Cameron warns over inflationary dangers ahead of Bank rates decision

first_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 9 January 2011 10:37 pm Cameron warns over inflationary dangers ahead of Bank rates decision UNEXPECTEDLY high inflation could exacerbate splits in the Bank of England’s rate setting committee, which meets this week.Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday expressed concern about the UK’s inflation, which is consistently above target.“Inflation is extremely harmful. It destroys people’s savings,” he said. “We don’t want to go back to having an inflation problem as we had in the past.”Yet the Prime Minister gave his backing to the “excellent” Bank governor Mervyn King.The Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC) faces a three-way split. While Andrew Sentance is likely to keep proposing a small rise in interest rates, “dovish” American Adam Posen is expected to continue suggesting a further programme of quantitative easing (QE2). The rest of the committee has stayed on the fence in recent months, yet increasing differences among economists may be reflected in larger factions emerging within the MPC.Consumer price index (CPI) inflation will hit four per cent in the next three months, according to ING forecasts. Producer price data, released this Friday, is expected to show further price increases.Yet a weak labour market will keep inflation down, said business advisory group BDO today.Nonetheless, business morale rose above expectations, according to BDO’s business trends report. center_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

UK must take centre stage in EU policy race

first_img More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com UK must take centre stage in EU policy race KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sunday 9 January 2011 10:56 pm Share LAST week, the chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, made it clear that badly thought through regulation must not be allowed to undermine European competitiveness in financial services.Such a strongly worded public statement provides further evidence of the government’s belief that the financial services industry has a vital role to play in facilitating a period of strong, sustainable economic growth. It also demonstrates government determination to place the UK at the heart of European policy making.In addition to key legislative proposals on short selling and over-the-counter derivatives, 2011 will see the establishment of a new European regulatory framework, plus further stress tests on banks and a number of measures designed to ease market concerns on sovereign debt.While the City accepts, and welcomes, measures designed to bring greater stability to our financial markets and reduce excessive risk taking, we need better and smarter regulation, not more regulation. Above all, our businesses require predictability in their operating environment.The City of London Corporation has long made the point that Britain needs to engage earlier in the policy-making process. This will help avoid our international competitiveness being threatened by regulatory proposals underpinned by national self-interest and political points scoring rather than consultation and comprehensive risk and impact assessments.Creating a level playing field in Europe is all very well and good, but it is the ability of European financial centres – of which London is by far the largest – to compete against financial centres in the US and in the emerging markets of Asia that will define our global standing long-term.We must not take unilateral action that is out of step with global agenda, no matter how politically expedient such a course of action may seem.As a single economic entity, the EU represents one of the most important trading and commercial partnerships in the world. Our key shared objectives are more likely to be taken into account if the 27 member states work together and speak as one.Once a consensus has been created, the EU must act to ensure that the implementation and enforcement of these measures throughout the world remain true to the spirit of the agreement, as well as to the letter of the various communiqués.The fact that George Osborne is making these points in the public arena will doubtless have a positive impact. The UK is open to business from around the globe, and both the chancellor and I will be making this point when we meet the Chinese vice premier, Li Keqiang, later today.Michael Bear is Lord Mayor of the City of London whatsapp whatsapplast_img read more

No extra tax on banks as war on City halted

first_img Share No extra tax on banks as war on City halted Monday 10 January 2011 9:07 pm whatsapp DAVID Cameron has decided not to slap another tax on City pay or to introduce yet further restrictions on bonuses, it emerged last night.Negotiations are still ongoing about a global lending target for UK banks in 2011, as well as the possibility of getting institutions to disclose more details on high earners. One option would be for the top five earners’ wages to be made public. But overall bonus levels at institutions won’t be capped.While the development is not unexpected, the news is another blow to Vince Cable, who is waging a lengthy campaign against the City, and a victory for chancellor George Osborne.The news comes as a group of influential MPs is planning to ambush Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond at a high-profile public hearing today, in a bid to get him to give up his bonus. MPs on the Treasury select committee, including Labour’s Chuka Umunna and John Mann, are preparing to raise the politically sensitive issue of whether he will waive his 2010 bonus at today’s session, which begins at 10am. City A.M. also understands that at least one MP will raise allegations that Barclays has helped its clients avoid paying UK tax. Diamond, who is ostensibly appearing before the committee to discuss competition in retail banking, is likely to receive a bonus in the range of £5m-£10m for last year. He could tell the committee that he intends to take it; that he will waive it; that he will donate it to charity; or that he hasn’t yet decided.Yesterday, Umunna told City A.M. that he would ask Diamond to accept that Barclays had benefited from an implicit state-guarantee during the banking crisis. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

