first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

first_img Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute+ 10 Share Houses Year:  2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard photographs:  Pedro PegenautePhotographs:  Pedro Pegenaute Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute The magical lane houses, which were once the dominant fabric that made urban Shanghai the intoxicating place that it was in the 1930s, are now slowly being demolished, taken over by high-density developments all over the city. Neri&Hu was commissioned to reconstruct a dilapidated lane house left with almost nothing except its glorious shell in the historic and artistic Tianzifang area in Shanghai, and the mission was to transform it into three separate apartment units. Neri&Hu’s strategy was to rethink the typology of the lane house–keeping the split level formation, a typical trait to lane houses in this city, and add spatial interest through new insertions and skylights to accentuate the architectural integrity of such a typology, contemporizing it for today’s lifestyle. Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute Historically the lane houses are separated with two distinct spaces–a longer and often rectangular space with a smaller room half a level above that creates a split section connected by a winding stairway in between. These lane houses which were often occupied by single families during the turn of the century, have changed over the course of the city’s economic history. They are now typically occupied by three or more families, sharing the public stair case and landings, so that neighbors living on different levels or rooms have a chance to interact as they move in and out of their personal units. Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute To keep the spirit of this typology alive, a new continuous metal stair was inserted to replace the old decaying wooden stair that was not to code. It also serves to act both as a vertical connection to the three levels and at the same time a lock for the frontal room and room half a level above to be intact in its configuration. To keep these spaces pure and rigorous, all toilets were inserted into the stair spaces. The bathrooms, conceivably the most intimate spaces of each apartment, are inserted next to the most public stairway separated only with a sandblasted glass divider. Above this stairway, a clearstory skylight was added to bring light to the darkest space and also to the frontal room, the room half a level above, and the staircase space itself. The blurring of both the private and the public acts as the central concept that binds the split level together, and at the same time, bring life to the middle and darkest portion of the lane house. Save this picture!© Pedro Pegenaute Architecturally, the decorative elements added over the last 60 years were stripped off, and large openings were created on the frontal section to improve light qualities to the public spaces of each apartment. The color black was selected to make the building “disappear”, in hoping that one would experience the split-section connected by a public stairway that is so vital to Shanghai’s urban life in the 30’s. By capturing the spirit of the historic past and making new abstract insertions to meet modern needs, Neri&Hu infused life into a lane house in a neighborhood whose original fabric is dissolving too fast, too soon.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAgar Grove Estate Redevelopment Proposal / Hawkins\BrownUnbuilt ProjectSOM Breaks Ground on Los Angeles’ CourthouseArchitecture News Share “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses, Renovation•Shanghai, China “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 China Year:  Projects Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research OfficeSave this projectSaveRethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office Area:  193 m² Area:  193 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Neri&Hu Design and Research Office Area Area of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeNeri&Hu Design and Research OfficeOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationShanghaiHousesRefurbishmentChinaPublished on August 16, 2013Cite: “Rethinking the Split House / Neri & Hu Design and Research Office” 16 Aug 2013. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising agency Bluefrog is offering around £40,000 to help address whatever the charity sector tells them is its biggest problem. But suggestions for what this might be need to be sent by the end of today.The agency has already contacted 150 senior fundraisers and consultants to ask them for their views. Once the answers are in Bluefrog undertakes to do something about it, whether that is hiring a lobbyist, or paying for advertising to campaign for the change.What would you like to see an end to? Bluefrog’s Managing Director Mark Phillips suggested that he “would quite like to stop TPS (a system designed to protect us from double glazing salesmen) compromising the recruitment efforts of good causes. And we’d be very happy if mobile phone operators weren’t quite so keen to hang onto such a high proportion of donations made via SMS.” Advertisement Bluefrog offers £40,000 to tackle sector’s major problem Howard Lake | 19 January 2007 | News  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis But the final result could be different, depending on responses.This is the first of a two-part initiative from Bluefrog. “We want to stop something and start something else”, said Mark Phillips, promising to explain the latter development in due course.Suggestions for the sector’s biggest problem should be emailed to Bluefrog today. 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

