Protium: Picking a solution out of thin air

first_imgWednesday 27 April 2011 8:39 pm Protium: Picking a solution out of thin air Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp THE toxic assets that make up Barclays’ so-called Protium portfolio are aptly-named. Protium is the most common isotope of hydrogen gas, and the bank was plucking a solution out of thin air when it used a barely-disguised accounting trick to push $9.8bn of toxic assets off its balance sheet. Little wonder the manoeuvre has failed: now the bank is paying an £83m “management fee” to get the assets back from C12, the asset manager set up by a bunch of Barclays traders to manage the loans. The bank plans to sell the assets over the next three years, likely at a discount to what they will eventually be worth, so it doesn’t have to hold capital against them. Shareholders have had enough of the hocus-pocus typified by the Protium deal – it reeks of the kind of exotic finance that was one of the reasons for the credit crunch (remember the CDO squared anyone?). But the solution to the Protium mess is hardly an exercise in simplicity. Although the assets will return to the Barclays balance sheet, they will continue to be managed by C12. Coincidentally, or so we’re told, Barclays is making a $750m investment in Helix, a separate fund managed by C12. Make sense? We didn’t think so. In truth, the long-term effect on Barclays’ performance will be negligible; save for the £83m “management fee”, there will be little material impact. The cost to its reputation, however, will be much greater. This debacle comes at a tough time for the bank, with first-quarter pre-tax profit down nine per cent year-on-year to £1.66bn and underlying pre-tax profit at BarCap, the investment bank, slipping 15 per cent. Management needs to focus on boosting performance – and leave creative accounting tricks in the past. whatsapp KCS-content Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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2021-09-04

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Best bookmaker for esports betting

