US import prices rise on fuel costs

first_imgTuesday 15 March 2011 11:05 am alison.lock whatsapp US import prices rise on fuel costs Share Tags: NULL whatsapp US import prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in February as political turmoil in the Middle East helped pushed oil prices higher, a Labor Department report has shown.Import prices jumped 1.4 per cent, significantly more than the consensus forecast of 0.9 per cent in a Reuters poll of economists.Fuel import prices accounted for most of the increase, rising four per cent compared to non-fuel prices, which rose 0.3 per cent.Export prices rose 1.2 per cent, or almost double the consensus estimate of 0.7 per cent, led by a 4.4 per cent rise in agricultural export prices. Food, feed and beverage prices rose 2.8 per cent.Oil prices rose 3.7 per cent in February and were 20.6 per cent higher than in the same month last year. Political turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa boosted prices on the back of improved US and global economic growth.The Federal Reserve’s policy-setting panel is likely to nod to higher commodity prices in a statement after meeting today but analysts expect officials will not see a grave enough threat to either growth or inflation to alter policy.Prices for Brent crude have dropped below $110 (£68.30) per barrel for the first time in three weeks as Japan’s post-earthquake nuclear crisis weighed on markets. That was down from a two-and-a-half-year high of $119.79 posted on February 24. Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comlast_img read more

The need for more innovation in rugby

first_img The need for more innovation in rugbyAs the Six Nations begins and rivalries reignite, so many of us are scrambling to make sense of it all. Who will realise their potential? Will the sides play with the exact style we expect? Will it be the most entertaining instalment ever?Pundits attempt to predict trends, while the Rugby World Cup in Japan stands as a shimmering sight in the distance. We all want things to be mapped out for us. However, should we let go a little?At the start of such a significant rugby year, we talked to three coaches about how they see the game from outside the box. Maybe it would help if others decided to do the same too.EXPLOITING DEFENCESBRENDAN VENTER quietly listens to the theory. Is it possible that it’s taken all this time since rugby went fully pro, for everyone to catch up with a rugby league-style defence, and that this style is now everywhere, right down the levels?“I think we’ve got very stale in rugby,” Venter says. “Coaches have become almost lazy. One coach called it ‘cut and paste,’ and you could argue that. If you watch a rugby game, in France, in Australia, South Africa or England or Ireland, you’ll actually see the same plays over and over. Everybody has adopted the same attack.“There’s a big emphasis on the rush (in defence) at the moment. Everybody rushes and there’s been very little creativity. There are very few people prepared to dare to be different. I think that is a valid statement when it comes to defence.”Laying the foundations: Venter coaching Saracens in 2010 (Getty Images)Venter still works as a medical doctor now, but his pioneering approach at Saracens is still talked about within the club with some degree of reverence. Recently he spent a week working with the side, and in recent years he has consulted with Italy and South Africa. People still want to tap into his ideas.The former Springboks centre has looked sideways at the current trends. Simply put, we want new ideas in attack and rigid systems in defence. And the ubiquitous rush-blitz approach means that space is inevitable elsewhere. As he puts it: “Attack coaches should be licking their lips for this World Cup.”Venter believes that a key talking point in Japan will be how the driving lineout is being nullified, with a disruptive defensive player being allowed to stay in the heart of the opposition drive if he doesn’t change his bind. Peels, long passes, runs through the centre of the lineout will have to come to the fore, he feels.Related: The use of tech in rugbyBut where else in the game is ripe for exploitation with new ideas?“I think the attacking kicking game is a huge thing. People don’t want to kick the ball away any more but the general thought is ‘where is the space presenting itself?’“The ability to utilise that space is the first thing. New Zealanders have been brilliant at that, kicking those cross-kicks, little grubbers in behind teams with attacking kicks.