IMF renews its call for bank levy and a revamp of global regulation

first_imgSunday 3 October 2010 11:10 pm THE International Monetary Fund has called for a new world system to dismantle troubled financial institutions and a levy on banks to pay for it.The IMF’s statement, released last night, comes ahead of meetings here this week among fund officials, the World Bank and leading nations’ finance officials. It urges better international regulatory cooperation and stronger supervision.Two years after the peak of the worst global financial crisis in generations, the IMF is seeking to keep momentum going for substantive cross-border financial reforms.“Although important steps have been taken like Basel III… much more remains to be done,” said Jose Vinals, a senior executive at the fund. “We need to work together.”The Basel III accord on bank capital standards was finalised weeks ago. Earlier this year, the US approved sweeping bank and Wall Street reforms. European nations have been moving along on reforms of their own.After massive taxpayer-financed bailouts in the last crisis, one of the toughest aspects of the two-year-old push for a regulatory overhaul has been finding a way to ensure that taxpayers don’t get stuck with the bill for the next crisis. KCS-content Tags: NULL Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Sharecenter_img IMF renews its call for bank levy and a revamp of global regulation Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

Amazon’s profits slip by a third

first_img Share Tuesday 26 April 2011 9:00 pm KCS-content AMAZON, the world’s largest online retailer, revealed a 33 per cent profit slump last night, as its investment in new businesses ate into earnings.The US internet giant has ploughed millions into the promotion of its Kindle electronic-book reader, as well as into a new app for Android smartphones. The costs hit its pre-tax profits, resulting in a slip to $201m (£122m) over the first-quarter of this year, down from the $299m it made over the same period a year earlier.Yet the retailer outperformed analysts’ expectations with a 38 per cent increase in net sales to $9.86bn in the first three months of this year, up from $7.13bn over the first-quarter of 2010.“When you look at the kind of growth acceleration it is showing on the top line and surpassing pretty much all Wall Street expectations, I think that clearly what it is doing makes sense,” said Ken Sena, analyst at Evercore partners. Operating margin came to 3.3 per cent, in the middle of the range Amazon had forecast.But Amazon expects that its investing to win market share will pay off. It forecast current-quarter revenue of $8.85bn to $9.65bn, above Wall Street expectations of $8.7bn. Amazon’s sales increase was led by a 45 per cent rise in North America. Growth elsewhere was 27 per cent, excluding the effect of currency exchange. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldcenter_img Amazon’s profits slip by a third whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Lottery hardware sales decline hits AGTech H1 revenue

