Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgArbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Arbico Plc (ARBICO.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileArbico Plc is a leading construction and civil engineering company in Nigeria responsible for building major residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as key infrastructure projects. The company offers services such as pre-construction and estimating, design, build and project management as well as engineering, procurement and construction management services. Arbico Plc has been involved in the construction of major projects in Nigeria spanning residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality projects as well as a number of key infrastructure projects for the government of Nigeria. Flagship projects include residential projects such as No 7 Oniru in Lagos, Oba Elgushi residence in Lagos and SKA residence in Lagos; public assembly projects such as the Rose of Sharon Centre in Lagos; commercial projects such as Feyide House in Lagos and KAAF Building in Ogun State; hospitality projects such as Park Inn Hotel in Ogun State; industrial projects such as the Coleman Factory Development in Ogun State; and infrastructure projects such as NBC Asejire Plant in Oyo and the effluent/water treatment plant in Ogun State. Arbico Plc was founded in 1958 and is a subsidiary of R28 Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Arbico Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Hunting share price is fluctuating. Is this a good long-term investment?

first_img Image source: Getty Images. The Hunting share price is fluctuating. Is this a good long-term investment? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. International energy services group Hunting (LSE:HTG) had a tough 2020. The pandemic created very challenging market conditions for the oil industry, and although things were picking up by the end of 2020, there’s still uncertainty around the industry. With whispers of a third wave circulating and a series of factors halting supply chains and suppressing demand, the road to recovery is fraught with difficulties. Will Hunting shareholders see a share price rise or is this a stock I should avoid?Hunting’s financial outlookHunting manufactures hydrocarbon extraction tools. It provides the world’s leading oil and gas companies with premium products and associated services for sale or hire. It’s a global enterprise based in multiple locations.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…In the past three months, the Hunting share price has risen 34%. Looking at the wider picture, it’s down 18% in five years. But at around £2.62 a share, it remains a far cry from its 2018 peak of £9.30 a share. So, at today’s price, with Covid-19 still hampering progress, does Hunting look like a good investment for me for the next five years? 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. 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Despite this, the group still felt confident enough to declare a final dividend.What’s the long-term outlook for Hunting?Hunting relies on industry capital expenditure to survive and with clients cutting their capex across the board, this led it to lose orders. But despite the dire backdrop, the company managed to show resilience. Its strong balance sheet shows it’s in better shape than some of its competitors and it ruthlessly cut jobs and distribution centres to make that happen.In February 2020, Hunting bought Enpro Subsea, this helped it to increase its revenue from subsea products by 57% in FY20. Then last month, it invested $2.5m in drilling analytics company Well Data Labs. This gives the company a foothold in big data and analytics in drilling, which I think is a wise move in this tech-driven world.The company has also been diversifying slightly with advanced manufacturing orders in aviation, space, defence, military, medical and geothermal. Elon Musk’s Space X and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Horizon have placed orders in the past year for aerospace related high-precision products. While its non-oil and gas revenue only account for 6% overall, these are big clients that could open doors.Risk vs rewardRaw materials prices, such as steel, are rising, which means Hunting has to increase its prices to keep pace. Inflation is a concern if the companies are not bringing in enough revenue to cover the rising prices. However, the success of this industry correlates tightly with the price of oil, so if it strengthens, Hunting should thrive.As I remain bullish on the long-term outlook for the oil industry, I’d happily buy shares in Hunting and hold for the next five years. It obviously comes with cyclical and external risks, and recovery could well be slow initially. But the world still needs oil, and Hunting is a company offering quality products in drilling and other vital sectors of the market. I also like the fact it’s happy to conduct share buybacks and protect the dividend, making shareholders a priority. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

Hotshot: Munster scrum-half Craig Casey

