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GAN reiterates 2020 forecast despite Covid-19

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 25th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gambling software supplier GAN has reiterated its confidence in its 2020 forecast, which projected revenue of $37m-$39m, even as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) affects its sports betting vertical. Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Gambling software supplier GAN has reiterated its confidence in its 2020 forecast, which projected revenue of $37m-$39m, even as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) affects its sports betting vertical.This came alongside the developer’s 2019 results, which revealed a 114% year-on-year increase in revenue, to $30.0m for the year, as well as the signing up of Penn National Gaming and Michigan’s Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians as its latest clients.GAN said that, as of March 12th, online sports betting revenues had exceeded expectations. Even considering the suspension of all major sports from mid-March, revenue for the vertical is projected to come in ahead of target.Gross operator revenue for Q1 is expected to grow 15.9% to $140m. This is mostly driven by a 341% year-on-year increase in gross operator revenue from US online casino.Read more on iGB North America. Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe US Southern Europe Italy GAN reiterates 2020 forecast despite Covid-19 Email Addresslast_img read more

Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investing your first £1k? I’d buy the FTSE 100 index during the stock market crash

first_img Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images You’d have to be living under a rock to be oblivious to the mayhem in financial markets at the moment. Global stocks have plummeted as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19. So far, the FTSE 100 index has shed around 27% of its value.It may seem like the wrong time to be new to the world of investing. But rest assured, I think now could be one of the best times to invest for the next 5 to 10 years!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…If you’re about to take the plunge and make your first investment, you couldn’t have picked a better time. This is because many stocks within the UK’s premiership stock market index are trading on cheap valuations. For savvy investors, it’s the perfect time to grab a bargain.However, with an overwhelming selection of stocks, funds, and ETFs out there, you may be wondering where to start.Tracker fundsThe debate over whether tracker funds are better investments than individual stocks is heated. Let’s take a brief look at both sides:Index tracker funds have surged in popularity over recent years. They’re loved for their simplicity and accuracy.When you invest in an index fund (e.g., a FTSE 100 tracker fund), you essentially buy the entire index. This provides instant diversification across a range of sectors and industries.Individual sharesOwning a portfolio of individual stocks is often seen as the conventional approach to investing. It allows for greater freedom of choice over investments, adding a bit more excitement.It’s perfectly possible to be as diversified when owning individual shares as you would be owning a tracker fund, but it requires more money, as well as more time and effort.The verdictPersonally, I’d always recommend experienced investors to construct a portfolio of 10 to 20 good quality, diversified individual stocks. That way, you can have a good shot at outperforming the index and receiving greater returns.However, for inexperienced investors or those with little time on their hands, a FTSE 100 tracker fund is a solid choice. What’s more, it’s not necessarily an inferior strategy to investing in individual stocks.Juicy dividendsRegardless of where you invest that first £1,000, it’s important to hold investments for the long term. Bumper returns rarely come overnight.The FTSE 100 is renowned for its juicy dividend yield, averaging just under 5%. This means that for a £1,000 investment, you’d receive £50 in dividends each year. Re-investing those dividends back into the tracker fund speeds up the compounding process.On top of this, investing over the long term allows you to ride out the highs and lows of the market without taking a huge hit to your portfolio. Short-term losses shouldn’t affect you if you’re in it for the long term.The FTSE 100 is on offerThe FTSE 100 hasn’t been valued this low since 2012. There are vast amounts of quality stocks trading on dirt-cheap valuations at the moment. Think Aviva, Unilever, Lloyds, and Tesco just to name a few.A tracker fund eliminates the need to accumulate broker fees, make tough decisions, and saves time over choosing individual stocks.Ultimately, the FTSE 100 is usually an indicator of the health of the UK economy. So, if like me you’re bullish about long-term economic growth, a FTSE 100 tracker fund should be a strong buy.So don’t waste the stock market crash. Invest that first £1,000 for the long term and look forward to attractive returns in the future. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Investing your first £1k? I’d buy the FTSE 100 index during the stock market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. 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. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Enter Your Email Address 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. Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group and Tesco. 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.last_img read more

