MGA launches consultation on unified self-exclusion system

first_img Email Address 22nd March 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance MGA launches consultation on unified self-exclusion system Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has commenced a preliminary market consultation to gather opinion on its plans to launch a unified self-exclusion system in the country’s regulated gambling market. The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has commenced a preliminary market consultation to gather opinion on its plans to launch a unified self-exclusion system in the country’s regulated gambling market.First proposed in May of last year, the unified system would mean that players would be able to block access to all Malta licensees’ services when they self-exclude from one. While operators are already required to offer players the option of self-excluding, there is nothing to link different companies’ databases, meaning a player blocked from one operator’s sites could gamble via another.The MGA said that a unified system would support its ongoing aim to implement further controls to help prevent gambling-related harm, with a similar system in place for land-based operators in the country.MGA explained that the system would work by a player self-excluding from one site, with the operator in question then passing their information on to all other licensees in Malta, who can then block the individual from their platforms. The regulator said it may also consider expanding system to incorporate operators that are not licensed in Malta, but target customers in the country by virtue of a licence in another jurisdiction, or allow operators to plug into the system on a voluntary basis.The system could also feature functionality for third-party exclusion as well as operator-imposed exclusion, on the basis of its active duty of care towards its customers.The MGA said that the system should also include a dedicated, central self-exclusion website, an online form to capture consumer details, a database for self-exclusions, data protection-compliant systems, as well as a record matching process to match user details across different accounts.With this in mind, the MGA is seeking to gather opinion on the type of technologies available, stating that the final system may be a combination of solutions. This could include products that are either centralised or decentralised in nature, as well as those that make use of the cloud or are hosted on-premises.The regulator believes an online variant of its land-based solution is necessary to ensure players are protected across all channels. During the six months to June 30, 2018, the number of requests from Maltese consumers to self-exclude from land-based gambling amounted to 869, up 19% in the same period in the previous year.For remote gaming activities, the same six-month period saw self-exclusion requests for gaming websites licensed by the MGA reach around 540,000, up 31.9% on 2017.Industry stakeholders that wish to share their thoughts on the plans can do so via a form on the Maltese Government’s Electronic Public Procurement System. All submissions for the consultation should be sent via this method, with comments accepted until May 31, 2019.The regulator is in the process of pursuing tools and means to further strengthen the protection afforded to consumers. As part of this effort, the MGA has recently published the Player Protection Directive to set out consumer protection controls for licensees, as well as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Directive to set out a formal complaint-handling process.Image: Mike McBeylast_img read more

BGC warns of “unintended consequences” of Gambling Act review

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The review, launched by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, will consider stake limits, the role of the Gambling Commission and new advertising restrictions, among other topics. 18th January 2021 | By Richard Mulligan “The findings will be used to inform any changes to the Gambling Act 2005 to ensure customer protection is at the heart of the regulations, while giving those that gamble safely the freedom to do so,” DCMS said at the launch of the review in early December 2020. Topics: Social responsibility “It clearly demonstrates that the regulated industry is a safer bet.” Social responsibility The UK’s Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has launched a new campaign which warns that the Gambling Review could be a boon for the unregulated sector, which it says already sees stakes upwards of £1.4bn. BGC warns of “unintended consequences” of Gambling Act review The new BGC video cites figures from PWC – originally published last month – which show that some 200,000 UK customers staked £1.4bn with black market operators between 2018 and 2019. Michael Dugher, the BGC’s chief executive, said: “As the standards body for the regulated industry, we have strongly welcomed the Gambling Review.center_img The three-minute video also highlights that the regulated sector contributes £8.7bn the country’s economy, including £3.2bn in tax and the 100,000 jobs it supports. It also adds £350m to horseracing through sponsorship, media rights and levies, plus millions more for sports including football, darts, snooker and rugby league. The Gambling Review, designed to consider whether existing legislation is sufficient for the 2020s, is already under way, with the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) having launched a call for evidence that will be open until 31 March 2021. Regions: UK & Ireland In addition, the Gambling Commission’s role and powers will receive scrutiny “in order to ensure it can keep pace with the licensed sector and tackle the black market”. “This animation powerfully sets out the steps we have taken – and continue to take – on safer gambling, while also highlighting the immense contribution that the regulated industry makes to the economy and the country’s most popular sports. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: BGC Responsible Gambling Gambling Review “The government recognises the need to balance the enjoyment people get from gambling with the right regulatory framework and protections.” “However, it is vital that it does nothing to drive punters towards the illegal, online black market, which has none of the protections in place that the regulated industry does. In a new animated video, BGC claims that an “unintended consequence” of the Government’s wide-ranging Gambling Review – announced at the start of last month – could be to drive customers towards the unlicensed online black market. last_img read more

