Jewel thieves escape with £380,000 haul

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org A gang of four thieves wearing balaclavas smashed their way into luxury jeweller De Beers, in the Royal Exchange, with sledge hammers in a five-minute raid on Saturday night.They targeted diamonds before breaking into neighbouring watchmaker Omega in a move described by one source as an afterthought.The dramatic CCTV images released by the police show the men piling handfuls of jewelery into white sacks and scouring the stores for the most expensive items.The thieves then made their escape in the same red BMW they arrived in.Police sources, including a former member of the Scotland Yard Flying Squad, are speculating the gang may have had an inside man who tipped them off about security weaknesses.Royal Exchange, which houses some of London’s most expensive retailers, was allegedly protected by only a small lock and a series of glass doors.Police are now sifting through hours of CCTV footage in a bid to track the men.A City of London police spokesman said: “The force is treating this incident very seriously. A team of dedicated detectives from the City of London Police is currently involved in the investigation and is liaising with other police forces.”The spokesman added: “One of the reasons this type of crime is rare in the City is the protection offered by the network of CCTV cameras that cover the City. These include private cameras in and around the Royal Exchange, which officers are now analysing as one line of enquiry.”Police are appealing for witnesses or information leading to the capture of the men or their vehicle. No arrests had been made last night. MASKED raiders escaped with £380,000 worth of jewellery and watches after a brazen smash and grab at a City arcade. whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Monday 16 August 2010 8:11 pm Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comUndoinvesting.comCanceled TV Shows Announced: Full Updated Listinvesting.comUndo Jewel thieves escape with £380,000 haul last_img read more

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Otaku and the elusive business of esports

