In blockchain we trust

first_img In blockchain we trust It allows operators to create lotteries with individual parameters, establishing prize pools and the amount of ETH that goes to charity; It makes it possible to take part in lotteries by buying tickets for ETH; 
 It is wallet-agnostic – users can employ any ETH wallet; 
 It is fully transparent – every transaction is visible to all; 
 It offers a fully functional User Interface (UI) solution. 
Gaming Solutions Blockchain solutions for slots are already appearing on the market and, while they are not yet fully proven, they should be by the end of 2019. As far as table games are concerned, the likes
of roulette and baccarat do not involve lots of concurrent transactions, so current blockchain technology is definitely applicable in this space.Implementing blockchain to sportsbooks is where things get more interesting. The technologies are suitable for odds on upcoming sports events but not for live in-play betting due to the speed required, something that is unlikely to change in 2019. 
Possible blockchain platforms for gambling include Ethereum, Hyperledger and EOS, though the majority of existing solutions now are based on the Ethereum network. 
Importantly, we strongly advise you to take a considered approach to the choice of technology stack used for your solution. We recommend a proof of concept (PoC ) stage prior to starting any long- term development of a promising product. During PoC, the R&D team should investigate at least three options and come back to decision-makers with the following results: system performance (does it meet requirements) and security level (is it secure).Speaking of system performance, DataArt has first-hand experience of just how quickly technology can progress. In the middle of 2017, we developed a project using proof-of- work (PoW) consensus where the guaranteed transactions speed was only 30 per second. Just six months later, the new consensus proof-of-authority (PoA) was released and the new technical solution we built based on it demonstrated 1000+ transactions per second.Time for growth Blockchain and cryptocurrency may seem widespread, but a glance at the figures shows there is still room for expansion. As of mid-February 2019, the market cap of cryptocurrency ($126bn) is just 0.18% that of traditional stocks ($70tn) so the potential for growth is huge.Lack of trust in initial coin offerings (ICOs) has led the blockchain community and regulators to switch to a security token offering (STO) that presupposes more secure investments in new and existing projects, so the cryptocurrency market becomes more civilized.Stable coin, regulated law and STOs will be a workable business framework for operators. As for blockchain technology, we can see from the past five years that it has offered more positives than negatives, which means there’s a huge amount of new potential functionality to extend the traditional offering.Today, blockchain can be extensively used in the B2B gaming sector, particularly by affiliates, because it brings transparency and auditability. Blockchain solutions prevent both affiliates and operators from CPA fraud or from withholding commission payments.Furthermore, in addition to helping operators increase their levels of trust, blockchain technology can help multinational operators avoid spending lots of money and effort on obtaining hundreds of licenses.Blockchain technology has certainly grabbed the interest of key industry players, in the gambling industry and elsewhere, and without a doubt it is here to stay.Bio: Igor Kozhurenko is head of the igaming practice at DataArt. With over two decades’ experience
in software development, delivery, sales and management, Igor focuses on delivering innovative technology to help clients solve complex business and technical challenges. Despite the industry’s best efforts, a negative attitude towards gambling still prevails in some markets, writes Igor Kozhurenko. But operators can slash these levels of suspicion by using blockchain technology, which offers unparalleled levels of traceability and trust. Topics: Casino & games Lottery Tech & innovation Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 20th May 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Despite the industry’s best efforts, a negative attitude towards gambling still prevails in some markets, writes Igor Kozhurenko. But operators can slash these levels of suspicion by using blockchain technology, which offers unparalleled levels of traceability and trust.Gaming companies have made progress in reducing player doubt by developing provably fair random number generators  (RNGs). Thanks to the algorithms deployed in this technology, users can verify the outcomes of the randomiser, something that provides transparency and increases trust. However, the technology is not set to revolutionise the industry and this is where blockchain comes into play.The advent of blockchain technology signals a new era in the gaming industry, as it promises to solve the issue of trust that could prevent the sector from reaching its full potential. The implementation of blockchain as a solution for various areas of the business will help to improve 
the relationship between players and operators. Users will have the opportunity to interact with operators on a whole new level, increasing trust between the two parties.Despite the fact that the technology has proven itself, blockchain is still new and a bit raw. Some may be wary of the technology, associating it with cryptocurrency and the handful of unscrupulous characters associated with that area. But blockchain is no longer the technology that people talk about in hushed tones; it has moved beyond its cryptocurrency origins and now offers different solutions for a wide range of businesses.A more positive outlook for blockchain has resulted from changes in legislation: laws regulating cryptocurrency use have been issued, which is a positive sign. The latest came from the US where the SEC issued regulations for initial coin offerings and JPMorgan Chase announced its own cryptocurrency.It is important to note that technologies without real implementations are just assumptions. Several years can pass before a technology starts to be applied in serious product solutions.We also appreciate that it is hard for regulators to follow fast-moving technology – in fact, we predict that blockchain technology, financial regulation and gambling regulation won’t actually converge until the beginning of 2021. Their convergence, of course, will only serve to strengthen trust in blockchain as a technology, which in turn will positively impact the gambling industry.But increased trust is not the only positive aspect of blockchain. One major advantage is lower transaction costs, which can result in considerable savings (though it is important to be aware of
the associated costs from financial transactions in blockchain as these are not always lower than traditional bank transactions).One way to minimise costs is to use a private or permissioned blockchain, in which the solution’s owner sets the transaction cost and can even make it zero.The obvious disadvantage of a private blockchain is that it is less trusted than a public one. On the other hand, well recognised operators are already trusted by players. That is why we recommend those operators use private blockchain solutions to manage transaction costs.Moreover, private blockchains offer higher transaction speeds because less data is being processed and the technical infrastructure is likely to be more powerful than that of a public blockchain.Performance is another crucial factor. Current blockchain technology has proven to be applicable to some types of gambling. For example, it is useful for lotteries since the number of concurrent transactions is not critical.By developing a proof of concept, DataArt has confirmed that blockchain lottery solutions are possible to implement. This solution, the DataArt Blockchain Charity Gambling Platform, combines gambling, charity and blockchain to facilitate fundraising for good causes in a transparent way.The solution is built on the following technical stack: Java 8, Ethereum, Ethereum smart contract, jQuery, Ajax, Hibernate, Spring Data JPA, Liquibase, PostgreSQL and web3j.Key features of the platform: Email Addresslast_img read more

BetMGM links up with NFL’s Steelers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. The deal comes after BetMGM recently secured a license to offer online casino and sports betting in Pennsylvania. Pending regulatory approval, the operator plans to go live in the state before the end of the year. BetMGM, the betting brand operated via the GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts joint venture Roar Digital, has agreed a new commercial deal with National Football League franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers. Under the agreement, BetMGM will serve as the team’s first gaming partner and work with the Steelers on a range of fan-focused initiatives. Topics: Sports betting Responsible gambling Regions: US 24th November 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sports betting BetMGM will also benefit from gameday media and weekly media placements, including radio spots within Steelers programming, and also run a television ad during head coach’s Mike Tomlin press conferences. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter BetMGM links up with NFL’s Steelers These will include acting as presenting sponsor of the Steelers’ Kickoff pre-game show, as well as running a sweepstakes competition, offering fans the chance to win a range of prizes, such as club level season tickets team merchandise. Tags: BetMGM GVC Pittsburgh Steelers Email Addresslast_img read more

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgAirtel Networks Zambia Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Airtel Networks Zambia Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Airtel Networks Zambia Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Airtel Networks Zambia Plc ( in the past 12 months, as of 3rd June 2021, is US$34.68K (ZMW679.48K). An average of US$2.89K (ZMW56.62K) per month.Airtel Networks Zambia Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileAirtel Networks Zambia plc. is a major telecommunications service provider offering cellular radio solutions to private and corporate customers in Zambia. The company was known as Celtel Zambia plc. until a name change in 2013. Airtel Networks Zambia is a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Zambia Holdings BV. A diverse and extensive range of products and services include caller ID, call waiting, international calling tariffs, roaming, voicemail services, chat and SMS text services, and Internet services. Other well-known brands in its portfolio include: Airtel Marketplace, a service that helps people find jobs, products and post adverts; Airtel Football, with latest information and updates on national soccer fixtures; Siliza, a service to request or borrow airtime; Airtel Portal, providing breaking news stories and sports updates, ringtones, wallpapers, video clips, and games and entertainment; Airtel Blessing, a Christian portal sharing Bible readings and church sermons. Value-added services include Airtel Life Insurance, Airtel Misses You, Caller Ring Back Tunes, Airtel Radio, Airtel Games Club to download and play games, Airtel Hello Tunes, Learn French, Me2U for airtime sharing, and 121 to connect buyers with sellers. Airtel Networks Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s a selection of attractive FTSE 100 shares I’d consider buying today

