Microsoft sees 5m sales of new Kinect controller

first_img MICROSOFT is expecting to sell 5m of its new controller-free Kinect gaming systems this holiday shopping season, potentially adding $750m to the software company’s revenue this quarter.The $150 device, which plugs into Microsoft’s Xbox gaming console and allows users to play games simply by using gestures and voice commands, goes on sale at midnight in 30,000 stores across the United States.Microsoft is hoping to challenge Sony Corp’s Move and Nintendo Co’s Wii in the expanding motion-based gaming market.The company forecast 3m Kinect sales, but a Microsoft executive then raised the projection to 5m later.There will be midnight events at 5,000 US stores to mark the launch of the new product, which Microsoft hopes will reinvigorate the $60bn global video game market, which has been hit hard by the economic downturn. Overall, more than 30,000 US stores will sell Kinect, including branches of Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop and online at It goes on sale on 10 November in Europe and 18 November in Asia. Share KCS-content Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:04 pm Microsoft sees 5m sales of new Kinect controller whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Champion Trader – Last Day Trading

first_img Show Comments ▼ Champion Trader – Last Day Trading KCS-content The last day trading is here and jasonkhan’s unbelievable work over the last few days has bought him a lead approaching £100,000, the favourite to become our Champion Trader.The tournament closes at 17.30 GMT today and the overall winner will take the £6,000 top prize. The top ten will be announced tomorrow in City A.M. whatsapp whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.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.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Center Tuesday 30 November 2010 8:35 pm Tags: NULL last_img read more

Barclays profit drops

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 27 April 2011 2:52 am Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Barclays profit drops Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm OracleUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementWhat Rice Does to the Human BodyGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndo John Dunne Barclays said its profit fell nine per cent from a year ago as it took a hit on the value of its own credit and income at its key investment banking arm dipped.Barclays reported a pretax profit of £1.66bn for the January-March period, just below forecasts and down from £1.82bn a year ago. Adjusted profit, stripping out movement in its own credit, was £2bn, up ten per cent on the year.Its key Barclays Capital investment bank arm contributed underlying profit of £1.3bn, down 15 per cent on a year ago, as top-line income came in at £3.3bn, down from £3.8bn a year ago and just below expectations. last_img read more

Startup spotlight: The future of data collection

first_img SkillCorner believes that within five years, football data collection will be fully automated. Co-founder Charles Montmaneix explains how the Paris-based startup aims to capitalise on this development. Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter SkillCorner believes that within five years, football data collection will be fully automated. Co-founder Charles Montmaneix (pictured, left) explains how the Paris-based startup aims to capitalise on this development.What does SkillCorner do?
 SkillCorner collects football data automatically and in real-time from any television broadcast or professional stadium feed. We use computer vision techniques and artificial intelligence, more precisely deep learning algorithms to collect a large amount of data, in particular data that was previously unavailable, such as tracking data. We sell this data directly or through different products that we develop with it.How did you come up with the idea? It all started when my partner Hugo, learned that football data was collected manually. I met with him shortly after and we thought it could be fun to do something about it. Our passion for football, technology and innovation took us on this crazy adventure to revolutionise sports data collection.Do you see the product has being designed for betting, or do you feel it has a broader use?
 Our first product, a live football match visualisation, was designed for betting but it has been used by media too (in China, Spain, Norway, South America and Africa, among others). More recently we have been discussing with European football clubs how it could be deployed for fan engagement purposes.Our technology itself and all the data we collect from it has a lot of product applications.One example is helping football clubs making more data-driven decisions for player recruitment, using previously unavailable tracking data. This is what we do with a leading English Premier League club. And there are more exciting projects we are working on a the moment with various actors from different football-related industries, including betting. 

