Federal court sides with OK tribes in compact dispute

first_img The US District Court for Western Oklahoma has ruled in favour of tribal operators in the state, determining that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on 1 January of this year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Casino & games Tribal gaming Casino & games Regions: US Oklahomacenter_img 29th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The US District Court for Western Oklahoma has ruled in favour of tribal operators in the state, determining that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on 1 January of this year.US District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti sided with tribes including the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations who sued Governor Kevin Stitt. They argued that the compacts did not end when the 15-year compact came to a close but rather automatically renewed for a further 15 years.Stitt, on the other hand, claimed that the compacts came to an end, and would have to be renegotiated.DeGiusi agreed with the tribes’ interpretation of the contracts, that they allowed for automatic renewal if other non-tribal organisations were authorised to offer electronic gaming other than on-course pari-mutuel wagering.Read more on iGB North America Federal court sides with OK tribes in compact disputelast_img read more

Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectes

first_imgArchitects: 2b architectes Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Roger Frei Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2011 Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectesSave this projectSaveUrban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectesSave this picture!© Roger FreiHousing•Lausanne, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/461932/urban-villa-beaumont-2b-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Photographs CopyDesign Team:Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Tiago Borges, Gudrun Warnking, Carolin Jung, Gloria Asami Lili, Marianne Baumgartner, Fatma Ben-Amor, Julien Blanc, Augustin Clement, Patrizia Gabrielli, Sylvie Grimm, Emiliano QuaresinaConstruction Management:Beric, GenèveStructural Engineer:INGPHI, LausanneBuilding:sorane, EcublensCity:LausanneCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roger FreiText description provided by the architects. The urban villa is situated at the top of the Campagne de Beaumont park, a country estate constructed in 1850. The compact building with its punctured window “holes” reinterprets characteristic qualities of the 19th century buildings. For example, the mineral washed concrete façade uses a colour that blends in with the surrounding vegetation. Since the concrete surfaces of each individual apartment are treated differently, the typologically interwoven character of the interior can also be perceived on the exterior. Save this picture!© Roger FreiThe communally used covered interior atrium at the core of the solid construction guides daylight inside the building and acts as a point of reference for the floor plans of the four interlocking residential units. The apartments have the characteristic of detached single-family homes because of an innovative distribution of rooms, each with an individualised quality. For instance the living rooms are distributed throughout the entire height of the building, thereby benefiting from the different views and sun levels. Each apartment has an independent entrance from the courtyard, a direct connection to the garage and a private garden plot.Save this picture!© Roger FreiThe principle of the floor plan concept combines the advantages of individual living with communal togetherness: an innovative and well-conceived answer to urban densification that revitalises the idea of “living together”.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessNebula / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsA-KAMP47 / Stephane MalkaArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Avenue de Beaumont 22A, 1012 Lausanne, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img Housing CopyAbout this office2b architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLausanneSwitzerlandPublished on December 27, 2013Cite: “Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architectes” 27 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More 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 Year:  Manufacturers: Cosmic, Fluora, Glas Trösch, Wedi, Wesco, Kvadrat+ 23 Share Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/461932/urban-villa-beaumont-2b-architects Clipboard “COPY” Urban Villa Beaumont / 2b architecteslast_img read more

