Blantyre Hotels Limited ( Q22019 Interim Report

first_imgBlantyre Hotels Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about Blantyre Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blantyre Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blantyre Hotels Limited (  2019 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileBlantyre Hotels Limited is a holding company operating in the hospitality and tourism sector in Malawi. The company owns and manages Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Its operations are managed by Protea Hotels of South Africa under a services contract. Ryalls Hotel is the most-technologically advanced hotel in Malawi, offering accommodation for businessman and holidaymakers. Situated in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi and only 15-mintues from Malawi’s international airport; the hotel offers travellers well-appointed accommodation in an upmarket location, full conference and banqueting facilities and a fitness centre. Blantyre Hotels Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

first_img Area:  477 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2010 Spain ArchDaily Year:  “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Fernando Alda Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in a landscape of unique beauty, the result of a natural and evident growth. The mountain, topped by a castle, is covered by a blanket housing through a system of aggregation by simple juxtaposition of pieces generated fragmented target tissue that adapts to the topography. The project proposes to integrate into the environment, respecting their strategies of adaptation to the environment and materials away from the mimesis that would lead to misleading historicism, and showing the time constructively to meet the requirements of the “new people.” In this way the house is conceived as a piece placed on the ground, joining in the gap. A piece built on the same white lime, the same primacy of the massif on the opening, which takes the edge of the site to have their holes and integrated into the fragmentation of the environment. Save this picture!© Fernando Alda The indoor space is divided by the void that is the core of communication cut parallel disposition of the mountain without touching it. On the ground floor are the garage and cellar, on a volume it has two floors with four rooms. Two of them, the rooms at the intermediate level are open to the private street, the other two on the upper level overlook above the houses opposite, the Valley of Ayora. One of them, the study is opened in turn to the central double height, incorporating it into their space. Across the gap, and on the mountain, are the areas facing the garden day illuminated by light reflected on the south slope of the castle oxidized.Save this picture!© Fernando Alda Project gallerySee allShow lessBMW Guggenheim LabArticlesJärva Cemetery / NRJAArticles Share CopyHouses•Ayora, Spain CopyAbout this officeFran Silvestre ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAyoraSpainPublished on October 04, 2010Cite: “House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos” 04 Oct 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausStonesCosentinoDekton Surfaces – Cap Ferrat BuildingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Strata Argentum – Classtone CollectionAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®CeramicsTerrealCustom Shape Terracotta CladdingSeatingInterstuhlPillows – HUBPartitionsBuzzispacePrivacy Booth – BuzziRingMore 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 Photographs Projects House on the Castle Mountainside / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Save this picture!© Fernando Alda + 28 Share “COPY”last_img read more

Help the Aged selects TDA for digital Christmas brief

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement TDA has been tasked with delivering increased traffic, new donors and improved return on investment. Tagged with: christmas Digital Help the Aged has chosen direct-to-digital agency TDA to develop an online donor acquisition strategy for its ethical gift website Cows ‘n’ Things after a two-way pitch. Howard Lake | 28 October 2008 | News Running from early November, the campaign will involve a range of channels including email, affiliate activity, online display advertising, paid and natural search.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Heather Westgate, Chief Executive at TDA, added: “There is a clear opportunity to enhance the fundraising potential of Cows ‘n’ Things for Help the Aged. The marketplace for ethical gifts has become increasingly crowded and competitive, but we are confident that our tailored online direct marketing strategy will revitalise its performance and drive increased volumes of potential donors to the site.” Help the Aged selects TDA for digital Christmas brief Help the Aged fights to free older people from poverty, isolation and neglect. Ethical gifts sold on Cows ‘n’ Things help to fund projects for older people in developing countries. Gifts range from £5 to £400 and the extensive list includes chickens, cows, beehives and greenhouses. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

