House Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777691/house-vale-do-sol-marcos-franchini Clipboard 2012 CopyAbout this officeMarcos FranchiniOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNova LimaBrazilPublished on November 25, 2015Cite: “House Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini” 25 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeBathroomsGeberitBathroom Series – ONESkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassAluminium CompositesAmerican MetalcraftAluminum Panels – Decorative Fencing for BridgesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade PanelDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Concealed Sliding Door | MareaWall / Ceiling LightsiGuzziniExterior Light – WalkyWoodPlycoWood Boards – Birch LaserplyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily “COPY” Projects Photographs Architects: Marcos Franchini Area Area of this architecture project Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/777691/house-vale-do-sol-marcos-franchini Clipboard House Vale do Sol / Marcos FranchiniSave this projectSaveHouse Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini photographs:  Gabriel CastroPhotographs:  Gabriel Castro / ReverboStructure:Elísio AugustoElectrical / Hydraulic:Nilton AbdalaElectrical:Nilton AbdalaHydraulic:Nilton AbdalaCity:Nova LimaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gabriel CastroRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorText description provided by the architects. The garden that used to serve the family country house for several decades along with a narrow henhouse in which children were running in all directions, together chicks, chickens and a leafy cock was the starting point for the design of this house.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe development of the project took into account some elements that the site suggested. Hence, the generous openings to the east and south that aim to enjoy the exuberant landscape of the Vale do Sol and take a better natural lighting.Save this picture!SectionThe implementation of the house on the west side of the body contributes to enlarge the living space of the ground, leaving a space from the neighbour, and consequently a broad and coherent garden to the size of the work.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroThe internal spaces communicate visually with the garden and the central void and, together with the walkway, articulates both intimate areas of higher volume.Save this picture!© Gabriel CastroProject gallerySee allShow lessPerkins+Will Suggests Alternative Materials to Replace Health-Threatening PVCArticlesSmart Moves for Cities: The Urban Mobility Revolution Will Start With These 3 ProjectsArchitecture News Share 2012 “COPY” House Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini Area:  260 m² Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro+ 21 Share CopyHouses•Nova Lima, Brazil Year:  Houseslast_img read more

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Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Running

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Running SHARE SHARE Previous articleUSDA Announces Farm Payments to Resume May 8Next articleSeed Consultants 5/9/2013 Market Closing Comment with Gary Wilhelmi Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – May 8, 2013 Todd Hoffman updateA much welcomed stretch of warm, dry weather has dried out many fields in Central and Northern Indiana. As a result, field activity is fast and furious.  Two weeks ago, most fields in Northern Indiana had standing water in them. Todd Hoffman of Silver Lake, IN says a few days of good drying weather has made a world of difference, “The last few days have really been good drying days, and most of the wet spots are drying up and guys are going right through them.”Hoffman said planting progress has been slow until now, but growers are catching up rapidly with a fast pace and some long days, “I am going to say about 75% to 80% of the farmers in this area are in the field either planting or getting ready to plant.”  Weed pressure has been a problem in some parts of the state, but growers in Kosciusko County are not letting them slow them down, “There are some fields with chickweed that needs to be dealt with; but, other than that, weeds have not been a big problem yet.”Central Indiana Planting ProgressHussey plantingNorth of Indianapolis in Tipton County planting started over the weekend for John Hussey who told HAT there have been some challenges in the fields.“We worked a little field Saturday morning and afternoon. We planted that field and that’s all we did until Monday. We started working ground also and most of the ground is pretty good. We got 5.9 inches of rain the 18th of April and anytime you get that much rain you get a lot of ponds and it has put a lot of pressure on the soil. It’s harder and we’re having to go slow working it and having to work a lot of it twice.”Total rainfall in April at the Hussey farm was exactly 12 inches. Plenty of other farmers are in the fields in central Indiana and he says there is something else in those fields: weeds.“About 90 percent of our soybeans are no till and we’re seeing in a lot of areas a lot of weed pressure. We’re spraying bean fields very rapidly to get that stuff stopped, but we’re seeing a lot of weeds where the no till beans go. We have a little bit of weed pressure in the ground going to corn but not very much.”It is a late start for planting this year, but nowhere near the June first start for Hussey in the early 80’s. Hear his full HAT Field Update:HAT Field Update John Hussey May 8Weather OutlookThe planting progress made this week may come to an end on Thursday. Hoosier Ag Today meteorologist Rob Wasson is forecasting a low pressure system and a cold front which will spread showers and thunderstorms over Indiana on Thursday and Friday, “A few thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight could be severe.  The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds.  Rain totals from this system will range from .25″ to .75″, with isolated 1″ amounts.”  USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey says weather conditions next week will again favor a return to the fields over much of the Corn Belt. Indiana Farmers Hit the Fields Runninglast_img read more

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US Ethanol Eying Market in China

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 24, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News US Ethanol Eying Market in China SHARE Facebook Twitter US Ethanol Eying Market in China Previous articleResearchers Developing STD to Combat Corn EarwormNext articleWhat We Did Not Celebrate on Earth Day Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter Ethanol producers in the United States are turning to China for future expansion. Politico reports, however, Beijing has not made clear that ethanol imports are welcome or set blend mandates that would provide more certainty for the level of demand. Ethanol producers are seeking new customers because they say domestic demand, as largely dictated by the Environmental Protection Agency’s blend mandates, is unlikely to see huge increases in the near term. A delegation led by the Renewable Fuels Association recently traveled to China to discuss market access.The group says China wants to learn more about the Renewable Fuels Standard because officials in China think something similar may work in their country to grow ethanol production.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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Is Thailand a new enemy of the Internet?

first_img News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about online free expression in Thailand following the new government’s decision to make monitoring the Internet a priority in order to prevent insults to the monarchy.Update News Suwanchawee, the new minister of information and communications technology, announced on 29 December that blocking websites that insult the monarchy would be her ministry’s main task. She added that her predecessor in the post was “mistaken in believing that little could be done to control sites originating overseas.” Two days before that, members of the Democrat Party-led government called for the lese-majeste legislation to be made tougher, while the army’s commander in chief, Gen. Anupong Paojinda, told his officers to make sure there were no attacks on the king. Speaking to more than 800 battalion commanders, he urged each battalion to monitor one to two websites for negative content about the monarchy. Thailand has 14 million Internet users, which is about 20 per cent of the population. An association called Thai Netizen is to meet the new prime minister tomorrow in order to submit a petition for the defence of online free expression and propose a compromise on this issue. Created at the initiative of media advocate Supinya Klangnarong, Thai Netizen groups bloggers and Internet users who campaign for online free expression in Thailand. When websites are blocked in Thailand, it is done by means of informal requests from the authorities to Internet Service Providers – request without any legal status. Lese majeste is defined by article 112 of the criminal code, which says that defamatory, insulting or threatening comments about the king, queen or regent are punishable by three to 15 years in prison. Under a cyber-crime law adopted in 2007, the individual records of Internet users must be kept by ISPs for 90 days and can be examined by the authorities without referring to a judge. The police can also confiscate any computer if they suspect it has been used for illegal purposes. UpdateReporters Without Borders is very concerned about online free expression in Thailand following the new government’s decision to make monitoring the Internet a priority in order to prevent insults to the monarchy. Ranongrak Suwanchawee, minister of information and communications technology in the government that took over on 15 December, says more that 2,300 websites have been blocked and 400 are being investigated. Nearly 2 million euros (80 million baht) have been earmarked for web filtering. “We condemn these measures taken by the People’s Alliance for Democracy, which represent a grave attack on free expression for the sake of combating a poorly defined crime,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is surprising that this has suddenly become a priority although Internet access is far from being general in Thailand. It is important the government should agree to debate the online activities of the country’s Internet users.” Giles Ji Ungpakorn, a political science professor at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University, was yesterday ordered to appear on 20 January at a Bangkok police station to be charged under the lese majeste law in connection with his book “A Coup for the Rich,” which can be downloaded at no cost from his blog, http://www.wdpress.blog.co.uk. An Australian writer from Melbourne, Harry Nicolaides, has been detained on a lese-majeste charge since his arrest on 31 August as he was about to board a flight back to Australia. He used to teach at Mae Fah Luang university in the northern city of Chiang Rai and wrote for magazines and websites. His four requests for provisional release have all been rejected. to go further August 21, 2020 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Thailand Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedomcenter_img January 12, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Is Thailand a new enemy of the Internet? Organisation News Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar May 12, 2021 Find out more ThailandAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts June 12, 2020 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

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Haven Brewing Brings on Veteran Brewer Brian Thorson

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Haven Brewing Brings on Veteran Brewer Brian Thorson Pasadena-Based Small-Batch Brewery Adds Acclaimed Brewer to Oversee Beer Production From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 | 11:42 am HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Haven Brewing has announced the addition of Head Brewer Brian Thorson to its team, based at Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena. Thorson, who has produced many acclaimed beers at noted Northern California craft breweries, Drake’s and Trumer Pils, will now oversee all production of Haven Brewing’s small-batch, house-crafted beers. Thorson will help define Haven Brewing’s core brand by working to create base beers as a reference point for all future brews. He will be focusing on a range of styles, with emphasis on sessionable beers.“Haven Brewing’s unique set-up within a full-service restaurant really opens the door to so many ideas and possibilities,” commented Thorson, who resides in Arcadia with his family. “For the majority of my career, I’ve been punching out beers at production facilities, now I’ll be able to better see how beers go with the foods they are served with. I’m already inspired to try different things.”Thorson has been involved in producing many noted craft beers still available and praised today. Over his five-year stint at Drake’s Brewing, he was responsible for creating Hopocalypse in 2008, an Imperial IPA (9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs). Thorson created it to, in his words, “blow off some steam” after the monotony of running the bottling line and toiling with all the brewing and cellar operations wore thin.“You’ve got to have those ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ brews every once in a while to keep the blood pumping and also keep you from going insane,” Thorson explained. “All of the barrel work kept me on my toes, but also allowed for a lot of creative flexibility. I was lucky enough to have a number of different projects going on, so I got to see a range of different beer scenarios at any given time.”“We are optimistic about Haven Brewing’s future with Brian at the helm. We have the utmost respect for Brian’s accomplishments and contributions to the world of craft beer – outside of Hopocalypse, he was responsible for the revamping of Drake’s Aroma Coma summer seasonal IPA in 2011,” commented Wil Dee, Partner at Haven Brewing. “What makes a brewer like Brian so valuable is his passion for the craft, supported by his tremendous industry experience in dealing with crisis situations, like the hop contract changes a few years ago, and being able to be flexible and remain focused.”Haven Brewing currently has 12 house-produced beers in its catalog, led by the very first beer released in March 2012, “Hello World,” an American Pale Ale (6.3% ABV). For more information, please visit www.havenbrewing.com.About Haven BrewingHaven Brewing produces small-batch, house-crafted beers in Pasadena. This is the first foray into brewing from haven collective, which includes Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena, Haven Gastropub in Orange, and taco asylum in Costa Mesa.Haven Brewing is housed inside Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, a unique concept where “pub meets gourmet grub.” Gastropub, a British term blending gastronomy and pub, sprouted in the 1990s and has seen a revival as the idea behind the concept was to provide a place where friends and family could gather in a warm comfortable setting and enjoy good conversation with quality food and spirited libations. Haven boasts a selection of more than 100 bottled craft beers and an expansive selection of beers on draught, including its own house-produced brews. In addition, Haven serves more than 50 specialty single-malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons; and a worldly wine list, with nearly 50 wines by the glass. Almost every dish on the menu has a beer or wine pairing suggestion.The menu, created by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef/Partner Greg Daniels, offers a blend of old world European fare with a modern American twist. The result is a refreshing combination of treasured dishes from around the world fused with familiar stateside staples.Tours for Haven Brewing can be arranged in advance. Haven Gastropub +Brewery in Pasadena open daily. Walk-ins welcome for dining. For more information, including address and phone number, visit http://www.havenbrewing.com. Subscribelast_img read more

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Staff shortages mean trolley crisis likely to worsen, warns Quinlivan

first_imgNewsHealthStaff shortages mean trolley crisis likely to worsen, warns QuinlivanBy Editor – February 24, 2017 597 Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Advertisement TAGSDeputy Maurice QuinlivanHSEtrolley crisisUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL) Support for 22 Limerick nursing homes in Covid-19 battle WhatsApp Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleAbbeyfeale is running out of room to bury the deadNext article#BREAKING Bridge strike forces Limerick road closure over chemical alert Editor center_img Facebook Linkedin Twitter SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack Maurice Quinlivan TDSinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has said it is unacceptable that patients are still suffering on trolleys in UL hospital, one of the biggest hospitals in the State.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Through a Parliamentary Question to the Minister for Health, I have received the figure on the ‘Full Capacity Protocol’ and its usage in Limerick,” said Deputy Quinlivan. “This is an escalation plan for the placing of additional beds on inpatient wards and in hospital halls. We see within the figures that this protocol was used in UL Hospital some 304 times in 2016 and every single day in January 2017.“Full Capacity Protocol’ (FCP) is supposed to be an emergency measure to deal with overcrowding. It is not supposed to used every day or to become the norm. It means cancelling elective procedures and aggressive discharging. It was never intended to be like this.“This means that on 304  occasions this emergency full capacity measure was deployed in the Hospital last year and every single day in January 2017“This again indicates the continuing problem in our health service. Being left in a hallway on a trolley is a horrendous situation to experience for any patient. We cannot leave people in these distressing situations. We need to invest in the public health service. We need to address the bed, as well as staff shortages throughout the HSE.“The continued failure to recruit addition staff , especially nurses in Limerick will mean that the crisis will continue. No doubt the uncertainty which surrounds the opening of the new Emergency Department will mean that the Full Capacity Protocol’ will be continued to be used with adverse affects this causes to patients,” the Sinn Féin TD concluded. World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’ Limerick Post Show | How to quit smoking Radiographers in UHL making everyone smilelast_img read more

