Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgCapital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Capital Hotels Plc (CHOTEL.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileCapital Hotels Plc owns and operates the Sheraton Abuja Hotel in Nigeria which includes quality accommodation, restaurants, apartments for letting, recreational facilities, a night club and a business/conference centre. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel opened in 1990 and has gained international repute as a premier hotel operation in Abuja in Nigeria. The hotel is geared for tourists and business people offering a wide range of facilities and services. The Sheraton Abuja Hotel boasts quality air-conditioned accommodation, a selection of excellent restaurants, an outdoor pool, tennis court and fitness centre, a business lounge, conference and meeting facilities, banquet halls and a popular night club. Capital Hotels Plc operates out of the hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Capital Hotels Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s why I’m bullish on Argo Blockchain shares

first_img See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 24th February, 2021 | More on: ARB Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares and cryptocurrencies mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Bitcoin. 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 Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) shares have been falling recently. But the stock has grabbed the attention of many investors, myself included. As a long-term investor, I’d buy the stock — but there are risks. The story so farIn a nutshell, Argo Blockchain is a cryptocurrency miner. In fact, it’s one of the first of its kind to list on the London Stock Exchange. I reckon this is one of the reasons why the stock has risen so quickly. It’s an indirect way to access cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, the most popular one.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…I should stress that Argo Blockchain shares are linked to the price of Bitcoin. The higher the price of the cryptocurrency, the more the company mines the digital asset, thereby boosting the share price. It also works the other way. So if Bitcoin falls, then the stock would likely fall too.The cryptocurrency boomCryptocurrencies have made a comeback, especially during the coronavirus crisis. Buy why? Well, I think a seismic change is happening in sentiment towards these digital assets. I reckon many investors are starting to view cryptocurrencies as a portfolio diversifier and alternative asset.Large institutions are latching onto the cryptocurrency trend. At the beginning of this month, Elon Musk’s Tesla purchased $1.5bn of Bitcoin. Other companies have started to buy cryptocurrencies as well. To me, this highlights a wider acceptance of the digital asset. In time, I expect more institutions to be buying cryptocurrencies as a diversifier.RisksThe UK financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has warned against cryptocurrencies. It has stressed that consumers should be prepared to lose all their money if they invest in digital currencies like Bitcoin.Cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile, and I’d expect Argo Blockchain shares to exhibit this trait too. This means that I’m only prepared to purchase an amount I can afford to lose.What’s Argo Blockchain doing now?A lot has been happening at the company. January was a great month for Argo Blockchain in terms of mining and profitability.At the beginning of February, the firm announced that it had made a investment in a digital asset company. I like the fact that it’s diversifying its future revenue streams by buying stakes in early stake cryptocurrency companies. It has also entered into an agreement to acquire land in Texas, US, to build a mining facility in the next 12 months. Argo Blockchain is using its shares to pay for the land. But it’s taking a $100m credit facility to fund the mining facility project. To me, this is a bold move and one that highlights the company is bullish on the future of cryptocurrencies.If that wasn’t enough, Argo Blockchain announced a few days ago an agreement with ePIC Blockchain Technologies to supply it with state-of-the-art mining machinery.The company believes that to be a big cryptocurrency player, its infrastructure will need to be scaled up to handle large mining. This means higher costs, which could impact profitability and thereby the share price.As a long-term investor, I recognise there needs to be a period of capital expenditure and it won’t be smooth sailing. But I think the company is taking the right steps. Hence I’d buy Argo Blockchain shares in my diversified portfolio. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Here’s why I’m bullish on Argo Blockchain shareslast_img read more

Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi

first_img Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Africa, 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Tampa, FL Press Release Service Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA People Associate Rector Columbus, GA Martin Nyaboho elected as next Archbishop of Burundi By Gavin DrakePosted Jun 23, 2016 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Anglican Communion, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The archbishop-elect of Burundi, the Rt. Rev. Martin Blaise NyabohoPhoto: Anglican Church of Burundi[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Makamba Martin Blaise Nyaboho has been elected as the fourth archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church of Burundi. When he is installed on Aug. 21, Nyaboho will succeed Archbishop Bernard Ntahoturi, who has led the church since 2005.The 61-year-old bishop, a former member of the Anglican Consultative Council (2005 to 2009), was baptized in 1965 and confirmed in July 1969. He was ordained a deacon in 1985 and a priest four years later. He was consecrated in 1997, becoming the first bishop of Makamba.His theological education began at the Mweya Bible Institute and Matana Theological School in Burundi and continued at the Kenya Highlands Bible College (now known as the Kenya Highlands Evangelical University) and the Asbury University College in Wilmore, Kentucky, in the U.S. He has also studied at the Haggai Institute Leadership Training in Singapore and the Panzi Development Training Centre in what was Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo).Before becoming a bishop, Nyaboho served in a variety of roles, including as a teacher at Matana Bible School, and as a Christian literature and Bible translator for Scripture Union and the Bible Society.He has participated in a number of local and international conferences on social transformation, leadership, peace-building and reconciliation, and on sustainability of the Anglican Church.He has contributed to good governance in Burundi serving as vice president and then president of the Provincial Electoral Independent Commission for the national elections in 2010 and 2015.Nyaboho and his wife Emilienne have eight children: six girls and two boys.Ntahoturi said: “The Province of the Anglican Church of Burundi appreciates all the prayers and support from partners, friends and family.” Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector Albany, NY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR last_img read more

