first_imgTuesday 16 November 2010 7:56 pm BEATLES EAT INTO APPLE CHART KCS-content BEATLES albums yesterday flooded iTunes top 200 chart on their first day on sale. Analysts predict they could topple top selling albums by Michael Jackson and Black Eyed Peas. The release of the rights to iTunes after a lengthy legal wrangle is good news for Terra Firma boss Guy Hands, whose embattled music firm EMI holds the rights to Beatles recordings. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Lifethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Share 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

Record revenue at Allianz despite catastrophe costs

first_imgThursday 24 February 2011 8:43 pm KCS-content INSURANCE giant Allianz posted a 22.4 per cent jump in net income for the year yesterday, although analysts grumbled that the 9.8 per cent dividend hike was not enough. Revenues rose 9.3 per cent to an all-time high of €106.5bn (£91.1bn) with strong sales in the UK and South America outweighing a drag from the US, France and Germany. The impact of natural catastrophes including storms and earthquakes tripled in 2010 to €1.3bn for the German firm.“Uncertainty factors will continue to be significant: volatility in the financial markets, indebtedness of government budgets, concerns about inflation,” chief executive Michael Diekmann said.The dividend rise to €4.50 was below consensus estimates. “I think there had been some expectation that if they had a good end to the year maybe they could do a little bit more,” said Collins Stewart analyst Ben Cohen. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at whatsapp Share Record revenue at Allianz despite catastrophe costs Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Prestige Assurance Plc ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (  2011 annual report.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Getting rich with UK shares: 2 top growth stocks I’d buy for my ISA to retire rich!

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Saturday, 21st November, 2020 | More on: CCC SAFE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: Getty Images Getting rich with UK shares: 2 top growth stocks I’d buy for my ISA to retire rich! UK share markets have paused for breath following the stunning rallies of recent weeks. Investors have paused for thought as soaring Covid-19 infection rates, and the return of lockdown measures across the globe, have cast a shadow over the global economic recovery.The economic outlook remains as clear as mud. But that doesn’t mean that UK share investors like me should stop building their shares portfolios. There remain plenty of top stocks that should deliver meaty shareholder returns regardless of broader economic conditions.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…2 top UK shares for ISAsHere are two top UK shares I’d add to my Stocks and Shares ISA today:1) Safestore HoldingsConsumer confidence might have taken an almighty whack following the Covid-19 outbreak and the economic downturn. But demand for self-storage facilities remains terrifically strong. This was illustrated in the latest financials released by Safestore Holdings (LSE: SAFE) this week. It said that revenues were up 5.7% in the three months to October, while like-for-like closing occupancy was up 3.2% from the same point in 2019 at 80.8%.The British self-storage market is booming thanks to a number of factors. And this bodes well for UK shares like Safestore during the coming decade. According to real estate services provider Cushman and Wakefield, a strong housing market and rising need for stock space as e-retailing takes off are a couple reasons why the storage market remains strong. Indeed, it says that “demand continues to outstrip supply” despite the huge investment self-storage operators are making to expand their estates.This is why City analysts expect Safestore for one to keep growing earnings despite the economic downturn. They expect the UK share to follow a 13% annual earnings rise in the year to October 2020 with a 5% increase this year. The company trades on a high forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 27 times but I think it’s worth every penny.2) ComputacenterIT services giant Computacenter (LSE: CCC) can look forward to plenty of business coming its way in 2020s. The Covid-19 pandemic has lit a fire under the digital revolution. The rise of e-commerce and the growth in flexible working have attracted plenty of headlines, but they are only two areas that will turbocharge demand for this UK share’s broad range of tech services.Computacenter’s earnings prospects received another shot in the arm this week too. The government announced it was ploughing an extra £16.5bn into the defence budget, a large wedge of which will be dedicated to the National Cyber Force. Computacenter is already a major services provider to the Ministry of Defence. Its role is only going to get more significant as state-sponsored cyberwars intensify.City analysts reckon Computacenter’s earnings will rocket 25% in 2020. And they forecast a 2% bottom-line rise next year too. Today this UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.8. And this makes it too cheap to miss in my book. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Archbishop of Canterbury to step down at year’s end

