Sportech in £51m deal for US bets firm

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Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects

first_img Year:  Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects Area:  1685 m² Area:  1685 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySave this picture!© Romil ShethRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Located in the verdant environs of eastern Goa, the Think Tank Retreat is composed of eight living units and an alternate health centre. The ancillary programs of the health centre (massage rooms, a conference facility and kitchen) are conceived as independent boxes that are integrated on a common plinth under a large clay tile roof. The terraces of each of these separate boxes are also accessible and serve as useable covered spaces for informal meetings, yoga, and meditation.Save this picture!© Rajesh VoraNatural cross ventilation, built in insulation through the double roof and concerns of the building weathering gracefully with minimal maintenance in the tropical climate of Goa were the central concerns in the design strategy. In addition the use of local materials for the primary building elements: laterite walls (quarried within a 5 km radius of the site) and the clay tiles ( made locally) for the roof localize and extend the indigenous building traditions in the locality.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessPortland State University’s School of Architecture launches Center for Public Intere…ArticlesUIO Tullinkvartalet – New University Building for the Faculty of Law at the Universi…Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Valpoi, Goa, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: RMA Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeRMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingHealthcare ArchitectureResidentialIndiaPublished on May 27, 2013Cite: “Think Tank Retreat / RMA Architects” 27 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore 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 stream Photographs ArchDaily 2009 “COPY”center_img 2009 Think Tank Retreat / RMA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThink Tank Retreat / RMA ArchitectsSave this picture!© Romil ShethSocial Housing•India Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Romil Sheth, Rajesh VoraPhotographs:  Romil Sheth, Rajesh Vora, Courtesy of RMA Architects+ 13 Share India “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ

first_imgManufacturers: Extralum, Veneta Cucine, Lesco Wood CopyApartments, Residential•San José, Costa Rica Costa Rica Projects Architects: JSARQ Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Janine Schneider Photographs:  Fernando Alda Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJSARQOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialSan JoseSan JoséCosta RicaPublished on September 12, 2017Cite: “ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ” 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  4000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Structural Design:BA Ingenieria; Bernardo SauterElectric And Mechanical Design:Juan Carlos UlateConstruction Team:Bilco; Maynor Alvarez, Bernardo Alfaro, Daniel Vega, Alberto FallasDesign Team Jsarq:Francisco Vasquez, Ricardo SaborioCity:San JoséCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando AldaText description provided by the architects. ONE seeks to differentiate itself from all other real estate development projects in San José. Looking to challenge traditional vertical design, characterized by a building with identical floors, ONE has given an exclusive identity to each of its units.Save this picture!Concept SketchesThe building was designed from the inside out. Internal spaces are perfectly rectangular and easy to furnish, allowing one to take maximum advantage of each square foot. The building was also designed from the outside in to prove that a minimalistic, dynamic, unusual and playful aesthetic can indeed embellish the city.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe design concept is based on rectangular modules that constitute the building’s very essence. These modules appear to slide sideways, back and forth. This provides each unit with a unique identity and generates one-of-a-kind cantilever balconies and terraces.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaConcrete and wood imbue the building with lightness and strength. These materials also require minimal maintenance and offer maximum durability over time. They also endow the building with a timeless elegance and a modern feel.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe lobbies were also designed with distinctive finishes and colors, to reinforce the individual experience of each apartment. Thus, the same building will offer a myriad of unique visiting experiences.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaWith 9-foot, floor to ceiling windows, featuring light finishes, the city, and the park will seep into the apartment’s internal spaces. Three-bedroom apartments feature east to west views, thus providing cross ventilation in the social area and making the internal space much cooler.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe pool and jacuzzi area feature an exquisite Calcutta marble wall, which endows the space with a distinctive character. This element brings the building’s organic and free landscaping together with its natural surroundings—the park.Save this picture!© Fernando AldaThe fitness center features a stunning yellow ceiling, providing this area with character and energy. The project drew inspiration from the many ways in which it can be experienced: from visiting the apartments and relaxing in the common areas to admiring the façade from the street.Project gallerySee allShow lessOMA and FABRICations Win Competition to Transform Former Prison Complex in AmsterdamArchitecture NewsThe Real Star of The Apple Keynote? ARKit Augmented Reality TechnologyArticlesProject locationAddress:San José Province, San José, Costa RicaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs ONE Apartment Building / JSARQSave this projectSaveONE Apartment Building / JSARQ ONE Apartment Building / JSARQ “COPY” 2017 Apartments Year:  Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Fernando Alda+ 18 Sharelast_img read more

