MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgMCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MCB Group Limited (MCBG.mu)  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMCB Group Limited is a financial holdings company that, together with the several subsidiaries running under it, operates in three clusters; banking, non-banking financial and other investments. The non-banking financial sector is involved in factoring and leasing while the MCB Capital Markets Limited offers services such as corporate finance advisory, asset management, stockbroking, private equity and registry. The Group also assists micro and small entrepreneurs. The services offered by the company include, offers current, savings, and foreign currency accounts; fixed and term deposits; personal, educational, motor, green, and housing loans; term loans; and working capital finance, term funding¸ structured finance, private equity finance, and leasing services, as well as credit and prepaid cards. MCB Group Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Kiral Apartments / ARQMOV Workshop

first_imgCopyAbout this officeARQMOV WorkshopOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsResidentialHousingPublished on February 07, 2012Cite: “Kiral Apartments / ARQMOV Workshop” 07 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” 2011 Kiral Apartments / ARQMOV WorkshopSave this projectSaveKiral Apartments / ARQMOV Workshop Photographs Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 24 Share Apartments “COPY” Area:  2000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments•center_img Kiral Apartments / ARQMOV Workshop Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205297/kiral-apartments-arqmov-workshop Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205297/kiral-apartments-arqmov-workshop Clipboard Projects Photographs:  Rafael Gamo Text description provided by the architects. Kiral (chirality = is the geometric property of a rigid object of being non-superposable on its mirror image; such an object has no symmetry elements of the second kind) is the name that identifies and transmits personality to the residential building designed by ARQMOV Workshop. It is located in Colonia Juárez, Mexico City, a few blocks away from the traditional Reforma Boulevard (Paseo de la Reforma), a cultural and touristic corridor in the most important and populated city of Mexico. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesKinetics and Op Art inspired the project, transmitting an optic illusion of movement that requires and captures an active attention from the viewer. Mexican society experiences a continuous and uncontrolled motion; therefore the building responds to this phenomenon and reflects the reverberation of the city. Save this picture!© Rafael GamoBy the geometric interplay of forms, a dynamic course is achieved, focusing on the main façade as a significant backdrop for the viewer. The horizontal and vertical lines of the balconies create a perfectly modulated grid. This grid is then perceived in a three-dimensional plane where overlapping spherical shapes are once subtracted, then extruded, resulting in a façade that moves. It moves depending from which angle the observer approaches the building; it moves responding to a play of light and shadows throughout the day; it moves, as the city itself is moving. Save this picture!basement planThe 17 apartments are arranged around a common courtyard, which allows natural light and cross-ventilation. A gym, a roof garden complement a thorough design based on the logical principle of organization. There are one and two-storey apartments with balconies that give the building a sense of community and harmonious coexistence. Every apartment benefits from a private indoor and outdoor space, sharing main services, and maintaining privacy at the same time.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessKohn Pedersen Fox Hosts Inaugural Exhibition: ‘Cities Unknown’ArticlesPATTERNS Book Launch: ‘EMBEDDED’ArticlesProject locationAddress:Mexico City, DFLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: ARQMOV Workshop Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

