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first_img whatsapp Diary whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndo KCS-content Show Comments ▼ LIQUIDITY INFUSIONSFamous for the harsh schedule inflicted upon its toiling delegates, this year’s party merry-go-round at Davos was no exception. Drinks and well-watered dinners kick off from 6pm, with the central Belvedere hotel boasting around a dozen venues for simultaneous drunken revelry. They then proceeded to a collection of “nightcaps” at 10pm, and usually end in a raucous sing-along at Hotel’s Europe’s Piano Bar in the not-so-small hours.So who can lay claim to this year’s party highlights? CNBC bagged an impressive bevy of chief executives at its event on the second night, with Deutsche Bank’s Josef Ackermann and Prudential’s Tidjane Thiam sticking around to the small hours. And props must go to Standard Chartered for its Asian-themed nightcap, which featured half a dozen elaborately lit ice sculptures (including a Buddha head) and delicious fresh fruit cocktails.McKinsey meanwhile, dropped its exclusive entrance policy around midnight after handing out dozens of psychedelic necklaces and bringing in a big band booked till the small hours. Few could boast the exclusive location nabbed by business PR supremo Matthew Freud, however, who held his gig in a log cabin at the top of the funicular (Davos’ cliff railway that takes passengers 300m up into the mountains for a few minutes’ ride). Luckily the champagne at the top more than made up for the oddness of having one’s ears pop on the way to a party. DAVOS BABIESIt’s not just the wizened, middle-aged execs keeping up the party spirit, however. They’re helped along by a flock of youthful types who make up the “One Young World” crowd, a kind of “junior Davos” organisation that aims to bring the over-achieving under-25s together for networking events throughout the year, with the next event being in Zurich in September. Luckily for aspiring City whizz kids, they’re recruiting for attendees to hear keynote speakers that will including Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Lazard chairman Ken Costa and Bob Geldof. It seems there’s no escaping a new generation of Davos progeny. THE LOUNGE-OFFFollowing on from a previous item about Davos’ many sponsored lounges, we hear that there was some fierce lounging rivalry between two of the big-four accountants, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Their styles could hardly have been more different: KPMG boasted a collection of stately decorative additions to the breakfast room with a view out onto the Alps and a delicious free lunch buffet everyday.But rival Pricewater-houseCoopers went for something that little bit more stylish. The PwC “Thought Cafe” offered the wandering delegate a dreamy subterranean landscape dressed in erratically cut strips of white nylon, lit in funky pink and orange and stretched into canopies and cubby holes for important meetings. And the achingly cool white leather and see-through plastic furniture was complemented by several pointlessly large tubs of overripe oranges, for those feeling guilty about their fruit intake.Yet it wasn’t the nylon or the fruit that won the day so much as the PwC lounge’s ready access to power sockets for laptop-users. After all, the Davos crowd is ever a power-hungry lot. Sunday 30 January 2011 10:20 pm Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Established stocks take back mantle

first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 8:05 pm Established stocks take back mantle Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org STOCKS in developed markets have rallied in the opening weeks of this year, driven by more optimistic forecasts from the US and Europe.Despite a knock to equities from the recent uprisings in the Middle East, developed country markets are attracting investors more than emerging markets, for the first time since 2007.The MSCI World Index of equities, designed to measure the equity market performance of 24 developed markets, began the year on 1277.20, but shot up 6.6 per cent to 1362.62 by the end of last week.The Libyan crisis has seen the measure of stocks slip to 1358.10, but analysts remain optimistic.“Developed markets, led by Wall Street, have outperformed emerging markets, which have been going nowhere for a few months,” Brewin Dolphin chief strategist Mike Lenhoff told City A.M.The boost has been driven by upwardly revised economist forecasts in the West. In America the recovery is being boosted by a “unique” environment of loose monetary and fiscal policy, Lenhoff said.“US is operating in its own orbit,” he added. “In Europe there’s at least fiscal austerity. Yet Germany too, the anchor of the Eurozone, is going very strong, and the French outlook has been upwardly revised.”In emerging markets, stocks fell 2.7 per cent between the start of 2011 and the end of last week (from 1153.55 to 1122.01, as measured by the MSCI Emerging Markets index).The slowdown reflects greater monetary tightening in the world’s upcoming countries, where economies were starting to overheat, Lenhoff said.“In China both rates and the reserve requirement have increased,” he said, “while rates are going up everywhere – India, Korea, Latin America, and in emerging European countries like Poland and Hungary.”The rise in commodity prices is more likely to affect people in developing countries, Lenhoff explained: “If more of a family’s budget goes to keeping body and soul together, food prices bear greater importance.” This has made rate hikes more urgent in those areas, Lenhoff said. Share KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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I’d invest £10k in these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares today to make a million