Napoli’s San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Diego Maradona

first_img Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Facebook Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – December 5, 2020 Football by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themGarena Free Fire: Top Three App tricks to earn Free Diamonds in Garena Free Fire OB28 VersionPUBG Mobile Launch Date: Fresh Job Listings on LinkedIn suggest possible Release?Naples mayor Luigi de Magistris on November 26 had urged Napoli to rename the San Paolo Stadium after legendary footballer Maradona.“Diego Armando Maradona, the most immense footballer of all time, died. Diego made our people dream, he redeemed Naples with his genius. In 2017 he became our honorary citizen. Diego, Neapolitan and Argentine, you gave us joy and happiness! Naples loves you!,” Magistris had tweeted in Italian.In another tweet, Magistris had said: “Let’s name the San Paolo Stadium after Diego Armando Maradona !!!”Maradona is a revered figure in Naples as led the city’s club to two Italian league titles.“With his immense talent and his magic, he honoured the Napoli shirt for seven years, giving it two historical championships and other prestigious cups, and receiving in exchange from the whole city an eternal and unconditional love,” quoted a statement from Naples city council as saying.Maradona captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 FIFA World Cup and was widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.Maradona had begun his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and he went on to become one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.He represented Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla, and Newell’s Old Boys as a player. Diego was considered the main player in taking Argentina to their second World Cup title in 1986. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ATP Tour YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsored FootballSerie ASportSport News Football Latest Sports News Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Football F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd TAGSDiego MaradonaNapoli’s San Paolo stadium renamedNapoli’s San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Diego Maradona SHARE Previous articleIND beat AUS: Concussion sub Chahal and Natarajan shine, India thrash Australia by 11 runsNext articleIndia wins 1st T20: Fiancee Dhanashree very happy with Yuzi Chahal’s performance, check out how she celebrated Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ATP Tour Napoli’s San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Diego Maradona: Italian side Napoli’s San Paolo stadium has been renamed after Diego Maradona in memory of the late Argentina legend who led them to their only two Serie A titles during his seven-year run with Napoli from 1984 to 1991.The Naples city council has unanimously approved a resolution that will change the name of Napoli’s home stadium from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona,” reported. Maradona had passed away on November 25 after suffering a heart attack at the age of 60. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Formula 1 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Football Napoli’s San Paolo stadium renamed to honour Diego Maradona Football Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become championlast_img read more

Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (  2016 annual report.Company ProfileThe Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is a gaming and hospitality company in Nigeria which owns and operates Federal Palace Hotel and Casino in Victoria Island, Lagos. The company also operates a casino, banqueting facility and a pool club in the city. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

O’Driscoll blasts Phillips try in Wales win

first_imgIreland are likely to use the frustration of this defeat to fire the up for next weekend’s showdown with England in Dublin and despite mixed fortunes in the championship to date, O’Driscoll hit back at anyone who suggests they have no hope of seeing off Martin Johnson’s side.“They have to think again. These people have obviously never seen an Ireland-England game and don’t know what it means to the Irish public and the Irish team. There’s plenty of rugby left in this side.” “I didn’t see it myself but some of the boys were saying that someone had touched it so I took their word for it and I tried to relay that to Jonathan Kaplan, but he was having none of it. The touchjudge gave the call and before I could say anything the try was awarded. I tried to say subsequently that the video replays showed the ball had been touched but he shrugged it off.“It’s extremely frustrating that a simple error like that can have a huge bearing on the game. That was seven points and we lost by six.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img A try or not a try: Mike Phillips hands off Tommy Bowe to score for WalesBRIAN O’DRISCOLL was fuming about Mike Phillips’s controversial 50th-minute try in Wales’ 19-13 win over Ireland.Phillips was sent on his way over the try-line following a quick throw-in from Matthew Rees – but replays clearly showed that the Wales captain had used a different ball to the one kicked into touch because the original one had landed near the crowd and that the ball he used was also touched by a ballboy.Jonathan Kaplan consulted with touchjudge Peter Allan and when given the thumbs up he awarded the try. Paul O’Connell clearly indicated for the referee to go to the TMO but he couldn’t have actually adjudicated on the lineout ball – TMOs can only rule on events in the act of scoring.Still, Ireland captain O’Driscoll was not happy with the decision. He said: “Everyone’s human and you get wrong calls all the time, but certain ones are unforgivable. I’d want to cover all my bases if I was him.last_img read more

