Back to the Futures

first_imgThis year, we have expanded the survey’s scope to include technology provision and M&A, and to delve deeper into facilitating the change.  In a similar vein, 50.94% of survey participants felt that the industry lacks understanding of blockchain as a technology, as well as its application in igaming. Evangelists continue to insist that cryptocurrencies will be the norm in years to come, but the technology was divisive at best in our results from 2020.  The survey and subsequent report will play a crucial role in the roll-out of an exciting new initiative: the ICE Futures week. Held in February across the dates normally reserved for ICE, the industry’s biggest gathering of bright minds, Clarion Gaming and iGB come together to produce a multimedia, multichannel experience discussing what the future may hold on the road to ICE.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Developments since the publication of the first iGB Futures Survey in February dictate the findings be seen differently in terms of their potential to disrupt and shape the future of the industry, writes Josephine Watson With that, why don’t you help us kick off ICE Futures week by letting us know what you think is more disruptive: a global pandemic or new technologies?Photo by Bruno Thethe from Pexels Tech & innovation Intrigue around blockchain and AR/VR was also, perhaps predictably, high, although the use cases for these were limited at best, according to respondents. For example, only 28.3% backed AR/VR as an immediately transformative tech, with naysayers citing the lack of accessibility to necessary devices as a blocker to progress. Whether it’s from remote working, the sad reality of redundancies and a resulting need for optimising work processes or shifting market priorities, we want to understand how – and why – the industry is using disruptive technology, and the role it will play in the recovery phase.  IoT and edge computing fell somewhat by the wayside, meanwhile, largely due to the fact that their immediate impact was minimal. 14th December 2020 | By contenteditor iGB’s first Futures survey, published in February 2020, explored how key disruptive technologies – AI, blockchain, AR/VR, Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing – might influence the future of the industry. Topics: Tech & innovation Artificial intelligence Cybersecurity Fraud Platform Product Regtech Start ups Virtual reality Paymentscenter_img Although gambling was not a focus of this survey, it’s easy to see how rapid developments in the capabilities and usage of this technology could inspire greater deployment in the industry. For instance, the report demonstrated a significant increase in AI’s usage for personalisation, retention and fraud detection – all highly relevant pain points for the gambling sector. A major thread of our questioning surrounded the nature of innovation – who is responsible for driving it, and where the industry expects it will come from. It was a close race between the tech giants and start-ups, with 37.4% of respondents opting for the former and 30.19% the latter.   It’s not just technology that we’ll be covering: ICE Futures will include everything from industry predictions to emerging markets and the start-up scene.  The results saw respondents overwhelmingly express excitement for the opportunities in AI, in particular its suitability for personalisation. With 62.26% voting for AI/ML for personalisation as the most immediately transformative technology for the igaming industry, it appeared that this use case was, as one respondent put it, “low-hanging fruit” that operators can easily implement.  For example, a recently published report on emerging technology based on survey findings by RELX highlights significant growth in the use of AI across the various industries surveyed, increasing by 33 percentage points since 2018. More than two-thirds of respondents (68%) stated their investment in AI technology had increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Back to the Futures AR/VR, in another vein, has had a more tumultuous time in 2020. On the one hand, wide scale supply chain disruptions and a focus on cash preservation in both corporate and commercial settings has made the immediate outlook for the technologies more bleak, according to research from IDC. However, in terms of public perception, global lockdowns have progressed the narrative around VR/AR beyond gimmicks, creating a variety of use cases across industries. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Plus, with a shift in priorities towards a more digital world, the jury is out on what now holds the most importance. For instance, we could see a surge of interest in the previously less immediate technologies such as AR/VR, IoT and edge computing.  In the few months since the publication of our inaugural survey, the face of the industry, and indeed the world, has changed dramatically. So, has this impacted the priorities and use cases when it comes to technology? Email Addresslast_img read more

Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc (TOURIS.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

