More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Starbucks yesterday laid out an ambitious strategy for growing sales beyond its cafes, saying it would look to expand its packaged goods business through acquisitions. The firm believes its packaged coffee, bottled Frappuccino, Via instant coffee and other products sold in grocery stores can grow faster than sales at its 17,000 worldwide retail cafes. The coffee chain plans to accelerate that growth by taking a bigger role in that business, which includes cutting ties with Kraft, its distributor of Starbucks coffee to supermarkets for the past 12 years. whatsapp Share Wednesday 1 December 2010 8:23 pm Show Comments ▼ Starbucks seeks acquisitions
CREDIT rating agencies have come in for a lot of flak, not least in this newspaper, but yesterday they proved that they can still tell the Emperor it has no clothes. The downgrade of Japan’s credit came as a stark reminder that government debt will be the new sub-prime. It certainly ought to serve as a wake-up call to any politician stupid enough to believe that a country can keep on adding to its national debt without any consequences. Standard & Poor’s, the agency that rightly downgraded Japan for the first time in nine years, blamed a lack of a “coherent strategy” to reform the economy and tackle its liabilities. Quite right – Japan’s decades-long inability to sort itself out is a depressing reminder that even great economic superpowers can go into permanent relative decline if they make the wrong choices. This issue, while fundamental, is never sufficiently reflected upon; the modern political cycle is far too short-termist and parochial for that.Fortunately, the UK is not Japan. Britain is gradually beginning to turn a corner with its budget deficit, even though the national debt is still growing at a sickening rate. The deficit has so far reached £118.4bn in the financial year to date, down £8.4bn from £126.8bn recorded in the same period a year ago. The final, full fiscal year shortfall may end up slightly under the Office for Budget Responsibility’s £148.5bn forecast. But what is starting to rattle some in the gilts markets, however, is the collapsing support for the coalition – Labour is 6 points ahead at 44 per cent in this morning’s YouGov/Sun opinion poll, while the LibDems are languishing at a disastrous 8 per cent. Elevated inflation levels are also putting upwards pressure on gilt yields. Yesterday’s poor consumer confidence figures aren’t helping sentiment towards UK assets either. There is a real risk that the four-year austerity programme mapped out by the coalition will never see the light of day. Labour’s policies are now the most left-wing they have been since the 1980s – though a Prime Minister Ed Miliband would eventually be forced to push through much of the same tightening as the coalition is planning, the rise in Labour’s political fortunes is beginning to make some large global funds nervous. All of this will push up the cost of borrowing for the government and the private sector.Huge reforms – tax, regulatory, spending, welfare, health, education, energy and transport – are needed if Britain is to be brought back to health and become competitive once again. Yet countries are not doomed to decline. One of the greatest structural recovery stories of the past few years is that of Germany. Hermes Fund Managers calculates that since the birth of the euro, unit labour costs in the Eurozone have risen 20 per cent relative to its trading partners. But Germany, almost uniquely, has bucked this trend: it has cut its relative costs by 2 per cent, while Spain and Italy allowed theirs to surge 25 and 34 per cent. This is the main reason why Germany enjoyed a veritable economic boom in 2010. The country’s post-war growth miracle slowed in the late 1970s and the 1980s, before grinding to a halt after reunification in 1989. Its return to success represents a remarkable turnaround. If Germany can do it, so can the UK – and even Japan. But it can’t be done without strong and determined political leadership – and a public that accepts that pain must come before gain. [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath Pain must always come before gain KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Thursday 27 January 2011 9:16 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads
Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 8th January 2020 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Germany’s state lottery association the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) has reported a marginal decline in amounts wagered on lotteries for 2019.Customers wagered €7.3bn (£6.2bn/$8.1bn) across Germany’s 16 state lotteries, representing a 1.2% year-on-year decline in stakes.However Jürgen Hafner, managing director of Lotto Rheinland-Pfalz and current chair of the DLTB, said he was “very satisfied” with the result, suggesting that fluctuations in the Eurojackpot prizes on offer were to blame for the dip.The Eurojackpot draw, which in 2018 saw sales increase 61%, suffered from a lack of large prize pots, resulting in a 14.4% decline in customer stakes. However Hafner said that this was to be expected after the prior year’s “extraordinary” growth.In 2019, the Lotto 6aus49 game proved most popular with players. It alone accounted for almost half – €3.5bn – of all stakes, which Hafner described as a “good starting point” for a planned revamp of the product in 2020.In autumn the game will be tweaked to offer more high jackpots, to be financed by an increase in ticket prices to €1.20 per line.There was evidence that state lotteries were growing their online presence, with €651m-worth of tickets purchased online, an 11.6% year-on-year increase.Hafner noted that state lotteries paid over €2.9bn in taxes and fees in 2019 – equal to around €8m per day, he added. DLTB funds are used for a range of social causes, such as welfare, sports and cultural initiatives, the preservation of monuments and environmental protection.