12 Jul

United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (UBA.ng)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

17 Jun

The Climber’s Refuge / LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955842/the-climbers-refuge-lca-architetti-luca-compri-architetti Clipboard Projects Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/955842/the-climbers-refuge-lca-architetti-luca-compri-architetti Clipboard Photographs:  Simone BossiSave this picture!© Simone BossiText description provided by the architects. The project, called Chalet Blanc, was born from the idea of a young couple who decided to build a small sustainable chalet at the foot of the Cervino. The building is made with a prefabricated wooden structure and reinterprets the ancient chalet in a contemporary way. The volume of the house is characterised by the inverted “W” roof, which is a tribute to the skyline and the majesty of the peaks that crown the valley, and represents the attempt to initiate a direct dialogue with the wonder of the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© Simone BossiThe broken line of the roof is taken up, in plan, by the design of the balconies, creating an organic design as a whole. The elevations are treated differently from each other, depending on the orientation and internal functions of the building. The openings of the rooms and the large windows of the social spaces on the top floor open to the south.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!SectionAll the rooms have access to the terraces designed in a zig zag pattern, partially shaded by wooden brise soleil. To the northwest, to protect the chalet from the harsh climate, the facades are decidedly more closed, with no large openings and protrusions. On these sides, the walls are distinguished with rhythmic ribs that are made with vertical wooden beams. The windows and the respective frames vary in size and open more freely and asymmetrically, framing glimpses of the landscape. Finally, the east facade is recognisable by the large loggia and frame around it on the attic floor.Save this picture!© Simone BossiThe wooden structure of the building rests on a masonry base finished externally with dry stone. The base, in addition to housing a three-room apartment, is intended for garage, technical room and ski storage. Access to the accommodation is on the north side on the first level; you are immediately greeted by a small living room that also serves as a hall. On the same floor we find on one side a first bedroom and on the other side a spa with whirlpool tub, emotional showers, a relaxation room, sauna and Turkish bath. The wellness area overlooks the garden and the large stone-paved solarium.Save this picture!© Simone BossiThe upper floor is intended exclusively for the reception with the presence of 4 bedrooms, all with bathroom and large windows facing south; the top floor is characterized by large windows overlooking the valley and the high mountains that surround it; in this space there is the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and a large fireplace with a stone seat and a raw iron chimney; on the east side a covered loggia is intended for a convivial space for reading and contemplation. The architecture has a sustainable soul. The chalet was built using mostly natural materials from renewable sources, such as wood that has reduced consumption and very low CO2 emissions.Save this picture!© Simone BossiThe architecture is balanced and in harmony with the context that welcomes it; the facades and volumes are characterized by the variation of solids and voids and by the vibrating in the light of the wooden brise soleil and of the vertical beams that draw the north side. The attempt was to work with the aim of creating a building in close dialogue with the mountains, which would keep domestic and welcoming spaces inside; environments with a high degree of internal comfort, made with natural and ecological materials.Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessWest Coast Modernism: LA’s New Class of Single Family HomesArticlesPompidou Center to Close Completely for Renovations during 3 yearsArchitecture News Share Year:  2021 The Climber’s Refuge / LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeLCA Architetti / luca compri architettiOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookBreuil-CerviniaItalyPublished on January 28, 2021Cite: “The Climber’s Refuge / LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti” 28 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Italy CopyHouses•Breuil-Cervinia, Italy Photographs Architects: LCA Architetti / luca compri architetti Area Area of this architecture project Area:  890 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” The Climber’s Refuge / LCA Architetti / luca compri architettiSave this projectSaveThe Climber’s Refuge / LCA Architetti / luca compri architettiSave this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 28Curated by María Francisca González Sharelast_img read more

