Kambi heads for Indian Country

first_img“Kambi has invested heavily in its in-game offering in recent years, such as the result of current drive and result of first down in American football, as well as pitch-by-pitch in baseball. 12th May 2021 By contenteditor This, he says, has led to some partners seeing up to 40% of on-property bets placed via personal devices. “Not only does this highlight the importance of BYOD, it also provides a gateway to a tribal operator’s online presence and offering too.” And the busy calendar in the second half of the year, coupled with an expanding US market, meant the business – and its partners – were rewarded pretty handsomely too. In the first quarter of 2021, revenue grew 55%, while operator turnover over the same period soared 109%. On the operator side, the undoubted early-stage winners of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act’s (PASPA) repeal were the legacy daily fantasy businesses. On the B2B side, Kambi has been a huge beneficiary. Kambi took the first legal online bet in New Jersey, and as the third anniversary of PASPA’s repeal approaches, is now live and generating revenue in 14 states. And at a time when the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down forced properties across the US to close, and accelerated the spread of sports betting regulation, Kambi’s expansion in tandem with its “local heroes” has continued at pace.  While states led by New Jersey have reported explosive mobile growth since 2018, sports betting success need not be predicated on off-property offerings. Nylén points out that mobile can play an equally key role on-property, thanks to mobile on-premise technology.  This is especially true as the market continues to evolve and reshape as more states pass legislation. It may be three years on from PASPA’s repeal, and though some of the major operators are projecting revenue upwards of $1bn, Nylén is adamant that the sports betting market has barely started.  Nylén says it’s only right operators should continually review their strategy and believes those assessments could be of benefit to Kambi due to its broad appeal from commercial operators to tribal to lotteries, and from single state to multi-state operators, a case which is only underlined by its network of successful US partners.  It is earmarking “local heroes” as one route to future growth, working closely with both tribal and commercial casinos that have carved out significant market share in individual states, such as Four Winds Casinos (Michigan and Ohio), Seneca Gaming Corporation (New York) and Parx Casino, which among its own operations also has a partnership with the Gun Lake Tribe (Michigan).   The core sportsbook product must also evolve to cater to a more sophisticated customer base. This has resulted in greater demand for offerings already popular in Europe, such as in-play betting. Nylén predicts that such features will become a “key battleground” for sportsbooks.  7 minutes read The sportsbook technology provider believes that a focus on “local heroes” can help it continue to carve out meaningful US market share, and aid further expansion through tribal partnerships. Betting on Indian country Shift in focus In Nylén’s eyes, legal sports betting is a way to further realise value from a property’s customer database, and leverage brands and local reputation built up over years of activity, as well as increasing spend in-venue. However, with the sporting calendar cleared by Covid-19, this presented a major challenge. “We were essentially down to Belarusian soccer, table tennis and esports at one point,” Nylén says. This, he continues, was largely a blip – while table tennis “continues to show some resilience”, things normalized once the major leagues returned.  “[We] understand that introducing a new product vertical, such as sports betting, is never an easy decision,” he explains. “We also understand the value tribes place in long-term, trusted partnerships, which aligns with what we ourselves search for at Kambi.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In 2020, Kambi powered the launch of 11 online, and 28 on-property, sportsbooks across the US. That rate of expansion “amounts to a launch every nine or ten days”, chief executive Kristian Nylén says. It continues to expand in other markets, signing new deals in Australia, Argentina, Belgium and the Netherlands over the past two quarters.  “Our sportsbook has been proven to drive growth, whether that’s through a direct relationship with casino operators, tribes included, or via our partners’ relationships with casinos or lotteries – in both cases the common denominator is a Kambi sportsbook. Either way, we have a lot to offer operators of all shapes and sizes, while at the same enabling them to leverage our many years of experience, from not only in the US but right around the world. And as the US market continues to mature and expand, I believe the demand for the model we offer, and the opportunities that model brings, will only increase,” he adds.center_img “This demonstrates the capacity we possess to deliver on our partners’ ambitions and why we are trusted by so many operators to be their sports betting partner,” according to Nylén. “State-by-state regulation will no doubt continue throughout 2021 and beyond, and we are starting to see legislative movement in key states this year such as Texas, New York and Florida,” he says.  