Mario Ybarra Jr. and SLANGUAGE at Pasadena City College

first_img Community News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 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. Mario Ybarra Jr., Fresh, 2014. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 60 x 48” (left). SLanguage Studio with visiting curator Gunner B. Kvaran 2009 (right). Photo courtesy Anne Tereda.Mario Ybarra Jr.‘s art practice inhabits the intersection of the globalized “art world” and the specific cultural experiences of Mexican-Americans living in Southern California. His work has adopted many forms—including sculptural installation, painting, photography and performance—extending to the socially engaged activities of the collective Slanguage, which he co-founded with Karla Diaz in 2002. Based in Wilmington, California, Slanguage embraces what the group calls “a three-pronged approach to art-making,” including education, community-building, and interactive exhibitions.Mario Ybarra Jr. is Pasadena City College’s annual artist in residence for 2015. In keeping with his expansive attitude toward his role as an artist, Mario Ybarra Jr.’s residency at PCC will include two gallery exhibitions and the premier performance of a new work by Karla Diaz.At the Boone Family Art Gallery, “Like a Cow Visiting a Butcher Shop…,” features a new series of paintings by Ybarra Jr.; these emerged from a 2013 project of the same name that he presented at the ARCOmadrid contemporary art fair in Spain. When finding himself in the role of an artist at a large international art fair, Ybarra Jr. has remarked, he felt something like the cow in his title.In Gallery V-108, seven collaborators in Slanguage — Yadira Agredano, Armando Cortes, Carmen Maria Hernandez, Antonio De Jesus Lopez, Monica A. Martinez, Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez and Emilio Venegas Jr. — present their recent work in an exhibition titled â€œNoise/Light.”In the Center for the Arts Theatre (one night only, February 26), Karla Diaz presents “Fearless (Except when Riding a Roller Coaster),” a series of vignettes about fear based on dreams, newspaper clippings and Karla’s memoirs.A brochure accompanies the exhibitions.About the Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence ProgramMario Ybarra Jr. is Pasadena City College’s annual artist-in-residence for 2015. The college launched an ambitious program in 1987 that brings prominent artists for a weeklong stay on campus, where the artists interact closely with students, faculty, and the larger campus community. In addition to his exhibition in the Boone Family Art Gallery, Casey Reas will spend the week of February 23 – 27 on campus, during which time he will present a public lecture and, with his collarborators, offer workshops and presentations to PCC students.Through this program, PCC has hosted celebrated artists such as painters Wayne Thiebaud and Masami Teraoka; installation artists Alexis Smith and Alison Saar; quilt maker Faith Ringgold; eco-political art collective Futurefarmers; illustrator and “futurist” Syd Mead, graphic artist and comics author Gary Panter, artist and software designer Casey Reas and photographers Abelardo Morell, Eileen Cowin and William Wegman. Each of the artists have donated works of art to the college; these are displayed in the college’s Shatford Library and Boone Sculpture Garden. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribecenter_img HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Education Mario Ybarra Jr. and SLANGUAGE at Pasadena City College Featuring a performance by Karla Diaz at Center for the Arts Theatre Published on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 | 5:03 pm Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Links Kick Off Holiday Season with Sold-Out Holiday Jazz Brunch

