The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgThe Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Initiates Plc is a professional waste management company in Nigeria offering services for waste management, industrial cleaning and decontamination for the private and public sectors. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Initiates Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

En solidaridad con las minorías perseguidas del mundo

first_img 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 Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Por Matthew Davies Posted Apr 13, 2015 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Shreveport, LA 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 Rector Smithfield, NC Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY En solidaridad con las minorías perseguidas del mundo Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Cristianos iraquíes desplazados que huyeron de los militantes del Estado Islámico en Mosul, oran en una escuela que funge de campamento de refugiados en Erbil. Foto de Ahmed Jadallah/REUTERS.[Episcopal News Service] Los atentados dinamiteros contra Iglesias, las brutales decapitaciones, las conversiones forzosas y la migración en masa se han convertido en los emblemas de las facciones extremistas en el Oriente Medio y en África; la persecución a las minorías religiosas y la eliminación de las poblaciones cristianas que en algunos lugares —tales como Irak, Siria y Egipto— se remontan al siglo I.Para muchos en Occidente que las vemos solamente a través de los ojos de los medios de difusión, estas comunidades oprimidas pueden parecer a un millón de kilómetros de distancia. Para otros, incluidos muchos líderes episcopales y anglicanos, son vecinos globales, hermanos cristianos o asociados interreligiosos, y personas en urgente necesidad de salvamento.“Jesús es muy claro de que nuestros prójimos son a veces, tal vez con frecuencia, los que menos esperamos o los que quisiéramos ignorar”, dijo el Rdo. Christopher Bishop, rector de la iglesia episcopal de San Martín [St. Martin’s] en Radnor, Pensilvania, en declaraciones a Episcopal News Service. “La única diferencia real entre nosotros y alguien en Mosul o Kirkuk, por ejemplo, es mala, mala suerte. Debemos actuar en nombre de ellos del mismo modo que —de estar los papeles invertidos— quisiéramos que ellos se movilizaran a favor nuestro”.Bishop y sus feligreses han elegido la acción en lugar de la inacción y se han comprometido a andar junto a las comunidades desplazadas que están viviendo en tiendas, en edificios abandonados y en sótanos en Erbil, Irak.La iglesia ha iniciado el ministerio y la página web En Apoyo a los Cristianos Iraquíes [Stand With Iraqi Christians] y uno de sus miembros vive y trabaja en Erbil. Bishop está planeando viajar a Erbil en los próximos meses “para hacer entrega de apoyo económico, emocional y de comunicaciones y crear relaciones con las comunidades de sobrevivientes”.Según las personas que Bishop conoce en Erbil, “la situación para todo el mundo, particularmente para las minorías cristianas, es simplemente desesperada”, dijo él. “Sabemos que no son sólo los cristianos los que están siendo maltratados —hay musulmanes, yazidis, cualquiera que no esté comprometido con la ortodoxia medieval del Daesh”, el nombre árabe para el estilo propio del Estado Islámico, el grupo subversivo extremista que controla territorio en Irak, Siria, Libia y Nigeria y que intenta poner en vigor una versión draconiana del código Sharía.Un niño desplazado iraquí que huyó con su familia de los militantes del estado islámico en Mosul, mece la cuna de su hermanito en una escuela de Erbil, que ahora funge de campo de refugiados. Foto de Ahmed Jadallah/REUTERS.“La misión de [la iglesia de] San Martín es “buscar a Dios y ser el cuerpo de Cristo en el mundo”, dijo Bishop. “Esta crisis trasciende las fronteras religiosas y nacionales, y espero que pueda inspirarnos a todos nosotros a actuar. Si vamos a afirmar este poderoso y potenciador testimonio de la razón de Dios para nuestro ser, eso significa tender la mano de amistad y apoyo a los que, cerca o lejos, sufren y están necesitados de amor”.Los norteamericanos y los europeos con frecuencia creen que el cristianismo es occidental, dijo él, Pero “sus orígenes, obviamente, están en el Oriente Medio. La idea de que fieles comunidades cristianas que se remontan al siglo I después de Cristo se extingan definitivamente es más que catastrófico: debe horrorizar completamente a todos los que atesoramos la preciosa continuidad que estas iglesias representan para nuestras vidas devotas, litúrgicas y comunales hoy en día. Ello me hace sentir en primer lugar triste, y luego motivado”.El Rdo. Bill Schwartz, sacerdote anglicano establecido en Qatar y misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal desde 1993, visita Irak con regularidad. A su regreso de Bagdad hace tres semanas, dijo que había un evidente espíritu de consternación entre muchos iraquíes respecto a los archiconservadores suníes llamados daesh, así como la corrupción en el gobierno iraquí y su incapacidad de brindarles protección a sus ciudadanos.