Kristian Nylén, Kambi And Kambi’s commercial partner roster is being complemented by a growing tribal base, including those already live such as Seneca Gaming Corporation and Pokagon Band of Potawomi’s Four Winds Casinos, which span three properties in Michigan and one in Indiana. Partnerships in Indian country are very different from those with commercial operators. Tribal government gaming is organised for the benefit of tribal members. Having fought for the right to offer gaming and spent significant time negotiating compacts, changes to those agreements are not made lightly.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Nylén acknowledges that engagement with Native American operators must therefore be “as consultative and collaborative as possible”.  Kambi heads for Indian Country Key to that cross-sell success is offering solutions that are accretive to the in-person experience, especially at a time when tribal casinos are recovering from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shut-down.  As the ICE 365 tribal gaming report outlines, tribes effectively have two options when it comes to sports betting expansion. They can partner with a B2B supplier like Kambi, and utilise the strength of their own brand, or they can work with an established B2C sports betting brand. In either scenario, Kambi is in a strong position, Nylén notes, pointing to examples where Kambi has been supporting tribes with either strategic route. Email Address Looking at the US sports betting market more broadly, there now appears to be a second wave of partnerships and approaches to technology setups. Recent examples have seen Churchill Downs Incorporated switch sportsbook platform providers to Kambi, while in the past few weeks Caesars Entertainment completed its acquisition of William Hill.  Topics: Casino & games Sports betting ICE365 Content Series Product & technology Tribal gaming Online sports betting Product & technology Retail sports betting Kambi, for example, uniquely offers a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution that Nylén claims has “transformed” the on-property experience, especially with properties subject to social distancing requirements.  Tags: Kambi Regions: US “Those that are able to offer high-quality in-game experiences, combined with a modern on-property sports betting environment, will be the ones that stand the test of time,” he says. “And we are confident in our ability, and therefore our partners’ abilities, to do just that.” And for those casinos already live with sports betting, many of these have since seen a big drive in cross-sell between the casino and sportsbook. “On-property customers who engage with both casino and sports betting have been seen to generate significantly more value than those who engage with casino only,” Nylén says. last_img read more

Now, former NBA star Andre Miller to promote sport in India

first_img F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Latest Sports News Cricket Bengaluru TAGSAndre MillerCleveland CavaliersNBANBA Academy IndiaSony Six SHARE Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftE! OnlineCNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoes Surgery After Cancer DiagnosisE! Online“I’m looking forward to my first visit to India to see firsthand how the NBA has been developing basketball in the country,” said Miller. “I understand there’s a lot of potential in India, and I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the sport.”Miller, a 6’3” point guard from Los Angeles, California, was selected 8th overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1999 NBA Draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000 and was the league leader in assists for the 2001-02 season. He ranks ninth among the NBA’s all-time assist leaders.Since 2006, more than 30 active and retired NBA and WNBA players have visited India with the NBA, including Sim Bhullar, Bruce Bowen, Muggsy Bogues, Chris Bosh, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Seth Curry, Pau Gasol, Robert Horry, Dwight Howard, Robin Lopez, Brian Shaw, Shawn Marion, Jason Richardson and Kevin Durant.NBA Champion Kevin Durant became the first active NBA player to visit the NBA India facility in July. Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – October 26, 2017 The National Basketball Association (NBA) has announced that former NBA player Andre Miller will visit India to support the continued growth of basketball in the country.Miller will serve as a guest analyst on Sony SIX’s NBA morning show “Around the Hoop” on Oct. 28 and 29. Miller will then travel to Delhi NCR where he will visit the NBA Basketball School on Oct. 30 then lead a clinic for prospects at The NBA Academy India on Oct. 31. Cricket Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates Football WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final Formula 1 BCCI to form committee to take call on compensating domestic cricketers Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Latest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Latest Sports News PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleSports body call for relief in GST, introduce sports loanNext articleFederer athlete with best brand value; Kohli better than Messi Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Now, former NBA star Andre Miller to promote sport in India Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify ISL: Sunil Chhetri extends Bengaluru FC stay until 2023last_img read more

First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgFirst Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Aluminium Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of aluminium products in Nigeria including aluminium coils and sheets and laminate, aluminum and seamless tubes. The company sells on its finished products to the secondary aluminum and packaging industries. The Manufacturing division produces collapsible aluminium tubes, plastic laminate and seamless tubes for the toothpaste, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also manufactures a range of continuous sheet painting products sold under the Colortek brand name; and supplies roofing sheets and executes roofing projects. It purchases and sells its aluminium products, building components and accessory items through its subsidiary company, Aluminium City Limited. Founded in 1960 and formerly known as First Aluminium Company (Nigeria) Limited, the company changed its name to First Aluminium Nigeria Plc in 1992. The company is a subsidiary of Alucon Holdings SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. First Aluminium Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ace fund manager Nick Train has bought this top FTSE 100 stock. I’d buy it too

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Ace fund manager Nick Train has bought this top FTSE 100 stock. I’d buy it too Enter Your Email Address 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Harvey Jones Top UK fund manager Nick Train doesn’t buy shares lightly, so when he does take a position in a FTSE 100 stock, it’s worth paying attention. Especially when it’s a stock you already admire.Train is best known as being one half of the successful Lindsell Train fund manager partnership, along with Michael Lindsell. He also runs one of the most successful investment trusts in the equity income sector, Finsbury Growth & Income Trust. This has returned 55% in the last five years, mostly from FTSE 100 stocks, against just 1.3% across its benchmark.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…Last week, Train announced a new holding, data and credit-checking specialist Experian (LSE: EXPN). This is the third new position he has initiated in the last year, “an unusually high rate of actionable new ideas for Lindsell Train!”. This from a man who views Warren Buffett’s famous saying “our favourite holding period is forever” as alarmingly short-termist. Train dives into the Experian share priceTrain says FTSE 100 stocks have underperformed for some time, and this is throwing up some great opportunities. I happen to agree with him.Interestingly, he says he’s been criticised for owning too many “expensive growth companies”, leaving his fund vulnerable if value or cyclical stocks outperform. After Covid-19, he thinks the reverse is the case, and he needs to hold more expensive growth companies. That’s exactly what Experian is. Right now, the Experian share price trades at a pricey 37.63 times earnings. That fact alone would be enough to put many investors off. However, there’s a reason for that. The Experian share price is up a whopping 169% over the past five years, at a time when the FTSE 100 fell around 10%.While it crashed in March along with most other FTSE 100 stocks, it has staged an impressive recovery, climbing 57% since the low point of 23 March. Experian may be an expensive growth company but, for a moment or two back there, it was relatively cheap. That’s why we always urge Fool users to buy top FTSE 100 stocks in the middle of a crash.I’d buy this expensive FTSE 100 stockTrain was persuaded to buy Experian by colleague Madeline Wright, who said it offers exposure to a world-class technology company that owns “rich, unique and valuable data”. Train says its reports are critical to the credit-granting decision process, and its customers (mostly banks) have a 90% renewal rate.The cost per report is low at just one or two dollars, so there’s little incentive for either the big three credit agencies to launch a price war, or for a fourth player to enter. In any case, assembling the data will take them too long.Train says the biggest risk is a data security breach, but points out that Equifax rival suffered one, and got through it in decent shape. Experian is a top FTSE 100 growth stock. One shouldn’t expect much income, as its current dividend yield is just 1.2%. It’s expensive, but that’s often the case with top technology stocks like this one.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Experian. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Five talking points from New Zealand v Wales

