Former tennis champion Mary Pierce ambassador of TCS World 10K 2018

first_img TAGSMary PierceProcam InternationalTCS 10k Bengaluru MarathonTCS World 10K 2018 SHARE WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket IND vs NZ in WTC Final: India batting coach says, ‘score above 250 on Day 3 would be good’, Kyle Jamieson feels it won’t… Former tennis star Mary Pierce has been announced as the International Event Ambassador for TCS World 10K 2018 Marathon. The event, scheduled in Bengaluru for 27th May 2018, is being organised by Procam International, a Mumbai-based sports management company that also organises Mumbai Marathon and Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.Pierce reached her career high ranking of World #3 in 1995, post her first Grand Slam Singles title – that of the Australian Open in January 1995. Mary has in a career that lasted from the early nineties to 2005 gained, four Grand Slam titles including one with India’s first Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi in the Mixed Doubles event at Wimbledon 2005. A title she won with the Indian without dropping a single set through the whole tournament. However, as fate would have it, Mary’s Wimbledon title with Mahesh, would be the last Grand Slam title of her career, which ended in a calamitous knee injury. 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Mary, as the international event ambassador of the TCS World 10K, will use her story of struggle, hard work and a commitment towards excellence, to encourage the 25,000-odd people who will take to the streets for the eleventh edition of the TCS World 10K on 27th May 2018, the organisers have stated in a release on the official website of the event.Mary Pierce said, “I am excited to be the Ambassador for the upcoming TCS World 10k race in Bengaluru! I always enjoyed running, it was a part of my training. It not only builds you physically, but it also improves your health and strengthens your mind! I wish to all the participants good luck & have a great race!”Vivek Singh, Joint Managing Director of Procam International, said “Having Mary in our midst, is a great honour and we are grateful for her presence, joining us on the sidelines of the French Open, which is her most historical title. As an athlete, Mary’s personal story of grit and pure hard work is one that will inspire many of our runners, while her post-professional tennis career life, will encourage people to look beyond the only finish line in sight. We look forward to welcoming Mary Pierce as the International Event Ambassador for this edition of the run and believe that her life script will provide very interesting learnings. Bien venue Mary!” ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Cricket ICC WTC Final: 10 years of Virat Kohli’s Test career, 10 best moments of India’s greatest Test skipper Cricket Former tennis champion Mary Pierce ambassador of TCS World 10K 2018 Sports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports NewsNewsSportstarsSportTennis Facebook Twitter Cricket F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs ICC WTC Final, Ind vs NZ Day 3: Can India survive the Kyle Jamieson storm in Southampton? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wicketslast_img read more

HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgHF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: HF Group Limited (HFCK.ke)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHF Group Limited formerly (Housing Finance Limited) is a financial services group with interests in mortgage lending, corporate and retail banking, property development and a bancassurance business. Its product and service offering ranges from transactional banking products to financial services for micro-enterprises, group banking, agricultural and small-to-medium enterprises. HF Group offers asset finance services, micro-credit loans and loans for anything from solar water heating systems to mortgage finance. The company also has interests in developing and selling residential houses and offers insurance agency services. Formerly known as HF Group Limited, the company changed its name to HF Group Plc in 2017. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. HF Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

3 reasons why I’d buy cheap shares before this window of opportunity closes

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Meanwhile, gold’s popularity signifies investors may already have priced in a prolonged period of low interest rates.Therefore, now may be an opportune moment to build a diverse portfolio of undervalued stocks. They may not trade at such low prices over the long run. This could mean that investors who can look beyond short-term risks can generate impressive returns as a likely economic recovery takes hold. See all posts by Peter Stephens “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

