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The fall out could be so severe that it could lead to the demise of London as a financial services capital. Next month, after the Comprehensive Spending Review, much of Britain will be reeling as the fiscal axes falls: public workers, hit by a pay freeze and pension clampdown, will be hoping just to keep their jobs. Quangos will be culled by the dozen. Whole government programmes closed down. Those on benefits worried sick. Unions on the war path, stirring up fury at the government.And in the middle of all this will come the Christmas bonus season, with bankers – widely blamed for all the problems in the first place, and bailed out at taxpayers’ expense – awarding themselves riches that others can barely dream of. We will certainly not all be in this together.There is only one political response to this, and it is as certain as night follows day: the government, to satisfy the public baying for blood, will launch a massive punitive clamp down on financial services. The Chancellor, George Osborne, can see the car crash clearly ahead, but believes there is little he can do. He has already threatened a new bonus tax, while Treasury officials are bracing themselves for prolonged crisis management. Already many of the banks are rewriting their long term business plans to move future activity away from London, and this will only accelerate. Osborne – who understands the importance of banking – doesn’t want to be the Chancellor that oversees the demise of London as a financial services capital, but if that’s the price of rescuing the economy, then so be it. Politically, he has no choice.Boris Johnson has urged banks to pre-empt the public mood by giving massive donations to charities, making it easier for him to defend them. Marcus Agius, the chairman of Barclays, and Richard Lambert, the director-general of the CBI, have both urged banks to restrain themselves to drain the poison from public debate.We clearly need a new settlement between politicians and bankers, allowing them to leave in peace again. But that depends on the banks, who have been in deep discussion, but without a hint of agreement. Banking is so competitive that it’s easier to herd cats than get them to act together.There is also a streak of crisis denial in the City, with bankers, arguing they deserve the bonuses, planning to cock a snook at the ungrateful public. But whether the bonuses are right or wrong is immaterial – this is raw politics, where public mood trumps fine arguments. The bankers are acting like a motorist protesting their innocence to a road rage driver with a large baseball bat. Banks should pick battles they can win, and it is in their long term interest they don’t pick this one. What is needed is large public gestures – Barclays sponsoring the Mayor’s bike hire scheme has done more for its image than any announcement. We need high profile bonus kings to put the long term interest of the industry first, and defer their rewards. The Chancellor too can do something – he should start selling the public shares in the banks. The Treasury stake in Lloyds bank, worth about £21bn, is now greater than the bailout, meaning that the Chancellor can reassure the public they have made money on the whole debacle (the share in RBS is not quite there yet). In the US, selling bank shares to repay the public dramatically altered the politics of banking. It is time to start doing the same here.Anthony Browne is policy director for the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. KCS-content
The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2003 interim results for the half year.For more information about The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL.mw) 2003 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) manages a closed-end fund that invests in a diversified of Malawi Stock Exchange listed shares and unlisted private securities. The principle objective of NITL is to provide a vehicle for the public to participate in equity investment in Malawi. The fund is a product of Malawi’s progressive privatisation policy and provides income and capital growth opportunities for investors. Financial gain from investments are tax free if held for more than a year. NITL manages a portfolio of investments with funds raised by selling units allocated according to the amount invested in the fund. The NITL manages two Unit Trusts; the NITL Local Equity Fund and the NITL Global Opportunities Fund. Both provide favourable middle- to long-term performance with controlled risk and tax-free earnings. The holding company is based in Mauritius. The National Investment Trust Plc (NITL) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2010 abridged results.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) 2013 abridged results.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Japan “COPY” 2015 CopyHouses•Yokohama, Japan “COPY” Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.+ 24 Share Area: 174 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Prototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning Houses Architects: Javier Mariscal, Lara Pérez-Porro, Tatsumi Planning Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782235/prototype-house-in-japan-javier-mariscal-plus-lara-perez-porro Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782235/prototype-house-in-japan-javier-mariscal-plus-lara-perez-porro Clipboard Year: Photographs: Tatsumi Planning Co.Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.Text description provided by the architects. The context:Japan, a different mindsetThis house, now built up in Yokohama, will never be occupied by a young couple with or without kids, a retired husband and wife or a business woman with a tight schedule and a big wardrobe. This is a prototype house built by a Japanese real state agency to showcase a new concept design within its catalogue for potential clients.Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.May sound weird in an occidental culture but it’s a very common practice in Japan where those who dream about living in a detached house with garage and backyard provide their own plot and get in contact with the agency that better matches its expectancies. AS a consequence the process of buying a house becomes something similar to buying just a product, associated to standard solutions but with the possibility to adjust the original concept design to your own needs.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis mindset will affect the process in all its stages, from the architectonic project or the making of the prototype to the sales method, the adjustment of the project to the client requests and finally the construction at the specific site. The use of standard solutions tested previously by the building company, usually linked to prefabricated construction systems, allows reducing the final price. Most part of the decisions adopted during the project are consequence of this method although those who are not familiar with the Japanese culture cannot appreciate just looking at the final image.Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.The briefing.The briefing we receive is concise, a Mediterranean house in Japan built in wood!! After the first shock and spending a couple of weeks in the Land of the Rising Sun things seem to be clearer. We approach the eastern way of life, get inside the habits of Japanese people and understand the method described previously. We decide to start with a strong concept design that provides character and identity and that will remain unaltered throughout the process of adjustment to each client needs.Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.The Mediterranean recalls the sound of the sea, the salted taste, the smell of the pine trees, all of them details that obviously we cannot find in the outskirts of Yokohama. But it means also sun, light, shadows and fresh air (or suffocating air). A courtyard, a traditional element in the Mediterranean architecture, will be our central piece. We design a house that transmits intimacy, which is difficult to reach in the dense pattern of Japanese cities, and at the same time enjoy the environment. We aim for the “exterior” to sneak inside and the “interior” to escape outside.Save this picture!First Floor PlanInterior and exterior get in touch in a lot of corners and in many different ways. We find big terraces or little balconies, covered by shadows or sunbathed, entries protected by lattices, exterior corners where to enjoy a summer meal and the courtyard as the core element surrounded by the rest of the house. Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.The courtyard at the core of the house, protected from unwanted viewings, becomes the center of the ground floor offering natural light, air and transparency. Crossing ventilations and perspectives offer a perception of the space as wide an unique giving an image far away from the classical tiny proportions of the Japanese architecture. All the windows have been though from the inside and intend to be a reflection of the daily activity at the house. Small and low windows if we want to take a look outside from the bathtub, following the diagonal of the stairs or at the end of a corridor to enlarge the perspective. Big windows at the living room just to widen the space towards the exterior, in front of the kitchen sink to give us a distraction while we wash the dishes. If Le Corbusier defined the house as the “Living Machine” we prefer to feel it as the place to enjoy life.Save this picture!© Tatsumi Planning Co.Project gallerySee allShow lessStudio Li / Anne Rolland ArchitecteSelected ProjectsLEVI’S Stadium / HNTBSelected Projects Share Photographs Prototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi PlanningSave this projectSavePrototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning CopyAbout this officeJavier MariscalOfficeFollowLara Pérez-PorroOfficeFollowTatsumi PlanningOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYokohamaJapanPublished on February 18, 2016Cite: “Prototype House in Japan / Javier Mariscal + Lara Pérez-Porro + Tatsumi Planning” 17 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Stephen Phillips Architects Area Area of this architecture project Gold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips Architects United States “COPY” 2015 Gold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips Architects Save this picture!© Kevin Dole+ 26 Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Calabasas, United States ArchDaily Year: Area: 3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Kevin Dole Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797653/gold-hall-residence-stephen-phillips-architects Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797653/gold-hall-residence-stephen-phillips-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: AGS Stainless, Cembrit, Jeld-Wen, AmkelSave this picture!© Kevin DoleRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapMembranesEffisusGutter Repair – AllTiteGutterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. Giving a facelift to an otherwise aged 1960s Malibu Canyon track home, Stephen Phillips Architects (SPARCHS) creates a sparkling contemporary gem. Located all too near the notorious Piuma Canyon Brush fires, executive television producer Ted Gold and his wife Cara Hall, a graphic designer, took on the challenge to purchase an all wood-sided shed-roof modern home and transform it into something original and beautiful. Save this picture!