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De Rotterdam Suite / 123DV

first_imgCopyAbout this office123DVOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseRotterdamRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on September 29, 2016Cite: “De Rotterdam Suite / 123DV” 29 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyPenthouse•Rotterdam, The Netherlands Penthouse The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796144/de-rotterdam-suite-123dv Clipboard De Rotterdam Suite / 123DVSave this projectSaveDe Rotterdam Suite / 123DV Save this picture!© Hannah Anthonysz + 29 Share Photographs “COPY” 2015 Architects: 123DV Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img De Rotterdam Suite / 123DV ArchDaily Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Hannah Anthonysz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Forbo Flooring Systems, Goelst, NikoDesign Team:Samaneh Rezvani, Liong Lie, Silke Roerig, Rajiv Sewtahal, Jasper Polak  City:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hannah Anthonysz Recommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Great ExpectationsWhat would you expect, when entering a 250 m2 loft at De Rotterdam, the biggest building of The Netherlands, (designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas), at the height of 143 meters, on the 43rd floor? Rotterdam seen from the air shows the omnipresence of water flowing through the city centre. The 25 meter total glass façade stretching from floor to ceiling, offers you a view of the Maas river, flowing through the city towards the Rotterdam harbour. You will look down upon the Erasmus Bridge (designed by UN Studio), the Markthal (designed by MVRDV), the city centre, Delft and on a clear day even The Hague is part of the view. Save this picture!Before 1Save this picture!Existing SituationFlow like the riverSuppose you go up 143 meters high and enter a living room with a 35 meter wide panoramic view on the Rotterdam cityscape. Which interior could match this overwhelming view? From above you will discover that the city is a flow: the water is an important part of the city. We took ‘flow’ as a design language for the interior. We used it for wavy floor and ceiling patterns and a 20 meter long curvy walnut wooden wall. With these gestures we were able to create a big open 150 m2 living area with grandeur and create places within this open space that feel intimate as well. The curvy walnut wall hides all the living necessities such as the television and storage room, as well as hidden entrances to bedrooms. To avoid that the huge glass walls will evoke an ‘unprotected’ experience of the open space, the long wavy screen of wood is used as a background. It covers the cupboards of the living room and kitchen. It guides you to the bedroom area, as the wall and doors are part of the bedroom. An 8 meter long ‘flowing’ cooking island transforms from a cooking area into a bar area and will give you one of the best panoramic views. This furniture is designed for small family rituals as well as big party events.Save this picture!© Hannah Anthonysz Save this picture!Plan 1.3Save this picture!© Hannah Anthonysz Two apartments, one luxury penthouseIn order to create a spacious home, 2 properties are combined into this one luxury penthouse. One apartment is designed as one big living area including kitchen. The second apartment includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a jacuzzi and a sauna – 6 meter long bathroom for the master bedroom with a view towards the Rotterdam harbour – a jacuzzi besides the bed in the master bedroom – a glass sliding door behind for semi outside experience. Even from the 2 person shower you can enjoy the view because you can look all the way through the 13 m long bathroom and bedroom.Save this picture!© Hannah Anthonysz Project gallerySee allShow less2016 Architecture iPhone Photography Awards AnnouncedArchitecture NewsAndré Chiote Illustrates Iconic Works by Schmidt Hammer Lassen for their 30th Annive…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rotterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796144/de-rotterdam-suite-123dv Clipboard Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: last_img read more

Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work

first_imgHome News Feed Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work Your Tax dollars are being used how?A Manchester University professor has secured a $100,000 federal grant. The funding will be used to study fish that will use a “fish ladder” system to help travel upstream in a section of the Eel River in Wabash County.Perhaps we should help our government climb out of debt and strengthen our economy so our citizens  climb their career ladder, before we help the fish climb the ladder to upstream success. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Your Tax Dollars Hard at Work By Gary Truitt – Feb 10, 2015 SHARE Previous articleIndiana Weather Forecast 2/9/2015Next articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Survival

