Pro Volleyball League in February 2019; Sony-Baseline Ventures ink broadcast deal

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OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! OnlineUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoRajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said: “At SPN our focus has always been to promote a multi-sport culture in India and Pro Volleyball League is the perfect addition to our sports portfolio. Volleyball is an extremely popular sport in n key markets like South and North India, producing world class players. From early discussions we realised that our values are completely aligned with Baseline Ventures’ – nurturing the development of various sports in India and we are happy to be on-board for the Pro Volleyball League.”Also Read: Baseline Ventures signs India opener Smriti Mandhana“To allow for a good and clear broadcast window for the League and to ensure that the League can be promoted extensively across all platforms including the hugely popular digital platform Sony LIV, we have decided to kick-start Pro Volleyball in early February 2019. India is today consuming great sports content through the year and with Sony as a partner, we hope to deliver a well packaged product that will leave a lasting impression on one and all,” added Joy Bhattacharjya, CEO, Pro Volleyball League.Tuhin Mishra, Managing Director, Baseline Ventures hailed the tie-up with one of India’s leading sports broadcasters. “SPN has been successfully bringing some of the best global sports action to the Indian audiences for years now. Moreover, we completely believe them to be the right partners for the global sport of Volleyball to take centre stage in India. Being pioneers in offering a great mix of Live Action Sports with Entertainment, SPN offers us an opportunity to create do something similar with the Pro Volleyball League. We really looking forward to a great association,” said Mishra.Also Read: VFI, Baseline Ventures float Pro Volleyball League bid tenderMr. Ramavtar Singh Jakhar, Former International Volleyball Player & Secretary General, Volleyball Federation of India, added: “Pro Volleyball League will truly redefine the sport of Volleyball in the country and with a broadcaster like Sony on board we are confident that Volleyball will soon become one of the most followed sport in India.”Excitement around the league has been building up steadily with volleyball being a sport that attracts people from all walks of life, from local villages rural areas to urban international schools all over India. Team sports like volleyball and football play a significant role in bringing people of various communities together and is one of the main reasons why their popularity is so high throughout the country.Indian athletes have also proven their talent and skill in the sport at various local, national and international platforms. Pro Volleyball League will give budding Indian athletes a platform to hone their skill and compete against some of the leading players from across the world.The Pro Volleyball League’s blueprint is defined thoroughly, with the aid of the Volleyball Federation of India. The current league structure will consist of 18 matches, which will be played across two indoor venues. The teams will consist of men from the national teams across all FIVB (the international governing body of the sport) member nations, with a predominant Indian Player pool. Player auctions are scheduled for later this year and franchise-owners can bid for the Indian players from a bank of over 90 players, while the foreign players will be recruited via player draft. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Cricket TAGSBaseline VenturesPro Volleyball LeagueSony Pictures Networks IndiaSony Pictures Networks India Pvt LtdVolleyball Federation of India SHARE Cricket Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Previous articleMridula Bhadauria challenges Delhi High Court order to remove her as AKFI PresidentNext articleLaLiga partners Relevent to promote football in US, Canada Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 Live: Chillow Warriors v Puttlum…

