first_imgCresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cresta Marakanelo Limited (CRESTA.bw)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileCresta Marakanelo Limited operates in the travel and tourism sector, concentrating on the provision of hotel services to business travellers. In addition to accommodation, Cresta, as part of its services, offers customers restaurants, bars, safari tours, provision of conference facilities, outside catering, as well as other ancillary business activities carried out from the Hotels. In its operations, Cresta derives marketing benefits and support from the use of the “Cresta” brand, through its Management Agreement with Cresta Holdings.last_img read more

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first_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 24th January, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The concept of sustainability, which is often described as meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, has become a big deal in recent years. Aware that the world’s resources are finite, many people are now far more cognisant of the products they buy, the foods they eat, and the transport they use. Interest in sustainable investment strategies – which seek to generate a financial return while also considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors – has increased significantly too. For example, according to Morningstar, in 2019 sustainable investment funds in the US attracted flows of roughly $20.6bn – nearly four times the amount of flows in 2018.5G 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…Wondering how to invest sustainably in the UK? Here’s a look at three different ways to get exposure to sustainable companies. 1. Sustainable investment fundsOne of the easiest ways to invest sustainably is to put your money into an investment fund that has a sustainable focus. These kinds of funds are becoming increasingly prevalent. And many have performed very well in recent years, outperforming the market.For example, the Investec UK Sustainable Equity fund, which was launched in late 2018 and invests in companies that are making a positive contribution to the future of society and the environment, delivered a return 33.6% last year, beating the FTSE 100’s return of 17.3% by a wide margin. Similarly, the Royal London Sustainable Leaders fund, which invests in UK businesses that are are deemed to make a positive contribution to society, outperformed the Footsie significantly as well.Many sustainable investment funds with a global focus did well last year too. For example, the Liontrust Sustainable Future Global Growth fund returned 29.4% for the year, beating the 22.7% return from the MSCI World index comfortably. Meanwhile, the Janus Henderson Global Sustainable Equity did even better, returning 38.7% for the year.These performances suggest that actively-managed funds can be an effective way of investing sustainably.2. Sustainable ETFs and index fundsAn alternative way of investing sustainably, however, is to invest in passively-managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) or index funds that have a sustainable focus. The advantage of these funds is that they are generally cheaper than actively-managed funds.One example here is the UBS ETF (IE) MSCI United Kingdom IMI Socially Responsible UCITS ETF. This ETF returned 22.9% last year. Another example is the Legal & General Ethical Trust, which returned 28.8% in 2019. If you’re looking for global exposure, the iShares Dow Jones Global Sustainability Screened UCITS ETF is a popular choice among investors. This ETF returned 26.3% (USD return) last year.3. Sustainable stocksFinally, I’ll point out that it’s possible to construct your own sustainable investment portfolio by investing in companies that have sustainability at the heart of their philosophies.Examples that come to mind include packaging giant DS Smith, which I own myself and which says that sustainability is the “foundation” of its overall business strategy; and Impax Asset Management, which specialises in sustainable investment management strategies.Do your research, and there’s no reason you can’t construct a robust, sustainable portfolio that has the potential to deliver strong long-term returns. 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! Edward Sheldon owns shares in DS Smith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 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. How to invest in sustainable companies in the UK Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA 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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first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: 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. From 1964 to 2019 Warren Buffett produced a total per-share gain of 2,000,000% in his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. Two million, seven hundred and forty four thousand and sixty-two percent, to be exact.Whether investing through deep recessions, the 1970s oil crisis, or a global pandemic as we have now, Buffett has kept his emotions in check and steadily plugged away.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…He has always bought and held big stakes in the largest companies. They include Coca-Cola, Apple, Amazon and Kraft Heinz. Each of his choices have the same three things in common. And it’s simple to apply this lesson to the now-cheap FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 shares we’re watching.How Warren Buffett investsI don’t have to tell you that FTSE 100 share prices seem like extraordinary bargains right now. Many are trading on P/E ratios in single-digits. You’d have to go back decades to find better value.“We constantly seek to buy businesses that meet three criteria,” he wrote in his 2019 letter to shareholders. “First, they must earn good returns on the net tangible capital required in their operation.”In other words, he picks companies that put cash to practical and valuable use. That means buying out the competition to gain more market share. Or investing in organic growth by streamlining their operations. Or paying out more in dividends to attract new shareholders.