Businesses need help to export

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Croatian sell-off boosts Sazka’s bottom line in 2019

first_img Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Sazka Group has reported a 6.0% year-on-year rise in gross gaming revenue for 2019, with all subsidiaries growing during the year, while the sale of its Croatian subsidiary has more than doubled net profit for the period. 30th April 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Czech Republic Croatia Greece Italy Austria Sazka Group has reported a 6.0% year-on-year rise in gross gaming revenue for 2019, with all subsidiaries growing during the year, while the sale of its Croatian subsidiary has more than doubled net profit for the period.Amounts wagered across all brands and markets rose 5.0% to €5.46bn (£4.76bn/$5.94bn), which after winnings paid out to customers left revenue of €1.91bn.The vast majority of this total came from lotteries, which accounted for €968.4m of GGR, up marginally from 2018, with an additional €211.4m coming from instant win games. Video lottery terminal revenue grew 42.7% to €297.7m, and digital gaming revenue soared from €8.2m in 2018 to €25.7m. Sports betting revenue, on the other hand, was down 2.2% at €402.9m.After lottery taxes of €595.0m, up 5.2%, net gaming revenue for 2019 was up 6.3% at €1.31bn.The bulk of net revenue came from Greece’s OPAP, in which Sazka increased its stake to 40.0% in November 2019, with the business reporting a 4.4% increase in 2019, to €1.09bn.Casinos Austria followed, with revenue up 2.0% to €719m. Sazka also increased its stake in the business in 2019, striking a deal to acquire Novomatic’s 17.9% stake in December 2019. Following the end of the reporting period, in March this year, it then agreed a deal to jointly control the business, in partnerships Austrian state investments body Österreichische Beteiligungs (ÖBAG).Italian lottery business Lottoitalia followed, with revenue rising 1.7% to €489m, and Sazka – the Czech state lottery operator after which the group is named – saw net gaming revenue grow 13.5% to €219m.“2019 was another very strong year for the group,” Sazka chief executive Robert Chvatal commented. “Apart from the outstanding organic growth and increased profitability across all our markets, we have taken a number of important strategic steps.“In particular, we increased our ownership of OPAP through the voluntary tender offer and have taken significant steps towards a majority shareholding position in [Casinos Austria] by reaching an agreement to acquire a stake of up to 17.2% from Novomatic (subject to various conditions precedent).”Sazka also sold its stake in Croatian operator SuperSport in May 2019, for a total consideration of €302.6m, while the investment body behind the business, KKCG, also bought out Emma Capital’s stake in the business to become its sole owner.The business made a further €147.3m from the sale of goods and services and recorded €12.5m in other operating income.Turning to costs, Sazka paid out €419.8m, up 2.0%, with spending on materials, consumables and services rising to €330.2m. Marketing costs also rose marginally to €92.4m, with personnel expenses growing 8.3% to €106.1m, and other operating expenses coming in at €50.6m.Sazka also saw its share of profit from investments climb to €120.4m, resulting in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rising 16.6% to €592.3m. After depreciation and amortisation charges of €121.6m (up 2.9%), operating profit was up 20.8% year-on-year to €470.6m.Finance costs rose 47.7% to €113.0m, leaving a pre-tax profit of €357.6m, and after income tax of €46.3m, net profit from continuing operations amounted to €311.4m (up 35.3%).However, Sazka’s bottom line was significantly boosted by gains from the disposals of the Croatian subsidiary, which added €277.3m to the group’s net profit. A further €15.6m was gained in profit from this discontinued operation, resulting in profit after tax more than doubling to €604.2m. Email Address Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Croatian sell-off boosts Sazka’s bottom line in 2019last_img read more

If I had £1,000, what would be the best shares to buy now for my ISA?