“Los daesh son intolerantes con cualquiera que no convenga con su perspectiva, y esa perspectiva no parece ser coherente”, dijo Schwarz, cuyo libro de publicación reciente El islam: una religión, un cultura, una sociedad [Islam: A Religion, A Culture, A Society] aborda las complejidades de la fe en contextos islámicos. “Muchos musulmanes sunitas también son denigrados y perseguidos por las fuerzas del Daesh… La reciente presentación monocultural del islam que está promoviendo el Daesh ha creado una polarización en la sociedad iraquí entre los que son exclusivistas y los que desean que la sociedad sea inclusiva”.Aunque renuente a condonar la violencia de cualquier género, Schwarz dijo que él cree que la ofensiva militar contra el Daesh “es desafortunadamente necesaria para la protección de los oprimidos y para la seguridad del mundo”.El Rdo. Bill Schwartz, sacerdote anglicano y misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal en Qatar, habla en la ceremonia de apertura del Centro Anglicano de Qatar. Foto de Ginger Camel.Schwartz, arcediano de la Diócesis de Chipre y del Golfo, y administrador del Centro Anglicano en Qatar, reconoció también que el gobierno iraquí debe tomar medidas enérgicas contra la corrupción en sus filas, de manera que el país pueda comenzar a funcionar normalmente y prepararse para la “recreación de la sociedad civil con parámetros sociales seguros de manera que las personas puedan aprender a confiar unas en las otras y a vivir juntas”. Añadió que son necesarias enormes cantidades de financiación y de inversiones” para reconstruir ciudades y sociedades arruinadas, así como también invertir en la creación de empleos.El Consejo Ejecutivo de la Iglesia Episcopal en su reunión de marzo aprobó una resolución en que condenaba el uso de la religión con el fin de promover agendas políticas “dirigidas a aterrorizar, acosar y oprimir a individuos y comunidades y a obstaculizar su capacidad de disfrutar de derechos humanos básicos debido a sus creencias religiosas y filiaciones sociales, étnicas, de clase, de casta, de género y nacionales”.La resolución también pide a los gobiernos del mundo “confrontar la realidad de la persecución religiosa, proteger a las minorías religiosas y a los civiles dentro del marco de las leyes internacionales y humanitarias, abordar la exclusión política y la desesperación económica que están siendo manipuladas por las fuerzas de los extremistas, aumentar la asistencia humanitaria y para el desarrollo a los países anfitriones [de los refugiados] y a ONG confiables, y aceptar para reasentamiento a parte proporcional de las personas más vulnerables allí donde el regreso a sus países de origen es imposible”.No más de dos semanas después de que el Consejo Ejecutivo hubiera aprobado su resolución, el mundo lamentaba la muerte de más de 150 estudiantes kenianos, cristianos en su mayoría, víctimas de un ataque casi al amanecer del 2 de abril en la Universidad de Garissa a manos de una banda de extremistas islámicos que se dicen parte del grupo militante al-Shababa de Somalia.En su sermón del Día de Pascua en la catedral de Cantórbery, el arzobispo de Cantórbery Justin Welby, dijo que los estudiantes eran mártires “arrebatados en la resurrección: Cristo mismo a su lado vence sus muertes crueles, la brutalidad de su persecución, porque ellos comparten su sufrimiento, y él está junto a ellos porque se levantó de los muertos. Por la resurrección de Jesús de los muertos, la crueldad es vencida, el mal es derrotado, los mártires son victoriosos”.El arzobispo Eliud Wabukala de la Iglesia Anglicana de Kenia, describió el ataque como “una manifestación calculada del mal concebida para destruir nuestra nación y nuestra fe”, pero afirmó que sus muertes no serán en vano, así como “la muerte de Jesús en la cruz no fue en vano. Por su muerte, la muerte ha sido destruida… Llamamos al gobierno a hacer todo lo que esté a su alcance para proteger las vidas de sus ciudadanos y llamamos a la comunidad mundial a reconocer que esta última salvajada no es sólo un