John Dunne Consumer confidence plunges whatsapp Share Consumer morale plunged in November to its lowest since the UK was in the depths of recession, as the announcement of government spending cuts raised fears over the future, a survey showed.The Nationwide Consumer Confidence index fell 7 points to 45 in November, its fourth consecutive fall and the lowest since March 2009.The poll was conducted in the four weeks after the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, which spelled out details of the deepest spending cuts since World War Two. The cuts are expected to cost hundreds of thousands of public sector jobs.The index gauging people’s expectations for the next six months fell to 61 in November from 70 in October, also the lowest since March 2009.The spending index fell 13 points on the month to 79, the lowest since November 2008.“The Spending Review may well have been a contributing factor to this shift, as consumers digested the impact of this on their own situations,” said Nationwide chief economist Martin Gahbauer.“However, with average earnings growth not keeping up with inflation, consumers may be finding that their purchasing power has been eroded.” whatsapp Friday 17 December 2010 2:40 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL
Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Stats Perform strikes data deal with Cricket South Africa 7th July 2020 | By contenteditor Sports data and artificial intelligence technology specialist Stats Perform has entered into a new partnership with Cricket South Africa (CSA), the sport’s governing body in the country. Sports data and artificial intelligence technology specialist Stats Perform has entered into a new partnership with Cricket South Africa (CSA), the sport’s governing body in the country.Under the agreement, Stats Perform will serve as CSA’s exclusive official data partner, covering South African home international fixtures across all formats and CSA’s domestic competitions.Stats Perform’s Opta and RunningBall brands will collect, analyse and deliver official and ball-by-ball event data to global broadcast, media, and betting operators.CSA’s coaches, analysts and performance staff working with each Mzansi Super League franchise will also have access to Stats Perform’s ProVision recruitment tool to help inform player selection and opposition analysis.In addition, Stats Perform will distribute exclusive live match video streams to licensed sportsbook operators via its Watch&Bet betting platform, as well as deliver news clips to media through its editorial content service.“With an unrivalled breadth of distribution into sportsbooks, global media and broadcast, as well as an unrivalled pedigree for collecting deep, accurate and fast data, Stats Perform was the perfect partner for us,” CSA chief commercial executive Kugandrie Govender said.“They will help us improve on-field performances through deep and accurate data and analysis software, commercialise our properties and engage with fans at home and overseas.”Stats Perform’s chief rights officer Alex Rice added. “We look forward to ensuring that the CSA coaching team get invaluable data and video insights, and maximising significant opportunities for global engagement.“Through our new agreement, Stats Perform data and video will be used to analyse performance on the pitch and improve the way it is experienced and understood by fans; we look forward to providing a premium in-play gaming experience, improved data insights and providing more content for sponsors.”The new deal comes after CSA last week also entered into a partnership with Betway, under which the online gambling operator will serve as an official partner. Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Regions: Africa Southern Africa South Africa AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter read more
Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileSoap & Allied Industries Limited is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of laundry, household cleaning, and personal care products in Mauritius. Within the company’s production line there are household cleaners for kitchens, bathrooms, floors, walls, beauty soaps, perfumed and non-perfumed bleaches to clean, disinfect, and deodorise, cosmetics that include shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, liquid soaps, liquid soap refills, custom made soaps for hotels and resorts, and dishwashing liquids offered. The company offers contract manufacturing services for retail chains as well and exports its product internationally, to countries that include, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Soap & Allied Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. read more
Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. read more
The ability to pick and mix their style will be hugely important as the tournament reaches its finale – an ability that is, so far, seemingly lacking in the other nations.An inverted ItalyWith Italy, the result is rarely in question, so we are merely left analysing the manner of the defeat, which in this instance was peculiar.We’re used to seeing Italy being blown away in the last 20 minutes of a game. It is the cruel reality of Test rugby that the lower nations simply don’t have the squad depth on the bench to compete for the full 80 minutes.But this loss was different. Italy weren’t shredded in the last 20 but the first. They were 21-0 down after just 22 minutes, 28 nil down after 40 minutes and forced Ireland into making just 60 tackles after 60 minutes – that’s only one hit a minute.Line of duty: Edoardo Gori scored one of Italy’s three tries in Dublin. Photo: Getty ImagesHaving lost the game before many people had finished chewing their match pie, Italy then went on to score three neatly-executed tries in the final 25 minutes – the total opposite of the Test rugby narrative we are used to.The question of whether Italy are progressing quickly enough to justify their position in the tournament won’t dissipate until they are at least capable of winning one Six Nations game every season, but at least on