Knight Frank cautious after bumper year

first_imgSunday 26 September 2010 9:54 pm whatsapp KCS-content Share More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks ESTATE agent Knight Frank said it expects to suffer after the government’s spending review next month, as the firm announced a 168 per cent rise in profit to £58.4m for last year.The group said yesterday that all of its branches were in profit, with particular strength in the UK and Asia pushing revenue up 13 per cent to £288m for the year to 31 March. However, senior partner Nick Thomlinson said: “Going forward, with public sector debt the equivalent of more than half of the UK GDP, the issue remains to what extent the recovering private sector will be able to compensate for the anticipated cuts to the public sector. “Consequently 2011 is expected to be a more difficult year, both in economic and property performance terms.”Thomlinson added that property prices continued to rise over the summer, though the pace of growth had slowed. Meanwhile, the firm benefited from sales in Hong Kong, where rental rates increased at the fastest pace in the world last year. It said modest rises seen in Shanghai, Sydney and Singapore last year should spread to the rest of Asia by 2011. Last year’s profit translated into an average bonus of £600,000 for each of Knight Frank’s 59 partners, though the firm declined to say how much individual partners received. Knight Frank more than doubled its budget for bonuses and commission, spending £35.5m last year. The company said it remains free of debt, with around £74m available cash and a £30m unused debt facility. FAST FACTS | KNIGHT FRANK● The estate agent operates from 209 offices in 43 countries● Notable deals include advising on the £671m White Tower asset sale and acting as leasing agent on the Walkie Talkie skyscraper Tags: NULLcenter_img Knight Frank cautious after bumper year Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndo whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

BP sees stock rise after US spill report

first_img Share Thursday 6 January 2011 7:37 pm BP sees stock rise after US spill report KCS-content SHARES IN BP rose yesterday morning following the early release of a US panel’s findings into the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which pinned blame on both the oil giant and its partners. An excerpt from the report criticised the oil industry for systemic risks and cost-cutting, but also pointed to failures by contractors Transocean and Halliburton. Analysts predicted that the report from the US National Commission set up by Barack Obama following the spill would make it harder for victims to succeed in lawsuits against BP for gross negligence. Richard Griffith from Evolution Securities said: “The report may provide grounds for BP to claw back monies from licence partners and possibly Transocean and Halliburton. While today’s report is damning it does in our view underpin out target price of 510p.”Analysts at BNP Paribas agreed, adding in a note: “This is the critical decision as, if not proved, BP can reclaim 35 per cent of total costs from its partners (having taken 100 per cent to date): it is also positive for future Gulf of Mexico activity.”Junior partners at the Macondo well, Anadarko and Mitsui, both saw their shares dip yesterday. Transocean and BP both rose in early trading, though BP later shed gains to close down 0.5 per cent at 496.9p. The US commission’s full report is due out on Tuesday. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Mark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Tags: NULLlast_img read more

COE warns Malta to improve AML controls

first_img Email Address The Council of Europe (COE) has called on authorities in Malta to enhance their measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, after a new report highlighted a number of failings in the country’s current system. Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games COE warns Malta to improve AML controls Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance 16th September 2019 | By contenteditor The Council of Europe (COE) has called on authorities in Malta to enhance their measures to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism, after a new report highlighted a number of failings in the country’s current system.Published by the COE’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism, known as Moneyval, the report highlighted a lack of understanding or analysis on a number of key areas.In particular, Moneyval noted, money laundering was largely investigated in tandem with other, linked offences. It said that the level of investigations and prosecutions were not in line with the country’s risk level, and high-level and complex money laundering cases, related to financial, bribery and corruption offences, were not being effectively pursued due to limited human or financial resourcesFundamental improvements to the mechanisms for confiscating the proceeds of crime from money laundering and linked offences were also necessary, Moneyval added.For the financing of terrorism, Moneyval said while Malta has a sound legal framework for such cases, only few investigations have been conducted so far and none have resulted in any prosecutions or convictions. It noted that while Malta has made progress in this area, as with money laundering, its activity level did not match the country’s level of exposure to possible terrorism financing risks. As such, it recommended that authorities could co-ordinate their activities with the implementation of targeted financial sanctions’ regimes to more effectively combat the risk of terrorist financing.Risk-based controls were also found wanting. While the banking and gambling sectors were said to have a good understanding of risk and preventative measures, Moneyval raised concerns about low levels of suspicious transactions reporting in other industries in Malta. Furthermore, it added, punishment for non-compliance with the AML controls was not viewed as effective enough to deter criminals.“Moneyval noted that supervisory authorities do not have adequate resources to conduct risk-based supervision, for the size, complexity and risk profile of the country’s private sector,” it explained. “Sanctions for non-compliance with anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism requirements are not considered effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”The report also said Malta failed to provide sufficient insight into how legal persons and legal arrangements could be exploited for money laundering and terrorist financing. Again, the punishments for non-compliance were not seen as effective or proportionate.However, MoneyvalL did say that Malta has a comprehensive framework for international co-operation, which enables its authorities to provide assistance to other countries.Malta will now be tasked with addressing the issues flagged in the Moneyval report, and has been invited to report back on any progress made in December 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgPrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PrimeTime Property Holdings Limited (  2008 annual report.Company ProfilePrime Time Property Holdings is a variable rate loan stock company with interests in property investment, property development and property management. The company has invested in a diversified portfolio of office, retail and industrial properties in the major towns and cities of Botswana, and recently acquired two properties in Zambia on a sale and leaseback basis with G4S Zambia. Prime Time Property Holdings Limited acquires properties owned by vendors through acquisition agreements which it then offers to investors through the sale of Linked Units. Its property portfolio in Botswana is made up of 16 fund properties located in Gaborone, Ramotswa, Francistown, Ghanzi, Lobatse and Serowe. Commercial properties in its Botswana portfolio include Prime Plaza, Letshego Place and the South African High Commission.last_img read more

Blantyre Hotels Limited ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgBlantyre Hotels Limited ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Blantyre Hotels Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Blantyre Hotels Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Blantyre Hotels Limited (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileBlantyre Hotels Limited is a holding company operating in the hospitality and tourism sector in Malawi. The company owns and manages Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre, Malawi. Its operations are managed by Protea Hotels of South Africa under a services contract. Ryalls Hotel is the most-technologically advanced hotel in Malawi, offering accommodation for businessman and holidaymakers. Situated in Blantyre, the commercial capital of Malawi and only 15-mintues from Malawi’s international airport; the hotel offers travellers well-appointed accommodation in an upmarket location, full conference and banqueting facilities and a fitness centre. Blantyre Hotels Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

As COVID-19 cases surge in the US, Episcopal churches continue…

first_imgAs COVID-19 cases surge in the US, Episcopal churches continue individual approach to online worship, fellowship By ENS staffPosted Jun 26, 2020 Rector Pittsburgh, PA 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET COVID-19 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Press Release In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing An “isolation group” of clergy and lay leaders livestream a Sunday worship service from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Valrico, Florida. Photo: Bryan O’Carroll[Episcopal News Service] More than three months into the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases surging in some parts of the United States, Episcopal churches continue to take different approaches to in-person parish activities based on the number of cases in their communities and the guidance of local, state and federal health officials.In the U.S., COVID-19 cases have topped 2.4 million and more than 124,000 people have died since the first positive case was diagnosed in Washington state on Jan. 20. Globally, positive COVID-19 cases have surpassed 9.6 million and more than 488,000 have died of the disease.Most Episcopal churches nationwide began shifting to online worship services and fellowship in mid-March, when COVID-19 cases surged on the East Coast, in Southeast Michigan and around Seattle, Washington. Over the past two weeks, though, states in the South and Southwest, Oklahoma, Florida and California have reported the highest number of new cases.California saw its worst day for new reported cases – over 7,000 – on June 24. New cases there have increased 18% since June 19.In the Diocese of San Diego, which covers the southernmost part of California and southwestern Arizona, Bishop Susan Brown Snook allowed churches to resume in-person worship starting on June 21 in accordance with state regulations (which set a 25% capacity limit) and any additional local measures, as well as diocesan guidelines. Everyone must stand at least six feet apart, and choir and congregational singing is not allowed. Masks must be worn at all times, except when reading or preaching. The Eucharist may be celebrated, but only bread can be offered. The few churches that have submitted plans for reopening say they will also screen parishioners with touchless thermometers as they arrive.However, San Diego County renewed its stay-at-home order on June 19. Although houses of worship are exempt, Snook urged churches in that county to only hold services outdoors. Snook also instructed churches in Imperial County and Arizona not to meet in person at all, due to high levels of transmission there.Arizona is currently on the worst trajectory of any state, with a 42% increase in new reported cases since June 19. The state, which reopened for business on May 16, now has more documented cases per capita than hard-hit countries like Italy, Spain and Brazil. Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, is recording over 2,000 new cases a day, worse than New York City on its worst days.The Diocese of Arizona is still in phase one of its COVID-19 plan, meaning there are no in-person worship services or gatherings.“Our Arizona churches are still in the early stages of our journey with COVID-19,” Bishop Jennifer Reddall wrote in a letter to the diocese. “We are not ‘there’ yet — and we are not going to be getting ‘there’ any time soon. This journey is not going to be a matter of weeks, but months or years.”The Navajo Nation, which is served by the Episcopal Church in Navajoland, is one of the hardest-hit areas in the U.S., with more reported cases per capita than any state. Weekend lockdowns are being reinstated on the reservation. Navajoland’s churches remain closed for in-person worship until further notice.Cases in Texas have increased 28% since June 19. Gov. Greg Abbott has reinstated some restrictions but is allowing businesses to remain open for the most part, and churches have been allowed to hold in-person services since early April under state law. Hospitals in Houston and Austin are preparing to expand capacity to address the surge.Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, part of the Diocese of Texas, resumed in-person worship on June 21, with up to 60 people allowed in. Parishioners were required to register to attend, and to wear masks. Communion was celebrated with bread alone, and there was no congregational singing.However, on the 25th, the dean of the cathedral announced that in-person worship was canceled for the 28th, citing the “startling” data coming out of the area’s hospitals.“All but one of the criteria that push Houston’s COVID crisis meter into the red zone have now been surpassed: a 7-day average of greater than 100 new COVID cases, 7-day increasing trend in daily hospital population, and more than three days of greater than 15 percent ICU usage by COVID patients,” the Very Rev. Barkley Thompson wrote. Online worship will continue.Florida, which began reopening on May 4, reported nearly 9,000 new cases on June 26 (as of the early afternoon). Reported cases there have increased 37% since June 19 – and 526% since Memorial Day. Gov. Ron DeSantis closed bars on June 26, but churches – which were never closed by a state order – can remain open.The Diocese of Southeast Florida, which contains Miami, is still in phase one of its COVID-19 plan – meaning churches must remain closed for in-person worship, except for some feeding ministries and day care programs – until at least June 30.“I am deeply aware that we are entering a time when congregational leadership will be coming under increasing pressure,” Bishop Peter Eaton wrote to the diocese when extending his initial closure order in late May. “I am also aware that the matter of re-entry and re-gathering in places of worship has become politicized, and this only adds to the complexity of discerning wise and prudent timing. … The leadership of the diocese is motivated solely by our shared discernment of the moral imperative of the well-being of those who constitute our communities.”In the Diocese of Southwest Florida, churches have been allowed to open for in-person worship since May 31, with attendance limited to 25% of the church’s maximum occupancy. Masks are “highly recommended” and parishioners are instructed to stay six feet apart. Communion may be offered as bread only.In a letter to the diocese on June 23, Bishop Dabney Smith said he was concerned about the increasing spread of COVID-19 in the diocese but that diocesan policies remain the same.“It is our role to take care of our people; again I remind you this care includes some of our at-risk clergy,” Dabney wrote, encouraging congregations to carefully consider their own practices.Meanwhile, in the Northeast, governors in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on June 24 announced that travelers arriving from hotspots outside the tri-state area would be required to quarantine for 14 days.In the Diocese of Newark, where the governor has set the limit for indoor gatherings at 100 people or 25% of maximum capacity and at 250 people for outdoor gatherings, Bishop Carlye J. Hughes issued a 36-page document on June 23 containing guidelines for in-person worship.In the Diocese of New York, which includes parts of New York City and stretches north into the Hudson Valley, in-person worship remains suspended through July 1.“I write to you one week before the July 1 date at which limited resumption of public worship will be permitted in the Diocese of New York. I want to say at the start that I have no expectation that churches will resume public worship at this time. A significant number of our churches and clergy are telling me that they do not intend to reintroduce worship inside their churches until September or the end of the year. I completely respect those decisions,” wrote New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche in a June 24 letter to the diocese, asking that churches continue virtual worship.“From the start we have said that this is permission, not requirement. COVID is a very dangerous disease – fatal for too many – and a whole lot of our people, and our clergy, are high risk due to their age or underlying health conditions. Safety must be our first concern. We have learned how to have effective, enriching worship and a robust community life, even while distanced, over the last three months. Continuing those distanced practices and relationships until we see that it is safe to come physically together is a decision which is faithful and sensible. We are seeing that in other parts of our country which have ‘reopened’ early, churches are already being revealed to be centers of new infections. We cannot let that happen in our churches, and that means observing strict disciplines in our practices,” Dietsche said.In a June 19 letter to clergy and wardens in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, where the state is in the process of reopening, Bishop Ian T. Douglas and Bishop Suffragan Laura J. Ahrens urged people in at-risk categories and people age 65 and older “to stay home and stay safe,” and for those parishes considering in-person worship to consider holding services outdoors.“This is not a time to go rushing back to in-person worship as we have known it in the past,” the bishops wrote. “We recognize that many parishes are beginning to resume in-person worship and are using the ‘Living with COVID-19’ protocols and directions that we have promulgated as guidelines. We appreciate the deliberate, careful and collaborative way that you, the clergy and lay leaders in ECCT, are considering what is best for your parishes in this new phase. Thank you for your ongoing faithful and inspiring leadership.”Massachusetts, initially one of the hardest-hit states, now has the lowest rate of positive COVID-19 tests in the nation, with a seven-day positive test rate average of 1.9% as of June 25. The Diocese of Massachusetts suspended in-person worship in late March, and the bishops’ directive was extended until July 1. On June 15, the bishops told the diocese that congregations may reopen for in-person worship starting July 1, but strongly encouraged them not to. Parishes that wish to resume in-person worship must confirm that they will be able to meet state and diocesan criteria. 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Fans have to wait a little longer for that epic North vs South clash to actually take place

first_imgFriday Aug 21, 2020 Fans have to wait a little longer for that epic North vs South clash to actually take place The much anticipated North v South match that was set to take place in Auckland on 29 August has been postponed for a week, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) has now announced.ADVERTISEMENTThe North and South squads were due to assemble in Wellington on Monday to prepare for the match, with contingency plans underway to play the game at SKY Stadium in Wellington on Saturday 29 August.However, NZR General Manager Professional Rugby & Performance Chris Lendrum said today that the 14 Auckland-based players in the North squad, as well as five support staff, had not been granted an exemption to leave Auckland.“We’re disappointed that the game can’t go ahead at this stage next week, but we understand and respect the Government’s decision.  We’re no different from hundreds of other New Zealanders who have also had their requests for exemption turned down, so we have to abide by the decision,” Lendrum said.RELATED: Fans have their early favourites for fascinating North vs South clashThe teams won’t assemble next week in Wellington as planned and the game will now be postponed to Saturday September 5.  Depending on further Government announcements on Covid-19 Alert Levels, the match will be played at either Auckland’s Eden Park or Sky Stadium in Wellington.Fans who have bought tickets to the match, originally scheduled for Eden Park on 29 August, are encouraged to hold onto their tickets until further notice.“We know everyone wants the game to go ahead, the players and fans are all looking forward to it and we think it’ll be a real boost for the country during these unsettling times,” Lendrum said.“So we remain solution-focussed, will look to get the game played a week later and remain excited at the prospect of these two teams going head to head.”ADVERTISEMENTA decision on whether or not the game will be played in Auckland or Wellington on September 5, and other details on the game, will be made following the Government’s next announcement on Monday. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Tato House

first_imgArchDaily Projects Houses Japan photographs:  Satoshi ShigetaPhotographs:  Satoshi Shigeta Text description provided by the architects. We are convinced that architecture is a means to find to love the environment and have been in quest for creating architecture to make the environment be felt more attractive.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaThis is my parentsf house uptown Kobe. The site appeared to be a cave-in with an apartment house on the south and another on the west, and on the north a path runs, two meters leveled up, along the side of the mountain behind. We studied to find architecture worthy of such particular site conditions as well as the overall environment of extending view of the downtown and the sea beyond and the nature of the mountain just behind.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaThrough checking the limit of regulation setback from the path for the site of such peculiarity an idea of a structure with parallelogram cross section occurred to us. As growing up the parallelogram as it is beyond the level of the path, however, was anticipated to be overwhelming to the passers-by and to violate the environment, it was divided into two parts, namely east housing and west housing. The void in between the two was used for a stairwell.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaThe south side of the two housings were made structurally connected, and the roof and balcony are extended to resemble hyperbolic paraboloidal shell construction, resulting in a comfortable space below like a little courtyard in association with the neighboring apartment houses.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaThe approach to stairwell was intentionally sloped up as the paths nearby were all sloped. The slope was extended through the stairwell floor, which helped secure basements with sufficient height of ceiling while installing an elevator from the first floor to the third.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaThe whole house is provided with nine rooms of features peculiar to each. Walking through them would change the scene dizzily. You might be in an alley, in a cave or on a rooftop. The stairwell is like an alley with housing on both sides. The floor of stairwell is inclined. The ground in the large picture on the wall is also inclined. An excessively large skylight is homogenizing the outside and the inside. Pieces of furniture are combined with stairs. Mirrors are introducing the sky or the green of the mountains. A washstand seems to be a dining table in the mirror. All these would cause the focus of your consciousness to be parried, and accordingly even the wall of the apartment house and the air conditioners thereon, etc. would seem to be somehow floating in the air, and thus would be felt kind of peaceful.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaSurprisingly comfortable thermal condition of living has been experienced throughout the four seasons. The air in the living room on the third floor absorbed solar radiation through the skylight in winter, and in summer it made air conditioners useless to shade the skylight with the leaves of vine and to utilize ventilation by gravitation and breeze through windows.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaA contributable factor will be the climate of Kobe where the mountains and the sea meet. This example may hint an idea for architecture in peculiar to Asian monsoon region.Save this picture!© Satoshi ShigetaProject gallerySee allShow lessProvincial Government Office / AllesWirdGutArticlesMini-Golf Course ExhibitionArticles Share Tato House Tato HouseSave this projectSaveTato House Architects: Tato Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Satoshi Shigeta+ 26 Share Area:  139 m² Area:  139 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2008 Year:  CopyHouses•Kobe, Japan “COPY” 2008 Year:  CopyAbout this officeTato ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKobeHousesJapanPublished on July 16, 2012Cite: “Tato House” 16 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Afghan journalists issue appeal on behalf of kidnapped French TV crew

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan January 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Afghan journalists issue appeal on behalf of kidnapped French TV crew March 11, 2021 Find out more Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Help by sharing this information “Above and beyond the pointless controversies and contradictory reports about the demands of the kidnappers, we would like to point out that the two French journalists and their Afghan assistants are recognised media professionals and their abduction is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said, calling for their immediate release. May 3, 2021 Find out more News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Organisation center_img News RSF_en Several Afghan journalists’ organisations have appealed to the people who are holding a France 3 television crew hostage to free them without delay. More than 30 journalists in the provinces of Kapisa, Panshir and Parwan issued a statement yesterday call for the release of their “French colleagues.” to go further Rahimullah Samander, the head of the Association of Afghan Independent Journalists, described their abduction as sign of a further worsening in safety conditions for journalists in Afghanistan. The France 3 crew that was abducted on 29 December while investigating the construction of a road in Kapisa province for the current affairs programme “’Pièces à Conviction” consisted of a French reporter, a French cameraman and their two Afghan assistants. Their driver was released, but has since been arrested by the Afghan army on suspicion of being an accomplice of the kidnappers. Receive email alerts Referring to two Afghan fixers who were killed after being taken hostage with foreign reporters, a Kapisa province journalist said: “We appeal to all the armed groups not to repeat the tragedy of Adjmal Nasqhbandi and Sultan Munadi.” He added: “We are all worried about this abduction but we know they are in good health.” News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistanlast_img read more

Jammu & Kashmir High Court Decides To Suspend Physical Hearing In All Courts Till April 18

first_imgNews UpdatesJammu & Kashmir High Court Decides To Suspend Physical Hearing In All Courts Till April 18 Sparsh Upadhyay5 April 2021 8:33 AMShare This – xKeeping in view the sudden surge in COVID-19 infection cases in the Country in general and in UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh in particular, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Monday (05th April) decided to ‘keep in abeyance’ its plan to resume physical hearing of cases till April 18. Physical hearing stands suspended in J&K High Court as well as in the District…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginKeeping in view the sudden surge in COVID-19 infection cases in the Country in general and in UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh in particular, the Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Monday (05th April) decided to ‘keep in abeyance’ its plan to resume physical hearing of cases till April 18. Physical hearing stands suspended in J&K High Court as well as in the District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals, and the proceedings shall be conducted through Virtual Mode. Directions for J&K HC Entry of litigants and public into the Court premises from the very outer gate shall continue to be prohibited.In addition to virtual hearing, the matters may also be taken up for physical hearing, where the learned counsel for both the parties give their consent for such physical hearing.If counsel for either party declines or fails to give such consent in that event the roster bench may consider the request of other counsel for physical hearing. Advocates concerned in a particular case, who intend to get their case listed for physical hearing, shall give written consent for physical appearance and provide the requisite detail of the case to the concerned Registrar Judicial through e_mail at least two days before the date of listing. The Registrar Judicial concerned, then, shall provide list of such counsel whose cases are listed for physical hearing, well in time to the In-charge Security at the main gate to facilitate entry of such counsel. In order to decongest the sections I offices, I Courts, the officials shall be permitted to function in batches with a 25 percent reduction on a rotation basis.The staff on duty and the counsel appearing physically in Court shall take · necessary precautions, ensure physical distancing, wearing of mask, and observance of SOPs and guidelines issued by the respective Governments from time to time. Directions for District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Entry of litigants and public into the Court premises from the very outer gate shall continue to be prohibited. Pr. District & Sessions Judges, taking into consideration the urgency involved, apart from virtual hearing, may, where the learned counsel for the parties I parties in person involved give their consent to appear for the physical hearing, permit physical hearing in Criminal trials where the accused is in Custody, Matrimonial Cases, MACT Cases, Cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, Compromise matters or in any other matter as deemed desirable in the courts under their jurisdiction. The courts under the supervision of concerned Pr. District & Sessions Judge, shall devise their own mechanism for the listing of cases for physical hearing after taking consent of respective counsel, subject to their own assessment of prevailing local conditions including the intensity of COVID-19 infection. The staff on duty in courts and the counsel appearing physically shall take necessary precautions, ensure physical distancing, wearing of mask and observance of SOPs and guidelines issued by the respective Governments from time to time. In order to decongest the sections/ offices of the Courts, the officials working in the Subordinate Courts, shall be permitted to function in batches with 25 percent reduction on a rotation basis. The roster in this regard, shall be formulated by the concemed Presiding Officer of the Court. The officials, who as per the roster are not on duty in the office, shall not leave the station and shall remain available on telephone and electronic means of communication at all times. These directions shall remain in force till 18th of April 2021 unless reviewed earlier. Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more