Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAfinitas Limited (AFS.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Afinitas Limited (AFS.bw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfinitas Limited, list on the Botswana Stock Exchange, is a pan-African investment holding company which operates in three sectors; event management, financial services and asset management. Afinitas Limited is a subsidiary of GCH Investments Limited. Afinitas Limited is an asset management company which provides seed capital for new business development in Botswana. The company is accredited by the Botswana International Financial Services Center (IFSC). Africa Events Limited is a specialist events management division which owns the rights to the Africa Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC). This event is held annually in London and is attended by a diverse spectrum of investors, dealmakers and financial services companies that target and service the African continent. Ethiopia Investments Limited is a permanent capital vehicle which was established by EQOS Global, a business process outsourcing company based in Addis Ababa which owns investments and develops new business in Ethiopia.last_img read more

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Cold cure for sores

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Only 10 seconds more!Ice baths are crucial to post-match recovery, says Crofton Alexander.For rugby players to stay at the peak of their fitness, post-match recovery is vital. They need to be able to train shortly after a match and be ready for the next game, which can be as soon as five days later.Moreover, how well a player recovers can be the difference between longing for the next week to come around and being ready to throw in the towel after week one.Ice baths have been used in professional sport for about ten years, and have been at the centre of debate. They’ve been the subject of extensive and ongoing research, as scientists have discussed what the optimum temperature and time spent in the bath is, whether it’s better to sit or stand, or whether to use an alternative method of recovery.Initially, it was believed that the colder the temperature, the better the outcome would be. he cold constricts the blood vessels and limits the blood flow, slowing down the metabolism. This flushes out metabolic by-products such as lactic acid, which makes the muscles sore after a hard workout.However, recent research has shown that too much time spent in too cold an ice bath can do more harm than good. Muscles are like rubber and become compliant when heated. So if too long is spent in the cold, they will stiffen up.The aim is to restore the body back to its normal state, and in sport this has to happen at an accelerated rate, so the recovery process is manipulated.Ideally, a player will spend between eight and ten minutes in water at 10-15°C straight after a game to reduce initial inflammation of the joints. Then, 24 hours later, they will spend two minutes in cold water followed by two minutes in water at 30-40°C, six times. This is known as hot and cold flushing, and constricts and dilates the blood vessels, getting the blood flowing and softening the muscles.Forwards tend to feel it more in the neck and shoulders, so prefer to sit in the bath, and the backs will be sorer in the lower body and favour standing.Some players hate ice baths, and low-impact exercise such as cycling can also get the blood flowing without using excess energy. But even if the effect of an ice bath is only psychological, it can still help a player prepare for the following week.Crofton Alexander is part of Wasps’ strength and conditioning teamIce baths are good for the joints after a gameUse heat on your muscles the next day center_img If you hate the ice, try cycling insteadlast_img read more

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Nøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO Architects

first_img Projects Nøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO Architects Houses ArchDaily Architects: LUMO Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2015 Year:  Save this picture!© Jesper Balleby+ 16 Share CopyHouses•Virklund, Denmark ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772194/nojkaerhus-culture-house-lumo-architects Clipboard 2015 Year:  Photographs photographs:  Jesper BallebyPhotographs:  Jesper BallebyCollaborators:Sloth Møller EngineeringContractor:Resenbro Tømrer- & SnedkerforretningArchitect In Charge:Lars Sønderskov, Mads LindstrømCity:VirklundCountry:DenmarkMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jesper BallebyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Nøjkærhus is located in the highland of Jutland, near Silkeborg, Denmark. Extensive forests, lakes, heath and many smaller grassland areas characterize the landscape. Nøjkærhus originally consisted of two small forest guard buildings, located in a small clearing in the woods surrounded by the drama of the intense highland topography.Save this picture!SectionThe Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities has supported the project with development and financial grants during realization. The project facilitates today’s outdoor activities and provides a sustainable and innovative direction for the future, where new users are invited inside. Today, Nøjkærhus stands as a bright, vivid and Nordic response to the modern outdoor recreation.Save this picture!© Jesper BallebyThe project works with four architectural compositions and architectural identities, each of which contains various applications and connections to the surrounding countryside. We call the houses respectively the Main house, the Glass house, the Stable house and the Log house. The four houses create a series of harmonious and diverse architectural approaches that ensure simple and clear links between indoor and outdoor spaces. The scenic location and form-related processing creates differentiated and scaled-down building volumes, which approximates a human scale and creates a clear relation to both the forest and the sky. The playful architecture of the roof profiles and choice of material emphasizes the project’s function as an active hub for movement, learning and socializing in nature.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe choice of building materials emerges from the desire to achieve a robust, yet textural and bright Nordic expression. Robust both in the sense of durable and flexible to changes in content or use. Nordic, because the buildings are functional, flexible and has the potential to house a wide range of activities throughout the day and year. It has been the desire to create a building with a vibrant and varied play of light and distinctive architectural expression.Save this picture!© Jesper BallebyProject gallerySee allShow lessCulture Lab Detroit Dialogue: Architecture and Nature: Designing for Today’s Urban L…EventInfobox / project elevenSelected Projects Share Nøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO Architects Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Denmark “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/772194/nojkaerhus-culture-house-lumo-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLUMO ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVirklundDenmarkPublished on August 21, 2015Cite: “Nøjkærhus Culture House / LUMO Architects” 21 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Cross HairlinePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®SinksThe Splash LabTrough Sink – Monolith A SeriesSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Helmkehof Cultural CenterBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAWashroom AccessoriesConcrete FloorsSikaDecorative Floor CoatingsMetal PanelsSherwin-Williams Coil CoatingsFluropon® Coating in Thaden SchoolWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for Partition WallsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMMineral Wood Stain – Lignosil®-VeranoDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – MAGNEOSinksECOPIXELWashbasin – Light Basin LTBMore 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 streamlast_img read more

