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WHAT THE OTHER PAPERS SAY THIS MORNING

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first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Thursday 9 December 2010 9:11 pm whatsapp KCS-content FINANCIAL TIMESBP DELAYS LIBYA DEEP WATER PLANBP has delayed its plans to explore in the deep water off the coast of Libya until next year after deciding not to use its original drilling rig “for operational reasons”. The UK oil group said that it was still in the process of ensuring any safety lessons learnt from its Gulf of Mexico spill had been fully implemented. FREEPORT DECLARES SPECIAL $1 DIVIDENDFreeport-McMoRan, the world’s biggest copper miner by market capitalisation, has declared a special $1 per share dividend as the price of the red metal continues to rise sharply on strong demand from manufacturing countries such as China. In a sign of the rapid financial turnround the big mining firms have enjoyed since 2009, Freeport declared a two-for-one stock split and the unloading of $471m of excess cash to shareholders.IASB PROPOSES HEDGE ACCOUNTING OVERHAULCompanies will have a more straightforward method of explaining their risk management activities under proposed changes to commonly used hedge accounting rules. However, the rewrite of International Financial Reporting Standards outlined yestesrday by the International Accounting Standards Board did not tackle portfolio hedging.GOLDMAN CDS TRADING ACTIVITIES UNDER FIREGoldman Sachs ’ trading activities in the credit insurance market in 2007 have come under attack after e-mails revealed a senior trader urged colleagues to “kill” some investors’ positions. Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations, told a hearing that the alleged activity “looks like a trading abuse to me”, although he added that at the time the credit insurance market was unregulated. THE TIMESFORMER LADBROKES BOSS LEADS THE GALLOP FOR THE POST AT THE TOTEThe former chief executive of Ladbrokes is being tipped as a frontrunner in the race to buy the Tote after saddling up with partners prepared to back a bid of at least £200m. The Times understands that Chris Bell, who left Ladbrokes in January after almost 20 years, has joined forces with GI Partners and RBS.POWERFUEL COLLAPSE THREATENS GOVERNMENT PLANSPlans to make Britain a world leader in a key new environmental technology were dealt a blow last night after the company behind one of only two remaining UK clean coal projects collapsed into administration. Powerfuel, which had planned to build the world’s largest clean coal power station in Yorkshire, called in KPMG to act as administrators.The Daily TelegraphCATALYST PULLS £40M SATELLITE INFORMATION SERVICES SALECatalyst Media Group has quietly shelved plans to sell its major asset – a near-21 per cent stake in Satellite Information Services – after failing to attract bids that met its £40m asking price. The Aim-listed company, which is valued at £24.2m, hired NM Rothschild earlier this year to explore the sale of its stake in SIS. STERLING WILL BE STRONGEST MAJOR CURRENCY IN 2011, SAYS BARCLAYSSterling will be the best-perfoming major currency next year, Barclays has forecast, as the UK gets its “house in order”. The prediction came as Barcap, the securities arm of the retail bank, also used its 2011 outlook to predict that stock markets will outperform government bonds and that the US economy will stage a stronger recovery than it has managed in 2010.THE WALL STREET JOURNALCABLES PAINT SHELL AS DISMISSIVE OF NIGERIA Royal Dutch Shell feared it could lose the bulk of its oil-license acreage in Nigeria after the country’s new Petroleum Industry Bill is passed, according to one in a series of diplomatic cables that offer glimpses into the intersection between business and politics in Africa’s biggest oil producer.BAYER TO INVEST €1BN IN CHINA German drug and chemicals maker Bayer said yesterday it plans to invest about €1bn (£840m) to double its polymer-production capacity in China over the next five years. Bayer said Bayer MaterialScience AG will invest in five separate expansion projects at the company’s manufacturing base in Shanghai to meet rising demand in the world’s fastest-growing major economy. 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Bankers on Sanofi deal bag $125m

