Share Vodafone plans retreat from great call of China More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com whatsapp VODAFONE is on the brink of a £4bn sale of its Chinese assets.It will sound out strategic partners before deciding whether to place its stake in China Mobile on the open market in Hong Kong. A lock-up period preventing Vodafone from selling its stake recently ended and the value of the holding has more than doubled since its initial outlay.The move is thought to be partly down to increasingly strained relations with the Chinese authorities. It is also an attempt to appease Vodafone shareholders who have complained the firm lacks discipline, especially surrounding its sprawling international operations.The firm is also likely to sell assets in Poland and eventually France as it moves to concentrate on its core markets. Sources said Vodafone was not under pressure to sell assets to shore up its balance sheet or improve cashflow.Analysts say a disposal of small minority stakes could raise well over £10bn, which could be used to pay off debt, tax bills, buy spectrum and increase share buybacks. KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Monday 30 August 2010 9:19 pm
More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL Tuesday 4 January 2011 7:58 pm Share ANGLO American has sold its Moly-Cop and AltaSteel businesses to Australian steel manufacturer OneSteel for $1,076bn (£641m), in the latest move to streamline the mining company’s business and renew its focus on core commodity assets. The sale was initially priced at $932m on a debt and cash-free basis on 14 November 2010, but the final figure has been adjusted to include cash, debt, and certain other adjustments. Moly-Cop, based in Santiago, Chile, manufactures grinding metal and owns facilities across Latin America as well as in Canada. AltaSteel is one of its steel bar suppliers – a mini-mill based in Edmonton, Canada. Control of the companies will pass to OneSteel on 1 July, though approval for the deal is still subject to Canadian antitrust clearance and regulatory review in both Australia and Brazil.The sale also includes joint venture interests in the Donhad grinding media business in Australia, and in GenAlta Recycling in Edmonton, Canada.Anglo announced a programme of intended divestments in October 2009, which comprised a portfolio of non-core assets including the Scaw Metals Group, of which Moly-Cop and AltaSteel are a part. The majority of the assets planned for disposal have since been sold, though certain UK, South African and Latin American assets are still up for grabs. This latest transaction follows the sale of Anglo’s zinc portfolio for £1.3m in May last year. A spokesman from Anglo said that though the rump of the non-core assets had been sold, disposals of its Tarmac UK assets, Scaw South Africa, and phosphate miners Copebrás and Catalão were still in the pipeline. The spokesman said that though plans to sell the remaining assets were underway, timing on the potential deals was yet to be confirmed.Anglo American’s South African shares gained 3.31 per cent on the news, boosting the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Top 40 by 0.39 per cent to close at R28,933.58. The company’s stock on the LSE closed 2.14 per cent up at 3,407p, having surged to 3,468.5p earlier. whatsapp whatsapp Anglo in $1bn sale of foreign steel assets
FootballLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSport Copa America finds no broadcaster in Indian subcontinent Copa America 2021 BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Football fans in the Indian sub-continent will be hugely disappointed. The CONMEBOL Copa America Brasil 2019 has failed to find a broadcast partner for the territory.The 12-team tournament is scheduled between June 14 and July 7 in five cities – Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre and Salvador – across Brazil. Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates Football Facebook Twitter WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsored Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Previous articleFormer CEC named BCCI Electoral OfficerNext articleBCCI denies permission for RCB’s proposed mixed-gender match Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football TAGSbroadcasterbroadcaster in Indian subcontinentConmebolCopa America SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – June 8, 2019 Football Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Cricket Cricket Cricket Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’IPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’Shahid Afridi’s daughter Aqsa to marry Pakistan quick Shaheen AfridiWith the opener between hosts Brazil and Bolivia less than a week away, CONMEBOL media partners are still struggling to find a broadcaster to telecast the 12-team competition in the Indian sub-continent. The tournament features ten teams from South America alongside two special invitees from Asia – Japan and Qatar.Argentina, Bolivia, hosts Brazil, defending champions Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela are the other teams in fray.Insidesports.co has reliably learnt that while Star Sports had little interest in any property during the peak ICC World Cup 2019 season that runs from May 30 to July 14, the “house off football broadcast in India” Sony Pictures Sports Network is not ready to match the expected price for the Copa America media rights.The South American regional competition remains among football world’s top continental competitions alongside the UEFA European Football Championship.In the upcoming Copa America, FIFA 2020 Finals hosts Qatar will make their debut, becoming the first Arab nation to play in the tournament, while Japan will be making their second appearance, their first since 1999.Meanwhile, in order give a unique digital experience to all the football fans and the CONMEBOL Copa América Brazil 2019, CONMEBOL has launched the mobile application of the oldest national teams tournament in the world.The application is available for download in iOS and Google Play operating systems.The app will offer all the information of the tournament in one place, latest news of the tournament, with different content limke videos, statistics, team alignments, match schedule and information about the stadiums, and much more.Also Read: Facebook to produce Copa America behind-the-scenes content Cricket Football WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2004 abridged results.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2004 abridged results.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.
ArchDaily Projects Photographs “COPY” Architects: MVRDV Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867074/casa-kwantes-mvrdv Clipboard Engineer:NL, MdInstallations:TechniplanGlass Façade:IFS Building Systems, NLDesign Team:Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Frans de Witte, Herman Gaarman, Arjen Ketting and Brygida ZawadzkaCity:RotterdamCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. Casa Kwantes bases itself around the clients’ desire for seclusion and privacy, whilst having a maximum of daylight and open living spaces. From the road, the bare brick wall offers only a partial glimpse into the property and family life through an opening of the white brickwork façade – a subtle indented entrance leading into an initially dark and enclosed entrance hall. In contrast, the reverse of the property completely opens up to the south with curved windows following the entire winding façade wrapped around a central olive tree.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeThe 480m2 private home designed by MVRDV has a distinct night-daytime separation. It is located in the west of Rotterdam area on a corner plot of the site of an old hospital. On entering through a curved indent in an otherwise flat and mysterious façade with Celosia brickwork detail, visitors are led into the entrance hall. Stepping into the property, it suddenly opens into the well-lit living spaces of its curved and fluid interior. This continuous wall also serves as an entrance to the garage and staircase. The living room and library take up the rest of the space, wrapped around a curvaceous and carved out courtyard that frames the focal point of the house, the tree. The living room’s backbone is a long fitted closet of wood hiding all domestic functions including the basement, entrance, guest toilet, kitchen cabinets and pantry. The flooring from inside continues outside and essentially turns the courtyard into an extension of the house i.e. as an exterior room. There is a small basement for extra storage, and in addition, a sun trap patio at the bottom of the garden which provides an extra paved barbeque space for Dutch summer days.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeIn order to maintain a responsible environmental footprint, the house has discreetly installed a ground source heat pump, heat exchange system and a roof with solar panels. The solar panels compensate for energy lost from the house’s glazing producing enough energy for it to run entirely on electricity. Casa Kwantes has the potential to become entirely self-sufficient and these installations will be tested in the course of the next year. The living spaces absorb the most sunlight yet for summer months, they have sun shading due to floors cantilevering out slightly. The design process of the home closely followed MVRDV’s commitment to working closely with clients throughout. With almost daily communications, the end result comes as close to a tailor-made home as possible.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeWhen balancing municipality requirements for a retro style architecture, the home became a contemporary take on 1930s modernism with its long, cream, shallow brickwork, full-height glazing, and the contrasting integration of the flat and fluid, open and enclosed, flexible and defined. As the newly built homes in the vicinity are more vernacular in their modernist approach, this variation on a more avant-garde architecture has the been subject of discussions with the municipality. Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeProject gallerySee allShow less7 Architectural Experiments that Failed SpectacularlyArticlesBuild Your Own 3D Printed House, All in One DayArchitecture News Share Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode CopyAbout this officeMVRDVOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRotterdamRotterdamThe NetherlandsPublished on March 13, 2017Cite: “Casa Kwantes / MVRDV” 13 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Social Housing Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887653/habitat-for-orphan-girls-zav-architects Clipboard Iran CopySocial Housing•Iran Area: 800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: ZAV Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/887653/habitat-for-orphan-girls-zav-architects Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Aidin Gilandoost+ 40Curated by Fernanda Castro Share ArchDaily Habitat for Orphan Girls / ZAV ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHabitat for Orphan Girls / ZAV Architects Photographs: Aidin Gilandoost, Soroush MajidiCivil Engineer:Nader ShokoufiElectrical And Mechanical Engineer:Ali GhanizadehConstruction Company:ZAV ArchitectsClient:Parvin MalekiGraphic:Golnaz BahramiArchitect In Charge:Mohamadreza Ghodousi, Parsa Ardam, Fatemeh Rezaie Fakhr-e-AstaneDesign Team:Mahshid Gharibi, Seyed Hossein Hejrati, Golnaz Bahrami, Sara JafariCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Soroush MajidiRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationHabitat for orphan girlsThe habitat for foundling girls is located in the historical fabric of Khansar, a small town in the heart of Iran. Before evolving into a residence for orphan girls, our charitable client had intentions of building a public clinic. We came up with a proposal of a welfare institution since the site’s location could eventually come to help its future deprived users. The orphans can find shelter under the protection of history: they will be surrounded by three of the city’s historical monuments that could serve as parents.The accepted proposal turned into a project intended to change the point of view over orphan girls as stigmatized children who need pity into an inseparable but normal part of society. The aim was for them to move away from being under surveillance toward having a normal life in the introverted and closed minded social context of Khansar. The girls just needed a homey apartment that looked cool, make them proud. The diagram supposed to be a home opposed to a disciplined space of a dormitory that almost looks like a prison.Save this picture!© Soroush MajidiAn architecture that is both modest and monumental, the residence aimed to provide the girls with not only a dormitory with public and private spaces but also with special balconies that set the stage for a sociable scenario: they can express themselves through the changing festivities of mourning and celebration or the changing seasons by changing the ‘Hijab’ of their balconies, just like they are used to wearing and changing their Hijab and Chador in accord with the town’s cultural timeline, reminding aesthetics of censorship.An honest construction technology was decided for this charity project with a site area of 354sqm and a built area of 800sqm in four levels. Construction cost –with local craftsmanship- ended up with less than half compared to the common and future maintenance costs optimized to the minimum.Save this picture!DiagramIn order to have a space with an indelible appearance, the process of construction went as close as possible towards basic essentials resulting in an interior that is materially identical to the exterior.We believe that architecture can contribute to improving social wellbeing and ethical reform, and to the extent that we were responsible, tried to make a change: to move from exclusion to inclusion, from reclusion to seclusion and from deprivation to privilege and to value and encourage charity organizations to benefit from the added values of architectural solutions.Save this picture!© Soroush MajidiYet the story is not over. Today, the building is being used not the way it was planned to the girls live in controlled surveillance, with obligatory closed windows and unused balconies. But our client and we are still trying our best to make a change. Fortunately, our ties are strong.At the end, in this project, we decided to push the boundaries of architecture, to use it as a media that can affect humanity and to improve the quality of life.Save this picture!SectionThe question would be what more one can expect from architecture?Simple and available construction technology is optimized in this project.After execution of the steel structure, the concrete floors were actualized and finalized after a rotational polishing. The wall post containing the mechanical and electrical facilities are performing as a reachable ducting system, being connected to the structure. The wall posts are supporting the interior and exterior brick walls. The brick walls were finalized during the construction phase and are standing as they are. Those walls have not gone through the finishing process.Save this picture!© Soroush Majidi“Laybid” stone blocks are connected to the concrete floors, performing as interior cornices. The exterior cornices have a U shape. The property walls are made out of cement blocks and concrete wall posts.The walls of the interior space, the staircases, and the water fountains are made out of concrete, implemented by locals.Save this picture!© Aidin GilandoostAs a result of exposed mechanical and electrical facilities, removal of finishing stage in the construction process and durable materials, it is expected this building to last long and to sustain itself with a minimum maintenance fee.Save this picture!