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Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Power surge: Stuart Hogg and Braam Steyn (Getty Images) Autumn Nations Cup Italy v Scotland PreviewItaly v Scotland in the Autumn Nations Cup: A new competition, a familiar fixture, a venue the Scots don’t know, on a streaming service embracing elite rugby union for the first time.But the Scots’ tails are up after finally getting a significant win in Wales. Now with this new Test tournament coming centre stage, there are some possible permutations to consider.The Azzurri welcome Scotland to Italy for the 14th time, looking to draw matches their at seven wins apiece – and with this match in Florence, where Italy have beaten Georgia and the Springboks in recent years and where Scotland have never played, Italy will hope to spring a surprise on the visitors.With injuries to their two frontline fly-halves, Finn Russell and Adam Hastings, Scotland call upon Duncan Weir, though. You may remember him dropping a goal against Italy in 2014 to snatch a last-gasp win by a point. The Worcester ten is back for his first start since 2016.Opposite him is 20-year-old ten Paolo Garbisi, who’s only making his third ever Test appearance. His last outing was about as gentle as an avalanche with the white crush of an England team hunting a Six Nations title last week. But the week before – on debut – he scored 12 points and got an intercept try against an Ireland side who took their eye off the ball. Garbisi and Trulla started against Scotland U20 in Feb #Italrugby… Largo, arriva @JakePolledri! @autumnnations #insieme #rugbypassioneitaliana pic.twitter.com/YXfNQJm8z7— Italrugby (@Federugby) November 10, 2020Scotland should carry a greater threat at the back with quicksilver captain Stuart Hogg and his workaholic wingers (though Hogg’s opposite man, Matteo Minozzi is no slouch either).But really the attention-grabber will be the back-row battle. Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie and Hamish Watson are in devilish form right now while Italy’s Jake Polledri has the same energy as a bull in a grenade factory. Flying in at his side will be Seb Negri and Braam Steyn – hardly shy and retiring.Scotland are of course favourites. We will see which pack enjoys the favour of the all-English team of match officials.Related: Autumn Nations Cup refereesWhat’s the big team news?For the hosts, Calvisano wing Jacopo Trulla comes in for his debut. And there could be another for Gloucester’s Stephen Varney from the bench too. Their friend Garbisi has clearly blazed a trail – the fly-half got his first start against England at the end of the Six Nations and looks set to be allowed to grow on the Test stage. — Russ Petty (@rpetty80) November 12, 2020In the December issue of Rugby World, lock Niccolo Cannone considered the prospect of playing in his home town of Florence, saying: To play in your home city for your country is an absolute dream.” Well it comes true this weekend.Meanwhile, Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend makes four changes from the Six Nations win in Wales – with the return of Duncan Weir the headline.Stuart McInally replaces Fraser Brown at hooker, with the latter hurting himself in training. A replacement last week, George Horne was also hurt in training, and so Exeter’s Sam Hidalgo-Clyne comes onto the bench for his first involvement since 2018.Centre Sam Johnson and wing Duhan van der Merwe both start, with James Lang and Blair Kinghorn dropping to the bench.Any interesting statistics?20 seconds – the amount of time left on the match clock when Duncan Weird slotted a drop-goal to beat Italy 21-20 in Rome in 2014.The last time Italy played in Florence they won by 11 points – beating Georgia 28-17. They also beat South Africa there in 2016, by 20-18.Scotland have won the last eight meetings between these two.Italy No 8 Jake Polledri beat five defenders against England in the last round of the Six Nations.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Italy v Scotland, Saturday 14 November, Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence.The match kicks off at 12.45 and will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime. There is also live match commentary on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 5 live.If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, check out our guide to Autumn Nations Cup coverage around the world.Referee Luke Pearce heads up an all-English officiating team, with Karl Dickson and Christophe Ridley his assistant, and veteran official Wayne Barnes the TMO.What are the line-ups?Italy: Matteo Minozzi; Jacopo Trulla, Marco Zanon, Carlo Canna, Mattia Bellini; Paolo Garbisi, Marcello Violi; Danilo Fischetti, Luca Bigi (captain), Giosue Zilocchi, Marco Lazzaroni, Niccolo Cannone, Seb Negri, Braam Steyn, Jake Polledri.Replacements: Leonardo Ghiraldini, Simone Ferrari, Pietro Ceccarelli, Johan Meyer, Maxime Mbanda, Stephen Varney, Tommaso Allan, Federico Mori.Scotland: Stuart Hogg (captain); Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Duncan Weir, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Johnny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Blade Thomson.Replacements: George Turner, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Nick Haining, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, James Lang, Blair Kinghorn. 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Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA By ACNS staffPosted May 28, 2014 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit an Event Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Asia Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Archbishop Welby receives a warm welcome in Pakistan Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby meets local Christians in Pakistan. Photo: Diocese of Raiwand[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Justin Welby has received a warm welcome from the Church of Pakistan on the first day of his visit there.Accompanied by his wife Caroline and two staff members, Archbishop Welby spent time with the Church’s bishop, their spouses and other members of the Church.He met Governor of Punjab Mohammed Sarwar who, before becoming governor, was Britain’s first Muslim MP. Archbishop Welby also met other non-religious leaders.In the evening he and his guests were treated to a culture event staged by the young people from the Church of Pakistan.More photos are available here. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Archbishop of Canterbury,
Bishop Chet Talton, retired suffragan of Los Angeles, center, celebrates the opening Eucharist at the Union of Black Episcopalians 2019 conference on July 22 at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los AngelesThe 51st annual business meeting of the Union of Black Episcopalians opened July 22 in Los Angeles with spirited worship celebrating the African diaspora’s rich musical and cultural heritage, and with standing ovations and sustained applause for three African American women recently elected diocesan bishops.The Los Angeles Episcopal Chorale performed a choral prelude, “Especially Do I Believe in the Negro Race,” authored by W.E.B. Du Bois, recalling African Americans’ early struggles for equal rights. Du Bois, a founder of the NAACP in 1909, authored the credo with Margaret Bonds, one of the first black composers and performers to gain widespread recognition in the United States. The credo calls for pride of race, peace, liberty, equal education and patience.The Africa in America dance ensemble performs a prelude at the July 22 opening Eucharist. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles.Rousing drumming and dynamic dancing brought several hundred worshippers to their feet as the Africa in America Ensemble of dancers and drummers led a procession of bishops, clergy and lay leaders into the Romanesque-style St. John’s Cathedral near downtown Los Angeles. The two-hour worship service in Swahili, English and Spanish also included original musical offerings, a Swahili psalm of praise and a Nigerian musical rendition of the Nicene Creed.West Tennessee Bishop Phoebe Roaf, guest preacher at the 7 p.m. Eucharist, noted the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first African slaves in the British colony of Virginia, along with the continuing struggles today in the church and society.“The unique experiences of black folk have uniquely prepared us for such a time as this. The work is hard, it’s challenging and it’s life-giving,” Roaf said, echoing the conference theme, “Preparing the Way for Such a Time as This: Many People, One Lord!!”The challenges also present opportunities for ministry and building bridges and partnerships.“As we continue to fight and struggle for the rights of black folks, remember this is bigger than us,” Roaf said. “There are a lot of other folks struggling, too. So, where are we, when it comes to assisting our immigrant brothers and sisters?Bishop Phoebe Roaf, newly ordained and consecrated in the Diocese of West Tennessee, preaches at the opening Eucharist on July 22. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles“Where are we when it comes to maintaining the health of this planet Earth, our fragile home? Where are we when it comes to the issues facing our LGBTQIA brothers and sisters? Even if racial discrimination were eliminated from this church and this nation tomorrow … our work would not be done because, as Dr. Martin Luther King said, none of us is free as long as one of us is not free.”Evoking laughter and applause, she added: “Black folk have been advocating for full equality in our beloved church and this (country), our home — notwithstanding what other people may think of where we’re going back to.” Roaf was referring to recent tweets in which President Donald Trump told four congresswomen of color who have been critical of him to “go back” to where they came from. “I don’t know about you, but I am home,” she said.Roaf, ordained bishop on May 4, is one of three African American women consecrated diocesan bishops within the past year. Newark Bishop Carlye J. Hughes was consecrated Sept. 22, and Colorado Bishop Kym Lucas was consecrated May 18, bringing to five the number of African American women bishops in The Episcopal Church.Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows became the first African American female diocesan bishop when she was consecrated in 2017. Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle Harris, consecrated in 2003, succeeded Bishop Barbara Harris, whose 1989 consecration made her the first woman and first African American woman bishop in The Episcopal Church.Remembering lessons of the past; healing hearts todayDuring a welcome to conference attendees, Los Angeles Bishop John Taylor recalled that UBE was born at St. Philip’s Church in Harlem in February 1968, a year “when plenty of fresh political hay was made by leveraging voters against one another on the basis of race.”Remembering the lessons learned that tumultuous year, in which both King and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated amid great civil unrest, “enables us to better understand times like this,” he said.The Union of Black Episcopalians gathers for the July 22 opening Eucharist of its 2019 annual conference at St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles. Photo: Janet Kawamoto/Diocese of Los Angeles“We are many peoples, many cultures, many languages, from many nations gathered under the wing of one Lord, collecting our promise of freedom and justice in one nation under God. So, if someone says to any of us, ‘Go back where you came from,’ we follow that instruction to the letter. We come here,” Taylor said, referring to the historic cathedral’s altar.“This is where we come … to fortify ourselves and go out and play our indispensable role in healing the heart of America and the world.”UBE President Annette Buchanan said the conference theme was chosen to reflect the rich cultural diversity of the African diaspora and to pay homage to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Africans on this continent.The goal of the conference is “to prepare ourselves to face all of the issues in our nation,” she added. “At times, it feels like we are reliving some experiences of the past. We must fortify and sustain ourselves to be recommitted to the fight ahead for many in our community.“These are very dangerous times,” she said. “These are very disappointing times. We see some of the gains we’ve made are eroding.”‘Preparation, renewal, sustenance’West Tennessee’s Roaf echoed themes of preparation, renewal and sustenance.“Let’s take advantage of the rest of this week, of the time we have together to really come away with some action plans for things to take home,” she told the gathering, which includes Episcopalians from across the United States, the Caribbean and Central America.Citing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s “Way of Love” spiritual practices and the racial healing aspects of “Becoming Beloved Community” as resources, she added: “There truly is work to be done.”“The past few years have uncovered a level of hatred far greater than I ever imagined from my fellow American citizens,” Roaf said. “These are scary times we’re living in. We need to acknowledge it and not be paralyzed by it.”Transformation is key, she added.“The bottom line, brothers and sisters, is that our church and our world will be transformed once we are transformed. Our transformation … is the first step in our work of racial reconciliation and social justice.”The conference continues through July 26.Workshops and plenaries range from multicultural liturgy to spirituality and sexuality, opportunities for ministry, Black Lives Matter and issues of mental health.The Most Rev. Julio Murray of Panama, primate of Central America, is expected to celebrate a 7 p.m. Eucharist on Tuesday, July 23, also to be held at St. John’s Cathedral.Curry is expected to preach at a youth and young adult service at 7 p.m. July 24 at All Saints Church in Pasadena. The service will be live-streamed at allsaints-pas.org/live-stream.– The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. She is based in Los Angeles. 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Houses Architects: Tomás Amat Estudio de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTomás Amat Estudio de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEldaSpainPublished on November 14, 2017Cite: “Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda Studio” [Villa ZüV / Tomás Amat + Pablo Belda] 14 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Adviser For Concrete Specification:Henk Oude KempersEnvironmental And Hydraulic Services:Gebr.Van HoutFenestration:TGMSwimming And Reflecting Pools:LoTecJoinery, Cabinetry And Furniture:ReteraLandscape Strategy:Studio DiekemaLandscape Planting:Jacques van LeukenEnvironmental:Gebr.Van HoutHydraulic Services:Gebr.Van HoutCity:WaalreCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rory GardinerRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A recently completed family residence situated within a forested Dune landscape, in Waalre, outside of Eindhoven, in the Netherlands.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetBackgroundWaalre is a municipality and town in the province of North Brabant in the Southern Netherlands, immediately south of the city of Eindhoven. Known as the Groenfontein (Green Fountain) Waalre maintains a civic policy to provide a diverse tree population in streets and lanes. The extensively forested fir tree woodland which gives the area its essential character is the result of an historic forestation regime to provide timber for supporting shafts in the Limburg coal mines.