first_img Hai Ng ruminates on the the elusive formula for success at the intersection of gaming with gambling and finds one Japanese term particularly useful in helping make sense of this challenge Otaku and the elusive business of esports Esports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Esports Hai Ng ruminates on the the elusive formula for success at the intersection of gaming with gambling and finds one Japanese term particularly useful in helping make sense of this challengeI have been speaking and writing about esports to the gaming (gambling) industry for more than four years now. As the industry evolved from e-sports to eSports to esports, the relationship between the gaming industry and that gaming industry continues to be an interesting one.The fascinating thing about the intersection of the two gaming industries is that some see it as a natural fit while some would prefer it to be like oil and water. But, like oil and water, the real magic happens when they mix, and some have found the secret of emulsification to reap the benefits of the combination, while others are left just shaking the bottle and wondering what went wrong.While it may come as no consolation, troublesome intersections with esports aren’t unique to our gaming industry. It is one that challenges many other industries, and even those within the esports industry itself, like game developers and publishers — the same people that provide one of the ingredients that make esports possible in the first place!In the absence of great success, we could simply say that the business of esports isn’t ready to work within the boundaries of other mainstream businesses, but great successes exist.Fluke? The repeatability of successful endeavours would shoot that one down and those are starting to rise in numbers.So why is the business of esports so elusive? Perhaps the mythology of Worcestershire sauce can help to shed some light to this conundrum. As the story is told, Lord Marcus Sandys encountered a sauce in India while with the East India Company and hired the partnership of John Wheely Lea and William Perrins of Worcester to replicate it. Analysing the sauce in question, Lea andPerrins recombined the discovered ingredients only to produce a result that was too strong and horrible tasting, resulting in the failure of the endeavor. It was not till several years later, in a repeated attempt, that Lea and Perrins discovered that their old stock, which was stored and left to ferment, had mellowed and now tastes as intended.Now, before anyone jumps to the point that this illustrates esports simply isn’t ready but needs more time to “ferment,” let me toss in one more tale of a now very successful cheesemaking friend’s first failed attempt at making cheese by using pasteurised milk from a carton. We know that cheese comes from milk but that’s not the end of it. The key lies in the bacteria and fat in the milk that can be drastically different if you get your milk from a carton as opposed to a cow.To excerpt a Donald Rumsfeld statement, “the ones we don’t know we don’t know…tend to be the difficult ones.”The unknown ingredients, be they time or bacteria and fat, are the nuances that present barriers to successful execution, and esports is chock-full of nuancesThat brings us to Otaku.Otaku is a Japanese term that is now modernly used to describe fanatics, and while its contemporary use began as one used to label fans of anime and manga, it now extends to encompass many different types of fandom, many relating to technology, like cars, gadgets, and games.But to understand the reason why I see Otaku as perhaps the perfect term for this challenge of esports, we need to reveal the etymology of the word.Today, Otaku when written, is popularly done in hiragana, おたく, which is simply phonetic for “oh ta ku.” Going back to the origin of the term in Kanji, Otaku is お宅, and that comes from the term to describe another person’s home or family, as taku is a noun for house or home. With this understanding, the depth of the term Otaku becomes much deeper in its application, bringing in dimensions of honor, loyalty, value, and opacity — we never truly know what happens in another’s home.To make things even more complicated, esports isn’t just one single Otaku camp, but many different taku“s,” each with its own dimensions of honor, loyalty, value, and opacity. That is one of the reasons why even game developers and publishers don’t always get it right.So where’s the key? To borrow an old Masonic campaign slogan, one approach is simply “know one to be one.” Unfortunately, that isn’t always as simple as it seems. The tricky part is finding out who is really one—there are no membership credentials for an Otaku, and in today’s world of outsourced gaming, even someone with a great score record may be a poser.To make matters worse, like in many technology-related fields, there’s always that guy who knows a guy that’s really good with that thing, but what does that really mean, especially when you’re not good at that thing.For those of you who were around when the Internet became the World Wide Web, you’ve probably heard about that guy you should hire to design your website because he’s great with computers. How did that go?Today, almost everybody plays some game, be it on their phone, on a console, or on a computer, and that makes it that much harder to separate the gamers from the real gamers. Add in the fact that even some real gamers don’t know how or why they’re doing it; basically it takes more than just finding a real gamer to tell you what you need to do.When you do find your perfect esports expert, it is equally important that they have the necessary support, be it managerial or vision — the best car on the track doesn’t automatically place first—to make success happen.Fortunately, this really isn’t new to the world of business. Every product, method, industry, was new at one time or another, and often the one that brings the company or industry to the next level isn’t the inventor or specialist, but the leader that possesses both a vision and an ability to execute, but most of all, know when to stay out of the way.Look at Thomas Edison. While he’s credited with many inventions, he really didn’t invent anything by himself, and to be a harsh critic, he may not have invented anything period. Like Elon Musk today, Thomas Edison made his fortune on the backs of the work of many smart people that were at the top of their fields.What’s more important is that they’ve very wisely invested in those smart people and their culture to their benefit, and the benefit of society through the innovations and products they’ve brought to market, and through that, made them very rich and very famous.Where both have stumbled is when they trip themselves up on those occasions when they get too arrogant for their own good, forgetting that the science and field-knowledge were never their strong suit. Edison had his DC-is-better-than-AC moment, and Musk, well, I’ve lost count with him — vision doesn’t trump knowledge.When Steve Jobs finally figured out how to stay out of his own way, he set Apple on a course to become one of the world’s most valuable companies with an almost $2tn market cap – and to think that when he returned to Apple in the late 1990s, the company was almost at the end of its rope and worthless.In the gaming business, there’s perhaps no better example of successful esports execution in gambling than Pinnacle, but it isn’t just because there are a bunch of gamers there. Don’t be surprised if you find out your organization has some hardcore gamers too — I’m sure a large part of it is having the leadership to steer the team with a balance on when to obstruct and when to stay out of the way.At the end of the day, I often find that the greatest obstacles that companies encounter when they are exploring new territories are themselves — be it dogma or management limitations — the man in the mirror is the hardest enemy to defeat.Another troublesome element are those exercises in hypotheticals. In any hypothetical scenario, the simulation is only as accurate as the assumptions, and technology segments often move so fast and evolve so rapidly that assumptions are often outdated when they’re used.Finally, I’ll toss in dogfooding. If you’re not familiar with the term, dogfooding is the practice of using your own product with the goal being that it helps in perfecting the product in various ways. It’s on this list because it’s one of those things that if not done right, can cause more harm than good.Ultimately, esports, like many technologically fueled industries that came before it, isn’t unique. The people who run it, play in it, watch it, are human, and while being Otaku may place them on the fringes, they’re still human. We just have to not fall into the trap of believing that different rules apply when it comes to the human element; unless it does.To close, I leave you with the entirety of the Rumsfeld statement; it may tie some knots in your head with the way he said it, but there is wisdom hidden within that applies to moving into unknown territories to be a market leader.“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”Hai Ng is integrity ambassador for the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) He is also co-founder of Neomancer, a unique technology strategy and management firm. Hai has more than three decades of experience in the technology sector, with a decade in igaming. 24th August 2020 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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IPL 2020: KL Rahul declares, “IPL 2020 would have been a…

first_img Previous articlePremier League Live: Tottenham wins against West Ham, Champions League hopes still aliveNext articleLa Liga Live : Barcelona wins, cat and mouse game on the points table continues with Real Madrid Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – June 24, 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Organisers working on safe stay and training of Indian athletes in Games Village ATP Tour F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton today at 6:30 pm — Follow Live Updates Sport News ATP Tour Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Daria Kasatkina vs Ons Jabeur, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Euro 2020: Daley Blind has a special message for Christian Eriksen Bett1Open 2021 Final: Belinda Bencic vs Liudmila Samsonova, head to head, live stream, all you need to know Sport News Halle Open 2021 Final LIVE: Ugo Humbert vs Andrey Rublev, Follow Latest Updates Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Wimbledon 2021 Pullouts: List of players who have withdrawn from year’s third grand slam- check out YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Sport News center_img TAGSCricket NewsIPL 2020IPL LiveIPL newsIPL UpdatesKings XI PunbjabKL RAHUL SHARE Sport News Formula 1 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo247 Sports50 Best College Football Players Of All Time247 SportsUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoThe Indian cricket board is now looking to host the tournament if the T20 World Cup, currently scheduled to be played in Australia in October, gets cancelled due to the virus threat.KL Rahul says playing with players like Gayle, Maxwell and Mayank Agarwal would have been funRahul was made skipper of the side after Ravichandran Ashwin, who led the team in 2018 and 2019, was traded to Delhi Capitals prior to the season. IPL 2020: KL Rahul declares, “IPL 2020 would have been a big season for him” Indian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News “I was really looking forward to playing with Chris and you and Maxi and few other guys coming in.”Gayle, who was also part of the video chat, was asked the similar question by Mayank and the self-proclaimed ‘Universe Boss’ said this was the longest he has been a home.“I am missing cricket as a whole to be honest. This is the longest I have ever been home. Normally, I would be away playing for some franchise,” Gayle said.“But for me this is the longest I have spent at home. It is life and this is just part of nature and we have to just accept it. Life goes on you know… can’t complain much.” Football Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR India cricketer K.L. Rahul stated he was really looking forward to playing in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) as he was supposed to captain his franchise Kings XI Punjab.The 13th edition of the cash-rich, which was supposed to begin on March 29, was postponed indefinitely by the BCCI in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.“I actually have missed the IPL a lot. It was going to be a big season for me captaining the team and I felt like we have got some really really exciting players in the line-up,” Rahul told teammate Mayank Agarwal during the show ‘Open Nets with Mayank‘ which was uploaded on IPL’s official website. Euro 2020: Thomas Muller says Germany can’t become arrogant after defeating Portugal Facebook Twitter Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini vs Cameron Norrie, Head-to-Head, LIVE streaming; all you need to know Euro 2020: ‘I’ve full confidence on Benzema,’ says France coach Didier Deschamps after Hungary draw last_img read more

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National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) HY2009 Interim Report

first_imgNational Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Foods Holdings Limited (NTFD.zw)  2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNational Foods is Zimbabwe’s largest food manufacturer. The company was established in 1920 and produces a broad range of basic foods including maize meal, flour, cooking oil, margarine, rice, salt, snacks, biscuits, pasta, sugar beans, baked beans, popcorn, as well as soap and a full range of animal feed. Recently, a maize based cereal has been added to the National Foods product portfolio. The company’s iconic and home-grown brands Red Seal, Pearlenta, Gloria, Mahatma, Better Buy, ZimGold, National Foods Stockfeeds, Iris, Zapnax, KING and most recently Allegros Popticorn are loved across the length and breadth of Zimbabwe. Gloria and Red Seal have been trusted and esteemed brands in Zimbabwe for almost a 100 years. The company has 2 major shareholders; Innscor Africa Limited 37.73% and Tiger Brands 37.45%. The National Foods Workers Trust, which was established in 1985 by way of a Donation also owns 9.85% of the company. The beneficiaries of the Trust are the National Foods Ltd non-managerial employees. The company is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. National Foods has manufacturing sites in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare from which it distributes its products throughout Zimbabwe. Our people work passionately to add value to the lives of our customers and consumers through our products; striving to continuously improve our existing products as well as progressively adding new categories to our portfolio. National Foods Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Why I think this is one of the best FTSE 100 stocks around right now!