first_img PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Sport News By Kunal Dhyani – June 25, 2020 Facebook Twitter Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 Live between Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars Heroes LIVE, Here some details related Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars teams news, broadcast details and Timing in India.Sri Lanka PDC T10 League LIVE – Match Details PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSChillow Warriors v Puttlum StarsChillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars livePDC T10 League 2020 LiveSri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 LiveSri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 schedule SHARE ATP Tour Sport News Football SportSport News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 Live: Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars Live Streaming, Date, Time, Full Schedule, Watch Live Tokyo Olympics: Dutee Chand, Hima Das among top athletes seeking direct Olympic qualification during IGP 4 Latest Sports News Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ATP Tour Esports Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Ethan Ampadu sent off as Wales get reduced to 10-men; Follow Live Updates Previous articleFootball Business: German FA terminates Infront contract citing ‘damaging activities’Next articleFootball Business: FIFA announces massive $1.5 billion war chest to fight Covid19 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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OnlineUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoMatch – Chillow Warriors v Puttlum StarsDate – 26 June 2020Time – 10:00 AM (IST)Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 LIVE – Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars Team CaptainsChillow Warriors (Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars Live)Captain: Amith UdaraPuttlum Stars(Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars)Captain: Captain: Shanaka LakruwanWhen and Where to Watch Live Sri Lanka PDC T10 League LIVELive StreamingAll the matches of the Sri Lanka PDC T10 League will be streamed live on Sports Tiger.Click here for Watch Livehttps://www.sportstiger.com/Sri Lanka PDC T10 League 2020 ScheduleJune 25, Thursday10.00 AM – Chillow Warriors v Spartan Heroes12.00 PM – Royal Lions v Puttlum Stars2.00 PM – Spartan Heroes v Puttlum Stars4.00 PM – Royal Lions v Chillow WarriorsJune 26, Friday10.00 AM – Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars12.00 PM – Royal Lions v Spartan Heroes2.00 PM – Puttlum Stars v Spartan Heroes4.00 PM – Chillow Warriorsv Puttlum StarsJune 27, Saturday10.00 AM – Royal Lions v Puttlum Stars12.00 PM – Royal Lions v Spartan Heroes2.00 PM – Chillow Warriors v Spartan Heroes4.00 PM – Royal Lions v Chillow WarriorsJune 28, Sunday10.00 AM – Puttlum Stars v Spartan Heroes12.00 PM – Chillow Warriors v Puttlum Stars2.00 PM – Royal Lions v Chillow Warriors4.00 PM – Royal Lions v Spartan HeroesJune 29, Monday10.00 AM – Royal Lions v Puttlum Stars12.00 PM – Chillow Warriors v Spartan Heroes2.00 PM – Power Gladiators v Global Riders4.00 PM – Giant Legends v Hurricane BlastersJune 30, Tuesday10.00 AM – Hurricane Blasters v Global Riders12.00 PM – Giant Legends v Power Gladiators2.00 PM – Power Gladiators v Hurricane Blasters4.00 PM – Giant Legends v Global RidersJuly 1, Wednesday10.00 AM – Hurricane Blasters v Global Riders12.00 PM – Power Gladiators v Hurricane Blasters2.00 PM – Hurricane Blasters v Giant Legends4.00 PM – Giant Legends v Global RidersJuly 2, Thursday10.00 AM – Power Gladiators v Global Riders12.00 PM – Giant Legends v Power Gladiators2.00 PM – Hurricane Blasters v Global Riders4.00 PM – Power Gladiators v Hurricane BlastersJuly 3, Friday10.00 AM – Giant Legends v Power Gladiators12.00 PM – Giant Legends v Global Riders2.00 PM – Giant Legends v Hurricane Blasters4.00 PM – Power Gladiators v Global RidersJuly 4, Saturday10.00 AM – Royal Lions v Chillow Warriors12.00 PM – Spartan Heroes v Puttlum Stars2.00 PM – Giant Legends v Power Gladiators4.00 PM – Hurricane Blasters v Global RidersJuly 5, Sunday10.00 AM – Rank 7 v Rank 8 [7th – 8th place playoff]12.00 PM – Rank 5 v Rank 6 [5th – 6th place playoff]2.00 PM – Rank 1 v Rank 2 [Qualifier 1]4.00 PM – Rank 3 v Rank 4 [Qualifier 2]July 6, Monday10.00 AM – Loser of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2 [Eliminator]12.00 PM – Winner of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Eliminator [FINAL] Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win titlelast_img read more

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Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SWAPROP) is a property investment holding company which derives its income from interest on loans with its subsidiary companies and interest on investment accounts. Wholly-owned subsidiaries linked to SWAPROP include Plaza Park Limited, The Hub Limited, Tincwadzi Properties Limited, Nhlangano Mall Properties and Elwandle Properties Limited. The subsidiary companies own their own properties and generate income from property rentals and related revenue sources. SWAPROP also has interests in legal entities which pool securities and other assets on behalf of shareholders, unitholders and beneficiaries. Swaziland Property Investment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2007 Annual Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

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Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgBychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

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Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The race to 2023: Who will be selected to host the Rugby World Cup?

