Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
ArchDaily Manufacturers: By Kamy, Tora BrasilDesing Team:Carlos Costa, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Paula SertórioInterior Design:Diana RadomyslerStructure Engineer:Benedicts EngenhariaContractor:RFMAuthor:Marcio KoganCo Authors:Carolina Castroviejo, Gabriel KoganCity:ItacaréCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The Txai Housemerges elements of the vernacular colorful Bahian Houses with the precise lines of Brazilian Modern architecture. Located in front of a beautiful beach in the city of Itacaré – in the Brazilian northeast – the site of Txai Housereaches 13 meters above the sea level. This topographical condition allowed for, even with the existing treetops, a beautiful view of the coast. To avoid excessive verticalization and still accommodate the entire necessity program, the house rests on two levels without any pavement overlapping. This solution ended up creating a new artificial configuration for the plot, as a second nature, which recomposes the original topography, now with the house settled.Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan+ 53On the lower floor, we have the living room. With a large veranda, all of the window frames can be entirely recessed. The living room then becomes an open space, protected by a large flat pre-stressed slab. The kitchen is joined to this social area, facing the dining room and contained within a wooden volume that also holds a small utility area and a washroom.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGIn front of the veranda-living-room, there is an infinity pool and a solarium with chaise-longs. In the back, a patio with vegetation ends up allowing for cross-ventilation in the area. The structural system was modulated in spans of 9.70m by 6.30m, in a rational domino system. On the roof of this first floor there is an open wooden deck with a wonderful view of the sea. On this second floor are also the bedrooms, located under the pitched roof in colorful wooden and stucco volumes.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThere is no internal connection from the living room and the kitchen with the bedrooms. The trajectories therefore, are always done from the outside, with the garden as passage. The residents experience the climactic conditions while going from one to the other.The bathrooms extend outside of the roof and are all opened to the outside, having their own individual gardens defined by walls, like patios. The doors in front of the rooms look out to a generous 2.5m-wide veranda where the hammocks rest on the recycled wood roof. The mashrabiya doors – a wooden latticed element, traditional in modern and colonial Brazilian architecture – shade the interior of the bedrooms, allowing the breeze to pass; and they can remain completely open for complete control of the interior light.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe materials used in the house are all local. Efforts were made to also have raw finishings that age well in the aggressive tropical coastal climate. In the case of the volumes, using a color chart inspired by the local houses, the architecture sought live and pure colors which, when applied on the wooden mashrabiya, contributes to the durability of the material in creating a thick layer of protection against the salt air.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe House Txai offers a radical experience of integration between the inside and out. It is a place to drink coconut water, swaying in the hammocks. The tropical atmosphere of Bahia impregnates all of the spaces and the contact with the garden is necessary in order to use the house, as it integrates the trajectories of quotidian life.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessAn Interview with Zhu Pei, Pei-Zhu StudioInterviewsArquitectura à Moda do Porto: Episode 8 – The Skylights of PortoVideos Share Brazil Txai House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 53 Share Year: 2014 CopyHouses•Itacaré, Brazil Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611564/txai-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard Area: 640 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Txai House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel KoganSave this projectSaveTxai House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan “COPY” Projects Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Carolina Castroviejo, Gabriel Kogan, Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/611564/txai-house-studio-mk27 Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeStudio MK27OfficeFollowCarolina CastroviejoOfficeFollowGabriel KoganOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesItacaréNundahFernando GuerraHousesTop100FG + SGWoodStudio MK27BrazilPublished on March 23, 2015Cite: “Txai House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan” 23 Mar 2015. 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“COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799618/blemen-house-blemen-architects Clipboard Photographs Save this picture!