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This innovative farm grows more than just fresh produce.

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This innovative farm grows more than just fresh produce.

“Ty is our tomato guy,” said Nona Yehia, co-founder and CEO of Vertical Harvest, an innovative three-story greenhouse in downtown Jackson, Wyoming.

Yehia smiled proudly as she watched the slender 6’5 ” Warner carefully work his way through the towering canopy of plants, dragging the ripe tomatoes overhead. “Tai is good at all aspects of growing tomatoes. It’s really impressive. ”

Running a covered farm in Wyoming’s snowy northwest corner wasn’t quite the job Yehia envisioned years ago. In 2008, after a New York-based architect moved to Jackson to start a new firm, Yehia wanted to try something innovative in her new community.

“We really wanted to tackle the problem of a sustainable local food source,” she said.

Idea to climb

Jackson is located at just over 6,000 feet, between Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Teton National Forest, and its location means that farmers have very little space and good weather to grow fresh produce for the bustling tourist town. …

“We came together to find a custom solution, and that’s where the idea came from,” said Yehia.

Ap was located on a 1/10-acre lot adjacent to an existing garage.

In the spring of 2016, Vertical Harvest began growing its first lettuce, microgreens and tomatoes. The farm’s current staff of 40 now grows year-round and grows an amount equivalent to ten acres of traditional outdoor farming.

Yehia says all of the produce is distributed to 40 local restaurants and four grocery stores.

“Nona approached this as something unique to chefs that they can enjoy year round,” said Ben Westenburg, Persephone’s chef and partner in the West Bank in nearby Wilson, Wyoming. “It’s so easy to call Vertical Harvest and say, ‘I need some greens and tomatoes for the salad and some really pretty greens.’ And they’re like, “Okay, we’ll be there tomorrow.”

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“We combine innovation with an underserved population”

Ty Warner of Vertical Harvest collects and prunes hundreds of tomato seedlings on a closed farm.

While planning a new greenhouse, Yehia and her design team realized they needed to do more than just grow fresh greens for the locals.

“There was a bigger problem,” Yehia said. “People with physical and mental disabilities in our city who wanted to work, who wanted to find consistent and meaningful work, could not do it. We are combining innovation with low-income people and are truly changing the mindset of what that population can do. ”

Half of Vertical Harvest’s employees are physically or mentally disabled. Yehia, whose older brother is disabled, says every employee, including Warner, who has autism, is critical to keeping Vertical Harvest running.

“We can empower the poorest in our communities simply by giving them a chance and giving them the opportunity to give something back,” explained Yehia.

“People with disabilities have a hard time finding work,” says Sean Stone, who washed dishes at several restaurants in the city before joining Vertical Harvest as a farmer. “I am happy to help the community and grow fresh food for them.”

Growing outside of Wyoming

In July, Yehia announced that Vertical Harvest would expand to serve a second community. The new farm, located in Westbrook, Maine, will open in 2022 and will be five times larger than the original greenhouse in Wyoming.

The goal is to grow 1 million pounds of produce annually for local restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and schools.

Mika Miller of Vertical Harvest packs lettuce for delivery to one of four vertical farm grocery stores in Jackson, Wyoming.

“As we move to Maine and have a much more spacious space, we are excited to play the model of delivering local products in an urban setting,” she says.

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Yehia believes this year’s global pandemic has prompted consumers and communities across the country to explore new ways to get fresher produce from closer sources.

“Covid has shed light on what we knew a decade ago when we looked at this vertical model: we have a centralized food system and it doesn’t allow us to get fresh, good-tasting local produce,” said Yehia. “I think Covid-19 made people ask why this is and how they can now get the local food they like in the summer and get it all year round. This is exactly what Vertical Harvest is. ”

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segunda-feira há novo aumento dos combustíveis (o 5º este mês)

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Another week, another rise.  Fuel prices will rise again next week (in force)

Prepare-se para desembolsar mais uns euros para atestar o depósito do seu automóvel. Os preços dos combustíveis vão subir na próxima semana, ficando mais caros já a partir de segunda-feira.

“A evolução das cotações em euros aponta para um aumento dos preços em até um cêntimo por litro no gasóleo e dois cêntimos por litro na gasolina”, adiantou fonte de uma das principais petrolíferas nacionais à Multinews.

Os preços dos postos junto aos hipermercados também seguem as tendências de mercado. “A tendência da próxima semana será para uma subida de 0.0173 euros na gasolina e um aumento de 0.0094 euros no gasóleo”, avançou outra fonte.

Esta é a quinta semana consecutiva de aumentos, segundo dados da Direção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG). Desde o início do ano, o preço do gasóleo já valorizou 10 cêntimos por litro enquanto o da gasolina ficou 8 cêntimos mais caro – e isto sem as atualizações da próxima semana.

Ou seja, encher um depósito de 60 litros de gasolina custa agora mais 5 euros do que na primeira semana de janeiro. Já para atestar um depósito de gasóleo são precisos mais seis euros do que há cinco semanas.

Os dados da DGEG mostram que o preço médio do litro de gasolina simples 95 em Portugal custa atualmente 1,744 euros enquanto o do gasóleo vale 1,601 euros. As cotações podem no entanto variar nos postos de abastecimento, já que o preço fixado na rede tem ainda em conta o nível de concorrência, da oferta e da procura em cada mercado eo nível de custos fixos de cada posto.

O mais recente boletim sobre combustíveis da Comissão Europeia indica que Portugal tem a oitava gasolina 95 mais cara dos 27 países da União Europeia, 8 cêntimos acima da média europeia e 26 cêntimos mais cara do que em Espanha. Já o gasóleo ocupa a 10ª posição do ranking europeu.

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A diferença de preço de Portugal face a Espanha resulta da carga fiscal, já que, sem impostos, o preço da gasolina é mais barato em terras lusas. Sem carga fiscal, cada litro de gasolina 95 em Portugal custaria 76 cêntimos, ou seja, seria mais barata do que os 78 cêntimos cobrados em Espanha.

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In which municipalities are houses more expensive? And where do they cost less?

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In which municipalities are houses more expensive?  And where do they cost less?

The average value of a bank valuation of housing in Portugal, published this Thursday by the National Statistical Institute (INE), was 1,285 euros per square meter (m2) in December, and the value was higher in the Algarve and Lisbon metropolitan area (AML). than the national average. Not surprisingly, six of the ten municipalities with the most expensive square meter are in the AML and three in the Algarve.

The median value of the bank’s valuation in December reached 1,285 euros, which is 13 euros more than in November. Compared to the same month in 2020, the rate of change was 11.2%, the same as in November.

The historical INE series since 2011 leaves no room for doubt: the residential real estate market is hot, and housing bank valuations have never been higher.

Trends in median bank valuation in Portugal

Since August 2021, the average cost of bank housing has been steadily increasing. 1285 euros per square meter, registered in December, marks a new historical high in Portugal.

If we want to see a decline in the index, we need to go back to March 2020 – the month when the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Portugal – when the median fell from 1,111 euros per m2 (in February). until 1110 (in March).

Which municipalities have the highest housing ratings?

Lisbon is by far the municipality where the banks have priced the houses with the highest average value: 3,215 euros per m2. In the capital, the difference is more than 700 euros for the municipality in second place, Oeiras (2466 euros per m2), and the difference is more than 1400 euros for the last of the 10 municipalities where houses are more expensive, Loures (1791 euros). ).

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In this “top ten”, in addition to Lisbon, Oeiras and Loures, we find three more municipalities belonging to the AML: Cascais (2,427 euros per m2), Odivelas (1,877) and Amadora (1,821).

In addition to the AML municipalities, the Algarve has three municipalities – the region with the highest average (€1731 per m2, followed by AML since 1701): Loulé (€2160), Albufeira (1956) and Lagos (€1843). ).

