whatsapp Share KCS-content THE corporate exodus from Japan’s capital Tokyo continued yesterday, with real estate agent Savills among major firms closing their offices there.In a sign of growing nervousness at the threat of a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power station, the UK joined others in offering charter flights out of Tokyo’s Narita airport for British citizens unable to secure commercial flights out of Japan.Savills said it had shifted its 80-man operation to the south of Japan and all but one of its expatriate staff had left.Law firm Clifford Chance confirmed that it would keep its Tokyo office closed until Tuesday with staff working remotely as far as power outages allowed. Allen & Overy’s office has also been closed all week.France Telecom, nuclear power operator Areva and carmaker Volvo are among a tide of international firms moving expatriate employees away from Japan’s north. Local staff are also being allowed to remain at home: software provider SAP has told all 1,000 of its staff to work from home with the option to move to bases such as Osaka with their families. Swedish retailers Ikea and Hennes & Mauritz also said they were helping staff move south, to Kansai and Osaka respectively.Airlines have been moving their overnight staff swaps out of Tokyo. British Airways said yesterday that it would change crew in Hong Kong rather than Tokyo.But many banks insisted that they were continuing to operate business as usual, with Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley and UBS all confirming their staff were at work. While executives emphasised that the safety of staff was their priority, many employees voiced unease at the policy and moved their families abroad. whatsapp Thursday 17 March 2011 9:34 pm Japan exodus goes on Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Tags: NULL
Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambian Breweries Plc (ZAMBRW.zm) 2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileZambian Breweries Plc (Zambrew) is a brewing and beverages company; producing and marketing a wide range of clear beers and soft drinks. The company has a virtual monopoly on clear brew products in Zambia, with popular South African brands in its product range such as Castle Lager, Redd’s, Castle Lite, Carling Black Label and Ohlsson’s Lager. The company also produces strong, local brands to cater for local tastes which are marketed under the Mosi Lager and Eagle Lager brand name. The Soft Drinks division produces well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta and Schweppes. The company has two breweries and three bottling plants in Zambia. SABMiller has a majority stake in Zambrew (87%). SABMiller is one of the world’s largest brewers, with more 200 beer brands in its international product portfolio. Zambian Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
As if you needed any more reason to celebrate the great game of sevens in the year where we find out who qualifies to play in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 in the inaugural sevens event, there’s even greater cause to cheer. It’s also the 40th anniversary of the Hong Kong Sevens this month!We will be there, covering the showcase event in the HSBC Sevens World Series. And to commemorate this epic landmark in March, Rugby World, in association with HSBC, will be presenting an award for the greatest sevens player of all time at the ‘HKRFU 40 Years of Sevens Celebration Dinner’. And what’s more, you lucky punters get to decide the winner! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS You can choose from Ben Gollings, scorer of over 2000 points, to current England sevens coach Simon Amor. Or does one of the three Fijians on the list deserve the crown? Waisale Serevi won pretty much everything there was to win in the game with the playmaker regarded by many to be the greatest Sevens players of all time. Marika Vunibaka and Tomasi Cama Snr. also led Fiji to glory, winning Sevens World Cups and Hong Kong Sevens titles respectively. Or do Commonwealth Games gold medalists Karl Tenana, DJ Forbes and Eric Rush earn your vote? You decide. Who is the greatest sevens player of all time? (Poll Closed) Waisale Serevi 68.01% Ben Gollings 15.58% Jonah Lomu 3.48% Uale Mai Vala 3.48% DJ Forbes 2.29% Eric Rush 2.2% Christian Cullen 1.74% Marika Vunibaka 1.01% Tomasi Cama Snr. 0.92% Karl Tenana 0.64% David Campese 0.37% Simon Amor 0.27% Create Your Own Poll Who is the greatest sevens player of all time? Simply vote on our poll below for one of the twelve players mentioned there, and the sevens star with the most votes will be presented with an award at the dinner just days before the 40th version of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on 27 March. There are some big names from the world of 15-a-side rugby on this list of 12, but please remember: we want you to pick the best player from the shortened version of rugby. But don’t worry, they are some real crackers… Giving chase: Ben Gollings chases Waisale Serevi. But do you think either is the best sevens player of all time?
Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from anywhereMatch one of Owen Farrell’s five-game suspension sees Saracens face a daunting Gallagher Premiership test in Manchester (6pm). Sale have scored precisely 100 points in beating Wasps, Bristol and Leicester in their previous three outings and the Sharks will be confident they can overcome their understrength visitors.Farrell, the England stand-off and captain, received his ban last night for a “reckless” tackle on Wasps’ Charlie Atkinson last Saturday. He will be free to play again on 5 October, ruling him out of Sarries’ Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at Leinster. His England commitments, including a Six Nations date in Rome on 31 October, will be unaffected.Related content: Owen Farrell sent offSaracens had been chugging along nicely until that Wasps match, which ended a ten-match unbeaten home record. The Farrell incident deflected from the fact that such a strong Sarries line-up went down to a side missing almost all of their front-liners.As Bristol’s thumping of Northampton last night showed, it can be hard for teams lacking the incentive of play-off rugby to maintain the thunderous tempo of Premiership rugby when the games come so thick and fast.Sarries tonight give a first outing since February to Scotland centre Duncan Taylor while Doncaster Knights loanee Robin Hislop could make his club debut from off the bench.Seven of the starting XV, including the half-backs, Manu Vunipola and Tom Whiteley, and the second-rows, Joel Kpoku and Callum Hunter-Hill, played in Saracens’ 36-22 win over Sale at a blustery Allianz Park last February. Watch highlights of that reverse fixture here.Sale are within touching distance of a first semi-final since 2005-06, when they went on to win the title. Aside from their sloppiness at restarts, DoR Steve Diamond was delighted by their performance at Welford Road, when they achieved a first-ever bonus-point win at the ground. Victory tonight will allow Sale to jump back ahead of Bristol into second place as the clubs scrap for a home semi-final, albeit one that may be played in an empty stadium.Newly signed flanker Cobus Wiese, the tenth South African on Sale’s books, is on the bench tonight as Diamond makes 11 changes to his match-day squad. Sam Hill will make his home debut for the club, there’s a second Premiership start for Russian loosehead Valery Morozov, and England U20 stars Tom Roebuck and Arron Reed get a run in the back three.Keep an eye on Sharks’ discipline tonight – Sale players are fined £50 each if the team concedes more than ten penalties in a match. Under the stricter tackle/breakdown laws now in operation, that’s a pretty stiff challenge!Mind your back! Referee Ian Tempest takes evasive action as Faf de Klerk kicks against Leicester (Getty)Sale: Simon Hammersley; Tom Roebuck, Sam James, Sam Hill, Arron Reed; Robert du Preez, Will Cliff; Valerey Morozov, Curtis Langdon, Will-Griff John, Matt Postlethwaite, James Phillips, Cameron Neild, Ben Curry (capt), Daniel du Preez.Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Bevan Rodd, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Jean-Luc du Preez, 21 Faf de Klerk, 22 Tom Curtis, 23 Connor Doherty.Saracens: Elliott Obatoyinbo; Dom Morris, Duncan Taylor, Juan Pablo Socino, Rotimi Segun; Manu Vunipola, Tom Whiteley; Sam Crean, Tom Woolstencroft, Alec Clarey, Joel Kpoku, Callum Hunter-Hill, Calum Clark, Sean Reffell, Andy Christie.Replacements: 16 Kapeli Pifeleti, 17 Robin Hislop, 18 Josh Ibuanokpe, 19 Cameron Boon, 20 Janco Venter, 21 Alex Day, 22 Will Hooley, 23 Harry Sloan.Here we explain how to find a reliable Sale v Saracens live stream wherever you are.How to watch Sale v Saracens from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Sale v Saracens today, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free. Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the UKSale v Saracens, which kicks off at 6pm tonight, will be shown live on BT Sport Extra 2 in the UK. If you don’t have a BT contract but want to watch the match, don’t worry because you can still easily watch it online.That’s because BT Sport has a contract-free monthly pass that allows you to get instant access to all four of their sport channels for just £25.That’s great value given they’re showing every Premiership game played behind closed doors live and will also be covering the European Champions and Challenge Cup knockout stages in September and October. Plus, you can cancel at any time because there’s no contract.Get a BT Sport Monthly PassClubs are also working with BT Sport to allow season ticket-holders free access to home games on the channel’s app.If you’re from the UK but are overseas when Sale v Saracens takes place, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from the USAIf you live in the States, the official broadcaster of Premiership matches is NBC, with matches streamed on NBC Sports Gold so you can watch them anytime and anywhere.Sale v Saracens will kick off at 1pm EST and 10am on the West Coast.The NBC Sports Gold Pass for rugby is $79.99 and includes coverage of the Gallagher Premiership, European Champions and Challenge Cups, and Guinness Six Nations.Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from AustraliaFor those in Australia, Fox Sports have the rights to show Premiership matches. You can watch Sale v Saracens on Fox Sports More from 3am tomorrow morning (AEST).The Foxtel Sports HD bundle is $74 a month – and you get 50+ other channels as well as Foxtel GO, so you can watch when on the move.Foxtel Sports HD bundle offer Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from South AfricaIf you want to keep track of the many South Africans plying their trade in the Premiership, including the large contingent at Sale, then SuperSport shows matches in South Africa.South Africa is one hour ahead of the UK, so Sale Sharks v Saracens kicks off at 7pm on SuperSport Grandstand and Variety 2.There are various DStv packages available that give access to SuperSport, ranging from EasyView, with access to Blitz, to Premium, with all ten sports channels.Guess who: Saracens boss Nigel Wray looks on from the stands during the match against Wasps (Getty)We recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Congested area: Jono Ross is thwarted during Sale’s league defeat to Saracens in February (Getty Images) Sale v Saracens live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Sale v Saracens from the Land of the Long White Cloud, the match kicks off at 5am tomorrow morning on Sky Sport NZ 4.