National Express given extension on c2c franchise

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Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgHippo Valley Estates Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hippo Valley Estates Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hippo Valley Estates Limited (  2019 annual report.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileHippo Valley Estates Limited is a subsidiary of Tongaat Hulett Limited and primarily involved in growing and milling sugar cane in Zimbabwe. This involves planting, maintaining and harvesting sugar cane crops and haulage to the sugar mill. The milling segment crushes and produces raw sugar. Hippo Valley Estates is an extensive enterprise and has other interests in sugar packaging, game hunting, fishing, and livestock and citrus farming. Chiredzi Township (Private) Limited provides services for water treatment. The Hippo Valley Estates and Triangle Sugar mills in Zimbabwe have combined milling capacity to crush more than 4,8 million tons of cane annually and produce over 640 000 tons of sugar. Refining capacity is 140 000 tons per annum. Hippo Valley Estates Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Join England and use Wrestling to improve your skills

Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Nick Easter and James Haskell get to grips with the new training technique – wrestlingEngland have introduced a new training method during pre-season in a bid to get in tip-top condition for the World Cup, writes Bea Asprey.The 45-man squad has been taking part in wrestling sessions under the direction of Paul Stridgeon, an ex-wrestler who is the RFU’s head of strength and conditioning.Rugby and wrestling require common skills and techniques, and similar exercises are useful for conditioning the participants of both sports. Back-rower James Haskell has been relishing the sessions, which he says are both enjoyable and a useful training tool.“I had been wrestling and doing some mixed martial arts for eight or nine months, so I was familiar with the concept when the England coaches introduced it to our training programme,” says Haskell. “It’s great fun and as well as being beneficial for your technique and conditioning, it brings a different element to our training. It also gets very competitive which all rugby players love.”The squad took part in two 35-minute sessions a week for three weeks, and dropped to one session after that to allow more time for rugby sessions. However, it will remain a focal point for their training camps throughout August.Haskell continues: “The sessions are physically demanding. You get very out of breath and your heart-rate goes through the roof. Our sessions are always in a hot marquee!”If you want to improve your technique for tackling and clearing people off the ball, this is a great activity for you. It teaches you how to manipulate an opponent’s body, and get into a position where you’re dominant at the breakdown and in tackle situations. Tackling and ruck and maul situations are similar to what you may encounter in a wrestling match, and it also trains you to operate at a low centre of gravity. Haskell explains: “We warm up with drills or technical work, and then concentrate on one aspect, such as splitting your feet or getting low to the ground, working one-on-one with a partner. We’ve used different techniques for clearing out rucks, done some grappling, and worked with dummies, driving them back and putting them down.”Check out the squad during their pre-season training session…This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS read more

Villa Frenay / 70F Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Villa Frenay / 70F Architecture Houses Save this picture!© Luuk Kramer+ 24 Share “COPY” CopyHouses• ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Villa Frenay / 70F ArchitectureSave this projectSaveVilla Frenay / 70F Architecture Photographs:  Luuk KramerText description provided by the architects. The commission (March 2008) consisted of a detached house with outbuildings on a plot in villa park ‘de Noordzoom’ in Lelystad, at the foot of the Enkhuizen – Lelystad dike. The family wanted, like many others, light, air and space. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe house is a one-story bungalow, while the site asked for a response to “living at the water.” The latter is accomplished by making a veranda along the entire length of the building (south), at the most important rooms of the house; from bedroom, to wardrobe, to the master bathroom, to hobby room to the kitchen and finally to the dining- and around the corner the living room. Along this line, there is a transition from water to veranda, to completely glass facade, with doors behind which all mentioned areas are. Save this picture!© Luuk KramerTo break the flat polder landscape, the roof of the living / dining room is slightly sloping. At the non-waterfront (north) of the house there are the children’s rooms with their bathroom, a utility room and the living room. The existing artificial ‘hills’ on the premises we accentuated, and the carport with storage room is half buried in one of them.  Save this picture!© Luuk KramerThe sauna with garden shed is placed on another hill, and is the highest of the three buildings. From the sauna is a view over a Cor-Ten steel waterfall that runs along the open-air terrace at the gable of the house, sloping towards the water feature that runs along the plot. Save this picture!With the spread of the buildings, a residential area is created, more than a house with outbuildings. The transparency and direction can be seen in the interior, providing the ultimate inside – outside experience, emphasized by the slopes on the plot. The structural challenge of the T-shaped gable wall with glass corners, results in a phenomenal experience of the indoor and outdoor space in the living and dining room. The structural and architectural tension of the solution in this wall is experienced almost everywhere in and around the house.Save this picture!© Luuk KramerProject gallerySee allShow less’Roof House’ Proposal / Betillon/Dorval‐Bory ArchitectesArticlesmodeLab Screening WorkshopArticles Share “COPY” Projects Architects: 70F Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 CopyAbout this office70F ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on June 11, 2012Cite: “Villa Frenay / 70F Architecture” 11 Jun 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

