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New vistas in sports data

first_imgSports betting Regions: US 3rd May 2019 | By Joanne Christie New vistas in sports data Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Sports betting Vista Equity Partners’ decision to boost its existing sports data business Stats with the acquisition of Perform Content is unsurprising in a market where data is shaping up to be big business, reports Scott Longley AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The least surprising news in recent weeks has been the sale of Perform Content by the Perform Group to Vista Equity Partners, the owner of US sports data specialist Stats in late April for an undisclosed sum, says Scott Longley.The for sale sign was effectively placed on Perform’s content division back in October last year, when the company said that in response to the “significant growth opportunities within digital sports content”, it was reviewing the potential for a spin-off of its content arm.The remaining part of what was formerly known as the Perform Group (now renamed DAZN) has its own reasons for taking this path. As the press release stated, it will now be using the cash to enable its DAZN business to spend big in sports rights.That is a proving to be an expensive business in the potentially huge – but as yet unproven – over the top (OTT) sports streaming business.Yet Perform still clearly sees upside in its old business as it will be retaining a “significant minority stake” in the newly formed combination.And it has also chosen an opportune time to cash in the rest of its chips. As this column has noted previously, the Supreme Court decision to strike down PASPA has prompted some significant corporate moves in the sports data supply sector. Back in July last year, twin new investments in Sportradar on the part of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Silicon Valley-based growth equity firm TCV gave it an enterprise value of €2.1bn.Then later in the same month, UK- based private equity outfit Apax Partners bought Genius Sports for an undisclosed sum, thought to be about 10% of the size of the Sportradar deal.Now Vista Equity Partners is boosting its own presence in the sector, adding the Perform Content business to its already existing US-based data supply interests.The striking down of PASPA matters because it opens up a route to revenue for a data supply business such as Stats that was not previously available (in the US at least).When the potential for sales to the betting industry are added to the revenue mix, the business becomes that much more scalable. So adding one of the leading suppliers to the global betting industry – where the major part of Perform Content’s revenue and profit emanate from – makes business sense given the current dynamic.As one source within the sports betting sector suggested, Stats hadn’t transitioned to compete in the supply of betting data while the market had been developing around it, but can now become a more multi-tasking beast in a new era of regulated sports betting in the US.A competitive market Indeed, Stats is playing a bit of catch up here. From previously having a lock on US sports data, the company has seen its competitors march in on its territory and sign significant deals with the major US leagues.Both Sportradar, via the acquisition of Minneapolis-based Sports Data LLC in 2013, and Genius Group have been establishing a larger footprint in the US in recent years, moves which have accelerated since last May.Of course, the financial firepower and attractiveness to investors of the data businesses working in the US are enhanced to a large degree by the revenues that can be generated on the betting side.The NFL aside – and it remains for now a significant aside – all the major leagues have signed deals that have enhanced their revenues from the betting industry.Most recently, Sportradar and Major League Baseball (MLB) signed a multi-year partnership to provide global distribution of real-time baseball statistics, a deal which prompted Kenny Gersh, MLB executive vice-president for gaming and new business ventures, to specifically reference the betting opportunity being unlocked by the unfolding of the new sports betting landscape in the US.“A high-quality, reliable, and fast official data feed is the building block to creating engaging gaming products for MLB fans,” he said at the time.The world of sports data is changing, and the Vista/Perform Content deal is just one more signal. There are sure to be more to come. Email Addresslast_img read more

