Express Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgExpress Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Express Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NicozDiamond Insurance Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NicozDiamond Insurance Limited (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNICOZDIAMOND Insurance provides short-term insurance solutions for the personal, business and commercial sectors. The personal insurance and all-risk portfolios cover private households aswell as all outbuildings, pool pumps, gates and walls, and extended to cover movable content in private dwellings, motor vehicle insurance for private-use vehicles with a carrying capacity of over 2-tons and used for private purposes, jewelry, cameras, mobile phones, sports equipment, bicycles, spectacles and mobile devices. The company was established in 2002 with the merger of National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe and Diamond Insurance Company; it operates in three countries (Zimbabwe, Uganda and Malawi); has consistently received A-rating status from the Global Credit Rating Company in South Africa; and is one of the few short-term insurance companies in Zimbabwe to hold an ISO certification from the Standards Association of Zimbabwe. Nicoz Diamond Insurance Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 dirt-cheap FTSE All-Share stocks I’d buy today

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 27th November, 2020 | More on: BWNG TCAP Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 2 dirt-cheap FTSE All-Share stocks I’d buy today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Many UK investors concentrate on blue-chip indices such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 when looking for dirt cheap shares to buy. I think this is a mistake. In my opinion, the FTSE All-Share contains just as many exciting companies. This index is much more diverse than its larger peers. Specifically, it’s made up of the top 600 most prominent public companies in the UK, including constituents of both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, as well as many other smaller growth stocks. 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…Research shows those smaller growth stocks can outperform their larger peers in the long run. That’s why I’ve always owned a selection of these stocks alongside my blue-chip holdings. And I think the FTSE All-Share is the perfect place to find these gems.Dirt-cheap FTSE All-Share stocksN Brown (LSE: BWNG) has really fallen out of favour with investors recently. The pandemic has slammed the fashion retailer like a hurricane. Analysts are forecasting a near-90% decline in earnings for the business in 2020. These figures look bad, but I’m not interested in what the corporation has done. I’m interested in what it’s going to do. N Brown recently announced it would be raising £100m to pursue an online growth strategy. The business already has a large presence online and, as a result of the pandemic, it’s decided to double down. The money will be used to improve the company’s online offering and infrastructure. I think this is the right decision. Which is why I’m considering adding the FTSE All-Share stock to my portfolio today. Not only do the shares look cheap at current levels, according to my figures, but the company is also embarking on an ambitious growth plan. And that could lead to substantial earnings growth in the years ahead. I think investors will be well rewarded as the transformation takes shape. Invest in tradingMost investors won’t have heard of FTSE All-Share group TP Icap (LSE: TCAP). However, the organisation provides an essential service in the financial markets. It acts as an interdealer broker, bridging the gap between buyers and sellers of over-the-counter derivative contracts. The company’s traders deal in products such as oil and gas and soft commodities such as wheat and corn, as well as precious metals and foreign exchange. This business has relatively low-profit margins, so volume matters. TP is one of the largest inter-dealer brokers in the world, and this gives it a strong competitive advantage. What’s more, the company makes more money in volatile markets. Therefore, projections suggest the group will report substantial earnings growth in 2020. Right now, the company’s trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of just 6. The stock also supports a dividend yield of 6.2%. That’s around 50% above the FTSE All-Share average. I believe this severely undervalues the business, which is why I’m currently eyeing the stock. And even if the shares don’t respond positively in the medium term, that 6.2% dividend yield means I’ll be paid to wait for the firm’s operating performance to improve. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

No savings at 50? Here’s how I’d retire with a million without winning the National Lottery

