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Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) was established in 1980 as a body corporate by an Act of Parliament to provide, develop, operate and manage Botswana’s national and international telecommunications services. An amendment of the Telecommunications Act in 1996 repealed the monopoly of BTC and other service providers could operate in the telecommunications arena in Botswana. Through a privatisation process mandated through the Privatisation Policy of 2000, shares were sold in the state telecommunications corporation; leaving the government of Botswana with a 51 percent stake in BTCL. The telecommunications corporation offers fixed and mobile voice telephony, including pre- and postpaid services; as well as broadband, online phonebook, Wi-Fi connectivity, frame relay wide-area networking, toll-free and contact centre services, and residential, business and leased line services. BTC also provides an integrated digital networks service, private automatic branch exchange systems, aperture terminal services, and international private-leased circuits.last_img read more

South Dakota mission priests to cover hundreds of miles for…

first_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Rev. Lauren Stanley takes a selfie with members of the congregation at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Corn Creek, South Dakota, during the church’s Christmas festivities in 2016. Photo: Lauren Stanley[Episcopal News Service] If your parish priest looks a little ragged after surviving this long weekend’s marathon of Advent and Christmas services, mention the Rev. Lauren Stanley. On Dec. 24, she will preside at seven services in seven different churches over 14 hours, and at those services, she potentially will officiate at dozens of baptisms while putting 210 more miles on her Toyota RAV4.All in a day’s work for a mission priest in South Dakota.“This is when I earn the big bucks for being a mission priest,” Stanley told Episcopal News Service by phone this week – those “big bucks” being just one of the punchlines in her spirited account of Christmas Eve. Holidays at the Rosebud Episcopal Mission are exhausting but rewarding, she said.“This is a marathon, but I look at it as a joyful marathon. … I’m in the privileged position of being able to proclaim God’s love to people who may not get to hear it the rest of the year.”Stanley shares responsibility for the Rosebud mission with the Rev. Anne Henninger, with Stanley covering the mission’s west side and Henninger serving the congregations to the east. Henninger, whose five congregations are farther apart, will preside at three services on Christmas Eve and two on Christmas Day.Would she ever consider scheduling a marathon Christmas Eve like the one awaiting Stanley?“Absolutely not,” she said by phone, seemingly with a shudder. “Honestly, by the time you finish three services, I’m totally wiped out.” But if anyone has the personality and endurance to pull it off, she said, it’s Stanley.Congregations across the Episcopal Church have found this year particularly challenging in scheduling services, with Christmas Eve falling on the Fourth Sunday of Advent, and some are gearing up for a packed worship schedule to accommodate the surge in attendance that is typical around Christmas.Attendance is expected to surge, too, at the Rosebud Episcopal Mission’s 12 tiny congregations, located on and around the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on the Nebraska border. But that is where the similarities end with larger congregations.On an average Sunday, Stanley and Henninger may see as few as five people in the pews of some of the churches they serve. Organists are hard to find, so the priests typically lead the hymns in the Lakota language unaccompanied by music. Only three of the congregations worship every Sunday, while the others are part of Stanley’s and Henninger’s monthly rotation.When Christmas and Easter roll around, scheduling services at South Dakota’s far-flung mission churches takes a bit of planning. The Pine Ridge Episcopal Mission in the southwest corner of the state has scheduled five services over two days. In the center of the state, Episcopalians living on or near the Cheyenne River Reservation will attend services at seven churches on Dec. 24, divided between two priests.The Rev. Kim Fonder, who serves Episcopalians on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation scheduled himself for six services on Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. in Mobridge to 9 p.m. in Little Eagle.“You hope your voice holds up,” he said in describing his Christmas Eve worship “relay.” His wife, Tammy Fonder, will join him on the journey, which he expects will cover more than 130 miles. He also will preside at a service at a nursing home on Dec. 23 and a residence on Dec. 25.“You have to be dedicated to your congregations,” he said. “They’re your’ families. You don’t just have your immediate families, you have all your church families.”This year, Stanley decided the only way to give each congregation of Rosebud West a Christmas Eve service was to sacrifice the separate service for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, though she will incorporate some of those themes into her sermon.This will be the fifth Christmas she has celebrated on the reservation since taking the job of mission priest in February 2013. “The first year I did it, it was quite a shock to the system,” she said.In past years, she would celebrate a few services on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day, but a woman in one of the congregations suggested she could spare herself on Christmas if she bunched all the services into the day before. That made sense to Stanley, and the congregations preferred Christmas Eve services.So, on Dec. 24, the Episcopalians of Rosebud West can take their pick: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. or 11 p.m.“We’re hoping this all works out perfectly,” Stanley said.Church of Jesus in Rosebud, South Dakota, is seen decorated for Christmas in 2016. Photo: Lauren StanleyHer schedule unofficially begins Saturday, when she will drop her dog off at the kennel. Christmas Eve leaves no time to tend to a priest’s best friend.Then at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 24, she will leave her home in Mission, South Dakota, and head northwest to Corn Creek for the first service, at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Her driving route is precisely plotted to ensure that if she has an emergency she will be only a two-mile walk from a farmhouse to get help.She’s not expecting an emergency – the RAV4 has snow tires, after all – but she has a winter survival kit just in case. There’s not snow in the forecast for Christmas Eve, just clouds with a high of 28 and a stiff wind blowing from the west-northwest.For music, she’ll have Handel’s “Messiah” playing on repeat. For her feet, a rotation of boots and shoes. For food, Tanka Bars, which are buffalo jerky and cranberries. She’ll also mix up a couple of protein shakes to get her through the day.Her most important cargo will be the four bags of priestly gear, containing everything from vestments and bulletins to the bread and wine. Before leaving home, she also will fill up three Thermos containers with hot water for the baptisms. Henninger, who drives a Mercury Sable, travels with her own supply of hot water, which she transports to the churches in a Coleman jug. The hot water in the insulated containers will have cooled to the right temperature by the time it is poured over those little heads.“Not all of them have running water or functioning bathrooms,” Henninger said of the mission churches.The Rev. Lauren Stanley baptizes a baby during the 2016 Christmas service at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Parmelee, South Dakota. Photo courtesy of Lauren StanleyChristmas and Easter are the times of the year when people who have moved away from the reservation return home to visit family, often bringing children who need to be baptized. Stanley and Henninger never know how many baptisms they will end up performing, but it is guaranteed to be part of the service. Some of the children are the fifth generation to be baptized at the family’s home church, Stanley said.Stanley’s largest service likely will be the first, with up to 100 people filling St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. This and the other early services on her route will be followed by holiday parties at the churches, while the churches toward the end of her route are reversing that schedule and planning their festivities before the evening services. Stanley, though, won’t get to stay for much of the fun.“I don’t have time to stop after the service and go to the festivities,” she said, adding that she also functions as the altar guild at some of the churches. “I have to get in the car and drive to the next church and set up for the service.”As she works her way southeast toward Rosebud, South Dakota, she knows she will get a 20-minute break during her stop in Mission for the fifth service, because she lives a block and a half from Trinity Episcopal Church. She will use that time to go home and get more water for the rest of the evening’s baptisms.“It’s a crazy schedule, but it works for the people here,” she said. And as tired as she will feel after four or five services, she won’t complain. “You get to proclaim this great message. … If this is the way it works for the people, then my job as servant for the people is to serve them.”Henninger, who will celebrate her eighth Christmas at Rosebud mission, echoed that sentiment: “The ministry’s difficult, but honestly there’s nowhere I’d rather be than serving with the people here.”After finishing her day at Trinity Episcopal Church in Mission, Stanley expects to make it home before 1 a.m., and with Christmas Day off, she will drive about seven hours to visit relatives in Colorado. Don’t wait for her for dinner, she told them.And given how exhausted she expects to be Christmas morning, she has joked with members of the Rosebud’s congregations that they should only try to contact her in a grave emergency.“If you are not dead, don’t call me.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Indigenous Ministries Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR December 22, 2017 at 4:54 pm You link Cheyenne River Mission but no mention of the Rev. Margaret Watson who also serves multiple churches. 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Seats #3 and #4 heading for runoffs

