first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2019 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more


first_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. At its last close, the FTSE 100 was at 5,843. This is a 17% increase from the lowest point seen in the ongoing stock market crash. It is now almost back to levels last seen before the crash really moved into high gear on March 12 when it fell more than 10% in a single session. Although it remains well below February’s highs, the question that now comes to my mind is this: is the stock market crash over? Learning from past crashesWe don’t know yet and here’s why. I compared the FTSE 100 index’s performance in the 20 trading sessions since the start of the crash, with stock market crashes of the past. Going by past experience, there’s reason to be cautious. In 2008 too, the index gained a fair bit in the days following the sharpest single-day fall. But it wasn’t until a few months later, in March 2009, that it found its bottom. If that’s an example to go by, we can brace for some rocky times in the next few months. Or not. Consider the 1987 crash. It saw the sharpest fall in October, but the index had already hit its lowest by November. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In short, my point is this: it’s not always easy to tell what the FTSE 100 index bottom is. However, I do know when the stock market crash really starts. I also have a rough idea of how long it can take to hit rock bottom. Further, I know that it can take up to a couple of years or so before FTSE 100 finds its groove again. Investing in FTSE 100 growth stocksAs a long-term investor, this information tells me two things. One, my investing window to maximise capital appreciation. And two, my waiting period before I can start seeing growth in my investments. So how long is my investing window for the FTSE 100? If we go by the Wuhan example, the lockdown could last for two-and-a-half months. This means that if we are in lockdown until the start of June, we could continue to see market uncertainty for the next two months or so as economic activity stays muted. This in turn gives me the opportunity to invest at relatively low share prices.All I have to do next is wait for around two years before I can start seeing the fruits of my investments. However, I still need to make judicious investment calls. I like high-quality FTSE 100 growth stocks. I’d most closely examine stocks that are trading at a sharp discount compared to their pre-crash levels. Airlines, for instance, have been hit hard by lockdowns. But, insofar as they are well run companies otherwise, I’d expect them to come back to health once the coronavirus crisis subsides.Or I may go for safer defensive stocks. I’d be careful before investing in companies whose fortunes are tied to discretionary spending. Their demand may not bounce back in the foreseeable future.Whichever way I look, the moot point is that there are investing opportunities available, and I’m making the most of them now. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The FTSE 100 is up 17%. Here’s how I’m investing in this phase of the stock market crash “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more


first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Roland Head Stock market crash: why buying cheap FTSE 100 shares today could help you retire early Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head | Saturday, 16th May, 2020 | More on: ULVR I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. This year’s stock market crash has taken the FTSE 100 back to levels last seen in 2011. As I write, the market remains volatile and many top shares are falling once more.Buying shares now feels hard as the outlook for the economy remains very uncertain. However, this gloomy outlook could make this the ideal time to be buying. Remember the words of legendary US investor Warren Buffett, who says we should be greedy when others are fearful.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This ain’t over yetBefore I go any further I should say that I don’t think this stock market crash is over just yet. I think there’s a good chance we’ll see some more sharp falls at some point. The reason for this is that there’s still likely to be a lot of bad news to come, when companies report on trading in April and May.We also don’t know how quickly the economy will get back to normal. Earnings forecasts for 2021 are currently fairly optimistic, in my view. City analysts seem to be expecting a pretty quick recovery. I hope this will be true, but I suspect that many businesses will need a couple of years to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.Despite this, I think now could be a great time to be building a retirement portfolio.Stock market crash = time to buyTiming the exact bottom of the market isn’t usually possible. But in my experience, it doesn’t matter that much. What’s important is buying stocks when valuations are below average levels.When the market starts to recover, you’ll then enjoy the benefits of mean reversion — when share valuations return to more normal levels. This may sound dull, but it’s not. Buying good companies at low valuations can give a serious boost to your investing profits.For example, when the market sold off after the Brexit referendum in December 2016, shares in consumer goods group Unilever (LSE: ULVR) fell to a low of £31. If you’d bought the shares then, you’d still be up by 30% today, despite the stock market crash.However, if you’d waited until Unilever’s share price recovered in June 2017 — only six months later — then your shareholding would probably be showing a loss today.Free moneyThere’s another great reason to buy FTSE 100 shares during a stock market crash. Lower share prices mean higher dividend yields.I see this as free money. Going back to my Unilever example, when the shares slumped in December 2016, Unilever’s dividend yield rose to about 3.7%. Six months later, when the stock was trading at about £42, the dividend yield had fallen to less than 3%.What should you buy in this stock market crash?Although many dividends have been cut or suspended this year, I believe many will bounce back quickly. Companies are preserving cash to protect them against the unknown impact of the pandemic. But when the outlook clears, dividends should be possible again, even if they’re at lower levels.To find potential winners, I’d look for companies like Unilever with stable sales, strong profit margins and not too much debt. Even if the stock market crash continues, I think that good companies should perform well over the coming years.I believe that buying now should help you to beat the market and retire early.last_img read more


first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy Cliff D’Arcy | Sunday, 29th November, 2020 | More on: LLOY I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” With one trading day remaining, this is surely set to be the best month for shares in modern history. On Friday, the FTSE 100 index closed at nearly 6,368 points, up a massive 790 points since Halloween. That’s a gain of just over 14% in only four weeks, the best month in the Footsie’s 36 years. In the US, stocks are also enjoying a great month, with the S&P 500 index hitting record peaks. Likewise, the NASDAQ index is at all-time highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Index rose above 30,000 points for the first time.Why is the FTSE 100 so shunned?But sadly, not all is as rosy as it seems on this side of the Atlantic. Although the FTSE 100 has had a record month, it’s had a grim year. The index is actually down 1,175 points (15.6%) in 2020. Also, the FTSE 100 is currently at levels first reached in early 1999, over 21 years ago! Why has this index performed so poorly and become so unloved?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The first reason for the FTSE 100’s most recent decline is Covid-19, which has crushed corporate profits and smashed economic growth. But this doesn’t explain the index’s relative underperformance. The second reason is Brexit, arriving in just 32 days, possibly as a no-deal departure from the European Union. This self-inflicted blow partly explains why UK shares are doing so poorly versus foreign stocks.The third reason for the FTSE 100 being sickly is to do with its composition. It is packed with ‘old economy’ stocks, such as banks, miners and energy companies. In a world transitioning to a low-carbon future, green investors shun stocks in, for example, oil & gas firms. They’d rather back exciting US tech stocks such as Elon Musk’s Tesla. Also, these unpopular sectors are economically sensitive and we’ve just endured the UK’s worst collapse in 300 years. That’s bad news for banks, for instance.I think Lloyds offers deep valueHere’s one mind-blowing fact: the five biggest US tech stocks are worth a total of $7trn. That’s roughly twice the market value of all the world’s banks and energy companies combined. For me, this demonstrates the over-valuation of tech stocks and the under-valuation of old-economy shares in the FTSE 100.For example, take the cheap shares of Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY), which have suffered a torrid 2020. Lloyds is the UK’s largest retail bank, with over 30 million customers. With origins dating back to 1695, Lloyds’ big brands include Bank of Scotland, Birmingham Midshires, Halifax, MBNA and Scottish Widows. Unfortunately, being the UK’s biggest lender in a global pandemic has smashed Lloyds’ share price.On 13 December last year, Lloyds shares hit a 52-week high of 73.66p. As the global storm gathered, the shares plunged in the March market meltdown. They recovered in the summer, before collapsing again, crashing to a lifetime low of 23.58p on 22 September. Two days later, I saw a lifetime of value in Lloyds shares at 24.58p (1p above the low). They have since soared to close at 37.3p on Friday, up by more than half (51.3%) in just over two months.Today, Lloyds’ market value is just £26.4bn, a fraction of its former glories. Yet the Black Horse bank actually made a £1bn pre-tax profit in the third quarter. Also, its hefty dividend will surely return in 2021. That’s why I still think Lloyds shares have further to go. Hence, I’d happily buy these FTSE 100 shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy decades of tax-free dividends and capital gains! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The FTSE 100 is the world’s most ‘unloved’ index. I’d still buy this cheap share! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images last_img read more


first_img “COPY” AD Classics: Gwathmey Residence and Studio / Charles Gwathmey Save this picture!© Scott FrancisWritten by Adelyn Perez Share United States Photographs:  Scott Francis, Cameron Art MuseumPart of the New York Five, architect Charles Gwathmey designed the Gwathmey Residence and Studio for his parents in 1965. The house was located on a one-acre flat site on eastern Long Island, New York near the ocean surrounded by undeveloped land (this land was planned to be used for an addition to the house). As his first residential project, Gwathmey was given the freedom by his parents to have full control of the design as long as it was in their $35,000 budget.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaGwathmey intended for the house to be sculpture on the site, and he approached this by carving out primitive forms, such as cubes, to create different spaces. The “carving” of these spaces was determined by responses to the site, solar orientation, program, and structure. The intended spaces for the original 1200 square foot house were a living and dining space, kitchen, master bedroom and studio, two guest bedrooms, and a workroom.Save this picture!Courtesy of gwathmey siegel & associates architectsDue to the limited budget, a parti and vernacular were developed for the house so that this system could later be used for the future construction. The design was approached in section which created a vertical scheme and organization of spaces.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisThe house can be divided into three distinct levels: the “base,” which is the location of the workroom, the covered terrace, and guestrooms, the “habitatable” level which contained the living room, dining room, and kitchen, and the third level, which is also the most private space, with the master bedroom and studio that are pushed back with a balcony overlooking the double height living room. By making the second level the more public rooms, Gwathmey established a new relationship between public space and the ground level, creating a situation unique from conventional residential projects.Save this picture!© Cameron Art MuseumOne year after the house was completed, an addition was constructed with a new studio and guestroom. The addition is a completely separate building but it involved the same idea of carving out spaces from a geometric form that was sculptural on the land, and the section of the original house was also used in the design.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisThe new studio and guestroom have the presence of a movable object, as opposed to the original house which seems embedded into the ground. The addition is also placed at a 45 degree angle to the original building creating a corner versus facade condition that is dynamic in itself and with the site.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisWood-frame construction covered with cedar siding for the interiors and exteriors was used for both the residence and studio. Some windows are placed solely within the cedar siding itself, while others have frames painted in red, yellow, or black.Thought to have been inspired by Le Corbusier’s houses of the Cité Henri Frugés (especially noticable on the exterior with the curved staircase in an otherwise rectilinear scheme), Gwathmey’s Long Island Residence and Studio emphasize three-dimensional objects through the volumetric interpenetration of solids and materials, such as the glass and wood, to create functional voids. The design approach was also a step towards modernism, and the perfect geometry in his volumes created expanisve spaces which Gwathmey later inhabited himself.Save this picture!© Scott FrancisProject gallerySee allShow lessChapel in Aalen Forest / C18 ArchitektenArticlesAD Photographers: Stéphane ChalmeauArticles Share 1967 Area:  1680 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Copy+ 8Houses•Amagansett, United States Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60778/ad-classics-gwathemy-residence-and-studio-charles-gwathmey Clipboard Architects: Charles Gwathmey Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/60778/ad-classics-gwathemy-residence-and-studio-charles-gwathmey Clipboard AD Classics: Gwathmey Residence and Studio / Charles GwathmeySave this projectSaveAD Classics: Gwathmey Residence and Studio / Charles Gwathmey “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Projects CopyAbout this officeCharles GwathmeyOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesAmagansettResidentialHousesUnited StatesPublished on May 20, 2010Cite: Adelyn Perez. “AD Classics: Gwathmey Residence and Studio / Charles Gwathmey” 20 May 2010. 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first_imgSave this picture!© Dirk Weiblen+ 33 Share 2017 “COPY” China Kunming Rubber Factory Renovation / Kokaistudios CopyAbout this officeKokaistudiosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseKunmingYunnanRubber FactoryChinaPublished on June 06, 2017Cite: “Kunming Rubber Factory Renovation / Kokaistudios” 05 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Housing Photographs Kunming Rubber Factory Renovation / KokaistudiosSave this projectSaveKunming Rubber Factory Renovation / Kokaistudios “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872768/renovation-of-a-former-rubber-factory-in-kunming-kokaistudios Clipboard Projects Year:  Architects: Kokaistudios Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872768/renovation-of-a-former-rubber-factory-in-kunming-kokaistudios Clipboard Photographs:  Dirk WeiblenDesign Team:Pietro Peyron, Zheng Yong, Qin Zhantao, Neo Nie, Liu Chang, Anna-Maria Austerweil, Yu Liding, Zou Chenqing, Annsy Chen, Sandino AncillaLDI:Yunnan Design Institute GroupLandscape Design:Musen LandscapeClient:Kunming Realtop Real Estate Co., LtdArchitects In Charge:Andrea Destefanis, Filippo GabbianiDesign Manager:Li WeiCity:KunmingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dirk WeiblenRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsAn urban renewal project in the dense area of a post- industrial cityThe Kunming Rubber Factory occupies a hectare site area in the central Xishan District of Kunming, the capital city of the south-western Chinese province of Yunnan. The factory was founded in 1956, at a time when the city’s modern light industry was flourishing and it continued to expand reaching its peak economic output in the 1980’s and counted 2000 employees. However as China began embarking on its economic reforms in the mid 1990’s the factory began to experience serious economic difficulties and stopped production and fell into bankruptcy around the turn of the century; and was eventually taken over by the Winart Group with the target of undertaking an innovative urban renewal commercial development.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenWhen Kokaistudios was invited by the client at 2011, Kunming’ s city appearance was undergoing radical changes; the original urban texture was constantly being erased and replaced by gigantic mixed-use projects . The end result was that the integrity of the city was broken by constructions of various scales; and the city was rapidly losing its urban texture and elements that had long made it one of China’s most livable and charming cities.Save this picture!BeforeThe factory was surrounded by 5 to 6-storey brick and cement facade residence buildings, schools and other supporting facilities.   The whole area is dense, vibrant and has a rich cultural heritage including the Qing dynasty East Temple Tower. Within the factory itself, we discovered in our analysis a rich texture of buildings, structures, and materials from different historical eras thus creating the basis for an innovative intervention. For instance, we found black bricks from 1950-60s, red bricks from 1970-80s and cement facade from the 1990s; the materials expressed the evolution of the history of the complex.