New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgNew Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgB.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: B.O.C. Gases Plc (BOCGAS.ng)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBOC Gases Nigeria Plc manufactures and distributes gases for the industrial and medical sectors in Nigeria including argon, nitrogen carbon dioxide and oxygen. The company also manufactures and distributes welding products and sells a range of medical equipment. Established in 1959 and formerly known as Industrial Gases Plc, the company changed its name to BOC Gases Nigeria Plc in 1997. In 2006, The Linde Group AG acquired a 60% stake in the business with the balance held by Nigerian shareholders. As part of The Linde Group, BOC Gases Nigeria has access to the largest industrial gases and welding products enterprise in Africa namely African Oxygen Plc (Afrox). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. BOC Gases Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Carnival (CCL) share price boosted by bond sale. Is this FTSE 250 stock a bargain buy?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Carnival (CCL) share price boosted by bond sale. Is this FTSE 250 stock a bargain buy? I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Leisure travel company Carnival (LSE:CCL) has had its operations and profitability severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. It is issuing a further bond placing to keep it afloat and its half-year results do not make positive reading. Yet the CCL share price is now rising on speculation of a potential Covid-19 vaccine. Is this FTSE 250 stock now a bargain buy?Carnival bond saleToday it began with the sale of bonds to institutional investors. These are to the value of $775m and €425m, for maturity in February 2026. The offering closes on July 20 and the proceeds are for the general running of the company. The dollar notes have a 10.5% annual interest rate and the euro notes have a 10.125% annual interest rate. These will pay interest to bondholders semi-annually. Carnival secures these bonds on the company’s collateral and assets, but they are marked as second-priority lien, which means they have lower priority of repayment in case of bankruptcy or liquidation of assets. These interest rates are enticing to buyers but a high price for Carnival to pay. This is the second such bond issue as it already issued a rescue bond package of $4bn in April. The CCL share price was rising on the news.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Covid-19 and other external challengesCovid-19 is likely to continue affecting the success of Carnival for the foreseeable future. The pandemic rages on globally without an end in sight. It has affected consumers’ ability and desire to travel, and there is no clarity on how long this will go on. In its half-year report, Carnival confirmed the pandemic will continue to have a negative impact on its financial results and liquidity long after the pandemic is brought under control.This future uncertainty has already had a significant impact on Carnival’s financial state and has reduced its ability to secure financing. If it does not get normal operations running again soon, it could default on its compliance with a maintenance covenant in a debt facility due May 2021.Aside from coronavirus, the UK has Brexit to conclude and global warming continues to cause adverse weather and natural disasters, all of which could further affect the viability of the cruise line industry and the CCL share price. It is also facing many additional challenges to growth and profitability. These include competition, exchange rate fluctuations, geopolitical tensions, rising interest rates, ship repair and maintenance costs, meeting increased hygiene standards and recruiting staff willing to travel for lengthy periods in adverse conditions.The future of the CCL share priceCarnival’s price-to-earnings ratio is 3, and earnings per share are £3.45. Its Holland America Line is to sell four ships in 2020 and cancel cruises already booked. It has already suspended dividends, reduced capital and operating expenditure, repurchased stock and is now issuing bonds. It has also cut jobs and salaries. From these cost-cutting measures, Carnival predicts it will withstand the next year. Despite this, it has never dealt with this level of disruption before and confirms it cannot accurately predict if its business will survive. But news of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine has investors excited, helping boost the share price. However, this is still very speculative and even it works out, recovery for Carnival will be slow. Buying shares in CCL seems as risky to me as penny stock trading, and I will steer clear. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 16th July, 2020 | More on: CCL See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