first_img 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. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 | More on: BDEV POLY Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. I’d invest £10k in these 2 cheap FTSE 100 shares today to make a million Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of Barratt Developments. 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.center_img Investing in the FTSE 100 today may not seem to be a sound means of increasing your chances of making a million. After all, the world economy faces a highly challenging future that could lead to difficult trading conditions for many businesses.However, with valuations on offer across the index appearing to factor in many of the risks faced by FTSE 100 members, now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of companies for the long run.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…Here are two such companies that could improve your financial prospects, and may increase your chances of obtaining a seven-figure portfolio.PolymetalGold miners such as Polymetal (LSE: POLY) are likely to benefit from a recent rise in the price of precious metals. The gold price is close to a record high and could continue to move upwards in the short run owing to rising demand for perceived safer assets.Polymetal recently reported a 5% rise in production in the first quarter of the year. This contributed to a 9% rise in its revenue for the period, with it currently on track to meet production guidance for the full year.In 2020, the FTSE 100 company is expected to deliver a 41% rise in its net profit. Despite this, it currently trades on a relatively attractive valuation. It has a price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.3. As such, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it for the long run. You see, its operational and financial performance appears to be relatively attractive during an uncertain period for the wider economy.FTSE 100 housebuilder BarrattUnlike precious metals miners, housebuilders such as Barratt (LSE: BDEV) have experienced a highly challenging period over recent months.The FTSE 100 company recently reopened its construction sites and sales offices following a period of closure during lockdown. While this is likely to be positive news for the company, there continues to be a lack of clarity as to how demand for new homes will be impacted by a weak economic outlook. In fact, with unemployment set to rise and consumer confidence at a low level it would be unsurprising for the company’s sales performance to remain at a low ebb over the coming months.However, Barratt’s share price appears to factor in many of the risks it currently faces. It trades 30% lower than it did at the start of the year, and may therefore offer a wide margin of safety to new investors.Furthermore, with Barratt being the UK’s largest housebuilder and it having a strong balance sheet compared to some of its peers, it may be in a good position to extend its competitive position to deliver higher profit growth over the coming years. Therefore, now could be the right time to buy a slice of it. See all posts by Peter Stephens 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! 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.last_img read more

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Rugby Statistics: Does World Cup form matter?

