Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgSkyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSkyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) is 100% owned by the Sifax Group and incorporated as an Aviation Ground Handling Service Provider under the Nigerian Company & Allied Matters Act of 1990. SAHCOL which was formerly known as Skypower Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO), before it was privatized and handed over to the Sifax Group on the 23rd of December 2009, was carved out of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited as part of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation’s reform of 1996. SAHCO involves all the actions that take place from the time an aircraft touches down on the tarmac to the time it is airborne. It also ensures that the right assignment is carried out in an efficient, speedy and safe manner, deploying the right tools. Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Top stocks for 2021: is this the best cheap UK share to buy for these uncertain times?

first_imgTop stocks for 2021: is this the best cheap UK share to buy for these uncertain times? See all posts by Royston Wild UK share investors like me have a lot to think about as we move into 2021. In particular, we need to be cautious as the Covid-19 infection rates worsen and new lockdowns come into effect.Exposure to gold could be considered a must-have for UK share investors in these uncertain times. Sales data from bullion retailer The Pure Gold Company reveals how strongly safe-haven demand for precious metals has gone up recently. Demand has rocketed 264% over the past seven days as Tier 4 restrictions have been rolled out.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…Gold to hit $3k?Yellow metal prices reversed sharply from their record highs north of $2,000 per ounce struck in August. But they hit key technical levels recently at around $1,910, suggesting another breakout could be imminent. Indeed, a recent survey from Kitco suggests that a rush to new peaks is a strong possibility in 2021.The report indicates that analysts think “inflation, [a] weaker US dollar, economic concerns, currency debasement fears, and low interest rates” could be key. Kitco metals global trading director Peter Hug reckons that new record peaks around $3,000 per ounce could be hit next year.Even a sharp rebound in the global economy could help lift gold prices next year, Hug says. He adds: “If you take the optimistic side and imagine that many people do get vaccinated and the vaccine works, then the economy should take off in a serious way in the second half of next year. The inflationary scenario becomes a real possibility, which is positive for metals.”Riding gold with UK sharesI think all of this means that Trans-Siberian Gold (LSE: TSG) could be one of the best UK shares to buy for 2021. As the name suggests, the business is focused on hauling gold out of the ground in Russia.  Its Asacha mine is located in the country’s eastern South Kamchatka area, a place that’s world famous for its high-grade gold deposits.The quality of Trans-Siberian’s assets has underpinned some terrific production updates in 2020. And the AIM-quoted share was at it again last week, giving it terrific momentum moving into 2021. Strong output in the first 11 months of the year (of 40,297 ounces) prompted it to raise its estimates for the new year to 44,000 and 45,000 ounces. It had previously pencilled in output of 38,000 to 42,000 ounces.Soaring production and a solid outlook for gold prices feed through to some impressive earnings forecasts for 2021. City brokers reckon Trans-Siberian’s bottom line will bulge 18% next year. And this leaves the UK share dealing on a cut-price forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 6 times.I believe that buying UK shares is a better way than buying bars, coins, or gold-backed exchange-traded funds to ride the bullion price. Doing so offers investors the chance to receive dividends in the process. And Trans-Siberian is an attractive target in this respect. Its yield for next year sits at a chunky 2.2%. All things considered, I think this gold digger is a brilliant value buy for these uncertain times. Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild 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. 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. Royston Wild | Saturday, 26th December, 2020 | More on: TSG 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.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.last_img read more

England rugby: RFU and Premiership Rugby sign £200m eight-year partnership

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For Jones, who briefed the PRL board and told them the system in England was the best he had worked in, there are several upsides. The bigger EPS squad, up from 33, means he can get his hands on more players. The extra training camps during ‘core’ Test periods, to be attended by 36 of them, one at the beginning of October ahead of the autumn internationals, and one in the first week of January ahead of the Six Nations, give him more time to work with them. Every international coach, especially those from a club environment, moans about not seeing the players enough – it is not perfect but this one is an improvement.Also, the Australian has a later deadline to name his first EPS squad at the start of October – in previous year’s they have been named in July and August then got injured, or lost form, when the Premiership starts. At least Jones will get the chance to see his players in action in the Premiership to see who has kicked on from the tour to Australia and who should be pushing those who haven’t. Ritchie said: “Eddie, over the next three years, has a great clarity as to what he has and how it works. For Eddie to go along and talk to the PRL board, well that collaboration has not been as evident in the past. The directors of rugby have been enormously supportive of the England cause.”Cut short: The agreement could give fringe players like Chris Ashton more time to impress Eddie JonesThe clubs will see slightly less of their big guns because of a couple of rest weekends that have been inserted if they get a lot of Test game-time but most directors of rugby give their England stars a breather for a week after big tournaments. So not too much has changed there.But they will no longer have to suffer the ludicrous situation that Saracens faced last year with respect to the English Qualified Player threshold of 70 per cent in a match day squad. Nigel Wray, chairman of the European champions, brought this up again recently when he explained that his side lost around £160,000 for not having enough English players in their side when half of them were on England duty. That one has been addressed so clubs get credits when players are away with Jones’ squad.The exceptional circumstances clause is unchanged meaning Sam Underhill, the promising Ospreys flanker, or anyone else playing outside England cannot be selected unless there is a glut of injuries in one position. Underhill, like Steffon Armitage before him, is destined to become the poster boy for the critics of this but unlike Armitage, at just 20, he has plenty of time on his side. TAGS: Highlight England have won nine out of nine under Jones, a Premiership club are the European champions and the RFU and Premiership are best mates again. You wonder how long this blissful period of stability will last? History shows it won’t be long before there is another rumpus. It was all smiles at Twickenham this week as Ian Ritchie, chief executive of the RFU, and his opposite number at Premiership Rugby, Mark McCafferty, unveiled the latest agreement between their two bodies and declared peace in our time.The deal, worth over £200million to the clubs over eight years, sees England coach Eddie Jones get a bigger Elite Player Squad, now enlarged to 45 players, and his regular international players will be getting a couple more rest weekends.The relationship between the RFU and the clubs has not always been so cordial – in fact they have been fighting like cats and dogs for most of the 20 years since the game went professional, although the current contract supersedes one made eight years ago which has worked out just fine. Those of you with longer memories will know it was not always like this.Selectors dream: Eddie Jones will benefit from an increased Elite Player Squad as a result of the agreementFrom the time when clubs threatened to quit RFU competitions in 1996 to the dispute over Europe two years ago, through the desperate internecine fighting of the late 1990s and a ruck over payments to clubs over a player who had been on the 2005 British & Irish Lions tour, disagreement has never been far from the surface.Chuck in the furore over the Andrew Plan, drawn up by Rob Andrew, in 1999 when the former England fly-half wanted to play the Six Nations in April and May –  one that has reared its head only recently – and finish domestic rugby by the end of January before Europe kicked in and it has been pretty lively dialogue. Andrew was still at Newcastle then, before he left for the RFU in 2006, and helped negotiate the deal that just expired – he was involved in the new one as well.But what does it all mean? Some of it is tedious, most of it is important, and quite a lot of it is ‘as you were’. The big takeaway is that it’s a whopping load of cash for the clubs – around double what they got last time round – and although it is not a lot by football standards it is a proper adrenalin shot in the arm. The bean-counters at the RFU are a canny bunch. Twickenham is virtually always sold out and there are a series of long-standing commercial deals in place so they have a fair idea of how much money they have got coming in further down the track so there is little chance of their cheques bouncing.Seeing eye-to-eye: Mark McCafferty and Ian Ritchie introduced the new Professional Game AgreementAs McCafferty pointed out, it is essential that when clubs want to go to their local bank manager and borrow money for ground improvements, they know the funds are in place to cover any expenditure. Home of English rugby: Eddie Jones has negotiated a mutually beneficial partnership with Premiership Rugby The RFU and Premiership Rugby have just unveiled their new Professional Game Agreement but what is in the small print of a document that took two years to sort out?last_img read more

In rage and fury, Old Scoria attacked

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Grizzly bear photo by John Thomas on Unsplash November 5, 2020 at 6:09 pm Reply November 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm NH, to me those two black bears epitomized self confidence, which has unlimited power when it is coupled with faith in the Father. All things are possible for those that love God. We are only limited by our own doubts and fears. God bless the both of you, Chaz November 5, 2020 at 10:46 am Reply November 1, 2020 at 9:03 am Love this story! Another example of what can be accomplished by those who don’t know it’s impossible so they just go ahead and do it! Or maybe, it illustrates that with the Lord on your side, there is nothing that can’ t be done no matter how fearsome the opposition seems! EJA Reply Reply Dear Jimmie, I believe that the great wonder, the great miracle is what God is doing in you and I right now! He is our god, and more than that, He is our friend. Praise Him even as He blesses us, Amen EJA, thanks so very much. Blessings to you and your wonderful lady my friend, Chaz Reply November 1, 2020 at 1:44 pm charles towne November 1, 2020 at 2:36 pm Reply Charles Towne November 1, 2020 at 10:15 am Incredible, on-the-edge of your seat story!! I felt I was hiding in that log pile also.What comes to my mind right now is “with God, ALL things are possible!” Just look at David and Goliath and that outcome….and there was only one David.The other verse that comes to mind is….”if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you CAN move mountains.” Thank you, Lord, for moving mountains….all honor and glory go to you!!God bless you, Chuck! November 1, 2020 at 1:50 pm Nh Charles Towne CSG, I love when all the comments reinforce the power of the story, Chaz Mike McFadden EdG 22 COMMENTS Charles Towne November 1, 2020 at 2:43 pm Thanks another GOOD ONE! Perseverance at its best…plus a big dash of faith! Love this! So appreciated right now as we’re headed into the forest…. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Charles Towne Charles Towne Charles Towne EdG, thanks so very much my dear friend, Chaz Jimmie Waller November 5, 2020 at 6:15 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply November 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm Charles Towne Reply I love a good story and could picture you telling this one around a campfire. Just as it should be!!! Reply November 1, 2020 at 10:23 am November 1, 2020 at 2:38 pm There is something about a story well told that is powerful, A friend InspirationBy Charles Towne                  In rage and fury, Old Scoria attacked. His intent was nothing less than murder.The following incident happened in the Shoshone River country of western Wyoming and powerfully illustrates the black bear’s unwillingness to surrender a kill, even against incredible odds.The region where the encounter took place remains one of the most primitive areas in the United States, unspoiled and almost inaccessible to the average person. It was in this rugged wilderness sometime in 1948 that three hunters came upon the spoor of an enormous grizzly.The tracks measured over eighteen inches in length. The grizzly that had left the tracks was obviously a king of grizzlies and would more than likely weigh far in excess of athousand pounds. This particular bear had left his mark upon the land before as he had proven to be a stock killer extraordinaire. One rancher discovered seven of his purebred steers dead, all with their necks broken with the swipe of a grizzly’s paw.A professional hunter was hired. His orders? “Kill that damn grizzly, no matter the cost!”The professional hunter failed miserably, as did everyone else that went up against “Old Scoria”. The grizzly was so named because the Scoria creek flows through the area where most of his depredations took place.Others tried to kill the Scoria creek grizzly; all to no avail. Dogs were brought in to track the gigantic bear, but also failed. Baited traps were set, to no avail. Men rode the area, rifle at the ready, hoping to earn the large bounty that had been placed on Old Scoria’s scalp; but none of them proved up to the task.Les Bowman, a Cody Wyoming outfitter, put out his first bait in 1948 hoping to lure in this bear of all bears. For a week the bait, a dead horse, lay there ripening in the summer sun. It wasn’t touched. Then one night when it was black as the devil’s heart, the entire rear end was clawed out of the carcass and eaten.The next night the bear didn’t show, but on the next two nights the rotten carcass was ravaged until all that remained were pieces of hide and bits of bone. Old Scoria gorged himself on that dead horse without ever being seen.It was obvious that this bear was one clever grizzly.Les Bowman baited the area for the next six years without ever setting eyes on the huge bear. Three other hunters did see Old Scoria, but to little advantage as he was always out of rifle range.By 1954, Bowman had racked up such an expense to the bears account that he determined that, if it was his last earthly act, he was going to bring the big boy down. But what’s that old saying, “…the best laid plans of mice and men”?Bowman set up his next bait 200 yards from a natural logjam on Scoria creek. The spring floods had piled huge pines and cottonwoods in a jackstraw heap and it was here that Bowman would wait for the king grizzly.On the third day, Bowman and another hunter cautiously approached the logjam and began glassing the area for bears. They were disappointed to discover that the “bait”, a horseweighing over a thousand pounds, had been dragged nearly 150 yards farther away.Now a 200-yard shot is not difficult for a good marksman, but 350 yards is reaching some.As the two hunters settled in to watch the distant carcass, they were not exactly happy when two large black bears showed up to the bait. Bowman was not after blacks, so the two men just watched. The two blackies didn’t fight over the carcass; they just gorged onit. The way those two bears were scarfing down that ripe horse meat it would be gone in two nights, and another year would be gone before Bowman would have another chance at what he had come to consider ‘his’ bear.Dusk was rapidly approaching making any shot iffy, when suddenly both black bears suddenly jerked to attention. Their focus was up the creek in the deep timber. Through hisbinoculars, Bowman could see the muscles of each of the black bears stiffen and their ears point as they stood tense and immobile, staring intently. Bowman later said, “I knew just as surely as we lay there watching what was happening. The blacks had detected a grizzlycoming to the kill, and I just knew, without understanding why, that it was Old Scoria.”In heart-stopping fascination the hunters watched as suddenly, from the edge of the timber, lumbered the biggest bear either had ever seen. He was enormous to the point of being incredible. The immense bear headed straight for the kill. The grizzly had only gone a short distance when he detected the blacks at what he considered “his” kill. He reared up to his full height and let out an awesome bellow that seemed to shake the earth.It is an interesting phenomenon that occurs at times like this, when man seems to shrink to insignificant proportions.With that blood-chilling roar hardly out of his mouth, the great beast dropped down to all fours and charged down on the two blacks. Grizzly bears frequently kill black bears and devour them. It is a well-known and documented fact that black bears invariablyrun from grizzlies. They know that they are outmatched in every way, and so they run for their lives. But, as the two men watched, an incredible thing happened. At the grizzly’s first bounding leaps, both black bears also began moving; but not away. With ears laid back flat against their heads, a sure sign of an attack in and of itself, and snouts curled, they ran directly at the more horrible bear, not away from him! The air seemed to vibrate with the sounds of the fight as the combatants roared and snarled and tore into each other, their heavy bodies smashing into trees. The bloody battle was savage, fast, and obviously to the death. The bears moved into the timber in this fight of all fights. All that the two men could see was the tops of trees swaying as the raging bears crashed into them. They watched in spellbound fascination as trees, four and five inches in diameter, were violently crushed to the ground as the bears fought tooth and claw. Terrifying sounds continued as the battle raged over an area roughly an acre in extent.The fight raged for what seemed like hours to the two men, but probably lasted only about thirty minutes. Then, quite suddenly it was over, and all sound ceased and through their binoculars, the two men saw the great grizzly climbing up the nearby cliffs.Now those cliffs are hundreds of feet high and almost impossible to climb, very much like the walls of the Grand Canyon; but the grizzly dragged himself upward. Bit by bit, sometimes sliding backward, and then after a brief rest, continuing. Yard by yard he moved upward. Occasionally the bear would turn his great head and gaze downward in the direction of the battle ground before proceeding onward. Old Scoria, impossible as it may seem, dragged himself nearly straight up that cliff… until finally, he lumbered over a top ledge and lay down out of sight.The next day the two hunters visited the location of the fight. It looked as though it had been plowed. All the brush and trees had been leveled. Bushes had been ripped out of the ground. Blood was everywhere and chunks of hide and flesh were scattered all over the place. The black bears had quit the area, perhaps to recover, but who knows.The cattle depredations ceased and the Scoria Creek grizzly was never seen again. Perhaps his bones are still there, high up on that cliff face, a fitting resting spot for a king. Old Scoria, remarkably, had been bested… completely fought out… by two black bears!AN OUTDOORSMAN’S PRAYERDear Lord God, what puny little creatures we humans are! I am humbled at your awesome power. I look upon your works and am humbled, and in awe. You are mighty and full of power and glory… and yet, man seems to believe that he is in control when, in reality, he has no control. We are here and then we are gone, blown away as so much fine dust. Help me, oh mighty God, mighty Creator, help me to be that which you designed me to be. Help me to bring you all honor and glory. In Jesus’ most holy name I ask it. AmenAuthor’s Note: The above account, illustrating the unpredictability and ferocity of the black bear, has been borrowed from the out-of-print book, BEAR! By Clyde Ormond.Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. Reply November 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm Dear Friend, Glad you enjoyed it, Bless you, Chaz November 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm Ahh Mikey, old lad; tis never too late among friends, may the Lords light shine upon you, and may Hi-s spirit always be with ye, Chaz CSG TAGSBEAR!Black BearsCharles TowneClyde OrmondCourageGrizzly BearsNatureOld Scoriawildlife Previous articleWhen Life Seems UnfairNext articleEverything coming this month to Hulu Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Faith me sweet dotter, I have an idea I will be telling stories for a long time yet! Less you and yours mutely, Daddy November 1, 2020 at 9:38 am November 4, 2020 at 5:19 pm The Anatomy of Fear November 1, 2020 at 12:46 pm November 1, 2020 at 8:22 am Charles Towne Richard, your comment makes it all the more obvious that the word can’t is over used. What a wonderful God we serve. Chaz A bit late reading this one but thoroughly enjoyed it. Reply November 5, 2020 at 9:58 am November 5, 2020 at 4:14 pm a friend Reply Reply Wow , what a captivating story. But even more captivating is the Pray of the writer sharing it. Please enter your comment! November 5, 2020 at 10:20 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Don, Praise God pal. We have no idea what adventure await us in the future with Jesus! Love you man, Chuck Reply Charles Towne WOW, this one had me on edge! When you mentioned We have unlimited power when it is coupled with faith in the Father, I would have been praying for legs that could run FAST! I would not have wanted to face either of the black bears or the grizzly. That was probably the death of all three bears. I always look forward to your nature stories, and the prayers you finish with! A good story, well told is a wonderful thing. Thank you. Reply Faith Dear Friend, Glad you enjoyed it, Bless you, Chaz That was supposed to be: Love you and yours muchly, instead of, less you and yours mutely. Darned computer thinks it knows better. Love you, Daddy Reply Reply Reply Reply Reply Richard Reply Charles Towne Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Don Young Please enter your name here Charles Towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Caja House / Estudio Aire

first_img Caja House / Estudio Aire ArchDaily Projects 2007 Architects: Estudio Aire Area Area of this architecture project Caja House / Estudio AireSave this projectSaveCaja House / Estudio Aire Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 22 Share Area:  235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses Argentina CopyAbout this officeEstudio AireOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanta FeHousesArgentinaPublished on April 02, 2010Cite: “Caja House / Estudio Aire” 02 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Text description provided by the architects. The project was developed between personal wills and external demands. We enjoy  narrating this process without too much  theory but with architectural responsibility  and enthusiasm instead.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiDuring the first meetings we tried to talk with our clients about architecture itself not specifically a home project. We realised it was our opportunity to develop something different between both parties. We were very enthusiastic for we could  have the possibility of reviewing our architectural repertoire. At the beginning there were no specific orders, which arrived as time passed by and started working together. We had  feeling to work as a team , sometimes sharing some points of view concerning  design, some others not.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiOur clients were much concerned with the issue of privacy and intimacy as regards life in private neighborhoods such as Kentucky, so we considered it important to be able to appreciate from the inside the decisions taken (morphology, geometry, materials, how to manipulate the natural lighting) rather than the criteria used in such spaces so far.We started working on a criteria based on a central open space . Little by little it became  more radical and the rest of the situations began to subordinate to the yard. We were questioning the modern language leading elements to an almost  primitive instance .The concept of continuous space extends beyond the physical limit of covered surface. The Interior unroofed surface regulates the link with the outside world. One of the faces is an opening with two glass doors. Opening completely enabling to redefine the concept of externality and integrating  the rest of the area.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe water here incorporates the built mass reflexes. The House becomes its own landscape.  Fragmentation in the section cover is another particular moment of thought and analysis which occurs  not only to  fill the interior of light but to establish a link with nature, incorporating the sky.In general we usually describe our work as a box with a yard inside it denoting a formal will at first place. However the best is inside,  the richer inner space as a result of it . With two photographs from outside the story would be resolved, but it would be impossible from the  inside. The strongest effort was to decide about what not to be done or how to make it simpler .Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiWe came to only four materials. On top  “white” dominates all items, aluminum resolves openings to the inner patio , the metal for the perimeter gates and glass for transparent and translucent cladding. This reduction is the reaction to a need to avoid excessive thinking of achieving simplicity as a concept.We are satisfied for having being able to provide a contemporary answer leaving aside modern language. Now that the work has been completed we have began to look in time to more distant  examples of it. The colonial House is the first example that appeared. The potential of the yard, the opening  toit,  the gallery, tectonics condition, force walls, the dispossession of ornamentation, the height of the Interior. We are now studying the pompeyana House , which carry this same situations to a more primitive and radical state .  All this working under the concept of modern space.We believe that the contemporary does not have to do with a completely new production or with an indiscriminate repetition of recipes. We are interested in reviewing everything that has already been produced and intervene as little as possible. We have very clear it  is almost ridiculous since our activity lies in filling free spaces . This paradox is which obsessively leads us to focus on the space resulting of it through the manipulation of shapes. We love thinking  that we produce air.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessEastern at ArchDailyArticlesApril events at Harvard GSDArticles Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Santa Fe, Argentinalast_img read more

UK Charity Awards 2003 shortlist announced

first_imgUK Charity Awards 2003 shortlist announced Organisations shortlisted for the Best New Charity category are Autism Cymru, Caroline’s Rainbow Trust, One World International Foundation, and Save the World Club. The winner of the Fundraising Campaign of the Year award will be selected from entries by Amnesty International, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The National Trust, and The Prostate Cancer Charity.The shortlisted entries for Corporate Partnership of the Year are Childline and BT, Get Connected and Carphone Warehouse, The National Autistic Society and HIT Entertainment, and WaterAid and Thames Water.Web sites shortlisted for Charity Internet Site of the Year are those of Battersea Dogs Home, Mencap, MS Society, and YouthNet UK. The shortlist for the Corporate Community Involvement award consists of Aon Limited, Coca Cola Bottlers, Marks & Spencers, and UBS Investment Bank.Consultancies shortlisted for the Fundraising and IT Services Award are AK Consultancies, Caring Together, Cascaid Group, and Tate Bramald.The awards evening will take place on 3 September 2003 in the Great Room of Grosvenor House, London, where the awards have been presented for the past two years.  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The shortlist for the 2003 UK Charity Awards, run by Charity Times magazine in association with Charity Logistics, has been announced.QED UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, The Fairtrade Foundation, and Wateraid have been shortlisted for the Charity of the Year award.Those shortlisted for the Fundraising Manager of the Year award are Abi Shaw – Friends of the Neo Natal Unit at St George’s; Karen England – Childlife; Nick Beanland – William Sutton Trust, and Rupert Tappin – Front Door Fundraising. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Awards Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 16 July 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

RSF calls on Beijing to stop visa blackmail against foreign correspondents

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information June 7, 2021 Find out more The head of Buzzfeed News in China was forced on Wednesday to announce her departure from the country for lack of a new visa. RSF is calling on Beijing to stop using visa renewal as a tool of blackmail against foreign journalists. ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionInternet August 24, 2018 RSF calls on Beijing to stop visa blackmail against foreign correspondents June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News Follow the news on Asia – Pacific Receive email alerts ChinaUnited StatesAsia – PacificAmericas Condemning abuses Freedom of expressionInternet Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News News China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Mongolia : RSF urges presidential candidates to voice support for press freedom News June 2, 2021 Find out more Megha Rajagopalan, China bureau chief of BuzzFeed News and a former board member of Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China (FCCC), was forced to announce on Wednesday, August 22 that she would not return to China, as her visa has been denied renewal this summer without official reason. According to Buzzfeed, she will continue her duties as a journalist from the Middle East, without further details.The American journalist, who had been covering China for six years and running the Buzzfeed office since August 2016, received the Human Rights Press Award, a prize based in Hong Kong, on May 12th for her report on the persecution of the Uyghur minority in the Northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang, where foreign journalists have very limited contact.”The de facto deportation of Megha Rajagopalan adds to the list of abuses committed against foreign journalists whose work displeases the Chinese government,” said Cédric Alviani, director of the East Asia office of Reporters Without Borders ( RSF). “Such conduct is exceptionally shocking as Beijing is taking advantage of the press freedom in democratic countries, which promote open circulation of information, in order to export its propaganda.”In its annual report published in February, the FCCC described the authorities’ increasing relentlessness to interfere with the work of the foreign press, notably by threatening to discontinue visa renewal. In 2016, Swedish journalist Jojje Olsson had to leave China for the lack of a visa, as did Ursula Gauthier, the correspondent of French magazine L’Obs, in the previous year. In 2012, the New York Times and Al Jazeera were also affected by deportations of reporters, as was the Canadian daily Globe and Mail in 2009.China ranks 176th out of 180 countries in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2018 with more than 50 journalists jailed. RSF_en last_img read more

DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1: Repair Maximum AutoCAD Data with Ease

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp NEW YORK and HONG KONG, Feb. 3, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DataNumen company, the developer and vendor of pro-level recovery solutions, announces the release of DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1. This program performs quick repair of inaccessible AutoCAD drawing files with the highest average recovery rate confirmed by comparative tests. The new features of version 2.1 include automatic upgrades to the latest version and auto-check for product updates. AutoCAD is a widely used program for computer-aided design and drafting. It is an essential tool for engineers, architects, interior designers, real estate developers, and other professionals all over the world. Unfortunately, the drawing files (DWG) created in AutoCAD may get damaged or corrupt due to a variety of reasons: power failures, hardware problems, virus attacks, or OS errors can make them inaccessible. To avoid the loss of important blueprints and considerable monetary damage, it is recommended to get an effective DWG recovery solution in advance — for example, DataNumen DWG Recovery, which already helps over 10 million users worldwide. DataNumen DWG Recovery is based on the company’s proprietary technology: the program scans damaged DWG files byte by byte, making it possible to restore as much AutoCAD data as possible. During comparative tests, DataNumen DWG Recovery demonstrated the best average recovery rate of 81.1% and the average recovery time of about 3.5 minutes. It is worth noting that the built-in RECOVERALL command of AutoCAD managed to restore only 7.2% of DWG data. Apart from the high recovery rate, DataNumen DWG Recovery is remarkable for its intuitive interface and straightforward recovery procedure. The user only needs to select the DWG file that needs to be repaired, chooses the output format, and clicks the “Start Recovery” button. The percentage of completion can be viewed on the progress bar, and once the recovery is successfully finished, the user gets a pop-up message. Under the Batch Recovery tab, it is also possible to repair multiple DWG files in one go. The new features of DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1 include automatic upgrades to the latest version and auto-check for new updates. It is advisable to regularly install new updates because the DataNumen team is constantly working on the program to improve its performance. DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1 at a glance: – Recovery of corrupt and damaged DWG files – Support for all AutoCAD formats, from R14 to 2021 DWG files – Recovery of deleted objects in DWG files – Recovery of DWG files on corrupted media – Batch processing of drawing files – Auto upgrade to the latest version – Auto-check for program updates – Context menu integration (right-click recovery) – Drag & drop support Learn more about DataNumen DWG Recovery at: Pricing and Availability DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1 is compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Vista/7/8/8.1/10 or Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016/2019. It supports AutoCAD R14 to 2021 DWG files. The demo version can be downloaded for free, the cost of a license starts from 39.95 USD. About DataNumen Founded in 2001, DataNumen is the developer and vendor of professional data recovery software. The product line of the company includes recovery solutions for Outlook, Word, Excel, PDF as well as backup software and database recovery tools. Hundreds of top companies all over the world choose DataNumen products: IBM, Intel, AT&T, Microsoft, General Electric, Xerox, and Oracle among them. For more information about the company and its products, please visit Links: Company website: Product page: Video: Comparison: Download: *IMAGE link for media: Media Contact: Alan Chen DataNumen, Inc. Phone: +1-800-599-0398 E-Mail: [email protected] NEWS SOURCE: DataNumen This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (DataNumen) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 68071 APDF-R8.2 © 2021 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA. To view the original version, visit: Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP). By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Facebook Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleUreeka Essential Series Helps Thousands of Black and Brown Entrepreneurs Boost RevenueNext articleUnited States Melanoma Market Report 2021: Epidemiology, Valuations and Forecast, Drugs Sales and Competitive Landscape 2017-2026 – Digital AIM Web Support DataNumen DWG Recovery 2.1: Repair Maximum AutoCAD Data with Ease Local News Pinterest TAGS  Twitterlast_img read more

Temperatures set to drop as much as 40 degrees on East Coast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The East Coast is in for a rude awakening as temperatures drop as much as 40 degrees in some areas after a beautiful spring day on Saturday.A strong cold front is moving across the eastern U.S. on Sunday morning. Showers and a couple of thunderstorms are forming along the cold front — extending from New York all the way down to Mississippi and Alabama. Temperatures are very mild on the warm side of the front, but those colder temperatures await.Much of the East Coast, including Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; and New York City, reached the 70s on Saturday, which combined with the sunshine to create the nicest day in months. The warm weather made it all the way to Burlington, Vermont, where the temperature reached 60 degrees — its warmest day since October.However, it’s a much different story on the colder side of the front. Temperatures have dropped nearly 30 to 40 degrees. Cleveland reached a high of 60 degrees on Saturday, but are near freezing, with snow showers in the area, on Sunday morning. Nashville, Tennessee, hit a high of 74 degrees Saturday, and it is in the 30s to start Sunday.This classic spring cold front will move through the eastern U.S. and bring rain showers to the Interstate 95 cities later Sunday morning. Initially, temperatures may quickly jump into the 50s and 60s from Philadelphia to Boston; however, once the wind changes, temperatures will drop significantly.By Monday morning, temperatures will be near or below freezing in the Northeast — more than a 40-degree temperature drop over 24 to 36 hours. People will be going from short sleeves and shorts on Saturday to winter jackets on Monday morning.There is some good news for spring lovers though. After this initial cold blast, mild air looks likely to dominate from nearly coast to coast for the first half of April. By the second week of April, there are strong signals for above-average temperatures, especially across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.This pattern could also be conducive to volatile weather in the central U.S.New potent storm forms in WestA new storm will arrive on the West Coast on Monday morning with its main effects spreading inland on Tuesday.For the most part, this storm will be too warm to bring too much mountain snow initially, but some parts of the Northern Rockies could see some new spring mountain snow early this upcoming week. The coast of Oregon and Northern California could see 1 to 2 inches of rainfall form this system.A couple of things will play out over the course of the upcoming week.Simultaneously, a storm will develop along the southeast coastline on Monday and Tuesday. Some fringe effects of the storm are possible, including rough waters and some rain from Florida to North Carolina; however, the storm gets pushed out to sea and exits without much impact to the southeast coast, and nearly no impact to Northeast.Some of the unsettled weather moving into the West Coast on Monday will give way to a new organizing storm in the central U.S. by Wednesday. This will bring the next round of severe weather to parts of the South, including Oklahoma and northern Texas, and then into the Deep South by Thursday. The storm will also bring some more rain to parts of the Midwest, and could complicate ongoing river flooding.All of this is a sign that warmer air from the tropics is beginning to win out against the colder air from the Arctic as we head deeper into spring.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Keeping a confidence

first_imgKeeping a confidenceOn 1 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Disclosing confidential medical information can lead to employees makinglibel claims, but practitioners should be aware there are circumstances inwhich is it acceptable.  By GillianHoward Most OH physicians and nurses understand and practise sound ethical medicinebased on the codes of ethics published by the General Medical Council(Confidentiality, Protecting and Providing Information, June 2000), the Facultyof Occupational Medicine (FOM, fifth edition) and the UKCC. It is commonly accepted that when an employee is seen by an OH physician ornurse for an assessment, whether pre-employment, for fitness for work, for anassessment under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 or in respect of anemployment tribunal or personal injury claim, the employee must give his or herexpress consent to the disclosure of any medically confidential information. Often the report will not disclose anything of a medically confidentialnature, but will state “fit for work”, “fit for work subject tomodified duties (specified)” or “unfit for work”. No consent isrequired for statements of that nature. There are cases where someone in the company other than the OH practitionermight need to know more about the medical condition. For example, if theillness is one of alcohol or drug addiction and the company has a policy ofhelping in its treatment, someone in the company might need to know toauthorise the policy and the sick pay for the employee. Another example is where there is a disciplinary case or where selection isbeing made for redundancy, and absence from work is a criterion. The reason forthe sick leave might need to be disclosed to protect the individual under theDisability Discrimination Act 1995 from any discrimination or from an unfairdismissal. It might also be important for a manager to understand more about acondition before deciding whether to offer the person a job and what specialconditions there should be. Clinical details of a confidential nature do not necessarily have to bedisclosed, but if the OH physician or nurse believes there is such a need,obtaining written informed consent is the only practice to pursue. What is the duty of confidence? In the case of London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Anor vFarnsworth [2000] IRLR 691, the Employment Appeal Tribunal referred to themeaning of a doctor’s duty of confidence. It put it succinctly, “A duty ofconfidence is one which prevents the holder of confidential information fromusing it or disclosing the information for purposes other than those for whichit has been provided, without the consent of the person to whom the duty ofconfidence is owed.” It also referred to the employer’s defence, that it did not know whatmedical condition was involved when it rejected Farnsworth for the job, saying,”A self-denying practice of not making further enquiries of itsoccupational physician as to the medical history of a job applicant was notjustified.” In this case the OH physician had obtained Farnsworth’sinformed express consent to disclose her previous history of depressive illnessto her prospective employers if necessary. The EAT continued, “In the present case the occupational healthphysician was not bound by any duty of confidence… the applicant had completeda form providing information and giving her consent to medical informationabout her being provided to her employers. The purpose of the examination andthe purpose for which information and consent was given was to enable thecouncil to reach a decision as to whether or not she would be employed.” Informed express consent Informed consent means the patient has agreed either orally or in writing –which is better practice – to the disclosure of the specific clinicalinformation for a specific purpose that has been fully explained to him or her.The patient should also be fully aware of and give consent to the disclosure ofthat information to named individuals who have a “need to know”. When an employer obtains an employee’s consent to be seen by its expert in,for example, a claim for personal injuries, unfair dismissal or disabilitydiscrimination, it is sensible to ensure it is clear consent is being given notonly to the examination but also to the disclosure to the employer of anyreport – it is worth nothing to the employer if the patient consents to theexamination but then refuses to allow the report to be sent. Implied consent In a controversial Court of Appeal decision, one judge, obiter dicta (not aspart of the reasoned decision), suggested that if a medical examination isrequired by an employer for litigation, “by consenting to the medicalexamination on behalf of the employer, an applicant is consenting to thedisclosure to the employer of a report resulting from that examination. Nofurther consent is required. A practice under which a person who, having agreedto be examined, then claims a veto upon disclosure of the report to those whoobtained it would be an impediment to the fair and expeditious conduct oflitigation” – per Lord Justice Pill, Kapadia v London Borough of Lambeth[2000] IRLR 699. It would be unsafe to rely on those dicta, even though an eminent judge inthe Court of Appeal made it. It is at odds with all the codes of practice onethics and with the dicta of Mr Justice Morland – admittedly in a lower court,the Queen’s Bench division of the High Court. Medical professionals are warnedto obtain written informed consent to the disclosure of any report, wherever itis to be sent. Writing and publishing medical reports can lead to all sorts of legalcomplications. One unfortunate doctor, Dr de Taranto, was not only sued forbreach of confidence but was also successfully sued for libel – Cornelius v DrN de Taranto, 30 June 2000, Case no 98-C-38. Libel consists of a statement which is untrue and prompted by malice, andwhich “has the effect of lowering the reputation of the individual in theestimation of right-thinking people”. It has to be published before it can found to be an action for libel. Herethe report had had limited publication, going only to Mrs Cornelius’ GP and toa consultant psychiatrist whom Dr de Taranto thought she had persuaded MrsCornelius to see for treatment. The judge held that the correct test in determining this question was toconsider those statements from the point of view of a reader in the healthservice in its broadest sense, taking account of how nursing auxiliaries andadministrators, clerical staff and receptionists would read them. If onlypsychiatrists, doctors and qualified nurses had read the report they would notthink less well of Mrs Cornelius, but the additional category of readers”probably might do so and behave towards her very differently because ofit”. Checking the facts Had Dr de Taranto checked the letter in the GP’s notes properly, she wouldhave understood that theft charges referred to were made against two maleyouths, not Mrs Cornelius, and charges of receiving stolen goods broughtagainst the patient when she was 18 were eventually dropped. Dr de Taranto was found to have been in breach of her duty of confidence indisclosing her medico-legal report to a psychiatrist and Mrs Cornelius’ GP, as nowritten consent had been given. Indeed, she had refused to give her writtenconsent. Dr de Taranto assumed implied consent had been given, but the judge rejectedthis argument. He said that for implied consent to be demonstrable, Dr deTaranto would have had to demonstrate she had shown her draft report to MrsCornelius and allowed her to comment on it, and she should have had a clearrecord in Mrs Cornelius’ notes that her consent was being given for this reportto be sent to her GP and a consultant psychiatrist. None of these matters waswritten up in the notes. The judge held that the patient’s “express consent” should havebeen obtained, preferably in writing. He said he was mindful of Article 8 ofthe Human Rights Convention – the right to respect for private and family life– even before the Human Rights Act 1998 came into force. However, he ruled that damages should be limited to injury to feelingscaused by the breach of confidence, and that considering all the circumstancesof this case the award should be modest – £3,000, plus £750 for Mrs Cornelius’legal costs in trying to retrieve the medical report from the NHS records. Gillian Howard is an employment lawyer and consultant with London lawfirm Howard & Howard Staying on the right side of the lawBecause everyone now has a right to argue that their privacy has beenbreached under Article 8 of the Human Rights Convention, brought into UK law bythe Human Rights Act 1998 on 2 October 2000, and because of lay people’sheightened awareness of their rights, doctors and nurses must be very carefulabout what they write in medical reports and notes, and must ensure they havefollowed their ethical guidance.It is best to ask a respected colleague what they would do in a trickysituation, or, even better, to ring for advice from the MDU, MPS, RCN or UKCC.It is essential to obtain written informed consent, and to ensure thepatient understands what will be disclosed and why and to whom the disclosurewill be made.Whether or not there is a statutory right of access to the report, manydoctors still dictate the report in front of the patient and make a note of thepatient’s consent or comments. In any event express informed consent to thedisclosure of that report must be obtained – and there is nothing like gettingit in writing! Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more