first_imgAfter a humdinger in Auckland, RW looks at Wales’ welcome ambition, a tweak to their blitz defence, Dan Biggar’s speed of thought and the All Blacks’ depths of reserve Disappointment: The Wales players look on after their loss to the All Blacks ‘Super’ Liam Williams, Rhys Webb and George North.It was fitting that an 8.30am kick-off in the UK induced some Super Rugby from Liam Williams, Rhys Webb and George North. Even the ever dazzling Smith’s – Ben and Aaron – were fighting for the photographer’s lens during the first 40 minutes.On the gallop: George North had a very productive day until a late injuryWilliams’ and Webb’s desire to attack from anywhere was the platform on which the Welsh performance was built and from which North benefitted – Williams’ 30 yard quick lineout, in his own half, being a fine example. To truly compete in the next two tests, Wales may need to increase this creative mind-set in the midfield, which will hopefully provide Williams and North with even more opportunities to hit the line.Dan Biggar – Re’mark’able.The simple calling of a ‘mark’ in the 22 isn’t usually noteworthy. Indeed calling a ‘mark’ is one of the least inspiring parts of rugby. It’s one of rugby’s administrative activities – it’s rugby’s ‘filing’, if you will. However, Dan Biggar’s mark, in the 54th, was probably one of the most remarkable in the history of the sport. Usually a player intending to make a ‘mark’ will have at least three to four seconds of decision making time.Speed of thought: Dan Biggar is thinking about the future before the presentBy the time the attacker has kicked the ball, and the ball has hung in the air, the defender has a large window in which to make a decision. Biggar took about 0.000012 seconds to catch, call, and clear – there are mainframes at NASA that don’t compute that quickly. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Wales use the left side of their brainDespite a 39-21 defeat at Eden Park, and a last twenty minutes where the All Blacks’ superior ball control dominated, Wales were competitive and more importantly, creative. The set piece was the equal of the AB’s and Sam Warburton and Ross Moriarty caused big problems at the breakdown – helping Wales to achieve near parity with both possession and territory (46% possession and 47% territory). But, as largely impressive as the basics were, it was Wales’ desire to take a risk that was as encouraging as it was necessary – Wales haven’t liked taking risks over the past two years and have tended to approach rugby with the exuberance and confidence of a pensioner walking in the damp.Finishing touch: Taulupe Faletau dots down after a fine Welsh moveThe use of Alun Wyn Jones as a distributor once again proved effective and allowed Wales to hold the All Black’s defence narrow, before moving wide – AWJ passed the ball more than any of Wales’ outside backs. Liam Williams’ desire to cut the line from any angle, from anywhere, was hugely effective and Wales also allowed Taulupe Faletau to stay wide, and carry wide whenever possible – in the mould of a Kiwi number eight which he is more than capable of doing. But above all, the most impressive aspect of Wales’ performance was the 23 man commitment to attack from deep, ignoring the easy safe carries, and take the occasional risk. Wales will need to take even more risks next week if they are to remain competitive – four tries will be a minimum requirement.All Blacks rusty, but still lethalJust because something is rusty doesn’t mean it can’t hurt you. The slashes of a rusty knife may not kill you as quickly as a shiny new one, but the blood poisoning will eventually get you. And so it was at Eden Park. You’ll rarely see the All Blacks fumble so much ball at the breakdown and the next two tests certainly won’t feature as many handling errors in midfield. But even at 80% the 23-man skillset was a joy to watch. When the handling did work, it was ‘velcro’ like – the interplay between their locks and loose forwards is the best in the world.Flying machine: Waisake Naholo clocked up over 180m with the ballBut the most remarkable facet of the AB’s performance was the metres carried -784 metres to Wales’ 396. Waisake Naholo carried 180 metres on his own, an astonishing number even with kick returns included. For a team to carry 784 metres when rusty is quite something. In fact, it’s more than quite something, it’s actually quite frightening.Can’t repeatedly blitz the All BlacksWales’ defence, under the watch of Shaun Edwards, relies hugely on an aggressive blitz. But whilst it can be massively effective, the All Blacks once again proved that repeatedly blitzing them can be risky. Unlike any other team in the world, they have a number of players who can pass over, kick through or chip over the blitz. Aaron Cruden’s kick passes were hugely effective and led directly to the opening try and Kieran Read, the Kiwi No 8, threw a beautiful miss two over the top of the Welsh defensive line.Vulnerable: Wales’ blitz defence leaves them open to cross-kicks and miss-passesAs the All Blacks illustrated on Saturday, they’re lethal once they flood through the defensive line and regularly had three or four passing options available post line-break. On occasion their ball carriers were surrounded by so much black that it looked as though they’d turned the lights off in Eden Park. For the latest Rugby World subscription offers click here and find out how to download the digital edition here.last_img read more

North v South: What would the England squads be?

first_imgIf the All Blacks can do it, so can England. Jacob Whitehead makes his picks Friends divided: Farrell and Ford would be in separate sides (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS With Sale possibly the only truly northern side in the Gallagher Premiership at the moment, before Newcastle’s imminent return next season, we’ve decided that teams from the Midlands will play for the North too. This means players from Exeter, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Worcester, London Irish, Harlequins, and Saracens will play for the South, while those from Wasps, Northampton, Leicester, Sale, and Newcastle will count as the North.DISCLAIMER: As Wasps have been both North and South in recent memory, we’ve tethered all past and present players to the North, where they currently live. Sorry!Related: How to stream Gallagher Premiership matches online from anywhereSo with these parameters in place, who would be chosen? And, crucially, who do you think would win?Providing bite: Ross Harrison of Sale Sharks(Getty Images)The North1. Ross Harrison – A graduate of England’s age-group teams who has appeared in a couple of international camps, the Bolton-born loosehead has made 236 appearances for Sale, and is a formidable scrummager.2. Harry Thacker – Came through the ranks at Leicester before finding a regular starting position for Bristol. Selected for the North here over Tom Youngs, who kept him out the Leicester teams for so many years. I’d stick a tenner on him scoring.3. Will Stuart – A quick riser in recent years, he started his career at Wasps before moving to Bath. Seems to currently be in pole position over Harry Williams after his Six Nations appearance. Has a mullet to rival Jack Goodhue’s.4. Joe Launchbury – The first half of a Midlands engine-room, Launchbury could well captain this team, and seems well placed to add to his 65 England caps.5. Courtney Lawes – A formidable second-row partnership for the North here, with 152 Test caps between them. Clubmate Alex Moon, involved in the last England camp, is on the bench.6. Tom Curry – Sale’s back row superstar needs no introduction. Brother Ben is unlucky to miss out on the 23, but Lewis Ludlam’s versatility gives him the edge on the bench.7. Jack Willis – Possibly the form player since the Gallagher Premiership’s return, who wouldn’t want to see the Wasps talent team up with Tom Curry? So unlucky to not already have a senior England cap.8. Billy Vunipola – Easy to forget that Vunipola first came through at Wasps, albeit when they were based in Wycombe, creating the odd scenario in which he faces brother Mako. What a back row this is.Big draw: All eyes on Manu Tuilagi (Getty Images)9. Ben Youngs – The long-term incumbent of England’s scrumhalf jersey, still tantalisingly short of a century of caps. Jones may be tempted to pick Northampton’s Alex Mitchell to see how he goes against international quality opposition.10. George Ford – Born in Oldham, made at Leicester Tigers, king of the North (sorry Owen). Could be fun to watch Wasps graduate Danny Cipriani off the bench as well…11. Elliot Daly – Another man from the Wasps academy, possessing the raw pace in this X-factor backline as he looks to keep his place in England’s starting XV amidst stiff competition.12. Sam James – Has somehow never made an England appearance despite flourishing in the Gallagher Premiership, playing every minute in the league last season. Selected over Alex Losowski because of his post-restart form.13. Manu Tuilagi – James’ nous plus Tuilagi’s explosiveness makes this a box-office centre pairing. This should excite Sale Sharks fans more than the memories of a Jason Robinson kick-return. This Saturday’s North v South match in New Zealand is salivating. Half grudge-match, half trial-match, the All Blacks selectors have picked two teams which could beat almost any other international side.But if England were to follow New Zealand’s example, and pick their own North v South sides, which players would don the shirts and begin the rivalry? Like New Zealand, we’re basing our selections on the first professional club that each player represented – so that means Owen Farrell, like it or lump it, would play for the South, having come through the academy at Saracens. 14. Chris Ashton – The ex-Wigan wing lines up outside old friend Manu Tuilagi – it’s impossible not to put him in the North XV. If Eddie decides his time is up fellow league- convert Denny Solomona could be an option.15. George Furbank – Stiff competition for the shirt, with Daly shifted out to the wing, and Harry Mallinder and Josh Hodge both capable of one day playing international rugby. The Northampton man does deserve to show Jones why he deserves to keep the fullback jersey.Replacements: Alex Waller, Harry Williams, Tommy Taylor, Alex Moon, Lewis Ludlam, Alex Mitchell, Danny Cipriani, Alex Losowski.Leader: Bath second-row Charlie Ewels (Getty Images)The South1. Mako Vunipola – Came through at Saracens, a 57-cap veteran, and still only 29. Stiff competition at loosehead for the South though – Genge, Marler, Obano and Moon could all have seen themselves involved.2. Jamie George – Was toying with whether to pick Luke Cowan-Dickie – who has been so impressive during the resumption. Ultimately too difficult to break-up England’s World Cup front row.3. Kyle Sinckler – Took the step to genuinely world-class quality last year, and is now the cornerstone of an exciting Bristol pack after his move. A good bench performance from Will Collier, his understudy at Quins, could see him back in the England reckoning.4. Maro Itoje – Impossible to leave out, but it will be intriguing to see if he is still the stand-out up against the terrible twosome of Launchbury and Lawes.5. Charlie Ewels – It had been a good 2020 for Ewels after the disappointment of missing out on the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad. The Bath lock started in the Six Nations game against France, and would see this game as a chance to stake his claim for even more opportunities. Jonny Hill is unlucky to miss out.6. Ben Earl – I agonised between Ted Hill and Ben Earl in this spot – it would be brilliant to see how either went amongst competition of this standard. Gave Earl the nod because of his Six Nations involvement this year.7. Sam Underhill – The other half of the kamikaze twins, North v South would be a brilliant chance to see Curry v Underhill at what amounts to Test level. Actually qualifies through the two games he played for Gloucester before university.8. Alex Dombrandt – Does Eddie Jones rate Dombrandt? Who knows, but the Quins No.8 is too eye-catching to ignore, and what better place to test his mettle than this high-quality game. His early collision with Billy Vunipola may well be noticed on the Richter scale.Getaway man: Ollie Lawerence of Worcester evades Gloucester (Getty Images)9. Jack Maunder – The long-term future of England’s scrum-half position has seemed uncertain, but its been a great delight to see Maunder’s form since the restart, three years on from touring Argentina. Deserves the start over Ben Spencer and Dan Robson.10. Owen Farrell – How will Owen Farrell’s famed competitiveness cope with the odd scenario of playing for the South against the North? Could be really interesting to see how the Saracens man gels with Maunder, and the performance of Joe Simmonds or Marcus Smith off the bench.11. Jack Nowell – Under severe pressure from Joe Cokanasiga and (of late) Olly Woodburn, but his performance in last year’s Gallagher Premiership Final was a welcome reminder of the Exeter winger’s class. The back-three competition at the moment is startling.12. Ollie Lawrence – A slight wildcard, but the prevalence of outside centres for the South has opened up a space at 12. Lawrence reminds me a little of Scott Gibbs, while his handling ability is really something to be excited about. What a test it would be, and what an opportunity.13. Henry Slade – A wealth of options here – Jonathan Joseph and Joe Marchant could have both gone well. However, up against Ford, James, and Furbank, the South need a second playmaker in the backline.14. Jonny May – It might have been nice to see how clubmate Ollie Thorley goes, but May has been England’s most consistent winger over the last few years. A box-office match-up against Elliot Daly awaits.15. Anthony Watson – Is he best at fullback or wing? Nobody knows for definite – but one sure thing is the danger he possesses running off the shoulders in this backline. Watson v Ford’s tactical kicking is just one intriguing sub-plot in this game.Replacements: Ellis Genge, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Will Collier, Jonny Hill, Ted Hill, Ben Spencer, Joe Simmonds, Jonathan Joseph. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Nove I / Studio B Architects

first_img “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116923/nove-i-studio-b-architects Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Paul Warchol and Studio B ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. Nove 1 consists of two 3,500 sqf single-family residences located on a corner lot in Aspen’s West End neighborhood. Sometimes entitled “Sibling Rivalry,” Nove’s two residences divide the property into equal halves and draw a line – the concrete landscaping wall – right down the double courtyard in the middle.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol and Studio B ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensThe residences are within easy walking distance of Aspen’s numerous cultural activities. The architecture of the houses is clean and sophisticated.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol and Studio B ArchitectsThe exterior and interior material palate is simple yet elegant, and designed for housing of the residents’ many pieces of artwork.Save this picture!© Paul Warchol and Studio B ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessSquare in Space / Ivan FilipivocArticlesArchitecture for Humanity Mobilizing Teams to Help with Japan Earthquake and TsunamiArticles Share Nove I / Studio B ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNove I / Studio B Architects 2005 CopyHouses•Aspen, United States Year:  Photographs Architects: Studio B Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/116923/nove-i-studio-b-architects Clipboard Nove I / Studio B Architects ArchDaily United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Paul Warchol and Studio B Architects+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeStudio B ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAspenHousesUnited StatesPublished on March 13, 2011Cite: “Nove I / Studio B Architects” 13 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Nove I / Studio B Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Maison T / Nghia-Architect

