Norris fails in his US appeal

first_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Wednesday 8 December 2010 7:15 pm Norris fails in his US appeal Share whatsappcenter_img IAN Norris, the former chief executive of Morgan Crucible, has lost an appeal against a conviction in the US courts of conspiracy in July, City A.M. has learned, leaving him to possibly face a five-year prison term when he is sentenced tomorrow.Norris, who is the first foreign defendant to face charges in the US arising from a criminal antitrust investigation, lost his appeal last week, according to his UK lawyer Alistair Graham of the law firm White & Case.Graham says that Norris, who is in his late sixties and has suffered from prostate cancer, has been in a prison in Philadelphia since July.Morgan Crucible makes body armour, carbon items, ceramics, bearings and other products for the medical, automotive, aerospace and telecommunications industries. Norris retired from Morgan Crucible in 2002 after battling prostate cancer and was indicted the following year. The cartel, which began in Europe, spread to the US in 1989.US authorities refused to allow Norris to be extradited on price-fixing charges because such activities weren’t a crime in Britain at the time. They then pressed conspiracy and obstruction counts and a London-based court backed the extradition.Norris was accused of ordering subordinates to destroy files describing secret talks among European makers of carbon and graphite products about fixing prices.“The sentencing of Norris will be seen as a significant development in global antitrust enforcement,” said Michael O’Kane, head of business crime at Peters & Peters. KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Lloyds of London to spend £300m on new solvency rules

first_img whatsapp Lloyds of London to spend £300m on new solvency rules by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Wednesday 26 January 2011 3:55 am Lloyd’s of London expects to spend £300m preparing for the European Union’s new Solvency II capital rules for insurers, the chairman of the insurance market said.“It’s a huge task,” said Peter Levene, Lloyd’s of London chairman told Reuters Insider. “It’s costing Lloyds markets just to get ready for Solvency II £300m. It’s a lot of money and it’s a diversion of effort.”Lloyd’s said earlier this month it was on course to spend £250m preparing for the Solvency II rules designed to ensure that insurers hold capital in proportion to the risks they underwrite that come into force in 2013.Some insurers are worried the new regime could result in an unwarranted ratcheting up of capital requirements, eroding profits and pushing up prices for customers.“The concept behind is good but we need to get details right and it does take peoples’ eye off the ball,” Levene told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.Many insurers such as Allianz and Axa say they have big doubts about the rules, while reinsurer Munich Re has backed a five-year phase-in.The cost of adopting Solvency II for the industry as a whole is likely to be “significantly higher” than the European Commission’s estimate of 3bn euros (£2.5bn ), accountants PwC have said. John Dunne center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Are value or growth shares best to buy for 2021?

first_imgAre value or growth shares best to buy for 2021? Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 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 In many cases, companies fall into one of two categories: value shares or growth shares. The former is often made up of stocks priced at low levels relative to their peers or historic averages. Their appeal often centres on their potential to deliver share price recoveries as operating conditions improve.Meanwhile, growth stocks are those businesses that are expected to deliver an impressive rise in earnings over the long run. They can trade at high prices because of investor optimism.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…Investors often focus on buying one type of stock or the other. However, given the uncertain economic outlook, which type of stock will outperform the other over the long run?Growth shares or value shares?Yes, it is possible to separate growth shares from value shares based on factors such as their price and forecasts. But combining the two could prove to be a profitable move. In other words, where growth stocks are priced at cheap levels they could be a very appealing investment opportunity. Similarly, where value shares have improving earnings prospects, they too could deliver high capital appreciation over the long run.Of course, growth stocks are rarely priced at low levels. However, many of them appear to offer wide margins of safety at the present time. This may be because of short-term disruption that masks their long-term growth potential. Or, it could be because they are experiencing industry changes that are causing investors to demand wide discounts to their intrinsic values.Similarly, many value shares seem to be cheap relative to growth shares based on their long-term prospects. In some cases, investors may be underestimating their capacity to recover from present difficulties. Where value stocks have sound finances and the right strategies to adapt to changing operating conditions, they could prove to be very attractive investments.A starting point when investing moneyAs such, instead of automatically categorising a company as a growth stock or a value share, it could be prudent to approach it with an open mind. For example, this may entail an analysis of its financial position, competitive advantage, strategy and historic performance to determine how much it may be worth given current levels of risk. Should it be trading at a discount to its intrinsic value, there could be a buying opportunity on offer.This strategy may enable an investor to find the best stocks through which to earn a return that beats the stock market over the long run. Some may be growth shares when they are trading at cheap prices. Others may be value shares when they have more attractive financial prospects than the market is currently anticipating. Through owning a diverse mix of businesses in a variety of sectors, it is possible to build a resilient portfolio with relatively low risks that can provide high returns in the long run. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Can the Royal Mail share price keep climbing?

first_imgCan the Royal Mail share price keep climbing? 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Around this time last year, I turned positive on the outlook for the Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price. I believed that while the company was suffering from a substantial decline in the number of letters posted during the pandemic, it should benefit from a surge in parcel deliveries.That’s exactly what has happened over the past 12 months.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…An increase in the number of parcels being delivered, coupled with substantial changes management has made to pick-up and delivery services, have helped the company report a surge in profitability. The Royal Mail share price has reflected this growth. Over the past 12 months, the stock has returned around 230%. Over the same period, the FTSE All-Share has returned just 17%. However, after this smashing performance, I think the company’s fortunes could be about to change. Royal Mail share price outlookI cannot deny that Royal Mail has reported outstanding growth over the past 12 months. As noted above, the company has benefited from an increase in parcel volumes throughout the pandemic. Unfortunately, at this stage, it’s challenging to tell if this trend will last. As bricks-and-mortar stores have reopened around the country, consumers have returned to in-person shopping. This could lead to a decline in e-commerce activity, leading to a lower number of packages shipped. Indeed, the company itself is worried about what the future holds. As a result, it didn’t give profit guidance for the current fiscal year when it published its results for the 12 months to the end of March earlier this month. What’s more, the need for reinvestment in its operations means the firm could spend as much as £400m this year on capital projects. While this spending will be covered by the bumper profits reported for 2020, I think it shows the group’s challenges.Still, last year’s profits have helped transform the business. Strong free cash flow meant net debt fell 59.6% to £457m. And as noted above, a high level of free cash flow last year (£800m) has left the group with plenty of capital to reinvest.By modernising operations, the company may be able to reduce costs and improve efficiency, which would be positive for profitability and the Royal Mail share price. The additional capital may also provide more firepower for the group to expand its international division. Royal Mail’s international business, GLS, reported revenue growth of 28% last year. The bottom lineConsidering all of the above, I have mixed feelings about the Royal Mail share price. The company has the potential to continue to grow in 2021 and beyond, but nothing is guaranteed. Moreover, after the stock’s recent performance, the shares are starting to look slightly pricey.Overall, I wouldn’t buy at today’s price and if I owned it now, I’d take profits after the stock’s recent performance. The company’s profits may continue to expand, but after a 230% gain in 12 months, I would sell and look for growth elsewhere. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 28th May, 2021 | More on: RMG last_img read more

Hotshot: Blues scrum-half Dane Blacker

first_img TAGS: Cardiff Blues Get to know Cardiff scrum-half Dane Blacker in this exclusive Q&A. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hotshot: Cardiff Blues scrum-half Dane BlackerDate of birth 6 July 1998 Born Pontypridd Cub Cardiff Blues Country Wales Position Scrum-halfHow did you get involved in rugby?I used to watch my cousins play at our local rugby club, Ynysybwl, and I started playing myself at about seven. My father played for the local team, too, so I’d go to watch him on a Saturday. My family got me into it and it’s always been rugby for me – it’s about playing with friends.What positions have you played?I started at outside-half but when I realised I wasn’t growing, I had to change to scrum-half when I was 13 or 14. It’s much better for me because I’m small.When did you link up with Cardiff Blues?I played for Blues U16 and have been there ever since. I do a lot with Lloyd Williams, and Richie Rees is there as well as an academy coach. He’s helped me out a lot.What about Wales honours?I got my first Wales U18 cap against South Africa and played U20s last year, in the Six Nations and at the World Cup in Georgia. That was a really good experience.You played in the Singha Sevens at 18. How was that?It was really good. I scored the winning try against the Dragons which meant we qualified (for the finals in 2016) and it was another good experience at senior level. When I was 17, I also played for Pontypridd in the Premiership and I’m now in my second season with them. We’re in Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with the Blues and then have Premiership training on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and play on Saturdays.And you’ve played in the Pro14…Yes, I went on loan to the Dragons and actually made my debut for them. I played two games for them, against Ulster and Southern Kings in September, and then I came back to the Blues and was lucky enough to come off the bench against Glasgow.What are your strengths?Just playing fast, playing with tempo, sniping.Who did you grow up admiring?I used to watch Will Genia a lot and wanted to be like him. He plays fast too.What are your goals for this year?The big thing for me is to be involved at the Blues, and hopefully I’ll be involved in the World Cup with the U20s. I just want to play as much as I can. Hotshot: Get to know Cardiff Blues scrum-half Dane Blacker in our Q&A (Getty Images) RW Verdict: Blacker is doing a sports course as he recognises that rugby will “not last a lifetime”. He is currently out of action after cracking a bone in his back, so he’s missing the Six Nations but aims to be back for the Junior World Cup.This article originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of Rugby World magazine.last_img read more

