Markets lifted by bullish US economy

first_img Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp US stocks rose yesterday on strong earnings and signs of a strengthening economy, even as a surge in the price of oil highlighted the potential for increased political risk in the Middle East to upset markets. Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman said on Monday that President Hosni Mubarak has asked him to start a dialogue with all political forces, while Egypt’s armed forces pledged not to fire on peaceful demonstrators.The latest news calmed markets after stocks suffered their biggest fall in nearly six months on Friday. The improved sentiment helped the Market Vectors Egypt Index rise 7.9 per cent, indicating investors’ appetite for risk in the region had recovered somewhat.“It’s creating a great opportunity to step up and increase exposure to emerging markets and other areas of the international markets,” said Robert Lutts, president and chief investment officer at Cabot Money Management in Salem, Massachusetts. “I’m optimistic that this will be resolved and blow over.”Relief that the turmoil appeared not to be escalating allowed investors to focus on data showing stronger US personal spending and regional manufacturing, while better-than-expected earnings from Exxon Mobil sent the company’s shares up more than 2 per cent.Exxon Mobil gained 2.1 per cent to $80.68 after the world’s largest publicly traded oil company reported a 53 per cent increase in quarterly profit. Its shares closed up at $80.68 after earlier in the day hitting a two-year high of $80.82. M&A activity also helped lift stocks. Massey Energy rose 9.8 per cent to $62.86 after Alpha Natural Resources agreed to a $7.1bn deal to create the second largest US coal miner by market value. On the economic front, the Commerce Department said US consumer spending rose in December for a sixth straight month, while a separate report showed business activity in the US Midwest grew more than expected in January. In other M&A action, CNOOC will pay $1.3bn in its second shale deal with America’s Chesapeake Energy, the latest move by China’s top offshore oil producer in its aggressive drive for overseas acquisitions. Chesapeake advanced 8 per cent to $29.53.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 68.23 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 11,891.93. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 9.78 points, or 0.77 per cent, to 1,286.12. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 13.19 points, or 0.49 per cent, to 2,700.08. Monday 31 January 2011 7:50 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia Markets lifted by bullish US economy Tags: NULL KCS-content last_img read more


Corporate tax cut – but not for the banks

first_img BUSINESSES welcomed George Osborne’s decision to go further and faster in lowering corporation tax in yesterday’s Budget.But banks didn’t get the cut, with the Treasury increasing its bank levy for the second time in as many months in order to offset the gain they would have received from the corporate tax measure.Osborne announced that he would cut corporation tax by 2p – a penny more than expected – to 26p from April. The headline rate is expected to fall by 1p a year until it hits 23p in 2014-15. But the chancellor was quick to single out banks: “To ensure that this is not a net tax cut for banks, I am adjusting the bank levy rate next year to offset its effect,” he declared.Although banks will benefit from the tax cut this year, they will then have to pay out £780m more than expected over the following three years due to a larger rise in the government’s bank balance sheet levy. It will rise to an 0.078 per cent charge on their global assets rather than the planned 0.075 per cent. The change marks the second surprise jump in the levy since the country’s five main banks signed up to project Merlin, in which the government vowed to provide a stable tax environment. The £780m increase is in addition to £800m extra raised from the levy increase this year.KPMG tax partner Tom Aston said: “While the bank levy increase is small, this is the second… and some banks will be alarmed by the direction of travel.” PwC’s Matthew Barling said: “The tinkering with the levy has resulted in four different rates being in force during… this year and next, which is representative of the complexity of tax rules the sector now faces.”A spokesman for Standard Chartered said: “We just want to see consistency and agreement across the globe on these levies.” Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share Corporate tax cut – but not for the banks center_img Wednesday 23 March 2011 9:56 pm 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more