“The second (area for exploitation) is, I think, around the outside. Teams are rushing in, trying to close the door the whole time on everybody. Look at the way South Africa were defending recently. I actually think that there are ways to break that down.Once there’s space: Ireland are great at creating holes three phases in (Getty Images)“A lot of teams are getting their wings up and having a go out there, but by being a bit more creative in the outside channel, that is where the space is. The space is no longer really around the ruck area, or channel one. Teams are good there, there’s very little you can do. But outside there, there is the ability there to be more creative on attack. That’s where the weaknesses are happening.”As we look ahead to the World Cup again, Venter insists that the deadly strike move straight from first phase, off set-piece ball, is not what will wow us. The smartest attacks, he says, are designed to create gaps a few phases in.He explains: “If you look at the way Joe Schmidt coaches the Irish, you have to be very alert because there’s something sneaky coming somewhere within three phases and if he gives you a basic play, there’s a trick coming somewhere else. He’s not going to give you three basic plays in a row.”That’s about out-thinking teams a few moves in advance.PLAYER POWEROF COURSE sometimes you have to chase a dream.“I love trying to be a little bit different and sometimes I need to rein myself in!” says an excited Ben Herring.Last time out, in his first season with Otago in the Mitre 10 Championship, the ex-flanker wanted to shake things up. His side ended up going to the competition final, losing to Waikato, and they also won the Ranfurly Shield at the end of the regular season.In charge: Herring during the Mitre 10 Championship final – they lost to Waikato (Getty Images)A big-picture guy, Herring says that he is well aware that if life is made up of two types of people – those who want to rip up the script when things go bad and those who want to double down on the ‘basics’ – he will be looking for bold changes. His fellow coaches are good at tempering his excitement, but if the whole Otago group buy into an idea, they will plot how to use it wisely, further down the line.Related: “Most specialist coaches are shadowy figures”He gives an example: “We discovered, by mucking around with a silly game, that our hooker could actually throw to about the posts with an American Football-style throw. So we’d been waiting for the opportunity where we met a team with sloppy, lazy midfielders. That was the opportunity.“We were going to stack some backs in the lineout, with our ten and 15 in there, hit the centre then swing it straight back. We were going to target those sloppy centres and then come straight back with backs v forwards. Most of the time players would say, ‘Yeah, sounds awesome!’ I think you’ve got to have the passion yourself, be pumped up, and if it doesn’t work it’s on me. And if it works the boys get all the kudos!” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The latest issue of Rugby World is on sale now.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It is an exciting year for the sport, but as we meet those who look at the game from outside the box we wonder: can innovation in rugby ultimately lead to more fun?center_img Shock and awe: In 2017, Italy’s ‘Fox’ defence stunned England. Brendan Venter helped create the tactic Happy camp: Otago celebrate winning their semi-final (Getty Images)Herring is also happy to challenge his players to come up with crazy plays, to see what the athletes can come up with. “I did it really successfully in Japan,” he continues, on his time with NEC Green Rockets. “We got about three moves we used in the season and I’d love to use them again. The boys came up with it.“We had one – Nemani Nadolo was in our team and the concept was that we put him on the openside flank of the scrum and we put our seven to the blindside. He was a big ball-carrier so we hit him up and he ran straight at the winger. Then the six and eight cleaned so the winger came into that spot. All the loosies had to do was hold onto the winger, don’t let him go.“The ball comes to ten, banana kick the other way, there’s no winger and the full-back was chasing… A player came up with that and when I heard it I thought it was perfect. We just needed to find a team with a full-back who’s sloppy on the blindside defence and we’d put him in his place.”Former Leicester Tiger Herring is animated as he talks about his approach. He believes that Otago would be creative even if they did not have certain financial restraints – he has a lot of students in his side and he thinks that their inherent curiosity added into the willingness to try things out makes for innovation.The biggest task the team had, Herring says, was getting young guys to grow as people. So every morning, at 9am, the group get together before training. Someone will have to do a presentation. It could just be about what is in the papers that day, or a quick biography of a rapper who is soon to tour New Zealand.Attacking plan: Michael Collins breaks for Otago last season (Getty Images)In one case, Herring made one of the players with the most potential but who was shy in front of the group their lead orator. A toastmaster of sorts, he was continually talking. The Otago coaches would then help the group work on their delivery.There was a little bit more too. In Otago people talk of the ‘battler’ – the idea of harnessing the gold rush spirit, with will sometimes triumphing over talent. Herring had to address this with the team ethos, as he could see the derogatory side of the ‘battler’ tag.