first_imgAndrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Twitter 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 14 + posts ReddIt Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 15 – Parts 1 & 2 Andrew Van Heusden Listen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 13 Cole Polley talks about this year’s candidates for rookie of the year, playoff season without LeBron James and March Madness. Facebook Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Linkedin Facebook ReddIt Listen: Ball Don’t Lie: Parting Shots Andrew Van Heusdenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/andrew-van-heusden/ Previous articleNews Now 3/27/19Next articleHoroscope: March 28, 2019 Andrew Van Heusden RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Andrew Van Heusden is a senior journalism and film-television-digital media major from Brighton, Michigan. He is looking forward to being the digital producer this semester for TCU Student Media. He claims to live in Moudy South throughout the weekdays; but if you can’t find him there, then be sure to try the local movie theaters or the Amon G. Carter Stadium. printlast_img read more

Blanket Coverage Podcast – 2019/20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 110 – Rams, Eagles, Bills

first_imgTCU News Now 4/28/2021 ReddIt Facebook Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/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. Linkedin + posts printJack and Noah take a dive into these NFL teams’ 2019/20 regular seasons, postseasons, draft previews, and much more in the 2019/20 NFL Exit Interview series, continuing with the next two teams on the slate: the Los Angeles Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Buffalo Bills. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Twitter Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West TAGSblanketblanket coverageBuffalo Billscoverageexit interviewsinterviewsLos Angeles RamsNFLPhiladelphia Eagles Previous articleSilver linings in a pandemicNext articleHoroscope: April 22, 2020 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

SC Rejects Arnab Goswami’s Plea To Quash FIR By Maharashtra Police And Transfer Probe To CBI [Read Judgment]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Rejects Arnab Goswami’s Plea To Quash FIR By Maharashtra Police And Transfer Probe To CBI [Read Judgment] Sanya Talwar18 May 2020 11:25 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea made by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, for transfer of probe of the case registered by Mumbai police for alleged communal remarks to the Central Bureau of Investigation.The Court also rejected his prayer for quashing of the FIR.”There can be no quashing of FIR under Article 32. The Petitioner has the liberty to pursue remedy…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 Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea made by Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, for transfer of probe of the case registered by Mumbai police for alleged communal remarks to the Central Bureau of Investigation.The Court also rejected his prayer for quashing of the FIR.”There can be no quashing of FIR under Article 32. The Petitioner has the liberty to pursue remedy before the competent court”, the Court said.A bench of  Justices Chandrachud & MR Shah had reserved orders on the aforementioned writ petition  on May 11.The Court said that it was “unable to find any reason that warrants a transfer of the investigation to the CBI”.”The displeasure of an accused person about the manner in which the investigation proceeds or an unsubstantiated allegation (as in the present case) of a conflict of interest against the police conducting the investigation must not derail the legitimate course of law and warrant the invocation of the extraordinary power of this Court to transfer an investigation to the CBI”, the bench observed.The Court said that the accused person does not have a choice in regard to the mode or manner in which the investigation should be carried out or in regard to the investigating agency.  The dictum in the 2018 Bhima Koregaon case (Romila Thapar vs Union of India) was cited in this regard.The bench extensively referred to the precedents which held that transfer to CBI must not be ordered at the mere asking of the petitioner, and that it should be done only in “extraordinary circumstances” and “sparingly”.”Having balanced and considered the material on record as well as the averments of and submissions urged by the petitioner, we find that no case of the nature which falls within the ambit of the tests enunciated in the precedents of this Court has been established for the transfer of the investigation”, the Court held.The bench has however confirmed the earlier interim order passed on April 24, allowing the consolidation of several FIRs and their transfer to Mumbai. The interim protection granted on April 24 has been extended by three more weeks to enable him to avail appropriate remedy with respect to the FIR.  There is a further direction to the Mumbai Police Commissioner to provide him protection.The Court has also clarified that there should not be any further FIRs against him on the same cause of action, and quashed the subsequent FIRs following the dictum in TT Antony’s case.BREAKING: Supreme Court extends protection of #ArnabGoswami against coercive steps by three weeks. Goswami allowed to pursue appropriate remedy. Mumbai Commissioner ordered to ensure protection of Goswami.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 19, 2020The Court also made certain notable remarks regarding press freedom in the judgment.India’s Freedom Will Rest Safe As Long As Journalists Can Speak To Power Without Being Chilled By A Threat Of Reprisal: SC [Read Judgment] “Article 32 of Constitution of India entrusts the court to protect Fundamental Rights. Journalistic freedom lies at core of Freedom of Expression. India’s freedom of press stays as long as journalists can speak truth to power”, continues J. Chandrachud. #ArnabGoswami— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 19, 2020BackgroundThe FIR sought to be quashed by Goswami was lodged at the instance of Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of the Raza Educational Welfare Society alleging that his channel communalised the incident of a large gathering of migrants at Bandra.The bench had also granted interim protection from coercive action on the FIR till delivery of the judgment.During the course of hearing, the bench orally had observed that appropriate remedies were available for Goswami in the Bombay High Court, be it in the form of anticipatory bail or for quashing of FIR.In furtherance of the above, Court had orally observed that special exemption from normal processes as envisaged under the Criminal Procedure Code cannot be made.”We should not create an environment where anybody in particular is exempted from the normal course of proceedings” Court pointed out.Senior Advocate Harish Salve had appeared for Goswami and vociferously argued in favour of journalistic expression, stating that the investigations were outright harassment for his client and an attempt at curbing freedom of free speech.”There has to be a balance between Article 19(1)(a) and sanctity of the criminal investigation. Either hear our matter on merits or transfer the matter to CBI. There could be a chilling effect on the freedom of press”, Salve urged, praying that the matter be taken over by the CBI from hands of the Mumbai police.This was opposed by Kapil Sibal, Senior Advocate appearing for the State of Maharashtra, submitting that the transfer of case to CBI would mean “investigation will go into your hands”.This statement was seriously objected to by Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India.In this context, Salve said, “Mr. Sibal’s statement shows the need to transfer the case to CBI. This is a political problem between state and centre and I have been caught in a crossfire”.Solicitor General said that he has no sides to take in the case, and was not saying that the Court should accept or reject the prayers of the petitioner.”This a peculiar case because the case is not against a person but against the society. The case is where the accused has no faith in police and the police has also come to court to “insulate” its investigation”, SG said, alluding to the application filed by Maharashtra police in the top court alleging that Goswami was abusing the interim protection granted to him by the Court.The SG also added “12 hours questioning towards a citizen in such type of case, is really disturbing, I think”.Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal submitted that Goswami was indulging in “pure communal violence”.”Stop this communal violence and communal mongering. Decency and morality you [Arnab] need to follow. You are stigmatising people by way of sensationalising things” – Sibal had urged.In rejoinder, Salve submitted that making critical comments on the issue of Markaz meeting of Tablighi Jaamaat cannot be construed as disruption of communal harmony.”They are trying to stifle an unpleasant voice. The real purpose is to teach a journalist a lesson, by asking very silly questions during the investigation in the case”, Salve had asserted.Click here to download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

[Political Gatherings Amid COVID] “No One Howsoever Big, Should Be Allowed To Go Scot-Free”: MP HC To Law Enforcement Agencies [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates[Political Gatherings Amid COVID] “No One Howsoever Big, Should Be Allowed To Go Scot-Free”: MP HC To Law Enforcement Agencies [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay10 Oct 2020 11:51 PMShare This – xThe Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday (09th October) directed the law enforcement agencies of the state to ensure that the Covid-19 protocol is followed to the hilt and no one howsoever big, is allowed to go scot-free without being subjected to the rigours of the penal provision on the occasion of breach of Covid-19 protocol.The Bench of Justices Sheel Nagu and Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava…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 Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday (09th October) directed the law enforcement agencies of the state to ensure that the Covid-19 protocol is followed to the hilt and no one howsoever big, is allowed to go scot-free without being subjected to the rigours of the penal provision on the occasion of breach of Covid-19 protocol.The Bench of Justices Sheel Nagu and Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava also observed,”The cure to Covid-19 has not yet been invented and with no possibility of the said cure becoming available to the common man in the near future, it is of utmost importance that the precautions and restrictions laid down in Covid-19 protocol are strictly followed.”The Court specifically noted,”Congregation of persons have the potentiality of giving rise to the number of infected people by Covid-19. The world is opening up as no one can stay indoors for very long, but compliance of Covid-19 protocol becomes all the more necessary when one starts moving outdoors more often.”The background of the CaseOn 18th September, the Madhya Pradesh High Court had observed that “law, whether statutory or in the shape of the executive instructions deserves respect & obedience, as much from a common man as from a leader, a political functionary and even the head of State.”The Division Bench of Justice Sheel Nagu and Justice Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava, was hearing a plea seeking directions for respondents authorities to take action to restrain the function organized by the political parties in the State.Further, the Madhya Pradesh High Court (Gwalior Bench) on Saturday (03rd October), in the public interest, passed some interim orders to prevent the Political Congregation in the State (specifically in the 9 districts falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Bench).The Bench of Justices Sheel Nagu and Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava had instructed the State Authorities to invoke penal provisions of DMA, IPC against political/governmental/state or social functionaries (Para (E) of the order dated 03.10.2020).Court proceedings on 09th OctoberThe Petitioner in the matter filed IA 5562/20 for impleading Union of India and Election Commission of India as a party, IA 5563/20, for taking certain documents on record, IA 6066/20 seeking interim relief and IA 6084/20 for direction to take penal action against political leaders and members of political parties and executive authorities who have allegedly failed to ensure the following of Covid-19 protocol.After due consideration IA 5562/20 and 5563/20 were allowed by the High Court.The Petitioner also pointed out in the said IA with the aid of certain photographs that on 4th, 5th and 6th of October, 2020, congregations of much more than 100 persons took place in Gwalior and Datia without following Covid-19 protocol where several political and State functionaries were present witnessing blatant violation of Covid-19 protocol and the order passed by this Court on 03.10.2020 in the present petition.Observations of the CourtThe Court observed that the on-going process of bye-election to various legislative assembly constituencies in and around the district of Gwalior is the primary cause of congregations and widespread breach of COVID-19 protocol (the restrictions and precautions laid down and published by the Central Government, State Government and District Magistrates from time to time).It was also informed to the Court, that in the recent decision taken on 05.10.2020 by the Central Government and on 08.10.2020 by the State Government the capping of a maximum of 100 persons in a congregation in the non-containment zone has now been relaxed prescribing no maximum limit.In view of the submissions, the Court issued abovementioned direction for the authorities that no one howsoever big should be allowed to go scot-free without being subjected to the rigours of the penal provision on the occasion of breach of Covid-19 protocol.Lastly, the Additional Advocate General Shri Mody was directed to answer the following questions:-(i) Whether any FIR was lodged against any of the political and State functionaries on whose behalf and behest and in whose presence the aforesaid congregations took place, and if not then why?(ii) Whether the direction contained in operative Para (E) of the order dated 03.10.2020 of this Court passed in the present petition was complied with or not?The matter has been posted for further hearing on Monday i.e. 12th October, 2020Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

Covid-19 UK variant impacting case numbers in EU member states

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Covid-19 UK variant impacting case numbers in EU member states Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Covid-19 variant found in the UK is impacting case numbers in EU member states, resulting in some countries implementing tighter restrictions.A curfew has been introduced in France, along with a ban on domestic travel as the country goes into another lockdown.Shona Murray, Europe Correspondent with Euronews, says the B117 variant is now responsible for the majority of new cases in many EU countries.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CovidVariant10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – April 3, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleRNLI & Irish Coast Guard appealing for swimmers to take extra careNext articleGardai and PSNI to increase patrols over the Easter break News Highland Pinterestcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

An Obituary Printed in the London Times-Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!

first_img– Knowing when to come in out of the rain; – Why the early bird gets the worm; – Life isn’t always fair; – And maybe it was my fault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Common Sense was preceded in death, -by his parents, Truth and Trust,-by his wife, Discretion,-by his daughter, Responsibility,-and by his son, Reason. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. This Obituary Was Printed In The London Times-Absolutely Dead Brilliant!(This Article Was Sent To Us By Our Friend And Patriot Ronald Riecken Of Evansville) It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). He is survived by his 5 stepchildren;– I Know My Rights – I Want It Now – Someone Else Is To Blame – I’m A Victim– Pay me for Doing Nothinglast_img read more

Starbucks: the reputation conundrum

first_imgAfter the recent Starbucks tax row, British Baker investigates how brands have no hiding place in the social media age – and what companies can do in terms of damage limitation.ETHICAL: Starbucks aims to be a sustainable companyPre-internet, a consumer or customer had to be very upset in order to write a letter about a shoddy product or poor service.However now, in the internet age, the consumer is armed with the power of mass communication, and we have seen a number of brands suffer at the hands of this power.When it was revealed recently that the US coffee shop giant Starbucks had not paid any corporation tax since 2009, the internet was alight with condemnation. “I will never, ever, ever give my business to @StarbucksUK again”, was among some of the milder statements flung across social media sites such as Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.Kris Engskov, managing director of Starbucks UK, has admitted how shocked he was by the public outcry at the company’s use of complex tax arrangements. He has now pledged to make the payments to HM Revenue and Customs over the next two years, even if the global brand fails to make a profit.So how exactly did the little man on the street manage to make the company say it’s sorry? The @StarbucksUK account currently has 186,197 Twitter followers compared to Costa’s 24,286, and with 757 stores across the country, it is the second-largest coffee chain in the UK. However Costa chief executive Andy Harrison wasted no time in capitalising on consumer criticism of Starbucks, saying on 11 December: “Costa has always been the nation’s favourite coffee shop and now it’s the taxman’s.”If customer satisfaction is not achieved by Starbucks, a coffee consumer will take to the online outlet and say so. He or she perhaps feels that it is their duty to do so, to warn others of the brand’s mistake, so that they, too, do not waste valuable time and money in that particular outlet. The comment could be read by not only the brand’s followers, but by thousands of others by a simple search, or a quick re-tweet. The concluding months of 2012 have confirmed we live in a technological world that is making it increasingly difficult for brands to hide from their errors.SORRY: Kris Engskov announces Starbucks will pay its shareThe online outburst is arguably a response not only to the chain’s monetary decisions. This is a groan of annoyance from consumers who still choose to spend their income in the coffee chain, despite potential financial hardships. Recent reports published by Allegra Strategies, which includes a national survey of 25,000 consumers, show that 49% say they are maintaining their coffee shop visits compared with last year.One in five consumers surveyed now visit coffee shops daily, compared with one in nine in 2009, with visitors on average consuming three cups of coffee per week in shops. Despite economic troubles, loyal customers continue to spend, developing a relationship as consumers gravitate “to brands they enjoy and trust”. As many recent tweets will show, this trust, where Starbucks is concerned, has been tainted.At an event held on 15 December at the Natural History Museum, home to Starbuck’s sponsored ice-rink, the brand was once again embarrassed via the social media tool. Using the hashtag #spreadthecheer, a live feed was broadcast on to a wall of the museum, with Twitter users encouraged to participate. Unfortunately, messages were not checked before they were displayed.  One tweet called Starbucks “tax dodging”, while another opted for the very direct message: “Hey Starbucks, PAY YOUR ——- TAX”. Within half an hour, the messages had been spread across the internet, and the Daily Telegraph had a piece on the incident online later that day.In response to the Natural History Museum escapade, Hannah Perry, product manager of YouGov’s social media analysis tool, SoMA, said: “Starbucks provided a ready-made weapon for consumers to vent their anger. While social media can enable brands to engage with consumers, and be elevated by their positive energy, it can also empower them to kick back directly and, ultimately, damage the perception of the brand overall.”Better BrandsDespite this episode, Starbucks is actually considered one of the better brands for engaging with customers. According to Marketing magazine’s website, it considers the brand’s #FreeStarbucks campaign the second best use of social media to engage with consumers this year, beating Dairy Milk and Coca Cola. The publicity stunt, held in March 2012, saw Starbucks give away free lattes to promote the launch of its new stronger coffee drink. However, the chain has also managed to achieve third place on the website’s ‘Top 10 Marketing Mishaps of 2012’ because of the damaging tax scandal.This damage, and the power of today’s consumer to determine the success of a brand, can also be seen in YouGov’s BrandIndex score. Over a short period of time it measures negative and positive comments consumers have concerning a particular brand, and produces a total. Last year, the chain was sitting at a comfortable +3.1, compared to -45.7 during December’s highest point of controversy. On 19 December, they had scrambled to -38.5.Perry adds: “When done well, social media can enhance a brand’s image in the eyes of the consumers, enabling them to engage and create buzz on a brand’s behalf.”In comparison to the fluctuating success of Starbucks’s use of Twitter, Perry compares the chain to dominant high street retailer, John Lewis. Via Twitter, it has managed to inspire audiences to discuss their positive impression of the brand’s Christmas advert. On the 2012 advert’s release day, it was “trending” on the social media site within minutes.“A stark contrast to John Lewis’ success story is the impact Starbucks’ tax payments had on the brand over the same period,” Perry said. “As our social media audience measurement data shows, as soon as the company’s tax affairs came to light, the volume of tweets about Starbucks – and in turn those hearing negative comments about the brand – increased dramatically.”According to YouGov’s SoMA, at the height of the Starbucks tax scandal “Starbucks” was mentioned on 49% of UK Twitter newsfeeds in a single day. The most frequent words heard together with the brand included “tax”, “Amazon”, “Google”, “pay”, “coffee” and “UK”.  This is a Twitter audience just 2% smaller than that reached by “Barclays” on 3 July, at the height of the Libor scandal.Since Starbuck’s tax scandal broke on 15 October, 80% of the UK Twitter population have received at least one mention of “Starbucks” on their newsfeeds with the most frequent words heard with the brand including “tax”, “coffee” and “UK”. Despite the autumn statement taking place during this period, the second most frequent word heard together with “tax” since 15 October is “Starbucks”.Twitter backlashStarbucks is not, however, the first brand to experience a Twitter backlash from consumers and suffered as a consequence of using the social media site to gain publicity. In September 2012, Waitrose launched its #Waitrosereasons campaign on 17 September, asking consumers to briefly explain why they choose to shop at the supermarket chain. Data collected by YouGov showed that the campaign managed to quadruple the volume of mentions of the brand on Twitter newsfeeds. The best, and worst, was yet to come. On 19 September, The Guardian chose to publish an article on the criticisms Waitrose had received via Twitter, which was subsequently re-tweeted, reaching a far wider audience. By 20 September, 12% of the UK population had heard of Waitrose’s failures.Prior to The Guardian’s article, the chain could almost rest assured that its ridicule on 17 September would be isolated on the social media site. Before Twitter, Starbucks would not have received such a public, and direct, outcry of disapproval, which in today’s society has become inescapable.So, returning to the question of earlier – how did the little man in the street force a U-turn from Starbucks? Well, it turns out when the voice of the people is broadcast via social media, big businesses have no choice but to take note: the pen is no longer mightier than the sword, the keyboard is.last_img read more

John Sanders Begins Performances in B’way’s Matilda

first_img Related Shows View Comments Lesli Margherita, AKA Mrs. Wormwood, has a new hubby! John Sanders will join the Broadway production of Matilda on September 13 as Mr. Wormwood. He replaces Rick Holmes in the tuner, which is set to shutter on January 1, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre.Sanders originated the roles of The Party Entertainer and Sergei in Matilda on Broadway and also appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The current cast additionally includes Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull, Jennifer Blood as Miss Honey and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy share the title role. John Sanderscenter_img Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more