Ukraine’s legislature sends gambling tax bill to second reading

first_img Ukraine’s legislature sends gambling tax bill to second reading Previously, plans for gambling tax in Ukraine’s newly-regulated landscape called for a rate ranging from 10% to 30% of gross revenue depending on vertical.  The Rada first voted on whether to pass the bill into law, without the need for a second reading. Although many more deputies voted for the bill than against, by a 217-59 margin, 55 members either abstained or didn’t vote. As a result, the bill fell short of the 226 votes required to pass a bill without a second reading. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Ukraine’s legislature, the Verkhovna Rada, has progressed a bill to set gambling taxes in the country to a second reading, though an attempt to wave through the proposal with a single vote failed. The bill had previously been scheduled for a first reading on 19 May, but this vote was delayed to June. The proposal – bill 2713-D – was first put forward by a legislative committee in February this year and would set tax rates at 10% of gross revenue for all verticals. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Ukraine Tags: Verkhovna Rada Topics: Uncategorized After this vote failed, deputies then voted on whether to instead simply pass the bill to a second reading. In this case, 229 deputies voted for the bill and 58 against, allowing it to pass. It argued that as gambling could have a negative social impact, taxes should therefore be designed to limit consumption through higher duties.  7th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Last month, just before the originally scheduled vote, the tax bill was criticised by the Scientific and Expert Management Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, which said the taxes should be higher in order to protect state and local budgets. Uncategorized Winnings are taxed at eight times the annual minimum wage in the country, or UAH48,000 (£1,223/€1,429/$1,745).  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, the proposal also repeals a threefold increase in licence fees that would have applied until the country established a central monitoring system for gambling.  Email Addresslast_img read more


National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgNational Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK.ke)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Bank of Kenya (NBK) Limited is a financial services institution providing banking products and services for the retail, commercial corporate and Islamic banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to term deposits, personal loans and overdrafts, insurance premium finance, liquidity management, treasury services, custodial services and asset finance services. National Bank of Kenya offers mortgage products to salaried and business customers under the National Homes brand. The company also offers account relationship management and bancassurance products. It operates through a wide network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. National Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more


La Convención convierte la solicitud diocesana en tasación obligatoria en…

first_img Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention, Rector Knoxville, TN 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 Rector Collierville, TN General Convention 2015, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Washington, DC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC 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 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA center_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Press Release Service New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Por Mary Frances Schjonberg y Tracy SukrawPosted Jul 6, 2015 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Episcopal News Service – Salt Lake City] La Convención General, en las últimas horas de su reunión de nueve días en esta ciudad, hizo obligatorio el sistema de solicitud presupuestaria diocesana, que actualmente es voluntario, para el ciclo del presupuesto 2019-2021 e impuso sanciones para los que no cumplan.La Resolución Sustituta D013 también ajusta el canon de la Iglesia sobre el presupuesto al proceso que se ha venido usando en los últimos años para elaborar el presupuesto.La aprobación final de la D013 se produjo después de que la Convención tomó la decisión relativamente inusual de remitir a un comité de conferencia la versión enmendada por los obispos de la Resolución D013. El proceso del comité de conferencia se usa para crear la forma definitiva de una resolución que ha de someterse a la consideración de ambas cámaras en un período de tiempo más breve del que tomaría devolver la resolución enmendada a su comité legislativo regular. La última vez que se usó [este recurso] fue en 1997, según la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, Rda. Gay Clark Jennings, que participó en ella. En esa ocasión implicó la Resolución A053 para poner en vigor los derechos obligatorios de las mujeres clérigos conforme al estatuto canónico.La tasación obligatoria no se aplicará al próximo presupuesto trienal 2016-2018, sino que entrará en vigor el 1 de enero de 2019. Sin obtener dispensa, una diócesis que no pague la tasación completa no podrá obtener subvenciones o préstamos de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS), a menos que el Consejo Ejecutivo apruebe específicamente el desembolso del dinero.(La Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) es el nombre con el cual la Iglesia Episcopal está incorporada, funciona empresarialmente y lleva a cabo la misión).La resolución le permite al Consejo comenzar a otorgar dispensas a diócesis que no pagan, basándose en dificultades económicas, a partir del 1 de enero de 2016. El Consejo convino en enero en crear un llamado Comité de Revisión de Tasaciones Diocesanas para trabajar con aquellas diócesis que no cumplen con la totalidad de la solicitud denominacional.El obispo de la República Dominicana, Julio César Holguín Khoury, se dirigió a los obispos a través de un intérprete durante el debate sobre la resolución, el 3 de julio, diciendo: “por favor, tomen nota del hecho de que hay algunas diócesis que reciben subsidios para ayudarlas en su función presupuestaria, y por lo que entiendo aquí se les está exigiendo que paguen la cantidad total de lo que aquí se especifica. Eso sería muy difícil, por ejemplo, para las diócesis de la IX Provincia que no podrían cumplir ese mandato”.A lo cual el obispo de la Florida John Howard replicó: “Esas son precisamente las circunstancias que esta resolución contempla y por las cuales lo más probable es que se otorgue una dispensa”.El presupuesto 2016-2018 que la Convención adoptó el 2 de julio se basa en parte en solicitar que las diócesis y zonas regionales de misión contribuyan con un 18 por ciento de sus ingresos para financiar el presupuesto de 2016; un 16,5 por ciento para el presupuesto de 2017 y un 15 por ciento para el de 2018.La contribución diocesana de cada año en el presupuesto trienal se basa en el ingreso de la diócesis de dos años antes, menos $120.000. A las diócesis se les pidió este año que contribuyeran con un 19 por ciento de sus ingresos de dos años antes, menos $120.000. El presupuesto 2016-2018 aumenta la exención a $150.000.De las 109 diócesis y tres zonas regionales, 49 diócesis pagaron la totalidad de la solicitud o más en 2014. Una lista de los compromisos y pagos diocesanos de 2013 y de los compromisos de 2014 puede verse aquí.Una copia del presupuesto se encuentra aquí.La principal razón de un comité de conferencia que se reunió el 3 de julio para perfeccionar una versión de la resolución sobre la cual ambas cámaras pudieran convenir fue que los obispos enmendaron la resolución propuesta por el Comité Legislativo sobre Gobierno y Estructura de la Convención General y adoptada por los diputados al eliminar el texto que proporciona un estipendio al presidente de la Cámara de Diputados.El Equipo de Trabajo para Reinventar la Iglesia Episcopal pidió esa compensación en su informe a la Convención (página 12 aquí) y en su Resolución original A004.“Cuando alguien se ofrece voluntariamente para hacer un trabajo, no constituye una injusticia no pagarle”, dijo el obispo Steven Miller, de la Diócesis de Milwaukee, durante el debate en la Cámara de Obispos el 3 de julio.El obispo de Colorado, Rob O’Neill, que después participaría en el comité de conferencia, le dijo a sus colegas durante el mismo debate que “debe sostenerse una conversación cuidadosa y considerada al margen del lenguaje que nos impone la revisión canónica”. Él dijo que quería darle tiempo y espacio a esa conversación para que se produjera en lugar y de manera adecuados.El comité de conferencia añadió 10 decisiones respecto a un salario para el presidente de los diputados, en los que hacen notar que los papeles tanto del Obispo Primado como del presidente de los Diputados continúan evolucionando y la vida y la obra de la Iglesia como un todo “se encuentran en un momento de transición substancial” al tiempo que “las estructuras de la Iglesia siguen evolucionando”. Hay “crecientes demandas de tiempo y energía” del[de la] presidente de la Cámara de Diputados, que también sirve como vicepresidente de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera y vicepresidente del Consejo Ejecutivo.La resolución señala que “la Cámara de Diputados es de la opinión que sólo personas jubiladas o que cuentan con recursos económicos sustanciales tienen la capacidad económica para servir como presidentes de la Cámara de Diputados”, pero que [la Cámara] debería poder elegir a un presidente sin tener en cuenta sus circunstancias económicas. Y la resolución dice que los diputados creen que el salario es cuestión de justicia y que es importante para la Iglesia “explorar completa y abiertamente los problemas del liderazgo”, incluida la compensación del [de la] presidente.“La Cámara de Obispos entiende y aprecia la contundencia de la posición de la Cámara de Diputados, y las cuestiones de justicia que le son inherentes”, decía la resolución.La resolución pide que el Obispo Primado y el presidente de la Cámara de Diputados nombren conjuntamente un equipo de trabajo para considerar los temas del liderazgo y la compensación. El equipo de trabajo hará recomendaciones a la próxima reunión de la Convención.Sally Johnson, diputada de Minnesota, que presidió el comité de conferencia, así como el comité de gobierno y estructura, dijo a los diputados que el comité de conferencia, compuesto por ella, el vicepresidente de los diputados Byron Rushing, el diputado del Sureste de la Florida Tom O’Brian, el obispo de la Florida John Howard, el obispo de Colorado Rob O’Neill y el obispo de Pensilvania Noroccidental Sean Rowe (que también es obispo provisional de Bethlehem) trabajó durante más de tres horas en la resolución de avenimiento. Fue, dijo ella, “una discusión franca, sincera y muy positiva”.Los obispos, agregó, “expresaron preocupación” de que fuera prematuro añadir un estipendio para el[la] presidente de los diputados en este momento sin más estudio y consideración.El lenguaje de la resolución “probablemente no es perfecto”, dijo ella, añadiendo que podría haber sido “más perfecto” de no haberse redactado en medio de la última jornada legislativa de la Convención.Luego de que los diputados aprobaran la resolución del comité de conferencia en una votación de 684 a 84, Jennings encomió el proceso del comité de conferencia, definiéndolo como uno de los instrumentos disponibles para fomentar “la comunicación, la colaboración y la conversación” con la Cámara de Obispos.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Tracy Sukraw es miembro del equipo de ENS en la Convención General. La Rda. Pat McCaughan, corresponsal de ENS, colaboró con este artículo. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY La Convención convierte la solicitud diocesana en tasación obligatoria en 2019 La resolución establece un proceso para estudiar el salario del presidente de la Cámara de Diputados Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 President of the House of Deputies, Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more


