Casino & games 27th November 2018 | By Robin Harrison AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter A collaborative approach to casino management Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Aspire Global chief operating officer Dima Reiderman explains how the supplier curates and manages content on behalf of third party partners Aspire Global chief operating officer Dima Reiderman explains how the supplier curates and manages content on behalf of third party partners through its white label business.It’s not a case of simply attempting to offer as many games as we possibly can As a platform provider we are connected with multiple slots providers, some of them through direct integration, and others via game aggregator platforms. For instance, we have directly integrated with the likes of NetEnt, Play’n Go and Microgaming, while in terms of platforms we have integrated with companies including Quickfire, NYX (or SG Digital) and iSoftBet. But it’s not a case of simply attempting to offer as many games as we possibly can. We understand that having a competitive offering, in terms of having a broad selection of games, is definitely important. We do this; after all, we have to remain competitive. But at the same time, we don’t believe it is simply a question of numbers. For example, an operator may claim to offer more than 3,000 games, and that this makes it the biggest online casino in the market. A supplier could say that it has over 9,000 games on its platform. These sorts of figures are impressive to put on a banner or a pitch document, but it’s just a number. Players don’t play a thousand games; most won’t even play a hundred. We know it’s not just about quantity, so we look for new ways to differentiate our offering. For example, we offer a number of exclusive slots, which means that working with us, operators will be able to get something that they can’t find anywhere else.Quality is important, which is why we don’t connect with every studio available, even when we work with game aggregation platforms. We may have access to games from more than 100 different studios through a platform, but that doesn’t mean that we are going to launch every game from each partner. We cherry pick the ones we want to launch and work to ensure they can be successful via our platform. Having a competitive offering is important, but having a quality offering is equally important. There is not a single strategy for all brands We see white label partnerships as collaborations with our partners. For example, as part of the service we provide, we don’t just launch titles on our network, but proactively manage the games. We reorder titles regularly, promote different games, run CRM campaigns and reposition titles as and when required. We’re quite unique in that sense; our partners are entrusting their brands to us, so we focus on making sure the games we provide are profitable. This means there is not a single strategy for all brands. Partners occasionally pick out a game as particularly important – usually a jackpot game or a branded title – so we will develop a bespoke strategy for that brand. While the majority may have this particular title further down the menu of slots, for that client we’ll push it to the top of the list. In general, content management is supported by a range of predictive analytics we’ve developed, meaning we can input a series of data parameters, such as royalty payments, market preferences and player habits, and this will give us a recommended output. To maximise profitability on the player level, Aspire Global’s analysis tools perform statistical scenario tests to determine strategies for the promotion of games within casinos. The statistical model consider game specific factors such as the percentage of pay-out, supplier royalty levels, stickiness with players and average player spend in the game to determine the impact on player lifetime value from different actions in relation to the game. Games that are performing well are promoted while games that are performing poorly are either moved in the user interface or replaced by a better performing game.We see this as a major part of why our net gaming to deposits ratio is usually at higher end of the industry scale. We manage white label sites at player level The analytics can also be used to guide partners. For example, a client might want to run a special promotional campaign or launch in a new market, and be looking for titles that drive high conversion rates, or are particularly popular in a certain region. We can then provide them with a recommendation to help drive revenue from the campaign or launch.The strategy can’t be the same for all brands – we don’t manage our white label sites on brand level. Instead, things are managed on a player level, based on behavioural characteristics. This way each player active on our network will be provided with a range of games that suit their style of play, so if a user prefers particularly volatile slots, we will promote these products