Safaricom Limited ( 2020 Presentation

first_imgSafaricom Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 presentation For more information about Safaricom Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Safaricom Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Safaricom Limited (  2020 presentation Company ProfileSafaricom Limited is an integrated telecommunications company in Kenya providing mobile, fixed voice, data, SMS, Internet and M-PESA services. The company sells mobile phones and tablets as well as broadband modems and routers. It also offers its customers data bundles for pre- and post-paid customers; pre- and post-paid voice plans and SMS services for national and international roaming; Okoa Jahazi for emergency top-up credit; and Flex plans for browsing, calling and SMSing. Bonga Points is a customer loyalty programme and M-PESA is a mobile telephone service to deposit, transfer and withdraw money as well as pay for goods and services. Other services offered include website and email, calling and cloud and hosting services. Safaricom Limited’s head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Safaricom Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

2 UK shares I’d buy now to double my money

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Christopher Ruane | Friday, 26th February, 2021 | More on: GOG SFOR Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Enter Your Email Address 2 UK shares I’d buy now to double my money See all posts by Christopher Ruane FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surgecenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. christopherruane owns shares of S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Share price growth is what a lot of investors seek. I like income and share price growth, but either is welcome! I have been scanning the stock market for UK shares I think could see price growth over the next several years. Here are a couple I think could double my money.A rising digital advertising powerhouseAfter Sir Martin Sorrell left WPP, which he had grown from a shell company to an advertising giant, he set out to do the same thing again.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But, as he had already seen at WPP, the world was changing. Clients wanted digital first strategies and data was becoming increasingly valuable. Freed from his legacy operation, Sir Martin was able to put this into practice by building an entirely new type of digital media agency embedding those principles. His growth strategy of acquisitions had worked at WPP and he kept that while jettisoning old practices which had outlived their utility.The result is S4 Capital. It’s no secret that I think this holding has growth potential – in fact I picked it as my top British share for 2021. But it’s had a rough few weeks. It’s down almost 15% since the start of the year, albeit that still puts it at a price more than double where it sat a year ago.I’m unclear why the price of these UK shares has fallen. It could be as part of the wider tech pullback, or because no new acquisition has been announced for a few weeks and the market expects a constant deal stream. It could also be that other investors, like me, were unsettled to see the first share sales by directors last month.Whatever the reason, I retain confidence in the story. S4 is the only listed company I know whose public three-year vision is to double revenues and profits organically. Digital advertising is a fast growing space and Sir Martin’s hand on the tiller inspires my confidence. From its lower price, I think it could double in coming years.These UK sharesShares in transport operator Go-Ahead have doubled since October. Could they do it again in the next several years?The return of train and bus passengers as lockdowns lift should help revenue somewhat, although the recent price increase suggests that some of that is already in the share price. But Go-Ahead is in the fortunate position that most of its revenue is guaranteed, even if passenger numbers are low. In fact, 90% of Go-Ahead revenues come from contracts with no revenue risk from shifts in passenger demand.Until the pandemic struck, the company’s dividend was just over a pound a year. At the current share price, that would suggest a yield of 8.5% if dividends resume at the same level. Dividends have not restarted yet and when they do, reduced passenger demand could lead the company to adopt a cautious level and pay out less than before.But if dividends do come back at the same level, the high yield looks very tasty. I would expect it to bring in more investors, which with higher passenger demand could push these UK shares up to where they sat before the pandemic, almost double where they are now. From there, it’s a short step to doubling from today’s price.last_img read more