Patio House / MM++ architects

first_img Year:  Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Oki+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Houses Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891827/patio-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Patio House / MM++ architectsSave this projectSavePatio House / MM++ architects Architects: MM++ architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Hiroyuki Oki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891827/patio-house-mm-plus-plus-architects Clipboard Patio House / MM++ architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ArchDaily 2017 Vietnam Manufacturers: BTicino, Daikin, Hafele, AIRMOUNTAINSave this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Windowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a dense residential area of Ho Chi Minh city where houses are built adjacently. The clients are a young couple with 2 kids. The plot is 13m wide x 19m deep. Taking advantage of the land size, the entire house is organized around an interior patio bringing plenty of natural lighting.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiThe house is oriented to the west, an automated sunshade louver controls the sunlight coming through the large openable sky window of the patio in order to keep the house cool and control the direct sunlight. The ground floor is slightly elevated from the street level to keep the views from dining over the carport while the front wall fence brings total privacy and disconnects the house from the busy street.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiWith the deep overhang roof, direct sunlight doesn’t impact the front elevation, totally glazed and openable. Combined with the huge sky window openable, it creates an efficient airflow through each space. On the ground floor, the patio brings enough light for the central planter with a tropical tree, a main focus of the open space to divide the kitchen and dining from the living room. Behind, the master bedroom, with large sliding door windows onto a backyard still benefits of an openness feeling. The bathroom is semi-open air.Save this picture!SectionOn the first floor, the patio distributes an open space, 2 bedrooms and a large balcony with a panoramic view of the cityscape. Large sliding door windows allow opening the space at its maximum, even for the bedroom. A way to encourage interaction between family members and visual connections with the front vegetation, the indoor tree. All the way to the design process, the sun path, the tropical climate and the surrounding environment have been considered to bring comfort, easy maintenance and relaxing feeling in the middle of a dense urban environment. Save this picture!© Hiroyuki OkiProject gallerySee allShow lessPied à terre Gent / Steven VandenborreSelected ProjectsSong Art Museum / Vermilion Zhou Design GroupSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeMM++ architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHo Chi Minh CityVietnamPublished on April 05, 2018Cite: “Patio House / MM++ architects” 05 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


