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first_imgWednesday 29 September 2010 11:10 pm UNREST ON THE CONTINENT Tags: NULL Share KCS-content PROTESTERS in Spain and across Europe clashed with police yesterday as unions called for a general strike and day of action over planned spending cuts they say unfairly penalise average workers for problems and debt caused by banks. Demonstrations occurred in 11 European capital cities including Brussels, the capital of the EU.   whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the whatsapplast_img read more

first_img John Dunne Tuesday 14 December 2010 4:05 am Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Beazley drops offer for Hardy Underwriting Tags: NULL Lloyd’s of London insurer Beazley said it dropped its possible offer of up to 350 pence a share for rival Hardy Underwriting, saying that Hardy had sought a much higher price.“At a meeting between the two companies on 13 December, Hardy’s advisers confirmed that the Hardy board would only be prepared to recommend a price substantially in excess of the final proposal,” Beazley said in a statement.“As a result, Beazley today announces the withdrawal of its interest.”Beazey submitted its final offer proposal earlier this month. Hardy’s would be valued at about £180m based on a 350 pence per share offer.Beazley’s 350 pence proposed offer represented a premium of around 24 per cent to Hardy’s closing share price of 282 pence on 13 December.Lloyd’s of London insurers have been at the centre of takeover speculation as an unpromising trading environment has weighed on their share prices, opening up potentially attractive acquisition opportunities.In October, Brit Insurance agreed to be taken over by buyout firms Apollo Management and CVC Capital Partners after a four-month takeover battle. whatsapp last_img read more

first_img 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects House in the Alberes / Inca Architectes Architects: Inca Architectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily Save this picture!© N.Pianfetti+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Year:  France House in the Alberes / Inca ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHouse in the Alberes / Inca Architectes Photographs Photographs:  N.PianfettiStructure Product Manager:Alpes StructuresEconomist Engineer:M. FerlatCost:700 000 €
City:Montesquieu-des-AlbèresCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© N.PianfettiText description provided by the architects. A LANDSCAPE SITEThe project Guidicelli house is located on a hilly and wooded land at the foot of the mountain Albères. Large landscape qualities of the site have guided our approach to the project following three principles :
• A north-south axis that articulates the different landscape units: the oak grove south and the river, in the center a meadow, orchard north. A report on the ground that respects the natural lines of slope of the land The landscaping around the house (terraces, pergolas, footboards …) that link the project to the existing afforestation. 
Save this picture!Floor PlanIMPLEMENTATION 
This house of 288 m2 is part of the slope by a sets of garden terraces.
The choice is made to locate the house on the edge of the oak, and to link them at the different landscape units.The house takes fully into account the characteristics of the existing ground and just fit into the natural contours of the site, thus minimizing earthworks.Attached to the upper part of the ground, it grows on one level which allows to integrate naturally parking in the volume of the guest room to the south. 
