Beach House in Las Palmeras / Javier Artadi

first_img Beach House in Las Palmeras / Javier Artadi ArchDaily Architects: Javier Artadi Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Peru Beach House in Las Palmeras / Javier ArtadiSave this projectSaveBeach House in Las Palmeras / Javier Artadi Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136884/beach-house-in-las-palmeras-javier-artadi Clipboard Photographs:  Elsa Ramirez Text description provided by the architects. The project is located at 125 km south of Lima city in a beach named “Las Palmeras”.The house is organized into three levels: the first level contains all service areas, garage and guest rooms; the second level comprises the house principal rooms; and the third one is intended to be the social areas: kitchen, living-room, dining-room, terrace and swimming pool.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacThe underlying conceptual proposal seeks to reduce to the minimum the architectonic shapes and forms so as to concentrate all the sight-seeing force on the upper volume, principal figure which seems to be wishing to float over the other levels of the house.Save this picture!© Elsa RamirezProject gallerySee allShow lessTel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott CohenArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share CopyHouses•Lima, Peru 2011 Year:  Photographs Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Elsa Ramirez+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/136884/beach-house-in-las-palmeras-javier-artadi Clipboard Area:  348 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJavier ArtadiOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasLimaResidentialHouses3D ModelingPeruPublished on May 24, 2011Cite: “Beach House in Las Palmeras / Javier Artadi” 24 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardDoorsRaynorThermal Sectional Doors – FlexFamily™SinksBradley Corporation USASinks with WashBar Technology – Verge LVQ SeriesExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingStonesCosentinoNon-slip Treatment – Dekton® Grip +Metal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsValflon® Coating in Edmonton Public LibraryWallcovering / CladdingLinvisibileLinvisibile Boiserie and Skirting Systems | OrizzonteMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Paint in Beethoven HausWall / Ceiling LightsEureka LightingCeiling Recessed Lights – OutlineFurnitureFrapontWood Furniture and EquipmentMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Las Palmeras海滩住宅 / Javier Artadi是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

A milestone for Korea

first_imgKim Jong UnThe joint declaration signed on June 12 by Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Donald Trump of the United States is a victory for the DPRK and for the progressive people of South Korea. Just holding such a meeting is a sharp retreat from Trump’s threats last fall of nuclear war against the DPRK. The Korean people as a whole are celebrating this unprecedented event.Progressive forces in the U.S. must remain vigilant, however. First, there are no guarantees that the political and military agents of the U.S. ruling class won’t sabotage this process. And second, no one should assume that this move means President Trump is any less racist, anti-worker, pro-big business and anti-immigrant than before. The struggle continues to get the U.S. to end its state of war with the DPRK, sign a peace treaty, and bring U.S. troops home from Korea.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

