US trade gap shrinks as global demand falls

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ alison.lock whatsapp whatsapp The US trade deficit shrank in February as imports fell more than exports, according to a new government report that suggested a slowdown in global demand. The monthly trade gap totalled $45.8bn (£28bn), down from an upwardly revised estimate of $47bn in January. Analysts surveyed before the report had expected the deficit to narrow to $44.5bn, from the previously reported January tally of $46.3bn.US exports, after rising in each of the previous five months, fell 1.4 per cent in February to $165.1bn. That was led by a $1bn drop in auto and auto parts exports, with smaller declines for other major categories. Services exports rose just enough to set a record.US imports, which like exports have roared back from the depths of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, fell a larger 1.7 per cent in February to $210.9bn.Automotive imports fell $2.3bn, followed by a $2.1bn drop in capital goods. Imports of consumer goods rose $2.3bn in February.The average price for imported oil rose for the fifth straight month in February to $87.17 per barrel, the highest since October 2008. But that was tempered by the lowest quantity of crude oil imports since February 1999.The closely watched US trade deficit with China shrank 19 per cent in February to $18.8bn, as US imports from that country fell and US exports to the Asian manufacturing giant rose.While Beijing could point to the smaller trade gap as a sign its economy was becoming less reliant on exports, the US trade deficit with China was still 21 per cent higher for the first two months of the year.China’s own trade figures released earlier this week showed that in the first quarter of 2011 it ran an overall trade deficit for the first time since 2004. US trade gap shrinks as global demand falls Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tuesday 12 April 2011 8:41 am Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd (ROGE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Rogers & Co Ltd company page on AfricanFinancials.Rogers & Co Ltd Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51917/sglight-house-grau-zero Clipboard SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO Projects Photographs:  Manuel CorreiaText description provided by the architects. With the use of maxima deployment allowed by ground in its vertical projection, resulted the volume of the building. Save this picture!© Manuel CorreiaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThe idea was blend a sculpture image with architectural needs, making them ambiguous, was the proposal made to the owner, as a work premise. Save this picture!© Manuel CorreiaWe used a 10 ° flexion in two volumes, in order to maintain among themselves a common language. The application of bending, runs one of the volumes in its horizontal axis, and the other in its vertical axis. This gesture created a distant positioning to a formal level between the two block, allowing however have several readings volumes. These large volumes almost blind, provides you a very strong image. Save this picture!© Manuel CorreiaBetween the “bodies” happens the entry, where highlights, through a sectioning of the volume on the horizontal axis. Save this picture!© Manuel CorreiaThe organization of space, starts in the north wing of the house, a relationship between the house and an existing elementary school. Sought to break with some of the architectural forms of identification, especially outside windows that were used in the smallest possible number. Lighting/ventilation of rooms happens from individual small patios.Save this picture!© Manuel CorreiaProject gallerySee allShow lessSHL wins the International Criminal Court in The HagueArticlesThe Ace Hotel, New York / Roman and WilliamsSelected Projects Share “COPY” SGLight House / GRAU.ZEROSave this projectSaveSGLight House / GRAU.ZERO ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/51917/sglight-house-grau-zero Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Manuel Correia+ 20 Share 2006 Architects: GRAU.ZERO Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Portugal “COPY” ArchDaily Houses Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Santo Tirso, Portugal CopyAbout this officeGRAU.ZEROOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto TirsoHousesPortugalPublished on March 08, 2010Cite: “SGLight House / GRAU.ZERO” 08 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?SGLight 住宅 / GRAU.ZERO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

