Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omatek Ventures Plc (OMATEK.ng) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileOmatek Ventures Plc assembles and sells computer equipment and accessories in Nigeria and offers an after-sales support service. The company sells a range of servers, casings and LCD screens as well as computer accessories which includes CRT monitors, fingerprint scanner, wireless routers, notebooks and tablets, DVDs, plasma televisions, desktop computers, speakers and LED screens. Power products include UPS, solar panels and corn LED lights. Omatek Ventures Plc was the first company in Nigeria to establish a factory which assembled computer cases, speakers, keyboards and mouse accessories. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Omatek Ventures Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894496/the-line-lofts-spf-architects Clipboard Projects Manufacturers: All Weather Architectural Aluminum, CertainTeed, VaproShield, EPRO, MS MetalsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The Line Lofts, is an 82-unit residential building located in one of Los Angeles’ most active development corridors. Situated along Las Palmas Avenue just steps away from Hollywood and Highland, the six-story project infills an 182-foot x 127-foot lot to become the tallest new construction in the neighborhood.Save this picture!© Lauren MooreGiven the constrained dimensions of the site, which is closely flanked by three buildings, SPF:a needed to rethink the traditional floor plan. The architect worked closely with the client and Los Angeles-based developer Integrated Development to create a collection of well-lit and well-articulated apartment spaces.Save this picture!Podium LevelSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Upper LevelSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteTo do this, the building abandons the standard filing cabinet layout, taking on a C-formation and dispersing its circulation space in an unconventional, but far more fluid way. Vertical multi-floor connections are provided at various elevations, with the second and third floor linked, the fifth and sixth joined, and the open-to-sky “courtyard” merged with the sixth. This multi-level communication provides a visual variation among the floors and removes any feeling of sameness or repetition that can be relatively unpleasant for those living in apartment buildings. Moreover, the plein air architectural circulation creates “moments” within passages that are traditionally ignored. Egress stairs have also been moved to the exterior to free up interior space and encourage residents to use the stairs as alternative building circulation. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSPF:a worked closely with the developer, Integrated Development, on the amenity spaces, which include a workspace and wet bar in the lobby, a courtyard pool, and a pool lounge recreation room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls that allow the interior to visually flow into pool area. A sky lounge tops the building offering views of the Hollywood Hills and the Los Angeles skyline. This area was designed with a contemporary, exposed foyer that strengthens the interior-exterior relationship while also allowing for the architecture of the building to frame the sky.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSimilarly, units have been designed to optimize natural light and engage with surrounding views. Each apartment features oversized windows, glass sliders, and an atrium-like balcony. By recessing the balcony from the facade, SPF:a was able to expose three sides of the exterior space which amplifies the entering light. Street- and courtyard-facing units are partially shrouded with perforated screens to allow for increased privacy without the need for curtains.Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte“The goal was to get light as deep into the spaces as possible,” says Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, SPF:a’s founder and design principal. Adding, “Details we would normally implement in a custom home, we tried to achieve in these apartments. We wanted to improve upon the rigid living environment that’s typically associated with multi-family residential buildings.”Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteBudgetary constraints played a role in materiality, pushing the architects to think creatively about how off-shelf products could bring the cost of construction down and reflect a custom look. Although the first floor of the building is concrete, floors two through six employ prefabricated wood framing. By using a wood frame, the architects reduced costs and shortened the construction schedule.