first_imgLasaco Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Lasaco Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lasaco Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lasaco Assurance Plc (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileLasaco Assurance Plc is a composite insurance and financial services company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite business in major sectors of the economy. This includes the heavy engineering, construction, banking and finance, manufacturing, agriculture and tourism sectors. Lasaco Assurance Plc’s business portfolio includes leadership and a significant stake in key federal and state government insurance businesses, multinational and private companies. The company also offers life cover to high-tech, capital intensive and special risk sectors such as oil and gas and aerospace. Lasaco Assurance Plc has business interests in property development and management as well as shareholdings in numerous blue chip enterprises. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lasaco Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgCopyHouses•Bentleigh, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  156 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brodecky House / Atlas ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBrodecky House / Atlas Architects Australia Save this picture!© Tess Kelly Photography+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Projects Builder: Products translation missing: Landscape: ArchDaily Photographs 2018 Year: center_img Ton Vu, Aaron Neighbour Manufacturers: AutoDesk, James Hardie Australia, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Beacon Lighting, Boral, Dulux, Havwoods, James Hardie, Lysaght, Reece, A&L Windows, Stratco “COPY” “COPY” Photographs:  Tess Kelly Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Design Team:Narita Di LoretoClients:Renata BrodeckyEngineering:Vayco Civil & Structural EngineeringConsultants:Energy Lab, Mike Neighbour Consultant-Building Surveyor, Connelly & Associates Surveyors, Bayside and Suburbs GeotechnicalCity:BentleighCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Brodecky House is a suburban infill project built in the backyard of an existing double storey residence for the owner to retire in. Positioned between a double storey and a single storey brick house, the facade comprises a dark silhouette above a textural reclaimed brick base, that mediates differences in the scale of adjacent houses, while maintaining individuality and openness. The form is a contemporary interpretation of the familiar silhouette of Australian suburban houses.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyMaterial textures such as bricks, shiplapped timber, and vertical grooved linings were introduced to visually relate the new building to its surrounding context, whilst painted vertical Scyon Axon smooth cladding mediates the familiar brick pattern and ship lapped timber cladding. Other elements of the building such as screens, a cantilevered pergola and horizontal cladding were used to break up the silhouette massing in the outdoor living space. The pergola defines the outdoor room without impeding on the circulation and function of the space.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographySave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyThe facade has large open windows to capture the city view and the street. It creates a sense of openness from the internal spaces as well as from the street. The deep steel window box detail on the ground floor and deep window reveal on the first floor add depth and shadow to the façade. The contrast between natural timber cladding and black Scyon Axon highlights the porch/entry area creating a focal point. The form, materials and colours are simple and minimal, which reflects the internal effortless spatial flow, calmness and familiarity.Save this picture!© Tess Kelly PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessYard under the Tree / Evolution DesignSelected ProjectsDistrict 8 Home & Office / AOMOSelected Projects Share Brodecky House / Atlas Architects Secon Constructions Lead Architects: Houses Ironbark Landscapes Architects: Atlas Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAtlas ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookBentleighAustraliaPublished on January 01, 2020Cite: “Brodecky House / Atlas Architects” 31 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook By News Highland – October 21, 2010 Google+ Google+ Previous articleJob losses at Donegal insurance companyNext article10th Annual IT and Telecommunications Conference gets under way at LYIT today News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Advertscenter_img Twitter Clear picture of ghost estates to be unveiled in new report Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A clear picture of Ireland’s ghost estates will be unveiled this morning, with the publication of a new report.It’s thought the Department of the Environment could reveal up to 100 thousand houses lying idle in the aftermath of the property market collapse.Many of the estates are scattered across the midlands and northwest of the country, and were often built after the introduction of special tax breaks to incentivise developers.Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent Treacy Hogan says they’re a major cause for concern:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – December 8, 2015 Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest A 26 year old man, arrested in Derry  yesterday morning  in connection with the murder of Paul McCauley in the city in 2006, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.A 26 year old man who was arrested in Coleraine this morning, in connection with the murder currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillor John O’Donnell issues fresh statement in light of RTE’s investigation programmeNext articleHarps sign Ryan Curran from Derry City admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest One man released while one man remains in custody in connection with Paul McCauley murder Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp NPHET is recommending new restrictions be introduced before the end of the year.The country’s top public health officials met today, amid growing concern at the spread of the virus.Restrictions are due to be eased tomorrow until January 6th, allowing people to travel throughout Ireland and three households to mix.But NPHET’s recommending this period be shortened, and the government will consider the recommendations at a meeting on Tuesday. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook By News Highland – December 17, 2020 Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal fully focused on Tyrone Minor clash – Luke BarrettNext articleNI lockdown to begin on December 26th News Highland Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews NPHET recommends new restrictions be introduced before end of year Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

first_imgA man has died suddenly in the North after being electrocuted at a shed in Co. DerryThe Northern Ireland Ambulance service confirmed it received an emergency call around 11.05am yesterday morning.44 year old Ian Patterson was understood to have been changing a lightbulb in the shed when he was shocked.It’s reported that a nearby defibrillator was used however Mr. Patterson could not be revived. Google+ Previous articleBrexit hits holiday home market in DonegalNext articleHealth Minister urged to intervene to avert ambulance strike News Highland By News Highland – January 19, 2019 Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Man dies after being electrocuted in Co. Derrycenter_img WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

first_imgChanintorn.v/iStock(MORENO VALLEY, Calif.) — A 13-year-old student who was in critical condition after a school fight with two other students has been declared brain dead, police said Wednesday.The teen, who has only been identified as Diego, was transported to a local hospital after a fight at Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley, California, on Sept. 16, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. Cellphone video reportedly shows Diego confronted by a fellow student, who throws a punch at him, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. A second student also then reportedly threw a punch at Diego.The first student then appears to hit Diego a second time before running away.According to witnesses, Diego’s head struck a pillar during the attack, causing significant injuries, KABC reported.Police began investigating and quickly arrested two juveniles, also students at the school, for assault likely to produce great bodily injury, police said in a statement.The two suspects were booked into Riverside County Juvenile Hall, police said. No additional details on the case have been released by police.Diego was pronounced clinically dead on Tuesday night as a result of injuries from the fight, police said.His family is making preparations for his organs to be donated in order to “transform this tragedy into the gift of life for other children,” police said.The two suspects remain in custody at the juvenile detention facility and will face prosecution for the assault, officials said.It’s unclear if either suspect has retained legal counsel.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgOn 23 April I confirmed that I had written to Trinity Mirror plc and Northern & Shell Media Group Limited to inform them that I was minded to issue a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) on the basis that I had concerns that there may be two public interest considerations – as set out in the Enterprise Act 2002 – relevant to consideration of the merger.The first public interest ground is the need for free expression of opinion, and concerns the potential impact the transfer of newspapers would have on editorial decision making. The second public interest ground is the need for a sufficient plurality of views in newspapers, to the extent that it is reasonable or practicable.I invited written representations from the parties by 26 April and, having considered these, I have written to the parties today confirming my decision to issue a Public Interest Intervention Notice (PIIN) on both grounds.This PIIN triggers action for Ofcom to report to me on the media public interest considerations and the CMA on jurisdiction and any competition issues, respectively, by the 31st May 2018. I will then consider whether or not to refer the merger for a more detailed investigation, or whether to accept undertakings-in-lieu of such a reference.The role of the Secretary of State, in this process, is quasi-judicial and procedures are in place to ensure that I act independently and follow a process which is scrupulously fair and impartial.last_img read more

first_img PlayPlayPauseSeek0% buffered00:00Current time00:00Toggle MuteVolumeToggle CaptionsToggle Fullscreen Min Kahng is the composer and writer of the award-winning “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga,” which he based on the autobiographical comic by Japanese artist Henry Kiyama. Kahng will lead a master class for students on a three-day visit to Harvard as part of the Office for the Arts’ Learning From Performers program.In addition to leading a workshop, Kahng will deliver a public lecture at Houghton Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in connection with its exhibition on “Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage.” In advance of his visit, he talked with the Gazette about his creative process and artistic journey.Q&AMin KahngGAZETTE: “The Four Immigrants” was originally a Japanese manga. How did you come to bring it to the stage?KAHNG: I stumbled upon it in a used bookstore in downtown Berkeley (California). Henry Kiyama was a 20th-century Japanese artist who came to the U.S. to study art. He was college-age in San Francisco when immigration laws were stiffened. It primarily interested me because the narrative we are told about Asian immigrant