first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todayautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Thursday 17 March 2011 9:20 pm Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img MERGER IS CHILD’S PLAY whatsapp THE OWNER of the children’s character Noddy could merge with the parent company of Bob the Builder. Chorion, a media content firm owned by private equity house 3i, is close to appointing DC Advisory Partners to assess its options. A merger could take place when Hit Entertainment, Bob the Builder’s owner, is sold off by its private equity backer Apax Partners. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Treasury near to deal with Swiss

first_img whatsapp Treasury near to deal with Swiss KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp The Treasury is close to agreeing a deal with the Swiss authorities to tax assets that up to 15,000 Britons have banked in secret accounts there. The deal is set to raise between £3bn and £6bn, but allow the Swiss to maintain clients’ privacy. Swiss banks would collect the money, which would then be handed over by the Swiss authorities. The tax is likely to be 25-35 per cent of Swiss account savings. Tags: NULL Monday 25 April 2011 11:04 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBelast_img read more

The AA share price is up 60%! Here’s what I’d do now.

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img The AA share price is up 60%! Here’s what I’d do now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch | Tuesday, 11th August, 2020 | More on: AA 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. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch The AA (LSE: AA) share price has shattered the average returns made from the FTSE 100 index over the last month. Exploding by over 60%, the roadside assistance company’s stock gains left the FTSE’s 3% improvement looking lacklustre.The circulating chat rumours of a possible takeover of the beleaguered firm are likely causing the boost to the share price. Investors hope a buyer will pay a premium for the acquisition, and that they’ll receive a return on their investment. 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…However, the shares are currently trading at a very low price-to-equity ratio of 2.4, so the market doesn’t appear convinced by AA’s future prospects. And neither are the relatively large quantity of short sellers.  The AA share price is a short-seller favourite Short selling stocks is a highly risky way to invest, which is one reason it is not the Foolish way.  Essentially, an investor borrows a stock and sells it on at a similar price. They then buy it back when the price drops and return it to the original lender. Short sellers bet that the shares they sell will fall in price. And the more the shares drop, the more profit they make.This is why any investor should at least note that, according to the FCA, the AA is one of the most heavily shorted stocks on the FTSE. One source states as many as one-tenth of AA’s issued shares are held by short sellers.This matters because to profit from short selling, you have to know what you’re doing.So when big hitters such as BlackRock and Odey Investment Management take a short position in a company’s shares, as they have with AA, you can be pretty sure they’ve done their homework. They will understand the firm itself, and the market sentiment towards it, before betting against its prospects.Eye-watering debtSo, why are these organisations so negative about the AA share price? I suspect it’s for two main reasons.Firstly, AA’s ridiculously high levels of debt. The debt load, currently around 14 times its market value, is a hangover from its initial public offering (IPO) in 2014.Before the IPO, the company was owned by two private equity firms. These companies appeared to milk the AA for cash while concurrently burdening it with excessive debt, before offloading all their shares by ‘going public’.The IPO left bondholders ruling the roost and the AA with an uphill battle to improve revenues enough to reduce the debt and to reward equity investors. A difficult challenge at the best of times, even without the second reason for market negativity, the AA’s storm of challenges.   The AA is yet to overcome the double whammy of dropping memberships, disruptive competition by services such as Uber, and the threat of self-driving or electric vehicles. All these elements reduce car ownership and the need for the AA’s products.On top of it all, price comparison websites mean insurance is becoming more and more commoditised, reducing profit margins.To be fair, AA’s current management team appear to be doing a good job in a difficult situation. But, a buy-out by private equity again may now be one of the few sources of refinancing available to them. For now, I’m avoiding the AA share price and I’ll wait to see who’s buying. If the short sellers are right, it could be an accident waiting to happen. last_img read more

