Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Diageo (LSE: DGE) share price jumped in value last week due to the suspension of Scotch whiskey tariffs between the US and UK. I think this is a massive development for the business. Therefore, I would buy the stock despite its recent positive performance. Since the beginning of March 2020, the stock has increased in value by 5%, and over the past five years, it’s up 57%, excluding dividends. 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…Of course, past performance should never be used as a guide to future potential. However, following the stock’s recent performance, I’ve been taking a closer look at the Diageo share price to see if it could be worth adding the stock to my portfolio after recent declines. One of the best stocks to buy now?The parent company of brands such as Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Cîroc, Casamigos, and Guinness, Diageo is a FTSE 100 stalwart. Over the past few decades, the business has grown into a global drinks giant, with exposure to almost every corner of the alcoholic beverage market. The pandemic has been a mixed blessing for the business. While sales to hospitality businesses have declined, the group has benefited from consumers drinking more at home. Consumers have also been willing to pay more for premium products. Diageo has made the most of this trend. Thanks to the tailwinds outlined above, sales in North America, its largest and most profitable market, rose 12.3% in the last six months of 2020. I think this performance showcases the fact that the drinks giant is well-placed to succeed in all market environments. That’s why I believe this is one of the best stocks to buy now. Diageo share price challenges Of course, all companies face challenges, and this group is no exception. In most markets, alcohol is a highly regulated product. Some countries actually banned the sale of alcohol during the pandemic. What’s more, in India, one of Diageo’s key growth markets, alcohol consumption has been widely condemned. These risks could impact the company’s growth. It may also face challenges from rising commodity values. These would reduce profit margins and may lead to decreased sales if the group has to increase prices. Potential tariffs and trade wars are another concern. Tariffs on Scotch whisky have gutted the trade between Scotland and the US over the past year. 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ArchDaily Year: Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 24 Share Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden, Diego MedinaCollaborator Architects:Josefina Perez Silva, Andrés Conde Blanco, Belén Ferrand, Leandro Rossi, Alberto ColletCollaborators:Dan Saragusti, Giorgio Lorenzoli, Denise Andreoli, Federico EichenbergText Editor:Mariana PiquéProject Management:Luciano KrukDesign Team:Ekaterina Künzel, Luciano KrukProject Coordination :Pablo MagdalenaCity:La CostaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Diego MedinaRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. L4 House is located in the Costa Esmeralda gated community, thirteen kilometers north of the city of Pinamar and four hours from the city of Buenos Aires. The neighborhood where the house is located, Barrio Marítimo II, is linearly parallel to the sea. A pine forest divides the neighborhood from the coast, respecting the 200 meters setback established by provincial regulations.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe house should serve for use during short stays. It should also be able to receive guests and eventually be rented.Save this picture!PlanThe lot, a pristine sand dune, was covered by rows of maritime pines. As for its topography, its surface descends across approximately two meters from one end to the other, while longitudinally it descends gently toward the sea.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe choice of materials was based on two reasons.On the one hand, after the previous experience of having built other homes in concrete, we knew that this material could be kept in good shape over time with virtually no maintenance.On the other hand, we considered its color and texture would establish a harmonious dialogue with the natural environment of the place.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRegarding the social area, this should be constituted as bright, spacious and closely linked with the space outside the house; while the private area should be composed of four bedrooms as independent as possible, each served by its own bathroom. Our intention was to develop most of the program on one floor and have a higher exterior space, provided with water, from which to contemplate the stunning natural backdrop. We agree that both the trees and the particular topography formed the wealth of the site, which the architectural project should keep.