Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Holdings Limited (OCH.ke) 2019 abridged results.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited. Kalahari Floor Tiles is a subsidiary company in Botswana and Tjespro (171) Trading Pty Ltd is a subsidiary company in Cape Town. The company also has interests in real estate including Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. Formerly known as Dunlop Kenya Limited, the company changed its name to Olympia Capital Holdings Limited in 2004. Established in 1968, the company was founded to manufacture vinyl floor tiles, adhesives and sports equipment. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Year: SBE Pty Ltd “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335724/tanderra-house-sean-godsell Clipboard Projects Houses Tanderra House / Sean Godsell Architects CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Tanderra House / Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTanderra House / Sean Godsell Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/335724/tanderra-house-sean-godsell Clipboard Save this picture!© Earl Carter+ 14 Share Area: 285 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Structural Engineer: ArchDaily Photographs: Earl Carter , Sean Godsell ESD Consultant: 2012 Architect In Charge:Sean GodsellDesign Team:Sean Godsell, Hayley FranklinMayor Materials:Oxidised Steel, Recycled TimberSite Area:18.84 hectaresBuilding Area:525 m2City:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Sean GodsellRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Renders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalThe fluid nature of verandah space has been integral to my research into houses for some time now. From this research two distinct elements have emerged in my work – the (anti-tectonic) outer skin and the ambiguous plan where use, function, inside and outside are organised in accordance with the non dogmatic nature of verandah space as it exists in the Australian context. The operable outer skin protects and shades, opens and closes spaces to views and nurtures the occupants. Save this picture!© Earl CarterThe house is positioned on top of a hill on a 40ha site to take advantage of beautiful views to the distant ocean but the views are to the west and the house is exposed to a powerful prevailing wind. In the summer hot northerlies blow across the site and it is as a counterpoint to this exposure that the house forms a ‘L’ shape and digs itself into the ground to provide sheltered outdoor space for the occupants. Key functional spaces are located discretely along the length of the plan and connected by covered outdoor terraces rather than corridors. Save this picture!© Earl CarterIn Australia the verandah is traditionally transformed in this way to make a sun room, a sleep out or a place to eat in the cool of the evening. To help the house to breathe there are slices through the east /west spine wall so that air can move from south to north. The ground slab is insulated, the windows are double glazed and the mullions are split to eliminate thermal bridging, the spine wall structure is concrete filled masonry to add thermal mass. Rainwater is harvested and stored in a 100,000 litre in ground tank, sewerage is treated and used to irrigate the garden and an array of solar collectors is located on a shed roof to the south west of the main house. The floor is recycled black butt and the in-floor heating, run entirely from tank water, reverses in summer to act as a heat sink to help cool the house in summer.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBook Presentation & Architects ConferenceEventMoMA: Applied DesignEvent Share CopyAbout this officeSean Godsell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on February 25, 2013Cite: “Tanderra House / Sean Godsell Architects” 25 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Happy 20th birthday to Send A Cow Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Send a Cow, the charity that claims it introduced the ethical gift catalogue to the UK, is 20 years old this year. It is one of those fine examples of an organisation that grew from a ‘crazy idea’ (their words, not mine), into a respected international agency.It all started with a group of UK Christian farmers sending cows from their herds to Uganda in 1988, following years of conflict in that country.Today, Send a Cow works in 10 countries in Africa, giving locally bought animals such as cows, goats, and poultry, along with training in sustainable organic farming and social development issues.It is celebrating its birthday with a a new brochure, “Twenty Years of Send a Cow”, which “outlines how the charity matured into a respected international development agency – and the joys and challenges along the way”. It has also published a new DVD, ‘Passing on Hope’, which follows one of the original UK farmers as he returns to Uganda to see how life has changed for some of the families Send a Cow has helped.At the heart of the charity’s success is the pass-on system, whereby all families pledge to pass on the first female offspring of their gift animal to another family in need. The charity is launching a Pass It On appeal, with the aim of raising £20 million by 2010.Founding farmer and international programme coordinator David Bragg says: ‘We are delighted by what we’ve achieved – and not a little amazed.”www.sendacow.