E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) 2015 Abridged Report

first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (ETRANZ.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swaziland Property Investment Limited (SPROP.sz)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSwaziland Property Investment Limited (SWAPROP) is a property investment holding company which derives its income from interest on loans with its subsidiary companies and interest on investment accounts. Wholly-owned subsidiaries linked to SWAPROP include Plaza Park Limited, The Hub Limited, Tincwadzi Properties Limited, Nhlangano Mall Properties and Elwandle Properties Limited. The subsidiary companies own their own properties and generate income from property rentals and related revenue sources. SWAPROP also has interests in legal entities which pool securities and other assets on behalf of shareholders, unitholders and beneficiaries. Swaziland Property Investment Limited is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Is the Kier share price too cheap?

first_imgIs the Kier share price too cheap? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The value of the Kier (LSE: KIE) share price has fallen dramatically over the past five years. Since the beginning of 2016, shares in the group have fallen by around 93%. However, the group’s latest trading update suggests it’s made substantial progress rectifying historical issues. As such, I’ve recently been taking a closer look at this construction business.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…Thoughts on the Kier share priceWhenever I stumble across a business I think looks cheap and might be candidate for my portfolio, I always try to understand why the stock has acted in the way it has. Concerning Kier, I can understand why investors have avoided the business over the past few years. Since 2016, the group’s profitability has collapsed. And, within the last three years, the organisation has had to ask shareholders for £250m to keep the lights on. The company also eliminated its dividend to investors. I tend to avoid businesses that are losing money and need to raise more cash from shareholders. So, I can understand why the Kier share price has been falling since the beginning of 2016.Nevertheless, the company’s performance has improved recently. Last week, it revealed statutory half-year profits would be “materially better” than a year ago. Lower one-off items helped keep the business in the black. What’s more, Kier said revenue would be “slightly above” the board’s expectations. The group also reported its order book would be at the £7.9bn year-end level after several contract wins.Debt issues On the downside, the company reported it had average monthly debts of £436m in the period. This seems to be more than management is comfortable with. The group said it’s considering yet another equity raise in the same trading update. The proceeds may be used to strengthen the balance sheet. As I mentioned above, I tend to avoid businesses that need to raise money from investors. So, for me, this statement is concerning. That being said, if shareholders support the cash call, the additional capital could help Kier strengthen its balance sheet. This additional capital, coupled with the company’s “materially better” profits for 2020, may improve the Kier share price outlook.A turnaround in progressBased on the latest trading updates from a company, it looks as if Kier’s outlook is improving. However, the business isn’t out of the woods yet.As it’s latest trading update shows, the business may need to raise additional capital from investors. This suggests that while group revenues and profits are performing better than expected, investors may not see positive returns from the stock any time soon. Still, if the organisation can get the capital raise off the ground, and put its balance sheet issues behind it, the Kier share price may have a brighter future. Personally, I wouldn’t feel comfortable supporting a business that’s made so many mistakes. However, there’s no guarantee these past issues will repeat themselves in future. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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’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.center_img 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. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 24th January, 2021 | More on: KIE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Virginia: Annual Council embraces new model for energy, inspiration

