Sazka hails green shoots following Covid-19 shut-down

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Sazka hails green shoots following Covid-19 shut-down AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 11th September 2020 | By contenteditor Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group says it is showing signs of recovery following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down, which resulted in revenue and profit falling in the first half of 2020. Czech gaming conglomerate Sazka Group says it is showing signs of recovery following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down, which resulted in revenue and profit falling in the first half of 2020.Amounts wagered across all brands and markets declined 28.8% year-on-year to €1.84bn (£1.70bn/$2.18bn) over the six months to 30 June.Once €1.19bn was paid to players as winnings – down 29.2% – the business posted gross gaming revenue of €651.9m, a 28.2% drop from the prior year.“Our diverse geographic exposure, game portfolio and sales channels, the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have within the organisation, and the agility and resilience of our team meant that we were well placed to deal with Covid-19,” Sazka chief executive Robert Chvatal said.“They also positioned us well for recovery when the situation began to normalise. Over the last few months performance across geographies and products has been returning towards, or in some cases is above, pre-pandemic levels.”Sazka’s largest market for the period by far was Greece and Cyprus, where OPAP, in which it holds a 43.33% stake, saw revenue fall 34.8% to €507.9m. As outlined in OPAP’s H1 results yesterday (10 September), the business saw revenue drop across all product verticals, though noted that once its retail outlets began reopening from 11 May, performance had recovered strongly.In the Czech Republic, however, government restrictions were lifted in mid-May. During this period at least 70% of Sazka’s points of sale network remained operational, rising to 95% before restrictions were lifted in full. As such revenue from the country actually grew year-on-year, rising 11.7% to €144.0m.Looking at revenue by product vertical, this broke down to GGR of €364.5m from numerical lotteries, down 26.3%, while instant win revenue was down 36.6% at €43.8m.Sports betting, meanwhile, saw its contribution decline 33.2% to €130.0m, and video lottery terminals revenue dropped 35.6% to €90.1m.While online games remain the smallest segment for Sazka, the channel’s contribution grew strongly in a period where people were largely restricted to their homes. Revenue for online-only products more than doubled in H1, rising 128.5% to €23.5m.“Whilst the future impact of Covid-19 on businesses and the economy is hard to predict, it is clear that the pandemic has allowed us to accelerate our strategy of increasing online sales, including of traditional products and digital-only games,” Chvatal noted.“This was already a major strategic focus for us and our experience in the last several months has only emphasised the benefits that it can bring.”The business paid €223.1m in lottery taxes for the month, after which Sazka’s net gaming revenue for the period came to €428.8m, down 31.4% year-on-year.It then recorded additional revenue of €55.7m from the sale of goods such as mobile top-ups in its retail outlets, while other operating income – including deferred taxes owed by OPAP – rose to €21.5m.Over the half-year period, the retail shut-down resulted in a decline in commission paid to retailers, which declined 33.3% to €133.7m. Spending on materials, consumables and services also fell, to €121.5m.Sazka’s marketing spend declined to €35.3m, while personnel costs fell marginally to €50.0m. Other operating expenses, however, almost tripled to €31.2m. This resulted from financial support provided to sales agents, as well as higher costs for OPAP.The business also reported €32.7m from its share of profits in businesses in which it holds an equity stake. This breaks down to €6.3m from Greece and Cyprus – OPAP’s stake in Kaizen Gaming’s Stoiximan and Betano brands – and €17.7m from Italy, where Sazka holds a stake in Lottoitalia.It also received an €8.7m share of profits from Casinos Austria, in which it completed the acquisition of a 17.19% stake in June, bringing its total holding to 55.48%. Going forward, Casinos Austria will be reported as a fully consolidated subsidiary.After operating costs, earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell 41.7% to €167.1m. Depreciation and amortisation charges rose 16.0% to €69.0m, resulting in an operating profit for the half year of €98.1m, down 56.8%.Net finance costs rose 22.2% to €42.5m, largely down to Sazka shoring up its financial position by agreeing new bonds and loans during the six month period. This left a pre-tax profit of €55.7m, down 71.1%. After €13.7m in income tax – down from €47.3m in H1 2019 – Sazka’s net profit from continuing activities fell 71.1% to €42.0m.The prior year’s figures, however, were significantly improved by a €277.3m gain on the disposal of Sazka’s Czech business, plus a €15.6m share of profits from that operation, for a final net profit of €438.0m in H1 2019.As with most operators that have a significant land-based presence, Sazka felt the full force of Covid-19 in the second quarter of 2020. For the three months to 30 June, in which land-based operations were shuttered for around half of the period in all markets, amounts wagered fell 44.8% to €706.8m.Once player winnings were subtracted, gross gaming revenue for the quarter fell 45.3% to €246.6m, with net gaming revenue declining 47.6% to €161.9m after lottery taxes were taken out.Q2 EBITDA was down 65.9% at €42.6m once additional revenue and operating costs were factored in, and after depreciation and amortisation, Sazka’s operating profit dropped 97.4% to €2.5m.Net finance costs totalled €8.5m, resulting in the business posting a pre-tax loss of €6.0m, though this was mitigated by an income tax benefit of €5.3m, resulting in a net loss of €625,000 for the quarter.Looking ahead, Sazka said the recovery of its land-based networks began late in Q2, continuing into the third quarter. Digital only games and online sales remained strong, however.“We expect performance to remain at similar levels for the rest of 2020 assuming no new material new restrictions or other impacts as a result of Covid-19,” it explained. “We are constantly assessing the implications of Covid-19 on the group’s performance. Any future local or national lockdowns, changes in behaviour and deterioration of GDP and private consumption could result in lower customer activity and negative impact on our sales.” Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Southern Europe Western Europe Czech Republic Greece Austria Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Strategy Email Addresslast_img read more

Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgMinergy Limited (MIN.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Minergy Limited (MIN.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Minergy Limited (MIN.bw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileMinergy Corporation Limited is a coal mining and trading company which supplies quality coal to industrial concerns and Independent Power Producers (IPPS) in Botswana. The Group structure consists of three entities: Minergy Limited, the listed company; Minergy Coal (Pty) Limited, the mining activities in Botswana; and MinSales (Pty) Limited, the South African-based marketing arm of Minergy Corporation Limited. The main activity of the Group centres around the Masama Project which operates in the Mmamabula Coalfield. The shallow opencast mine produces high quality coal within a competitive cost structure due to its size and location to the regional markets. The Masama Project produces large tonnages of coal that is suitable for export to Africa, India, Asia and China.last_img read more

Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Transnational Incorporation (ETI.gh)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Transnational Incorporation is a financial services institution offering retail, wholesale, investment and transactional banking services to government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, small- to medium-size enterprises, micro businesses and individuals in Africa and internationally. The banking group operates in the domestic, corporate and investment banking segments. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated offers a full-service product offering which ranges from current and savings accounts to business accounts and term deposits. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated also provides services for institutional banking; ranging from treasury and investment banking to commodity/trade finance, debt issuance and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions and syndicated lending. The financial institution operates a network of approximately 1 200 branches and offices in the major towns and cities of Ghana. Its head office is in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporation is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) HY2021 Interim Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng)  2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Wales v South Africa: Five things we learned