Hampden Lane House / Robert Gurney Architect

first_imgSave this picture!© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects CopyHouses•Bethesda, United States Photographs:  Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Hampden Lane House / Robert Gurney ArchitectSave this projectSaveHampden Lane House / Robert Gurney Architect Manufacturers: Buschfeld, LBL LightingText description provided by the architects. Located in the Edgemoore community of Bethesda, the client for this project was a young, forward thinking entrepreneur with no desire for a nostalgic or revivalist style house. Rather, the client desired a house that was efficient and with a minimal footprint, leaving the majority of the lot unoccupied by building and hardscape.Save this picture!floor plansRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™After much deliberation, it was decided to remove an existing, inefficient structure and replace it with a new one. The new house occupies one third less area than the original structure and is sited to maximize green area on the property. Designed as a cube, the new house is approximately 2,200 square feet with no unused or underutilized spaces. The flat roof provides an additional 1,100 square feet of outdoor living space with views of treetops and the downtown Bethesda skyline.Save this picture!© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural PhotographerFenestration in the ground faced block walls, composed of varying sized rectangular and square openings, is arranged to optimize views to the green spaces while minimizing views of adjacent houses in close proximity. A series of landscape walls orchestrate the relationship between the street, required parking court and house. Interior spaces are open and light filled with crisp detailing. Walnut flooring provides a rich base for white walls and millwork, designed in juxtaposition to the charcoal gray exterior walls.Save this picture!© Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural PhotographerThis house represents a deliberate departure in both the thought process and the realization of current building trends in the neighborhood. Instead of building a large house with pretentious ties to the rural past, this new house is smaller with a stronger relationship to the modern, urban area that Bethesda has become. The house is intended to be more site sensitive, environmentally conscious, and to provide comfortable, efficient living spaces.Save this picture!axonProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Bud Study Hall in Sichuan / ZHU Jingxiang, Nelson TamArticlesA Dramatic Detour / ACTArticles Share Photographs “COPY” United States Hampden Lane House / Robert Gurney Architectcenter_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeRobert Gurney ArchitectOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesBethesdaUnited StatesPublished on January 24, 2011Cite: “Hampden Lane House / Robert Gurney Architect” 24 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 “COPY” Houses Architects: Robert Gurney Architect Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDailylast_img read more

House in Sabino Springs / Kevin B Howard Architects

first_imgSave this picture!© Winquist Photography+ 21 Share Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Tucson, United States Area:  5500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Sabino Springs / Kevin B Howard Architects House in Sabino Springs / Kevin B Howard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Sabino Springs / Kevin B Howard Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” Manufacturers: Poliform, ASL Home entertainment, Bonnema Pools, Fractured Earth, Morrison Barker Steel, The Garden Gate Year:  Architects: Kevin B Howard Architects Area Area of this architecture project United States Projects Talavera Engineer 2016 City:TucsonCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Winquist PhotographyRecommended ProductsGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. There are only a few instances in an architectural career where a client and an architect’s vision unify into an immaculate and complete expression of art and architecture. We were very fortunate to work with a couple who, devoted to the ideals of minimalism’s stark allure, asked us to design a house in the foothills of Tucson, Arizona, located in the profoundly diverse Sonoran Desert. The owners’ refined sense of contrast required a “modern, minimal home: a pristine box that seemed to have landed in the desert.”Save this picture!© Robin Stancliff PhotographyThe house’s hillside location required that we take advantage of the boundless vistas while protecting the owners’ carefully curated collection of art and modernist furniture as well as the desert itself. These diverging conditions resulted in the elevation of the major living spaces to the upper floor. The considerable programmatic shift reduced the footprint and the construction impact, as well as reiterating the owners’ vision of gently touching down upon the earth. Kevin Howard’s assertion that “The desert is very slow to heal” can be seen in the surgical location of the residence around and within the numerous Saguaros on the site.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographySave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Robin Stancliff PhotographyThe inclusion of gallery space and its appropriate protective measures overlaid the architectural program. Miesian glass walls were replaced with a studied array of spotless shadow boxes protecting deeply recessed glass panes. The clients shared their inspiration and enthusiasm for Renzo Piano’s Atrium in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. The interior stair acts as a tectonic centerpiece, contrasting the formal execution of the main atrium while matching its clarity and refinement in detailing. This Atrium houses the bulk of the owners’ art collection and connects the upper and lower floors of the residence. The height allows the living spaces to breathe and provides a new appreciation of the various pieces of art as they are viewed from different positions in the house. A single continuous skylight centered down the middle of the gallery marks the passage of time without harming the cherished art held within. The main living and dining spaces face south, framing the view of the desert below in a perfect unobstructed volume.Save this picture!© Winquist PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA and West 8 Team-up in The Search for The Student That Will Be Tomorrow’s Archite…Misc26 Things All Architects Can Relate ToArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Photographs:  Winquist Photography, Robin Stancliff Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKevin B Howard ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTucsonUnited StatesPublished on July 18, 2016Cite: “House in Sabino Springs / Kevin B Howard Architects” 18 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?Sabino Springs别墅/ Kevin B Howard 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! 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Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio

first_imgSave this picture!© Marwan Harmouche+ 21 Share Photographs 2016 ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader StudioSave this projectSaveVilla Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio Houses Photographs:  Marwan Harmouche Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Lebanon “COPY”center_img Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: BLANKPAGE Architects, Karim Nader Studio Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: EDRA, PP Møbler, QuarellaMechanical And Electrical Engineering:Wissam Tawil and AssociatesStructural Engineering:Elie TurkLighting Design And Custom Fabrication:Design in BeirutLighting Concept:Carole AkkarLandscape Design:Some Existing TreesContractor:Rami KassemProject Team:Jemma Chidiac, Vladimir Kurumilian, Omar BachLighting Design:Design in BeirutCustom Fabrication:Design in BeirutCity:MonsefCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. Villa Kali, delivered just in time for the summer of 2016, is a major 2,000 sqm, 11 bedrooms seaside mansion, designed as a full commission from the architectural scale to the interior and furniture design and selection. It is a four-year effort that involved collaborations with numerous designers and contractors that truly inspired the renewal of the possibility of architecture as a total work of art.Save this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheRevisiting the traditional oriental home in a seaside setting – a house with several bedrooms that surround an open courtyard with a water fountain – this version of the concept is achieved through a splitting the volumes into two horizontal movements that open up towards the Mediterranean allowing for uninterrupted sea views to all spaces of the house. The external void revealed by this split of the volumes reveals a cascading spine with a terraced staircase and water pools that gently fall down from the entry level all the way to the seaside garden via the bridging reception area. The glazing system in the reception can slide away completely creating a cross-ventilated outdoor covered space that can be inhabited across seasons in the pleasantness of the shade.Save this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheThe architectural language of the house is inspired by the stratification of the nearby rock formation on the shore, at once graphic and dramatic. The language articulates a series of superposed horizontal planes, thin and extending. Every one of those planes becomes the support for a variety of programs: a lower public level at once internal and external, houses the reception areas, gym area, and outdoor pool terraces all the way to the shore. The two upper levels house a multitude of bedrooms with family living areas on both levels and a spectacular mid-space suspended terrace equally open to the back garden and the horizon on the seaside. The final layer of this horizontal composition extends the circulation all the way to the roofs in the form of suspended gardens and outdoor terraces.Save this picture!© Marwan HarmoucheProject gallerySee allShow lessESSENTIEL Lifestore / Rémy MARCIANO architecteSelected ProjectsTemporary Workshop & Recreation Centre of Qianyi Farm / Big Smallness Studio + Wuhan…Selected Projects Share Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio CopyHouses•Monsef, Lebanon “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBLANKPAGE ArchitectsOfficeFollowKarim Nader StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonsefLebanonPublished on October 22, 2017Cite: “Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio” 22 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?海边的东方住宅 Villa Kali / BLANKPAGE Architects + Karim Nader Studio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! 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Futurebuilders forms partnership with RBS