Clark Court / In Situ Studio

first_img Structural Engineering: “COPY” 2013 Year:  Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769541/clark-court-in-situ-studio Clipboard John C. Sanders & Company CopyHouses•Raleigh, United States “COPY” Year:  Contractor: Lysaght & Associates 2013 Houses Photographs Architects: in situ studio Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily United States Clark Court / In Situ StudioSave this projectSaveClark Court / In Situ Studio City:RaleighCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonText description provided by the architects. The house sits atop a hill, under three large oaks, and is oriented towards a pond. The main volume is three stories – basement; ground level entry, kitchen, and offices; upstairs bedrooms and playroom. Windows and skylights target views and admit generous light. A pavilion extends southwest from the main volume and onto the most private portion of the site. Here, living and dining are sheltered under a broad, thin roof supported by four small columns and the hearth. Operable glass walls open this space to the yard. The slender form of the house and thin edges belie its size.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonOur clients challenged us to design an open house on a prominent site that would still provide them privacy and create intimate connections between the interior and exterior. Separate home offices were added to an otherwise common residential program. Inspired by both Modern and Japanese design, they asked that we pursue a simple plan, craft a form expressive of the program, and rely on materials and openings to articulate the elevations and respond to views and the sun. As designers, their sophisticated tastes allowed us to lean into a productive design collaboration. The main volume of the house contains all private spaces and supporting elements. It is mainly solid, though the composition of materials and openings on the elevations reduces the perceived scale.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonThe south and north ends of the main volume open to views of the pond and forest. Traditional Japanese genkan and tansu elements are integrated into a modern interior. A delicate living and dining pavilion extends southwest from the main volume, off the kitchen. This space is shaded by a broad roof and three large oak trees. Nestled between the house and the hill, the pavilion provides more privacy than one would imagine within a glass box.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonThe house is built of a wood frame on a concrete foundation. Steel is used to achieve thin, cantilevered roof edges and extensions of the south wall towards the pond. The main body of the house is skinned with stucco and local cypress. The living and dining pavilion, in contrast, is primarily glass and has a thin roof plane supported by slender steel columns and the hearth. The building envelope is sealed tightly with spray foam insulation. All mechanical devices are in the basement, including the pumps for the geothermal ground loop, a high-efficiency heat pump, and a rack system for all home lighting and home automation controls. Slab floors in the living and dining pavilion are heated by the geothermal system and all lighting is LED. Though systems in the house are sophisticated, evidence of them is suppressed. The house can open during pleasant months, and natural light admitted is sufficient to replace artificial lighting during the day.Save this picture!© Richard Leo JohnsonProject gallerySee allShow lessLive on the Edge with OPA’s Casa BrutaleUnbuilt ProjectPhotographer Max Touhey Gives a Rare Glimpse Inside Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight CenterArchitecture News Share Clark Court / In Situ Studio Photographs:  Richard Leo Johnson ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769541/clark-court-in-situ-studio Clipboard Save this picture!© Richard Leo Johnson+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officein situ studioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRaleighUnited StatesPublished on July 03, 2015Cite: “Clark Court / In Situ Studio” 03 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House Machelen / Compagnie O Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Belgium Photographs Houses Projects House Machelen / Compagnie O Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909279/house-machelen-compagnie-o-architects Clipboard Belgium House Machelen / Compagnie O ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse Machelen / Compagnie O Architects Photographs:  Tim Van De Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, AGC, Firestone Building Products, RENSON, Saint-Gobain, Vande Moortel, De Clercq Serrebouw, cabrioroof winter garden Architects: Compagnie O Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsStudy Stability:Fabian Van Der MeerscheStudy Epb:VETO & PartnersClient:PrivateCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeHouse Machelen: a dwelling that fits between a floor and a ceiling, separated by a grid of columns.This house is built on a plot located in an outlying area, behind a first row of typical Flemish landhouses (“fermettes”). An exceptional starting position: there are no direct neighbours – splendid isolation – and the building is barely subject to urban regulations.So how to design a house that can extract the maximum from its surroundings?Save this picture!© Tim Van De Velde‘Plan libre’This question leads to the scenic, basic vision of a ‘plan libre’: a dwelling that fits between a floor and a ceiling, separated by a grid of concrete columns.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeAll extra architectonic elements (walls, windows, …) are ‘free’, not bearing. The concept allows itself to create a very open plan with flowing spaces, hence fascinating views through the house and its surroundings.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeThis home is a mini (interior) landscape in itself: a little coral reef, a rough concrete structure to inhabit whether by human or (later on) by nature.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeInteraction with the green surroundingsThe design of the facades is a direct result of the functions that lie behind it; they frame the surrounding landscape as pleases the residents. Therefore, there is no real front or back facade – all four are differently, influenced by nearby natural elements. Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeStructure = finishingWe convinced the client to keep the used materials visible – to honestly show the structure, instead of plastering walls and ceilings and cover everything up.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeThe structure is fully made out of site-poured concrete. Rough plywood panels are used for the formwork. It was definitely not the intention to get the concrete smooth and clean; small defaults, seams in between the different panels and the markings on the wood are an added value.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeIn addition to the concrete, an almost typical Flemish orange brick was used for the facades. Both inside and outside. The walls are reduced to their essence.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeAll the built-in furniture, including the kitchen and wardrobes, are made out of dark concreteplex plates. This material does not require any additional finishing. It’s actually a cheap casing plate – again a search for the essence of materials.Project gallerySee allShow lessRetail Architecture from 100 to 1000 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and SectionArticlesHouse in Troia / Miguel MarcelinoSelected Projects Share “COPY”center_img Joke Vermeulen & Francis Catteeuw Area:  310 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ArchDaily Contractor: 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/909279/house-machelen-compagnie-o-architects Clipboard Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Elbeko NV Save this picture!© Tim Van De Velde+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeCompagnie O ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelgiumPublished on January 15, 2019Cite: “House Machelen / Compagnie O Architects” 15 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore 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 streamlast_img read more

MCC House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

first_img “COPY” “COPY” Area:  685 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project MCC House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveMCC House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados MCC House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados Photographs Projects 2016 ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Brastemp, Braston, Concresteel, Deca, Hunter Douglas, Lurca, Portinari, Portobello, Sekapiso, Trimble Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Renata Andrulis Year:  CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil Lead Architect: CopyAbout this officeAndrade Morettin Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMetal StructureResidential ArchitecturePinheirosModular & PrefabricatedBrazilPublished on April 22, 2020Cite: “MCC House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados” [Residência MCC / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados] 22 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 Houses Photographs:  Nelson Kon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Vito Macchione (org.), Carlos Eduardo Miller, Gabriel Sepe, Flora FujiiStructural Engineering:Eleve Construções MetálicasMEP:Zamaro EngenhariaHeating:MKR InstamaqAir Conditioning:Greenwatt Consultores de EnergiaLighting:Núria BaratLandscape:Gil Fialho PaisagismoInterior Design:Renata Cáfaro Arquitetura e InterioresContractor:SM3 EngenhariaCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsAwningsBANDALUXAwnings and VerandasWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Within the urban context in which it is inserted, the volume of the residence imposes itself with simplicity. The main body of the house accommodates itself between the lateral boundary walls, neutralizing itself as a volume to function as an element that compartments the internal spaces of the lot.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonIts structure, composed of steel veneer beams, overlaps the entire width of the lot with a single support, which leaves the ground level free of obstructions and emphasizes the continuity between the garden and the living areas of the house. As a result of this structural design, the volume of the house acquires lightness and seems to hover over the garden.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nelson KonIn addition to the volume, the construction system composed of steel profiles, wooden panels and other prefabricated elements contributes to the lightness of the project.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessParking UCU / MAPASelected ProjectsScrunch Workspace / KIN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938024/mcc-house-andrade-morettin-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 19Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938024/mcc-house-andrade-morettin-arquitetos-associados Clipboardlast_img read more

Details of government’s employer refund scheme to be announced this coming…

first_imgEmail Twitter Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusinessCoronavirusCovid 19Newspolitics Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Print DETAILS for the government’s employer refund scheme which allows employers to pay a worker €203 and receive a State refund are due to be announced in the coming week.Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, provided an update on Friday on developments regarding the scheme which allows the employer to pay the worker €203 and receive the refund due to having to temporarily lay off staff as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Doherty said having worked with the Department of Enterprise, Business and Innovation, and the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, they have agreed “employers engaged with the scheme should be allowed to top up the payment by the State”“This will further strengthen the viability of the scheme and ensure that many employers can provide some additional income above the basic social welfare payment for their workers,” said the Fine Gael Minister.Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell said the adjustment to the fund mad “absolute sense”:“This adjustment to the employers’ refund scheme makes absolute sense. It ensures employers can pay a higher payment to employees than the basic rate of €203, whilst still allowing the employer to reclaim the €203 refund per week from Government.“In these emergency times, we need to continue to introduce and refine support measures in support of businesses and employees to adapt to the evolving situation.”Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD said every business is “of value to our economy” and believes this scheme will support them “in tackling the challenges they currently face”.Minister Humphreys said, “There are also some firms that are especially important right now and we will ensure that everything is done to protect and sustain their operations.“The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, together with Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and the other state agencies, will also continue to support companies in every way they can.“I especially welcome the response from Minister Doherty on the Covid-19 Employer Refund Scheme, which will be a great relief to those employers who are so supportive of their employees in these difficult and challenging times.” BusinessNewsDetails of government’s employer refund scheme to be announced this coming weekBy Cian Reinhardt – March 21, 2020 377 center_img Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Linkedin ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Facebook Previous articleSimon Harris: “Let’s be kind to each other this weekend”Next articleAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 6 | Socio-economics of the coronavirus Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Advertisement WhatsApplast_img read more