WCC calls for just peace and an end to impunity…

first_img Vicki Gray says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Joe Prasad says: Comments (6) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Israel-Palestine Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 mike geibel says: Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books May 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm I agree wholeheartedly with the thrust of this statement precipitated by Monday’s massacre, but would reorder the final sentence. We must seek, in their proper order, justice, reconciliation, and peace. Only after the first two goals have been achieved can there be true peace, not the silence of despair that again shrouds Gaza, but the positive peace of Shalom that rests on justice and shared abundance. May 17, 2018 at 2:00 am “The protesters are exercising their civil rights to express their objection and despair at the current situation for them as Palestinian people” The problem is reporting by both sides is untrustworthy. I read reports that.Protesters threw pipe bombs and other explosives at Israeli soldiers. The statement is clearly anti-Israel and assumes a failed peace strategy is the only solution–“some Christians are thanking God for a decision that is so blatantly against international law and policy, so much undermining the peace process based on a common international understanding.” This condemnation of Christians who support Israel is insulting.‘The issue of Jerusalem has not been ‘taken off the table’, but remains one of the most difficult issues on the table for peace negotiations, made even more volatile by the U.S. action.” Condemnation of the U.S. will not foster peace negotiations.”I don’t pretend to know or understand any grand strategy for peace in the Middle East or even whether peace is achievable. It surely does not appear that the “two-State” concept and that political declarations or denouncements of Israelis or the U.S will do anything but cause more violence and loss of life. By taking sides on a political dispute, the church leaders only embolden Hamas.The President’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Jewish State’s capitol is only controversial because the world has been pretending that Jerusalem is not the capitol of Israel for decades. The U.S. recognized Jerusalem as the Capitol of Israel in 1995, twenty-three years ago. The failure to move the U.S. Embassy there was based upon the illusion that peace between Palestinians and Israel requires that Jerusalem be an international city and cannot be the capital of one country or people. Neither Palestinians nor Israelis ever adopted this “international city” fantasy promoted by the outside world.The symbolic move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem signals that the U.S. government will not endorse any insistence that Israel must move its seat of government elsewhere. Both Palestinians and Israelis live in the city and have deep historic and religious ties there. The western side of the city is home to Jewish Israelis and is the site of Israel’s government. The western side must remain exclusively with Israel in any peace talks because short of forced removal by a conquering army, this is non-negotiable. The Trump administration has merely recognized this as an immutable fact.The eastern side of Jerusalem, including key Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, has been under the protection and stabilizing control of Israeli Security Forces since 1967. Palestinians consider the eastern side of Jerusalem as their historical and de-facto capitol. But rather than negotiate this point with the Israelis, the Palestinians have continued to insist on what Israelis will never agree to—the removal of all Jews from the entire City. Adding to the impasse, Hamas’s official doctrine is the complete removal, annihilation or enslavement of all Jews, all the way to the Mediterranean Sea. The Palestinian declared goal of the destruction of Israel is not achievable. We are witness to a shifting tide, which includes the recent losses suffered by ISIS, the decline of al-Qaeda, the death of Osama Bin Laden, the recent capture of five ISIS leaders, the execution of strongman Sadam Hussein, and the development of closer ties between the U.S. and moderate Arab nations (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, etc.) against the real threat to peace—the Shia State of Iran. The changes in the political landscape of the Middle East have put Palestinians at odds with the moderate Sunni nations of Saudi Arabia and Jordan, who see Israeli military might as an important asset and deterrent to the bigger threat in the region—Iran. This leaves a situation where the actual borders of Jerusalem are still subject to negotiation, and Palestinians have not been told by Israel or by the U.S. that they cannot have a part of Jerusalem for their capitol either as part of a two-state negotiated peace, or as part of some other negotiated peace providing full citizenship to Palestinians. May 18, 2018 at 9:23 am Now the World Council of Churches is piling on Israel. No matter that Hamas has revealed that the demonstrations were intended to be violent. What were children doing at the wall unless they were expendable? A “just peace” is not part of the Palestinian vocabulary. Nor is the survival of the World Council of Churches in their Islamic world. My sense is that the world would be better off without Hamas and the World Council of Churches. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH PJ Cabbiness says: Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Rector Tampa, FL Caroline Stevenson says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Comments are closed. 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 Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [World Council of Churches] World Council of Churches General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned use of excessive violence by Israeli forces against civilian protestors in Gaza during last week in which many have lost their lives or lost their loved ones, and is particularly worried that some Christians are celebrating the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as a gift from God, despite the disruptively provocative nature of this move.The military responses to the demonstrations in Gaza have resulted in the deaths of many people – including several children – and injuries to thousands, and the numbers are still growing. This violence and bloodshed must be condemned by the international community and must be subject to international investigation. The situation calls for a deeper understanding that lies behind these events.The protesters are exercising their civil rights to express their objection and despair at the current situation for them as Palestinian people. The “naqba”, the catastrophe their families experienced 70 years ago, continues to cause unresolved dispossession and suffering for many Palestinians – particularly for the people of Gaza. That unarmed civilians – including children – are shot at with live ammunition, even killed, and many injured – cannot be defended legally or morally as an expression of “the right to self-defense of a state”. This must be seen as an unacceptable use of violence against people that Israel rather has a duty to respect and protect.Jerusalem is a shared Holy City of the three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the Holy Land, a comprehensive and sustainable peace must be based upon a two-state solution along internationally recognized borders.The protest is against the unilateral U.S. decision to move its embassy to the “undivided Jerusalem.” That action is against all relevant U.N. resolutions, and it has created a serious obstacle to any peaceful and just solution. The issue of Jerusalem has not been ‘taken off the table’, but remains one of the most difficult issues on the table for peace negotiations, made even more volatile by the U.S. action.Protests on May 14 coincided with the official transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. Protests on May 15 were marking the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the naqba, or “catastrophe,” when hundreds of thousands of people were uprooted during Israel’s creation in 1948.The World Council of Churches has consistently affirmed the long-held understanding that the status of the city of Jerusalem – which is of profound significance to and beloved of three faiths and two peoples – must be resolved through peaceful negotiations.At a time such as this all actors – and particularly the powerful state of Israel and foreign states – must strive for a just peace, act with utmost respect for the sanctity of life and exercise restraint from all forms of violence, which will further escalate the ongoing tensions.It is a very serious situation for the churches locally – and globally – that some Christians are thanking God for a decision that is so blatantly against international law and policy, so much undermining the peace process based on a common international understanding of the rights of both peoples to share Jerusalem as their capital, and so provocative to the occupied and oppressed people of Palestine. This should concern all who understand their religious faith as compelling them to work for reconciliation and peace.It is deeply saddening that previous cautions that any unilateral decision about the future of Jerusalem would undermine the peace efforts in the Holy Land have gone unheeded, directly contributing to the current violence. This clearly could have been avoided. Further, we are deeply concerned about the repercussions that relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem will have on finding a lasting solution to the situation in the Holy Land.We urge the international community to accelerate all efforts toward a just and viable solution which respects the aspirations of all the people living in the Holy Land in line with international conventions and resolutions. Even as the threat of an increasing spiral of violence looms large, we join our member churches in hope and prayer that efforts toward peace will overcome the present tragic violence and lead to a time when “swords shall be beaten to plowshares and spears into pruning hooks.”The WCC expresses its solidarity with its member churches in the Holy Land, and will continue to accompany them in their work for reconciliation, justice and peace. WCC calls for just peace and an end to impunity in the Holy Land May 17, 2018 at 12:04 am PJ – what the facts that are being wrongly reported by the WCC? Will help me in understanding the Episcopal position. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA May 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm The WCC continues to misreport the facts regarding this issue while continuing to be a consistent source of anti Semitic propaganda. Shame on them. I respectfully request that the rank and file members of our Episcopal denomination take a stand against the ever increasing anti Semitic drift of our leadership. Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted May 16, 2018 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Washington, DC Ecumenical & Interreligious, May 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm Grief is what I feel for the suffering of those living under occupation. The Palestinian people are our fellow human beings who are subject to the whims of outside forces. Their movements are restricted, their land is being appropriated and the freedom to seek employment outside of walls built to contain them are limited and very difficult to access. Pray and work for a just peace. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR william dailey says: Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