first_img How much attention should be given to form going into a World Cup? Significance may well be attached to ‘building momentum’ in competitions such as the Rugby Championship beforehand, but winning that trophy is no guarantee of success later in the calendar year. Previous Tri-Nations / Rugby Championship victors in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 didn’t progress further than the semi-final stage at the World Cup that year.World Cup preparation does require a balancing act for coaches, with a need to welcome players back into the team environment after a domestic season, manage injuries and find the right mix between fitness and skills training. There is also a question of whether to give established combinations match time or rotate the squad and look at less experienced options.Below is a comparison between the previous four World Cup final winning XVs and the starting teams fielded in the preceding Tri-Nations / Rugby Championship or Six NationsAllowing for later injuries (such as Jean de Villiers), it can still be seen in 2007 that the South Africa sides picked in their final two Tri-Nations matches against Australia and New Zealand were very different to the team that later lifted the Webb Ellis Cup.  South Africa’s coach Jake White said at the time that it was “ludicrous to risk South Africa’s top players on an overseas tour in World Cup year” and the need to keep key players fresh was given priority over results.Winning run: England had won 35 of their 40 Tests leading up to the 2003 World Cup triumphIn contrast to New Zealand in 2011 (second in Rugby Championship), South Africa 2007 (third) and Australia in 1999 (second), England went into the 2003 World Cup campaign having already won a competition that year.  They won 35 of 40 Tests from the beginning of 2000 until the start of the 2003 tournament, with Six Nations titles in three of those four seasons. There was also English success in the Heineken Cup in this period with Northampton winning the trophy in 2000 and then Leicester in 2001 and 2002.England coach Sir Clive Woodward had a different approach to Jake White and opted to take a full strength team on a successful trip to New Zealand and Australia before the World Cup. A desire to generate “huge momentum” was provided as the reason in his book, Winning! Those victories in Wellington and Melbourne in June 2003 can be seen as important steps towards the later triumph, but it also true that losing both tour games in the Tri-Nations didn’t hurt New Zealand in 2011, South Africa in 2007 nor Australia in 1999. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Timed run: The All Blacks won the 2011 World Cup despite not winning the Tri-Nations that preceded it The above shows Test win rate per year, for the Rugby Championship and Six Nations teams from 1996-2015 and their World Cup finishing positions in that period.Taking a range of results from the start of the preceding season up until the final warm up match, Australia won 16 of 20 Tests before the 1999 tournament, England 17 of 19 before 2003 and New Zealand 16 of 19 before 2011.South Africa had a record of just 11 wins from 21 Tests from June 2006 until August 2007 and three victories in ten games against their main Southern Hemisphere rivals. However there was success at Super Rugby level. South African teams had a 55% win rate against New Zealand and Australian opponents in 2007, which has proved to be their highest rate in 20 seasons of the competition. The Bulls won the Super Rugby final that year and repeated that feat in 2009 and 2010. In total nine of the starters from the 2007 final between the Bulls and Sharks made began the World Cup Final, five months later.Come good: South Africa had been in fair-to-middling form in Tests, but their Super Rugby teams had been dominantMuch is made of French inconsistency but they have made at least the semi-final stage in each of the previous four World Cups. It should be noted that the Les Bleus did perform well the year before each of those tournaments – with Six Nations triumphs in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 and achieving Grand Slams three times.However it is now France’s Pool D rivals Ireland with the superior Test form. Joe Schmidt’s side have won 13 of their previous 15 matches and the Six Nations in consecutive years.  There is an expectation that Ireland will reach at least the semi-final this year and with a potential route there of matches against Romania, Canada, Italy, France and likely Argentina, that optimism is understandable. New Zealand have been beaten just twice in 50 matches and could well take 11 starters from the 2011 final to the upcoming World Cup. They can call upon a front row combination of Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu and Owen Franks that have started 21 Tests together, a backrow trio of Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw and Kieran Read that have 27 starts and a midfield pairing of Conrad Smith and Ma’a Nonu with 55 starts.Even with that experience and impressive winning record they will be aware that injuries, conditions, pressure and refereeing decisions all have the potential to act as levellers in elimination games. After all, the All Blacks went into the 2007 tournament having won 18 of the previous 20 matches, but were knocked out at the quarter-final stage. Meanwhile, an England team that had won only seven of 21 Tests pre-tournament and well beaten 36-0 by South Africa in the group stage, reached the final.last_img read more

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Best tries of the Top 14 – Round 6

first_imgFriday Sep 24, 2010 Best tries of the Top 14 – Round 6 With so much rugby taking place right now, its difficult to not only keep track of the all the goings on, but make sure the best clips are posted in a timely fashion. Your patience is appreciated as RD attempts to maintain a high standard and continue to please. For now, well catch up on the best tries from Round 6 of the Top 14.As its from two weekends ago, well not focus too much on the match reports and scores but rather just mention the stand out tries that make the Top 14 such a great tournament to watch.For Stade Francais Sergio Parisse crossed for a nice try against Brive after a great flick pass by Lionel Beauxis, while Ollie Phillips also flew in for a nice one down the wing. For Perpignan, Farid Sid dived over after some great work by dangerous fullback Jerome Porical, and Maxime Medard crossed for a typically classy Toulouse try.Montpellier, who we saw earlier this week with a few classic triesin their Round 7 meeting with Agen, showed how good they are with ball in hand as they once again displayed some great handling against Castres as they sent Geoffrey Doumerou away for a try.Toulon thumped Agen, with Jonny Wilkinson returning to the type of form that has had his club president comparing him to his 2003 version. He scored a great try as Toulon stretched down field and he stayed in support of talented number eight, Juan Fernandez Lobbe.The number one try comes from the same game as the Francois Steyn/Sireli Bobo quick restarttry you will have seen featured here last week. It was an awesome try in that Seru Rabeni broke the line and passed to fellow Fijian, veteran Norman Ligairi, who then had to sprint to the corner to beat another Fijian flyer, the aforementioned Bobo. Classic stuff. :: Related Posts :: Best Tries of the Top 14 – Round 6 Time: 04:54 Note: Apologies for the size/quality on this one. Clip courtesy of lerugbynistere.fr ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Another classic Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins post match interview one liner

first_imgSaturday May 9, 2015 Another classic Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins post match interview one liner Nick Cummins has come up with another pearler of an interview following the Western Force’s 18-11 victory over the Waratahs in Perth earlier today. View the interview, that featured one genius line in particular, by following the link to the Fox Sports site here.If you don’t fancy watching the whole thing, and don’t mind the quick spoiler here [stop reading now], when asked about the challenge of the Waratahs he said: “Basically, you’ve got to be like a midget in a urinal – you’ve got to be on your toes.”He went on to say that if you’re not careful, ‘they’ll bloody take your scone [head] off’.Cummins is hoping to be included in Michael Cheika’s Wallabies Rugby World Cup squad for later in the year, but said that he felt he still needed to do a little more – since returning from Japan – to impress.In the same fixture last year, Cummins actually grabbed a hat-trick against the Waratahs, while today was the Force’s third consecutive victory over the reigning Super Rugby champions.View more from the Honey Badger in the Related Posts listed belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Deolali House / SPASM Design Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Sebastian Zachariah+ 24 Share Year:  photographs:  Sebastian ZachariahPhotographs:  Sebastian ZachariahContractors:Narendra PiseEngineers:Rajeev Shah & AssociatesDesign Team:Sangeeta Merchant, Mansoor Kudalkar, Gauri Satam, Denver Periara, Divyesh Kargathra, Sanjeev PanjabiCity:DeolaliCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. The site selection took 8 months and several walks over many many trips.An exceptionally beautiful acreage of rolling undulated landscape, on the edge of a pristine reservoir, with an expansive sky and surrounded by several picturesque hills… Second homes, country living has caught on in cities with manic lives like Bombay.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahChosen to build one of the first homes on the pristine virgin site Spasm, had a rather daunting task. The budget needed to be tight to assure other buyers that a lifestyle in unison with the surrounds could be lived affordably.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahBeing remote, the approach to use precut metal components made sense. A flat body for the house was also relevant, to capture the expansive, almost CINEMASCOPE panoramas. A low tech lifestyle, was deemed appropriate, as breakdowns in electricity supply, lack of maintenance help, in the region being issues.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahDisfiguring the land was not an option, or a precedent we wanted to set. Most of the site being a gently sloping rock allowed for an economical foundation strategy.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe act of arrival is heightened by the top entry where the reservoir view is served upon the large flat usable roof… The topography gave the cues on siting the house… as one walks down the entry stair the house reframes the views by breaking them down into precious FREEZE-FRAMES.Save this picture!© Sebastian ZachariahThe rest fell in place seeking cross ventilation, gravitational water supply, wear worthy materials, celebration of the colors of the natural landscape, taking in the sky and its varied hues, as the lakes surface and the movement of the sun creates magical atmospheres every hour…..Project gallerySee allShow lessSpace Packing Architecture: The Life and Work of Alfred NeumannEventThomas V. Vonier Elected 2017 AIA PresidentArchitecture News Share 2014 Deolali House / SPASM Design Architects “COPY” Deolali House / SPASM Design ArchitectsSave this projectSaveDeolali House / SPASM Design Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/631368/deolali-house-spasm-design-architects Clipboard Houses Photographs Architects: SPASM Design Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/631368/deolali-house-spasm-design-architects Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily 2014 Area:  454 m² Area:  454 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Deolali, India India “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSPASM Design ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDeolaliHousesIndiaPublished on May 20, 2015Cite: “Deolali House / SPASM Design Architects” 19 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Paliashvili 67 Building / T-Architects