to them across our network. It’s also important to look at each brand’s target markets; player characteristics are different in each territory, so we are careful to ensure that players in each market receive culturally relevant product promotions. It’s important to consider the business case for each game We have a very strict approach towards which games we offer to players. We’re very sensitive to issues such as return to players or jackpots, for example. While we launch more than two games a day, every single product is thoroughly tested. We have our QA team run through the game, and then pass it to our analysis teams to assess risks such as bonus abuses, and ensuring maximum exposure for operators isn’t too high. If there are any concerns, we’ll make minor changes, such as tweaking maximum bets, so each and every product launched has been tweaked and tested. We don’t just fire out new games. This is crucial, I think. We’re probably a mid-tier business now, with a network ranging from lower- to top-tier brands. We need to make sure we look after our clients’ best interests; we’re their partners, so our success is aligned with their success. This means we need to make difficult decisions. Say a supplier released and heavily promoted a new title, which soon went live on most major operators’ sites. If our examination of the game revealed that it came with a theoretical mass exposure of millions of Euros, we would be wary about putting it live. Smaller operators on our network could have their profits wiped out by a multi-million Euro payout – it’s just not good business sense to jeopardise partners in that way. This is why it’s important to consider the business case for each game, rather than trying to copy the rest of the market. Email Address
Online operator Puntt has launched a new esports player betting platform, allowing users to wager on individual competitors, which it claims to be the first offering of its kind in the industry.Available to UK customers over the age of 18, Puntt will initially offer a range of betting options on Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (CS:GO) players in the ESL Pro League, with Dota2 and other major titles to follow later in 2020.Puntt will offer odds on all tournaments in the CS:GO Major Championships, with users also able to wager on certain match performance stats such as most kills.The site will run as a pool betting platform, with customers able to bet against each other, rather than taking odds set by the operator. Puntt said that it will not limit or exclude players when they win, while it will also donate a percentage of its turnover to charity“Puntt has been built to fill a glaring gap in the esports betting space – offering a fair and exciting betting product through which you back individual players as opposed to betting fixed odds on teams alone,” Puntt chief executive Phill Adams said.“After 18 months of work to bring Puntt to market, and despite the current difficult circumstances, we’re incredibly excited, that we will be launching in the UK during the ESL Pro League – Season 11. “For Puntt, this is just the start, with more player betting markets and more esports to be introduced over the coming months.”The launch of Puntt marks the latest development in the esports betting market, at a time when the traditional sports wagering market is suffering as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Today (26 March), EveryMatrix announced that it had enhanced its OddsMatrix service to help customers move into the esports betting market during the current sports shut-down.The Formula 1 motor-racing series also launched a new esports competition in place of the races that have been postponed as a result of the outbreak, while esports betting provider GameScorekeeper rolled out a new service to allow operators to lower the risk of taking bets on events where the majority of participants are under 18.In addition, the Nevada Gaming Control Board has given its approval for licensed operators in the state to begin accepting bets on esports competition, the ESL Pro League Season. Regions: UK & Ireland Puntt claims market first with esports player betting site Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online operator Puntt has launched a new esports player betting platform, allowing users to wager on individual competitors, which it claims to be the first offering of its kind in the industry. Casino & games 26th March 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Video Gaming Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
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Ex factor: Don Armand on the attack against Saracens earlier this season (Getty Images) TAGS: Exeter ChiefsSaracens Related: My day off with Exeter’s Joe and Sam SimmondsSaracens centre Brad Barritt: “They’ve improved hugely (since 2016 final), they’ve justified their number one league position and are a fantastic team with very few weaknesses.“They’re a formidable opponent but one we are excited to meet.”Any interesting statistics?Saracens scored more tries than any other team in the regular season with 89 and conceded the fewest (40). Exeter were second best with 79 tries for and 42 against. Sarries also scored the most points over the season with 731 compared to Exeter’s 618.Owen Farrell is the Premiership’s top point-scorer this season with 213.Young gun: Exeter’s Sam Simmonds was named Premiership Discovery of the Season (Getty Images)Only three clubs have successfully defended their Premiership title – Leicester (1999-2002 and 2009-10), Wasps (2003-05) and Saracens (2015-16).Saracens full-back Alex Goode tops the metres gained charts with 1,845 and is closely followed by Exeter’s Olly Woodburn (1,739). Woodburn also has the joint most clean breaks, with 39 alongside Christian Wade of Wasps.Exeter lock Jonny Hill, who is part of the England squad for the South Africa tour, has won more lineouts than any other player in the Premiership this season – 107.When does it kick off and is it on TV?The match kicks off at 3pm at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon and will be broadcast live on BT Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.There will be plenty of experience in the middle as Wayne Barnes will be refereeing his 200th Premiership game and eighth final, with Luke Pearce and Paul Dix as his assistants.The bosses: Rob Baxter of Exeter and Mark McCall of Saracens with the trophy (Getty Images)What are the line-ups?EXETER: Lachie Turner; Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Sam Hill, Olly Woodburn; Joe Simmonds, Nic White; Alec Hepburn, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Tomas Francis, Mitch Lees, Jonny Hill, Dave Ewers, Don Armand (captain), Sam Simmonds.Replacements: Jack Yeandle, Ben Moon, Greg Holmes, Sam Skinner, Thomas Waldrom, Stuart Townsend, Gareth Steenson, Ian Whitten.SARACENS: Alex Goode; Sean Maitland, Alex Lozowski, Brad Barritt (captain), Chris Wyles; Owen Farrell, Richard Wigglesworth; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Vincent Koch, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Nick Isiekwe, Jackson Wray, Billy Vunipola. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Exeter v Saracens Aviva Premiership final previewExeter and Saracens meet at Twickenham on Saturday afternoon in what is set to be a thrilling Aviva Premiership final.It’s a repeat of the 2016 final, in which Saracens came out on top 28-20, but Exeter are the defending champions having triumphed last year when they beat Wasps in extra-time.Plus, the Chiefs have won their last four matches against Saracens – home and away in the league this season, in the pool stages of the Anglo-Welsh Cup and in last year’s Premiership semi-final.Points machine: Owen Farrell scored 27 points in the semi-final (Getty Images)Exeter have been strong all season in the league while Saracens overcame a mid-season slump of seven straight defeats to finish second. Saracens have certainly added to their attacking game and have looked particularly sharp in recent weeks, but Exeter are known for their ability to retain possession and denying opponents the opportunity to create tries. So it should be a fascinating match-up.Billy Vunipola, who was taken off at half-time in the semi-final, is fit to start in an unchanged match-day 23 for Saracens while both Chris Wyles and Schalk Brits will be playing their final games for the club.Exeter have also named the same squad for the final that played last Saturday, with Don Armand skipper and Joe Simmonds picked at fly-half ahead of Gareth Steenson. Interestingly, only four of the starting XV also started last year’s final –Armand, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Armand, Jack Nowell and Olly Woodburn.Here’s everything else you need to know…How did the two teams reach this stage?Exeter finished top of the table at the end of the regular season, eight points clear of Saracens with 17 wins in 22 games. They then beat Newcastle 36-5 in their semi-final at Sandy Park to reach their third successive league final. One of the standout stats from that semi-final was that the Chiefs had 92% possession in the first half!Saracens, who won 16 of their regular-season games, hosted Wasps in the last four and came out on top 57-33 at Allianz Park, scoring six tries in all and Owen Farrell finishing with a points haul of 27. This is Saracens’ fourth Premiership final in five years.What have the players said?Exeter centre Henry Slade: “A large part of the game is mental in terms of finding 5% in how hard you hit in collisions, especially against Saracens, you’ve got some big lads able to win the momentum and get over the gain-line.“To beat Saracens you’ve got to be good in all areas, they’re a top side, but we’re looking forward to putting our best foot forward.” It’s a repeat of the 2016 Premiership final at Twickenham this weekend – here’s all you need to know Replacements: Schalk Brits, Richard Barrington, Juan Figallo, Will Skelton, Michael Rhodes, Ben Spencer, Marcelo Bosch, Nathan Earle.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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SisonPosted Jul 8, 2013 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI General Synod chancellor David Jones. Photo: Art Babych, Anglican Journal[Anglican Journal] A new formula for deciding clerical and lay membership at General Synod, which is projected to decrease its size, has been approved.Membership to the Anglican Church of Canada’s governing body will now be calculated based on average attendance at four liturgical celebrations — Easter, Pentecost, the second Sunday in September and Christmas — over two years.Currently, membership is determined by the number of licensed clergy in the diocese, a situation that has been regarded as problematic because licensing practices vary across the church.After a lengthy discussion, Motion A042, which amended Section 8(f) of the church’s constitution, was approved on second reading by a two-thirds majority of each order at General Synod. Thirty-four bishops, 82 clergy and 105 laity voted in favour; three bishops, 23 clergy and 28 laity were opposed.The motion presented by the governance working group (GWG) stated that minimum diocesan representation should be one clergy and one lay member, in addition to the youth member and bishop, for dioceses having an average attendance of 2,499 persons or less. Chancellor David Jones, chair of the GWG, said this would have reduced membership by about 15 per cent.The new formula, which will use attendance statistics provided by dioceses to the national office, was met with some criticism on the floor. Several speakers stood up to question the accuracy and integrity of those statistics. Jones acknowledged that not all dioceses comply with the request for statistics, but expressed the hope that this new method would encourage them to comply.Some members questioned the reliance on counting “membership and not discipleship,” and expressed concern that this could mean less representation for rural-based dioceses whose demographics are shifting. But others said bigger dioceses actually stand to lose some representation as a consequence of this new formula.“Our ministry to the wider community is increasing, even as official membership is dropping,” said Jeff Peddle, from the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. “There are other ways of measuring affiliation. If we use attendance, let’s make sure it’s accurate.”Dean Kevin Dixon, from the diocese of Huron, said that with a growing number of people moving into urban areas, a trend could arise where decisions will be made “by places where people are wealthy.”This view was echoed by diocese of the Arctic Bishop David Parsons, who said that his diocese has a small representation even if “almost all” in the north, who have no access to churches or a minister, will say they’re Anglican.Archbishop Colin Johnson, bishop of the diocese of Toronto and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario, urged caution against “stereotyping one part of the country as more powerful than another.” Southern urban areas are often viewed as “centres of great wealth,” but the reality is that power, privilege and education belong only to a few, he said. He noted that big cities like Toronto are “enormously diverse” and include people struggling with unemployment, poverty and low education.Statistically, one in five Anglicans lives in Toronto, said Johnson, and potentially Toronto could have 44 members. But he added, “We are represented well enough with the 24 that we have.”Diocese of New Westminster Bishop Michael Ingham said that with the new formula, his diocese would actually lose its current representation. And yet, he said, “I rise to support this motion…Wealth and size shouldn’t play a part in our deliberations.” He added that “there is no perfect formula,” and if the formula results in improper distribution of representation, it could be amended down the line until “a smaller and more efficient” way of working is found.Diocese of Niagara Bishop Michael Bird said he supported the motion, but noted how it does not deal with the issue of episcopal representation. 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Foto de Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS.[Episcopal News Service] El Rdo. Jemonde Taylor vio por primera vez el proceso político en acción cuando, siendo alumno de kindergarten, su padre lo llevó con él a un colegio electoral.