House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects

first_img Architecture 00 House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects Main Contractor: Projects Architects: Peter Feeny Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562393/house-in-oxfordshire-peter-feeny-architects Clipboard 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/562393/house-in-oxfordshire-peter-feeny-architects Clipboard Neptune Building Services Preliminary Planning Approval: Cost Consultant:Cyril Smith LtdAudio Visual Consultant:Nick MarshallWood Consultant:TRADADesign Team:Peter Feeny, Matthias Thum, Ondrej Mundl, Richard Hood, David Max Phillips, Jose SotoCity:OxfordshireCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael DubreuRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. Situated on the outskirts of a village, an existing house was demolished to allow for a new build in order to maximize the relationship between the architecture and surrounding landscapes. Oak was selected to provide a universal and sustainable cladding material. Glazed perforations respond accordingly to each elevation providing a storyline between the interior function and the gardens or fields. A natural swimming pond is included in the wild meadow garden.Save this picture!© Rafael DubreuEnvironmental control is supported by a an MVHR system and supplemented by a wood pellet boiler. Solar heating panels housed horizontally to the flat garage roof provide an additional heat source while PV panels are remotely located within the production garden. Solar gain to the glazed areas on the south and west elevations is controlled by external blinds.Save this picture!© Rafael DubreuThe range of internal finishes has been limited to allow a shift of focus towards the landscape and the natural texture of the materials. Traditional forms and quality of workmanship are reflected in the details.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNorman Foster’s Interview with The European: “Architecture is the Expression of Values”InterviewsThe Digit / Anagram ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Year:  Services Engineer: CopyAbout this officePeter Feeny ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOxfordshireHousesUnited KingdomPublished on October 30, 2014Cite: “House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects” 30 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More 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 Structural Engineer: Momentum Lighttecnica, Paul Nulty Lighting Design Donovan Construction CopyHouses•Oxfordshire, United Kingdom House In Oxfordshire / Peter Feeny Architects ArchDaily “COPY” Year:  Houses photographs:  Rafael DubreuPhotographs:  Rafael Dubreu Save this picture!© Rafael Dubreu+ 22 Share Lighting Consultant: Landscape Architects: 2012 Photographs “COPY” United Kingdom Dan Pearson Studio, Hendy Curzon Gardenslast_img read more

Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920774/efjord-retreat-cabin-stinessen-arkitektur Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStinessen ArkitekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorwayPublished on July 11, 2019Cite: “Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur” 11 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920774/efjord-retreat-cabin-stinessen-arkitektur Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Norway Norway “COPY” Houses Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs:  Steve King, Snorre Stinessen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2017 Photographs Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: NemetschekSave this picture!© Snorre StinessenRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Efjord is in a branch off the Ofoten fiord. Ofoten fiord leads from inside of Narvik out to the Lofoten archipelago in Northern Norway. The site is positioned on an island called Halvarøy on a natural ledge in the terrain overlooking the fiord to the west, two of Norway´s most challenging climbing peaks towards the south and protected by a ridge in the terrain towards the east.Save this picture!© Steve KingThe client desired a retreat that focused on the panoramic views of the site, but also transported them to a feeling of isolation and total privacy, away from hectic work days in the city. The conceptual layout opens and closes the building in different directions, where the eastern part of the cabin closes towards some neighbouring buildings and opens towards a ridge and the close terrain on the other side. The opposite directions are sought at the front end of the cabin, opening up to the magnificent views towards the dramatic mountains and the fiord to the west.Save this picture!© Steve KingSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Steve KingThe two volumes are slightly offset to provide for sheltered outdoor areas and views towards the fiord also from the rear volume. The cabin is placed on height with the existing terrain to allow the outdoor spaces to interact seamlessly with the natural terrain. The terrain itself provided a natural orientation and positioning of the building that allows the different functions to work in tune with the movement of the sun and the balance between privacy and views.Save this picture!© Snorre StinessenThe exterior of the cabin consist of two materials; structural glazing and core pinewood. The wood is treated with iron sulfate to achieve an even patina. The interiors are clad in birch veneer, the floors in granite tiles, as the stone outside. Both types of wood are typical for this region. The sauna interiors and the ceiling of the sauna and bathrooms are clad in aspen slats because of the hygroscopic properties of the wood.Save this picture!© Snorre StinessenProject gallerySee allShow lessWhose Eyes on the Street / Liu Jian for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019ArticlesArchitect Phil Freelon Passes AwayArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Steve King+ 9Curated by Paula Pintos Share Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen ArkitekturSave this projectSaveEfjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitekturlast_img read more

IPC Media chooses Mental Health Foundation as charity of the year

first_img IPC Media has chosen the Mental Health Foundation as its charity of the year for 2010. More than half of voting employees chose the winner from four shortlisted causes.In 2009, IPC Media raised a record £40,000 for its charity of the year and will be organising a range of fundraising events throughout 2010 to support the Mental Health Foundation.Simon Denny, who works at IPC Media and campaigned for the Mental Health Foundation to be charity of the year 2010, said: “One in four people experience a mental health problem each year and as well as raising awareness of that among IPC staff, I’ll be campaigning for many of our magazines and websites to cover the issues.”www.mentalhealth.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: charity of the year corporate IPC Media chooses Mental Health Foundation as charity of the year AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 February 2010 | News  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

A month without word of detained blogger Ilham Tohti

first_img Follow the news on China Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Receive email alerts China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figurescenter_img News August 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A month without word of detained blogger Ilham Tohti April 27, 2021 Find out more News News ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the absence of information about blogger Ilham Tohti, the founder of the Uyghur Online blog (www.ulghurbiz.cn), since his arrest by police one month ago, on 7 July. Tohti had been relaying reports about the rioting that began on 26 June in Urumqi, the capital of the western province Xinjiang. The local authorities say he has “gone on holiday.”“We are very concerned about Tohti as we fail to understand why there has been no news of him,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for his immediate release. “The claims of the Xinjiang authorities are both absurd and outrageous. There is no doubt that he was arrested.”An economics professor at Beijing’s Central Nationalities University, Tohti disappeared on 7 July after reporting that he had received a summons from the police and that his website had been blocked following renewed rioting in Urumqi on 5 July. It was the third time this year that Uyghur Online had been blocked. The Chinese authorities pressured him to stop posting articles in March and again in June.On 12 March, Tohti posted this note on the website: “I hope my readers will forgive me but I must remain silent for a while. I have to face a lot of threats and harassment. But whatever happens, I urge my friends to continue our struggle.”After Chinese writer Wang Lixiong and his wife, Tibetan writer Woeser, launched an online campaign for Tohti’s release, they received a visit from Public Security Bureau officials who told them the authorities were not holding Tohti. But, as Woeser has said, if Tohti were free he would have reported it on his blog.The official news agency Xinhua has quoted Xinjiang Information Bureau spokesperson Hou Hanmin as saying Tohti had “gone on holiday.” The Mandarin News newspaper has tried in vain to get in touch with him.After the 5 July rioting, Xinjiang’s authorities referred on national television to the Uyghur Online and Diyarim.com websites as channels for organising the protests. Access to more than 50 Internet forums and discussion platforms, including Uyghur Online, was blocked. Access was also blocked to social-networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MSN messenger.Free expression is closely controlled in Xinjiang, especially since September 2001. The situation became extremely tense for bloggers after the rioting began in the province. March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist gets two-year prison sentence

first_imgReporters Without Borders today called for the immediate release of Algerian journalist Hassan Bourras, recently jailed for two years for libel after reporting on corruption by local officials in the western part of the country.”This sentence, along with a ban on working as a journalist for five years, sets Algeria back many years and once again shows the power of vested interests in their efforts to stop exposure of their illegal activities,” said the press freedom organisation’s secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Bouras is the victims of these big shots who think they are untouchable because they are far from the capital.””We are also appalled that news of this sentence did not appear on the front page of any national paper despite being the most serious media prosecution since the time when journalists were being kidnapped,” he said. “This is the severest punishment of a journalist since President Abdelaziz Bouteflika came to power in 1999.”Bourras, correspondent in the western town of El Bayadh for several dailies, including the Oran regional paper El Djazaïri and the national El Youm, was sentenced by a court in El Bayadh on 6 November. He was jailed first in El Bayadh and then transferred on 17 November to the prison in Saida. He has been on hunger-strike for the past few days.He was convicted after a complaint by the local prosecutor about two articles in El Djazaïri. One said the prosecutor’s wife had forged a document to obtain a job and the other reported illegal property dealings by prominent local people. He has proof of his accusations as well as witnesses.Bourras is also the correspondent in El Bayadh of the Algerian Human Rights League, which has formed a team of 10 lawyers to represent him at his appeal hearing, whose date has not yet been fixed.He was given a six-month suspended jail sentence in January this year after the provincial branch of the National Organisation of Mujahideens accused him of libelling the son of the organisation’s secretary. He was also physically attacked a few days after being sentenced. News May 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Algeria November 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist gets two-year prison sentencecenter_img Help by sharing this information Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation May 18, 2021 Find out more News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more