KCS-content BRITISH exports shot up by 5.4 per cent to a record value of £25.1bn in January, helping to narrow the UK’s overall trade gap to £3bn.The deficit fell from £5.5bn in December, when severe winter snow and changes in aircraft import taxes resulted in a record high deficit — £9.7bn — in visible goods. The visible goods deficit dropped to £7.1bn at the start of this year, rebounding from December’s slump, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed yesterday.“The marked improvement in the trade gap is good news for the rebalancing story, particularly with exports of goods picking up strongly which tallies with the strong performance of the manufacturing sector,” said Hetal Mehta of Daiwa Capital.“If this trend continues, it is likely that net trade will make a positive contribution to GDP growth,” she added.The official figures mirror positive results from recent business surveys. February’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI) showed visible exports “registering one of the strongest expansions since data were first available in 1996,” according to Markit, which undertakes the survey.“Plus, the export orders balance in the February CBI industrial trends survey was at a 15-year high,” added Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight.A survey of British exporters by Travelex, released yesterday, showed 74 per cent were confident in current trading conditions.However, the UK’s trade surplus on services — unaffected by weather conditions or the one-off fluctuation in aircraft imports — slipped slightly in January, to £4.1bn, from £4.2bn in December. whatsapp Wednesday 9 March 2011 7:51 pm British exports bounce back Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ 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 Tags: NULL
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2008 presentation results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2008 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2009 abridged results.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
See all posts by Royston Roche 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. 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. 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. Renewi (LSE: RWI) is a waste-to-product company. It operates mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the UK. Renewi’s share price rose about 200% in the past year. I want to review the company to understand if this is the right ESG (environmental, social, and governance) stock for my portfolio.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…The bull case for the Renewi share priceRenewi released its fiscal year 2021 results yesterday. The results were better than the management’s estimates. The stock closed the day with a gain of 3.77%. Revenue fell by 5% to €1.7bn despite disruption from Covid-19. Underlying EBIT (earnings before interest and tax) dropped by 3% to €73m; this was above the earlier estimates. The strong performance, particularly in the second half of the year, led to the upgrade to 2022 estimates. Renewi’s ESG evaluation score was recently revised by Standard & Poor’s, to 83 from 75. The ESG evaluation score of 83 reflects Renewi’s above-average focus on recycling and waste management. The company benefits from operations in one of the most advanced circular economies in the world. A circular economy, in practice, is aimed at eliminating waste and continual use of resources. There is a growing awareness about the need to protect the environment. Governments, especially in Europe, have already taken the lead in climate protection. Renewi operates in an industry that I believe has strong long-term growth prospects. This is also evident in the words of the company’s CEO: “The transition to a circular economy will increase demand for recycling and higher quality recyclates, which supports our business model”.Another reason why I like the company is that it has improving cash flows. This shows efficient cost handling by the management. The company’s Renewi 2.0 programme is also progressing well. It has two key themes: the first is digitisation of the business. Next is simplification and harmonisation of processes by simplifying the product offering and eliminating redundant activities. The cost of the three-year programme is €40m, and it is expected to save the company €20m annually.Risks to considerRecycling is a costly process. It involves huge capital investments. The margins are thin in this industry. This is also seen in the company’s financials as it reported losses in the preceding years. Only this year was the company able to report a profit of €11m. It reported a loss of €77.1m for 2020.The company’s debt is another concern for me. It has a debt of €720m. The debt to equity ratio is 2.96, which is very high, in my opinion.Regulatory, environmental rules, or changes in law and policy of the countries in which the company operates could add additional costs. Also, the increase in the Covid-19 cases could derail global economic growth. This would hurt the company’s earnings and negatively impact Renewi’s share price.Taking all things into consideration. I like the company’s business model and the sector it operates. However, the low profitability and high debt is a matter of concern to me. So, I am not a buyer of the stock now. I will keep the stock in my watchlist for my ESG 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. 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UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life spoiler-free review – a beautifully nostalgic return to Stars HollowWithin the space of five seconds and a chime of a familiar a cappella choir, it’s as if we never left Stars Hollow. But we can’t quite believe it’s been nine years, and the quirky town has never looked better.Netflix’s A Year in the Life four-part revival is a treasure trove for all die-hard Gilmore Girls fans who have missed the fast-paced dialogue and pop culture references of the titular mother-and-daughter duo. “Haven’t done that in a while,” says Lorelai after a particularly huge sentence. “Felt good,” replies Rory. You bet it does.Pretty much every character you loved (or hated) is back in some way or another. The script is as fresh and slick as ever, and it is somehow both nostalgic yet fits right into the TV landscape of 2016.Here is the official trailer:All four 90-minute episodes will be available on Netflix at 12:01 AM on Friday, November 26th.Use this link to read the complete, spoiler-free review. Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! TAGSGilmore Girlsnetflix Previous articleThanksgiving: A Uniquely American HolidayNext articleSeacoast Bank remodels Apopka branch Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Projects “COPY” Australia Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372439/paling-fence-house-nasa Clipboard Paling Fence House / NASASave this projectSavePaling Fence House / NASASave this picture!© Nils KoenningHouses•Melbourne, Australia Year: Year: Architects: NASA Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySave this picture!© Nils KoenningRecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. In response to increasing population densities in the suburbs, the Australian government over 10 years ago introduced strict town planning guidelines specific to residential projects. Dual occupancy developments are new dwellings inserted into backyards of existing houses with a min. ‘leftover’ area of 300m2. In addition to planning constraints defined by setbacks from the title boundary, the proposal had to be single storey, provide facility for 2 car parking spaces, outdoor amenity areas and steer clear of existing unbuildable sewer and water supply infrastructure. In summary, the remaining buildable area translated to no more than 140m2. Due to the high labour cost of building in Australia and in the interest of reasonable return in capital; the maximum and efficient use of the site is inevitable and mandatory. Save this picture!© Nils KoenningDespite the challenge posed by the pragmatics of the site, the architectural intent had to remain and drive the project. The site is flanked on all sides of conventional brick veneer dwellings typical to most Australian suburbs. The challenges of the site extrapolated a transparent building, the intent being that a clear line of sight would artificially enlarge the building. By dissolving the walls, the building feels more expansive than it actually is. It is awash with light, the transparency allows for constant glimpses and unexpected visual connections thereby encouraging physical engagement. The widths of the room or spaces are kept to a minimum to keep the structure simple and save on costs. Save this picture!© Nils KoenningThere is not a single steel beam or column. The study to the laundry flare out dimensionally and in sequence as deemed necessary by the pragmatics of functionality specific to the use of those rooms. Money saved were consequently spent on better finishes and environmentally sustainable features such as rainwater harvesting for toilet flushing, garden taps and higher quality insulation materials. The external cladding selected does not require an applied finish. The vertical slot window to the study is a leftover timber structural member found and fabricated onsite. The building’s overshadowing pattern is used as shade rather than constructing a separate roof covering. Often in dual occupancy developments, physical title boundaries are blurred, where private, public and common property begins and terminates.Save this picture!© Nils KoenningThe proverbial Australian timber paling fence is celebrated, a material used in practically every building typology throughout Australia and consistent with the Australian vernacular. It is abstractly applied to the entry door to explicitly delineate where ‘private’ begins and a reminder of what was previously there.