first_img LAST MONTH, France, Ireland and South Africa made their final pitches to host Rugby World Cup 2023. On 15 November, a winning bid will be selected by the World Rugby Council, but next week an independent body will put forth a recommendation. As one bid team told Rugby World: “I would like to see the council vote against an independent company they have paid a bucket-load of money, that sets the criteria.”So with this all-important moment coming next week, we set out and spoke to all three bid teams, to see what they feel sets their one apart and what it would mean to their nation to host the World Cup in 2023.Bid supporters: Sebastien Chabal with Brayley and Dhyreille Lomu, Jonah’s sons. Photo: Getty ImagesFranceSitting in La Résidence de France in the heart of London, the leader of France’s bid, Claude Atcher, is holding court. In a bold move, he details how France’s ability to make money for World Rugby is a vital tool against the stagnation of the game, stating: “If we don’t do anything, in five to ten years you will have two, three to four teams on the same level and that’s all, and rugby will die.”France make no bones about the fact that World Rugby need dosh to spread and improve the sport, so their bid is built on the promise of a big windfall. World Rugby demand that all potential hosts can cover a £120m minimum fee for hosting rights, which must be underwritten by the government, as well as the costs of putting on a World Cup. France and their government have bid more than the £120m, to the tune of £30m, and they have guaranteed approximately £210m for their operating costs (insured by Societe Generale). Like all three bid teams, if selected to host, France would have to pay 5% of their bid fee per year until 2023, starting from 1 March 2018.Back on the financial might of French rugby, Atcher says to the room: “With Japan 2019, we don’t know exactly the most recent figures, but the thinking is that the financial revenue will be less than 2015, Around 60%, 70%, 75%, but probably less than 2015. The result is that between 2019-2023, World Rugby will not be able to invest the same amount of money than between 2011-2015. This is the situation. If France hosts in 2023, I don’t know if World Rugby will get the same criteria to invest, but if they do get the same process to invest money after 2023, they would be able to invest £350m (estimated profits) in terms of financial revenue, which we could guarantee for having RWC 2023 in France.“We are thinking that a French World Cup would mean more revenue than other countries but I don’t have figures for Ireland and South Africa. It’s my opinion.”Timely reminder: Action from the 2007 World Cup final. Photo: Getty ImagesWhich is a roundabout way of saying that they will have significant readies to make up for any lack of projected earnings in Japan in 2019. History is with the French. As Atcher said: “2007 was the most successful tournament for hospitality package sales in the history of the RWC, with 150,000 sold.” This group claim they will be able to replicate the fine player experiences of 2007, while insisting that the TGV train system will transport fans from venue city to venue city at no longer than two hours at a time. Ticket prices will be frozen at 2015 rates, too. They will have 2.58m tickets on sale across their nine venues.And we are told not to fear that the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will have a negative impact. Let’s focus on the numbers. Atcher sets the metaphorical tills ringing again: “A lot of games will be outside Paris. Only eight games out of 40 will be in Paris so it is not the same market. We have already set up an economic impact study by Deloitte and the result was that probably 450,000 visitors will come to France for RWC 2023. If you look at England it was 410,000 so I think it is realistic. These visitors will buy two tickets per person for their stay in France. At a minimum we are able to sell one million tickets outside France and we will launch the ticketing strategy two years before RWC 2023, which was the case in 2007. We don’t change our strategy.”On the run: Ireland in action at RWC 2015. Photo: Getty ImagesIrelandIreland have never held a World Cup before. In many ways that plays into their hands, but it is also important for them to ally with experienced partners for their bid, explains IRFU chief executive Philip Browne.Over the last five years – yes, they have been at this for a long time – Ireland have been working with Deloitte. They have aligned themselves exclusively with STH – a partnership between Sodexo and the Mike Burton group, who have overseen travel and hospitality for World Cup 2015 and will do so again for 2019 – while the architects tied to London 2012 and World Cups 2015 and 2019, Wilson Owens Owens (WOO), will oversee upgrades to the stadia in their bid package.Ireland have opted to pay the £120m bid fee, and take out hospitality. They have a long-list of 12 venues, across Ireland and Northern Ireland, which will be whittled down to eight for the event, but they will have 2.2m tickets to sell for matches at the rugby and (much larger) GAA stadia. Browne says that the influx into Ireland for the event would bring in “if you were being conservative, at least €800m (£713m) but should be €1.5bn (£1.34bn).”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREFor Browne, though, this bid has been a unifying experience.“My first conversation was with GAA – we needed to bring stadia to the party and having Croke Park (the third largest stadium in Europe) was something you had to have, for me.“My second conversation was with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. We have had unprecedented levels of support.“It has been a thrill to be a part of this. For governments in the north and south, it has been incredible to work as the sole agents on the bid. It would be hugely beneficial to the whole island of Ireland and we’ve had great support from the UK government. Rugby has always been a unifying force.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight Big voice: Ireland’s prime minister Leo Varadkar. Photo: Getty ImagesThe other device to catch the eye for the Irish is their insistence they can bring in outsiders better than any other, thanks to their “global diaspora of 70m”. Effectively, they hope World Rugby will want to tap into the vast number of people of Irish extraction or who identify as Irish, around the world. Browne puts this number at 40m in North America – 35m in the US, 5m in Canada – while heralding the draw of the Ireland-All Blacks fixture of 2016, when 62,300 watched in Chicago, the largest attendance for a rugby game in the US.But for those waiting for the money to talk, there are key points for you. Firstly, they “do not want people to be priced out” so project that ticket prices can cost up to 20% less than tickets during RWC 2015 – as cheap as €15 (£13) in some instances. And lastly, with up to 2.4m beds needed, a price charter will be in place to ensure that there is not a hike in the cost of a hotel stay during the event. With World Rugby guaranteed the money from all three bid teams, Ireland’s hope is that breaking new ground – in terms of being a first-time host and in courting the North American market – is alluring to the decision-makers.Moment in time: South Africa’s Francois Pienaar lifts the trophy in 1995. Photo: Getty ImagesSouth AfricaSitting with Rugby World in the lobby of the Royal Garden Hotel in London, Jurie Roux looks relaxed. He is in a pragmatic mood too.“If you think about World Rugby – and this is where I am open and frank about these things – it’s all about the profit and delivering a tournament,” SA Rugby CEO Roux says. “If you are really honest with yourself, the World Cup should be in some Euro-centric environment, every four years. Because that’s where you will make the most profit on an annual basis.“We are able to make a massive profit every 20 years. We can’t have a World Cup every four years – our government won’t be able to sustain paying a guarantee every four years, and probably some of the others won’t be able to. London will be. In terms of getting the game out there, spreading it, offering something new, Africa’s absolutely vibrant and can do that every 20 years.”Saying this, South Africa have slapped the most money on the table for a first-up fee, adding an additional £40m to the £120m initial bid cost set out by World Rugby. Roux explains: “The reason for that is that we are African-centric, we are weak against the euro, so that’s a commercial model where to compete with the euro we have to put down a bigger guarantee because most likely our commercial programme will not reap the same as Europe (bids). But we have put down a commercial guarantee as well.”They have set out to pay an additional £35m to tack onto commercial revenue. But there are two selling points that the South Africans, who have not hosted the tournament since 1995, hope will appeal. First is the cost of potential overheads: “What we believe is our real cost differentiator and profit differentiator is that we can deliver everything at 50-60% of the price in Europe… we can save another £25-50m off the baseline (cost) of a Rugby World Cup.“We are able to do hotels cheaper, we are able to do travel cheaper, we are able to do labour cheaper, we have legislation in our country that prohibits any other sporting event happening whilst we are there so we don’t have to pay off municipalities etc to open their stadiums for us – all of those agreements are in place. The cost of labour is extremely cheap due to the currency.”Man in charge: CEO of South Africa Rugby Jurie Roux. Photo: Getty ImagesSecondly is their location. Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime destination for so many. As Roux puts it: “Definitely our diversity and our vibrancy is a big part of our bid. You can go to beaches, winelands, mountains and a game park. You can literally dive with great white sharks in the morning and be watching lions kill an antelope in the evening at a game park, or have a lunch in the winelands the next afternoon. I think that we are providing something – it depends on what you like. I think we provide something more and people don’t come to Africa that often.”South Africa have also offered to buy out the hospitality – though unlike the other two bids, they have underwritten this themselves and will look for partners at a later date. They would also buy out the travel packages.While France can offer the TGV service of two hours, Roux believes that the relatively low cost of travelling by air, plus the fact you can reach one of the seven venue cities in a similar timeframe – Johannesburg to Cape Town takes two hours, means the diversity of their nation can be appreciated fully.The 2010 FIFA World Cup was a hit in Africa, and many of those larger stadiums would be used for the Rugby World Cup. So twinning those with the traditional venues of Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria and Ellis Park in Jo’burg will add up to more tickets than the other two, with 2.9m tickets set to be available. Roux says that it is part of the country’s events strategy that there must be cheaper tickets accessible for “the average South African”.Those are the three RWC 2023 bids – and the final decision is imminent. The prize: The William Webb Ellis Cup on display With a decision set to be made, we talk to those in charge of bids from France, Ireland and South Africa for Rugby World Cup 2023.last_img read more

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Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Houses Switzerland Projects Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The former building – originally built in 1951 – had been extended, converted and renovated several times over the past years. As a consequence, it presented itself as an accumulation of heterogeneous rooms and styles.Save this picture!First FloorIn discussions with the new owner we developed the idea of reducing the building to both its original size and primary qualities. The dismantling of all the old additional elements called for a controlled addition of new expansions. These new volumes were clustered at the western side of the plot, touching the old building only in one place. While the old building had been freed from any disturbing elements and thus restored to its classic elegance, the new cubes present a composition of simple and plastically reduced volumes. The cubes, according to their different position, spacing and size, create fascinating passageway- and patio-situations with the old building.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGTo the south-western side of the plot we removed the former winter garden. In its place we constructed a generous, open garden pavilion which works well as mediating element between old building, pool area and the garden.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected ProjectsTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeHaberstroh SchneiderOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBinningenFG+SGRenovationWoodRefurbishmentHousesSwitzerlandPublished on November 22, 2013Cite: “Haus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneider” 22 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 2012 CopyHouses, Renovation•Binningen, Switzerlandcenter_img Photographs Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450307/haus-von-arx-haberstroh-schneider Clipboard Architects: Haberstroh Schneider Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450307/haus-von-arx-haberstroh-schneider Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 28 Share Haus von Arx / Haberstroh SchneiderSave this projectSaveHaus von Arx / Haberstroh Schneiderlast_img read more

