By Osborne seeks EU backing over bank bonuses

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Wednesday 24 November 2010 9:06 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content By Osborne seeks EU backing over bank bonuses center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter Centerthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com THE European Commission has formally agreed to consider a request from chancellor George Osborne seeking support for common rules on the disclosure of bankers’ bonuses in a move that will delay the introduction of such pay regulations in the UK.Osborne is seeking to link the introduction of rules on transparency in the UK – which would force banks to reveal details of £1m-plus bonus payments – to a European Union-wide agreement covering Frankfurt, Paris and other EU financial centres.Osborne’s request comes after pressure from banks who had warned that the strict interpretation of the rule that caps the upfront cash component of large bonuses at 20 per cent, with the rest paid in shares or deferred – could see UK banks struggle to hire as their terms were less attractive. Another fear is that the rule could leave bankers with no bonus cash at all as the 50 per cent tax rate would be applied not just to the recipient’s upfront cash award, but also to share awards.The decision means British banks will not face new disclosure rules during the bonus rounds in February and March. whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

The boss of the UK’s largest broker sees a long road back to recovery

first_img The chief executive of the UK’s largest independent stockbroker Collins Stewart takes a deep breath and thinks for a moment. After a pause, Mark Brown, who is sitting in his large modern office with floor-to-ceiling views of the City, says: “I think we are about halfway towards getting the firm back to where it should be.”When Brown arrived at Collins Stewart in October 2008, after heading smaller rival Arbuthnot Securities, the firm had been battered by the credit crunch. Under its previous chief executive Joel Plasco, the broker embarked on a programme of global expansion that saw it build a presence in 14 regions – including the US, India and Israel – in just over two years. In 2007 alone, Brown says, the firm set up or bought nine businesses. “My predecessor was a busy boy,” quips Brown, who has a flat Lancashire drawl, having been raised in the Pennines town of Wigan. The 47-year-old is powerfully built, and you can still tell he played a lot of rugby in the all-action position of open-sided wing at university.When the financial crisis hit, the stockbroker was left with a number of diverse units that had yet to be fully integrated. “There was not a lot of coherence to the business,” says Brown. As a result, the firm posted a £15.2m loss in 2008, compared to a £79m profit the year before. Sales slumped 25 per cent to £175.7m. Brown says: “When I came in the future of the business was uncertain. I had to take quick action. I didn’t have much time to contemplate my navel.”He closed a lot of the firm’s foreign offices, including its Wall Street investment banking unit?– less than two years after buying CE Unterbereg Towbin for $31.7m. In just four months, headcount fell by 100 to 700. He also worked hard at integrating Hawkpoint, the mergers and acquisitions advisory business bought for £150m in 2006 – in fact, the firm’s name will soon be changed to Collins Stewart Hawkpoint.The stockbroker says: “Overall we had to shrink the business by 15 per cent. Now the firm is located in Europe and the US, with a small unit in Singapore, which is well run and gives us an outlet in Asia.”As a result of Brown’s swift action, the business swung back to a pre-tax profit of £18.4m in 2009.When it posted its full-year figures earlier this month, pre-tax profit stood at £19m, thanks to the rebound of its US securities unit. Sales rose 16 per cent to £216m.This is still below the £234m of sales the business made in the 2007 peak, but the group is back up to 800 staff again and Brown says he expects headcount to grow. The business is split into four areas. Although Collins Stewart is known as a stockbroker, its most profitable unit is its wealth management division, which accounts for half of its operating profit.Brown says: “This is a strong area for us because it brings in regular fees every year. It is the only area where we have bought something in the last 12 months.”The unit plans to manage £10bn by 2012, and to that end it made two bolt on acquisitions last year. It snapped up rivals Corazon Capital – which has £382m under management – for £7m in cash and shares and Anderson Charnley – which manages £900m – for £5m. Collins Stewart’s wealth management unit currently manages £7.6bn. The group’s other three units – trading and researching securities, Hawkpoint and corporate broking – roughly contribute equally to the rest of the firm’s profit.However, Brown says his focus has been on corporate broking recently. “We have put a lot of investment here and hired some senior people because we think we can win more mid-cap corporate broking accounts.”Brown believes the turmoil of the credit crunch has opened up a lot of space in this area over the last 18 months. He says Landsbanki’s Teather & Greenwood and Kaupthing’s Singer & Friedlander have gone, JP Morgan has cut staff in this area, and “no one quite knows what