Services sector up – but tough times ahead

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 3 November 2010 6:26 am Tags: NULL Services sector up – but tough times ahead Activity in the services sector unexpectedly gathered pace in October – but forecast for the rest of the year are weakening.The figures are likely to support expectations that the Bank of England will vote not to inject more stimulus into the economy this week but leave that option open further down the line if the economy worsens.The headline business activity index in the Markit/CIPS PMI index rose to 53.2 last month from 52.8 in September, the highest reading since June and confounding forecasts for a dip to 52.5.The improvement was led by a rise in new business, although the expectations index fell a full point and the employment index slipped back below the 50-level that separates expansion from contraction as firms braced for tough conditions ahead.“On both output and new orders measures, rates of expansion remain soft compared to long-run averages, as companies continue to digest the true effects on the economy of the coalition government’s Comprehensive Spending Review,” said Paul Smith, senior economist at Markit.“The latest data therefore suggest that the sector is set to make a below-par contribution to GDP in the coming months.”Nonetheless, Bank policymakers are also likely to be concerned by news of growing inflation pressures in the services sector, with firms ramping up their prices at the fastest pace in two years in response to increases in energy and wage costs.Wednesday’s PMI data, which covers firms that make up around 40 per cent of GDP, came after an unexpectedly robust survey of manufacturing activity and surprisingly weak construction PMI data this week. On balance, the figures suggest Britain’s economy made a solid start to the final quarter of this year.However, the survey also showed that companies remain cautious about the outlook and want to see how the 80 billion pounds of spending cuts laid out by the government last month will affect people’s spending decisions.“A number of respondents reported the deferral of client spending, reflecting continued uncertainty over the impact of government spending cuts on the economy,” Markit said.“Such concerns again dominated service providers’ expectations, with business confidence remaining historically subdued.” center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndoGloriousaCouple Wins Lottery, 5 Years Later, Their House Had To Be DemolishedGloriousaUndo John Dunne Share More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comlast_img read more

Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgMauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Secondary Industries Ltd (MSIL.mu)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileMauritius Secondary Industries Limited is based in Mauritius that specialises in the rethreading of tyres as well as the renting out of commercial space, offices and industrial buildings. Mauritius Secondary Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgstarafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: starafricacorporation Limited (SACL.zw)  2020 abridged results.Company Profilestarafricacorporation Limited is an established sugar refinery in Zimbabwe; manufacturing and marketing sugar-based products under two well-known brand names, Goldstar Sugar and Country Choice Foods. Its product range comprises icing sugar, golden syrup, honey syrup and maple syrup. There are only two sugar mills in Zimbabwe and both are owned by Starafrica Corporation; producing products for local consumption and for export to countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its subsidiary companies are Starafrica Operations (Private) Limited and Silver Star Properties (Private) Limited which is a property division involved in managing commercial, manufacturing and residential premises in Zimbabwe. starafricacorporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

South Africa v England: 2nd Test preview

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED: SANDTON, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 14: Jonathan Joseph (L), who will make his international debut against South Africa next Saturday, is congratulated by fellow centre Manu Tuilagi during the England training session held at St. David’s School on June 14, 2012 in Sandton, South Africa. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) ENGLAND: Ben Foden; Chris Ashton, Jonathan Joseph, Manu Tuilagi, David Strettle; Toby Flood, Ben Youngs; Joe Marler, Dylan Hartley, Dan Cole, Mouritz Botha, Geoff Parling, Tom Johnson, Chris Robshaw (captain), Ben Morgan.Replacements: Lee Mears, Alex Corbisiero, Tom Palmer, Thomas Waldrom, Lee Dickson, Owen Farrell, Alex GoodeReferee: Alain Rolland Jonathan Joseph (left) and Manu Tuilagi will combine at centre for EnglandCentral issueThe new centre pairing could make or break the game for England. Joseph scored two tries in England’s Killik Cup win over the Barbarians last month and has been in storming form for London Irish, scoring six Premiership tries in 14 starts last season, so could add some cutting edge to England’s attack. Tuilagi’s power and skills have passed the International rugby test before so if he and Joseph can form an understanding quickly enough, they might cause the Springbok defence some problems.Lancaster says: “To have two 21-year-old centres is exciting and we are looking forward to seeing this combination in action. I am delighted for JJ [Joseph]. He has trained very well and showed against the Barbarians and in his short time on the field in the first Test that he is ready to make the step up.”VerdictThe tourists achieved their first win this week, when the midweek side beat South African Barbarians South 54-26, but while that cheered up the England camp, it will have little impact on this weekend’s Test. To beat the Springboks at altitude is always a tough ask, especially when your team’s midfield has not lined up together before. England skipper Chris Robshaw led his side well in Durban and needs to play another blinder in Johannesburg. If he and Flood are both on song, the tourists could give their travelling fans a reason to party, but it’s more likely that South Africa will take a 2-0 lead in the series. South Africa v England, Saturday 16 June, 4pm BST, Johannesburg, Live on Sky Sports 2SOUTH AFRICA: Pat Lambie; JP Pietersen, Jean de Villiers (captain), Frans Steyn, Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard; Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Juandre Kruger, Marcell Coetzee, Willem Alberts, Pierre Spies.Replacements: Adrian Strauss, Werner Kruger, Flip van der Merwe, Keegan Daniel, Ruan Pienaar, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Bassoncenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS South Africa captain Jean de Villiers (second right) celebrates his try last weekendBy Katie Field, Rugby World writerFOR ENGLAND this weekend’s match is all about bouncing back from last Saturday’s 22-17 defeat in Durban to level the three-Test series before it slips away from them, while for South Africa the priority is to press home their advantage and take an unassailable 2-0 lead. In their quest for “more of the same”, the Springboks have only made team changes where injury has forced them to do so. England, on the other hand, will run out at Ellis Park with a revamped midfield in the hope that they can make better use of the ball their pack wins.Spring in their stepSpringboks coach Heyneke Meyer has made just one change to his starting line-up, bringing Pat Lambie in at full-back in place of the injured Zane Kirchner. There are two more changes on the bench, where Werner Kruger and Bjorn Basson take the places of sidelined Coenie Oosthuizen and Lambie.Meyer is clearly satisfied with the way his team performed in his first Test in charge. “We decided against any unnecessary changes as we aim to build some continuity during this season. We still have not had a lot of preparation time, but I’m pleased to have seen how the players have been getting stuck in.“This weekend will be a big challenge yet again against a good England side, but our focus is still on ourselves. We need to show further improvement from last weekend.”One area the Springboks will be keen to improve is the lineout, where their new combination of young second rows lost three of their own throws. Eben Etzebeth and Juandre Kruger obviously have a long way to go before they can live up to the legendary reputation of Victor Matfield and Bakkies Botha, but any improvement this weekend will be welcome.In contrast, Meyer would love to see a repeat of the performances Bryan Habana and Willem Alberts produced last weekend, as they caused England all kinds of problems and gave South Africa the go-forward which ultimately proved decisive.Flood warningEngland boss Stuart Lancaster took decisive action following his side’s first Test loss. Some of England’s problems last weekend stemmed from poor tactical kicking and fly-half Owen Farrell has paid the price as Lancaster brings Toby Flood back in to the No 10 shirt, saying: “Toby has waited patiently for his opportunity and the time is right to allow him the chance to demonstrate his experience and skills in what will be a very tough challenge.”With Brad Barritt ruled out after a minor eye operation and Mike Brown also injured, Lancaster is giving Jonathan Joseph a first Test start at outside centre, after a sparky cameo off the bench last week. Manu Tuilagi moves to inside centre to accommodate him, Ben Foden switches to full-back in place of Brown and David Strettle comes in on the wing.last_img read more