Which betting operators do you work with currently? How do you plan to build on these relationships? 
It was an English bookmaker, Sam Sadi, the CEO of sports at Gamesys, who recommended us and encouraged us to embark on this adventure of live betting animation. It made us realise we could become the best alternative to live streamings.Winamax was our first client and we have been working with them closely since we launched the first version of our product (Tristan Guiglini, head of sportsbook, and chief executive Alex Roos are our big fans and supporters since the very beginning). We can say that they helped us build the sexiest alternative to streaming, which will launch in August. In addition to Winamax, we are currently working on several proof of concepts with various operators across Europe.It is also worth to mention that even though they were not betting operators per se, some of our first clients for our visualisation product or our live raw data feeds were Chinese companies. Partnerships that will be extended for this new football season. We strongly believe we will keep on developing our business in this region (China and South-East Asia) for the upcoming football season.

On a side note – We must say that all those early adopters are the unsung heroes of the startup scene. They’re the ones who take a chance on the new guys and expose themselves to some risk, knowing that true innovation doesn’t happen without it. Like all start-ups, we have massive respect for those operators who are stepping up in the early days and say “We’re in!”. And we plan to build on from this trust by keeping on innovating to bring their customer’s experience to the next level with an unprecedented granularity of data. All in all, the feedback from operators regarding our product have been very positive so far. Not only it is considered as a true innovation compared to the current trackers on the market by revolutionising the user’s experience but it can also be a cost-effective solution compared to live streamings.We are also very excited about the results of early surveys and testings which seem to show that the new features we are launching this August will bring our product to the next level, and without a doubt upgrade it to the must-have category!Do you see sports betting as a way to prove the quality of the product before expanding it into other areas?
 Not really. By wanting to work for the sports betting industry, we didn’t choose the easiest path. It meant early on to focus on two crucial aspects: accuracy and speed. Even though this has raised interest from media or football clubs along the way, sports betting is in our DNA and we are here to stay.
Are you looking to work with – or replace – traditional data suppliers?
 We were part of Sportradar startup accelerator program last football season and we maintain a close relationship with them. We are also discussing the best ways to work with several other data suppliers. Since May, we have also benefitted from Microsoft’s support via a partnership that gives us visibility and relevant connections which have already a positive impact on the business side of things.Computer vision and artificial intelligence will definitely change the way data suppliers work in the next few years. Similar to other sectors, there will be less and less manual work and we believe there will be no one collecting sports data manually from the television broadcast within the next five years. The data suppliers not shifting early enough will lose a competitive advantage. Whether they work with us now or try to catch up on the heavy R&D we have behind us, is yet to be seen.
What sort of funding have you raised? We have recently closed a large funding deal with Business Angels and are also discussing with specialist VCs ways to further accelerate our growth and give us the means to achieve our ambition, which is to become a leader in sports data collection.

 How have you found the fundraising process? Has it been hard work or have you found that the quality of your product has attracted investors?
 To be frank, for our first round, we had little knowledge of what to expect. We went to see some of the largest VCs in France who were interested at first, as AI and Deep Tech makes everybody dream. But they didn’t know much about the betting industry and it was difficult to make them understand the particularities of this market and our true potential.That’s the reason why we started with Business Angels, people with a true passion for sports, successful entrepreneurs and experienced professionals from the finance sector. In the meantime, we focused on our R&D, our product roadmap and our business development. It is starting to pay off as it is now the VCs calling us. Dedicated, solid and reputable funds with whom we will be able to build a long-term relationship as we are aiming for a five-year horizon to achieve our goals. 
Do you have much interaction with other startups? How has this helped the development of SkillCorner?
 We do have many interactions with the startup scene in France, but not specifically with startups involved in sports and betting. Therefore we really like the opportunities created by Nilesh Mistry and Jonny Robb from Bettor Faster and their GamingStartup.Ventures network. They have been really helpful with tips and contacts since we met them about a year ago – it’s rare to see people helping and asking nothing in return.SkillCorner at a glance: Product: A live match visualization widget/tracker Founded: 2016 Founders: Hugo Bordigoni and Charles Montmaneix Launch date: 2018 for the World Cup in Russia (Europe, China) Sports: Football Website: Location: Paris Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Regions: Europe Western Europe France 14th August 2019 | By Robin Harrison Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Startup spotlight: The future of data collection Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Orange Co. provides Racial Intelligence Training for all law enforcement and…