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Krispy Kreme launch doughnut to raise funds for Leonard Cheshire

first_img Howard Lake | 19 September 2006 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Krispy Kreme launch doughnut to raise funds for Leonard Cheshire  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Trading Krispy Kreme, has teamed up with Marco Pierre White to produce a ‘designer doughnut’. The limited-edition doughnut will be available in Krispy Kreme stores during October and will raise money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire.This is one of a series of activities to celebrate the nomination of Leonard Cheshire as Krispy Kreme’s charity of the year. It is hoped that the partnership will raise £25k for the charity. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Global warming, Trump and China

first_img100MW Ningxia Shizuishan Solar Power Plant—China.The year 2016 just ended was the hottest on record. So was 2015. And 2014 before that. Each year, new world records are being set as a blanket of CO2 in the atmosphere, caused by the burning of fossil fuels, warms the planet even faster than scientists had predicted. In the U.S., the heat last year was surpassed only by the record-breaking year of 2012.So what are the powers-that-be in the richest country on earth doing about this monumental crisis? Well, they’ve just succeeded in getting one of their right-wing billionaire buddies elected president, and he’s picked a cabinet that abounds in fellow climate deniers — very conveniently, given their connections to the coal and oil industries.There’s Rex Tillerson, the outgoing chair of ExxonMobil, Trump’s pick for secretary of State. Rick Perry, a former governor of oil-rich Texas, for secretary of Energy. And there’s Scott Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general who has been waging a legal battle against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which would curb greenhouse-gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. What job is Pruitt getting? Of course — the EPA.Scientists, environmentalists and just people thinking about the future are tearing their hair out. What can they do?The answer: Fight like hell against this putrid system that is destroying the world. Help build a revolutionary mass movement against capitalism and its evils, from racism, sexism, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer oppression to the exploitation of all workers and the destruction of the environment, all for profit.China to spend $360 billion on renewablesIt’s instructive to look at what China is doing about climate change. It’s still a developing country, needing to feed and house 1.3 billion people on the same amount of land area as the U.S.But China’s National Energy Administration announced on Jan. 5 that the country will spend another $360 billion — more than a third of a trillion dollars — on renewable energy sources like solar and wind by 2020. China is already the largest producer of solar panels in the world.Environmentalists around the world are hailing this decision, noting that when the Chinese government makes such an announcement, it is not just an empty promise, a political ploy or a wish list. It means that economic planners have already laid the groundwork and figured out the details of how to finance such a huge project and how to develop the infrastructure to deliver the power to where it is needed.At the same time, China is in the middle of a major campaign to downsize its coal, steel and cement industries. It’s called supply-side structural reform. After several decades of rapid industrialization, China’s growth rate has slowed in recent years.Industrialization brought serious pollution. And there is now a surplus of housing in some areas, as well as stockpiles of such basic materials as steel and cement. Improvements in technology have also caused some industries to become redundant.In a capitalist society like the United States, redundancy in the productive forces causes the big investors to just walk away from the problem, leaving a Rust Belt (aka deindustrialization) behind. And some of the “advisers” to China from the capitalist world who push for more market reforms have urged them to do just that, especially because the industries involved are predominantly state-owned enterprises.What about the miners? The steelworkers? Forget about them. Let the market sort everything out.But it appears that the Communist Party and the Chinese government are not following such advice. Under supply-side structural reform, redundant industries are being shut down under a plan — yes, their system allows for a comprehensive plan for economic development — in which the full weight of the government insists there be job training and an income for the workers affected until they get other employment. At the same time, the overall plan is creating new industries — like the state investment in solar and wind power, which alone will open up 13 million new jobs.It is possible to reorganize human life and economic activity to be sustainable on this beautiful, unique planet. But to get there, we must pull down capitalism and build socialism.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Want a Free Milkshake? Visit BeanGoLand at the 2012 Indiana State…

