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Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL.gh) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27802/1028-natoma-street-stanley-saitowitz-natoma-architects Clipboard Housing Text description provided by the architects. This project, on a twenty-five-by-eighty-foot lot next to 1022 Natoma Street, continues the investigation of San Francisco infill buildings. At the street level are parking and entrance lobby; above are four stacked units. One thickened party wall provides vertical access and a light court. The other acts as a service zone, condensing kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, and storage behind sliding glass doors.Save this picture!Floating walls divide the free space in the center, which is finished with a variety of materials all in different shades of white. The front facade has a bay-window silhouette constructed of horizontal aluminum bar grating, which provides both shading for the southern exposure and a veil shielding the city beyond. The surfaces behind the bay are sheathed in perforated metal.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessCrystal Clear / C.F.Møller Architects + Kristin Jarmund ArkitekterArticlesWalking Berlin / Fantastic NorwayArticlesProject locationAddress:San Francisco, CA, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share United States Year: 1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma ArchitectsSave this projectSave1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!+ 20 Share 2005 Projects ArchDaily 1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects CopyHousing•San Francisco, United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/27802/1028-natoma-street-stanley-saitowitz-natoma-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects IncOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSan FranciscoOfficesHousingUnited StatesPublished on July 06, 2009Cite: “1028 Natoma Street / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects” 06 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” United States “COPY” Kerplunk House / i/theeSave this projectSaveKerplunk House / i/thee ArchDaily 2018 Area: 224 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Kerplunk House / i/thee ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897486/kerplunk-house-i-stiffen-thee Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897486/kerplunk-house-i-stiffen-thee Clipboard Photographs Year: CopyHouses, Small Scale•Ocotillo, United States Manufacturers: Jeld-Wen, LaHabra, QuikreteSave this picture!© Breyden AndersonRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationText description provided by the architects. The Kerplunk House aims to bridge the gap between found space and built space; not just an architecture that resembles nature, but an architecture that is nature. Like a forest, or ancient European city, the rule of order is hidden from the user. Though a deep pattern of organization does exist, it is not readily apparent. The house’s carefully designed structural precariousness lends itself to an innate primal comfort normally only found in nature.Save this picture!DiagramThe house was built as the first piece of infrastructure of a desert propagation center. Over time, desert flora will be planted and transplanted to cover its immediate surroundings. Designed as a multipurpose living and working space for its inhabitants, we have created a miniature forest within the desert using vernacular materials and methods.Save this picture!© Breyden AndersonThe work consists of two cuboid, enclosed spaces suspended in midair by a series of seemingly random posts that pierce the structure in all directions. Windows and doors are then cut out around and in between these posts. The nature of the design creates an elevated living space with minimal impact to the site. Stucco and exposed structural-wood detail recalls the traditional colonial Spanish design of the area.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionNormally, a house is designed as a jigsaw plan of walls and columns that hold up a roof. With this project, we first conceived of a forest of columns and then locked them into place by building walls, floors, and ceilings around them. We wanted to take common architectural language, like columns and beams, and re-contextualize them as natural typologies, such as trunks and stumps. The result is an integrated exterior-to-interior relationship, in which the contingent nature of the exterior support is reflected on the inside of the building. With the Kerplunk House, we have created a novel living experience that evokes a primal spatial sense; as if an entire forest was shrunk and stuffed inside an 8×8 square foot room.Save this picture!