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff Gatherings The Links Kick Off Holiday Season with Sold-Out Holiday Jazz Brunch From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 14, 2015 | 1:30 am Community News Top of the News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of the Links, Incorporated helped kick off the 2015 Holiday Season with a rousing holiday jazz brunch “Christmas with the Links” on Sunday December 6, 2015 in Paseo Colorado’s Noor Ballroom. Guests have already requested Pasadena-Altadena Links members keep them posted on the next chapter soiree. Proceeds from this year’s holiday affair will benefit the chapter’s Links-Up for Success: Connecting through Mentoring program, scholarships, and other chapter initiatives. Links chapter members and guests attended from across the nation, with some in attendance from as far away as Houston, TX, Orange County, CA and San Francisco, CA. One of the guest included the 11th Western Area Director, Link Thelma J. Rice, a member of the Inglewood-Pacific chapter of the Links. 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The afternoon wrapped up with Roscoe Owens and his Jazz Trio getting the well-dressed crowd on its feet for dancing and swaying to contemporary jams as well as soulful jazz. Make a comment The Pasadena-Altadena Links wishes the Greater Pasadena community, a Happy Holidays and a Blessed New Year. To learn more information about the chapter please visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe For over 50 years, The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, has served our communities by offering resources to empower adults and children, providing tutoring and mentoring programs for youth and encouraging civic involvement. The chapter has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students in the Pasadena Unified School District. After shopping several trendy local vendors, and noshing on the superb brunch, guests were enthralled by former chapter scholarship recipient, Morgan Duff Tucker. She gave a heartwarming speech where she recounted how the Links scholarship enabled her to have funds for her personal educational needs while attending and later graduating in 2013 from USC. The sold-out affair, which raised $30K, featured greetings by Chapter President, Yvonne Hill, followed by a warm welcome from event co-chairs Charmayne Mills-Ealy, Faye Davidson, and Dr. Karen Guinn Radley. Cheryl Myers, chapter Vice President gave a summary of the current initiatives along with highlighting its impact on the local community for the past 52 years. 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Win with empathy: Collective responsibility, diversity and flexibility top priorities for US organizations in…

first_img Win with empathy: Collective responsibility, diversity and flexibility top priorities for US organizations in 2021, according to new Mercer study Twitter TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Previous articleWestlake Financial Identifies Significant Portion of All Income Misrepresentation with IncomePass™ by Point PredictiveNext articleFisher & Paykel and DCS Appliances Return to 2021 Virtual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show Digital AIM Web Support Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 last_img read more

Brundidge sets budget at $10 million

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The council also considered the request for the rezoning of property located on Galloway Road from R-3 multi-family residential to MHR mobile home residential. No one spoke on the request.Following the public hearing the council held its regular November meeting. The council voted to put liens on the Griffin and Wheeler properties in the amount of the efforts necessary to bring the properties into compliance with the weed control ordinance.After discussion about the size of the property being requested for re-zoning, the council voted to carry the request over to the next meeting. The council will consider that the re-zoning would affect a larger area than indicated. Latest Stories The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The meetings will be held at Brundidge City Hall. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Skip Brundidge sets budget at $10 millioncenter_img Print Article The Brundidge City Council held a public hearing prior to its Tuesday meeting at Brundidge City Hall to consider the assessment of property regarding the city’s weed control ordinance and the rezoning of property.The council considered resolutions concerning properties that are, according to the city’s weed control ordinance, weed nuisances. The properties belong to William Griffin, John Street, and Sir Lawrence Wheeler, 7th Avenue.No one was in attendance to represent either property. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017 City Manager Britt Thomas said the rezoning would be for the entirety of the property and would allow for more than one mobile home to be located there at other points in time.The council adopted the city’s FY2018 budget in the amount of $10,012,578.In other business, the council voted to accept the Southeast Alabama Gas District’s franchise agreement that would be in effect for the next 30 years. The council also agreed to concur with the Pike County Commission and roll over the Haynes Ambulance contract for another year under the same terms as the present contract.The council voted to change the times of its December meetings from 6 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December  5 to allow for participation in the city’s Christmas Parade and to 1:30 p.m. on December 19 so as to follow the city’s Christmas luncheon. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Heavens ring at the Old Country Church The Singing at the Old Country Church “would make the heavens ring” and ring they did Sunday afternoon for one… read more Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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

Illinois hospital forced to divert patients as floodwaters rush in; motorists stranded

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ROCKFORD, Ill.) — An Illinois hospital halted intake on Monday after a storm battered parts of the state with heavy rain and flooding that left some residents stranded in there cars.Mercy Hospital in Rockford, Illinois, had to divert incoming patients to nearby hospitals on Monday after parts of the facility flooded, hospital officials said.“At this point all incoming patients are being diverted to other hospitals. All patients who are here are safe and not being evacuated,” officials said late Monday. “The hospital has put together an incident command team that is managing the situation.”“This is a Particularly Dangerous Situation,” the service said in a statement. “If you live in a low lying area, seek higher ground now! Do not drive through flooded roadways as you may and will get stranded easily.”The storm knocked out power for some and caused manholes to pop from their casings, according to local reports.Some motorists were left stranded in their cars, according to Rockford ABC affiliate WTVO, which obtained video of a man being rescued by a group of good Samaritans.Things were also bad in other parts of the Upper Midwest, including Wisconsin, where an elderly man died after his vehicle got caught in flood waters on Sunday. The victim, a 75-year-old man, was found in a ditch about 60 feet away from his vehicle in White River, authorities said.Residents in Upper Michigan got as much as 7 inches of rain by Monday, causing bridges and roads to collapse.Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a “state of disaster” on Monday for counties where the flooding had caused the most infrastructural damages.“I have declared a state of disaster for Houghton and Menominee counties after severe weather and heavy rainfall struck both counties, resulting in widespread flooding damage,” Snyder said in a statement. “This declaration will ensure additional state resources are available so that damages can be repaired as quickly as possible.”Heat remains in SoutheastSeveral record highs were tied or broken Monday, including in Albany, New York, where it was 97 degrees.The worst of the heat is done in the Great Lakes and the Northeast. The heat moves into the Southeast and parts of mid-Mississippi Valley where heat advisories and warnings stretch from Missouri to South Carolina.The worst heat index temperatures Tuesday will be south of Washington, D.C., into the Carolinas and west into the Ohio Valley and Mississippi Valley.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Reproductive trade-offs in caridean shrimps

first_img1. Volume, dry mass and nutrient content were measured in eggs from four species of polar caridean shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda): Chorismus antarcticus, Notocrangon antarcticus and Nematocarcinus lanceopes from the Weddell Sea (Antarctic), and Eualus gaimardii from Svalbard (Arctic). Mean egg dry mass was positively correlated with female dry mass in all species, although this was not statistically significant in Notocrangon. 2. In all species examined (Chorismus, Eualus, Notocrangon) there was a small but significant trade-off between egg dry mass and fecundity when the effect of female dry mass on both variables was taken into account. The reason for this trade-off is not clear, but it argues against the suggestion that there should be a minimum egg size to ensure sufficient reserves with additional resources being directed to larger eggs only when food is plentiful. There was no relation between egg dry mass and female post-spawning condition in any species once the effect of female mass had been allowed for. 3. Data from intraspecific studies of polar shrimps and gammarid amphipods indicate that overall investment by the female (reproductive output) and investment per offspring (egg size) are not linked. Although selection acting over evolutionary time scales must set the overall constraints to these variables, the results presented here suggest that the class of reproductive ecology models that relate overall investment to investment per offspring are not appropriate for marine invertebrates. Furthermore, refinement of existing models will need to incorporate the trade-off between brood size and egg size, and co-variation of egg size with female size.last_img read more