first_img AGTech Holdings has reported a 22.7% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first six months of 2019, which was blamed on a HK$16.5m (£1.7m/€1.9m/$2.1m) decline in lottery hardware sales over the period.Revenue for the six months to 30 June, 2019 fell to $47.7m, with revenue from lottery hardware sales down 46.5% to $19.1m.The supplier also reported an 11.9% drop in revenue from lottery distribution and ancillary services, to $7.9m, while games and entertainment revenue fell to $2.0m. This was offset by a 46.2% increase in lottery games and systems revenue to $18.8m, however.“In the first half of the year, we continued to capitalise on many core business opportunities in the lottery, games and entertainment sectors, providing innovative and high-quality products and services to the industry, and continue to establish the foundation for future growth opportunities,” AGTech chairman and chief executive John Sun said.This has seen AGTech roll out its network service platform for the Guangdong Sports Lottery Administration Centre (SLAC), and work on developing a marketing strategy for the Tianjin SLAC. It won six hardware tenders to supply lottery terminals to the Tianjin, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Anhui, Beijing SLACs, something it said demonstrated its “continued industry leading position and commitment in China’s lottery hardware market.”AGTech is investing in new technology, working with the China Welfare Lottery Issuance and Administration Centre on a project to use blockchain technology to power electronic lottery draws. A separate project, in which AGTech is providing research and development services to assess the scope for using augmented reality to promote sports lottery products and expand the appeal of draw-based games, is also underway.The first half saw AGTech move into the Indian market, through Paytm First Games, a joint venture with One97 Communications. In March it launched a dedicated cricket channel, with a fantasy cricket game following in May.“The group expects that Paytm First Games will continue to build its user base, paving the way to monetise this unique platform, thus capitalising on the significant potential of the fast growing mobile entertainment market in India,” AGTech noted.Despite the decline in revenue, AGTech saw its operating loss for the period reduced to $120.2m. While the business incurred an additional $10.5m in expenses related to property assets and other operating revenue declining to $2.8m, a drop in personnel costs (to $106.8m) and other operating expenses falling to $39.1m resulted in the improvement.However, the company swung to a loss for the period, largely as a result of much lower gains on the fair value changes of its Convertible Bonds. AGTech realised a gain of $8.7m from these changes, compared to $281.3m in the prior year.It also incurred a $2.3m expenses, related to the fair value change of contingent consideration payables, related to its 2014 acquisition of handheld lottery equipment developer Score Value. In the prior year it recorded a $25.7m gain in these fair value changes.While net finance income increased to $9.5m, AGTech also reported a $10.4m loss from investments, leaving a pre-tax loss of $114.5m. After income taxes of $1.6m were factored in, the net loss for the half stood at $116.1m, compared to a $157.3m profit for H1 2018.For the three months to 30 June, AGTech reported a 37.4% decline in revenue to $27.6m, though lower staff costs helped reduce the operating loss for the quarter to $67.7m. The business was once again hit by lower gains from fair value changes in convertible bonds and contingent considerations, however, which saw pre-tax losses rise to $44.7m.After income tax of $493,000 the net loss for the quarter was $45.2m, up from $13.4m in Q2 2018. 12th August 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter CSR Topics: Finance Lottery Social responsibility Tech & innovation CSR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter AGTech Holdings has reported a 22.7% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first six months of 2019, which was blamed on a HK$16.5m (£1.7m/€1.9m/$2.1m) decline in lottery hardware sales over the period. Tags: Charitable Gaming Lottery hardware sales decline hits AGTech H1 revenue Regions: China Email Addresslast_img read more

Young people at the heart of new international Finland-Wales ecumenical…

first_img Tags Posted Jun 7, 2019 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release [Anglican Communion News Service] Finnish and Welsh young people will be at the heart of a new partnership between their country’s church leaders, officially sanctioned this week.A group of young people from Wales will travel to Finland for a program this month, and in October, a group of their Finnish peers will be immersed in Welsh culture during a visit to North Wales. Plans are also in place for the Diocese of St. Asaph to run a Confirmation Camp for older teenagers in Finland next year.Read the full article here. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Anglican Communion, Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Smithfield, NC center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Young people at the heart of new international Finland-Wales ecumenical partnership Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Ecumenical & Interreligious Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Bath, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK last_img read more

Bujang-li House / Oh Jongsang

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Houses Architects: Oh Jongsang Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs “COPY” Bujang-li House / Oh Jongsang Photographs:  Courtesy of Oh Jongsang, Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangText description provided by the architects. The impression was strange and dreary at the first when I had visited the site. The old house stood by itself on the field where harvest is done. Houses were scattered sparsely in the large field.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangThe client wanted to change the old soil house which was constructed by himself without a floor plan of it to  a cozy rural house. The only one thing he asked for was to build “a not-cold house” since he has lived in a house that was not insulated at all. I guess that he may expect that a warm house will be built with a red tiled roof and bricks like habit. However, I had second thoughts.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangI imagined these… In early summer, a neat box on a green velvet carpet. On days of fall, a strong mass stands hard in gentle gold waves. Anyway, I was confident to make a not-cold house, the only one wish of him.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangAlthough he had been quite nervous due to serious worries about the new house which was as weird as storage from other people in this village, he was getting to like the weird house in the mood of absolute support from his children. I noticed it by seeing a change from his unsatisfying facial expression to welcoming smile even though he did not openly express it.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangThe Bujang-Li house is composed of the first floor where the old couple will stay and the second floor for their children visiting them occasionally. The first and second floors are separated so that they should use stairs outside the house. I hoped to make the second floor, which will be used once in a while, like a different house or a neighbor still these are one house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangOn the second floor, there is only one room and most parts of it are opened to outside as terrace. It is enjoyable to look around the wide field with a open view when standing there. When lying down in the shade of the roof, I can see the sky and feel the wind blowing from all directions. I wish that the place becomes a multi-purpose space for eating meals, taking a nap, drying peppers and having a village party.  The workers did not fail to take a rest there to avoid the heat after lunch when they were building the house in this particularly hot summer. I had enjoyed the joy as a planner while some place is used according to the intention.Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh JongsangNow all construction is done and the customer begins new life in the new house. I hope that his house is not “just not-cold” house, but “as well as not-cold” house.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessal4 _ 56 Social Housing VPO / Burgos & Garrido arquitectosArticlesLido Line Competition Entry / [Y/N] StudioArticles Share CopyHouses•Chungcheongnam-Do, South Korea South Korea ArchDaily Year:  2012 Bujang-li House / Oh JongsangSave this projectSaveBujang-li House / Oh Jongsang Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  135 m² Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of Oh Jongsang+ 31 Share 2012 CopyAbout this officeOh JongsangOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChungcheongnam-DoHousesSouth KoreaPublished on October 29, 2012Cite: “Bujang-li House / Oh Jongsang” 29 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?布章里住宅 / Oh Jongsang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 streamlast_img read more

Ghat House / Max Núñez

first_imgArchDaily Ghat House / Max NúñezSave this projectSaveGhat House / Max NúñezSave this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 15Curated by Danae Santibañez Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Zapallar, Chile Photographs “COPY” Area:  390 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chile Houses Ghat House / Max Núñezcenter_img Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Photographs:  Roland HalbeStructural Engineering:Mauricio AhumadaBuilding Contractor:Francisco ÁlvarezLandscape Design:Alejandra MarambioLighting Design:Estudio ParTechnical Inspection:Alfonso BravoAssociate Architect:Stefano RollaCity:ZapallarCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roland HalbeRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The house is located on a terrain that has a 25o inclination, facing the Pacific Ocean. Its design, structure, internal organization, and the lifestyle proposed within it were determined by the pre- existing conditions of the topography.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeSave this picture!© Roland HalbeThe inclined surface of the roof is parallel to the natural slope of the site and it’s occupied by a large stair with unusual proportions for a domestic program. Below this oblique plane a diagonal interior space contains the different programs of the house. The monotony of the free plan is redefined by the slope, creating an interior topography of varying levels with different sizes and heights.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe roof is supported by 15 concrete columns with different sizes and shapes. Their geometry was determined by their structural needs and its heterogeneous shapes manage to individualize each column as a singular element, avoiding the reading of a rigid structural grid ordering the plan. Each column generates a particular point in space and the framing of the landscape between them is always diverse.Save this picture!Courtesy of Max NúñezSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!Courtesy of Max NúñezFour lighter volumes cladded in wood interfere with the surface of the roof and the space below it. Three of these volumes contain the private rooms, and the fourth, smaller in dimensions, contains a direct access to the roof from the inside. These volumes are located under, beside, and above the roof, establishing ambiguous relations between the private and public areas of the house.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Glasgow School of Art Fire: What Happened, and What Happens Next?Architecture NewsStep Inside Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion with This 360° Virtual TourArchitecture News Share Architects: Max Núñez Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMax NúñezOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsZapallarChilePublished on June 25, 2018Cite: “Ghat House / Max Núñez” 25 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Shade House / Ayutt and Associates design