© Breyden AndersonThe design encourages people to interact with the space primarily through exploration and adaptation. Built-in inefficiencies and undefined spaces incite an adaptive response from the user. This way, program and use become an improvisation of the people living/working in the house. By allowing users to seek out and find new ways of interacting with the space, something that appears non-functional is shown to have infinite uses. The pavilion questions the very nature of architecture and suggests that perhaps the primary role of the architect is to create spaces for people to find.Save this picture!Section PerspectiveProject gallerySee allShow lessJust Looking at Buildings Can Give People Headaches—Here’s How to Minimize the ProblemArticlesMusico Iturbi / Roberto Di Donato ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Architects: i/thee Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Breyden Anderson+ 20Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Photographs: Breyden Anderson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officei/theeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOtherSmall ScaleOcotilloUnited StatesPublished on July 09, 2018Cite: “Kerplunk House / i/thee” 09 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects Ignacio Pessagno, Lilian Kandus Argentina Photographs Construction:Horacio CáceresCollaborators:Lucila López, Denise Andreoli, Belén Luna Crook, Denise BardelliCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro PeralRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This weekend home is located on the Atlantic coast, in the Costa Esmeralda neighbourhood, 10 km from Pinamar and 500 m from the sea. We sought to animate the house using a path passing through a conifer forest and with different light-collecting courtyards that articulate the spaces. The project is developed on one floor where the central courtyard divides the house into two volumes, one for public use and one for private use. A second courtyard allows connecting with the green from the bedrooms as well, without losing privacy, with a wooden enclosure that generates a rhythm of light and shadow forming the main facade.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralImplanted in a conifer forest, the house is to be experienced already when walking the path in the forest, perceiving it from green bellows that connect the different spaces. The main access is generated from a central courtyard, with original pine trees rescued from the area. The central courtyard distributes to all the environments, dividing the public area from the private one and allowing contact with nature.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe house is developed on the ground floor, having a perimeter wall of stone, where the bearing walls support a large roof that acts as a perforated mantle, consisting of a thick concrete slab. These perforations, or courtyards, allow the passage of light into the house, generating a play of light and shadows throughout the day.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralSave this picture!Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe private area has visuals towards the central courtyard and to the most intimate courtyard, in the front of the house, which has a wooden enclosure that generates a rhythm of lights. The public area resides in the entire context of the forest.Being in contact with a hostile climate due to the proximity to the sea, A30 DVH aluminium windows were used to protect the interior from the environment.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralWe worked with a system of routes and transitions, always being in contact with the vegetation through the different courtyards that make up this weekend home. The forest is aimed to be experienced in different ways generating various situations between the public and the private spaces.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe biggest challenge we faced was to think of a different way of seeing the house from the forest path; starting with the side access that invites us to dive into the forest and then enter through the centre via an internal courtyard. Including the vegetation and nature inside the house was prioritized at all times, generating courtyards of different scales, obtaining a fluid interior-exterior relationship. Another challenge was to solve a simple yet special program since one of the client’s exclusive requests was that the floor plan would be executed entirely on the ground floor, without losing sight of the forest.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralThe correct orientation was prioritized to reduce the energy cost of air conditioning and heating. The central courtyard of the house is oriented towards the north in order to ensure good lighting during the sun’s path throughout the day. The bedrooms are oriented towards the east as we consider it the best orientation as the morning light is the activator of these spaces.Save this picture!© Alejandro PeralProject gallerySee allShow less4 Films to Explore Postmodernism in Architecture and UrbanismArticlesSports Center in Turo de la Peira / Anna Noguera + Javier FernandezSelected Projects Share Houses Architects: Estudio PKa Area Area of this architecture project C House / Estudio PKaSave this projectSaveC House / Estudio PKa Lead Architects: C House / Estudio PKa Area: 240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2018 “COPY” Photographs: Alejandro Peral Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922069/c-house-estudio-pka Clipboard Manufacturers: Abeturas San José, Casa Noir Deco, Cresta Disegno, Pasto Home Year: CopyHouses•Argentina Save this picture!© Alejandro Peral+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922069/c-house-estudio-pka Clipboard CopyAbout this officeEstudio PKaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArgentinaPublished on August 01, 2019Cite: “C House / Estudio PKa ” [Casa C / Estudio PKa ] 01 Aug 2019. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936990/nakasone-house-escobedo-soliz Clipboard Photographs: Ariadna Polo, Sandra Pereznieto Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Escobedo Soliz Area Area of this architecture project Houses Lead Architect: Projects Photographs Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEscobedo SolizOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMexico CityOn InstagramOn FacebookMexicoPublished on April 07, 2020Cite: “Nakasone House / Escobedo Soliz” [Casa Nakasone / Escobedo Soliz] 07 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
NSPCC selects paythru for mobile fundraising Children’s charity the NSPCC has selected mobile payment specialist paythru to handle donations from its mobile fundraising activities.The company has developed a mobile site through which secure donations can be made to the charity, whether one-off gifts or regular monthly gifts via Direct Debit. Supporters are also given the opportunity to make a Gift Aid declaration at the time of making the donation, unlike premium SMS that requires supporters to make an additional registration.Donations can be made using any credit or debit card and there are no limits to the amount that can be donated.The paythru system is Level 1 PCI DSS compliant so is able to store charity supporters’ details, meaning that future donations can be made without the need to re-enter card details. Supporters can access their account using a PIN and password.According to an Ofcom Market Survey of August 2010, 26.5% of the UK population owns a smart phone and 13.5 million people are using them to access the internet.Lisa Williams at NSPCC, said: “We have a highly structured process for collecting the donations that are so critical for the work that the NSPCC does and the ubiquity of the mobile phone means that it makes a great fundraising channel for us. paythru’s system makes donating easy and secure for supporters and means that we can give them the choice to donate when and where it is convenient for them.”www.paythru.com 64 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Digital mobile Howard Lake | 10 September 2010 | News
News October 29, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News The Ivorian press is already in full election campaign although the presidential election initially scheduled for 29 November has been postponed (without a new date so far being set), Reporters Without Borders found during a visit to Côte d’Ivoire last month that included meetings with President Laurent Gbagbo and the staff of many newspapers.Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard and Africa desk officer Ambroise Pierre visited Abidjan from 9 to 11 November to evaluate the current media situation and recommend measures to guarantee press freedom ahead of the elections.They urged media executives and journalists to behave professionally and encouraged regulatory bodies to respect diverse political views. They also announced that Reporters Without Borders would monitor the media’s performance during the election campaign, both quantitatively (distribution of airtime) and qualitatively (coverage of each candidate).“The date of the presidential election may have been postponed but the press is already in election campaign mode,” Reporters Without Borders said. “In the run-up to an electoral period that will be delicate and decisive, we urge the media to show more respect for journalistic ethics and to defend editorial independence.” The press freedom organisation added: “We have not forgotten the excesses of the past – including verbal abuse and calls for the ransacking of premises – in both the print media and state television. This must not recur.” RSF_en Receive email alerts Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica Help by sharing this information Organisation Reports The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Côte d’IvoireAfrica RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections December 9, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “The press is already in full election campaign”: Reporters Without Borders alerts President Gbagbo to go further Diverse but poor quality mediaThe variety of publications in Abidjan is striking but their quality is very uneven. Newspapers tend to run sensationalist stories and often announce “investigations” or “special reports” with little substance. For example, the 11 November issue of the weekly Le Temps Hebdo announced that its next issue would contain an “explosive report” entitled: “Côte d’Ivoire presidential election – What France is preparing for election day. How Paris intends to give power to Ouattara. The fate reserved for Laurent Gbagbo and Konan Bédié.” But the report turned out to contain no credible information.Ivorian officials complained about the media’s poor quality to Reporters Without Borders. “I prefer a press that is mediocre as a result of its own shortcomings rather than outside control,” President Gbagbo told Reporters Without Borders. Communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané said: “Press freedom is being defended at the expense of quality.”Recognising that the economic environment for the press is difficult, the communication minister welcomed the adoption of a collective agreement that is supposed to help journalists and ensure that a media assistance fund is operational. But the media had a completely different view of this development. Several