Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgMechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited (MLC.gh)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMechanical Lloyd Company Limited markets and distributes motor vehicles and farm machinery in Ghana. The company has the exclusive agency for BMW (cars and motorbikes), Ford and Land Rover as well as Massey Ferguson agricultural machinery and Lucas products. Mechanical Lloyd company also sells motor spares and parts and has a services department for repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and farm machinery. The company was formerly known as Technical Lloyd and changed its name to Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited in 1970. The company’s head office is in Accra, Ghana. Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in…

first_imgPresiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti Rector Martinsville, VA May 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm Thank you for this, Tom! And nice to see you here! Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The roots of that old African tree are the keys to its life. The roots of this Diocese will be the keys to its life and future. And the roots of this Diocese are in Jesus Christ who said:“Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5Jesus of Nazareth, crucified and risen from the dead, he is the root, he and his way are the keys to the future of the Diocese of Haiti and to the entire Episcopal Church.  Jesus is the root which anchors us when the storms of life threaten to tear us down.IIISo why does this work of reconciliation, this covenant, matter? It’s all about that roots. The roots of that old African tree are the keys to its life. The roots of this Diocese will be the keys to its life and future.When I met with the Bishop and Standing Committee last summer, we met in the conference room of Diocesan House. When I sat down in my seat I happened to look across the room. There, on the wall, was the famous portrait of Bishop James Theodore Holly, first Bishop of this Diocese.When I saw that portrait it brought to mind a deep childhood memory. My father was an Episcopal priest. And like many priests of African descent in the Episcopal Church in those days, he had copies of the books of Father George Freeman Bragg, Jr.In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Dr. Bragg, the Rector of St. James’ Baltimore, chronicled the history of sons and daughters of Africa in the Episcopal Church.When I was a child I use to play in my father’s study. And I remember thumbing through his books. One of the pictures and biographies was that picture of Bishop James Theodore Holly. I’ve been seeing that picture of him since I was a very little child. And he has long been a hero to me.Still longer, Bishop Holly is a hero and saint here, now one of the saints and worthies on the official calendar of our Episcopal Church.  One whose witness to the strength of Jesus, and whose hope in a new future for the people of this beautiful island still nurtures the growth of this diocese and also the Episcopal Church itself.Soon after Bishop Holly left the United States and moved here, 43 members of the group who immigrated with the Bishop died from yellow fever and malaria, including his wife and some of his children. But he and others stayed. Bishop Holly loved Haiti, and the government eventually made him a Haitian citizen. And he is buried here in Haiti.At some point in his ministry, Bishop Holly returned to the United States to raise funds and gather support in the wider Episcopal Church for the Church in Haiti. In one lecture he made the case for their continuing to financially support the work. The title of the lecture was, “A Vindication of the Capacity of the Negro Race for Self-Government, and Civilized Progress as Demonstrated by Historical Events of the Haitian Revolution.”He reminded his audience that under the leadership of Toussaint L’ Overture the people of Haiti, brought here as slaves had done something incredible. In the American Revolution most of the American colonists had at least some semblance of freedom before the American Revolution. They were colonists, not slaves.  But the Haitian Revolution was a revolution of people who were slaves. And like the Hebrews under Moses in the Bible, they sought and won their freedom.Bishop Holly said it this way:The revolution in Haiti “is one of the noblest, grandest, and most justifiable outbursts against tyrannical oppression that is recorded on the pages of the world’s history.A race of almost dehumanized men — made so by an oppressive slavery of three centuries — arose from their slumber of ages, and redressed their own unparalleled wrongs with a terrible hand in the name of God and humanity.”