Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Gingko Project / Casanova + Hernandez Architects

first_imgArchDaily The Netherlands “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/203792/gingko-project-casanova-hernandez-architects Clipboard Gingko Project / Casanova + Hernandez ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGingko Project / Casanova + Hernandez Architects Year:  “COPY” Apartments Photographs:  Christian Richters, John Lewis MarshallText description provided by the architects. Ginkgo project combines art, technology and architecture to integrate a housing complex in the nature of the existing park located in front. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoCONTEXT AND PROGRAM The project is located near the natural park of Veluwe in the Netherlands with views over an old church and the central park of the small town. The urban structure of Beekbergen, as many other small towns of the Netherlands, is composed mainly by large single family houses that are not affordable for young people and not suitable for older people with mobility problems.’Ginkgo’ project explores the possibilities of providing affordable housing for different target groups thanks to a compact housing complex, physically and visually integrated in its context. The site is an interesting space located in between two zones with very different character: the green area of the park on one side and the urban area of a post-war neighborhood built in the 50’s on the other side. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersThe program consists of apartments to sell, basically for starters and +65 people and park-houses to rent. CONCEPT The project is based on a careful dialogue between two skins that give answer to the border conditions on both sides of the location: 1. The “Green Skin” The transparency of the facade facing the park, the long balconies of the apartment block and the generous terraces of the park-houses integrate the dwellings visually and physically in the park. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersThe glazed facade has been specially designed with a print of ginkgo tree leaves of different green and yellow tones that react to the constant changing light of the sky creating very special effects, reflections, shadows and silhouettes, depending on the time of the day and the season of the year. On one hand it brings privacy to the balconies and terraces. On the other hand it allows visual connection between the open spaces and the park. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersAlmost each printed panel of the facade is unique in order to avoid visual repetition creating a natural and organic continuous image of vegetation that wraps the whole facade. The printed glazed facade works as a virtual green facade that integrates the building into the greenery of the park and reduces its physical impact in the surroundings, thus giving to the building an iconic image of lightness and immateriality. Save this picture!Courtesy of Casanova + Hernandez Architects2 The “Urban Skin” This skin wraps the building in front of the existing urban side and relates it to its context. The use of brick gives a more massive appearance to the building on this side and helps the project to establish a dialogue with the post-war buildings in the neighborhood in terms of materialization and rhythm and size of the openings. Save this picture!© John Lewis MarshallTHE BUILDING THE APARTMENT BLOCK The apartment block is a compact building created by several concentric functional rings. Save this picture!© Christian RichtersThe vertical circulation core in the center of the block is surrounded by a first ring of collective circulation that gives accesses to the apartments. The second ring concentrates all the required services of the apartments (toilets, bathrooms, kitchens, storage and installation shafts) in order to create a continuous free space in the third ring where the living areas of the house are placed. The third ring is a flexible space that can be divided into many ways to offer different layouts for different ways of living. Save this picture!planThe housing types can vary from a spacious loft to a three-room apartment. The fourth ring is created by the outdoor spaces of the houses, which are long panoramic balconies surrounding the apartments facing the park and individual balconies that bring random rhythm to the facade facing the urban side. Save this picture!axonometricTHE PARK HOUSES The park-houses are designed with an extra large terrace in the upper level with views over the park. On ground floor the large glazed facade connects visually the living room with the park. A relatively small terrace on this level is only separated from the park by a small slope that invites the users to use the park as their own back garden. Save this picture!first floor planThe park houses are designed in a way that maximum transparency and open relation with the existing park is guaranteed. The separation between the private terrace in front of the house and the park is defined only by the pavement of the terrace, thus providing a very open relation between living room – private terrace – park. A semi-buried parking that covers the parking necessities for the whole complex is hidden behind a small hill that also guarantees privacy within the park houses in a natural way.Project gallerySee allShow less’Frozen Trees’ Installation / Like ArchitectsArticles’The Lost Wall’ / YNL DesignArticlesProject locationAddress:Beekbergen, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/203792/gingko-project-casanova-hernandez-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Christian Richters+ 20 Share Area:  4100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Gingko Project / Casanova + Hernandez Architects Architects: Casanova + Hernandez Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyApartments•Beekbergen, The Netherlands 2007 CopyAbout this officeCasanova + Hernandez ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingBeekbergenThe NetherlandsPublished on February 01, 2012Cite: “Gingko Project / Casanova + Hernandez Architects” 01 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects

first_imgArchDaily 2014 Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/620758/counterpoint-house-paul-raff-studio-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc., Steve Tsai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Neumann Associates Limited Houses Photographs Bowser Technical Inc. CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada “COPY” Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen CopyAbout this officePaul Raff Studio ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoWoodHousesCanadaPublished on April 20, 2015Cite: “Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects” 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?复调住宅 / Paul Raff Studio Architects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 Structural Engineers: Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/620758/counterpoint-house-paul-raff-studio-architects Clipboard General Contractor: Severn Woods Architects: Paul Raff Studio Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Canada Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects Interior Design: Projects Counterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCounterpoint House / Paul Raff Studio Architects Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionProperty Area:404 sq m (4344 sq ft)Total House Size:356 sq m (3,837 sq ft) including basement, 232 sq m (2,500 sq ft) not including basementDesign Team:Paul Raff, Samantha Scroggie, Sean Solowski, Scott Barker, Ladan SharifpourCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.Text description provided by the architects. Situated on a narrow lot in a leafy neighborhood, Counterpoint House is a lofty, light-filled home for a family of four. After immigrating to Toronto from Europe, the family searched extensively, but could not find a house they wanted to live in.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.They then engaged the architect Paul Raff, and discussed their wish list: open, interconnected living spaces with a strong sense of connection to the garden, trees, and sky. The clients wanted a home that would seamlessly enhance a family’s experience of working, studying, playing music, cooking and dining together.Save this picture!Environmental Building SectionTheir desire for a home designed for family life resulted in the compact and tailored form of Counterpoint House. Its function and flow facilitate the many family-oriented endeavours the clients sought. At the same time, the unusual split level stepping of its upper floors and bold window openings create a feeling of expansive spaciousness.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.Natural light is one of the main drivers of the design. The upper levels of the house are set back from the street face of the building allowing a large south-facing clerestory window to flood the middle of the house with sunlight.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.The south face of the house also features a sculptural grace note and architectural device: a solar reflector screen on the front façade made up of 220 “light shelves.” The aluminum light shelves are horizontal slats which have a high coefficient of reflectivity. Their highly polished top surfaces bounce sunlight deep into the space. It imbues the interior with a glow and a dynamic pattern of shadows and reflections that shift across the space over the course of the hours and seasons. In the two children’s bedrooms on the top floor, the screen provides privacy from the street. From the exterior, it becomes a refractive silky fabric veil to the second floor façade.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.Save this picture!Concept Section“South light in a northern climate is wonderful for helping heat the house in winter, but can create too high a glare to be comfortable,” says architect Paul Raff. “The solar reflector screen solves that, while creating a dynamic play of delicate shadows, which to me is the visual equivalent of harp music.” With south facing basement windows, and a view of the front garden, the lower level offers a light-filled comfortable get-away for the many family members who often visit from abroad. They have their own kitchenette, two bedrooms and washroom to call their home away from home.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.Passive solar and passive ventilation design principles combine with a high-performance building envelope (composed of SIPS: structurally insulated panel system). This results in a small footprint, low impact building. Wherever possible, the architect and owner deployed local and non-toxic building materials. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling glazing on the ground floor frame a view into the shade garden on the north side of the house. A clerestory window on the upper level illuminates the staircase and master bedroom with soft northern light.Save this picture!© Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.The daylight strategy helps produce a house that is comfortable, beautiful, energy efficient, and which the owners describe as “uplifting.” After moving in, the owners cancelled their first vacation travel plans because they simply wanted to be in their new home. Designed to accommodate a future installation of an elevator, the owners plan to live there well into their dotage. Their wish list was more than fulfilled. With its unique form, natural light and view, Counterpoint House creates a bold, fresh architectural expression. The house respects the scale and character of the century old neighborhood while still presenting a strong, modern statement with perfect, handsome proportions.Project gallerySee allShow lessHA-HA Apartment / ninkipen!Selected ProjectsJean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de ParisArchitecture News Share Mechanical Engineers: “COPY” Paul Raff Studiolast_img read more

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RPII Residence / Gustavo Arbex

first_img Projects ArchDaily Area:  970 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Copy•Itupeva, Brazil Manufacturers: Arconic, Placo, Assoalhos Monet, Castelatto, Deca, Fortezza, Jatobá, Largrill, Ldarti, Mekal, Multiformas, Pasinato, Stranieri, Tuboar, UD HouseProjeto Estrutural:Gilberto P. FilhoProjeto Luminotécnico:LdartiGerenciamento De Obra:Gustavo ArbexCity:ItupevaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Favaro Jr.Recommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXThe design of this functional residence, which emphasized visual connection between living areas, features grand clean modern lines.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.The integration of most rooms with the living/entertaining areas, enabled the use of ample glazed doors and window openings over large spans; all framed by spectacular surrounding scenery.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Save this picture!PlanThe search for materials that promoted contrasting balance and yet, defined each element in its totality, has driven the architectural finishes palette.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.This design fostered large spans and slender beams, which created a structural challenge, given the unrefined capability at the work site. Lengthy meetings with the structural engineer eventually provided the most cost effective solution.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Despite accommodating all mechanical services in dedicated plant rooms, the building facades remained uncompromised, giving prominence to high ceilings and cross ventilation into living areas via automated high-level windows.The use of skylights permitted efficient natural lighting and ventilation to the ensuites, walk-in robes and bedrooms circulation areas.Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe House and the Trees / Iglesis ArquitectosSelected ProjectsWhistler Cabin / Scott & Scott ArchitectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788528/residencia-rpii-gustavo-arbex Clipboard Architects: Gustavo Arbex Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Favaro Jr.+ 45 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788528/residencia-rpii-gustavo-arbex Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGustavo ArbexOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItupevaBrazilPublished on June 01, 2016Cite: “RPII Residence / Gustavo Arbex” [Residência RPII / Gustavo Arbex] 01 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+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 Houses RPII Residence / Gustavo ArbexSave this projectSaveRPII Residence / Gustavo Arbex Brazil “COPY” RPII Residence / Gustavo Arbexlast_img read more

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Scope tests texting on the street and doorstep

first_img Disability charity Scope has been testing combining texting with street and doorstep fundraising.Scope worked with its professional fundraising agency Fruitful Fundraising and its technology partner SMStextgiving to test giving people an option of giving or campaigning through texting.Texting offers a useful backup suggestion should people in the street choose not to give via Direct Debit. Of course, many street and doorstep fundraisers engage in conversations with members of the public who are unable to commit through Direct Debit, but are still positive about supporting the charity. Texting appears to offer a positive alternative way of getting involved. Members of the public are giving information about how to get involved via texting so they can take it away and do it whenever they wish to. Advertisement Louise Cook, Head of Development at Fruitful Fundraising, said: “Reaction from fundraisers and the public has been extremely positive. Comments from members of the public have included ‘Pleased to take a card’, and ‘reflects well on Scope’. We are always looking at ways in which dialogue marketing can evolve and using mobile phone technology allows charities to provide a further fundraising chance for the public. “We are delighted to partner SMStextgiving as they are a not-for-profit organisation set up especially to facilitate charities to use this technology.”Geleeta Anderson from Scope said: “We see texting as a way to make every interaction with a member of the public even more meaningful – enabling us to help inform the public about Scope’s work.” 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 31 October 2003 | News Scope tests texting on the street and doorstep Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual givinglast_img read more

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Parade of Lights brings early Christmas cheer

first_imgFacebook Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more Linkedin ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter New director to head Neighborhood Services Department Fort Worth’s Heritage Tree Program adds two more Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Linkedin Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ printFort Worth’s Parade of Lights brought Christmas spirit to the local community before the Thanksgiving turkey was carved.The 32nd annual Fort Worth Parade of Lights made its way through the streets of downtown Sunday night as families brought young children and dogs to watch the floats.Teresa Fowler, a Fort Worth resident, brought her 5-month-old son to the parade to share her favorite time of year with him.“The kids love being out here, so I wanted to bring the baby here for his first Christmas,” Fowler said.Before the parade began, people gathered in Sundance Square, the location of the city’s 59-foot tall Christmas tree. Stilt walkers dressed as nutcrackers walked around the square, and families lined up to take pictures with Santa Claus.This year, 111 floats participated in the festivities, including entries from the TCU Frog Horn, Texas Gypsy Horse Club, Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums and the Cowtown Opry.Keonna Roberts is an alumna of Eastern Hills high school, and participated in the parade 20 years ago as part of her school’s drill team. Roberts returns each year to watch the Eastern Hills drill team, and says that this year seemed more crowded than in the past.“There were definitely more crowds,” Hills said. “My husband tried to buy tickets, but they were sold out.”Roberts said not much has changed in the past several years of the parade, but that she was excited to see floats represent different cultures.“The Sikh Riders of North Texas were really cool,” she said. “With all that’s happening in the world and in Paris and everything, it was great to see people from all cultures trying to get in the holiday spirit.”The parade has taken place the day after Thanksgiving for years, but this year was moved to the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Parade goers had mixed feelings about the date change.The parade does not bring as much excitement for the Christmas holidays as it did years past, said Mary Katherine Robinette, a student at the University of Texas at Arlington.“It is what it is,” Robinette said. “It has a different feeling.”Roberts had a different perspective.“I think the change is good,” Roberts said. “Everyone is on break, people aren’t as tired as they are after Thanksgiving.”The parade ended with the annual Christmas tree lighting in Sundance Square. Mayor’s Halloween bike event combines fitness and fun Facebook Kyla Wilcher Twitter Previous articleThe Skiff: November 24, 2015Next articleMASH’D Restaurant Review Kyla Wilcher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/ Kyla Wilcherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kyla-wilcher/last_img read more