Outside the Algarve and the AML, only Porto is in the top 10 with an average cost of 2,116 euros per m2.

In general, in all these ten municipalities, the median value of the bank’s valuation has increased compared to November.

Which municipalities have the lowest ratings?

Seia is the municipality that registered the lowest bank valuation of houses per m2 in the country in December: 570 euros per m2. It is followed by Fundão, where a square meter was valued at 585 euros.

Most of the municipalities in the “top 10” cheapest m2, such as Seia and Fundau, belong to the central region – the region that has the second lowest median value after Alentejo (904 and 867 euros per m2, respectively). : Guarda (686), Alcanena (669), Abrantes (623) and Entroncamento (661). In fact, Guarda is the only regional center that is among the municipalities with the lowest values ​​per m2.

From the Alentejo we find Elvas and Ponte de Sor with very similar prices (741 and 740 euros per m2 respectively) and from the north we have Celorico de Basto and Lamego with 657 and 699 euros per m2 respectively.

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Compared to November, only in Elvas, Entroncamento, Abrantes and Fundão did the median increase. In Seiya, the value remained, while in Celorico de Basto and Guarda, the value fell.

In Alcanene, Lamego and Ponte de Sor it is not possible to compare with November as INE does not have data for these municipalities for that month. In Ponte de Sor and Alcanena, the last month for which data is available is August, with the value increasing in Ponte de Sor and falling in Alcanena. In Lamego, the last available value is in September, with the average value per m2 decreasing compared to that month.

When comparing Seia and Lisbon, the difference between these two municipalities, which are about 300 kilometers apart, is more than 2,600 euros per m2.

Note. Of the 308 Portuguese municipalities, 168 are missing data for December, so this analysis is based on the values ​​of only 140 municipalities.

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D. Luís vendido por mais de 45 milhões de euros – Imobiliário

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O fundo de investimento americano Principal comprou o edifício de escritórios D. Luís, em Lisboa, por 45.25 milhões de euros.

Em menos de cinco anos este edificio valorizou cerca de 16 milhões de euros. Em maio de 2017, o D. Luís, que fica na Rua do Instituto Industrial, junto à Av. 24 de julho, foi comprado pelo Rockspring Property Investment Managers LLP, fundo de investimento sediado em Londres, por 29 milhões de euros.

Posteriormente, o Rockspring foi adquirido pelo grupo de investidores alemão Patrizia que agora alienou o edifício ao Principal Real Estate Investors, que faz parte da Principal Global Investors.

O D. Luís conta com sete andares, uma área de 10.279 m2, com lojas e espaços de lazer e 146 lugares de estacionamento e está totalmente ocupado por várias empresas. Farfetch que ocupa uma área aproximada de três mil m2 nos pisos 2 e 3 do edifício. Tambémé no D. Luís que está a funcionar a multinacional americana Sitel, ocupando três pisos e um ginásio do Fitness Hut.

Até 2015 o D. Luís foi propriedade do Millennium BCP e era ali que funcionavam os serviços de backoffice do banco, até serem transferidos para o Tagus Park, em Oeiras.

Este é o segundo investimento da Principal em Portugal que acredita assim conseguir uma melhor distribuição dos seus ativos pela Europa, sendo que o grupo de investidores americano já marca presença em oito países europeus.

Além disso, escreve em comunicado Sebastian Lietsch, director de gestão de fundos da Principal Real Estate na Alemanha, as características do edifício ea sua localização “estão em linha” com a estratégia da empresa que procura investir em mercados “que têm vindor a crescer em termos demográficos, quer em inovação ou em negócios globais”.

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Também Irina Va, gestora sénior de transações e ativos da Principal Real Estate, sublinha que a localização do D. Luís é “tradicionalmente uma zona turística e residencial”, próxima da margem do rio Tejo sendo “uma zona comercial em expansão que se tornou popular entre os ocupantes de escritórios nacionais e internacionais à procura de espaço moderno”.

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