1st October 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Video gaming Tags: Video Gaming Online betting and gaming technology provider GAN has said that stronger-than-expected demand for its sports betting services in the US helped to drive gross operator revenue up 202.7% year-on-year during the third quarter. Casino & games Online betting and gaming technology provider GAN has said that stronger-than-expected demand for its sports betting services in the US helped to drive gross operator revenue up 202.7% year-on-year during the third quarter.For the three months to September 30, 2019, gross operator revenue amounted to $80.9m (£65.8m/€74.3m) according to an initial trading update released by GAN. This is significantly up on $26.7m in Q3 of last year and $54.8m in Q2 of this year.Gross operator revenue comprises the sum of revenue from GAN’s Simulated Gaming business, as well as gross gaming revenue from real money regulated gaming and gross sports win from real money regulated sports betting.Although GAN did not publish full figures for each area of its business, it did note that the increase in gross operator revenue was driven by strong growth in real money regulated gambling in the US.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter US sports betting pushes revenue up at GAN in Q3 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New African Properties Limited (NAP.bw) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileNew African Properties Limited, listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange is a public variable rate loan stock company which offers investors the opportunity to share in a diversified portfolio of 64 well-established and well-positioned properties made up of a mix of retail, commercial and industrial properties with quality tenants. Its primary focus is the retail property sector. NAP aims to provide positive returns to investors by investing in appropriate retail properties; maintaining a profile of strong, quality tenants; maximising contractual rentals and minimising rental arrears, bad debts and vacancies; and optimising expenditure using a sound governance framework and skilled service providers. New African Properties Limited is a subsidiary of Cash Bazaar Holdings (Proprietary) Limited.
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Aquí una de tales obras es parte de una reunión comunitaria, conocida como un durbar, en Apodabogo, en la Diócesis Anglicana de Tamale en el norte de Ghana. Foto de ENS/ Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service] El programa NetsforLife® de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales Episcopal y el Comité de Ayuda Metodista Unido (UMCOR, por su sigla en inglés) anunciaron el 23 de mayo que habían creado una alianza para prevenir y controlar el paludismo en el África subsahariana.El nuevo empeño hará posible llegar a los africanos en 21 países donde el paludismo es endémico, dijeron ambas agrupaciones en un comunicado de prensa conjunto.“El objetivo de esta alianza es disminuir la incidencia de la enfermedad y de la muerte debido al paludismo, robustecer la capacidad de las organizaciones locales para movilizar a sus comunidades contra esta enfermedad y fortalecer las conexiones entre denominaciones religiosas, sectores y países a fin de compartir conocimientos y perfeccionar mejores métodos”, dijo Rob Radtke en el comunicado de prensa, presidente de Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales.“La solidez de nuestro programa NetsforLife® y de UMCOR es que ambos trabajamos con iglesias y otras instituciones de masas para salvar las deficiencias en la cobertura de servicios de salud -principalmente en zonas rurales- y crear soluciones que se ajusten al contexto y a los retos de cada localidad”.NetsforLife® fomenta una “cultura de mosquitero” en las comunidades, al combinar la distribución de mosquiteros de larga duración tratados con insecticidas con organización e instrucción comunitarias acerca de la prevención del paludismo, así como el uso adecuado del mosquitero y su mantenimiento. Gran parte del trabajo, incluida la permanente supervisión y evaluación del uso del mosquitero, lo realizan voluntarios locales entrenados.Desde 2006, cuando Ayuda y Desarrollo Episcopales comenzó a administrar NetsforLife®, el programa se ha expandido de ocho a 17 países, ha distribuido más de 8,5 millones de mosquiteros, ha adiestrado a cerca de 74.000 agentes voluntarios para el control del paludismo y ha llegado a más de 25 millones de africanos, según estadísticas que pueden encontrarse aquí. Entre 2006 y fines de 2011, los mosquiteros han salvado las vidas de más de 100.000 niños menores de cinco años y han reducido la tasa total de muertes relacionadas con el paludismo en un 45 por ciento en las comunidades donde NetsforLife® está funcionando, dio a conocer el programa aquí en abril.La alianza entre episcopales y metodistas comenzó informalmente en 2010 y ha sido particularmente efectiva en zonas de la República Democrática del Congo y en Sierra Leona, según el comunicado de prensa.Shannon Trilli, director de Iniciativa de Salud Mundial de UMCOR, dijo que “queda todavía mucho por hacer en nuestra labor de prevención del paludismo, especialmente a nivel comunitario y de aldea. Pero al mancomunar los recursos y experiencia de UMCOR, en el desarrollo de infraestructura y comunicaciones sanitarias, a la programación, supervisión y enfoque evaluativo