BRITAIN’S manufacturers are being held back from lucrative export markets, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said yesterday.More than one in four manufacturers does not export at all, and 82 per cent of industry respondents identified export controls as a barrier to trading overseas.“Overly zealous export control rules can stand in the way of reasonable trade,” the report states. It calls on Vince Cable to deliver his pledge to reduce “onerous business taxes, red tape which suffocates small firms, and a slow oppressive planning regime.”Many small and medium sized businesses say “the needs of big business are taken into account when the government is creating regulation,” harming their own prospects.And tax credits to encourage research and development (R&D) are unnecessarily complex and too prescriptive, also deterring small, innovative companies, the BCC found. The UK spends half a per cent less of its GDP on R&D compared to peer countries.The education system is also failing to provide young people with the necessary skills, the report found.And banks should be “more adept at serving the specialised needs of manufacturers,” it said.Yet British manufacturing was the seventh largest in the world in 2009. whatsapp 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition Red tape stunting UK factory exports KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Monday 20 December 2010 7:38 pm Output, productivity and value have increased since the 1980s, despite a fall in employment in the sector. The UK has “a strong international position in many higher value areas such as pharmaceuticals and aerospace,” the BCC said.And manufacturing has become the economy’s success story this year. In the third quarter the sector was 5.8 per cent up on the same time in 2009, the government revealed this month.Yet the industry still “needs to rediscover its trading spirit,” said the BCC’s David Frost. Tags: NULL
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This is not the case – some companies carried on paying dividends, and others have started to again.I have picked one of the former and one of the later that I think income investors should think about buying right now.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…Insured against lossesAviva (LSE: AV), a general insurer, has a new CEO who is pushing through strategic change. Markets and products where Aviva has the scale, capability, brand, or a compelling proposition for customers are in, everything else is out. This will lead to Aviva focusing geographically on the UK, Ireland, and Canada, but should see the range of products and services maintained.Maintaining a diverse suite of products seems sensible. On most profitability measures Aviva suffered in the first six months of this year. However, compared to other, more focused insurers, it did well in declaring operating and before-tax profits of £1,225m of £1,076m respectively for the first half of 2020. Liquidity and solvency measures look robust despite dipping slightly. The results were encouraging enough for management to finally declare an interim dividend of 6p per share. The Aviva share price has still not fully recovered from its slump in March, so the yield looks attractive. At the current share price of around 280p, this FTSE 100 dividend stock could yield around 10% if it pays out close to its 27p three-year average again.Safety dividend stockUnlike Aviva, Halma (LSE: HLMA) has never had its FTSE 100 dividend stock status called into question. Halma has increased its dividend for 41 years straight, including this year. 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How was the Six Nations?Good! It’s my second season with England U20 and it helps to know what to expect with the standard of rugby.What’s been your best rugby moment to date? Last year’s Junior World Cup win. The victory was great, but while we were away we also became close and grew as a team.How did you get into playing rugby?My uncle took me down to Berwick RFC when I was seven years old. I loved it immediately – I was never going to be good at football!Always played tighthead?Yes. I like the fact that you’re not able to back down. It’s always a big battle in the scrum andyou have to front up. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Toughest opponents?The Wales front row is very good. They’ve got a solid scrum and we felt that when we playedthem a few weeks ago.Played any other sports?I used to throw the hammer. I started one summer aged 14 to take my mind off rugby, and ended up throwing for Scotland Schools. I won a gold medal! I qualify for England at rugby because my mum was born in Berwick.Who are your rugby idols?I always looked up to Carl Hayman and Euan Murray at Newcastle. They’re both great players, and are performing well. RW verdict: The 20-year-old prop could plug a hole left by Dan Cole in England’s squad in years to come.This hotshot was first published in the May edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition of the mag!
ArchDaily Projects CopyHouses•Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Houses Save this picture!Courtesy of LPG Oficina de Arquitectura+ 18 Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/226989/o-house-lpg Clipboard “COPY” O House / LPG Architects: LPGText description provided by the architects. The Project requested consists of a private home located in one of the suburban areas of the city of Valencia, in a lot of 3.020 square meters, with a steep topography which leaves the lot with a difference of 15 meters high, from street level, up to the back of the lot, colliding against the foot of a hill. The challenge of the Project is to design a House for an elderly couple, one of them suffering from Alzheimer’s; which demands precise spatial conditions to facilitate the domestic routine for its inhabitants. Save this picture!Courtesy of LPG Oficina de ArquitecturaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornThese premises, determine the location of the house on the highest point of the topography, allowing the design to consist of only one story, but with the best possible views caught from the back of the lot, and absorbing the difference of levels between the street entrance and the house, through a series of terraces surrounding the house at the back. Save this picture!Courtesy of LPG Oficina de ArquitecturaThe house, located above the main terrace, behaves as a great frame which holds underneath, the bedrooms and resting spaces towards the North side facing the hill, and exhibiting towards the view of the city (South) the social and recreational areas. Save this picture!Courtesy of LPG Oficina de ArquitecturaFrom the entrance at street level, until the main entrance of the House, the way up is along a street way for the vehicle. The drive towards the house, borders the terraces on its way up, gradually discovering the great frame from one of its sides; sitting on top of the final terrace. The main entrance to the house is finally discovered on its discrete North façade, facing the hill behind the parking area. Save this picture!planThe walkthrough of the house has two different perceptions, as a visitor and as a dweller. As a dweller of the house, the path throughout the house is understood to be organized along a lengthwise axis, which connects the serving areas with the resting areas. While, as a visitor, the house welcomes you through a transversal axis which directs towards the living room and on to the garden from where you can immediately appreciate the South façade once again from the outside and finally discover the broad view of the landscape of the city, from the top of this hill.Save this picture!Courtesy of LPG Oficina de ArquitecturaProject gallerySee allShow lessRe-qualification and Redevelopment of the Beach and Seafront of Figueira da Foz and …ArticlesWhat Makes it GREEN? – Live Jury Interviews, Winners Announcement, and ReceptionArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/226989/o-house-lpg Clipboard O House / LPGSave this projectSaveO House / LPG CopyAbout this officeLPGOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSimón BolívarHousesVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofPublished on April 18, 2012Cite: “O House / LPG” 18 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Bowel Cancer UK launches text-to-win competition Howard Lake | 1 March 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Bowel Cancer UK’s Sit Down on It website includes content aimed at encouraging companies to get involved with the day. For example, the charity is hoping companies will invite their staff to donate £1 to sit down at their desks on Friday 7 April, or hold a ‘Sit Down Safari’ where colleagues donate to sit down at each other’s desks. Bowel Cancer UK has launched “Sit Down on It”, its major fundraising campaign of 2006, which offers ‘money-can’t-buy’ prizes in a SMS texting competition. The campaign as a whole, which includes nationwide fundraising events throughout April, aims to raise £2 million.Prizes on offer in the competition include it Down on the Jonathan Ross Show, Sit Down in the House of Lords, Sit Down with Chelsea FC’s Peter Kenyon, Sit Down at West Ham Utd, and Sit Down with Emmerdale.Every entry into the text competition will generate £1.50 for the charity. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Tagged with: Trading There will also be an exhibition featuring over 30 commercial organistaions offering a variety of goods and services to the sector.The conference will also host the Charity Shop Awards which will be presented this year by TV personality Amy Lame. Awards on offer include profitability, volunteering, shop team of the year, most supportive local authority, most valuable item donated, and eBay excellence.Members of the Association can attend for £250 (residential) or £215 (non-residential), with equivalent fees for non-members being £425 and £395. Charity Shops conference to be held in July The Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Charity Shops will take place on 3 and 4 July 2006 at Keele Conference Park, Staffordshire.This year’s conference will focus on strategy and management. Opening plenary speaker Nick Hollingworth, Chief Executive of Austin Reed will share his perspective on succeeding in a difficult retail environment, and John Williams, Charity Commissioner, will talk about the challenges faced by charities.Delegates will be able to choose from over 20 workshops covering topics such as how chraities can use eBay for Charity as part of their sales strategy, location planning using technology, effective media relations, and increasing shop profitability. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 May 2006 | News 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Twitter Question: I have avoided using any cloud to back up my files because I feel that if hackers can get into NSA and DoD they can also access any commercial cloud system. Are the commercial setups really safe? I am using my own cloud (external hard drives and large-capacity thumb drives) which can be cumbersome but seem secure when not actively connected to my computers.– Doug B.Niceville, Florida Answer: I’m forced to wonder exactly what amount of protection you consider adequate for your needs, Doug? There are many things to take into account when trying to make a determination of whether a particular service meets the very subjective definition of being “really safe” – a term only you can define for yourself. I think the best that I’m going to be able to do for you is to give you (and the rest of my readers) some food for thought so you can make your own, slightly-more-informed choice. It seems to me like you’re viewing your personal data as if it’s that precious giant diamond in the lighted museum display case in a spy movie. The fact that the precious gem is singled-out and displayed in a known place is what makes it an attractive target for the bad guy. And have you ever noticed that no matter how elaborate the security, it seems like the villains always manage to steal it anyway? Well, at the risk of damaging your self-image, your data just isn’t all that valuable to anybody but you, so it’s unlikely that it would be singly targeted for theft. When you use a professionally administered cloud storage solution, your data are stored with thousands of other customers’ data, rather than on their own in a proverbial glass case. That takes the focus off your data as a target. The old adage that there’s safety in numbers applies, so there is some additional amount of protection that your data is not all on its own. Beyond anonymity, many of the commercial cloud companies use some of the finest military-grade encryption available, meaning that even if your stuff is stolen, it is extremely difficult for the thief to actually do anything with it. Is it hack-proof? Of course not. Short of staying off the grid completely, nothing really is. But it is highly hack-resistant. You’re concentrating heavily on a single aspect of data protection – long term storage. But let’s talk for a moment about how you typically handle personal information on a daily basis. Do you use credit or debit cards? Each time you scan a card at a gas pump, checkout line, ATM, etc., you run the risk of that card information being skimmed, and stolen. At many dining establishments you probably hand your card over to a server who then disappears with it for a few minutes where they are free to do heaven only know what with it. Surely, you don’t consider that “really safe”? Do you receive mail at a box in front of your home? Is it locked? Identity thieves know that mailboxes are a virtual trove of personal information in the form of bills, account statements, checks, and more. Once your mail is safely in your house, what do you do with it when you’ve finished reading it? Does it go into the trashcan? If I were an identity thief, my second stop (after the mailbox) would be the garbage. If you’re not shredding virtually everything that has your name and address on it, you’re not being “really safe”. To take it to the extreme, what would a burglar find if they broke into your house? Are your books of unwritten checks, your credit card statements, all your private information locked in a safe, or are they on or near your desk? What about jewelry, silverware, electronics? Are all secure to the point that they’re “really safe”? Remember, you can have the world’s best locks and the world’s strongest doors to attempt to be “really safe” but all it takes is a rock and the nearest window for a determined person to get in after they see you drive away. My point is not to ridicule you, but rather to point out that you can do everything right and still be at risk. The system of “external hard drives and large-capacity thumb drives” that you described offers neither the convenience nor the security of a modern cloud storage service. Even worse, unless you religiously perform regular backups and replace the drives periodically, your data are subject to catastrophic loss through inevitable electrical or mechanical failure. To me, that makes cloud storage solutions a very attractive alternative, and “suitably safe” for typical user needs. To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) 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Antarctic coastal waters undergo major physical alterations during summer. Increased temperatures induce sea-ice melting and glacial melt water input, leading to strong stratification of the upper water column. We investigated the composition of micro-eukaryotic and bacterial communities in Ryder Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, during and after summertime melt water stratification, applying community fingerprinting (denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis) and sequencing analysis of partial 18S and 16S rRNA genes. Community fingerprinting of the eukaryotic community revealed two major patterns, coinciding with a period of melt water stratification, followed by a period characterized by regular wind-induced breakdown of surface stratification. During the first stratified period, we observed depth-related differences in eukaryotic fingerprints while differences in bacterial fingerprints were weak. Wind-induced breakdown of the melt water layer caused a shift in the eukaryotic community from an Actinocyclus sp.- to a Thalassiosira sp.-dominated community. In addition, a distinct transition in the bacterial community was found, but with a few days’ delay, suggesting a response to the changes in the eukaryotic community rather than to the mixing event itself. Sequence analysis revealed a shift from an Alpha- and Gammaproteobacteria to a Cytophaga-Flavobacterium-Bacteroides-dominated community under mixed conditions. Our results show that melt water stratification and the transition to nonstabilized Antarctic surface waters may have an impact not only on micro-eukaryotic but also bacterial community composition.
After a musical hiatus of six years, Haakon’s Fault has officially reintroduced themselves to the music scene. Following a few successful nights back on the town, the New York band has announced a new studio EP, Waning Gibbous, now available on all major streaming services. The unique quintet’s core philosophy fuses rock, funk, jazz, and metal into thoughtful, heavy groove-based songs. This progressive sound is taken to the next level on Waning Gibbous, which serves as a cohesive recording that showcases mature songwriting and deep themes.Seeking to match their complex compositional approach with lyrics that are just as deep, the socially conscious themes on Waning Gibbous developed organically. Says singer Harry McNamarra, “We kept coming back to a series of questions: ‘Does anyone really care about their fellow man?’ ‘What about the world at large?’ ‘If you had the power to save us all, would you even try?’ We grapple with these questions and more throughout the record. I wouldn’t call the results protest music or political. But the subjects are certainly confrontational.”Haakon’s Fault is the brainchild of Mike Serman (guitar), JJ Lindenthal (keys) Harry McNamarra (guitar, vocals), Doug Berns (bass, vocals) and Alex Cohen (drums). Waning Gibbous sees the band producing their edgiest material to date. The record begins with the EP’s title track, which sets an ominous tone by using the lunar phase where the moon seems to disappear into darkness as a metaphor for oncoming trouble and how difficult it is to get back to the light.Live For Live Music is excited to premiere the title track “Waning Gibbous,” which you can enjoy below:Find out more info on Haakon’s Fault and Waning Gibbous on the band’s website.