FTSE dampened by commodities and banks alison.lock whatsapp Share LONDON eased to a close just over the 6,000 mark after stronger Wall Street sentiment failed to shake off concerns over China’s monetary policy tightening.The FTSE 100 ended down 21.81 points, or 0.4 per cent, at 6002.07, having closed 0.4 per cent lower yesterday, pulled lower by commodity stocks and banks.China’s central bank raised banks’ required reserves by another 50 basis points, effective Jan, 20, its seventh increase since early 2010.It prompted anxiety that a cooling of Chinese growth may hurt demand for oil and base metal prices, both of which held below recent highs helping push miners and oil majors like BP lower.“This move weighed on sentiment throughout the trading day with ARM Holdings one of the few bright spots, jumping higher on the back of those record Intel Q4 results,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets. Chipmaker ARM, which recently announced a tie-up with Microsoft and has been the subject of persistent M&A talk, rose 5.3 per cent to 530.50p. But Mexican precious metals miner Fresnillo fell 4.2 per cent to 1,492.00p, despite posting record annual output figures, as gold fell over two per cent. Anglo American lost 3.2 per cent to close at 3,300.00p while Antofagasta also fell 2.40% per cent into the red to 1,502p.Financial stocks were also weighed down by the news, said Sean Power, equity analyst at City Index.“The banking sector was also weaker today following China’s decision, bucking the recent positive sentiment towards UK banks. Having had a good run this week investors decided to bank some of their well earned profits – excuse the pun,” he said. “Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC all traded lower earlier today but have since shown signs of resilience following better than expected numbers from JP Morgan.”Prosthetic limb maker Smith & Nephew quickly gave up its early price gains after it issued a statement denying reports of any talks that could lead to a merger or takeover. The announcement followed a Daily Telegraph report that it was set to enter merger talks with US orthopaedics group Biomet.BAE Systems rose 1.2 per cent to 346.7p after buying financial cyber defence firm Norkom today. BAE offered £2.10 per Norkom share, valuing Norkom at £217m.The US had a better day’s trading after investment bank JPMorgan Chase published a record set of fourth-quarter results, lifting its profits by 47 per cent.JPMorgan shares added 3.3 per cent this afternoon. Its stock has risen 8.3 per cent so far this year.Strength in banking stocks helped offset US government data that showed December retail sales slightly weaker than expected.High petrol prices helped push December consumer prices up at the fastest pace in a year and a half, a separate dataset showed.“Positive Q4 profit growth from JPMorgan helped offset surprisingly poor consumer confidence figures and retail sales,” said Yusuf Heusen, senior sales trader at IG Index. “Today’s negative figures appear to reflect consumer dissatisfaction with elevated fuel prices and a high unemployment rate, but investors will be hoping the bullish quarterlies seen today and yesterday can continue to boost equities into next week, when a whole raft of company reports are due,” he said. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Friday 14 January 2011 3:05 pm More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL
“COPY” Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466376/csc-house-mmx Clipboard Architects: MMX Year Completion year of this architecture project CSC House / MMX CopyHouses•Mexico Collaborators:Erendira Tranquilino, Cecilia PardoClient:MI, PProject Architects:Jorge Arvizu, Ignacio Del Rio, Emmanuel Ramirez, Diego RicaldeCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of MMXRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. This project was previously shown when it was under construction, now we present the end result of the first house.The site is organized and divided in response to the pre-existing. Of these, the most important is a large tree located at the center of the plot. This element defines the position and direction of the volumes.Save this picture!Courtesy of MMXThe outdoor spaces revolve around the tree as the axis, they structure the ground that defines the proposal at various scales.The subdivision of the site reflects a strategy of fragmentation in two directions. In one direction, the slope is divided into platforms that adapt to the topography generating spaces at various levels. In the other direction, the platforms created are subdivided to generate independent spaces for three housing units, whose specific geometry arises from the relationship between the object, the modification of the immediate territory and the environment.Save this picture!Courtesy of MMXCSC House 1The position of the volumes is defined by the platforms of the site. The orientation responds to solar incidence and views of the stunning landscape. The geometry and shape of the volumes is the result of various spatial dynamics of the program, contained by a reinterpretation of traditional buildings with gabled roofs.Thus, the shape of the houses represents the synthesis of programmatic variations in dialogue with the geographical and constructive conditions of the place.