de NetsforLife®, podemos fortalecer y profundizar nuestro impacto”.En la República Democrática del Congo, la relación dio lugar a la exitosa movilización de las comunidades a través de un evento público auspiciado por la cantante sudafricana Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Según el comunicado de prensa, al acto siguió una campaña de distribución de puerta en puerta de 30.000 mosquiteros y la fundación de CORESA, una innovadora coalición de carácter religioso para promover la salud.NetsforLife® y UMCOR asociaron su labor con la Campaña Nacional Integrada de Salud Materna e Infantil en Sierra Leona, donde se distribuyeron aproximadamente 400.000 mosquiteros y se adiestraron 3.800 voluntarios. Orientado a lograr la cobertura universal de la población en riesgo de contraer paludismo, el proyecto fue la mayor campaña sanitaria en la historia del país, según decía también el comunicado.Las dos organizaciones trabajarán juntas y en alianza con otras en Angola, Botsuana, Burundi, Costa de Marfil, Ghana, Guinea, Kenia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudán, Sudán del Sur, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia y Zimbabue, así como seguirán la labor emprendida en la República Democrática del Congo y en Sierra Leona.La campaña episcopal está parcialmente financiada por el Fondo de Inspiración de NetsforLife®, que tiene por objetivo concienciar, comprometer y unir a los episcopales en apoyo a los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio y en el combate al paludismo. También espera llegar a recaudar $5 millones para diciembre a fin de ayudar a NetsforLife® a continuar su labor.El fondo se origina en la 75ª. reunión de la Convención General en 2006, cuando la Iglesia Episcopal respaldó lo que se ha llegado a conocer como el Fondo Inspiracional de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio. En tres años ha recaudado más de $3,2 millones. En 2009, la Iglesia renovó ese apoyo al respaldar el Fondo Inspiracional de NetsforLife® y contribuir con 0,7% del presupuesto trienal (alrededor de $800.000) como fondo inicial para ese empeño.Entre los aliados actuales del programa NetsforLife®, se incluyen la Fundación ExxonMobil, el Standard Chartered Bank, la Fundación Coca-Cola África, la Fundación Starr International y la Fundación J.C. Flowers.El proyecto Imagínese un Mundo sin Paludismo de la Iglesia Metodista Unida espera eliminar la muerte y el sufrimiento causado por el paludismo en África para 2015. Según el comunicado, la IMU es socia fundadora de la campaña Nada Sino Mosquiteros, de la Fundación de Naciones Unidas, que funciona a través de Imagínese un Mundo sin Paludismo y que se dedica a mejorar la infraestructura sanitaria y a capacitar a las comunidades para una victoria sostenida sobre la enfermedad.El paludismo solía matar cerca de un millón de personas cada año -la mayoría de ellas niños menores de cinco años. La Organización Mundial de la Salud calcula que el año pasado murieron 655.000 personas, una reducción que se la acreditan a las campañas para combatir la enfermedad. Dormir debajo de un mosquitero tratado con insecticida es una manera sencilla y altamente eficaz de reducir la incidencia de paludismo. Sin embargo, no resulta fácil convencer a las personas de dormir con mosquiteros.NetsforLife® instruye a las personas acerca del paludismo y el por qué dormir debajo de un mosquitero tratado con insecticida es fundamental para evitar contraer la enfermedad. Alienta a los que reciben los mosquiteros a que los usen, en parte ayudándoles a entender que el descenso del número de veces que los miembros de su familia se han enfermado de paludismo está relacionado al hecho de dormir con mosquiteros.Radtke dijo al Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia en 2011 que “NetsforLife® ha cambiado la manera de pensar de toda la comunidad sanitaria mundial respecto al modo de erradicar el paludismo”.El cambio se produce porque las estadísticas de la agencia muestran que sus esfuerzos han dado lugar a un uso mayor y más sostenido del mosquitero. La comunidad sanitaria mundial considera el uso sostenido de mosquiteros como “el santo grial” de la prevención del paludismo, afirmó él.La cobertura de Episcopal News Service de la labor de NetsforLife® en Ghana (en inglés) puede encontrarse aquí, con un informe videográfico que lo acompaña aquí.— La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri.En inglés: http://bit.ly/LEpEpF Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, 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 Associate Rector Columbus, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID 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 Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Press Release Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events
