Monday 21 February 2011 11:26 am Tags: NULL whatsapp ECB returns to bond-buying with €711m splurge whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam alison.lock The European Central Bank settled €711m (£649m) worth of bond purchases last week, corroborating dealers who said it had been buying Portuguese debt.The new purchases, which ended a three-week pause in the programme, raise the programme’s total spending to €77bn from €76.5bn, when rounded to the closest half billion.Portuguese sovereign bond yields hit a euro lifetime high last week after disappointing GDP figures pointed to the country sliding back into recession this year.Traders had spotted signs of the ECB buying Portuguese bonds at times over the past two weeks, although intervention late last week will not show up in today’s figures.Most economists and bond analysts believe that rising bond yields will eventually force Portugal to seek financial aid, as did Greece and Ireland. But Lisbon has resisted pressure to do so for months, longer than many expected.“Investors remain very sceptical about the ability of this country to get out of the woods without requesting any help,” RBS economist Silvio Peruzzo said. “The ECB’s role remains very important to prevent spreads from blowing up.”He said Portugal was trying to manage without applying for aid until at least a late March EU summit, at which European leaders hope to unveil a “comprehensive package” to deal with the bloc’s debt crisis, and that the ECB might have to keep buying until at least then.European Union member states last week showed increasing concern about Portugal’s ability to fund itself in financial markets, and believed Lisbon would need to seek a bailout by April.And European policymakers at a weekend G20 summit said Lisbon must stick to its deficit reduction targets and implement more promised economic reforms to convince markets it is able to service its debt and does not need outside aid.Since the ECB’s purchases take 2-3 days to be finalised, it is likely that the settled amount includes purchases made over a week ago but not the most recent ones.
“COPY” Photographs: Juan Solano Ojasi Text description provided by the architects. Infinite rolling dunes from the desert to the East and rocky Pacific Ocean cliffs used by fishermen to the West converge on the site of Casa Q, creating a unique natural environment. Casa Q is the first residence built in one of the areas not yet occupied at the Beach Club Misterio, located 117 kilometers south of Lima, Peru.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Challenging the stillness of the surroundings, Casa Q materializes the dreams of a young couple in a “floating volume” which embodies the spaces for a future family. The volume is supported by circular columns placed by intuition, as a dance, instead of forcibly in a grid. The dancing columns are accompanied by sliding glass panels that define the common area of the house; the living-dining and terrace are integrated or separated by the option to open or close the glass panels depending on social and weather conditions. Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe rest of the house – guest rooms, kitchen and services – are tastefully secluded at the back of the sloped site thus providing visual contrast with a volume of water in the front which has been unearthed for the enjoyment of swimming. Each view in the house connects to the infinite of the horizon.Save this picture!© Juan Solano OjasiProject gallerySee allShow lessPractice 2.0: Work Smarter Not HarderArticlesSerlachius Museum Gösta Extension Competition Proposal / MACA EstudioArticles Share Houses Save this picture!© Juan Solano Ojasi+ 26 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/149949/beach-house-q-longhi-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/149949/beach-house-q-longhi-architects Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily “COPY” Peru Year: Architects: Longhi Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyHouses•Lima, Peru Beach House Q / Longhi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeach House Q / Longhi Architects 2010 Area: 404 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Beach House Q / Longhi Architects CopyAbout this officeLonghi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLimaHouses3D ModelingPeruPublished on July 14, 2011Cite: “Beach House Q / Longhi Architects” 14 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/399275/gen-carmen-sylva-building-chauriye-stager-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Santiago, Chile Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Save this picture!© Ricardo FerreiraGrass covered terraces have been laid out on theroof, which helps to lower solar radiation outwards, while at the same timeinsulates the interior of the apartments. To the south, we have designed anenameled steel lattice where climbing vines cover the air conditioningfacilities. Gen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos Apartments “COPY” ArchDaily “COPY” 2008 Save this picture!© Ricardo Ferreira+ 14 Share Area: 1800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project The new master plan of the arearaises the possibility of increasing the floor area of the building from thesecond floor up, which generates a gap where the larger volume is separatedfrom its supports under the second floor. The volume is designed with a concreteframe that attempts to integrate the treetops. The project seeks to destroy theclassic overlapping of plans, breaking the scheme with two typologies that aredisplayed differently to the street. Towards the corner, the single floorapartments overlap, and towards the party wall, duplex apartments are stacked,giving the facade a play of heights. CopyAbout this officeChauriye Stäger ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSantiagoChilePublished on July 13, 2013Cite: “Gen Carmen Sylva Building / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos” [Edificio Gen Carmen Sylva / Chauriye Stäger Arquitectos] 13 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture Salt and Pepper House / Kube ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSalt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture Area: 2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903606/salt-and-pepper-house-kube-architecture Clipboard Architects: Kube Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Year: ArchDaily Save this picture!© Greg Powers+ 28Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Washington D. C., United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903606/salt-and-pepper-house-kube-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: Greg Powers Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Bedco Mobility, Illuminations, Inc., Metal SpecialtiesSave this picture!© Greg PowersRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. The Owners, a couple in their mid-70’s, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got married in the house while it was under construction. They love to cook and collect art, so the palette of white walls and black steel is both a metaphor for salt and pepper, as well as a setting for framing their artwork. Pops of color highlight the colors in their art collection.Save this picture!© Greg PowersThe house is organized around a central core containing service spaces, which creates a seamless flow along the perimeter, with major spaces facing front and back. The existing house was stripped down to its basic elements: brick walls, structural framing members, and outdoor space. The rear second floor was removed to create a two-story living/dining room facing the rear garden. Steel structure was inserted to allow for a full glass wall to the rear. The kitchen sits at the center of the house facing the garden, and an indoor-outdoor dining table with bench (both custom-designed by the architect) create a strong interdependence of cooking, eating, and enjoying the outdoor space. A Corten steel fountain provides the calming sound of water. Save this picture!© Greg PowersSave this picture!Section diagram 02Save this picture!© Greg PowersAging in place was an important design factor. An elevator is concealed within the central core, and all circulation routes are wide enough for a wheelchair. The master bathroom has custom stainless grab bars and an open shower for roll-in access. Save this picture!© Greg PowersProject gallerySee allShow lessFolk Culture Center / Lacime ArchitectsSelected ProjectsCABB Auditorium / GRHOUND OFFICESelected Projects Share Projects 2015 CopyAbout this officeKube ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWashington D.C.Washington D. C.United StatesPublished on October 11, 2018Cite: “Salt and Pepper House / Kube Architecture” 11 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2005 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Charity Commission publishes advice on giving to emergency appeals 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 Charity Commission today publishes guidelines urging people and organisations to maximise the millions being raised for the current and future emergency appeals by giving effectively.The Commission’s guidelines, published amidst the unprecedented scale of public donations for the DEC Tsunami Earthquake appeal, aim to keep people giving, minimise bureaucracy and ensure the money goes to the organisations on the front line.The Commission encourages people to donate by Gift Aid to gain an extra 28p in every pound they give to charity. If all of the £76 million donated by 4 January 2005 had been given under Gift Aid then another £21 million would have been added to the total. Advertisement It advises people to avoid duplication of effort by checking to see what others in their local area are already up to. It advises that, if running a public collection, make sure that you have got the go-ahead from your local authority or the Met ropolitan police as getting permission will streamline the collection process.It recommends banking the cash as soon as possible and asking for a receipt from the bank or building society.Finally the Commission advises that supporters report back to the people in their workplace or community who have given so that they know the money is reaching those in need.The Charity Commission’s chief executive, Andrew Hind, said: “the public’s generosity in the wake of this dreadful disaster has been overwhelming. This proves – if proof were needed – that we are a nation of givers and truly challenges the theory of donor fatigue. We want people to give and to maximise the millions raised to ensure that charities don’t lose out on the tax breaks their charitable status deserves.”‘Maximise the millions – new guidelines for people collecting to help disaster victims’ will be available from the Charity Commission’s home page today.
Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ City to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” Previous articleTCU study abroad focuses on preparedness in face of global terrorismNext articleHoroscope: October 9, 2017 Kayley Ryan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Kayley Ryan Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin ReddIt Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ 10th-annual Frogstock features student-led music Kayley Ryanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kayley-ryan/ Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printRhonica Stuart said she is waiting for gasoline prices to go down before she’ll start filling up her car more often.Before Hurricane Harvey tore through the Gulf Coast and shut down 22 percent of total U.S. refining capacity, Stuart said gas prices weren’t on her mind. Now, she says, prices change the way she thinks about driving.“I think we all became more aware when there was the gas shortage,” Stuart said. ” And then when you see the prices go up, I really reconsider if I’m going to take a longer trip.”Stuart fills her car with premium gasoline, which hovers at about $2.85 per gallon. The price has dropped by increments each week, but it’s still about 20 cents above its price before Harvey hit, according to AAA.Stuart is waiting for the price to drop to its pre-Harvey levels.“That’s me hedging my bets,” she said, laughing. “I’m not going to pay more.”In Fort Worth, prices of regular gasoline are about 18 cents above their levels before the hurricane, though they have also been steadily decreasing each week, according to AAA.Gas pumps at a 7-Eleven in the 109 were open again after trucks unloaded a new supply of gas. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)Supply and demand“It’s normal when a hurricane hits the coast for these gas spikes to happen,” said Jenna Delaney, a senior oil analyst for S&P Global Platts.When Hurricane Harvey strained the supply of refined products like gasoline, demand for gasoline shot up and prices naturally followed, she said.Exorbitantly high prices for fuel or other necessities are illegal and Texas has anti-gouging laws in place to protect consumers, according to the attorney general’s office. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said his office would prosecute price gougers after his office’s Consumer Protection Division received more than 500 complaints about excessive prices.Delaney said a decrease in supply of refined products was the primary reason for temporary gas shortages and longer lines at gas pumps over Labor Day Weekend.Lineup at the pumpsConsumers also played a significant role in the temporary gas shortage, analyst John-Laurent Tronche wrote in an email. Tronche manages the crude oil team in the Americas at S&P Global Platts.“Emotions, of course, play a role in the process,” Tronche wrote. “After Harvey, many people rushed to buy gasoline in Dallas-Fort Worth (myself included), and this caused temporary shortages–but there probably didn’t have to be shortages if people had kept their cool and only bought what they needed.”A manager at 7-Eleven on Forest Park Boulevard said his gas station ran out of gas the Thursday before Labor Day.“Wednesday I checked,” said Manu Chendi, who’s been managing the gas station for eight years. “We have a three-day stock but it was finished like in a day, less than a day.”On average, 275 customers pump gas at Chendi’s station. That number rose to 465 on Wednesday and 650 on Thursday. Trucks brought more supply Saturday, but at that point, customers had already filled up, he said. Chendi said business didn’t go back to normal until a week later.Ken Morgan, director of the TCU Energy Institute, said gas “panic” arose in part from consumers’ misunderstanding how Fort Worth gets its refined products.“Their panic was, Houston’s going down, my God I got to go fill up,” Morgan said. “Well it’s because they don’t know, the refineries that fill the metroplex are closer right up here in Oklahoma.”“[Refined product] went from a refinery, through the pipelines, stored in 20 different places around the metroplex,” Morgan said. “And trucks bring it in to us, take it in and out. If our only hope was Houston, that price would have shot way up.”U.S. Gulf Coast refineries ran at 73 percent capacity in the week ending Sept. 15, up 12.3 percent from the previous week but remaining at the lowest level since Sept. 26, 2008, according to the Energy Information Association.What higher prices mean for consumersWhile the gas shortage was temporary, the higher prices continue to impact consumers in the Fort Worth area.Prices at this 7-Eleven were 50 cents above their normal price the week after Labor Day. (Photo by Kayley Ryan)Fort Worth resident Pasma Alaa said higher gas prices have changed the way her family drives around. Before, she would take her kids on outings, such as a drive to a park, about three times per week; but now, it’s just once a week, she said.A trip to the grocery store requires a tighter budget as well.“Yeah, that has [an] effect because I’m trying to save more money for gas,” she said. “Before I go, I’m trying to see how many miles, how long the distance. Now I’m trying to count everything. It’s not like before.”Danielle Woodall and her husband both commute to work, which she said is now causing more of a strain on their monthly gas budget than it did before Harvey.“We spend about $100 a week more,” Woodall said.To save money, Woodall takes her family to closer parks within walking distance and has switched from premium to regular gasoline.“We know it’s– we hope at least– it’s going to go down again,” she said. “And then we come back to be able to go wherever we want and not have to think about staying close to home or on the way for our jobs.”A change in shopping and driving habits is normal during a dramatic change in gas prices, according to a study from JP Morgan Chase in 2015.Using data from 57 million anonymized debit or credit card account holders, JP Morgan Chase found that when gas prices are low, people spend more on other goods.The study found that for every dollar saved from lower gas prices, consumers spent 80 cents on other goods and services, 20 cents of which were spent at restaurants.A JP Morgan Chase chart shows for every dollar saved from low gas prices, consumers spend 80 cents on other goods.Low-income earners in the study experienced the greatest increase in their purchasing power from a fall in gas prices.Morgan said higher gas prices would also cause the greatest impact for laborers and low-income earners who have long commutes to work.“Let’s say that you depend on [gasoline] because you’re a construction worker. And you got to drive from here to North Dallas because that’s where the new homes are right now,” he said.Morgan said that working people may have lost $50 to $60 a week to higher gas prices, making it harder for them to afford such necessities as groceries and school supplies.Despite the higher gas prices, some Fort Worth residents said they didn’t change how they drove or how often they purchased gas.Keith Hill said he hasn’t paid much attention to rising gas prices.“I drive a gas guzzler anyway, I drive a truck,” Hill said. “Really I don’t even think about it.”Meredith Miner said she remembers when gas was priced at $4 a gallon.Comparing that to today’s prices, Miner said she’s not changing her driving habits.“I still have my duties and things that we’ve got to do so I can’t change those up,” Miner said. “My demand is the same.”A historical perspectiveLike Miner, Morgan put this year’s price uptick into perspective, recalling the oil embargo of 1973, when the U.S. supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War, prompting the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries to place an embargo on all oil imports to the United States.“[In the 70s], we had lines out here that went for so long for so many days and weeks,” Morgan said. “And that was just politics, wasn’t even a storm, wasn’t catastrophic.”In this 1974 photo, drivers and a man pushing a lawnmower wait at a gas station in San Jose, California. (AP Photo)Prices soared from $2.90 for a barrel of oil before the embargo to $11.65 for a barrel in January 1974.Inflation tangled with the energy crisis of 1978, making all products more expensive and making the dollar worth less than it was before the embargo, Morgan said.Delaney said inflation isn’t a concern after Harvey, pointing to geopolitical tensions such as the 1973 oil embargo as a greater catalyst for long-term effects.“You don’t normally see a long-term impact of higher gasoline prices just because of a hurricane,” Delaney said.Instead, natural disasters lead to short-term impacts, which, as Morgan said, could be as small as oranges increasing in price after Hurricane Irma hit Florida.Short-term impact on other forms of energyHarvey did, however, impact other parts of the energy sector, both domestically and globally.Other industries that use crude oil saw a spike in prices. Jet fuel prices went up 42 cents, a high not seen since Hurricane Ike struck in 2008, S&P Global Platts editor Daron Jones said in a Platts news release.Increasing energy independenceWhile the U.S. produces petroleum in 141 refineries, it also imports petroleum from 70 countries, including OPEC countries, Persian Gulf countries, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, Mexico and Colombia. In 2016, the U.S. exported petroleum primarily to Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil and Japan.Main Petroleum Imports to U.S.Venngage InfographicsAs the U.S. produces more of its own oil, it approaches a balance of its imports and exports, otherwise known as energy independence, Morgan said.“Energy independence means I have enough,” he said. “I’m balancing my energy budget.”In 2016, the U.S. imported a quarter of its petroleum, according to the Energy Information Administration.Because the U.S. produces and exports more of its own oil today, the economy isn’t easily crippled by a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey, and inflation stays under control, Morgan said.Meanwhile, gas prices in Fort Worth are steadily climbing back down to their pre-Harvey levels.“This country has its own energy base locked in, and that’s a good thing,” Morgan said. “It’s not $5 for a gallon of gasoline, we’re not standing in lines this week, we’re not hoping that they get over being mad somewhere else in the world.” Twitter Facebook Fort Worth recognized for growing music scene Twitter $800 million bond looks to expand JPS medical and behavioral health facilities Linkedin + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
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Data are presented here on low molecular weight carbohydrates contents (assessed from samples collected in situ) of selected, representative terrestrial species from the maritime Antarctic. Significant seasonal variation for most species were observed. Increased levels overwinter in arthropods contrasted with cryptogams where levels were higher in spring and summer samples. The occurrence and seasonal variation of trehalose in particular is demonstrated for invertebrate and lichen species. The data are discussed in relation to published results from experimental manipulation of growth temperatures on Antarctic fungi and an Arctic springtail providing further evidence for the protective role of trehalose. The widespread presence of trehalose in polar biota is documented and discussed regarding acclimatisation to both low temperature and partial dehydration.
The Cenomanian-Santonian biostratigraphy of the James Ross Basin, north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula is in need of comprehensive revision. This is being achieved by the systematic re-investigation of a series of key reference sections on the north-west coast of James Ross Island, with the first of these being located in the vicinity of Brandy Bay. A new suite of 10 ammonite taxa from the uppermost Whisky Bay and Hidden Lake Formations at this locality has overwhelming Coniacian age affinities. It comprises representatives from the Tetragonitidae and Gaudryceratidae, together with the stratigraphically earliest representative of the Kossmaticeratidae and the three earliest Pachydiscidae species from the James Ross Basin. Some fragmentary specimens are assigned to the Collignoniceratidae, and various heteromorphs to the Nostoceratidae, Diplomoceratidae and Baculitidae. The one new taxon described herein is Gaudryceras (Gaudryceras) strictum sp. nov. This ammonite fauna represents an important precursor to the much more prolific assemblages that occur in the overlying Santa Marta and Lopez de Bertodano formations (latest Coniacian-Maastrichtian). It shows some affinities to the Madagascan Coniacian ammonite fauna, and offers an opportunity for strengthening Late Cretaceous biostratigraphic correlations between the northern and southern hemispheres. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.