Blackstone and TPG line up to bid for troubled Egg bank

first_img KCS-content Wednesday 17 November 2010 8:42 pm BLACKSTONE and TPG are believed to be preparing a bid for US lender Citigroup’s online bank Egg.Citigroup bought the unit in May 2007 for £546m from British insurer Prudential. However binding offers are expected to fall well short of that level, at around £300m.Barclays bank is also believed to have an interest in Egg and could merge it with its Barclaycard and mortgage operations. But it remains unclear if it will lodge a binding bid.Blackstone has teamed up with specialist credit card provider SAV Credit, which is backed by private equity investors Palamon Capital, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investments and Electra Private Equity.If successful, Blackstone would merge Egg with SAV Credit, which owns the Marbles credit card brand, taking control of the enlarged group, one source said. Citigroup has already said that Egg is part of its portfolio of non-core assets that it is looking to reduce.The bank has never disclosed financial figures for Egg, although it was a troublesome asset for Prudential, which set it up in 1998 as one of Britain’s first internet banks. whatsapp More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their whatsappcenter_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Show Comments ▼ Blackstone and TPG line up to bid for troubled Egg bank Tags: NULLlast_img read more

GambleAware launches latest phase of Bet Regret campaign

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th September 2020 | By contenteditor Problem gambling charity GambleAware has announced the launch of the next phase of its Bet Regret national safer gambling campaign. Regions: UK & Ireland Problem gambling charity GambleAware has announced the launch of the next phase of its Bet Regret national safer gambling campaign.From today (11 September) ahead of the English football season starting at the weekend, the campaign will continue to target men aged between 18 and 34 who frequently gamble on sport.The latest phase of the project will comprise two television adverts, alongside a radio and digital campaign. The first TV ad will premiere during the televised Premier League season-opener between Fulham and Arsenal tomorrow.The advert will feature a wrestling theme, based around the concept of ‘tapping-out for time out’ and encouraging punters to pause before making an impulsive bet.“This new campaign is designed to help fans steer clear of Bet Regret and reduce potential gambling harms,” GambleAware trustee and chair of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board Sian Griffiths explained.GambleAware said the second phase of the campaign took into account research by Ipsos, which evaluated the first year of the initiative. Findings included that self-awareness among the main target audience of men aged 18-35 is increasing and their behaviour is changing, but still require specific advice on safe betting.This research revealed that following the return of football in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, 27% of respondents were betting more than before the lockdown, while 62% had bet on football online in the past month.GambleAware also took into account new research from the Football Supporters Association (FSA), which surveyed male fans to learn more about their attitudes and behaviours.This poll discovered that 83% of fans were more likely to bet on a game they are watching at home than if they were there in person, with 73% saying it is easier to place a bet when at home. Fans in the UK are not currently able to attend matches due to Covid-19 restrictions.“The first year of the Bet Regret campaign had a positive impact on our target audience,” Griffiths said. “We are looking to build on that success by influencing behaviour change through encouraging sports bettors to ‘tap out’ of their gambling app and take a moment to reflect before placing a risky, impulsive bet.The campaign has also received backing from the government, with a number of Ministers coming forward to praise GambleAware for its the efforts to address problem gambling,Jo Churchill MP, Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, said: “It is excellent news that the Bet Regret campaign is entering its second year and encouraging those who may be placing a bet to pause and reconsider. It also helps ensure that anyone who needs it can get advice and support to protect them from gambling related harm.”Nigel Huddleston MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Nigel Huddleston added: “Safer gambling messaging has a vital role to play in protecting people from gambling-related harm. This new GambleAware campaign is a creative and engaging way to urge people to pause and reflect on the implications of their actions.”The launch of phase two comes after GambleAware earlier this month revealed that it had secured a number of new partners to support the ongoing campaign.Men’s weight loss charity Man v Fat and Supporters Direct Scotland, a group looking help fans gain influence and ownership of their clubs, both committed their support, while existing partnerships with the FSA and Scottish Football Supporters Association were renewed.Bet Regret launched in February 2019, followed by a second wave of activity in August that year, the latter backed by GVC Holdings, which donated branding rights from its partnerships with football clubs to the campaign.GambleAware has supported the ongoing campaign by launching a new online portal in January 2020 to provide punters with information on how to gamble safely and sustainably, as well as links to the Bet Regret assets.In addition, a special campaign ran when football returned after the Covid-19 shutdown, encouraging punters to think twice before they placed a bet.center_img Marketing & affiliates Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Strategy GambleAware launches latest phase of Bet Regret campaign Email Addresslast_img read more

