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Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc 2005 Abridged Report

first_imgTaj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2005 abridged results.For more information about Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc (PMODZI.zm)  2005 abridged results.Company ProfileTaj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is a leading hospitality company in Zambia, offering five-star accommodation and facilities for individual and business travellers. The company owns and operates Taj Pamodzi Hotel which is based in the central business district of Lusaka, and conveniently located to the international airport. The hotel boasts 193 luxury rooms, five meeting rooms and a selection of restaurants. The luxury hotel also has onsite a fully-equipped health and fitness centre with a heated swimming pool, a wellness and beauty spa, medical clinic, hair salon and florist. Taj Pamodzi Hotels Plc is a subsidiary of Tata Zambia Limited, an international automobile assembly and distributor company. Taj Pamodzi Hotel Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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CAFCA Limited 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgCAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAFCA Limited (CAFCA.zw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileCAFCA manufactures and supplies cable and allied products for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy and telecommunication. Its primary market is Southern and Central Africa, although it has an export footprint that extends to parts of Europe, including Russia. The company prides itself in manufacturing over 900 cabling products to British, South African and Zimbabwe quality standards, including 11KV XLPE cables. CAFCA Limited recovers decommissioned cables for recycling; and supplies telecommunication cable ranging from indoor cable to underground cable and aerial self-supporting cable. Established in 1947, CAFCA is a subsidiary of CBi Electric African Cables (South Africa) which is owned by Reunert Limited (South Africa). CAFCA listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange; Johannesburg Stock Exchange and London Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Mauritius Cosmetics Limited (MCOS.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Cosmetics Limited (MCOS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Cosmetics Limited (MCOS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Cosmetics Limited (MCOS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Cosmetics Limited (MCOS.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Cosmetics Limited is based in Mauritius and is involved in the production of toothpaste, related cosmetic products as well as furniture care products. The company manufactures and distributes its products under the brand names Yves Rocher, Blaise Mautin, Azzaro, and Clarins just to name a few. Mauritius Cosmetics Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Forget offers to switch banks! I see this as a much easier way to make money

first_img Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell and Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended PayPal Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and recommends the following options: short January 2020 $97 calls on PayPal Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. 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 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Forget offers to switch banks! I see this as a much easier way to make money Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 11th January, 2020 In the current low-interest-rate environment, everyone is looking for new ways to earn some extra money. Switching bank accounts in order to pick up cash bonuses is one strategy that has become popular. The problem with switching bank accounts for cash bonuses, however, is that it’s a hassle. Even if the new bank takes care of moving over all your direct debits and standing orders, you’re probably still likely to experience issues at some stage. For example, if you have a PayPal account or you use an FX company to send money internationally, you’ll need to set up your new bank details.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 addition, there are likely to be terms and conditions associated with the cash bonus. To obtain HSBC’s current bonus of £175, for example, you’ll need to open an HSBC Advance account and pay in £1,750 per month.Finally, I’ll point out that switching banks for cash bonuses is not a sustainable way of making extra money. It may provide you with a quick hundred quid or so, but it’s not a long-term wealth generation strategy.Build your wealth with dividendsIf you’re serious about boosting your wealth, I’d forget about short-term ‘hacks’ such as switching bank accounts, and instead, focus on proven wealth generation strategies. Investing some money in solid FTSE 100 dividend-paying companies could be a good strategy to consider.When you invest in dividend-paying companies, you get to enjoy a share of company profits, several times per year, in the form of a cash dividend. It’s an easy way to make money – you get paid on a regular basis for doing absolutely nothing.What’s more, some of the dividend yields offered by FTSE 100 companies are very attractive compared to bank interest rates. For example, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell currently sports a dividend yield of around 6.2%, while financial services group Legal & General offers a yield of about 6.1%. Invest £1,000 in these companies and you’re potentially looking at dividend income of over £60 per year.A ticket to financial independenceYet the best thing about dividend investing, in my view, is that it allows you to compound your money, which is ultimately the key to building wealth. Reinvest your dividends, and you’ll pick up more shares, which will get you more dividends in the future.Build up a decent dividend income stream (which could be tax-free if your dividend stocks are held in an ISA), and you could potentially retire, and live off your dividend income.Risks to considerOf course, it’s important to be aware of the risks of investing in dividend-paying companies. In the short term, share prices rise and fall, meaning you may not get back what you invested. It’s generally recommended that you invest in shares for at least five years. Dividends are also not guaranteed.All things considered though, dividend investing can be a great way to build up your wealth. It really is an effortless way to generate a passive income stream. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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Stock market crash: I’d invest £20,000 in a Stocks and Shares ISA today to make a million

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Stock market crash: I’d invest £20,000 in a Stocks and Shares ISA today to make a million Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The stock market crash has presented a relatively infrequent opportunity for investors to buy undervalued FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Over time, they have the potential to not only recover from the stock market’s recent decline, but to produce high returns that could even lead to a seven-figure portfolio.As such, now could be the right time to invest £20k, or any other amount, in high-quality businesses that have the potential to produce high returns as the stock market recovers.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…Making a million from a stock market crashThe 2020 stock market crash is likely to have left many investors feeling disappointed with the performance of their portfolio. They are likely to be experiencing paper losses in some cases, which may cause them to doubt whether the stock market offers the potential to deliver a portfolio valued at over £1m.However, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 declines of recent months present an opportunity to increase your chances of generating strong returns in the long run. They have caused many shares to trade on low valuations. In some cases, they are warranted due to the ongoing challenges faced by numerous industries that could negatively impact on financial performances for a sustained period of time. But in other cases, there are high-quality businesses currently trading at low prices simply because investor sentiment towards risky assets is weak.Therefore, investors who can look beyond the recent disappointment of a stock market crash and instead focus on its recovery prospects may be able to generate high returns from buying undervalued shares in the coming years.Investing in a Stocks and Shares ISAOpening a Stocks and Shares ISA soon after a market crash may not seem to be a logical approach for many investors. They may instead focus their capital on other assets, such as cash and bonds, that offer lower risks.However, investing through a Stocks and Shares ISA could improve your chances of making a million. All investments held within it are not subject to tax. For a long-term investor, this could save a significant amount of money in tax payments – especially since tax rises may be on the horizon as the UK’s deficit has increased following coronavirus.A Stocks and Shares ISA also offers flexibility, in terms of withdrawals being allowed at any time without penalty. This may make budgeting easier for a range of investors in different situations. And, with an annual ISA allowance of £20k, it is likely to be sufficiently large for most investors who are seeking to capitalise on low valuations after the market crash. Doing so could boost your financial outlook, and help to increase your chances of making a million over the coming years. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

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Time to tweak the TMO at this Rugby World Cup?

first_img By Mark CoughlanSo the World Cup has started, and it was an alarming opening weekend for South Africa, and a great one for England. For Wales, meanwhile, the jury remains out, especially on that forward pass.We’re talking, of course, about the officials – and in particular, the use of the TMO. The South African combination of referee Jaco Peyper and TMO Shaun Veldsman at Friday night’s opening encounter combined to rule on six different on-field decision. Six! The first half alone took 50 minutes, for pity’s sake. The toilets at Twickenham will rarely have felt such a brutal rush once the half-time whistle went (without any need for video clarification, thankfully).Waiting game: Referee Jaco Peyper spent a lot of time waiting for the TMO’s decisionOkay, we want the right judgments, but it’s the speed of the calls that can puncture an atmosphere in no time. Well, in a lot of time, but you get the point. And don’t even get me started on calls being reversed because of a TV director happening to show a certain angle before a conversion is taken.On Sunday, Wayne Barnes gave a textbook lesson in how to use the TMO, and it is something World Rugby need to show to other officials. He spoke to his man upstairs while the game was still flowing, and only stopped the game once, to check that Richie McCaw’s boot had strayed. “Can you check that pass/tackle?” became a popular refrain, even while Barnes was still watching the play unfold in front of him. New Zealand might not be a fan, but Barnes was the perfect tonic to some of the TMO tyros around him. Even the crowd showed their appreciation when he sent McCaw to the bin, with a Simpsons-inspired chorus of Boo-arnes greeting the decision.Sensible reffing: Wayne Barnes let the game flow while he checked with his TMO for decisionsWith so much at stake, and such marginal calls making such a major impact, it’s no wonder that the men in the middle rely so much on the video replays afforded them, but for me, something has to change in order to save our game. Rugby fans love to laugh at football’s slow acceptance of video technology, but surely it is time for our own game to look elsewhere for inspiration? Several times over the weekend, there seemed like an interminable wait for a TMO’s decision, that stunted the natural ebb and flow of the game. Wayne Barnes showed the way forward LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Close call: Nikola Matawalu nearly scored one of the tries of the tournament A combination of cricket and NFL could help the game move forward without avoiding the obvious need to use this technology. Cricket allows the captain to make up to two unsuccessful reviews per innings, and is surely something rugby can look at. Imagine the ball goes dead, then Jonny May trots over to Chris Robshaw and tells him he was upended in a tackle. Refer, check upstairs, correct decision and England don’t lose an appeal. Even better, the atmosphere isn’t affected because instead of the referee’s call, it is almost Robshaw’s decision to make the call. If May feels it was marginal, we move on just in case it means a lost appeal. With citing commissioners floating around, foul play will be punished in the end anyway.Juggling: Noa Nakaitaci loses control of the ball leading to a long TMO delayTaking things one step further, what about the NFL perogative that the officials have 60 seconds to rule on a coach’s challenge? Once the referee thinks a try has been scored (and neither captain is going to appeal), there could be a limit on their own referral time. “I think it was held up – you have 60 seconds to prove me wrong, or else I’m giving a scrum”.Whatever the right route to take, one thing is certain – the situation we saw with the Nikola Matawalu and Noa Nakaitaci efforts make a shambles of our sport. Owen Farrell said over the weekend that he would drop kick a conversion as quickly as possible if it meant the referee could no longer change his mind.When our game has come to that stage, something has gone seriously wrong. Or has it? Let me just check the big screens…last_img read more

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Chiefs vs Highlanders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6

first_imgMonday Mar 25, 2013 Chiefs vs Highlanders Highlights – Super Rugby Round 6 Catch up on highlights of the Chiefs vs Highlanders game from Round 6 of Super Rugby 2013Time: 5:00Credit: nzlrugbyvidsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2013 Related Articles 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs celebrate Super Rugby victory… 410 WEEKS AGO The Chiefs go back-to-back with Super Rugby… 411 WEEKS AGO Brumbies snatch victory from Bulls to reach… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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Ants’ House / Espegel – Fisac

first_imgArchitects: Espegel – Fisac Area Area of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeEspegel – FisacOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasCollado Villalba3D ModelingHousesSpainPublished on June 29, 2012Cite: “Ants’ House / Espegel – Fisac” 29 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Ants’ House / Espegel – Fisac ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/249305/ants-house-espegel-fisac Clipboard Spain ArchDaily Photographs:  Joaquín Mosquera Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Year:  CopyHouses•Collado Villalba, Spain 2010 Photographs Save this picture!© Joaquín Mosquera+ 28 Share Ants’ House / Espegel – FisacSave this projectSaveAnts’ House / Espegel – Fisac Manufacturers: Technal, Corian® Design, Duravit, Fiora, Grohe, Guardian Glass, Pladur, Polytherm, Santa & Cole, Secrisa, Viessmann, Ytong, Aquasoul, Intemper, Resinas Siresa, Sonnenkraft, Tarparq, WISAProject Architects:Carmen Espegel Alonso, Concha Fisac de RonProject Team:Cristina Hernández Vicario, Laia Lafuente García-Valdecasas, Isabel Camacho Bretones, Lucila Urda PeñaCity:Collado VillalbaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. The Ants’ House is formally conceived considering the surrounding environment and its location on a large plot in the Manzanares Park, immersed in the mountains near Madrid.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22PartitionsJansenGlass Partitions – Janisol Folding WallThe house is meant to dominate the vast natural world which lies beyond its entrance. Its shape is designed by nature. Just like an outstretched hand, the house works its way through the almond trees reaching out from in between the branches, reaching towards different spaces and lights effects.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraIts location, on the southern slope of the mountains, gives the house favourable climatic and environmental features. The climate of the mountains of Madrid, with mild Winters and pleasantly warm Summers, combines cold temperatures with plenty of sunshine during the Winter and cool nights in the Summer, making it an ideal location for bioclimatic design.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe location, combines two basic conditions: proximity to an urban centre and ease of access, as well as the pleasure of the mountains and the natural surroundings. Dualism is also present in the house: nature vs man-made.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe house is a two level building with a concrete staircase located in a central position. The ground floor, which adapts to the sloped ground through a wide ramp, is a large open space which has different functions: a reading zone, a fireplace, a socialising area, an outward view towards the patio, a service area which comprises the kitchen, as well as the laundry, storage and facilities. This single space extends as far as the South Terrace, it borders with the swimming pool and a large almond tree, and eventually ends under the span of a concrete slab, in a covered outdoor dining area.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe first floor, built over part of the lower one, hosts a guestroom in the cantilever over the outdoor dining area, a  bedroom for the children with a large playroom, and the master bedroom with a mezzanine which creates a canopy over the bed and provides a view over the Northern mountains.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraLastly, the great spanned structure, is closed by a concrete slabs and walls, wrapped in a translucent glass skin protected from the western sun by aluminum slats.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraBecause of its shape, the house acts as a “solar funnel” with a high degree of passive solar collection, with openings towards the South and West, whereas the more contained size and profile facing North prevents excessive heat loss, typical of this orientation. The southern sun, warm in the Winter and harmless in the Summer, is what the building captures most. The western sun, less intense and milder in the Winter and horizontal but hot in the Summer, is controlled by tiltable external sunshades.