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

This is why I think the BT share price is a bargain buy in the stock market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 | More on: BT-A There are few FTSE 100 stocks whose share price is lower right now than it was on 23 March, when the index touched bottom in the stock market crash. Telecom biggie BT (LSE: BT-A), however, has shown that share price trend. At last close at time of writing, it was 114.7p, which is almost 2.5% lower than on the day. BT share price falls on weak results and dividend suspensionShare price weakness is nothing new for BT. It has been struggling for years now. But I still liked the stock for its double-digit dividend yield, to the extent that I’ve actually bought BT shares. But the Covid-19 crisis and the subsequent stock market crash has taken its toll on dividend payouts across FTSE 100 companies, and BT bit this bullet recently too. It suspended dividends until 2022 citing concerns regarding the impact of Covid-19 on its business. It also said that it would like to use these funds to make investments into BT’s networks. 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 BT share price tanked on the announcement, which came with its 2020 results. By the close of the trading day, its share price had fallen by as much at 8.2% from the day before. Of course, slashing dividends wasn’t the only reason that the BT share price fell. Both its revenue and income were down from the year before and it hasn’t given guidance for the next year either. Positives for BTYet, two weeks after the announcement, the BT share price has recovered quite a bit. It’s now up over 8% from then. It’s worth noting, though, that even with this increase it is lower than at the stock market’s absolute bottom. That in itself says to me that there’s room for share price increase going forward. But there are other reasons too. One, if BT’s going to benefit from diverting the funds that would otherwise have gone into paying dividends into capital spending, it’s a positive for investors. Moreover, the company will start paying dividends in 2022. It has also already said that it will pay 7.7p per share. This is lower than the amount suspended, but in terms of the dividend yield, it isn’t bad. At the current share price, this dividend will translate into a 6.8% yield. Share price projectionsNow, two years is a long time. Many FTSE 100 companies that have suspended dividends for now, but at least some of them could start paying them again. What actually happens will depend on the state of the economy and growth prospects. I reckon though, that even then BT’s yield would be quite competitive.According to Financial Times data, analysts forecast BT’s share price to be at an average of 138p one year from now. That looks optimistic going by the trend over the past years. If this plays out and the BT share price remains at this level up to 2022 as well, the yield would still be at 5.6%, even if I bought the share only then. For an investor with at least a three- to five-year horizon in mind, buying the BT share is unlikely to result in a loss. I’d consider buying it today.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. This is why I think the BT share price is a bargain buy in the stock market crashcenter_img Manika Premsingh owns shares of BT GROUP PLC ORD 5P. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

3 reasons why buying top British stocks could help me outperform the FTSE 100 this year

first_img Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 Image source: Getty Images. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Some investors don’t realise the extent to which the FTSE 100 is truly international. Even though constituents within the index are listed on the London Stock Exchange, the revenues and profits don’t have to be earned in the UK. But despite the majority of FTSE 100 firms being net exporters, there are some genuinely British-focused businesses that are in the FTSE 100 too. And it’s these top British stocks that I’d be buying at the moment, as I think they could outperform the index as a whole.Exchange ratesA good example highlighting a difference between ‘international’ firms versus ‘British’ ones is the exchange rate impact. More specifically, the relationship between the British pound (GBP) and the FTSE 100 index. Due to many international firms having to repatriate overseas earnings back into GBP for reporting requirements, a falling GBP actually boosts the FTSE 100 index! 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…Given that GBP has been historically weak against peers over the past couple of years, this has acted as an artificial boost for some large exporters. But with many City analysts forecasting a bounce-back in the value of the pound over the next year, this could be a key reason why British stocks could outperform international ones. If you mainly operate here in the UK, there’s no negative impact of a strengthening pound. As for exporters, the exchange rate could become a hindrance instead of a help.BrexitI acknowledge that this topic is very subjective. I’ll present both sides in the interest of fairness. What some are thinking (which I’m leaning towards) is that the government is actually keen to push for a deal before the deadline of the transition period at the end of the year. If this happens, then positive sentiment will flow through into the stock market. Given that previous Brexit headlines with a positive slant have boosted British stocks, I think this could be the same going forward.For example, housebuilders such as Taylor Wimpey and banks like Lloyds Banking Group saw share price gains on selective days last year that coincided with good Brexit news. Covid-19 government supportThe final reason I think British stocks will outperform this year is thanks to the fiscal stimulus from the government. Even on the world stage, the stimulus provided by the UK is very supportive. For example, UK employers can benefit from the furlough scheme. The higher the employment count for a business in the UK, the larger the benefit will be. Grants, loans and other measures also act as a support network for suppliers and contractors of FTSE 100 British firms. Take a company like Severn Trent, a predominately UK business. Not only does government aid help the business directly, but also indirectly. Suppliers of the firm, be it manufacturers or otherwise, are likely to be UK-based as well. The stimulus these business will have received in turn helps Severn Trent to keep operations running efficiently. This efficiency is unlikely to be as high with international firms listed on the FTSE 100.Overall, local forces at work here in the UK could give top British stocks a real boost in the mid term. I think it could outperform the FTSE 100 as an index, and so would take action by looking to buy into these firms now, for the rally to come. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons why buying top British stocks could help me outperform the FTSE 100 this year Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Would I buy or sell these top-performing UK shares?

