BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img BEST OF THE BROKERS whatsapp KCS-content AGGREKOThe temporary power supplier’s first half results were slightly better than expected last week, prompting Citigroup to raise its earnings per share estimates for the full year by 2.4 per cent. The broker believes the company’s continued ability to reinvest in itself merits a “buy” recommendation, with a target price of £17.33.DIAGEONomura expects cash returns to shareholders to accelerate, with the possibility of a buyback, after the drinks group’s decision to increase dividend payments last week. The broker remains upbeat about spirits sales in the long-term, but has lowered its target price to £14.50 to reflect a slower economic recovery in the US. “Buy”.F&C ASSET MANAGEMENTJP Morgan is concerned that the asset manager has sent mixed messages by lowering its interim dividend to shore up the group’s capital strength. The broker saw improving operating trends in the firm’s results last week, but will not re-rate the stock until it sees continued progress. It retains a “neutral” rating with a 62p target. Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsappcenter_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmFolliboost Haircare SerumThinning Hair? Use this For 1 Month and See What HappensFolliboost Haircare SerumAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld LifestyleSttorrieWhere Ron Howard Lives With His Wife Today Is SadSttorrieTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBDThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar Program Monday 30 August 2010 8:50 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

US may profit from AIG bailout

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The real root cause of gambling addiction

