Colorado legalises sports betting by referendum

first_img Email Address Colorado legalises sports betting by referendum Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Colorado has legalised sports betting statewide through referendum, with the proposition (Proposition DD) receiving 51.1% of the vote.The race was called after a total of 756,720 people voted in favour of legalizing sports betting, while 723,665 voted against the proposition.The proposition read: “Shall state taxes be increased by twenty-nine million dollars annually to fund state water projects and commitments and to pay for the regulation of sports betting through licensed casinos by authorizing a tax on sports betting of ten percent of net sports betting proceeds, and to impose the tax on persons licensed to conduct sports betting?”The referendum was too close to call at the end of Tuesday (5 November) night and so stretched into Wednesday morning. However, the vote for the proposition exceeded the threshold to automatically trigger a recount, which occurs if the margin of victory less or equal to than 0.5%  of the winning total. Regions: US Coloradocenter_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting 7th November 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Colorado has legalised sports betting statewide through referendum, with the proposition receiving 51.1% of the vote. Legal & compliancelast_img read more

UK lithium stocks: 1 I’m watching

first_img 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. Like any mining share focused on a narrow portfolio of assets, whether UK lithium stocks or old school miners, there is plenty of risk. We don’t know yet whether production will turn out to be viable and cost effective. The lithium price could increase as the number of electric vehicles increases, leading demand for batteries. But that could also lead to a glut of lithium projects, leading to the price crashing. While Sonora is the main asset, Bacanora does have a minority holding in some other lithium projects in Europe.Strategic investorsBacanora isn’t working on its own. The Sonora project is half owned by a Chinese company called Ganfeng Lithium. Ganfeng is a leading lithium company with a wide portfolio of assets. Not only does it own half the Sonora project, it also is the biggest shareholder in Bacanora, with a stake of just over 25%.Ganfeng has an offtake agreement for the Sonora output once it starts producing. Its active involvement in the project could be a sign that this large lithium company sees real potential in Bacanora. One of the challenges for the Sonora mine to begin commercial production is securing the funds for the project. It was announced this week that Ganfeng has invested another £21.8m in Bacanora, as a result of increasing its stake in the companies’ joint venture at Sonora.Commercial production is likely two years away at least. No one knows what the lithium market will look like then. However, Bacanora offers exposure to a promising large-scale lithium mine. It’s certainly a share that comes with risks, which mean I won’t be buying for now. But I’ll be keeping an eye on Bacanora and watching for any positive updates on the Sonora development. christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. 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. See all posts by Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane | Friday, 5th February, 2021 | More on: BCN “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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Tesla UK lithium stocks: 1 I’m watching Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares With excitement over electric vehicle shares like Tesla increasing in recent years, attention has recently turned to battery manufacturers. Who will produce the electric batteries for such vehicles? Will these companies be able to profit from explosive demand growth, or will high research costs swamp the chance of turning a profit?Lithium is a key component of such batteries. A number of UK lithium stocks have seen wild price swings in recent months as investors try to get a piece of possible future growth. This has been a market with dramatic swings, so personally I wouldn’t invest in any UK lithium stocks without investigating them in more detail and learning more about them. One of the UK lithium stocks in the spotlight right now is Bacanora (LSE: BCN).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…Bacanora: a mining play among UK lithium stocksBacanora offers exposure to future lithium demand through its investment in a large-scale lithium mining project. Called the Sonora project, after its location in Mexico, the mine complex contains a number of drill sites. The company has been working for some years to identify the feasibility and attractiveness of the site.As is normal with speculative mining developments, it takes time to assess exactly what minerals the mine has, how easy they are to extract and what the project economics would be. Sonora is quite remote, with roads needing to be put in to facilitate even this exploratory work. So things have not moved fast. However, the company has repeatedly said that it targets a 2023 start to production at the site. 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. 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‘Care for electorate,’ Zambian bishop urges politicians