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Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church provides report

first_img Jay Woods says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Jim Murdock says: Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA July 17, 2013 at 11:40 pm What’s this about “churchwide?” Isn’t it a basic principle that the church is “the blessed company of all faithful people,” not a subset of the church but the whole church? Any action we take in regard to “identity” should only reflect the identity of the whole church, not some artificial “Anglican” identity. If it does the latter, then we are abandoning Anglican identity. In our historical circumstances, we have to act as a subset of the church, but we should do so with the whole church in mind, trying to understand what matters to the whole church and not to ourselves as a subset. Structure, Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church Comments (12) July 30, 2013 at 9:05 pm I think that the writer of one comment here identified himself as an LGBT person and not “nuts” as another writer has suggested. There are people who identify themselves as mentally compromised, albeit the slang term “nuts” was used to identify persons in years past. Many including myself consider that old slang term derogatory when used today. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Don Caron says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS July 19, 2013 at 3:40 pm Would this task force address the geographical boundaries of Dioceses? A person could walk from our parish in northern Kentucky to the Diocese of Southern Ohio in Cincinnati, but instead must drive an hour and a half to a meeting at our Diocese of Lexington Mission House (Diocese administrative center) in Lexington. I feel certain there are other odd boundaries throughout the church. Comments are closed. August 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm Mr. Sorbo should explore the many alternate liturgies authorized for worship. There is a wide variety. At some point the Committee should identify and seek out those parishes that are growing in faith and membership to determine their best practices. After all, the purpose of the committee is to make the church have a strong appeal to as many as possible and so to grow in numbers. Of course regional differences will not permit all best practices to work everywhere. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Office of Public Affairs, July 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm Episcopal art should lead change by exploring the nexus between art, science, and religion. We must change those images that imprint our subconscious and open ourselves to feel and sense the true universe around us. Rather than traditional icons that are really fantasized images of people during the time of Christ, let us use our new knowledge of the galaxies. We have real pictures of our own galaxy, black holes, and stars forming. This fundamentally changes our understanding of ourselves. As part of change, please provide artists with a forum for images that encourage all to sense and feel our new knowledge of the cosmos: Who are we; Where are we; and Where are we going. The art of the Church should display and encourage art as its seeks the nexus between art, science and religion. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Lorna Worley says: July 16, 2013 at 5:52 pm Going to the same service with basically same liturgy and hymns and prayers is part of the appeal of staying in the Episcopal Church. We don’t need more variety or whatever is meant by more life or more flexibility. This whole effort sounds to me misguided. If you want that kind of stuff go elsewhere and let us keep what is left of our heritage and worship, which is what drew many of us to the Episcopal church in the first place. Not to mention spending a ton of money playing around with things that don’t need playing around. Submit a Press Release Rector Belleville, IL July 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm In reference to the mandated Churchwide gathering as part of this process, please consider using live streaming events or web conferences in place of an actual conference-like gathering. This is precisely one area where (I believe) we in TEC need to change and utilize some of the technology now available and in use by organizations throughout the world. Travel and overnight accommodations are outside the budget for most clergy and parishes that I know (myself and my own included). Web-based meetings and a live-streamed conference are far more cost-effective and can be a far more inclusive way of involving more of our people in the process. Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Nathan Ferrell says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 July 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm Repetition is called by some ritual, by others boring. Sometimes, in order to truly notice the beauty or the significance of something, it is necessary to miss it, or to experience something else that awakens us to what we had. There are a good many variations offered in the existing liturgical resources, so that changes may be implemented from those. The use of imagination can spark a service in many different ways without requiring the abandonment of our identity. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) met July 12-13 at the Maritime Institute of Technology in Linthicum, Maryland. The following is a report on their work.The Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal ChurchBackground, challenge, and learningSince our initial meeting in February, we have been working in smaller groups to1) ensure that all of our members have a common understanding of our current structures, governance and administration;2) research both successful and unsuccessful attempts at large-scale change in other Christian traditions, in our own history as The Episcopal Church, and in other kinds of organizations, and consult with individuals who helped lead those efforts;3) develop a common understanding  of the central marks of Episcopal identity from the vast work that has already been done in that area; and4) establish the building blocks for a broad churchwide engagement process that we believe will be a critical piece of our work. We heard reports from each of these smaller working groups. Two of the groups offered written reports, and those are available on our website or hereOur greatest challenge so far has been developing a common understanding of the proper scope of our mandate. We are very conscious of the extraordinary energy and consensus demonstrated by the 77th General Convention about the need for bold and large-scale change in our church. Our work thus far has consisted of vigorous and Spirit-filled conversations about the best ways The Episcopal Church might begin to effect the kind of change that was called for and needed, and what specific areas in our common life are most in need of the kind of reform that convention called for.At least two important principles have emerged from our conversations and our research:1) Structural, administrative, and governance change is only one component of the renewal to which the church is being called. Our deepest hope and prayer for our work is that it will be part of, and will continue to catalyze, the renewal that is taking place in many places around the church.2) In order