The Springbok Women Story

first_imgRaubenheimer’s squad is filled with impressive and formidable women – but what steps are SA Rugby taking to support them?Well, the U20s team has been relaunched and they played their first games since 2013 last year. Their coach Laurian Johannes appeared as a prop for the Springbok Women in the 2010 World Cup and is the first woman to coach a South African national side. She’ll assist Raubenheimer with the senior squad next year as part of World Rugby’s Coaching Internship Programme.Another development is the creation of eight new Youth Training Centres, as the women’s game looks to maximise its talent pool outside rugby’s traditional Afrikaner stronghold. Women’s rugby in South Africa is generally more diverse than men’s, with the national women’s 15-a-side team having 86% black representation, which exceeds the transformation target.The hope is that the training centres will attract more players to the sport, with Booi saying: “Looking at the young talent coming through the ranks, I believe we’ve started to reap the rewards.”Scrum-half Tinsey is equally animated about the talent emerging at grass-roots level, saying: “Each year it is getting better and better, with more girls being aware of the sport, especially with us now playing international matches in our own country. And I feel we can only build on this.”On the ball: Tayla Kinsey passes in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup match against Kenya (Getty Images)The team are certainly happy to put pressure on themselves – seeing their performances at next year’s World Cup as the key to growing the women’s game. Their coach explains: “Representing the national team is the highest honour. We, as the flag-bearing team within the women’s structure, need to go out and show the youngsters the beauty of the game, and how special it is to play for the Springbok Women.”The Labour AheadStirring words indeed, but despite this optimism, challenges still face South Africa if they’re to compete at the highest level. Rhetoric alone does not win trophies.Raising standards: South Africa’s Nolusindiso Booi in action at the 2014 World Cup (Getty Images)Funding is the key to their improvement, with the national team’s budget a fraction of the powerhouses of England, New Zealand and France. But Booi recognises that the team may need to deliver on the pitch first, saying: “We would love to see more corporate investment in the women’s game, but that said, we are mindful of the fact that if we are more competitive, perhaps it would open the door for more corporate investment.”The financial challenges are significant for South Africa’s amateur internationals and nationally contracting the players is not an imminent prospect given the impact of Covid-19 on the union’s coffers.The final challenge the team faces is limited opportunities to play. There are six teams in the Women’s Interprovincial Competition, and they only play each other once before a grand final – meaning only five or six matches are contested by each team per year. A B League features eight more teams at a lower level.“Perhaps one of the ways to step things up would be to expand the season to play more matches,” explains Kinsey. “Generally international tournaments require players to play back-to-back matches in a short space of time, and if our domestic competitions are similar, it could better prepare players for the demands of international rugby.“Perhaps if the 15s sides play more regularly in the next few years, it could create a pathway for the 15s game to become professional.”The Last WordKinsey’s words address an end-goal: professional status. In a country as rugby-mad as South Africa, shouldn’t a professional women’s set-up be possible?“It would be nice to have a fully professional or even semi-professional women’s game,” considers Raubenheimer. “But we need to be mindful of the fact that it is a process. It’s important for the players to show they’re deserving of professional contracts by pulling people into stadiums and playing an attractive and skilful brand of rugby.”It’s a cautious answer, but an opinion also expressed by his national captain Booi. “We have a long way to go (to achieve professional status) because the sport is still in the development stages in the country. We should take it step-by-step instead of rushing things just for the sake of it.”Raubenheimer adds: “I feel that we have to let the women’s sides go out and stand on their own two feet and find their rightful place.”This period of baby-steps, with the Springbok Women still just 16 years old, is coming to an end. Next year’s World Cup, and beyond that their domestic rugby and growing player pool, will dictate if they are left merely walking – or are able to run. The Springbok Women StoryThe abiding image of last year’s World Cup is Siya Kolisi, the boy from the township, lifting the Webb Ellis trophy to the sky. A symbol of emergence for South African rugby, a modern-day Invictus story, a team led to the trophy by their first black captain.But what about the women’s game in South Africa? The nation has one of the game’s largest player pools, a hugely successful men’s team and possibly the proudest rugby culture in the world. So why have the Springbok Women never been a global force?The LowdownSouth Africa are currently 13th in the Women’s World Rankings, having never finished higher than tenth in a Rugby World Cup. They chose not to even try to qualify for the tournament in 2017 and have won only 15 games of 45 in their history. It’s an inauspicious record, but there’s more to the story than those figures.Coach Stanley Raubenheimer, appointed in 2018, begins to explain his side’s history to Rugby World. He says: “It would be unfair to expect the women to emulate the success of the men given the vastly different circumstances within the rugby systems in South Africa.