first_imgIt has 250 employees in seven offices, mostly in the Nordic area. Its websites provide professional tipping networks and product information to prospective gamblers. Inevitably, it is acquisitive and has launched US-facing products post PASPA.Better Collective demonstrates the next generation of affiliate business – customer- and content-centric rather than the historical focus on funnelling as much heavy user traffic as possible.While affiliates tend to get a bad press in the matrix of market maturity and domestic regulation, it is worth considering that many remain valuable, high-growth and with highly relevant assets. Better Collective will be a useful market bellwether of these developments. DisclaimerThe narrative provided represents the opinions of the authors. Any assessment of trends or change is necessarily subjective. The information and opinions provided are not intended to provide legal, accounting, investment or policy advice, nor should they be used as a forecast. Regulus Partners may act, or has acted, for any of the companies and other stakeholders mentioned in this report. The muted positivity of the index continues to be broad based. Twenty-one stocks reported gains, with 14 of these double digit (the same number as January). Again, there is little pattern in the behaviour, with strong results driving some outperformance (e.g., Evolution Gaming +29.5%; Scientific Games +14%).Four stocks fell by double digits, including NetEnt (-15.1%), Kambi (-17.8%) and Betsson (-12.5%), all of which produced results that did not impress investors. Gaming Realms (-8.3%) also announced its complete withdrawal from B2C gaming (via M&A), repositioning to B2B content only. RP iGaming Index: Not buying the story The Index rose 4% in February but Paul Leyland of Regulus Partners isn’t convinced the positive newsflow is cutting through to a suspicious and conservative investor community Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Casino & games 8th March 2019 | By Stephen Cartercenter_img Regions: Europe US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Index rose 4% in February but Paul Leyland isn’t convinced the positive newsflow is cutting through to a suspicious and conservative investor community. The period also saw Cherry and Mr Green depart the Index, with new addition Better Collective the stock in focusThe RP iGaming Index has continued to perform positively in 2019 (+4.0% in February), but has also materially underperformed the benchmark NASDAQ (+7.8%).This follows the pattern of the last few months – in gambling, negative volatility currently counts for more than positive, even in the start of a reporting period of largely ‘in-line’ or better results. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker During February the market got clarity on Netherlands legislation, though regulatory detail is still scant. Sweden also vented its increasing frustration with the aggressive trading practices of many of its licensees, while Norway also escalated its ongoing attempts to disrupt dotcom businesses. However, these points of detail, while flagging up a number of significant risks in the medium term, have not materially affected the market’s view of risk.A similar observation can be made ahead of the FOBT B2 ban and Brexit, affecting much of the Index to some degree and 12% of it significantly (GVC, WH). However, volatility has not increased despite these seismic events now being less than a month away (on the current Brexit timetable).To an extent, this represents a functioning market – the risks are known, the impact estimated and therefore the best guess at the likely outcome has been priced in. However, while the market tends to be very good at understanding risk on narrow parameters with very liquid stocks (tens of billions, not the relative minnows of the gambling sector), this is not usually the case with gambling.There are three important reasons for this. First, gambling-specific risks are fiddly, difficult to predict and therefore can be very hard to price in accurately.Second, the gambling sector, in common with many other sectors, tends to talk up opportunities and talk down risks, which increases the risk of negative shocks (buy on hope; sell ahead of reality).Third, gambling stocks range from the very small to the upper end of midsized – liquidity is therefore relatively low (e.g., Vodafone trades an average of £100m worth of shares per day, GVC trades c. £4m, Kambi trades c. £40k).This means that even if investors wanted to take a view, it is difficult to do so efficiently – bad news is far more likely to create exiting disappointed holders than closing short positions, even when the market could see the bad news coming.This lack of liquidity also holds a bigger issue for gambling: outside the very largest stocks they are relatively easy for investors to ignore.In the good times, gambling companies can offer cash flow, growth and the frisson of regulatory excitement. In the bad times, even good quality stories can find it very hard to cut through a more suspicious and conservative investor community.Oversold regulatory upside and self-inflicted regulatory downside is likely to add to this risk. Unfortunately, in 2019 we see the balance of risks and emerging reality making it much more difficult for gambling companies to cut through to investors than the high-growth period up to 2016, flattering margins in 2017 and the US and World Cup-fuelled 2018.Stock in focus: Better CollectiveWith MRG leaving the Index, having been bought by William Hill, we have added Better Collective. Better Collective is a Stockholm-listed gambling affiliate and customer education business, founded in 2002, which listed in June last year. It has a market capitalisation of SEK3.0bn (£240m) and in 2018 it reported revenues of €40.5m (53% three-year CAGR; i.e. tripled in size), with EBITDA of €16.1m. Email Addresslast_img read more