© Norihito Yamauchi+ 26 Share Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/799618/blemen-house-blemen-architects Clipboard Projects Architects: Blemen Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Blemen House / Blemen Architects Houses ArchDaily Area: 42 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Japan CopyAbout this officeBlemen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJapanPublished on November 18, 2016Cite: “Blemen House / Blemen Architects” 17 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Twitter ReddIt Chris Rios Linkedin Facebook Twitter Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Previous articleSGA, Ignite hold voter drivesNext articleChristian women’s organization creates major following at TCU Chris Rios RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Senior service program kept alive by community leadership Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ printThe historic Stockyards in north Fort Worth is a hot spot for old Western culture in north Texas.David McKnight is an actor in an old Western gunfighting reenacting group known as the “Legends of Texas.”The group travels across the state to perform a comedic-like depiction of dialogue from the Old West, with some gunfire to keep people on their toes.For McKnight, this is more than just something he does after his day job at American Airlines.McKnight is trying to become a union actor and propel his career as a western performer through networking at the Stockyards.Gallery is emptyPowered by Cincopa <a href=’https://www.cincopa.com/media-platform/skins/responsive-video-player-without-playlist’>Video Player</a> for Business solution.<span>no name</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 727</span><span>height</span><span> 409</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 695</span><span>height</span><span> 396</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 712</span><span>height</span><span> 396</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 710</span><span>height</span><span> 393</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 699</span><span>height</span><span> 392</span><span>originaldate</span><span> 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AM</span><span>width</span><span> 715</span><span>height</span><span> 393</span>“If I can get to where I want to be, I’ll be doing movies full time and I’ll take an early retirement from American Airlines,” McKnight said.Having union actor status would give McKnight the opportunity to work with credentials and leverage as far as payment for his work.Working as a musician for over two decades made it easy to transition into acting, he said.McKnight started his new career path in 2014 and since has begun his personal marketing into a connections-based industry.“I am not going to sit back and let someone do it for me,” said McKnight.McKnight’s initiative as lined him up with three projects since April. He is currently waiting on a new production later this year that will be called “Hot Bath, Stiff Drink.”He goes by the stage name “Angus Brodie,” the lead bad guy role in the skit, but visitors and spectators can see just how well he carries himself in that role.A mean face and slow walk may create the right character for the job, but that all seems to change when visitors line up to take pictures with McKnight and the rest of the legends.Performances give McKnight continuous exposure and make it easier for him to network his skills.“He’s definitely getting the practice he needs and exposure to the public,” said Patti Crabtree, Director of the Stockyards Visitor Center.“I feel confident that if he pursues it, he has a pretty good chance at breaking into acting.”David and the rest of the Legends of Texas perform at Stockyard Station off of Exchange Ave after every cattle drive. Western culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actor Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Third annual “Amazing Vietnam” event packs BLUU Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Beach Volleyball aims to push program further in fourth season with annual ‘Purple and White Scrimmage’ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Linkedin + posts TAGSimagemap – interactive Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025
News May 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is worried about poet Saw Wai’s transfer to the notorious Insein prison on 26 January, four days after his arrest for criticising the head of the military government, Gen. Than Shwe, in a coded message in a poem published in the weekly Achit Journal.An enormous detention centre built by the British near Rangoon, Insein has become the symbol of the military regime’s repressive apparatus. It is known for appalling conditions and the frequent use of physical and psychological torture. Receive email alerts May 26, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further MyanmarAsia – Pacific ———————————————————–24.01.2008 – Imprisoned journalist U Win Tin is hospitalized, while poet is arrestedU Win Tin, a well-known journalist who has been imprisoned since July 1989, was taken to a guarded room at Rangoon general hospital on 22 January suffering from a painful hernia. A hospital source said he would undergo an operation in the next few days, after a series of tests. His relatives and friends have been able to visit him in the hospital, although they are checked by the policemen stationed outside his room.At the same time, Saw Wai, a leading poet known for his love poems, was arrested by soldiers on 22 January for writing a Valentine’s Day poem that contained a coded criticism of the head of the military government, Gen. Than Shwe.”In both cases, these men just peacefully expressed their views and we call for their immediate release,” Reporters Without Borders and the Burma Media Association said. “In U Win Tin’s case, the military government’s treatment of a sick old man is criminal. We are very worried about this operation. In Saw Wai’s case, we fear he will be mistreated while in detention. His only crime is to have circumvented censorship in order to say what most Burmese think of the regime.”U Win Tin, who is serving a 20-year sentence for “anti-government propaganda” and other offences, has not received any visits from representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross since the start of 2006. Although he is now held in a special cell in Insein prison, his health has slowly deteriorated. He has high blood pressure and a chronic heart condition. According to the Burmese prison rules, U Win