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 April 2008 | News 20 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Photo Credit: Kim Ives/Haïti-LibertéFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this From Brooklyn and Miami to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as well as Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, Jacmel, Saint-Marc and Gonaïves in Haiti, hundreds of people marched on Jan. 15 to demand that Haitian President Jovenel Moïse follow the constitution and step down next month.Barclay Center protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 15.The term of the last president, Michel Martelly, ended in 2016. Most Haitians say that Moïse’s five-year term should end this year. But he is claiming that due to a chaotic process involving an interim president and massive amounts of political maneuvering, he didn’t take office until 2017.Moïse ignores the fact that while he got 52% of the total vote, the turnout was only 18% of the electorate — meaning that less than 10% of Haitian voters supported him.Both Moïse and his predecessor, Michel Martelly, are members of the PHTK, a political party that was basically set up to allow the U.S. to intervene in Haitian elections without exposing itself. The U.S. in particular, and also the European Union, have been worried about Haitian elections ever since 1990. In that election, Jean-Bertrand Aristide was able to build a mass movement, which is currently called Fanmi Lavalas, and soundly defeat Marc Bazin, who had received millions of dollars from the U.S. Moïse has scheduled parliamentary and presidential elections for this September, with a second round in November. They will be preceded by a referendum on a new constitution in April. In the opinion of many Haitian lawyers, these steps are unconstitutional.Since he was able to dissolve parliament a year ago in January and rule by decree, Moïse has been able to limit the power of the courts to audit the government’s books. He has also declared common protest tactics — like blocking traffic — to be “acts of terrorism” which carry heavy penalties.The Core Group, which includes officials from the U.N., U.S., Canada and France — who worry that mass opposition could erupt, questions these moves and is pushing for a presidential election sooner than Moïse wants.The protests in North America were coordinated by the Boston-based New England Human Rights Organization (NEHRO), which partnered with local activists and groups in the various cities — Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago — where protests were held. NEHRO has a history of organizing events in support of Fanmi Lavalas, the party founded by former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. NEHRO did not organize the protests in Haiti, which appear to have been led by a coalition of opposition parties.
Following a series of media reports containing details from leaked diplomatic cables preceding the resignation of Sir Kim Darroch from his post as UK Ambassador to the US, the London Metropolitan Police threatened to treat the publication of leaked documents as criminal. The move came just after a Global Conference for Media Freedom was held in London from 10-11 July, co-hosted by the UK and Canadian governments, at which the UK government reaffirmed its commitment to protect media freedom.On 12 July, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu stated that “The publication of leaked communications, knowing the damage they have caused or are likely to cause, may also be a criminal matter…I would advise all owners, editors and publishers of social and mainstream media not to publish leaked government documents that may already be in their possession, or which may be offered to them, and to turn them over to the police or give them back to their rightful owner, Her Majesty’s Government.”The following day, 13 July, Basu appeared to partially back down, stating that the Met “respects the rights of the media and has no intention of seeking to prevent editors from publishing stories in the public interest in a liberal democracy. The media hold an important role in scrutinising the actions of the state.” However, Basu maintained that publication “could also constitute a criminal offence, and one that carries no public interest defence”.The Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command is overseeing the ongoing investigation into a possible criminal breach of the Official Secrets Act. “The Met’s heavy-handed threat to treat the publication of leaked information as criminal is incredibly worrying. Journalists have a right and a duty to report information in the public interest – a right that is too often eroded in the UK in the name of national security. We must do better to protect this right in practice, otherwise the Foreign Office’s promises at the global media freedom conference ring hollow”, said RSF UK Bureau Director Rebecca Vincent.In February 2017, an alarming Law Commission proposal envisaged replacing the Official Secrets Act with an updated “Espionage Act” that would make it easier to label journalists and others as “spies” with a possible sentence of up to 14 years in prison. The proposal was followed by a public consultation that closed in May 2017. Over two years later, the Law Commission has yet to respond to the consultation, and the government has not clarified its plans with regard to amending or replacing the Official Secrets Act.The UK is ranked 33rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News