UK wage settlements hit 2.2pc

first_img Share UK wage settlements hit 2.2pc More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com Tags: NULL Wage settlements in Britain hit their highest level in nearly two years at the end of 2010 but remained below inflation, a survey revealed yesterday. The median wage rise climbed to 2.2 per cent in the three months to November, compared to two per cent for most of last year, and the highest since the first quarter of 2009, according to Income Data Services. UK consumer price inflation hit 3.3 per cent in November. whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Thursday 6 January 2011 7:25 pm KCS-content last_img read more

Worried about a no-deal Brexit? Here are the FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy to protect myself

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Friday, 11th December, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Brexit has impacted the FTSE 100 significantly since we first heard of the term back in 2016. The short-term move after the referendum saw the FTSE 100 flying higher, thanks to a weaker British pound. As a lot of the FTSE 100 constituents are net exporters, the weaker pound was actually a good thing for business. Since 2016, the FTSE 100 has continued to move sharply whenever big Brexit news happened. You can take a look the reaction in March 2018 to the confirmation of a transition period, and the moves that led to a general election in December 2019. And now, the threat of a no-deal Brexit has risen, with the dinner last night between PM Boris Johnson and the EU’s Ursula Von Der Leyen ending with no agreement. Well, they did agree something — that the two sides are a long way apart and will extend talks until Sunday!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…With the risk of no trade deal rising, there are several things I can do to protect my stocks portfolio from a large drop in value.RebalancingOn those occasions when Brexit headlines really moved the FTSE 100, the big movers were the domestic companies. Examples include Lloyds Banking Group, Taylor Wimpey and British Land. I don’t own stock in these firms, but if I did, I’d be reducing my exposure and rebalancing my portfolio. This doesn’t mean selling out completely, but I’d trim down around 25% of my stake and rebalance the proceeds into more international companies.For example, I’d look to buy HSBC with the proceeds from Lloyds, and Pershing Square with proceeds from British Land. These two companies should be less impacted by Brexit as the domestic alternatives. If a no-deal Brexit really does happen in the coming weeks, then this rebalancing could save me from some unnecessary losses.Defensive FTSE 100 Brexit choicesIf I didn’t want to rebalance, then the other option I’d consider is using fresh cash. With this new money, I can look to invest in defensive FTSE 100 stocks before Brexit stirs things up.For example, take a look at Diageo. I recently wrote a piece about how I like the business as a long-term investment. It doesn’t have a particular reliance on the UK for revenue. Diageo is a global firm that has diversification not only by region, but also by products. In some markets, spirits are more popular, in others the focus is on beer. The spread of revenue sources means that even if we do get a no-deal Brexit, this FTSE 100 company is unlikely to be harshly impacted. CEO Ivan Menezes even said in an interview last year that “we can handle no deal”.Ultimately, there are several things I can do right now to make sure my portfolio is somewhat protected from a no-deal Brexit. Obviously it can never be perfect, and the potential FTSE 100 slump would still be likely to negatively affect me for a while. But rebalancing and investing in defensive stocks, along with having a long-term mindset will definitely help. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. center_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Worried about a no-deal Brexit? Here are the FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy to protect myself jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co, Diageo, HSBC Holdings, and Lloyds Banking Group. 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.last_img read more