Bath and Gloucester get to know one another in mass brawl at the Rec

first_imgMonday Feb 20, 2012 Bath and Gloucester get to know one another in mass brawl at the Rec Gloucester beat Bath 14-11 in muddy conditions in what was a typically fiesty West Country Aviva Premiership derby at the Rec on Saturday. The tone was set early on, with two players being sent to the sin-bin to cool off after a mass brawl erupted. Young replacement flyhalf Ryan Mills kicked the winning penalty late in the game as Gloucester picked up an away win over their rivals. Played in rain and mud from the onset, this was always going to be an old school battle up front and that’s exactly how it started out, with the big guys sparking things off, then the rest of the players joining in.Gloucester’s lock Jim Hamilton and Bath’s lock Ryan Caldwell appeared to exchange words after the scrum, possibly about something that happened there that can’t be seen on camera. It resulted in Caldwell and his locking partner unleashing on Hamilton, and it went downhill from there.Punches were thrown from more than a handful of players, although it was difficult to see how many actually landed. In the end referee Wayne Barnes and his assistants agreed that yellow carding just Hamilton and Caldwell was the best way to deal with the altercation.On the way to the sideline it looked as though it could kick-off again, but common sense prevailed. Off the ball niggles continued throughout the game though, but this was biggest of them. Check out the related posts below the video for more mass brawls from the archiveADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 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

Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar

first_img Houses 2003 Projects Iceland Photographs:  Rafael PinhoText description provided by the architects. Located in Þingvellir National Park, the summerhouse sits in between the largest natural lake of Iceland, Þingvallavatn and the Almannagjá canyon formed by the continental drift between the North American and Eurasian plates. Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoThe Þingvellir National Park was created not only to protect its natural wonders but it is as well an important historical site, where most of the Icelandic historical events took place. Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoHidden by a cluster of pine trees the house is out of sight from the thousands of park visitors and has minimum interference to the delicate nature. The 90m2 wood construction hovers over the irregular landscape and touches the ground in few points. The cladding is a combination of wooden plates and corrugated metal. The dining room shares with the kitchen the same space. The living room is adjacent to it and part of it can be converted in to an extra sleeping room. The wooden deck created around the house carefully seeks for the best lake views in between the trees.Save this picture!© Rafael PinhoProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Photographers: Joao MorgadoArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share Area:  90 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rafael Pinho+ 16 Share CopyAbout this officePK ArkitektarOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesSelfossIcelandPublished on November 16, 2010Cite: “Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar” 16 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogHandshowerhansgroheHand ShowersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP VersoCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemMetal PanelsTrimoModular Metal Wall – Qbiss OneConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Gun Metal Grey with Arconic Tectur-Al™GlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationBeams / PillarsBlumer LehmannTimber Construction in Cambridge MosquePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – 9Cento MosaicTiles / Mosaic / GresiteRakoFloor and Wall Tiles – Serie PiazzettaMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88978/munkasteinn-pk-arkitektar Clipboard Architects: PK Arkitektar Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Munkasteinn / PK ArkitektarSave this projectSaveMunkasteinn / PK Arkitektar Munkasteinn / PK Arkitektar ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Selfoss, Iceland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/88978/munkasteinn-pk-arkitektar Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Obidos House / FCC Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Architects: FCC Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 78Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Obidos House / FCC Arquitectura Lead Architect: 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914418/obidos-house-fcc-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Óbidos, Portugal Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” Year: center_img Photographs Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareDesign Team:Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro, Sérgio Silva, Luís Vieira, Diana TeixeiraClientes:Simétrica Diferença S.AEngenharia:Génie – Engenharia e Construção Lda, IDES LdaCity:ÓbidosCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The project’s starting point was a group of existing buildings, whose interiors were in an advanced state of degradation, in some cases even in ruins. These buildings were united so as to create a new dwelling. The project aimed to change the buildings’ exterior appearance as much as possible, while conserving and recovering the exterior walls. The interiors were redesigned according to the requirements of contemporary dwellings. The intention was to regenerate without being misrepresented, requalifying spaces that were “dead”, and integrating them with new spaces.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe dialogue between old and the new elements was prioritised, acknowledging differences between them, safeguarding and valuing the identity of the existing construction. The entrance at the ground level is by the southern end. Here the existing walls and roofless top were maintained, which began functioning as a pergola over the parking space.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe northern extension is where the house is essentially developed. Two existing volumes are united through a space made up of metal structure and glass, which will act as as entrance and distribution zone. A volume is created for the intimate areas of the house (five suites). This volume will be half-buried, opening to the west, from where you can enjoy magnificent views towards the Óbidos Lagoon. The landscaped roof can serve as an extension of the exterior outdoor leisure area, accessed through spiral staircases that connect to the surrounding area of the pool. The garden cover reduces the impact of the built volume, visually resembling a garden, and fosters energy sustainability.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessAnne Taylor on How Design Education Can Transform Our SchoolsArticlesBird’s-eye BarcelonaArticles Share Obidos House / FCC ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveObidos House / FCC Arquitectura Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Geberit, CIN, CS Telhas, Cielo, Cortizo, MCMURTA, Adobe, Max Fine, Moi, Pavimento Cerâmico, Stone Depot CopyAbout this officeFCC ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationHouseÓbidosPortugalPublished on April 07, 2019Cite: “Obidos House / FCC Arquitectura” [Casa Óbidos / FCC Arquitectura] 07 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?奥比多斯之屋 / FCC Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Fernando Coelho, Ana Loureiro ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/914418/obidos-house-fcc-arquitectura Clipboard Area:  453 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Portugallast_img read more

BBC Children in Need raises £120,847 online

Visit BBC Children in Need to see them report back on results. The final figure quoted for online income is now £145,356. Howard Lake | 18 November 2000 | News  16 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BBC Children in Need raised £120,847 in online credit card donations last night. It is not clear if this figure includes the Gift Aid tax reclaim on donations. The figure is similar to that of the past two years, which UK Fundraising has covered. In other words, the online fundraising income has stayed rather static: in 1998 they raised £126,081online, £101,943 in 1999, and £132,014 in 2000.BBC Children in Need raised £120,847 in online credit card donations last night. It is not clear if this figure includes the Gift Aid tax reclaim on donations. The figure is similar to that of the past two years, which UK Fundraising has covered. In other words, the online fundraising income has stayed rather static: in 1998 they raised £126,081online, £101,943 in 1999, and £132,014 in 2000.Secure server facilities for the online donation pages were once again provided by charity Internet Service Provider Care4Free. Kelvin Trott, Managing Director of Care4free said: “Following the success of the appeal for BBC Children in Need through Care4free.net last year, we are pleased to be able to offer the service to such a worthwhile cause again this year. With a massive rise of web useage predicted, we hope this crucial revenue stream will be bolstered throughout 2000-2001.” Advertisement BBC Children in Need raises £120,847 online About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Refugees flee Central America

