Navigating a storm of uncertainty

first_img29th April 2020 | By contenteditor Operators and suppliers face a massive challenge in preparing for the opening of Germany’s regulated betting and gaming market from July 2021. However those that invest wisely in this preparation stand to gain the most from the long-awaited opening, writes Greentube chief executive Thomas Graf.When Germany’s 16 states finally moved to unify the country’s fragmented and arguably ambiguous online casino laws, many were quick to assume that the market would present a gold rush.Looking at the fine print, however, the prospects are less hopeful. Included in the regulations are restrictions around maximum stakes, set at €1 per spin. Average spin durations are set at five seconds. Major jackpots are banned outright.All these measures present suppliers with the huge challenge of completely re-wiring games to meet the market’s unique requirements. The viability of the market has been thrown into further doubt by recent upheaval around licensing, adding yet more uncertainty to preparatory efforts.Yet, Germany’s online sector still promises incredible opportunity, and to make a strong start when it opens for business in July 2021, the industry has to put in the groundwork.When defining strategies to enter a new market, conducting thorough analysis and building deep understanding of the laws and regulations, both from a B2B and B2C perspective, is the number one priority.In Germany’s case, however, where the lack of an active regulatory body at this stage can make it difficult to clarify how restrictions should be interpreted, the challenges are amplified.Compliance concerns Given that the limits on stake value and spin time are different to any other market, ensuring content is compliant with laws requires suppliers to either redevelop existing games or create new titles that are specific to the requirements. With the €1 stake limit excluding high rollers from the market, and the five second average spin time adding further challenges to game development, suppliers have to think creatively to find solutions that ensure their offering is as attractive as possible within the regulatory confinements. We are working closely with Novomatic to make the necessary adjustments to our portfolios, leveraging our vast land-based experience in the European AWP market where bet limits, price limits, hour/loss limitations are common.For B2C operations, however, the road is simpler. There are parallels with the UK too, where we act as a technology partner to help land-based teams establish an online brand. Yet, ongoing uncertainty over licensing and “cross-vertical” restrictions have triggered pain points, presenting difficulties around cross-conversion and the status of existing online casinos.The issue of a potential progressive taxation also poses many questions currently, as no one knows where they will land on the scale. For land-based businesses, this can go as high as 90 percent – a level which if replicated in the online sector will prove even more testing considering the added complication of legal businesses versus the unregulated market.Shuffling the pack Despite the regulatory challenges, however, as Europe’s second biggest market, Germany presents big potential in terms of player volumes and revenue. Experience in the UK and Switzerland tells us that interactive versions of popular retail titles will immediately rank well in the online environment, particularly classic slots such as Book of Ra and traditional Fruit Games.In land-based venues, local players typically take comfort in familiarity with machines and their content. Titles which are already known and preferred in arcades and on casino floors are therefore expected to resonate well with new online audiences, building an inherent level of trust in the companies that provide them.The online uptake will largely depend on the attractiveness of the games from a player’s perspective after all of the regulations have been implemented. The German market is at present very diverse in terms of content – the issue is that it is not currently regulated.Enactment of the new legal framework will mean a re-shuffling in the market, as the currently unregulated offerings will also need to be recreated in order to comply. The interesting question is whether the “legal” offering that will come as a result of the new regulation will be restricted due to licensing issues. There is a strong chance that some will not be able to afford to continue supplying the market as a result of the high costs, entrance barriers, taxes and research and development requirements.The prediction is that only a few of the larger companies will survive the market shift, but that leaves the future of the current illegal market and its offerings uncertain. Diversification, therefore, will likely come with players now being able to play land-based titles online.Covid clarification With land-based casinos, arcades and betting venues currently closed down as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, online gaming is already seeing an uplift in Europe and in markets across the globe. However, as political conversations centre on responsible gaming, it is important to make the distinction between the types of players that are behind this recent spike.Customers who would normally engage with sports betting and land-based casinos or arcades are shifting to online substitutes, triggering a greater influx of new online players who have migrated towards slots or poker.The incremental revenues are, therefore, primarily derived from new, first-time players rather than existing players increasing their spend during the lockdown – and the behaviour of the former is quite conservative. These customers demonstrated a hesitancy to dip their toes in this new way of gaming and it is taking time to build their trust.The main question is whether the sudden increase in player volumes will be maintainable or not, and the standing of the industry’s main players after this “Covid-only effect”. We believe that retail numbers will not return to the same level as before the outbreak until sometime in 2021, as players trialling online offerings during this period will be converted for the long-term.Given that it is not clear how fast the land-based segment will reopen again – and to what extent – we are also not yet able to gauge how players will feel about returning to the land-based venues. Online, therefore will still offer a convenient alternative.In that regard, land-based operators and suppliers can also see this period as an opportunity to develop, strengthen and expand the online offering in their ecosystem. The importance of a strong online product has been brought sharply into focus in the wake of the pandemic, and cross-promotion between online and land-based, within the parameters of responsible gaming, has served as a lifeline for many brick and mortar operators.Strong SEO is another important factor to help grow online during this time and help people find the content both on the social and real-money gaming platforms.Hopefully, by the time the Germany’s regulated online sector goes live next year, the industry and the world will have returned to normality and the lingering uncertainties around the legislation resolved.Now is the time for the industry to ramp-up preparations and ensure that their offering is both compliant with the market’s tough restrictions, whilst also offering the best possible experience to new online audiences. Germany’s strong land-based heritage will no doubt help to bring loyal players online, and we expect great things from the promising sector.Greentube’s chief operating officer Georg Gubo will be discussing the Germany’s online gaming market, and its long road to regulation alongside leading gambling lawyers Wulf Hambach of Hambach & Hambach, and Rolf Karpenstein of Blume Ritscher Nguyen Rega in next week’s iGB webinar, Germany and its new regulatory regime – market opening or market closing? To find out more about this session, and to register to attend, click here. Navigating a storm of uncertainty Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Operators and suppliers face a massive challenge in preparing for the opening of Germany’s regulated betting and gaming market from July 2021. However those that invest wisely in this preparation stand to gain the most from the long-awaited opening, writes Greentube chief executive Thomas Graf. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germanylast_img read more

Tantalizers PLC ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgTantalizers PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Tantalizers PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tantalizers PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tantalizers PLC (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileTantalizers Plc is a fast food company in Nigeria with a network of quick-service restaurants and an outdoor catering businesses. The company produces a wide variety of quality products to eat in restaurants or for take-aways. This includes oven-baked pastries such as meat pies, chicken pies, Tanta rolls and beef rolls. Tantalizers Africana produces food with a rich indigenous culinary culture including African soups such as ogbono, egusi, efori-iro and edikaing-kong. Other dishes produced at Tantalizers Africana include porridge yam, pottage beans, ofada rice, plantain, stock fish, cowleg and moin-moin. Tantalizers Breakfast offers special breakfast deals ready as early as 7h30. Tantalizers Ice-cream is a range of mouth-watering soft-scoop ice-creams and hard ice-lollies. Tantalizers Bread is marketed under the Sunshine Bread brand. Tantalizers Cakes include a selection of cakes for celebrations which are customised on customer’s instructions. The company also produces an excellent choice of Chinese meals. Its catering division provides event catering services for private and corporate events as well as catering for industrial sites. Tantalizers Plc has 54 outlets located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Tantalizers Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited is an insurance company offering products and services for the retail and corporate sectors in Kenya and other countries in the Africa sub-region. The company provides life assurance, superannuation, industrial life assurance, bond investment and business incidental insurance services as well as insurance products and services for aviation, engineering, fire, liability, marine, private and commercial vehicles, personal accident, theft, workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability insurance. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited also offers asset management and property development services for the private and corporate sectors in Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Liberty Holdings Limited and is the holding company for Heritage Insurance Company and a short- and long-term insurance business called Liberty Life Kenya Assurance Limited. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited has a presence in 15 countries in the Africa sub-region. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Should I buy this 6%+ yielding oil stock instead of BP or Shell?