first_img Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ esports offerings, exploring their markets, odds and in-play options to determine the best in the UK Esports AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling 9th July 2019 | By Joanne Christie Email Address Best bookmaker for esports betting Our top three best bookmakers for esports betting in the UK were Betway in first place, Energy Bet in second and Sky Bet in third. Bet At Home and bet365 made up the rest of our top five.Betway, Energy Bet and Sky Bet all scored highly in the criteria we analysed, with all three offering esports odds on a range of leagues.Our research found that Betway offered odds and markets on nine esports tournaments. We compared the odds available for the CS:GO ESEA MDL match between Bad News Bears and ex-Zone. We found competitive odds, with little difference between the prices at Betway compared with the best odds we could find.There were 10 separate markets available at Betway for this match, beaten only by Energy Bet with 18. We also found seven other Counter-Strike events available to bet on at Betway, the same number as at Sky Bet and LeoVegas, just short of BetVictor’s total of eight.There was no live streaming available on the specific match we researched, but in-play betting was a possibility. Betway was also one of only two bookmakers to offer exclusive esports offers, along with Unibet.We were also impressed with second-placed Energy Bet. Energy Bet offered odds and markets on fewer tournaments than many in our bookmaker comparison, but made up for this when we compared the odds for Bad News Bears v. ex-Zone.Energy Bet also offered more markets on this game than any other bookmaker tested.At third-placed Sky Bet, there were eight esports leagues available to bet on, just one short on Betway. Players could bet on four separate markets on the Counter-Strike match we reviewed, with in-play betting also a possibility.Sky Bet finished just ahead of Bet At Home. Our fourth placed bookmaker was the only operator to offer live streaming on the event we researched.Top bookmakers for number of leagues For punters looking to bet on a range of esports tournaments, the deciding factor is often which bookmaker offers odds on the most leagues and competitions.We found that the following bookmakers offered odds on the most number of leagues: Betfair Paddy Power Betfred Sky Bet Energy Bet Bet365Betfair and Paddy Power shared top place here, charging commission of 6.44%.Conclusion In general terms, the biggest number of CS events and odds was found at BetVictor. However, for our best bookmaker for esports betting review, we’ve taken many other aspects into consideration.Live streaming for Bad News Bears v. ex-Zone was only available at Bet At Home. All of the bookmakers we researched did offer in-play odds.Offering esports promotions and bonus opportunities can increase bookies’ appeal to players, however we found that only two bookmakers offered esports-specific bonuses. These were Betway and Unibet.At first glance it may seem a surprise to see Betway in the top spot, but it has invested heavily in esports and was the first UK-based bookmaker to directly invest in an esports team.Similarly, Energy Bet and Bet At Home may, at first, also seem surprising names to feature in our top five, but both appear to be underrated operators, at least in this area. Indeed, Bet At Home was the only bookmaker to offer live streaming on the particular esports event we researched.About bettingexpert.com Providing expert tips and in depth betting theory, bettingexpert.com is the world’s biggest social network of sports betting tipsters. Its global community of experts compete for prizes by sharing their strongest tips on upcoming matches across 25 different sports to help millions of sports bettors place knowledge-supported bets, with the best odds available from a variety of bookmakers. Betting Expert is owned by Better Collective, the leading developer of educational platforms within the igaming industry.center_img CS:GO Dota2 Hearthstone League Of Legends MTG NBA 2K Overwatch PUBG R6 Rocket League SCII SMITE WCIII SFVLowest bookmaker margin On some esports events, commission is also a factor for players. We analysed how much commission each bookmaker charged to determine the lowest margins for esports betting.We return to our example of the CS:GO ESEA MDL game between Bad News Bears and ex-Zone. For this match, we found that the following bookmakers applied the least amount of commission. Bet365 Bet At Home Betway Sky Bet LeoVegas 888SportBet365 and Bet At Home shared the crown for offering the most leagues and tournaments, with 11 separate competitions available to bet on. These were: Topics: Esports Sports betting Leading tipster site Betting Expert compares bookmakers’ esports offerings, exploring their markets, odds and in-play options to determine the best in the UK.Esports betting has become hugely popular in recent years. Most of the top bookmakers in the United Kingdom now offer bettors the opportunity to place bets on a range of esports odds and markets. These cover a variety of tournaments, both domestic and international.We researched the offerings of the top bookies in the UK between June 3 and June 12 to determine the best bookmakers for esports.We first looked at each bookie to see whether esports betting was offered, before considering how many leagues and tournaments were covered, the number of markets available and whether or not in-play betting was a possibility.We also compared prices on specific competitions to determine the best bookmaker for esports odds.For our review, we looked at 25 of the most popular bookmakers available online for UK customers. These are displayed in the table below. We found esports odds and markets available at most of the bookmakers listed above. However, disappointingly, six of these operators do not currently offer markets, and so we excluded them from further analysis. The bookmakers in question were: Winner Sports Titanbet Genting Bet Boylesports Sportingbet MatchbookWe expect, however, that esports betting will become available at these bookmakers at some point in the future.Top bookmakers overall Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

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2021-08-24

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Wow! Nick Train has almost 50% of his portfolio in these FTSE 100 stocks