April 18, 2019 Find out more to go further News Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns recent threats made by the London Metropolitan Police to treat the publication of leaked information as a “criminal matter” – marking the latest move to restrict press freedom in the UK in favour of national security. RSF Index 2019: UK rises in ranking, but press freedom climate remains worrying Receive email alerts United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment RSF alarmed by UK proposal to jail journalists as ‘spies’ for obtaining leaks February 14, 2017 Find out more Help by sharing this information July 15, 2019 – Updated on July 16, 2019 UK: Police threaten to treat the publication of leaked information as criminal News Follow the news on United Kingdom RSF_en Crédit : The British Embassy is seen in Washington, DC, July 10, 2019, following the resignation of British Ambassador to the US Kim Darroch. SAUL LOEB / AFP May 3, 2017 Find out more Organisation
Reports Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Côte d’IvoireAfrica Organisation On 16 January 2004, Thierry Gouégnon and Danielle Sylvie Tagro,a photographer and journalist, respectively, with the private daily “LeCourrier d’Abidjan”, were manhandled by Minister of Technical and VocationalTraining Youssouf Soumahoro. Reporters Without Borders condemns the minister’s unacceptable behaviour.”In a country like Côte d’Ivoire, which is in the middle of reconciliationefforts, it is unacceptable for a minister to physically assaultjournalists. Mr. Soumahoro must set an example and not resort to violence,”Reporters Without Borders said. “We ask that the equipment confiscated during this altercation be returned to the journalists at once,” the organisation added, while remarking that it hoped such an incident would not repeat itself.On the afternoon of 16 January, Gouégnon and Tagro went to the offices ofthe Ministry of Technical and Vocational Training to cover a demonstrationby higher education students who had overrun Soumahoro’s offices. Thejournalists were held against their will for about 20 minutes and theminister reportedly grabbed Tagro’s dictaphone, brutally twisting her wristin the process. Gouégnon’s digital camera was also reportedly confiscated.The equipment has not been returned to the journalists. January 27, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists from “Le Courrier d’Abidjan” newspaper assaulted by government minister November 27, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire Côte d’IvoireAfrica News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa October 29, 2020 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections RSF_en Receive email alerts News to go further
People Former Pasadena Fire Chief Honored By RON ROKHY Published on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | 5:49 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Ernest Mitchell Jr. Photo credit: City of PasadenaA former Fire Chief who served six years with the Pasadena Fire Department is being commemorated as an honorary member of the Metro Chiefs by the Metropolitan Fire Protection Association.Ernest Mitchell Jr., who served the City of Pasadena from 1998 to 2004, is the third person to have received this honor in the Metro’s 51-year history, according to a statement released to the media.Mitchell was named an honorary Metro Chief for his exceptional leadership capabilities in the areas of fire prevention, fire suppression and other related disciplines by the Metropolitan Fire Protection Association in tandem with the National Fire Protection Association, according to the Metro Executive Board.Mitchell, who currently holds the prestigious position as the United States Fire Administrator of the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA), retired as the Fire Chief and Assistant Director of Disaster Emergency Services for the Pasadena Fire Department after 33 years of fire service, according to the statement.Prior to joining Pasadena, Mitchell served as a Battalion Chief for the City of Compton and seven years as Fire Chief for the City of Monrovia.Mitchell was selected for this award by Metro President Rhoda Mae Kerr, Fire Chief of the Austin Fire Department in Texas in a recent board meeting in San Antonio. More Cool Stuff Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A small group of demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon at the Anthony McClain memorial on Raymond Avenue, across the street from La Pintoresca Park.The oft-removed and replaced memorial has been the site of numerous gatherings and protests, as well as violence, since the Aug. 15 shooting of Anthony McClain, who was shot by a Pasadena police officer while fleeing a traffic stop.Sunday’s event, led by Pasadena activist Jasmine Abdullah Richards, was a small and somber event, as just more than a dozen protesters shared stories and remembrances of victims of violence. A planned march was canceled, ostensibly because of the small crowd, which was the smallest so far of scores of protest events in Pasadena since May.Demonstrators also decried what they called the “criminalization” of the McClain memorial, which has been repeatedly removed by Pasadena Public Works crews throughout the past week, only to be replaced by local activists.On Saturday night, demonstrators showed up at Mayor Terry Tornek’s house to present demands related to the incident.Tornek said he went outside to talk with the demonstrators but was immediately shouted down.“References made to important police oversight reforms were dismissed, so I returned to my home,” Tornek said. “What followed was not a vigil for Mr. McClain but a loud effort to intimidate and attack me personally. I was subjected to obscene chants and personal insults for an extended period of time.”In his statement, Tornek said the focus of the incident “was largely not on Mr. McClain, but rather about promoting the agenda of the event spokesperson and organizer and her efforts to compel me to have a variety of criminal charges pending against her dropped.”Ultimately the group left candles and signage, Tornek said.“Sometime later, my wife and I moved the candles from the street right of way and relocated them onto the curb with the others so that a car wouldn’t run into them. We also removed the signage, some of which included references to murder and killer cops,” Tornek said.On her Facebook page, Richards said Tornek is trying to bury the truth about what happened to McClain.The 32-year-old McClain was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over by Pasadena officers on Raymond Avenue near Grandview Street at about 8 p.m. Aug. 15. Police said McClain was shot once in the upper body after he got out of the vehicle and began running. A second shot grazed his shoulder but was not life-threatening.Police allege McClain was reaching at his waistband while running, compelling the officer to fire. Police also reported that after being shot McClain continued running and ditched an unregistered handgun, which was prohibited because he was on probation for robbery. He later died at an area hospital.In his statement, Tornek said that having a place for people to mourn and grieve Mr. McClain is real and valid.“I support it, but when I tried to discuss alternatives, that group would have none of it. I believe that the appropriate place for mourning would be at one or more churches; not on Raymond Avenue or my home,” Tornek’s statement read.“We need to come together as a community.” STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy ‹› Make a comment Community News Somber Group Gathers at McClain Memorial Protesters cancel march and instead share stories of victims of violence By EDDIE RIVERA Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 3:07 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Many signs, candles with flowers are in support of Anthony McClain are part of a make shift memorial for the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Community Peace gathering, honoring loved ones killed at the hands of another, across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Sunday, October 25, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Jasmine Abdullah Richards wearing pictures of her brother honoring him for the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Community Peace gathering, honoring loved ones killed at the hands of another, across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Sunday, October 25, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) A small but intimate group gather around the Anthony McClain make shift memorial for the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Community Peace gathering, honoring loved ones killed at the hands of another, across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Sunday, October 25, 2020. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Signs in support of Anthony McClain are part of a make shift memorial for the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Community Peace gathering, honoring loved ones killed at the hands of another, across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Sunday, October 25, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News A small but intimate group gather around the Anthony McClain make shift memorial for the Black Lives Matter Pasadena Community Peace gathering, honoring loved ones killed at the hands of another, across the street from La Pintoresca Park in Pasadena, Sunday, October 25, 2020. 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iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — A mudslide in Malibu, California, Thursday morning closed down a road, potentially for several more days.Storms also brought as much as 16 inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains over the last 24 hours.Snow and high-wind alerts have been issued in 18 states from California all the way to West Virginia.With two storm systems looming, the first of those Friday morning is stretching all the way from the Gulf Coast to the Upper Plains, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the south and more heavy snow in the north.By Friday afternoon and evening, showers and severe storms are expected from Missouri to Louisiana. Some of the rainstorms may contain damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible.By Saturday, that storm system will weaken but still bring mixed precipitation from Illinois to West Virginia. The Southeast may see some stronger storms as well.A second storm moving out slowly from the Rockies may bring severe weather to the central and southern U.S. on Monday. That could mean more snow for the northern Plains.That system on Tuesday will be moving east and develop into a coastal storm, bringing showers and snow to the mid-Atlantic region and Northeast.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.