EU braced for short-selling crackdown

first_img Share KCS-content EUROPEAN Union regulators would be able to ban abusive short selling of shares and naked selling of credit default swaps and sovereign debt for three months or more under a draft EU law seen by sources yesterday.The bloc’s financial services chief, Michel Barnier, has already flagged the measure he is due to publish on 15 September.It follows calls from some member states to crack down on what they saw as speculators – typically politicians’ code for hedge funds – causing mayhem in Greek and other Eurozone sovereign debt markets earlier this year.After the collapse of Lehman Brothers bank in September 2008, several EU states introduced a patchwork of short selling bans on financial shares.In May, Germany introduced a ban on all naked short selling of 10 German stocks, euro government bonds and credit default swaps on euro government bonds, shaking global markets and upsetting its EU partners who refused to follow suit.Short selling is “naked” when sellers have not arranged to borrow the assets.Following these two episodes, Barnier wants a pan-EU law on short-selling to ensure consistent, proportionate actions across the bloc in emergencies. “The regulation aims at addressing the identified risks without unduly detracting from the benefits,” the draft law said.The measure will cover all financial instruments such as shares, sovereign bonds, derivatives relating to sovereign bonds and credit default swaps linked to government bonds.The new European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), due to be in place from January, will be given powers to introduce emergency measures, such as bans for up to three months, renewable for a further three months at a time.In addition, if any short or naked selling of financial instruments is sparking significant falls – 10 per cent or more from the previous day –?ESMA could seek to cool markets by imposing a one-day ban on “persons” short-selling a financial instrument.a whatsapp EU braced for short-selling crackdown Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:22 pmcenter_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSmartAnswers.netThis New Volkswagen SUV Is The Car Of Your Dreams.SmartAnswers.netUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndo Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

BetConstruct partners PMU for horse racing betting launch

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Sports betting Regions: Europe Western Europe France Companies: BetConstruct BetConstruct is to expand its sports betting services with the addition of horse racing, through a new partnership with French betting and gaming operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Through the cooperation agreement, BetConstruct will be able to offer live streaming and betting markets on flat and harness races organised by PMU in France. The horse racing offering will initially go live in BetConstruct’s native Armenian market, sharing liquidity with PMU’s French player pools, before being made available to its client base around the world from spring next year.“PMU is very happy with this partnership with BetConstruct, which will give Armenian players the opportunity to bet on French horse racing, within the same network [as French bettors],” PMU area manager for Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Philippe Thebault commented. “This was a big first step, and hopefully the agreement will allow BetConstruct’s partners around the world to enjoy French racing and PMU’s product, as well as allowing our organisation to expand our distribution network with BetConstruct.”BetConstruct regional director for Africa, France and Monaco David Ozararat added: “[We are very satifisfied to collaborate with] PMU and broadcast world-renowned French horse racing.He said the agreement with the operator would help grow both BetConstruct and its partners’ customer bases.The deal further expands PMU’s network of international partners. The operator currently works with more than 80 operators in over 50 countries worldwide, most recently moved into the Spanish market for the first time, through a partnership with Ladbrokes and Cirsa joint venture Sportium. Image: Max Pixel Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address iGaming solutions provider plots initial launch in Armenia before global roll-out of horse racing product 3rd December 2018 | By contenteditor BetConstruct partners PMU for horse racing betting launchlast_img read more