first_img to go further June 10, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police said to have set fire to journalist, causing his death A well-known critic of Uttar Pradesh state government minister Ram Murti Verma, Singh had accused the police of deliberately setting fire to him during the raid. He died in a hospital in Lucknow, the state capital.Singh named police inspector Sriprakash Rai as the person who set him on fire. Relatives and other eye-witnesses confirmed his version of the events.Singh also accused Verma of subjecting him and his family to a “reign of terror” because of Singh’s investigative reporting and comments about him. Singh recently posted an article on Facebook about Verma’s alleged involvement in land seizures and illegal mining.After he died, his family refused to cremate the body until the police registered their complaint. The police finally opened an investigation into suspected murder, criminal conspiracy and intimidation, provisionally detaining Verma, the police inspector and four other suspects the day after Singh’s death.A police representative nonetheless denied Singh’s version, claiming that Singh set light to himself to avoid arrest. He did not say why the police wanted to arrest him.“We are shocked to learn of Jagendra Singh’s tragic death and we offer his family and friends our condolences,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“We note that an investigation into this terrible crime has been opened and we hope it will be as thorough and as transparent as possible so that all the perpetrators and instigators are quickly identified. Ismaïl added: “We also hope that the justice they receive will be exemplary. The most severe sentences must be passed on those found guilty. Their senior government positions or membership of the police should have absolutely no impact on the way the justice system functions in this case. The most severe sanctions must be taken against those who will be found guilty. ”A journalist for more than 15 years, Singh worked for leading India dailies such as Amar Ujala, Hindustan and Swatantra Bharat before focusing on social networks.Ranked 136th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, India continued to register a significant number of media freedom violations in 2014, including physical attacks on journalists. RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Indian journalist Jagendra Singh died on 8 June from the 60 percent burn injuries he received when police accompanied by a government official raided his home in Shahjahanpur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, on 1 June News March 3, 2021 Find out more June 10, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Receive email alerts RSF_en News In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information IndiaAsia – Pacific News Organisation Follow the news on India IndiaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

first_imgTop StoriesSC Directs States And UTs To Make Safe Transit Of Prisoners Released During National Lockdown [Read Order] Radhika Roy7 April 2020 9:46 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court of India has directed all States and Union Territories to ensure that prisoners who have been released from jails are provided safe transit so that they can reach their homes in wake of the national lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao took into account the submissions…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 of India has directed all States and Union Territories to ensure that prisoners who have been released from jails are provided safe transit so that they can reach their homes in wake of the national lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.A Bench comprising of Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao took into account the submissions of Attorney General KK Venugopal and, Senior Advocate and amicus curiae Dushyant Dave, and issued directions in the suo motu matter regarding risks faced by prisoners during the pandemic as a result of overcrowding.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave submitted to the Court that the prisoners who had been released as per the guidelines framed by the High-Powered Committee in various States were stranded due to lack of means to reach their homes.Attorney-General KK Venugopal stated that it was unjust for the prisoners to remain stranded due to absence of any transportation as a result of the lockdown. The Bench accordingly directed for appropriate transportation to be provided to the prisoners:”In these circumstances, we consider it appropriate to direct that Union of India shall ensure that all the prisoners having been released by the States/Union Territories are not left stranded and they are provided transportation to reach their homes or given the option to stay in temporary shelter homes for the  period  of lockdown.  