first_img Wales get the win they deserveWales beat South Africa 12- 6 and finally got the much referenced monkey off their back. But let’s face it, this wasn’t your common-or-garden monkey. Having not beaten the ‘big three’ for 22 consecutive games this was a King Kong sized monkey, after 12 months jacked-up on steroids. Collectively, the Welsh pack outmuscled arguably the most powerful forward unit in the game, particularly in the first half, delivering 50% possession and 53% territory.The Welsh backline, led by the immaculate Dan Biggar, executed a rock solid defensive and kickchase strategy – missing just three tackles between them. The Welsh backrow were hugely effective at the tackle area. Warburton continued his return to form and clutched on to any unprotected ball with the desperate ferocity of a 38 year-old, single bridesmaid trying to get her hands on the brides’ bouquet. And, as ever, the boot of Leigh Halfpenny was at its best, kicking four from five, and his tackle on Eben Etzebeth will go straight into rugby folklore. But for all the statistics and individual brilliance only one thing matters – Wales beat the Boks – finally.Dan Biggar’s ascendency continuesDan Biggar executed a truly complete display against South Africa. The perfect fusion of kicking, distribution and defence. Biggar delivered the sort of numbers that you would have expected from Jonny Wilkinson in his prime. Admittedly, he only did this in one game, but was it one of the most assured performances from a Welsh outside half during the last decade.Kicking on: Dan Biggar put in a Wilkinson-esque performance against the SpringboksBiggar’s tactical kicking was nano accurate and his work under the high ball was the equal of Leigh Halfpenny’s – praise indeed. But by far the most impressive aspect of his game was his defence. Biggar put in 11 tackles, missing none, and totally dominated his channel. This truly was his ‘coming of age’ performance and the game should have finally convinced the few remaining doubters of his suitability for the 10 shirt.No auto subsIn elite rugby it often feels as though most front row substitutions are pre-determined. Almost as if Nostradamus is part of the coaching team and dictating the substitution strategy before a ball has been kicked. This was not the case on Saturday. Both Samson Lee and Scott Baldwin played the full 80 minutes and Gethin Jenkins played 74 minutes.Front row union: Staying power: Gethin Jenkins and Samson Lee put in a mighty shiftWhilst there is obviously stacks of GPS data showing that front row forwards’ peak performance levels drop after 50-60 minutes it doesn’t necessarily mean that they still don’t have the performance edge over the opposition – at that point in time. This was the case on Saturday where both Samson Lee and Scott Baldwin looked like they would have played until their lungs turned to dust in order to seal victory over the Boks. You’ll rarely see a Bok scrum destroyed so emphatically as it was in the 55th minute – it went back so quickly that it could have done with an accompanying message on loudspeaker -‘Warning: Springbok scrum reversing”. Wales finally succeeded in beating one of the Southern Hemisphere ‘big three’ in a scrappy, dogged encounter but the result really was all that mattered Sheer relief: The Wales players celebrate a much-needed win over South Africa TAGS: Highlight center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Results over performance. Every time.Prior to the Autumn Series we were told that performances were more desirable than results. You just needed to see the reaction of the Welsh coaching staff during the last few minutes of the game, to know that comments such as this should be taken with a pinch of Welsh sea salt. In truth, this wasn’t a perfect performance. The Springboks had players missing and their captain was stretchered off the field with a horrendous knee injury.In it together: The Welsh squad showed great cohesion on SaturdayThe Welsh lineout had issues and Wales were fortunate to benefit from Cornal Hendrick’s yellow card. Wales should arguably have scored a try whilst camped on the Springboks’ line during the final minutes of the game and Willie Le Roux appeared to have borrowed my hands for the afternoon. However, it is ludicrous to suggest the negatives of performance should outweigh the positives of the results. Wales finally managed to close out a game against the ‘big three’ and that is all that matters. End of.Gethin Jenkins won’t lie down.Gethin Jenkins is like one of those characters that simply can’t be killed at the end of a horror film. Over the past 18 months many have suggested that his test career should be brought to an end, yet he staggers back to his feet, takes the knives out of his back and comes back for yet another crack at it.Hard as nails: Gethin Jenkins put his body on the line for WalesHe was superb against South Africa in the summer and yet again demonstrated his ability to fuse frontrow power with backrow agility. Jenkins’ made 13 tackles from loosehead, which beat even Taulupe Faletau and Alun-Wyn Jones. What’s more, Jenkins maintained test level performance for 74 minutes, way beyond what is usually expected form a frontrow forward. Whilst Jenkins is no longer guaranteed the number 1 shirt for Wales, he certainly hasn’t given up on it just yet.Visit po.st/RWSub for all the latest Rugby World subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition of the magazine at po.st/RWDiglast_img read more

