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  • Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( 2017 Annual Report

    first_imgGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileGuinness Ghana Breweries Limited manufactures and markets a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for the Ghana domestic market and for international export. Its product offering includes spirits, beers, lagers and stouts as well as ready-to-drink products. Popular brand names include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Orijin Zero, Ciroc Ultra-Premium Vodka, Johnnie Walker Reserve Scotch Whisky, Ron Zacapa Rum, Malta Guinness, Star Lager, Gulder, Alvaro, Ruut Extra, Orijin Bitters, Smirnoff Ice and Smirnoff Double Black Ice. The company was originally founded to produce Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, otherwise known as Guinness. Its non-alcoholic beverage, Malta Guinness, is extremely popular and has captured 70% of the Ghana non-alcoholic beverages market. Guinness Ghana Breweries is a subsidiary of Diageo Plc. and is based in Kumasi, Ghana. Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Wales’ Christmas wishes

    first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Wales’ rugby stars have a very special goal in mind as they attempt to mark the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Welsh Rugby Union in style in 2011.The players from Warren Gatland’s Autumn squad where asked to fill in a wish-list for Santa Claus, just like children all over the country at this time of year, to help visitors to the Millennium Stadium Santa Tours get into the Christmas spirit and it was no surprise that most of them went for victory on the rugby pitch as their top present.The likes of Martyn Williams, Stephen Jones and George North all contributed to lists which are now on display in the Millennium Stadium dressing rooms as part of the festive Tours – which are available everyday right up until Christmas.If Wales can emulate their RBS 6 Nations success of 2005 and 2008 by notching their 11th Grand Slam they will eclipse the achievement of the great sides of the Seventies and make it a centenary celebration of the first ‘official’ Grand Slam.And that’s exactly what Williams and many of his colleagues have asked Santa for this year, with the veteran Blues flanker and Scarlets playmaker Jones going one step further and asking for success in the 2011 Rugby World Cup as well.Williams, Gavin Henson, Shane Williams and Gethin Jenkins figured in all 10 games in 2005 and 2008 Grand Slam seasons and could now challenge a quartet of Welsh rugby legends who – during the two ‘Golden Eras’ of the 70’s and 1900’s managed to play in every game in three Grand Slams – Billy Trew and Jim Webb between 1908-11 and Gareth Edwards and JPR Williams in the Seventies notched up a tally of 12 appearances in three respective Grand SlamsWhile Wales beat all four nations in the 1908 and 1909 Championships, it wasn’t until 1910 that Scotland began to play France and the Five Nations Championship became a 10 match competition.Even though 1908 and 1909 are included among Wales’ nine Grand Slams to date, there is something extra special about the one they achieved in 1911 to make it three clean-sweeps in four years.Trew’s team scored 18 tries in their four games and conceded only five tries as they made it 16 championship wins in 17 outings between 1907-11. In the Seventies, the Welsh side managed 17 wins in 20 games between 1975-79.The Welsh record during the recent championship resurgence might not match the figures of the two Golden Eras – 15 in 23 games between 2004-09 – but if Gatland’s men can make it three Grand Slams in seven seasons, they will surpass the achievement of the Seventies when it was three in eight.Wales’ Grand Slams have all come in spurts. The three in the early years of the 20th century, 1908, 1909 and 1911, were followed by two more in the Fifties, in 1950 and 1952, three in the Seventies, 1971, 1976 and 1978, and then two in the Noughties, 2005 and 2008. “It’s a good excuse to enjoy a mince pie while the team nutritionist isn’t watching and with a free gift for every child, a visit to Santa’s grotto and a tour of the Millennium Stadium, it’s a great value day out for the family.”Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) can be picked up for £32 and include a 10% discount in the WRU store and cafe bar, a free mince pie and drink and a present from Santa for all the children. For more details and to book a tour, call 029 2082 2228 or visit So, if you are wondering what to get for the Welsh rugby player who has everything, a 2011 Grand Slam would seem to be the order of the day.North, who broke through into the Welsh squad this Autumn with a famous two-try debut against South Africa, concurred with his team-mates about wanting success on the rugby pitch but also added some more traditional requests to his list.The Scarlets wing went for a rugby ball and a new pair of boots along with a Championship win for the international side and all three players where obviously under the influence of Ospreys scrum-half Mike Phillips when they added a ‘Duffy’ CD  to their Santa lists.Music was a common theme amongst the squad with ipods and computer games also proving popular, as was a more surreal request – as a group, in one form or another, the Wales squad have collectively asked Santa to encourage Blues, Lions and Wales prop Gethin Jenkins to smile more often.The full Christmas wish-lists from the squad form part of the special Millennium Stadium Santa tours which now run daily and are administered from the Cardiff Arms Shop/Cafe on Westgate Street next to Gate 4 of the Stadium.The store and cafe bar will open its doors until 8pm every Thursday evening until Christmas for late night shoppers to enjoy a mince pie and a gingerbread latte after browsing the full range of WRU merchandise.And Santa will be setting up his Welsh headquarters deep in the heart of the iconic stadium to add Christmas cheer to the popular Millennium Stadium Tours everyday until 24th December.“With the players working hard to focus on each upcoming game, you find yourself forgetting that Christmas is around the corner!” commented Wales and British and Irish Lions fly-half Jones.“It’s great news for all the young rugby fans out there that they can share the magic of the Millennium Stadium experience with Santa’s special tours this Christmas.”Martyn Williams is also excited about what Father Christmas has up his merry red sleeve for the first ever Santa Tours at the home of Welsh rugby: “I’ll be sure to bring the kids along for a Santa Tour,” he said.last_img read more