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWe wanted the house to be immersed in the woods, surrounded by the immanent atmosphere of the place. This was the reason why we decided to set it back beyond the statutory minimum distances. Away from the street the interiors would gain privacy while its rear space would not be compromised, since it visually extends beyond the limits of the site, merging with the forest adjacent to the sea.Save this picture!SectionWith the intention of creating a sensory contrast, access to housing is experienced from a dim half-covered space through a narrow staircase contained between two opaque concrete walls into a light and airy space: the main floor.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWith regards to this floor, in order to give the bedrooms as much privacy as possible, each is located in a corner of a square plan.Save this picture!PlanThe social activities take place in the center. A staircase that leads to the roof is located at the heart of the house, contributing to its spatial organization. At the center of the public area, the kitchen-dining area is on one side and the living room on the other, keeping both of these spaces visually connected.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe bedrooms and their respective bathrooms are laid out separate from the perimeter wall.On the higher area, where the platform of the main floor is supported on the natural terrain, the lateral enclosure is reduced to a hanging wall, open to the exterior surroundings through a low longitudinal opening, protecting the interior space from the views of the neighbors.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenOn the lowest area of the site, where the house is separate approximately two meters from the ground level, the lateral enclosure is built through a low all with a high linear opening.Both solutions allowed to generate exterior views and naturally lit spaces while preserving the private character of the interior.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWhile the sides are closed by opaque walls with horizontal slits, both the facade and rear enclosure of the building were resolved through a transparent wall that, taking the entire width and height of the volume, directs and frames views. In the rear facade, by opening doors and windows, the interior space is extended into the partially covered deck expanding and uniting with the exterior.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe very malleability of concrete can conceive the staircase as an autonomous sculptural element. The walls were designed with the same expressive plasticity that divide the bedrooms of the central sector generating on both sides, ledges and niches as fixed support furniture.With regards to the lighting, given the depth of the plan, we decided to reinforce natural lighting from the roof.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe central area of the social sector is bathed in sun through the glass prism which houses the main staircase. We incorporated linear cracks on interior walls that define the kitchen, seeking to generate on the surface of these walls the effect of the different sweeps of natural light throughout the day. Also, the bathrooms are lit by skylights on flat shower spaces.The supporting structure was solved by a slab supported by an inverted beam system supported on partitions located inside the plan, and metal columns arranged on the side enclosures that are part of the aluminum enclosure. In order to emphasize the horizontality of the house and reduce its visual impact, both on the front and the rear, the structural beam system was set back from the enclosure, generating cantilevered slabs that offer shade.Save this picture!SectionFrom the roof, embraced by the tops of the pines, a quiet space for contemplation unfolds. Due to the transparency of the staircase, views in all directions can be experienced. Covered by a wooden deck and provided with a shower area and two adjoining pools, this elevated space stands as a terrace facing the sea.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIn the middle of nature, we laid out a built, open box, constructed in such a way that allows the outside to flow out, in and out, thereby making it part of the environment, merging and vibrating in harmonic consonance with it. Through its spatial synthesis and the stripped nature of its materiality, we hope the house awakens feelings and enhances the senses of its dwellers, in this mystical exchange that sometimes arises between people and things.Project gallerySee allShow lessHow to Foster Civic Engagement in the Age of TwitterArticleseVolo Announces 2016 Skyscraper Competition WinnersArchitecture News Share Houses L4 House / Luciano Kruk ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784204/casa-l4-luciano-kruk Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/784204/casa-l4-luciano-kruk Clipboard CopyHouses•La Costa, Argentina “COPY” Argentina Projects Architects: Luciano Kruk Year Completion year of this architecture project 2015 L4 House / Luciano KrukSave this projectSaveL4 House / Luciano Kruk “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLuciano KrukOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa CostaArgentinaPublished on March 29, 2016Cite: “L4 House / Luciano Kruk” [Casa L4 / Luciano Kruk] 29 Mar 2016. 