first_img Paul Summers owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Diageo, RELX, and Unilever. 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. Wow! Nick Train has almost 50% of his portfolio in these FTSE 100 stocks 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Paul Summers | Saturday, 24th October, 2020 One reason for top fund manager Nick Train’s outperformance over the years has been his insistence on running a very concentrated portfolio. At the time of writing, the LF Lindsell Train UK Equity fund has just 27 holdings. What’s more, only a small number of FTSE 100 stocks take up a large proportion of his money. Let’s take a closer look. BurberryLuxury brand Burberry still takes up a little over 7% of  Train’s fund despite having endured a pretty awful 2020. National lockdowns and travel bans forced it to temporarily close much of its store estate earlier in the year.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…As infection levels rise again, trading will likely remain tough. Nevertheless, Train remains confident that quality will out. The growth of wealth in countries such as China (where premium Western brands remain coveted) shows no signs of slowing down. Moreover, Burberry has a very strong cash position which should allow it to recover strongly in time.Like Train, I continue to think the £6bn-cap is worth snapping up on current weakness.RELXApproaching 10%, RELX is Train’s fourth-biggest holding. The company specialises in data analystics and also operates a leading global events business. Unsurprisingly, it’s the latter that’s causing investors concern.As you might expect from someone who rarely sells (or buys!), Train doesn’t seem overly phased. This could be because the exhibitions business only accounts for a small proportion of RELX’s annual revenue and profits.Shares have struggled to recover their mojo since March’s market crash. At 18 times forecast FY21 earnings, however, this could be a great time to load up on this quality FTSE 100 company.DiageoPremium spirits giant Diageo takes up another near-10% of Train’s portfolio. The fact that he’s willing to retain such a big holding despite the ongoing threat of the coronavirus coupled with a big recession is a testament to how highly he rates the company.We’ve seen a brief recovery in the share price recently but it would be foolhardy to suggest we’re through the worst. Expect another bout of volatility as more pubs and bars are required to close across the UK. At least investors can enjoy the dividends in the meantime.UnileverAnother consumer goods favourite of Train’s is also one of the biggest UK-listed stocks: Unilever. In sharp contrast to companies already mentioned, the Marmite-maker’s share price has already recovered from March’s market sell-off. And then some.Paying through the nose for any stock isn’t recommended. Then again, it’s hard to imagine this FTSE 100 giant suffering the same fate as other more discretionary stocks if the pandemic continues into 2021. It won’t double in value soon, but Unilever remains a great defensive FTSE 100 pick, in my view. London Stock ExchangeAt 10% of his portfolio, London Stock Exchange is Train’s biggest holding. One reason for this is its superb performance over the last few years. Had one bought the stock five years ago, one would now be sitting on a gain of roughly 240%. Just owning LSE since mid-March would have grown one’s cash by almost 50%. Shares in the £31bn-cap trade on a frothy 41 times FY20 earnings. Nevertheless, Train appears reluctant to sell. This could be because he believes there’s more volatility ahead for markets — something that should do no harm to LSE’s revenue. LSE is due to release an update on trading over Q3 on October 23.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images center_img See all posts by Paul Summers 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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2021-07-05

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2 cheap UK shares to buy now

first_img See all posts by Christopher Ruane 2 cheap UK shares to buy now Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: BAB IMB Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! christopherruane owns shares of Babcock International Group and Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. So, why is this among my list of cheap UK shares to buy now?I think the warning of the potential write-down was actually good news, not bad. It wasn’t signalling that the business value has dramatically deteriorated, in my interpretation. Instead, it showed that a new management team were taking a disciplined look at how best to account for the company’s performance. I see that as being like a dentist telling me I need a filling. The news may be hard to take, but it’s better for me than just saying nothing.Until we get a clearer sense of what Babcock’s future earnings are likely to be, it is hard to say whether the valuation is fair or not. However, the company’s shares now suggest a company valuation of just £1.3bn. That seems low for a company with long-term relationships with customers like the Royal Navy as well as a £16.8bn order book.Babcock could yet turn out to be a value trap. Past earnings aren’t indicative of future earnings, especially if the board decides that prior accounting methodology isn’t the best one for the company to use in future. Some analysts worry that to raise cash, the company could need a rights issue. I do think that is a possibility, but continue to see value in the company’s assets. Directors buying shares last month also boosted my confidence in my own purchase.Imperial Brands is among the cheap UK shares to buy nowIf there was a bank account offering a 10% interest rate, the Sunday papers would be full of it.But cigarette maker Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) offers roughly a 10% yield and continues to see its share price in the doldrums. Now, a yield isn’t the same as an interest rate. There is no guarantee that it will be sustained, and indeed last year the company cut its dividend level. Added to that, the company’s focus on cigarettes worries some analysts given the structural shifts in cigarette usage in many markets.Despite all of that, I still have Imperial on my list of cheap UK shares to buy now. The company owns brands such as Rizla and John Player Special. While cigarettes are declining in developed markets, it continues to have pricing power. The company’s recent strategy session with investors indeed emphasised plans to offset volume declines by continuing to click prices up.Meanwhile, it continues to pay out a quarterly dividend which yields close to 10% at the current share price. For me it’s a cheap UK share hiding in plain sight. 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. There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Between Brexit and the pandemic, UK shares still look cheap from a global perspective. The price-to-earnings ratio of the Dow Jones Index in the US is 32. That compares to around 23 for the FTSE All Share index. That is one reason I am looking for cheap UK shares to buy now. Here are two I’ve been buying this year.An out-of-favour engineering firmLooking at the chart for engineering conglomerate Babcock (LSE: BAB) can be demoralising. For many years the company’s shares have kept falling. Last month things took a turn for the worse, after the company announced that it may need to write down the value of some contracts.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… Image source: Getty Images. 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. 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2021-07-05