Save this picture!© N.PianfettiARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE 
The house is built around a central linear body marking the north-south axis from which grow two volumes to the west and east.This north-south link takes the form of a gateway to reach the guest room,and extends north to the pool.The breakdown of volumes of the house allows the forest to slip, thereby mitigating the overall impact.Save this picture!Section
Attention has been paid to the choice of building materials, in line with the site. Facing brick clay from the local brickworks, trellises larch.Save this picture!© N.PianfettiProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsVideosThe Role of the Architectural Discourse in the ‘New Media Age’Architecture News Share CopyHouses•Montesquieu-des-Albères, France Area:  288 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeInca ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontesquieu-des-AlbèresFrancePublished on June 10, 2014Cite: “House in the Alberes / Inca Architectes” 10 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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

first_imgArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” House in Guimarães / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Structural Engineer:Carlos AlvesAuthors:Mário Sequeira, Alfredo MachadoTeam:Nuno VeigaCity:GuimaraesCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. We would need about 650 square meters to fill the requests of this six people family. The house would have to be spread over three floors in order to adjust to the 10 meters in height difference between the extremes of the longitudinal field.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe landscape was nice. Would make sense to put the social and private areas exploring the large panoramic views through the city of Guimarães and the natural light from the beautiful sunset in the west mountains.Save this picture!SketchSave this picture!SketchOn the ground floor is the larger enjoyable area of plot, where we can find the living and dining rooms, the kitchen and the pool deck, always with the possibility of merge the interior space with outer space by moving the slinding doors.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoOn the middle floor is the sleeping rooms and the highest floor works likes the main access to the house. Here is the office and an outdoor balcony that enjoys the best view of the whole building.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe dark gray color applied to the building volumes fall it in the surroundings and the interior courtyards transforms its mass in contemplative zones.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessSpeed Skating Arena Geisingen / SYRA_Schoyerer ArchitektenSelected ProjectsMons Memorial Museum / Atelier d’architecture Pierre Hebbelinck – Pierre de WitSelected Projects Share 2010 CopyAbout this officeAZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuimaraesPortugalPublished on August 24, 2016Cite: “House in Guimarães / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados” 24 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY” CopyHouses•Guimaraes, Portugal Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 45 Share Houses House in Guimarães / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos AssociadosSave this projectSaveHouse in Guimarães / AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Architects: AZO. Sequeira Arquitectos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Portugal Photographs Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Projects Photographs:  do mal o menos Portugal Area:  10032 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Design Team:Luisa Bebiano, Ivo Lapa, Mário Carvalhal, Sabina Sabina Karamehmedovic, Teresa Silvestre, Rui SantosClient:Onset House, Investimentos Imobiliários, Lda.Construction:Econ, construções, Lda.Furniture:Linha da vizinhaEngineering:ECA ProjectosCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© do mal o menosRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickPaintLunawoodThermowood – Premium Surface FinishingDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The building in Conde Redondo Street was designed in 1902 as a residential building. With five floors and attic, it has a medium-sized volumetry, and has a second street façade to the Sociedade Farmacêutica Street.Save this picture!© do mal o menosIntegrated in a urban network that expanded rapidly until the mid 20th century, it is embedded in an area with the typical late 19th century architectural and urban traits.Save this picture!© do mal o menosThe facade of Conde Redondo Street, with its multiple windows, was originally designed with large double-leafed wooden spans and balconies with cast iron guards, and is adorned with stone trimmings, friezes and pilasters that reveal a noble building, well proportioned and integrated in its surroundings.Save this picture!© do mal o menosSave this picture!© do mal o menosStylistically different, the façade facing the Sociedade Farmacêutica Street features controlled openings on one side and overlapping balconies on the other, embedded in an iron structure, supported by ceramic domes. The building underwent significant alterations, particularly the glazing of the balconies, resorting to a frame different from the original – impairing the visual and stylistic coherence of the building. The large exterior stone walls and the interior partition walls, as well as the ceramic roof tile were retained. The introduction of a contemporary plasticity is given by the new zinc coating on the roof, which operates an harmonious transition between the restoration of a 100 year old property and its (renovated) housing condition.Save this picture!© do mal o menosEmphasis was placed on the building’s generous indoor height, maintaining the interior atmosphere and it’s spatial sequence logic, removing the idea of corridor, and rather reinforcing the initial constructive idea and significantly improving ita spatial quality. The large exterior stone walls and the interior partition walls, as well as the ceramic roof tile were retained. The introduction of a contemporary plasticity is given by the new zinc coating on the roof, which operates an harmonious transition between the restoration of a 100 year old property and its (renovated) housing condition.Save this picture!© do mal o menosProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse RnEVE / ad2 architekten ZT KGSelected ProjectsVirtual Tour Series on Highlights of Modern ArchitectureLecture SeriesProject locationAddress:Rua do Conde de Redondo, 1150 Lisbon, PortugalLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Luisa Bebiano Building at Conde Redondo in Lisbon / Luisa Bebiano ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveBuilding at Conde Redondo in Lisbon / Luisa Bebiano Arquitectura CopyApartments, Apartment Interiors, Residential•Lisbon, Portugal “COPY”center_img Lead Architect: 2019 Save this picture!© do mal o menos+ 34Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Apartments Architects: Luisa Bebiano Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeLuisa Bebiano ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsBuildingsResidentialLisbonPortugalPublished on October 06, 2020Cite: “Building at Conde Redondo in Lisbon / Luisa Bebiano Arquitectura” [Edifício na Conde Redondo em Lisboa / Luisa Bebiano Arquitectura] 06 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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first_imgRead Status quo challenged by Alison Benjamin at SocietyGuardian, and read the full report from the Scottish Charity Law Review. Scottish charity law review published  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2001 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving. The Scottish charity law review commission publishes its report today. As well as expanding and updating the definition of a Scottish charity, the report is also expected to recommend the creation of a Scottish charity commission.The Scottish charity law review commission publishes its report today. As well as expanding and updating the definition of a Scottish charity, the report is also expected to recommend the creation of a Scottish charity commission.The review could trigger positive changes outside Scotland: the commission’s two areas of focus, maintaining public confidence in charities and improving the accountability of the sector, are of equal relevance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Events philanthropy Melanie May | 3 April 2020 | News  695 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 GivingTuesday announces extra May date in response to Covid-19center_img GivingTuesday has announced an extra day of global action, #GivingTuesdayNow, in response to Covid-19.Taking place on 5 May, #GivingTuesdayNow will be a global day of giving and unity, designed to drive ‘an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and non-profits around the world’.People will be encouraged to show their generosity in a variety of ways, such as helping a neighbour, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or donating financially. According to GivingTuesday, the day will emphasise opportunities to give back to communities and causes in ways that comply with public health guidelines.As well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PayPal, which are #GivingTuesdayNow Leadership Supporters, confirmed partners include original #GivingTuesday co-founder the United Nations Foundation, the CDC Foundation, Facebook, LinkedIn, Guardian News and Media, the Aga Khan Foundation, United Way Worldwide, Candid, The Communications Network, Global Impact, Philanthropy Together, Teach for All, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS).GivingTuesday is also committing $200,000 to launch The Starling Fund, aimed at supporting its existing network of official community and country leaders. Priority will go to leaders in the regions of greatest crisis or lowest resource in order to strengthen their #GivingTuesdayNow initiatives.Planned initiatives include corporate and foundation partners activating employees, providing technical resources, and matching funds in support of efforts against Covid-19, opportunities from GivingTuesday Kids to mobilise young people, GivingTuesday Military activating its network of military service members, families, and veterans around the world to engage with their communities, and giving platform partners committing to sharing data and collaborating on research into giving patterns, interest, and impact.The GivingTuesday Data Commons will also be in action, collaborating with online giving platforms around the world, and conducting research to provide analysis on giving trends and donor behaviour in times of crisis, as well as recommendations for the sector.Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday, said:“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organisations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities.“#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. Every act of kindness is not only a beacon of hope, it’s a critical act of civic and social solidarity.”A landing page along with resources and ideas will be available soon. Non-profits can also sign up to learn more here and there will be a Getting Ready for GivingTuesdayNow” webinar on 9 April. Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  696 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4last_img read more

first_img RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific February 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Myanmar Tribune editor freed, but Zarganar spends 50th birthday in prison News May 26, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Zaw Thet Htwe, a freelance journalist and former editor of the sports magazine First Eleven Journal who was arrested on 13 June 2008, is serving a 11-year jail sentence in Taunggyi prison for gathering information about the cyclone’s victims in the Irrawaddy delta and for taking photos of the May 2008 referendum.Thant Zin Aung, an independent video journalist who was arrested as he was about to board a flight to Thailand with a video showing the destruction caused by the cyclone, is serving an 18-year sentence on a charge of “disobedience” in Pa-an prison, in the eastern state of Karen. Follow the news on Myanmar MyanmarAsia – Pacific US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 31, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum to go further Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association hail the release of Aung Kyaw San, the editor of the now closed magazine Myanmar Tribune, from Taunggyi prison, in the eastern state of Shan, after his sentence was reduced from eight to two years. Arrested on 15 June 2008 along with 16 other people near the city of Bogale for helping to bury the bodies of Cyclone Nargis victims, he was initially sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Insein prison under section 7 of the Unlawful Association Act.“I was sentenced to eight years in prison, but my sentence was reduced,” Aung Kyaw San said to Mizzima News, after his release. “I served two years and seven months and 11 days, including the interrogation period. My detention during the interrogation was not counted. The junta seems flexible, but in fact they have become worse. Political prisoners did not get some rights which other prisoners got.”Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association urge the Burmese junta to immediately release all the other journalists and free speech defenders who were jailed for helping the victims of Cyclone Nargis. Three bloggers and journalists – Zarganar, Zaw Thet Htwe and Thant Zin Aung – were given long jail terms for this reason in November 2008.Zarganar, whose real name is Ko Thura, turned 50 in prison a week ago, on 27 January. A blogger and comedian known as the “Burmese Chaplin,” he was arrested on 4 June 2008 after talking to the BBC World Service and other foreign news media about the military’s mismanagement of relief operations after Cyclone Nargis and its refusal to address the subject. He is serving a 35-year jail sentence under the Electronics Act, May 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews Organisation March 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Publication on ongoing investigations by military prosecutors banned The military prosecutor general issued a decree (Decision No.5 of 2011) under which the publication of any information about ongoing investigations by military prosecutors was banned on national security grounds. center_img RSF_en Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Paxton’s end zone celebration overshadows an immigration rulingTHE POINT: Tipton’s ruling was fair.Next articleBad weather halts Pakistani army search for missing climbers Digital AIM Web Support EML’s Group CFO Rob Shore’s Genetics Background Gives Him Deep Insights Into FinTech’s DNA Local NewsBusiness BRISBANE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– ”Ultimately, in a financial services business – it’s all about the numbers,” according to Rob Shore, Group Chief Financial Officer at EML. Speaking in a fascinating conversation, he reveals his scientific mindset of testing and learning have remained consistent themes in his life. He is very excited about the company’s 3-year Accelerator strategy. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Rob Shore, Group Chief Financial Officer at EML. (Photo: Business Wire) ”We’ve mastered the art of the pivot through becoming a truly global, Reloadable-To-Platform business. We’re excellent at taking features like Microcredit, Faster Payments or Open Banking and packaging them together as modules better than anyone else to deliver outstanding, seamless solutions our customers love. Our route to success with Accelerator is becoming product-led and making 2 + 2 = 6 by bringing people together in a dynamic, interconnected payments world where the customer experience is second to none.” Finance was not always on Rob’s horizon. Initially, he wanted to be a Vet. He studied Molecular Biology and Genetics, specifically the enzymes involved in the ageing process, for his Science Degree. From there, he went on to study Accountancy for 3 years. These days, there is a name for the bridge between Science and Finance. It is called Disruption. ”Trial and error must immediately spring to mind when you consider the impact of disrupters. We’ll never dislodge an existing player in the market with the same solution they have today. So, we’ll continue to succeed by trying something new and placing new technology centre stage. We don’t want to be a price competitor because competing on price is a downward spiral and a road to nowhere. EML is terrific at creating new, innovative solutions. In itself, this inevitably reaches back to; well, we think this might work and can it become a fantastic commercial opportunity? We’re always exploring new avenues and then building stunning new boulevards. We don’t always succeed; sometimes, we fail. But we always learn fast, and testing is the essence of Science. Thomas Edison failed thousands of times, and we create light bulb moments continually,” Rob added. What keeps you awake at night the most about the business? ”It’s the pace of change and the number of moving parts. We’re an inordinately complicated business, and it’s what you don’t always see that could cause an issue. We spend a tremendous amount of time and energy, ensuring nothing does go wrong. This involves many people being brilliant in a host of different areas. The challenge with doing something new is that it hasn’t ever been done before, so there’s no manual to reference. The challenge is making sure we don’t drop the ball. Payments is like rolling bowling balls through a house of cards and not knocking a single one over. We’re amazingly fortunate to work with incredible subject matter experts involved in so many different business areas and on an array of projects at any one time.” So, what is the most enjoyable aspect of being part of a FinTech disrupter? Rob said, ”it’s like sitting front row at the Olympics; I’m always thrilled to get to see so many pieces of the puzzle play out before my eyes. With roots in Finance, I focus on the numbers. Modelling about risk or opportunity, treasury reconciliations or whatever it might be, it’s essential to think quantitatively in our analysis. That’s my North Star and mindset when problem-solving, which allows me to think of where the most significant issues reside? I have many conversations, and I love to listen to what hasn’t yet been stated. It can tell you a lot about what you need to discover to make the best decision. The excitement and focus on one area doesn’t mean you can neglect other angles, so you never lose the overall perspective.” In 2021, what is the role of a Group CFO? ”There are many misconceptions about Finance. It’s a love for collaborating with people in so many different aspects of the business that brings us together as #OneTeam with all stakeholders. From financial control and governance to investors, the board, treasury management, cash management, and explaining financial implications of different decisions, the allocation of capital, regulatory issues and managing a team spread all over the globe. In my view, the role of the CFO is to make all the different aspects of the business cohesive. A CFO’s role has changed dramatically, for the better, in recent decades and is much broader than the traditional definition of looking at the numbers. The pace of change makes it an appealing profession.” What are your most significant, standout memories in your time at EML? ”The acquisition of PFS was the result of so much hard work by everyone on both sides of the world and both sides of the deal. It delivered on a multi-year strategy for EML to move further into reloadable products, so it was a large and very important deal. Now, we see that objective has been achieved, and we’re building on the next objectives with a focus on reloadable products to catapult us far into the payment industry’s future. A colossal amount of time was invested on due diligence, legal, a significant equity raise and ensuring we explained the importance of the deal to our stakeholders. The acquisition’s execution was very positive and created life long memories after everyone devoted incredible hours to its successful completion. Making the S&P/ASX 200 on the back of the deal and pivoting the group to focus on reloadable programs changed not just the company’s dynamic, but our collective thinking to take us stratospheric.” Finally, can you explain what you mean when you say you are motivated by achieving what you think you cannot do? ”Life would be a very dull existence if you only reached what you knew you’re capable of achieving. You have to venture beyond in life to the unknown and surprise yourself along the journey. Hopefully, you happen upon an adventure by avoiding the signpost where ”too safe” is written in bold,” concluded Rob Shore. About Us At EML, we develop tailored payment solutions for brands and their customers to make lives simpler. Through next-generation technology, our portfolio of payment solutions offers innovative options for disbursement payouts, gifts, incentives and rewards. We’re proud to power many of the world’s top brands and process over $18 billion in GDV each year across 28 countries in Australia, EMEA and North America. Our payment solutions in 25 currencies are safe and secure, easy and flexible, providing customers with their money in real-time. We know payments are complex, that’s why we’ve made the process simple, smart and straightforward, for everyone. We encourage you to learn more about EML Payments Limited, by visiting: View source version on CONTACT: Richard Anderson, Group Chief Sales & Marketing Officer EML Payments Limited (S&P/ASX 200) [email protected] +61 458 011 203 KEYWORD: AUSTRALIA/OCEANIA AUSTRALIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE SOFTWARE NETWORKS SOURCE: EML Payments Limited Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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