This is what I’d do about Tesco shares today

first_img 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. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: TSCO Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. The Tesco (LSE: TSCO) share price has delivered worthwhile gains for shareholders since bottoming at the end of 2015. With the stock at 245p as I write, it’s up just more than 60% over four years or so. Shareholders will also have collected a few dividend payments since they restarted during 2018 – that’s not a bad investing outcome for a FTSE 100 recovery play. But what now?The recovery is overThe first thing I’d note is that the directors think the recovery has run its course. They said so last autumn, and chief executive Dave Lewis is on his way out because the job has been done. Incoming chief executive Ken Murphy will replace him this summer.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…Maybe Murphy can lead Tesco to new highs from here. Chairman John Allan described him in the succession announcement as “a seasoned, growth-orientated business leader.”  His background included stints with Alliance Unichem and then Boots, where he gained “deep commercial, marketing and brand experience within retail and wholesale businesses.”But he’ll need every bit of his skills to make Tesco shine in the future, I reckon. Now that the recovery-driven fast rises in earnings appear to be behind the company, everyday growth could be hard to achieve. In the UK, the supermarket sector is fiercely competitive and it looks saturated to me. Maybe Britain just has too many supermarkets, at least in areas of concentrated populations.With economics like that, there must be severe downward pressure on selling prices. And that’s something supermarkets can ill afford because high-volume turnover and low profit margins have always characterised the supermarket business. Indeed, there’s not much room for error because little changes in the big numbers for revenue and costs can cause big changes in the little numbers for profit.We’ve seen the way that supermarkets have struggled over the past few years when profits started to slip. But even in such a difficult environment, the likes of Aldi and Lidl have been driving a coach and horses through the market. Their growth numbers are seemingly unstoppable. With a new way of working, they’ve shaken up and disrupted the entire sector.Headwinds that keep on blowingAnd I see the ascendency of this new breed of supermarkets as a massive headwind for the old guard such as Tesco. Indeed, Tesco is continuing its worldwide retreat and the latest move is an announcement in December that it’s evaluating the possible sale of its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia.Forward-looking growth in earnings has slowed to a single-digit percentage for the current trading year to February and for next year. Meanwhile, a bounce-back of the dividend should put the company on a dividend yield of just under 3.8% for the year to February 2021. That’s not high enough for me. I reckon the stock market is over-valuing the companyThe supermarket’s cash-producing credentials and steady dividends used to attract me to the sector. But that was then, and this read more

