Blantyre Hotels Limited ( 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgBlantyre Hotels Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Blantyre Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blantyre Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blantyre Hotels Limited (  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileBlantyre Hotels Limited is a holding company operating in the hospitality and tourism sector in Malawi. The company owns and manages Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Its operations are managed by Protea Hotels of South Africa under a services contract. Ryalls Hotel is the most-technologically advanced hotel in Malawi, offering accommodation for businessman and holidaymakers. Situated in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi and only 15-mintues from Malawi’s international airport; the hotel offers travellers well-appointed accommodation in an upmarket location, full conference and banqueting facilities and a fitness centre. Blantyre Hotels Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex

first_imgSave this picture!© Alejandro Cartagena+ 56 Share Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex 2013 Photographs Manufacturers: Cemex, BR Bloquera Regiomontana, Pinturas BerelCollaborators:Alejandra Rivero, Silvia Rodríguez, Berenice ReynaProject Team:César Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, María SevillaCity:MonterreyCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEACeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildText description provided by the architects. Box House is a dwelling developed under the methodology of the social project Vivex Community, an initiative of S-AR (a collaborative architecture workshop based in Monterrey, Mexico), whose purpose is to bring architecture and its design processes, planning and social work to poor families, marginalized communities, or to provide basic infrastructure to institutions that provide social support.This project aims to generate a typology of competitive and feasible housing for a low and medium income market.Save this picture!Planta Baja+ 56This property is proposed in a suburban plot with an area of standard dimensions, in the subdivisions commonly made by the local government (Monterrey Metropolitan Area) and many of the housing developers operating in the city, that is, lots approximately 7 m wide x 15 m long.As a project of social architecture, the construction method seeks the active participation of future users. The head of the family is a construction worker, generating roots, responsibility and commitment to the project.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaThe families that Vivex Community is supporting are families whose heads or other members are construction workers, this in order to facilitate the understanding and execution of the project. Also, people engaged in this work regularly make their living building houses for others, paradoxically often have no house of their own, and have to pay rent. Many times their rent has inadequate conditions of space, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness.This sector is also vulnerable because of the instability of the work, as the construction projects, employers or companies constantly change, and that does not help them generate steady savings or qualify for official housing programs from the government that demand credit from the beneficiaries.Save this picture!AxonométricaHow does the community and participatory methodology work? Vivex Community provides the supply and management of construction materials through sponsorships with companies and individuals, as well as technical assistance with the designers of the house, in this case S-AR.The beneficiary family, which has its own land, brings labor every week, along with coworkers, friends and family, which significantly reduces the cost of housing and generates the value of teamwork in the family. The construction process itself is a learning process and an assimilation of values. Likewise, when building the house with their own manual resources, the family learns new skills that they can use for other paid jobs in the future.We meet weekly with everyone involved, from the design process of the dwelling to its construction, as well as site supervision.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaThe aim of this process is to support poor families, as is the case of Jesús Galván’s family (head of a beneficiary family), so that they can have their own house, which will bring a space of intimacy and a place for his family to develop in the future, towards other basic aims like health and education.Jesús Galván is a construction worker (commonly called masons), 32 years old. His family consists of him and his partner Norma Alicia, his eldest son Jesús Alejandro and small daughters Yareli Guadalupe and Kelli Yojana. For years they have lived renting a separate room upstairs in the house of an acquaintance.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaThanks to his work, a little over two years ago he began to buy land in the community of Zuazua, on the outskirts of the metropolitan area of Monterrey, where he regularly works as a builder. He is still paying for the land, but is slowly getting there.Cost / Time. The total cost of the house in sponsored materials and workmanship for basic blacksmithing and glass installation (the only items that were not made directly by the beneficiary, as with counseling he could perform the building services and woodwork of the house, which has generated a professional growth for him) was 150,000 Mexican pesos, about 11,600 US dollars. This includes the foundation, structure, walls, slabs, electrical and plumbing, carpentry, blacksmithing, glass, sidewalk, interior plaster slabs, painting and waterproofing of a house with two levels of 110 m2, and even an option for growth.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaThe construction time for this type of project is longer than a common project because labor depends on the time investment of the beneficiary family, which usually can only spend one or two days a week on the construction of their home, to continue with their normal activities and permanent work. Times are also influenced by the flow of donations of materials or resources received.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaProject. The house is defined as a box containing in turn other boxes. The first box is placed in the middle of the site, leaving a huge swath unbuilt land to generate a side yard that allows bringing natural light and ventilation to the house. Similarly this free space generates a space for a possible expansion of internal social activities, which are on the first floor of the house. A room is left on the ground floor, now used by the eldest son and in the future for the parents when they get older.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaIn free space in the box on the first floor are the dining, living room and access. The furniture in the living room and kitchen can be temporary, as they can be stored within the free spaces under the staircase. This allows flexibility for the on the first floor, for commercial or productive uses.A side box placed at one end of the house contains plumbing, electrical, and the stairs.Save this picture!Sección 2The private area is laid out on the second level, with living room and two bedrooms. One side of this level has an enclosure composed of independent doors that can regulate privacy, lighting and ventilation of the rooms, as opposed to a more open enclosure on the lower level that is linked to the side yard.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaThe whole house is built with concrete blocks placed without overlap, so it is reinforced, and lighter reinforced concrete slabs. The walls are made of plywood and glass frames on wooden bars. The house is designed as permanent housing, in a habitable stage, with ease improvement and subsequent adjustments by users.Save this picture!© Alejandro CartagenaProject gallerySee allShow lessCarol Urzua / Lira Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsPaulo Freire Library / 3C Arquitetura e UrbanismoSelected Projects Share Architects: Comunidad Vivex, S-AR Year Completion year of this architecture project Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad VivexSave this projectSaveBox House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex ArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Alejandro Cartagena Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Monterrey, Mexico Mexico CopyAbout this officeComunidad VivexOfficeFollowS-AROfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMonterreyMexicoPublished on January 01, 2015Cite: “Box House / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex” [Casa Caja / S-AR stación-ARquitectura + Comunidad Vivex] 01 Jan 2015. 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Memorial Dedicated to U.S. Marines Who Died in Global Effort to Eradicate Terrorism

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Government Memorial Dedicated to U.S. Marines Who Died in Global Effort to Eradicate Terrorism On Thursday, October 2 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 26, 2014 | 12:36 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Top of the News center_img HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center in Pasadena – 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment. Photo courtesy Ann ErdmanPhoto courtesy Ann ErdmanThe U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center in Pasadena – 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment – will be open to the public Thursday, Oct. 2, at 5:00 p.m. for the dedication of a memorial to fallen U.S. Marines and Navy corpsmen who made the ultimate sacrifice in the global effort to eradicate terrorism.The center, ordinarily closed to the public, is at 2699 Paloma St. at the northwest corner of Paloma Street and Sierra Madre Boulevard just south of Pasadena High School. Parking is available at Victory Park, half a block from the center. Public entry to the center will be through the gate on Paloma Street.U.S. Marines and reservists at the center will take time from their normal duties to pause and reflect on the sacrifice of others who have worn the same uniform. They also will be on hand to greet community guests, who are encouraged to see the memorial up close, take photos and participate actively in the event that will conclude with the lowering of the U.S. flag during the evening colors ceremony.RSVP to [email protected] or (626) 398-0295, ext. 1500.Resting near the flagpole and the entrance to the main building, the memorial is, according to Lt. Col. Donald R. Wright, a source of great pride for the Marines at the center.“The intent of such a memorial is not to glorify war or even commemorate some great victory of the past. It is meant simply to honor those who have died in service to their country,” said Wright. “We honor their sacrifice and remind ourselves of the need to be ready to answer our nation’s call. We also remind those who have fallen that we have not forgotten them and that we will not let them down.” ]Leading the dedication ceremony will be Wright, Lt. Col. Sean N. Day and Sgt. Maj. David E. Lee.The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment is an infantry reserve unit that provides trained personnel to augment and reinforce active duty units in times of war, disasters and other situations as national security requires. About 30 active duty and reserve Marines are on staff daily at the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center in Pasadena. Many live locally and are active in the community year-round.During monthly training drills there are more than 200 Marines there, with members of the unit staying in local hotels and engaging in commerce throughout Pasadena. 2/23, as it is commonly called by military personnel, also participates in local civic events and military funerals and works in cooperation with the City of Pasadena during local emergencies and natural disasters. 2/23 has been in Pasadena since 2006.Mayor Bill Bogaard and the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to formally adopt 2/23 on Nov. 25, 2013, formally recognizing the relationship between the City of Pasadena and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Center, which is on city-owned land.last_img read more