ataque a Kenia, sino parte de un asalto a la paz mundial. Ha llegado la hora de que el mundo se una como nunca antes para derrotar esta creciente amenaza”.Mientras muchos en Estados Unidos y otros países occidentales se debaten en torno a la manera de abordar el extremismo y la persecución en el Oriente Medio y África, el Consejo Ejecutivo exhortó a todos los episcopales “a participar en oraciones, apoyo, educación y defensa de las personas desplazadas y de las iglesias que están ofreciente socorro y esperanza a esas personas desplazadas que han sido desarraigadas por conflictos y viven en campamentos de refugiados”.Occidente puede también mostrar apoyo y solidaridad, dijo Schwarz en Qatar, a través de la generosidad, al contribuir a las iniciativas de socorro; y mediante la promoción de una voluntad política que mire los problemas a largo plazo en lugar de a las próximas elecciones (en Estados Unidos y en Europa tanto como en Irak).El Rdo. canónigo Robert Edmunds, encargado de asociaciones de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera para el Oriente Medio, dijo: “A veces oímos la expresión ‘presencia cristiana’ en el Oriente Medio y suena pasiva y carente de vitalidad, cuando la verdad del problema para los que allí viven es bastante diferente. La presencia cristiana a través de la región es acerca de cristianos cuyas familias y raíces religiosas se remontan a los tiempos de Cristo. No se trata de residentes temporales en una tierra extraña, sino de personas cuyas vidas son parte integrante del paisaje, de la historia de la cultura y de las tradiciones que tiene y prosigue configurando cada generación”.La presencia de las iglesias cristianas indígenas “brinda el lenguaje del amor de Dios y de todos los prójimos que están en peligro de ser silenciados”, añadió Edmundo. “Nosotros en Occidente debemos seguir dándole visibilidad a esas atrocidades, tanto desde el punto de vista de la solidaridad con nuestros hermanos y hermanas cristianos, como alentando a los líderes políticos a buscar soluciones duraderas para la paz en beneficio de todos. Perder la voz de los cristianos indígenas en la región sería catastrófico para el futuro”.Antes de la invasión encabezada por Estados Unidos en 2003, Irak era el hogar de aproximadamente un millón y medio de cristianos —alrededor de un 5 por ciento de la población— que traza sus raíces casi 2.000 años atrás. En la actualidad, quedan menos de 400.000.Algunos de esos cristianos han huido a países vecinos, muchos de los cuales tienen sus propios problemas de inestabilidad y extremismo, y están esforzándose por responder a las necesidades básicas del creciente influyo de refugiados. Otros encuentra su camino en países más estables, en Europa y más lejos.En julio de 2014, Francia respondió a la persecución religiosa de minorías en Irak ofreciéndoles asilo a cristianos de Mosul, hogar de una de las comunidades cristianas más antiguas del Oriente Medio.La Asociación para la Ayuda a las Minorías del Oriente Medio [The Association d’Entraide aux Minorités d’Orient] establecida en 2007 por el obispo Pierre Whalon de la Convocación de Iglesias Episcopales en Europa y el empresario iraquí Elish Yako, ayuda a algunos refugiados en su integración a la sociedad.Muchos de los refugiados son miembros de la Iglesia Católica Caldea, que data del Siglo I, cuando la región en torno a Irak se conocía por Babilonia.“Para ellos”, dijo Yako a ENS, “lo más importante es su libertad… y practicar su religión sin temor a terroristas y a que [alguien] le secuestre sus hijos”.Yako se mantiene en contacto regular con todas las familias que la asociación ha ayudado a reasentarse, entre ellas, por ejemplo, una familia de cuatro miembros —madre, padre, hijo e hija— que vive a unos 29 kilómetros al sur de París. Ellos se mudaron a Francia en 2009 luego de recibir repetidas amenazas de muerte. Los niños le dijeron a ENS que se sienten felices por fin de poder practicar su religión libremente y que se enorgullecen de ello.“Estas personas deberían de estar todavía en Irak”, le dijo Whalon a ENS. “Muchísimos de ellos aún tienen sus propias casas. Nunca quisieron dejarlas. Las alquilaron y esperan regresar. Por supuesto, en la situación actual es imposible. Sin duda, quisiéramos que los cristianos se quedaran [en Irak], pero los queremos vivos.“Los que pueden vivir para contar la historia, dan testimonio del poder de Dios”, añadió. “Eso me dice muchísimo del valor de lo que hacemos y de lo que somos en el mundo”.— Matthew Davies es redactor y reportero de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Summer Olympics Medal Count Update

