ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times

first_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls P. 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Photo courtesy of the Rev. Steve Lawler[Episcopal News Service] Eighteen-year-old “C.J.” remembers his Normandy High School classmate Michael Brown “as just a chilled out sort of guy. He was just a cool dude, a rapper, who was really into making his own music. Being the teen that he was, I just would never have known that he would have gotten killed like that. It just doesn’t make sense.”Nearly two months after the Aug. 6 fatal police shooting of Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager accused of shoplifting, many in the Ferguson, Missouri community still struggle to make sense of the shooting, the violence it elicited and the festering wounds it exposed.There are fears of a reprise of violence as the metro area awaits the outcomes of an ongoing grand jury investigation, and of the judicial processes regarding the officer involved in the shooting, Darren Wilson, who is white, and ultimately the realization of justice for both the Brown and Wilson families.In spite of the “incredible sense of tension and fear that exists just beneath the surface,” Episcopalians and others are moving forward, partnering through conversation, ministry and economic development to spark change, according to the Rev. Marc Smith, rector of Ascension Church in St. Louis, where C.J. has been a lifelong member.The food bank of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ferguson serves the community through various satellite locations. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Steve LawlerThe Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development recently awarded a $40,000 grant to Ascension and two other north St. Louis churches. Each church operates a food pantry, and with the grant and other resources, is focused on collaborative community engagement.Communities of faith are positioned to facilitate positive change, according to C.J. and others. “Ascension is a family church, for real,” said C.J., whose first week of classes at Southern Illinois University Carbondale coincided with the Ferguson violence. “There’s just a lot of love there, a lot of activity.”He said the violence “makes me want to do better, not just for Ferguson as a whole, but to finish college, to do big things so I can be able to give back to the city. From seeing [what happened to] Michael Brown, that’s what I want to do. It makes me want to work harder.”Jamaican-American Leah Clyburn remembers her home being egged and her brother repeatedly racially profiled by authorities while growing up in their predominantly white Affton, Missouri neighborhood near St. Louis. She also learned a kind of racial resilience because “I wanted so badly to be part of the group,” she recalled. “I wasn’t allowed in the homes of some of my classmates, so I learned to hide in the basement if their parents came home.”After the Ferguson violence, she opened up for the first time about her experience, with a racially diverse group of other parishioners at the invitation of the Very Rev. Mike Kinman, dean of St. Louis’s Christ Church Cathedral.“I remember looking at my mom as I said it because she didn’t know these things and I hadn’t told her about them,” Clyburn told ENS.“It was really important for me to be vulnerable that day. I thought, the hard conversation is live and it’s happening,” recalled Clyburn, 31, outreach coordinator for Faith Aloud, a St. Louis reproductive rights nonprofit agency. That conversation prompted her to initiate a similar one with co-workers and the agency has joined “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” and plans to participate in its Oct. 10-13 national call to action.Other participants of that early conversation felt “like this was expected to happen, eventually going to happen and there’s a long road to change,” Clyburn said. “That was the older African-American people who have lived in Missouri for years and … it hurts because they have been in this for a long time, and it’s still here. It made me sad to hear that.”But, hearing confusion and uncertainty from white parishioners, on the other hand, felt refreshing, she said. “For me not to hear things like, ‘you people need to move on from this’, but to hear them say they didn’t know what to do, that was humility.”Alice F. Stanley, 62, said that the conversations are important because “you have to start someplace. If people can talk, if they can be honest, there’s hope they can change behaviors. You have to start at ground zero and build your way up. The question becomes: what are you building yourself up to be?”Stanley, a St. Louis native and cathedral congregation member for 39 years, recalled living with segregation and being “always aware of the divisions of race. We were told we had to be twice as smart and work twice as hard as white folks,” said the adjunct Harris State University professor.Ascension Church’s Smith said that “there are several generations of people in the white community who’ve come to believe both naively and self-servingly that we are somehow a post-racial community, or that whatever racism exists in St. Louis is at an individual level, some individual bad behavior rather than institutionalized in politics, the educational system and social systems.”Additionally, St. Louis County’s 91 distinct municipalities make “it easy to turf the problem to somebody else,” Smith said. “It’s not like St. Louis County is composed of one or two or even five large municipalities where everybody feels they have a stake in what’s going on.”Even the Rev. Steve Lawler, rector of St. Stephen’s Church in Ferguson, which has a history of actively engaging the community, said the violence taught him the city “wasn’t as broad or as inclusive as I had thought. I’ve had to struggle with thinking that I understood when I really didn’t understand and I’m still coming to understand.”Listening, plain and simple, is key, and the difficult conversations must continue, according to Kinman. “The question is, not how do we respond to Ferguson, but how do we respond to the reality that Ferguson revealed? It’s a reality that’s all over the northern part of the county and it’s long-term, structural. How do we shift resources to a region that has been resource-starved?“It’s also a call for us to look in the mirror as a congregation,” he added. “We have a somewhat racially diverse congregation but in what ways do we live a segregated life? Instead of saying how do we go out there, it’s a question of saying how do we look at ourselves and say how are we being given the opportunity to embody in this cathedral community what we hope for the St. Louis region?”Working harder, ‘embodying hope’Once St. Stephen’s rector Lawler realized that the church’s food pantry wasn’t as visible within the community as he’d previously believed, he set about to change it.Consequently, “we’ve become a hub for six locations” to distribute food to local residents, using tents and donated space staged at various locations throughout the community, Lawler said. “The important thing is, we are moving away from a sense of ownership and quickly into a sense of collaboration and relationship.”Similarly, the Rev. Michael Dunnington, priest-in-charge at All Saints Church in St. Louis, said the historically African-American congregation has partnered its food pantry with Community Health in Partnership Services (CHIPS) to offer free monthly health screenings.Dunnington said that the food pantry typically is open on Saturdays and weekly feeds about 300 people. As one of the grant recipients the church “is hoping to enhance the quality of what we’re doing” through offering nutritional and health education.