APPG dismisses BGC Covid-19 commitments as “weak”

first_img Tags: Online Gambling APPG dismisses BGC Covid-19 commitments as “weak” Email Address 3rd April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written a letter to industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), in which it picks apart the measures set out in its new ten-point player protection plan. Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Strategy Legal & compliance The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) has written a letter to industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), in which it picks apart the measures set out in its new ten-point player protection plan.Although the APPG was pleased to see the BGC make an effort to reduce harm during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it said it felt the measures were nowhere near enough to help, with some lacking clarity and others reiterating existing pledges.“The Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group welcomed the announcement by the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) this week that it is seeking to set the standards expected of members during the Covid-19 Pandemic,” the APPG said. “It will not come as a surprise to you, however, that we do not think that the standards you have proposed go anything like far enough.“Most measures are loosely worded, do not make firm commitments or merely restate existing obligations. Instead, we would expect you to adopt standards that respond appropriately to the context we are in and which will help to protect gamblers at this critical time.”The APPG raised questions about each of the BGC’s 10 pledges, all of which it said were “weak” and “fall well-short of what is required”.In regards to the BGC’s first pledge, to increase safer gambling messages across all sites and direct to all customers, the APPG asked for information about how this increase will be measured and how safer gambling messages will be defined.Responding to the BGC’s pledge to “step up interventions” for customers who have increased gambling time and spend, the APPG said it was “essential” that the BGC clarified the minimum increase in gambling time and spend required for an intervention to occur.While the BGC pledged to “actively promote” deposit limits, the APPG said this was not good enough, as it had already called for mandatory £50 daily deposit limits last month (23 March).The pledge to issue welfare checks and well-being help for staff and to supporting the Government’s ‘National Effort’ with volunteers and facilities, was also queried, with the APPG asking for more specificity about what this entailed.The BGC also committed to ensuring “appropriate and responsible advertising”. However, the APPG pointed out that responsible advertising was already part of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) and asked whether the amount of advertising would be reduced.The APPG raised a similar point about signposting help such as Gamcare and the GamStop self-exclusion system and the BGC’s commitment to ensure funding for research, education and treatment. It also made a similar point regarding the pledge to report all illegal gambling advertising from unlicensed operators, which it also pointed out would already be in the interest of BGC members.In terms of the BGC pledge to institute a “one strike and you’re out” policy for affiliates, the APPG again said this pledge does not go sufficiently beyond the LCCP, as operators are already responsible for the work of affiliates.The APPG said that, if it wants to seriously reduce harm the BGC must institute five urgent measures.Among the steps the APPG expects the industy to take are a commitment to implement mandatory deposit limits for as long as the Covid-19 crisis lasts, a £2-per-spin stake limit – as first urged in November 2019 – and a ban on VIP schemes.In addition, the group called for an end to all gambling advertising and sign-up bonus offers and for operators to “make their data available to ensure independent research can be undertaken to assess the scale of harm being caused by the industry at this time”.“At this time, it is incumbent on us all to do everything we can to support people’s safety and wellbeing, to support our society, protect the vulnerable and to put public interest ahead of gambling companies’ profit,” the APPG said.On 25 March, APPG chair Carolyn Harris called on British operators to step up efforts to protect customers amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and reiterated the group’s calls for a £50 daily deposit limit.Speaking to iGB, the group’s chair and Swansea East MP Harris explained that she had already had many people inform her that they were being “inundated” with emails and texts from operators, tempting them to gamble online. Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Grace at the garbage dump