Living Screen House / CplusC Architectural Workshop

first_img Landscape Specialist: “COPY” Structural Engineer: Australia Living Screen House / CplusC Architectural Workshop Junglefy Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop Area Area of this architecture project Lighting Consultant: Photographs:  Murray Fredericks , Clinton Cole, Michael Lassman , Ryan Ng, Jem Cresswell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Murray Fredericks+ 30Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year:  Area:  344 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•North Bondi, Australia “COPY” Electrolight 2016 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870660/north-bondi-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Architects In Charge:Clinton Cole, Ryan NgInterior Stylist:Jason SullivanAudio Consultant:Alder Technology ConsultingCity:North BondiCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Murray FredericksRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The stunning single-family residence located in North Bondi was designed both for easy entertaining and private family time. A narrow site with overlooking issues paired with a commitment to passive solar design and natural daylighting drove much of the resulting form. Due to the nature of the site, planning and time management was crucial in ensuring the project ran smoothly.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksConceptually, the spatial planning of the house separates the social and family spaces. Downstairs, the interconnected kitchen, living, dining and outdoor spaces create a highly interactive and engaged site designed to accommodate large groups. A unique above ground lap-pool that shares a clear wall with the social spaces acts as a visual connection between the interior and exterior spaces, refracting natural light throughout the house.Save this picture!Floor PlansPoolThe pool was originally designed as a fully concrete structure and was adjusted to incorporate the striking acrylic wall after construction had commenced. A wide range of trades were involved in delivering the pool, including interstate specialist sub-contractors. The acrylic wall required that waterproofing was discretely integrated with the panels and structural columns to provide a smooth visual effect. This required a high degree of co-ordination and negotiation to bring together, as the tolerances were very tight.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksVertical GardenUpstairs, the bedrooms overlook private green space in the form of either a yard or vertical garden. The feature screens and custom planter beds ensure privacy from neighbours and pedestrian traffic, and are fully plumbed, self-maintained and LED lit. This project marked the first time the firm had used FRP screens as a facade material, and a certain amount of on-site experimentation was required to determine the best method of assembly and fixing. The panels required a high level of preparation prior to installation, pre-drilling the holes to fix the custom FRP panels from the side with dual threaded screws. Coordination of the plumbing, lighting and landscaping was crucial for delivering this intricate system. In addition to resolving privacy issues, these planter screens enable additional landscaping possibilities on a narrow site.Save this picture!© Clinton ColeHome Automation SystemThe home automation system incorporates a fully programmable Dali and Cbus system. The client is able to select from a wide range of pre-programmed lighting and audio settings, as well as set up their own custom ‘scenes’ to be operated with a single touch. It is also possible to activate fixtures remotely.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksMaterialsThe craftsmanship of the build is elegantly revealed in the material palette, which includes unfinished Kobe boards, burnished concrete, expressed timber, Corten facade and steel and timber columns that celebrate the structural systems in the house. The decision to leave the materials exposed significantly increased the complexity of the build, as any flaws or short cuts in construction would be visible in the finished structure. Additionally, the primary timber/steel flitch structure that is expressed both inside and out resulted in extremely limited tolerances for cladding, lining and window installations, further adding to the construction challenge.Save this picture!© Murray FredericksProject gallerySee allShow lessXiaoye Valley / AML Design StudioSelected ProjectsDos Guaduas House / Grupo A+i Taller de arquitecturaSelected Projects Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: James Hardie Australia, Breezway, Caesarstone, Cemintel, Dulux, Ezarri, Lysaght, Polytec, Precision Flooring, RMS Marble, Skheme, Timbeck, western red cedar, Access Concrete, Aquaplex, Bondi Kitchens, Escenium HAUS, Fenix Interiors, Formply, Galloway Engineering, +9Harmony Marble, Kellyville, Kobe Board, LA2 concrete, OX Engineering Group, Scavenger Supplies, Seabreeze, Spotted Gum, Webforge-9 SDA Structures Projects Living Screen House / CplusC Architectural WorkshopSave this projectSaveLiving Screen House / CplusC Architectural Workshop ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/870660/north-bondi-cplusc-architectural-workshop Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeCplusC Architectural WorkshopOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorth BondiAustraliaPublished on April 11, 2021Cite: “Living Screen House / CplusC Architectural Workshop” 11 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?泳池+垂直花园=全球最想住的家 / CplusC Architectural Workshop是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Al-Arabiya journalists prevented from covering social unrest