first_imgHere’s a selection of attractive FTSE 100 shares I’d consider buying today Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline, Imperial Brands, Sage Group, and Unilever. 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. Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 6th December, 2020 Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! Image source: Getty Images 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it!center_img When it comes to searching for attractive FTSE 100 shares to buy today, it’s common for investors to worry about another stock market crash.But I’d aim to overcome such fears by shopping for shares as Warren Buffett does. He’s well known for approaching his stock purchases with a business perspective. In other words, he considers himself to be a part-owner of the underlying business. And that means the most important thing to him is whether the business is a good one and whether the price he’s paying makes sense of the investment.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…How I’m hunting for FTSE 100 shares to buy todayI watched an old interview with Buffett recently and he talked about ignoring the share price and the stock market after he’d made his purchase. Indeed, he reckoned he’d only buy shares in a business if he was happy to own them even if the stock market closed for five years. One technique he uses to help him decide whether to buy shares is to form his own opinion about what the business is worth. Then, he checks the stock price to see if the market agrees or whether it is over-valuing or under-valuing the business.So, I reckon it’s a good idea for me to build a watchlist of great companies I’d like to own. In the FTSE 100, I’d go for businesses that have defensive, cash-generating operations. And they’d need resistance to the ups and downs of the general economic cycle. Indeed, I want my stocks to become compounding machines in my portfolio. And I think that’s harder to achieve with out-and-out cyclical outfits such as banks, retailers and construction companies and oil firms.Meanwhile, I think a window of opportunity has opened up recently with defensive companies. Covid-19 vaccine news hit the newswires in November. And I think it prompted a sudden rotation of investors’ money out of defensives and into cyclicals. Those chasing recovery in the cyclicals appear to have left defensive stocks languishing. So maybe there’s better value to be had now for investors with a long investment horizon in mind.Shares at the top of my listRight now, I’d run the calculator over pharmaceutical and medical businesses such as AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Smith & Nephew. The sector is a well-stocked hunting ground for defensive businesses, ideal for a long-term, buy-and-hold investment strategy. As is the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. And lately, there’s been weakness in the share prices of other great companies. Think of premium alcoholic drinks giant Diageo and multi-product operators such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. And smoking products firms such as British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands look particularly cheap right now.I’d also head for the utilities sector and consider owning shares in energy supplier SSE and water company Severn Trent. Meanwhile, paper-based packaging supplier Smurfit Kappa is a share I’d like to own because it serves the supply chain of the attractive FMCG sector. And I also think business accounting software specialist Sage and distribution and services company Bunzl have defensive qualities. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Four in danger of Top 14 relegation

first_imgFor the drop: Biarritz will play in the Pro2 next yearThe crushing defeat leaves Perpignan staring relegation in the face, extraordinary given that only five years ago they beat Clermont to win the Top 14 title. Almost as extraordinary is their collapse in form in the second half of the season. Back in the early autumn they ran up four wins in five matches, including memorable victories over Montpellier and Toulouse. Then in November the wheels came off and Perpignan won only one of their next nine.The upshot of that slump is that all that stands between Perpignan and the ignominy of the Pro2 is a trip to Clermont on Saturday week  where 76 sides have tried and failed to win in the last four and a half years. Ironically, given their present plight, the side that last won at the Stade Michelin was Biarritz in November 2009.Clermont will field a full-strength XV against Perpignan after their defeat to the Racing on Saturday dropped them to third in the table. A victory against the Catalans, coupled with defeat for Montpellier against Racing Métro, would see Clermont finish in the top two and qualify automatically for the semi-final on 16 May. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS By Gavin Mortimer HERE’S A stat that will heap more misery on the heads of four clubs in the Top 14. In the nine years since the Top 16 shrank to the Top 14, any club ending the regular season on 49 points was safe from relegation. But not this season. With the final round of matches to be played on 3 May, after this weekend’s Heineken Cup action, any one of four clubs are in danger of joining Biarritz in the long and very costly drop to Pro2.Spirited: Oyonnax have exceeded expectationsPerpignan, Oyonnax and Bayonne (13th, 12th and 11th) are all on 50 points, while even Grenoble on 53 points aren’t safe.  Let’s take Grenoble first, who really only have themselves to blame for finding themselves in this predicament. On Saturday they hosted fellow strugglers Bayonne, a club whose only victory on the road this season came against Biarritz. With half an hour gone Grenoble were leading 13-0 and on course for the victory that would guarantee their survival. And then they switched off, allowing Marvin O’Connor to score two tries as Bayonne fought back in what ended a thrilling 21-21 draw.All-square was how it also finished in Oyonnax as they held on for a deserved share of the spoils against Toulouse. Whereas Bustos Moyano kicked a penalty on 80 minutes to draw Bayonne level against Grenoble, so Lionel Beauxis missed a penalty with the final kick of the game that would have given Toulouse a 22-19 victory. Such are the fine lines being drawn in the Top 14 denouement.The hard-fought points earned by Oyonnax and Bayonne were bad news for Perpignan. As many as 20,000 fans, most sporting the club’s sang et or (blood and gold) colours had poured into Barcelona’s Stade Olympique de Montjuïc to roar on their boys against Toulon, but the Catalan cacophony was helpless in the face of a dominant display from the Top 14 leaders. There was another powerhouse performances from Steffon Armitage but it was fly-half Frederic Michalak who ran the show, scoring 26 points in visitors’ all-too-easy 46-31 victory.center_img The best Perpignan can realistically hope for is a defensive bonus point, but that still wouldn’t be enough if Oyonnax achieve something similar away at Brive and Bayonne get at least a point from their home clash against Castres.So Perpignan, who have been ever-present in the top flight of French rugby since 1911, are on the brink of relegation. One wonders how long it will take in Pro2 for the Blood and Golds to staunch the bleeding.last_img read more

Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith announces plan to retire…

first_imgDiocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne Smith announces plan to retire in 2020 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Elections, Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Diocese of Missouri] Bishop Wayne Smith released the following letter to the diocese on April 27, announcing his plans to retire in 2020 and outlining the process for electing his successor, the 11th bishop of Missouri.Diocese of Missouri Bishop Wayne SmithDear Brothers and Sisters,It is with a whirlwind of emotions that I write this letter, for no ministry have I loved more than serving as the Tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Even so, the time has come for me to set in motion a process for electing and calling the Eleventh Bishop. In a lengthy meeting yesterday, I announced this decision to the Standing Committee, who from this time forward will have complete responsibility for the process. The Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley, Bishop for the Office for Pastoral Development, was present to present a framework for this season ahead. I have called for the election of my successor during the 2019 meeting of Diocesan Convention, November 15-16. The ordination of the new bishop will be sometime in the spring 2020, probably in April. My resignation will become effective on that date.I am young and healthy, and I am not at all certain that my active ministry will come to an end with my retirement from Missouri. I am indeed open to new possibilities. It is clear to me, nonetheless, that it is time for a transition in episcopal ministry in this venue. Conversation with my wife, Debbie Smith, and our family, consultation with colleagues in this Diocese and with other bishops, and extensive pondering and praying have brought me to this point. I am at ease with the decision.It is usual and customary for a bishop, writing this sort of letter, to claim that his or her tenure as bishop is not over, that there is still time left (in my case, two years) for the ministry to continue. This much is true, and I pledge to remain faithful in my duties in providing oversight for the Diocese of Missouri, and to take my place in the councils of the wider Church. I realize, however, that this announcement alters the trajectory of our work together, and that emotionally, spiritually, and realistically, attention turns to the next chapter in the Diocese’s life, both in its continuities and its necessary changes. I pledge to honor that shift, and support your work in making it.I write this letter with some sadness and some relief—but most of all with deep gratitude for the privilege of serving as your bishop these past sixteen years—with a couple more yet to come.Ever faithfully, in ChristThe Rt. Rev. George Wayne SmithBishop of Missouri Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem center_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK People Rector Belleville, IL Posted Apr 27, 2018 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Renault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects

first_imgRenault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architectsSave this projectSaveRenault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects Projects Year:  Germany Photographs Project gallerySee allShow lessFresh Doubts Loom Over Japan’s Vast Subterranean Water Control SystemsArchitecture NewsPublic Nursery in Glyfada / KLab architectureSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Lead Architects: Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG, Nicolas Pivetal Nicola Marchi, Adelaide Marchi Architects: Marchi architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 25 Sharecenter_img Houses “COPY” Design:RenaultRenault Leader:Laurens van den Acker, Stephane JaninLighting Design & Ux:PhilipsPhilips Lighting Leader:Pierre-Yves PanisMarchi Architectes Team:Isotta Lercari, Xiang Li, Marta Guedan, Kyra AhierEvp Ingénierie:David Chambolle, Aurore Fautrel, Anna KulzerAgence Franck Boutté Consultants:Franck Boutté, Maxime GrigautDiagonales:Dominique PerrelPhilips Lighting Eindhoven Team:Simon Rycroft, Paul Thursfield, Guillaume Galloy, Pierre-Yves PanisCity:Frankfurt am MainCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. Lighting designers from Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 14-24). The SYMBIOZ autonomous electric car is not just a car. It is an extension of the home. The vehicle’s onboard digital technology makes it an interactive and personalized space, connecting its passengers to other cars, people and technologies in the smart home such as Philips connected LED lighting.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGParked in the smart home, SYMBIOZ doubles as a snug, mobile, comfortable and modular extra room. Its interior was inspired by the design of living rooms. As an elegant open or closed environment, the car connects with all manner of devices and appliances in the home, making it an ideal space to work in or relax. Its operating system is shown interacting with and controlling the smart home lighting.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGPhilips Lighting collaborated with Renault on the concept. The house at the motor show features Philips Hue in the lounge and kitchen, which automatically switches on before the car swings into the driveway. As SYMBIOZ enters at ground level, the walls automatically light up in welcome, illuminated by Philips Luminous Surfaces.  The car then sits on a platform which elevates it to the living space or terrace. The home’s center-piece cylinder enclosing the platform is lit with 5,368 dynamic Philips Color Kinetics iW Flex LED light points that change their shade of white to illustrate the connectivity status between the car and home; for example when the car is charging or on standby.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Longitudinal Section 02Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG“This collaboration with Renault illustrates perfectly how our connected LED lighting is designed to interact with different platforms and devices to simplify and enhance people’s lives,” explains Pierre-Yves Panis, Chief Design Officer for Philips Lighting 2017 CopyHouses, Showroom•Frankfurt am Main, Germany “COPY” Renault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMarchi architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureRetailShowroomFrankfurt am MainGermanyPublished on October 11, 2017Cite: “Renault Symbioz Smart Home / Marchi architects” 11 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?汽车与智能家居的对话空间,飞利浦的又一力作 / Marchi architects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 streamlast_img read more

Room 3 Meters Away Extension / WOHA by Antonio Maciá

first_img Lead Architects: Houses Projects 2019 Room 3 Meters Away Extension / WOHA by Antonio MaciáSave this projectSaveRoom 3 Meters Away Extension / WOHA by Antonio Maciá ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeWOHA by Antonio MaciáOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionOn FacebookPublished on August 04, 2020Cite: “Room 3 Meters Away Extension / WOHA by Antonio Maciá” [Ampliación habitación a 3 metros / WOHA by Antonio Maciá] 04 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 “COPY” CopyHouses, Extension•center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  David Frutos Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Antonio Maciá, Ana Mora VitoriaConstructor:David y Francisco MartínezTechnical Architect:Francisco Navarro RodríguezLandscaping:WOHA by Antonio MaciáMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David FrutosRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The project is an extension of a single-family home.The starting point of the project is the client’s needs: A room three meters high, separated from their usual home.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!© David FrutosThere is a bedroom supported by two sculptural pieces, an organic and rigid one, made of concrete lined with slatted wood and an exposed concrete staircase.In order to endow with use this ground floor is closed with a materiality that provides it with the maximum possible transparency. It include the living room and kitchen.Save this picture!© David FrutosSave this picture!Save this picture!© David FrutosThis construction is connected to the current house through a walkway.Save this picture!© David FrutosThe whole complex is decorated with vegetation, existing both inside the house and outside, with the landscaped roof and the xeriscape of the plot itself.Save this picture!© David FrutosProject gallerySee allShow lessHEYTEA LAB Guangzhou / Leaping CreativeSelected ProjectsEagle Studio / waaSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© David Frutos+ 35Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: Finsa Architects: WOHA by Antonio Maciá Area Area of this architecture project Antonio Maciá, Ana Mora Vitoria “COPY” Room 3 Meters Away Extension / WOHA by Antonio Maciálast_img read more

33 UK philanthropists named as Beacon Fellows for 2013

first_img33 UK philanthropists named as Beacon Fellows for 2013 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. The Beacon Fellowship and J.P. Morgan Private Bank last night named 33 of the most prestigious philanthropists in the UK as Beacon Fellows for 2013. They were announced at the 8th Beacon Awards for Philanthropy held at Mansion House, London. The Awards are sponsored by J.P. Morgan Private Bank and supported by the City of London Corporation’s charity City Bridge Trust and Pears Foundation. They aim to celebrate outstanding philanthropic achievement made by individuals, families and small groups of individuals working collaboratively. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 2013 Beacon Awards winners Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London and Beacon Awards Judge Collective donations of £100 millionwho have set the standards of best practice in philanthropy and whose work in this field has made a sustainable difference, a significant impact, or work to inspire future generationsTogether the 33 Beacon Fellows have donated £100 million to various charitable causes, local and international. The Awards, however, recognise not just the amount of money given to charity but also the fact that Fellows have made a sustainable difference, a significant impact, or have worked to inspire future generations. This year’s Fellows include those who have helped establish new funding vehicles, giving platforms and income generation mechanisms.Tracey Reddings, Head of UK Private Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan Private Bank said: “We hope that this year’s Beacon Fellows will promote the fulfillment that philanthropy can bring, and inspire others to start their own philanthropic journey to create legacy for generations to come.” How Beacon Fellows are chosenThe Beacon Fellows were chosen by a panel of philanthropists, philanthropy practitioners and advisors in the UK, who chose from a list of nominations made in October 2012. Judges included Duncan Bannatyne, Kate Adie, the Lord Mayor of the City of London Corporation, Roger Gifford.Thomas Hughes-Hallett and Kate Adie OBE New Award for City PhilanthropyThis year an Award for ‘City Philanthropy’ was introduced, sponsored by the City of London Corporation’s charity, City Bridge Trust.Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, explained: “Centuries of philanthropic practice and understanding of the value of endowed capital have ensured the UK has very well-established and effective charity and tax law – making London a global centre for managing international philanthropic funds. By celebrating and showcasing exceptional examples of social investment and charitable support, we can inspire others and maximise the impact of philanthropic giving.” Judges’ Special Award for JK RowlingThe Judges gave a Special Award to author J.K. Rowling OBE, Founder of The Volant Charitable Trust. She said: “Being recognised by The Beacon Fellowship means a great deal to me; it validates the work we are doing at The Volant Charitable Trust while recognising the value of giving in a thoughtful and intelligent manner, both of which we strive to do.” Howard Lake | 7 February 2013 | Newscenter_img Beacon Award for City Philanthropy·         Harvey McGrath – Chair of the education charity, The Prince’s Teaching Institute·         John Stone – Founder of The Stone Family Foundation·         2011/12 Young Philanthropy Syndicate Founders (Michael Harris, Adam Pike, Sam Cohen, Alex Dwek, Alex Gardner, Paul Gorrie, Niccolo Manzoni, Jack Prevezer, Conor Quinn) Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy·         Paul Marshall – Co-founder and trustee of global children’s charity ARK·         Gordon Morrison – Chairman of Sargent Cancer Care for Children ·         J.K. Rowling OBE – Founder of The Volant Charitable Trust The Beacon Award for Philanthropy Advocate·         Angila Chada & Michael McKibbin – Ambassadors for the Community Foundation NI·         Harris Bokhari – National advisory board member for the HRH Prince of Wales charity Mosaic·         Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett – Ex-Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care·         Kavita Oberoi – Chair of the Global Girls’ Fund Board Beacon Award for Place-Based Philanthropy·         Nick Ferguson CBE & Jane Ferguson – Founders of The Kilfinan Trust·         Jack Morris OBE – Chairman of the Business Design Centre Group The Beacon Award for Cultural Philanthropy·         Carol Colburn Grigor CBE – Manages her family-founded Dunard Fund·         Lloyd Dorfman CBE – Member of the NT Board·         Sir Vernon Ellis – Chairman of the National Opera Studio, President of English National Opera, Chair of the British Council, President of the Classical Opera Company, former Trustee of the Royal College of Music and RCM Fellow The Beacon Award for Impact Investment·         Sir Ronald Cohen – Chair, Big Society Capital; Former Chair, Social Investment Task Force; Former Chair Commission on Unclaimed Assets; Co-Founder and Former Chair, Bridges Ventures; and Co-founder and former Director, Social Financial UK.·         Nick O’Donohoe – CEO of Big Society Capital and on the Board of the Global Impact Investing Network·         John Pontin OBE & Wendy Stephenson – Founders of Converging World charity Beacon Award for Pioneering Philanthropy·         Richard Bradbury CBE – Fundamental supporter of the charity Scope·         Stephen Dawson OBE – Co-founder of Impetus Trust·         Michael Norton OBE – Founder of over 40 charities including Youthbank and·         Marcelle Speller OBE – founder of Special AwardsFour Special awards were made by the judges, commended the refor demonstrating the highest standards of philanthropy in the UK today:·         Sir Vernon Ellis – Chairman of the National Opera Studio, President of English National Opera, Chair of the British Council, President of the Classical Opera Company, former Trustee of the Royal College of Music and RCM Fellow·         Harvey McGrath – Chair of the education charity, The Prince’s Teaching Institute·         J.K. Rowling OBE – Founder of The Volant Charitable Trust·         John Stone – Founder of The Stone Family Foundation Tagged with: Awards Celebrity Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Advertisement  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