Rugby Championship: What the locals are saying before Round 1

first_imgPRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 29, Jaco Taute of South Africa and Michael Hooper of Australia during The Castle Rugby Championship match between South Africa and Australia at Loftus Versfeld on September 29, 2012 in Pretoria, South AfricaPhoto by Lee Warren / Gallo Images Raining ‘Boks: Every RC bout will be bigWynne Gray, writing for The New Zealand Herald: “Three survivors return on each side from the last 2008 Wallaby coaching handover when Robbie Deans’ new group cleaned up and a similar emotional thread has attached itself to McKenzie’s mob. Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore and Ma’a Nonu stack up against Stephen Moore, James Horwill and Adam Ashley-Cooper from the clash five years ago.“Not much in that you’d say but the 874 combined caps among the All Blacks should deliver a stronger response than the Wallaby eagerness.”Liam Napier, writing for Rugby Heaven: “It’s ironic that, while nobody wants Ma’a Nonu at Super Rugby level, New Zealand says a silent prayer he is not injured against the Wallabies in Sydney.“That’s because our depth at second five-eighth is distressing.”Toby Robson, writing for the Dominion Post: “Suddenly the Bledisloe Cup is up for grabs.“Any doubt about the difficulties facing the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday disappeared late yesterday [Thursday] afternoon when blindside Liam Messam was scrubbed off the team sheet…It will all add to a Wallabies confidence already being fed by the arrival of new coach Ewen McKenzie.”South AfricaBrandan Nel, writing for SuperSport: “[In June] The Boks scored no fewer than 17 tries against Italy, Scotland and Samoa as their attack took shape and they looked dangerous with ball in hand.“Considering that the All Blacks scored just seven tries in three tests against France, who have lost to all three of the Boks’ June opposition in the last 12 months, there is reason to be confident.”Marco Botha, writing in Die Burger: “The Pumas play against a more well-rounded team than last year, especially two players who give the team another dimension to their game: Francois Louw and Willie le Roux.“The Springboks played Argentina last year in Mendoza without a recognized fetcher or tackler and that dismal game was finally shared 16-16. Louw has since had a big influence on the team. Also Le Roux proved in the June tests to be someone who does not necessarily score tries, but who has a rare virtue to create space and, therefore, tries.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Inaugural champions: New Zealand won the first Rugby Championship, taking the trophy in La Plata, ArgentinaBy Alan DymockAS OUTSIDERS we can analyse and chirp and break down what we can of the Rugby Championship from our cosy hemisphere, perhaps tainted by a little bit of northern bias. So how about some southern words on the matter, huh? Here are some snippets of what is being said in the build up to tomorrow’s first round of games.ArgentinaBest-selling newspaper Clarin simply asks: “How do the Pumas play without Fernández Lobbe? That’s one of the great dilemmas that will be unveiled soon.”Juan Imhoff, quoted in the sports pages of La Nacion: “Right from the head we have different objectives. We want to win. This is a team looking to win at all costs. The Rugby Championship does not allow you to spare, that’s what I felt last year.”Marching for a win: Can Argentina win in the Championship?Written in the Tiempo Argentino publication: “Tomorrow’s game will be part of Nelson Mandela Day Celebration, a tribute to the former president and Nobel Peace Prize [winner]. However, for the Pumas [this] will not be the first time in a tribute to Mandela. In 2008 [they] played for the 90th birthday of [the] South African leader and took a beating: 63-9.”AustraliaJohn Connelly, quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald: ” [Izzy Folau] has to work a lot harder off the wing, he’s got to learn to go looking for it if it’s not coming to him.”League had an issue with him in terms of working off his wing and looking for the ball as well. No one will beat him in the one-on-one battle, he’s the best in the world there, but if [the ball is] not getting out to him he doesn’t see it.”Spiro Zavos, writing for The Roar: “The front five is where the worry is for the Wallabies. McKenzie has picked two props who are good around the field, except when the scrum is packed down.“And Rob Simmons is surely a Reds (or former Reds) coach’s pick. Simmons has tried to show some mongrel in his play this season, but it does not come naturally to him.”Lote Tuqiri, quoted  in The Australian: “It [the Bledisloe Cup] will be a cracking game. Link [Ewen McKenzie] has put together a great team. They haven’t won since 2008 and I was playing in that game in Sydney. I reckon they’ll get up and do it again, but not by much.”New Zealand Jon Cardinelli, writing in SA Rugby magazine: “…exposure to top-flight rugby will ensure that the Pumas remain competitive at Soccer City, but they will need to be more threatening than competitive if they hope to succeed where other Argentina sides have failed.“They come into this clash without their talismanic leader and openside flank Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, who has been ruled out of the game with a calf injury. All the talk in the build-up has been about adapting to the new scrum laws, but it is at the breakdown where the game will be won and lost.”last_img read more

