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HEDGE FUND MANAGERS GET A VERY RAW DEAL

By on September 4, 2021

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com Share whatsapp HEDGE fund managers rightly feel they are being persecuted by creeping EU legislation, which is suffocating their industry. But Hugh Hendry, a Scottish fund manager at Eclectica Asset Management, may be suffering from a touch of hyperbole. In the latest issue of Bloomberg Markets he likens the plight of the humble hedgie manager to the persecution of gypsies under Nicolas Sarkozy in France.Hendry, who is often referred to as the most high-profile Scot in the hedge fund business, came into the public eye when he railed against government bailouts.His appearance on Newsnight was notable for his rant against the “socialists I meet when I travel first class”, who blame the hedge fund industry for the woes of countries like Greece needing to be bailed out.DOUBLE DIPCoinciding with the gloomy news that the economy has retracted 0.5 per cent in the fourth quarter, The Capitalist received an unwanted gift in the post yesterday.Commercial foreign exchange firm Moneycorp decided to celebrate the UK’s anniversary of exiting recession by reminding us how bad it all was… with a packet of Double Dip sherbet.The chemical treat was accompanied by an equally depressing note reading: “Celebrations are marred by concerns around impending spending cuts, inflation data and the possibility of a double dip recession. “The MPC pinned hope on a weak pound leading to an export recovery but 2011 looks a daunting prospect with a number of unanswered questions…”The biggest worry though, is the subliminal message the sherbet treat sent. There was one extra bag free; does that make it a triple dip? At least if the economy does collapse all over again, The Capitalist can get a nice big sugar high.STOP WINE-INGIf financial armageddon is nigh, it isn’t showing in Hong Kong.A wine auction over the weekend by Sothebys and Acker, Merrall & Condit raised a staggering $25m, with 100 per cent of the lots being snapped up. Prices ranged from market prices to 30 per cent premiums (although this is relatively conservative compared to the extraordinary Lafite sale of last year).Either the rumours of the economy’s death have been greatly exaggerated, or these guys know something we don’t and they are stocking up on all the good booze to drown their sorrows.ON THE PISTEPub chain JD Wetherspoon prides itself on its modest prices and for catering for all sorts. But staff at its flagship Marble Arch watering hole got more than they bargained for yesterday when in loped a towering, shaggy-haired customer with his right arm in a sling and addressing staff as if he owned the place.The customer eventually proved to be none other than Wetherspoon’s millionaire chairman Tim Martin making an impromptu visit.And as for his cast-enclosed arm? Martin was heard muttering something about an accident but no explanation was otherwise forthcoming.But suspicions are high that he might have been on the piste. KCS-content Tuesday 25 January 2011 7:28 pm whatsapp HEDGE FUND MANAGERS GET A VERY RAW DEAL Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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ANJ partners family association to protect minors from gambling harm

By on August 24, 2021

first_img French gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has entered into a partnership with the l’Union nationale des associations familiales (UNAF) in an effort to help protect children and young people in the country from gambling-related harm. Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling Regions: Western Europe France ANJ and UNAF will also seek to develop and implement training for staff across the UNAF network so that they can advise and help people impacted by underage gambling. Email Address “Strengthening collaboration and links with associative actors with targeted expertise in these areas and working towards audiences likely to encounter problems with their gambling or with minors is an essential lever for action.” These will include carrying out joint research on the types of minors taking part in underage gambling and their behaviours, as well as developing new materials to promote vigilance of underage gambling among families.  ANJ partners family association to protect minors from gambling harm 16th December 2020 | By Robert Fletchercenter_img Under the arrangement, the two parties will work together on a number of targeted initiatives designed to clamp down on underage gambling. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “The partnership agreement between ANJ and Unaf is part of the regulator’s mission to prevent excessive gambling and protect minors,” ANJ siaid. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Last month, the ANJ last month reported a 25.4% quarter-on-quarter increase in online gambling revenue in Q3 to €405m (£365.5m/$494.0m). This was accompanied by a 29.3% increase in active player accounts, to 2.7m. Tags: ANJ Responsible gamblinglast_img read more

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Market crash: why I won’t sell my FTSE stocks in August

By on July 5, 2021

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Broader markets, including the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indexes, have rallied strongly after the crash back in March. Since early spring, they are both up around 22% and 33% respectively.Yet many analysts agree that the global economy is still in poor shape. News of a potential second wave of Covid-19 regularly hits the headlines. A large number of people worldwide are looking for jobs, and firms are operating at reduced capacity. Thus the markets markets may not be able to ignore further headwinds in the coming weeks. 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…Another FTSE correction There will almost certainly be another market decline in 2020. But it would be almost impossible to know the exact date when FTSE shares may take a beating again.The rapid recovery of stock markets worldwide and FTSE shares, even without the development of a vaccine, has been confusing for many investors. But if there is a delay in the discovery, development, and mass production of a vaccine, it is likely that stocks will retreat in the autumn.Another serious concern for most economies is the expensive Covid-19 stimulus packages that will bloat budget deficits and cause inflation. Furthermore, high unemployment rates need to be taken into account in the months ahead. According to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) “unemployment [in the UK] has already risen to at least 2.5m, or from 3.9% to around 7.5% of the workforce.“Let’s not forget the ongoing dispute between the world’s two largest economies, the US and China either. Finally, there’s also the upcoming US election in early November, which should bring further choppiness to the markets. Likely opportunities in any marketIn investing, risk and return go together. Whenever markets decline considerably in a matter of weeks, many investors wonder if they should sell and turn their paper losses into real losses. Each portfolio is unique and different investors have different risk/return profiles. However, history tells us that markets tend to recover from losses, only to make new highs. Yet timing the market is extremely difficult, especially for the average investor. Therefore, even if there is another decline soon, I believe FTSE investors should stay calm and focus on their long-term financial goals.With a bit of due diligence, investors can also find robust FTSE shares that may be appropriate for many portfolios.Here are several companies I would consider buying, especially if there is any further weakness in their share prices soon. In the FTSE 100, they include AstraZeneca, British American Tobacco, Diageo, Flutter Entertainments, Ocado, and Smith & Nephew.In the FTSE 250, I like Bellway, Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Greencoat UK Wind, Softcat and Tate & Lyle as potential long-term investments.Foolish takeaway on FTSE sharesMany FTSE shares have largely been unattached to economics lately. However, shareholders could once again have their faith tested in the coming weeks if FTSE stocks retreat. In the short run, I’m expecting continued volatility in stock markets.Making the right decisions in investing is not necessarily about constantly picking winning shares and funds. Rather it is about having a long-term strategy. So if you are unsure where to begin, a low-cost FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 tracker fund might also be appropriate. Personally, I’m determined not to get caught up in any short-term selling in August, nor for the rest of the year. Image source: Getty Images. 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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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. 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. 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Mosh House /Foomann Architects

By on June 17, 2021

first_img Area:  740 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects CopyHouses, Extension•Elwood, Australia Year:  Mosh House /Foomann ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMosh House /Foomann Architects ArchDaily Photographs:  Derek Swalwell Architects: Foomann Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Mosh House /Foomann Architects Australia Provan Built “COPY” Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe spirit that we wanted to instil was the fun and glamour of the Case Study Architects, particularly Pierre Koenig and Craig Ellwood, with influence from Mies van der Rohe and Tezuka Architects.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellWe worked with minimal, clearly defined key elements knowing that the clients would appreciate the clarity and lack of clutter.Save this picture!DiagramWe mitigated the distinction between inside and out through the use of materials, continuous forms, glass doors sliding behind walls and discreet junctions. With the doors open, the defined room becomes an open shelter.Project gallerySee allShow lessShould You Become a Global Architect?ArticlesFour Practices Re-Envision Parking in Long Island DowntownsCompetition Results Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473926/mosh-house-foong-sormann Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFoomann ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionHousesElwoodAustraliaPublished on February 06, 2014Cite: “Mosh House /Foomann Architects” 06 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Engineer:D. M. Landy and AssociatesCity:ElwoodCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The extension to the Mosh House is an assembly of simple forms designed to embrace the outdoors. 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/473926/mosh-house-foong-sormann Clipboard Builder: Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 20 Sharelast_img read more

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South Slope Townhouse / Etelamaki Architecture

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first_imgSouth Slope Townhouse / Etelamaki ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSouth Slope Townhouse / Etelamaki Architecture Structural Engineer: Houses South Slope Townhouse / Etelamaki Architecture Year:  United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769888/south-slope-townhouse-etelamaki-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769888/south-slope-townhouse-etelamaki-architecture Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Dariden Construction Management LLC Projects Contractor: Blue Sky Designs Consulting Engineer Architects: Etelamaki Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2014 Save this picture!© Mikiko Kikuyama+ 18 Share CopyHouses•New York, United States “COPY” photographs:  Mikiko KikuyamaPhotographs:  Mikiko Kikuyama CopyAbout this officeEtelamaki ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew YorkUnited StatesPublished on July 09, 2015Cite: “South Slope Townhouse / Etelamaki Architecture” 09 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  2014 Architect In Charge:Jeff EtelamakiDesign Team:Jeff Etelamaki, Mayumi Tomita, Shenier TorresCity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Situated at the edge of ever-expanding gentrified Brooklyn in South Park Slope, this renovation maximizes the potential of a non-descript building shell, and limited budget, to create a modern, light filled home that acknowledges the building’s past, while envisioning the neighborhood’s future. The top two floors of a three story building were converted to an owner’s duplex, with a rental on the ground floor, and an existing fire escape was removed from the façade.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe home is located on an eclectic block consisting of  early 1900s multi-family buildings of similar or smaller size, mixed with several recently constructed larger condominium buildings. The lack in uniformity on the block presented an opportunity for a bold façade design. Traces of the original facade are retained in the rhythm of the window placement, and in the geometry of the exterior cladding materials.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe primary cladding material-corrugated galvanized steel-was selected to blend in to the gritty, eclectic architecture adjacent to the site, as well as for its affordability. Framed accent panels of perforated aluminum installed in front of painted red panels provide complexity and balance to the façade. Red accents were used to frame the entry canopy and the frosted glass window in the Master Bathroom shower.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe Interior spaces equally emphasize traces of the original structure. An existing brick chimney breast became the organizing element for the primary living space on the lower level of the owner’s duplex, as well as the Master Bathroom on the top floor.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaA stair up from the ground floor enters into the center of the main living floor of an owner’s duplex. This floor consists of an open family space at the front, comprised of a kitchen, dining and small seating area. This space acts as the primary gathering space for the young family of four-cooking, eating, practicing music, the chaos of the morning routine, etc. The rear portion of the floor is another separate, but singular space dedicated to more quiet, private activity, and includes a work space and area for watching TV. The two areas are separated by a closet and bathroom.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaThe second floor consists of two bedrooms at the rear of the house with a shared bathroom, and the Master Suite at the front. The oversized opening between the Master Bedroom and Master Bedroom can be divided by a custom steel and glass pocket door which, when completely open, blurs the separation between the two spaces. The toilet is contained in a separate, private compartment, allowing the other functions of the bathroom to become more a part of the bedroom itself.Save this picture!SectionOff the shelf materials, cabinets, and fixtures are complemented by inexpensive custom materials to create a complex, dynamic space, on a limited budget.Save this picture!© Mikiko KikuyamaProject gallerySee allShow lessEnnead Teams Up with Chilean Architects to Design Cape Horn Sub-Antarctic CenterUnbuilt Project”Baby Rems” and the Small World of Architecture InternshipsArchitecture News Sharelast_img read more

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Storms on the way to the DFW

By on June 13, 2021

first_imgTesla gallery opens in University Park Village Drew Herschmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-herschmann/ Facebook Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Drew Herschmann printApril doesn’t begin until Friday, but the spring showers are here in force.Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit DFW this afternoon and last through the night and into early Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.The storms could bring heavy rain, lightning, large hail, high winds and tornados, according to the National Weather Service.The storm should be similar in size to those earlier this month, said Juan Hernandez, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.Fort Worth should expect two rounds of storms Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms in the first round, according to the weather service. The chance of hail increases throughout the day.The second round of storms will develop west of Interstate-35 as a cold front from the west meets a dry line, Hernandez said.The storms will then move east toward Dallas, Hernandez said.People should avoid driving in the storms due to the risk of hail and should stay tuned into the weather for recent updates, said Hernandez.Students can go to the National Weather Service for weather updates.A map of available covered parking in case of hail,  from the109: ReddIt ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Drew is a senior communications major with minors in journalism and psychology. He is a reporter that covers crime and public for TCU 360. He is from Houston, Texas and you can find him anywhere you can find queso. Drew Herschmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-herschmann/ Linkedin Facebook TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homelesscenter_img Twitter + posts Drew Herschmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-herschmann/ Drew Herschmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-herschmann/ ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleFort Worth braces for more severe weatherNext articlePanhellenic gives sorority recruitment a makeover Drew Herschmann RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cavins-Tull: TCU Alert worked Faculty Senate discusses keeping football games on Saturdays Mike Freeze attends tryout for junior college baseball team Twitterlast_img read more

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Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding From Epson X Investment, Kyocera, and TechAccel…

By on June 2, 2021

first_img TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding From Epson X Investment, Kyocera, and TechAccel Ventures Local NewsBusiness Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding From Epson X Investment, Kyocera, and TechAccel Ventures WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Twitter Previous articleCGTN:Xi Jinping adresse ses vœux pour le Nouvel an chinois dans un contexte prospère pour la ChineNext article1954 Ferrari 750 Monza Wins the Peninsula Classics 2020 Best of the Best Award Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Donegal projects to share €100,000 under Covid stability fund

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Previous articleDonegal ‘creeping into danger area of Covid-19’Next articleHorrific details emerge on Convoy abduction News Highland By News Highland – October 5, 2020 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Google+ A number of Donegal projects are to share almost €100,000 in funding under the Covid-19 stability fund. The funding, part of a €4.29 million allocated nationally, aims at providing immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises.It also provides cash injections for organisations that provide critical services to the most vulnerable in society.Among the highlights include over €36,400 for the Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation while the Donegal Family Resource Centre is to receive just over €23,000.The Donegal projects that received funding are:• Bluestacks Special Needs Foundation – €36,436• Falcarragh Development Association – €19,315• Donegal FRC – €23,012• Drimarone Development Company – €11,639• Comharchumann Thoraí Teo – €2,250• Finn Valley FM – €3,386 Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Donegal projects to share €100,000 under Covid stability fund Facebook Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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Above-normal Atlantic hurricane season expected: NOAA

By on May 18, 2021

first_imgZenobillis/iStockBy MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — There’s a 60% chance of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Thursday.There’s a 30% chance of a near-normal season and just a 10% chance of a below-normal season, according to NOAA.Forecasters say we’ll likely see 13 to 19 named storms this season, of which six to 10 may become hurricanes — which means they’ll be strong enough to reach winds of 74 mph or higher.Of those, three to six are forecast to become major hurricanes, with Category 3, 4 or 5 strength — which means they’ll have winds of 111 mph or higher.An average hurricane season has 12 named storms, including six that become hurricanes and three major hurricanes.Several factors are contributing to this forecast: El Nino conditions are expected to be neutral or to trend toward La Nina, meaning El Nino won’t be present to subdue hurricanes, NOAA said. Also, the ocean surface temperature is warmer than average, and there are favorable conditions for development including: diminished vertical wind shear, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds, and an enhanced West African monsoon.This year’s hurricane season is made especially complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Social distancing and other CDC guidance to keep you safe from COVID-19 may impact the disaster preparedness plan you had in place,” Carlos Castillo, acting deputy administrator for resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in a statement. “With tornado season at its peak, hurricane season around the corner, and flooding, earthquakes and wildfires a risk year-round, it is time to revise and adjust your emergency plan now.”The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The most catastrophic hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season was Hurricane Dorian, which grew to a powerful Category 5, decimating the Bahamas.For the Central Pacific — which covers Hawaii — this year’s hurricane season is forecast to be near-normal to below-normal, NOAA said. That season also runs June 1 to November 30.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Will the UK’s resurged unions ever catch up with EU framework?

By on May 12, 2021

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Will the UK’s resurged unions ever catch up with EU framework?On 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Britain has seen a fairly constant decline in trade union influence sincethe 1970s and the causes have been much debated. The Thatcher reforms to unionlaw, and the shift from heavy industry to a service-centred economy weresignificant. So too was high unemployment. The recent emergence of a tighter labour market, however, and the LabourGovernment’s changes to labour law, signalled a renaissance in unionmembership. Union influence is now recovering from low levels. But how typicalis it of other European countries? The general picture across the EU is of stable levels of influence. Unionsin Europe are underpinned by supportive institutional frameworks and workscouncils. These frameworks are largely accepted by European managers andprovide a stable basis for unions at an enterprise level. The countries most similar to Britain in terms of union decline are Finlandand Sweden. However, in both Finland and Sweden unions continue to enjoy highlevels of legitimacy within the political system. The trend towards reducedinfluence in all three countries (and, to a lesser extent, in Germany) isexplained by an increasing trend towards decentralised bargaining. Unions findit difficult to move from sectoral to enterprise bargaining. Other countries demonstrate a different trend. In France and Spain, forexample, the number of organisations reporting increased influence outweighsthose reporting the opposite. Even though union membership in these countriesis low, the institutional frameworks and labour markets are supportive. TheSpanish economy, in particular, has shown high levels of growth during the1990s. Unions in European countries are clearly moving in different directions interms of their influence in organisations. This creates a challenge formanagers in devising Europe-wide policies. last_img read more

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