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Over the course of the week, the FTSE 100 index has really struggled. It closed yesterday around 200 points lower than where it opened the week. This has been put down to rising inflation expectations, and the negative impact this would have on companies in the future. However, not all stocks have suffered. The Glencore Xstrata (LSE:GLEN) share price is actually up over 10% this week! So why is there such a divergence here?Sustainable debt levelsFirst, let’s look at the main issue behind the FTSE 100 slump. If inflation does start to rise, it will likely force the Bank of England to raise interest rates. This is because higher rates should suppress activity, as people have a larger reward for saving instead of spending. The other impact of higher rates is that it makes it more expensive for debt-laden companies to pay back the interest on loans. It also makes it more expensive to refinance or issue new debt.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…This is a problem for companies with a lot of debt. So what about Glencore (and the share price)? The company has actually reduced net debt from 2019 to 2020. It was reduced from $17.5bn down to $15.8bn. The net debt to adjusted EBITDA (a profit measurement) ratio for 2020 was between one and 1.5x. In short, the debt relative to earnings is at a sustainable level. So one reason that the Glencore share price is up this week is because this concern around inflation isn’t too relevant for the company. Even if rates rise, Glencore is not overloaded with debt to be worried about.Higher commodity pricesAnother reason that the Glencore share price is rallying this week is due to commodity prices moving higher. Two in particular are copper and iron ore.Glencore is one of the largest producers of copper in the world. Not only this, but it also forecasts higher demand going forward. In its 2020 report, it noted that “widespread adoption of renewable energy sources as a means of decarbonising energy supply will create significant new demand for the current enabling commodities, including copper”.This week, the copper price has jumped to fresh all-time highs. Several large banks have already come out and said that they think the price could move higher still. So if Glencore is a large producer of copper, and copper is rising in value, this is a clear win. Hence, the Glencore share price has moved higher.The price of iron ore also rose 10% to a record high of $226 per ton. Although iron ore is a small part of Glencore’s operations, the sentiment of such a large price rise was a positive.The outlook for the Glencore share priceI personally think the outlook is positive going forward, and am considering buying some of the shares. The above details I’ve mentioned are all positive for the Glencore share price.However, even my bullish reasons could be turned into risks. For example, the sensitivity of company’s performance to commodity prices could be seen as a bad thing. It’s a factor out of the control of the business, and so if prices fall then it will negatively impact Glencore.Ultimately, I think this risk has to be accepted, but it doesn’t change my overall bullish view of the stock. 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Fist pumping: Sean Cronin celebrates Ireland’s Six Nations triumph LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s the question several outlets will be asking: Who’s going to win the Six Nations? Many believe it is as wide open a tournament as you could get in World Cup year. France could finally stop being a nightmare, England could realise their potential and Wales could hit back at their critics. But what do you think? Register your vote below and let us know who you think is going to triumph in the grand old Test tournament. Who’s going to win the Six Nations? (Poll Closed) Ireland 53.33% England 22.52% Wales 15.22% Scotland 5.41% France 2.77% Italy 0.75% Create Your Own Poll Who's going to win the Six Nations?
In inflicting a first defeat of the Greene King IPA Championship season on London Irish, Jersey scored a wonder try London Irish’s tries came from Topsy Ojo and Blair Cowan, with Stephen Myler converting both. Leroy van Dam also crossed for Jersey, with Penberthy converting Slowik’s second try.There are full match highlights available here…The result moves Jersey up into third place with 32 points from nine games, but London Irish still top the table with 39 points. Ealing Trailfinders are second with 35 points having won seven of their first nine matches. Will Homer passed to Brett Herron, then Aaron Penberthy took the ball forward and good interplay saw Herron, James Newey and Slowik combine to score in amazing fashion in front of a crowd of 2,515.Watch Jersey score incredible try against London Irish here… Leading men: The captains at the Greene King IPA Championship launch (RFU) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jersey coach Harvey Biljon was delighted with the victory… Watch: Jersey score incredible try against London IrishJersey Reds became the first team to beat London Irish in the Greene King IPA Championship this season – and scored a wonder try in the process.London Irish had won eight successive games in English second tier since their relegation from the Premiership at the end of last season, but they came unstuck at Jersey on Saturday – losing 17-14 at St Peter.The victory itself came in dramatic fashion, Auguy Slowik crossing for the winning try in injury time and securing a sixth straight victory for the Reds.You can listen to the drama of the closing stages with this BBC commentary… 80 minutes gone. @jerseyrfc trail by four. There’s no time on the clock.”Something has to give. Someone has to blink …”Relive the moment the Jersey Reds won of the greatest games the Channel Islands have ever seen …FULL