for structural, administrative, and governance reforms to be compelling and to effect meaningful change, they must be grounded in a coherent vision for what those structures are supposed to do in the life of the church.Our plan moving forwardTo that end, we organized into two main working groups for the next phase of our task. The first will continue to research and begin to codify the broad principles and vision for the overarching purpose of our structures. We have defined a rough working draft of principles based on the Episcopal identity research and will refine those over the next two months. We have also begun to define the specific areas within churchwide governance, structure and administration that they will review as part of their work.The other working group will focus on moving our engagement efforts toward the kind of broad, proactive, and intentional churchwide conversation that is both mandated by the resolution CO95, and which will be an important piece of any meaningful change the church ultimately adopts. We will begin that process in earnest in early September, and we will use this process to share and test our emerging work on principles and scope with the church as it develops. We hope to share our preliminary work around vision and principles as part of this engagement process.We will proactively seek out some groups within the church, both some with particular interests and/or capacity for influence, and some that represent voices not often heard from both within and outside the church. We will also make resources available so that any local or regional group can participate in this wide listening process, and provide their input to us.Our next full meeting will be held in December. At that meeting, we will receive a report on that listening process, finalize a coherent vision for structural reform that takes into account both our own research and what we have heard from the church, and begin to outline a plan for specific change proposals. Between December 2013 and March 2014, we will begin to develop specific and concrete proposals for reform. Between March 2014 and July 2014, we will take those back to the church for engagement and feedback, before finalizing our report to the 78th General Convention, which must be submitted by November 2014. A copy of our projected work plan is also attached and available on our website.Funding and the Churchwide gatheringResolution C095 of the 77th General Convention called upon us to convene a churchwide gathering as part of this engagement process. The resolution also asked for $400,000 to fund our work. The final budget adopted by General Convention included a $200,000 budget for all of our work during the triennium, including meetings, administrative expenses, travel, and the churchwide gathering. The budget we have been allotted will not allow for us to fund the kind of gathering mandated by the resolution (the General Convention Office has estimated that fully funding travel and arrangements for a gathering imagined by the resolution would cost around $450,000).We are continuing to explore ways of convening either a partially funded gathering, a smaller version of the gathering, several regional gatherings, or some other way of fulfilling the spirit of the resolution within the constraints of our available funds. Additionally, we have solicited and received a $150,000 grant from the Rector and Wardens’ Fund at Trinity Wall Street to assist with this work. We are extraordinarily grateful to Trinity for their generosity and support of our critical task. We welcome input from the church on the best way to fulfill this part of our mandate given our budget constraints.All our work has been grounded in prayer, and we are at all times seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit for our work. We are deeply grateful to those of you who are watching our work, and in the spirit of the authentic community to which Christ calls us, we hope you will help keep us accountable for the task with which we’ve been entrusted. We are grateful, too, to those of you who are holding this process in prayer. We ask for the continued prayers of the whole church as we move into this next phase of this process, and we very much need your ongoing input in order that the whole church might most faithfully respond to God’s call in this moment. Rector Martinsville, VA Andrew Sorbo says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA David Krohne says: July 22, 2013 at 10:25 am It is an amazing thing when a faith group has the courage to look critically at itself with the intent to open itself to a wider audience. I am very proud of my church that we do this regularly. As a life-long Episcopalian, I can say that our honesty with ourselves and our willingness to criticize ourselves is one of the many reasons I have spent nearly 60 years in this church. One of the other reasons is our willingness to welcome those that are different from us – who ever we may be. We are all God’s children and all brothers and sisters in Christ and as such, should all be welcome in God’s house without judgement or condemnation. That said, the liturgy is another reason I am still in the church. The ritual and traditions that surround us bind us together as a community. I am aware that it is often a barrier to those not familiar with the liturgy. There have been any number of solutions to this problem. I have no answers since I feel that there is never going to be and single answer that will fit every person. But I am proud to proclaim that I am Episcopalian and part of the long Anglican tradition. However the committee goes about this work, you will be in my prayers. Rector Knoxville, TN Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church provides report Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL July 27, 2013 at 10:46 pm The Task Force should read carefully Burke’s “Reflections on the Revolution in France.” Changes should be as small as necessary and should emphasize continuity and tradition. TEC may need an American revolution, not a French one. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET TREC ofrece informe tras su reciente reunión[16 de julio del 2013] El Grupo de Trabajo para la Re-imaginación de la Iglesia Episcopal (sus siglas en ingles, TREC) se reunió los días 12-13 de julio en el Instituto Marítimo de Tecnología en Linthicum, Maryland.   El siguiente es un informe de su trabajo.Grupo de Trabajo para la Re-imaginación de la Iglesia EpiscopalAntecedente, desafío y aprendizajeDesde nuestra reunión inicial en febrero, hemos estado trabajando en pequeños grupos para1) asegurar que todos los miembros tengan un común entendimiento de las  estructuras actuales, del gobierno y la administración;2) investigar los intentos correctos o fallidos de cambio a gran escala en otras  tradiciones cristianas, y en nuestra propia historia como Iglesia Episcopal, y en  otros tipos de organizaciones, y consultar con individuos que ayudaron a dirigir  esos esfuerzos;3) desarrollar un común entendimiento de las marcas centrales de la identidad   Episcopal de la vasta labor que ya se ha hecho en esa área; y4) establecer las bases para un amplio proceso de participación de toda la iglesia, el cual creemos será una pieza fundamental de nuestro trabajo.  Escuchamos informes de cada uno de los pequeños grupos.  Dos de los grupos ofrecieron informes escritos y estos están disponibles en nuestra página de internet o aquí:Nuestro mayor desafío a la fecha ha sido el desarrollo de un entendimiento común sobre el adecuado alcance de nuestro mandato.   