AN index of British factory orders rose to its highest level in two years in August after overseas demand rebounded from a dip in July, the CBI’s monthly industrial trends survey showed.The CBI survey showed how the total order book balance rose in line with expectations to -14 this month, up from -16 in July.The export order book balance rebounded to -1 from July’s -12, a sharp dip from the -2 recorded in June. This survey’s order book balances are almost always in negative territory, even when other measures show growing orders.“Prospects for the manufacturing sector remain very positive. Demand is steadily improving, helped by the revival of export orders after some weakness last month, and manufacturers expect slightly strong production growth in the three months ahead,” said the CBI’s head of economic analysis, Lai Wah Co.“However, inflationary pressures within the sector have not fully faded, and firms are predicting a faster rise in output prices over the next quarter,” she continued.The domestic prices index jumped to its highest since May at +11 versus +5, while output expectations rose to +10 from +6. Tags: NULL whatsapp John Dunne whatsapp Share Exports bounce back Thursday 19 August 2010 7:04 am More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Show Comments ▼
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Appetite for gambling drops in NSW Regions: Oceania Australia Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The percentage of adults in New South Wales who gamble has dropped by 12% since 2011, according to a new study released by the Australian state’s government. 1st November 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance The percentage of adults in New South Wales who gamble has dropped by 12% since 2011, according to a new study released by the Australian state’s government.The NSW Gambling Survey 2019, released by the NSW government after being commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Fund, found that 53% of the adult population gambled over the past 12 months – down from 65% in 2011.The survey of 10,000 people also found that the rate of problem gambling in NSW has remained relatively stable since 2011, edging up from 0.8% to 1%. However, when respondents were assessed against the Problem Gambling Severity Index, it was estimated that 7.2% of the public are, at the least, at a moderate risk of problem gambling.The results also showed that gambling problems are more prevalent amongst younger people. Gamblers aged between 18 and 24 were most likely to be at moderate risk or problem gamblers, with a total of 14.9% falling into those categories, in comparison with the 7.2% overall figure.The study added that those who experience gambling problems are generally more likely to be single, unemployed, indigenous, male, living in rental accommodation, living in a low socioeconomic area and to draw their income from welfare payments.The government said that it has allocated A$35m (£18.6m/€21.6m/$24.1m) to responsible gambling programmes in its 2019-20 budget.The survey also found that lotteries were the most common form of gambling, followed by gaming machines, instant scratch cards and race betting, while 8% had gambled online in the past year with race betting being the most common form of online gambling.A total of A$9.53bn was spent on gambling in the state in 2016-17, the survey added, with A$976m splashed out on racing, $152m spent on sports betting and $8.4bn on gaming. A total of 73% of gambling expenditure in the state was on gaming machines.“The NSW government is committed to preventing and minimising gambling harm,” the state government said. “The information gathered from this survey will inform prevention, education and treatment initiatives, as well as policy development and regulatory efforts.”In July, the government set out plans to review its existing responsible gambling measures. The findings of the review, supported by research from Central Queensland University, will be published next year.To read the survey’s key findings, click here. Topics: Legal & compliance
Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) 2005 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.
ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZimRe Property Investments Limited (ZPI.zw) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZimre Property Investments is a real estate holding company in Zimbabwe offering services which include project management of residential and commercial developments, aswell as management, valuations and sales of residential, commercial and industrial property. The company has been involved in substantial infrastructural development projects including 340 residential stands in Zimre Park in Masvingo and the Parklands Extension project in Bulawayo, which involved developing 140 residential stands and road, water, electricity and sewer reticulation infrastructure. The Property Valuation division covers the range of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural valuations; specialising in valuating petrol filling stations, hotels and leisure resorts aswell as plant and machinery valuations. Zimre Property Investments is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
The stock market has experienced a volatile period over recent months. Risks such as coronavirus, geopolitical challenges in the Middle East and political uncertainty in Europe seem to be weighing on investor sentiment.Those threats could ultimately cause a market crash in 2020. While this may initially seem to be a worry for many investors, the reality is that past downturns have proved to be buying opportunities for long-term investors.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…As such, now could be the right time to buy dividend shares. In many cases, their valuations and yields indicate that investors have factored in the prospect of an upcoming market crash.Potential threatsThe spread of coronavirus is set to contribute to a slowdown in the global GDP growth rate in the near term. Factories in China have been closed in some cases, while global supply chains have been impacted in a number of industries. As such, investor sentiment could worsen in the short run. When combined with risks such as Brexit and political uncertainty in the US in 2020, there seems to be a reasonable chance that the stock market will experience a challenging period in the short run. As a result, investor sentiment has weakened in the past few months, and could continue to do so in the coming months.Buying opportunityWhile it can be difficult to buy shares when their prices are falling and their outlooks are challenging, history suggests that this is the most logical time to buy. The stock market has always recovered from the challenges it has faced in the past. For example, it recovered from recessions such as the global financial crisis, while similar threats to coronavirus such as SARS were followed by the stock market’s return to record highs.As such, investors who can look beyond the short-term volatility present in the stock market may be able to buy high-quality companies while they trade at wide discounts to their intrinsic values. This may improve their risk/reward ratios and enable them to maximise their total returns in the long run.Dividend stocksBuying dividend stocks during a market crash could be a sound means of improving your long-term financial prospects. 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The incident: Finn Russell trips England’s Ben Youngs (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The fly-half was spotted using his leg to trip Ben Youngs The latest issue of Rugby World magazine – a Six Nations special – is in shops now. Duhan Van Der Merwe showing some serious power to get over the line @Scotlandteam #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvSCO pic.twitter.com/QSc7fQZ7up— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 6, 2021Scotland enjoyed the lions share of possession in the first half (with 75% possession then and fnishing the game with around 65%) and enjoyed a slender lead throughout the match.One interested party for this one was British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland who was in attendance for this Calcutta Cup clash.Perhaps it is testament to the Scottish mentality throughout this match as Finn Russell came back on eight minutes into the second half with his first job to kick a penalty – he made it 11-6 to the visitors and that was that.Billy Vunipola received his yellow card for a high tackle on that man Russell, with Scotland already enjoying advantage. But referee Brace had already warned England captain Owen Farrell that the penalty count for the hosts was too high. Finn Russell gets yellow card for tripping against EnglandUltimately it didn’t matter as Scotland won at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years, but referee Andrew Brace was certainly kept busy during the Calcutta Cup match.It was an intense but ill-disciplined first half at Twickenham as England and Scotland slugged it out. With ten penalties for England and four for the Scots in the first half, there were also two yellow cards. In fact, England finished with 15 penalties given against them.Billy Vunipola got one yellow card as England racked up the infringements, but with Scotland in the ascendancy, fly-half Finn Russell earnt one for sticking out a leg to try and stop Ben Youngs as the hosts bore down on Scotland’s 22.You can watch the incident here… Farrell converts as Russell is sent to the bin…Thoughts? #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvSCO pic.twitter.com/snahsrr62m— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 6, 2021Scotland still went in at half-time leading 8-6, thanks in no small part to a powerful Duhan van der Merwe try, and then they held on to win 11-6 in the end. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Year: The Star House / Z3Z ARCHITEKCISave this projectSaveThe Star House / Z3Z ARCHITEKCI Projects Poland Houses Products used in this ProjectTilesCupa PizarrasRoofing Slates – CUPA 2Design Team:Mateusz Zajkowski, Emilia Chomiuk, Magdalena Wiśniewska, Magdalena Jankowska, Agata MalinowskaEngineering:Paweł OlszewskiSanitary Installations:Green Beaver Patryk KołodziejczykElectric Installation:Dariusz PlaczyńskiLandscape:Patrycja KochańskaCity:BielawaCountry:PolandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykText description provided by the architects. The Star House owes its name to its owners house guest, who after having the opportunity to experience the architecture, compared its shape to a star. The project made a deep impression on him, so much so, he later asked the architects responsible for the Star House to design one especially for him. The association made by the house guest is justified – the house consists of three volumes, placed radially to one another at different angles. It provides an interesting and rare opportunity to see the exterior facade of the house from the inside. Each volume represents different functions: living, sleeping and utility.Save this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykThe place where all three volumes intersect is the entrance zone. Because of its central placement, it provides easy access to all parts of the house. The huge glass panes, offering you a view of the garden and usage of the same roof lining material, that starts outside above terrace and continues inside the building, connect the design of the interior and the exterior. Said terrace, thanks to its location between two main volumes of the building, is well hidden from the outside world. The overhang protects it from rain, snow and wind, providing shelter for its users. Its wooden finish corresponds with the floor materials used inside the building. It gives an illusion that the terrace is an internal part of the house – the interior and the exterior is perceived as one.Save this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykThe terrace is accessible from the living area through a pair of big sliding glass doors. The living area consists of an open kitchen with a kitchen island, a dining room, a double-height living room and a mezzanine that can be accessed from the hallway by a spiral staircase. At the far end of the living room there is a brick fireplace made from the same material as the facade of the house. It is another example of diluting the boundaries between inside and outside by the architects. The fireplace is accompanied by floor-to-ceiling windows that are letting in abundant natural light and provide entrance to the second more intimate terrace of the house.Save this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykThe general composition of the building, despite the multitude of elements, is rather simple. It is designed in a way where one part can provide multiple functions. This minimalistic approach perfectly fulfilled the requirements of the clients. One of the main goals was to design a house with plenty of natural light throughout the day, which was a starting point while making a first sketch of the Star House. The designers at Z3Z Architekci followed the guidelines threw, so much so already the first proposal got the client’s approval. The final result, presented in the pictures, differs from it only in detail, as it was refined long before starting the technical design.Save this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin MularczykProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Cumbres de Santa Fe / Landa SubervilleSelected ProjectsKaleidoscopic Gateways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in New YorkArticles Share Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Lead Architects: “COPY” CopyHouses•Bielawa, Poland The Star House / Z3Z ARCHITEKCI Photographs: FotoRadar Marcin Mularczyk Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© FotoRadar Marcin Mularczyk+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926694/the-star-house-z3z-architekci Clipboard Architects: Z3Z ARCHITEKCI Area Area of this architecture project Area: 270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Mateusz Zajkowski, Emilia Chomiuk Photographs ArchDaily Manufacturers: Cupa Pizarras, Duravit, Hormann, MARAZZI, Roca, TECE, Tres, HushLab 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/926694/the-star-house-z3z-architekci Clipboard CopyAbout this officeZ3Z ARCHITEKCIOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBielawaOn FacebookPolandPublished on October 20, 2019Cite: “The Star House / Z3Z ARCHITEKCI” 20 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Project Team:Filipi Oliveira, Mariana Oliveira, Lucas GonçalvesEngineering:cenaferLandscaping:Monica CostaBuilder:José domingosCity:FrancaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The project is distinguished mainly by the visual impact of the proposed volumes, which besides the plastic appeal, cooperates functionally with details of comfort and efficiency of the house.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemIn addition to influencing the volumetric conceptualization of the project, a cobogo-lined face marks the entry with double straight foot that includes the cantilevered mezzanine.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoThe upper volume is clad in wooden brises, houses the rooms throughout the intimate area.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoOn the ground floor we have all the service area and gourmet in the volume also covered in Madeira, between this volume and the double height room is the dining room, overlooking the pool and also opens to an internal garden, allowing an integration. total with the external.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoFrom the living room it is also possible to connect with the pool and the entire outdoor area.The lap pool happens in the background in the entire length of the ground allowing this connection with all spaces.Save this picture!© Felipe AraujoThe darker shades of colors, such as the graffiti covering the walls of the entire living room, are present inside and outside, making volumetry and materials define and reinforce the use and function of each space.The furniture with pieces of great national designs reinforces the purity of the straight lines present in the architecture.Project gallerySee allShow lessMoon Club / Formafatal + Machar&TeichmanSelected ProjectsHendrick’s Gin Palace & Distillery / Michael Laird ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929255/cobogos-house-mf-plus-arquitetos Clipboard CopyHouses•Franca, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929255/cobogos-house-mf-plus-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil Projects Architects: mf+arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2019 Lead Architects: Area: 5597 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officemf+arquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFrançaBrazilPublished on December 02, 2019Cite: “Cobogos House / mf+arquitetos” [Casa dos cobogós / mf+arquitetos] 02 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.