first_img10Sweden1102 PlaceCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 7Russia1225 Here are the 2016 Summer Olympic Medal count after Day 2.Fourteen events awarded medals on Day 2 with Team USA capturing five. Katie Ledecky won Gold in the 400m freestyle and broke her own Olympic record in the process. The US men’s 4x100m relay team also won Gold.  This was Michael Phelps’ 19th Olympic gold medal and his 23rd overall medal.Team USA in on top of the Medal Count scoreboard with 8 medals followed by China and Italy with 7 each. 8Hungary2002 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 5Australia3036 6South Korea2215 9Great Britain1102 TAGSolympics Previous articleOn This Day: Truman signs UN CharterNext articleControlled burns coming to Apopka Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 3Italy2327center_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear 1United States35412 Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 4Japan1067 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! 2China3238 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Midweek Madness – Kristen Thomas dropped ball blows great try

first_imgWednesday Feb 11, 2015 Midweek Madness – Kristen Thomas dropped ball blows great try Poor Kristen Thomas. The USA were all set to score a fantastically well-worked try against New Zealand in Sao Paulo, but then this happened. The New Zealand ladies went on to win the tournament, the second leg of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.The next leg takes place in Atlanta, USA, where Thomas will have a chance to make amends at the Kennesaw State University on 14/15 March.See more rugby bloopers in the Related Posts and in our See it to Believe It sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

House in Takatsuki / Tato Architects

first_img Year:  Projects Planting: Save this picture!West side appearance. Image © shinkenchiku_sha+ 34Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share ArchDaily 2018 Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935675/house-in-takatsuki-tato-architects Clipboard Area:  96 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Takashi Manda Structural House in Takatsuki / Tato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Takatsuki / Tato Architects “COPY” Japancenter_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsakaTakatsukiOn FacebookJapanPublished on March 18, 2020Cite: “House in Takatsuki / Tato Architects” 18 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?高规‘螺旋’住宅,7米16层 / 岛田阳建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Structure Design: COCA-Z, Tatsuya Kokaji ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935675/house-in-takatsuki-tato-architects Clipboard House in Takatsuki / Tato Architects Photographs:  shinkenchiku_sha Architect In Charge:Yo ShimadaDesign Team:Yo Shimada, Akira YasudaStructure Design Team:Takashi Manda, Taijiro KatoConstruction:Shoken Kikaku, Naoki SasaharaCity:TakatsukiCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!South side appearance. The diagonal roofline, decided by building height restrictions, makes the house change appearance depending on where you view it from, when standing on the road. Image © shinkenchiku_shaRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. When designing a house on a site with limited space, we have recently been exploring the possibilities of a continuous floor arrangement that extends gradually over a series of stepped floors. Rather than using walls and different floor levels to clearly divide the space into various functions, everything loosely connects and disconnects from each other through stepped floors. The idea is to create a sense of expansion inside a small house, so that you would find yourself on top of a rooftop in one moment, and tucked beneath a floor in another.Save this picture!Stair spiral from the Entrance to Deck 2 via the Study, Living 1, Dinning, Living 2 and Living 3. Image © shinkenchiku_shaSave this picture!plansSave this picture!Study and Living 1 area in the back. Image © shinkenchiku_shaThis concept first came into reality with the project ​House in Miyamoto. Here, the spaces between different floor levels were left open to create a floating effect, allowing the floors to be used as desks and shelves where objects could be stored. At the same time, this design allowed us to visually emphasize the relationships between various rooms.Save this picture!View to all Living areas, seen from the Dinning. The pendant light above the dining table, is designed by Tato Architects. Image © shinkenchiku_shaSave this picture!site axonometricSave this picture!Bedroom and Entrance. Image © shinkenchiku_shaFor this house, we used the same composition while pursuing new possibilities. Due to budgeting reasons, wood was chosen for the structure, and the spaces between the floors were enclosed due to structural limitations. Unlike House in Miyamoto, the visibility within the house is limited; there is only a hint of the spaces that continue beyond one’s vision. By overlaying a diagonal grid rotated at 45° on top of a rectangular shell, we attempted to create a simple yet complex, geographical, and cave-like labyrinth captured inside a small house. The floor rises from two different points in a spiral to meet on a floor that is the dining and kitchen and separates to finally meet again on the rooftop.Save this picture!The study as seen from the entrance. The floor level skip is 690mm; it fits well with the height of furniture and functions, such as tables and shelfs. A wooden hatch on the wall opens to the mailbox, under the washbasin is storage for shoes and other possessions. Image © shinkenchiku_shaThe roof is designed to meet the setback regulations, and when this is installed on top of the series of floors, the house, while reminiscent of a traditional home, became a rather curious polyhedron.Save this picture!Living 2, as seen from Living 3. Image © shinkenchiku_shaThe site is in a suburban residential neighborhood on a slope developed into terraced plots; the neighboring ground levels are also uneven. In the beginning, we thought about using a split-level composition in response to the conditions of the location – this idea eventually inspired the design for this project. As a result, sixteen different floors were packed into this small house, expanding and moving around in different directions to create a functional, cave-like foundation to support the life of the residents.Save this picture!View from Deck 1 to up to Deck 2 and down to the Bathroom. The rooftop connects the two stair spirals into a loop of spaces. Image © shinkenchiku_shaSave this picture!View in the Bathroom direction, from Deck 2. Image © shinkenchiku_shaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Entry of High School of Engineering and Management / A&F architectesSelected ProjectsFloationg Courtyard / TAOASelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Takatsuki, Japan Photographslast_img read more