A football game in Vietnam the day after Christmas 1969

first_img Reply December 25, 2018 at 11:16 pm TAGSChristmas 2018InspirationVietnam Previous articleChristmas 2018: A miracle in the Hürtgen ForestNext article5 things you should buy during after-Christmas sales Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate 5 COMMENTS Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reggie Connell Thanks, Chuck. I’m glad you’re still writing too. Reply charles towne Thanks for your service Mike. Great story and written much better that I can write about mine from the year before that in Vietnam when we watched the historic movie “The Green Beret”. Please enter your name here Reply Reply center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reggie Connell LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 26, 2018 at 11:40 am Reg, I am glad you have persisted in the writing game pal. You have a way with words. Blessings pal, Chaz Michael J Heaton Reply May 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm Sir,I just stumbled upon this piece and must comment.Your mentor would be so flattered that you showcased his eloquent prose, but he would be much more proud at reading your own beautifully written story. You not only captured Shelby, but your voice has a very distinctive cadence that deserves accolades.Thank you for sharing this beautiful memory.Sincerely,Mrs. Shelby (Kim) Strother December 25, 2018 at 10:36 pm Kim Strother Please enter your comment! Christmas 2018InspirationBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceIt was Christmas night in 1982, and I was at Mastry’s Bar in St. Petersburg with several writers and editors close to last call. For the first time in my life, I worked on Christmas Day to help publish the December 26th edition of The St. Petersburg Times. I was by far the youngest person in the group and had by far the least amount of work experience, but for some reason, I uttered this remark to a group of journalists that had been away from their homes on many Christmas evenings.“This is the first Christmas I have spent away from home.”This comment, coming from a 19-year old stringer who had worked on the news desk less than one year, was like kindling in a smoldering fireplace to the seasoned veterans present. What could be better than a teenager complaining about working on Christmas?When the laughter died down, their recollections began…“Are you serious kid?” said a 50-something reporter who was chain-smoking and drinking gin and tonics like he was going to the electric chair the next morning. “This is probably the 20th Christmas I’ve worked.”I tried to qualify my statement… it was matter-of-factly, not a complaint, I would say… but was interrupted by the next ghost of Christmas past.“My God I covered war zones on Christmas,” said the next grizzled-editor to take a shot at me. “If you can’t handle working holidays son, you may as well quit now.”The next guy up I think claimed he covered the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. “You should’ve seen those Roman Centurions push us around… you wouldn’t have lasted five minutes kid.”Finally, the attacks ended when another group of Times staffers showed up, and the conversation shifted mercifully away from me. That was also when Shelby Strother sat down beside me to check on my well-being.“Don’t let the bastards get you down,” he said, knowing the cliche’ would make me laugh.Shelby was a staff writer and columnist for the sports department, and the greatest writer I have ever known in-person. I worked with him for a couple of years at The Times before I went off to college, and he went on to be one of the best sports writers of the 80’s and 90’s.Shelby died after a brief bout with cancer in 1991. If he were alive today, I believe he would have been one of the great novelists in American history.He had a rare collection of personality traits. He was shy and kept to himself, seeking out remote areas of the news floor to write his articles. Despite his desire for solitude, his attire was that of an extrovert – Hawaiian shirts, leather jackets, and dark sunglasses being his staples. He didn’t share a lot of himself with people, or a lot of his experiences, but when he did it was substantive.But when it came to writing, no one was more passionate.Shelby would fight with editors about every single comma, period, word, sentence, and paragraph of his articles.He talked a lot about sentence rhythm.Words were like lyrics to him. Columns were like songs. And if an editor didn’t understand that, he went from shy to full-throated debater in the blink of an eye.Shelby was on a constant search for great stories, and the perfect words to tell those stories. He was a sort of mentor to me. Perhaps the only person I have ever described that way. I hung on his every word as it related to sports, journalism, reporting, and writing.But there was a side of him I never knew.I asked him when his first Christmas was away from his family, and he told me it was 1969. I thought about that for a moment, and then asked him where he was in 1969.