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Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgLivestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Livestock Feeds Plc (LIVEST.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLivestock Feeds Plc manufactures and markets a range of animal feed products in Nigeria which includes feed for poultry, pig and cattle. The company is the dominant brand in animal feeds with an installed capacity of 40 MT/hour single shift and a network of 12 franchise millers. Livestock Feeds Plc was established in 1963 as a subsidiary of Pfizer to provide health and nutritional products for exotic milking cows and hybrid chicken that were being imported into Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Livestock Feeds Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957651/cuckoos-nest-betweenspaces Clipboard ArchDaily Residential Architecture Area:  565 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: D’Décor, Grohe, Toto, Hybec, IFB, Kajaria, Petals, Wurfel Projects India Kanhayalal Sharma Photographs:  Shamanth Patil J Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil J+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” Design Team:Shveta Mohan, Pramod Jaiswal & Divya ECity:BangaloreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil JRecommended ProductsEducational ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsWater Facade Panels in UneatlanticoEducational ApplicationsVELUX CommercialSkylights – Trumpington Community CollegeWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Cuckoo’s Nest is built on a corner plot measuring 45’x75’ with roads on the western and northern edge in a gated layout and surrounded by a silver oak tree and some palm trees. The brief was to design a house that is simple, pragmatic and modern for ageing parents of the owners, the owners themselves and their two sons. The entire narrative of this house is constructed around the idea of playfulness and pragmatism. The name Cuckoo’s Nest, alludes more to the playful imagery of Cuckoo’s clock. The proposed design interprets the typical layering in south Indian temple complex, where the inner sanctum is surrounded by layers of pillared verandahs and the outermost layer of tall fence. This layering helps in gradually taking people from the chaotic outdoors to the serene and quiet indoors in a sequential manner.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Shamanth Patil JProgrammatically, the house has 2 bedrooms for the old parents, living, dining and a pooja room on the ground floor. The first floor has the kid’s bedroom, a study and the master bedroom around a double height volume over the dining area on the ground floor. A small garden on the northern side, becomes an extension to the living room. This garden is enclosed within a brick jaali wall on the northern side, to ensure good cross ventilation and a certain degree of privacy from the road without making the space feel cramped. The entry to the house has been deliberately convoluted to make the inhabitants move through a green edged verandah sandwiched between the courtyard on its eastern side and the brick jaali wall on the western side of the property.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JThe kid’s bedroom on the first-floor juts out of the main mass and has been crowned by a pitched roof, clad in Sirra Grey Granite, allowing a small loft over the bathroom. This doubles as a cozy play area for the kids. The inherent honesty and simplicity of the house is reflected in the usage of terracotta bricks, form finish concrete, white walls, white marble and a very simple décor in the interior spaces. A deliberate transition in scale and materiality is created through the brick jaali wall and the low height form finish roof over the entrance verandah which acts as a threshold between the immediate surrounding and the interior. The verandah leads to a foyer space separated from the living with the help of a filigree screen finished in MDF and dark blue color paint. The foyer leads to the living room and the double height dining space, right in the center of the house.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JSave this picture!Section 03Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JThe interior spaces are kept very simple with selective walls finished in hues of blues and browns. The interior spaces are flooded with indirect and soft daylights through skylights over the staircase and deep-set windows. Cuckoo’s Nest is designed to be a sanctuary intended to resonate with the silence and quietude of a temple complex, yet be filled with the sounds of conversation between three generation.Save this picture!© Shamanth Patil JProject gallerySee allShow lessSt Mary’s Calne Library / Woods BagotSelected ProjectsSwan Lake Bridge House and Viewing Tower / TAO – Trace Architecture OfficeSelected Projects Share Structural Consultant: Civil Contractor: Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpacesSave this projectSaveCuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces Year:  Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957651/cuckoos-nest-betweenspaces Clipboard Interior Contractor: Photographs 2020 Kalkura Associates Architects: BetweenSpaces Area Area of this architecture project Ennkay constructions CopyResidential Architecture, Houses•Bangalore, India CopyAbout this officeBetweenSpacesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBangaloreOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 01, 2021Cite: “Cuckoo’s Nest / BetweenSpaces” 28 Feb 2021. 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Inditex bans angora wool and donates $900k of clothing to Syrian refugees