“These are funds that good causes in our country would have to do without if the state lottery companies did not exist,” he said.Looking to the future, Hafner said that the current lottery monopoly was “a model for the future” that lawmakers currently working on developing new federal regulations should follow.“Our responsible gaming safeguards perfectly satisfy the requirements of addiction prevention and player protection,” he said. “We are confident that an amendment to the 2021 State Treaty on Gaming will be based on this [model] with the agreement of all parties.”While lawmakers committed to overhauling gambling regulations last year, there have been no public updates on progress towards a new model. This is due to come into force from 30 June, 2021, with the third amended State Treaty – allowing a restricted version of sports betting, taxed on turnover – implemented from January 2020 as a placeholder.He added that lottery betting, an ongoing target for the DLTB, must remain prohibited under any future incarnation of the State Treaty. Lottery betting operators are guilty of “product piracy”, Hafner claimed, adding that they pay virtually no taxes and do not support good causes in the country. Lottery Germany’s state lottery association the Deutscher Lotto- und Totoblock (DLTB) has reported a marginal decline in amounts wagered on lotteries for 2019. DLTB reports decline in German lottery stakes in 2019 Topics: Lottery Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bychemex Limited (BYCH.mu) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBychemex Limited is a subsidiary of Harel Mallac & Co. Limited and specialises in the manufacturing and sale of specialized chemical products and auxiliaries for the textile industry in Mauritius. Bychemex Limited handles its operations through the segments of textile auxiliaries, bleaching and dyeing chemicals, and scouring chemicals, where the company produces detergents, wetting agents, anti-crease agents, sequestrates, dispersants, and softeners, hydrogen peroxide, brine solution and caustic solutions. Bychemex Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.
Eddie Jones verbally abused after Calcutta Cup defeatFootage has emerged of England coach Eddie Jones being verbally abused outside a Manchester train station on Sunday.Jones had travelled from Edinburgh to Manchester by public transport to watch Manchester United’s match against Chelsea at Old Trafford. He took the train on Sunday morning following England’s defeat by Scotland in the Calcutta Cup at BT Murrayfield that ended their Six Nations Grand Slam hopes.Related: Scotland 25-13 England match reportAfter posing for a photo with members of the public outside Manchester Oxford Road station, Jones was then subjected to verbal abuse as he got into a car waiting to take him to the football match.The BBC’s Dan Roan has tweeted this footage of the incident – warning: the video contains offensive language: Let’s hope the authorities look into this incident and the people in this video are held to account.Be sure to follow Rugby World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Confronted: Eddie Jones was verbally abused on Sunday (Getty Images) Comment from Rugby World editor Sarah MockfordIt is a disgrace that Eddie Jones has been subjected to such verbal abuse and I think everyone in rugby would condemn the actions of the people captured in this video as well as anyone else who taunted Jones.Jones should be applauded for taking public transport and agreeing to requests for photos, but his generosity was thrown back in his face here.This incident means he no longer feels able to do so because he fears for his personal safety. No one should be put in that position, whether the coach of a national sports team or Joe Bloggs on his regular commute.The actions of a few mean that true rugby fans will not have the opportunity to engage with Jones in an informal manner on journeys such as these.Rivalries are part of what makes sport so great and few go back as far as Scotland v England, but that rivalry should never spill over into this sort of disgraceful behaviour. Individuals should never be targeted with abuse and taunts, whether verbal or physical.The actions of the people in this video – who should not be described as fans or supporters – go completely against rugby’s core values. Regardless of your sporting allegiances, everyone deserves respect and none was shown here.As the Scottish Rugby Union said: Jones had opted to travel alone to Manchester on Sunday and subsequently took a train back to London following the match, where there were reportedly further incidents that made him uncomfortable.Following these incidents on Sunday, Jones has said he will no longer travel by public transport.“For me to travel on public transport, I thought was OK,” he said. “But I’ll make sure I won’t in future. It’s as simple as that. After a loss, no, I wouldn’t do it again.“I never knock back a request for a selfie unless I’m racing off somewhere. So I try to do the right thing by the fans, but if that happens then you’ve got to have a look at your own safety.” Eddie Jones was verbally abused outside a train station on Sunday after travelling from Edinburgh following England’s Calcutta Cup defeat. Warning: the video contains offensive language
