Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCE.ng) 2012 abridged results.Company ProfileDangote Cement Plc manufactures, packages and distributes cement and related products for the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The company has operations in Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and exports internationally. Dangote Cement Plc operates the largest cement plant in sub-Saharan Africa, the Obajana Cement Plant. Cement bagged and distributed by Dangote Cement Plc is required of the limestone mining, coal production and property investment sectors. Formerly known as Obajana Cement Plc, the company changed its name to Dangote Cement Plc in 2010. The company is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Dangote Cement Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
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LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAreasComparisonsFlorida Department of Health in Orange CountyHealth BehaviorsHealth IndicatorsImprovementImprovement PlanLength of LifePrioritiesQuality of LifeRankings Previous articleA video-first dating app made for Gen ZNext articleAAA: Florida gas prices slip to 7-week low Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here From Florida Department of Health in Orange CountyThe Florida Department of Health (FL-DOH) in Orange County is pleased to announce Orange County’s 2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Overall Health Outcome ranking improved two positions to 8th in the state out of 67 counties.For comparison, here are the Overall Health Outcome rankings for neighboring counties: Osceola 14th, Brevard 31st, Polk 29th and Seminole 3rd. St. Johns County, located north of Flagler County along the east coast of Florida, ranked overall number 1 in the state.Areas of improvement for Orange County 2021 rankings over the last couple of years: Quality of Life (#18 from #26); Length of Life (#6 from #7); and Health Behaviors (#8 from #13). To explore more health indicators, visit https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/.The County Health Rankings highlight the many community factors that influence health and uses established data. They are a snapshot of the health of counties across the country, and they emphasize that health is not a singular effort but a combined work in progress across all community partners. The Department works in collaboration with local governments, non-profit organizations, health care facilities, business groups, schools, faith-based organizations and many other stakeholders to improve the health of all people in Orange County. These rankings use data related to physical environments, social and economic factors, health behaviors and clinical care.Community Health Improvement PlanIn Orange County, the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is designed to address specific opportunities for improved health that have been identified by the community. The department has partnered with many stakeholders to implement the CHIP and collaborates regularly to track progress.The top priorities that the FL-DOH in Orange County is focused on to improve community health over the next five years is as follows, ranked in order of priority:Access to CareHealthy Weight Nutrition and Physical ActivityHealth EquitySubstance Abuse Behavioral and Mental HealthBuilt EnvironmentHealth LiteracySenior HealthSexually Transmitted Disease(Chronic Disease Management was ranked high by our community. We have not createda separate priority for this area.)The Florida Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HealthyFla. For more information about the Florida Department of Health, please visit www.FloridaHealth.gov. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Photo by Owen Beard The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Bassett Road / BOX LivingSave this projectSaveBassett Road / BOX Living Projects photographs: Emma-Jane HetheringtonPhotographs: Emma-Jane HetheringtonSave this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. At the bottom of a sheer slope, in a sunny enclave sits this 4 bedroom family home. This modernist post & beam construction was designed and built by BOX Living, a New Zealand company of architects and builders who specialise in modular design & build. The post & beam forms the exoskeleton of this rectilinear structure.Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonThe frame is then infilled with double glazed joinery or wall panels, clad in rusticated cedar and stained dark. The cantilevered top section provides shade for an external terrace below which leads out to the pool and flat lawn. BOX prefers to use engineered timber rather than steel in its constructions, and this lightweight system is particularly suited to New Zealands sloping lands and seismic zones.Save this picture!© Emma-Jane HetheringtonProject gallerySee allShow lessRaval Hideout / Eva CotmanSelected ProjectsHow Much Will It Cost to Start My Own Architecture Firm?Articles Share CopyAbout this officeBOX LivingOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAucklandHousesNew ZealandPublished on October 01, 2013Cite: “Bassett Road / BOX Living” 01 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily The Netherlands Apartments Projects Photographs: Milan Hofmans Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Save this picture!© Milan Hofmans+ 16Curated by María Francisca González Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934050/de-werf-residential-complex-oz Clipboard 2019 CopyApartments•Amsterdam, The Netherlands Architects: OZ Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934050/de-werf-residential-complex-oz Clipboard De Werf Residential Complex / OZ “COPY” De Werf Residential Complex / OZSave this projectSaveDe Werf Residential Complex / OZ Photographs Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Aldowa, Brakel Atmos, Facedo, Intal, Jazo, Solarlux, VPT Versteeg, Alldoorco, Constar Prefab, Jonkers Bouwmetaal, Metaluniek, Petrarch, VMG, WeboDesign Team:John Bosch, Jetze Schreij, Heleen Reedijk, Leontine Boots, Farida de Vries, Koos Zwitser, Michel Jongbloed, Vincent van Draanen, Mehtap Dönmez, Jan Hijlkema, Arianne Barendrecht, Phillippe Collette, Michael van Cutsem, Lennart DorrestijnClients:COD Amsterdam and Verweij Mungra vastgoed MijdrechtEngineering:Pleijsier BouwLandscape:Wencop HoveniersConsultants:Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Hiensch Engineering, LBP I SightCity:AmsterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of EgbertdeboerText description provided by the architects. Housing complex ‘De Werf’ is the first large-scale development of the northern part of the former NDSM shipyards in Amsterdam. The design by OZ consists of 74,000 square meters consisting of seven buildings, each with its own architectural expression.Save this picture!