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Funds of hedge funds shrinking

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Don’t call it a comeback: Part 1

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games People Strategy Don’t call it a comeback: Part 1 When Pontus Lindwall stepped back into the Betsson CEO role in 2017, the company was struggling, with growth slowing and costs rising. Fast forward to 2019 and it has just reported record revenue for the final quarter of 2018, and looks to be in better health than ever. Here he explains how he successfully got the business back on track.“It’s been a fantastic year,” Pontus Lindwall says, looking back on Betsson’s 2018 performance. “It’s been a year of transformation for the company. We’ve been working really hard internally to improve our performance and increase efficiency, and I think we’ve come a long way on that.  “Obviously we’ve had three quarters out of four with a really good financial performance as well, including all-time highs and strong EBIT margins, so also from that perspective it’s been a great year.” Lindwall is now in his third stint as Betsson chief, having served as its chief executive from 1998 to 2011, after the business was spun off from his previous employer, Cherry. He then returned when his 2011 replacement, Magnus Silfverberg, departed for a role at decision support solutions provider Bisnode, and served as interim CEO from July 2015 to February 2016, when Ulrik Bengtsson was appointed to the role. Following Bengtsson’s abrupt departure in September 2017, he took charge of the business once again.  However, the business he took over in 2017 was far removed from the one he had left the year before. Months after he returned to the CEO role, the operator reported a 26% decline in net income for the third quarter of the year. “Despite a good finish to the quarter, we are not satisfied with the overall growth in the quarter and Betsson has taken action to improve performance,” Lindwall said at the time. He cited the poor performance of the UK-facing NetPlay TV as a key reason behind the company’s struggles, and suggested the business needed streamlining in order to ensure that the decline in profit did not continue. Industry commentators have since suggested that the company’s M&A activity between 2011 and 2017 had caused the business to lose focus, as well as adding multiple complications to an already-complex business running a multi-brand strategy across a number of markets. In that six-year period Betsson acquired nine businesses, shelling out €451.5m in total, taking on board operations running in a diverse range of platforms and managed by different teams. Lindwall admits that just one acquisition is a major undertaking for any business. “On a general note, when you acquire companies and add pieces to the business it takes a lot of effort, in terms integration,” he says. “There are a lot of things that need to be done. If that takes up energy within the organisation it’s natural that you have less focus on the core business.” He says that this informed a key part of his strategy to get the business back on track. The so-called ‘back on track’ plan saw Betsson shelve all M&A projects for the duration, in order to shift the focus on the company’s inner workings. Around 160 employees were also laid off, which Jesper Svensson, CEO of the operator’s Malta subsidiary, attributed to the company’s rapid acquisition strategy. Despite this, Lindwall says acquisitions will remain a key part of Betsson’s strategy going forward, supporting its organic growth.  Back on track The back on track strategy was launched shortly after he took over as CEO in 2017, beginning with an analysis of the company. “We found things that we wanted to change in many different areas,” Lindwall notes.  He says it wasn’t entirely clear where the problems lay, and what needed done to solve them: “When you do [projects] like that, [there are] some things you’re convinced that if you change it, it’ll get better, in other areas it’s more a feeling.” It’s worth noting that the history of the igaming industry is littered with companies that grew rapidly through mergers and acquisitions, then struggled to piece all the parts into a coherent whole. Bwin.party is probably the first that comes to mind, though others such as Betclic Everest Group and even The Stars Group – before the change in management, when it was still under the Amaya brand – had a tough job ensuring everything clicked into place. Key to ensuring Betsson did not fall into the same trap as some of its peers was a focus on its core platform, one that Lindwall describes as “really powerful”. However, he adds, the operator is not slavishly devoted to having everything running off a single, central system.  “We’d rather look at what is best for the customers,” he says. “A local platform in a certain market may have functionality we don’t have.” Another key feature of the companies that have failed with integrations and managing M&A-related growth is the time it takes for the benefits of their turnaround strategy to be felt. For Betsson, this was not the case.  “After two months we could see the first signs of improvement, then things kept improving,” Lindwall says. “I think we can say we are back on track now.” However, he adds, the back on track plan is not yet complete; it will continue to be implemented until the end of Q1 2019, at which point it will be shut down. There will, of course, be other initiatives that will start immediately as it ends, but Lindwall says it is important to have clear breaks between different strategic projects. “[When] you run a project that is quite intense, it’s fair to give the participants a firm start and end date and period for evaluation,” he says. “Even though the project is made up of hundreds of initiatives and not all of them will be finalised. It’s nice to shut down the project, evaluate, look at what was good, what wasn’t, then restart other projects.”In the second part of iGamingBusiness.com’s interview with Pontus Lindwall, published tomorrow, the Betsson chief executive discusses the next steps to further improve the performance of certain acquired assets, and plans for expansion into new markets. Regions: Europe Nordics Southern Europe Sweden Malta Casino & games 13th March 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling When Pontus Lindwall stepped back into the Betsson CEO role in 2017, the company was struggling, with growth slowing and costs rising. Fast forward to 2019 and it has just reported record revenue for the final quarter of 2018, and looks to be in better health than ever. Here he explains how he successfully got the business back on track.  Email Addresslast_img read more

HKJC boosted by international and online growth in 2019/20

first_img The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) recorded its third most successful season in history in 2019-20, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter HKJC boosted by international and online growth in 2019/20 Regions: China Hong Kong Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) recorded its third most successful season in history in 2019-20, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.The body, which organises racing in Hong Kong and has a monopoly on pari-mutuel racing betting and overseas sport, said total racing turnover in the season that ran from 1 September 2019 to 15 July 2020 was HK$121.6bn (US$15.7bn/€13.8bn/£12.2bn).This marked a 2.6% decline from the previous season. While racing continued throughout the year despite the pandemic, the closure of retail locations placed significant pressure on domestic wagering in Hong Kong.The turnover on Hong Kong racing from domestic customers was down 8.3%, due to the effects of its 100 off-course betting branches being closed or operating on reduced opening from early February, and fans unable to attend the racecourse for almost half the season. However, HKJC said the closure of retail locations was mitigated by many customers switching online.The body said that while turnover dipped by almost 26% in early February, wagering rallied through the latter part of the season and climaxed with a record HK$1.6bn being taken in the season finale at the Happy Valley course on Wednesday (15 July). There was a slight increase in the number of local races year-on-year with 828 compared to 812 in 2018-19.Despite the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on global sport, there was a 12.9% increase in domestic customer betting on overseas events, to HK$4.7bn.Total turnover from Hong Kong customers was down 7.5% to HK$98.0bn, but this was mitigated by the significant growth of international commingling agreements, through which people from around the world participate and bet on Hong Kong racing.Commingling turnover increased by 25.3% year-on-year to HK$2.36bn and made up 19.3% of turnover in 2019-20, compared to 15.1% in 2018-19. HKJC said it will expand the World Pool concept – which pools bettors from Australia, Canada, Europe, Singapore and the US – next season as it seeks to build on this international growth.“While we recognise that the coronavirus situation is an ongoing battle, and we must remain vigilant, I can say that it has been heartening to see the Hong Kong community pull together and play a crucial part in combatting its effects,” HKJC chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said. “The Hong Kong Jockey Club has been quick to reflect and enact those safeguarding measures and policies while continuing to race.“We are pleased to have been able to complete a full season but of course our prime focus throughout, and a real challenge, was to act responsibly to protect the public health and safety of our staff, customers and the wider community, at every turn, while at the same time balancing that with the desire for our sport to continue.” HKJC remains the city’s largest taxpayer and this racing season alone paid HK$12.1bn to the Hong Kong government, while a significant contribution, including special emergency Covid-19 funding support, has been donated to charity.Engelbrecht-Bresges added: “There was a compelling public interest element to our desire to continue racing through Covid-19, from Chinese New Year to the end of the season, during which time our tax contribution from racing was more than HK$6.2bn. This has enabled us to not only keep donations at last year’s level but also increase it due to our contributions via the Covid-19 Emergency Fund.“We are incredibly proud that the club could continue to make such a contribution and, the benefits of completing a full season will be felt by millions of people across Hong Kong over the coming months.” Tags: Race Track and Racino 16th July 2020 | By contenteditor Finance Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racinglast_img read more