“The theme this year was The Fast &The Furious,” the coach reveals. “Instead of the ‘white battler’ we were the ‘Dominic Torettos’ (Vin Diesel’s character in the movies). So we’re multicultural, organised, ruthless and we really care about our family.“So we tweaked that white battler tag. We kept those things but said, ‘That’s our guy, that’s who represents us’ for Toretto. We wanted to be organised, tough and caring, so we all knew what that character was about. And it’s all about family; The Fast & The Furious is all about a group of people coming together.”Having a group identity, it transpires, can mean a lot.IT’S PARTY TIMETWO SEASONS ago, led by their talented captain Marcus Smith, Brighton College were unstoppable. The team dazzled on the park.However, just a season later, with 13 of the previous side’s 15 in the group, it all felt a little flat. So something needed to change.“We came to this party time conclusion,” explains Nick Buoy, director of rugby. “So for a match day I began putting on something like a five-year-old’s birthday party. There were balloons, streamers – stuff all the way from the gate to the changing room, like a five-year-old’s party – and it escalated from there. They played out of their skins, they absolutely loved it and before we knew it they were having dance-offs before games.Party time: A typical changing room scene for Brighton last season (Brighton College)“We had a lad who was a party organiser, as he was out with a long-term injury. At the St Joseph’s festival, about 20 minutes before the final against Millfield, they had this big party. It was incredible to watch and you were probably questioning if it was the right thing to do, because it was a big game. And they won 35-5 in a 15-minute game.”A bit of context here. Every season, the Brighton coaches ask the new year group to go away and decide what their identity will be. That includes music, a bit of their playing style and even how they’ll train. At the heart of it is their warm-up routines, with Buoy adding: “I always feel that that pre-game area is one that can be explored and if you can let the players have ownership of it, it makes a big difference. When James Chisholm (now with Harlequins) was captain, they had Euro pop in the changing room before a game.”Related: How fear and anxiety affect elite playersThis season, the Brighton team are the Silent Assassins, with a motto of ‘Walk in, walk out.’ They want to get in, get the job done and move onto the next game with a degree of chill.Meeting the man: Brighton College students with Eddie Jones (Brighton College)Buoy explains that when the party timers were together, training became about play in it’s purest sense. Tag, stick in the mud, tyre races and even some touch American football. He described the scene then as “like having 20 puppies out there”.He is already excited about what identity the next year group come up with. Buoy loves the saying ‘playing in safe uncertainty,’ coined by psychologist Dr Suzanne Brown who has worked with Russell Earnshaw and the Magic Academy.Asked about the Magic Academy’s approach to the balance of fun, uncertainty and learning, Earnshaw told Rugby World: “We want to innovate and predict the game of the future, across sports. Breaking the rules to come up with fresh thinking would be a big part of what we do… What are the assumptions and traditions associated with your sport?“In rugby, what might be the benefits of forwards and backs better understanding one another’s worlds – and how are we currently predating this? How could huddles look different and what might be the impact? What would be the consequence of the scrum-half having the ball lifted to him more often than not? What could tackle practice look like if all the shields were burned? How would we play if we had to beat New Zealand 100-0?”Who knows what’s next: A planning session (Brighton College)This reinforces Buoy’s approach. He adds on the ‘safe uncertainty’ values: “They are youngsters, you do want them playing, to think that something different can happen round the corner and they’ll have to adapt.”As a coach, Buoy loves the challenge of pushing players within an environment they have been entrusted to help create. He also appreciates the balance needed between fun and play against technique work and understanding strategy.But hey, who isn’t up for a bit of a party? If it leads to great fun, rugby could do with a lot more outside-the-box thinking.last_img read more

Face-off: Are artificial pitches good for rugby?