“Women’s rugby is still in its infancy over here, but there is a lot of effort going into the game, and we have a 12-year strategic women’s plan to ensure that we continue making progress.”South Africa only played their first game in 2004, narrowly losing 8-5 to Wales in Port Elizabeth, while their non-participation in 2017 was a deliberate decision, taken with the long-term prosperity of the game in mind as they try to create some of the structure of their more storied rivals.“The main objective of the decision was to rearrange the women’s system to strengthen the structures from the bottom up, and in my view it is paying off today,” explains captain and lock Nolusindiso Booi. “We have more young players coming through the ranks who took up the sport at a young age, which is brilliant from a skills and experience point of view.”Their Rugby Africa Women’s Cup triumph in 2019 secured their place at RWC 2021 with a newer, younger squad, for what will be their first appearance in the tournament since 2014.Related: 2021 Rugby World Cup Qualifying ProcessIt will be Raubenheimer’s first experience of leading a side at a Rugby World Cup and his goal is for the side to improve on their performance in previous editions. It’s a sentiment echoed by his players.Experienced scrum-half Tayla Kinsey has played the sport since the age of eight, turning out for College Rovers and KwaZulu-Natal, and is unequivocal about her hopes for South African rugby. “We don’t want to be a team just filling a spot at the tournament,” she says. “We want to go out there and represent South Africa in the best possible way that we can.”Booi adds: “We want to leave the field after each match with our heads held high, knowing we gave everything.”The LeadersTheir words go some way to demonstrating that, like the men’s team, there is no shortage of inspirational leaders within their set-up.Booi is from a small village in the Eastern Cape and only began playing when she was 21. “The beauty of rugby is that anyone can play the sport, regardless of your background, and can go on to achieve national honours,” she says. “All it takes is hard work and discipline.”Sadly for Booi, she was hampered by a foot injury last season, but the team have an able vice-captain in Babalwa Latsha, the Springbok Women’s first-ever professional player. The prop was born in the township of Khayelitsha, near Cape Town, but  this year played for Eibar Rugby Taldea in Spain, starring with 13 tries in just seven games – from the front row!In the clear: Babalwa Latsha looks to break through Madagascar’s defence (Getty Images)Her work away from the pitch is equally impressive, as she forthrightly takes on some of the key issues of women’s sport in South Africa.Alongside her 2018 law degree from the University of the Western Cape, Latsha hopes to set up a sporting agency for women, educating them about their rights within the sporting world, offering mentorship and training.Raubenheimer is justifiably proud of the behaviour of his charges. “The way the women approach the game and their passion for the sport inspires me. Some players come from challenging backgrounds, which makes me appreciate the sacrifices they make for the sport”.The Long-Term Plan LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pride and joy: Aseza Hele celebrates scoring a try against Scotland last year (Getty Images) center_img 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. Why haven’t South Africa made as big an impact in women’s rugby as they have in the men’s game? Jacob Whitehead reportslast_img read more

Sewanee’s School of Theology confers 2 honorary degrees

first_imgSewanee’s School of Theology confers 2 honorary degrees Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Tags [Sewanee: The University of the South press release] Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba and Bishop of East Carolina Robert Skirving received honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from the University of the South’s School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee, during a ceremony on May 8.A press release from Sewanee is available here.Full bios of the honorary degree recipients may be found here. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Posted May 12, 2015 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Press Release This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs People, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Theological Education Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MSlast_img read more