“We have been really working to reconnect with the folks in the neighborhood because a lot of our parishioners don’t live here,” he said.In addition to partnering with health-related agencies, the three churches are hoping to use the grant to explore long-term economic development and business management assistance for local small businesses and to offer vocational training for area youth.“The bottom line is, we want to do everything we can to invest over the long-term, to leverage the investment the Episcopal Church is making to assist businesses that already were struggling to grow and to thrive,” Ascension Church’s Smith said.Among the proposals under consideration is development of a food delivery service to train and employ youth. “We plan to acquire a delivery vehicle, train young people under the age of 25 from within the community as drivers, teach them the basics of customer service, scheduling, reporting and pair each of them with a mentor to assist them with developing their work life and encourage them if need be to complete their GEDs or to enroll in vocational or academic education,” Smith said.“It is a way to help young people get the skills and confidence they need to enter into the work force.”Community input is key. “We realize that there are decades, if not centuries of history that inform why Ferguson happened and it’s going to take concerted effort over an extended period of time to even begin to address these issues in a meaningful way,” Smith said.Additionally, Smith said it’s important for the church “to continue to be the prophetic voice of justice. The hard part of that is it’s not just justice for Michael Brown but justice for the police officer as well, whatever that is.”It involves the truth-telling and reconciliation “that we need in our ministries and witness but also in our interaction with the larger community,” he added. “The call upon all of St. Louis is to come clean with who we have been as a community, what the consequences of our history are and to begin to galvanize together responsibly to work toward reconciliation and a better St. Louis.”The church’s role is, with “people floundering, flailing, weeping, trying to understand, to simply reach out and love people and to love the community that St. Louis is and help convey that, for all our warts, this is a beloved and special place.”The Rev. Renee Fenner, rector of St. Barnabas Church in Florissant near St. Louis, likes to remind people that next steps include prayer and that the work of the diocesan commission to dismantle racism continues.A dismantling racism workshop had been scheduled at St. Barnabas before the Ferguson violence, added Fenner, who is African-American. “I told my parishioners this had to be a God thing … so we could get dialogue going as mandated in the resolutions from convention, just to talk about history and race relations and what St. Barnabas’ history in all of that was. It just so happened that it was right on time.”The workshop facilitated a conversation, not only about that history but also about “what it means to be the body and blood of Christ, and welcoming everyone as children of God,” she said.“There was no pointing fingers or name-calling or anything like that,” she said. “It was a very Christ-like and safe place to have the conversation that needs to happen, and people said what was on their minds and hearts. There are people who want to do more but don’t know exactly what to do and in times like that when you don’t know what to do, you turn to God in prayer,” she added.Meanwhile, the cathedral also is hosting a series of collaborative leadership development workshops about pursuing racial justice and effecting change and is “looking to include the natural leadership that already exists in the communities most affected by this.”Realistically, Kinman added, conversations held now will be invaluable later.“We need to be prepared for the grand jury’s ruling,” he said. “If there is not an indictment, we need to be prepared for the response of the community that really has had it and that would take a non-indictment as a personal affront. And we need to be ready to deal with the ripple effects that will happen not just in Ferguson but all over this region.”And not just regionally, he added. “We have been sowing the seeds of this present time by ignoring these cries for a long, long time.“What I would say to other cities and metro regions of the country is, don’t think this is just St. Louis, that this is just Ferguson. Take this opportunity to look in the mirror and say where is Jesus? Let’s listen to those voices crying out.”— The Rev. Pat McCaughan is a correspondent for the Episcopal News Service. Press Release Service Comments are closed. TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times Tags Rector Tampa, FL Advocacy Peace & Justice, Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC September 27, 2014 at 12:11 pm A terrific, important story… Should be modeled in other urban, suburban communities. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Val Hymes says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET September 26, 2014 at 7:06 pm The introduction and framing of this article are disturbing, as they perpetuate the racist propaganda of the Ferguson P.D… Why do you link Mike Brown’s shooting and the *alleged* shoplifting in a single sentence, when there is absolutely no connection between these two things? see: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/15/us/missouri-teen-shooting/I hope and pray this is simply an editorial oversight, however since the stakes are so high for so many people, I believe a retraction and correction (sent to ENS subscribers) is warranted. Words matter.I am also requesting a public apology by ENS to Mike Brown’s family for (even unwittingly) perpetuating the “character assassination” of black youth. http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/michael-brown-shooting/michael-browns-family-accuses-police-character-assassination-n181841I believe these errors undermine the intentions of the article and the ministry of Episcopalians and communities working for justice–and through that justice, peace–in Ferguson and elsewhere.Thank you, ENS, for your ministry and service to the Church.Light and Love,Rev. P. Joshua GriffinPriest AssociateSt. David of WalesPortland, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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30+ Creative and Doable Alternative Housing Ideas

first_imgWell, there you have it. A ton of alternative housing ideas — some more doable than others. I made this list to serve as inspiration, so feel free to let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of these ideas yourself or have any to add that I’ve missed! If recycling used materials is more your thing, you can always consider making your entire house out of glass bottles. No, I’m not kidding — people have done this!Glass bottle housing is surprisingly stable and resilient, so if you can put up with the drudgery of actually constructing the house, you can have a home that is extremely cheap and highly functional. Check out this article on making “bottle bricks”.Join the Tiny House Revolution Hunker Down in an EarthshipEarthships have been around for a long time now and are one of the most popular types of alternative housing options out there. The goal of an Earthship is to be as sustainable as possible, according to these 6 principles:Solar heating and coolingElectricity from solar and windSewage is treated on the propertyWater is harvestedFood is produced (my favorite principle)Building is constructed with recycled and natural materialsTo learn more about Earthships, check out their website.Fulfill a Childhood Dream and Live in a Treehouse SaveSave You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here SaveSavesourceThe FutureShack is an idea conceived by Sean Godsell. The idea is to have a mass-produced house that can be relocated on a moment’s notice.The structure is composed of a shipping container and then a roof shade on top to reduce heat absorption by the container. It’s an incredibly creative quick-shelter option for emergencies or simply for those looking for a simpler life.Learn more about the FutureShack.Buy a Fixer-Upper SaveSavesourceEarthbags is just a fancy word for sandbags, a staple of flood-prevention and emergency situations. But they can be put to even better use as a raw ingredient in homebuilding.It’s possible to use earthbags to construct an entire home due to their flexibility and durability in the building process.To learn more about building with earthbags, check out this fantastic resource.Cob Houses The cousin to the glass bottle home is the plastic bottle home. It’s considerably easier to collect plastic bottles than it is to collect glass, making this a more accessible build.Plastic bottles will require more support and insulation when compared to glass, but thankfully there are a ton of pioneers that have created plastic bottle homes to lead the way.Here’s a video of a guy who made an ISLAND out of plastic bottles.Build a House From Old Pallets I don’t think I’m alone in wishing that I could sell most of my things, hitch a trailer to my car, and just drive off into the sunset. Well, turns out there are people who have done this and are loving life.Trailer living is a huge change from home living, but it’s clearly working for some people who are OK trading stability for flexibility. Check out the couple who live in a trailer and travel around.Use Hempcrete to Make a House SaveSavesourceTalk about a futuristic (but simple) way to live. The Ecocapsule is a super-sustainable and super small off-grid living option. It has the capacity to be off-grid for 1-2 people for up to a year or so.While the project is only just launching with 50 capsules to start, if this model proves popular I bet we’ll see more Ecocapsules as well as other companies joining in on the small-scale off-grid model.Learn more about the Ecocapsule.Another similar idea is the Free Spirit Sphere, profiled here.​Live on a Boat And for the final upgrade of converted vehicle living: repurposing the caboose of an old boxcar. In a lifestyle that harkens back to The Boxcar Children series (one of my favorites growing up), boxcar living is super-appealing to me.You have more real estate than a bus or RV, and a bit more permanence as well — odds are you won’t want to move this home too often. It’s kind of like living in a shipping container, but it has much more character!Make a House Out of Glass Bottles Sure, living in an RV isn’t as glamorous or as whimsical as some of the other options on this list, but it’s quite practical and affordable for most people. Sometimes it’s not about living in tune with nature and it’s more about simply having somewhere practical to sleep every night.RVs offer a lot of location independence. As long as you can stand living in a small space with few amenities, RV living may be the perfect alternative housing option for you.For a practical guide to converting an RV into a house, check out this link.Live in a Converted Bus ​ From Epic GardeningAs gardeners, we’re connected to the earth in ways that other people simply aren’t. Naturally, we’re interested in other types of sustainable and Earth-friendly pursuits…I know I am! I’ve been reading about alternative housing ideas for a while now and decided to put together a list of the coolest alternative housing options that I could find. I hope you enjoy these, and please let me know in the comments if you (or someone you know) lives in a home like one in this list! One step up from the RV lifestyle is to buy an old bus, rehabilitate it, and plunk it down on a lot and live there. There’s a lot you can do with an old bus — there’s a lot of real estate on the sides of it! In the picture above, they’ve installed an actual door as well as some window box planters to add a truly homey feel.For a look into the life of someone actually living on a bus, check out this fantastic article on Inhabitat.Here is another great example of a bus conversion from ShalomMama.Repurpose a Box Car Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SaveSavesourceWhile the boat pictured above is an extreme example of the lifestyle, boat living is nevertheless a popular way to live for hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Most opt for a simpler setup on a sailboat that’s moored in a harbor, paying only harbor fees as their “rent.”If you’re interested in boat living, check out this in-depth FAQ from Living Aboard.Spruce Up Your Walls Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter OK, so this doesn’t quite qualify for “alternative housing”, but it’s still an alternative way to approach how a home looks! Green walls are becoming more and more popular, with companies popping up all over the country to help you install living walls in your home.I personally have a few walls in my own home covered in houseplants, succulents, and even some edible herbs, so I’m 100% on board with the green wall life. It’s a great way to add some sustainability to a home if you can’t quite move to another housing option.See more green wall pictures.Grow Plants On Your Roof Mama Mia July 25, 2017 at 9:07 pm I’ve talked about building a pallet garden before, but this takes pallets to the next level. Pallets are just wood, so if you collect enough of them it makes sense that you would be able to construct a home.It might take ages to actually get the pallets, but if you can find a good source and have a DIY mindset, it’s completely possible to create a home strictly out of pallets.A pallet emergency home. Live in an Outbuilding The inner farmer in me desperately wants to live in one of these homes. Not only do they look beautiful, they repurpose one of the oldest farming structures we have — the silo.Most homes don’t have a circular layout, simply because it’s annoying to build and can be slightly impractical. But by reusing a silo and working it into your home’s design, you get a unique look while also making use of something that would have been torn down.More silo home examples.Create a Shipping Container Home Before you raise your eyebrows, hempcrete is a real thing and it is a useful building material. Hemp contains a lot of silica which makes it blend with lime well.You might say, “Who cares, just use concrete!” But hemp is a fantastic industrial crop, with hundreds of uses. If hempcrete gained popularity as a building material, that may be enough to get hemp more widely grown in the United States.Learn all about hempcrete. SaveSavesourceAlthough this isn’t the most glamorous option, it’s simply a fact of life that buying a fixer-upper is a great alternative housing option. For those of you who are do-it-yourselfers, you can save a lot of money by buying an “ugly” house and doing a lot of the cleanup work yourself.In fact, when I purchase my first home, I will likely be either building it from scratch (and documenting it here for you all), or buying a fixer-upper and modifying it heavily!Enter the Future in an Ecocapsule Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Outbuildings used to be more popular than they are now, mostly because lot sizes were larger back in the olden days. If you’re stuck for a place to live, consider scoping out properties for old outbuildings that aren’t being used at all.You can talk to the landowner and pitch them on you living in the outbuilding, perhaps in exchange for some landscaping work or handiwork around the property.Modular Igloos? When I first heard about this, I pictured a snowy climate. But modular igloos are actually a “thing” that exist outside of the snow! It’s just a hyper-compact living space, usually intended for shorter-term camping.But I see no reason why you shouldn’t be able to live in a modular igloo for longer periods of time, so long as you have a stable piece of property to place it on. Learn more about modular igloos.Live in a Trailer In my hometown of San Diego, green roofs are becoming big business. While most of the roofing projects in my area are more about xeriscaping and using little water, in other areas of the country there are water-capturing green roofs installed on rooftops across the city.Green roofs not only look amazing, but reduce the “urban heat island” phenomenon that urban environments suffer from. The more you know…Earth Berm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The photos of the alternate housing are so much fun. Wouldn’t it be great to live in one of them? My husband would like the house boat home, photo number 6, the boat house named the “Greenhouse”. Is that grass growing on the walls of photo number 1? The brown patterns in the green grass walls must be the chinch bug invasion, or maybe mole cricket damage….LOL I want to see how they mow that! Number 4 photo of the Fixer- Upper House, yeah, it sure is! The others with glass and plastic bottles remind me I still want to go see Solomon’s Castle near Arcadia…..(drain the swamp) and the Coral Castle also. On the bucket list “to do”, still churning around in my mind. Last time I went close near Arcadia all I saw was endless pine trees, cows, and passing motorcycle gangs. Please enter your name here The tiny house movement is sweeping the country. You know it’s jumping the shark when there’s an HGTV show! That being said, there’s a lot of value in considering living in a tiny house.You can often construct them for pennies compared to a normal home, and most can be made portable to give you the ability to take your home on the road. If I build a home, you better believe that it’ll be a tiny home.Check out the 13+ Best Tiny House Books.Live in a Converted Silo Please enter your comment! TAGSHousing Previous articleGlioblastoma Brain Tumors: What is John McCain going up against?Next articleMurphy Bill to empower small businesses passes US House Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1 COMMENT I grew up in an area without many trees, and certainly not trees big enough to build a treehouse in. But some people have made this lifestyle work, even taking it as far as renting their treehouses out on Airbnb for other people to test drive the treehouse lifestyle.If you’ve always wanted to build a tree house and fulfill your childhood dream, there are a lot of resources to get you started. Here’s a good link to put you on the right path.FutureShack If silo homes are a farming example of repurposed buildings, shipping containers are the everyman example. Shipping container construction is probably one of the biggest growing sectors of alternative housing in the United States today.In fact, commercial business owners are getting on board as well. There are shipping container bars, clothing stores, and exhibits popping up all over the place.Building a shipping container home.Shelter Carts for the Homeless Now we get to a more basic and obvious example: prefabricated homes. The market is exploding with different types of prefab housing, filling niches like green, minimalist, luxury, and more.Most of us are interested in unique housing options but don’t have the chops to build them out ourselves. This is where prefab homes are the most valuable. You can often get them for much cheaper than a standard track home.Make a House Out of Plastic Bottles Cob houses have been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. It’s an old-school building method that has experienced a resurgence in popularity as alternative housing ideas are becoming mainstream once again.It’s a simple process that doesn’t require a lot of equipment. Cob homes are often small, minimalistic, natural, and local, satisfying a deep craving in some of us who wish for a return to simpler times.If you’re interested in Cob housing, check out Alexander’s This Cob House website.Live in an RV LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Reply Now for a look at a very practical type of alternative housing. For many homeless people, their ‘home’ are the streets. That’s not much of a home, which is where shelter carts come into play.These are ultra-portable moving homes that can be pushed around the city for those that are homeless. Because many homeless people are already pushing around shopping cars or other movable storage systems, the shelter cart is a natural next step.Shelter cart background and more information. Stylish and Simple Prefab Homes Earth berms, or Earth-sheltered homes, are better recognized as “hobbit holes” for some of you who are fans of Lord of the Rings. In essence, this type of housing involves using nature as one (or more) of the walls of your home.In the picture above, these farm homes in Keldur, Iceland are built into a natural hill and used as a way to shelter their owners from the elements.Use Earth Bagslast_img read more