first_imgGet to know the No 9 who has been impressing for the Irish province LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Munster scrum-half Craig CaseyDate of birth 19 April 1999 Born Limerick Position Scrum-half Province Munster Country IrelandWhen did you first play rugby? When I was four, with Shannon RFC. My dad was coaching the club at the time and my uncle was playing for them.What other sports did you play growing up? I played soccer up until U14s at a high level. I also played Gaelic football and a small bit of hurling.What positions have you played? I’ve always really been a scrum-half but underage I played out-half and full-back.Any childhood heroes? Peter Stringer was someone I looked up to. He was the scrum-half for Munster and Ireland, won trophies with both. That’s something I’ve always wanted to emulate.Growing up I also had my uncle, Mossy Lawler, who was playing for Munster. He was always able to give me a helping hand. Then as I got a bit older I started studying a lot of Aaron Smith’s games; he’s someone I try to take a lot from.What age-grade honours do you have? center_img Base man: Craig Casey in Pro14 action for Munster (Getty Images) I was lucky enough to captain Irish U18 Schools and Munster U19, which were great honours. For me, the biggest achievement in age-grade rugby was winning the U20 Six Nations Grand Slam.What are the strengths of your game?I definitely feel my points of difference are my passing and my competitiveness. I hate losing in absolutely anything.And work-ons? I’m looking to improve everything. Key focus points for me are developing my kicking in all aspects.Who has been the biggest influence on your career? My father. He coached me up until U15 with Shannon, then went on to coach me in schools rugby. He’s played a huge role in my development. Even now he’s a great person to be able to have conversations with, where he can give me honest feedback on games.What are your goals for 2021? I’ve always wanted to get to the highest level. I definitely want to win trophies with Munster. I’d love to be involved in Irish camps, get a few caps and see where that takes me.RW Verdict: Casey has been in the Munster system since he was 16. He may not be the biggest – 5ft 5in and a little under 12st – but he excels at the basics. He provides plenty of tempo, is getting game time at Munster and could be Ireland’s next-generation nine.last_img read more

Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from…

first_img August 21, 2017 at 11:32 pm Right on Lucy. By Amy SowderPosted Aug 16, 2017 August 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm AMEN Lucy! Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI August 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm Good commentary from Doug, Bill and Pjcabbiness. Commentary that will, as usual, be completely and totally ignored by most of our wise and noble Episcopal clergy! August 16, 2017 at 8:46 pm “There’s a big difference between a historical figure who owned slaves and one who led a war against the United States to preserve slavery, El-Yateen said.”Rev. El-Yateen of course speaks only for himself. Latter-day iconoclasts always need a new image to tear down tomorrow, so when all the Confederate memorials are gone, I’m not counting on an outbreak of self-restraint.Considering the congregation was long gone and the property was actually under contract to be sold, this does not rank as more than cringeworthy EC virtue signaling to me. Terry Francis says: Comments (29) Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET August 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm I never thought I would see the day when our Episcopal leadership would condone and actively support historical “cleansing”. There is another so called religious group that is also known for tearing down statues and destroying historical artifacts. I believe they are commonly known as ISIS. Rector Tampa, FL August 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm Which part of fighting to uphold slavery is “perceived insensitivity”? Cause I am pretty sure that slavery was an actual thing that happened. Nothing perceived about it. In terms of its insensitivity if you don’t get that I can’t help you. 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 Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC August 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm The above is such a silly and inaccurate analogy that it doesn’t deserve an answer. You need to realize who the Philistines are in this instance. Susan Zimmerman says: Susan Steinmann says: Crew working with the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island saw into one of the plaques commemorating Robert E. Lee. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island[Episcopal News Service] A work crew sawed off two Robert E. Lee plaques from a tree on church property in south Brooklyn, New York, fewer than 24 hours after the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island received the first of many calls about the Confederate memorial.The Rev. Khader El-Yateem, a community activist and founder of Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge, made the first call, responding to concerns he heard Monday from community residents.At issue: Two tree plaques at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton, near the still-active military base in Brooklyn. More than a decade before Robert E. Lee led the Confederate Army, he was stationed from 1842 to 1847 at the U.S. Army’s Fort Hamilton. He was a member of the church, along with Stonewall Jackson, who was baptized there, said Long Island Bishop Lawrence Provenzano. Lee planted a tree near the church, and the plaques commemorate him.The first Brooklyn plaque was placed in front of a maple tree in April 1912 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to the sign, near where Lee had once planted a tree. The tree died, and the Confederate group replanted it in the 1930s, and then again in the 1960s, Provenzano said. The church’s last service was in September 2014, and the building is under contract to be sold. The congregation merged with Christ Church in Bay Ridge.El-Yateem called the diocese at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 15. By 10 a.m. Aug. 16, the plaques were being taken down, to be stored in diocesan archives. He said he’s grateful for the quick response. “We needed to take that sign down in support and solidarity of those who are victims of hate and racism in this country,” El-Yateem said.The removal was covered by local and national media, and was featured on social media platforms. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA DOUGLAS REGISTER says: Margaret Kuebler says: August 17, 2017 at 1:23 am One would think that this Episcopal church, in fact, is a Catholic church. I guess they showed Robert E. Lee (and soon Stonewall Jackson) what ex-communication is all about! But, even the Catholics when they seek to ex-communicate (for rebellious or anti-church establishment or non-“religiously correct” behaviors) draw the line at a parishioner’s death, don’t they? This church holds the right to banish-from-the-congregation for centuries after the death! This, too, is revealing. In effect, “Kill that dead person. Just the thought of him, but especially the sight of his image preserved in an art form and displayed in a public place, just might upset a ‘victim’ somewhere.”Makes one wonder exactly who are the true “victims” of “hate” and “racism” in America, doesn’t it? We neglect to mention those killed on 9/11, and their survivors, in this debate on the “victims” of “hate” and “racism” in the U.S, less than 20 years after their deaths, as we are coerced to embrace new Muslim refugees into our country. At the same time, we eagerly want to give solace and support and to show solidarity to persons who still mourn the lives of American slaves … who died over 150 years ago. Under the Doctrine of Political Correctness, we may not seek to rid our country of radical Islam, or any of its symbols, even if its followers seek to overthrow our government and to kill all of us based on our race and religion; yet, to make amends for a racist cultural practice ended over 150 years ago, we are amenable to purging our society of every artifact which may memorialize the historical figures connected to this practice. This hypocrisy is so blatant that it is mind-blowing. Whatever is going on here, in substance, has little to nothing to do either with “race” or with “hate or with supporting “victims.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA August 16, 2017 at 10:09 pm When we start erasing our history, we will forget it. Since George Washington was a slave owner should we erase all statues of him and delete from all history books all mention of him. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS DOUGLAS REGISTER says: Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Scott Albergate says: Doug Desper says: John Miller says: Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ August 17, 2017 at 4:21 pm Richard Basta, I could not agree with you more. A shame that our priests and bishops couldn’t care less about opinions such as yours. 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 August 17, 2017 at 11:57 am “Well paid bishops, activists, and social justice warriors have it easy. Their main nightmare is to not look bad for the media.”Doug Desper has it exactly right. Their own personal competitive professional status is basically what is motivating virtually all of the church people in the Charlottesville mess and the Episcopal hierarchy seems to be about the worst. Common sense is completely missing. Sadly, this is the name of the game these days and one can assume that the end result will be the complete demise of the Church. Destroying monuments is just the tip of the iceberg. Pjcabbiness says: August 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm Thank you Doug Desper and Bill Louis for your thoughtful, factual analysis and commentary. Hugh Hansen, Ph.D. says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Tony Oberdorfer says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 August 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm Why are people so concerned that removing statues and plaques will somehow erase 19th history from the face of the earth? People seemed to remember before these memorials were raised. It’s highly doubtful that books will disappear. Reenactments will still take place. I’m certain that the Sons of Confederate Veterans will continue to exist. So why is it so important for these items to remain in place? Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Brooklyn removal was part of a wave of swift actions taken by leaders across the United States to remove public memorials of Confederate leaders. The removals come days after white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis converged onto the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville this past weekend, protesting the removal of a Lee statue. After violent clashes with counter-protestors, three people were killed and dozens injured. Clergy from Charlottesville’s three Episcopal churches were part of a peaceable faith-based contingent of the counter-protesters, and none were injured.Bishop Lawrence Provenzano addresses reporters with Pastor Khader El-Yateem outside of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Hamilton before the plaques were removed. Photo: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island“We’re in a mess with the rhetoric coming out of the White House and how people are feeling emboldened by the rhetoric,” Provenzano said. “I think this is a moment for the church. We’ve got to preach the gospel and more importantly, live it. Shame on us for not removing those plaques before it was brought to our attention. This pastor reminded us that when people pass this church property, there’s a commemoration to a general who fought to preserve slavery.”In the last two days, Provenzano’s office has fielded about 120 calls and emails about the church’s plaques, a ratio of 2-to-1 in favor of removal, from his estimation. The negative calls and emails included people he identified as neo-Nazi and white supremacist. “Those were nasty,” Provenzano said.Responding to President Donald Trump’s Tuesday afternoon press conference in which he warned of the slippery slope of removing statues of historical figures who had anything to do with owning slaves, including Presidents Jefferson and Washington, El-Yateem said that’s not the same. There’s a big difference between a historical figure who owned slaves and one who led a war against the United States to preserve slavery, El-Yateem said.