Medine Ltd ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMedine Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Medine Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medine Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medine Ltd (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMedine Limited is involved in the agriculture, education, property, as well as leisure and hospitality activities. Through these segments, the company plants and mills sugar cane for the production of sugar and sugarcane by-products, generates and sells electricity through bagasse, offers provision landscaping and nursery services, produces vegetables and fruits, operates poultry farming, provides nursery, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school, higher education, and executive training services. Medine Limited also deals in property development activities, rental of office and commercial buildings, and other related land transactions. In addition, the company operates Casela World of Adventures park, Tamarina golf and spa boutique hotel, sports aquatics and recreation centre, a full-fledged sports, health, and leisure complex, Yemen lodge, Yemen Pavilion, as well as offers deer ranching and hunting services. Medine Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

I’d buy this FTSE 100 share that’s fallen 60% in the stock market crash

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Meggitt. 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’d buy this FTSE 100 share that’s fallen 60% in the stock market crash Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 | More on: MGGT center_img The FTSE 100’s stock market crash means many of the blue-chip index’s members now appear to offer relatively good value for money.For example, shares in engineering group Meggitt (LSE: MGGT) are changing hands at their lowest level in 10 years.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…FTSE 100 shares on offerShares in Meggitt have plunged as investors have become concerned about the outlook for the engineering conglomerate. Indeed, the group is set to be significantly impacted by coronavirus.The virus outbreak has shattered the aerospace industry. As a critical supplier to the sector, this will almost certainly have a significant negative impact on Meggitt.As such, the outlook for the company in the short term is bleak. However, while it may take some time for the aerospace industry to recover from the current crisis, over the long term, the sector should return to growth.When the sector does recover to historical levels of activity, the FTSE 100 engineer should benefit. As one of the largest specialist international engineering companies in the world, Meggitt is a key supplier for many aerospace, defence, and energy businesses. These aren’t the sort of markets where customers are willing to skimp on quality to save costs or decided to change suppliers without a valid reason.This implies Meggitt has a definite competitive advantage, which should help the company weather the coronavirus storm.Diversification Meggitt’s operational diversification should provide some protection. The global aviation industry may be going through one of its worst crises on record, but the defence market is still expanding. Meanwhile, energy companies are still investing. And there’ll always be a demand for critical components from all of these industries.The FTSE 100 business also has a robust financial position. Interest cover on existing borrowings is 16.3 times. Further, the business has headroom of £806m on existing financing facilities. That should be enough to keep the lights on for the foreseeable future.To save costs, the company has also decided to put its dividend on ice for the time being and reduce non-essential spending.Acquisition target There’s also the possibility one of Meggitt’s peers could use this opportunity to snap up the business at a discounted price. After recent declines, shares in the FTSE 100 giant are trading at a price-to-book (P/B) value of 0.8. That’s compared to the sector average of 1.9. Therefore, the stock looks a cheap acquisition target.All of the above suggests now could be a good time to buy a share of this world-renowned business. While the company’s short-term outlook is uncertain, its reputation and strong balance sheet should ensure Meggitt delivers a successful recovery as the world economy gradually recovers from the current crisis.Management certainly seems to agree. Since the beginning of March, senior managers have splashed out nearly £600k buying shares in the business. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. 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.last_img read more

Silver squeeze! Should I buy silver today?

