Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgCourteville Business Solutions Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Courteville Business Solutions Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Courteville Business Solutions Plc (  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileCourteville Business Solutions Plc is the largest e-business solutions company in West Africa and offers financial management and advisory services, business solutions, e-commerce and online marketing solutions. The company is the patent owner of the AutoReg TM Business Solutions Platform. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is represented in 24 states in Nigeria and has business interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and Jamaica. Other e-business services include NAPAMS, a regulated product administration and monitoring solution for NAFDAC; NIID, an insurance policies database solution for the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Insurance Council of Zimbabwe (ICZ); and the AutoReg Inspector TM remote verification tool for law enforcement agencies. Courteville Business Solutions Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Courteville Business Solutions Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

BlueLife Limited ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

FirstGroup shares: a stock on track for recovery

first_img Enter Your Email Address David Craik has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Shares in bus and rail transport company FirstGroup (LSE: FGP) have climbed by around 25% over the last month, as the route out of the pandemic becomes clearer. Hopes that the UK’s vaccination programme will lead to an ending of social contact restrictions on June 21st could mean commuters, holidaymakers and shoppers once more taking to the rails and roads in significant numbers.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The FirstGroup share price has taken a lockdown battering as workers staying at home, shoppers switching to online and the closing of holiday parks has decimated passenger demand.Its shares dropped from 136.60p at the close on September 22nd 2019 to 38.22p on March 15th 2020, ahead of the first lockdown.On December 10, it reported a 23.8% plunge in first-half revenues to £3.1 billion, having been hit by travel restrictions.Its yellow school bus business in the US – First Student – saw revenues fall around 50%, with its iconic US Greyhound coach travel arm also dropping by the same amount.Passenger revenues at the perhaps less glamorous First Bus in the UK fell 59.5%. However, First Rail – including contracts to run the Great Western Railway and TransPennine Express franchises – was bolstered by summer demand to see revenues climb to £1.7 billion from £1.3 billion.It is that performance which gives me hope that an end of the lockdown will lead to recovery.Since the results announcement, FirstGroup’s shares have climbed from 64.75p on December 11 to hit 91.45p on March 10th.It has largely been boosted by the Government’s road out of lockdown and plunging Covid-19 infection numbers.People cooped up at home are yearning for the seaside, to hit the shops again and go back to school.I believe there will be nervousness about going back on to public transport, but for many people bus and train travel remains the cheapest and most environmentally friendly option.Indeed, FirstGroup should also benefit from the green push towards Net-Zero as it ramps up its fleet of ultra-low emission vehicles.Don’t be surprised also to see the UK Government introduce financial schemes to encourage a return to public transport. Seat out to help out perhaps?The Government’s declaration in the recent Budget that it is also looking to power Northern transport infrastructure should be another boon for FirstGroup.Another positive is the evolution of UK train contracting, as the Government moves from a revenue forecast franchising system to management-contract structures. In theory, this could be a lower risk model for FirstGroup.Analysts seem to agree on the positive direction of travel. According to the Financial Times, the nine analysts offering 12-month price targets for FirstGroup have a median target of 80p, with a high estimate of 115p.There are a couple of issues that might stop me buying FirstGroup shares. First is its huge £3 billion debt mountain and its stated intention to sell off its US divisions to help reduce it. Will there be the demand and price post-pandemic?There is also the risk of another Covid wave and remote working impacting daily transport needs.But overall, the return to something closer to normality should be positive for FirstGroup. A stronger UK focus should pay-off as the Government looks to ‘level up’ regionally and the public put on their staycation jumpers rather than their Costa del Sol shorts for the foreseeable future. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares David Craik | Thursday, 11th March, 2021 | More on: FGP FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge FirstGroup shares: a stock on track for recovery 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. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by David Craiklast_img read more