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Manu Tuilagi looking happy and at home as he starts training with new club Sale Sharks

first_imgTuesday Jul 14, 2020 Manu Tuilagi looking happy and at home as he starts training with new club Sale Sharks Manu Tuilagi’s arrival at Sale Sharks may have only been announced yesterday, but the England centre has already begun training with his new club. ADVERTISEMENTLeicester Tigers fans should look away now as Sale shared photos of their former player and crowd favourite training at the Carrington ground. Steve Diamond has wasted no time in bleeding the 29-year-old into his new squad as preparations mount for the return to action in August. While Tuilagi’s departure had been expected after his failed contract negotiations with Leicester at the beginning of the month, his move to the AJ Bell Stadium was only announced on Monday, ending his eleven-year association with the Tigers. Though the British and Irish Lion was one of a number of players that left after refusing to sign a new contract, his departure probably cuts the deepest given the fact that he has played his entire club career so far at Welford Road and it ends the long line of Tuilagis that have worn the green, red and white of Leicester. Having said that, his older brother Andy also played for Sale for three seasons. The centre joins a Sale side that are tipped to make a strong push during the second half of the Gallagher Premiership season. Most noticeably, his partnership with the equally sizeable Rohan Janse van Rensburg in the centres is something that has drawn a lot of attention. ADVERTISEMENTThe arrival of Sam Hill from Exeter Chiefs leaves the Sharks spoilt for choice in the midfield going forward. The Sharks are already sitting in second place behind Exeter, and had won five from six league matches in 2020 before the season was suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Adding a player of the calibre of Tuilagi will only enhance their chances of a successful end to the season. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

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appiChar offers some Christmas fun

first_img Howard Lake | 15 December 2008 | News Tagged with: christmas Consulting & Agencies London appiChar offers some Christmas fun About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. IT services provider appiChar is offering up to £400 of chocolates and wine to the person or people who spot the charity posters that they sponsor on the London Underground.Each year appiChar pays for one of its customers, Contact the Elderly, to have posters printed for display all around London Underground.In the past they have have asked their staff to try and spot them and given a prize to the first one found.This year, the competition is open to “anyone and everyone”. To take part:* if you see a poster send an email to [email protected] with the location of the poster* you will need to get a photo of the poster and either email or text it to appiChar.* the first correct entrant will win £50 worth of wine and chocolates (chocolates from Charity Flowers)* the next 9 pictures we get in will all get a box of chocolates* there is only one prize per poster and per entrant, and staff at appiChar and Contact the Elderly can not enter.The closing date for the competition is Christmas Day 2008.www.appichar.co.uk/xmaschocs.htm  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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The Pasadena Museum of California Art Mourns the Death of Chairman Emeritus David Partridge

first_img Subscribe People The Pasadena Museum of California Art Mourns the Death of Chairman Emeritus David Partridge From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | 12:59 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * David Partridge, Chairman Emeritus of the Pasadena Museum of California (PMCA), who led the museum’s Board of Directors with passion, integrity and grace for four years, died Saturday, March 29, 2014 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.“David was such a huge presence,” said Jim Crawford, Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. “His excitement about the museum and his generosity of spirit was infectious. This is an enormous loss for all of us at the PMCA and for the arts community in general.”Known for his candor and energy, Mr. Partridge was a founding Board Member of the PMCA and served as its Treasurer and Vice Chairman before assuming the Chairmanship in 2010. His commitment to the advancement of California art was an inspiration; although he and his wife Cathie collected contemporary and modern art, he championed the historical aspect of the museum’s mission equally.Mr. Partridge encouraged the staff’s efforts to mount more scholarly and challenging exhibitions, supporting catalogues and research. He proved instrumental in realizing the critically acclaimed exhibitions and catalogues L.A. RAW: Abject Expressionism in Los Angeles 1945-1980, From Rico Lebrun to Paul McCarthy and Edgar Payne: The Scenic Journey.Under his stewardship, the museum established a new support group, the Ambassador Circle, and brought countless new supporters and patrons to the museum. “It truly has been a privilege to work closely with David Partridge. He was an insightful and tireless leader, pushing all of us–the board and staff alike–to do our very best,” said Executive Director Jenkins Shannon. “He was a funny, loving and exacting man. We are so grateful for what he did for the museum.”Born in Flint, Michigan in 1938, Mr. Partridge attended the University of Michigan and then Harvard Business School. A San Marino resident, he was President of Data Devices International, a computer and network security company. He and his wife Cathie, a painter and longtime board member of Kidspace Children’s Museum, were founding members of the Museum of Contemporary Art and active members of the Fellows of Contemporary Art, the Pasadena Art Alliance and Young Presidents’ Organization.At the PMCA board meeting in mid-March, 2014, Mr. Partridge resigned from his position as Chairman. Jim Crawford was elected by a unanimous vote to be his successor at that same meeting. “At the last meeting David stressed how the museum has grown and how there is more work to be done. There is, and the board is looking forward to continuing the initiatives that David started.” said Mr. Crawford, who joined the board in 2009 and has served as its Vice Chairman since 2010. He is an architect and a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Richard Meier & Partners. Mr. Crawford played a key role during the design and construction of The Getty Center, the San Jose Civic Center, the new Federal Courthouse in San Diego, an Art School on the UCLA campus and other major projects around the world. Mr. Crawford attended the University of California, Berkeley and was recently appointed to the College of Environmental Design Dean’s Advisory Council. “It is an honor to assume his mantle and to work with all of my colleagues on the board to move forward,” he added.Mr. Partridge is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Cathie and their children Michael and Monica.The Pasadena Museum of California Art opened in 2002. Its mission is to present the breadth of California art and design through exhibitions that explore the cultural dynamics and influences that are unique to California. It is located at 490 East Union Street, Pasadena. For general information call (626) 568-3665 or visit www.pmcaonline.org.For additional information, contact Emma Jacobson-Sive, Director of Public Relations at [email protected] or at (626) 568-3665 ext. 12. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

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‘Pendency Of Cheque Dishonour Cases Grotesque’ : Supreme Court Urges Centre To Create Additional Courts For Sec 138 NI Act

first_imgTop Stories’Pendency Of Cheque Dishonour Cases Grotesque’ : Supreme Court Urges Centre To Create Additional Courts For Sec 138 NI Act LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 March 2021 4:09 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday urged the Central Government to consider the establishment of additional courts to deal with the “grotesque” problem of pendency of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.A Constitution Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the power under Article 247 of the Constitution…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday urged the Central Government to consider the establishment of additional courts to deal with the “grotesque” problem of pendency of cheque dishonour cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.A Constitution Bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the power under Article 247 of the Constitution to create additional courts is “coupled with a duty”.The CJI told the SG that as per the law laid down by the Supreme Court, a “judicial impact assessment” is necessary before the enactment of a statute. The impact of the new law on the judicial system has to be assessed while making a law. The CJI cited the instance of courts in Bihar being flooded with thousands and thousands of bail applications after the passing of the liquor prohibition act.”Negotiable Instruments Act contribute to over 30% pendency. When Section 138 was made, impact assessment was not done. Why can’t it be done now? We want you to exercise this power”, the CJI told the SG.A bench comprising the CJI, Justices L Nageswara Rao, BR Gavai, AS Bopanna and S Ravindra Bhat was considering the suo moto case taken to evolve measures to expedite trial of cheque bounce cases under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act(In Re Expeditious Trial of Cases Under Section 138 of the N.I Act).The CJI suggested that even a temporary law can be made for creation of additional courts.”The backlog problem caused by Section 138 cases is grotesque. You may even make a temporary legislation. You may appoint even retired judges”, the CJI said.The Solicitor General replied that he personally felt this was a “welcome solution” but added that “wide ranging consultations” might be necessary to work out the “nitty-gritties”.The SG said that the Government is open to the idea but the issue needs wide consultations and sought time for consultations at the highest level. Following this, the matter was adjourned till next Wednesday.Earlier, the Centre was not favoring the idea of additional courts, and the Ministry of Finance had submitted certain alternate suggestions. However, the Court yesterday told Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee that the suggestions of the Ministry are “inadequate”.Yesterday, the Court had made a prima facie observation that the Centre has a duty to create additional courts for better administration of the NI Act, as per Article 247 of the Constitution.Article 247 of the Constitution speaks of the power of the Parliament to provide for the establishment of certain additional courts in respect of matters under the Union List.The order passed by a 3-judge bench comprising CJI Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat yesterday reads as follows :”Prima facie we are of the view that the Article confers a power coupled with a duty on the Union to establish additional courts for the better administration of laws made by the Parliament. There is no doubt or dispute about the fact that matters under NI Act have posed what by now has become an intractable problem and accounts for close to 30-40 per cent of pendency in trial courts and very high percentage in High Courts also. ASG Sri Vikramjit Banerjee however submitted that the Ministry of Finance has suggested that instead of setting up additional special courts certain measures specified by them(in their Office Memorandum) be implemented. It is not necessary to reproduce or analyse the impact of measure suggested by the Union. Suffice to say, having gone through the measures, and having heard the learned counsel on the said measures, we find that the measures, to say the least, are inadequate for the purpose”.Next Storylast_img read more