  • Social Media Reacts to Jamie Heaslip Retirement

    first_imgAnd the British & Irish Lions posted this message: Heaslip spent his entire professional career with Leinster, who tweeted: Springbok winger Bryan Habana congratulated Heaslip on a stellar career, as well as making a joke about accidental gurning! Social Media Reacts to Jamie Heaslip RetirementIrish back-rower Jamie Heaslip this week announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect.The former Ireland captain won 95 caps for his country between 2006 and 2017, but after having surgery on his back twice in 2017 has taken medical advice to stop playing due to the injury.Heaslip had a legendary career for Leinster and Ireland, winning three Heineken Cups and three Pro12 titles with his province as well as a Grand Slam in 2009 and two more Six Nations titles. He was also part of the Ireland team that famously beat New Zealand in 2016.The No 8 won five caps for the British & Irish Lions on the tours to South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013.The news of Heaslip’s retirement caused plenty of reaction on social media, his team-mates and rugby-playing contemporaries leading the way in paying tribute to the 34-year-old.Rugby icon Brian O’Driscoll played a significant portion of his career alongside Heaslip for Leinster, Ireland and the Lions, and he was quick to show his admiration on Twitter: As the social media reaction above shows, Heaslip will be missed on the world’s rugby pitches and it will be interesting to see what he does next.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter. Take a look at some of the social media reactions to Jamie Heaslip announcing his retirement from rugby Ending: Check out the social media reaction to Jamie Heaslip’s retirement (Getty Images) center_img Wales flanker Sam Warburton, who captained Heaslip on the 2013 Lions tour, was also full of praise: Former Ireland winger Simon Zebo was simple but effective with his post: The IRFU’s official Twitter account also shared a number of photos from throughout Heaslip’s career: TAGS: Leinster Heaslip’s former Leinster and Ireland team-mate Ian Madigan said:last_img read more

