speaking about what consumer protection should look like. Nonetheless, at times it seems that stakeholders, including industry operators, might not be looking into this fountain of knowledge, and therefore making changes (or not making changes) that hinder consumer protection, which can negatively impact gamblers and affected others. We should be working together towards sustainable gambling and not exploitative gambling. MZC: There is a certain degree of inevitability to stake and speed limits for online slot and casino content, as given this has been included in the call for evidence it is very difficult to argue against parity for similar content on machines in land-based venues. The affordability model that emerges from this review has the potential to be the real game-changer, though. While the Gambling Act Review’s call for evidence is ongoing, the Gambling Commission will be deciding on the model to implement in the interim. The success or otherwise of this is likely to determine the extent to which the government will intervene further. Britain has the potential to enact a system that prevents unaffordable losses while not impacting those who can afford above a deposit threshold where more rigorous checks would take place. Daniela Johansson: Social responsibility and sustainability is now seen as a strategic necessity for at least a majority of the operators and suppliers in the industry. We can definitely see that the Covid-19 pandemic has fast-forwarded the transformation in the gambling industry when it comes to social responsibility. During the year we have seen stricter regulations from a political and regulatory perspective. Even though they are said to be temporary restrictions, I do believe that they will continue in 2021 and going forward. Matt Zarb-Cousin: The House of Lords Gambling Industry Select Committee report definitely felt like a watershed moment in terms of foregrounding both the urgency and breadth of the gambling reform agenda. The quantity of recommendations and cross-party support of their inquiry into the impact of the 2005 Gambling Act have definitely set the tone for the recently announced Gambling Act Review, and added to an influential chorus including the Public Accounts Committee, the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group and the Social Market Foundation, all of which identified a consensus in what the government should prioritise when it comes up with its recommendations following the call for evidence. As we look to the year ahead, industry experts share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.  GH: There are a number of ways to show commitment to social responsibility, however the key thing is to make sure it is at the core every part of the business. At Entain we launched Changing for the Bettor – our safer gambling strategy, which is made of seven pillars and has transformed the way we operate by keeping safer gambling at the centre of what we do. Furthermore, we have launched the Entain Foundation, which oversees all of our CSR initiatives, and have committed to donating over £100m to the Foundation over the next five years. However, I don’t think that we will yet see that many global limits during 2021, where the player sets one limit that is used for all gambling across different operators. Not having global limits will mean that players who want to play more than their set limit will move across operators and brands. From a social responsibility perspective, players will still be able to lose big sums of money but the spending will be distributed at several different operators. One effect of this will probably be that we will see fewer VIP programmes in the future within the regulated markets. GH: We have seen the launch of the Gambling Act Review by the government recently. Entain has welcomed the review, and that the government has stated the outcomes must be evidence-based and proportionate to the problems they aim to solve. Player protection is paramount, however, the ‘one-size fits all’ approach to regulation is something that could cause regression in the progress the industry has been making with safer gambling. As we have seen recently with regulatory developments in countries such as Sweden, there is a danger that overzealous regulation sadly drives customers to the unregulated black market, where there are no player protection policies. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Maris Catania, head of responsible gaming and research, KindredGrainne Hurst, group corporate affairs director, EntainDaniela Johansson, deputy CEO and chief responsibility officer, PAFMatt Zarb-Cousin, founder, Clean Up Gambling Matt Zarb-cousin Regions: Europe US Maris Catania: I think one of the more transformational things for the industry was the fact that we had to shift to working from home with less than a week’s notice. For some colleagues this might have rendered quite a difficult transition, whereas to others, we can see that it has calmed down our hectic lifestyle. Being someone myself who would need to travel at least once a month, moving to not travelling for almost a whole year, I can see that remote working and participating online in conferences has become the new norm. I think both these aspects will have a major impact for operators as we are seeing a new way of working, which perhaps might help people look into more work-life balance. Grainne Hurst: Technology without a doubt has been one of the key drivers of keeping everyone connected during the pandemic. What is most interesting is how technology can be a disruptive force for good – both in protecting our players but also in offering them new experiences. A great example of this was during the first UK national lockdown. With the absence of some significant sporting events, we saw a rise in virtual sports. Part three brought in finance experts, followed by marketers in part four and recruiters for part five. Technology and innovation was the focus of part six and part seven covered regulation. Unfortunately the gambling industry doesn’t have a good reputation in the eyes of the public and we now see stricter measurements being taken from a regulatory perspective. An effect of this is that gaming companies will need to adapt to a new business model where they have to rely on another type of customer database, with players not spending as much. This will put pressure on cost efficiency and mean that new ways of working are needed in order to have a profitable and sustainable business. What do you feel is going to be a ‘game-changer’ for the industry in the coming year? Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter MC: From my end I will always be considering the safer and responsible gambling approach, and I think this should really be the focus for every operator this year. The pandemic, through lockdowns and spending more time at home, might have resulted in more issues for some players, and I think this should really be the focus of what we do. Operators should really look into focusing more on consumer protection and sustainable revenue. Looking back at 2020, what – other than the Covid-19 pandemic – did you feel was transformational for the industry? And how much of a lasting effect do you think the Covid-19 pandemic will have going forward?  Operators have made good progress in becoming more socially responsible, but they aren’t necessarily using all the tools at their disposal to minimise harm and this should be the focus for the year ahead. Grainne Hurst GH: The rise in opportunities for online gaming and sports betting in emerging markets continues to be a game-changer. These newly regulated markets have also seen developments in online payment mechanisms and the proliferation of technology such as smartphones and tablets are key drivers for business growth. With this opportunity comes responsibility and therefore it is important to continue the high level of player protection measures in these emerging markets. Sustainability and responsibility work harmoniously together to create a successful and reputable business. Interviewees On the other hand, what do you feel could disrupt the sector or slow progress? Social responsibility DJ: Transparency will be the key in order to gain trust for the gambling industry in the eyes of the public and policymakers. As an industry we are not trusted and different surveys have found the gambling industry is one of the least trusted industries. The first step to change this is to be transparent regarding the customer database and segments and to show the effectiveness of the responsible gaming measures implemented. Also, I would like to see more true commitment to responsible gaming, where operators and suppliers really care about their customers – basic things like integrating responsible gaming into the customer journey, providing high-end tech tools and taking actions when needed, even if it will hurt the business. Daniela Johansson DJ: The discussion on affordability will most likely continue in the coming year. On one hand, you have the gambling companies lobbying for voluntary limits set by the players themselves and systems for detecting risky gambling patterns, which are not always easy to understand in terms of how they work or how effective they are. On the other hand, you have the policymakers and politicians, who want clear and easy to understand regulations. My guess is that we will see stricter blanket limits in several jurisdictions. MZC: It would be better for all sides of the gambling debate – both reformers and the industry – if the government does not delay putting forward its recommendations following the Gambling Act Review’s call for evidence. It is expected that the white paper is likely to be published around summer 2021. Everyone concerned with this issue would prefer progress to be made as quickly as possible, and for the reforms to be enacted by 2022. Industry 2021 predictions: part eight – social responsibility DJ: Channelisation is a key question that will be important for the industry going forward. If the channelisation is too low, the responsible gaming measurements will only protect the players playing with regulated operators. This is neither good for the players nor for the industry. Cooperation and willingness to develop the sector will be important for regulators, politicians, operators and suppliers to avoid slowing down the progress. In the final part of our eight-part series, we talk to experts in social responsibility. In part one we heard from igaming operators and suppliers, then in part two land-based operators and suppliers. Topics: Social responsibility CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling 24th February 2021 | By contenteditor MZC: Operators and suppliers should engage constructively with the gambling review. As the House of Lords Gambling Industry Select Committee found, 60% of profits coming from 5% of customers is unsustainable. This figure presents a challenge for regulators, for government and for the industry. Reducing harm will mean reducing profits in the short term, but it will mean the long-term viability and sustainability of the sector in the face of increasing public, media and political pressure. Maris Catania Tags: iGB 2021 Predictions What do operators and suppliers need to do in 2021 to show their commitment to social responsibility? MC: Actually commit to it! We need to get to a point that as operators and suppliers, what we are doing is to minimise harm and not maximise revenue. In the long run, if harm is minimised, collaborations with stakeholders (research, education, treatment, lived experiences) are formed and changes are made for consumer protection to be the main goal of the industry, then the harm prevented will outweigh any other company goal. 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2 cheap shares I’d buy today

first_img2 cheap shares I’d buy today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. With the FTSE 100 having dropped roughly 200 points (3.4%) since last Friday, it’s not been a great week for UK shareholders. Likewise, the index has slipped around 265 points (4.5%) over the past month. It’s been a lousy year for the Footsie, having collapsed by 2,000 points (26.4%). But enough of the past. I think the way to benefit from these continued declines in the future is to keep buying cheap shares in solid businesses.These two cheap shares are smokingI’m here to discuss two tobacco stocks. As a smoker for around a third of a century, I know how unpleasant, unhealthy and expensive this addictive habit can be. As an investor, I also know that tobacco shares are absolutely out of the question for ethical investors. Yet tobacco stocks are popular with income-fund managers and value investors looking to buy cheap shares for their reliable returns.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…Cheap stock #1: British American TobaccoMy first low-priced stock is the Goliath of the two: British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). At its current share price of £24.70, BATS has a market value of £57.7bn, so it’s one of the largest members of the FTSE 100 by size.What’s more, thanks to its reliable earnings and global scale, BATS has risen up the ranks to become the #2 dividend payer in the entire FTSE 100. Yet the BATS share price has taken a beating in 2020, pushing it deeper into the ‘cheap shares’ dustbin. At their 52-week high on 15 January, BATS shares closed at £35.07, so they are over £10 cheaper today. Yet cigarette sales have held up well during the pandemic.The obvious attractions of BATS are its lowly rated earnings and steadily rising quarterly dividends. At today’s price, BATS shares trade on price-to-earnings ratio of 9.2, for an earnings yield of 10.9%. Based on four quarterly cash dividends of 52.6p per share, BATS shares offer a mighty 8.5% dividend yield. As a value investor, BATS ticks my boxes, which is why I would buy and hold its cheap shares (preferably inside an ISA) today.Cheap stock #2: Imperial BrandsCompared to BATS, Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) is a relative tiddler, weighing in at a market cap of £12bn. Yet as an investment, Imperial shares offer similarly attractive fundamentals as those of its larger counterpart. The maker of Davidoff, Gauloises and JPS cigarettes produces reliable recurring earnings and strong cash flows that translate into bumper dividends.However, as with BATS, Imperial’s stock has also been dumped in the bargain bin of cheap shares. On Thursday, Imperial shares closed at 1227.5p, down 30.2% in 12 months. Furthermore, Imperial shares today are almost 850p (40.8%) below their 2020 high of 2,072p, hit on 17 January.One reason for Imperial shares’ decline is the company’s decision earlier this year to cut its interim dividends by a third (to 20.85p a share, from 31.28p). Yet based on a one-third cut to the previous yearly dividend of 206.57p, these cheap shares offer a forward dividend yield of 11.2% a year. That’s more than enough income to compensate for short-term volatility and/or declines, which is why I would also buy and hold this tobacco stock today! Cliff D’Arcy | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: BATS IMB Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Who Is John Mitchell?