first_img Orange County poll workers went to cash their checks, and da’ bounced. Orange County Supervisor said someone was suppose to put the funds in a separate account. Duh. He said it was a vendor problem. Duh. Glad I didn’t apply for that job, duh. Is this de’ ja vu? Duh. Curtis Wayne Norton Jr I know you wont publish this, but after 39 years in office I think it is disgraseful that a candidate would have the gall to run again, considering the way Downtown Apopka looks. Mr. Arrowsmith has had MANY chances to address Downtown Apopkas problems and has not done so ! Reply It was reported on tv that Trump was left off the ballot in parts of Florida, and in other parts, Trump was listed as Rump, and no telling what else went on in Florida-duh. Previous articleBankson and Arrowsmith Lead Early Voting Results – updatedNext article5 Things You Did Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tenita Reid Arrowsmith and Bankson win the night, but are unable to get to 50%Are you ready for a runoff? How about two?Commissioner Bill Arrowsmith amassed 4,489 votes to lead the way in the Seat #4 election, but with 47% of the votes it was not enough to avoid the runoff with first-time candidate Kyle Becker. Becker had 3,611 votes and 38% of the total. Upstart Young Kim kept both candidates from getting the needed majority by claiming 1,464 votes (15%).In Seat #3, Doug Bankson edged Commissioner Sam Ruth with 3,875 votes (41%) to Ruth’s 3,426 (36%). They are headed to a runoff as well because of a surprising performance by first-time candidate Alice Nolan, who received 2,148 votes (23%).The runoff will be Tuesday, April 12th. March 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm Is this the first time in Apopka history, for two run-offs? If that is the official results. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Here it is round 2 of the Apopka City Council run-offs for not one, but TWO seats! Historic, it think, I don’t remember two run-offs before. Anyway, it is time to let Mr. Becker know that he cannot do as he pleases. You are a candidate running for Apopka City Council, and you are to be held accountable and to follow the campaign election rules as everyone else who has ran or is still running. Number 1. Your Kyle Becker banner or sign is STILL UP attached to the Orange County West Orange Trail guardrails in front of the Pines of Wekiva subdivision. You need to move it! How arrogant you are! Number 2. You took it upon yourself to go and put a ladder down at Alonzo Williams Park, and put up some new basket ball hoops. You WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DO THAT WORK! The city has employees to do that. If you had of fell off that ladder and gotten seriously injured, you WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN COVERED BY THE CITY’S WORKMAN COMP INSURANCE AND YOU AND THE CITY BOTH COULD OF BEEN IN TROUBLE! This is nothing but arrogance, Kyle, and it speaks wonders of how you think you can do as you please. You seem like a nice guy, but you are not above the laws and rules of the campaign, Kyle Becker! Remove your sign! March 16, 2016 at 7:42 am March 16, 2016 at 4:09 pm Reply Tenita Reid March 17, 2016 at 9:31 am Dale Fenwick Reply Michael Heaton LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply I was very glad to see that Bill Arrowsmith gained so many votes today which shows how well his governing has done for the City of Apopka through the years. His fine credibility is confirmed by every one of those votes! Let’s all go back out there on April 12th and once again confirm our trust in Bill’s governing capabilities. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here March 16, 2016 at 1:03 pm Tenita Reid Tenita Reidcenter_img Reply 10 COMMENTS March 16, 2016 at 9:46 am Toby McIntire Tenita You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply March 15, 2016 at 10:54 pm Reply Zero trust in Bill’s goverening! Time for change. March 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm Not sure it this has happened before. Anybody in town, or elsewhere, maybe even an action figure, want to volunteer and go yank out the cattails along the frontage of Dream Lake Park??? Reply Reply Regarding the splash pad. I suggested putting it in KLNP, a central location, to all. I was on the Parks and Rec. Advisory Committee, and was told by the staff, that if it were put there, it would make the Women’s Club members mad. I asked why, when they only have the art and foliage festival 2 days out of the year, and that they could cut the valve off to the splash pad, for the festival, as to not mess up people’s art work. I tried to talk last night, at the council about the splash pad, but wasn’t allowed. I was going to say, that I the pad, must be at a location that has a lighting (THOR) alarm system, or it will need one, like at the ball fields, or nearby enough to hear the alarm, because kids are suppose to be ordered out immediately upon the first thunder or lightening. We are in the lightening capital of the world, in Central Florida! Nearby metal railings, anything like that, high trees, nearby water, all that stuff, could attract lightening. Kids must wear rubberized wet diaper bottoms too, for sanitary concerns also. Just saying………. Tenita UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 March 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm March 16, 2016 at 5:09 pm Please enter your comment! 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House on the House / Wutopia Lab