How I’d invest £250 a month in cheap UK shares

first_img 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 15th August, 2020 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. How I’d invest £250 a month in cheap UK shares Investing in equities such as cheap UK shares is one of the best ways to build wealth over the long term. However, some investors might find the process of investing in the stock market daunting, especially in the current environment.With that in mind, here’s my game plan for investing £250, or any other amount, in cheap UK shares right now.  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…Time to buy cheap UK shares A monthly investment of £250 might not seem like much at first. But this small monthly distribution could yield significant returns over the long run. The best strategy to invest this money may be to buy a diversified portfolio of cheap UK shares. There are two ways to do this. Either buy a portfolio of stocks, or buy a UK market tracker fund.Beginners may be better off following the second approach. This would enable them to build a portfolio at the click of a button, with no extra effort required. However, the first approach of buying individual cheap UK shares could yield higher returns.Investment options Investors are spoilt for choice right now when it comes to finding cheap stocks. While the market has rallied from its March low over the past few weeks, many businesses have been left behind. Investors might do well focusing on these businesses.Some of these companies might not make it through the crisis, but many others will. These stocks could produce huge returns for investors, offsetting any losses. There are a number of cheap UK shares that stand out right now. Companies such as Cineworld, Aggreko, and NatWest seem to have been written off by the market. These businesses may face further uncertainty in the short term. But, in the long run, they could yield high total returns for investors.They all have substantial competitive advantages and durable brands, which should help them attract customers. On a multi-year time horizon, the upside for financial firms like NatWest could be huge as a global economic recovery gets underway.Before the crisis, the group was also well on the way to becoming a FTSE 100 income champion. When the banking organisation is allowed to resume dividends, that trend could continue.Of course, there’s still the risk that some of these cheap UK shares might not make it. That’s why the best way could be to invest £250 a month in a diversified portfolio. This approach would allow investors to benefit from the upside while limiting losses if one company fails.All in all, while the market has rallied over the past few months, there are still plenty of bargains out there. It could be a great time to invest in these bargains using a monthly investment plan to spread the risk while benefitting from the upside. center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Telephone town hall tonight on COVID-19 with Rep Val Demings

first_img Reply Rep Val Demings Find resources here from Rep Demings on rental, mortgage and financial assistance, small business help, latest updates, work in Congress, and moreFrom Representative Val Demings As you know, Central Florida and the world are currently facing an unprecedented public health crisis as we work to manage an outbreak of COVID-19/Coronavirus. As your representative in Congress, my top priority is to protect your health and your economic security during this difficult time.Today, Thursday, April 2nd, at 7:10pm, I will be hosting a public, telephone town hall to speak directly with you and answer your questions regarding COVID-19, resources available to help you, and what we’re doing to get this pandemic under control.If you would like to join this important conversation, please call 855-962-1334 at 7:05pm on Thursday, or join us online at https://demings.house.gov/live.Below, you can find the current status of efforts to contain COVID-19, and resources to help you and your family during this pandemic. As you may know, Congress has also passed major expansions of health care funding, unemployment insurance, small business support, and other measures to help Americans weather this storm. You can find additional information on this work below.It is vital that you take this outbreak as seriously as possible and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of this new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19).COVID-19 is a flu-like virus which spreads through liquid droplets in the air and on surfaces. It can spread without you noticing, and people who appear healthy can be infected. Visible symptoms include a high fever and a dry cough.This disease is significantly more severe than the seasonal flu, frequently requiring hospitalization and medical intervention. It is especially deadly for seniors and Americans with compromised immune systems, but everyone is potentially at risk, and growing numbers of young and healthy Americans have been hospitalized.Any time you are close to another person, or touch a surface and then touch your face, you are at risk of exposure. To protect yourself and others, please:Wash your hands often, with hot water and soap. You should