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Tags: Online Gambling Race Track and Racino Email Address Casino & games International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Ian Freeman as vice president of global business development and commercial at its PlayDigital division.Based at IGT’s London office, Freeman will support the PlayDigital business as it seeks to expand the reach of its digital gaming products, platforms and services, including the PlayShot sports betting offering and PlayLottery solution.Freeman joins IGT from EveryMatrix Group, where he most recently served as group chief commercial officer.Earlier in his gaming career, which stretches back more than 20 years, Freeman also had a five-year spell as chief commercial officer at sports betting technology provider Kambi.“Ian shares IGT PlayDigital’s passion for moving the player experience forward, and for delivering exceptional customer and player experiences,” PlayDigital’s senior vice president, Enrico Drago, said.“He will be instrumental in leading IGT PlayDigital’s growth and in helping our customers achieve success through our proven digital content and vast solutions portfolio.”Freeman takes on the new role as PlayDigital continues to push out its PlayShot solution with various partners across the expanding US legal sports wagering market.Last month, IGT deployed the technology to power in-person sports wagering services at FanDuel’s new sportsbook at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania, as well as at the New Meadowlands Racetrack, in New Jersey. 11th April 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Lottery People Sports betting Strategy Horse racing IGT hands senior PlayDigital role to Freeman International Game Technology (IGT) has appointed Ian Freeman as vice president of global business development and commercial at its PlayDigital division. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
“We have a lot of different places where we advertise, more than 80,” Liashenko says. “As we launched that, we would then have much more creatives, rather than one for one match, you can have one for VIP players, one for people who love the club, we have all of this multiplied for every language we might need, then again for every different format we might use. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tech & innovation Marketing Online sports betting 2nd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle “We have six people to customise a lot of this content, but to produce something like this that’s customised in so many different ways, we would need not six but maybe 60 or even 600 people.” However, Kornilov says the combination of this and the various different advertising networks Parimatch used presented a major challenge for the start-up’s technology. Alex Kornilov AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter As data and marketing supplier Betegy and Parimatch announce a deal that allows the operator to fully automate a major data-driven content campaign, Parimatch chief marketing officer Ivan Liashenko and Betegy founder Alex Kornilov tell iGB how the businesses came together on the deal, despite initial doubts on one end. A year later, Parimatch and Betegy started working towards a deal that Parimatch argued would “revolutionise” its marketing process, the largest-scale partnership yet for recent start-up Betegy, which recently received support from investment fund JKR. “Working with the project managers, I remember getting requests like ‘This is all good, but now we need to get faces of every player on every banner and we need to deliver it all on time,’ which is of course a huge challenge itself. This pushed our development team so hard, but I think it has made us all better” To Kornilov, the partnership came about because Parimatch turned from a sceptical operator into one that backed what Betegy wanted to do. “The best thing for us is defining clusters in segments and then we A/B test graphics and deliver what works the best to the right people,” he says. “If we think about it on a basic level, if I’m a sports betting fan and I would like to get communication from an operator. If I’m a table tennis fan, why would I want to know about Juventus? If I’m an esports fan, I don’t need to see communications about football. Even within a sport, if I’m a fan of Chelsea, I don’t want Tottenham promotions. “The first time I saw Alex, it was in Bulgaria, and I asked a friend about him because he was from Kiev and I wanted to know a bit more about him,” Liashenko tells iGB. “My friend said, ‘He’s got quite an interesting product’ and I said, ‘What’s interesting about that? We’re doing the same thing with just a few designers at low costs. Why should we pay someone external for this?’” Trust and communicationStill, it took almost another year for the deal to come to fruition. Ivan Liashenko For Kornilov, there was a difference between what Betegy needed to produce in smaller campaigns or in theory and what it was like to actually deliver content for a large number of customers. “Getting this right is important for building trust and communication with the player.