TFL HANDS OUT £320M IN TUBE REPAIR JOBS

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Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Schierle House / Matthias Benz

first_img Area:  304 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Schierle House / Matthias BenzSave this projectSaveSchierle House / Matthias Benz Houses Save this picture!© Rathschek Schiefer+ 19 Share CopyHouses•Gerzen, Germany Photographs:  Rathschek Schiefer, Thomas BenzText description provided by the architects. Anyone who has visited a German city’s peripheral area knows what we mean when we refer to a “typical German home.” They are clear-colored houses, with pitched roofs and PVC windows, existing in all imaginable sizes and proportions. Together with a church and train station they form the “typical German peripheral town.” Save this picture!© Rathschek SchieferIt was in one of these town, located at the outskirts of Munich, that a family formed by a married couple and their daughter stated the objectives for their home; that is, to build and inhabit a house, that would sensibly respect tradition, but at the same time provide an individual and contemporary style. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzTheir home would have to replace the remains of a previous farm, on a 2000-sq.m.-site defined by a gentle hill slope and an excellent view over the town. The strict urban regulations allowing only pitched-roof buildings challenged the client’s desire for individuality. In addition, in order to avoid the rejection from the neighbors, it was important to abstain from anything that could alter the panoramic view over the valley they already enjoyed. The project was approached as an opportunity to re-interpret the traditional architectural language aiming at a goal that besides being innovative and functional would provide new building terms through recyclable materials and the use of contemporary energy solutions. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzA simple geometry was adopted for the house, combining two solid volumes enabling not only to maintain but improve the neighboring homes view over the valley. White is the companion for the peace of the sleeping and resting areas. The volume containing the spaces to be shared by the family was characterized through slate-stone facades and roof. Working with Rathscheck Schiefer, a special emphasis was placed on developing the capabilities to build with slate stone, stressing the solution of corner details. Through the integration of the pitched roof required by city planning regulations plus the vertical shifting needed to adapt to the hillside, a volume evoking a modern monolith, covered by an ancient over 400-million-year material, whose silky glitter attains the perfect environmental integration, was obtained. Save this picture!© Thomas BenzThe use of recyclable materials and inclusion of energy saving concepts are fully integrated to this work. A wood structure with flax insulation, cellulose, and wood-fiber board was the option selected to obtain a thermal conductivity coefficient of 0.14W/m²K as average value for all the facades. A heating pump with five 35-meter-depth geothermal probes benefits from the earth-generated/stored heat for heating purposes. The great windows placed at the south façade allow the maximum use of natural light, while the 4-meter-hight obtained through vertical shifting to adapt to ground displacement takes advantage of the currents ascending the slope to ventilate interiors in summer. Save this picture!sections and conceptsThe total energy consumption of this home is 65% under the values permitted by German Energy Norms (ENEV). This achievement allowed the house to be included into a “sustainable architecture” tour organized by Bavaria’s Chamber of Architecture on 2009. To round off the ecological concept used, a second phase will be approached adding photovoltaic panels and rain water collectors.Save this picture!© Thomas BenzProject gallerySee allShow lessSan Diego Waterfront / Breadtruck Films + Lindsay Brown StudioArticlesMirage House / SupersudakaArticles Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/66853/schierle-house-matthias-benz Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/66853/schierle-house-matthias-benz Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Germany Photographs 2008 ArchDaily Schierle House / Matthias Benz Projects Architects: Matthias Benz Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMatthias BenzOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesGerzenGermanyPublished on July 01, 2010Cite: “Schierle House / Matthias Benz” 01 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officePerkins&WillOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PauloIcebergSão PauloBrazilPublished on December 26, 2017Cite: “Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will” 26 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesSynthetics / AsphaltMitrexSolar RoofMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalPlumbingSanifloGreywater Pump – Sanifast®SWH190WoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodMembranesEffisusAVCL Systems for FacadesSinksCosentinoBathroom Collection – Silestone® WashbasinsDoorsStudcoPocket Door Trims – CavKitWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Surface Finish – prePATINA-LineHanging LampsEureka LightingSuspended Lights – BloomMetallicsBaileyFacade Systems- I-Line Snap-On Feature ChannelMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?永沐阳光之下的木格栅别墅 Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will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 2016 Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 41 Share Year:  Area:  1500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886045/flamboyant-residence-perkins-plus-will Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/886045/flamboyant-residence-perkins-plus-will Clipboard Architects: Perkins&Will Area Area of this architecture project Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will ArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Nelson KonEngineering / Construction:CPA EngenhariaFoundations Projects:ApoioStructure Project:BenedictsPlumbing And Electrical:Fit EngMechanical / Air Conditioning:KSGLandscape Design:Camila VicariAudio And Video Design, Automation And Security:Oguri, Audio e VideoLegal Project:PS2Wood Grid Structure:Hélio OlgaLight Design:Laura LarrubiaPlumbing:Fit EngElectrical:Fit EngCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodText description provided by the architects. Recycled wood grid merges internal and external areas in this residence at Alto de Pinheiros neighbourhood. Residence at Alto de Pinheiros uses a structural grid of reclined wood as an integrating element of the common areas, respecting the vegetation and the existing trees on the site. Perkins+Will has been hired by a family from São Paulo to build its new residence, located at Alto de Pinheiros; a traditional and predominantly residential district of São Paulo. The site, with approximately 1,000 square meters, has been acquired by customers due to its natural characteristics; about 50% of it was occupied by a generous garden, including an imposing Flamboyant. Therefore, respect for the existing conditions on the site would become the great challenge in this project.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nelson KonThe first initiative was to understand the characteristics present, rather than any definition of a party. It has been decided to claim the Flamboyant as the main character, making all other solutions were thought and modelled according to their characteristics. Located on the eastern corner of the terrain, the Flamboyant has been digitally scanned, including its branches, thus being able to set constructive guidelines without threatening your well-being.Once defined the protagonist, it should be visible by all; according to this principle, the living/dining room and gourmet balcony (common and reception areas) should be closely linked to it. These areas were covered by a structural wooden grid (developed together with the structural engineer Hélio Olga) that intertwines them and connects the garden from the bottom of the terrain to the street, which is the most striking architectural element. The design of this structure was only possible thanks to the three-dimensional mapping of the beginning of the process, therefore the dimensions and heights of the grid were defined to reduce the impact to the maximum the landscape.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Nelson KonOther aspects of the residence include: Lighting that dramatizes the landscaping; Glass coatings facilitate the connection between the internal and external areas of the residence; The upper patio overlooking the garden; Gourmet kitchen in the middle of the living room, 100% integrated into the main environments of the house and the garden. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe program requested for this residence includes: Living / Dining Room and Gourmet Balcony Kitchen and Breakfast Room Intimate Room, Office and Exercise Room Six suites, four of them for parents’ children, Subsoil with a vacancy for 06 cars, service area, warehouses, technical area and dormitories of employees. Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow less8 Common Materials You May Not Have Realized Are SustainableArticlesRichard Meier & Partners International Projects To Look For In 2018Architecture News Share “COPY” Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+WillSave this projectSaveFlamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will Houseslast_img read more

