June 23

Autumn international player analysis: Brad Barritt, England’s Mr Fix-It

first_imgBurrell, Tuilagi and even Henry Slade may represent more viable long-term options for England looking ahead to the World Cup. Still, Barritt has a wonderful opportunity to press his credentials and prove he is far from a desperate last resort.To read an in-depth analysis of New Zealand’s haka and RW’s verdict on England’s midfield problem, check out the December issue of Rugby World – in shops now! Visit po.st/RWSub for all the latest Rugby World subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition of the magazine at po.st/RWDig. Set that against the havoc New Zealand caused on first phase in June’s third Test, carving a Barritt-less backline apart:Clearly, the opposition is superior and the move more intricate, but England are still exposed drastically. And actually, it all comes down to systems, communication and composure. Note Saracens’ set-up as Turner-Hall takes the ball:The defenders (Billy Vunipola, Jamie George and Barritt from right to left) are co-ordinated, pro-active and pressing in their tight structure. Back to Hamilton, and England are nowhere near as connected:Caught unaware by New Zealand’s fast tempo, this looks like a reactive, panicky midfield. Some members of it are tentative, others are rushing up on an individual crusade. Aaron Cruden takes advantage easily.It is hard to imagine such disjointedness happening on Barritt’s watch. The perception of the Durban-born man as merely a brawny blocker is inaccurate though. He offers plenty in attack, and has displayed that against Kiwi sides.Two pieces of play from England’s win over the Crusaders on this summer’s trip illustrate as much. This short-range try on the half-hour started things off:A neat step off the left foot and impressive power sees off two tacklers. Later, right at the death in fact, Barritt was on hand for a creative flourish to finish:Isolating the point of his grubber, Barritt’s awareness is laid bare. On turnover ball, the backline is quite flat, so going to boot is a better option that risking a forward pass to eventual scorer Chris Pennell:This angle is a good one to gauge both the difficulty of this skill and how Barritt has spotted space in behind the Crusaders. Undoubtedly, this is attacking ingenuity at work. The same invention will be well placed in the same backline as Mike Brown, Semesa Rokoduguni and Jonny May, not to mention Eastmond.Finally, to a clip Barritt would do well to relive a couple of times before Saturday:Capitalising on a mightily rare brain fade from Saturday’s opposite number Conrad Smith, Barritt offers a range of qualities. His running line is incisive, the pass to Tuilagi is well timed. Then he realigns quickly enough to snare a return offload and dot down. How much would Lancaster love a repeat? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In terms of positives, there was very little to take from the British and Irish Lions’ midweek defeat to the Brumbies back in June 2013. On a rain-swept night in Canberra, the tourists fielded a scratch side scattered with jet-lagged late arrivals plus recent international retiree Shane Williams.As a consequence, they gave a confused performance devoid of cohesion. Even a late charge of the cavalry – a replacements bench filled with Test players was emptied on the hour mark – could not ward off a dreary 14-12 reverse.However, one brief moment in the first half flawlessly portrayed the essence of England centre Brad Barritt, both as a player and a bloke. The Lions were awarded a penalty around 35 metres out, fairly adjacent to the posts. Stuart Hogg stepped up to add a straightforward three points, but saw his attempt bounce down off an upright.As a Brumbies player collected the loose ball inside his own 22, he was hit by a red bullet – Barritt, who had pursued the kick on the unlikely off-chance of a rebound. Such selfless graft, under the radar yet invaluable, is an indelible hallmark of his career. Given Barritt landed in Australia from a holiday in North America and only a solitary one training session before the game, the effort felt more fitting.New duo: Eastmond and Barritt line up in midfield for England on SaturdayWith Luther Burrell and Manu Tuilagi both injured, it feels as though the Saracen is performing another fill-in role this weekend. That said, Stuart Lancaster would not have been at all anxious about picking him in the centre alongside Kyle Eastmond as England look to end a run of four consecutive defeats against New Zealand. In fact, once the squad’s fitness bill had been established, Barritt’s will have been one of the first names on the team sheet. In ink.For a start, the 28 year-old personifies the Lancaster regime. His Test debut came in the former school teacher’s maiden game in charge, a gritty 13-6 victory at Murrayfield. That afternoon, Barritt looked after a young midfield partner in Owen Farrell and became a mainstay of the subsequent Six Nations campaign, which prioritised togetherness and team culture above everything.He scored a try in the sensational 38-21 defeat of the All Blacks back in December 2012 – more of that later – and simply is not capable of letting people down. In 18 internationals, he possesses a win ratio just a whisker under 64 per cent. As a purely mischievous, irrelevant comparison, Brian O’Driscoll bowed out on 59 per cent.Barritt also heads into November in fine form. Defensive solidity is his bread and butter. On club duty, he has made 58 tackles and missed one since the start of September. This clip from Saracens’ 39-0 thrashing of Harlequins shows a typically robust challenge on flanker Luke Wallace:Obviously tenacity and physicality are on display here, qualities that will be pivotal on Saturday with the likes of Sonny Bill Williams around. Taking a closer look, the technique is spot on as well. Watch Barritt’s body position as Wallace receives Nick Evans’ pass:On his toes with weight evenly distributed, Barritt is coiled. As we magnify the point of contact, this sound method is emphasised:Barritt hits with his shoulder, wraps the arms and drives through with his lower limbs. It is an impeccable tackle founded on strong posture. The second string to Barritt’s defensive bow is organisation. A prime example surfaced later in the same game:Excellent lineout ball provides a perfect platform for Harlequins here, and Jordan Turner-Hall is launched forward by Danny Care. Even so, the burly centre is met behind the gain-line. England will go on the attack against the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday, but their sensible centre will be crucial to structure and success. We analyse why Brad Barritt is so important this weekend.last_img read more