first_img Included in the training is implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, de-escalation communication, police misconduct, understanding harassment, ethics and moreFrom the Orange County NewsroomThese are tense times for many who wear a badge. In an effort to equip its public safety personnel with the emotional and social intelligence tools needed to better serve our diverse and inclusive community, Orange County funded RITE Academy training for all Orange County-based public safety agencies.Chief executives from law enforcement, correctional and firefighting agencies recently attended a joint training in order to achieve a consistent response while interacting with the public.Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley and Captain Jerome Miller RITE Academy attendees “I am extremely pleased that Orange County provided this training to all the public safety agencies in the County,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, who previously served as Orange County Sheriff and served for nearly 40 years in public safety. “Awareness is the key to recognizing and changing what is needed. This training enables our public safety personnel to do just that as well as have better relationships with each other and the community we serve.”RITE Academy attendeesIncluded in RITE Academy training, which took place at the Valencia Criminal Justice Institute, is implicit bias, performance leadership, diversity and inclusion, de-escalation communication, police misconduct, understanding harassment, professional development, and ethics. The algorithm for this training is EI (Emotional Intelligence) + SI (Social Intelligence) = RI (Racial Intelligence).Training attendees all had positive feedback from the training, including Deputy Chief of Orange County Corrections Anthony Watts, Sr.“RITE takes a novel approach of emphasizing the foundation of emotional intelligence,” said Watts. “Both the public and public safety personnel are first and foremost human beings. We may be of different races, ethnic backgrounds and gender, but one common thread is we all have emotions. The training stressed that some adverse encounters are the result of not properly recognizing, managing and responding to your emotions or the emotions of others. That is why it is so important to be aware of them and how to manage them.”Emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware of the emotions we feel in the moment. These emotions drive behavior that can impact others in either a positive or negative way.Wattes explained that the training equips attendees with tools to address where they may be on the emotional ladder (RITE tool) so they can deal with it prior to going to the next call or having the next interaction with a citizen or co-worker.Danny Banks, Orange County’s Public Safety Director, believes this training ultimately benefits the entire community. “We want our public servants to be the best servants for the community and show our residents and guests they’re the best in the nation,” he asserted. “We also want to have a collective approach to public service, with our personnel being trained excessively, uniquely and consistently.”Leaders within the County’s public service agencies including fire chiefs, police chiefs and the Sheriff’s Office, took part in the two-day training session. The intent is for the leaders to pass the knowledge on to their departments and ensure every sworn safety officer has this important skill set.Orange County used Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program dollars to fund the training. The Anatomy of Fear McKinley also said that APD Sergeant Barry Brown also attended a two-day “train the trainer” course and will be teaching it to all members of the APD the first part of next year. Please enter your name here  “I found the course to be personally enlightening,” said McKinley. “The focus of the class was to have the participants look at their own emotional and social intelligence in order to be able to treat themselves and others fairly. The participants received tools to help them identify where they were emotionally and socially each day. Knowing where you are emotionally and socially helps you identify how you could potentially treat others at work and at home. Our own emotions play a big role in how we treat others and when we realize this we can change the way we approach our interaction with others. I believe this is extremely important in law enforcement as we interact with each other and our community. I took away a lot from the course and already use what I learned, to assess and improve my own emotional and social intelligence every morning before I start my day.