first_img Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956894/paliashvili-67-building-t-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/956894/paliashvili-67-building-t-architects Clipboard Projects Georgia Architects: T-Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  CopyApartments•Tiflis, Georgia Apartmentscenter_img Area:  5900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Paliashvili 67 Building / T-ArchitectsSave this projectSavePaliashvili 67 Building / T-ArchitectsSave this picture!© Nikoloz Maisuradze+ 21Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily 2019 Paliashvili 67 Building / T-Architects Photographs:  Nikoloz MaisuradzeConstruction Drawings:George TavidashviliStructure Engineers:Otar QvrivishviliMEP & HVAC:David NinikashviliCity:TiflisCountry:GeorgiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nikoloz MaisuradzeRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. The building is located in one of the “prestigious” living districts of Tbilisi, Vake, approximately 150 meters from the Vake Park. The economic and political crises caused by the fall of the USSR in 90-ties had a strong impact on the urban tissue of the city.Save this picture!© Nikoloz MaisuradzeAt the same time emergence of capitalism has revealed new paradigms in the context of the absence of urban policy in design issues. Eventually, objects with the claim for individuality and iconicity started appearing in the existing urban order. These processes had a great impact especially affecting areas near the park.Save this picture!Section – DetailSave this picture!PlansOnce a low-intensity residential area became an eclectic collage of multi-story residential homes. With this project, we tried to bring a sign of order in existing, chaotic, and eclectically developed space. The building is presented by a modernistic grid facade, which tilts from the street on the 6th floor.Save this picture!© Nikoloz MaisuradzeThe tilt expands the brutal space of the street and the view of the building contemplated as a six-story high building. The orderly solution of the entrance, on the other hand, brings back the feeling of rhythm to the street. The materials used are also included in the dialogue with the eclectic side of the context. The facade is covered with roughly treated gray granite slabs, while the railings are made of glass.Save this picture!© Nikoloz MaisuradzeArchitectural solutions and the use of materials together set a precedent for order in an existing chaotic context. The apartment building is composed of 14 above and 2 underground floors. The building has mixed functions. The first two floors are for the office and commercial usage, and the rest of the building is for living space. Underground floors contain parking for twenty cars. The full volume of the building is 5900 sq.m. (1000 sq.m. underground and 4900 sq.m. above ground)Save this picture!© Nikoloz MaisuradzeProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Renderings Reveal the Tallest Frank Gehry-Designed Building in the World, part o…Architecture NewsSOM Designs 1,600-foot Skyscraper Next to Grand CentralArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Tiflis, GeorgiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeT-ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMies van der Rohe AwardTiblissiOn FacebookTiflisGeorgiaPublished on February 15, 2021Cite: “Paliashvili 67 Building / T-Architects” 15 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?帕里亚什维利街67号住宅,拼贴中的新秩序 / T-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

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Activists chant: ‘No war on Syria or Iran!’

first_imgBuffalo, N.Y.Buffalo, N.Y., March 1. WW PHOTO: Ezra EchoDespite frigid temperatures, determined activists here in Buffalo came out late Monday afternoon March 1 at a busy intersection with demands aimed at the Biden administration: U.S. Out of the Middle East! Stop Bombing Syria! U.S. Out of Iraq and Syria and Yemen! No War on Syria or Iran!The action was called by Workers World Party-Buffalo branch and supported by several organizations including the Western New York Peace Center. Many passing cars honked in agreement with the banner and signs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

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“Raif Badawi’s detention is an insult to intelligence and freedom”

first_img Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Organisation May 29, 2015 – Updated on April 11, 2016 “Raif Badawi’s detention is an insult to intelligence and freedom” March 9, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News June 8, 2021 Find out more Now residing in Canada with her three children, Ensaf Haidar is currently on a European tour to draw public attention to her husband’s plight and to seek the support of European governments. She would not stop fighting for the release of her husband, who is unjustly detained by the Saudi authorities, Haidar said. Held since 2012, Badawi was sentenced in May 2014 to ten years in prison, 1,000 lashes and a fine of 1 million rials (200,000 euros) on a charge of insulting Islam.“My husband never thought he was doing wrong, he just spoke freely and differently and now he is in prison, unjustly convicted,” Haidar said. “With just a few days to go before the start of Ramadan, a small window of hope is opening, because the king usually pardons prisoners of conscience at this time.“Meanwhile, I will continue to campaign, to ask the government officials I meet to contact their Saudi counterparts in order to talk about Raif. I am not trying to put pressure on Riyadh, I am just drawing attention to a humanitarian case, that of my husband, who has always preached peace and freedom and who is now badly missed by his family.”As the creator of the Liberal Saudi Network, a website now banned in Saudi Arabia, Badawi was awarded the Reporters Without Borders press freedom prize in the “Netizen” category in 2014.He was publicly subjected to a first session of 50 lashes in January 2015 but subsequent sessions of this barbaric punishment have been postponed – officially on health grounds. According to his wife, he could be retried by the supreme court on a charge of apostasy, which carries the death penalty.“Raif Badawi embodies freedom of the spirit and the spirit of freedom,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “His detention is an insult to intelligence and liberty. We ask the Saudi authorities to put a complete stop to the flogging and simply overturn his conviction. We also urge France and all other countries concerned about human rights to react officially to this iniquitous sentence and to ask the Saudi authorities to release this young blogger.”In a petition that has gathered nearly 46,000 signatures since December 2014, Reporters Without Borders is calling on the Saudi authorities to pardon Badawi.In a joint initiative with its national sections and foreign bureaux, Reporters Without Borders has also written to heads of state and government urging them to intercede with the Saudi authorities on behalf of Badawi. The recipients include US President Barack Obama, French President François Hollande and Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy.The Saudi authorities tolerate no independent media outlets and have been steadily tightening their grip on the Internet since the Arab spring in 2011. Online information is closely controlled and the regime does not hesitate to use security grounds and a draconian cyber-crime law to jail bloggers.Two journalists and six netizens are currently detained for questioning the regime or for posting information regarded as critical or as damaging to the Kingdom’s security or reputation. Some have been mistreated or even tortured. They include Badawi’s lawyer, Waleed Abu Al-Khair, who founded the Saudi Observatory for Human Rights. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison in July 2014 over the information he was posting online.Wajdi Al-Ghazzawi, the owner of Al-Fajr TV and host of a programme called “Al-Fadfada,” was sentenced to 12 years in prison in February 2014 for accusing Saudi Arabia of links with terrorism and Al-Qaeda in particular. He was also banned from leaving the country for 20 years after completing his jail sentence and from ever appearing on television again.Saudi Arabia is ranked 164th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Middle East – North Africa Saudi Arabia Help by sharing this information Ensaf Haidar, the wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger and website creator Raif Badawi, called for his release at a news conference organized yesterday in Paris by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International. News News Follow the news on Saudi Arabia News Middle East – North Africa Saudi Arabia Receive email alertslast_img read more

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