NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgNCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NCBA Group PLC (NCBA.ke)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products and services to unsecured and secured loans, secured diaspora loans, property purchase loans and insurance premium financing as well as asset-based lending, capital expenditure loans and construction loans. NIC Bank Limited offers institutional banking services to non-government organisations, diplomatic missions and their affiliate donor/aid entities as well as government institutions, multi-nationals, domestic corporates and medium- to high-net worth individuals. Formerly known as NIC Bank Limited, the company changed its name to NIC Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. NCBA Group Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

I’d ditch a Cash ISA and buy FTSE 100 shares in 2020

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Cash ISAs can be a great tool to help you save for the future. What’s more, they are extremely popular with savers.Popular productAccording to figures from HM Revenue and Customs, in the 2017–18 tax year, more than eight million savers across the UK opened Cash ISAs.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…However, over the past decade, interest rates available on these products have plunged.The best Cash ISA on the market at the moment offers an interest rate of just 1.31%. It is possible to get a bit more interest if you are willing to lock your money up for longer, but not by much. Even for five-year fixed Cash ISAs, the interest rate is only around 2% on average.As such, if you are serious about saving for the future, now could be the time to ditch your Cash ISA and invest in the FTSE 100 instead.Better returnsOver the FTSE 100’s past three-and-a-half decades, the index has produced an average annual total return of 9% for investors.It is impossible to say if these returns will continue in the short run, i.e., the next two or three years. Nevertheless, over the long term, it is highly probable the index’s returns will align with this historical average. A combination of both capital growth and dividend income should drive the index higher. At the time of writing, the FTSE 100 supports a dividend yield of 4.3%.If we take this level of income and add in earnings growth, it is easy to see how the index can achieve average returns of 7% or more every year. Assuming that earnings of the index’s 100 constituents grow at around 3% every year, or in line with inflation, this gives capital growth potential of 3% per annum.This capital growth potential added to the 4.3% per annum in dividend income gives a total annual potential return of 7.3% over the long term, slightly below the historical average.Compound interestThis rate of return could do wonders for your finances.Indeed, an investment of £5,000 in the FTSE 100 for three decades could grow to be worth £44,380. That’s assuming the money grows at an average annual rate of 7.3% throughout the period.In comparison, the same £5,000 invested in a Cash ISA with an interest rate of just 1.31% would be worth only £7,400 after 30 years. These numbers clearly illustrate why buying the FTSE 100 is a much better option for long term investors than using a Cash ISA.The FTSE 100 also provides international diversification. Around 70% of the index’s profits come from outside the UK.So, if the UK’s exit from the European Union does run into trouble over the next 12 to 24 months, the international diversification should provide some cushion for investors.On the other hand, if the economy slows substantially, the Bank of England will reduce interest rates. That will only further reduce the returns Cash ISA investors receive. Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 9th February, 2020 Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’d ditch a Cash ISA and buy FTSE 100 shares in 2020 Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

