Southwest to expand its presence with AirTran buy

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 27 September 2010 7:50 pm SOUTHWEST Airlines is to purchase AirTran Holdings for $1.04bn (£656m) in cash and stock in a deal that will allow Southwest to expand its presence in major East Coast US markets.The merger, announced yesterday, is the first among leading low-cost US airlines and the second notable deal this year after United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines in 2008.“The acquisition of AirTran represents a unique opportunity to grow Southwest Airlines’ presence in key markets we don’t yet serve and takes a significant step toward positioning us for future growth,” said Southwest chief executive Gary Kelly.He also said the deal with Atlanta-based AirTran would allow Southwest to expand in markets such as New York LaGuardia, Boston Logan, and Baltimore/Washington. It also allows the airline access to leisure markets in the Caribbean and Mexico. Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Southwest to expand its presence with AirTran buy KCS-content last_img read more

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CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) HY2007 Interim Report

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 interim results for the half year.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz)  2007 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (AIRSER.ng) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNewrest ASL Nigeria Plc (AIRSER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (AIRSER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (AIRSER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc (AIRSER.ng)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNewrest ASL Plc is a multi-sector catering company in Nigeria specialising in out-of-home food services for the hospitality, aviation, mining and corporate sectors. It is the only multi-sector catering company in Nigeria. The company’s service footprint extends to 49 countries around the world. The catering operation is extensive with over 30 000 employees turning out more than a million meals a day. Newrest ASL Plc’s client base includes: airline companies, providing menu design, skills training, logistics management, picking and packing bars and dry stores and catering for airport lounges and VIP flights; railway companies, offering catering, cleaning and logistic services to railway operators through Newrest Wagons-Lit; oil, gas and mining companies, offering catering services for remote sites; and commercial and corporate entities, handling daily meal plans and catering for functions, inhouse restaurants and cafeterias. Newrest ASL supplies and markets its own inhouse brands which includes Le RDV, Daily Break, Caffé Lindo, Sky Shop and The Lunch. Newrest ASL Plc is majority-owned by its management where over 300 managers have a combined stake in the business of 88.7%. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Newrest ASL Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Why did the Tesla share price drop last week?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Why did the Tesla share price drop last week? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Tesla “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” For example, did you know… The falling Tesla share priceThere’s a growing level of uncertainty surrounding Tesla’s presence in China. The Chinese government and media have had their sights locked on Tesla for a while regarding its data gathering practices. And it would appear the negative press is having a tangible impact.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…According to the China Passenger Car Association, Tesla has sold 25,845 electric vehicles in April this year. This was actually a 27% decline versus the 35,478 cars sold in March. Meanwhile, some of its top Chinese competitors, such as NIO and XPeng, saw their vehicle delivery numbers rise, albeit by a small margin.Tesla has so far not commented on these latest figures. But it did recently cancel its plans to purchase additional land next to its Shanghai manufacturing facility. While I can only speculate, this move may signify that the management team doesn’t believe the future growth of vehicle sales in China is as large as initially anticipated.Given that around 40% of Tesla’s 2022 revenue is expected to originate from Chinese markets, I’m not surprised to see the share price take a hit.Taking a step backThis is all undoubtedly troubling news. But I think investors may have overreacted. While Chinese vehicle sales declined, the company appears to have mitigated the impact by exporting 14,174 cars to Europe.What’s more, the cancelled land expansion of the Shanghai facility shouldn’t impose any limitations on Tesla’s ability to grow its production capabilities. After all, it can still assemble up to 500,000 vehicles per year. And even if Chinese sales continue to decline, the rising popularity of the Tesla brand within Europe could result in greater export figures to help maintain its projected growth. At least, that’s what I think. And if I’m right, then I believe the Tesla share price may start to climb again over the long term.The bottom lineLooking at its first-quarter earnings report, the company overall seems to be progressing rather well. Revenue from vehicle sales climbed 78% year-on-year to $8.7bn. And its income from operations more than doubled from $283m to $594m over the same period of time.Needless to say, this is some impressive growth. However, I still won’t be adding this business to my portfolio simply because of its valuation. Based on the current Tesla share price, the firm’s market capitalisation stands at around $570bn. That’s a price-to-earnings ratio of nearly 600!The growth potential for Tesla’s business appears to be substantial when considering its other operations, such as its solar energy and battery divisions. However, personally, I think there are far cheaper opportunities for similar growth elsewhere. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 17th May, 2021 | More on: TSLA Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. 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. 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. 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. The Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) share price took quite a tumble last week, falling by almost 10%. The electric vehicle manufacturing side of the business is starting to experience some growing pains that appear to be sparking investor concerns. But it’s worth noting that the stock is still up by nearly 270% over the last 12 months. So what happened? And is this a buying opportunity for my portfolio? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazianlast_img read more

