NCBA Group PLC ( Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about NCBA Group PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Hargreaves Lansdown investors are buying Aston Martin shares. Should I buy too?

first_imgHargreaves Lansdown investors are buying Aston Martin shares. Should I buy too? 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. Image source: Aston Martin 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Enter Your Email Address Like this one… Aston Martin (LSE: AML) shares are getting a fair bit of attention right now. Last week, AML was the fifth most bought stock on Hargreaves Lansdown.Should I buy the stock for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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…Aston Martin’s share price is risingAston Martin has had a torrid time since it floated around two years ago. Last year, the luxury car group generated a net loss of £126m. This year, it’s on track to post a net loss of more than £250m. As a result of this poor financial performance, its share price has been crushed.However, the outlook appears to be improving. In late October, the group told investors it had expanded and enhanced its strategic cooperation agreement with long-term partner, supplier, and shareholder Mercedes-Benz AG.This deal – which will see Mercedes-Benz become one of Aston Martin’s largest shareholders – will provide access to a range of world-class technologies, including powertrain architecture (for conventional, hybrid, and electric vehicles) for all product launches through to 2027. It will also remove the costs and risks associated with developing these technologies, enabling Aston Martin to focus its investment in other areas and expand its product portfolio.The board appears to be pretty excited about the deal. “This is a transformational moment for Aston Martin,” commented chairman Lawrence Stroll. “This is truly game-changing,” he added.On top of this, Aston Martin has developed a new business plan. It’s now targeting revenue of around £2bn and adjusted EBITDA of approximately £500m by 2024/25. This reflects the Mercedes-Benz technology agreement and the delivery of “new, compelling vehicles” to achieve these growth ambitions. The plan will be underpinned by the group’s recent financing which has strengthened the balance sheet and improved liquidity.Aston Martin shares: should I buy?The Mercedes-Benz deal certainly looks promising, in my view. Some investors believe it could break the boom-and-bust cycle that Aston Martin has experienced for so long (the company has gone bankrupt seven times).I’d want to see some evidence of progress before buying the stock, however. This is a company with a very poor track record. In four out of the last five years, it has generated a net loss. And, as mentioned earlier, analysts expect sizeable losses this year and next too.Meanwhile, Aston Martin has many other ‘low-quality’ attributes that concern me. For example, it has a substantial amount of debt on its balance sheet. At 30 September, net debt was £870m. This is rather worrying, particularly when you consider the company isn’t making any money. Also, the company doesn’t pay a dividend. I also think Aston Martin has its work cut out to achieve its new business plan. Over the last three years, revenue has averaged £985m. This year, analysts forecast revenue of £652. Achieving a top line of £2bn in just a few years isn’t going to be easy.Share price upside?Aston Martin’s market-cap is currently just £1.3bn. If the company can show signs of progress, the share price could rise.However, given AML’s poor track record, I’m not going to buy the stock. I prefer to invest in high-quality companies with strong track records. All things considered, I think there are better growth stocks to buy right now. 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” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: AML last_img read more

‘Recobrar el evangelio de la paz’, un principio que se…

first_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY ‘Recobrar el evangelio de la paz’, un principio que se define en Oklahoma City Los participantes en el evento en contra de la violencia entran en la Semana Santa al tiempo que ocurren nuevos hechos de violencia armada Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori lee las intenciones de los asistentes a la conferencia que aparecen colocados en cruz durante la eucaristía de clausura de ‘Recobrar el Evangelio de la Paz’ en la catedral de San Pablo de Oklahoma City. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.[Episcopal News Service – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma] Después de casi tres días de aprendizaje y oración acerca de cómo revertir la epidémica ola de violencia en el mundo, los participantes de la reunión Recobrar el Evangelio de la Paz  se fueron de aquí al comienzo de la Semana Santa mientras otra agresión con armas de fuego tenía lugar en Estados Unidos.A Frazier Glenn Cross, de 73 años y vecino de Aurora, Misurí, se le acusa de matar a tres personas en dos tiroteos diferentes que tuvieron lugar el 13 de abril en Overland Park, Kansas, uno en el Centro de la Comunidad Judía del área metropolitana de Kansas City y el otro en un estacionamiento de Village Shalom, una comunidad de personas de la tercera edad a un par de kilómetros de distancia. Cross es un ex líder del Ku Klux Klan con un historial de antisemitismo y racismo, según el Centro de Derecho Social del Sur, una organización de derechos civiles que le sigue la pista a agrupaciones motivadas por el odio.El Templo Israel y la iglesia episcopal de Santo Tomás Apóstol [St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church] en Overland Park re reunieron en Santo Tomás la noche de la balacera para un oficio de vigilia por aquellos que han sido afectados por la violencia.“Sé que están juntos en el Cielo”, dijo Mindy Corporon en la vigilia. Ella es la hija del asesinado William Lewis Corporon y madre de Reat Griffin Underwood, de 14 años, que resultó muerto a tiros junto con su abuelo.El nombre de la tercera víctima fatal, una mujer, no se ha dado a conocer aún.“No hay palabras, pero palabras es todo lo que tenemos”, dijo Dean Wolfe, obispo de Kansas, a los reunidos.Y, al final de la reunión de Recobrar el Evangelio de la Paz, el 11 de abril, el obispo Eugene Sutton, de la Diócesis de Maryland, les dijo a los participantes que “por hablar, mucho puede suceder”.Dos mujeres que han experimentado la violencia espantosa y su secuelas sentaron la pauta el día de la clausura de la reunión.La Rda. Kathie Adams-Shepherd, rectora de la iglesia episcopal de la Trinidad, en Newtown, Connecticut, dirigió la reflexión el 11 de abril y habló sobre la experiencia de su parroquia, el 14 de diciembre de 2012, de la masacre ocurrida en la vecina escuela primaria de Sandy Hook. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.“Estoy aquí en esta mañana porque la violencia que les quita la vida a los amados hijos de Dios todos los días en todas partes de nuestro país y de nuestro mundo nos visitó en su horrenda y trágica pérdida en el apacible suburbio de Newtown, Connecticut, el 14 de diciembre de 2012”, dijo la Rda. Katie Adams-Shepherd, rectora de la iglesia episcopal de La Trinidad [Trinity Episcopal Church] en Newtown, Connecticut, durante el culto matutino.“Veintiocho vidas, violenta y trágicamente truncadas por un hombre mentalmente enfermo que tuvo acceso a las armas y a cargadores de gran capacidad que simplemente él nunca debió haber tenido a su disposición, cuando debió haber tenido acceso más bien a la atención y el apoyo que sostienen la salud mental”, afirmó.“Nosotros en Newtown estamos muy conscientes de que hemos pasado a formar parte del mundo que padece inmisericordemente de la violencia y el terrorismo”.En la secuela a la masacre de la Escuela Primaria de Sandy Hook, el mundo se enteró y la tragedia sirvió como un “momento crítico” para las personas de fe, agregó ella.“Es una parte muy importante del proceso de restauración para todas las personas afectadas por la violencia y por la muerte violenta que nos congreguemos, provenientes de todas las formas de vida y de fe, de creencias y de perspectivas para buscar una vía, o múltiples vías, para vivir como co-misioneros de Dios”, afirmó Adams-Shepherd.“Lamento que tuviera que ocurrir esta tragedia en una comunidad solvente en uno de los condados más ricos de un país del primer mundo para animarnos siquiera lo bastante como para sostener diálogos como éste”, dijo Adams-Shepherd. “Las muertes horribles y violentas de nuestros hermanos y hermanas y de nuestros niños en todo el mundo durante todos estos años debieron haber sido igualmente persuasivas”.En los 16 meses que siguieron a la masacre, Adams-Shepherd dijo que su comunidad había llegado a comprometerse más con otros en todo el mundo, en Oklahoma, en Colorado, en Sudán del Sur y en El Salvador, comunidades que han sufrido de muertes violentas, ya sea como resultado de desastres naturales o marcadas por la realidad de la vida diaria.Melissa McLawhorn Houston, sobreviviente del atentado de Okalhoma City, compartió su historia con el grupo. Houston participa en el programa ‘En Primera Persona: Historias de Esperanza’ del Monumento Nacional y Museo de Oklahoma City. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Melissa McLawhorn Houston también ha transformado su experiencia de la muerte violenta como un modo de ayudar a otros en todo el mundo a enfrentarse con eventos semejantes. Ella sobrevivió a la explosión del edificio federal Alfred P. Murrah de Oklahoma City el 19 de abril de 1995. Ese día, durante la Semana Santa, hace casi 20 años, tuvo lugar una acción terrorista que le costó la vida a 168 personas y lesionó a otras 600. Una de las primeras tragedias en lo que ha llegado a convertirse en una epidemia de violencia en Estados Unidos.Houston y otros sobrevivientes del atentado cuentan sus historias a los visitantes del Monumento Nacional y Museo de Oklahoma City y a personas que han sido víctimas de violencia, entre ellos los [sobrevivientes] de la bomba y la balacera de 2011 en Noruega que dejó cerca de 100 personas muertas.“Uno de los mayores ingredientes que hemos visto en los terroristas es una falta de esperanza”, dijo Houston a los participantes de ‘Recobrar el Evangelio’ durante una visita al museo. “Si uno no tiene su propio sentido de esperanza para su propia vida, es ahí el punto de partida de muchas de esas cosas”.Houston, que pasó 10 años trabajando para la Oficina de Seguridad Nacional en Oklahoma luego del atentado al edificio Murrah y que ahora trabaja como jefa de personal del secretario de justicia del estado, dijo que había tenido que elegir cómo responder a lo que le había sucedido ese día en el centro de Oklahoma City. Ella había elegido ser una “testigo esperanzada” a pesar de percibir “una sensación del mal” en el segundo después que la explosión la derribó al piso en la oficina que se encontraba frente al edificio Murrah y la cubrió de escombros.El Rdo. Joseph Harmon, rector de la iglesia de Cristo, East Orange, Nueva Jersey, mira detenidamente la exposición de fotos en el Monumento Nacional y Museo de Oklahoma City. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.Experimentar ese tipo de violencia no deja a las personas indemnes, reconoció Houston, recordando su mensaje y los de otros sobrevivientes del Murrah a los sobrevivientes de los ataques del 11 de septiembre o del atentado de la Maratón de Boston el año pasado, muchos de los cuales se dirigieron a Oklahoma City en busca de consejo y ayuda.Ellos les dicen a esas personas. “Es realmente dura la situación en que se encuentran ahora mismo, pero finalmente saldrán adelante. No lograrán olvidarlo; serán [personas] distintas, habrán cambiado, pero seguirán teniendo una vida”.Después de ser víctimas de la violencia, algunas personas optan por la venganza, anhelan destruir a la persona o al sistema que creen les causó daño, explica Houston.Pero otras, incluidas las personas que cuentan sus historias a través del programa de educación del museo, quieren preguntar cómo la sociedad podría ayudar a que la venganza no germine en el corazón de la gente. “¿Cómo cambiamos los corazones de las personas y les hacemos entender que por el solo hecho de estar locos eso no les da derecho a suprimir 168 vidas?” Ésa es la pregunta que ellos hacen, dice ella.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori predicó el 11 de abril en la catedral de San Pablo en Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, en la clausura de la conferencia de tres días titulada ‘Recobrar el Evangelio de la Paz’. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori habló acerca del papel del corazón durante su sermón en la eucaristía de clausura de la reunión.“Contrarrestar la violencia exige guardar el corazón”, dijo ella. “La violencia comienza en el corazón, especialmente en los corazones que han sido heridos y llevan las huellas de la violencia de otros, y luego reaccionan y responden agresivamente, de forma excesivamente defensiva. La violencia comienza en el corazón que no puede tolerar la vulnerabilidad —que se arraiga en el temor de que su propia vitalidad se extinguirá”.La violencia es intrínsecamente afín al mal, agregó, en tanto “lo que contrarresta el temor es el perfecto amor, la capacidad de compartir la vida a plenitud, con una vulnerabilidad radical, en presencia de los que querrían destruirla”.“Alimentar la cólera violenta puede aplacar brevemente el meollo de la agresión, pero sólo aumenta la matanza”, agregó Jefferts Schori. “No acrecienta el amor”.Anteriormente, en la conferencia, el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby se refirió al papel del corazón en transformar la violencia.