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first_imgTuesday 7 December 2010 8:55 pm Share KCS-content Banks: retail sector is competitive whatsapp LEADING banking industry figures yesterday defended the level of competition in the UK’s retail banking sector, in evidence to the Treasury Select Committee. Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Eric Daniels, whose bank faces the possibility of being broken up by the government, denied that the UK market was made uncompetitive by four of the top banks having 73 per cent of the current account market.“Concentration does not lead to lack of competition,” he said, adding that in other countries the market offers far less choice. The “great majority” of Lloyds’ customers were satisfied with their account service, he said.Lloyds alone provides almost 30 per cent of current accounts in the UK, since its controversial acquisition of HBOS during the dark days of the banking crisis. RBS chief executive Stephen Hester told the Treasury Committee that the size of UK banks was a “red herring”.But the bank bosses were taken to task over issues of the portability of current accounts and a supposed lack of transparency over fee structures.Moving accounts between banks could take between four and eight weeks, the bankers said. After the session, select committee member Andrea Leadsom told City A.M. that evidence showed bank customers often wanted to change accounts but wouldn’t because it was “so much trouble”.“The issue is the complexity of switching bank accounts,” she said. Leadsom also complained about the “really shocking” lack of transparency over bank fees. “Nobody has a clue what they are paying for their current account,” she said. “If people knew how much interest they were foregoing they might be more inclined to switch bank.”Tesco Bank chief executive Benny Higgins suggested many consumers did not switch banks because they did not know how much their current account cost them.But RBS and Lloyds denied they overcharged customers in areas such as overdraft interest rates. The Independent Commission on Banking is also due to meet to discuss retail banking issues next Monday with former Barclays chief executive Martin Taylor as chair. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAdventure CrunchHere Are the Most Famous Pro Wrestlers From the Past TodayAdventure CrunchFinance BLVDThis Star from ‘Gilligan’s Island’ is 101 & lives a humble life nowFinance BLVDArticles StoneLittle Boy Brings $2 Painting To Antiques Road Show, Not Realizing Its WorthArticles Stone whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgLegal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming operator trade association, and industry consulting company H2 Gambling Capital have called on Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen to drop proposals ban certain betting markets, saying the measures would push consumers to unlicensed operators.Both organisations were responding to a consultation on proposals put forward by Spelinspektionen last month. The amendment to Swedish gaming rules would see licensed operators prohibited from offering odds on rule violations such as yellow cards in football or faults in tennis.The regulator believes the measures will help tackle match-fixing by removing any potential reward for athletes that commit certain acts for to fix betting results.However, in its analysis of the proposals, H2 said that if Sweden were to adopt the measures, it could lead to a decline in gross gambling revenue for licensed operators in the country. As the rules would only apply to licensees, H2 said consumers would still be able to place such bets with unregulated operators, which could in turn harm those with a licence.H2 said the rule change would lead to a 7.5% decline in gross gambling revenue for licensed operators, but also a 30% rise in revenue for unlicensed companies as more players turned to unregulated sites to place these bets.“With the proposed product bans, we expect the unlicensed market will grow at a faster rate than the licensed market, leading to continued erosion of the degree of channelling,” H2 said in the report.However, also noted that it would expect the majority of players to continue to gamble with licensed operators, “as long as the majority of major European companies retain their licence”.H2 also noted that any move to ban licensed operators from offering this type of betting would harm sporting integrity, with consumers instead likely to bet with unregulated sites still able to accept such bets. Players seek operators that provide a “one-stop shop” for all forms of gambling, it explained, meaning that certain customers would shift all activity to the sites that could offer this.