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Monday 31 January 2011 11:22 am whatsapp US factory and spending data see solid growth Show Comments ▼ Factory data for the US midwest rose to a 22 and a half-year-high in January on strong orders and employment prospects, adding to hopes the US economy will stay on a solid growth path this year.A second dataset has also shown that consumer spending ended 2010 on a firmer footing, a trend expected to continue as the labour market recovery gains traction. The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago business barometer rose to 68.8 in January – the highest level since July 1988 – from 66.8 in December. “The manufacturing sector appears to have weathered the slowdown in the middle of last year and growth is now accelerating back towards the pace seen last spring,” said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics.Economists had expected the index, which gives a first look at the manufacturing sector, to slip to 65.0. A reading above 50 indicates economic expansion. The index was lifted by jump in measures for new orders and employment throughout January.“The factory sector news is an important positive omen for the broader economy, because increased production will yield significant income generation, which in turn will fuel stronger household consumption,” said Joseph LaVorgna, chief US economist at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York.In a separate report, the Commerce Department said spending rose 0.7 per cent in December for the sixth straight month, after rising by 0.3 per cent in November.Wall Street responded positively to the news, with all major indices gaining as investor sentiment improved. “Investors were heartened by solid US consumer spending figures confirming the sixth straight month gains as households delved into their pockets over the Christmas period,” said Giles Watts, head of equities at City Index.Economists had expected spending, which accounts for about 70 per cent of US economic activity, to increase 0.5 per cent last month.Spending in December came as incomes increased 0.4 per cent, in line with economists’ expectations, and savings dropped to their lowest level since March.Savings fell to $614.1bn (£387bn) from $634.4 billion in November. Share whatsapp 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 PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.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 Tags: NULL alison.lock
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Email Address NetEnt endured a difficult 2018, but chief executive Therese Hillman believes that a content-first approach can ensure the supplier will achieve its goals for 2019. 29th January 2019 | By contenteditor NetEnt CEO banks on content to revitalise company in 2019 Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Slots NetEnt endured a difficult 2018, but chief executive Therese Hillman believes that a content-first approach can ensure the supplier will achieve its goals for 2019.NetEnt’s 2018 took in a profit warning, a change in chief executive, yet more struggles in the live dealer vertical and saw revenue and profit growth slow for the supplier. However the company’s new CEO Therese Hillman believes that this year of pain leaves the business better-placed for the year ahead.“I would say that 2018 was the year when we looked in the mirror and realised that we have to change to get to where we want to be,” she says. “Our goal is always to outperform the market, which we have been doing in some territories, but not in others.”“If you look at what we are doing from an operational point of view, [it shows] we have a good understanding of the present state of the business, and a plan in place to grow from there,” she adds.A key component of the plan to revitalise NetEnt is to ramp up its content release schedule.In 2018 there was a focus on reducing overhead costs, culminating the supplier announcing that it would cut up to 55 jobs, predominantly in corporate support functions, at its Stockholm headquarters. This, Hillman notes, will free up resources to be reinvested in game development.In some ways, NetEnt could be seen as a victim of its own success. Titles such as Starburst, launched in 2012, and Gonzo’s Quest, released in 2011, have remained among the best-performing slots in the industry. Gonzo even has its own Wikipedia page.However Hillman argues that it’s less a case of new releases failing to match the popularity of Starburst or Gonzo, but more a case of the market moving on.“I think if we could come up with a new Starburst or Gonzo’s quest we would be very happy – and very lucky – but the market has changed,” she says. “We might be lucky, with a title that repeats Starburst’s success, but it’s much more challenging today.”This, she says, is down to the fact that the slot space highly competitive, with hundreds of studios now jostling for space. A new launch simply doesn’t have the time and space to replicate the performance of classic titles. Instead, the focus is on making sure new launches perform better than previous releases, and significantly expanding the range produced.“This has been happening,” Hillman says. “We have had quite a few successes at the end of the year.“[The blockbuster slot titles] will still exist and be part of the overall market, but it’s all about the total portfolio and the new launches,” she explains. “The more games, the more the revenue will increase, and that’s how I see it.”After all, this is common sense. If a company’s strategy is based around creating the next big hit, it’s the wrong strategy, she says. Quantity is almost as important as quality in today’s slot supplier market.This is an abridged version of the feature Talking Tough, which was published earlier this week for iGamingBusiness.com subscribers. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the half year.For more information about A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: A-Cap Energy Limited (ACAP.bw) 2010 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileA-Cap Energy Limited formerly (A-Cap Resources Limited), listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is an Australian-based mineral exploration company with extensive interests in Botswana where it holds over 5 000 square kilometres of exploration licenses. A-Cap is the first company to produce a JORC compliant uranium resource in Botswana and is a significant contributor to the world’s uranium stock. Its main activity is centered on the ongoing feasibility study of the Letlhakane Uranium Project in the northeast of Botswana, and the Southern Pans Project which is located northwest of Letlhakane and the Bolau Prospects to the north. A-Cap also has extensive interests in coal exploration with various tenement portfolios in Botswana.
