Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio

first_imgArchitects: HAMAAN Studio Area Area of this architecture project Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio Apartments Iran Area:  850 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments, Residential•Isfahan, Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Design Team:Annahita Shadkam, Masih Moshkforoush, Kimia ValianiConstruction:Zibā Sāzān inc.Structural Engineer:Majid KhosraviMechanical Engineer:Iman EmamiClient:Zahra SaberianfarPresentation:Erfan Shafiee, Mehdi TavakoliCity:IsfahanCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The Malek apartment building is located in ‘Malek’ neighborhood in Isfahan, Iran, on a 303 m2 lot, of which the building occupies 180 m2 as its footprint. The project mandate was to incorporate six apartments within the 4-story height allowed by the city bylaws. After much studies and analysis of various options, as well as examining the limitations and setbacks, four apartments (90 m2 each) were placed on the first two floors, while two large units (180 m2) were designed on the upper two floors.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniDesign Principles (Concept)The ‘purely functional and spare’ ideology of the Modern Architecture suggests that the house spaces can be divided into two distinct domains, namely ‘public’ and ‘private’ sections. However, the way in which the public and private spaces are connected to each other would, without doubt, affect the readiness of the inhabitants for interaction with each other, as well as the extent of each individual’s privacy at the same time. It can be argued that an overly functional divide between ‘private’ and ‘public’ spaces in contemporary Iranian houses has led to the development of excessive individualism, threatening the quality ‘family life.’Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniThe project aimed at improving the human interactions among the inhabitants. Therefore, a ‘spectrum of domains’, as opposed to the two strict ‘private’ and ‘public’ sections, was created, including ‘cozy-with-family’, ‘private-with-friends’, ‘family private’, and ‘alone-private’. For example, any personal activity that does not necessarily need ‘privacy’ would best fit in a ‘family private’ space, such as recreational reading, sewing, playing, ironing, and the like.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniSave this picture!Skins Forming DiagramIn this, the ‘public’ domain plays a central role as the organizing space, centering the ‘private’ domains, which reflects the role of ‘family’ at the heart of the home (as opposed to merely functional house). To materialize this idea, the living area in the third-floor apartment is designed at the center of the unit, while in the top unit it transfers into a cozy open space (courtyard), to bring in the sky into the living space. In both units, all other spaces are formed revolving around the central public space. In fact, organising living spaces around a core ‘public’ area is nothing new, and there is historical precedent for it in the traditional Iranian Housing typology in central Iran, where the layout of houses was formed like a Greek cross, the center of which was where the family gathered, and rooms located in each arm of the cross.Project gallerySee allShow lessSt Kilda Extension / Finnis ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHuangshan Mountain Village / MAD ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Isfahan, Isfahan Province, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily Year:  Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN StudioSave this projectSaveMalek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Lead Architects: “COPY” Photographs:  Hossein Farahani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Behrouz Shahbazi, in collaboration with Mehran Gharaati Manufacturers: Travertine, Alfam Save this picture!© Hossein Farahani+ 28 Share 2017 CopyAbout this officeHAMAAN StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialIsfahanIranPublished on November 14, 2017Cite: “Malek Residential Building / HAMAAN Studio” 13 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Photographers subjected to intimidation and violence by politician, military intelligence

first_img August 25, 2020 Find out more July 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographers subjected to intimidation and violence by politician, military intelligence Follow the news on Venezuela News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Reporters Without Borders protests against the use of intimidation and force against two news photographers in separate incidents on 29 June in Caracas. Describing the incidents as bullying of the press, the organisation calls on state prosecutor Isaías Rodríguez to take action. Help by sharing this information Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News RSF_en VenezuelaAmericas VenezuelaAmericas to go further Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela News June 15, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders wrote to Venezulean state prosecutor Isaías Rodríguez today objecting to the use of threats and force against photographers Cirilo Hernández of the Últimas Noticias daily newspaper and Juan Carlos Neida of the El Nuevo País daily in separate incidents on 29 June in Caracas, and urging him to put an end to “bullying” of the press.”A pro-government politician and presumed military intelligence officers made unacceptable use of intimidation and violence against journalists simply because they were taking photos,” the organisation wrote. “Repeated behaviour of this kind, carried out with impunity, is intolerable and it falls to you as state prosecutor to bring it to an end by punishing those responsible,” the letter added.In one incident, Hernández and an Últimas Noticias colleague, Mabel Sarmiento, were intercepted on Andrés Eloy Blanco Square, near the Miraflores presidential palace as they were preparing a report about homeless people. The Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, a press freedom organisation, obtained a description of the incident from Sarmiento. She said several individuals began to insult them and threatened to hit them and take their cameras away. One of them said the square was under the control of Lina Ron, a politician closely allied with President Hugo Chávez, and no photos could be taken without Ron’s permission.They took the two journalists by force to an office and held them there until Ron arrived two hours later. Ron confirmed that no photos could be taken on the square without her permission. When Sarmiento said she would write about this incident in Últimas Noticias, Ron replied: “Write what you like, no one will believe you, you will be just one more lying journalist.”In the second incident, four men in a jeep carrying Department of Military Intelligence passes intercepted Neida as he was taking photos in the Las Mercedes district of Caracas. When he showed them his press ID, he was hit several times and insulted and then bundled into the jeep. After being held for eight hours in the jeep as it toured the city, he was dropped off late at night in Cota Mil, a deserted eastern district at the foot of El Ávila mountain. Receive email alerts January 13, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Senate supports sustainability lesson in Moreau curriculum

