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Game Group looks online to stem the tide of falling sales

first_img Game Group looks online to stem the tide of falling sales whatsapp KCS-content Wednesday 16 February 2011 8:14 pm THE new chief of video games chain Game said yesterday his strategy to cope with the trend away from buying physical games would be to concentrate on online sales.Ian Shepherd said he plans a “step change in our online revenues”. However he admitted that a large chunk of the £15m cost savings the group aims to make in the next year would be eaten up by the move, lowering profit margins by around one per cent.Shepherd added, however, that over the next three years he expects the changes he will introduce will be “profit enhancing”.Game also said it had agreed a new £160m borrowing facility out to May 2014.Game Group also signed a partnership with Microsoft earlier in the month to sell a range of downloadable games in UK stores.At least 30 downloadable games and extras, priced from as little as £2.04, will be sold from units in 40 Game stores as part of a six-month trial. The release of hit games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops have failed to lift sales at the group which saw a 2.1 per cent slide over Christmas. That was blamed on the grim weather as shopper numbers dived, while download sales marched on. Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndocenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com last_img read more

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Are these stocks under-the-radar pandemic bargains?

first_imgTheir share prices are up a bit, to be sure, but the ‘vaccine bounce’ hasn’t really happened. Marston’s is now serving fewer pints than in October, and I can’t imagine that British Airways or Carnival is seeing much of an increase in demand, either. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Malcolm Wheatley In other words, the low point that interested me wasn’t the market’s sickening crash in March, when the FTSE 100 fell to 4,993, but its post-summer drift down to 5,577 – a point from which it’s now 1,200 points higher, as I write these words.The usual suspectsWhat did I find? Finally, by all means, do open Google Sheets and play around – the Help menu has a wealth of useful information. Are these stocks under-the-radar pandemic bargains? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. And which, crucially, might still be in bargain territory now, despite the broader market’s rise. Malcolm Wheatley | Saturday, 23rd January, 2021 The Motley Fool UK has recommended shares in Marston’s and Meggitt. Malcolm owns shares in NewRiver Retail, Marston’s, Rolls-Royce, BP, and Royal Dutch Shell.  Enter Your Email Address First, as you’d expect, some companies had been hammered by the pandemic, for very obvious reasons.British Airway’s owner, International Consolidated Airlines Group, for instance: down 64%. Cruise line operator Carnival, down 77%. Shopping centre owner Hammerson, down 87%. NewRiver Retail, another shop owner, which for good measure owns pubs and leisure outlets as well – it was down 67%. Pub owner Marston’s, down 60%. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50center_img Caution is required, of course. All these businesses will recover at different rates, as pandemic restrictions ease, and the economy improves. And some are subject to parallel sectoral shifts: a greener world will consume less oil and gas, for instance, although timescales are uncertain.But for now, they’re all well worth a look. With vaccines approved and being administered, sentiment is shifting. The Footsie has risen 1,200 points in two and a half months, so the market clearly believes that we’ve turned a corner.  A bargain today might not be still a bargain tomorrow. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s a good way of quickly scanning the market to see what’s been happening to shares that I don’t routinely keep an eye on, or which don’t get much media coverage. As you’d expect, the two are fairly similar. But for years, Google Sheets has had some powerful in-built financial functions – a capability that Microsoft is belatedly building into Microsoft Excel.And some years back, I created a handy Google Sheets spreadsheet to calculate the percentage share price movement between two dates, for all the shares in the FTSE 100. Move along: not much to see here, in other words.Bargains ahoy?What is much more interesting are a second group of bombed-out businesses. Decent, quality companies laid low by what one might term ‘secondary effects’ of the pandemic.Companies that might have been quite expensive pre-pandemic, when viewed in terms of their price-earnings ratios, but which were anything but expensive by October. And so on, and so on. Few surprises there. They were cheap back in October, and for the most part such companies are still cheap now. Google Sheets is Google’s free spreadsheet program, and part of its Google Workspace office collaboration suite. Think of it like Microsoft Excel, which is part of Microsoft’s Office suite. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. It’s not a complicated spreadsheet. Just four columns, in essence: ticker, company name, price on the first date, price on the second date, and the percentage change between the two.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Under the radarPeriodically, I run it to see if I can spot any likely bargains. Last night, out of interest, I ran the spreadsheet again. The two dates in question: 2020’s market high, on 17 January 2020; and the market’s October nadir, on 30 October 2020. Aerospace component manufacturer Meggitt, for instance – still well down, despite its defence and power businesses. The share price of medical manufacturer Smith & Nephew is likewise still depressed: with hospitals concentrating on Covid-19, there are fewer joint replacement operations being carried out. The share price recovery at power generation rental firm Aggreko is more pronounced, but still in bargain territory.Brighter days beckonAnd so on, and so on. Rolls-Royce, oil giants BP and Royal Dutch Shell, and pretty much the entire fund management and banking sector: arguably decent businesses temporarily laid low. I keep meaning to extend it to the FTSE 250 as well, but so far haven’t got around to it. And in any case, 350 shares is an awful lot of shares to scan. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Challenge Cup: Top 14’s unwelcome distraction

