Technology! Why I’d consider buying the FTSE 100

first_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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. The FTSE 100 hasn’t surged over the past five years like some stocks have. In fact, the FTSE 100 has been very close to flat over the last five years. 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…While the index traded for around 6,334 on 20 November, 2015, it traded around 6,334 on 19 November 2020. Despite the relatively tepid performance, I’d nevertheless consider buying the FTSE 100 due to its exposure to technology advancements.FTSE 100: Riding tech advancementsIn the coming years, many economists expect technology to help the economy grow substantially. I think this could benefit the FTSE 100.Of all the technologies that have promise, 5G and AI are potentially among the most transformative. 5G allows for much faster potential wireless network speeds as well as more potential wireless bandwidth. With more bandwidth, wireless networks could handle more connected devices. AI can allow computers to learn from experience to make decisions and do various tasks. Over time, analysts expect AI to become more advanced. As AI becomes more advanced, many expect the combination of 5G and AI to unlock many new technologies and services that could increase economic output substantially. Indeed, according to ABIresearch, the direct/indirect/combined output of 5G and AI to the global economy could reach $0.55tn next year, $3.11tn annually in 2025 and as much as $17.9tn annually in 2035. Although the FTSE 100 doesn’t have many information technology companies that could benefit directly from the AI/5G combination, the index can still benefit in other ways.  According to ABIresearch, 36% of the benefit of 5G/AI technologies is expected to be productivity-related in 2025. Even better, the research firm expects 64% of the benefit of 5G/AI to be productivity-related in 2035 when the pie will likely be much bigger. If companies are more productive with 5G/AI, I think their earnings could be higher. If many FTSE 100 company earnings are higher, I think the overall index could also be higher. With more earnings, I think many FTSE 100 companies can also pay more dividends. Economic benefits due to a potential Covid-19 vaccineI think the rapid development of potential Covid-19 vaccines is another example of how technology has advanced quickly and how technology has a lot of potential to help the economy. I also think Covid-19 vaccines, if approved, could help the FTSE 100.Technology has advanced fairly rapidly. Before Covid-19, the discovery and research phase of vaccine development normally took around two to five years. With the pandemic, however, the total time to develop a potential Covid-19 vaccine could take less than a year.Thanks to advancements such as powerful computer-based analysis of various interactions, scientists working on Covid-19 vaccine candidates are more productive and are able to come up with a potential working solution faster. Thanks to mRNA tech, Pfizer and Moderna each have a potential shot at approval for their vaccine candidates. Technology also has the potential to boost the economy. If the world has a Covid-19 vaccine that is safe and effective, the world economy can begin to normalize. With the economic normalisation process could come more growth. Indeed, according to an AJ Bell report, analysts expect the adjusted net profits of the FTSE 100 to rise by around 47% next year. Technology! Why I’d consider buying the FTSE 100  Jay Yao | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE See all posts by Jay Yao Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Jay Yao 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. Enter Your Email Address 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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2 reasons why Greatland Gold (GGP) shares could head higher this year

first_img Enter Your Email Address I first heard about Greatland Gold (LSE:GGP) shares about a year ago. At the time, I didn’t think much about them. I saw this as another AIM-listed commodity stock with no real future that was getting pumped higher by speculative buyers. I’m always happy to be proved wrong! So although Greatland Gold hasn’t yet turned a profit, I do think things look promising for the company. Here’s why.The value of the minesThe rough story over the past year is that there’s the potential for finding gold in some of the projects that the business is involved in, located in Australia. News and venture updates around this have caused Greatland Gold shares to shoot up from 4.5p this time last year to 22.5p today. This represents a one-year return of around 400%.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…I’m positive on the stock for several reasons. Firstly, take one of the projects, the Havieron Gold project. This is a joint venture with Newcrest Mining. It covers 135km in north western Australia, and is only 40km away from an existing successful gold mine. The odds of a profitable find here should be high, and it doesn’t look like Greatland Gold shares are completely pricing this in. For example, one technique to value this is discounted cash flow (DCF). Essentially, based on the potential gold to be mined, and the selling price of that gold, I can work out the cash flow value to Greatland. Given no gold is being mined right now, I have to discount the value of the cash flows in future years back to today. I’ve read articles from financial analysts commenting that the DCF is higher than expected. In this case, the value of the project is greater and more profitable. If this is realised, then Greatland Gold shares should rally further.Pinning a value on Greatland Gold sharesThe second reason I think Greatland Gold shares could go higher is the value of the new projects that are coming. Only last week the CEO came out with more details about the second joint venture with Newcrest that was initially announced last November. Following the results of technical surveys, several more sites have been identified that have potential. I’m not an expert in this field, but I can appreciate that the more sites that are looking promising is a positive. All of this acts as a pipeline of future revenue. Not all will be successful (such is the nature of mining). But the more sites there are in the mix, the better the probability.One huge, glaring risk I must state for Greatland Gold shares is the risk of drawing a blank. If this is the case, the current fundamental value of the business is nowhere near the market valuation of £871m. In fact, I’d struggle to put a fair price on Greatland Gold shares, as it’s currently a loss-making business. Until the company quite literally strikes gold, the share price is a lot of speculation.Overall, I do think the positive news on existing and new sites should push the share price higher. I would buy GGP shares for my own portfolio. However, I’d be very cautious with investing any more than I could afford to lose. 2 reasons why Greatland Gold (GGP) shares could head higher this year Image source: Getty Images. jonathansmith1 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’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. Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 | More on: GGP Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img See all posts by Jonathan Smith 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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Rugby World Cup 2019: One week in Kanagawa

first_imgHeading to the World Cup later this year? Find out how to make the most of your time in Kanagawa TAGS: Japan What a view! Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background Advertising FeatureRugby World Cup 2019: One week in KanagawaThe World Cup will reach its climax in Yokohama and there is plenty to do in the surrounding prefecture – as this itinerary shows…DAY 1Start your Kanagawa journey in style by taking a Romancecar on the Odakyu Railway from Tokyo to Hakone (purchase a Hakone Freepass to save money on public transport).Then explore the area via the Hakone Ropeway – try black eggs in Owakudani (legend has it that eating one will add seven years to your life!) and view Mount Fuji from Togendai.Lake Ashi has a stunning view of the peak, too, and is home to the Hakone Shrine. Stay in a ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) and enjoy the hot springs (above).DAY 2After looking around Hakone town – the Okada Museum includes a lot of Eastern art and there are local crafts to see – travel to Odawara, a half-hour train ride away. Visit the impressive Odawara Castle, where you can also partake in ninja and samurai experiences.Impressive: Odawara CastleDAY 3Travel from Odawara to Oyama (again, you can save money by buying an Oyama Freepass) and have lunch around Koma Sando, a street selling a plethora of crafts from the region and housing many restaurants, with Oyama tofu a speciality.Worth a visit: Afuri ShrineTake the cable car to Afuri Shrine, where there is also an amazing view of Sagami Bay, and stay overnight on Enoshima Island, where you can enjoy fresh seafood for dinner. DAY 4An Enoshima One-day Passport will allow you to travel around the island easily. Visit Enoshima Shrine and then head to the Katase area, where you’ll find one of the closest beaches to Tokyo and an aquarium full of fascinating creatures.Take the train to Shichirigahama and stay in the scenic coastal area.For more information, visit trip.pref.kanagawa.jpDAY 5Head to Hase by rail and take in the sight of the magnificent Kamakura Buddha at Kotokuin Temple. It stands at 37 feet and is an iconic figure in the region.Move on to Kamakura to have lunch on Komachi Street, then visit the Masamune Sword and Blade Workshop, with a history that dates back 700 years.Giant-size: Kamakura BuddhaLater, visit Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine and walk to Kita-Kamakura. Follow that with a relaxing Zazen meditation or Iaido martial art experience in Kamakura.Travel to the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama ahead of the match day(s).DAY 6Channel your inner chef at Yokohama’s Cup Noodles Museum by creating your own flavour and then enjoy a walk around the beautiful Sankei-en Garden.Pre- or post-match, the place to go bar-hopping is the Noge district, which has more than 600 restaurants and bars. Purchase Noge-Tegata – vouchers for food and drinks – to use in around 70 izakaya (Japanese pubs) in the area.DAY 7 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Make the most of your final day by checking out the Minato Mirai area – you could also take a cruise – and shop in Yoshimuraya, where you should try Yokohama iekei ramen, a ‘home-style’ dish that now has a cult following.Night lights: Minato Mirailast_img read more

The in-game stat from Gloucester v Harlequins blowing people’s minds

first_imgCan’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It was not a good day at the office for Gloucester. Surely that stat can’t be right? Wtf were they doing? #GLOvHAR @OptaPro [email protected] ? @thedeadballarea ? @daviesGDD ? pic.twitter.com/AxjFA9qfdL— Brett Igoe (@brettruganalyst) September 14, 2020It illustrates a match in which Glaws dropped balls with the try-line begging, when Danny Cipriani threw a forward pass to Jonny May when a score looked a certainty, and with scrum-half Stephen Varney throwing an intercept to Quins skipper Stephan Lewies, who romped in for a score. This is one of the most amazing in-game stats I’ve ever seen, given the score pic.twitter.com/uHVZGkjovH— NESW2019 (@nesw2019) September 14, 2020According to the graphic, at 10-28 down, with 65 minutes played, Gloucester had still put together 46 phases in Quins’ 22. Going the other way, Quins had only needed one phase to hit the 28 points mark.It cannot be right, sure? Some others questioned the mad figure. He is unquestionably the solution but there also needs to be balance between playing up front and through 10. If he isn’t making good decisions then he shouldn’t be given the ball for a few plays everything going through 10 is so predictable for the top teams to shut down.— Lawrence Dallaglio (@dallaglio8) September 15, 2020After the game, Gloucester boss George Skivington said: “It was definitely our worst performance since I’ve arrived at the club. “We set ourselves up so many times to score points, but we just failed at the last hurdle with the execution. A lot of the things that have been good for us in the last few games weren’t tonight.”It will be particularly disappointing as the club’s famous supporters were back (in part) to see their team.Big return: A thousand fans were allowed at Kingsholm (Getty Images)It was also notable that British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland was at the game. With Lions operations manager Alan Phillips beside him, they were casting an eye over some of the talent that could be available to them for the 2021 tour to South Africa.Eyes up: Warren Gatland, the British & Irish Lions boss, was there (Getty Images)As the Lions boss embarks on more games around Europe, some of Gloucester’s stars may be wishing that they get another chance in front of him, to show what they’ve got. The in-game stat from Gloucester v Harlequins blowing people’s mindsIt was meant to be a brilliant return for Gloucester fans, as 1000 Cherry and White supporters were allowed back into Kingsholm last night. But the home side failed to spark as Harlequins nabbeded themselves a top eight place in the Gallagher Premiership, earning them a Champions Cup spot next season.Losing 28-15 at home would be galling enough too, but amidst Gloucester’s wasteful play this one in-game stat came up on BT Sport’s coverage. You would be forgiven if it made your head hurt. With fans back and the Lions boss there too, it was all go at Kingsholm Disbelieving: Danny Cipriani of Gloucester looks on (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Deborah Jackson appointed associate dean of community life

first_img September 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm I was pleased to read of the appointment of Deborah Mitchell Jackson as the associate dean of community life at the School of Theology. I read the article and I did not find the information relating to her doctorate, only the M.Div. and M.B.A. Those degrees are impressive and I would like to know from which university she received her doctorate.Thanks, Chaplain Thomas Campbell, Trinity School, Midland, TX Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group [Sewanee: The University of the South] The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of The School of Theology, has appointed the Rev. Dr. Deborah Mitchell Jackson, T’07, as the new associate dean for community life. She will begin her duties on Nov. 1, 2013.“I am so pleased that Dr. Jackson is available at this time in the school’s life,” stated Alexander. “I believe she brings with her a marvelous constellation of abilities, experience, and spiritual depth that will be a great gift to us.”Jackson, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., graduated from The School of Theology in Sewanee with an M.Div. in 2007. Immediately following graduation, she began her ministry as a canon at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Jacksonville — the cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Jackson later served as assistant rector at St. Paul’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville Beach, and most recently as interim associate rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville.The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard, bishop of Florida, had this to say about Jackson: “I can think of no one better suited by experience, education, and temperament for the position of associate dean for community life. It has been a distinct privilege to have had Dr. Jackson as a colleague in the Diocese of Florida and it will be a privilege to have her on staff at Sewanee, where I am honored to serve as chancellor.”Jackson received her undergraduate degree in behavioral science from Rollins College before earning an M.B.A. in marketing and management from Jacksonville University. Her studies led her to a 23-year career in marketing with Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Florida. Additionally, Jackson has been an adjunct instructor at Florida State College at Jacksonville for the past two years.In May 2013, Jackson graduated from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where she earned her D.Min. with a focus on transformative leadership. Her thesis was a study of young adults in the Millennial generation, titled “Welcoming Young Adults Home: Creating a Model for the Churching of Young Adults.”Raised in the United Methodist Church, Jackson made the switch to The Episcopal Church after marrying and starting a family, joining St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Jacksonville. Jackson and her husband, Jim, have three grown children — Jerrold, Justin, and Ashley.Jackson replaces the Rev. Thelma Nikki Mathis, who has been serving as associate dean for community life since 2011. Mathis’ last day at Sewanee is Oct. 15, 2013. “I have so enjoyed my time here with students, faculty, and staff at The School of Theology,” stated Mathis. “The work has been challenging and rewarding and oftentimes fun. I will miss everyone, but I know God is doing great things at the seminary and I am excited about what Dr. Jackson will bring to the community.” Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Thomas Campbell says: New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Deborah Jackson appointed associate dean of community life Sewanee Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Sep 5, 2013 Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Tagslast_img read more

Jessie Street Residence / Derrington Building Studio

first_img United States Jessie Street Residence / Derrington Building StudioSave this projectSaveJessie Street Residence / Derrington Building Studio Projects Houses Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky Photography+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share “COPY” Area:  2650 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901165/jessie-street-residence-derrington-building-studio Clipboard “COPY” Shelter ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901165/jessie-street-residence-derrington-building-studio Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDerrington Building StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAustinUnited StatesPublished on September 04, 2018Cite: “Jessie Street Residence / Derrington Building Studio” 04 Sep 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 Manufacturers: Andersen Windows & Doors, Mitsubishi Electric, Sherwin-Williams, Nexcem, Ultra Aire JM Structural Photographs:  Leonid Furmansky Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 Year:  Structural Engineer: CopyHouses•Austin, United States General Contractor: ArchDaily Lead Architects / Designers:Tim Derrington, Blair McKayCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Home is where the health is… The Jessie Street Residence was designed for a family struggling with the adverse health effects of an old home with limited natural light and mold issues due to poor site drainage. As a result, the architect’s mission was to design a sensible, economic home with the simple goal of providing a healthy interior environment. This project became a study in healthy design, budget restraint, and pragmatic beauty.Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographyFrom the outside in, each material and construction technique was vetted and combined to minimize mold, mildew, and other respiratory contaminates. The design team chose Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) as the exterior wall system and embraced what it had to offer for this house. Apart from its quick assembly time and durability, this material has a 4-hour fire rating, is moisture resistant, soundproof, mold resistant, impact resistant, termite proof, and vermin proof.Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographySave this picture!Level 1 PlanSave this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographyOther factors, such as utilizing products with no or low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), advanced air-conditioning and dehumidification, and ample natural daylighting were prioritized as necessities for this home’s interior environment. From the aesthetic standpoint, the ICF’s modular limitations led the design team to capitalize on volumetric simplicity.Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographyThe resultant simple and monolithic shell encouraged a fresh take on the structural system. Exposed steel beams confidently support the entire second floor and simultaneously provide a light and buoyant spatial experience. This approach allowed for pronounced sectionality and formed a strong connection between both stories.Save this picture!© Leonid Furmansky PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow less3XN’s Waterfront Climatorium Pays Tribute to the Fishing Culture of Lemvig, DenmarkArchitecture NewsCarbuncle Cup 2018: The Shortlist for the UK’s Most “Aesthetically Challenged” New B…Architecture News Share Photographs Architects: Derrington Building Studio Area Area of this architecture project Jessie Street Residence / Derrington Building Studiolast_img read more

Journalist held on trumped-up drug charge after covering protest

first_img Receive email alerts EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Alexandria-based journalist and human rights activist Youssef Shaaban, who is being held on a trumped-up drug charge. A reporter for the independent online newspaper Al-Badil, he was arrested during a demonstration on 20 November by residents in the Alexandria neighbourhood of Abu Suleiman, who were protesting against their eviction.The press freedom organization has learned that Shaaban was arrested while photographing a policeman beating participants in the protest, which took place as local development minister Abdel Salam Al-Mahjoub, a candidate for the Raml area of Alexandria in next Sunday’s parliamentary elections, was giving a campaign conference.Police took Shaaban and several demonstrators to a Raml district police station. There, intelligence offers charged him with drug trafficking and immediately sent the case to the prosecutor’s office, which had him detained for an additional four days, supposedly for the purposes of further investigation.The charges were clearly fabricated in order to silence an outspoken journalist a week ahead of the parliamentary elections. Reporters Without Borders condemns Shaaban’s arrest and voices its concern at the blatant use of the judicial apparatus to satisfy the government’s political interests.Such behaviour resembles the methods used by the Tunisian authorities against journalists critical of the government (http://en.rsf.org/tunisia-journalist-in-desert-prison-could-28-07-2010,38042.html). Arbitrary arrests followed by fabricated charges violate the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Egypt ratified on 14 January 1982 and took effect on 14 April 1982.Known for his commitment to human rights and for writing articles critical of the authorities, Shaaban has been arrested and roughed up the Alexandria police on several occasions in the past. He was last arrested in May while taking part in a protest against the repeated prolongation of the state of emergency that was declared after President Anwar Al-Sadat’s assassination in October 1981.Shaaban wrote several articles recently about Ahmed Shaaban, a young man who was beaten to death by police in Alexandria’s Sedi Gaber police station. He also covered human rights activist Khaled Mohammed Said’s murder by Alexandria police officers on 6 June. He has often been threatened by the police because of his coverage of protests against police brutality torture and the impunity the police enjoy.Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders is still without news of Ahmed Hassan Basiouny, a young blogger who is also the victim of illegal proceedings that violate the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.He was due to have appeared before a military court on 20 November on charges of disseminating defence secrets and “disclosing information about the Egyptian armed forces” for posting advice and information online for young people thinking of enlisting in the Egyptian army.Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the way the authorities have been tightening their grip on news and information during the campaign for next Sunday’s parliamentary elections. There have been several cases of media censorship and harassment in recent weeks (more information: http://en.rsf.org/egypt-authorities-tighten-control-over-21-10-2010,38638.html). News Help by sharing this information News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt January 22, 2021 Find out morecenter_img RSF_en to go further News February 1, 2021 Find out more November 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist held on trumped-up drug charge after covering protest Organisation News Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prisonlast_img read more

US: Justice Department should end prosecution of whistleblowers

first_img News October 12, 2019 US: Justice Department should end prosecution of whistleblowers Follow the news on United States NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP United StatesAmericas RSF_en According to The Intercept, one of the reporters Frese informed had published a series of stories about North Korea’s concealment of a growing nuclear program despite President Trump’s assertions that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” The Justice Department said in a statement that the release of top-secret information “could reasonably be expected to cause grave harm” to US national security.  Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The Espionage Act aims to protect national loyalty by allowing the US government to prosecute anyone who obtains and/or disseminates information related to national defense “to be used to the injury of the United States.” When whistleblowers are charged under the Espionage Act, they are denied the opportunity to assert in trial that they released information in the interest of the public, and not to its detriment.  Organisation United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more The US is ranked 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Trump administration’s sixth deployment of the Espionage Act against an intelligence official for leaking information to the press. to go further Defense Intelligence Agency employee Henry Frese was arrested on two charges under the Espionage Act on Wednesday, October 9 for leaking top-secret and classified information, including details of a foreign country’s weapon systems to two reporters, CNBC reported, marking the sixth time the World War I-era law has been used to prosecute a whistleblower under the Trump administration. RSF calls on the Justice Department to end the use of this law against whistleblowers, and for Congress to amend it so that those who share information with the press have an opportunity to defend their motivations. “Without whistleblowers, some of the most impactful stories of our lifetime, from the Pentagon Papers to the Watergate Scandal, would not have come to light,” said Dokhi Fassihian, the Executive Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Each time the Espionage Act is used against a whistleblower, it chills investigative journalism and weakens press freedom.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more News The crackdown against whistleblowers under this law was extremely rare until the election of President Barack Obama, whose administration prosecuted eight individuals under the Espionage Act throughout two terms. The Trump Administration has ramped up these prosecutions: this is the sixth criminal probe of a whistleblower under the Espionage Act in under three years. News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Driverless Cars? Far Sooner Than You Think, Experts Will Say at Panel Today

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Mory Gharib, at left, and Richard MurrayIt’s every urban planner’s dream—driverless, synchronized cars moving smoothly and seamlessly through Southern California traffic. Every car sensing the others, moving with the flow, speeding up here, slowing down there, as you enjoy the ride.According to forecasts from a leading source of information on the global automotive industry, more than 20 million autonomous vehicles will take to the road over the next 20 years.Wednesday, a panel of experts, assembled by Caltech Associates — a 91 year-old group of local community supporters, Caltech alumni, and friends — will meet at the Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, in the Guggenheim Building on the Caltech campus, to discuss a revolutionary new technology that could literally transform the daily lives of millions of Americans perhaps far sooner than you think.Will you even be driving your next car? It may be too early, but with the staggering pace of developing technology in the world today, the idea may not be too far-fetched.According to The Society of Automotive Engineers, there are six levels of driving automation for industry and consumers to understand—three kinds of monitored driving and three kinds of non-monitored driving—which ranges from “Driver is continuously exercising longitudinal and lateral control” to “System can automatically cope with all situations during the journey. No driver required.” And of course, every variation of those two extremes.“Driverless cars are something that interests us, both because of the societal impact, as well as the technological impact,” said Mory Gharib, the seventh director of the Caltech Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, and director of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Gahrib has received over 90 U.S. patents in flow imaging, biomedical devices, and imaging technology in general and has received multiple prizes from NASA recognizing his contributions to advanced laser imaging and nanotechnology, is hosting the event on behalf of Caltech Associates.So he knows what he is talking about, and when asked about how close we actually are to a driverless car world, Gharib says, “Surprisingly, we are very close. Very close. By 2020 there will be a huge leap in driverless cars. The technology has been developed, especially the hardware. The software part is in good shape, too.”But that is also the challenge, he says. “Software will be the brains of the systems, and that is where most of the issues will materialize.”Gharib notes that the current stock of driverless cars, especially Google cars, are wonders of technology. “They have every kind of sensor you can imagine,” he says, “from RF sensors to radar, and more, but at the end of the day, they will need to rely on road sensors. (The cars) are supposed to be autonomous, but even autonomous systems can benefit when you have outside help.”These days, Gharib continued, few US roads, if any, have the necessary sensors needed for autonomous cars, so the cars have to have all of the technology contained within themselves.But eventually, roads and autonomous cars will work in tandem. “We’ll have satellites in the skies and sensors in the road to give us all this information, like road conditions and obstacles,” explained Gharib.Yet there is a danger in relying solely on GPS, says Gharib, who says the cars should ideally be able to see everything themselves, without relying on help from the heavens. Cars will use their onboard technology to constantly adapt to road conditions.And road traffic will only get thicker.“Imagine if we had all these cars on the road today,” Gharib posited. “Nobody would drive, and we would have so many more cars on the road,” And yet at the same time, the cars would all have sensors. These are all things that need to be tested. It’s a very open area of research right now. ”Joining Gharib on the panel is a sparkling array of intellectual and academic firepower.Caltech professor Richard Murray explores feedback and control in networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. His current projects include design of highly resilient architectures for autonomous systems, analysis and design of biomolecular feedback circuits, and synthesis of discrete decision-making protocols for reactive systems. He was the Caltech Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) team’s three-time leader of driverless vehicles.Award-winning reporter, editor, and columnist Paul Lienert has covered the global auto industry, contributing news and feature stories to every major U.S. auto magazine. Over the past four decades, his articles have appeared in such publications as TIME, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His current focus is on the future of transportation, including electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving. He is past president of the Society of Automotive Analysts and co-founder of the Automotive Press Association.Evangelos Simoudis is a recognized expert on big data strategies and corporate innovation, and author of “The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future.” He has worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years as a venture investor, entrepreneur, and corporate executive. Simoudis is the co-founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a venture firm that invests in early-stage startups developing big data applications, and is an advisor to global corporations on big data strategies and startup-driven innovation.Caltech Associates Panel: “The Future of Driverless Cars” Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. at The Athenaeum. Tickets are $80 per person for members, $95 per person for non-members. To purchase tickets online, go to http://associates.caltech.edu/0419, email Ruby Rico at [email protected] or contact (626) 395-6392. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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O’Dea vows to prioritise Limerick mental health services

first_imgNewsLocal NewsO’Dea vows to prioritise Limerick mental health servicesBy Alan Jacques – February 26, 2016 599 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSFianna Fáilgeneral election 2016limerickMental HealthWillie O’Dea TD Print Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Willie O’Dea TDFAR too many people in Limerick and elsewhere are suffering from mental health issues in isolation and are not receiving the help and support they need from the State.This is the view of Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick, Willie O’Dea, whose party this week published proposals aimed at reforming the delivery of mental health services.Deputy O’Dea believes the ‘Improving Mental Health’ policy document will bring about a community approach to the delivery of mental health services in Limerick and across the country.“The provision of mental health services should be a priority for the Government. We are proposing an enhanced focus and resources for mental health services if elected to Government,” the Limerick TD explained.“Mental health should be taken as seriously as physical health in terms of the deployment of state resources. Fianna Fáil will establish a new national Mental Health Authority to ensure there is a single organisation tasked with coordinating mental health services,” he added.According to Deputy O’Dea, Fianna Fáil has also pledged to review and revamp the ‘Vision for Change’ strategy document, which sets out the direction for Mental Health Services in Ireland. He also pointed that the current level of funding for our mental health services is insufficient to deliver the staffing levels envisaged in their policy document.“Staffing levels are still about 3,000 short what was recommended by ‘A Vision for Change’. In order to increase staffing levels to the 12,000 required under the strategy, it will be necessary to increase funding to mental health from its current levels of circa €791m to €991m. On that basis, we will ensure an increase of €40m year on year.“Our ultimate aim is to create a society where mental health issues are treated in the community and not hidden away in isolation. We believe the proposals we are putting forward will contribute greatly towards achieving that aim.” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleCentenary themed theatre from Ireland-Finland partnershipNext articlePublic exhibition on flood alleviation scheme to be held in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitterlast_img read more