5th August 2019 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Holland Casino prepares for launch – Part 1 With igaming set to launch in the Netherlands from January 2021 and a huge number of operators interested in moving into the market, current state-owned monopoly operator Holland Casino will soon be competing in a new channel. This doesn’t mean that it will reduce its social responsibility focus, says director of security and responsible gaming Janny Wierda Topics: Legal & compliance Strategy With online gaming set to launch in the Netherlands from January 2021 and a huge number of operators interested in moving into the market, current state-owned monopoly operator Holland Casino will soon be competing in a new channel. This doesn’t mean that it will reduce its social responsibility focus, says director of security and responsible gaming Janny WierdaAfter years of stalled progress, the Netherlands is finally edging towards opening its online gaming market. After the Remote Gaming Act finally passed the country’s Senate in February, work on developing regulations has been progressing, with a view to opening the licensing process from July 2020, and the market from January 2021.Operators are clearly enthused by the opportunity, despite early criticism of the 29.1% gross revenue tax, seen by many as too high.However this enthusiasm is tempered by worsening climate in which criticism of the industry has been growing, resulting in regulations becoming tighter and regulators quicker to launch enforcement action.This is exemplified by Sweden. Initial excitement at the long-awaited market opening has been followed by frustration at a lack of communication from the country’s regulator Spelinspektionen, with many believing it is overly aggressive in enforcing unclear regulations.However Holland Casino director of security and responsible gambling Janny Wierda believes things will be different for the operator. She argues that its existing player protection measures are more than robust enough already, and can easily be transferred online.Strict player protection controls have been cited as having an impact on revenue by a number of state-owned entities, such as Svenska Spel in Sweden, Veikkaus in Finland and Aland Islands-based operator Paf. However Wierda says for Holland Casino, this “is not an issue”.“If you take a short term view you could maybe say responsible gaming controls have cost you some revenue, but in the long-term you can only win,” she explains. “You don’t have players that are spending all their money in a single week – that’s not a sustainable business model.“You need to look at the lifetime value of your players, and not their month-long value.”“By having responsible gaming controls in place, my department wins because we fulfil our duties, and ultimately the company wins as customers can continue playing all their lives,” she continues.“That’s why responsible gaming is very important, and why we’ve been doing it for more than 40 years. It doesn’t harm us at all.”While she describes Holland Casino’s social responsibility processes as “restrictive”, Wierda argues it’s not a case of stopping people from doing certain things. Instead it’s a case of helping them find a better way to do something, or a better thing to do.In this respect, she continues, it’s similar what she did in the Dutch police, spending more than 30 years in the force before joining Holland Casino.“Of course in the police, the focus is also social responsibility, but for a wider remit, and for Holland Casino I am doing similar, but with a narrower focus,” she explains. “My focus is fraud, responsible gaming and AML, areas I worked on in the police.“I’m not the police officer of Holland Casino, but I sometimes think they need someone like me to tell people what they can and can’t do.“Another thing I’ve implemented in my department is not to say ‘no’. Instead we say ‘yes but’,” she says. “After all people will always gamble – it’s not possible to prohibit it. In the Netherlands online gambling is prohibited but more than one million people are already playing online.”After all, Wierda well aware of the current perception of the gambling industry. And she’s aware that while Holland Casino is currently trusted as a brand, its position is “always precarious”.“Just one incident can harm your reputation,” she says. “What I am afraid of is the impact of gambling advertising – we have seen in markets such as Sweden that though the advertising is coming from the online operators, that has an effect on the land-based businesses.“These companies end up punished for others’ actions. We are seen as safe, secure and responsible, but [only] for the time being.”While gambling advertising is an increasingly contentious topic, she points out that much of the enforcement action seen in other countries is related to anti-money laundering failures.These are nothing new for Holland Casino, Wierda says. Following a 2008 case in which an individual was laundering money through the operator’s venues, Dutch laws were tightened significantly. In markets such as Great Britain and Sweden, however, the stricter anti-money laundering controls are a recent phenomenon, and therefore “a big shock” for operators.Furthermore, Holland Casino has long upheld high player protection standards, to the extent that regulations being developed by the country’s gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) are largely already in place across the operator’s land-based estate.Read part 2 tomorrow Legal & compliance Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Tags: Online Gambling
