Banks plan an elite currency deal platform

first_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com KCS-content Thursday 9 December 2010 7:47 pm Share BIG banks frustrated by the opening of foreign exchange markets to greater competition plan to launch a rival, bank-only currency dealing system, City A.M. learned yesterday.The move aims to restore their level of influence in currency markets, which has declined since the Icap-owned EBS trading platform was opened to non-bank institutions such as high-frequency traders in 2005.The project is at the planning stages and involves most of the biggest ten banks in the global foreign exchange business, reports said yesterday, which could include names such as Barclays Capital, HSBC, RBS and Citigroup.Several banks refused to comment but a source close to the talks yesterday confirmed to CityA.M. the report was true and had “leaked out far earlier than it should have done”. “This has caught everybody on the hop,” one source said.Another said the plan, dubbed Pure FX, was “very likely” to go ahead. The global market for global currencies and their derivatives is the largest and most liquid in the world, with a daily spot volume of about $1.5 trillion (£950bn) among the ten largest banks alone. But institutions have seen their formerly privileged position on currency trades come under pressure as electronic platforms have made prices more transparent and immediately available. The biggest banks have lost market share to rivals such as high-frequency traders using powerful technology that buys and sells at far greater speed to gain the best prices.Boston-based consultancy Aite calculated that high-frequency forex traders accounted for 25 per cent of trade volumes at the end of 2009 and estimated they could handle 40 per cent of trades by 2012. By launching their own dealing system, the banks aim to bypass these traders and create a level playing field for them to trade with each other.The banks are at the stage of approaching technology providers to build the platform, possibly proposing that Icap modifies EBS. None of the banks are planning to leave EBS at present. Tags: NULL whatsapp Banks plan an elite currency deal platform whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgDelta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Delta Corporation Limited (DLTA.zw)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDelta Corporation Limited manufacturers and markets international and locally-produced beverages in Zimbabwe. It operates in four segments: non-alcoholic beverages, sparkling beverages, lager beers and traditional beers. Brands in its non-alcoholic range are a flavoured maize drink called Shumba Maheu, and a flavoured drinking yoghurt called Supersip Yogurt. The sparkling beverages division operates two bottling plants and one canning plant; bottling and distributing popular cool drink brands sold worldwide by the Coca-Cola Company, a range of drink mixes and an energy drink called Burn. The lager beer division operates two breweries; bottling and distributing international brands such as Castle Lite, Miller’s, Peroni, Redds, Brutal Fruit and Sarita. Delta Corporation Limited has a monopoly in the traditional beer market in Zimbabwe with 14 breweries located across the country; brewing and distributing a well-known sorghum beer brand called Chibuku. Other subsidiaries have interests in transport and logistics, barley and sorghum malting, food processing, packaging, retailing wines and spirits, recycling, tin can production and leadership training. Delta Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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This FTSE 250 tech stock could be a long-term growth pick. Here’s what I would do now

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. When you are looking to buy anything nowadays, it is easier than ever to compare prices across the market. With the rise of comparison websites there are plenty of easy ways to ensure you get the best deal out there. From insurance to utilities to mobile phone contracts, it seems nothing is off-limits to comparison sites now. Moneysupermarket.com (LSE:MONY) is one of the standout names in the online comparison market. Initially founded in the late 1980s as a mortgage business, it has tended to specialise in financial services. 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…Recent performanceIt posted full-year results last week in line with market expectations: group revenue increased 9% to £388.4m from £355.6m. In its last quarter the price comparison website saw its home services division grow by 36%. However, its money line of business declined by 14%, although management expects that it will return to growth this year. The encouraging information to take away from the results posted last week is that profits after tax have grown by 10% over the year from £129.4m in 2018 to £141.5m in 2019. It also announced continued strong operating cash generation of £113.7m, with £100m in dividends distributed to shareholders during the year. The full-year dividend per share increased by 6% compared to the previous year which is a positive reflection of a “progressive dividend policy.” The update provided doesn’t jump off