Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanga Cement Company Plc (SIMBA.tz) 2020 abridged results.Company ProfileTanga Cement Company Plc manufactures, distributes and sells cement and clinker products to the building, construction, roadworks and mining segment in Tanzania. The company produces Portland limestone cement with limestone extenders used for structural and non-structural cast constructions; reinforced concrete for civil and industrial works; and fillings, coatings, screeds and mortars as well as concrete for mining infrastructure and shafts. The company markets its cement products under the Simba Cement Brand. Tanga Cement Company is a subsidiary of AfriSam (Mauritius) Investment Holdings Limited; with production facilities in the city of Tanga in Pongwe and its head office in Dar es Salaam. Tanga Cement Company Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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Therefore, I’ve dived into the Footsie’s “deep bargain bin” to find three British businesses that should survive this storm, but whose shares look ruined.Here are “2020’s fallen angels”, in order of their share-price falls this quarter: Cliff D’Arcy | Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 In the throes of this global crisis, TV broadcasters are suffering horribly, as TV advertising dries up. Hovering around 64p, ITV‘s share price has cratered like IAG’s – down 59% from 2020’s peak of 150p and #5 among the fallen angels. Today, ITV may be unloved, but could easily become a future takeover target for a global content provider such as Disney. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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Shaking it up: Warren Gatland has made a statement with his squad with 15 Welshmen, including captain WarburtonBy Alan DymockNOW WE know. We have the 37 and despite the outrage and the spitting across tribal lines they are our 37. They are Lions.Want to get more of a feel of the squad? Well here are some stats and facts for you.The squad: Here are your 2013 British and Irish LionsThe initial squad has 15 Welshmen, 10 English, nine Irish and three Scots. It is the highest number of Welshmen on tour since 1977’s trip to New Zealand, when there were 16 in the initial squad. It s also worth noting that there were 13 Welsh players in the 1950 tour of New Zealand and Australia.The only tourist not currently playing test rugby is Saracens’ Matt Stevens.Only 13 of the 37 have toured with the Lions before (including Stevens). Brian O’Driscoll is on his fourth tour, returning to the place where his legend began. Remember him ducking under tackles and roaring past Nathan Grey and Owen Finnegan?Of course, he only has five Test points to his name. Mike Phillips and Rob Kearney are the only other ones who have scored in Tests before, with a try each.Skipper Sam is not the youngest Lions captain ever, with England’s Frank Stout having the honour of being the youngest leader in 1899 at the age of 22 when he trotted out on to the turf in Brisbane. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Sam Warburton The British and Irish Lions Captain poses for the cameras during the 2013 British and Irish Lions tour squad and captain announcement at London Syon Park Hotel on April 30, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images for HSBC) The youngest tourist will be Stuart Hogg, 20, turning 21 on June 24. He is closely followed by George North, who is only two months older than him.The oldest will, of course, be O’Driscoll who is 34. He is just 10 months older than Paul O’Connell.Richie Gray is the tallest on tour at 6ft 9in. Ian Evans is almost as much of a ceiling-scraper, standing at 6ft 8in.Mako Vunipola, tipping the scales at 20st 6lb, is the heaviest specimen with Gray just a little lighter than him at 19st 12lb.I am Bil, hear me roar!: Bil the Lion soaks up some sunWant to know something interesting? Winger Sean Maitland makes the squad after only six months in the country. He is one of six players in the squad who were born outside these Isles. The only tourist set to feature in every game? Bil the Lion. And did you know that BIL stands for British & Irish Lions? What a fluffy hero.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385999/manhattan-court-residence-hanna-gabriel-wells-architects Clipboard Year: CopyHouses•San Diego, United States United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/385999/manhattan-court-residence-hanna-gabriel-wells-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Larry Stanley+ 13 Share 2009 ArchDaily Houses “COPY” Architects: Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2009 Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells ArchitectsSave this projectSaveManhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects photographs: Larry StanleyPhotographs: Larry StanleySave this picture!© Larry StanleyRecommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingWoodTechnowoodTechnowood in Presidential HouseFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Salt’n’PepperText description provided by the architects. Two level residence over beach front guest house and parking. The project takes its inspiration from the eroded and carved bluffs of the Southern California coastline. Save this picture!© Larry StanleyThe residence is conceived of as a solid form which is carefully eroded to form spaces for living. This process of subtraction provides a variety of exterior balconies, terraces and courtyards for taking in the natural elements and extraordinary views while maintaining privacy in a densely populated community. Save this picture!Third Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCritical Distance Kairos ConferenceEventHousing in Baracaldo / Linazasoro ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects Year: Area: 4320 ft² Area: 4320 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHanna Gabriel Wells ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan DiegoHousesUnited StatesPublished on June 15, 2013Cite: “Manhattan Court Residence / Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects” 15 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Atelier van Wengerden Year Completion year of this architecture project dioCON Furniture Builder:Thomas MeubelsArchitects In Charge:Jacco van Wengerden, María Araceli Martínez Llamas, Xiaoqin Zhang, Laura BerasaluceCity:Broek in WaterlandCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkText description provided by the architects. This project for a private client was carried out in Broek in Waterland, a rural village north of Amsterdam. Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkThe 1970s bungalow was extended to create extra space, with a large window and open decking designed to maximize views over paddocks and farmland to the west. To the east of the bungalow, large sliding doors and windows were introduced to connect and integrate the living areas with a large garden. Save this picture!PlanInside, the functions were rearranged, and a more generous open plan environment created with double height ceilings. The timber used for the extension and decking was continued inside as wall panelling and cupboards – organising the internal functions.Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkThe result is a re-imagined house that truly responds to its environment by maximizing the use of light, sun, and restful views.Save this picture!ModelProduct Description. The MODIWOOD sustainable wood facade cladding was also used as decking and soffit lining. The sustainable properties made it suitable as a long term cladding solution that provided the house with a warm an natural finish that reflected the surrounding landscape. Save this picture!© Yvonne BrandwijkProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding With Timber – Ways Into the Future / Bauen mit Holz – Wege in die Zukunft /Exhibition OpeningMicrosoft Unveils the Surface Studio, a 28-Inch Touch-Screen Drawing BoardArchitecture News Share Cor Koper Bouwbedrijf Year: Builder: NT House / Atelier van Wengerden “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Broek in Waterland, The Netherlands 2015 ArchDaily Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797334/nt-house-atelier-van-wengerden Clipboard Manufacturers: GIRA, DACO, MODIWOOD The Netherlands NT House / Atelier van WengerdenSave this projectSaveNT House / Atelier van Wengerden “COPY” Structural Engineer: Save this picture!© Yvonne Brandwijk+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797334/nt-house-atelier-van-wengerden Clipboard Photographs: Yvonne Brandwijk Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtelier van WengerdenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBroek in WaterlandThe NetherlandsPublished on October 26, 2016Cite: “NT House / Atelier van Wengerden” 26 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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78 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 94% of FTSE 100 Chairs philanthropically active, reveals Factary report Tagged with: Finance philanthropy Research / statistics Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. More than 94% of FTSE 100 Chairs give money, time and expertise to support a wide variety of causes across the UK and internationally, according to Factary’s FTSE100 Chairmen: Companies and Philanthropy: A New Report.The most popular causes receiving support according to Factary’s report are education, arts and heritage. An average of 2.9 causes are supported by each Chair and the report also shows support for environment, sport and disability services.The research highlights however a notable difference between the chosen philanthropic interests of individual Chairpeople and those of the companies they head up, which are more likely to support health, welfare, children and international development.The report provides in-depth research into each of the 94 Chairmen and women of the FTSE 100, including biographical information, key professional and philanthropic interests and details of links to other FTSE 100 Chairs. A brief overview of each company and their CSR activities, including known major gifts is also given, as well as details of a further 189 notable board directors from the 100 companies.The report also reveals how the FTSE 100 Chairs interconnect through professional and philanthropic involvements, educational institutions and club memberships. It shows that 70% connect directly to at least two other Chairpeople, and suggests that there is significant potential for networking and relationship building within this group.The report comes with an interactive online network map and a spreadsheet that filters Chairs and companies by particular philanthropic interests. Further information on the 325-page report and how to access it is available on the Factary site. 77 total views, 1 views today Melanie May | 21 February 2017 | News