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Last year, Bishop Derrick Kamukwamba of the Diocese of Central Zambia urged the government to ensure that “political will trickles down to all sectors so that people charged with public responsibilities are accountable for their actions while serving in public offices.”Mchombo remarked, “Our position has always been that difference is not enmity. The opposition should be allowed to hold political rallies without let or hindrance within the ambit of the law and to criticize government without intimidation.”“[Similarly] the party in government should receive criticism with magnanimity and double up their efforts in meeting people’s aspirations as promised during the campaigns,” said the bishop. “It is work and not rhetoric that will endear government to its people.”The bishop also bemoaned the culture of abusive language emanating from politicians. “This has the ripple effect of negatively affecting values and norms as a cultured and civilized people,” he said. He urged politicians to restrain themselves and use civil language in their quest to make points, even in the face of dire provocation.“We also challenge the politicians to debate topical issues affecting the populace such as corruption and the high cost of living,” he said. “The media could facilitate such debates where politicians from different political parties could come together and debate.”With the recent decision by the Zambian government to remove subsidies on fuel, the price of the commodity has increased by more than 20%. The bishop expressed his views on the increase and how it would negatively affect the livelihoods of ordinary Zambians.“This inevitably will push up the cost of goods and services making the cost of living more expensive,” lamented Mchombo. “All this is happening with no proportional increase in people’s wages, especially our people in rural areas who have no say on how much their farm produce should cost.”He added, “Government should come up with strategies to arrest this situation that might affect economic growth and eventually lead to high inflation and leave the vulnerable people in a lurch.”EnvironmentThe bishop also addressed the issue of environment and how it impacts on people’s lives. “We have a responsibility of good stewardship to our environment. [Therefore], I am urging all of us to take care of our environment by throwing garbage in designated places and avoid littering. We should all plant trees around our churches and homes.”He explained that trees play a very important role in the ecosystem such as being home to birds and insects as well as the removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and producing oxygen.Gender-based violence“Gender-based violence remains a thorn in our communities and each one of us here has a role to play to bring down this scourge,” advised the bishop. “As a church we do not exist in a vacuum since we are part of the wider society. [Therefore], let us help in coming up with lasting solutions.”Road safetyZambia has in the recent past experienced a lot of road traffic accidents with very high death tolls. Earlier in the year, at least 67 people died when the bus they were traveling in was involved in an accident. In a similar incident two weeks ago, seventeen people also perished in a road traffic accident. This has been a source of concern for the Church in Zambia.“We mourn with families of victims of road accidents especially those that have occurred in the recent past and we pray that God may sustain them in this hour of trial,” said the bishop. “This is a matter of great concern to all of us. We implore government with other stakeholders to come up with a lasting solution to these carnages.”Last month, a not-for-profit, self-sustaining road safety organization known as The Ministry of Safety urged higher participation from the church and all its networks in the prevention of road traffic accidents in Africa.ConstitutionZambia is in a process of formulating a new constitution though many people have complained that the whole process has taken too long and that it has taken up a lot of public resources.“We are hopeful that after the district, provincial and national conventions, Zambia will finally have a people-driven constitution,” concluded the bishop. “We hope government will remain faithful to people’s aspirations by giving them a constitution they want.” Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem By Bellah ZuluPosted May 15, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