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Tuan Nghia Nguyen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Maison T / Nghia-Architect CopyHouses•Hanoi, Vietnam 2016 “COPY” Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia Nguyen+ 34Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Maison T / Nghia-ArchitectSave this projectSaveMaison T / Nghia-Architect Architects: Nghia-Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793457/maison-t-nghia-architect Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793457/maison-t-nghia-architect Clipboard Manufacturers: Paul CroftsCity:HanoiCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationText description provided by the architects. If we consider the whole street as a lively symphony that mesmerizes people with its rapidly rhythm, then the house would be a rest creating that small but soulful gap, just enough for people to drown  into the life’s melody.Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenSave this picture!Plan 1Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenThe house in a typical Hanoi alley was designed for a young man who have just came back to hometown after a long time living abroad. He wanted a house with private space but also open, a place where he can have some nice relaxing time and a place he can share with friends as a peaceful hideout. This client also has a best friend living with – his dog, so this house must be a friendly space for the dog, must have a garden for both to enjoy nature.Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenBased on the needs of the client and the location of site plan, the architect offered a free and open design, all the boundaries of functions are disappeared. The house is quiet but open – a small house with just enough of everything.Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenSave this picture!ModelSave this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenIn a crowded and busy city like Hanoi, people take advantage of every single area they have. This house and its garden stand humbly among all the blocks of raising buildings. Instead of using all the land or keeping a indoor space for ourselves, the house stands back to offer the whole alley a green space, a small but precious gap in a ‘inch of land is an ounce of gold’ urban. Front gate is built by alternated bricks which created the sparse fence separated the house from the street but at the same time shared the green space with neighbors.Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenThe plan area is only 40 sqm. Inside, the whole space is connected even when there are no walls to fixed the functions for any space. Light and ventilations are brought into the house in general and particularly for each space. The architect chose  natural and rustic materials for the house to bring the close and comfortable feelings, but still quality for a simple lifestyle.Save this picture!© Tuan Nghia NguyenOriginally published on August 17, 2016. Project gallerySee allShow lessArchitecture Without People: the Built Environment of MachinesArticlesS3 Architecture Collaborates with Aston Martin Design to Create First Residential Es…Architecture News Share Vietnam “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNghia-ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHanoiIcebergBrick HousesVietnamPublished on October 09, 2020Cite: “Maison T / Nghia-Architect” 09 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?越南T住宅,城市中的间歇 / Nghia-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

Hundreds rally in Jersey City, N.J., to defend public park

first_imgStephanie Hedgecoke contributed to this article.  FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Jersey City, N.J. Jan. 11 — Over 700 people rallied in Liberty State Park today to oppose the transfer of 22 acres of parkland to the adjacent private Liberty National Golf Course. Liberty National, owned by billionaire tycoon Paul Fireman, has an initiation fee of $500,000.Jan. 11 rally in Jersey City.The 22 acres, known as Caven Point, is a migratory bird habitat teeming with bird life year round. Those who came to the rally, reflecting the broad diversity of Jersey City and the surrounding area, included high school students, environmental activists, bird watchers, trade unionists, military veterans, scientists and local politicians. Support to stop this theft of precious land is wide and deep, and the 1%  were a target of every speaker at the rally, which was called by over 50 organizations. (NY Times, Jan. 9)Liberty National has been maneuvering behind the scenes in Trenton, the state capital, with devious tactics ranging from getting friendly politicians to undertake parliamentary maneuvers to setting up a “coalition” of construction unions desperate for jobs and trying to convince local communities of color that saving the Caven Point wildlife refuge is not in their interests!Liberty State Park covers 1,000 acres along the Hudson River — a former abandoned industrial site restored with Land and Water Conservation funds. (tinyurl.com/rqzebdy) “If you can privatize land purchased with Land and Water Conservation dollars, you’re jeopardizing most of our national parks,” said Greg Remaud, director of NY/NJ Baykeeper. “It’s one of our bedrock precedents for land conservation.”The park is New Jersey’s most visited state park with 5 million visitors a year — it’s a people’s park. And the people have fought off numerous attempts to privatize the restored waterfront park throughout its 43-year history — a continuous onslaught of development proposals, including the private golf course, a water park, a Formula One racetrack, a sports complex and a second private yacht marina — and are fighting now to protect the bird sanctuary at Caven Point. (tinyurl.com/wzac83r) The LSP Protection Act, currently pending in the New Jersey State Assembly to protect the wildlife refuge, would prohibit any concession, conveyance or lease within the 235-acre natural restoration area in the interior of the park and at Caven Point Peninsula. The bill was submitted by two Assembly members from Jersey City: Raj Mukherji of South Asian descent and Angela McKnight, an African American.last_img read more

Weinstein verdict: Fame, fortune and rape

first_imgOn Feb. 24, a New York state jury found former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty of criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree. The first charge carries a sentence of 5 to 25 years and the latter 0 to 4 years, allowing a total maximum sentence of 29 years, minimum five. Sentencing is set for March 11.The trial was a grueling ordeal for the brave women who charged Weinstein. Defense lawyers berated and intimidated accusers Jessica Mann and Miriam Haley, at times bringing them to tears and at one point inducing a panic attack. This kind of revictimization, where the victim is put on trial, all too often serves to maintain silence. Not wanting to relive the terror, most rape survivors do not even report their experience. For every 1,000 rapes, 230 are reported, 46 lead to arrest and nine — less than 1 percent! — result in a trial. (Vox, Feb. 26)Some survivors seek relief through civil lawsuits. But Non-Disclosure Agreements — essentially gag rules — are often attached to the settlements of those suits. These serve to silence survivors and keep them isolated and unaware of one another. The legal maxim “innocent until proven guilty” complicates matters for survivors, who most often do not have witnesses. But with 100-plus accusers, what more proof do you need in the case of Weinstein?Yet presumption of innocence was the fallback position of his defense attorneys. Weinstein’s lead attorney Donna Ratunno benefited in her career from the women’s liberation movement, which made it easier for women to enter male-dominated fields they had been excluded from. But Ratunno has allowed herself to be bought off, undermining the very movement that helped her advance.But the women’s movement is alive and well. Protests in France, for example, inside and outside the César awards — the French equivalent of the Oscars — voiced outrage over the award given to director Roman Polanski, who remains unrepentant of his 1977 statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl.Consciousness determined by being richWeinstein’s high-priced lawyers managed to get him acquitted of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and first-degree rape. Nevertheless this serial rapist, was stunned by the finding of partial guilt. He has been a captive of the capitalist mindset that money can buy anything.That mindset did not develop in a vacuum. In fact, it is proof of the Marxist adage: “Being determines consciousness.” Ever since patriarchy’s origins during the shift from communal to private property, men of wealth have had a free hand to exploit “their” workers — economically and sexually. In the Western Hemisphere, this goes back to the “discovery” and colonial theft of the Americas and the subsequent rape of Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2+ people. Slaveowning men raped their “property” as a matter of course. Working-class women are still sometimes forced to sleep with their bosses and/or their spouses’ bosses as an economic necessity.As the Weinstein case exposed, this is even true of professionals seeking to launch a career in film — it’s commonly referred to as “the casting couch.” Now-famous women actors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and Annabella Sciorra — the latter testifying at the trial — were among boss Weinstein’s many victims.When the movie millionaire’s crimes were featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker in 2017, movement groups #MeToo and #TimesUp invited sexual abuse survivors to come forward. Thousands upon thousands posted accounts of harrowing experiences. This exposed the pervasiveness and brutality of patriarchal oppression.“Me too” became a rallying cry in the struggle to end sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual abuse is a labor issue, every bit as important as winning living wages, decent health care and safe working conditions. Workers have made it a strike issue, targeting McDonald’s, Google and other multibillion-dollar companies.Me Too was actually founded in 2006 by Tarana Burke to empower African-American women and girls who survived abuse. After the verdict, Burke pointed out: “This case reminds us that sexual violence thrives on unchecked power and privilege. The implications reverberate far beyond Hollywood and into the daily lives of all of us in the rest of the world.“Whether you are an office worker, a nanny, an assistant, a cook, a factory worker — we all have to deal with the spectre of sexual violence derailing our lives.“And, though today a man has been found guilty, we have to wonder whether anyone will care about the rest of us tomorrow. This is why we say MeToo.”  (Variety, Feb. 24)And Workers World Party says, “We too.” We will not rest until sexual violence, abuse and exploitation are banished from the Earth.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more