French public deficit on the up

first_img 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 France’s annual government deficit widened to €13.4bn (£11.5bn) in January, up from a deficit of €9.2bn at the same time last year, official data showed yesterday. However, the deficit for 2011 is still expected to fall to 5.9 per cent of GDP, down from 7.5 per cent of GDP in 2010, according to Laurence Boone of Barclays Capital. whatsapp Wednesday 9 March 2011 7:42 pm French public deficit on the up Share Tags: NULL whatsapp KCS-content Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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I think this safe-haven FTSE 100 stock is one of the best UK shares to buy now

first_img See all posts by Matthew Dumigan “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think this safe-haven FTSE 100 stock is one of the best UK shares to buy now 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Global stock markets rallied earlier in the week as the world economy showed early signs of emerging from lockdown restrictions. However, on Friday, the FTSE 100 pulled back as tensions between the US and China escalated. The volatility plaguing the stock market shows no sign of easing up. This makes it a difficult task to determine the best UK shares to buy today.That said, I believe this quality FTSE 100 company has the potential to thrive regardless of market conditions or wider macroeconomic uncertainty. For this reason, I reckon it’s one of the best UK shares that investors could buy now.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…Defence by name, defensive by natureBritish multinational defence and aerospace titan BAE Systems (LSE: BAE) is one of only a few firms to come out of the first quarter unscathed. Amid the chaos caused by Covid-19, the company’s stable earnings classify the stock as a defensive play.As the largest defence contractor in Europe, BAE manufactures various aircraft, ships, armoured vehicles, and drones. This includes the popular F-35 combat aircraft used by air forces around the world. The defence giant has leading market positions in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Australia as well as established positions in numerous other international markets.BAE is in a strong position thanks to its healthy order book and numerous long-term government contracts. In fact, the group has just announced that it has been awarded a £350m contract with the UK’s Ministry of Defence as the preferred supplier for a major new framework.Looking aheadExciting developments stemming from BAE’s cyber and intelligence business could be a key driver of future growth. The group is already a leading supplier of these capabilities to government agencies around the world and is expanding its services to commercial customers.My only concern arises from any reprioritisation of spending that may occur as a result of the damage caused by Covid-19. With national debts across the world soaring, defence expenditure could be earmarked for a reduction.That said, I think current geopolitical uncertainty only reinforces the idea that defence spending will remain an integral part of state budgets for the foreseeable future. If anything, the unfolding pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the rising tensions between the likes of the US and China.Best UK share to buy today?The group’s share price is down by around 24% since mid-February. The shares now trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 11. In my view, BAE shares look oversold and thus, significantly undervalued. Analysts at Deutsche Bank expect any impact to earnings to recover swiftly in 2021. A such, the company looks like a true bargain.A bulky yield of 4.5% sweetens the deal, though it’s worth noting that the company has deferred its final dividend for now.With a healthy balance sheet, consistent earnings, and resilient demand for its products, BAE looks like the ultimate long-term safe-haven stock in my eyes. As such, I consider it one of the best UK shares to buy now and hold for the long term. Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 30th May, 2020 | More on: BA 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.last_img read more

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Greatland Gold shares: should I buy for my 2021 portfolio?

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address Royston Roche has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Royston Roche | Friday, 12th February, 2021 | More on: GGP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Greatland Gold (LSE: GGP) is an AIM-listed natural resource exploration and development company. Its shares rose 310% in the past year. It has outperformed the FTSE 100 index by a wide margin. Over the past five years, Greatland Gold shares have risen by an unbelievable 32,600%.Greatland Gold’s projectsGreatland Gold has four projects in Western Australia, namely, Paterson, Panorama, Ernes Giles, and Bromus. The Paterson project comprises of two joint ventures, the Havieron and Juri, and two 100% owned licences (Scallywag and Rudall), collectively covering more than 450 square kilometres. As per the management, the Paterson region is underexplored with significant potential. The region has witnessed significant recent discoveries, including Rio Tinto’s Winu discovery and Greatland/Newcrest’s discovery in Havieron. 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…Exploration activities at Havieron are currently operated by Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) under a joint venture agreement with Greatland. Greatland had very good results from two drilling programmes in 2018. In March 2019, Newcrest Mining Limited and Greatland signed a $65m four-stage farm-in agreement to develop Greatland’s Havieron gold-copper deposit. In November 2020, Newcrest met the stage 3 expenditure of $45m. They expect to progress to mining operation in the next two to three years.I believe the partnership with Newcrest Mining is a big positive for Greatland as it has the operation and financial support from a company that has a market capitalisation of about £12bn. Another advantage for the company is that the ore will be processed at Newcrest’s Telfer Gold Mine, which is 45 kilometres to the west of Havieron. The management believes that it’s a win-win situation for both the companies as it lowers upfront capital costs, reduces time to production, and potentially delivers a significantly higher net present value for the project.Greatland also signed a Juri joint venture with Newcrest in November 2020. It is a farm-in and joint venture agreement with respect to Greatland’s Black Hills and Paterson Range East projects. Drilling of high-priority targets, including Parlay and Goliath, is expected to commence in early 2021.Greatland Gold’s resultsThe company has no revenues at the moment. It reported a net loss of £5.1m compared to a net loss of £3.3m for the fiscal year 2019. Net loss per share was (£0.14) for the fiscal year 2020 compared to a net loss per share of (£0.10) for the previous year. It had cash of £6.0m as of 30 June 2020. Cash used in operating activities was £4.6m for the fiscal year 2020. Like in any other stock, there are some risks. Greatland Gold has yet to start mining operations and has no revenues. The company’s losses have increased in the fiscal year 2020. There is no assurance that the mineral resources can be extracted economically. The stock has performed well in the past few years and there could be profit booked in the near term, but nothing is certain. Another risk to consider is that commodity prices are highly cyclical and the future profits will depend on the commodity prices. The stock is currently in a downward trend since the beginning of this year. I will wait before deciding whether to buy Greatland Gold shares. I believe the stock’s valuation is expensive for a company that is still in the exploration and development stage. See all posts by Royston Roche Greatland Gold shares: should I buy for my 2021 portfolio? 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.last_img read more

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Rugby Championship: Wallabies determined to end All Blacks losing streak

first_img Pumped up: The Wallabies have enjoyed some impressive wins in the 2015 Rugby Championship By Andrew Elliott “I can’t wait to see what he can offer playing next to exciting youngsters such as Handre Pollard, Damian de Allende and Jesse Kriel.“Jean now has 160 minutes of rugby behind him since his comeback a month ago and I’m very satisfied that he’ll be able to make his mark as a player and captain.”The return of de Villers means Kriel moves from the centre to the wing, while injuries have ruled out openside Francois Louw and prop Jannie du Plessis, with Marcell Coetzee and Vincent Koch coming into the side as replacements.Argentina coach Daniel Hourcade has rung the changes for the clash in Durban after dropping eight players from the team who lost to Australia, including veteran back-row Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe. AUSTRALIA will unleash all their big guns on New Zealand in the Rugby Championship decider at ANZ Stadium on Saturday as they seek to end a ten-match winless streak against the All Blacks that stretches back to 2011.Undoubtedly the main talking point is the Wallabies decision to pick a back-row with David Pocock at No 8 and Michael Hooper at openside. Hooper returns to start after serving a one-week ban for ‘striking’ Argentina fly-half Nicolas Sanchez, where he missed playing in the club fixture between Manly and Randwick.Inside-centre Matt Giteau has also been recalled after missing the 34-9 triumph over the Pumas in Mendoza, while Scott Fardy, Scott Sio, Sekope Kepu, James Horwill and former Exeter Chiefs lock Dean Mumm have all been named in Michael Cheika’s 31-man squad for the Sydney Test.With Australia leading the Rugby Championship from the All Blacks on points difference, New Zealand are bracing themselves for a full frontal assault, as the Wallabies look to secure their first Rugby Championship title.Challenged: Brodie Retallick goes up for lineout ballCheika, the former Waratahs head coach, has been credited with turning an oft-mocked Wallaby pack into a more aggressive outfit. But All Black lock Brodie Retallick, the reigning World Rugby Player of the Year, says his side are ready for the physical challenge.“You’re going to get guys who try to outmuscle you. You have to make a stand and match them – you can’t be pushed around like that,” said Retallick, 24.“Every week we talk about the need to be physical and win that battle. This week we need to make sure we step up to the mark as a pack.“That’s probably where they’ve made huge improvements, around their physicality and their pack.“The way the Waratahs play is a combative style – they’re in your face and always running hard at you. Michael (Cheika) has taken that into the Wallabies as their mentality.“We have to be up for the challenge and be better and more physical than they are. If you can stop that, turn it round and make it our strength, that will go a long way to helping us win.”Australia have not claimed the Bledisloe Cup since 2002 and New Zealand have won 25 of the past 31 Tests against the Wallabies, so it came as no surprise when Cheika said: “I don’t enjoy being the underdog, I just think that’s what we are.”Back in the mix: Jean de Villiers has gotten the all-clear to startJean de Villiers will return as South Africa skipper on Saturday against Argentina, his first Test since dislocating his kneecap and suffering significant ligament damage against Wales in Cardiff last November.Springboks coach Heyneke Meyer, whose side are still looking for their first win in this year’s truncated Rugby Championship and have never lost to the Pumas in 19 Tests, said: “Jean’s comeback is truly remarkable and very inspirational.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Scott Fardy, James Horwill, Dean Mumm, Sekope Kepu, Stephen Moore, Scott Sio.Subs: Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Slipper, Greg Holmes, Will Skelton, Ben McCalman, Nic White, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale.New Zealand: Ben Smith; Nehe Milner-Skudder, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter, Aaron Smith; Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (capt), Jerome Kaino, Luke Romano, Brodie Retallick; Owen Franks, Dane Coles, Tony Woodcock.Subs: Codie Taylor, Ben Franks, Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, TJ Perenara, Beauden Barrett, Malakai Fekitoa.South Africa: Willie Le Roux; Jesse Kriel, Jean de Villiers (capt), Damian de Allende, Bryan Habana; Handre Pollard, Ruan Pienaar; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Vincent Koch, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Heinrich Brussow, Marcell Coetzee, Schalk Burger.Subs: Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Marcel van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Cobus Reinach, Pat Lambie, Lwazi Mvovo.last_img read more