For this purpose, the Union of India may issue appropriate directions under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 or any other law for the time being in force.”The Bench further directed that the States/Union Territories to ensure through Director General of Police to provide safe transit to the prisoners who had been released and to also provide them the option for staying in temporary shelter homes during the priod of lockdown. On 16th March, the Supreme Court had taken suo motu cognizance of the issue of overcrowding of prisons and stated that it was difficult for prisoners to maintain social distancing in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. On 23rd March, the Apex Court had then directed all States and UTs to constitute High-Powered Committees for considering the release of parole/interim bail prisoners and undertrials for offences with punishment up to 7-years of imprisonment. The matter is now listed on 13th April, 2020. Read The Order HereNext Storylast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp By News Highland – July 29, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Covid-19: €6.3m spent on virus battle in North West Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Pinterest The HSE has confirmed that a total of €6.3m has been spent in the North West so far, in the battle against Covid -19.The team in the North West has also confirmed that further preparations are underway to deal with a potential second wave.According to new figures, the response to the outbreak in the north west and reconfiguration of services cost €3.5m.€1.7m was spent on equipment and appliances while primary care assessment hubs and testing in the region has so far cost €1.1m.The HSE in the north west has looked to reinforce the infrastructure in preparation for a second potential wave of Covid 19.In the absence of definitive treatment like a vaccine or proven pharmaceutical therapy, CHO 1 is following the Expert Advisory Groups advice and is looking to improve support in Public Health by enhancing the communicable disease surveillance, bolstering case management and data entry teams, utilising the new Covid tracker app, and incorporating evolving evidence into all messaging about a potential second wave to the public. Previous articleShort stay ward fully open but fears over looming winterNext articleKelly looking forward to Pats spell News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Motorists are advised that the Lifford Road in Strabane has been closed, due to an overturned 40ft lorry trailer in the area. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek an alternative route for their journey. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Lifford Road in Strabane closed due to overturned lorry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article26 patients awaiting admission at LUHNext articleEnterprise Ireland report 4% job increase in Donegal News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 3, 2018 Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgby Oskar Cox-Jensen Ben Hudson, of Library fame; singer, guitarist, rapper; possessor of a routine 2:1 from St Anne’s and a small scruffy dog called Dave. We meet up backstage in the venue he persists, like most of us, in calling the Zodiac, he searching for his flat cap, I keen to make the most of a ten minute interview. Neither of us gets what we’re after. Unhappily, the cap is lost. On a brighter note, we walk his dog for a good two hours, taking in the University Parks, his old college, and some glorious unseasonable sunshine.Ben hasn’t seen Oxford in six years, and tonight will be his ‘first ever gig’ in the city, so he’s understandably keen to reminisce about the old place. He comes across as a typical arty Oxford student. He dabbled in plays, starring in a take on The Merchant of Venice, but when he was asked to direct A Clockwork Orange he backed off – ‘I felt I was in too deep.’ This erstwhile dilettantism still irks him; ‘I feel like I should have got a First or a Third’; and his one significant act at Oxford, he feels, was a JCR motion to buy St Anne’s a decent PA system. He admits that ‘I never really went clubbing; I found those people obnoxious’, nor to gigs; ‘what gigs was I gonna go to? Funk nights at Po-Na-Na’s? Travis?’ Instead, he stayed in, listening to Bowie and Joni Mitchell. It seems to have paid off. He started playing songs for fun, taking a ‘Gap Year’ dossing in London after graduating, and refreshingly, always saw ‘The Record Deal’ as just something that happened along the way. Now, ‘we’re famous, but only at our own gigs.’ He plays ‘mostly by ear’ and never writes things down – ‘If something’s important enough, you’ll remember it,’ he observes wryly, since I’d forgotten a Dictaphone. But he finds himself supporting Amy Winehouse (‘she’s a good girl’) and, two nights earlier, The Police, at the Millennium Stadium. ‘It was so big and ridiculously important that I just wasn’t nervous at all.’ Their live show that night has all the fervour and joy of an Arcade Fire gig, but far more style. To explain the transformation, he lapses into cliché for once. ‘I realised that I had to wake up every morning like a man possessed, and give it 100%, if I wanted to make it.’Ben always feared being stuck in an office, raging at DeLoitte and the milk round; a fate he seems to have escaped. But for such a focused, contented man, who stresses how important it is to ‘move on from Oxford, and let the new undergraduates have their fun,’ he’s awfully keen on chasing up old porters in the Lodge and staring fondly at his first year room. The guy’s a genius, and fiercely independent. But like so many of us, he’ll never truly escape Oxford.last_img read more

first_imgThe instrumental jazz-rock fusion quartet TAUK have already had a big year, extensively touring in promotion of their latest studio album, Sir Nebula, during the start of the year, and later in celebration of the re-release of their breakthrough album, Homunculus, on vinyl (which also included three bonus tracks on side D from their Sir Nebula studio sessions). Today, the band announced that they’ll be closing out 2017 with a three-day run for New Year’s Eve. Ahead of New Year’s Eve, TAUK will hit the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, South Carolina on December 28th and 29th. After a day off on December 30th, TAUK will head south for a New Year’s Eve celebration at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia.Support acts for TAUK’s New Year’s Eve run will be announced in the following months, as well as for the band’s annual hometown TAUKsgiving show. Tickets for the New Year’s Eve run will go on sale this Friday at 10 am (EST) via the band’s website here. Plus, don’t forget to check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.[Photo: Ojeda Photography]TAUK 2017 TOUR DATES9/20/17 – Mainstage Morgantown – Morgantown, WV *9/21/17 – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Kalamazoo, MI *9/22-9/23/17 – Resonance Music & Arts Festival – Thornville, OH9/24/17 – The Miramar Theatre – Milwaukee, WI *9/26/17 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA *9/27/17 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE *9/28/17 – Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO *9/29/17 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO *9/30/17 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO #10/01/17 – Animas City Theatre – Durango, CO #10/04/17 – Neurolux – Boise, ID %10/05/17 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT %10/06/17 – Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA %10/07/17 – Star Theater – Portland, OR10/08/17 – Hi-Fi Music Hall – Eugene, OR &10/11/17 – Lost On Main – Chico, CA &10/12/17 – Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA &10/13/17 – Mystic Theatre – Petaluma, CA &10/14/17 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA w/ Cory Wong10/15/17 – Last Exit Live – Phoenix, AZ10/18/17 – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio, TX @10/19/17 – Trees – Dallas, TX @10/20/17 – Antone’s – Austin, TX @10/21/17 – Last Concert Café – Houston, TX +10/25/17 – Republic NOLA – New Orleans, LA =10/26/17 – Bourbon Street Bar – Auburn, AL >10/27+10/28/17 – New Mountain Theatre – Asheville, NC ~10/29/17 – Suwannee Hulaween – Live Oak, FL10/31/17 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA (supporting Perpetual Groove)11/02/17 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA ?11/03/17 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD ?11/04/17 – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA ?11/24/17 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY12/01-12/05/17 – Dominican Holidaze – Punta Cana, DR12/28+12/29/17 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC12/31/17 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA* w/ Earphorik# w/ Skydyed% w/Yak Attack& w/ Klozd [email protected] w/ Naughty Professor+ w/ The Share Fire= w/ Dynamo> w/ Little Raine Band~ w/ ShwizZ (27) and Deaf Scene (28)? w/ Broccoli Samurailast_img read more

first_imgEmily Perry Sims, director of events at the Center for the Homeless, put poverty into perspective at Saint Mary’s community panel “Homelessness: Together We Can Make a Difference” in Madeleva Hall on Thursday.Students and staff spent their evening listening to a discussion sponsored by the Saint Mary’s College social work department.“It can happen to anyone,” she said. “People fall through the cracks, but more people are born in the cracks.”The discussion featured panelists with experience working with or leading organizations directed at prevention of homelessness.The seven panelists were guests from the Center for the Homeless, Salvation Army, YWCA, St. Margaret’s House, Youth Services Bureau and the Common Council in South Bend.Since drug abuse, mental illness and gender inequality are common contributors to homelessness, the panel represented organizations that help people overcome these challenges.Bonnie Stryker, director of the Youth Services Bureau, said self-sufficiency in St. Joseph County is defined as a full-time job with an hourly wage of at least $13.11.“In 2007, 23.3 percent of families in St. Joseph County were in poverty,” Stryker said. “I am sure this number has increased now that we are in a recession.”One member of Hope Ministries named Rose said the organization helps her improve her education, grow closer to God and take care of her 10-month-old daughter, who also resides at Hope Ministries.“It’s my home,” she said of the organization. “It’s my family. They made me feel welcome and accepted me and my daughter from the moment we arrived.”Another guest from Hope Ministries, who identified herself as May, shared her story of homelessness. Unlike some stereotypes of the homeless, she said she did not find herself on the streets because of alcoholism or drug abuse. Her medical condition caused her to lose her job, she said.President of the South Bend Common Council Oliver Davis said he plans to raise awareness and initiative on the behalf of homeless awareness.“[You] don’t have to have a great degree to help with homelessness, you just need a willing heart,” she said. Tags: Homelessnesslast_img read more