L_Square House / Wise Architecture

first_img L_Square House / Wise Architecture photographs:  Roh KyungPhotographs:  Roh Kyung+ 28 Share ArchDaily Architects: Wise Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” 2013 Save this picture!© Roh KyungText description provided by the architects. House resembling the ownerThe site is located near UnjungCheon at W. Pangyo City where the space is open towards North and South. At a glance, it seems the building exterior is all covered up with bricks but as you review deeply, the ground floor level opens up in shape to communicate with the exterior space. This characteristic of the ground floor reflects the extroverted personality of the landlord. Meanwhile, the upper part of the house is formed as square shape with a cantilevered bridge framing the courtyard. This floating courtyard selectively frames the view of the surrounding atmosphere. This is somewhat similar to the owner’s introverted personality. The scenery of the courtyard changes throughout all seasons by the Japanese Pagoda Tree (Sophora japonica). The tree is Green during spring, Bloomed with white flowers and fruits during summer and yellow foliage during autumn. The house seems to be somewhat opened and closed due to the overlap of each shape and the exterior is not too excessive but serene which exactly resembles the landlord.Save this picture!Floor PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionThree generations of the young married couple, two children and grandparents have different lifestyles and different ways to live life. The young married couple lives independently while building their career. The husband is a Stereo maniac while the wife likes to read books in a quiet place. The grandparents each have a different sleep cycles and the grandmother is in need of an open space since she sleeps late evening. The older child who will soon experience adolescence likes to read books by itself while the house itself is a playground for the younger child. As they grow, more space for them will eventually increase and much individualized areas will be in need.Save this picture!© Roh KyungTwo VoidsEven though three generations live altogether, hierarchy does not exist in this house. Instead, there are two spaces which connect each floor and each generation among the family, the Family room and the Courtyard. There is no livingroom in this house. Rather than creating a typical spacious living room where it was mostly seen at the apartments they lived in, a family room was made to fulfill each individual needs. The Family room has a high bookcase/shelf which follows the amphitheater stairs. The children could study or play on the steps since the amphitheater steps become a multi-functional element as a seat or a desk.Save this picture!SectionFrom the day they move in, the younger child could lie down and start coloring the sketchbook on these steps. While the Grandfather sleeps early evening, the Grandmother could babysit the children at this area and greet her son and his wife coming back from work. The Family room not only connects each floor but also connects all generations living in this house. The cantilevered Bridge above the courtyard not only opens up the public first floor space but also partially shuts the private spaces located on the second floor. The upper courtyard is a void space which is visible from all perspectives inside the house and creates connection among each space so the house could breathe.Save this picture!© Roh KyungSelecting the boundaries for each roomThis house does not have a door catch. Each room in this house does not have any hierarchy and it°Øs located all through the diagonally placed two voids. The first floor is majorly consisted with three blobs divided into three areas. As you enter the elongated entry, the Kitchen and the dining room are located independently on the right side and as you follow the hallway on the left, the Family room widely opens up as if a mouth is wide open. Last, towards the right another independent space is provided for the grandparents. Though it°Øs an ‘L’ shape configuration, it was an agglomeration of three independent spaces within that configuration.Save this picture!© Roh KyungOn the second floor, three rooms are placed near the two diagonally placed voids while also connecting two rooms with a cantilevered bridge to provide a continuous square circulation. The Sliding doors/pocket doors selectively create boundaries for privacy. Eliminating the hierarchy of a space and selectively creating boundaries for privacy all started by the concern for the three generations to live well altogether.Save this picture!© Roh KyungPlain/Simple White Clay Brick House.Pangyo City is an unfamiliar neighborhood since it is not a spontaneous settlement. It also means that it is difficult to overcome the limitations of carefully crafted Residential district planning. A cold war exists between the Town houses built on the north hillside of UnjungCheon and the High-rise apartment building located on the East side of the stream. Already, these two elements further cluttered the landscape view of West Pangyo City and no further action needed to be made to ruin the view even more. The material of the White Clay Brick House was placed so a solid vertical line was not shown to actually create an illusion as if a Square element has naturally come up from the ground itself. The horizontal frame was located so it was open or closed relative to the surrounding scenery and like an eyelash facing the view, a cantilevered frame created a generous amount of shade.Save this picture!SectionThe L shaped wall facing the UnjungCheon slowly curves to delightfully lift up the cantilevered bridge above the specimen tree at the courtyard. Through the deep openings at the steady and solid wall, the rough texture of a brick wall enters the interior of the house. The interior finish of Birch plywood was also placed with the same pattern as the exterior to provide different perspective feelings. When it was viewed from the bottom it looked like several layers, but when it was viewed from the top it was a solid face. As the interior space often narrows, widens, lowers or rises using two different types of opposite finished wasn’t awkward. Over time, the birch color will eventually darken due to the oxidation and the Japanese Pagoda tree will eventually grow to fill up the courtyard as the function of each space changes while the children grows. And that is how a house becomes more of a house.Save this picture!© Roh KyungProject gallerySee allShow lessDEFACED Makes a Stand Against Controversial Demolition of NYC Graffiti MeccaUnbuilt ProjectMaya Lin Wins $300,000 Gish PrizeArchitecture News Share Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553170/l_square-house-wise-architecture Clipboard Projects Year:  South Korea CopyAbout this officeWise ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeongnam-siHousesWoodSouth KoreaPublished on October 11, 2014Cite: “L_Square House / Wise Architecture” 11 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/553170/l_square-house-wise-architecture Clipboard L_Square House / Wise ArchitectureSave this projectSaveL_Square House / Wise ArchitectureSave this picture!© Roh KyungHouses•Seongnam-si, South Korea Copy Houses “COPY” Area:  170 m² Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013last_img read more