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe main facade uses a combination of corrugated metal and plaster, alternated to create an animated pattern. Pali saw an opportunity to create a composition with the smoothness of the plaster and the roughness of the metal, the latter of which boasts a metallic finish that reflects the changing hues of the sky throughout the day to give a sense of a building always in flux. The metal panels were designed as a rain-screen system which provides for a more breathable and energy-efficient exterior skin.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteNotably, the unit distribution places lofted apartments on both the ground and top floors. By creating double-floor units on the first floor, the spaces are opened up and afforded more light and privacy, making what are typically less coveted units, prime apartments. The updated ground-floor programming also serves individuals who work from home and have frequent guests as well.Project gallerySee allShow lessGalleon / Studio AdjectiveSelected ProjectsCanyon House / Paul HirzelSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Hollywood, California, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 31Curated by Fernanda Castro Share The Line Lofts / SPF: architectsSave this projectSaveThe Line Lofts / SPF: architects The Line Lofts / SPF: architects Year: “COPY” 2018 Photographs: Bruce Damonte, Lauren Moore Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: SPF: architects Area Area of this architecture project Loft Area: 68000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” ArchDaily United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/894496/the-line-lofts-spf-architects Clipboard CopyLoft•Los Angeles, United States CopyAbout this officeSPF: architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on May 17, 2018Cite: “The Line Lofts / SPF: architects” 17 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
At Frazee Farms in Fabius, N.Y., supporters and immigrant workers protest wage theft and workplace abuse at dairy farms, July 27.The Workers’ Center of Central New York is continuing to build resistance to stepped-up attacks on immigrant workers in the region. The attacks include illegal arrests by police as well as wage theft, illegal paycheck deductions, and verbal and workplace violence by bosses.On July 27, the WC-CNY’s militant rally in the rural village of Fabius, N.Y., put Frazee Farms on notice that years of exploitation and workplace abuses toward immigrant workers must stop. The immediate spur to action was the firing of worker Fernando by the dairy farm owner — for being out sick for two days.Without access to transportation, Fernando was not able to provide a doctor’s note to document his illness. Because bare-bones housing was provided by the farm — for a charge — Fernando was also on the brink of homelessness, while his last paycheck was “held” by the boss. Investigation by WC-CNY exposed that the owner had been committing wage theft — ”robo de salario” — paying Fernando below minimum wage as well as making illegal deductions for uniforms from his paycheck.WC-CNY staff member Rebecca Fuentes explained that the Center briefed Fernando on his rights and worked with him to develop a plan to claim his pay. Fuentes also commented: “Fernando’s story also brings us to the need for agricultural workers of places they can go when they are unjustly and abruptly fired, for speaking up and asserting their rights or because they are sick or injured.” (WC-CNY Facebook commentary)Workers’ Center rally opposes the ‘polimigra’ at Penn Yan, N.Y., Aug. 2.Fuentes renewed a call for “sanctuary for all” with a plea that “churches and organizations take action and open their doors now to immigrants fighting this unjust system.”WC-CNY’s rally in Penn Yan, N.Y., on August 2 emphasized this need for safety because of the constant hounding of immigrants under the Trump administration’s vicious attacks. Penn Yan, another small farm village, is surrounded by dairy farms, vineyards and apple orchards where migrant workers are employed.A small, determined crowd gathered at St. Mark’s Church in the town to protest the “polimigra,” the collaboration of local police, New York state troopers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Border Patrol to detain and deport immigrants. On June 29 in Penn Yan, a state trooper stopped a vehicle, ostensibly because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and then proceeded to arrest two occupants who were Latinx. He took them to a state police barracks and held them for immigration officers to assume custody. Both passengers are now facing deportation.The trooper acted in violation of a New York state 2014 executive memorandum that offers some protection to immigrants by forbidding troopers from asking for identification documents from passengers in cars they stop. At the Aug. 2 rally, organizer Nikeeta Slade said: “Charged and tasked with enforcing the law, [the troopers] are operating outside the law. If any other community member had committed a flagrant violation of the law, they would be thrown under the jail. We need to hold these officers accountable.” (WC-CNY Facebook video, Aug. 2)In the WC-CNY Facebook announcement for the action, “Solidarity With Families Affected by Polimigra,” organizers also emphasized: “This incident is just one example of how a single decision made by a one law enforcement agent can separate a family, deport a dedicated worker, and send a chilling effect to the entire immigrant community.”The Workers’ Center-CNY is defending individual workers against deportation, including Dolores Bustamente, who has worked in many Upstate New York apple orchards. She is on the board of Alianza de Mujeres Campesinas and the WC-CNY.The WC-CNY is also continuing other campaigns, including Green Light NY Manejando Juntos, an effort to obtain New York driving licenses for immigrant workers.In a historic legal challenge, a key member of WC-CNY, Crispin Hernández, is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to end the exclusion of farmworkers from the protected right to organize in New York state. On July 27, supporters packed an Albany courtroom to hear opening arguments in the case.In June, the WC-CNY released “Milked: Immigrant Dairy Farmworkers in New York State,” with in-depth interviews with 88 dairy workers who expose their dangerous and degrading workplace and living conditions. Read the full report at milkedny.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Mixed reaction to Budget 2016 in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest By admin – October 14, 2015 Donegal politicians have been reacting to Budget 2016.The coalition’s targeted families and workers in its final budget before the general election.From tax cuts to childcare, no increase in the property tax and free doctor visits to under 12’s, everyone gains except smokers who are hit with a 50 cent hike from midnight last night.However there have been concerns from opposition parties that issues such as the housing situation which some have described it at crisis level in Donegal have not been addressed.Minister Joe McHugh says we simply can’t go back to ‘boom – bust politics’…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/joebudget.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Fianna Fail Education Spokesperson Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue claims smaller schools in Donegal will continue to suffer in Budget 2016.Among the proposals is the creation of 2,260 new teaching posts in the next year, which includes 600 additional resource teaching positions.Over €30m will used to make pre-school facilities more accessible for children who special needs while funding will also be provided for after-school services through schools who want to avail of it.Deputy McConalogue says while large schools may benefit, a vast amount of Donegal schools will not…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/charlbudget.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A Donegal Deputy says Gardai who are due to retire in the coming year will counteract the Governments Garda recruitment plans in the Budget.Yesterday Minister Micheal Noonan announced there will be an extra 600 Gardai recruited in 2016.Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson Pádraig Mac Lochlainn claims the plan will do nothing to bring Garda staffing levels up to standard they need to be at………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/padbudget.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleIRFU may appeal O’Brien’s one week banNext articleGallagher and Devlin appointed Tyrone minor managers admin WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter
The Antarctic Treaty recognizes the outstanding scientific values of the Antarctic environment through the designation of Antarctic Specially Protected Areas (ASPAs) that have rigorous management plans specific to each site. Deception Island has the largest concentration of rare bryophyte species and communities in Antarctica, while also offering substantial opportunities for research in a range of scientific disciplines due to its volcanic nature. As a result, conflicts between research interests and conservation goals may arise. On the summit ridge of Caliente Hill severe trampling damage to the moss assemblages growing in association with localized geothermal activity was observed. The range of species affected included the entire known population of Schistidium deceptionense, an endemic moss known only from this site, as well as other very rare Antarctic mosses (Ditrichum ditrichoideum, Bryum orbiculatifolium, Bucklandiella subcrispipila, Pohlia wahlenbergii and Dicranella hookeri). A photomapping study was undertaken to characterize further the status of the site and monitor changes within it. Increased awareness, co-ordination of activities and a spatial zoning within the site could help mitigate damage from permitted activities. Nevertheless, prioritization of longer term conservation goals over short-term research interests may ultimately be necessary where local human impact cannot be managed by other means.
Forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines Nov. 2 for a port visit.The visit will allow Germantown Sailors and the embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit a chance to get some rest and relaxation and will allow them to experience the Philippine culture.The ship and embarked Marines recently participated in amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX) with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). PHIBLEX is a bilateral training exercise designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and continue to build professional and personal relationships with the AFP.“The Sailors and Marines of Germantown did an excellent job during PHIBLEX”, said Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, commanding officer, Germantown. “Now at the invitation of our Philippine friends, we are looking forward to having a pleasant and relaxing visit in Manila”.While in port, Sailors and Marines will have the opportunity to take part in Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored events which include shopping and the exploration of historical and cultural landmarks.“The Mall of Asia is something that I am definitely looking forward to visiting,” said Yeoman 1st Class (SW) Sheena Hunt. “I think I will be able to get some nice souvenirs and have a good dinner while I am there.”The visit also gives some Sailors and Marines a chance to spend some quality time with the family members who live in the area.“I’m really looking forward to spending a couple of days with my nieces and nephews,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Dennis Castro. “I haven’t seen them in almost three years and it will be nice to spend time with them in the city.”Germantown is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group, which reports to Commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet, Rear Adm. J. Scott Jones, who is headquartered in Okinawa, Japan.[mappress]Source: navy, November 03, 2011 USS Germantown Arrives in Manila Share this article November 3, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Arrives in Manila Training & Education
By EMILY FORMAN, SIDE EFFECTS PUBLIC MEDIAPosted May 10, 2018The National Institutes of Health announced Monday the launch of a large-scale clinical trial that will expand efforts to give more HIV positive transplant candidates new kidneys.The new study will track 160 kidney transplants. Recipients will be monitored after surgery for signs of organ rejection, organ failure, and HIV-related complications.Half of the people who participate in the trial will receive HIV positive kidneys and half will receive virus free kidneys. This will allow doctors to more accurately predict risk after these transplants, and offer the procedure to more people with HIV on the transplant waiting list.The trial comes on the heels of a milestone for Indiana and the country. For the first time last month, the Indiana Donor Network (IDN) recovered organs from an HIV positive donor and successfully matched a kidney and a liver to two people who needed them. Historically an HIV positive donor meant organs couldn’t be used.HIV positive individuals for years couldn’t legally donate organs because the disease was considered devastating. That changed in 2013 when then President Barack Obama signed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act into law.It acknowledges that with modern medicine people with HIV can live fairly normal lives. So this act allows HIV positive kidneys and livers to be transplanted into people who have the virus.Obama, when he signed the HOPE Act, said, “Our country has come a long way in our understanding of HIV and in developing effective treatments.”Today people who take antiretroviral treatment for HIV can suppress the virus to a point where it’s undetectable. Last September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the first time acknowledged those who “maintain an undetectable viral load has effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner.”It took a few years after Obama signed the act for transplants to actually happen between HIV positive people. The National Institutes of Health and Health and Human Services published safeguards and research criteria in 2015 for transplant centers willing to perform these transplants as clinical research.Now organ procurement organizations, like IDN, can send HIV donor organs to transplant centers.Doctor Tim Taber, a transplant nephrologist at Indiana University Health, said it’s not hard to meet the requirements to procure HIV positive kidneys and livers because the safety precautions are the same whether or not there’s an infection. His protocol,“treat everybody like they have some infection from the moon that you don’t want to get.”It’s Brianna Doby’s job to help all 58 organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country get on board with the HOPE Act. She’s part of a team at Johns Hopkins University that’s on call for organ recovery teams dealing with their first HIV positive donor. She says stigma still plays a role.Some OPOs worry their staff will be at risk with a known HIV positive donor even though they are trained to prevent exposure to infectious diseases.Doby said only 16 OPOs have worked on HIV positive cases since the HOPE Act made it legal. There have been approximately 50 HIV positive kidney and liver transplants performed in the U.S., far fewer than expected.Researchers expected a dramatic increase in the donor pool after 2013. A study published in the American Journal of Transplantation estimated between 500 