whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Thursday 17 March 2011 8:56 pm Tags: NULL Share Arbuthnot profits are flat as it warns of tough year 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap BOUTIQUE lender Arbuthnot Banking yesterday posted flat profits for last year and cautioned on difficult market conditions for the year ahead.The group, one of the oldest independent banks in London, posted pre-tax profits of £5.1m.Arbuthnot’s retail arm posted pre-tax profits of £8.5m, down from £10.2m a year earlier – although it saw underlying profits up 19 per cent after one off items.Its investment division hit pre-tax profits of £1m, after a £0.1m loss a year earlier, boosted by 16 corporate transactions.However, the bank warned market volatility, driven by tension in the Middle East and the disaster in Japan, could hit financial services firms.“There does seem to be a never ending stream of uncertainties. From the Middle East and Japan to the sovereign debt crisis. This is making the markets more difficult and that will have an effect.”
Consumer spending on sports betting also fell 16.7% from $6.6m in March to $5.5m in April, with players winning $4.4m in the process. Email Address Lower handle means Delaware betting revenue dips month-on-month in April Revenue from sports betting in Delaware declined 7.4% month-on-month in April, as player spending fell to a year-low of $5.5m (£3.9m/€4.5m) during the month. Read the full story on iGB North America. Delaware Park retained top spot in the state with $514,951 in sports betting revenue, as players wagered $3.2m at the facility during April. Total revenue in the four weeks to April 25 totalled $895,299, down from $966,752 in March. Year-on-year comparisons are not possible as the Delaware Lottery did not publish figures in April 2020 due to the closure of all retail sportsbooks due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Delaware currently only permits land-based sports betting. Topics: Finance Sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting Regions: Delaware Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 12th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Revenue Handle Delaware April
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Cricket Football Football “It’s a great honour for me to be first entrusted with the office of board member and later with the office of CEO and chairman of the Executive Board,” Kahn said in Bayern’s official press release.Also Read: Bundesliga edges past LaLiga in European Football League revenuesBundesliga 2019-20 Live streaming- When and where to watch Live telecast, Schedule, Timing, Venue“I would like to thank the supervisory Board, headed by Uli Hoeneß, for this trust. I am deeply connected with the club and it has decisively shaped my life. Sporting and financial success, solidarity with the fans, a responsible approach towards the club’s history and values – that is what FC Bayern stands for.“I would like to further develop these attributes in the future together with the staff, as well as my colleagues on the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board.”Kahn, who enjoyed a glittering playing career with Bayern after joining the Bavarian giants from Karlsruher in July 1994, had completed an MBA in general management after ending his pro career in 2008, and has also been working in the media.He made 781 appearances for the club, winning the Bundesliga eight times, six DFB Cups, as well as the 2000-01 UEFA Champions League and 1995-96 UEFA Cup.A UEFA Euro 1996 winner with also 86 international caps, Kahn had also helped guide Germany reach the 2002 FIFA World Cup final, where he became the first goalkeeper to win the Golden Ball as the tournament’s best player.Widely considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Kahn finished third in the voting for the Ballon d’Or in 2001 and 2002.“With an eye on the future, we are convinced that Oliver Kahn is the perfect solution for the position of CEO of FC Bayern München AG. Oliver was an important player in the history of our club,” said Hoeneß, while announcing that he will not stand for re-election as Bayern president.“He (Kahn) was captain of FC Bayern and the Germany national team for many years, he has won almost every title there is to win, and he has always led the way with dedication and determination. After his playing career, he earned an MBA in General Management and built up his own companies in parallel.“Oliver Kahn knows football, he knows business, and he carries the DNA of FC Bayern. We are convinced that Oliver Kahn is the right man to lead FC Bayern into the future.”Also Read: Bundesliga edges past LaLiga in European Football League revenuesBundesliga’s signs IMG as exclusive global licensing representative Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – August 31, 2019 Bundesliga club Bayern Munich has confirmed that German football team’s former iconic goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will succeed Karl-Heinz Rummeniggve as the club CEO in 2022.Rummenigge, Bayern’s chairman of the board since 2002, has announced earlier this year that he will not continue in the office after his present term expires on December 31, 2021. 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Architects: Lama Arhitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Radu Malașincu+ 29 Share Romania 2015 ArchDaily “COPY” Year: Projects Year: LAMA House / LAMA ArhitecturaSave this projectSaveLAMA House / LAMA ArhitecturaSave this picture!