All Black Jerome Kaino as you’ve never heard him

first_imgAll Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino opens up about pressure, drink-driving and defending a world title. By Patrick McKendry. This feature first appeared in the October 2015 issue of Rugby World. Telling contribution: Scoring against South Africa in the World Cup semi-final IT WAS the middle of the 2011 World Cup when Jerome Kaino discovered just how much winning the thing meant to his fellow New Zealanders. In camp with the All Blacks, he received daily reports from his wife Di, who only needed to walk down the drive of their modern house on Auckland’s North Shore to collect the mail to gauge the mood of neighbours and those further afield. Their letterbox would be stuffed fit to bursting with letters, cards and, occasionally, gifts from those wishing him and the team well as the tournament entered the knockout stages.The Kainos took heart from the thoughtfulness of people they had never set eyes on before, but there was another side to it which they can joke about now. What would have happened if the All Blacks had lost that final to France, instead of scraping home 8-7? Di reckons moving countries would have been a good option such was the importance placed on winning back the cup after 24 years by those who knew exactly where the couple and their two young children lived.Public property? You could say that. It’s something they have become used to, as just about every All Black has. In the small, rugby-obsessed country, you’re never far from someone representing the nation in the black jersey. It’s more a couple of degrees of separation than six. Winning the Webb Ellis Cup after many years of disappointment and, at times, grief at the four-yearly failures had also become a non-negotiable.Old foes: Facing the Wallabies in the 2011 semi-finalAs the All Blacks prepare for their title defence, Kaino talks of his 2011 memories. “The main one is winning it, obviously, but also all the support from the Pacific Island nations – the Tongans, Samoans, Fijians – that was a huge thing. Obviously having Richie (McCaw) and Kieran (Read) unavailable for the first few Tests, I think that’s what brought a lot of steel to us loose forwards. Having them back just added to that competition among us. Also, the pressure on us to perform – that was massive.“It got bottled up during the week of that semi-final (against Australia). There was a lot of nervous energy building up to that. Because we lost to them in Brisbane in our final Test before the World Cup, that added to it. By the end of that game everyone felt like we’d won the grand final – there was such a relief we had beaten them. It was a huge hurdle to get over that game and prepare for the (actual) grand final. It was quite stressful having to refocus after every game and having that expectation thrown on you week in and week out was pretty crazy.”Kaino, the ironman of the tournament for his ability to play just about every minute apart from the final couple of the semi-final victory over the Wallabies, was the glue that bound the All Blacks loose forwards together. With Read out for the first couple of matches and McCaw playing on a broken foot, it was up to Kaino to lead the physical battle, alongside old warhorse Brad Thorn.One of Kaino’s standout moments was his tackle on Wallaby Digby Ioane in the semi-final when, with New Zealand leading 8-0 and Ioane seemingly about to score a stunning try, Kaino picked up the wing and drove him back. It looked more like a wrestling move than a tackle, but it was mightily effective. While the Aussies slotted a penalty awarded from the resulting ruck, Kaino’s desperate tackle stopped the Wallabies in their tracks and also sent an inspirational message to his own team: losing this match is not an option.He reckons his poorest game was the final – one of his clearest memories of the game was dropping a France 22m restart – but both McCaw and coach Steve Hansen think he was the player of the tournament, if not the year. Instead, inspirational France skipper Thierry Dusautoir was given the Player of the Year accolade.Friendly fire: Kaino with Dusautoir following their RWC 2015 showdown LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As Kaino knows only too well, a nation expects.This feature first appeared in the October 2015 issue of Rugby World magazine. You can purchase Jerome Kaino’s autobiography here. “Looking back, it was already getting out of control by 2006 and 2007 during the Blues and Auckland seasons, but I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I thought it was absolutely normal and, of course, I was having a lot of fun doing it.