first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We are excited to offer our Hawthorne data and brand to be included with this innovative new pari-mutuel wagering product line,” Hawthorne assistant general manager John Walsh said. Email Address 12th October 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter VLR chairman Vincent Caldwell added: “Hawthorne is our fourth product to go live in the US. It follows Derby Lane, Tampa Bay Downs and Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida, and we have two more tracks that are currently undergoing testing before being launched later this month.” Tags: Virtual Live Racing Hawthorne Race Course Chicago’s Hawthorne Race Course has introduced a new pari-mutuel based product line through a partnership with virtual sports software developer Virtual Live Racing (VLR). Regions: US Illinois Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Retail sports betting Sportsbook Virtual sports Hawthorne Race Course partners with Virtual Live Racing “Racing fans across North America will be able to wager Hawthorne Virtual as it is available to all tote systems in the US via distribution through AmTote International’s Spectrum wagering system which enables us to create a brand new risk-free revenue stream.” Sports betting The deal has seen VLR create a virtual version of the race course, for inclusion in its virtual racing products. The games allow customers to bet on virtual races based on past data recorded at the track, rather than using random number generators to determine results. Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

first_img Houses photographs:  Jackie MeiringPhotographs:  Jackie MeiringSave this picture!© Jackie MeiringText description provided by the architects. Sited in Auckland’s inner city suburb of Parnell, the Nikau House is the first of a newly developed subdivision; the conception of private and responsive spaces for the client, a semi-retired couple was essential for conceived future conditions as well as ensuring that existing aspects of the site were acknowledged.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe clients wanted a light, airy Scandinavian modernist design aesthetic in a house that could easily accommodate visitors and family when they come to stay. The challenge lay in creating an innovative design within a tight urban context whilst still providing privacy, amenity and quality of indoor and outdoor space on a small site. A key consideration was providing ample wall space to display the couple’s art collection and feature shelving to store their books.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringThe building steps with the site’s natural contour, creating over height spaces to the West, and allowing for the library’s tall shelving wall. Considered placement of windows frame the views to the lush green bush gully, existing Nikau palms and the Waitemata Harbour to the North. The Zincalume trapezoidal roofing wraps around the structure to form the Eastern wall – combined with slatted exterior timber screens to provide further privacy from future developments.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringAn intrinsic approach to sustainable design is demonstrated in the garden and solar water systems, thermal mass and cross-ventilated spaces. Timber decking is used internally to create a floor that breathes, this combined with internal timber louvers in the upper level bedrooms creates convection airflow to passively heat and cool the home. The slatted screens also act as shading devices, helping to regulate the internal temperatures – casting patterns of shadow on the sunlit interior spaces.Save this picture!© Jackie MeiringMaterials have been selected for durability and a refined aesthetic. The timber and light colour palette reference Scandinavian design and provide a backdrop to emphasise the bold modern art collection. The result for the satisfied clients is a serene, quiet urban retreat with an understated luxury.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessQingdao Harborfront Redevelopment Proposal / EE&K a Perkins Eastman CompanyUnbuilt ProjectLiving Landscape: The Great Fen Visiting Center Proposal / Atelier CMJNUnbuilt Project Share Area:  230 m² Area:  230 m² Photographs ArchDaily Nikau House / Strachan Group Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343980/nikau-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard Nikau House / Strachan Group ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNikau House / Strachan Group Architects Projectscenter_img CopyHouses•Waitemata, New Zealand Architects: Strachan Group Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/343980/nikau-house-strachan-group-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Jackie Meiring+ 23 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStrachan Group ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWaitemataHousesNew ZealandPublished on March 14, 2013Cite: “Nikau House / Strachan Group Architects” 14 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesCupa PizarrasCupaclad® 101 Random in Les PalmiersUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight 25-40°Porcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – Coverlam ImperialWindowspanoramah!