Two COVID-19 video updates from Apopka Police Chief, Orange County Sheriff,…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From Orange County Government FloridaUPDATE ON ORANGE COUNTY TESTING SITESThe State of Florida is taking the necessary precautions to keep residents safe and healthy. This includes supporting the coordination of testing sites in Orange County. These temporary testing sites reduce overwhelming the health departments and help prevent unnecessary illness spread at healthcare facilities. At these sites, individuals will have their swab sample collected and the sample will be sent to approved testing labs. Not all residents will meet the criteria for testing at these facilities. Please review the criteria before visiting a testing site.1) Orange County Convention Drive-Through Testing SiteLocation: Orange County Convention Center – North Concourse Parking Lot9400 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819 | Opens at 9 a.m. | Map and DirectionsThe Orange County Convention Center testing site is operating daily. Before you visit, please ensure that you meet the following criteria. Please note that this testing site is for residents throughout the region – not just Orange County residents.CriteriaExhibit a fever of 99.6 or higher AND be experiencing respiratory symptoms ORHave a preexisting condition, including, but not limited to:Cardiovascular diseaseDiabetesHypertensionChronic lung diseaseCancerChronic kidney diseaseAutoimmune disease Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Police DepartmentCOVID-19Orange County Government FloridaOrange County Sheriff John MinaOrange County Sheriff’s OfficePolice Chief McKinleyPrecautionsTesting SitesUpdatesVideo Message Previous articleFlorida and COVID-19: It’s all about the numbers… and patienceNext articleFlorida DCF requests waiver to allow vulnerable families to purchase groceries online Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Most people are handling this shutdown fairly well, but it seems to me, that they are taking their frustrations of job lay offs, shutdowns, and loss of freedoms…..well, they are taking it out on the way they are driving! They are cutting people off, speeding fast, and just basically driving erratically like idiots, way more than their normal idiotic selves. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia I sure hope Orange County doesn’t make wearing a mask outdoors mandatory, with steep fines, or jail time for offenders. I have made a paper towel mask, and a bandana scarf mask, and I ‘ll tell you, it is really hard to keep it on, and to be able to breathe right. I think these different counties, and cities across the nation are going overboard on some of these regulations and rules, and big fines such as $500 fines and 6 months in jail for not wearing masks….come on, this is nuts, and I believe it is just a way to put some much needed money in the local government piggy banks. Stop the insanity! Went to Walmart with my husband recently and tried to go through the garden center, but it was closed off, and we soon realized that it was one way in, and one way out, at the front with shopping carts lying on their sides and taped up with yellow tape, and with a security guy under a tent at the front. We no sooner headed toward the entrance, then saw an older gray haired man and the security guy almost getting into a fight or confrontation over the security guy directing the man about coming and going a certain way, and the man was very hostile and angry about being directed and told how to enter or exit the store, and was fed up with all of this virus safety rules. 3 COMMENTS In addition, healthcare workers and first responders can get tested, regardless of symptoms.Please note: Orange County Government does not run this testing site. The site is run by FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Additionally, the test results will NOT be provided on-site and information will be given on timeframe to those discharged.2) Florida Department of Health in Orange County Testing SiteBy appointment only. | Opens daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Call the Florida Department of Health in Orange County at 407-723-5004 to set an appointment.3) NEW! UCF Testing Site in Partnership with Aventus BiolabsBy appointment only. | Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Call for your appointment and have a test ordered through Aventus at 855-282-4860.Location: UCF’s Garage A, located at 12491 University Blvd, OrlandoFrom UCF TodayThe new site is a partnership between UCF and Aventus Biolabs, a private genetics testing lab owned and operated by Aventus Health, a healthcare company with headquarters in Orlando. Public health officials say that more widespread testing is key in getting the nation back to “normal,” and this is an opportunity for UCF and Aventus to contribute to the cause.“Testing persons who may have COVID-19 is paramount to our blunting the impact of this outbreak,” says Michael Deichen, associate vice president for UCF Student Health Services.“It is critically important that we expand testing for COVID-19 in Central Florida and throughout the state,” says Anna Eskamani ’12 ’15MNM ’15MPA, a current Ph.D. student in public affairs and a member of the Florida House of Representatives who connected Aventus with UCF. “I am thrilled to see this partnership come to life and know it will bring us one step closer to overcoming this pandemic.”Individuals must have an appointment in order to receive a test, which is administered in UCF’s Garage A, located at 12491 University Blvd., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (appointments may end before 5 p.m. if the 250 daily appointments are filled earlier). Those who do not have an appointment will be turned away.Providers screen patients for symptoms and issue an order form if they qualify for testing. UCF students can obtain an ordered test from Student Health Services telehealth by calling 407-823-2701. UCF faculty and staff members can obtain their ordered test from their primary care provider by contacting UCF Health at 407-266-3627. Aventus also can connect anyone with a telehealth provider by calling 855-282-4860.After the patient has been screened by a provider, Aventus’ client services team will reach out to complete all necessary paperwork and schedule an appointment for testing. Upon arrival during a scheduled time, individuals drive through and receive the testing with a swab designated specifically for them.The average test takes about 10 minutes or less from the start of the appointment.The efficiency of this process allows for individuals to receive their test results in about 24 to 48 hours. However, it is critical that appointments are made ahead of time, as this process does not allow for unscheduled testing.Aventus has capacity to test about 250 people per day. The individuals who qualify for testing at UCF may not meet all of the criteria required by the Florida Department of Health in order to be tested at a county testing site, but still have been prescreened for symptoms and advised by healthcare providers to be tested.“To overcome this pandemic, leaders in healthcare must come together and utilize cutting edge technology to accomplish that goal. Aventus and UCF partnering to provide testing is a pivotal step in that direction,” says Nagi Youssef, president and chairman of Aventus Health. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 April 11, 2020 at 6:31 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img April 11, 2020 at 6:18 pm Reply April 11, 2020 at 6:37 pm The average test takes about 10 minutes or less from the start of the appointment. Mama Mia Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From City of ApopkaSpecial video update on COVID-19 from Apopka Police Chief McKinley: From Orange County Sheriff’s Office Orange County Sheriff John Mina shares his department’s response to COVID-19: Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Waiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout Architects