How to earn passive income in the stock market

first_img Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. How to earn passive income in the stock market Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. There are many ways to earn passive income. From having your own business to vlogging, making ongoing money from one initial investment of time or money is what many aspire to. While these methods all generate plenty of hits when you Google them, I would argue that investing is one of the most accessible and easy ways to earn passive income for most people.It pays dividends to go with sharesThe way you earn passive income in the stock market is through investing in shares that pay dividends. We often forget, but buying shares in a company in effect makes you a part owner, albeit a very small part. Most of the time shares even come with voting rights to allow you to have a say at the annual general meeting (AGM).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What interests us though, is that a company’s stock often grants you the right to share directly in the company’s profits. Firms do this through the distribution of dividends.All shares are not created equal of course. Firstly, not all companies pay dividends. Those that do, pay different amounts. This has an interesting consequence though, that can help when trying to earn passive income through shares.Dividends/share price = dividend yieldThis short formula can be key to locking in good returns, allowing us to earn a decent passive income from dividend shares.Companies pay dividends on a pence-per-share basis. Every share you own gets X pence, usually divided across a few payments in the year. Most of the time you, however, you see dividends measured as a percentage.This percentage, called its yield, is effectively how much return you can expect given the current share price. If a share costs £1 and the company pays 10p per share in dividends, the yield is 10%.Of course, share prices fluctuate. If you bought the share at £1 you would lock in this 10% return. However, if you buy at £2 you would only get a 5% yield on your investment. The opposite, of course, also holds true. When a share price is low, higher dividend yields can be found.Earn good passive income in the stock marketThis is the key to maximising how much you earn as passive income in the stock market. If you invest your money when a dividend-paying company has a dip in its share price, you lock in a high percentage return.Of course there are things to watch out for. Firstly, buying shares, even for passive income, you need to be aware of capital gains and losses. Share prices go up and down, so you need to make sure the low share price you find is not a sign of real problems. Good advice helps here.As a rule, go for solid, well-known companies like those found in the FTSE 100. Look for shares that have a consistent history of paying dividends. You may earn some money this year, but ideally you want a passive income source to continue for many more.Also plan on investing for the medium to long term – at least five years. This is usually long enough for short-term fluctuation to fade. With some sensible decisions and a little help, the stock market can be the quickest way for most of us to earn some passive income. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50center_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Karl Loomes | Monday, 16th November, 2020 See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

World Cup watch: Praise be to the pools!

first_imgFinally to die Todesgruppe. Every tournament needs one, they say. But this is something else. Fiji beating England feels unthinkable, but is it? A spot of hubris – I’m looking at you, O2 arena, some suspect selections and a dose of stage fright – could yet prove their undoing. Then there’s Australia, who are raw, and Wales, who look stretched. Each looks there for the taking, and just two can advance, so expect Uruguay to take some series hidings; there are bonus points to be seized, after all.That, right there, is why these funky, maddening, lop-sided pools are the best thing about this World Cup: there’s plenty to play for every single time. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Forget who we think will win the thing, let’s enjoy the uncertainty of the pool stages, writes Will Macpherson Just a week to wait, then. We’re into kid-at-Christmas territory; it’s time to stock the house with reachable snacks, to clear the decks on your television’s record function, and to scratch all but rugby-based engagements from your social calendar.Now the rigmarole and general awfulness of actually getting a ticket for the thing is done, the squads have been named and the wait is all but up, what’s exciting you most about the World Cup? I mean, we’re even past the stage of the absurdities now, such as England’s “farewell send-off” at the O2 Arena, for a competition that they start in the same city. Give me strength, marketers.If you were to say you were most looking forward to seeing Nehe Milner-Skudder or Israel Folau, I’d get that. France would be understandable too, because they always lift their game for these big events. A very reasonable answer would be a trip to Twickenham or the Millennium or even the Amex, just to soak up the atmosphere and feel a part of something so vast and important.No slouch: Nehe Milner-Skudder in full flightFor me, though, the answer of what I’m looking forward to most about the World Cup rather caught me by surprise. Indeed it was something that had actively angered me for ages and only occurred to me as a result of a chance chat with a friend who has nothing more than a passing interest in the game.It’s the pools. A colleague who works with me in cricket – and with whom I covered the Cricket World Cup down under earlier this year – asked me, “how many of the quarter-finalists are actually nailed on? Surely it’s going to be more exciting than the Cricket World Cup was.”The statement that followed the question is undoubtedly true: the Cricket World Cup group stages are a monstrosity, an elongated mess specifically designed to usher the biggest and best eight teams in the world into the quarter-finals. England’s premature exit was the seven-week tournament’s only surprise and only upset. Frankly the awful great thing needed it.center_img That brings me to my colleague’s question. After another look at the pools, I’d say the only guaranteed quarter-finalists are New Zealand and South Africa, with Ireland and Argentina a good chance to join them, but far from guaranteed. The other four slots are utterly up in the air.Where to look?: Ireland looked vulnerable during the warm-upsThe draw had rankled for some time. It was done far too early  – any sane rugby fan will agree with that – and had produced some lop-sided pools. Indeed three of the world’s top five (four of the world’s top nine, actually) sharing a pool is outrageous, and Pool A shapes up as the deadliest of all the deadly groups of death, ever. This, though, is exactly what the tournament needs.The pool stages have thrown up some belting do or die games, and early in the piece too. If Pool A is the group of death, then Pool C is the deadest group, although Tonga-Argentina (that’s 11th plays 8th in the rankings) in Leicester on 4 October shapes up as an unlikely brute. Likewise Scotland’s Pool B clash with Samoa in Newcastle on the 10 October to see who follows South Africa into the quarters. That’s tenth plays 12th, and it’s easy to forget that Japan (13) and USA (15) lurk as potential banana skins for either.They’ve got previous: Samoa faced Scotland in 2013Pool D throws up all sorts of European intrigue. Sadly, Italy are nursing war wounds already, the French will up their game, while Ireland suddenly look beatable. It really wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Italians beat the French, the Irish beat the Italians and the French beat the Irish. All to play for: Wales v England should be as explosive as ever last_img read more