®ah! Vertical SlidingFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®CarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Arena®CoatingsFormicaLaminate – ColorCore®2More products »Read commentsSave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 New Zealandlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLuis AldreteOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZapopanResidencialMexicoPublished on September 06, 2013Cite: “EPR House / Luis Aldrete” [Casa EPR / Luis Aldrete] 06 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse 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 »Read commentsSave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 The project responds to the morphology and topography of the terrain, taking advantage of its length to place the footprint of the house and achieve a greater garden area as well as more cubic meters, so the exercise consisted of designing the superposition of two volumes.Save this picture!© Paco Pérez ArriagaThe first of these, a steel base that gives the feeling of solidity and rootedness to the land, at the same time opens to terrace and garden.Save this picture!© Paco Pérez ArriagaThe second, a box with a finish based on earth and pigments to achieve a terracotta tone that breaks, generating courtyards that seem incisions, giving views and privacy inside.Save this picture!© Paco Pérez ArriagaProject gallerySee allShow lessRecycle step by step / Dom Arquitectura + Asa StudioSelected ProjectsHeadquarters Siegle + Epple / Spacial SolutionsSelected Projects Share “COPY” EPR House / Luis Aldrete EPR House / Luis AldreteSave this projectSaveEPR House / Luis Aldrete Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424730/epr-house-luis-aldrete Clipboard Houses CopyHouses•Zapopan, Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/424730/epr-house-luis-aldrete Clipboard Architects: Luis Aldrete Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 Year:  “COPY” Mexico Save this picture!© Paco Pérez Arriaga+ 16 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgPlatinum mine workers in South Africa, Jan. 30.National elections will be held in the Republic of South Africa on May 7. The ruling African National Congress, after two decades in power, hopes to maintain control of the post-apartheid state.The ANC, a liberation movement turned into a political party, has held enthusiastic rallies in various parts of the country. An election manifesto calls for creating 6 million jobs and accelerating land reform, which has been stalled since 1994.Meanwhile, there are attempts to build electoral opposition to the ANC. The Democratic Alliance, headed by Helen Zille, is the largest opposition bloc in parliament. It organized a march to the national headquarters of the ANC in Johannesburg, which led to tense confrontations between supporters of the DA and the ANC, especially its youth wing.Zille, the former mayor of Cape Town, has sought to recruit Africans into the opposition party, which is perceived as a white-dominated alliance between former Nationalist Party members, liberals and opportunistic elements disgruntled with the ANC.The DA had announced it would include on its ticket the former Black Consciousness Movement activist Dr. Mamphele Ramphele — a comrade of BCM founder Steve Biko, who was killed by the apartheid state in 1977. Ramphele’s Agang Party recently merged with the DA. However, this short-lived political marriage of convenience ended before it started, when acrimony surfaced between Zille and Ramphele.Role of workers and youth in electionThe ANC is seeking to appeal directly to the so-called “born free” generation that grew up after the first nonracial democratic elections of 1994. It also seeks the majority of the working-class vote throughout the country.A strike in the world’s main platinum-producing region in the northwest is a major factor in the upcoming elections and the overall economic future of South Africa. Some 80,000 miners, members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union, have been on strike for nearly four weeks.Recently, the owners of Anglo-American Platinum (Amplats) filed court papers against AMCU to end the strike.An article in the Feb. 17 Financial Times says there is a worldwide glut of platinum, which is used in the production of catalytic converters for automobiles, and that Amplats and other platinum owners are preparing for a protracted struggle with organized labor. These developments will test the ANC’s ability to resolve the current crisis, as the bosses have threatened to lay off up to 14,000 workers.Referring to the ANC’s bid to remain politically dominant in South Africa, the article notes, “Concerned by job losses set against a backdrop of an unemployment rate that is close to a quarter of the working population, the ruling African National Congress has kept pressure on companies to keep mines open.”AMCU is a staunch rival of the National Union of Mineworkers, previously the largest affiliate of the 2-million-member Congress of South African Trade Unions. Allied with the ruling ANC, COSATU was formed at the height of the liberation struggle in 1985.In August 2012, police shot dead 34 striking AMCU miners at Lonmin’s Marikana mine. On Feb. 16 the British news service Reuters called it “South Africa’s bloodiest security incident since the end of apartheid in 1994,” but revealed its true concerns in the very next sentence: “The killings spooked investors and hit the country’s credit ratings.”Another miners’ union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, currently the largest COSATU affiliate, has announced it will not support the ANC in the upcoming elections.This union has said