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Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.
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ET New Manila House / PXP Design Workshop Co ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947052/et-new-manila-house-pxp-design-workshop-co Clipboard Manufacturers: ET Supplier, EuroAsia, Rockefeller, ZWCAD ArchDaily Lead Architects: “COPY” Year: Projects Area: 1000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947052/et-new-manila-house-pxp-design-workshop-co Clipboard Philippines Houses ET New Manila House / PXP Design Workshop CoSave this projectSaveET New Manila House / PXP Design Workshop Co 2020 Architects: PXP Design Workshop Co Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Leslie Chua+ 32Curated by Hana Abdel Share Patrick Espiritu, Spencer Sy Photographs: Leslie Chua Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Patrick Joshua Espiritu, Spencer Sy, Maeviane TimbolClients:Eugene TanLandscape:Eugene TanCity:Quezon CityCountry:PhilippinesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leslie ChuaRecommended ProductsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadePorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. The house is situated in an old neighborhood in Metro Manila where the current trend is to convert old, vast properties into mid density townhouse developments. Despite this trend, the client envisioned to build his house and convert his old property into a garden oasis in the middle of the city where he could enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, relax with his family, and enjoy the company of his dogs.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Leslie ChuaThe house sits on a 2,000 sqm property, primarily facing west. It is divided into quadrants – the north and south quadrants are dedicated to a vast garden, while the guest house and main house occupy the west and east quadrants respectively . All are strategically placed so each house can enjoy the view of the spacious garden.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaThe client’s brief was for a house that embraces the landscape – a space that blurs the boundaries of exterior and interior spaces where one cannot distinguish if they are in or out of the house, as if creating an indoor urban villa. This design brief could have been easily resolved with full height glass windows, but the challenge was the site orientation as it is facing west with the afternoon tropical sun. Since the site almost sits in between two townhouses, privacy was seen as an issue due to the neighboring apartments.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaKeeping the client’s brief and the challenge in mind, the architects opened up the façade facing the north and south garden with floor to ceiling windows. They also introduced vertical timber screens as a buffer to deflect the heat coming from the afternoon sun that doubles as a privacy shield.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Leslie ChuaThe main access of the property is through the main road at the north side of the property. Upon entry is a courtyard, clad in dark gray cobble stone surrounded with Podocarpus plant as a soft contrast to the masculine texture of the stone. On the left side of the courtyard is the ramp towards the basement parking. Above it is a roof garden that can be directly seen and enjoyed from the living area. Towards the front of the courtyard are series of steps that lead you to a bigger courtyard, directing you to the main or guest house.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaThe main house is planned in an “O” shaped layout with an interior garden in the middle. A massive black metal door welcomes the visitors into the ground floor with the interior garden as a backdrop. On the left side of the house facing west is the living room directly connected to the roof garden through the sliding doors. On the right side of the house is where the soul of the house is. Visitors normally flock the huge kitchen with its massive yet charming solid wood bar counter as a centerpiece. Adjacent to the kitchen is another pocket garden that echoes the urban garden concept.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaThe access to the upper floor is through a cantilevered metal staircase anchored to the double height travertine wall as a backdrop. Black metal strings are attached as a guardrail from the bottom floor to the top of a double volume ceiling. The upper floor houses the private rooms. The master bedroom, being the biggest room the house, contains an en-suite walk in closet, private bathroom and toilet. Strategically placed in between two gardens, it boasts an almost 270 degree view of the outdoors and landscape.Save this picture!© Leslie ChuaProject gallerySee allShow lessTooronga Townhouse / Pitch Architecture + DesignSelected ProjectsSt. Carolus Hospital Screening Facility / AT-LARSSelected Projects Share Photographs CopyHouses•Quezon City, Philippines CopyAbout this officePXP Design Workshop CoOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuezon CityOn FacebookPhilippinesPublished on September 10, 2020Cite: “ET New Manila House / PXP Design Workshop Co” 09 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Pisces.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021:Magnetic, brave and hardworking, you’re a powerhouse of energy. You hit the ball out of the park when young. This year, you’re called upon to give your most yet. You succeed tremendously. If single, emotionally volatile as you are, it’s difficult to stay in a relationship. This year, efficiency, clarity and propriety allow you to meet The One. If attached, individuality is still always essential. SCORPIO can figure you out.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Old and poignant memories surface today. Past life regression might be useful to aid in understanding and accepting the present situation. A deep rapport with wild creatures and the spirit of wilderness areas prevails. Tonight: You feel like not talking or being alone.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★★★After weeks of soul-searching, you come to realizations today concerning your wishes and goals. Friends are interested and want to help. A whole group might want to help as well. Romantic attachments can deepen into true love. Tonight: Online communications and networking.