“Vietnam,” he said.It wasn’t something he talked a lot about. At least not to me. But on that Christmas night in 1982, he shared a story about that historic event that I will always remember.* * * * *“On the day after Christmas, in 1969, I had powdered eggs and Jello for breakfast,” he said. “I drank the Jello. They mixed it up and served it before it began to set and it almost tasted like Kool-Aid depending on how thirsty you were. It was bad, but the eggs were worse. Powdered eggs were one of those things that never got mentioned when someone would ask what it was like in Vietnam.”On this particular day, Shelby had a bad case of the Christmas blues.“It was my first Christmas away from home,” he said. “And the Southeast Asian winter wonderland with the acne of bomb craters and questionable morals could not be any further from home.”He knew when Christmas came because the bulletin board told him. A typed message declared:Christmas will be celebrated on 25 December by order of…“Oh, there were efforts and allusions,” he said. “Like Christmas Eve, when the uneasy truce made things seem almost like a Silent Night. If I tried hard enough, I could hear the unlucky guy who drew guard duty whispering Christmas carols to himself while smoking a joint. And Christmas morning the cooks wore chef hats, instead of fatigue caps. And the line for confession was conspicuously long. And the Armed Forces Radio Network played Handel’s Messiah instead of the usual fare of feel-good rock n’ roll. And maybe for a few minutes, I got that toasty warm feeling Christmas Day always provided.”Then he saw a pal, a Marine whose nerves had gotten so bad that lately, he had taken to drinking himself to sleep. The Marine was feeling sorry for himself and tears tracked down his hard face. Beside him was a tape recorder, playing his children’s wonderfully butchered version of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. He hadn’t written home in months.“I  thought about saying something,” he said. “Then I changed my mind.”The Marine rewound the tape and started it again and his sobbing grew louder.“The ornaments and decorations that had been hung in the bunkers had been gnawed and chewed up by rats during the night. There was a small Christmas tree, but it was an aluminum one and someone had thrown up underneath it.”He said that the mail had not come for a week and that even the guys who didn’t have hangovers felt lousy. The depression mounted for him, but then the word spread that mail arrived, and there was a package for him. Maybe he would get some cookies. For sure, a letter, something from his kid sister or folks or girlfriend, any words of support he could use to keep his contemporary world at arm’s length.It turned out to be a football.“Not just any football,” he said “But one caught in the stands by his father back in the days before those nets were hoisted in the end zone at college games. A genuine game ball from the University of Miami. It was my father’s prized possession.”There was also a note from his father. His mother usually wrote. This time his father did. There was the usual small talk, but at the end of the letter, there was something about thanks for making the sacrifice.“My father was a career military man, a retired officer, a patriot, the hawk who prayed nightly for the dove. Now, his country’s sentiments were divided. There were people sticking flowers into gun barrels. Conscientious objectors and people who were afraid of dying and people who simply did not support what was going on. Some chose to live in Canada. My father did not understand.”His father thanked him for spending this Christmas away from home. ‘It means a lot’, he wrote.“A football. A sacrifice for a sacrifice.”“I began realizing some things that day after Christmas and years later, I still remember a lot of them. It was a bad war and our general fears and narrow ambitions were raised to high principle. Maybe we’d get to the light at the end of the tunnel before some incoming horror lit us all up and turned us into jellyfish. I thought a lot about whether the war was right or wrong. But suddenly I realized I was there in it regardless. And that counted for something.”Now he had a football.