Topics: Legal & compliance KSA narrows 2020 vision to improve market oversight 20th March 2020 | By contenteditor Dutch regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out three key priorities in the year ahead alongside its preparations for the opening of the country’s regulated igaming market in 2021.While the regulator has traditionally set out four priorities for each year, it explained that much of its resources were dedicated to preparing for processing licences, monitoring operator activity and enforcing regulations.As such, it has reduced its priorities to three: stopping underage play, efforts to prevent addiction and combating illegal gambling and gambling-related crime.To protect minors from the harmful effects of gambling, the KSA will monitor licensed operators’ advertising for any elements that may appeal to those aged under 18. It will also rely on local authorities to ensure gambling devices such as slot machines are not available in outlets where minors may congregate.It is to discuss whether minors should be permitted to enter gaming arcades that host gambling devices, and will work with Nederlandse Loterij to ensure underage players cannot access its Toto product.Turning to addiction prevention, the regulator admitted that customer protection measures in place for gaming arcades and Holland Casino may be insufficient. Therefore all licensees will be asked to assess whether current processes fulfil their duty of care to customers, as well as conducting an audit of Holland Casino’s addiction prevention policy.As in 2019, it will continue to tackle illegal gambling online by monitoring sites that offer their services in the Dutch language, or with Netherlands-only payment methods, and work with local authorities to shut down unlicensed land-based locations.Last year the regulator levied fines totalling €3.5m – more than double 2018’s penalties – and has already pledged to add a €50,000 premium on fines imposed on those looking to exploit the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to promote illegal products.Looking back on 2019, KSA chair René Jansen described the year as “historic” for the Dutch gambling industry, after the Remote Gambling Act finally passed the country’s legislature after years in stasis.“The legalisation and regulation of online gambling through a licensing system is undoubtedly the most obvious change from the current situation,” Jansen said. “But the Remote Gambling Act, does more that just adding to and amending the 1964 Gambling Act.“The new law ensures that new requirements in the area of addiction prevention have a firm legal grounding,” he continued.“In the current law there is not much more [on player protection] beyond stating that providers of games of chance have a ‘duty of care’. That was perhaps enough to prevent gambling addiction in 1964, but with the current channels of supply, more is necessary.”Jansen admitted that it was barely possible to maintain the current prohibition of igaming, with more than 1m Dutch citizens already gambling online.“Consumer demand is there and will not go away,” Jansen said. “In the fight against illegal online offering the KSA once again tried its best in 2019, but to be honest sometimes it felt like mopping the floor with the tap running.”Under the new regulatory regime – due to come into force from 1 January 2021, with the market opening from 1 July – Jansen said the KSA would be better placed to support consumers. It would be able to ensure licensees were compliant with regulations, as well as gaining additional powers to crack down on illegal activity.“The goal of the new law is an eighty percent channelisation after three years,” he said. “That is to say, eight out of ten online gamblers playing with a licensed operator within three years after opening of the online gambling market.“This is not the end goal; for years after that we will be striving for an (even) higher degree of channelling” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Legal & compliance Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Dutch regulator the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has set out three key priorities in the year ahead alongside its preparations for the opening of the country’s regulated igaming market in 2021. Email Address
UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: UACN Property Development Plc (UACPR.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUACN Property Development Plc is a property investment company in Nigeria that buys, develops, sells, leases and manages commercial and residential accommodation and retail space. The company offers accommodation options in the luxury, premium and classic sectors of the real estate market. UACN Property Development Plc also owns and operates a hotel in Lagos which includes conferencing and banquet facilities. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UACN Property Development Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange read more
Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange read more
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Immigrants, faith-based advocates rally on Capitol Hill Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tom Blair says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME October 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm Immigration violations are administrative matters and not heard in criminal courts (unless cases include felony charges), the issues are very complex. Some young adults who now qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) have been in the US as infants and were never told they were not US Citizens. Many undocumented immigrants are victims of human trafficking and are too scared to come forward. Every story and circumstance is different. There are many other very complex issues to consider …… Dianne Aid, TSSF says: Comments (5) October 10, 2013 at 8:53 am Immigration: yes, to anyone who wants to come here, cherish their heritage, learn conversational English within 5 years, and become a productive law-abiding citizen. It should not take 10 years or more to become naturalized as a new citizen. However, the indiscriminate welcome won’t work either. In reality, borders overflow with criminal activity and communities cannot absorb the costs of social services required for a population that is constantly dynamic and unsettled. It’s easy to throw the party and yell the slogans until somebody has to pay for it. If our Church is truly serious about helping the situation then how about getting practical. How about opening Episcopal housing corporations around the country (federal subsidized apartments) so that marginalized people won’t live in squalor and can have productive activities, including English classes, employment classes, new parent classes, etc. Other denominations open up this kind of housing in communities all over the country. So, where are we on this? Being in halls of power is easy. The stage looks good. Shouting relieves. Pushing to spend other people’s money is a cop-out. Get practical now like others. Reform starts with a decent place to live and assimilation into a community. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab By Lynette WilsonPosted Oct 9, 2013 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Immigration, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Faith & Politics, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Terry Francis says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Doug Desper says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Refugees Migration & Resettlement An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET October 20, 2013 at 4:03 am I couldn’t agree more with Mr Blair, Mr Desper and Mr Carr. And of course when these opinions are spoken the progressives in their self-righteous zeal immediately label the ones who gave those opinions racists, bigots, intolerant, hatemongers, well, you get the picture. Bottom line TEC wants open borders. Period. And anyone who disagrees with that is considered to be on the wrong, (dare I say immoral, unchristian?) side of this issue. Left-wing politics has sadly become the unofficial sacrament of TEC! Thousands of immigrants gathered at the National Mall Oct. 8 as part of Camino Americano Rally and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Washington, D.C.] “We are not criminals, we are human beings. Tell the politicians to pass immigration reform now,” sobbed a Mexican woman from the stage during an Oct. 8 Camino Americano rally on the National Mall.The woman had just finished telling the story of her nephew, who arrived in the United States as a child and thus should have been eligible for deferred action, but was deported to Mexico, leaving his wife and 8-year-old son behind in the United States. Five months ago, out of desperation, the man tried to cross the border to reunite with his family. They haven’t heard from him since, his aunt said.“We need an end to deportation. United we will win!” she cried.It’s not uncommon for migrants to die or disappear while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. In Pima County, Arizona, alone, between 1990 and 2012 the medical examiner’s office examined the remains of 2,238 migrants. A third of the bodies remain unidentified, according to a report by the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona.The shutdown, now in its second week, did not stop immigration activists representing more than 18 faith traditions and 39 states from spending two days at the Church World Service Summit on Immigration Reform in the nation’s capital, strategizing ways to advance immigrants’ rights through immigration reform and to build more welcoming communities in solidarity with immigrants.“The CWS Immigration Summit could not have occurred at a more crucial time. With so many pending legislative issues and the government shutdown, it is essential for the voices of the faithful and the voices of our immigrant brothers and sisters to rise above the fray to demand just and humane immigration reform,” said Katie Conway, the Episcopal Church’s immigration and refugee policy analyst.“Our communities have suffered too long under our immigration law’s injustice, and today 300 ecumenical leaders came together in prayer, action and advocacy to remind the House of Representatives that the time to pass immigration reform is now.”While thousands of immigrants joined the Camino Americano rally and march, which included an act of civil disobedience resulting in the arrest of eight Democratic congressmen, some 300 interfaith and ecumenical leaders were visiting their U.S. Representatives on Capitol Hill, petitioning them to make comprehensive immigration reform a priority.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori ,House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and other denominational leaders called on U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California), where they met with her and other House Democrats.“It went very well,” said Jefferts Schori after the visit. “[Minority] Leader Pelosi was present as well as six other members of the House of Representatives. They are clearly passionate about getting an effective, comprehensive bill passed.“They’re continuing to sign up co-sponsors; at this point they have 171 co-sponsors. It’s clear that there are votes in adequate numbers to pass a bill if it ever gets to the floor. And so the job now really is to strongly encourage Speaker Boehner to bring the bill to the floor, bring something to the floor.”U.S. House Majority Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has received constant criticism in the mainstream media for both the government shutdown and for stalling a House vote on comprehensive immigration reform.The U.S. Senate passed its immigration bill in June, and House Democrats last week introduced a bill modeled on the Senate’s bill to overhaul the nation’s immigration law, potentially offering a path to citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants. The Democrats’ bill has bipartisan support.House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings gave the benediction at the close of a prayer service on the steps of the United Methodist building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8. The prayer service was organized as part of the Church World Service Summit on Immigration, Oct. 7-8. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“I was taken by their comments that HR15, which is the bill, is already a bipartisan product,” Jennings said. “They’ve spent countless hours spent making sure it is something that could be passed.” It is her sense that House Democrats will continue to add more supporters, forcing added pressure on Boehner to introduce the bill on the House floor, she said.“They are clearly frustrated that they can’t get it on the floor, and that they don’t have the power to be able to do that, which is the normal course of events.”Global summit attendees – which besides Episcopalians included Methodists, Lutherans, Baptists, Presbyterians, United Church of Christ members, Disciples of Christ, Roman Catholics and others – spent the previous day in plenary and break-out sessions organized around opening a dialogue on building stronger, more welcoming communities; creating strategies for doing so in attendees’ states; and preparing for the visits with their U.S. Representatives.The immigration summit coincided with a time of crisis. On Oct. 7, the U.S. government entered its second week of a partial shutdown that began on Oct. 1, the end of the 2013 fiscal year, when negotiations in the U.S. Republican-controlled House of Representatives failed to break a bitter budget standoff over the Affordable Care Act, sparking the first government shutdown since 1995-96.For Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement program of the Episcopal Church, the shutdown has meant that recent arrivals cannot apply for Social Security cards and other government benefits they are eligible for, said Deborah Stein, EMM’s director, who attended the immigration summit.“No Social Security card, no job,” she said. “They are here with the legal right to work.”In 2012, EMM helped more than 4,000 refugees build new lives in security and peace in 31 communities across the United States. EMM collaborates with local partner agencies in 27 Episcopal dioceses and 22 states to resettle refugees.People are forced to cross borders for a variety of reasons including, escaping armed conflict, as is the case in Syria today; gang and political violence; lack of employment; climate change; and the effects of international trade agreements, said Elizabeth Ferris, co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and a senior fellow in foreign policy, during the summit’s opening Oct. 7.In Central American countries like El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, migrants fleeing gang violence join the steady stream of migrants who cross into the United States seeking economic opportunities, and it is not always easy to distinguish who is and isn’t a refugee, she said.The immigration debate in the United States, Ferris said, “is predicated on the stereotype that there are hordes of people who want to come to the U.S., and that’s not true.”Many, she added, would prefer to stay home or closer to home, but that’s not an option.Faith leaders attending the conference contend that immigration reform is the most important human rights issue confronting the United States today, and that what is moral and just for immigrants is also good for the U.S. economy.For instance, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that immigration reform would reduce the budget deficit by $158 billion in the first decade after the bill’s passage and by an additional $685 billion in the second decade; if the 11 million undocumented immigrants are granted legal status in 2013, the 10-year cumulative increase in U.S. gross domestic product will be $832 billion; and that, if undocumented immigrants acquire legal immigration status in 2013, the economy will add an average of 121,000 new jobs per year, according to the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan educational institution.On Oct. 5, as thousands of people were rallying across the country from immigration reform, California Governor Jerry Brown signed “sweeping” immigration reforms, including allowing driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants, into law in his state.Rather than wait for Washington, Brown said he was moving his state forward.On Oct. 8, the rallies and the immigration advocates came to Washington.Presiding bishop Katharine Jeffert Schori spoke during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8. The press conference was organized as part of the Church World Service Summit on Immigration, Oct. 7-8. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“Our immigration laws are profoundly broken and urgently need reform,” said Jefferts Schori during an Oct. 8 press conference held on the grounds of the Capitol Building. “We need dignified ways for workers to gain citizenship and share in the creative abundance of this nation which they help to build. We need effective ways to reunite families. We need a route to legal residence and citizenship for undocumented persons brought here as children.”“We need a humane and proportionate system of immigration law enforcement, instead of midnight raids that leave minor children untended and parents held incommunicado,” she said. “We need a responsive and efficient immigration service that provides visas in months rather than decades. We need a visa system open to all kinds of workers – venture capitalists and agriculturalists alike.”(For a video of the presiding bishop’s remarks during the press conference, click here.)In a bipartisan show of support for immigration reform. U.S. Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Jeff Denham, the former a Democrat and the latter a Republican, both representing the state of California, joined Jefferts Schori, the Rev. John L. McCullough, president and CEO of Church World Service, and other denominational heads at the press conference.Washington Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, center, participated in an interfaith service of interfaith religious leaders on the National Mall Oct. 8 as part of Camino Americano Rally and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceThroughout the Oct, 7-8 summit, faith leaders and advocates heard testimony from DREAMers, young people brought to the United States as children. An estimated 1.4 million of them might meet the requirements of the deferred-action initiative.This includes people like Tulo Olubunmi, whose parents brought her to the United States from Nigeria when she was 14. Today, Olubunmi is a college graduate with a degree in chemical engineering who is undocumented, and therefore ineligible for employment.In 2008, Olubunmi decided to “put her heartbreak aside and volunteer to help others. Today she is a volunteer senior policy analyst for the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Community Change.Similarly, Gaby Pacheco, director of the Bridge Project, also in Washington, D.C., seeks to connect individuals from across the political spectrum to achieve immigration reform that is sensible and workable.Pacheco, who arrived in the United States at age 8 with her parents when they migrated from Ecuador, urged summit attendees to push to keep undocumented people at the center of the immigration policymaking.The Episcopal Church historically has supported immigration reform. Most recently, in July 2012, the 77th General Convention passed Resolution D059, “Halt Unjust Immigration Reform,” as well as D011, “Reform Unequal Immigration Law.” D059 calls for a halt to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Secure Communities Program, which was intended as a way for federal officials to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.The Rev. Chris Starr, rector of Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs, Georgia, attended the Washington conference in support of his parish’s Hispanic mission congregation, filled with the many Mexican immigrants living and worshiping in his community.“Many of them are undocumented and threatened with their families being split up, which is probably the most heartbreaking part of all of this,” he said. “They are a wonderful, family-oriented group of people that I’m happy to be representing here.”Immigration reform activist want comprehensive immigration reform to including provisions that will reunite families, create a path to citizenship and protect refugees and other vulnerable populations. And the faith communities working on immigration reform will not stop with the passage of a bill.“Then the bill comes due quite literally,” said Jefferts Schori in an interview with ENS. “Churches, nonprofits, citizen groups are going to have to step up to the plate.”When a bill is passed, immigrants will still face a long path to citizenship, and many will need help navigating the process, she said.One way churches, nonprofits and citizen groups might begin to serve immigrants navigating the path to citizenship is through Board of Immigration Appeals accreditation, said Dianne Aid, TSSF, who heads the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia’s Jubilee Ministry at St. Matthew/San Mateo in Auburn, Washington, and who serves as president of the Episcopal Network for Economic Justice.By helping immigrants navigate the legal system, Aid and others have assisted 25 people in attaining visas.“Bill or no bill, the work continues,” Aid said.(For a video the presiding bishop’s remembrance during the Oct. 8 prayer service organized by Church World Service as part of the Summit on Immigration, click here. And for the president of the House of Deputies benediction, click here.)— Lynette Wilson is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI October 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm This article is just more leftist drivel and misinformation from TEC and our chief leftist Jefforts-Schori. As just one example, the claim that the Center for American Progress is a “non-partisan educational” organization is ludicrous. It was founded by Clinton chief of staff John Podesta and is now headed by a Clinton & Obama hack. It’s only purpose is to foist leftist and statist ideas on us. By the standards of this article the Heritage Foundation is also non-partisan.If you want to know why ours is a dwindling denomination just look at this article. We havecan elite bureacracy out of touch with mainstream America. While Mr Desper and I may not agree on some issues, I agree with hin about our camera-loving PB (and other bishops). Get out of the halls of power and get to work on real ministry. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA October 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm When you break the law – you are a criminal. You can say the law is unjust – but you are just spinning when illegal immigrants say they are not criminal. 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Houses “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•L’Escala, Spain 2009 Projects Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/521854/ferreries-16-cubus-taller-d-arquitectura Clipboard Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveFerreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura photographs: Nani PujolPhotographs: Nani PujolSave this picture!© Nani PujolRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWood Boards / HPL PanelsLamitechLamitech high pressure plastic laminateText description provided by the architects. Rehabilitation of two houses in the old part of Jafre. First phase built. The project investigates the reinterpretation of the traditional window form.Save this picture!© Nani PujolThis aim defines the building understood as part of a whole, with the will of joining it to the neighbour buildings that make up the block to which it belongs.Save this picture!© Nani PujolOn the other hand, the work of interior space arises through voids and strategies to win double highs, so this way it wins depth views and light from the outside avoiding ann excessive trituration which would have turn it into a foreign style in comparison to the character of its immediate surroundings.Project gallerySee allShow lessEscola Secundária Garcia da Orta / Bak Gordon ArquitectosSelected ProjectsArchDaily Editors Select: Our Favorite Projects in the USAArchitecture News Share Year: 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/521854/ferreries-16-cubus-taller-d-arquitectura Clipboard ArchDaily Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura Year: Photographs Architects: Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Nani Pujol+ 13 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCubus, Taller d’ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationL’EscalaCubusTaller d’ArquitecturaHousesRefurbishmentSpainPublished on July 05, 2014Cite: “Ferreries 16 / Cubus, Taller d’Arquitectura ” 05 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Costa Rica Year: Room and Ficus / Cañas ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRoom and Ficus / Cañas Arquitectos 2012 “COPY” Photographs Save this picture!© Ricardo Chaves+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868577/room-and-ficus-canas-arquitectos Clipboard Manufacturers: Aluvitec, Euromobilia, Highlight, Koses, Octubre 54Save this picture!© Ricardo ChavesRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Primo“The landscape is brought close to us by buildings” Martin HeideggerSave this picture!© Jordi MirallesRoom: location room or living room where one usually resides.Ficus: Any of numerous chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, having milky sap and large, thick or stiff leaves, including the edible fig, the banyan, and many species grown as ornamentals.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesThe ficus was already there when the lodge arrived. The room arrived to accompany the Ficus and to highlight the place.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe program could not be simpler. It’s a place where one can enjoy the view and spend afternoons and part of the evening with friends and family.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesThe location selected had a slight slope towards the east and a bonsai like tree, that resembles the ones grown by its owner. Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesThe view of the San Jose city with the central volcanic mountain range is spectacular, the Escazu mountains with it’s Pico Blanco or White Peak , so close that you feel that you can touch them with your hands. Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesAt nighttime, San Jose becomes the main attraction as it starts lighting up, the sky starts turning red, tinted by the city lights and the rest of the landscape begins to get lost in the darkness. The only one thing that remains is the illuminated Ficus.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesWith this in mind, we designed a glass house, elevated on top of metallic columns and with a cover that opens towards the view – 3 glass sides and a back wall (with the amenities).Save this picture!SectionThe access is through a steel bridge and glass which directs us towards the open view of the city , and soon towards the end, breaking off into an angle to access the room. It’s a unique 52 m2 space which holds living room, dining room, kitchen and a small adjacent bathroom.Save this picture!© Ricardo ChavesThis space opens up completely on its northeast side facing the area’s landscape and about 60% towards the 30 square meter terrace facing San Jose. A dark ceramic tile was chosen for the floor and the ceiling was paingted greyinh color so that during the night these colores would leave the room almost in a semi darkness and would not compete with the city lights. The furniture and the wall colors all complement such style.Save this picture!© Jordi MirallesTo sum it all up: a light and clear project, which is not intrusive, designed to immerse yourself within the scenery.Project gallerySee allShow lessSeoul’s Lotte World Tower Completes as World’s 5th Tallest BuildingArchitecture NewsBIG, Kuma, 3XN Among 5 Competing for New Aquatics Center in CopenhagenArchitecture News Share “COPY” Photographs: Ricardo Chaves, Jordi Miralles Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Escazu, Costa Rica ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/868577/room-and-ficus-canas-arquitectos Clipboard Area: 91 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCañas ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEscazuCosta RicaPublished on April 05, 2017Cite: “Room and Ficus / Cañas Arquitectos” 05 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Bulletin: A temporary moratorium on tax foreclosures until May 12 was announced on March 31, after a mass demonstration outside the Wayne County Treasurer’s office in downtown Detroit.A broad-based coalition of Detroit organizations is fighting for a moratorium on property tax foreclosures on 62,000 homes, apartment buildings, small businesses and lots in the city slated for seizure by Wayne County. Another 15,000 tax foreclosures are scheduled for the broader county.Tens of thousands more properties will revert back to foreclosure since owners could not fulfill payment plans established last year. The county treasurer has encouraged people to sign agreements to pay in installments. However, with the city government over-assessing declining properties and at least 40 percent of Detroit residents living in poverty, it is highly unlikely these agreements will be fulfilled.One woman with disabilities told Workers World she receives $769 in monthly benefits. Yet, in a desperate attempt to stave off homelessness, she signed an agreement with the treasurer’s office to pay $500 a month until her delinquent property taxes are paid.Declare a state of emergencyOn March 19, members of the Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroit Eviction Defense and others attended a Wayne County Commissioners meeting and demanded an immediate halt to the foreclosures. More than a dozen people testified there.Delinquent water bills have been placed on property taxes in many households. Often, water bills are higher than the owed tax payments.On March 24, a rally and press conference were held outside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center before an intervention at the City Council meeting. There, dozens of people testified about the crisis, calling for a moratorium. People explained their plight under the repressive tax laws.Speakers represented the Russell Woods Neighborhood Association, Moratorium NOW!, Detroit Eviction Defense, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroit People’s Platform and We the People. Unaffiliated Detroit residents also participated, seeking relief from their representatives. Although several council members expressed concern and discussed a resolution they were preparing for March 30, the ultimate decisions lie with the county treasurer and Gov. Rick Snyder.Moratorium NOW! activists distributed fact sheets to City Council members, stating, ”The funds are sitting in Lansing to stop these foreclosures. According to the January 2015 Helping Michigan’s Hardest Hit Homeowner report, $251 million of the $498 million in federal Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds that were provided to the state in 2010 remain unspent.“These funds could … pay off delinquent property tax bills for occupied homes and prevent thousands of foreclosures. … Release of these funds will not only stop the destruction of our communities, but go a long way to resolving the financial crisis in Wayne County and Detroit which in large part is a result of declining revenues as a result of tax foreclosures.”After the meeting, people marched from City Hall to the Wayne County Treasurer’s office.Community responds to crisisBy March 31, residents will lose title to their homes if delinquent taxes for 2012 are not paid or payment arrangements made. Within six months, the homes could be auctioned off, with unscrupulous “developers” prioritized over residents seeking to repurchase properties lost to foreclosure. A demonstration is scheduled March 31 at the Wayne County Treasurer’s office.It was chaotic at the Treasurer’s office on March 27 as people crowded inside in a desperate attempt to avoid foreclosure. Members of Detroit Eviction Defense, the Detroit Active Retirees and Employees Association (DAREA) and Moratorium NOW! distributed thousands of leaflets there.At a March 28 demonstration organized by clergy honoring the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, leaflets were distributed calling for people to take action.On March 29, members of Moratorium NOW! and DAREA leafleted for the March 31 protest door to door in the Boston Edison Historic District, one of the city’s hardest hit residential sections where homes are vacant due to mortgage and tax foreclosures.No solution by banks or governmentPlans undertaken by the Detroit Land Bank Authority, a quasi-governmental agency, and the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force, headed by billionaire banker and corporate mogul Dan Gilbert, have failed to revitalize the city. Bankers’ initiatives have wasted tens of millions of dollars earmarked for blight removal. Federal funds allocated to keep people in their homes are being misappropriated to tear down structures, creating more flight and abandonment in remaining neighborhoods.Moreover, Wayne County is being threatened with emergency management and bankruptcy, similar to Detroit’s experience in 2013 and 2014. Massive foreclosures will not prevent a state takeover of Wayne County’s operations.Under Detroit’s emergency management and bankruptcy, the state of Michigan seized billions of dollars in medical benefits, pensions and public assets and turned them over to private interests. On March 1, the monthly pension payment cuts began for 32,000 city retirees and their families, which were approved in a postbankruptcy “plan of adjustment.” Their health care benefits were severed one year ago, months before the federal court approved the plan of adjustment.The plan of adjustment is unraveling as retirees face foreclosures and rising health care costs. Corporate-imposed Mayor Mike Duggan, the first white mayor in 40 years, has failed to attract investments that could create jobs and economic opportunities for African Americans, now 82 percent of the city’s population.Duggan was crying broke by March 29, saying the blight-removal funds were drying up and more money was needed from Washington to tear down vacant homes in Detroit.The banks, corporations and their surrogates in government have no real plans to revitalize Detroit. Only a coalition of neighborhood and mass organizations rooted in the working class can create the conditions to overturn the bank-led Snyder-Duggan program of fiscal austerity, mass impoverishment and forced removals of people from their homes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Linkedin Linkedin ReddIt Frogflix is on iTunes! Listen to all this episode and all new episodes here. Andrew, Richard and Michelle make their final Oscar predictions before the show airs Sunday. The co-host also talk about the Michael Jackson Estate and Jussie Smollet. Plus, Andrew tests Richard and Michelle with some Oscar trivia! Twitter Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Facebook + posts Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Previous articleOscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s showNext articleLodolo’s efforts not enough as No. 16 baseball falls to Grand Canyon, 4-1 Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Andrew Van Heusden Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ print Twitter Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Facebook 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West read more
2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America July 22, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judicial harassment of journalists and social communicators RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more HondurasAmericas Follow the news on Honduras Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial harassment of 36 members of the Honduran Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations (COPINH), who are being tried on sedition charges in the southwestern department of Intibucá.The defendants include Radio Progreso reporter Albertina Manueles Peréz and the reporters of several community radio stations that are COPINH members. These “social communicators” are being persecuted for reporting the claims of the mainly indigenous population of the town of San Francisco de Opalaca that its current mayor, José Socorro Sánchez, was elected fraudulently.At a hearing on 24 June, the Intibucá departmental court placed all the defendants under judicial control after the prosecutor accused them of “sedition against the internal security of the state of Honduras and usurping functions.” The next hearing is set for today.“This judicial harassment of ‘social communicators’ and civil society organizations is indicative of a desire on the part of the authorities to restrict free speech,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk.“We call for the withdrawal of all the charges in this case and we point out that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has asked the Honduran authorities to guarantee the protection of some of the defendants.”The trial is taking place at an extremely fraught time for freedom of information in Honduras. Herlyn Espinal, a TV journalist based in the northwestern city of San Pedro Sula, was found dead in the neighbouring department of Yoro yesterday, some 48 hours after going missing. Espinal coordinated Corporación Televicentro’s “Hoy Mismo” programme. As the authorities usually do, interior minister Arturo Corrales rushed to rule out any possible link between Espinal’s murder and his journalistic work. According to the Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre), most of the 37 murders of journalists since a coup d’état in 2009 have gone unpunished.“Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to do everything possible to shed light on Espinal’s murder,” Soulier added. “A thorough, independent investigation must be carried out as quickly as possible, as it should with all the other media workers murdered in Honduras. The dangerous tendency to rule any link with the victim’s work makes it easier to silence critics with complete impunity.”As well as risking their lives for the sake of the right to information, journalists and social communicators fear judicial sanctions for reporting certain stories, especially those involving land disputes or indigenous rights, and they often end up censoring themselves.Community media – which are often linked to grass-roots movements and therefore particularly inclined to draw attention to abuses – are constantly being persecuted. The proportion of broadcast frequencies assigned to them falls far short of the 33 per cent that RWB, the IACHR and other organizations are calling for.As a result, some community radio stations broadcast illegally and even those that have been officially allocated a frequency risk reprisals.The National Telecommunications Commission, which regulates broadcasting, filed a complaint against Radio Voz de Puca last month on the grounds that a news programme hosted by journalist Juan Martínez violated its rules.The government’s systematic interference in the choice and treatment of news even affects human rights defenders such as Annie Bird, a US citizen who is currently the target of a government smear campaign for reporting human rights abuses.Honduras is ranked 129th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation HondurasAmericas RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Reports News May 13, 2021 Find out more News News Receive email alerts to go further Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more read more