whatsapp Share Thursday 2 December 2010 7:10 pm KCS-content MID-MARKET private equity house Inflexion acquired Asperity Employee Benefits in a £25.5m buyout yesterday.Asperity, a market leader at providing employee benefits such as discount and reward schemes, has more than 500 clients including BSkyB, Aviva and Ladbrokes and attracts about £150m of retail spend through its platform each year.Inflexion co-founder John Hartz said Asperity was attractive due to its double-digit growth performance through the recession. The deal would support Asperity’s UK expansion plans and give it the firepower to make new acquisitions. “We have already started looking,” he said. Inflexion’s Simon Turner and Christian Hamilton will join the board while Asperity co-founder Glenn Elliott stays managing director. whatsapp Inflexion in £25.5m buyout of Asperity Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼
Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. How do you retire early? Well, taking advantage of the stock market crash is one way. So let’s look at the investment opportunities and risks of getting exposure to mining companies and their shares. Market crash First of all, I understand how daunting it is to read stock market news nowadays. Not only are the statistics we see on a daily basis horrible, corporate news is quite grim too. However, after having fallen sharply, stock indexes present plenty of opportunities for investors to buy the cheapest firms. Among them are mining companies, their prices having fallen because the demand for most metals has dropped. 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…There are plenty of ways for investors in the UK to bet on manufacturing activity recovery. The easiest way to do so is to buy mining companies’ shares listed on the LSE. In my view, the less risky bets would be on large multinational companies. Very good examples of these are Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Glencore. Mining companies and their commoditiesAll of the firms mentioned above are exposed to industrial metals used in real production. Thus, Anglo American specialises in copper, diamonds, platinum group metals, iron ore, coal, nickel and manganese. Glencore produces copper, cobalt, zinc, nickel and ferroalloys, whereas Rio Tinto specialises in iron ore, aluminium, copper, diamonds and titanium. Finally, BHP Billiton extracts copper, iron ore, coal, nickel and petroleum. Almost all of these materials’ prices are near multi-year lows.This is because of the manufacturing decline due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, “this too shall pass“. Admittedly, the coronavirus will not be over in just a few weeks and the risks of second and third infection waves are substantial. However, I do not think the pandemic will last several years. So, investors believing that the economic downturn will not last forever might want to consider buying these companies’ shares.Investment opportunity?Most importantly, all of these companies are large and sound. They do not have excessive levels of debt, unlike many small-caps. They have been profitable for a number of years and have long dividend records. Their dividend yields are high. Unfortunately, there is a risk that the dividends could be cut for a short time. However, since their shares trade at substantial discounts, buying them for the long term would likely turn out to be profitable.Moreover, these companies are well-diversified, which means that they do not concentrate on one commodity. So, by buying one of these firms, you make sure that you have exposure to all of the materials this company extracts.Buying the mining companies’ shares means you can enjoy one of the most important advantages of being exposed to commodities, their limited supply. Moreover, come the economic recovery, demand for industrial metals will rise, thus pushing the prices upwards. This would contribute to your shares’ appreciation as well. 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Lions manager Andy Irvine (L) chats with Wallabies captain James HorwillWith the World Cup put to bed, the next great landmark for home union players is the Lions tour to Australia in 2013. There are also a number of coaches putting their best foot forward for the hardest coaching job in rugby.The bookies’ front-runner is Warren Gatland, who has already agreed a five-month break in his WRU contract. The Lions has held its traditions better than any sporting team, even with the blip of 2005. The Lions is about picking the best of British and Irish talent, and having a foreign head coach sends a poor signal as to the strength of our rugby.There’s also a certain irony as Gatland held a bias in selection against foreign-based players during his Ireland days and now in his Welsh capacity.Of the other Six Nations coaches, Declan Kidney is a good outside bet. Declan ticks a lot of boxes. He won a Grand Slam in his first year in charge of Ireland to add to his two Heineken Cups with Munster. He has also had success in overseas competitions with Ireland, winning the Junior World Cup in 1998 and the 2009 Churchill Cup.A more startling victory for Lions manager Andy Irvine and the Six Nations committee was Ireland’s pool win against Australia at New Zealand 2011. Yes, the Wallabies were without Pocock, Moore and Ioane, and yes, the wet conditions played into Ireland’s hands with their set-piece attack.But still Ireland achieved a well-crafted victory. That template may not work on the hard Australian turf, but even so Kidney and his staff had the Wallabies worked out to perfection.Kidney’s other strength is man-management, as he has proved at every level of the game. He has good working relationships with his coaching staff and allows them to have a big input into the way the team plays. This is an important virtue in a coaching staff just put together, as is his onus on players enjoying themselves on tour.Kidney has one major disadvantage in that he has never coached a team with such public profile and such accompanying media pressures. He’s never been involved with the Lions and knowing the culture from the inside is a big bonus.Andy Robinson has this experience but with the Scots failing to push on to the next level, you feel he’ll feature as a specialist coach at best. So too Shaun Edwards, who is happiest in the trenches of on-field coaching rather than the head coach pressures. The final candidate is, of course, Ian McGeechan. If Irvine were to convince Geech to have one more go then he simply has to get the job. Geech always coaches at his best with an intimidating figure like Jim Telfer as a double act. Well, how about Martin Johnson as that foil? They had a great coach/captain relationship in 1997 and would be an exciting combo that would get my vote.If not available, then a strong Six Nations by Ireland and IRFU allowance of a gap year could have Kidney, the man with the Midas touch, stepping into the breach.This article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Rugby World Magazine. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. CARDIFF, WALES – NOVEMBER 28: British & Irish Lions manager Andy Irvine (L) chats with Wallabies captain James Horwill during the announcement of the 10-match schedule for the 2013 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia at Millennium Stadium on November 28, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
CopyHouses•Cholula de Rivadavia (San Pedro Cholula), Mexico Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/588886/sol-25-proyecto-cafeina Clipboard CopyAbout this officeProyecto CafeínaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodCholula de Rivadavia (San Pedro Cholula)MexicoPublished on January 19, 2015Cite: “Sol 25 / Proyecto Cafeína” [Sol 25 / Proyecto Cafeína] 19 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Plural Area Area of this architecture project Area: 137 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in a House / Plural “COPY” Year: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793967/house-in-a-house-plural Clipboard “COPY” Projects Slovakia Save this picture!© Daniela Dostálková+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793967/house-in-a-house-plural Clipboard House in a House / PluralSave this projectSaveHouse in a House / Plural 2016 Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Duravit, RenolitLandscape:LABAKStructural Engineer:Samuel ŠimonovičCustom Interior Objects Design:Ľubica SegečováCity:BernolákovoCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela DostálkováRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacText description provided by the architects. The family house is located in a stabilized area of detached houses and garden plots. Set back from the street, it has the same position as a former garden house. This provides certain intimity and isolation. The central situation of the house splits the plot into the front and rear garden. While the front garden is concieved as lush, informal vegetation, the rear garden hidden behind the house has a more functional character.Save this picture!ModelThe house itself is divided into two concentric parts – the inner and the outer. The inner part is comprised of basic dwelling components and laid out on a Palladian 3×3 grid with a vertically accented dining room in its centre. The outer part consists of the additional programme – patios of different size and proportion, garage, pool and storages. It forms an in–between space, neither a house, nor a garden. It serves as a mediator between both of them.Save this picture!© Daniela DostálkováProject gallerySee allShow lessRoyal Collections Museum / Mansilla + Tuñón ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSayama Forest Chapel / Hiroshi Nakamura & NAPSelected Projects Share Photographs: Daniela Dostálková Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Bernolákovo, Slovakia Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officePluralOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBernolákovoSlovakiaPublished on August 25, 2016Cite: “House in a House / Plural” 25 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 59Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918083/ascot-veil-house-wolveridge-architects Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Design Team:Ricky Booth, Jet LeeClients:Joel McKerlie, Nicole BodyEngineering:RC Engineering & ConsultancyCity:Ascot ValeCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. We were engaged twice to design this home, firstly as a conventional two-story ‘box’ type structure. However, once handed over to the Client, a heritage overlay was introduced which forced the clients to undertake a stressful re-design which was then decided by a local tribunal. With the assistance of a heritage consultant and under instructions to provide minimal change to the floor plan, we re-imagined the design in the context of the newly introduced heritage precinct. This involved a local review of the existing interwar building stock, identification of key elements and the manipulation of certain aspects, in a contemporary interpretation of the historical component.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe were moved by the asymmetrical nature of gable roofs, the incorporation of texture at the interface of the Art Deco period and the general embellishment of craftsmanship as a principle of the time. These were the key aspects which informed our response. The profile of the gable runs the entire length of the building and its form is apparent throughout the interior. The further use of textured materials common to the era – slate, timber, bluestone and fine mesh detailing contribute to the response.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellAs a builder and motorbike lover, vehicle, tool and toys storage were paramount, an ability to park van and trailer both in the garage in tandem format. As a young professional family, the study is a keyspace, connected to the main corridor via a large glazed window that brings light through the study from the north. This encourages an interactive working environment within the home with extensive layout space for tendering and running projects. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellUpon arrival the client’s prized possession – the baby grand piano is a feature of the entry within the double height space. This was a complex project for the structural engineer and thankfully, again the builder was also the owner. The architecture was prepared under limited scope and fees, however, a good builder/architect relationship enabled significant detail resolution during on-site workshops during the building project. This minimized documentation and enabled high-level input on the site, this resulted in a highly detailed project.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe builder and owner Joel is an absolute craftsman who laid all the tiles, stone cladding, slate roofing, he manufactured and installed all of the steel plate and grill work personally, thousands of hours have gone into the home, so it’s not a commercial venture by any standards, but a home for a couple of perfectionists. They seem happy! Our client took some years to construct this project. They have finally moved in, some seven years after our first design. They are relieved and happy, and through all of this are able to recognize the improvement of the home and its relevance in the area through the forced redesign. I think they are just happy to be in, finally.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow less9.639, An Inserted Variable Office / LUO studioSelected ProjectsLos Angeles LGBT Center – Anita May Rosenstein Campus / Leong Leong + Killefer Flamm…Selected Projects Share Ascot Veil House / Wolveridge Architects CopyHouses•Ascot Vale, Australia Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Centor, GRAPHISOFT, Dulux, Hafele, Hunter Pacific, Laminex, Signorino, Cabinetmaker, Don Currie Carpets “COPY” Projects Area: 242 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia 2019 Photographs Architects: Wolveridge Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918083/ascot-veil-house-wolveridge-architects Clipboard Jerry Wolveridge Photographs: Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeWolveridge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAscot ValeAustraliaPublished on May 30, 2019Cite: “Ascot Veil House / Wolveridge Architects” 30 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 5 April 2014 | 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. Tagged with: Funding Ireland social enterprise Irish social entrepreneurs offered €600,000 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis An awards programme worth €600,000 to find new social entrepreneurs in Ireland is open for applications.Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is offering €420,000 in cash and €180,000 in kind for social entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas and solutions to Ireland’s social and environmental programmes.The awards will be provided under two programmes – Impact and Elevator. With €100,000 in funding, the Impact Programme acts as a substantial source of capital for the projects it supports. In addition to this funding, Impact Awardees will receive direct support from the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland team valued in excess of €40,000.The Elevator Programme provides €20,000 in direct funding. In addition to this funding, Elevator Awardees will receive direct support from the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland team valued at more than €10,000.The organisers envisage up to three awards in the Impact category and 4-6 awards in the Elevator category.Two further information sessions will be held in Longford on the April 7th and Belfast, 15th April.The deadline for applications is 28 April 2014 and can be made online at Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.
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News Receive email alerts RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Follow the news on Iraq Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News News October 28, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraqi woman journalist shot dead in Baghdad IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more to go further IraqMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Organisation Help by sharing this information December 28, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today condemned the fatal shooting yesterday in Baghdad of Iraqi TV journalist Liqaa Abdul-Razzaq in what “once again bears the hallmarks of an execution.” An interpreter and the driver of the taxi she was travelling in were also killed in the same shooting, while a woman friend was wounded.”We are outraged by what appears to have been a targeted killing designed to intimidate the entire press and we call on the authorities to carry out a rapid and thorough investigation to identify those responsible and prevent this kind of tragedy continuing,” the organisation said.It also reiterated the principle that “journalists are neutral observers whose work must be protected and respected in order to ensure that news reporting is as free and thorough aspossible.”Abdul-Razzak was travelling in the taxi with her friend and the interpreter when it was fired on by unidentified gunmen. Abdel-Razak, the interpreter and the taxi-driver all died on the spot. The injured friend was rushed to hospital but quickly left for fear of being followed there and killed.Abdel Salam Dhari, a journalist with the TV station Al-Iraqiya, said Abdel-Razak was on her way to the US base of Eskania in the Al-Saydia district south of Baghdad on personal business. Her husband, who was murdered two months ago, worked as an interpreter for the US army.Abdel-Razak had been working for the past month for the Iraqi TV station Al-Sharqiya, which is part of the Al-Zaman press group. She also had a contract with the US-financed TV station Al-Iraqiya. She had just given birth to a daughter and had a 6-year-old son.Iraq continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for the news media. At least 30 journalists and 15 other media workers have been killed there since the start of the war in March 2003. The number of journalists and media workers killed since the start of 2004 is 30, of whom 24 were Iraqis.
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