Stilts House / Natura Futura Arquitectura

first_img “COPY” Manufacturers: Dolmen, Maderas Pedro, MarriottDesign Team:Guillermo Morales, Nathaly Gaona, Ramón VivancoCity:PlayasCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© JAG StudioRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. An architecture that re-appropriates the idea of traditional and flexible as a way of dwelling in the city.Save this picture!© JAG StudioThe project was to capture the essence of the environment, the lifestyle.Save this picture!© JAG StudioSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© JAG StudioStilts House, located in Villamil, Guayas province, Ecuador, a satellite city of Guayaquil with a population of 33.560 inhabitants, where at the time of the colony was a port of fishermen settled on ancient indigenous populations while maintaining the tradition today, in 1982 the UNESCO declared General Villamil Beaches as the second best climate in the world after a mountainous place in Australia, it is also known for its great work of local labor craft.Save this picture!CollageIt is proposed in its composite surround this with baked bricks that are also a traditional material in the local area, with some of the main objectives, do not use glass in their windows, incorporating traditional elements such as chazas, where it allows ventilation and the shadow that are necessary for the tropical climate of the place.Save this picture!© JAG StudioIt occurs in a horizontal plane high; lightened by a system of pillars of teak which serves to support the breadwinner walls and cover, leaving it to the naked on the volume of ” private”  aiming to develop through a proprietary architecture of the tropics, a proposal that meets the needs of the client; on the ground floor, and integrated with the outside and their day-to-day activities, there is a social area that closes in on itself, and opens toward the interior of the house as a rest area with hammocks. This will generate micro-climates, through the material and its new features.Save this picture!© JAG StudioIt is suggested with the material, the architectural program of project, highlighted with different logics of implementation of brick to provide privacy and permeability.Save this picture!© JAG StudioDefine a response of urban housing that through different strategies such as the application of principles of sustainable design, are still in the process of searching for ways to question the possibility of having a solution of city closest to reality, to our traditions and the optimization of resources.Save this picture!© JAG StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessMHD House / 7A Architecture StudioSelected ProjectsSeaforth House / MASQ architectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Playas, Ecuador ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Stilts House / Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveStilts House / Natura Futura Arquitectura Year:  Ecuador Stilts House / Natura Futura Arquitectura 2018 Architects: Natura Futura Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs Save this picture!© JAG Studio+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ArchDaily Photographs:  JAG Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Area:  160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPlayasEcuadorPublished on July 11, 2018Cite: “Stilts House / Natura Futura Arquitectura” [Casa Zancos / Natura Futura Arquitectura] 10 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 streamlast_img read more

UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson

first_img Acoustic Logic Products used in this ProjectVentilated / Double Skin FacadeDanpalFaçade Systems Danpal®Structural + Civil Engineering:Henry & HymasLandscape Design:Ric McConaghyHeritage Architect:Paul DaviesNew Building Area:760 m2Refurbished Building Area:240 m2Playground Landscaping Area (Includes Verandahs):650 m2Site Area:2080 m2Client:University of Technology SydneyArchitects Team:Thierry Lacoste, David Stevenson, Daniel Beekwilder, Tasmin Dunn, Edward Dieppe, Arash Engineer, Jessica SantosStructural Engineering:Henry & HymasCivil Engineering:Henry & HymasCity:ChippendaleCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanText description provided by the architects. The new Blackfriars Children’s Centre is a childcare center in Sydney by DJRD and Lacoste + Stevenson, architects in association. The building celebrates the beautifully naive depictions of housing by children. Each playroom in the Centre is in the form of a house as might be drawn by a child; a box with a pitched roof.  A sense of home in both scale and materiality creates the feeling of a familiar place.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe overall form is a series of small ‘houses’ continuously connected along the street, each varying slightly in pitch and scale to create an animated streetscape of pitched roofs.  The profile of pitched roofs provides a prominent presence for the Centre along Blackfriars Street. The materials used evoke warmth, welcome and transparency.  The external façade is a combination of clear glass and glass with a graphic, and painted vertical timber paneling with the gable roof ends clad in a translucent sheet that is illuminated from within. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanColorful timber slats partially screen the internal ‘street’ from the public footpath.  Large-format, historic photographs of past events of Blackfriars School connects the new center to the site. The footprint of the building has been designed to respond to and complete the courtyard formed by the heritage buildings.  Engagement between the new and old architecture is achieved with the dimpled mirror polished panels which clad the façades facing the heritage buildings. The effect is a playful dialogue of reflections between the new building and the heritage site.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanOnce inside the rooms are connected by an undulating plywood sensory wall.  The procession through to the playrooms is more than just circulation; it connects the internal spaces in a way that incorporates wonderful moments for children to learn and interact in spontaneous ways. The internal rooms are also lined with vertical timber paneling painted white.  The playrooms make use of ‘thickened’ walls for storage, cubby spaces and reading nooks. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanTimber floors and plywood walls and furniture create warmth within the rooms.  The use of rugs and fabric upholstery throughout the center also add softness to spaces and assist other acoustic treatments to ensure active spaces are still acoustically comfortable. Each playroom opens onto an outdoor play area ensuring indoor and outdoor spaces are seamlessly connected creating variety for the children and teachers to adapt to the day and to different activities.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessScarborough House / Borrmeister ArchitectsSelected Projects8 Vibrant Installations by Quintessenz Create Stunning Spaces of ColorArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Blackfriars St, Chippendale NSW 2008, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Project Management: CopySocial Housing•Chippendale, Australia Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 19Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Services Engineers: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: DJRD, Lacoste + Stevenson Area Area of this architecture project UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + StevensonSave this projectSaveUTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson Area:  1650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Acoustic Consultant: Social Housing Photographs Ichor Constructionscenter_img Year:  ArchDaily Products translation missing: 2018 “COPY” Manufacturers: Danpal, Austimber, Colorbond, Gosford Quarries, Tappeti, DVP, Interspace Photographs:  Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Umow Lai Australia “COPY” Builder: UTS FMO, Angie Clements ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDJRDOfficeFollowLacoste + StevensonOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingChippendaleAustraliaPublished on August 11, 2018Cite: “UTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre / DJRD + Lacoste + Stevenson” 11 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Imperialist wars leave migrants stranded and abused