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Getting adequate sleep is essential for healthy brain and body function. Kratom leaf, photo by wikimedia By Clifford MaddixNo matter the reason, going through a divorce can be a challenging and life-altering event. Once a divorce is finalized, it can be difficult to adjust, especially when making new living arrangements, co-parenting, and developing new routines. The amount of change that occurs after a divorce can be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing for many individuals. Thankfully, there are tools and resources available to help cope with anxiety after a divorce. If you just recently separated from your partner, here are the top ways to deal with anxiety after divorce. 1. Take KratomIf you’re looking for a natural way to help ease anxiety after your divorce, Kratom is a popular botanical that can help manage stress and promote a sense of calm. 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While you work through the negative emotions that may accompany your divorce, you can find joy in new experiences by returning to the things you love or finding new hobbies to enjoy. 6. Focus on Self-careIt’s natural to feel anxious, down, and even hopeless after a divorce. This period of change can cause a lot of uncertainty and stress that can take a heavy toll on your mental and physical health. That’s why it’s so important to focus on self-care. To look after yourself, stay focused on: Getting enough sleep Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Self-compassion is important. Remember not to beat yourself up and acknowledge that your anxiety and negative emotions are valid and it’s okay to move at your own pace. The TakeawayIf you are dealing with anxiety feelings after a divorce, these feelings of unease, worry, and sadness can sometimes be overwhelming. To help manage your anxiety during this challenging time, try tapping into Kratom’s relaxing benefits, seeking professional help, and practicing self-care. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Getting regular exercise can help reduce the production of stress hormones, increase blood circulation, and help you maintain a healthy weight. When you engage in exercise, it takes your thoughts off your feelings of anxiety and decreases muscle tension. Maintaining a routine Following a daily routine can help you maintain a sense of normalcy and stay productive to avoid falling into depression or other unhealthy behaviors. 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Projects ArchDaily Interior Styling: Elarc P/L CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia “COPY” Efficient Energy Choices Project Team:Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Mark Strahan, Kathryne HouchinEngineer:Co-StructBuilding Surveyor:Group II Building SurveyorsCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Unconventional but thoroughly logical. Like a German sports car, the beauty of RaeRae’s exterior belies the highly tuned rationalism that generated it. Responsive, contextual and strategic, this is a functional home with nuanced moments of surprise and discovery. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsRaeRae is a new five-bedroom family home which incorporates the front of two pre-exisiting terrace homes. A glazed entry, set back between the heritage buildings, unites the two and forms the gateway to the new build, surprising in light and scale. The entry leads from front garden to reveal more greenery, through to a lounge, kitchen and dining room. Above the kitchen is the parent’s bedroom, with walk in robe and ensuite. Beyond the dining room and concealed laundry room, is the two-storey kids-zone, with three bedrooms and a bathroom accessed via a spiral staircase. Below is a rumpus room, a study and a multifunctional utility/garage space. The front room of one the existing terrace houses is now a self-contained guest suite, including seperate entrance via the original front door. The other terrace is now a home-office and, located behind the other front door, a garden shed which leads directly through to the central garden.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe owners of RaeRae were preparing to renovate and extend their tired single-fronted terrace in North Fitzroy, Melbourne, when the house next door came up for sale. The two terraces are each sited on long blocks with dual frontage potential, a street at the front and an unusually wide lane at the rear. The newly purchased home showed signs of a previous life but was dilapidated and unliveable. Walls were covered in George Michael and Pat Cash posters and floorboards squatters had pulled up and burnt in the fireplace. Structurally unsound, this home needed to be demolished, however a heritage overlay dictated that the street frontages of both homes must remain. Austin Maynard Architects were asked to combine the neighbouring properties to create a family home and garden for a family of five.Save this picture!North elevation and section AWhilst first appearances may suggest otherwise, logic, reason and rationality are the cornerstones behind the design of RaeRae. Initially it looks to be a fanciful design, an architectural mountain range, but at its core the house is responsive and strategic. The roof form is contextual, every rise and fall is tuned to minimise overshadowing and visual bulk, only truly apparent if it were studied from above. The roof is low against abutting gardens to avoid overshadowing, and high where the neighbours have built against the boundary. In creating height in all the areas, both internally and externally, the mountain profile emerged.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe same rational principle applies to the exterior materiality. The considerable weight of brickwork always meets the ground, and is never elevated. Wherever there is an opening, there is timber above, resulting in minimal structural steel, significantly reducing cost while also adding pattern and beauty. It is a strategic way of thinking about structure which ensure budgets are met, yet also leads to a diverse aesthetic. The form is the result of rational design. It’s not decorative. The timber and brick create an aesthetic that is not just fanciful but based on solid pragmatics. Similarly the window locations, externally randomly placed, yet internally undertake specific spatial functions.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Peter BennettsThe wide laneway at the rear of the block has an emergent aesthetic, lots of garages, but also extensions, subdivisions and newer builds that have capitalised on the dual frontage aspect. Rather than defend from the street, the design opens to this public space. With no heritage constraints to this frontage, the aim was to engage with the street and the neighbours, with direct access, large openings and windows. With the potential change in future transport needs, the garage at RaeRae is a multifunctional space, well designed and fully insulated to allow for future use as a bedroom or airbnb studio. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThough not the tallest building on the block, AMA recognised that the roof form would be clearly visible within the neighbourhood. Rather than adding more clumsily erected metal roofing the natural beauty of slate was chosen. Over time the slate will age and lichen will establish, creating a beautiful canvas beyond its utilitarian function.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Stephanie RooneyAustin Maynard Architects work is eclectic not merely due to the abundance of ideas they explore, but more importantly because the team engage with clients to find out what they really like. The master bedroom at RaeRae is an example of this. Instead of the usual request for a parental retreat, a quiet place far away from active family areas, the owners asked for the main bedroom to be at the very centre of the house. Here, located directly above the kitchen, the parents have the opportunity to directly engage with the activity below, or close the large sliding doors to create a private space.Save this picture!© Stephanie RooneyThe children also have their own versatile areas. The rumpus room opens out to the garden and also to the street, future-proofed to become self-contained with its own direct street access. Behind is a dedicated craft/study area, designed to allow for both maximum creative mess and quiet secluded revision. A spiral staircase leads up to a bathroom and three bedrooms, with a bright colour carpet chosen by each child. The perforated steel landing connects the bedrooms and bridges a double height void. The three bedrooms feature full height sliding panels, which allow the siblings the option of being private, or to open up and converse with one another across the hallway – both between the bedrooms and from up and downstairs.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe house is deliberately nuanced in this way. Every part of the house can be a secluded space, closed off with hidden sliding doors, or opened up to be free flowing. The occupants can be engaged and connected or alone and private. They have both/and, not either/or.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsOften highly functional and rational homes are banal, but RaeRae house is Austin Maynard Architects’ attempt at challenging this; to create a rational house filled with secrets and discovery, not for outward show, but for the occupants individual experience and evolving needs. Unconventional but thoroughly logical is the location of the shed and bin storage. Directly behind the old front door, it allows for a wheelbarrow of dirt or firewood to be transported to the garden without going through the house.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsIn the kitchen there’s a hidden pantry, appliance storage shelves and food preparation area. Slide away the glass splash back to expose the cooking secrets behind. The kitchen bench hovers above the floor, allowing for an abundance of natural light, with cables and wires hidden within tubular ends. The rumpus and craft rooms hide a multitude of secrets – pin-boards, blackboards, sliding doors, recharging zones, cubby holes and toy storage. A ladder in the study leads to extra storage space or a place to hide. Outside, the passive solar awnings that shade the windows are as honest as they are delightfully functional, perfect to hang baskets or lights.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsRaeRae was specifically built along the southern boundary to take full advantage of the northern aspect. Living spaces face the sunny northern garden, while storage and services are to the south. Reorienting the home along the southern boundary maximises passive solar gain and ensures a sunny garden with minimal shadow, ideal for Melbourne’s climate. Sustainability is always at the very core of each project. All new work aims to maximise available daylight and optimise passive solar gain in winter, while ensuring that summer sun does not hit the glass. All windows are double-glazed with fixed external awnings to provide shade. With active management of shade and passive ventilation, demands on mechanical heating and cooling are drastically reduced. A large water tank has been buried within the garden. All roof water is captured and reused to flush toilets and water the garden. Where possible Austin Maynard Architects have sourced local trades, materials and fittings. The home is designed to be durable and long lasting. High quality and highly sustainable materials are used throughout. Beyond its obvious aesthetic qualities, slate roofing offers a highly robust surface with a lengthy life span and no maintenance. Most importantly slate is a natural material, simply cut out of the earth and installed, it doesn’t go through a resource and carbon hungry manufacturing process, it’s not full of chemicals and it can be un-nailed and re-used in another life.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessKPTN Warehouse Reconversion / blauraum ArchitektenSelected ProjectsReSITE Launches Design and the City, a Weekly Podcast Exploring the Future of Urban …Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932752/raerae-house-austin-maynard-architects Clipboard Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Stephanie Rooney Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Landscape: RaeRae House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRaeRae House / Austin Maynard Architects Year: Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 58Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs Augie Interiors Manufacturers: Adbri, Big River Group, Blanco, Designer Doorware, Dulux, Hafele, Miele, Artedomus, Bianco, EC Group, Edge Range, Silvertop Ash, Spanish Del Carmen Slate, Urban Edge Ceramics, Whispair Builder: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932752/raerae-house-austin-maynard-architects Clipboard Area: 371 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia Energy Consultants: Architects: Austin Maynard Architects Area Area of this architecture project Overend Constructions 2020 RaeRae House / Austin Maynard Architects Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAustin Maynard ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on January 29, 2020Cite: “RaeRae House / Austin Maynard Architects” 29 Jan 2020. 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Home News Feed Bunny Huggers Attack Fashion Industry The animal rights movement has been targeted the fur industry so this release is not a surprise. Most people have a natural affinity for small fuzzy animals, so focusing on rabbits is likely to get them a lot of support, While some big time celebs are anti fur, for the most part the fur buyers have ignored these claims. Knowing the lack of credibility these animal cruelty charges are in the livestock business, I am sure they are not much more reliable in the rabbit business. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Sep 8, 2014 Investigation Links Top US and International Fashion Brands with Animal Cruelty on Rabbit Farms After a two-year undercover investigation of 70 rabbit farms in Spain, Last Chance for Animals (LCA) has evidence linking U.S. designers Marc Jacobs and Diane Von Furstenberg, as well as international designers Burberry, Dior, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton, with cruelty to animals.A joint effort of LCA and animal rights organization Animal Equality, this investigation into the fur industry turned up widespread abuse, such as:Farm workers callously bashing sick rabbits to deathCrippled, diseased and severely wounded rabbits left to suffer with no medical treatment. Rabbits forced to live in small, crowded cages with hard metal bars for floorsRabbits clubbed in the head or smashed into the ground, then strung up and skinned for their furRabbits only allowed to live 2 years, whereas they naturally live up to 12 years SHARE Bunny Huggers Attack Fashion Industry Previous articleMidday UpdateNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truitt
Cecilie_Arcurs/iStockBy ALLISON PECORIN and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As new statistics show nursing home outbreaks accounting for more than half of the novel coronavirus deaths in some states, the industry is asking the Trump administration for $10 billion to help their facilities stay afloat financially, and to support desperately needed staffing and protective equipment.“What we need now is to rally around nursing homes and assisted living communities the same way the public health sector has around hospitals,” wrote Mark Parkinson, the president of the American Health Care Association, in a letter sent to Secretary of Health and Human Service Alex Azar.“It is not too late to make an enormous difference in the outcome of the COVID-19 battle in America’s long term care facilities,” Parkinson wrote. “The best public health policy is to focus where the battle is taking place, which is now most prevalent in nursing homes and assisted living communities across the country.”The elderly residents of nursing facilities have been dying in staggering numbers. The nationwide figure of 10,000 nursing home deaths, calculated by ABC News just last week from the reporting of 28 states, appears to already be well out of date.The exact figure remains difficult to track because the federal government does not report it, despite the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, led by Administrator Seema Verma, announcing last month that they would begin keeping a national tally.Just this week, New York officials reported the death toll in long-term care facilities nearing 5,000 in that state alone.The outbreak has hit nursing facilities hard, especially in New England where coronavirus has been most aggressive and nursing homes have shown to bare the biggest brunt of fatalities. Some 60% of the coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts occurred in nursing facilities, and 70% of those who died in neighboring Rhode Island and New Hampshire perished in long term care homes, according to figures released by those states Wednesday.On a call with Verma on Wednesday, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Aging Committee Ranking Member Bob Casey, D-Penn., called on her to make this nursing home-specific coronavirus data public.“We have been calling for more than a month for infection and death data to be made available, and Administrator Verma’s unwillingness to commit to a timeline to publicly release this data means the Trump administration is failing seniors, their families, and the public health response to COVID-19,” Wyden and Casey said in a statement. “There have been no signs that the Trump administration has an effective plan to address the tragedy that is taking place in America’s nursing homes.”CMS did not reply to request for comment for this report Wednesday. In a previous interview with ABC News, Verma said she was proud of the efforts her agency has made to protect nursing home residents.“I think the federal government has had a very strong response,” Verma said in April. “And I’m proud of the hard work of my team that’s been working day and night to make sure that regulations were updated, that we gave flexibility to the nursing homes to support their efforts during this very difficult time.”More generally, the administration has said it is focused on Americans living in nursing homes. President Donald Trump last week named May “Older Americans Month” and announced that the administration would form an advisory panel to focus on nursing homes while the Federal Emergency Management Agency would push out shipments of personal protective equipment, known as PPE, directly to nursing home facilities.Two waves of shipments are expected to be distributed, each containing seven days worth of PPE. FEMA contracted with a provider to begin the first wave of shipments in early May, with the second wave expected to begin in June. Each wave will arrive first to areas with the highest need first before being distributed nationwide.Congress provided some aid to nursing homes as part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed in March, including $200 million allocated to CMS to assist the agency with infection prevention in the homes. The stimulus also allocated $100 billion to provide assistance to health care facilities, for which nursing homes must compete with hospitals and other facilities. HHS is responsible for overseeing the disbursement of those funds.But still, the nursing care industry has called for a dramatic increase in federal support. Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Mark Gloth, the medical director for HCR Manorcare, one of the largest national nursing care chains with 25,000 residents, said the needs are substantial for both testing and equipment.“There still aren’t enough test kits available. I would love to test every single patient in every facility that we have,” Gloth said. “Unfortunately even in states where it is mandated. there still aren’t enough testing kits in order to perform tests in a timely manner.”Parkinson’s request to the administration is for enough funding to implement testing for all residents and nursing home staff, regardless of whether they’re showing symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently changed its testing guidelines to place a higher priority on those living in nursing home facilities, but has not yet made universal testing a requirement.Health officials in a number of states have argued that universal testing is a crucial step because without these tests, it is impossible to know which residents to isolate. Gloth said up to 70% of nursing care workers in Manorcare facilities who tested positive were completely asymptomatic. And in some facilities where universal testing has occurred, he said as many as 50% were not yet showing such telltale symptoms as cough or fever.This week, 82 Democratic members of Congress sent a separate letter to Azar and Verma urging them to allocate additional funds from a separate tranche of money allocated primarily to assist small businesses in the most recent coronavirus relief legislation directly to tests for long term care facilities.“We cannot successfully slow, contain, and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in long-term care settings unless we implement a testing strategy that reaches older Americans, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and all those living in nursing homes and congregate living settings, alongside the dedicated workers who care for them,” the lawmakers wrote.The letter also echoed the need for additional funding to support staffing and PPE shortages facing many nursing facilities.The Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately reply to request for comment on Parkinson’s letter or the letter from House Democrats.Combating these devastating numbers requires aid, according to Parkinson, if the homes are to have a hope of turning the corner.“Without adequate funding, testing and supplies, long term care facilities will not be able to overcome this unprecedented health crisis and protect our residents and caregivers,” Parkinson wrote.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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