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UK construction in unexpected fall

first_img Construction activity unexpectedly contracted in December for the first time since February 2010, the monthly Markit/CIPS purchasing managers index showed.The PMI index dropped to 49.1 from November’s unrevised reading of 51.8, a bigger drop than the fall to 50.9 which economists had forecast.Readings below 50 indicate contraction and after the data sterling weakened against the dollar.“Many constructors indicated that poor weather conditions had negatively impacted on activity, with new order growth accelerating slightly,” Markit said. “Nonetheless, employment fell sharply, and confidence regarding future business prospects remained relatively weak,” it added.Residential construction contracted at its fastest pace since April 2009. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Wednesday 5 January 2011 5:06 am whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp center_img John Dunne UK construction in unexpected fall Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Nigeria’s NLRC partners NFIU for illegal operator crackdown

first_img“Recently, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NFIU that aims to combat money laundering and terrorism financing in the Nigerian gaming sector,” Gbajabiamila continued. It has been in discussions over a number of potential collaborations to strengthen these efforts, Gbajabiamila explained, and believed the NFIU agreement was an “important milestone” in this ongoing enforcement. Nigeria’s NLRC partners NFIU for illegal operator crackdown “We know that working with partners helps bring together available resources for the purpose of achieving more impact, greater sustainability and increased value to all stakeholders,” he explained. “Today the National Lottery Regulatory Commission is proud to call NFIU our partner. NLRC director general Lanre Gbajabiamila said “financial leakages” to the unlicensed sector was an ongoing issue that the regulator was looking to stamp out. Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Earlier this year the NLRC also struck a deal to work with the country’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to crack down on unscrupulous behaviour by gambling businesses. This prompted the NLRC to warn that federal licences issued to the ten gave them the right to operate in Lagos State, something that the local regulator disputes. “Our alliance and mutual cooperation are now more imperative, and as responsible agencies, it is our duty to keep pace with the dynamic and growing complexity of the modern lottery industry which features multi-channel availability, the electronic delivery of play, and complex financial transactions.”center_img 25th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy The Nigerian Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) is seeking to work with the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to stop gamblers in the country playing via unregulated sites. However, the legal status of operators in Nigeria is far from clear, with some state regulators refusing to recognise the federal licences issued by the NLRC. Through the new agreement certain elements of the NLRC’s activities will be integrated into the NFIU’s processes, with a particular focus on issues such as capital flight, tax evasion, the non-disclosure of financial transactions and movements of illicit funds. Regions: Africa Western Africa Nigeria AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter NFIU chief executive Modibbo Tukur has advised the gambling regulator to flag specific areas that need to be fully incorporated into the watchdog’s systems. Regulation The Lagos State Lottery board, which is responsible for gambling in Nigeria’s largest urban population centre, in May blacklisted ten operators for conducting business in its jurisdiction without a local licence.last_img read more

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ISA investors! Should you buy this safe-haven stock before next week

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Are diamonds and listed diamond producers brilliant safe-haven assets to buy alongside gold? There could be some logic behind the answer being yes.Both diamonds and gold have eternal appeal thanks to their immense sentimental qualities. There have also been products launched in recent years that allow investors to buy a package of investment-grade polished diamonds as an alternative to cash or other flight-to-safety assets.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…But before you rush off to research diamond firms, think twice. A quick look at stones prices suggests that the sparklers are anything but a trusted lifeboat in troubled times. According to the RapNet Diamond Index, values of one-carat pieces dropped 6.8% in March as coronavirus fears rattled buyer appetite.Compare this to gold’s price ascent over the recent months. The yellow metal touched fresh seven-year peaks around $1,750 per ounce earlier this week. And some are tipping new record peaks above $2,000 in the months ahead.Locked downThe recent global lockdown has delivered a hammerblow to diamond prices. Travel restrictions have hampered stone auctions and the processing of polished product, particularly so in the manufacturing hotbed of India.Market conditions are likely to remain tough even when Covid-19-related quarantine measures are eased. Sales of diamonds in key markets like the US and China have been in the toilet for the past couple of years. It’s a result of tense trade talks between the two countries that have worsened the global economic slowdown. With a pandemic-related recession just around the corner, it’s likely that demand from these critical territories will sink still further.There’s another reason why diamond prices have performed much more weakly than gold. Natural diamonds have come under intense attack from the synthetic stone segment in recent years. Technological developments mean that the quality of lab-grown products have improved markedly. Gold, meanwhile, has no artificial rival to try and bat away.Cheap for a reasonDespite this cloudy outlook, diamond digger Gem Diamonds (LSE: GEMD) has witnessed some healthy dip buying of its shares in April. It’s a trend that has lifted the small-cap back above the recent all-time lows around 27p hit in March. Prices of 34p were last reported.It’s likely that Gem Diamonds’ cheapness could attract even more buyers in the days ahead. At recent values, it commands a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8 times. Buyer beware, though: the multitude of market troubles mean it trades at low cost for a very good reason.No safe havenThe company, which produces stones in the southern African nation of Lethoso, made $7.8m from its latest tender in March. This was down a shocking 18% from what it realised at the last small diamond sales event in December.Gem Diamonds is also facing troubles on the operational front. It was forced to shutter its Letšeng mine for an initial three weeks following advice from the government there. News that it is to remain closed during the Q1 update on Tuesday (April 21) could sink its share price once more, as could scary commentary on the weak diamond market. I think this alleged safe-haven stock should be avoided at all costs. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Sunday, 19th April, 2020 | More on: GEMD ISA investors! Should you buy this safe-haven stock before next week Royston Wild 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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London Wasps add to their 2011/12 squad with three new signings