first_img Organisation RSF_en February 11, 2021 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today called on the authorities to stop harassing journalists working for the Dubai-based satellite TV station Al-Arabiya. Two of the station’s journalists have been detained in the past three weeks after covering anti-government demonstrations.“This is not the first time that journalists trying to report on popular discontent have been prevented from working by the police,” the organisation said. “The authorities target the press in order to suppress accusations of corruption and the demands of angry demonstrators. These incidents confirm that the press freedom situation is continuing to worsen in Yemen.”Al-Arabiya correspondent Hammoud Mounasser was detained and questioned for an hour and a half on 18 November at a checkpoint on the road from Sanaa to Khamer (80 km from the capital), where around 10,000 demonstrators had gathered to protest against the government’s economic policies and the lack of infrastructure. Mounasser’s videotape was confiscated.Criticising the “hypersensitivity of the authorities towards TV journalists,” Mounasser said he had been subjected to a great deal of harassment from the security services in connection with his coverage of social unrest. “They threatened to close our offices in Sanaa if our reports were broadcast,” he added.On 30 October, Al-Arabiya cameraman Moujib Moussaileh was roughly detained by police and held for two hours after covering a strike by workers at a Sanaa textile plant.Videotape footage has been confiscated from Al-Arabiya reporters 14 times since 2003. Journalists with several news media were arrested and roughed up by police in 2005 after covering protests against a fuel price increase.Yemen was ranked 143rd out of 169 countries in the world press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders last month. Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions January 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information center_img News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Receive email alerts YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News to go further November 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Al-Arabiya journalists prevented from covering social unrestlast_img read more

The editor of the opposition weekly Al-Wahdawi threatened

first_imgNews June 16, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The editor of the opposition weekly Al-Wahdawi threatened The editor of the opposition weekly Al-Wahdawi, Ahmed Sayeed Nasser, was threatened by a phone caller who accused him of insulting the president and his family in various articles. The caller also said some of the newspaper’s reporters could be in danger as a result of the publication of documents shedding light on North Yemen President Ibrahim Al-Hamdi’s assassination in 1977. In an earlier call, someone identifying himself as an interior ministry official had accused the weekly of “going too far.” RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

Centre Notifies Rules For Regulation of Social Media Intermediaries, OTT Platforms & Online Media