first_imgSilver squeeze! Should I buy silver today? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Tom Rodgers | Monday, 1st February, 2021 “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. See all posts by Tom Rodgers TomRodgers 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.center_img Image source: Getty Images 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The so-called silver squeeze is making headlines worldwide. As of 1 February 2021, the price of the precious metal has hit a seven-year high at $29.40 (£21.48) per ounce.So should I buy silver today to make the most of this upwards swing?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…There are a number of ways I could buy silver. I could buy shares in a silver fund, for example. And the iShares Physical Metals Physical Silver ETC (ticker SSLN) has just shot up into the top 10 most viewed investments on the Hargreaves Lansdown website. Because this fund tracks the market price of silver, SSLN is up nearly 10% today. What is a silver squeeze?The idea of a silver squeeze, in very basic terms, is this. The silver price — so the theory goes — has been artificially held down by people (hedge funds, institutions, etc.) who ‘short’ silver. This means they are betting that the price of silver will fall.  To short, or short-sell means borrowing a share or commodity, and then selling it. If the price falls, I can buy it back at a lower price, return it to the lender, and pocket the difference. But if the price rises, I’m forced to buy it back at a higher price, and I lose money.If a lot of new investors rush to buy silver, raising the price, the short-sellers will be forced to buy it back at a much greater price. This ever-increasing upward pressure forces prices higher. It’s more complex than that, but this is the bones of a silver squeeze. All from GameStop short squeezeI couldn’t fail to have seen the GameStop buying frenzy that has consumed US markets in the past week. The American video game retailer is in a very unusual situation. More than 100% of its shares have been shorted! So retail investors, driven by Reddit and social media, are piling cash into GameStop shares. They believe that by buying and holding GameStop, they can force the price higher, and force GameStop short-sellers to buy back the shares at ever-higher prices. In the past week, a new thesis appeared on Reddit and across social media. That the same thing could happen to the silver price. Hence the so-called silver squeeze.Shiny baublesThere are some investors (and a lot of traders) who can’t resist chasing the latest hot stock or investing story. I’m definitely susceptible. I like fun. I like excitement. Who doesn’t? And there’s nothing else to do with everything locked down!But if I start getting a buzz from buying stocks, shares, silver or whatever else, then I’ve got the beginnings of a real problem. I know I’m forever going to be chasing that feeling. And if there are no sound investments on the day I need that dopamine or adrenaline hit? Then I could start making riskier and riskier decisions. I could start gambling. It’s entirely possible the idea of a silver squeeze could force prices up. It could even break all-time highs. But this would only be short-term euphoria. In a few weeks, when the short squeeze story gets stale, and everyone moves on to the next shiny bauble? I see the price falling hard. And retail investors like me will be the ones who lose out.   Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

France v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhere

first_imgWales could win their second Grand Slam in three years if they beat France France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the UKThe good news is that all Six Nations matches are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. France v Wales, which kicks off at 8pm, will be shown live on BBC in the UK.Welsh language channel S4C also has live coverage of Wales’ Six Nations match against France.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when the match takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, France v Wales (kick-off 8pm) is also on free-to-air TV, with Virgin Media One (formerly TV3) broadcasting live coverage of all Six Nations matches. You can also stream live TV through Virgin TV Anywhere if you’d rather watch on your phone, tablet or computer. France v Wales live stream: How to watch from EuropeFrance 2, another free-to-air channel, has the rights to broadcast France v Wales at 9pm in France. In Italy, DMAX is showing the match at 9pm and you can also live stream matches via its online player Dplay.  We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  If you’re in Austria, Germany or Switzerland, you can watch France v Wales at 9pm through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, the game kicks off at 7am on Sunday and is live on beIN Sports 3. Access to beIN Sports’ Connect package is $19.99 a month or $179.99 for a year and also includes lots of European football action. You can also stream beIN Sports’ coverage live and on-demand through Kayo Sports. A basic package is $25 a month and premium is $35 a month – and they are offering a FREE 14-day trial to new customers.Kayo Sports offer LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales will be aiming to claim the Grand Slam in Paris (Getty Images) France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the CanadaSix Nations matches are shown on streaming platform DAZN in Canada.The match will kick off at 3pm EST and 12pm on the West Coast.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from AsiaPremier Sports has the rights to broadcast Six Nations matches, like France v Wales, in Asia and will show matches in 22 territories – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.A weekly pass to Premier Sports Asia is $25.99 or you can take out a rolling six-month contract for $89.99 or a year’s deal is $129.99.Premier Sports Asia subscription Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. France v Wales live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to the game from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 9am on Sunday morning on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 June 2021 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer France v Wales live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to watch the Six Nations from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go.The match kicks off at 10pm on SuperSport Rugby.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from Access, which has the Blitz and Variety 4 channels, to Premium, which includes all 18 sports channels.France v Wales live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Six Nations matches is NBC, with matches streamed on Peacock Premium, which is available for $4.99 a month.France v Wales will kick off at 3pm EST and 12pm on the West Coast.Get Peacock Premium France v Wales live stream: How to watch the Six Nations from anywhereWales are targeting a Six Nations Grand Slam as they travel to Paris this evening, but France can still win the tournament if they defeat Wayne Pivac’s side.Here are the two match-day squads for their meeting at Stade de France this afternoon (kick-off 8pm).France: Brice Dulin; Teddy Thomas, Virimi Vakatawa, Gael Fickou, Damian Penaud; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Romain Taofifenua, Paul Willemse, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon, Gregory Alldritt.Replacements: Camille Chat, Jean-Baptiste Gros, Uini Atonio, Swan Rebbadj, Anthony Jelonch, Baptiste Serin, Romain Ntamack, Arthur Vincent.Wales: Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Jonathan Davies, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Wyn Jones, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones (captain), Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Leon Brown, Cory Hill, James Botham, Tomos Williams, Callum Sheedy, Uilisi Halaholo.Check out our full France v Wales preview and below we explain how to find a reliable live stream wherever you are.How to watch France v Wales from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Six Nations coverage, like France v Wales, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Six Nations live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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West Texas’ ‘Fill the Stocking’ drive hopes to bring holiday…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska By Shireen KorkzanPosted Dec 14, 2020 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis [Episcopal News Service] Amid an unusual Advent season due to COVID-19, more than 600 migrants and asylum-seekers — 300 of which are children as identified by an internal census — sit in rat-infested tent encampments and shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border awaiting approval to enter the United States through one of Texas’ 28 international bridges and border crossings.In an attempt to bring some Christmas cheer to the children detained in Matamoros and Reynosa, Mexico, Texas-based organizations the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas’ Immigration & Refugee Ministries and Team Brownsville, along with Mexico-based Senda de Vida Ministry, are hosting a Llena la Media “Fill the Stocking” donation drive to provide some basic necessities and fun goodies.The goal is to collect and fill at least 400 stockings with small toys, musical instruments, coloring pencils and crayons, socks, headbands, jewelry and toiletries before distributing them on Christmas.Andrea Rudnik, co-founder of Team Brownsville, an interfaith charitable nonprofit based in Brownsville, Texas, located directly across the border from Matamoros, said the Christmas stocking initiative helps to give migrant children a sense of normalcy during the holiday season.“These kids will not go without presents, and we want them to know that Santa hasn’t forgotten about them,” said Rudnik, a lifelong Episcopalian. “There’s always so much excitement among the families even though they live on the margins.”Flor Saldivar, West Texas’ coordinator for Immigration & Refugee Ministries, told ENS that the stocking initiative is one way to help Episcopalians connect to the immigrants and migrants in their communities.“Something as seemingly small as filling stockings for children is a way to love and serve our neighbors, and that’s our calling as Episcopalians,” Saldivar said.Supporting asylum-seekers has become a priority of all the Episcopal dioceses along the border.The West Texas diocese covers 69,000 square miles of central and south Texas, including 500 miles of the 1,254-mile southern border separating Texas and Mexico. It serves migrants detained in Matamoros and Reynosa, across from Brownsville and McAllen, respectively. The diocese, Team Brownsville and Senda de Vida donate basic necessities, including food, clothing, blankets and personal hygiene products, year-round to assist refugees and asylum-seekers detained in those areas while they wait to apply for entry into the United States.Team Brownsville, formed in 2018 in response to the humanitarian crisis affecting migrants and asylum-seekers on both sides of the border, started “Fill the Stocking” in 2019 as a way to help migrant children living in the encampments in Matamoros. This is the first year that Immigration & Refugee Ministries and Senda de Vida Ministry are participating, as well as the first year that stockings will be donated to children also staying in shelters in Reynosa.Unlike last year, when several volunteers could easily cross the border to donate stockings, Rudnik said that only a select few can go this year because of strict COVID-19 protocols. Upwards of 3,000 migrants occupied weather-battered tents in Matamoros earlier this year before the U.S. government responded to the pandemic with travel restrictions and immigration court proceeding suspensions. Less than 700 migrants are currently residing in the encampments, according to a census conducted every two weeks by managers of small stores on-site that distribute goods supplied by nonprofit organizations to migrants.About 56 miles northwest of Matamoros and Brownsville, McAllen, Texas-based nonprofit Acción de Gracia Immigration Assistance provides free and low-cost immigration services to residents in the Rio Grande Valley. Operating in partnership with Grace Episcopal Church in Weslaco, Texas, Acción de Gracia will donate at least 50 filled stockings to children currently residing at Senda de Vida Ministry, a nondenominational Christian organization in Reynosa that provides food and temporary shelter to migrants in need. Families never know how long they can stay at Senda de Vida before having to leave, but according to immigration attorney Kenna Giffin, they typically stay for a couple of weeks.Giffin founded Acción de Gracia in 2017 to raise awareness of the migrants in Reynosa, a border area she says is often ignored or forgotten about.“[The children are] very much in a state of flux right now. … That’s where Acción de Gracia tries to help out,” Giffin said. “It helps the kids if we can get their families processed and settled somewhere so they can get their lives together again and set on a more stable pathway.”Rudnik and Saldivar say that most Americans are unaware of the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and that not all asylum-seekers are coming from Latin America; they include people from all over the world, including but not limited to Haiti, Bangladesh and Angola. Some migrants are seeking economic opportunities while others are fleeing persecution based on religious and political beliefs and sexual identity, violence and organized crime, climate change and other extreme weather events like hurricanes.Rudnik, a retired Brownsville public school teacher, said that children particularly suffer living in uncertain conditions, and her work with Team Brownsville mirrors the work she did as an educator for 30 years.“Children are children, and we need to do whatever we can to give migrant children what they need, whether that’s providing education or food or anything,” she said. “It’s my calling as an educator, as a Christian and as a human being to make sure children get taken care of.”– Shireen Korkzan is a Midwest-based freelance reporter who primarily writes about religion, race, ethnicity and social justice issues. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @smkrm5. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY West Texas’ ‘Fill the Stocking’ drive hopes to bring holiday cheer to migrant children The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Washington, DClast_img read more