first_imgSTOCKPORT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 29: Chris Mayor of Northampton Saints in action during the LV Anglo Welsh Cup match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at Edgeley Park on January 29, 2010 in Stockport, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) Simon McIntyre added: “Front row is a position where you are learning all the time as a young player and a new environment I hope can help me take my game to the next level.”Chris Mayor said: “I’ve had a great experience with a developing team in Parma over the last year, having wanted to spend a season in a totally different environment. I feel I have a good few years left in me at Premiership level. Wasps is a great club with a strong heritage and I am looking forward to being part of a new era there.” London Wasps Chief Executive Chris Thomas said: “We are pleased to be able to bring in two young and exciting props who we will look to develop into the first team in the coming seasons. We are looking to create long-term strength in depth throughout the squad, especially in pivotal positions in the front row, and we have identified these two young players as two for the future. Chris Mayor is a player with plenty of Premiership experience and his ability to cover a range of positions in the backs will be a big bonus.”Lewis Thiede said: “I’m really pleased to be linking up with a Premiership club and am looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. With some great coaches and some experienced players, London Wasps is the perfect place for me to develop and grow.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Chris Mayor at Northampton in 2009/10London Wasps have snapped up two exciting young English props as the club strengthens the depth in its squad.Lewis Thiede joins the Wasps Academy from Doncaster, after an impressive season with the Championship side, while Simon McIntyre joins from Sale having already represented England at U18 level.Wasps will also welcome Chris Mayor to the squad for next season with the former Northampton centre returning to the Premiership after a stint in Italy.The two 20-year-old props are seen as signings for the future and they will look to learn from experienced props already at the club such as internationals Tim Payne and Zak Taulafo, while Mayor will add senior experience to key back-line positions including centre and wing.Mayor is primarily a centre but can play in a number of positions across the backline. The rugby league convert, who has played for England at 7s and U21 level, has a wealth of previous Premiership experience with Sale and Northampton and has spent the past year playing in Italy.last_img read more

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6 successful gaming for good & livestreaming campaigns