first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 September 2008 | News Tagged with: Finance Futurebuilders forms partnership with RBS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Futurebuilders England and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have formed a partnership to increase the financial support available to third sector organisations.The venture will allow the two organisations to work together, refer potential clients to each other and offer co-financing options to the third sector.The two have previously worked together to help finance a number of Futurebuilders investees including TreeHouse, the East Midlands community Dental Association and the RNID.RBS will also advise Futurebuilders on aspects of bank feasibilities. Futurebuilders specialises in investing in organisations that are unable to secure a loan for their project from a commercial lender.The partnership is not exclusive, and Futurebuilders is open to establishing similar partnerships with other high street 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Gene Editing Development Stalled; NPPC Renews Call for USDA Oversight

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Gene Editing Development Stalled; NPPC Renews Call for USDA Oversight Gene Editing Development Stalled; NPPC Renews Call for USDA Oversight SHARE Previous articleCorteva Acquires BASF’s Clearfield Canola Production SystemNext articleUSDA Expects Exports to Fall $1.9 Billion in 2019, Pending Trade Agreements Hoosier Ag Today Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health and environmental benefits is currently stalled at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, prompting the National Pork Producers Council to renew its call for U.S. Department of Agriculture regulatory oversight of gene editing for livestock.“The pace of FDA’s process to develop a regulatory framework for this important innovation only reinforces our belief that the USDA is best equipped to oversee gene editing for livestock production,” said Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio and president of the National Pork Producers Council. “U.S. agriculture is one our nation’s most successful export products; we can’t afford to cede leadership of gene editing to other countries.”Gene editing accelerates genetic improvements that could be realized over long periods of time through breeding. It allows for simple changes in a pig’s native genetic structure without introducing genes from another species. Emerging applications include raising pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome, a highly contagious swine disease that causes significant animal suffering and costs pork producers worldwide billions of dollars.Dr. Dan Kovich, NPPC director of science and technology, will advocate today for USDA oversight of gene editing at an Innovations in Agriculture panel moderated by USDA Under Secretary Greg Ibach during the agency’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. According to Kovich, “In addition to dramatic animal health gains and reduced financial risk for farmers, gene editing’s promise includes less need to use antibiotics to care for livestock and reduced environmental impact from more efficient farm operations.”Despite no statutory requirement, the FDA currently holds regulatory authority over gene editing in food-producing animals. FDA oversight will treat any gene edited animal as a living animal drug – and every farm raising them a drug manufacturing facility – undermining U.S. agricultural competitiveness relative to other countries with more progressive gene editing regulatory policies.Source: National Pork Producers Council Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 21, 2019 last_img read more

School of Music chooses new interim director

first_imgprintAmong the changes to Horned Frog faculty that occurred over the summer is the appointment of a new director to the School of MusicKristen Queen has been appointed the interim director of the music school after the former director, Dr. Richard Gipson, accepted the position of dean for the College of Fine Arts in June.“The shift happened very quickly,” Queen said. No one has been hired to fill her former position as assistant director of academic programs for the music school. A replacement for that position should be announced in the coming weeks.Queen, who is currently working on her doctorate in education at TCU, said adjusting to her new office and figuring out her rhythm has taken longer than she hoped.“Not having your physical space to not be exactly where you want it along with your virtual space makes it feel like cacophony or mixed meter,” Queen said.“It’s forced me to be more reactive rather than proactive, but being with the music department and around campus for a while allows me to predict some of the issues or events ahead and plan those out,” Queen said.Part of her proactive strategy is to create an environment in which students and faculty members can talk with her about any problem, something she has carried over from her previous role.“When you’re open and available that’s when you know what’s going on and you can start to make intelligent and informed decisions about here’s what’s working well, here’s where I’d like to see us go and how do I connect that,” Queen said. “What are the dreams of the faculty? What are the dreams of the students? And how do I combine those?”While Queen plans on keeping her open door policy, she said that since she has accepted the position she has had to say “no” to people more than she would like. Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Richard Edgemon Kristen Queen, the interim director to the School of Music (photo courtesy of Queen’s twitter, @kmcraequeen) + posts Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Review: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ tells a meandering story with stunning visuals, anime action Richard Edgemon World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Richard Edgemon Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ has a striking visual style but fails to excite or enthrall Richard Edgemon Linkedin Facebook Twitter Facebook Review: ‘First Reformed’ beautifully wrestles with faith and sacrifice Richard Edgemon Previous articleNew school program introducedNext articleVolleyball caps off 4-0 weekend with victory over North Dakota Richard Edgemon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TV Review: Netflix’s new show doesn’t lecture viewers about sexlast_img read more