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first_img Bankers on Sanofi deal bag $125m KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Advisers to the $20.5bn-plus (£12.75bn) Sanofi-Aventis takeover of US biotech firm Genzyme will walk away with an estimated $125m in fees, corporate finance house Freeman & Co said yesterday.Banking teams for both sides, which include JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, will earn around $60m each for the nine months of work it took to close the deal.Sanofi’s lead financial advisers – New York-based Evercore Partners and JPMorgan Chase – will earn $50m-60m, while Genzyme’s bankers, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, should take home $53m-65m. A further $120m of lending and M&A fees will be paid to JP Morgan and French banks BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, which arranged an estimated $15bn in loans for Sanofi, Freeman said.Paris-based Sanofi will pay $74 in cash per share plus a contingent sum dependent on Genzyme’s experimental drug Lemtrada.Evercore’s team included founder Roger Altman and senior managing director Francois Maisonrouge, who advised on Pfizer’s $68bn takeover of Wyeth in 2009. JPMorgan’s work was led by its vice chairman of investment banking, Robbie Huffines. The Credit Suisse team included vice chairman Scott Lindsay while Goldman’s side included managing director Marshall Smith. Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap Wednesday 16 February 2011 9:17 pmlast_img read more

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Catena’s US hokey cokey

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first_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker Unfortunate timing in Italy and the reset of earnouts payable on its US assets is indicative of many more twists and turns ahead for affiliate consolidator Catena Media, writes Scott LongleyFlexibility is a good trait to have in business and Catena Media can fairly say it has that attribute in spades going by the announcements it has made since it bought the NJPlay assets back in December 2016.At the time, the deal was structured so that the vendors received $15m upfront, 25% of which would be paid with over 440,000 shares. There was also an additional earnout of up to $45m which would be based on the revenue performance over the subsequent three years.These terms applied to the online casino and poker affiliate sites then operating in New Jersey and Nevada.But the deal came with a kicker related to the potential for further states to regulate online involving a “range of assets” including some esports and DFS titles whereby the vendors would receive 50% of net profit going forward with a series of put and call options in place for Catena to gain full control after three years.The purchase price for these additional assets was set at between 2.5/3 times the net profit generated by these assets in the 12 months previous to the exercising of the options. This, remember, was against a backdrop of DFS being somewhat on the wane. That buyout price was reasonable and both sides were likely happy.The arrangements stood for just over a year, until February this year in fact when, as we all know, there were already rumours that PASPA was in trouble in front of the Supreme Court. With the prospect of the US opening up to US sports, and with the vendors controlling various websites aimed at just such a potential market, the two sides came to a new understanding.This involved a rejigging of the earnout plus a new structure for the put/call options on the additional assets. It restricted the original earnout potential significantly, from $34.5m to $17m with 50% being paid in shares. Meanwhile, and importantly, the buyout terms of the additional assets rose from 2.5 to 3 times to 2.5/3.5 times.This last change would suggest the vendors had some inkling of what might be coming down the track and what that might mean for the revenue and profit potential for those additional assets.This new deal lasted about six months. In the intervening period, PASPA was indeed consigned to the dustbin of history and as we all know the door was blown wide open – potentially at least – for regulated sports betting across the US.Catena Media found it was sitting on a goldmine but one which it neither wholly controlled nor was due the full profits.Back they went to the negotiating table and in the middle of October the company duly announced a new set of terms.As the announcement made clear, the unforeseen “rapid spread of regulated online sports betting” in the US meant that under the new terms from February, the increased revenues projected in the US meant the final cost of the additional assets would “likely exceed the original profit-sharing amounts.”The new terms now will see all earnings between 1 November this year and 31 October next included in the earnout with a third earnout payment due afterwards of up to $45m, of which the majority will be paid in shares.Affiliate um & ah Another decent attribute in business as much as in life is timing. The gods of fortune have favoured Catena in the US, albeit at the price of a hefty earnout, in a way that they have failed to do in Italy.As far as iGaming Business can ascertain, the ASAP Italia deal, announced a matter of days ahead of the new populist Italian government proclaimed a ban on all forms of gambling advertising, marks for now at least a high watermark for affiliate acquisitions.The question of where this leaves the gambling affiliate sector is hard to gauge. In some intriguingly comments on a panel at G2E in Las Vegas, Chris Grove, under the title of acting director US for Catena Media, said that in the US the definition of what an affiliate is, “is going to expand.”“There is a massive amount of sports media that can now act as a sports-betting affiliate,” he added. “The definition will change dramatically. [The percentage of marketing that goes through] traditional affiliates’ channels – like Catena – will be lower than it is with casino. But taking in all new affiliates like sport media and sports bars, it will be a bigger percentage.”The gambling sector has been handed an opportunity that it truly cannot have expected at the start of the year and the speed of developments is indeed dizzying for all involved.Catena will be hoping it now has the structure to drive its US business forward and it will be interesting to hear what the company has to say in the coming months, both about the US and the apparently stalled M&A drive.But if its earnout resets are any guide, we can expect some twists and turns along the way.Scott Longley has been a journalist since the early noughties covering personal finance, sport and gambling. He has worked for a number of publications including Investment Week, Bloomberg Money, Football First, eGaming Review and Gambling Compliance 29th October 2018 | By Stephen Carter Catena’s US hokey cokey Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Regions: Europe US Southern Europe Italy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Bingo Unfortunate timing in Italy and the reset of earnouts on its US assets suggests more twists and turns ahead for affiliate consolidator Catena Media, writes Scott Longleylast_img read more