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm One of the meditations during our council sessions was given by a lay person and one was given by a deacon. We are still trying to educate our diocese that clergy includes bishops, priests, AND deacons. Many still equate clergy with priest. Rector Belleville, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Mareea Wilson says: Virginia: Annual Council embraces new model for energy, inspiration Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Comments (3) Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 February 6, 2014 at 5:09 pm It was great to see members of Council step out of their comfort zone and recognize that things are really changing in the Dioceses and the country, especially in Northen Virginia. This new centtry(2014)must be a wake up call for each of us as CHRISTIANS, we must recognize that each can make a contribution in this JOURNEY that OUR BISHOPS have ask us to take, stretch ourselves, PRIEST and LAY, CAN WE DO THIS AS Chritians, my Brothers And Sisters,? I think we can it is not about US but about JESUS. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Music Morristown, NJ February 7, 2014 at 4:16 am To add to what Emmetri wrote and to complete the circle, I prefer focusing on the question in our Catechism which asks, “Who are the MINISTERS of the Church?” As Emmetri wrote, a lay person spoke in addition to a deacon and other clergy. In my opinion, the only way our Diocese of Virginia will achieve our optimistic goals is to train and support transformational LAY leadership to work shoulder to shoulder with our ordained leaders. And yes, it was a wonderful council! Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY center_img Emmetri Monica Beane says: Comments are closed. Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Scott Christian says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska [Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Members of the Diocese of Virginia Annual Council stepped out of their comfort zones at their Jan. 23-25 meeting in Richmond, where they gathered under the theme “Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve.”In his opening remarks, Bishop Shannon S. Johnston explained that the 2014 council would focus – with a decidedly optimistic tone – on sources of energy and inspiration. “Our theme speaks both to what is clearly now going on in our diocese, and to our continuing aspirations – what we are being called to be like in the months and years to come,” said Johnston.Both the format and content of the meeting spoke to that commitment to stretching and newness. In the new “State of the Diocese” presentation, the bishops joined in a moderated, conversational question-and-answer session, in which they discussed everything from the mix of faith and “politics” to their favorite bands and “weirdest” hobbies.Groups from across the diocese then offered fast-paced, media-driven mini-presentations on a series of out-of-the-box ministry ideas:Members and leaders of Grace on the Hill, Virginia’s Episcopal Service Corps intentional community program, reflected on their experiences.Virginia’s first downtown missioner told stories of her work engaging community at an urban parish.The Girls in Real Life (GIRLs) group of St. George’s, Fredericksburg, presented a live “radio show” on issues relating to the intersection of females and faith – with a surprise video call-in from the presiding bishop.Virginia bishops the Rt. Rev. Ted Gulick, assistant; the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, suffragan; and the Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston, diocesan, lead the way in Virginia’s interactive info-gathering session at their Jan. 2014 Annual Council – powered by text-response survey software. Photo: Megan-Drew TillerFor the first time, council members participated in a real-time electronic survey, in which participants texted their responses to a series of questions and were able to view the responses as they were submitted live, via large screens on the council floor. (Learn more.) The results provided some glimpses into church life that will inform the work and vision of the Diocese of Virginia in the future, including:For 32 percent of respondents, their greatest challenge as a congregation is the changing status of church in society.85 percent of respondents are optimistic or somewhat optimistic about the future of their congregations.Over 50 percent of respondents use social media for ministry either daily or a couple times each week – while about 15 percent never use social media.Feedback from this new format was overwhelmingly positive. The format “promoted an intimacy and connection between the parishes,” said one participant in a post-council survey, and “gave us a sense of vitality, optimism and commitment to mission.” Another council member said, “I’ve never exited a church meeting so excited about the possibilities before us,” while another added, “After this experience, I now feel better connected to the diocese.”Both the interactive info-gathering session and the State of the Diocese presentations were marked by a sense of energy. “These examples of ministry from across our diocese are offered to you for your edification, your inspiration and learning, toward the awakening of your souls, and for strengthening your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,” said Johnston. “So now, let the stretching begin!”— Emily Cherry is the communications director for the Diocese of Virginia. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Cathedral Dean Boise, ID By Emily CherryPosted Feb 6, 2014 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Bath, NClast_img read more

Apopka Burglary Report

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleCOVID-19 could shrink the earnings of 2020 graduates for years to comeNext articleNow’s the time for these creative ideas to teach at-home nutrition Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DATE/TIMETYPELOCATION The Anatomy of Fear 3/25/2020 6:10 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK MUIRFIELD CIR  Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 3/25/2020 6:53 amVEHICLE1000 BLOCK LOCH VAIL DR  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 3/24/2020 7:33 pmVEHICLE1600 BLOCK W ORANGE BLOSSOM TRL  Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3/24/2020 2:12 pmRESIDENCE800 BLOCK S HIGHLAND AVE center_img 3/23/2020 3:25 amRESIDENCE1200 BLOCK S BINION RD  3/23/2020 2:28 pmVEHICLE800 BLOCK ALABAMA AVE  3/23/2020 6:59 amBUSINESS3000 BLOCK GENERAL ELECTRIC RD  Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 3/25/2020 6:36 amVEHICLE800 BLOCK MUIRFIELD CIR  LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 3/28/2020 12:25 pmVEHICLE200 BLOCK W 8TH ST  Please enter your name here Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: Week Ending March 28thThe Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending March 28th shows 10 burglaries reported in Apopka.Chief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:1 – Business3 – Residential6 – VehicleHere is a list of the burglaries, along with their date, time, type, and location: 3/25/2020 10:45 pmRESIDENCE1800 BLOCK SNAPDRAGON CT last_img read more

