Warren Gatland lays out blueprint for future Lions tours

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Man with a plan: Warren Gatland wants to protect the uniqueness oft he Lions. Photo: Getty Images Head coach Warren Gatland explains what needs to happen when the new Lions deal is done and why preparation time is key Then there is the possibility of reducing the number of games on tour. The 1971 Lions in Australia and New Zealand, all amateurs, played a heroic 26 games and the first professional Lions, in South Africa in 1997, got through 13.Ten seems to be the number now but there are talks about cutting that down and for all the chat about the casualty counts on Lions’ trips, Gatland is not having that one either.He added: “I would hate to see the Lions die as an entity and not have the opportunity to prepare properly. I just think it is unique.“If we were going away and playing two warm-up matches and three Tests I don’t think there would be the same interest. I don’t think there would be most of the tour packages sold out and perhaps the next tour would be there and people would go, ‘It is the Lions, only five games, you can watch that in two or three weeks on TV and so what?’Roaring support: Would fans support a shorter Lions tour in such big numbers? Photo: Getty Images“Ten matches is about right and, I personally would hate to see the Lions going for five matches. You would lose the mystique of what the Lions are all about, even for the people who are planning to go on the tour but are only going for the last three weeks. You can get excited watching the first games on TV and seeing the crowds.“It is a little bit special in terms of the build-up and every week now we are talking about this. People write about the Lions team of the week – it is six or eight months away and it has created that interest. I don’t think it would do that if we were just going on a five-match tour.“I understand the pressures that the Lions and the board are under and there is a lot of external stuff from the clubs, the unions and the different competitions about release of players and how long they are going to be off. That is all part of the next negotiations. Clubs do get compensated for the players coming away.“Hopefully when the next deal is done, the stakeholders will sit around the table and thrash out what will be the best thing.”center_img Gatland has got the wrong end of the deal this time and like the lost driver he should not be starting from here. Let’s hope the powers-that-be get it right next time – but don’t bet on it.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Just under seven months out from the first game of the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand and head coach Warren Gatland must feel like the lost driver who stops to ask directions from a passer-by and gets told he shouldn’t be starting from where he is at the moment.Gatland was in London recently to launch the latest Lions shirt – gets yours from Canterbury here – and facing up to the well-documented hardships of doing one of the most prestigious jobs in the game. Knackered players, no preparation time, repeated pleas from former coaches to change the itinerary all ignored and a brutal fixture list.Gatland is not worried about the games – the more brutal the better as far as he is concerned – but he is worried about the lack of preparation time. That was flagged up by Ian McGeechan, after the 1993 tour to New Zealand, who wanted a couple of weeks with his squad before any future tours.That has not happened even though after the last tour to Australia, which the Lions won 2-1, Gatland flagged up the same concerns. And guess what – he is in the same boat again and he might not have a paddle.The big reveal: The new Lions jersey is unveiled in London. Photo: Getty ImagesThe next year is a big one for the whole Lions concept. After the trip to New Zealand the 12-year deal with SANZAR expires and the suits will gather in some swanky hotel and thrash out the next one – everyone wants a slice of the tourists but no one on either side of the equator seems to want them to win.“If I was looking at this thing… if I had one more week’s preparation and no midweek game before the first Test that would give me one week extra,” said Gatland.“I did a report and the last thing I said was I am wasting my time – I could have written this report in three words and the guy said, ‘What are they?’ Preparation, preparation, preparation.“You have got the two (Premiership and Pro12) finals on the Saturday, we get together on the Sunday then fly on Monday, arrive on Wednesday and play our first game (on the Saturday) – so it is going to be a challenge. A third to a half the squad might be involved in the two finals. We would have had two camps with the other squad players so a lot of them will be preparing for the first game.”Gatland has come up with an answer to this conundrum but it involves a bit of give from the home domestic leagues. How about once, just once, every four years they squeeze their fixture lists just a little, by inserting one midweek game, to give the Lions coach in 2021, and it could be Gatland, an extra seven days or so with his squad?Date change: Perhaps the Premiership final could move back a week in Lions years. Photo: Getty ImagesThe New Zealander has got no issues this time round – he knew what he was signing up for – and has to lump it, but something has to give. A personal view is that the Pro12 and the Premiership should ditch their beloved play-offs in Lions years but that is not going to happen.last_img read more

Shakin’ Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793137/shakin-stevens-residence-matt-gibson-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Manufacturers: Cole and Son, 2Pac, MessmateSave this picture!© Shannon McGrathText description provided by the architects. This compact double fronted Victorian workers cottage in set within a gritty one way street in Richmond – a stone’s throw from the MCG and just down from the corner of the infamous Royal Hotel. Unlike other boom style Victorian double front dwellings in Australian cities this cottage is compact and quaint. This area of Richmond (in a process of gentrification) contains mostly compact and heterogeneous building types built up to the street with comparatively narrow or short lot sizes and in many cases not designed for the long term.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe conceptual drive for the interior of this house is largely in response to a brief which crystallised into a need to be connected with ‘green’ space. Beyond the heritage front the project wanted to not necessarily increase floor area but to increase amenity. To make spaces feel bigger, more functional, to be light filled, and to visually extend &borrow from within and beyond the site.Save this picture!Diagram‘Shakin’ Stevens’ is not only about a coloured front door but the experience of what’s beyond it. Conceptually beyond this green door, there are no doors; the newer space is about flow and continuity where delineation of space is soft and less finite than expected from the street.  In a clear formal idea the rear composes 3 extruded white cubes that look essentially like they have been let go, landing like dice randomly on top of each other next to a Victorian (monopoly) house. The 3 cubes, as with the existing villa, are composed so as to be immediately deciphered internally or externally and in clear programmatic zones all house different functions. The cubes which are opened at their ends (or sides where required) are utilised as devices to orchestrate views to green elements within the structure and to greenery within or beyond the site.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathAt just over 200sqm & 25m depth, opportunities arose from site constraints. The site boundary walls were conceptually designated as internal and lined with perimeter greenery set for maturity. The existing building was seen as an endearing element worth retaining, to be celebrated and re-programmed through colour and detail into the whole.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!1st Floor PlanThe rear spaces both internal &external are about volume & enclosure and conversely lack of it, flexibility to be undefined, spaces you move through rather in or out of. Definition is brought through the allocation of detail- ensuring structural tolerances mean cubes don’t  touch, concealing fixed window framing so materials run flush continuously through thresholds. Variation of volume, material and colour similarly assist the clarity and expression of the formal idea whilst also being practical to particular spaces – living is more open, dining more intimate. ‘Non-cube’ materials are deliberately recessive – recycled timber floorboards line circulation areas while glazed panels conceal into cube walls.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath‘Shakin’ utilises many micro level ESD principles – siting, sun protection, thermal mass, passive temperature regulation, low embodied energy (& cost @ $550k) construction techniques& materials, structural depth with high R values. A grey water system, 2 side water storage tanks, fake grass & ‘succulent’ planting temper water usage whilst providing intrinsic features of the colour scheme.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionBeyond these at a macro level this interior is about future robustness meaning users now have the amenity to avoid suburbia using up precious planet resource and transport time. They have borrowed what was previously laying dormant within and beyond their walls. This is the real ‘sustainability’- a model for space/s that can sustain user types (a couple, 2 couples, a family with teenagers, guests) through separation of sleeping zones about a flexible living zone that they can up-size (externally). This interior proposes to extend beyond its enclosure & embrace its ‘green-ness’!Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe structures of different periods are connected yet seemingly separated by a central courtyard and vertical stair chasm. Colour & detail variation are utilised tactfully to exaggerate the settings & temporal divisions of the structures. Although clearly a strategy of ‘viva la difference’ the different structures are married by shades of green chosen to adorn feature elements within each.Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathThe client requested a predominantly white interior with a feature highlight colour. Green became an obvious choice, working in combination with the proximity of the garden. The green spaces within and beyond the site -instead of being the backdrop to the white interior – became the focus. The white cubes became the lens for these events– effectively assisting in bringing the green inside and dissolving barriers of enclosure. Interior, exterior and landscape -through colour- all inform each other with equal importance. Colour was vitally important in adding glow and clarity to this expression.  Save this picture!© Shannon McGrathProject gallerySee allShow lessSaleh Barakat Gallery / L.E.FT ArchitectsSelected ProjectsShenyang Taoxian International Airport Terminal 3 / CNADRISelected Projects Share Shakin’ Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design ArchDaily Year:  Australia Architects: Matt Gibson Architecture + Design Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Shannon McGrath+ 49 Share “COPY” Shakin’ Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + DesignSave this projectSaveShakin’ Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design 2010center_img Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793137/shakin-stevens-residence-matt-gibson-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Photographs Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Projects Photographs:  Shannon McGrath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMatt Gibson Architecture + DesignOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on August 12, 2016Cite: “Shakin’ Stevens Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design” 11 Aug 2016. 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MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

first_img Houses Year:  “COPY” Chile Photographs:  Felipe Cantillana Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2015 Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Pichilemu, Chile MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900071/mq-houses-altamarea-arquitectura Clipboard Projectscenter_img Manufacturers: B&P, Danzke, MK, Santa blancaSave this picture!© Felipe CantillanaText description provided by the architects. This client bought 2 lots in a beach front condo with the idea of building 2 houses. The first one for his family and the second one as a guest house and for holidays rent. The architectural goal was making both houses share same style and constructive language connecting them as a whole project but in different lots.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Felipe CantillanaOther challenge was giving the two houses a position if which both of them could enjoy the same views to the pacific ocean. As a two house Project, our placement strategy consisted in creating privates and semi privates zones between houses providing intimacy when necessary from each other and from other houses in the area.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaThe front house is located in the uppermost point of the site. The second one, in order to reach the same ground level, was raised over a concrete structure designed to fit a car and a small warehouse. Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaAchieving a same ground level was key to keep same height and comfortable flow when used together.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaIn terms of volume design both houses were developed using square modules grid 3 to 4 meters wide) aiming to optimize resources. When needed, metal joist and pillars were used to fortify walls or roofing in order to protect open loft spaces.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaBoth houses were align in a common axes in order to ensure a correct angle and to protect the view and connecting both volumes in perspective. The image of the two connect together through the same material and textures, considering the same details for both constructions we privilege the materials honestly showing them as they built.Save this picture!© Felipe CantillanaProject gallerySee allShow lessBrussels Regeneration Contest Won by MLA+ and Korteknie Stuhlmacher ArchitectenArchitecture NewsThe Deadly Genoa Bridge Collapse was Predicted, and AvoidableArchitecture News Share MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitecturaSave this projectSaveMQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura “COPY” Photographs ArchDaily Save this picture!© Felipe Cantillana+ 26Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/900071/mq-houses-altamarea-arquitectura Clipboard Architects: Altamarea arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAltamarea arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPichilemuChilePublished on August 15, 2018Cite: “MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura” [CASAS MQ / Altamarea arquitectura] 15 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Alan Milburn to chair draft Charities Bill committee

first_imgAlan Milburn to chair draft Charities Bill committee About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Former Health Secretary Alan Milburn MP will be the chairman of the new Joint Committee on the draft Charities Bill which will examine issues include the proposed regulation of fundraising.The Joint Committee consists of six MPs and six peers. It will take oral and written evidence on the draft Charities Bill, which is expected to be published at the end of May 2004, and make its recommendations in a report by 30 September 2004.The Committee expects to start taking oral evidence in early June. Alan Milburn said: “We are working to a tight timetable – not of our own choosing – and will have to start taking oral evidence soon after the draft Bill is published. We recognise this leaves little time for people to give us their views, but hope that many of the issues are already well known. A clear and concise paper will carry as much weight with us as the oral evidence we hear. The Joint Committee is especially keen to ensure that the views of small charities are taken into account.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 May 2004 | Newscenter_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Joint Committee will concentrate its inquiry on the following themes:Does the draft Bill strike the right balance between flexibility and accountability? How can the danger of over-regulation be avoided?Will the Bill improve public confidence in charities? Will it encourage more giving and volunteering?Are the 12 new charitable purposes the draft Bill proposes for a charity satisfactory — should there be additions or deletions? Is the phrase ‘public benefit’ best left undefined in the Bill? Do fee-paying schools which are charities demonstrate adequate public benefit arising from their activities?Are there aspects of the draft Bill which would permit the charity and voluntary sector to play a greater role in the delivery of public services if they wished to do so?What are the likely benefits and costs of the draft Bill? What level of funding will be necessary for the Charity Commission to carry out its additional tasks effectively?Is it right that the draft Bill does not include the recommendation in the Strategy Unit consultation paper, Private Action, Public Benefit, that charities should be allowed to trade as part of their normal activities without the need to set up a trading company?Are the proposals to regulate fund-raising workable?Are the specific proposals in the draft Bill (such as the new corporate legal form, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation) adequate, workable and beneficial?If you wish to send in written evidence then you should do so sooner rather than later. The Joint Committee has asked larger charities to submit written evidence no later than 21 June and smaller charities by 28 June 2004. That said, written evidence received up to 15 July 2004 will still be taken into account. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

10 corporate partnerships benefitting good causes in the UK

first_img10 corporate partnerships benefitting good causes in the UK  551 total views,  2 views today Are you an organisation that invests in children’s future development? Find out how you could become our next charity partner by submitting your £600,000 digital idea here: https://t.co/z4hMq6Ls4r ?? pic.twitter.com/U3zzksp8ce— Shop Direct (@ShopDirect) September 2, 2019Shop Direct seeks charity partnerOnline UK retailer Shop Direct is launching a search for its next £600,000 charity partner. The company, which owns Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, is inviting organisations that invest in children’s future development to submit project proposals linked to the long-term goals of a chosen charity, for which Shop Direct will aim to raise £600,000 over two years, starting late 2019. To be considered, charities should have an existing presence in at least one of its key locations of the North West, East Midlands and London, and the project must have digital at its core. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 Diversity Travel, Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air LinesDiversity Travel, a travel management company specialising in the charity and academic sectors, has partnered with Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines to raise funds for the Diversity Foundation, supporting mental health services in Uganda. For the month of September, the airlines will make a £5 contribution towards the Diversity Foundation for every Virgin Atlantic or Delta Air Lines flight booked by the Diversity Travel team. Melanie May | 13 September 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Here is a selection of corporate partnership news, with a range of businesses supporting charities through fundraising and other activity around the UK from TK Maxx to Flight Centre. Peterborough United Football Club & Alzheimer’s SocietyPeterborough United Football Club has launched a social media campaign to unite with those walking towards finding a cure for dementia. The club’s first team players and staff will join hundreds signed up to take part in Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk at Ferry Meadows Country Park, on Sunday 15 September. Peterborough United’s Chief Executive, Bob Symns (pictured), has also launched a #UnitedWeWalk campaign with the charity on social media. He’s calling for anyone who signs up to a walk – whether it be in Peterborough or the other 40 walks across England, Wales and Northern Ireland – to post a short video clip of their reason for walking and encourage others to sign up too. The aim of the campaign is to highlight the impact of dementia, through everyone’s own reason for stepping out and taking part. Goldsmiths’ Company Charity & Islington Giving The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has embarked on a new partnership with Islington Giving, a community-centric coalition of funders, contributing £90,000 over three years to tackle the effects of inequality in Islington by supporting young people, families and the elderly in the borough. Islington Giving, which is administered by the Cripplegate Foundation, is made up of private and voluntary sector contributors who offer time and resources in support of organisations in Islington. Other partners in the coalition include Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The National Lottery Community Fund, Cloudesley, Macquarie, the Cripplegate Foundation and the City Bridge Trust.center_img PHMG & partner charitiesEmployees at Manchester-based PHMG have raised more than £34,000 for charity since the start of 2019.  The audio branding firm set staff an end-of-year target of £58,000 as part of its PHMG Foundation initiative – a company-wide programme launched in 2013 that supports charities around the world. Recent events have included an 84-mile trek of Hadrian’s Wall, volunteering at the Greater Manchester Marathon and tackling an inflatable obstacle course. In 2019, PHMG’s chosen charities are Mind, Cancer Research UK, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and the Red Cross. As with previous years, the company will once again donate £50,000 if staff hit their target.  552 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis45 Societe Generale UK & CLIC SargentUK staff of Societe Generale Group are celebrating exceeding a £500,000 fundraising milestone for CLIC Sargent, sixteen months after the launch of the three-year partnership. The milestone includes matching from the Societe Generale UK Foundation. With an aim to raise £1 million for CLIC Sargent over three years, the funding will go towards helping young people to achieve their education and employment ambitions following a cancer diagnosis. International Personal FinanceInternational Personal Finance has completed its second annual ‘global volunteering month’ initiative bringing together a record 3,600 colleagues across all 12 markets to support the local communities in which it operates. During the month-long programme, IPF volunteers logged over 8,000 volunteering hours, taking part in a number of different projects including education, environmental conservation and supporting disadvantaged and sick children. This included at Provident Mexico, organising and staffing a mobile library for the Street Child Support Center of Oaxaca, and in Poland, working with the Ja Wisla foundation to clean up a riverside settlement area which is an important nesting place for the largest number of birds in Warsaw. DMH Stallard & Action Medical ResearchRegional law firm DMH Stallard has chosen Action Medical Research as its new charity partner for Sussex. The charity is currently funding research into areas including premature birth, epilepsy, asthma, scarlet fever, cerebral palsy, brain cancer. Flight Centre & MindFlight Centre’s two year partnership with Mind has raised a total of £200,000. Originally a year-long partnership in 2017, Flight Centre had set out to raise £100,000. The partnership started in February 2017 and saw Flight Centre employees across the country run marathons, climb the world’s highest mountains, take part in sky dives, organise dress-up and dress-down days, raffles, Easter Egg Hunts and record a Christmas charity single. Its Summer Conference and Ball in 2018 alone raised £17,000: the largest charity fundraiser of the partnership. Tagged with: corporate fundraising Cancer Research UK & TK MaxxCancer Research UK and TK Maxx are celebrating the 15th anniversary of their partnership, which has seen more than £32.5 million raised so far. The money has been raised through both stock and cash donations, including Give Up Clothes for Good. Combined with cash donations, associate fundraising and the sale of gold ribbon pin badges, it makes TK Maxx the biggest corporate supporter of Cancer Research UK’s research into cancers affecting children and young people. TK Maxx has also committed to fund the Cancer Research UK for Children & Young People Children’s Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence, which is improving how drugs are developed for children with brain tumours. The funds will be generated through customer donations and associate fundraising.last_img read more

Rural Indiana Health Care Coverage Still Lagging

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Rural Indiana Health Care Coverage Still LaggingPhil LehmkuhlerWhile the Affordable Care Act has increased the number of Americans covered by health insurance, rural residents, including those in Indiana, are being left behind. According to government figures, about 18 million Americans have health insurance coverage today who did not have it prior to the ACA. But Indiana Rural Development State Director Phil Lehmkuhler says a higher percentage of rural residents have no insurance coverage compared to their urban counterparts, “Before the ACA, many rural Hoosiers struggled to find affordable healthcare; but, today, they have access to multiple insurance options. Yet rural Indiana residents have not enrolled in the program to the extent their urban neighbors have.” In 2015, Indiana had the second lowest rural enrollment in the Great Lakes Region, enrolling 39 percent of those eligible compared to 43 percent in neighboring Illinois.Kathleen_Falk_Health and Human Services Region 5 Director Kathleen Falk said the fact that many involved in agriculture are self-employed may be part of the problem, “We know there are many more still without coverage, including many in rural communities.” When asked by HAT why rural residents have been slow to adopt the benefits of the ACA, Falk did not offer a clear-cut reason, “It might be that they just have not heard about the program. It is hard to reach these people in isolated areas.”She added that the need for health insurance for rural consumers is very real. Rural Americans suffer from higher rates of chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure than those living in urban areas do. Prior to the inception of the new Health Insurance Marketplace, on average, rural families paid nearly 50 percent of health care costs out of pocket, and one-in-five farmers was in debt because of medical bills.Falk urged rural residents to take advantage of the open enrollment period which ends on January 30. Hoosiers have affordable options available to them. More than 6 in 10 Hoosiers will be able to buy a plan for $75 or less a month in premiums after tax credits, and more than 9 out of 10 returning Hoosiers could save an average of $1,042 annually in premiums (before tax credits) for a plan in the same level of coverage by returning to shop.  Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance this year but choose to go without it risk having to pay a fine of $695 or more. For instance, a family of four with an income of $70,000 will pay a fine of about $2,085 for 2016, based on the most recent IRS data.For more information on the Health Insurance Marketplace, please visit healthcare.gov. To seek an appointment with a navigator, call 2-1-1 or go to www.aspinhealthnavigator.org Rural Indiana Health Care Coverage Still Lagging Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jan 27, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Rural Indiana Health Care Coverage Still Lagging Previous articleSenate Working to Advance Energy LegislationNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

Another arrest in Derry as part of McCauley murder investigtation

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Another arrest in Derry as part of McCauley murder investigtation Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A 26 year old man has been arrested in Derry, in connection an attack nine years ago that led to Paul McCauley’s death last June.In all, nine people have been arrested, one has been charged with murder and another has been reported to the Public Prosecution Service.Paul McCauley was attending a summer barbeque on 15 July 2006 in the Waterside area of Derry.He and two of his friends were attacked and Paul died in June of this year. Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – December 7, 2015 center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleColeman would relish the prospect of England at Euro 2016Next articleNew sentence handed down to Shaun Kelly admin Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Donegal TD calls for urgent meeting over county’s Covid situation

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleFrustrating result for Barry McNamee & Finn HarpsNext article“It’s an amazing feeling”- Ruaidhri Higgins News Highland By News Highland – May 1, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furthercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Donegal TD calls for urgent meeting over county’s Covid situation Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A Donegal TD has called for an urgent meeting with Minister Stephen Donnelly, NPHET and Donegal Oireachtas members this weekend.If follows comments from the Chief Medical Officer who warned that Covid-19 is circulating at dangerous levels in Donegal, where the 14 day incidence rate of the virus is more than double the national average.Dr Tony Holohan says the situation in the county is extremely concerning for public health doctors locally.Donegal TD Joe McHugh says if extra resources are needed in Donegal, it must be communicated locally:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/JoeCovidwebnew.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Temporal variability in foraminiferal morphology and geochemistry at the West Antarctic Peninsula: a sediment trap study

first_imgThe West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) exhibits strong spatial and temporal oceanographic variability, resulting in highly heterogeneous biological productivity. Calcifying organisms that live in the waters off the WAP respond to temporal and spatial variations in ocean temperature and chemistry. These marine calcifiers are potentially threatened by regional climate change with waters already naturally close to carbonate undersaturation. Future projections of carbonate production in the Southern Ocean are challenging due to the lack of historical data collection and complex, decadal climate variability. Here we present a 6-year-long record of the shell fluxes, morphology and stable isotope variability of the polar planktic foraminifera Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sensu stricto) from near Palmer Station, Antarctica. This species is fundamental to Southern Ocean planktic carbonate production as it is one of the very few planktic foraminifer species adapted to the marine polar environments. We use these new data to obtain insights into its ecology and to derive a robust assessment of the response of this polar species to environmental change. Morphology and stable isotope composition reveal the presence of different growth stages within this tightly defined species. Inter- and intra-annual variability of foraminiferal flux and size is evident and driven by a combination of environmental forcing parameters, most importantly food availability, temperature and sea ice duration and extent. Foraminiferal growth occurs throughout the austral year and is influenced by environmental change, a large portion of which is driven by the Southern Annular Mode and El Niño–Southern Oscillation. A distinct seasonal production is observed, with the highest shell fluxes during the warmest and most productive months of the year. The sensitivity of calcifying foraminifera to environmental variability in this region, from weeks to decades, has implications both for their response to future climatic change and for their use as palaeoclimate indicators. A longer ice-free season could increase carbonate production in this region at least while carbonate saturation is still high enough to allow for thick tests to grow.last_img read more

Profits jump by 61% at LSL Property Services

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Profits jump by 61% at LSL Property Services previous nextAgencies & PeopleProfits jump by 61% at LSL Property ServicesResults for first half of year buck industry trend although sales continue to struggle.Nigel Lewis2nd August 201701,157 Views Profits at corporate giant LSL Property Services jumped by 61% during the first six months of the year to £14.3m from £8.9M, the company has reported.Unlike many of its PLC rivals including Countrywide and Foxtons, the company maintained turnover at last year’s levels bringing in £151.5m, helped by its lettings business, which increased turnover by 4%.This was boosted by its London prime agency brand Marsh & Parsons which grew its lettings revenue by 8%, although this was offset to by a drop in sales of 4%.But although sales revenues were flat overall, profits within its sales division increased by 37% helped largely by lower marketing costs at Your Move and the sale of a Marsh & Parsons-owned property.The struggling property sales landscape was offset by LSL’s financial services division which grew by 16%, helped by the acquisition of mortgage firm Group First last year.The detail of the report also reveal the changing shape of the estate agency business as the sales market slows down across the UK.LSL’s sales performance is better than most give the uncertainty over Brexit, but LSL is now as much a mortgage broker as it is a sales or letting agent – each of these parts of the business make up a third of revenues. Surveying services and other revenue streams generate the rest of its revenues.Strong perforamance“The Group has delivered a strong first half performance against a challenging residential sales exchange market and as announced in our pre-interim results trading update issued on 17th July 2017 these results are ahead of the Board’s original expectations,” says Chairman Simon Embley (pictured, below).“I am particularly pleased with the profit growth in both Estate Agency and Surveying Divisions, as well as the positive Lettings income and Financial Services income growth.“Whilst we expect Residential Sales volumes to remain suppressed in the second half, trends in other parts of our business are expected to be more resilient.Our Lettings business continues to perform well, now representing 30% of total Estate Agency Division income.“Mortgage cost and availability remain positive for the UK housing market with increasing distribution of products through intermediary channels which will support our growing Financial Services businesses which now represents 29% of total Estate Agency Division income.LSL also cut its bank debt by 50% to £31.7 million and will issue an interim dividend to shareholders of 4p a share. LSL Property Services Marsh & Parsons LSL results Marsh and Parsons simon embley August 2, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more