African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Alliance Insurance Company Plc (AFRINS.ng) 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Alliance Insurance Company Plc is a life insurance company in Nigeria offering a combination of protection (term assurance and group life), savings and investment products. The company is regarded as one of the most experienced and strongest Specialist Life Assurance Offices in Nigeria with some 60 years’ experience in the insurance sector. The company also offers annuity and group life products as well as savings schemes and investment products. African Alliance Insurance operates a network of 18 branch offices. African Alliance Insurance Company has additional business interests which includes developing and managing properties in Nigeria, owning and managing an airline, operating a restaurant and providing catering services. The company has a 100% stake in Axiom Air Plc, a cargo airline company, Frenchies Foods (Nigeria) Plc and a restaurant and catering services company. It has a 96% stake in Ghana Life Insurance Company Plc. African Alliance Insurance Plc is a subsidiary of Conau Plc and has the backing of world-class reinsurers, Munich Reinsurance Company. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. African Alliance Insurance Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInvestec (Botswana) Limited is a regional subsidiary of an international specialist banking and asset management group. Its financial service offering comprises six business divisions: asset management, wealth and investment, property, private banking, investment banking and capital markets. The Wealth and Investment division of Investec (Botswana) Limited specialises in wealth management, portfolio management, private office and stockbroking services for individuals, families, trusts and charities. The Specialist Banking division manages principle investments and property investments, as well as corporate and institutional banking which includes treasury and trading services, specialised lending, funds and debt capital markets, institutional research, sales and trading, and advisory and equity capital markets. The Private Banking division offers products and solutions for transactional banking, foreign exchange, lending, deposits and investments.
Projects “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Portugal Xieira House II / A2 + Arquitectos “COPY” Area: 520 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Portugal 2011 ArchDaily Year: Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 40 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237042/xieira-house-ii-a2-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/237042/xieira-house-ii-a2-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Implemented in a slender lot from north to south, the project born with the aim of building a dwelling with a single floor Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe typology was defined according to the best sunlight, as this is one of the richest of this Mediterranean country. So all rooms are oriented to the east, the living room (place more permanent) to south, the kitchen to west and garage to north where the functionality is the symbiosis of the project Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe professional link of the owner to the forestry sector, led us to look for sources of inspiration in the region. We are in the west of the country, near the city of Leiria that is distinguished by loggers and mythical forests (created by King D. Dinis in order to protect the city from sand storms from the winds off the Atlantic ocean) this was the turning point of the project which allowed us to take advantage of traditional formwork pine boards used in the concrete in sight walls at core walls of the house. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe simplicity of the project s expressed by twisting volumes, clearly creating a courtyard entry that indicates slightly pedestrian access to the main entrance of the house. These indications are given to the observer by curvilinear shapes of the concrete in sight walls. Save this picture!ground floor planAs the source of inspiration used, the project resulted from a constant metamorphosis of the modern, minimalist, fragile and traditional, raw, lush. Thus were linked elements such as rough wood formwork of the in sight concrete and the creation of curvilinear and modern shapes, between the black color in the concrete and the traditional white plaster, between facades of black shale and Portuguese sidewalk, between the massive scale volumes and thin sun protect flaps or the long glazed windows. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAs a result of this exercise was created a typology of family dwelling, this project distinct itself from the others by their discreetly bold presence without never denying the deep roots of their culture.Project gallerySee allShow lessInfinity Loop Bridge / 10 Design + Buro HappoldArticles“How Architects and Landscape Architects Can Work Together” Talk by Frank HarmonArticles Share Xieira House II / A2 + ArquitectosSave this projectSaveXieira House II / A2 + Arquitectos Architects: A2 + Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeA2 + ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPortugalPublished on May 24, 2012Cite: “Xieira House II / A2 + Arquitectos” 24 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Cranfield School of Management’s new research study should help businesses link their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes to business and social outcomes.“CSR at the Crossroads” research study, published today by Cranfield School of Management, sponsored by Edelman, creates an empirically based framework to help businesses link their CSR programmes to business and social outcomes. Written and researched by Stan Maklan and Professor Simon Knox of Cranfield School of Management, the report says that business is taking too pragmatic an approach to CSR, by focusing on process, measurement and reporting issues. There is dissatisfaction about measurement and reporting both within business and the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) communities, with both sides unsure about the ultimate impact of the current efforts upon business decisions and social outcomes. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Research / statistics Howard Lake | 10 September 2003 | News In order for CSR to fulfil its promise of dramatically improving business and social outcomes the study suggests that a comprehensive framework must be developed. Failure to effectively and efficiently implement such a framework may result in CSR becoming an expensive exercise in compliance with minimal impact. The researchers argue that commonly held views about the business case for CSR are “incomplete and at times highly assumptive”. Based upon both literature and field research, a new framework is proposed that links CSR to business outcomes in a clear, structured manner – establishing a pathway from CSR, through changes in attitudes, and changes in stakeholder behaviour, through to business and social outcomes.Report author Professor Simon Knox said: “The prize is worth the effort. “CSR at the crossroads” shows that CSR practitioners who are trying to tackle this agenda have learnt that CSR is really about creating a breakthrough in business performance, albeit defined more in the context of long term, sustainable performance.” New study on CSR from Cranfield School of Management 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter + posts printDesperately needing a win, TCU men’s basketball used a strong second half to knock off No. 18 Texas Tech Tuesday night, 65-54.“It’s huge,” guard Desmond Bane said about the win. “I love the way we responded. It’s huge for us going forward.”TCU students and fans rush the court after their first win over a ranked opponent this season. Photo by Heesoo Yang.The first half was tense as the Horned Frogs took a quick 10-7 lead, looking like they had something to prove.A quick 6-0 run gave Texas Tech an advantage they wouldn’t lose before halftime, but a game-high 14 first-half points from Bane kept the game tight. Texas Tech never led by more than eight in the first half.The senior finished 5-for-8 from the field in the first 20 minutes. Meanwhile, his teammates combined for 29 percent from the floor.“I just try and do my part,” Bane said. “Made open shots, tried to get everyone going with my energy.”The Frogs had also turned it over eight times in the first half, giving the Red Raiders a 31-27 lead heading into the locker room.After trailing by four at halftime, Bane led TCU on an 18-5 run to open the second half, giving the Frogs a lead they would never lose.Bane finished with a game-high 27 points, including 6-for-8 shooting from behind the arc.“Bane was fantastic,” Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard said. “He was the best player on the floor.”Guard Desmond Bane pulls up for a jumper against the Red Raiders. The senior led the game with 27 points. Photo by Heesoo Yang.TCU came out of the halftime break locked and loaded. The Frogs made five of their first seven shots of the half, erupting on a 13-2 run to take a 40-33 lead with 16:07 left to play.As TCU improved on offense, their defense got even better, forcing nine second-half turnovers while holding Tech to 0-for-7 from deep.From there, the Frogs lead would stay at seven or higher as TCU cruised to their first win over the Red Raiders in their last five matchups.Center Kevin Samuel (21) throws down an emphatic dunk and draws the foul. Photo by Heesoo Yang.Center Kevin Samuel produced his ninth double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds.The win moves TCU to 4-2 in conference play and fourth overall in the Big 12 standings. After a hot 3-0 start in conference play, the Frogs lost two-straight by a combined 52 points. Tuesday was their first win over a ranked opponent all season.TCU will get a short break from Big 12 play this weekend, as they head up to Arkansas to play the Razorbacks as part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday in Fayetteville. Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Facebook Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years ReddIt Facebook Colin Post Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics ReddIt Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Previous articleBuilding sustainability togetherNext articleEngineering professor dies, cause remains unknown Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall
Follow the news on United States August 26, 2015 – Updated on June 6, 2016 Journalists killed on live TV in the US: an unprecedented tragedy News United StatesAmericas to go further Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News June 3, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 7, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Organisation Alison Parker and Adam Ward, a reporter and cameraman for local CBS-affiliate WDBJ7 in Virginia, were killed on live TV on August 26, 2015. Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more News “The murder of two journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, on live television in Virginia is an unprecedented tragedy, even in a country where thousands of people are killed each year by firearms, said Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders. “According to initial reports, it seems that these reporters were personally targeted in an act of revenge and not because of their jobs. The ensuing investigation will reveal if their work as journalists was indeed a factor in this criminal act.”Six American journalists were killed while doing their job since 2010, all while in war-torn countries. This was the case notably for journalist Luke Sommers, murdered during a rescue mission in Yemen in December 2014, and freelance journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic State militants in August 2014. Others killed include Steven Sotloff and Marie Colvin, also in Syria, Chris Hondros in Libya, and Rupert Hamer in Afghanistan. These circumstances are without a doubt completely different than those of today’s attack.“Even if this is not a case of journalists being targeted while reporting in war-torn countries or murdered because of their investigation on corruption or drug-trafficking, to kill two journalists on live television in cold blood demonstrates a certain willingness to dramatize the crime committed against them,” observes Delphine Halgand, US Director of Reporters Without Borders.It is extremely rare that journalists are killed while doing their job on American soil. A photo journalist, Bill Biggart, was killed by falling debris while covering rescue operations from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. On October 5 that same year Robert Stevens, journalist for the Boca Raton Sun in Florida, succumbed to a deadly inhalation of anthrax after receiving an envelope like many other members of the media.The last journalist to have been killed on American soil for doing his job was Chauncey Bailey in 2007, a reporter for the Oakland Post who covered corruption. He was murdered by men hired by the leader of one of the groups he was investigating.Elsewhere in the world, the most recent cases of journalists killed while on air are as recent as August 7 in northern Brazil. Glaydson Carvalho, a presenter for Radio Liberdade, spoke out against corruption among local politicians and was killed in cold blood by two armed men during his radio program. In addition, last October in Mexico, reporter Atilano Roman Tirado from the radio station Fiesta Mexicana was killed by two men while he was in the middle of his live weekly program. He often criticized local authorities in the state of Sinaloa where he worked.