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★★Today highlights your sector of fame and fortune. You will yearn for success and greater recognition. Extensive study, career-related future travel or brainstorming sessions with respected associates are all significant factors in helping you move forward. Tonight: Celebrate.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Important responsibilities need your attention. Maintain a positive mental outlook. Use diplomacy in all that you say or write. Efforts made today will bring professional advancement in the future. Tonight: It is especially important to be constructive in your focus.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★★★Shared monies, an inheritance and other financial matters are a focus. Investigate and gather information today. You will feel like a detective. Awareness of past life recollections might give you a clue as to why. Tonight: Very intense dreams, which need recording.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Today highlights the future path of close relationships and teamwork of all kinds. Others will communicate their needs and make suggestions. Listen carefully. You will hear what you need to know concerning an important relationship. Tonight: Permit others to grow.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★★Surroundings affect your health. Avoid people and places that make you feel unwell. Observe how New and Full Moons impact your vitality. Use a Moon calendar to determine which Moon signs mark times when you feel stronger. Tonight: You feel proud of yourself.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★★Today draws kindness and empathy your way. Music and color can be powerful sources of inspiration. You encounter creative new ideas from others. You’ll be able to spend more time with children or a favorite project. Tonight: A focus on joy and revelry.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★★Today you are more of a homebody than ever. Real estate transactions, interior decorating and online family gatherings are a focus. Keepsakes and reunions evoke a sentimental mood. A cycle of joy begins when you issue invitations. Tonight: The good times roll on.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★A difficult co-worker can be a source of concern. There is an accent on community service, politics and charitable endeavors. A neighbor or sibling can contact you with a valuable invitation or suggestion. A favor is returned. Tonight: Relax with a very good, old friend.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Exercise careful judgement regarding a risky financial suggestion made by another. Explore financial opportunities and work on your budget. Budgeting for a special purchase is a consideration. Talk it over with an elderly female family member. Tonight: Get enough rest.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Intuitive, empathic and congenial, you have a special ability to relieve the suffering and anxieties of others. This you do today. Love connections are tinted with tenderness. Nurture a promising relationship, in love or in business. 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November 27, 2020 Find out more October 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Journalists are not informers” Madagascar : Sabotage silences TV channel that criticized coronavirus measures RSF_en Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is very concerned by this week’s arbitrary arrests of two journalists on the northwestern resort island of Nosy-be.Serge Razanaparany, a cameraman with state radio and TV (RNM and TVM), was detained and questioned by the local police on 6 October. Jeanette Ravonimbola of privately-owned Radio Tsiko Meva Ylang was questioned yesterday. They are among the many people who have been arrested by the police investigating the lynching of three men accused of killing a boy whose body was found on a beach on 2 October.After being arrested at his home, Razanaparany was taken to the local branch of TVM where he was told to collect the footage he shot during lynching. He was then taken to police headquarters where he was interrogated. The police did not produce arrest or search warrants at any time.“We firmly condemn the arrests of these two journalists, for which there was no justification,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Seizing and examining raw video footage constitutes a very disturbing violation of the confidentiality of journalists’ sources and material, especially when it is not subject to any control by the courts.Reporters Without Borders added: “Journalists are not supposed to act as police auxiliaries. This attempt by the Madagascan authorities to use journalistic sources in a criminal investigation violates freedom of information.” The police said they have orders to detain those who were present during the mob lynching and those who have photos or video of the event. As Razanaparany and Ravonimbola were present, they were automatically suspected of having what they police describe as “evidence.”While Madagascan law does not explicitly guarantee the confidentiality of journalists’ sources, this investigation violates Madagascar’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which accords journalists certain guarantees including the right to the confidentiality of their sources.The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors compliance with the ICCPR, recently pointed out that states that are parties to the accord should “recognise and respect that element of the right of freedom of expression that embraces the limited journalistic privilege not to disclose information sources” (Paragraph 45, General Comment No. 34, CCPR/c/gc/34).Madagascar is ranked 88th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.Photo : RIJASOLO/AFP to go further April 30, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts MadagascarAfrica News News RSF urges Madagascar to let journalists cover Covid-19 freely Organisation MadagascarAfrica The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Reports News Follow the news on Madagascar April 16, 2020 Find out more
