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KPMGDr Nicola Mazzarotto (pictured) has been appointed as head of competition economics for financial advisory and accountants KPMG. The appointment means that he is now a director in the firm’s economics practice. He joins the firm from the competition commission, where he performed economic analysis for eight years on several high-profile mergers, including a deal between BSkyB and ITV. He has also worked for the OECD and European Commission.Tui TravelKatha Callaghan has been appointed as business development manager of TUI Travel’s education division – one of the world’s largest in student travel. She will report to Steve Clift, the division’s development director.Having previously been business development manager for Sunsail, Le Boat and the Moorings, she will now be driving growth in a similar role for TUI. Royal London Asset Management The investment management division of the Royal London Mutual Insurance appointed Quentin Smith as marketing & communications manager with immediate effect. Smith joins from Old Mutual Asset Managers where he was investment communications manager.Man GroupThe hedge fund manager has appointed Miriam Tai has head of its consultant relations in the US. She will report to Raffaele Costa.She joins the firm from BlackRock, where she was director of global consultant relations. She has eight years of experience in financial services, having also worked at Barclays Global Investors and Goldman Sachs.Nomura The investment bank has added Sandor Hau as a managing director to head up high yield and distressed credit in the Americas. He comes to the bank from Goldman Sachs, where he was also a managing director. CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS Tags: NULL KCS-content whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndo Show Comments ▼ Sunday 30 January 2011 10:34 pm More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Share whatsapp read more
Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited (BOBU.ug) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileBank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a leading financial institution in Uganda offering banking products and services to individual, commercial and corporate clients. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts, term deposits and loans to letters of credit, bank guarantees, fund transfers and foreign exchange services. The company provides equity brokering services, including investment advisory, securities trading, securities exchange listing and sponsoring and remittance services. Bank of Baroda Uganda has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Uganda and offers convenient banking in the form of Internet and mobile banking services. The financial institution was founded in 1953 and is based in Kampala, Uganda. Bank of Baroda (Uganda) Limited is a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda. Bank of Baroda Uganda Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange read more
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Brazil Ramp House / Renata Furlanetto + Studio MK27 – Marcio KoganSave this projectSaveRamp House / Renata Furlanetto + Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Projects 2015 Ramp House / Renata Furlanetto + Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Manufacturers: panoramah!® Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Architects: Renata Furlanetto, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779038/ramp-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 55 Share CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Area: 950 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779038/ramp-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard Houses Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityInterior Design:Diana RadomyslerLandscape Designer:Isabel DupratStructure Engineer:Leão E Associados Engenharia De EstruturasConstruction Manager:Gdg Assessoria E ConsultoriaContractor:All’e EngenhariaSite Area:1350 SqmArchitect In Charge:Marcio KoganCo Architect:Renata FurlanettoProject Team:Carlos Costa, Eduardo Glycerio, Fernanda Neiva, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana SimasCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. An important collection of African art rests on the wooden sideboard in the living room of Ramp House, located in a quiet garden-neighbourhood in São Paulo. The owners intend to convert the place in a cultural foundation in the future, thus the antique pieces, collected over the last decades, have determined the architectural design approach for the house: the use of the social spaces reveal the African masks in a delicate exhibition experience, in which art blends with everyday objects and domestic life merges with the historical pieces without the feeling of living in a museum.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGA 25.50 meters long ramp – which connects the living room on the ground floor with the bedrooms on the first floor, where are also located the small home offices – organizes the internal architectural promenade and allows for observing the spaces from different perspectives. This movement between floors is made smoothly, as an interlude between the collective and the intimate areas.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe architecture of the Ramp House promotes a radical spatial continuity between the interior and exterior not only through large panes of sliding glass doors – that can be fully opened, connecting the living room with the garden – but also through the consistency in the use of the same materials both inside and outside. The wooden facade folds back towards the interior, becoming the roof liner that, in turn, folds again at the hall by the ramp to create an inner facade.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis three-dimensional surface building, a wooden ribbon, determines the structure and the actual volume of the house: a box – made of local Brazilian timber – projecting itself outward from the dense raw concrete sidewalls. Pillars rationally distributed over the internal space complete the structural system and contribute to enable the large spans of up to 9.70 meters. Setting up the ramp’s background – and of the whole living room – another concrete wall creates an austere, minimalist environment made with raw and natural materials. The timber on the roof lining also helps to complete the spatial feeling of cosiness in the room.