Macau travel restrictions continue to hit Melco in Q3

first_imgAfter $1.6m in income tax, Melco’s net loss was $386.9m, compared to a $92.6m profit in Q3 2019. Q3 results 2020 All of Melco’s operations except those in Cyrpus, which made an operating profit of $2.4m, reported losses for the period. Its Cyprus operations – comprising a temporary casino as it constructs City of Dreams Mediterranean – was the most resilient business unit, bringing in $20.5m, down 23.2%. “Turning to Japan, I want to highlight our unwavering commitment to bring to the country the best IR the world has ever seen,” he said.  Macau travel restrictions continue to hit Melco in Q3 5th November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: Asia China Philippines Macau Cyprus Ho added that Melco remains committed to building an integrated resort in Japan. “We believe our focus on the Asian premium segment, a portfolio of high quality assets, devotion to craftsmanship, dedication to world-class  entertainment offerings, market-leading social safeguard systems, established track record of successful partnerships, a culture of exceptional guest service, and a continuing commitment to employee development puts Melco in a strong position to help Japan realize the vision of developing a world-leading IR with unique Japanese touch. Asian land-based giant Melco Resorts saw revenue fall 85.2% to $212.9m in the third quarter of 2020, and reported a $386.9m loss with travel restrictions in Macau continuing to impact earnings. Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Q3 results 2020 Casino was the largest contributor to the operator’s Q3 revenue, though its $170.8m total represented a 86.3% decline. Lawrence Ho, chairman and chief executive of Melco, said that while the business had started to recover from a second quarter in which revenue dropped to $189m, it still had a long way to go. Its City of Dreams Manila resort in the Philippines fared better, bringing in $43.4m, down 66.8%. These costs led to a $275.7m operating loss, compared to a $175.2m operating profit in 2019. The City of Dreams resort in Macau remained Melco’s leading property, but revenue plummeted by 88.4% to $91.4m. Studio City, which it part-owns, brought in just $30.8m, down 90.1% and Altria Macau revenue fell 90.8% to $11.0m. Total non-operating expenses of $110.3m, up 35.7%, led to a $385.3m pre-tax loss, compared to a $93.9m pre-tax profit in 2019. Tags: Melco City of Dreams AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Hotel rooms revenue dropped 82.9% to $15.2m, and food and beverages 77.4% to $13.4m. Melco’s Mocha Clubs chain of cafe-style gaming machine venues brought in $11.5m, down 61.7%. This revenue was dwarfed by $487.9m in operating expenses, down 61.4%. “The process in Japan has been substantially delayed and remains complex,” he said. “We will continue to be patient as we evaluate the landscape to ensure that Melco pursues the right opportunity that takes advantage of Melco’s core strengths to drive strong value creation.” However, he said the operator has been forced to be patient due to a series of delays to the process.  “Covid-19 and the subsequent travel restrictions continue to have a significant negative impact on our operating and financial performance,” Ho said. “Despite that, our integrated resorts experienced a moderate recovery in business levels during the third quarter, benefiting from the partial resumption of casino operations in Cyprus and Manila, as well as the gradual resumption of visa issuances by the Mainland Chinese authorities under the Individual Visit Scheme.” A further $13.6m in revenue came from entertainment, retail and other sources, down 72.3%. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Crown Paints Kenya (BERG.ke) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgCrown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Crown Paints Kenya (CRWN.ke)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileCrown Paints (Kenya) Limited manufactures and sells a range of paints and adhesives for the home decor, construction and industrial sectors. The company supplies markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan and the DRC. Its retail paint range includes emulsion water-based paints, roof paint, wood finishes, textured finishes and special effects, floor paints and gloss/oil-based paints. Its construction and industrial division range includes Polyfilla, primers, undercoats, fillers and skimming products as well as an automotive range which includes metallic paint and 2K acrylic systems and nitro cellulose systems. Other products produced by Crown Pains Kenya include paint for road markings, and applications for tiles, leather, wood, fabricators and paper. Service operations include computerized tinting machines capable of dispensing a range of over 6 000 shades in a few minutes. Formerly known as Crown Berger Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Crown Paints Kenya Limited in 2012. The company has its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Crown Berger (Kenya) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 2

first_img Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Knoxville, TN Israel-Palestine, Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Consultative Council, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Belleville, IL November 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm Thank you so much for the faithful reporting which enables people like myself to be part of the ACC’s meeting in prayer. Comments (2) Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, Anglican Consultative Council Digest: Nov. 2 Bible project, Christian Zionism report, ongoing environmental responses Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Press Release Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Environment & Climate Change, Edwin Arrison says: [Episcopal News Service – Auckland, New Zealand] Much happens each day during the Anglican Consultative Council‘s (ACC) 15th meeting. In addition to Episcopal News Service’s other coverage, here’s some of what else went on Nov. 2 (local time), the seventh day of the Oct. 27-Nov. 7 gathering.Bible project aims for ‘wider and fuller biblical literacy’The three-year-old Bible in the Life of the Church project has found “some decline in biblical literacy” around the Anglican Communion but “above all encountered the sense of excitement, discovery and challenge that comes from reading the scriptures together,” according to a report discussed on Nov. 2.“Deep Engagement, Fresh Discovery” explores the way engagement with and interpretation of Scripture looks like in different parts of the Anglican Communion. The ACC asked for the project at its 14th meeting in 2009 via Resolution 14.06. The report, with resources for Bible studies, is available here.The project created a network of regional groups across the communion to explore how different regions engaged with and interpreted the Bible. It reviewed what the Anglican Communion has already said about Scripture through Lambeth Conference resolutions, official reports and reports of ecumenical conversations. It commissioned research based on a number of existing studies exploring how “ordinary Anglicans” view and understand the Bible, and it collected a range of resources for engaging more deeply with Scripture.Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wrote in the project’s report that he hopes it will bring to the communion a “wider and fuller biblical literacy, in which the outlines of the one great story of creation and redemption will be clear.”“To be a biblical church is surely to be a community that lives out this great story day by day and commends it to people everywhere as the most comprehensive truth possible about the nature of God and God’s world,” he wrote.Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia Archbishop David Moxon, who chaired the steering committee, said the project is the first time in the history of the Anglican Communion that the churches have taken a deliberate look at “how Anglicans around the world approach the Bible.”Moxon noted that a summary of the project describes a “perhaps unnerving” major finding “that how Anglicans engage with the Bible turns out to be just as important as its content.”The claim, the summary says, “does not contest the unique place and authority which the scriptures have in Anglican life, but it does point up the significance, perhaps thus far overlooked, of the contexts in which and processes by which they are heard and read.”Project coordinator Stephen Lyon asked the members to distribute the report widely “so that we might find ways of getting it into the bloodstream of the Anglican Communion.”“Our hope is that this becomes a workbook rather than simply a report” that gets shelved and forgotten, he said.ACC member and Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas called the the Bible in the Life of the Church project “one of the most exciting and important developments in our life in the last few decades.” ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergACC member and Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas called the project “one of the most exciting and important developments in our life in the last few decades.”After the presentation of the report, the ACC member discussed sections of it at their tables. Episcopal Church ACC member Josephine Hicks later told the plenary that her group realized if individuals come to different interpretations after reading the same Bible passage “it doesn’t make my interpretation right and your interpretation wrong; we can both be enriched by each other’s interpretations.”The council is still debating a resolution about the project’s work and its future direction.‘Christian Zionism’ report ‘noted,’ council asks for revisionsA 33,000-word report with the admittedly “very messy title” of “Land of Promise? An Anglican exploration of Christian attitudes to the Holy Land, with special reference to ‘Christian Zionism’” stirred debate during the council’s afternoon session.Christian Zionism is defined in the report as a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with biblical prophecy … and thus deserving of political, financial and religious support.”The report comes from a working group of the communion’s Network for Inter Faith Concerns.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said that in the context of the United States where “these issues are immensely divisive and politicized, a report like this will be of immense help in trying to pull together both political divisions within the United States … and struggles we have in our ecumenical relations in the United States.”She noted that many other Christian denominations in the U.S. have come down firmly on one side or the other, and “our struggles are really about trying to hold together the culpability of all parties involved including the United States government,” to support the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and to “call people to the active work of reconciliation.”Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams wrote in an afterword to the report that it “will not sit comfortably with those who see no argument about the issues involved in the Holy Land today, those for whom the basic questions are crystal clear.”However, he added, “this report rightly asks the fundamental question of what will be lastingly just for everyone.”The portions that caused the most concern with some council members come in the final chapter called “Mapping Our Views.”Tony Fitchett, ACC member from Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, said the section labeled “We agree that all Anglicans can and should affirm the following” is “suspiciously close” to the sort of “confession of faith” that most Anglicans shy away from. He added he doubted that all Anglicans would agree with the subsequent list.Its 25 statements of suggested agreement range from “God is equally concerned for all peoples and all lands” to “the State of Israel is an established national state, and its citizens have the right to live in security, peace and freedom” and “Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have a right to live in freedom, peace and security without military occupation of appropriation of land, and to self-determination.”Equally, the chapter lists 12 “beliefs and attitudes” that are “unacceptable within the boundaries of an Anglican interpretation of Christian faith.” They include the notion that God has given the Holy Land or Jerusalem to any one community. There is also a list of “significantly different views,” including the “moral duty of Christians to support the State of Israel in light of the history of anti-Judaism and the Holocaust” and “the call for direct action for Palestinian advocacy as an overriding imperative for Christians.”Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas suggested that “conspiracy theories could be generated by the fact that the names [of the working group members] don’t appear in the report” and called for them to be added.The report is “a direct result of the conversations that were had at Jamaica” at the 14th meeting of the ACC, said Sue Parks, the Anglican Communion Office’s coordinator for theological studies assigned to assist the working group that wrote the report. The report’s introduction says the network suggested to the Standing Committee that it could report on the topic to this 15th meeting.“This report is trying to chart a course where it runs the possibility of offending absolutely both sides,” she said in response to the concerns voiced, adding that “some of the most trenchant criticism on it we have had so far is from the Jewish community.”She noted that the working group consulted Anglicans in the Diocese of Jerusalem, as well as members of the Palestinian and Jewish communities there.In the end, the council passed an edited version of the resolution proposed to it about the report. Council members agreed to “note” the report rather than “welcome” it in the original language of the resolution. They also asked the working group to revise certain language and return it to the Anglican Communion Standing Committee, which would then be authorized to commend it to the provinces for study and feedback.Meanwhile, a version of the report was released to the public in Dublin by NIFCON chair and Dublin Archbishop Michael Jackson a day before the ACC discussed it, and so the new version (which is anticipated to be released in March) will be different from what some people have already begun to read and study.Council continues to consider environmental responsesFollowing on from an evening forum Nov. 1 (local time), the Anglican Consultative Council spent time Nov. 2 discussing in reflection groups how the communion might continue to address environmental concerns.At that forum, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Southern Africa, as well as Fiji’s Bishop Apimeleki Qiliho, challenged listeners to consider addressing environmental damage as part of their Christian duty.On Nov. 2, Makgoba, Anglican Communion Environmental Network convener, told the members that the communion has been paying attention to environmental concerns but, “we need to do much more, not as NGOs but as people of faith.”“The enormity of these issues can lead us to inertia” but we must be led to action, he said.Later at a press briefing, Makgoba explained that as a faith community the communion brings “a sense of a biblical mandate from God that we need to care for the earth” and work for “justice for those who are touched by the environmental crisis.”He said that the moral issues raised by that crisis are also, for Anglicans, sacramental. “As an Anglican Christian … when one does not have water and proper sanitation and I go and celebrate the Eucharist and we mix water and wine, do I step back and ask how many people get their water from a bore hole and how many women are raped on the way to get water?”The issues of clean water and proper sanitation are crucial because of the host of illnesses caused by the lack of both, said Makgoba, who noted that he is becoming known in his country as “the archbishop for latrines and toilets.”“The church is the poor,” Diocese of Peru Bishop Bill Godfrey tells the Anglican Consultative Council Nov. 2 (local time). ENS photo/Mary Frances SchjonbergDiocese of Peru Bishop Bill Godfrey, the ACC member from the Province of the Southern Cone, contrasted the current state of the environment of that with the image of close communion with God and creation in the early chapters of Genesis.“The situation that we are in [is] because of our sin and our separation from God,” he said. “We seem to be divided from the creation, divided from each other and we’re in a sense divided from – separated from – God.”Godfrey suggested “it’s part of our being Christian to be concerned about the creation,” adding that God cares as much about our concern for creation as God cares about our work of reconciliation.His diocese hosted the network’s meeting in Lima Aug. 4-10, 2011, that produced the Lima Statement and Action Plan.In his diocese there is “kilometer after kilometer of abject poverty, people living in hovels … there’s no sanitation, there’s no running water, there are no lavatories,” Godfrey said. “People sometimes ask me do you work among the poor. No, the church is the poor. Ninety-five percent of the Diocese of Peru is poor.”Qiliho said at the briefing that his diocese in Fiji is faced with issues connected with the need to resettle people away from land being inundated by rising sea levels. “We are calling for fairness” in that process, he said, and a remembrance that “it is our faith, our belief that will get us through.”Makgoba asked that every province designate a liaison with the network “so we are fully present and visible” in every province and Godfrey encouraged all members of the communion and of the ACC to “be aware and allow the news of what [the network is] about to come into each of our dioceses in the years to come.”The first resolution the ACC passed at this meeting on Oct. 30 (local time) came from the Anglican Communion Environmental Network. It commends the Lima statement, asks provinces to  “celebrate, support and encourage ongoing and new ministries in sustainable food/agriculture, fresh-water conservation and renewable energy,” consider including a season of creation in their liturgical year and encourage environmental action at all levels of the communion. – The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Middle East Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rev. Derek Nicholls, Regina, Canada says: November 11, 2012 at 11:32 pm I am happy that there was a discussion on Christian Zionism (a contradiction in terms as the kingdom of God and Zionism don’t mix) but I am again aware of how Christians discuss these kinds of matters, without taking the voice of the most oppressed – the voice of the Palestinians – into account. As a South African, I can imagine almost the same kind of things being said about South Africa 25 years ago (it is complex, divisive, etc) while in fact Christian policemen were shooting Christian children in South Africa while the “violence in the township” (meaning the stones being thrown by the kids) are being condemned. Honestly, Christians must wake up to what is happening in the Holy Land, and listen to the voice of the Palestinian people, but if we don’t, God will use others…..it really is as simple as that. Rector Bath, NC Anglican Communion, Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Tags By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Nov 2, 2012 last_img read more

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Orange County’s Housing For All program providing affordable options despite COVID-19

first_img Construction at Madison Landing affordable housing complex in Winter Park. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAffordable HousingCOVID-19EconomyHousing For AllOrange CountyOrange County GovernmentResidentsSenior Housing Previous article4 Budget-Friendly Tricks to Make Your Home Look More LuxuriousNext articleHow a mass suicide by slaves caused the legend of the flying African to take off Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR With COVID-19 taking center stage, the priority of the Orange County Government has been to keep residents safe and support businesses as the economy slowly rebounds.  Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Housing for All Task Force has been moving ahead with its initiatives to help remedy affordable housing deficiencies in the County.“The unprecedented unemployment rise coupled with restrictions put in place for the health and safety of residents has been a reminder that affordable housing is one of the most basic of human needs,” said Alberto Vargas, manager of planning and project leader of the Housing for All Task Force. “Residents who were already cost-burdened by their housing prior to the pandemic are finding themselves in a very difficult situation when faced with unemployment and adjusting to our new normal.’”When the Housing for All Task Force was convened in 2019, its mission was to provide practical and long-term solutions to the already growing affordable housing crisis. Since then, Orange County has made the implementation of the task force’s recommendations a top priority.As part of its 10-year plan, the task force recommended the County establish a Local Housing Trust Fund and set aside $10 million annually from its general revenue budget.  The trust fund would increase by 10 percent each year and encourage private contributions from large employers and other groups.One area of focus has been affordable senior housing.  As the number of elderly Americans who are not financially prepared for retirement has grown, they are often cost-burdened by housing. Per the task force’s recommendations, the County continues to engage in public-private partnerships and has provided significant funding for the development of affordable senior housing.In the last three years, the County has supported three new affordable senior housing developments, including Hawthorne Park Apartments (122 affordable senior units), The Preserve at Emerald Villas (96 affordable senior units), and Madison Landing (110 affordable senior units).“Many older adults are on lower or fixed incomes, but the rental market in Orange County has grown quickly over the last several years; occupancy is full, which puts pressure on rents, and this affects all properties,” explained Mitchell Glasser, Orange County manager of Housing and Community Developments. “Our goal is to provide affordable rental units that can’t go up unless your medium income changes.”Both Glasser and Vargas agree there is much more work to be done, but being able to build these new affordable housing developments for seniors is a significant step in the right direction.“Nobody should be spending more than 30 percent of their gross income on rent or mortgage,” asserted Glasser. “We have to tackle the affordable housing crisis on several fronts, but we feel confident our plan will enable us to make significant progress.”For more information on the Housing for All Task Force, go to Orange County’s website. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 One area of focus has been affordable senior housing. Many older adults are on lower or fixed incomes, but the rental market in Orange County has grown quickly over the last several years.From the Orange County Newsroom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Bahay Sibi House / Platform 21 Architecture

first_img 2019 Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939028/bahay-sibi-house-platform-21-architecture Clipboard Design Team:Agatha Rodis, Philip MendozaStructural Engineering:ADA Alfiler + Engineering ConsultantLandscape:Eliser MojicoPlumbing And Mechanical Engineering:Herbert Castro EngineeringElectrical Engineering:ATM EngineeringCity:BaliuagCountry:PhilippinesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benson GoRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. Nestled in a 300-sqm corner property in Baliuag, Bulacan is Bahay Sibi, a three-storey residence made of wood and concrete. Emboldened concrete volumes offer a dynamic play in form, balanced by the warmth from its wooden eaves, exterior paneling, and unique sun shading. An interesting interplay of façade is observed at its two fronts, morphing from individual volumes made cohesive by its recurring brise soleil, reminiscent of the house’s namesake—the sibi.Save this picture!© Benson GoSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Benson GoTo create a house representative of the Filipino archetype is what Platform 21 Architecture’s intended for Bahay Sibi. The sibi, an extension of the roof over a window, is a key component of the bahay kubo—a well-known Filipino vernacular home. The sibi acts as primary weatherproofing, from heavy rains to intense sunlight, and is an important component for architecture in tropical locations. Guided by this principle, Platform 21 Architecture molded the sibi into a modern home, breathing their own interpretation for a more contemporary approach. With the property primarily facing North and East, ample light from the morning sun was taken into consideration. Major spaces such as the living and dining areas were respectively situated along the East and North sides of the property, with the garden and lanai situated along the northeast.Save this picture!© Benson GoFenestration were designed to accommodate ample sunlight and wind. In order to address intense heat during the day, the initial iterations of the sibi can be seen along the fenestration of the major public spaces, providing light and keeping out heat. The spacing of the sibi-patterned brise-soleil extends upward, towards the second floor, where it continues to shade the bedrooms overlooking the North and East roads. Armed with its simple and efficient layout, the bedrooms have been adequately positioned to maximize vistas and views, vis-à-vis maintaining a modicum of privacy.Save this picture!© Benson GoFrom its strong wood and concrete exterior, Bahay Sibi evolved into a haven of warmth interior spaces. Light, airy, and bright, the interior space of Bahay Sibi boasts of a streamlined plan that maximized functionality and multi-dimensionality of spatial use, anchored with the principle of interrelating spaces to encourage mobility and intermingling. The open plan on the ground floor provided an unobstructed flow to multiple activities within the household. Simple, clean, and efficient lines are balanced with warm oak tones. This delicate balance is best exemplified by the contrast between the lightly-colored tiles and the wooden wall paneling, as well as the streamlined open-stringer staircase made out of solid oak planks. These elements in the interior space are in harmony with the house’s exterior, providing a continuity in its design and planning.Save this picture!© Benson GoSave this picture!Elevation ASave this picture!© Benson GoPlatform 21 Architecture has shown a mastery of continuity in its utility of materials, harmonization of space and volume, and careful yet bold iteration of vernacular architecture into contemporary form. Bahay Sibi is an example of how basic concepts can be learned from early Philippine architectural origins and be evolved to accommodate modern requirements and aesthetic. Through clear understanding of architecture and planning, as well as a respectful homage to vernacular roots, Platform 21 Architecture has exemplified their prowess in creating a residence that is both magnificent yet subdued, focused on the necessities of its end users without compromising identity and artistry. Save this picture!© Benson GoProject gallerySee allShow lessSomjai House / NPDA studioSelected ProjectsPerfect-Imperfect House / Megowan ArchitecturalSelected Projects Share Bahay Sibi House / Platform 21 Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/939028/bahay-sibi-house-platform-21-architecture Clipboard Area:  300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Benson Go Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Save this picture!© Benson Go+ 22Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses Bahay Sibi House / Platform 21 ArchitectureSave this projectSaveBahay Sibi House / Platform 21 Architecture Lead Architects: CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Baliuag, Philippines Manufacturers: AutoDesk, APAI Marketing, Arctic Forest Products, Boysen, Felport Marketing, Filtra Timber, ISF Greyscale, Marusugi Clay Tile Philippines ArchDaily “COPY” Architects: Platform 21 Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Agatha Rodis, Philip Mendoza CopyAbout this officePlatform 21 ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookBaliuagPhilippinesPublished on May 12, 2020Cite: “Bahay Sibi House / Platform 21 Architecture” 11 May 2020. 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Ethanol Production Numbers Reported