first_imgThe mass exodus of workers from Central America making its way into the U.S. is described in the media as a “migrant caravan.”But the workers fleeing their homeland in record, unprecedented numbers right now are refugees, not migrants.According to the United Nations, a refugee is defined as “someone who has been forced to flee (their) country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution. … Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and … violence are leading causes.”According to the Oct. 23 Daily Beast, in early October a pro-migrant radio activist in Honduras, Bartolo Fuentes, heard that small groups throughout the country were organizing among themselves to leave.He told the Daily Beast that he “had helped repatriate the bodies of many migrants who died in the journey al Norte” and wanted to make sure this time people would be safer.“No one expected this human avalanche,” he told the Beast. The word went out, though it later proved to be wrong, that someone would foot the bill for food and travel and that people would not have to pay the usual $7,000 for a smuggler.As masses of people began to gather, from 2,000 to 3,000, the caravan grew to about 10,000 as more and more Hondurans came together. They were then surprisingly joined by thousands of Guatemalans and Salvadorans.While activist caravans are common in this area, no one had ever seen anything like this.In their own wordsThe sight of this mass exodus tears at the heart strings.The wave of humanity risking everything, trekking in scorching heat and dangerous terrain, feet aching beyond words, with children sick and crying, women and LGBTQ folks fearing rape, everyone was uncertain if the journey would be made.It is 1,442 miles from Honduras to Texas.Workers are attempting to walk it all the way. And not just from Honduras, but from just about every nation in Central America.Why do they do it? Why take those incredibly dangerous risks?Why does a mother risk what one Mexican volunteer reported? In one of the worst cases his colleagues had seen, a baby was so badly burned by the tropical heat that the child had to be hospitalized in southern Mexico.Why? Because the mother had no other options.A statement issued by a Central American farmer organization, titled “Via Campesina Centro América,” declared that Honduras has “hit rock bottom.”Delegates from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras met on Oct. 23-24 in Honduras and declared in a joint statement, “Beyond the Border,” that it is “capitalism that has caused this human migration.”They stated that the situation in Honduras has become a “humanitarian, economic, social and political crisis” as a result of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Along with the multinational corporations, the IMF and the World Bank provoke “extreme poverty, galloping national insecurity, no access to land, criminalization of social movements, massive political instability.”The fraudulent government of President Juan Orlando Hernández has brought Honduras “from democracy to barbarity.”This situation is a direct result of U.S. imperialism, which not only assured the illegal election of Hernández in 2009 but also has a history of decades of bloody intervention in the region.UNICEF reports that about 2,300 children are on the caravan. Parents are forced to flee with their children because of this terrible instability. This includes the novel phenomena called “sacked,” which the Oct. 21 Al Jazeera says has become part of the national vocabulary today.“Sacked” is the heinous act, carried out by state-supported thugs, of dismembering corpses and stuffing them in sacks, leaving them on the roads and highways. Men and women, including transpeople, are all killed in this manner.One woman told Al Jazeera that she was forced to flee because gangs, which the government allows to operate with impunity, threatened her and her daughter.“They do not forgive,” she said. When the gangs began to aggressively extort them for money, and threatened to kill her daughter if she did not pay, she had no choice but to leave.There is no social contract protecting workers. There is only profit, privatization and unemployment. More and more people are getting hungrier and hungrier by the day. There is no work, no food.More than 80 percent of Hondurans make less than the minimum wage; about 6 out of 10 Hondurans live in extreme poverty. Privatization of utilities such as electricity has meant skyrocketing costs. Electricity is being shut off in record numbers.Human Rights Watch says that “impunity for crime and human rights abuses is the norm” in Honduras. The watchdog group Global Witness concluded: “Honduras is the deadliest country in the world for environmental activists.”Even the conservative Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said Honduras is a country where “corruption is the operating system” and “repression is carefully targeted for maximum psychological effect.” (Vice, Oct. 26)As the government lives high on the hog and benefits from the chaos, more and more Hondurans have to flee.Activist Dunia Montoya told the Oct. 23 Daily Beast: “In Honduras 300 people leave every day. What frightens the world is the accumulation of a week or two of people that concentrated together, but we have been living in a humanitarian crisis since long ago.”Honduras is collapsing under the weight of Washington’s policies.Washington responds with threats, violencePresident Donald Trump’s response from the get-go to the many caravans trying to come to the U.S. has been to appeal to his white supremacist, anti-immigrant base. He has decried the caravan as full of criminals, terrorists and “Middle Easterners,” in usual racist fearmongering.He announced on Oct. 29 that he would be sending 5,000 troops to the border to prevent Central Americans from coming in. He wants to initiate a ban that was described by Human Rights First as amounting to a “Latino Ban.”In reality it is a ban against all Black and Brown folks.The Mexican government, a puppet of imperialism, has turned the guns on the caravan. Mexican troops killed a young Honduran man on Oct. 28.Solidarity, on the other hand, is also very visible, as many Mexican senators have pledged a day’s pay to the caravan. Mexicans, poor themselves, are gathering food, clothes and money to help the caravan — with all their love and solidarity.As the human exodus crossed from Guatemala to Mexico, supporters hung a banner over a bridge that read: “Your hearts are brave, don’t give up.”And they won’t.The movement in the U.S. is pledging to meet the caravan at the border and organize to demand asylum for each and every person.It is a human right to flee oppression, and it will be defended — especially when that oppression is made in Washington.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How COVID-19 reveals inequalities in the U.S. economy