Regions: US Topics: Casino & games Caesars Entertainment has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Belle of Baton Rouge riverboat casino in Louisiana to CQ Holding Company, the parent company of Illinois’ Casino Queen. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Caesars noted that if the sale went ahead, the Baton Rouge will be removed from the Gaming and Leisure Properties (GLPI) Master Lease. Rent payments to real estate investment trust GLPI would remain unchanged, while GLPI would also retain ownership of the real estate of Belle of Baton Rouge. Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “I want to thank all of our Baton Rouge team members for their hard work and dedication, especially during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic,” Caesars chief executive Tom Reeg said. 2nd December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the deal is expected to close in mid-2021. Casino & games Caesars to offload Louisiana property to Casino Queen parent Tags: Caesars Baton Rouge Casino Queen Email Address
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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Submit a Job Listing Reuben E. Brigety II was elected vice-chancellor and president of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, on Feb. 28, 2020, and took office on June 17. Photo: University of the South[Episcopal News Service] Reuben E. Brigety II, a former U.S. ambassador to the African Union, was serving as an academic dean at George Washington University in the nation’s capital late in 2019 when he got a call from a firm that was recruiting potential nominees for vice-chancellor of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Brigety initially had only a passing familiarity with the Episcopal university, commonly known simply as Sewanee. “The first thing I asked them was, are they ready for a Black vice-chancellor?” Brigety, 47, said in an interview with Episcopal News Service as he approached the anniversary of his election. “And then I asked the opposite question: ‘Are you just calling me to diversify your candidate pool?’”Assured that Sewanee took him and his leadership credentials seriously, Brigety agreed to apply and interview for the job. He was elected by Sewanee’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 28, 2020, and on June 17, he became the first Black vice-chancellor and president of an institution that is historically rooted in racism — from its founding by a Southern Episcopal church in 1857 to serve a white, slaveholding society to its refusal for nearly a century to allow Black students to attend.Brigety spoke with ENS over Zoom for about 45 minutes on Feb. 3. Days after that interview, on Feb. 7, he revealed during a Sewanee worship service that vandals had repeatedly attacked the on-campus home where he and his wife and two teenage sons live. Brigety cited the incidents – from liquor bottles and other trash left on his lawn to threatening signs posted by his door – as a call to affirm Sewanee’s values.“It is up to us to decide who we are, what we will tolerate and how we will live together,” Brigety said during the service. On Feb 17, he sent a follow-up letter to members of the campus community thanking them for their support.Brigety did not mention the attacks and threats while speaking earlier with ENS, though he didn’t sugarcoat the challenges facing Sewanee, particularly as it works to diversify its student body. He noted it wasn’t until 1970 that Sewanee first awarded a degree to an undergraduate Black student, and even today, Black students are only about 3% of its mostly white student body.“We are located in the heart of the region [the South] that we claim our name from,” he told ENS. “That is also where 60% of the country’s African Americans live, so we have an issue” – and not just a moral issue. “If you’ve affirmatively shut the door to your house for 150 years and then you crack it open, you have to do more than simply assume that people are going to want to come in, particularly when they have other options.“We have to do the work to figure out how we make Sewanee a place that is truly welcoming for everybody.”Sewanee, governed today by 28 Episcopal dioceses in the Southeast, began researching and confronting the legacy of its past complicity in white supremacist systems in 2017 when it launched the Roberson Project on Slavery, Race, and Reconciliation under Brigety’s predecessor, John McCardell Jr. The project’s researchers compiled some of their initial findings in a report that was cited in a statement issued Sept. 8, 2020, by the Sewanee Board of Regents. The board declared that the university “rejects its past veneration of the Confederacy” and commits to “an urgent process of institutional reckoning.”Brigety, in a parallel letter, called the board’s statement “a pivotal moment in the life of the University of the South,” and he outlined several initiatives