first_imgMonday 22 November 2010 6:48 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ IRELAND SURRENDERS KCS-content whatsapp IRELAND finally succumbed to pressure and gave up its fiscal sovereignty yesterday, with the government announcing that it had applied for an aid package to bail out the public finances and the country’s ailing banking sector.Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen would not give a figure for the bailout amount but finance minister Brian Lenihan told RTE news that it “would not be three figures” but would be in the “tens of billions”. Independent estimates for the amount range from €60bn to €120bn (£52bn-£104bn), with the money to be loaned at less than market rates.Britain is reportedly to stump up €7bn – though it is not clear whether this will be a bilateral loan or whether it will go through the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism. The other sources of cash will be the Eurozone member countries and the International Monetary Fund, with Sweden also having offered money.As a condition of the bailout, the Irish government will be subject to regular reviews to make sure that it is on track in tackling its deficit.The Irish government is due to publish a four-year-plan this week to bring its 11 per cent deficit (32 per cent counting the state’s guarantee of Irish bank loans) down to three per cent by 2014. It has said that this will involve savings of €6bn this year and €15bn overall, with most to be absorbed by spending cuts and tax rises on a two-to-one ratio. However, Ireland will now have to negotiate the details of its deficit programme with its new creditors. Other Eurozone leaders want to bring the country’s low corporation tax of 12.5 per cent into line with their own higher rates, but the Irish government has called that issue “non-negotiable”. EU finance ministers yesterday released a joint statement declaring that “financial support will be provided under a strong policy programme which will be negotiated with the Irish authorities.”The IMF and EU could demand that Irish banks increase their core capital ratios from current levels of eight per cent. Allied Irish Bank revealed on Friday that it has been haemorrhaging cash, with €13bn worth of deposits – mostly from businesses – withdrawn since June. With Bank of Ireland also seeing outflows of €10bn in the third quarter of this year, there were growing fears of a run on Irish banks. As part of the bailout, the banks’ financing package will include a restructuring that Cowen said would “downsize and make sustainable” the Irish financial system, although he would not give any further details.In the UK, Chancellor George Osborne’s offer of help to Ireland has sparked discontent on the Tory backbenches, with John Redwood MP saying that the UK cannot afford to make loans worth billions: “The public will find it difficult to understand why certain items are being cut that matter to them, if the money being spent on EU contributions and euro support keeps soaring,” he wrote on his blog. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ford posts highest first quarter profit since 1998

first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Ford posts highest first quarter profit since 1998 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comFilm OracleHer Love Triangle Inspired 3 Of The Most Popular Songs Ever WrittenFilm Oracle whatsappcenter_img Ford reported its best first-quarter profit in 13 years, driven by strong sales in its home market and demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles.Ford also said yesterday that last month’s earthquake, which has hurt the supply chain in Japan, has had “minimal” impact on its business, and analysts said Ford may even stand to gain market share .Net income rose to $2.55bn (£1.55bn), or 61 cents a share, compared with $2.09bn, or 50 cents a share, in the year earlier period. It was the highest first-quarter net income since 1998. Excluding one-off items, it earned 62 cents a share, easily topping the 50 cents analysts had expected. It was the seventh straight quarter of operating profit.Revenue rose to $33.1bn from $28.1bn last year. Analysts had expected $29.7bn. KCS-content Share 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 Tuesday 26 April 2011 8:22 pmlast_img read more

PointsBet partners with NBA’s Pacers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 5th August 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address PointsBet partners with NBA’s Pacers Regions: US Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliates Tags: Online Gambling Online sports betting operator PointsBet has entered into a partnership with National Basketball Association franchise the Indiana Pacers, as well as confirming the locations for three new off-track betting facilities in Illinois. Online sports betting operator PointsBet has entered into a partnership with National Basketball Association franchise the Indiana Pacers, as well as confirming the locations for three new off-track betting facilities in Illinois.Under the multi-year deal with the Pacers, PointsBet will serve as an official sports gaming partner of the team.PointsBet will benefit from branding placement on out-of-bounds space between the baseline and team bench at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse home arena – the first time a sports betting operator has occupied this space.The operator will also have signage placed in other areas of the arena, as well as have a presence on the team’s digital platforms. In addition, PointsBet will run a series of special promotions for Pacers fans.Rick Fuson, the president and chief operating officer of the franchise’s parent company, Pacers Sports & Entertainment,  said the corporate partnership “represents a real win” for both companies.“We look forward to welcoming PointsBet as a very visible brand at the Fieldhouse and through our various channels,” Fuson added.Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Morning Light Co Ltd ( HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Ariston Holdings Limited 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BK Group Plc ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgBK Group Plc ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BK Group Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Stone Houses / LSS