GameStop soars again; Wall Street bends under the pressure

TAGS  Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Twitter GameStop soars again; Wall Street bends under the pressure Another bout of selling gripped the U.S. stock market Friday, as anxiety mounts over whether the frenzy behind a swift, meteoric rise in GameStop and a handful of other stocks will damage Wall Street overall. The S&P 500 dropped 1.9%, giving the benchmark index its biggest weekly loss since October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq each fell 2%. GameStop shot up nearly 70%, clawing back much of its steep loss from the day before, after Robinhood said it will allow customers to start buying some of the stock again. GameStop has been on a stupefying 1,600% run over the last three weeks and has become the battleground where swarms of smaller investors see themselves making an epic stand against the 1%. The assault is directed squarely at hedge funds and other Wall Street titans that had bet the struggling video game retailer’s stock would fall. Those firms are taking sharp losses, and other investors say that’s pushing them to sell other stocks they own to raise cash. That, in turn, helps pull down parts of the market completely unrelated to the revolt underway by the cadre of smaller and novice investors. The maniacal moves for GameStop and a few other formerly beaten-down stocks has drowned out many of the other issues weighing on markets, including the virus, vaccine rollouts and potential aid for the economy. “Our consideration is whether this is something that is a long-term influence or contained within a handful of companies,” said Tom Hainlin, national investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management. Meanwhile, calls for regulators to step in are growing louder on Capitol Hill, and the Securities and Exchange Commission says it’s carefully monitoring the situation. “You’ve seen a lot of volatility this week, so when you have some unknowns like what you’re seeing in the retail trading world, people are a little concerned at record highs here and taking some money off the table,” said Megan Horneman, director of portfolio strategy at Verdence Capital Advisors. The S&P 500 fell 73.14 points to 3,714.24. It ended the week with a 3.2% loss, its worst week in three months. It ended January with a 1.1% loss, its first monthly decline since October. The S&P 500 is still up 13.6% since the end of October. Some of the heaviest weights on the index were Apple, Microsoft and other Big Tech stocks that have been big winners for professional and other investors over the last year. The Dow lost 620.74 points to 29,982.62, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite slid 266.46 points to 13,070.69. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 32.97 points, or 1.6%, to 2,073.64. Other forces also weighed on the market. Johnson & Johnson fell 3.6% after it said its vaccine appears to protect against COVID-19, though not as powerfully as rivals. Analysts said the results, which would require just one shot instead of the two required by other vaccine makers, were below expectations. Elsewhere, investors watched virus infection spikes in Europe and Asia, renewed travel curbs and negotiations in Washington over President Joe Biden’s proposed $1.9 trillion economic aid package. Hopes for such stimulus for the economy have carried the S&P 500 and other major indexes back to record highs recently, along with enthusiasm about COVID-19 vaccines and the Federal Reserve’s pledge to keep the accelerator floored on its help for the economy. Low interest rates from the Fed can act like steroids for stocks and other investments. “We are still moving towards a recovery from the pandemic, just a heck of a lot bumpier than anyone had expected,” said Stephen Innes of Axi in a report. Wall Street’s focus remains squarely on GameStop and other moonshot stocks. AMC Entertainment jumped 53.7%, and headphone company Koss vaulted 52.5%. After their success with GameStop, traders have been looking for other downtrodden stocks in the market where hedge funds and other Wall Street firms are betting on price drops. By rallying together into these