first_imgThe company, which also operates auto repair centres, releases its latest set of full-year numbers next month. While the inevitably good numbers should push the shares higher, a cautious outlook could do the opposite. After all, trading may be about to get tougher as the UK prepares to fully unlock.Halfords faces two problems: those with bikes won’t be in a hurry to replace them and people now want to spend their money on things they’ve been itching to do. On top of this, it still presents as a pretty unexceptional company without last year’s unexpected tailwind. Margins are low. Returns on capital — what it makes on the money it invests in itself — are also very average.I wouldn’t buy and might even sell some if I needed cash to invest in what I see as a better growth pick.AO WorldAnother company that’s done well out of the pandemic has been online domestic appliance seller AO World (LSE: AO). In fact, it was one of the best-performing UK shares last year. The share price rocketed from 57p a pop in April 2020 to 411p a share by 31 December.Since then, however, we’ve seen sentiment turn. I don’t think this is surprising. CEO John Roberts is confident that AO will “continue to be a double-digit growth business in the year ahead,” but the market seems to think otherwise. On 29 times earnings, the stock also looks pretty expensive for a company with no discernible moat or market-leading position. Will customers remain loyal? I’m sceptical.  Prior to Covid-19, AO was a loss-making, ‘jam tomorrow’ stock. Without evidence that it can continue to thrive in normal market conditions, I’d be taking some profit here if I hadn’t already started doing so.Gear4musicMultiple UK lockdowns have also been kind to online musical instrument seller Gear4music (LSE: G4M). Over the last year, the share price has leapt 225%! The question now is whether this momentum can be sustained after the company reports to the market on 22 June. Tragic though the global pandemic is, it’s also been a boon to many companies. The question their shareholders now face is whether to continue buying, retain what they have or start selling. I’m a long-term investor and don’t sell often. So what would I do with three UK shares that thrived in 2020? For a start, I’d only buy one!HalfordsBike and car parts retailer Halfords (LSE: HFD) was a huge beneficiary of the push to exercise during lockdowns. With movement restricted and most shops and all leisure facilities closed, what could be better than peddling the misery away? Sales duly rocketed, followed by its share price.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… Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Would I buy or sell these top-performing UK shares? Paul Summers | Wednesday, 26th May, 2021 | More on: AO G4M HFD The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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.center_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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. Like Halfords, Gear4music faces some tough comparisons going forward. While playing music can be a lifelong pursuit, one has to wonder whether people have all the guitars, drums and trumpets they need for now. G4M’s small-cap status also means it’s more susceptible to big share price moves compared to the average FTSE 100 juggernaut. If investors get nervous, the party could be (temporarily) over.But the long-term growth prospects are surely excellent thanks to the gradual reduction of independent musical instrument retailers on the high street. For this reason, I’d be happy to hold this UK share. If the shares fall back next month, I’d back up the truck and buy too. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