“By prohibiting the betting products that consumers can bet on from licensed companies, the regulator will not prevent betting in these ‘vulnerable’ areas, but will insteadshift activity to unlicensed companies,” H2 said.Instead, H2 said it believed the optimal solution to ensure the integrity of sport is for licensed companies to work with specialised integrity bodies and monitor all suspected cases of match-fixing; not just with these bets, but all gambling.Meanwhile, BOS also published its own response to the proposals, having last month already outlined its opposition to the plans. However, BOS criticised the regulator for only allowing a four-week period for consultation on the measures, saying more time is required to produce an in-depth analysis.That said, the organisation reiterated its concerns that by bringing certain bets out of the regulated market, authorities would then lose the ability to monitor suspicious betting and to effectively police match-fixing.The BOS noted licensed operators are able to monitor player activity and report any suspicious betting to the regulator as part of their licensing duties. However, unregulated operators, which would be unaffected, are under no obligation to do so and, it said, therefore would make it easier for fixers to use these platforms to place bets.The organisation added that the type of bets covered by the proposals represent a small part of the market, while the events they relate to are a normal part of the sporting events, such as yellow cards in football matches.“Based on an ethical approach, BOS would like to emphasise that there is no basis for prohibiting, for example, which players will receive yellow and red cards and which players will attract penalty kicks,” BOS said in the report.“These events do not violate the idea of sports. On the contrary, events like these are part of what is expected to happen during a regular match.”BOS also urged Spelinspektionen to consider adding a new licensing requirement whereby operators would need to join a monitoring organisation to help them to keep track of match-fixing. The organisation suggested the International Betting Integrity Association as a possible partner body to assist with efforts.Spelinspektionen should also have its own match-fixing department, according to BOS, in order for the regulator to properly tackle such issues and offer advice to its licensees, rather than limit them to what they can offer.Gustaf Hoffstedt, general secretary of BOS, said that the level of uncertainty around the new rules means the regulator should withdraws the proposals.“These companies cooperate with each other and with law enforcement agencies to combat match-fixing,” Hoffstedt said . “If Swedish licensed gaming companies are not allowed to offer and monitor the betting that takes place, the fight against match fixing goes blind.“We simply will not see what is happening out there and any manipulation will pass unnoticed.”The publication of the two reports comes after Svenska Spel also hit out at the proposed measures, arguing that the ban on betting on rule violations still leaves plenty of scope for manipulation. Hofbauer said the measures do not go far enough to protect sports, counteract gambling fraud or enhance consumer protection. Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS), Sweden’s igaming operator trade association, and industry consulting company H2 Gambling Capital have called on Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen to drop proposals ban certain betting markets, saying the measures would push consumers to unlicensed operators. BOS and H2 urges rethink over Swedish match-fixing proposals Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting 17th February 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

first_img Topics: Casino & games 27th August 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Casino & games Regions: US New Jersey Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Canadian sports betting and media giant theScore is to roll out online casino in New Jersey, after striking a market access agreement with Twin River Worldwide Holdings.The agreement will see theScore add online casino games to its theScore Bet app in the second half of 2021.The business’ sportsbook app launched in August 2019, as a sub-licensee of Monmouth Park Racetrack operator Darby Development.The casino roll-out remains subject to regulatory approval from the state Division of Gaming Enforcement, and Twin River completing its acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.The $25m acquisition, agreed in April, is expected to be finalised by by March next year.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Canadian sports betting and media giant theScore is to roll out online casino in New Jersey, after striking a market access agreement with Twin River Worldwide Holdings. theScore plots New Jersey casino launch Email Addresslast_img read more

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Its products are sold in more than 190 countries and the company says 2.5bn people use its products every day.One of the reasons I like Unilever as a UK share to buy and hold is that I expect long-term demand for the sorts of products it sells. No matter what, I expect people will still be using shampoo and soap. Of course demand may go up and down – the pandemic increased demand for cleaning products, for example, but that could be a blip.But I think Unilever is well-prepared for the future. By owning brands selling at different price levels, it is able to offer something to customers across the economic spectrum. That is helpful as the company seeks to capitalize on emerging markets in Asia and Africa, for example. One risk is an economic downturn seeing consumers trade down.Despite this, the Unilever share price is down 8% over the past year. I regard it as a bargain to buy and hold, which is why I bought some shares.UK shares to holdA fairly similar company is Reckitt Benckiser. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York A member of the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders talks with Oscar, who grew up in the Los Angeles area but came to Mexico a year and a half ago with his parents, who were deported. The family now lives in Chilpancingo, a shantytown near Tijuana. Photo: Janet Kawamoto[Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles] A group of some 25 interfaith leaders from Los Angeles traveled to San Diego and crossed the border to Tijuana Feb. 26 and 27 to learn more about how U.S. immigration policies affect the poor of Mexico. And learn they did, with a punch that left them determined to find ways to encourage effective immigration reform.The group, which included Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, represented the Los Angeles Council of Religious Leaders (LACRL), and was led by Rabbi Mark Diamond, council president and regional director of AJC-LA, a local branch of a global Jewish advocacy organization.The travelers also included clergy and lay representatives from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the California-Pacific conference of the United Methodist Church, the Southern California – Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ, and the Presbytery of the Pacific of the Presbyterian Church.Beginning the first day’s presentations, Diamond reminded the LACRL group that the Old Testament constantly commands the Hebrews – and Christians — to welcome the stranger. He quoted Leviticus 19:33-34: “When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not wrong him. The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as one of your citizens; you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. I am the Lord and your God.”Although there is a wide variety of opinions in the U.S. political arena on the complicated topic of immigration, Diamond said, “in 2013 we have a real shot at comprehensive immigration reform.”Carmen M. Chavez, an immigration attorney and executive director of Casa Cornelia Law Center, a Roman Catholic ministry in San Diego that deals with immigration issues, agreed.“I think for the first time my colleagues, not only at Casa Cornelia, but in the practice of immigration law, both the private and the nonprofit sector, for the first time in a long time are talking about immigration reform as if it might finally happen this time,” she told the religious leaders.“We don’t know what it’s going to look like, but I do have to say that it’s going to stretch all of us,” she said, pointing out that implementing any new policy is going to take many years.The role of faith communities in finding humane, workable solutions will be huge, she said.“It will be the faith community – as it always has – that will be at the people’s call when they need help and they need a helping hand. It will also be the faith community that will bring, hopefully, not only civility but a level of being open to the reality of this migration, which is a global migration.”Casa Cornelia works with those who seek asylum in the United States because of persecution in their home countries. It also serves victims of domestic violence, as well as unaccompanied children who try to cross the border. Most are boys between the ages of 14 and 16, but Casa Cornelia has served children as young as 2 years old.Seeking asylum“Carlos,” who fled his native Nicaragua to avoid persecution, told the L.A. group that he was detained in a facility run by the Corrections Corporation of American (CCA), a for-profit group that runs some U.S. prisons.“I came to save my life, and what I found was a jail,” he said, speaking through an interpreter.In the United States, Casa Cornelia attorney Elizabeth A. Lopez explained, immigration law is administrative law, not criminal law, and undocumented migrants – even children – are not entitled to a lawyer to plead their immigration cases. A few are able to find low-cost or free legal services provided by charitable or religious organizations. Others attempt to represent themselves.Carlos, who had no financial resources and no legal counsel, acted as his own advocate. The prison had a small, out-of-date library without Internet access, and it was there that Carlos attempted to work out a defense against being deported. He was allowed only five hours each week in the library – often cut to three.Although he spoke no English and had no representation, Carlos was able to make his case. Although he was not granted formal asylum, he was able to remain legally in the United States. “Thank God,” he said, “the judge understood that if I returned to my country, I would die.“With the few resources I had, I was able to prove that I had credibility and that I needed to stay in the United States.”“Carlos represents the majority of asylum seekers and immigrants who do not have the funds to hire an attorney,” said Lopez, who added that only 3 percent of those who attempt self-representation succeed in gaining legal U.S. residency. “He is well-spoken, able to articulate his case. Most do not have his advantages.”Lopez also mentioned that private prisons are a huge growth industry, with a strong lobbying presence in Washington, D.C., she said. They want immigration law to be stricter and more punitive, she said, so that they will have more prisoners in order to make more money.Witnesses on the border“As we move closer to the wall you will see the border patrol protecting us from the Mexican people,” the Rev. Carlos Correa Bernier of the United Church of Christ told the LACRL visitors as they traveled across the U.S.-Mexico border into Tijuana.“Thank God,” he added, with an ironic laugh.Heavy metal mesh placed over the grid of the wall in “Friendship Park” prevents all physical contact and most visual contact between the U.S. and Mexican sides of the border. Some 50 feet away on the U.S. side is a second fence that is opened only for brief periods on weekends to allow those on either side of the wall to talk to their families and friends on the other side. Photo: Janet KawamotoCorrea Bernier is associate minister for border and Latino ministries for the UCC’s Southern California – Nevada Conference, and executive director of the Romero Center, an immigration ministry located in San Ysidro, California. The Romero Center works with migrant workers on both sides of the border and offers immersion experiences for those who want to understand immigration issues better.As the group gazed at a portion of the wall, Correa Bernier noted that such barriers are an ineffective means of border control, because if they can be built, they can be breached or avoided.“I have seen pictures of a minivan going over the wall – they build tracks on either side of the border,” he said. “As they say, if you have a wall 50 feet high, all you need is a 51-foot ladder.“So the policy of building walls is not working. It never worked. It’s not going to work.”Correa Bernier outlined for the group the difficulties facing those who want to enter the United States, as well as those who have been deported.He guided the group to an area within a mile or so of the border where they saw dozens of enormous factories called by the Mexican Spanish word “maquiladoras,” meaning “bonded assembly plant.” In these windowless buildings, young Mexican women, working under male supervisors, assemble various goods that go directly to the American market.The women, Correa Bernier said, work for a few dollars a day, six days a week. They are not permitted work breaks; their pay is docked for any time spent in a restroom or eating lunch. They are subject to losing their jobs when they turn 30, he said; the official reason is that the managers believe they are no longer able to keep up with the work, much of which is making wide-screen televisions and other electronic goods for the American market. Women are also subject to termination if they become pregnant.Asked why the companies could not be forced to supply better wages and working conditions, Correa Bernier had a one-word answer: NAFTA.The North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, he explained, allows companies to exploit cheap labor in Mexico to build their goods. Any company that raises wages will have to raise its prices to compensate, and few are willing to do so in the extremely competitive U.S. markets. On paper, the companies are responsible for treating their workers well, but enforcement is very lax, Correa Bernier said.“Our position at the Romero Center is that the U.S. doesn’t need a free trade agreement,” he said. “We need a fair trade agreement.”He added, “People work in the maquiladoras, really, to maintain my lifestyle in the United States, because I want all my stuff to be cheap and available.“As my father used to say, no one is guilty, and everyone is responsible.”A town of despairAn especially emotional moment for the religious leaders was a visit to Chilpancingo, a shantytown that appears on no map, but is home to thousands of people who tried to cross the border into the U.S. illegally, or have been deported, and are now stuck there, with not enough funds to travel anywhere else. Some of them work in the maquiladoras located nearby, but jobs are generally scarce.Chilpancingo is reached by crossing a cement-lined bed that channels the Tijuana river. Correa Bernier said he has seen the water change color from toxic chemicals released by the factories. As the group looked across the river at some 10,000 shacks built from scraps of wood and metal, they saw children playing by the polluted water. There is no school in the area, Correa Bernier said; in any case, these children would be unable to afford the fees required by public as well as private schools.“The kids are abandoned during the day, because Mom and Dad are working,” he said. “They are exposed to drugs, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, physical abuse and so on. So it’s a vicious cycle.”A young man who lives in Chilpancingo who was walking nearby with his wife and daughter told the group that he had grown up in South-Central Los Angeles from the time he was a toddler, and had been recently deported. In fluent English, he explained that he had been sent to prison, though he denied any wrongdoing.“I took the rap for someone else,” he said.He is barely 24, he said. He had papers, he said, but they were taken from him and he was deported to Mexico after his prison term. His parents are still in Los Angeles, he said, with his five brothers and a sister, U.S. citizens.He explained that the only work he has found is cockfighting. “I can’t get a job because of my tattoos and stuff. Getting a job is hard.”