stocks, they are triggering something called a “short squeeze.” In that, a stock’s price can explode higher as investors who had bet on price declines scramble to get out of their trades. The smaller investors, meanwhile, have been crowing about their empowerment and saying the financial elite are simply getting their comeuppance after years of pulling away from the rest of America. “We’ve had their boot on our necks for so (expletive) long that the sudden rush of blood to our brains when we have just a (asterisk)chance(asterisk) of getting free has made me feel … well, it’s made me feel,” one user wrote on a Reddit discussion about GameStop stock. “I’ve been isolated throughout this entire pandemic and live in a state far from home or any sense of community, ”another user replied. “I’d kind of just… given up. These last few weeks I’ve started caring again; feeling impassioned again; wanting more again.” Most of Wall Street and other market watchers say they expect the smaller-pocketed investors who are pushing up GameStop to eventually get burned. The struggling retailer is expected to still lose money in its next fiscal year, and many analysts say its stock should be closer to $15 than $330. In response, many users on Reddit have said they can keep up the pressure longer than hedge funds can stay solvent, although they often use more colorful language to say that. This week, Robinhood and other online trading platforms restricted trading in GameStop and other stocks that have soared recently, prompting outrage from individual investors on Twitter and other social media sites. After easing up on some of the restrictions early Friday, Robinhood tightened them again throughout the day, limiting the number of GameStop shares that customers could buy. By 3:03 p.m. Eastern time, they could not purchase any more if they already had at least one share. The SEC said Friday that it is evaluating “the extreme price volatility of certain stocks’ trading prices,” warning that such volatility can expose investors to “rapid and severe losses and undermine market confidence.” Jacob Frenkel, a former SEC enforcement attorney and federal prosecutor, suggested it may have made sense for the market watchdog agency to suspend trading for up to 10 days in GameStop stock, under its legal authority. Merely monitoring the situation, without SEC action, “is like putting safety experts in a permanent front-row seat in front of a runaway roller coaster,” Frenkel said. An enforcement investigation by the agency would need to determine whether there were violations of the securities laws, said Frenkel, who heads the government investigations practice at law firm Dickinson Wright. Both the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee plan to hold hearings on the GameStop controversy. “The capital markets need to be less of a casino and more of a place where people … can invest in companies that are leading the new economy,” said Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., who heads the Financial Services subcommittee on investor protection. ——— AP Business Writers Joe McDonald and Marcy Gordon contributed. By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Previous articleGundogan emerging as unlikely scoring star for Man CityNext articleTop road course racers ready to open season at Rolex 24 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Local NewsBusinessUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest read more

Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty

first_img Virginia lawmakers vote to abolish the death penalty WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Facebook Twitter TAGS  Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleGreen lifts Eastern Kentucky past SE Missouri 87-65Next articleUTOPIA Fiber Announces Completion of $52.5 Million Funding Round Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, front left, and Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, front right, listen to Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, top during debate on the death penalty abolition bill at the Senate session at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsUS Newslast_img read more