She sure got my attention…

first_img I am not laughing, nor am I crying either. Reply Reply October 22, 2017 at 9:42 am charles towne Hi Charles, loved the story and all the comments. Like Mama Mia, I had also heard it is good to make noise so you don’t sneak up on wildlife unawares, which is what we have always done. But, I guess going forward we will try your method of just sitting still and not jabbering like monkeys, so we can start seeing how the animals act when they think we are not around. If any bears sneak up on us, you can bet I’ll be saying my prayers! Thanks again. October 23, 2017 at 10:42 am charles towne October 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm Laugh like an idiot and the world will likely think you are an idiot… but at least they will think you are a happy idiot. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 October 25, 2017 at 9:17 am Reply Reply The Anatomy of Fear Dear N.H., Thanks for your comment. Aren’t we blessed when we so love and appreciate our animal friends? Blessings to you and yours, Chaz Mama Mia charles towne Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply 17 COMMENTS October 22, 2017 at 10:18 am October 22, 2017 at 1:15 pm Really? Retarded monkeys????? I don’t compare myself, in any way, to a retarded monkey, at all. It is you, who ventures down deep into the big swamp where “normal folks” don’t go, so you said…..LOL. My understanding about hiking in the bear areas is to make some noise, because the last thing you want to do is come around a bend, and surprise a bear. I don’t want to end up on the bear’s daily menu. Blessing to you too sir……. November 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm Please enter your name here October 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm Photo by Hans Veth on Unsplash Please enter your comment! InspirationBy Charles Towne                           As a wildlife photographer I have utilized all sorts of blinds.  “Anything that works” is my motto.In order to get the video footage I want there are those times that I have set up in the middle of a stream with a few interesting results such as having a red winged black bird build its nest in one corner of the blind, and being visited by great blue herons and alligators, to having a cottonmouth water moccasin swim through the blind and pause for a rest on my foot.  Disconcerting?  I would say so.The British refer to the blind as a, ‘hide’ and that is probably a better name, for after all it is your object to, ‘hide’, or ‘conceal’ yourself from your subject animal.Almost anything can be turned into a blind.  A clump of bushes to conceal yourself with a good field of view at the front is nice.Here in Florida one of my favorite blinds is constructed of palm fronds.  I cut the long stem from the palm frond and jam the resulting shortened stem with its palmate leaf into the ground, thus forming a nice wall from which to take my photos. The neat thing about this arrangement is that the entire blind is bio-degradable.I have used a tree stand but prefer to be on the ground for several reasons not the least of which is, if you decide to fall you don’t have near as far to go, and photos taken from a tree stand have, well, sort of an, ‘up there’ appearance that is not really all that natural..Some people of necessity use what are known as ‘hi hides’, blinds that are raised above the ground far enough to keep one from large creatures with sharp and pointy claws and teeth such as tigers, and the other members of the big cat family.But, as you are aware we don’t have tigers here and as I have already indicated, I prefer to shoot from the ground.Yes, draw me crazy with black and blue highlights, but if it is at all possible I am going to shoot from ground level, the lower being the better.  Photos of any animal are more impressive from that low angle.Not long ago I dug a pit blind near a well used bear trail.  A pit blind being exactly what the word indicates is nothing more than a hole in the ground large enough to hold yours truly and the necessities of the day.  And in case you are wondering said pit is roughly in the shape of a shallow grave.  (Wimps have even been known to sit on a cushion bought along for the purpose.)  Shooting from such a pit enables you to aim and shoot the camera from the lowest of all practical angles.On the day in question I had set my video camera on its tripod and settled myself comfortably on my wimp cushion and so began my vigil.That is one of the things wildlife photographers do quite well is wait.I usually bring a book along, something that will inspire me in some way, and I always carry a notepad and several pens for I find that sitting and waiting is also conducive to creative writing.I had been sitting there for perhaps half an hour when something caused me to look up, and there, coming toward me was a smallish bear, little more than a hundred and fifty to two hundred pounds, what we refer to as a, “long yearling.”Now there is an interesting phenomenon that occurs when a bear is walking toward you and it is this, the closer it gets the larger it appears!  This rule can be applied to any beasty that possesses large sharp and pointies!When the bear was about fifty feet from me it paused, laid down, and began eating acorns and I stopped holding my breath.About half an hour passed with the bear completely unaware of my presence as she lay on the ground gobbling acorns while I filmed her.Quite suddenly the missy bear lifted her head and stared down the trail.  It was obvious my visitor was nervous when she jumped to her feet and continued to stare in the direction of whatever she had heard or smelled.By this time my curiosity was definitely aroused and I was also staring down that trail trying to see what was coming.And then I saw it, another bear!  A big bear was coming down the trail.The small bear had stood her ground but when she saw that larger bear she decided that she should be someplace else, and she ran.The only problem was the large bear was walking toward the smaller bear and when the smaller bear ran she ran straight at me.  I ducked down and the bear ran right over the top of my hole and seeing as I was in my hole that meant that the bear ran right over me, knocking my camera over in the process.Now there are a couple of things one could do in similar circumstances.You could lie in the bottom of your grave-like hole and suck your thumb. Or (2)  You might thank the good Lord for taking care of old men, children and foolish wildlife photographers.I opted to thank the good Lord.There are times I would like to ask our Dear Lord God if there was ever a time during some of my escapades if he was ever tempted to laugh when he looked down and saw me in such a situation as that described above, AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYERDear Lord, thank you for giving us the ability to laugh, especially at ourselves.   