Council defer adoption of preferred routes on Ten-T network

first_img Facebook Council defer adoption of preferred routes on Ten-T network FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleBishop Boyce officially retires from ministerial lifeNext articleConsultation confirmed for Trusk Road Ballybofey housing proposal News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Donegal County Council has deferred the adoption of preferred routes on the Ten-T network until next week.Councillors were to have signed of on the preferred routes at a meeting yesterday, but it was felt by some members that the decision was being rushed and more time was needed.The isue will now be on the agenda at a special meeting to take place tomorrow week, April 24th.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says the level of consultation with landowners prior to last evening’s discussion was also an issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/cb1gfhgfhgfhgf0t1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 16, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Jackson’s concert becomes holiday tradition

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 10:01 pm Monday, December 8, 2008 Sponsored Content Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Jackson’s concert becomes holiday tradition The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University. Shelia Jackson and Company is a presentation of the Troy Arts Council.“Shelia’s concert is one of the most popular productions that the Troy Arts Council has sponsored in several years,” said Kristi Drinkwater, TAC president. “Her concert has quickly become a Christmas tradition, and I can’t think of a better way to ring in the holidays.“Shelia does a good job of involving a lot of people in the community. She really focuses on local talent. She includes the band members and singers who play, sing and perform as a part of the concert. Shelia likes to use people from our area and that is special in itself.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Book Nook to reopen Some events are so popular they, almost instantly, become traditions.The Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert is one.For the third year now, Shelia Jackson and Company will help ring in the holiday season in Pike County with a Christmas concert for all ages. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Jackson said the Christmas concert will have something for everyone. Of course, the focus will be on the Christmas season but there will also be some jazz and a few popular tunes.“We’ll offer a variety of music,” Jackson said. “The band is outstanding and six great singers will back me up. It should be a good show. We’re all looking forward to it.”Tickets for the Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert are $10. Tickets are available at Ideal Graphics and the Troy Tourism Office and will be available at the door.This is a TAC patrons’ event and reserved seating is provided for patrons. “We invite everyone to join us for this wonderful holiday event as we celebrate the coming of the Christmas season,” Drinkwater said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day As good as the supporting talent is, it’s Jackson who steals the spotlight.“Shelia is a great talent and not just locally,” Drinkwater said. “She has received state and national recognition. And, we are honored that she is willing to share her talent with us. It will be a real treat to have her and her band perform for us this Thursday.”The Shelia Jackson and Company Christmas Concert is the TAC’s way of getting the Christmas season underway in a wonderful way.“If doesn’t put you in the Christmas spirit, I don’t know what will,” Drinkwater said. “Especially, when Shelia sings ‘O Holy Night.’ It will bring tears to your eyes.” You Might Like Troy sports arena’s fate hinges on funding, location The construction of a new Multi-Purpose Sports Arena on Troy’s campus is still a work in progress, but one that… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Skiplast_img read more