“I decided the thing to do with this football, this treasure of a grown man’s life, was to have a game with it. Kick it and throw it and fumble it and – what the hell – just let it get all scruffy and embedded with the funk that got under your skin and didn’t go away for six months until after you left the country.”The call went out.Anyone wanting to play a pickup game would meet beside the tin Quonset hut that always smelled because that was where body bags were filled. A nearby field was mowed. A bag of flour was used to line it. Sides were picked. Of course, there was an uneven number. Nothing ever goes completely by design in a police-action like Vietnam.“The game started anyway and within minutes, everyone was back in his own backyard,” Shelby said. “There was no war going on. Just a bunch of kids playing football. To the best of everyone’s knowledge, the score was tied an hour later. Not that anyone really cared.”Then Shelby described what would be the last play of this game.“In the huddle, the old pump-fake play was called. Parker, a Marine who could run faster than anyone else despite the several pounds of love beads and necklaces he always wore, would take three steps, pivot, then take off. Brito, the quarterback who always bragged of the days he led his high school team to the state finals two years in a row, promised he could fake the short pass and hit Parker as he streaked down the flour line.”Shelby said he was a blocking back on the play, and remembered it vividly.“The defender bit on the fake and was a beaten man. Brito wound up with all his might and let loose with a mighty grunt. The ball fluttered off to the right, bounced off a cooler and rolled down a gully into some thick undergrowth.”And because of the dangers of Vietnam, they did not attempt to retrieve the ball.“No search party was formed. Nobody wanted to go stomping through some area where there may or may not be some forgotten land mine. Or maybe a viper, a 30-pacer, the deadliest of snakes not walking around on two feet.”Game called on account of reality.* * * * * In later years, Shelby wrote about this football game and his recollections of his time in Vietnam. In the article, he called himself “the airman” and concluded the story with this account:“The football stayed there at least for the next 218 days when the airman transferred out. For all he knows, it’s still there.Some people later criticized him for not treating the football with the same reverence his father had. He didn’t care to listen. If anybody really wanted to know what he thought, he would have told them that the football and that football game on the day after Christmas were the best presents he ever received.The present was himself. Faith and hope and self-dignity and perspective and yeah, feeling. All were restored as he remembered once more what the world celebrates each December 25th.He might have been only a few clicks away from being the burn-out loser so many people became in that misbegotten country. But he found himself when he lost that football. For a day, he got to be a child again. He regressed and meandered through safer circumstances with less significant circumstances. The hope and fears of all the year were set aside. It was glorious.So many of his memories of that country are horrible ones. So many memories still strafe an overworked conscience. So many are contained in Washington, D.C., where the chiseled names on a stark granite wall include a free spirit named Parker. But the one memory that overrules all the others has to do with a football.There always will be a danger of confusing Christmas with that day when everyone gets a bunch of nice presents. Just as people often will mistake the gift with the package it came in.But the meaning of giving and sacrifice and Christmas, not to mention the taste of powdered eggs, will never go away for the airman who became a little more of a man by becoming a little boy again.”* * * * * Editor’s Note: Not a Christmas has passed that I don’t think of Shelby, his experiences in Vietnam, and the influence and inspiration he had in my life and my writing. This article is in memory and honor of him. Much of his prose was woven into my recollection of the conversation I had with him that evening.  You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 25, 2018 at 9:02 amlast_img read more

