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New home starts plummet in the US

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 16 March 2011 8:36 pm AMERICA’S housing slump looks set to continue, despite recovery in other parts of the world’s largest economy.Housing starts in the US posted their biggest decline in 27 years in February while building permits dropped to their lowest level on record, it was revealed yesterday.Groundbreaking on new construction dropped 22.5 per cent last month to an annual rate of 479,000 units, according to Commerce Department data.Meanwhile, producer prices rose by 1.6 per cent in February, as energy and consumer goods saw a strong increase.On Tuesday the Federal Reserve said it would “pay close attention” to rising prices and inflation expectations. KCS-content Tags: NULL New home starts plummet in the US Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share whatsapplast_img read more

Green shoots for Britain’s jobs market

first_img BRITAIN’S labour market has rallied in recent months, official data unexpectedly revealed yesterday.Employment shot up by 143,000 from December to February, compared to the previous three months, the Office for National Statistics revealed. Unemployment is down to 7.8 per cent, having dropped by 17,000 over the same period.“Plus, the level of redundancies fell 19 per cent quarter-on-quarter, which is 18 per cent below the 2000-07 average,” noted Citigroup’s Michael Saunders. “All this is occurring despite sizeable cuts in public sector employment,” he said.Slightly over two per cent of the government sector workforce was cut last year, removing 132,000 jobs. The private sector created 428,000 jobs over the same period.“There is little evidence in the jobs data that the economy is suffering a soft patch,” Saunders added.Claims for unemployment benefit narrowly increased in March, however, by 700 claims. Over the previous 12 months, the claimant count dropped by 88,700.There are currently 1.45m people claiming benefits in the UK, with many young people still missing out on the prospects offered by the UK’s job growth. Of 390,000 extra jobs created from the first-quarter of this year, compared to the first three months of 2010, “only 8,000 reflects people aged under 25 years,” Saunders said.There were 963,000 unemployed 16 to 24 year olds in the three months to February — compared to 974,000 in the three months to January, marking a slight improvement.Wage growth, however, remained very weak in the three months to February. Total pay was up just two per cent compared to a year earlier. Regular pay, which excludes bonuses, was up by 2.2 per cent – still considerably below the rate of inflation. Green shoots for Britain’s jobs market whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 13 April 2011 8:53 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

MRG hit with Dutch fine

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter MRG has confirmed that its Mr Green Ltd subsidiary will appeal a fine of €312,500 (£279,600/$362,000) issued by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) for failing to block Dutch players from gambling on its platforms.The regulator has accused Mr Green of failing to utilise IP blocking technology.MRG has said in a statement that, “in its opinion”, it has complied with all guidelines in the country, with the exception of rules for IP blocking.MRG also said that “most gaming operators do not practice IP blocking in the Netherlands and the company will therefore appeal the decision”.Activity in the Netherlands is responsible for approximately 6% of total revenue at MRG, with the company stating that the “impact on profitability is insignificant”.MRG took in around SEK26m (£2.2m/€2.5m/$2.9m) from the Netherlands in the second quarter of the year, during which total revenue reached SEK793.8m.The latest fine comes after the KSA also recently issued a financial penalty to Betsson Group subsidiary Corona. The €300,000 fine is in relation to Corona supposedly operating in the Netherlands without a local licence.This week, Corona confirmed that it had appealed against the fine, with Betsson CEO Pontus Lindwall saying: “Betsson share KSA’s ambition to achieve a high channelisation of customers into a future locally regulated environment in the Netherlands.”Image: Santeri Viinamäki MRG hit with Dutch fine 12th September 2018 | By contenteditor Mr Green Ltd penalised for not using IP blocking technology Topics: Legal & compliance Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

Niedersachsen FDP MPs demand answers on payment blocking

first_img Tags: Payments Niedersachsen FDP MPs demand answers on payment blocking Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Email Address Members of the Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) have questioned the government of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) on payment blocking orders, suggesting the orders were not justified given the imminent liberalisation of the German online gambling market. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Members of the Freie Demokratische Partei (FDP) have questioned the government of Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) on payment blocking orders, suggesting the orders were not justified given the imminent liberalisation of the German online gambling market.Two state MPs – Christian Grascha and Marco Genthe – asked the Social Democratic Party (SDP)/ Christian Democratic Union (CDU) government 15 questions about blocking orders to payment processing companies.With the exception of sports betting and state lotteries, online gambling is not currently legal in Germany outside of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, as set out in the third State Treaty on Gambling.Payment service providers are legally obliged to refrain from making payments in connection with unauthorised gambling. Should they fail to comply with these regulations, they risk being banned from operating in Germany.Niedersachsen, granted the power to issue blocking orders to payment providers for all of Germany, issued its first payment blocking order in June 2019 to an unnamed company.Although the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) criticised this decision and called for a “fundamental rethink” of enforcement of gaming regulations, Niedersachsen’s Minister of the Interior and Sports Boris Pistorius warned in February of this year that “further prohibition orders are expected to follow”.In April, Niedersachsen issued a prohibition order to another payment provider.However, with the new Fourth State Treaty on Gambling set to take effect on 1 July 2021, the two FDP state MPs questioned whether the state government’s measures were necessary.“How does the state government justify the implementation of the ban on international payment service providers against the background of the new gambling treaty and the associated liberalisation of online gaming in 2021,” the MPs asked in their first question.The MPs also asked about whether the blocking orders were legal under the third state treaty, which it said says that gaming providers would first have to be asked to discontinue certain types of game and only if they do not can action be taken against payment service providers.In addition, the party asked how the government recognises which payments are for illegal gambling and which are for the legal sector.Grascha and Genthe also asked the government how many blocking orders it has made as well as how many other measures, such as warnings, it has taken.In addition, they asked how a payment service provider may block payments for illegal gambling itself without violating EU data protection laws. The pair also asked about the scale of damages Niedersachsen and other states may face if the state were to illegally request a blocking order.The two FDP members then asked if the blocking orders would continue after the Fourth State Treaty comes into effect, and about the “lack of player protection” it said will follow if payment providers remain blocked.Finally, Grascha and Grenthe closed their questioning by asking if there were any plans for a transition period in anticipation of the new treaty. Last week, the Regional Council of Darmstadt agreed to develop transitional regulations rather than pursuing enforcement action against online casino and poker operators, following a test court case brought by an operator challenging a prohibition order issued by the Regional Council.The government will now be expected to provide a written response to the questions.The Fourth State Treaty on Gambling will limit live betting to markets on the final result or next scorer, something that has been criticised by bodies such as operator association the Deutscher Sportwettenverband.Slots will be subject to a €1-per-spin stake limit and must be offered separately to table games, with no autoplay function. States will also have an effective veto on whether to allow table games, and could give their lotteries a monopoly over the product. Topics: Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boylelast_img read more

Alongside AstraZeneca, I’d buy this small-cap share in the pharmaceutical sector

first_img See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. Alongside AstraZeneca, I’d buy this small-cap share in the pharmaceutical sector After many years in the doldrums, the FTSE 100’s AstraZeneca is seeing its R&D pipeline produce new treatments. I think it’s a good time for me to be holding some of the firm’s shares. That’s because some of the products could go on to achieve big sales and profits for the company. On top of that, they’ll likely be protected by new patents.But I’m also keen on some small-cap shares in the wider pharmaceutical sector. For example, today’s audited full-year results report from Ergomed (LSE: ERGO) is full of positives. And the share price has risen a bit today too.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…Doing its bit for the coronavirus pandemicThe small-cap company provides specialist services to the pharmaceutical industry. And on 18 March, it announced its involvement in a clinical study aimed at finding a treatment for patients with Covid-19, who have developed serious respiratory complications. The study is sponsored by the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, and supported by EUSA Pharma (EUSA).That’s a small part of the company’s activities, which span “all phases” of clinical development, post-approval pharmacovigilance, and medical information. And today’s figures reveal to us some patterns of fast growth within the business. In 2019, revenue grew by just over 26% compared to the prior year, and adjusted EBITDA shot up by a little over 440% to £12.5m. Looking ahead, the order book of future contracted revenue rose by a just under 14% to a smidgeon above £124m.Executive chairman Dr Miroslav Reljanović described in the report how 2019 has been a “transformational” year for Ergomed.  He reckons the business performed “strongly” and the acquisition of Ashfield Pharmacovigilance after the end of the period was a “major strategic step” for the company in the US.Growth on the agenda and strong financesGrowth is on the agenda, but the firm is monitoring “closely” the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak. Reljanović thinks Covid-19 poses an “unprecedented” global healthcare challenge. And he hopes Ergomed can use its “expertise and proven capabilities” to advance drug development and improve outcomes for coronavirus patients.Meanwhile, the balance sheet looks strong with no borrowings. Cash and equivalents rose by almost £175% in the period to just over £14m, which compares with lease liabilities of just under £5.5m.I reckon cash inflow has pushed profits higher, which combines with the strength of the firm’s finances to provide a solid base for further expansion. But, just to make sure, the company agreed a new £30m credit facility with its bankers to fund its growth strategy and to help with any challenges that may arise because of the coronavirus.My guess is we can expect further progress abroad in the years ahead. In 2019, around 42% of revenue came from mainland Europe, the Middle East and Africa, 37% from North America, 19% from the UK, 2% from Asia, and a tiny comparative amount from Australia.Meanwhile, with the share price close to 340p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for 2020 sits near 18. That strikes me as fair for a company with decent growth prospects. 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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. Image source: Getty Images. 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.last_img read more

