Truworths Limited ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgTruworths Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Truworths Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Truworths Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Truworths Limited (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTruworths Limited in Zimbabwe is part of Truworths International; an investment holding company that retails casual-wear clothing, footwear and fashion accessories in branded stores located in the major towns and cities of Zimbabwe. The company sells fashionwear and accessories under different brand names, including Daniel Hechter, Truworths Man, Ginger Mary, Zeta Inwear, Identity and LTD. Truworths brands are also sold through specialist retail outlets such as YDE, Uzzi, Earthaddict, Earthchild and Naartjie. The boutique range of accessories sold by Truworths includes watches, sunglasses, fragrances and gift ideas. Truworths Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Saints and sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgScrum-half skulduggeryRugby must be vigilant to prevent the cynicism so prevalent in football from creeping into the sport.Football has belatedly – by about 30 years – responded to acts of simulation by bringing in bans from next season for those who dive. But it will find it harder to combat the chronic problem of attackers choosing to make contact with defenders so as to dupe the referee into giving a penalty.A near equivalent in rugby is a defender choosing to run into an attacker and then claiming he was prevented from making a tackle on a ball-carrier. I haven’t seen anyone do this yet but you sense it’s going to happen.Naughty! Crusaders scrum-half Bryn Hall was told off for trying to extract penalties in Suva (Getty)Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris tried to claim he was obstructed in the play that brought a try for Crusaders’ Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, but in fairness he was marginally hampered by Owen Franks.In the same match, referee Mike Fraser felt obliged to warn both scrum-halves for deliberately passing the ball at an opponent on the wrong side in order to draw a penalty. This is a habit that’s on the increase and well done Fraser for telling the No 9s to cut it out.On a positive note, how fantastic that Chiefs took the fixture to Suva (as last year) so that Fijians could watch top-class Super Rugby on their doorstep. They were queuing outside before the gates opened and a crowd of 17,000 showed what an appetite there is for New Zealand rugby on the islands.Davies indisciplineYou might think I would chastise Steff Evans for the tip tackle on Garry Ringrose that jeopardized the Scarlets’ hopes of winning their Guinness Pro12 semi-final. But no, that is to some extent an occupational hazard.Body blow: Marius Mitrea sends off Steff Evans but Scarlets still won in Dublin (Huw Evans Agency)Instead, I’m highlighting the daft indiscipline by Gareth Davies that preceded that passage of play. With Scarlets poised to have an attacking five-metre scrum, the scrum-half initiated a tussle with Johnny Sexton and was penalised, gifting Leinster a pressure-relieving clearance to touch. TAGS: HighlightScarlets Sizzling Scarlets take top billing on a semi-final weekend to savour, Scotland reign at Twickenham and a hammer blow for the Lions as Billy Vunipola pulls out the tour THE SAINTSScarlets’ history makersBilly Vunipola’s injury cast a cloud over a weekend of four huge club semi-finals – and three of them proved to be belters. Pride of place goes to the Scarlets (27-15 at Leinster) for becoming the first team to win an away semi in the Guinness Pro12 play-offs.It’s not being wise after the event to say that their 5-1 odds were overly generous, because the Scarlets had only lost one of their previous 11 league games and were scoring tries for fun. Nevertheless, that one blot was a 45-9 rout in Dublin in round 17 and the expectation was that Leinster’s pack, with two Lions props to the fore, would deny Wayne Pivac’s side a platform to play off.Up the reds: the Scarlets celebrate their backs-to-the-wall 14-man victory against Leinster (Inpho)In the event, the home side never really got going; perhaps they were shell-shocked by the stunning handling and offloading that conjured tries for Steff Evans, Aaron Shingler and Gareth Davies in the first half-hour.After Steff Evans’s red card, openside James Davies filled in at left-wing and finished Man of the Match for a performance that included three precious turnovers.