MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MTN Ghana (MTN.gh) 2019 presentation Company ProfileMTN Ghana is the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Ghana. The Company has over 17.83 million subscribers with a market share of approximately 55.09% as at December 2017. MTN Ghana, in line with its vision and mission, continues to lead the delivery of a bold new Digital World to customers and to make their lives a whole lot brighter. MTN Ghana is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
“COPY” Photographs: Lio Simas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915932/jp-residence-sarau-arquitetura Clipboard Area: 372 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project JP Residence / Sarau Arquitetura Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915932/jp-residence-sarau-arquitetura Clipboard CopyHouses•Araçatuba, Brazil Brazil Architects: Sarau Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs JP Residence / Sarau ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveJP Residence / Sarau Arquitetura “COPY” ArchDaily Projects Manufacturers: Alcoa, Bakoftec, Cerâmica Atlas, Deca, Portobello, TigreEngenheiro Estrutural:Pablo Fernando Vega CardozoColaborador:Ricardo CantelliCoauthor:Carlos RolimCity:AraçatubaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lio SimasRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. In a corner lot with 1,119.66m², approximately 400 meters from the nearby lagoon, the single storey building was implemented due to climatic conditions, the immediate surroundings, the trapezoidal shape of the site and the client’s intentions to have a residence that could enjoy the connection between the indoor spaces and the garden, which also needed to have a 25-meter long streak pool.Save this picture!© Lio SimasFrom these guidelines the project was developed with a clear distribution between the intimate area and the social area, and the main access of the residence occurs precisely in the meeting between these two sectors, which were also marked by the formal characteristics of each on. The Intimate area has a lower ceiling and a volume without roof, whereas the social area has a more generous ceiling height with a shed roof and apparent woodwork. Considering the greater possible use of the integration between the external and internal area, the building was implanted within the limits of the frontal and side retreats, in order to create a large central patio, where all the rooms are turned towards, which was enriched by the great green lawn area and the pool with a 25-meter streak and a spa in the far end of it.Save this picture!© Lio SimasSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Lio SimasThe service areas, bathroom, sauna and technical areas are facing the south facade, where there is also a service access on that side, which connects with the internal part and the gourmet balcony of the residence. The social area, consisting of the living room, dining room, kitchen and gourmet balcony were fully integrated with each other and at the same time with the internal patio. Save this picture!© Lio SimasThe living room has a fireplace marked vertically by the stonework and the great ceiling height. Next to the gourmet balcony is thepooland the spa, which also Interact with the sauna and the toilet that supports this area of the residence. The intimate area, distributed by the circulation valued by natural lighting and vegetation next to a tempered glass opening from the access hall, connects two suites, one of them being the master suite and two more demi-suites. All bathrooms are naturally lit and ventilated through skylights, with the exception of the master suite bathroom that has a large opening next to the bathtub that faces the front garden of the unit.Save this picture!© Lio SimasThe simplicity in the aesthetic solution combined with the composition of the materials and the synergy with the customer had a key role for the final result. The large stone portico with a span of 20 meters is a striking feature in the work.Save this picture!© Lio SimasProject gallerySee allShow lessLIONLION’s Latest Music Video is Inspired by Bauhaus ArchitectureArchitecture News’The Proposal’, a Documentary that Explores the Legacy of the Mexican Architect Luis…Architecture News Share Save this picture!© Lio Simas+ 37Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2018 CopyAbout this officeSarau ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAraçatubaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on May 01, 2019Cite: “JP Residence / Sarau Arquitetura” [Residência JP / Sarau Arquitetura] 01 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) protested today against the censorship of the weekly newspaper Nanfang Zhumo and called on the Chinese government to allow the paper to publish freely. “Once again, the Chinese authorities are gagging one of the country’s most independent newspapers,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to the head of the propaganda department of the ruling Communist Party’s central committee, Din Guangen. He noted that when the annual session of the Chinese parliament ended on 22 March with an official request by Hong Kong representatives for an enquiry into the accounts of Chinese NGOs, the authorities decided to censor an article about the matter. R. Ménard called for the article to be published and for pressure on the paper to cease.RSF learns that on 20 March Nanfang Zhumo (Southern Weekend) stopped printing its 26 March edition on orders from the propaganda department and was forced to remove a four-page feature on the NGO Project Hope, run by the China Youth Development Foundation, which is controlled by the Communist Youth League. About 300,000 copies of the paper had already been printed. The lead article was replaced by another one about corruption.The Hong Kong press had reported that Project Hope, which works to help illiterate children, had lost huge sums through loans and investments. The official paper China Daily insisted however that the NGO’s managers had made “legal, healthy and effective” investments. The scandal revived criticism of the lack of financial supervision of NGOs with close ties to the government.Nanfang Zhumo, based in the southern city of Guangzhou, is well-known for its investigations and editorials about matters rarely discussed in the Chinese media. In recent years, the paper has many times been the target of the authorities. Last June, its news editor, Chang Ping, and chief editor, Qian Gang, were removed and given other jobs on the paper after printing an article blaming the corruption of government officials for economic problems in the countryside. Qian Gang had earlier replaced Jiang Yiping, who had been forced out of her job in January 2000 for publishing articles considered “subversive.” Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison ChinaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China June 2, 2021 Find out more News News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation RSF_en March 25, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Weekly paper Nanfang Zhumo censored again China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further March 12, 2021 Find out more
Reporters Without Borders today voiced great concern about the Cebu province Appeal Court’s ban on a lower Court’s prosecution of two suspected masterminds in the murder of journalist and anti-corruption activist Marlene Esperat.”The masterminds of journalist killings must be prosecuted”, the press freedom organisation said. Filipina journalist still held although court dismissed case eleven days ago Philippines: RSF and the #HoldTheLine Coalition welcome reprieve for Maria Ressa, demand all other charges and cases be dropped PhilippinesAsia – Pacific to go further May 3, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Philippines Reporters Without Borders today voiced great concern about the Cebu province Appeal Court’s ban on a lower Court’s prosecution of two suspected masterminds in the murder of journalist and anti-corruption activist Marlene Esperat.”The suspects, former agriculture ministry employees Osmeña Montañer and Estrella Sabay, are still slipping through the net,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The life sentences imposed on the actual gunmen on 6 October 2006 was a key improvement in the country’s efforts to punish those who kill and attack journalists, but the masterminds must be prosecuted too.””The Supreme Court must ensure the pair are tried by the Cebu Regional Court and that the case is not sent back to the Tacurong province Regional Court, where they would not be properly dealt with,” it said.The Appeal Court on 14 May banned their trial by the Cebu Regional Court and thus cancelled the 4 February warrant for their arrest. It said the Regional Court was not competent to try the pair, citing a 3 April statement by the national Solicitor-General’s Office that the Supreme Court’s 23 November 2005 order to switch the trial of the journalist’s killers from the Tacurong to the Cebu Regional Court, to ensure it was not interfered with and to protect witnesses, did not apply to Montañer and Sabay.The lawyer of the murdered journalist’s family, Nena Santos, has asked the Supreme Court to rule that the Cebu Regional Court can try the case in its entirety, according to the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility.Montañer and Sabay were acquitted by the Tacurong Court on 31 August 2005. The family and The Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists then appealed on 23 November that year to the Supreme Court to send the case to the more impartial Cebu Court.Esperat, an outspoken anti-corruption columnist for the weekly Midland Review, was shot dead on 24 March 2005 in front of her daughter at her home in Tacurong, on the southern island of Mindanao. She had several times accused Montañer and Sabay of corruption.Her killers, along with those of journalist Edgar Damalerio, are the only people to have been punished in the Philippines for murdering a journalist in recent years. None of those who ordered the killings of 31 journalists since 2002 have been tried. Organisation June 1, 2021 Find out more News News May 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Appeal court blocks trial of those who allegedly ordered journalist’s murder Mass international solidarity campaign launched in support of Maria Ressa PhilippinesAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts RSF_en February 16, 2021 Find out more