  • Pittsburgh bishop treks to China bearing a sentimental and historically…

    first_imgPittsburgh bishop treks to China bearing a sentimental and historically significant gift December’s gift-giving tradition takes on new meaning of cultural friendship Iris Walters says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Donn Mitchell says: Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Asia Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA December 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm This is an inspiring, well written article, so I hate to nitpick. But your editors should have caught the grammatical error in the penultimate paragraph. “Episcopalian” is a noun. “Episcopal” is the adjective: An Episcopalian is a member of the Episcopal Church; Episcopalians use an Episcopal liturgy, etc. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh visited China in early December to give back a blanket, which Chairman Mao had given his father, to Chinese World War II historians and to build relationships with religious leaders in China. Photo: Diocese of Pittsburgh[Episcopal News Service] It looks like a tiny, old blanket with deer on it. Nothing to warrant a pause or second glance.Yet that small Mongolian saddle blanket, draped across a chair in Diocese of Pittsburgh Bishop Dorsey McConnell’s childhood home for decades, has crossed oceans multiple times, first from the hands of one of the world’s most famous political figures.In September 1945, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong had to fly from his base in Yunnan province to a tense conference with General Chiang Kai-shek of the Nationalist Party in Chongqing. This was about a month after Imperial Japan announced its surrender, one of the major actions to end World War II. For a moment, the United States was an ally of China’s against Japan.The Allied Forces, which included China, the United States and Great Britain, are honored by this memorial featuring 2,000 military helmets at the World War II Museum in Tengchong, China. Photo:Niu Shuai of the China Institutes of Contemporary International RelationsMcConnell’s father, U.S. Gen. John Paul McConnell, was the pilot assigned to fly Mao to and from the conference — safely. Mao was visibly nervous that he’d never come back. The Nationalists, who had been hunting Mao for years, considered him a rebel and criminal. Mao hugged his wife at the airport, a public sign of affection not deemed appropriate in that culture at that time, McConnell explained.The elder McConnell returned Mao safe and sound to Yunnan province after a disastrous conference that failed to produce any good solutions. To show his appreciation to his pilot, the chairman gave McConnell the deer blanket. It’s been in the McConnell family home ever since.More than 70 years later, when religious officials and those from the World War II Museum in Tengchong and Martyrs Cemetery invited him to visit as they honored his father, McConnell knew he had to bring a gift.He saw the blanket and decided that returning it to the Chinese people would be an appropriate and meaningful gift. McConnell’s Dec. 6-8 visit was an act of personal friendship and goodwill, despite all these years of deep division in political, philosophical, cultural and theological beliefs and practices between the two countries.McConnell could tell the fact that he journeyed to meet these Chinese dignitaries and present them with this gift meant the world to them.“I don’t think I’ve been more graciously received in any place in the world. It was breathtaking and very moving, for personal reasons as well as the promise it holds,” McConnell told ENS. “Personal-relationship building does something that states and diplomats can’t do. We had no political agenda. We were simply there to give back to them something precious that they had given us.”Bishop Dorsey McConnell ceremoniously returns to officials at the World War II Museum in Tengchong, China, the blanket that Chairman Mao gave his father in 1945. Photo courtesy of Niu Shuai of the China Institutes of Contemporary International RelationsThere were elaborate dinners with much clinking of glasses, and each glass that made contact with McConnell’s was lower than his, in honor of and in deference to him, as is customary. Officials gave him a tour of the new museum, which has an impressive collection of about 80,000 artifacts.Three walls are covered with 2,000 helmets from fallen Allied troops.“And they’re all mixed together,” McConnell said. “You can see American helmets next to British helmets next to Chinese.”Museum officials held the blanket with a curator’s care, using protective gloves. That blanket was precious to McConnell, but he recognized that it’s easy for stories to get lost in time.Communist Party Chairman Mao gave this saddle blanket to U.S. General John Paul McConnell in 1945, as a token of appreciation for safely piloting him to and from a U.S.