Interview: Grant Johnson, Esports Entertainment Group

first_imgIt gives the business full control of the esports infrastructure, as well as esports betting (through and real-money (through Argyll). This in turn gives it greater control over its destiny, with plans to ultimately migrate Argyll’s Sportnation away from SBTech and onto a proprietary platform.  Regions: US Johnson points out that when novel coronavirus (Covid-19) hit, the traditional sports such as basketball and soccer were quick to shift focus to esports, with leagues based around Fifa and NBA 2K to engage with fans.  That doesn’t necessarily preclude the business from innovating he is quick to add, arguing instead that “innovation needs regulation”.  While that’s an impressive achievement, it also means it will be looked to as the business that sets out clearly how esports and real-money gaming are to dovetail. That esports betting offering is facilitated through its core B2C site, which not only provides a highly targeted offering for the core esports audience, but will be expanded with the LANduel peer-to-peer product.  That period was arguably hobbled by a lack of regulatory progress. Until July 2019, igaming was only available in New Jersey and Delaware. It’s no coincidence that free-to-play casino has enjoyed a second wind in the current period of regulatory expansion.  Esports Entertainment Group, as its chief executive Grant Johnson is quick to point out, was the first esports business, and the first igaming operator to list on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.  But again, there is a lack of clarity as to what works. There are the pure-play esports operators, such as Unikrn or Luckbox, that adopt a hybrid crypto-fiat model, in which gambling experience is complemented by innate knowledge of esports. Then there are the traditional real-money competitors, either adding it to their core sportsbooks, or launching dedicated microsites. This makes the Nasdaq listing, and the accompanying Securities and Exchange Commission hoops that have to be negotiated, a key selling point, Johnson argues.  Interview: Grant Johnson, Esports Entertainment Group “The esports sector wasn’t taken seriously until maybe two years ago, when the 2K leagues started to form up, but it didn’t get cast into the headlines until Covid-19 hit,” Johnson says. “These big sport organizations were trying to figure our what to do, and Sony and Xbox units are ubiquitous in any household in the world, so the teams and networks started broadcasting esports events.” Topics: Esports Strategy esports betting Sports M&A Platform Product This means that Esports Entertainment can now operate land-based tournaments and provide casinos with the technology to do the same. It can offer skill-based contests online – something legal in around 41 states – as well as the real-money gaming component, thanks to earlier deals for Sportnation operator Argyll Entertainment.  “We have so many in discussion right now that we’ve had to pump the brakes a bit,” he says. “Those deals serve two purposes; they pad out our financials, but bring in additional gaming licences in Europe. That opens up those markets for us to offer up esports betting.” 27th October 2020 | By Robin Harrison Johnson describes the Helix and ggCircuit deals as “transformational” as it pursues this strategy.  “The casinos need to figure out esports,” Johnson continues. “Otherwise they make miscues, like [MGM Resorts’] HyperX facility, where it was put there, and nothing happened. The field of dreams working plan doesn’t work; if you build it, they don’t necessarily come. That in turn will be facilitated by further M&A activity, for which Esports Entertainment has brought in Akur Capital as its exclusive advisor for igaming deals. “David [Shapton] and his team have a line-up of interesting, strategic, profitable acquisitions for us,” Johnson says.  This is informed by a three pillar strategy, in which esports entertainment and infrastructure forms part of the ecosystem, alongside esports wagering and real-money gambling.  It’s also growing fast and evolving, and essentially finding its own feet. That’s a tricky proposition for those looking at integrate the real-money element. Arguably the clear parallel here is the social casino gold rush of 2011 onwards, in which predominantly US land-based operators and suppliers acquired free-to-play businesses at vast multiples. The challenge, that many of the acquirers arguably struggled with, was then to make that part of the gambling ecosystem.  “You need to build the ‘story’. The online component, the things that cater to the target audience; you have to offer the full range of options, and not just one thing.” “It’s changed a lot – I can recall going to the League of Legends championships in Toronto three years ago, and across the street from the venue was the largest sporting arena in Canada. “Now we have seven major top-tier sports organizations that have reached out to us.” That peer-to-peer play, meanwhile, can be brought into the land-based space through Helix’s technology, either through offerings operated by Esports Entertainment, or by partners under licensing agreements.  M&A If that ability to offer the full range of services is crucial, it is facilitated by regulations. While esports betting regulation is arguably moving more slowly – Nevada and New Jersey, the most mature sportsbook states – still only allow it on a case-by-case basis.  