YGAM launches Parent Hub to highlight dangers of loot boxes

first_img The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to launch Parent Hub, a new portal through which it aims to educate parents and carers about the risks of loot boxes. YGAM launches Parent Hub to highlight dangers of loot boxes Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Video Gaming Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance People Video gaming The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has partnered research teams from Newcastle and Loughborough Universities to launch Parent Hub, a new portal through which it aims to educate parents and carers about the risks of loot boxes.Parent Hub will contain resources, information and activities to help safeguard children online, and has been developed using funding from Lottoland, GVC Holdings and Playtech.It aims to articulate why children are drawn to purchase loot boxes, explaining the key motivations such as the surprise and expense associated with a blind-boxed item and the excitement of winning something rare.It also provides access to research setting out the potential harm loot boxes can cause, from the Newcastle and Loughborough researchers. These range from minors being exposed to gambling system mechanics, as well as the emotional and financial harm that can result from overspending.Researchers from the universities spoke to a number of young people, as part of the project. One admitted to spending nearly £500 buying packs of cards in a mobile game, and playing for up to seven hours a day.Ensuring other children do not suffer similar issues will be aided by information on the use of parental controls and identifying potential signs of harm available on the site. “For some children, the act of opening a loot box is as important as what it contains” explained Dr James Ash, a reader in technology, space and society at Newcastle University, who is leading the research.“Feelings of surprise and suspense lead to the repeat purchase of loot boxes. But this is often short-lived. “Children and young people have told us how they feel disappointment, frustration, anger, and regret at loot box purchases, yet they are still driven to purchase again,” Ash explained. “This is concerning, given the deliberate design of these mechanisms – the visual stimulus, the randomised contents, and the very unfavourable odds for unboxing rare items – which can lead to repeat loot box purchases.”YGAM head of parental engagement Amanda Atkinson added that the research would help develop its educational programmes to better help protect young and vulnerable people from gambling related harm.“Certainly the enormous variety of games and in-app purchases that are available can make it confusing for parents to keep on top of safety controls,” Atkinson said. “Through our educational resources, we are focused on providing crucial information to parents so they can identify changes in behaviours and understand the effects this may have on mental and financial wellbeing.” In collaboration with GamCare, YGAM is delivering the UK’s ground-breaking National Gambling Education and Prevention Programme. Supported by members of the Betting and Gaming Council, the £10 million programme will reach over 3 million young people to raise awareness of the risks of potential gaming and gambling related harms.The launch of Parent Hub comes as scrutiny grows over loot boxes, with a growing number of voices speaking out in favour of classing them as age-restricted products. In June, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched a call for evidence to better understand the impact of loot boxes, ultimately looking to ascertain whether an age rating was necessary.In June, YGAM operations director Kev Clelland wrote for iGB to set out why the charity believes that limiting loot boxes to those aged 18 and above was necessary.It follows calls from a DCMS committee to regulate the products as a form of gambling, a measure backed by Children’s Commissioner for England. 21st July 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

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2022-2023 FIH World Cups: Executive Board to announce hosts in November

first_img TAGSFIHFIH Hockey World CupHockey Men’s World Cup 2022Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023Hockey World CupHockey World Cup 2022Hockey World Cup 2023International Hockey FederationMen’s World Cup Germany 2022Men’s World Cup Malaysia 2022Men’s World Cup Spain 2022Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022Women’s Hockey World Cup 2023 SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – June 4, 2019 Cricket Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Cricket Cricket Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoShahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiUndoAs announced in February, FIH has received the following bids:For the preferred time window 1-17 July 2022:– Germany: Men’s or Women’s World Cup– Malaysia: Men’s World Cup– Spain: Men’s World CupFor the preferred time window 13-29 January 2023:– Australia: Women’s World Cup– India: Men’s or Women’s World Cup– New Zealand: Women’s World CupThe last FIH World Cups were successfully held last year in London (Women’s) and Bhubaneswar (Men’s).Also Read: FIH Men’s World Cup: Coca-Cola India Official Supplier of beveragesFIH No. 1 ranking icing on the cake for Belgium’s World Cup title triumph 2022-2023 FIH World Cups: Executive Board to announce hosts in November ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Football Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs Cricket IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Facebook Twitter SportHockeyLatest Sports News Previous articleAdidas announces Run for the Oceans 2019Next articleBurnley inks shirt sponsorship deal with LoveBet Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Cricket WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Formula 1 Lausanne, Switzerland: After having received a request from several bidding countries to delay the decision on the 2022-2023 FIH World Cups hosts – originally planned for June – in order to give them more time to finalise the governmental guarantees, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to postpone the announcement of the hosts to the Executive Board meeting scheduled on 8-9 November 2019.Governmental guarantees are essential for the staging of FIH events, which explains why this decision was taken. PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wicketslast_img read more