June 20

Anglicans urge prayers for Ethiopian tribal conflict

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in Ethiopia are asking for prayers following an increase in tribal tensions between the Nuer and Anyuak ethnic groups. Local Anglicans have acted as human shields by escorting students from one tribe through the territory of the other, with the support of the security services.A statement from the Diocese of Egypt with the North of Africa and the Horn of Africa says that lives have been lost in recent days and that the situation continues to be tense; but they say the government remains in control.“Tribal tension has flared up . . . after a pregnant woman from one tribe, who was beaten by thugs from another tribe, died last night,” the diocese said on its website. “A bomb exploded after security personal discovered it being carried by a student at a local college. As far as we know, no one was injured in that attack, but subsequent clashes have definitely resulted in loss of life.”The diocese stresses that it is “not sure about all the facts” and that they “have heard many stories from both sides of the conflict. This much we do know – there are many who are mourning today.”The Sudan Tribune newspaper reports that dozens of people have been killed on both sides and many more wounded in the dispute between the Nuer and Anyuak ethnic groups. The newspaper reports that the two groups have been living peacefully for many years, and that the cause of the current tensions remains unclear.In their request for prayer, the diocese says: “We had to escort our students from one tribe through the other tribe’s territory together with members of the local security forces traveling behind our vehicle. They are all safe. Pray that this action will not be misinterpreted as taking sides.”The diocese is asking people to “pray against any desire for retaliation from both sides” and say that, at present, “all is quiet and everything appears to be under control.” TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglicans urge prayers for Ethiopian tribal conflict Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Anglican Communion Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By ACNS staffPosted Feb 3, 2016 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Africa, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tags Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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June 17

Love House / Takeshi Hosaka

first_img 2005 “COPY” 2005 Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 31 Share Love House / Takeshi Hosaka Houses Projects Japan Year:  ArchDaily Area:  33 m² Area:  33 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Architects: Takeshi Hosaka Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Yokohama, Japan Love House / Takeshi HosakaSave this projectSaveLove House / Takeshi Hosaka “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560387/love-house-takeshi-hosaka Clipboard photographs:  Masao Nishikawa, Koji Fujii / Nacasa&PartnersPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa , Koji Fujii / Nacasa&PartnersStructural Engineers:Nobuo SakaneInterior Design:Takeshi Hosaka, Megumi HosakaCity:YokohamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Genesis of the Old Testament begins from the sentence “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaAnd the Creation of seven days is written.(The first day) God made light and darkness. And God called the light. Day, and the darkness he called Night.(The second day) God made sky and made the ground and the sea.(The third day) God produced a plant, a fruit tree, the trees and plants.Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa(The fourth day) God made the sun, the moon, a star.(The fifth day) God made all creatures which were in the sea and made all birds with a wing.(The sixth day) God created all animals which lived in the ground. And God created a person and created it to a man and woman last  And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them…Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaLove House is a house for a couple. On a very small site of 33 square meters of frontage 3.3m / 10m deep, I planned a building of frontage 2.7m / about 9m deep. I draw the biggest curve on there with width and depth of a building, I distributed a place of a roof and a place of a sky with the curve、And I planned the stairs which went up from the first floor to the second floor with this curve. The main space of the building which these created, it is it with the space that it “is not indside, and is not the outside”.Save this picture!SectionSunlight shows the change from early morning to the evening very clearly to this space. This space without a lighting equipment turns into space where the light of some candles and the darkness of night live together. On a rainy day, a rainy curtain appears along a curve of a roof. When it rains, it is not always the same sound.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaQuiet rain, intense rain, rain with wind … rain create various sounds. Light of the sun and moonlight play in the Love House, and rain and wind visit Love House, and birds and insects visit a tree and a fruit tree of Love House.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe situations differ every day. We can know that all nature given on the earth is prepared in very small Love House. A couple chose coexistence with all things to visit Love House and they decided not to put television to enjoy this rich space.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaLove House does not separate inside and the outside. I discovered the new space that it “is not inside, and is not outdside”. And Love House was made.Save this picture!First Floor PlanOur sense and instinct may continue still having the thing which the human felt at the time of the Creation. I have a feeling that Love House can remind us of them.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessAIA Report Finds Increasing Acceptance of Carbon Reduction TargetsArchitecture NewsRIBA Launches Centenery Square Regeneration Competition for BirminghamArchitecture News Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/560387/love-house-takeshi-hosaka Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTakeshi Hosaka ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYokohamaHousesJapanPublished on October 26, 2014Cite: “Love House / Takeshi Hosaka” 26 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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June 17

Sun City Kobe Tower / Richard Beard Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Steve Hall Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Residential Architecture Japan Landscape Architecture: Sun City Kobe Tower / Richard Beard ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSun City Kobe Tower / Richard Beard Architects Projects Lighting Consultant: Area:  500000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Steve Hall+ 42Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs Manufacturers: YKK AP, DANTO, Eriko Horiki, Meji Dairiseki Year:  2018 CopyAbout this officeRichard Beard ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureBuildingsKobeJapanPublished on October 06, 2018Cite: “Sun City Kobe Tower / Richard Beard Architects” 05 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日光城神户大楼 / Richard Beard Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903064/sun-city-kobe-tower-richard-beard-architects Clipboard General Contractor: SWA Group Interior Designer: Auerbach Glasow BAMO “COPY” MEP: Architects: Richard Beard Architects Area Area of this architecture project MDA Kenchiku Setsubi Sekkei Kenkyushu Kajima Corporation “COPY” Art Consultant:Art Advisory ServicesWoodwork:Tori Kenko Co.Drapery Workshop:IoniaArchitect Of Record:ASAI Architectural OfficeCity:KobeCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Steve HallRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. With breathtaking views of Mt. Rokko to the north and a vast waterscape to the south, Kobe sits as a strip of land with phenomenal views both inland and to the sea. Located one block from the Kobe Sea on a tree-lined boulevard that includes the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art and several national museums, the 500,000-square-foot Sun City Kobe Tower complex provides the ultimate in senior living through attention to detail and amenities, resulting in a vibrant community in which residents can thrive. The design seeks to create a living environment that represents a seamless merger of architecture, landscape, and interiors, and that celebrates this unique city and environment.Save this picture!© Steve HallSave this picture!© Steve HallAlong the street, a series of low-scale pavilions establish a pedestrian-friendly experience. The pavilions feature gently curving roofs clad in metal that create a modern sculptural feel and hint at more traditional Japanese building forms and the sea beyond. Unlike many urban developments, the 35-story, 483-unit apartment tower (plus 98 nursing units) is pulled to the northwest corner of the three-acre site, instead of the center of the property. The asymmetrical tower location allowed the team to develop a large, sun-filled central courtyard and a rich variety of perimeter gardens that create a buffer from the adjoining streets.Save this picture!© Steve HallAround this courtyard, arranged as a loose quadrangle and connected by a partially glass-enclosed promenade, are public amenities: tea lounge, library, auditorium, communal baths, and dedicated rooms for mah-jongg and karaoke. Save this picture!© Steve HallSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Steve HallA Japanese screen-like porte cochere is near a large, serene, water feature at the entry. A garden level promenade circulates around the central courtyard offering continuous garden views, access to amenities, and encouraging resident interaction. The architectural strategy for the tower was to create a ‘lantern’ expression at the top of the tower that contains all the largest residential units and the project’s main restaurant and bar. The composition of the tower facade conveys a very modern design, with an inter-locking of volumes and minimalist glass guardrails. The gently shifting colors combined with careful massing create a slender and asymmetric façade. Most of the tower residences have ocean and city views and the form of the tower produces many corner windows. Save this picture!© Steve HallThe landscape concept for the project was to incorporate the elements of city and mountain into a singular vision, not individual gardens separated by building forms. Mt. Rokko has diverse seasonal trees, is a popular place for bird watching, and is also famous as a great quarry and water source. The City of Kobe’s art festivals are very popular among the locals and visitors. Responding to that rich art scene, art was incorporated as a core element to the design. Within the project site, a series of interconnected garden courtyards seem to stretch through the building itself, linking the interior and exterior, framing the experience through nature.Save this picture!© Steve HallThe interior was developed in tandem with the building and landscape design to create a seamless environment. The interior design concept was to create a “peaceful harbor” for those within its walls and gardens – a place of tranquility and comfort, beauty and serenity.  This concept drives the selection of interior materials, colors, and atmosphere. At the ground level, light wood, white stone, fresh colors and garden views create a casual, relaxed mood in keeping with the waterfront location.  Reception, library, activity, tea lounge and Sun City Hall all look into a luscious garden oasis. On the 6th floor, there is a roof-top pool, and ofuros for men and women. Here one is close to the city views yet high enough to enjoy the privacy and serenity of a luxurious spa environment. At the top of the tower are the 34th floor and 35th floor dining and lounge spaces, where dark wood, luxurious stone, rich colors and expansive windows create a dramatic frame for the views of city, sea and mountains. The graceful and elegant spaces combined with the varied landscapes below offer residents an amazing level of comfort and opportunity.Save this picture!© Steve HallProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Fantoni Plaxil 8 Manufacturing Building / Studio Valle Architetti AssociatiSelected ProjectsAD Classics: Pennsylvania Station / McKim, Mead & WhiteArchitecture ClassicsProject locationAddress:Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Project Manager: CopyResidential Architecture, Buildings•Kobe, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903064/sun-city-kobe-tower-richard-beard-architects Clipboard Sun City Kobe Tower / Richard Beard Architectslast_img read more

June 16

Cancer Research UK website shows how public donations are spent

first_img Advertisement If an existing donor wishes to increase their direct debit donation, they find that they have the option of choosing the amount, or they can select one of the three personalised suggested donation amounts. Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nick Georgiadis, Head of Direct Giving Development at Cancer Research UK, said: “Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that charities show their supporters exactly how their donations are being used. Our new website allows us to do this, by showing how our lifesaving work is making a real difference to people in the UK”. For example, registered supporters wishing to use the site to increase their donation will find that their name, address and other details have been automatically transferred onto the donation form after they have completed an initial security check. The site encourages people to donate, share the site using various social media options, and it allows people to leave a message, sharing their reasons for supporting Cancer Research UK. Visitors can click on a person and view a video of them either explaining why they support the charity, talking about the work the donations fund, or explaining how they survived cancer. The site was created by RAPP and is being promoted to existing donors through mail and e-mail. Digital agency Baigent were responsible for some of the behind-the-scenes forms and data management that make the site function so efficiently.  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cancer Research UK website shows how public donations are spent About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. RAPP Executive Creative Director, Rik Haslam, added: “This is a first for a UK charity and a testament to how technology can be used to engage. It’s a truly interactive web platform that really brings Cancer Research UK’s work to life and in doing so will hopefully inspire more people to support the charity’s lifesaving work.” Howard Lake | 15 September 2009 | News Cancer Research UK has created a website which graphically demonstrates the work funded by public donations and how it helps save lives.The site at seewhereyourmoneygoes.org.uk features an interactive map filled with inspirational video messages from people all over the UK who work for, or support, Cancer Research UK, including scientists, donors, and cancer survivors. www.seewhereyourmoneygoes.org.uklast_img read more

June 14

Corn Production Lowered, National Yield Kept at 156.5

first_img Corn Production Lowered, National Yield Kept at 156.5 Global 2013/14 coarse grain trade is mostly unchanged this month with exports down slightly on the reduction for U.S. corn. Global corn consumption is down 2.6 million tons with half of the reduction in the United States. Corn consumption is also lowered for Indonesia. Global corn ending stocks for 2013/14 are projected at 151.0 million tons, down 0.9 million, with reductions for Brazil and China. World corn stocks are expected to be the highest since 2001/02. COARSE GRAINS: Projected 2013/14 U.S. feed grain supplies are lowered this month with reduced beginning stocks for corn and sorghum and lower forecast harvested areas for corn and sorghum from the Acreage report. Corn beginning stocks for 2013/14 are projected 40 million bushels lower.Corn production for 2013/14 is lowered 55 million bushels with the lower harvested area and the projected yield unchanged at 156.5 bushels per acre. Projected production remains just below 14 billion bushels and would be 858 million above the record in 2009/10. Corn supplies for 2013/14 are lowered 90 million bushels as a 5-million-bushel increase in imports only partly offsets the lower beginning stocks and production.This month’s changes to corn use for 2012/13 and 2013/14 largely reflect the lateness of the 2013 crop and expectations for extremely tight supplies later this summer and into early fall. Feed and residual disappearance for 2012/13 is raised 50 million bushels as early harvest of new-crop corn is expected to be sharply reduced from last year.A 10-million-bushel increase in projected imports for 2012/13 also reflects the tight supply situation expected for old-crop corn during the summer quarter. Imports for 2013/14 are raised because the tight supply situation is expected to continue into September. Feed and residual use for 2013/14 is lowered 50 million bushels with tighter beginning stocks and lower production, and also on the lack of early new-crop usage which tends to boost indicated disappearance during the September-December quarter of the new marketing year.Projected exports for 2013/14 are lowered 50 million bushels as tight supplies of corn in early September are expected to limit early season shipments. With lower projected use in 2013/14, ending stocks are raised 10 million bushels and remain just under 2 billion bushels. The projected 2013/14 season-average farm price for corn is unchanged at $4.40 to $5.20 per bushel. The 2013/14 other feed grain farm price projections are also unchanged.Global coarse grain supplies for 2013/14 are projected 3.6 million tons lower with 2.9 million tons of the decline resulting from the tighter supply situation for corn and sorghum in the United States. Foreign coarse grain supply and use changes this month are relatively small in the aggregate. Corn beginning stocks for 2013/14 are lowered for Brazil with higher 2012/13 exports and for Indonesia with lower 2012/13 production.China corn production for 2013/14 is lowered 1.0 million tons on lower indicated area. European Union corn production is increased 1.8 million tons when adjusted for this month’s inclusion of Croatia, however, last month’s 27-member union is lowered 0.4 million tons. Barley production is raised 0.5 million tons for Canada and 0.2 million tons for Kazakhstan, both on higher reported area. European Union barley production is raised 0.5 million tons with the addition of Croatia accounting for less than half the increase. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Production Lowered, National Yield Kept at 156.5center_img SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jul 11, 2013 Previous articleUS Wheat Production Up 2%Next articleAnalysts Dig Into USDA Reports Gary Truittlast_img read more