Government passes bill to sell Western Australia TAB

first_img The Western Australian Government has passed a bill paving the way for the sale of the state’s TAB, the last publicly publicly owned business of its kind in the country. Subject to Royal Assent, the TAB (Disposal) Bill 2019 will enable the Government to commence a competitive sale process, with the aim of selling off the business in 2020.The bill sets out plans for 35% of the net proceeds from the sale to be credited to the Racing Infrastructure Fund in Western Australia, with the remaining 65% to be spent on a new women’s and maternity hospital in the state.The Western Australian Government has not stated how much it expects to raise from the sale of the TAB business or when the funds will be distributed.Meanwhile, the bill also sets out a number of amendments to the Betting Control Act 1954, whereby a new licensing regime will be introduced in the state in place of the existing TAB system. However, only one licence would be in action at any time.This solitary wagering licence would permit the holder to conduct totalisator and fixed-odds betting on races, events and simulated races. The licence would run for a maximum of 40 years, with the option of a two-year extension.Although the bill states that the licence may include an upfront and/or ongoing fee, it does not clarify how much the holder would have to pay.However, it does make clear that the holder of the wagering licence must have in place certain arrangements with Racing Western Australia (RWA), the new name for Racing and Wagering Western Australia. These arrangements should include the provision of funding and other obligations relating to the racing industry.Meanwhile, the RWA will no longer hold any wagering functions, as set out by the amended Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003. The RWA has operated the TAB since this Act came into effect in 2003.In relation to this, the Gaming and Wagering Commission would no longer have the function to supervise gambling operations of the RWA – as it will no longer be operating wagering – but it will have the power to regulate the wagering licensee.Such powers will include administering fines to the licensee, recommending that the Government take action against the licensee if it deems necessary, as well as licence key employees at the operator.In addition, the racing bets levy that had been administered by the Gaming and Wagering Commission will now be abolished and replaced with a new race field publication, with its use approval regime to be administered by RWA. This will come into effect once RWA is no longer a wagering operator and does not have a conflict of interest collecting wagering data from other operators.The RWA has welcomed the approval of the bill, saying that the move will bring to an end years of uncertainty in the state.“The passing of the bill means there is now the appropriate legislative framework to negotiate the sale of the TAB and support the Western Australian racing industry, ending years of uncertainty,” the RWA said in a statement.“Since 2003, RWA has operated the TAB with the goal of maximising returns to the racing industry, the transaction phase aims to continue this commitment by selecting a suitably qualified and capable wagering operator through an open market process.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Oceania Australia The Western Australian Government has passed a bill paving the way for the sale of the state’s TAB, the last publicly owned business of its kind in the country. The bill also sets out proposals to establish a new wagering licensing system in the state. 9th September 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Government passes bill to sell Western Australia TABlast_img read more

IPL 2021: More trouble for IPL, now residents near Wankhede appeal…

first_img IPL 2021: Residents near Wankhede have appealed to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to shift IPL venue due to Covid-19 surge IPL 2021: With just two days left, the Indian Premier League face more trouble as residents living near Wankhede Stadium have appealed to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to shift the IPL venue due to the Covid-19 surge. As per the report the Times of India report, people have written a letter to the CM on April 2.The residents are scared that fans would gather in large numbers to see their favourite players. A member of the Marin Drive Residents’ Association has requested the authorities for the matches to shift t another venue in a non-residential area. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Formula 1 IPL 2021: More trouble for IPL, now residents near Wankhede appeal CM Uddhav Thackeray to shift venue Previous articleIPL 2021: RCB’s Yuzvendra Chahal posts photo with wife Dhanashree, Chris Gayle reactsNext articleIPL 2021: KKR’s Dinesh Karthik hits top form ahead of IPL 14, scores 90 off 50 in practice match; Watch Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’“The state government is compelled to restrict religious and other social activities like marriages, deaths etc. and contrary to this, in these difficult times, IPL cricket matches of such magnitude lasting over several days is permitted,” he added.Another resident from D Road also expressed the same concerns saying: “Every year during the matches, there are parking restrictions, which make it difficult for the senior residents and is unacceptable in these times of Covid.”Mumbai will host a total of 10 IPL games starting with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Delhi Capitals (DC) on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium.IPL 2021: Virat Kohli’s RCB goes ‘extra-cautious’ after two players test Covid-19 positiveMeanwhile, a total of 11 ground staff members have tested positive for Covid-19. Unlike the players, these members don’t stay in a designated place and usually ply by trains to reach the stadium. After these cases came up, MCA had decided to provide shelter to these members in the stadium premises only. But there is every possibility that the cases will see a surge.On the other hand, 14 members of the broadcast team had tested positive on April 5. It is learned that the team was staying in the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, where they tested positive. The team includes directors, EVS operators, producers, cameramen and video editors. Cricket WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 31/0 (19 ovs)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – April 7, 2021 F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd TAGSIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2021IPL in MumbaiWankhede Stadium SHARE Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021Latest Sports News Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Facebook Twitter Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Football WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free last_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgSecure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Secure Electronic Technology Plc (NSLTEC.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileSecure Electronic Technology Plc holds the license to operate the national lottery in Nigeria. Formerly known as the National Sports Lottery, the company has an exclusive 30-year license granted by the Federal Government of Nigeria and governed by the National Lotteries Act 2005. Secure Electronic Technology Plc provides the infrastructure and technology to run the lottery and gaming products. Games managed by Secure Electronic Technology Plc includes 60F49, the newest Jackpot game; 2Sure, the game with the highest payout; 50F90, a fixed-odds game with a pre-determined payout; and Betwazobia, a dedicated 24/7 mobile and online game platform. Secure Electronic Technology Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Secure Electronic Technology Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