of them said they had not yet received any state assistance and did not think the collective agreement was workable. Print runs are relatively low – the total number of newspapers being sold nowadays is about the same as the print run of the state-owned Fraternité Matin alone 10 or 15 years ago – and distribution within the country is problematic.Reporters Without Borders was disappointed to confirm in Abidjan that the Press Freedom, Ethics and Conduct Observatory (OLPED) – a unique and interesting experiment in self-regulation – is no longer functioning.Media already in campaign modeUsually described by observers as “poor” or “second-rate,” the Ivorian press is above all partisan. The so-called “blue” press (the dailies Notre Voie and Le Temps and the weekly Le Temps Hebdo) support President Gbagbo and the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), while the “green” press (the daily Le Nouveau Réveil and the weekly Le Repère) backs former President Henri Konan Bédié and the opposition Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Party (PDCI). The daily Nord-Sud is owned by the allies of Prime Minister Guillaume Soro of the former rebel New Forces (FN) while the daily Le Patriote supports former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara and the opposition Rally of the Republicans (RDR). As 2009 draws to an end, the print media are already getting vicious. Shortly after Nord-Sud described Bédié as a “stray dog,” Le Nouveau Réveil responded with the headline “Presidential election: Soro talks crap after his visit to China,” for which it was sanctioned by the National Press Council. While Reporters Without Borders was in Abidjan, Notre Voie had the headline “Bédié sows hate and demagoguery” on 11 November, two days after Le Patriote referred to Gbagbo as the “king of false promises” and accused the FPI of “underhand dealing.”As regards broadcasting, the Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI), an NGO alliance, issued a statement on 1 December condemning the “complete lack of balance in the distribution of air-time among parties and politicians and civil society (…) during the pre-electoral period.” It said the ruling FPI and other pro-Gbagbo organisations were getting “better coverage” on the state-owned TV station RTI. The opposition’s activities “are not sufficiently covered,” said CSCI national coordinator Patrick N’Gouan. The opposition PDCI previously denounced the state media’s takeover by ruling party hacks while the opposition RDR demanded “equal treatment” for candidates. From RTI airtime reports provided by the National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA), Reporters Without Borders was able to establish that in September, for example, the ruling FPI got more coverage than the PDCI and the RDR combined. Another hour or so of airtime was given to movements that support political parties, of which almost all were movements calling for Gbagbo’s reelection such as the Movement of Côte d’Ivoire Teachers who Love Gbagbo Laurent (MICIAGLA), the I Love Gbagbo Movement (MJG), the Fromager Youth Movement for a Gbagbo Victory (MJFV) and Elect Gbagbo in the First Round (GEPTO).Northern media and liberalisation of broadcastingSeveral of the people Reporters Without Borders met referred to the fact that RTI does not cover all of Côte d’Ivoire and that “pirate” radio and TV stations belonging to the former rebels have emerged in the north. On 1 December, the CNCA announced decision No. 2009-07 “putting an immediate stop to all unauthorised television broadcasting in the centre, north and west” and requiring radio stations in these regions “to regularize their legal status within 30 days.” The former rebels immediately rejected the CNCA decision and said their stations would keep broadcasting.When Reporters Without Borders asked President Gbagbo about opening up television to the private sector, he undertook to do it if reelected. “Yes, we will do it, I can assure you, but not now because it is not the right time. First of all, we have to proceed to elections calmly. Opening up television is not possible at the moment because it would definitely lead to excesses on the air. This is too delicate a period. But afterwards, yes, we will do it.”———-The Reporters Without Borders delegation met President Laurent Gbagbo and communication minister Ibrahim Sy Savané; members of the National Council for Audiovisual Communication (CNCA) and National Press council (CNP); the chairman of the board of RadioTélévision Ivoirienne (RTI); the management and staff of Fraternité Matin, Notre Voie, Nord-Sud, Le Patriote, Le Nouveau Réveil, L’Intelligent d’Abidjan and the Olympe press group (Soir Info, L’Inter and Star Magazine); and the campaign staff of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI) and the Rally of the Republicans (RDR), the party of former Prime Minister Alassane Dramane Ouattara.The meeting with the campaign staff of the Côte d’Ivoire Democratic Party (PDCI) of former President Henri Konan Bédié (now an opposition candidate) was postponed. Reporters Without Borders also met with the spokesman of the Truth for Guy-André Kieffer Collective, the head of the Journalists for Transparent Elections Observatory (OIJET), the head of the political section of the European Commission delegation, and two representatives of the Ivorian Civil Society Convention (CSCI). October 16, 2020 Find out more