Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) 2006 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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“COPY” “COPY” France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128229/wood-house-in-chatenois-atelier-d-org Clipboard Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128229/wood-house-in-chatenois-atelier-d-org Clipboard Wood House in Châtenois / Atelier d.org Houses Photographs CopyHouses•Châtenois, France Wood House in Châtenois / Atelier d.orgSave this projectSaveWood House in Châtenois / Atelier d.org 2010 Projects Photographs: Stéphane SpachText description provided by the architects. Contrary to the classical buildings of the tertiary sector, the present work is entirely made of wood and natural insulator (cellulose wadding and wood fibre) to highlight the eco-friendly approach of the company. Thanks to the “skin” made of larch scales, the building is singled out and visible in the middle of a small industrial estate at the bottom of the Ortenbourg castle.Save this picture!© Stéphane SpachProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving with Modernity: Brasilia—Chandigarh / Iwan BaanArticles’Trimo Urban Crash’ Competition WinnersArticles Share ArchDaily Architects: Atelier d.org Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Stéphane Spach+ 8 Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier d.orgOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesChâtenoisFrancePublished on April 18, 2011Cite: “Wood House in Châtenois / Atelier d.org” 18 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Projects “COPY” 2016 United States Architects: IwamotoScott Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869286/noe-valley-house-iwamotoscott-architecture Clipboard Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott ArchitectureSave this projectSaveNoe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture Photographs: Bruce Damonte Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Alape, Miele, Pure LightingOwner/Builder:Finbarr CollinsArchitect In Charge:Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto, Sean Canty, Matthew Kendall, Pierre BarralCity:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™DoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. This new four level house on a steep street in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood is designed to respond to opportunities presented by its site and situation, including: the morphology of neighboring infill urban fabric, and possibilities of a walkout rear yard and distant views in the downhill direction to the east and north. The house’s interior is organized around a central lightwell and stairwell. The lightwell is positioned in relation to an existing lightwell of the neighboring house, Situated at the heart of the house, the lightwell and stairwell act together to bring in natural light and views to the sky. They also become the spatial hinge between living/dining and kitchen/family on the main living level, and between kids’ and parents’ bedrooms on the upper sleeping level. Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanThe angled facade is designed to adapt to different setbacks of the neighboring houses, and in response to the downhill views to the northeast. Exterior materials include a wood rainscreen of stained clear cedar vertical boards alternating with blackened spacer boards, aluminum windows with clear cedar casing, and cast-in-place concrete sitework.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteThe lower level has a media room and guest accommodations behind the garage, connected to the rear yard via stairways situated along both sides of the site. The main level is entered a few steps above street level, and houses the Living Room, Dining, Kitchen, Breakfast nook and Family Room in an open arrangement connected with the rear yard. The rear yard acts as an extension of the main living spaces accessed via a large, pocketed sliding glass door opening in the Family Room. The rear yard design incorporates a wood deck, stone tile terrace, built-in benches and fire pit, and a stained cedar fence with built in lighting and planter pockets. Bedrooms and bathrooms are located on the third level and flank the central lightwell and stairwell. The bedrooms have corner windows capturing views to the east. The stairwell culminates at a roof deck on the top level, offering panoramic views toward downtown San Francisco and the Bay.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSustainable design features include a 6000-gallon rainwater capture tank beneath the back yard, integral graywater treatment system, and photovoltaic solar array on the rooftop.Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Name Your Architecture Practice to Improve Your Chances of SuccessArticlesCall for Entries: Future House – Micro HouseBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share ArchDaily Year: Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 31 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869286/noe-valley-house-iwamotoscott-architecture Clipboard CopyHouses•San Francisco, United States Area: 3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeIwamotoScott ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on April 24, 2017Cite: “Noe Valley House / IwamotoScott Architecture” 24 Apr 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Livia Lavenderhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/livia-lavender/ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Into the Light, choreographed by Erika Record of Out on a Limb Dance, Sarah Newton and Laura Barbee. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Livia Lavenderhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/livia-lavender/ Linkedin + posts Student leaders encourage differences at Frog Camp Twitter College admission scandal has no effect on TCU’s admissions integrity Linkedin Livia Lavenderhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/livia-lavender/ Livia Lavenderhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/livia-lavender/ Previous articleDiversity, equity and inclusion not taking a breakNext articleIT plans to upgrade TCU’s telephone system Livia Lavender RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rainy days push stadium construction a month behind schedule Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printStudents who wish to pursue a degree from TCU’s School for Classical and Contemporary Dance must undergo a rigorous admissions process. Photo from SCCD Instagram. To join the School for Classical and Contemporary Dance (SCCD) each applicant must be admitted into the university through the traditional admissions process, aside from the dance program.For the audition portion, students interested must first send in a few documents and files, including a summary of training/performance experience, dance resume and a series of dance photos and videos and they then wait to be invited to a live audition. If a prospective student is awarded a live audition, he or she picks one of four dates the SCCD hosts auditions. The audition application checklist can be foundhere.Madison Winter, a senior dance major, said auditioning can be tough.“Auditioning is nerve racking, the day I auditioned they had a tour before and there were a bunch of current students that popped in and out,” Winter said. “I felt at home even considering it was audition day.”On audition day there is a ballet class, pointe portion and a modern class. The entire staff is present during the live audition and has a say in who advances onto the solo round. Applicants know within two weeks after their audition if they have made the cut. Elizabeth Gillaspy, director of the program, said the solo component empowers student to show something that they excel at and gives faculty more insight into the strengths of candidates. Typically there are 65 dance majors and the incoming freshman class is around 20 students, SCCD staff said. Photo from SCCD website.“We recognize we are basing our decision on that one audition day,” Gillaspy said.Applicants that are not invited into the program are welcome to come back and reaudition at the next audition date. ReddIt ReddIt What we’re reading: Latin American leader attempts suicide Livia Lavender Twitter
News Help by sharing this information TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Follow the news on Tunisia News December 26, 2019 Find out more RSF_en to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more January 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Wave of arrests of bloggers and activists News Reporters Without Borders condemned the arrests and disappearances yesterday of bloggers and online activists across a number of Tunisian cities.The worldwide press freedom organization has monitored at least five such cases but the list could well be longer.Police arrested the bloggers to question them about hacking into government websites by the militant group Anonymous, several sources told the organisation. Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to release them as soon as possible. “These arrests, intended to intimidate Tunisian Internet-users and their international backers, are likely to prove counter-productive, by stoking up tension. Arresting several bloggers is not the way to get images of demonstrations deleted from the web or for cyber-attacks to be halted”, Reporters Without Borders said. “Stepping up the repression is absolutely not a solution to the crisis engulfing Tunisia today”. Four or five police plainclothes officers arrested the blogger and activist Hamadi Kaloutcha (http://www.facebook.com/Kaloutcha.Hamadi) at his home at around 6am, seizing a computer and a central processing unit. They told his wife they were taking him to the nearest police station and “just have a few questions for him”, and “that will only take a few hours”. There has been no news of him since. Cyberdissident Sleh Edine Kchouk, a student activist, was arrested by police in Bizerte (north of Tunis) and his computer seized. Tunisian rapper El Général – real name Hamada Ben Aoun – was also reportedly arrested in Sfax, about 270kms southeast of Tunis. In his song, “President, your people are dead”, he challenged President Ben Ali over corruption and unemployment. His video is hugely popular among young Tunisians and widely circulated online. (See the video on: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=129701343760262&oid=153793954645919&comments). Further, there has been no news of Slim Amamou and Azyz Amamy, two netizens based in Tunis. Slim Amamou (http://twitter.com/#!/slim404) was briefly detained on 21 May 2010 just ahead of a demonstration against web censorship which he planned to hold outside the information ministry in the capital. Several human rights activists, who asked for anonymity, said he is being held at the interior ministry. Azyz Amamy apparently covered clashes a few weeks ago in Sidi Bouzid. His blog is currently inaccessible (http://azyz404.blogspot.com/), and his Facebook page has been deactivated.These arrests come as the authorities attempt to shore up censorship of the web to try to stifle political and social protest movements which are raging in the country at the moment and to end cyber-attacks against government websites. Social networking sites have given unprecedented coverage to these events, while the traditional media, most of which are under the control of the regime, have stayed silent. See the previous release. The regime is tightening censorship of online articles on international media about the current unrest. Meanwhile, Isabelle Mandraud, a journalist with the international service of the daily Le Monde, a specialist on the Maghreb, was today refused entry to Tunisia. The daily has been banned in Tunisia since its special correspondent Florence Beaugé was expelled in October 2009.Meanwhile, Ammar Amroussia, who covered the recent events in Sidi Bouzid for the banned newspaper Al-Badil (http://www.albadil.org/) and participated in many solidarity protests in Gafsa (400 km south of the capital), condemning corruption and urging his compatriots to combat the “dictatorship,” was arrested on 29 December and is being held in Gafsa prison.He is facing the possibility of more than 12 years in prison on a range of charges under articles 42, 44 and 49 of the press code, articles 121, 131, 132, 220-b, 315 and 316 of the criminal code and article 26 of a 1969 law about the “organization of public meetings, processions, exhibitions, demonstrations and gatherings.” Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts November 12, 2019 Find out more