the page, but it is definitely the sign of a business quietly doing well in an industry where plenty of others are jostling for market share.Increases in dividend per share as well as profits are always encouraging when looking to invest in a business, as is reinvestment in the business. Moneysupermarket.com has pledged to focus on optimising customer experience. Add to that the fact that it is adding an energy auto switching module to its ever-growing arsenal, and things are coming together nicely.The group announced that CEO Mark Lewis wishes to resign, which creates some uncertainty at the top. But the board is “confident of delivering expectations for the year” in 2020. The announcement did cause a slight dip in the share price. Recent results will have allayed fears that the resignation was down to poor performance. Next stepsThere is a lot to take stock of (pardon the pun) when it comes to Moneysupermarket.com. I am encouraged by positive results but others will be wary of a leadership change.I would not buy this stock to turn around quickly and make a quick buck. This is the type of stock I envisage growing throughout 2020 and beyond. This is very much a long term-investment if you decided to take the plunge and buy some shares. I think this could sit well in the ‘long-term and watch’ category of your portfolio.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jabran Khan | Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 | More on: MONY center_img This FTSE 250 tech stock could be a long-term growth pick. Here’s what I would do now See all posts by Jabran Khan Image source: Getty Images. Jabran Khan 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. 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.last_img read more

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The Hurricane Energy share price tanks 15%! This is what you need to know

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 | More on: HUR 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. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Royston Wild Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK share markets are stepping tentatively higher in Tuesday business. Both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are up fractionally as hopes over the economic recovery keep investor appetite bubbling. But the Hurricane Energy (LSE: HUR) share price hasn’t fared quite so well after it released its latest operational update.Hurricane Energy has slumped after announcing drilling problems associated with its Lancaster field in the North Sea. It plunged below 3p per share earlier on Tuesday morning, its cheapest for around a month. While recovering some ground, it was last trading around the 3.15p marker, down 15% on the day.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…Stormy weatherHurricane Energy announced plans in December to drill a second production well as part of its development plan for Lancaster. This would involve side-tracking from its existing 205/21a-7z well into the central area of the field.However, the complexity of the operation means that Hurricane Energy doesn’t now expect to be able to begin the work during the summer. It said that “the incorporation of an intelligent completion and the challenges of delivering the well trajectory from the side-track location” meant that creation of the side-track would be trickier than work at other wells at Lancaster.Hurricane Energy thus concluded that “it will not be possible to drill this well during the 2021 summer weather window without unacceptable operational and cost risk.”The business suggested in December that maiden oil from this second well should begin flowing by the end of 2021. It estimated development costs of $60m back then too.Hurricane Energy rolls out other optionsThe oil explorer said that it has yet to make definite decisions as to how to proceed. However, it suggested that drilling of the second well now won’t happen until 2022.Hurricane Energy said that there were various options on the table regarding how to proceed. It could continue planning in 2021 with a view to drilling the side-track next year, it said. The business has also touted drilling the side-track at the same time as a water injection well in 2022 as a combined programme. It is also looking at drilling the side-track in 2022 and a water injection well in 2023.Hurricane Energy said that the development of Lancaster might depend on factors outside its control. These include “field performance, prevailing oil prices and support from relevant stakeholders and counterparties,” it said.The company is now engaged in discussions with stakeholders regarding a proposed development plan, as well as funding of work at Lancaster. These stakeholders include a group of convertible noteholders. It added that “discussions on the company’s forward work programme, strategy, financing and balance sheet recapitalisation are ongoing.”City analysts had been expecting Hurricane Energy to flip from losses of 0.4p per share in 2021 to earnings of 1.4p in 2022 prior to today’s update.center_img Image source: Getty Images. The Hurricane Energy share price tanks 15%! This is what you need to know “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Episcopalians, Moravians celebrate 10th anniversary of communion, renew commitment to…