Infund encourages charities to become Virtual Internet Service Providers

first_imgInfund encourages charities to become Virtual Internet Service Providers  21 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 MoreAddThis Infund launched today, encouraging charities to earn income from their online supporters who can ‘donate while they surf.’Infund is the latest company to encourage charities to generate income by persuading supporters to ‘donate while they surf’. The company is offering to help charities become Virtual Internet Service Providers (VISPs) and thereby offer branded Internet access to their supporters. The charity would earn income from the Internet access charges that its supporter would pay. Advertisement Ian Monger, Infund’s Charity Director, said: “Infund handles the payments and technical support but brands the service to each individual charity, who can even give the service a name! We are confident that the market has been waiting for a product like ours for some time.” The branding which Infund offers includes a sign-up process originating within the charity’s website but with the payment process handled entirely through Infund’s site which would display the charity’s brand. Supporters receive branded email addresses (e.g. [email protected]), and they will receive e-mail confirmations and Webmail access that are all in the charity’s branding.Infund relies on the charity to market the service to its supporters. Beyond this, say Infund, “the charity need make no capital investment and incurs no set-up or ongoing costs associated with running an ISP.” Howard Lake | 20 August 2002 | News 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.last_img read more

A Management Companion: For Voluntary Organisations

first_imgA Management Companion: For Voluntary Organisations 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. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  18 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

‘Twixtmas’ offers five seasonal days of charity action

first_img‘Twixtmas’ offers five seasonal days of charity action Tagged with: christmas Community fundraising 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. Howard Lake | 22 December 2009 | News The idea for Twixtmas celebrations is being promoted by the Flexible Thinking Forum, a new not-for-profit social enterprise which works to provide training for more creative and flexible thinking among businesses and organisations.The organisers are encouraging charities and voluntary groups to seize the opportunity of Twixtmas to encourage action amongst their supporters.Andy Green of the Flexible Thinking Forum said of Twixtmas: “We are all incredibly ‘time poor’ yet the time between the Christmas and New Year holiday is a fantastic opportunity to take the Twixtmas Pledge, doing at least five things to change your world for the better. Who knows, Twixtmas could become as recognised as other major festive holidays!”www.twixtmas.comcenter_img  85 total views,  2 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 MoreAddThis ‘Twixtmas’ is the name being give to the gap between Christmas and New Year which offers a five-day opportunity to make the world a better place by supporting charities.The public is being encouraged to celebrate this time of year by committing to doing five good things during the period of 27-31 December. Since many people in the UK find it hard to find the time to do good works, the holiday period offers an ideal opportunity, say organisers, for those who take off the week after Christmas.Each of the five days of Twixtmas has a different theme. People are therefore invited to celebrate themselves on the first day, do something unselfish by celebrating others on the second, and do something for a friend, for the planet, or for their future on the remaining days. Advertisementlast_img read more

Mind in two-year partnership with London Wasps rugby club

first_img 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. Howard Lake | 12 June 2012 | News Mental health charity Mind has been chosen as the Official Charity Partner of London Wasps rugby club for the next two years.The Club will help to raise awareness of Mind’s work and support its major fundraising efforts. It will also help to improve the understanding of mental health issues among staff, players, supporters and the wider rugby community. This season London Wasps players’ shirts will feature the Mind logo.With support from two of London Wasps’ current Club partners, Kukri and Creative Print Group, a proportion of programme and shirt sales from four games throughout the season will be donated to the charity. Mind will also run fundraising activities at these games.Mind Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: “This partnership reflects the relevant and current issue of mental health in sport, following recent disclosures from people like Andrew Flintoff, Ricky Hatton and rugby’s own Duncan Bell about their experiences of depression. This will provide us with an incredible opportunity to raise awareness of mental health problems, and of the work that Mind does, throughout the rugby community.”www.mind.org.uk Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Mind in two-year partnership with London Wasps rugby clublast_img read more