first_img I was at a loose end on Thursday evening. I did think about a trip to the cinema to see Paddington, but in the end I settled down with a good book. I suppose I could have tuned into see La Rochelle host Exeter in the Challenge Cup, but why bother? The outcome was all too predictable, though admittedly the west countrymen’s winning margin of 36-10 was a little surprising. La Rochelle must really have been going through the motions.It was a similar story at Connacht, where visitors Bayonne were thrashed 42-19. Stade Francais made more of a fist of their journey to Newcastle, but the Parisians – third in the Top 14 – still ended up losing 30-23 to one of the Premiership’s strugglers.In fact the only French club to beat foreign opposition in the Challenge Cup at the weekend were Grenoble, who routed Rovigo 68-10, in front of a doughty crowd of 7,800 spectators. They like their rugby in Grenoble, which is more than can be said for coach Bernard Jackman as far as the Challenge Cup goes.No Challenge Cup fan: Grenoble coach Bernard Jackman says the competition isn’t being prioritisedThe Irishman was characteristically forthright after the game when asked about the tournament. “The Challenge Cup, from my point of view, is a bit of a pointless competition in terms of your first-grade players,” explained the former Leinster hooker. “There is no real benefit for us unless we go and win it. And, even if we do, we wouldn’t be guaranteed a place in the Champions Cup for next year.”From next season the winners of the Challenge Cup – if they haven’t already qualified for the Champions Cup through their league position – will participate in the play-off for Europe’s showpiece tournament, a cut-throat finale to the season that, in the case of a French club, would require them to travel to the winners of a play-off between the seventh placed Aviva Premiership club and the eighth placed Pro12 side.Jackman isn’t alone among Top 14 coaches in treating the Challenge Cup as an unwelcome distraction to the more serious business of domestic rugby. In the first three rounds of the competition, French clubs have beaten just six foreign opponents while racking up some pretty spectacular defeats among their twelve failures. Stade Francais lost 38-22 at home to the Dragons, Brive were thrashed 55-0 away at Gloucester and a week later were beaten at home by Italian outfit Zebre, and Grenoble were hammered 37-14 in Cardiff. For all the hyperbole about the make-up of the new Europe, in France, the European Challenge Cup is not being given much priority Rare win: Bordeaux-Begles earned the French a rare win over perpetual strugglers London Welsh LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Which at the moment, is not much. At least there’s always a good book.If you want to subscribe with Rugby World Click here for the latest offers But why should French clubs field full-strength teams now that the winner of the Challenge Cup no longer automatically qualifies for the following season’s Champions Cup? What’s the incentive other than filling a space in the trophy cabinet. Prestige? What, beating the likes of Rovigo and the Bucharest Wolves in front of a couple of thousand indifferent spectators?Onto a hiding: Brive suffer a heavy loss to Gloucester in another Challenge Cup lossBy the very nature of the competition the French clubs contesting the Challenge Cup weren’t among the elite of their domestic league the previous season. As it’s turned out, Bordeaux, Grenoble and Stade Francais are all now riding high in the Top 14 (sixth, fifth and third) but none have the strength in depth of a Toulon or Clermont. They have to husband their resources, particularly at this time of year, with four rounds of the Top 14 scheduled between December 20 and January 10.For French clubs in the Challenge Cup there is only one priority: the Top 14. Not only does that now offer the one automatic gateway into the Champions Cup through finishing in the top six (with the seventh placed club entering the play-off) but more importantly, struggling clubs such as La Rochelle and Lyon are already fighting a relegation battle with huge financial consequences if they lose.The French clubs would be better off without the aggravation of the Challenge Cup but obviously the Challenge Cup would not be better off without them.  The 7,800 spectators who watched Grenoble thrash Rovigo was nearly twice as many as the 4,089 crowd at Newcastle or the 4,425 fans who saw Connacht brush aside Bayonne. When Stade Francais edged past the Bucharest Wolves 13-9 in round two, they did so in front of just 600 Romanians.For how long will the French tolerate this second-rate competition? In Jackman’s view, not long. “I think the organisers have probably got a bit of a shock from how little interest the French teams have had in it,” he said. “And the public as well…the public aren’t silly and you can’t pull the wool over their eyes: they see it for what it is.”last_img read more