Watt: Challenges Facing African American Homeownership

first_img Tagged with: FHFA Mel Watt Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News August 3, 2017 1,665 Views Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Watt: Challenges Facing African American Homeownership Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Related Articles At the National Association of Real Estate Brokers’ 70th Annual Convention, Federal Housing and Finance Agency Director Mel Watt brought up issues facing African American Homeowners and what can be done to fill critical parts of the Real Estate Brokers’ mission—ensuring access to credit and ensuring sustainable homeownership for African Americans.According to Watt, the reasons African American home ownership has declined start with historical factors. Disproportionate African American unemployment and under-employment, low and stagnant wages, non-existent and depleted savings, and lower wealth in general. In addition to this, bad business practices such as subprime lending and predatory lending that targeted minorities with mortgages that were designed to fail, upon many other things.Secondly, the increase in people in general, but especially millennials, to want to be flexible and rent instead of buy has affected homeownership rates. Lastly, cultural and social change, such as the delay in marriage, has increased. Most couples after marriage buy houses, but with the delay, homeownership is being delayed, too.Though Watt acknowledged that homeownership isn’t right for everyone, he explained that everyone should be advocating for African Americans to diversify their investments beyond just their homes, as homeownership has been a great way for families to build wealth thus far.“Studies confirm that, even after accounting for the severe adverse impact of the housing crisis, homeownership continues to be a powerful tool for building wealth in our communities,” Watt said.The FHFA along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who are in conservatorship, have taken steps to improve access to credit, which is one of the most challenging parts many African American’s face when obtaining a mortgage.“Our analysis showed that many borrowers were creditworthy and could sustain paying a mortgage, but they did not have the money to cover a large down payment and closing costs.  So we approved a limited program that allowed the Enterprises to purchase mortgages with only a three percent down payment.”Watt hopes to further the understanding of some of the challenges African Americans face in the housing market and how the FHFA and GSEs are contributing to find a solution to the problems.“More importantly, I hope my comments reaffirm our commitment to making progress as we seek to reach our common goals,” Watt said.To see the full speech, click here.center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Secretary of Treasury: A History Next: All’s Not Fair With Gender Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Watt: Challenges Facing African American Homeownership FHFA Mel Watt 2017-08-03 Brianna Gilpinlast_img read more

New algorithm plugs the Land Registry gap

first_imgHome » News » New algorithm plugs the Land Registry gap previous nextProptechNew algorithm plugs the Land Registry gapRevolutionary, deep-learning algorithm has been developed to identify and uncover more than 1.1m extra residential titles missing from HM Land Registry.The Negotiator13th December 201801,250 Views A revolutionary, deep-learning algorithm has been developed to identify and uncover more than 1.1m extra residential titles missing from HM Land Registry, approximately 4.6 per cent of all residential properties across England and Wales.The specialist AI technology is the brainchild of Lumière Property, a south-east based proptech company, which is using their geospatial algorithms to identify gaps in Land Registry data and examine the planning potential of sites for development.According to Lumière Property, it has only been mandatory to register all land transactions since the late 1990s and HM Land Registry only has 85 per cent coverage of the land in England and Wales – but by 2030 it aims to have all land registered. This means properties that have not changed hands since the end of the 90s may be missing from records.“Since we rely on Land Registry cadastral data, these omissions restricted our ability to pinpoint thousands of development sites with great potential,” said Chris Rowland-Smith, Managing Director of Lumière Property.“We are really excited at the prospect of using our new AI software; it’s an incredibly smart application and a significant breakthrough. We’re used to working in areas of dense housing stock so the 15 per cent of missing titles accounts for a substantial number of as yet untapped sites,” says Rowland-Smith.geospatial algorithms Land Registry proptech Lumiere Property AI technology December 13, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Alice is no child’s play