Warren Buffett advice: here’s how I’m applying it to the Aston Martin share price

first_img 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. Image source: Aston Martin Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Jonathan Smith Warren Buffett is one of the most respected stock investors of several generations. His investments, held via Berkshire Hathaway, have led him to establish a net worth of almost $79bn. This has taken several decades to achieve, but with all the wisdom the 90-year-old has, we can learn a lot from him. Over the years Warren Buffett has given various interviews in which he gives snippets of advice. It’s some of these I want to focus on in helping me to make up my mind on whether the Aston Martin (LSE:AML) share price is good value for me.Understand what you’re buyingOne piece of advice is to “never invest in a business you cannot understand”. Buffett is modest in this regard, which is why he steers clear of some technology firms as he simply doesn’t fully understand their inner workings. For Aston Martin, I’m comfortable in saying that I do understand the business. The vast majority of revenue comes from producing sports cars. Even though the brand has worked on special projects in recent years (such as its creative collaboration with Triton Submarines), its core selling point is the cars that bear its name. 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…I also understand why the Aston Martin share price has fallen so much this year. The stock is down 57%, and trades around 75p, a far cry from the IPO level only a few years back. The main reason for this move is simply the fact that the business is losing money. The loss before tax for 2019 was £104.3m, and in Q2 of this year, the business needed heavy cash injections. Lawrence Stroll led a cash raise of £536m, and even this wasn’t enough. So although I get Warren Buffett’s advice, I remain unsure whether to invest.Warren Buffett on debtWarren Buffett is not a fan of debt. He’s quoted as saying that “you can’t borrow money at 18 or 20 percent and come out ahead”. Even though interest rates are much lower now, the same principle applies with debt-laden firms. Sadly, this is the case for Aston Martin. As of Q3, net debt stood at £869m. To put this into perspective, Q3 revenue was £124m. The net debt is very high, and I think this is one of the key concerns as to why the Aston Martin share price will struggle to perform well and “come out ahead” anytime soon.On balance, even though I understand what Aston does, I simply don’t think the business is currently performing well enough to warrant an investment. If it manages to reduce debt levels and turn a profit in the future, then this will change my opinion. Opportunities elsewhereSpeaking of his team, Warren Buffett has offered a final piece of good advice when he said that “we have never forgone an attractive purchase because of the macro or political environment”. For me, just because I’m staying away from the Aston Martin share price doesn’t mean I won’t invest in something. Brexit and Covid-19 have meant many businesses are struggling. Yet there are good value cheap stocks I’m considering buying, one of which I wrote about here.center_img 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. jonathansmith1 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. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 | More on: AML Warren Buffett advice: here’s how I’m applying it to the Aston Martin share price Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Presiding Bishop, faith leaders deliver letter to House members in…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Back to Press Releases Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Institute for Middle East Peace] On Nov. 18, 26 prominent faith leaders including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry delivered a letter to members of the U.S. Congress affirming their support of H.R. 2407, Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation. The proposed legislation, introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum, would prohibit the use of U.S. taxpayer funds from contributing to the military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of children by any country, including Israel.In the letter, faith leaders welcome H.R. 2407 as part of their commitment to protecting children and vulnerable communities in the U.S. and worldwide- including Palestinian children.  