“La reconciliación y el fin de la violencia, o la transformación del conflicto violento en un conflicto no violento, es algo que sólo puede lograrse mediante el sacrificio y asumiendo una postura profética”, dijo. “No hay atajos y no hay opciones baratas, que es la razón por la cual esta conferencia es tan importante. No hay atajos y no hay opciones baratas. Hablamos en este punto acerca del cambio en el corazón del ser humano, y no hay tecnología ni ley que pueda alterar eso”.Sin embargo, él les advirtió a los participantes de la labor que tenían por delante, al decirles que “la reconciliación con Dios se logra a través de la cruz, no mediante conferencias, reuniones y declaraciones”.“El discípulo cristiano ha de tomar su cruz, y para muchos incluso hoy esto no es una mera metáfora”, añadió Welby. “Llevar la cruz significa [ser] pública propiedad de Cristo, pública asociación y amor con todos y para todos esos otros que tienen a Cristo como Salvador, y un compromiso público de seguir a Cristo dondequiera que esto nos lleve”.Beth Crow, misionera de la juventud de la Diócesis de Carolina del Norte, escribe “Que haya paz en el tierra y que comience conmigo”, en un panel de pizarra durante una visita al Monumento Nacional y Museo de Oklahoma City. Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.El hermano James Dowd, miembro de la Orden de la Santa Cruz, se hizo eco de esos sentimientos cuando dijo durante el debate de un panel sobre las respuestas episcopales a la violencia, que para adentrarse más profundamente en un discipulado no violento de Cristo, la vida contemplativa es esencial”.Y no es que Dios necesite más monjes y monjas, agregó.“Lo que Dios necesita es personas en la calle y gente en la parroquia y gente en sus casas y gente en el centro de trabajo que sean contemplativos”, explicó Dowd. “Hay toda clase de maneras de hacer eso en lo que respecta a tu vida de oración; hay toda clase de técnicas de oración. Sea cual fuera la que vayas a desarrollar; es una vida de oración la que te ayudará a amar más profundamente.Recobrar el Evangelio de la Paz: Una Reunión Episcopal para Desafiar la Epidemia de la Violencia, que tuvo lugar del 9 al 11 de abril en el Reed Center y en el cercano Sheraton Midwest City, tuvo el propósito de ayudar a los episcopales a renovar su compromiso con el llamado del Evangelio a hacer la paz en un mundo de violencia y a “recobrar su papel en la sociedad como trabajadores en pro de la no violencia y de la paz”.Asistentes a la conferencia, entre ellos el obispo James Curry, sufragáneo de la Diócesis de Connecticut, al centro, escucha a un guía del Servicio Nacional de Parques describir los sucesos del atentado dinamitero de Oklahoma City el 19 de abril de 1995, Foto de Lynette Wilson para ENS.La reunión de 220 personas, entre ellas 34 obispos, Jefferts Schori y Welby, se centró en cuatro pilares: defensa o promoción social, educación, liturgia y cuidado pastoral, orientados a tratar la cultura de la violencia dentro y fuera de la Iglesia.Los talleres y las discusiones de panel abordaron brevemente los programas diseñados para responder a las necesidades de hijos de padres encarcelados, para fomentar programas de justicia restaurativa y reducir la violencia mediante la creación de empleos y de vías alternativas para los jóvenes en riesgo [de incurrir en conductas delictivas], así como para procurar información respecto a abogar por leyes más estrictas sobre la tenencia de armas y de restricciones para la compra de las mismas.Jefferts Schori dijo en una conferencia de prensa el 10 de abril que la conferencia tenía como objetivo “incentivar al mundo a prestarle atención a lo que creemos que es el evangelio respecto al reino de Dios” que describe “un mundo donde las personas viven en paz porque hay justicia”.“Buscamos responder a la eterna epidemia de la violencia en nuestra cultura y en todo el mundo”, afirmó. – La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg y Lynette Wilson son redactoras y reporteras de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Por Mary Frances Schjonberg y Lynette WilsonPosted Apr 17, 2014 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Albany, NY Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Bath, NC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AKlast_img read more

Breaking News: Man assaulted in South Apopka by “unknown substance”