first_imgLivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc (OMOLU.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc, formerly Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company specialises in mortgage financing and provides products which include national housing fund mortgage loans, commercial mortgages, property acquisition loans and loans for the business, construction and trading sectors. Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc also offers a range of banking products and services for the personal banking sector which includes transactional accounts, call accounts, term and fixed deposits, certificate of deposits and housing investment funds. Corporate banking products include overdraft facilities and property development financing and trading. Formerly known as Omoluabi Savings and Loans Plc, the company changed its name to Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc in 2016. Its major shareholders are Osun State Government and two major institutional investors. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. LivingTrust Mortgage Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_imgFCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FCMB Group Plc (FCMB.ng)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileFCMB Group Plc is a financial services institution offering products and services for the commercial, corporate and institutional sectors in Nigeria and Europe. The company’s core portfolio is focused on investment banking, asset management, commercial banking, corporate banking, personal banking, institutional banking and treasury and financial markets. The company also offers services for stockbroking, trusteeships, micro-lending and asset and cash management. FCMB Group Plc was founded in 1977 and its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FCMB Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Gender Justice Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Submit an Event Listing Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH #MeToo, Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL center_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls By Tracy SukrawPosted Dec 19, 2019 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events The Rev. Gayle Pershouse Vaughan, second from right, is presented to the congregation at the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, on Nov. 10 after her ordination as deacon. Also pictured, from left, are the Rev. Miriam Gelfer, Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Alan M. Gates, the Rev. Cynthia Pape and the Rev. Pete Jeffrey. Photo: Tracy Sukraw[Diocese of Massachusetts] For her ordination as a transitional deacon on Nov. 10, the Rev. Gayle Pershouse Vaughan chose for the Gospel reading the passage from John 20 in which Mary encounters the risen Jesus.“That speaks to me profoundly,” she said during an interview a couple of weeks before the ordination would take place at the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, Massachusetts, her home parish for the past 15 years.“That’s how far back dismissal of women goes. Mary’s testimony to the apostles was dismissed. They didn’t believe her,” she said. “Mary encountered Jesus, she recognized him, he recognized her. She came to spread the good news, and they dismissed her because she was a woman.”When it comes to dismissal, Pershouse knows of what she speaks, having first heard the call to ordained ministry 50 years ago, at a time when, as far as the church was concerned, there was no such thing as women priests.Nonetheless, she followed that call through the twists and turns of her life’s path over decades — years of joys and sorrows and challenges as she built a career as a teacher and academic librarian, married, went to seminary, divorced, raised her children and remarried, happily.“So it was halting. It didn’t happen fast,” she said. “But I never had any question from the time I first experienced that call. There was never any question in my mind of what God wanted.”After 20 years of clarity about her own call to the priesthood, Pershouse was finally, in 1986, endorsed for postulancy — the first step toward ordination — by her sponsoring parish, Christ Church in Cambridge. The diocesan Commission on Ministry approved her application two years later, only to have it rejected by the bishop at the time, the late David E. Johnson, with no explanation given.The reason, according to Pershouse: She had refused Johnson’s sexual advances.She did not tell anyone this at the time.“I felt such profound shame over what had happened,” she said.Another 30 years on and Pershouse would at last find herself standing in front of the altar, wearing a simple white alb, about to be ordained.But first, forgiveness.Before the traditional presentation and examination of the candidate, before the laying on of hands, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, the current bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, removed his cope and miter, and facing Pershouse, said this:“To you and to the people of God here gathered, I confess the sin and abuse of power which you endured three decades ago at the hand of your bishop. On behalf of the episcopal office which I now occupy, and the wider institution which failed to prevent this abuse, I do repent, acknowledging this injustice and decrying our failure to safeguard the sanctity of the church for you and others who have looked to it with hope and trust. Of your goodness, I ask you to receive this confession, extended with genuine sorrow and a penitent heart.”“By the power of Jesus Christ who suffers with us and whose love redeems all our brokenness, I forgive you for this abuse,” she replied.It was important to Pershouse that there be a public sacramental reconciliation before her ordination, she said.Bishop Alan M. Gates ordains Gayle Pershouse Vaughan to the transitional diaconate on Nov. 10. Photo: Tracy Sukraw“I can’t carry anger into my priesthood. I feel it’s essential, not only for my healing but for the healing of the diocese, to have that act of reconciliation embedded in what we’re doing,” she said. “I think that for Bishop Gates to do that shows humility, integrity and courage that are astonishing.”“Who is to say what we can expect from the Holy Spirit?” the Rev. Miriam Gelfer, Pershouse’s pastor and colleague at Epiphany, said in an interview, paraphrasing something a fellow parishioner had said to her and others at the news that Pershouse was to be ordained.