Karas takes over as interim OPAP chief executive

first_img Topics: Lottery People Strategy Regions: Europe Southern Europe Greece Greek gambling operator OPAP has appointed chief commercial officer Jan Karas as acting chief executive while it seeks a permanent replacement for the outgoing Damien Cope. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Greek gambling operator OPAP has appointed chief commercial officer Jan Karas as acting chief executive while it seeks a permanent replacement for the outgoing Damien Cope.Effective from 1 June, Karas will assume all of Cope’s responsibilities, with the exception of human resources duties, which will be handled by deputy CEO Odysseas Christoforou. When Cope announced his departure early in April, the operator said Karas would take temporary charge if a successor was not identified by the end of May.Karas was only appointed as CCO in January this year, after spells as OPAP’s chief operations officer retail and chief sales officer.Prior to this, he worked for telecommunications giant Telefónica, as vice president of O2 shops in Germany and also held a number of senior roles at Telefónica O2 Czech Republic, including director of retail.“Jan is assuming responsibilities of the CEO and I am looking forward to working with him,” OPAP’s executive chairman Kamil Ziegler said. “I am convinced that we will achieve our strategic goals and address the challenges arising after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, leveraging the opportunities to deliver value to our shareholders and stakeholders.”The appointment comes after OPAP last month announced that it had begun the process of identifying a successor to Cope, who is to step down as CEO when his four-year contract concludes at the end of May.Cope, who was appointed in May 2016, will shift to advising the OPAP board, as well as working with majority shareholder Sazka Group as it pursues new international development opportunities.“Personally, and on behalf of OPAP’s board of directors, I would like to thank Damien for his significant contribution to OPAP’s progress and results and wish him all the best for the future,” Ziegler said.Last week, OPAP announced that it was to reopen its network of retail stores across Greece after the national government lifted certain restrictive measures related to the coronavirus.OPAP’s 3,750 stores will begin to reopen from 11 May, while street vendors have restarted the sale of Hellenic Lotteries products. OPAP stores and Play-branded gaming halls in Greece, plus its Cyprus-based stores, have been closed since 14 March. Karas takes over as interim OPAP chief executive Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st May 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

BCLC looks to expand lottery reach with iTel partnership

first_img Topics: Lottery Tech & innovation Telecommunications provider iTel Networks will provide internet to Canadian provincial lottery operator British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) retail partners through a new partnership.This is designed to help partners in remote and rural areas of British Columbia sell lottery products, by providing remote network services to retailers.iTel secured the three-year contract after the BCLC launched public procurement process that included a request for proposal covering province-wide internet services.“Given the breadth of our network, iTel checked off all the boxes we had on our list,” BCLC vice president of business technology and chief information officer Pat Davis explained.Read the full story on iGB North America. BCLC looks to expand lottery reach with iTel partnership Telecommunications provider iTel Networks will provide internet to Canadian provincial lottery operator British Columbia Lottery Corporation’s (BCLC) retail partners through a new partnership. Regions: Canada British Columbia 6th July 2020 | By contenteditorcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited ( 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