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessKickstarter Campaign Aims to Transform Denver Parking Lot into Outdoor ClassroomArchitecture NewsThe City of Fort Lauderdale Votes in Favor of BIG’s Marina LoftsArticles Share 2013 photographs: Nils KoenningPhotographs: Nils Koenning+ 15 Share Paling Fence House / NASA Houses 2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/372439/paling-fence-house-nasa Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNASAOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on May 17, 2013Cite: “Paling Fence House / NASA” 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Year: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Blu Bathworks, Caesarstone, Flos, Quantum Windows & Doors, Rich Brilliant Willing Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Harrison St. House / Ryan Leidner Architecture CopyHouses, Restoration•San Francisco, United States United States “COPY” Projects “COPY” Harrison St. House / Ryan Leidner ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHarrison St. House / Ryan Leidner Architecture Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 29Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918826/harrison-st-house-ryan-leidner-architecture Clipboard 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918826/harrison-st-house-ryan-leidner-architecture Clipboard Photographs: Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Ryan Leidner Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareSave this picture!© Joe FletcherText description provided by the architects. Located in San Francisco’s Mission District, a neighborhood known for its history and diversity, the Harrison St House adds a modern counterpoint to the urban context while creating a secluded sanctuary for a young family. Drawing on the courtyard-house typology, the project centers around an interior garden, which is the first space one experiences when entering from the street.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Joe FletcherConceived as a home in two parts, the more private functions of the house take place in the newly built 2-story structure at the rear of the lot, while opposite the courtyard, a remodeled front building is used for more social functions and gatherings. Designed to celebrate the owners’ love for gardening and spending time outdoors, the ground floor living space opens onto the courtyard with a set of lift and slide doors. Materially, the exposed concrete flooring at the interior extends into the garden, dissolving into a series of linear pavers, interspersed with lines of a drought-tolerant sedum.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherWhile maintaining a compact footprint, the new house has an open kitchen/living room, half bath and garage on the ground floor, and 2 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs. A flush wall of cabinetry offers storage and a display area without encroaching upon the space. The primary bedrooms and bathroom are on the upstairs level of the house, where an exposed rafter ceiling and bleached Douglas Fir floors give warmth and rhythm to the spaces. A lightwell brings fresh air into the hallway and nursery while also providing an outdoor space for the kids to play.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherAcross the courtyard stands the existing structure on the lot, an early Italianate-style commercial building with a butterfly roof. Originally built in 1888 to be a saloon and home for the bar’s proprietor, the building had seen many uses over the years, but had fallen into disrepair by the time the property was purchased by the current owners.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!PlansWanting to preserve the historic character of the space, the existing wood structure and ceiling rafters were refinished and left exposed, while the old windows, floors and finishes were replaced, creating a greater sense of continuity with the new house. Keeping with a subtle palate of natural wood tones and white surfaces, the front house was designed to be a relaxed social space, where kids’ playtime and afternoon lounging can easily evolve into an evening dinner party.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!© Joe FletcherAn onsen-inspired bathroom complete with a cedar-lined sauna and outdoor tub/shower, encourage relaxation and the spirit of communal bathing while a custom, hand-painted mural by a local painter enlivens the space. Drawing on contextual cues, the primary façade of the new structure echoes the traditional, horizontal siding seen on the front house and throughout the neighborhood, while offering a playful interpretation of scale and materiality.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherWhile the house enjoys its inner garden and cloister-like character, a major aim of the project was to give back to the neighborhood through the creation of a public green space along the street edge. To do so, large sections of the sidewalk surrounding the house were removed to create large planter beds, which the owners tend.