“If we had a choice of him over other opensides in the country we would take James every day,” said Pivac. “If you put him on the wing he doesn’t flinch, he just goes out there and does the job. He has a great skill-set and a very big heart.”Zebo’s cookingScarlets, whose only Pro12 title was in 2004, will face three-time champions Munster at Aviva Stadium on Saturday (6.15pm).Munster’s 23-3 defeat of Ospreys was more mundane but did feature a classic counter-attack try by Simon Zebo after Justin Tipuric’s clearing kick seemed to have ended the danger. Keith Earls fielded it and combined with Andrew Conway and Francis Saili to put Zebo over for the game’s outstanding moment.Classic try: Tom Habberfield and Dan Evans can’t prevent Simon Zebo scoring for Munster (Inpho)“Turning and burning” was Zebo’s phrase for it after the game, when he also explained his ‘stirring the pot’ try celebration. It’s borrowed from basketball star James Harden and means something’s cooking!Slade’s perfect puntThere was a time when I was convinced that Exeter’s Henry Slade should have been the first name on England’s team sheet. Now 24, he suffered a broken leg and hasn’t quite pushed on but he remains a formidable talent, and one with time to win 100 caps (he has 95 to go).It says much for the depth of Exeter’s resources that they can afford to leave him on the bench for an Aviva Premiership semi-final but Slade came on to make a difference.The 60-metre touch-finder he delivered at the end of Chiefs’ 18-16 win over Saracens was a thing of beauty. “One of the great kicks of all time” was how Sarries DoR Mark McCall graciously described it and it gave Chiefs the field position from which they drove over the line and Sam Simmonds scored the winning try. With Exeter City playing a Wembley final on Sunday, expect hordes of Devonians to invade the capital.Leaving it late: Sam Simmonds’s try puts Exeter into their second successive Premiership final (Getty)Was this Exeter’s greatest-ever victory? It’s hard to disagree. They played really high-quality phase rugby, with almost no errors, and even then they only just won. That tells you how good this Saracens team is, because a normal team would have wilted under the pressure.The result was an excellent one for the Lions because Sarries’ five remaining Lions will be spared another huge game ahead of the departure to New Zealand.Before Billy Vunipola’s withdrawal (see below), I felt there was a strong chance that all five of Saracens’ Lions forwards could make the Test pack to face the All Blacks. Now it can only be four – Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Mako Vunipola and Jamie George – but for one club that could still be called greedy!Eighty and out for AshIt was a pity that Chris Ashton didn’t get the farewell he deserved, the Saracens wing taking his leave just ten minutes into the match.Only Tom Varndell and Mark Cueto have scored more tries than the Toulon-bound former rugby league man, who finishes his Premiership career with 80 in 131 games, the first 33 of them scored for Northampton.Where it began: Chris Ashton on his way to his very first Premiership try, for Saints in 2008Not everyone cares for his ostentatious finishing (for me, the Ash Splash adds colour) but he has been a wonderful addition to English domestic rugby, with his tracking of the ball changing the way union wings play the game.Right result at the RicohTrying to prevent Exeter’s first English title will be Wasps, the latest of whose six triumphs was nine years ago. Their helter-skelter 21-20 win over Leicester included a four-minute uninterrupted passage of play (66-70 minutes) that almost brought players to their knees.Defiantly heroic though Tigers were, Wasps deserve to be lining up in Saturday’s Twickenham final (2.30pm) after scoring 89 tries and 13 try bonus points during the regular season. Only Exeter (86 and 15) can match that attacking potency.Strong guy: Guy Thompson has Tigers’ defence in a muddle during a cracking semi at Wasps (Getty)Scots do it again Counted out: Billy Vunipola goes down with the injury that has cost him a Lions tour place (Getty Images) center_img Amid all the club drama, there was plenty to celebrate in sevens. In the HSBC London Sevens that concluded this season’s world series, Scotland retained their London title with a 12-7 defeat of England in the final, captain Scott Riddell scoring the winning try.The Scots, who had also reached the Paris final a week earlier, pulled off an extraordinary win over New Zealand in the quarter-finals. They trailed 21-0 at half-time and had got back to 21-17 when an assistant referee spotted that the Kiwis had eight men on the field during a substitution – a mistake they also made in Sydney last year.Jamie Farndale crossed from the penalty to give Scotland victory by 24-21.London calling: Scotland Sevens celebrate retaining their London title at Twickenham (Getty)England, who were handicapped by injuries to Tom Mitchell, Dan Bibby and Ollie Lindsay-Hague, still came close to winning the cup and their second-place finish in the series is their best since 2006, when their current coach Simon Amor was the captain.Dan Norton, the all-time record try-scorer in the series with 261, scored a sensational try in the final when he ran through most of the Scotland team and sat George Horne down with a delicious final piece of footwork.But biggest plaudits go to South Africa, who reached eight of the ten cup finals over the season, winning five of them, to secure their second series crown (after 2008-09).They will be favourites for the 2017-18 series that includes a new venue in Hamilton and will be followed by the 2018 Sevens World Cup in San Francisco on 20-22 July, tickets for which will go on general sale exactly one year before the tournament.THE SINNERSBilly’s bad shoulderOnly one place to start – the shuddering news that England No 8 Billy Vunipola has withdrawn from the Lions tour with a shoulder injury.It’s stating the obvious to say that the worthy James Haskell is not a like-for-like replacement because there is no one like big Billy.Running repairs: Vunipola during the defeat at ExeterIt’s not just that he can carry the ball into contact with two or three defenders and yet still it looks like he’s the one doing the bullying. Against Exeter on Saturday he won a huge turnover when Saracens were under the cosh just before half-time, and later he produced a remarkable ripped steal as the Chiefs thundered forward from a driving maul.He is a big-game player, a Test-match animal to use Ian McGeechan’s phrase, and irreplaceable. He would have been a shoo-in for the Lions Test No 8 shirt that will now be contested by CJ Stander and Taulupe Faletau. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS As everyone knows, matches and momentum can swing on such moments. Gareth, if Conor Murray has the ball during a pause in play on Saturday, don’t go waving your arms near his face!For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Major League Rugby trial new laws to ‘enhance’ the game

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The US league is introducing new laws this season (Getty Images) And Ampthill’s Charlie Beckett is interested to see how the new laws play out. He tweeted: “Really intrigued to see how these law variations effect the game. Hopefully all positive and result in a higher ball in play time with less stoppages and a more enjoyable game to watch for the viewers and play in for the players! TAGS: USA Major League Rugby trial new laws to ‘enhance’ the gameMajor League Rugby will trial new laws in the 2021 season, which begins on 20 March.The changes, which include reducing scrums and the time kickers are given to take penalties and conversions, have been brought in to “enhance” the game, according to match official director Jonathan Kaplan.He said: “Our goal is to continue to offer fans and teams fast-paced, competitive rugby that is safe and balanced. We believe these new laws will enhance our on-field product while staying true to the spirit of rugby.”Related: How to stream Major League RugbyWhat are the new law variations?The 12-team league will see five new laws implemented from the first game of the season between Rugby United New York and San Diego Legion on Saturday.The new laws are:Kickers will have 60 seconds instead of 90 to take a penalty or conversion. They will have a kick clock to guide them to make sure they stick to the time allotted.Kickers in MLR will have a strict time limit (Getty Images)Seven points will automatically be given if a try is scored under the posts – no conversion will be necessary.Referees will work with stricter protocols that will limit the number of scrums to two per incident – the original plus one reset for a collapse, penalty, or free kick.The offside line will be the feed line/channel of the scrum to allow for unimpeded access to the ball at the back of the scrum for the attacking team.A red card will no longer mean a team is down to 14 players for the rest of the match. The new law will see a red-carded player reduce a team to 14 men for 20 minutes. After that time has passed, the team will be able to replace the player with someone from their bench. The red-carded player cannot return to the field and will face disciplinary action.How have people reacted?The announcement has received a mixed reaction. The Times‘ Alex Lowe welcomed the kicking clock… And another added: “Disappointing. Not a fan of these changes and the fact nothing was said until the first weekend means you all knew people would not react favourably.”What do you think of the new laws? Let us know by emailing [email protected] “Also, love that they’re trying to deal with the number of scrum resets, it’s a huge issue in our game. My only worry is, what happens if a scrum does go down a second time and it’s not obvious who is at fault or there is a genuine slip? Do refs just guess?”However, some on social media have raised their concerns at the new laws. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Kicking clocks, limited scrums and red card replacements after 20 minutes are among variations in American leaguelast_img read more

Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles

first_imgArchDaily Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles Houses Photographs:  George DupinSave this picture!ModelText description provided by the architects. Maison L « A house as a small town »Less than half an hour’s drive west from Paris city center, designed as an extension of a private residence to an 18th-century structure, sought to provide every family member with a private realm. The roughly 5000 m2 plot of old trees called for a project that would leave the spacious ground predominantly untouched.Save this picture!© George DupinThe design foresaw an amorphous plinth storey with curved stone walls heaped up with earth and used as a general living area. Local building regulations only allow one single building with a gabled or hipped roof. However, in exceptional cases, flat roofs, as long as they do not exceed 25m2 each (e.g. : garages), can be provided.Save this picture!© George DupinThus, projecting above the accessible planted roof five tower-like volumes have been argued and actually implemented. Positioned to frame a specific perspective of the site, each « tower » houses a dressing room and storage space (ground floor), bathroom (1st floor) and a bedroom (2nd floor).Save this picture!© George DupinHouse and landscape are intimately interwoven, boundaries between indoors and outdoors are blurred: The south-eastern facade emerges out of a complex topography between the house and its landscape. Carved towards every entrance in the glazing the river-bed-shaped, undulating terrain distorts, blending the construction into nature.Save this picture!© George DupinProject gallerySee allShow lessVideos: London Olympics 2012 Time LapseArticles2012 AIM Architecture CompetitionArticles Share Save this picture!© George Dupin+ 50 Share Area:  870 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Projects Photographs Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures PossiblesSave this projectSaveMaison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2011 Year:  France CopyHouses•Yvelines, France Architects: Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeChristian Pottgiesser Architectures PossiblesOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesYvelinesFrancePublished on July 06, 2012Cite: “Maison L / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles” 06 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?L建筑 / Christian Pottgiesser Architectures Possibles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

Fish Creek House / Edition Office

first_img Trease Architects: Edition Office Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEdition OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMoundsvilleFish CreekAustraliaPublished on August 21, 2017Cite: “Fish Creek House / Edition Office” 21 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?飞毯屋 Fish Creek House / Edition Office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 stream Australia Year:  Save this picture!© Ben Hosking+ 33 Share ArchDaily Sustainability: CopyHouses•Fish Creek, Australia Houses Consulting Structural Engineer: Projects Photographs Photographs:  Ben Hosking Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: Fish Creek House / Edition Office 2016 Builders: Manufacturers: Feltex, Great Dane, Capral, Precise Timber Innovations “COPY” Aaron Roberts, Kim Bridgland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Deery City:Fish CreekCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ben HoskingText description provided by the architects. The house sits firmly along a winding ridgeline on the outskirts of the small township of Fish Creek. The home surrounds itself in a highly textured brickwork wall in response to its exposed position to strong local winds and a nearby country road. This long wall wraps the three nested, black timber pavilions of the house like a rough and coarse blanket and offers them shelter while they sit upon the lower wall edge and gaze out upon the undulating and extraordinary coastline of Wilsons Promontory. The three pavilions are pulled out from each other and from the northern edge of the rough brick wall to allow sunlight to slide deep into a series of sheltered and planted courtyards that offer immediate garden and deck relationships to the interior spaces. These interiors provide a warm and robust palette of timber-lined walls, black-pigmented concrete floors and black form-ply ceilings.Save this picture!© Ben HoskingIn responding to an Australian landscape condition we see it as vital that a conversation or an emotional dialogue emerge between house, landscape and the occupier. In this regard, the house has been intentionally designed to appear as both thoroughly dissonant to its site, and at once entirely and deeply sympathetic to it. This relationship of apparent friction between the house and its site allows for a gap to emerge between the known and unknown characteristics of that place. Establishing an initial contrast of high solidity with the landscape, the house appears first as monument, and as foreign to its surroundings. Upon closer inspection however the robustly solid yet soft and textured walls of the home anchor the building to the site in a manner far stronger than their mass alone; it’s earthen qualities more attuned to the considered grace and deep humility of both the surrounding landscape and local community and which has become one of it’s key defining characteristics.Save this picture!