Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan Life Ltd (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Ltd) (ANGM.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileSwan Life Limited (formerly The Anglo Mauritius Assurance Society Limited) offers services such as life assurance, pensions, actuarial, and investment businesses in Mauritius. The company also provides life, car, home, health, travel, and boat insurance products, education and retirement plans, investment plans, wealth management, and stockbroking services for individuals. Swan Life Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Swan Life Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC.tz) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Cigarette Company Limited (TCC) is a tobacco company in Tanzania which manufactures, distributes and markets cigarettes under the following brands; Camel, Winston, LD, Embassy, Portsman, Sweet Menthol Safari Club and Crescent & Star. The company also exports cigarettes to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Zambia. TCC is the only cigarette producer in Tanzania and has a 90% share of the domestic market. It was founded in 1961 as East African Tobacco; nationalised during the Ujamaa Movement in 1975 and later privatised when the government of Tanzania sold its controlling share. TCC is a subsidiary of Japan Tobacco International Holding BV, which has a 75% stake in the company. Tanzania Cigarette Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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A house for Art / Luca Selva Architects Projects Save this picture!+ 17 Share Switzerland Text description provided by the architects. There are houses that become houses devoted to art over time by the gradual addition of artwork. Others, like the house in Binningen, were built to be a house for art from the beginning. This is reflected in the traffic pattern as well as in the sequence and size of the main rooms, the position and finish of the windows and the conservative and unitary materialization. The ground floor flooring gives the impression that it has existed since the beginning of time. It consists of a stomped clay floor, made by Martin Rauch. It is the colour of honey and it has countless crazes and a velvety touch despite its hardness. The floor leads the visitors from the entrée through the corridor to the entrance hall, which are squired by large-sized photographs by contemporary artists and include rare and aged cactuses and various delicate antique physiques. This archaic floor contrasts strongly with the slender and precise aluminium frames of the sliding glass doors which constrict the passage from the hall to the living room, opening it up towards the garden and the covered seating area. This is where the interpenetration of indoors and outdoors is strongest. The angular floorplan repeatedly allows simultaneous views of interior and exterior surfaces which are both kept in the same bright white to enhance the visual continuity of ceiling and walls.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsCultural / PatrimonialVELUX CommercialVELUX Modular Skylights in The Old Royal Station in BallaterEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoThe groundfloor’s flowing sequence of spaces is perfectly suited for the successive viewing of the works of art. The rooms differ in ceiling height and lighting. The windows are placed carefully, respecting quality of the daylight as well as the views they frame. The high set window in the hall focuses on the ample treetops of the neighbouring plot, while the living room window offers a surprising view of the distant city of Basel. Only now does the visitor notice how precisely and with how much of a dramaturgical thought the house is placed, also how skillfully its polymorphic volume uses the various qualities of the site. The back side traces the boundary while the garden side’s focal point is set on the pool. The edges of the latter are designed as benches reinforcing its physical presence. The pool becomes an object set in the garden, surrounded by orange Tartan flooring that strongly contrasts with the garden’s vegetation. Save this picture!Indoors, the flush mounted windows dialogue in a similar way with the images. Since the embrasure is nearly invisible, the environment seems to suddenly invade the room. The windows act as autonomous images rather than as a separation between indoors and outdoors. The entire house has an object-like appearance, mostly due to its colour. In some places the facade’s white stucco lustro is smoothed, in others it is left open-pored. This creates a variety of different shades, all similar but never quite the same. Save this picture!The balanced composition evokes Alvaro Siza’s work and due to its central hall it is reminiscent of Le Corbusier’s Villa La Roche. The house in Binningen does not limit itself to providing a neutral background for art. It takes an active part, including residents and guests in the conversation.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBalancing Barn / MVRDV and Mole ArchitectsArticlesHarvest Green Project / Romses ArchitectsArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/21447/a-house-for-art-luca-selva-architects Clipboard A house for Art / Luca Selva ArchitectsSave this projectSaveA house for Art / Luca Selva Architects “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/21447/a-house-for-art-luca-selva-architects Clipboard Houses ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeLuca Selva ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBinningenHousesSwitzerlandPublished on May 08, 2009Cite: “A house for Art / Luca Selva Architects” 08 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies June 14, 2016 RSF hails initial retreat by Warsaw on public media reform Lower house of Polish parliament/ crédit AFP May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the Polish government’s decision to postpone adoption of a new “major law” on the public broadcast media that would have included changes to their legal status and would have made it possible to fire all of their journalists.RSF, which had previously condemned this proposed law as a violation of the European Union’s fundamental values, will continue to pay close attention to other proposed legislation still being debated by the Polish parliament.Shortly after taking office, the government led by the conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) adopted a media law in January that gives it the power to hire and fire state TV and radio executives. The law that has just been postponed, the second proposed media law, would have allowed the government to terminate the contracts of all state media employees and would have made it possible for the state media’s executives to decide where or not to rehire them.This proposed measure has been abandoned for good, according to deputy culture minister Krysztof Czabanski, who said that the European Commission would have to be notified first of any proposed changes to Poland’s media legislation.He nonetheless also said that a proposed temporary law creating a “National Media Council” would be submitted to parliament for adoption on 1 July. As it stands, this bill grants excessive powers to the parliamentary speaker, including the power to name the National Media Council’s president.