Orderrrr! What former Speaker of the House John Bercow really thinks now he’s free

first_imgJust a few weeks after leaving his job as Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow entranced an initially sceptical audience during Friday’s Negotiator Conference, revealing opinions on Brexit, Boris Johnson, his impartiality, who will win the election. Here’s our summary of his fascinating and sometimes electrifying presentation.Brexit “If the Conservatives can get an overall majority of at least 15 or 20 then phase one of Brexit (the transposition into law of the withdrawal agreement) will happen within a few weeks of the election.“If that for you ladies and gentlemen means ‘getting Brexit done’ then great. But remember it’s just an important first stage that will work out the divorce bill and sort out the Northern Ireland question.“But getting the trade agreements with the EU, the US and the rest of the world completed will then have to be sorted out – along with agreements on security, climate change, human trafficking and identity theft, for example.“This will all take five years but the final sorting out of Brexit will take another ten years so it is perfectly conceivable that we will be debating Brexit for the next 15 years.“I am happy now to tell you, now that I am free of the constraints of office, to say that my honest opinion is – and I respect the opinion of those who disagree with me – that Brexit is the greatest foreign policy blunder of the post war period.“It is bad for the country – we may be able to offset its worst effects – but it remains a mistake and across Europe people are puzzled why we have chosen to leave one of the biggest power blocks in the world and our biggest trade partner.  It is a monumental folly.”General Election“I won’t sit on the fence. As things stand the Conservatives are heading for a majority in double figures, and possibly more, although this depends on the outcome within 100 key margin constituencies.“The ‘Let’s get Brexit done’ message resonates with voters fatigued by Brexit. I completely understand.”Impartiality“The speaker’s job is not be a nodding donkey or craven lickspittle for the government but instead to stand up for MPs individually and parliament institutionally,” he said.“I wasn’t pro government or pro opposition; I was pro parliament. I accept that parliament has been much criticised, but it was discharging its duty to look at and question, probe and challenge and sometimes contradict the government of the day.“Politicians are always accused of not doing what they say they will do after gaining power, but I hope that I have done what I did promise to do, even if it meant getting some flack and making controversial decisions and becoming a marmite character.”John Bercow General Election Boris Johnson Brexit December 2, 2019Nigel Lewis4 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 2nd December 2019 at 12:30 pmHi Julian and Nigel, I was in the audience at the conference and thought John for 98% of his very engaging ‘Ted talk on steroids’ – on being a speaker and of course Brexit and the election, he was extremely non-political, only voicing his own views on Brexit as almost an aside. I also feel that everyone would be interested to know John Bercow’s position as well, given he is not standing for election and so could comment on his own view. It was a very humorous, and witty talk, which would have been of great interest to anyone, whichever side of the political spectrum they came from.Log in to ReplyNigel Lewis, Online Editor, The Negotiator Online Editor, The Negotiator 2nd December 2019 at 9:42 amThanks Julian – take your point. But we would have published this article whatever his views; and love him or loathe him for his outlook on Brexit, he was at the centre of British politics for ten years.More importantly, he also talked about will happen as we exit the EU and how long it will take, which is crucial for estate agents to understand because the process has a profound effect on the housing market.Log in to ReplyJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 2nd December 2019 at 11:01 amHis comments are just his opinion (skewed of course) and are more general fiscal economics related, of which where do you draw the line on relevancy.The housing market however has been more destroyed initially by stamp duty and taxation on private landlords (ripping the rug out of the lower market) than anything Bercow says; in fact it’s his meddling and that of remoan MPs that has caused this year of total shambles and taken uncertainly levels though the roof. Had they just got on with it and stuck to the decision and left, good or bad, it would have been less uncertain than it has been. Uncertainty is worse than certainty and he and others have created a ton of it.Log in to ReplyJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 2nd December 2019 at 9:16 amA total disgrace of an individual, what has this article even got to do with Estate Agency exactly? Nothing. If he were pro-Brexit, would you have published it? No.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Orderrrr! What former Speaker of the House John Bercow really thinks now he’s free previous nextRegulation & LawOrderrrr! What former Speaker of the House John Bercow really thinks now he’s freeReleased from the shackles of office, Bercow told a packed room at The Negotiator Conference on Friday his views on Brexit, the General Election and accusations that he was not impartial as Speaker.Nigel Lewis2nd December 20194 Comments2,431 Viewslast_img read more