House in the March District / Kit Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in the March District / Kit ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in the March District / Kit Architects Save this picture!© Dominique Marc Wehrli+ 13 Share Projects Manufacturers: RIBAG Licht AG, Sto, Suter Inox AGStructural Engineering:WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AGElectrical Engineering:Adrian MettlerEnvironmental Engineering:Caltronic GmbH and 3-Plan Haustechnik AGContractor:Implenia Schweiz AGQuantity Surveyor And Construction Management:Laterza Graf Baupartner GmbHQuantity Surveyor:Laterza Graf Baupartner GmbHConstruction Management:Laterza Graf Baupartner GmbHCity:March DistrictCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The house in March District is located in the midst of a densely populated suburban neighbourhood near the bank of a narrow brook. Working with a modest sized parcel, the trick in the scheme was to minimize the footprint. This task was made all the more challenging by the client’s request for a four-car garage.Save this picture!© Dominique Marc WehrliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEADoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaTo create a connection to the surrounding garden, the building was designed as a split-level. This allows a sequence of spaces with different degrees of intimacy, light qualities and orientations. The spacious program is shoehorned into the constricted envelope by literally upending the traditional house plan. Instead of common spaces on the ground floor and the private spaces above, the two are squeezed side by side in vertical strips, devided by a single wall. To the south, the living area is organized as a sequence of open spaces on different levels. The entrance as the starting point creates a seamless transition between inside and outside. Via the dining area one reaches a spacious living area, which again connects to a more intimate space reserved for the family at the top. On each level a door connects the bedrooms located on the north side of the wall, creating an immediacy between the community of the familiy and the privacy of it’s members. Exposed concrete and broad windows add to the feeling of ease and openness in the house’s mezzanine-like living areas.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe facade is clad with a trowel thrown plaster. A traditional craft which creates a rough and irregular finish. The plaster is double coated with a warm white ground coat and a reflecting silver coat to accentuate the tips of the grain, giving depth to the surface and allowing the building to change it’s expression depending on the point of view and the lighting conditions.Project gallerySee allShow lessModern Masters Of Materiality: An Interview With Australia’s Tonkin Zulaikha GreerArticlesThe Paris Debate: Must Preservation Inhibit Urban Renewal?Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses House in the March District / Kit Architects “COPY” Architects: Kit Architects Area Area of this architecture project Switzerlandcenter_img Year:  2013 ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Dominique Marc Wehrli Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•March District, Switzerland Area:  325 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKit ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMarch DistrictHousesSwitzerlandPublished on July 08, 2014Cite: “House in the March District / Kit Architects” 08 Jul 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in SkyPodsShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma EDoorsC.R. LaurenceMonterey Bi-Folding Glass Wall SystemTable LampsLouis PoulsenLamps – Panthella PortableBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersSealantsEffisusMetal Roof Flashing – Stopper MRDropped CeilingsPure + FreeFormLinear Clip-Strip Ceiling SystemUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryLouversAccoyaAccoya® Wood for Shutters and LouvresSpa / WellnessKlafsGyms & Relaxation RoomsMore 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 read more

Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJava ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcretePlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSoorts-HossegorFrancePublished on October 16, 2018Cite: “Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture” 16 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Java Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Une maison pour surfer / Java Architecture Photographs:  CaroLine Dethier Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Soorts-Hossegor, France France Photographs Year:  Une maison pour surfer / Java ArchitectureSave this projectSaveUne maison pour surfer / Java ArchitectureSave this picture!© CaroLine Dethier+ 69Curated by María Francisca González Share Manufacturers: Batipin, Bricodepot, Fourcade Chartpente, Lenouy, Pyrennees BoisSave this picture!© CaroLine DethierRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. This family home define a way of life. The clients, a young couple living in Paris first contacted JAVA to build a vacation house.During the design process was born their first child, and this birth was followed by a shift in their life aims. The weekend house has to transform into a family home in tune with their new lifestyle, mainly focused on surfing and outdoor living.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierAccording to these new goals, the house has to be built with a reduced budget and within a year. The main requirements were then budget and time.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierOn this basis JAVA designed a project reducing at the maximum the construction time and the ground footprint of the house.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierLocated on a hilly forest ground, the construction process and later the house had to have a minimum impact on the surroundings.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierTherefore it was decided to build the house with prefabricated modules and on the top of the hill, where none of the big trees had to be cut down.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierThe canopy can therefore be admired from the ground floor of the house.Echoing the vertical rhythm of the pine timbers, the house is covered by a dark wood cladding, transforming gradually the dense volume of the house into an open porch protected from rain and wind by a corrugated polycarbonate cladding.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierThis porch, reminiscent of the typical airail of the Landes farmhouse opens the living space and the family life towards the outdoors.Save this picture!© CaroLine DethierFirst designed as a budget-saving element, the porch is now the main space of the home, where the family like to gather.Save this picture!PlansSave this picture!© CaroLine DethierProject gallerySee allShow lessInvisible Doors: How to Stylishly Hide the Doors In Your ProjectsArticlesThe Immersive Theatre / LukstudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2018last_img

Year of €˜strong growth’ for sector, says Charity Trends

first_imgYear of €˜strong growth’ for sector, says Charity Trends AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy The top two charities remain Cancer Research UK and Oxfam, with all of last year’s top 10 still in the top 15 this year. The Top 100 absorb two-thirds of the total income of all charities in the Top 500 as they did in 2004/05. Because the income data has been aligned with the Charity Commission’s SORP 2005 some comparability of data between this year and last year is not possible.New analysis shows differences between the income of the Top 500 and charities outside this list and reveals that smaller charities (with voluntary incomes below £2m) are almost a third more reliant on voluntary income. International charities still top the list with £888m of voluntary donations, followed by arts and culture, cancer, religious, religious missionary and children.The breakdown of spending for the top 500 shows 81% is direct charitable expenditure, with 9% on fundriasing and publicity, 7% on trading and just 1% on both governance and events. The report says that 63% of direct charitable expenditure is on service level agreements.Charity Trends also looks at corporate giving, but although there was growth here, the actual number of companies giving 1% or more of their pre-tax profit to charity fell from 57 to 47. The banking sector still dominates the list of corporate givers, with half of the top 10 donors being banking institutions.For individual tax-efficient giving, payrolll giving remained static, but Gift Aid added £750m to the pot – a real terms increase on the previous year of 16.9%.  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 16 July 2007 | News The year 2005/06 was one of ‘very strong growth’ for the UK’s Top 500 charities, according to CAF’s analysis Charity Trends 2007.Total income to the UK’s top 500 fundriasing charities has grown in real terms by 8.6% to £10.9bn – triple the rate of both GCP (2.8%) and the Consumer Price Index (2.5%). Expenditure grew by 8%. This is despite the sector employing 1.8% fewer staff and spending 1.9% less on salaries than in 2004/05.Half of the income of the Top 500 was from voluntary sources, with legacies up 3.2% and other voluntary income by 5.4% Advertisement 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img

Two TCU Soccer players named to preseason All-Conference team

first_imgReddIt Previous articlePatterson ‘not unhappy with anybody’ early in preseason campNext articlePreseason Football Update: First scrimmage offers a mixed bag Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Benton McDonald Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Facebook + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Photo courtesy: ReddIt Linkedin printTCU Soccer players Karitas Tomasdottir and Yazmeen Ryan were named to the preseason Big 12 All-Conference team Wednesday.Tomasdottir, one of eight returning seniors, started all 22 matches last season and tallied four goals and one assist. She was named second-team all region at the end of the season.Ryan, a sophomore, also started all 22 games her freshman season and tallied four goals and five assists. Her 13 points were third on the team. She was named second team all Big 12 and a member of the conferences All-Freshman team.Both Tomasdottir and Ryan will look to help the Horned Frogs build on last season’s 12-7-3 performance, which ended in a first round NCAA tournament loss to Arizona.The teams first game of the season is Friday August 17 against Alabama. It is set to start at 7:00 p.m. at the Garvey Rosenthal Soccer Stadium. Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonald Benton McDonald Facebook Linkedin Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Twitter Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williamslast_img

Web radio journalist slain by hooded gunmen in his office in the state of Chihuahua