Architectural Heritage Foundation launches £7m loan & social investment fund

first_img For the first time the Architectural Heritage Foundation (AHF) is to fund work on buildings that aren’t run by heritage organisations – as well as those that are – through a new £7m social investment fund.Unlike the AHF’s existing loan fund, the Heritage Impact Fund will also support enterprises that, alongside traditional heritage projects, are seeking to deliver demonstrable impact in the local economy and community from the re-use of the UK’s heritage buildings. It offers tailored loan finance for charities, social enterprises and community businesses across the UK seeking to acquire, reuse or redevelop buildings of historical or architectural importance. These buildings may be listed, in a conservation area, or may be of special significance to the community. It is also the AHF’s first partnership loan fund, and sees the AHF partner with the National Lottery Heritage Fund (which is providing £2.25m of the £7m total), Historic England (£800k), Historic Environment Scotland (£427k) and Cadw (£100k), with the AHF providing £1.42m. Rathbone Greenbank Investments will provide investment management and loan facilities to the AHF.Loan amounts will be up to £500,000 per project with a maximum three-year term, which can be extended in exceptional circumstances.Also for the first time, the AHF will help borrowers to evaluate and assess the impact of their projects. The Heritage Impact Fund will also offer incentivised rates for projects that deliver significant economic or social impact, or that can be expanded as a result of the AHF’s assistance. This could include new job creation, the creation of training and volunteering opportunities and the restoration and re-use of heritage buildings for a variety of commercial and community uses.Alongside the Fund, the AHF is launching a new business support service – RePlan – that will provide access to pro bono expertise, expert advice and guidance to those organisations that would benefit from targeted capacity building support, assistance with business transformation, transition or expansion. RePlan will be particularly targeted at organisations completing a capital project or looking to build upon or scale-up their existing enterprises. Matthew Mckeague, Chief Executive, The Architectural Heritage Fund (pictured), said:“The Heritage Impact Fund is our first partnership loan fund and the first of its kind for the heritage sector. We are extremely pleased to be launching the fund alongside our partners. The Heritage Impact Fund is designed to be flexible, supporting not-for-profit organisations both within and outside the heritage sector, the common link being the re-use of a heritage building and delivering local economic and social benefits.“The fund can be used for almost any type of loan to support a project – from working capital during the construction phase, to capital to grow the scope of a business or to finance to acquire a property.”Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: Advertisement Tagged with: Funding heritage Main image: Matthew Mckeague CEO Architectural Heritage Fund  211 total views,  1 views today  212 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis36 “In recent years we’ve seen a growing appetite in the heritage world to make use of loans and other social investments in order to diversify income, strengthen business models and reduce reliance on grants. This partnership is the first of the strategic initiatives arising from our new Strategic Funding Framework. It represents an important opportunity to make National Lottery investment in heritage work harder and deliver positive and lasting change for people and communities, now and in the future.” Architectural Heritage Foundation launches £7m loan & social investment fund Melanie May | 14 February 2019 | News 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 read more