first_img Howard Lake | 11 February 2015 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Inditex bans angora wool and donates $900k of clothing to Syrian refugees Animal rights group Peta reports that international clothing retailer Inditex has agreed to stop the use of angora wool in its products, and has donated nearly $900,000 worth of angora products to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.Inditex is the world’s largest clothing retailer and owns brands such as Zara and Bershka. It has donated 20,000 angora sweaters, coats and other garments to the NGO Life for Relief and Development.The company decided to ban the use of angora wool following discussions with Peta in which the group explained the cruel treatment of rabbits on angora farms.Other companies such as Calvin Klein, H&M, and Zappos have also stopped selling angora products.Photo: Angora rabbit by Nikolai Tsvetkov on Shutterstock.com  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

CRUK introduces giant waterslide to raise funds

first_img  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 24 July 2015 | News Advertisement CRUK introduces giant waterslide to raise funds Cancer Research UK’s latest fundraising event is SlideRider, giving individuals a chance to plunge head-first down a 100 metre inflatable slide in aid of the cancer charity.All money raised through sales of SlideRider tickets will be used for the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens campaign. The campaign is raising money to accelerate research to find cures and kinder treatments for children, teens and young adults with cancer.The three-lane water slide event made its debut in Norwich on 4 July and will next appear at Alexandra Palace, London, on Saturday 25 July. Tickets at the event cost £20 per person for two slides.The charity recommends that, although there are tickets available on the day, would-be participants should register in advance.End of the ride at Cancer Research UK’s SlideriderClive Sanders, head of events at Cancer Research UK said:“We’re really excited to be launching SlideRider. Every day, around ten young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer. The good news is that more children are now surviving than ever before, but there is still much more work to be done. We hope SlideRider will be an exhilarating challenge and a fun day out for anyone who wants to help us beat childhood cancers sooner.”There are age restrictions for participants, and CRUK recommends that participants with pre-existing medical conditions seek advice from their doctor before registering.center_img 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. Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

RSF issues SOS about violence against journalists in Venezuela

first_img Organisation LUIS ROBAYO / AFP News Venezuela’s political and economic crisis, marked by mounting social unrest and protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, has resulted in growing authoritarianism and hostility towards the media and journalists in 2017.RSF has issued a series of press releases this year, including one on 27 June, celebrated as Day of the Journalist in Venezuela, voicing concern about the government crackdown and the increase in violence against news and information providers.In the latest example, four journalists were arrested (and placed in pre-trial detention) and many others were attacked or threatened during the constituent assembly election on 30 July.President Maduro publicly accused two TV channels, Televen and Venevisión, of “media terrorism” by providing live coverage of street protests. He also asked the National Telecommunications Commission (CONATEL) to investigate Televen for “condoning crime.”It was CONATEL that pressured many TV and radio stations not to cover the opposition’s anti-Maduro referendum on 16 July – a censorship attempt that was condemned by several journalists’ organizations including the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) and the National Association of Journalists (CNP).On the day of the vote, armed men attacked Luis Olavarrieta, a journalist with the Caraota Digital news website.Amid the growing tension in Venezuela, the #SOSPress message that RSF has launched on social networks is an appeal for assistance and for campaigning support. It uses a disturbing image to symbolize the violence that Venezuelan journalists are now facing on a daily basis.“The camera exploding under the impact of a bullet, the overshadowed press armband and the masked mouth of a journalist are symbols of the dangerous escalation of violence and are meant to draw the public’s attention to the threats to free speech and media freedom in Venezuela,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau.Artwork from international branding agency Cheeeeese! *RSF would also like to draw attention to the case of Carlos Julio Rojas, a journalist with the radio and TV programme Radar de los Barrios, who was arrested without a warrant during a demonstration on 6 July and is being held in Ramo Verde military prison.Charged with treason, rebellion and stealing military property on the grounds that grenades were allegedly found in his bag shortly after his arrest, he could become the first journalist to be tried by a military court in Venezuela. His lawyer insists that the grenades were placed in his bag without his knowledge. RSF is firmly opposed to this trial, pointing out that, as a result of a 1981 decision by the country’s supreme court, no civilian may be tried by a military court in Venezuela.Venezuela is ranked 137th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.*Updated figures as at July 27 August 25, 2020 Find out more RSF_en July 20, 2017 – Updated on August 3, 2017 RSF issues SOS about violence against journalists in Venezuela VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression Follow the news on Venezuela Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela January 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching a campaign with a disturbing visual on social networks to draw the international public’s attention to the persecution of journalists and censorship of the media that is intensifying dramatically throughout Venezuela. center_img News to go further VenezuelaAmericas Condemning abuses ViolenceFreedom of expression New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives News June 15, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more