U.S. terror continues in Afghanistan

first_imgThere is no end in sight to the U.S. war in Afghanistan, now the longest war in U.S. history. Despite past promises to end the war and bring all the troops home and later promises of a substantial drawdown, President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 15 that the present level of 9,800 U.S. troops would remain for a year. He also confirmed plans to pass the occupation on to the next administration, with at least 5,000 official U.S. troops still in place.The announcements regarding numbers of troops are intentionally deceptive. They do not include the thousands of troops from the 42 other countries the U.S. has piled onto this debacle. Nor do they include the more than 30,000 contractors and mercenaries currently in Afghanistan. Each time a drawdown or surge of U.S. troops is announced, the number of contractors fluctuates. The number of contractors, considered a “disposable army,” has reached the level of 155,000 during this 14-year war.Currently the U.S. funds an Afghan military force of 350,000 personnel.During his re-election campaign on June 12, 2012, in Baltimore, Obama promised that “by 2014, the war in Afghanistan will be over.” On Sept. 2, 2012, in Boulder, Colo., he declared, “We are bringing our troops home from Afghanistan. And I’ve set a timetable. We will have them all out of there by 2014.” ( May 27, 2014, the White House promised that U.S. troops would be out by the end of 2016. (New York Times)The current timeline not only pushes back the withdrawal date, but also calls for the U.S. to maintain an indefinite presence in Afghanistan.Obama’s announcement that the nature of the mission has not changed makes it clear that there will not be any re-evaluation of the policy that has been a howling failure, even for U.S. aims. For the people of Afghanistan it has meant years of chaos and ruin.Despite more than $1 trillion of U.S. tax funds to military contractors and corrupt officials, Afghanistan remains the poorest country in the world. Today one in three Afghans are living in what is considered “absolute poverty” by the U.N. Half of the urban population is without access to potable water. Public facilities have collapsed. More than 2.5 million people are homeless war refugees.As the U.S. war on terror continues, it is clear that the real terrorists are the U.S. occupation army and their collaborators, mercenaries and contractors. Terror tactics, including drone attacks, use of torture, mass round-ups, assassinations, bombings of hospitals and civilian centers, and targeting of peasants working in the fields and every conceivable social gathering, including weddings, parties and funerals, are standard operating procedure.The occupation is committed to continuing its payoffs to the most corrupt officials on a local and national level. The policy of pitting one nationality against another, while intensifying rivalries and old national antagonisms, will continue. There will be no change in these terror tactics or even in the number of troops.Women suffer greatest lossWomen face mounting violence, including threats, sexual assaults and assassinations. The U.S. media regularly describes the Taliban’s reactionary position on women’s rights. But the government held in place by U.S. troops is full of reactionary, feudal figures whose position is not any different toward women. The few laws to supposedly support women, which were window dressing of the U.S. occupation, are not even implemented.Women have suffered car bombings, grenade attacks on homes, killing of family members and targeted assassinations. Arranged marriages, even of pre-teen girls, the sale of women and rape continue unchallenged. Eighty-five percent of women still have no formal education and are illiterate. The life expectancy of women is 51 years, while infant and maternal mortality are at world record highs.This is because the U.S. military has been in an alliance with the same reactionary and corrupt military officials and feudal landlords that the U.S. colluded with against the Afghan Revolution in 1979.Afghanistan today is less stable — with far greater hatred of U.S. occupation after 14 years than of the Taliban. The role of U.S. bombers in the continual bombarding of the well-marked hospital in Kunduz on Oct. 3 is just the latest war crime among hundreds of attacks on civilian targets. These crimes are never prosecuted, just as racist police killings in the U.S. are routinely covered up.Two weeks after that war crime, on Oct. 15, an armored vehicle forced its way through the hospital gate in Kunduz and “destroyed potential evidence.” In an email to NBC News on Oct. 16, Doctors Without Borders, which ran the hospital, claimed the tank contained a “U.S./NATO/Afghan investigation team.”The growing number of U.S. troops, NATO troops and contractors regularly targeted by the Afghan soldiers they are assigned to train confirms the depth of anger among Afghan people at the racist insults, routine humiliations and cultural offenses committed in training sessions. These attacks, labeled “insider attacks” or “green-on-blue attacks,” are so routine that the number of attacks has been classified.Continued occupation will only increase the resistance. An American F-16 fighter jet flying over Afghanistan on Oct. 13 was forced to land at its base after being shot, according to Pentagon officials. The shots fired from the ground damaged the jet and forced the pilot to release its fuel tanks and damaged munitions.Although Obama ran on a platform to end U.S. wars in the Middle East, it has never happened because, despite campaign promises then or now, policy is set by the needs of Wall Street, U.S. corporate power and the Pentagon. For the military industries, banks, oil companies and contractors, war is profitable, even when they are losing. We pay; they profit.The only solution for the people of Afghanistan is a total end to the U.S. occupation.[tb_book id=”22171″]FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Myanmar editor could be jailed for life over rebel interview