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First ELCA transgender bishop, Megan Rohrer, hopes to ‘translate good…

first_imgFirst ELCA transgender bishop, Megan Rohrer, hopes to ‘translate good news’ for the curious New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Rev. Megan Rohrer was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Sierra Pacific Synod on May 8, 2021, becoming the first transgender person to serve as bishop in any of the major Christian denominations in the United States. Photo courtesy of Meghan Rohrer via RNS[Religion News Service] This isn’t the first time the Rev. Megan Rohrer has been made bishop.Rohrer, who uses the pronouns they/them, was erroneously labeled a bishop several years ago in a Norwegian news report while speaking at a celebration of St. Olaf in the country.That mistake led the Lutheran pastor on a pilgrimage to Switzerland to visit the home of their ancestor, Nicholas von Flüe, the patron saint of Switzerland.It also led Rohrer to believe it might be possible for a transgender person to become bishop.“So much of my life is spent talking about people wondering if I’m a sinner, and so I wanted to take intentional pilgrimage time and dwell with this idea: If I’m related to a saint, let’s think of how would my life be different if I imagined myself in this saintly bloodline, like, as my call,” Rohrer told Religion News Service.On May 8, the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made it official, electing Rohrer as the fifth bishop of its nearly 200 congregations in California and Nevada.That makes Rohrer the first openly transgender bishop in the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States — or any major denomination in the country, for that matter.“Two and a half days later, I think I believe it now because of the overwhelming accolades that I’ve received from people — the number of people who are so proud to have me as a leader — and so I’m excited to step into that role with confidence now, but it’s confidence I’ve borrowed from these people who have lifted me up,” Rohrer said on May 11. By Emily McFarlan MillerPosted May 12, 2021 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 Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Tags Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Albany, NY 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Bishop-elect Megan Rohrer of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Courtesy photoThat includes social media and pop culture — Rohrer made an appearance on popular Netflix show “Queer Eye” and did an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine.“I think part of the reason I ended up doing things with Cosmo and ‘Queer Eye’ is because my congregation embraced this idea that social media is evangelism,” Rohrer said.Rohrer has also self-published dozens of books for both children and adults — including several books reflecting on pilgrimages they have taken to Norway, Iceland and Philadelphia — as a way to diversify income for their congregation.Pilgrimage, Rohrer said, is actually one of the best metaphors they’ve found to explain the trans experience to fellow Christians.“The trans journey is very similar in that it’s hard to explain to people who haven’t been on the pilgrimage,” they said.Rohrer will be installed as bishop on Sept. 11, 2021, at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek and hopes to continue their ministry of translating the gospel for the curious in that role, as well.With the attention their historic election has brought, Rohrer hopes to focus on evangelism.It’s humbling and honoring, Rohrer said, and it’s something they recognize is “about more than just me, it’s about what it represents to people.” Rohrer also said they hope people will pray for their safety and the safety of their family, as being a trans leader can be “dangerous.”And Rohrer hopes, like everything else they’ve done in ministry, the work as bishop will point people back to Jesus.“If there are people who are curious about why or how the Lutherans could elect a transgender person as our bishop, I deeply hope that curiosity they have will inspire them to notice all the wonderful ways God sometimes is able to do more than we noticed, with more people than we thought possible and in more places than we imagined.”This story was originally published by Religion News Service and is republished here with permission. Featured Events Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Recent Instagram posts by the Rev. Megan Rohrer. Screengrab via @mmrohrerEllen Armour, chair in religion, gender and sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, called Rohrer’s election “groundbreaking” after decades of debate over LGBTQ inclusion in mainline Protestant churches. That debate currently is threatening to split the United Methodist Church, which is in full communion with the ELCA.“To me, this is really a huge signal; it’s not just, ‘OK, we’re going to include you. We’re going to open the door just a crack enough to let you in because you fit enough norms of what we’re expecting,’ but it’s actually a celebration of the gifts that trans people, LGBTQ people, bring to the church,” Armour said. “That’s a new day.”The election came during the synod assembly, held virtually from Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, California.Rohrer follows the Rev. Mark W. Holmerud, whose scheduled retirement in 2020 was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.“My prayers will be with Bishop-Elect Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer as they prepare to take leave of their current ministry and assume the role of bishop for our Sierra Pacific Synod,” Holmerud said in a statement.“I am confident that they will be blessed by the people of our synod through prayer as they serve, as well as the other bishops and staff members of our Region Two and the Conference of Bishops. May God’s peace and guidance of the Spirit be with Bishop-Elect Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer as they serve and lead in our midst. They will build on the pandemic experience and move the Sierra Pacific forward.”The retiring bishop wasn’t the only one to extend well-wishes.Many Lutherans used social media to express their excitement at the election of the first transgender bishop. That includes ReconcilingWorks, an organization advocating for the full inclusion of all LGBTQ Lutherans, and Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, whose precursor, the Extraordinary Candidacy Project, had ordained Rohrer extraordinarily in 2006, before the ELCA ordained LGBTQ clergy. (The ELCA officially changed its policy in 2009 and recognized Rohrer’s ordination the next year, making them the first openly transgender pastor in the denomination.)And Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, who heads the ELCA, told RNS that while she recognized the historic nature of Rohrer’s election, the appointment was not only about their gender, but about all the gifts the bishop-elect brings to the church, including their focus on those who have been marginalized.“What this means for the whole denomination, I believe, is that when we say, ‘All are welcome, and there’s a place for you here,’ we mean this,” Eaton said. Featured Jobs & Calls Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Press Release The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, speaks during a racial justice prayer vigil at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Sept. 2, 2020. Photo: Emily McFarlan Miller/RNSRohrer, who is 41, told RNS, “When I was first becoming a pastor, I didn’t imagine being on the official pastor list of the ELCA, let alone the ELCA issuing a press release that I’ve been elected a bishop.”Rohrer was baptized in an ELCA church in Baltic, South Dakota, just 24 days after they were born. But, Rohrer said, their Lutheran bona fides stretch back even further — to family from Germany and Norway who immigrated to the United States generations ago.“Our baptismal theology is very strongly about no matter what you do, on accident or on purpose, you can’t screw up God’s love for you,” they said of their Lutheran lineage.“I just believed that was true and kept believing that was true, even when folks maybe were curious how God could use me, of all people. I really was more interested in figuring out how I could translate good news to people who were curious about how God was using people beyond the scope of their imagination.”That’s been the focus of Rohrer’s ministry, first as the executive director of a nonprofit serving the homeless and hungry in San Francisco.Rohrer has carried that theme to the congregations they have pastored, too, including the Community of Travelers at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church and Grace Lutheran Church, both in San Francisco. Rohrer currently leads Grace while serving as community chaplain coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department.Rohrer has a penchant for creative thinking — they have written Masses based on the music of Lady Gaga and the Beatles, rewriting lyrics to help people who have been hurt by the church begin to heal and feel more comfortable with the liturgy. The inspiration came from Protestant reformer Martin Luther — from whom Lutherans get their name — who famously rewrote pub songs into hymns.They have also planted succulents for a homeless garden and created a tile mosaic depicting a chapter from Isaiah on the church stairs — anything, Rohrer said, that might help somebody notice “what God’s love is up to.” Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ecumenical & Interreligious, LGBTQ Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA last_img read more

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Hillside Residence / Alterstudio Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Hillside Residence / Alterstudio Architecture “COPY” Houses Architects: Alterstudio Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyAbout this officeAlterstudio ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAustinUnited StatesPublished on February 26, 2016Cite: “Hillside Residence / Alterstudio Architecture” 26 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?山坡上的住宅 / Alterstudio Architecture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 Photographs Save this picture!© Casey Dunn+ 17 Share Projects 2012 United States Landscape Architect: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782681/hillside-residence-alterstudio-architecture Clipboard Hillside Residence / Alterstudio ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHillside Residence / Alterstudio Architecture Mark Word Design Area:2100.0 ft2 (1000.0 ft2 existing, 1100.0 ft2 addition)Design Team:Kevin Alter, Ernesto Cragnolino, Tim WhitehillCity:AustinCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Casey DunnText description provided by the architects. The Hillside Residence is a substantial renovation and expansion of a 1927 bungalow in the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin, Texas. The existing, 1,000-square foot building was rescued from dilapidation; it was delineated abstractly in stark white and paired with a new, 1,100-square foot sculptural volume clad in black-stained cypress and connected via a glass entry bridge. Akin to Marcel Breuer’s 1943 proposition for a Bi-Nuclear House, the home is split into two zones—one for living and socializing, and the other for concentration, work and sleeping. By virtue of entering in the middle, both sides appear to be in dialogue with each other. Inside, the two zones are defined in distinctly different material and spatial characters; the combination is both gracious and provocative.Save this picture!© Casey DunnSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Casey DunnThe renovation respects the existing building’s disposition and maintains its collection of discrete rooms; at the same time, the renovation radically alters the rooms’ character through an adjustment in organization. That is, a series of private rooms now take the place of what was public, and the front porch is removed, leaving the existing bungalow’s massing intact but intriguingly unfamiliar as it appears without any obvious way to enter from the street. This private nucleus is accessed through a new corridor that leads to an unexpectedly tall central space, off of which are arrayed the private rooms of the house. Unlike the traditional organization of the home, the expansion opens the public spaces to the backyard and, by contrast, is characterized by openness, dynamic spatial continuity, and abstraction. Carefully orchestrated windows and skylights further open the house to the sky and sun, and provide a continued sense of expansiveness to this modest home. Oriented for solar orientation and cross ventilation, the Hillside residence also is outfitted for a rainwater collection system, a solar photo-voltaic array, solar pool heating tubes, cellular foam insulation, tankless water heaters, etc. Moreover, the clients’ desire for a sustainable lifestyle is also reflected in their decision to live centrally and work from home.Save this picture!© Casey DunnAn ultimately modern sensibility in the addition provides a balance to the sense of contained space in the original house. As one passes between the old and new construction, the confluence of two distinct architectural characters gives rise to questions about the ways in which architecture both challenges and reinforces the culture of which it is a part. In effect, the ensemble is a counter-proposal to the immodesties of urban evolution: rapid transition toward affluence and preference for residential building dimensions to maximize allowable floor area ratios. Here, in contrast, a new character replaces a ‘historically underutilized’ building stock. The existing disposition of the street is maintained, albeit with a new temperament.Save this picture!© Casey DunnProject gallerySee allShow lessHow My Trip to Jordan to Escape Design Rekindled My Faith in ArchitectureArticlesChicago’s Marina City Complex Officially Named City LandmarkArchitecture News Share Photographs:  Casey Dunn CopyHouses, Extension•Austin, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/782681/hillside-residence-alterstudio-architecture Clipboardlast_img read more

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European Union adopting regulations that will penalize Internet users