However, skill-based gaming, with a real-money component, is widely permitted, and allowed in 41 states. The LANDuel solution facilitates this, which Johnson says allows the business “to move much more quickly into those jurisdictions”. “And the sports fans were outside jeering at the esports fans; it was a real high school ‘jocks and nerds’ scenario. There have been multiple theories as to how esports and real-money gaming can converge into a viable and lucrative product. Esports Entertainment Group’s latest M&A move may offer the clearest picture yet of how the two markets intersect. The fact that the land-based play will be integrated into the broader offering, Johnson says, is crucial to the success of integrating esports into casinos’ range of entertainment offerings.  Having said that, its approach is focused on putting esports at the core of what it does, to the point that real-money arguably becomes a complementary, ancillary element rather than the driver. For the purpose of comparison, its hybrid operator-supplier model feels similar to that of Gauselmann Group or Novomatic in the real-money gaming space. For esports, emerging during this wave of legislative progress, the proposition is arguably easier, considering state after state is regulating sports betting (and to a lesser extent, igaming).  “As the regulatory framework progresses, we will move in with the gambling component.” He points out that Esports Entertainment hasn’t had to make any outbound calls as it looks for partnerships, and he says that to these potential partners, “pedigree matters”. The suggestion here is that these partnerships can be as meaningful an engagement tool as tie-ups between teams and betting operators – arguably more so. And as with sports betting deals, the teams are looking for businesses that have credibility and track records. “I once sat on a conference panel where my fellow panellist was saying regulators don’t know what they are doing,” he recalls. “In Las Vegas, talking to casino operators, so talking chaos theory – that’s not the right audience.  While real-money betting heritage, from European partners or US land-based pedigree, is easy to tap into, for esports this is a trickier proposition. Esports Entertainment is confident that it has cracked the conundrum of merging all elements into a functioning ecosystem, but it – and all of its peers – are very new businesses.  But Esports Entertainment is arguably looking to flip the narrative. It’s not about integrating esports into real-money gaming, but instead making the real-money component an part of the esports ecosystem. This is evidenced by this week’s announcement, of deals to acquire Helix eSports, a land-based tournament center operator, and ggCircuit, a deal that sees it take charge of a tournament platform, cloud-based technology for LAN centers and payments solutions.  “For the sports teams, we have not made one call to a team,” he says. “We’re having conversations with three tier one Premiership teams, and at least five more, all inbound. We haven’t had enough chances to make those calls ourselves yet.” “We’re dealing with the top tier gaming regulators, we’re dealing with the GB Gambling Commission, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and the SEC and Nasdaq is every bit as invasive; my home address is up online for everyone to see.  The circle is closed off by integrations with traditional sports teams. Esports Entertainment has recently finalized agreements with AEG, the sports and entertainment giant that owns US major league franchises the LA Kings and LA Galaxy. This will see it run exclusive tournaments for each team’s fans, on its Esports Gaming League platform.  The Helix deal includes its subsidiaries, analytics specialist Genji and its LANduel peer-to-peer skill-based wagering platform.  “There’s a reason these benchmarks are put in place; it makes it impossible to get around the checks and balances,” he says. “So if you’re a multi-billionaire team owner, do you work with the young, unproven operator or the company that’s undergone the same checks that you have?” Email Address “I would say were are blazing the same trail that DraftKings did, or at least similar to that.”  “Guys like Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban took their risks in the early days – they want stability now; they’ve made their money, they want to keep it.” Tags: Esports Entertainment Helix eSports ggCircuit Argyll Entertainment Johnson points out that he could have made millions much quicker had he simply built out a real-money gambling business. But to build out a successful esports business, incorporating real-money gambling, taking the long route was necessary.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The gambling operators are asking how they get those younger generations into their properties, and we’re a turnkey solution for them,” he says. “We provide all the elements across all channels.  But he sees its approach, of rapidly growing an adult gaming business in a new market, as an analogue of one of sports betting’s early winners: “We’re doing it in that controlled setting, so you know how is playing, they’re over 18, they’re not cheating, so that satisfies the regulator, the publishers. Because that’s something that to date has not been clear, and with good reason. Esports is a multi-faceted industry, comprising live and online events, reaching into peoples’ homes as its titles are played on consoles or home computers. it attracts a demographic that is arguably broader and more diverse than the core gambling audience.  Only by making that commitment, he believes, was it possible to show the sports teams that Esports Entertainment is the right partner for them.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Johnson talks passionately and enthusiastically about his strategy for Esports Entertainment, though it’s important to note that its three pillar approach is yet to be proven. last_img read more