Estamos muy conscientes de la extraordinaria energía y consenso demostrado por la 77 Convención General acerca de la necesidad de un cambio audaz y de gran escala en nuestra iglesia.  Nuestro trabajo hasta ahora ha consistido en conversaciones vigorosas y llenas del Espíritu acerca de las mejores maneras en las cuales la Iglesia Episcopal podría comenzar a afectar la clase de cambio que se pedía y se necesita, y cuales áreas específicas en nuestra vida común están en mayor necesidad del tipo de reforma que solicitó la convención.Por lo menos dos principios importantes han surgido de nuestras conversaciones e investigación:1) El cambio estructural, administrativo y de gobierno es solo un componente de  la renovación a la cual la iglesia fue llamada.  Nuestra más profunda esperanza y  oración para nuestro trabajo es que sea parte de, y que continúe catalizando, la  renovación que está sucediendo en muchas partes de la iglesia.2) Para que las reformas estructurales, administrativas y de gobierno sean  convincentes para lograr un cambio significativo deben estar basadas en una  visión coherente sobre lo que estas estructuras están supuestas a hacer en la vida  de la iglesia.Nuestro plan en lo adelantePara este fin, nos hemos organizado en dos grupos principales de trabajo para la próxima fase de nuestra tarea.   El primero continuará con la investigación y comenzará  a codificar los principios generales y la visión para los propósitos primordiales de nuestras estructuras.   Hemos definido un borrador de trabajo basado en la investigación de identidad Episcopal y lo refinaremos durante los próximos dos meses.  También hemos comenzado a definir áreas específicas dentro del gobierno, estructura y administración de toda la iglesia, los cuales serán revisados como parte de este trabajo.El otro grupo de trabajo se enfocará en los esfuerzos de participación hacia el tipo de conversación amplia, proactiva e intencional a nivel de toda la iglesia, que es a la vez el mandato de la resolución C095, y que será una pieza importante de cualquier cambio significativo que la iglesia finalmente adopte.  Iniciaremos el proceso a principios de septiembre, y utilizaremos este proceso para compartir y poner a prueba nuestro trabajo emergente sobre los principios y el alcance con la iglesia en la medida que se desarrollen.  Esperamos compartir nuestro trabajo preliminar como parte de este proceso de participación.Vamos a acercarnos de manera proactiva a algunos grupos dentro de la iglesia, tanto con interés y/o capacidad para influenciar, así como también algunas de las voces que están presentes, pero que no son escuchadas frecuentemente, tanto dentro como fuera de la iglesia.  También vamos a hacer disponibles recursos, de manera tal que cualquier grupo local o regional puedan participar en este amplio proceso de escucha y proveernos sus aportes.Nuestra próxima reunión se realizara en diciembre.  En esa reunión, recibiremos un informe sobre ese proceso de escucha, finalizaremos una visión coherente para la reforma estructural que tome en cuenta nuestra propia investigación y lo que hemos escuchado por parte de la iglesia, y comenzaremos a delinear un plan específico para la propuesta de cambios.   Entre diciembre del 2013 y marzo del 2014 comenzaremos a desarrollar propuestas especificas y concretas para la reforma.  Entre marzo del 2014 y julio del 2014, presentaremos estas propuestas a la iglesia para su participación y opiniones antes de finalizar el informe para la 78 Convención General, el cual deberá ser sometido en noviembre del 2014.  También anexamos una copia de nuestro proyectado plan de trabajo,  el cual también está disponible en nuestra página de internet.Financiamiento y la reunión a nivel de toda la iglesiaLa Resolución C095 de la 77 Convención General nos llamó a convocar un encuentro de la iglesia a nivel amplio como parte de este proceso de participación.  La resolución también pidió $ 400,000 para el financiamiento de nuestro trabajo.  El presupuesto final adoptado por la Convención General incluyó $ 200,000 en el presupuesto para todo nuestro trabajo del trienio, incluyendo reuniones, gastos administrativos y de viaje, y el encuentro de la iglesia a nivel amplio.  El presupuesto que nos ha sido asignado no nos permitirá el financiar el tipo de encuentro ordenado por la resolución (La Oficina de la Convención General ha estimado que el financiar completamente el viaje y los arreglos para un encuentro como lo sugiere la resolución costaría alrededor de $ 450,000)Continuamos explorando maneras para convocar, ya sea un encuentro parcialmente financiado, una versión más pequeña del encuentro, varios encuentros regionales, u otras maneras de cumplir con el espíritu de la resolución dada las restricciones  de la disponibilidad de fondos.  Además, hemos solicitado y recibido una donación de $ 150,000 del Fondo del Rector y Guardianes de la Iglesia Trinidad en la calle Wall (” Trinity, Wall Street”)  para asistirnos con este trabajo.   Estamos extraordinariamente agradecidos con  la Iglesia Trinidad por su generosidad y apoyo a nuestra importante tarea.  Le damos la bienvenida a cualquier sugerencia por parte de la iglesia sobre maneras en la cuales poder lograr el cumplimiento de esta parte de nuestro mandato, dada las limitaciones presupuestarias.Todo nuestro trabajo ha estado basado en la oración, y estamos en todo momento buscando la guía del Espíritu Santo en nuestro trabajo.  Estamos profundamente agradecidos con aquellos que están observando nuestro trabajo, y en el espíritu de la comunidad auténtica a la cual Cristo nos llama, esperamos que nos ayuden a mantenernos responsables de la tarea que se nos ha confiado.  Estamos también agradecidos con aquellos que han sostenido este proceso en oración.  Pedimos sus continuas oraciones por toda la iglesia a medida que avanzamos a la siguiente fase de este proceso, y también necesitamos mucho de su constante aporte de manera tal que toda la iglesia pueda fielmente responder al llamado de Dios en este momento. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel July 16, 2013 at 5:18 pm I am not sure exactly what the parameters are for what “reforms” you are considering, but here are two thoughts that have been of concern to me for years: (1) we know that we are inclusive, but our congregations do not mirror the population of our country. What can we do to bring people of color into our communities? My own parish is now grappling with how to bring in more LGBT people like myself. (2) Our liturgy needs work! Going to the same service with the same prayers and order of service every Sunday, month after month, year after year is DEADENING to the spirit. How can our Sunday services have more life, more flexibility, more variety – while still maintaining our continuity with our heritage? That’s a tall order but needs to be addressed. The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing July 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm It would be very helpful to include the list of names of those both on the Task Force and attending the meeting. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Posted Jul 16, 2013 Jeffrey Gross says: Maureen Shea says: Rector Tampa, FL Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA F WILLIAM THEWALT says: Elta Wilson says: Mary Ann Weiss says: last_img read more

Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects 2002 Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design Year:  Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveVilla Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOppenheim ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMiami BeachHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 04, 2010Cite: “Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design” 04 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Villa Allegra / Oppenheim Architecture + Design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Miami Beach, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!© Eric Laignel+ 12 Share United States Photographs Houses Architects: Oppenheim Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  9000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Eric LaignelText description provided by the architects. Multiple rooms, both interior and exterior, have been added to a non-descript, one-story 1960’s ranch style home transforming it into a receiver of Miami’s tropical climate. While the effect is striking, minimal alterations were made to the existing structure. The house is entered through a 20’x30’x30′ volume where a reflecting pool and oculus align to activate the space with reflection and luminance. A large room organizes the house into private and public realms. Save this picture!© Eric LaignelRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaBetonPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupConcrete Panels – öko skin stripes Tremendous spaces with oversized windows overlook the pool and canal. A 60’x20’x20′ volume, at the rear of the home provides enclosure for outdoor living and a large circular column contains an outdoor shower open to the sky. The second floor contains a secluded courtyard garden, off the master bedroom. The project provides a flexible infrastructure for the participation and enjoyment of the pleasures of life. Save this picture!© Eric LaignelSpecific materials used include stucco, concrete, impact resistant glass, Ipe wood flooring, Indian sandstone, and onyx. The house responds to the context of historical homes in the neighborhood abstracting the application of indigenous materials such as local cypress, and fossilized keystone. Powder coated laser-cut aluminum screens also reference the past in a futuristic manner.Save this picture!© Eric LaignelProject gallerySee allShow lessStephen H Kanner Exhibit / Architecture + Design MuseumArticlesMuseum of Modern Art / Metro Arquitetos Associados + Paulo Mendes da RochaArticles Share “COPY”last_img read more

No end to harassment of Kurdish media

first_img Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release of Ismail Eskin, a reporter with the Kurdish news agency DIHA, after five months in pre-trial detention but condemns a physical attack on another DIHA reporter, Pinar Ural, in Istanbul.A journalism student at Kocaeli University, Eskin was arrested on 4 December and accused of activities on behalf of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). A judge granted him a conditional release when his trial opened on 19 May. The next hearing has been set for September.Ural was attacked on a bus after covering a demonstration against the death penalty on the campus of the Istanbul Technical University on 17 May. Her assailant, a man who had followed her from the demonstration, accused her of being a “traitor.” After asking the bus driver to open the door, Ural managed to get away. She said she would file a complaint.Reporters Without Borders continues to be concerned about Azadiya Welat, the country’s only Kurdish-language daily. Its editor, Mehdi Tanrikulu, has been freed after five months in prison for wanting to defend himself in Kurdish in court but he is still facing trail for making what the authorities claim was an overly positive reference to a PKK leader in the 23 January issue. The press freedom organisation reiterates its support for Tanrikulu, who is facing up to 40 years in prison if found guilty of belonging to the PKK, and urges the court to show clemency and to respect the freedom of the Kurdish media.Reporters Without Borders also hails a campaign by Kurdish groups for the release of former Azadiya Welat editor Vedat Kursun, whose 166-year jail sentence was condemned by the press freedom organisation in a 13 May release.A petition for Kursun’s release was launched at a news conference on 17 May at the headquarters of the Association of Journalists of South-East Anatolia. Along with placards saying “Vedat Kursun is not alone” and “Free Vedat Kursun,” there were also placards that said “Free the Kurdish language” because the jailing of Kurdish journalists is seen as an attack on the Kurdish population’s culture and language.The campaign by Kurdish journalists is due to last a month, at the end of which copies of the petition and signatures will be given to European institutions and NGOs in order to draw their attention to Kursun’s fate.Filiz Koçali, the editor of the Kurdish daily Günlük, reminded the news conference that the editors of nearly all the main Kurdish media are now in prison. “This government wants to suppress the Kurdish media by using the courts and the anti-terrorism law,” she said.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its condemnation of the attitude of the Turkish authorities to toward Kurdish newspapers. The sentences being imposed on Kurdish journalists are absurd and disproportionate and stem from questionable political motives. Receive email alerts TurkeyEurope – Central Asia May 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 No end to harassment of Kurdish media RSF_en April 2, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit to go furthercenter_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation Follow the news on Turkey News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News Newslast_img read more

Media minister responds to Reporters Without Borders’ open letter

first_img April 10, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts September 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Media minister responds to Reporters Without Borders’ open letter Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources Follow the news on Ecuador News EcuadorAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped Ecuadorean media minister Fernando Alvarado published an open letter to Reporters Without Borders on 9 September in response to the one that its secretary-general, Jean-François Julliard, addressed to President Rafael Correa three days before. Reporters Without Borders is posting the minister’s reply on its website. It includes an invitation to international media freedom organizations to take part in a debate.“We thank the minister and, through him, President Correa, for taking the trouble to respond to our questions and recommendations,” Julliard said. “We will agree to any dialogue initiative by the Ecuadorean government. We would just like to point out that Reporters Without Borders went to Ecuador in May 2010, during the first parliamentary debate on the communication bill. The report that followed this visit quoted representatives of all kinds from the world of the media and communication, regardless of their status and political views.”Letter to Reporters Without Borders9 September 2011Regarding the Open Letter to President Rafael Correa, I would like to make the following observations in order to respond to your concerns:1. You say in your letter that the criminal libel suit against the daily El Universo’s management has created tension between the government and privately-owned media. The tension you refer to comes from a few media companies which, motivated by mutual solidarity, have used their media as platforms to try to delegitimize a court decision.2. The sentence against El Universo managed to reaffirm the principle that the rule of law prevails in Ecuador, not the rule of opinion. The goal is a country in which the honour of all of its citizens is respected, as stated in the Political Constitution of the State.3. Like you, dozens of local and national journalists in Ecuador have criticized the excesses of certain media, including Emilio Palacio’s excesses. Millions of citizens did the same during the elections on 7 May and by approving the Constitution in 2008. They all support the rule of law, quality journalism and regulation of content. It cannot be possible, according to your analysis, that the immense majority of a country would want to control freedom of expression.4. The president brought a criminal libel action against El Universo, Carlos Pérez Barriga, César Pérez Barriga, Nicolás Pérez Lapentti and Emilio Palacio because of an opinion piece published on 6 February entitled “No to lies.” It said, without offering any evidence: “The Dictator should finally remember, and this is very important, that as a result of this pardon, a future president, perhaps an enemy of his, could take him before a criminal court for ordering troops to fire at will and without prior warning against a hospital full of civilians and innocent people.” This is not an opinion, this is a statement with the deliberate intention of offending and besmirching the good name and honour of the Citizen President Rafael Correa Delgado. It also aimed to leave the door open for a genocide trial, and was used by an opposition parliamentarian to present a complaint before the International Criminal Court.5. I welcome your interest, as an international organization, in freedom of expression in the world but I urge you to also advocate responsible and balanced journalism in this region.6. I am surprised that you try to link the attempted coup d’état of 30 September with freedom of expression in Ecuador. The Ecuadorean government has never tried to justify any action on the grounds of events so painful for our country as those that took place on 30 September. The discourse from Ecuador’s privately-owned press and pseudo-opinion leaders has been one of systematic hostility towards the truth. We, on the other hand, as a national government, seek the democratization of information, that is to say, to provide citizens with quality information.7. What are Reporters Without Borders’ grounds for saying that President Rafael Correa’s government is waging a media war? All that can be said is that there is an offensive against the government by four families that own leading news media and by various hangers-on. You just have to look at the daily headlines and editorials in these media. The offensive is obvious. This was already reported two years ago to the Inter-American Press Association but they took no action. We realized that this is a court that is biased in favour of one party.8. As regards your concern about the independence of the public media, it must be pointed out that they are impounded media held by the AGD-CFN “No More Impunity” Trust. It is the Trust’s technical secretariat that plans, coordinates, controls and evaluates the commercial, technical, legal and financial activities of all these properties, which were impounded as a result of the financial debacle our country suffered under previous governments. This crisis was caused by corrupt bankers who also owned news media. This government promoted the acquisition of the media by their workers and it is clear that its goals do not include controlling the content of the media administered by the state, as you suggest. These media have been empowered by citizens who were always sidelined by the mainstream media. This is an achievement by a true democracy.9. The Ecuadorean government does not silence or avoid criticism that is respectful and it promotes a legitimate debate of ideas. Its communication policy promotes inclusion, democratization and a free access to information. A poorly informed society is the worst of all evils. We therefore have a duty to provide Ecuadoreans with what they need to establish forums for the expression of well-grounded public opinion with the aim of creating citizens who play an active role in the country’s political life.10. We regret that you have not taken the trouble to come to Ecuador to verify for yourselves the truth of the facts before offering the comments and recommendations expressed in your letter to President Correa. I therefore invite you and other international organizations that defend freedom of expression to a forum with many journalists, media unions, media students, student collectives and many media owners. In this way, you will be able to have a broader vision of this country’s reality, one that is not limited to the vision of four media-owning families.With best wishes,Fernando Alvarado EspinelNational Secretary for Communication Newscenter_img News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation News December 24, 2019 Find out more RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information EcuadorAmericas last_img read more