that the Sewanee administration would take to demonstrate its commitment to equality and inclusion while reckoning with the university’s past.The following questions and answers have been condensed and lightly edited for length and clarity.ENS: First of all, could you tell us about your faith background? I know it’s not required for your job, but are you Episcopalian?Reuben Brigety, a 47-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, native, previously served as U.S. ambassador to the African Union and dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. Photo: University of the SouthBRIGETY: I’m an almost-Episcopalian. [Laughs.] I was raised in the Black Baptist church. At the Naval Academy, where I went for undergrad, the principal Protestant service is kind of modeled on an Episcopal service, and when I went to England for graduate school, obviously Anglicans everywhere. When I came back to the States, I was a naval officer stationed in Virginia Beach and started worshipping with Episcopalians. At the time, I was dating a woman who’s now my wife, Leelie [Selassie], who grew up in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, so when we got married and were figuring out our faith life together, we decided to meet in the middle and became Presbyterians.ENS: Sewanee was founded by a slaveholding Episcopal bishop, Leonidas Polk, to educate the children of other white slaveholders. I’m curious if you knew much of that early history before coming to Sewanee, and did that give you pause?BRIGETY: I knew some of it. Quite frankly, a lot of what I have subsequently learned was not readily available. We have something called the Roberson Project, which predates my arrival by several years, which has been interrogating our history as it relates to slavery and race. There are a lot of things that really started to come to light with the preliminary findings of the Roberson Project. I knew that Sewanee had connections with the Lost Cause [the revisionist movement that sought to portray the Confederacy as failed but noble]. I asked those questions directly in my interview process: “Am I going to be expected to defend and uphold the ideology of the Lost Cause? Because I’m not doing it, if that’s what you need.” And they said no.ENS: After your election, the country was hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and then three weeks before you took office, the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, set off protests around the country against racial injustice. How did those crises affect your first few months as vice-chancellor?BRIGETY: On the one hand, becoming a university president anywhere has its own challenges, particularly as the country approaches the so-called demographic cliff, in 2026, where we will see a national contraction of the cohort of 18-year-olds across the country. I knew that was going to be a thing. I knew that being the first Black vice-chancellor was going to be a thing. I had hoped to not have to deal with race my first year, just let people get to know me and me get to know them. Then the pandemic happens, and Sewanee’s evacuated. To deal with COVID, we accelerated the timeline for my arrival. And then the world exploded on matters of race. For my first public speech, I declared, yes, Black lives matter. I also declared that I categorically oppose violence to address any civic issue and that we would not have it here at Sewanee, but I knew our Black community members and Black students needed to be seen and valued. And I understood the hurt.ENS: In September, the Board of Regents issued its statement rejecting the institution’s racist past. You put out a statement as well, as did the School of Theology. How did the board’s statement come about?BRIGETY: Over the course of that summer, everybody was releasing statements. And because of our particular history and the power of that moment, we understood that we needed to say something, but we also didn’t want to put out a statement that was virtue signaling. We actually wanted to commit to a series of actions that would meaningfully put us on a different path. The important thing about [the regents’] statement in my view: one, obviously the categorial repudiation of the institution’s past veneration of the Confederacy and the ideology of white supremacy. At least as important is the charge that came out of that, which is that we are to become a place that is a model for diversity and inclusion in American higher education.ENS: The goals identified by your letter ranged from improving the diversity of the student body and faculty to forming a commission to perhaps consider renaming buildings and monuments on the campus. Since then, are there any updates on some of those efforts?BRIGETY: With regards to diversity among the student body, we’re actively working on that. I spend a lot of my time personally engaging potential candidates, both candidates of color and those who are white, saying, “I want you to come. We believe in creating people of character and consequence at Sewanee.” We talk for about 30 minutes, and then I say, “Here’s your homework. You call every other college you want to go to and ask for 30 minutes with their president and get their commitment they’ll be personally invested in your