P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zimbabwe Limited (BAT.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco (BAT) Zimbabwe Holdings Limited manufactures, distributes and sells tobacco products for local consumption through a network of independent retailers and distributors. Zimbabwe is the 6th largest tobacco grower in the world and the largest in Africa. Three types of tobacco are grown in the country; Virginia flue-cured, burley and oriental tobacco. Over 95% of Zimbabwe’s tobacco is flue-cured; and more than half of its production is exported to China. The company has recently adopted a mutually-beneficial contract system which is reaping rich rewards; the entire crop is bought from the farmer at the end of the season in return for a supply of seed and fertilizer, and expert training by an agronomist on agricultural techniques. Its head office is in Harare, Zimbabwe. British American Tobacco is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
The Champs: Saracens are favourites to go back-to-back The Champions Cup starts in earnest this month with enough high-profile clashes to whet the appetite of the most ardent Euro sceptic. The English leg of EPCR’s (European Professional Club Rugby) whistlestop tour of Europe took place at a sun-bathed Stoop in South-West London last week, with Brad Barritt, Saracens’ teak-tough captain given the honour of entering the room holding the trophy they won back in May.There’s little doubt Mark McCall’s men will be heavily backed to go ‘back-to-back’, having, on-paper at least, strengthened their squad. With Alex Lozowski shining in Owen Farrell‘s absence, Barritt later enthused that Schalk Burger was relishing any sort of competition which pits him against Springboks Bryan Habana and Duane Vermeulen on the opening weekend at the Stade Mayol.Indeed, there’s no lack of box-office ties in the opening rounds. The opening salvos sees last season’s finalists, Racing 92 duking it out with two-time champions Munster, and Exeter Chiefs going toe-to-toe with last season’s sparring partners Clermont Auvergne.All smiles: English club captains raise a smile at the EPCR launchWho will lift the trophy? Well the usual suspects spring to mind. Saracens are among the favourites, along with Racing 92 and a spluttering Toulon, but many are backing Wasps lifting a first Cup since 2004, with Kurtley Beale and Willie Le Roux still to add to their arsenal, despite Dai Young‘s protestations of an extra burden of pressure.Speaking to the tournament’s organisers, it’s clear the action can’t come quick enough. The EPCR’s Chairman Simon Halliday was keen to stress that with all the destabilising talk of the global calendar swirling around, they remained an integral part in the jigsaw and were intent on becoming more powerful, “the EPCR has signed a long-term agreement to ensure it will be a central part of North Hemisphere rugby”, before adding that, “we want to manage aggressive growth as our clubs get stronger and stronger.”Going all the way: Wasps have the look of potential Champions with their early season formThere was also a bullish message about tickets sold for the 2016/17 finals at Murrayfield, with 20,000 paying fans ready to put bums on seats and organisers remain confident they will improve their semi-final attendances after last year’s semis were had the poorest overall numbers for 15 years.Amid the fanfare, there was an acceptance that the competition has taken time to bed in and was no overnight success. Many, with a nostalgic glint in their eye, still argue that it has yet to reach the hearts and minds in the same way the old Heineken Cup did and the fact the Celtic nations provided not one side in the knock-out stages was taken as a sign by many disgruntled fans that a French-English duopoly could become the norm and weaken the tournament’s appeal as a bonafide pan-European tournament. TAGS: Saracens LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS These concerns have all been aired and listened to and there’s no lack of resolve on the organisers part to redress any perceived emotional void, with plans for a fan village, and renewed efforts to ingratiate the competition into the fabric of club rugby. “We have a new team, new location, new structure and new format and it’s about time we got onto the front foot and promoted the tournament’s strengths and identity”, opined Halliday.Usual suspects: Toulon and Racing 92 will be among the favourites for the trophyThere was also a tacit acknowledgement that time was required to ‘grow a tournament’, and that includes commercial ambitions. Twelve months ago Turkish Airlines were named as a principal sponsor alongside Heineken and a further sponsor is expected to be added to the roster in the coming weeks. Definite signs of progress, but still work to do.Vincent Gaillard, EPCR’s director general, maintained the upbeat stance by saying they’d had ‘more applications than ever before’ 2018 tender process and were keen to expand into new markets. There was more tub-thumping rhetoric about the club game’s health. “After a couple of very difficult years with the transition of two organizations, the ERC to the EPCR, we feel in a good place.”In a matter of days, the slick montages, hyperbole and positive spin will be replaced by blood, sweat and tears of players hellbent on taking the highroad to Edinburgh.It’s be time to strap-in for a season of European intrigue. The start of the Champions and Challenge Cup starts in 10 days time and for the tournament’s organisers the action can’t come quickly enough
Area: 600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873288/casa-risco-estefania-barrios-y-silvana-barrios Clipboard “COPY” Casa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana BarriosSave this projectSaveCasa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873288/casa-risco-estefania-barrios-y-silvana-barrios Clipboard Manufacturers: Cemex, StanzaSave this picture!© Luis GordoaRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science Institute”The tectonic is used as the main element of design, the structure and materials speak for themselves to show their nature and purity, structure is the essence of ornamentation, beauty is in the truth of unpolished materials’’.Save this picture!North-South SectionCasa Risco was projected in the Pedregal de San Ángel, south of Mexico City. This residential area designed by Luis Barragán, one of the most outstanding architects and artists who were involved in this project in the 50’s, the project combined Mexican regionalism with architectural functionalist architecture.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaLike the first houses in this area Casa Risco respects the site tectonic and use it as one of the main design elements. The stone that was rescued from the excavation was reused in the foundations and apparent walls. The natural stone beautifies the interior, as it was part of the natural phenomenon that suffered this area of Mexico City (the eruption of the volcano Xitle). This is why it was decided that the structure was undressed and mimicked with finishes and materials that were preserved in their natural state, allowing them to speak for themselves.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaWith the purpose of giving back to the structure its beauty by the simple fact of its function, as the bearer element, the structure can be read from the interior as a piece of art and ornamentation. Therefore it plays two roles, as structural architectural element and as piece of art. The apparent concrete structural wall tells the story of the construction process; in this way it becomes a piece of conceptual art. The room is the meeting point of people, where thoughts and ideologies are exchanged; the marble wall that lies parallel plays the role of metaphor, in which a blank canvas awaits users embody their ideas.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaCasa Risco strengthens human activities, since each room refers to a particular activity; in contrast it seeks amplitude and continuity when playing with different spatial and visual planes. The living room and the dining room, both maintain a vision of the continuity that allows to see the gardens from any point of these areas to create a feeling of amplitude. The garden is integrated in both the dining room and kitchen, through the use of retractable glass windows, allowing the green to integrate as part of both spaces, creating a connection between the interior and exterior.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Luis GordoaThe façade is the reaction to the needs of light, shade and regulation of the thermal sensation of each interior space of the house. For example in the bedrooms the remittance of the window provides shade; also the height decreases in comparison to the ground floor to providing greater thermal comfort. It is possible to read all the different heights used in the house on the façade of the stairs. Therefore the façade works as a diagram of the internal functions of the house.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaOriginally the site had a natural slope of three meters height, this allows to provide intimacy to a spa area inside the house, where a gym, sauna, cava, lap pool and garden creates a small oasis in the City. In the same way the beauty of the natural terrain was kept leaving the volcanic stone exposed to the interior.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Year’s Best Architectural iPhone Photos Win 2017 IPPAWARDSArchitecture NewsStefano Boeri on Designing the World’s First Forest City in ChinaVideos Share Architects: Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Mexico City, Mexico Houses Year: Projects 2014 Photographs: Luis Gordoa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Mexico ArchDaily Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 32 Share CopyAbout this officeEstefanía Barrios & Silvana BarriosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityMexicoPublished on June 30, 2017Cite: “Casa Risco / Estefanía Barrios & Silvana Barrios” 30 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Architects: Söderberg Söderberg Area Area of this architecture project Per Söderberg Save this picture!© Mikael Olsson+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs: Mikael Olsson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Nyköping, Sweden Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Falu Rödfärg, Monier, Saint-Gobain, Horns tegel, Stålprofil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943055/bollbacken-cottage-soderberg-soderberg Clipboard “COPY” Sweden Year: Bollbacken Cottage / Söderberg SöderbergSave this projectSaveBollbacken Cottage / Söderberg Söderberg Photographs Area: 75 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily “COPY” Engineering:Stefan NilssonCity:NyköpingCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A typical Swedish soldier’s cottage from the mid-nineteenth century, unfortunately with rot in the entire frame, was replaced by a new house with the same placement, footprint, volume, and materials—a memory of the old.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe ground floor maintains the original’s ceiling height—now with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass pocket doors recessed into deep niches, each door with a set of untreated wooden steps leading to the garden. The flooring of fir planks with lye and soap finish the hearth for the open fireplace of handmade brick laid flush with the floor.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe freestanding stainless-steel kitchen’s separate parts can be linked across the doorway by drop-leafs. The hood over the fireplace hides a stair to the upper level—an airy space with built-in bed alcoves and sliding windows at floor level for views while seated or lying.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonThe exterior: an ‘original’ palette of traditional and natural materials. Mortar-brushed masonry foundation framed by planter beds at the corners. Reversed board-and-batten siding painted with red distemper. White trim in the niches around doors and windows. The roof clad with clay pantiles, no rake trim at the gables. The chimney weather-protected by black standing-seam metal roofing.Save this picture!© Mikael OlssonProject gallerySee allShow lessLetter From Berkeley: Campus Planning in an Increasingly Virtual WorldArticlesAssen Station / Powerhouse Company + De Zwarte HondSelected Projects Share 2018 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943055/bollbacken-cottage-soderberg-soderberg Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSöderberg SöderbergOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookNyköpingSwedenPublished on July 09, 2020Cite: “Bollbacken Cottage / Söderberg Söderberg” 09 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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to go further The Philippines is ranked 134th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence A total of 28 defendants were convicted of the November 2009 massacre in the town of Ampatuan, including eight members of the Ampatuan clan, a political dynasty that continues to exercise absolute control over the province. December 19, 2019 – Updated on December 23, 2019 Masterminds of Philippine massacre sentenced to life imprisonment Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the exemplary sentences that a Philippine court passed today on those responsible for the murders of 58 people, including 32 journalists, ten years ago in the southern province of Maguindanao, but voices concern about the high number of acquittals and urges the judicial authorities to keep investigating. February 16, 2021 Find out more Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa News Help by sharing this information June 1, 2021 Find out more PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence ImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Follow the news on Philippines Organisation News May 3, 2021 Find out more A ceremony is held to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Maguindanao Massacre at Manila on November 23, 2015. (PHOTO: NOEL CELIS / AFP) The massacre occurred when supporters of a political candidate accompanied by journalists were attacked as they travelled in convoy to file his papers to run for governor, a post traditionally controlled by Ampatuan family. Those responsible were quickly identified but, because of judicial obstruction and harassment of witnesses and the families of the victims, the case took years to come to trial. “The world’s worst massacre of journalists deserved exemplary sentences and these were commensurate with the crime,” RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk said. “But this is just a first step in the long road that the Philippines must travel to combat impunity. The judicial system must keep working because dozens of other suspects have yet to be tried. Everything must also be done to protect the families and witnesses after today’s acquittals.” The three brothers regarded as the leading masterminds – Anwar Ampatuan Sr, Andal Ampatuan Jr and Zaldy Ampatuan – were sentenced to life imprisonment. The other sentences ranged from 6 to 40 years in prison. But 55 defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence, while dozens of identified suspects have yet to be brought to trial. Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped News Receive email alerts News
Burkina FasoAfrica December 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Population urged to wear mourning on eighth anniversary of journalist’s murder Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Burkina Faso News to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today called on the citizens of Burkina Faso to dress in mourning tomorrow, the eighth anniversary of the murder of journalist Norbert Zongo, in protest against the denial of justice in this case resulting from eight years of judicial and political neglect and misconduct.“Eight years after this journalist and three companions were murdered at Sapouy, an outrageous decision to dismiss all charges finally capped the shame of years of judicial inaction,” the press freedom organisation said. “By wearing an armband or dressing in black, the people of Burkina Faso can display their repudiation of those who murdered Norbert Zongo, Ernest Zongo, Ablassé Nikiema and Blaise Ilboudo.”Reporters Without Borders added: “They can also show that the July decision to drop the charges against Sgt. Marcel Kafando will not satisfy their thirst for justice. Together with Norbert’s family and friends, we assert that the judicial investigation now closed by the prosecutor and judge was never conducted with the aim of solving these murders. The reasons why the Sapouy killers are not in prison are political.”Zongo was an investigative journalist and editor of the weekly L’Indépendant, whose charred body was found along with the charred bodies of his three companions in their car in the southern town of Sapouy on 13 December 1998. At the time of his death he had been investigating the circumstances in which David Ouédraogo, the chauffeur of President Blaise Compaoré’s brother François, died at the hands of presidential guard members after being arrested on suspicion of stealing from his employer.Following street protests, President Compaoré created an Independent Commission of Enquiry (CEI) to look into the multiple murder of Zongo and his companions. A few months later, the commission named “six leading suspects.”Sgt. Kafando and two other presidential guard members were convicted in August 2000 of kidnapping Ouédraogo and torturing him to death. In February 2001, the public prosecutor went on to charge him with murder and arson in connection Zongo’s death. But despite the gravity of the charges, Kafando was allowed to continue living at his home in Ouagadougou all these years.Investigating judge Wenceslas Ilboudo finally ruled on 19 July of this year that the investigation against “Marcel Kafando and any other unidentified person” for the murder of Zongo should be abandoned on the grounds that a prosecution witness had withdrawn a statement he had made eight years before. The ruling was confirmed on appeal, meaning that no further attempt would be made to find out who murdered Zongo.At that stage, the investigation could only be reopened if “new evidence” was produced. This is what Reporters Without Borders did on 20 October, when it gave the Burkina Faso state prosecutor a copy of the original draft of the CEI’s report, before it was toned down on the insistence of two of the commission’s members, who represented the government.Passages about the contradictions in François Compaoré’s statement and the attempts by businessman Oumarou Kanazoé to silence Zongo prior to his murder were completely eliminated from the final version of the report. The conclusions of the original report were also much more positive and detailed, and much more specific when identifying the “six leading suspects,” all members of the presidential guard. Reporters Without Borders today called on the citizens of Burkina Faso to dress in mourning tomorrow, the eighth anniversary of the murder of journalist Norbert Zongo, in protest against the denial of justice in this case resulting from eight years of judicial and political neglect and misconduct. Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder June 7, 2021 Find out more News French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali April 27, 2021 Find out more Burkina FasoAfrica Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso News
Home / Daily Dose / Adding to the Ranks The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Operation Homefront 2017-08-22 Joey Pizzolato Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving our military heroes after they return home from service, has recently announced the appointment of JK Huey to its Board of Directors. Huey brings over 35 years’ experience in the mortgage industry to the cause.Recently retired from Wells Fargo, Huey will offer her expertise to Operation Homefront, specifically in helping military families obtain homeownership, but will also advise the organization on its other endeavors, including providing relief to returning veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq in the form of financial assistance for auto and home repairs, food assistance, essential home items, rent-free transitional housing, moving costs, holiday meals, and even back-to-school initiatives to provide school supplies to the children of veterans.“Throughout her exceptional career, Huey has demonstrated her passion for helping families succeed financially, and to achieve the dream of homeownership. She also shares our collective commitment to supporting our military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect,” said Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President and CEO of Operation Homefront. “Huey is absolutely perfect for Operation Homefront and all are excited to have such an extraordinary industry leader join our very talented board. We look forward to Huey helping us do even more to support the very real and growing needs of our military families in the years to come.”Huey has indeed led an impressive career. Before her role at Wells Fargo, she held senior management positions at IndyMac Bank and Homeside Lending, where she oversaw a variety of areas, including customer service, investor reporting, default management, retail production, and acquisitions.“Our service men and women and their families have given so much to our country through their service, and I’ve seen firsthand what it means to a military family to finally have a place to call home thanks to Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront. I am honored to accept this appointment and stand behind an organization that does so much to protect the heroes who protect us,” said Huey.In addition, Huey boasts a broad range of accolades: such as being a Certified Mortgage Banker, an Accredited Mortgage Professional, member of MORPAC and Loan Administration Steering Committees, as well as the Chariman Emeritus of the National Mortgage Service Organization, recipient of the 2014 Five Star Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Larry E. Temple Distinguished Service Award, and the 1992 Young Mortgage Banker of the Year award. In the past, she served as President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association, the Black Knight Mortgage Advisory Board, the Fannie Mae Customer Advisory Board, and the Freddie Mac Servicer Advisory Board.“I am honored to welcome JK Huey to Operation Homefront’s Board of Directors, and look forward to working together with her in advancing Operation Homefront’s goals” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, who is also a member of Operation Homefront’s board. “Her extensive career and dedication to caring for those that protect our freedoms will be invaluable to the organization.”Operation Homefront will provide mortgage-free homes to veterans at the Come Sail Away Military Heroes Keys for Life Dinner & Concert on Tuesday, September 19 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, Texas, which will be followed by a performance from the legendary rock band, Styx. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Share Save Tagged with: Operation Homefront Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: HUD to the Rescue Next: Leisurely Living Adding to the Ranks Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago August 22, 2017 1,070 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe