Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc (GLAXOS.ng)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileGlaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. Its product portfolio includes treatments for asthma, HIV/AIDS, malaria, depression, migraines, diabetes, heart failure, digestive ailments and cancer. Consumer healthcare products include oral healthcare products; wellness products for the management of pain, gastro-intestinal and respiratory conditions; multivitamins; and a range of nutritional healthcare beverages. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc produces a range of antibacterial products and vaccines to protect against illnesses such as hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, typhoid, influenza and cervical cancer. The company was formerly known as Beecham Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Glaxosmithkline Consumer Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgOkomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Equity Bank Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) in the past 12 months, as of 4th May 2021, is US$181.58M (KES19.72B). An average of US$15.13M (KES1.64B) per month.Equity Bank Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Rio Tinto profits jump, but its high dividend isn’t enough to tempt me

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Michael Baxter has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Michael Baxter | Thursday, 27th February, 2020 | More on: RIO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. center_img Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rio Tinto profits jump, but its high dividend isn’t enough to tempt me Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The latest results from Rio Tinto (LSE:RIO) revealed the Anglo-Australian mining company generated its highest profits in eight years.Rio Tinto is one of the world’s leading mining companies. In the iron ore industry, in particular, it is a very big player. It’s also a well-run and highly profitable company. The dividend yield is currently paying out almost 6%. Furthermore, if you had invested in the company four years ago, the current dividend would represent nearly 12% of your investment. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I am not saying the company isn’t impressive, but I do have concerns relating to the company’s history and economic backdrop.The historyHaving the highest profits in eight years might sound good, but aren’t investors meant to be interested in the long run?If so, then you would want to see profits steadily rising over time, not merely returning to the level seen near the beginning of the last decade.Rio Tinto’s shares have doubled in value over the last four years, but still languish well below their all-time high. In fact, the share price would need to increase by more than a half just to equal the 2008 peak.The economic backdrop I wouldn’t be at all concerned if I thought that the current economic backdrop was positive, or if I thought that demand for iron ore was set to surge. Unfortunately, I don’t. There is much we don’t know about the coronavirus, but I think it will continue to spread for some time.I also fear that relations between the US and China could deteriorate further. Recently, Nouriel Roubini, the economist who predicted the 2008 crash more accurately than anyone, warned of challenging economic times ahead — largely emanating from China. The coronavirus will exacerbate this situation.To this you can add concerns about the level of debt in China and the view that it has already ploughed too much money into infrastructure.It would be an exaggeration to say that the iron ore market has been all about China in recent years, but it has been mostly about China. I don’t think Chinese demand for iron ore will rise like it has been doing.Meanwhile, Rio Tinto remains too reliant on iron ore, where it has most of its business. It also has interests in copper and diamonds.If Rio Tinto profits have only just returned to the level they were at eight years ago, after a period of rapid growth in spending by China, what will happen if those conditions reverse?There is more than dividendsIt’s the combination of a relatively disappointing record over the last 12 years and the likely economic weakness of China over the next few years that worries me.If Rio Tinto can maintain its dividend, an investor might say “so what?”The company is forecasting that steel demand will increase 2.5% a year, every year between now and 2030. If it is right, and this does happen, then Rio Tinto shares could be a good investment and dividends could rise further.I just think we are more likely to see a slowdown.It may be worth taking another look at Rio Tinto shares when we are through the worst of the coronavirus crisis, but for the time being I think there are better opportunities. See all posts by Michael Baxterlast_img read more

Stock market crash 2020: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get rich?

first_imgStock market crash 2020: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get rich? Peter Stephens | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The 2020 crash highlighted the extreme volatility the stock market can present. Indexes such as the FTSE 100 and S&P 500 declined rapidly in a short space of time. Since then, some stocks have recovered. However, many others continue to be viewed negatively by investors as a result of an uncertain economic outlook.As such, there could be buying opportunities that rarely present themselves. Through taking a long-term view and buying a diverse range of undervalued stocks today, you could improve your financial prospects.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Stock market crash 2020: an unusual eventThe 2020 stock market crash was a very rare event. It prompted a bear market, with many indexes across the world slumping by over 20% in a matter of weeks. The last time such a large fall was experienced across global equity markets was during the global financial crisis in 2008/09. Prior to that, the dotcom crash and an uncertain geopolitical outlook in the early 2000s also prompted severe declines for global stock markets.Therefore, in the past 20 years, there have been only a small number of instances where stock prices have declined severely en masse. This means that buying opportunities such as those still available today are relatively rare. Investors who can go against the consensus views of their peers and buy high-quality shares at cheap prices may generate impressive returns in the long run.Today’s buying opportunitiesWhile some shares have recovered following the stock market crash, many others continue to trade at low prices. Investor sentiment towards sectors that face an uncertain near-term outlook is especially weak. Banks, retailers and consumer goods companies are mostly trading at low prices. In some cases, they’re trading significantly below their historic averages. This suggests they offer a wide margin of safety, and could deliver high capital returns in the long run.Of course, the economic outlook is likely to remain uncertain for many months. Therefore, it’s sensible to diversify across a range of sectors. With consumer sentiment apparently changing rapidly in response to lockdown measures put in place across many major economies, having exposure to a range of industries within your portfolio could be a profitable move.A long-term perspectiveWhile there may yet be another stock market crash, the reality is that such buying opportunities are few and far between. Investors who use them to their advantage through purchasing undervalued stocks can generate market-beating returns. Over time, they can make a real difference to your portfolio’s performance and your financial outlook.Therefore, while buying shares may seem like a risky move today, it could be a logical step for any long-term investor to take. The stock market’s track record of recovery suggests that many undervalued stocks will deliver recoveries as the economic outlook improves. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Mind of the House of Bishops Statement: ‘Communion Across Difference’

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA General Convention, Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Jul 2, 2015 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release General Convention 2015, Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books July 3, 2015 at 10:26 am The Archbishop of Canterbury does not speak for me. I think there is so much work to be done within the ECUSA, as evidenced by what I observed at the General Convention these past two weeks. The Church of England is hemmoraging members now, much worse than in US.We should be “in Communion” but not be afraid of taking a leadership role towards progress.The COE only recently agreed to ordain women, somehting that has been going on in US since 1976. Also, the ECUSA is independent of the COE- we are celebtating out Independence from England tomorrow! Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA We the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church wish to express our love and appreciation to our colleagues who identify as Communion Partners and those bishops who have affinity with the Communion Partners’ position as stated in their “Communion Partners Salt Lake City Statement.” Our time together in Salt Lake City, in conversation and in prayer, has demonstrated how profoundly the love of God in Jesus binds us together and empowers us for service to God’s mission. As we have waited upon the leading of the Holy Spirit in our deliberations, we have been reminded that the House of Bishops is richly gifted with many voices and perspectives on matters of theological, liturgical, and pastoral significance. This has been shown in our discernment with respect to doctrinal matters relative to Christian marriage. We thank God for the rich variety of voices in our House, in our dioceses, in The Episcopal Church, and in the Anglican Communion, that reflect the wideness of God’s mercy and presence in the Church and in the world.We give particular thanks for the steadfast witness of our colleagues in the Communion Partners. We value and rely on their commitment to The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. We recognize that theirs is a minority voice in the House of Bishops in our deliberations with respect to Christian marriage; and we affirm that despite our differences they are an indispensable part of who we are as the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church. Our church needs their witness. Further, we appreciate that each of us will return to dioceses where there will be a variety of responses to Resolutions A054 and A036. The equanimity, generosity, and graciousness with which the Communion Partners have shared their views on Christian marriage and remain in relationship is a model for us and for the lay and ordained leaders in our dioceses to follow. We thank God that in the fullness of the Holy Trinity we can and must remain together as the Body of Christ in our dioceses, in The Episcopal Church, and in our relationships with sisters and brothers in Christ in the Anglican Communion. The bonds created in baptism are indeed indissoluble and we pray that we have the confidence to rely upon the Holy Spirit who will continue to hold us all together as partners in communion through the love of God in Jesus. Mind of the House of Bishops Statement: ‘Communion Across Difference’ Featured Events Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments are closed. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC House of Bishops Submit an Event Listing Comments (1) Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis John McCann says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

Casa in Puglia / Peter Pichler Architects

first_img Italy Casa in Puglia / Peter Pichler ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa in Puglia / Peter Pichler Architects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/97484/casa-in-puglia-peter-pichler-architects Clipboard “COPY” Casa in Puglia / Peter Pichler Architects CopyAbout this officePeter Pichler ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesNardòItalyPublished on December 20, 2010Cite: “Casa in Puglia / Peter Pichler Architects” 20 Dec 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! MotorisationHingesSaliceHinges – PactaDrawers / Filing Cabinets / ShelvesBeneStorage Partition – PORTS StorageMore products »Read commentsSave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 Projects CopyHouses•Nardò, Italy Text description provided by the architects. The project embraces a conversion of an existing old house from the 14th century in Puglia, south Italy. The house was part of a so called “masseria”, a traditional farmhouse to be found in the countryside of Puglia and usually built in tufo, a local sandstone. In the past 500 years the masseria has been the center of production of apulian agricultural economy where most people lived and worked in the countryside producing wheat, almonds, wine, olive oil, milk and cheese. Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler ArchitectsSanta Maria Al Bagno is a small fishermen village, district of Nardò in the province of Lecce, and it is located on the coastline of the Gulf of Taranto, Ionian west coast between Gallipoli and porto Cesareo. After world war II most people moved to towns leaving most masserias abandoned. In the past 5 or 6 years masserias have found new life as country hotels, museums and private residences.Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler ArchitectsThis house is located on the top of a small hill and is oriented towards the sea. It consists of a small kitchen connected to the living room, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The house is surrounded by a handsome garden with classic mediterranean plants which expands towards east. Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler ArchitectsThe most dominant feature of the old existing house were interior arches, that span the width of the rooms and are cut into the exterior walls as a kind of interior relief (old walls with a depth of almost 80cm at some points). The idea was to expand the arches in the exterior facade to provide light and direct access from each room towards the exterior space. Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler ArchitectsThe characteristic Apulian architecture of the 11th–13th centuries reflects Greek, Arab and Norman influences were taken as inspiration for generating a pattern which was applied to 36 water-cut aluminium panels in the facade, used as sun shading elements and furthermore preventing against incursion. The pattern was developed with parametric techniques in order to test the density of the structure, which filters the amount of light in the interior space. It gradually changes and goes from an open thin structure to an almost closed surface, evoking a new interpretation of the classic arabic linear pattern. The constant play of light and shadow through the structure changes during the daytime and is inverted by night, ending up with the effect of a glowing facade.Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDirichlet Modular Decomposition / Arthur TothArticlesLondon Vibe Cuboid / Ahmed ZayedArticles Share Year:  “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Peter Pichler Architects+ 21 Share ArchDaily Architects: Peter Pichler Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/97484/casa-in-puglia-peter-pichler-architects Clipboard 2010last_img read more

A Long House / Life Style Koubou

first_imgPhotographs:  Nao Takahashi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908319/a-long-house-life-style-koubou Clipboard Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Toto, Acor, JOTO, Kakudai A Long House / Life Style Koubou Kotaro Anzai/Life style koubou Year:  Japan Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Art & SignageDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. The premises are located in Soma City, Fukushima. Minamisoma is known for “Soma Nomaoi” wild horse chase festival, one of the biggest festivals Fukushima has to offer—or perhaps best recognized as the “temporary evacuation designated zone”. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, many moved out of the city and still keep themselves away from the city. There are great quantities of empty houses in the area. The owner and his wife who have separately asked us for a renovation also had no choice but to evacuate temporarily. After deregulation, they chose to go back to the city they had been living in for decades, and we were asked to renovate their cherished home.Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiThis 36-year-old, one-storied house originally had 7 rooms, each 15 ㎡ wide, extensive kitchen, and two bathrooms, and was too big for a married couple in their 70s. While contraction of the house seemed to be the best idea considering its management after inheritance, we decided to retain the strong tiled roof which survived the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and make full use of it.Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nao TakahashiThe owner has been taking over the area’s traditional events with dignity, taking the role of the captain in Soma Nomaoi wild horse chase festival for example, and he always had visitors coming and going. Sitting on the terrace, talking to visitors—this was their daily routine. The terrace is a perfect space for welcoming people; there is no stress or need for the visitors to take off their shoes and it allows them to come and go whenever they want.Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiThere is hardly any snow in Minamisoma and thus, small talk sessions with tea and tobacco by the terrace were an all-season, everyday thing. We wanted to preserve this usual but precious sight along with the tiled roof, and create the heart of the city for those coming back where people can get to know and support each other. Determined to build such a house, we decided to minimize the living space while keeping the roof structure as it is and renovate most of the remaining area into a terrace.Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiAt the time of the Soma Nomaoi wild horse chase festival, about 20 people take turns to gather around this house. We have built the main entrance for taking off and storing shoes but structured the house to allow visitors in from any side of the terrace so that they would not need to go through the entrance. We can imagine people of the area gathering around the terrace after the festival, making themselves at home, thanking each other and enjoying their time. We sincerely hope that such sight will last forevermore.Save this picture!© Nao TakahashiProject gallerySee allShow lessBamboo Pavilion / ZUO STUDIOSelected ProjectsEASE Leisure & Art / PMT PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyHouses•Minamisōma, Japan A Long House / Life Style KoubouSave this projectSaveA Long House / Life Style Koubou Photographs CopyAbout this officeADXOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMinamisomaMinamisōmaJapanPublished on December 28, 2018Cite: “A Long House / Life Style Koubou” 27 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?日本长屋 / ADX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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908319/a-long-house-life-style-koubou Clipboard ArchDaily Save this picture!© Nao Takahashi+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share Lead Architects: Area:  194 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: ADX Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” 2018last_img read more