first_imgThere are many benefits of installing an artificial pitch. The surface will perform consistently throughout the entire season; traction, shock absorption and head impact criterion will be the same all year, whatever the weather. The increased playing hours mean teams are able to maximise the use of their facility, both for training and in matches.The level of specialist maintenance is nowhere near the same as required for maintaining perfect natural grass.We don’t believe artificial pitches cause a higher rate of injury. A 2016-17 study by the RFU, Premiership Rugby and RPA noted that when combining data from four seasons, neither injury incidence nor severity differ between artificial and natural surfaces. But risk will keep being monitored.ED SLATERGloucester second-rowAt the top level I feel artificial pitches are a hindrance. I can see the benefit in lower leagues, particularly during bad weather, but they don’t train or play on them at the same intensity.My main concern is how stiff the body feels after playing on an artificial pitch. I feel aches in my hips and back a lot more than if I’ve played on grass. It’s an indicator to me there’s more stress on the body.I’ve spoken to props whose objective on a plastic pitch is to minimise foot movement as there’s not as much give. Players are changing their game to minimise the risk of injury.I understand the business advantages of 4G pitches, but from a performance point of view it feels inconsistent. You go from good grass surfaces at Exeter or Northampton, to 4G at Saracens, which is slightly different to the 4G at Worcester.We need to be more consistent. Right now, the surfaces are so different, it may affect the standard of rugby. Artificial surface: A general view of Allianz Park, home of Saracens (Getty Images) But there are those who believe that artificial turf is a cost-effective way of ensuring a ground is playable more often and that offers a durable solution for clubs who want to offer a field to their community regularly.Related: Should rugby have an orange card?Back in our August 2018 issue of the magazine, we had a Face-Off on this very subject. Below you will see two different arguments on the value of artificial surfaces…LUKE EDWARDSSports Systems Development Manager at SIS PitchesAs a World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, SIS Pitches have worked with clubs and teams across all levels, including Saracens and Newcastle. The debate over whether artificial pitches are a good or a bad thing has been reignited after Northampton Saints scrum-half Alex Mitchell posted a gruesome image of bad grazes he sustained playing on an artificial pitch in the last round of Gallagher Premiership action.Several team-mates came out in support, with images of their own, including Fraser Dingwall, Jamie Gibson and former Saint James Wilson.center_img This first appeared in the August 2018 issue of Rugby World.This article originally appeared in Rugby World’s September edition. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Habits of Grace: Prayer into action

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Back to Press Releases Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Habits of Grace, Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Habits of Grace: Prayer into action Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Editor’s note: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is offering Habits of Grace, a weekly meditation to help Episcopalians cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. “As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing physical distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new meditation will be posted each week.” — Presiding Bishop Michael CurryJuly 27, 2020: Prayer into actionEarlier this week, I was preparing a very brief meditation for a kind of public service announcement on prayer in the time of pandemic. And as I was preparing, something dawned on me that I wanted to share with you. There are two instances and there may be others to be sure, in both the Hebrew scriptures and in the New Testament where you see prayer linked directly with action.One example is found in First Kings where the prophet Elijah is fleeing for his life. He, in Chapter 19, says he ends up at a cave near Mount Horeb, which is Mount Sinai in other places. And there for 40 days, he’s in prayer, fasting and struggling. And after that time of prayer, when he kind of senses what God wants him to do, he then goes out and leads a reformation in Israel that was really significant.His prayer led him to action. You see the same kind of pattern in Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, he’s praying about what he should do. And that leads him to make the decision to give his life, to show what love looks like for the cause and way of love. But it’s that prayer that leads to action. It occurred to me that in this time of pandemic, it may be helpful to remember that our prayer can lead to actions. We