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state The murder of Norberto Miranda Madrid, the editor of online Radio Visión’s website, on 23 September in the northern state of Chihuahua brings to 55 the number of deaths of journalists in Mexico since 2000 that were clearly or probably linked to their work.The latest tragic death comes as Reporters Without Borders is preparing to release the report next Monday (28 September) of its latest fact-finding visit to Mexico, from 4 to 12 July. Entitled “Behind the scenes of impunity in Mexico,” the report condemns the passivity of the authorities (and their apparent involvement in some cases) in this disaster for the Mexican media.More than 14,000 people have died in the offensive against drug trafficking which the federal government launched in December 2006. This situation has unfortunately reinforced Mexico’s ranking as the western hemisphere’s most dangerous country for the media.“The state of Chihuahua and its border city, Ciudad Juárez, are symbols of the uncontrollable violence resulting from the war between the drug cartels and the all-out military response from the federal authorities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Norberto Miranda clearly paid with his life for not conforming to the prevailing self-censorship in his coverage of this reality. The Juárez cartel was probably behind his murder.”The press freedom organisation added: “While calling for justice to be done in this case, we would like to express our reservations about the probable appointment of former Chihuahua state Attorney General Arturo Chávez Chávez as federal Attorney General. His record in his previous post was marred by the total impunity surrounding the serial murders of women workers in Ciudad Juárez.”According to local police sources, Miranda was murdered by three hooded men who forced their way into the Radio Visión office in Nuevo Casas Grandes, about 200 km from Ciudad Juárez, asked for Miranda and shot him in cold blood after he identified himself.Aged 44, Miranda wrote op-ed pieces under the pen-name of El Gallito (Little Rooster). His 22 September column (read:, referred to the deaths of 25 people in Nuevo Casas Grandes since the start of the month in reprisals blamed on the Juárez Cartel.On 5 September, “El Gallito” had reported that four mid-ranking members of “La Línea” (The Line), the Juárez Cartel’s armed wing, had been captured in Nuevo Casas Grandes, and that they included Rodolfo Escajada, also known as El Rikín, who is on the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s wanted list.Eighty per cent of the drugs transiting through Mexico end up in the United States. The same proportion of firearms circulating in Mexico comes from the United States. Because Mexico’s tragedy involves the United States as well, Reporters Without Borders is going to unveil its latest report on Mexico at a news conference in Washington at 9 a.m. on 28 September. This is the link:’s murder came two days after freelance photographer Jaime Omar Gándara San Martín was stabbed to death in the state of Chihuahua. The motive for Gándara’s murder has not yet been established. Organisation MexicoAmericas MexicoAmericas September 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Web radio journalist slain by hooded gunmen in his office in the state of Chihuahua RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more News Reports Follow the news on Mexicocenter_img News News Help by sharing this information to go further NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img

‘Pre-Installed Apps Make Privacy & Data of User Vulnerable’: Plea In SC Seeks Guidelines For Smartphone Manufacturers Enunciating Disclosure

first_imgTop Stories’Pre-Installed Apps Make Privacy & Data of User Vulnerable’: Plea In SC Seeks Guidelines For Smartphone Manufacturers Enunciating Disclosure Sanya Talwar11 Oct 2020 1:54 AMShare This – xA PIL has been preferred in the Supreme Court for the protection and enforcement of right to privacy as recognised within the Fundamental Framework of the Constitution viz. Article 21, to the extent of data collated by smartphones on account of pre-installed applications.Filed by Advocate Wajeeh Shafiq and drawn by Advocates Divye Chugh & Nimish Chib, the plea filed by Jatin Rana,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been preferred in the Supreme Court for the protection and enforcement of right to privacy as recognised within the Fundamental Framework of the Constitution viz. Article 21, to the extent of data collated by smartphones on account of pre-installed applications.Filed by Advocate Wajeeh Shafiq and drawn by Advocates Divye Chugh & Nimish Chib, the plea filed by Jatin Rana, seeks directions to the Union for formulation of guidelines in order to mandate smartphone manufacturers in India to disclose all pre-installed mobile applications in their outer packaging as a condition precedent in major regional languages.In this backdrop, the plea seeks directions to smartphone manufacturers’ to show as to how they have been using the data collected from Indian citizens and whether they can protect the data of Indian users which they are collection from falling into the hands of any establishments which may misuse an Indian users’ data.Rana has opened the averments in the plea by stating that the present plea has been filed as he is concerned about the privacy and security risk posed by the pre-installed mobile applications which comes in new android smartphones of various kinds manufactured/assembled, sold and controlled by Chinese Smartphone companies.”That the petitioner is concerned about the privacy and data theft of Indian smartphone users which is being done by Chinese smartphone companies. The present petition is necessitated in view of various researches having been conducted on the issue of data theft and compromise of privacy of a smartphone user through pre-installed applications in an android smartphone,” the plea reads.It is contended that pre-installed apps make the privacy and data of a user vulnerable and that it is well within the rights of a consumer to be protected, to choose and to be informed and educated. “….when a user purchases the smartphone and the moment the user starts the smartphone, the already pre-installed app will start running and collecting data of the user without the user being aware of the same” – Excerpt of PleaWith this perspective, the petitioner has earmarked that recently more than 50 Privacy Security Groups including American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and UK-based Privacy International had written to Google to protect android users from pre-installed apps coming with new android smartphones. Their main concern was that the Android Partners – who use the Android trademark and branding – are manufacturing devices that contain pre-installed apps that cannot be deleted (often known as ‘bloatware’), which can leave users vulnerable to their data being collected, shared and exposed without their knowledge or consent, the plea reads.In is averred that this business practice of the smartphone companies of introducing pre-installed apps in a brand-new smartphone is totally not in accordance to the rights of a consumer which have been guaranteed to a consumer in India through the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, such as the Right to be Protected against the marketing of goods which are hazardous to life and property of consumer, Right to be Informed, Right to choose & Right to Consumer Education and Awareness.The petitioner has also touched upon the Chinese Smartphones’ impact on a users data and privacy. With Chinese smartphone companies totally taking over the smartphone market in the last decade, they can be used as a weapon in the hands of the Chinese Government, says the Petitioner.”That in 2014, Indian Airforce warned its personnel and their families not to use Xiaomi phones. Air Force pointed out that these phones are believed to be transferring data to their servers in China and could be a security risk……In 2015, internet security firm GData reported that smartphones from Xiaomi, Lenovo, and Huawei had pre-installed spying malware read more