first_imgAlso make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with England Rugby and support Eddie Jones as head coach,” Mitchell said. “I will be joining an elite high-performance programme, Test team and coaching group where I will use all my experience and focus to bring the necessary clarity and confidence to the players from a defensive perspective.”Eddie Jones said; “Defence is a key pillar of our game and John is an experienced coach.  He’s coached the All Blacks, USA Rugby and a number of Super Rugby sides so he will bring a wealth of experience and add to the coaching mix we have here.”It has also been announced Scott Wisemantel will continue his role as attacking coach.Wisemantel first joined up with the England side for the 2018 series in South Africa, and the former rugby union and rugby league player has stayed on.Eddie Jones said at the time, “We are really pleased to have Scott back for the Quilter Internationals as we continue to develop our attack. He did a great job with us in South Africa in June.”Wisemantel has worked with Jake White at Montpellier and has worked with Jones before at the 2015 World Cup with Japan.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Who Is John Mitchell?At the 2019 Rugby World Cup you are sure to hear a lot about England‘s improved defence which is probably down to the introduction of John Mitchell as defence coach back in 2018. Who exactly is he? Let’s take a look.Born in Taranaki, New Zealand John Mitchell has led an illustrious and global coaching career.A former back-rower, Mitchell made his name as a number eight whilst playing for Waikato, a provincial side on the north island of New Zealand. He eventually was given the captaincy of the side and would do so 86 times. He also scored 67 tries for the team.Mitchell never quite made it into the All Blacks Test side although he did represent the men in black on six uncapped occasions in a Tour of Britain in 1993.Heading into 1995, he became a player coach for Fraser Tech before eventually retiring later that year. He then pursued a career in coaching which has seen him coach teams across the globe as you can see below.John Mitchell Coaching Record1994-1995 – Fraser Tech1996 – Ireland (Forwards coach)1996-1999 – Sale Sharks1997-2000 England‘ (Forwards coach)1999-2000 London Wasps (Assistant coach)2000 – Waikato B2000-2001 – Chiefs2001-2003 – New Zealand2004-2005 – Waikato2006-2010 – Western Force2010-2012 – Golden Lions2011-2012 – Lions2012 – Sale Sharks (director of rugby)2013-2014 – UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal)2016-2017 – United States2017 – Bulls and Blue Bulls2018 – England (defence coach)His most recent head coaching role was with the Bulls, a South African team based in Pretoria. Get to know the former All Blacks coach who has just become England’s next defence coach. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update – Day 9

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 5Japan741526 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The 2016 Summer Olympic Medal Count – Day 9Team USA retains a comfortable lead over second-place China by adding 10 more medals in Day 9.Simone Biles became the first US women to win Gold in the Women’s vault.Usain Bolt added a gold for Jamaica in the 100-meters (his 3rd Gold in the event).   Great Britain’s count also increased with help from Andy Murray and Justin Rose. Rose won Gold in men’s golf.  This was the first time in 112 years that golf was included in the Olympic games.And Great Britain closed the gap on China and is now within 11 medals of becoming number 2 in the medal count.Here is a a list of all ten Day 8 U.S. medal winners:GoldSimone Biles, Women’s vault (gymnastics)Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Mixed doubles (tennis)SilverJustin Gatlin, Men’s 100-meter (track and field)Madison Kocian, Women’s uneven bars (gymnastics)Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, Mixed doubles (tennis)BronzeLaShawn Merritt, Men’s 400-meter (track and field)Nico Hernandez, Men’s light fly 49-kilogram (boxing)Alex Naddour, Men’s pommel horse (gymnastics)Matt Kuchar, Men’s golfSarah Robles, Women’s over 75-kilogram (weightlifting)The Top Ten countries at the end of Day 9 are: Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSolympics Previous articleOn this day: Woodstock!Next articleEarly Voting Begins Today Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4Russia9111030 6France78722 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal 3Great Britain1516738 Please enter your name herecenter_img 10South Korea63514 1United States26212269 9Germany85417 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 8Italy78621 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7Australia67922 Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2China15131745last_img read more

Scotty and Mils on how France managed to get the 2023 RWC

first_imgThursday Nov 16, 2017 Scotty and Mils on how France managed to get the 2023 RWC Yesterday’s announcement that France have been awarded the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been met with surprise, particularly after South Africa were named as the ‘recommended’ candidate recently, coming out on top on the official scorecard of requirements.However, in the final vote France received 24 votes to South Africa’s 15. In the first round, France received 18 votes to South Africa’s 13 and Ireland’s eight.Questions have now been asked as to how this happened, after France hosted the 2007 tournament and Ireland have never even hosted it. More significantly, why was there such a swing in votes despite one candidate looking like the clear winner?VOTING PROCESS: As the candidate unions were not able to vote, there were 39 votes to be won, split up as follows:  The four remaining Six Nations unions and three remaining SANZAAR unions had 3 votes eachThe six regional associations (Oceania Rugby, Sudamerica Rugby, Rugby Americas North, Rugby Europe, Rugby Africa and Asia Rugby) and the Japan Rugby Football Union had two votes eachThe remaining four votes belonged to Georgian Rugby Union, Rugby Canada, USA Rugby and Federatia Romana de RugbyThe unions/regional associations cast their votes as they saw fit, including splitting their votes or abstainingThe entire process has been overseen by independent auditorsAs no candidate won a clear majority (20 votes or more) after the first ballot, the candidate bid with the lowest number of votes dropped out and then a second ballot was called between the remaining two.“We produced a compelling bid document that earned the unanimous recommendation of the Rugby World Cup Ltd board. That recommendation was questioned last week by rivals, but endorsed a second time by World Rugby last week,” said President of SA Rugby, Mark Alexander.“However, the view of the experts and World Rugby’s leadership was overturned by World Rugby Council members, who may have had other factors to take into account. We cannot hide our desolation but, for the sake of rugby we wish the 2023 tournament hosts every success.”Scotty Stevenson and Mils Muliaina discuss in their latest The Short Ball podcast. Here is a short excerpt from it, and you can listen to the full episode rugbypassADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… 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 ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes

first_img “COPY” “COPY” KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectesSave this projectSaveKL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 15 Share Houses ArchDaily Canadacenter_img 2015 Architects: Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes Photographs:  Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. At our first meeting, the clients spoke of simplicity and an open view of the woods. They wanted a house that “looks like a house.” They preferred a more traditional style, reminiscent of East Coast homes by the sea, standing like cedar-shingled “lighthouses,” standing strong against the storms. These houses seem to rise up to view the horizon. From the beginning, we could see that they were open to contemporaneity and boldness, even though they wished to retain the traditional country style of North Hatley’s early homes. This duality between the traditional and the modern was our guide throughout the design.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsWhen we first visited the property, we were charmed by the dense, leafy forest and deer close by. The property is bordered by a stream, and the sound of the water is both soothing and inspiring. It is located at the end of a mountainous domain, close to the heart of the village of North Hatley. The winding ‘’Méandres’’ road leads to the property, and the project is nestled in one of its sharp curves.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsUpon approach, the house has a strong presence, but its build and size give it a traditional look. Wandering through the property, the cedar seems to step back, allowing the indoors to mingle with the outdoors. It is almost like a boat that has come to rest on the banks of a bend in the river. The house is nestled into the side of the mountain, as if it slid, stopping just before the chasm. The main floor literally opens into the forest, and the upper level seems to float above it. The screened-in room, a continuation of the glass wall, reaches toward the forest, drawing the stream closer.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe KL house’s natural cedar siding and tin roof are reminiscent of some of North Hatley’s country homes. However, its elongated and streamlined shape contrasts subtly with the older, opulent homes on the shore of the lake. The house, and its adjacent garage, have a simple and well-assumed volumetry and a slanted roof with a small overhang, but this simplicity is destabilized by subtle shaping. The overhanging upper level covers the porch and terrace, protecting the windowed rooms on the main floor from the summer heat.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe absence of mouldings highlights the authentic character of the natural cedar shingles. The trimmed area’s smooth cedar planks provide a contrast to the textured shingles. In both cases, cedar shingles were chosen for their orange hue, which adds a touch of warmth to the project. Bold, wide openings along the siding frame the inner scenery.