© Soroush MajidiThe project has several considerable socio-political impacts on society.Creating an opportunity through architectural principles for such a space to exist through a charity program, provided the orphans a space with quality despite the financial issues of the project.Save this picture!© Soroush MajidiIn the meanwhile the historic fabric of Khansar is now hosting a group of innocent youth who have a vague family background which results into two aspects: firstly the history of the site is providing these children a genuine importance and secondly, the children are bringing back the energy and life spirit to the old fabric.Save this picture!© Aidin GilandoostSave this picture!Wall Section – DetailSave this picture!© Aidin GilandoostIn terms of the spatial organization, changing of the spatial diagram of a dormitory to a home creates personal spaces and a sense of belonging for the children.Rooms organized around a tiny public space with an independent balcony toward the city.Save this picture!DiagramProject gallerySee allShow lessAlpine Barn DZ / EXiT architetti associatiSelected ProjectsGuardian Art Center in Beijing / Büro Ole ScheerenSelected Projects Share “COPY” Habitat for Orphan Girls / ZAV Architects Year: 2014 Projects CopyAbout this officeZAV ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingIranPublished on January 25, 2018Cite: “Habitat for Orphan Girls / ZAV Architects” 25 Jan 2018. 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Home Indiana Agriculture News Commentary: GMO Literacy Still an Elusive Goal Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for October 8, 2018Next articleSurveys Paint Vastly Different Pictures of Farmer Optimism Gary Truitt After being used in food production for over 30 years, being determined as safe by enough research studies to fill Ross Ade stadium, and being approved al all U.S. government regulatory agencies, you might think that consumers would have some idea about GMO technology. Yet, a recent study indicates that is not the case. According to a recent survey by GMO Answers, 69% of consumers are not confident they know what GMOs are, and roughly the same number (68%) say they are not comfortable with the use of GMOs in their food products.According to the research, the biggest issue with consumers is the safety of biotechnology. The fact that no one in the world has gotten sick or died from GMOs in the past 30 years has not really penetrated the consciousness of the food buying public. Still, 74% want to learn more about GMOs’ impact on their overall health, and 67% are interested in learning more about the overall safety of GMOs. This represents an opportunity — if we can get their attention.Only 43% of consumers believe that food (in general) sold in the U.S. is safe for consumption despite the U.S. having the most regulated, inspected, and tested food in the world. That means that 57% believe it is unsafe. This is a serious red flag for the industry that produces food. All of this should not be too surprising given people have little idea of where their food comes from or how it is produced. There is a public mistrust of science and technology, and anti-agriculture groups have done a good job of spreading misinformation and of fear mongering. It may be hard to win the GMO war with science, but perhaps there is another way.Most GMO technology has not directly benefited consumers in ways they can understand and appreciate. If they can begin to see some benefits, they will be more likely to be accepting of the technology despite their lack of understanding. For example, 133 billion pounds of food is thrown away each year. In 2010, the average American threw away 17 apples because they turned brown. GMO technology can produce apples that stay fresh longer and do not turn brown. Every year an average of 24 billion pounds of potatoes end up in landfills because of bruising. GMO potatoes bruise less and last longer.This kind of approach stands a better chance of reaching consumers; and, by moving the science issue off center stage, we take away some of fear of the unknown that give opponents so much power. The latest research results show how much work remains to move the needle on consumer acceptance of biotechnology in food production. That is why it is so important to find new ways to address the fears, ignorance, and misconceptions that the public has about the food that agriculture produces. By Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Oct 7, 2018 SHARE Commentary: GMO Literacy Still an Elusive Goal