Tin should have been released since July 2005.Saw Wai was arrested the day after his poem, entitled “14 February” was published in the popular weekly Achit Journal (Love Journal). Read vertically, the first words of each line formed the phrase: “Power crazy Senior General Than Shwe.”Both the poet and members of the magazine’s staff were interrogated by military censors about the poem, which circulated widely in Rangoon and boosted the magazine’s sales until it was withdrawn from news stands. Editor Myat Khine was asked to explain how it came to be published.A similar cryptogam was used in an advertisement in the Myanmar Times for a non-existent Swedish travel agency in July 2007. Read backwards, the travel agency’s name said: “Killer Than Shwe.” MyanmarAsia – Pacific Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Follow the news on Myanmar RSF_en RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News News Organisation US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more January 31, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Detained poet transferred to Insein prison News
Two journalists murdered just days apart in Venezuela Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Organisation Receive email alerts May 14, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Shots fired into offices of weekly paper that exposed corruption in Carabobo state Reporters Without Borders today urged regional authorities to step up security after the offices of a weekly newspaper, Dicho y Hecho, which has been exposing corruption, came under fire in Bejuma, Carabobo state in north-central Venezuela. No-one was hurt in the early-hours attack on 11 May but the interior of the premises was damaged and police found scores of impact points on the front of the building.The editor, Ximena Escobar, said that the journalists were determined not to give way to this kind of intimidation. “They want to frighten us but we will not shut up”, she said. Dicho y Hecho, which was launched in 2002, has published a series of investigations into corruption in Bejuma.“We fear that this attack may just be a prelude to more serious attacks, that could physically threaten the staff of Dicho y Hecho”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We hope that the investigation by the regional authorities will quickly produce results and that it will take into account the sensitive issues the newspaper has recently been covering. We also suggest that the journalists involved should be provided with security”, it added. News News VenezuelaAmericas VenezuelaAmericas to go further June 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Venezuela News Help by sharing this information News New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets January 13, 2021 Find out more August 25, 2020 Find out more
Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en Reporters Without Borders today accused the Internet’s biggest search-engine, Google, of “hypocrisy” for its plan to launch a censured version of its product in China, meaning that the country’s Internet users would only be able to look up material approved of by the government and nothing about Tibet or democracy and human rights in China. January 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Google launches censored version of its search-engine March 12, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today accused the Internet’s biggest search-engine, Google, of “hypocrisy” for its plan to launch a censured version of its product in China, meaning that the country’s Internet users would only be able to look up material approved of by the government and nothing about Tibet or democracy and human rights in China.“The launch of Google.cn is a black day for freedom of expression in China,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The firm defends the rights of US Internet users before the US government but fails to defend its Chinese users against theirs. “Google’s statements about respecting online privacy are the height of hypocrisy in view of its strategy in China. Like its competitors, the company says it has no choice and must obey Chinese laws, but this is a tired argument. Freedom of expression isn’t a minor principle that can be pushed aside when dealing with a dictatorship. It’s a principle recognised by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and features in the Chinese national constitution itself. “US firms are now bending to the same censorship rules as their Chinese competitors but they continue to justify themselves by saying their presence has a long-term benefit. Yet the Internet in China is becoming more and more isolated from the outside world and freedom of expression there is shrinking. These firms’ lofty predictions about the future of a free and limitless Internet conveniently hide their unacceptable moral errors,” The California-based Google announced on the 25th of January it would soon launch a China-based Google.cn to improve and speed up its service for Chinese customers. It admitted it would be censored in line with Chinese law but said that while such filtering was against its principles, it was much better that not providing any service at all.Up to now, Google has only censored its news site, Google News, by removing material from sources banned by the Chinese authorities. It has not censored its standard US-based search-engine, accessible at www.google.com/intl/zh-CN, and is the last of the world’s major search-engines not to have done so inside China. Yahoo! has been working with Chinese censors for more than three years.By offering a version without “subversive” content, Google is making it easier for Chinese officials to filter the Internet themselves. A website not listed by search-engines has little chance of being found by users. The new Google version means that even if a human rights publication is not blocked by local firewalls, it has no chance of being read in China.Reporters Without Borders wrote to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in May last year asking if they were going to censor their tool for the Chinese market and expressing concern at some recent Google decisions. In July 2004, the firm took a share in the Chinese firm Baidu, which operates a highly-censored search-engine. Soon afterwards, Google was allowed to open an office in China under a conditional agreement with the authorities. Reporters Without Borders published six recommendations on 6 January for ensuring that Internet firms respect freedom of expression when working in repressive countries.————-Create your blog with Reporters without borders: www.rsfblog.org April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Receive email alerts News News
NewsCity of CultureBy John Keogh – July 4, 2013 897 Linkedin Conference to explore Limerick sieges Limerick to bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 MEMBERS of the public are being invited to attend a meeting to find out more about Limerick’s City of Culture 2014 preparations on Thursday, July 11 at No. 2 Pery Square from 5-9pm. The evening will also feature dance and theatrical performances from local artists including entertainment from Limerick choir Ancór at 7pm, while an artisan craft fair will run throughout the evening. Those planning festivals next year and who wish to promote their event are particularly welcome. Attendees can also get involved in a number of various ‘pillar groups’ representing areas such as food and craft, sport or the arts. Final countdown to Limerick’s future – or not – as European Capital of Culture 2020 TAGSLimerick City of Culture 2014 Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleKing John’s Castle re-opens to the publicNext article60 women seek domestic violence help in one day John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter President praises Made in Limerick project Limerick’s Maeve McGrath heading up Kerry Film Festival Limerick City of Culture 2014 scoops theatre award Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
Local News Helen Cooper and her daughter Carla McGinley pose for a photo on their last Mother’s Day together. (Courtesy Photo The family of Helen Cooper will have a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sunset Memorial Gardens to unveil three lineage society grave markers.Her gravesite is at sunset Memorial Gardens in the Harmony Section, 182, Space 4. There is some shade, but no seating so people may feel free to bring a chair.The three grave markers are for the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century.Helen also held memberships in Odessa Classroom Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary.The ceremony is being organized by her daughter Carla McGinley, who lives in the Houston area. McGinley said her mother wanted each marker added to her Bronze Memorial marker at her gravesite.Cooper died at age 88 on Jan. 7, 2020 in Katy. Her obituary said she was born July 20, 1931, in Buffalo, Okla., to Dr. Thomas Harold and Gladys Williams. She was married to Jim (James Paul) Cooper in Odessa on June 21, 1952.Cooper was reared in the Texas Gulf Oil camps, attending grade schools in Crane, McCamey, Iraan, Goldsmith and Odessa. Her family moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1943. She graduated from Central High School in 1948.The family then moved to San Antonio and a year later to Odessa where Helen’s father, Dr. Harold Williams, began his chiropractic practice. Helen attended college for two years and then worked as an office manager-bookkeeper for several years in Odessa, Anchorage, Alaska, and Amarillo.After moving back to Odessa in 1967, the obituary said, she returned to college and graduated from Sul Ross University in 1971. She received her master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of Texas of the Permian Basin.She was a licensed professional counselor. Cooper taught special education in elementary and high schools for seven years. She was a Title I counselor for one year and spent 21 years as a counselor at Bonham Junior High.In 1997 she received the “Junior High School Counselor of the Year” award from the Permian Basin Counselor’s Association of which she was a member. Helen also held memberships in Odessa Classroom Teachers Association, American Legion Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Colonial Dames. She retired from the school system in 2001. Helen was a member of Temple Baptist Church (now Crossroads Fellowship) and Odessa Tabernacle.Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Louise Triplett, her nieces Kimberly Williams and Sara Scott, her great-grandson, Tristan and her husband.The obituary said Cooper is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carla and Mike McGinley of Katy; her son Craig Cooper of Euless; her grandchildren: Katie, Morgan, Jordan, Lindie, Walker, Stetson, D’Alainey, Justice; her great-grandchildren: Brooklyn, Amaryah, Makayla, Analisse, Jordan Jr., Jett; her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Harold and Janice Williams Jr. of San Antonio; her nieces, nephews and their children: Mark and Nilsa Triplett of Colombia and William, Catherine, Tracy Triplett of Austin, Michael and Beverley Williams (now deceased) and Nicholas, Jonathan, Hannah of San Antonio, Kevin and Stacy Triplett and Kacy of Austin, Shannon Scott and Hunter of Arkansas; her cousin June Hanson of Colorado. Ceremony to mark Cooper’s lineage society memberships WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 11, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter Previous articleMission Center to put on inaugural Odessa’s Got TalentNext articleCarbon capture plant progresses Odessa American Twitter WhatsApp