Hoare Govett under RBS [Royal Bank of Scotland] are up to.” He estimates this leaves the field open to three big players in the market: Investec, Numis and Collins Stewart.Like most listed companies, mid cap businesses have spent the last two years cutting costs and putting off investment. But Brown says things were “beginning to thaw towards the end of last year”. “A lot of companies have cash on their balance sheet and I think we will see more spending this year.”The stockbroker works on the assumption that one in seven of the 70 or so firms it has on its books will mount a big corporate action each year, which it will be able to help raise cash for. This rate of business will keep its broking unit profitable.The firm’s fortunes look better than they were three years ago, when the beleaguered stockbroker was linked to a sale to Nomura. However, the Japanese investment bank later went on to bag a bigger prize when it picked up Lehman Brothers’ European assets.Brown, who arrived after the Nomura bid talk, says that the firm is no longer looking for a buyer.The business is also coping without the presence of City veteran Terry Smith who joined Collins Stewart in 1992 and spent 18 years at the firm. He was chief executive from 1996 to 2006 and its chairman from 2006 to 2010; during his tenure, the firm grew to become a powerhouse stockbroker. Smith left the business in December to set up a new fund management business, Fundsmith.But Brown says that the iconic stockbroker has not become a stranger to the firm.He says: “If there is something I need advice over, I can always give Terry a call.”Brown adds: “If he had been running the business, it would not have got into the mess it did. But Terry was very helpful when I first came into the business.”Although Brown is more optimistic about the future of Collins?Stewart he thinks there is some way to go.“We are through the worst, but it will be a long, hard road ahead, of around three to five years. I believe we will prevail this year, but I expect every day to be a battle.” In 2011 he will keep an eye on inflation and a possible second round of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, which may slow corporate spending. But he won’t lose much sleep. “I don’t worry about things I can’t do anything about,” he says. “As they say in rugby, play what’s in front of you.” Brown has done the dirty part of the job, cutting back staff and operations. Now he believes the firm is fit to compete against its rivals and to raise cash for growing companies across Britain. His shareholders will hope he is right.CV | MARK BROWNAge: 47Work: Joined the CBI as an economist; economist at the Treasury; UBS/Philips and Drew and a market strategist in 1987; head of research at HSBC; variety of roles at ABN Amro, leaving as chief executive of equities; chief executive of Arbuthnot Securities from 2004 to 2008; since then, chief executive of Collins StewartEducation: Loughborough University, read economicsLives: Flat in Putney and a house in SomersetHobbies: Watches a lot of rugby, has a box at Harlequins. Skiing. Gardening: “I like to spend my Sundays there.” Share Monday 28 March 2011 7:25 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content The boss of the UK’s largest broker sees a long road back to recovery whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgResort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Resort Savings & Loans PLC (RESORT.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileResort Savings & Loans Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria specialising in mortgage banking products and services. The company offers personal and corporate mortgage accounts, leasing and credit facilities, property acquisition management services and fund management services. Key products include RIMPlan for those saving towards owning their own home with a Life Assurance plan as an added bonus; RIMLand for those wanting to acquire their own land; Resort Home Renovation Loan for the renovation of current properties; the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme targeted at low and medium individual income earners employed in the private and public sectors; and Resort Early Home Owners Account for the young adult market in the 25-40 year age bracket. Resort Savings & Loans Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Resort Savings & Loans Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgDangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc (DANGSU.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDangote Sugar Refineries Plc cultivates and mills sugarcane in Nigeria and produces fortified and non-fortified granulated sugar for household consumption and use in pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing. The fortified product is a fine high quality Vitamin A fortified white granulated sugar which is an all-purpose sugar used for baking and sweetening beverages and food stuff. It is sold under the brand name Dangote Sugar in 50kg, 1kg, 500g and 250g packages. The unfortified product is a specially-processed sugar grade used by pharmaceuticals and food and beverage manufacturing companies. Dangote Sugar Refineries’ subsidiary company, Savannah Sugar Company Limited, cultivates sugarcane for the group and is responsible for the milling process. Dangote Sugar Refineries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby World – May 2013 edition contents

