LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Read suffered a knock to the ribs in last week’s clash against the ChiefsTHREE CHANGES have been made to the starting line-up that met the Chiefs in Hamilton last weekend, including two positional changes, for the final match of the regular season against Western Force this Saturday.Kieran Read’s rib injury in the Chiefs match has ruled him out for this week, so captain Richie McCaw will move into the number 8 position and Matt Todd will come in at openside flanker.Tom Donnelly and Luke Romano will make up the locking duo this weekend, with Samuel Whitelock moving to the reserves. Adam Whitelock shifts from the wing to centre, making room for Sean Maitland to start in his favoured position of right wing. That sees Robbie Fruean move to the bench. Starting XV:Israel Dagg, Sean Maitland, Adam Whitelock, Ryan Crotty, Zac Guildford, Dan Carter, Ben Franks, Corey Flynn, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Tom Donnelly, George Whitelock, Matt Todd, Richie McCaw (c)Replacements:Quentin MacDonald, Wyatt Crockett, Samuel Whitelock, Luke Whitelock, Willi Heinz, Tom Taylor, Robbie Fruean, Andy Ellis HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JULY 06: Kieran Read of the Crusaders falls down injured during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and the Crusaders at Waikato Stadium on July 6, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Crusaders v Western ForceSaturday 14 July 2012 at AMI Stadium, AddingtonKick-off: 08:35
Projects Houses CopyHouses• Photographs: Jon Linkins, Donovan HillText description provided by the architects. Interest in prefabricated housing surfaces regularly. The local ‘Queenslander’ established a now much loved precedent although it might be forgotten how so many of them came into being; they were bought in kit form from catalogues and installed on stumps that coped with site conditions. Since that time various forms of kit home have appeared, usually relying on innovations in couplings, materials, fixings, spanning systems etc. The Happy Haus concept has its own form of benign innovation. It has no nifty gadgets, it does not even fit into a kit. It is entirely reconstructed using systems ideally suited to easy installation and maintenance ie; the same systems any ordinary house is built from. This reliance on completely transportable ordinariness, (the taps, the cupboards, the switches are all built in prior to transport) enables more people to quickly install or easily maintain a Happy Haus. The emphasis on maintenance particularly applies to remote area use. The DHAN series offers life enchancing charms to this dry concept; timber sashes, shaped volume, a pelmetted interior. The plan encourages multiple arrays, groups or clusters that can be particularised to sites, territories or prospects. Save this picture!© Donovan HillConceptual Framework Interest in prefabricated housing has cycled in and out of fashion. Vernacular systems like ‘barnstorming’ or the much romanticised ‘Queenslander’ have often proved the most successful. Grimly industrial urban ‘stacking’ of modules are perhaps the least successful. It is useful to reflect on the role of technology and the type of housing demand, to be conclusive. Vernacular methods seem to combine well in making individual houses, while technological niftiness seems not to contribute positively when making urban blocks. There is a current demand for housing which is acknowledged by attempts made in another hybrid situation – very remote housing in areas of limited skill and resources. Mining operations, indigenous housing and exotic holidaying share these curious conditions. An existing alliance with a building contractor enabling collaborative design and production of a prototype has refined our thinking to date. As much of the house as possible is factory built and trucked to a site, where as little as possible is done to establish the dwelling. Very ordinary building systems are be used to pursue the practice’s usual interests in establishing a ‘territory’ for occupation i.e. ways that differing, transportable items can be arrayed as a site and not just an object. Save this picture!© Jon LinkinsPublic and Cultural Benefits It has been difficult to communicate or exemplify, but the emphasis ideally is on using the DHAN Series to array sites (domains) rather than render them just as housey objects. Save this picture!© Jon LinkinsRelationship of built form to context There is a non-visual context; a context where housing fails because the services and systems fail. This is because of poor installation (there is less skill in remote areas) and poor maintenance, in the same skill short environment. Multiple orientation potential and the tailorisation of opening protection will formally differentiate the DHAN from setting to setting (even the varying colour palette plays its small part). Save this picture!© Jon LinkinsIntegration of allied disciplines The project is very jointly orchestrated as a team of financier, builder, architect and now operational/marketing manager. Cost/Value outcome Having the varying trades perform their work in controlled conditions on wages, rather than operating as subcontractors on sites, has produced real value. Save this picture!© Jon LinkinsEven the transport is relatively cheap compared to compliance, authority and establishment costs, which have proved to be a very expensive, value attacking aspect of Australian housing. Save this picture!