first_img Houses ArchDaily China CopyHouses, Extension•Shanghai, China “COPY” House on the House / Wutopia Lab Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Area:  39 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Yijie HuEPC:PSA AssociateArchitect In Charge:YU TingDesign Team:XIA Murong, GE Yufei, WANG Suyu, LIU Qicai, YU JunfengCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© HU YijieRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Located on the top level of no. 23 at 389 Lane, East Jinling Road, the Dream Reformer’s Tower House was originally a water tower constructed in the 1920s and rebuilt in the 1980s. It had a total area of 39m2 and two floors connected by a ladder, which was occupied by the kitchen. The house had been in such a bad state of disrepair that it almost seemed a ruin. Save this picture!DiagramThe architect regarded the Tower House as a spatially complex system consisting of a new house stuck in the old structure. Based on the ergonomic module system of the six homeowners, the designer reorganized the functional layout of the interior, striving to create new spaces with maximum economy and comfort. The designer dismissed the idea of a supposedly convenient, “Transformers”-inspired approach, but instead tried to simplify every design to serve a single functional purpose; when joined together, such singularities would constitute variety.Save this picture!© HU YijieThe interior variety is first embodied in functional aspects. Combining the owners’ requirements with unexpected details developed from them, the designer came up with a wish-list program of more than 140 items. Specifically, he avoided infringing upon the owners’ wishes by the excuse of his own aesthetics. Next comes spatial variety: taking advantage of the L-shaped staircase, the designer allows a spatial and local narrative to unfold on seven different levels. He deliberately discards uniform visual control and the so-called architectural logic, but instead creates dramatic scenarios on various nodes, forming rounds of climaxes. Rather than being fabricated, such dramatic scenarios are derived from interviews with the owners. Finally there is variety in the owners’ life, as well as in the new possibilities that the complex system provided by the designer would stimulate him to develop. Though small, this complex system may expect to have a more enduring lifecycle guaranteed by variety and certain self-organization. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!DiagramThe complex system has a blurry boundary, and, due to its commanding height in the old neighborhood, each window presents a borrowed view to the interior. Carefully devised skylights, deliberately treated maple-leaf wall and the kid’s room with painted walls break the definite climate boundary. Such indefiniteness is ultimately embodied in the patio that is conceived as a vertical garden, and in the flexible climate boundary formed by the facade. As a result, the interior of this complex system is more like a sophisticated world rather than an ordinary architectural interior.Save this picture!© HU YijieStill, this complex system is subject to regulations in terms of the boundary between itself and the community outside. According to the suggestions of the administrative department, no alterations should be made to the external profiles of the Tower House. Following these profiles, the designer carefully renovated the exterior walls, patio and roof, reorganized the drainage system and painted the whole house together with the rooms downstairs. On the other hand, the designer was free to redesign externally inaccessible areas such as the interior elevation of the patio and the attic facade. They are skillfully concealed in the second layer behind the renovated profiles, making the exterior elevation and the interior space appear to have two design logics, when in fact they are but different aesthetic variations of the same design logic derived from the old building’s intertwined structure. Apart from basic functions for living, the design explored more uses that are beyond the owner’s expectation, such as the kid’s room, the exterior-like communicational space, etc. The renovation features comfortable spaces with pleasant scale. Save this picture!© HU YijieThe small, complex system of the Tower House forms a response to the other un-renovated households in the water tower, while the repainted tower in its turn forms a response to the whole neighborhood. As the architect insists on a light intervention with the urban interface, the completed work of renovation remains unperceived by the residents after having redefined the relationship between the house, the water tower, the neighborhood and the city.All the deliberately reserved design ambition is ultimately fulfilled in the roof plan, a surrealist scene of a silver roof floating above a sea of red roofs, which greatly transformed the negative impact of this old neighborhood. A tower house within the view, the renovated building constitutes a view in its own right. Save this picture!© HU YijieThe new episode Dream Home Renovation (season two) produced by Shanghai Oriental TV Station is a renovation project of a residential water tower on East Jinling Rd. The tower used to be a tube-like building for storing water, with elevations no wider than 4 meter. Under the tower is the main channel for the residents of the housing estate. After the Cultural Revolution, the tower is transformed into a civilian house to improve the residents’ livelihood. Columns are built up on the ground floor so that the upper floors can be extended southward. Since then, the eight columns have supported the four families living above, each family occupying a floor.In the water tower home lived the grandparents and their granddaughter. Their biggest hope is that the son and daughter-in-law can also live here after the renovation. Clothing, living, food and transportation, all basic necessities are contained in this 39-square-meter-space.Save this picture!© HU YijieThe architect added a mezzanine to the original two floors. Seemingly the space is squeezed, but because of the split level, rooms with different function actually become alienated, creating longer “journey” between each space..“Squeeze”, namely the establishment of the split level, breaks the original gathered space into scattered individual space, Meanwhile, privacy is guaranteed in each individual space. But this is not enough, the architect wants to create “journey” between different rooms, and enhance the experience of the transaction between “indoor” and “outdoor” space within the house. For example, the corridor with red maple leaf wall, is a combination of the interior façade design with skylight facing the aquarium and bay window of the children’s room. It produces a sense of living in a series of small houses connected by outdoor environment, instead of living in a closed chamber.The owner wanted to have a roof garden on the sloped roof. However a vertical garden was placed on the balcony instead, considering the safety problem and uncertainty of the future. The proper reconstruction of the outer facade is also a kind of attitude of the designer. Even if it is to change a small individual, a positive response is still necessary for the negative urban space.Project gallerySee allShow lessLess Aesthetics, More Relation / TUNEplanningSelected ProjectsFamily Design Day: PlayscapesWorkshop Share House on the House / Wutopia LabSave this projectSaveHouse on the House / Wutopia Lab ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Wutopia Lab Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© HU Yijie+ 34 Share CopyAbout this officeWutopia LabOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionShanghaiChinaPublished on April 25, 2016Cite: “House on the House / Wutopia Lab” 25 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Cubo House / D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Projects Civil Engineering:Isidro GaleanoElectrical Installations:Martín PiroMetal Work:Jorge PasSanitary Installations:Cecilio BenitezCity:EnsenadaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránText description provided by the architects. The house was conceived in a search for a new way of living, away from urban life, valuing the riverside landscape of the river Río de la Plata. The requirement transcended the basic needs for living, forced an existential reflection and assumed an experimental dimension of the project. The tools adopted to tackle this project are the most essential of the discipline: the eloquence of space, the austerity of resources, material plasticity, light management, synthesis and abstraction. The site imposes an urban route prior to the access that allows the coexistence of two rotated geometric logics: the fabric of blocks, parallel to the riverside and the diagonal of the route leading to the access. The perception of the architectural object is markedly dynamic, always foreshortened, avoiding frontality. The house with its four free faces can be seen from multiple points of view, even from public space.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránThe “cube”, strongly conditioned by the mandatory withdrawals, is actually a square plan prism of 9.40m x 9.40m and 6.60m in height, and it is located at the back of the lot in order to optimize the sunlight. The abstract prism houses both the interior spaces and the semi-covered expansion. The organizing of windows that pierce the outer envelope does not allow us to foresee the spatial complexity that awaits us when entering. The entire space is organized from a new orthogonal system rotated in relation to the envelope. Consolidating the centre of the square was avoided, which would subdivide the space into four equal parts, and “anchor” both geometries to each other. On the contrary, the central support of the mezzanine is hung so that the ground floor is a unique space. The will to free the ground floor from intermediate support was a provocative structural challenge. The mezzanine hangs from the roof slab with a central tensioner. The roof takes two different levels and houses a 24 x 80 cm beam that transfers the load to the envelope.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Luis BarandiaránIn contrast to the spatial complexity, the house was conceived as a mono-material piece of exposed concrete that reveals its facades in a sculptural way, both on the inside as well as the outside. For this, a constructive system was developed that allowed the insulation to be included within the concrete mass itself. The wrapping wall is made up of three 8cm layers of concrete-EPS (expanded polystyrene) -concrete, cast simultaneously. The lightened envelope comfortably supports its structural role despite the concentration of efforts involved in solving the angles. The definition of the object does not require detail or termination, it is intrinsically the structure. The concrete prism thus synthesizes the spatial, material, structural, and technological challenges. It hides a rich interior space whose geometries refer to the intersections of frames that characterize its urban insertion.Save this picture!© Luis BarandiaránProject gallerySee allShow less12 Ways to Reform Architectural EducationArticlesCanal Street Office Transformation in Fremont / Heliotrope ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Manufacturers: ALEJANDRO LO GRASSO CASA DE LUZ, Ariston, Cañoplast, Climaplat, DAMITECH, EPS ALTA DENSIDAD, Guanzetti, HIDROPLAT, Hormicova, IMACOVA, LA CASA DEL MÁRMOL, LA PLATA CERÁMICOS, LAJAS CENTENARIO, LOXON LADRILLOS, PINTURERÍAS GARCÍA, VIDRIOPLAT Architects: D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses•Ensenada, Argentina Year:  Lead Architects: Cubo House / D’ Argenio Saravi ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCubo House / D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos 2018 Argentina Paula D’Argenio, Nicolás Saraví Save this picture!© Luis Barandiarán+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share Photographs:  Luis Barandiarán Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Cubo House / D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeD’ Argenio Saravi ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnsenadaOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on June 19, 2020Cite: “Cubo House / D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos” [Casa Cubo / D’ Argenio Saravi Arquitectos] 19 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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! 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Less Than 150,000 Votes Left to Count in Nov. 3 Election