June 14

Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Changes are in the Wind

first_imgThis material has been prepared by a sales or trading employee or agent of Bower Trading Inc and is, or is in the nature of, a solicitation. This material is not a research report prepared by Bower Trading Inc. By accepting this communication, you agree that you are an experienced user of the futures markets, capable of making independent trading decisions, and agree that you are not, and will not, rely solely on this communication in making trading decisions.DISTRIBUTION IN SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY BE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.  PERSONS IN POSSESSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY SHOULD INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND OBSERVE ANY SUCH PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTIONS.  TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS COMMUNICATION INDIRECTLY AND SOLICITATIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN YOUR JURISDICTION WITHOUT REGISTRATION, THE MARKET COMMENTARY IN THIS COMMUNICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION.The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that Bower Trading Inc believes are reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgment at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades.For more market strategy information, contact Bower Trading at 800-5363-8045 or bowertrading.com. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 5, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Changes are in the Wind SHAREcenter_img Facebook Twitter Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Changes are in the WindPlanters were rolling over the state on a mostly dry weekend, and the forecast for this week also looks dry. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, says the market is no longer focusing on planting delays but on productivity issues, “I think the market has digested enough of this wet weather and cold weather, planting delays and re-planting. That has been addressed so many times by the market, I think it is built into our current prices.” Bower says a change in the weather forecast is now what the market is focusing on, “The  meteorologists we deal with feel we are making the change to a more normal summer weather pattern.”  He added that this means a warmer and drier pattern for the Corn Belt.As a result, Bower sees  a market that will trade based on the latest forecast, “Overall, I think we are in a sideways trade until we determine what the overall weather pattern is going to be.”  He pointed out that these day to day forecasts can be quite variable and need to be watched carefully.Bower says export demand will continue to be a market factor along with the weather, “We saw this in the soybean market on Friday.  Exporters see any price break as a buying opportunity.” He said the market has tended to downplay demand, but it has been good, especially for soybeans. Bower Trading Market Strategy Report: Changes are in the Wind Previous articleSlugfest in Southern Indiana FieldsNext articleClosing Comments Gary Truittlast_img read more

June 4

LIT and The Design Craft Council of Ireland Launch Open Call…

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleLimerick Post Show | The Hunt MuseumNext articleUHL staff in 200km charity cycle to Dublin this week Meghann Scully Linkedin LifestyleArtsLimerickNewsLIT and The Design Craft Council of Ireland Launch Open Call for Craft Business ProgrammeBy Meghann Scully – September 4, 2020 131 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSDesign & Crafts Council IrelandKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLIT Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Crafting Europe- @craftingeurope on Facebook and Instagram A professional training programme, Crafting Business, will provide expertise and knowledge to support the business development of newcomers to the industry. The programme will focus on building business skills, generating revenue, and supporting marketing and promotion in micro-enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It will encourage access to national and international markets, and establish a platform for information sharing, networking and peer-to-peer learning. Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation & Enterprise at LIT said, “An important focus for this programme is to improve the business skills of new and practising professionals in the crafts sector. This includes encouraging business innovation, which is vital to competitiveness in the global economy. By using the Crafting Business programme to learn about the fundamentals of business, new craft professionals can gain skills that will strengthen their business performance.”  These fundamentals include:  Business Planning,  Marketing Strategies;  Market research;  Product Development;  Merchandising;  Access to Markets and Funding Supports; Access to international trade events and galleries; IP protection and e-commerce. The programme will include expert training and tutorials and opportunities to collaborate with other makers and designers. The project seeks to engage future generations of skilled craft professionals and to open up potential new markets and opportunities for the sector.Rosemary Steen, CEO at DCCI, said, ‘Design & Crafts Council Ireland is delighted to lead this Creative Europe project and work with LIT on the Crafting Business programme. Crafting Europe is especially important at this time. It offers opportunities to a new generation of craftspeople across Europe to connect, network and learn critical skills.’The Call for Applications is now open. The deadline for applications is4pm on  September 21,  2020. This is a competitive programme with limited places to support engagement and collaboration. This programme will be run online, however if there is an opportunity to meet safely then the team will consider welcoming the group for a face to face workshop or event. Visit:https://www.craftingeurope.com/crafting-business/581/ for more detailsFollow:Design & Crafts Council Ireland – @DCCIreland on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and on LinkedInLIT on @LimerickIT on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn  WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LIT, together with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland announced the opening of the first call for the new Crafting Business Programme which is part of a wider, three year, €1.8m Crafting Europe Project, being run in eight countries including Ireland. The new Crafting Business Programme is open to new or early stage Crafting Business Entrepreneurs, and is made up of eight online workshops taking place between October and December 2020.last_img read more

June 2

DAILY OIL PRICE: April 27, 2021

first_img DAILY OIL PRICE: April 27, 2021 By Odessa American – April 27, 2021 Local NewsIn the Pipeline Twitter TAGSOil Prices Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Facebook Pinterest Crude Oil: 62.94  (+1.03).Nymex MTD AVG:  61.3652.Natural Gas: 2.873   (+0.083).Gasoline: 2.0204   (+0.0418).Spreads: June/July   (+.14)   July/August   (+.32).Plains WTI Posting: 59.42   (+1.03) WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleHarmony awarding bonusesNext articleGIRLS HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASTICS: Fanucci, Waddell ready to represent ECISD at state meet Odessa Americanlast_img read more

May 26

Constitutional Validity Of The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020

first_imgColumnsConstitutional Validity Of The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition Of Unlawful Conversion Of Religion Ordinance 2020 Kunika16 Dec 2020 2:29 AMShare This – xThe Governor of Uttar Pradesh has promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 with the aim of prohibiting ‘unlawful conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage’. The haste with which the legislation has been passed and…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 Governor of Uttar Pradesh has promulgated the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 with the aim of prohibiting ‘unlawful conversion from one religion to another by misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement or by any fraudulent means or by marriage’. The haste with which the legislation has been passed and enforced directs to the approach of the government towards minorities, which is stated by the Chief Minister in many statements. The Ordinance is against the provisions of the Constitution primarily on two aspects- the procedure which was adopted to enact the legislation and secondly, the manner in which it infringes the Right to Privacy mandated under Article 21 of the Constitution. Procedural irregularities The legislation has been enacted as an Ordinance by the Governor of the State under the provisions of Article 213 of the Constitution which extends the legislative powers to the Executive. The power of Governor under Article 213 is defined as such- If at any time, except when the Legislative Assembly of a State is in session, or where there is a Legislative Council in a State, except when both Houses of the Legislature are in session, the Governor is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action, he may promulgate such Ordinances as the circumstances appear to him to require. A bare reading of the Article provides that the Governor can exercise the power only when “circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action”. Thus, as a sine qua non the Governor has to be satisfied of the exigent situation, which is the sole ground for the exercise of this legislative function. In the absence of such an urgency, the exercise of legislative power by the Governor is unconstitutional. Such hasty passing of Ordinances without any reason requiring immediate action has been held to be illegal as it seems to be undertaken ‘primarily to by-pass debate and discussion in the legislature’ (RC Cooper v. Union of India), which is anti-democratic. The compelling reason which was purported to be cited in the instant case was the rise in the cases of ‘love jihad’ or forced conversion for marriage. Moreover, the Chief Minister had cited the two decisions of single judges of High Court of Allahabad (Priyanshi @ Km. Shamren v. State of U.P. and Noor Jahan Begum @ Anjali Mishra vs. State of U.P.) which had held marriages after religious conversion to be void. No statistics, facts or figures have been cited by the government as an evidence of the compelling circumstances. On the other hand, there is abundance of data against the proposition. The Special Investigation team appointed by the UP Police to gather data and information regarding the cases of ‘love jihad’ found no concrete proof as most of the cases of Hindu-Muslim marriages turned out to be consensual. The women in all such cases had married persons of different religion out of their own free will. Further, the Division Bench of the High Court of Allahabad decried the two aforementioned cases and held them to be “not good laws” under the Constitution (SalamatAnsari v State of UP). In the light of these factors, no circumstances existed before the government which required the immediate action of promulgating an Ordinance by-passing the regular prescribed procedure of law making through the Parliament. This subject definitely calls for a thorough debate and analysis by expert committees before being passed as the law of the land. The process of enacting this legislation containing such stringent penal provisions is an anathema and is purely an act making mockery of the Constitution. Complete negation of Privacy Rights Apart from the procedural irregularities, the legislation completely undermines the Constitutional principles and rights ensured thereunder. Private life of an individual and the freedom to take decisions for the private life have been held to be inviolable fundamental right of every individual. Through numerous decisions, the Courts have recognised and upheld the sanctity of personal space which includes the decisions with respect to marriage and family life. Right to choose a partner irrespective of caste, creed or religion, is inhered under right to life and personal liberty, an integral part of the Fundamental Right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India (Salamat Ansari v State of UP).Image Source: TwitterIn the case of Lata Singh v State of U.P, the Supreme Court has very clearly laid down the law regarding inter-faith and inter-religious marriages, and has held thus- “This is a free and democratic country, and once a person becomes a major he or she can marry whosoever he/she likes. If the parents of the boy or girl do not approve of such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage the maximum they can do is that they can cut-off social relations with the son or the daughter, but they cannot give threats or commit or instigate acts of violence and cannot harass the person who undergoes such inter-caste or inter-religious marriage.” While declaring the decisions on ‘love jihad’ by the single benches of High Court of Allahabad to be not good law, the Division Bench had held that “We do not see Priyanka Kharwar and Salamat as Hindu and Muslim, rather as two grown up individuals who out of their own free will and choice are living together peacefully and happily over a year. The Courts and the Constitutional Courts in particular are enjoined to uphold the life and liberty of an individual guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty. Interference in a personal relationship, would constitute a serious encroachment into the right to freedom of choice of the two individuals”.In the case of K.S. Puttaswamyv Union of India (famously known as the Right to Privacy judgment) Hon’ble Supreme Court held that- “The destruction by the state of a sanctified personal space whether of the body or of the mind is violative of the guarantee against arbitrary state action. Privacy of the body entitles an individual to the integrity of the physical aspects of personhood. The intersection between one’s mental integrity and privacy entitles the individual to freedom of thought, the freedom to believe in what is right, and the freedom of self-determination. When these guarantees intersect with gender, they create a private space which protects all those elements which are crucial to gender identity. The family, marriage, procreation and sexual orientation are all integral to the dignity of the individual. Above all, the privacy of the individual recognises an inviolable right to determine how freedom shall be exercised.”Unlawful infringement with this right has been held to be unconstitutional under the Right to Privacy judgment. The judgment has asserted that no law could interfere with the privacy rights of the people and enter into their private lives without any reasonable and justifiable reasons and no law would be held to be a good law if it attempts to do so without providing a procedure which is proportionate and which ensures a rational nexus between the objects and the means adopted to achieve them. In order to determine this, the judgment developed a test and called it the ‘Triple Test’ comprising three elements of legality, need and proportionality to determine the correctness of the legislation on the touchstone of privacy rights. It has been held by the Court that – The action must be sanctioned by law; (ii) The proposed action must be necessary in a democratic society for a legitimate aim; (iii) The extent of such interference must be proportionate to the need for such interference; (iv) There must be procedural guarantees against abuse of such interference. The present legislation fails miserably on all the three elements as it is neither legal, nor the government has been able to justify any legitimate state aim and the provisions of the Ordinance are not proportionate to the object and needs sought to be fulfilled by the law. It unjustly interferes with the personal rights of the individual and makes the acts declared by the Courts to be private (right to marry of one’s own choice and right to conversion of religion) criminal by including provisions of imprisonment. The ‘victims’ under the Ordinance are rendered remedy less with no procedural safeguards against any form of abuse. Hence, the Ordinance negates the privacy rights prescribed under Article 21 of the Constitution. Thus, the Ordinance is in absolute contradiction to privacy rights; is illegal, unjustified and against the principles of constitutionalism and it ought to be declared unconstitutional. Views are personal.(Author is a practicing Lawyer at the Supreme Court of India)Next Storylast_img read more