Signatories of the letter include the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, United Methodist Church, The Episcopal Church, and The Presbyterian Church (USA).  Faith-based organizations play a key role in garnering growing and diverse support for the Palestinian Child Rights bill, H.R. 2407.  Last month, Congresswoman McCollumspoke on the House Floor to thank 300+ Rabbinical Rabbis for their endorsement of H.R. 2407. Today’s letter reflects the increasing support among leading Christian denominations for the bill and efforts to hold Israel accountable for its treatment of Palestinian children. As documented by numerous human rights organizations, since the year 2000 an estimated 10,000 Palestinian children between the ages of 12 and 17 have been detained, prosecuted and incarcerated by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank. Often dragged from their homes in the middle of the night by armed soldiers, they suffer physical and emotional violence and frequently face verbal abuse, humiliation, and intimidation.This week, a Congressional briefing is set to take place on the Universal Day of the Child, November 20, 2019, with Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Christian leadership to advocate for the rights of Palestinian children who are detained, prosecuted and incarcerated by the Israeli military in the West Bank. The briefing is co-organized by the American Friends Service Committee and Churches for Middle East Peace. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Israel-Palestine, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Presiding Bishop, faith leaders deliver letter to House members in support of Palestinian children An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Church Office of Public AffairsPosted Nov 19, 2019 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Tags Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791579/building-in-brione-wespi-de-meuron-romeo-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Gaggenau, Sanitas Troesch, V-ZugConstruction Supervision:Guscetti Arch. Dipl.Engineer:Anastasi SABuilding Physics:IFEC Consulenze SAConstructor:Merlini + Ferrari SACarpenter:Erich KellerCity:MinusioCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hannes HenzRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The new building is located in a privileged but sprawled urban area above Locarno, with an overwhelming view on the city, the surrounding mountains and the lake. The project is a discrete reaction to a daily subject: to build into a crowded and chaotic urbanized area.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzSave this picture!Plan 2Save this picture!© Hannes HenzTherefore all attributes of a classical house were totally omitted. Two simple steaning cubes are emerging from the hill – fragmentarily – more associated to the landscape than to the other existing buildings – more alike a wall than a house – and time less.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hannes HenzSave this picture!SectionHabitable interiors are generated through cavities. Two similar big openings, with wooden grids serving as moveable gates, are providing access and view.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzAdditional light is taken in through courtyards. The water of the swimming pool, embedded in the valley facing cube, merges perfectly with the lake.Save this picture!© Hannes HenzProject gallerySee allShow lessNadir Afonso Contemporary Art Museum / Álvaro Siza VieiraSelected ProjectsKatamama / andramatinSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791579/building-in-brione-wespi-de-meuron-romeo-architects Clipboard 2005 Photographs:  Hannes Henz Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBuilding in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects Save this picture!© Hannes Henz+ 29 Share Year:  Architects: Wespi de Meuron Romeo architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Minusio, Switzerland CopyAbout this officeWespi de Meuron Romeo architectsOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinusioSwitzerlandPublished on July 19, 2016Cite: “Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects” 19 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?石头的裂痕,是光的独属通道 Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects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 Building in Brione / Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects Houses Projects “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs “COPY” Switzerlandlast_img read more

100 years of charity collecting experience in one booklet

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving  46 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alexandra Rose, the charity that works with charities and community organisations to help them to raise funds, has published a new Collection Advice booklet. Claiming to be the first charity to carry out street collections, Alexandra Rose says that the booklet draws on nearly 100 years of collecting experience.After obtaining your collecting permit or licence, the booklet offers a step by step guide on the best way to organise your collection – advising on street collections, local authority badges, supermarket collections, station collections, London underground collections and house to house. It also suggests how to generate more donations, write a press release and many other aspects of successful fundraising.Alexandra Rose helps over 300 charities across the UK with their fundraising. It helps small charities by taking on every aspect of setting up a collection – from the initial procurement of permits, the supplying of equipment such as badges and buckets, the procedure of reporting results back to local councils – to expert and advice and backup.The new collecting booklet is available from [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 June 2011 | News 100 years of charity collecting experience in one bookletlast_img read more

Resistance spreads as government brutality grows in Turkey

first_imgProtesters behind makeshift barricades on Istiklal Street in Istanbul after police cleared Gezi Park, June 15.Photo: Jenna PopeJune 17 — As night fell on Istanbul June 15, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan unleashed paramilitary forces, called Jandarma, on protesters camped in historic Taksim Square. His aim was to stamp out the people’s movement sweeping Turkey.The gendarmes and police attacked with force and brutality. They used gas, rubber bullets and burning chemicals sprayed from water cannon. They clubbed and stomped injured people lying on the ground. Doctors trying to help the wounded were beaten and shot point-blank with tear gas canisters.A pregnant  woman lost her child. A 14-year-old, shot in the head with a tear gas canister, is in critical condition.After occupying the square, cops and gendarmes rampaged through the streets clubbing anyone they saw. They attacked hotels where people took refuge and flooded apartment buildings with gas. Plainclothes cops wielding sticks with nails joined in the attacks.In Ankara, the capital, cops attacked a funeral procession for 26-year-old Ethem Sarisuluk, shot to death by police on June 1. Dilan Dursun, a woman student, was hit in the head and is in a coma. All public gatherings in the city were illegally declared “illegal.”Police used tear gas and water cannons to clear Gezi Park of protesters the night of June 15.Photo: Jenna PopeThe Erdogan regime unleashed the new wave of violence the day after Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay met with U.S. intelligence officials in Washington. He said they discussed “fighting terrorism” and that the White House “understood” the situation in Turkey. (worldbulletin.net, June 14) On June 16, Turkish Minister for European Union Affairs Egemen Bagis announced that any  civilians entering Taksim Square would be considered “terrorists.” (boingboing.net, June 16)The giant protest movement sweeping Turkey began as a response to police brutality. Erdogan and his allies thought more brutality would end it. They were wrong.The massive use of force has succeeded so far in denying the people of Istanbul the right to enter their city’s most historic square. But in every other street and neighborhood of that ancient metropolis, in every other city and town in the country, resistance continues.‘Everywhere is resistance!’On the night of June 15, as people across Istanbul heard of the attack on Taksim, they poured into the streets, sometimes building barricades. Thousands from Istanbul’s Asian side stormed a bridge across the Bosphorus strait that divides Asia from Europe, trying to reach Taksim on the European side.The next day, people were in the streets in cities, towns and villages across Turkey, chanting “No surrender” and “Taksim is everywhere, everywhere is resistance.”And on June 17, hundreds of thousands of workers, members of the Confederation of Public Workers (KESK) and the Confederation of Revolutionary Trade Unions (DISK) went on strike against police terror. They were joined by unions of doctors, dentists and engineers. Banks were closed and buses didn’t run.As of this writing, thousands of union workers and supporters, led by miners, have marched to the police lines surrounding Taksim. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc threatened to call out the army if protests continue.Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) also mobilized their supporters. Hundreds of thousands were brought in from around the country to the Istanbul waterfront to hear the prime minister speak on June 16.Prominent at the pro-regime rally were members of the openly fascist Nationalist Action Party (MHP). MHP’s founder, Col. Alparslan Turkes, was a CIA asset whose counter-guerrilla death squad program murdered thousands in the 1970s. In December 1978, MHP paramilitaries, called Gray Wolves, massacred hundreds of migrant workers, mostly Alevi Kurds, in the  village of Maras.At the pro-AKP rally, Erdogan tried to portray his regime as defending Turkey against “foreign interference.” But even as the protests raged, the AKP government passed a law opening Turkey’s energy sector wide to outside investors. The AKP government has also defied popular opinion by making NATO Turkey a forward base for the the Pentagon-CIA covert war against Syria.While Turkey’s U.S.-allied regime openly attacks unarmed protesters with chemicals banned by the Geneva Convention, Washington claims without proof that Syria used chemical weapons against U.S.-backed “insurgents.” Ironically, on May 30, Turkish police detained “rebels” bringing sarin gas from Turkey into Syria.The Pentagon and CIA are working toward a wider sectarian war in the region. The people’s uprising in Turkey is a setback to those plans.The Turkish Communist Party (TKP) in a June 17 statement described “the fundamental achievement” of the resistance: “The people have risen up in Turkey. The brutality of police might have an impact on the pace and form of the resistance. But it is just that. No power can push our people back to indifference and apathy or force them to bow down. The previous widespread belief that ‘we will not achieve anything’ has been buried into past. The price that we paid was not paid of no avail. This achievement is our country’s today and future. Our people deserve to imagine the future. Our people have to look at the future. The precondition to win the future is obvious: To get organized!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more