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling As strange as it may seem, the real root cause of gambling addiction is not gambling, writes Jason Shiers of UK addiction rehabilitation provider UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT). However, there are steps operators can take to help those showing signs of a serious problemThe manifestation of an addiction seems like the most obvious place to look, and many modalities of help and treatment often look to control the outward manifestation of the issue as a root to resolve the problem.Anyone suffering with gambling addiction will try everything before getting professional help.Well-intentioned spouses and family members will reach their wits’ ends trying to help, whether that’s by hiding money or controlling the individual’s whereabouts and what or who they spend time around.It can go further: monitoring what they watch on TV, access to the internet, gaming and anything that could possibly trigger them into gambling further.It makes perfect sense that people look to control their own – and others’ – habits by trying to make what they perceive to be the problem less accessible. However, this shows an innocent misunderstanding of the problem.Just as friends or family members attempt to help those suffering from addiction, gambling operators also, either voluntarily or because of legal requirements, try to take similar steps to help the afflicted.Yet once again, the measures taken only address the problem at symptom level, with tactics such as:· Stopping credit cards being used to fund online gambling · Offering limits on how much, and how often, players can spend on gambling · Setting limits on time spent gambling · Offering complete self-exclusion via GamStop · Reducing maximum stakes on fixed odds betting terminals from £100 to £2These initiatives might help with the illusion of control but they are of no real help in tackling the underlying problem.In this gambling is similar to drugs, in that taking away the addictive element does not stop the addiction. For the individual, it’s just an obstacle to overcome – they will find a way to gamble, by foul means or fair.Misunderstanding of traditional treatments Attempting to teach gambling in moderation, learning to control triggers, avoid certain geographical locations or to identify emotions that lead us to gamble are all innocent attempts to control the misunderstood habit at its final destination.But if anything, they will only offer short-term respite.Look at it this way: it’s like taking the rear carriage of a train, and trying to get it to change the direction of the engine, 15 carriages ahead.It simply isn’t going to work and it would take much less effort if you knew the real root cause to start with.To further the misunderstanding, traditional psychological treatments attempt to see where past events and experiences have impacted the person’s psychology and compel them to attempt to escape from reality.People often spend years in therapy digging into their relationships with their parents, childhood trauma, failed relationships and mental health issues, to desensitise themselves to the emotions they experience so the need to gamble is reduced.This often has little effect as the problem is not created by the past.This sort of therapy may well help to some extent, but for creating long-term freedom without having to maintain something, it is not the best solution.The traditional treatments see addiction as a disease, as a real ‘thing’ inside the person struggling. They are labelled addicts, and treated as sick people trying to get well.The treatments suggest there is no respite, and that recovery is a lifelong process, with constant practices and processes needed to maintain a life free from gambling.The reasoning is that only through abstinence can an individual regain control.So, what really is the problem? Gambling addiction, at its root cause, is a misunderstanding of how the mind works. It’s a valve for ‘letting off steam’ – we innocently create our own reality in the mind, and it looks scary, unhappy and unfulfilling.The need to stop uncomfortable emotions becomes unbearable, and gambling addiction becomes the solution for coping with this fundamental misunderstanding.Think about the how the body heals itself. If you cut your finger, it heals. The signs of the cut soon disappear and before long it looks like there was no injury in the first place. The mind works in the same way, only most people don’t understand that. Rather than seeing the true nature of thought as transient, something that passes, they pick and prod at the content of the thoughts, creating negative emotions and a low state of mind.And imagine what would happen if that is allowed to build up with no outlet. Most of the time it would end in a psychotic episode or a breakdown – the system has to regulate itself.Gambling is the steam valve that stops people from becoming overwhelmed. It is a coping mechanism, rather than the cause.The solution Some find traditional therapy helps but only in the short-term.People sometimes get help from 12-step programmes such as those offered by Gamblers Anonymous, but often addiction manifests itself in other areas of life, or life is difficult, there is not much joy, peace, security and contentment.For many of those suffering from addiction, this can mean they return to gambling after a period of abstinence, as the problem was only addressed at its final symptom or with a temporary process or technique.The solution has to be in a deeper understanding of how we work as human beings. Your treatment should answer the questions you have about why you gamble, what caused it to get out of control and what creates the cycle of dependence.It should also show you a different way to live life in the moment, free of overthinking, stress and anxiety.A treatment that can free you from misunderstanding, and addressing why the system needs a valve in the form of gambling addiction, is key.Our understanding of psychology and how the mind works is developing all the time.There are thousands of people worldwide with recovery stories who lost everything to gambling but have rebuilt their lives and are completely free without having to maintain or practice any type of recovery.For them it’s not a disease or something that will never be cured, they are free.Lasting change comes through insight. When we get an insight into the suffering we are creating, things start to look different.The need to gamble dissipates and disappears because we are no longer creating our own stress, anxiety and uncomfortable feelings, we are free to be present in the world and enjoy life in a different way.It no longer makes sense to self-destruct.What can operators do to help people who are struggling? That’s not to say that nothing can be done to help, especially by gambling operators.Everyone is chasing something when they gamble, so those offering it must have effective ways of identifying those whose habits are getting out of control.It would be useful if operators provided an opportunity for anyone suffering to connect with the right people if their behaviour looked like it was on a downward spiral. This could be done in numerous ways, including:· AI programmes to detect patterns of behaviour related to addiction · Pop-ups or live chat features that ask if people need help · Resource sections on digital media visible at all times · Employing the relevant expertise to be part of game creation · Employing a team of addiction specialists that can assist people who ask for help · Surveys or data gathering methods to assess usage and experiences · Allocating a percentage of profits to gambling help/rehabilitation charities or organisationsOf course, you cannot force anyone to get help. Many will reject any offer of assistance because they have a lack of hope, but if the opportunity is there I am sure many would take it.What’s most important is to remember that gambling addiction is not a sign that someone is bad or broken. It goes beyond any ideas about disease, morals or beliefs, what’s right or what’s wrong.It’s a fundamental attempt to regulate the mind from a misunderstanding of the innocent use of the principle of thought.Jason Shiers is a certified transformative coach and certified psychotherapist, and also the creative innovations marketing manager for UK Addiction Treatment. Jason has been working with addictions and people in recovery for 25 years and is always looking towards the innate mental health that is inside everyone. He has been cited in multiple articles about addiction and is a regular contributor to many different websites. Topics: Strategy 24th April 2020 | By Stephen Carter The real root cause of gambling addictioncenter_img As strange as it may seem, the real root cause of gambling addiction is not gambling, writes Jason Shiers of UK addiction rehabilitation provider UK Addiction Treatment Centres (UKAT). 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SPC vs VCC Dutch T20 Cup Semi-Final 1 LIVE: Dream11 Team…

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Netherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI: Max O’Dowd slams 83; Netherlands beat…

first_img Cricket Mark Wattrunout (Aryan Dutt)15192078.95 Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Netherlands Innings: 162 /8 (33 ov) WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free BFW de Leede5-5915.2 Total162/8 (33) Richie Berrington301204.00 Cricket Netherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI: Max O’Dowd was the star of Netherland’s chase as the Orange shirts beat Scotland by 15 runs Netherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI: Netherlands beat Scotland by 15 runs- Max O’Dowd was the star of Netherland’s win as the Orange shirts beat Scotland by 15 runs in the rain-marred opening ODI match.Chasing 165, Scotland had a poor start losing quick wickets. While the top-order crumbled, Richie Berrington kept hopes alive with his gritty knock of 41. In the end, the Scots could manage 149 runs in 33 overs as Netherlands took the lead in the two-match ODI series. BOWLINGOMRWECON Scott Edwards (WK)c HG Munsey b GT Main4110036.36 Cricket Richie Berringtonc SJ Myburgh b VJ Kingma41430395.35 Mark Watt612724.50 Total149/8 (33) MRJ Watt7-12128.4 Ben Cooperc MH Cross b MRJ Watt101000100.00 Max O’Dowdrunout (SM Sharif)821035179.61 Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore BatsmenRB4S6SSR RD Berrington5-10123.2 Aryan Dutt201015.00 Bas de Leede301404.66 TAGSMax O’DowdNED vs SCO 1st ODINED vs SCO LIVE StreamingNetherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI SHARE Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Yet To BatVJ Kingma Cricket Matthew Cross (WK)c PM Seelaar b VJ Kingma180012.50 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Logan van Beek712513.57 Calum MacLeodb PA van Meekeren14332042.42 Pieter Seelaar603706.16 Paul van MeekerenNot out3200150.00 Extra16 (b 4, w 7, nb 3, lb 2) Safyaan Sharifc LV van Beek b PA van Meekeren14160087.50 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates BOWLINGOMRWECON Stephan Myburghc GT Main b SM Sharif7141050.00 PM Seelaar3-4910.5 F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen snatches lead back from Hamilton, 2 laps to go; Follow Live Updates Saqib Zulfiqarlbw b MRJ Watt12260046.15 Alasdair Evans602414.00 George Munseyc S Edwards b LV van Beek27331181.82center_img LV van Beek7-13829.6 WTC Final 2021: India vs New Zealand Full Squad, Schedule, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venue all you need to know World Test Championship final SM Sharif8-14932.6 Latest Sports News Dylan Budgec LV van Beek b Aryan Dutt4190021.05 Kyle Coetzerc PA van Meekeren b VJ Kingma9180150.00 MP O’Dowd8-15832.4 Gavin Main721622.29 SJ Myburgh1-285.6 By Kunal Dhyani – May 19, 2021 Saqib Zulfiqar10909.00 Football Cricket BN Cooper2-489.6 Pieter Seelaarlbw b GT Main03000.00 BatsmenRB4S6SSR Extra11 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 5) Saqib Zulfiqar6-9823.2 HG Munsey4-10021.4 Netherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI: Max O’Dowd slams 83; Netherlands beat Scotland by 15 runs Previous articleBAN vs SL: Mustafizur Rahman rues lack of preparation, says “left it to Allah’s will”Next articleFormula 1: Lewis Hamilton taunts Max Verstappen, says “Redbull driver has lot to prove” Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Yet To BatAC Evans, Hamza Tahir Hamza Tahir503617.20 MH Cross1-61.6 CricketFantasyLatest Sports NewsScotland tour of Netherlands Paul van Meekeren712824.00 Logan van Beekc GT Main b AC Evans232021115.00 Formula 1 Bas de Leedeb Hamza Tahir05000.00 CS MacLeod3-3110.4 IND vs NZ Live Streaming for free with Jio, Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Check out the best Recharge Plan Daily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoRaid Shadow LegendsDon’t play this game if you are under 40 years oldRaid Shadow Legends|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleNow she has a normal job.MoneyPail|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo DE Budge6-12028.2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR S Edwards4-5814.2 Fall Of WicketsFOWOver Aryan DuttNot out570071.43 Safyaan Sharif604116.83 KJ Coetzer2-257.3 Cricket Gavin MainNot out131100118.18 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoALSO READ| NED vs SCO, ODI Series: Netherlands vs Scotland Full Schedule, Full squads, Live Streaming, Date, Time, Venues – All you need to knowNetherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI: Earlier, Netherlands opening batsman Max ODowd played an outstanding knock of 83 runs in 102 balls with the help of five fours and one six in the first ODI against Scotland to help his side reach 164/8 (33) in the first innings here at the Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar won the toss and opted to bat first. The match has been reduced to 33 over per side due to rain. After Max ODowd, Logan van Beek was the second-highest scorer in the innings. He scored much-needed 24 runs in 21 balls.For the visitors, Mark Watt and Gavin Main picked up two wickets each while Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif and Hamza Tahir took one wicket each.Netherlands vs Scotland 1st ODI full scoreboardScotland Innings: 149/8 (33 ov) WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (14 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News Vivian Kingma712133.00last_img read more

