BP and Transocean shares shrug off oil spill report

first_img BP and Transocean shares shrug off oil spill report whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 6 January 2011 11:48 am center_img whatsapp Share SHARES in BP and Transocean have risen in trading despite the publication of the US Presidential panel report that spreads the blame for the country’s worst-ever oil spill.Investors are betting that the companies will avoid a highly costly gross negligence charge in spite of the report’s findings.BP’s London-listed shares were up one per cent to 504 pence in trading this afternoon, while Transocean’s US-listed shares were up 1.8 per cent at $74.57 (47.9p). The STOXX 600 European oil and gas sector index was up 1 per cent, on higher oil prices.The report blamed the rig blast and subsequent spill on bad decision-making by BP, drilling contractor Transocean and well cementer Halliburton, which it said highlighted bad industry practice and regulatory shortcomings.Halliburton shares traded down 1.4 per cent at $38.86 after the report accused the company of using an unproven cement mix to seal the well, which subsequently blew out. The company denied the accusation.Investors and analysts said the fact that the blame for the blowout was shared so widely suggested BP and Transocean were less likely to be pinned with a allegation of gross negligence.Under US law, BP faces fines of $5bn because the spill happened on its exploration block.However, the fines could rise above $21bn if Europe’s second-largest oil company by market value was found to have been grossly negligent in the run-up to the blast.Peter Hitchens, oil analyst at Panmure Gordon, said comments made in the report that the management failure which caused the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig reflected industry-wide flaws, also made BP appear less culpable.And while the report was damning, Richard Griffith, analyst at Evolution Securities said it could also mean BP can offload some of the costs of cleaning up the spill onto its contractors.“The report may provide grounds for BP to claw back monies from licence partners and possibly Transocean and Halliburton,” he said in a research note.BP shares have gained over 60 per cent since falling below 300 pence at the height of the crisis in June last year. alison.lock last_img read more

Loto-Québec closes land-based facilities as Covid cases rise

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Canada Read the full story on iGB North America. Topics: Lottery Canadian provincial gambling operator Loto-Québec is to close a number of its land-based gaming venues with Québec facing a rise in novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases. Loto-Québec closes land-based facilities as Covid cases rise Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Lotterycenter_img 30th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy All its other gaming premises, including the Casino de Charlevoix, the Casino du Lac-Leamy, the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, the Salon de jeux de Trois-Rivières, the Hilton Lac-Leamy and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu will remain open. VLTs and Kinzo activities will remain open in other regions, while network bingo will be offered in the evenings only. From midnight October 1, the Casino de Montreal and the Salon de jeux de Quebec will have to close until October 28, however lottery sales are not affected by the new guidelines and will continue across the operator’s retail network. Video lottery machines (VLTs), network bingo and Kinzo in the metropolitan community of Montreal, Chaudière-Appalaches and the Capitale-Nationale region (except Charlevoix and Portneuf) will also remain closed for the period. Email Addresslast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) 2011 Annual Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2011 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Handré Pollard wore the wrong jersey in Rugby World Cup quarter-final

first_img Handré Pollard wore the wrong jersey in Rugby World Cup quarter-finalSome eagle-eyed Springboks fans noticed that fly-half Handré Pollard was wearing a slightly different shirt to his team-mates, as they lined up to face Japan in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.As you can see from the image above, with Pollard kicking while replacement prop Vincent Koch looks on, the shirts are slightly different. While Koch’s is the official World Cup shirt, with the competition logo on the right side of his chest, Pollard’s features the Springbok emblem.On Monday a representative from the Boks stated: “A mix-up in supply led to the delivery of a small number of incorrectly branded jerseys by which point it was too late to source replacements.” The @Springboks have moved to clarify why Handre Pollard was not wearing a #RWC2019 jersey against Japan.“A mix-up in supply led to the delivery of a small number of incorrectly branded jerseys by which point it was too late to source replacements.”— Brenden Nel (@BrendenNel) October 21, 2019There were plenty of people who clocked the difference throughout the 80 minutes of rugby… Keep track of events in Japan via our Rugby World Cup homepage.Follow Rugby World magazine on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Handre Pollard wore a different jersey to the rest of the Boks today, right from the national anthem. No WR logo on the chest, had the Bok instead pic.twitter.com/4R4Aj7zfzY— BallHandling Hooker (@BHHooker) October 20, 2019Related: Japan 3-26 South AfricaSecond-row Lood de Jager was also in the wrong shirt during the match, one without the official World Cup logo or the graphic of the Webb Ellis trophy on the right sleeve. However, more people pointed out Pollard’s shirt switch.Not that it made any major difference in the game, with a calm and brutal South Africa side doing the business against the competition hosts in Tokyo. The fly-half kicked 11 points in a measured performance based on forwards’ dominance.In fact, Pollard is now on 126 World Cup points in his career, taking him into the all-time top ten in the competition. He was already South Africa’s all-time leading points scorer in the competition, with four more points than Percy Montgomery before this on kicked off.South Africa play Wales in the World Cup semi-final in Yokohama on Sunday (6pm JST/9am BST). Pollard wearing a different jersey?? #bokonchest pic.twitter.com/ALqelNgcAy— Dane Galley (@DaneGalley) October 20, 2019 Compare: Handré Pollard in a different shirt from Vincent Koch (Getty Images) center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On to another topic of interest…Who noticed Handre Pollard’s Bok jersey today?Anyone have a clue why he was the only one wearing this jersey @ASICSRugby @ASICS_ZA @Springboks pic.twitter.com/cgfOIvZkJq— TheYellowCap (@theyellowcap) October 20, 2019 A mix-up led to the fly-half wearing a different shirt against Japan Anyone else notice Pollard’s jersey had springbok on chest? #JPNvRSA— Craig Ray (@craigray11) October 20, 2019last_img read more

At convention, children live their faith with song and enthusiasm

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ At convention, children live their faith with song and enthusiasm Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Press Release Service Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Associate Rector Columbus, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Bath, NC Submit a Press Release 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 July 12, 2012 at 9:40 am Let us not lose the innocence and wide eyed, awestruck wonder that children have, especially in God, in His creation, and in His love for us. Jesus said, “…it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14b (NRSV) Rector Collierville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC 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 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME center_img Submit a Job Listing Gail Stephens says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Sharon SheridanPosted Jul 11, 2012 Comments (1) Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Children, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska General Convention 2012 Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Calls Comments are closed. General Convention, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Josie DeJesus, 10, said she loved everything about the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Here, she tries creating her own colorful work of art in an interactive exhibit as part of a display of blown-glass sculptures. Photo/Sharon Sheridan[Episcopal News Service — Indianapolis] They’re unlikely to sneak up on you. From “Rise and Shine” while they’re washing their hands to “Will the Circle be Unbroken” as they march down the hallway, camp songs herald the presence of General Convention’s children and their counselors.“I like the songs,” said Kayla Byrd, 10, of Haslett, Michigan. “I like the church songs.”While their parents and guardians have conducted the business of convention, infants through fifth-graders have participated in their own childcare and Christian formation program. The children’s ministries programs of the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Indianapolis partnered with the diocese’s Waycross Camp and Conference Center, Episcopal Relief & Development and National Episcopal Health Ministries to offer the children’s program, which youngsters can attend for all or part of convention.As of the afternoon of July 7, about 30 had participated in some way, said Coordinator Caren Miles, director of children’s and family ministries at Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York.The program staff included experienced counselors and child-care professionals plus teens in training to become camp counselors. At Waycross, future counselors can take “leader in training” instruction, followed by a “counselor in training” program that includes hands-on work as a junior counselor, explained counselor Sean Cole.Miles’ goal in the program, she said, is for the children to feel that “this is my church and I belong at every level” and that they are “important enough for there to be something keyed to who they are right now, much like the [Official] Youth Presence is tailored to teens.”The program uses Episcopal Relief & Development’s Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum.“We’re talking about growth and everything around that when we’re in group time,” Miles said.One day, for example, they discussed the parable of the sower and listened to the Godly Play story of the mustard seed.The preschoolers did a dirt experiment, mixing various kinds of soil, rocks and water. “We shook it up, made it all mucky,” then waited for it to settle and separate into layers, said volunteer Beth Jeglum, who ran a university childcare program in Indianapolis for 25 years.The convention program also included field trips to Waycross and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for the older children.The museum, said Josie DeJesus, 10, of Peoria, Illinois, was “awesometastick.”“What’s the best part so far?”  asked teen volunteer Julia Long of Zionsville, Indiana.“Everything,” Josie replied. “I can’t choose.”Clearly, the museum was fun. But did it remind them of God?“In this room, not exactly because they’re talking about war with cannons and other gods, the pharaoh gods, when God says he’s the only God and to make peace,” said Robert Sanchez, 10, of Carmel, Indiana. But in the museum as a whole, yes. “It’s generating knowledge.”Josie agreed. “I keep learning new things, new stuff, and it’s really, really cool.”For 11-year-old Ryleigh Webley of Wyoming, Michigan, God was present in an exhibit about the herbs of Egypt. “They make me think about [how] some herbs will help the sick,” she said. “God can help treat people.”Before visiting the museum, the group ate lunch at Christ Church Cathedral. Program participants attend convention’s daily worship, and the counselors and older children discussed that day’s service during lunch.“I thought the [steel drum] band was really sweet because it’s not something you’d ever have in a church, at least my church,” said one girl.“I really liked the jazzy psalm,” said teen volunteer Joel Segner.“That’s funny. That was my least-favorite part,” said Miles, noting one of the great things about the church is that people can enjoy different things.“I liked reading,” said Robert, who had his first experience ever as church lector when he read one of the lessons.He also volunteered to bless the lunch: “God, thank you for this food, for everything you will give to us today. Amen.”Robert later confessed he initially was nervous about reading aloud in church, but he took his mom’s advice. “She told me that I’m doing it for God and that I didn’t really have to worry about anyone else. It felt good.”Robert’s 7-year-old sister Gloria said she enjoyed listening to the preacher, North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry.“I thought the priest was funny,” she said. “We normally don’t have priests like that at my church.”Robert and Gloria were among seven children on the museum trip, along with 10 teens receiving leadership training and three older supervisors.“It seems like the teenagers are getting just as much from their time with kids who just adore them,” Miles said. “I’ve just always loved to watch teenagers spend time with people who adore them and look up to them.”Emma Nickel, 16, of Indianapolis will be a Waycross counselor in training next year. She volunteered for the children’s program, she said, because “I wanted to help out, and I thought it would be really fun. … I love kids. I like being out with them, and it helps prepare me for when I am a counselor at camp.”Nickel is a youth steering committee member in the Diocese of Indianapolis, helping plan fall and spring retreats.“I have found most of my faith since I’ve been going to camp and being with other people, and just the way we’ve been able to learn about God has been easier to understand than just going to church,” she said. “I think it’s because they know how to talk to kids.”With the convention’s children, she’s fulfilling a similar role as those camp counselors who worked with her at camp. “We have learned how to learn about God and share that with them.”Said Segner, who turns 18 at the end of this month, “I definitely feel a spiritual connection with the kids. It’s nice seeing the younger kids having fun with their faith. It’s not just something they do in church. It’s also something they live and have fun with in their day-to-day life.“I’m really happy to be part of that.”— Sharon Sheridan is a member of the Episcopal News Service team at General Convention. Rector Albany, NYlast_img read more

Goodtown House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

first_img Australia Projects Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941059/goodtown-house-alexandra-buchanan-architecture Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941059/goodtown-house-alexandra-buchanan-architecture Clipboard Construction Team: Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareDesign Team:WesteraCity:Rochedale SouthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonText description provided by the architects. The Goodtown house is a beautifully crafted, texturally rich contemporary courtyard home in the sought-after suburb of Rochedale, 17km southeast of Brisbane. The large 1900m2 plot situated on the corner of Goodtown street and Grieve road with large imposing neighbouring homes presented a challenging design brief to the architects. The introduction of a courtyard between the bedrooms and the living spaces was vital to allow the internal spaces to orientate inwards and find visual relief in the green spaces and view corridors framed by the building.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Andy MacphersonThe strip of garden between the building and Grieve Road was an important design consideration in allowing visual privacy and acoustic buffering from the roadway. This sprawling single storey home sits gently on the site where subtle level changes navigate the landscape and the orientation.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonGoodtown House presents large oversailing roof eaves to the north to create the essential shading over the clerestory windows below. The clerestory windows above the doors will encourage natural airflow and the ingress of soft light throughout the living areas.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonThe material palette is warm and diverse including charred timber, warm oak floors, steel, concrete and stone presented in a rich architectural composition. An interplay of levels, interconnected internal living spaces and the relationship to the exterior, create a multi-faceted yet private living experience.Save this picture!© Andy MacphersonProject gallerySee allShow lessUNIQLO TOKYO Store / Herzog & de MeuronSelected ProjectsThe Gaps Apartment / Block ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ArchDaily CopyHouses•Rochedale South, Australia Architects: Alexandra Buchanan Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses Photographs 2019center_img “COPY” Goodtown House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture Save this picture!© Andy Macpherson+ 42Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Enscape, Astro Lighting, Reece, Subzero/Wolf Photographs:  Andy Macpherson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Inform Building Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeAlexandra Buchanan ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookRochedale SouthAustraliaPublished on June 24, 2020Cite: “Goodtown House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture” 23 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! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Goodtown House / Alexandra Buchanan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveGoodtown House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture Area:  610 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Alexandra Buchanan, Jacob Joostelast_img read more

Home of Blended Pluralities / Ego Design Studio

first_imgArchDaily Architects: Ego Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Running Studios, Niby Thomas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Design Team:Niranjan C Warrier, Jerry Sam Joseph , Abhilash U A , Jayaram G S , Aravind TProject Management:Sudheesh S, Varsha CletusLandscape Architect:Aarati Binayak (down to earth)City:ThiruvananthapuramCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Running StudiosRecommended ProductsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Dr.Hareesh and Dr.Anju, well known doctors in Trivandrum, Kerala, came up with the requirements of building their home, in a lush green site flanked by huge mango trees. Dr Hareesh’s exposure to the world through travels required a modern house. The grandparent had memories of the times the old house was built and required experiences of traditional homes. Dr. Anju loved the modern and the traditional and was an avid collector of curios, which required spaces to exhibit them.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Running StudiosHer interests in gardens and nature, the grandmother’s attachment to the three mango trees which she had seen grow to the stature they are in right now, the kids and pets made landscape an important part of the house. The parents, grandmother, two kids and their pet, presented with us a challenge to work with different generations and types of users. This need for dichotomy of spatial constructs was explored as the core content of the house. Home of Blended Pluralities explores spaces of traditional content, entwined with the features of a modern home. Both the spatial constructs interact and explore each other, through the gardens associated with the mango trees- who existed before all.Save this picture!© Niby ThomasMassing . The existing building on site had to be demolished to give way to the new home. The old building was a huge concrete block, flanked by the mango trees. As one moves beyond the building, it gave way to a beautiful local wild landscape on a slope and lush green vegetation beyond the site. The suspense this created was enthralling. The new building was also a product of this intuitive experience we had, The Home of Blended Pluralities is a choreographed movement from the street to the green beyond, with built spaces as encounters to spaces flanked by gardens.Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Plan – First floorThe site sloped down about 20 feet along its length, creating natural drainage lines and an interesting topography along with it. There were huge trees and vegetation, which existed before any of its users. The built was placed such that it touched the site where the demolished building stood so that no tree was cut and no fertile topsoil removed. It moved away from, and made way for, any pre-existing elements; keeping the trees intact, aligning with the slope, choreographing the movement along the site exploring its features- to build something that wasn’t loud enough, but speaks its own language.Save this picture!© Running StudiosContent . There exists a disconnect between the generations in terms of their spatial preferences, the elderly liked smaller spaces with a tinge of earthiness and warmth, the next generation aspired for white modern interiors, kids could be introduced to both, and the pets preferred nature and earth, The project is a collection of these spaces interconnected by gardens, landscape, architecture, humans and nature, alternating equilibriums between dichotomies. The central white cube is sandwiched between the earthy sloped roof rain courts that surround it, while the gardens translate the dichotomies between people, spaces and experiences.Save this picture!© Niby ThomasHomage to the existing and choreographing the built . The entry was received by an 8 feet exposed brick wall, dipped into the earth forming the guest area, sandwiched between the existing mango trees with a small void, drawing one into the greens beyond through ‘the dark stepped corridor’ with a promise of the greens. The site slopes down almost 20 feet along its longer side; the built is choreographed along the slope amongst the existing canopy. The stepped corridor with its brick screen walls hugging the slope, separates the architecture, landscape and the site, to one journeying through this threshold. This flight of steps takes one down in pursuit of the greens, encountering patios which house the living spaces along the journey. Save this picture!© Running StudiosSave this picture!Section 02As one journeys through the stepped corridor wrapped by it porous wall, it hides, filters and stages the landscape and the built. Its porous earthen materiality shields the presence of humans from the landscape, freeing nature to be used by its less hesitant occupants (birds, squirrels rodents & insects). The hugeness of a single mass (of the old house) was reduced; the house had three parts (The guest area/ the common area and the family area) connected by a linear stepped corridor leading to the green backyard through choreographed landscaped gardens. As we move along it we encounter the house as isolated units sandwiched between gardens along the slope.Save this picture!© Niby ThomasAs one reaches the first level along the stepped corridor into a paved patio, one meets the white central cube, pushing the common family space pushed to a side, giving maximum openness to the patio. The cube contains the kids’ bedrooms overlooking the greens on either side from above, and the master bedroom with a private water court looking out into the green backyard. Moving down further, one encounters the family spaces, the kitchen and grandparent space overlooking the greens.Save this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Running StudiosNature printed on glass . The old rain filled courtyards have been a part of people’s nostalgia. They still long for them, but they fear rains, the dampness, the moisture, and little life forms that come with it- THEY FEAR NATURE. The project converted these memories into images on their glass windows, keeping the image while cutting out the experience. One can watch them unfold from within the comfort of glazed openings; but to be a part of it, one must venture out into the courts.Save this picture!© Running StudiosProject gallerySee allShow lessYa Space! / PIG DESIGNSelected ProjectsInside-Out House / Studio KrubkaSelected Projects Share Photographs Down to Earth Niranjan C Warrier, Jerry Sam Joseph, Jayaram G S, Aarati Binayak, Abhilash U A, Sudheesh S, Aravind T CopyHouses•Thiruvananthapuram, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957569/home-of-blended-pluralities-ego-design-studio Clipboard Area:  500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Landscape Architects: Save this picture!© Running Studios+ 29Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses India Home of Blended Pluralities / Ego Design Studio CopyAbout this officeEgo Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesThiruvananthapuramOn FacebookIndiaPublished on February 26, 2021Cite: “Home of Blended Pluralities / Ego Design Studio” 25 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?印度多元化混合的家 / Ego Design Studio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 Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Berger Paints, CAD, Fenesta, Kajaria 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957569/home-of-blended-pluralities-ego-design-studio Clipboard Projects Home of Blended Pluralities / Ego Design StudioSave this projectSaveHome of Blended Pluralities / Ego Design Studiolast_img read more