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessVodka Palace House / Marcus Browne architectSelected ProjectsBunsen Restaurant / MESURASelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeRyan Leidner ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on June 11, 2019Cite: “Harrison St. House / Ryan Leidner Architecture” 11 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Facebook WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 26, 2021 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp TAGSDiane K. BrownEllen Noël Art MuseumLives Lived Well: With Stories to TellPermian Basin Juried Art Exhibition Pinterest The 63rd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition & Diane K. Brown Solo Exhibition “Lives Lived Well: With Stories to Tell” opening will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd.The exhibition aims to highlight the talent of artists in and around the West Texas region. This year, artists were encouraged to explore the theme Fairytales & Folklore.This show was juried by Alex Gregory, Curator at the Amarillo Museum of Art. This exhibition is hosted by the Ellen Noël Art Museum in partnership with the Odessa Art Association.Diane K. Brown was selected by Juror, Georgina Ngozi, as the Best in Show Winner of the 62nd Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition. Diane K. Brown’s Solo Exhibition, “Lives Lived Well: With Stories to Tell” will also be on view.The digital exhibition will go live on the day of the opening at tinyurl.com/p3thrztr.This exhibition will come to a close Aug. 8.For more information, call 432-550-9696 or visit noelartmuseum.org. Local News Twitter Exhibition and opening Previous articleGrief Relief Support GroupNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Bitcoin wildcatters in West Texas are turning wasted fuel into profit Odessa American
in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Increasing pool losses and riding shares of delinquent loans muted the positive credit effects of recent settlements, according to a release sent by Moody’s analysts on Tuesday.The influx of $7.35 billion of settlement proceeds to deals involving outstanding Countrywide residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) was not large enough to significantly affect the transactions’ credit profile going forward, according to the statement.“The $7.35 billion of settlement proceeds distributed thus far to the “settling trusts” we rate accounted for only 9.6% of our current projection of those trusts’ lifetime losses, and the majority of the transactions have delinquency pipelines greater than 10% of current balance,” Moody’s said.Distributions were credit positive for only a limited number of bonds, with 7 percent of bonds recording more than a 10 percent increase in credit enhancement with 19 percent of bonds upgraded.Bond from deals with low settlement shares still benefited because of waterfall features, while the credit profile of bonds from deals with large settlement shares but weak pool performance remain unchanged.“Ultimately, the underlying pool performance, in conjunction with transaction specific waterfall features, and not just the settlement amount factored into the impact of the recoveries,” Moody’s said.On average, the distribution of $7.35 billion from $8.5 billion of the Countrywide settlement funds to Countrywide RMBS bonds Moody’s rates covered 9.5% of the lifetime net loss they project on Alt-A, 9.9% of subprime, 9.9% of prime jumbo and only 9.5% of option ARM product lines.“In addition, the majority of transactions have delinquency pipelines greater than 10 percent,” Moody’s said.The distributions were credit positive for a small number of bonds, as it resulted in partial recoveries of bond losses and minimal to-no write-ups of subordinated bonds that had sustained losses. Of bonds in the major asset classes, 68 percent displayed no positive growth in credit enhancement and 7 percent of bonds displayed an increase in credit enhancement of more than 10 percent. As nearly 61 percent of Countrywide deals had no subordinate bonds prior to the settlement and only 14 deals had subordinate tranches written up from zero, the recoveries, even those as large as 30 percent of the May pool balance, did not offset the depletion of credit enhancement and or losses already incurred on these bonds. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Phil Banker Tagged with: Countrywide Moody’s Settlements Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Weak Loan Performance Offsets Countrywide Settlement Previous: Cordray Shares Expectations for New Administration Next: ServiceLink Fined by Regulators for ‘Improper Actions’ Print This Post Countrywide Moody’s Settlements 2017-01-24 Brian Honea January 24, 2017 1,397 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Weak Loan Performance Offsets Countrywide Settlement Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe
Google+ Initial Irish Water charges confirmed as Donegal councillors repeat calls for meeting By News Highland – September 30, 2014 Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ The Sinn Fein grouping on Donegal County Council has called on Irish Water to meet with elected members immediately.The calls come almost a year after similar calls were made last year.Calls have also been made on the Minister for Environment, Alan Kelly to also meet with Council members.Cllr Albert Doherty said it is not good enough that Irish Water have ignored Donegal County Council for almost a year now…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/albrtwater.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleJohn Delaney pays tribute to Hugh ‘Dick’ DohertyNext articleCouncillor says mobile and broadband services must be improved News Highland Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week