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Novomatic hands top systems role to Czapkiewicz

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first_img Novomatic hands top systems role to Czapkiewicz Topics: People Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Novomatic has appointed Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz as its new chief systems officer as part of a wider effort to expand its research and development activities. Czapkiewicz (pictured), who also joins the operator and supplier’s executive board, has worked at Novomatic for the past 10 years, serving in a number of senior roles across various departments. He was previously responsible for coordinating international development projects, and also led the company’s research and development department in his role as managing director of its Novomatic Gaming Industries subsidiary. “As part of the successful executive team, my goal, in particular, is to continue development in system and platform solutions, and ensure that our processes become even more efficient as we look towards the future,” Czapkiewicz said. Bernd Oswald, head of the supervisory board at Novomatic, added: “Over the past few years, Bartholomäus has played a decisive role in successfully expanding our innovative abilities.” “He is an internationally-experienced research and development mathematician and computer scientist, with a focus on system and platform solutions.” The appointment of Bartholomäus comes after Novomatic in October brought in Felipe Ludeña to head up its plans for sports betting expansion in European and North American markets. Ludeña joined from Codere Group, where he had led the sports betting provider’s Spanish online business unit since 2011. The company enjoyed a successful first half of the year, during which sales reached a record €1.37bn (£1.24bn/$1.56 bn). This led to an 11.6% increase in earnings before interest and deductions to €318m.Image: Krischanz & Zeiler OGcenter_img 11th December 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address People Bartholomäus Czapkiewicz has been with the gaming technology giant for a decadelast_img read more

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2 dividend stocks I’d buy if the stock market crashes tomorrow

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first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The FTSE 100 has fallen by nearly 15% since the start of June. I don’t know if we’re heading for another big stock market crash, but I’m building up a list of quality dividend stocks I’d like to buy if the market slumps.In this piece, I’m going to look at two shares from my list. Although I think they look reasonably priced now, I’d really like a chance to buy into these proven performers on the cheap.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The best retail share?My first pick is fashion and homewares retailer Next (LSE: NXT). It might seem odd to consider investing in high street stores when so much retail has shifted online, but Next is big online too. More importantly, as sales continue to shift online, the company has already made plans to gradually close its stores if they become unprofitable.Next’s latest sales figures suggest to me it’ll operate fewer stores in the future. During the three months to 24 October, online sales rose by 23%, while store sales fell by 18%.However, what matters most is total sales rose by 4.1%. This suggests customers still find the group’s offer attractive. This is probably helped by the growing range of third-party brands now sold through Next’s online marketplace.Why I’d buy NextDespite this headwind, Next’s management feels confident enough to upgrade the profit guidance for the year to a mid-estimate of £365m, up from £300m in September. That’s an impressive increase in such a short period, highlighting strong recent trading.Indeed, despite the impact of lockdown earlier this year, the group remains one of the most profitable UK retailers — it has much higher profit margins than big online names such as ASOS and Boohoo.Looking ahead to next year, Next stock trades on around 15 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 2.7%. I think that’s a fair price, but I’d jump at the chance to pick up this dividend stock in a market slump.An overlooked dividend stock?My second choice is a company that’s less well known. Industrial group IMI (LSE: IMI) specialises in fluid engineering. It makes parts and equipment used in sectors including healthcare, energy, and transportation.Trading this year has been stronger than I expected, helped by a one-off increase in ventilator sales due to coronavirus. According to an update last week, the company now expects total sales this year to be just 5% lower than last year.I think that’s a good result in the circumstances, considering that some of the firm’s customers closed their factories during lockdown.IMI’s strong trading is consistent with its long-term record. Over the last 20 years, IMI’s share price has risen fourfold. Until this year, the group’s dividend hadn’t been cut since at least 1993.These are unusually strong figures for an industrial firm, which makes me think the company has a differentiated product range and a strong management culture. Other attractions include double-digit profit margins and low levels of debt.IMI currently trades on 14 times 2021 forecast earnings. That’s okay, but I’d like to buy this FTSE 250 dividend stock a little more cheaply. So I’ll be watching closely over the coming months. Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Saturday, 31st October, 2020 | More on: IMI NXT Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, and IMI. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 2 dividend stocks I’d buy if the stock market crashes tomorrowcenter_img Enter Your Email Address There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