“It’s hard here,” he said.A member of the group also struck up a conversation with Oscar, a boy of about eight years, who explained that he had lived in the United States all his life, but came to Mexico with his parents when they were deported.Speaking in English, he said that he wanted to go to school, but his mother and father had no money to send him or his siblings. He has tried to keep up his studies in the year and a half since they came to Tijuana, but he finds it difficult.“What do you do all day?” the group member asked.Without irony, Oscar responded that they “clean house.” He pointed out his family’s home, which like all the houses in Chilpancingo is constructed of found objects.Would he like to return to the United States?Yes, he said without hesitation, but not without his family. Life is hard in Chilpancingo, he said.“It hasn’t been a good experience,” he added wistfully.House of the PoorThe LACRL group stopped at Casa de Las Pobres – the House of the Poor – a ministry run by four Roman Catholic nuns who provide food, assistance and medical care for the poor of Tijuana, many of whom are migrants. They once provided three meals a day, but have been forced by economics to cut back to breakfast only. They also supply bags of food, much of it donated by grocery stores in San Diego.Bishop Suffragan Mary D. Glasspool of the Diocese of Los Angeles, with Fr. Alexei Smith, ecumenical and interreligious officer for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and United Church of Christ minister Carlos Correa Bernier, executive director of the Romero Center, confer with one of the four nuns who operate Casa de Las Pobras (House of the Poor), a ministry to the destitute of Tijuana. A group of some 25 religious leaders from the Los Angeles visited San Diego and Tijuana on Feb. 26 and 27 to learn about the effects of U.S. immigration policy on the poor of Mexico, and begin to determine how they might work for effective, comprehensive immigration reform. Photo: Janet KawamotoCorrea Bernier, who has had a longtime working relationship with the Las Pobres, told a story of visiting the facility, where he encountered one of the sisters, who was frantic because they were ready to serve a meal, but had no tortillas (a major staple of life in Mexico). Correa Bernier showed them what he had brought them; a truckload of donated tortillas.Correa Bernier interpreted as one of the sisters told the group that the ministry gets “only small support” from the church.“Our supporters are the angels and the people that work here, and the providence of God,” she said.The LACRL group made a final stop at what Correa Bernier calls “No-Longer-Friendship-Park.” He explained that a few years ago the wall was more open, and people could meet and touch their friends and relatives on the other side of the border. In recent years it has been blocked by a heavy interlocked mesh that prevents all direct contact.Returning to San Diego, members of the group felt the enormity of the task of immigration reform, but were determined to work together to find ways to ease the human suffering of immigrants.“First and foremost, we can show people that this is not an Episcopal issue, a Catholic issue, a Jewish issue, but it’s a human issue,” said Fr. Alexei Smith, who serves as interfaith and ecumenical officer for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. “With all these faith traditions that we have represented on this trip, we can give a unified witness to the truth of what we face, what we need to do.“I think we have to start looking at people humanely,” Smith continued. “We have to recognize that each of us is created in the image and likeness of God, and for us from a Christian point of view, in that wonderful gospel of the last judgment, Jesus quite clearly says, I was a stranger and you welcomed me; I was a stranger and you didn’t welcome me – and we know the consequences. And I think we have to live that.“I think that the focus ought to be on getting legislation on radical immigration reform,” said Bishop Glasspool of the Diocese of Los Angeles. “One of the things that I learned again was we’re in it for the long haul. It’s not just a matter of writing a law or passing some resolutions. It’s a long process. Even as I heard hopefulness, particularly from the staff of Casa Cornelia, around the possibility of legislative action in the calendar year 2013, I hear also that it’s going to be eight years in effecting changes that are initially articulated through the law.“Which makes it all the more urgent to pass the law as soon as possible, because it’s going to take time to change the way we do things.”— Janet Kawamoto is editor of The Episcopal News, publication of the Diocese of Los Angeles. 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first_imgTuesday Mar 20, 2012 Digby Ioane suspended for five weeks for tip-tackle on Coetzee Quensland Reds winger Digby Ioane has been suspended for five weeks following a dangerous tackle he made on flanker Marcel’ Coetzee during their 27-22 defeat to the Sharks in Durban on Saturday. His previous record contributed to the hefty ban. According to a SANZAR statement earlier today, Ioane lifted and failed to bring Coetzee down to ground safely. He admitted his guilt and judicial officer Mike Heron said that previous disciplinary matters, including his spear tackle on Casey Laulala in 2008, had counted against him.“Ioane has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including Saturday 21 April after contravening Law 10.4 (j). Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground is dangerous play,” said the statement.An early guilty plea reduced the possibility of a heavier sanction. He flies home today, and will miss matches against the Bulls, Western Force, Brumbies, and Stormers. A bye for the Reds means he only misses out on four games.The defending champion Reds have already lost Quade Cooper and a number of other key backline players, so the loss of Ioane, who is not only noted as a playmaker but a strong defender as well, will be a big blow.“Losing your two healthy goalkickers and playmakers at the No. 10 position is far from an ideal scenario but we’ll reassess in coming days and come up with a plan best suited for our final game on tour against the Bulls,” Reds coach Ewen McKenzie said.While the five weeks may seem harsh, and possibly lenient to others, all factors need to be taken into account when passing judgement. That includes the method of lifting and driving the player to ground, as well as the individual’s disciplinary record.Taking that into account, do you think a five week ban is about right?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img ‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of Other ArchitectsWritten by Alison Furuto Share ‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other ArchitectsSave this projectSave’The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects CopyAbout this officeOther ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureCanberraResidentialAustraliaPublished on May 28, 2013Cite: Alison Furuto. “‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects” 28 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyTitled ‘A House That Floods’, the design for The Lodge on the Lake by Other Architects imagined re-inserting the narrative of the flooding and emptying Lake George into the benign, artificial landscape of Canberra. The movement of water acts as a spatial device that dictates and clarifies the otherwise overlapping and confused functions of the Prime Minister’s Lodge. Drained or submerged at certain times, the spaces of the house are optimized for ceremonial events and domestic life, public access and secret meetings. More images and architects’ description after the break.Save this picture!Courtesy of Other ArchitectsThe competition for the Australian Prime Minister’s official residence was held on the anniversary of Walter Burley Griffins’ winning design for Canberra, Australia’s capital city. Our historical research revealed that the plan for Canberra, an axial and symmetrical city arranged around a man made lake, was inspired by an earlier and little known proposal by Charles Coulter. Coulter sited his capital city on the shores of Lake George, a natural lake that – fed by subterranean aquifers – mysteriously floods and empties at unpredictable intervals. Save this picture!Courtesy of Other ArchitectsThis is a house that floods and empties, its spaces and rooms shrouded or revealed by the water’s ebb and flow. Carved out of the lake’s depth, the house’s landscape is periodically inundated and reclaimed. Symmetries and reflections emerge and dissipate as the shore­ line advances and recedes. As in Archimedes’ principle, the pooling water is always equal to the volume displaced elsewhere. Save this picture!Courtesy of Other ArchitectsAustralia’s future capital city was first glimpsed in Charles Coulter’s 1901 watercolour drawing. Like a mirage, Coulter’s Venetian city materialized on the shores of Lake George. The choice of location was curious: fed by a hidden source, the mysterious lake drains and fills at unpredictable intervals. A few years later, surveyor Charles Robert Scrivener sited the capitol within the Molonglo River floodplain. Inspired by Coulter, Scrivener audaciously proposed that the Molonglo be dammed to create its own artificial lake, providing both an ornamental setting and a secure reservoir for the inland city. Save this picture!everyday modeInheriting Scriviner’s concept, the Griffins extracted Canberra’s plan from the negative space of the lake. The line of the shore was drown in precise equilibrium with the constel­lation of surrounding peaks. Inscribed at the intersection of the physical and virtual, the natural and man made, the Griffins’ ideal city plan promised a place for each and every element of the new capitol. Save this picture!event modeThis competition calls for the relocation of the Prime Minister’s Lodge to a site at Lake Burley Griffin, where it joins the other monumental structures connected across water by symmetrical axes and radiating geometries. A place of gathering and solitude, arrival and depar­ture, formality and domesticity, the Lodge is both private residence and public institution. Our proposal is to use the fluctuations of the lake itself to express and regulate these duali­ties. Save this picture!stealth modeOccupying the crest of the hill, the Upper House hosts the official activities of the Lodge. At the base of the hill, the Lower House accommodates the private residence and guest suites. The Upper House is a symbolic dwelling, its meeting spaces and function rooms are oriente­d to views of Canberra’s landmarks. Prefabricated and modular, the linear Lower House can be extended or retracted as its inhabitants see fit. The defensible zone is hidden deep within the hill. Save this picture!scene viewsPoised beneath the lake’s surface is a grand ceremonial space. Used only for special events, this space is revealed by draining the water within and flooding the land. Con­veyed by capillary action, the displaced water submerges access to a public boardwalk along the foreshore and conceals the private spaces of the Lower House. Lake water can also be sucked up to the Upper House and vaporized into a cloud, shielding Attunga Point from the threat of satellite surveillance, drone strike or paparazzi. Project gallerySee allShow lessLondon School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) New Global Center for the So…EventPortland State University’s School of Architecture launches Center for Public Intere…Articles Share Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Residential Architecture Australialast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2010 Round Mountain House / deMx architecture Area:  4495 ft² Area:  4495 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyProject Manager:Gil Newnum, Roberto RamirezStructural:Jerry WallProject Architects:Tim de Noble, Timothy W. MaddoxCity:GoshenCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Timothy Hursley Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe Round Mountain House references local precedents by combining modernist ideals with vernacular strategies to integrate seamlessly into the Ozark Mountain landscape.Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe form of the house is treated as two pieces that separate public and private spaces. The “main frame” consists of public spaces: the carport, outdoor breezeway, the guest loft, and main living area; the “lean-to” or “saddle bag” contains private spaces: the laundry, bathrooms, closets, and bedrooms. Save this picture!© Timothy HursleyThe main frame is constructed of a steel frame on concrete foundation walls. To create the finished form, energy-efficient SIPS (Structurally Insulated Panel System) wrap around the steel frame and roof of both the main frame and the lean-to.In addition to the SIPS, the house uses other active and passive sustainable technologies. The main spaces contain low windows on the north and high windows on the east. These operable windows allow for passive cooling through cross ventilation. The second floor loft space creates a covered balcony on the main floor. The balcony is located on the west side of the house and its overhang shelters the living space windows from the harsh western light.Project gallerySee allShow lessSoccer Stadium La Balastera / Francisco MangadoSelected ProjectsThink Space Launches Latest Competition: Environment / SubtractionArchitecture News Share Year:  Photographs photographs:  Timothy Hursley Photographs:  Timothy Hursley + 26 Share Projects Year: center_img “COPY” 2010 Round Mountain House / deMx architectureSave this projectSaveRound Mountain House / deMx architectureSave this picture!© Timothy HursleyHouses•Goshen, United States Houses CopyAbout this officedeMx architectureOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGoshenHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 07, 2014Cite: “Round Mountain House / deMx architecture ” 07 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 Architects: deMx architecture Area Area of this architecture project United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

first_imgLimerick Gardai investigating the fatal crash and stabbing incidentGARDAI in County Limerick are investigating possible links with a stabbing incident and a fatal crash that claimed the lives of a father and his young child this morning.Shortly after 8:30am this Tuesday morning, emergency services were alerted to a fatal crash at an area known as Brooks Bridge on the N24, Pallasgreen to Oola road.The father of the child who is an Italian national, was involved in a head on collision with a truck in a 2005 registered black Audi car which was also carrying his young child.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man and his young 3-year-old son were killed instantly when the collided with the truck.Gardai, who are investigating the circumstances of the fatal crash are said to be investigating links to a possible domestic incident.It is understood that a woman from Oola has been hospitalised and is being treated for stab wounds.Gardai at Bruff are investigating the incident. Previous article#BREAKING Father and child die in Limerick road crashNext articleBrisk calendar of activity for Askeaton Contemporary Arts Staff Reporter Print TAGSlimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Gardai investigate links of Limerick fatal crash with stabbingBy Staff Reporter – July 19, 2016 808 WhatsApp Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook Linkedin Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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