Roche cuts 4,800 jobs over price pressure and product setbacks

first_imgWednesday 17 November 2010 8:17 pm SWISS pharmaceutical firm Roche announced it would be cutting 4,800 jobs worldwide, or about six per cent of its workforce, over the next two years as part of a wide-ranging restructuring programme forced on it by price pressures. Most of the planned job cuts will be in its pharma unit, particularly in the sales and marketing divisions, as well as in manufacturing after the setback of diabetes medicine taspoglutide being delayed. A further 1,500 jobs will be transferred to other locations within the firm, or outsourced. Roche said it would hack Sfr2.4bn ($2.4bn ) from annual costs from 2012 onwards, with Sfr1.8bn of savings expected next year. It expects restructuring costs will amount to Sfr2.7bn from 2010 through to 2012. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Sharecenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski Loves These ShoesWolf & ShepherdLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healthmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comCompressaWhy Physical Therapists Are Recommending This Knee SleeveCompressa whatsapp Roche cuts 4,800 jobs over price pressure and product setbacks Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

Kingfisher in plan to boost global growth

first_img KINGFISHER yesterday unveiled a five-year plan to transform the business with massive growth and a campaign to breathe new life into the flagging UK DIY market. The bold blueprint was unveiled as the B&Q owner reported a 22.5 per cent rise in pre-tax profits to £670m in the year to 29 January.However total sales remained at £10.5bn while there was a three per cent drop in like-for-like sales in the UK and Ireland.Chief executive Ian Cheshire said the company, which trades under the name Castorama in France, said more than 1,100 new outlets could be opened, with an expansion into China and India being eyed. “We are stepping up a gear. We think we have more to come from our markets.” He said the French market was proving more resilient as individuals had more savings. Meanwhile, a scheme to train people in DIY skills would help B&Q.Kingfisher also raised its full-year dividend by 28.5 per cent to 7.07p. Thursday 24 March 2011 9:07 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp Kingfisher in plan to boost global growth Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrapcenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Affiliate Monitor – December 2019

first_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker In this edition of iGB’s quarterly report we report on the sector-wide fall in new depositing customers and the correlation with affiliates’ share prices Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 15th December 2019 | By Joanne Christie Sports betting Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Nordics Sweden Affiliate Monitor – December 2019 Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Now that the pace of M&A has slowed in the affiliate sector, it’s starting to become clear that not all of the acquisitions have been entirely successful.As the third-quarter results from the leading affiliates show, many are suffering a form of indigestion as the fall in new depositing customers and a number of other key financials shows.This is being reflected in the share prices of the key players, as investors clearly see the number of new sign-ups as a vital sign of a company’s health.In this key metric, the third quarter saw Catena Media regain its position at the top of the table, having briefly been overtaken in NDCs by Better Collective the previous quarter.The latter fared much better in terms of revenue, however, eclipsing the rest of the listed affiliates with revenue growth of 54%. Apart from Gambling.com Group, which registered growth of just 2%, the rest of the field went backwards on the revenue front.But many of the issues currently hitting the bottom lines of affiliates stem from negative regulatory developments in Europe and there’s a lot more optimism when it comes to the potential on the other side of the pond.One problem there though is that operators are driving a hard bargain. While it is only in relatively recent times that operators in Europe have started to put pressure on affiliate margins, in the US affiliates are faced with lower margins from the outset.When combined with the preference for CPA over revenue share, it’s understandable that shareholders are questioning the long-term future for affiliates in the US.A look at Catena’s ‘hangover’ in New Jersey exemplifies the issue perfectly. It pulled in a rush of business in the third quarter of last year as the market opened, but with these players on CPA deals, this performance could not be replicated this year.Nonetheless, while there are hurdles to overcome Stateside, it’s clear affiliates are pinning many of their hopes on this rapidly expanding new market.We hope you enjoy this report and find it useful. Should you have any suggestions or feedback please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected] CarterEditorial director, iGBIf you can’t use the Flash player below you can download the report here. Email Addresslast_img read more

Why I’d buy the FTSE 250 to profit from the stock market rebound

first_img Rupert Hargreaves 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. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why I’d buy the FTSE 250 to profit from the stock market rebound The FTSE 250’s recent crash was swiftly followed by a stock market rebound. However, despite this performance, the index is still down around 26% year-to-date. Some of the FTSE 250’s constituents have still not benefited from the stock market rebound.With that being the case, the FTSE 250 could offer recovery potential for long-term investors buying today.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…Stock market reboundThe stock market rebound has caught many investors by surprise. News regarding the coronavirus crisis has started to improve over the past few weeks. But it doesn’t look as if the crisis is anywhere near its end.Unfortunately, the situation may remain challenging in terms of the number of new cases and deaths over the next few months. However, the economy has started to adapt to the new normal.Sectors such as travel & leisure and retail are experiencing a significant amount of disruption. Profitability across these industries is unlikely to return to historical levels anytime soon.Nonetheless, while these sectors are struggling, others are seeing rising levels of demand. The technology sector, for example, is experiencing something of a new dawn. This is because companies are being forced to change their working practices as consumers are stuck at home. The sector is leading the stock market rebound as a result. Picking winnersWhile are some companies may come out of the crisis stronger than they went in, others may not survive. Picking winners is a challenging process at the best of times. The current situation will only make the process harder. The stock market rebound might have lifted some shares, but there’s no guaranty this will continue. Still, the track record of the FTSE 250 has been mostly strong. Over periods of 10 to 20 years, the index has always produced a positive return for investors. As such, evidence points to the conclusion that buying a range of companies when they trade on low valuations has historically been a successful way to play any stock market rebound.Buying the whole FTSE 250 index might be the best way to achieve this aim.Spreading riskIt might take some time for the market and economy to fully recover. However, buying the whole FTSE 250 index will spread risks within your portfolio.Fortunately for investors, the cost of diversification has fallen in recent years. Low-cost index tracker funds could be the best way to participate in the stock market rebound without having to pick stocks.Many providers offer FTSE 250 tracker funds with costs below 0.5% per annum. Commission and dealing costs have also fallen significantly over the past few years with online stock brokers shaking up the industry.These low-cost products could help you profit from the stock market rebound, and participate in the FTSE 250’s long-term growth without having to do any extra work yourself.So, if you’re looking for a way to profit from the stock market rebound, and build a strong portfolio to last for the long term, buying the FTSE 250 could be the best option.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Cash ISAs: millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistake

first_img Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Boohoo and Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust and has a position in Fundsmith Equity. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Cash ISAs: millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistakecenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 11th July, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA HMRC has released Individual Savings Account (ISA) statistics for the 2018/19 financial year and, quite frankly, the figures are worrying.While the statistics show that more people saved into an ISA last year, which is a good thing, they also showed that Britons piled a ton of money into Cash ISAs while neglecting Stocks and Shares ISAs. According to HMRC, the number of people using Cash ISAs rose by 1.4m, while the number of people subscribing to Stocks and Shares ISAs fell by 450,000.5G 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…In my view, this is alarming. Ultimately, millions of Britons could be making a huge financial mistake.Cash ISAs could hurt your wealthThe reason I say this is that the interest rates on Cash ISAs right now are shockingly low. For example, a quick Google search tells me that the best Cash ISA rate (easy-access) is just 0.9%.If you’re earning that kind of interest rate on your savings over the long run, you’re only going to go backward financially, when you consider the effects of inflation (rising prices of goods and services over time). Earn that kind of interest rate for a decade and you’ll find that when you come to spend your money, it buys you a lot less than it does today.Of course, cash savings are useful when it comes to saving for short-term goals. They’re also important for emergency savings. However, in the long run, cash savings are ineffective when it comes to building wealth.“For a long-term saver, cash makes no sense,” says Holly Black, of research firm Morningstar.Pick the right ISAIf your financial goals are more long term in nature, you’re much better off putting your money in a Stocks and Shares ISA or Lifetime ISA, in my view.Both protect your wealth from the taxman, as the Cash ISA does, but with these two versions of the ISA, you can invest your money in a selection of wealth-building assets such as stocks, funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and investment trusts.For example, with a Stocks and Shares ISA, you can invest in a top fund such as Fundsmith Equity, which has turned £10k into £50k in less than a decade. Or you can invest in an investment trust like Scottish Mortgage, which is up more than 50% this year. Another option is to buy a low-cost ETF that tracks a major stock market index such as the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500.Alternatively, if you fancy yourself as a stock-picker, you can put together a portfolio of stocks yourself. This strategy is slightly riskier than buying a fund or ETF but has the potential to deliver higher gains. For example, had you invested £2k in Boohoo shares five years ago, that money would now be worth over £20k.These kinds of investments could help you build your wealth far more effectively than a Cash ISA.Put £10,000 in a Cash ISA and earn 0.9% per year for a decade and your money will grow to £10,937. Put £10,000 in a Stocks & Shares ISA and earn 10% per year through the stock market, and your money will grow to £25,937. That’s a big difference.If your goal is to grow your wealth, I’d pass on the Cash ISA and look at a Stocks and Shares ISA or Lifetime ISA instead.last_img read more

