Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgLes Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltee (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLes Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is headquartered in in Port-Louis, Mauritius. The company manufactures, distributes and sells wheat flour in Mauritius. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée exports product to Comoros, Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar, and Mayotte as well through the company’s brand names Blédor and Les Moulins. The company also produces premix and multigrain premix flour for the manufacture of bread products under the DOMIX brand name, breads and bakery products under the OPTIMAL brand name and flour products for the manufacture of white bread under the Concorde brand name. In addition, the company provides flour for making pastries, donuts, puris, pastry flour for baking, and animal feed. Les Moulins de la Concorde Limitée (Ordinary) is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez

first_imgPhotographs:  Javier BravoArchitect In Charge:Enrique Jerez Abajo, Koldo FdezConstruction:Construcciones Cumabe SLFurniture:Richana, Burgos (Vitra, Ethnicraft)Rigger:Domingo del CuraStructure:Rubiera Burgos, Álvaro HernandoBudget:304.929 €City:CaleruegaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier BravoText description provided by the architects. Despite its modesty, designing a house for a specific client is, probably, the most demanding and fascinating challenge for an architect.Save this picture!© Javier BravoOne of the objects of this job, which went on for 5 years, was to design 2 similar houses for 2 brothers, avoiding simple repetition and symmetry. The other one was to opt for an architecture simultaneously contemporary, related to vernacular and which carried out the strict (… and we think that excessive) urban regulations from this small rural towns. Finally, the project would be built by the small local company run by these brothers, so some of the solutions were both new and stimulating.Save this picture!© Javier BravoFrom the beginning, the project was understood as an only house, as an only entity in which, seen from outside, you could hardly appreciate 2 houses.Save this picture!DiagramFrom outside, the construction does not reflect the addition of vertical stratums, but horizontal ones. A base or “sandwich” made of concrete and natural local stone supports a volume which is reminiscent of the primary, traditional and symbolic archetype of “the house”, just as it is usually identified by the collective unconscious. The top volume is covered with smooth and white limestone from the local stone quarry.Save this picture!© Javier BravoThe ground floor is opened to the garden by means of big floor-to-ceiling windows protected by porches, whereas the top volume is hollowed out in a more isolated way. This way, we generate an apparently contradictory, but we think that also valid, dichotomy: the rough material nature from the ground floor is combined with abstract windows, as well as with small flat roofs (we really like those comfortable American houses by Marcel Breuer), whereas the greater material cleanness from the top volume is combined with smaller windows and a modest tiled roof.Save this picture!DiagramThe spaces from the ground floor look at several enclosed points from the garden, thanks to several elements that, as a kind of telescopes, separate themselves from the rectangular geometry of the top volume, generating open porches, at the halfway from the inside and the outside. The two top floors look at the distant Ribera del Duero prairies. In the top floor, one of the houses is hollowed out to get a flat roof opened to the south.Save this picture!© Javier BravoInside, a wooden staircase, together with walkways and high ceilings over the living room and the dining room, link several floors, promoting wealth of space and unity.Save this picture!© Javier BravoProject gallerySee allShow lessLibrary in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühlSelected ProjectsThe Riparian House / Architecture BRIOSelected Projects Share Spain Projects CopyHouses•Caleruega, Spain “COPY” Architects: Gaztelu Jerez Area Area of this architecture project Year:  2013 Save this picture!© Javier Bravo+ 20 Share ArchDaily “COPY” Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu JerezSave this projectSaveCasa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  625 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez Photographs CopyAbout this officeGaztelu JerezOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCaleruegaSpainPublished on March 09, 2016Cite: “Casa 2en1 / Gaztelu Jerez” 09 Mar 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 streamlast_img read more