[Breaking] Suo Moto Extension Of Limitation Or Lockdown Will Not Affect Right Of Accused To Default Bail : SC

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] Suo Moto Extension Of Limitation Or Lockdown Will Not Affect Right Of Accused To Default Bail : SC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Jun 2020 4:50 AMShare This – x’The order of this Court dated 23.03.2020 never meant to curtail any provision of Code of Criminal Procedure or any other statute which was enacted to protect the Personal Liberty of a person’.The Supreme Court held that its suo moto order extending limitation and the lockdown restrictions of the government will not affect the right of an accused to seek default bail under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Holding thus, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian set aside the judgment of a single bench of the Madras High Court in S Kasi…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court held that its suo moto order extending limitation and the lockdown restrictions of the government will not affect the right of an accused to seek default bail under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.Holding thus, a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian set aside the judgment of a single bench of the Madras High Court in S Kasi v State through the Inspector of Police, which had held the time to file chargesheet under Section 167(2) CrPC will also get extended on account of the SC order extending limitation and the lockdown restrictions.Observing that this was a “clearly erroneous view”, the bench said :”The view of the learned Single Judge that the restrictions, which have been imposed during period of lockdown by the Government of India should not give right to an accused to pray for grant of default bail even though charge sheet has not been filed within the time prescribed under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, is clearly erroneous and not in accordance with law.”Further,”We, thus, are of the view that neither this Court in its order dated 23.03.2020 can be held to have eclipsed the time prescribed under Section 167(2) of Cr.P.C. nor the restrictions which have been imposed during the lockdown announced by the Government shall operate as any restriction on the rights of an accused as protected by Section 167(2) regarding his indefeasible right to get a default bail on non-submission of charge sheet within the time prescribed. The learned Single Judge committed  serious error in reading such restriction in the order of this Court dated 23.03.2020″.The SC held that the reasoning of the HC that the lockdown was akin to a proclamation of emergency under Article 352 of the Constitution was not right. Even otherwise, the fundamental right to personal liberty under Article 21 cannot be suspended during emergency, the court noted. Therefore, the rights of the accused cannot be taken away.Suo Moto order cannot be interpreted as extending period under Section 167(2)The Court held that the suo moto order extending limitation cannot be interpreted as extending the limitation period under Section 167(2) CrPC.”The order dated 23.03.2020 cannot be read to mean that it ever intended to extend the period of filing charge sheet by police as contemplated under Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Investigating Officer could have submitted/filed the charge sheet before the (Incharge) Magistrate. Therefore, even during the lockdown and as has been done in so many cases the charge-sheet could have been filed/submitted before the Magistrate (Incharge) and the Investigating Officer was not precluded from filing/submitting the charge-sheet even within the stipulated period before the Magistrate (Incharge)”, the Court said.Police may take extra libertiesThe Court apprehended that the if the view of the HC single bench was accepted, it could lead to police taking extra liberties even with respect to production of accused after arrest.”If the interpretation by learned Single Judge in the impugned judgment is taken to its logical end, due to difficulties and due to present pandemic, Police may also not produce an accused within 24 hours before the Magistrate’s Court as contemplated by Section 57 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973″.The Court also said that the view taken by the impugned judgment “sends wrong signals to the State and the prosecution emboldening them to act in breach of liberty of a person”.Limitation extension not meant to affect CrPC provisions”The order of this Court dated 23.03.2020 never meant to curtail any provision of Code of Criminal Procedure or any other statute which was enacted to protect the Personal Liberty of a person. The right of prosecution to file a charge sheet even after a period of 60 days/ 90 days is not barred. The prosecution can very well file a charge sheet after 60 days/90 days but without filing a charge sheet they cannot detain an accused beyond a said period when the accused prays to the court to set him at liberty due to non-filing of the charge sheet within the period prescribed. The right of prosecution to carry on investigation and submit a charge sheet is not akin to right of liberty of a person enshrined under Article 21 and reflected in other statutes including Section 167, Cr.P.C.”The apex court also observed that the single judge had “breached judicial discipline” with its judgment, as it was contrary to the judgment of another judgment of a single bench, which had held that the right to default bail was not affected by the order extending limitation.The apex court also observed that the observations made by the single bench against the previous judgment were “uncharitable”.”We may further notice that learned Single Judge in the impugned judgment had not only breached the judicial discipline but has also referred to an observation made by learned Single Judge in Settu versus The State as uncharitable. All Courts including the High Courts and the Supreme Court have to follow a principle of Comity of Courts. A Bench whether coordinate or Larger, has to refrain from making any uncharitable observation on a decision even though delivered by a Bench of a lesser coram. A Bench sitting in a Larger coram may be right in overturning a judgment on a question of law, which jurisdiction a Judge sitting in a coordinate Bench does not have. In any case, a Judge sitting in a coordinate Bench or a Larger Bench has no business to make any adverse comment or uncharitable remark on any other judgment. We strongly disapprove the course adopted by the learned Single Judge in the impugned judgment”, the Court said.It was on March 23 that the SC passed a suo moto order to extend limitation for filing of cases in Courts and Tribunals with effect from March 15 on account of pandemic.BackgroundIn an order pronounced on May 8 in “Settu vs The State”, Justice G R Swaminathan had interpreted the SC’s order as applicable only to limitation period for filing cases under the Limitation Act, 1963.He had observed that the order did not touch upon any specific extension of time for completing investigation under Section 167(2). Hence, it was held that once the mandatory period of 60/ 90 days as prescribed under the provision expires, the accused is entitled for default bail.Taking a contrary view however, in S. Kasi v. State through The Inspector of Police, Justice G. Jayachandran observed that to hold that the SC order is not applicable to the time period for filing final report amounts to “mocking” the Apex Court.He held that the period of limitation for investigation under Sec.167 CrPC would also stand extended, keeping in view the extraordinary situation of the Covid-19.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

EMPTY BOWLS: Fundraiser helps Salvation Army fight hunger

first_img Handcrafted bowls, platters and more abounded on Friday as the PIke County Salvation Army’s 2016 Empty Bowls event drew hunderes of participants. Above, Jack and Ann Register show off the plates they chose from the hundreds available.The Pike County Salvation Army’s 2016 Empty Bowls Luncheon fundraiser is in the books and by all accounts it was a great success.“We had a great turnout for our 7th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon,” said Pike County Salvation Army Director Kim May. “I believe we had more people this year than last year. We had delicious soups and desserts. We had a huge number of handcraft bowls for ticket holders to choose from and a large silent auction table of celebrity bowls. We had dedicated volunteers and an inspiring ‘Potter’s Sermon’ from the Rev. Greg Aman. We had a wonderful day and we thank everyone who helped make it that way.”Roxie Kitchens was bidding on the commemorative plate made by Troy Head Football Coach Neal BrownMay said it will be several days before a final total of giving is available for the annual fundraiser but it was very generous. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits EMPTY BOWLS: Fundraiser helps Salvation Army fight hunger Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Published 3:00 am Saturday, April 16, 2016 You Might Like The Rock gets new owner Charlie Bundy of Pike County signed the deeds on Wednesday and is now the owner of the historic Rock Building… read more Book Nook to reopen Print Article “We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough.”The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. May said her hope is that those who selected an “empty bowl” to take home will often be reminded that there are thousands of people around the world whose bowls are always empty.“We have many people in our area who go to bed hungry,” she said. “Some might think that it’s not happening here in Pike County but we have a lot of people in need.”May said it was the generosity of all those who made Empty Bowls 2016 a success – the sponsors, those who made bowls and donated bowls, those who donated soups and desserts, those who volunteered, those who promoted the event and those who bought tickets.“All helped make life a little bit better for friends and neighbors in need,” May said. Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder “I’m reminded of a story about a man who was taken on a tour of hell and heaven,” she said. “When he went to hell, the people there were hungry and trying to eat but they couldn’t because the spoons were larger than their arms.”When the man visited heaven, he found the same situation with the spoons being longer than the arms of the people.“But they were not hungry because they had learned to feed each other,” May said. “At the Salvation Army, we can feed the hungry, too. It is our goal to raise money to feed the people in our area who are hungry and help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist. Empty Bowls is a way for us to reach that goal, to achieve the mission.”Carol Amos chooses bowls with with Cindy Hinton and Rachel Lee. Participants who supported the luncheon were able to choose one of the handmade bowls to take home. Email the author By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coast

first_img Written by Tags: Mountain West/Pac-12/Utah State Aggies Football/Utah Utes Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailThe Pac-12 has set a Nov. 6 start date for a seven-game football season, following the Big Ten in overturning its August decision to postpone until spring because of concerns about playing through the pandemic.The conference’s CEO group of university presidents voted unanimously to resume football and basketball, lifting a Jan. 1 moratorium on athletic competition for Pac-12 schools.The Mountain West announced it was coming back in the fall, too, targeting Oct. 24 to start an eight-game football season.Both conferences plan to hold their league championship games the weekend of Dec. 19.A college football season that seemed to be in peril six week ago could eventually have all 10 major conferences playing before Thanksgiving. Associated Press September 25, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Pandemic-proof: Fall college football revived on West Coastlast_img read more

SoCalGas, SDG&E launch hydrogen blending demonstration programme in US

first_img SoCalGas intends to select the location of the initial project in 2021. (Credit: LoggaWiggler from Pixabay) Sempra Energy subsidiaries Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) have launched hydrogen blending demonstration programme, which aims to establish a hydrogen injection standard in California, the US.The programme forms part of the two utilities’ multi-pronged strategy to decarbonise their natural gas grid by blending zero-emission fuel hydrogen with natural gas.It is also expected to contribute to California’s climate goals, and the two firms aim to become the cleanest and most innovative energy companies in America.By leveraging surplus renewable power generated in the middle of the day, the two companies intend to produce green hydrogen and subsequently inject into the natural gas grid for storage and use.Sempra Energy group president Kevin Sagara and SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric chairman said: “This hydrogen blending program is a key milestone in our efforts to decarbonise our energy system, while delivering affordable and reliable energy to 22 million California customers.”The demonstration programme, when adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), would provide ways to safely incorporate hydrogen fuel into the gas grid.Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) said: “Green hydrogen is a game-changer, not only for our power and energy needs, but also for our industrial and transportation sectors.“And green hydrogen can support existing, good-paying jobs as our state and communities take steps to transition to a zero-carbon economy.”As part of a wider plan to build multiple hydrogen blending projects, SoCalGas and SDG&E will initially launch a project to blend hydrogen into an isolated section of polyethylene (PE) plastic distribution system in the service territory of SoCalGas.The firms are planning for initial hydrogen blend level at 1% and may increase it to as much as 20%.Earlier next year, SoCalGas will select the location of the initial project.In 2015, SoCalGas, in partnership with the National Fuel Cell Research Center, and University of California Irvine, launched the first power-to-gas demonstration project in the US.Earlier this year, SoCalGas, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Opus 12 have collaborated to advance an electrochemical technology designed to convert the carbon dioxide (CO2) content in raw biogas to pipeline-quality renewable natural gas. The two companies intend to produce green hydrogen and subsequently inject into the natural gas grid for storage and uselast_img read more

London rents are falling down says Rightmove

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » London rents are falling down says Rightmove previous nextHousing MarketLondon rents are falling down says RightmoveChange in tempo as Rightmove reports falling rents in LondonSheila Manchester12th January 201701,833 ViewsHOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Rents rise outside London as the capital overheats There’s a change in tempo across the private rented sector, says Rightmove, as rents rise in almost every area outside London.Rightmove’s quarterly index shows a new pattern, as London rents have peaked because the tenants simply cannot afford it.The Negotiator received a ‘phone call today from one frustrated home-seeker asking for advice on where she could get a ‘room’ in a shared flat in London for less than £1000 per month.Now, Rightmove’s index shows the facts behind the commentary saying that “Inner London rents fell by 5.2% while there was a smaller drop of 2.5% in Outer London.”All regions except London recorded a rise in asking rents in 2016, with prices up annually by 3.0%, just slightly lower than 2015’s rise of 3.7%.Northern regions led the way as the year ended, with Yorkshire and the Humber up 4.5% and the North West up 4.4%, overtaking the East of England that had been the best performing region until Q4.In London, more available rental stock throughout the year led to a 4.4% annual drop in prices across the capital.Buy-to-let concernsRightmove’s Head of Lettings Sam Mitchell said, “This year will be one of caution for buy-to-let investors due to tighter lending criteria and increased stamp duty. We definitely won’t see the spike in Q1 purchases that we saw last year as landlords rushed to buy before last April’s new stamp duty deadline.“If the tax changes being phased in from this April lead to even fewer buy-to-let purchases and some landlords deciding to sell, then a tightening of supply in some areas will lead to increasing rents.“We forecast that asking rents could rise by 4% outside London by the end of 2017, though in London prices are likely to stay flat.”Growth outside the capitalThe top five areas with the highest rental growth in 2016 show Swansea at number one reporting an 11.4% annual increase. That’s followed by Gillingham, Kent with asking rents up 11.1%. Bath, in third place with a 10.5% increase to £1,148 per month, reported the highest annual growth for asking prices in 2016, up 17.8% to £485,491.Top locations were dominated by the north, including Ashton-Under-Lyne, Oldham and Stockport. In London, Rainham, Bexleyheath and Erith came top as tenants looked for better value in Outer London.Sam Mitchell added, “Investors looking for the strongest yields could consider investing in certain areas in the North West where both demand and yields are high. Those with a number of properties in the capital may find that tenants are more price sensitive, so setting realistic rent levels will be the key to avoiding void periods. In order to mitigate this, we would recommend landlords asking for longer tenancies to help secure a steady rental income over the next few years while they adjust to what the tax changes will mean for them.”HOT TOPIC This story is being discussed in the forum nowThe Negotiator says:Rents rise outside London as the capital overheatsrents in London Rightmove quarterly index Rightmove rental index Sam Mitchell Rightmove January 12, 2017Sheila ManchesterRelated articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more