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe 4 meter-wide veranda – facing the garden, under the cantilever– works as a gradation between exterior and interior, and constitutes a covered but open living space, pleasant to be used in hot days. This solution dialogues with the tradition of Brazilian architecture, both colonial and modern, which used historically analogous spaces for spatial transitions.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe relationship with the Brazilian architectural culture is also present in the folding wooden panels on the facade. Made of small brises-soleil (2cm wide and 7mm spacing), these elements allow for the shading of the bedrooms, with continued air circulation. The resulting is thermally pleasant internal spaces throughout the year.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe decor and interior design was conceived as a fundamental part of the architecture. The piece of furniture that holds the African masks in the living room, for example, had to have its own specific structural design to enable it to have the same clear span as the pillars (9,70m). The chairs, armchairs and tables mix old and new pieces by local Brazilian designers – such as Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues – as well as international ones – such as Vladimir Kagan and George Nakashima – in order to highlight the architecture of the house and the artwork.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRamp House’s project favoured the spatial continuity between inside and outside, the precise use of natural and raw materials and, above all, the possibility to exhibit in a delicate way the beautiful art collection as true architectural elements that organize the promenades. The spaces – free and continuous – can easily be rearranged in the future to transform the house into an institution dedicated to the collection.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessConnected Lighting: From Ethernet to Li-Fi InternetArticlesVo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for AustraliaArchitecture News Share Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRenata FurlanettoOfficeFollowStudio MK27OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSão PauloSao PauloBrazilPublished on December 21, 2015Cite: “Ramp House / Renata Furlanetto + Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan” 21 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Houses Projects “COPY” Area: 1015 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2017 Architects: Word of Mouth House Area Area of this architecture project Indonesia Chameleon Villa / Word of Mouth ArchitectureSave this projectSaveChameleon Villa / Word of Mouth Architecture Photographs Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897287/chameleon-villa-word-of-mouth-house Clipboard “COPY” Chameleon Villa / Word of Mouth Architecture Save this picture!© Daniel Koh+ 39Curated by Fernanda Castro Share CopyAbout this officeWord of Mouth HouseOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKediriIndonesiaPublished on July 05, 2018Cite: “Chameleon Villa / Word of Mouth Architecture” 05 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Chicago charter teachers win historic strike victory! Education workers, parents and students won the second-longest charter-teacher strike in U.S. history on Feb. 18. Teachers and paraprofessionals, represented by the Chicago Teachers Union, reached a tentative agreement with Chicago International Charter Schools that will give teachers the limited class sizes they demanded. In addition, their pay and that of counselors and social workers will rise to the level of their Chicago Public School colleagues. Both sides agreed to a tentative contract after nine days of picketing, which began Feb. 5. (Chicago Sun Times, Feb. 16)After nine months of contract negotiations, around 200 teachers withheld their labor at four CICS unionized schools. Five independent “school management organizations” operate these campuses with taxpayer dollars. The education workers won by securing the support of parents and students, who joined them on picket lines. Politicians also tweeted support; on Feb. 15, the Rev. Jesse Jackson urged parents and students to take their picket lines to the highways.CTU leaders accused Civitas Education Partners, CICS’s management firm, of siphoning off $36 million in public money to line executives’ pockets while keeping teachers’ pay down. As CTU President Jesse Sharkey told the Sun-Times, “[We struck to] make sure funds go to our classrooms, not the three different layers of boardrooms this company uses to run its schools.”Thanks to the strike, educators will see a pay raise of 35 percent by the last year of the 4-year contract and a reduction in class sizes to 28 students, capped at 30. Workers also won “sanctuary language” to protect undocumented students from federal immigration agencies. CTU spokesperson Chris Geovanis said, “This is a huge step forward in terms of reforming the charter industry, which basically banks its own personal profits on the fact that it pays workers less to do more.” (CTU.org, Feb. 18)Southern unionization holds the line2018 marked a disappointing year for labor nationally, due to the Supreme Court’s setback in the Janus decision. (WW, June 27, July 3) But a Feb. 4 Louisiana Weekly article shows why unions should have hope, given that union membership held ground in the South for the second straight year. (The South has traditionally had the lowest level of unionization in the U.S. due to its history of slavery and white supremacy, and the Taft-Hartley union-busting legislation of 1947.) Chris Kromm’s article cited Bureau of Labor statistics showing the share of Southern workers belonging to unions barely declined between 2017-18, from 5 to 4.9 percent, while the number of organized workers there held steady at 6.1 percent. The number of organized Southern workers is 2.3 million, with another 546,000 workers in unions but not official members — due to Taft-Hartley “right to work” (for less) laws. This compares to the national average for union membership of 10.5 percent, which fell from 10.7 percent. (BLS.gov, Jan. 18) The author expects the gap to grow as a result of Janus.Kromm reminds us of the successful struggle of the West Virginia teachers’ strike in February 2018: That struggle continues today. (WW, Feb. 12) The strike sparked large-scale protests in seven more states, including Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia. Kromm stresses: The rest of the U.S. should take its cues from the South! Mass. energy workers win improved 6-year contract After a 7-month lockout, 1,200 members of Steelworkers (USW) Locals 12003 and 12012 voted overwhelmingly on Jan. 7 to ratify a 6-year agreement with National Grid. The contract includes significant wage increases, preserves affordable benefits, provides additional health and safety provisions, and other protections for the natural-gas workers and residents. “The bottom line is when working people stand together and fight for each other, they win,” said District 4 Director John Shinn. “This contract is a win for these workers and for the entire community.” (usw.org, Jan. 7) The contract struggle with National Grid, a British-owned energy company also serving three northeastern states, began when the contract expired June 24. Instead of respecting “both public safety and economic justice,” NG chose to lock the workers out and use “a combination of contractors and management staff, neither of whom have the experience with live gas lines required to ensure public safety.” (usw.org, June 26) That decision cost NG big time on Sept. 13, when dozens of explosions and fires in three towns north of Boston were triggered by a ruptured natural gas pipeline, killing at least one person, injuring 12 and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents from 39 homes. (Reuters, Sept. 13) Capitalists beware: This is why it doesn’t pay to try to save money by shortchanging highly skilled workers in life-or-death jobs!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
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Local News WhatsApp TxDOT rebuilding international rail bridgeState will see benefits from international trade Facebook Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS Traffic begins to back up at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Presidio/Ojinaga Port of Entry Thusday, May 23, 2019, as seen from Presidio. The bridge crosses the Rio Grande between the cities of Presidio, Texas, and Ojinaga, Chihuahua, on the United States-Mexico border. The bridge was originally completed and opened in 1985 as a two lane bridge but the port of entry is now being expanded to another two lanes. Construction crews have been hard at work for months now reconstructing a rail bridge going across the Mexican border into Presidio, which is expected to help boost trade between the two countries.The rail bridge is 391 miles long, running from the border in Presidio to Coleman, near Abilene. It was originally out of commission since it was damaged by fires in 2008 and 2009. This coincides with another Texas Department of Transportation project to expand the international bridge between Ojinaga in Mexico and Presidio from two lanes to four lanes. Both bridges will be the only international bridges owned by the state of Texas.TxDOT reported the cost of the rail bridge reconstruction to be about $16.2 million and the highway bridge to be about $10 million, about $26.2 million in total.Some of the funding for the bridge improvements was received due to some help from the Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance. MOTRAN President James Beauchamp said they had worked with the Texas Secretary of State to move the process along on rehabilitating the rail bridge and make it a funding priority.“Nearly everything that is going across down there is really to our benefit,” Beauchamp said.Beauchamp said he anticipated to see much more trade and commerce coming from across the border. Some of that trade, he said, would include manufactured homes, produce like chili peppers and peanuts, and chickens, which are exported from Arkansas.Newton said the highway bridge is expected to be completed by July, and the rail bridge is scheduled to be completed by September.Brad Newton, executive director of the Presidio Municipal Development District, said the benefits of these bridges are mainly due to international trade. He said just last year, 1.5 million people came through the port of entry in Presidio.“The Mexican shopper is very important to us,” Newton said. “Mexico is our largest trading partner, not only for Presidio, but for the state.”Mennonites make up a large portion of the state of Chihuahua, about 90,000 out of 3.5 million, and the expansion of the bridge, Newton said, will make it easier for them to travel across the border to Presidio and other Texas cities.“What I like about Mennonite shoppers, where you and I buy a candy bar, they buy the whole box,” Newton said. “They stock up, and we appreciate their business.”Another benefit, aside from tourism, is agriculture, Newton said. The nearest major farms in Mexico are about 62 miles away from Ojinaga, but currently have to send their produce down to Reynosa, about 631 miles away near the south tip of Texas. A cold storage facility is also being built in Presidio, Newton said, allowing for Mexican produce to be shipped through Presidio and inspected there.“The benefit to Texans is that we will get a whole lot fresher vegetables out of Mexico than we’re currently getting now,” Newton said.Newton said there was also greater potential for the transportation of energy products to and from Mexico once the rail bridge is completed, due to a granite sand Mexico produces which is popular for fracking. There could also be situations where Mexican crude oil is shipped into the U.S., refined, and shipped back.“Basically there’d be a refinery refining Mexican oil into US fuel and then selling it back to them,” Newton said. Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleOHS Lee Softball Playoffs 10Next articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High rallies to win playoff opener Digital AIM Web Support read more
AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter By News Highland – October 24, 2019 Cllr claims attempts to secure work on road are being ignored Previous articleGritters to be deployed tonight for first time this winterNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday October 24th News Highland Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp An Inishowen councillor has questioned why he is in the chamber, because he said his attempts to secure work on a dangerous road are being ignored.Cllr Bernard McGuinness says there is dangerous subsidence on the road between Culdaff and Malin, and despite numerous promises to do so, the council still hasn’t filled in the holes.Roads Director John Mc Laughlin said contractors have agreed to do the work, but it will require an extra €150,000, which the council must try to source.Cllr Mc Guinness believes the seriousness of the issue is being played down by officials, and asks why the council’s own staff wasn’t’ asked to do a temporary repair:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/mcguinnessweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows read more