V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects

first_img The Netherlands ArchDaily Houses Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 13 Share V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architectsSave this projectSaveV12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867282/v12k03-paseuenzel-architects Clipboard “COPY”center_img Year:  Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, WoodwaveSave this picture!© Marcel van der BurgText description provided by the architects. In an inner-city context the spatial qualities of private dwellings depend on the degree of privacy. On the street-side outside the house, you wish to store your bike when coming home from work and to protect yourself from the rain while searching for your keys. You may also long for a place where to lean on when talking to your neighbours.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgInside the building you decide how much communication with the neighbourhood you allow for, how much you want to expose yourself while letting natural daylight into your private rooms or if you want to sit in- or outside while having dinner.Save this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!ModelSave this picture!SectionV12K03 projects these qualities on an inner-city urban plot of 7 by 15 meters. The ground floor connects with the hidden patio at the rear of the residence and merges with street-life at the front door under a covered open air space. Above, the wooden box hides the private rooms behind a filter of enormous timber panels that can individually be adjusted in order to allow for daylight and privacy. The rooftop studio space provides a spectacular view over the historic centre of the city of Leiden.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: Searching for New HeartBuilt Projects & MasterplansFarmers House / Bar Orian ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867282/v12k03-paseuenzel-architects Clipboard V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects Photographs CopyHouses•Leiden, The Netherlands CopyAbout this officePasel.Kuenzel ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLeidenThe NetherlandsPublished on March 19, 2017Cite: “V12K03 / pasel.kuenzel architects” 19 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceCarpetsB&B ItaliaCarpet – TwistBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusHow to use Fire Protection MembranesSoftware / CoursesSculptformSpecification Tool – Price and Spec AppFittingsHOPPEFloor Spring – AR2950DoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for False Ceilings and FlooringFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Textured PanelAcousticConwedAcoustic Panels – Eurospan®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?V12K03住宅 / pasel.kuenzel architects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

Center Point Tower / Conran and Partners

first_img Center Point Tower / Conran and Partners Projects Structural Engineer: Multiplex Mep & Fire:GrontmijFaçade Consultant:WintechPlanning Consultant:Gerald EveMEP:Lorne StewartJoinery:Brown & CarrollGlazing:LindnerClient:AlmacantarKitchens:BoffiTownscape:City DesignerCost Consultant And Employer’s Agent:WT PartnershipFaçade Cleaning:PAYEStone:MarmiRetail:SeeleCity:Greater LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess Specs Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892779/center-point-tower-conran-and-partners Clipboard Manufacturers: Fritz Hansen, Vibia, Arflex, Artek, Baxter, Conran shop, Flos, Fogia, GUBI, Gallotti & Radice, Kristalia , LEMA, Liaigre, Living Divani, Northern Lighting, Orluna, Porada, Porro, Secto, ZANOTTA, +7CTO Lighting, Christian Delcourt, Knoll, Lamp Gras, Pinch, Rubn, The Rug Company-7 Lighting Consultant: Save this picture!© Luke HayesText description provided by the architects. Center Point Tower, designed by Richard Seifert, stands between New Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road. A symbol of the vibrant and liberating social change affecting 1960s London, it was one of the first tall buildings in London to be constructed using pre-cast structural components. This new technique, developed by structural engineers Pell Frischmann (who returned to work on the building alongside Conran and Partners in the current transformation) resulted in a precisely manufactured exo-skeleton structure. This was manufactured off-site and then delivered to site on a daily basis, panel by panel, for installation.Save this picture!© Mark Luscombe WhyteRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorSkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoFor many years after its construction, Centre Point Tower stood largely unoccupied and isolated from the buildings and spaces around it due to the area’s busy gyratory system. It was given Grade II listed building status in the mid-1990s.Save this picture!© Luke HayesIn 2010, London developer Almacantar acquired the building and commissioned Conran and Partners to restore, convert and reconfigure the 34-storey office tower into residential use, with supporting amenity spaces and a new ground floor. Rick Mather Architects, whilst not involved in the Tower, were commissioned at the same time to regenerate the lower buildings and the public realm.Save this picture!© Luke HayesAlmacantar’s brief was to reinforce the building’s personality by reconnecting to the spirit of the 1960s, whilst at the same time making it relevant to contemporary London as a world centre of cosmopolitan culture and creativity.   Eduardo Paolozzi once described Centre Point Tower as London’s first Pop Art building and the building’s graphic nature is evident in the repeating, three-dimensional honeycomb structure that dynamically transforms itself though light and shadow as the sun passes across it. The design approach has been to connect the spirit of the restored exterior of the building with the converted and transformed internal spaces. The interior design has been influenced by the substance and rhythm of the elevations.Save this picture!© Luke HayesThe floor plates, originally designed during an era of typing pools and cellular offices, are no longer relevant to modern office requirements. They are, however at approximately 30 metres by 16 metres, extremely well-proportioned for contemporary residential use. The new apartments in Centre Point Tower range from 70 square metre 1-beds to a 675 square metre duplex apartment. Both single aspect and larger, dual-aspect apartment types have floor depths which allow daylight to reach into the furthest parts of the habitable rooms. The fenestration pattern has resulted in room widths of a minimum of five metres, and featuring at least two large windows. In the 3-bedroom apartments the external wall length is 15.5 metres of which more than 70 per cent of the surface area is glazed, creating spectacular panoramas across London.  The concrete exo-skeleton has been retained and lightly restored, whilst the glazed envelope has been entirely replaced, but configured in the same pattern as the original.Save this picture!© Luke HayesSave this picture!Level 33, lower floor of duplex penthouse with entrance_sitting room_dining room _ kitchen and three bedrooms with en-suite bathroomsSave this picture!© Luke HayesThe general arrangements of the new apartments sit naturally within the spaces to avoid the sense of retro-fit. The entrances are centred in the spine of what is a symmetrical building, whilst partitions always meet the external structure at right angles. Save this picture!© Luke HayesCentre Point Tower, like many buildings of it era, was originally designed around vehicle access rather than around people. A spiral car park ramp was over-sailed by a pair of external flying staircases that created an insecure and challenging street frontage. The solution was to relocate the staircases inside the new lobby area to create approaches that are more welcoming and accessible, with a clearly-defined entrance at ground level.  The generosity of the new entrance has created a theatrical space which now features a light sculpture by Cerith Wyn Evans. ‘Neon Forms…descending a staircase’ dramatically references the creative energy at the heart of the original Centre Point Tower concept.Save this picture!© Charlie DaileyProject gallerySee allShow lessKFAS New Headquarters in KuwaitBuilt Projects & MasterplansWoods Bagot Rethinks Higher Education for the University of MelbourneUnbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:Oxford St, London, United KingdomLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyApartments•Greater London, United Kingdom Photographs Apartments Sandy Browncenter_img ArchDaily United Kingdom Acoustic Consultant: CopyAbout this officeConran and PartnersOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGreater LondonUnited KingdomPublished on April 18, 2018Cite: “Center Point Tower / Conran and Partners” 18 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?伦敦中间点大楼改造 / Conran and Partners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 Main Contractor: “COPY” Photographs:  Luke Hayes, Mark Luscombe Whyte, Charlie Dailey Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Speirs + Major Architects: Conran and Partners Year Completion year of this architecture project Center Point Tower / Conran and PartnersSave this projectSaveCenter Point Tower / Conran and PartnersSave this picture!© Luke Hayes+ 24Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/892779/center-point-tower-conran-and-partners Clipboard Pell Frischman 2018last_img read more

