British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) 2004 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnstar Holdings Limited (TURNST.bw) 2010 abridged results.Company ProfileTurnstar Holdings Limited is a property investment company operating in Botswana and Tanzania. The company mainly invests in retail property, with some investment in commercial, residential and industrial properties. Turnstar Holdings Limited has maximised its property performance through proactive asset management, property management and leasing. Its diversified property portfolio includes prime retail destinations in Botswana: Game City Shopping Centre, one of the largest and busiest in Gaborone; Nzano Shopping Centre in Francistown; Supa Save Mall in Gaborone; and Mlimani Shopping Centre, a major retail destination in Dar Es Salaam. Turnstar Holdings Limited acquired its first office in Dubai in 2017, located in a prime real estate area between Al-Basari and Dubai Legends.
FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchang
United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Construction: Structure: Houses House in Hikone / Tato ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Hikone / Tato Architects ArchDaily Japan Photographs: Shinkenchiku Sha Design:Tato Architects, Yo ShimadaTeam:Yo Shimada, Takeo Watanabe, Yuka HimenoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. We have designed many landings. It is a place floating in the air, from which you can look back to where you were just before, and look forward to where you will go. House in Kawanishi, which was completed before this house, was also architecture of landing.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaMost important there was that the space for landing was slightly bigger than usual. It belonged to neither the ground floor nor the first floor. The level of the first floor has been adjusted to function as a desk sitting over it. It showed the position of architecture that tried to keep a little distance from the interior and the exterior.Save this picture!First Floor PlanAs well as House in Kawanishi, intentional division of stairs makes a landing in this house, floating delicately 750mm above the floor. We tried to represent this ambiguous feeling of belonging to neither of the floors not by actual landing, but by other manipulation such as window arrangement. While they have a conventional scale, the size of the opening is easy to be manipulated, as they are not restricted by scale of physical bodies.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaIn House in Hieidaira, utilizing the conventional image of barns, we tried to make archetypal houses look smaller than their actual size. In this house, we placed three rows of windows equally, expecting to bring a scale gap in its size, and a mystical feeling of floating, which is similar to the one felt on landings.Save this picture!Section“House in Hikone” is a single family house for a young couple and their children in Hikone, Shiga. A residential area so far existing of mainly grassland, but soon to be occupied by ready built houses. The challenge was to seek a proper built form there, which will resolve any surrounding environment, keeping the memory of grassland.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaIt resulted in the white oval cylinder with forty-two windows, in which wooden boxes and a floor were inserted to create a living space. It was placed diagonally in the site, remaining space between adjoining houses. Many windows segment the view and make the façade work as a filter. In this way, the house is ready for any change in the surrounding environment. Curiously enough, invisible parts were supplemented suitably, and a certain type of transparency appeared.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaThe outer wall, on which windows are placed equally, mediate a variety of living issues, while it is independent from them. It appears as if it is renovated from the building for a different use, which we expected to bring a certain type of fresh quality of ruins to this house.Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku shaProject gallerySee allShow lessWinery / A.Burmester Arquitectos AssociadosSelected ProjectsRed Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners UnveiledArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/585426/house-in-hikone-tato-architects Clipboard Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project Takashi Manda Structural, Takashi Manda, Taijiro Kato Amuza Koumuten Save this picture!© Shinkenchiku sha+ 34 Share CopyHouses•Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/585426/house-in-hikone-tato-architects Clipboard Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on January 11, 2015Cite: “House in Hikone / Tato Architects” 11 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Archivo CBA+ 23 Share Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869062/cbr-house-cristian-berrios Clipboard Manufacturers: Arauco, Cbb ReadyMix, Escenium HAUS, Teka, VALVOArchitect In Charge:Cristián BerríosCollaborators:Pamela Cordero; Ignacio Rojas; Simón GuzmánStructural Calculation:Mauricio DelgadoCharge:Ricardo PuentesBuilding:Ricardo Ballesta, Valentina ChandíaFacilities:Marcelo Valenzuela, Johnny Marchant, Raúl FuentealbaStructure:Hormigón ArmadoExterior Finishes:Hormigón vistoInterior Finishes:Hormigón visto, Tabla Pino RadiataCity:San Pedro de la PazCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ignacio BisbalText description provided by the architects. This house is located in a neighborhood in the process of consolidation of San Pedro de la Paz, a commune near of Concepción.Save this picture!© Ignacio BisbalThe restriction of a square plant (9 x 9 meters) is the context in which the project is developed. A central aisle with a dimension between enclosure and corridor defines the spatial structure that organizes this house. In its geometric center a skylight floods of light both levels crossing the floor of the second level. For this soil, flat steel bars were used, reminiscent of the urban gratings that conceal the installations and an unknown surface of the cities. On this structure, in the center of the dwelling, the experience can be of weightlessness or vertigo, the sensation is tensioned with the skylight that accompanies in concordance. Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionFrom this weightless lobby you can access the most intimate rooms of the second level. In the first floor, a perimeter circulation is added to the central aisle that communicates the kitchen with the dining room and the principal livingroom with the familiar, livingroom being drawing an orbit. This double circulation generates new relations between the enclosures, trying to overcome the boredom of a compact house.Save this picture!© Ignacio BisbalSave this picture!© Ignacio BisbalThe formal result of this house is an exercise in geometry and proportions. The outer beams are slightly overflowing from the lead of the walls and their heights go beyond the stresses of static, the will upon them is visual and tectonic. All the work is conceived in reinforced concrete, in the interior have covered some walls with brushed boards of pine to butpe, like a smooth skin, complementing the tactile experience against the stone condition of the concrete.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archivo CBAProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 25th Biennial of Design, Ljubljana: “Faraway, So Close”Festival BiennialAs Roads Become High-Tech, Historic Toll Booths Might Need to Be SavedArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869062/cbr-house-cristian-berrios Clipboard Chile Houses CBR House / Cristián Berríos 2016 Area: 172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Cristián Berríos Area Area of this architecture project Year: CopyHouses•San Pedro de la Paz, Chile CBR House / Cristián BerríosSave this projectSaveCBR House / Cristián Berríos Projects ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs: Ignacio Bisbal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeCristián BerríosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Pedro de la PazChilePublished on April 20, 2017Cite: “CBR House / Cristián Berríos” 20 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The Government must ensure its attempts to introduce payment by results for rehabilitation services do not squeeze out charities and community groups, the Charities Aid Foundation said today. Ministers plan to let security firms and voluntary groups take on probation services on a payment by results basis. But the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which promotes charitable giving and provides financial services and social finance to not-for-profit organisations, warned that current payment by results contracts run the risk of excluding charity and social enterprise expertise. Advertisement A CAF report published earlier this year says that charities often face difficulties bidding for Government payment by results contracts because of the risks inherent in the payment by results model, they have too little time to assess contracts, and lack up-front funding to pay for their work. John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “Charities and other not-for-profit organisations work closely with beneficiaries and have a huge amount of expertise in tackling sometimes intractable social problems. Payment by results contracts can represent real opportunities to tap into the depth of charities’ experience and make a real difference. “But most charities simply cannot afford to take on contracts to tackle social problems without up-front funding because they are not allowed to carry large financial reserves and have limited access to capital compared to for-profit businesses. “We need to ensure the payment by results revolution does not exclude charities so that voluntary sector organisations can play their full part in the heavy lifting needed to transform our public services.” ENDS Read CAF’s report on payment by results contracts and the voluntary sector here: https://www.cafonline.org/pdf/Funding%20Good%20Outcomes.pdfContact: Charities Aid Foundation Press Office: 03000 123 286/03000 123214/03000 123275/03000 123212 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 January 2013 | News Payment by results reforms must not deter charities Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Law / policy Trading 20 total views, 1 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
A half-million workers and students took to the streets in more than 200 separate protests throughout France on March 9 to demand that the government withdraw its proposal to modify the labor code. Many of the workers struck for the whole day, exercising their constitutional right to strike.Over 1 million people have signed an online petition requesting the government withdraw its bill.Many protections French workers won after hard struggles in the last century would be weakened if this bill is adopted. Benefits provided in other countries by union contracts are enshrined in the national French labor code that applies to all workers.That means almost all workers qualify for five weeks of vacation, plus 10 holidays and something called RTT, similar to comp time, which reimburses them with paid time off if they work more than 35 hours a week. Their statutory benefits include health coverage, unemployment allowances, retirement/pension funds and time off for life changes like the birth of a child or a death in the family.There is a special labor court in charge of administering and enforcing these rights and also rules on layoffs and firings. That court makes legally enforceable decisions generally much quicker than arbitrations in the U.S.Youth turnout significantWhile the militant trade unions like Force Ouvrière (FO) and the General Confederation of Workers (CGT) had a major presence in the protests, along with left parties like the New Anti-capitalist Party and the French Communist Party, what was remarkable was the high proportion of youth who came out. Some oppositional members of the governing party also participated.While the party running the French government calls itself “Socialist,” it firmly defends the interests of the French bourgeoisie. Under this party, French imperialism actively intervenes alongside U.S. imperialism in the Middle East and Africa.The reformist unions, like the Confederation of Democratic French Labor (CFDT), only called for the government’s proposal to be “modified.” This slogan only brought out a few hundred protesters in Paris on March 12 and scattered handfuls in some of the largest French cities. (FranceTV.info, March 13)The unions representing workers for both the long-distance railroad lines and the regional lines also struck on March 9 to protest proposed changes in their working conditions. While the government and the companies tried to downplay the number of railroad employees who struck, Belgian television reported that there were 190 miles of traffic jams in the Paris metropolitan area on the morning of March 9. (BFMTV.com)Though the participation of university students, along with student unions, is fairly common in broad social movements in France, the extent of the participation of high school students was unusual. French TV showed a number of high schools whose entrances were blocked by piles of trash cans and construction barriers. The students who should have been in the building held a “general assembly” outside on the street to decide how they were going to participate in the protest.French television on March 13 reported that French President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls intend to meet with the leaders of the union confederations and the student unions to see if they can reach an agreement on the government’s proposed changes.The FO and the CGT, along with their allies in the militant student unions, have made it clear that they want the government proposal withdrawn, not reworked. They have said they will organize a truly massive protest on March 31 if the bill is still on the table.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
More than 200 protesters gathered at Washington Square Park in blistering heat in Rochester, N.Y., on June 30 to protest the actions of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the federal government. With signs and songs they demanded that immigrant children forcibly separated from their parents be immediately reunited with them. The rally was supported by more than 10 local groups, including the International Action Center, whose banner attracted much favorable attention.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News Twitter arbitrarily blocks South African newsweekly and several reporters over Covid vaccine story RSF_en November 5, 2020 Find out more Reports News February 4, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Tanzania’s persecution of Erick Kabendera, a reporter who has been held arbitrarily for more than three months, although in poor health, and who is due to appear in court again tomorrow in a repeatedly adjourned trial. He must be freed and must be given immediate access to the medical care he needs, RSF said. Follow the news on Tanzania Help by sharing this information TanzaniaAfrica Protecting journalists Judicial harassment Tanzanian media unable to cover Covid-19 epidemic The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts to go further TanzaniaAfrica Protecting journalists Judicial harassment News Organisation November 19, 2019 Tanzanian reporter must be freed and given medical care, RSF says November 27, 2020 Find out more Kabendera’s appearance tomorrow before the Kiutsu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam will be his eighth since the trial began on 19 August. A leading freelance investigative reporter for respected media outlets such as The Guardian and The East African, he was arrested on 29 July by six men in plainclothes. After initial questioning about how he had obtained his Tanzanian citizenship, he was charged with sedition. But he is now accused of money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, although the prosecution’s ground for requesting repeated postponements is that these charges need further investigation.Kabendera is well known for his coverage of Tanzania’s politics and economy and, nine days before his arrest, he co-authored a story about tension within Tanzania’s ruling party and an alleged plot to prevent President John Magufuli from running for a second term. He was limping during previous court appearances and is reportedly suffering from respiratory problems as well as showing signs of paralysis in his legs. His lawyer told RSF he is trying to get the authorities to allow his client to receive the medical treatment he needs. Asked what he expected from tomorrow’s hearing, he replied: “Not much.”“Hearings keep on being held without addressing the substance of the case because of lack of evidence, and this journalist has yet to receive appropriate medical attention, said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. This persecution must stop. In view of the trumped-up nature of the charges and his state of health, his continuing detention cannot be justified. He must be freed at once.”Press freedom has deteriorated significantly in Tanzania since Magufuli became president in 2015. Harassment and intimidation of media personnel has increased, journalists have often been arrested, newspapers have been closed and laws have been passed restricting freedom of expression and information.Meanwhile, 21 November will be the third anniversary of the disappearance of Azory Gwanda , a reporter who went missing while investigating the unexplained killings of local officials in a coastal region south of Dar es Salaam. In June of this year, the foreign minister referred to him as having “died” without offering any explanation, but he later retracted. The authorities have never provided any significant information about his disappearance, which does not seem to have been properly investigated.Tanzania is ranked 118th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index after falling 47 places since 2016. Journaliste Erick Kabendera. Credits : indexoncensorship.org