“Second, they must be run by able and honest managers,” Buffett wrote. “Finally, they must be available at a sensible price.”I believe certain UK companies have “able and honest” managers, high dividend yields, low debt, and plenty of cash on hand to make it through this market downturn unscathed. I like National Grid, Aviva and Legal & General.How much he makesOver 55 years, the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio returned a compound annual growth rate of 20.3%, compared to 10% from the S&P 500 with all dividends reinvested.In the down years, Warren Buffett underperformed the market. Sometimes by quite a lot. In 1974, his portfolio value was -48.7% while the S&P 500 only lost 28.4%.Did he panic, sell everything and try to reinvest all his cash when the market bounced back? No. He saw the opportunities to buy when stock market prices were lower. He did what he always has done.His best year on record was in 1976, just two years after that crushing loss, when Berkshire Hathaway returned 129.3% while the wider market only brought in 23.6%.The lesson is that if you buy wisely at sensible prices, your good years will more than pay for your bad ones.Keep your wealthInvestors are hurting right now, I get it. My portfolio of well-run, sensible FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares is down by about 21% compared to three weeks ago.Today, you’ll be averaging down instead of up. That is, buying your favourite high-yield, cash generative FTSE 100 businesses at lower share prices than you paid before. In six months, or two years, or four, when the market starts to turn around, that is when you will really start to benefit.The lesson I take away from Warren Buffett is this. It’s not about one week, one month or one year. It’s about all the years put together. Drip feed spare cash into your Stocks and Shares ISA or SIPP to make the most of those years.Then screen out the noise, stay invested and your returns will compound, magnify and multiply. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Warren Buffett knows how FTSE 100 investors can beat the 2020 stock market crash! Tom Rodgers owns shares in Aviva and Legal & General. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Tom Rodgers | Wednesday, 18th March, 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

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first_img Enter Your Email Address Passive income from dividend shares can generate a surprisingly significant amount of money over the long term. So much so, that you might reach a point where you no longer need a job.But investing in the stock market is certainly not without risk. The 2020 market crash demonstrated this, with over 500 UK stocks cutting or suspending dividend payments. And with the market still not fully recovered, there are still many undervalued high-yielding, high-quality stocks.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…Earning reliable passive income from dividend sharesIn order to retire early, passive income from dividends needs to be reliable. After all, there’s no point investing capital in a stock with a high yield if the payments will be cut later on. This is commonly referred to as a ‘yield trap’.Over the years, I’ve found that stocks with a yield higher than 6% typically not sustainable. However, that is not always the case. Finding stocks that pay large sustainable dividends is the key to generating enormous passive income. As such, there are three simple checks I use to identify a yield trap.The first is looking at the level of debt. Is the debt-to-equity ratio higher than 2? Interest fees on debt have a higher priority than dividends. Therefore, a highly leveraged firm may cut dividends during periods of poor performance to keep up with interest payments.Next, I look at the dividend proportion of total profits. If a stock pays out most of its income as dividends (or worse still, borrows to fund the dividend), then there isn’t much left to invest and grow.The final check is looking at the business itself. Are there any major problems that can’t be resolved within a year? If so, then a dividend cut might be approaching.Using dividends to increase your dividendsMost brokers and share-dealing accounts have the option for automatic dividend reinvestment. Simply put, whenever I receive dividends from a stock, the cash is automatically used to buy more shares of the same company. This unlocks the best investing weapon – compounding.By using dividends to buy more shares, the next time a payment is made, the amount I receive is higher as I now own more shares than before. Also, an increased frequency in dividend payments further accelerates the effects of compounding. Therefore, I like to buy shares that pay dividends quarterly.A top dividend share I’d buy todayAnglo Pacific is a royalty-based mining company that I hold in my own portfolio, whose business model I’ve previously explored.It has a dividend yield of 7% at its current share price — a potential yield trap. But a closer look reveals it has only a minor amount of debt and around half of its profits are retained to grow the business. And while there were Covid-related disruptions in the first half of 2020, most of them have now been resolved. It even increased its dividends in 2020, while other mining companies, like Glencore, cancelled them.In my eyes, the stock looks undervalued. And with dividend payments made every quarter, Anglo Pacific looks like a great source of passive income. Zaven Boyrazian | Friday, 8th January, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. How I’d use dividend shares to earn passive income and retire early 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. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Anglo Pacific Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Anglo Pacific. 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. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