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe entrance hall leads to a bright transition area that opens up vertically, providing a glimpse of the upper level and its cedar ceiling. The living areas flow through an open, longitudinal space that offers a constant view of the forest. Dark trims around the windows enliven the home’s long facade. This linear movement continues and folds indoors to house the living room. A change in shape creates the library and the foyer. This darker area contrasts nicely with the white walls and lustrous furniture. The wood floors add a soft quality to the project. The open staircase invites the occupants to climb up. The upstairs walls are covered in cedar slats. An office area and long, low storage furnish the space. The bedrooms and bathroom are simple and discrete, each one providing a partial view of the landscape. A very large window in the master bedroom offers a glimpse of the lake through the trees.Save this picture!Floor PlanIn response to the clients’ wishes, the KL house looks “like a house” but also sets itself apart, in all simplicity, by re-interpreting the region’s early country homes. It also has a friendly maritime feel, far from the Atlantic.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily’s Top 20 Most Read Articles of 2015ArticlesTEN Arquitectos Selected to Design Luxury Resort for the Cayman IslandsArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•North Hatley, Canada CopyAbout this officeBourgeois / Lechasseur architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorth HatleyCanadaPublished on December 16, 2015Cite: “KL House / Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes” 16 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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RISD North Hall / NADAAA

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Principal:Nader TehraniPrincipal In Charge:Katherine FaulknerManaging Principal:Arthur ChangDesign Team:Matthew Waxman, Gretchen Neeley, Nathan Vice, Richard Lee, Aaron WellerCode:Jensen HughesPlumbing:Arden Engineering ConstructorsAccoustics:AcentechEnvelope Consultant:Wiss, Janney, Elstner AssociatesSpecifications:Kalin Associates Inc.City:ProvidenceCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John HornerRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseLouvers / ShuttersRabel Aluminium SystemsElectric Folding Shading System – Rabel 14000Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. One of the most characteristic spaces of Providence is the RISD Beach with Pietro Belluschi’s perforated brick façade giving an abstract perforated front to the one public space that ties the Quad to the downtown sphere. It is this brick that has become the tectonic glue to the site, having the ability to ground the extension up the hill towards Prospect Street and the New Dormitory. The brick serves as retaining walls, pilasters, and the grounding façades of both the north and south faces of North Hall. The mission of the masterplan dictated the maximum amount of beds, which in turn created massing that was overscaled for the site.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!Plan and sectionSave this picture!© John HornerLocated alongside the List Building by Philip Johnson, the strategy for this building was to excavate out of its mass as much volume as possible in order to relate its sub-components—cornice lines, terraces, material shifts—to the various contextual elements on Angel, Prospect, and Waterman streets. Acknowledging the predicament that almost all of the contemporary construction is composed of laminar units (skin systems, vapor barrier, waterproofing, gyp board) the skin system on this building adopts the slick roof systems of the surrounding context, the prevalent slate roof systems of the RISD and Brown campuses, for its eastern and western faces.Save this picture!© John HornerThis monumentalizes the shingle system in tandem with awning windows whose operability reinforces the shingle system. These façades celebrate the aesthetic of thinness. Critical to the conception of this project are building technologies that adopt composite systems to bring out the best of optimal material use.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!© John HornerFor instance, by having a hybrid steel structure with cross-laminated timber infill (the first hybrid CLT/steel housing project in New England), we were able to gain 9’ high raw wood ceilings, without the need for added finishes. In turn, this allows all the mechanical systems to be located in the corridor, feeding the bedrooms of the entry wall only and having a minimal impact on the room. Thus, the bedroom serves as a plenum for the mechanical system with fresh air intake and output working in combination with the variable refrigerant flow unit that controls the air temperature.Save this picture!© John HornerSave this picture!© John HornerFrom the thoughtful input of the campus community, the design features common spaces for socializing, making, reflecting, and creative expression, tailored to meet the varied needs of today’s art and design students. The building includes spaces that facilitate interaction through social lounges, a shared kitchen, a studio, gallery spaces, as well a spray booth, and bike storage. Odeh Engineers Apartments Landscape Architecture: CopyApartments, Dorms•Providence, United States Area:  40750 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Mechanical: Structural Engineering: Shawmut Design and Construction Manufacturers: Sika, Kohler, Nordic Structures, Sherwin-Williams, Symmons, Chicago Faucet, Rhye furniture collection “COPY” Electrical: Photographs:  John Horner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectscenter_img