‘The church will be there,’ Presiding Bishop tells Florida hurricane…

first_img Judy Hughes, head of school, leads Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on a tour of Holy Nativity Episcopal School in Panama City, Florida, on Jan. 12. The school is undergoing extensive repairs after being damaged in Hurricane Michael. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Panama City, Florida] A current of human electricity ran through the large crowd that had filled the sanctuary at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church. Post-hurricane emotional fatigue gave way to an undeniable, positive energy. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry could feel it.“I have to admit, I wish it had been a different name than Michael,” Curry said, opening with a joke that generated a hearty laugh from the room of Hurricane Michael survivors, easily 300 strong.When the rapidly intensifying storm made landfall near here on Oct. 10 with an estimated wind speed of 155 mph, some of these residents of Florida’s Panhandle lost everything or nearly everything. Even those who fared better than most awoke to a landscape forever altered and daily life upended – trees gone, homes damaged or destroyed, businesses darkened, schools closed, jobs up in the air, and a coastal region facing the uneasy question of how many of its residents would be coming back.Curry spent last weekend in and around Panama City on a pastoral visit to these communities three months after the storm, encouraging them to share their stories of recovery and assuring them that the Episcopal Church has not forgotten or given up on them.“To hear what you have done and are doing, therein is hope and grace and the power of love,” Curry said Jan. 12 at Holy Nativity, during the first of two listening sessions organized by the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. With the crowd filling every pew and spilling over to folding chairs on the sides and a standing area in the back, he praised them for their perseverance in the face of disaster.Episcopalians here gave Curry a warm welcome literally from the moment he stepped off the plane at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. The airport manager is a parishioner at Holy Nativity and greeted Curry at the gate.Holy Nativity Episcopal School’s campus has been closed since Hurricane Michael, though classes are being held in portable classrooms nearby. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceCurry’s first stop Jan. 12 was Holy Nativity Episcopal School, a few blocks from the church of the same name in The Cove, a beach-side neighborhood filled with modest houses and stunning oak trees. Hurricane Michael passed just east of Panama City, so its powerful Category 4 winds were aimed out to sea, sparing the city a devastating storm surge. At that strength, however, the wind did plenty of damage on its own, including to the school.One of the trees felled by the storm landed on the school’s roof, creating a gaping hole over the school’s lobby and one of its classrooms, but as the presiding bishop arrived accompanied by Bishop Russell Kendrick, the progress on repairs was remarkable. A new roof was in place and renovations inside were well underway.“Holy cow, they’ve gotten a lot done,” Kendrick said.Judy Hughes, Holy Nativity’s head of school, welcomed them into the lobby and kicked off her tour with a short video about the storm damage and repairs. A projector and screen were set up on floors still stripped to the baseboards, and the group watched the video standing under exposed rafters.Hughes’ goal is for her students to return to this school building by the fall, but their temporary accommodations are themselves quite an achievement. “We were the first school in Bay County to open,” Hughes said proudly. Classes resumed Oct. 29, in the hallways, courtyard and any other available spaces at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, and in additional space provided for by St. Thomas by the Sea Episcopal Church in Panama City Beach.Teachers and students have since moved into 15 portable classrooms set up like a makeshift educational village on vacant land behind Holy Nativity Church, and spirits are running high again, Hughes said. The school, which teaches preschool to eighth grade, had about 285 students enrolled this year, and only about 20 have yet to return after the hurricane.Curry thanked Hughes for the tour. His goal in scheduling this visit months after the storm was “to remind the church you’re still here.”“The church will be there 10 years from now,” Curry said later, during the short drive from the school to the church. The vehicle passed a man jogging through The Cove. “We’re long-distance runners. We’re not sprinters,” Curry added.Panama City, Florida, was spared a storm surge during Hurricane Michael, but with wind speed reaching an estimated 155 mph, damage in the city was widespread. Debris piles still are a common site. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceCommunities still in the thick of recoveryIf storm recovery is a marathon, these coastal communities are in the early miles of the race.Some properties have been cleared of downed trees and storm-tossed vegetation, while others appear untouched and frozen in a state of disarray. The smell of cut wood emanates from certain parts of Panama City, especially near lots that have been converted to mulching grounds.Residents say that, in the initial aftermath of the hurricane, a massive amount of household debris was hauled to the curbs. Walls of junk rose along the sides of residential streets, broken only by the gaps left for driveways. Now neighborhoods are beginning to look like neighborhoods again, with debris heaps still scattered here and there, some towering taller than houses – furniture, bricks, drywall, large appliances, siding, anything that might have broken free or been damaged during the storm.Some gas stations have reopened despite missing the roofs over their pumps. Many other businesses appear closed, either temporarily or for good. Those that have reopened struggle to get that message across with signs that say, “Yes We Are Open.” Business signs that have yet to be repaired speak in a kind of post-hurricane dialect. “SEAFOOD MARKET” becomes “EAF ARKE,” and “MARINE SERVICE” is now “MARI E ERVICE.”More than $5 billion in losses have been reported in insurance claims from Hurricane Michael in Florida. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe ubiquity of roof damage has launched thousands of homeowners on simultaneous searches for available roofers, creating a service backlog. Blue tarps are the most common stopgap until repairs can be made. Some roofs no longer exist to be repaired, either blown away or collapsed into the building, and occasionally there is no building left either, just a pile of rubble waiting to be cleared.More than $5 billion in losses have been reported in insurance claims in Florida, according to the state’s Office of Insurance Regulation, with most of the claims coming from Panama City, Mexico Beach and other communities in Bay County.The Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, with financial and logistical assistance from Episcopal Relief & Development, has worked closely with the eight Episcopal churches that sustained significant damage during Hurricane Michael, though all were able to resume Sunday services within two weeks of the storm.On the day of Curry’s listening session at Holy Nativity, the roof was still clad in blue tarp and other protective materials. The session inside was a mix of laughter and tears, applause and “amens,” as about two dozen Episcopalians from across the region rose to speak to Curry about their experiences during and after the hurricane.They shared stories of first responders’ heroic work, of one congregation’s newly homeless parishioners camping out in the parish hall, of neighbors sharing information over downed fences, of students glad to return to school to see their friends, of residents chipping in any way they could to help each other, and of a shared desire to return to daily life.Curry thanked them for their stories, saying they echoed what he had heard from Episcopalians during his visit last month to the Diocese of East Carolina, which is recovering from its own disaster after Hurricane Florence.“They started asking, ‘Who is our neighbor? Who may be worse off than we are?’” Curry said. “We’re kind of all in it together.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, left, and the Rev. Steve Bates, second to right, listen to Episcopalians share their stories of Hurricane Michael at a Jan. 12 session at Bates’ Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Panama City, Florida. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceAnna Eberhard said afterward that the presiding bishop’s visit was a tremendous personal boost for her and her family. Eberhard, a teacher at Holy Nativity Episcopal School and a member of the church, was displaced after the storm, forced to move more than hour away to Walton County until her house is repaired.She and her two daughters still make the trip back each weekday for school, but by the weekend, they are too tired of traveling to attend Sunday services. “I’m without my church home,” she told Episcopal News Service, so returning to the church and her congregation for this session with Curry gave her “the feeling of the Holy Spirit.”‘Serve each other in his spirit’Curry’s second listening session was held at St. James Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe, Florida, a smaller coastal community east of Panama City. On the drive to Port St. Joe, the presiding bishop passed through Mexico Beach, the small community that was hit hardest by Hurricane Michael. This region felt the brunt of Michael’s powerful storm surge, which virtually wiped out Mexico Beach.The community of Mexico Beach was virtually wiped out by the storm surge from Hurricane Michael. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceWhat is left of the community looked like a war zone, with buildings reduced to scrap or badly damaged. Roofs, if not missing altogether, were patched with blue tarp. The main road through town was dotted on the sides by pile after pile of debris, and part narrowed to one lane where roadway was eroded by the storm and had yet to be restored.The scene in Port St. Joe was nearly as bleak, though the neighborhood around St. James is farther inland and was mostly spared the worst of the waves.A crowd of about 125 people filled the church for Curry’s listening session. The tone was more subdued than in the morning session, but nearly 20 people stood to share their stories from Hurricane Michael.Melina Elum, a member of St. James, told of hunkering down in her Port St. Joe home with her husband during the storm, “wondering if we were going to live.”Elum said she prayed to God out loud and made a lot of promises while asking for protection. When the ordeal of the storm was over, “it was a relief, but it was also a responsibility when I realized what I promised,” she said. “I have more to do now because of that.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, center, and the Rev. Tommy Dwyer, left, listen to residents share their hurricane stories at Dwyer’s St. James Episcopal Church in Port St. Joe, Florida, on Jan. 12. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceAnna Connell, who moved to Mexico Beach with her three children about three years ago, worked a nurse at Bay Medical Sacred Heart Hospital in Panama City. When the storm hit, the family fled, and when they returned, their house was gone. Connell also was left without a job because part of the hospital was destroyed.Connell struggled to hold back tears as she told Curry about a phone conversation she had with her father after the hurricane. He told her to pray, so she did.“It was the first time in my life that I ever completely gave myself to God. It was very humbling,” she said. “I still don’t have a plan, but I have peace.”Curry thanked her and gave her a hug.“The truth is, none of us has the strength to do it by ourselves,” he told the crowd. “Together we can.”The next morning, Curry concluded his visit to the diocese by participating in Eucharist at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Panama City. During the hurricane, trees fell onto the administrative building at St. Andrew’s, crushing part of the roof, but the roof had been rebuilt by the time of Curry’s visit.The church itself sustained only minor damage, so on the first Sunday after the storm, the congregation was able to return and worship there. That day, the Rev. Margaret Shepard, rector at St. Andrew’s, invited parishioners to write on poster-size paper their emotions on the theme “What Has Made You Sad/Angry” in the hurricane’s aftermath, a coping exercise recommended by an Episcopal Relief & Development official.Among the responses: “So much loss and destruction.” “It made my aunt go away.” “Nothing is the same.” “Fear of starting over.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches Jan. 13 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Panama City, Florida. Photo: David Paulsen/Episcopal News ServiceThe parishioners’ words were still on display as the sanctuary filled with more than 200 people for the service Jan. 13.“Y’all got to listen. This Jesus has something to say,” Curry urged the congregation in his half-hour sermon. “He knows the way of life. … Follow him, love him and serve each other in his spirit.”For a community that may be experiencing a collective fear of starting over, the call to serve each other echoed some of the responses that parishioners had added to a second sheet of paper hanging in the sanctuary, which asked, “What Bright Spot Have You Found?”“Neighbors sharing and getting to know one another.”“The deep goodness of people.”“Coming to church!”“God’s comforting presence.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] By David PaulsenPosted Jan 14, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