© Ben HoskingSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Ben HoskingSustainabilityThe house is built upon a black pigmented, burnished concrete slab, which incorporates a fly-ash & waste slag blend. This slab is hydronically heated via the kitchen wood-fired oven/stove, which also boosts the home’s solar hot-water system. In a response to the conditions of the site, the house is oriented along a north-west axis, however it is given strong protection from the western sun and then pulled apart into three independent pavilions, sliced to allow for a direct northern exposure to all living spaces and to passively heat the concrete slab floor. The course masonry wall protects the house from the harsh winds of the region and yet allows for deep and effective cross flow ventilation. A large sliding screen, designed with just the right porosity to fragment the heavy winds of the area gives additional protection to the large northern courtyard when required. 60,000L of rainwater is caught and stored on site to supply the house. All waste is treated on-site with a worm farm composting treatment system. Materials are specified as Low VOC, and the bricks are recycled. A 7kw solar PV system is incorporated into the roof of the shed to supply the house with on-site power.Save this picture!© Ben HoskingSave this picture!© Ben HoskingProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment Building La Juliana / ipiña+nieto architectsSelected ProjectsPatrick Vale Draws Stunning Panoramic View of San Francisco in New MuralVideos Share House, Energy Assessment “COPY” Area:  294 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Fish Creek House / Edition OfficeSave this projectSaveFish Creek House / Edition Officelast_img read more

Indiana Weather Forecast 1/16/2015

first_imgHome News Feed Indiana Weather Forecast 1/16/2015 By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 15, 2015 WHEAT Weather  Mild in SRW areas through next Tuesday. Areas north of the OH River have moisture chances limited to a few hundredths to a tenth or two. But, SRW acreage south of the OH River can pick up half to 1 inch rains from a system for the 24th-25th. Indiana Weather Forecast 1/16/2015 Temps did begin to moderate over parts of the state yesterday, and we will see some more moderation today. Our warmest day still is on track to be Saturday with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s south, and upper 30s to mid 40s north. We should see a lot of snow disappear by the end of the day Saturday. Sunday’s weather feature is still on track, with anywhere from a few hundredths to a couple of tenths of moisture. We look for mostly liquid precipitation, although if we see anything linger into the night time hours it could easily transition to some wet snow. We do not think it is a big deal, and also will likely not cause any serious problems. Cold air just is not ready to come into the forecast picture yet. Temps do dive a bit Monday, but moderate sharply again Tuesday. We should start to see clipper systems move through every couple of days, starting with the 26th. These will not have much moisture with them but will bring chances of snow off and on through the end of the month at least. The GFS shows a deep cut off low coming out of Baja California (Mexico) toward the 31st. If that solution holds, and it tries to slowly lift into some cold air…that might be a formidable storm to watch for early February for the Hoosier state. Our gut feeling is that it goes away pretty easily…but it is interesting to see nonetheless. Tuesday night the second piece of this puzzle comes together with a more northern track of a low out of the plains. There is not an incredible amount of moisture associated with this wave either (surprising) but it can bring some light snows with it as it moves through overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday. Moisture potential is minor…a few hundredths of an inch, but there can be some minor accumulations as the cold air rushes in. Temps behind the frontal boundary revert to normal and below normal levels, staying there through the remainder of the month.A system around the 24th still looks like it wants to stay just south of the state. However, this is a track that a system took a few weeks back, and at this stage of development, it too was farther south. That system ended up lifting farther north, bringing rain to most of the state. This time, if that were to happen, it would lift into a cold air mass, triggering snow. We do not look for that at this time…but will watch models in the days ahead through the weekend to see if there is any gravitation toward that kind of solution. Weather that Impacts CORN: Facebook Twitter Previous articleOil Ends Sharply LowerNext articleIndiana Members Proud to be Part of Farm Bureau Hoosier Ag Todaycenter_img SOYBEAN Weather Argentina stays dry weather through the weekend. Our next front hits late Sunday through Tuesday with 1-2” rains and coverage at 80%. Another inch plus is likely in over the later part of the month. The moisture moves north into southern Brazil, where they can see 1-3 inches of rain from now through the end of the month, mostly from 3 frontal boundaries. Mild air through the entire US Corn Belt will come to an end next week. Moisture will be heavy just south of the Corn Belt, but in general, Corn Belt precipitation should be slightly below normal through the end of the month. Clipper systems the last week of the month will bring snow back, especially from the Upper Midwest down through at leas the US 30 corridors.  FSU wheat areas are mostly trouble free in the short haul. Not much moisture around, but temps bounce on either side of normal just a bit. We do see a big cool down coming with arctic air late next week in to the final week of January. But…it will not be a brutal arctic outbreak….just a return to below normal temps for a nice 7-10 day period.  SHARE Models continue to promise rain. We keep getting reports of rain falling in spots in brazil. However, we really need to start seeing this projected moisture in the intermediate and long term get into a shorter term forecast., Scattered action through the weekend and msot of next week will have potential to put a half to 1 inch in any given spot, but we will see daily coverage at only 40-50%. Cumulatinve rains should be in the half to 1 inch range with 60% coverage through next Thursday. Longer term, fronts look formidable, but we want to see them get into the 7 day forecast window before letting ourselves get more excited. We mentioned this yesterday, and nothing has changed on the most recent model runs to take that conservative approach away. Temps remain normal to slightly above Facebook Twitter BEYOND INDIANA: SHARE Warm and dry for HRW areas through midweek next week, cold and dry after that. Precipitation chances for HRW areas are minimal through Feb 1. Most hope for moisture will be on a late week system next week mostly over TX. There will be hopes that the strong moisture from that low will work north. Right now we do not look for that to happen. Temps will be 10-15 degrees above normal through the weekend, but the last week of January we can see temps back near normal. A large cut off low may bring slow moving rains around the 2nd-3rd if we can find a moisture source to tap into.last_img read more

Censorship continues

first_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation to go further November 11, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Tunisia News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has learned that journalist Nissar Ben Hassen of Radio Kalima was arrested today after posting video footage of events in Chebba, 65 km north of the city of Sfax (!/video/video.php?v=17590359454…), online. He was editing another video on the violence in Mahdia at the time of his arrest.Members of a special presidential unit arrested him shortly after midday at his home in Chebba. It is not known where they took him. Police meanwhile continue to ring the offices of the Tunisian journalists’ union and the newspaper Al-Maouqif in Tunis.Moez Jemai, Radio Kalima’s correspondent in Gabes (400 km south of Tunis), was arrested by four plainclothes policemen on 6 January. He was sprayed with a disabling gas, pushed into an unmarked car and driven to the interior ministry in Tunis, where he was mistreated during interrogation about his coverage of recent events in Sidi Bouzid. He was freed in Tunis on the evening of 8 JanuaryWissem Essghaier, a student and active member of the youth section of the Progressive Democratic Party, who also works for the party newspaper Al-Maouqif, was arrested on 7 January near the party’s headquarters while waiting to meet a foreign journalist.Reporters Without Boundaries has also learned that two netizens detained last week, Hamadi Kaloutcha and Slah Eddine Kchouk, were freed on 8 and 9 January respectively. The rapper El General has also been released.But Reporters Without Borders is still without news of Slim Amamou and Azyz Ammami. They may be taken before the judicial authorities in the coming days. They have not been able to see a lawyer since their arrest on 6 January.Ammar Amroussia, the correspondent of the banned daily Al-Badil and its website (, is still in jail in Gafsa (400 km south of Tunis). Arrested on 29 December, he is facing up to 20 years in prison on charges under articles 42, 44 and 49 of the press code, articles 121, 131, 132, 220b, 315 and 316 of the criminal code and article 26 of a 1969 law on public meetings, processions, exhibitions, demonstrations and gatherings. He covered the recent events at Sidi Bouzid for Al-Badil and took part in many demonstrations in Gafsa, accusing the authorities of corruption and urging his compatriots to combat the “dictatorship”. November 12, 2019 Find out morecenter_img News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” January 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censorship continues Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists News December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Newslast_img read more

Will Coastal Homes Go Underwater by 2100?