Construction Manager: Environmental Systems Inc. RISD North Hall / NADAAASave this projectSaveRISD North Hall / NADAAA Landworks Studio RISD North Hall / NADAAA Year:  United States Reilly Electrical Contractors (RELCO) Project gallerySee allShow lessWaterfront Clubhhouse / Abin Design StudioSelected ProjectsSeabright Residence / Peter Braithwaite StudioSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© John Horner+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: NADAAA Area Area of this architecture project 2019 CopyAbout this officeNADAAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsProvidenceOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on February 23, 2021Cite: “RISD North Hall / NADAAA” 22 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Five new IoF Fellows announced at National Fundraising Convention

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 July 2015 | News Mark Astarita OBEMark Astarita joined the British Red Cross as Director of Fundraising in 2003, moving from The National Deaf Children’s Society where he held the position of Deputy Chief Executive.He has over 20 years’ experience of fundraising in the voluntary sector and during his eleven years at the British Red Cross, he has been responsible for launching over 60 emergency appeals, including appeals for the 2011 Japan Tsunami, the 2005 London Bombings, the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan appeal and most recently the Ebola Appeal.He is widely known in the voluntary sector, often utilising his experience through his involvement in a variety of charities and public bodies. In 2008 he became a trustee of IoF and was its chair between 2011 and 2014. He is now a trustee on the board of his local hospice, St Joseph’s. He was awarded an OBE for services to fundraising in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.Eric GroundsEric Grounds was Director of Fundraising at Sue Ryder for five years until the end of March 2010, during which time he recognised that the charity needed to create a strong regional fundraising presence to support 12 hospices and neurological centres. He created fundraising manager positions at each centre and specialisms including corporate, trusts, individual giving and legacies.In addition to his day job, he has been a consultant in the voluntary sector for 23 years at Eric Grounds Fundraising Associates and was previously director of national appeals at Marie Curie Cancer Care.A former magistrate, Grounds also held the title of High Sheriff of Northumberland between April 2006 and April 2007.Liz MonksLiz Monks has been a professional fundraiser for almost 20 years. Her career has spanned the sector and touched a number of causes, including Terrence Higgins Trust, Action on Hearing Loss, Shelter, Action for Children, Breast Cancer Campaign and Alzheimer’s Society.She has raised hundreds of millions over this time, enabling the transformation of the charities she has served along the way. Liz has also supported, developed and guided other fundraisers to do the same, encouraging best practice and the advancement of the profession.Between 2012 and 2014 she volunteered her time as Chair of the National Fundraising Convention Board. Working with the Institute and the 25-strong board of senior fundraisers she helped develop Convention further, achieving a sold-out event in 2014.Dr Claire RoutleyDr Claire Routley has worked in fundraising for ten years for charities ranging from a local hospice to Age UK. She is a full member of the Institute of Fundraising and a Chartered Marketer. She is also a tutor and examiner on the Institute of Fundraising’s certificate and diploma courses.She hold’s the world’s first PhD in Legacy Marketing. Her thesis discussed how people’s life experiences have contributed to their legacy decision making, and how they want to be remembered in the future. She has spoken on legacies at academic and practitioner conferences nationally and internationally.Bruce TaitBruce Tait has worked as a fundraiser for over 25 years, holding Director level posts at several Scottish charities. As a consultant he has worked for numerous charities throughout Europe and in North America. He is a former Chair of IoF Scotland and a Trustee of the Macrobert Art Centre, Developing World Health, Falkirk Football Community Foundation, and Scottish Outdoor Education Centres.In 2007 he set up Bruce Tait Associates, the voluntary sector recruitment agency for Scotland. Five new IoF Fellows announced at National Fundraising Convention Tagged with: Awards Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / peoplecenter_img The Institute of Fundraising has announced the award of five Fellowships. Mark Astarita OBE, Eric Grounds, Liz Monks, Dr Claire Routley and Bruce Tait received the honour for their contribution to fundraising above and beyond their day job.The announcement was made by Richard Taylor, Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, at the Institute’s AGM, held during the three-day National Fundraising Convention in London.He said:“Becoming a Fellow of the Institute is a badge of honour which recognises a substantial contribution to fundraising and to the work of the Institute of Fundraising. As individuals, Fellows offer advice, guidance and support to trustees, staff and IoF members.“We are delighted to be awarding Fellowships of the Institute to five outstanding fundraisers who have clearly demonstrated immense commitment to so many good causes and great support to the fundraising community. I am particularly pleased that my predecessor as chair, Mark Astarita, is being honoured by the institute for his outstanding contribution to fundraising.”As well as commitment to fundraising, Fellowship also acknowledges these individuals’ voluntary support of the Institute in the development of the profession of fundraising. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. 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P&H HC Seeks RGNUL Response To Students’ Plea Against Demand For Full Semester Fee Amid COVID-19