can’t do all the things that we used to do, but we can do some things. We can pray, pray for all of the conditions and all of the situations that we are aware of in our world, and that we are aware of because of this pandemic, but also take some action. There are ways we can support causes that help people in this time.There are ways that we can support ministries that are helpful, but there’s some simple ways. We can keep social distance. That’s a way of action. It’s an act of prayer. We can pay attention to public health officials and their guidance, that’s an action. And we can wear, of course, these. We can wear these face masks. And so I was trying to think of what is a prayer that combines prayer and action in the Book of Common Prayer? And I found it, there are many, but this one stands out.It’s the prayer of St. Francis:Lord make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, union. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.Pray and do what you can.God love you. God bless you and keep the faith.Hábitos of Grace, 27 de julio de 2020: una invitación para ti, del obispo primado CurryMientras aprendemos a ajustar nuestras vidas dada la realidad del coronavirus y atendemos la solicitud de hacer nuestra parte para frenar su propagación practicando el distanciamiento social, les invito a que se unan a mí cada semana para dedicar un momento a cultivar un «hábito de gracia». Una nueva meditación se publicará cada semana. Estas meditaciones pueden verse en cualquier momento haciendo clic aquí.27 de julio de 2020: oración en acciónA principios de esta semana, estaba preparando una meditación muy breve para una especie de anuncio de servicio público sobre la oración en el tiempo de la pandemia. Y mientras la preparaba, me di cuenta de algo que quería compartir con ustedes. Hay dos casos y puede haber otros seguramente, tanto en las Escrituras hebreas como en el Nuevo Testamento, donde uno ve la oración vinculada directamente con la acción.Un ejemplo se encuentra en I de Reyes, donde el profeta Elías huye para salvar su vida. El Capítulo 19 dice que él termina en una cueva cerca del monte Horeb, que en otros lugares es el monte Sinaí. Y allí, durante 40 días, permanece en oración, ayunando y debatiéndose. Y después de ese tiempo de oración, cuando percibe lo que Dios quiere que él haga, sale y emprende una reforma en Israel que fue verdaderamente importante.Su oración lo condujo a la acción. Uno ve el mismo tipo de conducta en Jesús en el huerto de Getsemaní, donde ora por lo que debe hacer. Y eso lo lleva a tomar la decisión de dar su vida, a mostrar cómo la causa y el camino del amor revelan el amor. Pero es esa oración la que lleva a la acción. Se me ocurrió que en este momento de pandemia, puede ser útil recordar que nuestra oración puede conducir a acciones. No podemos hacer todas las cosas que solíamos hacer, pero podemos hacer algunas cosas. Podemos orar, orar por todas las condiciones y todas las situaciones de las que somos conscientes en nuestro mundo, y de las que somos conscientes debido a esta pandemia, pero también podemos emprender algunas acciones. Hay formas en que podemos apoyar causas que ayudan a las personas en este momento.Hay formas en que podemos apoyar a los ministerios que son útiles, pero hay algunas formas sencillas. Podemos mantener la distancia social. Esa es una forma de actuar. Es un acto de oración. Podemos prestar atención a los funcionarios de salud pública y sus orientaciones, eso es una forma de actuar. Y podemos usar, por supuesto, estas mascarillas faciales. Podemos usar estas mascarillas. Y en consecuencia, traté de pensar en una oración del Libro de Oración Común que combinara la oración y la acción Y la encontré, hay muchas, pero ésta se destaca.Es la oración de San Francisco de Asís:Señor, haznos instrumentos de tu paz. Donde haya odio, sembremos amor. Donde haya ofensa, perdón. Donde haya discordia, unión. Donde haya duda, fe. Donde haya desesperación, esperanza. Donde haya tinieblas, luz. Donde haya tristeza, gozo. Concede que no busquemos ser consolados, sino consolar; ser comprendidos, sino comprender; ser amados, sino amar. Porque dando es como recibimos, perdonando es como somos perdonados, y muriendo es como nacemos a la vida eterna.Oren y hagan lo que puedan.Dios les ama. Dios les bendiga y les guarde en la fe. 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Solar Bears back in second place following 3-2 win