Veikkaus extends €500 daily loss limit until end of June

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Veikkaus first introduced the limit in May last year, as part of efforts to protect players from gambling harm during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “In the current situation, a reduced maximum daily loss limit can be considered a justified means of protecting vulnerable people or preventing problem gambling and gambling harm that may be activated in a crisis situation,” the Ministry of the Interior said. “The measure can prevent early game disadvantages, but also the activation of a more serious game problem. However, customers’ monthly loss limit will remain at €2,000, after Veikkaus in December increased this to pre-pandemic levels, while keeping the temporary daily limit in place. This has been extended a number of times throughout the pandemic, with the latest renewal, ordered by Finland’s Ministry of the Interior, meaning that the measure will have been in place for more than a year. 26th March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus has announced a temporary reduction on the maximum players can lose in a day to €500 (£428/$590) will remain until at least 30 June. Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling The cap applies to “fast-paced online games” such as online lottery games, slots, bingo and table games, with an exception for poker. The loss limit is effective across the Veikkaus website and mobile application. “The measure directly addresses the economic disadvantages associated with gambling, but indirectly it can also prevent and reduce other adverse effects related to excessive gambling.” Responsible gambling Veikkaus extends €500 daily loss limit until end of June Tags: Veikkaus Regions: Finland Email Addresslast_img read more