Scotland: Five things we learnt v Wales

first_imgTipping point: Greig Laidlaw parries the ball to team-mate SeymourDepth is still the main issueDuring the World Cup, Scotland were stuttering, but able to maintain a high level of performance right through the full 80 minutes. The reason? Better depth on the bench. Last week we saw the issues in the second half against England and again there was a poor period mid second half when the game was taken away from them. When a team is well in the game – not just hanging on, but in fact leading after an hour – the bench should be consolidating that position, rather than tired or over-eager players making unforced errors.Unfortunately the opposite happened: while Scotland needed to up the tempo it was the Welsh that started running riot – George North’s try being the prime example.The scrum is one of the key areas where Scotland suffer in the late periods of the game, when either the replacements came on and dropped balls (Gordon Reid) or they weren’t used (in the case of Zander Fagerson) and left WP Nel showing visible physical and mental fatigue as he played the full 80.Changes can be madeWith that in mind Scotland need a stronger bench, and Vern Cotter could drop one or two of the incumbents and look for them to make an impact as a substitute to earn their place back. With the lineout stuttering and Ross Ford missing in the loose for a second week, he would be top of the list and would in fact make a very good impact sub with Stuart McInally given a chance to start.Looking for change: Should Vern Cotter switch-up his bench for Italy?Tom Brown of Edinburgh is also in fine fettle as a winger and could be called up to the squad, as could one or other of the Toolis brothers who are also going well for Edinburgh. If Josh Strauss plays well this week for Glasgow he or Rob Harley could come in to back-row contention – John Barclay and John Hardie are both playing very well but are not big ball carriers and David Denton is another who has yet to set the heather alight. It is telling that Stuart Hogg was our top carrier in metres made and he went off after 25 minutes. That, at least, was more like itWe can debate the interpretations of Law 11 (dealing with offside) until the cows come home, but until another unlikely ruling from World Rugby confirming Scotland were hard done by, their fans have to console themselves with a vastly improved performance from the team – but yet another loss. It was about what was expected; there was no doubt that Scotland could raise their level of performance and answer their critics after last week, but beating Wales in Cardiff was always going to be a huge ask at a venue with no successes since 2002.For about an hour it was a perfectly good test match, with both teams playing at a high tempo and intensity level. Then the Scotrot (I’m trade-marking that) set in once again, and two simple tries later Scotland were out of the hunt.Taylor is up to the job but needs more ballDuncan Taylor put in a solid defensive performance, including an important tackle on Tom James that prevented a certain try. However he really had one carry of note, that he turned into an individual try. I don’t think the player himself is at fault, as Matt Scott the week before was also excellent in defence but had very few chances to do the direct ball carrying both men specialise in. Our pattern of attacking play, when not quick one-out ball to ambling forwards, seems to revolve around quick ball to Finn Russell aimed at putting the fullback and wings into play quickly in the midfield and wide channels.Needing more ball: Duncan Taylor did a fine jobWe have a choice of those strong runners at 12 and the talented Mark Bennett at 13 but over the last two weeks the centres have been used largely as decoys. New attack coach Jason O’Halloran should be making more use of the talent in midfield (Bennett had a better, but quiet game again) to keep the Italian defence guessing.Taylor should start against Italy, but give him something to do other than tackle.When Greig gets going, Scotland look a lot more effectiveWith Greig Laidlaw varying his point of attack and choosing to offer a running threat himself, the space opens up for everyone else in his backline. Admittedly he still crabs sideways a bit too much which shuts it right down again, but the Welsh defence had to do a lot more scrambling than England‘s did as the Scots found space in behind. When the pace (and presumably the players) flagged in the middle of the second half suddenly everything became that much easier for the men in red to defend. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne brought a return to the increased tempo that Scotland absolutely need to play with when he came on, but by then the damage was done. That he hasn’t had more chances is a reflection either on his poor club form or on Scotland’s depth on the bench. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Although some of the problems might be as a result of players missing through injury, there are about to be options for the Scotland management too with talk from Cotter that Peter Horne, Sean Maitland, Tim Visser, Matt Scott and even Grant Gilchrist could come into consideration for the Italy game.It’s not all doom and gloom, and if Scotland play like they did against Wales with a better bench they should beat Italy, but Cotter needs to be wary of being drawn into a dogfight between two sides desperate for a win. Jump and shout: Tommy Seymour catches the ball before scoring a try last_img read more

James Haskell Announces Retirement

first_img“Not only a superb player, but also one of the game’s great characters; rugby will be poorer without the ‘old fella’.”Below are a collection of responses we found on social media. Many of Haskell’s former teammates and rugby contemporaries were quick to comment upon hearing the news.England head-coach Eddie Jones said: “When I look back at my time coaching James, it will always bring a smile to my face.“It was a privilege to coach him, but also great fun. He’s what I’d describe as a ‘glue’ player – someone who always tries to bring a squad together. Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Congrats @jameshaskell on a hell of a shift mate! Enjoyed playing with & against you even with your terrible chat but you’ve put a smile on people’s faces! I’m sure you’ll be as relentless & successful in retirement! 1 in 10 of your gags are funny so persistence beats resistance!— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) May 7, 2019 James Haskell Announces RetirementEngland international and former British & Irish Lion James Haskell has announced he will retire at the end of the season due to a series of ankle and toe injuries.A player with a storied career and a fan favourite for his no-nonsense approach to the game and to a similar extent, his punditry, Haskell earned 77 caps for his country, played in two Rugby World Cups and won three Six Nations titles, including a Grand Slam in 2016.He also represented the Lions four times in 2017 during the tour to New Zealand.“I have loved every minute of my career in rugby and feel very privileged to have played with and against some exceptional players,” said Haskell.“There are so many people to thank, but in particular I would like to express my appreciation for all the coaches, trainers and physios who I have worked with throughout my career – from Maidenhead minis all the way up to England and the British & Irish Lions, I owe them all a huge debt of gratitude.“I also want to thank all my team mates over the years for putting up with me and giving me an adventure that allowed me to laugh every single day.“Retiring is obviously a really difficult decision for me to make; professional rugby has been the centre of my life for such a long time now and while it’s weird to imagine living without it, I look to the future with huge excitement.“I look back at my career and have been very lucky to have done most things there are to do in rugby. Sadly, I will never know what it’s like to win a World Cup or represent the Barbarians.“Finally, I would not have achieved what I have in this sport without the continued support of my amazing wife, my family, and my friends. To them all, I am incredibly grateful.”center_img Retiring at the end of the season, see how the rugby world reacted to the news here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Who holds true power in government?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Greg, at the top of your opinion commentary it states: “Let me be the judge”……. are you going to run for judge in Orange County? Greg,These are all Great reads, please continue keeping Apopka informed and enlightened!!! Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Mama Mia Jim Graber Mama Mia February 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm Judge hitting gavel The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Ana centeno March 1, 2017 at 11:43 am Reply Jerel Safford Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 February 28, 2017 at 8:01 am Reply Greg, there are rumors around that you are going to run for elected office again……is it true? 5 COMMENTS Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. February 28, 2017 at 11:19 am Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mr Jackson, Many thanks for your balanced and thoughtful rendition of the status of South Apopka. It has long been my opinion that NO neighborhood should be unsafe or unsupported. Keep carrying your message wherever it must be brought. I am with you.