first_imgShould I buy this 6%+ yielding oil stock instead of BP or Shell? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Roland Head Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. When Royal Dutch Shell cut its dividend by 65% last year, it was the first time the FTSE 100 oil stock had reduced its payout since World War II. Shareholders (including me) got a rude awakening. Shell’s dividend wasn’t safe, after all.It was a similar story at rival BP. CEO Bernard Looney held on a little longer. But by August, BP’s payout had also been chopped.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The only big European oil stock that has held onto its high yield is Paris-based Total (LSE: TTA), whose shares currently yield around 6.5%. Should I sell my Shell shares and buy Total for a higher yield? It’s a change I’m considering. As I’ll explain.The renewable questionOne problem facing investors in oil stocks is that environmental concerns suddenly became more urgent last year. Institutional investors are now taking an increasingly dim view of big polluters.Shell, BP, and Total have all now made significant commitments to cut their carbon emissions. All three plan to become integrated energy companies, rather than oil and gas producers. They’re all increasing their investment in renewable energy.For example, Total recently invested €2.5bn in Indian renewable group Adani Green Energy. BP has been bidding for new UK offshore wind farm licences. Shell recently bought the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network, Ubitricity. It also owns a UK electricity supplier.I think the commitment being shown by each company is real. But I also think it’s far too soon to know how successful they’ll be. After all, they’re competing against more experienced renewable operators and established electricity producers.Why I might swap Shell for TotalThe dividend cuts at BP and Shell weren’t a complete surprise to me. Although I hoped Shell’s payout would be safe, I could see good reasons why both companies needed to cut. On balance, I think it was the right decision.The problem I have now is that Shell’s high dividend yield was my main reason for holding the stock. Although new buyers today can hope for a reasonable 4% yield from this oil stock, my purchase price was much higher than today’s share price. That means the yield on my Shell shareholding has fallen to under 2.5%, from more than 6% previously.By contrast, Total has just confirmed its policy of “supporting the dividend through economic cycles.” The payout for 2020 was held almost unchanged at €2.64 per share, compared to €2.68 in 2019.If Total’s dividend is left unchanged in 2021, then the shares offer a 6.5% yield at current levels. That’s nearly three times the yield I expect from my Shell shares this year.Which oil stock should I own?Should I sell Shell and buy Total? I haven’t decided yet. The problem is that I don’t want to overpay for shares in a sector that faces a lot of uncertainty.Although Total’s dividend yield attracts me, its shares already trade on 14 times 2021 forecast earnings. By contrast, Shell stock trades on just nine times 2021 forecast earnings.I know Shell quite well and believe the firm’s performance is likely to improve this year. I’m less familiar with Total. But the firm’s higher valuation suggests to me there’s more room for disappointment if difficulties arise.I haven’t made a final decision yet. But if I was buying an oil stock today for a new portfolio, I’d consider Total. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. Roland Head | Saturday, 13th February, 2021 | More on: RDSB TTA 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.last_img read more