LAMOV_ Prototype House in El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Rey…

first_imgArchDaily Projects Social Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard LAMOV_ Prototype House in El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos “COPY” Area:  93 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopySocial Housing, Sustainability & Green Design•Colombia Lead Architect: Maria Inés Garcia-Reyes, Stefano Anzellini, Martin Anzellini Architects: AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img “COPY” Manufacturers: AMICAMP, Asociación de productores de Chibolos, Construferretero San Marcos, Domingo Madera, Ultracem LAMOV_ Prototype House in El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes ArquitectosSave this projectSaveLAMOV_ Prototype House in El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos Design Team:Luisa Ceferino, Claudia Betancur, David Cruz, Jhoan CaicedoCollaborators:Comunidad beneficiaria de El TornoClient:Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo –PNUDCountry:ColombiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The Mojana sub-region, located in the Momposina depression, in the Colombian Caribbean region, has important challenges in terms social and environmental vulnerability. The project was conceived as a response to extreme floods that have emerged since 2010 due to variability and climate change.Save this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosThis Adaptive Housing Project was born as a proposal to promote resilience in communities where its inhabitants are facing floods, intense rains and droughts because of climate change and inappropriate anthropic interventions (deforestation and inappropriate dikes). The objective is, then, to create a flexible design, where both vernacular and alternative architectural typologies, materials and techniques are used to respond effectively to eventual contingencies that may arise. Throughout the process, the participation of the community was of vital importance for the formulation and construction of the project. Save this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosSave this picture!SketchSave this picture!ModulesSave this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosThis project is the result of a public tender from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and funded by the Ministry of the Environment, the Global Adaptation Fund and the UNDP; With the participation of the Colombian Adaptation Fund.Save this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosSave this picture!Cross SectionSave this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosThe project was built with traditional materials for local use such as palma amarga, lata de corozo and wood. Conventional materials such as concrete and steel were also used. The project aims to exemplify and promote the implementation of typologies, materials and techniques such as palm and wood combined with the commonly used contemporary industrialized resources such as zinc roofing and cement blocks. Traditional thatched roofs made from palm fibers are enhanced by the design team to improve thermal comfort. In this hybrid context, the design and construction of the project is adapted to the best of both worlds (industrialized and vernacular) to solve the problems related to habitat at all the scales.Save this picture!Longitudinal SectionThe “Shared Knowledge” method is applied to guarantee the appropriation by the inhabitants of all the elements related to housing such as the domestic spaces, techniques applied, the relation with productive processes and the connection with the neighbors and public spaces; all elements are integrated and socialized with the community along the process. The reproduction of a housing prototype that had been extensively made by the institutions and communities as a success case.Save this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectosProject gallerySee allShow lessBroissin Toreo Offices / BROISSINSelected ProjectsBrutal Poland: Build Your Brutalist Polish People’s RepublicArchitecture BooksProject locationAddress:Sucre, ColombiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!Cortesía de AGRA arquitectos+ 28Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2017 Year:  Colombia CopyAbout this officeAGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingSustainability & Green DesignOn FacebookColombiaPublished on October 27, 2020Cite: “LAMOV_ Prototype House in El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos” [LAMOV_ Vivienda Prototipo en El Torno / AGRA Anzellini Garcia-Reyes Arquitectos] 27 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The free report indicates elements of the newsletter that have failed SpamAssassin’s analysis. Some are trivial whereas others are vital.Tips include:“(1.3 points) Your e-mail contains a significant amount of the following:terms, formatting, or aggressive writing common to everyday spam.Consider reworking.(0.7 points) URI: URL of page called “remove”(0.4 points) Message with extraneous Content-type:…type= header(0.2 points) BODY: Tells you how to stop further spam”The failures all add points to a total. If that total is higher than, for example 5.0, then it will not get through. Different organisations using SpamAssassin set their spam threshold at different levels.The report is often a surprise. Writing in capitals for example might be standard practice in your email newsletter to indicate a headline. Yet that will lose you points in a SpamAssassin analysis.You can use the report or several of them to help you fine-tune your writing style to ensure that your fundraising message gets through to as many people as possible.UK Fundraising tested several charities’ email newsletters, as well as our own, using the system, with the following results:Oxfam GB update – Responding to HIV/AIDS : 3.3UK Fundraising News – Issue 80 – 20 December 2002 : 1.8CAF All About Giving Newsletter – Issue 1 : 4.0Christian Aid Connect newsletter : 2.7Needless to say, we were proud to have outperformed leading charities in our very low spam rating, but we are working to reduce this figure even further.As well as the negative elements of its reports also offer some positive tips.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 December 2002 | News Tagged with: Digitalcenter_img A free service from will analyse email newsletters and indicate where they might fall foul of anti-spam filters and therefore fail to reach their intended recipients.As more charities start to use email to publish newsletters and communicate with supporters, it is becoming increasingly important to ensure that such messages do not get misinterpreted as spam by corporate spam filters. Yet it is very easy to use words or a style of writing that will set off these alarms. Too many such alarms and most anti-spam filters will simply bounce or delete a message. If this is a fundraising message or email newsletter from a charity, that can be an expensive mistake.Charities, and indeed anyone, can now test their email newsletters for free to see how they might fail an anti-spam filter test. is offering a free service that uses the popular SpamAssassin programme to interpret and weed out spam messages. Advertisement Free spam check to help email newsletters get through 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