© Radu MalașincuHouses•Bucharest, Romania ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777884/lama-house-lama-arhitectura Clipboard Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuText description provided by the architects. Context: The project could be considered as daring because of its site proportions, a long but very narrow strip of land (7.5 X 40 M) with a blind wall on one side.Concept: The house was built for a family of 4, in order to protect its members and meet the needs as best as possible.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuDue to the shape of the site and its surroundings, the house resulted as a long and 4.5 mnarrow shape, attached to the neighbours blind wall. The facades and the layout of the house were built according to their position towards the public or private areas of its surrounding and the cardinal points.Save this picture!Floor PlansThe facades and the layout of the house had different approaches, given the orientation towards the public or private areas of the surroundings and the cardinal points. The best example would be the southern facade, moulded to work as a sun trap.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuLayout: The house was built so that it would have a small frontyard which provides entrance from the street, as well as a larger private backyard. The acces point inside the house is signaled by a burnt wooden box, the vestibule, attached to the white main volume of the house, thus creating a visual contrast.Save this picture!SectionThis project was build with consideration towards the main principles of passive housing. The southern facade opens large windows towards the private family backyard, without forgetting to shield itself from the sun. It uses passive shading creating a funnel shaped facade and a pergola. The main material used for the backyard facade is burnt wood. The image created is harmoniously integrated with the protected intimate garden, due to its organic refference and induced warmth.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuThe facades facing the street (North) and the neighbour on the left (East), due to the nearing position providing little privacy, are more opaque and sober. On all of the facades, the windows are larger at the bottom and smaller at the top, as to capture the right amount of light for each space.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuThe layout of the house uses the same principle as the facades, considering the position of the space towards public or private outlook, and the amount of received natural light. This is why towards the backyard (South) you will find primary functional areas such as the livingroom, the master bedroom and the children’s bedroom, whilst towards the street (North), the kitchen, bathrooms and the second floor terrace are positioned.This layout was primarily considered to have a functional structure.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuThe basement contains a hobby room, the utility room and storage space. The ground floor provides the outside acces via the vestibule, to the living area and the kitchen, and a downstairs cloakroom. On the first floor you will find the master bedroom with a dressing space, the family bathroomand a small bedroom for the family’s 2 year old baby . The second floor provides the third bedroom, a library, a bathroom, a storage closet and a private terrace.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuMaterials, Systems.For the exterior design, we used PU foam with white decorative finish, burnt pinewood, white painted steel frames for the openings and triple glazed windows with timber frames.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuThe performant triple glazed windows and the PU thermal foam togheter with the cellulose attic insulation, creates a thermal protection that is twice as efficient to the commonly used insulation means. A sustainable ventilation system was integrated, consisting of air tubes buried at the level of the building’s foundation.Save this picture!© Radu MalașincuRegarding the interior design, the walls were covered in protection mortar died white, and the oak floor has a natural colour. The livingroom ceiling purpusely left the exposed concrete, visible. Travertine plates were used for the acces hallway and inside the bathrooms .The staircase’s structure was built out of steel and kept with a natural lacquered appearence. Most of the furniture for the project was custom made.Project gallerySee allShow lessDaniel Libeskind on Immigration, New York City, and ‘the State of the World’Architecture NewsStudent Centre in the Arts University Bournemouth / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777884/lama-house-lama-arhitectura Clipboard Houses CopyEngineers:CONSPRO DevelopementInteractive Design:Andrei TudorArchitects In Charge:Dan Enache, Calin RaduCity:BucharestCountry:RomaniaMore SpecsLess Specs “COPY” 2015 Area: 225 m² Area: 225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs LAMA House / LAMA Arhitectura CopyAbout this officeLama ArhitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBucharestRomaniaPublished on November 30, 2015Cite: “LAMA House / LAMA Arhitectura” 30 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Workers at GM’s Oshawa plant in Canada at their UNIFOR union headquarters on Nov. 26, protesting planned job cutsWorkers in Michigan, Maryland, Ohio and Ontario, Canada, are in a state of shock after learning that