Building a second income? Here are 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I’d buy and hold today Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Rachael FitzGerald-Finch I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rachael FitzGerald-Finch has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Houses Slovenia Photographs Photographs: Tomaz Gregoric Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Rok Gerbec, Janez Martincic House Portico / OFIS arhitekti ArchDaily Save this picture!© Tomaz Gregoric+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects House Portico / OFIS arhitektiSave this projectSaveHouse Portico / OFIS arhitekti ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912674/house-portico-ofis-arhitekti Clipboard “COPY” Year: Lead Architects: 2019 CopyHouses•Liubliana, Slovenia Architects: OFIS arhitekti Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912674/house-portico-ofis-arhitekti Clipboard Structural Engineering:IB-TECHNOMechanical Engineering:ISP d.o.o.Electrical Engineering:Enering d.o.o.Project Team:Katharina Felix, Sérgio Silva Santos, Sabrina Cep, Tanja Veselic, Lise Chemin, Galina Baleva, Jagoda Grzelak, Karolina Wocial, Kyle Zook, Marta Vela, Popa Vlad Andrei, Rita Dolmány, István JeneiCity:LiublianaCountry:SloveniaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in Rozna Dolina district, within the city center of Ljubljana. The area was largely undeveloped until after the 1895 Ljubljana earthquake when developers started looking for cheap land near industry to build housing for workers. The low-lying meadows in what is now Rozna Dolina were purchased in the 1890s by the Slovene Workers Building Association. Today, it is a popular area next to the green part of the city, Tivoli Park, ZOO and Roznik hill, a popular citizen’s destination.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSave this picture!3D DiagramSave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricIt is also supposed to be “Beverly Hills” of Ljubljana, with single residential houses with gardens. Unfortunately, many owners converted the plots with over scaled multi-dwellings of undefined architectural language. It is also the case of the neighbouring houses bordering this property.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricThe used typology and character of pre-war villas of this neighborhood had raised ground floor to be protected from floods, allowing daylight and natural ventilation of the underground spaces. At the house entrance, the staircases created a Portico; a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns at regular intervals, typically attached as a porch to a building. The last floor of the house usually had a smaller footprint from floors below due to creating terraces and allowing good sun exposure to the garden and houses around.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricThe initial concept follows the same typology and rules. The raised ground floor contains the main living spaces. The entrance is a Portico, wide stairs covered and enclosed. The house opens towards the south side with terraces covered with trees, creating gardens in front of each room level and gradually achieves a smaller footprint on the roof level. Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSave this picture!Section AASave this picture!© Tomaz GregoricSince the program brief used 40% of the plot site, the concept proposed elevated terrace platforms towards the south and additional internal glazed atrium in the heart of the building. It functions as a source of natural light and ventilation between the dining and living area, external summer breakfast place and finishes on an underground level as an intimate internal courtyard between the lower entrance from the parking and the guest room.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricFloorplan concept clearly divides family program: semi-underground level as leisure opening towards half-lower backyard garden, ground floor as living-dining with terrace, first level as children and top level as parent’s area.Save this picture!© Tomaz GregoricProject gallerySee allShow lessOMA’s Xinhu Hangzhou Prism Breaks Ground in the City’s Future CBDArchitecture NewsNosedo Education Centre in Massagno / CDL Durisch Nolli + Giraudi RadczuweitSelected Projects Share “COPY” Area: 228 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeOFIS arhitektiOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLiublianaSloveniaPublished on March 11, 2019Cite: “House Portico / OFIS arhitekti” 11 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Dialogue Direct goes into liquidation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2009 | News Tagged with: Individual giving The face-to-face fundraising agency, Dialogue Direct, has gone into voluntary liquidation. A statement from the company said this was down to “a number of reasons including a very difficult market situation”.A report in Third Sector also cited difficulties meeting payment plans to HM Revenue and Customs, although Robert Buchhaus, managing director of Face2Face Fundraising in Austria, another member of the Dialog Group, said that the company has been operating profitably.Andreas Leitner, director of TDG Operations which owns Dialogue Direct, said that no charities were owed any money by the company and the closure did not affect any other companies in The Dialog Group. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. It is understood that clients included The British Red Cross, Amnesty International, Save the Children and the RSPCA. 60 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
UK falls in ranking of best countries for social entrepreneurs Canada, Australia and France are the best countries to be a social entrepreneur, according a study, while the UK has fallen from third place to 13th since 2016.The results of the global perception poll, conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with Deutsche Bank’s Made for Good programme, show that Britain has dropped ten places since the inaugural survey of the world’s 45 biggest economies was carried out in 2016, although London is still seen as a leading hotspot. The holder of first place in 2016, the US dropped further, to become 32nd.The survey polled almost 900 experts to establish trends, opportunities and challenges related to the business-for-purpose sector. It surveyed six key areas; government support, attracting skilled staff, public understanding, ability for social entrepreneurs to make a living, whether the sector was gaining momentum and access to investment.The findings also include polls on where women fare best as social entrepreneurs, compared to 2016, and an inaugural poll on the role of social entrepreneurs aged under 25.The former takes into account two questions: representation in leadership roles in social enterprises and the gender pay gap. Here, the UK fell one place, from 18th to 19th, while the US ranked last, and Canada, Australia and Belgium took the top three places. 67% of respondents thought that women were well represented in leadership roles overall, but only 44% thought female leaders were paid the same as men.The inaugural youth ranking takes into account two questions: interest in working in social enterprises and the impact of having younger people involved in the sector. Here, the UK came second to last, between Russia and Poland, with Canada, Germany and France at the top.Overall, most asked believed social entrepreneurship was gaining momentum around the world. However, more than half said the public still did not understand what they did.In the UK, Brexit dominating the political agenda was blamed for slowing the pace of the sector’s development. In Scotland, though, the results suggest that social enterprise is thriving.Antonio Zappulla, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation said:“From building schools from plastic waste, to training women in rural villages in solar engineering, social enterprise is a rapidly growing sector. By using innovation to address critical social and environmental issues, social enterprise is increasingly relied upon to reduce inequality and help the world’s most disadvantaged people.”“However, this survey has revealed some surprising changes in how the sector is viewed in different nations. Perception of social enterprise is crucial. It affects everything from access to finance, to the quality of employees. We hope that greater understanding of social enterprise will provide the sector with vital information to generate future growth.”Lareena Hilton, Global Head of Brand Communications and CSR for Deutsche Bank added: Advertisement 303 total views, 2 views today Melanie May | 23 October 2019 | News “Social entrepreneurs around the world are shaking up traditional marketplaces and introducing innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of communities. Deutsche Bank is proud to support this research and be part of a growing momentum that appreciates this exciting sector, as well as supporting its development around the world.“Through our global CSR Made for Good programme we know how vulnerable social entrepreneurs can be not only at early stage but also throughout their growth, and the importance of accelerator and incubators for success. Repeating this poll has shone a light on the countries that have nurtured and strengthened the sector since 2016, as well as revealing those where work is needed to improve the understanding of social entrepreneurs and the obstacles to become investment ready.” 304 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: entrepreneurship research social AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 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.