“This is such a wonderful thing that is happening in this time in Gayle’s life and in ours. It gives me hope in the institutional church,” Gelfer said, “and I think to a lot of people who have seen injustices done in its name.”* * *Pershouse was not raised in a religious family, but she went to an Episcopal girls’ school and loved attending its daily chapel service. She went on to become a teacher.“When I started working back in the 1960s, there weren’t many careers open to women. Teaching was one of them. I needed a job, and I did love teaching,” she said. She was baptized as an adult and became active in an Episcopal church.“And I just felt an absolutely overwhelming call to be a priest,” she recalled. “I went back recently and found where I wrote that in my journal. It was 1968, and I wrote: ‘If I were a man I would be a priest.’”She struggled to understand why God would call her to something that was impossible, and it pained her to the extent that she stopped going to church for several years.“It wasn’t until I was in my grandmother’s living room one day, and she had the television on, and reporting of the ordination of the Philadelphia 11 came on the news,” Pershouse said. “I thought I was hit by lightning.”This was 1974, and the Philadelphia 11 were the women whose “irregular” ordination at the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia defied church tradition and, along with the subsequent ordination of four more women in 1975 in Washington, D.C., led to the Episcopal Church General Convention’s eventual vote in 1976 to explicitly authorize women’s ordination.The call to ordained ministry that Pershouse had struggled with and tried to set aside suddenly made sense to her.“But at that point, I was married. I had children. I had a career. I didn’t have an easy marriage to deal with, and it was basically too late, I thought, impossible.”What she described as an insistent need to redirect her life led to new work at the Episcopal Divinity School/Weston Jesuit School of Theology library and new community as she earned master’s degrees in divinity and in library science.She entered the ordination process with the sponsorship of her home parish, Christ Church in Cambridge.Despite what she characterized as a “season of extreme difficulties” after Johnson’s rejection, she completed the seminary education and field training requirements that are part of the formation process for the priesthood. She explored the possibility of ordination in other dioceses, but felt unable to relocate out of concern for her young children and the demands of supporting them as a single mother. She went on to work as a school library director and faculty member.She also sought out ways to answer her call to sacramental ministry through a variety of lay leadership roles, including as an assistant to the new Spanish-speaking congregation at St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea, which ultimately joined with the English-speaking congregation there.That ministry, she said, was affirmation of her call to the priesthood, “despite rejection by the church’s hierarchy.”In the decades of her formation and early lay ministry, the church was not always a friendly place to women, she said, but then neither were most workplaces.“I was the first woman teacher at a boys’ boarding school. Most everyone at that time thought women should not be teaching young men. So I had to face a lot of opposition professionally in what I had been doing, and it wasn’t a surprise to me to face opposition in the church. It’s a half century ago, and so much has changed that it’s hard to picture now what an extraordinary thing it was for a woman to say, ‘I’ve been called to the priesthood.’ I wasn’t surprised when people were dismissive,” Pershouse said.What helped her stay faithful to a call to ministry that was in various ways unsupported and thwarted over the years, she said, was her relationship with Jesus.“I chose to follow that relationship rather than the various people who were putting obstacles in my way,” she said.* * *On Jan. 15, 1995, the year he was to retire, Bishop David E. Johnson committed suicide. Eleven days later, the diocese issued a statement — characterized at the time as “unusual in its candor” — announcing that Johnson had been “involved in several extramarital relationships at different times throughout his ministry” and that “at least some of these relationships appear to have been of the character of sexual exploitation.”“Our purpose in sharing this information now is to begin the critical process of healing. We seek to help any and all injured individuals in any appropriate way we can, if they make themselves and their wishes known to us,” the statement said.Pershouse did avail herself of that invitation, and, with the support of her sponsoring priest, the Rev. Robert Tobin, she did meet with Johnson’s successor, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, to report her experience of abuse. Nothing, ultimately, came of it, she said.“So when I came forward a second time” — to tell her story to Bishop Alan Gates earlier this year — “it took a good deal more courage than it took to come forward the first time.”So why do it again now, all these years later, and risk another dismissal?“It’s not something I wanted to do. In fact, I rather ferociously didn’t want to do it,” she said, but people in her life who knew her story urged her to share it, chief among them her husband of 20 years, Dr. Frank Vaughan. “It was probably the hardest thing I ever did, but people wouldn’t let me off the hook. I prayed about it, and I realized that God was speaking to me through other people. I felt it was a message from God that couldn’t be ignored.”“A part of this too has been what’s going on in our national situation,” she said, referencing specifically the behavior of President Donald J. Trump and the #MeToo movement, through which survivors of sexual harassment and abuse have found voice and high-profile men in entertainment, politics and news media have been called to account as perpetrators.“It’s the strength of my own outrage at hearing other people’s stories that pushes me to speak up and say: No. This is absolutely not acceptable.“Sexual assault is an egregious act of humiliation,” she said. “It’s a weapon used to oppress women, and in the church, it’s been used to keep them from their witness. If you humiliate them enough, they won’t dare to speak up.”She found it was her time to speak up.* * *Pershouse did not come forward with her story with the intention that it would lead to her ordination. “I had no idea that anything would come of it. I was simply reporting my experience. I had already been dismissed, and I’m quite a bit older now, and I simply did not remotely imagine that it would go further than a meeting to tell the story,” she said.“I cannot overstate how deeply moved I was by our conversation that day,” Gates wrote in an Oct. 24 letter to the people of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, announcing that he would be ordaining Pershouse.“Confronting a sinful abuse of power by one in the very role I myself now occupy leaves me with an unspeakable sense of shame and remorse. This injustice is real and cannot be undone,” he wrote. “At the same time, I heard in Gayle’s witness and testimony the story of one who has never let go of her faith in Christ, nor of her sense of vocation to ministry in the church.”It became apparent to him that Pershouse’s call to the priesthood was still an active one.“I found that she has an extraordinarily deep and articulate sacramental theology,” Gates said in an interview. “Then, in consulting with others who have been part of the wider community that intersected with her story, which I felt it was important to do, I came to understand how at Epiphany, Winchester, and at St. Luke’s-San Lucas, Chelsea before that, she had enacted that sacramental theology in every way that a layperson could do. When put alongside the history of a communally affirmed call to the priesthood, it was those three things together that seemed compelling to me.”He decided that if all canonical requirements could be met through a foreshortened process, and if the appropriate diocesan oversight bodies gave their approval, he would ordain her to the transitional diaconate this fall, and to the priesthood sometime in 2020.They could be, and they did.“Since Gayle had already completed most of the canonical requirements for ordination while attending seminary at the Episcopal Divinity School, she was able to fulfill the remaining requirements quite quickly,” the Rev. Edie Dolnikowski, diocesan canon for ordained vocations, explained. “Like every other candidate for ordained ministry, she was interviewed by members of the Commission on Ministry and Standing Committee, and she received their enthusiastic endorsement of her call. Both committees recognized that her ministries over the past 30 years formed her well for ministry as an ordained leader in our church.”It was at the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester that Pershouse was able over the past 15 years to explore wider ways of understanding the call to priesthood, and she credits the former rector, the Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, now the bishop of the Diocese of Maine, for helping her with that and for supporting her in liturgical roles: leading Morning Prayer, preaching, conducting services at nursing homes, teaching classes and coordinating a healing prayer team available to the congregation at Sunday morning services.She will continue to serve at Epiphany during her time as a deacon.“Though Gayle didn’t want the ordination liturgy itself to become a kind of cause célèbre, she is ready for her story to be known, and it’s important for it to be known precisely as a signal to others that we’re taking the history seriously, that we want to be honest and transparent for the sake of truth and for the sake of healing,” Gates said.“If there are others with similar or analogous stories that need to be heard, my hope is that this will have engendered some sense of trust and that the circles of awareness are widening. I fully expect and hope that there will be, to use Gayle’s words, ‘ripples of reconciliation,’ and I fully expect that it’s going to be hard,” he said.Telling her story and having it be heard have been lifesaving, Pershouse said.“My story was bottled up for so long. Now I can say I have the experience that each time I share the story and I receive support from people, I’m a little bit more healed. And what I’m finding out is that other people who hear my story find it healing for themselves, too, which I wouldn’t necessarily have known at first. It can also be a permission for other people to connect to their own trauma,” she said.“Know that you’re not alone,” she continued, after pausing to reflect on what learning might be drawn from what she has experienced. “I don’t think everybody is as aware as I am of the presence of Jesus in our suffering, of the fact that he is there with us as we suffer. And that’s what sustained me, that clear, clear perceiving of Jesus’ presence. He’s with me, and he’s with everyone who is mistreated.“That’s why I like that passage from John that I chose, because in it, Mary says, ‘I saw the Lord.’ And I can say that, too.”— Tracy J. Sukraw is director of communications for the Diocese of Massachusetts. Submit a Press Release Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Massachusetts deacon’s ordination brings moment of healing to church in #MeToo times Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more


first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/483060/177-social-housing-in-vitoria-matos-castillo-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Architects: Matos-Castillo Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 177 Social Housing In Vitoria / Matos-Castillo ArquitectosSave this projectSave177 Social Housing In Vitoria / Matos-Castillo Arquitectos CopySocial Housing•Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/483060/177-social-housing-in-vitoria-matos-castillo-arquitectos Clipboard Social Housing 177 Social Housing In Vitoria / Matos-Castillo Arquitectos Spain Photographs:  Hisao SuzukiCollaborators:Alejandra Martínez de la Riva, Borja Álvarez González, Virginia Sambade Varela, Antonia Peña Alsino, Jorge Bonito Piñana, Marco Colagiacomo, Franca Alexandra Sonntag, Karin AndresQuantity Surveyor:Alberto López DíezStructure + Instalation:Valladares IngenieríaConstructor:LAGUNKETA S.A.Architects In Charge:Beatriz Matos Castaño, Alberto Martínez CastilloCity:Vitoria-GasteizCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hisao SuzukiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. The proportion of the block is very upright. Nine floors are too many for the dimensions of the courtyard’s block. The first decision is to try to fluff up the maximum part of building adapting it to the maximum envelope possible: the result is a cantilever of 1.5m in every façade of the street, with the back of building allowing cross ventilation in the housing. The second decision is breaking the idea of a closed block courtyard and detaching the volume of the curve alignment in the section that is in contact with square. Save this picture!© Hisao Suzuki Our proposal attempts to escape the immediate solution of a block as a continuous and closed nine-storey ring. We intend to introduce into it the spirit of the open block, buildings that confront, approach or overlap defining spaces but not locking them; to create a central courtyard that opens to the street and merges with it, improving the living conditions of both courtyard and interior of the housing; and to make easier the view from inside the courtyard to catch a fragment of the horizon.Save this picture!© Hisao SuzukiThe block is fragmented in its upper part making up four bodies. Three linear prisms and a tower are relying over a three-storey plinth. The different colours of each body emphasize on the idea of a whole made of independent elements. Vitoria has a wet and cold weather. The biggest aperture to the street is carried out in the south façade allowing sunlight to the courtyard. The outdoor space sneaks into the central courtyard hugging the tower, and runs away the opposite corners through the separations between linear blocks. The gaze just as the breeze escapes from the inside of the courtyard.Save this picture!© Hisao Suzuki The façades are ventilated with ceramic pieces in lower floors and lightweight panels in upper floors. In both cases, we worked under the idea of camouflage. In lower floors, a pixelling effect, using almost the whole ceramic piece’s catalogue of colour, dissolve she outline of the windows. In upper blocks, shutters, that are the same material and colour of the façade, open up discovering holes, and close hiding them. Thereby, the houses change over day, night, sun and interior activity.Save this picture!Plan 1-2-3Project gallerySee allShow lessReviewing ‘Urban Hopes’: A Look at Steven Holl’s Latest in ChinaArticlesAD Classics: Kubuswoningen / Piet BlomArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Bulevar de Salburua Kalea, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2007 Year:  Save this picture!© Hisao Suzuki+ 13 Share “COPY” Year:  2007 Area:  32470 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMatos-Castillo ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingVitoria-GasteizSpainPublished on March 06, 2014Cite: “177 Social Housing In Vitoria / Matos-Castillo Arquitectos” [177 Viviendas De Protección Oficial en Vitoria / Matos-Castillo Arquitectos] 06 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_imgManufacturers: BANDALUX, panoramah!® Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects “COPY” “COPY” Area:  900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Cádiz, Spain Save this picture!© Javier Callejas+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2014 Photographs Spain Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza Area Area of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Premium SystemsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityCodirector Of Construction:Tomás Carranza, Javier MonteroCollaborators:Alejandro Cervilla García, Ignacio Aguirre López, Gaja Bieniasz, Agustín Gor, Sara OnetoStructure:Andrés Rubio MoránQuantity Surveyor:Manuel Cebada OrrequiaContractor:ChiclanaQuality Control:Laboratorios CogesurCity:CádizCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier CallejasText description provided by the architects. On a marvelous place like a piece of earthly paradise, at Cádiz, we have built an infinite plane facing the infinite sea, the most radical house we have ever made. At the very edge of the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where the sea unites the new and the old continent, emerges a stone platform. At the place where all the ships from the Mediterranean used to pass and still pass by as they head off into the Atlantic.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThere we have erected a house as if it were a jetty facing out to sea. A house that is a podium crowned by an upper horizontal plane. On this resoundingly horizontal plane, bare and denuded, we face out to the distant horizon traced by the sea where the sun goes down. A horizontal plane on high built in stone, Roman travertine, as if it were sand, an infinite plane facing the infinite sea. Nothing more and nothing less.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTo materialize this elevated horizontal plane, which is the main living room of the house, we built a large box with 20 meters of frontage and 36 meters deep. And under those first 12 meters we excavated two floors in the solid rock to develop the whole living space.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThe Romans were there a handful of centuries ago. Bolonia, the ruins of the Roman fishing factories where they produced garum and built temples to their gods, is just a stone’s throw away. In their honor we have built our house, like an acropolis in stone, in roman travertine.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasTo give even greater force to the platform we incorporated all the terrain as far back as the entrance wall separating us from the street, also done in Roman travertine. Once inside the wall, the entrance to the house will be via a “trench” in the form of stairs dug into the upper surface of the platform.