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Saints and sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img TAGS: Wasps Try records tumble around Europe’s leagues, Christian Wade emulates a 20-year-old feat, the delay at Wasps and why Ealing Trailfinders were hard done by in Leeds Hat-trick! Thomas Young celebrates his third try v Saracens as Wasps topped the table (Getty Images) THE SAINTSIt’s raining triesA decade ago, it was so easy for attacking teams to offend at the breakdown that many resorted to kicking the ball away. Rugby could be an unedifying spectacle in those days, but now the balance is redressed – as the stats for the European professional leagues show.There were 725 tries scored in the Aviva Premiership regular season that concluded on Saturday, the highest figure since the 1999-2000 campaign (750) when all those rugby league defence coaches hadn’t yet switched codes.Wasps (89) and Exeter (86) both beat the previous record number of tries for a 22-match campaign – Newcastle’s 85 in 1997-98.Exeter celebrate Ian Whitten’s try at Gloucester, one of 86 by the Chiefs in this season’s PremiershipElsewhere it was a similar tale. The 711 tries in the Guinness Pro12 regular season smashed the 2003-04 record by 60 while there were 854 tries in France’s Top 14 – surpassing the previous high of 824 for 26 rounds established last year.Onward Christian soldiersSeventeen of those 725 Premiership tries were scored by Wasps winger Christian Wade, which matched the long-standing mark held by Richmond’s Dominic Chapman. Wade’s record-equalling try was the easiest he’ll ever score, as a series of ricochets against Saracens presented the ball to him inches from the try-line.The two men have much in common. Like Wade, Chapman was 5ft 9in, lightning quick and has one England cap to show for his efforts.The Richmond man was not short of confidence. Ahead of the 1998 Tour to Hell, when his 17 tries had earned him a place in a denuded England squad, the then 22-year-old said: “I’m not in awe of anybody. I don’t think anyone can run around me. I’m quite comfortable in giving wings the outside and cutting them down.”Chapman’s single cap came off the bench in England’s 76-0 thrashing by Australia.Wade, capped in Argentina four years ago under Stuart Lancaster, will be 26 next Monday and still has time to avoid becoming a one-cap wonder.Wade the leveller: Christian Wade dots down almost apologetically for the record (Getty)His Premiership feat is far more impressive than Chapman’s because of the era in which he achieved it. Not only have defences been transformed since 1997-98 but there are no easy-beats now (barring the 2014-15 London Welsh team).Wade, whose five hat-tricks is also a Premiership record, may have equalled Chapman’s record but in truth he’s out on his own.Top SteffStaying on the flyers, well done to Steff Evans for finishing top try-scorer in the Guinness Pro12 with 11. The Scarlets wing is sure to be included in the Wales tour squad that will be named tomorrow.The Scarlets ended their regular season in some style, demolishing the Ospreys 40-17 to clinch third place and the dubious pleasure of a semi-final trip to Leinster a week on Friday.Red day: Steff Evans runs in a try during Scarlets’ win in the West Wales derby (Huw Evans Agency)Wayne Pivac’s men are fantastic to watch and their drubbing of the Ospreys featured 22 offloads and 737 metres made with in ball in hand. They will certainly give it a crack at the RDS Arena.Ospreys, meanwhile, will regroup for a visit to Munster’s Thomond Park the following evening.Champions Cup qualifiersThe Champions Cup qualifiers are as follows:Aviva Premiership Wasps, Exeter, Saracens, Leicester, Bath, Harlequins.Guinness Pro12 Munster, Leinster, Scarlets, Ospreys, Ulster, Glasgow Warriors, Treviso.Top 14 La Rochelle, Clermont Auvergne, Montpellier, Toulon, Castres, Racing.The 20th place for next season’s tournament will be decided by a series of play-off games. If Gloucester win Friday’s Challenge Cup final against Stade Français at Murrayfield, they will replace Northampton – the seventh-ranked club from the Premiership – in Play-off 1.Champions Cup play-offs, 19/20/21 May:Play-off 1 Northampton (Premiership seventh-ranked club) or Gloucester v Connacht (Pro12 ninth-ranked club) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Play-off 2 Stade Français (Top 14 seventh-ranked club) v Cardiff Blues (Pro12 eighth-ranked club)In the hunt: Stade Français hope to snatch the final Champions Cup place (Huw Evans Agency)The two winners will meet in the final on the weekend of 26-28 May, with the Play-off 1 winner having home advantage.The pool draws for next season’s Champions Cup and Challenge Cup competitions take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland on Thursday 8 June.Double dangerDown under, the likelihood of the Lions facing two Barretts in this summer’s Test series increases by the week.The influence that the uncapped Jordie Barrett is having in Super Rugby is extraordinary for a 20-year-old. Although nominally a full-back, he frequently pops up at first or second receiver for the Hurricanes and, as can be imagined, has an almost telepathic understanding with his brother Beauden.The pair pulled the strings in Hurricanes’ 41-22 win over the Stormers, Jordie pulling off one of the cheekiest tries you’ll ever see when stripping back-row Nizaam Carr of the ball over the try-line and touching it down with inches to spare as the pair slithered towards the dead-ball line.Audacious: Jordie Barrett rips the ball off Nizaam Carr to score against the Stormers (Getty)Beauden’s kick-passing – cross-kicking isn’t quite the term – is also a joy to behold. His delightful dink for Cory Jane opened the ‘Canes account and whoever the Lions pick in their back three will need to be on red alert for this. No one in world rugby does it better than Beauden Barrett, though Gloucester’s Henry Trinder gave a brilliant illustration of the skill when setting up Jonny May for a try at Bath the other week.THE SINNERSDelay at the RicohHow unfortunate that the Wasps-Saracens kick-off should be delayed by 15 minutes – because of congestion outside the stadium – when all the final-round matches were meant to start at the same time.I’m not agreeing with those who felt it was sharp practice but certainly Wasps may have benefited.With Exeter’s result decided, Wasps knew in the latter stages of their game that they needed a bonus-point win to secure the easier semi-final against Leicester Tigers. Elliot Daly crossed for that vital fourth try with less than ten minutes remaining.Should Exeter have been allowed to delay their kick-off at Gloucester by 15 minutes so both matches started simultaneously? That creates other issues and in any case, players just want to get going after they’ve warmed up and prepared for a specific kick-off time.It’s typical of Rob Baxter, Exeter’s director of rugby, that he should choose not to make a fuss of the episode.Rising above it: Rob Baxter, Exeter’s DoR, took the kick-off delay at Wasps in his stride (Getty)“If it helped them (Wasps) it helped them but it’s not something for me to be concerned about. These things happen,” he said.“We had a delayed kick-off at Sandy Park a couple of weeks ago. And if we had been at Sandy Park today and we’d had trouble I would have expected the game to be delayed. We did what we could do and got a five-point win. And they did what they could do and got a five-point win. I’ve got no problem with it.”Are pushover tries banned?Another pop at a ref. In Friday night’s Greene King IPA Championship semi-final second leg, Ealing Trailfinders had Yorkshire Carnegie’s number at the scrum, picking up from their first-leg dominance.Three times in succession they won a scrum penalty close to Yorkshire’s line and they might have wondered whether they had already done enough to earn a penalty try.Referee Tim Wigglesworth wasn’t obliging, however, and so Ealing packed down again. This time they marched forward, with the ball between the feet of No 8 Mark Bright and a pushover try a certainty unless Yorkshire infringed.Inexplicably, Wigglesworth then called “use it” to Ealing, and scrum-half Luke Carter obeyed, but things went awry and Yorkshire cleared their lines.Yorkshire grit: Ollie Steadman tests Ealing’s defence during a tie marred by poor refereeing (Getty)Why on earth is the ref calling “use it” when a team is close to the opposition goal-line and advancing rapidly? Are pushover tries not allowed any more?It brought to mind the series of Stade Francais-Harlequins scrums in the 2011 Challenge Cup final, when George Clancy refused to give Stade the penalty that would have given them a kick to win the trophy.Ealing led 10-6 at the time and were still in contention, despite having incurred an 18-point first-leg deficit. They couldn’t have been promoted to the Premiership, having chosen not to apply for the minimum-standards audit, but they deserved better as they chased a place in the final against London Irish. The Londoners should also have had a penalty try on the hour when the home side illegally stopped an Ealing drive near the line.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

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Korean Anglicans send COVID-19 aid to Episcopal partners in New…

first_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Tags Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Smithfield, NC 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 Health & Healthcare Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Events Press Release Service Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Rector Bath, NC 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Korean Anglicans send COVID-19 aid to Episcopal partners in New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL By ACNS staff Posted Apr 22, 2020 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA [Anglican Communion News Service] Christians from the Diocese of Daejeon in the Anglican Church of Korea sent a package of aid to the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Members of the diocese collected 5,000 face masks, 3,000 bottles of hand sanitizer and 3,000 sets of protective clothing. The items were collected during Holy Week as preparations were underway to turn the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York into a field hospital. Those plans have been put on hold as health officials in the city of New York say that the extra emergency beds are no longer needed.Read the full story here. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

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Baku Flame Towers / HOK

first_imgArchDaily Projects Baku Flame Towers / HOK Save this picture!© Farid Khayrulin+ 11 Share Products used in this ProjectWoodMikodamFila Wall PanelWoodMikodamSapa Wall PanelCollaborators:Azinko MMC and Dia HoldingsProject Managers:Hill InternationalInvestor:IntersunMep Engineers:DINAMIK, HB TEKNIKStructural Engineers:BALKARLighting:FKAInterior Designer :HBAInterior Designer :WILSON, DWPInterior Signage Consultant :HBA GraphicsCity:BakuCountry:AzerbaijanMore SpecsLess Specs Baku Flame Towers / HOKSave this projectSaveBaku Flame Towers / HOK CopyHotels, Apartments, Office Buildings•Baku, Azerbaijan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538883/baku-flame-towers-hok Clipboard Save this picture!© Farid KhayrulinText description provided by the architects. Known as the ‘region of eternal fires’, Baku’s long history of fire worshiping provided the inspiration for the development’s iconic design, consisting of three flame shaped towers, each with a different function, set in a triangular shape. Standing at 140 metres high, Baku Flame Towers will be seen from most vantage points within the surrounding area and is already a prominent feature of the Baku skyline.Save this picture!AxonometricBaku Flame Towers is a project by Azinko Development MMC. HOK were appointed as the architect, DIA Holdings the design and build contractors and Hill International as the project managers.Save this picture!© Farid KhayrulinHOK undertook the masterplanning, concept and schematic design for the site and towers, and construction work is already well underway. The residential tower sits to the south, accommodating some 130 residential apartments over 39 floors, and is the tallest of the three towers. It will house luxury apartments and boasts stunning views across the surrounding area, while the hotel is sited on the northern corner of the site and consists of 250 rooms and 61 serviced apartments over 33 floors. The office tower is set on the western side of the complex, providing a net 33.114 square metres of grade A flexible commercial office space.Save this picture!SectionHOK are currently completing the retail podium which will act as the anchor for the project, providing all of the leisure and retail facilities that will service the three towers and visitors to the development. Located at the heart of the site, the atrium incorporates three levels of leisure facilities including boutique shops, restaurants and a cinema. Where the towers and pavilions meet, gaps in the framework allow the surroundings to be drawn inside, the landscape of the street merging with the interior to create a fluid boundary between inside and outside space.Save this picture!© Farid KhayrulinBarry Hughes, Head of Retail and Mixed Use said, “Our aim was for the bold form of the towers to create a unique focal point on Baku’s skyline and we were keen to that dynamic vocabulary into the interior spaces. By creating a fluid boundary between the interior space of the pavilions and the exterior context, the retail and leisure spaces would serve as a natural connection between the towers and their different uses. Linking the scheme to its surroundings and thus reinforcing the existing urban context was considered critical from the earliest stages of the design process.”Save this picture!AxonometricProject gallerySee allShow lessC-Q Project / JSªSelected ProjectsA City Without Cars: New York’s Recovery from Automobile DominanceArticlesProject locationAddress:Baku, AzerbaijanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  234500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: HOK Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Farid Khayrulin Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project center_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeHOKOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHotelsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsOfficesOffice buildingsBakuResidentialOfficesHousingOffice BuildingsHotels and RestaurantsAzerbaijanPublished on August 21, 2014Cite: “Baku Flame Towers / HOK” 21 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2013 Hotels ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/538883/baku-flame-towers-hok Clipboard Manufacturers: Mikodam, Osram Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Azerbaijan Photographs Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

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TV comedian and producer gunned down after criticizing Al-Shabaab

first_img SomaliaAfrica Abdi Jeylani Malaq, a TV actor, comedian and producer also known as Marshale, was fatally shot in cold blood by unidentified gunmen as he was about to enter his home in the Mogadishu district of Waberi at around 7 p.m. yesterday. He was taken with gunshot injuries to the head and chest to the capital’s Madina hospital, where he died. The method of operation used in the killing and the threats he had previously received suggest that it was the work of the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab.“This tragedy is a cruel reminder that nothing stops free expression’s enemies in Africa’s deadliest country for the media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Anyone who dares to speak out against Al-Shabaab’s crimes in Somalia is signing their own death warrant.”“These barbaric acts have never elicited an effective reaction from either the local authorities or the international community. Must the list of victims keep on growing before those responsible cease to enjoy complete impunity?”Malaq, who worked for Universal TV, wrote and performed in popular television dramas in which he used humour to criticize both the federal transitional government and armed groups, including Al-Shabaab. He had recently received several phone threats from Al-Shabaab for criticizing its recruitment of child soldiers.A journalist working for Universal TV, Abdulkadir Omar Abdulle, narrowly survived an attack in Mogadishu on 7 July, when two individuals shot him in the stomach and leg at close range. He was evacuated to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi for treatment.Malaq was the seventh media professional to be killed in Somalia since the start of the year. Al-Shabaab has been on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom for many years, while Mogadishu was listed as one of the world’s ten most dangerous places for the media in the 2011 Reporters Without Borders roundup.Photo : Abdi Jeylani Malaq (Hiiran Online) January 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News RSF_en SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on Somalia Organisation RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists August 1, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV comedian and producer gunned down after criticizing Al-Shabaab News News February 24, 2021 Find out more News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalialast_img read more

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Citizen-journalist gets virtual death sentence a day after Liu Xia’s release

first_img RSF_en Receive email alerts ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionNobel PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet Organisation News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the international community to press China to rescind the outrageous 13-year jail sentence imposed on Qin Yongmin, a well-known citizen-journalist and pro-democracy activist, on a charge of subversion – the longest sentence for this kind of charge in the past 15 years in China. News News Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expressionNobel PrizeCitizen-journalistsInternet News March 12, 2021 Find out more The sentence was passed on the 64-year-old Qin by an intermediate court in the central city of Wuhan on 11 July, just one day after the Chinese authorities released Liu Xia, the widow of Nobel peace and RSF Press Freedom laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died last year in detention.“The democracies barely had time to celebrate Liu Xia’s release when the Chinese authorities created a new martyr who risks suffering the same fate as Liu Xiaobo,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF’s East Asia desk. “Sentencing a man of his age to 13 years in prison is tantamount to a death sentence given the shortcomings of China’s prison system and its deliberate policy of denying medical attention to detainees.”Qin has been held since March 2015, when he was arrested for “illegal assembly” and for allegedly using “the Internet and foreign media” to try to “overthrow the authority of the Chinese Communist Party.”A former steelworker and long-time dissident who founded the pro-democracy magazine The Bell in the 1970s, Qin headed China Human Rights Watch, a group also known as the “Rose Team” that called for peaceful transition to a constitutional democracy. He had already spent 22 years in prisons and work camps before his arrest in 2015, and his wife, Zhao Suli, is currently under house arrest.Liu Xia, who was allowed to fly to Germany after her release, had been confined to her home and isolated by the Chinese authorities ever since her imprisoned husband was awarded the Nobel peace prize in 2010. He was serving an 11-year prison sentence when he died almost exactly year ago from a cancer of the liver left unattended in prison.One of world’s biggest jailers of journalists and defenders of the freedom to inform, China is ranked 176th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further July 13, 2018 Citizen-journalist gets virtual death sentence a day after Liu Xia’s release April 27, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on Chinalast_img read more

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[COVID 19] New Petition In SC Seeks Special Measures To Evacuate Distressed Indian Citizens From US

first_imgTop Stories[COVID 19] New Petition In SC Seeks Special Measures To Evacuate Distressed Indian Citizens From US Nilashish Chaudhary10 April 2020 5:59 AMShare This – xIn wake of the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States of America (US), a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Government to organise special flights and formulate specific evacuation measures to airlift distressed Indian citizens from there. While agreeing that the nationwide lockdown is desirous to control the spread…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?LoginIn wake of the drastic increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States of America (US), a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Government to organise special flights and formulate specific evacuation measures to airlift distressed Indian citizens from there. While agreeing that the nationwide lockdown is desirous to control the spread of the novel Corona virus within the Indian territory, and also lauding the action taken by the government to manage the pandemic, the petitioners contend that the blanket travel ban and the air-space lockdown imposed on all international flights has aggravated the distress of Indian citizens in US. The petitioners stress that they do not intend for the Court to interfere with policy matters chalked up by the government, and nor do they pray for the air space ban to be set aside. However, what they seek is evacuation of Indian citizens who have approached various consulates or helplines with their grievances, on a case to case basis. “The Petitioners are seeking the Government to discharge its moral and legal obligations on humanitarian grounds”. Filed by Senior Advocate  Vibha Datta Makhija and Advocate Kashish Aneja, the petition seeks the indulgence of the Court to ensure that the Centre factors in the plight of Indian citizens in foreign jurisdictions and accordingly formulates a streamlined method to evacuate the distressed. To this end, it has been emphasised that all Indian citizens are entitled to protection of the Government, not just one section on account of being in a particular region of the world. The plea asks the Court “to compel the government to perform its constitutional, and domestic and international legal duties in not acting arbitrarily and discriminatorily against one section of its citizens, who are as much entitled to the protection of the government, as the other citizens of the country.” The Petitioners go on to suggest the following factors, based on which such evacuation activities could be conducted in a phased manner- · Assessing high-risk zones to determine vulnerability, and giving Indians in those areas priority · According to visa statuses, those whose visas have expired or are on the verge of expiry could be evacuated on priority · Priority on the basis of level of distress, be it economic distress, psychological, lack of shelter, need for medical attention, age consideration or any other concerns · Subject the evacuated to strict protocols and directives stipulated by the Government It has been further submitted that there is no violation of foreign law or any impediment in international law if the government decides to evacuate its citizens. On the contrary, it is asserted, international treaties and protocols obligate other governments to assist such an endeavour of phased evacuation. The plea is substantiated by taking the example of government action to evacuate Indian citizens from high-risk zones in Wuhan, Italy and Iran. Placing reliance on the same, it is argued that such action is discriminatory against citizens in New York and California, where the acutest effect of the Pandemic can now be seen, as the government is obliged to evacuate all citizens from high-risk zones under Sections 35 and 36 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. The petition also details visa rules applicable in US, which are usually temporary in nature, to highlight the plight of many Indians who may face severe consequences if their visas expire. In addition to this, it is stated that government authorities, including a recent announcement by PM Modi have indicated towards an extension of the lockdown. Apropos this, there is great uncertainty regarding the status of extending expired visas of Indian citizens who, upon expiry of their visas, would be declared “illegal immigrants” and be liable to legal action. Hence, it is argued, urgent steps for relief must be considered.  Next Storylast_img read more

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