AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Horse racing Tags: OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino 24th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Regions: UK & Ireland British greyhound racing suspended amid lockdown All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The measures were announced last night (23 March) and will last for three weeks, after which they will be reviewed. All non-essential shops will close with immediate effect, while people may only leave their house once per day per exercise and gatherings of more than two people that do not live in the same household are not permitted.Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) managing director Mark Bird said that while all racing would be suspended either way, he would appreciate more clarity in the Prime Minister’s statement regarding whether work is considered a “gathering”. It had originally moved all events behind closed doors from 21 March.“In responding to tonight’s PM’s announcement we have to suspend all racing tomorrow as this is the responsible thing to do,” Greyhound Board of Great Britain managing director Mark Bird said. “However there remains a need to clarify the government position in terms of ‘gatherings’ and ‘work’. I have contacted our contacts in Defra and DCMS and await their urgent clarification on these points.“The GBGB has planned for this eventuality and we are ready to meet it head on. I firmly believe that the UK racing greyhound community are of the same stoic mind. Let’s remain calm and we will carry on.”The GBGB joins the British Horseracing Authority in suspending all UK racing. Horse races were initially to be held behind closed doors, before a suspension was announced the next day.Ladbrokes Coral operator GVC said the loss of regular horse racing – after the loss the Aintree and Ascott festivals, which had already been considered in an earlier trading update – would lead to an earnings decline of £20m-£25m.On 20 March, Johnson ordered all betting shops and casinos in the UK to close, ith the government to review the situation every 28 days. All British greyhound racing has been suspended after Prime Minister Boris Johnson banned all non-essential travel and gatherings of more than two people in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Grand National is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, countless bets are placed, tickets sold and televisions tuned in. Horse racing is one of the most popular sports to bet on in the sports betting industry and betting sites all line up to release the odd of which horses are likely to cross the line first. As the events creep closer you will have endless access to information on the competing horses to help you decide which horse to put your money on when making a daily lucky 15 bet.Tiger RollThe reigning champion of the event for the past two years (2018/2019), Tiger Roll, is a leading contender to make 2020 a hat trick if he competes in the 2020 event… At 10 years old, he is nearing the end of his racing days, as some can retire at the age of 4, but horses can hit their prime at 8 or 9, leading some to race until they’re 12 or possibly older.Tiger Roll was the first to win consecutive Grand National since Red Rum in 1973-74 and would be the first to win three in a row if he competes and is victorious. Burrows SaintAt only seven years old when the event comes around, Burrows Saint is second on the bookies favorite to win, just behind Tiger Roll. The last horse of this age to win the Grand National was back in 1940 and will be his first run in the race, but bookies have faith so keep an eye on him if he lines-up later in the year.Native River The 2019 Grand National saw Native River break a rein, as well as a few mistakes being made during the race. He is a promising contender to win, especially with his experience on the course and another year under his belt. Trained by Mrs. J. Harrington, Native River would be her second win if he is successful in 2020, along with Comply or Die in 2008.Elegant Escape6th place at the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2019 and Welsh national winner 2018, Elegant Escape is a frontrunner for the 2020 Grand National. Despite not having run the track or jumped the fences of the event, his skills are looking enough to get him a win.Pleasant Company Achieving a respectable 2nd place in the 2018 Grand National, but disappointingly unseating his rider in the 2019 race, Pleasant Company is still on the books to win in 2020.Although facing mishaps in 2019, he was on his way to a top finishing spot, running in fourth before losing his jockey. When the races come around, he will be 12 years old which shouldn’t stop him from a victory, with two previous winners of this age since 1995.Give Me A Copper Trainer P.Nicholls has his sight set on the Grand National 2020 after Give Me A Copper won Wincanton. The horse is set to compete at the Becher Chase and Grand Sefton to get some experience before heading into the National in April; getting a feel for Aintree track. TAGSGrand NationalHorse Racing Previous articleFlorida gas prices decline again after setting new 2020 highNext articleHow to Make Different Types of Ribbon Trims Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11