first_img SHARE Previous articleKey Farm Bill Vote Set for ThursdayNext articleThe Future of Corn is in Chemicals Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 6, 2012 SHARE The Energy Information Administration reports that U.S. ethanol production averaged 904-thousand barrels per day – or 37.97-million gallons daily for the week ending June first. That is up 2-thousand barrels per day from the week before.  The 4-week average stood at 907-thousand barrels per day for an annualized rate of 13.91-billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 21.2-million barrels. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 363.2-million gallons daily.  Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 10.45 percent. Year-to-date U.S. ethanol export data implies annualized export demand of approximately 900-million gallons.center_img On the co-products side, ethanol producers were using 13.707-million bushels of corn to produce ethanol and 101,744 metric tons of livestock feed, 91,794 metric tons of which were distillers grains.  The rest is comprised of corn gluten feed and corn gluten meal.  Additionally, ethanol producers were providing 4.16-million pounds of corn oil dailySource: NAFB News Service Home Energy Ethanol Production Numbers Reported Ethanol Production Numbers Reported Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Questions raised about role of French forces during journalists’ deaths in Mali

first_img French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali July 23, 2019 Questions raised about role of French forces during journalists’ deaths in Mali Follow the news on Mali May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further Crédit : studio graphique FMM All this contradicts the account provided by the French military which, until now, has denied that there was ever any visual contact with the abductors and has insisted that French helicopters did not arrive at the scene until much later in the day. Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Five and a half years after RFI reporters Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon were killed after being abducted by jihadis near Kidal, in northern Mali, on 2 November 2013, RFI’s latest investigative reporting has cast serious doubt on the French army’s account of their deaths. Organisation MaliAfrica Protecting journalists JihadismViolence “There is a significant gulf between the version of events provided by the French army and this journalistic account,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “Given the inconsistencies and the many documents that are still classified, the precise role of the French forces in the events leading to the deaths of the two journalists has still to be established by the judicial investigation already under way.”“The need to respect military confidentiality has repeatedly been cited during the judicial investigation but with what aim, to protect national security or to cover up the truth? If currently classified information would shed light on the sequence of events on 2 November 2013, the victims’ families have a right to know it and the investigation has a duty to reveal it.”Declassification requests have yet to turn up a telephone call recording that former President François Hollande mentioned in a passing to journalists, a recording in which the supposed mastermind reportedly criticized one of the presumed abductors for “destroying the merchandise.”No such recording appears in the investigation case file and when Hollande and Bernard Bajolet, the former head of the French General Directorate for External Security  (DGSE), testified to the enquiry in last December and January, neither acknowledged its existence, blaming a “misinterpretation” on the part of the journalists.Mali is ranked 112th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts RFI reports that the French special forces were directly involved and, according to an intelligence source quoted by RFI, a special forces helicopter was the first to arrive at the scene of the abduction. Jihadis who were in contact with the abduction’s alleged mastermind are quoted by RFI as saying the abductors were pursued by a helicopter and that there was a “skirmish” between the abductors and French forces. News June 8, 2021 Find out more MaliAfrica Protecting journalists JihadismViolence RSF helps coordinate support for French journalist kidnapped in Mali News May 17, 2021 Find out more News News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call to the French authorities to shed all possible light on the deaths of two Radio France Internationale journalists in Mali in 2013 now that RFI claims that French special forces were directly involved in pursuing the jihadi group that kidnapped them, contrary to the official French military version. last_img read more

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Five Star Global and AM&AA Partnership: Positioned for Growth

first_img Ed Delgado Five Star Global Michael Nall The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors 2019-03-07 Donna Joseph  Print This Post Previous: Kraninger: “The Bureau Is Stronger at This Time” Next: Investing in the Zone Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Ed Delgado Five Star Global Michael Nall The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors Dallas-based Five Star Global—a national event, publishing, and marketing firm currently focused on the mortgage servicing industry—today announced a financial and working partnership with The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA), a provider of education and business-building opportunities for M&A middle market professionals. This partnership will serve as a cooperative endeavor to positively enhance future Alliance events, including the twice-annual conference, which serves thousands of private business investment, advisory, and transactional experts through expert education, advanced certifications, and unparalleled networking and deal-making opportunities. Five Star Global will assist with marketing, logistics, and operational support as AM&AA expands its position as the world’s foremost authority for private company mergers and acquisitions. “On behalf of the entire team, we are thrilled to join forces with Five Star Global,” said Michael Nall, CM&AA, Founder & Managing Director at AM&AA. “Through this growth partnership, we will continue to enhance and expand the education, networking, deal-making opportunities provided to highly qualified, independent professionals across the entire middle-market spectrum.” With over a decade and a half experience in event promotions and hosting, the Five Star Institute annually hosts over a dozen events for business professionals across the U.S. residential mortgage and real estate market. This includes the largest event in mortgage servicing, the annual Five Star Conference and Expo, hosted in Dallas, Texas. “We are excited to welcome AM&AA to the Five Star Global family of companies,” said Ed Delgado, President & CEO at Five Star Global, LLC. “Our partnership with this storied organization represents an opportunity for its dedicated membership to deepen their connections and expand their reach into additional opportunities. We look forward to continuing the more than 20-year tradition of excellence that has become synonymous, with the AM&AA brand.”   Five Star Global and AM&AA Partnership: Positioned for Growth Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily March 7, 2019 3,818 Views Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] About Author: Donna Joseph Home / Daily Dose / Five Star Global and AM&AA Partnership: Positioned for Growth The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Covid-19: Students Of AKTU Move Supreme Court Against Decision To Conduct Semester End Examinations Via Offline Mode

first_imgNews UpdatesCovid-19: Students Of AKTU Move Supreme Court Against Decision To Conduct Semester End Examinations Via Offline Mode Akshita Saxena7 Feb 2021 11:18 PMShare This – xCiting health risk amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a group of students has moved the Supreme Court against the decision of the Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), UP, to conduct semester examinations in offline mode. The petition has been filed by the students of NIT, Noida; Apeejay Institute of Technology, Noida and Greater Noida Institute of Technology, seeking quashing of…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?LoginCiting health risk amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a group of students has moved the Supreme Court against the decision of the Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), UP, to conduct semester examinations in offline mode. The petition has been filed by the students of NIT, Noida; Apeejay Institute of Technology, Noida and Greater Noida Institute of Technology, seeking quashing of the notification providing for conduct of offline exams. The students have stated that more than 700 colleges are affiliated to AKTU and approximately 4 lakh students have to appear in various courses. It is argued that having thousands of students at the examination centre is not a suggested step amidst Covid-19 which has still not ended, and the precautions and fear for infection is always there. It is also submitted that if the examinations are conducted offline, many students will be compelled to travel from different states, thereby increasing the risk of spread of Covid-19. The same will also impose an unwarranted expense on the students, who will have to fetch accommodation for 10-20 days. “In Colleges of Abdul Kalam Technical University more than 80% students are hostellers and live in different cities and parts of country than the city in which their college is located,” it is claimed. Further the students have argued that throughout the year they have studied online and accordingly are prepared for online examinations only. “The students neither have books nor any resources to prepare for the off-line exams as they did not attend their respective colleges since march 2020 and never got books issued from the library so that they can prepare their notes properly,” the plea states. The AKTU issued an examination notification on January 25, 2021 calling for conducting offline examinations for Session 2020-2021, in its affiliated colleges. The students seek that this notification be set aside as arbitrary and for being violative of Article 14 and 21A of the Constitution. Some other grounds raised in the petition are as follows: AKTU affiliated colleges have given consent forms to all students to get it signed from their parents/guardians. The parents/guardians are not ready to sign the consent letter as it clearly imposes the entire responsibility upon the parents/guardians of the students and they are allowed to appear in the off line examinations at their own risk and responsibility.Many students belong from far off areas like Jammu & Kashmir, and protest affected areas like Delhi-NCR.Various universities in India i.e. Punjab University, Amity university, Delhi University and even IIT’s and NIT’s are taking online exams and the same pattern must be followed by AKTU.The University is not taking responsibility of the health and wellbeing of its students and instead has made it clear in the notification that students will be responsible for their own health and wellbeing. The Petitioner-students are represented by Advocate Dr. Vipin Gupta. Plea drafted by Advocates Krishna Kumar and Nandani Gupta.Next Storylast_img read more

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Telephonic/Email Communications No Substitute For In-Person Hearing In GST Refund Claims: Bombay High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesTelephonic/Email Communications No Substitute For In-Person Hearing In GST Refund Claims: Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK17 March 2021 11:17 PMShare This – x”The expression ‘opportunity of being heard’ is not an expression of empty formality…part of the well-recognized principle of audi alteram partem..the fulcrum of natural justice..”Recently, the Bombay High Court ruled that telephonic or email communications could not be a substitute for the right of a personal hearing in a GST refund claim. A Bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Abhay Ahuja held thus while deciding a plea arising from the petitioner aggrieved that its application for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund was rejected without being allowed a right…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?LoginRecently, the Bombay High Court ruled that telephonic or email communications could not be a substitute for the right of a personal hearing in a GST refund claim. A Bench of Justices Ujjal Bhuyan and Abhay Ahuja held thus while deciding a plea arising from the petitioner aggrieved that its application for a Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund was rejected without being allowed a right of personal hearing The Bench ruled, “The expression ‘opportunity of being heard’ is not an expression of empty formality. It is a part of the well-recognized principle of audi alteram partem which forms the fulcrum of natural justice and is central to fair procedure.” The petitioner had applied for a refund of unutilised input tax credit under Section 16(3) of the Integrated GST Act. Five applications were filed to this effect, Following this, the Respondent GST Authority issued show cause notices which were in fact notices for rejection of application for refund. While these notices listed reasons why the petitioner was ineligible for the refund, the petitioner was allowed a period of 15 days’ to file reply and appear before the respondent authority. After this, the petitioner’s Chartered Accountant went to the respondent’s office and submitted documents sought for. He was again directed to appear for production of additional documents. However, no physical proceedings took place after this exchange. The refund applications were thereafter rejected. While deciding the writ petition, the High Court found that a large number of e-mails had been exchanged between the parties. The petitioner’s request for an opportunity to be heard was turned down, in light of the pandemic lockdown and restrictions. Petitioner was directed to submit details via e-mail which would be treated as an opportunity of hearing. However, the Court noted that the emails recorded that the officer of the respondent-authority had not been able to view the petitioner’s replies due to technical difficulties. Though the respondents asserted that the telephonic conversations could be construed to be an extension of hearing, the petitioner contended that those conversations were for very brief periods lasting for about a minute or so in which subordinate officials working under respondent sought for documents and other information. The Court noted that though there were telephonic conversations between the respondent-authority officials working and the petitioner’s tax consultants, there were no records of such telephonic conversations at hand The bench concluded, “In any event, no record of such telephonic conversations have been maintained. What transpired in such conversations is also not known. Therefore, such telephonic conversations cannot be a substitute for a hearing in person or cannot be construed to be a hearing.” In this light, the Court went on to make a number of pertinent observations on the right to be heard. The Court emphasized that by way of judicial pronouncements, the right to be heard was made central to the decision-making process, a breach of which would be a violation of the principles of natural justice. Since this would strike at the heart of the decisionmaking process, it was open to judicial review, the Court underscored. In the context of GST legislation, the Court pointed out that no application for refund could be rejected without giving an applicant an opportunity of being heard. Such a right could not be substituted by telephonic conversations and exchange of e-mails, the Court ruled. It was declared, “When the law requires that no application for refund shall be rejected without giving an applicant an opportunity of being heard, the same cannot be substituted by telephonic conversations and exchange of e-mails. This is more so in the case of a claim for a refund where no time-limit is fixed vis-a-vis rejection of the claim. The Court also said, “Under sub-section (7) of section 54, a time-limit of 60 days is prescribed for making of an order allowing claim of refund; but that period of 60 days would commence from the date of receipt of the application complete in all respects without there being a corresponding provision for rejection of application not complete in all respects. Admittedly in this case, no hearing was granted to the petitioner. Impugned orders, therefore, would be in violation of the proviso to subrule (3) of rule 92 of the CGST Rules and also in violation of the principles of natural justice.” Moreover, since the GST officer in this case had already disclosed her mind which was adverse to the petitioner, another officer would have to be assigned to decide the matter afresh, in the interest of justice and fairness. On these terms, the petition was allowed.CASE NAME: BA Continuum v. Union of IndiaCOUNSEL: Advocates Prakash Shah, Jas Sanghavi and Prasad Paranjpe informed by Advocate Anil Balani for Petitioner.AGP Jyoti Chavan for Respondents-State.Click here to download judgmentNext Storylast_img read more

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