“In the name of God and humanity.” There in that voice, there in those words, there in the spirit of James Theodore Holly who lived for this Church and this land, there are the roots of this diocese.The roots of this diocese are in Bishop Holly’s fervent desire that the loving, liberating and life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ should be proclaimed among the descendants of Africa here in Haiti.The roots of this Diocese are in Bishop Holly’s passionate conviction that following the way of Jesus the Church here might help the people and nation of Haiti to rise up and to claim the high calling among the nations of the earth.But ultimately the roots of this Diocese are in the one of whom Isaiah prophesied when he said:“A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Isaiah 11:1 The roots of this Diocese are in Jesus Christ who died, and was raised from the dead, by the loving power of our God, who the Bible says, makes all things new.So, standing firm, rooted in the faith of Christ Jesus, let the Diocese of Haiti rise up and reach out anew!Rise up, reach out and go, make disciples of all nations.Rise up, reach out and go, proclaiming the Good New of Jesus to all creation.So keep on preaching the Gospel.Keep on teaching the children.Keep on healing the sick.Keep on feeding the hungry.Keep on loving the orphans.Keep on standing with the poor.And always remember, you do not do this alone. Your fellow Episcopalians stand with you.For we are not simply the Episcopal Church. Together we are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement. And Jesus promised, “I will be with you always, even to the close of the age.God love you. God bless you. And you keep the faith. Amen! Tags Haiti, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing 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 Comments are closed. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry (center), Bishop of Haiti Jean Zache Duracin (left) and Bishop Suffragan of Haiti Ogé Beauvoir (right), talk before the solemn Eucharist on Tuesday, May 23 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The bishops and members of the Diocesan Standing Committee ceremoniously signed a covenant aimed at healing and reconciling the diocese. Photo: Michael Hunn[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached a sermon “on the occasion of the liturgical signing of the covenant of reconciliation” on May 23 at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. All clergy in the diocese attended the special liturgy.“Mutual forgiveness and repentance, healing and reconciliation are hard work and they often take time. Healing and reconciliation do not happen quickly. But it happens, if we are willing, to allow God’s grace to work in us, for God’s grace is sufficient. God is able,” said Curry in his sermon.On April 24, the Episcopal Church announced that Curry, Haiti Bishop Jean Zache Duracin, Haiti Bishop Suffragan Ogé Beauvoir and the diocesan Standing Committee had entered a covenant agreement that “seeks to address and resolve many of the issues of conflict that have been burdening the diocese.”The May 23 liturgy included a formal signing of the covenant, which took effect in April.Sermon on the Occasion of the Liturgical Signing of Covenant of ReconciliationThe Episcopal Diocese of HaitiThe Rt. Rev. Michael B. CurryTuesday, May 23, 2017“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” Matthew 28:16-20IMy brothers and sisters, I greet you, in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I likewise bring you the greetings of your brothers and sisters in Christ who are, with you, the Episcopal Church, or, better yet, the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement.I give our God thanks for you, for the faithful ministries of clergy and lay people here. For you the clergy of this diocese, for the people of the the churches, parishes and missions, for all of the schools which educate new generations of children, for clinics and hospitals which care for the sick, for ministries like St. Vincent’s School for the Handicapped, the Center for Agriculture of St. Barnabas,  the Music School of Holy Trinity, for the ministries you and many share with groups like Episcopal Relief and Development, Fresh Ministries, Food for the Poor, Heifer International, Episcopal University of Haiti, and many, many more.But I want to add a special word of thanks, and thanksgiving to Almighty God. In the Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew chapters 5-7, the Lord Jesus taught us that the way of love is often realized in our willingness to go the second mile, sometimes when it hurts. The way of love, Jesus taught us, is the way of the cross, willingness to sacrifice self-interest, and even self, for the good of others.  That is the way of Jesus. And he is our Lord! And we are his followers, his disciples.And you,the Reverend Clergy of this blessed Diocese,you, the Standing Committee,you, Chancellors and other clergy and lay leaders of the Church here,and especially you, my beloved brother bishops,Bishop Zache Duracin, Bishop Oge Beauvoir,you in this Covenant have been willing to go the extra mile, as Jesus taught us.For the good of the people, for the good of the nation and for the good of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.You have sacrificed self-interest for the good of all.You have been willing to begin the hard and difficult work of healing.You have been willing through this Covenant to open the way that leads to reconciliation.I thank you. And to God be the glory!It was on the cross, as he was dying, that our Lord Jesus forgave even those who had tortured and crucified him. “Father, forgive them. They know not what they do.” Our beloved brother, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, has shown us that Jesus teaches us from the cross that forgiveness is the way to a new future. He says that without forgiveness there is no future.Mutual forgiveness and repentance, healing and reconciliation are hard work and they often take time. Healing and reconciliation do not happen quickly. But it happens, if we are willing, to allow God’s grace to work in us, for God’s grace is sufficient. God is able.And through this Covenant we — Bishop Duracin, Bishop Beauvoir, the Standing Committee, the Reverend Clergy, and I, as your Presiding Bishop, all of us together, we take this step in which we each repent for any way we have hurt each other,  we take a step toward mutual forgiveness, a step toward God’s healing, a step toward reconciliation through the blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. This I commit to do, and I pray and believe you join me in that.Now we are not perfect. We will make mistakes along the way. But if we press on, following this way of Jesus, walking together, upholding each other, we will make it because God’s power, working in us can do more than we can ask or imagine.  And this world needs our witness.  People need to know the power of God to heal, to forgive, to reconcile and rebuild. People need to know the power of our faith as we press on toward the Kingdom of God.As St. Paul said in Philippians.Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)IISo why does this matter? To Haiti? To the world? Pay attention to the roots, the source, the origin. The key is always there, in the roots.I recently went on a pilgrimage to Ghana in West Africa. I’ve been to Ghana before, but I had not been to the slave camps, or to the castles where newly captured people, imprisoned and then boarded on ships for sale and slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean.At the site of the slave camps, evidence of what happened there is still visible. Bowls for food chiseled in the rock, by the slaves, hundreds of years ago, are still there. Water wells dug in the ground, are still there. Burial grounds for those who died, are still there. In the oral tradition of our ancestors who told the story of what happened there, passing the story down from generation to generation, you can see and hear the cries of our African forbearers, longing to breathe free.And then there were the trees standing in the field surrounding the slave camps. People were tied to those trees at night. Those trees saw it all. Those trees, still there, are witnesses to what happened. Those trees, like the tree that became a cross, bear witness.One of the trees, on which undoubtedly hundreds of enslaved people were tied had a root system underneath it, the likes of which I have never seen. The roots above the soil were large and thick. And you could see them digging down into the soil where the minerals and sources of life are to be found. The roots of the tree are the key to the life of the tree.The prophet Jeremiah said it this way:“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,whose trust is the Lord.They shall be like a tree planted by water,sending out its roots by the stream.It shall not fear when heat comes,and its leaves shall stay green;in the year of drought it is not anxious,and it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Jacquelyn Clarkson Willliams says: Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA May 25, 2017 at 4:38 am Thanks be to God for you Presiding Bishop Michael! You brought light and hope to Haitian, faith be alive and grow, to work that faith to Christianity and prosperity. To equip ourselves of living words for the journey to lighten our path and to open the way for the continues and claiming God’s gift and blessings. Keep it up the Jesus works and movement Pres. Bishop Michael. We appreciate your works, God loves us all! The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET JEAN WILLY CHARLES says: May 23, 2017 at 9:29 pm Having known the Presiding Bishop since he was a young priest arriving in Cincinnati with his wife and little daughter Rachel, I rejoice to see and hear his clarion words reaching a wider and wider congregation. It will take time for all of us rather conventional Christians to step out into the life of the Jesus Movement, but by the grace of God and +Michael’s leadership, we will. Comments (7) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC May 23, 2017 at 11:27 pm My heart rejoices at this news of great hope on this God-inspired day. Dear Zache and dear Oge, in my heart, mind and prayer, at this moment I hold your faces tenderly in my hands, offering to you my love and respect, and giving you the Kiss of Peace. In deep love for you and all of Haiti, The Rev. P.J. Woodall Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Angustia Hamasaki says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET May 23, 2017 at 6:47 pm I find it particularly poignant, as someone who has been to Haiti and been involved in a partnership there, that our Presiding Bishop is uniquely qualified by birth and background to speak of “our” rather than “your” ancestry. THIS is why diversity matters–because we white clergy do not need to lecture our black brothers and sisters on their own history. Tom Sramek, Jr. says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Posted May 23, 2017 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 Press Release Service Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Allan Miles says: Rector Collierville, TN Rector Tampa, FL May 29, 2017 at 2:21 pm I long for this reconciliation to reach Cange in the Central Plateau of Haiti. I am returning 31 May to my home there and pray our work may be useful and that we all will do God’s will. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Rev. P. J. Woodall, Jr. says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Louise Bower says: May 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm THIS IS A VERY GOOD SERMON,I do not know Bishop Michael but l realised that He watered our roots so that reconciliation can be truth and sincere, and it is very important to talk about Bishop James Holly for it is educative for the new generation of Episcopalians. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 last_img read more

On this day: The first American ATM opens

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSATM’sHistory Channel Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: Apopka game cancelled; no date set for completionNext articleWho founded Labor Day? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! On this day in history: September 2nd, 1969From the History ChannelOn this day in 1969, America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions. By the 1980s, these money machines had become widely popular and handled many of the functions previously performed by human tellers, such as check deposits and money transfers between accounts. Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail.Several inventors worked on early versions of a cash-dispensing machine, but Don Wetzel, an executive at Docutel, a Dallas company that developed automated baggage-handling equipment, is generally credited as coming up with the idea for the modern ATM. Wetzel reportedly conceived of the concept while waiting on line at a bank. The ATM that debuted in New York in 1969 was only able to give out cash, but in 1971, an ATM that could handle multiple functions, including providing customers’ account balances, was introduced.ATMs eventually expanded beyond the confines of banks and today can be found everywhere from gas stations to convenience stores to cruise ships. There is even an ATM at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Non-banks lease the machines (so-called “off premise” ATMs) or own them outright.Today there are well over 1 million ATMs around the world, with a new one added approximately every five minutes. It’s estimated that more than 170 Americans over the age of 18 had an ATM card in 2005 and used it six to eight times a month. Not surprisingly, ATMs get their busiest workouts on Fridays.In the 1990s, banks began charging fees to use ATMs, a profitable move for them and an annoying one for consumers. Consumers were also faced with an increase in ATM crimes and scams. Robbers preyed on people using money machines in poorly lit or otherwise unsafe locations, and criminals also devised ways to steal customers’ PINs (personal identification numbers), even setting up fake money machines to capture the information. In response, city and state governments passed legislation such as New York’s ATM Safety Act in 1996, which required banks to install such things as surveillance cameras, reflective mirrors and locked entryways for their ATMs. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

JZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura

first_imgCopyAbout this officeBernardes ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on October 05, 2017Cite: “JZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura” [Casa JZL / Bernardes Arquitetura] 05 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save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 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881044/jzl-house-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Houses Architects: Bernardes Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project JZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 13 Share ArchDaily “COPY” JZL House / Bernardes ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveJZL House / Bernardes Arquitetura CopyHouses•Brazil Area:  720 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/881044/jzl-house-bernardes-arquitetura Clipboard Year:  Team:Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Ana Claudia Figueiredo, Francisco Abreu, Fabiana Porto, Raquel Pereira Alves, Paula Quintas, Victor Campos, José Miguel Ferreira, Daniel Vannuchi, Ilana Daylac, Antonia Bernardes, Caroline Premoli, Fernanda LopesLandscape:Isabel DupratLighting Design:Studio ILuzAir Conditioning :ArgenAutomation:NoiseConstruction:StewartMEP:EujanStructure:AbilitáCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiText description provided by the architects. The JZL House is located in a residential area of Leblon neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro. The program is distributed in three floors: basement, ground and upper floors, which house service, social and intimate sectors, respectively.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe upper deck is protected by vertical self-supporting cast glass louvers, which – together with the hanging gardens and windows – act as filters for the light and ensure privacy to the intimate sector. The modulation of the collective bedroom and playroom allows for their future subdivision, which will enable each one of the three children to have his own room. This volume is structured by two cores on the ground floor that house the kitchen on one side, and office, cellar and toilet on the other.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe living and dining rooms can be fully integrated with the outside deck. The intention was to create a large space where the boundaries between interior and exterior were diluted.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe house is dislocated off the site’s back boundary in order to create a natural lighting shaft that reaches all floors.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessThis World-Leading Building Researcher Believes That Architecture Is Afraid of ScienceInterviewsAre.na Research Platform Launches Grant SchemeIdeas Share Manufacturers: panoramah!®, CAP Maison Marcenaria; Serpa, Deca, Lumini, Metais, Ornare, T2G Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Brazil 2015 Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Giftinsurance.co.uk adds more insurance affinity products

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 26 May 2004 | News Giftinsurance.co.uk, the online insurance service that helps raise funds for charities for every insurance product sold, has added two more items to its range of insurance products.Giftinsurance.co.uk nows offers Buildings & Contents Insurance and Mortgage Payment Protection, or ASU as it is also known. Gift Insurance will make a donation of onemonth’s premiums to the customer’s chosen charity on these two products. This is less than the commission donated on their other products, but that is because the total commission generated is substancially less, they say. “This is however 50% of what we receive,” they point out.Gift Insurance also recently simplifiedthe process for charities to receive donations. The charity now only has toregister with the company, instead of becoming a Member/Affiliate. The form for this can be completed online. Advertisement Giftinsurance.co.uk adds more insurance affinity products  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digitallast_img read more

Criticism grows of racism surrounding Oscar snubs

first_imgThe shutout of Black and other actors of color from the Oscars nominations announced on Jan. 14 has intensified a debate about the entrenched racism inside the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Prominent Black artists, such as director Spike Lee, actor and producer Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Will Smith, have publicly stated their plans to boycott this year’s Feb. 28 Academy Awards ceremony in protest of the lack of nominations for Black artists in front of and behind the camera.Chris Rock, the Black comedian and host of the Oscars telecast, has already publicly said that he will address this issue during his opening monologue and throughout the program.Some white actors, such as Dustin Hoffman, Mark Ruffalo and George Clooney, have also called out racism within the academy and throughout the film industry in light of this recent controversy.There has been strong criticism for decades about the lack of “diversity” in Hollywood when it comes to quality, nonstereotypical roles for African-American and other actors of color, female and male, due to the gross underrepresentation of Black screenwriters, directors and producers.However, this year’s Academy Award nominations, coupled with last year’s snubs of Black actors like David Oyelowo for “Selma” and the film’s Black director, Ava DuVernay, have just exacerbated this injustice to an unprecedented level for those inside the industry and for filmgoers.DuVernay tweeted on Jan. 22, “Marginalized artists have advocated for academy change for DECADES. Actual campaigns. Calls voiced FROM THE STAGE. Deaf ears. Closed minds.” (twitter.com/AVAETC)April Reign, a managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com, which promotes Black artists on Broadway, created #Oscarssowhite on Twitter in 2014. The hashtag continues to provide an outlet for anger and criticism from activists and people from every walk of life.The Los Angeles Times interviewed Reign on Jan. 14 about her reaction to the nominations. She illuminated the fact that the academy’s insensitivity toward people of color is just a mere reflection of the entrenched white supremacist policies within the Hollywood industry from top to bottom.Reign commented: “I’m disappointed, but not surprised. While I appreciated the fact that academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, attempted to make some changes by inviting over 300 new members into the academy this year, we see that that is not enough, that there’s still the erasure of marginalized communities — not just with respect to the academy but also in Hollywood overall.”Additionally, Reign said: “The academy understandably can only do so much, and they do need to do more, but we also need to focus on the heads of the studios who make the decisions with respect to greenlighting films so that we see more people of color and more LGBTQ people and more people who are differently abled up on the screen telling their stories as well.”Hollywood:“a private club”It has been reported that inactive academy members have been allowed to have a voice and vote on who gets nominated and who wins the awards.Todd Boyd wrote in his Jan. 24 Daily News column, entitled “Full-color movies: Not nearly here yet”: “Turns out, the industry, with precious few exceptions, is white, from top to bottom and side to side. The studio heads and the people who have the power to greenlight movies are overwhelmingly white and male. The same is true of the casting directors, the heads of the various guilds and the people who run the talent agencies.”The article continues: “Hollywood is basically a private club. And this particular private club has a liberal reputation in the larger culture. In many ways this makes things worse — because liberals can be very defensive when challenged about their own acts of bias. … Being charged with racism is not a good red-carpet look; no doubt an image-obsessed industry will react defensively to contain the public relations damage it is now suffering.”Boyd concludes: “But the type of change that is needed now is not a desperate, defensive announcement like that made on Friday — that the academy will attempt to double the number of minorities and women in its ranks by 2020. What we need instead is the type of slow but lasting structural change that transforms the entire industry. … Unless this happens, the announced changes are cosmetic, akin to putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Police investigating killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland

first_img Receive email alerts April 19, 2019 Police investigating killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland News UPDATE: According to information received by RSF, Lyra McKee was killed in the course of doing her job as a journalist. RSF awaits the results of the police investigation to clarify further details about the circumstances of her killing.The Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed that McKee was wounded when a single gunman fired shots in a residential part of the Creggan area of the city around 11 pm on 18 April. She was taken to hospital in a police vehicle, but died from her injuries. It remains unconfirmed whether McKee was covering the unrest as a journalist. The police have stated they are treating it as a “terrorist incident”. RSF_en McKee’s killing took place the same day as the launch of RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, which saw a seven-place rise in ranking for the United Kingdom, now ranked 33rd out of 180 countries. “We are deeply saddened by the news of Lyra McKee’s killing; by all accounts she was a talented young journalist with a bright future ahead of her. We are concerned by reports of the incident that resulted in her killing, and are waiting for the police investigation to determine whether she was targeted as a journalist reporting on the unrest”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent. News © Brendan Gallagher, themarketingphotographer.co.uk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by reports that journalist Lyra McKee was killed in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, after shots were fired during an incident of unrest on 18 April. RSF is waiting for the police investigation to determine whether McKee was present as a journalist reporting on the unrest, and whether she was deliberately targeted. to go further United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenFreedom of expressionViolence center_img Help by sharing this information News RSF Index 2019: UK rises in ranking, but press freedom climate remains worrying Follow the news on United Kingdom McKee, 29 years old, had signed a two-book deal with Faber, which described her as a “rising star of investigative journalism”. In 2016, she had been named as one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in media in Europe. April 18, 2019 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists WomenFreedom of expressionViolence Organisation RSF condemns arrests of journalists in Northern Ireland September 4, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Upturn in local property market

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleStrike action planned for Tesco RoxboroNext articleLimerick seek improvement admin Facebook THE second hand property market is showing definite signs of recovery…but new house sales remain static.There has also been a marked improvement in the commercial sector, with several important  shop sales recorded in the city inside the last month.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up That is the word from a prominent local auctioneer who has detected a sharp, if unexpected rise, in the sale of second-hand houses.And he is hopeful that the upturn will continue, and that Ireland is coming out of the recession.He pointed to world oil markets. “Much to the annoyance of motorists, petrol prices have risen steeply in recent weeks, but the upside to that is that it signals a world-wide demand for oil again.  The wheels are moving in the United States and that is good news”.Though the property market had taken a nosedive over the last 12 months, there were, added the auctioneer, no bargains to be found in city estates.“Estates such as Caherdavin, Dooradoyle, Raheen, Corbally and Castletroy have held their values, with prices much the same as they were before the recession hit. The reason is that they are all close to the city with amenities on their doorsteps”.However, it is a different story on the outskirts with big price drops in areas like Clonlara, Crecora, Patrickswell, Meelick, etc.A spokesperson for one of Limerick’s biggest developers told the Limerick Post that while there was noticeable movement in the market place generally, it had yet to happen in new house sales.“There is a lot of stock around just now with some builders having in excess of 20 already built units just sitting there. That is a lot of money to have tied up.“Consequently, there is precious little in the way of new builds, with some sites having closed down.“While second-hand houses might be in demand, the situation there is that people are trading-up and are not too heavily committed loan wise.“Buying new is different, though, and the lending institutions have more or less shut shop when it comes to giving out substantial loans. Investors are also thin on the ground”.center_img Print NewsLocal NewsUpturn in local property marketBy admin – June 18, 2009 560 Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

OPD warns of dispatch scam

first_img The Odessa Police Department said in a news release they have recently received several complaints about a scam involving dispatch.Citizens reported receiving calls from the phone number 432-333-3641, which is a non-emergency phone number for dispatch. The suspects are pretending to be 911 operators and advising citizens that they are returning their call, the release said.The suspects are asking citizens for their personal information and if they would like to donate money to the “Wounded Officer Foundation.” Should dispatch call someone back, the operator will never ask for personal information or money, the release said.“Odessa Police would like to remind the public that should someone receiving a phone call from anyone claiming to work for dispatch to please not pay any money or provide any personal information,” the release said. OPD warns of dispatch scam Twitter Local NewsCrime Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleCity mulls meeting reformNext articleOPD seeks help identifying theft suspect admin WhatsApp WhatsApp By admin – January 26, 2018 Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more