Watercolors featured at Johnson Center

first_img Published 8:41 pm Friday, June 4, 2010 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Marilyn Phillis said she was so excited about the facility that she could hardly sleep that first night she was here,” White said.“She said she was amazed that a small town like Troy could have such an outstanding facility and such high quality exhibitions. She has a friend who works for American Artist Magazine and she was going to suggest that the magazine do an article about the Johnson Center for the Arts. She was blown away by our facility and it’s exciting to know that someone of her standing in the arts appreciates what we have.”The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition features some of the most outstanding artwork by watercolor artists from across the nation.“This is a national exhibit and it includes a large number of Alabama artists,” White said. “Seventeen awards were presented and the works are labeled as winners of the 69th annual Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition,” White said. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Brundidge presents new city plan to residents A handful of residents gathered at Brundidge station Thursday for the final presentation of a comprehensive city plan by the… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author “The school groups that visited the watercolor exhibition have loved it,” White said. “It’s very colorful and the children could relate to the artwork. Susan Berry, a Johnson Center docent, led the school tours and the children were impressed by the fact that such incredible works of art could be produced using watercolors that are basically the same as those that come in the tin watercolor boxes they have at school and at home.”While all young eyes were on the art, adults who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts have been impressed with the facility as well as the quality of the artwork, White said.Marilyn Phillis of Wheeling, West Virginia, was the juror for the exhibition, which was selected from more than 300 submissions to the annual competition. Watercolors featured at Johnson Center Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Some of the artists have achieved Signature Status, which is awarded to those who have received awards at the required number of exhibitions.“Signature Status is a big deal,” White said. “The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s exhibition is so varied that everyone should be able to find something that appeals to him or her. It is a wonderful exhibition and we invite everyone to visit the Johnson Center during this special exhibition.”Hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.The Johnson Center for the Arts is located at 300 East Walnut Street in Troy in the former Troy Post Office building. The Watercolor Society of Alabama’s 69th Annual Exhibition which runs through July 17 at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy is proving to be one of the most popular exhibitions at the local arts center.The exhibition features the 17 award winners who were selected from 101 works by artists from 22 states.Wiley White, Center development director, said response to the exhibition has been very positive from all who have visited the Johnson Center for the Arts. Print Article 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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

School employees face charges in alleged assault of 6 non-verbal special needs children

first_imgFairfax County Police Department(VIENNA, Virginia) — Several school employees in northern Virginia’s Fairfax County are facing charges after a police investigation revealed that six non-verbal children with intellectual disabilities had been assaulted.Detectives believe the children were assaulted at Freedom Hill Elementary School in the town of Vienna, 11 miles east of Arlington, between April and September by Fairfax County Public Schools staff who provided direct instruction and support to special needs students. The alleged abuse ranged from assault and battery to cruelty and injuries to the children, according to a press release from the Fairfax County Police Department.The police investigation began in September when a concerned teacher noticed bruising on one of the students and contacted the school administration as well as Child Protective Services.Evidence was presented on Monday to a grand jury who indicted three current and former Fairfax County Public Schools employees, who police say were either involved in the assaults or had knowledge they were taking place and did not report them.Cylmeera Gastav, 48, of Herndon, Virginia, was charged with one felony count of cruelty and injuries to children and three misdemeanor counts of assault and battery. Cecilia Maria Benavides, 59, of Alexandria, Virginia, was charged with one felony count of cruelty and injuries to children and 12 counts of misdemeanor assault and battery, according to police.The previous principal of Freedom Hill Elementary School — Scott Bloom, 39, of Reston Virginia — was charged with failure to report after detectives learned that complaints of suspected abuse toward students were brought to Bloom’s attention during his tenure in the 2018-2019 school year but he didn’t flag them to Child Protective Services or police, as required by law.The school’s current principal and administration reported the concerns immediately, and the Fairfax County Public Schools administration and security have been fully cooperative with the entire investigation, police said.Fairfax County Public Schools superintendent Scott Brabrand said two of the individuals facing charges are no longer working for the school district, while the third is on leave.“We are saddened and distressed by these allegations involving our employees,” Brabrand said in a letter to Freedom Hill Elementary School parents on Monday. “I want to apologize to the students and families impacted by these events. There is no greater responsibility of a school system than the safety and well-being of our students and, as a result of these incidents, we have learned that we need to do more. Our teachers and staff have been trained in best practices and legal requirements regarding mandated reporting of suspected abuse. We are in the process of updating the policy and regulation that covers the procedures for reporting cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to ensure that all of us understand our reporting obligations.”Fairfax County Public Schools chief operating officer Marty Smith said the school district “was first made aware of the allegations in September and took immediate steps to address the situation.”“Staff members that were identified were immediately removed from the school and placed on leave for the duration of the investigation,” Smith said in a statement Monday. “Our human resources team immediately began an administrative investigation concurrently with the criminal investigation. Experienced special education teachers were assigned to the classroom to replace those on leave and to provide support and instruction to the students. Families were contacted regarding the staffing changes and additional supports will continue to be available for students and staff.”Smith called the allegations “disturbing.”“We are deeply saddened by this situation and resolve to do all we can to support our students, their families and others who have been impacted by these events,” he added. “We encourage all students, volunteers and community members who have knowledge or information about possible concerns at other schools, to come forward and share them with police or trusted adults as soon as possible.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Psychology, Adjunct

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