Please walk with me, and help me to always be able to see you as a loving God.  How often have you saved me from mayhem Lord?  Praise you, and thank you for protecting me at all times, especially when I travel. Thank you for protecting my family from any harm that might befall them.  You are always there, watching over us, and right now I ask for you to inspire me, keep me; protect me.  I love you Lord, and I praise you.  Holy, Holy, Holy, is your name in all the earth.  In our blessed Lord Jesus’ name I ask it, Amen Reply Mama Mia Reply More and more, as I listen to some folks expound their senseless gibberish, I am reminded of those times I responded with a knee jerk reaction. Looking back I now realize that I would have been so much better off, and probably would have had more friends, if I had just kept my big yap shut. Come to think on it, praise God, I guess an old dog can learn new tricks! Chaz October 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm Reply charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate October 25, 2017 at 6:50 am Were you in Rock Springs Reserve when this happened? Mama Mia October 26, 2017 at 7:03 pmcenter_img Reply October 23, 2017 at 3:09 pm Reply Reply Loved your photo and your story of the bear. Always enjoy your writings. charles towne You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Richard Sommerfeld Mama Mia Dear Floretta, Yes, isn’t that an adorable bear cub? Several years ago I had the opportunity to follow a cub for several months and observe him just being a little bear. What a joy. That little guy taught me so much. One time, as I followed him he made a big wandering circle and we ended up back where we had started. I had laid my notepad on the ground and do you know what that wee beastie did? He glanced at me, and wandered over and pooped on my notepad! I have that on film. It just shows t’ go ya that bears have a sense of humor too. God bless you, Chaz Mama Mia, yes, one of my favorite places, back in the big swamp where normal folks never go. Rarely do you see wildlife when hiking, too much noise. You have to sit, and like Papa God says, “be still…” The average person sees little because they can’t just be with nature, always jabbering like a bunch of retarded monkeys. I have an idea you were the wildlife that day! Sad when you think of it, all the beauty we miss in life because we keep jabbering. It in the silences that the magic happens, yes, that is right, it is always true, it is in the silences that the magic happens. God bless you, Chaz Floretta Tapley Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. Hi Chaz, Just had to drop a note concerning coments, Yes! If you are hiking, make some noise unless you want to observe nature’s denizens. If you are trying to photograph them, silence is the goal! Remember, the good Lord gave you one mouth but two ears! Also as someone who has been in both forests and jungles I can can tell you monkeys make one heck of a racket. They and birds are natures alarm system, so when critters hear a racket, they hide! Hard to get good photos of them then! TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleWhatever happened to acts of kindness?Next articleSay “Hi” to the bad guy … Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR charles towne Mama Mia, did you really take what I said personally? I was speaking, as I usually do in generalities, metaphorically if you will. I imagine all us silly little humans at times act like retarded monkeys. Not you and me of coarse, just the mere mortals among us. Did you by any chance notice that I referred to, “the average person” among us in my answer above? Wildlife photographers go through life cautiously and silently and thus witness things rarely seen. No offense intended. Chaz charles towne Perfect time of the year to reflect on wildlife encounters…everyday our neighborhood has sightings of bears scrambling around for acorns! As always…LOVE it! Thanks for sharing these moments with your readers. NH October 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm October 25, 2017 at 9:30 am LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Linda Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Reply October 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm October 31, 2017 at 7:07 am Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. October 30, 2017 at 5:26 pm Kristin Reply Reply wow! what an education! yes, it is good to just keep our mouths shut and observe so we learn something and especially so we can hear our loving God speak to us! Blessings to you and yours! charles towne Reply Excellent observation Richard, my point exactly! I always liked Teddy Roosevelt’s comment, “Walk softly…” Also, John Muir, the father of our national park system was another one that spent months at a time in the wilderness just being one with God and His creation. I love reasonable folks! It is folks such as yourself, and so many other intelligent people that are such a joy to walk in the wild places with that sustains me. You have a good day now ya hear, Chaz We have hiked all through Rock Springs Reserve. I think the trail was 8 miles. That was the longest 8 miles I have ever hiked. I think we actually got off the trail, at one point. It wasn’t marked very well. We got out there, and were going to join a trail group that hikes the area and other areas weekly. The trail group didn’t show up, as the weather looked like it was going to pour at any minute, and the skies were black. The group didn’t come, except one trail club lady, by herself, who did show up, and we were way on into the woods, when she saw us, and asked us could she join us hiking, so she would not be alone walking through the woods, and we said of course. It was swampy in some places, and at one point my shoes started eating my socks….LOL. I just could not keep my socks up. We saw fresh bear scat, but no bears. I saw wooden tree stands up in the trees, where the hunters stake out the animals. At places it was thick with palmettos. I was getting tired toward the end, and the sun started somewhat setting, and then I saw some old grave sites of people long gone, and then some cow bones and skulls. At this point of my hike, I found some extraordinary energy and picked up the pace incredibly, and soon we were at the end, and I was glad. We went to see wildlife, but did not see any. I guess we made too much noise talking. Reply last_img read more

