A senior figure in Spanish politics has called for an all-out ban on commercial gambling advertising.Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s citizens’ rights ombudsman, has recommended that the government explore the total prohibition of advertising related to gambling and betting in the media, radio, television and internet. Exemptions should be made for games provided by the State Administration (SETAE) and the Spanish Organisation of the Blind (ONCE), he said.Should the government choose not to impose a complete ban, Fernández Marugán wants an extension of the times at which advertising is prohibited and rules that prevent celebrities from promoting gambling.As well as calling for the government and regions to study further advertising prohibitions, Fernández Marugán has also demanded an overhaul of gambling regulations with a review of licences and laws and sanctions related to the industry.Fernández Marugán, a long-serving Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) member of the Spanish Congress, said he was acting after a series of complaints from members of the public.“In the opinion of the Ombudsman, the phenomenon of spreading the game without control, and especially if the players are minors, has characteristics similar to those of tobacco or drug use,” read a statement from the Ombudsman’s office.“In this line, [the Ombudsman] has received complaints from citizens for the constant and continuous publicity on television and online media of advertisements of bookmakers.“For this reason, and after studying the information provided by both ministerial departments, the Institution considers that active policies of responsible gambling aimed at strengthening the protection of the most vulnerable to addiction should be reinforced.”The Ombudsman believes gambling operators should not be protected by rules designed to promote the freedom of business, describing gambling as “a public health issue that requires a regulatory framework with imperative legal norms, since a model of self-regulation would not be effective in this economic activity.”While public authorities do not have to carry out the Ombudsman’s recommendations, they are required to respond within a reasonable time. The Ombudsman’s office told iGamingBusiness.com that the degree of acceptance of its resolutions is high, at around 75%.In the PSOE’s budget for 2019, the government outlined plans to introduce restrictions similar to those placed on tobacco. In 2005, Spain introduced regulations that prohibit the sponsorship of tobacco products, as well as all kinds of advertising and promotion in the media, with a handful of exceptions.The budget claims such measures are necessary because sports broadcasts are “flooded with ads that offer live betting,” which is “generating serious addiction problems.”While this budget was rejected, prompting a snap election, the PSOE pledged to introduce a range of restrictions on gambling in its manifesto. The party then fell short of the 176 seats required to form a government, but remains the largest party in the Spanish parliament and is negotiating with other parties to form a ruling coalition.In the manifesto, it pledged to also introduce restrictions on inducements to gamble such as welcome bonuses for igaming, and increase taxes to fund the prevention and treatment of social issues arising from gambling. It will also look to close betting shops, and replace them with new social centres for young people across the country.Statistics from the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) regulator show that gambling operators’ marketing spend grew by more than 50% year-on-year to around €80m in the first half of 2018.Image: Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba Legal & compliance Email Address Topics: Legal & compliance A senior figure in Spanish politics has called for an all-out ban on commercial gambling advertising and review of licensing regulations. Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s citizens’ rights ombudsman, has recommended that the government explore the total prohibition of advertising related to gambling and betting in the media, radio, television and internet. Spanish Ombudsman calls for gambling advertising ban Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st May 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Enter Your Email Address 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. A new year, a new resolve. Top of my list for new year resolutions in 2020 is this:Make a millionA laudable ambition, I’m sure you’ll agree. But what is the best way to proceed?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…The big money-maker in your lifeI’m not expecting to accumulate a million from a standing start in just the one 12-month period, but I am determined to make a jolly good start. And you can apply the philosophy whatever your existing wealth.Think of the new year as an opportunity to start accumulating a new million, and for the purpose of this thought exercise, disregard the existing millions you might have!Let’s not forget that earned income is perhaps the most generous vehicle you can use to start accumulating a pot of savings of a million and more. There’s a decent chance that if you add up the amount of money you earn over the course of your working life, it will total more than a million anyway – perhaps several million.So, step one in my plan to accumulate a million in 2020 and