Top 14: Racing Metro cast their eyes enviously at Stade Francais

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Change in tack: Racing owner Jacky Lorenzetti seems to be moving away from signing home nations playersAt the same time  French sports daily L’Equipe said Jamie Roberts – rumoured to be on £34,000 a month – was also likely to be heading home after disappointing Racing. The paper quoted Labit saying the Wales centre and Lydiate “have  never really been performing since their arrival.” This public admonishment was certainly not welcomed by Roberts.It looks like Lorenzetti has learned from his Celtic catastrophe and changed his recruitment philosophy. Apart from Dan Carter – hired to put bums on seats at Racing’s new stadium that opens next year – the club has signed for next season players who are either French or already well-adjusted to French rugby: Remi Tales is arriving from Castres, Yannick Nyanga from Toulouse, Chris Masoe is heading north from Toulon and Argentine lock Manuel Carizza is re-joining after a spell with the Stormers.It’s unlikely Racing will be signing any Home Nations players for the foreseeable future, and Stade Francais have also fallen out of love with British exports after James Haskell, Simon Taylor, Paul Sackey, Hugo Southwell and Tom Palmer all struggled to adapt to the French game. Tellingly, the one Briton who did make a good fist of his time with Stade was wing Ollie Phillips. In two seasons at the Stade Jean Bouin he scored 14 tries in 29 Top 14 appearances. Perhaps it was because he made an effort to learn the language. As he said in an interview, “I forced myself to read and watch the news constantly, and got my team-mates to speak to me only in French.”Home-grown talent: Stade Francais’ Jonathan Danty is making a good impressionInstead Stade – who were forced to reduce their wage bill after their [2] financial crisis of 2011 – focused on developing French talent. Ten of the starting XV that beat Toulon on Friday are French; some like centre Jonathan Danty and Rabah Slimani (both local lads) still have their best years ahead of them; others, notably scrum-half Julien Dupuy and winger Julien Arias, are thriving in the twilight of their careers thanks to the inspiring and intelligent coaching of Gonzalo Quesada. Language barrier: Both Johnny Sexton and Jamie Roberts admitted the transition to France came with its difficulties With Stade Francais reaching the Top 14 Final, Racing Metro owner Jacky Lorenzetti can be forgiven for wondering how his push for Parisien-supremacy turned sourcenter_img You’ve got to feel for Jacky Lorenzetti. All that money  he’s spent in the last two years to turn Racing Metro into the strongest side in France, and what’s he got to show for it? Not much, certainly no silverware, which is why he and other business tycoons get involved in rugby. If a barren trophy cabinet wasn’t bad enough, Lorenzetti now has to look on as Parisian rivals Stade Francais take on Clermont in Saturday’s Top 14 final.It wasn’t meant to be this way. Weren’t Stade the side in decline, a shadow of the outfit that won four Top 14 titles between 1998 and 2004? Wasn’t it Racing Metro’s turn to rule the Parisian roost?That’s what Jacky must have envisaged two years ago when he lured coaches Laurent Travers and Laurent Labit from Castres, the duo having just masterminded Castres’ first Bouclier de Brennus in 20 years. The two Laurents naturally couldn’t resist swapping provincial Castres for go-getting, glamorous Racing, particularly when Lorenzetti presented them with three of the game’s superstars in Jonathan Sexton, Dan Lydiate and Jamie Roberts.Disappointment: Racing’s Teddy Thomas looks dejected while Stade Francais player celebrate a 38-15 play-off winThe trio arrived in Paris fresh from playing pivotal parts in the British and Irish Lions’ Test series defeat of Australia. All three were at the top of their game, all three would spearhead Racing Metro’s charge to the top of French rugby. For differing circumstances, all three have now left.Sexton (allegedly on a £555,000-a-year deal) and his family were homesick from the start of their Paris adventure and in an interview in January 2014 the fly-half admitted that he had considered “going home” several times already. He stuck it out, though his rugby never replicated what he’d produced for Leinster, before announcing in September that he would not be taking up the option of a third season with Racing in 2015-2016 but would be returning to Ireland.Dan Lydiate’s malfunction was even more marked. The Welsh flanker, voted the Player of the 2012 Six Nations, started just six league matches for Racing in his first season, and last November his contract was terminated and he signed for the Ospreys, with a feeling it was best for both parties. The Argentine was appointed Stade coach in the summer of 2013 – the same time as the two Laurents took up their role with Racing. Such has been Quesada’s success in revitalising Stade Francais that Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal admitted recently he had approached him to replace Bernard Laporte. Quesada turned down the offer, leaving Boudjellal to settle for another Argentine, Diego Dominguez, as Laporte’s successor.As for Laporte, might he end up at Racing when his Toulon contract expires in June 2016? According to Monday’s Midi Olympique it’s a possibility, one that will perhaps be dependent on next season’s results. Another season of underachievement and Travers and Labit are sure to have exhausted Lorenzetti’s patience.last_img read more