that the interests of the working class are being subordinated to the maintenance of state power by the ruling party. NUMSA is demanding a special national congress of COSATU to address the suspension of the union’s former secretary-general, Zwelinzima Vavi, who has been accused of violating union rules.Upcoming elections raise questionsThese divisions within COSATU and the role of AMCU in the platinum sectors raise a number of questions regarding the upcoming elections and the future of working-class politics. Will NUMSA eventually call for the formation of an independent labor party as an alternative to the ANC-COSATU alliance, or is it prepared to stay within the coalition and fight for its views?In addition, what impact will the AMCU-led strikes have on the mobilizations by the ANC for the May 7 vote? Will the votes of the working class in South Africa, which is 70 percent unorganized by any union, be influenced by the political struggles taking place within the labor movement and the attacks on the ANC by the DA?These debates and political struggles within the union movement are coupled with continuing unrest in the townships over service delivery issues. Millions still remain without adequate housing, public education, utility services, living wages, land and environmentally safe communities and municipalities. The DA is attempting to channel this unrest into its electoral campaign to weaken the ANC’s two-thirds majority within the national parliament.The ANC is seeking to run on its record of home constructions, affirmative action within government and private industry, building a rapid transit train system, healthcare reforms and its influence in foreign policy areas — such as the Southern African Development Community, joining four other nations in the BRICS grouping (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and hosting the World Soccer Cup in 2010, among other developments.President Jacob Zuma said recently, “When 95 percent of households have access to water, the 5 percent who still need to be provided for feel they cannot wait a moment longer. Success is also the breeding ground of rising expectations.” (Reuters, Feb. 13)South Africa has the largest economy and working class on the continent of Africa. The outcome of the May 7 elections will portend much for the immediate future of the class struggle in Africa.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_imgThe Skiff ReddIt Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019 printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 117, Issue 22: A new homeland: A special report on the refugee crisis. Also: The search for a new quarterback narrows to a handful of candidates, SGA promotes awareness of mental health and an olympic level runner attacked by a dog while on the Trinity Trails. The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 ReddIt The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ + posts Facebook The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/center_img The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 Twitter Linkedin The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: March 22, 2019Next articleThe Skiff: March 21, 2019 The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019 Twitter Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Make a comment More Cool Stuff 43 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In April 2020, during the pandemic and without competitive bidding, our City Council voted to approve the $420,000 purchase of a helicopter camera surveillance system to replace a camera system that was still functional. Council member Hampton and then-Council member Gordo voted against the motion expressing concern at the substantial expenditure without competitive bidding. Fast forward to the December 14, 2020 meeting when our City Council was advised that there would be no Bad Weather Shelter in Pasadena this winter for our over 300 residents who sleep on the streets at night. At that meeting and the January 2021 meeting, the City Council approved a total of approximately $148,000 for motel room support for a fraction of our unsheltered residents this winter as well as bad weather supplies. A major impediment to sheltering more from rainy, cold nights this winter was that there are not enough outreach workers to be able to support the motel “voucher” system.I have no reason to doubt that the new police camera system discussed in today’s edition of Pasadena Now has improved “image resolution” over the prior camera system. However, it is the timing of this extraordinary purchase that is disturbing as well as its purchase price. The prior system was still functional, and the $420,000 purchase price was approved during a pandemic and without competitive bidding. And now we cannot provide the basic necessities for our residents who suffer on the streets on cold and rainy nights. Could the substantial funds used to purchase the new camera system have, instead, been used to help our Housing Department and its partners to shelter our unsheltered residents this winter or help fund other city programs assisting our unhoused neighbors with basic necessities of life? We will never know. The money was gone in April. Concerned Pasadenans urge our council members to remember the purchase of the high-tech surveillance camera system when deliberating on future expenditures and when prioritizing the needs of all of our residents.Sonja BerndtPasadenaGot something to say, email Managing Editor André Coleman, at [email protected] Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News We Get Letters: Pasadena Police Helicopter Gets New Camera Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 | 3:30 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