wash for at least 20 seconds, which is the minimum amount of time required to break down bacteria and germs.Stay home to the greatest extent possible (please be aware that Orange County is currently on a mandatory shelter at home order, banning all non-essential movement).If you must go out, maintain a six-foot separation between yourself and other people.Cover your mouth with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.Avoid touching your face—especially your eyes, nose, and mouth—as much as possible.Disinfect surfaces with bleach, high-concentration alcohol, or soap and water.Rely on trusted sources like Orange County, the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Be wary of false information on social media. Orange County is currently on a mandatory stay-at-home order. This means you should not leave home for any reason except essential travel. “Essential” travel means:Grocery shopping or picking up food (please remember to abide by the safety strategies above)Going to work (if you are unable to work from home)Picking up medication, or other medical needs (including for your pets)The U.S. State Department has announced a Level 4 travel advisory, meaning any non-essential travel outside of the country should be cancelled until further notice. If you are travelling (this is strongly discouraged), please enroll in the State Department’s STEP program here.The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline for this year. The new deadline is July 15th. Please file before this deadline if you are able. The Anatomy of Fear Our Work in Congress Tenita Reid 3 COMMENTS There are resources available to help you through this difficult time.A list of local resources can be found here.If you need assistance on these or any other issues, please contact my office here.Unemployment and Reemployment InsuranceIf you need unemployment insurance, you can get more information and sign up here.If you or a family member has been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. Visit Floridajobs.org for more information.Information on companies currently hiring can be found here. Additional help can be found here.Our latest legislative relief being considered by Congress, if signed by the president, will increase unemployment insurance in Florida from $275 to $875 per week.Financial AssistanceIf you need financial help, healthcare, or are in crisis, please call the free Heart of Florida United Way’s hotline. It is available 24/7 by dialing 211 or by texting your zip code to 898-211.Additionally, your local credit union may be able to provide low interest loans (in some cases even 0%), the ability to skip a payment on mortgages and other loans, and other assistance programs.Rental AssistanceOrange County has currently suspended all evictions and foreclosures. For help staying in your home, please call the Orange County Crisis Assistance Hotline at 407-836-6500.Food AssistanceSecond Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida works with hundreds of partners to ensure that no Central Floridian goes hungry. Their locations can be found here. There is also a food assistance form if you are unable to make it to a physical location.Heart of Florida United Way has food assistance available by dialing 211 or by texting your zip code to 898-211Orange County Public Schools are currently handing out free “grab n go” meals to students. These are available at Orange County schools from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The student must be present (in a car or on foot) to receive the meal. No child will be turned away. A full list of locations can be found here.Please also remember that many restaurants are still open for delivery and carry-out meals. Our small businesses need our support during this tough time.Help for Small BusinessesThe Small Business Administration is offering low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses and private non-profit organizations that have been financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Up to $2 million is available to help pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. You can see if your business qualifies and apply for assistance here.The state of Florida is offering Florida Emergency Bridge Loans for small business owners with two to 100 employees. These are interest-free loans of up to $50,000. For information can be found here. The deadline for this program is May 8th.Finally, we recently passed legislation to create a refundable payroll tax credit for small businesses for paid sick, family, and medical leave paid to employees affected by COVID-19. More information can be found here.Information About Federal MortgagesThe Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will suspend evictions and foreclosures for the next 60 days. The moratorium only applies to homeowners with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), such as those in public housing.Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are providing payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus for up to 12 months due to hardship.  