first_imgNews UpdatesP&H HC Seeks RGNUL Response To Students’ Plea Against Demand For Full Semester Fee Amid COVID-19 Radhika Roy11 July 2020 11:31 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) challenging the demand made for fee for the semester of August to December in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging an Order dated June 20 wherein it was decided that the relief to students would merely include waiver of the annual increase in…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 plea has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court by students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (RGNUL) challenging the demand made for fee for the semester of August to December in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenging an Order dated June 20 wherein it was decided that the relief to students would merely include waiver of the annual increase in the tuition fee and a temporary postponement of the Mess Fee, the plea contends that the charging of full fees is an “insult to the injury suffered by the students at the hands of the Administration which is exhiting an inflexible stand towards the matter”. Filed by Advocates Varun Issar, Sehej Sandhwalia and Sarthak Gupta the students of the law school, Aditya Kashyap, Shubham Shukla, Aviral Kumar Mishra, Vaibhav Mukhraiya, Harsh Gopal Daga and Anmol Mahajan, the plea submits that “it is highly arbitrary, illegal and against the basic principles of equity and justice on part of the University to charge fees for amenities and services such as Moot Court that have been suspended in these times of COVID-19.” The matter had been taken up on Friday by Justice BS Walia of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Advocate Punit Gupta, appearing on behalf of RGNUL, submitted to the Court that no late fees would be imposed upon the students. The Court has directed the University to file its Reply and has listed the matter for July 22 for final arguments. The issues raised in the plea are as follows: 1. There have been no regular online classes as per the schedule announced. Moreover, the Respondent continues to charge fees beyond the tuition fee amounting to 50% plus the actual warranted amount. The plea states that the notice dated 12.04.2020 informing the students that online classes will be conducted is a “sham as hardly any online classes took place since 15.04.2020.” 2. Bare perusal of the heads under which the fee is being charged reveals that the Respondent is charging Amenities Fee, Campus Development Fund, Moot Court Fees, Examination Fees and Library Fee, despite the campus of the University being completely shut. 3. With the students having gone back to their respective homes due to the pandemic and online classes being conducted, the plea avers that the charging of full fees for unutilized amenities is illegal and the University is profiteering at the cost of the students. “Furthermore, the Hostel Fee being charged from the Petitioner students is in full and not a mere rental. It is worthwhile to mention here that due to non-occupation of hostel rooms, the Respondent No. 2 is not incurring expenses on electricity, water and general upkeep and maintenance expenses. However, the Hostel Fee has not been adjusted to reflect such decrease in expenditure.” 4. While the Petitioners are “conscious of the Respondent’s liability to remunerate the teaching/non-teaching staff members of the University and other expenditure which, notwithstanding the closure of campus, is to be duly incurred”, it is submitted that their action to charge fee for every service for the entire semester while the routine in-campus activities remain suspended, is without any rationale and is thus arbitrary. The plea points out the that University is a State-Funded University which receives funds which are not entirely met out of the fee collected from the students. “It is thus arbitrary on part of a State University to collect such exorbitant fee from the students in such times, without consulting the students at large.” In light of the above, the petition prays for directions to quash the 20th June order asking for advance payment in full amount and imposing exorbitant fine on delay of payment of such fee. It further prays for directions to the Respondent to charge only that amount of fee from students in lieu of which expenditure is actually being incurred and can be accounted for. The plea also prays for directions to adjust the unutilized portion of fees charged for the summer semester (February – May 2020) towards the upcoming semester (August – December 2020).Click Here To Download Petition[Read Petition] Next Storylast_img read more