first_img Press Release Service By Jesse ZinkPosted Mar 30, 2012 Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group May 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm Are you married to George Gunn? Did you go to Trotwood Madison High School? Searching for my step sister…… Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Jean Lyons Gunn says: Rector Collierville, TN Grace at the garbage dump Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Marie Runkle Schwab says: Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York April 2, 2012 at 9:52 am Very good……..growing up in Ohio and marrying a Southern boy, this story speaks to me so vividly! The cultures of a northern girl and southern boy portrayed various challenges over the years, but I see God’s answer to what had been a hindrance to me for years! Not my will, but Thine dear Lord! Yes, God works and speaks in His own time. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Rev. Jesse Zink[Episcopal News Service] My friend Fumanekile lived in Itipini, a shantytown community built on a garbage dump outside a small town in South Africa. I had been working in a community center in Itipini for three months as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary of the Episcopal Church. He had AIDS and tuberculosis and came to our clinic every day for his medication. Over that time, I had come to know and like Fumanekile, even as I watched his health decline.One morning, his friends rushed into the clinic to say he hadn’t woken up that morning. When I went to see, I found him unconscious, breathing shallowly, with a weak pulse. We gingerly placed him in the back of our all-purpose truck. A friend drove, I climbed in the back, arranged myself to cushion Fumanekile’s head from the bumps of the rough dirt road we were on, and we were off for the hospital.Before coming to Itipini, I had been an EMT and had lots of experience in the back of an ambulance. But on this day, I felt helpless. I had no oxygen, no fancy tools. I could barely position myself to take his pulse. Fumanekile was dying in my lap and I was powerless to stop it.It was then I realized there was at least one thing I could do. Bumping down that dirt road, I began to pray over Fumanekile, offering him to God’s care. Human care seemed to have reached its limit. We made it to the hospital in one piece and it was a relief to see nurses begin to tend to him.There’s been an awful lot of talk about “mission” in the church lately. It crops up in budgetary conversations, in discussions of church structure, working at the local soup kitchen and, it seems, just about everywhere else. God has a mission. We’re commissioned in our baptism to respond to it. As I listen to this conversation, my mind goes back to that day in the back of the truck with Fumanekile. What would he make of our talk about mission? How does the idea speak to his situation?For me, mission began the moment I first arrived in Itipini, the community where Fumanekile lived. There was so much to learn: a new language, new customs, new faces and places. More than that, however, there was me — I was more than a little afraid. Itipini was foreign to me, much different than anything I had ever before encountered. Although I was eager and excited to be there, I was, I confess, a bit fearful to be working with people who were so poor, sick, and, well, different than me. Difference, especially on such a stark level, I was learning, can be frightening thing.Itipini, the community within Mthatha, South Africa, where the Rev. Jesse Zink served as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary.Those first few weeks, I stayed close to our clinic and let the residents of Itipini come to me if they needed help. It was safe. “They” came to “me.” But it was an untenable and unsatisfactory situation. I hadn’t moved to South Africa to sit in a clinic all day. Gradually, I began to venture forth. I met people like Fumanekile who made it feel safe to wander farther afield. I began to think in terms of “we,” not just “they” and “me.”I came to think of the Incarnation in a new light. By being born in a manger, God in Christ crossed the hitherto impassable barrier between human and divine and showed up in a place no one expected. Jesus took time — thirty years, in fact — to build relationships with those around him. If I was going to model my life on Christ’s — be a Christian, in other words — something of the same had to happen in my life. I needed God’s grace to overcome my fear and share an existence with people who seemed different than me and lived in a different place. Gradually, imperfectly, incompletely, that happened.God’s mission calls us to engage the multiple forms of difference in this world — down the street or around the world — and doing so in a vulnerable, Christ-like way. It’s great that we’re talking so much about mission in the church. But if we don’t talk about it without also talking about our individual, personal need to change — the forgiveness, renewal, and transformation that comes in baptism and is reaffirmed each time we celebrate the Eucharist — and the difficulty and joy of modeling our lives on Christ’s, then it’s hard to see how the conversation is going to help us proclaim the good news of God in Christ.Fumanekile died shortly after we reached the hospital. Our help had been too little, too late. But when I remember him, as I often do, I am reminded of how many barriers in my own life had to fall for me to get to a point of cradling his head in the back of a truck—and how many barriers remain to fall in this world of ours.— The Rev. Jesse Zink is the author of Grace at the Garbage Dump: Making Sense of Mission in the Twenty-First Century (Cascade Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-61097-613-8), a theological memoir of his years as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary in Mthatha, South Africa, from which this piece is adapted. More information is at www.jessezink.com. Comments (2) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments are closed. 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Episcopal City Mission announces the appointment of Arrington Chambliss as…