RSF calls for probe into Saudi journalist’s death after release from prison

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance A few months before being murdered, Khashoggi had defended him in various media outlets. “Saleh Al-Shehi is courageous,” he said. “Those who want to be independent and raise awareness go abroad where they can speak freely, but Saleh Al-Shehi committed a suicide by staying and writing articles [in Saudi Arabia].” Organisation Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists RSF_en The news that Al-Shehi died on 19 July has shocked Saudis. The illness has not been formally named but some media outlets such as the Saudi daily Al-Riyadh spoke of three weeks of complications resulting from a Covid-19 infection. His family has not provided any details. Follow the news on Saudi Arabia to go further News Al-Shehi often wrote about poverty and nepotism within the elite, and called for a debate about the major reforms under way in in Saudi Arabia. He was arrested in December 2017 after talking about corruption within the royal court on the Saudi TV channel Rotana’s programme “Ya Hala,” and was sentenced in February 2018 to five years in prison followed by a five-year ban on leaving the country for “insulting the royal court.” A well-known columnist for the reformist daily Al-Watan, Al-Shehi was dubbed “the proletariat’s writer” by his friend Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist living in self-imposed exile who was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. RSF has meanwhile just learned that the political commentator Akl Al-Bahli has been arrested. The arrest occured on 29 April after he offered his condolences when human rights defender Abdullah Al-Hamid died in prison as a result of medical negligence. June 8, 2021 Find out more July 24, 2020 RSF calls for probe into Saudi journalist’s death after release from prisoncenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Al-Shehi was released on 19 May to general surprise. At the time, RSF was unable to establish the reasons for his release or whether it was conditional. His health deteriorated quickly thereafter. On 26 June, his son Watan published a prayer for recovery while, in a post the same day, his nephew Mohamed reported that he had been in intensive care for more than ten days. News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent international inquiry under the UN’s aegis to determine the degree to which the Saudi authorities were responsible for journalist Saleh Al-Shehi’s death from an illness, probably Covid-19, two months after his release from prison. News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say “We demand an independent international inquiry under the UN’s aegis to shed all possible light on a possible link between Saleh Al-Shehi’s death and the conditions in which he was held,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “His sudden release two months before he died raises doubts and requires explanations and transparency on the part of the Saudi authorities. If he fell ill in prison, they must assume full responsibility.” April 28, 2021 Find out more Saudi Arabia is ranked 170th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Call for European-level protection of sources after search of La Repubblica reporter’s home

first_img December 2, 2020 Find out more December 14, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for European-level protection of sources after search of La Repubblica reporter’s home Receive email alerts Organisation News Reporters Without Borders has learned with anger that police yesterday searched the home of journalist Giuseppe d’Avanzo, a day after an article of his in the Rome-based La Repubblica daily newspaper revealed that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated on suspicion of trying to corrupt senators. The Naples prosecutor’s office confirmed the report.The search of D’Avanzo’s home comes just a week after French intelligence officials searched the home of Paris-based reporter Guillaume Dasquié in connection with a leak, and then held him for two days.“Throughout Europe we are seeing an increase in cases of journalists being pressured to reveal their sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is a dangerous development that deters reporters and threatens investigative journalism, and must therefore be stopped. The confidentiality of journalists’ sources must be protected at the European level.” Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Italy November 23, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News News News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive to go further ItalyEurope – Central Asia Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union RSF_en In his article, headlined “Televisione e mercato dei senatori,” D’Avanzo claimed that Berlusconi (who was prime minister from 2001 to 2006) promised centre-left senator Nino Randazzo a position as deputy minister if he helped Berlusconi to topple Prime Minister Romano Prodi’s government. The article cited transcripts of tapped phone conversations in support of this claim. Senator Randazzo has confirmed the report.The senate is meanwhile about to consider a bill that could limit the news media’s ability to publish transcripts of tapped phone calls. A bill adopted by the lower house on 17 April would restrict the press’s ability to publish such transcripts relating to judicial investigations that are still under way.When well-known figures are involved, entire pages of Italian newspapers are sometimes filled with the transcripts of court-ordered phone taps. A publication ban would represent a serious blow to journalistic autonomy in a democracy such as Italy’s. ItalyEurope – Central Asia November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more