New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Mauritius Hotels Limited (NMHL.mu) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNew Mauritius Hotels Limited indulges in the hospitality sector primarily, where together with the company’s subsidiaries, it operates through four segments; hotel operations, tour operating, airline and inland catering, and property development. Respectively, the hotel operations segment covers operations in Mauritius, Seychelles, and Morocco. The tour operations segment involves activities in Mauritius, France, the United Kingdom, Italia, and South Africa. The flight and inland catering segment caters to operations in Mauritius. The property development segment refers to activities in Morocco and to be started in Mauritius. New Mauritius Hotels Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAmazon Previous articlePost-hurricane repairs underway at Lake Apopka North ShoreNext articleFEMA launches online directory for help with hurricane recovery Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 From the Orlando Economic Partnership On September 7, Amazon announced plans to build a second headquarters, opening a bidding war among cities. The Orlando Economic Partnership is building a strong case for why our region is the best location for Amazon’s HQ2, using our compelling “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it.” brand by highlighting our assets and strengths as a region. Those assets include our strong infrastructure with rail, road, air and sea connectivity along with the plentiful pipeline of talent with more than 500,000 students enrolled within a 100-mile radius of the city. I believe our culture of innovation, inclusiveness, and commitment to sustainability, key corporate values for Amazon, also strengthens our case.In Florida, our proposal is due to Enterprise Florida on October 9, and the state bid is due to Amazon on October 19. A final decision is expected in 2018.Project overviewIn its RFP, Amazon states that its project will hire as many as 50,000 new, full-time employees with an average annual total compensation exceeding $100,000 over the next 10 to 15 years. The project is expected to have over $5 billion in capital expenditures. Amazon estimates its investments in Seattle from 2010 through 2016 resulted in an additional $38 billion to the city’s economy.In choosing the location for HQ2, Amazon has a preference for:Metropolitan areas with more than one million peopleA stable and business-friendly environmentUrban or suburban locations with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talentCommunities that think big and creatively when considering locations and real estate optionsHQ2 could be, but does not have to be:An urban or downtown campusA similar layout to Amazon’s Seattle campusA development-prepped siteAmazon wants to encourage states/provinces and communities to think creatively for viable real estate options, while not negatively affecting its preferred timeline.Further intelligence:Most critical differentiator among eligible sites is mass transit to the door.Site selection is expected in Q1 2018, likely January or February.Other Florida locations invited by Amazon to respond were Tampa and Jacksonville. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale will also submit.Orlando Economic Partnership Proposal and ResponseOur staff is already tackling the preparation of the response; RED team (gov’t partners) has been engaged; OEP staff assigned by topic are at work assembling information requested to tell our story.Our response will contain multiple real estate sites, but be limited to the best sites that meet Amazon’s minimum requirements. We will convene parties providing/supporting participating sites and collaboratively prepare an aggressive proposal, positioning Orlando as the perfect location for Amazon HQ2.Engaging the region for “Amazon HQ2”The public nature of Amazon’s RFP has many around the nation buzzing about “who will land this mega-project.” Here in Orlando, the interest is certainly at a heightened level with the recent announcements of KPMG, Verizon, Deloitte, ADP, and others coming to Central Florida for many of the same attributes Amazon is looking for.To fully respond to this opportunity, in a manner consistent with our values of being visionary, inclusive, disciplined and collaborative, we are soliciting support and insight from companies, local governments, educational partners and others. We’ve already begun to bring together key community leaders with experience in national and international bidding competitions to leverage the success of our tourism and sports industries to bolster our bid for Amazon HQ2. Should we advance in the process, we have ideas about the engagement of a broader Bid Committee. However, at this phase in the process, we are focused on the best proposal we can submit. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
Please enter your comment! By Robert V. Kozinets, and first published on theconversation.comThe people of the United States continue to learn how polarized and divided the nation has become. In one study released in late October by the Pew Research Center, Americans were found to have become increasingly partisan in their views. On issues as diverse as health care, immigration, race, and sexuality, Americans today hold more extreme and more divergent views than they did a decade ago. The reason for this dramatic shift is a device owned by more than three out of every four Americans.Americans’ political beliefs have become increasingly polarized. Pew Research CenterAs social media has emerged over the last two decades, I have been studying how it changes innovation and researching the effects of internet communications on consumer opinions and marketing. I developed netnography, one of the most widely used qualitative research techniques for understanding how people behave on social media. And I have used that method to better understand a variety of challenging problems that face not only businesses but governments and society at large.What I have found has shaken up some of the most firmly held ideas that marketers had about consumers – such as how internet interest groups can drive online purchasing and the power of stories, utopian messages and moral lessons to connect buyers with brands and each other. In one of my latest studies, my co-authors and I debunk the idea that technology might make consumers more rational and price-conscious. Instead, we found that smartphones and web applications were increasing people’s passions while also driving them to polarizing extremes.How social media divides peopleWhen people express themselves through social media, they communicate collectively. Rachel Ashman, Tony Patterson and I studied sharing of images of food in an intensive three-year ethnographic and netnographic study of a variety of online and physical sites. We collected and analyzed thousands of pictures, conducted 17 personal interviews and set up a dedicated research webpage where dozens of people shared their “food porn” stories.Our results indicate that people share images of food for a number of reasons, including the desire to nurture others with photos of home-cooked food, to express belonging to certain interest groups like vegans or paleos, or to compete about, for example, who could make the most decadent dessert. But this sharing can become competitive, pushing participants to one-up each other, sharing images of food that look less and less like what regular people eat every day.Here is how it works. Many people start by sharing food images only with people they know well. But once they broaden out to a wider group on social media, several unexpected and startling things begin to happen. First, they find sites where they can feel comfortable expressing their opinions to a like-minded “audience.”This audience creates a community-type feeling, expressing respect and belonging for certain kinds of messages and outrage or contempt for others. Communications innovators in social media communities often also create new language forms, such as the frustrated guys in men’s-rights-oriented social media forums on Reddit bringing new life to the 19th-century word “hypergamy,” or young people creating sophisticated emoji codes in their relationship texting.Through language and example, community members educate one another. They reinforce each others’ thinking and communication. Members of social media communities direct raw emotions into particular interests. For example, a general fear about job security might become channeled through the feedback loops on Facebook into an interest in immigrant jobs and immigration policy.Those feedback loops have even more sensational effects. People use social media to communicate their need for things like money, attention, security, and prestige. But once those people become a part of a social media platform, our research reveals how they start to look for wider audiences. Those audiences show their interest and approval by liking, sharing and commenting. And those mechanisms drive future social media behavior.A monstrous example of ‘food porn.’ Priyan Shailesh ParabIn our study of food image sharing, we wondered why the most popular food porn images depicted massive hamburgers that were impossible to eat, dripping with bacon grease, gummy worms, and sparklers. Or super pizza that contained tacos, macaroni and cheese and fried chicken. The answer was that the algorithms that drive participation and attention-getting in social media, the addictive “gamification” aspects such as likes and shares, invariably favored the odd and unusual. When someone wanted to broaden out beyond his or her immediate social networks, one of the most effective ways to achieve mass appeal turned out to be by turning to the extreme.Taking an existing norm in the community (massive burgers, say) and expanding upon it almost guaranteed a poster a few hundred likes, a dozen supportive comments and 15 minutes of social media glory. As each user tried to top the outrageous image of the user coming before, the extremes of food porn ratcheted toward ever more sensational towering burgers and cakes. Desire for what was once the extremes began to seem normal. And the ends separated farther from the few who remained in the middle.The extreme state of the worldIn our research, we suggested that the exact same mechanisms are at work in general society. As the Pew research revealed, American beliefs have become more partisan and more extreme. Religious beliefs are more fundamentalist. Political figures around the world are more polarized. Language is more crude.Although the divided state of Americans is a bellwether for some of these unwelcome developments, the phenomenon seems to be global. A recent Mashable article blamed social media for fueling the horrific ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, a country where Facebook viewed on mobile devices has become for many people the sole source of news. Hate speech on social media has been a major and growing problem in Europe and Africa for several years now. Around the world, social media is feeding strong partisan talk with attention. Moderation and a balanced approach to ideas and discourse seem to be fading away.The fault for these developments lies, at least in part, in people’s consumption of technology. Even without foreign interference, our research demonstrates that social media is built for polarization and extremes. The basic engagement mechanisms of popular social media sites like Facebook drive people to think and communicate in ever more extreme ways.As people experience how these technological and social changes play out online, they will have to figure out how to adapt and change their behaviors – or risk becoming increasingly divided and driven to extremes.Robert V. Kozinets is the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair of Strategic Public Relations at USC Annenberg, a position he shares with the USC Marshall School of Business. Previously, he has been a marketing professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business, and York University’s Schulich School of Business. He has been widely recognized as an educator, winning the coveted Sidney Levy Teaching Award at the Kellogg School and the Seymour Schulich Teaching Award in Canada. He has also taught courses and classes in Sydney, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Dublin, Bergen (Norway), Glasgow, Paris, Geneva, Auckland, and Tokyo. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here TAGSSocial Mediathe conversation.com Previous articleWhat sort of election will Apopka choose?Next articleHow being kind helps our body, mind, and spirit Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
photographs: Erieta AttaliPhotographs: Erieta AttaliConstruction:ISV constructConstruction Manager:Iasonas KavallinisDesign Principal:Alexander Van GilderProject Architect:Daniela StankovicCity:KifisiaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Erieta Attali Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThis is a major refurbishment project of an old 1960s building that needed a total restoration. Its redevelopment was necessary in order to meet a modern family’s needs and thus redefining the relationship of the building with its context.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe intervention was implemented through two phases, one dated 2007, and the latter in 2012 adding one more level. Most parts from the initial building were demolished. The load bearing structure was the only thing that was kept and was then repaired or retrofitted where needed. After this, it was treated as a completely new project. Save this picture!ElevationsDuring the design, new needs emerged which had to be considered. Firstly, the extension of the building, addition of two extra rooms was decided, one in each floor. Some small internal rooms had to be unified in order to open up the space, and in the second intervention one floor level was added above the part of the building structure, changing the layout, and use of spaces again.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliA great emphasis was given to the entrance of the building as well, as the visitor progressively moves from the public street to the inside of the house. Therefore, a long and wide corridor was designed, alternating from covered to open parts of different heights, and with distinguished perpendicular slits pattern in the wall that lead to the core of interior. The lighting of this corridor is dramatic and the geometry is austere and simple, with materials gradually transitioning from pebbles to wood. Save this picture!Floor PlanFinally, the inner openings enhance the relationship of the house with its environment as an atrium in the middle opens the space up. A pool was also added to this atrium, some covered areas, as well as planting, in order to improve the daily use and quality of life.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe first floor has a private courtyard which is in full viewing contact with the atrium and a large part of the garden. As the entrance corridor, the courtyard starts with wood from inside and changes to pebbles towards the exterior. The external surfaces have special wooden window screens that create a continuous look of the facade and the same pattern repeats in the metal motifs of the fencing. Other materials used are plaster, glass, marble and stainless steel. The atmosphere of tranquility and minimalism of both exterior and the interior are emphasized by light colors: white, beige and grey and the use of materials in its natural texture.Project gallerySee allShow lessNBBJ Designs Towering Shenzhen Campus for Internet GiantUnbuilt ProjectThe Architecture of Alfred HitchcockArticles Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeISV ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentKifisiaHousesRefurbishmentGreecePublished on January 25, 2014Cite: “Villa 153 / ISV Architects” 25 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Chicago, Nov. 2. — Members of Students for Justice in Palestine at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated today with music on the oud and traditional dabke dance. This was prior to a panel examination of the colonizing role played by the Balfour Declaration — which Britain issued on Nov. 2, 1917 — that gave the endorsement of a major imperialist power to the Zionist project by pledging to establish “a national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine.Balfour’s impact was calamitous for the indigenous Palestinian people, most of whom were subsequently expelled from their homeland, especially after Israel was established in 1948. Speakers related the background of the Balfour Declaration, its role in the establishment of Israel, the decades of suffering for the Palestinians that ensued, along with the determined resistance the Palestinian people continue to wage.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Source: NAFB news service Home Energy House Approves Measure to Move Keystone Pipeline Forward By Gary Truitt – May 23, 2013 SHARE House Approves Measure to Move Keystone Pipeline Forward SHARE Facebook Twitter The U.S. House approved the Northern Route Approval Act Wednesday. The legislation would approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline by removing the requirement for a Presidential permit. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas praised the measure’s passage. He said the Keystone Pipeline project has the potential to create 20-thousand direct jobs and 118-thousand indirect jobs. In addition – Lucas said the project will obviously create economic growth. Previous articleSenate Vote to Cut Crop Insurance Funding Angers Corn GrowersNext articleSeed Consultants 5/24/2013 Market update with Gary Wilhelmi Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter
SHARE County Fair Season Coming to a CloseWe are less than a week away from the beginning of the Indiana State Fair which means county fair season is coming to a close. Many local groups have been active all summer in promoting agriculture, including Indiana Farm Bureau county offices.At the Tippecanoe County Fair, “Did you know?” signs fill the fairgrounds with fun facts about Indiana agriculture. Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau President Roger Verhey has been giving out free popcorn at their booth all week long. He talks about how they are trying to educate the public about agriculture.“At that booth we’ve got a trivia wheel and that trivia wheel has got questions on it about the county and state agriculture. The kids get a piece of candy if they get the question right, which nobody ever gets a question wrong, you just guide them through it until they get the question right. We also rented a tractor simulator that we allow the kids in and out of that. We can bale hay, shell corn, or whatever you want to do with it. It kind of gives the kids a feeling of what agriculture is like on the farm.”Verhey told me why he believes it’s so important to educate the kids especially.“Labor seems to be an issue on the farm, so if we can educate the kids and get them in here to where they know what’s going on a farm. They know it’s not like it used to be. We’d bale 5,000 bails a year, but we pick them up with an accumulator now. It’s not by hand like we did back then. We’re going to have to have some boots on the ground out in the field. We’ve got a lot of guys getting ag degrees in ag econ and sales, but I see us lacking in the boots on the ground out on the farm at some point.”This year at the state fair, the Farm Bureau Building features free events, interactive activities and displays, giveaways and farmer testimonials to educate fairgoers about many different areas of agriculture—from farm technology to household products. INFB will again host its annual Taste from Indiana Farms (Aug. 14 – 16) where fairgoers can sample Indiana commodities of all kinds, served by farm families. New this year, INFB is sponsoring Animal Town, a daily interactive exhibit for fairgoers to learn about their favorite farm animals. Lastly, free popcorn is served in the Farm Bureau Building every day from noon to 5 p.m.Verhey is one of the Featured Farmers at this year’s state fair on August 8. SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 29, 2018 Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week: Busy Week in Indiana AgricultureNext articleHeater Joins Ceres Solutions Team Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News County Fair Season Coming to a Close Facebook Twitter County Fair Season Coming to a Close