HIGHLIGHTS https://t.co/HbVCXij9tG pic.twitter.com/WV8RyqAege— Jack Murley (@jack_murley) November 3, 2018However, arguably the most impressive score came early in the second half as Jersey ran in a length-of-the-field try.London Irish were putting pressure on the hosts close to the Jersey line from the restart, but when the ball went loose from a scrum, the Reds decided to launch an attack from behind their own try-line rather than simply exit with a clearance kick. The Championship takes a six-week break now, with the next fixtures on 22 December. For the next few weeks teams will play in the new Championship Cup, with London Irish facing Hartpury College on Saturday and Jersey visiting Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ArchDaily Houses Architects: Downie North Architects Area Area of this architecture project Engineering:ACOR ConsulantsConsultants:Inline Hydraulic ServicesCity:BalmainCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Katherine LuRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. Machiya House beautifully blends old with new in a Sydney heritage setting. Inspired by the traditional Japanese townhouses (Machiya) of Kyoto, its private and public domains discreetly co-exist, with layers of screening and curated openings to draw in light and engage the streetscape. Located on a small, exposed corner site in the Iron Cove Heritage Conservation Area in Balmain, Sydney, the design sought to create a contemporary home that engaged with the street and respected its heritage. The original semi-detached dwelling suffered from a lack of light, space and disconnection with the outdoors.Save this picture!© Katherine LuSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Katherine LuWith a site area of only 117sqm, the clients desired a new master retreat, ensuite, study, and reconfiguration of the kitchen/living/ dining areas, all with minimal expansion of the building footprint. With a heritage requirement to keep the front two bedrooms and primary roof form intact, wet areas, kitchen/living/ dining areas were reconfigured within the existing L-shaped footprint to provide a seamless connection to the courtyard, while a new first-floor master bedroom and ensuite were added above. To minimize the extension of the original footprint, the new study was sleeved under the original roofline as a mezzanine loft, accessed by a ladder.Save this picture!© Katherine LuUtilizing the square site plan to best advantage, spaces unfold around a spiral path, borrowing space, light, and views from the next, providing a modicum of privacy to each but overall connection. Whilst each space is characterized as a distinct volume, they are playfully connected, spatially layered, sharing daylight, views and the element of delight. With a relatively modest budget, a robust and humble palette of materials was nominated, which required little treatment or embellishment; reveling in the beauty of the everyday. Expensive finishes and fixtures were sparingly used, while certain details like the stair and external timber batten screen were prioritized. In small spaces, fine details speak volumes.Save this picture!© Katherine LuRespecting the heritage of the area, layers and traces of the past are deliberately revealed through materiality and form. The first-floor addition discreetly recedes, echoing the original gable in form. However, from the laneway, it is animated and playful with its timber-battened screen. Retaining and exposing existing brick walls also brought environmental and cost benefits, capturing embedded carbon, and (along with the honed concrete slab) offering high thermal mass and insulation. Strategically sited operable windows and skylights enable passive cooling and heating. These curated openings, which harness daylight and draw green views deep into the interior, are equally important to the building’s engagement with the public domain.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionFrom the main street, the new first-floor appears no more conspicuous than an attic extension, its walls, and roof wrapped in standing seam metal cladding. From the laneway, the addition is screened with a veil of hardwood battens and framed in galvanized steel – a nod to Balmain’s industrial past. At night the cedar framed windows glow, lantern-like, signaling occupation. Its layering and screening, which take inspiration from the traditional mercantile townhouses of Kyoto (Machiya) weave threads of the past into a new face that speaks of light, air and the life lived within.Save this picture!© Katherine LuProject gallerySee allShow lessLakeside Plugin Tower / People’s Architecture OfficeSelected ProjectsXizhou Li’s Residence / Studio MORSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Renovation•Balmain, Australia Machiya House / Downie North ArchitectsSave this projectSaveMachiya House / Downie North Architects Projects Year: Lead Architects: Daniel North, Catherine Downie 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921839/machiya-house-downie-north-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Katherine Lu+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area: 113 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921839/machiya-house-downie-north-architects Clipboard Photographs: Katherine Lu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Machiya House / Downie North Architects Photographs Manufacturers: PREFA, Windoor Pty Ltd, Academy Tiles, Artedomus, Astra Walker “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDownie North ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBalmainAustraliaPublished on July 29, 2019Cite: “Machiya House / Downie North Architects” 28 Jul 2019. 