first_img Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal City Mission announces the appointment of Arrington Chambliss as its next executive director Tags The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group People Comments (1) Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Posted Jan 11, 2016 Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal City Mission] The Executive Committee (Board) of Episcopal City Mission today announced the appointment of the Reverend Arrington Chambliss as the next Executive Director of Episcopal City Mission.  Her work with ECM begins on April 4, 2016.ECM Board Chair, the Reverend Noah H. Evans, said, “Arrington is a social entrepreneur with a proven track record developing, mission-driven organizations. We are excited to bring her passion for social justice and the work of Jesus to the leadership of Episcopal City Mission to continue in our legacy of promoting social and structural change on behalf of the urban poor and oppressed.”Chambliss currently serves as the Executive Director of Life Together, the young adult intern program in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which she founded in 2008 and has developed into one of the premier Episcopal young adult internship programs.  She has previously served as the Associate Rector of the Church of St. Andrew in Marblehead, and the Executive Director of No Ordinary Time and on the staff of several non-profit organizations.  She was chosen by the board after a nationwide search assisted by the recruiting firm Ted Ford Webb Associates.Board members involved in the search process noted Chambliss’s energy and enthusiasm for ECM and its mission, as well as her instincts around strategy and understanding of the social and economic justice issues facing various communities.  “She is going to be a great asset in guiding ECM to be a valuable change maker,” ECM Board Vice-Chair Erin Alarcon said.The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Episcopal City Mission President, and Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts stated, “Episcopal City Mission has long served as a catalyst and support for ministries of reconciliation and justice in our diocese.  I look forward to working with the new Executive Director to continue that legacy.  Her gift for building ever-deeper relationships with our congregations will be especially welcome.”Episcopal City Mission, based in Boston, is a faith-based ministry founded in 1844 that promotes social and economic justice working through partnerships with congregations, community-based organizations and people within the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, with special emphasis on the urban poor and oppressed.Episcopal City Mission, based in Boston, is a faith-based ministry founded in 1844 that promotes social and economic justice working through partnerships with congregations, community-based organizations and people within the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, with special emphasis on the urban poor and oppressed. 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Couldn’t do better! Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Lori Mills-Curran says: Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel last_img read more