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church celebrated the 10th anniversary of its agreement of full communion with the Northern and Southern provinces of the Moravian Church in America at a virtual ceremony on Feb. 10, featuring remarks from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and Moravian leaders, in addition to music and prayers from members of both denominations.“Our relationship as Moravians and Episcopalians could be looked at as just a nice church thing, but it is more than that,” Curry said in his sermon. “It is a sign. It is a witness. It is a yearning for what God yearns, not simply for the church but for the entire human family.”The 10th anniversary celebration, which was streamed on YouTube, showcased the traditions of both denominations and celebrated the churches’ common efforts, including joint antiracism work guided by the Sacred Ground curriculum and by Catherine Meeks, executive director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing, in the Diocese of Atlanta.“I have learned so much from our Episcopal siblings about courageous witness in the public square, which has emboldened our witness as Moravians,” the Rev. Betsy Miller, president of the Moravian Church Northern Province, told Episcopal News Service, adding that communion is not a static agreement but a learning process. “Living into full communion is something that is never fully achieved, but remains a journey of discovery, renewal and enrichment,” she said.The celebratory tone of the evening was tempered by the pandemic and by humble acknowledgments of racism, including a litany of repentance and renewed mission.“As we celebrate tonight, we also acknowledge that we are in need of healing, not only from the pandemic, but even more from the racism that has characterized our country and our churches for far too long,” said the Rev. Maria Tjeltveit, who represents The Episcopal Church as co-chair of the Moravian-Episcopal Coordinating Committee. “Therefore, our service includes a call to racial reconciliation with repentance and a commissioning, so that in full communion with one another, we can work together to build Christ’s kingdom, where all are welcomed and valued.”In her remarks, Jennings said unity and collaboration are even more urgent now than they were 10 years ago, and are necessary if the work of antiracism is to succeed.“In 2011, when the Moravian Church and The Episcopal Church entered into full communion, we celebrated the reconciliation between our denominations. Today, a decade later, God is calling us to heal a different, more difficult division,” Jennings said. “As followers of Jesus in historically white denominations, we must redouble our commitment to work toward racial reconciliation by atoning for our participation in systemic racism and advocating for racial justice. We have much to offer one another on this journey to beloved community.”The Moravians are one of seven denominations in full communion with The Episcopal Church, the most recent being the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, which established communion in 2019. The Episcopal Church defines full communion as an agreement with a church outside the Anglican Communion “in which each recognizes the other as a catholic and apostolic church holding the essentials of the Christian faith. Within this new relation, churches become interdependent while remaining autonomous. … They are together committed to a visible unity in the church’s mission to proclaim the Word and administer the sacraments.”The principles of full communion are expressed in the Moravian motto: “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things love.” Churches in full communion do not need to agree on every doctrinal point, but are understood to have enough in common to worship together, Tjeltveit said.“When we talk about full communion, we’re not talking about a merger,” she told ENS. “To be in full communion with people who think differently than we do and operate differently is a really wonderful gift.”In practice, this means that members of both denominations can participate in the same sacraments, and clergy of one denomination can serve a congregation of the other denomination, which has happened in a few parishes so far. One church — St. Mark’s in Downey, California – is a combined parish “worshiping in the Episcopal and Moravian traditions.”The Moravians are one of the oldest Protestant denominations, originating in the present-day Czech Republic in the 15th century, pre-dating Lutheranism and Anglicanism. They have historically emphasized living by Jesus’ example over doctrine and were heavily persecuted in the 16th century. They came to America during the colonial period. Today, the Moravian Church in North America counts 140 congregations in the United States and Canada, mostly in the areas around Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Winston-Salem, North Carolina – the headquarters of its Northern and Southern provinces, respectively.In 1997, General Convention established an official Episcopal-Moravian dialogue with the Northern Province and the Southern Province, which continued into the 2000s. In 2009, General Convention approved “Finding Our Delight in the Lord,” a proposal for full communion between the two churches. The Moravian Church approved the proposal in 2010 at its provincial synods, and a celebration of full communion was held in February 2011, attended by leaders from both denominations, including the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Curry’s predecessor.In his sermon, Curry preached on the transformation of suffering into glory in John’s Gospel, pointing to it as an example of how Christians can overcome hateful divisions to achieve beloved community. Relationships like the communion between Moravians and Episcopalians, he said, are a sign to the world that unity is possible.“Our relationship is a sign of that, of who we are and who God meant us to be,” he said. “May our relationship be a witness, a witness to the world beyond the chaos to community, beyond the nightmare to the dream of God.”– Egan Millard is an assistant editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopalians, Moravians celebrate 10th anniversary of communion, renew commitment to antiracism By Egan MillardPosted Feb 11, 2021 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Ecumenical & Interreligious Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Tags Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Press Release Service Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Pali Palms / SEZA

first_img 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885972/pali-palms-seza Clipboard Apartments Architects: SEZA Area Area of this architecture project India Pali Palms / SEZA Save this picture!© Vinesh Gandhi+ 23 Share Year:  Photographs:  Vinesh Gandhi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyApartments•Mumbai, India Design Team:Seema Puri and Zarir Mullan Architects and Interior DesignersClient:SSD RealtyCity:MumbaiCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Vinesh GandhiRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. India has a tropical climate, and Mumbai is on the coast which means we have a hot humid climate all through. The architectural built form has evolved in response to the tropical climate, lifestyle and availability of material. Where shading to reduce excessive heat and keeping the interiors of homes cool becomes the most important element in creating a design.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe design establishes relationships of similarity and contrast with the surrounding buildings to be contextual and yet distinct. For instance, a common ground like elevated podiums for parking is adopted for functional and architectural reasons, while the typical masonry façade mechanism is replaced with screens and continuous openable glazing for giving freedom of planning.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe plan is linear as is the plot with two apartments a floor, which allows three faces to be open to both sunlight and ventilation. The Linear orientation provides preferred east orientation to the living areas while the west has the service areas like the kitchens and dry yards. In both apartments opening up the masonry facade which are recessed within deep overhangs allow generous amount of sunlight, providing through ventilation in all the living areas with aligned east west windows making the design suitable to the local tropical climate.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe look is for the apartment is minimalistic, as we wanted to create a space which expressed the openness of the planning highlighting the presence of hardly any passage area but adequate natural light and through ventilation. Save this picture!Typical Floor PlanThe atmosphere within is that of a chic eclectic apartment where the furniture and the photographs seem to come from different parts of the world. The living room presents a black and white scheme which seems to flow through to the bedroom as well, tempered with a bit of grey and red tones, characterized by bright colours.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe expanded Aluminium mesh in the facade is used as a response to our local climate, for its intrinsic value to reduce heat gain and to dematerialise the facade by breaking it into a Myriad of different elements thus reinterpretating the traditional Indian Jali.  Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiThe Mesh becomes an edgy design element which envelopes the entire building. Somewhere it’s angular and cut in a linear pattern while elsewhere it’s vertical, somewhere single and somewhere double height.  The screen is required  at the podium levels to reduce the view of cars , it appears in the staircase and amenity areas to filter the East Sun , and also screens  the living spaces  , the kitchen dry yards and other service areas. It brings to the building privacy, modulation and rhythm, security, shelter and shading to the interior. Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiIn terms of amenities there’s a pool located on the terrace with a large attached deck.  A gymnasium located at the podium level and a multipurpose games area at the double height refuge level. All these amenities make the end users feel good to be residents and gives them more time to enjoy being with their family by reducing travel time.