China’s Cyber Censorship Figures to go further Paris, 5 January 2007 News News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific Dear Madam President,On the eve of your visit to China, Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the situation of journalists, Internet users and human rights activists in that country.You have said that you intend to raise the human rights situation with the people you meet during your visit. You have, in particular, said that you will raise the issue of China’s ratification of the UN’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Perhaps you could remind them that nearly 10 years have gone by since the Chinese authorities promised to ratify it.We think it is essential that, as a member of parliament and president of a regional council, you should request the release of imprisoned journalists and Internet users. We would be very grateful if you would raise the plight of journalists who have been given long prison sentences such as Zhao Yan, a New York Times researcher, Ching Cheong, a Hong Kong-based correspondent for the Straits Times newspaper, and Yang Zili, the founder of the lib126.com website.It is true that 2007 began with good news for press freedom in China. Foreign journalists are no longer required to obtain prior permission before moving about the country or conducting an interview. But access to thousands of websites based abroad, including Wikipedia, is blocked inside China and international radio stations such as the BBC World Service are jammed.The Chinese authorities continue to crack down on the liberal press and Internet users. In recent months, the Propaganda Department has targeted the more critical publications such as Bing Dian, Nanfang Dushi Bao (Southern Metropolis News) and Xin Jing Bao (Beijing News).The Internet suffers the same fate as the traditional media. Year by year, China continues to perfect its system of online filtering and surveillance, constantly reducing the freedom of expression of Internet users. Reporters Without Borders is particularly disturbed by the way that international Internet companies – mostly Americans ones such as Yahoo!, Microsoft, Cisco and Google – cooperate with the Chinese authorities. Thanks to these corporations, China is in the process of creating its own tailor-made Internet, one that is impervious to “subversive” information from abroad.Reporters Without Borders would finally like to point that at least 32 journalists and 50 cyber-dissident are currently imprisoned in China. Press freedom is even more restricted in the regions of Tibet, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia, where there are separatist movements.We trust in your commitment to the issues at stake.Sincerely, January 5, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Ségolène Royal, French socialist candidate for the presidency RSF_en April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Receive email alerts News Robert MénardSecretary-General ChinaAsia – Pacific News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Royal asks about imprisoned journalistsDuring meetings with Chinese officials on 8 January, France’s socialist party presidential candidate Ségolène Royal asked for information about the fate of lawyers Chen Guangcheng and Gao Zhisheng, and imprisoned journalists Zhao Yan, Ching Cheong and Yang Zili. The deputy head of the international department of the Communist Party of China’s central committee, Zhang Zhijun, said the request would be considered.Members of Royal’s delegation also met with representatives of official journalists’ and lawyers’ organisations. Asked about Royal’s enquiries, one of her advisers said: “Without journalists, there is no news and without news, there is no democracy.”——————–Madam Ségolène RoyalPresident of the Poitou-Charentes Regional CouncilMember of Parliament for Deux-SèvresPalais Bourbon75355 Paris June 2, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more
Instead of silencing journalists or preventing them from writing a story, press freedom’s predators READ THE REPORTHEREmay block information at the moment of distribution. Until it reaches the reader’s hands, a newspaper is vulnerable and the predatory imagination knows no bounds. This is highlighted by the report published by RSF today, “Newspapers that never arrive – obstructing print media distribution,” which documents the many obstacles that may be placed in distribution’s often dangerous path. September 20, 2019 – Updated on September 23, 2019 Newspapers that never arrive – obstructing print media distribution The printing stage may also prove to be a fateful point in the production process. For some opposition newspapers, censorship occurs just before they are printed. This is the case in Egypt, where a state-linked printing company may refuse to print an entire newspaper issue unless a certain story that will upset the government is withdrawn. And in Gabon, the entire content of newspaper issues have been replaced by bogus content just as they are being printed, without the publisher knowing. And when it is too late to change content before printing, it is easy to confiscate entire issues as they come off the presses when an oligarch or an intelligence agency is all powerful, as in Bulgaria or Sudan. As print media publishers and distributors from all over the world gather today in Berlin for the annual Distripress congress, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing its latest report, entitled “Newspapers that never arrive,” which sheds light on how governments, state institutions, powerful oligarchs and corporations obstruct print media distribution. Organisation June 10, 2021 Find out more to go further “They are rarely quoted or named in a newspaper and they’re in the media vision’s blind spot, but the printers, distributors and vendors of newspapers are essential links in the press freedom chain,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “It’s not enough for journalists to be free to investigate and write. The product of their work must be able to reach the reader without hindrance. Or else the public is denied the news and information diversity that is essential to any democracy. Hence the need and urgency to lift the veil on practices that threaten our fundamental right to be informed.” June 8, 2021 Find out more Transportation throughout the country is another crucial phase in the print media distribution chain, one that offers an additional opportunity