first_img Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community Newscenter_img As of Wednesday morning, there remained 142,715 uncounted ballots cast in the Nov. 3 General Election, according to Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/City Clerk Dean Logan. About 54,000 ballots were counted on Tuesday.The uncounted votes include 69,485 vote-by-mail ballots,65,680 conditional voter registration ballots, 1,550 provisional ballots, and 6,000 miscellaneous ballots.The next updated vote count is scheduled to be released Friday afternoon. If they continue to count at the current rate, few if any votes could remain after the update.In the last count, candidates in local races picked up a small number of votes.In the Pasadena mayor’s race, City Councilmember Victor Gordo has amassed 36,422 votes to incumbent Mayor Terry Tornek’s 30,020 votes.Leaders in Pasadena Board of Education races remained out in front of their respective opponents.With 6,625 votes, Jennifer Hall Lee leads Wayne Hammack and Mike Crowley in District 2. Hammock follows with 4,125 votes and Mike Crowley has 3,912 of the ballots cast.Board of Education President Patrick Cahalan has 6,508 votes, with opponent Scott Harden winning 3,685 votes in the District 4 race.In District 6, Tina Wu Fredericks has 4,957 votes. Priscilla Hernandez has 3,849 votes, Crystal Czubernat has 3,447 votes, and Milena Albert has 1,171 of the ballots cast.Fredericks claimed victory late last week,“COVID-19 and fires did not deter us. We talked to voters through door cracks and closed windows, wearing face masks and did so despite 100-degree temperatures and bad air quality at times,” Fredericks said.“How I led my campaign is how I will lead as a future PUSD board member: bringing a community together around a shared vision and shared values,” she said. “This community believes in public education and understands that public schools can be the great equalizer in a sometimes unjust and inequitable society.”The county Registrar-Recorder’s Office will continue to accept vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by Election Day and received through Friday, Nov. 20. These ballots are not included in the estimate. All outstanding ballots are verified before being tallied. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Less Than 150,000 Votes Left to Count in Nov. 3 Election County continues to tally votes cast in General Election STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 4:12 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