history is they came here to become laborers. To learn there was a Japanese immigrant who came to study art at the San Francisco Art Institute really spoke to me because I feel like I’m trying to carve a similar path. I got in touch with the English translator Frederik Schodt, who I discovered lives 20 minutes away. Fred is a very generous and giving person. He gave me his vote of confidence, and through him I got the blessing of Kiyama’s daughter and granddaughter, who are in Japan. “My parents knew I had a creative side, but they didn’t know how to cultivate it.”,GAZETTE: So was your path to the arts non-linear?KAHNG: I was not involved in theater growing up. I listened to cast albums of Broadway shows, and the Disney renaissance happened when I was in elementary/middle school. But I grew up in a household where the arts weren’t necessarily encouraged. My parents knew I had a creative side, but they didn’t know how to cultivate it. They didn’t know there were theater programs and classes. I think that was fairly common in immigrant families. It may be changing now, but in the ’80s the focuses for immigrant parents were on the classic doctor/lawyer goals. It was definitely a struggle when I decided to major in music — how would I sustain myself, what kind of career would I have? — so I double-majored in rhetoric. It was a way to say to my parents I might become a lawyer.GAZETTE: You mentioned Disney as an influence. Which movie was most powerful?KAHNG: The film that really grabbed my attention was “Beauty and the Beast.” I think the opening number showed me how a single song could set up an entire movie. In that first song, you learn all you need to learn about Belle, and you hear it from a range of townspeople. The way their voices are interwoven, and then Gaston too — by the end of the song, you’re ready to see what happens next. “Optimism” from “The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga — Original Cast Album,” courtesy of Min Kahngcenter_img GAZETTE: Back to your education: When you graduated college with your music degree, you went into marketing. Were you trying to take the more expected path?KAHNG: After college, I felt fairly confused as far as what I felt I needed to do. I had not ever seriously considered a career in the arts. Also, the low presence of Asian Americans in media reinforced that; it didn’t seem there were a lot of us working in theater or film or television. When I finally decided to go for it, I used voice lessons as my stable job and took on a whole bunch of other gigs. I was performing community theater, music directing, playing in orchestra pits, and eventually teaching theater classes. Along the way, I was also writing. I had a passion project called “The Song of the Nightingale” (based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale).GAZETTE: On your blog, you talk about a trip to New York to network theater connections and how you dreaded having to “schmooze.” Was it as bad as you expected?KAHNG: That trip gave me hope that even if I become more integrated in the New York theater community at every level and in every pocket, there are donors, producers, actors, and musicians who just love making theater. Some might be all about the business and tough to deal with, but the majority of my interactions were pleasant. I’m learning to stop using the word “schmoozing” and instead think about it as connecting with people who are like-minded. I think they are out there.GAZETTE: What are your next projects?KAHNG: My next production is called “Gold: The Midas Musical,” which opens in February at Bay Area Children’s Theatre. It’s an imaginative romp through the Midas story as if imagined by a 10-year-old living today, combining anachronisms like a telescope and wristwatch with contemporary musical theater song styles. I hope to truly focus in on the relationship between King Midas and his daughter, and how they both discover that family is worth more than all the gold in the world. I’ve also been developing a play called “Calafia: A Reimagining.” It’s a portion of an epic story written in the 16th century about a black Amazonian warrior queen who rules over an island of black Amazonian women. It’s believed to be how we got our state name. I’m reimagining her because in the original story she ends up converting to Christianity and getting married — the opposite of everything I found fascinating about this character. My take is focused on the island itself, and addresses themes of how we deal with outsiders in our community.GAZETTE: Is it harder to think of yourself as an artist or a businessperson?KAHNG: I’ll have to say it’s harder to declare myself an artist. I’ve always had a very practical side of my brain, so while some other artists might struggle with the business side of things, I’m pretty adept at it. Having had a corporate job helped me to understand professional dynamics. But because of my path, not thinking art was a career option, it took me a while to have the confidence to say that’s what I am. I’m definitely there now.last_img read more

first_img Directed by Stephen Daldry and featuring music by Elton John and a book and lyrics by Lee Hall, Billy Elliot is based on the Oscar nominated film and is an inspiring story of one boy’s dream to know his ambitions against the odds. Set in the North East of England alongside the backdrop of the historic 1984-85 miners’ strike, Billy follows his passion for dance in secret to evade disapproval from his struggling family. The West End cast of Billy Elliot currently includes Ruthie Henshall as Mrs Wilkinson, Deka Walmsley as Dad, Chris Grahamson as Tony, Ann Emery as Grandma, Howard Crossley as George, Barnaby Meredith as Older Billy. The current Billy Elliots are Elliott Hanna, Ollie Jochim, Bradley Perret and Matteo Zecca. Billy Elliot has a new BFF! This week 11-year-old Todd Bell joins the cast of at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre to play Billy Elliot’s best friend Michael, alternating the role with current Michaels Zach Atkinson and Tomi Fry.center_img View Commentslast_img read more