BA back in the black

first_img British Airways expects to deliver further growth in 2011 after posting its first profit in two years, helped by cost cutting and improved demand for premium class travel in the first half.BA, whose merger with Spain’s Iberia completes in January, on Friday reported a pretax profit of £158m for the six months to September 30 compared to a loss of £292m in the same period last year.The airline’s revenues grew 8.4 per cent to £4.44bn, while its yields – profitability per mile that a paying passenger travels – jumped 17.2 percent as businesses loosened the purse strings on their travel budgets.First and business-class travel – the most profitable part of BA’s passenger business – has increased steadily in recent months.Operating costs were cut by 1.5 per cent during the period.“While positive, the economic environment continues to be subject to uncertainty, to which the increase in Air Passenger Duty is unhelpful,” said BA’s Chief Executive Willie Walsh.“We continue to focus on managing our costs.”Global airlines have hiked their profit forecasts this year as the recession fades and traffic rises.IATA expects the industry to post a net profit of $8.9bn (£5.5 billion pounds), more than treble its previous forecast.BA last posted a profit in August 2008, prior to the financial crisis triggered by the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm BA back in the black Share Friday 29 October 2010 4:48 am center_img Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April whatsapplast_img read more

Amgen eyes up £4bn deal

first_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale Wednesday 17 November 2010 7:54 pm KCS-content Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Amgen eyes up £4bn deal whatsapp Show Comments ▼ SHARES in the Swiss drugmaker Actelion, which specialises in pulmonary hypertension drugs and has a market capitalisation of about $6.6bn (£4.2bn), were up yesterday morning on reports that the US biotech firm Amgen was studying a takeover offer.Actelion shares have gained 35 per cent since early October as takeover talk swirled, recouping most of this year’s losses following a series of drug setbacks.“A bid would make sense, Amgen is in an uncomfortable situation because sales have been eroding,” said Helvea analyst Olav Zilian, citing Actelion’s pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment Tracleer as a potential $2bn a year drug by 2015.He added: “We expect their PAH franchise could extend well beyond 2015 with two late stage compounds to substitute Tracleer when the patent expires. And they have two mid-stage compounds, for auto immune disorders and allergic conditions, which would strengthen the Amgen pipeline.”Amgen has said it is looking to expand internationally and analysts have previously named Actelion as a potential target.Actelion’s efforts to reduce its dependence on key drug Tracleer, which treats a rare heart and lung disorder and rakes in more than $1bn a year, have been thwarted by a string of recent setbacks. Actelion’s stock closed up nine per cent at SwFr54.60. Amgen spokesman David Polk declined to comment. last_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2007 Prospectus

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2007 prospectus For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (  2007 prospectus Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

After a 70% post-market-crash rise, is now a good time to invest in this FTSE AIM 100 share?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by James J. McCombie 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I thought Fevertree shares looked a bargain when I tipped them on March 18. I bought them myself and am glad I did. I believe there are more gains to be made in the years to come.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…Losing its fizz?Looking beyond the headline 9.7% revenue growth and delving deeper into the report, it’s evident that UK revenues fell by 1.1% YoY. That is disappointing. However, remember the World Cup was in 2018, and the summer was long and hot. 2019 had no such luck. Fevertree reports that its retail market share held steady at 40%, despite 7% lower sales. Sales growth of 7% in pubs and restaurants was not enough to offset the retail slump.Fevertree rode the wave of increasing interest in gin in the UK by offering premium mixers, in particular tonic waters and gingers. Developing new ranges like sodas, and adding new products to existing ones should help Fevertree sell to drinkers of vodka and other spirits in the UK.But the real growth opportunities lie outside these shores.Global refreshmentsFevertree’s UK sales totalled £132.7m in 2019. Selling to the rest of the world (ROW) drew in a comparatively small £127.8m for 2019. But YoY sales growth for the ROW was 24% in 2019. From 2017 to 2018, sales grew 25% in the ROW, and 48% from 2016 to 2017.The ROW is where Fever-Tree can achieve double-digit sales growth in the future. The company has a presence in foreign markets like the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. A regional director for Asia, appointed in 2019, will be responsible for breaking into its huge markets.I have talked before about Fevertree’s capital-light business model as an advantage. The company delivers key ingredients, flavours, water, glass, cans, and packaging to a manufacturer to assemble. Distribution of finished goods is entirely outsourced as well. As a result, spending on property, plant, and equipment is negligible.Long-term borrowings, aside from lease obligations, are zero. Of course, the company still needs to invest in working capital, like inventories of flavours and key ingredients, if it wants to grow. A cash pile of £128m in 2019 can fund a doubling of inventory with plenty of headroom.Good marketing is essential for Fevertree to crack new markets. Existing operations are already generating plenty of cash (£80m in 2019, £58.4m the year before) to splurge on developing the brand and securing manufacturing and distribution channels.A good time to invest?Fevertree argues that three-quarters of a drink is the mixer, so it makes sense to mix with the best. It is a compelling argument that makes sense in any language.I have faith that Fevertree will continue to grow sales and its share price. Investors will also pick up dividend income along the way, although the yield is low. One thing to bear in mind is that the coronavirus pandemic will affect this year’s results. I would not be surprised to see the share price dip lower when the company next reports or if Covid-19 takes longer than expected to control. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Shares in Fevertree Drinks (LSE: FEVR) are priced about 70% higher than they were after the market crashed. But I still think now is a good time to invest in Fevertree, which released preliminary results for 2019 yesterday. Investors cheered a 9.7% year-on-year (YoY) revenue growth by pushing the stock price higher. After a 70% post-market-crash rise, is now a good time to invest in this FTSE AIM 100 share? James J. McCombie | Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 | More on: FEVR James J. McCombie owns shares in Fevertree. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Navajoland Area Mission continues to raise up native leaders