first_imgSept. 21 — Tens of thousands of migrants are living under precarious conditions in Hungary and Croatia as well as other states in the European Union. Police have used water cannon and teargas to beat down migrants in Hungary. Thousands have been forced into detention centers where they are treated in a manner which has sent shockwaves throughout Europe and the international community.On the Hungarian border.The British Broadcasting Corporation reported on Sept. 21 that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the migration of people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia threatens the borders of Europe. He called for concerted efforts to block any imposition of quotas for the intake of migrants. He is instead taking militarized and criminal justice approaches to the crisis, for which the European and North American imperialist states are largely responsible.The BBC report continued: “Viktor Orban said migrants were ‘breaking the doors’ and that a united stance was required. Ministers from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia met to discuss an EU proposal for quotas, which they oppose.”The article noted most importantly, “Some EU countries want migrants shared out more evenly across the EU. Germany and France are among those [that] back plans to share the burden of relocating 120,000 migrants from Greece, Italy and Hungary.”Illustrating the hostility of the Hungarian government, Budapest placed ads in media outlets of countries from which many migrants originate. One that appeared in Lebanon’s newspaper An Nahar on Sept. 21 warned people not to go to Hungary.The full-page ad read, “Hungarians are hospitable, but the strongest possible action is taken against those who attempt to enter Hungary illegally. The illegal crossing of the country’s border is a crime punishable by imprisonment. Do not listen to the people-smugglers. Hungary will not allow illegal immigrants to cross its territory.” A Hungarian legislative measure against migrants was passed recently with the support of the Jobbik party, which appears to be even further to the right than Orban’s center-right Fidesz party. The new measure passed by 151 to 12, with 27 abstentions.Orban’s government also announced it would send the military to the borders and authorized the use of rubber bullets, pyrotechnical devices, teargas grenades and net guns. These weapons are being adding to an already deadly arsenal that the police have not hesitated to use against migrants, including batons, teargas and water hoses.In Croatia a similar situation is developing. Migrants have been trapped inside the country, unable to travel freely into Hungary or other neighboring states.More than 17,000 people crossed over into Croatia between Sept. 16 and Sept. 21, after being forced out of Serbia and unable to move into Slovenia. Croatian Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said, “The situation is impossible for us.” (NBC News, Sept. 21) Ostojic talked with the international press while standing at a camp for migrants in Opatovac on the border with Serbia. He said that Croatia is “the victim of Europe’s failed response to the crisis.” In addition, Ostojic was scheduled to participate in a series of talks set to convene on the crisis during the week of Sept. 21. He called upon European heads of state to “come here and see the situation for themselves.” Wars of regime changeWars of regime change and the world capitalist economic crisis have created a mass migration from the Middle East, Africa and Asia —  the largest dislocation since the conclusion of World War II. But the European and North American imperialist powers act as if they have nothing to do with the current situation involving the scattering of millions from Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, South Asia and other regions.Nonetheless, EU leaders like Angela Merkel of Germany and Francois Hollande of France speak as if they are concerned with the plight of those flooding into Southern and Eastern Europe. The U.S. administration of President Barack Obama announced it would allow 10,000 immigrants from Syria — over the next year.These empty proclamations are not improving the migrants’ present conditions or providing reassurances to the EU governments being impacted by the policies of the Pentagon and NATO.Reports of political talks between the State Department and the Russian Foreign Ministry on reaching a political settlement in Syria may be aimed at stemming the tide of migration. The continuation of this crisis will undoubtedly place greater strains on relations among the NATO member-states in Europe and North America. Global context of migration crisisThese pronouncements from EU and U.S. leaders come in the context of the continued bombing and destabilization of states throughout the region which the migrants are fleeing. Since the conclusion of World War II, the U.S. has fought to maintain its position as the dominant imperialist nation. Wars in Korea, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa have brought massive deaths, injuries, economic hardships and dislocation.Rather than allow the peoples of Africa, Asia and Latin America to determine their own destiny, Washington, Wall Street and their European allies have sought to prevent the genuine national independence and sovereignty of the former colonial and semicolonial territories. Periodic global economic crises have also added to the shaky viability of the postcolonial states. Despite the ostensibly more humane and liberal statements coming from Germany and some other governments, the Europeans appear to be totally incapable of receiving and integrating up to several million people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In even the most advanced states in Europe, such as France, Britain and Germany, unemployment remains high and poverty is rising. Rebellions reacting to racism and national oppression have occurred recently in France, Britain and Sweden. Right-wing and fascist parties have gained official positions in municipalities and within parliaments in several EU countries, pushing more center-right regimes to enact draconian measures specifically directed against oppressed peoples and migrants.Some 120,000 people being allowed to “legally settle” in the EU states will not by any means solve the problems of migration. Over 4 million Syrians have been forced to leave their country and are residing in Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and other states.In addition, millions more are seeking to enter Europe through the North African and Mediterranean networks established by human traffickers. The imperialist destruction of the Libyan government through massive bombing and ground operations in 2011 created desperate conditions leading to the exodus of many Libyans and foreign workers from a country that had enjoyed the highest standard of living in Africa. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Consumers Win with Ethanol