The science of gift wrapping explains why sloppy is better

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! TAGSChristmas 2019Gift wrappingThe Conversation Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleDemings details 2020 budget in House Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Christmas 2019By Erick M. Mas, Vanderbilt UniversityThey say appearances can be deceiving. In the case of gift-giving, they might be right.Consumers in the U.S. spend billions of dollars a year on wrapping gifts, in most cases to make their presents look as good as possible. This includes money spent on paper, boxes, ribbon and pretty bows.While some people are particularly skilled at gift wrapping – with the perfect folds, carefully tied ribbons and bows – others aren’t quite cut out for it, and apparently would prefer washing dishes or cleaning the house.Two colleagues and I wondered whether all that time and effort is actually worth it. Does a beautiful presentation actually lead to a better-liked gift? Or is it the other way around?Sloppy versus neatIn a paper recently published by the Journal of Consumer Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno professors Jessica Rixom and Brett Rixom and I conducted three experiments to explore the impact of gift wrapping.In the first experiment, we recruited 180 university students to come to a behavioral lab in Miami to participate in a research study described as an extra credit exercise. Upon arrival, each student was given an actual gift as a token of appreciation for their participation.The gift was a coffee mug with the logo of one of two NBA basketball teams, the local Miami Heat or rival Orlando Magic, handed out at random. We knew that every participant was a fan of the Heat based on a prior survey – and that they explicitly didn’t support the Magic. The purpose was to ensure that we were giving half of the students a desirable gift, while the other half received something they did not want.Finally, half of the gifts were wrapped neatly, while the rest looked slapdash.After unwrapping, participants evaluated how much they liked their gifts. We found that those who received a sloppily wrapped gift liked their present significantly more than those who received a neatly wrapped gift – regardless of which mug they got.Which one would you prefer?Author providedManaging expectationsTo understand why, we recruited another set of students and asked them to view an image of either a neatly or sloppily wrapped gift and report their expectations about it prior to seeing what was inside.Participants were then told to imagine opening the gift – which for everyone was a pair of JVC earbuds – and rate their actual attitudes toward it, allowing us to compare whether it matched their expectations or not.Results showed that expectations were significantly higher for the neatly wrapped gifts compared with sloppily wrapped ones. However, after the reveal, participants receiving the neatly wrapped gift reported that it failed to live up to their expectations, while those who got the sloppily wrapped gift said it surpassed their expectations.This suggests that people use the wrapping as a cue to how good the gift will be. Neat wrapping sets the bar for the gift too high, intimating that it will be a great present. Sloppy wrapping, on the other hand, sets low expectations, suggesting it’ll be a bad gift.So a sloppily wrapped gift leads to pleasant surprise, while one that’s neat-looking results in disappointment.Friends versus acquaintancesIn our third and final experiment, we wanted to zero in on whether this effect depended on the relationship between the gift-giver and recipient. Does it matter if the giver is a close friend or just an acquaintance?We surveyed a nationally representative sample of 261 adults and asked them to imagine being at a party with a secret gift exchange. At random, participants viewed images and imagined receiving either a neatly or sloppily wrapped gift. This time, we instructed half of them to imagine the gift was from a close friend, while the other half believed it came from an acquaintance. Then we revealed the gift and asked them to rate it.When it came from a close friend, recipients ended up liking the sloppily wrapped gift more, just like in our other experiments. However, when the gift came from an acquaintance, recipients preferred it when it was neatly wrapped. This occurs because these participants used the wrapping as a cue to how much the gift-giver values their relationship – rather than to signal what’s inside. Neat wrapping implies the giver values their relationship.If it’s for a friend, it may not be worth the effort.Efetova Anna/Shutterstock.comA pleasant surpriseSo if you’re stressing over gift wrapping this holiday season, consider saving yourself time, effort and money by wrapping your friends’ and family’s gifts haphazardly.But if you’re planning to give a gift to someone you don’t know quite as well – a work colleague, for example – it’s probably worth it to show you put in some effort to make it look good with all of the neat folds, crisp edges and beautiful bows.I, for one, am taking these results to heart. From now on, I’ll only wrap my wife’s gifts sloppily so she’ll always be pleasantly surprised no matter how good – or bad – the gift is.Erick M. Mas, Postdoctoral Fellow in Marketing, Vanderbilt University. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Rob Kearney try vs Ospreys

first_imgMonday May 14, 2007 Rob Kearney try vs Ospreys A great individual try by the young up and coming Irish star Rob Kearney of Leinster playing against the Ospreys. He scored two on the night.Fantastic speed and stepping displayed here, which is one of the reasons why a number of people are tipping him to be a future Irish superstar. He’s only 20 now, so has a long way to go but a huge future ahead of him. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Rob Kearney try vs Ospreys | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Wallabies pip the Springboks in another Tri Nations thriller

first_imgSaturday Sep 4, 2010 Wallabies pip the Springboks in another Tri Nations thriller The Wallabies beat the Springboks 41-39 in Bloemfontein in what was another frenetic Tri Nations game. A courageous comeback from the home side came to none as Kurtley Beale snatched the win with the final kick of the match. In a repeat of last weeks match, the Wallabies got off to a flyer as they racked up the points and broke the fragile Bok defence with ease. Four tries in the space of 17 minutes got them up to a 31-6 lead. Shortly before half time the Springboks hit back though with a great piece of play from lock Victor Matfield, who chipped the fullback, regathered, and popped the ball to Jaque Fourie for the try. The home side then went on to continue their comeback as they miraculously got the score up to 36-31 with 11 minutes left in the match. Wallaby replacement hooker Saia Faingaa was then yellow-carded for a spear tackle, handing the advantage to South Africa. It turned out to be a frantic finish though as the lead changed hands three times, before fullback Beale stepped up and slotted the winning kick from over 50 meters out, with his first attempt of the night. If you were sports betting and went for that to happen, you’d have done nicely. In the end it seemed the right result, considering the pasting the Springbok defence took in the first half, but they will be disappointed to not come away with the win after such a spirited fightback. Australia travel to Sydney next, where they will face New Zealand, already title holders, in the final match of the tournament next week.View the winning Kurtley Beale winning kickADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Lantern House / Timmins+Whyte Architects

first_img Houses Area:  194 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Mud Office, Josh Norman Landscapes Lantern House / Timmins+Whyte ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLantern House / Timmins+Whyte ArchitectsSave this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Austral Bricks, Cheminees Philippe, Colorbond, Cult, Dulux, National Tiles, Polytec, Signorino, Astra Walker, Miglass, Red Socks Lighting, Tassie Oak, Tide Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935497/lantern-house-timmins-plus-whyte-architects Clipboard Australia Year:  CopyHouses•North Melbourne, Australia Architects: Timmins+Whyte Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTimmins+Whyte ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorth MelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on March 13, 2020Cite: “Lantern House / Timmins+Whyte Architects” 13 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?墨尔本灯笼屋 / Timmins+Whyte 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 Lantern House / Timmins+Whyte Architects 2019center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935497/lantern-house-timmins-plus-whyte-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Sally Timmins, David WhyteClients:Thai Ohtsuka, Keis OhtsukaEngineering:Robin Bliem & AssociatesCity:North MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. A small footprint housing an open plan living space can be challenging to avoid cramped functions. Our clients wanted to live, cook, gather, and lounge, read and socialise in one sunny externally connected space. In order to give the functions definition, ceiling volumes and textures were utilized to create zones. A double-height void space connects the landscaped spaces to the east and west both visually and physically, and a balcony area becomes a part of the space to read or converse. The scale of the void is grand as the original heritage-listed part of the house at the front. But unlike its Victorian, heavy dark street address the extension is a light, bright breathing space of calm.⠀Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Peter BennettsLantern house extension is passively cooled in summer with the use of openable skylights, fans and louvred windows on the ground floor. The extension has been designed to play with light, it allows the space to bathe in it, or retreat from it through the remotely controlled blinds on the upper-level expanses of glass. The project incorporates a large water bladder under the front verandah to water the gardens and solar panels on the roof for energy.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA shell has been formed with Matte white Colorbond cladding on a lightweight timber structure to protect the honey-colored local timber interior linings, windows, and doors from the weather.⠀Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe house is a series of choreographed spaces with views to the outside from every angle. There is a sense of calm, like being at a day spa. It feels soft, it feels light and unfussy. The main living and kitchen now feel part of the whole site and will evolve and change with seasons as the garden grows.⠀Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessWooden Nursery / Djuric Tardio ArchitectesSelected ProjectsIn Time hotel / ZhiXing ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Barkers Burke, Robin Riotto Builder: Photographs Landscape: last_img read more

High tech philanthropist donates to fight illiteracy

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. James Barksdale, former president of Netscape Communications Corporation, and his wife Sally have donated $100m to reduce illiteracy in his home state of Mississippi.James Barksdale, former president of Netscape Communications Corporation, and his wife Sally have donated $100m to reduce illiteracy in his home state of Mississippi.Read Philanthropist donates $100m to rescue Mississippi children from illiteracy trap by Andrew Buncombe at The Independent. Advertisement High tech philanthropist donates to fight illiteracycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 April 2001 | Newslast_img read more