Get ‘Inside the Lions’ with the new issue of Rugby World

first_imgMeet and greet: Warren Gatland mingles with Lions fans in Wellington. Photo: Getty ImagesVinny Hammond – Pressure, playing with Johnny Sexton and speaking ‘Wiganese’ all come up in conversation with the Lions analystKyle Sinckler – The prop’s thirst for knowledge means he has been thriving on this tourDwayne Sweeney – The NZ Provincial Barbarians centre relished his chance to face the LionsFOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREGerard Carmody – It takes two years of planning to put together a Lions tour, as the director of operations explainsWhat next for the Lions? – We look at what the future holds for the touring team and what must changePLUS, ALL THIS INSIDEThe Pacific Islands ­– Columnist Stephen Jones gives his verdict on the problems facing Fiji, Samoa and Tonga in the professional era while Ben Ryan gives an insight into his time as Fiji’s sevens coachTours review – A look at the success of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in their June Tests, including the ‘find’ of each tourOn the ball: Hamish Watson in action during Scotland’s triumph in Oz. Photo: Getty ImagesHamish Watson – The Scotland flanker on that famous win over AustraliaProfessional advice – Lions kicking coach Neil Jenkins gives his top tips for managing different kickers while former Bath lock Stuart Hooper explains how to score off a lineout driveJames Lowe – The soon-to-be Leinster wing talks about his struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis TAGS: Highlight The Rugby World team bring you exclusive behind-the-scenes access from the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in the new issue. Not only do we speak to players and coaches but we also meet the unsung heroes who make the Lions tick off the field and chat to their opponents too. Here’s a detailed look at the Lions coverage and what else is in the August edition…INSIDE THE LIONSMaro Itoje – The Lions lock talks politics, religion and emotional wellbeingRed alert: Maro Itoje has stood out for the Lions in New Zealand. Photo: Getty ImagesLions fans – Meet the couple returning to New Zealand to celebrate their wedding anniversary, 12 years after tying the knot during the 2005 Lions tourPaul Stridgeon – The head of strength and conditioning discusses his training techniques, and admits to having a fear of horses!Andy Farrell – How do you develop a defence designed to stop the All Blacks in just a few weeks? The coach explains allPaddy O’Reilly – Meet the kit man known for keeping the Lions’ spirits upConor Murray – The scrum-half has mastered the box-kick and tells RW why it’s so successfulBoot it! Conor Murray puts up a box-kick against the All Blacks. Photo: Getty ImagesEanna Falvey – Discover the unique challenges that being the Lions doctor entailsPhil Pask – A day in the life of a Lions physioKen Owens – We find out more about the personal band of supporters following the hooker around New ZealandOwen Franks – The All Blacks prop on family ties and celebrating triesWarren Gatland – The Lions coach gives us the inside track on photos from throughout his career in his ‘life in pictures’ LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img In the August issue of Rugby World we go behind the scenes on the Lions tour of New Zealand Women’s rugby – Test centurion Tamara Taylor talks about her life in rugby, Sarah Hunter provides a few insights into her personality and we report on England’s first win over the Black Ferns in New Zealand since 2001Scott Robertson – The Crusaders coach on dancing, dream dinner guests and Dagg the jokerlast_img read more

Proposed Florida bill would require schools to test for lead in…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Focus on Florida: The LegislatureIn today’s schools, there are several groups of people who have the job of making sure students are safe, happy, and learning efficiently. In fact, besides teachers, 50% of the public school workforce consists of people like nurses, guidance counselors, and speech therapists. And while these people do a great job of taking care of students, it sometimes takes someone outside of the school system to make a necessary change. This is why State Senator Lauren Book proposed a bill to help make drinking water safer for children in Florida schools.Florida State Senator     Lauren BookBook’s proposed bill aims to protect students from lead-laced water. Lead has already caused health concerns and issues in some school districts, prompting them to either shut off water flow or increase testing policies.The new bill, Senate Bill 66, will require all schools in Florida that were built before 1986 to test and filter their drinking water. The schools will also have to track the water sources where students can safely consume water with the installation of barcodes.Florida is one of the many states that does not require schools to test for metal toxins or other contaminants. And most schools do not have the funding or resources to begin testing on their own. According to a recent study, only two Florida school districts have current plans to start district-wide lead testing and only 19 schools have their water tested for lead every one to three years.Sarasota County Schools began testing for lead for the first time last month after neighboring school districts found levels of lead that surpasses the EPA’s federal standard. While the test results have not been shared, the school did say they would look into filters if needed.Unfortunately, lead in drinking water is not uncommon, especially for the 15 million households in the U.S. who get their drinking water from private wells. Lead consumption can lead to dire health consequences, especially in children. Dr. Ashfaq Fatmi notes that lead can damage the brain, which can lead to delayed development, difficulty focusing, and can even possibly result in anemia.Dr. Fatmi explains, “Symptoms appear very late when the level goes up to a toxic level, so we cannot wait until then because the damage will be irreversible.”This is one of the many reasons Senator Brook is proposing this bill. Identifying bad and toxic water before it causes damage is essential. And with how inadequate current testing policies are, a state-wide bill has been deemed necessary. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida LegislatureFlorida State Senator Lauren BookFocus on FloridaWater Previous articleLooking for a high-tech gift for a young child? Think playgrounds, not playpensNext articleWhile people pour into Florida’s “four corners” can wildlife and the everglades survive? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House extension Mortsel / Bovenbouw