first_img Area:  950 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Ayutt and Associates design Area Area of this architecture project 2020 “COPY” Houses Shade House / Ayutt and Associates designSave this projectSaveShade House / Ayutt and Associates design Shade House / Ayutt and Associates design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeAyutt and Associates designOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookThailandPublished on April 06, 2020Cite: “Shade House / Ayutt and Associates design” 06 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Thailand Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Chalermwat Wongchompoo+ 50Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Thailand Photographs:  Chalermwat WongchompooArchitect In Charge:Ayutt Mahasom, Suvatthana Sattabannasuk, Napatgarn LimwanuspongDesign Team:Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)Interior Designer:Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)Landscape Designer:Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)Lighting Designer:Ayutt and Associates design (AAd)Country:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooIntroduction: housing role and its individual ecosystem – Living amidst the rapid growth of urban population and high rises in Bangkok, a critical question is raised: how can we adjust ourselves to live peacefully and privately in this speedily changed environment?In doing so, how can we avoid losing contact with the amenities that mega-city provides us and accessibility to the green space?A Bangkok-based well known architectural firm,Ayutt and Associates design (AAd) proposes an alternative design solution to mitigate this urban-dwelling problematic issue by crafting a Shade House, a self-sustainable residence, implanted with an individual natural ecosystem that planned to become a part of a larger urban ecology and a solution for next generation of housing. Principally, AAd targets the issue by lessening the superior role of the house, though increasing the importance of natural surrounding as the main protagonist of this project.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSave this picture!Ground floor plansSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooIn the beginning, the Shade House, owned by a nature-loving couple,was planned to be a two-story private residence. This would cause its functions to spread out almost all over the entire site. However, with a plan to create the least footprint as possible, the house is thus converted to be a three-story with the parking lots placed separately in the front. This new strategy helps to raise the green-area square meters to be 60% greater, which is twice the minimum requirement of green-area regulations in Bangkok. Together with adding pocket gardens at every corner of the house and a green roof, the overall green space of this house is boosted to 90%. By the time the vegetation has fully grown and covers all the house’s elevations, the green area will be as much as 150% larger than its initial site. Consequently, it will meet an original intention of both the house’s owners and the architects—to maximize the senses of natural scene perception on site—by establishing a life-long communication between the dwellers and the surrounding nature, resulting the growing shade of the house.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooDesign detail of how to reduce the building footprints – The architects’ initial plan was to lift and place a swimming pool on the second floor, along with the family living space, to leave the most open area on the ground floor for landscaping and maintaining the house owners’ privacy. This creates a new sensory experience of nestling the seamless infinity pool among the clouds of tree leaves, creating a visual connection to the sky beyond. One can touch and enjoy being among the greenery and a blue sky while dipping in the pool. AAd design team furthermore proposed a different type of room arrangement that each floor will be functioned completely within itself. Each living unit is equipped with all the functions needed for a suite such as a bathroom, kitchen and pantry, garden, and terrace.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooThe first-floor level is designated to be a “garden villa” guest unit. Visitors can choose to access this guest suite by passing through the main foyer or entering the unit immediately through a side door, located adjacent to the waterfall. The rest of the living spaces which need more privacy and security,reserved only to the house’s owners,are placed on the higher floors. The “pool villa” suite on the second floor is designed to be embedded among the trees. Its floor-to-ceiling windows are focusing on one approach—ona sculptural Plumeria and the swimming pool. The third-floor unit that rises above the tree canopy has a view towards a pristine landscape nearby the Suvarnabhumi airport.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Chalermwat Wongchompoo Other function perforated façade (imitating tree leaves) and temperature control – By putting all the living spaces on the upper floors, all the rooms are acting like a tree house. Tree leaves and bushes not only provide blooming refreshment for the residents, but also serve as a natural buffer, protecting the house from the outsiders’ eyes. The facades of the living room are still maintaining the signature of AAd’s façade design: using the air gap and perforated aluminum panels to relieve the house from being heated as well as allowing sunlight and air ventilation to pass through. When measuring the temperature during summer season, these panels help cooling down the 39 degrees Celsius outside to be at 26 degrees inside.