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasA Greek poet said that this is a true temenos, a meeting-place, where according to mythology, humans and gods come together.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasOn the denuded stone platform, three walls surround us and protect us from the prevailing strong winds. Sometimes it is as if someone had opened the bag containing the winds of Aeolus. The same winds that drove on the vessel in which Ulysses made his journey home.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasThere is a lovely etching by Rembrandt from 1655, “Christ Presented before the People”, that has always fascinated me. In it, Rembrandt sketches a straight horizontal line. Perfectly straight and perfectly horizontal. It is the border of the powerful dais, the podium upon which the scene takes place. There, as Mies did so often, he has made the plane into a line. I am certain that Rembrandt and Mies would like our podium house, all podium, only podium. As would Adalberto Libera, who did the same thing when he built his Malaparte House in Capri. And we like it too. And when we look at our house from the beach, we will be reminded of all of them.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasWe wanted this house to be capable not only of making time stand still, but to remain in the minds and hearts of humankind.The house of the infinite.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasOriginally published on July 21, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessRethinking Workplace Design in the Age of Big DataArticlesYolk House / Pac StudioSelected Projects Share The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo BaezaSave this projectSaveThe House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529098/the-house-of-the-infinite-alberto-campo-baeza Clipboard Photographs:  Javier Callejas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Houses The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/529098/the-house-of-the-infinite-alberto-campo-baeza Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAlberto Campo BaezaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCadizIcebergOn InstagramCádizSpainPublished on April 09, 2020Cite: “The House of the Infinite / Alberto Campo Baeza” 09 Apr 2020. 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first_imgFundraising Events Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser is available on Amazon and Kindle, and is featured on UK Fundraising’s Bookshop. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Events Experienced fundraiser Ewan Hastings has published a guide to running successful fundraising events, based on his 22 years work as a fundraiser for nine charities.Published in print and as an ebook, ‘Fundraising Events Success Top Tips: Valuable Lessons from an Old-Dog Fundraiser’ is designed as a handbook for anyone raising money from charitable fundraising events, whether beginner or experienced.The book covers skills ranging from how to get a committee together for an event, running formal Balls, promoting your event, and securing celebrities, to staying organised for more effective fundraising. He writes in a step-by-step manual-style.Hastings has run a wide range of fundraising events in his career, from two formal Balls, ceilidhs and craft fairs to white water raft races and foreign adventures. The front cover of his book includes a photo of one of those white water races, and Hastings is one of those on board!Ewan HastingsHastings was one of the first fundraisers to achieve the Institute of Fundraising’s Certificate in Fundraising Management and Diploma in Fundraising Management professional qualifications. He is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s Scottish Corporate Special Interest Group, and has also sat on the Committee of the Institute’s Scottish Trusts & Foundations Special Interest Group.Fundraising Events Success, by Ewan HastingsSeries of top tips booksThe book is the second in a series of top tips books from Hastings on various aspects of fundraising. His first title was published earlier this year, covering fundraising from trusts and foundations.Ewan Hastings said:“I hope that fundraisers will think of this book as a practical manual for events fundraising success, ready to take them to a higher plane of knowledge. From whichever angle they’re approaching this book, they’ll find it a fantastic resource to mastering the intricacies of securing funds through fundraising events.” Advertisement  86 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Howard Lake | 9 December 2016 | News  85 total views,  1 views today About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. New book published on running successful fundraising eventslast_img read more


first_imgOutrage over the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr., 27, a Black husband, father and son, erupted throughout his West Philadelphia neighborhood on Oct. 26. As news of the incident spread, protests flooded the community’s streets that night and the next day.The police shot Wallace multiple times on the block where he lived and in front of his mother and neighbors, who frantically urged police not to fire.Walter Wallace Jr. on porch of family’s West Philadelphia home.At a press conference outside the family’s home Oct. 27, Walter’s mother, Katherine Wallace described the events leading up to the shooting. The family had called 911 earlier in the day to request medical intervention, because her son was experiencing a mental health crisis. Police responded twice prior to the fatal shooting.