first_img Photographs 2005 Houses Photographs:  Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholText description provided by the architects. For a very flat 12 acre site dotted with specimen trees, a mother and daughter requested low-maintenance weekend residence for themselves and extended family made of Westchester granite. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformThe property was planned as two separate houses linked with a network of dry-stack stone walls that create a solid and private face at the southern-oriented arrival side of the buildings. The walls unify exterior and interior spaces and knit the buildings together resulting in a series of internal and external courtyard spaces. Floating roofs define living spaces and great expanses of glazing open toward views of the agricultural reserve to the north. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholThe first house has a slot of water that cuts through the courtyard wall to mark the entry which is accessed through an oversized cabinet that pierces the forecourt curtain wall. A long gallery runs east-west along one of the walls and links the public and private wings. A glass bridge cuts across the gallery linking two ends of an elevated guest wing. Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholThe second house is entered at its narrowest point, through a glazed hall overlooking a raised garden court. A series of floating roofs connects the entry to the interior and exterior public spaces- all nestled against the stone walls. The private wing is defined in contrast, as a taut box of oak glu-lam portal frames wrapped in a continuous skin of louvers.Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul WarcholProject gallerySee allShow lessAzienda Elettrica Ticinese Headquarters / Dario FranchiniArticlesWalk-in Cinema / Suyabatmaz Demirel ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Charles Mayer & Paul Warchol+ 40 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•East Hampton, United States CopyAbout this officeLeroy Street StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEast HamptonHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 19, 2011Cite: “Stone Houses / LSS” 19 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore 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 Architects: Leroy Street Studio Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  Stone Houses / LSS United States Area:  650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Stone Houses / LSSSave this projectSaveStone Houses / LSS ArchDailylast_img read more

Weston Charity Awards expand to support charities across Northern England

first_imgWeston Charity Awards expand to support charities across Northern England 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. “This continued support of a national funder who has seen the need here in the region and has acted upon it is very much welcomed.”The Foundation hopes to extend the Weston Charity Awards even further afield.Eligible charities should apply for the Weston Charity Awards by 30 January 2015.  65 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2015 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Funding North East North West small charities The Weston Charity Awards, launched in the North East of England last year, is this year expanding to help small charities across the North of England.Established by the Garfield Weston Foundation, The Weston Charity Awards will help small charities across the North, including both rural areas and cities such as Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Hull and Durham, working in the areas of youth, welfare and community.It did so after seeing a sharp drop in funding applications despite evidence of growing need for support. A survey, carried out by Voluntary Organisations’ Network North East (VONNE), showed that although 7 in 10 charities were seeing an increase in demand for help, 44% warned they might have to reduce services and over 20% said they could face closure this year.The 12 selected charities will receive unrestricted funding and support from a team of senior business leaders through Pilotlight, which will help them to become more sustainable and achieve their aims. Over the past 10 years, the charity has connected business executives and charities: the former develop their leadership skills in new areas and the latter receive experienced business coaching.The Garfield Weston Foundation’s Director, Philippa Charles, explained why the awards were being extended. She said:“Over the last three years we’ve been shocked to see a significant decline in the number of funding applications from charities in the North. What’s really worrying is that applications from organisations providing community services fell by about 40% – the very areas hit hard by funding cuts. By building on the success of the first ever Weston Charity Awards in the North East, we want to reach more charities across the North, helping them to achieve their goals.”VONNE’s chief executive, Jo Curry welcomed the move, saying: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

ICAP invites U.S. activists to XIII International May Day Brigade

first_img“The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, together with its Travel Agency Amistur Cuba S.A., invites you to participate on the XIII edition of the May Day International Brigade, to celebrate the International Workers’ Day. This Brigade also pays tribute to the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, while marking the 70th anniversary of the murder of trade union leader Jesus Menéndez Larrondo.“Participants will carry out days of voluntary work; will visit places of historic, social and cultural interest, will receive lectures on up-to-date topics and exchange ideas and experiences with representatives from different political and mass organizations, workers, trade union leaders and living testimonies of Cuban history,” reads the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples’ call for the brigade. ( cost of the land package is $675 for two full weeks of activity, April 22- May 6, including education and exchanges with Cubans and participants from Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe who we will join at the 220-person-capacity Julio Antonio Mella International Camp.The U.S. sponsoring organization is the National Network on Cuba, the U.S. umbrella organization of Cuba solidarity organizations. The NNOC is encouraging prospective Brigadistas to submit their applications right away. A U.S. passport valid through November is required, so Brigadistas are strongly encouraged to apply for or renew their passports immediately.Arrangements will be made through Marazul Tours. To download the application, payment and directions, visit famous march of Cuban workers on May 1, International Workers Day, and the International Solidarity Conference on May 2 will be highlights of the program. However, the brigade will travel to Villa Clara, to the sites of the historic battles led by Che Guevara in Santa Clara and Camaguey province,  and will meet with workers in biotech, environmental, health and other factories and production sectors. Important updates on the Cuban electoral process and the outcome of the elections in process now will be discussed. Learn about the Cuban economic model and its updating for socialism.The economic contribution of voluntary work alongside members of Cuban youth and student organizations, like the Young Communist League and Federation of University Students, will provide real-time solidarity. Download or view the full program at initial webinar, “2018 International May Day Brigade: How you can go to Cuba,” is scheduled for Feb. 5 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. EST. Register for it at conference calls and meetings for participants are planned to cover camp life; packing and solidarity contribution suggestions will be discussed. In addition to the web page and Facebook page, the blog was constructed by participants in the October 2017 Footsteps of Che Brigade to answer questions about Cuba and encourage people to reject #45’s disinformation campaign and GO TO CUBA. Questions can be sent to [email protected] support the annual travel challenges with Pastors for Peace and the Venceremos Brigade. The 49th VB application for their May Day travel challenge can be found at is one of five National Network on Cuba co-chairs.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Biden pick for Secretary of Agriculture no friend of farmworkers or small farmers