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS [imagebrowser id=37]THE LATEST issue of Rugby World brings you the full story of the 2013 Six Nations and Wales’ triumph. As well as an in-depth review of all the matches and Stuart Barnes’s analysis of the tournament, there are big-name interviews with title-winning Wales forwards Richard Hibbard, Toby Faletau and Adam Jones, England’s Dan Cole, Brad Barritt and Chris Ashton, Tim Visser of Scotland and Irish brothers Rob and Dave Kearney. Plus, Stephen Jones picks his 36-man Lions squad.In addition to all the Six Nations features, Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen opens up on how he’s dealing with his terminal illness, France flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo explains why he would trade all his rugby honours to have grown up with his family in Africa and we meet the Ayr prop who’s also a pastor.———————————————————————————————————————————————–Front Row…2013 Six Nations The story of the championship — facts, stats and fabulous picsLions selection, Army v Navy, LV= Cup, Kit Aid, rugby rant and30 minutes with Adam JonesMartyn Williams – Who should lead the Lions?David Flatman – How to derail the WallabiesPaul Wallace – A four-step plan for IrelandSpotlights…Toby Faletau – The quiet man of Wales’ title-winning team spares a few words for Owain JonesBrad Barritt – The Sarries centre believes the big picture is bright for England. Bea Asprey reportsAl Kellock – The Scot tells Alan Dymock why Glasgow have got it right both on and off the fieldLuke Marshall – Fresh from his Ireland debut, the centre is now targeting silverware with Ulster. By Katie FieldCentres…Stuart Barnes – The former England fly-half reviews the highs and lows of the Six Nations and looks ahead to the Lions tourDan Cole – The England tighthead talks F1, a bumpy road to the 2015 World Cup and that stampThe Kearneys – Brothers Rob and Dave share tales from their childhood and talk about their family bondRichard Hibbard – Meet the hooker who played a starring role in Wales’ Six Nations-winning campaignTim Visser – The wing on how Scotland turned things around — and improvements he must make You can also download the issue onto your iPad or iPad MiniOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC or android device? If so click here.center_img Pro Insight – International referee Wayne Barnes gives his best adviceFitness – How to raise the intensityPro’s Playbook – Sam Vesty provides this moveMini Rugby – A game to improve passing and how to bind at the scrumSave Your Season – Kettering get a gruelling workout from NorthamptonSouth Africa – Joost van der Westhuizen opens up about his illnessHambo meets… England wing Chris Ashton on why he’s misunderstoodStephen Jones – Which players make it into our columnist’s 2013 Lions squad?The Big Debate – Should the Lions pick France-based players? Tom Smith and John Dawes give their viewsScotland – Do religion and rugby really go together? It seems to work for God-fearing Ayr prop Nick CoxFrance – The heartbreaking story of flanker Fulgence OuedraogoBacks…Club section – What’s going on in your area?Schools – News from the schools gameEssentials – The latest books and productsUncovered – Grand Slam-winning Ireland flanker Siobhan FlemingTour Tale – How one pitch invader made a booboo at Twickenham…———————————————————————————————————————————————–Click here to subscribe to Rugby Worldlast_img read more

African communicator sought for regional and provincial role

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By ACNS staffPosted Aug 6, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Tags Africa, Anglican Communion Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH African communicator sought for regional and provincial role An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Tampa, FL [Anglican Communion News Service] The search is on for a Communications Officer in Africa to help Anglicans there better share their stories of life and ministry with each other and the world.The role, originally planned for Nairobi, Kenya, has now been moved to Lusaka in Zambia after the interview panel decided not to appoint.After consultation with representatives of both the Church of the Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA)1 and The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA)2, the decision was made to try something different.“The Church of the Province of Central Africa currently has no full time communications capacity,” explained Director of Communications of the Anglican Communion Office, Mr Jan Butter. “So, after not finding the right person in Kenya, it was agreed by all to look again and see whether, this time, we could also support a Province with this appointment.”The successful candidate will act as the Communications Officer for Africa two thirds of his/her time and Provincial Communications Officer for the remaining third. This person will focus on reporting on those Provinces with little or no communications capacity and liaise with the communicators in those that have.Generously funded by a grant from long-time supporters of communications in Africa, Trinity Wall Street, this position is a pilot project. After three years the hope is that African Provinces will together take on the funding of this or a similar position.See the full job description here: http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ministry/secretariat/vacancies/index.cfmFor more information contact: Mr Jan Butter on [email protected] or +447889400889Notes to Editors·         1 The Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA) is a regional Faith Based Organization that was established in 1979 in Chilema, Malawi, by the Anglican Primates of Africa. Its goal is to co-ordinate and articulate issues affecting the Church and communities across the region. http://www.capa-hq.org/index.php/about-us·         2 The Province includes Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe http://www.aco.org/tour/province.cfm?ID=C2·         The Anglican Communion Office serves the Anglican Communion, comprising around 85 million members in 38 regional and national member churches around the globe in more than 165 countries. http://www.anglicancommunion.org/ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more


first_img Projects House NL III / GAAGA House NL III / GAAGASave this projectSaveHouse NL III / GAAGA Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  CopyAbout this officeGAAGAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeidenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on March 29, 2011Cite: “House NL III / GAAGA” 29 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2010 “COPY”center_img Architects: GAAGA Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122895/house-nl-iii-gaaga Clipboard Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 17 Share CopyHouses•Leiden, The Netherlands Houses Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. Urban context The site is a former industrial area near the city centre, designated by the city of Leiden as an experimental housing zone where people can develop their own homes. The local authorities supplied a schematic urban plan based on a grid, giving private persons a framework to fill in. It consists of more than a hundred plots in a pedestrian precinct. Regarding the appearance of the houses there are no limiting conditions other than a fixed maximum volume.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersCultural / PatrimonialiGuzziniLighting Design – Jiu Ke Shu Future Arts Center / iGuzziniWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsHouse NL III is part of an ensemble of nine houses which, in the shape of a horseshoe, are grouped around a communal garden. Each house is an autonomous object designed by a different architect. The houses are connected to each other by means of a party wall. House NL III is situated on plot 3, which has a surface area of 9 x 10 meter. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgArchitectural design House NL III is an abstract, white stucco, solid object that virtually covers the available square base. It consists of two floors, of which each floor has a typical program and spatial lay-out. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgBoth floors are clearly distinguishable on the outside: the façade of the upper floor bents outwards in contrast to the façade of the ground floor which bents inwards, resulting in a slight overhang. This combination of indention and protrusion not only gives the house its special looks, it also shows that the house is, spatially and functionally, made up of two parts. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe lower part is designated as a working zone whereas the upper part functions as a small apartment. The spatial lay-out of both parts is different. At the upper part the several living spaces are directly linked up with each other. There are no passageways between the different spaces, which evokes a sense of openness and spaciousness. The diagonal vista that results from the absence of partitions in the middle of the floor plan makes the space look more spacious and it contributes to the open character. Furthermore, all partitions are detached from the exterior walls thus making it possible to walk all round the space. Whereas the upper floor is spatially dynamic, the ground floor is much more static; it is divided into simple rooms, suitable to work in seclusion. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgAnother special feature of this house is the use of color. At specific places, the transition between inside and outside is marked by an overall coloring of walls, ceiling and floor in a warm yellow color. In this way interior and exterior are connected delicately. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgHomeMade House NL III is a special house in the sense that it is almost completely built by the owner-occupier himself; he made his home with his own hands. In this way the owner-occupier not only managed to realize a home at cost price, he also got personally engaged in the process of building architecture. As a professional instrument maker of clavichords he accomplished his mission with a lot of skill, patience and devotion. The result is a low price custom-made house that derives its architectural beauty from simplicity. In this way House NL III is not only an architectural but also an economic confirmation of the famous proverb “less is more”….Save this picture!AxonProject gallerySee allShow less2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de MouraArticlesSports Canopy / GS-CAArticles Share The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122895/house-nl-iii-gaaga Clipboardlast_img read more