Councils punished for household charge failure – Collins

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCouncils punished for household charge failure – CollinsBy admin – April 14, 2012 549 THE government has attempted to shift the blame for the failure in the Household Charge “fiasco” by punishing local authorities, according to an opposition deputy. Niall Collins TD says that Limerick city and county councils are facing punishment in the form of cuts to services over the non-payment of the charge. “At the weekend we saw government ministers trying to shift blame onto local authority workers in Limerick and across the country for the mess that Phil Hogan has created over the Household Charge”, said Deputy Collins. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Now it is reported that Minister Hogan will punish those areas where the charge has not been successfully collected, by cutting local services to the entire community.“Let us be clear, this fiasco is not the fault of local authority workers in Limerick or anywhere else;  This is entirely Phil Hogan and the government’s fault as they made a mess of this from the beginning by forcing a flat-rate charge on people, regardless of their ability to pay, by failing to provide the proper information to the public and by failing to allow people to pay in a variety of ways”.He claimed that the government wants to blame ordinary council workers to “save face”. “I am asking local Fine Gael and Labour Oireachtas members if they stand by their colleagues’ claims that gaps in Household Charge payments locally are the fault of Limerick City and County Council workers, and not the Government?He said he will also seek their position on Minister Hogan’s plans to cut local services if the government has not succeeded in collecting the Household Charge from all homes across County Limerick”. WhatsApp Print Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter Email Linkedin Previous articleDrug case adjourned to SeptemberNext articleBusiness leaders opt for state owned but independent airport adminlast_img read more

Anaplan Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Anaplan Announces Date for Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call Pinterest Previous articleGuardant Health to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on February 24, 2021Next articleFord Raises Planned Investment in EV, AV Leadership to $29 Billion; Further Advances Turnaround of Global Automotive Business in Q4 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE:PLAN) will report results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended January 31, 2021 before the market opens on Thursday, February 25, 2021. The results will be included in a press release with accompanying financial information that will be released before market open and posted on the Anaplan Investor Center website. Anaplan’s executive management team will hold a conference call and webcast beginning at 5:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m. ET to share financial results and business highlights. Event: Anaplan Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call When: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 5:30 a.m. PT / 8:30 a.m. ET Live Call: Please see online registration Replay: (800) 585-8367 or (416) 621-4642 with passcode 4093584 Live Webcast: or with replay available for 12 months About Anaplan Anaplan, Inc. (NYSE: PLAN) is a cloud-native enterprise SaaS company helping global enterprises orchestrate business performance. Leaders across industries rely on our platform—powered by our proprietary Hyperblock ® technology—to connect teams, systems, and insights from across their organizations to continuously adapt to change, transform how they operate, and reinvent value creation. Based in San Francisco, Anaplan has over 175 partners and more than 1,500 customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Investors and others should note that the Company routinely uses the Investor Center section of its corporate website to announce material information to investors and the marketplace. While not all of the information that the Company posts on its corporate website is of a material nature, some information could be deemed to be material. Accordingly, the Company encourages investors, the media, and others interested in the Company to review the information that it shares on View source version on CONTACT: Investor Contact: Edelita Tichepco [email protected] Contact: Anthony Harrison [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE MOBILE/WIRELESS NETWORKS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INTERNET HARDWARE DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SECURITY OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOURCE: Anaplan, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:06 PM WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  last_img read more

Brian Friel to be laid to rest in the town that inspired much of…

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ By admin – October 3, 2015 WhatsApp Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleListen back to music, chat and features on the Weekend EditionNext articleMacCumhaill hurlers look to run in Ulster admin Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Brian Friel to be laid to rest in the town that inspired much of his work 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Playwright Brian Friel will be laid to rest tomorrow.The Tyrone born author died in his Inishowen home yesterday morning at the age of 86.Known the world over for his work Friel is survived by his wife Anne and their five children.Last night, he was honoured with the traditional posthumous standing ovation at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny, after an emotional tribute from Theatre Director Patricia Mc Bride.He’ll be buried tomorrow in Glenties, the inspiration for the fictional town of Ballybeg where much of his work was set. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitterlast_img read more