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Six states compete to host new U.S. Space Command headquarters

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first_imgSix locations, including four Air Force installations, have made the first round of cuts for those being considered for the new headquarters of U.S. Space Command, the Air Force announced.They include Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt AFB in Nebraska, Patrick AFB in Florida, Peterson AFB in Colorado, Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama and Port San Antonio in Texas. Port San Antonio was home to the former Kelly Air Force Base and currently hosts Air National Guard and reserve operations.“Self-nominated communities from across twenty-four states were evaluated as potential locations for hosting the headquarters,” the Air Force said in a news release.“The Department of the Air Force evaluated each location and will now conduct both virtual and on-site visits at each candidate location to assess which location is best suited to host the U.S. Space Command Headquarters,” the Air Force statement says. “This assessment will be based on factors related to mission, infrastructure capacity, community support, and costs to the Department of Defense.”But getting to the six finalists wasn’t easy, Defense News reports. “At times, the competition among cities has been politically contentious.”When a memo listing potential locations was leaked to the media in 2019, which included four bases in Colorado, Florida lawmakers lobbied Air Force officials to reconsider and include Florida on the list.U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, a Republican who sits on the House Armed Services and Science, Space and Technology committees told The Associated Press that the initial list “was very opaque, it was not well defined, and kind of out of the blue – Florida was completely excluded.”By March of this year, Space Force Vice Commander Lt. Gen. David Thompson told the House Armed Services Committee that a search for a new location was starting over and new criteria was announced.The final six locations being considered include only one location in Colorado, the current headquarters for Space Command, and one location in Florida, reflecting successful lobbying by the Florida delegation.The six potential locations are more geographically representative, located in the south and west: Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cape Canaveral, Florida; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Huntsville, Alabama; and San Antonio, Texas.In June, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John Henderson thanking him for considering Texas as one of the locations.Upon hearing the announcement on Thursday, Abbott said the Air Force would find no better location than Port San Antonio.“Not only does the state of Texas have the resources, universities, and human capital necessary to support the Space Command, but we are also enriched by our long-standing and celebrated tradition of military service and innovation in Texas,” Abbott said.Waltz argues Florida is the best choice.“Space is in our DNA,” he said. “It has been for the last five decades. It’s all right here.”NASA, SpaceX and universities that focus on engineering are based in both Florida and Texas, and both have strong military presences, making them competitive.But the Colorado delegation argues that Peterson Air Force Base, the current Space Command headquarters, should be its permanent home. Colorado’s congressional delegation and state leaders have lobbied the Trump administration to keep the headquarters in the state.“U.S. Space Command should stay here where it has already found a home among our strong military community, thriving aerospace industry, and world-class academic and research institutions,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement.Since 1982, Peterson Air Force Base has been home to the Air Force Space Command.The U.S. Space Command was reactivated Aug. 29, 2019, as a unified combatant command to potentially fight wars in space. It was created as part of a $738 billion defense spending bill and is the first military branch to be added to the U.S. Armed Services since the Air Force was created in 1947. TAGSAir ForceFinalistsHeadquartersSpace ForceStatesThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida Dept. of Health recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month, provides stats and resourcesNext articleCARES portal for $1000 assistance re-opens November 24 at 8:00 a.m. Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Out of 24 self-nominated states, six were chosen as finalists, including FloridaBy Bethany Blankley | The Center Square In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Col. Todd Benson, the U.S. Air Force Central Command director of space forces, center, leads airmen through their enlistment ceremony as they became members of the Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Space Force, the first new U.S. military service since the creation of the Air Force in 1947, now has some 20 members stationed at the Qatari base in its first foreign deployment. Photo by Staff Sgt. 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Cliff House / Khosla Associates

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first_img India Architects: Khosla Associates Area Area of this architecture project Cliff House / Khosla Associates Area:  4046 m²Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Chowara, a fishing village, 30 minutes from Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala, South India. Perched 200 ft. above an expansive stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast, at the edge of a cliff, its most prominent feature is an asymmetrical sloping roof set against the fronds of a coconut plantation. Opening its embrace to the warm sea breezes, the home covers an area of 1397 sqm. A skewed 45m long sheer concrete wall supporting the single lightweight triangulated canopy roof lunges out towards the view. The external and internal finishes are polished cement, concrete and rough slate juxtaposed against warm slatted timber and natural local kota stone. Furniture and accessories are kept to a minimal, so that the focus doesn’t stray from the natural environment Save this picture!Recommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewThe client lives in London and commissioned the house as a holiday home to enjoy the Kerala sun, the views, and requested for a large outdoor pool, several decks and meditation areas. He was keen to use local artisans and material and his empathy towards the active fishing community in Chowara prompted his decision to buy a plot of land that had some distance from the beach. Save this picture!Architects Sandeep Khosla and Amaresh Anand of Khosla Associates designed the home keeping the180 degree panorama of the sea constantly in mind. The response to the site was a bold and emotional one as the designers imagined the dramatic wall and roof bringing the sea, air and the sky in without barriers. True to the first contextual response, only half of the 1,400 sqm of built area is actually defined by four walls. The rest is kept open and intelligently permeable to the elements. Save this picture!In the interest of keeping the view foremost and the ambience pleasant in Kerala’s tropical heat, large openings were essential to all spaces, thereby allowing the penetration of seasonal winds. Ample overhangs were provided specially on the main roof to protect against the fierce western sun and monsoon rain. Since large expanses of glass would trap the heat in this environment, the Architects devised a system of louvered wooden sliding and folding shutters for the doors and windows. These slatted shutters can be modulated and allow for un-interrupted air circulation. Save this picture!The entrance faces northeast and the entry walkway is made of a straight line of monolithic stone steps flanked on either side by lush tropical water bodies. The concrete wall to the right and mysterious louvered wood screen wall deliberately conceal what lies beyond. Save this picture!On entering the house, the open plan voluminous foyer not only separates the private and public spaces but also extends all the way from the front entrance to the rear deck, where you can wade straight into the 420 sqm. infinity pool. The double height foyer separates the two wings and separates public and private spaces. Guest bedrooms and shaded decks lie to either side of the outdoor pool whose prominent position and expanse compensate for the missing beach access. Additional guest rooms and master bedroom connect to each other on the upper level via a walkway and terrace. Save this picture!The client lives in London and commissioned the house as a holiday home to enjoy the Kerala sun, the views, and requested for a large outdoor pool, several decks and meditation areas. He was keen to use local artisans and material and his empathy towards the active fishing community in Chowara prompted his decision to buy a plot of land that had some distance from the beach. Save this picture!The house is climate sensitive and allows for light, air and the breeze to flow right through. All bathrooms have tropical open-to sky courts that are integrated visually with the bedrooms and several open courts and water features punctuate and soften the scale of the foyer. The overriding canopy roof is clad on the underside entirely with eco-friendly timber that offsets with warmth the large expanses of kota flooring, concrete and polished cement.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessRem Koolhaas: A Kind of ArchitectArticlesThe City Hall Void / Larry Hill AssociatesArticles Share Cliff House / Khosla AssociatesSave this projectSaveCliff House / Khosla Associates Save this picture!+ 22 Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/67457/cliff-house-khosla-associates Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/67457/cliff-house-khosla-associates Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeKhosla AssociatesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesIndiaPublished on July 06, 2010Cite: “Cliff House / Khosla Associates” 06 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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New website finds the real cost of sick leave

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first_imgNew website finds the real cost of sick leave Howard Lake | 14 August 2006 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Recruitment / people A new website has been launched by BUPA that calculates the cost of workers’ sickness absences throughout the year, making it easy for each organisation to work out, depending on number of employees, postcode and sector.A new website has been launched that calculates the cost of workers’ absences throughout the year.BUPA has set up www.costofabsence.com using data from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development with readings based on the type of industry, postcode, number of employees and average employee salary. Figures from the CBI estimate the cost of employee absence to the UK economy in 2005 rose to over £13bn with a total loss of 164 million working days. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis On average, the figures show that charity employees take 6.3 days sick a year, costing their organisation £590. Top of the list for number of days taken are local government employees who clock up an average of 11. However, although telecoms staff only take an average of 5.6 days a year off sick, it costs their companies a whopping £1,234 each, suggesting that telecoms is the place to head for if you want to increase your income.And just for the record – journalists take an average of 5.4 days, costing their organisations £599. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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TDA to devise Livability’s legacy fundraising strategy

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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 April 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies legacies TDA TDA to devise Livability’s legacy fundraising strategy Disability charity Livability has appointed direct-to-digital marketing agency TDA to devise and implement a legacy fundraising strategy. Surveys previously conducted by Christian charities are being used to shape proposition development and identify people who have indicated a predisposition to mentioning a charity in their Will.Activity will involve testing supporters’ responses to four different legacy fundraising concepts.Clare Siddall, Account Director at TDA, said: “Legacy giving is perhaps the most complex and sensitive area of fundraising. However, Livability has a band of dedicated supporters who have already indicated that they would potentially include a charity in their Will. Our aim is to develop and learn from these prospects to develop a long-term, carefully crafted legacy communications strategy.”www.tdallp.comlast_img read more

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New release of IRIS Donor Strategy

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first_img  205 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Advanced NFP Technology  206 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 IRIS Delivers “The Definitive Charities System” to enable small and medium sized organisations to deliver within The Big Society release of IRIS Donor Strategy runs all key processes through cost effective hosted environment.Datchet, U.K. – 7 September, 2010 –IRIS NFP Solutions has today announced a significant new release of its market leading software for small and medium sized charities. Designed to actively support the sector through the twin challenges of uncertain Government funding and the need to participate in The Big Society, IRIS Donor Strategy 4.9 extends its successful CRM capabilities into the provision of web online communities, integrated accounts systems and new modules to address the challenge of volunteer management and multiple fundraising channels.In addition, with IRIS Donor Strategy now delivered through a proven hosted environment, charities can keep their investment in costly IT infrastructure to a minimum, retaining cash for service delivery or further fundraising activity.“Participation in The Big Society, and reacting to the fluctuating levels of government funding, will require small and medium charities in particular to operate at the top of their game” says Dale Thomas, Managing Director of IRIS NFP Solutions. “With a recent survey conducted by IRIS indicating such concerns in the third sector, it is more important than ever for charities to run as an integrated ’well oiled machine’, maximising their revenue generating potential and utilising the web to streamline processes, whilst placing little or no additional burden on stretched IT budgets.”IRIS Donor Strategy 4.9 incorporates· A central CRM system holding contact history and their relationship to the organisation delivering a single view of supporters.· Fully integrated modules to manage Campaigns, Major Donors, Grants, Alumni, Legacies, Membership, Merchandising, Finance, Volunteer Management, Collecting Boxes and the ability to analyse performance.· Web Connect: An integrated web module proving dynamic pages within a site securely linking online data to the back office functions instantly. It can be used for contact updates, online donations, online communities and event registration.· Hosted environment option with IRIS Donor Strategy installed on a high specification server at a secure data centre. The customer simply accesses the system through the Internet.· Optional integration to IRIS Exchequer – NFP Edition, Already in use in many charities the comprehensive accounts and finance solution includes General Ledger, Cashbook, Sales & Purchase Ledgers and eBanking.IRIS NFP SolutionsIRIS NFP Solutions provide web integrated CRM solutions for all not-for-profit organisations. With over 1,000 not-for-profit organisations as customers including 54% of the top 100 UK charities, 30 years of experience and 120 specialist staff in the UK, IRIS NFP Solutions is the leading UK provider of software and services to this sector.Designed specifically for the NFP sector, and making excellent use of both established and the latest web technologies, our portfolio encompasses CRM, fundraising, membership, education, ticketing, ERP, payroll and financial management software. IRIS NFP Solutions product range includes IRIS CARE, IRIS Donor Strategy, IRIS Integra and IRIS Member Strategy.www.iris.co.uk/nfpIRIS Software and Services GroupIRIS NFP Solutions is part of IRIS Software and Solutions, one of the fastest growing and now the largest privately owned software and services business in the UK with revenues of c£120m p.a. and c1,200 employees, servicing over 60,000 businesses from a national network of offices.www.iris.co.uk Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 September 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 New release of IRIS Donor Strategy About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Press Contacts:Michelle Anker / Emily GallagherTouchdownPRTel: +44 (0)1252 717040Email: [email protected] HollandIRIS Group PR ManagerTel: +44 (0)1753 212 502Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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