Seven Tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

first_imgPuppy-proof your work space. If you plan on working with your dog, make sure your office environment is safe. Remove poisonous plants, hide electrical cords and wires and secure toxic items such as correction fluid and permanent markers. Any office items in question should be placed out of paw’s reach. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Previous articleToday is Take Your Dog to Work DayNext articleWilcox withdraws from US Senate Race Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Plan your pet’s feeding times carefully. During an important sales call is probably not the best time for a puppy potty break. Plan your dog’s feeding time around your work schedule and be sure to choose an appropriate area for your dog to relieve himself afterward. Prepare a doggie bag. Include food, treats, bowls, toys, leash, paper towels, clean-up bags and pet-safe disinfectant. If you are routinely in and out of your work space, consider bringing a baby gate for your doorway or a portable kennel for your dog’s comfort and your peace of mind. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 To ensure a peaceful, productive day of human and canine camaraderie, event creator Pet Sitters International provides pet owners seven tips to ensure a successful office visit on Take Your Dog to Work Day:Do an office check. No one will mind your dog being in the office, right? Well, maybe. Check with management and co-workers to see if anyone is allergic, afraid of or opposed to you bringing your dog to work on this special day. Be respectful of those you work with and plan an alternate celebration, if necessary. Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Avoid forcing co-workers to interact with your dog. Dog lovers will make themselves known. Sally from accounting and Joe in human resources may not want to play fetch or offer belly rubs, so be mindful of fellow employees’ time and space. To avoid pet accidents, monitor the amount of treats your pet is being given from your co-workers. Remember that chocolate, candy and other people food should not be shared with dogs and that not all non-dog owners will be aware that these items can be very toxic to your pooch. Please enter your comment! Have an exit strategy. Although most dogs enjoy Take Your Dog to Work Day, your pet may not. Should your dog become overly boisterous, agitated or withdrawn, consider taking him or her home or plan in advance for your professional pet sitter to offer a midday check-in visit. Never, under any circumstance, leave your pet alone in a vehicle while you work.Use this link to learn more about Take Your Dog to Work Day. Make sure Fido is fit for work. Even dogs don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Be sure your dog’s shots are current. Make plans to have your dog bathed and groomed before accompanying you to work. Be mindful of your dog’s “work-readiness.” You know your dog’s demeanor, so if he is aggressive or overly shy, it’s best to leave him at home. Consider how your dog has behaved in the past around strangers before making the decision to bring him – if your dog has shown fear, irritability or aggression, or if your dog has never met strangers, the workplace is not the best place for him.last_img read more

Jarryd Hayne ankle tap saves a certain France try at the London Sevens

first_imgSunday May 22, 2016 Jarryd Hayne ankle tap saves a certain France try at the London Sevens Jarryd Hayne came on late in Fiji’s Cup Quarter Final against France and was shown up on defence straight away, as he overshot and had to turn to chase a break down the right wing. He managed to save face though, putting in an excellent ankle tap that proved to be a try-saver.For some reason World Rugby edited out the lead up to the French break, not giving fans a full view of what really happened, only shining light on the good work Hayne did. We’ll try to get a clip fo the full lead up for you, as this is pretty misleading. The ankle tap was great though.Hayne hasn’t had a huge amount of success thus far in London, having a few decent touches but also giving away some penalties, showing that he still has a lot of learning to do.He hasn’t made a fool of himself by any means, but as most people predicted, he hasn’t really had time to really show what he is capable of. With Fiji through to the Cup Semi Finals, hopefully he’ll get more chances to show his worth later today.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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

Five teammate fights that, for the most part, shocked fans

first_imgMonday Feb 8, 2021 Five teammate fights that, for the most part, shocked fans Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones was sporting a shiner this weekend courtesy of teammate Jake Ball, so here is a quick look at some other famous teammate bust ups. ADVERTISEMENTSecond row Jones is known to bring the same intensity he shows on the pitch to the training ground, but he was on the receiving end on this occasion. The two second-rows are not the first teammates to butt heads with one another though. Paul O’Connell and Ryan CaldwellAs Ireland prepared for the 2007 World Cup, their future captain Paul O’Connell punched fellow lock Ryan Caldwell in a moment he would later describe as the “worst moment” of his career. The Munster legend took umbrage at a tackle by the Ulsterman in a non-contact session. A single punch left Caldwell unconscious and on the way to the hospital after a tooth had burst his cheek. Josh Lewsey and Danny CiprianiA 20-year-old Danny Cipriani was left flat on the floor by Josh Lewsey after the fly-half was accused of missing tackles in a Wasps training session in 2008.The former World Cup winner did not take kindly to a threat made by Cipriani during their spat and made him pay. The two soon patched things up and this ordeal was then incorporated into a try celebration. Carl Fearns and Gavin HensonThe infamous Carl Fearns right hand to the jaw of Gavin Henson is available for all to see thanks to CCTV footage. The former Bath teammates squared up to one another in a pub in 2013 before the 19 stone No8 knocked the Welshman out. ADVERTISEMENTBen Te’o and Mike BrownA training camp in Italy during England’s build up to the 2019 World Cup saw Ben Te’o and Mike Brown clash with one another. The greatest irony was that this was during a team social. Neither player was selected for the World Cup after this bust up, although Eddie Jones has said that the incident was not a reason for them missing out. Mohamed Haouas and Bismarck du PlessisMontpellier gave a perfect demonstration of how not to look like a cohesive team in 2018 when a brawl occurred between tempestuous prop Mohamed Haouas and Bismarck du Plessis during a pre-match warm-up. The entire stadium could see the prop throw a right hand before the match, although it did not affect the team’s performance as they won 41-3. ADVERTISEMENTCan you think of any others?  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 18 WEEKS AGO Faf de Klerk shows yet again why he’s the… 18 WEEKS AGO WATCH: CJ Stander puts in shot of the weekend… 18 WEEKS AGO WATCH: O’Mahony red in Cardiff sparks anger… 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 ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

House in Reckingen / Roman Hutter Architektur

first_img Year:  House in Reckingen / Roman Hutter Architektur 2012 2012 “COPY” House in Reckingen / Roman Hutter ArchitekturSave this projectSaveHouse in Reckingen / Roman Hutter Architektur Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Reckingen-Gluringen, Switzerland Save this picture!© Markus Käch+ 30 Share Architects: Roman Hutter Architektur Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Projects Year:  photographs:  Markus KächPhotographs:  Markus KächSave this picture!© Markus KächRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorInitial SituationThe Goms is a mountainous region located in the Valais canton. Besides the impressive landscape features a centuries-old tradition of wood construction which still exists in extensive parts of the area. Unfortunately, this building style didn’t evolve in a positive manner during the last couple of decades. Many of the newly built structures do not blend in with the character of the villages. Furthermore, no attempts are made to evolve a new style of housing based on the existing traditions. The goal should not be to solely conserve the existing context, but to develop an overall strategy rooted in the qualities and characteristics of the existing context. Save this picture!© Markus KächWooden StructuresThe history and culture of the villages in the Goms valley have always been closely related to the development of wooden structures. Unfortunately, the profound knowledge about the particular construction technique tends to sink into oblivion instead of being applied during the construction of new buildings. Therefore it is important to pass this valuable knowledge on to our descendants while making it more attractive again. This applies for the log construction method in particular. Due to the fact that it is deeply rooted in the region, it can be considered highly ecological and sustainable. Save this picture!© Markus KächProject SiteThe project site is located at the loosely populated northern edge of the village. A generic historical cluster of houses constructed in the log building method is located only a stone’s throw away. The building adapts the constructive logic of this significant historic construction style while reinterpreting it according to the clients needs. The sloping terrain mainly remains unchanged and is hence covered by the typical local meadows. Only a narrow pass way serves as connection between main entrance and adjacent road. To protect the wooden structure from moisture, it is placed on top of a concrete base which at the same time envelops the ground floor. The interior walls of this floor however are part of the wooden structure. They can be understood as an extension of the wooden upper floors reaching into the concrete shell consisting of the enclosing walls of the grond floor and the slab underneath. Like this, the wood can unopposedly spread its natural warmth within the entire volume of the building. Save this picture!© Markus KächMaterialThe character of the log building method is determining the structure and materiality of the project. The log structure itself is made of larch wood, which is more noble and resistant than spruce wood and is also used for the windows and most built-ins. The log walls, which penetrate the inside of the building are visible at all times. By contrast, the internally insulated outer walls are clad with gypsum boards and covered with grey slaked lime plaster. This generates a contrasting interplay between mineral and organic surfaces. The shadow gap along the upper edge of each plastered surface clearly reveals its non-structural character. Save this picture!© Markus KächSpacial ConceptDue to the system of chambers which is known to be typical for log buildings, the ground floor is symmetrically divided into a circulation zone and four equally sized rooms. Those contain bath and sauna, technical installations and two studios. This room layout widens upwardly according to the respective function of the rooms to climax right under the pitching roof as over heigh piano nobile. From here, one can gain access to the spacious balcony occupying the entire width of the building. Two outside benches invites to linger while being well sheltered from the wind. Save this picture!© Markus KächSustainability Thanks to the extraction of thermal heat from the ground, no fossil energy is used for heat production. The renewable construction material wood reduces the amount of grey energy and thus decisively minimizes the ecological footprint of the building. In addition to that, returning to the log building method preserves, revives and promotes a traditional local craftsmanship.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessCincinnati Live/Make Competition ResultsCompetition ResultsFocal Point Community Campus Proposal / HDR ArchitectureUnbuilt Project Share Area:  135 m² Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRoman Hutter ArchitekturOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesReckingen-GluringenHousesSwitzerlandPublished on February 28, 2013Cite: “House in Reckingen / Roman Hutter Architektur” 28 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Reckingen的住宅 / Roman Hutter Architektur是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Fundraising recruitment survey deadline approaches