first_imgMake-A-Wish GameStarsMake-A-Wish UK launched its ongoing GameStars a year ago in February 2020) and so far it’s raised enough money to grant around six Wishes.The charity felt that its audiences would be particularly aligned to this fundraising mechanism because so many of the children and young people its supports have changed their wishes, due to Covid restrictions, and instead requested gaming equipment.This was already a popular Wish but has come into its own because of the level playing field it creates amongst peers and the safe way it enables friends to have fun together despite lockdown.GameStars simply asks people to game, either livestreamed, or with friends and family and raise funds for the charity, and the charity offers lots of support on its website to help people with the setting up of a fundraising page and a livestream, and with encouraging donations.Make-A-Wish UK has seen engagement via livestreams and online fundraising pages from a range of audiences including Wish children themselves who chose to fundraise for it so that other seriously ill children can have a Wish.The charity intends to keep developing the campaign. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Jingle JamJingle Jam, the world’s biggest games charity event, raised over £2m for good causes in a fortnight last year.Taking place in December, Jingle Jam saw streamers across the globe raise funds for 12 charitable projects in both the UK and internationally. People could choose which of the 12 to donate to, including to The Grand Appeal for a new state-of-the-art facility at Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Mental Health Foundation to fund research to improve the wellbeing of gamers, and SpecialEffect to fund two new games with EyeGaze.Jingle Jam asks participants to donate £25 or more to one of the projects via Tiltify to access the Jingle Jam 2020 Games Bundle of 35+ PC games and add-on content worth over £400 individually. This includes content for titles such as Among Us and Call Of Duty, as well as full titles including Starbound and Transistor. There are also official Jingle Jam livestreams, which can be followed at https://www.twitch.tv/yogscast.Since launch in 2011, it has raised over $20m and sold 500,000 bundles. In the last two years alone it has seen 30 million views. Melanie May | 3 February 2021 | News  357 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Main image: Make-A-Wish UK GameStars Cancer Research UK Very 2020 Race for LifeDue to the pandemic, Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life mass participation events were cancelled in 2020 with the charity running its first live streaming series for Race for Life instead, adapting its mass group events into live-streamed interactive campaigns.Live streaming agency Groovy Gecko supported Cancer Research UK with its first ever Race for Life at Home Facebook live stream series, which streamed over several weeks in April and May. Celebrities including singer Jake Quickenden and TV presenter Chloe Madeley led livestreamed workouts with viewers able to submit questions and share personal experiences in a private pop-up box on-screen, moderated by the hosts.These events were followed by Facebook Live event ‘A Very 2020 Race for Life’, hosted by TV presenter Alex Jones in September. 55,000 viewers tuned in to the Race for Life Facebook page to experience elements of an event day, including hearing from people affected by cancer, a minute’s silence to remember loved ones and a warm up routine. After the live stream participants were invited to set off on their own 5k in local parks and neighbourhoods.By November, the Race for Life Facebook Live events had seen 280,000 total views and over 2,600 comments sent in. In total, Race for Life raised £2.8m, with Race for Life at Home raising £274,094 and a Very 2020 Race for Life raising £2,573,789. GameBlastGameBlast is an annual event run in aid of SpecialEffect, and the UK’s biggest annual charity gaming marathon weekend. It asks people to play to raise funds to help it enable more gamers with physical disabilities to play the games they want to.Taking place in February, it invites gamers to organise their own gaming event over the course of a weekend (this year: 26-28 February), whether it’s a marathon livestream, speed run, esports tournament or virtual pub quiz.The marathon gaming weekend is live streamed via Twitch, and last year raised over £150,000 for the charity. Thornberry Animal Sanctuary’s Christmas livestreamOn a smaller scale but just as successful, last December saw over £6,500 raised for a Sheffield animal sanctuary through a Christmas charity livestream.Gala Bingo teamed up with reality star and animal rights activist, Pete Wicks, for a festive charity livestream that raised funds for Thornberry Animal Sanctuary.Gala Bingo research had revealed that two in five dog owners admit to having given up a dog in the past, with one in 25 of those who have given up dogs leaving them as strays. In response, the company joined forces with Thornberry Animal Sanctuary and TOWIE’s Pete Wicks, to host a Facebook livestream fundraiser at its Dinnington site on 13 December.Streamed from Gala Bingo’s Facebook page, the event saw Wicks playing Christmas-themed games with the rescue dogs to raise money for the charity, as well as giving out prizes to viewers, such as Christmas hampers, restaurant vouchers and, for one watcher, a £500 shopping voucher.Alongside the dogs, Pete was also joined by local star, Maria Wilds from Love Island, and the sanctuary’s volunteers who explained the importance of responsible dog ownership. The broadcast also featured a surprise visit from a pair of miniature ponies!The two-hour livestream saw over 11,000 viewers and had a social reach exceeding 32,000 people. Over £6,500 was raised for the charity, £5,000 of which was donated by Gala Bingo. 6 successful gaming for good & livestreaming campaigns 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. Tagged with: Gaming Gaming and livestreaming were already big before the pandemic struck but participation has really taken off with more people stuck at home, opening up the opportunities for charities.Research commissioned by Make-A-Wish UK last year revealed that of 2,000 people questioned by YouGov, 40% said that someone in their household plays video games. Of those gaming households, 30% said they played for more than 10 hours a week before lockdown, rising to 50% during lockdown. And, 16% of gamers said they would donate to another gamer’s fundraising livestream or charity crowdfunding page.The number of charities using gaming and livestreaming as ways to engage and fundraise is also steadily increasing.Here are 6 examples of successful gaming for good and fundraising livestream campaigns, from the big to the small. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8fHZwwHEhs[/youtube]Aerobility Armchair AirshowWith airshows around the world grounded last summer, this 4-hour livestream took place in June last year, and brought the thrill of flight to living rooms, raising enough money to enable 240 flights for people with disabilities.Presenters of the Armchair Airshow included George Bacon, voice of many UK aviation events and display pilot, and Mike Ling – the Red Arrows’s longest serving pilot, and the livestream included previously unseen air display material, in-cockpit cameras and footage from a number of aircraft including a Spitfire and Concorde, pilot commentary, live pilot interviews including with Red Arrows pilots, and footage from NASA, USAF, The Blades, and The Red Arrows.The event was free to view on the Aerobility YouTube channel and on Facebook Live. Viewers were invited to text to donate, and there was also an auction.last_img read more

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Albany, N.Y., protest demands fracking ban

first_imgAnti-fracking demonstration in Albany, N.Y., Jan. 9.WW photo: Peter CookMore than 1,000 people from throughout New York state converged on Albany Jan. 9 to demand that Gov. Andrew Cuomo respond to the people and not the natural gas corporations by immediately announcing a statewide ban against hydraulic fracturing. The large energy companies in this state and their allies in Albany would like to extract natural gas that is trapped in the widespread rock formation known as Marcellus Shale through the process called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.Fracking involves injecting into the shale millions of gallons of water containing sand and a “cocktail” of  highly toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. This process creates enough pressure to shatter the shale, keep the fractures open and release the natural gas, which is then pumped to the surface.So far, widespread opposition to this plan has prevented the corporations from fracking in New York. All that could change shortly if the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation and the governor decide to ignore the people and the scientific evidence and implement a new set of regulations that would allow fracking.Based on available scientific evidence and experience in Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, Ohio and elsewhere, fracking would cause irreparable damage to the environment by polluting drinking water and the air by releasing methane and radon gases and a host of other highly toxic chemicals into the environment.A recent study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has confirmed earlier findings that the rate of methane leakage from natural gas fields would be much higher than previously anticipated.  These findings contradict the claim by the natural gas industry and their supporters that the use of natural gas would benefit the environment.Folk singers Pete Seeger and Natalie Merchant joined the protesters, who made it clear that they were going to continue to “Stand up and fight back.” The rally was organized by dozens of groups, including New Yorkers Against Fracking, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Shaleshock and Frack Free Catskills.— Peter CookFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Seton Catholic Basketball Star Making a Difference Overseas

first_img Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Seton Catholic Basketball Star Making a Difference Overseas Previous articleCOVID case at Australian Open hotel cancels play at tuneupsNext articleWatson? Newton? Smith? Allen? Washington explores QB options Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Facebook Isabella DiGiovanni and friend Connor Nannen, started a gift firm, Sand Custom Designs, selling imported canvas tote bags. A portion of the sales will be sent to India, where they benefit a local school supporting and educating women.last_img read more

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Is a Recession on the Way?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Is a Recession on the Way? in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: HOUSING Recession Zillow July 25, 2019 3,276 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago According to experts, the next recession is on its way, and could begin next year. According to the Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey, conducted quarterly by Pulsenomics, a panel of more than 100 real estate economists and experts concluded that the next recession will likely begin in 2020.Half of Zillow’s survey respondents said that the next recession will start in 2020, and around 19% stated that Q3 2019 will likely be the beginning of the recession. Another 35% of experts think the current expansion will end in 2021.According to Zillow, trade policy will be a driving force behind the next recession, with only a few experts, just 12 respondents, pointing toward housing as a significant factor.”Housing slowdowns have been a major component, if not catalyst, for economic recessions in the past, but that won’t be the case the next time around, primarily because housing will have worked out its kinks ahead of time,” said Skylar Olsen, Zillow Director of Economic Research. “Housing markets across the country are already heading into a potential correction a solid year before the overall economy is expected to experience the same. The current housing slowdown is in some ways a return to balance that will help increase the resiliency of the housing market when the next recession does arrive.” Housing may not be the cause, but it will likely still feel the impact of the next recession. About 51% of survey respondents stated that home buying demand will be somewhat or significantly lower in 2020 compared with 2019, and Zillow notes that Homes will likely stay on the market longer and bidding wars will become less common. However, a recession may not result in a plunge in home values. Home prices are predicted to rise 4.1% in 2019, and 2.8% in 2020, down from the Q2 2018 prediction of 2.9% growth.”More than any other factor with the potential to impact home-buying demand through 2020, mortgage rates are viewed by our expert panel to be most significant,” said Pulsenomics Founder Terry Loebs. Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. HOUSING Recession Zillow 2019-07-25 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Is a Recession on the Way? Previous: Will GDP Impact Fed’s Decision to Cut Interest Rates? Next: Update on National Vacancy Rates Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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The global relevance of the Scotia Arc: An introduction

first_imgThe Scotia Arc, situated between South America and Antarctica, is one of the Earth’s most important ocean gateways and former land bridges. Understanding its structure and development is critical for the knowledge of tectonic, paleoenvironmental and biological processes in the southern oceans and Antarctica. It extends from the Drake Passage in the west, where the Shackleton Fracture Zone forms a prominent, but discontinuous, bathymetric ridge between the southern South American continent and the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula to the active intra-oceanic volcanic arc forming the South Sandwich Island in the east. The tectonic arc comprises the NSR to the north and to the south the South Scotia Ridge, both transcurrent plate margins that respectively include the South Georgia and South Orkney microcontinents. The Scotia and Sandwich tectonic plates form the major basin within these margins. As the basins opened, formation of first shallow sea ways and then deep ocean connections controlled the initiation and development of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which is widely thought to have been important in providing the climatic conditions for formation of the polar ice-sheets. The evolution of the Scotia Arc is therefore of global palaeoclimatic significance. The Scotia Arc has been the focus of increasing international research interest. Many recent studies have stressed the links and interactions between the solid Earth, oceanographic, palaeoenvironmental and biological processes in the area. This special issue presents new works that summarize significant recent research results and synthesize the current state of knowledge for the Scotia Arc.last_img read more

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KFH considers leaving Rightmove as it trials Zoopla at selected branches

first_imgKinleigh Folkard & Hayward (KFH), one of London’s most high profile and largest estate agencies, has decided to trial returning to Zoopla with ten of its 62 branches.The experiment will last for 12 months and include sales and rental properties uploaded from its Fulham, Bayswater, Clerkenwell, Earls Court, Chelsea, Holland Park, Marylebone, South Kensington, St John’s Wood and Brook Green branches.In its statement on the deal, KFH has hinted that it may be considering de-listing from Rightmove, saying that it will be monitoring Zoopla’s performance closely and comparing to the UK’s No.1 portal’s performance. KFH also lists OnTheMarket and was one of the early backers of the then mutually-owned portal.KFH’s decision to relist partially with Zoopla makes it the fourth high-profile agency to re-join the portal in recent months including Carter Jonas, Strutt & Parker and Humberts.For historic reasons Zoopla is in many areas of London the most dominant portal compared to its competitors OTM and Rightmove, particularly in lettings.For example, it lists 45,000 rental properties within the capital compared to Rightmove’s 43,000.“In recent months we have been keeping a close eye on the portal landscape and have been impressed with the offering from Zoopla, and are attracted by the value for money and property market insights the business offers,” says Paul Masters, Group Operations Director at KFH (left).Charlie Bryant, Zoopla’s MD, says: “Since de-listing [from the stock market], our long-term approach has allowed us to refocus all efforts on delivering an exceptional offering to clients.“We believe that in London particularly we are the only choice for agents, representing the best value for money and offering agents real returns for their businesses.”KFH Rightmove Paul Masters Charlie Bryant Zoopla April 5, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentSteve Way, Oxlets Ltd Oxlets Ltd 5th April 2019 at 2:33 pmGo Zoopla & OTM !!! I wonder if this is the beginning of the re-evaluation of the perception that we can’t live without Rightmove. Value for money, that’s what it’s all about. I would argue that more and more agents, mainly the small independents at present (me very much included),but hopefully more of the big ones too in time, will be re-evaluating the whole Rightmove thing. Think where you could re-direct the savings – social media coverage, upgrading the features on the other sites perhaps. This is really encouraging news and I hope Zoopla win the day on this one. At the end of the day, I wonder how much of the decision will be based on true portal performance and how much is actually down to the extremely high membership costs imposed by RM and the savings that could be made. I will shortly be listing with Zoopla and OTM exclusively and I really think there could be life after Rightmove. Discuss?? Up to you…..have a lovely weekend.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » KFH considers leaving Rightmove as it trials Zoopla at selected branches previous nextMarketingKFH considers leaving Rightmove as it trials Zoopla at selected branches63-branch London agency says it will spend next 12 months comparing the two portals’ performance before making a decision on which to pick.Nigel Lewis5th April 20191 Comment3,150 Viewslast_img read more

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