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “The process of implementing this was not straightforward because we had to see what the demands of real customers were at an operator of this size and this has challenged our team and our product but we were able to deliver it,” Kornilov says. Tags: Betegy Parimatch Tech & innovation “I don’t think this will be widespread within the next two or three years because people don’t think about it and they don’t realise what it can do. Maybe there’ll be more customised banners, but not on the scale that it could be used at. Betegy, a data and marketing supplier which uses analytics and score predictions to create marketing creatives, appeared at first to Liashenko to handle something that Parimatch could already produce in house. “With the sheer size of creatives we had to make, it was a huge technological challenge to keep them updated,” he says. “Obviously you can’t change them all manually. So we needed to find a technological solution that allowed us to scale it all effectively. An unlikely match for Betegy? By providing a large number of different creatives, though – and testing which are the most effective using data – Kornilov says his product helps build trust with players who receive personalised marketing. “The product was built based on the feedback from everyone we work with. We always try to deliver what is required to feed the scale and processes of existing clients. Because of this there were a lot of talks and learning requirements and business processes, and lots of adjusting the processes we have to what needs to be done.” When Ivan Liashenko, chief marketing officer for Parimatch, first saw Alex Kornilov and Betegy’s product in early 2019, first impressions would not suggest their businesses would be striking a deal any time soon. “What was so important is how the product connects the odds feed with the creatives,” Liashenko says. “It’s not just changing the team logos and changing the odds, you have to make the whole thing work, change it at the right time and deliver it to all the right places in the right sizes.” “We have a phrase in Russian, to pick up the nails with a microscope,” he says. “I think a lot of operators might see a tool like this but only create a few banners, not do anything near what it could do. Picking up nails with a microscopeWhen asked whether marketing creatives with a similar scale of customisation would soon become the norm, Kornilov was not so sure. He acknowledged that other operators might not realise the best way to use tools to automate data-driven marketing creatives, and instead use the tool to create only a small amount of content, rather than what it was designed for. While Liashenko may have already had a team that worked on creatives, he says Betegy’s automated approach produced far more content than a team making individual pieces could. With this process, That adjusting often consisted of small changes that Liashenko says can make a large difference in terms of customer engagement. The most important part of the product, he says, was how Betegy could integrate with Parimatch’s odds feed so that the creatives could be continually updated. “I speak to people who want to use this tool and I ask them what they want to produce. They say just a few banners per week and I say, ‘Well in that case, you could do that with just one or two people working on it.’ But if you’re a global company, obviously you can’t do this manually and that’s where it’s made such a big difference for us.” After the data business agreed deals both with operators such as Tipico and Bwin and media companies such as ESPN and Ringier Axel Springer, Liashenko and Parimatch began to take note and realised there might have been more to Kornilov’s business than Liashenko had initially assumed. “It took us two years to find a partner who really agrees with our creative vision of how we see creative advertisements,” he says. Email Address
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Image source: Getty Images It’s funny to think of FTSE 100 giant BP (LSE:BP) as a renewable energy stock. But that’s what the former oil supermajor intends to become. Today I’ll explain exactly why I plan to buy and hold it forever. The BP share price has bounced up 18% since early November. That is after losing half its value in 2020. Change is coming.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As part of the August-announced shift away from oil, CEO Bernard Looney said he would cut BP’s refining capacity by about 30%. That has started in earnest. 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So it’s able to leverage its oil-based infrastructure to increase its market share of this rapidly growing sector. Solar, wind, biofuelTough decisions made now will help and not hinder the BP share price, in my opinion. Let’s take a quick look at the other parts of its transition to a renewable energy stock. BP started with a 43% ownership stake in solar energy provider Lightsource in 2017, bumped up to 50% in December 2019. In wind power, BP operates nine onshore sites in six US states with a net capacity just over 1,000MW. And in biofuels, the supermajor has a joint venture with Brazilian bioenergy firm Bunge to run 11 biofuels sites in the South American company. On the hydrogen side, BP announced a deal in November 2020 to develop a 50MW industrial-scale hydrogen plant in Germany with Ørsted. This project could be up and running by 2024, BP said. Hydrogen bomb(s)Hydrogen is definitely a super interesting clean-energy tech solution. But the fact remains that there is not the significant mass infrastructure to make it work properly anywhere on earth. Hydrogen-powered vehicles, from cars to trains, would get us to our net-zero carbon targets much faster. But there are too many difficult problems with hydrogen storage and delivery for it to become the immediate Next Big Thing. I’ve looked at some of AIM-listed hydrogen power companies like Ceres Power and ITM Power.Each remains a popular renewable energy stock to trade. As such they remain pretty volatile. And while they’ve grown fast to £1bn+ valuations, I just can’t see these smaller companies converting on their promises before they burn through vast amounts of operational cash. And to me BP has two major advantages. First is its ability to use its existing mass infrastructure. Second is its already-signed deals with other multinationals. That’s what makes BP my best renewable energy stock to buy now and hold forever. 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Rector Tampa, FL Bishop turnover puts dioceses in transition mode, fueling talk of ‘unprecedented’ challenges Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By David PaulsenPosted Dec 6, 2018 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Consecrations, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC House of Bishops Rector Bath, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR The Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith passes the diocesan crozier to the Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, newly consecrated Bishop of Newark, in front of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Sept. 22. Hughes is one of six women to join the House of Bishops or to be elected bishop since July. Photo: Cynthia Black/Diocese of Newark[Episcopal News Service] A lot can happen in just one month when Episcopal dioceses are recruiting bishops. The nearly constant state of transition in the church’s episcopacy generates a nearly constant flow of news and updates.November offered a telling snapshot of that process in stages:On Nov. 3, the Diocese of Rio Grande consecrated the Rev. Michael Hunn as its new bishop.On Nov. 8, the Diocese of Maine announced a slate of five candidates to succeed Bishop Stephen Lane.On Nov. 10, Georgia Bishop Scott Benhase sent a message to his diocese announcing his plans to step down by 2020.On Nov. 16, the Diocese of San Diego concluded its call for additional bishop nominees by petition.On Nov. 17, the Diocese of West Tennessee elected the Rev. Phoebe Roaf as its new bishop.And on Nov. 26, Oklahoma Bishop Edward Konieczny announced his retirement plans.The flurry of activity has continued into December, with Western Kansas consecrating a new bishop and Northern California releasing its slate of nominees. With dozens of dioceses embarking on or completing bishop transitions over the past 18 months, the frequency of searches has raised concerns that a limited pool of candidates is being depleted. Diocesan search committees tend to dismiss suggestions that they are competing with each other for applicants, though some dioceses have been open in pointing to what they said is a challenging landscape for bishop searches.The Diocese of Nevada’s Standing Committee announced in October it was postponing its bishop’s election, calling the search process “challenging in several respects. One is that there were an unprecedented number of bishop searches in process, resulting in a limited applicant pool.”The Diocese of San Diego made a similar claim after its search committee returned just one finalist, prompting the diocese to extend the deadline for nominees by petition. After a slate of nominees has been announced, search committees typically allow diocesan members to petition to add other nominees. Those nominees go through the same vetting process as those on the original slate.“This is a time in the wider church when more than 20 dioceses are seeking bishops, and that has presented challenges,” said Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, the Episcopal Church’s previous presiding bishop who now serves San Diego as assisting bishop.Do such developments point to a moment of crisis for the Episcopal Church?Bishop Todd Ousley. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceIn general, no. Each diocese searching for a new bishop faces a unique set of circumstances, and “the pool of candidates really is a function of the vision and mission of that diocese,” said Bishop Todd Ousley, who assists dioceses with bishop searches as head of the church’s Office of Pastoral Development. He downplayed the bishop turnover rate as a barrier to successful searches.“There’s an ebb and a flow that is really, I think, a factor of the average [bishop] tenure, which is eight and a half years,” Ousley said. At that rate, bishop seats would open up in a dozen of the church’s 110 dioceses each year, so he doesn’t think the recent trend is unusual.And while some dioceses struggle to find available bishop candidates who are the right fit, the churchwide turnover has boosted the gender and racial diversity in the House of Bishops. Six female bishops have been added to the house’s roster or elected by their dioceses since July, including three African-American women.Tracking bishop turnover by several measurementsQuantifying the turnover trend can be tricky. By one of the broadest measurements, the volume of leadership changes recently has been staggering, with Episcopal News Service counting at least 35 dioceses, or nearly a third, that have been in some stage of bishop transition since June 2017.That number, however, includes dioceses that for a variety of reasons aren’t actively searching for new bishops. The dioceses of Los Angeles and Dominican Republic, for example, previously named bishops coadjutor who later took over when their bishops