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiYes architecture is about creating something new , it’s also about provocations and emotions, but most importantly It should be more about the complex issues of the composition, the connections between the various programs , the details , and most importantly the quality of space . We tried to work with space , light , materiality, and elements such as shadows and wind , to construct meaningful spaces that people have to spend their lives in , nothing could be more important than that . Save this picture!SectionUsing simple recyclable local materials, good orientation, providing the end user with as many facilities as is possible we’ve achieved a design which shows local flavour but is unto global standards, with the screen becoming a hero.Save this picture!© Vinesh GandhiProject gallerySee allShow lessSpring Whispers Book Club / FON STUDIOSelected ProjectsPhoenix Village / Guanzhuscape Planning and Design InstituteSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Mumbai, Maharashtra, IndiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  4550 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Pali Palms / SEZASave this projectSavePali Palms / SEZA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885972/pali-palms-seza Clipboard Projects Lead Architect: Seema Puri Mullan ArchDaily Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Electric, Nitco Limited Photographs CopyAbout this officeSEZAOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMumbaiIndiaPublished on December 26, 2017Cite: “Pali Palms / SEZA” 25 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?巴利棕榈公寓 / SEZA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 streamlast_img read more

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Updated pool rules poster launches Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief

first_imgThe poster will be distributed to leisure centres, health clubs and spas across the UK to ensure that the 30,000 swimmers taking part in the event next March. 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. Advertisement Updated pool rules poster launches Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The organisers of the world’s largest swimming fundraising event, ‘Butlins Swimathon’, carried out a survey with over 200 pool managers across the UK on common concerns they face when managing their pools. They discovered that today’s poolside complaints have moved from bans on ‘Bombing and Ducking’ to ‘Thongs are Wrong’. Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 28 November 2003 | News An updated version of the famous 1970’s Pool Rules poster is being used to promote the Butlins Swimathon 2004 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief. Humorous pool rules poster, updated for Swimathon 2004last_img read more

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Seattle longshore workers stop work on Juneteenth

first_imgSeattleLongshore workers and supporters in Seattle marched on Juneteenth ((June 19, 1865, is the date the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas during the Civil War) as part of a strike of 29 ports from California to Canada. Seattle’s Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 52 and 19 marched, along with local Black leadership, from the Local 19 union hall down the waterfront to Pier 46 for a rally.Juneteenth 2020, Seattle. Longshore workers shut down 29 ports from California to Canada. Credit: West Seattle BlogHundreds of marchers chanted “Black Lives Matter.” There was representation from the Inlandboatmen’s Union in the ILWU and a large delegation of Filipino internationalists from BAYAN USA.At the rally, march organizer Gabriel Prawl, the first Black president of ILWU Local 52, spoke and then read a solidarity statement from the Arab Resource and Organizing Center, echoing the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement.ILWU Local 19 President Rich Austin spoke in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Family members of people killed by the cops also spoke. A Latinx member of the Highline Education Association/National Education Association spoke of their successful petition for the Seattle-King County Labor Council to expel the Seattle Police Officers Guild.After the rally, the march traveled to the Washington Department of Corrections.  The longshore workers, along with supporters, demanded justice for six work-release prisoners, who had been disciplined at work and sent back to prison simply for insisting on personal protective equipment at work! Now back behind bars, the six, mostly prisoners of color, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 due to the lack of protections.The demonstration demanded freedom for the six, health care for prisoners and an end to mass incarceration. A copy of these demands was signed by many organizations and fixed on the DOC’s front door.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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GameStop buying scramble was no “investor revolution”