Florida Department of Corrections(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Florida father may have saved his son’s life when he chased down a man who allegedly stole his vehicle while the child was in the back seat.Police said the man left his vehicle running near West Palm Beach, Florida, on Saturday when 29-year-old Lamar Thurman took off with the car.The unidentified victim stepped out to say goodbye to a group of friends, leaving his 6-year-old son alone in the back seat. That’s when Thurman swiped the vehicle, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday.Police said Lamar Thurman, 29, stole a car with a 6-year-old boy in the back seat.The victim and a few friends immediately went after the suspect in a separate vehicle. They fired multiple shots at the suspect “in an attempt to stop him from fleeing,” according to the statement.The suspect crashed the stolen vehicle, got stuck, freed the car and drove east, police said.“The victim, armed with a handgun, shot at the suspect in an attempt to stop him from fleeing further with his child in the car,” according to the statement.Thurman, who was apprehended after crashing a second time, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Police said the 6-year-old was unharmed.The suspect was still in the hospital as of late Monday evening, and police had not announced any charges.“Evidence on scene, witness statements along with the victims statements, are consistent with what occurred,” the statement said. “The suspect has no association with the victims. This incident is still open and active pending further investigation.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Peter Bennett has been made vice-president of HR at the independent luxuryhotel group Le Meridien. Bennett is responsible for more than 30,000 employeesat the group’s portfolio of 145 hotels across 55 countries. He will oversee training and development, diversity and equality schemes, HRoperations, employee relations, performance management and compensation andbenefits. “Our business plan is about growth and transformation in a very peopleoriented company,” he says. “The HR role is designed to help deliverthe business plan. “There are 30,000 people in this organisation and I have to ensure HRmeasures are effectively implemented around the world.” Bennett, who has spent 20 years in HR, joins from Thomas Cook where he wasresponsible for driving major change initiatives and restructuring thebusiness, including the acquisition of Carlson’s UK leisure operation. Bennett intends to drive the business forward by introducing HR measures,and sees the function as inexorably linked to the success of the firm: “HRis essential in understanding what drives a business,” he says.”Ideally I hope to enhance the service and performance culture in thebusiness and support the development of a market-led organisation.” CV2002 Vice-president of HR, Le Meridien 1999 HR director, Thomas Cook1991 Director of personnel, Boots Healthcare International1981 Variety of HR roles, BOCGroupOn the moveShuna Kennedy has joined charityAbilityNet as chief executive. The provider of expertise on disability andcomputer access employs a specially trained team of more than 40 experts acrossthe country, offering disabled people of all ages advice, information, andsupport and access to IT. The charity also runs professional education coursesand seminars and last year attracted 3,000 staff from the public, private andvoluntary sectors. The seminars raise awareness of adaptive technology forthose with disabling conditions and teach practical solutions to apply in theworkplace.The Chartered Institute of Personneland Development (CIPD) has appointed Duncan Brown as its assistant directorgeneral. The former partner at HR consultancy Towers Perrin will lead theinstitute’s research and policy unit. His remit includes raising the CIPD’sprofile and communicating the value of HR to business, the public sector andpolicy makers. He started out as a personnel officer with Vauxhall and hassince advised organisations including Shell, Prudential, Abbey National and theNHS.Vehicle rental company Hertz haspromoted Niamh Grimes to director of HR. She replaces James Shipside who leavesafter 20 years service. Grimes reports to HR vice-president Eamonn Ward. Priorto her promotion she held various HR posts at Hertz’s European service centrein Dublin. She joined the firm in 1997 and has a degree in French and apostgraduate diploma in marketing management. Hertz has more than 7,000locations across Europe. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today
A scheme outlined a year ago while David Cameron was still in power that enables first time buyers to purchase discounted starter homes has been given the green light by housing minister Gavin Barwell (pictured).He told Sky News yesterday that up to 500 brownfield sites within 30 local authorities will create up to 30,000 new homes during the current parliament, funded via a £1.2 billion Starter Homes Land Fund.The sites will include several town centres and, the government says, will support wider regeneration and growth of local areas.Barwell says construction will “start quickly” and that planning permission for the sites will be streamlined, simplified and therefore much less expensive than for normal developments, enabling the properties to be sold ‘at least’ 20% below market value.The homes will only be available to first time buyers between 23 and 40 years old and the scheme only applies to properties selling for a maximum of £250,000 outside London and £450,000 within the capital.Each of the 30 local authorities (see list below) has been selected because, the government believes, they can implement the new scheme the fastest. Authorities must now identify potential brownfield sites working in partnership with the Home and Communities Agency.The scheme is also good news for smaller building companies, who are likely to be the main beneficiaries of this home-building push which in total will see 30,000 starter homes and a further 30,000 homes for the wider market built by 2020.“Today’s announcement may feel like a welcome start to the New Year but as always we need to see these plans put into swift action,” says Mark Hayward, Managing Director, National Association of Estate Agents.“The dream of home ownership is too far out of reach for thousands of aspiring first time buyers (FTBs), and the building of new homes on disused brownfield sites, as well as a 20% discount for buyers aged 23-40 will go some way to bridging this gap.”LIST OF PARTICIPATING AUTHORITIES* Blackburn with Darwen Council* Blackpool Council* Bristol City Council* Central Bedfordshire Council* Cheshire West and Chester Council* Chesterfield Borough Council* Chichester District Council* City of Lincoln* Ebbsfleet Development Corporation* Fareham Borough Council* Gloucester City Council* Greater Manchester Combined Authority (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan)* Lincolnshire County Council* Liverpool City Council (in association with Sefton, Knowsley, Halton, Wirral, St Helens)* Luton Borough Council* Mid Sussex District Council* Middlesbrough Council* North Somerset Council* Northumberland County Council* Pendle Borough Council* Plymouth City Council* Rotherham Metropolitan Council* Rushmoor Borough Council* Sheffield City Council* South Kestevan District Council* South Ribble Borough Council (iWorthing n association with Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council)* South Somerset District Council* Stoke–on–Trent City Council* West Somerset Council (in association with Taunton Deane Borough Council, Sedgemoor District Council)* Council Gavin Barwell MP Starter Homes January 3, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Minister gives £1.2bn starter homes scheme green light previous nextLand & New HomesMinister gives £1.2bn starter homes scheme green lightNew homes to be sold at a 20% discount to first time buyersNigel Lewis3rd January 20170651 Views
A leading housing expert has criticised the government’s Stamp Duty holiday as being an ‘unwise policy’ that the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is likely to be regretting.Michael Ball, Professor of Urban and Property Economics at the Henley Business School at the University of Reading, told listeners of Radio 4’s You and Yours programme yesterday that the surge created by the policy is creating significant problems within the housing market, including major logjams in the sales.“It’s part of the reason why the Treasury may be thinking now that it wasn’t the brightest of ideas,” he said.“The holiday has also created two cliff edges – one at the beginning when it started and many people missed out, and another one on the 31st March.”Ball told listeners that he believes the market would have seen a rapid return to activity over the past six months without the Stamp Duty holiday, rendering it a pointless exercise.“Stamp Duty is a poor tax because it’s a duty on mobility and a blunt instrument if you try and use it to steer the housing market,” he said.“The Chancellor appears to believe he can second-guess the housing market, but that’s an almost impossible thing to achieve – I think they’ve made a serious mistake with this policy.”Asked to predict what will happen this year, Ball told presenter Winifred Robinson that he expects a rapid recovery in the city housing market as restrictions are lifted, but that the pandemic’s affect would be felt for several years to come.Listen to the programme.Professor Michael Ball stamp duty Winifred Robinson You and Yours January 26, 2021Nigel Lewis2 commentsDean Harding, Good Life Homes Sales & Lettings Good Life Homes Sales & Lettings 26th January 2021 at 11:13 amIt’s always seemed an unfair tax to me which asks buyers to pay tax from income they’ve already paid tax on. Additionally this usually means buyers having to borrow the money by adding it to their mortgage to pay the tax which seems grossly unfair.At the higher end of the market (say, £1 million plus) where people often have large capital deposits this not always be the case and stamp duty is less likely to be financed.Personally I’d support abolition of Stamp Duty for purchases below £500,000 with a gentle phased increase above.Log in to ReplyPaul Morris, Scoffield Stone Scoffield Stone 26th January 2021 at 9:00 amA headache that could have been avoided if the deadline had been based on sales agreed and not sales completed!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Treasury is regretting Stamp Duty holiday now, claims leading expert previous nextRegulation & LawTreasury is regretting Stamp Duty holiday now, claims leading expertProfessor Michael Ball says policy is causing more problems than it solves as thousands scramble to complete by 31st March.Nigel Lewis26th January 20212 Comments100,975 Views