first_img Waiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout Architects Save this picture!©  Patrick Reynolds+ 19 Share Houses Photographs:   Patrick ReynoldsText description provided by the architects. This is a holiday and weekend house on a rural island near Auckland. The owners are an American professional couple who moved to Auckland from a Pittsburgh ‘brownstone’. They have two young adult children, and wanted space for visitors to stay for a few days. They asked for a house which was “ big on ideas rather than budget” , and one that would encourage a different pattern of living from their life in town. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsThe kitchen-dining-living space is like a camp-site under an awning. It is an informal glazed pavilion between two cedar-clad blocks- which contain the private rooms. The pavilion shows all, while the boxes are veiled and enigmatic. A great deal of New Zealand life is spent outdoors, so the pavilion opens on both sides to give a choice between a sheltered eastern court up the slope, and a grass hill falling to the western seaward side- from which the prevailing wind often blows. Save this picture!©  Patrick ReynoldsThe main bedroom adjoins the living spaces in one of the cedar boxes, and looks into a private landscape. Less-frequented sleeping spaces are above it, reached by a private stair from the exterior verandah. The upper floor is divided into diminutive cells. Here, latticed shutters give shade from the western sun, security to the sleeping perches, a pixilated view, and shelter from the storm in driving south-westerly weather. Save this picture!sectionContradictions abound. The guest rooms are private, but separated only by light screens, perilous- with glass to near bed level, but made safe by the out-sloping shutters. Each is as risky and cosy as a bird’s nest. The Music room is a “place to think” in one of the client’s words. It is also a place to play live and recorded music, and to read. From here, only a thin slice of the spectacular view is revealed, and only to a seated person looking up from the simple desk, or up from the keyboard of the grand piano. Light comes edgewise across walls and ceiling, and spills from above down a curved wall which also serves to diffuse sound. It is a calm retreat.Project gallerySee allShow lessMIT’s Festival for Art Science and Technology ‘FAST Light’ArticlesVideo: ‘Untitled’ by Ai WeiweiArticles Share 2007 New Zealand Projects “COPY” Area:  2010 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Architects: Mitchell and Stout Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Cable Bay, New Zealand Photographs Waiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWaiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMitchell and Stout ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCable BayWoodHousesNew ZealandPublished on May 05, 2011Cite: “Waiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout Architects” 05 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Waiheke Island House / Mitchell and Stout 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 Year:  “COPY”last_img read more