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter jimcenter_img Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBiasDe-EscalationDiversityEthicsFirefightersHarassmentInclusionLaw EnforcementMayor Jerry DemingsOrange County GovernmentPolice MisconductPublic SafetyRacial Intelligence TrainingRITE Training Previous articleAdventHealth begins historic COVID-19 vaccinationsNext articleConstruction begins on Lake Apopka water storage improvement project Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Wow, more woke pc sjw mantra. December 20, 2020 at 12:15 pm 1 COMMENT Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Abbots Way / AR Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily Architects: AR Design Studio Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Year:  Year:  Abbots Way / AR Design StudioSave this projectSaveAbbots Way / AR Design Studio Save this picture!© Martin Gardner+ 21 Share 2012 “COPY” Photographs “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Abbots Way / AR Design Studio Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Hampshire, United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeAR Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHampshireHousesUnited KingdomPublished on October 06, 2012Cite: “Abbots Way / AR Design Studio” 06 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave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 United Kingdom photographs:  Martin GardnerPhotographs:  Martin Gardner Text description provided by the architects. Abbots Way, the latest creation by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy, whilst its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location, on the south coast of England.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe site is accessed via a private forest lane. Its overtly linear approach extends into the plot and creates the conceptual main axis. A second axis, perpendicular to the former, intersects and leads towards a hot tub and the lake. These axes are defined by timber paths and large stone walls that begin in the garden and run through the house and out the other side. The walls continue through the plot, to link a further a separate office and gym space at the bottom of the garden. These dividing walls create four separate garden experiences, the first of which being the entrance space. The second is a calm pebbled Japanese herb garden to the rear of the house linking the separate office. The third is a private enclosed wooded space dedicated to the kitchen and master bedroom above. The fourth is a large open expanse of tropical plants and lawn reaching down to the lake, reflecting the open plan living space that looks over it.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerA white box, sat on top of the axial walls, gives the upper sleeping floor a light weight image and appears to be floating above the stone axes. It contains the five bedrooms, all with large glazed areas. This provides beautiful tree top views of the lake and surrounding woodland, creating a sense of being nestled amongst the tree canopy whilst lying in bed.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe ground floor living areas, nestled under the box and formed by the axis, are enclosed with large sliding glazed panels that provide a seamless link between the internal and external. The terrace further accentuates this, with the use of a single style of floor tile inside, that extends outside through flush thresholds to really give a true sense of ‘inside/outside living’.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe moat surrounding the house provides a metaphoric sense of security between the outside world and the inner sanctum. Crossing it via a bridge to access the front door, enables the owners to psychologically leave the outside world behind and enter into their own retreat.Save this picture!© Martin GardnerThe palette of materials used is modest and understated. White and grey render adorn the floating box. Natural stone, inspired by local 12th Century abbey that sets the vernacular for the area, is used for the walls that dominate the ground floor providing rugged contrast. Dark floor tiles inside and out, make the experience of the house, that of calm play between light and space without boundaries. The house is super insulated to create a highly energy efficient home, with under floor heating providing warmth and large overhangs to reduce solar gain in the summer months.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWorld Architecture Festival announces the World Building of the Year 2012 / Cooled C…ArticlesModel Factory F / D.I.G ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2012last_img read more

Casa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y Construcción

first_imgPhotographs:  Tamara Uribe Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” 2018 CopyHouses•Chuburná, Mexico CopyAbout this officeWorkshop, Diseño y ConstrucciónOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChuburnáMexicoPublished on December 08, 2018Cite: “Casa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y Construcción” [Casa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y Construcción] 07 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore 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 Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: Artesano MX, Eclipse, Eurovent, Interceramic, Mosaicos La Peninsular, Nordika, STRNG, Soho Galleries MeridaSave this picture!© Tamara UribeRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Casa Sebastian is a residence located in the heart of the port of Chuburna in the state of Yucatan. Designed as a rest house where the owners could relax and be in touch with nature during their visits.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe angled design of the entrance invites visitors to take part of a small tour between the vegetation and the wall of lattices that divides the public space from the private until reaching the main door which is made of cedar wooden planks.Save this picture!Ground floor planBy accessing the house you have a general view of the front of the house where the lattice serves as a decorative element by crowning the building as well as being functional by being used as a handrail on the second level and on the rooftop.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe lattices and wall textures are used as a reinterpretation of the characteristic elements in the Yucatecan architecture creating a harmonic play of light and shadows thanks to the different textures.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe social area of the house consists of the kitchen and the living room joined to the terrace by a large sliding door from floor to the ceiling that can be fully opened integrating the inside and outside of the house and offering spaciousness by generating visuals to the garden and the pool.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeMost of the decorative materials used are typical of the region; like the crema maya stone of the outer courtyard, the chukum resin of the swimming pool (the resin comes from boiling the bark of a tree endemic to the region and as a result provides the characteristic color blue of the Yucatecan swimming pools), and the pasta tiles that are used in the kitchen, restrooms and stairs to give traditional feeling of the local architecture.Save this picture!Section A y BThe light color of the walls along with the natural color of the woods aim to project freshness, establish unity with the rest of the materials used in the house to work as a canvas to display art.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeIn addition of the public area, the ground floor has a guest bedroom with a bathroom. Meanwhile, the upper floor holds exclusively the master bedroom with the main bathroom, both with access to a private terrace overlooking the gulf.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeThe last space of the house is the roof top, which was designed with a steel and bamboo structure to hang hammocks and to protect against the Yucatecan sun in order to generate different atmospheres depending on the activities of the owners.Save this picture!© Tamara UribeProject gallerySee allShow lessCORTEZZA / TERRANUMSelected Projects2019 Beam Camp Project ProposalBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share “COPY”center_img Area:  1829 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Workshop, Diseño y Construcción Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Casa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y ConstrucciónSave this projectSaveCasa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y Construcción ArchDaily Save this picture!© Tamara Uribe+ 31Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Projects Mexico Casa Sebastian / Workshop, Diseño y Construcciónlast_img read more

Northwest Harbor / Bates Masi Architects

first_img Projects “COPY” United States Northwest Harbor / Bates Masi Architects ArchDaily Northwest Harbor / Bates Masi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNorthwest Harbor / Bates Masi Architects Architects: Bates Masi Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBates Masi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast HamptonIcebergHousesWoodUnited StatesPublished on December 21, 2019Cite: “Northwest Harbor / Bates Masi Architects” 21 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?西北港口住宅 / Bates Masi 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 stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img 2013 Year:  Area:  1895 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Structural Engineer:Steven L. MarescaCity:East HamptonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotText description provided by the architects. Straddling freshwater wetlands and a tidal estuary just six feet above sea level, this house’s site demands extraordinary sensitivity to environmental concerns. Local zoning restricts the structure’s maximum coverage and proximity to wetlands areas, while Fema requirements set the first-floor structure above the base flood elevation. The house’s basic massing is therefore predetermined, limited to a one-story, 1,900 square foot design, raised eight feet above the ground. The spaces within this envelope are arranged, articulated, and fenestrated based on an innovative structural system that infuses the house’s inner areas with light and circulating air.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsWhereas most waterfront construction uses pilings to establish an artificial ground plane upon which a conventional house is built, in this project these structural members are integral: 16 exposed, glue-laminated piles stake out the enclosing walls for each of the three bedrooms and extend continuously from the ground through the roof.Save this picture!SectionThe spaces between these piles house “utility” functions: closet, desk, laundry, pantry, and shower compartment. In addition to these conventional utilities, three vertical voids are opened between the piles to serve the spaces around them.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsWithout occupying any of the limited allowed coverage, these open areas add considerable value by improving the house’s interior environmental quality and diminishing its impact on the local environment. The benefit is threefold: each opening draws light through the interior spaces to the carport below, conduct rainwater from the roof deck to the ground via integral downspouts carved into the piles, and ventilates by siphoning air through the middle of the structure.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsAt the roof, the projecting piles divide the space between a deck directly coinciding with the living areas below and a modular planting system installed above each bedroom to reduce runoff. The projecting piles also serve as supports for photovoltaics that power geothermal pumps, utilizing the abundance of high groundwater to heat and cool the house. At the ground level, the space below the house is utilized for parking and storage to minimize the footprint on the site.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsBy allowing voids to permeate through the house, the owners have multiple visual connections to the landscape from below, within and above the house, encouraging a sense of place.Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi ArchitectsOriginally published November 03, 2014.Project gallerySee allShow lessRusset Residence / Splyce DesignSelected ProjectsVila Conde Store / Raulino Silva ArquitectoSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•East Hampton, United States Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of Bates Masi Architects+ 16Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