first_img Enter Your Email Address Why I think this is one of the best FTSE 100 stocks around right now! Image source: Getty Images. If I were to list my top FTSE 100 stocks right now GVC Holdings (LSE:GVC) would definitely make the cut. GVC has seen its sales increase during the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.GVC is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, with operations online and in the retail sector. It operates in more than 20 countries with approximately 24,000 employees. GVC’s brands include bwin, Coral, Ladbrokes, Gala, and Foxy Bingo to name a few. It also provides third-party services to customers on a B2B basis.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…FTSE 100 championGVC has grown tremendously over the past decade or so. It has strategically acquired many smaller contemporaries across Europe and beyond. Acquisitions show me a business is thriving, progressing, and ultimately has the ambition to grow.When the market crash occurred, GVC lost approximately 65% of its share price value. In mid-February, shares were trading for 930p per share. Fast-forward a month and GVC was a FTSE 100 bargain with shares trading at 325p per share.At the time of writing, GVC’s share price has made an excellent recovery and shares are trading for over 1,000p per share. This has surpassed pre-crash levels. Based on its current price, shares are trading at a PEG ratio of just 0.5. In my opinion this means the stock offers a healthy margin of safety.Recent performanceGVC released a Q3 trading update earlier in October that showed positive results despite the economic downturn. Group gaming revenue rose by 12%. Online activity rose by 26%, which would have offset the slight decline in the UK retail market which fell by 5%. EU retail actually rose but by a marginal 2%. This was the 19th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for GVC. Not many FTSE 100 firms can claim they have achieved such a feat. In addition to this, it reported market share gains in all major territories too.GVC has recently entered the US market with a new venture and I believe this could be key to further growth. In the update, GVC confirmed that it had now gone live in eight states and US revenue is expected to surpass initial expectations. It also announced another acquisition in the form of a major online gambling operator in Portugal that will further enhance its market share. Despite the pandemic affecting its retail business, GVC confirmed that all of its retail outlets were now open and volumes were within 10% of pre-Covid-19 levels.Growth to continue?One of the key questions that GVC may face is whether it can keep up its rapid growth. I honestly believe it can. Some may consider its current price slightly expensive, however, I  believe GVC is a still great opportunity right now at its current price.One of my Foolish colleagues wrote about GVC a few months ago. He noted how GVC’s stock has produced an average annual return of 27.2% for investors over the past decade, which is seriously impressive. If you compare this to the FTSE 100 as a whole, the average total return is 5.8% across the same period. This provides some perspective as to how well this once small start up has done and how it has grown into one of the largest gaming brands across the world. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Jabran Khan | Friday, 23rd October, 2020 | More on: ENT Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

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Double Trouble: Users of both alcohol and marijuana (not even at…