diocesan retired, extending the full transition periods well beyond the end of the bishop searches. The dioceses of Lexington and Eastern Michigan chose to appoint provisional bishops, essentially postponing their searches.And in October, the Diocese of Western New York finalized a plan for retiring Bishop William Franklin’s role to be filled by Diocese of Northwest Pennsylvania Bishop Sean Rowe as provisional bishop for five years through a unique partnership between the two dioceses.Another way of measuring the churchwide bishop turnover is the number of search processes underway. In mid-October, Ousley provided ENS with a list of 16 dioceses that then were searching for new bishops and looking ahead to elections. Since then, more bishops have announced retirements, and when including those and other elections back to April 2018, the list grows to 24 dioceses.Nevada Bishop Dan Edwards had informed his diocese he intended to retire at the end of this year. A slate of three candidates for bishop was recommended by the diocese’s bishop search committee, but the Standing Committee decided to postpone the election of Edwards’ successor and start next year developing a new crop of nominees. The Standing Committee said a need to reassess its search process was one reason for the postponement, in addition to a sense that the churchwide conditions for recruitment put some dioceses at a disadvantage.“We know of multiple really fine candidates who were interested in our diocese but who chose to participate in other bishop elections instead, so they did not apply here in 2018,” Edwards told ENS, citing “an unprecedented number of bishop elections this past year.”In San Diego, the diocese’s Standing Committee announced in October it had approved just one candidate, the Rev. Susan Snook, as nominee to replace Bishop James Mathes, who left the diocese in 2017 for a dean position at Virginia Theological Seminary. Jefferts Schori, in her letter to the diocese, explained the Standing Committee’s decision to extend the petition period, with hopes that additional viable nominees would be identified. Single-candidate slates are rare, though not unprecedented, she added.“While I believe that people called to the ministry of a bishop are called into a particular diocesan context, it has nevertheless been a challenge across the Episcopal Church when 20-plus dioceses are each seeking 20-plus candidates for the episcopate,” she said.A letter from Bishop Katharine about the bishop search announcement https://t.co/GX1TRqkBdX pic.twitter.com/pGrGPVLGWQ— Episcopal Diocese SD (@diosandiego) October 25, 2018The petition process generated several more potential candidates for the Diocese of San Diego, the Rev. Gwynn Lynch, Standing Committee president, told ENS by email last week, and “we will be making an announcement of the final slate by the end of December.”Edwards acknowledged his diocesan context is unique as well. The pool of candidates interested in serving as bishop of a large diocese like Los Angeles or Massachusetts may be very different from those interested in serving a more sparsely populated diocese like Nevada or Maine. But Edwards still thinks the number of active searches churchwide has an effect locally.Newly ordained and consecrated Diocese of Delaware Bishop Kevin Brown listens to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on December 9, 2017. Photo: Diocese of Delaware“I don’t think the dioceses are consciously competing with each other,” Edwards said. “It’s just that the openings are there, and the prospective candidates are there, and the ratio of prospective candidates to openings was very different this year.”Even so, with most dioceses producing slates of at least three candidates, Delaware Bishop Kevin Brown was elected in July 2017 from a slate of five. East Tennessee Bishop Brian Cole was elected the same month, also one of five nominees.The Diocese of Maine indicated it had no trouble finding bishop candidates in announcing its own five-person slate.“The Discernment Committee was pleased with the wide interest expressed from around the country in being the next bishop of Maine,” the Rev. John Balicki, the committee chair and rector of St. Mark’s Church in Waterville, said in a news release. “We have significant diversity in age, gender and geography, and we hope that everyone in the state of Maine will enjoy getting to know these candidates as well as we have.”Diocesan spokesman John Hennessy called it “an amazing turnout” in an interview with the Portland Press Herald, which reported 27 people had applied or been nominated. “A lot of baby-boomer bishops are retiring, and those positions have typically drawn eight to 10 nominations or applications.”It is with great joy and gratitude that the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Maine announces a preliminary slate of candidates who will stand for election as 10th Bishop of Maine. https://t.co/wCSQdYb7ji#bishopquestmaine #episcopalmaine #jesusmovement #wayoflove pic.twitter.com/4rtQR9Vopv— episcopalmaine (@episcopalmaine) November 8, 2018The Diocese of Vermont has not yet released its bishop election slate, and Maggie Thompson, chair of the Bishop Discernment and Nominating Committee, declined to say how many applications the diocese received. But she told ENS the committee was “very pleased with the response.”Thompson attributes much of that positive response to Vermont’s well-developed search profile, which welcomed applicants who are interested in pursuing a “bishop in partnership” model that encourages collaboration with congregations, priests and laypeople at the local level.“Vermont isn’t for everyone,” Thompson said. The largest city, Burlington, has only 42,000 residents. But while the diocese lacks metropolitan vitality, it is an attractive destination because of a “distinct personality” developed under Bishop Thomas Ely and his predecessors.“We’ve kind of gotten the reputation of being pretty innovative and progressive,” Thompson said.Single-year drop in ordinations, but diversity increasesBy two narrower measurements, elections and ordinations, this year’s rate of bishop turnover should hardly seem daunting for diocesan recruiters. Only 10 bishops have been elected in 2018, half in the spring and the other half this fall, putting the year in the average range identified by Ousley.The discrepancy between number of active searches and number of annual elections stems from the great span of time for most bishop transitions. Outgoing bishops often announce retirement plans two years or more in advance, so the number of searches underway doesn’t mean that number of seats will be vacated in the same year. The consent process, in which the bishop-elect must gain the approval of a majority of the church’s Standing Committees and its bishops with jurisdiction, also adds 120 days to the time before a bishop-elect is ordained.Bishops also tend to group themselves in “classes” based on the calendar year in which they became bishops, and class size can fluctuate dramatically year to year.The Class of 2018 is rather small. When Western Kansas Bishop Mark Cowell was consecrated on Dec. 1, he became only the fourth new Episcopal bishop of the year, equal to the four new bishops in 2015 but down from the 10 in 2017.Bishops and clergy gathered in Salinas, Kansas, on Dec. 1 for the consecration of Western Kansas Bishop Mark Cowell. Photo: Diocese of Western KansasThe Episcopal Church had a particularly active year in 2010, when 15 bishops were consecrated. And with diocesan bishops averaging eight and a half years, the Class of 2010 may be ripe for retirements. Benhase is among them, as is Minnesota Bishop Brian Prior, who announced in September his plan to hand his diocese over to a new bishop by 2020.The relative lull in 2018 likely won’t last. Looking ahead to the Class of 2019, at least 10 bishop ordinations are scheduled, according to Ousley, with additional ordinations possible.One of the few certainties in the House of Bishops, then, is an endless stream of new members, and recent additions have shown how turnover can improve diversity.Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows greets the congregation at her consecration. Photo: Meghan McConnellIndianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows became the first African-American woman to lead an Episcopal diocese when she was consecrated in 2017. Since then, she has been joined by Newark Bishop Carlye Hughes, consecrated in September. This fall, Colorado and West Tennessee also elected African-American women as bishops.They and other newly elected bishops also are adding to the gender diversity of the House of Bishops. When bishops and deputies gathered in July in Austin, Texas, for the 79th General Convention, advocates for breaking the “stained-glass ceiling” lamented that only 24 of the bishops were women, or less than 10 percent of the full house, which includes retired bishops, and they organized a Purple Scarf Day on July 9 to draw attention to the issue.Since then, six more female bishops have joined the House of Bishops or been elected, starting with Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado Del Carpio when General Convention voted to welcome the Diocese of Cuba back into the Episcopal Church.On Oct. 19, the Diocese of Kansas became the first diocese to elect its bishop from an all-woman slate, choosing Cathleen Chittenden Bascom. The next day, Arizona elected Jennifer Anne Reddall as bishop. Kym Lucas was elected Oct. 27 in Colorado on a two-woman slate, after the diocese dropped a third male candidate from consideration. And the Diocese of West Tennessee put forth its own three-woman slate for bishop, electing Roaf on Nov. 17.The Rev. Casey Rohleder, co-chair of the Kansas search committee, said the committee “had no agenda” other than finding the best person to lead the diocese. “We all believed that God had already called the next bishop of the Diocese of Kansas,” she said, so the work of the committee was to identify that person.The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom. Photo: Diocese of KansasThe committee put forward two qualified candidates, and the Council of Trustees added Bascom as a third after a petition period. Rohleder, rector at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Wamego, expects Bascom to bring “energy and perspective” to the diocese, and not just because she is a woman.Rohleder also pointed out that 44 percent of priests and 42 percent of deacons in the diocese are women. “We tend to elect people, for better or worse, who look like us,” she said. “So, it doesn’t seem unusual to elect a woman. … It would be my hope that the House of Bishops more broadly reflects the people in the pews and the clergy in our dioceses.”The House of Bishops is expected to welcome at least one more new female bishop next year, with the Diocese of Texas announcing last week a three-woman slate of nominees for bishop suffragan.“It’s actually rare to see a ballot today that’s all men,” Ousley said. That partly is due to deliberate efforts by diocesan leaders to broaden the pool of candidates, though it also requires diocesan conventions to broaden their views on what a bishop looks like.Looking at the House of Bishops, it may take more than one year to notice the change, but by three to five years, bishop turnover has a remarkable effect, Ousley said. “You look, and really this is a very different place than it was five years ago.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. 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Photographs: Patrick Reynolds Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project House with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith Architects Area: 182 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Irving Smith Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800976/house-with-villa-silhouette-irving-smith-architects Clipboard Year: House with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith Architects ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Lyttelton, New Zealand Projects New Zealand Houses 2015 “COPY” Manufacturers: Colorsteel, ReseneSave this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. A house after the Christchurch quakes. One creative home comes down, another goes up, the new silhouetting the old, reminding, resettling, providing lineage.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsSave this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsWhere the former villa sat square and inward, the new layers out across the southern view, shaping to the silhouette for light, and framing a greater appreciation of the everyday. Save this picture!Floor PlansTimber traces the silhouette of the old house, providing warmth, and privacy by opening and closing the view, finding sun and shelter on a south facing shadowed and exposed site, and layering ways in and out amongst its close neighbours. That the house is hard to recognise from afar, but remains open to its close community, is testament to the notion of resettling with surrounding context, ideas we exhibited at the 2015 Prague International Architecture Festival entitled Soft Architecture : Soft Context. House with Villa Silhouette is finished as a moment in time, yet looks to its neighbours for future re-finishing. It is soft and participates with a landscape that continues to shift both physically and as a community.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsTo its artists owners’, the house provides an affordable continuation in lieu of their much loved but earthquake destroyed villa; a place of craft, creativity, and lineage through the earthquakes. Post quake, they find renewed interest in small things: hanging a pot plant, drying a wetsuit, making tracks for the cat to walk on, an interest in 1970’s aesthetics… Frames are left to provide opportunity for future play, adaption, new endeavours, change. Post-quake time has become more continuous.Save this picture!SectionLife goes on, remaining (like Lyttleton) modest, informal, busy, and full of the same eclectic furniture and stories as before… but resettled and ready for more.Save this picture!© Patrick ReynoldsProject gallerySee allShow lessRed Square House / ArchiWorkshopSelected ProjectsOpen Call: Urban Design for Co Existence in São PauloStudent Competitions Share Save this picture!© Patrick Reynolds+ 17 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/800976/house-with-villa-silhouette-irving-smith-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIrving Smith ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLytteltonNew ZealandPublished on December 08, 2016Cite: “House with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith Architects” 08 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The Pasqua House, in Fazenda da Boa Vista, Porto Feliz, has a ground floor plan, in an “L” shape, a totally permeable volume with direct access to the garden. These crossed volumes implantation takes advantage of the terrain and marks the difference between the social and intimate uses of the residence. The leaked element, which has become the trademark of the project, provides privacy without barring the landscape, and brings emotion throughout the day, as the passage of time is marked by the entrance of light, which arrives with different intensities and makes drawings of light and shade on the floor.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe main access, discreet, is on the side, and is bordered by a wall of cobogos (made of precast concrete plates painted in white) that defines the subtle relationship between exterior and interior, with a delicate view of the mall and their flamboyant. The leafy boulevard of flamboyant, which seasonally tinged with intense red one side of the land, directed the implantation of the house. The lateral walls of the terrain were executed with local rustic stones that visually contrast the leaked elements and connect a semi-private space – an intermediate garden – with the social area fully exposed.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe program is distributed in two nuclei, social and private. In its social area, the use of transparencies and the possibility of completely opening the windows articulate the garden, its visuals and the totality of the terrain. This creates a sense of welcome and comfort, a unique open space that allows the organization of furniture. The social nuclei dissolves on the ground, leaving only the presence of a volume and a large terrace. Due to the elevated temperatures of the region, the need to use air conditioning was minimized. In this way, the use of cross ventilation in the social area was a matter of significant importance in the conception of the project. In addition, the concrete slab protrudes 4 meters from the facade, protecting the rooms from the direct incidence of the sun.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe spatial connection between the two nuclei takes place through the kitchen. The private nuclei, destined to the dormitories is showed with the use of wooden cobogós panels as closure. They define the degree of interaction and permeability between the nuclei, allowing direct relationship with the garden and pool or serving as a visual shield. In addition, the cobogós paneling leaves the rooms protected from the sun’s impact and, so, helps the environmental comfort. The architecture of Pasqua House creates intimate spaces and some of common use and a range of possibilities of levels of interaction between them and outer spaces.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessMexico City’s Controversial Airport Project Could Be a Preservation Site for a Colle…ArticlesThese Reflective Bricks Seek to Return Natural Light to Dense NeighborhoodsMisc Share Houses Year: Pasqua House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Elisa Friedmann “COPY” Projects Manufacturers: Carl Hansen, Vitra, Dpot, Franccino Giardini, Granitorre, Knoll, Micasa, Rug Phenicia, Topseal, Tresuno, UniboxInterior Design:Diana RadomyslerLandscape:Dorey Brasil PaisagismoStructural Engineering:Pasqua e Graziano Associados – Eng. Luiz Roberto PasquaElectrical And Hydraulic Installations:Grau Engenharia De InstalaçõesAir Conditioning:Fundament-ArAutomation:GF AutomaçãoConstruction Company:Construtora Gaia – Eng. Renato Luis G. GonçalvesAuthor:Marcio KoganCo Authors:Carolina Castroviejo, Elisa FriedmannTeam:Carlos Costa, Henrique Bustamante, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Pedro Ribeiro, Samanta CafardoCity:Porto FelizCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess Specs Pasqua House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Elisa FriedmannSave this projectSavePasqua House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Elisa FriedmannSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 41Curated by Pedro Vada Share 2016 “COPY” CopyHouses•Porto Feliz, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893598/pasqua-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-plus-carolina-castroviejo-plus-elisa-friedmann Clipboard Brazil Area: 572 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/893598/pasqua-house-studio-mk27-marcio-kogan-plus-carolina-castroviejo-plus-elisa-friedmann Clipboard Architects: Carolina Castroviejo, Elisa Friedmann, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowCarolina CastroviejoOfficeFollowElisa FriedmannOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPorto FelizBrazilPublished on May 08, 2018Cite: “Pasqua House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Elisa Friedmann” [Casa Pasqua / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Elisa Friedmann] 08 May 2018. 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Oklahoma University football team hold protest against SAE racist tape, March 12.When a vile, racist video by members of the Oklahoma University chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity was put online, strong demonstrations by students, teachers, community members and even the school football team expressed outrage. Many on Twitter condemned the message. The video showed fraternity members on a chartered bus singing a song filled with the “N” word and promoting the lynchings of African Americans.The video was exposed to the public by the student activist group, “Unheard OU.” This group organized the first demonstrations against the fraternity.In the face of the protests over this video, the university administration shut down the fraternity and expelled two students who were clearly leading this “song.” That action is, of course, altogether right and proper.But these racists found defenders. Several pundits have declared this to be a “free speech” issue. And members and alumni of the SAE fraternity have hired Stephen Jones, the same lawyer who defended Timothy McVeigh, who in 1995 set off the bomb in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people and wounded 680 others. Jones has also worked for Richard Nixon and Donald Rumsfeld, as well as three Oklahoma Republican governors. (oklahomacity.suntimes.com, March 14)Jones is already threatening a lawsuit “to protect the due process rights, the first amendment rights and the 14th Amendment rights of the fraternity members.” Of course, this is nonsense. This racist video was nothing but an open threat of extreme violence against the Black community, backed up by hundreds of years of “legal” KKK lynchings. Racists should have no right to free speech; therefore, the Oklahoma video footage should be deemed a hate crime, punishable with jail time for those promoting racist violence.Record of racist, anti-woman assaultsThe SAE fraternity has a sordid history mired in racism. It was the only fraternity founded in the pre-Civil War South. When the war broke out, SAE had 400 members, 369 of whom joined and fought in the Confederate army. After the war, the fraternity moved north, but retained its segregationist roots. Several members of the Dartmouth College SAE chapter, for example, still refer to the Civil War as the “War of Northern