first_img Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Having reached 50 years of age with no pension savings, it may be increasingly tempting to gamble on the National Lottery. However, it’s never too late to start saving for the future.I think it may even be possible to build a £1m pension pot from a standing start at 50 without having to resort to gambling. 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…National Lottery gamble Turning to the National Lottery to provide a quick cash infusion may seem like the best course of action for some to build a large nest-egg quickly. But I think this is a waste of money.Chances of winning the lottery are 1 in 45,057,474. To put it another way, there’s a 99% chance of not winning. I think investing in the stock market is a much better option. The chances of generating a positive return are also substantially higher. Indeed, over the past 35 years, the FTSE 250 has turned every £1k invested into £65k. By comparison, I know people who’ve been playing the National Lottery for decades without winning anything remotely substantial. What’s more, I reckon it’s possible to retire with a £1m nest egg using stocks and shares, even with no savings at 50. Investing for the futureThere are a couple of things I’d do to accelerate the growth of my savings pot if I had reached 50 with no pension put aside. Firstly, I’d open a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). These products have significant tax advantages. Any contributions attract tax relief an investor’s marginal tax rate, that’s 20% for basic rate taxpayers. So, for every £800 contributed, the government would add an extra £200 to take the total up to £1,000.Moreover, any income or capital gains earned on investments held inside one of these wrappers is tax-free. I believe that by using one of these products and the stock market, one could retire with £1m.How to make £1mMy figures show that contributions of just £800 a month would be enough to hit this target within two decades. This forecast assumes the money is invested via a SIPP and attracts 20% basic rate tax relief. This would boost the monthly contribution to around £1,000. For a total of £12,000 a year.Invested at an average annual return of 12%, the average for the FTSE 250 over the past three-and-a-half decades, I estimate the pot could be worth just over £1m within two decades.That might mean the average 50-year old would have to work a bit longer, but that seems to me to be a worthwhile trade-off.It would only take an extra couple of years of working past the current State Pension age to hit this target. I estimate the £1m fund would be enough to provide an average annual income of £40,000 in retirement. By comparison, relying on the National Lottery means more than likely ending up with no savings whatsoever. I know which option I’d rather take.  Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 20th December, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images center_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Enter Your Email Address No savings at 50? Here’s how I’d retire with a million without winning the National Lottery The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radarlast_img read more

Who is Robin McBryde: Ten things you should know about the Lions assistant coach

first_img6. McBryde played for Menai Bridge, Mold and the North Wales team plus Swansea, Llanelli and Scarlets, making his Test debut against Fiji in 1994 in Suva.He captained Llanelli to the Welsh Cup in 1998 and the Welsh Championship in 1999.7. McBryde joined Mold as an 18-year-old where he was coached by Denley Isaac, who had seen him at a North Wales U19 session.McBryde later said: “I owe it all to Denley. Not in my wildest dreams did I think I could achieve what I have done in the game but Denley gave me the confidence, advice and technical knowledge to make me start to believe that I could go down to South Wales and give rugby a shot.”8. McBryde coached at three Rugby World Cups – in 2011, 2015 and 2019 – and played in one in 2003 in Australia. Then the hooker played in four games, against Canada, Italy and the two epics against New Zealand (lost 53-37) and England, in the quarter-final in Brisbane, (lost 28-17).His final International was the Six Nations Grand Slam game against Ireland in 2005, when he came off the bench for Mefin Davies.9. McBryde was forced to retire from playing in August 2005 after surgery to remove a disc at the top of his spine. At the time he said: “I couldn’t even play with my boys in the garden because of the pain.”He moved straight into coaching with the Scarlets U18 side.10. McBryde’s mother, Diana, passed away at the age of 78 whilst he was in Japan with the Wales squad at the 2019 World Cup.The coach remained in the Far East to help Wales’ preparations for the semi-final against South Africa, saying that is where she would have wanted him to be. Robin McBryde is Leinster’s scrum coach (Sportsfile/Getty Images) Who is Robin McBryde: Ten things you should know about the Lions assistant coachRobin McBryde’s decade-long Wales career spanned both the amateur and professional eras.After retiring due to injury, he moved into coaching and he is part of the British & Irish Lions 2021 back-room team.Here are a few more facts about the former hooker.Ten things you should know about Robin McBryde1. Hooker McBryde played on the 2001 British & Irish Lions tour to Australia appearing in four games including the 116-10 win over Western Australia. But a leg injury saw him invalided out of the trip, after the match against Australia A, before the Test matches.2. McBryde, who won 37 caps for Wales and the 2005 Grand Slam, was crowned Wales’ Strongest Man in 1992, and says the event was similar to training methods used now and helped him in his coaching career.“If you actually see the footage, it wasn’t an out-and-out strong man competition, it was based on agricultural shows,” he said. “It’s a lot of the functional training that the boys do now, pulling and putting bags of feed in trailers, climbing up ropes and lugging poles around.”3. McBryde has coached at Scarlets, Wales, Leinster and now the British & Irish Lions but never as head coach permanently.However, he was in charge for Wales’ tours to North America in 2009, Japan in 2013 and games against Samoa, in Apia, and Tonga, in New Zealand, in 2017 when Warren Gatland and Rob Howley were with the Lions.4. McBryde was born in Bangor on 3 July 1970. He worked as an overhead linesman after leaving Ysgol Tryfan School and before becoming a professional rugby player.Wales hooker Robin McBryde in action against Scotland in 2001 (Getty Images)5. McBryde, a fluent Welsh speaker, has carried the ceremonial Gorsedd sword during National Eisteddfod in Cardiff and was invested into the Gorsedd of Bards in 2006.In 2007, he succeeded another Welsh international, Ray Gravell, as Keeper of the Sword, which is never unsheathed and carried by its blade as a symbol of peace. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The former Wales front-rower is an experienced coach Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm…