© Kevin DoleWorking with a minimal budget one step at a time, they hired local California architect Phillips to make a series of strategic surgical design procedures to update, rejuvenate, and fortify their painfully drab house with elegance and style. As the original home had no front entry (it was originally accessed alongside the garage off the side-yard driveway) Phillips most notably created a two-story wrap-around balcony and deck that directed arriving guests to the front of the house. A dramatic new entry hall to the upper living level was added featuring a floating steel staircase with glass and stainless-steel guardrails alongside solid-white oak-wood treads. Save this picture!AxonometricOn the interior, the kitchen was completely renovated opening up towards the family room, dining room, breakfast nook, and entry hall. The baths, bedrooms, and living spaces were all reconstructed with new carpeting, tile, fixtures, and paint. Hall lent her design sensibility to provocatively update all the interior rooms. Save this picture!© Kevin DoleSave this picture!© Kevin DolePhillips’s angular-roof entry becomes the central organizational figure within the overall design. It brings visitors up from the garden to the living area, and uses glass extensively, shaded under a series of shifted and folded roof and wall planes that extend out to the canyon while framing distant mountain views. The new entry creates a dynamic yet relaxing contemporary space that reconfigures an otherwise rambling wooden shack with unclear floor plan into a strong well-organized contemporary dwelling. The family room, kitchen, and main hall all overlook the entry stair that provides views clear out to the mountains and easy access to the yard below. Save this picture!© Kevin DoleFortifying the exterior the architect proposed a combination of cement board and metal panels alongside exterior cement plaster (stucco) wall surfaces to ensure a flame-resistant contemporary new look. The cement board panels serve as a light backdrop to a stunning use of dark metal seam roofing material that folds down, wraps up and around the roof, walls, and balcony. Carefully composed to highlight or diminish existing apertures and disparate housing forms, Phillips created a continuous well-composed design that compliments the pitched roof areas at the front and back of the existing canyon home.Save this picture!ElevationWhat was formally a lackluster wood developer track house becomes a sparkling jewel through only a few carefully designed elements that add bold dynamism alongside much needed value and protection to this unique and contemporary Malibu Canyon home.Save this picture!© Kevin DoleProduct Description:Built in a high-fire zone adjacent to the significant Malibu Fire of 2007, the architect fortified the exterior surfaces with a combination of cement board and metal panels alongside exterior cement plaster (stucco) to ensure a 1-hr flame-resistant contemporary new look. The cement board panels serve as a light backdrop to a stunning use of dark metal seam roofing which folds down, wraps up and around the roof, walls, and balcony. Project gallerySee allShow less10 Ways to Improve Your Architecture CV and Get Through the Interview ProcessArchitecture NewsFly Through Herzog & de Meuron’s Hamburg Elbphilharmonie at 2 Different SpeedsArchitecture News Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStephen Phillips ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationCalabasasUnited StatesPublished on January 14, 2017Cite: “Gold Hall Residence / Stephen Phillips Architects” 14 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
BostonPolice forces killed four anti-government protesters in Chile during the first week of February. In the U.S., revolutionary hip-hop artists Rebel Diaz played an East Coast tour to benefit organizations on the front line of the people’s rebellion in Chile. They include Hijos de la Primera Linea (Children of the First Line) and CODEPU (La Corporación de Promoción y Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo/Corporation for the Promotion and Defense of the Rights of the People).Members of Rebel Diaz, Nesto Nieves (with camera) of REDio Vision, A Desalambrar and Mapuche flag.Since early October, mass protests have taken over the streets of Santiago, the capital, to demand reversal of government-imposed transportation fare hikes. Police responded by murdering at least 27 protesters; blinding over 500 people by shooting pellets, bullets and gas canisters at their eyes; and arresting 9,794 people, including 1,100 children and youth.People who have increasingly been impoverished by decades of neoliberal austerity — orchestrated by governments that trace their roots to the U.S.-sponsored fascist coup that overthrew socialist President Salvador Allende on Sept.11, 1973 — have been in the streets every day.Today’s protesters, not satisfied with billionaire President Sebastián Piñera’s fare-hike reversal, are demanding his government resign. They also call for a Peoples’ Convention to scrap dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s 1980 laws for a new Constitution. (Pinochet ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990.)‘Repression led to resistance’Rodstarz and his brother G1 of Rebel Diaz explained to a packed house at the Boston Teachers Union hall on Feb. 8 that massive repression has led to massive resistance by young people, union members, Indigenous peoples, migrant workers and social organizations.Moonanum James, a member of the Wampanoag Nation and co-leader of United American Indians of New England, opened the event on a stage framed by flags of the Mapuche Nation, who live in South America’s southern region.Samuel Ordóñez, a representative of the immigrant rights’ group COSECHA, came straight from a victorious hunger strike at the Massachusetts Statehouse for migrant workers’ right to have a driver’s license. He spoke in solidarity with the Chilean people. So did Kristin Turgeon, representing Workers World Party.Members of Harvard’s TPS and DACA Coalition (Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals), Bishop Felipe Texeira’s liberation flock, students from University of Massachusetts Boston and school bus drivers from United Steelworkers Local 8751’s Team Solidarity, which sponsored the concert, pumped fists and rocked in solidarity with the Chilean revolution. Zumix, a youth mentoring and professional sound equipment organization in East Boston, shook the house.Families from the local Chilean community filled the tables. Children led the way on the dance floor. Eroc Arroyo and Opti Brown, from Boston’s legendary Foundation Movement, wowed the audience with their classic raps and effervescent optimism.No one wanted A Desalambrar’s final set to end. Their guitars, wooden flutes, chimes, Andean percussion and sublime, militant poetry brought Chile’s New Song Movement of Victor Jara and other martyrs of the 1973 massacre at Santiago Stadium to glorious life for a new generation of artists and fighters.Eyewitness: ChileThroughout the four-hour event, Nesto Nieves of REDio Vision and Rodstarz projected scenes onto the walls from the front lines of today’s Chilean rebellion. Their eyewitness footage was difficult to watch, as it showed and reported police shootings, rapes, torture, use of poison gas and fire, and gruesome murders.The front-line footage also showed rare and thrilling scenes of street battles led by Hijos de la Primera Linea, together with the peoples’ forces, sending Chile’s police running in an historic military retreat.Rebel Diaz also projected Prensa OPAL, Chile’s live-action coverage of a Jan. 25 street battle in Santiago — a must-see for those who want to understand and lend solidarity to the struggle there. (prensaopal.cl)Rodstarz said his parents were leaders of the MIR (Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria/Revolutionary Left Movement ). The group was targeted by National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon’s CIA, International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation, Wall Street and Chilean generals in their bloody coup.The military murdered and imprisoned tens of thousands of Rodstarz’s parents’ comrades and co-workers. They fled to Chicago and then to the Bronx for their family’s survival.Rebel Diaz dedicated their homage to Florence Reece’s anthem for the 1931 Harlan County coal miners’ strike to the Boston School Bus Drivers’ Union. The group reminded the world that now is the time to act and declare: “Which Side Are You On?” (tiny.cc/rgb3jz)The writer is a member of the Executive Board of United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Boston School Bus Drivers Union.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for March 2nd, 2021Next articleProducers Bullish About Farmland Values Amid Strong Current Conditions NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Mar 2, 2021 Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE US Dairy Farm Numbers Continue to Decline Data from the Department of Agriculture shows the number of licensed dairy operators in the United States continues to decline. Analyzed by the American Farm Bureau Federation in a Market Intel article, USDA’s Milk Production report showed the fourth-largest year-over-year decline in the number of licensed dairy operations in the last 15 years.There were 2,550 fewer licensed dairy operations in 2020 than in 2019, when the number dropped by 3,261. The overall number of licensed operations in the U.S. has marched steadily downward since data collection began, declining by more than 55 percent, from 70,375 in 2003 to 31,657 in 2020.AFBF suggests this recent acceleration of the decline reflects how difficult it is to operate a dairy in a low milk price environment. Since the end of 2014, dairy farmers have struggled with low prices followed by an industry-disrupting pandemic that increased milk price volatility and rendered risk management tools mostly ineffective. Home Indiana Agriculture News US Dairy Farm Numbers Continue to Decline Facebook Twitter
Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook + posts Garrett Podell Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Facebook ReddIt Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TCU guard Kenrich Williams attempts a slam dunk against Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Previous articlePitching firepower leads Baseball to sweep over LamarNext articleBaseball continues to keep simple focus during win streak Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello printKenrich Willaims, the do-it-all guard, was one of 69 players to receive an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. The Combine will be held May 16-20.Williams completed his Horned Frog career totaling 1,125 points, which ranks 21st all-time in school history, and 877 rebounds, which ranks fourth.The 6-foot-7-inch wing averaged 13.2 points per game and was second in the Big 12 averaging 9.3 rebounds per game this season. Those numbers earned him All-Big 12 Second Team, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District VII and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 8 Second Team accolades.TCU guard Kenrich Williams throws down an alley-oop to finsh off a fastbreak against Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.If drafted, he would become the first player from TCU drafted into the NBA since Lee Nailon in 1999.However, there are only 60 draft spots, two 30-pick rounds.Chuck Hayes, a 12-year NBA veteran and current scout for the Houston Rockets, believes Williams possesses an excellent chance to hear his name called in June after watching him play in Fort Worth against Iowa State and in Kansas City against Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament.Hayes also said the Rockets have kept an eye on Williams since the team considers him to be a “local” prospect.The NBA draft will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin