Tuesday 21 September 2010 7:14 pm Future growth needs freedom now KCS-content Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Share RICHARD WELLINGSDEPUTY EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, IEAWHEN the Soviet Union collapsed it seemed obvious that economic freedom was essential if individuals and societies were to thrive. But in the 20 years since, the enemies of liberty have fought back. The vested interests and bureaucracies that rely on big government have increasingly used environmental objectives and notions of social inclusion and fairness to justify imposing new taxes and controls on business activities.The recent recession has provided opponents of economic freedom with still more ammunition. A slump caused primarily by loose monetary policy, ill-conceived regulations and flawed US housing policies has been widely misrepresented as an example of market failure. In this context, the latest edition of Economic Freedom of the World is depressing reading. This year’s report includes data from 2008, when the slowdown really kicked in. It shows the first decline in global economic freedom for decades, as governments responded to the crisis by ratcheting up the level of state intervention with bank bailouts, tighter financial regulations and Keynesian stimulus measures.The UK is no exception to the negative global trend, but there is one big difference. Economic freedom in Britain began to be eroded at the end of the 1990s, well before the credit crunch hit. In the last decade the country’s rank has fallen from sixth freest to 10th freest. The UK may well drop out of the top 10 next year. This trend is very worrying. There is a strong long-term correlation between economic freedom and economic growth. Low taxes and light-touch regulation provide an environment in which entrepreneurs can flourish and generate the wealth that lifts people out of poverty. Yet Britain’s policymakers appear to have lost sight of this key lesson. Prosperity has been taken for granted and resources have increasingly been transferred from productive businesses to non-productive government spending in order to pursue social objectives and satisfy vocal interest groups. Such policies have helped create record peacetime budget deficits and are no longer sustainable. British policymakers therefore need to rediscover the importance of economic freedom. A credible deficit reduction programme is a good start. In five years’ time, the government forecasts that public spending as a share of GDP will be significantly lower than it is today. But the coalition needs to go much further to make the UK once again one of the world’s most competitive and dynamic economies. A systematic programme of deregulation should be a key priority and the vast majority of controls imposed in the past decade should be rescinded. At the same time, counterproductive tax rises on high-earners and investors should be reversed and tax cuts for wealth creators introduced at the earliest opportunity. This is the best way to avoid a double-dip recession. Dr Richard Wellings is deputy editorial director at the Institute of Economic Affairs (www.iea.org.uk)
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling The Japan Racing Authority (JRA) has criticised Betfair Australia and other betting exchanges after a dispute with the Flutter-owned operator over its offering of Japanese racing that saw Betfair pull the markets from its site.In March, Betfair announced that it would offer Japanese racing on its Australian exchange. This, the JRA said, came without the Authority receiving any notice of the plans.The JRA sent two letters to Betfair calling for the operator to stop offering the market, before on 28 May, it did so “thanks to the cooperation and support from racing authorities and other connections in Australia and other countries”.The JRA said its opposition to Betfair offering Japanese racing markets was due to the fact that betting exchanges offer bettors the opportunity to bet against a horse winning.“The betting exchange platform which allows betting on losers or profit from a horse not winning is totally unacceptable from the standpoint of maintaining integrity and also from the principles of sports that all competitors should aim to win,” the JRA said. “The JRA strongly opposes betting exchanges and urges operators not to offer exchange wagering on Japanese racing, or to provide the service to Japanese citizens.The JRA added that Betfair had specifically promised not to offer bets on Japanese racing when it first received a licence in Australia.“The JRA has consistently opposed this type of wagering for years,” it continued. “When Betfair obtained a licence for exchange betting in Australia in 2006, the JRA sent a letter to express our concerns about betting exchange covering Japanese racing.“At that time, the CEO of Betfair replied to us that they would not accept bets from people in Japan and have no plan and intention to offer a betting exchange market on Japanese racing.”The JRA said the dispute was similar to one last year between Betfair and the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) after the exchange operator offered bets on racing in Hong Kong in September 2019. The HKJC then told Betfair Australia to “immediately cease and desist” offering betting exchange wagering on its races.“The jockeys who are licensed to ride in Hong Kong objected to being exposed to the suspicion and innuendo that will inevitably be associated with riding a beaten favorite that has been heavily laid on a betting exchange,” the JRA said. “In response to The HKJC’s protests, Betfair decided to cease betting exchange on Hong Kong racing shortly afterward.“We share the same view with The HKJC in that betting exchanges pose threats to the integrity of racing.” Email Address 15th June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle JRA hits out at Betfair for offering Japanese racing Regions: Asia Oceania Japan Australia The Japan Racing Authority (JRA) has criticised Betfair Australia and other betting exchanges after a dispute with the Flutter-owned operator over its offering of Japanese racing that saw Betfair pull the markets from its site. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
Laying down the law: Referee Wayne Barnes in action (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wayne Barnes out of Premiership finalCraig Maxwell-Keys will referee the Gallagher Premiership final between Exeter and Wasps on Saturday after Wayne Barnes – who was in line to officiate the showpiece– tested positive for coronavirus.The experienced ref revealed the news of his failed test on Thursday night, via Twitter. The assistant referees who will work alongside Maxwell-Keys are still to be confirmed, however we do know that Rowan Kitt will be the television match official while Danae Zamboulis will be the first woman to act as the citing officer in a Premiership final.Barnes is not the only one to miss out on the final because of the virus. Wasps revealed this week that 11 of their players are unavailable.Wasps Head Coach, Lee Blackett, said: “If we are all being honest, it hasn’t been ideal preparation, but I have to give credit to the players because they have coped with it admirably.Now in charge: Match Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys (Getty Images)“A lot of credit must also go to the staff, especially team manager Dave Bassett, head of medical Ali James and club doctor Ralph Mitchell. The amount of work that they have put in behind the scenes to allow us to play in this game is phenomenal.“It has been a difficult week in terms of all of that, but the one thing that we spoke about at the start of the season is being adaptable. Now the players will do everything they can to put in a performance on Saturday. We know it will be tough, Exeter deservedly finished top of the league this season, but we are confident with the form that we can take into the game.” He has been replaced by Craig Maxwell-Keys With so many other officials involved with Test matches this weekend, it means Maxwell-Keys, 30, will now be in charge of his first-ever major final.Related: Referee appointments for Six Nations 2020 Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Year: “COPY” Roncero House / ALT arquitecturaSave this projectSaveRoncero House / ALT arquitectura Photographs: Silvio PosadaText description provided by the architects. Built into a slope, the project is a two-story house with distinct entrances on each floor. The property is developed as a narrow longitudinal scheme to make the most of the garden plot. The volume arises from the main street of the merger of the two branches of access and it develops as a concrete materialization in the first floor, which rises to close the volume weightless cantilever. Save this picture!PlansThis house is perhaps the most expressive done by ALT arquitectura. They designed the house with huge concrete surfaces flying over the ground, without giving too many clues of structural performance. We were looking for a non-logical structure to provide spaces with something magical. Save this picture!© Silvio PosadaThe volume setting has been designed to deceive the intuitive structural sense that tells us why things do not fall. Contemplating large and heavy volumes of concrete without knowing where they hold creates an odd and pleasant sensation. The heavy becomes light. The large glass skylight manages to create the feeling of being outside, and increase the lightness of the staircase. They used calibrated round20mm, and end result has a surprising rigidity. IPE200 beams that support the treads hanging were bolted to the concrete by a plate dimension of the head of the beam. Save this picture!© Silvio PosadaThe space changes with movement and with the variable interaction of sunlight. The house is composed of overlapping spatial concepts. Some are more three-dimensional, others are more bi-dimensional, and everything is woven by one-dimensional vertical rods of the ladder. Save this picture!© Silvio PosadaThe material that creates the main enclosure is concrete. What is not concrete, or fluted metal is polished stainless steel. The windows are aluminum finished steel. They selected a special profile of straight angles. The architects intention is that nature is reflected in the skin of the building, accentuating the flight of the large volume of concrete.Save this picture!© Silvio PosadaProject gallerySee allShow lessCitizens Redesign Their City in Dreamhamar / Ecosistema UrbanoArticles“Transforming Landscapes” ExhibitionArticles Share 2011 CopyAbout this officeALT arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasMadridHouses3D ModelingSpainPublished on October 14, 2011Cite: “Roncero House / ALT arquitectura” 14 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 18 Share Sunset / Topos Design Studio “COPY” Sunset / Topos Design StudioSave this projectSaveSunset / Topos Design Studio ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/219828/sunset-topos-design-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/219828/sunset-topos-design-studio Clipboard Architects: Topos Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTopos Design StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasHousesBukit Timah3D ModelingSingaporePublished on March 26, 2012Cite: “Sunset / Topos Design Studio” 26 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK Fundraising Bookshop has been updated to include two new editions of books by CaritasData Ltd, The Top 1000 Charities in Scotland, and Who’s Who in Charities 2006.The new edition of “Who’s Who in Charities” now includes up-to-date biographies and contact details on almost 50,000 charity personnel. Charities qualify for a 50% discount on the published price of £215 if they buy from CaritasData Ltd.The new edition of The Top 1000 Charities in Scotland of course includes the leading grantmaking as well as operational charities. Each charity is listed with, where available, a five-year financial history, the charity’s aims, grantmaker status, and names of its key executives and patrons. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The publishers say that the book will be useful to fundraisers who wish to identify grantmakers and corporate donors who are sympathetic to their cause, and for those keen to compare other charities levels of income – lottery, legacy and voluntary.Similarly the book is available at a 50% discount to charities buying it directly from the publisher. Two new CaritasData books added Howard Lake | 11 February 2006 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people 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.
Melanie May | 3 March 2017 | News Tagged with: Awards design 196 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Snowdon Trust, World Vision, and The Donkey Sanctuary have all won 2017 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.The DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, which took place on 1st March, reward examples of design that have had a tangible and measurable effect on business success, and were judged by business leaders including Dr Andy Palmer, CEO of Aston Martin, Deborah Meaden, Dragon’s Den investor and businesswoman, Meadenspeak and Josh Berger, President and MD of Warner Bros.All three charities were awarded Silver in the awards. Snowdon Trust won for a project by Elmwood that rebranded The Snowdon Award Scheme to Snowdon Trust, designing new strong brand communications with a distinctive ‘equals’ sign marque that graphically communicate the multitude of ways it supports its beneficiaries. Annual donation income in 2016 was more than double that of 2011 following the changes.The Donkey Sanctuary won for a brand overhaul by The Allotment that saw new donkey adoptions rise 700% within two months of the relaunch, a 60% increase in income, and a 78% increase in visitors to the charity’s Sidmouth site.World Vision won its award for The Story Shop by The Yard Creative. The project saw The Yard Creative design a kiosk that looked like a specialist vintage store, and let customers open the interactive drawers and cupboards to read the story of World Vision UK. The initiative helped the charity to raise £25,000-worth of donations, which is 316% above target. Snowdon Trust, World Vision & The Donkey Sanctuary win DBA design awards Advertisement 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. 195 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11
TOTAL ACRES AVAILABLE 118,426.2 Julia A. WickardIndiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard today announced additional drought relief for Indiana’s livestock producers. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack authorized the release of emergency haying and grazing for all Indiana counties for certain practices and acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) outside the primary nesting season for wildlife. This decision was based upon the U.S. Drought Monitor. “For Indiana, this means all 92 counties are released and just over 118,000 CRP acres on eligible practices,” stated Wickard. “There are more than 281,000 acres enrolled in CRP in the state of Indiana. However, some practices such as tree plantings or wildlife habitat may not be released because of wildlife considerations, she said.” CRP Practices eligible for Emergency Haying and Grazing are: By Gary Truitt – Jul 24, 2012 CP4BPermanent Wildlife Habitat Corridors383 Facebook Twitter CP1Permanent Introduced Grasses and Legumes30,261 Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Opens Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres for Entire State CP2Permanent Native Grasses26,091 Previous articleDrought Stress Starting To Set In On Specialty And Produce CropsNext articleHoosier Livestock Producers in Liquidation Mode Gary Truitt CP 38SAFE CP25 Rare and Declining Habitat110.7 USDA Opens Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres for Entire State CP10Vegetative Cover (Grass Already Established)49,735 SHARE All haying under emergency provisions must be completed by August 31st; while grazing must end September 30th. Authorized producers can use the CRP acreage for their own livestock or may grant another livestock producer use of the CRP acreage. Hay that is baled may be given away or sold. The eligible CRP acreage is limited to acres located within the approved county. Producers must also obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that outlines permitted haying or grazing practices. There will be a 10 percent annual payment reduction for CRP acres used for grazing under these emergency provisions, which was reduced from 25 percent recently by Secretary Vilsack. The selling of hay and the payment reduction is for 2012 only due to the drought conditions. “Given the widespread nature of this drought in Indiana, forage for livestock is already substantially reduced. These specific CRP acres will assist our Hoosier farmers who raise livestock”, said Wickard. Wickard reminds producers that they should check with their local FSA office for clear guidance on what CRP practices are eligible. CP4DPermanent Wildlife Habitat11,845 Facebook Twitter SHARE Additional information is available at www.fsa.usda.gov or you can visit the Indiana FSA Drought page at www.fsa.usda.gov/in for more Indiana drought-related information. Source: Indiana FSA CP18CPermanent Salt Tolerant Vegetative Cover0.5 PracticeDescriptionApproximateIndiana Acres The CRP emergency authorization for 2012 is effective for eligible contracts as the primary nesting seasons expire for applicable CRP contracts. A contract that was approved for enrollment prior to February 8, 2007 has a primary nesting season of March 1 through July 15th. A contract that was approved for enrollment on or after February 8, 2007 has a primary nesting season of April 1 through August 1st.
By Andy Eubank – Sep 12, 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Bean Production Up; Indiana 3 BPA Higher Bean Production Up; Indiana 3 BPA Higher Previous articleLate Season Rains Continue to Cause Problems for Indiana CropsNext articleClouds cut Corn Yields in Southern Indiana Andy Eubank september-crop-reportThe September crop report from USDA Monday projects record corn and soybean production this year, and the soybean report was enough to drive the market much lower. USDA bumped soybean yield and production beyond all estimates and its own August report. Production is now pegged at 4.201 billion bushels and a yield of 50.6.The numbers were up enough to surprise analysts like Bill Gentry at Risk Management Commodities in Lafayette.Bill Gentry“I really was surprised to see the actual number come out,” he said. “I listened to Jim (Hedrick) from our office about the agronomics of this crop and he says beans really have the potential to stand in with phenomenal yields. We’re getting early yield checks already that are really sounding good. Early variety beans are really coming in nice, so I think realistically the USDA looked at it and said here you go, we’ll put a real number in play and watch how the market responds to it.”Soybean 2016-17 ending stocks were also raised. Corn ending stocks were lowered and the report dropped corn production but not as much as the average of trade estimates. Production is estimated to be 15.093 billion bushels with an average yield of 174.4.“Not a real crazy number,” Gentry said. “The crazy one was last month now that we’ve seen USDA back off on their yield expectations a little bit. I think the fact that they’re still using record ear weights for this report, and we’ve got some anecdotal data that suggests that may not be the case going forward. So I think they did the right direction for the adjustment.”The corn 2016-17 ending stocks number dropped to 2.384 billion bushels, down 25 million bushels from last month.Indiana corn yield drops 2 bushels from last month to 185, and almost 1.038 billion bushels to be harvested. Soybean yield for Hoosier farmers is expected to average 58, a jump of 3 bushels per acre and total production is nearing 560 million acres. SHARE
TAGS Facebook Appreciation breakfast Pinterest Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Trina Morales serves food. La Margarita Restaurant hosted an annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast for first responders at the La Margarita Festival Grounds Monday morning, July 10, 2018. La Margarita Restaurant will host its annual Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. July 9 at La Margarita festival grounds, 1257 W. Monahans St. The event is free and is open only to law enforcement and first responders. Facebook Local News WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleEzekiel GalvanNext articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ game Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Twitter