Passive House Blanden / HASA Architects

first_img Passive House Blanden / HASA Architects Products used in this ProjectFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel TectivaEngineering:Engelen ingenieurs bvbaEnergy Advisor:SVEnergy BVBALandscape Architect:Wim ColletCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxText description provided by the architects. Presently energy efficiency is already and will become an increasingly, important parameter in the architectural design process. More and more it overrides architecture generally and daylighting design particularly.Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxIn this project for the design and realization of an energy efficient one family house, we explored, together with the customer, the frontiers of feasibility.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanWe finalized the plans through an intensive and fascinating design process in cooperation with “The design office of energy and sustainability” (“Het studiebureau energie en duurzaamheid”). We succeeded in combining the energy efficiency standards (“Bouwen volgens de passiefhuisstandaard”) and the particular requirements of the owner and our own architectural vision.Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxThe trapezoidal form of the terrain defined the volumetric form of this detached house (trapezoidal floor plan). The natural slope led to a “split-level”. This creates a fascinating spatial and visual relation between the different living spaces. All rooms were positioned taking account of an optimal orientation, the contact with the garden and the desired relations with the neighbours.Save this picture!Section CCA well thought-out, energy efficient outside wall with perforations where needed encloses the house and manages the relations between the interior and the exterior. The central open stair well unlocks the different spaces. Interior windows provide additional visual relations. Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxAn on-site terrace provides outdoor space to the nurseries and the second office. A continuous bar completes the form of the back and protects the interior space from the sun and the rain. The cantilever on the southern façade provides the necessary shadows and the, in the design integrated, covered outdoor space.Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxThere is plenty of daylight in the house. Many windows have an orientation to the south or to the west, allowing the optimal use of passive sunlight heat gains in the heating season. In the summer the sunlight heat can be controlled and blocked by fixed and mobile sun protection systems. An efficient heat pump takes care of heating and the production of warm water. Photovoltaic cells deliver the electricity for the motor of the heat pump and the other household electricity needs. The hygienic ventilation system is equipped with a very efficient heat exchanger.Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxThe house is an hybrid between a solid construction and a timber frame house. The massive nucleus provides the house with a highly improved thermal inertia. This is enhanced by lots of exposed concrete: an easily activated mass. This preserves the coolness longer inside in the summer and delivers the stored heat in the winter. Prefab isolated sandwich panels with mineral wool between wooden I-profiles warrant a continuous isolation shell. A lot of attention was given to the airtigthness of the building shell.Save this picture!© Liesbet GoetschalckxProject gallerySee allShow lessScience Precinct, Deakin University / DS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThrockmorton Renovation / OFFICIALSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” Photographs Passive House Blanden / HASA ArchitectsSave this projectSavePassive House Blanden / HASA Architects Save this picture!© Liesbet Goetschalckx+ 23Curated by Martita Vial della Maggiora Share CopyAbout this officeHASA – ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBelgiumPublished on October 26, 2018Cite: “Passive House Blanden / HASA Architects” 26 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ArchDaily Manufacturers: EQUITONE, AGC, Corian® Design, Kalfire, NIBE, ROCKWOOL, Corian® Exteriors, Etex Colombia Products translation missing: Year:  2011 Belgium Projects Photographs:  Liesbet Goetschalckx Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: HASA – Architecten Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Belgium Area:  425 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Elisa House / Federico Olmedo

first_img Projects Houses 2020 Elisa House / Federico Olmedo Manufacturers: Adobe Systems Incorporated, AutoCAD, Ecoglass, Ellenza “COPY” Design Team:Federico Olmedo, Emiliano Torres, Consuelo Linares, Florián LopezCity:San ClementeCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationResidential ApplicationsCymat Technologies Ltd.Hudson Valley Home, USA – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Casa Elisa is a single-family home located in a mountainous area called San Clemente, south west of Cordoba, Argentina. From the beginning of the project we have worked together with the client, carrying out a design process in which the client’s participation was very active.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe implantation was chosen looking for the highest point of the entire land, which consists of 7 hectares of mountain ranges, with native forest and a stream that defines it in a large part of its perimeter.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteIn this way we achieve that the inhabitant can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains, giving priority to the main rooms of the house.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSpecial care was taken in its orientation, making a “U” -shaped approach that opens to the north, gaining sun in winter and covering itself from the summer sun through a gallery covered with colonial clay tiles.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteThe entire house is on the ground floor and has access to a terrace through an external staircase.The markedly Mediterranean style was inspired by Ibizan architecture, with white walls, with wavy plaster and rounded edges.Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Gonzalo ViramonteSolar energy was used with photovoltaic panels for electricity consumption, and with a solar hot water tank to heat the domestic water in the house.Project gallerySee allShow lessQuartier Equipetrol / SommetSelected ProjectsHodb House / B-ILDSelected Projects Share Year:  Photographs CopyHouses, Sustainability•San Clemente, Argentina Argentina Area:  1829 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Elisa House / Federico OlmedoSave this projectSaveElisa House / Federico Olmedo Architects: Federico Olmedo Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Gonzalo Viramonte+ 34Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily “COPY” Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Grupo Boreal, Federico Olmedo, Emiliano Torres Photographs:  Gonzalo Viramonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeFederico OlmedoOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on December 07, 2020Cite: “Elisa House / Federico Olmedo” [Casa Elisa / Federico Olmedo] 07 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿根廷艾丽莎住宅 / Federico Olmedo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 streamlast_img read more

Aslib goes into voluntary liquidation

first_img Tagged with: Prospect research Howard Lake | 1 February 2005 | News Aslib goes into voluntary liquidation Aslib, the charitable “association for information management”, is now in voluntary liquidation, and has debts reported to be over £830,000.The charity published a number of resources of use to fundraising researchers: its website alone offered a range of useful links to help locate information on companies, industries, regions, or individuals. Fortunately it is still possible to access some of these.The organisation was registered as a charity for librarians in 1924. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

U.S. war moves in Ukraine: Watch what they do, not what they say

first_imgSome 450 U.S. soldiers and 25 Black Hawk helicopters will be deployed to Illesheim, Germany, in March “in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a multinational training mission to reassure Poland and the Baltic countries of NATO’s commitment in the face of Russia’s aggressive moves in Ukraine.” The deployment is to last nine months. As activists, students and workers gather in Washington, D.C., for the “Spring Rising” anti-war mobilization March 18-21, many are probably unaware that 300 U.S. troops arrived in Ukraine this month, with another 300 expected to join them shortly.The U.S. soldiers are stationed at the Yavoriv Training Area in Lviv, near the Polish border in western Ukraine. Their mission, according to the Pentagon, is to train divisions of the Ukrainian National Guard.But their presence also establishes a provocative U.S. military “footprint” in this key agricultural and industrial country on the Russian Federation’s western border.The first open and public U.S. military presence on Ukrainian soil comes amid a civil war raging in former southeastern Ukraine, now the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, also called Novorossiya. It’s accompanied by unprecedented NATO war games and military buildup threatening Russia.All this despite a ceasefire agreement, negotiated by Russia, Germany and France, which went into effect Feb. 15. As happened during previous ceasefires, the U.S.-backed government in Kiev routinely violates the terms and is using the “breathing spell” to rebuild its military forces to assault the embattled Donbass mining region.“Before this week is up, we’ll be deploying a battalion minus … to the Ukraine to train Ukrainian forces for the fight that’s taking place,” the U.S.’s 173rd Airborne Brigade commander, Michael Foster, told a meeting of the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington on March 3. (Global Research, March 3)U.S. forces are scheduled to stay six months. But discussions are underway about “how to increase the duration and the scope of the training mission,” Foster said, echoing remarks made in January by former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Derek Chollet.Meanwhile, in London, Prime Minister David Cameron told a House of Commons committee on Feb. 24 that up to 75 British soldiers would be sent to Ukraine to develop “an infantry training program with Ukraine to improve the durability of their forces,” the BBC reported.“Today’s announcement builds upon the work that we have already undertaken through NATO and bilaterally,” added British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon. (Sputnik, Feb. 24)Poland, too, plans to send military instructors to train Ukrainian soldiers, Boguslaw Pacek, advisor to the country’s defense minister, told Reuters on Feb. 26.What is the Ukrainian National Guard?When most people in the U.S. hear the term “National Guard,” they think of the recruiting commercials touting “one weekend a month, two weeks a year” of training to “serve your country.” The Pentagon is playing on this association to make their mission sound benign.Of course, the National Guard in the U.S. has a long history of being employed to put down rebellions and strikes in the U.S., often with the most brutal methods. And in the last 15 years, since the start of Washington’s “war on terror,” many National Guard soldiers have been required to serve long stretches in the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.But the Ukrainian National Guard is something else altogether. The brainchild of far-right Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, it came into being one year ago, shortly after the U.S.-backed coup that overthrew Ukraine’s elected president.The National Guard is based on neo-Nazi street-gangs and fascist political organizations that formed the power base of the Euromaidan protest movement which carried out the February 2014 coup in Kiev. It answers to Avakov, not the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which the coup makers considered unreliable, and which has continued to disintegrate during the war in the southeast.The National Guard, in fact, has been the backbone of Kiev’s brutal “Anti-Terrorist Operation” against Novorossiya. This operation has targeted civilians throughout the Donbass mining region since April 2014. It is nearly as ruthless as the “volunteer” fascist battalions affiliated with the openly fascist Right Sector.While the Ukrainian Armed Forces today are a meat grinder for workers, unemployed people and youth forcibly drafted, and who frequently desert at the first opportunity, the National Guard comprise the forces most loyal to the junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists in Kiev.This is the force the U.S. wants to train and strengthen.NATO provocationsBut there’s much more to the story.Throughout Europe, the Baltic and Central Asian states bordering Russia, and even on U.S. soil, an unprecedented volume of provocative war games are underway, all clearly threatening Moscow.Why? Because the real aim of the U.S. power play in Ukraine is to establish NATO military power on Russia’s border, with the aim of fomenting regime change aimed at breaking up the Russian Federation into pliable, profitable pieces that can be easily dominated by Wall Street and its European junior partners.That’s why since day one of the Ukrainian crisis, Democrats, Republicans and the corporate media have united to turn reality on its head by portraying Russia as the aggressor — a Big Lie to cover up their own role.Here’s a sampling of the provocative moves in the past month, culled from U.S. military sources, Ukrainian and Russian media, as well as anti-war sites like and Global Research:On Feb. 10 — as ceasefire talks were underway in Minsk, Belarus — the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to authorize $1 billion for training, equipping and providing “lethal aid” to Kiev through September 2017. The same day, in Alaska, paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team performed the largest U.S. airborne mission north of the Arctic Circle in more than a decade as part of Exercise Spartan Pegasus. “This exercise demonstrated their unique ability to rapidly mass power on an objective in extremely cold and austere environments,” said an Army press release. On March 6, U.S. and Canadian soldiers carried out drills “in winter conditions” with their Latvian counterparts, while live-fire training exercises were conducted at Drawsko Pomorskie in northern Poland. Latvia received more than 120 armored units, including tanks, from the U.S. on March 9. U.S. Army Gen. John O’Connor, who witnessed the tanks’ arrival, declared that “Freedom must be fought for, freedom must be defended.” U.S. Marines and soldiers from the Republic of Georgia staged a “pre-deployment training” during Mission Rehearsal Exercise in Hohenfels, Germany, on Feb. 27.center_img On Feb. 24, U.S. military vehicles took part in a NATO parade in the Estonian town of Narva, just 300 meters from the Russian border. It included 140 armored vehicles and nearly 1,500 troops, including U.S. soldiers. The European Union needs its own army to confront Russia, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told a German newspaper on March 8. NATO Supreme Commander in Europe and Chief of the U.S. European Command Philip Breedlove told the Senate Armed Forces Committee on March 3 that it is “essential” for Washington to provide “military support” to “U.S. partners Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine [which] face a different security challenge from Russia than those facing NATO allies.” A major NATO naval force is amassing in the Black Sea, including U.S., Canadian, German, Italian, Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian warships.Washington’s unreal ‘debate’ over arming Ukraine“Watch what they do, not what they say” — the old adage is always good advice when dealing with U.S. imperialism. And nowhere is that more apparent than in Washington’s current “debate” over arming Ukraine.The media depict a dispute over whether the U.S. should provide “lethal weapons,” heavy weapons and offensive weapons to Ukraine for its war against “pro-Russian separatists,” as the anti-fascist resistance in Donbass is usually labeled.For example, on March 6, leading congressional Republicans and Democrats, headed by John Boehner, urged President Obama to provide “lethal defensive weapons” to Kiev due to Russia’s “grotesque violation of international law.”The White House states that it is still “considering” whether to provide so-called lethal aid. However, top administration officials, from Secretary of State John Kerry on down, have voiced their support.All of this amounts to smokescreen and posturing for political gain. In fact, the Obama administration and Congress have colluded all along to arm the fascist junta, which they collaborated with in bringing to power. In December, Congress overwhelmingly approved and Obama signed the “Ukrainian Freedom Support Act,” in fact authorizing “lethal aid.”Airfields in eastern Ukraine immediately shut down as U.S. military cargo planes flew in massive amounts of old and new NATO weaponry. Much of this war materiel was captured and put on public display by the Novorossiyan people’s militias following the defeat of Ukraine’s January 2015 military offensive.In February, Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko inked an arms agreement with the United Arab Emirates, a U.S. client state that frequently serves as a hub to funnel advanced weaponry to right-wing regimes and counterrevolutionary movements supported by Washington.On March 11, Obama approved $75 million in additional “nonlethal” military aid to Ukraine, including secure communications equipment, drones, counter-mortar radars, night-vision goggles and military ambulances, to be delivered in the next six to nine months. He also approved the provision of 30 armored and 200 unarmored Humvees, Sputnik reported.The same day, the U.S.-dominated International Monetary Fund approved a new $17.5 billion financial aid package for Ukraine in exchange for additional painful austerity measures. (, March 11)  This is meant to ensure that Kiev will remain solvent enough to continue its proxy war in the coming months, despite its collapsing economy.Whether or not the U.S. openly arms Ukraine with offensive weapons, or continues to do so covertly and through third countries, is far less significant that the blatant war moves of U.S. and NATO forces in the region.Every day, it grows more urgent for the anti-war forces in the U.S. to stand up and demand: Stop the weapons, stop sanctions, stop provocations against Russia! Stand with the people of Donetsk and Lugansk resisting austerity and genocide!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Nursing student takes part in National Adoption Weekend

first_imgLinkedin Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin Luke Morand + posts TCU A Cappella groups take on semifinals in Los Angeles Luke Morand Incoming first-year students connect through video app Luke Morand ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Love it or hate it, TCU Alert is meant to keep you safe Previous articleNew intramural fields coming this fallNext articleTexas human trafficking problem raises concerns Luke Morand RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Yoga practicing families become a part of FW film history printA stray dog was brought into PetSmart off the streets on Feb. 12 and was adopted less than a day later.Over the weekend, PetSmart stores around the nation hosted adoption events.It was National Adoption Weekend from Feb. 12-14 and PetSmart Charities, along with Fort Worth Animal Care and Control, provided adoption opportunities for all of their dogs and cats.PetSmart provides free supplies for first-time adopters. ReddIt Facebook Luke Morand Lindsay Riffle greeting her new pet after signing the adoption papers. Tents lined around the PetSmart parking lot off Hulen and Interstate-20 filled with volunteers, employees and people searching for their new pets.One three-year-old Maltese mix was brought into the store on Feb. 12.The dog attracted a lot of attention as she jumped around her kennel and licked the fingers of people as they went up to look at her.The Maltese mix was popular among the visitors to the adoption center.TCU nursing student Lindsay Riffle came to PetSmart for National Adoption Day looking for a companion to share her apartment with.Riffle said she heard about the adoption day through one of her friends and wanted to see the dogs.“I feel like it’s fate that I found this dog because she just came in yesterday off the streets,” Riffle said. “I don’t understand how all these dogs can just be left alone.”A PetSmart adoption service employee helped Riffle fill out her paperwork and explained the dog’s history of testing and vaccines.All adoption fees are $10. Those who adopt pets are offered a free bag of food and a selection of donated collars and leashes.“I think it’s a great idea and its very cost effective,” Riffle said. “It’s for a great cause, and you’re giving these pets a new home.”Riffle said she loves animals and cannot wait to bring her new friend home with her.“I hope all of these animals find new families to go home with this weekend,” Riffle said. Twitter Facebook Luke Morand Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