AD Classics: AD Classics: Lovell House / Richard Neutra

first_img Projects Architects: Richard Neutra Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses AD Classics: AD Classics: Lovell House / Richard Neutra Year:  Save this picture!© wikimedia commonsWritten by Andrew Kroll Share “COPY” United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/104713/ad-classics-lovell-house-richard-neutra Clipboard Copy+ 10Houses•Los Angeles, United Statescenter_img Photographs 1929 Photographs:  wikimedia commons, wikiarquitecturaText description provided by the architects. The 20th Century was one of the most inspiring and progressive centuries for the discipline of architecture; Richard Neutra was one such contributor that has left his mark on modern architecture with his advancement of residential design. Prior to the Kaufmann House, Neutra design the Lovell House for Philip Lovell and his family in Los Angeles, California between 1927-1929. The Lovell House was the turning point in Neutra’s career, putting him on the architectural radar.Save this picture!© wikimedia commonsRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20LightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcThe Lovell House was designed for the active, health conscious Lovell family in the hills of Los Angeles.  The house is an early example of the International Style in the United States that evokes principles that were developed by Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Save this picture!© wikiarquitecturaThe house consists of a series of overlapping planes that do not stick to Wright’s proportionality; rather they are a hybrid of Wright’s planar devices combined with Le Corbusier’s stark, streamlined aesthetic.Save this picture!plan_upper levelThe house clings to the side of a steep cliff; it is perpendicularly suspended to take on the panoramic views of Los Angeles.  Since the house is suspended perpendicularly, the volume of the house is disconnected from the street, which is bridged by a concrete walkway that brings the inhabitant into the upper level of the house, which is the living quarters, and issues them down a large staircase encased in glass that leads into the living room and to the pool outside.Save this picture!plan_lower levelThe lower level of the house, the living room, follows an open plan that leads out to the patio and swimming pool.  It’s outside near the pool that one begins to understand the spatial organization of the overlapping planes and the pilotis that support the cantilevering volumes.Save this picture!© wikiarquitecturaThe Lovell House is reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s style and aesthetic. The stark while walls stand out among the wooded terrain; the ribbon windows offer expansive views and a significant amount of light to enter the interior spaces. Save this picture!axonIt’s clear that Neutra was influenced by the International Style and Corbusier’s villas, so much so that the way in which one enters and moves through the house is similar to Corbusier’s architectural promenade; however rather than ending at the roof garden the occupant moves from the top of the house towards the patio and swimming pool on the lower level.Save this picture!© wikimedia commonsThe Lovell House is claimed to be the first house in the United States to use a steel structure that is typically found in skyscraper construction – Neutra learned these new techniques when he was working in New York and with Holabird & Roche in Chicago.  Save this picture!© wikiarquitecturaHowever, the steel construction is not just supported by steel columns, beams, and pilotis, but it is only part of the structural system of the house.  Because the house is suspended on the side of a cliff, it is tethered to  the cliff by a tension cable that is tied into the rocky terrain. The house’s construction is rather interesting in addition to the steel structure integrated with tension cables; the house is actually one of the first uses of gunite .Save this picture!renderThe Lovell House is an architecture of firsts, which gave rise to Neutra’s International fame and introduced the Lovell House as an architectural landmark.This building is part of our Architecture City Guide: Los Angeles. Check all the other buildings on this guide right here.Project gallerySee allShow lessGreenwashing Manual / Valentina KargaArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeRichard NeutraOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 18, 2011Cite: Andrew Kroll. “AD Classics: AD Classics: Lovell House / Richard Neutra” 18 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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! 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Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava’s “Chicago Spire”

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474859/developer-seeks-to-revive-calatrava-s-chicago-spire-the-west-s-tallest-tower Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/474859/developer-seeks-to-revive-calatrava-s-chicago-spire-the-west-s-tallest-tower Clipboard Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava’s “Chicago Spire”Save this projectSaveDeveloper Seeks to Revive Calatrava’s “Chicago Spire” Housing ArchDaily Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava’s “Chicago Spire” Projects CopyCloaked in financial woes, what was intended to be the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere has remained a stagnate hole in the Chicago cityscape since the height of the crisis. However, the fate of the Santiago Calatrava-designed luxury condominium may be about to change, as developer Garrett Kelleher is actively seeking court approval to reinstate the project with a $135 million investment from Atlas Apartment Holdings LLC. More on Chicago’s 2,000-foot “twisting” spire latest update here on the Chicago Tribune. Save this picture!Chicago Spire. Image © Santiago CalatravaVIDEO: Inspired by Archigram, A Humanoid Walking CityVideosPresido Trust Rejects Shortlisted Proposals, Calls Off CompetitionArchitecture News Share Save this picture!Chicago Spire. Image © Santiago CalatravaWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share United States CopyAbout this office#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingSkyscrapersChicagoChicago SpireSantiago CalatravaHousingSkyscrapersResidentialUnited StatesPublished on February 07, 2014Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Developer Seeks to Revive Calatrava’s “Chicago Spire”” 07 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Read commentsSave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 “COPY”last_img read more

Historic book found in Amnesty International bookshop

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A 17th century Spanish rent book has been donated to the Hammersmith branch of Books for Amnesty.The 150-page book is in good condition and on 6 June was presented to June Esther Cruces, the Director of the Malaga Historical Archive. It is a hand-written account of farm rent payments from 1612-1616 in the Malaga area of southern Spain, and is bound in parchment with leather hinges. It is of considerable historical value.Lara Woolston, shops manager at Amnesty International UK, said: “The Books for Amnesty shops are constantly receiving a wonderful range of fascinating publications and artefacts. In the past we’ve been given a Noel Coward songbook signed by the author and a Bertrand Russell letter. Advertisement 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: Trading Historic book found in Amnesty International bookshopcenter_img The Books for Amnesty shops network is currently developing a ‘collectibles’ catalogue that will feature first editions and other rarities.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 July 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Advisors report increased interest in philanthropy

first_imgAdvisors report increased interest in philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 August 2008 | News 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. One in four professional advisors report an increase in clients enquiring about philanthropy, according to a survey conducted by the Community Foundation for Ireland.“Trends in Irish Philanthropy,” is the first ever comprehensive survey conducted on Irish professional advisors’ views on philanthropy. Taking part were wealth mangers, tax advisors, solicitors and accountants representing some 40,000 high-net worth individuals and private clients.Key findings of the report include:— 27% of professional advisors reported an increase in enquiries about philanthropy in the last 12 months— When asked how a change in the current tax would affect philanthropy in Ireland, 85% said a removal of the tax cap would increase giving— When asked about their approach to the topic of philanthropy 58% of advisors had never discussed philanthropy with a client— 43% believed that clients require assets in excess of €1m, excluding a principal residence, to start to think about philanthropy.— 56% believe the level of giving could double to €1 billion by 2013Speaking at the launch of the report Tina Roche, Chief Executive, The Community Foundation of Ireland said, “We are already well behind the USA and probably a decade behind the UK in fostering philanthropy in this country. We need to act now to remove the current restrictive climate.”The Finance Bill 2006 introduced a new Section 485C that effectively capped the amount of tax relief that high income taxpayers can claim. The legislation, which came into effect in 2007, limited the tax relief on charitable donations and treats the donations like financial investments. The cap in essence has inhibited the making of substantial gifts to organisations such as The Community Foundation for Ireland, according to the organisation.The report gauged the views of 75 professional advisors including wealth managers, stockbrokers, accountants, tax advisors, insurance brokers and solicitors from across the country representing thousands of wealthy clients, on their views of philanthropy in Ireland to date. The report was conducted in cooperation with the Irish Taxation Institute and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Ireland.www.communityfoundation.ie Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statisticslast_img read more

RFA Releases 2020 Reports on Ethanol, Distillers Grains Exports

first_img By NAFB News Service – Feb 11, 2021 RFA Releases 2020 Reports on Ethanol, Distillers Grains Exports Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News RFA Releases 2020 Reports on Ethanol, Distillers Grains Exports The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) this week released two reports summarizing 2020 U.S. ethanol and distillers grains export and import data.The reports show exports continue to be a major demand driver, as they approached $5 billion in 2020.The export/import trade summary provides data on U.S. ethanol exports, highlighting the fact that more than 1.3 billion gallons, 10 percent of the ethanol produced in the U.S., were exported in 2020.While this is nine percent lower than 2019, it remains the fourth largest export volume in history. This ethanol, valued at $2.3 billion, was shipped to 90 countries on six continents.Canada was the top export destination, taking in nearly a quarter of U.S. ethanol exports, followed by Brazil and India.The second report covers U.S. exports of distillers grains, which totaled 10.9 million metric tons in 2020, a slight improvement on 2019 and the seventh straight year exceeding ten million metric tons.U.S. distillers grains exports had an aggregate value of $2.33 billion in 2020, the fifth-highest on record. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/11/21 with Mike Silver at Kokomo GrainNext articleHigher Crop Prices Changing Farmer Decisions About the 2021 Crop NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

The Skiff: Feb. 20, 2020

first_imgDrew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Twitter Drew Mitchell The Skiff: Digital Issues The Skiff: Feb. 20, 2020By Drew Mitchell – February 20, 2020 115 TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester Linkedin Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Facebookcenter_img Previous articleMen’s basketball falls short against UTNext articleHoroscope: February 20, 2020 Drew Mitchell Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture Twitter printVolume 118, Issue 18: Is the Honors College overrepresented in SGA? Also: TCU is working on install 20 language options for emergency alert system and women’s basketball is second in the Big 12Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more