OPEC sees economic strain of high oil prices

first_img whatsapp Share 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Monday 18 April 2011 2:19 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ OPEC sees economic strain of high oil prices alison.lock Costly oil could place a major strain on consumer countries with fragile economies, OPEC ministers have said, in their clearest statements yet that they believe fuel demand has shrunk.Leading OPEC member Saudi Arabia confirmed yesterday that the kingdom had cut output by more than 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) in March because of weak demand.Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said economic recovery was still weak in some countries.“The recovery remains patchy; in many countries unemployment remains at unacceptable levels,” Naimi told a meeting of Middle Eastern and Asian energy officials in Kuwait.Brent crude earlier this month rose above $127 (£77.80) a barrel, its highest level in more than two and a half years.It has since fallen towards $121, with yesterday’s sell-off attributed in part to Saudi Arabia’s comment on demand.“At these high price levels, spending on oil imports could represent a significant economic burden for many import-dependent countries,” Kuwait Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah said in a speech at the meeting.Consuming nations were the first to say the oil price is high enough to erode demand for fuel and knock back economic growth.Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the International Energy Agency, today reiterated comment that if oil prices remained around current levels, they could trigger a recession similar to the one begun in 2008, when oil prices hit a record of nearly $150 a barrel before collapsing to less than $40.“Already we are seeing some indication of the slowdown in demand, and it’s alarming,” Tanaka told Reuters. last_img read more

Managing betting integrity risks using data, tech and intelligence

first_imgHow betting fraud is evolving – the current trends in match-fixing and projections for the years aheadHow data, technology and intelligence combined to build successful cases against match-fixing in snooker and dartsHow betting operators can play their part to support integrity investigationsHow betting operators can protect against betting fraud Fraud Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovation Fraud Betting fraud is evolving. New technologies are being utilised, and bad actors are corrupting sport, cheating fans, and defrauding betting operators. Match-fixers are using social media to establish contacts, communicating via instant messaging apps, and hiding behind encrypted services. Using these tools, they are attempting to gain the upper hand against integrity investigators. 6th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy If this threat is realised, it presents a substantial threat to all levels of sport and the betting industry. Covid-19 has already impacted heavily on sports revenues and the revenues of betting operators, and further setbacks such as increases in the prevalence of betting fraud present a significant risk. Betting fraud is evolving. New technologies are being utilised, and bad actors are corrupting sport, cheating fans, and defrauding betting operators. Match-fixers are using social media to establish contacts, communicating via instant messaging apps, and hiding behind encrypted services. Using these tools, they are attempting to gain the upper hand against integrity investigators. Managing betting integrity risks using data, tech and intelligence Viewers will learn: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter This webinar is sponsored by Sportradar This challenge is being met head-on by those in the sports integrity field, with sporting investigators and betting integrity experts working together in the anti-match-fixing fight. In this webinar, Tom Mace, Jack Kennedy (Sportradar Integrity Services) and Nigel Mawer QPM (WPBSA & DRA) discussed their experiences, presenting real life case studies on betting fraud in football, snooker and darts, showing how data, technology and intelligence combined can help to join the dots, and bring the guilty parties to justice. The latest tools and techniques being utilised in the field will be discussed, including the use of account level betting data in tackling betting fraud and misuse of inside information, and how betting operators can play their part to help support the integrity ecosystem. Email Addresslast_img read more

Lafarge Zambia Plc HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Suheil Dawani elected primate of Anglican Province of Jerusalem and…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Middle East Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Tampa, FL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Featured Events Tags Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Martinsville, VA Posted May 18, 2017 Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Israel-Palestine, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Suheil Dawani elected primate of Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Suheil Dawani of the Diocese of Jerusalem has been elected as the next primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. He succeeds Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis, who has held the post since 2007.Full article. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA last_img read more

3V House / Studio MK27

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934789/3v-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project Projects 3V House / Studio MK27 Marcio Kogan, Beatriz Meyer, Carolina Castroviejo 2015 “COPY” Lead Architects: Interior Design:Diana RadomyslerDesign Team:Carlos Costa, Dimitre Galego, Jimmy Liendo, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo PessanoLandscape:Rrenata TiliStructural Engineering:Leão E AssociadosAcoustic Engineering:Harmonia AcústicaBuilder:Fairbanks & PilnikCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsAxolightWall And Ceiling Blackspot Light – FavillaConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. 3V House is located in a gardened neighbourhood in São Paulo, which was built on an old floodplain area. This condition brought us to the solution of slightly elevating the property land and its garden relative to the street level, thereby protecting it from the flooding rains that this area is subject to.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe program of the ground floor is distributed under an exposed concrete portico with a 17.5-meter span. Under it, one single opaque volume holds the kitchen, the pantry, the toilet and the stairway hall giving access to the upper as well as the lower floors. The internal social areas, the living and dining rooms, are enclosed by two sliding glass doors that can be completely recessed into the walls, transforming the living room into an immense terrace that connects with the front and back gardens of the house. Through this transparency, the material identity between the concrete and the stone walls that define the limits between the front and back of the plot become perfectly clear: the external walls made of horizontal strips of brute stone reverberate with the alignment of the printed wooden boards (from the mould) on the concrete surface.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe large spam achieved by the portico was made viable through a mixed structure of steel and concrete. As some of this structure is hidden by the wooden box that marks the upper floor, the apparent width of this slab is similar to the side walls, offering an incredible lightness to this structure.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe lower floor includes a garage, service areas, a wine cellar a workshop and a gym that has windows looking out to the side of the pool, suggesting a relation between the active and leisure uses of the home.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe rooms and their annexes on the first floor are uniformly protected by wooden panels, present on all the volume façades; in this way the different uses (bedrooms, offices, bathrooms and closets) are all safeguarded by one façade treatment. The verticality of the thin wooden strips offers a counterpoint to the horizontal marks of the exposed concrete.The second floor is a small receding volume, that sits atop the terraced garden covering the house. There, on its highest point, one can see the scenery of the floodplains surrounding Pinheiros River.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: QA-rant-NCall for SubmissionsBuilding in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitecturaSelected Projects Share Brazil Housescenter_img Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 38Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Brazil Photographs Area:  940 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934789/3v-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard 3V House / Studio MK27Save this projectSave3V House / Studio MK27 CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGardensResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on April 23, 2020Cite: “3V House / Studio MK27” [Casa 3V / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Beatriz Meyer + Carolina Castroviejo] 23 Apr 2020. 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Colleague of Nobel Peace Prize winner to give closing plenary at IFC

first_imgMs Murad said that she shared the award “with all Yazidis, with all the Iraqis, Kurds and all the minorities and all survivors of sexual violence around the world”.Similarly Dr Mukwege dedicated his award to all women affected by sexual violence. He said: “This Nobel prize is a recognition of the suffering and the failure to adequately compensate women who are victims of rape and sexual violence in all countries around the world.”You can listen to a telephone interview with Ms Murad: Colleague of Nobel Peace Prize winner to give closing plenary at IFC The director of the foundation set up by one of the winners of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize will present the closing plenary at the International Fundraising Congress two weeks today.Esther Dingemans is the Director of the Dr Denis Mukwege Foundation. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese gynaecologist who set up the foundation, was announced today as joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Iraqi Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.Ms Dingemans will present the final session at the annual Congress in Holland, which is attended by around 1,000 fundraisers from over 65 countries around the world. The plenaries are delivered by inspiring changemakers and activists, and this year’s Congress theme is “Together We Can”. Kyla Shawyer, CEO of the Resource Alliance which creates the IFC event, told UK Fundraising: ‘Esther’s call to end the horror of sexual violence in conflict will be a timely and incredibly powerful moment. Her ethos and her championing of radical collaboration will have deep resonance for anyone who seeks new ways to create change in their fundraising, their changemaking and beyond.”Dr Mukwege and his colleagues have treated an estimated 30,000 victims of rape and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to the BBC they have developed “great expertise in the treatment of serious injuries sustained during sex assaults that were carried out as a weapon of war.”He has campaigned for many years against the use of rape as a weapon of war. You can listen to a telephone interview with Dr Mukwege: Since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been won by:89 men27 organisations (such as Amnesty International)17 women Tagged with: Awards International Fundraising Congress Howard Lake | 5 October 2018 | News  177 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 International Fundraising CongressThis year’s International Fundraising Congress takes place from 16-19 October and registration is still open.Ms Dingeman’s plenary is expected to be followed by a call for, and opportunity for, “radical collaboration”.  178 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Nadia MuradNadia Murad was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants in 2014 when they overran northern Iraq and began a campaign of genocide against the Yazidi people. She managed to escape after three months and campaigned for the freedom of the Yazidi people and against the use of rape as a weapon of war. 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.last_img read more

Report on fact-finding visit to Russian Caucasus – the media iron curtain

Reports RSF_en Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown to go further Related documents Russian Caucasus Report – the media iron curtainPDF – 1.76 MBChronologyPDF – 60.86 KB News June 25, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Report on fact-finding visit to Russian Caucasus – the media iron curtain News Reporters Without Borders today released the report of an investigation into the situation of the media in the Russian Caucasus, for which it visited Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia and met with Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov (photo AFP) and Ingush President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, as well as local journalists and human rights activists.The press freedom organisation examined the ability of local and foreign journalists to gather and report information amid considerable tension, finding that the media and the civil society representatives who defend free expression are subject to a great deal of harassment. Reporters Without Borders also looked at how the public gets access to independent news and information and asked government officials to give their take on the situation.The official insistence that the situation in the Russian Caucasus is under control is not borne out by the continuing violence, tension and human rights violations in this southern region. Claiming that Chechnya was back to normal, the Russian authorities lifted its status as a Zone of Anti-Terrorist Operations (KTO) in April only to temporarily reimpose KTO status on three Chechen districts a few days later. Yevkurov, the Ingush leader (photo AFP), was badly injured in a targeted a car-bombing just three days ago. Many people had thought his appointment as president of Ingushetia would help to defuse the violence and unrest in Chechnya’s western neighbour. In Dagestan, the interior minister was shot dead on 5 June.Although prey to almost daily violence, the population of these southern republics has been abandoned by the Russian government. Seeing the prevailing chaos, which affects journalists, one wonders if this is because Moscow is powerless or because it lacks the political will. And in either case, what prospect does the local population have?Both the Russian and international press pays much less attention to the Russian Caucasus now than 15 years ago, when the First Chechen War began, although journalists such as Anna Politkovskaya of Novaya Gazeta, who was gunned down in her Moscow apartment building on 7 October 2006, never stopped covering the violence to which the population is subjected. The Russian supreme court today overturned the February acquittal of three men accused of participating in Politkovskaya’s murder and ordered a retrial. But absolutely no light has been shed on the identity of those who ordered Politkovskaya’s murder. Violence and impunity reign in Russia.One conclusion is clear. We must help the Chechen, Ingush and Dagestani journalists who are still trying to report the news in the Russian Caucasus, so that its public can be properly informed. Civil society and independent media are in danger of being abandoned to their day-to-day violence with no one taking notice. News Receive email alerts May 21, 2021 Find out more Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing RussiaEurope – Central Asia RussiaEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Russia June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 5, 2021 Find out more read more

Breaking: Government looking at extended mid-term break

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – October 9, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp The Government is looking at an extended mid-term break for schools at the end of this month.Cabinet’s sub-committee will meet later to discuss the idea of introducing fines to help enforce Level 3 restrictions.The Irish Independent is reporting schools would close from the 23rd of October until November 9th. Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Breaking: Government looking at extended mid-term break Google+ Google+ Facebook Previous articleLifford-Stranorlar remains area with highest Covid rateNext articleDonegal hospitality sector says it’s ‘make or break’ time News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

The freshwater system west of the Antarctic Peninsula: spatial and temporal changes

first_imgClimate change west of the Antarctic Peninsula is the most rapid of anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere, with associated changes in the rates and distributions of freshwater inputs to the ocean. Here, results from the first comprehensive survey of oxygen isotopes in seawater in this region are used to quantify spatial patterns of meteoric water (glacial discharge and precipitation) separately from sea ice melt. High levels of meteoric water are found close to the coast, due to orographic effects on precipitation and strong glacial discharge. Concentrations decrease offshore, driving significant southward geostrophic flows (up to ~30 cm s−1). These produce high meteoric water concentrations at the southern end of the sampling grid, where collapse of the Wilkins Ice Shelf may also have contributed. Sea ice melt concentrations are lower than meteoric water and patchier because of the mobile nature of the sea ice itself. Nonetheless, net sea ice production in the northern part of the sampling grid is inferred; combined with net sea ice melt in the south, this indicates an overall southward ice motion. The survey is contextualized temporally using a decade-long series of isotope data from a coastal Antarctic Peninsula site. This shows a temporal decline in meteoric water in the upper ocean, contrary to expectations based on increasing precipitation and accelerating deglaciation. This is driven by the increasing occurrence of deeper winter mixed layers and has potential implications for concentrations of trace metals supplied to the euphotic zone by glacial discharge. As the regional freshwater system evolves, the continuing isotope monitoring described here will elucidate the ongoing impacts on climate and the ecosystem.last_img read more

Commemorative flames for 75th Holocaust Memorial Day

first_imgThe Holocaust witnessed the ideological and systematic prosecution and mass murder of millions of European Jewish, Travellers, the disabled, intellectual dissidents and homosexuals. A Yahrzeit candle, a Jewish memorial candle, will be lit to reflect and remember the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the milions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genoicides around the world. Stand Together is the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, exploring “how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured socities by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.” The service will also see contributions from the City Rector, The Reverend Anthony Buckley, Penny Faust of the Oxford Jewish Congregation, Jawaid Malik of the Oxford Foundation, and Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East.  The flames will be lit as part of a service at Oxford Town Hall on Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 27th January.  A reflection service, which will take place in the Old Library, it will be open to members of the public, City Council staff and councillors of any faith or none. Oxford will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau with 75 memorial flames.  The service will also mark the 25th anniversary of the genocides in Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia and Darfur.  Councillor Simmons said: “It is important we remember the horrors of the past to avoid them being repeated. “Some of my own family came to the UK as refugees from the violent pogroms in Eastern Europe. One of my grandparents escaped from Vitebsk; the widespread massacres of Jewish people that occurred there in 1941 are well documented. Those family members who remained were certainly killed.” Councillor Craig Simmons, Lord Mayor of Oxford, will host the service which will also include an interview about the persecution of Jewish people in pogroms with Dr George Gilbert, Lecturer in Modern Russian History at the University of Southampton.last_img read more