first_imgWith the hopes of promoting sustainability on campus, Notre Dame’s student senate passed a resolution Monday evening in favor of adding a sustainability lesson to the Moreau First-Year Experience course.Lewis Hall senator Dana Plagenz co-authored the resolution after discovering that 92.5 percent of Notre Dame students want to learn more about the campus’ sustainability efforts. Plagenz, who conducted the survey for a sustainability course last semester, was troubled to learn that a large percentage of Notre Dame students held misconceptions about issues of sustainability, both on campus and in general.“We found that kind of alarming,” Plagenz said. Plagenz partnered with Alumni Hall senator and chair of the senate sustainability committee Daniel Rottenborn, and the two explored strategies to raise awareness about sustainability on campus.“We decided that Moreau would be the best place to implement this because it’s the only class that everybody has to take here, regardless of major or AP credit, and it’s in your first year, and it’s supposed to orient you to University life and well-being and challenge you to think critically,” Plagenz said.As Plagenz prepares to discuss her proposal with University officials next week, she and Rottenborn hope that the resolution will send a strong message from the student body.“We felt that it would be important for us to have something more tangible … something official from the students,” Rottenborn said.While the resolution passed with majority support, some senators expressed concern that students would not take the information seriously in the context of the Moreau course.“If your goal is to educate people about sustainability, this will just become one more [lesson] module,” Saint Edward’s Hall senator John Usher said.But other senators pushed back, arguing that student government should work to improve the Moreau curriculum by teaching relevant and meaningful information. Although senators widely agreed that Moreau has its flaws, many also pointed out that the Moreau course is here to stay.“You have to be there, [so] you might as well get information that you actually want during that,” Welsh Family Hall senator Lindsay McCray said.Student body president Gates McGavick and vice president Corey Gayheart also briefed senators about developments on the topics of sexual assault and club funding.Following last week’s senate meeting, McGavick and Gayheart met with University administrators to discuss new student government business. Administrators corrected elements of student body president-elect Elizabeth Boyle’s presentation on Title IX, the federal law that regulates sexual misconduct policies on college campuses.Administrators clarified that Notre Dame, in fact, does not currently practice mediation between sexual assault survivors and perpetrators and does not plan to in the future. Additionally, administrators assured McGavick and Gayheart that residence hall rectors are and will remain mandatory reporters of sexual assault.McGavick and Gayheart also expressed confidence in their legislative agenda. After struggling to increase club funding in the previous weeks, McGavick assured senators that he and Gayheart were making progress. Two weeks ago, the student senate rejected a resolution to reallocate funding from student union organizations toward other student organizations. McGavick, however, said that he and Gayheart are approaching a compromise with members of the Student Union Board and the class councils.“I am more confident than ever that it’s going to get done,” McGavick said.Tags: funding, Notre Dame Student Senate, sexual misconduct, sustainability, Title IXlast_img read more

Chelsea consider Twickenham move

first_img The RFU has confirmed it has been sounded out about the prospect of the Premier League club using the 82,000-capacity home of English rugby if Stamford Bridge is redeveloped. Chelsea announced in June that they are looking at possible expansion plans for their stadium, although dates for any work have not been specified. It had previously been mooted that the club could seek out a permanent new home, however suitable London sites are in short supply. Chelsea have taken the first step towards a possible temporary move to Twickenham after making an approach to the Rugby Football Union. The Scottish Rugby Union has allowed Murrayfield to be used for club football, with Celtic playing European games at the Edinburgh stadium earlier this year while Celtic Park and Hampden were tied up during the Commonwealth Games. Twickenham has previously refused football teams permission to move in for short periods, with the then RFU chief executive Francis Baron saying in 2001, when Fulham were seeking a temporary home, that “we are not interested”, citing difficulties with segregation of supporters along with traffic and policing issues. The RFU said in a statement: “We are regularly contacted by a variety of organisations, within and outside sport, on a wide range of opportunities concerning use of what we believe is a world-class stadium. We have had an enquiry from Chelsea FC but have not had any discussions of any substance. “While we don’t comment on any specific confidential conversations, each request is taken on its merit, assessing a variety of factors, such as the effect on the pitch, availability, transport and local considerations and other important implications.” It is understood the RFU considers the enquiry to be a long way short of indicating that Chelsea have chosen Twickenham as the stadium they specifically would want to move to, should redevelopment work at Stamford Bridge necessitate a ground move. There are thought to be other stadiums under consideration by the club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Tottenham have recently been linked with a move to play a number of games at Wembley in the 2017/18 season while their new home is built. A Chelsea spokesman said: “We’re investigating different scenarios as part of the consultation process we started earlier this year, but have had no discussions of substance so far.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 Michigan State drops out of Top 25; Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas top poll, Seton Hall at No. 10

first_img February 10, 2020 POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 Michigan State drops out of Top 25; Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas top poll, Seton Hall at No. 10 Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 Michigan State drops out of Top 25; Baylor, Gonzaga, Kansas top poll, Seton Hall at No. 10.,Update on the latest sportslast_img

Former Syracuse All-American Sergio Salcido selected No. 8 in 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft

first_imgThe Florida Launch selected former Syracuse All-American midfielder Sergio Salcido with the No. 8 pick in the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft. The Launch picked Salcido’s former teammate, Nick Mariano, fourth in the draft.An SU player has been drafted every year since the first MLL draft in 2001, and Syracuse was the only team in this year’s draft with two players to go in the first round.Salcido, a former walk-on from Florida, didn’t score a single goal in his first two seasons at SU. As a junior in 2016, he broke out for 29 goals — second on the team — and earned Second Team All-American honors.He was a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree who hit two game-winners this season and led the Orange with 33 assists and 51 points. The shifty speedster rose from walk-on to one of the top facilitators on one of the nation’s top teams. He created match-up problems with an ability to go left or right, break down a defender and get his shot off despite his diminutive stature (5 feet, 7 inches and 166 pounds).Salcido scored three goals in a game twice this season, including his outburst at North Carolina on April 15. In overtime, he delivered the game-winner, extending SU’s longest winning streak in six years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFellow midfielder Mariano, who was selected fourth overall by the Florida Launch, created a one-two punch with Salcido that opposing teams feared. Whether to double-pole them or leave Mariano with a short-stick defensive midfielder became one of opposing coaches’ most talked-about topics.In 2016, four Syracuse players, Dylan Donahue, Brandon Mullins, Warren Hill and Tim Barber, were drafted.The 2017 Orange, ranked No. 1 in the country for three straight weeks, fell last Sunday to Towson in the NCAA quarterfinals. SU failed to reach the Final Four for the fourth straight year and finished the season 13-3. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2017 at 11:53 am Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Exceptional trio celebrated at coaching awards

first_img14 Dec 2016 Exceptional trio celebrated at coaching awards Three exceptional men who support the country’s most promising golfers were celebrated at an awards dinner at the England Golf coaching conference. Standing ovations marked the announcement of Yorkshire’s Steve Robinson as 2016 Coach of the Year, Sussex’s Alan Covey as Volunteer Manager of the Year, and Cheshire’s Alan Thompson as the winner of the Lifetime Service Award. Nigel Edwards, England Golf Performance Director, commented: “These are truly exceptional people who stand out for the support and encouragement they provide to our golfers, helping them to be the best they can.” The conference, attended by county, regional and national coaches and managers, had the theme of creating a winning culture – and the achievements of the three award winners helped to highlight this. Steve Robinson (pictured top © Leaderboard Photography) has enjoyed a spectacular 2016, inspiring the England women’s team to become European champions for the first time in 23 years. Victory was particularly sweet because his teams had been involved in bronze medal play-offs in the previous three years, but have left the championships empty handed on each occasion. His players included Bronte Law, who has just turned professional after a stellar amateur career when she was ranked second in the world, played in three Curtis Cup teams, won the Annika Award as the top US college player and was European amateur champion. She sent a message to the conference saying: “The gold medal represents all Robbo’s work as a coach and mentor. He is not just a coach to me, he is a friend and I could not think of anyone who deserves this award more.” Robinson, who is based at Sandburn Hall, also coaches the Yorkshire boys’ and women’s teams – and between them they’ve won 11 English county championships. This year, three boys from the six-strong county squad have represented England and Robinson is also the personal coach to Charlie Thornton who won the England Golf Boys’ Order of Merit. He summed up how he creates a winning culture by saying: “It’s all about building relationships with the players and making sure you know their vision and their mission.” Alan Covey (pictured right © Leaderboard Photography) is the Sussex junior manager and an England Golf regional manager – and has such an impact that he received three separate nominations for the award of Volunteer Manager of the Year. One of his proposers summed him up: “One major factor of his success is that all the juniors like him. His encouragement and dedication to them is very evident and rewarded by their respect for him. I know many players who are now over 18 that keep in regular contact with him letting him know how they are progressing.” Within Sussex, Covey helps to organise coaching development for young players who wish to progress, and works with the county squads for players from U12 to U18 age groups. As an England Golf regional manager he is generous in sharing his knowledge and experience with other managers. He organises many events, including a national start-of-season championship for U16 boys and girls – and he also took an England team to the 2016 Canadian International Junior Challenge and encouraged them to victory. Covey commented on his award: “This isn’t just about me, it’s about every manager out there and all of us want to make a difference.” Alan Thompson was unable to be at the presentation of the Lifetime Service Award but delegates were told how he has dedicated his career to helping golfers achieve their full potential at all levels, working with club players, county golfers, elite national amateurs and top professionals. He was Cheshire coach for 25 years and was the professional at Heswall Golf Club until 2012 – when he retired to concentrate on his coaching. He’s been assistant coach to the England Men’s A Squad for many years and this season has been especially memorable with squad player Scott Gregory winning the Amateur Championship and the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit. He’s also taught many European Tour players, including Lee Slattery and Ryder Cup player Jamie Donaldson. Steve Burnett, the England Golf Men’s Performance Manager, paid tribute to Thommo’s achievements and said: “We want to say thank you for all your years of dedication, there are a lot of players out there who are very grateful.” During the conference delegates also heard from speakers including Sergio Lara-Bercial who has studied ‘serial winning coaches’ and Baroness Sue Campbell, who discussed turning ‘good into great.’  She chaired UK Sport from 2003-2013, presiding over Team GB and Paralympic GB’s largest medal haul in living memory; she has been the chair of the Youth Sport Trust since 2005 and she is the FA’s head of women’s football. Ben Stow and Ashley Chesters, who were top England amateurs before embarking on their professional careers, attended a Q&A session with delegates. Stow was the Brabazon Trophy champion and is now a Challenge Tour player, while Chesters was the double European amateur champion and has just won his European Tour card. Both have been supported by England Golf’s Give Back scheme which provided them with a number of Challenge Tour starts; in return they give back a proportion of earnings over a certain level to support the squad programme.last_img read more

Hope through hockey in Diepsloot

first_imgMalele is currently a level-one coach and his goal is to reach level six, the highest grading. He also hopes to send some of the older players on umpiring and coaching courses. A chance meeting with University of Johannesburg (UJ) Sport’s Siobhan Brown at a counselling course in 2008 saw the tertiary institution take up his cause. “Thanks to media reports about violence, people don’t want to set foot in Diepsloot, but the UJ people came,” said Malele. “I thank God for everything. He’s the only one keeping my projects going.” Two of his biggest success stories are Shirley Machaba and Kabelo Motsatsi, who have both qualified for the Southern Gauteng under-18 sides on a number of occasions. Motsatsi now plays for the Beaulieu College men’s side and is coached by former Olympic hockey player Allistar Fredericks. He believes it helps them avoid the peer pressures and socio-economic pitfalls plaguing his impoverished community. Starting with half a dozen youngsters in 2001, the unemployed Johannesburg resident now has over 150 players in nine teams. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Academic support programmes The Silver Stars project was also the runner-up in last year’s Murray & Roberts Jack Cheetham Memorial Award for development teams. The financial windfall from this prize has helped to pay for development clinics, transport and other expenditures. Where many see a future as barren as the dusty ground on which his teams practise, Diepsloot hockey coach Silver Malele sees hope. They were and interest grew steadily. “On Saturdays, we play round-robin tournaments and the older teams have league fixtures,” he said. “Sometimes I’m out at 6am and only get home at midnight.” Malele’s Silver Stars development project in the Johannesburg township, on the northern fringes of affluent Sandton, is giving youngsters from the ages of seven to 17 something positive to focus their energies on. He said that he has seen significant changes in the children who come from far-flung areas. “They are often in different schools, but, when they are together at Silver Stars, they have the opportunity to make friends and teach and support each other. UJ Hockey’s Elize le Roux said the university helped with equipment and clinics, assisted in Malele’s development and also with applications for sponsorships, government grants and national lottery funding. But the deep-seated love of the game returned decades later when he decided to do something positive for his community. “As Africans we are just focused on soccer,” he said. “So I thought let me do something different and see if the kids would be interested.” The 42-year-old Malele’s passion for hockey started in the late seventies, when he learned the game at Witkoppen School in the Fourways area of Johannesburg. After leaving school, he quit the sport on principle. “In those days there was no good treatment,” he said. “We need to attend more clinics so that we can move forward,” he said. According to Le Roux, UJ is busy developing academic support programmes to assist Malele’s younger players in qualifying for university acceptance in the future. 23 September 2011 Malele has applied for various jobs over the years, but fears that finding permanent employment will mean the end of Silver Stars. “I do this out of love,” he said. Dedicated hockey academy “That’s what I like to see,” he said. Malele’s ultimate goal is to have a dedicated academy in Diepsloot, and is a little closer to achieving this thanks to the University of Johannesburg’s hockey club. He hopes that every child who has been isolated from sport will be able to one day join a team and get a sporting chance. “Playing in tournaments gets them away from all the cruel things that just traumatise and stress them,” he said. Malele also runs a community food garden and counselling and support groups for HIV/Aids patients and their families at the Diepsloot South Clinic. “We don’t have an astroturf or even grass, just bare ground,” said Malele, who was named Volunteer of the Year at the recent South African Sports Awards. “The fact that boys and girls have been developed to provincial level on that rocky piece of land, you just wouldn’t believe it.”last_img read more

Blockchain Has Come to the U.S. Real Estate Market

first_imgLate last year, a precedent-setting property sale in Vermont became the first real estate transaction in the United States to use blockchain, portending a new era in the sale of land and improvements. Blockchain technology is an industry disrupter on the cusp of improving transactions across all sectors and borders. It is suggested that blockchain may do for the $217 trillion U.S. real estate market what the portable phone did for communications,  and that may be an understatement. Blockchain will address high transaction costs, long time delays, and heterogeneity of real estate transaction types, accelerating the investment in real estate across sectors, the nation, and the globe.RELATED ARTICLESGiving Green Certification a Home in Real Estate ListingsTransforming the Real Estate MarketA Neighborhood Microgrid Takes Shape in Brooklyn Blockchain is a digitized, distributed ledger that records and shares information. It could enable the real estate industry to address many of its inefficiencies. Think of blockchain as the technology, or better yet the operating system, that supports Bitcoin, the digital currency launched in 2009. Cryptocurrency is only one of an untold number of applications for blockchain. In another high-profile application, Walmart just announced it is requiring suppliers of leafy green vegetables to upload growing and shipping data to blockchain by September 2019. There is no requirement that a cryptocurrency (Bitcoin or something else) be used in a blockchain transaction. Payment can be made by any ordinary means that the parties agree to. A highly regulated industry Real estate is a highly regulated industry and real estate transactions must be recorded in a government ledger to be recognized. There are more than 3,600 governmental jurisdictions in the United States alone where real estate deeds are filed. The vast majority are paper instruments filed with a court clerk. Documents are not easily accessible, except to a dinosaur industry of local courthouse title abstracters supported by a coterie of indemnity title insurance companies. There have been government studies and pilot programs, including the much-ballyhooed Cook County, Illinois, pilot that designed blockchain real estate conveyance software. But no actual transactions took place. Then Propy, a private company based in Palo Alto, California,  announced that it had used blockchain for a property purchase on February 20, 2018 in Chittenden County, Vermont, a first in the U.S. I posted this blog last year when Propy announced the very first blockchain sale anywhere: the sale of an apartment in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017. And on October 9, 2018, Propy announced it had used blockchain for a property purchase in Seville, Spain. State laws are being updated Laws will need to be changed across the U.S. and the globe to allow more than the old-fashioned register of deeds. Today, in most of the thousands of local jurisdictions in the U.S., the transfer of ownership of real estate is enforceable only when the deed is presented for recording among the land records in the courthouse. There is, of course, some risk that a patchwork of state laws may inhibit blockchain’s growth, so most states are adopting minimalist legislation demonstrating that the jurisdiction and its courts are blockchain-friendly. States have been actively making the necessary changes in law since 2016. Vermont that year enacted House Bill 868, now a model across the country, that provides for the enforcement of transactions using blockchain by providing a rebuttable presumption of admissibility of a blockchain-based digital record as a “business record” under Vermont’s rules of evidence. Here’s what the law says: “A digital record electronically registered in a blockchain, if accompanied by a declaration that meets the requirements of subdivision (1) of this subsection [notarized], shall be considered a record of regularly conducted business activity pursuant to Vermont Rule of Evidence 803(6).” Similarly, in 2018, Ohio passed Senate Bill 200. It provides that “a record or contract that is secured through blockchain technology is considered to be in an electronic form and to be an electronic record.” Electronic signatures secured through blockchain technology are considered to have the same legal standing as any other electronic signature. In 2017, Arizona went even further by enacting House Bill 2417, which recognizes blockchain signatures and smart contracts as electronic records. Lawmakers also adopted Senate Bill 1084, which requires governmental agencies to allow the use of electronic records or electronic signatures, including for the transfer of real estate. At least 25 other states have some blockchain authorizing law, as do Dubai, Israel, Canada, Sweden, and Ukraine. Look for blockchain in lease agreements This law firm has worked with clients in the outdoor sports apparel and agricultural sectors in matters of blockchain and we see the application in real estate. Interestingly, it may well be leasing that will elevate blockchain in the real estate marketplace ahead of deeds because most leasing transactions do not require involvement of a government registrar. Owners of green buildings, among some of the most progressive in the real estate industry, will all but certainly be at the forefront of this technological revolution. But all owners of commercial real estate risk becoming as outmoded as the buggy whip industry if they do not consider adopting blockchain technology.   Stuart Kaplow is an attorney specializing in environmental law. This post originally appeared at his blog, Green Building Law Update.last_img read more

2009 14/16 Regionals and Trans Tasman

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) in partnership with the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) are proud to announce that the upcoming Trans Tasman between Australia and New Zealand will be conducted in Wollongong, New South Wales. TFA in conjunction with the assistance of the New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) will conduct the event at North Dalton Park. In what is an exciting opportunity for the parties to work together the NSWTA has also announced the location as the venue for the Under 14 and 16 Regional Championships to run in conjunction with the Trans Tasman. This allows for the sports elite to be showcased in front of the states best youth players. The NSWTA will be looking to extend the opportunity for attendance at this event to various developing States therefore expanding the opportunity for the young players of Australia to view what is the pinnacle of the representative pathway. The Trans Tasman will be conducted from the 24-26 of April 2009 with the NSWTA 14/16 Regional Championships held on 25-26 of April. This ensures the Trans Tasman will be integrated into the NSWTA Regional youth competition to ensure maximum exposure.  The format will be agreed upon by TFA and Touch New Zealand in the near future and this is also the recommencement of regular competition between the traditional rivals which was announced earlier this year.  This event will be contested in the three Open Divisions in a Three Test Match format.  It is currently envisaged that in order to ensure the success of the joint initiative that one game will be played each day in each division. TFA and TNZ will play a return leg in New Zealand in November 2009. TFA and TNZ will be covering off on a Heads of Agreement (HOA) in the near future and NSWTA will be consulted fully on the process to ensure the 14/16 Regional Championships requirements are considered. Further to this TFA and the NSWTA will develop a HOA on the relationship for delivery of the event. This will ensure the mutual needs are met. TFA and the NSWTA will be making joint media releases in the near future to outline the significance of the event. Both parties are pleased to be working on what will be a showcase for the sport. All parties will work through the specific requirements early in 2009. The opportunity to conduct the event in this region is recognition of the fine work conducted both within the affiliated infrastructure and in hosting events. It is the belief of both TFA and the NSWTA that this will showcase one of the benefits of affiliation within the area.last_img read more