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraDuring the Winter the heat intake is achieved by direct solar gain in areas with a southern exposure, and by the indirect contribution of solar collectors on the roof as well as floor heating in the internal zones. During the night maximum insulation is required from the glazing, this is achieved by enclosing its perimeter with velvet curtains. Extra power support is provided by a gas boiler and a fireplace located in the reading area which can benefit from this radiation.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraIn the Summer, intense southern sun is screened by protecting the façades with the upper floor cantilever, and the Western façade is protected by adjustable horizontal aluminum slats on a swing frame. The inside temperature is lowered by using Gravent type windows, which provide permanent cross ventilation: they are installed in the upper parts of the glass panes in the living room and master bedroom. The system can extract heat and cool off the roof during the Summer months, while the large blade fans, hanging from the concrete slab, work at low speed to unlay the hot air in the Winter and provide cool in the Summer. The insulation of the wide terrace surface is obtained by a permanent vegetative cover, which reduces the heat  of the sun by evapotranspiration.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe property has a radiant floor heating system with zonal thermostatic regulation: the main contribution comes from the solar energy captured over a 16 m2 area of ​​ vacuum tube collectors. The energy for radiant floor heating  is stored in a  750 litre tank with double insulation, with an additional 300 liters for hot water [ACS]. Further heating support consists in a natural gas mixed-use boiler.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraIn absence of occupants, solar heat is primarily used to temper the space and maintain the fixed temperature setpoint. This heat will circulate through the radiant floor as long as the storage temperature is at 30 °C  or until it falls to 25 °C. When the temperature exceeds the interior setpoint, circulation will be deactivated, producing an increase in the accumulation temperature up to 50 °C. Whenever the accumulation temperature exceeds the temperature limit, heat is redirected to the swimming pool which is equipped with a thermal cover to prevent temperature loss. This allows the bathing season to be extended by at least two months before and after the Summer, and also increases the life of the collectors.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe blind façades of the house have been wrapped in an outer layer of stadip 5+5 mm glass with translucent butyral held by a horizontal steel substructure fixed to the reinforced concrete walls or to the light cellular concrete blocks using anchorage elements which create  a vertical ventilation air chamber. The insulation used in these walls is an 8 cm rock wool layer plugged to the outside of the 30 cm concrete wall.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraAll The carpentry and glazing have high insulation and low emissivity properties. The insulated carpentry has been provided with the Climaplus (8/16/5+5) double glazing, which consists of an inner Planitherm layer and an outer Planilux layer and an argon gas filled  air chamber. Coloured glass has been used in some cases, as in the entrance hall and the courtyard, to convey a sense of artificiality.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraDue to the large glazed areas of the house, a heavy structure of reinforced concrete walls and slabs was chosen to achieve high thermal inertia throughout the building:  this, together with the concrete floor, increases the efficiency of floor heating.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraNo cooling system has been necessary thanks to the correct bioclimatic design.Save this picture!© Joaquín MosqueraThe architecture of the house spreads over the plot using small, low intensity settlements: lightning sticks provided with photovoltaic cells, large circular flowerbeds, insulated flooring concrete circular slabs resting on natural ground, wood staircases, which give rhythm to the natural surroundings.Save this picture!First Floor Plan 01Project gallerySee allShow lessSteven Holl reveals Design Concept for Maggie’s BartsArticles2012 MASterworks AwardsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/249305/ants-house-espegel-fisac Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