first_imgNavajoland Area Mission continues to raise up native leaders Convocation sees two Navajo ordained, elects first all-Navajo deputation Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Kimball Shorty anoints Cathlena Plummer’s mouth with corn pollen in a traditional Navajo blessing during the June 14 ordination of Plummer and Leon Sampson to the transitional diaconate at Good Shepherd Mission church in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Fort Defiance, Arizona] The Episcopal Church’s Navajoland Area Mission continued during its 38th annual convocation to make history and change the shape of its ministry.In a liturgy at Good Shepherd Mission here, filled with traditional Navajo and Episcopal symbols, Navajoland Bishop David Bailey on June 14 ordained Cathlena Arnette Plummer and Leon Sampson to the transitional diaconate.Then during the convocation’s business meeting on June 15 the members elected only Navajos as deputies to the 78th triennial meeting of General Convention, set for June 25-July 3, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Those deputies are:Clerical orderThe Rev. Leon SampsonThe Rev. Cornelia EatonThe Rev. Cathlena PlummerThe Rev. Inez VelardeThe Rev. Paula Henson, alternateLaity orderAnna FowlerMarieta BuckMargaret BenallyArnold JoeDorothy Redhorse, alternate“This is believed to be a historic action of the election of an all-Navajo deputation,” Eaton, who was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December and is Bailey’s canon to the ordinary, told Episcopal News Service via e-mail, after the meeting.  “Most certainly to be true in the election of all Navajo clerical deputation.”Plummer is the daughter of the late Bishop Steven Plummer, who served Navajoland as bishop from 1990 to 1994. Her mother, Catherine Plummer, is a priest at St. Mary’s of the Moonlight Episcopal Church in Oljato, Utah.When Plummer and Sampson were ordained, they became the latest ordained Navajo leaders that the area has raised up and Bailey has ordained since he became bishop in August 2010. There are eight ordained Navajo and three others are in training.“Throughout human history, communities have designated some of their members to encourage others to live in ways of peace, order, harmony, truth, and beauty,” said Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in her sermon during the ordinations. “That’s what we are here today to do, to recognize and bless the particular gifts the Creator has given Cathlena and Leon, to call them into the center of this circle to bless them, and to challenge them to keep encouraging the flock in ho’zho’.”Ho’zho’ is a Navajo word meaning peace, balance, beauty and harmony, and to be “in ho’zho’” is to be at one within oneself and to be at one with the world.Navajoland Bishop David Bailey on June 14 hands newly ordained transitional deacon Leon Sampson a bible. Cathlena Arnette Plummer, another transitional diaconate who was ordained with Sampson at Good Shepherd Mission church in Fort Defiance, Arizona, stands to his right. The Rev. Chan Anaya, Good Shepherd’s priest and a regional ministry developer, serves as Bailey’s chaplain. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceNoting that Navajo believe that Spider Woman’s web can hold people above the waters of the flood, much like Noah’s ark, Jefferts Schori called on Plummer and Sampson to weave their Christ-centered selves into the web of their people to help protect them and “to shake [the web] up when its connections fray or start to break.”“We ask you to help us pursue those who wander away or lose their connections with that web. We pray that you will know your own connection to that web so deeply that you can remind the lost or forgetful that the Creator loves us more deeply than we can imagine,” she said. “And we promise to bind our own fibers together with yours, that the web may grow in beauty, justice, and peace to rebalance the world. Become weavers of beauty for others, and challenge us to keep expanding the holy web of life in ho’zho’.”As the ordination service began, Kimball Shorty, who is related to both Plummer and Sampson, purified the Good Shepherd Mission sanctuary and the people in it with cedar smoke. Using feather fan, Shorty spread the smoke to make connection with the Creator and to tell the Creator that the “grandchildren are here.”[ooyala code=”piam9jbjpfhB7whxj311KrOq1fNsAaSJ” player_id=”d4a5625b85af485eb1fff640076c5be6″]Later a wind that gusted to 40 miles per hour whistled around the church and buffeted the roof as the congregation sang a traditional ordination hymn (Hymn 503 – Come Holy Spirit ­– from The 1982 Hymnal).Then, Plummer and Sampson rose from the communion rail where they had been kneeling before Bailey, turned and sat down on the floor facing the congregation. Shorty blessed them with corn pollen. Corn, a Navajo staple, is also considered to be a sacred plant given to the Navajo at the beginning of creation.Beginning with their feet, Shorty also anointed the diaconal candidates’ knees, hands, arms, chests, backs, heads and mouths. The latter done “in order to speak the true word – the right word for them,” he later told Episcopal News Service.He then led them outside the building, “spun them around” clockwise to greet the elements and brought them back inside for their ordination. “Now they’re whole” and ready for their work, explained Shorty, who attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Glendale, Arizona.[ooyala code=”0wc21jbjoK0Co93Yl9KEaO1U0j23HGYn” player_id=”d4a5625b85af485eb1fff640076c5be6″]During a thanksgiving lunch held in the compound’s Thorne Building after the ordinations, Plummer’s mother, Catherine, said the Navajo elements in the service, including a number of hymns in the Navajo language, showed that “that’s who we are: Christian and Navajo.”“We need to reorganize the church so that it works for us as Navajo Christians in the Episcopal Church in Navajoland,” she added.At the church’s Executive Council meeting in Phoenix, few days prior to the ordinations, Bailey had told a committee meeting that ordaining Navajo people to ministerial positions is part of the mission’s reorganization and sustainability plan. The ordinations are “an investment; it’s not a short-term solution,” he warned, adding that the mission is in his estimation at least six years away from being ready to call another Navajo as its bishop.In 1978 the Episcopal Church created the Navajoland Area Mission, also known as the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, out of sections of the dioceses of Rio Grande, Arizona and Utah – areas within and surrounded by the 27,425-square-mile Navajo Nation, as the reservation is known. It encompasses 26,000 square miles over Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.The Navajo, also known as The Dine’ (The People), is one of the largest Native American Indian tribes in the United States. Between 125,000 and 150,000 Navajo live on the reservation, which is about the size of West Virginia. Many people work in extractive industries, such as oil, uranium and petroleum, but an estimated 50 percent of the population is unemployed and 50 percent lives in extreme poverty. Addiction, domestic abuse and suicide rates are high.At their convocation in 1987, the Navajo Episcopalians asked for a new level of partnership with the Episcopal Church, including the right to nominate their own bishop. The 1988 General Convention endorsed the request and the Navajos elected Steven Plummer in June 1989. The House of Bishops meeting in Philadelphia that fall ratified the choice, and Plummer was consecrated the first Navajo bishop, and the third Native American bishop, in March 1990.Alice Mason of St. Michael’s, center, speaks to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on June 14 after Mason and two other elders – Lillie Henderson of St. John the Baptizer and Maggie Brown of Good Shepherd Mission – had presented Jefferts Schori with a Navajoland Pendleton blanket. The presentation happened during a thanksgiving lunch in the Thorne Building in the Good Shepherd Mission compound in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe Episcopal presence in what is now known as the Navajoland Area Mission began close to 100 years prior. In 1894, Episcopalians helped establish mission hospitals, followed by schools and orphanages within Navajo communities. Those mission hospital compounds are the core of the area mission’s three regions today. However, most of the buildings that were built in the late-1800s through the mid-1900s with gifts from East Coast churches fell into disrepair when there was no money for maintenance.In addition, Bailey and others told council, Navajo members lacked leadership and financial training and thus became dependent upon “outsiders.” And there was a lack of consistency in how Navajo lay and ordained leaders were raised up, he said. Navajoland had one indigenous priest in 2010 when Bailey was elected bishop. Now, there are eight, and Bailey and the area mission are determined to raise up more leaders.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Executive Council June 2014, Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA June 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm A great article that truly captures the wonderful spiritual experience of the 2014 Navajoland Annual Convocation. It was humbling to be among so many caring and giving people. Blessings to all who are part of this ministry. 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Mühlgrund / Nerma Linsberger

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Mühlgrund / Nerma LinsbergerSave this projectSaveMühlgrund / Nerma Linsberger Photographs:  Thomas HennerbichlerClient:ÖSWLandscape:Land in SichtConstruction:KS IngenieureCity:ViennaCountry:AustriaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas HennerbichlerRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. Urban ConceptThe introverted structure of the building is the answer to the heterogeneous structure of the surroundings. With clear edges in the North, East and West, the area opens up to the South to a clear landscape. Two courtyard houses build the urban space sequence and create a relationship overlooking the South. Cuts, openings and big windows structure the West, North and East edges creating a dialogue with the surrounding urban space.Save this picture!Floor PlanBuilding StructureThe room modules, width of the rooms and depth of the structure create a simple, but very lively space complex. The portico which is deposed from the façade also serves as a communication and meeting space. The transparent façade with its big and small openings offers exciting special sequences, changing perspectives and different views.Save this picture!© Daniel HawelkaWithin the complex, the court houses conquer the free space of the area for itself. The portico connects the three main buildings and allows exciting views and one of a kind living atmosphere. Save this picture!© Thomas HennerbichlerApartment StructureThe changeable space structure offers openness and dynamic that covers the diversity of living demands (a first apartment, a changing living community, a growing family…) .The modular, economically optimized structure allows big diversity.Save this picture!© Thomas HennerbichlerBy putting together B-type apartments bigger flats are created, each with a complete full-size sanitary unit without the necessity of creating extra infrastructure for one of the apartments. The possibility to connect the rooms between the B and C apartments is given, as well as, the possibility to merge them together if the need of assisted living is necessary.The apartments are very compact and economically optimized.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe flats offer the same quality and category of living having less usable space.To give the compact apartments more space to “breath”, some of the B Type apartments have been designed with a living room height of 4 meters. Save this picture!© Daniel HawelkaFaçade There are two different façade structures which behind it accompany two contents. The “curtain” is the transparent skin by the portico containing bigger and smaller openings which allow different view sequences, as well as allowing enough natural light to get through. The room modules with or without a loggia are designed in a way that according to the ground plan are differently organized creating an irregular but in itself coherent pattern.Save this picture!© Daniel HawelkaSave this picture!© Daniel HawelkaReduction of costs through planning Creating compact apartments.  Less usable space – same apartment category and equal quality of living. The portico is designed in a way to minimize the amount of elevators and staircases, which creates lower costs in the building process, as well as in the everyday life usage. The sanitation core is build with short pipe systems. Compact building structure.Save this picture!© Daniel HawelkaLiving for changing needsThe compact grid and the optimal placement of the sanitation cores allow large flexibility in the design of the apartments for the future change of living conditions. Changes within the apartment are with relative ease possible and offer different possibilities with changing living needs in nearly all phases of life. The rooms will be used for resting, working, playing learning and other uses. The complex should also offer rentable Atelier spaces and a childcare center.    Save this picture!© Thomas HennerbichlerProduct Description. Perforated metal plate as a sun and rain protection which as well serves as an important architectural element to give the building a recognizable identity.Project gallerySee allShow lessIKEA Lab Releases Open-Source Plans for DIY Spherical GardenArchitecture NewsWorld Architecture Festival Launches Manifesto for the Architectural ProfessionArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:1220 Vienna, AustriaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Nerma Linsberger Area Area of this architecture project CopyHousing•Vienna, Austria Save this picture!© Thomas Hennerbichler+ 19 Share “COPY” Projects Housing “COPY” Area:  11500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Austria Mühlgrund / Nerma Linsberger Year:  2016 CopyAbout this officeNerma LinsbergerOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingViennaAustriaPublished on February 21, 2017Cite: “Mühlgrund / Nerma Linsberger” 21 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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My Sweetest Valentine: ecards from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

first_img  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Humour Individual giving My Sweetest Valentine: ecards from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People 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.center_img Howard Lake | 13 February 2013 | News  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hearing Dogs for Deaf People are marking Valentine’s Day this year with a Facebook app that lets you send a puppy ecard to your loved one.You can choose from a range of puppies, each of who will grow up to become a fully-trained hearing dog “and form a life-changing partnership with a deaf person”.There’s no fundraising ask at the end of the process, but you are invited to give the charity your email address to hear more from them. And of course the Valentine’s ecard is available for sharing via Facebook. Advertisementlast_img read more

Editor beaten, humiliated for criticizing Mali truth commission

first_imgNews December 4, 2018 Editor beaten, humiliated for criticizing Mali truth commission MaliAfrica Condemning abuses Violence Hamidou Touré El Hadji, directeur de publication de Malimé RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali RSF_en Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. June 8, 2021 Find out more News MaliAfrica Condemning abuses Violence “We strongly condemn this mistreatment of the editor of Malimedias, which is unacceptable, and we call on the authorities to ensure that an independent investigation is carried out and that this journalist’s safety is guaranteed, said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. The credibility of the CVJR, whose primary mission is investigating abuses, is clearly at stake. It is therefore essential that all necessary resources should be made available to the investigators so that those responsible for such an act of such gravity against a journalist are punished.” As well as pursuing a military career, Col. Makalou studied journalism at the Centre for Scientific and Technical Studies in Dakar, Senegal. May 17, 2021 Find out more News May 5, 2021 Find out more Mali is ranked 115th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. News Organisation Receive email alerts French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali editor El Hadji Hamidou Touré’s account is shocking. He said he was summoned by the CVJR’s secretary-general, Army Colonel Abdoulaye Makalou, on 29 November after criticizing the commission’s lack of results in a Facebook post and, while in Makalou’s office, he was hit several times by Makalou’s “bodyguards” and was forced to drink his own urine. “Before releasing me, the colonel also threatened to kill me if I said anything to anyone about what had happened,” Touré added. The website editor nonetheless reported the attack to Mali’s gendarmerie. Reached by RSF, Col. Makalou acknowledged summoning Touré to his office but insisted that he had a “clear conscience” because Touré suffered “no act of aggression.” Asked why he resigned as CVJR secretary-general yesterday, he said it was because he did not want “this affair to damage the commission’s reputation.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the physical violence and degrading treatment to which a news website editor was subjected at the headquarters of Mali’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR) in Bamako last week and calls for an impartial investigation so that those responsible can be severely punished. to go further RSF has established from telephone records and other sources that Col. Makalou was very insistent that the meeting should place in his office, while Touré, out of concern for his safety, repeatedly proposed meeting in a public place. Makalou ended up coming to get Touré after the journalist’s car broke down. Touré agreed to go to the commission on condition that he could bring his cousin with him. His cousin, who was in the adjoining room when the assault took place, told RSF he heard Touré “shout for help” and saw, when he emerged from Makalou’s office, that he had been “badly beaten.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Malilast_img read more

Two netizens released from prison, 31 others still held

first_img VietnamAsia – Pacific to go further Reporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that two netizens who had spent several years in prison – Vi Duc Hoi and Nguyen Tien Trung – were released on 11 and 12 April respectively although they are now assigned to a form of house arrest.Arrested in October 2010, Hoi was sentenced in 2011 to five years in prison on a charge of anti-government propaganda under article 88 of the 1999 penal code for writing articles critical of the state. A former Communist Party official who ran a training centre in the northern province of Lang Son, he is now due to spend three years under house arrest.He reportedly rejected the conditions originally imposed for his release from prison, namely abstention from any political activity aimed at promoting democracy and from writing articles expressing his views. The official reason for softening the terms of his release has not been given.Trung was arrested in July 2009 on charges of anti-government propaganda and “subverting the people’s administration,” and was sentenced to seven years in prison under article 79 of the penal code. He should have been released from prison in January 2015 in order to begin a period of house arrest.“While the release of these two netizens from prison is good news, only their full freedom would be satisfactory,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. “Above all, we call on the authorities to release the 31 netizens who remain in prison in violation of their fundamental rights.“The government should take account of all the recommendations made when the UN Human Rights Council examined the situation of human rights in Vietnam in February, and should repeal all of the legislative articles that are systematically used to jail independent news providers.”Two other bloggers have been freed in recent weeks. Dinh Dang Dinh, who was jailed in 2011 for launching a petition against a bauxite mine project, was released on 21 March but died on 3 April of stomach cancer, which was not treated while he was in prison.Cu Huy Ha Vu was released on condition that he agree to go into exile and immediately flew to the United States. He was sentenced in 2011 to seven years in prison on a charge of anti-government propaganda after trying to bring a legal action against Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in connection with a bauxite mining project.Vietnam is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. It is also classified as an Enemy of the Internet because of its crackdown on bloggers and cyber-dissidents. April 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two netizens released from prison, 31 others still held RSF_en Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam News Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more April 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News VietnamAsia – Pacific April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Azerbaijan: renewed human rights crackdown ahead of referendum

first_img PEN International News Events in Turkey have played a further role in Azerbaijan’s renewed crackdown. On 15 August, the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office announced it had opened a criminal case against supporters of the Turkish Gülen movement “to prevent illegal actions on the territory of Azerbaijan”. Detained NIDA civic movement activist Elgiz Gahraman was linked to the Gülen movement in an article in the pro-governmental press that also targeted figures of the opposition Popular Front Party and the satellite Azerbaycan Saatı (“Azerbaijan Hour”) programme, signalling possible further pressure to come. On 17 August, the Caucasus University in Baku announced it had fired 50 Turkish instructors for alleged links with the Gülen movement. Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices. The undersigned members of the Sport for Rights coalition condemn this renewed crackdown, and call on the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, starting with the release of political prisoners. On 13 August, NIDA civic movement activist Elgiz Gahraman was arrested, held incommunicado over the weekend, charged on 15 August with drug possession, and sentenced to four months’ pre-trial detention. Also on 15 August, REAL movement youth activists Elshan Gasimov and Togrul Ismayilov were arrested and sentenced to seven days of administrative detention each on charges of resisting police. Authorities also harassed civic activist and former political prisoner Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, calling him in for questioning and then subjecting him to a court hearing that dragged out over three days, before fining him 100 AZN on charges of “minor hooliganism”. On 12 August, prominent Azerbaijani economist and Executive Secretary of the opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) movement Natig Jafarli was arrested on charges of illegal entrepreneurship and abuse of power, and sentenced to four months of pre-trial detention. On 17 August, the Court of Appeals rejected the appeal for his release. According to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety, a member of the Sport for Rights coalition, Jafarli has been locked up for his “peaceful criticism” of the country’s upcoming constitutional referendum. The charges against Jafarli stem from a criminal case the Prosecutor General’s Office launched against a group of NGOs in 2014. If convicted, Jafarli may face up to eight years of imprisonment. Human Rights House Foundation Organisation Broadcast of Azerbaycan Saatı was stopped on 27 July when Turkish television station Barış TV, which carried the programme, was among the media outlets shut down by a presidential decree in Turkey, alleging their connection to the Gülen movement. The transmission of another rare critical news source on developments in Azerbaijan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s programme Azadlıq (“Freedom”) A-LIVE, was halted without explanation by Türksat satellite on 8 August. In Azerbaijan, private national television station ANS TV remains off the air following a court order on 29 July to revoke the station’s license in connection with an interview it had planned to broadcast with Fethullah Gulen. International Media Support This spate of repression takes place in the aftermath of Azerbaijan’s latest mega event, the Formula One European Grand Prix, held in Baku in June. It also takes place on the eve of a constitutional referendum set for 26 September, which will decide a series of problematic amendments aimed at further consolidating power in Azerbaijan’s already dominant presidency. The Azerbaijani government’s proposal of these amendments immediately followed July’s coup attempt in Turkey. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan PEN America April 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalists ARTICLE 19 Help by sharing this information Civil Rights Defenders Freedom House All of this occurs against the backdrop of a dire overall human rights situation in Azerbaijan. The media remains completely dominated by the state, and critical journalists operate in a climate of fear.Excessive restrictions remain on civil society, severely hindering the ability of independent NGOs to operate. Travel bans continue to be used against journalists, activists, and politicians – including journalists Khadija Ismayilova, whose appeal to lift her travel ban was denied on 15 August, and Elchin Mammad, who was detained when trying to cross the Azerbaijani border on 9 August. Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights Supporting organisations: August 18, 2016 Azerbaijan: renewed human rights crackdown ahead of referendum Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safetycenter_img to go further June 4, 2021 Find out more International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) International Partnership for Human Rights News Sport for Rights considers the charges against Jafarli, Gahraman, and the other activists to be politically motivated, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release, along with the release of all of Azerbaijan’s dozens of political prisoners – including opposition REAL movement leader Ilgar Mammadov, whose release has been ordered by the European Court of Human Rights; journalist Seymur Hezi; and youth activists Ilkin Rustemzade, Giyas Ibrahimov, and Bayram Mammadov. June 8, 2021 Find out more People in Need Reporters Without Borders Index on Censorship News Crédit : Adem Altan / AFP Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) News Freedom Now “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Norwegian Helsinki Committee Netherlands Helsinki Committee The Sport for Rights coalition calls for the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately cease these gross and systemic violations and take steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, starting with the immediate and unconditional release of political prisoners held for their peaceful political activities or exercise of their right to freedom of expression. Sport for Rights further calls for sustained attention to Azerbaijan by the international community, and concrete action to hold the Azerbaijani government accountable for its human rights obligations. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentExiled mediaImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of EuropeCitizen-journalists Canadian Journalists for Free Expression Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakhlast_img read more