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MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) Q32011 Interim Report

first_imgMFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MFD Group Limited (MFDG.mu)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMFD Group Limited specialises in the provision of logistics, warehousing and distribution facilities in the Mauritius Freeport zone and internationally. Amongst the services provided by the company, are freight forwarding, customs clearing, dry and cold warehousing, industrial warehousing, and container services, and rents out office space as well as provides transportation services for tipper trucks, crane-trucks, side loaders, and distribution vans, as well as bonded vehicles serving the airport. The company is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. MFD Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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The Auto Trader share price is up almost 10% this week! Here’s what’s going on

first_imgThe Auto Trader share price is up almost 10% this week! Here’s what’s going on Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 17th June, 2021 | More on: AUTO Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image: Auto Trader Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. During a week when the FTSE 100 has moved modestly higher, the Auto Trader (LSE:AUTO) share price has led the way. It’s up 9.35% so far this week, making it the best performing stock within the index. There are several reasons that I can point to for this move, ranging from company-specific factors to more general economic reasons.Promising resultsAuto Trader is a UK-based online car marketplace. Private sellers along with registered dealers list new and second-hand cars on the platform. It primarily makes money from the advertising fees charged. 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…The company has been performing well, not just in the short term. The Auto Trader share price is up 16% over a one-year period. The gains are backed up by the preliminarily full-year results that were released this time last week. Results showed a 29% drop in revenue. This was down to several months of free advertising offered during 2020 in order to ensure listings on the site. This ultimately trickled down to a 37% fall in profit before tax. However, even with the hit, the company managed to generate a profit of £157.4m. This is largely thanks to the high operating profit margin of 61% that Auto Trader has.However, one risk to me buying shares now is the fact that any further pandemic restrictions might see free advertising being brought back. I don’t think this strategy is sound and it would further damage revenue in 2021.It can often take several days for the market to fully react to the release of results. So one reason why I think the Auto Trader share price is up this week is due to investors deciding to buy after the weekend. Other factors driving the Auto Trader share priceAside from past information, I think the Auto Trader share price is moving higher based on future expectations. Heading into the summer and beyond, there is no need to offer free advertising. Revenue will naturally increase relative to 2020 due to this. Add to this the fact that lockdown has been eased and car traffic is increasing.With people likely to be more confident in the future than a year ago, I think more people will decide to buy or sell a car than last year. In a similar way to the property market last summer, I think there is a lot of pent-up demand in the car market. As the go-to marketplace, I think Auto Trader is primed to take advantage of this business.A more subtle reason for the rise in the Auto Trader share price could be due to the lack of debt. It’s one of the few FTSE 100 companies that currently doesn’t hold any debt.This is important as the latest inflation figures out this week showed a rise to 2.1%, above the Bank of England’s target rate. Therefore, interest rates could increase to temper this inflation, which is a negative for companies with high debt levels. As Auto Trader doesn’t have debt, it can be seen as a safer investment.Overall, I think the move higher in the Auto Trader share price is justified this week, and I’m considering buying shares.center_img jonathansmith1 does not hold shares in any company mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Auto Trader. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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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Here’s your chance to be named Rugby World Team of the Month

first_imgCould you be our Team of the Month? If your team enjoyed success in November then send in your nomination – it’s open to every amateur rugby side in the world LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS So, could you follow in Glossop’s footsteps by winning our next award? Naturally, we’re looking for successful results on the field but even here there is a rider, because for some sides faced with adversity just fulfilling a fixture might be a triumph in itself.There is no single template for winners; the team that struggles on when it seems they must fold, or creates a charitable legacy from tragic circumstances, is every bit as worthy as the team that imperiously sweeps aside all opponents.RC Delft Dames are one team that ‘did it tough’, being one of our winners in the 2011-12 season. Read about them here.Our winners last season included the likes of Kidderminster Carolians, RGS Newcastle, Lurgan U20 in County Armagh and Bury Foxes, a women’s team from Suffolk.Proactive approach: Royal Wootton Bassett claimed our January 2018 award (Nick Phipps Photography)School teams are eligible, with George Watson’s College in Edinburgh one of our former winners after some blistering Christmas-term form by their U18s.Ally Donaldson, their coach, told us then: “We’ve had some really good teams and quite a few guys go on to play professional rugby. But in ten years here as director of rugby this is the hardest-working team I’ve had, on and off the pitch.”Glossop are our latest winners and we’re now seeking our next Rugby World Team of the Month. So if you think your side has stood out in some way, email your results from November 2019 to [email protected] and tell us why we should make you our next winner. Please include a high-res photo(s), whether a team shot or match action or both. Blue Wall: Glossop, our latest winners, pride themselves on their defensive resilience (Chris Peate) center_img Here’s your chance to be named Rugby World Team of the MonthThe Rugby World Team of the Month award predates rugby’s professional era and although its parameters have changed down the years, its essential ethos has not.It’s open to any amateur club, anywhere in the world, and the successful team will adorn the cover of our grass-roots rugby section under the experienced editorship of Michael Austin.Our first winners of the 2019-20 season are Glossop, a Derbyshire club revived by members of the local mountain rescue team in the 1960s and now celebrating their 50th anniversary.“There’s been lots of events and there’s a buzz around the club,” says director of rugby John Openshaw. “We’ve pushed the sponsors and there’s much more awareness around the town of the rugby club and that’s put a lot of energy into the lads as well.“We’ve got a 50th anniversary first-team shirt and for the first time ever a proper away strip. We’ve also spent something like £15,000 on our pitches and it’s improved the drainage beyond recognition.”Glossop sit third in North Two West, with a game in hand over the two clubs above them. They are fresh off an exhilarating 35-32 away win over second-placed Manchester. The winning team will appear in the next issue of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Space invader: Kidderminster Carolians No 8 Jess Smith sees a gap against Earlsdon (Paul Hickey)last_img read more

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Anglican college in Pakistan wins legal battle for independence from…

first_img Submit a Press Release 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 Press Release Service 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Anglican college in Pakistan wins legal battle for independence from political interference The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] A Pakistan court has ruled in favor of the Church of Pakistan’s attempt to retain independence for an Anglican college in Peshawar, after the moderator of the church took legal action to defend it against a government take over.Interference in Edwardes College from the governor of Peshawar over the past few months had forced Bishop of Peshawar Humphrey Peters to defend its independence and its governance and budgets from being revised. The court ruling this week blocked the local government’s attempts to interfere in college affairs.Read the full article here. Submit a Job Listing 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NC Posted May 16, 2019 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion Featured Events Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

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CJ Stander player mic captures comment about opposition flanker

first_imgSunday Sep 25, 2016 CJ Stander player mic captures comment about opposition flanker Player Mic has proven extremely popular over the years and Sky Sports have got on board, doing a great job with Munster flanker CJ Stander this weekend. Stander was part of the 28-14 win over Edinburgh in the PRO12, and fans loved hearing him up close and personal.The South African has become a fan favourite with the Ireland and Munster followers, and you can see why as he brings an infectious love for the game and no nonsense approach.The Springboks’ loss is Ireland’s gain as Stander has made a new home and life for himself, and despite a disappointing tour to his former homeland earlier this year – that included a controversial red card and ban – he has not looked back.Here is the first half footage, with Stander making his presence felt and calling out a ‘soft tackling’ Edinburgh defender, as well as joyfully celebrating one of Connor Murray’s two tries.WATCH: @CJStander wears #PlayerMic, Munster lead at HT 14-7, second half live, SS3 now! #MUNvEDI @PRO12rugby @Munsterrugby @EdinburghRugby pic.twitter.com/z48XjyvP1m— Sky Sports Rugby ???? (@SkySportsRugby) September 24, 2016In the second half, as Munster sealed the win, Stander carries hard and is as vocal as ever. It’s fair to say that Player Mic will always be popular, and fans will be calling for Stander to wear it again.WATCH: @Munsterrugby returned to @thomondstadium for the first time this season, and picked up the win. @CJStander wore the #PlayerMic pic.twitter.com/e8CXIcVxzI— Sky Sports Rugby ???? (@SkySportsRugby) September 24, 2016All credit to Sky Sports You can view more great clips of mic’d up players in the Related Posts belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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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House G / Interval Architects