GYA House / Emac Arquitectura

first_imgArchitects: Emac Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Milena Villalba ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927257/gya-house-emac-arquitectura Clipboard GYA House / Emac Arquitectura Year:  GYA House / Emac ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveGYA House / Emac ArquitecturaSave this picture!© Milena Villalba+ 19Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” 2017 Projects Spain Area:  219 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Torrente, Spain Photographs ArchDaily Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927257/gya-house-emac-arquitectura Clipboard Miguel Martínez Castillejo, Pau Batalla Soriano Client:Gloria Bellver AlegreConstructor:Ensecon Obras y Servicios S.L.U.Collaborators:Lara Llop Font, Rafael Duet, Luis Ros Serrano-TEMCCOCity:TorrenteCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. Under the Mediterranean character that infuses its location, this house located on a small plot in the Vedat de Torrent pine forest (Valencia), is conceived as an absolute volume surrounded by pine trees that emerges behind a lattice that surrounds the front courtyard perimeter protection the family’s intimacy.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!Floor Plan Ground FloorSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe access takes place through the back of the plot through a “street/garden” that also serves as a parking lot, leading the user downwards and tangentially towards the centre of the plot were a vacuum (living/dining room), under a large volume (bedrooms) becomes a shadow that as a “threshold-space” invites to the front yard, topped by a pool. It is this void in the heart of the house that articulates the entire program, both horizontally and vertically. The ground floor houses the kitchen and its courtyard on one side, and a small guest room with a courtyard, on the other. The basement level houses a multipurpose room illuminated by another courtyard. The bedrooms and a study are located on the first floor, which in counterpoint to the horizontality of the rest of the house, are conceived as vertical spaces.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaSave this picture!Section, Floor Plan Basement, Floor Plan First FloorSave this picture!© Milena VillalbaThe house is materialized by beam-walls and lightened two-way concrete slabs that define the different spaces and their lighting. The solid parts are revoked with lime mortar and the voids with lattice strips made of solid brushed natural iroko wood. The pavement, cladding of facades and exterior carpentry continue in the living room enhancing its role as the main place of socializing in the house.Save this picture!© Milena VillalbaProject gallerySee allShow lessManual of Recycling: Buildings as Sources of MaterialsArchitecture BooksVanoosh Villa Residence / 35-51 ARCHITECTURE OfficeSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEmac ArquitecturaOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSpainPublished on October 28, 2019Cite: “GYA House / Emac Arquitectura” [Casa GYA / Emac Arquitectura] 28 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?GYA住宅,可开合的网状木墙 / Emac Arquitectura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