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Clocks go back this weekend

first_img Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Facebook Google+ Previous articleGardai say they will break their strike if victims are in dangerNext articleIRA informer found dead admin A reminder that clocks go back this weekend.Winter Time will begin at 1am this Sunday, 30th October and run until 26th March 2017.Clocks and watches are to be put back at 1am on Sunday morning. Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Homepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems By admin – October 29, 2016 WhatsApp Clocks go back this weekend RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more

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Buncrana man admits biting incident in Derry

first_img Facebook A Buncrana man bit a man on the knee so hard it left a hole in his jeans, a court has heard.Ryan Phelan, of Big Home, Tullydish, Buncrana, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm on March 18, last year.He also admitted assaulting the injured party’s girlfriend and causing damage to a pair of jeans.Derry Magistrate’s Court heard the 28-year-old was in a city centre bar when he grabbed a woman by the breast.He got into an argument with her boyfriend and slapped him across the face.Phelan also punched the man on the jaw and a scuffle ensued.The court was told the 28-year-old bit the man on the knee and drew blood. He also ripped a hole in the man’s jeans.District Judge Peter King suspended a six month sentence for two years and ordered Phelan to pay the injured party £250 compensation.He said ‘this sort of behaviour is completely and utterly unacceptable’.The judge warned Phelan ‘you can’t go around bars in this city biting people to the extent you draw blood’. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Buncrana man admits biting incident in Derry Google+ Pinterest Twitter Twittercenter_img Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project By admin – May 23, 2015 Google+ LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Previous articleMan due in court in Omagh following Augher stabbingNext articleReferendum count gets underway admin Pinterest Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Excessive use of handbrake led to crash that killed young mother and daughter

first_img Twitter Excessive use of handbrake led to crash that killed young mother and daughter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Pinterest By News Highland – March 4, 2011 WhatsApp An inquest has heard how a teenage mother and her daughter died in a two vehicle collision when a tyre burst in Letterkenny in Co Donegal in 2008.Excessive use of the handbrake, including handbrake turns or dohnuts, by driver Christopher Hanlon, contributed to an accident which killed his 16-year-old girlfriend Kerry Anne Meehan and their three-month-old baby daughter Neisha in June 2008.The three had been in the Toyota car when the tyre blew out and caused it to crash into an oncoming 4×4 at Tullygay in Letterkenny.Meehan was pronounced dead at the scene whilst the baby later died of her head injuries at Letterkenny Hospital.The Garda who inspected both vehicles in the crash said the rear tyres of the Toyota were worn in patches as a result of excessive handbrake use .Christopher Hanlon was sentenced to 240 hours community service last November after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving which caused the death of his girlfriend and baby daughter. Twitter Google+center_img Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Facebook Previous articleAppeal hearing begins of 3 people guilty of murdering Jim McFaddenNext articleMayor of Donegal will not travel to US for St Patricks Day News Highland Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored News Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 WhatsApp Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary last_img read more

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