Privately funded border wall forced open by federal agency

first_imgiStock/CREATISTA(PHOENIX) — A privately funded border wall in New Mexico is being forced by a government agency to keep a gate open during the day, although local authorities have decided the door can be closed at night, according to an agreement reached Friday with the builders.It’s the latest twist in a long-running feud between a group that wants to help President Donald Trump build his “big, beautiful wall” using GoFund Me cash and local officials who say it lacked the necessary permits.U.S. officials from the International Boundary and Water Commission said the barrier was blocking a government-owned access road and the agency had repeatedly asked the group to keep the gate open.Earlier this week, IBWC workers joined by local authorities locked the gate in an open position after their requests were ignored. We Build the Wall, the group that commissioned the barrier, later said it had worked out an agreement with the agency.But on Friday, IBWC spokeswoman Lori Kuczmanski said the government had worked out an agreement with We Build the Wall. Government workers have been opening the gate during the day and allowing it to close only at night, she said.We Build the Wall submitted permit applications at the beginning of June, according to the IBWC. But those came after the group held a ribbon cutting to mark the barrier’s completion last month.“Just because somebody submits an application request does not mean it can be approved,” Kuczmanski said.As of Friday, the construction permits were still waiting for approvalThe IBWC is responsible for managing waterways along the southern border and shares certain responsibilities with Mexican officials. In Sunland Park, New Mexico, the private land used to build the wall runs up to federal property near the American Dam.The road that was cut off by We Build the Wall’s gate is used to access the dam for maintenance, Kuczmanski said.The group had other permitting issues with the city of Sunland Park last month. It led the mayor to issue a cease and desist order before allowing construction to continue.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Energy Star’s thermostat recommendations surprise the internet

first_imgEmilija Randjelovic/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A federal program is taking some serious heat for recommending that homes be kept at 78 degrees during the day.Energy Star, a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, said people should set their thermostat to 78 degrees when they are home and “need cooling” in an effort to save energy during the spring and summer.And when you’re sleeping or away, the suggested temperatures go up. When sleeping, it’s recommended that the thermostat is kept at 82 degrees, and when away, people should set the thermostat to 85 degrees, Energy Star said.The recommendations were met with a slew of objections online, mainly with people shocked over the implication that 78 degrees should be used for cooling.The U.S. Department of Energy also recommended setting the thermostat to 78 degrees when home.This report was featured in the Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, episode of ABC News’ daily news podcast, “Start Here.”Scorching temperatures this summer have left people in need of serious cool downs. July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, with an average global temperature of 1.71 degrees above the 20th century average of 60.4 degrees, according to meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Capital ideas