-organized conference with the Nationalists in China. Photo: Dorsey McConnell“I didn’t want to see something with this much symbolic value to lose its place in history and end up in a garage sale held by one of my great-grandkids and sold for 5 bucks,” he said with a laugh. “Given to the museum, it will be taken care of and preserved.”On the last day of his visit, McConnell visited the Three-Self Patriotic Movement headquarters, the Chinese government department that oversees all officially sanctioned religious activity, giving licenses to churches to function openly and vetting them to ensure they don’t undermine the goals of socialism. “Three-self” refers to the requirement that religious organizations be self-governing, self-supporting and self-propagating.He met with the Rev. Melissa Lin, the deputy head of the China Christian Council, and her assistant Meiying Shi.The council is the umbrella organization for all the recognized Protestant churches in China. Lin is also dean of the seminary in Nanjing, the country’s largest of 23 established seminaries. She earned a master of divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal seminary in Berkeley, California.McConnell toured the church next door, the former Holy Trinity Anglican Cathedral, neglected for years but now restored. The cathedral has stained-glass windows in the apse donated by the Episcopal Church. The renovation has won a UNESCO world heritage award, and the council hopes to plant a worshiping congregation here next year, he said.Pittsburgh Bishop Dorsey McConnell gazes at the military helmets placed on three walls at the World War II Museum in Tengchong, China. Photo courtesy of Niu Shuai of the China Institutes of Contemporary International RelationsMcConnell was the first diocesan bishop from the Episcopal Church to pay a visit to Three-Self Patriotic Movement headquarters since Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s visit in February, said Peter Ng, the Episcopal Church’s officer for Asia and the Pacific, now retired. Ng helped arrange McConnell’s meeting with Chinese officials.“It’s very important to keep relationships open,” Ng told ENS.Nurturing relationships is a way to spread the gospel in a respectful manner, McConnell and Ng said. The “official” estimate is that there are 40 million Christians in China, and that number is growing, as churches have gained a bit more leeway in recent years, as long as they follow the rules. In a country of 1.4 billion people, the number of Protestant Christians in China has grown an average of 10 percent annually since 1979. Bible printing presses can’t keep up with demand, McConnell and Ng said.McConnell also saw his visit as an act of reconciliation by an Episcopal bishop. And reconciliation happens best on a personal level, McConnell said. Chinese culture places more emphasis on building friendships without immediately diving into business than American culture does, Ng and McConnell said, so taking the time for this visit meant a lot.“It really struck me how deeply they took that in. You don’t have to use church talk; as a matter of fact, it’s a disadvantage. People know healing when they feel it. They know reconciliation when they see it and feel it. They could sense the authenticity of this moment,” McConnell said. “It’s sort of like St. Francis says: Preach the gospel at all times and, when necessary, use words.”— Amy Sowder is a special correspondent for the Episcopal News Service and a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn. She can be reached at [email protected] Tags New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Collierville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET December 28, 2017 at 1:03 pm Episcopalian bishops love to travel overseas, especially when others are paying the bill. That may be an unnecessarily unkind point to make in connection with Bishop McConnell who strikes me as a person genuinely worthy of respect unlike a good many of his fellow bishops who these days all too often seem motivated more by political considerations than religious.But I wonder about the propriety of his bringing back to China that Mongolian saddle blanket which will now be in the hands of people whose embrace of Christianity and other religions is rather phony. My understanding is that the ultimate purpose of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement is to contribute politically to the longterm survival of the Communist state in China. And while Mao Tse-tung may have seemed relatively benign in the immediate aftermath of World War II, the fact remains that he became the worst butcher of human beings in recorded history. Might it not have been preferable for the blanket to have remained in our country until such time as the Christian church in China is truly free? I realize, of course, that that would have involved a very long wait. Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Comments (3) By Amy SowderPosted Dec 22, 2017 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing 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 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC December 22, 2017 at 11:51 pm A very inspiring story. We are in such need of reconciliation and peaceful coexistence….this gesture and consideration for the Chinese people is living the words of St.Francis. Peaceful and respectful overtures provide small building blocks from which we can all benefit Featured Events Tony Oberdorfer says: Rector Bath, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VAlast_img read more

  • Orange County news conference shares “alarming statistics” in positive COVID cases,…

    first_img Please enter your comment! Positive case rate equates to 5.9% – two weeks ago, the positive rate was 2.8%From the Orange County NewsroomCOVID-19 NUMBERS CLIMBINGOrange County has a total of 3,282 positive cases and there have been 47 resident deaths. In just the past two weeks, the County has had 1,197 positive cases.Some alarming statistics:Yesterday, 186 confirmed positive cases were reported. That is the highest one-day increase of cases since the pandemic began in March.The Florida Department of Health in Orange County received 2,951 test results yesterday and that positive rate equated to 5.9%. Two weeks ago, the positive rate was 2.8%.The average age of COVID positive cases in Orange County is now 35 to 38 years old. So, while the case numbers are increasing, the age demographic is dropping.In the past five days, Orange County has seen triple digits in positive COVID-19 cases each day.Responding to this upward trend in COVID cases, Orange County Mayor Demings spoke with health care leaders today to discuss a possible plan of action. The County will continue to stress the importance of face masks and social distancing to residents. The County may explore the possibility of mandating masks for all people at certain types of businesses.ORANGE CARESOrange County’s team has streamlined the Orange CARES for Residents Program application process to require fewer documents. In addition, residents who have approved applications will receive direct payment.More than 15,000 applications were submitted this morning.The next application will open Monday, June 22 at 8 a.m. and there will be a 10,000 user capacity. Visit for more information.TESTINGCOVID-19 testing continues to be critical. Orange County Health Services is offering free testing this week at Barnett Park. Appointments can be made directly at Residents will receive free face masks and hand sanitizers after an appointment. For a list of various testing options, visit Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSApplicationCOVID-19News ConferenceOrange CARES FundsOrange County Government FloridaStatisticsTest Sites Previous articleIs a career in healthcare right for you?Next articleAAA reports fuel prices stall on renewed COVID concerns; commits to $1 million to community initiatives in response to George Floyd killing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

  • Scotland’s Ryan Grant called up to join the Lions in Australia

    first_imgFriday Jun 7, 2013 Scotland’s Ryan Grant called up to join the Lions in Australia Cian Healy will play no further part in the British & Irish Lions tour of Australia after it was found that he has suffered significant ligament damage to his ankle. Gethin Jenkins has a calf strain, so Scotland’s Ryan Grant will join the squad as cover. Healy injured his ankle after a much publicised game against the Force, that included an allegation of biting. He was cleared at a disciplinary hearing, but later received the unfortunate news that scans revealed bad ligament damage.“Firstly, our thoughts are with Cian. It has been a day of mixed emotions for him after being quite rightly being cleared of foul play but then the scan revealing the extent of the damage to his ankle. He has made a big contribution on and off the field in the last two weeks and we wish him well in his recovery,” said coach Warren Gatland.Gethin Jenikins picked up a calf strain during captains run, so he is out of the game against the Reds in Brisbane tomorrow. Mako Vunipola will start, while Dan Cole moves onto the bench.Alex Corbisiero is already on the way over from England, and Ryan Grant departs Durban, where Scotland were set to face Samoa in the first game of the quadrangular series in South Africa.“Gethin has trained all week but he felt some tightness in his calf today so it’s right not to play him. We will assess him over the next 24-48 hours but Mako has done well in the last two games and this is another chance for him to step up,” added Gatland. “Given Cian’s injury we have decided to bring Ryan in. He has played well in the RaboDirect Pro 12 this season and for Scotland in the RBS Six Nations and we look forward to him and Alex Corbisiero arriving tomorrow.”British & Irish Lions team to face the Reds:15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Alex Cuthbert, 13. Manusamoa Tuilagi, 12. Jonathan Davies, 11. Tommy Bowe, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Ben Youngs, 1. Makovina Vunipola, 2. Tom Youngs, 3. Matt Stevens, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Geoff Parling, 6. Dan Lydiate, 7. Sam Warburton, 8. Tangaki Taulupe Faletau,Replacements16. Richard Hibbard, 17. Dan Cole, 18. Adam Jones, 19. Paul O’Connell, 20. Justin Tipuric, 21. Conor Murray, 22. Jonathan Sexton, 23. George NorthGrant spoke to after finding out that he will join British & Irish Lions squadADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2013 Related Articles 235 WEEKS AGO Warren Gatland confirms British & Irish Lions… 399 WEEKS AGO Brian O’Driscoll’s incredible skill at training… 413 WEEKS AGO Montage of Amazing Lions Test series in Australia,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Ceiba House / Jorge Ramirez

    first_img Mexico ArchDaily Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Ceiba House / Jorge Ramirez Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoText description provided by the architects. Ceiba House was created starting from a small and old neocolonial construction of the 1930s, in which the current owner lived for more than 10 years. Suddenly, the need arose to expand it to house his new family: Himself: plastic artist, a dancer/yoga teacher and two small children.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoThe original house, although it had the typical elements of Mexican neocolonial architecture, did not have great historical or architectural value, yet the project’s guiding principle was to preserve it intact. As well as the ancient pyramids, where the new structure was built over the previous one, leaving it drowned inside, a respectful envelope for the neocolonial house was designed. The expansion delicately shelters and exhibits the original forms, elements and materials. Each one of the constructive stages is clearly established.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoThe expansion program proposed building a yoga room that could be accessed without entering the house, two new bedrooms for the children as well as expanding the kitchen, dining and services areas.Save this picture!IsometricThe construction is accessed through a tiny lobby, as in the front is the original facade of the house and the access door to private areas. As well, from this same lobby, on the right, a spiral staircase next to the trunk of a ceiba tree elevates the user to the top of the tree and from there, dodging the upper branches suddenly appears a pond, a garden and the yoga studio.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoIf we continue straight ahead from the small lobby, crossing the old main door, you will come to a “zaguán” that leads to a private patio which becomes the center of the house. A large glass allows a huge beaucarnea, a waterfall and the three-point arch of the hallway to be the scenography and witness of all the family’s activities.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoThe intimate area of the house is accessed through a side door of the patio, located next to the exposed water tank that recalls the ancient Muslim cisterns, pouring a peaceful and continuous murmur of running water. Ceiling heights of 4 mts. and thick adobe walls house a library/music room, bedrooms and bathrooms.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoAt the back of the patio, retaining its original location and behind an arch topped by a mask, is the kitchen-dining room with an open and frank view to the main courtyard. There is a second patio crossing a narrow side corridor to the kitchen, bigger than the first one and covered by the frond of a huge and ancient zapote tree, under which is the artist’s studio.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoCeiba House keeps away from the great formal pretensions and exaggerations to which most architects are given, its simple façade and a refined interior design full of symbolism, vegetation and intimate spaces, bring back at times those words that Luis Barragán warned were being forgotten by the architects: Beauty, Inspiration, Magic, Spellbound, Enchantment, Serenity, Silence, Intimacy and Amazement.Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseñoProject gallerySee allShow lessKPF Proposes a New “Participatory Urbanism” with Shanghai TowersArchitecture NewsWill Snøhetta’s Redesign Calm the Outcry From Its Original Controversial Proposal?Architecture News Share CopyHouses, Houses Interiors, Extension•Aguascalientes, Mexico Save this picture!© Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseño+ 24Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2013 “COPY” Manufacturers: Vitro®, Cemex, Apasco, Mattera, Metecno lamina multipanel Products translation missing: Year:  Photographs:  Paulina Ojeda / contra taller de diseño Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Ceiba House / Jorge RamirezSave this projectSaveCeiba House / Jorge Ramirez Projects Architects: Jorge Ramirez Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeJorge RamirezOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsExtensionAguascalientesMexicoPublished on December 12, 2018Cite: “Ceiba House / Jorge Ramirez” [casa ceiba / Jorge Ramirez] 12 Dec 2018. 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  • Zurich’s free Community Toolkit to help smaller startup groups and events

    first_imgZurich’s free Community Toolkit to help smaller startup groups and events  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 September 2011 | News Zurich Insurance plc has created Community Toolkit, a free online resource for people who want to get involved in organising smaller, straightforward community activities. The site offers tools, tips and information on some of the key areas of responsibility when setting up a community group or activity.The site offers advice on health and safety, planning, insurance and the law. In return for filling in some details about the new group or initiative, users can receive a tailored document with relevant advice.Users get started by using the Activity Checker. This tool “will be able to tell you whether this website is suitable for what you’re planning. If not it will point you towards more information or other sources of help.” One of the options users can select is “I would like to organise a fundraising activity”.Zurich say: “We looked at the barriers that stood in your way to volunteering in your local community and created a website that could give you some ./guidance, inspire you and, most importantly, provide you with some information you may need to get started.”The site was created in partnership with Tennyson Insurance, legal and insurance specialists Beachcroft, NACVA, BTCV, the Directory of Social Change, and YouthNet’s Do-It volunteer Tagged with: Community fundraising Digital 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • Asda announces three-year £20m partnership with FareShare & The Trussell Trust

    first_img Asda, FareShare, and The Trussell Trust have launched a three-year partnership designed to tackle food insecurity and provide nutritious food to one million vulnerable people.Asda has committed to investing at least £20 million to help FareShare expand the reach and capacity of its infrastructure, and The Trussell Trust.The partnership will enable FareShare and The Trussell Trust to provide an additional 24 million meals every year and give 500,000 more people facing food insecurity access to fresh food across the UK.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of FareShare UK, said:“Based on my 25 years of senior experience in the voluntary sector, I believe that Asda’s investment in tackling hunger and food waste in support of front line charities has the potential to create such a multiplier effect that it could well be the largest single act of support since the creation of the National Lottery or the introduction of Gift Aid.”Sam Stapley, Head of Operations for The Trussell Trust England, said: Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: Asda corporate Melanie May | 12 February 2018 | Newscenter_img “The scale and nature of this funding is unprecedented. Asda’s investment means they can expand their reach and develop new projects bringing very real, tangible benefits to local communities and to anyone struggling with food insecurity in a way that simply has not been possible before.”Last summer, The Trussell Trust issued a call for more donations to food banks to help it keep up with an increase in demand for its services. It reported year on year increases as well as a spike in demand during the summer holidays.  143 total views,  1 views today  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Asda announces three-year £20m partnership with FareShare & The Trussell Trustlast_img read more

  • 10 great charity partnerships: corporate fundraising round up

    first_imgThe Square Mile & Help for HeroesThe Square Mile has chosen Help for Heroes as its charity partner, and is supporting its Stigma Clock campaign, which has been lighting up landmarks around the UK (including the Tower of London and Houses of Parliament) to highlight the issue and show support for all the Veterans who are struggling in silence with mental health issues. 10 great charity partnerships: corporate fundraising round up Melanie May | 27 March 2019 | News McCarthy & Stone & Coram BeanstalkStaff from McCarthy & Stone embraced World Book Day this year by dressing up as well-loved book characters to raise money for Coram Beanstalk. Staff came to work dressed as classic book characters including Snow White, Mary Poppins while other outfits included Harry Potter, Spiderman, Horrible Histories and more. With regional teams taking part across the country the final tally amounted to over £2,500, raised in one day. Barratt Developments & St Mungo’sBarratt Developments has launched a new partnership with St Mungo’s, beginning with a £60,000 donation to St Mungo’s social lettings service Real Lettings. The partnership will ensure that funding for two Housing Management and Lettings Officers is secured for one year. These officers will aim to help 50 families and individuals at risk of homelessness move into properties that they can call home. P&O Ferries & Royal British LegionFourteen volunteers and officials from the Royal British Legion boarded P&O Ferries’ Spirit of France in March, where they were presented with a cheque for £2,333.52, raised by the ferry and logistics company’s employees and customers during November’s poppy appeal. P&O Ferries’ has a long-standing association with the Royal British Legion, which is one of its two official charities. The company’s connection with the Armed Forces goes back to the foundation of P&O 180 years ago and has been marked through a number of conflicts during this period, having lost 80 ships in World War One, another 182 in World War Two and five vessels which served in the Falklands War. Barratt Homes Community Fund & Magic MomentsThe Barratt Homes Community Fund in Bristol, which donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation improving the quality of life for those living in the region, has given £1,000 to Magic Moments. The new scheme is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes, and Magic Moments is one of the first recipients. The charity has a special place in the heart of one Barratt Homes’ employees, whose family was supported by its services. Ashley Smith lost his five-year-old son to cancer nearly four years ago and his family came into contact with Magic Moments through the charity’s work with Children’s Hospice Southwest at Charlton Farm, Wraxhall. Kenwood & Over The WallStaff based at Kenwood, The De’Longhi Group’s UK Head Office in Havant, have chosen Over The Wall as their Charity of the Year for 2019. Kenwood is partnering with Over The Wall to help fund the free residential camps for children with serious illness that the charity provides. The initiative is being led by Kenwood’s ‘Giving Something Back’ team, comprised of staff in the UK head office who will aim to raise £10,000 by encouraging the Kenwood workforce to participate in many fundraising challenges and activities. Kenwood will also be sending a team of staff members to volunteer at the charity’s South Health Challenge camp in July by unloading and unpacking lorries of resources, medical supplies and equipment and generally helping to create a safe and fun camp environment. Advertisement MARU & Level WaterBritish Swimwear brand MARU has announced a partnership with Level Water, which provides specialist one-on-one swimming lessons for children with physical and/or sensory disabilities. The partnership will see MARU provide equipment and instructors to Level Water, as well as having dedicated ‘donation weeks’ where MARU will pass on a percentage of all sales’ profits directly to help the Level Water fundraising cause.center_img University of Winchester’s Chaplaincy & Minstead Trust Hampshire-based charity Minstead Trust has announced the launch of a new charitable partnership with the University of Winchester’s Chaplaincy to further support adults with learning disabilities. A special Church service was held to mark the new partnership and support includes the Chaplaincy’s pledge to raise £1,500 to buy new furniture and white goods for new supported housing in Totton. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Access Legal Solicitors & The Child Brain Injury TrustA Birmingham based law firm has been active over the past few months in raising money for The Child Brain Injury Trust. The Access Legal Solicitors Clinical Negligence Team recently held a ‘Winter Warmer, All Weather Picnic’ in their office in order to raise funds for CBIT, with all members of the team cooking, baking and purchasing items to sell at the picnic. With fish pies, samosas, hot pork sandwiches and two cakes, the lunch raised £200. The team will be continuing their support by entering a team and providing a raffle prize for the next CBIT Quiz. Here are ten corporate partnerships currently helping charities around the UK, including one between Barratt Developments and St Mungo’s that will provide a year’s funding for two Housing Management and Lettings Officers, and another between Kenwood and Over the Wall, which will help fund the charity’s free residential camps for children with serious illnesses. PHMG & charitiesAudio branding specialist PHMG has raised more than half a million pounds for charity in the last six years by taking part in over 100 activities including skydiving, abseiling and climbing mountains. PHMG launched the PHMG Foundation to raise money for charities through company-wide activities in 2013 and crossed the £500,000 mark in January. Charitable organisations are selected by staff on an annual basis and more than 70 charities have benefited so far. Last year, employees smashed their annual target, raising more than £57,000 through events such as marathons, mountain climbs and global Santa dashes. As staff met their £50,000 goal, the company made an additional donation, taking the total to more than £107,000, which was split between the Red Cross, Action for Children, Salvation Army and SOS Children’s Villages Illinois.  920 total views,  2 views today  921 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis57 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more