Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 9 February 2011 8:51 pm SEC to avoid credit raters KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ AMERICA’S top financial watchdog voted to propose reducing credit rating agencies’ input into several key documents for securities offerings yesterday.The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted 5-0 that forms to be completed by companies registering securities for a sale should no longer require rating references provided by the agencies. The move is the latest bid to scale back investors’ reliance on credit agencies after the financial crisis showed they gave top ratings to toxic subprime-backed securities and institutions that failed.The SEC’s proposal would affect agencies such as Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings, but is not expected to seriously hurt the industry. The proposal echoes previous plans to reduce the agencies’ hold over the quality of securities and debt. In 2008 a similar proposal was raised but never finalised. In 2009 the SEC did reduce the number of regulations that needed agency ratings.•Separately, the SEC revealed yesterday that it was investigating whether US traders were using exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a means of disguising insider trading. It said ETFs could potentially be used to hide trading patterns. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Share
Regions: UK & Ireland Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Problem gambling funding body GambleAware will this weekend launch the second wave of activity for its Bet Regret safer gambling campaign, with support from GVC Holdings.The second phase of the initiative will see the tagline updated to ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’, but remain focused on a target audience estimated at 2.4m young men aged 16-34 who gamble regularly on sport.Earlier GVC, the parent company of Ladbrokes Coral Group, announced it would donate branding rights from its football sponsorship deals to the next wave of activity.This will include branding space at all 42 Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) clubs, as well as English Premier League teams Burnley and Sheffield United, Championship sides Sheffield Wednesday and West Bromwich Albion of the Championship and League One club Sunderland. The Bet Regret logo will feature on the clubs’ key collateral.“The Bet Regret campaign is really starting to gain momentum, and seems, at this early stage, to be resonating with our audience,” GambleAware chief executive, Marc Etches, said.“This season, we look to build on that, drive more conversations around Safer Gambling, and help people Think Twice to steer clear of Bet Regret.”According to GambleAware, the initiative, which launched in February, had a 61% rate of recognition amongst the campaign audience during the first wave of activity in the second half of the 2018-19 football season.GambleAware is exploring other partnerships to support the campaign in the 2019/20 season.Details of phase two come after GVC yesterday confirmed that it will not to extend Ladbrokes’ title sponsorship of the SPFL after it expires at the end of the 2019-20 season.Ladbrokes has been title sponsor of Scotland’s four professional leagues since the 2015-16 season, but will not renew the agreement. The brand has already been replaced on interview backdrops and pitchside hoardings with branding for GambleAware’s Bet Regret campaign.Image: Jon Candy Problem gambling funding body GambleAware will this weekend launch the second wave of activity for its Bet Regret safer gambling campaign, supported by GVC Holdings. GambleAware to launch second wave of Bet Regret activity 16th August 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting
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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. At first glance, the Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price looks like a desirable investment. The stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 13.3. It also offers a dividend yield of 6.3%.However, the oil and gas major is facing one major challenge in the years ahead that could hurt its growth. It could also render billions of pounds of investment defunct. This is the threat of climate change.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…Global warmingInvestors all around the world are starting to wake up to the threat of climate change and the impact it could have on industries. 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Photographs: Steve Keating Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Houses United States Manufacturers: Kalwall®, Parklex International S.L. Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Steve Keating Photography+ 21 Share “COPY” Year: Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects Photographs CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Products used in this ProjectWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeCurtain WallsKalwall®Facades – Wall SystemsText description provided by the architects. With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, the Capitol Hill Residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its micro climate. Some of the sustainable systems are architectural in nature. For example, the roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light from a typical overcast Seattle sky penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades prevent excessive heat gain without sacrificing the view. Hidden systems affect the energy consumption of the house such as the buried geothermal wells and heat pumps that aid in both heating and cooling, and a 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid.Save this picture!