Celebrate rugby’s return with the new issue of Rugby World magazineThe wait is nearly over. Professional rugby returns to the UK and Ireland this month, with the Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14 restarting.To celebrate we’ve pulled together exclusive interviews with star players from across the two leagues in the new issue of Rugby World magazine, finding out how they dealt with lockdown and what they are hoping for in the coming weeks.We also analyse the new breakdown interpretations and take an in-depth look at the return-to-play guidelines for community rugby in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can now order single issues online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door – click here and select Rugby World’s Sep-20 issue.Or you can find out how to download the digital edition to your tablet here. We also have incredible subscription offers, including three issues for just £5 – find out more here.Here are a dozen reasons to buy Rugby World magazine’s September 2020 edition…Over time: Anthony Watson scores a try for Bath against London Irish (Getty Images)1. England wing Anthony WatsonThe Bath man tells RW’s Alan Dymock how exploring new perspectives is improving his all-round gameRelated: Win an England shirt signed by Anthony Watson2. Refereeing in rugby“O’Keeffe and his men have landed a silent blow for sanity.” Stephen Jones is hoping northern hemisphere referees follow the firm and fair officiating we’ve seen in Super Rugby when it comes to the breakdown and offside lines. Plus, Sean Holley explains how to stay on the right side of the ref at the breakdown in The Analyst3. Scotland scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-ClyneAfter two years on the road, he is settling in at title-chasing Exeter Chiefs4. Guinness Pro14 derbiesWe’ve picked out the top ten matches between local rivals in the history of the Celtic League5. South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find out what exclusive interviews feature in the September 2020 edition TAGS: Highlight After playing a key role in the Springboks’ World Cup win, the Sale Shark is now setting his sights on new goals6. The Big Interview: Dr Eanna FalveyWorld Rugby’s chief medical officer talks concussion, Covid and conditioningModel pro: Ross Moriarty wearing his Trak Athletic range (George Hanks)7. Wales No 8 Ross MoriartyAn athleisure range and a car business are keeping the back-rower busy off the pitch while he’s excited about what the Dragons can do on it8. My life in pictures… Chris RobshawAs the former England captain prepares to swap the Premiership for Major League Rugby, he reflects on his career to date9. Rugby’s grass-roots returnProfessional rugby may be back in the UK and Ireland this month, but what about the community game? We run through the return-to-play guidelines in different countries10. New Zealand hooker Dane ColesThe Hurricanes skipper talks firefighting, family and the future in this exclusive interview11. Sevens debateShould Team GB join the Men’s World Sevens Series? Rob Vickerman and Colin Gregor give their views12. Spotlight on… Callum SheedyJoin Bristol’s fly-half on a metaphorical tour via Cardiff, Chew Valley and Hawaii Plus, there’s all this…Downtime with… Gloucester and England wing Jonny MayTommy Bowe on the Guinness Pro14 title run-inRising back-row stars Emeka Ilione and Harry WilsonWhat it’s like to… Coach in indigenous communities in CanadaClub Hero: Worcester Warriors prop Nick SchonertA rant about domestic rugby in WalesInside the mind of… England Sevens star Celia QuansahGiselle Mather on the state of play in the women’s gameTackle tips from former Scotland back-row Jason WhiteThe September 2020 issue of Rugby World magazine is on sale from 4 to 31 August 2020.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Lake Apopka Natural Gas District Promotes Gas As the Best Gift Out ThereNatural Gas Now In the United States, consumers of natural gas save an average of more than $800 on energy bills annually, as compared to those who use electricity solely.From Lake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictWith the holiday season in full swing, every family is busy trying to make it “the most wonderful time of the year” for their loved ones. However, the very activities that make the season so special – buying presents, decorating the home, giving to others – often come at a high price.With natural gas, bringing warm holiday cheer into your home doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Lake Apopka Natural Gas District’s (LANGD) entire team welcomes you to take advantage of all the season has to offer, like warmer temperatures for entertaining, plenty of hot water for your guests and delicious home-baked cookies and meals your loved ones will remember through the years.Making the switch to natural gas comes with several benefits, including local control and excellent customer service, but perhaps the most important is the level of savings natural gas consumers experience. In the United States, consumers of natural gas save an average of more than $800 on energy bills annually, as compared to those who use electricity solely.Keep in mind that in 2019, the average American spent $882.45 on Christmas gifts, food, decorations, travel and other miscellaneous festivity-related expenses. So, with the savings from switching to natural gas, you can legitimately cover almost all your holiday needs without taking a major hit to your wallet.Natural gas is not only a cost-friendly solution that allows you the opportunity to give more and do more during the holidays, but it also is an environmentally friendly energy solution. Fueling your home or business through the direct use of