Arson attack on news website in northwestern Ukraine

first_img Organisation UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe September 7, 2020 Find out more UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Organized crimeCorruptionFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Receive email alerts February 26, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns last night’s arson attack on the headquarters of Chetverta Vlada, an investigative news website in the city of Rivne in northwestern Ukraine, and calls for a full and impartial investigation into this attempt to intimidate local journalists.According to the police, an unidentified individual walked into the website’s offices in the basement of a building and used two bottles of gasoline to start a fire. The ensuing blaze completely destroyed one of its offices but fortunately none of the four persons present at the time was injured.“We firmly condemn this attempt to intimidate the investigative press,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “We call on the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a full and impartial investigation into this crime so that both the perpetrators and instigators can be quickly brought to justice.”The arson attack came just five days after the theft of the servers that hosted the Chetverta Vlada site, which is still down. RSF calls for the broadest possible public participation in Chetverta Vlada’s crowdfunding operation with the aim of financing the purchase of equipment to replace what was stolen or damaged in the fire.Created in 2007, Chetverta Vlada specializes in exposing corruption. Its recent investigative reporting has included revelations about the illegal confiscation of land and buildings in Rivne’s old town. The site’s journalists say that, as a result of its reporting, the real estate companies involved lost a lot of money and had to be wound up. Ukraine is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. News February 23, 2018 Arson attack on news website in northwestern Ukraine Related documents bank_details_-_chetverta_vlada.pdfPDF – 91.68 KB Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img to go further Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News RSF_en Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media News Credit: Inna Biletska News Help by sharing this information last_img read more


Pasadena’s Los Angeles College of Music Makes Billboard’s 2020 List of Top Music Schools

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Education Pasadena’s Los Angeles College of Music Makes Billboard’s 2020 List of Top Music Schools By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Monday, April 27, 2020 | 4:31 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) in Pasadena has been listed as one of Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Business Schools, the music and entertainment publisher said Monday.The list includes Billboard’s most expansive and geographically diverse list yet of the top music business schools, including both private and public institutions.“While online, skills-focused music education programs have proliferated during the pandemic, for this report, Billboard chose programs that are primarily campus-based, offering a broader, deeper education and bestowing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree,” the report said. “It’s worth noting that among the highest-achieving young executives in the music business, as profiled in Billboard’s 2019 40 Under 40 feature, nearly 40% said they were graduates of a liberal arts program.”The LACM,located at 370 S Fair Oaks Ave. in Pasadena, offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in music performance, music production, songwriting, composing for visual media and music business. The college has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 2003, and more than 1,000 students have graduated from the school.LACM students have taken advantage of their proximity to Los Angeles with professor-led visits to Capitol Records, Stones Throw Records, Spotify, ASCAP, BMI, Killingsworth Studios and Village Recorders. Recently, a biweekly music business master-class series has welcomed guest speakers such as 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Steve Aiello, ASCAP associate director Brian Reyes and Carlos De La Garza, a Grammy Award-winning producer.Global music business, history of the digital revolution, and time and money management are courses taught by Steve Corn, co-founder of BFM Digital and the Grammy-winning BFM Jazz label.In the report, Billboard cited Sandro Cavazza, a LACM alumnus, who completed Swedish DJ Avicii’s song “Forever Yours” after the EDM (electronic dance music) superstar died in 2018. The track was released in January as “Forever Yours (Tribute)” and reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart.Billboard said those who plan to pursue a career in the music industry could do well to choose from among the colleges and universities profiled in the list.The list, consisting of 28 U.S.-based colleges and at least four overseas schools, is geared toward high school seniors, most of whom must decide where to enrol in college by May 1, the traditional date for decision.The LACM provides regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it impacts the safety and well-being of the college community.In its latest update, LACM said it is currently planning to open for current LACM students to attend classes beginning July 6. If it is deemed possible, the Summer at LACM program (includes Summer Xperience and Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band Camp) will begin the week of June 29, the college said.“LACM recognizes that it may not be possible to launch the Summer at LACM programs as planned, due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 circumstances. If the program(s) were to be cancelled due to health and safety concerns for our community, full refunds will be issued to all participants who have registered,” a LACM statement said.For more information about LACM, visit www.lacm.edu. 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Uttarakhand HC Notifies ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’; A4 Paper & Both Side Printing Made Mandatory