17×17 House / Matías Imbern

first_imgArchDaily Projects Architects: Matías Imbern Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784869/casa-17×17-matias-imbern Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías Imbern+ 22 Share Argentina 17×17 House / Matías ImbernSave this projectSave17x17 House / Matías Imbern CopyHouses•Funes, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784869/casa-17×17-matias-imbern Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Team Members:Andrés Acosta, León Carpman, Federico LoccoEngineering Consultant:Str. Engr. Gustavo BordacharCity:FunesCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Matías ImbernRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The project is structured to frame the park by using two distinct pieces, the house, located on the front, and the pool, located in the back of the lot. According to this, both pieces designed to occupy the entire width of the lot within the edificatory limits. The width, 17m., is replicated to the back of the lot, obtaining a square of 17×17, into which the proposal is organized.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías ImbernThe house is set on two floors of great contrast. The first floor contains the intimate spaces, with a stronger image that gives an architectural, climatic and structural response by using concrete as the dominant materiality of the project. The ground floor accommodates the social spaces, organized through a grid system that allows visual and light permeability. Glass and white plaster act as a socket which ‘elevates’ concrete from the ground, increasing its presence, emphasized by the cantilevers at both ends. Finally, a central double-height links both floors while fragments the functional program, determining the coexistence of three quasi-autonomous houses: the Social House, the Parents House and the Kids House.Save this picture!1st Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Matías ImbernSave this picture!2nd Floor PlanThe horizontal porosity of housing that links the front of the lot with the park, is enhanced with the introduction of seven skylights enabling the entry of daylight in specific sectors of greater intimacy and/or lower sunlight. In turn, a small patio separates the kitchen from the living-room, but emphasizes the visual continuity of the ground floor. In this sector, the concrete structure is raised by small section metal columns that are hidden by the aluminum window frames, enabling the spatial merging among kitchen, living-room, gallery and park.Save this picture!Courtesy of Matías ImbernSave this picture!Section DDSave this picture!Courtesy of Matías ImbernProject gallerySee allShow lessPRODUCTORA’s Pavilion on the Zocalo Wins MCHAP.emerge 2014/2015Architecture News”It’s Liquid Architecture” Design Student Awards 2016Student Competitions Share 17×17 House / Matías Imbern Houses CopyAbout this officeMatías ImbernOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFunesArgentinaPublished on April 04, 2016Cite: “17×17 House / Matías Imbern” 04 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

DMA announces awards shortlists

first_img  21 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has announced the finalists for its annual awards, with several charities and voluntary sector agencies in the shortlist.In the Markets category, the RSPCA together with MC&C and Whitewater and Sense with Watson Phillips & Norman are shortlisted in the Fundraising award. Booktrust and Kitcat Nohr Alexander Shaw are also shortlisted in the business to consumer (miscellaneous) award.For the Media category, shortlisted entries include Amnesty International and Different Kettle, Unicef and WWAV Rapp Collins in the Inserts award and Prostate Cancer Research Foundation with the Communications Agency and the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust with catchpole&friends in the Multiple Media award. The Samantha Dickson Trust is also shortlisted for the Business Direct Mail (low volume) award. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Awards Individual giving Creativity sees Amnesty International and Different Kettle shortlisted in the Copy award, Save the Children and Proximity London in the Art Direction award and Prostate Cancer Research Foundation and The Communications Agency in the Creative Solutions award.In Strategy, Cancer Research UK and OgilvyOne Worldwide head up the Brand Building shortlist, with Save the Children and Proximity London in the Customer Acquisition award.The awards take place at the DMA Awards Ball on 4 December at the Grosvenor House Hotel. DMA announces awards shortlistslast_img read more

The Huntington Purchases Rare Pasteur, Austen Family, and “Wicked Ned” Collections