“We hope the Polish government will take of account of civil society’s concerns about maintaining the public broadcast media’s independence,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s EU-Balkans desk. “RSF monitors respect for media pluralism in EU countries and will continue to draw attention to anything that could pose a threat to media freedom.”On 13 January, the European Commission began a preliminary investigation into the PiS government’s controversial reforms. On 1 June, the commission adopted a formal opinion about these reforms that constituted a warning to the government that it was endangering the rule of law.RSF is pleased that the Polish government is finally beginning to heed the concern being expressed by the European Union about media freedom and independence in Poland. RSF had asked the European Union to adopt disciplinary measures if the government went ahead with its draconian legislation.Poland is ranked 47th out of 180 countriesin RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, a fall of 29 places from its positionin the 2015 Index. Poland’s new social media law puts freedom of expression at risk, RSF warns to go further Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts RSF_en News With firing of four editors, “repolonisation” under way in Poland June 2, 2021 Find out more News PolandEurope – Central Asia Media independenceInternational bodies Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News Follow the news on Poland January 28, 2021 Find out more
Local NewsBusinessUS News TAGS By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook capped a tumultuous 2020 with soaring earnings in the final quarter, but the company forecast challenges in 2021 that include a coming privacy update by Apple that could limit the social network’s ad targeting capabilities. The Apple move drew a rare public rebuke from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who during a conference call accused Apple of favoring its own interests and not those of users. Facebook said its already enormous user base grew in the fourth quarter as people stayed home during the pandemic and reported revenues buoyed by a shift to digital advertising amid coronavirus-related economic uncertainty. But the company predicted uncertainty for 2021 and said its revenue in the latter half of the year could face significant pressure. Because revenue grew so quickly in the second half of 2020, the social network could have trouble keeping up that pace. “Clearly the pandemic has also continued to help Facebook’s monthly active user growth to remain strong in many regions, including in the U.S. and Canada, where prior to the pandemic, user gains had slowed to a crawl,” said eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson. But she noted that the number of daily users in this region declined, suggesting that people in the U.S. and Canada are moving elsewhere — probably TikTok, which grew quickly in 2020. In the conference call with analysts, Zuckerberg came out swinging, saying Apple is fast becoming one of Facebook’s “biggest competitors” due in part to its dominance in messaging on the iPhone. Apple, he said, “has every incentive” to use its own mobile platform to interfere with how rival apps work. Apple will soon require apps to ask users for permission to collect data on what devices they are using and to let ads follow them around on the internet. Facebook has been pushing back against the changes, saying those rules could reduce what apps can earn by advertising through Facebook’s audience network. Of course, the Apple move also threatens Facebook’s own advertising revenue. Zuckerberg, though, focused on what he sees as Apple’s motives. “Apple may say that they are doing this to help people, but the moves clearly track their competitive interests,” Zuckerberg said. Apple, meanwhile, says people should be empowered to have more control of their data. Executives have dismissed arguments from advertisers and companies like Facebook who say the anti-tracking feature will hurt the online ad industry. “When invasive tracking is your business model, you tend not to welcome transparency and customer choice,” Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi said in December. Facebook earned $11.22 billion, or $3.88 per share, in the October-December period, well above the $3.19 that analysts expected and up 53% from a year earlier. Revenue grew 22% to $28.07 billion, higher than the $26.36 billion analysts were predicting, according to a poll by FactSet. Its monthly user base grew 12% to 2.8 billion. Facebook ended 2020 with 58,604 employees, a 30% increase from a year earlier. While Facebook does not break out how much it makes from Instagram, which it owns, eMarketer estimates that the app accounted for 36% of Facebook’s total advertising revenue and nearly half of its U.S. ad revenue. Shares of the Menlo Park, California-based company climbed $1.23 to $273.37 in after-hours trading. The stock price rose 33% in 2020. Facebook Facebook Pinterest Facebook Q4 results soar; Zuckerberg hits Apple over privacy WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleOdessans show up in big wayVaccine effort helped by locals who are pitching inNext articleBills have offseason needs to address with little to spend Digital AIM Web Support
HSE asked to widen view on national OH strategyOn 1 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today “Broaden your vision” is the message the profession has given theHSE following the publication of its discussion document on developing anoccupational health strategy for the UK. The HSE received more than 560 written responses to the document and furthercomments were made by some of the 320 people who attended open meetings. It hasnow made available a summary of the responses it received. Most respondents, 84 per cent, agreed that the strategy should encompass thewider values people associate with and the aspirations they have for OH, whilethe 17 per cent who disagreed did so mainly because the values do not appear torecognise that work is fundamentally good for people as opposed to being asource of harm. Respondents felt the vision is too narrow and needs to be more positive. Itwas suggested that the vision should: – Embrace the positive contribution that work can have for health. – Address the effect of health on work, as well as the effect of work onhealth. – Provide for health in the workplace, not just the prevention ofill-health. – Not use the term “ill-health” as it limits the scope of thevision. – Include the effects of work on society and the environment. – Embrace opportunity for work issues. On the issue of how to sell the benefits of occupational health toemployers, many respondents felt that a cost-benefit approach should bepursued, emphasising the costs to business and the individual, includinginvisible costs such as management time and costs obscured by insurance. The HSE is taking all these comments into consideration as it develops afinal strategy for the Health and Safety Commission to agree. It is likely tobe launched this spring. Related posts:No related photos. Next Article Comments are closed.