RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2003 annual report.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.
Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240562/house-in-go-vap-mm-architects Clipboard House in Go Vap / MM++ architects CopyHouses•Ho Chi Minh City, Photographs: Nam BuiText description provided by the architects. The house is built on a 8m wide and 22m deep plot in a residential district of Saigon. Designed for a couple and their 3 young kids, the house is organized in two parts : Save this picture!© Nam BuiRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Prexury®DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDor Save this picture!© Nam Bui Save this picture!© Nam BuiA first block in the front with entrance, living area and kitchen, merged all together in one large open space, encouraging interaction between family’s members. After crossing a small interior garden with a large roof opening, a second block with the two kid’s bedrooms on the ground floor, parental suite and an additional bedroom on the first floor. Save this picture!ground floor planThe challenge of this project was to build a contemporary house with a “high end feeling” in a very restrictive budget, for this reason architectural elements are really simple ( concrete structure, brickworks, ceramic tiles, corrugated iron roof layered with insulating material) while furniture and equipment are in a high quality finishing. Save this picture!© Nam Bui Natural ventilation (through top frame louvers on the facade, openings in the glass roof and back courtyard), indirect natural light and a large overhang roof on the front elevation to prevent direct sun light, make the house comfortable to live. The multiple “inside-outside” visual connections with the front courtyard planted, the interior garden with tropical plants and bamboo planted pots on the first floor create a relaxing and private environment in the middle of a high density neighborhood. This project intends to bring an alternative approach for the conception of middle range Vietnamese urban house, combining traditional construction principles, low cost material solutions and contemporary design.Project gallerySee allShow lessStudent Housing Proposal / CEBRAArticlesThink Space: ‘Look what Charles Renfro of DS+R has to say on Blur Building project a…Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240562/house-in-go-vap-mm-architects Clipboard Projects Year: “COPY” Area: 255 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Photographs Save this picture!© Nam Bui+ 18 Share House in Go Vap / MM++ architectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Go Vap / MM++ architects Architects: MM++ architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMM++ architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesHo Chi Minh CityPublished on June 05, 2012Cite: “House in Go Vap / MM++ architects” 05 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/386991/house-in-pantano-de-san-juan-geo-arquitectos Clipboard Area: 780 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Spain Photographs Year: Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, Álvaro GalmésSave this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánRecommended ProductsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade PanelWoodEGGERCompact LaminatesStonesNeolithSintered Stone – La Boheme – Timber CollectionText description provided by the architects. A swamp is a river that stretchts in the valley. That’s how we conceived the house that would lift on its shore, as a life extended into the margins of the place. The origin of the project was the life of their inhabitants. We got the possibility to meet first hand their hobbies, deepen their desires and dig in their memories, as it turn up, the owners used to have a small house near the place, in which they already experienced different ways of dwelling that they wanted to keep; it was therefore crucial to know this way of life.Save this picture!ElevationsImagine an extreme exposure to the lake wasn’t an argument easy to defend, contrary to what it happens with the sea, here the weather didn’t required any special protection, thus the choosen location and the height in which stands, only rely on principles of territoriality. Thereby building open in range to the landscape, trying to draw all it’s possibilities. Refusing the front view we studied the prospects that would give greater richness to these views, each room claimed a framing, a foreshortening of the mountains, a view of the far edge… The architecture was drawing itself from the looks, imagining in accordance with the activities in each room, in harmony with the world of life.Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánGiven the steep slope of the plot, we understood that the image of the house should not be composed through the usual designs, consequently, we worked on the external image perceived from the access, according to a roof-façade composition, forcing us to use the same material in both of them, without neglecting the composition of the intersection; and in the view towards the lake, we maximize the expressive force of the false ceilings of Wood as distinctive elements of the image of the house.Save this picture!© Miguel de GuzmánProject gallerySee allShow lessHousing in Baracaldo / Linazasoro ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsPoint92 / Zlg DesignSelected Projects Share 2013 Architects: GEO Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year: 2013 House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos “COPY” Save this picture!© Miguel de Guzmán+ 17 Share House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/386991/house-in-pantano-de-san-juan-geo-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Cebreros, Spain CopyAbout this officeGEO ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesÁvilaSpainPublished on June 14, 2013Cite: “House in Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos” [Vivienda Unifamiliar en el Pantano de San Juan / GEO Arquitectos] 14 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Rasmea OdehRasmea Odeh, a Palestinian American facing deportation, has won an important legal victory from the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The three-member panel ruled unanimously on Feb. 25 that District Court Judge Gershwin Drain erred during Odeh’s trial in 2014 when he excluded expert testimony on how Israeli torture of Odeh had affected her memory when she filled out U.S. immigration forms two decades ago.The Rasmea Defense Committee, which represents more than 50 organizations across the U.S., has called this court decision “a partial victory.” In March 2015, Odeh had been sentenced by Judge Drain in Detroit to 18 months in prison, $1,100 in fines and having her citizenship revoked so she could be deported.The appeals court decision means that if Judge Drain cannot show any new reason to exclude this testimony, then Odeh must be granted a new trial. This will “finally allow her to tell the entire story of Israel forcing her to falsely confess to bombings in 1969, when she endured over three weeks of vicious sexual, physical and psychological torture at the hands of the Israeli military.”(justice4rasmea.org, Feb. 26)When Israel was established in 1948, Odeh’s family was driven from their homes by Zionist terror groups. First, they were forced into a refugee camp and then had to move again when Israel launched its 1967 war and began its occupation of both the West Bank and Gaza.In 1969, Odeh was arrested for a supermarket bombing in Israel. While in an Israeli prison, she was tortured and raped. She was forced to confess to the bombing before a military court and spent the next 10 years in the Israeli prison system. She was freed in 1979 in a prisoner exchange between the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Tel Aviv.In 1995, Odeh moved to the U.S. to take care of her father, who was suffering from cancer. She became a leading figure in Chicago’s Palestinian and Middle Eastern immigrant community. She assisted thousands of Arab women as they adjusted to life in the U.S. Many of these women came to Detroit to support Odeh at her trial.Before her sentencing, defense attorney Michael Deutsch argued that throughout history oppressed people like Odeh have resisted injustice and occupation. Deutsch pointed to Nelson Mandela, labeled a terrorist by both the apartheid South African regime and the U.S., but recognized around the world as a freedom fighter.U.S. harbors real terroristsThe U.S. government has and is harboring many actual terrorists. After World War II and in anticipation of the Cold War against the Soviet Union, many Nazi war criminals were sheltered in the U.S. and abroad by U.S. imperialism. Wernher von Braun, who developed Germany’s infamous V2 rocket, which killed thousands of civilians and was manufactured by concentration camp slave labor, was sheltered and employed by the Pentagon and NASA.Another terrorist supported by Washington is Luis Posada Carriles. With CIA approval, Posada planted the bomb that killed 73 people on a Cuban airliner in 1976. He was released in 2007 by the same U.S. federal court system that convicted Rasmea Odeh.Adding to the significance of Odeh’s legal victory is the generally conservative character of the Circuit Court, which has upheld bans on same-sex marriage in several states. This ruling, coming after a vigorous campaign on her behalf, is expected to advance the struggle to free her of all charges.“Rasmea and we are celebrating our victory today, and are thankful for the work of our great lawyers and thousands of people across the U.S. and the world who have stood with her,” said Lara Kiswani of the Odeh support committee’s Bay Area chapter. “And besides fundraising, we want everyone to continue to organize educational events, like our International Women’s Day celebrations honoring Rasmea in San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and other cities.” (justice4rasmea.org, Feb. 26)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly News Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has told the Dail that more capital projects should be started to boost the economy, and there are several ready to go in Donegal.During questions to Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin, Deputy Mc Hugh quoted the economist John Maynard Keynes, who argued that the best way to tackle recession was to start major infrastructure projects which would create jobs and get money flowing in local communities.Deputy Mc Hugh outlined what could be done in North Donegal…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/joemc1pm.mp3[/podcast]Minister Howlin said he would be considering Deputy Mc Hugh’s points, and urged him to get support for his proposals from his Fine Gael colleagues.However, Minister Howlin stressed the key aim of economic policy for the next while will be to ensure a sustainable exit from the bailout…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/bhowl1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous article300 new engineering jobs set to be announced for OmaghNext articleUpdate – Council says start date for Dungloe and Glenties Sewage Schemes is “imminent” News Highland WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – October 10, 2013 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Deputy McHugh says number of capital projects ready to go in Donegal Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+
Top Stories’Entirely Illegal Construction’: Supreme Court Directs Demolition Of A Hotel-cum-Restaurant Built In Forest Land In Himachal Pradesh LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Jan 2021 4:37 AMShare This – x”Not looking askance at the construction of the Hotel-cum-Restaurant structure, in an area which the NGT rightly describes as the “lap of nature”, will put us on the path of judicially sanctioned environmental destruction.”The Supreme Court has upheld the order of National Green Tribunal directing demolition of a Hotel-cum-Restaurant in the Bus Stand Complex at McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh.The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee dismissed the appeal filed by Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority and directed that the process of demolishing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has upheld the order of National Green Tribunal directing demolition of a Hotel-cum-Restaurant in the Bus Stand Complex at McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh.The bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee dismissed the appeal filed by Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority and directed that the process of demolishing the Hotel-cum Restaurant structure shall be commenced within two weeks and shall be demolished within one month thereafter.In this case, NGT had found that the Bus Stand Complex seriously disturbs the ecology of the area in which it has been constructed and also violates the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act. It directed the authority to pay a compensation of Rs. 15 lacs in terms of Sections 15 and 17 of the NGT Act; and a compensation of Rs. 10 lacs. The State of Himachal Pradesh and its Department of Tourism was directed to pay a compensation of Rs. 5 lacs each. The Tribunal had also ordered an enquiry to be conducted against the officers of the Authority.In its judgment disposing the appeal filed by the Authority, the bench discussed the concept of Environmental rule of law and also the role of courts in ensuring environmental protection. The court said that the environmental rule of law, at a certain level, is a facet of the concept of the rule of law. In Para 47 of the Judgment, the bench observed thus:”The environmental rule of law, at a certain level, is a facet of the concept of the rule of law. But it includes specific features that are unique to environmental governance, features which are sui generis. The environmental rule of law seeks to create essential tools – conceptual, procedural and institutional to bring structure to the discourse on environmental protection. It does so to enhance our understanding of environmental challenges – of how they have been shaped by humanity’s interface with nature in the past, how they continue to be affected by its engagement with nature in the present and the prospects for the future, if we were not to radically alter the course of destruction which humanity’s actions have charted. The environmental rule of law seeks to facilitate a multi– disciplinary analysis of the nature and consequences of carbon footprints and in doing so it brings a shared understanding between science, regulatory decisions and policy perspectives in the field of environmental protection. It recognises that the ‘law’ element in the environmental rule of law does not make the concept peculiarly the preserve of lawyers and judges. On the contrary, it seeks to draw within the fold all stakeholders in formulating strategies to deal with current challenges posed by environmental degradation, climate change and the destruction of habitats. The environmental rule of law seeks a unified understanding of these concepts. There are significant linkages between concepts such as sustainable development, the polluter pays principle and the trust doctrine. The universe of nature is indivisible and integrated. The state of the environment in one part of the earth affects and is fundamentally affected by what occurs in another part. Every element of the environment shares a symbiotic relationship with the others. It is this inseparable bond and connect which the environmental rule of law seeks to explore and understand in order to find solutions to the pressing problems which threaten the existence of humanity. The environmental rule of law is founded on the need to understand the consequences of our actions going beyond local, state and national boundaries. The rise in the oceans threatens not just maritime communities. The rise in temperatures, dilution of glaciers and growing desertification have consequences which go beyond the communities and creatures whose habitats are threatened. They affect the future survival of the entire eco-system. The environmental rule of law attempts to weave an understanding of the connections in the natural environment which make the issue of survival a unified challenge which confronts human societies everywhere. It seeks to build on experiential learnings of the past to formulate principles which must become the building pillars of environmental regulation in the present and future. The environmental rule of law recognises the overlap between and seeks to amalgamate scientific learning, legal principle and policy intervention. Significantly, it brings attention to the rules, processes and norms followed by institutions which provide regulatory governance on the environment. In doing so, it fosters a regime of open, accountable and transparent decision making on concerns of the environment. It fosters the importance of participatory governance – of the value in giving a voice to those who are most affected by environmental policies and public projects. The structural design of the environmental rule of law composes of substantive, procedural and institutional elements. The tools of analysis go beyond legal concepts. The result of the framework is more than just the sum total of its parts. Together, the elements which it embodies aspire to safeguard the bounties of nature against existential threats. For it is founded on the universal recognition that the future of human existence depends on how we conserve, protect and regenerate the environment today.”The point, therefore, is simply this – the environmental rule of law calls on us, as judges, to marshal the knowledge emerging from the record, limited though it may sometimes be, to respond in a stern and decisive fashion to violations of environmental law. We cannot be stupefied into inaction by not having access to complete details about the manner in which an environmental law violation has occurred or its full implications. Instead, the framework, acknowledging the imperfect world that we inhabit, provides a roadmap to deal with environmental law violations, an absence of clear evidence of consequences notwithstanding.Regarding the role of Court, the bench referred to observations made in recent judgment viz. Bengaluru Development Authority vs Sudhakar Hegde. The role of courts and tribunals cannot be overstated in ensuring that the ‘shield’ of the “rule of law” can be used as a facilitative instrument in ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, it said. The bench also rejected the plea to allow Hotel-cum-Restaurant structure to stand for their use. Doing so would legalise what is an otherwise entirely illegal construction, the bench added.Upholding the NGT order, the bench observedThe construction of the Hotel-cum-Restaurant structure in the Bus Stand Complex is illegal and constitutes a brazen violation of law. The permission which was granted by MOEF on 12 November 1997 was only for construction of a ‘parking place’ at McLeod Ganj. Similarly, the permission granted on 1 March 2001 was granted for constructing a ‘bus stand’ in the same area. At no point was any permission granted for the construction of a hotel or commercial structure. NGT’s finding on this count commends acceptance. NGT acted within its mandate in a case of this nature, where the appellant actively allowed the perpetration of a structure in breach of environmental norms. Not looking askance at the construction of the Hotel-cum-Restaurant structure, in an area which the NGT rightly describes as the “lap of nature”, will put us on the path of judicially sanctioned environmental destruction.Case: Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority (HPBSM&DA) Versus The Central Empowered Committee [Civil Appeal Nos. 5231-32 of 2016 Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira BanerjeeCitation: LL 2021 SC 14Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story
A GROUP of Oxford academics has condemned the Government’s energy policy and warned of serious consequences for the environment unless urgent changes are made. Their criticisms were outlined in a report entitled ‘Energy, Politics and Poverty’, which questioned the government’s failure to meet targets on carbon dioxide emissions and described the current policy as “a hotch-potch of measures unlikely to deliver the government’s vision.”The taskforce, chaired by the Chancellor of Oxford University, Lord Patten, was composed of experts in various environmental issues and was set up by Ngaire Woods, Director of Oxford’s Global Economic Governance Programme and Christopher Allsopp, Director of Oxford’s Institute of Energy Studies.Dr Woods emphasised the importance of the report as a non-governmental initiative. “This is a chance to take an outsider’s view of what’s happening in government. The report is completely independent and was not part of a Westminster initiative,” she said.The report also provides recommendations for avoiding what it calls the “serious risks” of not altering the government’s approach to energy.Chris Turner, a spokesperson for the Department of Trade and Industry, said that the claims made by the report were “disingenuous”. He defended government policy, saying “Work is being done on these matters. The government’s White Paper on energy published last month sets out specific targets and plans for the future regarding reductions in CO2 emissions and the expansion of nuclear resources.” The White Paper pledges to cut CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by around 2050. It also aims to secure the UK’s energy supplies and ensure that homes are heated adequately.Turner continued, “The report claims investment is needed in carbon-capture technology, but the White Paper has set out explicit measures by which this should be accomplished. Regarding the gas-storage infrastructure, the White Paper makes clear the possibility of using old coal and salt caverns to store gas while new terminals are already being built to store liquid and natural gas.”The Oxford report stressed attention to Africa and other developing countries that are put at risk by climate change.Turner insisted that the government was aware of these concerns and had set out a long-term strategy to deal with them.In a statement, the Department of Trade and Industry said, “The White Paper will deliver real results. It will cut the UK’s carbon emissions by a quarter by 2020 relative to 1990 levels, even though our economy will have doubled in that period. It will triple the amount of electricity we get from renewables by 2015 and improve the energy efficiency of our economy by around 10 per cent between now and 2020. This is over and above the 25 per cent improvement we already expect over that period.”
Umphrey’s McGee finished a massive three-night run in and around New York City last weekend, with two nights at “The Original Rock Palace” better known as The Capitol Theatre. The run culminated with a rock ‘n’ roll clinic at Brooklyn Bowl on the third and final night. Today, the group released video of “Speak Up” from the second night of The Cap run, which made an appearance towards the end of the second set.Umphrey’s McGee Plays Nostalgic VIP Pre-Show, Covers Radiohead In Capitol Theatre Finale [Video]While the show was drenched in plenty of fan-favorite songs from the Umph catalog, including “Out of Order,” “Wife Soup,” “Der Bluten Kat,” and Radiohead‘s “The National Anthem,” the fairly new(ish) track “Speak Up” brought, arguably, one of the best jams of the night as it posted up before and eventually segued into a second set-closing “Glory.” Since its live debut on New Year’s Eve back in 2015 at Denver, CO’s The Fillmore Auditorium, the song has become a fairly regular staple of the group, having been played 46 times over that course of time. Take a listen for yourself below:“Speak Up” Live From The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY 10/21/17:[via Umphrey’s McGee][Video directed by CJ Strehlow – Thanks to All Things Umphrey’s for the song data]SETLIST: Umphrey’s McGee | The Capitol Theatre/Garcia’s | Port Chester, NY | 10/21/17 VIP Pre-show Set: Draconian, Example 1, Kabump > 2nd SelfSet one: Flamethrower > Ringo, Red Tape, Comma Later > Out of Order > Wife SoupSet two: Der Bluten Kat > In The Kitchen* > Der Bluten Kat, Cemetary Walk, The National Anthem, Speak Up > GloryEncore: Bad Friday*** “All Things Ninja” (UM) and “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago) teases** “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” (Michael Jackson) teases[Cover photo via Andrew Scott Blackstein]