Hotshot: England U20 scrum-half Harry Randall

first_img Date of birth 18 December 1997 Position Scrum-half Club GloucesterWhen did you start playing? At four. I’d moved from Slough to Wales – my parents fancied a change – and I played for the local club Tycroes. My brothers played, my dad played – it was a family thing.What positions have you played? I’ve always played scrum-half. You have a lot of involvements and get your hands on the ball. I like that.You played for Wales U16… I was living there at the time and I was lucky enough to get picked. I was just enjoying my rugby, I wasn’t thinking about the situation (of playing for Wales or England).Why did you switch to England? I decided to go to Hartpury College when I was about 17. I had been at Llandovery College, which was really good and helped my rugby, but I felt like a change. My rugby was going well and, having played Wales U18 a year young, I played for England U18 and then the U20s. Fine nine: Harry Randall in action during the 2017 Singha Premiership Sevens. Photo: Getty Images FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREHas there been any criticism? I am English, I was born in England, so it’s understandable.Who are the players you look up to? Ben Youngs has been quality for England and Aaron Smith is one of the best in the world.What do you do away from rugby? I’m studying at Hartpury for a BTEC in Sport. My parents still live down in Wales, so I enjoy going home and seeing my family and mates back there. TAGS: Gloucester LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Find out more about Gloucester’s up-and-coming No 9 Harry Randall RW Verdict: Randall, who was part of England’s 2016 Junior World Cup and 2017 U20 Grand Slam-winning teams, likes to play a fast-paced game and he should get more game time next season with Gloucester.This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more

Friday Funnies – Joe Marler talks about the team bus and his unusual pets

first_imgFriday Aug 29, 2014 Friday Funnies – Joe Marler talks about the team bus and his unusual pets Joe Marler is at his best in front of camera. He’s a pretty good rugby player too, obviously, but as fans have picked up on, the guy has great banter. Here the Harlequins prop talks about what goes on in the team bus, and his amusing pets.Marler recently took up the skippers’s role at Harlequins, after Chris Robshaw stepped down to focus on the England captaincy. The 24-year-old has said that he’s looking forward to starting things well against London Irish in the Twickenham Double Header next weekend.“The Double Header is always a great day, but in the past both teams have been a bit negative against each other, so hopefully we can play some good rugby and have a good day,” he said.“I love a little London derby and to be honest I think it needs to be a little bit more derby-like. We’re getting a bit itchy and excited to get out there for the Double Header now.”“Pre-season has been as brutal as any other pre-season, but it’s gone really well. Most of the boys are in great shape although some aren’t in such good shape and I’d probably be in that category.”More of Marler in the Related Posts below, and more humour in our aptly named funnies sectionADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , Harlequins Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 TodayNueeyWrinkle 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

The Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architects

first_img 2014 Area:  4568 ft² Area:  4568 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  India The Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architects The Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architectsSave this projectSaveThe Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Palakkad, India Architects: LIJO RENY architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606334/the-skewed-house-lijo-reny-architects Clipboard Year:  Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Praveen Mohandas+ 43 Share photographs:  Praveen MohandasPhotographs:  Praveen MohandasSave this picture!© Praveen MohandasText description provided by the architects. Architecture, at its very best, celebrates life. It is a measure of joy in living, brought out through spaces which are evocative, spaces which are never static, constantly reflecting the inherent flux in nature. It is often a quest for simplicity and serendipity, qualities which are rare to articulate, qualities which then are overlooked for brash, loud interpretations and complexities. The ‘Skewed House’ by LIJO.RENY.architects is a true reflection of the power of architecture to create spaces which transcends mundane notions and trivialities to elevate and celebrate the sense of being.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasA skewed plot, set in a tight residential fabric in Palakkad, which is known for the blistering dry heat all year round and the powerful winds blowing across the opening in the Western Ghats, was the physical context which had to be addressed. The spatial manifestation of this evolved as a volumetric composition of spaces set against the alluring backdrop of the distant mountain range. This abstraction of the mountains when combined with the skewed nature of the plot, helped in deriving a vocabulary which was unapologetically contemporary in essence, yet, one which respected the immediate context and also one which was a reflection of the attitudes of the busy doctor couple and their two kids for whom the house was designed.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasStrong lines and forms are juxtaposed on a visual plane, which perceptually evolves as one move forward. The approach is carefully orchestrated – the angular forms are very subtle at a distance, merging into the residential fabric of the by-lane almost un-perceptibly. These gradually rise up and reveal themselves as one move further towards the house, where, at a particular point the 3 dimensional abstractions of volumes are revealed perfectly against the mountainous backdrop. Scale then comes into play, there is a perceived sense of monumentality which is resolved into a more intimate scale by the careful juxtaposition of elements – it is at once monumental and yet, welcoming.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe entry sequence is informal, leading one past a small court with a frangipani, to a simplistic glass door enclosed foyer, which has a very open feel.  The formal living area is deliberately set off towards the outer periphery of the plot as a semi-public zone. An angular open to sky court is defined by the external boundary wall, which opens up and bring in natural light and greenery to the pristine white formal living space. This space has a split level ceiling with a large opening to the east, which is carefully screened with a custom designed aluminium screen which lets in the beautiful morning light. The furnishings are minimal and contemporary – clean lines with white upholstery and a custom designed coffee table in white corian with SS inserts contrasting beautifully with the greenery of the open to sky court.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe spaces of the house are juxtaposed as three principal bays which are layered with open spaces in between to address the microclimatic considerations, creating volumes which are bathed in natural light and ventilation. These bays are organized around an open to sky central court, which ensures a constant movement of air through the spaces all year round. The private zones of the house are a sequence of dynamic spatial compositions which open out onto variously scaled internal courtyards. Space and light form the basic elements which are articulated in a highly sculptural manner, enclosing volumes which are dynamic and transcendental.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe dining space to which one enters from the foyer defines the entry to the private zones of the house. The space is simple, with one side defined by a very large window with an interesting built-in window seat – a comfortably proportioned platform looking out onto the dense greenery outside. The space is made interesting by the split level ceiling with a large opening to the west, which is carefully screened with custom designed aluminium screens to catch the play of the evening sunlight. Beautiful breezes courses in through this space all day long, uplifting the ambience of the space. There is an interestingly designed dining table with a series of skewed legs in stainless steel, delicately balancing a glass top. This northern bay houses the foyer, the formal living area, the dining spaces, powder room, kitchen and related functional spaces like the store and work area.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe buffer space between the northern and central bays of the house is a layer of landscaping which continues out onto the central open to sky court. Here, offsetted from the connecting passage is a monolithic block of granite, which defines the pooja space. A simple Ganesha idol sits atop this monolithic pedestal. The black granite of the pedestal is continued on the floor, as an extension, out onto the open court in front. The monolithic block of granite is in fact an intelligently designed storage space in plywood, which is then clad with granite, for keeping materials like matchboxes, oil etc – little gestures, which elevate the functionality of the space.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe central bay contains the dynamic family living space which opens out onto the vibrant open to sky court. The staircase and the upper bridge connecting the other two bays are oriented on the opposite side, towards the external car porch, creating a buffer on the external side. The double heighted informal living space forms the heart of the composition and extends out onto a stimulating open to sky court. This space is deliberately offsetted from the entry bay to increase the privacy. White Barcelona chairs are contrasted with a vibrant yellow coffee table finished in Corian and a custom designed TV console, adding a touch of delicate sophistication.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasOne of the main elements of the house is the interestingly detailed out staircase, an interplay between the solidity and permanence of the Kota stone finished lower portion of the stair and the ethereal lightness of the suspended stainless steel upper flight of stairs. The 3mm thick SS plates fold around minimalistically to create a delicately precise flight, which when combined with the ceiling suspended glass railings, create an illusion of floating in space. Sound further adds another tactile dimension to the space through variations created by changes in the material – the lightness of the footfall on steel contrasted with the solidity of stone treads.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe southern bay houses the bedrooms and the toilets on both the floors and is buffered from the central zone by a layer of covered open space. The masterbed on the ground floor features a set of fully openable sliding doors which define the transparent front plane which further opens out onto the central court through an intimate private patio. This covered patio serves as the spill out space for the bedroom and also houses a small workout area, one which is set amidst the clean open greenery for a rejuvenating experience. The southern side of the master bedroom is defined by layers of narrow horizontal slit windows which run through the entire length of the wall. These linear fenestrations keep out the harsh southern sun while allowing plenty of natural ventilation inside the bedroom and further ensure privacy from the dense residential fabric on the southern side. All the bedrooms feature built-in cots finished in white corian and detailed out with neat SS trims, creating floating platforms.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe house is deliberately introverted, as a response to the need for privacy in a dense neighborhood fabric, and also as a climatic gesture, to provide refuge from the high temperatures prevalent throughout the year. The spaces unabashedly open out onto internal courtyards which become the loci of the composition, creating a sense of continuity from the inside to the outside. These open volumes are integral to the conception of this house and form the ever present backdrop to all the spaces, with the landscaping adding vibrancy and life to the ambience and also aiding in the microclimatic control of the space, resulting in a beautifully ventilated space, which is much cooler than the outside temperatures.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasVolumes are manipulated and spaces sculpted to modulate the spatial experience in each area. Thus there are careful variations in heights and volumes, creating subtle transitions from a low height intimate passage which opens out onto double height volumes, amplifying the psychological impression that this sequencing generates. This, combined with the careful placement of windows on the double height, allowing beautiful natural light to filter in to the spaces, creates a very uplifting spatiality which keeps varying with the different moods of the day.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasLight as an element is orchestrated in a highly restrained manner, creating spaces where sometimes the light filters in indirectly along a double height wall, while sometimes; there is an explosion of natural light which is focused directly onto a wall which forms a screen for the magnificent choreography of emotions to play out. The fourth element of time is manifested in the changing moods of the day which are projected onto the various walls through carefully orchestrated openings. Patterns add another dimension to this manipulation of light. Patterns from the overhead grills are in a perpetual state of fluidity, adding a dash of dynamism to the pristine spaces. It is almost as if the planes of the house form a backdrop for the beauty of nature, in its inherent variations, be amplified onto. The SS grill on top of the open courtyard has been detailed out to catch the strong sun, projecting beautiful abstract patterns onto the wall planes. The dynamism is brought in by the constant variations created by the varying sun paths.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe spaces are well detailed out with careful consideration paid to the minutest element. The understanding that even subtle variations can have a huge impact on the spatial and tactile quality has influenced the design process to address each and every aspect of the space. The relatively minimalistic colour schemes and design sensibility are made interesting through small gestures – the interestingly designed light fixtures, concealed linear LED strips inserted into the walls, continuing from the walls to the ceilings, dashes of yellow as an accent colour which contrasts beautifully with the white, all adding additional layers to the spatial ambience.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasMinimalistically detailed furniture further enlivens the quality of the space & ambience. Neat clean lines define contemporary aesthetic sensibilities, which run as a unifying theme through the interiors. Yet, the level of attention to detail is evident if one observes the little intricacies and care with which each element is put together, to create the beautiful minimalistic vocabulary.Save this picture!© Praveen MohandasThe functional and conceptual clarity of the design, articulated through a well defined aesthetic sensibility creates spaces which are dynamic and beautiful; one which is never static but is evolving constantly. Simple clean lines, volumetric variations, beautifully refined colour schemes, attention to detail and the close integration of interiors and exteriors, all combine to create a highly refined and beautiful space, one which is a joy to live in.Text by:  Architect Sujith G.S.Project gallerySee allShow lessYue Restaurant / PANORAMASelected ProjectsThe Corner / Bower ArchitectureSelected Projects Share ArchDaily 2014 Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/606334/the-skewed-house-lijo-reny-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeLIJO RENY architectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalakkadHousesIndiaPublished on March 11, 2015Cite: “The Skewed House / LIJO.RENY.architects” 10 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Authorities shelve probe into Cherkasova’s murder without ever finding any clues

first_img “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned the decision by the Minsk prosecutor’s office, announced on 27 December, to suspend the investigation into the 16 October 2004 murder of Veronika Cherkasova. Investigators never found any clues as to the identity of the murderer and yet never explored the possibility that she was killed because of her work as a journalist. The Belarusian authorities always limited themselves to suspecting Cherkasova’s relatives. Reporters Without Borders today condemned the decision by the Minsk prosecutor’s office, announced on 27 December, to suspend the investigation into the 16 October 2004 murder of Veronika Cherkasova, an investigative journalist with the independent trade union weekly Solidarnost.Investigators never found any clues as to the identity of the murderer and yet never explored the possibility that she was killed because of her work as a journalist, despite calls from Reporters Without Borders and her family that they should do this.“The decision to drop the investigation and shelve the case leaves little hope that the culprit will ever be identified,” Reporters Without Borders said. “One more case that will never be solved, like the cases of fellow journalists Dmitri Zavadski, Mikhailo Kolomiets and Vassili Grodnikov. Belarus is a country where the murders of journalists are not investigated.”The Belarusian authorities always limited themselves to suspecting Cherkasova’s young son, Anton Filimonov, who was the last known person to leave her home, where she was killed. The boy fled to Moscow to escape the medical examination demanded by the Minsk prosecutor’s office, which threatened to commit him to a psychiatric clinic. The victim’s mother, Diana Cherkasova, accused the authorities of hounding her family.The survival of Cherkasova’s newspaper, Solidarnost, has meanwhile been threatened by a decision by the state company that has a monopoly on newspaper distribution, announced on 30 November, to stop delivering it to news stands.At a news conference in April at the headquarters of the Belarus Association of Journalists (BAJ), Solidarnost editor Alexandre Starikevitch voiced amazement that investigators never linked Cherkasova’s murder to the research she was doing into the Belarusian government’s arms sales to Iraq. He said he suspected the authorities were involved in her murder and were trying to cover it up by ruling out any possibility of a connection with her work. BelarusEurope – Central Asia BelarusEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Follow the news on Belarus to go further RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News June 2, 2021 Find out more News News News December 30, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities shelve probe into Cherkasova’s murder without ever finding any clues May 28, 2021 Find out more May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Sarah Cannon Leaders to Present at the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT® and CIBMTR®

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Sarah Cannon Leaders to Present at the 2021 TCT Meetings of ASTCT® and CIBMTR® TAGS  center_img Pinterest Twitter NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Today, the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, formerly the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, announced 19 abstracts and presentations have been accepted for presentation at the 2021 TCT | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, held virtually from February 8-12, 2021. The meetings bring together thousands of healthcare professionals for a full scientific program that address the most timely issues in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and cellular therapy. “We look forward to discussing the important developments in our rapidly evolving field at this year’s TCT meetings,” says Fred LeMaistre, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers, Sarah Cannon. “Sarah Cannon experts will share presentations focused on immune effector cell therapy and the efficacy and treatment standards of HCT for both adult and pediatric patients. Together, the advances we are making across the network will ultimately better serve our patients.” The Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network has evolved, as have the therapies it offers, to become the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network in 2021. This transition reflects the latest advancements in the field and the broader options now available to patients. In 2020, the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network performed ~1,200 hematopoietic cell transplants and treated more than 100 patients with various cellular therapies, including both FDA-approved and research options, across eight Foundation For The Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)/Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-Europe & EBMT (JACIE) accredited sites. 2021 TCT | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR oral and poster presentations with Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network experts as first authors will be presented by: Haydar Frangoul, MD, MS, Medical Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Sarah Cannon Pediatric Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at TriStar Centennial, who will present “ Safety and Efficacy of CTX001 in Patients with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia (TDT) or Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Early Results from the Climb THAL-111 and Climb SCD-121 Studies of Autologous CRISPR-Cas9-Modified CD34+ Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells (HSPCs) ” in an oral presentation on February 10 from 3-5 p.m. CST.Jesus G. Berdeja, MD, Director, Myeloma Research, Sarah Cannon Research Institute, who will present “ Efficacy and Safety of Idecabtagene Vicleucel (ide-cel, bb2121) in Elderly Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma: KarMMa Subgroup Analysis ” in a poster presentation on February 8 – February 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST.Therese Dodd, BA, MBA, RN, CPHQ, Quality Improvement Director, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, who will present “ Successful Virtual Mock FACT Inspection: How Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network and Texas Transplant Institute in San Antonio and Austin Made It Work ” and “ Resiliency During a COVID 19 Pandemic: The Quality Manager Perspective ” in two poster presentations on February 8 – February 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST.Alireza Eghtedar, MD, Associate Member Physician, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center- HealthONE, who will present “ Non-Myeloablative Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (NMA HSCT) Utilizing Low-Dose Total Body Irradiation (TBI) Plus Fludarabine (Flu): A Comparison of Single-Center Based Flu 150 Mg/m2 Plus 400 Cgy TBI Versus Flu 90 Mg/m2 and 200 Cgy TBI Containing Regimens ” in a poster presentation on February 8 – February 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST.Racheal Peaytt, PharmD, PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Resident, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, who will present “ The Impact of Early Versus Late Tocilizumab Use in Patients with Cytokine Release Syndrome Receiving Immune Effector Cell Therapy ” in a poster presentation on February 8 – February 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST. About The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network, formerly the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, offers patients convenient, community-based access to complex blood cancer care, hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), clinical trials, and innovative cellular therapies such as immune effector cell therapy. The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network brings together programs across the United States and United Kingdom and is one of the largest providers of HCT, performing ~1,200 transplants annually through eight FACT/JACIE accredited transplant centers and more than 15,000 transplants since inception of its first program. The Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network programs include Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at St. David’s South Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, Medical City Dallas in Dallas, Colorado Blood Cancer Institute at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center- HealthONE in Denver, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital, Private Care (London), Private Care at Guy’s at London Bridge Hospital (London) and The Christie Private Care, part of HCA Healthcare UK (Manchester). For more information about the Network and Sarah Cannon’s full suite of oncology services, visit sarahcannon.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005103/en/ CONTACT: Becca Gelman Manager, Marketing and Communications, Sarah Cannon [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TENNESSEE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ONCOLOGY HEALTH STEM CELLS RESEARCH SCIENCE PHARMACEUTICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY SOURCE: Sarah Cannon Research Institute Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 07:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 07:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005103/en WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articlePureTech Founded Entity Vedanta Biosciences Appoints Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial OfficerNext articleVedanta Biosciences Appoints Mark Mullikin as Chief Financial Officer Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

SMART Modular Launches DDR5 Module Family

first_img This DDR5 RDIMM is just one of the many new DDR5 family of RDIMM, SODIMM and UDIMM memory modules offered by SMART Modular Technologies. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Facebook TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp SMART Modular Launches DDR5 Module Familycenter_img Twitter Previous articleStates pass their own virus aid, not waiting on WashingtonNext articleSpółka Jellyfish rozszerza swój globalny zasięg dzięki możliwościom w zakresie danych i analizy, uzupełnionym o najnowsze rozwiązania w zakresie handlu elektronicznego, tworzenia treści, kreacji i lokalizacji. Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more