first_img MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsJudicial harassment Surge in harassment cases  Myanmar’s legislation provides for a Media Council which, in theory, should deal with any complaint about an article published in the media. In practice, the authorities continue to bring criminal proceedings against journalists. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Myanmar Headlined “Peace Process has stopped,” the interview was published on 27 March, four days after the authorities decreed the AA to be a terrorist organization, effectively putting an end to the peace process. Nay Myo Lin was arrested over an interview with a representative of the Arakan Army (AA), a rebel group seeking autonomy for northwestern Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where the country’s Rohingya minority has been the target of ethnic cleansing. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar RSF published a press release in July 2019 about a surge in cases of journalists being threatened, intimidated and jailed as a result of judicial harassment by the military and police. This was two months after Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists serving a seven-year prison sentence, were finally pardoned and released. After falling seven places in the two previous years, Myanmar is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. May 26, 2021 Find out more News March 31, 2020 Myanmar editor could be jailed for life over rebel interview RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum Nay Myo Lin is seen outside the court of Chan Mya Tharzi township, in Mandalay, on 31 March 2020 (photo : Zaw Zaw / AFP). May 12, 2021 Find out more MyanmarAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Armed conflictsJudicial harassment to go further “We call on Kyaw Swa Lin, the judge who ordered this journalist’s detention, to dismiss these utterly absurd and disproportionate terrorism charges,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Nay Myo Lin complied fully with journalistic ethics and published this interview with the aim of serving the public interest by helping to restart the talks needed to end the conflict in Rakhine State.” News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of the utterly disproportionate terrorism charges that have been brought against a journalist in Myanmar for interviewing the spokesperson of a rebel group. Receive email alerts US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture News “This is worrying for press freedom,” Voice of Myanmar website editor Nay Myo Lin rightly said this morning after a court hearing in the central city Mandalay, where he was arrested yesterday and is now facing a possible life sentence under sections 50(a) and 52(a) of Myanmar’s anti-terrorism law. News May 31, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Extremely critical fire risk in California as Arctic cold heads for Northeast

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — As firefighters continue battling blazes in California that have claimed at least 44 lives, conditions in Southern California have worsened.In San Diego County, the fire risk on Tuesday is extremely critical, the highest level issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.“Vary rapid fire growth, extreme fire behavior is expected,” according to a report by the National Weather Service. “Explosive fire growth is possible with any fire starts.”Wind gusts in and around San Diego topped 80 mph Monday night, as a strong Santa Ana Wind event is underway in Southern California that will continue into Wednesday. A high-wind warning continues Tuesday in Los Angeles and San Diego counties, with gusts from 40 to 60 mph. In some places, it will be as high as 70 mph.Relative humidity will remain dangerously low — 3 percent to 8 percent — meaning the red flag warning remains in effect.Elsewhere in the U.S., a storm system is moving through the East Coast, bringing severe weather, including snow farther inland. A tornado watch has been issued in North Carolina until later Tuesday morning.That storm will shift into northern New England and leave the U.S. later Tuesday. Winter weather advisories are expected to continue as western Pennsylvania, New York and New England could see more than half a foot of snow.Following that storm system is a bitter Arctic blast that’s taking aim at the Northeast, dropping Wednesday morning wind chills into the single digits in some parts.A new storm expected to form along the Gulf Coast on Wednesday also is expected to make an impact along the East Coast, with heavy rain and thunderstorms.By Thursday afternoon or evening, that system will be moving into the mid-Atlantic, also delivering sleet and snow, which could continue into Friday morning.Coastal flooding is possible from New Jersey to Maine. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scaling of basal metabolic rate with body mass and temperature in mammals

first_img1. We present a statistical analysis of the scaling of resting (basal) metabolic rate, BMR, with body mass, Bm and body temperature, Tb, in mammals. 2. Whilst the majority of the variance in ln BMR is explained by ln Bm, the Tb term is statistically significant. The best fit model was quadratic, indicating that the scaling of ln BMR with ln Bm varies with body size; the value of any scaling exponent estimated for a sample of mammals will therefore depend on the size distribution of species in the study. This effect can account for much of the variation in scaling exponents reported in the literature for mammals. 3. In all models, inclusion of Tb reduced the strength of scaling with ln Bm. The model including Tb suggests that birds and mammals have a similar underlying thermal dependence of BMR, equivalent to a Q10 of 2·9 across the range of Tb values 32–42 °C. 4. There was significant heterogeneity in both the mass scaling exponent and mean BMR across mammalian orders, with a tendency for orders dominated by larger taxa to have steeper scaling exponents. This heterogeneity was particularly marked across orders with smaller mean Bm and the taxonomic composition of the sample will thus also affect the observed scaling exponent. After correcting for the effects of ln Bm and Tb, Soricomorpha, Didelphimorphia and Artiodactyla had the highest BMR of those orders represented by more than 10 species in the data set. 5. Inclusion of Tb in the model removed the effect of diet category evident from a model in ln Bm alone and widely reported in the literature; this was caused by a strong interaction between diet category and Tb in mammals. 6. Inclusion of mean ambient temperature, Ta, in the model indicated a significant inverse relationship between ln BMR and Ta, complicated by an interaction between Ta and Tb. All other things being equal, a polar mammal living at −10 °C has a body temperature ∼2·7 °C warmer and a BMR higher by ∼40% than a tropical mammal of similar size living at 25 °C.last_img read more

TO THE RESCUE (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_imgTO THE RESCUE — Brayden Melyan was saved by a brave firefighter during a fire safety lesson in Mrs. Murphy’s P.M. Pre-Kindergarten Class at Mary J. Donohoe School.  A big thank you to the Bayonne Fire Department for making our afternoon extra special. ×last_img

Featured Vacation Rental: March 3rd

first_imgFor complete details about this rental, including more photos, rates, amenities, availability, interactive map of the exact location, and reviews from previous guests, visit VROCNJ Listing #130 and contact the owner direct to save on booking fees!Isn’t quite what you are looking for?Search hundreds of Ocean City Vacation Rentals at VROCNJ.comOwn a Vacation Rental in Ocean City, NJ? Advertise it on VROCNJ for as little as $249/year! NO Commissions or Booking Fees! List Your Property on Today! Address: 851 Park Place, Ocean City, NJ 08226VROCNJ Listing #130Located just 1 block from the Beach and Boardwalk this 5 bedroom, 4 bath condo sleeps 13 people in the luxurious North End of Ocean City, NJ!It is a property that you dream about during the cold and dreary days of winter as a true vacation getaway! It is ideal for a multigenerational family—parents, kids and grandparents can vacation with aunts, uncles and cousins under one roof and have plenty of space to spread out.Plus, the house has a state of the art technology and entertainment system with Google Home, Roku TV transmitted through a Sonos sound system. The owners are committed to offer a fair price for a ‘home’ that is nicer and has more amenities than any other home in its price range on the north end.last_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band & Drive-By Truckers Trade Sit-Ins As ‘Wheels Of Soul’ Hits Tuscaloosa

first_imgSetlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater | Tuscaloosa, AL | 6/30/18Set: Show Me, Do I Look Worried, Midnight In Harlem, Just As Strange, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame, How Blue Can You Get?, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, I Want MoreEncore: A Song For You, Bound For Glory On Friday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band rolled into Tuscaloosa, AL’s with The Marcus King Band and Drive-By Truckers for the second stop on their 2018 Wheels of Soul tour following Thursday’s tour opener in Jacksonville.After an opening set by Marcus King and company, Drive-By Truckers took the stage for their performance. While it customarily takes a few shows for everyone to get comfortable with their Wheels of Soul touring partners before commencing with the sit-ins, the second night of the run saw the mix-and-matching begin early. Midway through the Truckers’ set, Patterson Hood welcomed out a slew of guests for a cover of Eddie Hinton‘s “Everybody Needs Love”, including his father and Muscle Shoals legend David Hood as well as Derek Trucks, Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, and Alecia Chakour of Tedeschi Trucks Band. Watch fan-shot footage of the collab below:Drive-By Truckers w/ David Hood, Derek Trucks, Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, Alecia Chakour – “Everybody Needs Love” (Eddie Hinton cover)[Video: Matt Williamson]Setlist: Drive-By Truckers | Tuscaloosa Amphitheater | Tuscaloosa, AL | 6/30/18Set: Ramon Casiano, Lookout Mountain, Uncle Frank, Babies In Cages, Shit Shots Count, Ronnie and Neil, Women Without Whiskey, Everybody Needs Love (Eddie Hinton cover), Filthy and Fried, The Righteous Path, A Ghost to Most, Let There Be RockTedeschi Trucks Band later took the stage for their headlining set, opening with a cover of Joe Tex‘s “Show Me” for their second time in as many days, though only their third time ever. The show kept charging forward with a run of TTB favorites new and old including “Do I Look Worried”, “Midnight In Harlem”, “Just As Strange”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, and “Shame”, followed by a rendition of blues standard “How Blue Can You Get?”With the “wheels” already greased during Drive-By Truckers’ set, TTB welcomed out Patterson and David Hood to sit in on Cowboy/Gregg Allman tune “All My Friends”, and keep the “freight train” running through their cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Down In The Flood”. Finally, the set came to a close with a soulful rendition of Billy Taylor‘s “I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free” and a rocking “I Want More”, before a “Bound For Glory” encore closed another fantastic night of music.You can check out photos of the traded sit-ins below via Tedeschi Trucks Band on Facebook. The Wheels of Soul tour is bound for Charleston, SC tonight, July 1st, followed by a performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 3rd. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.last_img read more