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first_img Too many changesIf I was in charge of the playlist at the Millennium Stadium yesterday, I would have found it nigh on impossible not to slip Bowie’s ‘Changes’ on during the pre-match show. With 14 changes in personnel, 15 if you include Liam Williams’ move to fullback, and a complete overall of the team’s tactics, a fluid performance always looked unlikely. Other than the impressive Rhys Priestland and Rhys Webb, not one of the front row, lock, backrow, centre or back three combinations had played together before. And it showed. There were on occasions some fluid moves through the backline, and it is worth remembering that Wales had two tries disallowed, but on the whole Wales struggled in most aspects of the game.Arm-wrestle: Wales v Georgia was an unedifying spectacleWhilst changes to the backline made sense, radical changes to the front five row did not. Georgia are a team that consists of a scrum and a goalkicker, and if you can nullify their scrum you have them beat, yet it was in this area that Wales’ deficiencies were most visibly exposed, with the Welsh pack regularly looking like they had been fed through a car crusher. But despite the poor performance, at least they managed to avoid the sort of defeat that can blight a player’s career. Every player has a career win for which they are most remembered and equally, a career loss. This was very nearly another Western Samoa or Romania for some players – the stench of which would be hard to shift.Rhys Priestland is backFor many in Wales, Rhys Priestland can once again be talked about in the present tense. Although he hadn’t retired from Test rugby, some viewed his move to Bath as the end of his international career. But as anyone who has being watching Priestland at Bath will know, he has been quietly doing the business for the last 18 months. As indeed he did against Georgia. His line-kicking was assured, his passing rapid yet sympathetic and his defence robust – he was the joint top tackler in the backline with seven.Composed: There were several positives to Rhys Priestland’s international returnBut perhaps the most impressive aspect of his performance was his goal kicking. Priestland is a confidence player and when it drops, so too does his goal kicking completion. That was not the case against Georgia, which was made all the more impressive by the fact that his composed performance came amidst, what could have been, an embarrassing defeat. Well played Rhys P.Prop swopProps have long been associated with ‘dark arts’. A selection of poking and prodding antics which which wouldn’t look out of place in a medieval torture chamber. But not satisfied with the hidden dark arts, props are now knowingly or unknowingly involved in a more visible form of skulduggery – passive scrums. During the final minutes of the game against Georgia, Tomas Francis was yellow carded for illegal entry at a ruck – which officially registered a solid 9.8 on the daft-o-meter. During the following minutes, it was adjudged that Leon Brown was unfit to return thereby rendering all scrums from that point as passive – a situation which clearly benefitted Wales at the time. Breakaway: Rhys Webb makes one of the few line-breaks against Georgia LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Not clever: Tomas Francis’ yellow card put Wales in an awkward positionAnecdotally, Brown could be seen warming up on the side-line, ready to come on, but post-match the Welsh coaches made it clear that Brown was unable to return. Whether he was or wasn’t can never be proven, but what can be done is to make it clearer that a player is injured and unable to return to the field of play when they leave, not 20 minutes later, in the heat of the battle, where circumstances can be manipulated to meet a certain outcome. World Rugby need to take a look at this issue before it rears its ugly head in a high-profile game where the outcome will be far more serious.Georgia are good enoughSaturday was the first time that Wales and Georgia have played each other and hopefully it won’t be the last. Armed with a Tier 1 set-piece and goal-kicker they are more than capable of competing with the lower half of Tier 1 nations and with another five to ten years of development, certainly wouldn’t look out of place in an extended Six Nations. You need only look at their core statistics against Wales to see that they are a competent professional outfit.In control: Georgia proved they could compete at the top table of European rugbyThey had 57% of the possession and 56% of the territory – in the second half those numbers swelled to 70% and 75%. Georgia made more line breaks and beat more defenders than Wales. They had near perfect set-piece completion, 100% goal-kicking and turned their own possession over three times less than Wales. Georgia are a real asset and present a great opportunity to grow the game. We should do all that we can to help achieve that.Wales missed their backrow balanceWhilst the scrum issues will have worried the Welsh coaches the most, the problems at the breakdown will probably be next at the list. In all the talk of expansive rugby, a backrow forwards first job is the breakdown and not only to muck up the oppositions ball, but to clean up your possession on the ground. Wales’ ruck speed was very slow on occasions against Georgia and allowed the Georgian’s line speed to cause problems in midfield.center_img Imbalance: Wales did well at the lineout but their backrow balance was off-kilterIt was to be expected. Changing your entire backrow will obviously lead to problems. Other than your halfbacks, no other combination on the field is required to work as closely with each other as the backrow. Josh Navidi and Dan Lydiate both had solid individual performances – Lydiate made 24 tackles for instance – but solid individual performances won’t be enough against New Zealand and that’s a fact. Wales shuffled the pack too vigorously, Rhys Priestland made a welcome return to Test rugby and it was a shambolic end to a poor test. All are covered…last_img read more

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first_imgArchDaily A6 House / gruta.arquitetosSave this projectSaveA6 House / gruta.arquitetos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951136/a6-house-grutrquitetos Clipboard Lead Architect: Design Team:Natasha Neme + Anna Carolina CesarClients:sss+incorporadoraEngineering:Tatsuo KajinoLandscape:Patricia MaliniCollaborators:Siqueira – arquitetura e construçãoCity:BauruCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniel SantoRecommended ProductsFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – TARAFaucetsAXORBathroom Collection – AXOR MontreuxWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. With an area of 220m², the project organizes social, private and service space under a single cover. Two perimeter beams, longitudinal, in reinforced concrete, lead the structure to the ends that, resting on 4 pillars, allow untying between roof and block. The sparse configuration creates the possibility for zenith lighting and integral cross ventilation while the aerial section of one of the beams that crosses the central atrium, blocks direct sunlight to the living environments, allows for sunshine in the pool and garden.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoSave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Daniel SantoThe atrium, placed as an interlocutor between the project’s programs, absorbs the permeability of the areas, decompressing the dense integration in a plot with an area of 360m². The layout of the house’s compartments are interposed by the living area and connected by central and lateral accesses allowing unobstructed path through all areas, filled or idle. There is a concern to dismantle the limits between building and lot, reconfiguring the permeable areas and taking the landscape to the final itinerary of the residence.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Daniel SantoThe materiality printed in the house leads the general context to the uniqueness, enabling dialogue between the elements and discontinuing the spaces with delicacy. The apparent concrete of the structure rests on a block of miracema stones and on gray metallic panels, allowing clarity in the perception of architectural elements and how they behave within the integrality of the project.Save this picture!© Daniel SantoProject gallerySee allShow lessCromwell Place Exhibition and Working Space / Buckley Gray YeomanSelected Projects7 Louisiana Channel Interviews Exploring the Architecture, Thoughts and Design Value…Architecture News Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Daniel Santo+ 33Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Photographs Paulo Renato Lemes da Silva CopyHouses, House Interiors•Bauru, Brazil CopyAbout this officegruta.arquitetosOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsBauruBrazilPublished on November 29, 2020Cite: “A6 House / gruta.arquitetos” [Casa A6 / gruta.arquitetos] 29 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore 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 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Baurupisos, Coifas Hidrolar, Ecoportinari, Hunter Douglas, Insttec, JM Pisos, Pormade 2020 A6 House / gruta.arquitetos Year:  Brazil Houses Photographs:  Daniel Santo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: gruta.arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951136/a6-house-grutrquitetos Clipboard Projects Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

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first_img RSF_en Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill News NepalAsia – Pacific News May 29, 2019 Find out more Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage Receive email alerts NepalAsia – Pacific Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story 07.08.2002Journalist Kishor Shrestha has said that his arrest on charges of libel was just a pretext and that, while being interrogated, a police officer threatened him with reprisals if he continued to write about the death in detention of Krishna Sen, editor of the pro-Maoist publication Janadesh. Itwas Shrestha’s publication Jana Aastha which, citing unidentified confidential sources, first reported that Krisha Sen had died while under torture by the country’s security forces. The authorities continue to deny his death. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a commission of enquiry sent a report on the case to the Minister of Interior at the end of July, but its findings have not yet been published._________________________________________________________________Kishor Shrestha, managing editor of the Nepalese weekly Jana Aastha and Bishnu Gimire, managing editor of the daily Janapraha were arrested on 4 August and freed the next day by police in Katmandu.Shrestha was accused of publishing “defamatory news” while Ghimire was accused of using his newspaper for blackmail.”Once again the authorities are misusing powers under the state of emergency to mount a witch-hunt against journalists. These latest arrests have but one aim, which is to intimidate a critical press”, said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders, in a letter to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The organisation urged him to bring a halt to arrests of journalists and to immediately free those imprisoned in connection with their work.Reporters Without Borders pointed out that more journalists are in prison in Nepal than in any other country in the world.According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, Kishor Shrestha, managing editor of the extreme left-wing weekly Jana Aastha (The People’s faith) was arrested by police on 4 August 2002 at his office in Katmandu and then taken to a police post at Hanumandhoka. After announcing that he could be charged with “defamation” the police released him after 24 hours in detention.His newspaper had published an article accusing a senior police detective, Ram Chandra Khanal, of corruption. The newspaper also carried news of the death in detention of journalist Krishna Sen. Managing editor of the daily Janapraha Bishnu Ghimire was arrested on an accusation of extortion against the owner of a restaurant. He was also released on 5 August.The release of the two editors followed pressure from journalist organisations, including the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, which on 4 July began a campaign against press freedom violations. On 2 August most Nepalese newspapers published a blank page in the place of their usual editorial pages to protest at the harassment of the press and to demand the setting up of a government commission to investigate cases of mal-treatment of journalists.center_img News Follow the news on Nepal Organisation News May 17, 2019 Find out more June 8, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders urges Nepalese premier to halt arrests of journalists Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 26, 2021 x2VOL Receives District Administration’s Top EdTech Products of 2020 Award COMFORT, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 26, 2021– x2VOL by intelliVOL receives District Administration’s Top EdTech Products of 2020 award. x2VOL is the leading service tracking and reporting platform in K-12 education, has received numerous Top Product Awards from District Administration in the past including awards in 2011, 2012, and 2014. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005360/en/ “We are honored to receive recognition from District Administration once again,” said Michele Pitman, Founder and CEO of intelliVOL. “Our goal is to continuously develop our platform to ensure schools across the country can engage their students in meaningful service, while students develop socially and emotionally from the service they are doing.” As schools across the country look for student outcomes such as social-emotional development, personal growth and responsibility, districts continue to establish service learning and community service programs. x2VOL supports schools across the country in these student outcomes by being one online location where students can search for opportunities, log service hours and experiences, write reflections, and leverage their experience and growth. x2VOL is a versatile and customizable platform allowing administrators to set goals and track service hours and experiences along with internship hours, work-based learning hours, CTE, and more. Students using x2VOL have more than 50 million approved service hours generating an economic impact of $1.25B. Even during COVID-19, students continued to notice needs in their communities and serve others in online and socially distant ways. x2VOL will be hosting a demo of the platform during District Administration’s FETC virtual event on January 28, 2021. Click here to learn more. To learn more about x2VOL and how to take service tracking online, view the x2VOL demo. About intelliVOL x2VOL by intelliVOL is an award-winning tracking and reporting platform for student service hours used by private and public schools and districts nationwide to customize service goals, centralize service hours, and provide diverse service opportunities. x2VOL provides students with an online and mobile way to track and report service hours specific to the goals of their school while engaging them with local nonprofits. Service records are authenticated and verified for each student and can be attached to their college applications, scholarship applications, or resumes. x2VOL is the most widely used service tracking and reporting platform in K-12 education with 50 million approved service hours, generating a $1.25B economic impact. Learn more atx2VOL.comor [email protected] *Economic impact and cost of volunteer time sourced from Independent Sector. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005360/en/ Michele Pitman,[email protected], 214-669-2083 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY PRIMARY/SECONDARY SOURCE: intelliVOL Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/26/2021 12:10 PM/DISC: 01/26/2021 12:11 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005360/en TAGS  Local NewsBusiness WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleInsights on the Multimode Optical Fiber Global Market to 2026 – Opportunity Analysis for New Entrants – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articlePepsiCo goes Beyond Meat in new partnership Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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first_img Previous articlePlans for wind farm in Ardara rejectedNext articleLetterkenny Institute of Technology New Entrant Sports Scholarships. admin Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today The President of Letterkenny Institute of Technology says while funding remains an issue for the college, there is no reason for anyone to be concerned and there is no question of services being compromised.Paul Hannigan was speaking after the CEO of the Higher Education Authority Tom Boland told the Public Accounts Committee that five Institutes of Technology, including Letterkenny, were financially vulnerable.Mr Hannigan says the financial pressure on the college has been there for several years, priompting the debate over the future of the Killybegs campus.He says LYIT continues to make a vital contribution to Donegal and the North West, despite a significant fall in the level of government funding.That, he says, is the key problem:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/paulh1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – September 25, 2015 Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Funding still an issue for Letterkenny Institute of Technology NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+center_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterestlast_img read more

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first_imgNews Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Donegal to be part of the country’s largest EU constituency By News Highland – September 26, 2013 Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleUpdate: Man who died in Derryveagh mountains namedNext articleMc Monagle questions CSO crime statistics News Highland Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Donegal will form part of the largest constituency in the county in next years European elections.The Midlands Northwest constituency will include 16 counties with four seats.It will be made up of Donegal, Cavan, Galway, Kildare, Laois, Leitrim, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Rosscommon, Sligo and Westmeath.Sitting Northwest MEP, Pat the Cope Gallagher stopped short of welcoming the new constituency, but he says the boundary committee had no other option:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/copeboundary.mp3[/podcast]And regarding whether or not he will run in next years European Elections, Pat the Cope Gallagher said he has not made any decisions yet…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/copefuture.mp3[/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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