“I would get hangovers, but if I had to do something the next day – training, for example – I would guts it out and get through it. If it was a day off, I pretty much spent it in bed. A lot of people would have known I was hungover. Sometimes I would make excuses for stuff I was supposed to do and not turn up at all.”The drink-driving conviction following a minor crash on the morning after a heavy session – for which he was fined and lost his licence for six months – was a wake-up call, as was the birth of his daughter, Milan, in 2009. He promised the All Blacks he would stay off the booze for the rest of 2008 and now he just has the occasional beer.“I felt like I had arrived as a rugby player and the drinking and partying was something that went with it. It was something I enjoyed, but it had to stop,” Kaino says now. “Di and I went through some dark times, but we came out of them stronger. I still have a beer at a barbeque or after a Test, but I’m never out all night like I used to do in my twenties. Family comes first.”Glorious return: Kaino on a photocall after rejoining the BluesHE HAS become used to overcoming challenges – from a childhood in a rented house which was constantly burgled, to occasionally relying on food parcels, to the court appearance. From that adversity has come a mental and physical steel, however, and that will be necessary in England and Wales over the next few weeks. While he has been looking back at his origins and past glories, Kaino is determined to add a new chapter before the year is out.He is picking England, Wales and Ireland to be among the best performing teams at the World Cup. England because of home advantage and their pack, Wales because of their excellent loose forwards, including captain Sam Warburton, and Ireland because of the way they are playing as a team under Kiwi coach Joe Schmidt. The All Blacks haven’t forgotten how hard they had to work in Dublin in 2013 to avoid a first defeat to the Irish.Here to cheer: All Black fans arrive at the Millennium StadiumThe All Blacks know they will face distractions in the UK. They expect the local media to have a crack in order to undermine them and for pressure to come from expectant former All Blacks now domiciled in the UK, as well as the millions of rugby experts back home.“It’s going to be tough. Going to England during the end-of-year tours, they (public and media) ramp up the intensity on the team. It seems the media try to cause disruption with what they talk about. That’s going to be amplified with England hosting the tournament and us being champions. It won’t be easy but it would be pretty gratifying if we could come home with the trophy.”Asked to clarify his point about the English media, he says: “You can pinpoint what they’re going to talk about – the haka and what we do (tactics legal and otherwise). We’ve spoken about it as a team – possible what-ifs – and the more prepared we are the better we’ll be.“There’s a huge expat population over there in terms of Kiwis. That will add to the pressure, knowing what it means to them and knowing how much they are relying on us to get the job done, but the leaders and coaches have a good handle on it and we’ll be well prepared.” THE 32-year-old, who was born in American Samoa and arrived in New Zealand with his family aged four, has been in a reflective mood lately. Part of that is due to the fact he has just released his autobiography My Story, in which he details his humble upbringing in Papakura,a working-class suburb of South Auckland, and the other reason is the impending defence of a cup for which he and his team-mates had to dig so hard to win last time out.Kaino was a self-confessed skinny kid growing up with five siblings. His mum Velonika didn’t want him to play rugby because she didn’t want him to get hurt (his nickname at home was ‘Aunty’ for his willingness to change nappies and help with household chores). And sure enough a broken collarbone in his first season at senior school almost saw him give the game away. Dad Sa had other ideas, however, after seeing his son show promise.He is now known for his bone-crunching defence and steamroller ball-carrying, but Kaino started out as a back, pitching up at centre or full-back before going to St Kentigern College on a scholarship. Once his new coach encouraged him to play at loose forward, Kaino’s career flourished and he was an All Black by the age of 21.Young gun: Kaino with Ma’a Nonu and the All Blacks back in 2008Some tough years followed. Issues with alcohol after becoming, in his words, an All Black too young led to a drink-driving conviction in 2008 following a couple of years out of international favour. Kaino admits in his book that his drinking would sometimes keep him out until 7am on the day of training with his Blues Super Rugby team, writing: “Because I was so fit I felt I could get back up the next day and train and then sleep it off and recover before the next game came around.last_img read more

Anglicans, Lutherans mark the Reformation’s 500th anniversary with biblical reflections

first_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion, Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Lutherans from around the world have prepared 42 biblical reflections which are suitable for a Lenten study program, to mark together the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.Full article. Press Release Service Anglicans, Lutherans mark the Reformation’s 500th anniversary with biblical reflections Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Ecumenical & Interreligious Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Pittsburgh, PA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Rector Columbus, GA center_img Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Washington, DC Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Hopkinsville, KY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Posted Mar 13, 2017 Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI last_img read more

Allister Coetzee is officially out, but SA Rugby refuse to name successor

first_imgFriday Feb 2, 2018 Allister Coetzee is officially out, but SA Rugby refuse to name successor Allister Coetzee has officially parted ways with Springbok rugby after an announcement by SA Rugby Ceo Jurie Roux today. The worst-kept secret in South African rugby will no doubt be revealed soon too, as everyone speculates about who will become head coach. SA Rugby announced on Friday that it had reached an agreement with Coetzee to part ways with immediate effect. This follows a record of just 11 wins from 25 Tests (44%) in the last two years.Coetzee was admittedly thrown in at the deep end, but his selections and the performances to date have meant that his tenure coming to an end was inevitable.Former Springbok flanker and Cheetahs and Munster coach Rassie Erasmus will take over as Springbok coach, however, SA Rugby are not prepared to make that official publicly just yet. Erasmus is currently in the Director of Rugby role.  “The Rugby Department of SA Rugby will manage the responsibilities of the Springbok coach, until the national team’s coaching and management group for 2018 is confirmed later this month,” said a statement today.“I have always held Springbok rugby dear to my heart and will continue to do so and for that reason I think now is the time the team and me strike out in new directions,” said Coetzee, after the two parties ‘agreed to terminate the relationship after a two-year association’.“I wish Springbok rugby every success in the future – as I have always done.”Erasmus said this week that planning has been taking place as per normal.“We are ranked sixth in the world‚ so my immediate focus and the big ticket is to fix things as soon as possible. All of us want things to be in place as soon as possible‚ but I don’t see it as a massive problem.“I can take you back to 2012 when Heyneke (Meyer) was appointed and we (the Rugby Department) did all the planning. A lot of the support staff were only confirmed shortly before the start of that first test series‚ and we beat England in that series. It was the same with Allister two years ago‚ and we beat Ireland 2-1.“So there has been planning going on behind the scenes‚ and of course we want to get that clarity‚ but there is a process that has to run its course. However‚ it’s not hindering us in the background and it isn’t affecting my role as director of rugby‚ which is to ensure that we are as well prepared as possible to be able to beat England in that first test series.” Confirmation of the Springbok management set-up will be revealed before the end of the month.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Melides / Pedro Reis

first_imgCopyHouses•Grândola, Portugal Year:  Houses Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 33 Share Area:  344 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePedro ReisOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGrândolaHousesPortugalPublished on June 29, 2011Cite: “House in Melides / Pedro Reis” 29 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSafety Window Films in Associated Watch and Jewelry BuyersFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MWindowsAir-LuxSliding Windows for High-Rise BuildingsSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60Manuals & AdviceSikaFirestop SystemsMetal PanelsAmerican MetalcraftRainscreen – RS300Curtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWaste Containers / Recycling BinsPunto DesignLitter Bin – PapilonSound BoothsFramerySoundproof Phone Booths – Framery OneCarpetsnanimarquinaRugs – ShadeMore products »Read commentsSave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” Portugal ArchDaily House in Melides / Pedro ReisSave this projectSaveHouse in Melides / Pedro Reis Architects: Pedro Reis Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description House in Melides / Pedro Reis 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108648/house-in-melides-pedro-reis Clipboard Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The house in Melides, on the southern Alentejo Coast, by Pedro Reis, represents the desire for a holiday house as a getaway from the bustle of a big city. The client made the unusual decision to have an architectural competition between three distinct ateliers, allowing a choice from a wider range of possible solutions. This winning proposal presents a reading of the “drama” of the natural countryside, building it on top of a steep hill relatively protected by the surrounding “rugged topography”.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGInhabiting this site means “founding a place” by means of a “strong geometric imprint”, achieved by two volumes overlapping in the shape of a “cross”. The aim of this dialectic strategy is not just to reduce the “scale and presence” of the construction, but also to “split” the programme into two areas, one more “exuberant” and exposed and the other more “intimate” and contained. If the light upper volume recalls the synthetic image of the modern house, with large glass areas open to the scenic countryside, the “anchored” lower volume, clad with sheets of earth-coloured concrete, pre-fabricated in situ, sits on the ground, giving support and stability to the house. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn terms of programmatic organisation, the “suspended” upper volume concentrates the main spaces, defining the “minimum housing unit”, while the lower volume acts as an “expansion zone”, hosting more intimate areas or service areas, allowing increased occupation. The kitchen, as the centre of the home, takes on paramount importance here, acting as the crossing-point for all movements: entering, going through the inside and moving out into the garden, with the long pergola providing shade and a water tank reflecting the pine trees, set under the house into the main bedroom. The experience of this house aims to concentrate on its essence, on being inside and out, on contemplating and lingering, highlighting a enjoyable sense of living, close to the amenities of urban life.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessKKL Luzern Acoustic Upgrade / WSDGArticlesAD Round Up: Refurbishment Part VIIArticles Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/108648/house-in-melides-pedro-reis Clipboard “COPY” Photographslast_img read more

Facebook tests birthday fundraising option

first_img  143 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 Tagged with: Facebook Individual giving Facebook is trialling a function that will trigger a message near your birthday inviting you to ‘donate your birthday’ to a charity. In other words, to invite your family and friends to make a donation instead of buying you a present.The trial, reported by CNN, seems to be available only in the USA at present.Birthday donationsThe idea of asking for a charity donation in lieu of a birthday present is of course not new. Plenty of charities have received donations over the years with a note that they were made to mark a friend or relative’s birthday. Some celebrities ask for donations to charity in response to fans’ unsolicited gifts. Fans of Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe have been organising a birthday fundraising campaign for years. Other people mark other occasions such as weddings or anniversaries in a similar way, requesting charity donations.The idea has come to prominence more recently as a result of the fundraising activities of charity: water founder Scott Harrison. For his 31st birthday he invited 700 guests to a party he threw each to donate $30. He has repeated this ask ever since with great success and inspired many others to do the same.Facebook birthday donationsThe Facebook function asks you to select a charity, such as the International Rescue Committee. It’s not clear whether you can choose from a wide range of nonprofits or from a select few. Certainly Facebook has launched similar fundraising tools with an initial small set of well known nonprofits.The birthday campaign is designed to run over a set period, a little like a crowdfunding campaign.You can set a financial goal, and craft a message when inviting your Facebook contacts to support your campaign.Once live, you can then track via the ‘Fundraiser’ page how many people you invited, how many donated, and how many shared your message.Like other Facebook fundraiser pages, you are presented with fundraising tips to help you raise more, such as “the people closest to you are more likely to donate and help you reach your goal”. Advertisement  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 Facebook tests birthday fundraising option Howard Lake | 11 May 2017 | News Facebook fundraising toolsFacebook has launched a number of fundraising tools that enable its users to donate or raise funds for their favourite charity, or indeed to raise funds for themselves or a friend who needs financial support for education, medical bills, funeral, or a personal emergency such as a house fire or car theft. 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.last_img read more

Tit-for-tat arrests of journalists continue

first_imgAwad was arrested at around 8 a.m. at his home in Deir Al-Balah by the Hamas interior ministry’s security forces and was interrogated for more than 10 hours about his work for Wissal and, in particular, a programme about the living conditions of the Gaza Strip’s inhabitants. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists “It is hard to keep track of all the arrests of journalists being made by each side,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This is getting ridiculous. We appeal to Fatah and Hamas to put a stop to this endless cycle.” There has been a wave of arrests of Al-Aqsa journalists and cameramen in recent months. Cameraman Oussid Amarena, who had already been arrested at least twice in September, was arrested again on 13 November in Bethlehem. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Other recently arrested Al-Aqsa employees include Alaa Al-Titi on 12 November in Hebron, Tariq Abu Zayd on 8 November in Jenin (and on 20 August), Farid Al-Sid on 2 November in Tulkarem, Bilal Al-Tahrir on 2 November in Nablus and Moussa Sadiqi on 21 October in Nablus. Murad Abu Al-Baha, a Nablus-based Hamas information office, was arrested on 24 September. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Eshtawi’s latest arrest came amid Hamas celebrations to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Islamist group’s creation and was preceded by the arrest of Ziyad Ismail Awad, the Kuwaiti TV station Wissal’s head of programming, on 13 December in the Gaza Strip. Follow the news on Palestine Reporters Without Borders deplores the continuing tit-for-tat arrests of journalists by Palestinian political rivals Hamas and Fatah, each side carrying out an arrest in response to an arrest by the other faction. RSF_en December 17, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tit-for-tat arrests of journalists continue PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img News PalestineMiddle East – North Africa June 3, 2021 Find out more News The latest victim is Mohammed Eshtawi, the head of pro-Hamas satellite TV station Al-Aqsa’s operations in the West Bank, who was arrested by the Palestinian Authority’s security forces in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 14 December. He was previously arrested a month ago at his home in Tulkarem and, before that, was detained from 30 August to 2 September. May 16, 2021 Find out more News May 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes Newslast_img read more