What the other papers say this morning

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first_img whatsapp Tags: NULL FINANCIAL TIMESGOLDMAN CASH STAGNATES AS ASSET PRICES RISEGoldman Sachs’ attempt to spend some of its $170bn (£106bn) excess capital on loans, real estate and other distressed assets is being hampered by a prolonged rebound in risk appetite that has lifted prices on many would-be bargains. Goldman’s “excess liquidity”, or cash deposits and securities the bank could sell or pledge, has helped lift capital ratios since the financial crisis while weighing down its returns. Undaunted, Goldman executives have said they would continue to prioritise these deals above accelerating stock buy-back plans or raising dividends.DELAYS HIT NISSAN’S ELECTRIC LEAF CAR IN USNissan has admitted to delays in delivering its new Leaf model to customers in the US, the biggest market for the heavily hyped electric car. Although more than 20,000 people have joined a waiting list for the car, the Japanese carmaker delivered 19 to customers in December, when production began, and 87 last month.OWEN-JONES ENDS ERA AS L’OREAL CHAIRMANLindsay Owen-Jones, the British executive who transformed France’s L’Oreal from a shampoo and soaps group to global cosmetics champion, is stepping down as chairman, leaving chief executive Jean-Paul Agon to take the leadership.TOSHIBA UPBEAT ON NUCLEAR DEALToshiba, the Japanese electronics and engineering group, says it is confident that it will seal a deal to build a nuclear power plant on Turkey’s Black Seat coast, after talks between the Turkish governbment and south Korean reactor builders broke down last year. A deal now hinges on long-term risk insurance from Japan.THE TIMESINSURERS BALK AT SOARING LEVY FOR “LIFEBOAT” SCHEMEA compensation scheme for investors in financial businesses is facing fresh criticism after insurance brokers complained that their annual levy had risen by about 50 per cent. The Financial Services Compensation Scheme, set up a decade ago to cover customers’ losses when a financial institution collapsed, has faced a surge of claims relating to missold payment protection insurance.BANKS FACE THREAT OF HEAVY LOSSES FROM RISKY LOANSCommercial property owners and developers are in breach of covenants on four out of every five loans, with £194bn at risk, according to an unpublished report for the Bank of England. Lenders with £243bn outstanding to commercial property companies are still heavily exposed.The Daily TelegraphINVESCO’S NEIL WOODFORD SELLS MORE UTILITY COMPANY SHARESBritain’s biggest utility investor has dumped his £250m stake in Northumbrian Water, bringing his total recent disposals in the “over-regulated” water sector to almost £700m.Neil Woodford, the manager of Invesco Perpetual, had already sold sizeable stakes in Severn Trent and United Utilities, complaining that regulations mean investors cannot make adequate returns. This means that he has only retained his 12 per cent holding in Pennon, which has a thriving waste business as well as owning South West Water.KROLL BOND RATINGS BUSINESS TO EXPAND INTO EUROPEJules Kroll’s new American bond ratings business is investigating opportunities in Europe and Asia in a bid to become a global rating agency.THE WALL STREET JOURNALEUROPENOKIA CEO CONSIDERS BIG SHAKE-UPSeveral senior Nokia officials serving on the company’s group executive board are expected to leave soon as part of a major shake-up being considered by the Finnish phone giant’s new chief executive, according to a person familiar with the situation. Although Nokia remains the world’s largest mobile-phone maker, the company has lost market share in the lucrative market for smartphones, the industry’s sales and profit driver, to Apple’s iPhone and smartphones that run Google’s Android software.Exactly who will leave is unclear. KINDER MORGAN IS LATEST BUYOUT IPOThe highlight of the US IPO market this week will be another large private-equity-backed offering, this time from energy company Kinder Morgan. whatsapp What the other papers say this morning center_img Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content Sunday 6 February 2011 10:35 pmlast_img read more

Bankia to hive off its toxic assets

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first_img whatsapp Bankia to hive off its toxic assets Show Comments ▼ KCS-content BANKIA, Spain’s biggest savings bank, said yesterday it would create a bad bank for toxic assets such as repossessed land, ahead of a stock market listing expected later this year.Bankia, formed from seven regional banks including heavyweight Caja Madrid, said it would seek a stock market listing with a net book value of €12bn (£10.5bn) and assets totalling €270bn.Spain’s second-biggest savings bank La Caixa said in January it would hive off its real estate assets into an unlisted company before reversing its banking business into its already listed Criteria unit.Spain’s government has told its savings banks, known as cajas, to raise their solvency ratios to tough new minimum levels, either by getting private capital on board or accepting state funds. Spain is under pressure to reassure markets on the solvency of its financial system, even more so after Moody’s cut the credit ratings of seven Portuguese banks yesterday.Banco Financiero y de Ahorros (BFA) will be the unlisted unit and include repossessed land and doubtful real estate loans, Bankia said. Sharecenter_img Wednesday 6 April 2011 8:02 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLlast_img read more

2 cheap market crash opportunities I think you should make the most of now!