and 600 HIV positive donors a year would be available for HIV positive transplant candidates.So why aren’t there more transplants every year?IDN’s organ services manager, Rich Amos said for starters, “statistically less than one percent of all deaths happen in a way that allows for donation to take place.” Most eligible donors die from a brain-related injury. The other reason is that transplants are only allowed as clinical research between people with HIV.Doctor Christine Durand, who leads national research on the HOPE Act with Johns Hopkins University, says there’s a lot of untapped potentials. So far 24 centers meet the criteria to perform transplants between people with HIV.Among these centers, Durand said there are more than 300 patients with HIV who have agreed to accept an HIV positive organ. “We expect this number to grow significantly,” she said.IDN doesn’t track the exact number of HIV positive organs eligible for transplant. So, it’s hard to evaluate whether there have been missed opportunities.For the HOPE Act to fulfill its potential Doby says more donors are needed, “The HOPE Act is not widely known about and many people might just assume they can’t be donors if they are also HIV positive, so they don’t register,” said Doby.For years, HIV positive recipients have been eligible to receive virus-free organs.However, Durand said, “Generally HIV transplant candidates have less access to transplant and so they face longer wait times than those who don’t have the virus, even though they have the similar survival and organ function after transplant.”This is because many transplant centers say they don’t have the expertise or experience to perform these transplants. Although Durand thinks this is changing, “More and more centers are expanding their practice to offer transplants to HIV positive candidates.”The potential is huge as more people with HIV become donors, more OPOs recover HIV positive organs and more transplant centers list their HIV positive patients.There are 468,000 Americans receiving dialysis for end-stage renal disease in the U.S. According to Durand’s research, An estimated 1.5 percent live with HIV. Meanwhile about one percent of liver transplant candidates have HIV.“This means that more than 10,000 HIV positive individuals could benefit from a kidney or liver transplant,” said Durand. She hopes research trials like the one announced nationally Monday will one day expand to include hundreds of HIV positive people waiting for hearts and lungsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
By LESLEY GRAHAMThe Ocean City Beach Patrol competed in the last of the “big three” lifeguard races Friday evening on 33rd Street in Longport in front of a loud cheering section of current guards and alumni alike. Ocean City took fourth place overall in the South Jersey Championships thanks to a second place finish by Kevin Perry in the singles row and a higher finish by the doubles crew for the tiebreaker. Longport took home the team title for the fourth consecutive year. As the winner of this year’s championship, Longport will once again host the event next year. Now in its 80th year, the South Jersey Championships always draws a large crowd of spectators to cheer on their local favorites to victory. The race joins the Margate Memorials and the Dutch Hoffman Memorials as the “big three” of lifeguard races over the summer.The South Jersey Championships features three events – doubles row, swim and singles row – which became the standard for the competition starting in 1973.Ocean City’s Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman compete in the doubles row.Ocean City was in the thick of it during the doubles race, an out and back row approximately a mile and a half long with a two-man crew. Ocean City’s Matt Garbutt and Paul Boardman rowed a strong course and finished in the second pack of boats.Chuck Gowdy and Chris Graves of Margate won the doubles row for the second straight year, and for the third time in four years. After the doubles race finished up, it was time for the swim to take place. Ocean City’s Frankie Brady had a strong strategy of running south down the beach to counteract the current pulling north. However, Joey Tepper, of Longport, a rising senior at Egg Harbor Township High School, won the swim for his second straight year and capped off an undefeated season of summer racing. OCBP’s Frank Brady charges into the surf.In what was the most exciting event of the evening, Kevin Perry came up big for Ocean City, grabbing second place in the singles row.The singles row, a shorter version of the same out and back course as the doubles, had a lot of action as boats were trying to catch waves and give themselves an advantage on the way in.Perry rowed a straight course, caught a swell in the middle section and then rowed onto a wave at the end to pass a few boats and finish in second, narrowly missing first place.As he was eyeing the finish line, Perry said, “I just told myself to keep rowing. It’s Jerseys – now is the time to pull something off.” Chuck Gowdy and Chris Graves of Margate finish first in the doubles row.Chris Spiers, of Margate, won the singles row, giving Margate victories in both rowing events and finishing second overall. Ocean City Beach Patrol Capt. Brian Booth was proud of the effort and dedication the team members put in all summer long.“Training and competing for Ocean City takes time and energy, day in and day out, and we are so proud of all they have accomplished this summer,” Booth said. Ocean City’s Kevin Perry rides a wave to take second place in the singles row.