“One of the times, they stood outside and laughed at us. I took my son and walked away. The last time we called, we specifically asked for an ambulance, not police. No ambulance came, but the police who killed my son arrived instead.”Other neighbors stated that Wallace was on the porch with his mother when police returned the final time. As he stepped off the porch, police immediately drew their guns. His mother ran after him, trying to shield him, telling police he was her son. But as soon as Wallace entered the street and was still at least ten feet away, police fired over 13 bullets. It is not clear how many hit Wallace, who was dead upon arrival at a nearby hospital. There are conflicting reports on whether or not Wallace had a knife.Workers World spoke with renowned Black activist leader Pam Africa, a neighbor of the Wallace family. “Police were out earlier in the afternoon when his mother reported a domestic incident. They were at the house but left. Then police returned a few hours later. They knew he had mental health issues. Why didn’t they send counselors?” Africa, chairperson of the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, is a lifelong fighter against police repression with the MOVE organization based in Philadelphia.Being disabled and Black are not crimesWallace’s father, Walter Wallace Sr., told reporters that his son “struggled with mental health issues and was on medication. Why did they have to gun him down?” At the press conference, Wallace described the agonizing impact of his son’s violent murder: “When you see an execution, you can’t sleep at night. I keep having flashbacks to the multiple shots.”Wallace Sr. also asked for respect for the family. “I’m not going to deny my son’s mental health situation — but we all have PTSD, especially with COVID.”Wallace was married with eight children. His spouse Dominique Wallace was scheduled to have induced labor for their ninth child on Oct. 28. One of his older sons addressed the media saying, “My father always played with us. Then a white racist cop shot my daddy, and I’m still mad.”Shaka Johnson, a lawyer for the family, cautioned against using Wallace’s mental health issues disparagingly. “My client was a mental health patient and was under a doctor’s care. Police were called out earlier in the day, so they knew this. On the last call, the family specified that they wanted an ambulance for medical intervention and not the police. The ambulance never made it, but police did.“The issue is how officers at the police academy are given badges and taught how to be an assassin. Essentially, they have no other tool for intervention — only a gun. The police department should have a problem with that.”Johnson contrasted how police reacted to Wallace with how police in Charleston, S.C., treated white supremacist Dylann Roof after he murdered nine Black people in church. The cops bought him a hamburger and gave him a vest for protection.Two nights of demonstrationsDemonstrators gathered at Malcolm X Park in West Philadelphia on Oct. 26 and marched to the 18th Police District, a few blocks away. The crowd eventually grew to several hundred and confronted the police into the early hours of the morning. One police car was overturned and burned. One officer was struck by a pickup truck, and several others were reportedly struck by bricks and other projectiles.Around 2 a.m., police surrounded an SUV trying to turn around, smashed its windows and dragged the driver and another adult passenger from the car and beat them with batons. Police also pulled a toddler from the vehicle’s back seat.Around 90 arrests were made, with some protesters taken to the 1st Police District, several miles away in South Philadelphia. Videos from the conflict show residents throughout the predominantly Black neighborhood along 52nd St. repeatedly questioning police about their excessive use of force.Demonstrations throughout West Philadelphia on Oct. 27 brought out around 1,000 protesters, who marched through the neighborhood for a second night. Speakers at an opening rally at Malcolm X Park denounced the state-sanctioned violence against Black and Brown people and called for the community to keep up the fight.Some of the participants marched toward the police precinct but were stopped by a line of around 50 cops. At one point a truck with a jumbotron on the back, displaying a slideshow of pictures of Wallace, drove up to the police line.As the protest returned to the 52nd Street business corridor, scores of police started running toward the demonstrators, causing a stampede. Police chased people with batons and used their bikes as weapons, dividing the group and forcing them into more isolated situations. Several people were injured and arrested. At the time of this writing, it is still unknown where some arrestees are being held.  There were 212 people arrested over three nights of protest as of Oct. 28.At the end of May, the neighborhood where the current protests are taking place had been heavily tear-gassed and pepper sprayed during demonstrations against the murder of George Floyd. While community outrage over that event resulted in promises from police and city officials to hold police accountable, it is now obvious that nothing has changed.Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the state’s National Guard troops to Philadelphia Oct. 27, and a 9:00 p.m. curfew went into effect on Oct. 28.Black activist Kamau Mshale, who lives in the area, spoke at the Oct. 27 rally and asked, “Why haven’t they dropped the number of police and increased the number of social workers and mental health professionals? They don’t want anything to be different. 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Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Voices Concerns, Listens to Altadena Residents at Chamber Breakfast From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 7:58 pm Newly elected L.A. County 5th District Supervisor Kathryn Barger opened up to Altadena residents and business owners Thursday morning about her concerns, hopes and plans of action to help Altadena thrive.The early morning “Power Breakfast” hosted by the Altadena Chamber was an opportunity not only for Barger to let residents get to know her better as a person and politician, but also for her to listen to what business owners had to say about what needs improvement and what’s working for the people of Altadena.“It’s been a challenging couple of months,” Barger said. “With the new (Presidential) Administration coming in, there’s been a lot of reaction as it relates to the County and how we operate.”Barger oversees a district that is more than two thousand square miles in area and includes portions of the San Gabriel, Pomona, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.“I, and we, have challenges because I am an extension of everyone in this room. I’m only as good as the information you bring forward to the Chamber and I can promise you that I do listen,” Barger said. “I may not always give you the answer you want, but I have an open door policy. I am committed. This is my community, too.”While Barger touched on some big picture issues for the County, her real focus targeted Altadena.“When I hear the people today asking questions and talking, the common thread is love for Altadena and the fact that they want to keep Altadena the way it is — and I get that,” Barger said.“To be here today and meet with the businesses that are really generating a lot of the revenue for the area is an honor. This gives me hope of what is to come for Altadena.”Homelessness is a looming problem, a top priority issue. Barger said. It requires collaboration between residents and the government.“One of the first things we worked on was the homeless issue. We need to empower our cities and work with them. Government alone can’t fix this problem and I would argue that government shouldn’t be expected to fix this problem,” said Barger.“When I talk to you about the number of homeless living on the streets, I blame Prop 47,” Barger added. “I believe that has exacerbated what is already a situation that we were struggling with as it relates to housing. I would encourage you all to please, please read every proposition from this day forward to make sure you understand what you are voting for.” said Barger about the proposition passed two years ago that decriminalized drug use and changed felonies to misdemeanors of certain kinds of theft.Another hot topic was Altadena’s Community Standards District, which is a set of supplemental district zoning regulations that will ensure new and expanded structures and uses are compatible with the surrounding neighborhoods within the unincorporated Altadena community.“We talked about the fact that we have a Community Standards District that’s coming forward and businesses need to engage because what’s decided with the Community Standards District is really what is going to be the footprint moving forward as it relates to overall architecture and also the standards of what businesses are going in,” said Barger.The existing CSD was established in 1998, and is based on the 1986 Altadena Community Plan. The current update to the Altadena CSD is in progress in collaboration with the Altadena CSD Committee, a subcommittee of the Altadena Town Council.A Board hearing for this ordinance has been scheduled by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning for February 28.“We’re on the cusp of voting in the the Community Standard Districts which is very important to our community because we are not a city, we are literally a township, so we report to L.A. County,” said Altadena Chamber Vice President Meredith Miller.According to Miller, there are old rules and regulations in place for building in the residential and commercial areas of Altadena that are about to be updated in the coming month. A volunteer group has been working on the update for the past three years, Miller said.“We’ve very anxious to update our standards so we bring in more people in the business community that want to get involved by opening businesses here as well as residents,” Miller explained.Barger urged the people of Altadena to get involved with community organizations and committees that serve to work with the County to help businesses stay and grow in Altadena.“My goal is to strengthen the Town Council and give them the resources necessary to engage the community and the community includes the businesses. The businesses are the meat and potatoes of Altadena,” said Barger.Residents also expressed their growing concerns about what they described as Hollywood’s growing presence in Altadena — a presence that some describe as a nuisance from frequent film shoots taking place in residential areas.At least a few television pilot shows that were shot in Altadena were ultimately picked up by networks. That’s good news for the shows, but their success has resulted in weekly recurring shoots in neighborhoods, according to Barger, who said she has received hundreds of calls from residents.“We want to encourage filming because that is the bread and butter of L.A. County as it relates to the film industry. We don’t want to chase them out, but at the same time we want them to be good neighbors and be appropriate when they come in to film. We are working on that now. It’s going to be a struggle, but I believe we can come up with a compromise and come up with something that will allow the film industry to benefit the community as well,” said Barger.The Altadena Chamber hosts its Power Breakfast once a month at the Altadena Town and Country Club located at 2290 Country Club Drive and is an opportunity for the Altadena business community to network and learn together.“The Chamber is a fluid project, I find, because as the community changes so does the Chamber,” said Miller. “We work hard to let people know why it’s great to have a business up here, we’re involved in things with the community and with the school districts and with networking and getting people to know what’s important about Altadena if you’re going to become a business owner in this community.”Miller, who owns the 91 year old Webster’s Pharmacy on Lake Ave., voiced her support for local businesses and the positive impact these businesses have within the community.“Local business has always been a cornerstone. I’m a living example of what can happen when a business can thrive in a local community and we’re seeing more independent businesses coming up here that want to get involved in a community that gives back and appreciates that as we see big developments forming in the bigger cities,” said Miller.For more information visit http://www.altadenachamber.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more