first_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Mar 17, 2016 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Relief & Development partners with Louisiana dioceses on storm response [Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the response efforts of the Episcopal dioceses of Louisiana and Western Louisiana following storms that knocked out power and caused widespread flooding across the state. Both dioceses are working through local churches and community ministries to care for vulnerable people and assist with needs such as food, fuel, temporary housing and supplies to clean and repair damaged homes and other property.“The churches in Louisiana and Western Louisiana have been incredibly resourceful and thoughtful about assembling their flood responses,” said Katie Mears, director of Episcopal Relief & Development’s U.S. Disaster Program. “They have done a fantastic job of identifying where they have local connections or community resources that can be used to assist people in need.”The early March storm system began in the Gulf of Mexico and caused a series of tornadoes in Texas before moving east and settling over northern Louisiana, where it dumped up to 24 inches of rain over a five-day period. In southern Louisiana, the area north of Lake Ponchartrain received between 12 and 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours over March 10-11. Flash flooding was widespread, and rivers reached 10-20 feet above flood stage, swamping areas as far as a mile on either side and damaging vehicles and property. Thousands of people evacuated or were rescued from their homes, often by boat as roads became impassable. At least six people died across the region due to the storms.In the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, congregations in Hammond, Covington and Bogalusa are leveraging ministries, relationships and community resources to aid those in need. In Hammond, Grace Memorial Episcopal Church’s ongoing ministry with Meals on Wheels enabled quick assessment of 30 elderly households, and support from Episcopal Relief & Development enabled the church to provide tarps and other materials to prevent further home damage. Christ Church in Covington is able to offer assistance and referrals to community services because of their connections through programs that serve at-risk children. St. Matthew’s in Bogalusa has mobilized members with deep community relationships to help assemble a list of families with outstanding needs, in order to supply gift cards for food, fuel and repairs. Christ Church is also working with the Bogalusa paper mill’s employee assistance coordinator to identify additional families in need of temporary housing and other aid.“We have churches throughout the flooded area – active, engaged congregations with good leadership,” said Deacon Elaine Clements, Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana. “The new senior warden of St. Matthew’s is an attorney in town who has been working with the mayor’s office on rescue and relief, and the congregation in Hammond has a member who is a social worker and is connected to community organizations. It’s hard to overstate how vital our members and relationships are in disaster response.”In the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana, church leaders have aided local officials by assessing the needs of residents around their parishes. The primary needs are for cleaning and repair supplies, as well as temporary housing for those whose homes are not currently livable. Day shelters for homeless individuals in Shreveport and Monroe, which are supported by local Episcopal churches, are able to assist those who are temporarily without housing, as well as provide outreach to regular clients who may be experiencing greater vulnerability due to the storm. Stephen’s Ministries in several congregations are able to assist displaced people with emotional support and pastoral care.“Our clergy and parishioners have been incredibly helpful in communicating and coordinating with local government and disaster response agencies,” said Deacon Lois Maberry, disaster coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. “This has allowed individuals to be directed to community resources that are offering aid, helping them to cope with this tragedy.”Episcopal Relief & Development will continue to work with dioceses across the impacted region to assess how church resources and connections can be leveraged to aid those most vulnerable.Please pray for people impacted by these most recent storms, and for those who are providing urgently needed care and assistance. To support Episcopal Relief & Development’s response, please donate to the US Disaster Response Fund. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Relief & Development Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listinglast_img read more

My Cousin’s House / Martin Möstbock

first_img Houses Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Martin Möstbock Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” My Cousin’s House / Martin MöstbockSave this projectSaveMy Cousin’s House / Martin Möstbock CopyHouses•Oberpullendorf, Austriacenter_img Austria Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of Martin Möstbock+ 15 Share 2010 My Cousin’s House / Martin Möstbock CopyAbout this officeMartin MöstbockOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOberpullendorfHousesAustriaPublished on July 11, 2012Cite: “My Cousin’s House / Martin Möstbock” 11 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?我表哥的住宅 / Martin Möstbock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 stream Area:  665 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. A Single-family residence with garden. 150 m2 living area, terrace, office, carport. House with controlled living space ventilation (passive house).Save this picture!Courtesy of Martin MöstbockThe residence was designed for doing-it-yourself. Shape, geometry and internal organisation are inspired by the movement of the inhabitants, the sun and the moon. The body and shape of the house are designed on one hand to open up big and broad windows on two facades to the garden to bring in as much light as possible to the living areas.Save this picture!Courtesy of Martin MöstbockOn the other hand the shape helps to shade the house itself when the sun is rising to the zenith and give as much possible shadow to help control natural temperature in the living spaces. Another goal was to get the surrounding nature and the garden “into” the building to make the user feel the seasons, and give the possibility “nearly” to touch the elements (rain, sun, grass, snow, etc.).Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow less’Dove of Peace’ Church / WEAVA ArchitectsArticlesGiveaway Winners: Ten copies of ‘How to Make a Japanese House’Articles Sharelast_img read more

Survivors of Florida school shooting organize student march on Washington

first_imgLinkedin Aspiring Texas politician talks diversity, criminal justice reform at TCU Facebook ReddIt Twitter Linkedin The March for Our Lives is just one of the many events scheduled for March which call Congress to act on gun control and urge the American public to condemn law-makers who have accepted donations from the National Rifle Association (NRA).  The students have said in interviews that they are creating a “badge of shame” for any politician that’s accepting money from the NRA.The student leaders have said they are determined to make their experience a turning point in the national gun debate and have garnered a lot of support over social media for their activism – including a $500,000 donation from George and Amal Clooney. A GoFundMe page has been established for the march. All money will be going toward organizing the D.C. march as well as marches across the country. According to the page, any leftover money will be given to victims’ funds. As of Tuesday, the page had raised more than $800,000 of it’s $1.5 million goal.Organizers are also selling March for Our Lives merchandise with all profits also going towards organizing the marches. ReddIt Gunman and former student Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, officials said Thursday. Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last week where 17 people were killed and 14 others were injured. Twittercenter_img pfrog What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines pfrog Facebook printSurvivors of last week’s school shooting in Florida announced they will lead a nationwide March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. March 24 to pressure Congress for gun reform and legislation to make schools safer.Five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized the march with the mindset of “not one more.”“We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes,” the students wrote on their website for the march.According to the March for Our Lives mission statement, demonstrators will take to the streets of Washington D.C. on March 24 to demand that their lives and safety become a priority, and that gun violence and mass shootings in schools stop. Additionally, marches will be taking place concurrently in other cities across the United States. Previous articleTrump’s budget would change student loan process, ratesNext articleCity to approve Westcliff rezoning, tackle loopholes that allow “stealth dorms” pfrog RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit + posts last_img read more