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John Lewis Partnership launches £1m community support fund

first_img  1,119 total views,  2 views today Advertisement John Lewis Partnership has launched a £1m community support fund to be distributed across the country “at this time of national crisis”.The John Lewis Community Support Fund will be available to communities across the UK “to help those in need in their local communities”. No date of its availability or confirmation of whether or how charities could access it has been published.At launch it was stated that the distribution of funds will be determined by teams of staff or ‘partners’ in each shop, working together with their communities.Help might include setting up additional local delivery services to support the self-isolating, the vulnerable, the elderly and those looking after them. It could involve delivering boxes of staples to local care homes and community groups, and donating products to create care packages for customers to share with vulnerable neighbours.  John Lewis Partnership launches £1m community support fund Other community supportThe John Lewis Partnership is also planning to support communities by exploring ways in which its staff can provide services to customers isolated in their homes.For example, expectant parents seeking important nursery advice for example could book an online session with a specialist nursery advisor to help them plan the key things to think about before their baby arrives. Other services could include wellbeing advice; craft and cookery classes provided by Partners online, or on one-to-one calls.The partnership is also instituting actions to support its staff. For example they will be offered free meals at work during the crisis.  1,120 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Howard Lake | 20 March 2020 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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. Tagged with: coronavirus Corporate Social Responsibility COVID-19 Fundinglast_img read more

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There’s a new Horned Frog in town

first_imgprintHis spikes are hand-made by aunt Lauren, his jersey is personally embroidered by Aunt Tiffany and Grandma Brenda ordered a hand-made mascot head from China. There’s a new frog in town, and just like SuperFrog, this little guy asked to remain anonymous.“He’s always been just a major fan of SuperFrog or any mascot,” his mother, Hollee Reed, said.The little frog has made several appearances this past year and hopes for more to come. “As soon as he puts on his head he becomes a whole other person and he’s very good at gesturing,” Reed said. “He’s not as outspoken with his voice as he is with his movements.”The family sent in a picture of the actual Superfrog to a company in China that guaranteed a 90 percent look-a-like of the real SuperFrog, which resulted in a hand-made mask.The first mask they received did not look like SuperFrog, so they tried again and ended up with much better results. They said the cost of the mask was about $500.TCU Athletics is looking into getting this tadpole a chance to attend more football, baseball and basketball games.“Right now, he’s an unofficial part of the family,” equipment coordinator Justin Shaw said. “I was able to reach out to a few of our representatives at Nike, and a few of our local embroiderers and decorators. We have a few surprises coming in terms of football, baseball, and basketball uniforms.”Ultimately, the little frog dreams to one day become super.“We go to Azle school district, and he plans to be Buzzy at the high school level and then Superfrog at TCU,” Reed said.The little frog was last seen performing during halftime at the TCU vs. Oklahoma State men’s basketball game.“The last home game was a pretty spontaneous thing,” Shaw said. “I think being out there with big SuperFrog, the cheerleaders and the showgirls is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that just might turn into a second.” Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Fish oil may protect athletes from concussions Kristen Clarke Previous articleReview: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who shouldNext articlePolitiTalk: aluminium tariffs, AG turmoil, West Wing shakeups Kristen Clarke RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Website| + posts Former wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Twitter Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Twitter TCU begins $2M renovation to surface of football practice fieldcenter_img Defender first TCU soccer player be drafted into the National Women’s Soccer League ReddIt Kristen Clarke is a senior studying sports & broadcast journalism from Barrington, Illinois. She is a member of the TCU Cheerleading team. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kristen Clarkehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kristen-clarke/ ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more

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