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France cleared for Six Nations as it’s announced players will be tested every three days

first_imgTuesday Feb 2, 2021 France cleared for Six Nations as it’s announced players will be tested every three days France have been cleared to take part in the Guinness Six Nations after their sports minister announced the easing of quarantine rules for participating teams. ADVERTISEMENTThe French government was seeking clarity from tournament organisers before agreeing that sides arriving into Paris from non-EU destinations, or Les Bleus facing England at Twickenham on March 13, would not be subject to quarantine restrictions.The Six Nations had drawn up contingency plans in the event the green light was not given, but the competition will now proceed as planned due to the introduction of tightened coronavirus safety measures.“It was a decision everyone in rugby was awaiting. The FFR (French Rugby Federation) submitted to us a rigorous, strict protocol, which was then submitted to the health authorities,” sports minister Roxana Maracineanu told the France 2 television channel.“The decision has been taken within government to ensure that the Six Nations championship is held on the scheduled dates, starting February 6, with a bio-secure bubble, as was the case with the Tour de France.”Among the enhanced protocols brought in for the tournament is the introduction of an additional round of testing for each team, the second taking place in the latter part of the week.Maracineanu revealed that the reason players have been granted exemption from quarantine is because they will be “tested every three days and remain in a closed bubble”.ADVERTISEMENTFrance have limited the size of their squad to 31 players, while England have set a ceiling of 28 for the entire Championship.Concerns over cross-border travel saw the French government block their Top 14 clubs from competing in Europe last month, raising the prospect of disruption to the Six Nations if Paris declined to soften its position.Trips to European Union destinations Italy and Ireland had been given clearance, but the visit to England and the arrival of Scotland and Wales at the Stade de France were the stumbling blocks.RELATED VIEWING: ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 19 WEEKS AGO Monye strikes a chord as he speaks for vast… 19 WEEKS AGO JJ Hanrahan lifts Munster with dramatic drop… 19 WEEKS AGO Ruan Ackermann extends with Gloucester, confirming… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 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

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McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects

first_img Urban Edge Landscapes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416453/mccrae-residence-wolveridge-architects Clipboard Houses ArchDaily Architects: Wolveridge Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project + 15 Share Australia Year:  2011 Projects photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek Swalwell Photographs Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell The living area is an open space incorporating kitchen, dining and a rumpus area, opening up onto a second terrace overlooking the surrounding landscape and Port Philip Bay. Connected to the living area is the Master Bedroom with an Ensuite Bathroom as well as access to both terraces. Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell At the lower ground floor level there are two further bedrooms and another rumpus room. Due to the sloping site these rooms have direct access to the garden and are provided with excessive natural light. Save this picture!SectionsThe materials used are mostly timber and compressed sheet cladding recalling the image of the beach shack common to the area and providing the necessary features to withstand the rough coastal conditions.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAgar Grove Estate Redevelopment Proposal / Hawkins\BrownUnbuilt ProjectSOM Breaks Ground on Los Angeles’ CourthouseArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeWolveridge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCollingwoodHousesAustraliaPublished on August 16, 2013Cite: “McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects” 16 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore 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 Ballarat Health Services Builder & Construction Manager: “COPY” Landscape Consultant: Year:  2011 McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416453/mccrae-residence-wolveridge-architects Clipboard CopyStructural & Civil Engineering:Don Moore & AssociatesBuilding Surveyor:Ken Weir & AssociatesDesign Team:Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der VlietStructural Engineering:Don Moore & AssociatesCivil Engineering:Don Moore & AssociatesCity:CollingwoodCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThis dwelling with 4 bedrooms located at Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula features a central courtyard connecting the living area with a library lounge. The building is located on a challenging site, sloping towards the north-west. The entrance is on the upper floor which required a considerable reconfiguration of the site’s contours and is centrally located on the plan to reach a guest room and study on the south wing as well as a staircase connecting to the lower level. Walking through the hallway to the living area, the generous courtyard opens up on the right hand side, providing light for the surrounding rooms and a private terrace for the inhabitants. The protected courtyard enables the rear lounge library to remain connected with the view beyond and provide an alternative outdoor location during inclement weather. McCrae Residence / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMcCrae Residence / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellHouses•Collingwood, Australialast_img read more