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Natixis Investment Managers First to Gain Approval for Custom Baskets in Active Semi-transparent ETFs

first_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Natixis Investment Managers First to Gain Approval for Custom Baskets in Active Semi-transparent ETFs TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Twitter Previous article5 CIO Priorities and Calls To Action for 2021 Launched by Info-Tech Research GroupNext articleSingleStore Announces Connected Data Group as New Value-Added Reseller Digital AIM Web Support BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Natixis Investment Managers today received approval from the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) for the use of custom baskets in actively managed semi-transparent exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that follow the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)’s Proxy Portfolio Methodology approach. Previously, Natixis active semi-transparent ETFs were required to disclose proxy portfolios that closely track the fund’s actual intraday portfolio performance on a daily basis. This new approval from the SEC enables Natixis to create custom baskets that contain securities not included, or securities in different weights than are in the fund’s Proxy Portfolio when creating or redeeming shares. The use of custom baskets for active semi-transparent ETFs has the potential to reduce trading costs, increase efficiency, and improve secondary markets for the shares. “This is part of our team’s ongoing commitment to improve investors’ experience by continuing to innovate in the ETF market,” said David Giunta, CEO at Natixis Investment Managers. “Ultimately, investors will continue to have access to highly skilled active managers while benefiting from even lower costs and more tax-efficient investment options.” “Today’s approval is another step forward in the NYSE’s efforts to optimize product development and innovation in the active ETF market. Access to custom baskets significantly improves the operational efficiency of the NYSE Proxy Portfolio Methodology, which will result in cost-saving benefits for both asset managers and end investors,” said Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the NYSE. Natixis Investment Managers entered the active semi-transparent ETF market in September 2020 with the launch of the Natixis U.S. Equity Opportunities ETF (EQOP), Natixis Vaughan Nelson Mid Cap ETF (VNMC), and Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE), listed on NYSE Arca, Inc. About Natixis Investment Managers Natixis Investment Managers serves financial professionals with more insightful ways to construct portfolios. Powered by the expertise of more than 20 specialized investment managers globally, we apply Active Thinking ® to deliver proactive solutions that help clients pursue better outcomes in all markets. Natixis Investment Managers ranks among the world’s largest asset management firms 2 with nearly $1.1 trillion assets under management 3 (€910.0 billion). Headquartered in Paris and Boston, Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis. Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is a subsidiary of BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliated investment management firms include AEW; Alliance Entreprendre; AlphaSimplex Group; DNCA Investments; 4 Dorval Asset Management; Flexstone Partners; Gateway Investment Advisers; H2O Asset Management; Harris Associates; Investors Mutual Limited; Loomis, Sayles & Company; Mirova; MV Credit; Naxicap Partners; Ossiam; Ostrum Asset Management; Seeyond; Seventure Partners; Thematics Asset Management; Vauban Infrastructure Partners; Vaughan Nelson Investment Management; Vega Investment Managers; 5 and WCM Investment Management. Additionally, investment solutions are offered through Natixis Investment Managers Solutions, and Natixis Advisors offers other investment services through its AIA and MPA division. Not all offerings available in all jurisdictions. For additional information, please visit Natixis Investment Managers’ website at im.natixis.com | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/natixis-investment-managers. Natixis Investment Managers’ distribution and service groups include Natixis Distribution, L.P., a limited purpose broker-dealer and the distributor of various US registered investment companies for which advisory services are provided by affiliated firms of Natixis Investment Managers, Natixis Investment Managers S.A. (Luxembourg), Natixis Investment Managers International (France), and their affiliated distribution and service entities in Europe and Asia. 1 As of September 30, 2020, Mirova has $18.6 billion in assets under management globally. Mirova US LLC has $3.4 billion assets under management as of September 30, 2020. 2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2020 ranked Natixis Investment Managers as the 17th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management as of December 31, 2019. 3 Assets under management (“AUM”) as of September 30, 2020 is $1,067.3 billion. AUM, as reported, may include notional assets, assets serviced, gross assets, assets of minority-owned affiliated entities and other types of non-regulatory AUM managed or serviced by firms affiliated with Natixis Investment Managers. 4 A brand of DNCA Finance. 5 A wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Wealth Management. Before investing, consider the fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Visit im.natixis.com/ETFs for a prospectus or a summary prospectus containing this and other information. Read it carefully. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor for the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Mid Cap ETF, the Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF, and the Natixis U.S. Equity Opportunities ETF. Natixis Distribution, L.P. is a marketing agent. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is not affiliated with Natixis Distribution, L.P. Semi-transparent ETFs are different from traditional ETFs. Traditional ETFs tell the public what assets they hold each day. This ETF will not. This may create additional risks for your investment. For example: You may have to pay more money to trade the ETF’s shares. This ETF will provide less information to traders, who tend to charge more for trades when they have less information. The price you pay to buy ETF shares on an exchange may not match the value of the ETF’s portfolio. The same is true when you sell shares. These price differences may be greater for this ETF compared to other ETFs because it provides less information to traders. These additional risks may be even greater in bad or uncertain market conditions. The ETF will publish on its website each day a “Proxy Portfolio” designed to help trading in shares of the ETF. While the Proxy Portfolio includes some of the ETF’s holdings, it is not the ETF’s actual portfolio. The differences between this ETF and other ETFs may also have advantages. By keeping certain information about the ETF secret, this ETF may face less risk that other traders can predict or copy its investment strategy. This may improve the ETF’s performance. If other traders are able to copy or predict the ETF’s investment strategy, however, this may hurt the ETF’s performance. RISKS: ETF General Risk: Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) trade like stocks, are subject to investment risk, and will fluctuate in market value. Unlike mutual funds, ETF shares are not individually redeemable directly with the Fund, and are bought and sold on the secondary market at market price, which may be higher or lower than the ETF’s net asset value (NAV). Transactions in shares of ETFs will result in brokerage commissions, which will reduce returns. Active ETF: Unlike typical exchange-traded funds, there are no indexes that the Fund attempts to track or replicate. Thus, the ability of the Fund to achieve its objectives will depend on the effectiveness of the portfolio manager. There is no assurance that the investment process will consistently lead to successful investing. Equity Securities Risk: Equity securities are volatile and can decline significantly in response to broad market and economic conditions. Foreign Securities Risk: Foreign securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations. Additionally, they may be subject to greater political, economic, environmental, credit, and information risks. Foreign securities may be subject to higher volatility than US securities, due to varying degrees of regulation and limited liquidity. Currency Risk: Currency exchange rates between the US dollar and foreign currencies may cause the value of the fund’s investments to decline. Small and Mid-Cap Stocks Risk: Investments in small and midsize companies can be more volatile than those of larger companies. This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. The views and opinions expressed above may change based on market and other conditions. There can be no assurance that developments will transpire as forecasted. 3438713.1.1 . View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005750/en/ CONTACT: Natixis Investment Managers Maggie McCuen Tel: 617-449-2543 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Natixis Investment Managers Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005750/en By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Image of the Day: Royal Marines Launch Amphibious Assault from HMS Bulwark

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Royal Marines Launch Amphibious Assault from HMS Bulwark View post tag: Defense View post tag: HMS View post tag: Navy Royal Marines from 42 Commando prepare to launch an amphibious assault from HMS Bulwark’s landing dock within Exercise Joint Warrior. View post tag: launch Share this article View post tag: Royal View post tag: Defence View post tag: Assault View post tag: Marines View post tag: Bulwark Training & Education View post tag: Amphibious View post tag: Naval The exercise, which began on 25 March, will engage more than 35 warships, 25 different types of aircraft, and a total of nearly 13,000 personnel from the various participating nations, which include the USA, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland and Denmark.Ships, submarines, aircraft and ground troops from the UK, US and other allies will be taking part, battling each other at sea, in the air and on land in an area which stretches from the Irish Sea, north to Cape Wrath and east to the Moray Firth. [mappress]Press Release, March 28, 2014; Image: UK Navy, Leading Airman Nicky Wilson, Crown copyright View post tag: News by topic Image of the Day: Royal Marines Launch Amphibious Assault from HMS Bulwark March 28, 2014last_img read more

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Good sport? You cannot be serious

first_imgPetulance is something we have come to accept, even expect, from sportsmen. John McEnroe made a career out of having tantrums, earning a man who was a ‘supertalent’ the moniker of ‘superbrat’. But not only did he have the talent to match the petulance, he also used venting his anger as a way to improve his performances. The Sun described him at the time as “the most vain, ill-tempered, petulant loudmouth that the game of tennis has ever known.”While few would describe Wayne Rooney as vain, his Manchester United team-mate darren Fletcher not only understands but defends Rooney’s transgressions: “You don’t want to rein in Wayne’s hunger because it sometimes spurs him on and makes him play better.” If one were being harsh, a quick anger-to-talent comparison between Rooney and Fletcher seems to corroborate this view.More seriously, however, this is not to say that petulance is a prerequisite to talent, but rather that some talent comes with baggage. If we can’t accept their immaturity, we can’t enjoy their skill. Take away Wayne Rooney’s temper and you could be left with another Alan Shearer, but you also risk getting another Bellion.But this is assuming that shows of petulance aren’t appreciated. While the tabloids love to wax lyrical about bringing sports into disrepute, isn’t it time we admitted we all love it? Lee Bowyer picking a fight with Kieron dyer, Tim Henman thumping a tennis ball at a ball girl in frustration, Fabregas hurling a pizza at Alex Ferguson – it’s all fantastic entertainment, and frankly, that’s what sport is all about.The only time petulance goes wrong is when you let down the team. Not in a moral sense – who cares about that? – but when your petulance leads to your side losing. Consider Beckham at World Cup ’98 – national hero to national hate-figure with one careless flick of a boot. Sun headline? “10 heroic lions, one stupid boy”.But in a time where sports are being criticised for being boring – football, Formula 1, tennis – largely due to the dominance of one participant, we must grasp the opportunity to give petulant sportsmen the credit they deserve. Consider the outrage expressed after the admittedly complacent penalty attempt by Henry and Pires last weekend. The press crucified them for their arrogance, but the fact is, it was great fun. If they’d scored it, great, but the fact they didn’t is almost more entertaining. Since when is attempting the spectacular – or being spectacularly poorly behaved – to be discouraged?Wayne Rooney telling Beckham to f**k off, or Michael Owen? Ronnie O’Sullivan playing left handed, or Steve Davis? Andy Murray showing us all his ‘orgasm face’, or Tim Henman? I’ll take entertainers over goody goodies any day of the week.As if to remind us all of the fact that Wayne Rooney isn’t the only precociously talented England player to suffer from a short fuse, David Beckham emulated his international team-mate’s infamous hand clap in a match against Valencia this weekend. Like Rooney, Beckham had just received a yellow card and, doubtless feeling somewhat aggrieved, decided to show his gratitude to the referee by offering him a short round of applause.    ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

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The Bagel Group bought out of administration

first_imgLondon-based manufacturer The Bagel Group, which filed for administration earlier this month, has been sold to a new company, Mr Bagel’s Limited, as a going concern. The business has been acquired by the Mansouri family for an undisclosed sum.According to a statement released by the new firm, the purchase has been backed by Kevin Mansouri, who has appointed previous MD of The Bagel Group, Paul Kahalani, as a consultant adviser to the business.Under the terms of the acquisition, the business and other assets were sold to Mr Bagel’s on 28 January, according to administrator MCR Corporate Restructuring.Paul Williams, a partner at MCR, said it had been able to preserve “the majority of jobs in the company”.According to the Mansouri’s, the business is seen as “an exciting opportunity for growth”, and it will look towards offering a “broader range of food products”, such as confectionery.Kahalani said: “The new plans will enable the company to accelerate the growth of the business.” He added that the company is also hoping to expand its employment requirements soon.Mansouri said he was “excited” to back the acquisition and sees significant growth opportunities.The company, previously known as Mr Bagels plc, reportedly produces around 150 million bagels a year under its Mr Bagel’s and Natural Bagel brands, supplying the retail and foodservice markets.The Bagel Group hit national headlines in December after alleging an executive at rival Maple Leaf Foods was involved in attempted price-fixing, an allegation that is still under investigation.Mr Bagel’s Limited was registered at Companies House on 13 January 2009.last_img read more

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