first_imgTo stay up to date on all things soybean at the 2012 Indiana State Fair, visitors can follow Bennie the Bean on Facebook (www.facebook.com/BennietheBean) and Twitter (@BennietheBean) or visit www.indianasoybean.com/statefair. Source: ISA Want a Free Milkshake? Visit BeanGoLand at the 2012 Indiana State Fair Previous articleBring on the Ferris Wheel, the 4-H Projects & CountryMark Fuels!Next articleFSA Expands Emergency Haying and Grazing to Additional CRP Practices Gary Truitt To play BeanGo, fairgoers can download the free BeanGo app to their smartphone at www.indianasoybean.com/beangoapp before they arrive at the fairgrounds or pick up a BeanGo card at BeanGoLand during the fair. “We are committed to connecting with our consumers,” said Wilson. “The Indiana State Fair may be the only interaction many of Hoosier have with agriculture all year long, and we want to make sure they understand what farming looks like in Indiana today and have the opportunity to ask questions of the Indiana soybean farmers volunteering at the exhibit.” SHARE With less than 2 percent of Americans living on farms today, the Indiana State Fair offers a perfect opportunity for Indiana soybean farmers to bring the farm to the public. And this year, they’re doing it in a new location called BeanGoLand on the northside of the fairgrounds. “Indiana soybean farmers have a great success story to share with the public – one that impacts their lives in more ways than they can imagine,” said Kevin Wilson, president of Indiana Soybean Alliance and a farmer from Walton, Ind. “BeanGoLand will offer visitors a fun environment to learn more about soybeans, the way they are raised today and the farm families who grow them.” Facebook Twitter Home CROPS Want a Free Milkshake? Visit BeanGoLand at the 2012 Indiana State Fair By Gary Truitt – Aug 2, 2012 SHARE While at BeanGoLand, located between the Farm Bureau Building and the Mac Reynolds Barn, fairgoers will be able to play BeanGo – a fun and interactive game introduced at last year’s Indiana State Fair. By answering questions about soybeans – and farming in general – while exploring the new Soybean Statue Garden, visitors can win fun prizes, including Dairy Bar milkshake coupons (while supplies last) in honor of the Year of Dairy Cows. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Governments lifts prior censorship for privately-owned print media

first_img Reporters Without Borders was told today by the Chadian government that the country’s newspapers can again be published without having to obtain prior approval for each issue from a censorship committee that was set under a state of emergency in November 2006.“This a great relief,” the press freedom organisation said. “The Chadian government has finally realised that all censorship did was humiliate and undermine the press, which was unfairly blamed for many problems.”Communication minister and government spokesman Hourmadji Moussa Doumgor told Reporters Without Borders this afternoon that “prior censorship, which was anyway less actively applied in recent weeks” is no longer in force and from now on newspapers may be published “without being referred to the committee.”The leading N’Djamena-based newspapers had already anticipated this announcement by bringing out or preparing their latest issues without submitting them to the communication ministry. The Chadian Association of Privately-Owned Press Editors (AEPT) decided at a meeting yesterday evening to regard the state of emergency as having been lifted in practice even if there has not yet been any official communique to this effect.Proclaimed on 13 November 2006 after a series of deadly clashes between Arab and non-Arab communities in the east of the country, the state of emergency was used by the authorities to reimpose prior censorship for the privately-owned print media and to ban radio and TV station from referring to matters “liable to undermine public order, national unity, territorial integrity and respect for public institutions.”The state of emergency expired at midnight on 25 May without the government this time requesting another extension from parliament, as required by the constitution. The special unit which the communication ministry created to implement prior censorship had been functioning since 14 November. Help by sharing this information The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 7, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts May 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Governments lifts prior censorship for privately-owned print media News ChadAfrica Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid Organisation center_img Follow the news on Chad News ChadAfrica News December 1, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad to go further Reportslast_img read more