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Instead of Oatly shares, I’m buying this plant-based food-maker

first_img Enter Your Email Address Christopher Ruane | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: ULVR Instead of Oatly shares, I’m buying this plant-based food-maker Image source: Getty Images 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. Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now There has been great excitement around Oatly (NASDAQ: OTLY) shares being listed on the stock market in the US. Investors are enthusiastic about the company’s strong brand. They also like its strategic positioning that capitalises on a consumer shift to vegan food and drinks. I see value in those attributes too – but there’s a company I think can capitalise on them more than Oatly. Oatly and vegan trendsThe company in question is Unilever (LSE: ULVR). Unilever is well known for its portfolio of brands, which include foods such as Hellmann’s and Ben & Jerry’s. The company has identified some of the same shifts that have helped make Oatly popular. That’s why Unilever has set ambitious targets for its plant-based food brands.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…Oatly may do well from a consumer shift to plant-based foods and drinks. But I think Unilever has three crucial advantages over it that make it more attractive to me than investing in Oatly shares.Oatly shares and brand-buildingOatly has done a great job building brand recognition for its flagship drink in just a few years. But Unilever is a proven marketing machine. It has over a century of experience under its belt.Its broad portfolio has given it experience of building brands in different market segments, across most countries and throughout the economic cycle. So, for example, if the economy worsens, its consumers can trade down to cheaper brands while staying within the Unilever franchise. Magnum may not be affordable, but Wall’s will be.That allows Unilever to build brands that maintain relevance over decades. It is not dependent on behavioural shifts among higher-spending consumers — one concern I have with Oatly shares. Unilever is rolling out its Vegetarian Butcher brand to more markets. It also plans to increase vegan products under the Hellmann’s, Magnum and Wall’s brands.Distribution networkA second advantage is Unilever’s distribution network.It already has relationships with retailers ranging from global hypermarket groups to small convenience stores. Selling a broad range of products means that it can maintain sales coverage more cost effectively compared to food companies with a narrow range.Demand for plant-based products has grown strongly. But they don’t sell themselves. It’s important to have the right expertise to get them listed in retailers. Selling to a few select outlets in developed markets is one thing. But scaling a brand in mass-markets from Aberdeen to Zimbabwe is a very different task. Unilever has the resources and expertise needed for that.Supply and manufacturing footprintWith its existing food businesses, Unilever is deeply embedded in supply chains from the bottom up. It also has a complex manufacturing operation spanning the globe. Its 40 ice cream factories, for example, stretch from Gloucester to South Africa.That allows it to transform ideas that click with consumers into mass-market success stories. The company is targeting €1 billion of annual sales from plant-based foods by 2027.Unilever risksI find Unilever shares a tasty prospect. But, as with Oatly shares, there are risks involved.Plant-based food has seen rapid growth, but that could turn out to be a limited trend. In that case, the focus on growing plant-based sales quickly could hurt profits due to the costs involved. Additionally, a multinational consumer goods company could lose appeal among more environmentally conscious consumers. That could lead to falling sales. It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead!center_img Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares christopherruane owns shares of Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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. 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. See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

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2021-07-05

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What’s next for the Premier 15s?

first_imgThis article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Space invader: Harlequins’ Heather Cowell attacks against DMP Sharks (Getty Images) What’s next for the Premier 15s? The pandemic has ripped through the game like a tornado, leaving a path of destruction. A season null and void, with no rugby in the Premier 15s since January; the title sponsor gone, so too the development league. On top of that, Premier 15s clubs are going through a rigorous return-to-play process.With all that on the menu, I could be forgiven for feeling things are spiralling out of control – but I don’t. Change of this magnitude is not comfortable but there is much to look forward to.We’re about to start the second cycle of the Premier 15s. In years one to three, the biggest change was the product on the field. The enhanced physicality, conditioning and skill levels are obvious, but the tactical strategies employed show the different styles of each side.View from the top: Wasps Ladies director of rugby Giselle Mather (Getty Images)Now years four to six begin. Exeter and Sale replace Richmond and Waterloo; both new sides are coupled with men’s sides and have serious financial backing. It brings the elite women’s game to new regions, allowing girls in the South-West and North-West to see their heroes playing and the pathway that exists.Scrapping the development league, with Premier 15s squad sizes reduced from 60 to 40, will see 200 talented players enrolling in Championship One and Two. With Waterloo and Richmond joining as well, the standard of the second tier will improve dramatically.Two of the major focuses for all clubs in the second Premier 15s cycle are professionalism and commercialisation. Every DoR faces the challenge of starting the process of taking their club – and collectively the sport – from its amateur status to a professional one.“Change of this magnitude is not comfortable but I’m optimistic”Finding ways to make this happen is very difficult but it must be sustainable. The RFU has imposed an initial £60,000 salary cap on each club to ensure it is done gradually and the league remains competitive. High-quality daytime training groups, individualised skill development, strength and conditioning work, and improvements in recovery time, nutrition and sleep will make all the difference. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Wasps Ladies director of rugby Giselle Mather on how the pandemic is affecting the English women’s game With 28 RFU elite contracts protected, clubs adding more part-time players across the league will see the on-field product step up again. This makes the task of commercialising the sport more achievable.During this pandemic the nation has sorely missed live sport. We must channel our energy and resources into marketing our matches, bringing them to larger audiences and developing fanbases. The women’s game brings its own flavour. It is not trying to copy the men’s game; we cater to what our athletes bring and give them room to express their skill-sets.Bringing a new title sponsor on board is important. Tyrrells gave us a sponsor at the inception of the league but it was not highly involved in promoting the game. We now have a huge opportunity to get the right sponsor for the next stage.The dual lives of female players means they are a unique draw for brands that want to showcase amazing role models. I have doctors, rocket scientists, Forces personnel and engineers in my squad. This is what makes us different to our professional male counterparts.Plus, the profile of the sport is set to rise still further in 2021 with both the Olympics and the World Cup. With sevens players involved in the Premier 15s this season, a title sponsor will be connected to amazing athletes on the world stage in both sevens and 15s.The women’s game has every reason to be confident about its future. The pandemic, whilst creating massive change, has given us the opportunity to reflect, plan and await the ever-nearing return to play with genuine optimism.last_img read more

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2021-06-23

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Canadian Anglican to head Cambridge University

first_img The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector Belleville, IL 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA People By Tali FolkinsPosted Oct 13, 2016 Submit a Job Listing Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem [Anglican Journal] A Canadian Anglican has been chosen to head one of the world’s most prestigious universities. Stephen Toope, who has served on a number of high-profile church bodies, was recently nominated as vice chancellor of the University of Cambridge, according to the University of Toronto’s U o T News. Assuming the appointment will be approved by the university’s governing body, Toope will begin in his new role on Oct. 1, 2017. He will be the 346th vice chancellor in the university’s 800-year history, and is believed to be the first non-Briton to serve in the position.Full article. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Canadian Anglican to head Cambridge University Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 last_img read more

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2021-06-20

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Apopka Burglary Report

first_img 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 December 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm Please enter your name herecenter_img Mama Mia Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleApopka’s biggest story of 2017: City Council advances New Errol to next stageNext articleNew Year’s Holiday Celebration: Drive sober or get pulled over Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 12/23/2017The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending December 23rd shows 15 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Four burglaries were reported at residences located in the 500 BLOCK of LAKE BRIDGE LN, the 1600 BLOCK of PICKARD CIR, the 900 BLOCK of MAPLE CT, and the 700 BLOCK of IROQUOIS DR.No businesses reported burglaries this week.11 vehicle burglaries were reported in the 300 BLOCK of S LAKE CORTEZ DR (3 incidents), the 100 BLOCK N LAKE AVE, the 1300 BLOCK of OLD APOPKA RD, 400 BLOCK LAKE BRIDGE LN (2 incidents), the 300 BLOCK of E OAK ST, the 900 BLOCK of ASHWORTH OVERLOOK DR, the 2000 BLOCK of OLD SOUTH LN, and the 800 BLOCK of ASHWORTH OVERLOOK DRChief Michael McKinley, of the APD, 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 – Residential11 – Vehicle I can’t help but notice that some of these locations of the vehicle burglaries in these reports I read all the time, I keep seeing the very same streets over and over, listed in these vehicle burglary reports……why is that?last_img read more

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2021-06-19

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Plaza Residences / Migdal Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85010/plaza-residence-migdal-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily 2008 Plaza Residences / Migdal ArquitectosSave this projectSavePlaza Residences / Migdal Arquitectos Year:  Mexico Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectos+ 21 Share “COPY” “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/85010/plaza-residence-migdal-arquitectos Clipboard Projects Plaza Residences / Migdal Arquitectos Text description provided by the architects. Due to the redesign and recovery of the Historic Center of Mexico City, Paseo de la Reforma, one of the most important avenues of the city, reemerges as the most beautiful commercial, cultural and historic avenue of the metropolis. In recent years, distinct real estate property developments of exceptional importance and magnitude have been developed on this avenue. One of these new developments is the Plaza Residences building; an emblematic building. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe building is flanked by two cultural landmarks that enroot it with the historic past of the area, the Monument to Columbus and the Monument to the Revolution. The shape of the building gives richness and movement to the urban context. Plaza Residences becomes a sculpturesque object that acts as a showcase that defines the Monument to Columbus on one of the most sightly corners of Avenida Reforma. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosIn response to the Columbus traffic circle, the building, with its glass interior façade, is erected in the shape of a boomerang, creating a concave interior space that we give to the city by way of Reforma. This concave shape opens up and embraces the majestic traffic circle, integrating it into its concept. The boomerang shape draws out from a long linear element which constringes into the plot with the intention of presenting a considerable unfoldment of façade towards Reforma, making it possible to favor all the apartments with views towards the majestic avenue. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe existing urban belt continues thanks to the basement of the building, which is presented as a continuous element with a collection of perforations. This stone pedestal gives presence to the first floors that accommodate common areas, commercial areas and services. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe building is an abstract entity giving a sense of scalelessness; its principal façade present itself as a smooth-skinned glass curtain, permitting, at a glance, the loss of perception of the building’s floors. The building’s skin is accentuated with randomly placed aluminum mullions, which control the effect of the sun, while creating an interesting effect of light and shadow in the concave shape. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe apartment tower is divided into two zones, both with independent access and lobbies. Each apartment is designed based on the position occupied thereby in the tower according to its orientation. The building has apartments and suites of between 60 and 170 square meters, 4 basement parking lots, common areas for the apartments and a commercial ground floor. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosArt is integrated into the Plaza Residences project by means of a raised mural plaza or “pisal”, which, apart from being a common plaza, also serves as a transition towards the exterior, further favoring visual contact towards the great avenue. The apartments, of single or double height. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosDue to its circular shape and horizontal bands of its convex façade, the building becomes an abstract crown in contrast to the Cantera stone of the monument to the Revolution. The passage ways to access the suites that run the entire length of the building become viewpoints providing a unique view of Mexico City. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe corners of the building emphasize its height with an abstract language by means of vertical elements which break the horizontality of the aluminum mullions. One of the vertical elements shifts position to move and converts itself with a group of columns and glass in a “box of light”, giving presence to the building. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe building accommodates a business center, fitness center, projection room, swimming pool with a bird’s-eye view of Reforma; a kid’s club, lounge, events hall, parking lot, common open-air plaza and technology. Save this picture!Courtesy of migdal arquitectosThe constructive system of Plaza Residences is complex and specialized. We used a high volume of concrete and steel in a remarkable system, from the soil mechanics system to the constructive system. The volume of concrete used was 51,707.50 m2 Save this picture!PlanWe used a complex and specialized engineering as the pressure retaining system and as a resistant system against Mexico City earthquakes. We used metal box piles at 54 meters, such as an hybrid system of box pile and “milan walls” to give support to the basement.Save this picture!PlanAbove the basement is a 20-floor apartment tower. The structure is of reinforced (structural steel) concrete columns. The reinforced concrete was subsequently poured in order to form the main structure. Save this picture!SectionPlaza Residences is a Susteinable Building which has a façade with alluminum mullions which control the effect of the sun. Also has water tank, a reserve for firefighting, hydrants, pressurized fire escapes and controlled accesses with quick-release fire doors. Common Pump Room for drinking water tank and rainwater tank. Ten water tanks in the Roof area. Anaerobic Treatment Plant. A 1,281-Kw electrical substation, emergency plant, energy saving systems with sensor and timer-controlled electric lights in the parking lot basements, the passageways of the apartment tower and common areas. Five gas tanks, a carbon monoxide detection system in the parking lots, an air ventilation and air injection system in the parking lot basements, ventilation in the common area kitchen, ventilation in the swimming pool area, and ventilation in the kitchens, restrooms and utility rooms of the apartments. Evaporative air coolers are installed for servicing the common areas. Six elevators, and freight elevators in Basements E-1 and E-2.Project gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture / MoMAArticlesIn Progress: PGGM Headquarters / Mateo ArquitecturaArticlesProject locationAddress:Mexico City, D.F., MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Migdal Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•Mexico City, Mexico CopyAbout this officeMigdal ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityResidentialHousingMexicoPublished on October 29, 2010Cite: “Plaza Residences / Migdal Arquitectos” 29 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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2021-06-17

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Onjuku Beach House / BAKOKO

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectSkylightsFAKROPivot roof window FP_-V preSelectText description provided by the architects. Onjuku is a popular seaside resort and fishing town on Chiba’s Pacific coast, about an hour and a half by train from Tokyo. The beach house is sited behind a bluff, 300 meters from Onjuku’s famous white sand beach. Built for an international couple—the husband is a lifelong surfer—who live and work in Tokyo, this weekend getaway may become a permanent residence once they reach retirement. Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKOThe home’s concealed entrance is served by a Japanese genkan, separating the home proper from a built-in shed for stashing surfboards and bicycles. This tunnel-like outer porch connects the gated rear entryway and the wooden deck which incorporates a built-in seat and planter. Timber shutters slide across the entire southern eave, securely locking-down the home to protect it from seasonal typhoons. Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKOFrom the road, the home maintains an intentionally low profile. Its austere stained tongue and groove cladding is sourced from native Japanese cedar. Returning from the beach, a private outdoor shower leads directly into the tiled bathroom. An intimate garden provides a tranquil backdrop to the sunken bathtub. Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKOThe home’s dark exterior skin contrasts with its light and airy interior. The double-height living space is occupied by a spruce-clad box that supports a loft space above and contains the master bedroom, WC, and bathroom below. Careful detailing has incorporated the staircase and doors that close flush to conceal these private rooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKOSitting at the built-in desk upstairs, one can gaze out the sea for inspiration. The shallow pitched roof is accessible via a ladder extending into a large pivoting skylight. Since the home is intended for casual entertaining, the loft spaces and a timber-lined lower study double as occasional guest rooms. Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKOThe home is predicated on passive design principles. Generous south-oriented glazing is shaded by the eaves in summer. Cross ventilation captures cool sea breezes. Slotted perforations milled into the wooden balustrade promote air circulation and cleanly conceal mechanical air conditioning units. In winter, the wood-burning stove provides renewable heat energy. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessYading Cliff Building Competition Entry / ELEVArticlesZ House / nred arquitectosSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290960/onjuku-beach-house-bakoko Clipboard Onjuku Beach House / BAKOKOSave this projectSaveOnjuku Beach House / BAKOKO CopyAbout this officeBAKOKOOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOnjuku-machiDabasHousesWood3D ModelingJapanPublished on November 09, 2012Cite: “Onjuku Beach House / BAKOKO” 09 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?御宿町海滨别墅 / BAKOKO是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Houses Year:  Architects: BAKOKO Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of BAKOKO+ 32 Share Projectscenter_img Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Japan “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290960/onjuku-beach-house-bakoko Clipboard Manufacturers: FAKRO Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Onjuku-machi, Japan Area:  135 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Onjuku Beach House / BAKOKOlast_img read more

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2021-06-17

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