Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Enterprise Group Limited (EGL.gh) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEnterprise Group Limited is a leading financial services and insurance group in Ghana. The company operates in 6 segments; non-life assurance, life assurance, pension administration, real estate, funeral services and investments. Enterprise Group Limited offers an extensive portfolio of products and services ranging from funeral finance and family income protection to micro insurance, corporate risk, fidelity guarantee, cash-in-safe, home and personal assets protection and product liability insurance policies. Enterprise Group Limited also assists with pension fund management and real estate development and management. The company was founded in 1924 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Enterprise Group Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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“COPY” CopyHouses•Altavista, Mexico Houses ArchDaily Save this picture!© Eddy Yuvoniel+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291925/great-grand-parents-house-jesus-davila-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/291925/great-grand-parents-house-jesus-davila-architects Clipboard Great-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila ArchitectsSave this projectSaveGreat-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila Architects Great-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila Architects Projects Text description provided by the architects. The client made the request to me of drawing the house in a way the house was warm, functional and one level only for the floor. It should had responded to a limited budget, a dificult context and a minimal terrain. With the budget aproximating to 45,000 USdlls, a living room, a kitchen, a dinning room, a bathroom, a 1/2 bathroom, a dressing room, and a main bedroom were constructed within 73 m2.Save this picture!© Eddy YuvonielRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD23Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelThe bedroom is divided with 2 walls to provide intimacy and the dressing room and the bathroom are added, separately, the kitchen is enclosed by 3 tall walls; the livingroom and dinning room, as well as the 1/2 bathroom ar drawn into the public area.Save this picture!© Eddy YuvonielMy proposal was to open the house as much as possible to the sun, air, and a small existent garden. The height responds to the impact of the morning sun, that crawls all the way in through the 2 large windows to illuminate the space completely. Waking up, as well as having a meal, have an eternal interaction with the exterior, which is manipulated totally by nature (the garden)Save this picture!© Eddy YuvonielThis house was planned for an old couple. Everything mentioned bebore was enclosed within very closed walls to respond to the complex and not very pleasant context, open just to where it was convenient, and its aesthetics planned for not drawing the attention of anyone but its occupants. Under these concepts and conditions, I built the great-grand parents house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Jesus Davila ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State U…ArticlesVideo: Cityscape ChicagoArticles Share Area: 73 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Architects: Jesus Davila Architects Area Area of this architecture project Mexico 2012 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJesus Davila ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesJesus Davila ArchitectsAltavistaMexicoPublished on November 12, 2012Cite: “Great-Grand Parents House / Jesus Davila Architects” 11 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371876/lavender-bay-boatshed-stephen-collier-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/371876/lavender-bay-boatshed-stephen-collier-architects Clipboard Building Partners Pty Ltd “COPY” Heritage Architects:Ruth DaniellsCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsInspirationThe desire to reflect the existing roof structure as an internal volume led to locating the bedrooms at ground level and creating a double height living space at first floor level. Exposing existing timbers and original corrugated roof linings tells of the building’s origins. Combining this with the new timber linings – inspired by childhood memories of being beneath an upturned boat – evokes the maritime heritage, not just of the building, but of the city itself.Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts While the bedrooms relate to the building’s shoreline location, upstairs, an incision in the existing roof looks to the city skyline on the opposite shore, framing a view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts The whole building harnesses unique quality of light in Sydney Harbour. Light is drawn deep into the plan through the roof incisions and the atrium, and then reflected off carefully chosen materials – glass tiles in the bathrooms, polished concrete floor – and the water in the bay outside. Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts Architect StatementThe nature of the existing building presented a unique set of challenges both in terms of heritage considerations and construction processes.Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts The painstaking restoration was carried out in close coordination with the builder, with the design evolving throughout the duration of the works. The result was that the documentation and construction processes took place side by side. The additions to the building’s interior over a period of many years meant that it was only when the building was stripped back to its original elements that we could understand the detailing and construction requirements. The extent to which the building’s structure had distorted over the years also meant that no two details are the same. The result was a drawn out and time consuming process, but one that ensured the highest standards of detailing and construction. Save this picture!Section Likewise, the DA approvals took place in conjunction with design, documentation and building work. The building’s heritage status meant strict conditions on what we could or couldn’t do and we had to seek a number of approvals throughout the course of the project. The interventions we made both respect and reflect the building’s maritime history while at the same time enhance the building’s use as a residential property over the coming years.Project gallerySee allShow lessWood Summit Smaland ConferenceEventVideo: One World Trade Center Tops OutArticles Share 2012 ArchDaily Year: CopyHouses, Restoration•Sydney, Australia Architects: Stephen Collier Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” 2012 Lavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier Architects Area: 315 m² Area: 315 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Builder: photographs: Peter BennettsPhotographs: Peter Bennetts Australia Projects Houses Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 24 Share CopyAbout this officeStephen Collier ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationSydneyHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on May 14, 2013Cite: “Lavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier Architects” 14 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Raúl Lucero Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/962422/house-t-plus-t-rll-estudio-arquitectura Clipboard Collaborators:Rafael Vergara, Matías LabrañaEngineering:De La Riva Ingenieros Ltda.City:San FernandoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. The project is located in the VI Region of Chile, Colchagua province, in the San Fernando commune, specifically in a sector called Fundo El Medio. It is located on a pleasant lot with a gentle slope and with a wide view towards the foothills of the Andes.