One journalist imprisoned, two publications suspended

first_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists February 25, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Elsewhere, the Authorisation and Surveillance Commission of the Press on 23 September suspended political monthly Dilmaj, founded in 2004, but no reason was given. The quarterly Madresseh was suspended on 5 November for “apostasy”. The philosophical review had published an interview in its latest edition with an intellectual cleric, Mohammad Mojtahed Shabesstary, who carries out research into the Koran. Iranian leaders took the view that his remarks were “insulting of sacred texts”.The European Parliament voted a resolution on 25 October 2007 condemning Iranian human rights violations. The EU recognised that “the situation in the Islamic Republic in relation to civil rights and political freedoms has deteriorated in the last two years, particularly since presidential elections in June 2005”, the date on which Mahmud Ahmadinejad came to power. The European Union also called for the “unconditional release of prisoners of conscience, particularly journalists Emadoldin Baghi, Ako Kurdnasab, Ejlal Ghavami, Mohammad Sadegh Kaboudvand, Said Matinpour, Adnan Hassanpour, Abdolvahed Botimar, Kaveh Javanmard and Mohammad Hassan Fallahieh”. Ten journalists are currently in jail in Iran. Among them Said Matinpour, a contributor to the weekly Azeri-language Yarpagh who is being held at the intelligence services prison in his home city of Zanjan, 330 kilometres north-west of the capital, where he is waiting to learn what he is accused of. He was previously held at Evin prison but was transferred closer to his family. Since his arrest on 28 May 2007, the journalist, who has been held in solitary confinement, has only been able to see his parents twice. His wife and his lawyer have so far been refused the right to visit him. His wife, Atiyeh Taheri , told Reporters Without Borders that she was “very worried about his health”.Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand, editor of the weekly Payam-e mardom-e Kurdestan, is suffering from kidney and digestive problems and has to make a written request to the prison authorities to be allowed to use the toilet. Reporters Without Borders has obtained information that he has been put under huge pressure to deny reports published by the Human Rights Organisation of Kurdistan, of which he is a founding member. Mohammad Sadegh Kabovand is facing trial for “acting against national security”. Emadoldin Baghi, journalist and human rights activist, also held at Evin prison, since 14 October 2007 (hypertext link press release of 24.10) has been able to receive visits from his family. They have reported that the journalist, who is in solitary confinement, is being subjected to “brutal interrogation” by intelligence ministry agents. Emadoldin Baghi has so far refused to respond to their questions and has demanded to be tried by a popular jury. He is accused of “publishing secret government documents with the help of detained prisoners to damage security in special establishments”.Iran is in 166th place out of 169 on Reporters Without Borders’ latest world press freedom rankings of October 2007. Organisation Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 November 8, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist imprisoned, two publications suspended March 18, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information center_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa to go further News Reporters Without Borders today regretted that Iran continues to snub appeals from the international community on human rights, as one journalist was imprisoned and two publications suspended.“Less than a week after the European Parliament passed a resolution urging Iran to respect its “obligations in line with international norms and instruments on human rights”, Yaghoub Salaki Nia was imprisoned at Evin jail in Tehran. His arrest on 31 October brought to ten the number of journalists imprisoned in the country,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Iran remains deaf to appeals from the international community aimed at establishing a real dialogue on human rights,” the organisation said. ”Journalists are being held in custody without charge in defiance of the most basic rights. Some of them are suffering as a result of their prison conditions and need medical attention which has been denied to them,” it added.Intelligence ministry agents arrested freelance journalist, Yaghub Salaki Nia, a contributor to several banned media, including Shamesse Tabriz, Ahrar, Omid Zanjan, on 31 October. His house was searched and his work equipment and papers were seized. The journalist has also founded an organisation dedicated to the defence of political prisoners in the Iranian province of Azerbaijan. He was taken to Evin jail and it is not known what charges he faces. His family was able to visit him, on 5 November in the presence of prison warders and on the condition they did not discuss the issue of his imprisonment. Receive email alerts Less than a week after the European Parliament passed a resolution appealing to Iran to respect its international human rights promises, a journalist has been placed in custody. Two publications have been suspended by the Press Authorisation and Surveillance Commission. IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Iran RSF_en last_img read more

Hussein Ghreer and Hani Al-Zitani freed, Mazen Darwish still held

first_img Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en News SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the release of Hussein Ghreer and Hani Al-Zitani – two human rights activists who were arrested more than three years ago along with Mazen Darwish, the head of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) – and calls for Darwish’s immediate release as well. Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Follow the news on Syria March 12, 2021 Find out more March 8, 2021 Find out more to go further July 19, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hussein Ghreer and Hani Al-Zitani freed, Mazen Darwish still held Help by sharing this information News Both SCM employees, Hussein Ghreer and Hani Al-Zitani are among the hundreds of detainees held on terrorism charges whose release in still unclear circumstances coincided with the Eid-Al-Fitr religious holiday. RSF has not been able to obtain any information as to Mazen Darwish’s current status.“We are delighted by the unexpected news of the release of Ghreer and Al-Zitani, who had been unjustly held for more than three years,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “Despite this wave of releases, we must not forget Mazen Darwish and the others who are still being held, and the inhuman treatment they receive in the Syrian regime’s jails. We call for the immediate and unconditional release of Darwish and all the other imprisoned journalists.”Darwish, Ghreer and Al-Zitani were arrested along with all of the SCM’s employees when air force intelligence officers raided its Damascus headquarters on 16 February 2012.They were subjected to enforced disappearance after their arrest, and were mistreated and tortured. Their trial on a charge of “publishing information about terrorist acts” finally began in February 2013, but it was suspended and then repeatedly postponed. Two of their colleagues, Mansour Omari and Abd al-Rahman Hamada, were released on bail on 6 February 2013 pending trial.At least 30 journalists and bloggers continue to be held in the regime’s many jails. According to RSF’s tally, at least 25 others (including six foreigners) are either missing or being held hostage by Islamic State or other armed extremist groups.Ranked 177th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Syria continues to be one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists. Receive email alerts News February 3, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more