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Climate Central climate change emission Sea levels Skylar Olsen Zillow 2018-11-15 Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Need of the Hour: Uniformity in Servicing Data Next: Legal Experts Address Non-Judicial Foreclosures Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Climate Central climate change emission Sea levels Skylar Olsen Zillow in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Will Coastal Homes Go Underwater by 2100? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Will Coastal Homes Go Underwater by 2100? Climate change is beginning to manifest itself strongly in many areas in more than half of the nation’s coastal states. Yet a nationwide analysis by Zillow and Climate Central has found that a significant number of homes in these areas have recently been built in at-risk zones at a higher rate than in safer areas.The analysis points out that recent constructions of thousands of new homes built in at-risk areas stare at the possibility of chronic floods within just a few decades. As sea levels rise, nearly 400,000 current homes are expected to be at risk of regular flooding, the main cause being climate change. The ramifications can be abated by 10 percent with moderate emission cuts which will reduce the number of current homes in at-risk areas to 348,000 by 2050. Unchecked greenhouse gas emissions and continued building in flood-risk areas contribute largely to the already existing dangers. Based on Zillow’s housing data and Climate Central’s climate-science expertise, the analysis did not take into account the number of new homes—and homes overall—in low-lying coastal areas. The final outcome in the coming decades, however, will heavily depend on the choices the world makes around greenhouse-gas pollution today, the analysts warned. Assuming that climate change will worsen over time, the estimates of the analysis for the year 2100 are far higher: 1.3 million current homes are anticipated to be at risk of regular flooding if emissions are cut moderately, and 2.5 million homes—worth $1.3 trillion—if emissions grow unchecked.About 10 percent of homes in Galveston, Texas, and 7 percent in Ocean City, Maryland, are projected to be at risk of at least annual flooding by 2050, which may be reduced to nearly half, given, global emissions are in check. If emission cuts are not prioritized, Hoboken, New Jersey, and Miami Beach, Florida, could see three-quarters or more of their homes at risk of at least annual flooding. The intermittent floods experienced by coastal areas every year as of now are expected to reach further inland in the future. This will lead to more damage, devaluation of homes, degradation of infrastructure, and interruptions in transportation systems. Moreover, homeowners, renters, and investors may incur major personal and financial losses.“This research suggests that the impact of climate change on the lives and pocketbooks of homeowners is closer than you think. For homebuyers over the next few years, the impact of climate change will be felt within the span of their 30-year mortgage,” said Skylar Olsen, Director of Economic Research and Outreach at Zillow. The levels of the rising waters vary locally with coastal communities likely to encounter the effects, depending on the local rate of rise, local tides, and storms. Some major coastal cities—including Los Angeles—sit high enough above sea level that the biggest hit—even as far out as 2100—will be to their beaches, the analysts found. In New Jersey, 7 percent of current homes are projected to be in flood-risk zones by 2100, under moderate emissions cuts. But as there is a striking number of ongoing developments in areas that face high risk, it poses an imminent threat with 14 percent of the state’s homes built from 2010 through 2017 are in the same high-risk areas. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Donna Joseph Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago November 15, 2018 1,851 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Show Cause Why Uniform Orders Not Be Passed By Supreme Court In COVID Related Issues : SC Issues Notice To Centre, States, UTs & Parties Before HCs

first_imgTop StoriesShow Cause Why Uniform Orders Not Be Passed By Supreme Court In COVID Related Issues : SC Issues Notice To Centre, States, UTs & Parties Before HCs LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 April 2021 7:45 AMShare This – xTaking suo moto cognizance of issues related to distribution of essential supplies and services during the pandemic, the Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre, State Governments, Union Territories and the parties who have approached the High Courts to show-cause why uniform orders not be passed by the Supreme Court in COVID-19 related issues.A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde took this suo moto action in the case “In Re : Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During Pandemic” after noting that at least seven High Courts have been considering matters related to supply of oxygen, medicines, hospital services etc., to COVID-19 patients.Advertisement The Supreme Court observed that the orders passed by various High Courts “may have the effect of accelerating and prioritising the services to a certain set of people and slowing down the availability of these resources to certain other groups whether the groups are local, regional or otherwise”.In this backdrop, the bench, also including Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, ordered :”…we direct that notices be issued