On the picketline

first_imgAmerican Airlines agents win historic contractAmerican Airlines customer service agents celebrated the ratification of their first union contract Nov. 30, after unionizing in 2014 with the CWA/IBT Passenger Service Employees (a joint local of the Communication Workers and the Teamsters) after a 19-year struggle. The contract grants the airline’s nearly 15,000 agents both the highest wages in the industry and the largest one-time raise in industry history, which the workers will see in their paychecks on Dec. 24. Benefits will be extended to some 3,500 workers who previously earned none. Some 1,200 ticket counter positions, currently held by outsourced private contractors, will be made union jobs. ( committee member Ken Grunwald noted that for many workers the contract “was far more meaningful than I could have ever imagined. Many members called to tearfully explain that the wage increase alone would impact their lives in an overwhelmingly positive way. [Their lives] will be improved dramatically.” To enforce the contract, especially the job security terms, the union plans to build a strong steward network. (, Dec. 3)Trump Las Vegas workers vote to join the union.Trump workers find strength in unionWorkers at two hotels owned by reactionary billionaire presidential hopeful Donald Trump have stepped up to demand fair treatment and end Trump’s racist hate speech.A majority of the 500 workers at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, most of whom are Spanish-speaking immigrants, voted Dec. 4-5 to join UNITE HERE’s Culinary Workers Local 226 and Bartenders Local 165. A powerful video posted on shows a sea of workers countering Trump’s attacks on immigrants: “If you want to make America great again, start here in Las Vegas with the workers at your hotel!” said Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer of Local 226. (Sept. 23) On Dec. 7, she called on hotel management to “negotiate a contract as soon as possible.” The workers will bargain for fair wages, benefits and job security.Workers at the Trump Hotel in Toronto, Canada, who won union representation with UNITE HERE Local 75 in April and ratified their first contract in December, joined a protest of Trump’s rabid Islamophobia on Dec. 11. Dozens of workers and supporters gathered outside the hotel, holding signs and leading chants declaring Trump’s bigotry “Not welcome in Toronto!” The union’s Facebook page states: “There’s no room in Toronto for anti-Muslim bigotry. We are standing up for equality, openness and inclusion!” (UniteHereLocal75, Dec. 12)Union solidarity with Planned ParenthoodOn the National Day in Solidarity with Planned Parenthood, Dec. 5, President Mary Kay Henry of the Service Employees union, which lost 10 members in the San Bernardino, Calif., shooting on Dec. 2 (four were injured), posted this statement on her Facebook page: “Today I carried SEIU members in my heart to stand in vigil and solidarity with Planned Parenthood over the lives we’ve lost to senseless violence.”She continued: “Our members — public health stewards — who lost their lives and were injured in #SanBernardino act out of the same love and commitment as the healthcare providers in Planned Parenthood health centers. Planned Parenthood and SEIU will stand stronger together today and every day forward till we end violence in all its forms in our workplaces and in our communities.”NYC bus workers ratify improved contractAbout 2,200 members of Transit Workers Local 100 in New York City — bus operators in the Bronx and Queens, as well as maintainers and their helpers, cleaner helpers, stock workers and their assistants — ratified a new contract overwhelmingly on Nov. 24. They won raises every year, including retroactive payments, and vastly improved pension benefits, which will now have parity with those of Transit Authority subway workers and Operating Authority bus operators in Manhattan.TWU 100 President John Samuelsen said: “As with the TA/OA agreement [signed May 19, 2014], we beat the pattern set in City bargaining with every public sector union by a significant amount. … Every other NYC public sector union accepted zeros; we did not. We also secured a series of important new health, safety and family-friendly benefits, … [including] lifetime spousal medical coverage and first time ever two weeks’ paid paternity and maternity leave.” After apologizing for past inequities in MTA Bus pension benefits, he added, “We now march forward in unity and strength, pursuing across the board parity with [other NYC transit workers].” (, Nov. 24)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Free Mohammed al-Qeeq! Hunger strike turns spotlight on G4S

first_imgProtest targets G4S corporation, which profits from Israel’s brutal imprisonment of Palestinians.Photo: Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity NetworkNew Yorkers took to the streets on Jan. 22 and again on Jan. 29 to protest the complicity of the G4S corporation in Israel’s imprisonment, torture and oppression of Palestinians, and to call for freedom for imprisoned Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq. January 29 was al-Qeeq’s 66th day of hunger strike. He is now shackled to a bed in Afula Hospital in critical condition and has been denied access to independent medical care.The Israeli military ordered Al-Qeeq imprisoned under administrative detention for six months, renewable without charge. He has had no trial and any evidence against him is secret. Al-Qeeq is the latest of a number of Palestinians – including fellow journalist Nidal Abu Aker – to undertake a long-term hunger strike against the use of administrative detention without charge or trial. Some 45 prisoners affiliated with the Palestinian leftist party, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, launched a two-day hunger strike in solidarity with al-Qeeq, demanding his immediate release.The Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network has been holding weekly protests outside the New York offices of the firm G4S, the world’s largest “security” company and second-largest private employer. G4S provides security systems and control rooms to Israeli prisons, checkpoints and police training centers, placing G4S and its equipment at the heart of the “matrix of control” that governs Palestinian lives under occupation and apartheid.Some 220 community organizations, trade unions, faith and student groups from around the world, following calls from Palestinian prisoners and Palestinian organizations, have urged a boycott of G4S. An international petition has especially urged the United Nations to stop doing business with this multinational corporation because of the role it plays in widespread torture and human rights abuses in Palestine and around the world.In late January the Hollands Kroon municipality in The Netherlands rejected a contract with G4S following a campaign by BDS activists, including the GreenLeft party, urging that G4S be excluded on human rights grounds.G4S also runs prisons and immigrant detention centers in the U.S. and in many other countries.Join Samidoun Palestinian Political Prisoners Solidarity Network every Friday at 4 p.m. as it pickets in front of the office of G4S at 17 West 44th Street in New York.For more information, contact thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Ismail Saymaz

