FDH Bank Plc (FDH.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 prospectus For more information about FDH Bank Plc (FDH.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FDH Bank Plc (FDH.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FDH Bank Plc (FDH.mw) 2020 prospectus Company ProfileFirst Discount House is a wholly owned subsidiary of FDH Financial Holdings Limited and was licensed as a discount house by the Reserve Bank of Malawi on 20 July 2001. First Discount House is currently the only Discount House in Malawi. Operational since April 2002, the company has grown into one of the strongest and most reliable Financial Services Houses in the country. First Discount House boasts of seasoned financial services experts, continually re-inventing itself to make sure it continues to cater for the ever-changing needs of its clients. First Discount House is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Year: ArchDaily Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, Gaggenau, Mitsubishi Electric, Toto, Acor, Fascina, Netwood Floors Save this picture!© Creative Clicks+ 36Curated by María Francisca González Share David Chan, MunInn Chan, Quah Zheng Wei C House / Design Collective ArchitectSave this projectSaveC House / Design Collective Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910759/c-house-design-collective-architect Clipboard Architects: Design Collective Architect Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910759/c-house-design-collective-architect Clipboard “COPY” Houses Lead Architects: Malaysia 2018 Photographs: Creative Clicks Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 1200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Projects “COPY” Interior Design:PeiSan Wong, Cherry ChungMechanical + Electrical Engineer:Perunding MNE-MexergyQuantity Surveyor:Edmund ShipwayCity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Creative ClicksRecommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemText description provided by the architects. The project is built over 2 plots of land located in the affluent and matured residential enclave of Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur. The average residential plot in the area has a lot size of 600m2 with a standard double-storey house built in the 1980s. The houses were of a small built up and generic.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksOver the years, many homes were sold, demolished and rebuilt to reflect the current needs. Houses with more rooms were built to accommodate larger family units of multiple generations. Standards of living were higher with the increased in property value. Local guidelines also provided for the increase in storey height, density and size of homes.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksSave this picture!Diagram 04Save this picture!© Creative ClicksThese conditions encouraged an extended period of transition to the surrounding site. The context were still in a state of flux with neighbouring homes putting up ‘for sale’ signs and some having just been transacted and new houses are being planned. The approach for the design of C-House took all these into consideration and attempted to address the future context of its surrounding of what would be.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksDesign BriefThe young couple bought the 2 plots of land with the intention to build their home for their growing family. The house is to cater for their long term needs and is to have sufficient space and flexibility.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksA detailed and extensive design brief was discussed which includes rooms for grandparents, maid’s quarters, guest rooms and home offices as well as planning considerations to adhere to their specific ‘fung-shui’ placements, orientations and guidelines.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksSave this picture!Ground Floor planSave this picture!© Creative ClicksShifting BoxesThe design in essence consists of 2 rectilinear boxes that are places on top of one another but shifted out of alignment. This shifting of the boxes create a covered verandah along the ground floor and a terrace on the upper level.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksThis shift also breaks the continuity of the vertical core, allowing for a secured control point and physical separation of the public and private spaces along the staircore.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksModernity in the tropics.C-House explores the idea of a modern minimalist form adopting the principles of tropical architecture and design. Principles of natural ventilation is achieved by restricting the building depth to ensure effective crossing of fresh air throught the house. Operable sliding windows and doors are located on opposite sides to allow for air to move through the building.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksInternal voids and staircases are designed as heat stacks to extract warm air upwards to be exhausted through openings above. The front of house faces north-west (315°N) and is considerably warm under a hot afternoon sun. To manage natural daylighting and avoid excessive heat gain, vertical sun shading elements are introduced along the north-west façade (front elevation). A landscaped garden provides shade on the south-western side.Save this picture!