Journalists under attack amid Houthi rebellion in Amran province

first_img February 26, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information January 6, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders is gravely concerned about the security situation in Yemen, in which journalists are easy prey for both sides in the armed rebellion under way in the country’s northwest.A national dialogue, concluded in January 2014, saw the drafting of the basic structure of a future federal state in Yemen. But since then, battles have broken out in greater number between Houthi rebels and the army in the north. The conflict has cost hundreds of lives and seen thousands of people displaced.In July 2014, following fighting to control Amran province, a number of information freedom violations, including attacks, kidnappings, surveillance, and threats, have been committed by Houthi rebels, according to the Yemeni journalists’ union and the Freedom Foundation.“We strongly condemn the recent series of attacks committed by Houthi rebels,” said Christophe Deloire, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “We also note that since the beginning of the year, journalists have also been targeted for attack by security forces as well as unidentified armed groups. The government must take all means necessary to ensure the safety of media professionals throughout the country, and to punish those who violate their rights. Media organizations and news providers, for their part, must demonstrate their independence and professionalism in refraining from aggravating tensions and political conflicts.”In the latest episode to date, on the morning of 31 July, Youssef Hazb, a journalist for Mareb Press, and reporter Youssef Qamhi were detained by members of the armed wing of the Houthi insurgency, as they left the village of Al Warak, in the Iyal Surayh district. They had been reporting on the effects of fighting. The two were held for four days in a sports stadium, accused of working for Suhail TV, a station of the Sunni Islamist Al-Islah party, a major rival of the Houthi rebels. According to information gathered by RWB, the journalists endured threats before they were released as a result of pressure by media and their families. Their professional equipment, including memory cards, was seized.The string of attacks on journalists began on 6 July, when armed Houthi insurgents stormed the house of journalist and activist Yahya Al-Thalaya in Amran city, one day before the province fell to the rebels. Targeted because of his opposition to the rebels, Al-Thalaya had already fled with his family. The journalist told the Freedom Foundation that his coverage of events in the province had prompted the attack. Of special concern was an interview he had given on Yemen TV in which he described the prevailing humanitarian emergency.On 11 July, Hadi Al-Chami and Walid Al-Omri, editor and staff member, respectively, of the Khabar Agency news service were detained by Houthis. Khabar Agency is affiliated with the General People’s Congress, the former ruling party. According to the journalists’ union, the two men were held for several hours before they were freed. Their phones and a camera were seized.On 23 July, journalist Abdel Wahab Al-Achabi escaped a Houthi insurgency kidnapping attempt. The day before, his house had been searched and his family threatened. According to the journalists’ union Al-Achabi had previously been interrogated by Houthis concerning other opposition journalists. Militias and security forces targeting news providers as security crisis intensifies. February 11, 2021 Find out more News Organisation YemenMiddle East – North Africa center_img United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa The HouthisIn a majority Sunni country, the Houthis are a Zaidi Shiite group . They take their name of their leader, Abd Al-Mali Al-Houthi, and are rooted in the northwest. Believing themselves marginalized politically, socially and religiously, the Houthi insurgents are aided by Iran.The rebels aim to restore the religious authority of a Zaidi imam in Yemen and to reestablish the autonomous status that Houthis had enjoyed before 1962.In June 2004, the “Saada War” began near the border with Saudi Arabia. The Yemeni army was backed by the forces of its Saudi neighbour. The Houthi uprising, a political movement and an organized insurrection, thanks to its armed wing – “Ansar Allah” (Partisans of Allah) – has gained control of a major swath of territory in the north.The Houthis are in conflict with the powerful Al-Ahmar tribe (and the Hached tribal federation), and its Al-Islah party, for control of the Amran region. A cease-fire was signed in February, 2010. RSF_en Receive email alerts August 14, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists under attack amid Houthi rebellion in Amran province Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Follow the news on Yemenlast_img read more

UK to press US over treatment of WikiLeaks suspect

first_img RSF_en News April 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 UK to press US over treatment of WikiLeaks suspect British diplomats will press the United States anew over concerns about the military’s treatment of Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army private suspected of supplying thousands of sensitive files to WikiLeaks. center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img

Withdrawal of AFP reporter’s accreditation seen as political

first_img News April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance to go further News Related documents 051012_cp_maroc_ara-3.pdfPDF – 32.89 KB October 5, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Withdrawal of AFP reporter’s accreditation seen as political Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by the Moroccan government to strip Agence France-Presse reporter Omar Brouksy of his press accreditation for allegedly writing “an unprofessional dispatch about the partial legislative election in Tangiers.”Issued by the communication ministry, accreditation is needed by professional journalists in order to work in Morocco. In its description of all the parties fielding candidates in the election, Brouksy’s offending dispatch referred to Fouad Ali El Himma, founder of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM), as being “close to the king.”A Moroccan national, Brouksy told Reporters Without Borders he was the “victim of an act of persecution.” He added: “A degree of contextualization is essential to understand these elections. In reality, the dispatch was very balanced. There is nothing in this description that justifies the withdrawal of accreditation.”Reporters Without Borders regards the decision, taken without reference to any court or independent body, as political and as a clear violation of the right of journalists to editorial independence. The communication ministry uses the granting and withdrawal of accreditation as a weapon against journalists, in order to force them to censor themselves.”We call on the Moroccan authorities to rescind this arbitrary decision,” Reporters Without Borders director-general Christophe Deloire said.An AFP dispatch today quoted AFP news director Philippe Massonnet as saying its Rabat bureau had “the agency’s full confidence.” News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara RSF_en Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Organisation News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more