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first_img Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 | More on: NEX SGC Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 cheap market crash opportunities I think you should make the most of now! In the current lockdown, public transportation has ground to a halt. As a result, transport companies such as airlines, train companies, and bus and coach operators have suffered.I often like a contrarian buy. With the market crash, there a few around but here are two I feel you can pick up very cheap.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…Market crash opportunity #1National Express (LSE:NEX) is an intercity and inter-regional coach operator providing routes and services throughout the UK.When the market crashed, shares hit a low of 90p per share. At the time of writing its share price has recovered to over 200p. If you rewind to the turn of the year, NEX’s share price was over 450p. National Express announced last week that it has begun to sell tickets for journeys from 1 July onwards. Its services will initially focus on a core network only. NEX has continued to keep the market informed with regular trading updates. Like many other beleaguered companies out there, it has decided to cancel its dividends. The company has enough liquidity to ward off catastrophe with approximately £1.3bn in cash and an undrawn revolving credit facility.  Past performance and current cheap share price are what make NEX enticing for me. Revenue, profit, and dividend per share have increased year on year for the past five years. Though this will be disrupted due to the current downturn, I am more excited about the longer-term results. I expect 2021 to be a fruitful year for National Express as I believe market conditions will normalise. With its share price doubling from lockdown lows, I think it will continue to rise. In my opinion, this could be a great market crash bargain as the lockdown is eased and the economy restarts. Opportunity #2Stagecoach (LSE:SGC) is a bus, express coach, and tram operator. Its services are essential, giving it excellent defensive qualities in my opinion.SGC has released regular updates during the market crash. Trading has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, as expected. For April, it confirmed sales at regional bus operating companies were around 15% of normal levels. In March and April, SGC confirmed steps it is taking to lessen the market crash impact. It confirmed that dividends are unlikely for the year ending 2 May 2020. Preliminary results are due at the end of June. It has frozen all recruitment and directors have taken a 50% pay cut as well as waiving bonuses and a pay rise next year. SGC has over £500m of liquidity according to the April update. This should see it through the turbulent time in my opinion.When the market crashed, SGC lost over 60% of its share price value. At the time of writing its share price trades at just over 55p. Stagecoach’s defensive qualities as one of the UK’s essential public transport providers is what entices me. I think this could be a great contrarian buy. The government has introduced a phased easing of the lockdown plan. SGC will be vital to the country getting back on its feet and the public getting around. There is short-term pain ahead but longer term, SGC could be a great market crash buy at its current rock bottom price. See all posts by Jabran Khan Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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. 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. 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FTSE 100 watch: I’d buy these 5 UK shares to double my money in the new bull market