Reflecting as Mother’s Day approaches

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 May 6, 2018 at 11:19 am Yes Donnie, I have to agree, Mamas are special people! God must love mothers in a very special way. I remember my mother kneeling and praying, always praying. Did she have it easy? Not at all, but her strong faith sustained her. It is due to those prayers and that faith that I am here today. She watched as two of her babies were laid in tiny coffins. Eventually she listened as my father took his last breath. Death is part of life and the beginning of a new journey. 95 years she lived and blessed everyone by the living. God bless you Don, Chaz TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleWhere are my keys?Next articlePediatric patients trade hospital gowns for tuxedos and dancing shoes Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyI have been very blessed in my life to have the parents that I do.  I’ve talked about that pretty often I think in my columns but with Mother’s Day next Sunday, I felt that it would be the perfect time to brag about my mother and also my wife who’s a terrific mother to our children.I’ll start with my mom since she has the seniority.  Born Wanda Lou Harner, she grew up on a farm in Xenia, Ohio where she learned early-on how to work hard.  Being the oldest of four children, she was expected to carry out a lot of different tasks. From helping my grandfather tend to the crops, to helping my grandmother cook and clean.  She was also expected to do well in school which she did and eventually went into nurses training after graduating high school.While she did very well with nurse training, she ended up taking a different path career-wise and married her first husband with whom she had my three brother’s, my sister and a stillborn baby which I believe would have been her first child.  That wouldn’t be the only time she lost a child, but we’ll get to that in a bit.After her first marriage ended, she took on any job she could, sometimes working two jobs to try and provide as much as she could for her children.  This meant that she wasn’t around as much as she wanted to be but her dedication to her family was and still is to this day one of the most important things to her. She came from good stock as my grandmother was a wonderful woman and showed her daughters how to be a great mother and both have done just that with their children.I for one was a challenging child.  I was born with a host of medical issues, and she spent a lot of my first few years at doctor’s office or hospitals.  My mother was 42 years when she had me, and I’m sure that made it even tougher for her, but she’s always been the guiding force in my life, and at 86 years old is still someone that I turn to for advice.  I’ve seen her go through hell with losing my brother Jimmy, and to be honest, I didn’t think that she would recover from that.  She did though, as much as a parent could in that situation and thoroughly enjoys spoiling my children now and keeping up with her grandkids pictures on Facebook.  To say that she’s my hero would be a massive understatement and I thank God every day for allowing me to have this awesome lady as my mom.They say that men will sometimes marry a woman that is like their mother.  I’ve always found that statement to be very strange until I got married and saw the way my wife Tammy mothers our children.  I spoke about my grandmother and how my mom learned about parenting from her.  The same can be said for Tammy and her mother who is one of the sweetest, most loving people you’ll meet, and you can tell that my wife learned pretty much everything she knows about being a mama by sitting under the learning tree and watching her mama.She’s been through a lot with our oldest who is on the autism spectrum and also with just being a mother of three.  Until I came into the picture, she did everything on her own. She’d get up, get the kids to school or daycare and then work all day.  When the workday was done, she would pick up the kids from daycare, drive 30 minutes or so home, get homework done, dinner fixed and made sure that baths were done before putting them to bed for the night.  That alone makes her one of the strongest people I know and seeing the way she’s raised these kids is very inspiring to me.  I’ve been very blessed to have had a front row seat to two of the greatest mothers that God has put on this earth.I also understand how lucky I am.  A lot of folks have lost their mother or didn’t have one for some reason or another.  I have had my mom for my entire 44 years.  As I go into next Sunday, I will not only spend the day celebrating these great women; I will also thank the good Lord for allowing me to learn how to parent through Tammy and my mother.  This is probably an article that I should have saved for next week, but as I reflect on the terrific work these ladies have done, I have realized that every day should be Mother’s Day.  With the holiday approaching, a lot of us will be spending time preparing gifts and such for the big day.  I for one am going to try and make it a point to remember the sacrifices and love my mother, and my wife has shown to their children daily. Have a wonderful week, and God bless. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Charles Towne Donnie you are a very fortunate person to have both of your parents still alive and close by. So many people your age, aren’t that fortunate, in that regard. My father has been dead 43+ years, and my mother has been dead 12+ years. When my mother died, I truly knew what it was like to feel like an orphan, an adult orphan, and I know that sounds ridiculous, as I am a grown-up woman, but that is exactly how it felt. She died at the end of Feb. and Mother’s Day followed very soon, and it was hardest Mother’s Day ever for me, and I spent the entire couple of weeks before and after crying my eyes out….actually my grief lasted over a year’s period. Eventually, I learned to accept, what I had to accept. Time does help with grief eventually, but you really never get the emptiness out of your heart. My father died at age 52, and my mother was 86, almost 87 years old when she passed away. I took my father’s passing very hard too, as his death was so unexpected, as well as my mother’s too, when I went by her house in the morning, and found her deceased. Both my parents were just being their usual selves one day, and then were gone forever the next day…..my husband’s mother died in Feb. this year also, and his father had already passed years ago in 1997, so I understand his feelings too, even though he is not the crier that I am when stressed out…..Take care Donnie. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Donny, I’m so glad to keep up with you, Tammy and your kids through your articles. Mother’s Day still hasn’t gotten easier for me as I go into the 4th one without my mother. My mother was a mountain of a woman, as my brother called her. She was eccentric, talented, funny, irreverent, smat enough to be in Mensa, had a variety of interests and creativity and raised us both to believe that can’t was a swear word in the dictionary. She rescued greyhounds back in the 1950’s, and her compassion for animals has stayed with me until today. (Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, I guess.) We had huge differences, but in the end, Parkinsons Lewy Body Dementia had me earning my stripes as a mother since I became her 24/7 caregiver. It was during those three years the impact of her sacrificial love became clear to me and dying to self took on new meaning for me. She was 88 when God called her home. Happy Mother’s Day to your beautiful Tammy, Mom and for everyone else out there, let your mother know every day that you love her. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Candy Sullivan Mama Mia Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Reply May 7, 2018 at 6:15 am 3 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply May 6, 2018 at 10:07 amlast_img read more

White Box House / Indra Tata Adilaras

first_img White Box House / Indra Tata Adilaras “COPY” Photographs:  Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya AsriText description provided by the architects. Architects designing in Jakarta are typically faced with the harsh reality; water and air pollution, hot-humid tropical climate (with malaria & dengue-fever carrier mosquitoes), economic-class disparity leading to security and social issues, and the lack of quality green spaces. Therefore, middle-upper-class houses were mostly expected to be the last stronghold and an escape for families. Many are ironically destined to be big isolated masses, referring to the latest stylistic trends, as if they are a colony in another planet; the air is supported by the air-conditioning units, the water is supplied by trucks from another city, the residents rarely walk around the neighborhood – they use cars to travel.Save this picture!© Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya AsriAnother challenge lies in the complexity of the program requirements and the narrow plot size. In medium density/ middle-upper-class residential plots around Jakarta, a private house typically consists of 4 bedrooms (with 3 bathrooms), living quarter (‘formal’ kitchen, dining, living, and ‘Asian wet’ kitchen), a maid quarter, and vehicle garage. This project requires significant additions to those; a garage for 2 cars, a small music studio, a KTV room, 2 maid bedrooms, separate baths for each bedrooms, and a swimming pool.Save this picture!© Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya AsriWe answer the challenge by organizing the functions into three storey building. The first consists of all the supporting services with light wells and access to the second. The living quarter is grouped with the swimming pool and the pool deck on the second floor. The third consists of three bedrooms. The grouping leaves a significant central outdoor open space, giving the light and air to all the spaces. Most of the rooms are orientated & glazed toward the open space, while the facade is left as a plain white box. Save this picture!© Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya AsriThe open space is the statement of the project. We consider the open space as a hope for the clients to be in touch again with the outdoor air and light quality, while at the same time to protect it from the ills; the too-strong sun light, polluted air, acidic rain fall, and privacy issues. The open space is accessible visually and physically from almost all the rooms, centrally placed, so we hope the space can serve as the hearth of the house.Save this picture!© Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya AsriProject gallerySee allShow lessL’Institut / LUNDI et DEMIArticlesDovecote Studio / Haworth TompkinsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeIndra Tata AdilarasOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesJakarta3D ModelingIndonesiaPublished on November 18, 2010Cite: “White Box House / Indra Tata Adilaras” 18 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?白盒子住宅 / Indra Tata Adilaras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 Photographs Indonesia Save this picture!© Sjahrial Iqbal/ Griya Asri+ 29 Share Area:  478 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Jakarta, Indonesia “COPY” Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89234/white-box-house-indra-tata-adilaras Clipboard 2010 White Box House / Indra Tata AdilarasSave this projectSaveWhite Box House / Indra Tata Adilaras ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/89234/white-box-house-indra-tata-adilaras Clipboard Architects: Indra Tata Adilaras Area Area of this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

