MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2006 interim results for the half year.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) 2006 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Commercial Bank Limited (GCB.gh) 2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileGhana Commercial Bank Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the personal, commercial, corporate and treasury sectors. Its product offering is geared to offer financial solutions for loans, overdrafts, deposits, investments, money transmission and international services. Its Personal banking division offers consumers the choice of a Kudi Nkosuo account, Flexsave account, Save and Prosper account, overdrafts and loans and ReadyCash ATMs. Additional services offered by its business division includes corporate and investment services such as call accounts, treasury bills, fixed deposit accounts and Money Transfer. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited facilitates foreign banking and overseas inward money transfers. Its Treasury division manages market risk exposures and funding requirements as swell as overdraft facilities, bulk cash collection, trade finance, payroll solutions and electronic banking services. Ghana Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Collapse Grippy gloves used to be all the rage with well-known players like Matt Dawson, Steve Thompson and Stirling Mortlock.Again, like the heated trousers above, there was a logical argument for their use. To give extra grip especially when the ball was greasy and wet.But they have fallen out of fashion big time, and show no sign of returning.Gloves: Matt Dawson used grippy gloves for Northampton and England (Getty Images)GPSBack in 2015, England started using GPS to analyse their training sessions with a little monitor that was placed between their shoulder blades.Sport scientist Ben Pollard was in control of the technology which “sends a signal back and forth from a satellite that picks up how fast and how far they are running, and how many accelerations and decelerations they have had.”This also had the effect of driving up work-rate because each player was so competitive that they wanted to come top of the standings when they analysed the data.This is commonplace now, with all elite sides tracking GPS data. You can also purchase the equipment and software needed for you amateur club, through various companies.Cryo-ChambersThe Welsh national side used cryotherapy before the 2011 World Cup and Warren Gatland’s side continued to use them throughout the 2012 Six Nations. Sam Warburton in particular injured his knee during a victory against England and was sent into a mobile cryotherapy unit to speed up recovery.Italy also used a cryo-therapy camber as a build up for the 2015 World Cup in England.Freezing: Leonardo Ghiraldini uses a chamber before the 2015 World Cup (Getty Images)The chambers do so by subjecting players to intensely cold temperatures, so their bodies release endorphins to allow recovery to occur faster. It also reduces inflammation and swelling. Itis believed that this type of therapy allows players to train up to three times a day. England coach Eddie Jones was verbally abused outside… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby TechThe 21st century is awash with technology and sport is no different. We take a look at some of the clever, and not so clever, innovations that have hit rugby.Heated TrousersWhen the ‘Beast From The East’ rolled in with its sub-zero temperatures, the idea of heated trousers sounded like a brilliant one. England coach Eddie Jones championed this idea for his side’s Six Nations clash with Scotland in Murrayfield in round three, but he wasn’t the first.He borrowed the idea from British Cycling who introduced heated shorts for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The product’s creator, Lizard Heat, claims the idea is similar to a Formula One tire in that the trousers are designed to heat deep into the muscle.Bench: Heated Trousers being used by Jamie George (The Times/Getty Images)According to their website, the trousers are rechargeable, have their own power packs, and have three temperature settings. Low is 38-42 degrees, medium 40-45, and high is 45-50 degrees.There is method to the madness as evidence suggests injuries are more likely to occur as muscles cool down after warming up.However, considering England got beaten pretty convincingly against Scotland, it might be a while before the trousers are used again.Related: Six Things We Learnt In Round ThreeDronesDrones have become incredibly popular in modern times as they can offer incredibly picturesque shots as they fly high into the air. But Eddie Jones again sought to find a rugby application for them.The drones were used to film training sessions which had clear benefits. The footage would illustrate where the space on the field is, the shape of the team in defence and attack, the movement of the players, and it gives a video representation of what Jones wants to put across.Sometimes seeing is believing and drones fill that need.Birds Eye: Drones give England Rugby a better view of their training sessions (Getty Images)Grippy Gloves Whole body cryotherapy started in Japan in 1978 and despite being uncomfortable for players, it appears to work. Watch: Eddie Jones verbally abused after Calcutta Cup defeat Eddie Jones admits he got Calcutta Cup preparation wrong Eddie Jones admits he got Calcutta Cup preparation wrong Eddie Jones admits he got Calcutta Cup preparation… Expand We take a look at some of the rugby tech which has come in an out of the game. Whole Body Cryotherapy: The technique has been used in rugby to aid recovery (Getty Images) Watch: Eddie Jones verbally abused after Calcutta Cup defeat Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter.
Gerroa House / Bourne Blue Architecture Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationGRAPHISOFTVirtual Building Software – Archicad 22Design Team:Claire Lavis, Shane BlueEngineering:NorthropCity:GerroaCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Shane BlueText description provided by the architects. Gerroa is a popular holiday destination, on the South Coast of NSW. The village is located at the Northern end of a long beach, adjacent to a lagoon, with the main streets running out along the South side of the headland. This particular site is above the road, and slopes up to the North approximately 5m in elevation. There are extensive views to the South down the beach, as well as a view across the lagoon to the Southwest. There are houses adjacent as well as houses in the foreground of the view. A large Radiata Pine tree existed on the site in the rear corner. The best views are from the level at the rear of the site.Save this picture!© Shane BlueThe client’s brief was for a simple holiday house that took most advantage of the site. An easy transition from the beach to the house was required and surfaces are to be hardy so that durability is not a concern. The house needed to accommodate extended family groups, but also act as a simple weekender for a couple. Winter storms on the South coast are ferocious and this site is quite exposed to the South so the house had to be able to cope with this.Save this picture!© Shane BlueSave this picture!Save this picture!© Shane BlueThe built form is articulated into 3 simple elements, under a continuous roof, that wrap around a central external space. The idea was to create an elevated platform that allowed extensive views to the South, yet connected well to the site on the North side. The Living space has a concrete floor, for thermal mass to moderate temperature swings. The roof form lifts up to the North, allowing good winter sun penetration and presents it’s low edge to the South, allowing the strong Southerly winds to pass over .Save this picture!© Shane BlueTo maximize views and sunlight this space is elongated and runs East / West (across the block). On the East side of the block a wing runs toward the rear of the site, containing the main bedroom, ensuite and studio space. On the west side of the block a larger wing runs to the rear, accommodating the additional bedrooms, a secondary living space and a semi outdoor bathroom. These three forms provide a sheltered outdoor space in the middle, which catches winter sun and is protected from the undesirable winds.Save this picture!© Shane BlueMuch of the living space on the site is actually outside the buildings, in the courtyard or on decks. This works well with the indoor / outdoor nature of visiting here. Materials throughout relate to the context of a seaside village, they are economical and corrosion resistant.Save this picture!© Shane BlueTimber is used extensively, floors are either polished concrete or . Eaves and wall linings are fibre cement. Sustainable features –Correctly orientated thermal mass. Heavy insulation to walls and ceilings, Rainwater harvesting for wc, laundry, garden usage, minimal footprint to building, using less materials and resources, sustainable timber use such as reconstituted timber concealed structure, Heat Pump hot water technologySave this picture!© Shane BlueProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Kamenice Brewery / OTA atelierSelected ProjectsK Building, School of Architecture and Construction Autonomous University of Chile /…Selected Projects Share Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, James Hardie Australia, Bluescope, Bradford, James Hardie, Stiebel Eltron, AWS CopyAbout this officeBourne Blue ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGerroaAustraliaPublished on April 16, 2019Cite: “Gerroa House / Bourne Blue Architecture” 16 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943716/maragall-310-building-bergnes-de-las-casas Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cosentino, Cortizo, Cosmic, Florim, Tres, HIDROBOX, LADRIYESO, Roca Social Housing Year: Architects: Bergnes de las Casas Area Area of this architecture project Maragall 310 Building / Bergnes de las CasasSave this projectSaveMaragall 310 Building / Bergnes de las Casas “COPY” Copy•Barcelona, Spain Save this picture!© Eugeni Pons+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily 2019 Spain Bergnes de las Casas Projects Photographs Maragall 310 Building / Bergnes de las Casas Area: 1700 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/943716/maragall-310-building-bergnes-de-las-casas Clipboard City:BarcelonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Eugeni PonsText description provided by the architects. Maragall 310 is a set of thirteen low income dwellings located in a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Barcelona city centre. The Nou Barris expansion zone is made up mainly of buildings with facebrick walling featuring a wide variety of geometries and shapes. This is dominated by the formation of flying parts, mainly closed volumes, showing volumetric use of an alternating pattern of full and empty spaces that make up an angled and uneven skyline. The starting point of the project is to work from the integration with the neighbourhood’s architectural identity and its formal reinterpretation.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Eugeni PonsThe porticoed façade of the building absorbs these realities by creating a single volume that is broken up at the point it meets the detached houses. Inside, the facebrick skin extends the material language of the surrounding area and separates off from the structure to generate a gallery that offers a transition space between the inside and the outside. This space flows in this counterposition between high quality materials that give it a classic order and popular material that creates dialogue with the pieces around it. The “in situ” concrete structure is relegated to the foreground, thereby making it the main façade. This creates a diaphanous floor that is completely free of columns along with a central core for vertical communication that articulates access to the three homes on each floor. Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanSave this picture!© Eugeni PonsOn its westerly façade, the two skins separate off to create a porticoed gallery that filters the sun’s rays and generates a lath house opposite the housing. In the warm months, users of these dwellings can therefore benefit from a pleasant indoor temperature and an outdoor space to provide shade in the open air.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsIn terms of sustainability, the building is fitted with various renewable energy sources that reduce electricity, gas and water consumption. In addition to producing energy using an aerothermics system, the building has alternative heat sources such as biomass boilers and a low temperature radiating system for the few cold months.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsDue to the neighbourhood’s severe lack of plots and its steep incline, spacious flats with lifts have not been built here. In the light of these circumstances, all these dwellings are accessible and there is a fully accessible and adapted dwelling on the ground floor.Save this picture!© Eugeni PonsProject gallerySee allShow lessSanta Clara Building / Lagula ArquitectesSelected ProjectsBending Arc Installation / Janet EchelmanSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Barcelona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs: Eugeni Pons Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBergnes de las CasasOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingBarcelonaOn FacebookSpainPublished on July 23, 2020Cite: “Maragall 310 Building / Bergnes de las Casas” [Edificio Maragall 310 / Bergnes de las Casas] 23 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Switzerland Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive Olgiati+ 13Curated by Julio Effa Share 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796039/house-in-laax-valerio-olgiati Clipboard Projects Construction Supervisor:Franz BärtschStructural Engineer:Patrick GartmannProject Manager:Sebastian CarellaCity:LaaxCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoText description provided by the architects. The single-family house rises from a 10-20m wide and 90m long lot in Laax, Switzerland. Local building legislation only permitted the construction of volumes aboveground at opposite ends of the property. One end of the area is situated in the “village zone”, while an “agricultural zone” surrounds the other end. Two completely opposite worlds form the context of this house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiAt the historical village limit of the parcel is the so called “city house”. A clear and simple facade underlines the public space lying in front of the house with the volume and rooms orientated towards the village. Located here are the children’s bedrooms and the guest rooms. Towards the agricultural zone, at the other end of the plot, rises the so-called “country house”, a lower lying solid volume that opens towards the landscape.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiThe two ends are connected by an underground hall, where the daily life of the family takes place. Two top lights provide natural lighting to the space. All the main rooms in the house are niches and with their gables they transform into caves. Each space is interconnected with a 90m long corridor that forms the spine of the entire building. Save this picture!Basement PlanSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Site SectionExterior and interior walls are all in white in-situ concrete. On the outside, attached tilting windows preserve the clarity and legibility of the two exterior volumes and lived-in niches.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiOuter appearance and inner experience of the house form a contradiction that only mentally can be reconstructed as a unity. The house has an unexpected “grandezza” and homogeneity that is in stark contrast to the compartmentalisation and heterogeneity of the surrounding village.Save this picture!Courtesy of Archive OlgiatiProject gallerySee allShow lessSwan Lake Bridge House and Viewing Tower / TAO – Trace Architecture OfficeSelected Projects200 Della Paolera / Office Tower in Catalinas Norte / MSGSSS + Juan Manuel MasedaSelected Projects Share “COPY” House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati Houses House in Laax / Valerio OlgiatiSave this projectSaveHouse in Laax / Valerio Olgiati Architects: Valerio Olgiati Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area: 582 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Laax, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796039/house-in-laax-valerio-olgiati Clipboard Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeValerio OlgiatiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLaaxIcebergOn InstagamSwitzerlandPublished on February 28, 2021Cite: “House in Laax / Valerio Olgiati” 28 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: East Anglia Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Researchers at the University of Essex want to know more about what motivates people to make a donation or support a cause, and they are hoping that local charities in Essex will help them in this research.Economist, Dr David Reinstein, has already carried out research in this area. He is asking charitable groups and other organisations in Essex who may be planning a fundraising campaign in the near future to take part in an experiment that would help his research.“In the UK,” he said, “we give millions of pounds to a wide range of international, national, regional and local charities and organisations every year, but we don’t have a very good understanding about the ‘science’ behind it.“The findings from this research could be of interest not just to economists like me, but to charities and fundraising bodies everywhere.”Dr Reinstein is hoping to work with a group, charity or other organisation that is in the process of planning a fundraising campaign. He would then help them set up an experiment to tie in with their campaign so that the results are as realistic as possible.Contact Dr Reinstein at [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 February 2010 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Researchers look into why we give
HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Donegal Co Council considered €116 million capital programme Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Previous articleBorder businesses hoping to benefit from Perry / B.R.A. initiativeNext articleColeraine police urge intruder in Acheson murder to turn himself in News Highland Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – May 1, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Newsx Adverts Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest Donegal County Council considered a 116 million euro Capital Programme yesterday, but Councillors expressed concern at the capital projects in their electoral areas that did not appear on the list.Just over 116 million euro will be spend on roads, sewerage, water and other major works between now and 2014.County Manager Seamus Neely has presented a draft plan, proposing spending just over 50 million euro on projects in the first year. More detailed proposals for the second and third years will be brought forward when budgets are confirmed, he said.Councilors will discuss additional electoral capital priorities at the Councils regular May meeting.Mayor Cllr Noel Mc Bride says the issue requires a lot of consideration……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/noelm1pm.mp3[/podcast] Twitter
Google+ Motorist arrested in Letterkenny after testing positive for Cannabis WhatsApp Gardai in Letterkenny have today arrested a driver after testing positive for cannabis. The motorist also failed to have a driving licence or insurance.Meanwhile, Letterkenny Traffic Corp yesterday seized a motorised bike after the operator was discovered with no helmet, insurance or licence. Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleMan appears on child exploitation charges in DungloeNext articleIncrease in Donegal residents choosing to work within the county News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – December 12, 2017 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
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