120 new jobs for Limerick with Virgin Media

first_imgNewsBreaking news120 new jobs for Limerick with Virgin MediaBy Staff Reporter – February 3, 2017 983 Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedlimerickTony HanwayVirgin Media Email Twitter Previous articleIt’s time for the public to drive Limerick motorway projectNext articleLimerick victims of sex abuser seek justice in the Dáil Staff Reporter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Tony Hanway announcing the expansion of 120 new jobs to Limerick Tony Hanway announcing the expansion of 120 new jobs to LimerickVIRGIN Media, the global communications provider, is to create 120 new jobs in Limerick as part of an expansion to their 16 year history in the region.Located in Roxboro, Virgin Media say that they are to fill the roles immediately at their National Customer Service Centre.The expansion will see Virgin Media’s workforce increase to 400 and will see new staff join their customer care division and roles filled in the finance department.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Virgin, who have been based in Limerick for the last 16 years, say that they are creating and filling the roles to accommodate increased demand in the phone, TV and broadband services.Tony Hanway, Virgin Media CEO remarked that the expansion at their Limerick base “is a further signal of the need to keep pace with consumer demands for high speed, multi-platform services.”last_img read more

City, hospital sales tax revenue shows growth

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsGovernment City, hospital sales tax revenue shows growth More InformationMonthly sales tax allocations. Twittercenter_img By admin – March 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ector Restaurant Report Logo.jpg The City of Odessa’s sales tax revenue in March showed sustained growth in the local economy, totaling more than 62.3 percent greater than the same period of 2017.The city received $5.4 million in its monthly allocation from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.A fifth of the city’s sales tax revenue, or more than $1 million, goes to the city’s Odessa Development Corporation for economic development. More than $4.3 million will go to the city’s general spending fund.The city’s fiscal year began Oct. 1 with more than $30.7 million in sales tax revenue budgeted for the general spending fund, but monthly collections have consistently exceeded estimates. To date, sales tax revenues are more than $8.7 million, or about 57.6 percent, from what the city budgeted for this point in the fiscal year.In addition to the city, the Ector County Hospital District also saw another month of growth in sales tax revenue. The hospital district received more than $4.2 million, up about 54.5 percent from the same month of last year.The City of Midland collected a sales tax check of more than $5.4 million, a more than 26 percent increase from March 2017.Statewide, sales tax figures distributed by the comptroller’s office to cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts increased 8.3 percent in March compared to the same month last year. The allocations are based on January sales.Area Sales Tax ChecksCHECKS ISSUED IN MARCH COMPARED TO THE SAME MONTH OF 2017Alpine: $133,708.97, up 3.3 percentAndrews: $658,072.68, up 51.87 percentBig Lake: $256,295.13, up 14.91 percentBig Spring: $783,554.28, up 24.23 percentCrane: $47,631.97, up 9.13 percentFort Stockton: $332,819.84, up 24.02 percentGoldsmith: $8,035.04, up 35.37 percentGrandfalls: $2,868.03, down 1.01 percentKermit: $223,655.33, up 195.91 percentLamesa: $112,837.12, up 6.95 percentMarfa: $29,165.58, down 5.29 percentMcCamey: $63,619.20, up 37.64 percentMidland: $5,401,078.20, up 26.01 percentMonahans: $373,410.95, up 59.86 percentOdessa: $5,408,871.18, up 62.38 percentPecos: $860,660.30, up 94.95 percentPresidio: $28,007.50, up 8.68 percentPyote: $10,261.16, up 250.9 percentRankin: $15,651.49, down 28.8 percentStanton: $67,063.14, up 2.05 percentToyah: $7,764.35, up 204.31 percentWickett: $24,138.48, up 1,823.23 percentWink: $53,329.32, up 90.03 percent Previous articleOPD searching for sex offenderNext articleSuspect charged with robbery, assault adminlast_img read more

GEEK: Make friends with your printer painlessly

first_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. center_img By admin – June 3, 2018 GEEK: Make friends with your printer painlessly Facebook Previous articleMASTER GARDENERS: Dish out fresh cilantro and coriander seedNext articleA SHARP LIFE: On Groundhog Days and robbing piggy banks admin ItsGeekToMeQ: I always enjoy your articles. Thanks for your passion. My question concerns booklet duplex printing to my WiFi HP OfficeJet Pro 8710. I generate a booklet document from Office (Word) 365 on my Dell Desktop-89C8GVE with Win10 Home, but when I print to my printer – both sides, fold on short side, the inside pages are upside down. The same problem if I convert to PDF. However, if I email to my HP laptop (doc or PDF), I can print to the same printer from the laptop without problems – the inside pages are right side up. Per Dell Desktop task manager, my hp 8710 PCL-3 is version Any ideas to fix this?– John L.Niceville, FloridaA: For those of my readers who don’t know the term, “duplex printing” simply means two-sided printing – specifically, the printer having the ability to print on both sides of the paper without the user having to remove it, turn it over and re-insert it into the printer. I can remember a time when this very desirable feature was only found in higher-end laser printers, but these days, it can be found in many ink-jets as well, including some of the more modestly priced ones.As I understand your problem, John, it’s happening because you are telling it to flip on the short side. This configuration is intended for “flip-books”. Imagine if your pages were punched at the top, and put on one of those clip-boards with two metal loops at the top. When you flip a page up to view the back, it’s upside down, so that’s how the printer prints it.So, change your setting to flip on the long side instead. That’s how it prints if it goes in a 3-ring binder, with both sides of each page printed in the same orientation.Since I’m on a roll, I’m going to go ahead and make this issue all about printers and printing. A question came up this week from a friend whose printer has issues cleanly picking off sheets of paper from the stack in the paper tray. He gets frequent paper jams, and says he has already replaced the rubber platen wheels in the printer, and it didn’t help. There are a few things to know if you’re in a similar problem.First of all, unless they’re simply worn out, your printer’s rubber wheels in the paper path shouldn’t need to be replaced. However, they do get covered in dust, paper chaff and other gunk over time. If your paper is jamming, or your pick-off wheel isn’t doing its job, first try cleaning them with rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. Turn off and unplug the printer first, and allow all the alcohol to evaporate before turning it back on.Another thing to note is paper orientation. Many reams of paper have an arrow on the label, pointing to one side of the ream, with words to the effect of “Image this side first”. This is a recommendation that this paper works best if you print to the indicated side, and if doing duplex printing, to that side first, and the other side second. Of course, that begs the question of how to tell whether your printer prints the top or bottom of the sheets sitting in its input tray. The secret is a little symbol that’s molded into the input tray of virtually every printer or copier made. Look for it either inside the tray, or on the tray’s cover. It is a little square with one corner folded down. It’s supposed to represent a piece of paper. There are lines on the paper that will either be on the face of the page, or visible on the folded down corner. If they are on the face, it indicates that the top of the page will get imaged first when the paper goes through the printer, and vice versa for the bottom. You can also tell which end of the paper will get pulled into the printer first by taking note of which end of the symbol has the folded corner. So, when loading up your printer, look for the arrow on the ream (if one is present) then pay attention to the paper orientation mark on the bin. You’ll have far fewer paper jams – that’s my Geek Guarantee! Pinterestlast_img read more