I think £3k invested in these 3 top stocks today could help you retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head owns shares of Close Brothers Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Britvic, Howden Joinery Group, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. 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. 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The firm also produces drinks for PepsiCo under licence in the UK.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…I don’t know anyone who hasn’t consumed at least one Britvic product at some time in their lives. For many people it’s a daily event.You might expect sales to have held up well during lockdown, but unfortunately the group’s exposure to the pub and restaurant trade means sales fell by 16% during the three months to 30 June.The Britvic share price is down by around 12% this year, reflecting this weakness. However, management say they have seen strong growth in sales for at-home drinking and have gained market share. Over time, I expect the hospitality trade to recover too, fuelling continued growth.Looking ahead, Britvic shares trade on 14.5 times 2020–21 forecast earnings, with an expected dividend yield of around 3%. I see this as a top stock for investors looking for defensive picks.Kitchen upgrades could be popularLockdown and home working has turned many more people into enthusiastic home cooks. I think that could translate into healthy demand for new kitchens over the coming months.The latest figures from kitchen specialist Howden Joinery (LSE: HWDN) seem to support this view. Although sales fell by 29% during the first half of this year, the company says that during the four weeks to 11 July, sales were slightly ahead of the same period last year.The company says that a lot will depend on its key trading period in late autumn. It’s too soon to be sure if Howden will be able to avoid a recession-led slump in sales.However, I’ve admired this business for many years. It benefits from strong management, high profit margins, and has delivered steady growth – the stock has doubled since 2013.Howden’s share price is down by nearly 20% so far this year. Although the shares still trade on 18 times 2021 forecast earnings, I think this could be a fair price for a good business.A top stock for bankersMy final pick is City merchant bank Close Brothers Group (LSE: CBG). This FTSE 250 firm has been in business for more than 140 years and specialises in business lending.Close Brothers’ profitability is significantly higher than the big high street banks, thanks to its different lending profile. The group’s net interest margin was 7.6% during the first quarter of this year. The equivalent figure for Lloyds was 2.8%.Close Brothers’ share price performance reflects this. The group’s shares have fallen by 13% over the last year, compared to a drop of nearly 50% for Lloyds.The bank expects bad debts to rise over the coming year but is confident these can be handled. I’m confident too – Close Brothers has traded successfully through many recessions, including the 2008 financial crisis.As a long-term investment, I see this as one of the top stocks in the banking sector. I think £3k invested in these 3 top stocks today could help you retire early Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Roland Head | Friday, 24th July, 2020 | More on: BVIC CBG HWDN Image source: Getty Images. 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 Roland Headlast_img read more