first_imgOver the last two weeks, blaring headlines and memes alike have proclaimed the opening of a new front expressing mass outrage at Wall Street — and in the most unlikely place: the stock market.In 2011 Occupy Wall Street was a real revolt. The mad scramble to buy up GameStop stock was something much less.“The war on Wall Street: GameStop sparks revolution with retail investors” announced Forbes magazine. “GameStop’s Reddit revolution echoes Occupy Wall Street crusade” Bloomberg’s Wealth Report declared. Tesla’s Elon Musk, who competes daily with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for the title of richest person in the world, has attempted to position himself at the helm of this supposed popular revolt.To be sure, mass anger at obscene, ever-expanding wealth and the predatory nature of Wall Street speculators and multibillion-dollar hedge funds lies at the core of recent events on the stock market — and the satisfaction many felt watching them unfold.But have these events fundamentally impacted the wealth and power of the ruling elite?Beginning in mid-January, people outside of finance capital circles began using the popular social media site Reddit to coordinate buying stock of GameStop, a video game store. GameStop was chosen because it, among other retail businesses like movie theater company AMC, had become the target of Wall Street hedge funds like Melvin Capital and Citron Capital.They were “shorting” the stock and stood to make millions from its continued decline. A “short” is essentially a gamble that the value of a stock will decline. If it does, the hedge fund or other entity that shorted the stock rakes in big money, but if it increases in value, they lose money.Many on the Reddit forum cited the pain of job losses, foreclosures and other hardships they and their families endured during the 2008 capitalist crisis as motivating their desire to inflict financial loss on the big firms behind the stock market’s rampant speculation. Their intervention did temporarily help push GameStop’s stock up by more than 14,000% — spelling multibillion-dollar losses for the big hedge funds shorting the stock.‘Robinhood’ app protects the richAs the value of GameStop’s stock rose, the popular investing app “Robinhood” restricted its users’ ability to buy GameStop stock. This move earned the ire of many who saw the action for what it was — the rich protecting the rich.Robinhood, a free app, makes its money by selling user data — including buying activity — to Citadel Securities, another hedge fund. Robinhood recently installed a glass barrier at the entrance to their California headquarters, as people driven to financial ruin after trading on the app began showing up to confront the company.But who really came out on top?Melvin Capital, one of the targets of the Reddit users’ GameStop buying spree, lost 53% of its value in January. It would seem that regular people had dealt a major setback to the financial elite. However, Melvin was quickly bailed out by other billionaires and hedge funds — including Citadel Securities, which came to the rescue to the tune of $2 billion.For all the hedge funds like Melvin that lost money shorting GameStop’s stock, many others cashed in on the bubble. BlackRock — a firm that manages some $8 trillion in assets, dwarfing the economies of most of the world’s countries — made out, earning an estimated $2.4 billion. (Reuters, Jan. 27)Now GameStop’s stock has fallen significantly, wiping out billions of dollars of value and creating huge losses for people who sunk money into company stock when it was skyrocketing.Financial speculation central to capitalist productionIf nothing more, the GameStop bubble reemphasized what has become even more starkly apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic and social crises: Capitalism is an entirely irrational system, and the stock market has little connection to most people’s economic reality.Since the pandemic began in the U.S. nearly one year ago, tens of millions of workers have lost their jobs, been evicted from their homes, gone hungry or lost loved ones due to inadequacies in the for-profit health care system.Meanwhile, Wall Street stocks have soared to record highs. The wealth of billionaires in this country has increased by $1 trillion since the start of the pandemic, and 56 new billionaires have joined the elite club. Their collective wealth sits at around $4 trillion — a sum that is double the combined wealth of the poorest 165 million U.S. workers. (NBC, Dec. 30, 2020)Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — has wrung its hands over the most meager assistance for workers and oppressed, which has done little to stop the pain and suffering so many are experiencing. But they’ve been happy to hand over huge sums of cash to the big corporations, the banks and the Pentagon.The Federal Reserve and central banks around the world have flooded the economy with trillions of dollars of cash and credit, slashing interest rates to stave off a financial crash likely to be the most disastrous in capitalism’s history.Because capitalism is a system based on the private ownership of the means of production, these trillions have not been used to create or protect jobs, raise income or improve workers’ lives in any meaningful way in the midst of the