first_imgNote: Percentages include responses of “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.”* DUI refers to self-reported driving under the influence, not being charged with a DUI by law enforcement Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Table 2. Prevalence of Self-Reported Risky Driving Behaviors in Relation to Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Sample of 2,710 U.S. Drivers, Weighted to Represent U.S. Driving Population Ages 16 and Older. Total Respondents1,4341,036103137 Aggressive driving a21%28%41%52% Please enter your comment! DUI – MarijuanaN/AN/A37%52% Type/send text b16%21%24%40% The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Read text b24%30%31%53% Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Drowsy driving21%25%22%35% Running a red light a28%32%38%48%center_img Speed-highway b34%43%46%55% Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate DUI* – AlcoholN/A14%N/A39% Riding w/ intoxicated driver5%12%13%37% Speed – residential b28%35%46%55% No Alcohol or Marijuana UseAlcohol Use OnlyMarijuana Use OnlyBoth Alcohol and Marijuana Use a Percentages include responses of “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.”b Percentages include responses of “just once,” “a few times,” “fairly often,” or “regularly.” TAGSAAAAccidentAlcoholBehaviorCrashDrivingMarijuanaResearchRisksStatistics Previous articleHow the Pandemic Transformed Business Education NeedsNext articleMarch’s dry weather is good reminder why April is Water Conservation Month Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply As 4/20 looms, AAA survey finds users of both admit variety of dangerous driving behaviorsFrom AAAWith 4/20 rapidly approaching, AAA is issuing a warning about the dangers of driving impaired. New AAA research suggests that users of both alcohol and marijuana (not necessarily at the same time) are often some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. According to the research, drivers who consumed marijuana and alcohol within a 30 day period were more likely to engage in risky behavior like speeding, texting, intentionally running red lights, and aggressive driving.“Regardless of whether marijuana is legal or prescribed, driving under the influence of the drug is illegal and extremely dangerous,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Although some drivers think marijuana makes them a better driver, research shows it can inhibit concentration, slow reaction times, and cloud judgment. That judgement is even more compromised by a marijuana user who also drinks alcohol. It’s important that drivers know the risk that comes with these two drugs and never drive impaired.”The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index found that drivers who use both marijuana and alcohol were significantly more prone to driving under the influence of alcohol (Table 1) versus those who only drink alcohol but do not use marijuana. These motorists identified as someone who consumed alcohol and used marijuana in the past 30 days, and in some cases, they may have used both at the same time. They also engage in various other dangerous driving behaviors far more than drivers who consume either just alcohol or abstain from either drinking alcohol or using marijuana.Driving Habits of Marijuana and Alcohol Users vs. Users of Alcohol onlyCompared to alcohol-only users, drivers who admitted to using both drugs were more likely to report such behaviors as:Speeding on residential streets (55%) vs. alcohol-only (35%)Aggressive driving (52%) vs. alcohol-only (28%)Intentional red-light running (48%) vs alcohol-only (32%)Texting while driving (40%) vs. alcohol-only (21%)Unsurprisingly, the study found drivers who neither drink alcohol nor use marijuana were considerably less likely to engage in the sorts of risky driving behaviors examined. This Foundation research was published in January 2021 in the peer-reviewed journal Transportation Research Record. (See abstract)Drug Use by the NumbersPrevious research suggests that users who drive high are at least twice as likely to be involved in a crash.According to government data, alcohol and marijuana are the most widely used drugs in the United States – 139.8 million people aged 12 or older reported drinking alcohol in the past month, and 43.5 million reported using marijuana in the past year.  As of today, 16 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for recreational use. And in 2021, 15 state legislatures are considering medical or adult-use marijuana legalization bills.AAA is committed to educating the public about the dangers of substance-impaired driving. Through AAA Foundation research, AAA is working to improve understanding of the topic and work collaboratively with safety stakeholders to reduce the impact of substance-impaired driving-related crashes.AAA Analysis of Self-Reported Driving BehaviorsTable 1. Prevalence of Self-Reported Impaired Driving Behaviors in Relation to Alcohol and Marijuana Use in a Sample of 2,710 U.S. Drivers, Weighted to Represent U.S. Driving Population Ages 16 and Older. DUI – Prescription Drugs4%4%14%25% Total Respondents1,4341,036103137 Drive w/o seatbelt b11%11%16%18% No Alcohol or Marijuana UseAlcohol Use OnlyMarijuana Use OnlyBoth Alcohol and Marijuana Uselast_img read more

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Lagoon Beach House

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Birrelli Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/233075/lagoon-beach-house-birrelli-architects Clipboard Houses Lagoon Beach HouseSave this projectSaveLagoon Beach House Save this picture!© Rob Burnett+ 17 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/233075/lagoon-beach-house-birrelli-architects Clipboard Lagoon Beach House 2011 Area:  255 m² Area:  255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeBirrelli ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on May 10, 2012Cite: “Lagoon Beach House” 10 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2011 Photographs Year:  photographs:  Rob BurnettPhotographs:  Rob BurnettText description provided by the architects. Lagoon Beach House is set within a ‘hamlet’ of a few scattered shacks, with a wonderful lack of fences the site supports strong bonds between three Tasmanian families – 40 extended family and friends spanning four generations make this their special island retreat, a place for shared living and holiday experiences. Located on the east edge of the Tamar River where it meets Bass Strait the site is surrounded by tea trees, fresh water lagoon and dunes. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridThe residence is pragmatically organised around north point, neighbors’, privacy, contour, wind and views. The main living spaces, main bedroom and study are efficiently planned all on first floor for the comfort of two. Set carefully at a height above ground the main living level captures westerly views over boobyalla, looking westward towards the estuary and Heads. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettOn ground level the home ‘extends’ simply with accommodation for multiple guests, three double bedrooms and a bunk/family room generously support large gatherings. A fun unpretentious ‘big-room’ connects onto a ‘town-square’ courtyard with open fire, smoking oven, bbq, and terraced seating setting the stage for the beachside home and relaxed living. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettLagoon Beach House while modernist in programme is nonetheless a contemporary shack referencing the Tasmanian shack vernacular. A minimalist geometry reminiscent of Jean Prouve’s elegance with economy of means the upper form of a honed wooden box, vertical boards that will change colour with time, floats over its white plinth. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettFormed around the idea of a ‘town-square’ the house has an implied semi-public realm, yet the ‘positive’ pressure of the courtyard-piazza is paradoxically the intimate garden for the home. The sculptural form of this private retreat pin-wheels around the focal point of the courtyard, a ‘stage for living’ where Steve and Leonie express their individuality, connecting in varied ways the social life of the ‘hamlet’ with lagoon, beach, and interior spaces. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettThe building blends with nature in a sculptural way, and evokes associations with land art. Influences are De Stijl, cubism, minimalism and the works of Ando and writings of Zumphor. With maximum simplicity the reduced palette of materials: untreated wood, glass and masonry, sets out to preserve the landscape and social life of the site. The living space of the family bunkroom ‘big-room’ is intentionally set down into the ground, other accommodation spaces are carefully placed on grade with the contours of the remnant dune. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettIn this way the building does not isolate itself from the natural environment. The pure wooden geometry of the upper level is carefully set within the surrounding trees but not above them, light is grabbed by high windows, atriums over stairs and low openings with screens and circular perforations – so that with movement a sensual effect is created providing a diverse and intimate relationship between building and nature. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettDetail is central to reinforcing the concept of the building evoking land art: exterior walls dematerialize with stacked perforations changing the view of the world outside; the buildings white plinth is sliced by an oblique wall establishing an invisible line to the nearby lagoon from the courtyard entry, solid-void shapes jigsaw about the courtyard defining it in sunlight and shadow; and larger windows are deeply recessed – all elements are detailed to animate the buildings dialogue with the genus-loci of the site. Save this picture!elevation 01Sustainable and legally procured timbers are used for both framing and facade – wood is certified under the Finnish Forestry Certification System and the PEFC. Cladding is untreated high durability grade timber; automated blinds control views and solar gain on the western elevation, rain screen and double glazing in the facade reduce wind chill in winter and heat loads in summer. Save this picture!© Rob BurnettClerestory with remote control louvers allows for quick heat dump and good natural cross-ventilation; grid return photo-voltaic solar collectors 2Kw, and rainwater tanks 22000 ltrs with first flush system, all combine to provide the home with a low carbon footprint and future-proof running costs. Steve reports that the first low winter power bill was offset completely by summer power credits returning a zero net running cost for the home.Save this picture!© Rob BurnettProject gallerySee allShow less’Follow Me: Berlin’s Airport’ ConferenceArticlesSunglass: Bringing Architectural Drafting into the Modern AgeArticles Share Australia CopyHouses•Australialast_img read more

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Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ

first_img Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ Architects: Atelier FCJZ Area Area of this architecture project China “COPY” Area:  170 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Pavilion ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/471261/vertical-glass-house-atelier-fcjz Clipboard Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZSave this projectSaveVertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ CopyPavilion, Houses•Shanghai, Chinacenter_img Manufacturers: AcorSave this picture!Courtesy of Atelier FCJZRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Vertical Glass House was designed by Yung Ho Chang as an entry to the annual Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition organized by the Japan Architect magazine in 1991. Chang received an Honorable Mention award for the project. Twenty-two years later in 2013, the West Bund Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary Art in Shanghai decided to build it as one of its permanent pavilions.Save this picture!Courtesy of Atelier FCJZVertical Glass House is a urban housing prototype and discusses the notion of transparency in verticality while serving as a critic of Modernist transparency in horizontality or a glass house that always opens to landscape and provides no privacy. While turning the classic glass house 90 degrees, Vertical Glass House is on one hand spiritual: With enclosed walls and transparent floors as well as roof, the house opens to the sky and the earth, positions the inhabitant right in the middle, and creates a place for meditation. On the other hand, Vertical Glass House is material: Vertical transparency visually connects all the utilities,ductworks, furniture pieces on different levels, as well as the staircase, into a system of domesticity and provides another reading of the modern theory of “Architecture as living machine.”Save this picture!Section AThe structure erected in Shanghai in 2013 was closely based on the 22-years old design scheme by Chang and developed by the Atelier FCJZ. With a footprint of less than 40 square meters, the 4-story residence is enclosed with solid concrete walls leaving little visual connection to its immediate surrounding. The walls were cast in rough wooden formwork on the exterior and smooth boards on the interior to give a contrast in texture in surface from the inside out. Within the concrete enclosure, a singular steel post is at the center with steel beams divide the space in quarters and frame each domestic activity along with the concrete walls. All the floor slabs for the Vertical Glass House, which consists of 7cm thick composite tempered glass slabs, cantilevers beyond the concrete shell through the horizontal slivers on the façade. The perimeter of each glass slab is lit from within the house; therefore, light transmits through the glass at night to give a sense of mystic for the pedestrians passing by. All the furniture were designed specifically for the rooms inside the Vertical Glass House to be true to the original design concept and keep a cohere appearance with its structures and stairs. Air conditioning was added to the House.Save this picture!Courtesy of Atelier FCJZThe Vertical Glass House will be operated by the West Bund Biennale as a one-room guest house for visiting artists and architects while serving as an architectural exhibition.Save this picture!Original DrawinsProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Japanese Tsunami – 3 Years LaterArchitecture NewsTesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias PeredoSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Atelier FCJZ+ 22 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/471261/vertical-glass-house-atelier-fcjz Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAtelier FCJZOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsCultural ArchitectureMuseums & ExhibitPavilionResidential ArchitectureHousesShanghaiDabasCulturalCultural CenterHouses3D ModellingOn InstagramChinaPublished on January 30, 2014Cite: “Vertical Glass House / Atelier FCJZ” 30 Jan 2014. 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Matt Denny’s Salutes SoCal Brews

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe center column 3 Matt Denny’s Salutes SoCal Brews Matt Denny’s is saluting SoCal brews in an ongoing beer event that features 14 great breweries from all over Southern California. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Monday, September 23, 2013 | 3:23 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Californian beer lovers, if you haven’t heard yet, Matt Denny’s is currently having its “Salute to SoCal Brews” in honor of LA Beer Week.The event started its run last September 19, and will end on Sunday, September 29. Which means you have a little over a week to head on down to Matt Denny’s for a taste of the finest local brews.Fourteen great breweries from all over Southern California are represented, and these include:Manzanita Brewing Co.Noble Ale WorksStone Brewing Co.Craftsman Brewing CompanySmog City Brewing CompanyMission BreweryGolden Road BrewingPort Brewing CompanyBrouwerj WestHangar 24 Craft BreweryBallast point Brewing & SpiritsThe Dudes’ Brewing CompanyAle SmithLeft Coast Brewing Co.Aside from the featured beers, there will also be a few surprises along the way, and some of the brewers will be present throughout the event.To find out the exact appearance dates and event schedule, you can follow Matt Denny’s at Facebook and twitter for updates.Additionally, on Wednesday, September 25, Matt Denny’s will also play host to the release of Avery’s Dugana IPA. Not a SoCal beer, but a rare find on draft that is worth any ale lover’s attention.An Avery representative will be present at the unveiling, where other fun stuff will surely happen along with the release.Matt Denny’s is located at 145 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia.If you want to learn more about Matt Denny’s, visit http://www.mattdennys.com or call (626) 462-0250 for details. Community Newscenter_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a commentlast_img read more

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New councillor wants working group to consider unfinished estates

first_img Inishowen Councillor Jack Murray has expressed his shock at the living conditions that those residing in unfinished estates are forced to endure, and he wants a special council initiative to address them.The Sinn Fein representative, who was co-opted onto the council two weeks ago, says there are unfinished estates all over the peninsula, some of which are in a serious state of disrepair.Taking one estate where sewage tanks have overflowed as an example, Cllr Murray said local action is necessary…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/jackm1pm.mp3[/podcast] New councillor wants working group to consider unfinished estates Twitter Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Newsx Adverts Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSteering group to be formed in ArdaraNext articleJustice Minister condemns Omagh murder News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp By News Highland – April 4, 2011 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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