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ITHACA, N.Y. — Between 2008 and 2017, there were 182 serious injury crashes and five fatalities in the City of Ithaca. This week, the city embraced the “Vision Zero” strategy and set the goal to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries to zero. One way the city is hoping to move toward that goal is by lowering speed limits.Ithaca Common Council passed a resolution Wednesday embracing the internationally recognized Vision Zero strategy that follows the philosophy “that everyone has the right to move safely in their communities.” As Eric Hathaway, city transportation engineer, wrote in a letter to support the resolution, the strategy is a “non-traditional approach to safety that requires a shift in how communities approach decisions, actions, attitudes and safe mobility. … and focuses on influencing system-wide practices, policies, and designs to lessen the severity of crashes.”The concept of Vision Zero originated in Sweden in 1997. Instead of faulting drivers, bicyclists or others who use the roads, it places responsibility on the overall system design, according to the Center for Active Design. It’s been considered successful as Sweden has one of the lowest annual rates of road deaths in the world. The concept has since spread far beyond Sweden and Europe and has been picked up by more and more cities. New York City adopted the strategy in 2013 and has successfully made some road safety changes. Recently, Mayor De Blasio announced by the end of 2019, the city will change traffic signals to discourage speeding and give pedestrians exclusive crossing time at 300 intersections.What could this philosophy in action look like for Ithaca? So far, the city is pursuing one idea: lowering the area-wide speed limit from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. And in some places, to 20 miles per hour.Lowering the speed limit wouldn’t necessarily affect many drivers because the engineering office said when it studied 20 locations, they found that on many streets, people already travel under the speed limit.Streets Alive 2017 Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor Though it would be a small reduction in speed, research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that lowering the speed limit by even 5 miles per hour — which would add 24 seconds per mile for a commuter —can improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. The research was based on a study that focused on Boston, which lowered the speed limit on city streets from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour.The study found that lowering the default speed limit to 25 miles per hour reduced the estimated odds of a vehicle exceeding 35 mph by 29 percent; 30 mph by 8.5 percent; and 25 mph by 2.9 percent.But, though local officials are in agreement about reducing the speed limit on city streets, enacting a change is not be as simple as passing a local resolution. New York law does not allow communities to establish city-wide speed limits under 30 miles per hour. In addition to giving the OK to the Vision Zero strategy, Common Council approved a resolution requesting New York to amend the law to allow communities to establish city-wide speed limits as low as 25 miles per hour.Hathaway said as part of their next steps, they will reach out to other communities like Binghamton and Elmira that may be interested in joining the effort to lobby for power to lower speed limits.Now that they are officially getting Vision Zero off the ground, Hathaway said one of the next steps will be to dig deeper into data about crash trends and traffic incidents. Though there is a statewide system with crash data, it’s not a complete picture, especially when it comes to pedestrians and bicyclists. To build a better picture of traffic safety, Hathaway said they hope to work with the public health community and police, as well as the general public to hear anecdotes and perceptions about traffic in the city.“What I’d want the community to know is that our office and the whole city considers safety to be something important and that’s why we’re spending a lot of time on it and that they are going to be an important part of the solution because we’re going to be looking for their input,” Hathaway said.Featured image: City speed limit sign in West Spencer Street in Ithaca. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Tagged: city of ithaca, ithaca, traffic safety, vision zero Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Last Class Graduates From Indiana Tech Law SchoolMarilyn Odendahl for www.theindianalawyer.comWaiting for graduation ceremonies to begin Saturday morning, Philip Davis summed up his place in the university’s history — at age 60, he is the oldest student who has ever graduated and ever will graduate from Indiana Tech Law School.Davis is a member of the law school’s Class of 2017, which is the second and the last class to complete their studies at the Fort Wayne’s Indiana Institute of Technology. In October 2016, Indiana Tech president Arthur Snyder made the surprise announcement that the law school would be closing at the end of June 2017. He cited the school’s $20 million loss in operating expenses and the expected low enrollments as reasons for discontinuing the legal education program.The decision shocked and angered students and has left lingering resentment. Of the 21 students receiving J.D. degrees, only five attended the university-wide commencement Saturday at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.According to Davis, some of his classmates opted to stay away because they did not want walk across the commencement stage and have to shake Snyder’s hand.The class did have a private hooding ceremony the evening of May 12 at the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne since some did not want to include the university in their celebration. About 17 graduates attended the event with their families and received their degrees from law school dean Charles Cercone and associate dean Charles MacLean.