Registration set for engineering camp

first_img By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 Registration set for engineering camp Facebook Facebook Twitter The University of Texas Permian Basin will host engineering camps for middle and high school students this summer — and it will be in person.Anveeksh Koneru, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was the camp coordinator last year and Mesut Yurukcu, a post-doctoral researcher in the College of Engineering, is the coordinator this year.The middle school session is July 19-23 and the high school will be July 26-30. Hours for both are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UTPB engineering building off State Highway 191 near the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center in Midland.Registration deadline is noon June 18. Contact Mindy Rogers at [email protected], or call 432-552-3431. The cost is $295 per student; lunch and snacks are included; and limited scholarships are available upon review.The camp is funded by the UTPB College of Engineering and XTO Energy. It will be kept socially distant and masks will be required.Projects will include solar and wind power, gears, pulleys and belt drives, Newton’s laws, reactor simulation and Stirling engine, Ohm’s law, coding with Python and others.The camp was conducted virtually last year, but people were still interested in it. Koneru said students were self-motivated and didn’t have to be pushed.Koneru said they wanted to divide the camp into mechanical, chemical and electrical engineering to give students the experiences of those areas.They want the students to have fun while they learn.“It’s very fundamental and very, very basic, so without any prior knowledge in this the students should still be able to get some knowledge about how certain things work,” Koneru said.One example would be learning how a wind turbine works.Yurukcu said they are interested in future engineers, but also students who want to learn new things.Koneru said they hope to spark interest in engineering and show off the $55 million facilities and realize that UTPB is a viable option for studying the field.Courtney Wardlaw, XTO public and government affairs advisor Permian Division, said they are excited the camp will be held in person this year.“… We thought this was a really great way to partner with the university for hands-on experience to get them excited about STEM fields,” Wardlaw said.She added that research over the years shows that the younger you can get youngsters started, especially girls, the more likely they are to continue in STEM fields. The camp experience also gives students a chance to experience the fields outside a classroom setting. WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest TAGSAnveeksh KonerucampengineeringMesut YurukcuUniversity of Texas Permian Basin WhatsApp Local NewsEducationUTPB Pinterest Previous articleOCA top 2 were ESL studentsNext articleKids Farmers Market set Odessa Americanlast_img read more

TroyFest kicks off, heads into weekend

first_img TroyFest kicks off, heads into weekend Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Little Emory Drinkard was tapped to conduct the Southeast Alabama Community Band on one of John Philip Sousa’s famous marches. The band followed her lead and didn’t miss a beat. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Troy seeks sidewalk improvement grant The City of Troy is continuing its path toward completing the Downtown Plan approved in 2017 with an application for… read more By The Penny Hoarder Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img TroyFest is the premier Fine Art and Craft Festival for the Central Alabama Regional. The festival is held annually in memory of Troy artist Jean Lake.“TroyFest will welcome more than 85 artists to this year’s festival,” said Morgan Drinkard, an event coordinator. “ We have artists from Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois, and Florida traveling to Troy for TroyFest 2018, so it will be a very exciting show.”Drinkard said festival entertainment will begin Saturday morning on the TroyCable Entertainment Stage and there will be a great selection of crafts in the Troy Messenger Kids Corner.“It’s wonderful to see how the festival has grown over the years and the people who make visiting TroyFest a family tradition,” Drinkard said. “Our TroyFest vendors exhibit handmade items and quality pieces of art and craftsmanship. TroyFest is a great place to find one of a kind Mother’s Day presents, wedding gifts and artwork for your home.” “Community participation was outstanding,” Jackson said. “People of all ages came out to enjoy and appreciate the musical talent of members of the older and younger generations. Playing music is something that can be enjoyed throughout life and you never get too old to enjoy listening.”Jackson expressed appreciation to the musicians, all of those who attended the concerts and to those who worked behind the scenes to make the TroyFest Kick-Off such a great success.Next up is TroyFest, a celebration of the arts, in downtown Troy on Saturday and Sunday. Print Article Email the author Published 3:00 am Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Personally, Drinkard said she loves looking at her TroyFest collection and remembering which artist she purchased the item from and the story behind the piece.Drinkard said TroyFest is a place where memories are made and purchases are tangible reminders of the good times shared with family and friends on an April weekend around the square.TroyFest hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. TroyFest 2018, a premier art and craft show, officially kicked off Monday night with concerts on the square in downtown Troy.The Kickoff event got underway with a patriotic concert by the Southeast Alabama Community Band that featured marches including John Philip Sousa favorites. POPulus, Troy University’s popular music ensemble made up of students in the university’s Music Industry Program, took the stage around 8 p.m. The ensemble introduced many pop pieces, including several Troy students.Shelia Jackson, Troy tourism and pubic relations director, said the concerts offered a night of music, fun and fellowship. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China

first_img View post tag: asia View post tag: china Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China View post tag: USS Germantown View post tag: Hong Kongcenter_img USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with embarked elements of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, conducted a five day quality-of-life port visit to Hong Kong, China.After completing an arduous operational patrol of multinational exercises with regional partners over the summer and fall, the vessel entered the port of Hong Kong on October 13. During the visit the Sailors and Marines supported theater security initiatives by engaging with the local community and taking in the sights of culture of Hong Kong.Germantown’s crew and embarked Sailors and Marines took advantage of the opportunities provided to interact with the local community by conducting ship tours and taking part in several Community Service (COMSERV) projects.In addition to establishing lasting impressions through volunteer work in the community, USS Germantown welcomed distinguished guests aboard for an elaborate evening reception.[mappress mapid=”17246″]Image: US Navy October 22, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

City of South Bend to award emergency grants, host virtual Emergency Assistance Fair