first_imgNews UpdatesUttarakhand HC Notifies ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’; A4 Paper & Both Side Printing Made Mandatory Sparsh Upadhyay2 Jan 2021 2:19 AMShare This – xMaking the use of A-4 sheets with printing on both sides in all the proceedings mandatory, the Uttarakhand High Court has Notified ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’on Thursday (31st December). The ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’ shall apply to all matters including petitions, memorandum of appeals, applications, affidavits, annexures, vakalatnama or any other…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginMaking the use of A-4 sheets with printing on both sides in all the proceedings mandatory, the Uttarakhand High Court has Notified ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’on Thursday (31st December). The ‘High Court Of Uttarakhand Rules, 2020’ shall apply to all matters including petitions, memorandum of appeals, applications, affidavits, annexures, vakalatnama or any other material filed before the Court and they shall come into force from date of their Notification. The Notification issued by the Uttarakhand High Court states that “All cases including petitions, memorandum of appeals, applications, affidavits, annexures, vakalatnama or any other material shall be filed in A-4 size 80 GSM white paper.” As stated, it has further made printing on both sides in all the proceedings mandatory. [NOTE: For utilization of the existing stock of papers with the advocates, they have been allowed to use in alternative, legal size 80 GSM white papers for the aforesaid purpose, till 20.02.2021.] The rules states that the Presentation Form, index, receipt of court fee and brief details of date and events of the case etc. shall be filed in following chronological order- Presentation Form with blank format for scrutiny report on its overleaf. Index. Receipt of court fees paid. Brief details of date and events of the case. Other papers, if any, prior to the Petition, Memorandum of Appeal, Application etc. Further, Petition, Memorandum of Appeal, Application etc. shall be filed in following chronological order- Petition, Memorandum of Appeal, Application, as the case may be, with or without annexures. Affidavit in support of the Petition, Memorandum of Appeal, Application, as the case may be, with or without annexures. Interlocutory Application, if any. Affidavit in support of the Interlocutory Application, if any. Vakalatnama. Other papers, if any. Importantly, in any exceptional situation arising from natural calamity, disaster, pandemic or in any other extraordinary circumstance, the Chief Justice may order for deviation from these rules. Also, The Provisions of the Allahabad High Court Rules, 1952 (as applicable to High Court of Uttarakhand) shall continue to apply to all such matters, which are not covered under these rules. The rules also contain 5 Formats (under Schedule To The Rules). Related News In November 2020, the Allahabad High Court permitted the use of A4 size paper for all Judicial and Administrative purposes in the High Court and all other Courts, Tribunals and District Courts subordinate to it. Recently, the Orissa High Court has intimated that the administrative side of the Court is taking necessary steps on the issue pertaining to use of A4 sheets for filings before judicial forums in the state. A Bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice Dr. BR Sarangi made this observation while disposing of a PIL seeking permission for use of A4 sheets in the High Court and all other judicial forums in Orissa. In October 2020, it was notified that all the petitions, affidavits, memoranda of appeal and other proceedings before the High Court of Sikkim and Subordinate Courts shall be filed in superior quality A4 sized paper. A circular to this effect has been uploaded in the official website of the High Court. It is also made clear that the printing shall be done only on one side of the paper and the quality shall be at least 85 GSM. Through a notification issued in September 2020, the Kerala High Court had allowed the use of A4 sheets for filing petitions, affidavits, memoranda of appeal and other proceedings before it. The Kerala HC HAD said that all filings before it from November 2 onwards shall be mandatorily be typewritten/printed on both sides of A4 sheets. In March 2020, the Tripura High Court had approved the use of A4 size papers for filing documents, with print on both the sides, both in the high court as well as the courts subordinate to it. Through a notification issued in February 2020, the Calcutta High Court had allowed the use of white A4 sheets for filings on both its Original and Appellate sides Last month, a PIL was filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to all the High Courts, Tribunals, Judicial and Quasi-judicial bodies in the country, to permit use of A-4 sheets with printing on both sides in all the proceedings. The writ petition, moved by the Youth Bar Association of India through Advocate Manju Jetley, states that use of single side of papers of different sizes in different forums prompts wastage and aggravates the users and manufacturers to abuse resources that are non-renewable. 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Eddy Street closed for construction until June 1

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. –– ‘Tis the season for construction it seems, with another road closure happening this week. Eddy Street, from East Buffalo Street to Catherine Street will be closed daily for the next week and a half for “water line and road repair.” Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Tagged: construction, eddy street, ithaca center_img The work, which actually began yesterday, includes excavating a ditch for the line, then repaving. It’s set to wrap up by June 1. The road will be closed during working hours from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drivers should plan their commutes accordingly. Anna Lamb Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamblast_img read more