beyond is to work hard in my career. I reckon it pays to attack your career with gusto.An American writer, poet, and attorney from Indiana wrote a well-known prose poem in 1927, which he titled Desiderata. That’s a Latin word meaning, roughly, ‘things desired’. A line in it reads:Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.And I reckon that’s good advice. You can do several things with your career in 2020 and beyond. Such as splitting off a generous portion of your earnings every month for saving and investing. And throwing yourself heart-and-soul into your work because of the well-used maxim ‘the more you put into something, the more you’ll get out of it’. By proceeding like that, I reckon you could end up attracting opportunities to increase your income through your career, maybe because of promotion to a better-paid position. Or via bonuses and other mechanisms. And the more you earn, the more money you’ll be able to divert towards your resolve to accumulate a million.The money multiplierHowever, earnings from working are probably not enough to accumulate great wealth because you’ll always be capped by the number of hours you can toil each day. And that’s where investing comes in. Think of the process of investing as a way to multiply the money you’ve set aside from your earnings.The key to becoming rich is to make your money itself work hard for you. And investing in shares and share-backed funds is one way you can harness the awesome power of compounded returns.Every time you make money from an investment, whether by selling a share that’s risen or by collecting dividends, plough it back into more investments and you’ll be on the road to compounding your way to a million.Remember that for any given rate of return, such as 10%, for example, the absolute annualised return in pound notes you’ll receive accelerates over time. Run the numbers – you may be amazed at the potential! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Make 2020 the year you start to aim for a million! Here’s how Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Top British stocks for August 2020 See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “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. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Flutter Entertainment. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, Diageo, DS Smith, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Howden Joinery Group. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 1st August, 2020 | More on: AVST AZN BOO BP CCC DGE FLTR GAMA HIK HWDN IGG MNG RKT SMDS SRB 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. We asked our freelance writers to share the top British stocks they’d buy in the month of August. Here’s what they chose:Tom Rodgers: Gamma CommunicationsIn the last five years, the £1.5bn market cap Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA) has gained over 400%. But this is no risky biotech nor speculative punt. 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…The cloud communications seller targets SMEs. A series of acquisitions has opened up new markets in Germany and Spain, while a half-year trading update in July confirmed its “very robust” balance sheet, with 93% of revenue recurring and billed monthly. It has no debt and £37.7m of net cash. A P/E of 35 might put off bargain hunters but GAMA is growing its earnings nicely, so I’m happy to keep averaging up as the business grows. Tom Rodgers owns shares in Gamma Communications.Kirsteen Mackay: M&G I think the M&G (LSE:MNG) share price will continue its ascent in August, as income investors continue to seek out quality stocks with a good dividend yield.The M&G share price has risen steadily since the March stock market crash, and offers an outstanding yield of 8.8%. The company looks to have solid financial stability and a determination to keep the dividend safe.This FTSE 100 newcomer is also actively seeking out growth opportunities. It recently launched a hostile bid for UK Mortgages and is in the process of acquiring a wealth management platform for UK financial advisors. It has a price-to-earnings ratio of 4 and earnings per share are 43p.Kirsteen does not own shares in M&G.Rupert Hargreaves: Flutter EntertainmentDespite the coronavirus crisis, Flutter Entertainment (LSE: FLTR) is set to report a near 52% increase in earnings per share this year. A surge in customers playing its online casino games has helped the group offset the drop-off in sports gambling revenues in recent months. Going forward, the company could benefit from its efforts to expand across America. This could eventually become a multi-billion-dollar gambling market, according to analysts. Flutter has been investing heavily in the US market over the past few years and these efforts should begin to pay off shortly. As such, investors looking for a high growth FTSE 100 stock may do quite well buying into this company as its fledgling US business starts to gain traction. Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in Flutter Entertainment.Matthew Dumigan: AvastMy top British stock for August, cyber-security firm Avast (LSE: AVST) provides services for over 435m active users and has anti-virus software available across all major operating systems. Earnings have been growing at an impressive rate, and the company boasts a strong and liquid balance sheet.With concerns about online privacy now at the forefront of society, I think Avast is well positioned to capitalise on surging demand in a world that’s becoming ever-more reliant on technology. Despite being up 19% on the year, I think the shares offer value at today’s price for those prepared to hold for the long term.Matthew Dumigan does not own shares in Avast.Anna Sokolidou: BP2020 has been really tough for oil. The coronavirus pandemic and the oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia had a horrible effect on many oil companies. BP (LSE:BP) was no exception. Its shares are trading at a big discount compared to where they used to be. But, in my view, this can be used to a patient investor’s advantage. The current economic crisis will be fatal for smaller oil producers. Larger ones, however, will get leaner and fitter. One of them is BP with its high credit rating. What’s more, a supply glut often leads to a supply crunch. Anna Sokolidou does not own shares in BP.Kevin Godbold: DiageoIn early April, premium alcoholic drinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) released a trading update. The lockdowns were affecting on-sales from pubs, restaurants and other outlets. Earnings dipped, but City analysts have pencilled in a recovery for the current trading year to June 2021.The company has a long record of generating steady cash flow and paying rising shareholder dividends. And shareholder payments have continued through the pandemic. The full-year results are due around 4 August. Meanwhile, the share price remains depressed as I write. I’d buy for August and beyond to lock in the anticipated dividend yield running just above 2.5%.Kevin Godbold does not own shares in Diageo.Tezcan Gecgil: Howden JoineryMy top British stock for August is kitchens and joinery products maker Howden Joinery (LSE: HWDN). In late July, the group released its half year report when it reported a pre-tax loss of £14.2m compared with a profit of £78.1m a year ago. Revenue fell 28.7% to £465.0m.On a more positive note, as the country started to open up for business, sales in the first four week period of the second half were up 2% year-on-year.Year-to-date HWDN shares are down about 20%, hovering at 550p. Investor nervousness around a second wave of coronavirus could spark another sell-off globally, including in many FTSE shares. However, I remain optimistic regarding the strength of our domestic home improvement market, which could mean increased demand for kitchens and other related products. I’d buy the dips in UK’s largest kitchen supplier.Tezcan Gecgil does not own shares in Howden Joinery.Edward Sheldon: Reckitt BenckiserMy top British stock for August is health and hygiene company Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB).In the current environment, I see Reckitt Benckiser as the ideal stock to own. Not only does the FTSE 100 company have the potential for growth due to the increased focus on hygiene globally, but it also has ‘defensive’ attributes due to the fact it’s a highly resilient company.Reckitt Benckiser is not the cheapest stock in the FTSE 100. But I wouldn’t let its premium valuation put you off. Analysts at Barclays recently raised their target price from 7,900p to 9,000p, which is well above the current share price.Edward Sheldon owns shares in Reckitt Benckiser.David Barnes: DS SmithI expect shares in specialist packaging company DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) to continue to come under pressure in the short term, as the economy struggles and paper prices weigh down the North American export business.But look past this and the company has some great trends for growth to build upon. E-commerce sales are exploding, and most of its business is in consumer goods and groceries that are resilient to economic downturns.So I say load up now while the share price is 30% off its peak. When the dividend is reinstated, I think DS Smith will be a great long-term income and growth share.David Barnes owns shares in DS Smith.Royston Wild: Serabi GoldAs gold prices explode, I reckon buying top British stocks that dig the metal out of the ground in August is a great idea. There’s a variety of such equities for British investors to choose from and I reckon Serabi Gold (LSE:SRB) is a great choice for those seeking top value.This AIM-quoted stock has soared almost 40% in value since the start of the year but still looks cheap on paper. At current prices, it commands a rock-bottom forward P/E ratio of 6.3 times. It’s a reading that’s low enough to likely encourage more waves of frenzied buying in the coming days and weeks.Gold prices have just hit new record peaks and a soup of macroeconomic and geopolitical worries should keep driving them northwards. I reckon Serabi Gold’s a great way to exploit this sunny outlook.Royston Wild does not own shares in Serabi Gold.Andy Ross: ComputacenterShares in the IT reseller Computacenter (LSE: CCC) have benefited from a combination of homeworking and a more general rise in tech stocks in recent months.That said, it is a business of substance, unlike some of the more blue-sky, unprofitable tech stocks out there. In July the company announced adjusted profit before tax in the first half turned out to be “substantially ahead” of the same period last year.I expect the share price to keep doing well in August, even with many investors trying to get away after lockdown. Andy Ross does not own shares in Computacenter Manika Premsingh: Hikma PharmaceuticalsWhile other stocks are still recovering from the market crash a few months ago, the FTSE 100 stock Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) is well past it. In July, its share price was 13.5% higher than even in January, which is the pre-coronavirus period.Moreover, it’s still paying dividends. The yield is small, at 2.2%, but at a time when many companies have suspended dividends, continued passive income from the stock stands out.HIK’s latest trading update at the end of April was upbeat too, with a positive outlook for 2020. I reckon that its share price will rally after it releases another financial update in August, making it my top British stock for August.Manika Premsingh has no position in Hikma Pharmaceuticals.Jonathan Smith: boohoo groupThe halving of the boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price in only a few trading days in July caused quite a stir. The slump was due to reports about poor working conditions and pay from a factory in Leicester where Boohoo buys goods from.With the share price now around 250p, I think this is a great opportunity to buy a top British stock for August. The issue mentioned above is reputational more than financial. This leads me to believe that the firm can overcome this short-term bump in the road. After all, demand from consumers is still strong, which investors should see at the next trading update.Jonathan Smith owns shares in boohoo group.Paul Summers: boohoo groupShares in fast fashion firm boohoo (LSE: BOO) tumbled last month amid allegations of poor working conditions and pay in factories supplying wares to the company. Although the ongoing independent review might rap a few knuckles, I think it likely that the AIM-listed star will be largely absolved of responsibility. Moreover, companies such as ASOS, JD Sports and Amazon have all faced similar accusations in the past and they’re still going strong.In the meantime, let’s not forget that this is a firm with stonking finances, a growing portfolio of brands and a social media presence most in the market would kill for. So long as it responds to any concerns quickly and appropriately, I think the medium-to-long term prospects for boohoo remain excellent.Paul Summers owns shares in boohoo groupRoland Head: IG Group HoldingsOnline financial trading firm IG Group (LSE: IGG) has performed well in this year’s volatile market conditions. High levels of trading activity pushed the group’s pre-tax profits up by 52% to £296m for the year to 31 May.Things are expected to calm down over the coming months, but I think there are good reasons to keep buying.Firstly, IG’s share price has already pulled back to reflect lower profit expectations. If volatility stays high, I can easily see the firm upgrading its guidance.Secondly, the group’s 40%+ operating margin and £832m cash pile mean that the 5.7% dividend yield looks safe to me in almost any scenario.Roland Head owns shares of IG Group Holdings.Peter Stephens: AstraZenecaAstraZeneca’s (LSE: AZN) recent results have shown a continued improvement in its financial performance. For example, its reported earnings per share increased by 33% in its most recent quarter, as new medicines and its pipeline continue to perform well.Alongside an improving financial performance, the company’s defensive characteristics could make it increasingly attractive to investors while other companies struggle to post rising profitability due to a challenging economic outlook.With AstraZeneca forecast to post double-digit net profit growth next year, its share price could continue to outperform its large-cap index peers after a strong first half of 2020. That’s why I’ve selected it as my top British stock for August.Peter Stephens owns shares in AstraZeneca.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788725/shell-house-lenz-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Almaty, Kazakhstan Projects Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Shell House / Lenz Architects Shell House / Lenz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveShell House / Lenz ArchitectsSave this picture!© Botagoz Nurgaliyeva+ 14 Share CopyAbout this officeLenz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAlmatyKazakhstanPublished on June 06, 2016Cite: “Shell House / Lenz Architects” 06 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects “COPY” Houses Year: Institute for Integrated Learning in Management / Morphogenesis Institute for Integrated Learning in Management / MorphogenesisSave this projectSaveInstitute for Integrated Learning in Management / MorphogenesisSave this picture!© Jatinder Marwaha+ 22Curated by María Francisca González Share BMSF Design Consultants Pvt. Ltd Area: 1750000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: India Architects: Morphogenesis Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898862/institute-for-integrated-learning-in-management-morphogenesis Clipboard Save this picture!