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited 2011 Presentation

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 presentation For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2011 presentation Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Take out this year’s ISA today! I’d invest £500 a month in the FTSE 100 to get rich and retire early

first_img 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. Last year’s Stocks and Shares ISA allowance is dead. Long live the 2020/2021 allowance! Today is 6 April, the first of the new tax year. It means every UK adult gets a brand-new £20,000 ISA allowance, and can invest even more money in top shares, free of tax, to get rich and retire early.As stock markets crash, now’s a great time to take out a brand new Stocks and Shares ISA. By investing at times like these, when markets are crashing, you can pick up cheap shares and turbocharge your efforts at building your wealth for an early retirement.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…If the idea of paying in a single lump sum today makes you nervous, then I’d recommend setting up a regular investment plan. You could pay in £100, £500, £1,000, or even more, depending on the funds at your disposal.Invest £500 a month in a Stocks and Shares ISAThis is the ideal day to start investing to get rich and retire early, because your money will have the longest possible exposure to the stock market. If you wait for the perfect buying opportunity, you’re just wasting time. Nobody can expect to time the exact bottom of the market. History shows the best thing you can do is to get invested when you have money to spare, and leave it there for the longer run.One of the big attractions of investing a regular monthly sum, such as £500, is that you don’t have to worry about what the stock market is doing in the short run. In fact, you actually benefit when share prices crash, as your monthly contribution picks up more stock.If you hold on for the long term, you’ll end up richer as a result. And that will give your campaign to get rich and retire early a boost.Buy this stock market crashThe simplest way to invest is to buy a tracker fund following a major index, such as the FTSE 100 or FTSE All-Share. That gives you a spread of the UK’s biggest and best companies, and reduces the damage if one or two of them fail.If you prefer to buy individual companies, there are some terrific opportunities out there. You could play safe by investing in a health-related company listed on the FTSE 100, such as GlaxoSmithKline or Hikma Pharmaceuticals.Alternatively, go for a super-high dividend payer, such as Imperial Brands Group, which has been yielding as much as 15% in recent days. British American Tobacco may also tempt.Get rich and retire earlyI would also consider spirits giant Diageo, because the world needs a drink right now, and investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown which, like other wealth managers, is seeing record levels of interest.Focus your fire power on companies with strong balance sheets and cash flow, manageable levels of debt, and the opportunity to grow their dividends in the longer run.Don’t wait until the end of the tax year. Start investing your £500 today, and move a step closer to your goal, which is to get rich and retire early. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Harvey Jonescenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones | Monday, 6th April, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Take out this year’s ISA today! I’d invest £500 a month in the FTSE 100 to get rich and retire early Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and 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.last_img read more

Why today could be the best investment opportunity in over 10 years

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Peter Stephens The uncertain economic outlook caused by coronavirus may not make today appear to be the best investment opportunity in a decade. After all, it is likely that many businesses will experience a period of lower profitability that negatively impacts on investor sentiment.However, with policymakers across the world having announced major stimulus programmes, an economic recovery could be ahead in the coming years. As such, the stock market could deliver a strong recovery from its low valuation – just as it did following the global financial crisis over 10 years ago.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…Stimulus packagesThe scale of the economic challenges posed by lockdowns over recent months has prompted policymakers to introduce major stimulus packages. For example, the US Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates to zero and introduced an ‘unlimited’ quantitative easing programme.Together, these policies create additional liquidity for businesses and encourage spending rather than saving. They could help to stimulate the world’s largest economy, while similar policies announced across other countries could also improve the outlook for global GDP growth in the coming years.Similar policies, albeit on a smaller scale, were introduced during the global financial crisis. They had a positive impact on asset prices, and sparked a bull market that lasted for over a decade. As such, the outlook for the stock market could be much more positive than recent corporate earnings and economic data suggests.Low valuationsAt the present time, many companies trade on low valuations. This is unsurprising as a wide range of sectors are currently experiencing highly challenging trading conditions that are causing a severe decline in sales and profitability.It may seem unlikely that valuations across the stock market will recover, due to an uncertain outlook. This feeling was also present during the global financial crisis, as well as in the midst of previous economic crises. However, the best investment opportunities have often occurred when the economic outlook is at its most precarious. Valuations are at their lowest ebb at such times, and investors can access wide margins of safety.Clearly, it is not possible to know that valuations are at their lowest ebb at the present time. But many companies currently offer wide margins of safety that are unlikely to persist over the long run. As such, taking advantage of low valuations today could be a shrewd move.A volatile investment opportunityOf course, the stock market is very unlikely to experience a smooth or fast recovery. It can take many years for stock prices to return to their previous highs, and investor sentiment can be highly volatile in the meantime.However, investors who are able to buy stocks today and hold them for a prolonged period of time may generate high returns. The stock market’s track record of recovery from its deepest declines and vast stimulus packages recently introduced mean that now could be the best investment opportunity since the last global downturn over a decade ago. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Why today could be the best investment opportunity in over 10 yearslast_img read more

Draft agenda for the Anglican Consultative Council – ACC-17 –…

first_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Mar 28, 2019 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Tampa, FL Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Draft agenda for the Anglican Consultative Council – ACC-17 – in Hong Kong published Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab ACC17, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags [Anglican Communion News Service] The seventeenth meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council – ACC-17 – begins in a month in Hong Kong. The ACC, one of four Instruments of the Anglican Communion, includes archbishops, bishops, priests, and laity from the 40 autonomous churches of the Anglican Communion. The draft agenda for the meeting has just been published. ACC members will be asked to approve the agenda as their first item of business.Read the entire article here.Editor’s note: The Episcopal Church’s three ACC members for this meeting are Oklahoma Bishop Edward J. Konieczny, the Rev. Michael Barlowe (the executive officer of General Convention) and Rosalie Ballentine of the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Consultative Council Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Anglican Communion, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OHlast_img read more

White Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi Futatsumata

first_img Residential Architecture White Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi Futatsumata Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/207131/white-dormitory-for-il-vento-koichi-futatsumata Clipboard Area:  94 m² Photographs CopyAbout this officeKoichi FutatsumataOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureRefurbishmentRenovationRefurbishmentHousesMarugame-shiJapanPublished on February 20, 2012Cite: “White Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi Futatsumata” 20 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore 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 stream “COPY” CopyResidential Architecture, Renovation•Marugame-shi, Japan Save this picture!© Hiroshi Mizusaki+ 25 Sharecenter_img “COPY” Architects: Koichi Futatsumata Area Area of this architecture project White Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi FutatsumataSave this projectSaveWhite Dormitory For Il Vento / Koichi Futatsumata ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/207131/white-dormitory-for-il-vento-koichi-futatsumata Clipboard Japan ArchDaily Photographs:  Hiroshi MizusakiText description provided by the architects. A renovation project to convert an old vacant house into a dormitory in a village on Teshima, an island lying in the Seto Inland Sea. A dormitory for restaurant staff of IL VENTO which was created as artwork of Tobias Rehberger for Setouchi International Art Festival 2010. The main focus for this project is how we make most of the vacant houses increasing by depopulation.Save this picture!© Hiroshi MizusakiTo insert new elements without disturbing the surrounding landscape of the village which remains unchanged from the old days, the existing exterior wall facing the lane was left untouched. Though deteriorated traditional Japanese style roof was replaced, the basic form and color of the original was adopted to the new one only using different materials, you hardly notice the change from the outside.Save this picture!© Hiroshi MizusakiOn the other hand, all the furnishings and functional features of dormitory as well as a courtyard are reconstructed using various white materials such as woods, stones, and plasters with different expressions and tones. In Japan, white is not only a symbol of new beginning, but the sacred color representing purity, innocence, and peace.Save this picture!© Hiroshi MizusakiInterior space is comprised of three private rooms and a lounge, and a small courtyard set in the middle. The huge white terrace linked by lounge realizes the open space with sense of relief and freedom.Save this picture!© Hiroshi MizusakiContrasts between the inside and outside of the building, that is new and old, proposes to expand the possibilities of the existing architecture on the island and island itself.Save this picture!© Hiroshi MizusakiProject gallerySee allShow lessRensselaer Spring 2012 Lecture SeriesArticles’Toward a Nomadic Architecture’ ExhibitionArticlesProject locationAddress:Teshima Kagawa, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

Analysts say Plantings Report Dictates Shift to Soybeans

first_img Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Analysts say Plantings Report Dictates Shift to Soybeans Facebook Twitter SHARE Analysts say Plantings Report Dictates Shift to Soybeans Friday USDA projected nearly 96 million corn acres will be planted this year, 4 percent more than last year. But quarterly stocks at 6.01 billion bushels were an 8 percent decrease from last year. For soybeans acreage was pegged to decline one percent to 74 million acres, under trade estimates of 75.4. Quarterly stocks of 1.37 billion bushels jumped 10 percent from last year.The grain markets reacted with a sharp move higher and analysts’ reactions to the report varied, but those HAT spoke with agreed the acreage numbers signal a shift to planting soybeans. Jim Riley is in White County, Indiana.“It appears now after Friday’s market action that the corn-soybean ratio is up to about 2.5 plus, and I’ve already had several farmers tell me today they’re thinking about planting more beans than corn,” he told HAT. “And of course some of that will bear on weather conditions, and right now weather conditions still look conducive to early corn planting.”Dr. Chris Hurt from Purdue said the very large corn acreage will tend to depress new crop corn prices. But with lower soybean acres supportive of new crop bean prices, it’s time for farmers to take another look at the corn and soybean mix.“The market now, in the next several days or weeks, is going to try to still buy more bean acres. Competition for acres most of the winter, at least through the beginning of February was saying corn, more corn. That’s what USDA picked up as intentions. It’s now saying too much corn. We need to back off of corn some and look at beans. So I think producers should rethink that corn and soybean mix, or at least redo their calculations and put beans a little bit higher in their priorities this year.”In Indiana specifically, USDA said soybean stocks are up and the opposite is true for corn and wheat.Corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2012 in Indiana totaled 391.3 million bushels, down 3 percent from last year. On-farm corn stocks totaled 205.0 million bushels, down 11 percent from the previous year. Off-farm corn stocks totaled 186.3 million bushels, up 7 percent from 2011.Soybean stocks in all positions totaled 104.0 million bushels, up 10 percent from last year. On-farm soybean stocks totaled 48.0 million bushels, up 14 percent from March 1, 2011. Indiana off-farm soybean stocks totaled 56.0 million bushels, up 6 percent from the previous year.Winter Wheat stocks in all positions totaled 36.9 million bushels, down slightly from a year ago.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/04/USDA-March-2012-analyst-reaction.mp3|titles=USDA March 2012 analyst reaction] By Andy Eubank – Apr 1, 2012 Previous articleIndiana Grown, New Brand for Hoosier Farm ProductsNext articleBillboards Encourages Us to Read the Fine Print Andy Eubank SHARElast_img read more

Rain Continues Assault on Crops

first_img Previous article2015 Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo ContestNext articleIndiana Lt. Governor’s Ag Trade Mission Underway Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Rain Continues Assault on Crops Huffman updateAs summer gets underway many Indiana farmers are hoping their crops get out from under water. Another weekend blast didn’t help, but one Tippecanoe County farmer, even while detailing his lost corn and soybean production estimates, remains hopeful and thankful. And Levi Huffman also prefers what he has now to the alternative.“The rivers are out and there’s a lot of damage all over, but the other thing you still have to remember, you grow more corn in a wet year than you do a dry year,” he said. “If it would turn off and get dry right now, all the roots are shallow, we’ve got compacted ground because we harvested too wet last year, and even planted it a little bit too wet, and there are some yellow spots here and there, and if it turned off the roots are so shallow that they probably wouldn’t go down if they tried to go down.”Saturday night a strong rain storm blasted corn plants all around the area and now it’s easy to spot leaning corn. Again Huffman is optimistic.“It’s not leaning enough that it won’t I think pretty well come out of it if we don’t get a lot more rain. Trouble is the ground is so soft it doesn’t take much for corn to go on over if we get a whole lot of heavy wind, but hopefully we won’t.”The overall yield drop could be 60-70 bushels per acre from last year’s record crop and 30-40 bushels less than average years. Soybeans could fall 10-15 bushels from a good, but not record crop last year.Huffman would love to spray the crops but this wet June is keeping just about everybody out.“We did get spraying done, pre-emergent and post emergent, but we haven’t gotten any post spraying done since. We’ve got 8.2 inches of rain in June and it’s still predicted to rain for the next week, but we’ve been blessed because there are places with more rain than what we’ve got.”He also grows tomatoes and many of those fields have significant areas where the plants are under water. Quality will definitely be a problem this year.Hear more in the HAT interview:Levi Huffman June 22 report Rain Continues Assault on Crops By Andy Eubank – Jun 22, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more