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Community News HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it David E. Marshall (“Wicked Ned”), Right Whale, ca. 1851, watercolor. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens added important rare material to its history of science collection recently: handwritten research notes by Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) on the brewing of beer, furthering the scientist’s understanding of the fermentation process; and, for the manuscripts collection more generally—1,000 pages by a sailor and largely self-taught writer and artist who called himself “Wicked Ned,” and a collection of unpublished letters, poems, and other material from the family of Jane Austen.The Huntington’s Library Collectors’ Council purchased the collections at its annual meeting earlier this month. “These are each spectacular additions to the library,” said David Zeidberg, Avery Director of the Library at The Huntington. “And while Pasteur and Austen may be household names and those materials are compelling in their own right, I have to say, the Wicked Ned material is absolutely stunning.”The Library Collectors’ Council is a group of 37 families who help support acquisitions. It was formed to augment the collections by helping to purchase materials that the institution otherwise could not afford.Highlights of the newly purchased materials:Louis Pasteur’s notes on brewing beerPasteur, the French chemist known for his important discoveries that led to vaccines and other major milestones in disease prevention, was a pioneer in the study of fermentation. It was studying fermentation, in fact, that led him to focus on and promote the process that ultimately became known as pasteurization—initially developed to keep wine and beer from souring, and then later used to preserve milk. The eight leaves of Pasteur’s lab notes on beer brewing from the 1870s “demonstrate how he knew that what he was doing with beer would provide conceptual tools for developing vaccines against anthrax and would lead eventually to rabies inoculations,” said Melissa Lo, Huntington curator in the history of science.The notes—scribbled on various sizes of paper, in black ink and blue and black pencil— also reveal a politically motivated scientist trying to help his country, which recently had been defeated in the Franco-Prussian War. If he could help his countrymen figure out how to brew a better beer, said Lo, he could thus help the French continue to rally against the Prussians. Ultimately, his work in fermentation helped transform the beer industry throughout the rest of the century. Based on his work, his fellow Frenchmen began to heat their concoctions to at least 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) to kill off putrid microbes. By the early decades of the 1880s, German and American brewers followed suit, and “pasteurization’”—this was when the term was coined—started being practiced worldwide. “It just goes to show,” quipped Lo, “that a little bit of beer goes a long way.”The Huntington has a sizable Pasteur collection, among the best in the country, said Lo. “These notes provide a key window into a particular area in the history of science, but my sense is that these may well be of interest to researchers who more and more are investigating the history of food and drink, as well as hand-crafted beer.”Wicked NedAlso purchased was a treasure trove of writings, drawings, and watercolors created by a remarkable 19th-century New England seaman. David E. Marshall, who adopted the pseudonym Wicked Ned, had a colorful maritime career and considerable literary and artistic talent. A son of a Connecticut sea captain, Marshall first went to sea at the age of 13 and remained in the service of “Daddy Neptune” for the rest of his life, serving, he wrote,“on every type of boat, from a clam boat to a 74, and in all capacities, from cook to captain.”In the 1820s, he sailed on ships “of dubious character,” as he characterized them, and was essentially a pirate. Later on, he worked on the Great Britain, the largest sailing passenger ship of the time, and in the 1840s, he made several trips around the world on whaling ships. In the 1850s, he was employed as the captain’s clerk on board two frigates of the United States Navy, the Raritan and the Savannah. During the Civil War, Marshall served as a naval quartermaster on transport ships of the Union Navy.A quintessential autodidact—Marshall was expelled from school when he was 10— “Wicked Ned” was an accomplished writer and extraordinarily gifted artist. In his lavishly illustrated manuscript journals, Marshall documented his adventures, reflected on American political and social ills, recorded his innermost thoughts, and composed poetry, including a long poem depicting his 1846 whaling voyage.“One of Marshall’s most fascinating journal entries is a rather savage diatribe denouncing Christian missionaries’ efforts to enlighten the ‘savages’ of the Sandwich Islands,” said Olga Tsapina, Norris Foundation Curator of American Historical Manuscripts. “Marshall even switches to red ink, as if to make the paper blush with outrage. Stripped of their native identity, the Sandwich Islanders were robbed of their national pride. Marshall wrote:‘ever since he has become partially civilized and enlightened, the comparison he has been able to draw between his own and other countries has created an unnatural loathing towards his own race, or that memory still clings with regret to the customs and affectations of former days.’”The poem depicting Marshall’s whaling journey ends with a scene of a burial at sea. The deceased mariner, Marshall writes, was “one, real nature’s son, / A native of New Zealand savage land,” and “each hardy seaman” sighed for him. Marshall continues: “and cheeks were wet which tears have seldom wet,” for “he was generous, noble, and was brave.”“Wicked Ned’s journals offer a very rare glimpse into the lives of sailors and mariners, generally less given to keeping elaborate journals than their higher-ups,” said Tsapina. “To get these kinds of depictions and his insights—it’s extraordinary.”The pages of the three large folio volumes are accompanied by some 200 striking watercolors, pencil, and ink drawings depicting Marshall’s exploits, recollecting his adventures, and fondly recalling his New England home. “From a purely documentary standpoint, these are extremely rare and wonderful visual insights into what a sailor’s life was like,” said Tsapina. “But the quality of the drawings are astonishing—remarkable for a self-taught artist.”Leigh Family Papers (Jane Austen’s Mother was Cassandra Leigh)The Council also acquired 52 unpublished letters, poems, and other materials from Jane Austen’s mother’s family, the Leighs of Adlestrop. The collection spans six generations, capturing intimate family relationships across time.“This is a deeply personal collection of family papers that draws back the curtain on the formalities of society in 17th- and 18th-century England,” said Vanessa Wilkie, William A. Moffett Curator of English Historical Manuscripts. “We’re looking at correspondence revealing the intimate, mundane, playful, and tragic aspects of the times.” The collection spans almost 200 years, with a range of voices from within one lineage. “You get a dear mother, affectionate father, dear son, dear cousin, dear brother, dear little niece, dear Madame, and even A. Nonymous,who writes a really funny letter that cautions against the dangers of falling in love with Miss Fortune.”Historians and literary scholars continue to mine the legacy of Jane Austen, already well studied. These materials provide an unpublished window into her mother’s side of the family. It does not include Jane Austen material; most of her letters were burned by her sister after her death. The collection supplements other Leigh family material already in The Huntington’s possession.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.Visitor informationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission on weekdays: $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12 students (ages 12–18 or with full-time student I.D.), $8 youth (ages 5–11), free for children under 5. Group rate, $11 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission on weekends: $23 adults, $18 seniors, $13 students, $8 youth, free for children under 5. Group rate, $14 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission is free to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month with advance tickets. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Visual Arts The Huntington Purchases Rare Pasteur, Austen Family, and “Wicked Ned” Collections Library Collectors’ Council acquires renowned scientist’s lab notes,as well as rare material by 19th-century sailor and autodidact “Wicked Ned”and letters, poems, and other material by members of Jane Austen’s family From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | 12:18 pm Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