“Entramos en la caseta y corrimos la cortina, y yo lo vi perforar la tarjeta”, recuerda él. “No entendí lo que sucedió en ese momento, pero recuerdo eso”.Taylor conservó ese recuerdo en la memoria a través de los años, acaso porque él creció oyendo el relato de su padre de intentar inscribirse para votar siendo un joven negro en el Sur y escuchando la historia de su abuela que vino a votar por primera vez después de los setenta años.Ahora, como rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Ambrosio [St. Ambrose] en Raleigh, Carolina del Norte, Taylor está dirigiendo la campaña de promoción a favor de la inscripción electoral en su iglesia. Laborar por extender el acceso a la vida cívica y política es el ADN de San Ambrosio. La iglesia, una congregación tradicionalmente afroamericana, sirvió de punto de partida a las manifestaciones de los años 60 para protestar por la inhabilitación de los votantes negros, y varios feligreses son lo bastante viejos para recordar el papel de la iglesia como una de las paradas de los Recorridos de la Libertad de 1961.“Desde antes que yo estuviera aquí – se cumplen cuatro años en septiembre – siempre ha habido folletos sobre inscripciones de votantes en una mesa en el nártex junta a las planillas para apuntarse para la escuela bíblica de vacaciones y las [reuniones] de regreso”, dijo Taylor. Cunado cambian el código electoral, algo que ocurre con frecuencia en Carolina del Norte en los últimos años, la iglesia saca pliegos informativos explicando los cambios y recordándole a la gente su derecho a votar, añadió.Los pliegos informativos han resultado una herramienta valiosa aquí donde la asamblea estatal y el gobernador han querido imponer trabas más estrictas a los votantes. El 15 de agosto, el gobernador dijo que le pediría al Tribunal Supremo de EE.UU. que reimpusiera una ley de identificación del elector y que le permitiera a los condados decidir extender o acortar la votación anticipada. La solicitud del gobernador se produjo luego del dictamen del tribunal federal de apelaciones el 29 de julio que derogaba una ley —aprobada en 2013 por la Asamblea General de Carolina del Norte— que imponía estrictos requisitos de identificación a los votantes, al reducir el período de votación anticipada del estado y eliminar la inscripción del mismo día y el sufragio provisional para las personas que voten en un colegio electoral equivocado. Los que se oponen a esta legislación arguyen que grava desproporcionadamente a los votantes negros y latinos, a los estudiantes universitarios y a los adultos de más edad. Desde que se aprobó, la ley ha enfrentado varios desafíos y modificaciones legales, dando lugar a una amplia confusión entre algunos votantes respecto a cómo y cuándo pueden votar.El tribunal de apelaciones sostuvo “que la ley había sido promulgada con una intención racialmente discriminatoria” y que afecta a los afroamericanos “con una precisión casi quirúrgica”. El gobernador sostiene que el documento de identificación es un requisito para otros estados que están poniendo en vigor leyes semejantes sin oposición.Una historia de la inscripción electoralPara muchas iglesias de Carolina del Norte, participar en campañas de inscripción electoral tiene que ver menos con veredictos judiciales y más con responder a lo que los miembros ven como un llamado a los cristianos a intervenir en la esfera pública.La feligresa Nancy Tunnessen ha coordinado actividades de inscripción de votantes en la capilla de la Cruz [Chapel of the Cross] en Chapel Hill desde que comenzaron en 2008. “Para mí, mi fe debe conformar cómo vivo mi vida y las decisiones que tomo respecto a cómo doy mi tiempo o mis recursos”, dijo. “La equidad en el voto es una de las cosas que creo importantes y es algo que pienso por lo que vale la pena trabajar”.Los domingos a fines del verano y principios del otoño, Tunnessen y otros voluntarios ponen mesas, frente a la iglesia después de los oficios, con materiales e información sobre la inscripción de votantes. La iglesia dirige su empeño a la feligresía, pero la ocasión coincide con el comienzo del semestre de otoño en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte. Nuevos estudiantes visitan la iglesia al comienzo del semestre, y muchos de ellos no están conscientes de que deben actualizar su inscripción electoral para poder votar en la localidad. Chapel Hill es también un sitio popular para jubilarse; los nuevos residentes, e incluso los residentes de mucho tiempo que se mudan de una casa en la ciudad a una instalación para jubilados, deben actualizar sus inscripciones electorales.Llegar a los vecinosMientras la capilla de la Cruz llega a la gente en etapas cambiantes de la vida, la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s] en Haw River y la iglesia episcopal de San Andrés [St. Andrew’s] en Greensboro centran sus esfuerzos de inscripción electoral en latinos privados de derechos. Ambas iglesias han trabajado para entablar relaciones en sus comunidades latinas y contemplan los esfuerzos en pro de la inscripción electoral bilingüe como el próximo paso en la profundización de esas relaciones.San Andrés de Haw River está situada cerca de un barrio de casas móviles que alquilan fundamentalmente familias inmigrantes con quienes la iglesia ha establecido una relación a través de su huerto comunitario y un programa de tutoría extraescolar. El programa llevó a unos cuantos adultos del barrio a pedirles a los tutores voluntarios que los ayudaran a llenar las solicitudes de ciudadanía. Sabiendo que estos nuevos ciudadanos deberían inscribirse para votar, la Rda. Miriam Saxon, vicaria de San Andrés, se ocupó de que los voluntarios recibieran un adiestramiento a través de la Asociación Nacional para el Progreso de las Personas de Color (NAACP por su sigla en inglés) con la intención de hacer campaña puerta por puerta.Sin embargo, una llamada de cortesía al propietario de los casas rodantes deshizo esa idea.“La mujer que contestó al teléfono dijo: ‘No creemos en lo que ustedes creen’ y me dijo que no seríamos bien recibidos”, contó Saxon. La mujer, añadió ella, no explicó las diferencias religiosas, pero Saxon decidió no hacer campaña en la barriada para evitar provocar un problema entre las familias y su patrón. En lugar de eso, el 27 de agosto y de nuevo en septiembre, los voluntarios darán información y formularios de inscripción en la iglesia. La iglesia se propone enviar volantes a casas de los padres en las mochilas de los niños que participan en el programa infantil extraescolar, anunciar las fechas en el periódico y poner un cartel en la autopista cerca de la iglesia.Sobreponerse al miedoNo todas las barreras para la inscripción de votantes en las comunidades latinas son externas. La Rda. Audra Abt, asociada al rector para la misión y la participación comunitaria a través de su labor de misionera para Puerta Abierta, una casa culto que atiende a un barrio mayoritariamente latino, y su participación con agrupaciones organizadoras de la comunidad. El temor de compartir información con el gobierno es un tema común en las historias que ella le oye contar a los latinos.“Las personas con quienes me reúno están temerosas de lo que sucederá cuando ponen información personal en un documento legal, aunque sean ciudadanos y cuenten con la información legal que necesitan para votar”, dijo Abt. “Las personas que tienen sus papeles en regla tratan de proteger a sus familiares y vecinos que no los tienen”.Cambios confusos en las leyes de inmigración en el transcurso de los años han llevado a muchos miembros de la comunidad inmigrante latina a llegar a la conclusión de que es más seguro no inscribirse para votar.“Es difícil obtener una información precisa cuando muchísimas personas a tu alrededor no están inscritas y no pueden estarlo”, dijo Abt.Para ayudar a divulgar una información correcta, en mayo, varios miembros de San Andrés y de Puerta Abierta asistieron a un entrenamiento de promoción electoral del Congreso de Organizaciones Latinas de Carolina del Norte que se celebró en el salón parroquial de San Andrés. Los participantes de este taller, hispanohablantes y bilingües, ya habían tenido cuatro campañas de inscripción electoral en cooperativas de crédito latinas, en iglesias y en centros comerciales con concentraciones de negocios propiedad de latinos. Otras cuatro campañas más están programadas durante el otoño. En octubre, los voluntarios seguirán con personas que se inscribieron durante alguno de los eventos para ayudar a organizar viajes a los colegios electorales para aquellos que los necesiten.Volviendo a Raleigh, la gente de San Ambrosio está llevando a cabo una tarea semejante. En 2012 y 2014, la iglesia se asoció con Democracy North Carolina, una organización no partidista que estimula la participación de los votantes y la responsabilidad del gobierno, para montar un banco de datos telefónicos y un centro de campaña en el salón parroquial de la iglesia durante varios sábados del otoño. La iglesia también ha participado en “Almas para las Urnas” [Souls to the Polls], un evento de Democracy North Carolina que reúne a congregaciones en una localidad central luego del culto dominical para un mitin y una actividad de inscripción electoral. San Ambrosio se propone llevar a cabo actividades semejantes este otoño.“Se trata de nuestra mayordomía del tiempo”, dijo Taylor. “Dios nos dio esta vida, y debemos participar. Quiero que usted venga a la reunión anual y se exprese con franqueza respecto a los miembros de la junta parroquial. Cuando sea la campaña por la mayordomía, quiero que llene la tarjeta de promesa. Votar es su derecho constitucional, y yo quiero que se inscriba. Esto es lo que Dios nos llama a hacer: a participar”.— Summerlee Walter es coordinadora de comunicaciones de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte. 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“COPY” CopyHouses, Small Scale•Helsinki, Finland Houses Finland Photographs: Jenni Gästgivar, Nikita Wu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Marco Casagrande Area Area of this architecture project TIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco CasagrandeSave this projectSaveTIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco Casagrande Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881462/tikku-micro-apartment-marco-casagrande Clipboard Projects 2017 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881462/tikku-micro-apartment-marco-casagrande Clipboard Save this picture!