first_img News to go further RSF_en Europe – Central Asia “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more Europe – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijancenter_img October 21, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Union adopting regulations that will penalize Internet users Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about the consequences that the European Union’s adoption of the so-called Telecoms Package will have for bloggers and other Internet users.“This Telecoms Package undermines the right to equal Internet access,” said Reporters Without Borders, which last month joined more than 80 organisations from 15 EU member countries in signing an open letter voicing concern. “The European Union should have sent a strong signal by refusing to create a two-speed Internet.”The press freedom organisation added: “The European Council is allowing Internet operators to haphazardly determine the use of bandwidth as they see fit. This is already happening and it should be forbidden under the principle of Net neutrality.” The European Union has been debating the Telecoms Package, a collection of rules governing Internet access by computer and mobile phone, for the past year in Brussels. The European Council is currently conducting its second review of the bill and is due to finish by the end of the month. The package should have given the EU the opportunity to guarantee Net neutrality, but all of the amendments that the European Parliament proposed with this in mind have been rejected by the council. Instead, the principle of Net neutrality is being ignored and the package seems well on its way to being approved as is.Net neutrality means equal access to the same Internet for everyone, without technical restrictions, and the right, once access has been have paid for and obtained, not to have anyone dictating what you can or cannot do with it. No Internet company (access provider, search engine operator etc) should be able to discriminate, prioritize or filter website content or information transmission (for example, by giving priority to information sent to a major corporation).Net neutrality also means banning regulations that impose discretionary or arbitrary controls on bandwidth use (except when the security of the Internet or its users is threatened, or to deal with temporary technical problems). The Internet must remain neutral and independent as regards consumers and providers, and the type of information transmitted. “It is incomprehensible that the EU’s institutions do not enact such a basic principle as Net neutrality when tackling such a vital and complex bill,” Reporters Without Borders continued. “This lack of coherence is all the more glaring because this principle of equality is in the process of being clearly incorporated into US and Canadian legislation. The problem could have been solved already, to avoid having to go back to it when the damage has been done. If Net neutrality is not guaranteed, some companies will relocate to the United States to escape the discrimination that is likely to be practised in Europe.”While the EU is allowing operators to challenge the principle of equality, the United States and Canada both have bills promoting neutrality. On 21 September, the White House called for a “free and open Internet” and endorsed a bill called the Internet Freedom Preservation Act. Canada has Private Bill C-552, which would amend the 1993 Telecommunications Act in order to guarantee Net neutrality.Google, Yahoo! and Amazon also advocate Net neutrality, unlike mobile phone companies and Internet Service Providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, which block access to Peer-to-Peer, Skype and even some newsgroups – Internet services that threaten short-term profitability for mobile phone service operators. AT&T has just decided to allow Internet telephony but only on its 3G mobile phone network.The principle of non-discrimination is enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. It derives from the principle of free expression that everyone has the right to express their views by any means and subject to the same conditions as everyone else. Under the name of Net neutrality, it necessarily applies to the Internet, as a means of communication. It is this set of fundamental principles that the EU is allowing Internet operators to violate.“The right to free expression should not be applied differently to the Internet just because it is a revolutionary means of communication,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Western democracies must not violate this fundamental right.”Read and sign the open letter to the European Parliament on Net neutrality:http://www.laquadrature.net/en/we-must-protect-net-neutrality-in-europe-open-letter-to-the-european-parliamentFor more information and details on this subject, read “Protecting Net Neutrality in the Telecoms Package”:http://laquadrature.net/files/LaQuadratureduNet-DOSSIER_Protecting_Net_Neutrality_in_the_Telecoms_Package.pdfWatch this interview with Jérémie Zimmermann, co-founder of “La Quadrature du Net,” a citizens collective :Reporters sans frontières: Entretien avec Jérémie Zimmermanenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’info internationale vidéo. 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Journalist in coma after being beaten unconscious by Ondo state police

first_img June 10, 2021 Find out more Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria January 28, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica News Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the severity of an attack on journalist Dare Folorunso of state-owned Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC), who was beaten unconscious by several policemen, including a deputy commissioner, at a May Day rally on 1 May in Akure, in the southwestern state of Ondo. He is now in a coma.“The election campaign has created a very difficult climate for press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There have been many physical attacks on journalists and they are getting more and more violent. Folorunso is the latest victim. The Nigerian authorities must take measures to ensure that these attacks are punished.”The attack took place at the entrance to the Akure stadium where the May Day rally was being held. A policeman objected to Folorunso’s taking photos and tried to grab his camera from him, although Folorunso explained that he was a journalist. When Folorunso defended himself, other policemen intervened and began beating him.Witnesses said assistant commissioner of police Joshua Mumbo participated in the beating and hit Folorunso several times on the head with a baton. Other journalists were beaten when they tried to intervene on behalf of Folorunso.The police finally stopped the beating when Folorunso, bleeding heavily, lost consciousness. But he was not taken to hospital until much later, after Michael Bodunde, another assistant commissioner of police, and Alaba Isijola, an Ondo state official, had intervened.Doctors at the State Specialist Hospital have managed to keep Folorunso alive but he is in a coma. News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Nigeria Receive email alerts May 3, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist in coma after being beaten unconscious by Ondo state policecenter_img to go further February 8, 2021 Find out more NigeriaAfrica RSF_en Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures News Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirms Organisation Newslast_img read more

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Daiichi Sankyo nombra a Ken Takeshita, doctor en medicina, como director global de I+D

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Oil Show donates funds for scholarships

first_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Pinterest TAGS  Twitter WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp University of Texas Permian Basin President Sandra Woodley laughs as Midland College President Steve Thomas holds his check up higher than everyone else. At left is Texas Tech representative Mackenzie Hamilton and at right is Odessa College President Gregory Williams. The scholarship checks were presented from the Permian Basin International Oil Show Wednesday, at the University of Texas Permian Basin CEED building. UTPB, Odessa College and Midland College received $80,000 each. Texas Tech received $35,000 and the Desk and Derrick Club received $7,500. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarship funds were distributed to local colleges and universities Wednesday, thanks to the Permian Basin International Oil Show. The oversized checks were presented to University of Texas Permian Basin, Odessa College, Midland College, Texas Tech University and the Desk and Derrick Club at the UTPB CEED Building. This year’s gift totaled $282,500, a news release said, which brings the grand total since 2007 to $1.1 million. UTPB, OC and MC received $80,000 each; Texas Tech received $35,000; and Desk and Derrick received $7,500. In the release, oil show Executive Director Tony Fry said the main purpose of PBIOS, which takes place every other year, is to provide education, information and activities related to the oil and gas industry. Over the last decade-plus, the oil show board of directors decided that the show would help in the education and training for future employees and entrepreneurs in the form of scholarships. The industry not only needs engineers and geologists, but also welders, instrumentation and electrical technicians and other trade people. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher and be Permian Basin residents. The college presidents and other recipients expressed thanks for the scholarship funds. “We’re thankful and we’re proud to be included,” OC President Gregory Williams said. “We know the oil industry is impactful. We know the oil show is doing some really good work and for them to continue to think of us year after year and to give scholarships to our students is a wonderful thing.” This is the largest scholarship donation so far, Williams said. “It continues to increase and I’m impressed by the fact that they continue to do that, so I know they’re doing good work and they’re trying to do all that they can for us,” Williams added. UTPB President Sandra Woodley said it is an amazing contribution to the university. “We are so proud of the fact that the U.S. News & World Report recently named our petroleum engineering as one of the best in the country,” Woodley said. “And our graduates make more money than almost anywhere else when they graduate, which is amazing.” In building a strong engineering program, Woodley said, it helps significantly to be able to have these scholarship funds to recruit and retain more students. “It’s not just engineering, but also related fields like geology. Chemistry is another area that feeds into chemical engineering, so we have a number of oil and gas-related disciplines that will benefit greatly from this $80,000,” Woodley said. Williams and Woodley said they didn’t know how many students the funds would impact because it would depend on student need and what other aid they might be receiving. Woodley said UTPB is trying to maximize its scholarship dollars. Tommy Pipes, president of the upcoming Permian Basin International Oil Show, said this was an opportunity to share with local institutions of higher learning some of the funds that were received in the previous oil show. “We’re a nonprofit organization and our oil show is dedicated to education in the oilfield. We have vendors from all over the country come in with their wares and show what their latest technology is. Our local workforce and workforce from out of town can come in and learn what’s new in the oilfield. And so we thought that this would be a wonderful way for the Permian Basin Oil Show to give back to the community by supporting our local institutions in education through scholarship funds,” Pipes said. “So we have decided to support to Midland College and Odessa (College) and UTPB, as well as Texas Tech University so some students who may not be able to go to college can get an education through scholarships,” Pipes said. He added that the young people are the future of the industry. “… It’s a win-win for us and for the youngsters that want to go into the industry, as well as the institutions here that are helping build our future leaders,” Pipes said. Pipes said this is the most that PBIOS has been able to contribute. “It’s exciting it’s exciting to support the community, to support the colleges and also support the youth,” he said. The oil show has grown and been successful for many years. “Of course, you know the oilfield has its down times and it has its boom times, but we have a very good board and we are very frugal during the years whenever things are a little leaner. Whenever things are booming, well then our show reflects that with respect to revenue. We’re a nonprofit organization, so this is the way that we want to return the money to the community,” Pipes said. 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