‘No refusal’ weekend combats drinking and driving

first_imgZBonz Dog Park to open in February  Twitter printThis weekend, Tarrant County is stepping up efforts to combat drinking and driving. The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s office is issuing a “no refusal” policy beginning at 9:30 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.The policy will remain in effect until 5:30 a.m. Monday. The Tarrant County Criminal DA’s Office received a grant to implement the program during every major holiday weekend. It will likely go into effect during Christmas and New Year’s as well.What it means:If a police officer pulls over a driver suspected of being intoxicated and that person refuses to submit to a breathalyzer, the officer can apply for a warrant to take a biological sample to prove it. In Tarrant County, this means arresting the suspect and drawing blood from the suspect at the jail or at a nearby hospital. During holiday weekends, judges are on call to grant warrants within minutes if officers can demonstrate probable cause that a driver is intoxicated.However, Tarrant County Sherriff’s spokesman Terry Grisham said every day in Tarrant County is “no refusal” day. The county’s policy year-round is to compel suspected drunk drivers to submit to toxicology screenings.“This is something we take seriously. But not all the municipalities in the county have the resources to do it year-round,” Grisham said. “That’s why the DA’s office organizes this.”Grant money from the Texas Department of Transportation pays for nurses to draw blood at three traffic stops during designated “no refusal” weekends. These stops are located in Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Dalworthington Gardens. During “no refusal” weekends, Tarrant County judges also rotate “on call” shifts in order to grants warrants at all hours of the night.“Police need warrants as quickly as possible if they have reason to believe someone is drunk. After so long, the person sobers up,” said Samantha Jordan, communications officer for the Tarrant County Criminal DA’s Office.Before the program, an arresting officer had to find a judge to sign a warrant. DWIs, however, are most frequently issued late at night or early in the morning.Evidence like a toxicology report, also secures a conviction, Jordan said. “Without it, all we have is the testimony from a police officer.”In Jefferson County, the program has also shortened the amount of time taken by the court system, since most DWI defendants with damning toxicology reports usually take responsibility for their crimes without the need for a judge.“DWI cases, for years, were the most common cases we try. Now, they’re still on of the most common,” Jordan said.In Tarrant County, Jordan said the “no refusal” program serves a dual-purpose.“It’s a great opportunity for our police departments to work together to take care of this problem and keep the streets safe, and it really serves as a deterrent,” Jordan said.First time DWI offenders can be fined up to $2,000, serve two days to 180 days in jail, have their driver’s licenses suspended, or be forced to pay a fee of $1,000 to $2,000 a year to maintain their driver’s licenses. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $4,000 or spend up to a year in jail, as well pay heavier fines for maintaining a driver’s license.The constitutionality of the program has been heavily debated. Last year, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled police officers had to have a warrant in hand before they could force suspects to submit to a blood draw. The decision was based on a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that determined drawing blood from a DWI suspect without a warrant violated the suspect’s constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure.This has always been the protocol in Tarrant County. The county gets around it by having judges on the clock to review and sign warrants.An ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) representative told Salon in 2012, however, that judges rarely decline to sign warrants, noting that if there is probable cause to make an arrest, there is probable cause for a search warrant.Jordan said police officers look for specific signs of intoxication before making an arrest. Police can also conduct a field sobriety test. They’re taught to recognize several clues of intoxication by asking the suspect to perform a series of motions like standing on one leg, walking and turning.Grishman said it’s difficult to judge the “success” of the program, but said, “If we save just one life, that’s worth it.”Jordan said there were 40 DWI arrests during Halloween weekend, the last “no refusal” weekend this year. Last year around Halloween, there were more than 50. The names of those arrested were posted on the DA’s website, another way to deter drunk drivers from getting on the road.In 2014, there were 1,624 DUI-related crashes in Tarrant County, resulting in 47 fatalities. In 2013, there were 1,704 DUI-related crashes and 50 deaths.“We have all been affected by drunk driving in some way or another, including myself,” Jordan said. “This is just one way we can keep our roads as safe as possible.” + posts Samirah Swalehhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/samirah-swaleh/ Samirah Swaleh Samirah Swalehhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/samirah-swaleh/ Previous articleROTC cadets receive postgraduate assignmentsNext articleHere, there and back again Samirah Swaleh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Samirah Swalehhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/samirah-swaleh/ Vacancies increasing at the Fort Worth Police Department as recruiting slows ReddIt ‘No refusal’ weekend combats drinking and driving Linkedin Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Blue Bell returns to Fort Worth stores Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Samirah Swalehhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/samirah-swaleh/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

Episode 224 – CFB Week 9, NFL Week 8 Recap

first_imgJack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter ReddIt printJack and Noah discuss the highlights (and low-lights) of Week 9 of the college football season and Week 8 of the NFL, as well as the finalists of the AL and NL MVPs and Cy Young award. We look over TCU’s big win at Baylor, Clemson’s close call and the collapse of the Cowboys. Linkedin Jack Wallace Facebook TAGSBaseballblanket coveragecfbfootballjack wallaceMLBNFLnoah parkerpodcastsportsTCU Football Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Previous articleThe Skiff: Nov. 5, 2020Next articleHoroscope: November 5, 2020: Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt + posts Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods TCU News Now 4/28/2021last_img read more

Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students

first_imgHe said the Holocaust, which killed 6 million Jews and millions of others, happened almost 70 years ago in World War II.“I’m one of the youngsters that lived through the Holocaust,” Glauben said.He added that he is giving his testimony in honor of those who perished because they should never be forgotten. Glauben said Hitler not only wanted to kill Jews, but destroy them.Glauben is from Warsaw, Poland, and survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. His family’s apartment overlooked a square that saw early fighting in the uprising.Anyone who was Jewish, a minority or handicapped was taken to the gas chamber. Jews had to register and answer questions you wouldn’t have to in a free society.Glauben said the registry was used later on to find and kill the Jews. If you were a professional, you couldn’t practice your profession for the public at large. The Germans wouldn’t allow customers into Jewish-owned stores and Jews weren’t allowed to own property. Raids were conducted daily and people were told how much money they should have on their person or in a bank at times.Jewish people in the ghetto were subjected to starvation and disease and were forced to turn against their own people. Glauben said there were 2,700 apartments and each room became a dungeon with six to eight people, depending on its size.The apartments also became hiding places where people could pretend to be dead if the Germans came in. There also were tricks such as if you did something useful for the Germans, they would give you a certificate you could redeem, but they would grab you while you stood in line and take you to a concentration camp.Youngsters were the first victims, then the elderly and handicapped. It wasn’t just physical abuse, but mental abuse, Glauben said.He described the conditions in detail and how Jews were forced to build the walls around the ghetto. Warsaw had been the capital of Poland, but the Germans changed it to Krakow.He ultimately lost his whole family, except his father with whom Glauben was sent to forced labor camps and salt mines. His father, a newspaper owner, was killed three weeks after being sent to the camp.Glauben came to the United States in 1947 as an orphan.He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 and served at Fort Hood, an article in the Dallas Morning News said. He served three more years in the reserves after his active duty ended in 1953, the Morning News reported in 2013.Glauben said he married a native Texan and is still with her to this day. They have three children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Through the years, Glauben has held many jobs, including toy buyer for Neiman Marcus and owner of Imperial Garment Supply, the Morning News said.Gerad Sandate, a 15-year-old ninth-grader at Falcon Early College High School, took Glauben’s message to heart. He added that he hadn’t studied this period of history before.“He told about all the hard things he lived through and all the struggles that he went through with his family and why this should never happen again,” Sandate said.“It did give me motivation because I am going through some hard times at school. He showed me that what he went through was much harder than what I went through,” he added.Shelley Wagner, an English teacher at OCTECHS, wrote the grant to the Education Foundation to bring Glauben to Odessa. Wagner said it’s invaluable to students to have a chance to listen to Glauben.“There will not be very many opportunities in the future to have a firsthand account of something so devastating in our history. Like Mr. Glauben said, being an upstander is the most important part of our community.”More Information Students listen as Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. By admin – March 3, 2018 Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks to students in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. WhatsApp 1 of 3 Twitter Noel earns award Pinterest Education Foundation of Odessa.U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In telling his story of surviving the Holocaust, concentration camps, forced marches and losing his family to Ector County Independent School District students at Odessa College Friday, Max Glauben told the young people they need to be “upstanders” to make sure something like what he endured never happens again.Glauben spoke to a full house in Deaderick Hall Auditorium to students who listened in rapt attention. The 90-year-old Dallas resident said he is one of the able survivors who can do outreach. After being transferred from camp to camp, Glauben was liberated by the U.S. Army in April 1945.“You need to be upstanders and do what’s right if you see anyone bullied or mistreated,” Glauben said.He also urged students to never give up, keep trying and keep in mind that there is never an end as long as they are still living. “Never underestimate what you possess and what you can do,” Glauben said. Previous articleELDER: Race and sports: It’s not 1947 anymore. Let’s not pretend that it isNext articleLongtime Permian associate band director elected to TMEA admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Home Local News Education Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students Facebook Local NewsEducation Holocaust survivor tells his story to ECISD students Twitter Pinterest Students listen as Holocaust survivor Max Glauben speaks in the Deaderick Hall Auditorium at Odessa College Friday, March 2, 2018. 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Letterkenny council officials called to crack down on rogue traders

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Letterkenny Town Council is urging officials to get tough on unauthorised developments. A number of council members have raised concerns about an unauthorised development which has been operating in the town in recent weeks.Members said at a time when businesses who pay their rates and water charges are facing unprecedented difficulties, it is utterly wrong that they are being undercut by rogue operators who pay nothing to the council and make no contribution to the town.Cllr Tadhg Culbert is calling firm and swift action. [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tadhg830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 16, 2009 Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Previous articleFG want Fahey to answer “Lost at Sea” questionsNext articleSome compromise for Donegal fishermen in EU talks News Highland News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Letterkenny council officials called to crack down on rogue traderslast_img read more

Workers’ Center and Ithaca Mayor join Anna Kelles in urging state lawmakers to expand “excluded workers” funding

first_img ITHACA, N.Y. –– Representatives from the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick came together Friday to support Assemblywoman Anna Kelles in her fight to expand funding to support “excluded workers” including undocumented workers and people recently released from incarceration in the 2021-22 New York State budget. Kelles visit comes as a final push before budget decisions are finalized on April 1. The assemblywoman is just one of several lawmakers calling for $3.5 billion in funding to create a “Worker Bailout Fund” in order to provide relief, including direct payments to families, for those excluded from previous stimulus acts. The money for the fund would come from a billionaire tax.“They do work like everybody else. A lot of them are doing the gig economy work, they’re doing the frontline work and they have been most likely to get covid and yet we have not protected them at all,” Kelles said. “There is absolutely no reason undocumented individuals who are doing the exact same work shouldn’t have been getting the exact same support.” Some progress has been made to support these workers –– the Senate and Assembly one-house budgets include $2.1 billion in funding for excluded workers –– but Kelles said Friday that it’s not enough.   Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from: Anna Lamb Tagged: Anna Kelles, COVID-19, ithaca, NYS Assembly “So we’re doing two things. One, we’re saying we need more –– there’s no reason why we can’t keep pushing…Two, if we don’t continue to push for the most that we can, then we might lose the $2.1 billion that we have.” Mayor Myrick shared his thoughts on why the Worker Bailout fund will in the long-run benefit New York cities and towns by keeping workers in their homes, paying rent. “Here in the City of Ithaca funding those excluded workers, treating them like everybody else in this country that works hard, is going to improve the lives of small business owners, it’s going to improve the lives of local governments that need to pave the streets and yes, it will even help landlords who collect rent,” Myrick said. “So funding our excluded workers is extremely smart and incredibly brave.” Carlos Gutierrez of the Workers’ Center and president of the local Latino Civic Association also spoke, telling the group gathered about how integral undocumented workers have been to the US economy, despite not receiving fair benefits or protections.“Every deduction that we get from our paycheck, they get it too, regardless of whether they have  Social Security or not,” he said. “I want to pass this legislation without Governor Cuomo vetoing the legislation and have immigrant workers, especially undocumented workers, receive benefits.” In addition to speaking engagements, lawmakers in conjunction with activists, have held protests and even hunger strikes across New York State. Assemblywoman Kelles, fasted for 24 hours in solidarity with the strikers. Now in the lead-up to the April 1 budget deadline she is calling on constituents to “put pressure” on elected officials, including calling and writing letters to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and New York Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “The more the public pushes, the greater the likelihood we will be able to stay strong,” Kelles said. “It cannot be just a push from the inside.” Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb last_img read more

Climate change and forest management leading to worse wildfires

first_imgmilehightraveler/iStockBY: LEIGHTON SCHNEIDER, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — The United States experienced historic natural disasters last week, with unprecedented wildfires torching the West and the Atlantic hurricane season setting a record for the number of named storms at this point of the year.Officials in California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as scientists, pointed to these natural disasters as hard evidence that climate change is a global threat and scientific reality impacting American communities.Last Monday, President Trump pointed to forest mismanagement as one reason behind the fires and expressed skepticism about climate change at a press briefing after Wade Crawfoot, California’s state secretary for natural resources, said people need to follow the science.“It’ll start getting cooler, you just watch,” said the President“I wish science agreed with you,” Crawfoot replied. “I don’t think science knows actually,” responded President Trump.ABC meterologist Melissa Griffin tells ABC’s Perspective Podcast that the President is correct in saying that the weather will start getting cooler, but only because of the changing season’s. “Winter will cool down and fire season 2020 comes to an end, and that’s it. But then what about fire season 2021? When it does cool down, we seem to forget that [the next] fire season will be around the corner again and what’s to say that the next fire season isn’t going to be worse? That’s the weather aspect, but when it comes to climate, nothing is cooling down. All of the scientific research, when it comes to our warming climate, just has these graphs going up,” said Griffin.  Climate change is warming the surface of the Earth at a faster rate then ever before and it is leading to fire friendly conditions, but how forests are managed also impacts fires.  Forest management, according to Griffin, is the administration of forests and it includes “the scientific and technical aspects of managing a forest” and it does play a role in wild fires.“It’s pretty much forest regulation. For example, if you have a dead tree that falls in one of the forests out West forest management is the one that are in charge of removing it so it’s not a danger to anything else. And if it does fall and it is dead, it is going to dry up even rapidly. And that’s going to be an issue when it comes to these wildfires,” said Griffin.  She says the combination of forest management and climate change are leading to bigger fires.“Management policies have created tinderboxes and that’s because they’re not removing these dead trees and dead brush fast enough in a forest. Climate change has only made it more likely that these tinder boxes, that forest management is creating, will explode into massive fires and they will spread, and grow faster and bigger than what we’ve ever seen before,” Griffin said. Wildfires are not just burning in forests far from populated regions. They are also happening around cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco, which Griffin says is a sign that climate change, and not just forest management, is having an impact on fires. “We’re talking about neighborhoods. We’re talking about building areas. It’s more populated regions and that does have to do with climate change. Anywhere can see these massive fires grow, especially out west. The entire world is warming at an alarming rate, but the Pacific Coast they’ve seen some of the most dramatic temperature increases,” said Griffin.The worst case for scenario for Griffin is humans don’t do anything to stop or slow climate change. “If we don’t do anything this just continues to exasperated itself each and every year. We keep seeing the climate, the global temperatures and the global ocean waters continue to rise. That is what we’re really trying to avoid here, because the more that happens, the more we’re going to see glaciers melting. We’re going to see things that we have never seen in our lifetime before. It’s almost a question mark. Who knows what’s going to happen if this continues,” said Griffin.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Driving a good deal for skills

first_imgDriving a good deal for skillsOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Ian Goodwin, 52, training and development manager of Peugeot Motor Company,reveals his plans for a complete LMS for the dealer network and managersHow long have you been in this job? Six months following a restructuring of the department, and a change in ouroverall approach to training and development. How long have you been with your organisation? 24 years What does your role involve? Developing learning solutions to meet the needs of our dealerships salesstaff; monitoring and measuring the effect of our current range of courses;establishing career plans for all dealer-ships sales and management teams. What are the best and worst things about this job? The best is the variety – no two days are the same. The worst: reading someof the rubbish written in motoring magazines. The industry has moved on fromthe sheepskin coat, fat cigar ‘have I got the deal for you’ approach. What is your current major training project or strategic push? Developing our Training Learning Zone, a complete learning management systemfor the Peugeot dealer network. Every eligible employee will have a personaltraining and development plan that equips them with the skills required todeliver the best possible purchase and after sales experience to our customers.What did you want to do for a living when you were at school and what wasyour first job? To be a footballer – and I achieved my ambition and played for OldhamAthletic, Falkirk, Coventry City and Brighton and Hove Albion. What was the worst training course you ever experienced as a delegate? A product course on ‘Compact Vans’. The trainer used over 100 overheadprojector slides in the first hour. I don’t think I was the first to go tosleep. How do you think that your job will have changed in five years’ time? I feel the emphasis will change to distance learning, e-learning suppliednot only by companies such as Peugeot, but through a variety of government andspecialist agencies. What do you think will be the core skills for your job in the future? IT skills, but to achieve results managers will need to be coach, leader,planner and organiser. Describe your management style in three words or less? Enthusiastic, passionate, detailed Which courses and learning experiences have been most useful for you? Any ‘Train the Trainer’ course run by Tim Russell. Which is the best management book you have ever read? Managing Work Life Balance by David Clutterbuck , CIPD Publishing Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Challenging fluctuations on cocoa and sugar prices

first_imgCake and biscuit manufacturers are having to contend with wildly fluctuating sugar and cocoa prices, with little sign that the situation will stabilise in the coming year.Cocoa prices reached a 29-year high of $3,143/tonne last month 17% higher than a year ago and 62% higher than two years ago following a third consecutive shortfall in the world harvest.Meanwhile, the price of sugar in Europe, which is set in euros, has fallen by around a third since the EU began reforms of the quota system four years ago, but weakness in the value of sterling in the past year has offset some of these gains for British manufacturers. Between January 2008 and October 2009 the cumulative effect of fluctuations in the value of sterling against the euro added up to an extra £110 on a tonne of sugar, according to data from Renshawnapier. The world price of sugar has increased by around 80% in the past year due to poor harvests in Brazil and India, and increasing global demand, leading to speculation on the market.Although Europe is largely insulated from world market prices because of the quota system, the EU’s recent reforms mean that more needs to be imported (at the world price), which could have a growing influence on European prices in the long-term. Moving forward, the current world shortfall in sugar supply and increased consumption means world prices “will have to move higher to ration demand”, according to sugar broker Czarnikow.Cocoa prices are also unlikely to fall in the coming year with the 2009/10 West African crop widely expected to be at the same level or lower than last year, which was itself the lowest in 14 years. This is likely to lead to a fourth consecutive year of deficit in world cocoa.last_img read more