12 Jun

Two journalists died in prison camp

first_img September 14, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists died in prison camp Campaigns July 6, 2020 Find out more News to go further November 18, 2019 Find out more North KoreaAsia – Pacific As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency Help by sharing this information North KoreaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on North Koreacenter_img News Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders has learned from a former North Korean political prisoner that two North Korean journalists died in 2001 in Yoduk “Kwan-Li-So” N°15 (Reeducation Centre), a prison camp located in the east of the country.“Yes, there were several journalists in this camp because, as intellectuals with access to information from the outside world, they were the first to criticise the regime,” said Jung Gwang-il, a former Yoduk detainee. “I am convinced that many journalists are still being held in harsh conditions in North Korea’s camps.”Reporters Without Borders would like to pay homage to Kim Kyungcheon, a cameraman with the state propaganda TV station Chosun Jungang, who died aged 60 as a result of the injuries received during a forced labour accident in Yoduk in May 2001. He had been arrested in March 2000 for criticising Kim Jong-il’s personality cult. Most Yoduk detainees have to fell trees and chop wood in difficult and dangerous conditions in winter.“Kim Kyungcheon continued to criticise the regime, although that was dangerous,” Jung told Reporters Without Borders. “He would often say: ‘Why aren’t images of the people dying of hunger shown on TV?’ or ‘Our constitution gives us press freedom but nothing is respected in practice.’ He paid dearly for his criticism. The camp director often shouted him out, saying, ‘We ought to kill you right now.’ After breaking his leg, he was taken to the camp infirmary. He died of his injuries a few days later. We had to dig his grave with our bare hands. His family was not told he had died.”We also pay homage to Chosun Jungang reporter Cha Gwangho, who died in the same camp in December 2001, at the age of 65, as a result of malnutrition. He had been held since January 1999 for criticising the Kim Jong-il regime. After being injured while doing forced labour, his rations were reduced on the grounds that he was no longer productive. Prisoners are rationed to just one bowl of soup a day and have to supplement their diet by eating plants, rats or frogs in order to survive.“For lack of information, the fate of tens of thousands of North Korean prisoners of conscience is largely neglected by the international community,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The revelation that two journalists died at the start of the last decade, as so many others have done, should stimulate the United Nations to press harder for the closure of North Korea’s concentration camps.”Jung gave us a detailed description of Yoduk. It consists of huts housing thousands of prisoners, men and women, who are subjected to forced labour. It is surrounded by barbed-wire fencing and guarded by about 1,000 armed men. The camp is divided into two areas, the “total-control zone” for those who have been given life sentences, and the “revolutionizing zone” for those who have a chance of being released.Jung and his colleagues in an NGO called Free the North Korean Gulag have identified 250 people who are being held in this camp for political crimes. They include civil servants, workers, soldiers, writers, businessmen, students and for example a diplomat who was arrested for meeting with South Koreans while assigned to Paris in the late 1990s. It is estimated that, in all, at least 200,000 people are currently being held in North Korea’s concentration camps and “reeducation centres.”The North Korean constitution defines political prisoners as people who have committed crimes against the state, including those who have conspired to overthrow the government or to incite subversive revolts. News April 1, 2020 Find out more Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad RSF_en last_img read more

12 Jun

“DRC transition won’t be historic if journalists continue to be attacked”

first_img News News February 18, 2021 Find out more The DRC is ranked 154th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo In his inaugural address yesterday, President Tshisekedi promised to promote the media and turn them into a “fourth estate.” He also said he would work to ensure respect for fundamental rights and would launch a “campaign to raise awareness among those in positions of authority.” Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders Help by sharing this information Le nouveau président de la RDC, Félix Tshissekedi. AFP/Archives / Luis TATO Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityViolence to go further February 24, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence ImpunityViolence “The historic nature of this first peaceful transition from one president to another will depend in large measure on the new president’s policies and, in particular, whether he protects journalists, the guarantors of democracy and the new era he has promised,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.“As reporters have been among the first victims of police attacks and arbitrary arrests in the DRC, we urge the new authorities to quickly keep the promise to make the security forces aware of the need to respect the rights and freedoms of journalist to do their job to report the news without fear of reprisals.”center_img News Such a campaign is needed urgently. Since his election, RSF and JED have already registered two attacks by police against journalists at demonstrations by supporters of rival presidential candidate Martin Fayulu. In the first, police attacked Stanis Bujakera Tshamala, the deputy editor of the Actualite.cdnews website, in Kinshasa on 21 January. In the second, they attacked TV5 Mondecorrespondent Joseph Amaniin Uvira, in eastern Sud-Kivu province, yesterday. RSF saw more abuses against journalists and the media in the DRC in 2018 than in any other country in sub-Saharan Africa. The 110 registered press freedom violations included 53 arbitrary arrests, 31 acts of violence, six media outlets closed or suspended and many days of Internet cuts. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED), call on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s new president, Félix Tshisekedi, to protect journalists and to end impunity for crimes of violence against the media in what is sub-Saharan Africa’s worst press freedom violator. RSF_en Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian January 25, 2019 “DRC transition won’t be historic if journalists continue to be attacked” Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma The new president’s inauguration was accompanied by the restoration of Internet services, which had been suspended for 21 days during the elections, the restoration of local broadcasting by Radio France Internationaleand the reopening of three TV channels that had supported the opposition to outgoing President Joseph Kabila: Canal Congo Télévision (CCTV), owned by Jean-Pierre Bemba; Nyota TV, owned by Moïse Katumbi; and Jean-Claude Muyambo’s Jua TV. February 16, 2021 Find out more JED secretary-general Tshivis Tshivuadi added: “While hailing this pledge by the new president, we believe that, for journalists to be effective as a fourth estate, thorough and urgent media sector reforms are needed both at the institutional level and in the legislation governing how journalists work. In particular, the process of decriminalizing press offences, adopting the law on access to information, and opening up the national radio and TV broadcaster to all currents of opinion must be accelerated.” Organisation Newslast_img read more

4 Jun

Open call 2014 for Cappamore Arts Studio

first_imgNewsCommunityOpen call 2014 for Cappamore Arts StudioBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 651 by Claire O’BrienSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council encourages recognised cultural practitioners, artists, writers and multi-disciplinary practitioners, to apply for the use of four new Arts Studio Units in Cappamore, Co. Limerick.The Arts Studios are part of Limerick City and County Council’s ongoing cultural strategy to develop the cultural infrastructure of Limerick.The studios attract artists to working in Limerick by encouraging working within a rural context.Limerick Arts Officer Shelia Deegan explained that the addition of studios into this mixed-use development in Cappamore will bring “cultural,community and economic value to Limerick”.She continued that all applicants must be professional practitioners and hold a degree or a diploma from a recognised educational institution or have equivalent professional experience.Applicants must also have been born in or be resident in the Republic of Ireland.Persons in full time education, undergraduate students and full time MA students will not be considered for occupancy.A selection committee will review the applications and based on the material provided makes recommendations to Limerick City and County Council. An interview may form a part of the selection process.The successful applicants will be vetted by An Garda Siochana. Final awarding of the studio units is subject to satisfactory Garda vetting.Full details are available at:http://www.limerick.ie/council/arts-programme-management WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Linkedin TAGSArts &CultureCappamore Arts Studio Print Email Advertisement Previous articleLimerick photographer is recognised internationallyNext articleState must respect freedom of conscience says Bishop of Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

27 May

Five teenagers arrested following more disturbances in Derry

first_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By admin – July 15, 2015 Previous articleRight2Water claim victory as less than half of households pay water billsNext articleMcGlynn & Walshe ready for Ulster battle once again admin Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Five teenagers arrested following more disturbances in Derry Facebook Five teenagers have been arrested in Derry after more disorder in the Leckey Road and Collon Lane area of the City last night.Police say they came under attack with petrol bombs and missiles when they responded to reports of young people setting pallets and rubbish on fire in the Leckey Road and Westland Street areas.Police have confirmed that four boys were arrested in the Westland Street area on suspicion of riotious behaviour, one aged 14 and three aged 16. They were subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.Meanwhile, a 16 year old was arrested in the Collon Lane area on suspicion of disorderly behaviour. He has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service. A crate of petrol bombs and a number of other items were seized by police.Chief Inspector Andy Lemon says the prompt actions of police prevented a repeat of the disorder on Monday night.He urged parents to make it their business to know where their children are, and warned young people involved in disturbances that they risk being arrested and getting a criminal record which could affect their lives for a very long time. 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitterlast_img read more

27 May

Anderson welcomes progress in NW Health Innovation Corridor plans

first_img WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp A programme to promote the North West Health Innovation Corridor has been launched in Derry by the Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray, who was instrumental in the conception of the health corridor and its launch last year.The programme involves collaboration between the University of Massachusetts, the University of Ulster, Letterkenny Institute of Technology and the Clinical Transitional Research and Innovation Centre (C-TRIC) in Derry.One element of it, the M2D2 programme, was launched at Letterkenny IT on Friday by Senator Murray.Northern Ireland MEP Martina Anderson has been involved in the innovation corridor discussions for the past five years, she says the planning is now beginning to bear fruit………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/mtinainnovation.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDad ‘bursting with pride’ at Amy’s statueNext articleGardai appealing for information after weekend van thefts in Clonmany News Highland By News Highland – September 15, 2014 Google+center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNews Twitter Anderson welcomes progress in NW Health Innovation Corridor plans Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

25 May

Update: Detectives believe device discovered in Strabane is viable

first_img Previous articleDonegal GAA Results 08 August 2017Next articleNumber of options to be explored for replacement Logue’s bridge in Ballybofey News Highland Google+ By News Highland – August 8, 2017 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Update: Detectives believe device discovered in Strabane is viable Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Detectives are appealing for information following a report of a suspicious device being thrown through the window of a property at Melmount Villas in Strabane.At approximately 8:50pm last night it was reported to police that a device had been thrown through the window of a property.The device was recovered by an occupant of the house and thrown into a nearby field.Police attended the scene last night and the device was made safe by the ATO and recovered by police for further examination.One home was evacuated during the alert, and police are thankful to the local community for their patience and co-operation whilst they dealt with the device.It’s believed that at this stage that it was a viable device.In a statement Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said that those who left it have clearly no regard for the people living there. This was a reckless attack on the local community, which could have caused serious harm, and am appealing for the community’s support in identifying the perpetrators.Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area to contact detectives at Strand Road Criminal Investigation Branch, by calling 101.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan claims the device lay outside undisturbed for 24 hours, he says questions need to be answered as this posed a very real risk for the entire community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/danielnew.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

25 May

Audio update – Canning, Donaghey and Murray elected in Buncrana

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – May 26, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Three candidates have been elected on the first count in Buncrana, Paul Canning and Rena Donaghey of Fianna Fail, and Jack Murray of Sinn Fein.All three have been speaking to Catherine Gaffney, with Paul Canning saying he had an uphill battle……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/canningelect.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rena Donaghey also faced issues with boundary changes……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/renaelect-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Jack Murray said he believes his running mate will also be elected………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/murryelect-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleMac Giolla Easbuig elected in GlentiesNext articleDonegal U20s disappointed with performance against Tyrone – Gary McDaid News Highland Pinterest Audio update – Canning, Donaghey and Murray elected in Buncrana RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

18 May

Dallas is hot and Chicago’s not: New census data shows population winners and losers

first_imgf11photo/iStock(NEW YORK) — They say everything is bigger in Texas, and when it comes to the populations in some of their biggest cities, the Census Bureau seems to agree.New population estimate data shows that two of the three metropolitan areas in the country that gained the greatest number of people were in Texas, and three Texas metropolitan areas were in the top 10 nationwide for most people added.The growth in the Lone Star State is reflective of larger estimated net population increases in southern and western cities and states, coupled with population decreases in the northeast.In keeping with that trend, the New York-Newark-Jersey City area had its first estimated population decrease in years, according to the Census Bureau information, losing slightly less than 20,000 residents between 2017 and 2018.Other cities that had the most significant decreases in population were Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Pittsburgh.The area that had the largest overall decrease was Puerto Rico, including numeric population decreases in every city on the island.The island as a whole had a population decrease of 129,848 between July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. That time frame includes when Hurricane Maria barreled into the island, causing thousands of deaths and the relocation of many residents.One aspect of the new data that stood out to Sandra Johnson, a Census Bureau demographer, was that the country’s most populous cities were not the ones that experienced the most significant growth.“Though no new metro areas moved into the top 10 largest areas, Phoenix, Seattle, Austin, and Orlando all experienced numeric increases in population since 2010, rivaling growth in areas with much larger populations. This trend is consistent with the overall growth we are seeing in the south and the west,” Johnson said in a statement.Overall, the Census Bureau found there was a positive total net migration in 2018, which means that more people moved into the country than left. The Census Bureau called that gain “roughly equivalent” with the net migration that occurred in 2017.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more