© Jenni Gästgivar+ 37 Share Photographs Manufacturers: CrosslamC Lab Team:Nikita Wu, Taijirou OkudaConstruction Work:Woodpolis KuhmoStructural Design:Timber BrosOrganizer:Helsinki Design WeekCurator:Martina Wuoristo-HuhtaIn Co Operation With:CrossLam Kuhmo, Woodpolis, City of Kuhmo, Profin, Plantagen, Sponda, PEFC, Kainuu Vocational CollegeCity:HelsinkiCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nikita Wu“Tikku (‘stick’) can be built in one night. It takes a stand for the urban planning of the future: as cities grow denser, there is a need to find more agile ways of building and spatial solutions. In an insightful way, Tikku demonstrates the development of cities and a future vision of combining different spaces. A dense urban structure that combines different purposes offers new opportunities for developing communality and brings life to cities when buildings can also be used outside of office hours. A micro apartment building also sets for us an example of a future,” says Anita Riikonen, Marketing and Brand Manager at Sponda.Save this picture!SketchTIKKU is a micro-apartment building with a foot-print of one car parking place 2,5 x 5 meters. It is assembled out of CLT cross-laminated timber spatial modules and can be erected on site overnight at any car-city of the world. Where ever a car can go, Tikku can grow.Save this picture!© Jenni GästgivarTikku is a safe-house for neo-archaic biourbanism, a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad. It will offer privacy, safety and comfort. All the rest of the functions can be found in the surrounding city.Save this picture!© Jenni GästgivarTikku is a needle of urban acupuncture, conquering the no-man’s land from the cars and tuning the city towards the organic. Many Tikkus can grow side-by-side like mushrooms and they can fuse into larger organisms.Save this picture!© Jenni GästgivarTikku is self-sufficient. It produces its own energy with solar panels and it has dry toilets. Fresh water is carried in. Showers, saunas, laundry machines and food is around. Modern man has to die a bit in order to be reborn.Save this picture!© Nikita WuCLT is 5 times lighter that reinforced concrete. With normal streets Tikku does not require any foundation, it will just simply stand on the street. There is a sand-box in bottom balancing the building. 10 cm CLT is plenty for the structure and 20 cm CLT is sufficient even for cold winters. No added insulation is needed.Save this picture!© Jenni GästgivarThe functions and combinations of the spatial modules are endless. For example: room, green-house, office, shop, kitchen, sauna, dojo, workshop, hotel-room, knitting etc.Save this picture!© Nikita WuThe first 1:1 scale prototype of the Tikku was realized for the Helsinki Design Week 2017 outside of Atheneum in the heart of Helsinki. This Tikku had 3 floors: sleeping, working and green-house.“Without his Tikku, modern man is just a common ape.” Project gallerySee allShow lessArena Aix / Auer Weber + Christopher Gulizzi ArchitecteSelected ProjectsNext Cities Institute: Designing Global Urban FuturesArticles Share TIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco Casagrande Area: 37 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMarco CasagrandeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleHelsinkiFinlandPublished on October 13, 2017Cite: “TIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco Casagrande” 13 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Cancer Research UK’s DryathlonEncourage your mates to donate by sharing this booze-free badge ???? We’ve got your back, #Dryathletes ???????? pic.twitter.com/sXoQzMfNH5— CRUK’s Dryathlon (@dryathlon) January 19, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 Christian Aid’s Give it up for LentGive something up this #Lent and help raise funds for Christian Aid! https://t.co/l9KYH5Y0vA pic.twitter.com/GXlVZyJ3KF— Christian Aid (@christian_aid) February 1, 2018 The British Heart Foundation is challenging the nation’s chocoholics to once again put their willpower to the test and give up chocolate for March for its DECHOX event.The TV and radio advert launched on 1 February, asking chocoholics to sign-up and this year the British Heart Foundation is working with WPN Chameleon to integrate its creative across digital, radio and TV.DECHOX first launched in 2015 and last March, over 16,000 people took part raising more than £1.2 million. This year the charity is hoping even more people will participate.Adrian Adams, Head of Mass Participation at the British Heart Foundation, said:“It’s no secret that we’re a nation of chocolate-lovers and it’s extraordinary how far people are willing to go for a sweet treat. Whilst it’s only a bit of fun to challenge yourself to ditch chocolate for one month, the money raised through sponsorship will help fund vital research to help transform the lives of an estimated seven million people living with heart and circulatory disease in the UK.”The nation’s DECHOX starts 1 March 2018. Five more events that ask people to give something up for charity: Advertisement Macmillan’s Sober OctoberWe wanted to say a final HUGE thank you for taking part this year! Thanks to your Sober-powers, you’ve helped us raise a phenomenal £4.2 million for people facing cancer. We hope you enjoyed the challenge, and we look forward to having you back on the wagon with us next year! pic.twitter.com/hW2aw8KtaW— Go Sober For October (@GoSoberUK) December 4, 2017 Give it up for GOSHIt’s not too late to #GiveitupforGOSH this Feb! Join Carol and her family in giving up something you love, all to raise vital funds to support the seriously ill children treated at GOSH. Need some inspiration? Carol explains why she’s getting involved: https://t.co/CbrFsmRwjN pic.twitter.com/DpreujDTaX— GOSH (@GreatOrmondSt) February 1, 2018 193 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: fundraising events BHF asks the nation to give up chocolate for DECHOX March 194 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis34 Alcohol Concern’s Dry JanuaryLooking good and feeling great? #DryJanuary & Beyond can help people to lose pounds from the waistline while adding £s in the pocket. Why not donate the money saved from not drinking this month? Small things really do make a giant difference. https://t.co/1tkdBYy6mH pic.twitter.com/eKU9m5f0uV— Dry January (@dryjanuary) February 3, 2018 Melanie May | 7 February 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Top StoriesSupreme Court To Pronounce Judgment Tomorrow On Petition Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Election Sanya Talwar23 Nov 2020 6:25 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court will pronounce judgment in the case pertaining to the challenge of the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun will pronounce the judgment at 12 noon tomorrow.On November 18, top court had reserved orders in the plea and had said that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court will pronounce judgment in the case pertaining to the challenge of the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun will pronounce the judgment at 12 noon tomorrow.On November 18, top court had reserved orders in the plea and had said that the issue concerned with the most important office of the country, i.e. the PMO and that it cannot be kept pending indefinitely. This happened after the counsel for petitioner sought adjournments and pass overs many times during the hearing.”We have already adjourned it many times. This is an important case which revolves around the unique office of the Prime Minister. We cannot keep it pending indefinitely,” CJI SA Bobde had saidThe special leave petition is filed challenging the judgment passed by the Allahabad High Court in December 2019 dismissing Tej Bahadur’s election petition on the ground of lack of locus standi.”…the petitioner is neither an elector nor a candidate at the election which he seeks to challenge and would therefore have no locus to file election petition,” said a single bench of Justice Mohan Kumar Gupta of the High Court.It may be recalled that Tej Bahadur Yadav had attempted to contest against PM Modi from Varanasi on BSP ticket. However, his nomination was rejected by the Returning Officer citing the reason that he had failed to submit a certificate stating that his dismissal from BSF was not on account of disloyalty or corruption.He was dismissed from the BSF in 2017 after a video featuring him became viral, where he was seen he complaining about the quality of food served to soldiers guarding the India-Pakistan border became viral.The HC held that Yadav could not have filed the election petition as he was neither nominated nor could he be deemed to be duly nominated.The court relied on Section 33 of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 which states that if a person in government service is dismissed and a period of five years has not elapsed since the dismissal, such person shall not be deemed to be duly nominated as a candidate unless his nomination paper is accompanied by a certificate issued in the prescribed manner by the Election Commission to the effect that he has not been dismissed for corruption or disloyalty to the State.The SLP filed in the Supreme Court contends that the High Court has failed to appreciate the misuse of provisions under Sections 9 & 33(3) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 by the District Election Officer.The plea drawn by Advocate Pradeep Kumar and filed by Advocate Sanjeev Malhotra further avers that a grave error has been committed by the High Court by failing to take into contention the merits of the case and thereby, wrongly deciding the plea on “mere technical grounds” of Order VII Rule 11 of the Code of Civil Procedure.The ex-BSF jawan had previously approached the Supreme Court, challenging the decision of the Returning Officer to reject his nomination from Varanasi constituency. A Bench headed by then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had dismissed the petition.Next Story
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