pandemic. Instead, it’s been hoarded at the top, used by the rich to speculate on stocks at cheap prices and to prop up so-called “zombie” companies — corporations that earn minimal or zero profit and keep borrowing money just to stay afloat. In many cases, zombie corporations are unable to pay back the interest on the money they continually borrow; by some estimates they constitute about 20% of the economy.Fictitious capitalKarl Marx and Friedrich Engels called financial assets like stocks and bonds “fictitious capital.” As opposed to real capital — capital which can be reinvested into the means of production — fictitious capital is a claim on some portion of the future profits of a corporation, thus “the capital-value of such paper is . . . wholly illusory.” The big corporations sell stock to raise funds for investment to more efficiently exploit labor power. A key feature of capitalism is that these companies must continually expand or risk being gobbled up by their competitors. (Capital Vol. III, Chapter 29)By nearly every measure, the financial speculation that is central to the operation of the capitalist economy and the detachment of the stock market from the real economy is reaching a point never seen before.The Buffet Indicator measures the value of the stock market in relation to the GDP. As of Jan. 28, the total value of the stock market was estimated to be around $47 trillion, while the U.S. GDP sat at around $21 trillion. This indicator shows that, historically, the total value of the stock market is generally 120% of GDP. Currently, that ratio sits around 218%, surpassing the record for the stock-to-GDP ratio set during the dot-com bubble and ensuing recession in the late 1990s to early 2000s.Other similar indices also demonstrate that the current bubble in stocks compares only to that preceding the dot-com bust and the 1929 crash that ushered in the Great Depression. In other words, stock prices today are wildly inflated and in no way reflect the value of the wealth the working class is actually producing.It’s not a question of if, but when this bubble will bust. The billionaires will look to manage their crisis by further attacking workers and the most oppressed with punishing austerity, mass layoffs, wage cuts and social service cutbacks.While the actions by the people who banded together to go after Wall Street hedge funds were certainly righteous, they’re no substitute for building fighting organizations and preparing for class struggle. That is most needed, today and in the immediate future, in the face of the deepening and irresolvable crisis of the capitalist system.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles

first_img SHARE NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News NASCAR and Corn Growers Celebrate 6 Million Miles Ethanol and NASCARThe message from ethanol proponents this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is plain and simple. Ethanol is good for the environment, economy, U.S. energy independence, and 15% ethanol blended gasoline is good for your car. Since 2011 Sunoco Green E15 has fueled every national NASCAR series car and truck, and team owner Richard Childress says it works great in his cars.“When we were asked to start testing the different ethanol blends we tested ethanol blends all the way up to E30 and we didn’t see a problem with it. Actually my opinion, and our opinion from our engine shop, is that the E30 really had a lot of performance. It’s going to be better for our environment. We tore our engines down and they looked clean and were better, and as of today there’s not been one issue, 6 million miles. And we put these engines through the toughest tests you can running them at 9,500 and 9,600 rpm’s straight for 3, 4, or 5 hours of racing.”Ken Parrent is Director of Biofuels for Indiana Corn and he told HAT at the track that NASCAR’s switch to E15 has really benefited the ethanol industry.“You know our working relationship with NASCAR has helped improve consumer attitudes toward ethanol. There has been a lot of negative press but the fact that NASCAR has run 6 million miles on E15 without any issues tells us that this fuel will not harm your engines. In fact it actually improves performance.”Parrent says the industry is producing plenty of ethanol and that’s because demand is growing.“We are seeing demand growing for ethanol blended fuels. This year the ethanol industry is going to produce a record amount. We’re on a pace to produce more than 14 billion gallons nationally and more than a billion gallons here in Indiana. Consumers are finding that it not only costs them less money to burn ethanol blended fuels in their car, it saves them money even with adjusting for lower mileage.”That 6 millionth mile on E15 is being achieved this weekend during the 21st running of the 400, this year called the Crown Royal presents the John Wayne Walding at the Brickyard powered by BigMachineRecords.com.Childress and Parrent appeared at a press conference with Growth Energy’s Tom Buis Friday. By Andy Eubank – Jul 26, 2014 Previous articleSpinach could Lead to Alternative EnergyNext articleStill Waiting for RFS Decision Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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