“That was basically our ceremony which was very meaningful and important because we had stuck together and gotten through this process,” Davis said.Waiting for the main commencement exercises to begin, Davis and his four classmates stood apart in the sea of black caps and gowns. They were clustered under the sign designating where the law school graduates should stand and talked quietly amongst themselves.Snyder presided over the 96th Indiana Tech graduation and his last as the leader of the university. Despite criticism for opening a law school in 2013, a time when lawyers were struggling to find J.D.-required jobs, Snyder championed the new venture. His retirement coincides with the school’s closure.The law school graduates were among the first to enter the arena, taking seats near the commencement stage. As Cercone called their names, they walked across the stage, had the hood placed on their shoulders and proceeded back to their chairs. No mention was made that they were members of the final law school class.Noah Moore, who relocated from Jackson, Mississippi, to attend Indiana Tech Law School, called the graduation day bittersweet.“We put in a lot of hard work,” Moore said of the Class of 2017. “That’s what actually makes (this day) bittersweet and kind of has me upset. Our hard work can’t be overlooked.”He and his classmates started in August 2014, just a few months after the law school’s founding dean, Peter Alexander, abruptly left. The program then failed in its first attempt to gain accreditation from the American Bar Association but was successful on the second try, getting notice it had provisional accreditation shortly before the inaugural class graduated in May 2016.Bad news came again when only three graduates passed the July bar exam and, not long after that, university board of trustees decided to close the law school.Moore thought about transferring, even though it would have meant repeating his second year. He talked to his family who encouraged him to stay, reminding him of the work he had done and how much he had changed.After the closure announcement, he had to push himself even more.“I think we got support from the dean and the faculty but once we started going downhill, everything was in shambles and everyone was in a frenzy,” Moore said. “But I took it upon myself to just channel what I needed to do to move forward.”Davis also noted the changes that came immediately after the university decided to shutter the law school. Support staff were pulled, at least one class had to be cut, an academic conference was cancelled and the occasional pizzas with the dean were stopped. In fact, the day after the announcement, students noticed people walking around the hallways and classrooms with clipboards and tape measures, evaluating how to repurpose the building.A final insult came on graduation day when Davis noticed his first name was misspelled in the commencement program.“I’ve got to believe that that’s the kind of thing that would have been caught if we’d had proper support staff,” he said.Following the commencement ceremony as graduates and their families flooded the lawn outside the coliseum, trading hugs and taking photos, the law school building on the edge of campus was silent. The parking lot was empty, the doors were locked and the windows were dark. Inside the main entrance, the grandfather clock, given to the school by the inaugural graduating class, stood against the wall.Davis, a real estate broker before he pursued a J.D. degree, plans to stay in Fort Wayne and practice real estate and business law. He described the education at Indiana Tech as a mixed bag. The experiential learning activities were great but, having done some pro se work, he said at one point he had more Indiana trial experience than the entire faculty at the school.“There’s been great instruction and then there’s been instruction that hasn’t been maybe what we needed to get,” Davis said.Moore plans to move to Georgia, where he has family, and look to begin his career in either the district attorney’s office or the public defender agency. During his studies, he completed externships with the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Northern District of Indiana Federal Community Defenders’ office.“It was very difficult,” Moore said of his tenure at Indiana Tech. “It was a very emotional time but I kind of took the attitude of a lawyer that you’re going to encounter certain hardships, certain obstacles on your journey. With that in mind, I just decided to move forward.”
This weekend, George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners have a two-night run at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, California on Saturday and Sunday nights, with 7 Come 11 as opening support. They have just added Grateful Dead guitarist (and Sweetwater Music Hall owner) Bob Weir to the Sunday show as the special guest. Tickets are still available on the event website.The last time that George Porter Jr. and Bob Weir collaborated was with Dead & Company at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center on February 25th, 2018. The funk pioneer and bonafide Crescent City icon provided a sturdy foundation for a spot-on rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”, even playfully growling his way through his portion of the lyrics. Porter’s magnetic playing eventually drew in Mayer, who went to toe-to-toe with the New Orleans bass master during his solo—a move the pair would repeat with the “Bertha” and “Sugaree” that followed. Watch the fan-shot video highlights below.Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Smokestack Lightning”[Video: btragal]Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Bertha”[Video: btragal]Dead & Company w/ George Porter Jr. – “Sugaree”