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 4:14 pm Community News HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment [Updated] The city of Pasadena will align with newly-issued state guidelines that will allow people vaccinated for COVID-19 to go without masks in most situations beginning next Tuesday.Masks will still be required:• On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)• Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings.– Note: This may change as updated K-12 schools guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC.• Healthcare settings (including long term care facilities)• State and local correctional facilities and detention centers• Homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centersThe city is expected to provide additional details in a press release later today.Masks will be required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses (examples: retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public).Additionally, employers and workplaces must continue to comply with Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards.“COVID-19 continues to easily spread among those who are unvaccinated,” said Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Public Health Director and Health Officer. “As we prepare for the State’s full reopening on June 15 and the retiring of most distancing and capacity restrictions, we urge everyone to get vaccinated. We have 3 very safe and effective vaccines, which are our most powerful tools to protect our community. The continued public health safety measure of appropriate masking is critically important to protect those who are unvaccinated and not yet eligible to receive the vaccine.”The state guidance on mask-wearing largely mirrors rules announced last month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).According to state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, people who are not vaccinated will still be required to wear masks in indoor public settings, including retail stores, movie theaters and government offices.On Wednesday the state announced that fully vaccinated Californians will be able to stop wearing face masks in most situations beginning Tuesday when the bulk ofCOVID-19 restrictions are lifted.But how the mask-wearing rules will be enforced will vary from place to place, with Ghaly laying out three options for business owners and event-venue operators:• businesses and venues can publicly post rules regarding mask-wearing and allow visitors to self-attest that they are vaccinated;• they can “implement a vaccine-verification system to determine whether individuals are required to wear a mask”; or• they can simply require all patrons to wear a mask.“This is the choice of the venue and the operators,” Ghaly said.“… We at the state level are giving all three options to private and independent operators to choose which is best suited for their community and their businesses.”The guidance, being formally released Wednesday afternoon, will also state that nobody can be prevented from wearing a mask as a condition of taking part in an activity or patronizing a business.Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Tuesday that the county will also continue requiring masks at indoor “mega events,” defined by the state as involving more than 5,000 people — a rule that would affect major indoor sporting events.Still undetermined, however, are the masking rules that will apply to California workplaces and office settings. The board of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Cal-OSHA, is scheduled to meet Wednesday night to again discuss its regulations.The board last week recommended worksite rules that would require all workers in indoor settings to continue wearing masks regardless of vaccination status, unless one person is working alone in a room or if all people in a room are fully vaccinated and not showing any symptoms of COVID-19.The rules would also allow physical distancing requirements to be scrapped indoors and outdoors if employers make N-95 respirator masks available to non-vaccinated workers.Cal-OSHA’s proposed rules also won’t require masks for workers in outdoor settings, except at outdoor “mega events” with 10,000 or more people.At those events, workers would have to wear face masks regardless of their vaccination status.The Cal-OSHA proposal has met with pushback because it conflicts with the CDC and now the state’s masking regulations. 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Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: building CoreLogic hailstorm Homes HOUSING primary structure Property Preservation roof maintenance severe weather Tornado Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Director Talks Regulation and Debt Collection Next: Fannie Mae Announces Reperforming Loan Sale The first quarter of 2019 racked the Southeastern and Midwest regions of the country with severe weather phenomena such as tornadoes and hail, yet according to data shared during a webinar titled “Investigating Tornado & Hail” by CoreLogic’s Hazard HQ, reports from the first quarter represent only a small quarter of annual reports.”In the longer-term so far through March we were above average for tornado reports and slightly lower than average for wind reports,” said Daniel Betten Principal Science and Analytics. Despite these reports, Betten said that the year has seen the “second-fewest hail reports in Q1 over the last 10 years.”Breaking down the severe weather trends, Betten said that in 2018 giant hail actually impacted very few populated areas. This despite eight of 2018’s billion-dollar disasters being the result of tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Looking at some of the most recent severe weather, the experts pointed out that the costliest hail storm so far in 2019 occurred in Frisco, McKinney, and Allen, Texas, with early estimated losses in $300-400 million range.The most recent severe weather was felt on April 13, with over 40 confirmed tornadoes, nine fatalities and dozens of injuries and significant hail in the Southeastern region of the country.According to Holly Tachovsky, CEO, BuildFax, the cost of home repairs, especially to primary structures such as roofs can go up exponentially after being impacted by severe weather such as tornadoes or hail. Citing a study conducted by Buildfax on the impact of the six most damaging hailstorms in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018 on properties, Tachovsky said, “Roof maintenance spikes following hail events with repairs that help in recovery from hail damages taking an average of 5.4 months.”However, she pointed out that these weather hazards also impact secondary structures, which can result in additional costs for homeowners, or in case of REO properties to the servicers or property preservation specialists.For servicers, insurance companies, and property preservation firms looking to identify the probable damage areas to properties before a severe weather occurrence, Rose Hancock, Senior Leader, Client Delivery at CoreLogic said that technology such as hail forensics and roof age data can help in identifying properties that had the potential to get damaged during a hailstorm or tornado.At a recent DS News webinar, experts discussed areas where technology is helping property preservation companies to identify cost-effective and timely solutions to protect and preserve homes. They pointed out that the data being used in property preservation at present helped companies understand the story that each house had to tell as well as “proactively manage anything that can go wrong.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / How Homes Can Recover From Severe Weather Damage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. How Homes Can Recover From Severe Weather Damage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 17, 2019 1,587 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago building CoreLogic hailstorm Homes HOUSING primary structure Property Preservation roof maintenance severe weather Tornado 2019-04-17 Radhika Ojha Subscribe
Top Stories[Breaking] Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Ban On Army Officers Using Social Media Karan Tripathi4 Aug 2020 10:11 PMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea challenging the policy of the Indian Army which requires all members of the armed forces to delete their social media accounts.The Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon has dismissed the petition on merits. The order has come in a plea moved by Lieutenant Colonel PK Choudhary challenging an order of the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea challenging the policy of the Indian Army which requires all members of the armed forces to delete their social media accounts.The Division Bench of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon has dismissed the petition on merits. The order has come in a plea moved by Lieutenant Colonel PK Choudhary challenging an order of the Director General of Military Intelligence, requiring all personnel in the Indian Army to delete Facebook, Instagram and 87 other social media applications.The petition was filed by a serving lieutenant colonel, who said that he was finding it difficult to connect with his family which resides outside India, in the absence of access to social media.He had submitted that he uses his Facebook account responsibly in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Indian Army from time to time, and he has never shared any classified or sensitive information pertaining to his role and duties as an Indian Army officer over Facebook or any other social networking platform.”Soldiers rely on social networking platforms like Facebook to address various issues arising in their families while posted in remote locations and often use the virtual connect to compensate for the physical distance existing between themselves and their families,” the plea stated.It was contended that the ban violates various fundamental rights of the Petitioner under the Constitution, including the right to freedom of speech and expression and right to privacy, whereas the power to modify fundamental rights of members of armed forces rests with the Parliament alone.”Article 33 permits the Parliament, by law, to modify fundamental rights by members of armed forces i.e, Soldiers. The Respondent No.1 is not the Parliament. Ban on use of social networking platforms and order to delete accounts vide the Policy is an attempt by the Respondent No.1 to usurp and assume powers which are vested exclusively with the Parliament in terms of Article 33,” the Petitioner argued. It was also submitted that the restrictions contained in the Policy, particularly relating to ban on use of social networking platforms and deletion of accounts therein are not contemplated under Section 21 (Power to modify certain fundamental rights in their application to persons subject to this Act) of the Army Act, 1950 and or the Rules framed by the Central Government in terms of the said provision.The Petitioner had pointed out that while on one hand Soldiers are ordered to stop using all major social media platforms and to delete their user profiles, on the other hand the Respondents are formulating plans to sensitise soldiers and train them in proper and safe conduct over social networking platforms.”Such contradictions in the Policy are a testament to the non application of mind while formulating the same,” the Petitioner remarkedFurther, it was contended that the policy is violative of Article 14 of the Constitution inasmuch as there are several members of the civil administration and political class who possess information of a much higher level of sensitivity than a regular soldier. However, no restrictions on use of social media apply to the said persons.The Petitioner had therefore prayed the High Court to direct the Respondent to withdraw its “draconian” Policy dated June 6, 2020, to the extent it precludes the army personnel from using social media or requires them to delete their accounts.He had also sought a declaration that Director General of Military Intelligence is not empowered under the constitution or under any other law to modify, amend or abrogate the fundamental rights of the members of the armed forces.The plea had been filed through Advocates Shivank Pratap Singh and Sanandika Pratap Singh.Click here to download judgmentNext Story