-Jim Graber LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Mr. Jackson:Thank you for the educational value provided by your writings. Keep up the good work!” Silence in the face of injustice is complicity with the oppressor” Desmond Tutu TAGSGreg Jackson Previous articleApopka Burglary Report and MapNext articleOn this day: Corrie ten Boom arrested by Gestapo Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR February 28, 2017 at 7:34 pm Reply Let me be the judgeOpinionBy Greg Jackson, Esq.Greg JacksonUntil recently, I wondered if one of the three branches of government – executive, legislative or judicial – was more powerful than the others. I was taught that the branches were equal as each served as a check-and-balance to the others. Nationally, the legislative branch, which includes Congress and agencies that support Congress, enacts laws. The executive branch, which includes POTUS as the chief executive and commander-in-chief of the U.S. military, as well as the Vice President, and Cabinet, carries out and enforces laws. The judicial branch, comprised of the federal courts, interprets the meaning of laws, applies laws to individual cases, and decides if laws violate the Constitution.The federal branches of government also translate to the state level which has a legislative branch (i.e., Florida House and Senate), executive branch (i.e., Florida Governor as commander-in-chief of the National Guard and cabinet, etc.) and judicial branch (i.e., Florida Supreme Court). This also translates to a local level legislative branch (i.e., Apopka Commissioners), executive branch (Apopka Mayor with police force), and judicial branch (i.e., circuit and county courts).So, you are probably wondering where I am going with this. Well, quite simply, I am beginning to think that there is one branch of government that is indeed more powerful than the others on the federal, state and local levels. If you think it is the legislative branch, that is understandable since they make the laws, but I disagree. If you are thinking the executive branch, I can see how that would be the thought particularly since it is the most high-profile of the branches, but again I disagree. Instead, I have concluded that the strongest branch of government, is the judicial branch.Think about it: If an arrest is made and the officer does not follow Miranda, the court can throw out the arrest or subsequent conviction. If the government wants to do a wire-tape or enter a person’s property without permission, except under certain conditions, there must be a court order allowing such actions. As another example, if the legislature enacts a law, the court can deem the provision unconstitutional. If the chief executive (i.e., POTUS, governor or mayor) sets in place an executive order or provision, the court can deem the order unlawful. In comparison, while the judicial branch can basically oversee all of the other branches of government, including itself, no other branch can easily check the judicial branch. Sure, there have been times when laws were enacted or amended to address a court ruling, but what happens if the court deems the provision unconstitutional or unlawful? You guessed it, the law can be appealed.In bringing this closer to home, of interest to Apopkans is the early-1980s case, Dowdell v. City of Apopka, a class-action lawsuit brought by residents of South Apopka to address disparate facilities and services. In that case, taking away the complex legalese, the court ruled that the City of Apopka had to provide paving and maintenance of streets, storm water drainage and sewage facilities, a water distribution system, and park recreational facilities to areas of South Apopka, even those areas that were not technically in the city. How was the court able to usurp the boundaries, responsibilities, and authority of the city to effectively order the City to provide services to areas of South Apopka that were outside of its boundaries? While quite simply, the court deemed it necessary and with the stroke of the pen made it so.As more and more talk continues about South Apopka and the failure to use available funds to promote economic development, one must wonder if the next Dowdell v. City of Apopka is around the corner. Rest assured, if it does it will not be from my efforts. Although I have been vocal about the need to bring about economic opportunities to facilitate the areas of Apopka that sit to the North and South of 441 becoming reflections of each other, I have never viewed this as a legal battle. My purpose has been to spark a meaningful conversation about ways to improve all of Apopka. From the Apopka Task Force to the Community Redevelopment Agency training taken place in Apopka and hosting 16 CRAs from across Central Florida to discuss ways to ignite economic development in underserved areas, it is humbling to see that change is possible and welcomed by most. But, I also know that there are some who wish that I would just go away, and I assure you that day will come (just not today). In my judgment, the surface has just been scratched, so I will continue since much more is possible through this conversation – in my humble opinion.Greg Jackson is a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency. He has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years. He was most recently a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat.last_img read more