development. You see what happens.” That is very important; it’s the very core of who we are at Sewanee.ENS: If you could put me in that conversation, given what’s come before at Sewanee and given the new Sewanee you hope to realize here, what is your pitch to those students, white or Black or anyone?BRIGETY: First of all, we have a first-rate liberal arts education. The second is that we believe deeply in community and in individual development. Third, the argument that I’m making is we are turning [Sewanee’s] history on its head. Our commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion is all the more powerful precisely because of our history. Come be a part of this amazing new story of the new South. For some, it works. For others – I had a young woman we offered a full scholarship to. She was coming out of D.C. And her mother was like, “I’m sorry, I just can’t send my child there. Not only is it too far, it’s the University of the South. The country’s angry. There was a bombing in Nashville over Christmas Day.” And so I got on the phone with her, the mom and the student, and we talked for over an hour. I think we almost had them. Then the [U.S.] Capitol was assaulted on Jan. 6, with a man walking though the Capitol with the [Confederate] Stars and Bars. And the mother was like, “I’m sorry.” We opened the whole world to her. And she’s like, “It’s just not worth it.”ENS: On the surface you would think, that’s in D.C., you’re in the middle of Tennessee. How are those related? But that family saw a connection.BRIGETY: Absolutely. She said, “Look, vice-chancellor, I’m sure you mean well. But I see what’s happening in the country. I see where you are. And I just can’t entrust my daughter to go there.”ENS: This was a Black family?BRIGETY: Yeah. Now, I would say that that is a distinctly minority view among the students that I engage. The vast majority are ready to come.ENS: Other Episcopal institutions are trying to eliminate Confederate symbols and names from public display. Sewanee has its own examples, such a monument honoring a Confederate general that the university relocated to a nearby cemetery. Are there any recent examples of Sewanee’s removing representations of the Confederacy or Lost Cause?BRIGETY: We will convene a committee this semester to begin looking at this. Our university, like the country, has a challenging inheritance to deal with. In every instance, we need to carefully evaluate what are the relative merits of the honorees to the founding of the university compared to their actions, which do not reflect our values. This notion that we’re erasing history, that’s ridiculous. We’re not erasing history. When you have public honorifics, the purpose is not to remember a set of facts. The purpose is to advance a set of ideals. And so the question is, in every circumstance, are we appropriately honoring a set of ideals that match who we are and who we want to be? The other thing is, if any history matters, then all of it does. Tell it all. For example, there is nothing on this campus to recognize the fact that the land on which we sit was initially cleared by slave labor, rented slave labor. Like the rest of America, all of this land at one time was populated by Indigenous people. There’s not so much as a doorknob on this campus to recognize the Native peoples who once lived here. If we’re going to be intentional about history, tell it all. Tell it all, and let us decide what we’re going to honor and what we’re simply going to remember.ENS: The Sewanee board’s statement acknowledged that many “do not recognize their Sewanee” in some of the stories you’re talking about, stories of the past complicity in racist systems and ideologies. And then others see Sewanee “all too clearly” in those details. There’s also that divide in the country, how people see the same set of facts differently. Is that reflected on the campus today?BRIGETY: First of all, Sewanee’s a lovely place that has helped to form generations of young people, and Sewanee alums love this university. And it is far too easy to enjoy the beauty of the [campus], engage in the rigor of your classes, enjoy the parties and the athletic competitions here and, if you are not paying attention, to not once give any thought about the roots of this university or to not think critically of the many Confederate sympathizers whose names grace our buildings and places of honor and reverence. And yet, we continue to live with the ramifications of that history, both in terms of the demographics of people who feel comfortable being here and in terms of how we choose to present ourselves to the world, both affirmatively and through our silence. Which is why I say the power of this moment is to be able to turn the trial of our past into the triumph of our future by turning that history on its head, and that’s what we intend to do.ENS: Sewanee is owned and governed by the dioceses of the Southeast. I’ve heard from some Black leaders in The Episcopal Church who don’t want to visit Sewanee even today because of its history. They aren’t convinced that Sewanee has changed and still feel disappointment and resentment. Do you think the university has turned a corner, or do you still see an uphill battle?BRIGETY: The answer is yes, on all counts. One of the first things I did when I sat in this chair – it was in the first week – I had a [Zoom] meeting with all the constituent bishops. And the bishop of Atlanta, Rob Wright, in a very Episcopal way said, “Greetings, vice-chancellor. Welcome. So glad to have you. Peace be upon you. And by the way, you just need to know I am never setting foot on your campus.” [Laughs.] Opened up, with both barrels. “There is no reason for me to set foot on a place that continues to venerate and honor these white supremacist Confederates in the 21st century.” And he is not the only African American senior leader of the church who has said that to me. That was in late June, which is also during the time frame when the regents were contemplating what, if anything, to say in this moment of racial reconciliation. And I used that example. I told the regents, look, when the princes of your church don’t feel comfortable setting foot on this campus, we’ve got a problem and we have to address it head on. And we are doing so. In all seriousness, the fact that we are enmeshed in The Episcopal Church is a great benefit to us, because in every circumstance we can say, explain to me how this is consistent with the teachings of racial reconciliation in The Episcopal Church. If it’s not, then we need to confront it. There is a lot of good here, a lot of wonderful people here, and there is some deep, painful history that we are committed to engaging.ENS: Do you have any hope of convincing Bishop Wright to come visit Sewanee after his comment in June?BRIGETY: [Laughs] I think he’ll come. Because that was before the statement went out. He has assured me that he will come.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC Q&A: Sewanee’s first Black vice-chancellor reflects on Episcopal university’s efforts to confront racist history Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Racial Justice & Reconciliation,
“COPY” Area: 119 m² Area: 119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Japan Photographs Ishibe House / ALTS Design Office Ishibe House / ALTS Design OfficeSave this projectSaveIshibe House / ALTS Design Office Projects Year: Photographs: via ALTS Design OfficeSave this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeRecommended ProductsFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewFastenersSchöckRainscreen Cladding Facade Fasteners – Isolink®Text description provided by the architects. The hope of this client is to live in a house just like a renovated warehouse. The type of houses is diversified into various kinds, and such a house is prevalent on the ground of financial terms. However, there’re problems as regarding heat insulation capacity and construction to convert a warehouse into a house. As a result, it costs the same amount as new construction. Therefore, we built a new house like a renovated warehouse pursuing diversified and productive open spaces.Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeThe ground sits between old residential area and new land for sale in lots. And it’s an area enclosed by residential roads. We made a building like an existing warehouse at first, and designed it carefully as if the client renovated it. We made a white-cube inside the building and put rooms needed privacy inside the cube. In doing so, we valued the connection of the inside and the outside. We made a splitlevel house, and dare to make non-exclusive rooms on floor planning. We created open spaces so that the client can arrange them to suit the lifestyle.Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeWe could take account the durability and the environmental burden because of new construction. In addition to that, we could add temporal complexity as if it were an existing building. Then we hope that the client lives a spiritually affluent life in this house adding depth to it.Save this picture!Courtesy of ALTS Design OfficeProject gallerySee allShow lessYinzhou City Investment Office Building Renovation / DC ALLIANCESelected ProjectsEducational Park Zenufaná / FP arquitecturaSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeALTS Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseRenovationJapanPublished on October 06, 2015Cite: “Ishibe House / ALTS Design Office ” 06 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Valhalla / Denizen WorksSave this projectSaveValhalla / Denizen Works Photographs United Kingdom CopyHouses•London, United Kingdom Silverwood Construction and Management ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792972/valhalla-denizen-works Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/792972/valhalla-denizen-works Clipboard 2016 Price & Myers Architects: Denizen Works Year Completion year of this architecture project Main Contractor: Year: “COPY” Save this picture!© Ben Blossom+ 24 Share Manufacturers: Inwood Developments Limited, Archway Sheet Metal Works, Martin Childs Limited Houses “COPY” Structural Engineering: Valhalla / Denizen Works ArchDaily Photographs: Ben Blossom Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Thomas Latjes, Murray Kerr, Andrew InghamCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben BlossomRecommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood at a Rescue House in Waddenzee, the Dutch SeaManuals & AdviceSwisspearlGuide: How to Choose the Right Swisspearl Cladding Panel FinishWoodBruagPerforated Facade Cladding CELLONText description provided by the architects. The Invisible House next door reflects the living trees in Waterlow Park opposite and the house backs on to Highgate Cemetery so our proposal plays on this context. Save this picture!© Ben BlossomRather than reflecting the living trees, we decided to use wood that had been ‘traumatised’. This wood, as dead as we could make it, reflects our clients’ interest in the macabre drawing on the ambience of Highgate Cemetery. The heavily charred larch fins creates an interesting counterpoint to the Invisible House that ties the two buildings together. Save this picture!© Ben BlossomSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Ben BlossomThe fins are fixed to the facade using galvanised top-hat brackets and glued in place. The fronts of all the timbers are in one plane to unify the facade so when viewed from up and down the street, the elevation appears closed, but on moving past the house the differing depths of fins reveal the ghost of the original articulation of the dwelling behind.Save this picture!© Ben BlossomProject gallerySee allShow lessEuropan 10 Project / DROMSelected ProjectsItoi Elementary School / Atelier BNKSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeDenizen WorksOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondonEnglandUnited KingdomPublished on August 10, 2016Cite: “Valhalla / Denizen Works” 09 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Golany Architects Area Area of this architecture project Residence in the Galilee / Golany ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence in the Galilee / Golany Architects 2016 Residence in the Galilee / Golany Architects Photographs Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880869/residence-in-the-galilee-golany-architects Clipboard Photographs: Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Tiberias, Israel Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Houses Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 32 Share ArchDaily Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880869/residence-in-the-galilee-golany-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Even Bereshit, I-Wood, Tal Lev, VollachSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house overlooks the Sea of Galilee with a sweeping view of the Galilee from every room. The Generous openings facing the view at the south and east, require the provision of shading and filtering against the intense sun, which is provided by the wooden shutters. The shutters slide in adjustment to the position of the sun and privacy requirements.Save this picture!Courtesy of Golany ArchitectsSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe shutter lattices, as typical of Mediterranean mashrabiya, block views inwards and maintain privacy, while allowing one to enjoy the scenery from the inside. The windows and doors behind the shutters are recessed to improve climate control, creating intermediate spaces of shaded outdoor areas. Even during the very hot days of summer, these measures keep the house cool and pleasant.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe design of the elevations is a contemporary interpretation of the romantic notion of balconies with a view. The vertical proportion of the openings provides continuity between the nearby view and the distant view adorned by the lake. Carefully positioned openings on the rear elevations also capture views of Mount Canaan and the old town of Safed.Save this picture!© Amit GeronIt was a challenge to design the residence while maintaining visual continuity from the lot towards the horizon. The lot is only 500 sqm, so the residence is designed in two floors to have maximum outdoor area. Preserved mature olive and oak trees are an immediate continuum to the garden. Both the house and garden, are leveled for optimal far views, while they seem to continue unobstructed towards the surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Wooden Box House / SpriddSelected ProjectsCall for Poster Submissions: Urban Green Infrastructure EUGICCall for Submissions Share CopyAbout this officeGolany ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTiberiasIsraelPublished on October 04, 2017Cite: “Residence in the Galilee / Golany Architects” 04 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Norway 2017 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936816/bolig-dob-house-lie-oyen-arkitekter Clipboard Bolig DoB House / Lie Oyen arkitekter Year: CopyHouses•Norway Area: 320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936816/bolig-dob-house-lie-oyen-arkitekter Clipboard Save this picture!© Jonas Adolfsen+ 17Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Lie Oyen arkitekter Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Jonas AdolfsenClients:Hallfrid and Jan Nagell-ErichsenCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreSave this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenText description provided by the architects. The L-shaped house with a 320 m² footprint located in Berger, Nesodden, is built with multiple zones for a family who loves stairs. The shape of the building embraces a sunny garden from south-west while facing a great view over the fjord and Oslo.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenSave this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenThe ceiling follows the lines of the surrounding terrain. The geometric angle of the plan interacts with the steep slope towards west, creating a fence of the lush landscape. The project has overlaying areas, half-plans and spaces interlocked in each other, rather than specific rooms. It is a house made for people, connections and activities.Save this picture!© Jonas AdolfsenProject gallerySee allShow lessIAAC Global Summer School 2020EventTips for Design Studio Teaching in the Age of COVID-19Articles Share Photographs Houses “COPY” Bolig DoB House / Lie Oyen arkitekterSave this projectSaveBolig DoB House / Lie Oyen arkitekter ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLie Oyen arkitekterOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNorwayPublished on April 03, 2020Cite: “Bolig DoB House / Lie Oyen arkitekter” 03 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Neon Run partners with Virgin Money Giving [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLlkiJzdNdE[/youtube] Tagged with: Events Virgin Money Giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Night-time fun-run event Neon Run comes to the UK this year, and is partnering with Virgin Money Giving to enable participants to raise funds for charity.Neon Run will take place in Leeds and Sunderland this year on 18 and 25 October respectively, run by Sport 3 Event Management UK.Neon Run is a 5km “night-time spectacular run” with four on-course neon zones of rock, disco, pop and iconic British music featuring lasers, black lights, strobes, dancers, and DJs to keep runners entertained along the course. In Australia and South America Neon Runs have attracted over 10,000 people to each event. 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Jo Barnett, Executive Director of Virgin Money Giving said:“Virgin Money Giving has established some great partnerships since our launch and we’re delighted to be linking up with Neon Run. Our not-for-profit business model and low fees mean that we can help to ensure more of the funds raised go direct to the charities registered with us”.Shane Smith, Managing Director at Sport 3 Event Management UK said: Advertisement “Every participant has the opportunity to create their own fundraising page and raise funds for our preferred charities or their own favourite charity via Virgin Money Giving and engage their friends, family and colleagues in their Neon Run experience, which we strongly encourage”.Entries for Neon Run UK are now open. Participants can enter as individuals or as part of a team of four or more friends and family. 35 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2014 | News
February 27, 2020 – Updated on March 2, 2020 Poland : journalist investigated for coverage of Gdansk mayor’s assassination News PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence May 10, 2021 Find out more On the basis of anonymous interviews and sources close to the police and to the accused murderer, Wlodkowska reported that he premeditated and planned the assassination with great care but the prosecutor’s office had not conducted a thorough investigation into his motives. to go further RSF_en Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Poland is ranked 59th in RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index, after falling every year since 2015. “The use of criminal law to silence journalists and independent media that disturb the authorities must stop, RSF editor-in-chief Pauline Adès-Mével said. We support Katarzyna Wlodkowska and the other journalists affected by a judicial investigation and we urge the Polish justice system to drop these proceedings.” Organisation PolandEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsMedia independence WomenFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentViolence Follow the news on Poland Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts As a result of the investigation opened this month by the Gdansk prosecutor’s office, Wlodkowska is facing the possibility of up to two years in prison under article 241 of the Polish criminal code for allegedly divulging confidential information about the judicial investigation into Mayor Pawel Adamowicz’s murder in January 2019. Articles by Wlodkowska published last month by Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s leading independent daily, and its supplement, Duzy Format Magazine, exposed many gaps in the murder investigation being conducted by the Gdansk prosecutor’s office. News June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out more News With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland News Katarzyna Wlodkowska / DR The decision to open a criminal investigation into journalist Katarzyna Wlodkowska’s reporting on last year’s assassination of Gdansk’s mayor constitutes an escalation in the Polish judicial system’s intimidation of independent media and journalists, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU
News Manifestations de l’opposition au Togo, 6 septembre 2017, AFP/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI TogoAfrica Condemning abuses March 11, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the restriction of freedom of information in Togo resulting from government’s disconnection of the Internet and its harassment of journalists covering the major anti-government protests that began a month ago in the capital, Lomé. Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension News The authorities cut 3G mobile services early last week and Internet communications from 7 to 10 September, while some journalists have been subjected to intimidation with the aim of preventing them from covering the protests.The targets include Emmanuelle Sodji, the Togo correspondent of TV5 Monde and France 24, who has been threatened and whose accreditation as TV5 Monde correspondent was withdrawn on 6 September.Before withdrawing her accreditation, the communication minister sent several letters to TV5 Monde complaining about her coverage of the unrest in Togo and threatening to cut of TV5 Monde’s retransmission signal in Togo if she continued. She still has France 24 accreditation.Sodji has for several weeks been providing both TV5 Monde and France 24 with coverage of the street protests and the ensuing government crackdown. The authorities claim that video footage showing gendarmes arresting people dressed in red (the opposition party’s colour) or breaking up demonstrations are “false” and must have been filmed outside Togo.The authorities have even criticized reports in which she interviewed government supporters as well as opponents, arguing that she should only have covered pro-government demonstrations. As well as being threatened several times with reprisals if she does not stop covering the protests, she has also been offered money to report the “opposite” of what she has reported until now. “These attempts to control media editorial policy and the very disturbing acts of intimidation against journalists are unacceptable,” said Clea Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “This constitutes very grave interference by the Togolese authorities in the freedom to inform. We ask them to let the media do their job of informing the public about what is happening in Togo.”Other journalists have also been the targets of violence or intimidation since the current wave of street protests began. Some have been insulted on the Internet and calls have even been made on online social networks for journalists to be killed. Togo is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.Alors qu’un vaste mouvement de contestation populaire anime la capitale Lomé depuis le 9 août, les autorités ont coupé la 3G depuis le début de la semaine dernière et du 7 au 10 septembre, les communications internet étaient également inaccessibles. Les services reviennent lentement à la normale. Certains journalistes sont pour leur part sujets à des intimidations visant à les empêcher de couvrir ces manifestations. Dernier exemple en date, le retrait d’accréditation, le 6 septembre, et les menaces contre la correspondante de TV5 Monde et France 24 au Togo, Emmanuelle Sodji. Cette décisions fait suite à plusieurs courriers envoyés à TV5Monde par le ministère de la Communication togolais se plaignant du travail de la journaliste et menaçant de couper le signal de la chaîne si celle-ci continuait ses reportages sur le Togo. La journaliste demeure à ce jour accréditée pour France 24. Depuis plusieurs semaines, Emmanuelle Sodji couvre pour TV5 Monde et France 24 les manifestations de rues qui agitent le Togo, ainsi que la répression qui s’en est suivie. Selon les autorités togolaises, les images de gendarmes arrêtant des passants habillés en rouge (couleur du parti d’opposition) ou la répression des manifestations sont “fausses” et auraient été tournées ailleurs qu’au Togo. Les autorités reprochent même à la journaliste ses reportages où elle donne la parole aussi bien aux partisans du régime qu’aux opposants, au prétexte qu’elle n’aurait dû couvrir que les manifestations de soutien au régime. La journaliste a subi plusieurs menaces, afin qu’elle arrête de couvrir les marches de l’opposition, jusqu’à des propositions d’argent pour “inverser” les informations contenues dans son papier. “Ces tentatives de contrôler la ligne éditoriale des médias ainsi ques les intimidations très préoccupantes contre les journalistes sont inadmissibles, déclare Clea Kahn-Sriber responsable du bureau Afrique de Reporters sans frontières. Il s’agit là d’une grave ingérence des autorités togolaises dans la liberté de l’information. Nous demandons aux autorités congolaises de laisser les médias faire leur travail afin d’informer la population sur les enjeux actuels du Togo.” D’autres journalistes ont fait l’objet d’agressions ou d’intimidations depuis le début de cette contestation populaire. Plusieurs d’entre eux ont été insultés notamment sur la Toile, certains internautes appelant même à leur mise à mort sur les réseaux sociaux. Le Togo occupe la 86ème place au Classement de Reporters sans frontières sur la liberté de la presse. Help by sharing this information March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says Follow the news on Togo RSF_en TogoAfrica Condemning abuses September 11, 2017 Freedom to inform curtailed amid protests in Togo September 15, 2020 Find out more