National Lockdown : MHA Allows Registered Shops Selling Non-Essential Goods To Open From Saturday [Read Order]

first_imgTop StoriesNational Lockdown : MHA Allows Registered Shops Selling Non-Essential Goods To Open From Saturday [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 April 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xThe Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on Friday night permitting shops selling non-essential goods to open from Saturday onwards.Shops selling essential goods were already exempted as per the original lockdown notification issued on March 24.The permission is applicable to shops in market complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. But relaxations are…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order on Friday night permitting shops selling non-essential goods to open from Saturday onwards.Shops selling essential goods were already exempted as per the original lockdown notification issued on March 24.The permission is applicable to shops in market complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities. But relaxations are not applicable in Hotspots/containment zones.The Ministry later clarified that the relaxation is not applicable to restaurants, salons and barber shops, and also to liquor shops. E-commerce operations for non-essential goods will also remain suspended.Ministry of Home Affairs clarifies that the relaxation given to open shops is not applicable to RESTAURANTS, SALONS & BARBER SHOPS.They would remain CLOSED. The relaxations pertain only to shops selling items.#Lockdown2 @HMOIndia @PIBHomeAffairs— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 25, 2020 On April 15, the MHA had issued a fresh set of guidelines with respect to the lockdown period extended till May 3, which had a list of permissible activities.The order modifies the April 15 order to state “”all shops, including neighbourhood shops and standalone shops, shops in residential complexes, within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities, registered under the Shops and Establishment Act of the respective State and UT” will be allowed to open during the lockdown.The order clarifies that it is not applicable to shopping complexes and malls but only to local shops registered with the municipal corporation. “In Sub-clause 1 (x), the term ‘shopping complexes’ is replaced with ‘market complexes within the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities,” reads the order.#COVID19 updateAll registered shops regd under Shops & Establishment Act of respective States/ UTs, including shops in residential complexes, neighborhood & standalone shops exempted from #lockdown restrictions. Prohibited: Shops in single & multi brand malls pic.twitter.com/NNz9abgWdA— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) April 24, 2020The order makes inclusions in sub-clause (xiii) and (xiv) under Clause 14 of the April 15 notification on commercial and private establishments to include all shops registered under the Shops and Establishment Act of the respective states and union territories. This is inclusive of shops in residential complexes and market complexes. But shops in multi-brand and single-brand malls, are excluded.The shops can function only with 50 per cent strength of workers with wearing of masks and social distancing being mandatory. Next Storylast_img read more

Cathaoirleach refuses to hold emergency meeting to discuss RIC commemoration

first_img Previous articleFormer Derry Chamber CEO to replace Colum Eastwood in StormontNext articleDerry make four changes for Donegal visit News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has declined to hold an emergency meeting to discuss the commemoration of members of the RIC next week.Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig yesterday publicly called for the meeting to take place and for the council to firmly oppose the planned event.Dublin City Council last night voted to boycott the event.Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig says he will now be seeking the support from fellow councillors in the hope Councillor Nicholas Crossan will reconsider:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/michric5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th This evening, Cllr Nicholas Crossan told Highland Radio News that if Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig secures five other signatures, a meeting will be called.He said neither he nor Leas Cathaoirleach Niamh Kennedy intends attending the event, and since Sunday, he has been contacting other members, none of whom have expressed any interest in going.That being the case, he said he does not believe a special meeting to be necessary. Twitter By News Highland – January 7, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Cathaoirleach refuses to hold emergency meeting to discuss RIC commemoration WhatsApp Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

Man sustains slash wounds during altercation in Derry

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Previous articleFinal Marathon Prep Evening with Teresa McDaidNext articleShamrock Rvs 1 v 0 Finn Harps – FT Report News Highland Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an altercation at licenced premises at Strand Road in Derry on Tuesday evening last.In a statement Detective Sergeant Donnell said that they believe that a fight started inside the premises, at around 9pm, between two groups of males which then carried on outside near to the junction with Great James Street.One male sustained a number of slash type injuries to his face which required him to attend hospital for treatment.The area in which this altercation took place would have been busy with cars and pedestrians passing by and police are appealing to anyone who saw this incident or maybe captured footage on a dash-cam to get in touch with detectives at Strand Road on 101. Google+ Man sustains slash wounds during altercation in Derry By News Highland – October 11, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more