New thinking on the future of Limerick

first_imgTwitter TAGSIntelligence Unit IUMusic LimerickUL Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsNew thinking on the future of LimerickBy John Keogh – July 25, 2013 900 UNIVERSITY of Limerick think tank, ‘The Intelligence Unit (IU)’ is showcasing a series of ideas for the future of the city at an exhibition launched this week at the Limerick City Gallery of Art.The Intelligence Unit is a collaboration between the School of Architecture and the Kemmy Business School involving an eight-week programme where graduates and faculty bring their collective ideas and experiences to consider future directions for Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This work was undertaken in the context of the recent publication of the Limerick 2030 plan.Four important themes emerged from the researchers’ analysis including: developing artisanal food networks, special areas of conservation, the occupation of the Georgian quarter and a programme to incentivise participation in education and upskilling.Professor of architecture Merritt Bucholz said: “This is one opportunity to really change the city. After so many attempts to solve Limerick’s problems, it’s time to get new, fresh, design-led thinking.“The School of Architecture has been producing IU workshops for several years, and it’s from this basis that the current project has emerged. This year has been a new departure for us. The collaboration with Stephen Kinsella and his colleagues at the KBS is helping to make our ideas realisable. This is only the beginning.”One of the projects on food networks has already resulted in a new business being created – ArtFoodNet, which will launch later this year with two of the IU researchers as company directors.Senior economics lecturer Dr Stephen Kinsella said: “IU has the potential to change how we do policy design in this country, and now we’ve proven the concept I think we need to make this model more widespread.”The project brought people from outside academia to input and help test the robustness of the ideas including policy makers and entrepreneurs such as Paul Williams from Canteen Food Limerick, MobaNode CEO Shane Mc Allister, city officials, local residents and more.The exhibition will run until this Friday, July 26. Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin Previous articleDangerous dog on the looseNext articleLimerick writer longlisted for Booker prize John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email WhatsApplast_img read more

Limerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggle

first_imgPicture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILEA GROUP of final year media students in Mary Immaculate College have documented the moving story of former Cork dual player Jamie Wall and his recovery from a spinal injury.Jamie, a former student of the college, had enjoyed success as a major player in the Rebels 2010 All-Ireland minor football team that lost to Tyrone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He also played for three years on the U-21 team, while also claiming a place on the 2012 and 2013 U-21 hurling squads.However he was cruelly struck down with a spinal injury in June of last year.After suffering from “a dull pain” in the middle of his back that quickly worsened, Jamie was diagnosed with an epidural abscess on the spine, which has since left him paralysed from the midriff down.The bravery demonstrated by Jamie in the documentary of his battle to resume at the very least the ability to walk has won him admirers all over the country.The makers of the documentary said: “Jamie has persevered as an inspirational and motivational character who never gives up and is constantly striving to get back to his full health.“Having to go through such adverse challenges yet maintaining and continuing in perseverance with an amazing positive attitude continues to not only inspire and touch those who know him but has also embraced the wider community with his passion and strength to keep battling forward.”To view the documentary, go to Jamie’s blog on www.friendsofjamiewall.ie. Previous articleDo the Elephant WalkNext articleCycle to support school for the deaf John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Facebook TAGSFriends of Jamie WallJamie WallMary Immaculate College Linkedin Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day NewsLimerick students document hurler’s paralysis struggleBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 609 MIC Societies scoop four Board of Irish College Societies national awards Printcenter_img New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste WhatsApp Email Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more