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous articleThieves break into gun store in StevensvilleNext articleMichigan now testing those with mild symptoms for COVID-19 Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketcenter_img (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) The City of South Bend is awarding emergency grants, and hosting an assistance fair, to help local small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic.The grants, totaling $600,000, are being awarded to a pair of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to provide small business loans to local firms.The two CDFIs, Bankable and Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, both have long track records of lending to under-resourced borrowers.South Bend is also set to host an Emergency Assistance Fair for small businesses to learn more about emergency loans and other available COVID-19 relief.The fair is scheduled for Friday, April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be hosted virtually; attendees can view general information during the first 30 minutes of the event, then enter as many small group discussions as they’d like.You can join the event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday by clicking here.Following the informational session, small group discussions with providers will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with links to each provider’s sessions below:1st SourceAccionBankableCentierNDFCUPNCWoodforest By Brooklyne Beatty – April 15, 2020 0 351 Google+ City of South Bend to award emergency grants, host virtual Emergency Assistance Fair TAGSApril 17Emergency Assistance FairFridaygrantssmall businessSouth Bendvirtual Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: UKEF supports UK firms to develop critical Ghanaian infrastructure

first_img Email [email protected] BackgroundUK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations.Our mission is to ensure that no viable UK export should fail for want of finance or insurance from the private market. We provide finance and insurance to help exporters win, fulfil and ensure they get paid for export contracts.Sectors in which UKEF has supported exports include: aerospace, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications and transport.UKEF has a national regional network of 24 export finance managers supporting export businesses.Our range of products includes: This is just one example of the work we are doing as part of the Government’s Export Strategy, an ambitious plan to grow exports to 35% of UK GDP. We’re supporting UK businesses with financial support provided by our award-winning export credit agency UK Export Finance, and teams around the world are on hand to provide market-specific support where needed. I encourage any business looking for similar financing support to get in touch with our team through the website. Bond insurance policy Bond support scheme Buyer & supplier credit financing facility Direct lending facility Export insurance policy Export refinancing facility Export working capital scheme Letter of credit guarantee scheme Fabio Camara, Director, Contracta Construction UK Ltd said The completion of the Bekwai district hospital will have a significant positive impact on the standard of healthcare provided to the inhabitants of Bekwai. This crucial project would not have been delivered without the government’s support and we are delighted that UKEF has chosen to support Ghana’s on-going development and our overseas expansion. Matthew Shires, Managing Director, Eurofinsa said Cristiano Becker Hees, Managing Director, QGMI UK said International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has today (27 February 2019) announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana. Support will be provided to projects that have a direct impact on the country’s infrastructure and economic development, while delivering opportunities for British companies. The announcement was made at the latest meeting of the UK Ghana Business Council, a strategic partnership designed to encourage trade between the two countries.£70.3 million of the support will go towards a contract for Contracta Construction UK to develop and modernise Kumasi Central Market, a major trading centre in the Ashanti region which is currently visited by up to 800,000 people daily.UKEF will provide a direct loan and bank guarantee to Ghana’s Ministry of Finance to fund the contract, which will include improvements to electrical networks, water supplies, generators, fire detection systems and public transport.A guarantee for a £43.8 million loan will also be provided by UKEF to the Ministry of Finance to support the contract with QG Construction UK for the modernisation of Tamale Airport in the northern region of Ghana. The project will include the construction of a modern new international terminal building, access roads and ancillary facilities exclusive for civil aviation in the existing airport space.The expansion is designed to promote economic growth, to increase tourism and to boost socio-economic development by improving connections to the north of Ghana. It will also benefit Hajj pilgrims with the new Multipurpose Facility serving as a terminal building during the Hajj Season.Bekwai hospital will be provided with a guarantee for a £17.6 million loan from UKEF to support a contract between Ellipse UK and the Eurofinsa group. The companies will manage every aspect of the hospital’s completion including the supply and installation of medical equipment. Once completed, the hospital will have 120 beds, an emergency department, a maternity ward and an operating theatre.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: Media enquiries: Robert Maccabe, Head of Press and Corporate Communications Mobile +44 (0)7791 797810 Tamale airport’s expansion is a priority for the Ghanaian Government, demonstrating the importance of improved transportation links to the continuing growth of the country’s economy and, particularly, the northern region of the country. We look forward to working on this transformational project and welcome the UK Government’s continued support of British exports overseas. Ghana is an increasingly dynamic economy and I am delighted that UKEF is supporting the development of the vital infrastructure that will underpin this growth. These projects will have a dramatic impact on trade, healthcare and transport in the country and demonstrate how British expertise across a number of sectors is improving vital infrastructure all over the world. UKEF’s flexible financial support played a key part in securing the Kumasi Central Market contract. Kumasi is a vital trading hub for the Ashanti region and West Africa’s largest market, and this modernisation will have huge benefits for vendors and customers, as well as for our continued international growth and UK supply chain. Our country cover positions outline our current cover policy and risk appetite for each country.last_img read more

KITA and Harvard connect to advance Korean Scholarship

first_imgHarvard University and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) recently announced an agreement (Dec. 10) to advance modern Korean scholarship at the University.KITA, through its philanthropic arm, the Korea Sanhak Foundation (KSF), has broadened the gift terms of the $13 million Modern Korea Economy and Society Professorship to promote expanded academic opportunities at Harvard. In addition to supporting tenured or nontenured professors in modern Korean studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the funds may now be used for related visiting faculty appointments, dissertation research and writing, graduate fellowship support, and research programs in modern Korean economy and society.“The agreement is wonderful news for KITA/KSF and for the University,” said Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard’s vice provost for international affairs and Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics. “This is a significant gift, with important implications for Korean scholarship, and we are grateful to KITA and KSF for strengthening a partnership that the University holds in high regard.”Domínguez praised Il SaKong, KITA and KSF chairman and CEO — who also chairs the G20 Summit Korea Coordinating Committee — for his leadership in reaching a new accord. “Dr. SaKong was instrumental in facilitating the open dialogue that ultimately led to this announcement.”Harvard President Drew Faust, Lincoln Professor of History, described the agreement as a reaffirmation of the University’s commitment to advancing the field of modern Korean studies in the United States. “KITA and the Sanhak Foundation are enabling Harvard to attract talented faculty and to support young scholars,” she said. “I am grateful to Dr. SaKong for his passionate support of Korean scholarship, and for his efforts to broaden the scope of Harvard’s teaching and research in this important area of study.”First funded by KSF (formerly the Korean Traders Scholarship Foundation) in 1975, the gift has provided for teaching and research support of junior faculty, and for the naming of a senior faculty member to the chair. Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History and acting director of Harvard’s Korea Institute, held the chair before assuming his current professorship.In highlighting the spirit of collaboration that led to the agreement, Domínguez noted the invaluable contributions of several Harvard faculty and staff, particularly Eckert; David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature and director of the Korea Institute; Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy; and Susan Lee Laurence, associate director of the Korea Institute.The Korea International Trade Association is the largest business association in the Republic of Korea. KITA currently has 65,000 member companies.last_img read more