first_img Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleLong-term recovery groups helping Floridians Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Breaking NewsFrom the Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeAt approximately 10:41 pm Tuesday night, Orange County deputies responded to an address on South Central Avenue in South Apopka in reference to an Aggravated Battery via an unknown substance. There, they met with the victim who stated he had an unknown substance thrown in his face by an unknown suspect, a black male in his 20’s.The victim has been identified as Donte Jones, 27.Jones was transported to ORMC, where he is suffering from serious injury to his eyes from the assault, and the unknown substance.It is believed the incident took place in the 600 block of 13thStreet in South Apopka.Detectives are actively working the case.No other details have been released. The Apopka Voice will update this article as more information is known. Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img Very bad things are happening in our area! The death of the lady found on Lust Road, near Lake Apopka’s roadside drive, the questionable death of the lady that worked at Lowes Home Improvement, home invasions, burglaries, kidnappings, shootings, and now this! I hope this man’s eyes will be alright. This is very scary. This seems somewhat like the powders that have been appearing in correspondence and mail up in Lake County, in many different places. I do wonder if it is possible that it might be the same people, or not? And why, is the bigger question? UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT June 13, 2018 at 6:18 pmlast_img read more

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Round 7

first_imgSaturday Apr 9, 2011 The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Round 7 It’s Saturday and another rugby overload, as from Timaru to Barcelona, it’s hard to know which way to look next. We’ll catch up on everything soon, so keep the requests coming, but for now here’s a bit of a laugh with the Plays of the Week. Last week we asked if you’d like to continue seeing this feature on RD, and the response was good so we’ll stick with it, as the majority of you seem to be enjoy it. And so you should. Round 7’s segment is a classic, with plenty of good looking girls, some great tries, and of course the regular dose of frightening fans, with one in particular catching the attention of the guys at the Rugby Club. There’s also another look at Jimmy Cowan’s kick into the back of Jamie Mackintosh’s head, a few big hits, and some guys in blue lycra jumping up and down. What more could you ask for? Enjoy. Follow RD on Facebook and Twitter to interact, make requests, and get updates. Time: 02:01 Thanks as always to @seanny202 and Fox Sports ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny 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 PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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

Golf House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos

first_img Projects Area:  274 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•La Costa Partido, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Golf House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos Project Manager:Luciano KrukProject Coordination:Ekaterina KünzelSite Management :Pablo MagdalenaCollaborators:Josefina Perez Silva, Andrés Conde Blanco, Federico Eichenberg, Dan Saragusti, Isabelle DucrestText Editing:Mariana PiquéCity:La Costa PartidoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenText description provided by the architects. Golf House is geographically located at the center of Costa Esmeralda, a neighborhood 13 km north of the seaside resort of Pinamar.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenTopographically lying on highest area of the neighborhood, both the front and the back of the land plot adjoin a golf court that, along with the —mainly wild— native vegetation, compose its immediate surroundings. Originally, the plot of land was circumscribed by a virgin dune, the slope of which grew in height away from the street, and that the Studio proposed to preserve.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe commission consisted of a vacation home that could be inhabited throughout all four seasons of the year and that required little maintenance. The brief called for three secondary bedrooms (two sharing an external bathroom and an ensuite one), and a master bedroom, completely independent of the others, served by another bathroom and in open relation with a space that could be used both as a private living room and a painting atelier. Save this picture!Main PlanThe couple’s area should be a tranquil shelter, visually connected with its natural environment and closely related to an outdoor extension. This area of the house, along with the communal social spaces should play the leading roles in the house. Also, it was stated that the native vegetation should be preserved and the breathtaking views maximized.