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House Cronos / Moirë arquitectos

first_img Area:  86 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803607/house-cronos-moire-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/803607/house-cronos-moire-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Manufacturers: Maderas Misiones, Plastigas, San LorenzoSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaText description provided by the architects. The House Cronos is located in Pinamar, atlantic coast of the province of Buenos Aires. The project responds to the need to build a holiday home for summer and winter in full contact with nature.The land is in its natural state, presents a significant amount of typical conifers of the area, a sandy soil and visuals open to the forest. The House Cronos seeks to manifest a way of understanding and living a holiday home, based on contact with light and nature, flexibility and quality of spaces, the nobility of technique and materials and the search for an image that reflect its own contemporaneity.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!SectionFrom these premises the house is defined. The morphology is solved as an addition of volumes that pretend to enter in the forest, generating different visuals and protecting from the winds of the west.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaLikewise, the purity of the white of these volumes, bursts into the landscape seeking to generate a contrast that values both the nature of the forest and the artificiality of architecture. The organization of the rooms allows to take advantage of natural light and cross ventilation and at the same time generate expansions in the public areas of the house towards the best orientations and visualsSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe house rises on piles separating from the ground, strengthening the contrast between the house and the landscape, generating the least impact on the land. The project is materialized with steel framing construction system, the envelope is composed of several layers, each of which meets different technical needs (waterproof, thermal, wind, etc.) The choice of the construction system and termination materials allow to strengthen contemporary aesthetics, obtain excellent technical, minorSave this picture!© Ramiro Sosaconstruction times, decrease on-site waste generation and impact on the ground.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe outer enclosure in both the walls and the cover is solved with white corrugated sheet. The openings are made of white aluminum. The floors of the public areas interior and exterior, as well as the doors, are wooden. The interior spaces are characterized by the contrast between the preponderance of neutral tones and details in colors.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew York City’s SeaGlass Carousel, Photographed by Danica O. KusArchitecture NewsWatch Steven Holl Take You on A Tour of the Recently Completed ‘Ex of IN’ HouseVideos Share “COPY” 2016 House Cronos / Moirë arquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse Cronos / Moirë arquitectos Architects: Moirë arquitectos Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Houses Year:  CopyHouses•Pinamar, Argentina Argentina Photographs:  Ramiro Sosa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ramiro Sosa+ 35 Share House Cronos / Moirë arquitectos CopyAbout this officeMoirë arquitectosOffice•••ProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinamarArgentinaPublished on January 23, 2017Cite: “House Cronos / Moirë arquitectos” 23 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Translucent WalkwaysPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – Palm SpringsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedBricksDEPPEWaterstruck Bricks – 1622/1635ekws DFMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Cronos住宅 / Moirë arquitectos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 ArchDailylast_img read more

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Amazon Marketplace offers income generating opportunity

first_imgAmazon’s commission is not small: it charges $0.99 plus 15% of the sale price. However, in return, there is no set-up or monthly listing fee: if your item doesn’t sell after 60 days, it is removed from the site and you are not charged. You can always relist it. More importantly though, Amazon is effectively providing a free advert for your item on its very popular Web site.As a method of selling both collectable and run-of-the-mill secondhand books, tapes, CDs, videos and DVDs, this is certainly worth looking into. Amazon.com has introduced a new service that charities could use to sell donated books, CDs, videos and other products.Amazon.com now allows you to sell second-hand versions of the products it sells new. Even better, it will list the availability of these second-hand products on the same page as the new items. If you register, Amazon will then handle the payment should anyone want to buy your item, and then credit your account with the sale value, minus a commission and postage fee.The new service offers interesting possibilities for charities that wish to sell donated items to an international audience. It is expect that the Marketplace system will launch in the UK on Amazon.co.uk soon. Advertisement  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Amazon Marketplace offers income generating opportunity 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. Howard Lake | 10 August 2001 | Newslast_img read more

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An editor banned from working for two years, a daily suspended and nine journalists summoned

first_img Follow the news on Iran Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further Help by sharing this information Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Receive email alerts March 3, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An editor banned from working for two years, a daily suspended and nine journalists summoned IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en center_img News June 11, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemned government hounding of the press after an independent journalist was given a six-month suspended sentence, a daily newspaper was suspended and nine journalists summoned.A high court in Tehran on 1st March upheld a suspended jail term imposed in March 2004 against Mohammad Hassan Alipour, editor of the daily Aban, along with a two-year ban from working. He could end up serving the sentence since he is being questioned in a new case.The daily Nedai Azarabadegan was suspended for two months by a court in East Azerbaijan Province in north-east Iran while nine journalists in Iranian Kurdistan were summoned to appear before the courts. “On the eve of the 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Iran has yet again distinguished itself as one of the most repressive countries in terms of press freedom. The summonses and suspended prison terms act like a sword of Damocles over the heads of journalists who fail to censor themselves. “At the least article seen as blasphemous, the authorities summon journalists to put them in prison or prevent them from working,” said the worldwide press freedom organisation.”With nine journalists imprisoned, Iran remains the Middle East’s biggest prison for the profession. More than a dozen newspapers were suspended in 2004 either temporarily or permanently and at least 60 journalists were summoned by the authorities,” it added. The head of Tehran’s judiciary, Abbas Ali Alizadeh, said on 28 February that Iran’s chief justice, Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi Shahroudi, had given instructions that “journalists should not be treated like criminals”. However the following day, Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi, denied it, saying he had received “no order to halt suspensions of newspapers”.Daily Nedai Azarabadegan received its two-month suspension order from a court in East Azerbaijan Province around ten days ago. It was also ordered to pay a fine of 3 million rials (around 257 euros).Several official bodies had laid complaints against the paper for “publishing false reports” after it had criticised the management of some ministers and exposed several cases of corruption. Its editor, Abolfazel Vesali, said, “All this harassment is aimed at silencing an independent and critical newspaper”.In a separate case, nine journalists were summoned before a court in Sanandaj, in Iranian Kurdistan, western Iran for “publishing false reports” and “blasphemy”. They were the former editor of the Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan, Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, and eight of his journalists, Tonya Kabovand, Ejlal Ghavami, Namo Hedayati, Yosef Azizi, Kaveh Hosinpanahi, Jahangir Hashemi Jamsid Vaziri, Hasan Amini and Majid Mohamadi. The authorities published summons notices in the local newspapers, saying that the journalists had gone into hiding, without even attempting to send summonses to their homes. Some of the journalists had previously been threatened with arrest in June 2004, when the newspaper was suspended. News Organisation News News June 9, 2021 Find out more March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Robert Ménard prevented from attending the UN Internet summit, Reporters Without Borders activists stuck a giant poster inside the building hosting the WSIS

first_img Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation Members of the organisation stuck a 2×3-metre poster on thefloor of the exhibition pavilion among stands set up thecountries taking part in the summit. It illustrated the 15‘enemies of the Internet’ – the countries that trample on free expression on the Net.In these “black holes on the web”, sites are censored,draconian filtering systems set up and cyberdissidents andInternet-users harassed and imprisoned. December 26, 2019 Find out more News TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Tunisian police officers in plain clothes physically prevented Reporters Without Borders’ Secretary General from leaving the plane on which he arrived in Tunis. The organisation said it was outraged at this decision and staggered by the tacit complicity of the organisers of the WSIS and of France. Newscenter_img News News Reporters Without Borders said it was outraged after the Tunisian authorities turned back its Secretary General Robert Ménard on his arrival in Tunis to attend the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).Plain clothes Tunisian police officers physically prevented Ménard from leaving an Air France plane after it touched down in Tunis on 17 November 2005. One officer told the head of the worldwide press freedom organisation that he had no right to get off the plane since he did not have accreditation for the WSIS.Reporters Without Borders said, “We are also staggered by the complicity of the organisers of the World Summit on the Information Society and to some extent, France, which did nothing to ensure his attendance at this international summit.“From being a masquerade, the WSIS has turned into a scandal,” the organisation added.As Ménard was prevented from leaving the plane, another police officer filmed the incident without permission from the Air France crew.Ménard told police that it was untrue he did not have accreditation, his UN accreditation number was 10 30 191. He received no further explanation from police officers at the door of the plane and on the tarmac. The plane’s captain told him to stay on board and issued him with a return ticket on the same aircraft.Robert Ménard was due to arrive back at Roissy CDG (Paris) at 14.20 on AF 1985.No WSIS organiser nor any representative of the French embassy had been present to receive him in Tunis.Executive director of the WSIS, Charles Geiger, had said in a statement on 16 November that Robert Ménard was not welcome at the summit, although his office had given him accreditation. He referred to a claim made by the Tunisian authorities that an official complaint had been laid against Ménard in Tunisia.Geiger admitted that he had not confirmed the existence of the complaint. Moreover, the president of the Tunisian bar told Reporters Without Borders’s lawyer that he was unaware of any such complaint.Reporters Without Borders activists on 17 November 2005 stuck a giant poster representing the “black holes in the web” inside the building hosting the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). November 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Robert Ménard prevented from attending the UN Internet summit, Reporters Without Borders activists stuck a giant poster inside the building hosting the WSIS Follow the news on Tunisia Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder to go further Help by sharing this information Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists November 12, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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Young journalist freed after being held eight days at state security headquarters