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99), but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Can’t get to the shops? 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ArchDaily Monte dos Judeus 74 Rehabilitation / oitoo Houses Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Aleluia Cerâmicas, CS Coelho da Silva, a catedralSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. A ruin and a romantic garden laid dormant in a property in the heart of Porto, Portugal, overlooking the Douro River. Lush overgrown terraces, massive granite walls and the briny air blend with the densely built riverfront and the red hues of the roof tiles to create a unique atmosphere and sense of place. A careful reading of the site’s specificity and underlying qualities allowed us to preserve and use them as sparks for the project.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Planta – Primeiro PavimentoSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe intervention in this venerable site was carried out in three steps: restoration, rebuilding and extension of the existing ruin. In the process, the romantic garden was brought back to its former self. A seamless extension added density and stabilized the preexisting building, totaling four new apartments. A new pavilion created a patio for the residents, while overlooking the garden. This new volume mediates the scale of the two outdoor spaces, establishing at the same time a quiet dialogue with the preexisting building.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSave this picture!Corte – PropostaSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe project searches for a new unity, where old and new are not read in contrast but rather as the merging of preexisting qualities and new sober, quiet additions. New will not be immediately perceived as new; old will be restored without losing its glamour; new and old will no longer be new and old. Only the careful glance will have the pleasure to tell which is which.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessDi Vece Arquitectos Studio / Di Vece ArquitectosSelected ProjectsSublime Swimming: 14 Examples of Custom PoolsArticles Share Photographs “COPY” 2019 Architects: oitoo Area Area of this architecture project Area: 360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950697/monte-dos-judeus-74-rehabilitation-oitoo Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950697/monte-dos-judeus-74-rehabilitation-oitoo Clipboard Year: Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 26Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Monte dos Judeus 74 Rehabilitation / oitooSave this projectSaveMonte dos Judeus 74 Rehabilitation / oitoo Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Portugal CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•Portugal Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeoitooOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsPortugalPublished on November 17, 2020Cite: “Monte dos Judeus 74 Rehabilitation / oitoo” [Reabilitação Monte dos Judeus 74 / oitoo] 17 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Collaborate PASadena’s Reunion Celebration last Wednesday provided a host of opportunities for individuals, organizations and government agencies in the Pasadena area to further strengthen collaborative efforts to geared to improve educational and health outcomes for families in our community.Attendees took part in a “gallery walk” where they saw the work of six Collaborate PASadena work groups and committees as well as the Youth Empowerment Service grants, and learned more about their accomplishments during the past six to eight months.“It’s essential to bring the community together,” Brian Biery, Community Engagement Consultant for Collaborate PASadena, said. “The different sectors – businesses, nonprofits, faith community, higher education, the City and the school district – all working to improve opportunities for families, especially around education but also around health, and to assist them to connect with resources. It’s really a different way of thinking about working together.”PUSD Board President Kim Kenne attended the event and said, “I was so encouraged that we are seeing people from many different organizations and from around the community building relationships with each other. This is such an important part of the “new way of doing business” that is the heart of Collaborate Pasadena.”Biery said the notion of working better together and forging deeper collaboration was solidified during the reunion.“It was a powerful opportunity for people to see how working together could create momentum, how it creates enthusiasm and energy, and provides the context for even greater progress than was originally planned,” Biery added.After the reunion, Collaborate PASadena will focus on two significant steps to further the mission of the group in serving the communities of Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre – hiring full time staff and setting up an organizational home on neutral ground that will become a base for CP.Biery said that instead of using contractors and consultants, having full time staff headed by qualified officers will make the work of collaboration run smoother and create an atmosphere of accountability and responsibility for the organization.The event also offered a chance for all kinds of people to offer their skills to help in the mission of the organization. Biery also spoke about meeting with other professionals who now see better how they can contribute their talents to help young people reach their educational goals.“I happened to sit down with a representative from Cal Tech who runs the Caltech Y. We started talking about how Cal Tech students might volunteer to help Pasadena Unified School District students, and how they’re doing some of that already, but maybe we can figure out ways to serve more kids and to talk about what prevents us from doing that. If we hadn’t had that event last night, I probably would not run into her,” Biery said.Collaborate PASadena pursues its mission of helping children and families in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre through the alignment of resources, shared accountability for results and meaningful participation of its diverse stakeholders.It does the work through a structure of five Working Groups and a Leadership Council that supports collaboration, communications and shared accountability. The five Working Groups are divided into functions: Early Learning, Student Success, Healthy Families, Supportive Communities and Parent Engagement.Diverse stakeholders are recruited and involved in Working Groups to continue planning to set priorities and implement solutions – from young people to professionals, from front-line providers to policymakers. A Backbone Team supports coordination, communications and information flow for full community engagement.Annually, the group distributes a Shared Goal Card which contains a detailed theory of change, the reason why that goal is so important, and resources to help families.To learn more about Collaborate PASadena, visit www.collaboratepasadena.org. 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Email Patrick gets acquainted with his new pet.Maxi Zoo Ireland teamed up with the Make-A-Wish children’s charity to surprise an eight-year-old boy living with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.When his wish to be selected as a mascot at an Irish International Rugby game fell foul of the Covid-19 pandemic, his family went back to the drawing board and discovered that what he would really like was a dog.Although this wasn’t possible while he was undergoing treatment, his family had often talked about getting a dog when his condition improved. Make-A-Wish approached Maxi Zoo to help celebrate Patrick’s eighth birthday in style.Patrick was invited in store to meet his new pet, a Labrador called Luke, and this was followed by a private shopping experience to pick up the dogs essentials to begin his life with his forever family.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are so grateful to Make-A-Wish for the wonderful work they do and to the staff at Maxi Zoo for their kindness and generosity. Patrick’s puppy has brought such joy after a difficult few years and we look forward to many years of happiness and fun with Luke, the newest member of our family,” Patrick’s mother explained.Maxi Zoo Marketing Director Noelle Long said “We pride ourselves on being a family friendly retailer and we were honoured to be approached by Make-A-Wish to help make Patrick’s wish come true.Visit @MaxiZooIreland on Facebook and Instagram, or www.maxizoo.ie Linkedin Facebook Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsBusinessMaxi Zoo brings the joy of a dog to a very brave boyBy Staff Reporter – October 9, 2020 138 Advertisement Previous articleLimerick delivers robust economic response to COVID-19Next articleMayor expresses sympathies following passing of Tom O’Donnell Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
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“All of our Universities and Colleges in the city – all 44 Colleges/PPHs, the Uni itself, Oxford Brookes and Ruskin should constitute an ‘Oxford Living Wage Zone’ for its staff, and that is our vision as a City Council. A new scheme for accrediting local employers who pay the Oxford Living Wage has launched with Campion Hall the only University employer on the list. “The University and its Colleges absolutely should be leading on that, and we as a Council need to continue making the case and students need to apply greater pressure in their Colleges.” A report last month by Good Food Oxford and funded by the City Council found that the government-recommended healthy diet would cost an individual £41.93 per week in Oxford, compared to the £25.97 per week it is estimated would be available for an individual earning the National Living Wage to spend on food. “Oxford is one of the most expensive cities in the UK and the Oxford Living Wage is necessary to keep people out of poverty pay and to tackle inequality in our city, it’s the keystone in the arch of solving a lot of social justice issues in our city. A spokesperson for Oxford City Council, which launched the scheme, confirmed that no other college or PPH applied for accreditation, although they would have accepted Blackfriars had they applied. “More broadly, the Council believes the Oxford Living Wage is the minimum needed to live sustainably, and with dignity in this city. “However, I do agree with the leader of the Council, Susan Brown, in her recent comments that this situation should be a lot better”, he continued. Councillor Rush told Cherwell: “I believe we are the only local authority in the country to have its own Living Wage rate, and its own accreditation system. Labour Councillor Martyn Rush told Cherwell that student campaigns at St. Hilda’s and Wolfson made campaigners “hopeful of progress on these fronts soon”. Oxford was recently classed the least affordable city in the UK, with average weekly rental prices at £121.15, much higher than the national average of £87.68. An investigation last year by the Oxford University Living Wage Campaign found that Campion Hall and Blackfriars were the only Colleges or PPHs to pay the Oxford Living Wage, which is currently set at £10.02 an hour. “We’re very proud of that and believe it’s a big step forward to having more take up as it provides an awards system and extra incentives for employers, as well as letting citizens and students know who is doing the right thing – and who isn’t.”