Residence in Karuizawa / K+S Architects

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Houses CopyAbout this officeK+S ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKaruizawa-machiHousesJapanPublished on October 30, 2012Cite: “Residence in Karuizawa / K+S Architects” 30 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish- DI-NOC™ Glass FinishPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – Painted AluminumStonesCosentinoDekton® Surfaces – Chicago 444Exterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingWoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – CPXPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsHexapent Facade PanelDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Folding Door System – Rabel 3710 Super ThermalWall / Ceiling LightsLuminisCeiling Surface Lights – HollowcoreBenches / TablesUrbaStyleConcrete Bench – BoomerangMore 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 stream photographs:  Hiroshi UedaPhotographs:  Hiroshi Ueda, Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaText description provided by the architects. There are a few weekend-houses around this residence in Karuizawa where the area is well known, as a summer resort in Japan. People loving Karuizawa enjoy each lives in the summer season, and also severely cold winter. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThis weekend-house is designed to be refreshed, with hearing sounds of the wind, enjoying the sunshine, apart from the busy everyday life. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaWe try to create the comfortable place in the sunshine filtering through foliage and the stillness with the least touches and alterations. I thought what to do for living together with nature, is to make the comfortable atmosphere that seemed to be in the womb of mother. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaSo I design the space with the para-nature-like “MURA=the irregularity”, and intended to blend the place as much as possible with surroundings. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThis site is on the gentle south slope, and therefore taking a step forward on the floor, approach the trees, and at the same time, depart from the ground. Thus the distance with the trees and the ground is decided by the horizontal position. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaBased on such features, then various spaces that seem to be in a forest, were designed with the layers of the large opening sections and open spaces by incorporating ” MURA=the irregularity” of the spaces intentionally………(bright & dark, high & low, open & close, wide & narrow, far & near………) Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaThe complicated sense of distance is composed in the rooms by the given nodes of the echelon pattern connections that horizontally and cross-sectionally dotted. Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Trust International Open International Design CompetitionArticlesKeelung Harbor Competition Entry / PAR + SESArticles Share Photographs Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Residence in Karuizawa / K+S Architects Residence in Karuizawa / K+S ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence in Karuizawa / K+S Architects Projects Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 22 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Karuizawa-machi, Japan Architects: {:text=>”Nobuya Kashima, Aya Sato”, :url=>””}; Architects: Nobuya Kashima, Aya Sato Area Area of this architecture project Area:  174 m² Area:  174 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2009 Japan 2009last_img read more

Opportunity for charities to recoup millions of pounds in VAT

first_img Howard Lake | 16 October 2005 | News A charity could recover anything from a single figure percentage to 100% (fully taxable). However, before making this ‘partially exempt’ calculation, the charity must strip-out any VAT on spending associated with ‘non-business’ activities.Non-BusinessVAT spending on ‘non-business’ activities is not recoverable at all and can represent a big cost to the organisation concerned. This would include the administration costs of:1. Recruiting donors2. Receiving legacies or making donations and grants3. Owning shares4. Receiving dividends and interest paymentsHowever, in a recent High Court case, it was decided that:1. The receipt of donations and2. The receipt of other unrestricted funds is NOT an ‘activity’ in itself, just a mechanism which supports the charity’s wider objectives. As a consequence of this decision, the ‘non-business’ element of a charitable organisation’s activities is now likely to be much smaller as will the associated VAT costs.Backdated VATCharities should re-examine their past VAT returns and submit claims for previously blocked VAT. All charities should take immediate action to recover sums due to them. It is estimated that tens, even hundreds of millions of pounds could be reimbursed.OpportunityCharities must determine whether or not they have an opportunity to make a back-claim for past VAT. Those with significant ‘non-business’ activities are likely to gain from this decision, to a greater or lesser extent depending on their ‘partial exemption’ recovery rate.The only way to quantify the size of the back-claims will be through detailed examination of past calculations. Some smaller charities may not have registered for VAT voluntarily because the cost of administration would have outweighed the benefits of VAT reclaims. That equation has now changed and they should re-assess their position. It may even be possible to secure a back-dated VAT registration to maximise the benefit from this High Court decision. For many charities, this development could be a much needed lifeline. Simon Newark can be contacted at UHY Hacker Young on 0207 216 4600. Tagged with: Finance About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Opportunity for charities to recoup millions of pounds in VATcenter_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A recent case involving the Children’s Society means VAT-registered charities have an opportunity to scoop millions of pounds from backdated VAT payments, according to VAT specialist Simon Newark of top twenty accountancy group UHY Hacker Young.ActivitiesThe extent to which a charity might benefit depends on which of its ‘activities’ are classed as ‘business’ activities and which as ‘non-business’ activities.BusinessMost charitable organisations have a mix of ‘business’ activities, some of which are taxable and others of which are exempt for VAT purposes. This means that the organisation can only reclaim part of the VAT it incurs on expenditure. The exact amount depends on the types of activities. Advertisementlast_img read more

Survival of our public postal service threatened

first_imgFifty years ago, wildcatting postal workers shut down the U.S. mail for a week in the 1970 Great Postal Strike over poverty-level wages. President Nixon tried to use Army and National Guard soldiers to break the strike — without success. The strike resulted in creation of an independent U.S. Postal Service, with union contracts providing pay raises with cost-of-living escalators, a no-layoff clause and union protections.1970 Great Postal Strike, DetroitNow, with the COVID-19 pandemic and the country apparently on the brink of a new Great Depression, the USPS faces an unprecedented series of threats to its survival and to the well-being of its nearly 600,000 unionized employees. On June 15, a new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, takes over as head of the Postal Service. DeJoy comes to the job after a career at XPO, the second largest global logistics provider, with 100,000 worldwide employees. The company is dedicated to robotics, automation and helping companies downsize their workforce — “using labor analytics to optimize productivity.” ( USPS is normally self-sufficient, financing operations with its own revenues without using taxpayer money. Now the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly hurt the economy and, with it, the postal service’s income. As a result, the Postal Board of Governors has asked Congress for direct emergency financial assistance.American Postal Workers (APWU) President Mark Dimondstein recalled that the 1970 Postal Strike created the USPS as “an independent agency, designed to be free from the political patronage and cronyism that had plagued the old Post Office Department.” Now, he continued, “the APWU is deeply concerned with the appointment process to make Mr. Louis DeJoy, a multimillion-dollar major donor to President Trump, the next Postmaster General, and whether the Administration has returned to the days of political interference and patronage.“Mr. DeJoy has a choice. … He can choose to be a Postmaster General who implements the destructive plans of this White House: raising postal rates, cutting services, undermining stable union and family-sustaining jobs, and selling the public Postal Service to corporations for their private profit. And if that is his choice, Mr. DeJoy will be met with stiff resistance from postal workers and the people of this country.“Or Mr. DeJoy can prove true to his stated commitment to the public Postal Service, its employees and our mission binding the country together through universal service to all. If so, he will be a welcome addition to the postal family.”   Joe Piette contributed to this article. Both Piette and Welsh are retired members of the National Association of Letter Carriers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New press card rules suspended

first_img to go further News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Organisation News Follow the news on Israel The Israeli government has suspended controversial new press card rulesunder which the Shin Beit secret police would vet all applicants. The headof the Government Press Office, Daniel Seaman, said on 11 November that themeasure, which he announced a week ago and was widely criticised as anattack on press freedom, had been put off so the government could consultIsraeli media chiefs._____________________________4.11.2003Cancellation of strict new press card rules urgedReporters Without Borders expressed great alarm today at new rules in Israel for accrediting journalists, who would have to be cleared by the Shin Beit state security police, and called for them to be immediately dropped as a serious threat to press freedom and flagrant violation of journalists’ rights. The new rules, which would take effect on 1 January, apply to all journalists – foreign, Palestinian and Israeli – working in Israel.”Having Shin Bet approve applications for press cards is totally undemocratic and harmful to press freedom,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “Already Israel is the only democratic country where such cards are issued by a government agency rather than by elected journalists’ representatives. “Now, for alleged security reasons, the authorities want to decide who can or cannot work as a journalist and therefore bar some Israeli and foreign journalists from covering the Palestinian conflict.”Many Israeli and foreign journalists variously told Reporters Without Borders that the new rules were a “dangerous”, “pathetic,” “hypocritical” or “anti-freedom” attempt to gag the media.Some of the Israeli journalists said the kind of information demanded by the Government Press Office (GPO), such as the name of a person’s grandfather and the topics a journalist would cover, was excessive. They were also outraged that Shin Beit would become, in effect, the press card issuing authority when it was a major Israeli institution liable to media scrutiny.Writing about it would now mean risking cancellation of one’s press card when it came up for annual renewal, they said, so the new rules would automatically intimidate the media.A press card issued by the GPO is needed for any reporting in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, especially for passing through Israeli military checkpoints, so the GPO already has arbitrary power, in the name of “security,” over who covers the conflict in the Israeli-controlled area.The new rules also increase existing discrimination against Palestinian journalists. Section 3H of the GPO’s new rules says “residents or citizens of an area in armed conflict with the state of Israel” will not be issued with press cards. Since 1 January 2002, the GPO has refused to renew the press cards of the vast majority of Palestinian journalists, including those working for foreign media. A press card is not always demanded of journalists working for major Israeli media but foreign and Israeli freelances must have one. GPO director Daniel Seaman’s decision to reduce the number of press cards issued to Israeli journalists shows the government’s intention to pick and choose who becomes a journalist on the basis of secret and even political reasons. This could hit the left and far-left media hard. News November 12, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New press card rules suspended Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 28, 2021 Find out more Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes May 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pageantry, Wackiness at Ultimate BCS Championship Tailgate Party

first_img Top of the News Community News Pageantry, Wackiness at Ultimate BCS Championship Tailgate Party Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Monday, January 6, 2014 | 4:34 pm 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News With banners flying overhead and blue and orange flooding the streets of Pasadena, Auburn Tigers fans and Florida State Seminoles fans flooded Pasadena yesterday in colorful waves before the last-ever Bowl Championship Series game at the Rose Bowl. Florida State was to win, but before the game both camps were on emotional highs.Spirited orange and blue decked Tiger fans with their boots on wore wigs, crazy hats, homemade outfits and even a blow-up suit to cheer on Auburn state with the cry “War Eagle… Hey!” In a sweet southern accent one fan said, “Ya’ll there’s a lot of people here.”The hustle and bustle of the pre-game tailgate parties brought fans from Florida, Alabama and even a group from Indiana to root on their favorite team in the last title game before the Bowl Championship Series is replaced by a playoff next year.“This is a trip of a lifetime. We are loving Pasadena and California because its 7 degrees back home. And I’m glad we can close out the BCS with us. I love it. I am glad they’re changing things around, but I’m glad it gets to end with us. I think the top two teams made it and that’s what’s important. Were having a blast,” Mona Adams of McCalla, Alabama home of Bo Jackson.Adams said the playoffs will be a better system that should have been implemented in the first place.“If the NFL can do it, then college football should do it too,” Adams said.The 80-degree day left the paramedic teams on high alert, expecting more medical calls because of the heat.“People need to make sure they hydrate properly with water and take into consideration pre-existing medical conditions,” Pasadena Fire representative Lisa Derderian said.With the extreme fire danger being issued in southern California in one of the driest seasons in history, Derderian said they would be watching the bbq cookout’s closely. The department issued special teams in golf carts and on bicycles to more easily navigate the crowd in case of a medical emergency or fire hazard.One Auburn fan said, “For the past two days it’s been all orange and blue.”However a several dedicated Seminole and Tiger fans drove in RV’s across the country including Ryan McDonald and his friends who started on New Year’s Eve, drove through Dallas, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Joshua Tree National Park, and ended with a tailgate party before the game by their RV he named SS Winston.“It’s the last BCS game. We could be eternal champions,” McDonald said who will cheer on Florida State at the game.For those who may have missed the excitement of the game and fans, Tuesday the Rose Bowl Stadium will host Rally Day to celebrate the champions of Monday’s game. Every attendee will receive part of the BCS game field. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find more information at Business News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more