Asia Pacific Barbarians vs Saracens – Chartis Cup – Full Match

first_imgMonday Jun 25, 2012 Asia Pacific Barbarians vs Saracens – Chartis Cup – Full Match Watch the Asia Pacific Barbarians take on Saracens in Hong Kong, June 9th 2012ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Full Matches Related Articles 52 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Umaga, Rokocoko, McAlister and… 54 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Lions upset world champion Springboks… 58 WEEKS AGO FULL MATCH: Scotland and Samoa go down to… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects

first_imgphotographs:  Yoshihiro AsadaPhotographs:  Yoshihiro Asada+ 33 Share “COPY” 2014 Year:  Copy Projects Year:  Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSave this projectSaveScape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsSave this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaHouses•Japan Japan Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaText description provided by the architects. The house is located in the tiered-developed residential area on a hill. From the site, the beautiful scenery of the lake can be viewed. The customer requested that the view be fully utilized and that the space be opened while not being bothered by eyes of neighborhood.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornIn this project, versatile spaces that incorporate light and scenery were intended by the windows in order to bring out the best in this house.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanScenery viewed through a window is greatly affected by the size or position of the window.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaIt is therefore essential to consider what should be viewed or not in the scenery framed by the window, instead of being stereotyped to take in the large area of the scenery by providing the largely-opening window.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaThe windows as framings produce comfortable spaces where you can enjoy light and scenery without being annoyed by eyes of neighborhood. The spaces incorporate a table, bench, book shelf, niche, and other furniture items so that you can utilize there to view outside, read books, eat meals, etc., which brings out characteristics of each space and provides its versatility.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaThe space is composed of mortar with a feel of texture, highlighting its presence. At the same time, it provides openness created by the clear and continuous sightline.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaIn addition, the space also serves as an indispensable element that reflects visual changes of light and scenery developed while moving around the room.Save this picture!© Yoshihiro AsadaThe dynamic configuration involving the box-shape volume with rhythmical layout of the windows produces beautiful life scenes where light and scenery are taken in while the eyes of neighborhood are blocked.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessEbisu Town House / Naoya Kawabe Architect & AssociatesSelected ProjectsNew Fordham Law School / Pei Cobb FreedSelected Projects Share 2014 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  137 m² Area:  137 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ArchDaily Houses Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi Kimura ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on October 09, 2014Cite: “Scape House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Architects” 09 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Justice for Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres

first_imgHonduran Indigenous environmental activist Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores (Lenca) received some measure of justice on Nov. 29, when seven men were finally convicted of her murder. Cáceres was killed on March 2, 2016, by agents associated with Desa, a company building Agua Zarca, a hydroelectric dam project. The dam was fiercely opposed by the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to which Cáceres belonged.Though activists had delayed and even successfully relocated the project, Cáceres was assassinated soon after Desa  resumed construction. The Agua Zarca project entailed privatization of natural resources and devastation of surrounding farmland. The project, and resistance to it, is an example of the broader struggles in Honduras since the U.S.-backed 2009 right-wing coup. The coup government authorized energy projects, mines and other megaprojects in rural Indigenous territory without community consultation.At least 49 projects have been destined for Lenca territories, and Cáceres had been a leader in many struggles to stop land grabs for this exploitation. In 2013, COPINH activists blockaded roads leading to the Agua Zarca construction site, despite military forces deployed to evict protesters.Cooperation between military and global capitalOf the seven men convicted in the murder, one was Desa’s security chief, an ex-lieutenant in the military who was affiliated with the Honduran armed forces and who was one of the four who actually did the killing. Both the security chief and one of the other military men were U.S. trained. ( other Desa employees — including the so-called “communities and environment manager” —  were convicted for their role in managing a network of informants and helping with the planning and logistics of the murder.The Honduran state has long been cooperating with Desa’s efforts to repress popular resistance to the dam. In 2013, soldiers fired on peaceful protesters from inside company buildings, ultimately killing another Indigenous leader.The Agua Zarca dam project was financed by FMO, the Dutch government’s “development bank,” and Finnfund, the Finnish “development bank.” These and other funds were invested heavily in Honduras ever since the coup ushered in a government favorable to international capitalism. The close relationship among international finance capital, the Honduran military and local companies keeps wages and costs low and enables a transfer of the “savings” back to Europe and the U.S. as profit. Local oligarchs and foreign bankers get rich, while the working masses are faced with the choice of suffering at home or risking their lives to migrate to the U.S.Lenca people play leading roleJust as Indigenous activists have led the struggle against pipelines in the U.S., the struggle against environmentally destructive megaprojects like mines and hydroelectric plants in Central America has been led primarily by Indigenous organizations.In addition to opposition to projects being built on their traditional lands, the Lenca people have fought for justice for Cáceres and other murdered Indigenous leaders.Laura Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres, has played an important role in attempts to convict her mother’s killers. In her statement to the court she made clear her intention to continue fighting: “We are not passive victims. We will act because Berta Cáceres deserves it, because the Lenca people deserve it, because they keep persecuting us even now, because this criminal structure that killed Berta Cáceres is still active and we will also denounce that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Barcelona, Catalonia: Massive general strike demands ‘Free political prisoners’