Tips for Hiring a Contractor

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Insist on a written contract. Make sure the contract is clear and concise and includes all the details of the work to be performed, owner and contractor responsibilities, permits to be obtained, payment schedules, delivery details, materials and terms for contract termination and cancellation.Make sure the project is properly permitted at the local building authority in order to avoid being fined, have the project stopped, or both. Also, keep in mind the contractor should be responsible for obtaining the appropriate permits.Protect yourself by asking the subcontractors and suppliers for a lien release or lien waiver, since state laws might allow them to file a “mechanic’s lien” against your home to satisfy their unpaid bills, forcing you to sell your home to pay them.Make payments contingent upon completion of work as established in the contract –this way, if work isn’t going according to schedule, payments are also delayed. Verify the contractor is properly licensed and insured. Ask for the contractor’s state-registered or certified license.You can check the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) website at www.myfloridalicense.com and search for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, or call the CILB offices at 850/487-1395.Check if the contractor (and subcontractors, if any) are insured for liability and worker’s compensation. If not, you will be liable in case of accidents or damages. Keep Records. Keep all records in one place, including contract copies, change orders, correspondence, a record of all payments (you may need receipts for tax purposes), photographs of the work and a log of all phone calls, conversations, and activities.If necessary, cancel a contract in the proper manner. Be sure to follow the cancellation procedures set out in the contract and send the notification by registered mail with a return receipt to be signed by the contractor.Report a Problem. If any problem arises, try to resolve it with the contractor. Follow any phone conversations with a letter sent by certified mail with a return receipt and keep a copy for your files. If not, you can find information on available consumer protection resources at your state attorney general’s website at http://myfloridalegal.com/, your local home builders association website at http://fhba.com, or dispute resolution programs at http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/alternative-dispute-resolution/. TAGSContractorFEMAHiring Tips Previous articleCity Attorney: Community Trust more appropriate for Gospel music festivalNext articleTime-saving kitchen hacks for the holiday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From FEMAAs survivors of hurricanes Hermine and Matthew begin repairing and rebuilding their damaged homes and businesses, it is important to evaluate contractors carefully before committing to one. Before and after you’ve settled on the best contractor for the job, there are steps you can take to help avoid some common pitfalls.Before you hire a contractor:Conduct research and check references. Consider hiring a contractor you know and trust. Otherwise, check with friends, neighbors or former customers who have used a contractor to see if they were satisfied with the work done. To find contractors in your area, visit the Florida Home Builders Association website at http://fhba.com.Get at least three written estimates. This is the minimum recommended. Compare and ask about details, if you find unexpected variations in price and work to be carried out.Don’t do business with someone who knocks on your door for business, offers discounts, pressures for an immediate decision, only accepts cash, asks you to pay everything up-front or expects you to get the required building permits.Don’t fall for a loan scam, or let anyone pressure you into signing documents you haven’t read or that have blank spaces to be filled in after you sign.Don’t deed your property or agree to financing through your contractor without shopping around and comparing loan terms. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! After you hire a contractor:Payment:Try to limit your down payment. A reasonable down payment is 30 percent of the total cost of the project, to be paid upon initial delivery of materials.Don’t pay cash. Use a credit card or a check instead. Avoid on-the-spot cash payments, don’t let payments get ahead of work completed, and don’t pay the full cost of the job up-front. Find information about financing larger projects at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0227-home-equity-loans-and-credit-lines.Know when you can withhold payment. If there’s a problem with merchandise or services rendered, and you’ve made a good faith effort to work it out with the contractor, contact your credit card company about withholding payment.Pay wisely. Before signing off and making final payment, check that all work meets contract requirements; you have written warranties for materials and workmanship; there is proof that all subcontractors and suppliers have been paid; the job site has been cleaned up and cleared of excess materials, tools, and equipment; and that you have inspected and approved the completed work. A reputable contractor will not threaten or pressure you to agree to final payment if the job is not finished properly.last_img read more