Aggression.”In 1982, the University of Cincinnati suspended SAE for organizing a racist party on Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, with a flyer asking people to “bring such things as a canceled welfare check.”In 1992, the Texas A&M chapter hosted a “Jungle Fever” party, which included “black face, grass skirts and ‘slave hunts.’” (insidehighered.com, March 10).In 2000, SAE members at Oglethorpe University threw bottles at Black athletes and yelled racist slurs at them during a cross country meet. In 2002, SAE members at Syracuse University wore black face out to local bars. In 2009, the Valdosta State chapter flew a Confederate flag on its front lawn. In 2014, 15 SAE members broke into a Jewish fraternity at the University of Arizona and physically attacked its members while shouting anti-Semitic slurs.On Feb. 25, SAE members at the University of Washington shouted from their frat house windows racial slurs and made obscene gestures at a Black Lives Matter march that was passing by.Right after the Oklahoma University video was released, a Confederate flag was hung in a window of the OU SAE chapter house.And there are reports that the racist song used at OU is identical to one used by the SAE chapters at Texas universities.Sexism is also the operating mode for SAE. On some campuses, the fraternity’s initials have been translated as “Sexual Assault Expected.” There are reports that the Oklahoma SAE racist song was used at the SAE fraternity house at Dartmouth with the lyrics changed to promote violence against women.An analysis by Bloomberg News service in 2013 found that SAE is the leading fraternity in deaths caused by a culture of heavy drinking, drug use, sexual assault and hazing. (Bloomberg.com, Dec. 30, 2013)Yet the fraternity remains “in good standing” at some 200 college campuses.Smash white supremacyRacism is not just a group of white thugs — be they in fraternities like SAE or in police departments — chanting bigoted slurs and threats. It is an ideology embedded in the fabric, the heart, the very bowels of the capitalist social and economic system. It is the grotesque and obscene conception that Black people’s lives don’t matter compared to whites.This ideology was spawned to spur slavers to capture African men, women and children, chain them like animals, ship them across the ocean in the most heinous conditions, and then force them with unbelievable brutality to labor in the “New World.” Why? It was all done to amass vast wealth among plantation masters, factory owners, banks, insurance companies and other sectors of the ruling class, wealth that they horde to the present day.Racism was used to “motivate” the beatings, the rapes and the murders by slave owners, the overseers and the slave catchers. And it was and is fashioned by the political and economic elite of this country into laws and customs, into Jim Crow and segregation, into courts, prisons and of course into the indoctrination of the police occupying forces right down to the present day, from Los Angeles to Staten Island, N.Y., to Ferguson, Mo.Racism remains the main tool by the “master class” to maintain and protect its rotting system of exploitation and oppression. It is no accident that fraternities like Sigma Alpha Epsilon, incubators for the future financial and corporate elite, ground their members in racist bigotry so they can more effectively take up the reins of power in the future.But they face strong and determined opposition from the African- American community and from many progressive supporters. And that opposition is part of a social movement that is destined to smash racist ideology in all its forms along with the social and the capitalist economic system that sustains it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression News Help by sharing this information News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance The appeal by RSF, Amnesty International, ALQST, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR), Gulf Centre for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and MENA Rights Group calls on Saudi Arabia, inter alia, to stop persecuting, jailing,torturing and imposing death sentences on journalists, political activists and human rights defenders, and to repeal laws that supposedly combat terrorism and cyber-crimes but serve in practice to crack down on dissent. Receive email alerts Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on 2 October triggered international outrage and drew attention to the disastrous press freedom situation in Saudi Arabia. Between 25 and 30 professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained in Saudi Arabia, which is ranked 169th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedImpunityFreedom of expression June 8, 2021 Find out more Read the original Arabic and English-language versions of the joint appeal below. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia RSF_en News Related documents alqst_-_joint_statement_12_december_en._ar._ff.docxVND.OPENXMLFORMATS-OFFICEDOCUMENT.WORDPROCESSINGML.DOCUMENT – 208.25 KB Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS March 9, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and seven other human rights NGOs issued a joint appeal to Saudi Arabia to adopt eight comprehensive measures to end its grave violations of human rights, including the rights of journalists. News December 13, 2018 SAUDI ARABIA: Eight measures to end human rights crisis in Saudi Arabia Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more