Learning From 2019 as 2020 Looms

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Learning From 2019 as 2020 Looms By Gary Truitt – Dec 26, 2019 SHARE Learning From 2019 as 2020 Looms As we prepare to put 2019 behind us, what can we take away for planning a better year in 2020? As I talked with a wide variety of company representatives and experts, the consistent message I heard was plan.Mike Leetch, with Syngenta, says that plan needs to have several alternative plans, ”for when mother nature throws us another curve ball. So, you need a plan A, and a plan B, and even a plan C. Protecting the crop with a solid plan you can implement next spring is about 80% of the battle.”John Schartman, with Pioneer, says choosing good genetics is a key, especially when growing soybeans.“Our market research shows that it is good genetics combined with a farmer‘a good management practices that leads to success in growing soybeans.”He added that local Pioneer representatives, working with producers on their farms, are also a key component.In addition to weather and planting challenges in 2019, diseases were a serious issue for many growers. Paula Halabicki, with BASF, recommends evaluating the likelihood of a disease outbreak and taking steps to prevent it.“Consider if you have had a disease pressure before and evaluate your chances of having a repeat problem. In addition, there are higher risk factors like planting corn on corn that should be considered and perhaps plan for fungicide application as a preventative.”It may be wishful thinking, but most of the people I have talked with feel it is unlikely 2020 will be a repeat of 2019.  There will, however, be challenges and surprises. So plan ahead and be prepared. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleChinese Soybean Purchases Rise in NovemberNext articleMcKinney’s Path to USDA Under Secretary Gary Truittlast_img read more

Oh the places they’ll go: Seniors face challenges post-graduation

first_imgprintAs seniors finish up their finals and get ready to step out into the job market, they may want to take a minute to brush up on their writing skills too.While degrees and experience are important, seniors may not realize that strong writing skills are especially appealing to employers said Jill Whitfield, career consultant for the College of Communication.“If a student can’t write a strong resume, cover letter, or job entrance essay, professional statement – then they probably won’t get the job, regardless of their field,” she said.Along with rusty writing skills, some graduating seniors can face a host of other challenges, like preparing for interviews and student loan repayment.Associate English Professor Anne Frey, who oversees advising for the English Department, said she regularly suggests that students visit the Center for Career and Professional Services to practice interviewing. She also said students should tailor their resumes to specific industries.“We also recommend that students practice articulating all of the ways that their liberal arts study has given them skills that transfer to the corporate world,” she said.Frey said the emphasis on writing and research makes English degrees particularly versatile when job searching.“Many English and Writing students go into fields like law, marketing, teaching, technical writing, and editing and publishing,” she said. “The skills they have learned also suit them for working in a business or non-profit environment.”English and Film, Television and Digital Media double major Austin Shaw said that his experiences with internships and summer jobs taught him not to stress about the transition from college to the job market.“As long as I continue to work hard, follow leads and connections, and look for jobs, something will work out,” he said.Got my frog pic before finals and graduation TCU tree lighting was… https://t.co/ZNNrMJtEV8— Tay (@taytayheartsu) December 2, 2017Hiring: Behind the scenesWhitfield said students often have more experience than they realize. Research projects, coursework and internships can often count as experience in that field. She added that ultimately companies hire whoever they like.“Reach out to any TCU Alumni who could help you get your foot in the door,” she said. Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Residents “deck the halls” for the holidays Nursing senior Indigo Dillard stands behind a sign for the Annie Richardson Bass building. (Photo courtesy of D. Oliver Photography). TAGScareer centerjobsseniors Facebook Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Unemployment rate among college studentsInfogramWhitfield recommends looking for recruiters on LinkedIn to follow-up with and sending them a message to increase visibility. She said including your application number in messages is also helpful.“As a former corporate recruiter, I assure you that finding a contact to follow-up with is crucial,” she said.We had a great time at our Re-START at @4daywkd listening to our 2nd-year students discuss what to expect on the way to graduation! #TCUMBA pic.twitter.com/wWYw4Iucse— TCU Neeley MBA (@TCU_MBA) August 26, 2017FinancesWage averages for college graduates are leveling out and surpassed 2007 wage levels earlier this year, according to a May EPI report. In February the EPI reported that hourly wages for college graduates have reached roughly $19 per hour – up roughly a dollar from the previous year’s estimates.Despite this improvement in wages, student loans constitute a serious financial burden for many students. The average 2017 graduate owes roughly $27,857, according to the Student Loan Report.To avoid defaulting on student loans the US. Department of Education recommends that graduates notify their loan servicers of any life changes that could affect their ability to make payments. The loan servicer can then discuss options like switching payment plans, loan consolidation and deferment.Student loan debt for 2017InfogramTwenty-eight percent of all full-time TCU students received federal student loans for the 2015-2016 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.One more for the roadAs she prepares to move to Colorado for law school, graduating English and Political Science double major Emily Gibson said she’s excited about her future.“I think big things are in store,” Gibson said. “Though I will for sure miss TCU, I know I will always be a Horned Frog and have a place here if I ever need it.”Though Austin Shaw said he is excited to graduate and start working, he added that graduation is bitter-sweet.“I have mixed feelings,” he said. “I love TCU and would love to stick around Fort Worth, but I am also incredibly ready to start working in the field that I have been training in for four years.”Whitfield said all students can find help at the Center for Career and Professional Services and that TCU career consultants are “a resource for life.”Whitfield added that sometimes graduates learn that the careers they wanted in college aren’t a good fit for them. She said students shouldn’t pressure themselves to find the perfect job after graduation.“It’s okay to change your mind and pursue a different path,” she said. “Sometimes it takes finding out what you don’t like, to find what you love.” “Man’s Best Friends” In Need at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control Shelter TCU to host annual turkey giveaway World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 House concert series brings music to Overton Woods Erin Ratiganhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/erin-ratigan/ Erin Ratigan is a Headliners Foundation scholar and contributor to the “Fort Worth Weekly” news publication. She is a journalism major, sociology minor, and arts enthusiast. 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“Happy birthday, Mr. Dictator”

first_img Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell ZimbabweAfrica ZimbabweAfrica News Help by sharing this information November 12, 2020 Find out more While the state-owned press just talks about the president’s birthday, independent newspapers continue to be gagged. They try to cover human rights issues and the country’s economic and social situation, but they are exposed to serious reprisals. Repressive legislation, state control of public media, harassment of the privately-owned press, physical attacks on freelance photographers, arbitrary arrests, illegal detention, systematic persecution of human rights activists and heavy-handed interrogation by the Central Intelligence Organization – these are the ingredients of censorship and suppression of free speech in Zimbabwe.Mugabe is one of the world’s oldest heads of state, on a par with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz Al Saud and Singaporean President Sellapan Ramanathan, two other champions of press freedom.Not everyone is living so comfortably at 87. Take the example of 87-year-old Chinese activist and journalist Sun Shucai. A refugee in Bangkok since November 2006, registered with UNHCR, in possession of a documenting saying he had requested UN protection, he was nonetheless arrested by the Thai authorities last December and has been in an immigration detention centre ever since .Happy Birthday, Mr. Predator. You caused your country to plummet in the press freedom index our organization publishes every year and now it is in the bottom third. Thanks to the money your First Lady makes from diamond trafficking and the fortune you have stolen from the people, no one doubts that your party will be a lavish one. Meanwhile, your people will have to grit their teeth. News Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail November 27, 2020 Find out more Photo : AFP RSF_en center_img Follow the news on Zimbabwe Organisation The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa September 1, 2020 Find out more to go further February 18, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Happy birthday, Mr. Dictator” Robert Mugabe will turn 87 on 21 February. Appointed prime minister in 1980, he stepped up to presidential throne seven years later. Since then no one has been able to get him to step down. Independent Zimbabwe, the former Southern Rhodesia, has been subject to his dictate for 24 years. And journalists have had to behave themselves!“The old man,” as he is known in Harare, is expected to celebrate his birthday with the usually pomp. While his people go hungry, he gorges himself. There are few reasons for partying in Zimbabwe. Hyperinflation, food shortages, unemployment, a devastating AIDS epidemic. The time when Zimbabwe was southern Africa’s breadbasket is long gone. No matter. Monday is his birthday. Like a boy, that’s all he can think about right now. News Receive email alerts Reportslast_img read more