© Creative ClicksProject gallerySee allShow lessInventronics Tonglu Production Factory (Phase1) / GLASelected ProjectsTacoma Art Museum Benaroya Wing / Olson KundigSelected Projects Share C House / Design Collective Architect CopyHouses•Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia CopyAbout this officeDesign Collective ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurMalaysiaPublished on February 06, 2019Cite: “C House / Design Collective Architect” 05 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Photographs: Tô Nguyễn Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924211/dd-house-hoang-vu-architect-plus-sala-landscape-and-architecture Clipboard Vietnam CopyHouses•Thủ Dầu Một, Vietnam CopyAbout this officeHoang Vu ArchitectOfficeFollowSALA Landscape & ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookThủ Dầu MộtVietnamPublished on September 04, 2019Cite: “DD House / Hoang Vu Architect + SALA Landscape & Architecture” 04 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this The following are lightly edited testimonies about the health care system response to the coronavirus COVID-19 from several workers who currently have jobs in Central Texas or have spent their lives working there.Sign in Austin, Texas.EMT in Austin, Texas The response from Central Texas hospitals, nursing homes and ambulance services has so far been what I expected from profit-based medicine. Precautions are not being taken with patients unless they have a verified case of COVID-19. In order for a case to be verified, a patient must pass a strict series of questions and symptom presentation before testing is even considered. People who test positive for the [regular] influenza but have persistent coughs are not placed on precautions. The assumption is that if you have one [illness], then you can’t have the other.During this entire time, health care workers may or may not wear masks when in proximity to the patient. Triage tents are set up outside hospitals, but the workers are wearing no protection outside standard nitrile gloves, and there is no way to isolate patients while they wait to be seen.Health care workers are already overworked thanks to the desire of our privately owned hospitals, nursing homes and ambulance services to maximize profits [during] COVID-19, and that is only making the issue worse. Rather than enough workers being brought in to take care of the influx of patients, we’re expected to work faster. Health care workers — who include medical facility cleaners, cooks, record keepers and laundry workers — are not being tested, and the lack of guaranteed food, housing and income stability incentivizes us to hide symptoms. We’re largely left to do self-research on the virus. At my job as an EMT [emergency medical technician], the only training we’ve received on COVID-19 is a 20-minute video posted online that is not mandatory viewing. We need more people on the job; we need a right to housing, food and health care; we need education on the virus; and most of all we need the profiteering to end.A doctor’s scribe in rural TexasThe clinic experience here can be summed up in one word: inadequate. That’s thanks to a lack of organized response, research and education on COVID-19. There is little to no understanding from anyone at any level of care, from the clerks to the doctors, of the nature of this epidemic or how it is quantifiably or qualitatively different than influenza. They have consistently failed at every opportunity to give patients proper guidance and expectations for care of young children on through to elders. It is likely that some folks here are already infected due to proximity to several large cities, and the incubation period is completely glossed over during triage of people at risk for infection. Symptoms can completely hide in young children, and they are not being kept away from at-risk populations. We can at best hope that we are late in the disease’s wave when we understand the stakes. The large population of retirees and the blasé attitude held by everyone except some few brave Cassandras means we are shaping up for a rough time. [Cassandra was the daughter of a Greek god endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed.]A former Central Texas nurse living in GermanyOne of the first cases of community spread of COVID-19 outside of China occurred in Germany on Jan. 27. Yet there was not much known about the outbreak at that point, and people did not seem concerned. What struck me was that the person who transferred the virus had no symptoms when they interacted with others in the community who then later became ill. I have been surprised by the lack of a sense of urgency or willingness to take this coronavirus seriously, even today, as borders of major nations around the world begin to close and lockdowns take effect, and yet there are still so many flaws throughout the response. People with symptoms are still not being tested because they haven’t traveled to China, yet the virus has been global since January. The hotline for people to call if they think they are infected in Berlin, Germany, where I live now, doesn’t have an option for any other language than German. This is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in Europe, and even in a crisis they require you to ask for help only in their mother tongue.Another issue I see as a major problem early on was the lack of personal protective equipment supplies. I moved here from Central Texas in October 2019 where I worked as a registered nurse for nearly 20 years. My last job before leaving the U.S. was in surgery recovery. Similar to the emergency room, this is an environment that requires there to be manual ventilation bags at each bedside. After Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico [creating extreme need for medical supplies], we couldn’t replace these vital pieces of equipment, and many of them were expired.There were also medications and other supplies we could not replenish, and it took months for manufacturers in the U.S. to ramp up production, while the U.S. government refused to invest in rebuilding Puerto Rico. I witnessed how quickly our operations could be compromised, even come to a grinding halt, without necessary equipment. This is exactly what is happening in Italy today, and I fear it is a sign of what is to come for the rest of the world that focuses more on maximizing profits rather than saving people’s lives.A nurse working in Central TexasI’m a registered nurse and I work in an inner-city psychiatric crisis center. More than half the patients we serve are homeless. The organization I work for is social-work driven and there are few RNs. I’m 75 years old and therefore a member of one of the vulnerable populations. The organization’s leadership has been paralyzed by this whole thing. Last Thursday my supervisor, who has cancer and is on chemotherapy medications, was told she had to work from home. But she was not given a laptop, so she came back to work the next day. Then her supervisors told her to figure out how I could work without having direct patient contact. She came up with the idea that I could use her office and see the patients via telemed. I have been off work, but I’m due back at work tomorrow. My supervisor called me today to tell me the telemed idea fell through because leadership couldn’t find a laptop (again!) for me to use to plug into telemed. I was given the option — and strongly encouraged — to stay home, but I don’t want to leave my co-workers short-staffed. As it stands now, my supervisor happens to be out with an upper respiratory infection (no, not corona!) so I’ll use her office and do everybody else’s charting, computer work and other stuff that doesn’t require patient contact. However inept their efforts, leadership does seem concerned about my safety. Either that or they know I’ve given my adult children instructions to sue. At any rate, I don’t see that same level of concern for our clientele by my organizational leadership, by local politicians or by the federal government. Social distancing and good hand hygiene are the order of the day. How do you do that if you live in a crowded shelter and are on the streets all day?A paramedic student in AustinAs an emergency medical technician and paramedic student I have witnessed firsthand the crumbling of our health care infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19. Clinical sites in hospitals across Central Texas minimized the initial spread of the virus and failed to implement increased protocols for infection control for weeks until it became all too clear the scope of this pandemic could no longer be avoided. In a single six-hour clinical shift, every patient I came in contact with in the emergency room was a patient with pre-existing conditions, with signs and symptoms of pneumonia including cough and fever. These patients, exhibiting telltale signs of the virus, were all approached without an increased level of isolation within the hospital environment. Within the last two weeks, the grant-based Emergency Medical Services system, in which I’m a clinical student, had only then begun conversations around ensuring that N95 masks properly fit providers. Staff also discussed concerns about a lack of masks and the inability to stock up on more as the wave of this pandemic slowly grew to a crescendo. Staff continually discussed issues with dispatch, but with a lack of continuity in terms of response to potential cases of the virus, some calls were being responded to with multiple units, others with single crews.As of March 13, I was informed that my clinical education, as well as the entire medical professions department of my college, had been indefinitely put on hold due to the virus. As of now, I am unable to afford the state registration required to work as an EMT in the state of Texas and must take a back seat as I am unable to join my fellow health care professionals who continue to drown in a system that does little to put their well-being, let alone the patient’s, at the forefront.Only today, nearly a week into social distancing practices, am I hearing anecdotal reports of medical staff and patients receiving tests, as opposed to screening, for COVID-19. ConclusionCOVID-19 is teaching many that we have no choice but to abandon profit-based medicine in favor of evidence and centralized planning. The reforms suggested by politicians such as Bernie Sanders are a start, but they fall short of what we need. The complete elimination of the profit motive and complete worker control over health care would allow us to focus on our most important task — patient health. Health care workers who fall ill should feel able and supported to act in the interests of our patients and take time off, including extended self-quarantine should we become infected with COVID-19. We need testing that is readily available for everyone, especially those of us who care for the health of others.The wealth we workers generate should go toward things that keep us happy and healthy, not an absurd Pentagon budget of $700 billion or another yacht for the capitalist vultures who prey on the sick and injured.
April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reports News RSF_en News May 5, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies August 12, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “We want them alive” Organisation Receive email alerts May 13, 2021 Find out more The protests were timed to precede the arrival of the OAS and UN special rapporteurs for freedom of expression, Catalina Botero and Frank la Rue, who will remain in Mexico until 24 August. They have said intend to promote the creation of a new internationally-recognised risk category to be called “area of intense and permanent clashes” that would apply to journalists working in countries such as Mexico, which are not regarded as “war zones” under international treaties.If accepted, this new legal concept would require the countries concerned to follow so far undefined procedures in case of journalists who are the victims of violence. Reporters Without Borders approves of the principle of this initiative. MexicoAmericas Several hundred journalists and media workers took part in peaceful marches in five Mexican cities on 7 August at which the names of all of Mexico’s missing journalists were read out. Organised under the slogan of “Les queremos vivos” (We want them alive), the demonstrations took place in Mexico City and four other states that have been hit particularly hard by the federal government’s war on drug trafficking – Chihuahua, Chiapas, Nuevo León and Sonora.Reporters Without Borders participated in the march in the capital, which ended outside the interior ministry (Secretaría de Gobernación). Watch the video of the Mexico City demonstration at this link: http://www.archive.org/download/rsf_mx_marcha_periodistas/’,’scaling’:’fit’,’provider’:’h264streaming’,’canvas’:’backgroundColor’:’#000000′,’backgroundGradient’:’none’,’plugins’:’controls’:’playlist’:false,’fullscreen’:true,’height’:26,’backgroundColor’:’#000000′,’autoHide’:’fullscreenOnly’:true,’h264streaming’:’url’:’http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.pseudostreaming-3.2.1.swf’,’contextMenu’:[‘View+rsf_mx_marcha_periodistas+at+archive.org’:,’-‘,’Flowplayer v3.2.1′]” name=”flashvars”/>http://www.archive.org/download/rsf_mx_marcha_periodistas/’,’scaling’:’fit’,’provider’:’h264streaming’,’canvas’:’backgroundColor’:’#000000′,’backgroundGradient’:’none’,’plugins’:’controls’:’playlist’:false,’fullscreen’:true,’height’:26,’backgroundColor’:’#000000′,’autoHide’:’fullscreenOnly’:true,’h264streaming’:’url’:’http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.pseudostreaming-3.2.1.swf’,’contextMenu’:[‘View+rsf_mx_marcha_periodistas+at+archive.org’:,’-‘,’Flowplayer v3.2.1’]”> News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say to go further
ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, ABC NewsA major weather pattern change is in sight for the next few days in much of the U.S., including the return of dangerous fire weather conditions in parts of the West as well as a heat wave in the Southwest.Already Saturday morning, there are wind advisories, fire weather watches, red flag warnings and air quality alerts issued for parts of the western U.S., including already hard-hit areas in California and Oregon.Although fires can spark at any point in the West due to dry conditions, the greatest fire danger Saturday will be located across parts of Montana, South Dakota and northern Wyoming. The reason for this enhanced area of fire danger is primarily due to gusty winds.On Sunday and Monday, a high pressure will build in the western U.S., which will bring a rise in temperatures, as well as gusty offshore winds. Critical fire danger is expected in parts of bother northern and southern California, including parts of the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara metro areas.This is now typically the time of the year where we see high-pressure systems try to build in the West, but subsequently, colder air is trying to spill into other parts of the U.S. This results in periods favorable for Santa Anta windsTemperatures are expected to rise over the next few days along the West Coast, with temperatures approaching 100 degrees in parts of California by Monday and Tuesday.Subsequently, the colder air on the opposite side of the jet stream in the central U.S. will cause quite a temperature drop. Temperatures are likely to drop 10-20 degrees by the middle of the week, with the cooler air starting to make its way down to the southern US.Peaking ahead to the end of the upcoming week, wind chills will likely be in the 30s and 40s across much of the central and even southern parts of the U.S. Some parts of the upper Midwest will almost certainly have wind chill values in the 20s as well.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Observations of relativistic energetic electron fluxes in the outer radiation belt can show dropouts, i.e., sudden electron flux depletions during the main phase of a geomagnetic storm. Many recent studies show that these dropouts typically involve a true loss of particles i.e. non‐adiabatic losses in nature. Precipitation into the atmosphere of relativistic electrons driven into the bounce loss cone, through wave particle interactions, is envisaged as one of the primary loss mechanisms. Such precipitation can be studied using ground based observations such as VLF narrow‐band radio waves, due to the deposition of energy into the lower ionospheric D‐region, thereby modifying the sub‐ionospheric waveguide. The present study focuses on the dropout event observed during the St. Patrick’s Day storm of March 2015. Perturbations lasting several hours were observed in the received VLF amplitude and phase of the NAA transmitter signal measured at Seattle and Edmonton, and the NML transmitter signal received at St. John’s and Edmonton. All these L≈3‐4.5 paths were located on the night‐side of the Earth during dropout phase of the storm. Observations of relativistic electron characteristics from Van Allen Probes, and ionospheric perturbation characterization from VLF radio waves, are used to calculate that during the time interval of the dropout event <0.5% of the relativistic fluxes involved in the dropout event were lost to the atmosphere. This leads to the conclusion that relativistic electron precipitation was not the major contributor to the observed dropout event at L≈4 that occurred during the St. Patrick's Day storm of March 2015.
View post tag: Navy View post tag: ports Industry news Russian Navy Selects Far East Ports for Mistral Ships Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy Selects Far East Ports for Mistral Ships View post tag: Russian View post tag: East View post tag: Mistral View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: ships View post tag: Far April 17, 2013 View post tag: selects Russia will base its French-made Mistral-class amphibious assault ships in the Far East ports of Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky when they enter…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, April 17, 2013; Image: navy View post tag: News by topic
Just words? No, this isn’t about Obama. David Cameron got into a spot of bother over a Tory press release describing Labour’s policy of school visits to Auschwitz as a “gimmick”. But one French-speaking Swiss man, Pierre Mirabaud, chairman of the Swiss banking association, has received as much flak — for comparing the German authorities’ methods of acquiring information about Klaus Zumwinkel’s tax affairs to those used by the Gestapo. It seems people are more interesting people’s choice of words than what they actually mean. A new type of abolitionist More elections! Hamburgers are voting today. Davids Medienkritik (a blog about the German media, but mostly in English) thinks Social Democrat candidate Michael Naumann said he wanted to “abolish children” in this clip from a TV debate. Any German speakers out there willing to disagree? I think he actually said he wanted to abolish “children fees” (whatever they are…).Cherwell 24 is not responsible for the content of external links Feral Beast will appear every Sunday I’m sure raiding a private house is a bread-and-butter matter for most police forces. This week police searched German postal service head Klaus Zumwinkel’s office and house after acquiring evidence that he had hidden billions of pounds in the tax haven of Liechtenstein. Zumwinkel has now resigned from his position. The novelty, though, was one feature of the raid that marked it out from most. ZDF, one of Germany’s publicly-funded TV stations, covered the operation live, with cameras peaking through the Zumwinkels’ now famous green and white garden fence at his Cologne house. This is a new type of TV reporting. Live sports events or scheduled political events are one thing, but covering a police operation live, as though it were a film scene, raises questions. Couldn’t the suspect benefit from being able to follow the police’s actions live on the telly? Doesn’t this mean the TV station must have been colluding with the police? (We know they were “tipped off”….) And, if they were, isn’t this the definition of biased reporting — siding with one party, thus giving the other less favourable treatment? ZDF’s editor-in-chief, Nikolaus Brender, defended the network’s actions, saying they would have failed in their duties as a news broadcaster if they had not acted on the tip-off. A fair thing to say, I guess. But should TV stations be allowed to turn police operations into action movies? Doesn’t this say a lot about our voyeur culture today? Maybe next Sky News Active will let us flick through live CCTV pictures around the country so we never miss a murder or theft. Photo: Holiday snaps of Cologne (top) and Liechtenstein. Can you blame Herr Zumwinkel? Rice and peas politics Pakistan have managed to sort out a coalition already, but Germany (the country of efficiency, apparently) still can’t do anything as civilised as that. Almost a month after the regional elections here in the state of Hesse, the parties still can’t decide who to work with, so we now have no one officially running this state of six million people. Nonetheless, the clap trap’s quite fun. They have some great terms for different types of coalitions, based on the colours of the different parties. A Christian Democrat/Social Democrat coalition is “black-red” (not very exciting); Social Democrat/Greens is “red-green” (ditto). It gets better though. Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats is a “traffic light coalition” (red, yellow and green). And the best: Christian Democrat, Greens and Free Democrats is a “Jamaica coalition” (black, green and yellow). The Germans are clearly more creative than you thought. Now if only they could stop coming up with names for their government, and actually start forming one…