first_imgFrankie Parham discovers oysters and boiler suits in Through the Looking Glass4/5With the pantomime season over, audiences may find it hard to stomach more childish theatrics. Not so with Emily Lim’s vigorous new production. This is no panto, but a dark, original remake of Lewis Carroll’s novel Through the Looking Glass. Unpleasant characters lurk around every corner of the chessboard Alice crosses, from harsh queens to cruel frogs. Although Lim has adapted Carroll’s text, improvising with her cast along the way, the quality of the original has not been lost.Tor Lupton as Alice is still the curious and confused pre-adolescent. She is confronted by an array of intimidating characters, brought to life by the use of a fourteen-strong Chorus. The Chorus members narrate the story in turn and portray everything Alice encounters, animal, vegetable or mineral. This kind of anthropomorphic Chorus is in danger of becoming a snarling, contorted freak-show. However the cast save themselves from this sorry fate with their excellent acting, and infuse each character with individuality. The audience feels sympathy for talking mutton and timid White Queen alike.The stage becomes cluttered with what looks like an industrial rubbish heap. The ‘conceptual’ costumes include boiler suits and bin liners worn by doomed oysters. The whole set, heaped with junk, reflects the back-to-front world of the Looking Glass. Accompanied by a cacophony of clarinets, basses and electronic recordings compiled by Danny Saleeb, Alice must face the prospect of a bleak and brutal world.Such a grand scale of dark lunacy sometimes feels exhausting. Yet by honouring Carroll’s love of wordplay, the production also brings out the humour that Carroll always intended. Exclaiming that she can’t see anybody wandering through the forest, Alice is strangely marvelled at by the White King for her ability to ‘see nobody’. Being in a looking glass, situations are not purely disturbing, but also comic in their reversal.It seems Lim’s adaptation often teeters on the brink of collapsing inwards through its own energy; faced with such chaotic disorder, an audience could become as frenzied as the unwelcoming banqueters at Alice’s palace. However, the grim perversion of the neutral space is just as magical as it is tantalising. ‘Leave off at seven’ is Humpty Dumpty’s advice – better not to grow up and face reality. After watching the show, prepare to feel unsure that you can ever say what you mean. This cast, at least, really mean what they say.last_img read more

Filth bouncers further accusations of violence

first_imgFilth bouncers have been accused of violence against students for the second time in two weeks, after a first year Christ Church student claimed he was roughly handled and bruised by security staff.The first incident occured on 8 February. The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, claims to have attempted to walk straight into the club with a group of friends, at which point a bouncer grabbed him by the neck and pushed him backwards. He was sent to the back of the queue, but on reaching the front he claims to have been assaulted by the bouncer. The student said, “The bouncer grabbed me and then quite deliberately moved his hand to hit me on the cheek.”He claims then to have complained to a second bouncer, who said, “Get out of here you slimy shit.” The student said, “Maybe I asked for it the first time by attempting to walk straight into the club, but I then queued up, and when I spoke to the bouncer I was completely peaceful.” Although not badly injured, the student suffered light bruising the day after the incident. He chose not to complain to the manager.He admitted that he had been drinking but said, “I was by no means out of control. I had been to a restaurant with a group of friends and so we were all just in high spirits; we were ‘restaurant drunk.’“I think it’s really important that something should be done about this, as bouncers should be protecting people in the club and should not be allowed to abuse students for no reason.” A week later, on 13 February, another student was involved in a similar incident. The fresher, also from Christ Church, claimed,  “The bouncer told me to leave; he then grabbed me and shoved me out of the club, slamming the door in my face.” The student waited until the end of the night to complain to the manager but says she was denied the chance.Last week Cherwell reported how a first year from Brasenose was left with a bloody nose after allegedly being hit by a bouncer outside Filth.However Stuart Kerley, the owner of Filth, claimed to be “unaware” of the incidents involving Christ Church students.He said, “Normally incidents occur when the students act like dicks; they nick stuff and they repeatedly try to come back into the club after being asked to leave. We are just doing our job in the way that the police and the Council say we should.”He added, “The majority of our clients are students and so it’s in our interests not to piss them off, but a lot of them do need to grow up and realise that just because they are students, this does not give them the right to act however they please.”by Sian Cox-Brookerlast_img read more