AA House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

first_img Spain Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaText description provided by the architects. The AA house is a building thought to be a holiday’s house. It is situated at the end of the center, in a small village in the Baix Empordà region, where the common houses are made of stone and bricks. The site is next to the old road that connects Ullà with l’Escala and Torroella de Montgrí. It is the only access to the plot. This solar has a north-south orientation and it is well affected by the strong winds of Tramuntana.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe aims of our project are based on the will of designing a house integrated with the landscape created by the houses of the center of the village and a private space isolated from the noise outside. Having a bioclimatic house is also a priority in the project, it is to say, that the climatic conditions of the solar were used to achieve the most possible comfort and energy savings. The project is made of three clear and distinct, yet interconnected parts. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Elevations and SectionSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe first one is a compact wall that runs parallel with the road, made of stone from the neighboring, and with the door to the house and one of the garages as the two only openings. This compact wall isolates the house from the circulations on the road and also from the Tramuntana winds. The second and third part are two length-wise spaces with different functions. They are parallel with the wall. In the first one, next to the wall, there are the bathrooms and the laundry room. These volumes are made of hand-made bricks that help to fasten the compact wall. Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThey create three patios that give ventilation and natural light at the same time that separate the outside from the private zone. In the third part, there is an open-plan living space with the kitchen, dining and sitting room; and the bedrooms. All these rooms are orientated south, looking at the garden and the swimming pool opened to a terrace situated and in a superior level from the garden. In order to protect all these rooms from the solar radiation, the bedrooms have wooden shutters and the daily space a pergola for climbing plants, wisterias.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThe interior walls of the rooms are made of cartoon-fibered plaster, a dry constructive system, in order to create a flexible open-plan living space adapted to the changing necessities of the clients; in the future. The constructive system is based on a framing made of concrete beams that land on the primary walls, and show their edges. The primary walls in front of the road are made of stone and the others are made of bricks with a hand-made process of firing.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaThere is a difference between the way of working the bricks in the first longitudinal space and the second. In the second open space, at the garden and swimming pool the bricks are turned and work as small counterforts. This is our system to ensure the stability of the façades while having dry walls inside; in addition to achieving a remarkable interior façade.Save this picture!Constructive DetailsAs it is a holiday house, not to be used regularly; we decided not to work with the thermal mass effect but we planned a system façades and roof with a big thermal resistance. A 12 cm. thick thermal insulation material is used in the interior obtaining a continuous perimeter. This system gives us a good bioclimatic function and facilitates a quick heating of the spaces, actually achieving the necessities of the clients. All in all, we designed a house which is adapted to the clients’ needs, environmentally and energy responsible, as well as innovative and comfortable.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessWork Set to Begin on Miami’s Answer to the NYC High Line, Designed by James Corner F…Architecture NewsOpinion: A Plea for Architectural HistoryArticles Share AA House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes Architects: Alventosa Morell Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – SlimfocusTechnical Architect:Marga BernadóStructural Calculation:Eduard SimóInterior Design:Alventosa Morell ArquitectesConstruction:Different industrials managed by Alventosa Morell ArquitectosAuthor Architects:Marc Alventosa i Xavier MorellCollaborator Architect:Joana TrilCity:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess Specs ArchDaily 2018 Manufacturers: Focus, Flos, Rovira, SlimFocus Products translation missing: CopyHouses, Renovation•Barcelona, Spain Photographs:  Adrià Goula Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAlventosa Morell ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSpainPublished on November 16, 2018Cite: “AA House / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes ” [Casa AA / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes ] 16 Nov 2018. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs AA House / Alventosa Morell ArquitectesSave this projectSaveAA House / Alventosa Morell ArquitectesSave this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Sharelast_img read more

New corporate sponsor for leading medical charity

New corporate sponsor for leading medical charity 9th April 2009, Bramley, Surrey.Spinal Research is delighted to announce its new corporate partnership with motorsport and automotive technology company RML Group. The charity will receive support with various fundraising initiatives, online promotions and awareness generating activities. Spinal Research based in Surrey is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research both in the UK and internationally to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck.This announcement comes as RML provided a last minute entry into the British Touring Car Championship season opener which took place at Brands Hatch on Sunday 5th April. The car carried the Spinal Research logo and star driver Jason Plato drove the Chevrolet Lacetti into 1st place and was named Driver of the Day.Spinal Research supports both basic science and clinical research and aims to increase research capacity by encouraging talented young graduates into the field through its PhD studentship programme. It is estimated that there are currently in excess of 40,000 people with spinal cord injury in the UK and Ireland and there are 800 new cases every year.Carol Borwick, Head of Fundraising for Spinal Research, says ““I am thrilled to welcome RML Group as our newest corporate supporter. It is fantastic to announce this partnership as the British Touring Car Championship season begins and to have our branding on the RML entry is a great start to what we all hope will be a mutually beneficial relationship in the year to come. RML’s support will give us a great opportunity to further increase the impact and profile of the charity’s aims and objectives – and ultimately will make a difference to the thousands of paralysed people in the UK and around the world.”ENDNOTES TO EDITORS• Spinal Research focuses on finding ways to repair damaged spinal cords – something long thought impossible. Established in 1980, the charity raises money for groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. In every aspect of its activities, whether in raising funds or in allocating funds to research projects, Spinal Research works in accordance with the highest scientific and ethical principles and currently receives no direct funding from the UK government.• The spinal cord, part of the central nervous system, cannot repair itself unaided. Spinal cord injury is about more than paralysis of the arms, legs and torso; it also affects sensation, the body’s control systems and sexual function.• The typical victim of spinal cord injury is a young, active person, often the victim of a road accident, fall or sporting accident – principally horse riding, diving and rugby.• More than 40,000 people in the UK are paralysed as a result of damage to the spinal cord, and around 800 more are added to this list every year. The majority of injuries occur amongst 18-35 year olds, although we are seeing an increase in age group, and each accident represents a sudden and devastating change to quality of life and expectations for the injured person as well as their friends and family.• The number of people living with paralysis caused by SCI in the UK is estimated to be between 40,000 and 50,000 (at least 2 people are paralysed here every day) – globally the figure is around 2.5 million. More than 6 times that number might be considered ‘near misses’.• Thanks to modern medicine, life expectancy for spinally injured people is near normal, but the long-term demands on medical support resources are huge. Spinal Research estimates the cost to the UK taxpayer of at least £1 billion per annum – the human cost is incalculable.• For further information on spinal cord injury and other ways to support research efforts, visit: www.spinal-research.orgFor further information on this press release please contact:-Polly Gould, PR Services, Tel 07747 621031, E-mail [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Advertisement  19 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. 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. Howard Lake | 15 April 2009 | News read more

Oakland, Calif., community rallies to stop ICE raids

first_imgOn Feb. 17, with the strong support of the Oakland Education Association, students, parents and teachers rallied outside Coliseum College Prep Academy, one of Oakland’s small public schools, to demand “safety” for undocumented students and an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids. On “National Walk-In Day for the Schools Our Students Deserve,” this coalition focused on the demand of “No ICE! Stop the attack on Oakland families!”“It is our duty to stand up to ICE. We support the teachers and students who are organizing this week all over our city,” said Trish Gorham, president of OEA. The Oakland teachers’ union passed a strong resolution last week opposing deportations and the appearance of ICE in this community.The rally was a coalition effort of teachers and students from 30 Oakland schools who have committed themselves to informing the community about their rights and to organizing solidarity actions.María Robles, mother of an Oakland student, spoke about the pain and fear that ICE causes in the immigrant community where she lives. “We live in constant fear of deportation. We are regular families working hard to survive,” Robles stated.Another speaker introduced as María, a member of “67 Sueños,” a local community organization fighting for the rights of undocumented students, stated proudly, “We are not illegal. We are human beings.”Edgar Sanchez, a teacher at Coliseum College Prep and the son of undocumented parents, chaired the action and led a march into the school, where many students showed their support and solidarity.  Summing up the theme of the rally and march, Sanchez said, “Our students and families have a right to stay together and feel safe.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Italy and Sweden both concerned about confidentiality of Acta