first_img Comments are closed. Capital ideasOn 1 May 2002 in Personnel Today Sue Weekes previews what’s happening at e-learning London later this monthUK-based companies are at the forefront of the e-learning revolution,spearheading innovations here and internationally. And this is very muchreflected by the first-time involvement of the CBI at this year’s e-learningLondon, on 28-29 May. Prior to the event, the CBI director general Digby Jones is presenting anindustry excellence award to the UK company that has shown the greatestinnovation and leadership in adopting e-learning strategies for organisationaldevelopment. But this year’s event isn’t just about prizes and plaudits, it’s aboutseeing e-learning in action and demonstrating the tangible business andpersonal benefits it can bring. Organised by Venture Marketing and withe-learning custom content provider EBC as main sponsor, e-learning London aimsto do this via a packed conference and seminar programme and concurrentexhibition, featuring more than 90 leading e-learning companies. As usual, the focus at the conference will be on user case studies to showhow e-learning is being applied, featuring a host of blue chip companies andmajor organisations including British Airways, Cap Gemini Ernst and Young,Morgan Stanley, Nokia, Vodafone and the Scottish Executive. The programme is split into four learning streams (planning, content,implementation and, e-learning in the financial sector). With IT legacy systemsstill a problem for many organisations when it comes to implementing andintegrating an e-learning system, there is also a free seminar programmededicated to this aimed at the IT professional as well as trainers. Return on investment is a subject close to the heart of anyone consideringimplementing an e-learning programme and the two-day conference is being openedby Nick Van Dam, chief learning officer and partner at Deloitte Consulting inthe US and author of best-selling book Change Compass, which looks at changeand performance. He will be suggesting a blueprint for designing anenterprise-wide learning strategy and then looking at how the results of implementationcan be measured against ROI criteria. Fellow American Reinhard Ziegler, managing partner of e-learning &knowledge management at Accenture USA, will be delivering the keynote speech onday two. He will talk about the evolution of e-learning, present a vision ofthe future and address any obstacles that might impede progress. With research by learning solutions provider Wide Learning revealing thatone in three City workers have not received compliance training as required bythe Financial Services Authority, the new financial sector stream will likelybe the source of hot debate. Dr Stephen Rusnak, head of e-learning delivery at emergeSmart, will bechairing a session dedicated to overcoming compliance issues through e-learningand Michael McKee, director, wholesale and regulation at the British Banker’sAssociation, and Dawn Griffiths, European e-learning manager at Marsh, willdiscuss online learning as an e-assessment tool and look at how it couldminimise the impact of N2. Learning management systems, always a subject for debate, will be examinedwith specific reference to the financial sector with Training Magazine’s editorStephanie Sparrow presiding. David Chin, executive director, group education atUBS AG, and Stephen Molyneux, director of the Delta Institute at the Universityof Wolverhampton, will thrash out the key issues. Key exhibitors will include AdVal (featured in our case study this month, onpage 22), blueU, Digital Think, Oracle, LearnDirect, Knowledge Solutions,Hewlett Packard, Skillsoft, TATA Interactive and XOR. The latter has justcompleted its most recent consortia project for the British Council’s newLearning Centre in India. And for the first time IBM will be exhibiting. Walking around exhibition halls isn’t most people’s idea of a good time, butif you’re looking for a shortcut to find out exactly what online learning coulddo for you, e-learning London offers it under one roof – and looks likesupplying some lively debate to enlighten and entertain you along the way. Entryto the exhibition is free, as are selected seminars, including the openingkeynote speech, but you need to book places on the paid-for seminars. Visit www.e-learningevent.comfor more information. To receive the full programme and booking form, call 0208394 5131. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img