first_imgPresident Joe Biden nominated former Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a job he held for the entire Obama administration from 2009 to 2017. Vilsack testified before the Senate on Feb. 2 — Groundhog Day — and was confirmed a few weeks later.Vilsack’s eight-year tenure was disastrous for Black farmers. Workers World reported Feb. 12: “Since 1920, over a million Black families have lost their farms (Guardian Aug. 15, 2019), and they now constitute less than 2% of all farm owners. A 2019 Center for American Progress study found the USDA ‘has a long and well-documented history of discrimination against Black farmers. The unequal administration of government farm support programs, crucial to protecting farmers from an inherently risky enterprise, has had a profound impact on rural communities of color.’”The NAACP and other civil rights organizations strongly opposed the nomination of Vilsack over his treatment of Black farmers, as well as his quick and unceremonious firing of Shirley Sherrod, first Black Director of Rural Development in Georgia for the USDA, in July 2010. Sherrod, who is Black, had been the target of right-wing attacks. ( Rod Bradshaw, a 67-year-old Black farm owner in Kansas, told the Associated Press: “We have already seen what Vilsack is going to do. We don’t have a prayer if he gets in there.” Bill McGill, 76 years old, lost the small second-generation farm that he inherited from his parents in Bakersfield, Calif., when the same USDA agent he approached for a loan put the land up for sale. “I don’t get attached to hardly nothing any more,” he told the Feb. 24 Guardian.In 1997, Timothy Pigford became a plaintiff in a federal class action lawsuit filed by Black farmers against the Clinton administration’s USDA Secretary Dan Glickman. In Pigford v. Glickman, federal courts concurred with claims of systemic racial discrimination, but it was not until 2007 that the Pigford Claims Remedy Act allowed Black farmers to apply for reparations. The first paltry settlement payments were not disbursed until 2013.WW reported in 2016: “Because the settlement took decades to resolve, many farmers died waiting for justice. Of the 18,000 claims approved, 4,000 to 5,000 are estate claims.”The consolidation of farmland into fewer private holdings has cost thousands of agricultural workers their jobs. The decline of agricultural commodity prices has become so dire that farmworkers (along with fishing and forestry workers) commit suicide at the highest rate of any sector of the working class — 6.5 times that of the average population. And small farmers are heavily impacted and at risk. In 2018, the dairy company Agri-Mark included a list of suicide hotlines when it mailed farmers checks for their products.Food safety threatenedVilsack eliminated multiple food safety regulations, including the Microbiological Data Program, which monitored foodborne pathogens. As a result, incidents of salmonella infections have steadily increased since 2012, when he eliminated the MDP. He removed genetically modified organism labeling standards and expedited the process for approving GMO products developed by chemical corporations like Monsanto. In 2019, Monsanto was ordered to pay $80 million in damages to California residents who have developed cancer from exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides in the company’s Roundup weed spray.Tom Vilsack removed genetically modified organism labeling standards and expedited the process for approving GMO products developed by chemical corporations like Monsanto. In 2019, Monsanto was ordered to pay $80 million in damages to California residents who have developed cancer from exposure to glyphosate-based herbicides in the company’s Roundup weed spray. © Mike Mozart/FlickrVilsack defended the beef industry’s use of the ammonia-treated additive known as “pink slime.” In 2012, Vilsack said there was “no question” of the product’s safety, despite Canada and the European Union banning the use of ammonia gas to sterilize food. (Mother Jones, April 2, 2012)Rather than bolster worker protections and stabilize the volatile agricultural sector through central planning, the capitalist state’s only response to falling commodity prices is international economic aggression. This was one of the primary purposes of Trump’s “U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement,” a rebranding of NAFTA, which was praised by big agribusiness.During the Feb. 2 Senate hearing, Vilsack announced he would prioritize “foreign market access” in Southeast Asia and Africa. “Certainly our competitors are doing that,” he added, a clear reference to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has been empowering nations to construct their own agricultural infrastructure.During the four years of the Trump administration, Vilsack collected a $1 million annual salary as CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, a role that is now filled by former DuPont executive Krysta Harden, Vilsack’s former deputy secretary at the USDA between 2013 and 2016.In January 2020, Vilsack won the lottery in Iowa, where he had served two terms as governor from 1999-2007, and pocketed the $150,000 winnings. Clearly, his sympathies are not with superexploited agricultural workers or struggling small farmers, especially Black farmers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more