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooThe graphic of the façade holes is creatively punched imitating to the overlaid tree leaves. During daytime, when the sunlight shines in the room, it will create the same effect similarly to sitting underneath the tree and absorbing the sunlight that shines through the leaf layers. The sizes of the holes are also determined accordingly to the usage of the function inside. For example, the holes of the living-room perforated facades are punched larger at the standing level and the couch-seating level, while the holes at the sleeping level inside the bedroom are punched smaller in order to secure privacy. At night, when the internal light shine through these holes, the living quarter will become a lantern, leading the way home. However, with AAd’s careful design, the outsiders will not be able to see what is inside due to the level of these holes punched.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSteel rods with the development of tree growth/ shrine and light + shadow +shade – One of the most eye-catching element of this house is the white slender steel rods joined together as a sculpturing rigid frame. It forms geometric volumes that creates an immediate connection from the entry stair steps to the house’s main foyer. This sculptural detail not only encloses an outdoor terrace but is also framing a focal point and making the pathway more intuitive, adventure-evoking. A series of voids and opening, created by the white continuous frame, draws visitors forward. When reaching closer to the main door, a lotus pond appears to join the eyes, revealing another set of rigid frames standing among the pond. As guests move throughout the property, they are greeted with unexpected views of landscape, starting to unfold during the journey through the house. Besides from using this rigid frame to secure the house from robbery, it is aimed to block the eye sights of the outsiders. Because of the overlapping design technique, the white steel rods create an illusion that makes the frame look denser than it actually is. The designer tends to use these rigid frames to hover different types of wall materials. Some envelop the solid walls, some embrace the opaque part, and some encompass the transparent glazing windows; these all create different dynamic views along the house.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooSave this picture!East and North elevationsSave this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooBecause one of the house’s owners is a psychologist who is in need of a space to meditate, the designer decides to place the Buddha pavilion among the garden, in the middle of the land plot. This is to maximize the advantages of having surrounded by nature. In general Thai culture, architects always use the left-over space of the house to become a shrine and tend to careless about making the space breathable. Therefore, by making the Buddhist shrine a garden pavilion and enveloping it with transparent glazing panels, this will make the room still be engaged with other functions, at the same time,remaining peaceful atmosphere. The pavilion is also covered with the steel-rod rigid frames,which create an effect of frame mirroring,making the room elevations to be opaque one could hardly see what is inside. At the end of the day, the client together with the designers expect the ivy to craw along the rigid frames as an extra layer, which will slowly turn the pavilion to be entirely green.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooHouse consequences and landscape – As making an ecosystem is the main concept of designing the Shade House, AAd plans to design a consequence of spatial experiencing by integrating various kinds of landscape around the house. When observing the house from outside, one will see nothing but hearing the relaxation sound of the waterfall. While stepping closer to the house, the rigid frames will start to reveal the location of the Buddhist pavilion and lotus pond, then revealing the waterfall embracing the first-floor guest unit at the corner of the house. If entering the house via the parking lot, one will see a more formal stepped garden, that is planned to be the rice terrace when the season comes. On the second floor, the landscape planning becomes less formal and more minimal by emphasizing the reflecting pool and a plumeria tree among the clouds of trees. The third-floor plant spaces, which designated for the pocket gardens, are compact enough not to block the views of the outside beautiful landscape scenery; and the rooftop is finalized as a fruit garden. With this project, the design team interprets this white house similarly to the white canvas that when the owners move into the house, they can start to create their own painting by planting colorful trees and flowers. As time goes by, the greenery will swallow the white background, meeting the expectation which the architects want the family to grow old peacefully and naturally as the trees grow along with the house.Save this picture!© Chalermwat WongchompooProject gallerySee allShow lessMetanoia Installation / Patricia Bustos StudioSelected ProjectsThe Kagerou Village / Tato Architects + ludwig heimbach architekturSelected Projects Share ArchDailylast_img read more

New owners of domain name

first_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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New owners of domain name Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Howard Lake | 4 September 2003 | Newscenter_img The domain name has changed hands, according to Nominet, the UK Internet names association, and now belongs to the Association of Fundraising Consultants.Originally registered on 3 November 1999, the domain was originally used by Gordon Hudson to offer a variety of non-profit services to fundraisers. In April 2000 for example, UK Fundraising reported that he offered fundraisers free Web-based e-mail addresses under the name.The Association of Fundraising Consultants currently operates with the address. It is not currently promoting its newly acquired domain name. Advertisement The fee for acquiring the domain name is not known.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Former football player credits collegiate success to family’s support

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin A former TCU football player has had the dream of playing at the professional level since he was 10 years old, and he will have the chance to showcase his abilities to NFL scouts next weekend. Some Twitter users may know him as @HE_GOING_PRO but to the Horned Frog community he’s known as Jaelan Austin. The wide receiver said he plans to change his Twitter handle if he’s blessed with the opportunity to play in the big leagues. Austin, a Grand Prairie native, finished his four-year career at TCU with seven receiving touchdowns and 860 receiving yards on 65 receptions. The wide receiver even played a few games on defense during his freshman and sophomore seasons and recorded three solo tackles. The 2018 Tropical Bowl offensive MVP credited a lot of his success at TCU to his family. “Having that kind of support system just eliminates all other outside factors that are negative,” Austin said. “When your family supports you and believes in you, you really don’t need anything else.”TCU was the first university that offered him an athletic scholarship. Although more offers followed, the decision to play close to home couldn’t compete with anything else. “I’m a momma’s boy so of course I wanted to play in front of my mom,” Austin said. Jaelan Austin with his older brother, his mother, and Chris Washburn (far left). Photo courtesy of Jaelan Austin. He also said his decision to play at TCU was influenced because he grew up with former TCU basketball player, Chris Washburn. Washburn was best friends with Austin’s older brother growing up so he would spend a lot of time watching his games. Austin said Washburn also stayed at their house a lot so “he was basically like another older brother.” The NFL named Austin as one of the 18 most freakish athletes of 2018, ranking at No. 15. He said he got the desire to work out as a middle schooler when he would see his dad, who is a trainer, lift weights. By the time he was in the eighth grade, his dad got him started. This preparation helped him set weight-lifting records at TCU with a 780-pound squat, a 450-pound bench and a 420-pound clean lift for the Night of Champions title.Austin has been training at APEC in Fort Worth for the past few months in preparation for TCU’s Pro Day on March 29. He said he’s been speed training and doing explosive drills so that he’s ready to perform the 40-yard dash, the vertical and broad jump, amongst other drills. Whether it’s a test, homework, football drills or film work, he said he’s trying to be “the best and most clean polished out there.”Austin said if he doesn’t go to the NFL, he has plans set to start graduate school at TCU. + posts print Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. ReddIt Former TCU football player, Jaelan Austin, training at APEC in Fort Worth. (Photo by CarolinaOlivares) TAGSChris WashburnfootballJaelan AustinNFLPro Day Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivares Boschini questions English-only alert system Facebook Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivares Carolina Olivares Student expected to launch sports betting app Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Linkedin Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 8Next articleNo. 20 baseball open Big 12 play with a walk-off win over Texas Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals to Host Virtual Investor and Analyst Day on March 15, 2021