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe design of Casa T+T encompasses two main characters; materiality and volumetry, resolved in two perpendicular axes.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe choice of materials aims for coherence with the traditional construction systems of the Colchagua area. The rustic artisan brick (brought from Cauquenes, a commune of the VII Region) 20 x29 x7.5 stonework, reinforced with structural elements of concrete, beams, walls, and pillars generates a simple structural and volumetric tectonic dialogue.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehRegarding the volume, the access hall, living room, dining room, and kitchen are located in the main space. The access facade, which is oriented towards the west, is hermetic, generating a game of openness and transparency towards the east.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nico SaiehA transparent, open cube, topped with handmade brick animates the living room and dining room, a space with a direct connection to the kitchen and the terrace, as well as the tableted concrete barbecue area. The view from both spaces highlights the mountain landscape at sunset and directly invites you to step out in the garden.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nico SaiehThe private volume of masonry work has a secondary character and is contained by concrete walls and beams. This space houses the bedrooms, which have a view towards the garden to the northeast, allowing a pleasant panoramic view and morning lighting.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehCasa T+T seeks to prevail the nobility of simple materials, in a home that invites daily enjoyment and well-being in the harmony of its spaces, its aesthetic value and its symbiosis with the landscape.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow less[OPEN CALL] International Film Competition 2021EventSchool La Pau Square / Leku StudioSelected Projects Share House T+T / RLL Estudio Arquitectura “COPY” Lead Architects: Area: 366 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•San Fernando, Chile 2020 Chile CopyAbout this officeRLL Estudio ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookChilePublished on May 27, 2021Cite: “House T+T / RLL Estudio Arquitectura” [Casa T+T / RLL Estudio Arquitectura] 27 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Receive email alerts News Organisation RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures News News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalists NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), part of the Uyghur American Association (UAA), has recently revealed that 58 journalists, editors and publishers from the Xinjiang region (northwest) are being detained in China, bringing the count made by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to a total 111 detainees for the country.“This report, that comes in spite of Beijing’s media blackout, demonstrates the extent of the violations of press freedom in the Xinjiang region,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of RSF East Asia bureau, who called on the Chinese authorities to “immediately release all imprisoned journalists in the country.”Over the past two years, the Chinese authority’s systemic crackdown on the Turkic Muslim population in Xinjiang has lead to the arbitrary detention of as many as 1.5 million persons. Leading Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, and webmaster Gulmira Imin, are both being detained with a life sentence for “separatism”. Last August, Megha Rajagopalan, the head of Buzzfeed Beijing was expelled from China for her reporting on the Xinjiang region.China fell further down to 177 out of 180 in the 2019 RSF Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes ChinaAsia – Pacific Condemning abuses ImprisonedCitizen-journalists Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison NGO Uyghur Human Rights Project has recently revealed that 58 journalists from the Xinjiang region are being detained, bringing Reporters Without Borders’ total count to 111 detainees in China. April 27, 2021 Find out more June 3, 2019 China: 58 Uyghur Journalists Detained News March 12, 2021 Find out more
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Facebook Auto burglary WhatsApp By admin – January 5, 2018 WhatsApp Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Police searching for auto burglary suspect Police are searching for a suspect involved in an auto burglary in the Music City Mall parking lot, an Odessa Police Department press release said.The burglary was first reported to OPD Nov. 27, the release detailed. The complainant told officers their silver 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche was burglarized in the parking lot of Music City Mall, 4101 E. 42nd St., and that his wallet and several personal documents had been taken from his vehicle.Upon confronting the suspect, the suspect fled in a white SUV shown in surveillance footage that can be viewed on the OPD’s Facebook page.Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male with a mustache and goatee, around 5 feet and 8 inches tall and between 40 and 45 years old.OPD is asking anyone who may have information in relation to this investigation to call Detective W. Waychoff at 432-335-3328 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 17-33899. Pinterest Pinterest Home Local News Crime Police searching for auto burglary suspect Facebook Twitter Police searching for man connected to hit and run Previous articleFive things you need to know today, Jan. 5Next articleGIRLS BASKETBALL: Odessa High, Permian set to kick-start District 2-6A play admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Virgin Coco MojitoTexas Fried ChickenUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
Twitter GoFundMe Logo Fundraising efforts have been launched to cover medical expenses for an Odessa man injured in a motorcycle crash last month.Benny Joseph Benson, 33, was driving a Honda motorcycle south on East Loop 338 at about 4:29 p.m. on April 11 when an 18-wheeler attempted to exit the Flying J Travel Center parking lot and collided with him. Benson had been transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.John Conard said the majority of motorcycle crashes he hears about often result in death, but he was thankful that was not the case for one of his closest friends.Odessa Police Department spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said in an email that Benson’s current condition is unknown, and as of Thursday no charges have been filed on the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as 68-year-old Ike Iampossible.Benson’s GoFundMe page states he fell into a coma, incurred head injuries and had bones broken from the crash.“I found out from his father and I was honestly quite heartbroken,” Conard said. “He’s one of my best friends.”Conard was the first to donate to the fundraising campaign and about 18 people have helped raise $2,250 in 10 days. He said Benson remained in serious condition as of Wednesday.Conard said it did not surprise him that Benson was in a crash with a commercial vehicle due to the increased amount of traffic Midland-Odessa is experiencing with so many people flocking to the Permian Basin area, which is recognized as one of the top oil producers in the world.“Whether you’re on a motorcycle or in a car, people seem to be more than willing to jump out and in front of you to test your breaks in this town,” he said. “It poses such a higher risk when you’re on two wheels than four.”May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and during this period, the Texas Department of Transportation’s statewide “Share The Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” safety and public awareness campaign urges Texas drivers to look twice for motorcycles every time they get in a vehicle.In 2018, 417 riders lost their lives and 1,920 were seriously injured in motorcycle crashes across the state, a TxDOT press release stated.OPD responded to three fatal motorcycle crashes and two motorcycle crashes that were life-threatening in the city limits last year. LeSueur said OPD has responded to one fatal motorcycle crash and one motorcycle crash that was life-threatening in the city limits this year.“Everybody seems to be in a hurry,” Conard said, “just be patient and look twice.” TAGS Local News GoFundMe created for injured motorcyclist Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High vs. El Paso Socorro, Game 1, May 3, 2019Next article052519_Fallen_Heroes_exhibit_JF_02 Digital AIM Web Support
News UpdatesDecision To Close All Madrassas In The State Not A Final One, Assam Govt. Informs Gauhati High Court Sparsh Upadhyay23 Nov 2020 6:15 AMShare This – xThe Assam Government on Tuesday (17th November) informed the Gauhati High Court that the decision to close all the Madrassas in the State is not a final one.The Bench of Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua was hearing the Writ Petition filed by Students/Parents of the Students, who are presently undertaking education in the provincialized Madrassa Institutions in the State of Assam.They…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Assam Government on Tuesday (17th November) informed the Gauhati High Court that the decision to close all the Madrassas in the State is not a final one.The Bench of Justice Achintya Malla Bujor Barua was hearing the Writ Petition filed by Students/Parents of the Students, who are presently undertaking education in the provincialized Madrassa Institutions in the State of Assam.They were aggrieved by the communication dated 07.10.2020 of the Deputy Secretary to the Government of Assam to the Director of Secondary Education, Assam through which it was informed that the Government has decided to close the Madrassas and further about 148 numbers of contractual Maddrassa teachers may be shifted to schools under the Secondary Education Department of Assam.Contentions raised by the PetitionersThe petitioners raised the contention that,· The decision to close down the Madrassas would “adversely affect the prospects of the petitioners inasmuch as they are presently pursuing their education in the Madrassa education stream.”· The provincialized Maddrassas are a result of the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Reorganisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018 and therefore, “as the provincialized Maddrassas itself are result of a statutory provision, therefore, the same cannot be closed down merely through an administrative communication.”· The decision to close down is an outrageous defiance of logic.State’s ResponseThe Counsel for the respondents informed the Court that although the expression decision had been used in the communication dated 07.10.2020, infact, “it is not a final decision of the State authorities and on the other hand, the expression decision merely refers to the initiation of a process by the State authorities to bring about a closure of the Madrassa Institutions.”It was further stated that,”The Government Authorities are conscious and aware of the adverse consequences that the students pursuing their education in the Madrassa stream may have to face in the event of an abrupt closure without any effective alternative and therefore the procedures adopted would be such that it would ensure that atleast the present batch of students who are in the Intermediate (final FM), Final (FM) and MM are allowed to complete the courses that they may be presently undergoing.”Court’s ObservationsTaking into account the statement of Counsel for the State government authorities in the Secondary Education Department of the Government of Assam that the decision is not a final decision, the Court noted,”The grievances of the petitioners for setting aside the decision contained in the impugned communication dated 07.10.2020 have been take care of.”The Court further noted that the grievances of the petitioners is that the Madrassa Institutions should not be immediately closed down as because it may adversely affect the prospects of the students who are presently pursuing the course has also been taken care of.In this context, the Court remarked,”Infact, we cannot but agree with the submission of the learned senior counsel that in the given circumstances as indicated above by the State government authorities, this writ petition is presently premature.”Consequently, the Court closed the writ petition for the present and gave the liberty to the Petitioners to approach the High Court again “if and when it may be deemed appropriate and necessary.”Case title – Ubaidulla and 16 ors. v. The State of Assam and 2 ors. [WP(C)/4766/2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story