first_img Twitter By News Highland – September 18, 2015 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Pinterest Results of NoWDOC “Live Test” to be unveiled today Facebook Homepage BannerNews Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/pearsenowdocmeeting.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly A meeting is to take place later today in relation to the proposed NoWDOC services being cut in Donegal.The HSE, GP Clinical leads, Caredoc, and elected representatives will all be in attendence and it’s expected the results of the live test conducted during the summer will be announced.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has said the proposals to reduce the Out-of-Hours GP service ‘NoWDOC’ is a Red line issue for Sinn Fein.He has once again called on the HSE to reject the proposals….. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articlePSNI appeal for info following Derry burglariesNext articleInvestigation underway after ambulance wheels became dislodged News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMagee clan start Irish Open todayNext articleMickey Moran named new Kilcoo Manager News Highland Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – November 15, 2018 Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Shilesh Vara has resigned as Northern Ireland Minister. His resignation comes after Theresa Mays cabinet yesterday backed plans to leave the EU after a 5 hour meeting.His resignation comes as EU’s Chief Brexit Negotiator warns there is a long road ahead before Brexit is finalised.Michel Barnier says the deal is fair and balanced and ensures no hard border on the island of Ireland.EU leaders will now gather for an emergency summit to sign off the draft Brexit agreement on Sunday 25 November.Mr Barnier says the goal now is to finalise the text with the UK so the EU Council can endorse it……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/barnier830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Barnier warns of ‘Long Road to Brexit’ as NI minister resigns Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter The Irish Fur Breeders’ Association is calling on the Government to do some fact checking on the fur farming industry before moving on with a proposed ban.If passed, the Prohibition of Fur Farming Bill 2018 will see the loss of around 100 jobs throughout the Irish fur farming sector, in Donegal, Laois and Kerry.Donegal fur farmer Sven Sjöholm, is urging the Government to check the facts in relation to fur farming in Ireland, citing the robust EU Regulation (Protection of Animals at the Time of Slaughter 1099/2009).According to Mr Sjöholm, Irish fur farmers can document animal welfare with independent, science-based assessments.Mr Sjöholm, whose parents were invited to Ireland 50 years ago to establish a fur farm in Donegal, believes his fate has already been decided, based on the vast amount of misinformation that has been allowed to dictate the debate.He also expressed concerns for his future livelihood, the fur farming industry, and the wider farming industry in Ireland.The Donegal fur farmer says; there has not been a fair consultation around the Bill, with the voice of farmers being left out, once again, by an urban party that wants to leave rural Ireland behind.He believes there is no difference between farming animals for their fur or their meat. Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal fur farmer speaks out as Bill comes before Dail Previous articleEU Agriculture Commissioner says he understands farmers concerns over Mercusor dealNext articleAgain vultures and banks colluding to sell out families – Doherty News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter By News Highland – July 3, 2019 last_img read more

first_img Share this article View post tag: Astute-Class June 7, 2017 Authorities Royal Navy’s Astute-class submarine builder BAE Systems has awarded Wood Group a two-year contract to provide insulation installation services on the Barrow-in-Furness-based submarines.Wood Group did not disclose the contract value but added that it includes up to three one-year extension options.In addition to the new contract, the company is already performing a range of industrial services including painting, cleaning and insulation to the Royal Navy’s existing surface ship fleet and its Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers under construction in Rosyth.Dave Stewart, CEO for Wood Group’s Asset Life Cycle Solutions business in the Eastern Hemisphere, said: “Wood Group has supported the Royal Navy for 40 years in the provision of marine painting. This award builds on our reputation for providing industrial services and protective insulation technologies to the marine sector.“We look forward to continuing our strong collaborative relationship with BAE Systems, delivering engineered hull and pipe insulation to the Astute class – the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful fleet of attack submarines.” Back to overview,Home naval-today Wood Group bags Royal Navy submarine insulation contract View post tag: Royal Navy Wood Group bags Royal Navy submarine insulation contract View post tag: Wood Grouplast_img read more