“General Lee needs to be remembered, but not celebrated in our churches and streets. Because of his actions, over 300,000 people died as he fought to preserve slavery in this country,” El-Yateem said.The plaques and statues shouldn’t be erased, but kept in archives and in museums, he said.“We’re not denying history, and maybe that some of those times, the church was complicit in it,” Provenzano said. “If we did nothing, I think that would have made us complicit in furthering the concerns of people that issues like this are not important enough for the church to pay attention to.“I think we did the right thing.”— Amy Sowder is a freelance writer and editor in Brooklyn. August 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm History is not to be loved or hated, but chronicled and studied to learn what it may teach us for the future. When we start letting others erase and rewrite our history, we will soon start letting those others to write our future as they choose to see it. August 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm After a thoughtful and deliberative process of reading this article and its comments, I conclude that Doug despar has it right. The ECUSA is indeed engaging in historical censorship of the worst kind in order to curry favor with their pre approved list if agreived parties. It is morally despicable. Guilty on all counts of idiocy in the first degree. Richard Brown says: Advocacy Peace & Justice, Rector Belleville, IL Terry Francis says: M. J. Wise says: Rector Albany, NY Clare Nesmith says: Lucy Mauterer says: center_img Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC August 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm You’re so political correct I’m sure Jesus really loves you for doing this…maybe you’ll destroy the Temple Mount next, for all the beautiful animals slaughtered on Sabbath mornings…can you imagine a child watching the liturgy of killing a lamb……do you remember “…forgive them father for they don’t know what they’re doing…”? Now there is a response!!! Charlottesville, Comments are closed. August 17, 2017 at 6:57 am Would we commemorate an American who sold state secrets to a foreign government? The Confederates were no less traitors who sought secession. Good riddance to their memorials and keeping alive this hypocrisy. Racial Justice & Reconciliation This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET August 16, 2017 at 7:28 pm Very sad, thoughtless and reactionary. Should the Statue of David be removed because of perceived historical insensitivity to the Phillistines? This historic purging is Stalinist at its core. August 17, 2017 at 11:04 am The story mentions that Yateem is an activist but if you dig you will find it goes deeper that that.Not surprising that a socialist like Pastor Yateem would like to erase history. If you look into his background, which is not mentioned in the story you will find that Khader El-Yateem is a not only a priest but also candidate for Bay Ridge City Council. Candidate Khader El-Yateem thinks Southwest Brooklyn Is ready for socialism and he plans to protect the city’s undocumented immigrants.His opponent Bob Capano has called for him to renounce the words of radical Muslim activist Linda Sarsour, who recently called for a “Jihad” against President Trump while speaking to the Islamic Society of North America’s convention in Chicago.“Khader El- Yateem has never hidden the fact that he is a cleric. If he is a man of God, he needs to speak out against Linda Sarsour’s hate-filled rant. If he won’t denounce Sarsour, then he should explain to the voters why not. He already has refused to disavow the endorsement of the radical New York City Democratic Socialist of America who oppose ‘an economy organized for private profit’ in a city that was built on capitalism.” says CapanoSound familiar?Regarding removal of the memorial Yateem says, ““If we did nothing, I think that would have made us complicit in furthering the concerns of people that issues like this are not important enough for the church to pay attention to.If that is so then I wonder why he thinks that people concerned with Sarsour’s words of hate are not important enough for him, as a pastor to pay attention to. Sounds a bit hypocritical to me but then it if doesn’t fit a liberal/progressive/socialist narrative then it doesn’t matter August 16, 2017 at 8:34 pm I hope you read the history of Gen Lee and the history of the demolishing of reconstruction by southern leaders who installed Jim Crowe. You should know that Gen Lee was active in this effort, that he held slaves and sold a mother and a child to different buyers, and that the president at the end of the War wanted to try Lee for treason (most of his fellow Virginia military personnel joined the Northern side) since he had taken an oath to defined and support the USA.Those statues, many of them were in response to reconstruction efforts, and memorials were in defiance of the country.I think it is appropriate for them to be removed but some should be given to museums or historicalsocieties so we never forget this sordid, sinful timein our country. August 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm Since the effort is now underway to destroy history, which city will be first to empty their libraries of every “evil” on their shelves? ECUSA is step-by-step allowing the glory to depart its grand halls of worship. Will it ever get back to spreading the good news? Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Susan Zimmerman says: Pjcabbiness says: Pjcabbiness says: Submit a Job Listing Pjcabbiness says: Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA August 16, 2017 at 11:36 pm We assume it is to protect these artifacts from vandalism at these times of alt-left hooliganism. Richard Basta says: Doug Desper says: Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Terry Francis says: Fr Sean Patrick Henry Maloney says: Rector Bath, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 August 17, 2017 at 7:57 pm You’re so political correct I’m sure Jesus really loves you for doing this…maybe you’ll destroy the Temple Mount next, for all the beautiful animals slaughtered on Sabbath mornings…can you imagine a child watching the liturgy of killing a lamb……do you remember “…forgive them father for they don’t know what they’re doing…”? Now there is a response!!! Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT August 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm Only Black & White – the message the Church is sending that no act of goodness or piety must be associated with a person they classify as an evildoer. This is revealing. William Brown says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group James D. Saunders says: August 16, 2017 at 8:34 pm Why did the UDCs (United Daughters of the Confederacy) erect a plaque honoring General Lee, the leader of the Army of the Confederacy in the North? At the time that they did? To reinforce Jim Crow. To perpetuate the romantic myth of the Lost Cause. We don’t need that in the Episcopal Church. (And note well: I am a child of the South. My grandmother was a UDC and I was a member of the C of C – the Children of the Confederacy. As a child I did not know any better. As an adult and as a more mature Christian, I do.) I am proud of the Bishop and the Diocese for removing that plaque. Reacting to Charlottesville violence, Long Island removes Confederate memorial from Episcopal church Featured Events August 17, 2017 at 11:03 am I would hope that none of us would ever face the agonizing issues that Robert E. Lee (among others) had to choose from. He could not have been as wicked as represented since President Lincoln chose him to command the Union Army at the onset of the Civil War. Our generation views everything from the perspective of the Civil Rights era struggles, but as great as those struggles were (and are) there was a monumental struggle even worse than race relations when Lincoln asked Lee to lead the Union army. The struggle that Lee agonized over was how to live and serve in a country whose national army was to swell from 16,000 to 91,000. A 75,000 man army was being raised solely to occupy communities all over the United States and to enforce national policy at the point of a bayonet. In other words, martial law and dictatorship. Many of those troops were of questionable quality, some didn’t even speak English, but yet they were issued authority and weapons to live among civilian populations. Lee declined and went home to resist. Even Union General McClellan who took Lee’s place saw the disaster of warring on one’s own country and he slow-walked his troops towards battles in the hopes that sanity would prevail in Washington. Freeing slaves wasn’t even a war aim of that conflict until 1863. Before that the aim was to have the entire country conform to Washington’s policies. The history of the Civil War shows what martial law, and abolishing the writ of habeus corpus was like. The great injustices of federal dictatorship was seen in both the North and the South. We have not lived that nightmare. If Lee is guilty of anything it is that he wasn’t superhuman and had to pick between horrors.Well paid bishops, activists, and social justice warriors have it easy. Their main nightmare is to not look bad for the media. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Jim Gilchrist says: Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR August 17, 2017 at 12:45 pm Khader El- Yateem is looking for a straw man diversion to ingratiate himself to his voter base. In the same way, Charlottesville’s Vice-Mayor (Wes Bellamy) has brought divisive racial agendas to his role on that city’s Council. Google both men. Both men want to lead in government and in their wake there is usually some great social upheaval. Both men have buttons that they press to light up phones and cameras for a media-ready cause. Both men have active histories of intolerance and division. Bellamy’s Twitter life revealed who he is for any reporter that has the care to vett him. Before enshrining him as a noble warrior opposed to racism just look up his statements and internet activity. Losing his job as a teacher over his extreme views and hate speech is just one tiny fact that few in the media are catching on to. In short, there are clever and divisive far left image-makers playing on people’s sympathies and creating artificial storms for their own political aggrandizement. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA August 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm This Confederate hysteria is just disgusting. I’m disappointed in the Episcopal Church which has gone full blown progressive in recent years. In this instance, they are acting like ISIS, removing anything that “offends”. You preach tolerance and yet you are not. August 17, 2017 at 5:37 am I hope you have read the history of General Lee, who had nothing to do with Jim Crow, and who behaved honorably from before the war until his death. His decision to take a side in the conflict and to become an advisor to President Davis was one which caused him a lot of personal grief to have to make, and which was ultimately based on his loyalty to Virginia–in a time when most people felt loyalty to their respective home states (which, after all, under the Constitution remain sovereign) rather than to the federal government. He behaved gallantly at Appomattox, and his calm voice after the war–which included his wish, not followed, that Confederate memorials should not be erected–was one which made Reconstruction under President Johnson’s plan palatable to the southerners whom the Republicans treated abysmally during their occupation. It was Lee’s reason and calming voice that made him a hero not only to the defeated Confederates, but to the northerners as well–which explains why any number of schools and public buildings in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan (not exactly places that would obviously warm quickly to a commander of the erstwhile enemy) have been named in his honor; he was not only a Confederate hero, but genuinely an American one. And, it should be pointed out, he had freed his slaves in 1862, before he entered into combat with the Army of Northern Virginia, and well before Ulysses Grant was forced to free his, after was Missouri was emancipated in 1865.I find this mad rush to revise history and to vilify people like Lee disheartening and, really, absurd. It is particularly sad that this particular memorial notes not just any particular historical figure, but an historical figure who is also a former member of that very congregation.Of course this is no the first time our church has been affected by popular foment: we might recall that in a fit of passion following the English Civil War, the artwork, especially stained glass windows, in many of England’s churches and cathedrals was destroyed, often overnight to avoid conflicts with dissenters, in much the same way to erase the memory and therefor the history of the Church of England. We see now that this did not make England a richer country, nor her church more pure. 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 Bill Louis says: Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

V+D SET / BAK arquitectos

first_imgArchitects: BAK arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/568510/v-d-set-bak-arquitectos Clipboard Houses Photographs V+D SET / BAK arquitectos V+D SET / BAK arquitectosSave this projectSaveV+D SET / BAK arquitectos 2013 2013 “COPY” Argentina Save this picture!© Inés Tanoira+ 26 Share Area:  414 m² Area:  414 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/568510/v-d-set-bak-arquitectos Clipboard photographs:  Inés TanoiraPhotographs:  Inés TanoiraText description provided by the architects. This work is the result of a process that began in 2004 with the construction of a summer house in the forest of Mar Azul.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt was necessary to intervene in a territory of great scenic beauty, owner of a powerful wild presence that is gradually becoming domesticated due to the proliferation of houses with a formal search from bucolic to picturesque which in nothing refers to that environment or to this present. The project was implemented as an opportunity to propose shapes, materials and alternative uses in tune with this particular environment. The search is then oriented toward a propositional architecture of a more leisured use of the dwelling, whose materiality and formalization were the result of a belonging will to that pre-existing reality.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThis is how the recognition of the particular microclimate of the maritime forest of Mar Azul and the atmospheres it recreates, as well as the need to concrete the construction from a distance, were determinants of aesthetic-constructive decisions which defined the work. Save this picture!SectionThe need to capture the light in the dense forest led to conceive housing as a “semi covered” and then to resolve it with large panes of glass, which will enable views from inside in all directions and from outside would reflect the landscape allowing the house to mimic therewith. The decision to accelerate the execution time to allow monitoring the work at 400 miles away defined the exposed concrete construction. It was evaluated that the prevailing shade allowed using this material because it provides sufficient thermal protection from spring to late autumn. Its winterization, given its status as summer home, was not relevant (though of course it was planned) and the hydrophobic insulation could be solved with a very compact concrete and a study of the envelope shape so that the rainwater evacuation will take place very quickly. It was also expected that the expressive quality of exposed concrete molded within a formwork of wooden boards may result from a forceful and mimetic presence at once, allowing the work to coexist in harmony with the landscape. Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraIn short, a skin of only two materials – concrete and glass – turned out appropriate to solve the integration with the landscape and to respond to formal, structural, functional, maintenance and termination issues. With these concepts was designed and built the V+D Set.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe placeThese are two lots in a dune of pronounced relief, suitable to build two housing units in each. Although they find themselves surrounded by a thick forest of conifers they face scarce small-sized specimens of their own, since they were planted few years ago.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe commissionThe request of the clients was a set of 4 housing units for rent throughout the year, with a pool area, solarium and a common storage area. The units should be isolated from each other and count with expansions, a grill sector and garage. The number of rooms available in each unit would be part of the studio’s proposal as well as the program for the unit’s requirements. The square footage to be built would be the maximum allowed under code.