first_img RSF_en CubaAmericas CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the news that Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia of the Jóvenes sin Censura independent news agency was released on 12 December after being held for eight days at the headquarters of the Directorate for State Security (the political police) in Havana. Aged 22, Rodríguez said he was escorted back to his home in Havana by two State Security agents – Captain “Águila” and Officer “Eliécer” – who warned him he would remain under surveillance for “disseminating false news that threatened international peace.” He was arrested in a raid on his home on 4 December in which agents seized his equipment and files._____________________________________________________________06.12.06 – Havana reporter arrested by State Security, while provincial journalist gets four years for being “social danger”Reporters Without Borders called today for the immediate and unconditional release of Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia of the Jóvenes sin Censura independent news agency, who was arrested by the State Security police on 4 December in Havana. The organisation also condemned the four-year prison sentence passed on independent journalist Raymundo Perdigón Brito yesterday for being a “pre-criminal danger to society.”“Rodríguez Albacia and his family have been the victims of constant harassment by the political police since the start of the year,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This young journalist was even detained and ordered to stop his journalistic activities in September. This time the State Security has deprived him of his work material and thrown him in prison. Is any further proof needed that he been arrested simply for being a journalist?”The organisation added: “We call for his immediate release and that of Perdigón Brito, who has been given a four-year sentence for the same reason, in his case on the false and absurd grounds that he poses a danger to society.”On the morning of 4 December, around 30 members of the State Security Directorate and National Revolutionary Police conducted a heavy-handed search of the Havana apartment where Rodríguez Albacia and his mother live. The Miami-based news website Cubanet quoted a neighbour as saying the police confiscated a tape-recorder and tapes, a laptop, a fax machine and all of Rodríguez Albacia’s files. Rodríguez Albacia suffered a high blood pressure attack during the raid, and was driven to a hospital before being taken to the State Security’s Technical Investigation Department, where he is currently held.Jóvenes sin Censura is a new independent news agency that was founded in September 2005 in the eastern province of Holguín, where Rodríguez Albacia was originally from. He was previously arrested on 15 September in Havana and held for 24 hours by the political police (see 18 September release). He will be 22 on 10 December.Perdigón Brito’s four-year prison sentence was handed down by a court in the central province of Sancti Spíritus. The Cuban criminal code allows the authorities to arrest anyone as a “pre-criminal danger to society” even if they have committed no offence, simply on the grounds that they pose a potential threat. The charge is often used to detain dissidents.A dissident journalist based in Cuba told Reporters Without Borders that Perdigón Brito was arrested by the State Security on 29 November and told to cease his journalist activities or be sent to prison. Twelve days earlier, he had founded a small independent news agency, Yayabo Press, with his sister Ana Margarita Perdigón, who is taking over as its editor. “The political police knew this and did everything to ensure the news agency is disbanded as soon as possible,” the dissident source added.Around 100 demonstrators attacked Perdigón Brito’s relatives as they left the court on 5 December and his father had to be hospitalised after receiving a blow to the chest. Perdigón Brito is being held in the Sancti Spíritus provincial prison, located near the town of Guayos.The detention of Rodríguez Albacia and Perdigón Brito brings the number of journalists imprisoned in Cuba to 25. December 14, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young journalist freed after being held eight days at state security headquarters Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of Ahmed Rodríguez Albacia (photo) of the Jóvenes sin Censura news agency and Raymundo Perdigón Brito of the Yayabo Press agency. Rodríguez was arrested by the political police in Havana on 4 December. Perdigón was sentenced on 5 December to four years in prison as a “danger to society.” October 12, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts to go further News News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News News October 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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