K-12 education appears on downward slide as pandemic continues

first_img Is go-slow schools’ reopening failing kids? Related Another side effect is that children learning remotely are cut off from an important access point to the mental health care system at a time when learning remotely has been linked to higher levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, and vulnerability to abuse.“What we’ve done is made life much harder for children and simultaneously taken away the access point that so many kids have to the services that they need,” Levinson said.Levinson, who spoke at an online event, “The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Disrupted School Year and Public Health,” sponsored by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, GBH, and PRI’s “The World,” blamed an atmosphere of mistrust for handicapping U.S. schools’ response to the pandemic, and in particular for its slow response to the shifting scientific understanding of the relatively minor role children play in coronavirus transmission, a key factor in decisions about instituting in person or remote learning.Harvard Chan School Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch, who appeared at the event with Levinson Tuesday morning, said that early in the pandemic, public health officials were forced to make decisions with incomplete information about the virus’ impact on children and their role in transmitting the virus. Policies to shift to remote learning were approved then — appropriately — but in the ensuing months, the initial sense that children tend to get mild or asymptomatic illness and to have a reduced role in transmitting the virus has been bolstered by scientific data.“The balance has changed, and there’s sort of a mantra now that schools should be the last to close and the first to open,” said Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch (clockwise from top left). Joining the panel was Professor of Education Meira Levinson and moderator Elana Gordon. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThat, combined with a greater appreciation of the importance of schools in providing education and a host of other societal functions — socialization, feeding disadvantaged children, sports and exercise, even child care that allows parents to go to work — has shifted the view of experts to one in which in-person learning should be protected — as long as schools can provide appropriate infection safeguards, such as reducing density, masking, sanitizing, appropriate ventilation.“The balance has changed, and there’s sort of a mantra now that schools should be the last to close and the first to open,” said Lipsitch, director of the Chan School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. “That really is based on the absolutely crucial nature of schools … but also because the data are emerging that at least the younger grades are typically not major foci of transmission — and there have just been papers coming out in the last few days affirming that — if there are significant control measures in place.”The question of school reopening, however, isn’t one determined purely by public health concerns. Levinson said that mistrust has become a powerful factor and, in many communities, teachers mistrust the school district; administrators mistrust teachers; and parents mistrust both. That dynamic was illustrated, she said, during recent school reopenings, including that in New York City, after which just about a third of students arrived in person for lessons.“We’re in a better place than we were and a worse place than, obviously, anyone would like us to be,” Levinson said. Pregnant women with COVID-19 may not pass virus to newborn, study suggests Looking at what the election will mean to education policy Limited sample provides insights that could improve care and inform vaccine timing Experts say it raises need to speed vaccinations, lifts herd immunity threshold center_img Experts see funds for safer schools, more civil discourse, inclusiveness policies Expert says health risks can be managed; educational, social, nutritional risks can’t American K-12 education is suffering through a difficult year, with one Harvard expert blaming a stew of mistrust, politicization, and fear for a pandemic response by schools that has seriously hampered learning for all but a privileged few and left an estimated 20 percent of remote learners receiving virtually no schooling at all.“Yes, they’re doing worse. We have really clear evidence of that,” Meira Levinson, a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, said of student performance in remote classrooms. “They [students] are not showing up as much; they’re not showing up as consistently; they are not doing as much when they do show up; and they’re not engaging in the same ways.”At the height of school closures, more than 90 percent of the world’s schools were closed, affecting 2 billion children, Levinson said, citing UNESCO figures. Today, about 213 million students are still fully remote, with many more in hybrid learning. Altogether, she said some 250 million children globally haven’t set foot in their physical classrooms for 10 months, including about a third of U.S. school-aged children.Levinson said one side effect of the pandemic is that educational inequities are getting worse, with students who were most disadvantaged before the coronavirus arrived falling even further behind, while many of their peers in private schools are keeping pace by learning in person or remotely in small classes with abundant tech support.“The inequities are getting worse,” Levinson said. “It’s an incredibly heterogenous pool that we’re talking about. For probably 20 percent of kids in the United States — and many, many around the world whose access to remote learning is maybe through the radio, or maybe through a television station, or through mailed packets or so forth — they may be getting basically nothing. They truly have now stopped getting schooling.” “What we’ve done is made life much harder for children and simultaneously taken away the access point that so many kids have to the services that they need.” — Meira Levinson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Highly infectious coronavirus variant dampens prospects for summer return to normal Levinson traced the arrival of the us-against-them attitude to President Trump’s insistence last July that schools reopen in person. That politicized the issue, she said, shifting it from a collaborative search for solutions into one-side-versus-another.In the months to come, the two said, the rapid vaccination of teachers should help — they’re prioritized in the cohort to be vaccinated after 75-year-olds and people with two health risk factors, Lipsitch said — though a return to academic normalcy before next school year is unlikely. In addition, Lipsitch said, if the new, more transmissible virus variant from the U.K. becomes widespread in the U.S., that may change the calculus around whether it is safe to keep schools open and offers a key reason why it’s important to track the variant and make it the focus of control efforts.“If all goes well, or even with a little bit of wiggle room if everything doesn’t go perfectly well, that should be in time for next school year,” Lipsitch said of the likely timeframe for teacher vaccinations. “I think it’s hard to imagine getting a large amount of vaccine uptake in time to rescue much of this school year, even if teachers were put at the very top.”last_img read more