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe functional organizationYou enter the apartment through the axis of the plan. On one side appears the living room, divided into two sections of distinct use by the fireplace and a variation of free heights. On the other side is the dining room and kitchen with access to a private expansion with a grill area. Up and opposing are located the accesses to the two bedrooms, the main room with private bathroom and terrace for exclusive use.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe constructionThe set was built with slabs and partitions of exposed concrete made within pine boards formwork. H21 concrete was used with the addition of a fluidifiant so that this mixture, with little amount of water to harden, results very compact and doesn’t require sealing. The floor cloths are also from concrete screed divided with aluminum plates. The bathrooms’ coatings are of venecita. The decks on natural ground and terraces are made of treated pine and protected with impregnating agent. The openings are of dark bronze anodized aluminum. The heating system combines salamanders with hot air equipment.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraThe furnitureExcept the beds, couches and chairs, the rest of the equipment of this house is solved in concrete.Save this picture!© Inés TanoiraProject gallerySee allShow lessHDJ75 / T38 studioSelected ProjectsTetris House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina CastroviejoSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Mar Azul, Argentina “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Year:  CopyAbout this officeBAK arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMar AzulHousesArgentinaPublished on November 19, 2014Cite: “V+D SET / BAK arquitectos” 19 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola

first_img “COPY” 2015 Area:  3950 m² Area:  3950 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Electrical Engineer: “COPY” Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio MacolaSave this projectSaveResidential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola Mechanical Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779040/residential-building-refurbishment-studio-macola Clipboard Projects Photographs Italy Coveco (Clea) Construction Company: Year:  Project Manager: CopyAbout this officeStudio MacolaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseVeniceItalyPublished on December 23, 2015Cite: “Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola” 23 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream D. Colpo Structural Engineer:L. Rota, G. Di MentoCovering And Roofing In Titanium Zinc:Zintek SWindows:Falegnameria MireseClient:Comune di Venezia – Insula S.p.a.City:VeniceCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marco ZantaText description provided by the architects. The project is part of a plan to revitalise a former industrial site on the island of Murano. The new residential complexes (A. 36 units, B.18 units) are built inside the disused factory, parts of which are to be preserved. The project for the residential units speaks to the area’s existing urban fabric.Save this picture!IsometricThe units comprised in the A building are shaped by the former factory’s north-facing façade, which the apartments adjoin and whose original windows they respect. The juxtaposition of two duplex units and three simplex units brings about a comb-shaped structure which provides ample sunlight from the south, thereby granting the bathrooms both natural light and ventilation.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSuch and structure means that the distance between the façade of the A building and that of the B building vary, generating sequence of urban spaces.The A building is completed. According to the renovation plans, the B building, whose project is currently being prepared, will be built inside the existing industrial complex, which has been duly “emptied”.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe new building is made up of two blocks (each of which comprises 8 residential units and one commercial area). It will also make room for the realization of an indoor square, which will become the centre of the new development.  Save this picture!Aerial ViewProject gallerySee allShow lessMalkit Shoshan to Curate Dutch Pavilion at 2016 Venice BiennaleArchitecture NewsHiroshima Chapel / Nikken Space DesignSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Murano, 30141 Venice, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharecenter_img photographs:  Marco ZantaPhotographs:  Marco Zanta Housing Mechanical: CopyHousing, Adaptive Reuse•Venice, Italy Electrical: Year:  So.Ge.Di.Co. R. Bonacina ArchDaily Architects: Studio Macola Area Area of this architecture project Insula S.p.a., Matteo Negro Termoidraulica Quaggia Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779040/residential-building-refurbishment-studio-macola Clipboard Save this picture!© Marco Zanta+ 35 Share 2015last_img read more

London Triathlon 2005’s three official charities named

first_img Get Kids Going, Leukaemia Research, and The National Autistic Society (NAS) have been chosen as the official ‘Gold’ charities for The Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon 2005, the largest adult triathlon in the world with 8,500 entries last year.The Michelob ULTRA London Tritathlon consists of a swim, bike and run, and takes place on 6 – 7 August 2005 at ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock. Top athletes, celebrities and fun runners all take part.The official charities will receive Gold Bond Benefits from The London Triathlon. This includes the ‘Charity Ambassadors Scheme’ which encourages competitors to raise a significant amount of sponsorship for the official charities. The London Triathlon will also actively promote the official charities on all marketing materials, including their Web site and will direct all enquiries to the four charities after the closing date. Advertisement London Triathlon 2005’s three official charities named 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 December 2004 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Events Nick Rusling, Event Director, The Michelob ULTRA London Triathlon, commented: “last year the event raised well over £1 million for charity and we expect this figure to expand significantly this year.”  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Age Concern and Help the Aged appoint Paul Farthing as Director of Fundraising

first_imgAge Concern and Help the Aged appoint Paul Farthing as Director of Fundraising Howard Lake | 25 January 2010 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Paul Farthing is to join Age Concern and Help the Aged in March as its new Director of Fundraising. He takes up his position as the organisation prepares to become ‘Age UK’ after its merger last year.He joins the charity from Cancer Research UK (CRUK), where he was Director of High Value Relationships and before that Director of Legacies. He also has previous agency experience of working with both Age Concern and Help the Aged.Tom Wright, Chief Executive of Age Concern and Help the Aged, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Charity at this exciting time. His distinguished career spanning 20 years in fundraising and marketing will prove extremely valuable in helping us realise our ambitions.”Age UK will have a turnover of more than £150 million. In addition to campaigning and influencing‚ its work will include providing information and advice to over 5 million people‚ commercial services for over 1.1 million customers and more than 15 million customer transactions through over 500 retail shops.www.ageconcern.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Calls for an urgent need for full inclusion of people with disabilities in society

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp By admin – December 3, 2016 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ There’s an urgent need for full inclusion of people with disabilities in society.That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Disability, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony also says that Ireland must urgently ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities.Today is International Day for People with Disabilities, which aims to promote an understanding of disability issues.Deputy O’Mahony says Ireland still has much to do achieve a society that treats people with disabilities properly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/disability10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articlePeople encouraged to shop local as part of Small Business SaturdayNext articleASTI to discuss proposal today admin Calls for an urgent need for full inclusion of people with disabilities in societylast_img read more

Gujarat High Court To Start Its Official Telegram Channel

first_imgNews UpdatesGujarat High Court To Start Its Official Telegram Channel Sparsh Upadhyay26 Feb 2021 6:28 PMShare This – xWith the objective of furthering the ease and convenience of the Advocates, litigants, and the other stakeholders, the Gujarat High Court has started its official Telegram Channel. Significantly, updates like Daily Notices, Circulars, Press Releases, Youtube Live Streaming Links, Complete Causelists, Miscellaneous Notifications and other important updates will be shared on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWith the objective of furthering the ease and convenience of the Advocates, litigants, and the other stakeholders, the Gujarat High Court has started its official Telegram Channel. Significantly, updates like Daily Notices, Circulars, Press Releases, Youtube Live Streaming Links, Complete Causelists, Miscellaneous Notifications and other important updates will be shared on the Telegram Channel, starting from 1st March, 2021.Gujarat High Court set to start its own Telegram Channel. pic.twitter.com/sJoodxqx9z— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 26, 2021 A press release to this effect was uploaded by the High Court, on its website, on Friday (26th February) and which states, “By way of this additional mode of providing updates, the channel subscribers will be able to keep themselves updated with latest information without having to frequently check the website for the same.” With this move, the High Court seeks to take care of the situations when for any reasons, the aforesaid updates on the website are inaccessible. The press release also states that in due course of time, more services through the Telegram platform may be initiated like advocate wise cause lists, case status, orders, judgments and other case-related information. The channel can be joined by clicking on the following invite link: https://t.me/GujaratHighCourt Here it is important to note that on 26th October 2020, the Gujarat High Court became the first High Court of India to start the live stream of the Court proceedings on YouTube. Presently, the first Court, i.e., of the Bench headed by Chief Justice Vikram Nath is being broadcasted live on YouTube, “for the benefit of members of the bar”. This initiative is first of its kind in India, and is expected to bring in more transparency in court proceedings, especially during the pandemic when all proceedings are being conducted through video conferencing. The decision has been taken in the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s verdict in Swapnil Tripathi v. Supreme Court of India, permitting live streaming of court hearings. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant”, the Top Court had remarked therein. Click Here To Download Press ReleaseRead Press ReleaseNext Storylast_img read more