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Belgium House extension Mortsel / Bovenbouw Architects: Bovenbouw Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBovenbouwOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMortselHousesWoodBelgiumPublished on September 16, 2013Cite: “House extension Mortsel / Bovenbouw” 16 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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 Houses Photographs Year:  CopyHouses•Mortsel, Belgium House extension Mortsel / BovenbouwSave this projectSaveHouse extension Mortsel / Bovenbouw Area:  75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Karin Borghouts+ 11 Share “COPY” 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Karin BorghoutsDesign:Dirk Somers, Merijn Muller, Christopher PaesbruggeCity:MortselCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Karin BorghoutsRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkSide tablesBoConceptLos Angeles Lounge Table 6260Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelText description provided by the architects. A renovation and extension of a semi-detached house near Antwerp. The house shares a little alley with its neighbour. The alley provides a direct connection from the street to the garden. The new extension is not an addition to the old house. We propose a second house. This back house is a mirror image, a twin to the front house. It’s a brick house again, with a pitched tiled roof, living space on ground floor and some rooms higher up, and a chimney and a staircase once more.The ‘front’ facade of the back house is oriented to the garden. The side facade folds inward at the connection of both houses. The long alley has a centre point now: a little terrace adjoining the kitchen half way.Save this picture!© Karin BorghoutsJust as the house is a mirror image, so is the cavity wall. The brickwork behaves as wallpaper. Every indoor space has its own texture of brickwork. The same pattern returns on the outside, exposing the section of the building.Save this picture!© Karin BorghoutsSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Karin BorghoutsProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Pursuit of Architecture: A Conference on Buildings and IdeasEvent2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Award WinnersArchitecture News Share ArchDailylast_img read more

DSC responds to Charity Commission research with more positive outlook

first_img Public trust and confidence in charities may not be as low as believed, according to the Directory of Social Change (DSC).Responding to yesterday’s (28th June) Charity Commission research, which stated that public trust and confidence in charities has fallen to the lowest recorded level since monitoring began in 2005, DSC policy officer Ciaran Price warned against over-reacting to the findings.According to Price, statistics on how much people donate, how much time they give to charity, and how many people volunteer as trustees provide a better measure of public trust, with trust greater where people have a personal connection to a charity.He said:‘The real test of how much the public trusts us is in how much they give to charity, how much time they give as volunteers, and how many people volunteer as trustees. All I’ve seen recently in those measurements suggests something really positive. Individual charities should be more interested in the trust and confidence of their existing supporters and beneficiaries before deciding they have a problem relating to this report.”He added: Advertisement “It’s obvious that people trust charities more if they are familiar with them. The problem isn’t entirely about charities not communicating enough. The public rightly wants transparency but realistically we can’t spoon feed the public about how we use every penny they donate. We can advertise the fact charities’ accounts are freely available online but that doesn’t mean people are going to read them. One thing we can do is talk more about the big picture – how absolutely everybody benefits from the work of charities, in ways they do not even realise. As a sector we need to get that message out loud and clear.”The DSC has developed a game, called #EverybodyBenefits (pictured), to demonstrate to the public the extent to which every person in every community benefits from the work of charities. It is inviting people to play and share the game at AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: Charity Commission Directory of Social Change Research / statistics DSC responds to Charity Commission research with more positive outlook  49 total views,  1 views today  50 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 29 June 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Storm warnings couldn’t stop laughter at SAC Halloween

first_img Previous articleFort Worth Walk to End Alzheimer’sNext articleMilton Daniel Hall hosts fifth annual film competition Matt Johnson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCUnderground promotes community and diversity through artistic expression Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event TCUnderground holds auditions to prepare for its festival in April New library renovation plans draw mixed reactions Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedin ReddIt Facebook Matt Johnson Frog Corps continues to grow, promote school spirit The audience responded well to the Halloween themed games at SAC. Matt Johnson Matt is a senior film major and journalism minor from The Woodlands, Texas. He covers Arts, Entertainment and Media for TCU360. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Matt Johnson Facebook Twitter Matt Johnson ReddIt Linkedin + posts Matt Johnson printStudents piled into the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium on Thursday evening to watch the comedy troupe Senseless Acts of Comedy perform their 2015 Halloween show.The Halloween show is an opportunity for the troupe to perform games with a horror theme they only bring out once a year.Tori Twomey, a senior member on the team for six semesters, said themed shows such as this allow the organization to keep things new and bring in new audience members.“We create Facebook events for the special shows to spread the word to people and just keep SAC in their newsfeed and on their radar,” Twomey said. “We also try to get more people to come by advertising at the beginning of the semester and sometimes creating promo videos that are short and fun for people to share.”Nicholas Barnette, co-president of the organization, said the thunderstorms kept some of the audience away, but it was a nice change of pace to perform with a more intimate crowd.“Being able to reach out to a freshman and sophomore audience is the best way to boost attendance since they’re the ones who live on campus so it’s most convenient for them to come,” Barnette said. “Also, a lot of freshmen and sophomores are still figuring out where they fit in in the TCU community and SAC might be that place.”Ben Bugg, a junior film major, said his favorite aspect as an audience member is feeling involved in the show through yelling and writing out suggestions.“For me, going to SAC on a Thursday night is a great way to relax after a stressful week of class,” Bugg said.There will not be a show next Thursday night due to the football game, but SAC will return Nov. 5 at 9 p.m. in the BLUU Auditorium.last_img read more

Frog Camp applications close tomorrow

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Michelle Ross Linkedin Michelle Ross Facebook Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier Michelle Ross Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Michelle Ross 41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform ReddIt printStudents wanting to become a Frog Camp facilitator will need to complete the application before it closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow.The application is on OrgSync under TCU Frog Camp portal and can be found under the forms section.The application is open to students with sophomore standing and above who have good conduct standing with the university, at least a 2.75 GPA and a passion to serve TCU and incoming students.Additionally, new applicants are required to submit a faculty/staff letter of recommendation with their application. However, this rule does not apply to returner applicants.Frog Camp Director Board 2018Photo Credit: Devan PeplowSydney Irvine, sophomore nursing major, said she applied to be a new facilitator this year.“The application involves open-ended questions asking why you want to be a Frog Camp Facilitator, what traits you see in a role model and what you hope the campers experience during the camp,” Irvine said. “The application process was pretty simple.”After students answer the questions, they’re asked to take a personality test and then sign up for their interview time, she said.Frog Camp Director Board member and junior business major Mavis Tang said returner interviews start Jan. 22, and new applicants begin theirs on Jan. 24.What is Frog Camp?Frog Camp is an extended orientation program for incoming students. It gives students the opportunity to learn more about TCU and make friends, Tang said.The program consists of multiple camps through the months of June and August.“Each camp is unique to itself and located all around Texas and the world,” Tang said.The Frog Camp Director Board is looking for people who have leadership potential and care about Frog Camp, TCU and incoming students.Frog Camp Director Board 2018Photo Credit: Devan Peplow“We want different types of people to apply,” Tang said. “No matter what kind of personality they have.”Tang said the application process is similar from last year, but former work crew members who apply again for the facilitator role won’t be doing the traditional two-minute intro. The introduction was created as a way to give applicants two minutes to do whatever they feel represents themselves and is still required for first-time applicants.Chris Dorr, senior strategic communication major, said there’s no way to prepare for the interview because everyone just needs to be themselves.“It’s so important to be yourself because Frog Camp is meant for everyone, so the facilitators can be people from all over TCU,” Dorr said.Tang said the camp’s theme this year is “Frog Camp for Everyone.” Frog Camp Director Board 2018 Twitter Twitter Michelle Ross Linkedin Facebook Previous articleMen’s basketball ends losing streak with win over Iowa StateNext articleOkonkwo key to Horned Frog women’s basketball Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. + posts ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more