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetAnton and Gerard Philips had chosen Eindhoven in 1891 as the home of Koninklijke Philips, the Dutch technology company, even though the Philips family came from Zaltbommel, 50 kilometres north of Eindhoven. The company grew spectacularly during the early 20th Century and constantly needed additional employees. In order to be able to attract top managers from other areas in Holland (the Randstad) Philips decided to buy large pieces of woodland outside the city, in neighbouring Waalre. These plots were “given” to top managers who often came from Amsterdam, Rotterdam and other cities in Holland and abroad. In those days Eindhoven was still a relatively small town and not seen as very attractive. A senior position at Philips combined with a very cheap plot of land in a fantastic area (the forests of Waalre) was an interesting proposition and incentive, the result being that an elite group of Philips managers built houses in Waalre during the late 50’s and early 60’s.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetA 7,000m2 parcel of land, dominated by conifers and an ancient sand dune, which eventually became the site for Villa Waalre, was formerly occupied by a House, for Frans Otten, the son in law of Anton Philips. Designed by Louis Christiaan Kalff, 1897-1976, the distinguished Design Director of Phillips, the Otten House and landscape, completed in 1961, was one of a series designed by Kalff for Philips senior managers.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerLouis Kalff and his Philips design team were instrumental in designing the lighting for many of the World’s great Fairs Including the 1929 Barcelona world exposition. Kalff is also renowned for bringing together Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenakis and Edgar Varese to produce the Poème Electronique and Philips World Expo Pavilion, for the Brussels Fair in 1958 and Philips Evoluon in 1966, an Interactive Science Museum reminsicent of Ralph Tubbs 1951 Dome of Discovery.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetNew VillaEarly in the design process, it was clear that the position of the original Kalff Villa was the most favourable location for the new project. The sand dune along the western boundary, original vegetation and garden planted 50 years ago as part of the Kalff scheme, influenced decisions relating to placement, orientation towards the sun, and form for the new VillaSave this picture!Ground floor planThe local planning authority were aware of the history and context of the original house, and advised that if the design of the new building eclipsed the quality of the original, the proposal would be supported.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe new architecture takes advantage of key natural features, creating a specific and special exterior and interior relationship with the environment.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetVilla Waalre covers an enclosed area of approximately 1200m2 over four levels. Two levels are evident in the landscape. Living spaces, divided by a series of north-south transverse walls, occupy the ground plane. Bedrooms and gallery spaces occupy an east-west spanning rectangular structure that rests across the landscape and living area walls. A “drivethrough” tunnels under the western dune, creating a large carport and access to the street beyond. A 25 metre long volume under the ground plane contains a swimming pool. The “grotto” like pool volume is punctuated by shafts that draw light from above roof level.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetFundamental to the project was the decision to reflect the textural quality of the bark of the fir trees on the site in the primary building material. Titanium dioxide enhanced white reinforced concrete, which forms all exterior and interior vertical surfaces, is imprinted with the texture and silhouette of roughly sawn fir boards, in a module of 150mm. This module is continued in all exterior and interior joinery elements, which are crafted from similar fir board to those used as the concrete formwork. In subtle contrast to the textured vertical Concrete surfaces, Jura Stone slabs are used on all floors, and articulated bathroom elements are formed from Statuario Marble.Save this picture!1st floor planIn total, 1660 cubic metres or 4150 metric tonnes of concrete has been used in the project. The thermally separated outer and inner concrete structural walls are articulated to allow for structural and thermal movement, and expressed construction joints are strategically located to further register the planar and volumetric qualities of the project. The combination of the rigorous and comprehensive application of board imprinted concrete and simplified tectonic form produce a legible, sculptural, liveable and environmentally responsive form.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe building’s environmental performance was an essential part of the design of the project, and balances both active and passive means to create a highly efficient building. Commercially available systems were adapted specifically to enable a fully integrated services design compatible with the architecture and the budget.Save this picture!© Rory GardinerThe building is orientated such that the main living, kitchen and bedroom spaces are south facing and contain large glazed openings. The structure provides thermal mass with concrete cavity walls reaching 700mm at their thickest and high levels of insulation. These passive measures are used in combination with a ground source heat pump drawing from 16 boreholes in the landscape and a heat recovery central heating boiler which provide heat for the underfloor heating and water. Underfloor cooling is employed between the swimming pool below ground and the main house above to minimise heat gain. Air treatment technology and mechanical ventilation throughout facilitate further regulation of the internal environment.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetA significant proportion of the essential energy requirements are provided by a photovoltaic array of 40 Suntech modules. The client can monitor and maintain all systems and their internal comfort levels using tablet and smart phone demand-based control technology.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetThe 25 metre long subterranean swimming pool, external plunge pool with movable floor and reflecting pools are treated with smallest amount of chemicals, so that there is no smell of chlorine, and each pool is constructed with a minimum number of discretely located outlets. The “fresh” water quality is achieved through a combination of turnover and filtration principles, and carefully monitored backwash time and frequency. The temperature of each pool may be individually regulated and the movable floor to the exterior plunge pool allows it to act as either a plunge pool, to become a shallow reflective pool or the floor can act as a pool cover and courtyard surface at the highest level.Save this picture!© Hélène BinetProject gallerySee allShow lessHotel Jakarta / SeARCHSelected ProjectsSeascape Lembongan / Word of Mouth HouseSelected Projects Share Projects Houses The Netherlands ArchDaily Structural Engineers: Project Management: Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898866/villa-waalre-russell-jones Clipboard Electrical Services: Royal Haskoning “COPY” CopyHouses, Sustainability•Waalre, The Netherlands Mansveld Photographs Villa Waalre / Russell JonesSave this projectSaveVilla Waalre / Russell Jones Arup Year: Manufacturers: Kolen Main Contractor: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/898866/villa-waalre-russell-jones Clipboard Photographs: Hélène Binet, Rory Gardiner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Villa Waalre / Russell Jones Save this picture!© Hélène Binet+ 34Curated by María Francisca González Share 2018 Architects: Russell Jones Area Area of this architecture project BurgtBouw CopyAbout this officeRussell JonesOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainabilityWaalreThe NetherlandsPublished on July 30, 2018Cite: “Villa Waalre / Russell Jones” 30 Jul 2018. 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Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Sergei Naumov, an independent journalist based in the western city Urgench, and calls on the authorities to say where and why they are holding him. He has been missing since 21 September, when he phoned a friend to say he had been arrested. “We are especially worried about Naumov because the highly sensitive stories he covers could result in the worst kind of reprisal in such a repressive country as Uzbekistan,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His arrest could be the realization of the many warnings he has received threatening dire consequences if he did not stop.“If it is confirmed that Naumov is accused of robbery, this will undoubtedly be the latest of many cases of trumped-up charges being brought against independent journalists.”Naumov managed to call a colleague at around 6 p.m. on 21 September to say he had been arrested. But he did not have time to say where he was being transferred or why he had been arrested.The independent Central Asian news agency Ferghana said he was arrested at around 5 p.m. at his home in Urgench, capital of the western province of Khorezm. Friends have enquired at all of the city’s police stations, the prosecutor’s office and at the National Security Service (SNB) without finding at any trace of him.According to information from sources that could not be confirmed officially, he is accused of snatching a gold chain from a woman at the city’s station.Naumov has been tireless in his coverage of very sensitive stories such as use of forced labour in cotton farming and the region’s environmental problems. He has worked for years for Ferghana, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the newspaper Ecologicial Security and Citizen Initiative and the Russian magazine Politzhurnal.The winner of several media awards, he also works with human rights organizations and has participated in projects aimed at developing independent journalism.Naumov has been harassed in the past by the authorities because of these activities. According to IWPR, he was arrested in late August and questioned about his work. Nadejda Ataeva, a human rights defender living in exile, said he had received anonymous telephone and online threats.Ferghana editor in chief Daniil Kislov told Reporters Without Borders: “Sergei Naumov has worked with us on various occasions. We know him to be an honest and upright journalist, a man who deserves respect. I think this trouble could be directly linked to his work as a journalist.”IWPR said he had been investigating the cotton harvest, which began on 16 September, and suggested that the local authorities may have wanted to “isolate” those who had credible information on the subject at a time when a government commission has been sent from Tashkent to look into the situation.Uzbekistan is ranked 164th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. At least nine journalists are currently in Uzbek prisons on trumped-up charges. Reporters Without Borders recently received alarming information about the health of one of them, Solidzhon Abdurakhmanov, who was given a ten-year jail sentence on a drug trafficking charge in 2008. News News Follow the news on Uzbekistan Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Organisation (Photo: Ferghana) UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption to go further News May 11, 2021 Find out more September 23, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist missing after calling to say he was arrested New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News February 11, 2021 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more
Gardaí to remove wandering horses from roadside Failure to control horses will lead to loss of life Facebook Twitter A Dog is not just for Christmas but sadly for some it is TAGSanimal welfaredog sheltergreyhoundsIrish Timeskill rateLawlimerickLimerick Animal WelfareLimerick City and County CouncilMarion FitzgibbonneuterParvopoundsput downre-homedreclaimedspaystatistics Email Print Dogs Trust announce inaugural Dogs Trustival WhatsApp Previous articleMary Harney is new University of Limerick ChancellorNext articleTaoiseach to provide plenty of food for thought Editor Linkedin Advertisement 243 of the 645 dogs taken in to the Limerick Dog Shelter in 2016 were put down, representing a kill rate of more than three times the national average.Figures released by the Department of Rural and Community Development to the Irish Times show that the shelter, which is operated by Limerick City and County Council, put down 37.5 per cent of the dogs it received in 2016, compared to a national rate of 12.1 per cent. The rate in Dublin was 3.8 per cent.The local authorities with the next highest euthanasia rates were Kerry with 25.5 per cent and Tipperary with 24.4 per cent.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Of the 645 dogs taken in by the council during 2016, 243 were put down and 151 were re-homed or reclaimed by their owners. A further 251 were transferred to animal welfare groups.During 2016, Irish pounds took in 12,549 dogs of which 1,522 were put down and 63 died by natural causes.By law, dogs taken in by local authority shelters must be kept for at least five days before being put down, although they are usually held for longer while attempts are made to find them a new home.“Limerick City and County Council is acutely aware of the number of dogs euthanised in 2016 was out of sync with national statistics,” a council spokesman told The Irish Times.“We have introduced new measures including additional resources to address this and we have seen our social media channel [Facebook] operating much more effectively. Our contacts with animal rescue groups have also been improved.”The council said these improvements resulted in almost 85 per cent of its dogs being rehomed or reclaimed in 2017.“Limerick City and County Council investigates all possible avenues before deciding to euthanise any dog,” the spokesman said. “Due to the age or difficult temperament of individual dogs, it is not always possible to rehome every animal. Also, some dogs may be unwell and are euthanised on welfare grounds.”The council said it also took in a higher proportion of greyhounds than most other local authorities, adding, “Unfortunately greyhounds are difficult to rehome in Ireland.”Marion Fitzgibbon of Limerick Animal Welfare, a charity that works with the pound, agreed the situation had been improving but said Limerick faced particular challenges because of the “huge” amount of dogs in circulation and because many people cannot afford to neuter or spay their pets.“The cost of spaying can be anything from €150 to €180. It could cost you your entire money for a week to spay a bitch.”She said recent rules have also stopped over-the-counter pharmacy sales of vaccinations, meaning dogs must be brought to a veterinary clinic, which is typically more expensive.“We’ve had two outbreaks of Parvo virus recently. Actually our kennel is currently closed because of viruses. And it’s all because of the huge amount of dogs in circulation and no large-scale neutering or spaying programmes.”More local authority news here RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another side to the story of Limerick’s urban horses NewsLimerick dog shelter had three times average kill rateBy Editor – January 10, 2018 4300 New political party to launch in Limerick