New threats to press freedom in Yemen

first_img Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a new wave of threats and acts of intimidation against journalists in Yemen. The political class seems to have no qualms about using violence against journalists who write about corruption or embezzlement. Utterly illegal and arbitrary arrests are becoming commonplace.“The situation is becoming more and more worrying again after the encouraging signs in May when the authorities dropped proceedings against 33 journalists on the 20th anniversary of Yemen’s reunification,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We fear that Yemen is now entering a few phase of violence against media that dare to criticise the policies imposed by the government.”Politicians who cannot take criticismThe home of Mohamed Al-Shaarbi, the editor of the weekly Al-Diyar, was fired on during the night of 12 July. It was the eighth time his home has been targeted in this fashion. Al-Shaarbi has often criticised the governor of Taez in his articles.A journalist who works for Al-Diyar, Mohamed Al-Moqri, was arrested, on 4 July in front of a kiosk where the newspaper is sold. The police held him for 24 hours and, during interrogation, tried to pressure him to stop writing.Several of the newspaper’s journalists were convicted by the court that specialises in press offences before the charges were withdrawn at the start of June (,37716.html). Al-Diyar was one of eight publications that were suspended by the information ministry in May 2009 for “separatism” (,32909.html).Majid Karout, a reporter for the Al-Masdar Online website, was threatened and insulted by Al-Bayda governor Mohamed Nasser Al-Amiry during the presentation of a diploma on 11 July. Karout had written several articles criticising the governor that implicated him in alleged corruption cases.The governor previously threatened Hossein Al-Leswas, the former editor of the Sanaa Press ( website and owner of the newspaper Al-Tajdid, who was given a one-year jail sentence by the Sanaa court responsible for trying press and publication offences (,37433.html).Arbitrary arrests and violenceAref Al-Sammay, a journalist who writes for the Socialist Party newspaper Al-Thawry, was accosted by three men as he left his office in Sanaa on 26 July. Identifying themselves as members of the security forces, they took his mobile phone, money and watch and then gave him a beating. He finally managed to escape.Abdullah Shae, a journalist who writes about Al-Qaeda and terrorism for a Yemeni news agency Saba, was kidnapped by eight gunmen on a Sanaa street on the night of 12 July and was taken, handcuffed and blindfolded, to the headquarters of the state security police where he was physically mistreated and was hit in the face before being freed several hours later.Ahmed Al-Ramay, the editor of the government newspaper Al-Mithaq net, received an SMS message on 8 July threatening him with kidnapping and death. Similar threats were made against members of his family, who have had to restrict their movement. Al-Ramay has asked the authorities to provide him with protection. News Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Organisation News YemenMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Yemen to go further YemenMiddle East – North Africa center_img News Help by sharing this information United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 11, 2021 Find out more Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions August 3, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New threats to press freedom in Yemen January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Two injured in armed attack on opposition newspaper in Oaxaca

first_img Reporters Without Borders condemns an attack by hooded gunmen on the Oaxaca-based daily Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca, in which two employees were seriously injured. The newspaper, which opposes the government of this southern state, has been the target of threats and intimidation for nearly two years. News Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Organisation Reporters Without Borders today strongly condemned a shooting attack by hooded gunmen yesterday on the Oaxaca-based daily Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca, in which two employees were seriously injured. The newspaper has been the target of threats and intimidation linked to its independent stance and criticism of this southern state’s government since 2004.“We deplore the harassment and attacks on this newspaper that have gone on for nearly two years without any investigation being carried out,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Press freedom urgently needs to be guaranteed in Oaxaca, and we therefore demand immediate federal intervention so that those responsible for this attack can be punished. There is no justification for vandalizing a newspaper and, even less so, for injuring employees.”In yesterday’s attack, employees reported that two hooded gunmen burst into the newspaper shouting that they were looking for the owner and publisher, Ericel Gómez Nucamendi. They then fired at the ceiling and equipment, injuring employees Adrían Cortes and Isabel Cruz, who was hospitalized with a gunshot injury to the chest that will need an operation. Doctors said her condition was not critical, however.A few hours prior to the raid on the newspaper, hooded individuals burst into the studios of the university radio station, Radio Universidad de Oaxaca, pouring acid over the consoles to prevent broadcasting.The newspaper’s editor, Ismael Sanmartín Hernández, filed a complaint, directly accusing Oaxaca state governor Ulises Ruiz and a former aide, Jorge Franco Vargas, of ordering the attack in reprisal for its criticism of the state government. He said the police promised to investigate but so far no one has come to his office to ask him any questions about the attack.Sanmartín said he thought the attack was above all linked to the newspaper’s front-page coverage of a local campaign for the governor’s resignation. The governor is a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico for decades.Nucamendi described his newspaper as a “social thermometer” of the situation in the state, contrasting it with the other media which, he said, were for the most part state-owned and under the governor’s control.Noticias, Voz e Imagen de Oaxaca was previously the target of violence a year ago. Members of CROC, a group that supports the local government, stormed into the newspaper on 17 June 2005 calling on employees to support a “strike.” When the employees refused, the intruders sealed off the premises and held 31 of them hostage inside. Two days later, one of the newspaper’s delivery trucks was intercepted by another group of CROC activists, including local policemen, and thousands of copies were seized. Three days after that, the protesters cut off the newspaper’s phones and power supply.The first case of violence against the newspaper was on 24 November 2004, when hooded gunmen forced their way into the area that houses the presses and caused the death of a 19-year-old man. May 5, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say August 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two injured in armed attack on opposition newspaper in Oaxaca News to go further News Follow the news on Mexico Reports 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies May 13, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp Ignite Workforces at The University Club’s Business Growth Workshop

first_imgCompany News Briefs Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp Ignite Workforces at The University Club’s Business Growth Workshop By JOHN LAVITT Published on Monday, September 29, 2014 | 12:19 pm 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Make a comment L-R: Kal Peters, James Harwood and Terry Lauter. Photo credit: John LavittTerry Lauter and Kal Peters. Photo credit: John LavittAre you wondering why your once highly motivated employees act like they have a bad hangover since the recession? Do you know how to light a fire and renew the power of their competitive spirits? In the latest session of the rewarding Business Growth Workshops at the University Club in Pasadena, Kal Peters and Terry Lauter Comp offered smart and workable strategies to ignite the modern day workforce. Brought in by James Harwood of Total HR Management, the two partners actually illuminated the relationship between effective human resources and employee engagement.Kal Peters University Club Business Growth Workshop. Photo credit: John LavittBy providing tips and tools for building healthy, high-performance organizations, Peters and Lauter have a strong track record as successful Southern California business consultants. Since the recession, Peters and Lauter showed how the engagement level of American workers has significantly dropped. At the same time, a 2013 Harvard Business Review survey of top executives revealed that “creating a high level of employee engagement” was one of the top three priorities of those polled.Terry Lauter Comp University Club. Photo credit: John LavittOnce they outlined the problem, Lauter and Comp outlined a solution by focusing on a combination of job satisfaction and job contribution. True employee engagement comes when both elements are in play and with neither being ignored. A major challenge for companies in the 21st century is how to effectively engage the Millennial Generation. Since engagement increases the higher up you go on a company ladder, the key is to learn how to engage younger employees at lower levels of seniority and management.In order to effectively engage both millennials and other employees, Lauter and Comp illustrated the importance of knowing what they described as engagement drivers. From the perspective of employees, engagement drivers are elements provided by employers that inspire them to excel beyond Microsoft Office competence.Such engagement drivers include the following:1. Role clarity and an understanding of the why behind the work2. Regular feedback about performance and how to improve3. Training and development opportunities that promote growth4. Workplace-focused activities to improve relationships with and connections between co-workersBy focusing on such engagement drivers, Lauter and Comp believe companies can ignite the fire of success within the modern day workforce. Although engagement might sound like the latest business buzzword, in truth, it’s far from it. Instead, engagement is the fuel that allows a company to prosper in a post-recession economy that is competitive and hungry. Once again, with Kal Peters And Terry Lauter Comp’s presentation on employee engagement, the Business Growth Workshop series at the University Club has proved to be a valuable addition to the Pasadena professional landscapeAbout the AuthorGrowing up in New York City as a stutterer, John Lavitt embraced writing as a way to express himself when the words would not come. After graduating from Brown University, he lived on the Greek island of Patmos, studying with his mentor the late American poet Robert Lax. As a writer, John Lavitt’s published work includes several articles in Chicken Soup For The Soul volumes and poems in multiple poetry journals and compilations. Today, John Lavitt works at Open Interactive as the Director of Content Development. As a journalist, he is a Regular Contributor to The Fix where he writes investigative reports about the latest issues in the world of addiction and recovery. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. 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