© Jon LinkinsSustainability Aside from using reasonably ‘eco’ materials, the consolidation of transport energy into a singular significant event compares favourably with tens of dozens of subcontractor trips to sites. (Transport being more carbon offensive than building use.) Response to client and user needs Market responses indicate an almost reassuring reality….people want to touch and feel before they buy, (no amount of internet hype overcomes this delightfully human trait). Many corporate /industrial purchasers who consider the ‘product’ are keen to buy a more total package that includes servicing, cleaning, rental management etc.Save this picture!planProject gallerySee allShow lessSCALE: furniture/architecture/society / Breadtruck FilmsArticlesThe Cornerstone / JAJA Architects ApSArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/66345/happy-haus-donovan-hill Clipboard Happy Haus / Donovan Hill CopyAbout this officeDonovan HillOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on June 29, 2010Cite: “Happy Haus / Donovan Hill” 29 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 1 August 2017 | News Tagged with: fundraising events Research / statistics virtual event Which events are growing?The fastest growing mass participation fundraising events in 2016 (source: Massive).Although Race for Life is a long way ahead of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in terms of income, CRUK’s events experienced a 7% drop in income, while Macmillan’s increased by 18%. Advertisement Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is the most successful mass participation fundraising event in the UK. It raised £48 million last year, according to research by mass participation events specialists Massive.This is the fourth year that Race for Life has topped Massive‘s list of mass participation events.This year’s top five were:Race for Life (Cancer Research UK) – £48,000,000World’s Biggest Coffee Morning (Macmillan Cancer Support) – £29,500,000Walk the Walk (Moonwalk) – £8,000,000Brave the Shave (Macmillan Cancer Support) – £7,200,000Memory Walk (Alzheimer’s Society) – £6,600,000Between them the top 25 charities on the list raised more than £139 million from their mass participation fundraising events last year.The top 10 mass participation fundraising events by income – contact Massive for the full list of 25. Types of eventThe top 25 events do not exclusively involve physical challenge or endurance events. They included:bikewalkrunsocialvirtualgolfdressrun/walkother (Byte Night’s sleepout)The rise of virtual eventsThe research demonstrated the rapid rise and success of some virtual events. This new approach to mass participation events invites participants to join in at a time that suits them, usually over a period of several weeks, rather than travel to a particular location on a specific date.Participants track their progress online, aiming to reach a certain distance target or beat other participants or teams.Three virtual events made it into the top 25 list this year: the British Heart Foundation’s MyMarathonCancer Research UK’s Walk All Over CancerMacmillan Cancer Support’s Outrun.Those are significant achievements but Massive’s report confirms that these events are currently far from overtaking live mass participation events.Other charities outside the top 25 have launched virtual events involving cycling, walking, swimming and running. These include:UNHCR’s virtual marathonBrake’s virtual runChildren with Cancer UK’s Mr Men and Little Miss virtual run Three years growth in fundraising event incomeJohn Tasker, from Massive, said the amount raised from both charity owned and third-party sports fundraising events in the UK had risen during 2016. Indeed, this was the third year in a row in which fundraising income from events had grown. Furthermore, income had grown faster in 2016 than in 2015.He added: “While almost a third of the Top 25 events are more than 10 years old and account for 76% of the income, innovation continues to drive growth.“Ten of the events in the top 25 have been created since we started the survey in 2012 and although they account for only £25 million, their income is growing, while income for the older events fell last year.” CRUK’s Race for Life is most successful mass participation event The figures and ranking in the report are based on gross income reported for 2016 by the charities except for Moonwalk, Movember and Jeans for Genes where Massive made estimates.Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support together ran 11 of the top 25 biggest events, accounting for just under 75% of the total income.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N6zeXWH3bQ[/youtube] 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. WATCH: MyMarathon – you decide the pace and you decide the place[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuNnu20Yebc[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 353 total views, 3 views today 354 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51
At the call of the All Workers Militant Front (PAME), a labor federation affiliated with the Greek Communist Party, there was a general strike Jan. 12. This was the Friday before the parliamentary vote on a proposal to limit the right to strike. As lawmakers debated, protesters from PAME chanted “Hands off strikes!” during a march of about 20,000 people. Others held banners reading “Uprising!” and “No to modern slavery!”Workers protested because, to get the latest and last portion of the bailout from international banks, the Greek parliament had to agree to limit the right to strike, extend electronic auctions and seizures for tax and social security debts, and make cuts to child and disability benefits.In December 2017, when the proposal to limit strikes first came before the Greek parliament, PAME held a nationwide general strike on Dec. 14. It was called “a combative and loud response against the attempt of the government, the employers and the EU to smash the life of the working class and the peoples for the sake of the profits of capital.”On Jan. 15, the day of the vote, there was a strike by ADEDY (the Confederation of Civil Servants), the largest union of public-sector workers. They shut down mass transit in Athens.It is clear that the unions in Greece are defending the right to strike by striking. Given all the pain and losses they have suffered over the past 8 years, they are in no mood to accept the latest attacks quietly.Since Greece entered a financial crisis in 2010, its unions have called about 50 one-day general strikes to fight blatant attacks on workers’ living standards and lives. Farmers, the self-employed and retirees, who were also severely impacted by cuts in health care and other social services, often supported those strikes.Most of the strikes lasted one day. The short duration led the Greek and European bourgeoisie to discount their strength and impact. Production would quickly recover; a day of stoppage now and then would hurt little.The bailout program is set to end in August 2018. After that Greece must finance itself by selling government bonds instead of arranging support through the European Union. If the Greek government enters the open loan market, the loss of productivity from all these strikes will be more important to the Greek ruling class. >FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Twitter After Month Off, USDA Reports Flood In Previous articleFormer ISDA Director Hazlett is Transitioning to Role in the White HouseNext articlePelosi: Not There Yet on USMCA Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News After Month Off, USDA Reports Flood In Kokomo Grain’s Mike Silver on Why He Sees the Lack of Market Movement as a Good ThingFriday USDA reports came flooding in after delays from the recent partial government shutdown. The World Supply and Demand Estimates included lower 2018/19 U.S. corn imports, production, food, seed, and industrial use (FSI), feed and residual use, and stocks. The 2018/19 global soybean outlook includes lower production, exports, crush, and stocks. The full report is here.Cooler than average summer months but a warmer spring kept the 2018 corn harvest just 1 percent below last year’s record harvest. The nation’s soybean yield was up 5 percent from 2017, with planted area down 1 percent from record 2017 acreage, according to the Crop Production 2018 Summary released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).U.S. corn growers produced 14.4 billion bushels, down 1 percent from 2017. Corn yield in the U.S. is estimated at 176.4 bushels per acre, 0.2 bushel below the 2017 record yield of 176.6 bushels per acre. Area harvested, at 81.7 million acres, is down 1 percent from 2017. The 2018 corn objective yield data indicate the highest number of ears per acre on record for the combined 10 objective yield States (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).Soybean production for 2018 totaled a record 4.54 billion bushels, up 3 percent from 2017. With record high yields in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, and Ohio, the average soybean yield is estimated at 51.6 bushels per acre, 2.3 bushels above 2017, but 0.3 bushel below the record yield of 2016.For 2018, all cotton production is down 12 percent from 2017, at 18.4 million 480-pound bales. The U.S. yield is estimated at 838 pounds per acre, down 67 pounds from last year’s yield. Harvested area, at 10.5 million acres, is down 5 percent from last year.Sorghum grain production in 2018 is estimated at 365 million bushels, up 1 percent from 2017. Area planted for sorghum, at 5.69 million acres, up 1 percent from the previous year. Harvested area, at 5.06 million acres, is up less than 1 percent from 2017. Grain yield is estimated at 72.1 bushels per acre, up 0.4 bushel from last year. A record high yield was estimated in Illinois.Also released today were the Winter Wheat and Canola Seedings and Grain Stocks reports. The Winter Wheat Seedings report is the first indicator of this year’s winter wheat acreage. Planted area for harvest in 2019 is estimated at 31.3 million acres, down 4 percent from 2018.In the Grain Stocks report, corn stocks were estimated to be down 5 percent from December 1, 2017. Soybean stocks are up 18 percent from that time. Corn stored in all positions totaled 12.0 billion bushels, while soybeans totaled 3.74 billion bushels. All wheat stocks were up 7 percent from last year. All wheat stored in all positions totaled 2.00 billion bushels.The full Crop Production 2018 Summary is available online at www.nass.usda.gov/Publications. The report contains year-end acreage, yield and production estimates for grains and hay; oilseeds; cotton, tobacco and sugar; dry beans, peas and lentils; and potatoes and miscellaneous crops.Source: USDA SHARE By Andy Eubank – Feb 8, 2019 Facebook Twitter
Organisation As the European Commission prepares to hold a debate tomorrow on the rule of law in Poland, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has written to the commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, urging him to unequivocally condemn Poland’s new media law and to call for its repeal. News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF_en January 12, 2016 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF urges Juncker to call for the repeal of Poland’s new media law News We are all very conscious of the precedent of Hungary’s adoption of a draconian media law in late 2010, to which the European Commission reacted by recommending amendments. Eventually adopted by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, these recommendations were purely cosmetic and did not address the core of the problem because the ruling party, Fidesz, continues to control the composition and powers of Hungary’s all-important Media Council.RSF cautions the European Commission against any unprincipled compromise that endangers media pluralism and freedom in Poland.RSF says no to the “Orbanization” of Polish democracy.Sincerely,Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-general January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Dear President Juncker,All Europe will be watching you tomorrow, when the members of the European Commission are to discuss the situation in Poland with regard to the rule of law. This discussion cannot end without a strong undertaking from you. Your credibility depends on it.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) an international organization that defends freedom of information, urges you to unequivocally condemn Poland’s enactment of a new media law violating fundamental European values, and to call for its complete repeal.This law gives the government full powers to appoint and dismiss the chief executives and supervisory boards of the public broadcast media, who until now were selected by means of a procedure overseen by the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT). Respect for media freedom and pluralism are among the requirements for admission to the European Union, which cannot demand from membership candidates what it does not demand from its own members.Poland’s President Andrzej Duda enacted the law on 7 January, a week after the two parliamentary chambers passed it without any debate.RSF and other NGOs filed a joint warning with the Council of Europe on 4 January about the threat that this law poses to media freedom. Posted on the Platform to Promote the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists, this alert was sent to the Polish authorities requesting a response. There was none.The ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) already gave evidence of its authoritarian tendencies when it passed a law in late December stripping Poland’s constitutional tribunal of its independence.In a letter to Polish foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski on 30 December, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans said: “Freedom and pluralism of the media are crucial (…) in a member state respectful of the common values on which the union is founded.” RSF hopes that the action that the European Commission takes as a result of tomorrow’s debate accords with this position. Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns Receive email alerts PolandEurope – Central Asia May 10, 2021 Find out more With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Poland PolandEurope – Central Asia Photo : Jean-Claude Juncker © Independent
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a complaint seeking relief against JP Morgan Chase Bank (“Chase”) and its attorney under the Federal Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA” or “the Act”) for alleged violations of § 1692 of the Act. Anderman v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, Nat’l Ass’n, (11th Cir. Feb. 11, 2020). The plaintiffs in Anderman were prior defendants in Chase’s foreclosure action against their deceased brother, Clinton Arbuckle. Arbuckle defaulted on his Chase mortgage, so Chase hired its law firm, Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones PLLC (“Phelan”), to initiate foreclosure proceedings against Arbuckle and his “possible heir[s].”Chase served the heirs with the complaint which identified their potential interest in the property. Within the complaint, Chase requested the court enter a foreclosure judgment and retain jurisdiction to enter a deficiency judgment. The summons served with the complaint provided the standard language regarding the risks of failing to timely respond to the complaint, including “los[ing] the case, …your wages, money and property…without further warning from the court.” The heirs filed a complaint against Chase and Phalen alleging the foreclosure complaint and summons violated § 1692 of the FDCPA. Specifically, the Heirs argued Chase and Phelan were debt collectors who used “false, deceptive, or misleading representations” and/or “unfair or unconscionable means” to collect a debt. Chase and Phelan moved to dismiss the Heirs’ complaint arguing the pleading failed to establish Chase or Phelan were debt collectors or that they engaged in conduct which constituted debt collection against the heirs. The lower court granted the motion to dismiss and the heirs appealed.The Eleventh Circuit agreed with the lower court’s dismissal finding Chase was not a debt collector as defined by the Act nor was the complained of behavior “attempts to collect debt” from the Heirs. The court explained the FDCPA defined a debt collector as a person who “regularly collect[ed] or attempt[ed] to collect debts for others.” Since Chase originated Arbuckle’s mortgage it could not be a debt collector because it was collecting its own debt not collecting a debt “for others.” The Court also found the heirs’ complaint deficient as to Phelan because it lacked “sufficient factual content showing that either Phelan’s ‘principal purpose’ is debt collection or that Phelan ‘regularly collects’ debt that is ‘owed or due another.’”The court also disagreed with the Heirs’ position that the summons and complaint was an attempt to collect a debt against the heirs. The court explained the language in the complaint seeking a deficiency pertained only to Arbuckle and pointed out the complaint allegations pertaining to the Heirs was limited to their interest as heirs. Lastly, the court found language in the summons to be the form language suggested in rule 1.902 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. It surmised the summons did “not constitute an implicit or explicit demand for the [Heirs] to pay any debt.” The court concluded the Heirs were only joined because of their potential interest in the property “not because they owed any payment.” This decision affirming dismissal of the heirs’ complaint is an accurate statutory interpretation in the context of FDCPA claims and will prove to be useful precedent for disposing of similar claims early in the case without protracted litigation. 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Climatic change has long been regarded as an important factor in evolutionary history. In particular, periods of enhanced extinction in marine taxa (especially those from warmer waters) have frequently been linked to decreases in seawater temperature. Studies of the physiology of marine invertebrates and fish alive today have revealed well-developed abilities to cope with temperature change, and there would thus appear to be a dichotomy between the rates of temperature change associated with extinction in geological history and the very much faster rates (by several orders of magnitude) with which many marine organisms can cope today. Nevertheless, evidence from ecology and biogeography indicates that temperature, or some temperature-associated factor, does play a significant role in determining the limits to performance, and hence distribution. The resolution of the dichotomy between the evidence from paleontology and physiology may come through a consideration of the role of the previous evolutionary history of the fauna, the influence of sudden temperature events, or the impact of climatic change on individual competitive ability, community structure, and ecosystem functioning. Studies of the energetics of marine invertebrates in relation to temperature and the evolutionary history of polar faunas indicate that we should beware of anthropocentric judgements in attempting to understand the role of climatic change in evolutionary history, and be critical in distinguishing the role of temperature per se from temperature-associated ecological factors. Present evidence suggests that climatic change in the sea, at least at the rates currently believed to be typical, is unlikely to cause extinction by direct physiological impact. It is more likely that extinction is caused by ecological factors; temperature change is thus only one of several factors that may promote those ecological changes that are currently the best candidates for the proximate cause of extinction in the sea.
The Texas GulfLink will comprise an onshore oil storage terminal. (Credit: Pixabay/LEEROY Agency) Sentinel Midstream subsidiary Texas GulfLink and Freepoint Commodities have signed agreements for the Texas GulfLink’s deepwater crude oil export facility off the Texas Gulf Coast.Planned to be built off the coast of Freeport, Texas, the Texas GulfLink deepwater crude oil export facility will have capacity to fully load very large crude carrier (VLCC) vessels.Sentinel Midstream president and CEO Jeff Ballard said: “We are pleased with the additional level of commercial support that Freepoint’s involvement will provide to Texas GulfLink.“As the project continues to move forward with the deepwater crude oil license application process, Sentinel is excited that Freepoint has chosen to align with Texas GulfLink and will utilize their substantial global and commercial resources to create value for their customers.“Through their Asian market focus, Freepoint will lead efforts to meet the growing demand from Asian refineries for US produced crude oil.”The Texas GulfLink terminal can fully load VLCC vesselsThe Texas GulfLink project will comprise onshore oil storage terminal, which is connected to a manned offshore platform approximately 48.2km off the Gulf Coast, by a 42-inch pipeline.Oil from the platform will be transported to two Single Point Mooring buoys to supply two million barrels of crude oil with loading rates up to 85,000 barrels per hour onto VLCCs.Comprising around-the-clock monitoring, the offshore platform will provide shippers with a safe and reliable mooring operation for VLCCs and other crude carrier vessels, Sentinel said.The financing for the Texas GulfLink terminal will be provided by Cresta Fund Management.Freepoint CEO David Messer: “Freepoint recognizes the significant experience that the Texas GulfLink team has in deepwater port projects and the team’s ability to construct and operate to the highest standards.“The Texas GulfLink project will help meet the demands our customers have to reliably source US crude oil through a neutral infrastructure export option.”In June 2019, Sentinel Midstream submitted a license application to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) for the Texas GulfLink export terminal. The Texas GulfLink deepwater crude oil export facility will have capacity to fully load very large crude carrier vessels