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 February 2005 | News You still have time to complete the short two-page online survey. The Keystone Fundraising Recruitment survey, in association with UK Fundraising, will close on 25 February 2005, so if you haven’t completed it now is the time.The survey aims to provide a detailed picture of the methods of recruitment that UK charities and organisations use to reach and recruit fundraisers.UK Fundraising will be sharing the summary results next month. Advertisementcenter_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Fundraising recruitment survey deadline approaches Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statisticslast_img read more

Black activists say: ‘Shut Down AFRICOM!’

first_imgThe following press release was issued on Oct. 1, 2018, by the Black Alliance for Peace, a group of Black anti-imperialist activists.The Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) has launched U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM, a campaign designed to end the U.S. invasion and occupation of Africa.Today marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of AFRICOM, short for U.S. Africa Command. Although U.S. leaders say AFRICOM is “fighting terrorism” on the continent, we believe geopolitical competition with China is the real reason behind AFRICOM’s existence. AFRICOM is a dangerous structure that has only increased militarism.When AFRICOM was established in the months before Barack Obama assumed office as the first Black president of the United States, a majority of African nations — led by the Pan-Africanist government of Libya — rejected AFRICOM, forcing the new command to instead work out of Europe.But with the U.S. and NATO attack on Libya that led to the destruction of that country and the murder of its leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, corrupt African leaders began to allow AFRICOM forces to operate in their countries and establish military-to-military relations with the United States.Today, those efforts have resulted in 46 various forms of U.S. bases as well as military-to-military relations between 53 out of the 54 African countries and the United States.U.S. Special Forces troops now operate in more than a dozen African nations.Vice Adm. Robert Moeller, first and former deputy of AFRICOM, declared in 2008, “Protecting the free flow of natural resources from Africa to the global market is one of AFRICOM’s guiding principles.” (, Nov. 16, 2011)We say AFRICOM is the flip side of the domestic war being waged by the same repressive state structure against Black and poor people in the United States.In the U.S. Out of Africa!: Shut Down AFRICOM campaign, we link police violence and the domestic war waged on Black people to U.S. interventionism and militarism abroad.“Not only does there need to be a mass movement in the U.S. to shut down AFRICOM, this mass movement needs to become inseparably bound with the movement that has swept this country to end murderous police brutality against Black and Brown people,” says Netfa Freeman, of Pan-African Community Action (PACA) and the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).Freeman represents PACA, a BAP member organization, on BAP’s Coordinating Committee. “The whole world must begin to see AFRICOM and the militarization of police departments as counterparts.”It costs $267 million to fund AFRICOM in 2018, according to Vanessa Beck, BAP research team lead and Coordinating Committee member.“That money is stolen from Africans/Black people in the U.S. to terrorize and steal resources from our sisters and brothers on the African continent,” Beck said. “Instead, that money should be put toward meeting our human needs in the U.S. and toward reparations for people in every African nation affected by U.S. imperialism.”BAP makes the following demands:the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Africa,the demilitarization of the African continent,the closure of U.S. bases throughout the world, andthe Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) must oppose AFRICOM and conduct hearings on AFRICOM’s impact on the African continent.We ask the public to join us in demanding an end to the U.S. invasion and occupation of the continent of our ancestors by signing this petition that we will deliver to CBC leaders.This campaign is BAP’s effort to help shut down all U.S. foreign military bases as well as NATO bases. BAP is a founding member of the Coalition Against U.S Foreign Military Bases.Visit for resources.Media Contact: ­­[email protected]oreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more