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Newspaper president’s release after four years hailed

first_img Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders welcomes the release today of Yu Huafeng, the former president of the liberal Guangzhou-based newspaper Nanfang Dushi Bao, after his sentence was reduced for the third time. He ended up serving four years of what originally was a 12-year sentence on corruption charges.When the sentence was reduced to eight years on appeal in May 2004, Yu said: “You can manipulate the law but not history.””Yu’s release, obtained thank to the efforts of thousands of Chinese journalists, comes just three days after the release of Ching Cheong and clearly shows that campaigns of support for imprisoned journalists and cyber-dissidents can be successful”, Reporters Without Borders said. “The campaigning for the release of other prisoners of conscience, including Hu Jia, must be stepped up before the Olympic Games.”Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to Yu, who headed one of China’s most independent and innovative dailies. He was the victim of a conspiracy by officials in Guangdong province who wanted to punish the newspaper for its outspoken reports, including its exposure of the death of a student in a police station.Yu’s wife, Xiang Li, told Reporters Without Borders that he left Panyu prison, near Guangzhou, at 8 a.m. today and is already at home getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year with his family. She said she was very happy and thanked all those in China and abroad who had supported Yu.Yu and the newspaper’s managing editor, Li Minying, were arrested in January 2004 and were sentenced to 12 and 11 years in prison respectively for alleged corruption. The newspaper’s editor, Cheng Yizhong, was also detained in 2004 in the same case, without ever being brought to trial. The sentences of Yu and Li were reduced to eight and six years respectively on appeal. Another year was taken off Yu’s sentence in February 2007, a few days after Li was released.More than 2,300 Chinese journalists signed a petition for the release of Yu and Li in 2005, pointing out that all they did was award some employees bonuses linked to an increase in the newspaper’s earnings from advertising. February 8, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper president’s release after four years hailed News News Follow the news on China News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out more to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Journalist Ogulsapar Muradova dies violently in prison

first_img TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Twenty Reporters Without Borders activists occupied Turkmenistan’s embassy in Paris for three hours today toprotest against the death of Radio Free Europe’s correspondent in prison and to demand the release of anotherjournalist and a human rights activist still being held. The French police forcibly removed the ReportersWithout Borders protesters from the embassy. “It is essential that the international community, especially the European countries, the United States and Russia, should demand to know what happened,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Impunity and indifference are the worst form to treatment for journalists who fall victim to the enemies of press freedom and for their relatives.” Receive email alerts #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries Follow the news on Turkmenistan Calling for a full investigation into how she died, the press freedom organisation voiced concern about the two people who were tried and convicted with her as the same secret trial on 25 August, one of whom was a fixer for the French television production company Galaxie-Presse. News The organisation also voiced “great concern” about the fate of Muradova’s co-defendants, fixer Annakurban Amanklychev and human rights activist Sapardurdy Khajiyev, who received sentences of six and seven years respectively at the same trial, that was held secretly without any independent observers and lasted less than two hours. September 14, 2006 – Updated on August 10, 2018 Journalist Ogulsapar Muradova dies violently in prison December 18, 2020 Find out more RSF_en to go furthercenter_img News March 31, 2020 Find out more TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan News Help by sharing this information Organisation Reporters Without Borders has learned that police took Ogulsapar Muradova’s adult children this morning to the Ashgabat morgue where they informed them of her death and showed them the body. There was a head wound and many marks on the rest of the body. Sources had previously reported that Muradova was mistreated following her arrest on 16 June and while she was awaiting trial. News March 13, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Mass on Friday 3rd

first_imgWhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Rotary Club Facebook Twitter Limerick Thomond Rotary Club are holding a special mass at 4pm of Friday January 3rd.Following on from the very successful fund raising event, in which yellow ribbons were placed on a tree on Bedford Row, the club are inviting the public to attend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They organised an event over the three weeks prior to Christmas to raise funds for St. Munchin’s Community Centre / Cuan Mhuire and Pieta House.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Online LaunchGoing to New Heights at the Limerick Thomond Rotary Club Remembrance Tree Online LaunchPicture Brendan gleesonThe public were asked to write the names of their beloved family and friends on yellow ribbons which were then erected on a tree at Bedford Row, Limerick.Donations were welcomed from all sectors – donations will be distributed between the charities.The thousands of yellow ribbons will be on display on the altar at the Augustinian Church, O’Connell Street, Limerick next Friday 3rd January at the 4pm Mass – all are welcome to attend.Limerick Thomond Rotary Club would like to thank all people who donated so generously to this fund-raising event for worthy charities – greatly appreciated. Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLost Boys prepare for release of next singleNext articleWoman recovered from River Shannon in Limerick following early morning search operation Meghann Scully Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement NewsLimerick Thomond Rotary Club Mass on Friday 3rdBy Meghann Scully – January 2, 2020 237 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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