Three journalists forced to flee

first_img Receive email alerts April 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three journalists forced to flee ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Colombia News News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies to go furthercenter_img Reports Reporters Without Borders expresses deep concern over threats by armed groups that compelled three community journalists to flee their towns. These events occurred amid a worsening climate of intimidation for Colombia’s community journalists.Dionisia Morales, a host on Briceño Estéreo, a community radio station in Briceño, in the north-western department of Antioquia, received death threats on 14 April. These came in the form of calls and messages to her mobile phone from a member of the Autodefensas Gaitanistas, a paramilitary “self-defence” organization.The caller ordered Morales to leave the city immediately. She is now in the departmental capital of Medellín. Morales said she did not understand the motive for the threats, because the station had halted political coverage last year.Edilberto Agudelo, Morales’ husband, the director of the same radio station, had been forced to leave Briceño on 13 December of last year after receiving threats. These followed his reporting on ties between criminal gangs and public employees in the region. Those threats are what led the station to halt political reporting.Jesús Antonio Pareja, a host on La Voz de la Tierra, a community radio station in Roncesvalles in the west-central department of Tolima, was threatened with death by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). A member of the guerrilla group told Pareja in a phone call on 9 April that he had become a target because the radio station broadcast public-service announcements on behalf of the Colombian army and hydro-electric companies, and publicized a new law on land restitution. Pareja, who had worked for the radio station for 13 years, left his town for the departmental capital of Ibagué.The director of La Voz de la Tierra, Luís Alberto Cardona, told Colombia’s Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) that the station’s main purpose is to broadcast educational material for schoolchildren. “We deplore these threats against Dionisia, Edilberto and Jesús Antonio,” Reporters Without Borders said, adding that internal exile threatens press freedom. “These cases demonstrate the dangers that Colombian community radio journalists face from the country’s armed groups. We demand that the authorities provide ample protection for these colleagues, who have been prevented from working.”The press freedom organization also noted that Colombia has more journalists in foreign and domestic exile than any other South American country.Paramilitary “self-defence” groups are categorized by Reporters Without Borders as major threats to press freedom in the Americas.Colombian filmmaker Juan Lozano told Reporters Without Borders that an improvement in safety conditions for journalists in Colombia’s major cities has been accompanied by a worsening situation in outlying towns. Community and regional radio journalists, he said, run the greatest risks. Lozano and journalist Hollman Morris co-directed a major film on the paramilitary threat, Impunity.The film was shown in Paris on 23 April. Further screenings are scheduled 25 April at 20:15 (8:15 pm) at l’Espace Saint-Michel cinema, and 26 April at 20:00 (8 pm) at the 7 Parnassiens cinema and 20 April at 20:15 (8:15 pm) at l’Espace Saint-Michel. Lozano will be present for the showings, and for discussions that follow.The film’s trailer: RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Help by sharing this information October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Court orders journalist’s provisional release after more than a year in detention

first_img Reports October 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court orders journalist’s provisional release after more than a year in detention News Niger: Two journalists arrested in disturbing setback for press freedom Follow the news on Niger Reporters Without Borders hails the order for the provisional release of journalist Moussa Kaka that was issued by a Niamey appeal court today. The director of privately-owned Radio Saraounia and Niger correspondent of Radio France Internationale and Reporters Without Borders, Kaka has spent the past 384 days in detention.“This good news is, we hope, the first stage in a process that will quickly lead to a just and honourable outcome,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We share the relief of Moussa Kaka’s family, who have displayed courage and dignity ever since his arrest. After 384 days in detention, our friend, Moussa Kaka, has the right to see this long ordeal come to an end.” The court ruled today that the charges against Kaka should be changed to “actions liable to harm the national defence” and that the case should be sent before a criminal court. At the same time, the court issued an order for his provisional release from Niamey prison, where he has been held since 26 September 2007.Kaka was greeted by family, friends and fellow journalists as he left the prison. “I am relieved and I want to thank all those who thought of me during this past year,” he told Reporters Without Borders a few minutes after arriving at his home in the early afternoon.The court’s ruling said: “The charges are amended to violation of the integrity of national territory in agreement with members of the MNJ (rebels), offences that are defined and punished by article 80 of the criminal code. The court orders his transfer before a Niamey criminal court to be tried according to the law. It also orders Moussa Kaka’s provincial release.”Today’s decision was the result of an appeal by the prosecutor’s office against a decision by Niamey’s senior investigating judge on 23 July – after questioning Kaka on the substance of the case in two hearings – to dismiss the charge of “complicity in a conspiracy against state authority” originally brought against him, which carried a possible life sentence.In its appeal, the prosecutor’s office had called for Kaka to be prosecuted on the lesser charge of “actions liable to harm the national defence,” which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a heavy fine.When the authorities arrested Kaka in September of last year, the public prosecutor claimed that the phone calls he had made in the course of his reporting with one of the leaders of the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ), a Tuareg rebel group based in the north of the county, were evidence of “conniving” with the rebels. RSF_en Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News NigerAfrica Photo Bouneima Hama (AFP) center_img Help by sharing this information July 16, 2020 Find out more The conviction of Niger newspaper editor Moussa Aksar is an attack on investigative journalism Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders hails the order for the provisional release of journalist Moussa Kaka that was issued by a Niamey appeal court today. The director of privately-owned Radio Saraounia and Niger correspondent of Radio France Internationale and Reporters Without Borders, Kaka has spent the past 384 days in detention. May 11, 2021 Find out more NigerAfrica to go further Newslast_img read more