Additionally, Freddie Mac has implemented a program offering relief to multifamily landlords whose mortgages are financed with a Freddie Mac multifamily fully performing loan. Contact your mortgage provider for more information.VA-backed Loans: The VA has asked mortgage providers to help distressed borrowers during this period. Please reach out to your mortgage provider for more information.Private Lenders (from Forbes)Ally Bank: Offering payment deferral for up to 120 days with no impact to your credit on home loans for customers affected by COVID-19.Bank of America: “If a person has a hardship related to the coronavirus and is unable to pay us or has an issue with their account, we encourage them to call our client services team…Home Loans Special Payment Forbearance and auto loan extensions are available to clients to assist with suspending payments during this difficult time.”BB&T: Offering mortgage forbearance for a minimum of 90 days for customers impacted by the current crisis.BMO Harris: Offering payment relief options on mortgages, home equity, loans and credit cards. Contact BMO Harris directly for more information.Charles Schwab Bank: Offering customers with mortgages or home equity lines of credit through Charles Schwab Bank and Quicken Loans can request payment relief for up to 90 days.Chase: Offering assistance with mortgage payments. Call 800-848-9380 for more information.Citi: Offering various hardship programs for eligible mortgage customers. Call 1-855-839-6253 for more information.Comerica Bank: Offering loan deferrals on various lending products. Call 888-444-9876 to discuss options for residential mortgage loans.East West Bank: Offering temporary mortgage payment relief options for those who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to a disruption of income related to COVID-19.Fifth Third Bank: Offering 90-day payment forbearance with no late fees on mortgages and home equity loans.HSBC: Offering financial assistance programs to help with customers’ mortgage or home equity loan payments who have suffered financial hardship. Call 855-806-4657 for more information.Huntington National Bank: Offering up to 90 days of payment deferral on all consumer loans, including residential mortgages, for those experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.M&T Bank: Offering mortgage and home equity repayment assistance to customers whose income has been reduced due to COVID-19 impact.New York Community Bank: Offering 90-day residential mortgage payment forbearances for customers whose income has been negative impacted by events linked to COVID-19.PNC Bank: Offering to postpone payments for up to 90 days with no late fees for customers with mortgages or home equity loans, among other lending products that are eligible.Quicken Loans: “We are following the processes outlined by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae to provide forbearance relief to those affected by COVID-19.”Regions Bank: Offering consumer mortgage payment relief upon request for 90 days for those negatively impacted by COVID-19.SunTrust: Offering mortgage forbearance for a minimum of 90 days for customers impacted by the current crisis.TD Bank: Offering payment deferral program for mortgages and home equity loans or lines of credit, as well as waiving late payment fees on each type of home loan product.Union Bank: Offering assistance with your mortgage or home equity account. For more information, called 800-237-0561.U.S. Bank: Offering a payment forbearance up to 90 days with no late fees on mortgages for those negatively impacted by the current crisis.Webster Bank: Offering options for payment deferrals on mortgages, home equity or personal loans, and small business loans, based on need. Webster is also putting in place a 90-day moratorium on foreclosure of residential loans.Wells Fargo: Offering payment deferral plans for customers with mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, small business loans and personal loans who have been impacted by COVID-19. Reply Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson, I watched your mayor’s report on You Tube on my cellphone and it was loud enough, but when I tried to watch the city council meeting of April 1, 2020, I could not fully hear it enough, even though my phone’s volume was all the way up. It needed to be louder, so it could be heard. Tell the IT people to make the volume louder, next time you all record. I have some earplug headphones somewhere around the house, but can’t find them, but I really should not have to use them to hear the council meeting on this phone. Otherwise, I like the city council meetings on You Tube, and thank you for spending the three thousand dollars for the camera outfit to film the meetings. Take care, and stay safe mayor! I hear that some places are wanting to make wearing a mask mandatory. I hate the things, but I would or could wear one. I have worn them occasionally when mowing very dry grass, but they are pretty hard to breathe through. I have been watching the crime shows, and tv shows like Secrets of the Morgue, and Dr. G, the medical examiner, oh my favorite……and I was watching today’s episode about an autopsy of a man that fell out and died, they showed him walking around Lake Eola with his family…..long story short…..that Dr. G was making horrible faces as she opened up that dead man’s abdomen and she indicated the smell was awful, and that he was very badly infected, and she did not have on a mask!!!!! A gown, gloves…but no mask!!!! I could not believe what I was seeing!!! NO MASK!!! This was on 18-2 Justice. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply April 3, 2020 at 1:48 am Important Resources If you begin to feel sick, call your primary health care provider. Do not go to an emergency room. Do not go to a doctor’s office. This will spread the virus.There is a drive-through testing site at the Orlando Convention Center. Please only get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are a health care worker or first responder.For more information on testing, you can contact the Florida Health Department COVID-19 Hotline, which is open 24/7, at 1 (866) 779-6121center_img To address the damage caused by Coronavirus and protect Americans’ economic security, we have passed three crucial pieces of legislation to provide emergency funds for health assistance, free testing, loans for small businesses affected by the outbreak, vaccines and other critical medical supplies, food programs (especially for the children and elderly), and expanded unemployment benefits. We have also established a federal emergency paid leave benefits program and required certain employers to issue paid sick leave for employees.Last week, we passed a third and larger legislative package. I fought to ensure that this legislation puts workers and small businesses first. Our communities need direct and immediate assistance to keep us afloat during the pandemic. As part of this package, Democrats have fought for and won:A massive increase in Unemployment Insurance benefits to match the average paycheck, including to freelancers and gig workers who are typically excluded but compose a large and growing part of the U.S. economy.A significant expansion of fast relief for small businesses, and making rent, mortgage and utility costs eligible for SBA loan forgiveness. Additionally, loans for businesses who retain workers (and loan forgiveness if those workers are paid)Billions of dollars for hospitals and safety equipment to keep doctors, nurses, and first responders safeBillions of dollars of emergency education funding and debt relief for student loans.Prevention of secret bailouts, and special oversight requirements to require that money being given to big business is spend on workers, not enriching owners.In addition to this legislative work, I have been working to ensure that IRS refunds are not delayed, to protect first responders, to ensure that Florida gets the medical supplies and materials we need, and to push the governor to extend a shelter in place order to cover all of Florida in the interest of public safety. TAGSCOVID-19Rep. Val DemingsResourcesTelephone Town Hall Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleSenator Bracy to host free food distribution April 3rd for Apopka & District 11 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Current News and Important Updates April 3, 2020 at 1:06 am Please enter your comment! What To Do If You Feel Sick You are doing a great job Representative Val Demings and keep up the good work and try to stay safe during this pandemic. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Tenita Reid Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Tenita Reid April 3, 2020 at 1:13 am Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name herelast_img read more

AD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd Wright

first_img Year:  Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerWritten by Megan Sveiven Share AD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd WrightSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd Wright United States AD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd Wright ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115102/ad-classics-wingspread-frank-lloyd-wright Clipboard Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright Year Completion year of this architecture project Housescenter_img “COPY” 1937 Copy+ 20Houses•Wind Point, United States Photographs CopyAbout this officeFrank Lloyd WrightOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesWind PointHousesUnited StatesPublished on February 25, 2011Cite: Megan Sveiven. “AD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd Wright” 25 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Galen Frysinger,  Boston CollegeText description provided by the architects. One of the many houses designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Wingspread also known as the Herbert F. Johnson House represents many of the key themes found in all architecture of Wright.Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodEGGERLaminatesFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaDesigned for Herbert Johnson of the Johnson Wax Company, the house was built only a year before their renown corporate headquarters in Racine.Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerThe basic layout of the house is centered around the core living room space, referred to as The Great Hall on the floorplans, with four wings extended forming zones for the family. These include the master’s bedroom, children’s rooms, kitchen and servants quarters and the guestrooms and garage.Save this picture!©  Boston CollegeThe gigantic dome of the living room features a tall stone shaft that rises from the center, housing a total of five fireplaces. This massive chimney structure further separates the house, dividing the living room into four spaces; entrance, living room, dining room and library. Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerTotaling fourteen thousand square feet of floor space, the house was monumental in it’s time.Save this picture!©  Boston CollegeAs in all of his work, the play of light within the Wingspread is remarkable. Opened up by rows and rows of skylights, the living room is flooded with natural light. Wright also incorporates views betewen levels, allowing family members to look down into the central spaces.Save this picture!