© Milan HofmansIn 2011, together with Burton Hamfelt, OZ performed research on the spatial implications of the evolving knowledge and innovation-based economy for the city: the ‘Knowledge Economy’. The study, entitled “Campus City Project”, focuses on new possibilities for combined housing of education, research, students, newcomers, and start-ups. The NDSM area forms part of a development strategy for the city of Amsterdam in the form of a ring, “the wall of knowledge”, a typologically diverse area between the 19th and 20th-century rings of the city. The future potential of the NDSM shipyards, which the research illustrated in a larger context, caught the attention of a new group of players on the housing market specialized in setting up and managing new student residences.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Fourteenth floor planFour years later, the Student Experience decided to start building. The desire for high-density development, as stipulated in the zoning plan, has been freely translated in the design into varying building heights ranging from 22 to 60 meters. Within the block, the seven buildings have their own height, entrance, program, and typology. The breakdown of the large block into different volumes, reduces the scale and enhances differentiation between buildings. The scale of the block dissolves in the different perspectives at street level. The architecture is sturdy and simple, with the building components extending to the street. Large buildings are interspersed with small intermediate masses. The materials vary from concrete, steel, corten steel to different colored masonry, which conjures up associations with the Port and New York.Save this picture!© Milan HofmansThe homes in De Werf are aimed specifically at young people. The program varies from student housing, rental homes for graduates and other new inhabitants of Amsterdam, to small family homes, all in the mid-market rental segment. The idea behind this program is to provide suitable homes for Amsterdam residents, from the start of their studies and early in their careers — a period that usually involves a lot of moving around before finding a permanent place to live. Residential work studios and public services on the ground floor complete this program.Save this picture!Courtesy of EgbertdeboerThe apartments were designed in collaboration with the developer and the investor. The seven entrances of the various buildings allow for a wide range of movement within the public space. A mixed program is intentionally placed on the ground floor, where public and residents can meet. Homes are interspersed with art factories, restaurants, workplaces in the form of studios, and spaces for students. The common garden is accessible as part of the various public spaces on the NDSM site. Besides this, it is an welcome green addition to the urban environment of the area. Generating a vibrancy on the street is an important condition for the success of the project, and the future NDSM site as a whole.Save this picture!© Milan HofmansProject gallerySee allShow lessPetrol Ofisi Headquarters / Lagranja DesignSelected ProjectsTadeo House / Apaloosa Estudio de arquitectura y diseñoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tt. Vasumweg 61-63, 1033 SE Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOZOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsAmsterdamOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on February 24, 2020Cite: “De Werf Residential Complex / OZ” 23 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Maxime DelvauxClients:RIVPEngineering:Fabrice Bougon, Bollinger + Grohmann, Nobatek, Espace TempsCity:ParisCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsFastmount®Heavy Duty Panel Fastener at ‘Sandboxes’ HouseResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. The project responds to the challenge of combining three different programs into one composite building that stretches along Rue Stendhal in the North-East part of Paris. The building stands in dialogue with a large patch of grass covering two water tanks. To orient the courtyard, balconies, and dwelling spaces relative to the sun; the project opens fully to the inside of the green space nearby.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxThis strategy is accompanied by a detailed breakdown of built volumes that preserve distant views to neighbouring condominiums and bring air and light to the new linear garden that extends to the rear of the building. It aims to insert the building in both the composite skyline of the neighbourhood and in the great horizon of eastern Paris.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxThe organization then responds to all issues of coexistence between the three programs and their ability to benefit from the different qualities of the site, which include: protection, natural light for the nursery, independence, large outdoor spaces and lack of the centre for emergency shelter; clarity, compactness, multiple orientations and distant views to the dwellings.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxSave this picture!© Maxime DelvauxThe identity of the building holds to a system of outdoor sun blinds, differentiating the different programs while ensuring their distinct degrees of privacy.Save this picture!© Maxime DelvauxProject gallerySee allShow lessConcrete Houses in Ecuador: Living Spaces that Break the MoldArticles10 DESIGN Proposes an Expo Pavilion Entitled “A Country without Walls a Future witho…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:5 Rue Stendhal, 75020 Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeMUOTOOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureHealthcare ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisOn InstagramOn FacebookFrancePublished on May 27, 2020Cite: “Dwellings, Nursery and Emergency Shelter / MUOTO” 27 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Hodgson review of Charities Act calls for stronger self-regulation Howard Lake | 17 July 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: face-to-face Law / policy Sector reactionAlistair McLean, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Standards Board, welcomed the review, saying: “The past five years have shown that there is a real appetite for self-regulation of fundraising, both within the charity sector and amongst the public. We welcome these new recommendations, which set out a clear path for strengthening the scheme, ensuring the public can give to the good causes they care about with confidence.”Self-regulation of fundraising, run by the FRSB, was first launched in February 2007. To date, more than 1,420 charities and suppliers are signed up to the FRSB, raising around half of all voluntary income raised in the UK.Review documentsThe Review and an accompanying document can be downloaded as PDFs from the Cabinet Office website.Trusted and Independent: Giving charity back to charities – Review of the Charities Act 2006 (pdf, 1.02mb)Public perceptions of charity – A report for the Charities Act 2006 review (pdf, 809kb) Lord Hodgson has published his review of the Charities Act 2006 and set out a number of recommendations covering fundraising and charity management. His eight-month review of the legislation was presented yesterday to MPs, and featured 113 proposals in its 159 pages.Fundraising regulation* transferring face-to-face fundraising for direct debits to the local authority licensing regime* a single self-regulatory body covering all elements fundraising should be established this year* membership of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) should be encouraged. It should be compulsory for charities with annual incomes of over £1 million.* a standing committee should be created to establish a straightforward fundraising licensing regime.Charity finance and managementRecommendations included:* raising the income threshold for compulsory registration for charities from £5,000 to £25,000* charities should complete a single form to register with the Charity Commission and HM Revenue & Customs, not two separate forms Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
104 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 The Arts Impact Fund has announced its fourth and final round of investments along with confirmation that it has found social finance to be of value in the arts and cultural sector.The Arts Impact Fund launched in 2015 to test the idea that there is demand for social finance in the arts and cultural sector, as well as credible business models that could generate cash and repay investment. Over the past three years, it has provided £7 million across 22 organisations in England through four rounds of investment, bringing together private, public and philanthropic investment from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Nesta, and Arts Council England with additional funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.According to the Fund, the range of projects financed and the positive social impact they have generated has largely validated its assumptions, while a March 2018 survey of 1,068 arts organisations, commissioned by Nesta, has also shown that UK arts and cultural organisations could be set to seek £309 million in repayable finance over the next five years – more than double over the next year than during 2016. In the survey, organisations indicated that the sector could seek over £62 million per year, compared to £29 million in 2016.Its final investees are:Resonance (£300,000) – to support the launch of a new contemporary music institute that provides vocational industry-led higher education, validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, and a community music hub for the Black Country.Central School of Ballet (£600,000) – to provide working capital towards the cost of fitting out and opening their new premises in autumn 2019, increasing the capacity of the school and their work with local communities.Looe Music Festival (£165,000) – a loan to support the 2018 edition of the festival.National Holocaust Centre and Museum (£200,000) – to help cover current development funding shortfall and enable venture revenue streams, supporting the financial resilience and growth of a historic institution.Project INC (£208,000) – to open four new centres in the North West over the next two years.The Old Courts (£590,000) – to acquire and renovate a nearby derelict former hotel, expanding its work and creating an arts hub in an area in need of cultural engagement.The six organisations will report quarterly to Nesta on their artistic, social and financial impact for the duration of their loans, and the Fund will share findings from its portfolio.Fran Sanderson, Director of Arts & Culture Programmes and Investments at Nesta and on behalf of the Arts Impact Fund, said:“Over the past three years, the Arts Impact Fund has provided crucial, and often otherwise unattainable, financial support for 22 arts and cultural organisations as well as a range of support, advice and signposting to many others. While big swathes of the sector have been hamstrung by funding cuts, particularly from cash-strapped local authorities, we believe this funding has enabled these organisations to plan across a longer time-horizon, invest in their own future sustainability and generate an invaluable social impact. Issues ranging from youth mental health to loneliness and lack of community cohesion, are addressed via the power of arts and culture to encourage empathy and belonging.“The range of investee organisations demonstrates a diverse and exciting appetite for this kind of repayable finance. The clear benefits the model has for supporting enterprise, ambition and innovation within the, arts and cultural sector will, we think, continue to generate demand. We are also hopeful that the example of the Arts Impact Fund will inspire others to replicate the model to benefit different sectors and geographies.” Advertisement Tagged with: arts Funding Arts Impact Fund announces fourth & final round of investments Main image: Central School of Ballet, Bill Cooper 2018. 103 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 26 June 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