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSOrlando Solar Bears Previous articleSolar Bears host youth street hockey tournamentsNext articleVeterans Healthcare Town Hall Meeting scheduled Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joe Perry scored his team-leading 22nd goal of the season to break a third-period tie and the Orlando Solar Bears (22-15-5-2) jumped back into second place in the South Division following a 3-2 victory over the Greenville Swamp Rabbits (23-17-4-1) on Thursday night at the Rink at Amway Center.Click here for the box score.The Solar Bears opened the first period with a goal from Mason Marchment at 8:07, after the rookie jammed home a rebound off a point shot from Brenden Miller that deflected off of the pads of Mackenzie Skapski.The Swamp Rabbits responded when Angelo Miceli received a pass off the half-wall from Michael Joly and made his way toward the slot before firing a shot underneath the blocker of Kasimir Kaskisuo at 9:39.Darik Angeli gave Orlando a 2-1 lead when Ben Danford retrieved his own rebound and brought the puck behind the Greenville net and up along the left circle before he floated a pass behind a pair of Swamp Rabbits, allowing Angeli to backhand a shot between Skapski and the left post at 11:59, extending Angeli’s point streak to four games (2g-3a).Greenville evened the score at 2-2 in the second period during a 5-on-3 situation when Trevor Gerling deflected a point shot from Desmond Bergin past Kaskisuo at 3:54.Perry pulled Orlando ahead for good when Miller’s shot from the left point bounced off the ice and deflected off of Perry’s stick blade up and into the top of the cage at 3:02 of the third frame.Kaskisuo picked up the victory by making 35 saves on 37 shots against; Skapski took the loss with 42 stops on 45 shots against.With the win, Orlando picked up its 21st regulation or overtime victory of the season, matching Greenville’s total on the season; the Solar Bears hold the advantage in the second tiebreaker of goal differential, as Orlando possesses an even differential while Greenville has surrendered 19 more goals than it has scored this season.Three Stars:1) Ben Danford – ORL2) Joe Perry – ORL3) Kasimir Kaskisuo – ORLNEXT HOME GAMES:Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits – Saturday, Feb. 4 – 7 p.m. – Guns n’ Hoses charity game between Central Florida Enforcers and Orange County Fire Rescue at 2 p.m., Solar Bears will wear specialty police-themed jerseys during the game against the Swamp Rabbits. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Mallarauco House / OF Arquitectos

first_img Photographs Mallarauco House / OF ArquitectosSave this projectSaveMallarauco House / OF Arquitectos Francisco Cepeda Projects “COPY” Lead Architect: Mallarauco House / OF Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Chile “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Design Team:Francisco Cepeda, Alvaro Ramirez, Cristian FraserEngineering:Juan AcevedoLandscape:Ines CouveContractor:NovamiraCity:MallaraucoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo CasalsRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. Located in the middle of a redwood forest planted at the end of the 19th century, there is a reserved area in the middle of a productive field in the Mallarauco valley, 40 kilometers from Santiago. A natural spring flows through the entire site , allowing the proliferation of aquatic plants and natural ponds. The Mallarauco house is located in an idyllic context. The original commission was to solve a traditional programme of bedrooms, leisure spaces and the respecti-ve services for a family, which would occupy the house on weekends and vacations. Understanding the context in which we operated, the first decision we made was to ‘explode’ the programme in multiple volu-mes. With this strategy it was possible to conserve all the sequoias, which was a basic principle for us, as well as a request from the client.Save this picture!© Pablo CasalsSave this picture!Main floor planSave this picture!© Pablo CasalsThe second decision was to carry out the the whole structure and partitioning of the house by means of a prefabricated wood system, with which we minimized the times of work, the impact and the possible damages that the construction could cause to the existing trees considerably. In addition this established a link with the predominant materiality of the place. An exterior footbridge communicates the different volumes, and organizes the circulations around the central area of the forest. The disposition of the different volumes embrace this center, while looking for an adequate relation with the views and the context in function of the programme that each contain. In this way, the main pavilion, which houses the service area – kitchen, living room and main bedroom, is located in front of a forest clearing, and functions as a border between the forest and an area clear of trees constituting a gateway to the whole. Thus the pavilion opens onto a sunnier space facing north, where the swimming pool, sauna and outdoor terraces are located. To the east, the main bedroom overlooks the water-course, allowing for clearer views over the vineyards and the Mallarauco valley. Then follows the guest pavilion which is located on another edge, between the watercourse and the red-wood forest. It houses en-suite bedrooms, children’s bedrooms, as well as a second level loft over the kitche-nette for the children to play quietly allowing guests to rest and relax.Save this picture!