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After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Iran IranMiddle East – North Africa IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders today said it supports Canada’s proposal to the Iranian authorities that three forensic experts – a Canadian, an Iranian and one chosen jointly by both parties – should carry out an autopsy on the body of Zahra Kazemi, a journalist with both Canadian and Iranian nationality, to determine how she died while detained in Iran in July 2003. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today said it supports Canada’s proposal to the Iranian authorities that three forensic experts – a Canadian, an Iranian and one chosen jointly by both parties – should carry out an autopsy on the body of Zahra Kazemi, a journalist with both Canadian and Iranian nationality, to determine how she died while detained in Iran in July 2003.”We also reiterate our support for the demand by Zahra Kazemi’s son, Stephan Hachemi, and the Canadian government for her body to be repatriated to Canada,” the press freedom organization said. “We find it unacceptable that Iranian foreign minister Kamal Kharazi continues to ignore the Canadian foreign ministry’s appeals.”Reporters Without Borders added: “It is clear to us that Iran wishes to ensure that those responsible for Zahra Kazemi’s death continue to remain unpunished and we call on the international community, especially the European Union, to support the Canadians’ legitimate requests.”The utmost secrecy surrounds the circumstances of Kazemi’s death and the investigation appears to have come to a complete halt. Many questions have been posed by a group of lawyers representing the victim’s family but they remain unanswered. Why has the identity of all of Kazemi’s interrogators not been revealed? Who falsified the interrogation reports? Why do the Iranian courts continue to reject statements by several witnesses present during the interrogation sessions who say a senior prison official hit Kazemi on the head? Why do the authorities refuse to let independent experts examine her body?Only an autopsy would enable all the interested parties to confirm or dismiss a recent claim by Dr. Shahram Aazam, a physician who is now refugee in Canada, that Kazemi was raped and tortured in prison. Aazam says he knows this because he was the first person to examine Kazemi when she was brought unconscious to a Tehran hospital four days after her arrest.Aged 54 and normally resident in Canada, Kazemi was arrested on 23 June 2003 as she was photographing the relatives of detainees outside Evin prison in the north to Tehran. Beaten while in custody, she died of her injuries on 10 July 2003. The Iranian authorities tried to cover up what happened and a report issued on 20 July 2003 failed to explain how the blow that caused her death was inflicted.Against the wishes of her son, who has French and Canadian nationality and lives in Canada, Kazemi’s body was hastily buried on 22 July 2003 in Shiraz, in southern Iran. Her mother publicly acknowledged that pressure was put on her to authorize the burial. Since then, Canada’s requests for the body to be exhumed and repatriated to Canada have been ignored. News March 18, 2021 Find out more April 9, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for Canada’s proposal for Kazemi autopsy Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News to go further
Twitter WhatsApp Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. By admin – April 15, 2018 Local NewsBusiness Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 5 – Apr. 11 Pinterest Home Local News Business Permian Basin Drilling Report: Apr. 5 – Apr. 11 Previous articleTrial set in prison bus crashNext articleOdessa American staff members win Texas APME awards admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Facebook Pinterest Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for April 5 through April 11 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. 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Previous articleLive ammunition cartridges found in pile of rubbish in West DonegalNext articleCovid rules McClean out of Bulgaria game News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Facebook By News Highland – November 16, 2020 Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp 14 more Covid deaths and 331 cases in NI Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA There have been a further 14 Covid related deaths in the North and 331 new cases of Coronavirus.It brings to 869 the total number of people with the virus who have died in Northern Ireland.The total number of cases now stands at 47,162. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