first_imgThe Trump administration has admitted it has no plan to get COVID-19 under control. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told CNN Oct. 25 that “We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.”This a very risky strategy, given that the vaccines and therapeutics don’t yet exist. What Meadows is really saying is more workers will be risking their lives as they are forced back to work to make ends meet, and the government will do nothing to help them. The workers facing the greatest challenge are those who started with the lowest wages and those who face systemic oppression. That’s what the statistics reveal.Workers in the U.S. have faced unemployment rates as high as 14.9% in 2020. In September it was 8.9% for all workers — and those rates omit underemployed and discouraged workers.If you look at unemployment rates for workers of color, as reported by the Current Population Survey, the inequalities jump out: 7.2% for white workers, Latinx workers 11.2%, Black workers 13.2% — almost double the rate for white workers. For all women, the unemployment rate is higher than for men.A large percentage of Black and Latinx women are concentrated in service and retail jobs and have been hit especially hard. Under the pressures of e-commerce and the pandemic, nearly a million retail workers have lost their jobs, which were low-paying to begin with. Even when restaurants and stores are open, customers stay away out of fear of becoming infected. This creates additional hardship for workers dependent on tips or sales commission.The lowest-paid workers — with little to no emergency savings — now face the highest unemployment. The number of jobs for workers who were making less than $14 an hour has dropped by 20% since January. The number of jobs paying between $14 and $20 an hour has fallen by almost as much — 16%, while the number of jobs for workers making $32 or more per hour has increased by 2%.  (Current Population Survey)Bosses get richer, workers get sickWhile workers are suffering under the lash of unemployment and being forced to take dangerous, low-paid jobs to survive, the rich are getting richer. Google’s third quarter revenue amounted to $46.02 billion, up from $37.99 billion in the preceding quarter. Amazon reported revenue for its third fiscal quarter of 2020 up 37% from 2019, to $96.1 billion.One area of retail still operating at full capacity is grocery stores, including the Amazon-owned Whole Foods. While their owners are raking in billions in profits, grocery workers still face deadly risks every day — even though the bosses cut off their “hazard bonus” pay.Workers at a Brattleboro, Vt., supermarket walked out June 29 to protest the company’s cancellation of hazard pay related to the COVID pandemic.According to the Washington Post (Aug. 12), “At least 130 U.S. grocery workers have died, and more than 8,200 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since late March.” Hazard pay or no hazard pay, given the current high unemployment rates, workers are willing to take the jobs.The big bosses — who know how desperate workers are to put food on the table for their families and keep a roof over their heads — pile on the work, cut hours and force workers to deal with customers without masks who won’t heed social distancing. Some workers are so disgusted at their treatment that they quit mid-shift. But others are so desperate that they come to work sick.U.S. statistics compared with China’sThe Commerce Department reported that the U.S. output of goods and services, Gross Domestic Product, fell off the cliff in the second quarter (April, May, June).  It declined by 9.5%, about $450 billion. This was the biggest percentage decline since 1875. This followed a first quarter decline.Even after the U.S. GDP grew by 7% in the third quarter, aided by the March stimulus package, the U.S. economy has declined by 3.5% since the beginning of January.Compare this to China’s growth rate of 1.9% according to the World Bank. China, which has had 4,746 deaths from 91,921 COVID-19 cases according to WHO, has managed to control the pandemic there.China has exhibited an orderly, scientific and highly organized response on a national scale. China’s government still plans to end poverty before 2021 despite the pandemic. It plans to arrive at a moderately prosperous society for all by 2030 and reach a developed, socialist economy by 2050.What is clear is that U.S. workers need a new approach to control this pandemic and its economic impact. China might provide a good example of what is needed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more