first_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The VOICE of HealthBy Michael S. Jaffee, Vice-chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida and first published on we prepare to “spring forward” for daylight saving time on March 11, many of us dread the loss of the hour’s sleep we incur by moving our clocks forward. For millions, the loss will be an added insult to the inadequate sleep they experience on a daily basis.Surveys show that 40 percent of American adults get less than the nightly minimum of seven hours of sleep recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the National Sleep Foundation. The National Institutes for Health estimate that between 50 million and 70 million people do not get enough sleep. These recommendations for minimal sleep are based on a review of many scientific studies evaluating the role of sleep in our bodies and the effects of sleep deprivation on the ability of our body to function at our peak performance level.I am a neurologist at the University of Florida who has studied the effects of both traumatic brain injury and sleep impairment on the brain. I have seen the effects of sleep impairment and the significant effects it can have.According to the National Sleep Foundation, American adults currently average 6.9 hours of sleep per night compared with the 1940s, when most American adults were averaging 7.9 hours a night, or one hour more each night. In fact, in 1942, 84 percent of Americans got the recommended seven to nine hours; in 2013, that number had dropped to 59 percent. Participants in that same Gallup poll reported on average they felt they needed 7.3 hours of sleep each night but were not getting enough, causing an average nightly sleep debt of 24 minutes. Fitbit in January 2018 announced results of a study it conducted of 6 billion nights of its customers’ sleep and reported that men actually get even less than women, about 6.5 hours.Why sleep mattersThe problems caused by sleep shortage go beyond tiredness. In recent years, studies have shown that adults who were short sleepers, or those who got less than seven hours in 24 hours, were more likely to report 10 chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, and depression, compared to those who got enough sleep, that is, seven or more hours in a 24-hour period.There are more challenges for children, as they are thought to have an increased sleep need compared to adults. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that children 6 to 12 years of age should sleep nine to 12 hours a day and teens 13 to 18 should sleep eight to 10 hours daily on a regular basis to promote optimal health.A Sleep Foundation poll of parents suggested that American children are getting one hour of sleep or more per night less than what their body and brain require.Researchers have found that sleep deprivation of even a single hour can have a harmful effect on a child’s developing brain. Inadequate sleep can affect synaptic plasticity and memory encoding, and it can result in inattentiveness in the classroom.Every one of our biological systems is affected by sleep. When we don’t sleep long enough or when we experience poor quality of sleep, there can be serious biological consequences.When we are sleep deprived, our bodies become more aroused through an enhanced sympathetic nervous system, known as “fight or flight.” There is a greater propensity for increased blood pressure and possible risk of coronary heart disease. Our endocrine system releases more cortisol, a stress hormone. The body has less glucose tolerance and greater insulin resistance, which in the long term can cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. Also, sleep deprivation causes a reduction in growth hormone and muscle maintenance.We also rely on sleep to maintain our metabolism. Sleep deprivation can lead to the decreased release of the hormone leptin and increased release of the hormone ghrelin, which can be associated with increased appetite and weight gain.The human body also relies on sleep to help with our immune system. Sleep deprivation is associated with increased inflammation and decreased antibodies to influenza and decreased resistance to infection.Inadequate sleep has been associated with a negative effect on mood as well as decreased attention and increased memory difficulty. In addition, someone who is sleep deprived may experience a decrease in pain tolerance and in reaction times. Occupational studies have associated sleep deprivation with decreased performance, increased car accidents, and more days missed from work.The role of the brainResearchers have known for a while that brain health is an important aspect of sleep. Notably, sleep is an important part of memory consolidation and learning.Newer research has suggested another important aspect of sleep for our brain: There is a system for the elimination of possibly harmful proteins such as abnormal variants of amyloid. This waste removal process, using what is known as the glymphatic system, relies on sleep to effectively eliminate these proteins from the brain. These are the same proteins found to be elevated in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Studies show that older adults with less sleep have greater accumulations of these proteins in their brains.Our sleep-wake cycle is regulated by the circadian system, which helps signal the brain to sleep using the release of the natural hormone melatonin. It turns out that our body’s system for regulating melatonin and our sleep schedule is most powerfully controlled by light.There are cells in the retina of our eye that communicate directly with the brain’s biological clock regulators located in the hypothalamus and this pathway is most affected by light. These neurons have been found to be most affected by light waves from the blue spectrum or blue light. This is the kind of light most prominent in electronic lights from computers and smartphones. This has become a modern challenge that can adversely affect our natural sleep-wake cycle.Additional factors that can hamper sleep include pain conditions, medications for other conditions, and the increased demands and connectedness of modern society.As we prepare for daylight saving time, we can be mindful that many athletes have been including planned sleep extensions (sleeping longer than usual) into their schedule to enhance performance and that many professional sports teams have hired sleep consultants to help assure their athletes have enough sleep. Perhaps we should have a similar game plan as we approach the second Sunday in March. TAGSThe VOICE of Previous articleSplash Pad finally approvedNext articleWhy you should vote for Theresa Mott: In her own words Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects

first_imgArchDaily Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architectsSave this projectSaveConcrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Area:  128 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects 2015 Year:  “COPY” Switzerland CopyAbout this officeWespi de Meuron Romeo architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGambarognoIcebergSwitzerlandPublished on July 19, 2020Cite: “Concrete House in Caviano / Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects” 19 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs:  Hannes HenzCommitment:Paola de MeuronCollaborators:Giorgi & Partners, IFEC Ingegneria SAMaster Builder:Canonica SAWindows:Morotti GmbHPlasterer:Paolucci SAJoiner:Romeo Buss GmbHCity:GambarognoCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hannes HenzRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The house, designed as a residence for a family of three persons, was built in the immediate proximity of the architecture office in Caviano on the Lake Maggiore.In terms of adequate architectural densification new living space should be created on a remaining area of just 128 m2, on the same plot as the architecture office was built in 1981, without damaging the existing qualities. On the contrary, an enrichment of the outer spatial situation should be generated with reasonable densification in context with the existing building.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzSave this picture!© Hannes HenzThe building laws determined the outer form of the building, what often happens when leftover plots are developed. The minimal distance to the road, the minimal distance to the forest, the minimal building distance to the architecture office as well as the right to build on the limit to the southwest neighbour, create an irregular pentagonal form of totally 79 m² surface. A clear rectangle of 48 m² surface, which is the isolated interior, was integrated in this irregular form.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hannes HenzThe polygonal exterior shape and the steep topography of the site let the building appear as an archaic stone block in middle of the forest, this is reinforced by the rough washed concrete surfaces becoming darker by the weathering.To the mountain-sided street the construction presents itself as a closed, simple one-storey volume. The only opening towards the street is the raw steel gate leading to the entrance court. A 3 m wide forecourt with a natural stone pavement and two palms connects the house to the street and upgrade it spatially.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzTo the valley-side, the house appears as a narrow 3-storey tower. The house is organised on three floors: the top floor on the street level accommodates the entrance, the main living area and dining with the open kitchen, on two sides it’s completely closed and on the other two sides it’s completely vitrified towards the courtyards.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hannes HenzThe entrance courtyard on the mountainside protects the house against insight from the street and in the meantime it lets the sunlight in. The inner courtyard on the seaside releases the view to the lake and the mountains through a big roofed opening; while it’s closed wall surfaces reflect the sunlight to the inside.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzBoth courtyards, each with a wisteria, let the living room becomes a “garden” room and let the inhabitants experience in an unusual intense way the varying atmospheres of the weather and the light.A skylight above the staircase allows light to penetrate into the lower floor, which accommodates two bedrooms, each with its own outdoor loggia, the bathroom and the stairs to the cellar, where is the technique and a workspace.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzOriginally published on January 13th, 2016. Project gallerySee allShow lessDengshikou Hutong Residence / B.l.U.E. Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsCall for Submissions: Gaudi Architecture PrizeOpportunities Share CopyHouses•Gambarogno, Switzerland Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Upperhouse Namsan Exhibit Hall “Only Invited” / STRX Architects