8 New COVID-19 Infections, 0 Deaths Reported in Pasadena on Monday

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Monday marked the 26th day that Pasadena did not report a COVID-19 fatality, but eight new infections were detected in the city, and total cases statewide topped 700,000, officials saidThe city’s seven-day average of new infections stood at 11, according to city data.City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said officials were focused on trying to get people to observe social distancing guidelines over the coming holiday weekend.“We’ll be optimistic if these numbers remain low two weeks from now, and that’ll show people adhered to restrictions over Labor Day weekend,” Derderian said.“It’ll be 105 degrees this weekend so we understand the need to go to the beach so do it early to avoid crowds, stay away from pool parties or barbecues and stay inside with air conditioning if at all possible with members of your immediate household,” Derderian said.Pasadena Public Health Department officials have reported a total of 2,376 infections since the onset of the pandemic and 111 deaths. The city’s last COVID-19 fatality was reported on Aug. 5.Huntington Hospital saw 39 COVID-19 patients on Monday, according to hospital data. Three tests were pending.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 16 new deaths on Monday, although officials have cautioned in the past that the figures on Mondays often lag behind.County officials have recorded a total of 241,768 infections and 5,784 deaths since the start of the pandemic.“While optimistic about the current community transmission data we are seeing, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is preparing for a holiday weekend and warning the public to heed the lessons learned from the spike in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths that occurred after the previous holidays,” the agency said in a written statement.Infections and hospitalizations surged dramatically following the Independence Day and Memorial Day holidays, officials said. L.A. County Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer said she did not want to see the same happen again after Labor Day.“As we approach the Labor Day weekend and as we plan for how our county will reopen schools and more businesses, we must learn from our past,” she said. “Gatherings — parties, cook-outs, and the other activities we usually do with non-household members on holidays can easily lead to increases in transmission, hospitalizations, and deaths.”The county has seen “encouraging progress” over the past month, the statement added. The seven-day positivity rate had dropped to 4.6 percent, down from 8.6 percent as of one month ago.“In that same period, the county’s daily hospitalizations decreased by 48 percent, from 2,220 on July 31 to 1,043 today,” the county statement said.The overall county positivity rate remained at 10 percent with nearly 2.3 million tests administered.Although the county’s current positivity rate falls within the guidelines to allow moving into Tier 2 under the state’s recently-announced, color-coded county monitoring system, the rate of new cases per day per 100,000 residents remained too high at 13.1, “nearly double the threshold for this tier, which is seven new cases per day per 100,000 population,” the county statement said.“…when the two metrics fall in different tiers the state places counties in the most restrictive tier; hence, L.A. County, like most counties in California, has been placed in Tier 1,” the statement added. “Our path forward for recovery depends on us being able to reduce community transmission significantly so children and teachers can get back to their classrooms and more people can get back to their jobs with as much safety as possible.”State public health officials announced 4,176 new infections and 28 additional fatalities.California had recorded 704,085 total COVID-19 cases and 12,933 deaths, according to the California Department of Public Health.The state’s seven-day average positivity rate stood at 4.9 percent, and the 14-day average was 5.3 percent, officials said.As of Monday, Los Angeles County accounted for 34 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 45 percent of the state’s fatalities. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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