A human tragedy was displayed in a courtroom in Denver on July 30.Clarence Moses-ElTwo Black men sat in front of the judge. One was Clarence Moses-El, having served 28 years of a 48-year sentence for a beating and rape. The other man, L.C. Jackson, had been sentenced to prison for 135 years for many similar crimes. He was now admitting to having committed the crime that Moses-El was convicted of. Ever since his conviction in 1987, Moses-El has proclaimed his innocence.After 26 years in which he had no contact with the other imprisoned man, Jackson sent a letter written on loose-leaf paper to Moses-El in 2012. Facing serious health issues, a painful conscience and a life in jail, Jackson said he wanted to bring “what was done in the dark into the light.” His heart was heavy with guilt and, although he could not be punished for the admission as the statute of limitations had long passed, he asked for Moses-El to send someone to see him.At the July 30 hearing, Jackson said he “wanted to make things right.” His confession, along with some serological evidence, could form the basis of a decision to grant a new trial for Moses-El.In the hearing, it was recounted that Jackson had a history of burglaries and was eventually tried and convicted in 2007 for the brutal beating and rapes of a mother and her 9-year-old daughter. He admitted to being on medication for the treatment of bipolar and schizophrenic mental disorders. His consuming of malt liquor in the past made his behavior more violent.On the witness stand, he had difficulty remembering various statements, but clearly admitted to the circumstances of a 1987 rape and beating, although he stated that the sex was consensual and that the beating took place when he became angered.In 1987, the adult rape victim told the police that Jackson had attacked her, but a day and a half later she had a dream and changed her mind, saying she saw Moses-El in that dream. According to the Colorado Independent newspaper, Jackson was never questioned further. In an interview, Moses-El stated, “I am in here because of a dream.” (Denver Post, July 22, 2007)Other facts in this case are disturbing. Critical DNA evidence, the victim’s clothing and bedding in a box marked “do not destroy” were all discarded by the Denver Police Department just before they could be sent to the lab. This evidence, which might have cleared Moses-El long ago, was trashed despite a court order and in violation of the DPD’s own rules on handling evidence.The Denver Post newspaper, in a series of articles in 2007 (“Trashing The Truth”), stated that the discarding of critical evidence that might have exonerated a convicted person had occurred 141 times in 28 states in the past three decades.When this fact was brought to a hearing to request a new trial in 2013, the judge denied the request based on a 1988 U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Arizona v. Youngblood) that determined that destroying evidence does not constitute “bad faith,” and that unless the defendant can show bad faith on the part of the police, the destruction of evidence is not a denial of due process. (Workers World, Jan. 10, 2014) This means the defendant has the impossible task of showing bad faith on the part of the police.Dr. Phillip Danielson, an expert witness and forensic biologist, testified at the July 31 hearing that serological evidence from vaginal swabs could determine that the donor of the semen was an O blood type secretor and that there was no evidence of any B blood type secretor. Hence it was “extremely unlikely” for Clarence Moses-El, a B type secretor, to have been the rapist. Jackson is an O type secretor.Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has been reluctant to open the case. Morrissey’s chief deputy, Bonnie Benedetti, has repeatedly called for delays in the hearings that could possibly grant Moses-El a new trial.The Colorado Independent reported, “Benedetti has tried to silence Jackson from testifying today by urging him to lawyer-up and take the Fifth to avoid prosecution, even though he’s already serving more than a life sentence and Benedetti has said in court that the statute of limitations already has tolled.” (July 30)Moses-El’s counsel (Eric Klein and Gail Johnson) revealed that in interviewing Jackson, Benedetti brought along the police officer who had previously arrested him, who intimidated Jackson and obtained a statement recanting his confession. At the hearing, she claimed that there was “absolutely no new evidence in this case whatsoever.” (Colorado Independent, Aug. 4)Pushing multiple delays in this case, Morrissey has refused to admit that he likely prosecuted, convicted and jailed an innocent man. Morrissey had worked on this case for nine years and does not want this to lead to a new trial.With Jackson’s admission, the similarity of this crime to others that Jackson committed, and the time sequences attested to by another witness who was once Jackson’s girlfriend, defense attorney Eric Klein said, “At the end of the day, a jury would have reasonable doubt.” (Colorado Independent, Aug. 4)The disposal of critical evidence by the police as well as the original conviction based on the flimsy evidence of the victim’s dream identification show this case was poorly prosecuted. If the district attorney’s office wants to not destroy another Black man’s life, it should not stand in the way of a new trial.Clarence Moses-El has spent almost half his life in prison. He has served 28 years of a 48-year sentence. Denver Judge Kandace Gerdes has to make a decision in the next 63 days, and she has indicated her decision will come most likely sooner. The tragedy of two Black men in the U.S. injustice system could be ended by the decision of one person.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this