first_imgArchDaily Landscape: Architect In Charge:STRX ArchitectsDesign Team:STRX Architects, domindofficeClients:Shinwon Construction, AETAS REAL ESTATEEngineering And Construction:STRX PartnersConsultants:you&us, THE EDIT, BeSPOKEHardware System Collaborators:GV InternationalCity:Yongsan-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jang MiRecommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialAccoyaAccoya® Wood in an Iconic Biblical Project: Giant Noah’s Ark CladCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. The Upperhouse Exhibit Hall equally creates the spatial concept that STRX hopes to provide to our clients through upcoming Upperhouse Namsan. STRX recognizes this place as a drawing room for “only invited” Upperhouse people. Through this Exhibit Hall, some of the clients already contracted the Upperhouse Namsan even without any information about the floorplans and arrangement plan. As Upperhouse Cheongdam involves a vast Cheongdam Park view, Upperhouse Namsan will have a Han-river and about 1,025,000㎡ of mountain Namsan as its natural landscape.Save this picture!© Jang MiSave this picture!© Jang MiSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jang MiWe have been inspired by the mid-century European landlord’s fortress gate when it comes to the main gate. The neon sign is designed as if the space has been there since long time ago, which again links to the Upperhouse philosophy focusing on “Timeless Beauty.” In this wide space, we only invite one client team at a time so that the invited client can feel the exclusivity which is the main consideration of the brand Upperhouse.Save this picture!© Jang MiAfter opening the main gate and before entering the space, there is a clean lobby where our staff welcomes the invited client. Opening this wide door, the client can observe the vast landscaping and a long catwalk path. The Exhibit Hall has massive landscaping that brings up the image of mountain Namsan. Since both two gates are narrow for the machines to enter, there was no other way to carry those million rocks and grasses than doing all manually one by one.Save this picture!© Jang MiSave this picture!Concept Drawing 02Save this picture!© Jang MiDespite of the hard work, we put our best to emphasize the landscaping to stress out that it is a rare phenomenon to build a residential on top of the mountain along the Namsan tower in Hannam Itaewon-dong. In between stones, stream murmurs as same as the one in mountain Namsan. On the ceiling, we installed classic chandeliers that light up the area more delicately.Save this picture!© Jang MiWalking down the catwalk path toward the end, there is a luxurious living space with a bench and a dining table where client can observe the Seoul city view through the window. This exceptional condition has not existed until now and won’t appear from now in Seoul city, so STRX is confident to claim that our fifth Upperhouse is a one and only residential of South Korea. “COPY” Area:  1239 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Jang Mi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSTRX ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureYongsan-guOn FacebookSouth KoreaPublished on August 24, 2020Cite: “Upperhouse Namsan Exhibit Hall “Only Invited” / STRX Architects” 24 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?“非请勿入”, Upperhouse南山店展厅设计 / STRX 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 stream “COPY” Studio losi Architects: STRX Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHospitality Architecture, Residential Architecture•Yongsan-gu, South Korea Project gallerySee allShow lessNotary Van Damme / Govaert & Vanhoutte ArchitectsSelected ProjectsPan House / 2BOOKS designSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:272 Sowol-ro, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South KoreaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2019 Upperhouse Namsan Exhibit Hall “Only Invited” / STRX Architects South Korea Manufacturers: Arclinea, BassamFellows, Ceccotti Collezioni, Kasthall, Michael Anastassiades, Toto, Viabizzuno, Cherner Chairs, Eric Shmitt, Tato, Valentin Loellmann Upperhouse Namsan Exhibit Hall “Only Invited” / STRX ArchitectsSave this projectSaveUpperhouse Namsan Exhibit Hall “Only Invited” / STRX ArchitectsSave this picture!© Jang Mi+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Hospitality Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

Land Rover extends its global partnership with IFRC for five years

first_img Tagged with: British Red Cross corporate Land Rover Land Rover extends its global partnership with IFRC for five years Howard Lake | 14 January 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Land Rover is extending its global humanitarian partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for a further five years.The relationship was first established in 1954. The very first donated vehicle was a Land Rover Series 1 Defender which was donated to the British Red Cross in Dubai as a mobile dispensary.The partnership was strengthened in 2007 as part of the development of Land Rover’s G4 Challenge. Since then its support has included the loan and donation of 119 vehicles and the provision of direct help to more than 800,000 people.IFRC Under Secretary Joelle Tanguy welcomed the extension of the partnership:“Together we can set up new initiatives and accelerate the reach of water and sanitation programmes that already support thousands of people. We will grow the partnership so it reaches more many more beneficiaries in vulnerable communities around the world.”Next five yearsOver the next five years, under the banner Reaching Vulnerable People Around the World, Land Rover and IFRC will work together in countries including UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Sudan to deliver a  range of humanitarian initiatives, including water and sanitation, health and social care and disaster response. Advertisementlast_img read more