12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Community News Free Tours of Tournament House to Resume From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 11:27 am Top of the News 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 Subscribe Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. HerbeautyUnapologetic Celebs Women AdoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeauty Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of RosesÂ®, which oversees the annual RoseÂ ParadeÂ® and Rose Bowl GameÂ®, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 5. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. through Aug. 27.Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the home of chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. and his wife, Ada. After Adaâ€™s death in 1958, the Wrigley family presented the property to the city of Pasadena, with the request that it become the base of operations for the Tournament of Roses Association. The Wrigley family had long enjoyed the Rose Parade as it unfolded just beyond their front yard.Guided tours allow visitors to see the 21-room, Italian-Renaissance-style mansion designed and built in 1906 by architect G. Lawrence Stimson and his father George W.Stimson, a local builder. Volunteers from the Tournamentâ€™s Heritage Committee, well-versed in the organizationâ€™s 127-year history as well as in the details of the houseitself, conduct the tours.The interior of the house features richly paneled rooms, inlaid marble floor and an ornate molded plaster ceiling â€“ a design element that made Stimson famous. Displays related to Rose Bowl Games, Rose Queens and Royal Courts, Grand Marshals and Tournament Presidents are part of the dÃ©cor.Surrounding Tournament House are the Wrigley Gardens, which feature a 4.5-acre floral display of more than 1,500 varieties of roses, camellias and annuals. The gardens feature the All-America Rose Selections (AARS) award-winning Tournament of Roses rose developed especially for the Tournament of Roses Centennial.Groups of 10 or more may call (626) 449-4100 for tour reservations.About the Tournament of RosesThe Pasadena Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose ParadeÂ®, the Rose Bowl GameÂ® and a variety of associated events. The Tournamentâ€™s 935 volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization within the community and serve on one of 31 committees that ensure the success of the parade andÂ game. Collectively, they contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed â€œFind Your Adventure,â€ will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. For additional information on the Tournament of Roses pleaseÂ visit the official website at www.tournamentofroses.com
Knowledge of the late Miocene-Pliocene climate of West Antarctica, recorded by sedimentary units within the James Ross Island Volcanic Group, is still fragmentary. Late Miocene glacio-marine deposits at the base of the group in eastern James Ross Island (Hobbs Glacier Formation) and Late Pliocene (3 Ma) interglacial strata at its local top on Cockburn Island (Cockburn Island Formation) have been studied extensively, but other Neogene sedimentary rocks on James Ross Island have thus far not been considered in great detail. Here, we document two further occurrences of glaciomarine strata, included in an expanded Hobbs Glacier Formation, which demonstrate the stratigraphic complexity of the James Ross Island Volcanic Group: reworked diamictites intercalated within the volcanic sequence at Fiordo Belen, northern James Ross Island, are dated by Ar-40/Ar-39 and Sr-87/Sr-86 at c. 7 Ma (Late Miocene), but massive diamictites which underlie volcanic rocks near Cape Gage, oil eastern James Ross Island, yielded an Ar-Ar age of < 3.1 Ma (Late Pliocene). These age assignments are confirmed by benthic foraminiferal index species of the genus Ammoelphidiella. The geological setting and Cassididina-dominated foraminiferal biofacies of the rocks at Fiordo Belen suggest deposition in water depths of 150-200 m. The periglacial deposits and waterlain tills at Cape Gage were deposited at shallower depths (< 100 in), as indicated by all abundance of the pectinid bivalve 'Zygochlamys' anderssoni and the epibiotic foram Cibicides lobatulus. Macrofaunal and foraminiferal biofacies of glaciomarine and interglacial deposits share many similarities, which suggests that temperature is not the dominant factor in the distribution of late Neogene Antarctic biota. Approximately 10 m.y. of Miocene-Pliocene climatic record is preserved within the rock sequence of the James Ross Island Volcanic Group. Prevailing glacial conditions were punctuated by interglacial conditions around 3 Ma.