General Motors intends to close their plants. On Nov. 26, with no advance warning from the company, auto workers at five plants in Metro Detroit; Baltimore, Md.; Lordstown, Ohio; and Oshawa, Ont., learned from news media their plants would stop producing current vehicles next year and were “unallocated” for any new product. Many workers will have to relocate to keep their jobs. Temporary workers and workers who work for subcontractors in the plants — such as janitors — won’t have that option. In addition, 8,000 nonunion salaried positions are being cut corporatewide in the U.S. Altogether 14,000 jobs are slated to go. The cuts in Canada represent 25 percent of GM’s union workforce.The job cuts will have a “multiplier effect” — many more jobs will be affected indirectly, from parts supplier plants to steel mills to public sector jobs affected by the drop in tax revenue. At least 10,000 workers in the Oshawa area produce components for the GM Assembly plant, for example. Plant closings are an act of corporate class war, not only against the workforce but against whole communities.Cities, neighborhoods, environment under corporate axeLordstown, Ohio, is located in Trumbull County, which abuts Mahoning County. These counties comprise the Youngstown-Warren area, parts of which became “ghost towns” since the steel industry shut down most of the mills a few decades ago. GM is one of the few manufacturers left in the area that provides good union jobs. When the auto complex opened in the 1960s, many thousands were employed there. More recently, sections of the Lordstown plant were permanently closed, with additional jobs lost to automation. Now the remaining 1,600 positions are on the chopping block.Detroit has been devastated by decades of plant closings and predatory lending that led to mass housing foreclosures and extortionate interest rates on public debt. The predominantly white suburbs have also suffered, but nowhere near as much as this impoverished African-American-majority city. Most of the city has been untouched by the mythical “comeback” story that has been fed to the rest of the country. That means the projected closing of the “Poletown” plant, part of which sits in Detroit and part in Hamtramck, would be a major blow to both cities. Hamtramck is a small, multinational city surrounded by Detroit.In the 1980s GM got Detroit’s elected officials to use “eminent domain” to acquire the site of Chrysler’s closed Dodge Main complex for its new plant, along with many residential properties in the surrounding area. This neighborhood was home to a large Polish community, sometimes referred to as “Poletown.” The destruction of the neighborhood was justified by the number of jobs the plant would provide. In addition, GM received city tax breaks for decades. After all these concessions, the company wants to close its only assembly plant in Detroit.Workers at the Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant are represented by Unifor, which was formed by the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. The CAW originally split from the United Auto Workers because the UAW had made concessions and was committed to labor-management cooperation. Nevertheless, in 2016 Unifor made some concessions to GM with the understanding that the Oshawa plant would be kept open. Now workers are being double-crossed.GM transmission plants in Baltimore, Md., and Warren, Mich., which formerly employed thousands, are both down to a few hundred workers due to outsourcing and automation. These workers and the surrounding communities will suffer if the plants shut down.What GM is doing is criminal! Yet it’s not unprecedented. The Detroit Three auto companies closed hundreds of plants since the 1970s, with GM closing the most. The company used its 2009 bankruptcy to shed another 16 plants, deemed excess capacity. Now, however, GM is not only back on its feet but making billions in record profits. Its comeback would not have been possible without massive financial assistance from both the U.S. and Canadian governments.GM is also reaping the benefits of Trump’s massive corporate tax cuts, but the company won’t use the windfall to invest in job-creating new products. GM is moving away from car production to focus on its most profitable vehicles — trucks and sport utility vehicles — the least fuel-efficient vehicles with the biggest carbon footprint. The automarker will ax its electric Chevy Volt along with the Chevy Cruze and other sedans, even its legendary Chevy Impala. This is environmental recklessness.GM got bailed out, but workers and communities are getting sold out.Profit motive behind the attacksWhen Trump imposed new tariffs on imported products, including steel and auto parts, this was presented as a measure to protect U.S. jobs. This was a colossal falsehood. In fact, companies are stating the tariffs raise the cost of production so much that they have to move work out of the country.While demagogic boasts that protectionist measures create jobs are proving false, it would be equally wrong to blame tariffs alone for a company’s decision to cut jobs in the U.S. True, when the cost of production goes up, profits go down. But a company makes a conscious decision to put its bottom line ahead of the interests of its workers, communities and the environment.GM made the justification that it wants to funnel resources into the latest technology — electric and self-driving vehicles — yet the company’s only electric vehicle is being discontinued. What hypocrisy!The capitalist drive for profit is behind GM’s decision to slash its workforce and eliminate vehicles with a lower profit margin. CEO Mary Barra stated in a Nov. 26 news release: “The actions we are taking today continue our transformation to be highly agile, resilient and profitable.”Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have made similar decisions to cut or eliminate car production in favor of trucks and SUVs for the same profit motive. Workers’ fightback needed to save jobsAfter GM’s announcement, Trump staged a Twitterfit, saying he will make GM keep the plants open by axing tax breaks tied to electric vehicle development. In fact, he has no legal power to do so. Trump’s bluster is empty posturing and will not save a single job. However, some workers might be fooled by his tough talk, especially if they contrast it to the weak response of the UAW’s top leadership. Nevertheless, it’s not right-wing demagogues but union workers at the point of production, in collaboration with community and environmental activists, who have the leverage to stay GM’s greedy hand and protect jobs. Some union leaders have made stronger statements. Regional Director Rich Rankin, who leads UAW Region 2B which includes Lordstown, has called for publicly shaming GM. Unifor President Jerry Dias said, “We are not going away without a fight.” (CTV, Nov. 26)Some union members hope this means their leaders will put up a real fight. But whatever happens or doesn’t happen at the top, rank-and-filers want to resist. When the Oshawa workers heard GM’s announcement of job cuts, they walked out and returned to work only after being directed to by union leaders. Poletown workers are discussing in-plant tactics to show GM they don’t accept the destruction of their jobs. UAW members in other plants are talking strike if the auto companies demand concessions in contract negotiations next fall.Conversations are starting about demanding that eminent domain be used again — not to seize property for the benefit of GM but to seize property back from GM and keep the plants open under labor-community control.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago With the housing market crash of 2008 more than seven years in the rear view mirror, default-related housing metrics have been considerably declining for a sustained period of time.One notable declining statistic that is a testament to returning stability in the housing market is that of residential mortgage loans that are seriously delinquent, or 60-plus days overdue. That number dropped from 1.97 million in November 2014 down to 1.65 million in November 2015, a decrease of 16 percent, according to data released by HOPE NOW.“Another key indicator of positive market stability is the decline in serious delinquency,” HOPE NOW Executive Director Eric Selk said. “HOPE NOW tracks those homeowners who are 60-plus days delinquent and we have reported a steady total of about 1.65 million borrowers for the past 5 months. This is a far cry from the nearly 2 million borrowers who were seriously delinquent just 18 months ago. This is a true testament to the hard work of the HOPE NOW Alliance and others, as well as the recent jobs report and economic recovery.”Black Knight Financial Services reported a similar decline in serious delinquencies in its December 2015 Mortgage Monitor released earlier this week. According to Black Knight, the number of residential mortgage loans that were 90-plus days past due but not in foreclosure totaled 808,000 at the end of December 2015, a decline of nearly 26 percent year-over-year from the nearly 1.09 million reported at the end of the year in 2014. The number of mortgages that were 30 days or more past due but not in foreclosure was 2.40 million in December 2015, an over-the-year decline of 15 percent (about 425,000 properties). According to Black Knight, it was the best calendar year performance for delinquencies since 2010.Despite the widespread overall drop in delinquencies, there are still isolated areas that need assistance, according to HOPE NOW. The alliance plans to continue its borrower outreach efforts with the same type of loss mitigation events which have been so successful for the last several years and particularly in 2015. The first one of the year will be in Tampa on February 10, at the CareerSource Tampa offices.“Several of the leading mortgage servicers and HUD approved non-profit counseling agencies will be on-site and provide free assistance to those homeowners in need,” Selk said. “HOPE NOW will be focused heavily on Florida this year as we work to help families in hard hit states.”Click here to view the Black Knight December 2015 Mortgage Monitor.Click here to view HOPE NOW’s November 2015 Mortgage Data.Black Knight December 2015 Mortgage Data Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fewer Serious Delinquencies Indicate Market Stability Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services HOPE NOW Seriously Delinquent Mortgages 2016-02-03 Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Fewer Serious Delinquencies Indicate Market Stability February 3, 2016 1,091 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fairholme CEO: ‘Common Sense Solution Will Prevail’ in Battle Over GSE Profits Next: How is Low Inventory Affecting the Housing Market? Related Articles Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services HOPE NOW Seriously Delinquent Mortgages The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe