Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Willdale Limited (WILD.zw) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilldale Limited manufactures and markets a range of clay brick products for the Zimbabwe building and construction sector. Its clay brick range includes face brick, semi-face brick, common brick and paving bricks for walkways, patios, swimming pool surrounds and garden landscaping. The bricks are either manufactured with a rustic, smooth or brushed finish. Willdale Limited has a range which includes economy plaster, special ground solutions and decorative building products which include window sills, faggots and klompies. The company was listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 2003 after a demerger from Mashonaland Holdings Limited and is the only brick company listed on the ZSE. Willdale Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Transnational Corporation of Nigeria PLC (TRANSC.ng) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileTransnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is a diversified conglomerate with business interests in the power generation, hospitality, agriculture and oil and gas sectors. It owns and operates Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja and Transcorp Hotel in Calabar. In the agriculture sector, the company produces orange and pineapple concentrates, mango puree and orange peel oil. It also grows food crops and fodder crops. In the energy sector, the company is involved in upstream petroleum development and has interests in exploring, refining and marketing oil and gas. Other business interests include generating electric power; maritime operations and supplying products for the mining and construction sectors which includes stone, sand, lime and iron. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Save this picture!© Hiroyuki Hirai+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958689/rk-flat-be-fun-design-plus-yusuke-matsumoto-architects Clipboard “COPY” Japan RK_FLAT / Be-Fun Design + Yusuke Matsumoto architectsSave this projectSaveRK_FLAT / Be-Fun Design + Yusuke Matsumoto architects Year: RK_FLAT / Be-Fun Design + Yusuke Matsumoto architects “COPY” Architects: Be-Fun Design, Yusuke Matsumoto architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Apartments•Meguro, Japan Engineering:Kozo Ando Structure Planning OfficeConstruction:GS-BUILDCity:MeguroCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodEGGERLaminatesText description provided by the architects. This is a 4-dwelling unit apartment of a wooden frame house in Ookayama, Meguro-ku. We aimed the apartment so that the people who live in this apartment and has a great deal of personality can coexist and communicate and the way of being like that will spread out to the community.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiSave this picture!Plan – First floorSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiSeeking for the possibility of distance from the district and diversity way of living, we focused on the external elements such as the terraces, gardens, outer walls and studied on how to open and close the building. We plan to arrange terraces on the entire site including the building so that one’s living can be expand inside and outside continuously.Save this picture!Elevation – SouthSave this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiIn addition, each dwelling unit is planned in a different format (1 room, courthouse, laminated format, etc.) to accommodate various lifestyles. The building structure has an RC high foundation provided on the first floor as an external element (adjacent land external fence, concrete block fence, etc.), and a wooden frame one-story building placed upon it.Save this picture!© Hiroyuki HiraiThe RC high foundation withstand the horizontal force and makes it possible to reduce the structural load on the outer circumference and provide a wide opening. By actively incorporating the garden and surrounding environment (adjacent land and streets), people can feel the things outside closer.Project gallerySee allShow lessBED / Sohei AraoSelected ProjectsTSR3 House / Studio Chieng-NeurSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Lead Architects: Area: 201 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Photographs Manufacturers: Vector Foiltec, Chiyoda ute, KMEW, Panasonic, Sankyo Tateyama, Sanwa Company ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/958689/rk-flat-be-fun-design-plus-yusuke-matsumoto-architects Clipboard Tsuyoshi Shindo, Yusuke Matsumoto, Yuki Nakano Projects CopyAbout this officeBe-Fun DesignOfficeFollowYusuke Matsumoto architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsMeguroOn FacebookJapanPublished on March 18, 2021Cite: “RK_FLAT / Be-Fun Design + Yusuke Matsumoto architects” 17 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
News On the eve of International Women’s Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is proud to announce the opening of Afghanistan’s first center for the protection of women journalists. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenArmed conflictsFreedom of expression to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation News June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Activities in the fieldProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenArmed conflictsFreedom of expression Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists” – CPAWJ Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information March 6, 2017 – Updated on March 7, 2017 RSF opens first center for the protection of Afghan women journalists RSF_en RSF has gone to Afghanistan to inaugurate the center, called the “Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists” – CPAWJ. Many political figures and civil society representatives are due to attend the opening ceremony tomorrow in Kabul.Those scheduled to attend include Hossien Mortazavi, spokesperson of the president, Farid Hamidi, attorney general, Kamal Sadat, deputy information minister; Spozhmai Wardak, deputy women’s affairs minister; Fawzia Kofi, who chairs the women’s commission in parliament; Zohra Yousof, an adviser to First Lady Rola Ghani; and Dr. Nasri Oryakhail, labour and social affairs minister. Headed by well-known Afghan journalist Farida Nikzad, the center is the first Afghan organisation to be created by and for women journalists. Its aim is to assist and protect women journalists, especially those working in remote parts of Afghanistan, who are more vulnerable. “The creation of this center is intended to send a strong message not only to Afghan women journalists, but also to all of the country’s women”, said Nikzad, who is the centre’s co-founder (along with RSF) as well as its director. “We want to support women journalists both in war zones and within the news organisations for which they work, to defend both their rights and their physical safety. To that end, we need the government and media owners to commit to do their part in what is a key battle for Afghan society”.The center aims to combat all of the various forms of social and material pressure that women media workers face in Afghanistan. It also aims to be a forum where women journalists, especially those operating in remote regions, can obtain and exchange information and contacts that can assist them in their work.Recommendations will be given to the authorities on implementing laws affecting women in the media, including quotas for women employees. The center will press media owners to combat discrimination within their news organisations and to provide women with better protection. To this end, the center will organise seminars on physical and digital safety.“We are proud to announce the creation of this first center for the protection of Afghan women journalists”, said RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire. “These journalists are victims twice over, victims of the war imposed by the Taliban and the Islamic State group, and victims of strong pressure from all those around them. Dozens are threatened, physically attacked or forced to flee the country every year. By protecting women journalists, we are defending media freedom in Afghanistan”.Ten women journalists based in ten different provinces, five of them in conflict zones, are already working with the center and acting as Afghanistan’s first network of women journalists. The goal is extend this network throughout the country.Women in the Afghan mediaThe presence of women in the media is an important asset for Afghanistan. Women began working for radio stations in 1918, in a decade that also saw the emergence of women’s print media. But women journalists were always among the first victims of turmoil in Afghanistan, including the 1992-1996 civil war and the reign of the Taliban from 1996 to 2001. They have again endured many difficulties since 2003, especially physical danger.Social obstacles, imposed for the most part by those close to the women journalists, compound security threats. In some cases, it is the very families of women journalists who become a source of pressure as they fear that their loved ones will be exposed to threats and dangers.According to a survey by a local NGO, 53 per cent of families would have a problem with their daughter working as a journalist. In Kabul, it is 20 per cent, but in the provinces of Kandahar and Nangarhar, it is as high as 80 per cent.Since 2002, relatives have killed at least four women journalists, including Tolo TV presenter Shaima Rezayee in 2005 and Shamshad TV presenter Shakiba Sanga Amaj in 2007. They were the victims of fundamentalist propaganda in favor of a ban on working women in a patriarchal society, and a lack of protection on the part of the state.The Afghan authorities have often been accused of doing little to improve the conditions of women. Violence against women, including women journalists, has increased by 60 per cent in the past six years, according to the UN. Dozens of women journalists have been physically attacked, threatened or reduced to silence in remote provinces such as Nangarhar.Many have been forced to stop working. In some regions, there are no longer any women journalists at all. Three of the ten journalists and media workers killed in 2016 were women. Thirteen women journalists and media workers (including five foreigners) have been killed since 2001, and at least ten have had to flee the country.Afghanistan is ranked 120th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.Press contactJulie Bance / [email protected] / + 33 1 44 83 84 57 Follow the news on Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Numerous flash flood watches have been issued across the Northeast on Tuesday as the remnants of Hurricane Florence make their way into the region.Flood watches stretch from Virginia all the way to Massachusetts on Tuesday morning, including Washington, D.C.; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York; Hartford, Connecticut; and Boston.Remnants of Florence will continue to move through Pennsylvania and into southern New York and northern New Jsersy with heavy rain to the north in the Hudson Valley and parts of New England on Tuesday morning. A cold front will begin to push remnants of Florence toward the coast by Tuesday afternoon with heavy rain expected along the I-95 corridor from Philadelphia to New York City and Boston. Some flash flooding is possible.The cold front pushes all the heavy rain off the coast and the Northeast begins to dry out by Tuesday night.Additional rainfall will be the heaviest in New Jersey and parts of New England, where there could be an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) — A powerful tornado has left a trail of destruction in Sioux Falls, S.D., toppling trees, knocking out power and seriously damaging both area hospitals, the mayor said.No deaths or serious injuries were reported after the overnight twister, Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken said Wednesday morning. Thirty-seven structures collapsed or have major integrity issues, according to officials.The Avera Behavioral Health Hospital, one of the damaged hospitals, said all patients were safe and some were moved to other facilities, according to a hospital spokesperson.With so much debris on the roads, a “No Travel Advisory” was issued in the city. The advisory was lifted at 8 a.m. Wednesday but police urged drivers to use caution “as there may be areas still impacted, unreported downed power lines, tree debris, or other road hazards.”A total of nine tornadoes were reported in Wyoming and two in South Dakota as severe weather struck the region Tuesday night.Winds were over 100 mph in some areas, said Todd Heitkamp, meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls.Julie Mericle “was laying in bed watching TV and it sounded like a freight train over the house,” she told Sioux Falls ABC affiliate KSFY.“So I got up, dashed into my closet and it felt like the roof was going to come off,” Mericle said, adding that a tree fell on her house.The tornado warnings began at 11:00 p.m. CST, officials said. Some of the sirens were activated but not all sirens sounded, which is now being investigated, officials said.Some power has been restored in the area Wednesday morning but it’s expected to take most of the day to get power back throughout the city, a community manager said.Schools began on a two-hour delay Wednesday, the mayor said.And the threat is not over. On Wednesday, severe weather threats are expanding east and south, now reaching from Wyoming to Wisconsin. The biggest threats will be damaging winds, huge hail and possibly tornadoes.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Breaking: @ATF_Newark Agents responding to reports of an active shooter in Jersey City, NJ. pic.twitter.com/lC48sne5ov— ATF Newark (@ATF_Newark) December 10, 2019At least one suspect then retreated to the bodega and allegedly continued to fire at responding officers.The other officers retreated, and at least one suspect remains barricaded inside the store, police said.The injured officer was taken to a local hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to his shoulder, police said.Nearly schools have been placed on lockdown, according to the station.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Igor Vershinsky/iStock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) — A New Jersey police officer has been shot by two suspects at a cemetery, police said on Tuesday.The officer was responding to a call of two suspects near a bodega at Wilkinson Avenue and Martin Luther King Dr. in Jersey City, police said.When the officer arrived to the Bay View Cemetery, the suspects opened fire with long guns, police said.
We determine crustal shear-wave velocity structure and crustal thickness at recently deployed seismic stations across West Antarctica, using a joint inversion of receiver functions and fundamental mode Rayleigh wave phase velocity dispersion. The stations are from both the UK Antarctic Network (UKANET) and Polar Earth Observing Network/Antarctic Network (POLENET/ANET). The former include, for the first time, 4 stations along the spine of the Antarctic Peninsula, 3 in the Ellsworth Land and 5 stations in the vicinity of the Pine Island Rift. Within the West Antarctic Rift System (WARS) we model a crustal thickness range of 18-28 km, and show that the thinnest crust (∼18 km) is in the vicinity of the Byrd Subglacial Basin and Bentley Subglacial Trench. In these regions we also find the highest ratio of fast (Vs = 4.0-4.3 km/s) (likely mafic) lower crust to felsic/intermediate upper crust. The thickest mafic lower crust we model is in Ellsworth Land, a critical area for constraining the eastern limits of the WARS. Although we find thinner crust in this region (∼30 km) than in the neighbouring Antarctic Peninsula and Haag-Ellsworth Whitmore block (HEW), the Ellsworth Land crust has not undergone as much extension as the central WARS. This suggests that the WARS does not link with the Weddell Sea Rift System through Ellsworth Land, and instead has progressed during its formation towards the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Sea Embayments. We also find that the thin WARS crust extends towards the Pine Island Rift, suggesting that the boundary between the WARS and the Thurston Island block lies in this region, ∼200 km north of its previously accepted position. The thickest crust (38-40 km) we model in this study is in the Ellsworth Mountain section of the HEW block. We find thinner crust (30-33 km) in the Whitmore Mountains and Haag Nunatak sectors of the HEW, consistent with the composite nature of the block. In the Antarctic Peninsula we find a crustal thickness range of 30-38 km and a likely dominantly felsic/intermediate crustal composition. By forward modelling high frequency receiver functions we also assess if any thick, low velocity subglacial sediment accumulations are present, and find a 0.1-0.8 km thick layer at 10 stations within the WARS, Thurston Island and Ellsworth Land. We suggest that these units of subglacial sediment could provide a source region for the soft basal till layers found beneath numerous outlet glaciers, and may act to accelerate ice flow.
Tags: Anna Camp/Indiana State/NCAA Division I national championship meet/NCAA Mountain Region Championships/WCC Championship Meet/Whittni Orton Written by November 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Whittni Orton and Anna Camp Excel At WCC Cross Country Championships Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVAN NUYS, Calif.-Friday, a pair of Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network school alums excelled at the West Coast Conference cross country championships at Woodley Lakes Golf Course.BYU junior cross country/track star Whittni Orton, a former multi-sport star at Panguitch High School, won the WCC women’s 6-K individual title in a time of 19:49.27.Additionally, fellow BYU junior Anna Camp, a former Millard High School multi-sport star placed 7th overall in a time of 20:35.97. in the event.Orton and Camp will continue to compete November 15 at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships hosted by the University of Utah at Salt Lake City.If they successfully compete at the Region Championships, they will also qualify for the NCAA Division I national championship meet November 23. This event will be hosted by Indiana State University at Terre Haute, Ind.
In order to keep the cost of energy as low as possible, each individual turbine is constantly adjusted by the SCADA system for interaction with other turbines in the wind farm, the ongoing wind data processed in real time, as well as the local grid conditions Image: The Nordex Group will equip the first wind farms with Nordex OS SCADA EDGE in 2020. Photo: courtesy of Nordex SE. The management and visualisation software (SCADA) is a key component of wind turbine generators. The system controls and manages the wind turbines and the wind farm in order to ensure a maximum yield. With Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE the Nordex Group now offers the next generation of their operations control system on the basis of a virtual, hardware-independent automatic solution. Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE is based on an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) platform jointly developed with Software AG and its Cumulocity IoT solution.In order to keep the cost of energy as low as possible wind farms have to be operated at the best possible performance and availability levels. This can be achieved when each individual turbine is constantly adjusted by the SCADA system for interaction with other turbines in the wind farm, the ongoing wind data processed in real time, as well as the local grid conditions. These standard conditions are fulfilled by the current proven Nordex Control 2 SCADA system. In addition to this, the new Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE offers the possibility of accessing and displaying more data as well as including other components of the wind farm – such as the substation or battery storage. As this is a virtual solution, the new SCADA system can also be applied to other wind farm components to be added later. It is fully hardware-independent and thus future-proof as it also operates on future generations of server hardware.With the standard IIoT platform data and processes can be used both centrally and decentral. As an “on-premise solution“, Nordex OS™ Control Center is used to collect all data worldwide centrally in Hamburg, Germany.For example, the Nordex OS™ Control Center can automatically check the parameters of each individual turbine and each connected wind farm component for plausibility.Optional multiply redundant systems ensure that the Nordex Group has an availability of 99.9% for the Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE. The system stores data for up to five years. Parallel servers ensure interruption-free operation without data loss in the event of the outage of a complete server unit.The Nordex Group offers the Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE for its turbines of the Delta and Delta4000 series and it can also be used for older turbine generations. The Nordex Group will equip the first wind farms with Nordex OS™ SCADA EDGE in 2020. Source: Company Press Release