Saturday they lost ‘differently’, although I doubt that will please Conor O’Shea.Related: Ireland 56-19 Italy match reportGreig Laidlaw adds calm to chaosScotland are a different team with Greig Laidlaw at nine. Against France his calm helped control Scotland’s wonderfully effective chaos, which they simply weren’t able to do against Wales.With a selection of ‘ballers’ in the back-line, Scotland really benefitted from the consistency that Laidlaw provides. He may not scorch many back-row forwards or deliver 40-yard breaks, but you know exactly where he is going to be and where he is going to pass the ball.Control: Greig Laidlaw puts in a box-kick against France. Photo: Getty ImagesThe Huw Jones try is a prime example. Many scrum-halves would have spotted the broken defensive line and tried to exploit the gap themselves. Laidlaw didn’t. He spotted the gap and passed the ball into the hole and Jones flew through unopposed.LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION OFFERSNowhere was the calming effect more evident than with the goalkicking. A 100% completion, eight from eight, which was invaluable when you consider that Finn Russell was having one of his more erratic games.Laidlaw’s inclusion proved that whilst it is fantastic to have a back-line that has the wonderful unpredictability of a loose hosepipe, sometimes you need someone to grab hold of that hosepipe and point it in the right direction.Teddy Thomas is on fireWhilst France as a team are serving up vin ordinaire, Teddy Thomas delivered another vintage Six Nations performance. His tries against Scotland, as with the one against Ireland, were worthy of a place on any Six Nations DVD.Thomas’s style of wing play is a stark difference to that of fellow wing Virimi Vakatawa and many others in the Top 14, where muscular, contact-seeking finishers are in vogue.Opening act: Teddy Thomas scores his first try against Scotland. Photo: Getty ImagesThe ability to step sharply from his right peg seems to have caught the Six Nations defences off-guard, with defenders regularly showing him the inside. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS From England’s kicking kings to Ireland’s pick-and-mix styles, Paul Williams reflects on round two of the 2018 Six Nations Six Nations 2018 Round Two – Six things we learnt England’s kicking masterclassSometimes rugby isn’t about hands, it’s about feet. The opening 30 minutes of England v Wales in the Six Nations were as fine a showing of tactical kicking as you’ll see this season.With Leigh Halfpenny forced to withdraw because of a foot infection, Owen Farrell moved Gareth Anscombe into the sort of awkward positions that you’d usually see on a yoga mat and his kick through for Jonny May’s first try was worthy of the Ballon D’or.Kick-start: George Ford used his boot well against Wales. Photo: Getty ImagesBe it high balls or short angled ‘rollers’, Farrell and George Ford made sure that the Welsh back three simply couldn’t maintain their orthodox positioning.But the effectiveness of England’s tactics didn’t end with their kicking alone, it also had the effect of polluting Wales’ kicking game. Struggling under the high ball, there was no time for calm and composed kick returns.The aim of a good kick return is to find grass, not a player, but when Wales were trying to find green, they often hit Mike Brown, who was simply magnificent and well worth his Man of the Match award.Related: Eddie Jones gives explosive post-match interviewNo way through for Wales Apparently, it can take up to 450 years for plastic to degrade in the ocean. If you lobbed England’s defensive line from the Wales game into the sea, it would arguably take longer to breakdown. It was awesome.Blitzing the 10-12 channel meant that Wales weren’t able to pass to the second and third receivers as they did against Scotland. The flick-on passes that we have recently seen from Wales weren’t an option and the Welsh carriers were forced to cut back inside towards contact.Stop sign: Alun Wyn Jones is swamped by the England defence. Photo: Getty ImagesWith Wales set up for their new passing game, the body angles were often not right to take contact and we witnessed even Alun Wyn Jones going backwards in contact – seeing AWJ doing rugby’s moonwalk is a rare sight indeed.As Wales retreated in contact, the back row were reduced to running lateral, almost backward arcs, into the breakdown. And with the resulting slow ball, Wales found themselves running into a defensive line that was as tightly packed as an old box of Sugar Puffs.Wales shouldn’t be overly despondent. They were hugely competitive against the second best team in the world, who are currently on a winning run that even All Blacks coaches dream of. Wales may have lost, but they are moving forward.Related: England 12-6 Wales match reportA perfectly balanced IrelandIreland delivered a wonderfully balanced performance against Italy. There was no over-reliance on any one aspect of their game.Eight tries scored is normally an indication that the back-line were offloading the ball like traders ditching crypto-currency, but that wasn’t the case at all. This was a performance built on the symmetry between backs and forwards.Fancy feet: Jordan Larmour won his first Ireland cap against Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesThe rolling maul was as effective, and beautiful, as Jordan Larmour’s lateral movement. Peter O’Mahony’s lineout work was as aesthetically pleasing as Jack Conan’s inside angle to create an overlap for Conor Murray’s try.All of which was wrapped up in another classic Johnny Sexton performance where his simple loop, which should be as easy to read as Harry Potter, became as difficult to interpret as Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Number One: Farrell gets our nod for the best player in the world right now (Getty Images) Thomas’s performance wasn’t solely a lesson in attacking wing play. He regularly crossed from his wing to sweep up the ball as part of the French kick defence. Well played Teddy – and anyone who selected him in their fantasy teams.Related: Scotland 32-26 France match report read more