first_imgMarinelli writes often for on Catalonia. This article was published Oct. 19 on and translated by John Catalinotto. Some background on the events is included in a Note at the end of the article.Oct. 18 — More than a half-million people overflowed the streets of Barcelona today, as five columns of marchers who had left from different points inside the Catalonian region [in eastern Spain] two days ago converged on the city. The marchers demanded the release of nine regional political leaders, who were found guilty of sedition and sentenced this week to between 9 and 13 years in prison for having organized an independence referendum two years ago. ( enormous number of picketers on roads, highways, avenues, trains and subways accompanied today’s mobilization, which also demanded Catalonia’s independence from Spain. These picketers aimed to ensure compliance with a strike, which two smaller pro-independence trade unions (Intersindical-CSC and IAC-CATAC) called, attracting significant sectors of workers.This widespread network of picket lines was coordinated by the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR), an organization that operates through assemblies in different neighborhoods. The left-wing political tendency Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) has a major political influence in the CDR. Today the press reports that the CDR organized its own column that brought more than 10,000 people to Barcelona.The scope of the strikeData from the two employers’ associations of Catalonia’s small and medium-size companies show that the strike shut down more than 40 percent of the companies in these associations. According to official sources, the strike was also felt strongly in commerce (between 60 and 80 percent compliance); in education, where activity was paralyzed at all levels and tens of thousands of students mobilized; and in public administration and transport, where the strike call was followed to the extent allowed by Spanish laws that force workers to “guarantee minimum services.” These repressive rules apply to all public services.The supermarket and gas station sector announced the closure of all its establishments. Dockers in Barcelona’s seaport supported the strike, which was strong there. Catalonia’s largest company, the automaker SEAT, had closed its plant, in which 3,500 cars are produced per day, because of “the difficulties that workers will have reaching the plant.”Traditional union leadership sides with ‘order’The strike’s repercussions take on a greater dimension because the leadership of the two central labor confederations — the pro-Socialist Party (UGT) and the Workers Commissions (CCOO), led by the Communist Party — did not support the action, a sign these union officials align with the parties of Spanish “order.”The Councillor of the Department of Labor of Catalonia, Chakir El Homrani, stressed that “many other people, because of their work or personal situation, have not gone to work but have not registered their strike,” given “the pressure of precarious work.” The media point out that, in the massive columns that marched toward Barcelona, “the demonstrators’ chant spread of ‘Strike, strike, general strike!’ which repeatedly merged into shouts of ‘Independence!’” (La Vanguardia, Barcelona, Oct. 18)Raising these same popular demands, 60,000 people mobilized and marched  Oct. 18 in Catalonia’s second largest city, Girona, showing the strength of the strike.Solidarity spreadsThe other important political fact is that faced with the harshness of the official repression and the appearance of hostile pro-fascist elements, which have gone to demonstrations and have attacked people who are pro-independence, a movement of solidarity with the Catalan people has begun to appear in different cities in Spain.An Oct. 18 mobilization in Madrid was joined by others in different Spanish cities, such as in Bilbao, in the Basque Country. And in the city of Oviedo, that same night, at the presentation of the Princess of Asturias literature prizes, a ceremony attended by kings, there was a mobilization in the street that expressed support for the Catalan struggle.An interesting fact is that the “Classic” Barcelona-Real Madrid soccer match has been suspended (it is usually watched by millions of people around the world) for fear that it would turn into a massive rally for sovereignty and for freeing the political prisoners.Political crisisThe picture of rebellion unleashed in Catalonia has put the Spanish central government in check and has triggered a crisis within the Catalan independence parties. A few days before the new general elections (set for Nov. 10), the Socialist Party (PSOE), which has not been able to form a government for months, is trying to avoid an intervention in Catalonia. Such an action could generate a greater crisis that could spread beyond the Catalonian region.  Opponents from the right (Popular Party, Citizens, Vox) question the government’s tepid reaction in the face of the popular rebellion and call for a “strong hand” and immediate intervention in Catalonia, in what also appears as a way of reducing votes for the PSOE candidate in the next elections. The PP spokesperson in Barcelona has described the strike as an “attempt at a rude and useless coup” and the leader of Citizens, Albert Rivera, as “general sabotage.” (La Vanguardia, Oct. 18)Independence movement dividedIn Catalonia, the independence front has been broken in the face of the elemental mass force that has captured the rebellion. The Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), which forms part of the bloc, is calling for the resignation of Catalonian Prime Minister Quim Torra and calling for elections to “achieve a government that tackles the economic crisis and thus build a negotiating scenario” (with the central government). And the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), one of the organizers of today’s marches and part of the coalition of the sovereign bourgeois parties, demands the resignation of the head of the Catalan government’s Interior Councillor, accusing him of not controlling the police repression carried out by the Mossos [Catalonian police].In this unstable situation, the center-left Podemos (We can), the third political force and potential partner of the Socialist Party to form a government (which has already divided), asked the pro-independence supporters to abide by the ruling and the government to negotiate. But the mayor of Barcelona, in the same party, played it safe and warmly greeted the pro-independence mobilizations. This is opportunism preparing for a crisis.Together with this debacle, which has produced a dislocation of all political parties, the rebellion is taking place in the midst of an enormous economic crisis throughout Europe and Spain in particular — which includes in Catalonia itself.For that reason, the Spanish bourgeoisie and its political and judicial apparatus harshly punished the attempt at independence, which would further undermine the state. At the same time, it seeks to strike at all manifestations of independence and workers’ and people’s struggle throughout Spanish territory. PerspectivesAfter today’s mobilization and strike, the sectors linked to the Catalan bourgeoisie have decreed a pause in the struggle, but the resistance seems far from being brought under control. The most active sector of the CDRs has called for an indefinite encampment in the center of Barcelona.The enormous wave of these days, which included the working and student youth in a prominent position, indicates that the crisis will be ongoing. The Catalan rebellion has triggered a process that puts on the agenda the unity of the workers of the entire Spanish state for their demands and against the capitalist, monarchical regime.Faced with threats of the application of the national security law and of a new intervention, we [] defend the right to self-determination of the Catalan people, including their independence, within the framework of a federation of socialist republics.Note: Spain is a multinational country ruled from Madrid by a parliamentary monarchy since 1978, with significant movements for national self-determination in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Galicia. The dominant parties in the national parliament are the right-wing Popular Party and the centrist Socialist Party, which have alternated running the central government since 1978. Recently they have lost their predominant position and depend on alliances, with the PSOE, with Podemos and the PP with the Citizen’s Party. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

French workers resist COVID-19 layoffs

first_imgSome big companies with major operations in France have been using the impact of COVIC-19 on their business as an excuse to lay off thousands of workers, even though they have received major subsidies to maintain payrolls.Lead banner translation: No layoffsOn July 8, the three unions representing workers at the Airbus facility near Toulouse — France’s Silicon Valley — called for a march from the Airbus facility to the local airport and back. An estimated 6,000 to 9,000 workers showed up for the march to the airport, where they occupied a runway, forcing some flights to divert.  Airbus is a pan-European company and the main competitor of Boeing in the multibillion-dollar aeronautics market. It is planning to lay off 5,000 workers in France by the middle of 2021.The layoffs at Airbus will have a ripple effect on the whole economy in the region.  Workers at subcontractors, such as parts suppliers as well as service companies, will be devastated. Airbus order sheets are filled for the next 10 years, but 40% of the airlines, which are its direct customers, have postponed taking delivery of new planes. (FranceTVinfo, July 13)The Finnish company Nokia, which supplies much of the telecommunications equipment in the European Union, has a major operation in France. It is threatening to lay off thousands of its employees. In response, the unions representing workers at a research center in the French region of Brittany leased a train to Paris, filled it and marched to the sound of bagpipes from the Paris train station to the Invalides, headquarters of France’s military. Many of the signs read, “Hired in March, let go in June.”At the Invalides they listened to speeches from Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the French Communist Party, and Eric Coquerel, a deputy from another left party called La France Insoumise, as well as other political figures. Then they marched back through Paris to the train station, again to the sound of bagpipes.A lot of union agitation is also happening at Sanofi, a major transnational pharmaceutical and vaccine company based in France. Attacks on bus driversSocial tensions, exacerbated by public health measures required to combat the coronavirus plague, have led to increasing attacks on public service workers.  On July 5, in Bayonne, a small city in southwestern France, Philippe Monguillot, a bus driver who asked two passengers to put on masks now required on French mass transportation, was subject to a shockingly brutal attack.The passengers grew so angry at this request that they pulled Monguillot off the bus, beat and kicked him in front of the other passengers and then fled before the cops came. He later died of his injuries.On July 8, his family led a march of 6,000 people, dressed in white, from the bus stop where the attack had taken place to the police station investigating the crime. Bayonne is a city of 50,000 people. Buses in many French cities, including Bordeaux, Rennes, Nantes, Strasbourg and Mulhouse, stopped for a minute of silence when the march took off.The minister of the interior, who is in charge of all the cops in France, and the minister of transportation came to a workers’ meeting at the bus yard where Monguillot worked and pledged justice would be done.One of Monguillot’s colleagues, with tears in his eyes, told a FranceTV2 reporter that the driver “was a tiger in opposing injustice.” The workers are demanding the state provide more security to prevent future attacks.France is not the only country where public service workers who request that people wear masks are being attacked. On July 5, in Brooklyn, N.Y.,  bus driver Anthony Reid, who is Black, was assaulted and suffered an eye injury after he asked a passenger to put on a mask.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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