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New Catholic School to open in Fort Worth

first_imgThe Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth + posts Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store UCC Minister announces resignation to spend time with family ReddIt Twitter Frank Jackson Facebook The Gideon’s International hands out New Testaments in Fort Worth Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Frank Jacksonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frank-jackson/ Linkedin Frank Jackson is a sophomore Journalism major, spanish minor, from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is currently a writer for TCU360 and the109. Facebook printA new Catholic preparatory high school is set to replace Our Mother of Mercy Catholic School, located on 1007 East Terrell Avenue, in 2018.The new school will be named Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School at Our Mother of Mercy.Cristo Rey, a Chicago-based network, has 30 schools across the country, including Cristo Rey Dallas which opened in August with 122 first-year students, said Gunnar Rawlings, Cristo Rey Dallas Corporate Work Study Program Director.The Cristo Rey Network was established in 2001 by Father John P. Foley to provide low-income high school students in the inner-city a path to college through education. Cristo Rey schools, according to their website, focus on providing economic opportunity for communities, generating about $100 million into the economy.The program advocates for quality education as a pathway to “economic self-sufficiency.”The program is a work-study that allows students to work a part-time job while attending school. A team of four students covers one full-time job without missing class, working 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.“These kids aren’t working basic jobs,” said Pat Svacina, Communication Director of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth. “They work at legitimate companies.”Students work at large companies such as AT&T, law firms like Locke Lord and news organizations such as the Dallas Morning News, said Rawlings.Cristo Rey Network targets communities with family incomes under $35,000 and high unemployment rates, said Svacina. The money students earn goes toward their tuition at the school. Tuition costs about $13,250 per year and the work study program can pay for more than half that sum.To prepare for these jobs, all 30 schools in the Cristo Rey network put their students through summer training where they learn how to conduct themselves in the corporate world, with lessons on professional etiquette and computer skills, said Rawlings.Cristo Rey schools provide exposure to white collar corporate environments for low-income kids they otherwise wouldn’t see and the program also educates students’ families about the importance of a college education, said Rawlings.Even in Cristo Rey Dallas’s infancy in Texas, Rawlings said he sees its power.“It’s the students that are doing it,” said Rawlings. “They have to want it.” Twitter TAGSCatholic SchoolCollegeCristo Rey Previous articleTCU intramurals helps bring the ‘madness’ to campusNext articleA chance to dance, a chance to celebrate Frank Jackson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Members of St. Andrew Catholic Church recognize Ash Wednesday Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Censored website’s editor talks about media control

first_imgNews Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific RSF_en Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific July 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders deplores the action of two Sri Lankan Internet Service Providers in blocking access to the independent news website Lanka-e-News and calls on them to explain themselves. If they are doing it at the government’s behest, they have become accomplices to state censorship. The site has been inaccessible since 18 October.“This decision by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and Dialog Axiata PLC to block the Lanka-e-News site reflects the increase in censorship in Sri Lanka,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge these ISPs not to discriminate against news sites that are critical of the government and to restore access to Lanka-e-News. The government must also stop pressuring ISPs and guarantee their independence.”The hounding of Lanka-e-News has intensified this year. An arson attack on its headquarters in the Colombo suburb of Malabe in the early hours of 31 January gutted most of the building including the rooms housing its computers and library and forced it to suspend all activities. Help by sharing this information July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Organisation center_img October 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censored website’s editor talks about media control News to go further Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists News RWB : Why is Lanka-e-News (LeN) so important, what makes it different from other websites in Sri Lanka?SS : The media are under a lot of pressure at the moment in Sri Lanka. All electronic media require an annually renewable government license, so it’s as if the media were under the government’s control. It’s at a time like this that LeN is most important to the people in Sri Lanka. LeN was the first Sinhalese online media and we were the first to use the Sinhala language correctly in html. One of the main differences is that, unlike other websites in Sri Lanka, LeN is subject to zero influence from the government or any other political bodies.Why are the media not free? Can you give examples?The Rajapakse regime has been more hostile to journalists than any other government since independence in 1948. It is involved in a lot of corruption and it abuses its power to ensure that the word does not get out about its corruption. In the latest example, the chairman of the television channel TNL, Shaan Wickramasinghe, received death threats because he revealed the government’s corrupt involvement in the Sri Lankan share market. Have there been any changes since the official end of the war in 2009?There has been a change. Media freedom has gone from bad to worse. The biggest exodus of journalists has been since the end of the war.Since the torching and closure of LeN’s office, the number of volunteer journalists and informants has increased dramatically. Before there were only four journalists working openly at LeN but now the numbers have increased tenfold and the number of informants have increased a hundredfold. This proves that Sri Lankans are in dire need of access to truthful information.What about print media, some, like Uthayan, are still operating, aren’t they?Right, Uthayan is an independent newspaper but the journalists who work there receive a lot of threats.What can you tell us about Prageeth Ekneligoda, the LeN cartoonist and journalist?The media minister at the time of Prageeth’s disappearance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, personally told LeN that we would receive good news about Prageeth “within a week.” This is clear evidence that the government was involved in his disappearance.What is needed to improve the situation of press freedom in Sri Lanka?I think that the Constitution’s cancelled 17th amendment (envisaging the creation of an independent electoral commission to guarantee electoral transparency) needs to be reintroduced not only to bring back press freedom but also for democracy, law and order, and justice in Sri Lanka. The international community needs to exert greater pressure than just stopping (Sri Lanka’s benefits under the Generalised System of Preferences Plus). In fact the international community has a big responsibility in this aspect. The Lanka-e-News political journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Eknaligoda is meanwhile still missing. He disappeared on 24 January 2010 (See the support campaign).Several other sites, including the Sri Lanka Guardian, are permanently blocked. Groundviews and its partner site Vikalpa were temporarily blocked on 20 June, like the Transparency International site.Lanka-e-News editor Sandaruwan Senadheera, who fled into exile a year ago, has been interviewed by Reporters Without Borders about the current state of media freedom and freedom of information in Sri Lanka: News Follow the news on Sri Lanka January 13, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Bishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarity

first_imgPrint Twitter Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy says Popes visit will be unique celebration of faith and family Bishop Brendan Leahy urges Limerick people to make use of this “extra special Easter” Linkedin Advertisement Reactions from members of both sides of Eighth Amendment Referendum COVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Previous articleFewer Limerick women seeking UK abortionsNext article#WATCH Statue of Anthony Foley unveiled on Clancy’s Strand Editor WhatsAppcenter_img The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has visited the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre to show his solidarity with local Muslims community who are observing a holy month of Ramadan.Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a holy month of fasting, introspection and prayers. Fasting is one of the five fundamental principles of Islam. Each day during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset. Muslims break their daily fasts by sharing meals with family and friends, and the end of Ramadan is celebrated with a festival known as Eid al-Fitr.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Bishop, shared an Iftar (breaking of fast) meal with Muslims present at that occasion at the Centre.The Bishop and the head of the Limerick Islamic Cultural Centre discussed matters pertaining to mutual interests. Both stressed the importance of interreligious harmony and unity among the intellectuals as well as the common people of the community for a healthy society. Muintearas Íosa begins celebration of milestone year TAGSBishop Brendan LeahyLimerick Islamic Cultural Centre Half of Limerick parents feel overwhelmed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityBishop visits Islamic Centre in show of solidarityBy Editor – June 21, 2017 1246 Email Facebooklast_img read more

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Man charged after reportedly holding knife to mom’s throat

first_img After reportedly threatening to kill his mother and her boyfriend at knifepoint, police charged a man Friday night with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.Officers were first called about a domestic disturbance on March 31 in the 1200 block of South Lincoln Avenue, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. Dispatch advised officers that the suspect, 47-year-old Steven Garcia, was armed and destroying property at the residence.Upon arrival, officers made contact with the 67-year-old victim and her boyfriend, the release detailed. Garcia had reportedly held a knife against her throat and threatened to kill her during an argument between the two, then began destroying items in the residence.When the victim’s boyfriend tried to break up the disturbance, Garcia punched him in the face and also threatened to kill him with the knife, the release stated. Garcia then fled the scene before officers arrived.Garcia was eventually arrested Friday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, the release stated.Jail records show Garcia was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and has two bonds totaling $100,000. WhatsApp Local NewsCrime Man charged after reportedly holding knife to mom’s throat Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOPD: Woman assaulted ex-boyfriend with crossNext articleOPD searching for burglary suspect admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends By admin – May 23, 2018 center_img Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Pinterest Steven Garcia Twitter Home Local News Crime Man charged after reportedly holding knife to mom’s throat Police searching for man connected to hit and run Twitter Southern Style Potato SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladFruit Salad to Die ForPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

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