© Pablo CasalsSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Pablo CasalsThe third pavilion is the “quincho”, which is completely immersed in the forest. It is designed without vertical enclosures to accentuate its relationship with the context and take advantage of the gentle breeze that runs through the forest in the summer months. A system of folding shutters and sliding doors allows protection on the coldest nights. As for its use, it is a central piece in this residence, a true encounter and meeting place for guests. Finally, it was decided to paint all the pavilions with a single dark tone, so that the whole integrates silently into the context of the woods environment.Save this picture!© Pablo CasalsProject gallerySee allShow lessHerewearch Journal Issue 01: Co-Times Digital Exhibition OpeningExhibition OpeningHaringey Glazed Extension / Satish Jassal ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeOF ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMallaraucoOn FacebookChilePublished on June 17, 2020Cite: “Mallarauco House / OF Arquitectos” [Casa Mallarauco / OF Arquitectos] 17 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Pablo Casals+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Architects: OF Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Pablo Casals 2018 Area:  450 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mallarauco, Chile Houseslast_img read more

Charity Commission reminds charities to file accounts on time

first_img The Charity Commission for England and Wales is reminding charities with a January deadline to submit their accounts and annual returns on time. In addition it is encouraging them to file online before 31 January.Up to date reports and accounts are a legal requirement but, since they are published online, they can help charities demonstrate transparency and efficiency to donors and fundraisers and prospective supporters. A red flag for late filing on a charity’s online record could put off potential and existing supporters.Who has to file this month?All charities have ten months from the end of their financial year in which to submit their annual documents. This month is the deadline for the 54,000 charities which have a financial year end of 31 March.Filing onlineThe Charity Commission recommends online filing because it is the quickest and easiest way to submit accounts. In addition, it enables a charity’s profile on the publicly-searchable Register of Charities to be updated overnight.The process takes about 20 minutes and the Commission has published a video tutorial to explain the process.Charities can also now authorise their accountant or other advisor to submit accounts on the trustees’ behalf. 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.  103 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Tagged with: Charity Commission Finance Law / policy • How to find which charities have filed late with the Charity Commission If you don’t fileIt is a criminal offence not to submit annual documents when required by the Commission. Charities who fail to file their documents for two or more years face a statutory inquiry by the Commission.Neville Brownlee, Chief Operating Officer at the Commission said:“There is no excuse for charities to be late when they have 10 months to prepare and are reminded at regular intervals by us. It’s a good idea to file when you’re ready, rather than leave it until the last minute.“Those charities that do file late are letting down the majority of those who file on time and take full financial accountability towards the public, donors and their supporters. It’s a shame that the minority risk their reputations and let down the many who follow their legal duties and responsibilities with care, at a critical time when the public expects full transparency on how charities spend their money. We know [from Ipsos Mori research in June 2014] that 96 per cent of people say it is important to them that charities provide the public with information about how they spend their money, and that’s the bottom line”.Twitter Q&A on filingThe Charity Commission is hosting a Twitter Q&A session on 26 January from 2-3pm which will address questions about the annual information charities must submit, and help users who are having problems.You can tweet your questions in advance or on the day to @ChtyCommission, using #fileontime. Howard Lake | 19 January 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Charity Commission reminds charities to file accounts on timelast_img read more

Ethanol Production May Outpace Demand in Future

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Ethanol Production May Outpace Demand in Future Ethanol Production May Outpace Demand in Future A new report from Cobank says the ethanol industry could soon face declining slim-to-negative profit margins. The report, titled “Ethanol’s Growth Path: Output and Export Uncertainties Both Rising,” outlines how an ethanol market fueled by corn prices at multi-year lows, together with reinvestment into expanding production capacity, will push supplies past demand growth. A Cobank senior economist says forecasts indicate that total ethanol production capacity will have increased 850 to 900 million gallons by 2020 when compared to 2017. Ethanol producers will be facing a downturn in the next few years without a substantial increase in domestic demand or a boost in exports to clear out extra supplies. Demand for the product has been solid recently, as low fuel prices encourage people to get out and drive more. Pump usage is going up as E-10 is the dominant blend, but more and more people are using the higher E-15 blend while fueling their cars.The report says the longer term picture for ethanol is less optimistic. Weaker exports and lower prices for dried distiller’s grains have hurt profit margins in 2017.Source: NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Aug 20, 2017 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleU.S. Pork Heading to ArgentinaNext articleBee Industry Stung by Fake News NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Judge Dismisses Class Action Racketeering Suit Against Ocwen

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Judge Dismisses Class Action Racketeering Suit Against Ocwen Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market May 29, 2015 1,442 Views Previous: Outlook for Housing and Economy Remain Positive Despite Q1 GDP Contraction Next: Delinquencies Down Among Single-Family Rental Securitizations Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Judge Dismisses Class Action Racketeering Suit Against Ocwen Share Save Ocwen Financial Corp. won a victory in a Los Angeles court when a federal judge dismissed a class action lawsuit against the servicer accusing them of illegally charging excessive fees for property inspections, according to media reports.Judge Otis Wright in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California threw out the suit on Thursday, ruling that a group of California homeowners’ claims against Ocwen amounted to a breach of contract claim but nothing else.The homeowners filed the suit against Ocwen in 2014, accusing the Atlanta-based non-bank mortgage servicer of violating various California state laws as well as federal laws, including the U.S. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to Reuters. The homeowners claim that Ocwen charged them for unnecessary repeat inspections properties where the borrower was either delinquent or in default, and by doing so they claim Ocwen was in violation of Fannie Mae’s servicing guidelines that require individual cases to be assessed to determine if the properties are in need of subsequent inspections after the first.In his ruling, Wright said the homeowners could not enforce Fannie Mae’s servicing guidelines because they were not a party to them. Since the homeowners’ entire claim depended on those guidelines, without them they had no claim, the judge said.”We are pleased and agree with the decision of the court,” Ocwen spokesman John Lovallo said in an email to DS News.The homeowners also accused former Ocwen chairman Bill Erbey, as a major shareholder in Altisource Portfolio Solutions, the company with which Ocwen contracted to perform the property inspections. The plaintiffs in the suit did not name Erbey as a defendant. Erbey, who founded Ocwen in the mid-1980s, resigned his position with Ocwen in December as part of a $150 million settlement with the New York Department of Financial Services over alleged servicing violations. Subscribe  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago California Delinquent Borrowers Lawsuits Mortgage Servicers Ocwen Financial Property Inspections 2015-05-29 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: California Delinquent Borrowers Lawsuits Mortgage Servicers Ocwen Financial Property Inspections Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Neoproterozoic extensional basic magmatism associated with the West Highland granite gneiss in the Moine Supergroup of NW Scotland

first_imgPre-tectonic metagabbroic rocks emplaced into the Glenfinnan and Loch Eil groups of the Moine Supergroup give a U–-Pb zircon age of 873 ± 6 Ma. This new age for the metagabbros confirms the absence of Grenvillian (c. 1.0 Ga) tectonic events in the Moine assemblage. The metagabbros are spatially associated with the Glen Doe body of the West Highland granite gneiss, and were emplaced soon after the granite gneiss protolith. The metagabbros have chemical characteristics indicating contamination with local country rocks. A regionally developed suite of tholeiitic metadolerite dykes post-dates the metagabbros. These dykes are geochemically similar to modern mid-ocean ridge basalt, albeit modified by interaction with metamorphic fluids. The presence of abundant MORB-like basaltic dykes, coupled with the lack of major compressional structures associated with the intrusive events, suggests that the c. 873 Ma event may have been dominated by extensional tectonics.last_img read more