to the Union Government, the State Governments/Union Territories and the parties, who appeared to have approached the High Courts to show cause why uniform orders be not passed by this Court in relation toAdvertisement a)Supply of oxygen;b)Supply of essential drugs;c)Method and manner of vaccination; andd)Declaration of lockdown”.”Prima facie, we are inclined to take the view that the distribution of these essential services and supplies must be done in an even handed manner according to the advice of the health authorities which undoubtedly take into account relevant factors like severity,susceptibility, the number of people affected and the local availability of resources”, the bench said in the order.Advertisement Advertisement The Court also asked the Central Government to place before it a national plan for dealing with the above services and supplies during Pandemic.”Prima facie, we are also of the opinion that the Central government should respond on the following -1. Report on the existence or otherwise and requirement of setting up of a coordinating body that would consider allocation of the above resources in a consultative manner (with the involvement of concerned States and Union Territories). Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement 2. Considering declaration of essential medicines and medical equipment including the above articles as essential commodities in relation to COVID. 3. In respect of coordination of logistical support for inter-State and Intra-State transportation and distribution of the above resources”.The Court has appointed Senior Advocate Harish Salve as an amicus curiae to assist the Court in the matter.The Court will consider the matter tomorrow.Read the order passed by the Supreme Court taking suo moto cognizance of #COVID19 related issues.Court says Central Government should place a national plan for dealing with essential supplies and services during the pandemic.— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 22, 2021 High Courts of Allahabad, Gujarat, Delhi, Bombay, Madhya Pradesh, Calcutta, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Patna, Madras have taken cognizance of issues related to COVID-19. In an urgent hearing held yesterday night, the Delhi High Court had emphasized that it was Centre’s responsibility to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply for medical emergency.The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court had yesterday, in yet another emergent hearing, had interfered with an order passed by the Union Health Ministry to cut down the oxygen supply to Maharashtra. The High Court ordered the restoration of earlier oxygen allocation, notwithstanding the Union Ministry’s order. Meanwhile, several senior lawyers have criticized the intervention made by the Supreme Court while High Courts are already seized of the issues. The Supreme Court Bar Association has filed an intervention application in the case urging that High Courts should be allowed to deal with the COVID19 issues at the local level as they are best suited to do so.’Unjustified’ : Senior Lawyers Criticize Supreme Court’s Move To Transfer COVID Matters From High Courts To Itself Case DetailsTitle : In Re : Distribution of Essential Supplies and Services During PandemicCoram : CJI SA Bobde, Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra BhatCitation : LL 2021 SC 228Click here to read/download the order TagsCOVID19 COVID19 Second Wave Supreme Court #CJI SA Bobde #Justice L Nageswara Rao Justice Ravindra Bhat Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

No Covid-19 deaths recorded today on the island of Ireland

first_img By News Highland – July 24, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEvening News, Sport, Nuacht, and Obituaries on Friday July 24thNext articleConcern over anti-social behaviour in social houses in Donegal News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 No Coronavirus deaths have been reported in the Republic today.There are 20 new cases, none of them in Donegal.The total number of cases is 25,845, and the death toll is 1,763. The total number of cases confirmed in Donegal remains at 472.15 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Northern Ireland today.But the region’s recorded no coronavirus deaths for the 11th day in a row.The death toll remains at 556, and 5,891 people have been diagnosed with the virus.********************Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThere have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.There has now been a total of 1,763 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Thursday 23rd July, the HPSC has been notified of 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 25,845* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.  The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Dr. Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that is still circulating in our communities. It is a dangerous illness that no-one wants to catch.“While we have reason to be positive, we now need to continue to work together towards our  collective goal of resuming healthcare services, reopening our children’s schools, and protecting the most vulnerable.“The past weeks have shown that when we maintain physical distance, wash our hands, wear a face cover where appropriate and cover our coughs and sneezes, together we can interrupt the spread of COVID-19. Let’s keep going.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Homepage BannerNews No Covid-19 deaths recorded today on the island of Ireland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more