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Christmas with Grandma Harner

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here MariaElena Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENT The Anatomy of Fear December 18, 2018 at 8:19 am Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. Reply The VOICE of InspirationBy Don LindseyWith my last couple of columns being about family members and the holiday season in mid-swing, I’ve decided to keep the topic of family as my focus.  This week, the spotlight falls on my mother’s mom, Grandma Harner.Both of my grandmothers were very important parts of my life and to this day I miss them dearly.  One of the biggest things I miss is the Christmas Eve parties at Grandma Harner’s place.  There was a room that she kept shut off throughout the rest of the year that would be opened to handle all of the guests.  It was also the room where the Christmas tree was put up.  I think back on family members that are no longer with me such as my brother, my uncle and my grandmother and am thankful for the memories we shared at those parties. There are also many fond memories of playing with cousins that I didn’t get to see that much.  When there was snow outside, you could find a bunch of us out playing in it before going in to unwrap presents.Grandma Harner would always have a toy for each of her grandkids. Nothing too expensive because she had a bunch of us, but somehow anything she bought you or gave to you, seemed at the time to be the best gift you had ever been given.  The reason behind this is because everything she did was with love.  She loved all of her grandkids equally and yet if you asked each of us, we would say that we were her favorite because that’s just how she made you feel.  If you were happy, she made you happier.  If you were sad, her great sense of humor and loving approach would turn that around very quickly.  She was everything you could want in a grandmother and more.It’s hard to think about Christmas without thinking about my grandmother.  She was very committed to God and I can remember her telling me that Christmas was about the birth of Christ first and foremost.  When I think back on all of my time with her, I realize that in her own subtle way, she was planting the seeds for me to consider having my own relationship with the Lord and that is something that I am beyond grateful for. I can still remember going to church with her on weekends that I visited and seeing how much she enjoyed worshiping. Her love for God is something that still inspires me to this day.As I sit here reminiscing on those Christmas Eve parties with Grandma and past traditions, I find myself looking forward to this year and spending time with my parents, wife, children, and family.  If my grandmother taught me anything, it’s that family and the Lord are the two most important things in this world and Christmas is a perfect time to celebrate that. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleHow to infuse your family with the spirit of generosity this ChristmasNext articleYou can still get Black Friday savings on these Amazon items Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I enjoyed your story. It made me remember times with my own grandma and the lessons I leaned from her.last_img read more

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Vivi’s house / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP

first_imgVivi’s house / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLPSave this projectSaveVivi’s house / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP Houses Architects: Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP Area Area of this architecture project 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440810/vivi-s-house-comas-pont-arquitectes-slp Clipboard Vivi’s house / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP ArchDaily Save this picture!© Jordi ComasText description provided by the architects. The house is placed on the ground to adapt to the existing slope, dividing the program on three different level steps. Due to this organization on different levels we can orientated all rooms to south and to pretty views. A waved ramp allows the access to the house, situated on intermediate level and lighted by central patio. From this zone, we can access to garage, and to low level where dining room and kitchen are situated, and the main suite too, all of them are in directly contact with the garden. The other rooms are on high level and they have an exterior space too, it’s the roof of lower volume.Save this picture!© Jordi ComasThe building is semi-buried, this fact let’s the continuity of the existing landscape above the house through vegetal roofs, these two elements give thermal inertia to the building and a good sustainable work.Save this picture!© Jordi ComasFacades was finished only with Vinaixa’s stone pieces (typical from this zone) with three different wide, used like a brick facade, reinforcing the horizontal house idea and achieving a perfect integration with the existing granite sand. The lateral facades are opaque contrary to south facades, where all rooms are faced to, they are full glazed and protected from the sun light by large concrete porches.Save this picture!© Jordi ComasIn front of main rooms, the pool is situated, it is the same color of the rest of intervention and it is hanged up on a level land terrace, giving at users a good land contemplation.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessWhy Hollywood Needs to Change its Conception of “The Architect”ArticlesGiveaway: Win A Copy of ‘Richard Meier & Partners Complete Works’Architecture News Share Projects Spain ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/440810/vivi-s-house-comas-pont-arquitectes-slp Clipboardcenter_img Save this picture!© Jordi Comas+ 15 Share “COPY” 2013 Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses•Vallromanes, Spain Year:  Area:  405 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeComas-Pont Arquitectes SLPOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVallromanesSpainPublished on October 24, 2013Cite: “Vivi’s house / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP” [Casa Vivi / Comas-Pont Arquitectes SLP] 24 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More 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

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New address for Fundraising UK Ltd

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 July 2003 | News Since most of our readers interact with us electronically, this will have little effect – the Web and e-mail addresses stay the same of course. But our advertisers and clients might like to take this opportunity to update their address books.We haven’t yet had our new telephone number confirmed, but our original number 020 8640 5233 will automatically redirect to this new number for the time being.The move will mean we won’t be able to respond to enquiries as quickly as we usually do, so please bear with us this week until we get everything sorted. This won’t stop us publishing on the site though – there are news items scheduled for publication each day of this week already, so do come back each day for the latest fundraising news. Fundraising UK Ltd, the company behind UK Fundraising, has moved its offices to Colchester in Essex.Fundraising UK is leaving the green suburbs of Merton and SW19 and relocating to England’s oldest town, Colchester. From today our new address is:17 Errington RoadColchesterEssexCO3 3EA Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New address for Fundraising UK Ltdlast_img read more

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Old-style £5 notes no longer legal tender from 21 November

first_img The £5 notes with an image of George Stephenson on the reverse will cease to be legal tender after 21 November 2003.The notes will therefore not be of much use to charities if dropped into a collecting tin. Museums, cathedrals and any charity with static collecting boxes should examine them soon to check if there are any of these old £5 notes inside.The Bank of England encourages people to pay them into a back account or exchange them for other notes by 21 November 2003.After that date, most banks, building societies and Post Offices will continue to accept them, but for a limited period.If you do find yourself in possession of such notes after that date, you can always exchange them at the Bank of England at any time in the future. However, you can’t simply turn up there without an appointment. Old-style £5 notes no longer legal tender from 21 November  73 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Stockton and Darlington Railway, by J.R, Brown (1850-1918), Draughtsman/Illustrator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The Bank of England states that there are over 211 million £5 notes in circulation, of which around 43 million are Stephenson notes. The Stephenson £5 note was first issued on 7 June 1990.The new design £5 banknote, featuring Elizabeth Fry on the reverse, was first issued on 21 May 2002. It incorporates three new security features – a foil hologram, an ultraviolet feature and micro-lettering.You can find a list of all withdrawn banknotes at the Bank of England.center_img Tagged with: Bank of England Finance Money Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 November 2003 | News 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.last_img read more

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Sidedress Applications Worth the Investment This Year

first_img SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 31, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Sidedress Applications Worth the Investment This Year Previous articleMaryland Joins California in Banning Routine Antibiotics Use in LivestockNext articleA Unique View of Planting with Fieldview Hoosier Ag Today Home Indiana Agriculture News Sidedress Applications Worth the Investment This Year This year, much of the Corn Belt was pelted with as much as seven to 10 inches of rain in 10 days, so if a farmer applied 100 percent of his or her nitrogen (N) in a pre-plant application, he or she has likely lost a great deal of N to the environment. But farmers can adjust their N plans and apply more N in a sidedress application to make up for any applied pre-plant N that may have been lost to the environment. A sidedress application can ensure corn gets the N it needs, when it needs it most.Corn takes up about 70 percent of its N between the V4 to R1 growth stages. From the V8 leaf stage through tasseling, N uptake is about four to eight pounds per day. Most sidedress applications occur at the V6 to V8 growth stages, which occurs in early June in much of the Corn Belt. This allows a standard spray rig to safely make a pass through the field without damaging corn stalks, and provides that N just before the corn begins its rapid uptake. This timing minimizes the time N sits in the field and is susceptible to loss to the environment. However, that doesn’t mean that the N applied as a sidedress isn’t at risk of environmental loss.“We did a lot of research seven to 10 years ago, and we found that there’s actually a higher percentage of N lost to the environment through volatilization, denitrification and leaching during that sidedress application than in a pre-plant application, which was kind of an eye-opener,” says Dave Schwartz, executive vice president of sales and plant nutrition for Verdesian Life Sciences. “Protecting the N in a sidedress application provides a very viable return on investment (ROI) for farmers.”Weather is the determining factor when it comes to N loss, with N being susceptible to leaching when there is water moving through the soil, denitrification under saturated conditions, and volatilization under hot and dry conditions. Farmers cannot predict the weather, and would be wise to protect their N investment, says Darin Lickfeldt, Ph.D, senior technical development manager for Verdesian.“Farmers risk losing their investment in N, not receiving the benefits to their corn crop and not maximizing their yield,” says Lickfeldt. “It takes about 1 lb. of N per acre to produce about 1 Bu./A of grain, so if you lose 10 lbs. of N to the environment, that’s 10 lbs. not making grain. Farmers are paid based on how much grain they produce, so protecting every lb. of N should result in another Bu./A of corn yield.”So, if the price of corn is $3.50 per bushel, and you can add 10 Bu./A by decreasing N loss with NutriSphere-N® Fertilizer Manager, that’s $35 more per acre, which provides a return on investment of 2.8 to 3.8 to 1. For every dollar spent on NutriSphere-N, the grower could get back $2.80 – $3.80. More than 400 trials over a period of 11 years show that NutriSphere-N provides that 10 Bu./A yield increase and there was a positive yield enhancement 90 percent of the time.“Over the years we’ve done a lot of trial work, and we’re seeing about a 10 to 12 Bu./A average increase over all years. However, in extreme situations, you can see as much as 30 to 40 Bu./A increases,” says Schwartz, who also farms in Guthrie Center, Iowa. “When you factor in the water quality element of losing 30 to 50 percent of applied N going out the tile line, NutriSphere-N offers one of the best returns on investment a farmer can make.”One reason NutriSphere-N provides that ROI is because it protects N from loss caused by volatilization, leaching, and denitrification, a distinct advantage over competitive products that protect against only one or two forms of loss. NutriSphere-N is available in several different formulations that can be used on urea, urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) and anhydrous ammonia (NH3), ammonium sulfate and aqua ammonia, and each form of N presents its own challenges regarding loss to the environment.Urea can very quickly volatilize by way of the urease enzyme that causes gaseous loss of ammonia, so if you surface apply a lot of urea, it will be susceptible to volatilization loss, says Lickfeldt. NutriSphere-N quick dry orange (QDO) or granular formulations are available for farmers applying urea. UAN is usually surface applied, but because it is a liquid it generally moves down into the soil an inch or two more easily than urea. However, UAN is still susceptible to loss, and NutriSphere-N liquid or NutriSphere-N HV® for High Volume UAN Applications, are available for UAN. While most of the sidedress applications are made with urea or UAN, some farmers may inject anhydrous ammonia nine to 12 inches deep into the soil profile with NutriSphere-NH3, making N less susceptible to loss, provided it is injected correctly.In addition to protecting N from loss, farmers can also follow the 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship to ensure their sidedress applications are as precise and efficient as possible.  The 4Rs call for applying the right source, right rate at the right time and in the right place. Lickfeldt recommends using a liquid fertilizer protected with NutriSphere-N, with about 25 percent to 50 percent of your total N applied in a sidedress at V6 to V8 growth stage and banded close to the row.“We like sidedress applications within three to six inches of the row,” says Lickfeldt. “If you’re going to band it right on the row you can surface apply it, but if you are applying it between two rows, usually about 15 inches from the row, we like it knifed in one to two inches deep.”New technologies have made more precise placement of sidedressed N easier for farmers. 360 Y-Drop® from 360 Yield Center features a Y-shaped drop tube, allowing farmers to put liquid N closer to the base of the plant, says Schwartz.“Some of the new technologies, like Y-Drops, make UAN use in a sidedress more efficient, but it’s all about getting the N on the acres at the right time, no matter what form of N you are using,” says Schwartz. “Having the proper amount of N going into the time of highest N uptake is critical. Hitting that window is something that can be very challenging. We’ve learned a lot over the past 10 to 15 years about managing N. Putting on split N applications is a best practice, and protecting it with NutriSphere-N takes it to the highest level, where all growers need to go to maximize their investment in their crop and protect the environment.”last_img read more

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Forty predators of press freedom

first_img May 3, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Forty predators of press freedom News RSF_en Organisation center_img There are 40 names on this year’s list of Predators of Press Freedom – 40 politicians, government officials, religious leaders, militias and criminal organisations that cannot stand the press, treat it as an enemy and directly attack journalists. They are powerful, dangerous, violent and above the law.See all the predatorsMany of them were already on last year’s list. In Latin America, there is no change in the four major sources of threats and violence against journalists: drug traffickers, the Cuban dictatorship, FARC and paramilitary groups. Africa has also seen few changes. But power relationships have been evolving in the Middle East and Asia.Several predators have been dropped from the list, as in Somalia, where intelligence chief Mohamed Warsame Darwish, the instigator of heavy-handed raids, arbitrary arrests and, in some cases, deliberate shooting on the country’s few remaining journalists, was dismissed in December 2008. In Nigeria, the State Security Service has been reined in while the Nigeria Police Force, led by Ogbonna Onovo, has emerged as the leading source of abuses against the press. The poorly-training police are encouraged to use violence against journalists so that no one is there to witness their operations.In Iraq, journalists who do their job face real dangers from the conflicts that keep erupting but the situation is slowly improving and the violence is affecting the general population more than journalists in particular. That is why Reporters Without Borders has withdrawn Islamist groups from the ranks of the predators.But, a little to the south, in the Persian Gulf, Yemeni President Ali Abdulah Saleh has been added to the list. Yemen’s authorities have become much more repressive in the past year, creating a special court for press offences, harassing newspapers and prosecuting a dozen journalists in an attempt to limit coverage of dirty wars being waged in the north and south of the country.It was hard not to put the Philippines’ private militias top of the list after the local governor’s thugs massacred around 50 people, including 30 journalists, in Maguindanao province on 23 November 2009. The ensuing convoluted judicial proceedings betray a lack of political will to try those responsible, whose political support is too important for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Impunity is prevailing yet again.Taliban leader Mullah Omar, whose influence extends to Pakistan as well as Afghanistan, has joined the list because the holy war he is waging is also directed at the press. In his war to control media coverage, around 40 attacks were directly targeted at journalists and news media in 2009.Reporters Without Borders met Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, the list’s other new entrant, in March 2009. No one should be fooled by his confident pretence of tolerance and a benign view of press freedom. Two outspoken critics of Russia’s handling of the “Chechen issue,” Anna Politkovskaya and Natalia Estemirova, were both gunned down – Politkovskaya in Moscow in October 2006 and Estemirova in Grozny in July 2009. Both these murders had Kadyrov’s prints on them, as have many others that have taken place under the regime of terror he has imposed in Chechnya.The three national leaders Kim Jong-il, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Muammar Gaddafi illustrate the new Reporters Without Borders campaign ad about the Predators of Press Freedom. The ad was conceived by the Saatchi & Saatchi agency and was designed by artists Stephen J Shanabrook and Veronika Georgieva. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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