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 MALVERN, Pa. & SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHAS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for cardiopulmonary diseases, today announced that it will host a virtual Investor and Analyst Day on March 15, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. The event will focus on an overview of the bentracimab development program, including current enrollment status for the ongoing global Phase 3 REVERSE-IT trial. Bentracimab is a novel, human monoclonal antibody fragment that in earlier trials has shown immediate and sustained reversal of the antiplatelet effects of Brilinta® (ticagrelor). Presenters Include:Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical SchoolJohn Fanikos, RPh, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Business and Financial Services, Brigham and Women’s HospitalJonathan Mow, Chief Executive Officer, PhaseBioJohn Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer, PhaseBioSusan Arnold, PhD, Vice President, Preclinical & CMC, PhaseBioLauren Richardson, Global Head, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, PhaseBioMichael York, Vice President, Corporate Development & Commercial Strategy, PhaseBio The presentations will be followed by Q&A with the PhaseBio management team and guest speakers. Video Webcast and Replay A live video webcast will be streamed along with accompanying slides. Interested parties may RSVP to join the virtual event through the following registration link: A webcast replay of the event and slides will be available for 30 days on the Events & Presentations page of the “Investors” section of the company’s website at About Bentracimab (PB2452) Bentracimab is a novel, recombinant, human monoclonal antibody antigen-binding fragment designed to reverse the antiplatelet activity of ticagrelor in major bleeding and urgent surgery situations. In a Phase 1 clinical trial, bentracimab demonstrated the potential to bring life-saving therapeutic benefit through immediate and sustained reversal of ticagrelor’s antiplatelet activity, mitigating concerns regarding bleeding risks associated with the use of this antiplatelet drug. The Phase 1 clinical trial of bentracimab in healthy volunteers was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2019. In April 2019, bentracimab received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Breakthrough Therapy Designation may be granted by the FDA when preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapy. In September 2019, PhaseBio completed a Phase 2a trial in which bentracimab was investigated in older and elderly subjects on dual antiplatelet therapy of ticagrelor and low-dose aspirin. Additionally, the Phase 2a trial investigated a bentracimab regimen for the reversal of supratherapeutic doses of ticagrelor in healthy younger subjects. In both arms of the trial, bentracimab achieved immediate and sustained reversal of the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor and was generally well-tolerated, with only minor adverse events reported. These results are consistent with the results observed in healthy younger subjects treated with ticagrelor in the previously published Phase 1 trial. PhaseBio initiated the REVERSE-IT trial, a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of bentracimab, in March 2020 to support a Biologics License Application for bentracimab in both major bleeding and urgent surgery indications. There are currently no approved reversal agents for ticagrelor or any other antiplatelet drugs. About PhaseBio PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapies for cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary diseases. The company’s pipeline includes: bentracimab (PB2452), a novel reversal agent for the antiplatelet therapy ticagrelor; pemziviptadil (PB1046), a once-weekly vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor agonist for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and PB6440, an oral agent for the treatment of resistant hypertension. PhaseBio’s proprietary elastin-like polypeptide technology platform enables the development of therapies with potential for less-frequent dosing and improved pharmacokinetics, including pemziviptadil, and drives both internal and partnership drug-development opportunities. PhaseBio is located in Malvern, PA, and San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit, and follow us on Twitter @PhaseBio and LinkedIn. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “projects,” and “future” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning or implying the conduct or timing of our clinical trials and our research, development and regulatory plans for our product candidates, the potential for these product candidates to receive regulatory approval from the FDA or equivalent foreign regulatory agencies, and whether, if approved, these product candidates will be successfully distributed and marketed. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance, and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Risks regarding our business are described in detail in our Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update these statements except as may be required by law. View source version on CONTACT: Investor Contact: John Sharp PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Chief Financial Officer (610) 981-6506 [email protected] Media Contact: Will Zasadny Canale Communications, Inc. [email protected] (619) 961-8848 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA PENNSYLVANIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: RESEARCH SURGERY CARDIOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH OTHER SCIENCE SCIENCE SOURCE: PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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