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessAJ’s Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay GapArchitecture NewsCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year: Save this picture!Courtesy of MMX+ 13 Share CSC House / MMXSave this projectSaveCSC House / MMX Mexico 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466376/csc-house-mmx Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMMXOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta CatarinaMexicoPublished on January 14, 2014Cite: “CSC House / MMX” [Casa CSC / MMX] 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Legacy promotion campaign to be launched in Northern Ireland Tagged with: Ireland legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities in Northern Ireland may soon be embarking on a joint legacy promotion campaign according to the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action.Charities present at a recent meeting at NICVA considered the latest research on charitable giving from wills, presented by Leeann Brady from NICVA, which provided evidence there was capacity to increase opportunities for the public to give in this way.Other joint legacy promotion initiatives were also discussed at the meeting, namely Remember a Charity and Legacy Promotion Ireland. Paul Collins from Legacy Promotion Ireland presented on the work of the Irish consortia of charities.After considering the merits of both UK and Irish initiatives, the Northern Ireland charities felt a local approach may produce better results.The meeting had very strong representation from charities in Northern Ireland interested in developing legacy giving. It was agreed that a working group be established and this group will meet in January to consider options and plan for future legacy promotion work considering: how to inform the public; improve capacity for legacy fundraising in charities and; how to better engage with will-making legal professionals.The working group will seek to consider what a small consortia of Northern Ireland charities can achieve and the resource implications for such work.For more information or to register interest in Northern Ireland legacy promotion work contact Neil Irwin at NICVA on 028 9087 7777 or email: [email protected] giving is estimated to raise £1.5billion annually across the UK. Howard Lake | 2 January 2009 | News 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.
A community loyalty scheme is to be extended across the whole of CH2, Chester, following a successful trial in Hoole that saw almost 3,000 people sign up, and benefitted local charities.Loyalty solutions provider Loyalty Pro’s scheme allows customers to use one loyalty card or app for all the participating community retailers, with the aim of bringing traders closer together and boosting the local economy.Points accrued are converted into instant monetary vouchers redeemable in the store, but customers can also opt to donate excess points to a local registered charity. The Hoole community centre and local hospice Claire House are two that have already benefitted.As part of Phase 2 of its rollout, Loyalty Pro has also released an update of its app, showing all store locations, points accrued and store offers on an interactive map. The scheme has also been adapted to ensure that small traders without a shopfront, such as local dog groomers, mobile hairdressers and B&Bs, can also participate.All Hoole Loyalty Scheme registered traders have access to the GDPR-compliant Loyalty Pro portal to send ad hoc direct marketing messages by email, app notification and tablet messages to anyone to has purchased from them.A survey of the cardholders showed that over 95% of respondents found the Love Hoole scheme easy to use and 75% of people have opted in to receive bi-weekly cardholder emails.Rob Meakin, Managing Director at Loyalty Pro, said:“We’ve been greatly encouraged by all the positive feedback we received in Hoole. The survey showed cardholders wanted the scheme to encompass more local businesses over a wider area, and so we’re delighted to be able to offer more retailers and customers the chance to show their support for the community.“Nobody wants to see rows of empty shops, so communities need to cooperate to ensure their high streets are vibrant. This type of scheme allows retailers to participate without the significant costs of running an individual loyalty scheme. It’s much easier for the customers, as they only need to carry a single card or smartphone, and the charity & not-for-profit element means the local facilities also benefit. It’s a win-win-win.”Another recent scheme benefitting a local community and its charities is the Lake District Pound. The currency launched on 1 May, and sees people able to spend the Lake District’s own £LD1, £LD5, £LD10 and £LD20 notes in over 200 locally owned businesses and tourist attractions. Every time someone keeps an LD£ as a memento however, proceeds from the unredeemed Sterling are divided between Cumbria Community Foundation and the Lake District Foundation. Advertisement Chester loyalty scheme with charity element extends after successful trial AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 87 total views, 1 views today 88 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Melanie May | 8 June 2018 | News Tagged with: corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit Home Energy Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit Previous articleEU Grants Glyphosate License RenewalNext article2017 Census of Agriculture Gets Underway Hoosier Ag Today SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Nearly 100 members of the National Biodiesel Board are on Capitol Hill this week encouraging lawmakers to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit, which expired in December 2016. As part of an annual fly-in to the Capitol, NBB members are meeting with lawmakers to support the tax credit to “stabilize the business environment” for the industry, according to NBB CEO Doug Whitehead. They are also sharing results of a new survey conducted with 1,000 registered voters nationwide. The survey found that 82 percent of registered voters support a federal tax incentive. The same percentage of people polled expressed support for a national Renewable Fuel Standard.The visits come as the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release the final RFS volumes this week. Since the July proposal was released, NBB has repeatedly called for growth in the volumes. The July proposal offered up a reduction in advanced biofuels, of which biodiesel fills roughly 90 percent and a flatline of biomass-based diesel.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE
Home Indiana Agriculture News Peterson Wants Clarification on CFAP Payment Methodology SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleDry Conditions Cause Decline in Crop Conditions, Enhanced DevelopmentNext articleHow Should Hemp Production Be Regulated in Indiana? NAFB News Service Late last week, House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson (D-Minn) sent a letter to Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. He’s asking for clarification on how USDA determined the eligibility of different crops, livestock, and poultry species under CFAP.In the letter, Peterson contends that the data used by USDA to calculate CFAP payments was limited to only the earliest parts of the pandemic, missing the full extent of damage to specific commodities.“Some would argue that the full agricultural market impacts of the closure of schools, restaurants, catering, and agricultural processing facilities due to COVID-19 were not fully realized during the CFAP covered period, with losses for many commodities extending well into the second and third quarters of this year,” writes Peterson.The ag chair also took issue with the reasons that certain commodities were denied payments.“Hundreds of commodities were denied eligibility for ‘insufficient data’ and ‘lack of information,’ though it would seem that the well-documented shutdown of school meals, restaurants, and foodservice demand would have impacted those food crops, and the loss of export, landscape, and retail markets for no-food crops and livestock/poultry,” he adds. “I trust USDA is working to assist producers who’ve been denied to this point.” By NAFB News Service – Aug 24, 2020 Peterson Wants Clarification on CFAP Payment Methodology
RSF_en News September 27, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Erdogan bodyguards attack two Turkish journalists in New York News Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit Follow the news on Turkey News April 28, 2021 Find out more Two US-based Turkish newspaper reporters were verbally attacked and manhandled by bodyguards of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the lobby of a leading New York hotel and in the street outside while Erdogan was meeting with US Vice-President Joe Biden in the hotel on 25 September.The reporters were Adam Yavuz Arslan of Bugün and Ali Halit Aslan of Zaman. Both newspapers are critical of the Erdogan government.Arslan said the president’s nephew, Ali Erdogan, who is a member of his security detail, evicted him from the hotel at the behest of one of the president’s advisers. Once he was on the street, two other advisers, Senol Kazanci and Aydin Ünal, threatened him. “Your existence is a crime,” one of them said.Two unidentified men then physically attacked Arslan in the street in front of the hotel.The other reporter, Aslan, who has US as well as Turkish nationality, was also forced to leave the hotel by Erdogan’s bodyguards. They initially asked all the reporters in the hotel’s café to leave, but then named just Aslan and said he had to go, without giving a reason. Local police intervened to protect hm.“We condemn this attack on two Turkish journalists on US soil by President Erdogan’s bodyguards,” Reporters Without Borders programmes director Lucie Morillon said. “It is unacceptable that Turkish government representatives had no qualms about assaulting two journalists, outside their country and during a major bilateral meeting, and it shows how the Turkish authorities are now taking a much tougher line with the media.”Morillon added: “Reporters Without Borders calls on the Turkish authorities to punish those responsible for this violence, which obstructed the work of these reporters.”An English-language daily, Zaman as well as Bugün supports the Gülen movement, accused by Erdogan of seeking to overthrow his government. The authorities have been trying crush all dissent ever since last year’s Gezi Park protests. Journalists are often censored and, in some cases, are attacked, arrested and jailed.Reporters Without Borders and two other free speech groups wrote an open letter to President Erdogan this week voicing alarm about freedom of expression in Turkey, which is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia They were evicted from the hotel where Erdogan was meeting Joe Biden, one was assaulted in the street outside News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor Receive email alerts to go further Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more
Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Facebook Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dan Neville TDLEADER funding of almost €9.3million that was allocated to Limerick this week has been welcomed as an indication of the Government’s ongoing investment in the county.Fine Gael TD Dan Neville said it demonstrated the Government’s commitment to County Limerick as he welcomed the funding package of €9,276,593.96 for the LEADER element of the county’s Rural Development Programme.“The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery is felt in every corner of Ireland. Investment in the LEADER programme is of huge significance to Limerick”.“The LEADER programme is all about community led projects; it is focused on making the recovery local. Once approval for the programme has been given by the European Commission, Local Action Groups of Limerick will be invited to submit ideas for how funding should be spent. These groups will be set up in accordance with the EU Regulations and will consist of representatives across public and private socio-economic interests,” he explained.His party colleague Deputy Patrick O’Donovan said the announcement of LEADER funding, together with other recently announced initiatives for rural areas, will make a massive difference to rural communities across Ireland.“This LEADER Funding allocation comes after the recently announced Rural Development Programme which will see €4billion being pumped into rural communities. The announcement comes shortly after the news that the United States and China have opened their markets to Irish beef. These are major boosts for the rural economy, providing real jobs for families in counties like Limerick,” Deputy O’Donovan commented.LABOUR Party councillor for Limerick City East, Elena Secas, said that the LEADER funding for County Limerick will be used to support sustainable economic development projects for rural communities ranging from tourism, agri-food and other business activities.“This funding will be specifically targeted at tackling social inclusion, rural isolation as well as increasing the capacity of rural communities to participate in economic development,” she said. Previous articleNetwork Limerick helping woman make their markNext articleLimerick hospital has second highest trolley figures outside Dublin Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TAGSCllr Elena SecasDan Neville TDFine GaelLabour PartyLEADER fundinglimerickPatrick O’Donovan TD Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsTake me to your LEADER fundingBy Alan Jacques – March 12, 2015 669 Print Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Twitter Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors
Top Stories[Breaking] Five CLAT Aspirants Move Jharkhand HC Challenging NLSIU’s Decision To Hold Separate Entrance Exam LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK3 Sep 2020 11:15 PMShare This – xA writ petition has been field before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA writ petition has been field before the Jharkhand High Court challenging the decision of the National Law University Bangalore to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The petition has been filed by 5 CLAT aspirants from Jharkhand, stating that NLSIU’s decision to withdraw from CLAT and to hold a separate examination, despite being a “permanent member” of the NLU Consortium, is unlawful and arbitrary. The Petitioners have pointed out that the University has changed its stance after filling of the CLAT forms and is thus in violation of principle of promissory estoppel. Further, declaration of new pattern of examination by the University, around 10 days before the declared date of CLAT, is illegal and against the established precedents of the Supreme Court for the conduct of “fair and just examination”. Moreover it is contended that the move is violative of clause 15.7 (Voluntary withdrawal of member institution) of the bye laws of the Consortium of NLUs. It was on September 3 that the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, announced its decision to hold a separate test for admission to five year B.A LL.B(Hons) course for the academic year 2020-21. The new test called the ‘National Law Aptitude Test’ (NLAT) is proposed to be held online on September 12. The Petitioners have urged the Court to set aside this decision and to grant ad-interim, ex-parte stay on the effect and operation of the notice during pendency of the petition.The Petition has been filed through Advocates Shubham Gautam and Baibhaw Gehlaut Next Story
The new head of the TUC last week promised to grow union membership in theUK and broaden its agenda to be relevant to the modern workplace. In his first major speech since replacing John Monks as general secretary,Brendan Barber said the union movement must recruit more members andconcentrate its efforts on the modern service sector. He told guests at City University’s vice-chancellor’s lecture that thedecline in union numbers seen during the 1980s and 90s had halted, but genuinegrowth was still proving illusive. “I want us to be seen as a growing force again. We need to break intothe private service sector, because that’s where the real growth is going to bein the long term,” he said. However, despite claiming partnership agreements had reduced the number ofstrikes, Barber adopted a more old-school stance when defending the recentround of industrial action. “I’m not the slightest bit defensive about strikes. The right towithdraw labour is a fundamental human right and it would be a very strangeright if it was never exercised,” he said. Barber told the gathering that the TUC had already trained 5,000 unionlearning representatives, which gained statutory rights to promote training inthe workplace this year. Barber also hailed the forthcoming Information and Consultation Directive asa watershed in industrial relations which could potentially lead to “hugechanges”. He believes the directive will lead to greater partnership in the workplace,with managers and employees becoming more used to consulting with each other onissues which will affect the business. Unison to vote on co-ordinated action over payThe country’s biggest union isconsidering proposals that could see an increase in co-ordinated industrialaction across the whole of the public sector.Members of Unison, of which there are more than 1.3 millionmembers – mostly in the public sector – will vote on key amendments thisWednesday.They will decide on changes that could see pay claimsco-ordinated across different public bodies such as the NHS and schools.The motion talks of a national approach to pay bargainingacross all services with a consistent approach to: long-term agreements,industrial action and the retention of job numbers. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. New TUC chief pledges relevant modernisationOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.