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CAF campaign asks consumers to ditch unused subscriptions & donate the cash

first_img Charities Aid Foundation is calling on consumers to stop wasting money on unwanted subscriptions and donate some of the cash to charities instead.CAF’s new Ditch the Deals campaign highlights the £800m UK consumers spent on unwanted subscriptions over the last 12 months, and calls on consumers to steer clear of signing up to free trials that can end up costing them hundreds of pounds and consider alternative ways of spending their money.YouGov data shows that almost half of UK consumers (47%) have accidentally signed up for an annual subscription because they forgot or were unable to cancel, to a tune of £800m in the last 12 months, with one in eight having done it at least twice in the past year. Another one in eight people paid for their unwanted subscription for over four months before cancelling it, while almost a quarter (23%) paid for two to three months, with just under a half (48%) cancelling within a month.Two percent (around a million people) have paid £200 or more for a rolling subscription they didn’t want.CAF is suggesting alternatives such as:Providing support and training for six refugees – under £200 will pay for six cookery classes from Migrateful, taught by a refugee, asylum seeker or isolated migrant. This social enterprise offers language and skills training to their chefs, as well as a source of incomeGiving two vulnerable families a couple of goats each – a source of milk, meat and long-term income, via Save the Children.Building toilets in the developing world – less than £200 will pay for a mason to construct three personal toilets for families who need them, via WaterAid.CAF’s Caroline Mallan said:“We’ve all been lured in by the free trial deals and become stuck with services we don’t even us. With consumers wasting an eye-watering £800m on these deals, we wondered if people would rather see some of that money put to better use?” Advertisement CAF campaign asks consumers to ditch unused subscriptions & donate the cash Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics  281 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 23 September 2019 | Newscenter_img  282 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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Paramilitaries try to kidnap radio station’s news editor

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts to go further Organisation ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Colombia RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders today roundly condemned the attempted kidnapping of Pedro Cárdenas of radio RCN Honda by presumed members of the paramilitary United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) on 12 March in the town of Honda, 200 km. west of Bogota in Tolima department.”We reiterate our call to all the armed groups to respect journalists,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said. “This kidnapping attempt is particularly worrying as it raises question about the existence of links between the AUC and local business and political leaders,” Ménard added.A total of 83 journalists have been abducted or detained by illegal armed groups since 1997. Because of the AUC’s repeated attacks on press freedom, its military chief Carlos Castaño is on the Reporters Without Borders worldwide list of predators of press freedom.A man turned up at Cárdenas’ home on 12 March and forced Cárdenas come with him on his motorcycle. They joined up with two other men who were waiting in a taxi. The first man then introduced himself as the AUC “No. 2 commander” in the region and told Cárdenas they wanted to question him about some of the “details” of his news reports. They drove out of the town with Cárdenas but were stopped by police in a patrol car who arrested the abductors. Since then, Cárdenas has been holed up in his home, protected by the police. He has been advised to leave the region if not the country.Nine days earlier, on 3 March, Cárdenas received a visit from two men on a motorcycle who, without identifying themselves, told him to give up his radio job, stop criticising the municipal council and never again mention Alcanos de Colombia. This is a company that was awarded a gas concession by the town hall which was considered questionable by Cárdenas.Cárdenas has been RCN Honda’s news director for a year and a half. He also presents a daily phone-in programme called “Community voice” and a “Neighbourhood news programme” in which he analyses local news. In both programmes, Cárdenas has often criticised the municipal government and reported on alleged corruption.In November 2000, when he was a correspondent with Radio Lumbi, Cárdenas had to leave Tolima department and then the country after receiving threats. He had been investigating cases of corruption as well as reporting on the AUC’s arrival in the region. He returned to Tolima at the end of 2001 to take up his job with RCN Honda.center_img Reports News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News March 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Paramilitaries try to kidnap radio station’s news editor May 13, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more