Germany “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudioWritten by Karissa Rosenfield Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451355/unstudio-selected-to-design-baumkirchen-mitte-tower-in-munich Clipboard CopyUNStudio has been announced as winner of a competition to design a 60-meter residential and office tower in Munich. Planned to be the “focal point” of the Baumkirchen Mitte development, the project will feature 13,000 square meters of “neutral” office space that promotes “flexibility” and “creativity” as well as 5,500 square meters of contemporary apartment units that each share a strong, private connection with the surrounding landscape. Read on for the architect’s description…Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudioNew Work Concentrated individual work, brainstorming sessions and impromptu meetings are fast becoming part of contemporary work culture and require spaces and layouts that can respond flexibly to these new demands. In UNStudio’s design neutral spaces, such as foyers, lobbies and meeting areas are used to establish the identity of the building. The design combines both zones that guarantee maximum flexibility for varying combinations of users and exclusively designed areas that provide spaces for communication and creativity.Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudioNew Living Changing demands and expectations in contemporary living form the starting point for the residential areas within UNStudio’s design. Flexible accommodation types are incorporated which afford variable constellations and offer the possibility to combine adjacent units. In addition, flexible floor plans enable a variety of configurations in the apartment layouts, thereby directly addressing the specific and individual needs of the residents. Save this picture!”Living in the open”. Image Courtesy of UNStudioOutdoor spaces vary in scale and form an integral part of the apartments. The living experience is therefore not confined to the dwellings alone, but instead begins as you arrive at the building and enter the circulation areas. Thereafter it extends into shared and private outdoor spaces. This extension of the living concept stimulates interaction between residents and creates a balance between activated public spaces and the need for privacyDuality Ben van Berkel: “In the design for the facade of the building we chose for an articulated sobriety, incorporating contrasting scales of detail. The horizontal bands which wrap and organize the building present a sober articulation from a distance, however as you get closer to the building you discover a refined scale of intricate, complex detailing.” Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudio The facade design reflects the duality of the program, with two contrasting materials defining the look and feel of the building. Bright metal forms the background, lending the structure a contemporary and light aesthetic, whilst the contrasting use of wood affords the building the appearance of a custom-made furniture piece for the urban space. Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudioA Sustainable Living Landscape The remaining traces on the location of a previous rail yard form the blueprint for the structure of the roof gardens. The linear frameworks in the landscaping of the gardens accommodate fields of kitchen gardens and play areas, as well as rows of ornamental grasses and flowering perennials and are inspired by the spontaneous vegetation of the track fields. Through the integration of vegetable gardens, systems for rainwater harvesting, composting and beekeeping areas the roof garden becomes more than just a recreation area. It additionally plays an important ecological role by contributing to a sustainable living environment. The sustainability concept for the complex is based on a requirement specific application of different types of façade, while reducing active technical building components.Save this picture!Courtesy of UNStudioArchitectsUNStudioDesign TeamBen van Berkel, Astrid Piber with Wouter de Jonge, Jan Schellhoff and Elisabeth Brauner, Abhijit Kapade, Grygorii Zotov, Steven Reisinger, Derrick Diporedjo, Mick Heijkens, Jürgen Heinzel, Patrick NoomeClientCA Immo, PATRIZIALandscapeOR else Landscapes, Breukelen, NLMEP & SustainabilityWerner Sobek, Stuttgart, DEFireHPP Berlin, München, DEBuilding Volume47716.0 m3 (BRI Above Ground)Building Site3820.0 m2Area18500.0 sqmProject Year2017PhotographsCourtesy of UNStudioProject Year2017PhotographsCourtesy of UNstudioArea18500.0 m2Project gallerySee allShow lessHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected ProjectsTunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten / Dietger Wissounig ArchitektenSelected Projects Share ArchDaily UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/451355/unstudio-selected-to-design-baumkirchen-mitte-tower-in-munich Clipboard “COPY” UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in MunichSave this projectSaveUNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich CopyAbout this officeUNStudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingMunichHousingResidentialMixed UseGermanyPublished on November 22, 2013Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. “UNStudio Selected to Design Baumkirchen Mitte Tower in Munich” 22 Nov 2013. 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Area: 145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940110/greenhouse-ottotto Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940110/greenhouse-ottotto Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, DTile, mcz Save this picture!© Alexander Bogorodskiy+ 53Curated by Matheus Pereira Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Oporto, Portugal Projects Architects: OTTOTTO Area Area of this architecture project GreenHouse / OTTOTTO Teresa Otto + Pedro Teixeira “COPY” 2020 Portugal Photographs: Alexander Bogorodskiy, Guiga Pirá Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeOTTOTTOOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortoOportoResidential ArchitecturePortugalPublished on May 25, 2020Cite: “GreenHouse / OTTOTTO” [GreenHouse / OTTOTTO] 25 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 25 April 2016 | News “The money raised by J D Wetherspoon helps us provide vital support for young cancer patients. Hundreds of families will have benefited directly from these funds. J D Wetherspoon is our longest-standing charity partner and has been an incredible support to so many children and young people with cancer. We are immensely grateful for the fundraising effort put in by staff and customers, which has enabled them to reach this amazing total.” 154 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Wetherspoon raises £12m for CLIC Sargent Picture: (l-r) Jemma Syms, CLIC Sargent Corporate Events Executive, Caroline Walters, Head of Personnel & Training at JD Wetherspoon and Charlie Straker, CLIC Sargent Corporate Account Coordinator. 153 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: corporate JD Wetherspoon J D Wetherspoon has raised £12 million for CLIC Sargent since becoming a charity partner in 2002. The total equates to an average £850,000 a year, with customers and staff participating in a wide range of fundraising events. Major recent events include a national pub-wide darts competition in March, which raised more than £200,000 and the Wetherspoons annual Kick five-a-side tournament, which raised more than £460,000.The partnership between J D Wetherspoon and CLIC Sargent began when pub chain founder Tim Martin sat opposite the then chief executive of the charity on a train. Martin was inspired to launch a partnership, with an initial target of £500,000.J D Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said:“We are extremely proud of our association with CLIC Sargent. Since 2002 our staff and customers have brilliantly supported our fundraising efforts. The fact that we have now raised £12 million for such a wonderful charity is thanks to them. We look forward to raising even more money in the future.”CLIC Sargent chief executive Kate Lee added: Advertisement 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. read more
April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation News Olympic prisoner Hu Jia News ChinaAsia – Pacific The list of cyber-dissidents China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further Reporters Without Borders discovered today that access to its main website (http://www.rsf.org) has again been blocked within China. The site had been accessible since 1 August, a week before the start of the Olympic Games.“Our website was accessible for just over a month in China,” the press freedom organisation said. “The freedom allowed to Chinese Internet users for the Beijing Olympic Games, which the authorities had promised, was just an illusion. There is no letup in online censorship in China. We call for the restoration of access to our site and all the other news and information sites that are blocked in China.”More than 13,000 Chinese Internet users, most of them based in Beijing, visited the Reporters Without Borders website (http://www.rsf.org) from 1 August until today.Almost 10,000 Internet users looked at the Chinese-language articles on the Reporters Without Borders site during the same period. The most-read article was the “Journey to the Heart of Internet Censorship” report (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=23921) that was issued on 10 October 2007. A few hours after its publication, Chinese cyber-censors had filtered its content in order to prevent its dissemination (http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=25318). The websites of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the BBC are still accessible although they continue to be “geoblocked” for Internet users in Tibet. The overseas Chinese news and human rights websites are also blocked, as is the site (http://www.torproject.org/) from which the censorship circumvention software TOR can be downloaded.According to a recent report by Chinese Human Rights Defenders (http://crd-net.org), Chinese ISPs are often given orders to restrict their users’ freedom of expression. The report gave the following examples of such directives:- 2 July 2007: Do not allow any comment about the fire at the Beijing University Ping Pong Coliseum. Remove all the comments already online and ensure that the following keywords do not open any page: “Fire at the Beijing University Ping Pong Coliseum” and “Beijing University Ping Pong Coliseum on fire.” Suppress any relevant report from online forums, blogs and other online information exchange platforms.- 6 August 2007: Do not say anything about the demonstration organised by certain foreigners outside the International Olympic Committee.- 13 August 2007: Delete the following expression from all sites: “Just one world, just one web and human rights: our appeals and recommendations for the Olympic Games.”According to Chinese Human Rights Defenders, the electronic surveillance extends to mobile phones, whose text messages can be intercepted and can be stopped if the authorities regard their content as “illegal.” ISPs also monitor emails, applying the same filtering directives as they do to blogs.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of the 50 cyber-dissidents who are currently in jail as a result of all this surveillance. Some of them have been held for nearly 10 years because of the views they expressed online. News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Download the “Journey to the Heart of Internet Censorship” report Receive email alerts Downlod the CHRD report (in chinese) China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Follow the news on China Reporters Without Borders discovered today that access to its main website (http://www.rsf.org) has again been blocked within China. The site had been accessible since 1 August, a week before the start of the Olympic Games. September 17, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders website blocked again inside China ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more read more