Pod House / Nic Owen Architects

first_imgPod House / Nic Owen ArchitectsSave this projectSavePod House / Nic Owen Architects Area:  154 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795416/pod-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard Pod House / Nic Owen Architects Structural: Melpro Developments Photographs ArchDaily CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia Architects: Nic Owen Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Christine Francis+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/795416/pod-house-nic-owen-architects Clipboard Jonicha Consulting Engineers Australia Projects Manufacturers: Dorf, Tait Flooring, AAA Advanced windows Houses Year:  Photographs:  Christine Francis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2016 Building Surveyor:ReddoCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Christine FrancisRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. As a response to the site, environment and client’s requirements the pod extension is a true expression of ‘form following function’. A modern structure is not restricted with a period (Victorian) architectural language but is free to respond honestly to the brief, site and restraints.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisBy separating the pod from the existing house the new structure is free to respond whilst respect the past. This is evident in the series of articulated plans of the new pod extension directly responding to the external factors / forces. The roof extends out around the meals to provide solar shading from the summer sun but allow low winter sunlight to enter. The higher family room roof folds down to the west to protect from the harsh western sunlight whilst still offering views to the back yard.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanThe lower roof to the south side respects the south neighbours right to light and setback codes. The change in ceiling heights defines the kitchen / meals and family areas. The separate structure also has a financial advantage; with less time spent dealing with the existing structure the ‘fiddle factor’ is reduced, providing a simpler and more cost efficient solution.Save this picture!© Christine FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessSayanomoto Clinic / Yamazaki Kentaro Design WorkshopSelected ProjectsStudio Zhu-Pei’s Vaulted Museum Design Takes Inspiration from Historic Chinese Ceram…Architecture News Share Builder: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNic Owen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on September 19, 2016Cite: “Pod House / Nic Owen Architects” 19 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?豆荚屋 / Nic Owen 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

The Austin / Edmonds + Lee Architects

first_img Photographs Manufacturers: Design Within Reach, Kettal, Sozo Studio, Moooi & Tom Dixon, WetstyleSave this picture!© Matthew MillmanRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacGlassSolarluxGlass Canopy – SDL AcubisText description provided by the architects. Built on the site of a one-time auto-body shop at Pine and Polk streets, The Austin is designed to fit into its trendy industrial neighborhood, which features a century-old oyster bar and a new-school barbershop that draw hipsters and old-timers alike. Its white-clad and glass façade lets in sunlight and city views; inside, architects Edmonds + Lee introduced the architectural idea of California Organic Modernism, weaving a carefully responsive interior design throughout the project’s architectural bones.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe lobby/ lounge is designed as a space to work and relax, with comfortable seating, music, and a front desk that has a concierge, takes lunch deliveries, and keeps beverages on tap. The space is saturated with rich, enveloping gold tones, accented by slim planks of white oak slats arranged in a quick staccato that disappear into the ceiling, the graceful move enhanced by the gentle glow of cove lighting. Decorative metal surrounding the fireplace brings to mind the automotive history of this particular city parcel, and also reflects the colors of the room back onto itself. The public areas are punctuated by ethereal moments interjected into the everyday: the mail room features cove lighting used to frame the striking matte black mailboxes that follow the walls like a ribbon, the keyholes transformed against that backdrop into a graphic element all their own. Anchored by a soaring soft white ceiling and the subtle texture of oak plank floors, it’s both decadent and minimal, bringing a warmth of tone and design to modernism.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanThe residences offer a graceful and cozy counterpoint to the bold public areas, opening up with a bright color palette and expansive, arresting views. The 100 residences in the building feature an open-plan design, with kitchens made for entertaining and bathrooms with floating vanities. The heavy concrete columns that make up the interior structural support also act as both a visual and spatial element in the homes, hinting at separations in program while drawing all the focus to the expansive city views just past them. A warm, neutral palette here lets the light take center stage as it sweeps across the room throughout the day.Save this picture!© Matthew MillmanProject gallerySee allShow lessDebris House / WallmakersSelected ProjectsMiller Park In Downtown Chattanooga / Spackman Mossop Michaels + Eskew Dumez RippleSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:San Francisco, California, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904160/the-austin-edmonds-plus-lee-architects Clipboard The Austin / Edmonds + Lee Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904160/the-austin-edmonds-plus-lee-architects Clipboard Architects: Edmonds + Lee Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Matthew Millman+ 22Curated by Fernanda Castro Share United States Photographs:  Matthew Millman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture 2018 Year:  Projects CopyMixed Use Architecture, Apartments, Residential•San Francisco, United States The Austin / Edmonds + Lee ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Austin / Edmonds + Lee Architects CopyAbout this officeEdmonds + Lee ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on October 19, 2018Cite: “The Austin / Edmonds + Lee Architects” 19 Oct 2018. 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Indiana Moves Forward on Rural Broadband

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Moves Forward on Rural Broadband Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Indiana Moves Forward on Rural BroadbandScott RuddBringing high speed internet to rural Indiana is something has received a lot of focus and discussion, but not a lot of action. Last week Indiana’s state government started taking action on this important issue. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch appointed Scott Rudd as the first state Director of Broadband Opportunities.  Rudd told HAT his first task will be to convene a Broadband summit, “That will pull together all the stakeholders to start to tackle the challenge of providing high speed broadband service to rural communities.”Suzanne CrouchCrouch said that Rudd understands the important impact broadband access has on the quality of life for Hoosiers who are able to access it, “He understands that rural broadband can provide opportunities for employment, help others continue their education, and offer more effective and timely communication.”Estimates on the cost of bringing high-speed service to rural areas has been astronomical. Rudd says it is going to take a combination of resources to begin to make this happen, “It is going to take a combination of any and all agencies, providers, funders, private, public, all of the above to solve this issue that is so important to Indiana.”Rudd says initially there will be funding from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. A block grant program will be awarded to 5 communities in the state to develop plans to improve service in their areas. Interested communities must complete a survey – open Friday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 4 –  to be considered for the planning grant. The communities will then form a plan that will work on the current broadband conditions, creating a long term vision based on their needs and identifying solutions for achieving that vision. Crouch said, in addition, the state legislature will be asked for additional appropriations for broadband development.As for a time table when farmers could actually see some improvement in service in their area, Rudd was vague, “I think we will get the parties together at this summit and begin to move forward as quickly as possible.”Rudd most recently operated as the town manager and economic development director for the town of Nashville, IN. There he oversaw seven town commissions, three task forces, directed four departments, and served as the town’s public information officer over the course of the last four years. He founded the Brown County Broadband Task Force to help steer the county’s broadband strategy and secured more than $20 million in private broadband investments to expand access to more than 7,500 homes and businesses in the area.“Scott has made significant strides in increasing broadband access to Brown County, which is a rural community that thrives on their tourism industry,” Crouch said. “His experience and dedication will help transform the broadband accessibility in our state, and I am eager for him to bring in his perspective and experience to help our rural communities.”Crouch said Rudd will be working closely with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture to work with farmers and farm businesses within the communities on ways to make sure they are keeping up with the advancing technology that will keep the agriculture industry thriving. Rudd will also be working closely with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to collaborate with communities and identify the best ways to attract reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet to rural Indiana.“I look forward to seeing Scott take the progress he has made in Brown County and transitioning that work to the entire state of Indiana,” Crouch said. “Broadband plays a vital role in our economic growth, and I am excited to see what he can do to help take our rural communities to the Next Level.”Rudd holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and resides in Nashville, IN, with his wife Erika and their son Carter. By Gary Truitt – Aug 22, 2018 Indiana Moves Forward on Rural Broadband Previous articleSoil Health Systems Workshop on September 6 in FranktonNext articleStewardship of the Land a Way of Life on the Mike Shuter Farm Gary Truittlast_img read more