to restrict the circulation of independent and opposition media. According to RSF’s survey, more than 22% of distribution violations occur while newspapers are being transported from the presses to the point of sale. In Nigeria and Indian-administered Kashmir or Pakistan, the authorities don’t shrink from ordering the police or army to intercept newspaper distribution trucks and seize their cargoes. RSF_en Receive email alerts Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria Related documents en_rapport_entrave_web_1.pdfPDF – 3.28 MB The longer the route to the point of sale, the greater the opportunities for obstruction. Borders may become impassable barriers for some publications if governments so decide. Sometimes it is on religious grounds, as with the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which was banned in many Muslim countries in 2015. On other occasions it is on purely political grounds, as the French newsweekly Jeune Afrique found in Algeria, where its importation has been blocked in recent months. Financial measures may also prove to be powerful censorship tools, as in Kosovo, where an increase in import duty sufficed to eliminate the Serbian-language print media, and in Russia, where print media postal subscriptions have plummeted because the state stopped subsidizing the postage. Congo-BrazzavilleMadagascarVenezuelaFranceAlgeriaNigeriaPakistanAfricaAmericasEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression News More insidiously, the monopolies or the control that governments or powerful media groups may exercise over printing and distribution also enable them to control the print media by giving them the de facto power to impose laws or prices. They may even decide, as in Venezuela and Nicaragua, which print media are allowed access to what is an essential input – newsprint. In the end, regardless of the ways and means, interfering in distribution usually has the same goal – to prevent a newspaper from being read. June 7, 2021 Find out more According to an RSF survey of more than 90 countries, nearly 41% of distribution breaches occur at the moment of sale. As the final intermediary between the newspaper and its reader, the newspaper vendor may also be the target of the last attempt to restrict the flow of information. The methods deployed may be spectacular. In Congo-Brazzaville and Equatorial Guinea, newsstand managers have seen police seize entire newspaper issues in order to burn them.The obstruction may be carried out more discreetly as in Madagascar where, in the early hours of the morning, government representatives bought up an entire issue exposing a secret liaison between the First Lady and one of the president’s advisers. It is often more insidious, as in Poland, where news vendors are obliged to promote only the pro-government press to the detriment of independent print media, which may end up going bust because they are not displayed and therefore not bought. Finally, censorship may be exercised in a radical and brutal manner as in Mexico, where “voceadores” – newspaper vendors who roam the streets shouting the headlines – are liable to be threatened or even gunned down by readers who don’t like the content of their newspapers. Reporters Without Borders rallies former hostages in Paris, following the kidnapping of journalist Olivier Dubois. Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Follow the news on Africa News Help by sharing this information Congo-BrazzavilleMadagascarVenezuelaFranceAlgeriaNigeriaPakistanAfricaAmericasEurope – Central AsiaMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesReports and statistics CorruptionOrganized crimeImpunityFreedom of expression News News
June 15, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa EswatiniAfrica Receive email alerts June 29, 2020 Find out more EswatiniAfrica Reporters Without Borders condemns the attorney general’s threatening remarks to journalists on 17 November. He said journalists who criticise the government could be arrested under a new anti-terrorism law that has just been used to crack down on opposition groups.“In a country already under King Mswati’s tight control, the government has clearly decided to step up the pressure and leave no room for any form of criticism,” Reporters Without Borders said. “After the political opposition movements, it is now the turn of journalists to be directly targeted by a senior official under the facile and phoney charge of terrorism. This sort of intimidation is intolerable.”Attorney general Majahenkhaba Dlamini warned on 17 November that journalists critical of the government could be viewed as supporting terrorists and could be arrested under the Suppression of Terrorism Act, which provides for sentences of up to 25 years in prison. “If you appear to be supporting terrorists in your reporting, woe unto you,” Dlamini warned.Both the Swaziland Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and the Swaziland National Association of Journalists (SNAJ) have condemned his remarks, pointing out that article 25 of Swaziland’s constitution guarantees free expression and press freedom.“As long as whatever matter at hand is newsworthy and factual, we are going to report it,” SNAJ secretary-general Timothy Silemane said.Four organisations, including the opposition Peoples United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), were banned on 14 November after being accused of being “enemies of peace, stability, security and national progress.” PUDEMO president Mario Masuku was arrested the next day for allegedly making statements in support of terrorism. Follow the news on Eswatini Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemns the attorney general’s threatening remarks to journalists on 17 November. The senior official said journalists who criticise the government could be arrested. “After the political opposition movements, it is now the turn of journalists to be directly targeted under the facile and phoney charge of terrorism”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. November 19, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Attorney general warns outspoken journalists they could be arrested for “supporting terrorism” News Reports to go further News News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage RSF_en Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more