Waratahs vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 12

first_imgSunday May 13, 2012 Waratahs vs Bulls Highlights – Super Rugby Round 12 Highlights of the Waratahs vs the Bulls in SydneyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2012 Highlights Related Articles 465 WEEKS AGO Bulls vs Lions Highlights – Super Rugby Round… 465 WEEKS AGO Sharks vs Cheetahs – Super Rugby Round 18… 465 WEEKS AGO Stormers vs Rebels Highlights – Super Rugby… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Jenkins Street / C.Kairouz Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Peter Clarke Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jenkins Street / C.Kairouz ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJenkins Street / C.Kairouz Architects Australia Save this picture!© Peter Clarke+ 10Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses, Extension•Melbourne, Australia ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeC.Kairouz ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMelbourneAustraliaPublished on October 09, 2018Cite: “Jenkins Street / C.Kairouz Architects” 08 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More 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 streamcenter_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902871/jenkins-street-ckairouz-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/902871/jenkins-street-ckairouz-architects Clipboard Jenkins Street / C.Kairouz Architects Photographs 2018 Manufacturers: WeathertexSave this picture!© Peter ClarkeRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. Jenkins Street is a juxtaposition in many ways. It flawlessly mixes private & intimate spaces with open plan living and the architecture provides contrast with new modern-contemporary meeting with old period-art deco. The dynamic of new and old, and diversity on a functional level as well as a visual level alludes to a home with a perceived split personality; made tranquil with the right balance of yin and yang.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe main challenge set by the owner was to transform the dilapidated-yet-characterful art deco house and create a modern family home with a ‘wow factor’, large enough to have three bedrooms and two living rooms with additional storage. Capturing light in a south-facing block in Melbourne also elicited its own challenges.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeThe existing 165m2 art deco home is a Northcote original from the 1930’s, situated at the front of a 557m2 block. The 110m2 extension utilised the generous space in the backyard and was brought right to the end of the site, transforming the traditional backyard into a modern one with multiple breakaway courtyards situated in different parts around the extension.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeBlending the old with the new meant reviving the front of the house and incorporating a modern back. The quiet, private areas of the home are located at the front, where C.Kairouz Architects restored the beautiful existing Tasmanian oak timber flooring and revived the original ceiling rosettes with a modern, clean white. The floorplan naturally encourages people to move through the space into the louder heart of the home; the open living and entertaining area at the back. Materials selections change from warm & luxurious to bold & sleek with a slight industrial undertone, with inspirations drawn from the immediate context of Northcote.Save this picture!© Peter ClarkeProject gallerySee allShow lessMARS Case / OPEN ArchitectureSelected ProjectsConcrete Vessel / Atelier FCJZSelected Projects Share Architects: C.Kairouz Architects Area Area of this architecture project Area:  275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Recruiting Volunteers (“How to” Management Series)

first_imgRecruiting Volunteers (“How to” Management Series) About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. [amzn_product_post]This guide is for anyone who has to find volunteers for their organization. Drawing on their extensive experience of working and training in this area, the authors underline the importance of starting from a clear strategy and recruiting regularly. The book includes practical advice and creative ideas to help you: recruit the people with the skills that you need; make good use of your networks; write engaging recruitment messages; make your organization attractive to volunteers; and diversify your volunteers.  5 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | Newslast_img read more

Celebrate Our Soil

first_img Celebrate Our Soil SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Celebrate Our Soil The following op-ed is from Indiana State Conservationist Jane Hardisty on World Soil Day:Happy World Soil Day!  December 5th is World Soil Day and it’s a great time for all Hoosiers to celebrate this Important and non-renewable resource.  Some of the best, most productive soils in the world are found in Indiana and the United States. Soil is one of our greatest natural resources and it plays a very important role in our lives every day.  And yet, since our soil is underfoot, it is often taken for granted.  We build on the soil—our homes, businesses, schools, roads and farms all depend on it for their foundation, but more importantly, soil is the foundation for our food, feed, fiber, and fuel production.  In fact, ninety-five percent all of our food comes from the soil.Even though soil is one of our greatest natural resources, it is threatened.  Organic matter once found in our soils decreased significantly when early settlers converted native prairies, grasslands and forests to farms and towns.  Soil erosion, which washes off or blows away highly productive topsoil, is still a concern.  The amount of naturally fertile soils available for food production is also at risk as urban development causes the loss of 3.5 acres of farmland every minute in the United States. But there is good news.  Most of the soil in Indiana is on private lands, so whether you are a gardener, farmer, or forest owner, you can do your part to protect and even restore soil health again.  Keep the soil covered with growing plants or residue; use a diverse mixture of plants; rotate your plants or crops; and use other conservation practices like no-till.  All of these practices can increase organic matter and improve the health of your soil regardless of your soil type. Soil is a limited resource.  Maintaining and improving our soil resource is needed to meet our future food, water and energy security so let’s stop treating our soil like dirt and give it the respect it deserves. The Natural Resources Conservation Service works every day with private landowners to help them conserve and protect our natural resources in Indiana.  If you would like to learn more about improving the health of your soil contact a district conservationist in your county.  Source: Indiana NRCS Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 4, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarmers Urged to Dive Deep into Their Farm FinancialsNext articleChinese Soybean Demand Declines, but Exports Remain High Andy Eubanklast_img read more