natural gas reduces your carbon footprint by retaining more useable energy throughout the fuel cycle. From wellhead to burner tip, natural gas retains 90% of its usable energy along its direct-use journey to fueling homes and businesses.Although the holidays may look a bit different this year, you can still start a new cost-friendly and environmentally safe tradition by making the switch to natural gas. During this season and beyond, LANGD is committed to providing reliable natural gas service to every home and business it serves and allowing families to save more and worry less during the moments that matter most.Are you ready to spread holiday cheer throughout your home with natural gas? Install a new natural gas range or dryer in your home through December 31, 2020, and you could qualify for an account credit of $125; or, have LANGD connect your new natural gas range or dryer at no charge. To learn more, call the LANGD marketing team at (407) 656-2734 x307, email [email protected] or visit www.langd.org. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSBenefitsCookingFamilyholidaysHot WaterLake Apopka Natural Gas DistrictLANGDNatural GassavingsTemperatures Previous articleAnticipating ChristmasNext articleThe 3 P’s of burnout Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here […] From Lake Apopka Natural Gas District: […] LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Photo by Ben White on Unsplash February 6, 2021 at 10:26 am Reply 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily CopyHouses•Singapore 2012 photographs: Sanjay KewlaniPhotographs: Sanjay KewlaniCivil & Structural Engineer:S B Ng Pte LtdQuantity Surveyor:BKG ConsultantsContractor:TKC Builders Pte LtdInterior Design:Terre Pte LtdCivil:S B Ng Pte LtdStructural Engineer:S B Ng Pte LtdCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!First Floor PlanRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewWoodLunawoodThermowood Facades“Tan’s Garden Villa” Back in 2001, the Owner, Mr Adrian Tan, commissioned Aamer to design his house(s) at No 42. There a large bungalow plot was divided into two to accommodate separate but identical houses which won the prestigious Singapore Institute of Architects’ Design Award in 2004. Save this picture!© Sanjay KewlaniSome ten years later Adrian acquired the plot next door, No 40, with the intention of building another home and thus having three houses; one for themselves and one for each of their two grown up sons with their future families.Save this picture!© Sanjay KewlaniThe idea, therefore, was to design the new home in sync with the previous two but different, of course. Adrian specifically requested for a garden courtyard and koi pond. Hence, the swimming pool was designed on the roof with amazing views over the estate and surrounding houses which are mostly 2 storey bungalows.Save this picture!© Sanjay KewlaniAlso, for this house, since the sons are already in their late teens and early twenties they wanted more space and privacy. So an interesting planning layout placed the boys’ rooms outdoors via a verandah terrace with their own accessibility from the ground right up to the rooftop entertainment room and pool garden terrace.Save this picture!© Sanjay KewlaniMuch like the first two houses the materials are very natural like timber, marble and granites, blending well with the lush vertically stacked gardens.Save this picture!© Sanjay KewlaniIn addition, similar to the first two houses, gardens and greenery are important to the Owner. So while the first two houses had trees growing through wooden balconies, this time creepers are twining up vertical timber trellises that extend above the rooftop swimming pool. Even the bath rooms are open to gardens with lush flora and fauna like birds & butterflies making this a truly vertical garden villa! Project gallerySee allShow lessCETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos + non ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsVIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union BuildingVideos Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Sanjay Kewlani+ 37 Share Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects Photographs Houses CopyAbout this officeAamer ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesSingaporePublished on January 20, 2014Cite: “Merryn Road 40ª / Aamer Architects” 20 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
New CRE funding for race equality projects Howard Lake | 5 August 2004 | News 42 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A total of £3,803,678 was awarded in May 2004 to 93 organisations to carry out work covering a number of priority areas for the CRE including: Gypsies and Travellers promoting the Race Equality Dutycombating far right activityfaith groups delivering racial discrimination casework servicesrefugees and asylum seekersApplications must be received by Thursday 30 September 2004. The Commission for Racial Equality has announced its second funding cycle this year, inviting bids from community-based organisations to deliver specialist race equality projects.The remaining £380,000 in grants under the Getting Results funding framework will be announced in October 2004 and awarded in December.The CRE wants to fund innovative projects “that deliver real benefits for all of Britain’s communities”. It will also invest in capacity building work for organisations, particularly those in areas experiencing community tensions. This funding is to help them work more effectively in areas like financial and business management; project planning and management; fundraising and partnership working. Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis