Bovis back in the black but remains wary

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Bovis Homes swung to a pre-tax profit in the first half of the year yesterday, with the housebuilder saying that sales are holding up during the sluggish summer months.“We have seen a remarkable stability of sales rates week on week, clearly people talk about the summer being quieter than the spring, we’ve seen a bit of that,” said chief executive David Ritchie. “But each week we appear to get over the line in terms of the number of houses we need to sell.”The group sold 803 homes in the first half of 2010, compared to 754 in the same period last year. Bovis has resumed dividend payments after 19 months, on the back of pre-tax profit of £3.5m for the six months to the end of June, compared to a loss of £8.6m in the same period last year. Revenue dipped slightly to £115.6m, though the firm’s bottom line was boosted by better loan terms.Ritchie told City A.M. the company remains cautious over the state of the housing market. “We wouldn’t say the markets are in recovery; I think stability is the best thing we can call it. But it allows us to invest at cost effective rates for the future, and we are more than replacing [the land] we have used up.” The firm purchased 1,874 plots with planning permission in the period, adding to a total land bank with consent to build of 13,113 plots. Shares dipped 1.6 per cent to 342.8p. KCS-content whatsapp Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndoTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdUndo Monday 23 August 2010 8:06 pm Bovis back in the black but remains wary whatsapplast_img read more

Newsweek in Beast tie-up talks

first_img Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity 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.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times whatsapp Newsweek in Beast tie-up talks US weekly magazine Newsweek and the Daily Beast news website are exploring possibilities to combine their operations and the likelihood of a deal is increasing, it is understood. A deal would make Daily Beast co-founder and co-owner Tina Brown the editor of Newsweek on top of her existing editorial duties at the website. Sidney Harman bought Newsweek from The Washington Post in August. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrapcenter_img KCS-content Monday 11 October 2010 8:18 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

DP World sees traffic at its ports lift as world trade rises

first_imgTuesday 25 January 2011 7:18 pm DP World sees traffic at its ports lift as world trade rises whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com DUBAI’S DP World, the world’s third-largest container operator, saw sales rise 14 per cent higher in 2010 compared to the previous year, in a sign that at least parts of the world economy are gathering momentum.DP World, which is 80 per cent owned by Dubai World, the Arab emirate’s debt-laden, government-owned conglomerate, said the strongest gains were in Asia, Australia and America, as well as in new terminals in Peru and China.DP World said 49.6m TEU (twenty-foot equivalent container units) came through its 49 terminals in 28 countries last year. The firm also operates the Southampton and Tilbury ports in the UK. The firm’s chief executive Mohammed Sharaf said: “We remain confident about the long-term outlook for the container terminal industry. Handling 50m TEU across our global portfolio is a major milestone for DP World. It puts our annual throughput for 2010 well ahead of historic peak levels seen in 2008.”DP World also said it is on track to launch a secondary listing of its shares on the London Stock Exchange in the second quarter of this year. Currently about 20 per cent of DP World is listed on the Dubai stock exchange. Sharecenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Social attraction

first_img Social attraction Topics: Marketing & affiliates Strategy Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling Marketing & affiliates Email Addresscenter_img 25th February 2019 | By Stephen Carter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter With bonuses in the sights of politicians, regulators and taxmen across Europe, operators’ search for alternative ways of improving player loyalty is leading them in the direction of social media plaforms. Joanne Christie reportsWhile the industry may have been broadly welcoming of the regulation of the Swedish market this year, there was one aspect of it pretty much everyone took issue with: the fact that it meant operators were only allowed to offer one bonus to players as an introductory offer.With the go-to player retention tool of bonusing taken off the table, Sweden-facing operators have been looking at other ways to improve player loyalty, as have operators across many other jurisdictions thanks to advertising clampdowns.While a number of ideas have been floated around as possible solutions, panellists at one of the sessions at ICE –Taking your brand far and wide in a post-advertising ban and post-Cambridge Analytica market –felt that social media was not only a way ofincreasing retention in Sweden and beyond,it was also perhaps a means to wean the industry off its focus on acquisition. Mr Green’s managing director Magnus Alebo told the audience. “The power in social is all about retention. It is not about acquisition and the focus in this industry for a long, long time has been so focused and oriented on acquisition and you sort of deal with the churn rates.“But I think now with social and the industry becoming more and more mature, everybody is starting to understand that this is really a retention challenge and retention opportunity that we have and that is where social comes into play.“We are now slowly, slowly learning how to use social tools and how to build our own social features and functionality and connection to interact with and retain our customers.”Go where your customers are Yana Tsyganova, managing director for Norway at Betsson, added that social media was growing in relevance. “What is interesting to notice is that our customers’ behaviours are changing, our own behaviours are changing and so the landscape of what is paid media is changing as well.“As an operator we need to make sure we follow the landscape trends and are actually present where our consumers are and social media is a very interesting one because we as customers ourselves and our customers are in social media all the time.”Of course, before the Swedish market officially opened up, opportunities to use platforms such as Facebook to their full potential were limited as gambling advertising was not allowed.“As an operator having been primarily dealing with unregulated markets in the past, social media has been very much earned attention. There haven’t really been any official opportunities to use social media,” added Alebo.While the first bonus rule was something no one was happy about, one of the things operators expressed optimism about under the new regulated market in Sweden was the opportunity to use more digital marketing channels.Irena Busic, communications director at LeoVegas, says: “The regulated market opens up new marketing possibilities within Google, sponsorships, Facebook, etc. In general we believe that the marketing will be even more tilted to online marketing then before. “Social media should definitely be seen also as a retention driver, and we will measure the contribution to those KPIs when evaluating the return on investments.” Battlefield ahead Initially, however, that return on investment might not be as high as operators would like, says Asbjorn Bieling, head of marketing at Gaming Innovation Group in Copehhagen, who predicts advertising prices will be high.“For the paid channels it is going to be very exciting when Google and Facebook start allowing paid promotions because it is probably going to be a battlefield and it will be exciting to see who survives and who doesn’t.”Indeed, Tsyganova said during the ICE panel that results were not always as expected. “The fact we are now digitalising paid media is very interesting for us because all of a sudden we can now measure all of the returns on investment.“Some of it is a bit shocking I must say, in a good way or a bad way, but it means that we can actually make much more educated choices. We can target our consumers much better and we can be more relevant, which is very important for our business.” One reason the results of paid social campaigns are sometimes not as good as earned social efforts is because they are less personalised, says Asaf Cohen, VP of revenue at Optimove.However, he adds that this does not have to be the case. “I definitely think that paid social can be better utilised. For example, operators can hyper-personalise Facebook campaigns using Custom Audiences, to segment players and serve highly relevant communications, significantly increasing their likelihood to engage.”While obviously it’s too soon to know how things will play out in Sweden, Cohen says he looked at the company’s data from the UK, where bonusing has become more expensive over the past year due to bonuses being taxed, and found there was little change in operators’ attempts to use social media for retention.One reason for this, he speculated, is the lack of expertise CRM teams might have with social channels. Traditionally, social channels have been the territory of acquisition teams.“In many brands, acquisition teams heavily rely on social media to acquire new players. However, CRM teams utilise their own channels, tools and measurements, and rarely rely on social channels for retention.”This is further compounded by the separation between teams at many operators, Alebo told the ICE panel. “The way we’ve organised ourselves oftentimes internally is in silos – there’s a department responsible for NDCs or FTDS and that is their own KPI to go after. “Then you have the retention team and the tech team and that needs to change. And that is something that we are changing now at my company. We are changing the KPIs that people are measured on and we are mixing up the teams and I think that is where you need to get to, where you work on new KPIs.”Whether or not social media could be the panacea for the igaming industry’s retention challenge remains to be seen. But it seems to be increasingly being seen as something that has potential to provide at least part of the solution. With bonuses in the sights of politicians, regulators and taxmen across Europe, operators’ search for alternative ways of improving player loyalty is leading them in one direction. Joanne Christie reportslast_img read more

SH House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277332/sh-house-baksvanwengerden-architecten Clipboard Save this picture!© Brandwijk & van Geel+ 12 Share Houses The Netherlands ArchDaily Year:  SH House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/277332/sh-house-baksvanwengerden-architecten Clipboard “COPY” 2011 Area:  210 m² Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Architects: BaksvanWengerden Architecten Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation•Amsterdam, The Netherlands photographs:  Brandwijk & van GeelPhotographs:  Brandwijk & van Geel   En el paisaje de dunas de Bentveld, un pueblo entre Haarlem y la costa del Mar del Norte, BaksvanWengerden Architecten es el encargado de renovar y ampliar una casa unifamiliar.  Save this picture!© Brandwijk & van GeelRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoWoodSculptformTimber Click-on Battens  La casa, construida en 1932, fue uno de las primeras en la zona. En el Zeitgeist de su época, la organización interna se deriva del concepto de la separación de funciones, esto hizo que la casa se sienta pequeña. La casa aparece como un prototipo, con su largo tejado, sobresaliendo de los aleros del techo y de solida materialización.  Save this picture!© Brandwijk & van Geel  BaksvanWengerden desarrolló un diseño que maximiza el sentido de la generosidad a través de la casa. La planta abierta a nivel de suelo se extiende hacia el jardín exuberante. Al igual que una columna vertebral, la nueva escalera une todas las funciones dentro de la casa. La extensión se manifiesta simultáneamente como una conexión, así como una entidad de contrastes. Su materialización abstracta y en concreto enfatiza esta ambigüedad mediante los detalles. Save this picture!© Brandwijk & van GeelProject gallerySee allShow lessCity OKs design of Amazon’s Seattle HeadquartersArticlesPanel on Women in Architecture: Today in NYCArticles Share Projects “COPY” SH House / BaksvanWengerden ArchitectenSave this projectSaveSH House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten CopyAbout this officeBaksvanWengerden ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAmsterdamHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on October 03, 2012Cite: “SH House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten” 03 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

Blairgowrie House / Intermode Pty. Ltd

first_imgArchDaily Houses Blairgowrie House / Intermode Pty. Ltd 2012 “COPY” Blairgowrie House / Intermode Pty. LtdSave this projectSaveBlairgowrie House / Intermode Pty. Ltd Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 7 Share Australia photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Intermode Pty. LtdSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. This residence is the latest modular housing project by Intermode. The house is located in the beachside town of Blairgowrie, 100km south of Melbourne. The site for the house is a narrow, sloping site, surrounded by native vegetation including Moonah trees and tea trees. This modular design is has a predominately solid spine wall facing the south, while the long glazed elevation is orientated towards the northern views.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe design brief for the Blairgowrie Residence was based on three key zones: 1. a kitchen, living and dining area located at the entrance of the house 2. a separate bedroom and bathroom zone 3. a central external entertainment zone bridging these other to areas with a glazed walkwaySave this picture!© Derek SwalwellThe owner of the Blairgowrie home is a Melbourne based retiree who already had a holiday house in the area but was keen to build a new home on a new block that would offer him a more modern and peaceful lifestyle. He approached Intermode seeking a home that would allow his family to engage with the local natural environment yet afford them privacy. They wanted to feel a sense of separation from the outside world. Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellIntermode responded to the client brief by providing a solid entry into the home and positioning glazing in strategic areas to maximise views to private vistas. The home is ideally suited to its coastal location. Polished concrete floors keep the house cool in the hotter months and are easy to clean of sand and dirt brought in from the surroundings. Expansive decks support outside entertaining – an essential part of a coastal Australian lifestyle. The home is Intermode’s most successful home at maximising passive energy efficiency achieving a 7 star energy rating. Save this picture!Courtesy of Intermode Pty. LtdProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share 2012 Architects: Intermode Pty. Ltd Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/283801/blairgowrie-house-intermode Clipboard “COPY” Projects Area:  270 m² Area:  270 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Rye, Australia Photographs Year:  Year:  CopyAbout this officeIntermode Pty. LtdOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRyeHousesAustraliaPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “Blairgowrie House / Intermode Pty. Ltd” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/283801/blairgowrie-house-intermode Clipboardlast_img read more

Humane Society International/UK uses DRTV for first time

first_img  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Advertising DRTV TV AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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. Howard Lake | 6 June 2016 | News Advertisement  155 total views,  1 views today Humane Society International/UK uses DRTV for first time Animal protection charity Humane Society International/UK’s first DRTV advert, created by WPN Chameleon, is aired today. It focuses on its work rescuing dogs from the cruelty of illegal and inhumane dog traders.A team of agencies have worked together to bring the campaign to fruition. Media is being planned by The Fundraising Partnership, the newly formed charity specialist division at MC&C headed up by Nicky Legg. Reynolds Busby Lee is organising and managing response handling through NTT. WPN Chameleon is helping the charity by opening new acquisition channels as well as transitioning their donor development programme to increase engagement and life time value.The is being broadcast on a test suite of multi-channel stations.HSI UK is an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States which is America’s largest animal protection organisation. Globally HSI is one of the largest animal charities in the world, celebrating the protection of all animals and confronting all forms of cruelty.Claire Bass, Executive Director at HSIUK commented:“Our work to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs is a major area of activity for us. Given the British public’s love of dogs, it was the obvious subject for our first DRTV ad.”last_img read more

Oxfam sees annual high street sales drop 50% in 2020 – but big rise online for Christmas

first_imgOxfam sees annual high street sales drop 50% in 2020 – but big rise online for Christmas Advertisement  251 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Melanie May | 14 January 2021 | News Tagged with: charity retail Oxfamcenter_img Oxfam’s annual high street sales dropped 50% last year due to enforced shop closures, but there was some good news at the end of year as online sales increased almost 90% over the festive period.Total sales for the Oxfam Online Shop during the nine-week trading period rising to more than £3.4 million – an increase of £1.5m.The increase was driven in part by a 421% jump in sales of the Sourced by Oxfam range of ethically sourced and sustainable new products. Sales of second-hand items also rose by 84% as people turned to the internet for their shopping amid Covid restrictions.Books were the top selling second-hand item in the online shop during the Christmas period, as people sought out entertainment and escapism over the long winter months. Rare, signed books also went into shopping baskets, including a collection of three poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson and illustrated by Edward Lear, which raised £2,500 for Oxfam.Women’s clothes were the second biggest seller, with coats and jackets the most popular items, and a Chanel designer tweed coat selling for £1,150.Christmas card sales were up by 800%, reflecting the nation’s need to share well-wishes during a challenging festive period.Top selling Christmas presents from the Sourced by Oxfam range included gardenwares like the Eden Project bee house and the recycled sari birdhouse.Sales figures are for the nine-week Christmas Trading period from November 2 to 28 December compared to the same weeks in 2019.Peter Haden, Oxfam’s Chief Support Officer, said:“The performance of our online shop was a bright light at an otherwise gloomy time for our shops. With another lockdown now underway, continued strong online sales will be crucial in raising much needed money for our work with communities around the world fighting hunger and Covid.“I can’t thank the public enough for their support – and our volunteers and shop managers for their excellent work raising funds for Oxfam during a challenging time for the high street. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Asgrow Hoping for Spring EU Approval of First Triple Stack Soybean…

first_img SHARE XtendFlex-to-bring-triple-stack-soybeans-to-marketplaceThe Asgrow soybeans lineup is getting a new trait, and XtendFlex® soybeans will be the first soybean trait with triple-stacked tolerance to dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate. It is touted as more effective weed control with the application flexibility of preemergence or postemergence.DEKALB Asgrow technical agronomist Matt Parmer says the adoption will be determined by farmer demand, and XtendFlex has definite benefits.“Farmers needing more flexibility when it comes to spraying, especially as we get into some of these really late springs like we did last year, or now that Indiana has a June 20th cutoff date for dicamba, farmers are seeking more flexibility and simplicity on some of their decisions on traits,” he said.The flexibility includes spraying something other than dicamba once the calendar no longer allows that herbicide to go on.“That’s right, they would have the opportunity to spray glyphosate or glufosinate in some of those later stages.”Parmer adds, Asgrow Ground Breaker trials are demonstrating the high yields that come with the latest Asgrow germplasm.“I think the thing that farmers are going to be most appreciative of is the huge number of XtendFlex varieties that Asgrow is going to bring to the lineup,” he told HAT. “Our entire 2021 class is all Asgrow XtendFlex, so we’ve got a large germplasm base for a lot of diversity and a lot of different products that will come to the market.”He says XtendFlex soybeans are ready to go but commercial launch is waiting on approval by the European Union.“That is expected sometime this spring and summer, so as soon as that happens there will be commercially available Asgrow XtendFlex soybeans.”Parmer feels trait adoption will be very high since the vast majority of farmers really want a system that gives them great yields with flexibility and simplicity. By Andy Eubank – Feb 24, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDeere: Farms, Ag Economy Beginning to StabilizeNext articleCrop Insurance Considerations Before March 15 Andy Eubank Asgrow Hoping for Spring EU Approval of First Triple Stack Soybean Trait Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Asgrow Hoping for Spring EU Approval of First Triple Stack Soybean Traitlast_img read more

Election workers report steady turnout as polls close, impressed at youth vote

first_img Matt Butler TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. –– Election Day 2020 has officially come to a close in New York State and poll workers around the Ithaca area said that turnout was steady as expected, even considering the several options provided to voters to avoid any crowds at the poll locations.Stephen Wagner, who was working the polls at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center in downtown Ithaca, said that turnout had been a steady flow, with a substantial line forming outside of the polling location in the morning before they opened at 6 a.m. He said about 400 people came to GIAC to vote in-person throughout the day.He said there was some expectation that in-person turnout would be lower than normal, considering the breadth of early voting, mail-in and absentee ballot options, plus some public fear about the coronavirus pandemic.“In 2016, I worked here, and it seemed a little busier,” Wagner said. “But it also seemed the same, in an odd way.” Wagner also said it was easy to keep people socially distanced during the voting process, aided by the fact that he and several other poll workers at the location had helped with the 2020 primary in-person voting at the same location. Mask adherence was universally respected, he said. He further reported no technical difficulties as the day proceeded. While Wagner spoke, around 40 minutes before polls closed for the day at 9 p.m., two more voters appeared at the door to fill out their ballot.He also said that from about 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. there was a constant, heavy stream of voters entering the building, with another small rush around 2 or 3 p.m.The feedback is consistent with what Voice reporters learned from talking to poll workers at the Southside Community Center polling location, which had lines that moved slow and steady throughout the day.Meanwhile, Aleen Wyatt, the polling place manager at the First Congregational Church of Ithaca, a Town of Ithaca polling location, reported similar results. She added that, like GIAC, 397 people had voted at that location, though around 7 p.m. the flow had mostly stopped.“I thought so many people had voted early that it would be very quiet, but I’ve been pleased,” Wyatt said. “Especially by the enthusiasm of so many young people, and a lot of first time voters. They were so happy to be here, it was great.” Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at [email protected] More by Matt Butler center_img Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: 2020 Election last_img read more