UK Fundraising email newsletter helps secure 500 conference delegates in 2 weeks

first_img Howard Lake | 3 March 2005 | News  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Individual giving Research / statistics UK Fundraising’s email newsletter has achieved a 4% response rate for an event organiser, and a repeat insertion of the advert has within hours already generated more than a 1% response.UK Fundraising News, UK Fundraising’s fortnightly email newsletter, has demonstrated its effectiveness as an advertising tool to the considerablesatisfaction of its advertising client, Action Planning.The fundraising consultancy has advertised its 14 April conference ‘Raising funds fromthe Rich’ featuring some of Britain’s leading philanthropists and the author of the Sunday Times Rich List, in two successive issues of the newsletter. In the first week, over 350 recipients clicked on theadvert to download the event brochure, a 4% response rate. And these figures cover just those who received the HTML/graphical version of the newsletter, which is less than half of the 10,250 subscribers to the newsletter. So, it is possible that the total number of responses was nearer double that figure. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Within hours of the advert being republished in this week’s newsletter, 117subscribers clicked through to download copies of the brochure, a 1% response rate at that point.David Senior, Marketing Director at Action Planning, was impressed. “We are delighted with the response to our advert in your email newsletter”, he told UK Fundraising. “We already have some 500 delegates, even though the conference is not until 14 April. This ability to track results so quickly does make UK Fundraising one of our most successful marketing channels, so we certainly plan to use it again.”Subscribe to the free UK Fundraising News, or find out about advertising opportunities. UK Fundraising email newsletter helps secure 500 conference delegates in 2 weekslast_img read more

Obreras negras y latinx lideran huelga hacia la victoria

first_img¡Ganaron!La histórica huelga de 10 días de trabajadores en instalaciones médicas en tres ciudades de Illinois resultó en una victoria total, con todas las demandas satisfechas. Las trabajadoras negras y latinx desempeñaron un papel decisivo en la organización de la huelga y en su exitosa conclusión.Trabajadoras de la salud de Chicago en la ‘Huelga por nuestras vidas’.Más de 4,000 miembros del Local 73 de Empleados de Servicio (SEIU) lanzaron una huelga por prácticas laborales injustas el 14 de septiembre en las instalaciones médicas de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago, Peoria y Rockford. Después de trabajar sin contrato durante más de un año, ¡los trabajadoras estaban hartos! Además, como amenaza, los patrones trajeron rompehuelgas de otros estados antes de la huelga.Esta acción laboral demostró la determinación y unidad de los trabajadores del centro médico: trabajadorxs de mantenimiento, conserjes, técnicos y administrativos, terapeutas ocupacionales y otros profesionales. Presionó a los jefes de UI-Chicago para que se rindieran.Los contratos negociados, tentativos y de varios años garantizan aumentos salariales para todos los trabajadores, incluido un salario mínimo de $15 en Chicago para aquellos en la escala de salario más bajo, medidas de seguridad para lidiar con COVID-19, personal adecuado y protección contra la subcontratación de la dirección del sindicato empleos, informó el comité de negociación del sindicato el 24 de septiembre.El presidente de SEIU Local 73, Dian Palmer, dijo que el acuerdo “es una victoria para todos los trabajadoras de Illinois y muestra lo que es posible cuando los trabajadores se unen y exigen que los empleadores nos respeten, nos protejan y nos paguen. Estoy muy orgullosa de las mujeres negras y morenas que lideraron esta huelga, quienes convencieron a sus compañeros de huelga de que valía la pena correr el riesgo.“Nunca se rindieron”, enfatizó Palmer. “Estaban todos los días al amanecer exigiendo justicia para los trabajadores esenciales. UIC los llamó héroes, pero su salario y beneficios no reflejaban eso, pero UIC ahora entiende lo que significa ser ‘esencial’ ”(, 24 de septiembre).‘¡Somos ruidosas y orgullosas!’Alicia Uwumarogie, fisioterapeuta y representante del comité de negociación de SEIU, dijo: “¡Dejamos victoriosos los piquetes en tantas áreas! Hemos ganado la confianza y la fuerza para asumir la gestión. Hemos demostrado nuestro poder colectivo mediante la ejecución de esta huelga. Nuestros miembros estarán orgullosos de esta victoria y de lo que hicimos en las últimas semanas”. Los trabajadores “seguirán luchando hasta que la justicia, la equidad y el respeto se conviertan en la norma en UIC”.Las enfermeras en huelga del Hospital UIC se unieron a los trabajadores del Local 73 de SEIU en las líneas de piquete y en una manifestación del 18 de septiembre en el centro de Chicago. Hicieron huelga durante siete días a partir del 12 de septiembre, con demandas que incluían la prohibición de subcontratar los trabajos de las enfermeras sindicales a enfermeras no sindicalizadas y con una formación inadecuada. Aunque la dirección del hospital obtuvo una orden judicial para prohibir que las enfermeras hicieran huelga, 800 enfermeras de la UIC desafiaron a los jefes y protestaron.La Asociación de Enfermeras de Illinois informa que se ha llegado a un acuerdo tentativo, otorgando pago por riesgo de pandemia, contratando más enfermeras y proporcionando más PPE. La unidad de negociación de 1.400 personas votará el 28 de septiembre si aprueba el contrato, el mismo día que se vota el contrato del Local 73. (Chicago Sun-Times, 24 de septiembre)Los sindicatos Teamsters and Electrical Workers (IBEW) honraron las líneas de piquete de SEIU Local 73 y se unieron a los huelguistas en solidaridad, al igual que los miembros individuales del sindicato. Estos valientes trabajadores demostraron que incluso en la era anti-laborista de Trump, una fuerza de huelga unida y fuerte puede ganar.¡Las mujeres se organizan!Muchas campañas de organización sindical y acciones laborales han sido lideradas por mujeres este año en desafío a la administración Trump, que está en contra del trabajo y a favor de las empresas. Las personas designadas por Trump para el llamado Departamento de Trabajo y la Junta Nacional de Relaciones Laborales, así como la Corte Suprema, han atacado y debilitado los derechos de los sindicatos y los trabajadores.En julio, en una votación histórica y aplastante, los proveedores de cuidado infantil en California votaron a favor de sindicalizarse, una victoria sorprendente para el movimiento laboral estadounidense. Votaron para establecer y ser representados por Child Care Providers United, una colaboración entre United Domestic Workers of America/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3930 y SEIU Locals 99 y 521.Esta fuerza laboral está compuesta principalmente por mujeres: negras, latinx e inmigrantes, lo que hace que esta victoria sea aún más significativa como parte de la lucha general por la justicia racial, de género y económica.Las enfermeras del Mission Hospital en Asheville, N.C., votaron a favor de sindicalizarse en una elección de la NLRB el 16 de septiembre, en lo que National Nurses United denominó la “mayor victoria sindical de hospitales en el sur desde 1975”.Y las enfermeras registradas en el Hospital Alameda y el Hospital San Leandro en California planean una huelga de cinco días para el 7 de octubre para exigir que la administración proteja la seguridad de los pacientes y proporcione suficiente personal y PPE durante la pandemia, informa el sitio web de la NNU. La Asociación de Enfermeras de California dijo el 26 de septiembre que la gerencia ha negociado de mala fe y ha tomado medidas punitivas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more