first_imgTop StoriesCentre Notifies Rules For Regulation of Social Media Intermediaries, OTT Platforms & Online Media Akshita Saxena25 Feb 2021 3:03 AMShare This – x The Central Government on Thursday announced the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 to regulate the social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and online news and current affairs websites. The Rules prescribing a Code of Ethics and a three-tier content regulation mechanism have been framed under the decades…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?Login The Central Government on Thursday announced the Information Technology (Guidelines For Intermediaries And Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 to regulate the social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and online news and current affairs websites. The Rules prescribing a Code of Ethics and a three-tier content regulation mechanism have been framed under the decades old Information Technology Act, 2000. They have come into force with their notification in the Official Gazette today. Code of Ethics in Relation to Digital/Online Media The Code of Ethics shall inter alia apply to publishers of online curated content and intermediaries. It stipulates that an applicable entity shall exercise due caution and shall take into consideration the following factors, when deciding to feature any content on its platform: Content which affects the sovereignty and integrity of India; Content which threatens, endangers or jeopardizes the security of the State; Content which is detrimental to India’s friendly relations with foreign countries.India’s multi-racial and multi-religious context.Activities, beliefs, practices, or views of any racial or religious group in India. It also stipulates categories of rating from U to A based on several factors like language, nudity, violence, etc.The Ministry shall establish an online Grievance Portal, as the central repository for receiving and processing all grievances from the public in respect of the Code of Ethics Three-tier grievance redressal framework for news sites and OTT platforms For ensuring adherence to the abovesaid Code of Ethics and for addressing the grievances thereof, the Government has proposed a three-tier structure as under: Level I – Self-regulation by the applicable entity An applicable entity shall establish appoint an India based Grievance Redressal Officer, for redressal of grievances. He shall act as the nodal point for interaction with the complainant, the self-regulating body and the Ministry. The applicable entity shall address the grievance and inform the complainant of its decision within 15 days. Level II — Self-regulation by the self-regulating bodies of the applicable entities All applicable entities shall come together to form an independent “Self-Regulatory Body” that shall be headed by a retired judge of the Supreme Court or of a High Court, appointed from a panel prepared by the Ministry. The Body will further comprise of maximum six members, being experts from the field of media, broadcasting, technology and entertainment. This Body shall perform the following functions: Oversee and ensure adherence to the Code of EthicsProvide guidance to such entities on various aspects of the Code of EthicsAddress grievances which have not been resolved by such entities within the stipulated period of 15 daysHear appeals filed by the complainant against the decision of such entitiesIssue advisories to entities for ensuring compliance to the Code of Ethics While disposing a grievance or an appeal, the Self-regulatory Body shall have the following powers: Issue warning, censure, admonish or reprimand such entityRequire an apology by such entityRequire such entity to include a warning card or a disclaimer Further, in case the Body is of opinion that there is a need for taking of action in relation to the complaint under Section 69A of the IT Act, refer such complaint to the Oversight Mechanism. Level III – Oversight mechanism by the Central Government Where the applicable entity fails to comply with the advisories of the self-regulating body, the latter shall refer the matter to the Oversight Mechanism within prescribed time. The Oversight Mechanism with have the following functions- Publish a charter, including Codes of Practices, for self-regulating bodiesDevelop the Grievance portal for prompt disposal of the grievancesEstablish an Inter-Departmental Committee for hearing grievancesRefer to the Inter-Departmental Committee grievances arising out of the decision of the self-regulating body or where no decision has been taken by the self-regulating body within the stipulated time period Inter-Departmental Committee The IT Ministry shall constitute an Inter-Departmental Committee consisting of representatives from: Ministry of Information and BroadcastingMinistry of Women and Child DevelopmentMinistry of Law and JusticeMinistry of Home AffairsMinistry of Electronics and Information TechnologyMinistry of External AffairsMinistry of DefenceIndian Computer Emergency Response Team Such other Ministries and Organizations, including domain experts, that it may decide. The functions of this Committee shall include hearing complaints regarding violation or contravention of the Code of Ethics by an applicable entity — arising out of grievances in respect of decisions taken at the Level I or II, including where no such decision is taken within the time specifiedSuo motu if in the opinion of the Committee such hearing is necessary, for reasons to be recorded in writingReferred to it by the Ministry. It shall then make its recommendations to the Ministry as under : Issue warning, censure, admonish or reprimand such entityRequire an apology by such entityRequire such entity to include a warning card or a disclaimer Due diligence to be observed by Intermediaries Rule 4 of the 2021 Draft Rules provide 16-due diligence rules to be followed by intermediaries in India. Further, all intermediaries shall be required to appoint a Chief Compliance Officer who shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Act. he shall also act as a nodal person of contact for 24×7 coordination with law enforcement agencies and officers to ensure compliance to their orders or requisitions made in accordance with the provisions of law. Centre releases the draft of rules to regulate social media intermediaries, OTT platforms and digital/online news media. The rules titled “INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (GUIDELINES FOR INTERMEDIARIES AND DIGITAL MEDIA ETHICS CODE) RULES, 2021” will come into force when notified.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 25, 2021 Commenting on the rules, Sidharth Varadarajan, founding editor of ‘The Wire’ said :”On a quick reading, the burdens being placed on publishers of digital news go beyond the basic restrictions on freedom of speech (and thus freedom of the press) envisaged by Article 19 and are therefore ultra vires the Constitution. Digital publishers are already subject to Article 19 restrictions and the numerous defamation cases filed against them, not to speak of various criminal cases, are proof of how existing laws are being used (or abused) in order to regulate digital media. The Indian constitution does not grant the executive the power to sit in judgment over the suitability of content published by the media. Granting an inter-ministerial committee of bureaucrats the power to pass judgment on what can and can’t be published or to decide on whether a media platform has responded adequately to grievances raised by members of the public has no basis in law and will amount to killing freedom of the press in India. Just to reiterate, existing laws already define the reasonable restrictions on press freedom in India and any reader or government official with a grievance is free to seek a legal remedy provided it falls within the four walls of the “reasonable restrictions” defined by the constitution and 70 years of Indian jurisprudence on them. The media cannot be compelled to address “grievances” that go beyond that Lakshman Rekha”.Click here to read/download the RulesSubscribe 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

Surge in cases North has impacted Donegal – McConalogue

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Surge in cases North has impacted Donegal – McConalogue Previous articleDeclan Devine’s Derry City up for Bohs challengeNext articleGreen light for elite sport fixtures despite Level 3 restrictions News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Minister Charlie McConalogue says the large number of cases in bordering Northern counties has had a knock-on effect on Donegal.The incidence rate in the Derry City and Strabane District Council area is the highest in the island of Ireland.While the rate in Stranorlar is 336 per 100,000 population, which the Taoiseach says is particularly concerning.Minister McConalogue says the spike in cases just across the border over the past week or so has increased the risk in Donegal:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/charlierestrictions1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 25, 2020 last_img read more

Remembering the days of the gypsies

first_img Email the author By Secrets Revealed Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Daddy went right out there where the gypsies were and I ran out the door behind him with Mama hollering for me to “Get back in here!” But I couldn’t hear her.I had never seen a gypsy up close.The women had long, colorful skirts, beads, gold bracelets, long dangling earbobs and silk scarves around the their heads. The men had on fluffy shirts and strange-looking hats. To me, they looked more like circus people than robbers and thieves. Mama was scared of circus people, too.The little children stayed in the cars with their head hanging out.I was so taken in by the gypsies that I didn’t hear what Daddy was saying to them. But they nodded their heads and got back in their cars.Daddy started to the house and left me standing there right where the gypsies could grab me if they wanted me. They didn’t.Before Daddy got to the house, Mama came out the door with a switch and waved it where she thought I could see it. I pretended I didn’t see her. I knew she was afraid of the gypsies and she wasn’t about to come out there where they were. She would rather them haul me off than her.I stood looking at the gypsy children and they looked back at me.Daddy came back out and talked some more. In a few minutes, a truck came from the Gulf filling station. The man hooked a chain to the car and pulled the gypsies away.That was the last time I ever saw a gypsy caravan but I’m glad of the memory of them.Thanks for asking. By Jaine Treadwell Remembering the days of the gypsies Print Article Skip Somebody asked but I don’t remember.In my mature years, there are a lot of things I don’t remember. Among them are the details of the time a gypsy caravan was coming through Pike County and the Gypsy Queen died. The whole band of them set up camp in Troy and the townsfolk locked their windows and bolted their doors until the queen was fixed for burial and the gypsies finally left town.I would have loved to have been a part of that but I had to just enjoy the telling of the story by my granddaddy and Robert McGhee who owned the funeral home and fixed up the gypsy queen for burial – however that was. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Once the gypsies had a breakdown right in front of our house.I pressed my nose against the window and watched as they piled out of the cars and clustered around the hood of the steaming old clunker. Mama was pacing the food and wringing her hands, thinking any minute the gypsies would knock down the door, rob us blind and carry me and Bubba off.I didn’t know what they would carry us off on because they couldn’t get going themselves.Mama must have called Daddy on the telephone because he showed up before dinnertime. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits I missed out on that story but, when I was a little girl, every once in an exciting while, the gypsies would come through town and word would spread like wildfire. “The gypsies are coming! The gypsies are coming!”Our mamas would snatch us up from play and drag us inside and folks all over town would bolt their doors and lock their windows for fear the gypsies would steal them blind and carry their children off, kicking and screaming to never be seen again.Sometimes the gypsies came on wagons with pretty white horses pulling them. Other times they came on ol’ beat-up cars with plastic flowers stuffed in the back windows. Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 8, 2014 You Might Like Tour ups farm-city dialogue Members of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Farm City committee toured Golden Boy Foods and KW Container on Thursday…. read more This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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

In brief

first_imgTheGovernment needs tougher tactics if it wants to create a socially andenvironmentally responsible business culture according to the IndustrialSociety’s chief executive. In a new essay Putting back the P in Plc, WillHutton say the Government needs to set targets and to make it clear it willimpose legislation if corporate Britain will not accept its publicresponsibilities. http://www.indsoc.co.uk/Jobsgo to cut costsFilmand camera maker Polaroid is poised to cut 235 jobs at its factory inDumbarton, Scotland, according to reports. The Scottish job cuts are part ofthe company’s plans to axe 1,000 jobs worldwide over the next three months.Polaroid blamed the moves on the need to cut overheads and “realign” thecompany’s resources. http://www.polaroid.com/Strawasks for views TheHome Secretary has invited public bodies and other organisations to help shaperace equality legislation. Jack Straw appealed for feedback when he launched aconsultation document on the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, whichincludes a general duty on public bodies to promote race equality.http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/Actionon poor safetyTheTUC has called on employers and the Government to help improve the constructionindustry’s poor safety record. It issued an action plan at this week’sConstruction Summit, which will be presented to Deputy Prime Minister JohnPrescott. The union wants to set up a whistleblowers’ hotline for employees toreport employers. http://www.tuc.org.uk/Carfirm faces strikesVauxhallworkers have started industrial action to protest at plans to close the firm’sLuton plant in 2002 with the loss of 2,000 jobs.T&Gunion members at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant joined the Luton plant forstrikes last Friday. Bill Morris, the T&G’s general secretary, said theunion and its members want to make Vauxhall maintain car production. http://www.tgwu.org.uk/ In briefOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

VIDEO: Australian Minister for Defence Visits BAE Systems Dockyard

first_img View post tag: Dockyard Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: BAE Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare and Attorney-General and Member for Gellibrand Nicola Roxon today visited the BAE Systems dockyard in Williamstown, Melbourne, to view progress on the construction of Australia’s largest ever warship.Australia is acquiring two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships at a total cost of over $2 billion.The hulls for these ships are being built in Spain with the superstructure construction and integration work being undertaken at Williamstown.BAE Systems is the Prime Contractor for the LHD project and is managing the overall project in cooperation with subcontractors Navantia, Saab and L-3 Communications.Construction of the first LHD began in September 2008. The first three blocks were laid down in September 2010 and the hull was launched in February 2011.  The hull arrived in Williamstown in October this year.Work is now underway to complete this ship.  This year alone, BAE has completed more than 750,000 hours of work and plans to have one million hours of work completed by the end of this year.The Ministers took the opportunity to see Block 811, weighing over 300 tonnes, which has recently been lifted onto the hull of the first LHD for consolidation.The remaining superstructure blocks are expected to be consolidated on the hull before the end of this year.This ship will enter RAN service in 2014 and will be commissioned as HMAS Canberra. The second is expected to enter service in 2016 and will be commissioned as HMAS Adelaide.The hull of the second LHD was launched in July and is due to arrive in Australia for superstructure completion and fitting out in early 2014.The introduction into service of these ships will mark a significant change in the way the Australian Defence Force (ADF) deploys its land forces and conducts amphibious operations.Each ship with its crew of around 300 personnel can carry and embark a combined armed battlegroup of more than 1100 personnel, 100 armoured vehicles, 12 helicopters and features a 40-bed hospital.“The construction of the LHD is a significant milestone and is ensuring a new era for Defence’s amphibious force capability,”Mr Smith said.“As the ADF draws down from Afghanistan, East Timor and the Solomon Islands, the ADF will be developing a ship to shore amphibious capability through the use of our LHDs.“This will further enhance our interoperability with United States forces.”“The LHDs are bigger than Australia’s last aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne,” Mr Clare said.“The flight deck on the LHD is as big as 24 tennis courts and could fit four ANZAC Class frigates.“The LHD will be equipped with a hospital that could treat a town the size of Warrnambool and it generates enough electricity to power a city the size of Darwin.”“It’s fantastic to have Ministers Smith and Clare visit BAE’s Williamstown shipyards.  BAE Systems are well placed to lead this important project that is delivering jobs to Melbourne’s West,” Ms Roxon said.“Local businesses including Able Engineering in Kingsville, Pronto Cement in Sunshine and Kennedy Plumbing Services in Williamstown have all contributed to the production of some of the most advanced warships in the world.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 4, 2012; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Defence View post tag: Systems Back to overview,Home naval-today VIDEO: Australian Minister for Defence Visits BAE Systems Dockyard View post tag: Australiancenter_img View post tag: Minister View post tag: visits View post tag: Naval Share this article VIDEO: Australian Minister for Defence Visits BAE Systems Dockyard View post tag: News by topic December 4, 2012last_img read more