first_img WikiLeaks has released two US embassy cables revealing doubts expressed by Italy and Sweden on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta).A cable from the US embassy in Rome on 5 November 2008 quoted Fabrizio Mazza, head of the intellectual property rights office at the foreign ministry, as saying perspicaciously that European countries would try to slow down negotiations, particularly because of the level of confidentiality of the talks. A cable from the Stockholm embassy on 24 November 2009, reported comments from negotiator Stefan Johansson, representing the EU during the Swedish EU presidency, to the effect that the secrecy issue was proving very damaging to the negotiating climate in Sweden. While these two cables date respectively from 2008 and 2009, it was only in April 2010 that a first official project was unveiled to the public. Read the cables: RSF_en Help by sharing this information December 23, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Italy and Sweden both concerned about confidentiality of Actacenter_img News Organisation last_img read more

Two bombs found close to army base in Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By admin – May 5, 2015 Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Two bombs found close to army base in Derry Facebook Previous articleFormer Derry player Kelly named Oldham ManagerNext articleHundreds, including Irish footballers Seamus Coleman and James McClean, donate to Mark Farren fundraising drive admin HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Two improvised explosive devices have been found close to an Army base in Derry.The improvised explosive devices were left in two duffle-type bags placed near the fence of the facility in a residential area in Rockport Park.The PSNI said an examination of CCTV footage indicated that the bombs “partially initiated” at about 11.35pm last night but “failed to fully explode”.No bomb warning was made.The finger of suspicion will again fall on dissident republicans opposed to the Norths peace process. Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned the incident:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Model the UN

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Eight delegations from Charles Henderson Middle School are participating in the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly at Troy University. The United Kingdom delegation prepared to present its resolution to the assembly Thursday afternoon. From left, seated, Zack Calhoun, Sean Alvarez, Brandi Eldridge and Kierstyn Daut. Back, Ethan Montgomery and Stephen Cooper.Nearly 200 middle school students from six school districts are participating in the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly at Troy University.The assembly opened at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and will conclude with the banquet and awards session this afternoon.The students are tackling global issues and gaining insight into the history and culture of other nations. Gilbert said a lot of work has gone into the preparation of the delegation’s resolutions.“The students have done a lot of research into the culture of their countries,” he said. “They have to research the problems the county is experiencing and identify the problem that they feel needs to be addressed most. They have to research the native clothing of their country and the native tongue of that country. It takes a lot of time and effort on the part of the students but it’s worth it.”Zack Calhoun, a second-year participant with CHMS, agreed that the Model United Nations is a valuable learning experience for all participants.“You learn about the country you represent and the problems that it is having and try to think of ways that the United Nations could help,” Calhoun said. “Our country is the United Kingdom and it’s a lot like the United States.” “That’s the purpose of the Model United Nations – to learn more about other nations and their problems,” said Paul Gilbert, an advisor for the eight Charles Henderson Middle School delegations.Seventh- and eighth-grade students have the opportunity to participate in the Model United Nations and many of the CHMS delegations were attending the assembly for the second time.“The second-year students come back more confident and are able to better present their resolutions,” Gilbert said. “It’s not easy for a young student to stand before a large group of people and present a resolution and argue for or against resolutions. Participating in the Model United Nations is a real confidence booster for all the students.” Ethan Montgomery said the resolution the United Kingdom wrote is designed to ensure nuclear peace.“Our idea is to interview people about nuclear energy and do a survey on what is being done and what else can be done,” Montgomery said.Holman Outlaw, a Brundidge youth and a member of the D.A. Smith Middle School Mongolia delegation, said Mongolia is plagued by organized crime and drug trafficking is rampant.“What must be done is better patrolling of the borders and utilizing more effective scanning devices,” said Neal Siegfried.Skyler Sanders, also of the Mongolia delegation, said the Model United Nations is a fun and learning event.“We find out about governments all around the world and all the problems that they have,” he said. “And, we learn how important it is for these problems to be solved.” Print Article You Might Like Chamber introduces new leader New Pike County Chamber of Commerce Kathleen Sauer talked with Kim Edwards and Donna Schubert after the Thursday morning press… read more Model the UN Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:24 pm Thursday, March 3, 2011 Skip Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more