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first_img Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 12th December, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens owns shares of Diageo and WPP. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry and Diageo. 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. FTSE 100 watch: I’d buy these 5 UK shares to double my money in the new bull market Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The FTSE 100 has rallied in recent months, but a number of UK shares could deliver impressive returns in a new bull market.With the index having recorded an 8% annual total return since its inception in 1984, investors could realistically double their money over a nine-year period.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…However, through buying high-quality companies such as those discussed below, it may be possible to outperform the market and obtain 100% returns in a likely stock market rally.Improving market conditions for FTSE 100 stocksFTSE 100 stocks such as Diageo and Burberry could beat the investment performances of other UK shares over the long run. Both companies have suffered major disruption this year. Lockdown measures have caused demand for their products to fall, which could continue over the short run.However, they both have competitive advantages over their peers. For example, they’ve high levels of customer loyalty that may mean they can ride out short-term challenges and deliver long-term profit growth.Moreover, Burberry’s focus on sustainability and digital growth may further improve its market position. Similarly, Diageo’s recent acquisitions may strengthen its capacity to generate high sales growth in the coming years.Retail opportunities among UK sharesFTSE 100 retailers Next and Sainsbury’s may also deliver higher returns than other UK shares. Even though consumer confidence is weak, their performances this year have shown the resilience of their business models.Looking ahead, both companies are investing in digital growth opportunities. For Next, this means a wide platform that incorporates third-party sellers to create a destination for UK consumers.Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s is expanding the availability of its delivery slots as an increasing number of shoppers are likely to stick with home deliveries or click and collect options post-coronavirus. This may set both companies up for strong growth as the world increasingly heads online.A chance to benefit from a new bull marketFTSE 100 stocks such as WPP have suffered to a larger extent than many UK shares in the 2020 stock market crash. The main reason for this is its dependence on the world economy’s outlook for its growth.However, it could be among those businesses that stand to benefit the most from a likely global stock market recovery. Rising global GDP growth may mean it can generate higher returns. Meanwhile, its focus on reducing debt and pivoting to becoming a technology specialist may provide it with a stronger growth opportunity in the long run.As with all FTSE 100 stocks, UK shares such as WPP may experience further difficulties in the short run due to a weak economic outlook. However, their strategies, market positions and likely recoveries in a new bull market may enable an investor to double their money in the coming years after what has been a tough 2020. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 7/3/18 1:36 pmRESIDENTIAL1400 BLOCK GLENMORE CT TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleRed Light Cameras: Six essential readsNext articleWhat being an exchange student in Spain taught me about life Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7/5/18 10:29 pmVEHICLE1000 BLOCK DEKLEVA DR 7/1/18 2:19 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK OF WHITE IVEY CT 7/5/18 5:28 pmRESIDENTIAL200 BLOCK RAMBLING CIR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 7/5/18 3:45 pmRESIDENTIAL900 BLOCK CAVAN DR The Anatomy of Fear 7/1/18 6:08 amVEHICLE1300 BLOCK OF ERROL PKWY DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION 7/4/18 6:34 amRESIDENTIAL300 BLOCK OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 7/5/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending July 5th shows seven burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:0 – Business4 – Residential3 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location:last_img read more

Dylan Hartley gets a nibble on his arm from Pedrie Wanneburg

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first_imgMonday Apr 11, 2011 Dylan Hartley gets a nibble on his arm from Pedrie Wanneburg Northampton Saints overcame a determined Ulster side with a 23-13 Heineken Cup quarter final victory in Milton Keynes yesterday. This clip shows one of the talking points from the game. It was a fascinating tussle throughout and while Ulster had a great chance to equalise late in the game, a dropped ball with the try line begging meant that Saints held on to grind out the win. Captain Dylan Hartley praised his troops. “I’m so proud of the lads because we kept up that tempo until they cracked – only they didn’t crack, which made it such a compelling battle.” Hartley himself grabbed the attention of the viewers when he was heard swearing towards referee Romain Poite, claiming he had been bitten. Replays showed that he quite probably was, by Pedrie Wanneburg, who had to deal with Hartley’s forearm around the face. When asked about it, Hartley said “I can’t remember – I think I got sun stroke.” He was then told he was heard on the referee’s microphone. “Really? That will teach me for trying to pull people out of rucks by the head. That is justice,” he said, referring to the bite.  Time: 01:33 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects

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first_img Year:  Architects: OFIS Architects Area Area of this architecture project Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVilla Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects “COPY” Area:  340 m² Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605466/villa-criss-cross-envelope-ofis-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/605466/villa-criss-cross-envelope-ofis-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Houses Projects Photographs photographs:  Tomaz GregoricPhotographs:  Tomaz GregoricProject Team:Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Tomaz Gregoric Janez Martincic, Andrej Gregoric, Jade Manbodh, Elisa Ribilotta, Maria Della Mea, Lukasz Czech, Istvan Jenei, Dora Kljenak, Marko Gusic, Jan Celeda, Tanja Veselic, Carlos García-Almonacid, Marija Barovic, Jamie Lee, Polina Isyanyulova, Dani Kaludjerovic, Daniel Muniz Domínguez, Nika Zufic, Marta Vela, Aubin Gastineau, Catarina Cristovinho, Maria Trnovska, Estefanía Lopez Tornay, Jolien Maes, Katarina Lampic, Sabrina CepStructural Engineering:IB TECHNO, GravitasMechanical Engineering:Vavtar engineeringElectrical Engineering:EuroluxMechanical Servicess:Vavtar InženiringLighting Design:Arcadia lightwearInterior Carpentry:PermizFacade And Windows Contractor:DomalMain Construction Contractor:G&ACity:LjubljanaCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricText description provided by the architects. The Villa is located in the Mirje Suburbs within the city center of Ljubljana, Slovenia. The street of the villa runs perpendicular to the ancient Roman Wall and continues into a pedestrian passageway under the stone pyramid designed by Plecnik (as part his reconstruction project along the wall). The Villa’s new structure embeds an existing retaining wall along the street front. By incorporating the wall as part of the new construction, the new house keeps original position on this street in an axial alignment to the pyramid. Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricThe external structure is composed of a cube volume and perforated metal envelope. The volume extracts cut-outs to create pockets of space that provide a pyramidical stepping down along the roof, a void along the entrance and private glass patios with terraces for living areas of the house. Using a material with holes on both sides aims to make an abstract interpretation of the texture of classical villas in the historical suburb. The rough classical façade was represented with double perforated panels; the task was to achieve texture through the illusion of depth which allows a light presence and enhances the shadows and reflections off a palette of beige tints. The three-dimensional texture creates a dynamic abstraction while encapsulating its coherent volume. Diagonal crosses act as a functional and graphic representation. The crosses brace the frames of panels and create identity like façade ornaments on historical citizen villas.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSave this picture!Second Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricThe internal volume embodies two elements: exposed structural concrete walls and a wooden shell. The project required a residence for a single family with three children. The brief was to maximize living area with minimum of the service space. The concept divides space based on distinct program by separating function not by walls but floor levels: ground floor is living/communal space, first floor is children area and second floor parents area. With no cellar, the shell is integral to provide all of the space for storage. The flush walls fold out to house cupboards, shelves and drawers throughout the living areas and furniture such as beds, seating and counters are built into the floor in order to optimize space and provide easy maintenance. This connects different spaces in the house by giving a common function to partitions.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricProject gallerySee allShow lessMichael Kimmelman Discusses The Importance Of Advocacy In Architectural CriticismArchitecture NewsPrimary School in Châteauneuf Sion / Savioz Fabrizzi ArchitectesSelected Projects Share 2015 CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Ljubljana, Slovenia Save this picture!© Tomaz Gregoric+ 39 Share Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects Year:  Slovenia 2015 CopyAbout this officeOFIS ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentLjubljanaHousesRefurbishmentSloveniaPublished on March 05, 2015Cite: “Villa Criss-Cross Envelope / OFIS Architects” 05 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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White House escalates criminal war on migrants

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first_imgThe White House currently behaves like a bungee cord, with up and down proclamations that change day-by-day and the threat of major edicts that may go nowhere — befuddling his audience. One day Donald Trump threatens to immediately shut down the Southern border; another day to cut aid to Central America right away. The ever-revolving door of White House staff could cause a small tornado as both high- and lower-level officials come and go.  The latest is the resignation on April 7 of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. All this occurs as migrants face increasingly more desperate conditions that need immediate, humane and just solutions. Despite the chaos at the White House, Trump’s war against migrants is frankly succeeding. Families are divided, children are missing, massive migration continues, along with super-exploitation at work, depressing concentration camps and deaths that include small children. Imperialist policies, lamentably, have the upper hand for now. Trump targets Northern TriangleTrump announced on April 2 that he would be cutting aid to three Central American nations: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, known as the Northern Triangle. That night the State Department informed Congress that $450 million that would normally go to these countries would be diverted elsewhere. Yet, the day before Trump’s announcement, Nielsen had just signed a regional agreement with officials from the three countries that they would “conduct joint police operations and fight unauthorized migration.” The next morning, however, President Trump was, once again, criticizing those countries, as well as Mexico, for the record levels of family migrations to the U.S. According to the State Department website, the U.S. government spent over $2.6 billion in aid to the Northern Triangle during fiscal years 2015-18.  So the mere cutting of $450 million appears to be posturing more than anything. Democrats and others who opposed the cut claimed that the very programs geared to prevent the social violence, poverty and hunger that cause migration would suffer. But you don’t have to be an economist to know that this money has done nothing to stop forced migration. For decades, the U.S. government has stolen tax money from the people in this country and used it to create terror abroad, including in the Northern Triangle.  The money has not been used to prevent hunger, but has served to line the pockets of U.S. agribusiness, sweatshop owners and the Pentagon. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, an imperialist grouping of former government officials, admits that in “Guatemala and Honduras, half the country lives in poverty, … nearly one-third of the youth is unemployed and not in school.”  It states that many are forced to flee for “lack of food.”So the decades of aid have not at all helped the people of the region, even by this ruling-class consortium’s own admission.According to the April 2 New York Times, “Of the Northern Triangle nations, Guatemala receives the most aid. … [A]ccording to the Washington Office on Latin America, … the most recent figures for 2017 [were] more than $78.6 million.”  That is a lot of money for a small impoverished nation. What would help is if the money truly went to the people and not local oligarchies. What would help is if imperialism would pay reparations to the people of Central America for centuries of theft. It is U.S. intervention that has institutionalized the violence that Trump loves to blame on other countries.  In the 1980s, for example, Washington orchestrated a bloody war against the Indigenous people of Guatemala, who were boldly organizing and included a guerrilla organization. The Pentagon, through their lackeys, carried out a genocidal war against the Mayan and Indigenous population. At least 600 villages were destroyed, more than 200,000 people were killed, thousands were disappeared, and millions were displaced. (PBS.org)Combat Genocide website states: “Six hundred and twenty-six massacres by the Guatemalan army have been documented.” On July 18, 1982, President Ríos Montt was quoted in the New York Times as saying to the Mayan public, “If you are with us, we will feed you; if not, we will kill you.” And in Honduras the State Department — overseen by Democratic Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — orchestrated a coup in 2009 against the progressive President Mel Zelaya, ushering in a right-wing, pro-imperialist government. Journalists, women, trade unionists and anyone fighting for justice are threatened or killed. People’s heroes such as Berta Cáceres, an Indigenous Lenca leader fighting the destruction of the Earth, and Margarita Murillo, a peasant leader unabashedly organizing workers, were murdered by the Honduran state. Clearly, if Washington wants to stop forced migration it should get out of the Northern Triangle altogether and pay the reparations it owes. Migrant caravans continue, concentration camps are the ‘welcome’Imperialist conditions will continue to force workers out of their homelands.   Once they arrive at the Southern border, Central Americans, despite “legally” being able to apply for asylum under current U.S. immigration laws, are forced to wait in deplorable conditions inside temporary camps on the Mexican side of the border.  If they are allowed in, they are rounded up and put in what amount to concentration camps. In El Paso, thousands were forced to live under a bridge, fenced in with barbed wire.Children continue to be taken from their parents, who are often deported while their children remain in the U.S. This is the kind of atrocity the U.S. government carried out against Native American children in an earlier period. Another example of white supremacist — and misogynist — policy is given in a Harper’s Bazaar article published April 2. This must-read article, written by Jennifer Wright, is titled: “The U.S. Is Tracking Migrant Girls’ Periods to Stop Them from Getting Abortions.” This is some really weird “Handmaid’s Tale” stuff. Wright points out: “We still don’t know where 1,488 children are … but by God, they can keep track of teenage migrant girls’ menstrual cycles.”Indeed.At all levels the war on migrants continues.But in every war, repression breeds resistance. Migrants and workers in the U.S. will rise again to end the war against the working class. On May Day, the demand for “No Wars, No Walls in the Workers’ Struggle” will surely resonate around the world. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program

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first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE By Ashley Davenport – Jan 12, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced details of the 97th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held virtually on February 18-19, 2021.The 2021 Forum, themed “Building on Innovation: A Pathway to Resilience,” will focus on the central role science and innovation have played in helping the agricultural sector overcome challenges and build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Forum’s program will begin with a presentation by USDA’s new Chief Economist, Dr. Seth Meyer, on the Department’s outlook for U.S. commodity markets and trade for 2021 and the U.S. farm income situation. A keynote address by the incoming Agriculture Secretary, presentations by Congressional leaders, and a session on genetic literacy are also scheduled for the morning on the first day of the Forum.In addition, the program will cover five key areas:Supply Chain ResilienceCommodity Market OutlooksFood Price and Farm Income OutlooksS. Trade and the Global Market PlaceManaging Risk and Ensuring SustainabilityInnovation, Technology, and ProductivityThe 2021 Forum is expected to bring together more than 3,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world, including producers, processors, policymakers, government officials, and nongovernmental organizations. The Forum’s program includes more than 30 sessions and 100 expert speakers.Registration for the Forum is free but required to attend the Forum sessions. To register, visit the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum website. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program USDA Announces Details of the 2021 Agricultural Outlook Forum Program SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleISDA Focused on Adding Value to Indiana Grown Products on the HAT Tuesday PodcastNext articleNew Online Purdue Course Looks at Hemp as a Crop and Product Ashley Davenportlast_img read more

DACA students remain in limbo

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Previous articleTCU to host annual turkey giveawayNext article11-year-old boy raises over $67,000 to give the ‘gift of hearing’ in Guatemala Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ printGraduate student Mayra Guardiola was sitting on her couch, sipping her morning coffee, when she read the Trump administration’s announcement to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.It was Sept. 5 when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out DACA – giving Congress a 6-month deadline to develop a solution. Nearly 800,000 so-called Dreamers have registered with the program since its inception under President Barack Obama in 2012.DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to apply for deferred action for a renewable period of two years and to be eligible for work permits. By meeting certain eligibility requirements, young immigrants were able to live and work legally in the U.S. without the threat of deportation.Guardiola said at first she was in a daze – a daze that quickly gave way to feelings of anger and helplessness. “I was seeing this completely different side of the issue; I was seeing my community being terrorized.”Guardiola’s sister-in-law is in the U.S. under DACA.“She was finally able to get a driver’s license and really all the things you need to be a resident here,” Guardiola said. “It breaks my heart because she’s the mother of my only nephew.”According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, approximately half of all DACA recipients currently reside in three states: California, Illinois and Texas. As of March 2017, there were 234,350 recipients living in Texas – including some at TCU.John Singleton, the director of International Services at TCU, says the university does not keep records of students who are registered under DACA but confirmed that there were DACA students at TCU.Some of these students disclosed their status and concerns to Singleton after the initial announcement back in September.“We were adamant with the students that there had never been any records kept on them so that they didn’t have to fear someone requesting that information,” Singleton said. “I was worried for those kids, because, under the previous administration, they had given their names, their addresses and identified where they live.”He added that the stress many feel is not only for themselves but for family members as well.“They’re DACA, but their parents are not,” he said. “Whoever brought them are undocumented, and as we see now with this administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have stepped up their enforcement of immigration law and have begun to deport people – sometimes in very challenging situations.”It was a similar feeling that caused Guardiola to organize a “Defend DACA” protest on campus Sept. 6. Less than 24-hours after Trump’s announcement, about 130 people showed up to the Founders Statue to march in support of DACA. Among them were a number of both students and faculty and staff members.“I thought it was very meaningful for a large group of people to exercise their First Amendment rights and express their disapproval of this new administration’s policy position which threatens to piece apart intact families,” said associate English professor David Colon, who attended the protest. “I think that the apathy and lack of empathy that many Americans have towards DACA Dreamers stem from being disconnected from people who are directly impacted by this decision, so it’s always great when different kinds of people can hear where each other is coming from.”However, there are those on campus who are in favor of ending the policy and who disagreed with the message of the protest.“Immigration is good – as long as it’s legal,” said Matt VanHyfte, the president of TCU College Republicans. “We need to have people crossing into our country legally so that we don’t hurt those people who’ve been waiting in line for years; cutting the line is illegal.”In response to the protest, VanHyfte said he was disappointed by the number of faculty members who attended.“I understand that it was emotionally charged, but I saw members of the administration, which scares me because that shows that they aren’t teaching the other side of the issue,” VanHyfte said. “It shows that in their classrooms they are showing a bias and not showing the conservative or Republican response – which makes up a portion of TCU too. It may be a controversial policy that’s really hard to pick a side on or defense, but at the end of the day you still have to follow it, because it’s the law.”In response to announcement and protest, Chancellor Boschini sent out a campus-wide email acknowledging the feelings of uncertainty and listing resources and support staff for those who need it. He also encouraged the TCU community to engage in the legislative process by working through their legislators.“I have faith that the people in Congress will make sure that this cataclysm that people think is going to happen won’t happen, but again, I’m not someone that would directly be affected by it, and I admit that,” Boschini said. “So if a protest makes me feel better on campus and that I felt like I got my voice out, then I think it’s worth doing.”The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is no longer accepting initial or renewal requests for DACA. However, according to the administration, work permits issued under DACA will be honored until they expire, and for current DACA recipients, protections remain in effect.Now, the fate of DACA resides with Congress. + posts The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered Linkedin TAGSDACAImmigrationPoliticsSpotlight Riley Knight center_img ReddIt Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon A guide to designing your graduation cap Facebook Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more