first_imgArchbishop of Canterbury to step down at year’s end Rowan Williams to become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Donald Jack Newsom says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Archbishop of Canterbury R.A. GARCIA says: March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm “Indaba” and “ubuntu” didn’t seem to be of much help, most specially with the proposed COVENANT. However, +John Sentamu does know very well the meaning and practices of this African heritage.It is worthwhile to remember that the Primate of All England is a mere distant symbolic figure for the rest of the Anglican Communion. And we should not forget that the turmoil, convulsion, transitions, doctrinal and structural changes, schisms, etc., are to a great degree results of PECUSA’s decisions and unilateral behaviors that have precipated the common-union into disarray and the prevailing “free-for-all attitudes”, that perhaps forced +Rowan Cantuar to resign. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR thomas mauro says: By ACNS/ENS staffPosted Mar 16, 2012 March 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm The practice of meaningful, honest, heartfelt dialogue on these divisive issues will ultimately bring forth reconciliation. Listening carefully without an immediate response, but instead with thoughtful and prayerful reflection, is the road to take. It is a long , but incredibly worthy road. And while its being traveled we have the benefit of not losing our mutual respect. These are matters you don’t shout down or solve out of political appeasement. What we must insist upon is the patience necessary for the dialogue to do its work. Submit a Press Release The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments are closed. March 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm Great roundup of stories. Thanks Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Allan Reeder says: Rector Hopkinsville, KY vincent schwahn says: ayo fasusi ebenezer says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams during a July 2011 conference at Lambeth Palace. Photo/Marcin Mazur from the archbishop’s official website[Anglican Communion and Episcopal news services] Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams on March 16 revealed that he is to step down from his role at the end of the year.His decision comes after 10 years in the post and after accepting the position of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. The college said that Williams “has the capacity and vision to guide the College in a time of unprecedented change in higher education.”In a statement issued from Lambeth Palace, the Primate of All England said: “It has been an immense privilege to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury over the past decade, and moving on has not been an easy decision. During the time remaining there is much to do, and I ask your prayers and support in this period and beyond.“I am abidingly grateful to all those friends and colleagues who have so generously supported Jane and myself in these years, and all the many diverse parishes and communities in the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion that have brought vision, hope and excitement to my own ministry. I look forward, with that same support and inspiration, to continuing to serve the Church’s mission and witness as best I can in the years ahead.”Williams’ term has been marked by increased tension over the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people in the life of the church, the ordination of women and overarching questions of biblical authority and orthodoxy. During an interview with the Press Association after his announcement, Williams said that “the worst aspects of the job, I think, have been the sense that there are some conflicts that won’t go away, however long you struggle with them.”Following the announcement, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori issued a statement from Camp Allen in Texas, where the spring meeting of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops is getting underway.“I am grateful for Rowan Williams’ service as archbishop of Canterbury during an exceedingly challenging season. We can all give thanks for his erudition and persistence in seeking reconciliation across a rapidly changing Anglican Communion,” she said.“His leadership of that reconciling work through indaba and ubuntu is bearing remarkable fruit, and I believe this will be his most important legacy. I give thanks that his spiritual and intellectual gifts will continue to bless the larger world, albeit from a different vantage point. May the coming months bring well-deserved peace to him and his family, and may we join in blessing his ministry. ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!’”House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson called Williams “a kind and generous man, who faced an overwhelming challenge in attempting to hold the Anglican Communion together during these tumultuous years.“Though I was frequently disappointed at the cost he expected lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians to pay on behalf of the wider Communion, I was deeply impressed by his keen intellect, his pastoral manner and his fidelity to God’s mission as he perceived it,” she continued. “He is an excellent teacher, and a gifted writer, and I am sure that he will once again make a brilliant mark in academia. I sincerely wish this gentle spirit Godspeed.”The Archbishop is the focus of unity for the Anglican Communion. He is convener and host of the Lambeth Conference, President of the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC), and Chair of the Primates’ meeting. In these roles he travels extensively throughout the Anglican Communion, visiting provinces and dioceses, and supporting and encouraging the witness of the Church in very diverse contexts. As primus inter pares (first among equals) among the bishops, he has a special concern for those in episcopal ministry.Following the announcement, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion, wrote to members of the Standing Committee informing them of the decision.He asked them to remember Williams and his family during this time of transition and reflected on the primate’s time in office saying it had “coincided with a period of turmoil, change and development in the Anglican Communion, and his careful leadership, deeply rooted in spirituality and theology, has strengthened and inspired us all in the Communion during this time.”Williams’ announcement means that the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in New Zealand during the last quarter of this year will be his last as its president.Archbishop of York John Sentamu said he was saddened to hear the news: “Our partnership in the gospel over the past six years has been the most creative period of my ministry. It has been life-giving to have led missions together, gone on retreats and prayed together. In his company I have drunk deeply from the wells of God’s mercy and love and it has all been joyful. He is a real brother to me in Christ.“The last decade has been a challenging time for the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Thankfully, Archbishop Rowan is a remarkable and gifted leader who has strengthened the bonds of affection.”Other officials and observers soon added their reactions as well.Anglican Church of Canada Archbishop Fred Hiltz was traveling to Melanesia at the time of the announcement and was inaccessible for comment, according to a press release. Archdeacon Paul Feheley, his principal secretary, said that Williams’ term in office was “a time of significant challenges,” during which Canadian Anglicans “benefited from his thoughtful, pastoral presence.”The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, interim dean of Washington National Cathedral, said in a statement that Williams “has been a steadfast and compassionate leader during two decades in ministry as a bishop — half of them as the central figure in our Anglican Communion.”IntegrityUSA President Caroline Hall called the decade of Williams’ service “the most tumultuous time for Anglicans since the end of the English Civil War” and said that it was an “incredibly difficult time” in which to be a symbol of unity “in an Anglican Communion struggling with disunity and at times outright hostility.”“When he was elected we had high hopes that Rowan Williams would be willing to take a bold stand on LGBT inclusion,” Hall said, adding that “those hopes were dashed almost immediately” because “in his attempts to keep everyone at the table, Williams has proved more willing to listen to conservative than to liberal voices, even though his own theological position is more progressive.”The Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, World Council of Churches general secretary, said Williams’ “strong commitment to the unity of the church and the common work for justice and peace remains steadfast and part of his ongoing ministry.”The No Anglican Covenant Coalition thanked Williams “for his tireless commitment to unity in the Anglican Communion across these difficult ten years. We share with him hope that we will achieve greater love towards one another in the Communion and that we might be enriched by our links across the world.”The BBC posted a round-up of reaction here.For the official release from Lambeth Palace and more information about Williams’ time in office visit here.Prime Minister David Cameron thanked Williams for his service, saying he “sought to unite different communities and offer a profoundly humane sense of moral leadership that was respected by people of all faiths and none.” Cameron made no comment on the process to select Williams’ successorWhen Williams was appointed in July 2002, the Crown Appointments Commission was charged in a very secret procedure to send two names to the prime minister who could then either return the names to the commission and ask them to make new choices or forward a single choice to Queen Elizabeth. The queen makes the formal announcement.Speculation, begun even before Williams was earlier rumored to be contemplating his departure, renewed with the announcement. Even Williams, speaking during the Press Association interview, had some thoughts on the question.“I’d like the successor that God would like. I think it’s a job of immense demands and I would hope that my successor has the constitution of an ox and the skin of a rhinoceros really,” he said. “He will, I think, have to look with positive, hopeful eyes on a church which, for all its problems, is still for so many people a place to which they resort in times of need and crisis, a place to which they look for inspiration and I think the Church of England is a great treasure. I wish my successor well in the stewardship of it.” Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 17, 2012 at 6:41 am ++Rowan tried his best to united the millions of the Anglican faithful that got divided under his tenure. I am sure he will make more and better meaningful impact in the academics. Well done, dogged servant of the most high. Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs March 19, 2012 at 8:02 am His ten years will be seen as a wasted opportunity for international Anglicanism. A man of enormous intellect and profound depth, who could have led the international church to wrestle with its future creatively, was instead forced to put out bushfires and try to counter adolescent power-games. The cats his predecessor let out of the bag couldn’t be contained. Go well boyo. It’s ironic that the same UK Conservative Party that enacted Thatcher’s ‘revenge’ by appointing George Carey has returned to power in Britain in time to appoint Rowan Willams’ successor. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK March 16, 2012 at 5:10 pm I think ++Rowan had an incredibly hard job to do. Neither liberals nor conservatives are happy with the results of his tenure…but that also has to do with the intransigence on both sides of the issues … and sadly enough the inability for the Communion to truly be “Anglican” … unity in Diversity … as it has with so many other changes like women bishops, women priests, and the many liturgical changes that have taken place over the last 30 some years following Vatican II. I truly believe that these issues do not have to be a source of division but enrichment in the Communion. In the end… he is an incredibly good teacher, preacher, theologian, which will serve him well in his new post. I wish him all the best in his future ministry in our Church. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Tampa, FL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Rev. Ann Fontaine says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Comments (7) March 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm “. . . intransigence on both sides of the issues . . .” Very well written. As I myself have written, particularly with regards to the human sexuality issue, it is quite possible that neither side for quite possibly the next two generations at minimum will see the Promised Land in regards to an amicable solution to this dilemma as punishment for having poisoned the discourse. At the current age of 56 this particular gay man I know for certain will never see liberals and conservatives in the Anglican Communion come together on the human sexuality issue.last_img read more

House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates

first_imgCopyAbout this officeEdward Suzuki AssociatesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasKaruizawa-machiHouses3D ModelingJapanPublished on May 04, 2012Cite: “House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates” 04 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?枫之屋 / Edward Suzuki Associates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 CopyHouses•Karuizawa-machi, Japan Architects: Edward Suzuki Associates Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Yasuhiro NukamuraText description provided by the architects. House of Maple Leaves This is a villa situated about an hour’s rapid train ride from Tokyo in a mountain resort of Karuizawa, Japan. It is basically a wooden structure with the peripheral balconies in steel. The design is adapted from passive energy principles applied in the world-famous Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto. Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NukamuraThe only artificially operated system is the radiant hot-water heating embedded in the floor, running the entire length of the peripheral fenestration with heat pump air conditioning units as supplements just in case. Legal and binding design guidelines in the area required a roof slope of 1:5 minimum, eave length of 5oo mm minimum, and a limited selection of exterior coloring. Save this picture!© Yasuhiro NukamuraNatural passive energy means include but are not limited to the following: 1) Exterior insulation with 2) Air circulation paths in between exterior and interior finishes 3) Cross ventilation under the ground floor to protect against humidity 4) Overall cross ventilation with openable windows 5) Complete fenestration on the south with 6) Airtight, high-insulation composite sash with 7) Double-pane glass Save this picture!© Yasuhiro Nukamura8) Allowing low winter sun penetration and blocking high summer sun 9) Use of deciduous trees in the south similarly allowing low winter sun penetration and blocking high summer sun 10) Extended eaves to provide shade 11) Double floor living space to act as passive solar collector 12) Fireplace in the living space to burn trash 13) Ceiling fans to circulate warm air Save this picture!1st floor plan14) Highly insulating natural Japanese stucco (with embedded maple leaves) 15) Use of laminated bamboo instead of wood for floors, built-in furniture, cabinets, doors, and closets, as bamboo is very fast-growing (and hence more ecological than wood) and profusely abundant in Japan) 16) Use of fluorescent and LED lights 17) Corrugated metal exterior finish for easy maintenance and sustainability 18) Reflective silver roofing for insulation and temperature controlProject gallerySee allShow lessThink Space 2012 Programme: Past Forward CompetitionArticlesNew Housing for Researcher Workers / Praksis ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates Projects Japan House of Maple / Edward Suzuki AssociatesSave this projectSaveHouse of Maple / Edward Suzuki Associates Area:  677 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Yasuhiro Nukamura+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Year:  2010last_img read more

What Marxism teaches us about protests in Venezuela

first_imgExcerpted from TeleSur English, this article opens a compelling analysis of how Marxism can be used to take apart the recent capitalist media attacks on the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela. For the complete article go to Democracy. Stability.These are the demands that mainstream media will have you believe are behind ongoing anti-government opposition protests in Venezuela, which have since claimed over 50 lives.Borrowing plot lines from “David and Goliath,” the alphabet soup of corporate news outlets perpetuates the same ill-conceived dichotomy. On one side are the powerless, peace-loving democrats protesting for political freedom. On the other side is the powerful, violent authori­tarian government fighting against those demands.This narrative, indisputably dominant in mainstream media, is intentionally designed to engender support for regime change in Venezuela. Outlets like CBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News and The New York Times, for example, are owned by wealthy global elites who are top investors within the military-industrial complex and profit handsomely from endless war.Publications like the Miami Herald exemplify mainstream media’s drive for war by publishing pieces suggesting “What Trump should do about Venezuela’s drift toward a full-blown dictatorship.” This falls entirely in line with their wealthy corporate backers, who salivate over the idea of recolonizing and privatizing Venezuela’s vast oil resources.Their rallying cries for U.S. action against Venezuela resemble those made against Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya before their respective invasions in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2011. Anyone who has closely followed these invasions, however, can attest to the central role inaccurate mainstream media reports have played in facilitating their disastrous outcomes.Let’s not forget that in 2003, for example, establishment news propagated a disastrous lie: the claim that the Iraqi government was then in possession of “weapons of mass destruction.”But as the U.S.-led Iraq Survey Group was forced to admit in 2003, there was zero evidence that the Iraqi government had produced or stockpiled any weapons of mass destruction since 1991. That was the year United Nations sanctions were imposed against the administration of former President Saddam Hussein.The results of this lie, as history has shown, were catastrophic. Tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and combatants died, thousands more were violated and injured, and entire cities were left in ruin.Moreover, the same media outlets that served as cheerleaders for this illegal invasion, “justified” with unsubstantiated claims, are the same ones that beat the drums of war against Yugoslavia in 1999, Afghanistan in 2001 and Libya in 2011. And in present times, they’re beating the drums of war against Venezuela.That’s why those who truly want to understand what’s going on in Venezuela can’t rely on publications that have the economic interests of their wealthy corporate backers at heart. Those seeking the truth about protests in Venezuela must ground their investigation in the interests of the working class masses who would be most affected by any ­attack or invasion. . . .Marxism, a method of studying and responding to world events, is best suited for this since it is fundamentally based on advancing the best interests of workers, the majority, and not wealthy elites, the minority. And as will later be shown, it demonstrates that the worker-led govern­ment is truly promoting freedom, democracy and stability, not the Wall Street-backed opposition.One of the biggest problems inherent in mainstream media coverage of protests in Venezuela is their method of analyzing them.If you take a close look at most articles or videos produced by establishment publications, you’ll notice an underlying trend. They discuss present-day turmoil in Venezuela without providing adequate historical context.Not only do they intentionally leave out the incessant economic and political attacks waged against the Bolivarian Revolution since taking power in 1999, which have hampered the government’s ability to advance peace and stability. They also fail to mention what the country was like before 1999 when late President Hugo Chávez took office and began radically improving conditions for Venezuela’s working-class majority.Since the early 2000s, for example, supermarket owners affiliated with Venezuela’s opposition have hoarded food products so they can resell them at higher prices and make large profits. Food importing companies owned by the country’s wealthy right-wing elite are also manipulating import figures in order to raise prices on goods.In 2013, former Venezuelan Central Bank chief Edmee Betancourt ­reported that the country lost between US$15 ­billion and US$20 billion the previous year because of hoarding and price manipulation.Right-wing sabotage of Venezuela’s … economy, which has been waged on numerous fronts since 1999, serves to bolster political attacks against the government. This tactic of destabilization, expounded upon by U.S. political scientist Gene Sharp, has been used against governments opposed to Wall Street from time immemorial. …FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

WASDE at a Glance

first_img Facebook Twitter The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was released Wednesday. Here are some of the highlights.WHEAT: Projected U.S. wheat supplies for 2014/15 are lowered this month as an increase in beginning stocks is more than offset by a reduction in forecast winter wheat production. Beginning stocks are raised with a 10-million-bushel reduction in 2013/14 food use and offsetting 5-million-bushel reductions in 2013/14 imports and exports. Projected production for 2014/15 is down 21 million bushels as reduced prospects for Hard Red Winter (HRW) wheat in the Southern and Central Plains and White Winter wheat in the Pacific Northwest more than outweigh higher forecast Soft Red Winter wheat production across the South and Midwest.Projected food use is lowered 10 million bushels for 2014/15 and for 2013/14. This month’s reduced outlook for food use assumes a higher flour extraction rate for both marketing years. Exports for 2014/15 are projected 25 million bushels lower with tighter supplies of HRW wheat and stronger competition from major exporters. Projected ending stocks are raised 34 million bushels. The projected range for the 2014/15 season-average farm price is lowered 30 cents on both ends to $6.35 to $7.65 per bushel based on the larger expected carryout, higher global production, and recent sharp declines in futures prices.Global wheat supplies for 2014/15 are raised 4.1 million tons as a 5.2-million-ton increase in foreign production is only partly offset by a 0.8-million-ton reduction in foreign beginning stocks and this month’s lower U.S. production outlook. World production for 2014/15 is projected at 701.6 million tons, up 4.6 million from last month with increases for India, the European Union, China, and Russia more than offsetting the decline in U.S. output.COARSE GRAINS: The outlook for 2014/15 U.S. feed grain supplies is virtually unchanged this month with only small changes made to barley and oats imports and exports for 2013/14. Other feed grain balance sheet items are unchanged for both marketing years. Projected corn production for 2014/15 is unchanged at a record 13,935 million bushels. The projected U.S. corn yield remains at 165.3 bushels per acre as a slightly slower-than-normal mid-May planting progress is expected to be offset by very favorable early season crop and weather conditions. U.S. crop conditions in the most recent Crop Progress report are the best in 4 years for the aggregated 18 reported states and better than any time since 2007 for the Corn Belt. The projected range for the 2014/15 season-average farm price is unchanged at $3.85 to $4.55 per bushel and below this month’s lower projected 2013/14 range of $4.45 to $4.65 per bushel. The 2013/14 price range is lowered 10 cents per bushel at the midpoint based on prices reported to date and the recent decline in nearby cash and futures prices.Global coarse grain supplies for 2014/15 are projected 2.3 million tons higher mostly with larger corn beginning stocks and production. Higher 2013/14 corn production for Brazil and India raise 2014/15 beginning stocks for both countries. Lower 2013/14 corn exports for Argentina also add to 2014/15 beginning stocks. Higher 2013/14 corn imports boost 2014/15 beginning stocks for Colombia, Egypt, and Turkey. Ukraine and China 2014/15 corn beginning stocks are lowered with higher 2013/14 exports for Ukraine and lower 2013/14 imports for China. Despite an increase in 2013/14 South Africa corn production, 2014/15 beginning stocks decline with higher 2013/14 consumption and exports.OILSEEDS: This month’s U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2014/15 include a small reduction in beginning and ending stocks. Lower beginning stocks reflect a higher crush projection for 2013/14. Soybean crush for 2013/14 is raised 5 million bushels to 1,700 million reflecting an increase in projected soybean meal exports. Soybean meal exports are projected at 11.5 million short tons, up 0.4 million from last month reflecting stronger-than-expected shipments this spring. Soybean ending stocks for 2013/14 are projected at 125 million bushels, down 5 million from last month. Ending stocks for 2014/15 are also reduced 5 million bushels to 325 million.Global oilseed production for 2014/15 is projected at 516.0 million tons, up 0.8 million from last month. Rapeseed production for the European Union is raised 0.5 million tons to 22.0 million on improved yield prospects, mainly for the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, and Romania. Other changes include increased soybean production for the European Union and increased cottonseed production for the United States. Cottonseed production is also raised for India for 2013/14.LIVESTOCK, POULTRY, AND DAIRY: The forecast for total meat production in 2014 is lowered from last month as lower beef and broiler production more than offsets increased pork and turkey production. Beef production is lowered as the pace of steer and heifer slaughter in the second quarter is reduced. However, carcass weights are forecast slightly higher as feed prices have moderated. Pork production is forecast higher due to a combination of larger second-quarter slaughter and higher carcass weights for the year. USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report will be released on June 27 and provide an indication of producer farrowing intentions for the remainder of the year. Broiler production is lowered from last month as the pace of expansion remains slow. Turkey production is raised on higher second-quarter production. Egg production is raised as strong table egg prices are expected to support increased production. For 2015, no change is made to red meat or turkey forecasts, but the forecast for broiler production is reduced for early 2015.Forecasts for 2014 beef imports are raised as demand for processing grade beef remains strong; no change is made to the export forecast. Pork imports and exports are raised based on April trade data. Broiler exports are reduced as production forecasts are lowered from last month. The slower pace of exports is expected to carry into 2015. Turkey exports are unchanged from last month.Cattle, hog, and turkey price forecasts for 2014 and 2015 are unchanged from last month. Broiler prices are raised for 2014 as supplies are forecast smaller, but 2015 prices are unchanged from last month. Egg prices for 2014 are raised from last month as demand remains strong; prices for 2015 are unchanged.Milk production forecasts for 2014 and 2015 are unchanged from last month. Export forecasts are raised on a fat basis for 2014 and 2015 with higher cheese exports. However, growth in 2014 exports is constrained by weaker butter sales as higher domestic prices have made U.S. butter less competitive on world markets. Skim-solids exports reflect strength in cheese and nonfat dry milk (NDM) exports. Imports for 2014 and 2015 are raised on higher imports of food ingredients. 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U.S.-China Deal Needed by March 2019

first_img By NAFB News Service – Dec 10, 2018 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the U.S. and China must reach a trade agreement by March. Lighthizer said March 1st is a “hard deadline” for a long-term deal to be reached between the two nations, according to Politico. Lighthizer says the administration wants additional market access for U.S. producers and structural changes by China to protect American technology. If an agreement cannot be reached, more tariffs are expected, according to Lighthizer.Currently, while tariffs remain in place, the two nations agreed to a ceasefire that will stop any future tariff announcements, if the two nations stay engaged in trade talks. U.S. agriculture is eager for China to remove tariffs on U.S. farm products, and awaiting the Trump-announced China purchases of agricultural commodities, as part of the recent G20 talks between China and the United States. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE U.S.-China Deal Needed by March 2019 Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S.-China Deal Needed by March 2019 Facebook Twitter Previous articleFormer Ag Secretary Bergland PassesNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Looks Toward 2019; Schneider to Speak at Indiana Farm Expo NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU

first_imgKelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin The TCU 2017-18 Transfer Team works to run monthly events and maintain a strong on campus community for transfers. ReddIt Facebook + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Kelsey Emery Linkedin Twitter Facebook Kelsey Emery center_img Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors Professor speaks to TCU students on animals and disasters Kelsey Emery Kelsey Emery Previous articleStudents react to the nutty squirrels on campusNext articleTCU hangout closes its doors, college ministry considers buying property Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Kelsey Emery ReddIt TAGSGrandmarcTransfer students printThe first semester in college can be a difficult time of transition. This can be especially true for non-traditional students starting at a new school without a strong community or source of support. For students who transfer to TCU,  however, there are many resources on campus to help in making TCU a home.Those resources include the Transfer Leadership Team and the Transfer Center Connection Space, which is located in GrandMarc.With 16 students on the TCU Transfer Leadership Team staff, the Transfer Center puts on monthly programs and works to engage transfer students and create a strong community.The TCU 2017-18 Transfer Team works to run monthly events and maintain a strong on-campus community for transfers.As the fall semester comes to a close, transfer students around campus reflected on their experiences with TCU’s transfer programs, during their first semester as Horned Frogs.Colton Clanton, a junior secondary physical science education major, said TCU’s transfer programs have made a huge difference in his time at TCU so far.“I have taken part in most– if not all– transfer programs and events here,” Clanton said. “They have really helped me to branch out and meet a lot of new people, as well as get involved on campus. Without these events or programs, I would have missed out on several opportunities for self-improvement and interaction with others.”With headquarters in the BLUU and a Transfer Connection Space in GrandMarc, the Transfer Center works to make the transition to TCU as smooth as possible.Transfer student and sophomore strategic communication studies major Kylie Cobb said, “the transfer student programs and community were very helpful in the beginning of the semester.” As a result, she said she met some of her good friends through the Transfer Center’s activities and get-togethers.“I may be a little biased,” senior psychology major Fernanda Reyes said. “But honestly, there is no other university with transfer programs as inclusive and engaging as the transfer programs at TCU. They make you feel like you belong, no matter what background you come from.”Reyes, like many others, said she’s made the most out of the recently established Transfer Center Space in GrandMarc.“It’s such a neat place to visit; it’s never cramped in there,” she said. “You get free printing services, computer access and a quiet space to study or just take a break.”With new ideas and improvements being made each year, the Transfer Center continues to try to make incoming students feel at home at TCU by prioritizing transfer engagement on campus.“There are instant connections and bonds to be made with other transfer students just based on your story,” Clanton said. “So, it’s been an incredible experience to take part in this growing community and come to know other students like me.” Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more