JPL’s Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The network of cracks in this Martian rock slab called “Old Soaker” may have formed from the drying of a mud layer more than 3 billion years ago. The view spans about 3 feet (90 centimeters) left-to-right and combines three images taken by the MAHLI camera on the arm of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSSScientists used NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover in recent weeks to examine slabs of rock cross-hatched with shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in drying mud.“Mud cracks are the most likely scenario here,” said Curiosity science team member Nathan Stein. He is a graduate student at Caltech in Pasadena, California, who led the investigation of a site called “Old Soaker,” on lower Mount Sharp, Mars.If this interpretation holds up, these would be the first mud cracks — technically called desiccation cracks — confirmed by the Curiosity mission. They would be evidence that the ancient era when these sediments were deposited included some drying after wetter conditions. Curiosity has found evidence of ancient lakes in older, lower-lying rock layers and also in younger mudstone that is above Old Soaker.“Even from a distance, we could see a pattern of four- and five-sided polygons that don’t look like fractures we’ve seen previously with Curiosity,” Stein said. “It looks like what you’d see beside the road where muddy ground has dried and cracked.”The cracked layer formed more than 3 billion years ago and was subsequently buried by other layers of sediment, all becoming stratified rock. Later, wind erosion stripped away the layers above Old Soaker. Material that had filled the cracks resisted erosion better than the mudstone around it, so the pattern from the cracking now appears as raised ridges.The team used Curiosity to examine the crack-filling material. Cracks that form at the surface, such as in drying mud, generally fill with windblown dust or sand. A different type of cracking with plentiful examples found by Curiosity occurs after sediments have hardened into rock. Pressure from accumulation of overlying sediments can cause underground fractures in the rock. These fractures generally have been filled by minerals delivered by groundwater circulating through the cracks, such as bright veins of calcium sulfate.Both types of crack-filling material were found at Old Soaker. This may indicate multiple generations of fracturing: mud cracks first, with sediment accumulating in them, then a later episode of underground fracturing and vein forming.“If these are indeed mud cracks, they fit well with the context of what we’re seeing in the section of Mount Sharp Curiosity has been climbing for many months,” said Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. “The ancient lakes varied in depth and extent over time, and sometimes disappeared. We’re seeing more evidence of dry intervals between what had been mostly a record of long-lived lakes.”Besides the cracks that are likely due to drying, other types of evidence observed in the area include sandstone layers interspersed with the mudstone layers, and the presence of a layering pattern called cross-bedding. This pattern can form where water was flowing more vigorously near the shore of a lake, or from windblown sediment during a dry episode.Scientists are continuing to analyze data acquired at the possible mud cracks and also watching for similar-looking sites. They want to check for clues not evident at Old Soaker, such as the cross-sectional shape of the cracks.The rover has departed that site, heading uphill toward a future rock-drilling location. Rover engineers at JPL are determining the best way to resume use of the rover’s drill, which began experiencing intermittent problems last month with the mechanism that moves the drill up and down during drilling.Curiosity landed near Mount Sharp in 2012. It reached the base of the mountain in 2014 after successfully finding evidence on the surrounding plains that ancient Martian lakes offered conditions that would have been favorable for microbes if Mars has ever hosted life. Rock layers forming the base of Mount Sharp accumulated as sediment within ancient lakes billions of years ago.On Mount Sharp, Curiosity is investigating how and when the habitable ancient conditions known from the mission’s earlier findings evolved into conditions drier and less favorable for life. For more information about Curiosity, visit http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl Business News Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. 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