© Steve Keating PhotographyThe minimal foundation sits within the footprint of the previous house, while the upper floors cantilever off the foundation as if to float above the front entry water feature and surrounding landscape. The house is divided by a sloped translucent ceiling that contains the main circulation space and stair allowing daylight deep into the core. Acrylic cantilevered treads with glazed guards and railings keep the visual appearance of the stair light and airy allowing the living and dining spaces to flow together.Save this picture!© Steve Keating PhotographyWhile the footprint and overall form of the Capitol Hill Residence were shaped by the restrictions of the site, the architectural and mechanical systems at work define the aesthetic. Working closely with a team of engineers, landscape architects, and solar designers we were able to arrive at an elegant, environmentally sustainable home that achieves the needs of the clients, and fits within the context of the site and surrounding community. Save this picture!© Steve Keating PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: ‘Lost Rivers’ TrailerArticlesCornell releases preliminary renderings of NYC Tech CampusArticles Share 2011 Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCapitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/281447/capitol-hill-residence-balance-associates-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/281447/capitol-hill-residence-balance-associates-architects Clipboard Architects: Balance Associates Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBalance Associates ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleHousesUnited StatesPublished on October 16, 2012Cite: “Capitol Hill Residence / Balance Associates Architects” 15 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 October 2006 | News Tagged with: Ireland 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Handouts from the speakers at the recent Fundraising Ireland 2006 conference in Dublin are now available for download from UK Fundraising.The speakers’ handouts have been added in PDF/Adobe Acrobat format to the Fundraising Ireland 2006 blog. You can download them and comment on them, if you wish, via the blog. We’ve also added some photos from the event to illustrate the blog.www.fundraising.co.uk/blogs/fundraisingireland2006 Advertisement Fundraising Ireland 2006 handouts available 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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2010 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods Recycling Trading GMTV’s mobile phone recycling campaign raises £10,000 GMTV’s mobile phone recycling campaign is set to exceed its target of raising £10,000 for charity Missing People.The “Come Home” campaign saw GMTV team up with ShP for Charity, a division of electrical recycling company ShP Limited. Viewers were invited to donate old or unwanted phones via a freepost address or at collection points at The Mall’s shopping centres across the UK.Missing People will receive a minimum of £3.75 for every phone donated.The campaign has been praised by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown who wrote to GMTV saying: “I would like to thank all the GMTV viewers across the UK who helped make the “Come Home” appeal a success. In December I met families and friends of missing people and saw for myself the impact of their loss, which is truly devastating”.Simon Walsh, co-founder of ShP for Charity, said: “Due to the massive response to the campaign we are still accepting donations of phones that will raise more funds for the charity.“We have already raised more than £2.5 million for charities through electronic recycling initiatives and we’re delighted this campaign will exceed its target.”www.missingpeople.org.uk 33 total views, 1 views today 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.
The ./guidance will be published in a few months time. Howard Lake | 15 August 2013 | News 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. The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group are to work together to produce ./guidance for charities on using online giving platforms and payment systems. The initiative follows the recent suspension of online giving site CharityGiving.The ./guidance will help charities understand how online platforms work, how the donation process operates, and how to make sure that donations and information are handled securely. With examples from successful charities, it will also cover good practice on online payment systems.Jane Tully, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, at Charity Finance Group said: “Online payment systems and giving platforms provide a wide range of benefits for charities, not least in terms of their cost effectiveness. However, as we saw with CharityGiving, there are can also risks involved, and it is important that charities know what questions to ask when choosing providers and setting up their systems.” Advertisement 15 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis IoF and CFG to produce guidance on online giving platforms and payment systems
Facebook Twitter Steinkamp Elected to ASA Governing Committee Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Indiana soybean farmer and American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Joe Steinkamp was elected to serve on the ASA Governing Committee earlier this month. Joining Steinkamp, Indiana grower Kendell Culp serves on the policy-aimed ASA board. These Hoosier farmers closely watch crucial issues such as international trade agreements, implementation of a new farm bill and ongoing debate about the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.For example, in September, Culp participated in a White House meeting with Vice President Mike Pence, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and others on the status of the farm economy. In November, Steinkamp traveled to Cuba to assess new market opportunities for U.S. grain.“Opening doors with Cuba to set the stage for market expansion prospects seems like a win-win for both the U.S. and the Cuban people,” said Steinkamp, who farms near Evansville, Ind. “I was grateful to have the opportunity to work with other commodity crop farmers from around the country to increase understanding and discuss opportunities expand access to our high-quality crops with a nearby population that values wholesome, affordable, U.S-grown food.”Steinkamp’s ASA Governing Committee is indicative of his long-standing service to soybean farmers. Steinkamp previously served nine years on the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) board.Source: Indiana Soybean Alliance By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 17, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Steinkamp Elected to ASA Governing Committee Previous articleUSDA Looking to Increase Rural BroadbandNext articleSmart Agronomic Moves Required for Profitable 2019 Hoosier Ag Today
On Wednesday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act.The Senate approved the bill earlier in the week, but sent it back to the House after a few changes were made to the legislation.USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack issued a statement shortly after the bill was passed, saying that help is on the way.“The American Rescue Plan will jolt our economy back to life, get money into the hands of struggling Americans, get our children back to school safely, get COVID-19 vaccinations out more swiftly, and get nutrition assistance to millions of food insecure Americans,” said the statement. “America’s farmers, ranchers and producers will reap the benefits of the American Rescue Plan as more resources flow through the economy, as more businesses open up, spurring greater demand for American food and agricultural products.”The plan will also give “significant investments” to help homeowners pay mortgages, taxes, and insurance.The package will include stimulus payments up to $1,400 per person. It now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature. Facebook Twitter By Ashley Davenport – Mar 10, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack: Farmers to ‘Reap the Benefits’ of American Rescue Plan Act Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleHAT Market Analysis for 3/10/21 with Tom Fritz, EFG GroupNext articleLawmakers Introduce Legislation to Repeal Estate Tax Ashley Davenport Vilsack: Farmers to ‘Reap the Benefits’ of American Rescue Plan Act SHARE
Science and Technology Caltech Scientists Improve Computer Graphics with Quantum Mechanics By ROBERT PERKINS Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 11:23 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Make a comment Top of the News The Schrodinger equation, the basic description of quantum mechanical behavior, can be used to describe the motion of superfluids—fluids, supercooled to temperatures near absolute zero, that behave as though they are without viscosity. Schroder and his colleagues realized that the same equation with some small modifications can also be used to describe vorticity dominated phenomena of fluids at the macroscopic level–from smoke gently rising from a flame to the concentrated vorticity of a twister. Credit: Peter Schroder/CaltechCaltech applied scientists have developed a new way to simulate large-scale motion numerically using the mathematics that govern the universe at the quantum level.The new technique, presented at the International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH), held in Anaheim, California, from July 24-28, allows computers to more accurately simulate vorticity, the spinning motion of a flowing fluid.A smoke ring, which seems to turn itself inside out endlessly as it floats along, is a complex demonstration of vorticity, and is incredibly difficult to simulate accurately, says Peter Schröder, Shaler Arthur Hanisch Professor of Computer Science and Applied and Computational Mathematics in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.“Since we are computer graphics folks, we are interested in methods that capture the visual variety and drama of fluids well,” says Schröder. “What’s unique about our method is that we took a page from the quantum mechanics’s ‘playbook.’”The Schrödinger equation, the basic description of quantum mechanical behavior, can be used to describe the motion of superfluids, which are fluids supercooled to temperatures near absolute zero that behave as though they are without viscosity. Viscosity is a fluid’s resistance to deformation.“Caltech’s Richard Feynman was one of the first to recognize that superfluids are governed by so-called vortex filaments, which are basically long strings of pure vorticity,” Schröder says. “While we are not interested in quantum mechanics, we realized that the Schrödinger equation—with some tweaks—can also approximate fluids at the macroscopic level, from smoke gently rising from a flame to the concentrated vorticity of a tornadic storm.”When asked why the Schrödinger equation, usually reserved for effects at the atomic level, does so well for fluids at the macroscopic level, Schröder says, “The Schrödinger equation, as we use it, is a close relative of the non-linear Schrödinger equation which is used for the description of superfluids. Their vorticity behavior is in many ways very similar to the behavior we can also observe in the macroscopic world.”Schröder hopes his work will have an impact on computer-generated graphics, and may also be used to model real-world phenomena, such as the curling motion of a hurricane.Schröder’s paper, entitled “Schrödinger’s Smoke,” was presented on July 26. His coauthors include Albert Chern, a graduate student at Caltech; Felix Knöppel and Ulrich Pinkall of Technische Universität Berlin; and Steffen Weißmann of Google. This research was supported by the German Research Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the German Academic Exchange Service. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News