©  Boston CollegeFlooring is constructed out of four foot concrete squares, which help moderate the temperature of the house through their use of radiant heating. The slight glossiness is achieved using none other than the homeowner’s Johnson Wax which was specifically designed after the construction of this house and and the corporate headquarters.Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerTo add a playful touch to the elegant and beautiful interior of Wingspread, Frank Lloyd Wright introduced a spiral staircase for the children that led up to a lookout (or belvedere) on the roof.Save this picture!© Galen FrysingerUpon completion of three-quarters of the house, Mrs. Johnson passed away which led to an increasing disinterest in the construction of the house for Mr. Johnson. Wright once said that upon experiencing life within the house that she had desired so much, Mr. Johnson was able to be rejuvinated and find himself again.Save this picture!©  Boston CollegeIn an autobiography, Wright is quoted to have expressed complete satisfaction with the high level of quality and workmanship found in the home’s woodwork and furniture. Save this picture!©  Boston College”Wingspread has the best brickwork I have seen in my life, and the materials of construction and the workmanship throughout are everywhere substantial.”Save this picture!©  Boston CollegeProject gallerySee allShow lessThomas Phifer and PartnersArticlesIn Progress: Sunset Park Materials Recycling Facility / Selldorf ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/115102/ad-classics-wingspread-frank-lloyd-wright Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

World’s largest haunted attraction open for Halloween season

first_imgprintCutting Edge customers wait outside.If you’ve been looking for the right haunted house to get you in the Halloween spirit, the answer may be Cutting Edge.The haunted house, a popular Fort Worth attraction, is a re-purposed meat packing plant located on East Lancaster Avenue.Last year it was awarded two Guinness World Records for being the World’s Longest Walk Through Haunted House as well as the World’s Largest Haunted Attraction.This multi-level attraction takes about an hour to complete, though that time is probably closer to two and a half hours if line time is taken into consideration. While timed tickets and speedpass admission are available to cut wait time, the line is where the experience begins.Guests wait in front of a giant skull entrance as a projector plays horror themed music videos.By 8 p.m. actors make their way into the line. Zombies lunge at unsuspecting passersby and crawl across the gravel lot to grab guests’ feet. Clowns will sneak into selfie backgrounds, going unnoticed until the photographer looks back at the picture, or occasionally rev a chainsaw engine by visitors’ ears.A prop bus outside the haunted house.The house itself can be described as an hour long adrenaline rush.The visibility is so low that guests find themselves questioning whether each prop is living and whether it will jump up at them (SPOILER: It probably is, and it probably will).Possibly the most intense part of the experience is saved for last: the bubble tunnel.At first it seems innocent enough but guests may have second thoughts once they enter it. Foam completely envelopes everyone in the 50 meter tunnel, making it nearly impossible to see or breathe. By the time visitors emerge on the other side, they’re completely soaked.Cutting Edge will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now until Nov. 5.It’s also open on Valentine’s Day and every Friday the 13th.General admission tickets cost $29.99, while speedpasses cost $49.99. Tickets can be purchased online or on location. Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt ‘The Office Gif Club’ GroupMe gives hundreds of students an Office gif a day Twitter Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ TCU holds fourth annual TCU Gives Day to gather donations for the university Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Twitter Facebook Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/center_img Previous articlePi Kap Push Week ends on a high noteNext articleMusic Around Fort Worth – CIITY Paris Jones RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Paris Jones Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The University of Houston-Downtown Paris Jones is a senior news and media studies major from Mason, Texas. She serves a managing editor for TCU360.com. One of her proudest accomplishments is her ability to drink a half liter bottle of water in seven seconds. ReddIt + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Off campus shooting incident ‘not a random act,’ no TCU students involved Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/last_img read more

Online freedoms threatened by another step towards treaty’s adoption

first_imgNews Receive email alerts Signatories:Oslobodjenje (1993), Taslima Nasreen (1994), Wei Jingsheng (1996), Salima Ghezali (1997), Nurit Peled-Elhanan (2001), The Belarusian Association of Journalists (2004), Reporters sans frontières (2005), Damas de Blanco (2005), Hauwa Ibrahim (2005), Aliaksandr Milinkevich (2006), Salih Mahmoud Mohamed Osman (2007), Hu Jia (2008), Memorial (2009) Organisation RSF_en The signatories, winners of the Sakharov Prize and members of the Sakharov Network, call on all MEPs to take a stand and to refuse to adopt ACTA when they are asked to vote on it in the coming days. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan A free and open Internet is now essential for expression and communication, and for the sharing of knowledge and democratic participation. Forcing companies into private-sector censorship of the Internet with no judicial oversight in order to protect mostly outdated economic models would be a disproportionate violation of freedom of expression, information and communication. Going down such a path is against the very principles on which the European Union was founded. In particular, Reporters Without Borders condemns:- The requirement that signatory countries establish private policies for copyright enforcement online through cooperation mechanisms- The right accorded to the relevant authorities to ask Internet Service Providers to transmit personnal data identifying their clients- The requirement to criminally prosecute suppression of metadata (data identifying a file’s content and origins) and circumvention of Digital Rights Management (DRM).- The possibility for governments to define legal exceptions to DRM circumvention. At a time when many governments and private-sector actors seek increased control over this global network, any legislation hampering the free flow of information and knowledge should be treated with the outmost caution. June 8, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia Statement by the Sakharov LaureatesAppeal to Members of the European Parliament Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was negotiated in secrecy and is now being forced on elected representatives as a done deal to which they are asked to assent. This approach represents a dangerous bypassing of the democratic process. Thirteen members of the Sakharov Network of winners of the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought appeal today to MEPs to reject the agreement in order to protect freedom of expression and of information. to go furthercenter_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (itself a winner of the Sakharov Prize in 2005) supports the Sakharov laureates’ statement. The organization, which defends freedom of information, repeatedly voiced its concerns about ACTA, calling on the negotiators “not to sacrifice online free speech and access to information for the sake of combating piracy and the counterfeiting of works protected by copyright”. EU Parliament must protect freedom of expression and of information by rejecting ACTA As Europe grapples with a major crisis of identity and values, the European Parliament has an historic responsibility. By rejecting ACTA, EU elected representatives would help preserve the infrastructure that is needed for the future of our societies and our democracy. According to the advocacy group La Quadrature du Net, “by privatizing online censorship in the name of copyright, ACTA would have a dreadful impact on our freedoms online, but also on innovation and growth for Internet companies. The European Parliament is our last chance to reject ACTA.” The Council of the European Union announced today that it will adopt the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The agreement will be formally signed by EU governments during a World Trade Organization meeting that is due to take place in Geneva from 15 to 17 December. It will then be up to the European Parliament to adopt or reject it. News The last two points have the effect of banning censorship circumvention resources that are indispensible tools for ensuring the flow of news and information in countries such as Iran or China (see detailed article). The content of this agreement is no less worrying. In the name of copyright enforcement, the European Union and other signatories would be bound to put pressure on Internet actors, compelling them to monitor and police the network. The pressure will be reinforced by the threat of criminal sanctions on the vague grounds of abetting and aiding infringement. June 4, 2021 Find out more December 15, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Online freedoms threatened by another step towards treaty’s adoption “In the name of copyright enforcement, the European Union and other signatories would be bound to put pressure on Internet actors, compelling them to monitor and police the network,” the Sakharov laureates warned. See the full text of their appeal below. 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Reporters Without Borders shocked by 11-year prison sentence on journalist

first_img News News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Follow the news on Iran   Reporters Without Borders expressed shock today at the jailing for 11 years of 71-year-old Iranian journalist Siamak Pourzand (see photo) and said it was very concerned about his plight since it was not known where he was being held.”The Iranian authorities are once more showing their very great contempt for human rights,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This complete lack of information about such an elderly journalist, who is also very ill, is unacceptable. The authorities must say where he is being held.”Iran has the dubious title of being the biggest prison for journalists in the Middle East, with 11 imprisoned. In the past month, four jail sentences have been imposed on journalists. RSF, which has called for their immediate release, has put Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Guide of the Islamic Revolution and the country’s supreme spiritual leader, on its worldwide list of predators of press freedom.Judge Jafar Sabri, of Court 1610, told the daily newspaper Iran in an interview published on 15 May that Pourzand had been jailed for 11 years, not eight, as had previously been reported. Pourzand was convicted on 3 May of having “undermined state security through having links with monarchists and counter-revolutionaries.”” His court-appointed lawyer filed an appeal. The head of the Iranian prison system, Morteza Bakhtiari, said the journalist was not being held in any of the country’s prisons.Iranian officials have made no comment in the wake of the many protests by international human rights organisations and very few reformist newspapers have mentioned Pourzand’s plight.His family has had no news since his sister visited him at the Amaken detention centre, near Teheran, in early March, when he seemed very ill. His sister was recently refused permission to visit by the authorities, who said he was too ill.Pourzand was seized by security police on 29 November last year and held in a secret place for four months without access to a lawyer or a doctor. The authorities said nothing about his disappearance. He was head of Teheran’s artistic and cultural centre and also a cultural commentator for several reformist newspapers that have since been shut down. Receive email alerts RSF_en June 9, 2021 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information to go further March 18, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed shock at the jailing for 11 years of 71-year-old Iranian journalist Siamak Pourzand (see photo) and said it was very concerned about his plight since it was not known where he was being held. Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News May 17, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders shocked by 11-year prison sentence on journalist News IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Newspaper editor killed in bomb attack in Khulna

first_img Receive email alerts June 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor killed in bomb attack in Khulna May 19, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Organisation Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention to go further Help by sharing this information BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladeshcenter_img February 22, 2021 Find out more Humayun Kabir Balu, editor of the regional daily Dainik Janmabhumi, is the second journalist to be killed in Khulna since the beginning of the year. His son, a journalism student, was also injured in the bomb attack for which a banned Maoist party has admitted responsibility. RSF_en BangladeshAsia – Pacific News The editor of a regional daily in south-western Khulna has been killed in a bomb attack, less than six months after the murder there of a BBC World Service local correspondent. A far-left armed group admitted responsibility.Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) and the Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communications (BCDJC) joined in expressing their revulsion at the 27 June killing of Humayun Kabir Balu, 57, editor of Dainik Janmabhumi.Manik Shaha, of the daily New Age and a BBC correspondent was murdered when a bomb was thrown at his head in Khulna on 15 January. At least 13 journalists have been killed in south and south-west Bangladesh in the past ten years.  Balu was the second Khulna press club president to be killed in 2004.While the government continues to claim there is no press freedom problem in Bangladesh, armed groups and criminals of every stripe hold sway in entire regions of the country, the organisations said. They both called on the government, particularly the home affaires minister, to do everything possible to find and punish those behind the killing.Attackers threw two bombs at Balu as he got out of his car in front of the Dainik Janmabhumi offices. He suffered serious stomach and leg injuries and died in hospital one hour later. His son, Asif Kabir, a journalism student, was seriously injured. Police sealed off the neighbourhood but failed to catch his attackers, who escaped on a motorbike. They found two intact metal bottles filled with explosives at the scene. RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage News A man calling himself “Ripon Ahmed”, the regional head of the Janajuddha (ML) faction of the clandestine Maoist Purba Bangla Communist Party, admitted responsibility in a telephone call to the Khulna press club of which Balu was president, calling him a “class enemy”.Several Khulna-based journalists said that Balu had received death threats in the previous weeks from criminals who demanded that he paid them the equivalent of 700 euros. The journalist had informed press club officials about the threats on 22 June.Khulna journalists announced a week of demonstrations to call for justice and to pay tribute to their colleague, a veteran of the 1971 war of independence.A Reporters Without Borders and BCDJC delegation went to Khulna in March 2002, in response to warnings from press club leaders, including Manik Shaha and Humayun Kabir Balu, about the constant threat to the local press from far-left movements, which after years of armed struggle, had really turned themselves into criminal gangs. Newslast_img read more