House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe

first_img House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe Projects Architects: Naoko Horibe Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Kaori IchikawaPhotographs:  Kaori IchikawaSave this picture!© Kaori IchikawaRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The property where this residence stands is occasionally flooded during heavy rains. Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaThe clients requested a design that dealt with the problem, as well as providing security, privacy, good natural light and air circulation, and a space that their children could run around in. In response the architect proposed locating a large courtyard in the center of the house that would let in light and air without sacrificing privacy.Save this picture!© Kaori IchikawaTaking the flood risk into consideration, the foundation and floor are fairly high. The rooms are linked in a loop around the central courtyard, creating a space where the kids can run around and around.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessWhite Colony / Keikichi Yamauchi Architect and AssociatesSelected ProjectsSchandy House / gualano + gualano: arquitectosSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Naruto, Japan 2012 Photographs Area:  105 m² Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Naruto / Naoko HoribeSave this projectSaveHouse in Naruto / Naoko Horibe Save this picture!© Kaori Ichikawa+ 18 Share “COPY” Houses Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe Clipboard Year:  ArchDaily Japan 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/403257/house-in-naruto-naoko-horibe Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNaoko HoribeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNarutoHousesJapanPublished on July 21, 2013Cite: “House in Naruto / Naoko Horibe” 21 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorGlassMitrexSolar PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemSealantsAGROB BUCHTALHow To Benefit From Ceramic Tiles With Hytect SurfaceSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassFacade SystemsTrimoTrimoterm FTV in the BASE – Backing wallSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingDoorsVEKAFront Doors – SOFTLINECurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsVentilated Facades on Building in PamplonaDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewAccessories / TV MountsYellow Goat DesignScreens – BlossomMore products »Read commentsSave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

BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926309/bt-house-francisco-boetsch-tagle Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Algifol, Budnik, Cintac, Cintac®, El Volcan, Trimble Navigation, VolcanSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Recommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. The site consists of 6,000 square meters among native forest, including several endemic species such as Araucaria, Oaks and Beech (Ñirres). The house had to be restricted to a maximum of 100 sq. mt. holding up to ten beds and large common areas for sharing, because of typical bad-weather conditions during the winter season.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Save this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.The first decision was to place it in the lower land, near the river so it can be completely isolated/independent from the neighbors. At the same time, even inside the forest and below the canopy, had to be taking advantage of the deep views from each angle. Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Typical materials were selected so the house was built on top of a concrete-base and supported from a wooden-structure, reinforced with steel for the tall common areas; clad in national wood, bleached on the inside and dark asbestos cement on the exteriors gave it a special finish in harmony with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.As an extremely cold place in winter time and no basic services provided, it was accomplished as a compact house, easy to warm-up and allowing comfortable conditions for at least 10 people – that’s why one of the main priorities was to build a very large double-height living room instead of spacious bedrooms, bringing sunlight in and allowing contemplation of the nature outside.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Save this picture!Section ASave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.It was developed from a central point that provides heating to the whole, and from there the rest was distributed alongside: open kitchen, dining area, three dorms and two bathrooms, and even a porch to get in and out the house surrounded with bottom-to-top insulated windows that gently invites the forest’s views to get inside.Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum / OMNIPLANSelected ProjectsUNC Virtual Campus / Deriva Taller de Arquitectura + Guillermo Mir + Jesica GrötterSelected Projects Share Houses ArchDaily BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle Year:  Save this picture!© Francisco Boetsch T.+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share 2019 Architects: Francisco Boetsch Tagle Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Area:  92 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project BT House / Francisco Boetsch TagleSave this projectSaveBT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle Projects Photographs CopyHouses•Malalcahuello, Chile Photographs:  Francisco Boetsch T. Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926309/bt-house-francisco-boetsch-tagle Clipboard Chile CopyAbout this officeFrancisco Boetsch TagleOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on October 10, 2019Cite: “BT House / Francisco Boetsch Tagle” [Casa BT / Francisco Boetsch Tagle] 10 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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

Protesters demand ‘Free Mumia’

first_imgBill Perry of Veterans for Peace with Pam Africa. WW photo: Joseph PietteDespite the record heat, around 100 people gathered at Fifth and Market streets next to Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell for a “Free Mumia” rally on July 3. Under the theme, “We the people cannot rest until freedom comes,” the demonstrators celebrated the victory of Mumia Abu-Jamal’s release from death row last December and pledged to continue the fight to free him.Speakers addressed the fight to free all political prisoners and denounced continuing U.S. wars and the economic crisis at home. Several entertainers, including The Welfare Poets, were on hand.In a show of solidarity, the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal — which had a permit to use the federal park space that afternoon — welcomed Veterans for Peace to stay at the site after park officials threatened to evict the veterans group when their permit expired. ICFFMAJ also welcomed participants in the Occupy National Gathering to join the speakout. They had been evicted after trying to use the space without a permit.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Se celebrarán elecciones marcadas por la corrupción y la migración

first_imgEl dia 16 de junio se celebran elecciones presidenciales y congresionales en Guatemala. Estas podrían ser importantes debido a una profunda crisis política y la migración hacia el norte que no da señales de terminar.Otro factor que podría influir en las elecciones es que por primera vez podrán votar los guatemaltecos que viven en el extranjero. Por ahora hay pocos votantes registrados de este grupo, pero con la migración que se está viendo y el peso económico de las remesas, podrían llegar a convertirse en un bloque importante.Una de las características importantes de la crisis política es que varios partidos, que en un momento eran grandes e influyentes, han sido cancelados por los tribunales. Por otro lado, han emergido varios partidos nuevos, tanto de derecha como progresistas y de izquierda.Los dos partidos de derecha que más escaños ganaron en 2015 fueron cancelados debido a repetidas violaciones de las leyes de financiamiento electoral. Otros, incluyendo el partido del actual presidente Jimmy Morales, tienen procesos legales abiertos en su contra que se han suspendido hasta que se concluyan las elecciones.La candidata que según las encuestas tiene más apoyo es Sandra Torres, candidata del partido Unión Nacional de Esperanza (UNE). UNE es un partido socialdemócrata, con algunas propuestas que buscan aliviar el sufrimiento del pueblo sin cambiar la base económica. Como todos los partidos tradicionales de Guatemala, tiene una sombra larga de investigaciones y acusaciones de corrupción y financiamiento ilícito.Otra candidata notable, que ha venido ganando apoyo en las últimas encuestas, es Thelma Cabrera, mujer Maya Mam y candidata del Movimiento para la Liberación de los Pueblos (MLP). MLP es un vehículo electoral recién formado por integrantes del Comité de Desarrollo Campesino (Codeca) y otros movimientos sociales aliados.Este partido se formó después de que se separó Codeca de la URNG, el partido formado por los guerrilleros revolucionarios cuando se firmaron los acuerdos de paz. La base social del MLP, por sus orígenes como movimiento social, está compuesta principalmente por campesinos y comunidades originarias ubicados geográficamente en la Costa Sur y el Altiplano.Como partido que representa intereses campesinas y de los pueblos originarios, MLP ha citado a las políticas de Evo Morales y el “milagro económico” que hoy se ve en Bolivia como uno de sus principales fuentes de inspiración. Entre sus propuestas están la renacionalización de la energía eléctrica, revisar las concesiones de los recursos naturales y la creación de una Asamblea Constituyente Popular y Plurinacional.Aunque la UNE tiene mayor intención de voto, las encuestas señalan que aproximadamente 66 por ciento de los que responden no tienen preferencia ninguna. Estos números no sorprenden, debido a la gran falta de credibilidad que tienen los partidos tradicionales y el hecho de que las izquierda guatemalteca todavíano se ha recuperado completamente de la guerra civil.Candidatos descalificadosLa intervención de las cortes en el proceso electoral ha tenido una influencia enorme en determinar las fuerzas que ahora disputan la presidencia. Por ejemplo Zury Ríos, hija y heredera ideológica del dictador genocida Efraín Ríos Montt, parecía tener la capacidad de unir la derecha guatemalteca antes de que el Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) la descalificó.Otra candidata descalificada es Thelma Aldana, candidata del Movimiento Semilla que tuvo que huir a El Salvador después de que el gobierno emitiera una orden de captura en su contra. Unas semanas después fue acusada de corrupción y descalificada. Aldana y el Movimiento Semilla surgen de las clases profesionales urbanas que forzaron la salida del presidente Otto Pérez Molina en 2015, y su plataforma electoral está enfocado en combatir la corrupción.Un tercer candidato, del partido de derecha Unión del Cambio Nacional fue detenido en Miami por cargos de narcotráfico vinculados al cartel Sinaloa. Tambien fue acusado de intentar asesinar a rivales politicos, que incluian a Aldana. (tinyurl.com/y54aczox)Corrupcion, subdesarrollo, y sequia: las principales causes de la miseriaLa crisis política del país origina de las movilizaciones anti-corrupción en 2015 que forzaron la salida del entonces presidente, y en los últimos años ha estado enfocado en la Comisión Internacional Contra la Impunidad en Guatemala (CICIG). Esta comisión establecida por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU) ha iniciado muchas de las investigaciones que han impactado a los políticos tradicionales.Para el movimiento progresista, acabar con la corrupción y la impunidad es la más alta prioridad, porque sin eso será imposible enfrentarse a las graves problemas estructurales que están causando la gran migración hacia el norte.Desde el golpe de Estado en 1954, que acabó con la llamada “Revolución Guatemalteca” y desencadenó la guerra civil de 36 años, la derecha ha mantenido un monopolio sobre el poder, con la breve interrupción del gobierno socialdemócrata de Álvaro Colom (esposo de Sandra Torres). En general su política ha sido favorecer a los empresarios, grandes terratenientes, y las transnacionales y oprimir a la clase obrera, los campesinos, y los pueblos originarios. Durante la guerra civil incluso llegaron al genocidio contra el pueblo Maya Ixil.El resultado de este monopolio conservador es un país con casi todos los servicios privatizados, con una infraestructura a punto de colapsar, y una economía completamente dependiente del extranjero, en forma de inversiones extranjeras, remesas, y exportaciones agrícolas.La oligarquía tampoco está interesada en desarrollar la capacidad industrial del país. A pesar de invitar a las transnacionales a construir mineras, y un sector agropecuario enorme, todas estas materias primas se destinan al extranjero. Los empresarios están más que contentos enviando los recursos al extranjero, y vendiendo los productos que luego importan. Con que ellos mantengan su porcentaje, las ganancias se salen del país con menos dificultad que los migrantes.Las políticas conservadoras también han causado una gran destrucción ambiental en el país. Los pueblos originarios del país, sean mayas, xinka, o garífuna, están en constante lucha con el Estado para proteger sus tierras y ríos de la contaminación de las minorías y otros proyectos extractivistas. Muchos de los bosques se tallaron para crear las fincas grandes que cultivan café, palmas, y otros productos orientados a los mercados externos, y los que quedan están siempre amenazados.La destrucción del ambiente, y la apropiación de las tierras más fértiles por parte de los grandes finqueros ha creado una situación desesperada para muchos guatemaltecos. El país, a pesar de tener una economía principalmente agrícola, no produce los alimentos que necesita para sostenerse. Los niveles de desnutrición son altísimas, y no hay mecanismo para bajarlos.Donde se produce comida en las comunidades campesinas, varios años de sequía, que se pueden vincular al cambio climático, han causado que fallaran las últimas cosechas. Recientemente, el New York Times entrevistó a varias familias que citaron estas sequias como causa principal de la migración. (tinyurl.com/yytlv49a)Lo que no quiere mencionar el NYT es que estas comunidades que viven de la agricultura de subsistencia, han sido desposeídos de las mejores tierras, que han podido aguantar las sequías, por siglos de colonialismo e imperialismo. Si las tierras que hoy producen café y otros cultivos comerciales se usarán para el cultivo de maíz, frijoles, y otras comidas básicas, el país no estaría al punto de quiebre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Sports Documentary class releases ‘Remember the Alamo Bowl’

first_imgListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ The sports documentary class gathers around its main interviewee, Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP Bram Kohlhausen. Facebook Editor’s note: TCU 360 Sport’s Editor Garrett Podell was interviewed for this documentary.  Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Previous articleSGA helps relieve student stress during finals weekNext articleOne dead, one injured in shooting near TCU’s campus Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ TAGSAlamo BowlBram Kohlhausen Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Facebook Twitter + posts Linkedin printIt’s only fitting that with TCU back in the Alamo Bowl, the sports documentary class in the Film Television and Digital Media department would premiere “Remember the Alamo Bowl,” a film they’ve been working on all semester about the last time the Horned Frogs played in the game.“The release couldn’t come at a better time with us returning to the Alamo Bowl this year to take on Stanford,” producer Alexa Shaw said.There had been rumors that Disney was looking to make a movie about the game, but the class decided to put a film in production as their project for the semester.“It’s a really good story,” Shaw said. “So we thought to bring it to life like no one has done it before.”Shaw said the documentary is around 30 minutes in length.“It’s one of the most iconic stories for the school and TCU athletics,” interview and logistics coordinator/social media manager Annie LaGrandeur said.The documentary goes back to the 2014 College Football Playoff selection and TCU’s Peach Bowl win as well as the 2015 season leading into the bowl game.“We go all the way back to build up to the moment that was that Alamo Bowl Game,” Shaw said.LaGrandeur said the most interesting part of the production was the interviews, especially Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP Bram Kohlhausen’s.“Picking Bram’s brain was fascinating since he said he treated the game like a vacation until he found out he was starting the game,” LaGrandeur said. “He was the main component of this documentary.”The class also brought in Mark Cohen, the TCU Director of Athletics Media Relations.TCU Director of Athletics Media Relations Mark Cohen talks about the Alamo Bowl. Photo courtesy of Alex Shaw.“He provides such a historical viewpoint on it and the history of that team that season,” LaGrandeur said. “His brain is like a history book. He thought it was one of Gary Patterson’s best coaching seasons.”Another former player who is featured in the short film is kicker Jaden Oberkrom.“Jaden Oberkrom is a character within himself,” LaGrandeur said. “He’s super humorous, brought a lot of jokes into the film.”Former TCU kicker Jade Oberkrom talks about his role in the Alamo Bowl. Photo courtesy of Alexa Shaw.A number of students were also interviewed for the film.“A common theme that came from talking to students was how prideful they are to go to TCU and how that game reiterated that for them,” Shaw said.The production was fully student-produced in addition to Shaw and LaGrandeur: Avery Vanechanos and Katie Trefz worked on the audio; Bing Banta, Ethan Crocker, Kelcee Harwood, and Mitchell Davis edited the documentary; Kendall Washington and Marisa Malevitis were in charge of lighting; Bailey Strobel and Alexis Guerrero provided the graphics.The class is having a screening open to the public at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 in Moudy South Room 164. The class will be releasing the documentary on YouTube and sharing it via its social media platforms: Facebook- www.facebook.com/SportsDoc17/, Twitter- @SportsDoc_17, and on its website. Garrett Podell TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods ReddItlast_img read more