first_img Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Help by sharing this information Information hero Ismail Saymaz A reporter for the newspaper Radikal, Ismail Saymaz was covering a nationwide wave of demonstrations in the summer of 2013 when he found proof that it was shopkeepers and plainclothes policemen who had beaten a young protester to death in the western city of Eskisehir. As a result, he was threatened by the local prefect, who had said he could have been killed by other protesters. Saymaz is used to such threats. His articles and books have tackled all the most sensitive subjects, including the “deep state,” the Ergenekon conspiracy and political manipulation of the judicial system. He has been sued around 20 times and has been the target of virulent verbal attacks by government officials and the far right. Despite a lively media landscape, independent journalism in Turkey needs a vocation. At least 131 journalists have been fired or forced to resign in 2013and at least 13 are being held in connection with their reporting. Some have been held for several years. Malahat Nasibova Azerbaijan Find out more Milka Tadic Mijovic Montenegro Find out more Follow the news on Turkey to go furthercenter_img Blaž Zgaga Slovenia Find out more Receive email alerts Europe – Central AsiaTurkey Oleksiy Matsuka Ukraine Find out more Gorka Landáburu Spain Find out more See morelast_img read more

Praise for locals who helped rescue injured donkey in Limerick

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPraise for locals who helped rescue injured donkey in LimerickBy Editor – December 19, 2017 3062 Linkedin Advertisement Donkey born during lockdown at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland has been named ‘Lockie’ Animal act ban didn’t prevent circus visit to Limerick Print ISPCA appeal for information to ‘horrific’ horse attack in County Limerick Facebook The donkey that was rescued from open ground in the Southill area of Limerick City.The ISPCA has extended its thanks to people in Southill who helped capture a donkey that was suffering from severe injuries from a collar embedded in its head.ISPCA Inspector Emma Carroll was investigating a report to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline when she found the donkey in the Southill area with a rope head collar severely embedded in its nose, chin and poll area.“The smell of infection from the donkey’s face was so overpowering and he was visibly distressed. I immediately called for help and the donkey was removed into the care of the ISPCA Equine Rescue Centre where he received urgent veterinary treatment before being transported to the Donkey Sanctuary,” Inspector Carroll recalled.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Unfortunately the donkey was not microchipped and the ISPCA is appealing to the public for information in relation to the its origin.The donkey that was rescued from open ground in the Southill area of Limerick City.Inspector Carroll added: “This is an injury caused by sheer neglect, lack of observation and care on an owner’s behalf. There is absolutely no excuse for the pain and suffering caused to this defenceless animal.  It is paramount owners check the welfare of their animals daily. It is also a stark reminder why rope should never be used to make head-collars as they can cause horrific injuries”.“The ISPCA would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Donkey Sanctuary and the local people in Southill who helped catch the donkey.“If you suspect an animal is being cruelly treated, neglected or abused, or if you see something suspicious, please contact the ISPCA National Animal Cruelty Helpline in confidence on 1890 515 515 or report online. In case of an emergency, contact your local Gardaí” Inspector Carroll advised.See more local news here Previous articleBusiness development support for four Limerick food companiesNext articleSimon will benefit from Limerick Women’s Christmas event Editor Woman taped dogs mouth shut as she didn’t have a muzzle ISPCA tips to keep your pets safe in hot weather Twitter Email TAGSdonkeyDonkey SanctuaryembeddedEmma CarrollISPCAISPCA Equine Rescue Centrelimerickneglectrope head collarSouthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more