Fyren / Omar Gandhi Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787164/fyren-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/787164/fyren-omar-gandhi-architect Clipboard Fyren / Omar Gandhi Architect Photographs Structural: Houses Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 29 Share CopyHouses•Halifax, Canada Year:  Andrea Doncaster Engineering 2015 ArchDaily “COPY” Contractor:MRB ContractingDesign:Omar Gandhi, Jeff Shaw, Devin HarperCity:HalifaxCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Omar Gandhi – Jeff ShawText description provided by the architects. The home is a beacon high atop the hillside.Set atop one of the highest sea-side plateaus in the Halifax area, the residence has clear views of both Point Pleasant Park and the open water. Formally, the home twists and turns towards the two critical views, providing unique views from within different zones of the home.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe l-shaped scheme creates an internal court and driveway approach, as well as a variety of stunning views of itself in the foreground of the long and wide view.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionA central core of staircases clad in walnut plywood twist and turn in response to the large volumes.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe interior palette of traditional mid-century modern materials, including, walnut, birch, white lacquer and concrete provide an internal warmth to the more rigid exterior formal language.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe program of the home is composed of three levels, the bottom for entry and storage, the middle for sleeping and the top for daily living and family activity.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessProject of the Month: Colorado Outward Bound Micro CabinsArticlesTour the Technical Features of Snøhetta’s New SFMOMA with WIREDArchitecture News Share “COPY” Canada Fyren / Omar Gandhi ArchitectSave this projectSaveFyren / Omar Gandhi Architect Photographs:  Doublespace Photography , Omar Gandhi – Jeff Shaw Architects: Omar Gandhi Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeOmar Gandhi ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHalifaxCanadaPublished on May 11, 2016Cite: “Fyren / Omar Gandhi Architect” 11 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?加拿大山顶的 Fyren 住宅 / Omar Gandhi Architect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

Microsoft to generate funds for two nonprofits with Live Search

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Live Search is also sponsoring the Team Seattle race car at this year’s 24-hour Daytona race. To complement that sponsorship, the team has created the teamseattle.live.com site, where every search carried out adds an incremental $1 to the Microsoft donation.In addition to the money raised from the searches, Microsoft is also donating online advertising and editorial space across MSN and microsoft.com to the two causes.Both nonprofits’ search pages can be added easily to users’ Internet Explorer Search Providers list, and can then be made a default. The same can also be achieved in other web browsers.The campaign runs until March 2007. Howard Lake | 23 January 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital Microsoft is to use its Live Search tool to generate income from users’ searches for two US nonprofits, Team Seattle and Ninemillion.org.Users simply have to try Live Search on one of its “click for the cause” sites, and each search will add to the total to be donated by Microsoft.Ninemillion.org is a United Nations-led campaign providing education and sports programs for nine million refugee youth around the world, and Team Seattle is the “most successful motorsports charity in the US”, racing to benefit Seattle’s Children’s Hospital. Advertisementcenter_img Microsoft to generate funds for two nonprofits with Live Search  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more