© Jatinder MarwahaText description provided by the architects. The project is a student-housing complex within the existing educational campus of the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, Greater Noida, India. The campus takes inspiration from the urban structure of court, cluster and street living of Shahjahanabad, the old settlement of Delhi. The aim was to create an architecture that would be a socio-cultural setting for fostering cross pollination of ideologies in young minds.Save this picture!Urban StreetscapeRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreThe notion of the street being an urban space and the community being the caretaker of it has been used to align all movement along one narrow street with the individual blocks facing into this primary circulation spine. Within each block, courtyards are introduced as internal communal spaces. A series of interaction spaces in the form of voids spiral up the form, creating in a way, a vertical urbanscape that overlooks the central spine and the courts. This plays a vital role in Morphogenesis’ design approach for this student habitat in terms of safety and security, both perceived and real. The street court configuration whilst traditionally inspired, is also an outcome of adapting Jane Jacobs’ concept of ‘eyes on the street’. Jacobs had famously explained this theory stating, “There must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street”.Save this picture!© Jatinder MarwahaAn apartment format is adopted for the student accommodation to promote community living. These apartment units are placed along the external periphery for maximum daylight and all internal circulation is within a corridor system that overlooks the central courtyard of each building. Occupants give each court a unique character throughout the year by using it as a celebration space, activity space or breakout space. The porosity of jaalis is used to cross ventilate these courtyards whilst the movement of the sun adds the dynamic dimension of light and shadow patterns sweeping the form through the day.Save this picture!Post Occupancy EvaluationThe spatial configuration leading to the courtyard morphology is carefully analyzed to create maximum shading and generate a microclimate, thereby extending the outdoor usage periods. This helps in reducing built up area demand. Daylight analysis helped articulate the façade whilst ensuring optimal light penetration. Indoor gathering spaces have been located below ground and open to large earth-banked subterranean courtyards. The subterranean landscape areas are articulated with water features and seating spaces to enhance student use.Save this picture!© Jatinder MarwahaThe choice of brick as the primary façade material was also an exercise in resource optimizations by serving the dual purpose of creating a high performance and low maintenance facade that weathers well in this harsh climate. Historically, the region is replete with examples of traditional brick construction, and brick is also identified with educational institutes.Save this picture!© Jatinder MarwahaThe IILM student housing is a project where the architecture and spatial character of the built form plays a key role in developing the socio-cultural ethos of this student community. It is also a case where optimizing resource through material and morphology allows for reduced built form without reducing functionality.Save this picture!© Jatinder MarwahaProject gallerySee allShow lessMILLWALL / studio STAY ArchitectsSelected ProjectsELEMENTAL Designs a Building/Bridge in Buenos AiresArchitecture News Share Photographs: Jatinder Marwaha Landscape Design: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898862/institute-for-integrated-learning-in-management-morphogenesis Clipboard Photographs NMP Structure: Sonali Rastogi, Manit Rastogi Hvac, Plumbing, Electrical:Apostle Design StudioCity:Greater NoidaCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess Specs 2013 CopyAbout this officeMorphogenesisOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGreater NoidaIndiaPublished on July 25, 2018Cite: “Institute for Integrated Learning in Management / Morphogenesis” 25 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
What do working people in Greece, Ghana, Detroit and Puerto Rico have in common?They are all exploited by imperialist finance capital. Now, in 2015, all are targets of big capital’s class war. From Wall Street to London, Paris and Frankfurt, the banks and the national states that ride shotgun for their interests are using the debt crisis to squeeze every last ounce of profit out of workers’ labor power.Workers all over the capitalist globe face severe cutbacks in whatever social programs still exist. At the same time, workers still feel the economic disaster of the capitalist crisis that exploded during 2007 and 2008 and continues without relief. This means high unemployment rates and an increase of those living in extreme poverty.In each of the four places named above, the workers face both class and national oppression, the latter taking the form of a lack of both national sovereignty and economic self-determination.According to ghanaweb.com on July 8, the International Monetary Fund insisted that Ghana’s government reduce spending for salaries of public workers. Health workers who had successfully completed two- and three-year education programs and served for a year in the national health service are now unemployed. Dictating that decision to Ghana hurts both the health workers and most of the 27 million people living there.The United States is the major decider in the IMF — which makes up one-third of the European Union’s “Troika” that has been persecuting Greek workers.Detroit was once the model for a working-class city in the U.S., home to the country’s automobile industry where the United Auto Workers set the tone for the best union contracts. Since restructuring and outsourcing, a weakened UAW and the “Great Recession,” this now 83 percent Black city has lost half its population, plunging it into poverty. Unable to repay the debt that predatory banks foisted on it and headed toward bankruptcy, Detroit’s city government was forced to cede rule to a state-appointed manager. His role was to assure that repaying the banks had priority over saving pensions, city jobs, education and social services.As Berta Joubert-Ceci wrote in the July 16 issue of this newspaper, workers in Puerto Rico — a country that has been a colony of U.S. imperialism for the past 117 years — face a similar debt attack to that haunting Greece, Ghana and Detroit, despite its different political status. Puerto Rico now owes $72 billion to its creditors, and its colonial governor admits the country is unable to pay it.The colonial laws controlling Puerto Rico forbid it from declaring bankruptcy. That means it can’t even do what Detroit did to write down some of the debt — not that this helped Detroit’s workers. Those who would “manage” Puerto Rico’s debt have more or less the same recipe as those imposing “austerity” all over the globe: Lower the $7.25 minimum wage; privatize public property; cut education, health care and social services; and prioritize paying the predatory banks. Puerto Rico is tied to the dollar like Greece is to the euro — unable to control its own currency. Additionally, it has the added burden of U.S. political domination.Greece has been the focus of attention worldwide these past few weeks. An announced deal — which hasn’t yet been ratified in either Athens or Berlin — imposes even more sacrifices and hardships on the Greek working class. As in the other areas, this is done with the collaboration of the local ruling class, which is as anti-worker as are the foreign banks.These four examples in four different parts of the world clearly show that the bosses and bankers have used the debt to wage war on the working class. The first step toward a successful fightback is the realization that workers all over the world face the same enemy and have the same interests in defeating that enemy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 7, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pork Industry Angry Over HSUS, USDA Lawsuit Settlement Talks Previous articleBASF Considering Bid for DuPontNext articleHow Farmers Are Cutting Back in 2016 Hoosier Ag Today Pork Industry Angry Over HSUS, USDA Lawsuit Settlement Talks Facebook Twitter Pork producers want USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to exhaust all legal options against a lawsuit filed by the Humane Society of the United States. Delegates from both the National Pork Board and the National Pork Industry Council voted to pressure Vilsack to seek all legal options against the lawsuit. At issue is a 2012 lawsuit HSUS filed against the sale of intellectual property: the slogan “Pork. The Other White Meat.” and the accompanying pork chop icon. The sale, worth roughly $35 million, was approved by USDA in 2006. HSUS claims the sale was unlawful. The 2012 lawsuit was thrown out of court but gained new life thanks to an appeals court last year. Secretary Vilsack stated, during testimony to the House Agriculture Committee, that USDA, along with the Justice Department, were in settlement talks with HSUS.Vilsack told the committee the settlement talks were “a decision made in concert with the industry.” However, neither the National Pork Board nor the National Pork Producers Council has been included in the talks and neither approve of any potential settlement at this time.Source NAFB News Service
Home Indiana Agriculture News Early June Could be Highest Pre-Harvest Time Pricing Opportunity SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFood Service Sector Needs Workers to Meet DemandNext articleCourt Ruling Will Concentrate Market Power in Pork Sector NAFB News Service Early June Could be Highest Pre-Harvest Time Pricing Opportunity By NAFB News Service – Jun 7, 2021 When the price of corn goes up at this time of year it is usually because traders are fearful the weather isn’t good for the growing crop. It’s called weather premium and University of Illinois agricultural economist Joe Janzen has written an article for the farmdoc Daily website trying to define the term.“The historical data shows that prices tend to be higher. They deviate above the harvest time price by, on average, about twelve percent. The range, however, is wide. Sometimes the market can be 50, 60 to 70% higher than it is at harvest, right now during the growing season, but sometimes it can be 30% to 40% below where it ends up being at harvest.”You heard Janzen say, “right now during the growing season” and he meant that. The historical data suggests early June can, but won’t necessarily, be the highest pre-harvest time pricing opportunity. It is information he says corn farmers should make note of and use.“Obviously, farmers have some production risk. The data is not saying go ahead and sell everything. But I think you want to have a couple of tools in your toolbox. The big one being to forward-selling using Hedge-to-Arrive contracts as a tool to lock in the futures component of that price or forward contracting. Getting some sales on the books and the opportunity to deliver at harvest if you also want to lock in the basis component of the price.”Read more about weather premiums in the corn market from University of Illinois agricultural economist Joe Janzen on the farmdoc Daily website here. Facebook Twitter SHARE