ABC News (NEW YORK) — The Pawnee fire in Northern California has burned 10,500 acres and destroyed 22 structures, as winds and hot weather fuel the flames.Over 1,000 people have been evacuated and the blaze is just 5 percent contained.California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the area.“Each day we’re fighting mother nature,” Cal Fire Assistant Chief Billy See told ABC station KGO in San Francisco.The West is also facing extreme heat. Temperatures could reach 115 degrees in Death Valley, 111 in Palm Springs and 110 in Phoenix.A heat wave is headed to the Midwest and will then spread to the East Coast by Friday.This is expected to be the longest heat wave of the season so far for the Midwest and Northeast.Strong storms are also headed to the Midwest.Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Tulsa could see damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes.Flooding is also headed to the Midwest Tuesday afternoon, from Chicago to Louisville.Some areas could see 2 to 4 inches of rain Tuesday, especially from Chicago to the Carolinas.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Google Maps Street View(CEDAR HILLS, UT) — A substitute teacher from Utah was fired after she allegedly told a classroom full of fifth-graders that “homosexuality is wrong” during a Thanksgiving exercise about gratitude.Students at Deerfield Elementary School in Cedar Hills, Utah, said she launched into an angry anti-gay rant when a classmate expressed that he was thankful for his two fathers. The school confirmed the incident in a statement to ABC News on Sunday.“When our son Daniel answered the substitute teacher’s question, ‘What are you thankful for?’ with, ‘I’m thankful for finally being adopted by my two dads,’ the teacher went on to sharing her own views on homosexuality and that it’s wrong,” Louis van Amstel, one of the boy’s dads, said on Twitter.“I’m truly disgusted that the bully in this situation is a teacher in a public school,” he added.The rant lasted for about 10 minutes with the teacher lamenting about why “homosexuality is wrong” until three students went to notify the school’s principal, according to van Amstel. The three students had asked her to stop multiple times, but she refused, he said. Van Amstel, a professional choreographer who has appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” said the school notified him immediately after the incident unfolded, saying the teacher had been removed from the classroom.“You can imagine why that set us off and we are not letting this go,” van Amstel said in a video posted online on Nov. 22. “I am so proud of Daniel’s school. Not only did they let go of the teacher, but they said this woman is never going to teach in this school ever again.”Kelly Services, which provides substitutes teacher for the Alpine School District, confirmed that the teacher had been fired in a statement to ABC News on Sunday. “We are concerned about any reports of inappropriate conduct and take these matters very seriously,” a spokesperson for the agency said. “We conducted an investigation and made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services.”Alpine School District spokesman David Stephenson did not share details about how the situation unfolded, but he did confirm that the school had a problem with one of its substitute teachers.“I can confirm that there was a situation involving a substitute,” Stephenson told ABC News on Sunday. “The school took appropriate action that day based upon their investigation.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
iStock(BREVARD COUNTY, Fla.) — Three, two, one, zero, grounded.A SpaceX rocket launch was aborted after countdown finished Sunday at Kennedy Space Center. Although some of the Falcon 9’s rockets had already ignited, a power issue triggered an auto abort, the company said.Huge plumes of smoke billowed out into the air while the rocket stayed in place on the launch pad.“The purpose of the countdown is to catch potential issues prior to flight. There are a thousand ways a launch could go wrong and only one way it can go right,” Michael Andrews, a SpaceX supply chain supervisor, said during the launch’s livestream.The rocket was set to launch 60 new satellites into orbit. SpaceX said it will determine a date to re-attempt lift off.In January, SpaceX conducted a safety test where it intentionally blew up one of its Falcon 9 rockets to test its escape pod. Earlier this month, the company conducted a cargo transport mission to the International Space Station.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Department of Statistics Professor Andrew Hodges gave a talk on the topic of Alan Turing. His deciphering of the Enigma code was never fully recognised due to his homosexuality, which was a crime in the UK at the time of the Second World War. The University has been running events such as ‘Inspire Her’, ‘Women in Computer Science’, ‘It All Adds Up’, and ‘Dragonfly Days in Engineering’ for girls in year nine and above. Their aim is to encourage them to develop an interest in coding, engineering, mathematics, science and computer science. The University has also attempted to increase diversity in sexuality and disability, hosting the first ever LGBTSTEM day last July, including a celebratory lunch. Further, they hosted a variety of discussions and talks, including ‘Bipolar Disorder and Creative Process’, a discussion with Professor Lucy Newlyn and Dr Richard Lawes last May, and ‘Autism, Sexuality and Gender Dysphoria’, a talk by Dr Wenn Lawson last November co-hosted by the Queer Studies Network and the Disability Advisory Service, combining his “professional knowledge” with “insights from his lived experience.” Oxford Area LGBT University Staff, who organised the event, told Cherwell: “Smashing barriers in Science: and evening in conversation with Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Dr Izzy Jayasinghe, and Prof Rachel Oliver’ was a discussion of real solutions to tackle institutional barriers and ways that we can pressure institutions to improve equity in academic STEM. There can be no doubt that people seen as ‘diverse’ face real barriers, whether direct (such as discrimination) or indirect (such as unconscious bias); all our speakers had personal stories to share. In celebration of the UN World Day for Cultural Diversity, the events aimed to explore the intersection between sex, gender, disability, sexuality and race in STEM. A number of workshops, lectures, and panels have been held this week to celebrate Diversity and Awareness in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). In May 2018, the university’s admissions statistics report showed a lack of diversity in many STEM subjects. Only 39.7% of Chemistry students identified as female, with only 15.9% of the cohort BME (Black and Minority Ethnicity). A similar trend was seen in Engineering Science (17.3% female and 21.5% BME), Mathematics (26.6% female, 18.5% BME), Material Science (28.8% female, 17.1% BME) and Biological Sciences (56.8% female, 7.9% BME). Events included the Diversity in STEM Wikipedia Hackathon, an edit-a-thon led by Dr Jess Wade and the Department of Engineering. The same month, director of undergraduate admissions Samina Khan acknowledged that black British students are half as likely to be admitted as white British students. She said: “We are not getting the right number of black people with the talent to apply to us and that is why we are pushing very hard on our outreach activity to make sure we make them feel welcome and they realise Oxford is for them.” The Deparment of Physics also hosted a number of events based on giving talks about science to a visually impaired audience. Australian astrophysicist Dr Nic Bonne, who is visually impaired himself, gave a talk on how to make astronomy, described in the event as ‘one of the most visual sciences’, more accessible. Bonne is the project leader for ‘The Tactile Universe’, a public enagement project which aims to enable members of the visually impaired community to engage with new research into astronomy and cosmology. Its current focus is on creating ‘3D digitally modelled tactile versions of galaxy images.’ Oxford Brookes also hosted a symposium on ‘Diversity and Awareness in STEM’ across the University. The symposium included talks on a range of topics, from a lecture focusing on the history of LGBT+ people in STEM to a panel discussion about how best to make STEM subjects more diverse. “The first thing academia needs to do is acknowledge these barriers exist and that our current solutions do not go far enough. Yet, we also heard of success stories, real improvements being made and national initiative that that mobilising to tackle these barriers not only for one group, but intersectionality to make truly for all, such as the TIGERS and The Inclusion Group for Equity in Research in STEM.”
HydroPlane Officials Say No Hydroplane Racing This YearMAY 23RD, 2019 TYRONE MORRIS EVANSVILLE, INDIANAEvansville HydroFest will not feature actual Hydroplane racing this year. The Board of Directors of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau announced on their Facebook page: FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail The Board of Directors of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau voted yesterday afternoon to NOT continue with Hydroplane Racing at Evansville HydroFest. Our Race Director did not attend the meeting nor was involved in the decision. We regret to inform our Fans, Race Teams, Vendors, Volunteers, and Sponsors there will be no Roar on the River in 2019.The event is expected to kick off on Friday, August 16th through August 18th.44News reached out to the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive-Director for comment. They released this following statement:It is the recommendation of the Executive Director and legal counsel of Evansville Events, Inc. that hydroplane racing for 2019 not be pursued. A contract with the hydroplane racing organization of choice has not yet been finalized and it is unlikely that sufficient sponsorships can be raised to cover the costs of the event, thus risking a deficit for a second year in a row.It is further recommended that the barbecue festival and concert elements already being planned be reformatted into a yet-to-be-named event in downtown Evansville on the same dates. This new downtown event offers the unique opportunity to take advantage of the large crowds attending the Saturday night, August 17 Toby Keith concert at the Ford Center.While many details are admittedly yet to be worked out, making the change now allows time to plan, market and produce the alternative event.