first_img Consumers Win with Ethanol Home Energy Consumers Win with Ethanol Consumers have been saving money thanks to ethanol for years, but never as much as today. Nearly every consumer that chooses ethanol at the pump is saving money, whether using regular unleaded with 10% ethanol (E10), mid-grade with 15% ethanol (E15), or any one of the many flex fuel options like E85.According to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s, the national price spread between regular unleaded and E85 has never been greater in the 17 years of tracking on the website. That price differential is currently at 33% for the month of November, or more than 8 percentage points higher than any other month in recorded history on the website. In many locations today—including California, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois–E85 is at least $1 per gallon cheaper than E10. On average nationwide, flex fuel vehicle drivers who fill up with 20 gallons of E85 are saving $14 per tank over drivers who fill up with E10. Even when ethanol’s lower energy density is factored in, E85 costs less than E10 per mile driven.The advantageous price scenario is due to the widening price spread between ethanol and gasoline, but also the strong value of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) credits. In recent weeks, wholesale ethanol prices have been 15-20% below wholesale gasoline prices—the largest discount in more than two years.Fuel blenders are further discounting the price of ethanol blends by passing along the value of RIN credits to retailers and consumers. Blenders capture the RIN credit when they blend ethanol with gasoline; they can then sell the RIN credit to other blenders or refiners and share some or all of the profit from that sale with retailers and consumers by marking down the price of the ethanol-blended fuel.“This once again demonstrates the ability of ethanol to save consumers money, and proves the Renewable Fuel Standard and RINs are working to drive expanded use of cleaner, cheaper renewable fuels,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “The combination of various federal, state and industry infrastructure funding initiatives, along with the value of RINs, are allowing fuel retailers the ability to invest in infrastructure, while also passing along savings to the consumer. We are seeing tremendous growth in the availability of higher blends of ethanol at the retail level, and at a price point that will interest anyone looking to save money at the pump,” he added.Ethanol detractors have claimed that RINs are a tax that negatively impact consumers, but the marketplace is showing otherwise. Those that have chosen to embrace the RFS are helping consumers daily.“There are always stations that defy logic by charging more for E85 than unleaded, but those stations are becoming a rarity,” said White. “Most retailers are agnostic about what products they offer, as long as they have margin and volume. Right now, higher ethanol blends are offering a significant opportunity for blenders, retailers and consumers alike.”Source: RFA Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 8, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for November 9, 2017Next articleChina Online Mall To Buy Large Amounts of Beef and Pork Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Commentary: What Not to Say on Ag Day

first_img Facebook Twitter Commentary: What Not to Say on Ag Day SHARE This week is National Agriculture Week, a national promotion to draw the public’s attention to the importance of agriculture. Special programs will take place from Capitol Hill to local community centers. Farm organizations will crank their PR efforts into high gear to grab as much media attention as possible. There will also be special guides and talking points given to farmers on how to talk with the public about agriculture.  Some of these will be very good, while others will be a rehash of old cliches and trite phrases. Consumer attitudes and perceptions have changed, and some of the old tried and true points just don’t work anymore.  So here are a few of my suggestions on what not to say when talking to consumers about agriculture.Don’t tell them farming is a way of life. It is; and, for those in farming, it is a cherished way of life. However, for people who have never been on a farm and don’t know a farmer, this concept means nothing.  To them it says farming is nothing more than a lifestyle choice, which is not the image we want to convey.  Instead, stress that farming today is a high-tech, high risk, capital intensive, for profit business operation.For years now, the official Ag Day web site has stressed that agriculture is important because it provides an abundant and affordable food supply for consumers.  This is a reality with which few today can identify. The vast majority of food shoppers have never seen a food shortage, except the day before a winter storm and then only in the milk, egg, and bread rows.  Food price hikes are seldom and, for the most part, short-lived. Comparing our food spending to that of other nations is irrelevant to most people.Likewise, talking to people about how important farmers are because they feed the world is a waste of time. While this is true, it is also true that the majority of well-fed Americans don’t really care about the world food supply. We will donate money when disaster strikes somewhere in the world, but that does not mean most folks really understand the world food supply or the role U.S. farmers play in it. A much better approach is to stress the amazing variety of food items we have in the U.S. as well as the quality and safety of the food we enjoy. This is a reality consumers can see in the store every day, and they need to understand how modern agriculture makes this possible.Don’t get sidetracked in the organic vs. non-organic argument or the GMO, antibiotic, hormone debate. Ag Day is not the time to tackle those issues.  This is a time for agriculture to be united in our messaging. Our food supply is safe, wholesome, and heavily regulated; and, as consumers, we have the choice to buy the kind of food we want.For goodness sake, don’t start talking about how farming is our heritage. While it is true that here in Indiana agriculture has shaped our history and communities, this simply tells consumers farming today is no longer relevant. Most people have an outdated view of what a farm is; we don’t need to reinforce that by painting a picture of American Gothic. You might want to suggest that, without agriculture, they may not have jobs.  That is because, in Indiana, agriculture contributes $31.2 billion in sales to the Indiana economy. You could also suggest that agriculture represents some amazing career opportunities and that their children might want to consider the many job openings currently available. A degree in the many of the science and technology areas of agriculture could land their children a career with more promise than Starbucks.Good luck this week on your advocating and speaking up for agriculture.By Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Mar 19, 2018 SHARE Home Commentary Commentary: What Not to Say on Ag Day Facebook Twitter Previous articleCountries Asking U.S. for Tariff ExemptionsNext articleGov. Holcomb Declares Disaster Emergency for Four Additional Counties; 35 Total Included Gary Truittlast_img read more

Welcome TCU Class of 2025

first_imgReddIt A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Linkedin Haeven Gibbons ReddIt printWELCOME CLASS OF 2025The Frog Fountain (TCU Facebook)The Frog Fountain (TCU Facebook)The next four years will be full of many firsts, successes, failures and growth. The TCU community will be there to help you along the way. Starting out is exciting and overwhelming. Here’s some background on what makes TCU special and some important tips for first-year students. Welcome home Horned Frogs.Table of ContentsClick to readClick to readClick to readClick to readClick to readClick to readClick to readClick to readTCU is home to many time-honored traditions that bring the TCU community together. Learn about all the most popular traditions and TCU’s long history. Plus, see what the Campus Commons have to offer students.Navigating how to achieve academic success can be difficult for many first year students. Here is a guide to all things academic resources, recommended first-year student classes, becoming a leader on campus and finding job opportunities on-campus. The first-year experience is kicked off with Frog Camp and Frog’s First. See how these programs plan on revamping this summer and fall. Plus some tips on adjusting to dorm-life and eating healthy on-campus. TCU students have the unique opportunity of living in the middle of the fifth largest city in Texas. Discover student’s top places to eat and workout around the city of Fort Worth. And the Fort Worth Zoo is adding some exciting attractions. This guide shares it all. TCU Student MediaExecutive Editor: JD Pells Edited & Designed by: Haeven Gibbons & Lonyae CoulterStaff Writers: Lindsey Bakonyi, Ryann Booth, Lonyae Coulter, Abigail Hoffacker, Kiaya Johnson, Skye Moreno, Ariel Wallace, Frances Wetherbee, Mia YartoDirector of Student Media: Jean Brown Director of Digital Media: Holly RusakTopBuilt with Shorthand TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Newest student organization hopes to provide a space for minority students interested in law Twitter First-year experience at TCU TCU Theatre looks forward to second-weekend performances of Children of Eden Haeven Gibbons Wear worthy: One Fort Worth boutique aims to empower human trafficking victims Lonyae Coulter NewsThe Skiff: Digital IssuesWelcome TCU Class of 2025By Haeven Gibbons and Lonyae Coulter – June 3, 2021 704 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution First-year experience at TCU Lonyae Coulter Life in Fort Worth Haeven Gibbons Image Magazine: Spring 2021 Lonyae Coulter Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting + posts Twitter Frogs First organizers look forward to bringing back revamped program in the fall RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleA fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxesNext articleTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Haeven Gibbons and Lonyae Coulter Lonyae Coulter Facebook Facebook Haeven Gibbons Haeven Gibbons Lonyae Coulter read more

56 UAPA Cases Pending In Bengaluru Urban District : Karnataka HC Directs Immediate Appointment Of Judge

first_imgNews Updates56 UAPA Cases Pending In Bengaluru Urban District : Karnataka HC Directs Immediate Appointment Of Judge Mustafa Plumber4 March 2021 4:56 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has suggested to its registry to take immediate steps to appoint a Judicial Officer to the designated court to whom all pending 56 cases in Bengaluru Urban District under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, can be transferred. A report was submitted by the Registrar General to the court in which it was stated that out of the four courts dealing…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?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has suggested to its registry to take immediate steps to appoint a Judicial Officer to the designated court to whom all pending 56 cases in Bengaluru Urban District under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, can be transferred. A report was submitted by the Registrar General to the court in which it was stated that out of the four courts dealing with the cases under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, two Courts are vacant and concurrent charge is being held by the other Judicial Officers. The Registrar General also stated that though the process of appointing regular Judicial Officers is under consideration, it will be appropriate if totally 56 cases pending in Bengaluru Urban District under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, can be transferred to the designated Special Court (CCH-50) which has pendency of only 23 cases. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty on going through the report said “If the said suggestion is to be implemented, immediate steps will have to be taken to appoint a Judicial Officer for presiding over CCH-50. A copy of this order be forwarded to the Registrar General of this Court.” The direction was given during the hearing of a petition filed by Vaseemuddin A., a city-based advocate. The petitioner had sought a direction for setting up another special court to conduct the trial of cases registered under the UAP Act, 1967, particularly to deal with the chargesheets filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) while complaining that accused in these cases, mainly charged for alleged terrorist activities, are languishing in prison owing to the delay in completion of trials. The matter will next be heard on March 24. Click Hear To Download/Read Order Next Storylast_img read more