Manufacturers: Alape, Brodware, Concrete Colour Systems, Eco Timber, Fisher & Paykel, Gaggenau, George Fethers, Gessi, Gorenje, Hub Furniture, Liebherr, Life Space Journey, Methven, Parisi, Reece, Signorino, AJAR, Artedomus, Astra Walker, Lovelight, +1ROYAL OAK FLOORS-1 Architects: DKO Architecture, SLAB Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908935/campbell-street-dko-architecture-plus-slab Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908935/campbell-street-dko-architecture-plus-slab Clipboard Area: 304 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Kate Ballis+ 29Curated by María Francisca González Share Photographs Jesse Linardi, Seada Linardi CopyAbout this officeDKO ArchitectureOfficeFollowSLABOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesCollingwoodAustraliaPublished on January 07, 2019Cite: “Campbell Street / DKO Architecture + SLAB” 06 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946866/aroucas-house-ana-de-bastos-plus-filipe-xavier-oliveira Clipboard Houses Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira Portugal Lead Architects: Manufacturers: BRUMA, Ezarri, Sosoares, Valadares, Wicanders, Magres “COPY” Year: Projects 2019 Arouca’s House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraSave this projectSaveArouca’s House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira Area: 93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira+ 39Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Engineers:António José OliveiraBuilder:Construções Leite de Almeida & Filhos, Lda. e Construções Arrifarouca, Lda.City:AroucaCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | Alba“What surprises me most in architecture, as in other techniques is that a project has one life in its built state, but another in its written or drawn state” Aldo Rossi, A Scientific Autobiography (1981)Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraArouca’s house is an example of theory put into practice as the art of knowing how to think the spirit of its time, drawing the potentialities within the existing constraints, ordering construction. The deep structure of architecture understood as a pattern language (Christopher Alexander, 1977) is related to architectural Knowledge and has a four-dimensional meaning that attests its complexity: Know-how to be (Space); Know-how to do (Technique); Know–how to think (Thinking); and finally, Know-how to communicate (Time).Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraTHINKING (Know-how to think)Arouca´s House concept as an “all seeing eye” (semiotics) is related to its layout understood as an “eye seen from the sky”. It observes the landscape facing south while closing towards north in a continuous gesture. The house is developed along the half-moon arch understood as a “upper eyelid”, with the semicircular pool representing the “Iris”.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraArouca’s house, whose clients belong to the construction industry, is a tribute to “freemasons”, architects and engineers, as builders of real architecture, for real people, an ode to the attainable who seeks control over the landscape. By being elevated towards the street it allows the view over the valley and the mountains, taking advantage of natural topography (Genius Locci) searching for a human-nature relationship, characteristic of living in the countryside.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraSPACE (Know-how to be)In spatial terms, Arouca´s House has a double structural genesis: stereotomic ans tectonic. Structure has always a double function: Technical and spatial. It takes advantage of the resistant arched walls for the circulation zones, combined with a reticular skeleton logic for the functional and spatial subdivision.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraThe eccentric volume, in the form of “eyelash” has correspondence to the service áreas, in functional sequence: garage- laundry-patio. Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraThe social and private spaces are developed in a logical, functional and modular sequence, from the most public (living room, kitchen and office) to the most private ( bedrooms and finally suite) forming the “upper eyelid” of the eye.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraThis spatial organization coincides with the structural metrics taking advantage of the corridor as a large arc that runs the length of the house: a “gallery of memories” ( paintings, photographs, etc) – the “retina” of the eye. The orthogonal walls allow the rational and organized distribution of furniture. The living room is the “formed image” of the interior of the house: a large and dynamic space, with tle landscape framed by na exterior gallery that protects it from sun exposure. The shaft-mounted semicircular pool works like the Iris in the general layout.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraTECHNIQUE ( Know-how to do)“Each material has its own message and, to the creative artist, its own song” (Wright, 1928)Reinforced concrete as material choice is the musical note of “petrified music”. It takes advantage of wooden formwork as a façade adornment and tectonic expression of architecture. Concrete natural expression refers to stone masonry constructions, in search of a constructive dialogue between the past, present and the future.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraTIME ( Know-how to Communicate)The surveillance and spectacle society (internet, social media, reality tv) that Guy Debord wisely warned in his work (1967) is here reinterpreted as ”spirit of time”, an allegory to the proverb: “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king “ ( Henry Gordon Wells, 1904).Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraThe demand by customers for a contemporary house that was diferente from the others, was a opportunity for a symbolical and emotional architecture in continuity with the values that characterize Portuguese Northern Architecture – critical regionalism. The critical spirit, product of reflection and synthesis about the spirit of time, was added, using iconographic theology, in search of the universality of the theme – “the all-seeing eye”.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraThe all-seeing eye as a conceptual theme represents a deep thought about human condition, the importance of spirituality and conscience in the construction of a future in continuous mechanization. Edgar Morin ( 1990) in Introduction à la pensée complexe describes the contradictory and mystical nature of man, linked to culture and arts that: “(…) Homo Sapiens is also indissolubly Homo Demens, that Homo Faber is at the same time Homo Ludens, that Homo economicus is at the same time Homo Mythologicus, and finally that Homo Prosaicus is also Homo Poeticus”.Save this picture!Cortesia de Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier OliveiraVilanova Artigas about Architecture once said: “I admire Poets. What they say in two words, we have to express with thousands of bricks” (1973). The price of brick is the same in civil construction and architecture. Architecture as an art of the real, presupposes architects and engineers working in unison, each within their domains of Knowledge. Architecture is not civil construction – it is Architecture. It means knowing how to be though, space, technique and communication all at once.Project gallerySee allShow lessNildo José Office / Nildo JoséSelected ProjectsHome^Dome House / Idoia otegui_arquitecturaSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeFilipe Xavier OliveiraOfficeFollowAna de BastosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPortugalPublished on September 04, 2020Cite: “Arouca’s House / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira” [Casa de Arouca / Ana de Bastos + Filipe Xavier Oliveira] 04 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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TAGSsoccersports Jack Wallace Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleTCU admission website’s new look, languageNext articleKTCU co-managers put ‘college twist’ on the radio Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Gracie Brian strikes a pass in the 4-0 win over Little Rock. Photo by Jack Wallace Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt Twitter Twitter Facebook + posts printGracie Brian strikes a pass in the 4-0 win over Little Rock. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU soccer (8-4-1) finished their road trip with a comeback win, defeating Iowa State (3-9) 2-1. The victory is TCU’s first in their last four matches.The first half was dominant for the Frogs, outshooting Iowa State 14-2. The second half remained similar in shot totals, 13-5, totaling at 27 shots with eight on target for the Frogs and only seven shots with three on target for the Cyclones.The opening goal came by Iowa State in the 53rd minute, giving Iowa State their first goal scored since Sept. 15. They had been outscored 6-0 before the go-ahead goal.“They scored against the run of play and we showed a lot of character and grit to come back and score two,” Bell said. “I think the win was deserved. I felt we dominated the lion’s share of the game and played some really good soccer. In the final third it was better than it was on Thursday which we had talked about the last two days.”The Frogs quickly bounced back, hammering in twin goals by Gracie Brian in the 62nd and 74th minutes. The goals by Brian lifted her above Yazmeen Ryan for first on the team in scoring, and the victory was TCU’s first comeback win of the season.“It shows that no matter what, if we continue to play TCU soccer, no matter what the score is we are going to give ourselves a chance to compete,” Bell said. “We are going to grind it out. We believe that we can come back. We’ve shown it and now I’m sure that will give us confidence moving forward if we ever find ourselves down a goal again.”Three Horned Frogs also marked their first assists of the season, with Chaylyn Hubbard, McKenna Saul and Haley Mallion all earning their lines on the stat sheet. Saul’s assist was the first of her career.The win over Iowa State is TCU’s first since 2017. The match was also the TCU’s first non-shutout win against Iowa State since entering the Big 12.“I’m proud of our group for doing what we asked them to do and doing it to the best of their ability and giving us a chance to win,” Bell said.TCU comes back home to face-off against Baylor in a 7 p.m. Thursday night showdown under the lights of Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. They look for their first win over the Bears since 2017. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award
News UpdatesCoal Mining Probe: Calcutta High Court DB Stays Single Bench Verdict Which Held Specific Consent Of State Govt Was Needed For CBI To Investigate Beyond ‘Railway Areas’ Sparsh Upadhyay13 Feb 2021 8:01 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Friday (12th February) stayed the Single Judge Bench ruling which had ruled that probe beyond the Railway areas (in the State of West Bengal), shall be conducted by the CBI only subject to specific consent being granted by appropriate authorities of the State of West Bengal. The Bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Aniruddha Roy was hearing an…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Calcutta High Court on Friday (12th February) stayed the Single Judge Bench ruling which had ruled that probe beyond the Railway areas (in the State of West Bengal), shall be conducted by the CBI only subject to specific consent being granted by appropriate authorities of the State of West Bengal. The Bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Aniruddha Roy was hearing an appeal filed by the CBI challenging the order of the Single Judge Bench. The Division Bench, in its order, noted, “Proper investigation cannot be carried out if the investigation in such cases is divided into parts, drawing lines on territories once the premier central agency is in the process of investigation.” The Court also remarked, “In case during the pendency of the present appeals, the investigation being carried out by the CBI is hampered, the process of investigation at this stage will certainly be prejudiced, which will not be in the interest of justice as any delay in the process may be fatal…” However, on 27th April, the Calcutta High Court will be hearing the case again to ascertain as to whether CBI can probe cases in Bengal even after the state has withdrawn its “general consent” in 2018. The Case before the Court The case pertains to illegal mining and transportation of coal through Railways in connivance with officers of the Eastern Coalfield Limited, Railways, C.I.S.F. and some other private persons including the writ petitioner (Anup Majee). Arguments put forth Solicitor General of India contended before the Court that the direction of the Single Judge was restricting the course of the investigation to only the Railway areas is total without jurisdiction, as the investigation of a case cannot be circumscribed by territorial jurisdiction. On the other hand, the Advocate General contended before the Court that in view of the withdrawal of State Government’s General Consent (dated November 16, 2018), no investigation for any offence committed within the territorial jurisdiction of the State of West Bengal can be carried out by the CBI. Appearing for writ petitioner (Anup Majee), Senior Counsel Siddharth Luthra argued that the words ‘Railway Areas’ have not been defined under the 1946 Act and hence, the statute to that extent is vague and the CBI cannot be given unlimited powers to investigate the cases where no territorial jurisdiction is defined. It was further argued that a plain reading of the FIR shows that the offence was committed within the territorial jurisdiction of State of West Bengal as it was in the mining area of Eastern Coalfield Ltd. Further, he said that it may have extended to the Railway Area but the primary offence being within the jurisdiction of the State of West Bengal, protection of the 1946 Act cannot be taken by CBI to investigate the offence. Lastly, he argued that the investigation and any coercive action against Anup Majee deserves to be stayed. In response to this, Mr. Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India submitted that no prejudice as such will be caused to the accused herein (Anup Majee) if the offence is investigated by the CBI. He argued that if in the case, finally the court comes to the conclusion that CBI had no jurisdiction to investigate the offence, the material collected by that time will be transferred to the investigating agency having jurisdiction to investigate. Importantly, he argued that any delay in the process will certainly hamper the investigation as during the interregnum the witnesses maybe won over or the case property or records destroyed or tampered with. Court’s observations The Court noted that the railway areas is one of the major parts of the investigation as the coal illegally removed from the mines was transported through railways starting from the railway siding in the mining area to different places. The Court also said that plain reading of the FIR, it cannot be suggested that the offence has been committed at one place as these are chain of events, which are interlinked with the railways and other officers, including those of Para-Military Force, namely, CISF, who are drawing salaries from the Central Government. Further, the Court observed, “The case sought to be set up by the appellant/ writ petitioner is to choose the investigation agency, for which he has not right. His only concern can be fair investigation and trial. Fair investigation in any case will not prejudice the writ petitioner.” Lastly, the order passed by the learned Single Judge was stayed and effectively, the CBI was allowed to investigate the matter without any hindrance. Case title – The Central Bureau of Investigation v. Anup Majee and Others With Anup Majee v. 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