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe Studio proposed a house entirely materialized in exposed concrete, whose noble esthetic expression allows a respectful dialogue with its surroundings.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe architectural strategy aimed at organizing the different functional requirements distinctly grouped in three pure volumes oriented independently of one another and set at different levels.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWith its back half buried under the dune, the lower volume lodges the entrance lobby and the secondary bedrooms. Along with a cube standing opposite —serving as a warehouse—, it supports the prism destined to house the dynamics of the family’s activities. Containing the master bedroom, the third volume stands at maximum height, thus satisfying the client’s requirement of privacy.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenRegarding the general project, it aimed at exploiting the views, and at the same time avoiding a loss of the necessary preservation of the rooms’ intimacy, which is a characteristic challenge of contemporary glazed architecture.Save this picture!Section BThe volume housing the social areas is the most visually permeable one, not just due to the transparency of its skin, but also due to its being parallel to the street (contrary to the other two, that were set perpendicularly) and falling back into the lot.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe social prism occupied the maximum building width and rose to the highest level of the dune at the back of the plot of land, thus gaining 180° views over the golf court, open views over the neighborhood, and an appropriate concealment from the street. Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenIn order to better reinforce the volume’s privacy, it was decided that maritime pines should be planted in the space lying between the building and the road and vertical sunshades be installed, that also reduced the sunlight incidence from the west inside. Likewise, the sunlight vertical incidence from the north was controlled by the horizontal eaves —cantilever slabs—, which monolithically joined to vertical partitions work in the same way as the brise-soleils at the front. Adequately independent from the rest, the third volume, like a cannon, captures views of the distant sea horizon.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenWhile the social area opens frontwards into a terrace-lookout, a bigger, more private expansion on the other side projects the living room and dining area outwards. Providing shelter from the sun and the rain, the master bedroom’s volume hangs over most of this expansion. Every deck was built with quebracho wood and contributes to lower the sun incidence over the rooms they lie on through their being slightly detached from the concrete.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe facing walls less affected by the sun rays (oriented to the southwest) were thermally isolated with an interior coating made of kiri wood. This coating was also used on the partitions that support the backrests of the beds, so that the concrete’s roughness is softened in the most private areas.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenBesides passive sun control provided by the house’s architecture itself, and in order to allow Golf House to be lived in throughout the year as the commissioner requested, Split air conditioners and radiating floors were installed.Save this picture!© Daniela Mac AddenThe prisms’ disposition aimed at structuring the house as a lookout-artifact composed of volumes set around an articulating axis: vertical circulation. The scope of their overlapping and the partially underground entrance lobby was to lower the height and moderate the visual impact of the whole building. The big spans and the overhangs called for by this volumetric distribution were only possible by means of the employed reinforced concrete’s structural properties.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe 20 Most Popular Projects of 2015ArticlesODA’s 71 White Street in Brooklyn Incorporates the Site’s Graffitied Walls Into the …Unbuilt Project Share Architects: Luciano Kruk Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Argentina Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 27 Share Year:  Golf House / Luciano Kruk ArquitectosSave this projectSaveGolf House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLuciano Kruk ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa Costa PartidoArgentinaPublished on December 28, 2015Cite: “Golf House / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos” [Casa Golf / Luciano Kruk Arquitectos] 28 Dec 2015. 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Bigmouthmedia to help drive traffic to

first_imgBigmouthmedia to help drive traffic to About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 31 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digitalcenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Full search agency Bigmouthmedia is to help Sport Relief drive search engine traffic to this year’s website.Bigmouthmedia worked on the first Sport Relief campaign in 2004 and claims to have helped drive “more than 60 million hits to the website.” Advertisementlast_img read more

President Raúl Castro: ‘ Mandela is an unsurpassable example for Latin America and the Caribbean’

first_imgPresident Raúl Castro at the Mandela memorial in Johannesburg, Dec. 10.Taken from a speech given by Army Gen. Raúl Castro Ruz, president of the Councils of State and Ministers, at the funeral honors for the historic leader of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, in Johannesburg, Dec. 10, 2013, Year 55 of the Revolution.The entire talk can be found at granma.cuWe pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who is recognized as the supreme symbol of dignity and unyielding dedication to the revolutionary struggle for freedom and justice; as a prophet of unity, reconciliation and peace.Together with his comrades in struggle, he led his people in the battle against apartheid, in order to open the way to a new, nonracial South Africa, united in the search for happiness, equality and the well-being of all its sons and daughters, and to overcome the consequences of colonialism, slavery and racial segregation.Mandela is an unsurpassable example for Latin America and the Caribbean, which are advancing toward unity and integration to the benefit of their peoples, respectful of their diversity, with the conviction that dialogue and cooperation are the way forward for the solution of differences and civilized cohabitation among those who think differently.Cuba, which has African blood in its veins, rose up in the struggle for independence and for the abolition of slavery and, subsequently, has had the privilege of battling and building together with African nations.We shall never forget Mandela’s moving tribute to our common struggle when he visited us on July 26, 1991, and stated, “The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the people of Africa.”A symbol of the sisterhood between Africans and Cubans, I recall his close friendship with Fidel Castro, who ­affirmed: “Nelson Mandela will not go down in history for the 27 consecutive years he spent incarcerated without ever renouncing his ideas; he will go down in history because he was able to expunge from his soul all the poison that such an unjust punishment could have created; for the generosity and wisdom with which, at the hour of the already uncontainable victory, he was able to so brilliantly lead his self-sacrificing people, knowing that the new South Africa could never be constructed on the foundations of hatred and vengeance.”Eternal honor and glory to Nelson Mandela and the heroic people of South Africa!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gracias, Fidel

first_imgGracias, FidelGracias le doy a la vidapor mi cielo ser boricua,mi alma, nacionalistay mi credo, Fidelista.Gracias le doy a la vidapor atreverme a luchar,por atreverme a confrontarla bestia imperialista.Gracias le doy a la vidapor doña Isabel y Albizuy por aquellos amigosque me sirvieron de guía.Gracias le doy a la vidapor mi pueblo valeroso,que ha sabido con decoromantener su alma viva.Gracias le doy a la vidapor la luz en mi camino,y por marcar mi destinocon el de la patria mía.Recién terminado este poema, me enteré del fallecimiento físico del compañero Fidel.  Con la intención de honrar a quien tanto nos honró, le puse el título “Gracias, Fidel” y en su honor cambié una palabra en el poema.  Esta mañana me entrevistó un periodista acerca de la muerte de Fidel, quien para mí no ha muerto.  Hay Fidel para buen rato.  La mafia imperialista trató de que no llegara ni a los 50 años de edad, pero siendo Fidel, Fidel, su cuerpo decidió la fecha de su partida.En 1977, me encontraba encarcelado en una prisión yanqui en Estados Unidos cuando mataron a mi padre.  Gracias a la presión del pueblo, el gobierno yanqui se vio obligado a autorizar mi traslado a Puerto Rico por 7 horas para asistir al entierro.  Los periodistas me preguntaron cómo me sentía ante la muerte repentina de mi padre.  Yo les respondí que no había venido a llorar su muerte, sino a celebrar su vida, que fue la de un patriota.  Lo mismo digo de Fidel.Gracias a Fidel y al Gobierno Revolucionario de Cuba, así como a la campaña internacional  por la liberación de los cinco nacionalistas, salimos de prisión el 10 de septiembre de 1979.  Fidel y el Gobierno Revolucionario cubano negociaron un canje de prisioneros, entre los que se encontraba Lawrence Lunt, un agente de la Cía preso en Cuba.Un reportero me preguntó si iría a Cuba, pero como tú sabes, Fidel, yo nunca he aceptado la ciudadanía estadounidense impuesta a los puertorriqueños por el congreso yanqui, y por lo tanto tampoco acepto su pasaporte, requisito impuesto para salir de Puerto Rico al exterior.  No podré estar allí físicamente, pero mental y emocionalmente estaré contigo y con el heroico pueblo de Cuba.Es mucho lo que podría decir de ti, pero por el momento solo quiero decirte, en nombre de Puerto Rico y de todos los que tu ejemplo seguirá inspirando en la lucha por un mundo mejor ¡Gracias, Fidel!Dondequiera que estés, ¡pa’lante siempre, compañero!  ¡Venceremos!RAFAEL CANCEL MIRANDAFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Austria: Freedom Party attacks Austria’s public broadcaster again

first_img May 1, 2019 – Updated on May 2, 2019 Austria: Freedom Party attacks Austria’s public broadcaster again Follow the news on Austria Organisation AustriaEurope – Central Asia Religious intoleranceProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure to go further Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the verbal attacks and threats by representatives of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), the junior partner in Austria’s ruling coalition, against Armin Wolf, a well-known news presenter on Austrian public TV broadcaster ORF, during and after an interview last week. They are the latest example of the FPÖ’s repeated attempts to intimidate ORF journalists since it joined the government in December 2017, RSF said. News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive November 23, 2020 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News During an interview on ORF’s ZIB 2 news show on 24 Aprilwith MEP Harald Vilimsky, the head of the FPÖ list of candidates for the European Union elections in late May, Wolf compared an anti-Muslim poster published by the FPÖ with Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda prior to the Second World War.In response, Vilimsky said Wolf’s questions would “not remain without consequences,” accused him of trying to harm the FPÖ, and said he would fire him on the spot if he were running ORF. Other FPÖ representatives continued to attack Wolf in the days that followed, likening him to a Nazi-era people’s court judge who sentenced thousands to death in sham trials. Norbert Steger, the FPÖ-appointed head of ORF’s board of governors, suggested during an interview for the Sunday issue of the newspaper Österreich on 29 April that Wolf should take a sabbatical, travel around the world on the taxpayers’ dime in order to reinvent himself.”  “We strongly condemn these latest attacks against Armin Wolf, which have come after Austria fell five places in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, above all because of this kind of behaviour,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. “We are very worried by the fact that Austria’s ruling coalition not only flouts the basic press freedom rules but also tries to silence critical and independent media outlets by all possible means, including hate speech.” The FPÖ has been lambasting ORF and Wolf for months, and subjecting critical reporting to systematic verbal attacks. Independent journalists who cover scandals are branded as “left-wing extremists” and are accused of trying to undermine the government’s political will. Public broadcasting’s future is very uncertain and a proposed new media law has yet to be unveiled. After the five-place fall, Austria is now ranked 16th in the World Press Freedom Index. News AustriaEurope – Central Asia Religious intoleranceProtecting journalists Freedom of expressionEconomic pressure Receive email alerts News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Help by sharing this information RSF_en ORF anchorman Armin Wolf / youtube last_img read more