Rizza House / Studio Inches Architettura

first_img “COPY” Projects 2012 Switzerland Rizza House / Studio Inches ArchitetturaSave this projectSaveRizza House / Studio Inches Architettura “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/235297/rizza-house-studio-inches-architettura Clipboard Save this picture!+ 13 Share Area:  120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Rizza House / Studio Inches Architetturacenter_img Architects: Studio Inches Architettura Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. The house was an old farm storage, then residence for a poor 6 person family and recently, only at ground floor, the meeting place for the main political party in town. The project deals with the strict swiss laws that don’t allow modifying existing openings and roof structure of the building on the outside.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsFretwork Facade PanelWoodEGGERTimberStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Beton – Fusion CollectionThe project though wants to take out the most out of the 6 x 6 meters of the interior spaces and to underline the massive structure of the thick old walls of the existing building. Finally, I believe that renovations of existing building are a forced answer to the increasing urban sprawl and waste of land in the italian part of Switzerland.Save this picture!History House Rizza is located in Vacallo, a village of 3000 inhabitants in the canton of Ticino, Switzerland, which is situated on the border of Italy (Province of Como), nestled on the foot of Mount Bisbino. Vacallo was originally a farming village, which gradually devolped into a residential area during the twentieth century. The house is in the “historic core” of the town, with a portion of settlements dating back to the seventeenth century.They are protected by the regional government that has set strict rules on renovating.Save this picture!The building was a barn and storage area for the farmers and the beasts, then hosted a family of 6 members that became one of the most influent families in town that has established on the ground floor of the building the headquarters for the local political party. Today the house has been restored and is owned by the Mayor of Vacallo.Save this picture!The construction House Rizza is a square floor “tower-house” of 6 x 6 m, on 4 levels. Due to restrictions setby local building laws, the envelope has not changed: the openings remained the existing ones, as well as the height of the eaves, the ridge and the type of pitched roof. The load-bearing exterior walls are the only pre-existing elements that remained untouched. The interior was totally emptied, partly because of the precarious condition of the walls and floors, and completely rebuilt.Save this picture!The projectwants to underline the historical background of the building on the outside while on the inside the intention is to give people the perception of a bigger space then the bare 30 square meter on each floor: The windows are flushed with the inner surface of the 50 cm wall structure (to increase the perception of the old walls from outside)Save this picture!sectionsThe double height space in the living room increase the perception of verticality and size of the spaces. The lightweight metal stairs is visible from all spaces which yearn for a visual relationship with each other. Equipment room and wc are located at the entrance floor, kitchen and the living area are at 1st floor, the 2nd floor hostsa small room and a wcthe study spacethat overlooks the living room, while at the top floor is located the master bedroom (with his cloakroom an wc) that overlook the surrounding valley of Mendrisio.Save this picture!1st floor planProject gallerySee allShow lessAIA 2012: Opening DiscussionsArticlesThe Indicator: City IPO WTFArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/235297/rizza-house-studio-inches-architettura Clipboard Houses ArchDaily CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•Switzerland CopyAbout this officeStudio Inches ArchitetturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseHousesSwitzerlandPublished on May 18, 2012Cite: “Rizza House / Studio Inches Architettura” 18 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Millennials Spend Less Per Person on Groceries

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Millennials Spend Less Per Person on Groceries By NAFB News Service – Jan 23, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Recent data released by the Department of Agriculture shows that millennials are spending less per person at the grocery store. A recent analysis by USDA’s Economic Research Service of 2014 grocery store data found that compared to older generations, millennial-headed households spent the least per person on food at home. However, like the other generations analyzed, millennial households with higher incomes tend to spend more on grocery store foods than millennial households with lower incomes. The data shows that millennials spend between $75 and $150 per month, per person, on groceries.The data also shows that baby boomers spend between $125 and $200 per month, per person, on groceries. However, USDA notes that differences in food-at-home spending between the generations may reflect the younger generations’ stronger preference for eating out, which may change as they age.Source: NAFB News Service SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleU.S. Ag Benefiting from Trade with Cuba NAFB News Service Millennials Spend Less Per Person on Grocerieslast_img read more

Secret services arrest journalist who said president was “depressed”

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders “protested at unacceptable methods” used by Burundi’s presidency to “punish” a journalist for reporting that President Domitien Ndayizeye was depressed after his party lost recent local elections.Secret service agents summoned and then detained Etienne Ndikuriyo, of privately-owned Bonesha FM and the Zoom-Net agency at dawn on 14 June 2005, after the article about the head of state appeared.”We are extremely surprised at the outdated behaviour of the presidency, that allows its secret police to punish a journalist completely illegally for what it considers to be insolence,” said Reporters Without Borders. “Etienne Ndikuriyo should be released immediately.” “It was paradoxical to have to remind the president that his country has a Constitution, laws and a judicial system, all of which have been trampled in the way this journalist has been treated,” the organisation added.”In the wake of elections crucial to the country’s future, the head of state, guarantor of its institutions, should publicly explain himself about this distressing episode since the spotlight is now on him over this.”Head of the secret services, Lt-Col. Janvier Rubwebwe, telephoned Ndikuriyo early on the morning of 14 June over an article posted on Zoom-Net referring to the president’s apparently depressed state since his party was defeated in local elections on 3 June.The journalist was questioned at the headquarters of ‘La Documentation’, the country’s secret service, about his “outrageous remarks about the head of state written with his own hand”, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reported an anonymous source as saying.Questioned by Reporters Without Borders, Lt-Col. Rubwebwe said he was not aware of the case, although an Associated Press (AP) report had earlier quoted him as saying that the journalist had been arrested to make him “reveal his sources”.A government source that chose anonymity told the worldwide press freedom organisation that the order to arrest Ndikuriyo came directly from the presidency which controls the secret services. After a first call from Reporters Without Borders to the secret services head, he stopped answering calls. A local source said he had even refused to reply to a member of the government.”The journalist only reported on the comments from among the president’s entourage referring to his depression”, said editor of Bonesha FM, Léon Masengo. “The president has made no public comment since the municipal elections.” At the end of the day, Masengo was able to visit Ndikuriyo and was allowed to speak to him from a distance of ten metres. “He was tired but he was coping OK. He spent the day in the full sun responding to a barrage of questions,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “They told me he would spend the night in custody and maybe several days.” Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News June 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Secret services arrest journalist who said president was “depressed” Follow the news on Burundi June 5, 2020 Find out morecenter_img October 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation BurundiAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports BurundiAfrica to go furtherlast_img read more

Sierra Madre is Experiencing a Drought

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News The City of Sierra Madre’s existing water supply comes from one of two sources; tunnel water from the local dam (5-10%) and groundwater wells (90-95%.) Throughout the summer and fall of 2012 City Public Works staff observed the water levels receding at each of the City’s four wells, which make up the area aquifer.Normally, rainfall throughout the winter months reduces customers’ irrigation water use and provides water to recharge the aquifer. Aquifer water levels therefore tend to increase during the winter and spring months. This year’s minimal rainfall, combined with Los Angeles County Public Works diverting water from Santa Anita Dam to locations outside of Sierra Madre, has resulted in limited water for groundwater recharge at the City’s spreading basins.Overall, resident water consumption is up from last year. During the period April 24th through 30th the Water Department produced 2.56 million gallons of water a day resulting in a 2 foot drop in water level within local wells. The same period last year showed a production of 1.5 million gallons a day. During the month of April 2013, the department produced a total of 70 million gallons versus production of 46 million gallons in April 2012. Well water levels dropped over 30 feet within that 12 month period.While water conservation is always important, the drastically low level of available groundwater necessitates implementing additional water conservation procedures in Sierra Madre at this time. The Sierra Madre Municipal Code provides for the implementation of mandatory water conservation regulations in times of water-related emergencies. These conservation measures were enacted through adoption of a City Council resolution on May 28, 2013.The adopted resolution requires that each water customer conserve a percentage of his/her July 2011 – June 2012 water use. The required percentage of conservation will vary, depending on the customer’s current water use. Customers consuming 0-12 billing units of water (0-1,200 cubic feet) will be exempt from the conservation requirements, but are required to continue to consume less than 12 billing units. Customers currently using 13-17 billing units (1,300 – 1,700 cubic feet) are required to reduce their consumption by 10%. Customers using 18 units or more are required to reduce by 20%.These mandatory conservation measures will remain in place until the key well located in the East Raymond Basin reaches 500 feet above sea level; it is currently at 293 feet. It is anticipated that this will take several consecutive years of significant rainfall to achieve.Residents must conserve water, now more than ever. Information on conservation recommendations and the City’s latest efforts in the conservation cause can be found at www.cityofsierramadre.com/water-conservation. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Top of the News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Government Sierra Madre is Experiencing a Drought From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 3:37 pmlast_img read more