Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Apopka news year in review: Richard Anderson enters into plea…

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #5: Richard Anderson vs. the State of Florida and the City of ApopkaFirst published on April 11th, 2017State Attorney drops two felony counts, Anderson sentenced to probationRichard Anderson stood quietly by his attorney Warren Lindsey in a Lake County courtroom Tuesday morning and listened as Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Semento read his plea agreement into the record. It was a sentence that did not please Micheal Falcon or his family.Richard AndersonThe Lake County Attorney’s Office charged Anderson with leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of a crash with property damage, reckless driving with serious bodily injury, and reckless driving with property damage. All of the charges are third-degree felonies, which in Florida has a maximum punishment of five years in prison, five years probation, and a $5,000 fine per count. However, the State dropped two of those charges – reckless driving with serious bodily injury and reckless driving with property damage because they could not prove Anderson was driving his vehicle at the time of the crash.According to the agreement, Anderson pled no contest (nolo contendre) to leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of a crash with property damage. Semento sentenced him to three years probation for the first charge and six months probation on the second. Both sentences will run concurrently, and adjudication of guilt was withheld in both charges, which means Anderson will not have a felony record from these charges if he completes his probation successfully. Anderson’s driver’s license was also suspended for three years, but he can apply for reinstatement upon completion of an impact panel or completion of a department-approved driver improvement program. He may also apply for early termination of probation after successful completion of half the period of probation.“It doesn’t seem there was any justice at all,” said Renee Falcon, Falcon’s former wife. “It’s nothing. Probation is nothing. What message does it send to the community?”Despite the inability to prove Anderson was sitting in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash, the State Attorney was able to present a strong case against him leaving the scene of a catastrophic head-on collision.At approximately 1:20 am on April 5th of 2016, Falcon responded to an alarm at his workplace. He got into his 2007 Toyota Corolla and headed towards the Seminole County wastewater treatment facility where he is a supervisor. He turned onto SR46 in Lake County from 46A and shortly after was struck head-on by a 2014 Dodge Ram going 45 miles-per-hour, according to a memo written by Assistant State Attorney Emily Currington.The 2014 Dodge Ram was owned by Richard Anderson, the former City Administrator of Apopka.Anderson’s 2014 Dodge Ram slammed head-on into Falcon’s 2007 Toyota Corolla (pictured in the feature photo). UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The memo also stated that “no one witnessed the accident occur but several passing motorists saw the aftermath of the crash and stopped to render assistance. These witnesses did not see either driver exit their respective vehicle. Falcon was located on the side of the road near the entrance to Rock Springs Run State Reserve. A white male was reported to have been walking around the scene and near the Dodge Ram truck. The white male later left the scene without speaking to law enforcement.”Also from Curington’s memo were FHP’s interviews with witnesses at the scene of the crash.FHP Trooper Gregory Reed of the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene and conducted the initial investigation. Reed found the driver’s door of the Dodge Ram to be open when he arrived. A firearm was in the driver’s door pocket in plain view. Reed seized the firearm and placed it into evidence. He then arranged for the vehicles to be towed from the scene.FHP Trooper Joshua Evans conducted the investigation into the hit and run portion of the crash. Evans met with the three witnesses who stopped to render aid after the crash. Janae Okonewski was on her way home from work as a server at Gator’s Dockside in Lake Mary. She had a first aid kit in her vehicle and stopped to help Falcon. Okonewski said she saw a white male standing near the Dodge Ram. She described him as being between the door and the interior of the truck on the driver’s side, reaching into the vehicle. Okonewski positively identified Richard Anderson in a photo lineup as the person she saw outside the Dodge Ram.Evans interviewed Edwin Vasquez. Vasquez said he called 911 to report the crash. He said while he was on the phone with them, an older white male approached him. He described the male as “an older white male with white hair and a facial scrub who resembled Colonel Sanders”. Evans interviewed Matthew Moore, who arrived at the crash scene shortly after the crash occurred. Moore said he saw a man standing by the open driver’s door of the Dodge Ram. Moore said while he was on the phone with 911 the male approached him and asked, “What road is this?” Moore identified Richard Anderson in a photo lineup as the person he saw standing between the open driver’s door and the body of the Dodge Ram.Evans interviewed Matthew Moore, who arrived at the crash scene shortly after the crash occurred. Moore said he saw a man standing by the open driver’s door of the Dodge Ram. Moore said while he was on the phone with 911 the male approached him and asked, “What road is this?” Moore identified Richard Anderson in a photo lineup as the person he saw standing between the open driver’s door and the body of the Dodge Ram.Phone records also indicated that Anderson placed 10 calls shortly after the crash (between 1:25 am and 1:57 am on April 5, 2016). The majority of the calls were placed to attorneys Nicole Guillet and Frank Kruppenbacher. Both have claimed attorney-client privilege as it pertains to the content of any conversation with Anderson. Anderson did not make a 911 call after the crash, according to phone records.Guillet worked with Anderson in Apopka as deputy chief administrative officer and community development director for the city of Apopka while Anderson was City Administrator. She is currently the County Manager of Seminole County.Kruppenbacher is a lawyer with Morgan and Morgan, who was the Apopka City Attorney while Anderson was City Administrator.According to Currington’s memo, the State’s reason for accepting the plea was that accident reconstruction expert Christopher Stewart concluded there were two people in Anderson’s truck at the time of the crash. Currington writes:“On March 17, 2017, the deposition of Christopher Stewart, listed by the defense as an expert witness, was conducted. Stewart is an engineer with extensive training in accident reconstruction. Stewart testified that in October 2016 he examined the Dodge Ram truck at a salvage yard in Sanford. He conducted a visual inspection of the vehicle and downloaded the data contained on the event data recorder in the vehicle. Stewart concluded that both front seats of the Ram were occupied at the time of the crash. Airbags and knee bolsters on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicles deployed. The seat belts pretensions on both sides of the vehicle were engaged, which is indicative that both seats were occupied at the time of the crash. The glove compartment was broken apart and separated from the dashboard, which is indicative of an impact. The windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle is broken. Stewart also concluded the Ram was traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of travel. He testified the point of impact was completely across the center line when it struck the Corolla at approximately 45 miles per hour.”Because of Stewart’s testimony, Currington says the State could not prove Anderson was behind the wheel.“The State is unable to rebut the testimony of Christopher Stewart that there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash,” she writes. “There were no witnesses to the crash, and none of the motorists who stopped shortly after the crash saw Anderson behind the wheel of the Dodge Ram. Accordingly, the State is unable to prove beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt Anderson was driving the Dodge Ram at the time of the crash. The State is unable to rebut a reasonable hypothesis of innocence that Anderson was not the driver but rather the passenger in his truck at the time of the crash. Thus there is no factual basis for the crimes of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Reckless Driving Causing Property Damage. Accordingly, a nolle prosequi will be filed as to Counts II and IV of the Information.”Currington also stated that investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol took no photos of the vehicles at any point after the crash, did not examine the event data recorder, and did not collect or submit DNA analysis from the airbags.Before the verdict was read, two of Falcon’s six children asked the court to give Anderson a harsh sentence.Falcon’s daughter, Heather, 24, read a statement on behalf of the family that described the injuries her father suffered, which included a concussion, a punctured lung, a fractured sternum, three herniated discs, a broken hand and two broken wrists.“He (Falcon) pried himself from his car in pain,” she said. “In fear, he would die on the highway… while Anderson paced on the phone near his truck. It was cruel and the fact that Anderson was a licensed paramedic was an extra slap in the face. Mr. Anderson’s actions should not be taken lightly. It’s should not be okay to leave the scene of an accident.”Amber Falcon, 17, echoed her sister’s thoughts.“As my father lay bleeding on the ground he (Anderson) walked away – a trained paramedic. The anniversary of this tragic event has passed, but not the memories. I pray Anderson has reflected on his actions. People are watching. I ask today that Anderson be punished.”An open letter to Richard Anderson: For the sake of Apopka, put this case behind youOpinionBy Reggie Connell/ Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceFirst published July 22nd, 2017In the early morning hours of April 5th, Richard Anderson changed a lot of lives. When his Dodge Ram crossed the center line on SR46 and crashed into Michael Falcon’s Toyota, the former City Administrator took the Apopka community on one of the darkest journeys in its history.This story has been a chronic malignancy in the Apopka news cycle for over 15 months now. It’s a story writers don’t like writing. It’s an issue the City Council doesn’t want to deliberate. It’s a case the Lake County State Attorney, and the Florida Highway Patrol would like to put behind them. It’s a subject the residents of Apopka don’t want to talk about.And now it’s time for it to end. It’s  time for this tragic, unthinkable, unending saga to conclude, and I’m calling on you, Mr. Anderson, to drop this lawsuit.I don’t know how much money you have made in Apopka, but I suspect you are approaching seven figures after a long career as a paramedic, fire chief, city administrator, consultant, and lobbyist. I was not the Managing Editor of The Apopka Voice when you were city administrator, but I am told by people who knew you that you did a good job. I take them at their word and have no reason to believe you didn’t love Apopka with the passion I am told you did.If that is the case, if you truly love Apopka, then I urge you to end this polarizing issue and let Apopka heal. Forego the trial. Nothing good can come from it.Count your blessings, sir. You were involved in a head-on collision.  The person your pickup crashed into was seriously injured and airlifted to ORMC.  Three 911 calls were made on his behalf.  None were from you Mr. Anderson, despite making several calls shortly after the collision, but at least you were able to walk away relatively uninjured.Some might classify that as a miracle.A year later the Lake County State Attorney agreed to a shocking plea agreement that sentenced you to three years probation on the charge of leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, and six months probation on the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. Two other charges – reckless driving causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving with bodily damage were dropped because the prosecutors claimed the Florida Highway Patrol was unable to prove you drove the vehicle. Considering the maximum penalty for those charges was five years in prison, five years probation, and a $5,000 fine per count, everyone can agree it was an extremely lenient sentence.The Apopka City Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to reject your $60,000 settlement agreement. And with that split decision comes a polarized Apopka.Mayor Joe Kilsheimer gave no opinion in the discussion except to read from a prepared statement that shows his hope for a fast conclusion to this matter.“Earlier in the case, we proposed that both sides walk away from the litigation with no money changing hands. At mediation, the choice became this… decide on my own to take the case to trial or bring a settlement agreement back to this council. After some interaction, it became clear that I could not substitute my judgment for the Council’s judgment. With regards to whether the city should continue this litigation is, in my opinion, better to express the will of the community through this City Council rather than my judgment alone. With regards to this amount, this is the lowest amount to which the other side would agree.”Commissioner Doug Bankson took a pragmatic approach that few could disagree with.“Haven’t we already suffered and are we just extending something that only further hurts our city for personal vindictiveness? We’ve all sat through all these budget hearings. Looking at the financial side, it does have ramifications as well because it affects what we can do for our city and citizens.”Commissioner Kyle Becker also took an approach few could disagree with.“My litmus test, the first thing I’m asking myself is right versus wrong. For that reason, I’m willing to risk dollars if it means we’re doing the right thing to protect the integrity of the people of this town who entrust people like Mr. Anderson. That’s where my stance is and I really don’t think I’m budging on this one.”It’s simply wrong to pay you a settlement when the fault lies with you, Mr. Anderson. With all due respect, you were convicted of two felonies, nearly killed a person, watched as less qualified passers-by came to his aid while you made 10-plus phone calls, and walked away. If the mayor, any member of the City Council, or any department head of the City of Apopka had committed those acts, they would have resigned or been fired. They would not have counter-sued the city, and most of them make a lot less money than you did.I would also draw from the wisdom of Commissioner Bankson…“Haven’t we already suffered and are we just extending something that only further hurts our city for personal vindictiveness?”I would ask Bankson’s question of you, sir. What is the motivation for extending this case? If vindictiveness plays a part in this case, please rise above it, Mr. Anderson.For the sake of Apopka forego this lawsuit. Do not put this city through another trauma. Allow your final action in this matter to be a selfless act. TAGSRichard Anderson Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: Apopka Hop Pale Ale makes its debutNext articleThe Apopka news year in review: UCF Business Incubator Apopka turns 5 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Anderson’s 2014 Dodge Ram slammed head-on into Falcon’s 2007 Toyota Corolla (pictured in the feature photo). Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! 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Let’s Talk About It – Episode 7: Love and Jackson discuss…

first_img Correction: Gunman had a bad conduct discharge instead of a dishonorable discharge from the military. Sorry. GOD HELP US ALL FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT! I can’t think of any logical reason a person would need an assault rifle, if they were not in the military or police. However, I read where one person there in that part of Texas, claimed that they needed their assault rifle to kill off the wild boars that roamed his property and destroyed his crops???? I don’t know anything about hunting or guns, but you mean to tell me that there is not another gun that will flat out stop a wild boar, besides an assault rifle? I am asking because I don’t know? The Anatomy of Fear TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleIn case you missed it: The Apopka news week in reviewNext articleThe culture of America through a sandwich Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia November 6, 2017 at 11:34 am Mama Mia Okay got it….everybody in the church, go get a gun, and load up and be ready, and when the gunman pulls out his gun, you all let him have it, and fill him full of holes, plus keep someone outside the church at all times services are being held for lookout. November 6, 2017 at 11:33 am November 6, 2017 at 11:05 am Reply November 6, 2017 at 11:48 am Reply Rather than the church members having guns loaded and ready, maybe the churches would be better off to install metal detectors and screen the members and visitors as they come in, like at the city hall buildings, and also hire security guards, after an extensive background check, at least in the bigger churches, that can afford to take these extra measures. November 7, 2017 at 9:31 am November 7, 2017 at 9:42 am I mean, I know that church congregations are getting concerned and frightened that a gunman could come into their churches, and open fire, but can you imagine how scary a situation it would be, if like in one of those huge mega churches, like out there in Houston such as Joel O’Stein’s church, if practically all the church members were armed and saw a gunman in there, and they ALL opened fire on him? I can’t think of a more dangerous situation with THAT many people firing, and probably some that aren’t very good shots either…… Mama Mia Reply It has not been determined yet whether the gunman committed suicide or was shot. The gunman did use his cell phone to call his father and tell him that he was shot and did not know if he would make it and survive. The authorities claim that a domestic situation was going on within the gunman’s family. Officially 26 dead, and 20 wounded and some seriously that could pass away still. 10 of the wounded serious, it just said on tv. Gunman did not have a license to carry a weapon. November 7, 2017 at 9:26 am Gunman managed to obtain an assault weapon and two handguns. I actually don’t know if both of his in-laws went to church there or not, but it was said that his mother-in-law attended the church. There is video from inside the church, and it has been taken into evidence by the police to study. Gunman was later chased, after leaving the churchyard, not just by the police, but by his own neighbor that knew him. These facts were just updated on a news conference that cut into regular programming. Mama Mia Reply *****Let’s Talk About It, now on its 7th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays between 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson  Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational.  It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. Let’s see, how many members of the congregation in Joel O’Stein’s Houston, Texas mega church??? That’s a lot of holes per gunman…… Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Mama Mia It is still all unfolding to find the answers behind this carnage. Ok, now the latest is that the youngest victim was only 18 months old! That is horrible. Every detail of this case keeps changing constantly, that is why I keep changing the facts. Gunman had been a member of the Air Force, but had got into trouble with the military, by assaulting his wife and child, and was given a bad conduct discharge 3 years ago…when gunman left the churchyard, not only the police were in pursuit of him, also a church neighbor took off chasing him also, and at one point, they caused the gunman to lose control of his vehicle, and it sent him off the highway. November 6, 2017 at 11:42 am Mama Mia An armor-clad gunman opened fire inside a rural Texas church on Sunday, killing 26 people and wounding 19 others in the largest mass shooting in the state’s history, officials said.  Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, dressed all in black and wearing tactical gear and a ballistic vest, began firing outside the church at around 11:20 a.m. local time (12:20 p.m. ET) before he continued his shooting spree inside, said Freeman Martin, a regional director with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was armed with a “Ruger AR assault-type rifle,” Martin said.The shooter was later found dead, officials said. Sutherland Springs is located 30 miles east of San Antonio.center_img This latest shooting even claimed the life of an innocent little toddler, and her mother. I can’t think of anything more sad. This man who was only 26, had assaulted his own wife and child before, had a dishonorable discharge from the military, and also was very anti-religious, an atheist, in fact, that mocked people of faith. I heard all of these facts on the tv or in the newspaper. Apparently it was not a random attack however, because they now know that the gunman’s in-laws had attended the church, and that his wife taught bible classes, although I don’t know if they were present when he opened fire. This is was what I heard listening to the talk about the incident at the church. Reply November 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Reply Authorities said ages of the victims ranged from 5 to 72, although later one bereaved family reportedly said an infant girl was among those killed.*****In light of yet another mass shooting involving a church, LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, will be airing a special show Monday (Nov. 6, 2017) for church leaders and congregants, as we speak with law enforcement professionals about strategies to secure churches, which are “soft” targets and vulnerable to attacks!Tune in to 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, www.letstalkaboutitwithrodlove.com or on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive Monday from 7 pm to 8 pm to discuss church safety with Rod Love and Greg Jackson on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … No church leader or church member should miss this show! So are our nation’s churches going to be forced to hire armed guards to protect their worshippers? It is a sad day when people can’t go into a church and worship without worrying about being gunned down. What about the news of a recent church who planned on forming their own police force. I can’t remember where it was, but it was a very large church, and I don’t know if it was approved or not, but I remember the subject came up and the church was seeking permission to have their own police force. November 6, 2017 at 11:52 pm November 7, 2017 at 9:37 am Mama Mia November 6, 2017 at 11:47 pm Reply Greg and Rod, I will be listening to your radio show later tonight. It is easier to find when Reggie puts a direct link here on the Apopka Voice, like he did above. I intended to listen to your last show, but it did slip my mind. I did hear one show so far. I happened to turn the tv channels this morning, and heard the Texas church gun incident discussion on the 700 club, and the pastor seemed to be attributing some of the gun violence to anti-depressive meds. That is what he said. He also said he hoped that the Texas church incident wouldn’t cause people around the country to get all “political” and start talking about gun-control….yes….that is what he said. I don’t know the various tv preacher’s names very well, as I am not up on them, so I can’t tell you his name, the one who was talking on the 700 club, I think I know who he is, but I am not certain, and so I don’t want to quote the wrong preacher. President Trump says that this latest gun incident at the Texas church is about mental health issues, and not about gun control issues…..there you go, that will give you all something to get started talking about on your radio talk show tonight… Take care. Mama Mia 14 COMMENTS Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia November 6, 2017 at 11:27 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply November 6, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here I don’t know what this country is going to do about the gun violence. In this latest church incident, the reports talk about how armed up that part of Texas is, yet the church members inside were not armed, at least, I haven’t heard of anybody inside there shooting back. The sad part was that there were so many young children. It breaks my heart.last_img read more

Daniel Carter signs with Perpignan in France

first_imgFriday Jun 27, 2008 Daniel Carter signs with Perpignan in France Perpignan have ended months of speculation about the imminent move of All Black flyhalf superstar Dan Carter to France. Carter will join the club in the approaching season under a sabbatical arrangement approved by the New Zealand Rugby Union.Carter, regarded as the best No. 10 in world rugby, will join Perpignan after the All Blacks’ tour to Britain in November and will resume his New Zealand international duties in June next year.He will miss next year’s Super 14 tournament but return with an eye to retaining his position for the All Blacks early season internationals — despite having played practically non-stop for 18 months.With all the talk of Carter more than likely going to Toulon, where fellow Kiwi Tana Umaga is the coach and Jerry Collins has recently signed, Carter chose a team that will be in the Heineken Cup and expose him to that level of play.“Basically, if I am going to play rugby in Europe I want to test myself against the best Europe can offer and I am excited about the challenges both the Top 14 and European Cup will bring.”Carter is the first All Black to be granted a so-called sabbatical by the New Zealand Rugby Union, which allows him to take advantage of a lucrative offer from European clubs while remaining contracted to New Zealand.Captain Richie McCaw has a similar clause in his recently agreed contract but said he has no current plans to play overseas.“I have done plenty of research on both Toulon and Perpignan and whilst I have no doubt I would have enjoyed Toulon, Perpignan’s qualification for next year’s European Cup swayed my decision.”The value of Carter’s contract with Perpignan had not been revealed, but published reports had estimated it to be in excess of US$1 million. :: Related Posts :: Jerry Collins with his farewell kick for the Hurricanes Jerry Collins’ shock retirement from New Zealand rugby All Black Nick Evans off to Harlequins Time: 02:02ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Daniel Carter signs with Perpignan in France | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Gruyere House / Lagula Arquitectes

first_imgPhotographs:  Adrià GoulaDeveloper:Busquets Residential SLCollaborators:Ordeic, BME, Carlos CambronCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. The house is settled in a narrow plot, where golf and forest views are facing against the proper sun orientation. Also the neighbour proximity could compromise privacy and the feeling of being in the nature. Probably, the beauty of complex plots is they provide specific conditions to produce architecture.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThus, the house could be described in two simple operations focused on the optimization of the site specificities. The first one aims to obtain the better views orientation and privacy. So the general volume grows from one level in front of the street to two storeys in front of the forest.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaAs it can be seen in Raphael’s villa Madama, geometry is a classical architectural tool. The second main operation of the house aims to provide sun, far and lateral views and a feeling of privacy through a series of contrasted curved subtractions on the wedged volume. Each one of those has a clear target, and operates freely on the volume, changing locally the conditions of the space. Even we can think on list the objectives for every void. Some of them are general operations to provide sense of entrance, lateral views, give light to the kitchen courtyard, or open to the afternoon sun views. Other, smaller or secondary contribute with phenomenological effects to the quality of the interior, porches or intermediate spaces of the house.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaSave this picture!CorteSave this picture!© Adrià GoulaThose two operatives had an echo on the structural and constructive systems of the project. So the white holey volume is sustained with two different types of structure. Part of it is relevant on the main volume; part is through as furniture, slender to be part of the carpentry world. Ideally, it can even be moved.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaAs a private house the materials and finishes had to be within the client ideal of “what a house should look like”. Others had been adapted to those very personal affections, adding a different nature to the scope or the palette we as architects are used work with. The new derived substance aims to be totally specific. As an old master said, all my students are special ad specific to me, as snowflakes are.Save this picture!© Adrià GoulaProject gallerySee allShow lessBlue Terracotta Apartment / Rina LovkoSelected ProjectsKami in the Whispering Forest Installation / MoradavagaSelected Projects Share 2019 Spain CopyHouses•Spain Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940526/gruyere-house-lagula-arquitectes Clipboard Gruyere House / Lagula ArquitectesSave this projectSaveGruyere House / Lagula Arquitectes ArchDaily Gruyere House / Lagula Arquitectes Year:  Architects: Lagula Arquitectes Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects “COPY” Photographs Area:  4843 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLagula ArquitectesOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on June 06, 2020Cite: “Gruyere House / Lagula Arquitectes” [Casa Gruyere / Lagula Arquitectes] 06 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Adrià Goula+ 15Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940526/gruyere-house-lagula-arquitectes Clipboardlast_img read more

RSF appalled by six-year jail term for Rauf Mirkadyrov

first_img News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the “disgraceful” sentence of six years in prison that a Baku court passed on independent journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov on 28 December.“As we have said time and again, the authorities brought these absurd spying charges against Rauf Mirkadyrov solely in order to silence this well-known journalist,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.“This disgraceful sentence concludes the latest of the frequent farcical tries to which independent journalists have been subjected in Azerbaijan. We reiterate our call for Mirkadyrov’s immediate release.”Based in Turkey, Mirkadyrov was expelled back to his country of origin in April 2014 and was immediately jailed. His trial on charges of high treason and spying began in the middle of last month.His lawyer, Fwad Agayev, has said Mirkadyrov will appeal against his conviction. to go further RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information June 4, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Organisation News April 9, 2021 Find out more News News December 30, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 RSF appalled by six-year jail term for Rauf Mirkadyrov June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Read RSF’s previous statement on Rauf Mirkadyrov (22.12.2015). last_img read more

Cheeseburger Challenge 2017 Results Released: How Did Your Favorites Rank?

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff L-R: Dog Haus/Dog Haus Biergarten, The Counter & Pie ‘n Burger, and True Food Kitchen & Umami BurgerPasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week January 8th to 13th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1,144 votes were cast in the challenge to determine favorites in 14 categories ranging from Favorite Burger to favorite Dessert after a Burger.Here are the results of the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge. Thank you to all the restaurant participants and everyone who voted in this year’s Challenge.Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories.Pasadena celebrated all things cheeseburger during Cheeseburger Week January 8th to 13th. Visitors enjoyed food created especially for the event, took advantage of great deals and meals, followed cheeseburger crawls and voted in the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge. In all, 1144 votes were cast in the challenge to determine favorites in 14 categories ranging from Favorite Burger to favorite Dessert after a Burger.Here are the results of the 2017 Cheeseburger Challenge. Thank you to all the restaurant participants and everyone who voted in this year’s Challenge.Congratulations to those named Favorites in these categories.Favorite Burger:1. Dog Haus/Dog Haus Biergarten 21%2. The Counter & Pie ‘n Burger (tie) 12%3. True Food Kitchen & Umami Burger (tie) 8%Favorite Lunch Counter Burger:1. Pie ‘n Burger 42%%2. The Counter 32%%3. Clearman’s Galley (The Boat) 13%Favorite Traditional Cheeseburger1. Pie ‘n Burger 28%%2. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 23%3. The Counter 17%Favorite Sliders1. Dog Haus (Hill Avenue) 34%2. Kings Row Gastropub 18%3. The Counter 14%Favorite Gourmet Burger1. Kings Row Gastropub 33%2. Smitty’s Grill 18%3. Del Frisco’s Grille & Whole Foods Market (Arroyo) (tie) 9%Favorite Alternative Burger1. Umami Burger Ahi Tuna Burger 27%2. True Food Kitchen Quinoa Burger 13%3. Big Daddy’s Lamb Burger & a/k/a Bistro Portobello Mushroom Burger (tie) 9%Favorite Turkey Burger1. Umami Burger 32%2. Pie ‘n Burger 18%3. Green Street Restaurant 15%Favorite White Table Cloth Burger1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 35%2. Green Street Restaurant 21%3. Central Park Restaurant & Del Frisco’s Grille (tie) 12%Favorite New Restaurant for a Burger1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar 30%2. True Food Kitchen 19%3. Caliburger & Tom’s Family Restaurant (tie) 16%Favorite Bar Burger1. Dog Haus Biergarten 28%2. Kings Row Gastropub 19%3. Clearman’s Galley & Lucky Baldwin’s 14%Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Burger1. Umami Burger 27%2. The Counter & True Food Kitchen (tie) 20%3. Pie ‘n Burger 12%Favorite Craft Beer with a Burger1. Dog Haus Biergarten 34%2. Kings Row Gastropub 20%3. Lucky Baldwin’s 16%Favorite Dessert After a Cheeseburger1. Pie ‘n Burger 36%2. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 16%3. Twohey’s 11%Favorite Cocktail with (or before or after) a Burger1. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar % Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 19%2. Smitty’s Grill 14%3. POP Champagne and Dessert Bar 12%Here are our participants for the 2017 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena:• a/k/a Bistro• Big Daddy’s Fire Grill• Caliburger• Cameron’s Seafood• Central Park Restaurant• Clearman’s Galley (The Boat)• Constance Perry’s at the dusitD2 Constance Hotel• The Counter• Del Frisco’s Grille• Dog Haus• Dog Haus Biergarten• Du-pars• El Portal Restaurant/Yahaira’s• Gale’s (lunch only)• Green Street Restaurant• Kathleen’s• Kings Row Gastropub• La Grande Orange Cafe• Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Pub and Cafe• Lucky Baldwin’s Pub• Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub and Cafe• Meat District Company• Mi Piace• Pie ‘n Burger• Plate 38• POP Champagne & Dessert Bar• Robin’s Wood Fire BBQ• Rounds Premium Burgers• Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Happy Hour menu• SECO New American• Slater’s 50/50• Smitty’s Grill• Tom’s Family Restaurant• True Food Kitchen• Twohey’s Restaurant• Umami Burger• Urban Plates• Vertical Wine Bistro• White Horse Lounge• Whole Foods Market Arroyo ParkwayCheeseburger Week is over for 2017, but you can still enjoy a great burger at any of the participating restaurants. For address, menu and other information visit www.pasadenarestaurantweek.com. Cheeseburger Week is a Pasadena Restaurant Week and California Restaurant Month event presented by the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Cheeseburger Week is generously sponsored by the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Star-News. Make a comment Community News Cheeseburger Challenge 2017 Results Released: How Did Your Favorites Rank? 1144 voters chose their favorites during 2017 Cheeseburger Week in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 2:31 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs Advance to Interventional Trial Phase

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs Advance to Interventional Trial Phase WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleLygos Joins Forces with Flexible Solutions to Meet Growing Commercial Demand for Bio-Aspartic™ AcidNext articleCyclo Therapeutics Presents Positive Data from Clinical Development Program for Lead Candidate, Trappsol® Cyclo™, at WORLDSymposium 2021 Digital AIM Web Support Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Pinterest PhysIQ, Inc. and the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs have advanced their collaboration to address heart failure care to an interventional trial phase. Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

A business landmark

first_img You Might Like Robbery suspect arrested A Troy man was being held on $75,000 bond after being arrested on felony robbery charges. Aundreal McCullough, 27, was… read more Latest Stories Sponsored Content Published 9:19 am Thursday, October 13, 2011 A business landmark Qualls watched as a parade of city and state officials presented proclamations to the Douglas-Qualls family in appreciation for Douglas Bros. Jewelry’s long and storied history on the downtown square in Troy and as family members and friends added their heartfelt appreciation.Proclamations were presented by Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford, Pike County Commission Chairman Homer Wright and State Rep. Allen Boothe. Ronda Walker, from Congresswoman Martha Roby’s office, presented an American Flag to the family that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in honor of the 140th anniversary of Douglas Bros.Lunsford said that homegrown businesses are the backbone of a community. Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits He accepted the challenge of repairing a railroad engineer’s watch that watch repairmen in several large cities had been unsuccessful in their attempts.Local lore is that, after many unsuccessful attempts at repairing the watch, Douglas knelt by his bed and asked for God’s help. That help came in a dream. Douglas repaired the prized watch and the railroad engineer sang his praises all up and down the Alabama-Midland Railroad line.Around the turn of the century, two of Charles Douglas’ sons bought him out.Bryant Ivy Douglas and Louis Scherr Douglas operated the business until B.I. Douglas’ death in 1938. Scherr Douglas was left to run the store by himself.In 1939 his son in law Claude A. Qualls came to help out and stayed for more than 40 years.At the death of Louis Scherr Douglas in 1968, the store was left to his daughter Mary Ivy Douglas Qualls and her husband, Claude, who had been made a partner some time earlier. In the 1970s, Claude and Mary Ivy made their sons, Claude Qualls, Jr. and Scherr part owners in the store.As the store grew, it was relocated to 73 North Court Square from 79 Court Square.At the death of Claude Qualls in 1993 and the deaths of Mary Ivy and Claude Jr. in 1999, Scherr Douglas Qualls was left to carry on the business.Qualls and his wife, Gwen, daughter Ivy Qualls Witherington, sisters, Mary Qualls Loving and Jane Qualls Segars, have continued the tradition into the business’ 140th year … and counting. “Business longevity is important to any downtown area and Douglas Bros. has been a mainstay in our downtown area for nearly a century and half. That is remarkable, especially in this day and time,” he said.Kathy Sauer, Pike County Chamber of Commerce president, said the early establishment and continued commitment of the local business community is of significant importance in Troy.“It is through their efforts, in the past as well as in the present, that Troy has remained prosperous and has the capabilities to provide our citizens with necessary goods and services,” Sauer said. “The Chamber board and its members congratulate the Douglas Bros. family on this milestone achievement and express our gratitude for their commitment to the Troy business community for 140 years and look forward to having Douglas Bros. on the square for another century and more.”Douglas Bros. Jewelry was established in 1871 by Charles Bryant Douglas, who was then an aspiring young watch repairman in Troy. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Douglas Bros. celebrates 140 yearsWhen Charles Bryant Douglas founded Douglas Bros. Jewelry in 1871, there was no way that he could have even begun to imagine that 140 years later a large group of well-wishers would be standing in Douglas Bros. Jewelry conversing with his great-grandson via video chat.But, that’s the way it was on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, when Douglas Bros. owner Scherr Qualls joined the celebration via Skype from Afghanistan where he is serving his country as a member of the nation’s finest. Book Nook to reopen Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

A review of surface ozone in the polar regions

first_imgSurface ozone records from ten polar research stations were investigated for the dependencies of ozone on radiative processes, snow-photochemisty, and synoptic and stratospheric transport. A total of 146 annual data records for the Arctic sites Barrow, Alaska; Summit, Greenland; Alert, Canada; Zeppelinfjellet, Norway; and the Antarctic stations Halley, McMurdo, Neumayer, Sanae, Syowa, and South Pole were analyzed. Mean ozone at the Northern Hemisphere (NH) stations (excluding Summit) is 5 ppbv higher than in Antarctica. Statistical analysis yielded best estimates for the projected year 2005 median annual ozone mixing ratios, which for the Arctic stations were 33.5 ppbv at Alert, 28.6 ppbv at Barrow, 46.3 ppbv ppb at Summit and 33.7 ppbv at Zeppelinfjellet. For the Antarctic stations the corresponding ozone mixing ratios were 21.6 ppbv at Halley, 27.0 ppbv at McMurdo, 24.9 ppbv at Neumayer, 27.2 ppbv at Sanae, 29.4 ppbv at South Pole, and 25.8 ppbv at Syowa. At both Summit (3212 m asl) and South Pole (2830 m asl), annual mean ozone is higher than at the lower elevation and coastal stations. A trend analysis revealed that all sites in recent years have experienced low to moderate increases in surface ozone ranging from 0.02 to 0.26 ppbv yr−1, albeit none of these changes were found to be statistically significant trends. A seasonal trend analysis showed above-average increases in ozone during the spring and early summer periods for both Arctic (Alert, Zeppelinfjellet) and Antarctic (McMurdo, Neumayer, South Pole) sites. In contrast, at Barrow, springtime ozone has been declining. All coastal stations experience springtime episodes with rapid depletion of ozone in the boundary layer, attributable to photochemically catalyzed ozone depletion from halogen chemistry. This effect is most obvious at Barrow, followed by Alert. Springtime depletion episodes are less pronounced at Antarctic stations. At South Pole, during the Antarctic spring and summer, photochemical ozone production yields frequent episodes with enhanced surface ozone. Other Antarctic stations show similar, though less frequent spring and summertime periods with enhanced ozone. The Antarctic data provide evidence that austral spring and summertime ozone production in Antarctica is widespread, respectively, affects all stations at least through transport events. This ozone production contributes to a several ppbv enhancement in the annual mean ozone over the Antarctic plateau; however, it is not the determining process in the Antarctic seasonal ozone cycle. Although Summit and South Pole have many similarities in their environmental conditions, this ozone production does not appear to be of equal importance at Summit. Amplitudes of diurnal, summertime ozone cycles at these polar sites are weaker than at lower latitude locations. Amplitudes of seasonal ozone changes are larger in the Southern Hemisphere (by 5 ppbv), most likely due to less summertime photochemical ozone loss and more transport of ozone-rich air to the Arctic during the NH spring and summer months.last_img read more