first_img Projects ArchDaily Area:  230 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Zhi Geng Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Interval Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Shanghai, China House G / Interval ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse G / Interval Architects “COPY” China 2019 House G / Interval Architectscenter_img Photographs Year:  Save this picture!Terrace. Image © Zhi Geng+ 38Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937631/house-g-interval-architects Clipboard “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937631/house-g-interval-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Jinda 金达彩瓦, Rongzhen 荣振石材, Terraco 涂耐可, Urksir 欧克斯Architect In Charge:Oscar Ko, Yunduan GuDesign Team:Oscar Ko, Yunduan Gu, Hanqi Fang, Yi Zhou, Heqiao Chen, Changqing Ye, Jingyi ChenCollaborators:Shanghai Tangwei Contractor Co. Ltd, Shanghai Hengzhi Contractor Co. Ltd.City:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Terrace. Image © Zhi GengRecommended ProductsAcousticStudcoSound Isolation – ResilmountHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. BackgroundThe countryside of China has in recent years undergone rapid changes due to the national policy to encourage development of rural areas.  Large amount of boutique hotels, B&Bs, tourist centers, Instagram-able cafes, bookstores were erected amidst the beautiful scenery of China’s suburb.  These tourism-driven projects generally existed as products that add values to developers’ investments and depict a rural utopia.  They have recently become the typical model of rural rejuvenation in China.  Contrary to this typical and utopian model, House G is an atypical mode of rural intervention in the way that it is an architecture designed for a local family, rather than for investors.  The design is honestly based on the true and fundamental needs of users and their living experiences.  It is a house that reflects the daily domestic lives and activities of the family, as opposed to be a spectacle inserted in the suburban landscape.Save this picture!Overlooking west facade. Image © Zhi GengContextual constraintsHouse G is located in a suburban village two hours away from Shanghai. The client is an aged couple whose children lives in downtown Shanghai but occasionally visit. The village has a set of serious regulations governing the design of the houses in terms of areas, height, orientation and etc. Local customs such as superstitions or cultural traditions and beliefs form another layer of constraints. The two sets of “rules” basically define the current domestic vernacular landscape in the rural areas of Yangtze Delta Region. As a response to these constraints, the house adopted a form that elegantly and humbly exists in the surrounding as opposed to be an icon imposed onto the landscape. It took the form of a linear pitched-roof longitudinal volume that naturally blends in the context. The south facade is elongated to increase exposure to sunlight and views towards the paddy. Extended roof and continuous balconies emphasized the horizontality of the house, which perceptually reduces the height of it, and unifies the two separate volumes into a whole. The overhanging horizontal roof is also an element derived from the traditional vernacular architecture in Southern China. Save this picture!Vegetable garden. Image © Zhi GengSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!Mezzanine. Image © Zhi GengHierarchy of publicnessThe first level of the house was designed to reflect the mode of communication and living habits of the house owners.  The concept of publicness becomes hierarchical and was manifested in various spatial manners.  Contrary to a residence in the city or a weekend house of urban dwellers, a vernacular house in the village does not only fulfill the needs to live, but also the needs to produce and interact with neighbors.Save this picture!Corridor on 2nd floor. Image © Zhi GengThe yard on the South is the most public area of the house.  It functions as the official entrance, a place for food production, and a place of interaction.  Part of the southern yard are reserved for growing of crops and locally-grown vegetables.  The earth still firmly ties to each village resident in terms of emotion, security, reference to time, and food production.  Other part of the yard becomes the extension of domestic life from the interior outwards.  Benches and outdoor washing sinks are placed at the periphery of the court.  They subtly define the boundary of the property and provide spaces of interaction between the house owner and their neighbors.  The extended balcony on the second level not only provides shading and protection from rain, but also defines an area for neighbors to gather.Save this picture!Bathroom. Image © Zhi GengThe foyer of the house is not merely an entrance, but also a leisure space for house owner to play Majong with his neighbors.  The living room performs not only as a space of gathering for the family, but also is a religious space to worship the ancestors during special occasions.  The second level of the house is the private domain and a place for mental retreat.  Washrooms and bedrooms for the owner and their children who sometimes visit are connected by a double-height corridor which spatially extends upwards to the mezzanine on top.  A bar table is placed in this corridor to provide a “node” for the family to have cup of tea and relax, thus eliminating the nature of the space as pure circulation. Save this picture!Roof garden. Image © Zhi GengThe continuous balconies and terrace is an extension of interior spaces on the second level.  They provide a chance to enjoy the great views of the surroundings and a place for family members and close friends or relatives to gather without being disturbed by the neighbors.  The small courtyard on the mezzanine level is the most private area of the house and is only used by the family members.  It is a place to read, reflect and contemplate, especially for the owner’s daughter who resides in the city and occasionally returns and seeks solitude.Save this picture!Terrace. Image © Zhi GengThe ordinary versus the spectacleHouse G offers us an opportunity to re-think and challenge the utopian mode of development going on in China’s countryside.  Should the countryside be the next testing ground for architects and investors to impose and create icons and spectacles?  Or should rural rejuvenation be a reflection and improvement of the local needs and habits?  House G takes a humble attitude and offers a new perspective in defining the domestic and vernacular landscape of Shanghai’s suburb.Project gallerySee allShow lessTerada House / Mizuno architecture design associationSelected ProjectsAdministrative and Industrial Complex for Stonex / Urbanscape ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeInterval ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShanghaiOn FacebookChinaPublished on April 18, 2020Cite: “House G / Interval Architects” 17 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. 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A crack in the wall of death

first_imgFor Dylann Roof, the next few days and weeks of his young life will prove his most memorable. That’s saying something, considering his slaughter of nine sweet souls in a Black Charleston church.For, in the next few days and weeks, a jury will convene to decide whether he gets a death sentence or life.As someone who lived a lifetime on Death Row, my opposition is unequivocal. Even in a case such as this, my opposition to the State taking life doesn’t falter. Even in this case, of a witless white supremacist, a killer of nine Black Christian souls.If I know anything, it’s Death Row. I’ve seen it drive men stark raving mad.That said, my one opinion carries no real weight in this case, for unless I miss my guess, no juror will ever hear these words. They will decide Roof’s fate after he delivers his own closing arguments, which will hardly endear him to his ­jurors.A death verdict for Roof strengthens the repressive powers of the State, and gives it the false patina of “justice.” If a death sentence fails, it helps show the inherent injustice of the death penalty. It would help all the men and women on Death Row.My decision to oppose death for Roof wasn’t an easy one, but I believe it’s the right one.No matter his beliefs, decades on Death Row, as well as in solitary, are mind-frying experiences. Nothing he has experienced in his brief life can prepare him for such outcomes.For life, in prison, is no picnic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Bookstore hosts release party for student-authored cookbook

first_img Previous articleMen’s tennis secures Big 12 regular season title with win over BaylorNext articleNews Now 4/23/18 Kate Redfield RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mr. and Ms. TCU nominations open Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Record 20,000 first-year applicants for fall 2018 printWhat started as distaste toward unhealthy and overcooked cafeteria food resulted in authorship for one newly published student.A book release party was held Thursday at the TCU Campus Store for “Dormet,” a cookbook filled with quick, dorm-friendly recipes.Channeling her passion for the eating “experience,” sophomore McKenzie Amaral took it upon herself to write a book modeled after the recipes she created during her first year living on campus.Friends, spectators, faculty and staff attended the event, where samples of recipes from the cookbook were available to try.Samples of recipes in the cookbook, such as “Pita Pockets”, were available for attendees to try (Photo by Lillie Powell.)“It’s extremely personable,” junior Michael McClusky said at the event. “It’s wild that the idea started at TCU, and was then tried, tested and made a reality in the TCU dorms.”A friend of Amaral’s came away impressed with the balancing act Amaral has pulled off.“McKenzie has a part-time internship and is a full-time student,” Abby Pluimer said. “Adding author to that list—she’s got a lot on her plate.”“Dormet” is now available for purchase at the bookstore and on Amazon, and Amaral is in the process of reaching out to other campus bookstores who have shown interest in carrying her book.Amaral is one of four TCU student-authors with books sold at the bookstore and the first to hold a release party there, according to Patricia Mansfield, the team leader of trade books.At the event, Amaral signed copies of her book and sported an apron with the word “Dormet” embroidered on it.Amaral signing copies of Dormet. (Photo by Lillie Powell.)She said it was exciting to see people tasting her recipes and to teach people how to make the food the very food they were tasting.“’Dormet’ is something I’ve been working on for over a year,” Amaral said. “Seeing it come to life tonight is a dream come true.As for the future, Amaral is keeping her options open.“I see the possibility of ‘Dormet’ being cooked into a business.” Twitter Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Facebook Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ + posts ReddIt Frogs for Wellness looking to expand peer education program ReddIt Student authors college-friendly cookbook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Kate Redfield Kate Redfieldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kate-redfield/ Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TAGSfood Kate Redfield is a journalism major with minors in design studies and comparative race and ethnic studies. A California native, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors, “gifting” her opinion, writing, and eating good food. Linkedin Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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