Mac Lochlainn praises campaigners as Moville Greencastle Scheme gets the go-ahead

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – August 19, 2011 Twitter Mac Lochlainn praises campaigners as Moville Greencastle Scheme gets the go-ahead WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Advertscenter_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal NE Deputy Padriag Mac Lochlainn says the residents of Moville and Greencastle have much to be proud of after An Bord Pleanala this week gave the go ahead for the contravserial sewerage scheme in the area.The permission is contrary to the recommendations of an inspector, and subject to a number of conditions, including the omission of a pumping station at Glenburnie.There is still a possibility that the Campaign for a Clean Estuary may go to Europe, Deputy Mac Lochlainn  says if they do, they will have his full support.He says from Donegal County Council’s point of view, there have been mistakes and problems since this first came on the agenda in 1990, and lessons will have to be learned……..[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleVEC says Finn Valley College will open, but questions remainNext articleDetails of Donegal events for National Heritage Week News Highland Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Council part of nationwide clampdown on illegal dumping

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleBreaking: Mortgage breaks extendedNext articleRoadmap for easing of restrictions announced tomorrow News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook Facebook By News Highland – April 30, 2020 center_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Homepage BannerNews Donegal County Council funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, has joined forces to highlight and address the reports of increases in illegal dumping, since the introduction of Covid-19 related restrictions just over six weeks ago.City and county councils across the country have recorded in increase, as high as 40% in some areas, in the number of calls reporting illegal dumpsites during March 2020 when compared to the same time last year.Complainants are reporting a number of illegal dumpsites being discovered in streets and byroads, hills and bogs, at public amenities and in private housing estates across the country.In response, DCCAE has ring-fenced €1 million of the 2020 National Anti-Dumping Initiative allocation for measures that will stop this activity and catch the perpetrators.Persons who are found to be responsible for, or involved in, the unauthorised disposal of waste are liable to a maximum fine of €5,000 on summary conviction and/or imprisonment for up to 12 months, and to a maximum fine of €15 million on conviction on indictment and/or imprisonment for up to 10 years. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Council part of nationwide clampdown on illegal dumping Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

People encouraged to get involved with The Big Hello!

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook People encouraged to get involved with The Big Hello! Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows People in Donegal are being encouraged to reach out to their neighbours as part of The Big Hello!, the first National Community Weekend taking place this May Bank Holiday weekend.The initiative is being rolled out by the Department of Rural and Community Development to support communities in the county and throughout Ireland to host events in their local area in a bid to strengthen community ties and help tackle social isolation.€10,000 has been allocated to Donegal County Council to fund local The Big Hello! events. By News Highland – March 9, 2019 center_img Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Previous articleTraffic light system at McClay’s Corner to be reviewedNext articleEnda Bonner not chosen to stand in local elections News Highland Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Somerville bop dropped

first_imgSomerville students were left disappointed last weekend, as the College’s Hallowe’en bop was postponed by a week because of a late licensing application.Hallowe’en will instead be celebrated on Saturday 6th November, while most other colleges are out at Bonfire Night events.“There was no decanal reasoning for stopping the bop,” said Entz Rep Joe de Sousa. “We submitted the alcohol licence application a day late and as such it did not come through in time.”The Entz Reps declined to say why the application for one of the first bops of the year had been made too late in the first place.The reaction around the college to the delay was mixed.“It’s absolutely crap,” said one second year, who preferred to remain anonymous. “The phrase ‘piss-up in a brewery’ comes to mind.”However a number of students claimed to have had no intention of going to the event in the first place. “Being a second year, I wasn’t really interested,” said Jake Shelley. “It gets dominated by the freshers, really.”Anne Taylor, a Somerville fourth year, was more outspoken. “Of course hardly anybody apart from a handful of first years was going to go,” she said. “There’s just no spirit of camaraderie in the JCR.”“It’s ridiculous that the Hallowe’en bop will be happening after Bonfire Night,” she continued, “but then it’s equally ridiculous that our college bar is losing money.”Meanwhile, JCR President David Railton sent round an email promising the JCR that the bop would go ahead this Saturday. “Look on the bright side,” it read, “you’ll get an awesome costume at half the price in the sale now.”last_img read more


first_imgA funeral mass was offered Nov. 27 at St. Joseph’s Church in Hoboken for Frank John Gullo, 66. He passed away Nov. 22 at his lifelong home in Hoboken surrounded by his family. Frank was born and raised in Hoboken and was well known in the community. Frank served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Warrington, was an alumni of St. Peter’s College, an active parishioner and cantor for his beloved St. Joseph’s Church, an educator for thirty-three combined years in the Hoboken and Union City School Districts, a CYO basketball coach, an active member in the local political community and a consummate lover of music and good humor.Frank is survived by his wife Lynne (nee Romano); his children, son Anthony Gullo and his wife Anna, his daughter Kristin Gullo; his grandchildren, Anthony and Francis Gullo, his brother John Gullo and his wife Lois, his mother-in-law Catherine Romano and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.Services arranged by the Lawton-Turso Funeral Home, Hoboken.last_img read more

Saluting a paragon of plants

first_img Read Full Story Throughout its 140-year history, the Arnold Arboretum has advanced our understanding of biodiversity through the work of some of the most significant people in plant science. Among this select group is senior research scientist Peter Del Tredici, who retires from the Arboretum in January 2014 after 35 years. Over that time, Del Tredici has made many indelible contributions to the stewardship and study of the living collections as well as to the fields of plant morphology, plant exploration, public horticulture, urban ecology, and the science of climate change. A uniting theme in his work has been to bridge the gaps that traditionally separate the fields of landscape design, horticulture, and ecology.Del Tredici began his career at the Arboretum in 1979 as an assistant propagator in the Arboretum’s Dana Greenhouses. Over three subsequent decades at the Arboretum, Del Tredici has been recognized for his research on an array of plants and plant families, including Ginkgo biloba, conifers and dwarf conifers, magnolias (Magnolia spp.), stewartias (Stewartia spp.), and hemlocks (Tsuga spp.). Since 1984, he has also curated the Larz Anderson Bonsai Collection, conducting extensive research into their origins and leading a comprehensive restoration effort to return them to their traditional design. He has won numerous awards including the Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1986, the Arthur Hoyt Scott Garden and Horticultural Award in 1999, and the Veitch Memorial Medal from The Royal Horticultural Society in 2013.last_img read more

Study suggests an online-only class may be as effective as the on-campus equivalent

first_imgIt’s been two years since a New York Times article declared the “year of the MOOC” — short for “massive open online courses.” Now, for the first time, researchers have carried out a detailed study that shows that these classes really can teach at least as effectively as traditional classroom courses — and they found that this is true regardless of how much preparation and knowledge students start out with.The findings have just been published in the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, in a paper co-authored by researchers from MIT, Harvard, and China’s Tsinghua University.“It’s an issue that has been very controversial,” said lead author David Pritchard Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT. “A number of well-known educators have said there isn’t going to be much learning in MOOCs, or if there is, it will be for people who are already well-educated.” Read Full Storylast_img read more