Charlie Hebdo, the free press and racism

first_imgThe banner of ‘Youth against racism’ in a protest in Paris, November 2013.How do we put in perspective the international media focus on the massacre of 12 journalists in Paris on Jan. 7 at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, notorious for its racist anti-Muslim caricatures and lack of response to the routine, daily, racist police murders of Black youth in the U.S.? Why were any protests banned in France of 15 journalists who were killed among the 2,000 deaths in the Israeli assault of Gaza this past summer? Don’t those lives matter?The Charlie Hebdo assassinations strengthen the hand of the state, which is using them in an ideological offensive, even if the state had a role in arming and training the killers.Why are other murders not mourned, not respected, not even reported — even the murders of other journalists? A crucial role of the corporate media is to try to shape the perception of which lives matter.Consider the mass outpourings following several different, very public killings in the U.S. Hundreds of thousands of youths have been in the streets again and again in the U.S. confronting the refusal of the state to prosecute killer cops, even when their murderous crimes have been seen on video by millions.Hundreds of thousands of people were in the streets of Paris on Jan. 11. French, other European, U.S. and Israeli politicians led the march honoring the slain journalists.Twice, on Dec. 27 and Jan. 4, thousands of police in uniform from all over the U.S. converged on New York City for separate funerals of two police officers shot in their patrol car in Dec. 20. Jet Blue offered free flights to all police traveling nationally to the funeral. The U.S. vice president, New York state’s governor and the city’s mayor attended the funerals. Roads in the areas were closed; giant outdoor TV screens were erected.Not a free speech issueThe French government’s protection of the racist journal Charlie Hebdo had nothing to do with protecting freedom of speech. This is a deception that must be confronted. In 2012 the same government that protected this vile publication banned any demonstrations or protests or even public prayers opposing the racist publication.French law allows for the prosecution of “public insults” based on religion, race, ethnicity or national origin. But the racist, sexist, bigoted, grossly insulting cartoons in Charlie Hebdo magazine were never once a source of any successful legal action.However, France did ban anyone from even protesting the cartoons that insulted Muslims or the prophet Muhammed.In 2012, as protests swept the Muslim world in response to an anti-Muslim film made in the U.S., French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said prefects had orders to prohibit any protest and to crack down if the ban was challenged. “There will be strictly no exceptions. Demonstrations will be banned and broken up.” (Daily Mail, Sept. 21, 2012) Even prayer meetings and street prayers were banned. (CNN, Sept. 19, 2012)In the same week Charlie Hebdo put out an extra run of cartoons featuring a grossly obscene caricature of a naked prophet Mohammed. The magazine was given extra police protection.Freedom of speech and of the press is hardly sacred in France. It was punishable by a year in prison to even post on the Internet a notice of a demonstration opposing the Israeli onslaught on Palestine during the Israeli 2014 summer offensive on Gaza. France was the only country in the world to bar all demonstrations and protests in any form supporting Palestine during that time. The penalty was one year in jail and 15,000 euro fine.It is worth noting the double standard: There is no similar crackdown against the current right-wing, fascist demonstrations against immigrants.Role of Nazi caricatureCharlie Hebdo serves a very important purpose for French imperialism, and that is why its virulent racism has been protected at the very time that protests against it are prohibited.Charlie Hebdo may have run cartoons to ridicule the powerful 40 years ago when it claimed to be left wing, irreverent and nonconformist. But there is a big difference between satire ridiculing the powerful — a French tradition going back to Voltaire — and the current imagery promoting fear and loathing of the oppressed and powerless. The latter is right wing and fascist in character.In this period when Muslims are facing increasing, extreme right-wing attacks, and fascist mobilizations are growing in Europe, Charlie Hebdo functions as did the Nazi publication Der Sturmer with its vehemently anti-Semitic caricatures. Jewish people in Der Sturmer, as Muslims in Charlie Hebdo, were depicted with exaggerated facial features and misshapen bodies. Both publications use obscene, sexually explicit caricatures.The Nazi newspaper’s caricatures were part of a policy to make Jews an object of hatred, fear, ridicule and disdain. At the end of World War II, Julius Streicher, the editor of Der Sturmer — though he didn’t run death camps but used the press to incite hatred — was put on trial, convicted of crimes against humanity and executed.Charlie Hebdo is protected because it hardens the population against Muslim people in order to divide the population. The French government has announced a grant to Charlie Hebdo of 1 million euros, and Google donated 250,000 euros.Charlie Hebdo is not freedom of expression and freedom of press. It is an instrument of war mobilization. It ran cartoons demonizing Serbs during the NATO campaign against Yugoslavia, and it supported NATO’s attack on Libya.No free pressAlthough “free speech” and “free press” are being lauded and glorified in the murder of the French journalists, no such thing exists in any capitalist state. The press in France or in the U.S. is not free, open or accessible. The media are owned by and serve the interests of the ruling class. What can be said and who can say it is tightly controlled. The corporate media in capitalist society are owned to serve class rule. What is covered depends entirely on who can pay for publication or airtime. A handful of multibillion-dollar media conglomerates control almost all information, culture and entertainment in the Western capitalist countries — though in the past decade social media and the Internet have opened a few cracks in this overwhelming corporate control.The media industry has an enormous impact in shaping what lives have value and what deaths go unreported, unmarked or consciously covered up.The hundreds of thousands of deaths in wars initiated by U.S. imperialism, and with full support of French and British imperialism, are unmarked,  unmourned and callously labeled “collateral damage.” The media ignore or barely mention the enormous toll in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Afghanistan. No mass sympathy is created when a U.S. drone wipes out a wedding party in Pakistan or a whole village with a hellfire missile.The assassinations of journalists in these wars are hardly noted. There were no state funerals for the 166 journalists killed in Iraq under U.S. occupation. Chelsea Manning is in prison for releasing videos of U.S. helicopters gunning down two Reuter’s camera operators in Iraq and then circling to kill the family that stopped their van to try to help them.According to The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms, 15 journalists were killed in the 2014 Israeli bombing of Gaza. They “were killed in civilian sites which are supposed to be safe for civilians.” Eight media centers were targeted and bombed.U.S. bombers targeted and destroyed the RTS, Radio TV Serbia, in the 1999 U.S./NATO war on Yugoslavia, killing 17 journalists.The most dangerous country in the world for journalists is Honduras. Since the U.S.-backed coup, 46 media and information workers have been assassinated.The International Federation of Journalists sharply criticized NATO 2011 air strikes against Libyan television, which killed three people and injured 15. The IFJ stated that the strikes violated international law and U.N. resolutions.If a free press existed, then Chelsea Manning would not be in prison or Edward Snowden and Julian Assange on the run, living in exile.What media are even allowed coverage in imperialist countries demonstrates how little freedom of the press is respected. For example, PRESS TV, an Iranian news channel broadcasting in English, is banned from broadcasting via satellite throughout Europe, Canada and the U.S. Al-Manar, a Lebanese satellite station affiliated with Hezbollah, has also been banned by France, Germany and the U.S. Both Press TV and Al Manar have protested, to no avail, that this is a grave breach of freedom of speech. While both news channels are available via the Internet in limited form, Apple and Google have removed Al-Manar mobile apps.National oppressionNational oppression and racism in France cannot be ignored. There are 5.5 million residents of African origin, many of them born in France and most of them citizens. A large number are from Muslim background, although not all are practicing. They are isolated by poverty in suburbs that have high unemployment, inferior schools and substandard housing.Just as prisons in the U.S. overwhelmingly imprison Black and Brown youth, so too do French prisons. About 60 to 70 percent of all inmates in the country’s prison system are Muslim, according to Muslim leaders, sociologists and researchers, though Muslims make up only about 12 percent of the country’s population. (Washington Post Foreign Service, April 29, 2008)Imperialism needs hatred of targeted peoples. Western politicians have cynically used Islamophobia to advance right-wing political agendas and curtail freedoms.Who benefits?Regardless of whether a police conspiracy is ever exposed, we do know that the French ruling class and the corporate media are always primed to take full advantage of such acts to reinforce the repressive state apparatus and sow division among the working class.There should not be an iota of confidence in the news stories of this massacre at Charlie Hebdo. We know only what we are being told in the corporate media by French military police and state intelligence agencies. We do know that three men, who are now dead, were tools of imperialism in their wars of conquest in Syria and Libya. More than 1,000 French citizens of Arab and North African descent have been recruited, trained, armed and used as weapons conduits, saboteurs and terrorists in the efforts of U.S. France, Britain, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to overthrow the government of Syria.This leads to the fundamental question of whose policies are responsible for the massacre and who gains from the massacre?Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, U.S. imperialism, aided by the old colonial powers of Europe, has been engaged in a whole series of wars to reconquer countries that had achieved a high level of development based on sovereignty and control of their resources.In their frantic efforts to recolonize Iraq, Syria and Libya, they have cynically whipped up sectarian divisions, organized deadly militias and promoted fanaticism and anarchy. That has aroused deep-seated rage against the U.S., France and Britain.It is also highly unpopular that French imperialism is widely involved in Africa, primarily in the majority-Muslim countries of Mali, Central African Republic, Chad, Ivory Coast and Djibouti, and in Abu Dhabi on the Arabian peninsula.The French ruling class wants to divert mass attention from their expanding wars and increasingly militarized society. The mobilizations claiming to defend a free press by defending racism must be opposed and countered.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court to hear application to lift restriction on naming boy murdered…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A mother whose eleven-year-old son was murdered in 2019, has called for the lifting of a court order preventing the identification of her son and his killer.An application to lift the restriction, imposed by the Central Criminal Court at the convicted killers sentencing hearing last February, is to be heard tomorrow, Monday, May 10th.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The application, which is being brought by RTE, was adjourned twice last week to give notice to all parties.Speaking last Friday after the matter was adjourned, the victim’s mother said she felt “let down by the justice system” and wanted the order lifted with immediate effect.The order was imposed following an Appeal Court ruling in October 2020 after it found that a restriction on identifying children, who were victims of crimes where criminal proceedings had begun, applied not only to living children but also to deceased children.An amendment to the law came in last Friday allowing the naming of children, except in specific circumstances, however applications seeking to lift reporting restrictions must be made in situations where a specific court order was made previously.Counsel for the man convicted of murder in this case indicated in court last week, that they could not identify any legal objection on which they could argue against lifting the order in relation to their client.“I want the court to lift the restrictions in my son’s case as soon as possible to give me the opportunity to speak about my son. I have been silenced for too long,” said the victim’s mother.“I’m very upset over it, it makes me very angry, I just don’t understand it, it’s adding more stress for me.”“It’s so unfair, even though the law is changed, I still can’t talk about (son’s name).”The mother argued that the order in her son’s case “does not protect my son” but it “serves to hide the killer and what he did to my son, in fact, it is silencing the type of child (son’s name) was, and for us to able to speak about him”.The victim was beaten with a hammer and stabbed to death by his half uncle, in November 2019.The killer pleaded guilty to his half-nephew’s murder, and said he heard voices in his head telling him to stab the boy. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous article20 Points Apiece At the Gaelic Grounds as Tipp and Limerick Share SpoilsNext articleAer Lingus Shannon cabin crew remain laid off until mid-summer David Raleigh LimerickNewsCourt to hear application to lift restriction on naming boy murdered by half uncleBy David Raleigh – May 10, 2021 386 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Printcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Linkedin Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more