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Dirk WeiblenKokaistudios came up with a  scheme that emphasized retaining the history of the site while re-qualifying  its dynamic and functions.  We kept as much of  its originality as a way to protect the history of the site. With a comprehensive approach, looking at the environmental, socio-economic and cultural contexts, we aimed to breathe new life into this post-industrial site  by reinstating public vibrancy and efficiency.Save this picture!Axonometric DiagramFirst of all, we demolished the warehouse workshop which had little historical heritage nor re-use value to make way for public open spaces and new architectural structures; a process that was undertaken after deep study and coordination with the local authorities.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenSecondly, we adaptively reused 5 old factory buildings and kept the signature smokestackwhich is the highest structure in the area. We retained as much of the original facade as possible, and then strenghthen it with steel, metal and glass to create a strong contrast. Restored areas includes the atrium of the new mixing building, the glass hall of the old mixing building roof, the outdoor terrace and the staircase; the connecting building bridge; the metal roof of the boiler room and the outdoor stairsetc.These new contemporary structures and components stand in clear contrast to the heritage portions of the project; thus valorizing both the old and new.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenThen, two new curved glass bodies are embedded in the site with  soft shape and appropriate scale. These new architectures are sitting on columns to invite circulation and add openness to the community and act to create framed views of the historical buildings. The combination of the buildings allows for blurred boundaries between the development and the city thus inviting the community to make the space its own.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenFinally this enclosed site are openned up: visitors can enter the public space from either Shulin Street or Tiepi Ally.  A brand new lifestyle hub is in front of people: the old mixing building has became a creative loft; the former workshop building has became a lifestyle center accomendates retail, cafes, restaurants and gym facilities; the machine parts workshop has transformed into a brewery; the boiler room is a club now and the tape workshop has evovled into a retail and office space.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenCities are ever-evolving systems, requiring updates and renewals to accommodate changing demands, habits and expectations. Kokaistudios believes strongly in designing for urban integrity. For the Kunming Winart project, old industrial heritage and new contemporay architecture are woven together with considerations of social values and community benefits and the project is bringing new energy into the city.Save this picture!© Dirk WeiblenProject gallerySee allShow lessLozy’s Pharmaceuticals Factory / Vaillo + Irigaray Architects, Galar, VélazSelected ProjectsFloor Area Ratio Game / ON ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Kunming, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyHousing, Adaptive Reuse•Kunming, China Area:  30000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDailylast_img read more


first_img Interior Design:Joel LudongDesign Team:Maria Imelda, Hendro, ArdhyanLandscape:Kantor Gunawan GunawanCity:TrawasCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Arti PicturesRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. The RO Villa project is a study on contour and flexibility. Located on the top of almost 1 hectare plot, the villa building has views on its four sides. To the South is a long hill view towards the city and to the East, lush greeneries of pine trees waits. The main idea is to configure the placement of each room so that no room faces each other. By placing each rooms on an almost 45 degree angles, all rooms are shielded from the harsh Western sunlight whilst still having at least 2 point of views towards the pine trees, the mountain, and the hill.Save this picture!© Arti PicturesVisitors enter the building from the West entrance, having been brought up through a winding road in between palm trees and ponds. From the main door, a reflecting pond with the owners’ rock collection welcomes visitors towards the modern, marble cladded interior. This mixture of the rawness of the natural rock textures and the smoothness of the whit polished marbles become a recurring themes on the exterior and interior of the villa.Save this picture!© Arti PicturesSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Arti PicturesAround the building, the owners installed various types of rocks around the man made creeks, creating a terrain like no other in the area. We also oriented the building on the North-South Axis, making sure that everyone in the living room has a direct access towards the pool but also to the green backyard. The infinity pool to the south of the living room provides calming, uninterrupted view towards the hill. The white color palette of the façade also helps reflect the calmness of the water to the whole building.Save this picture!© Arti PicturesAt night the building becomes a lantern on top of the hills, with each wings emanating lights to all sides of the hills, creating a remarkable skylights around the densely populated hillside.Save this picture!© Arti PicturesProject gallerySee allShow lessPatema Inverted / L’EAU designSelected Projectsnaïve Bookstore / designRESERVESelected Projects Share ArchDaily RO Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan Benny Gunawan, Giovanni Gunawan Photographs:  Arti Pictures Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project RO Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan GunawanSave this projectSaveRO Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan Indonesia Contractor: Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957141/ro-villa-bgnr-architects-plus-kantor-gunawan-guanawan Clipboard Lead Architects: Year:  2020 CopyHouses•Trawas, Indonesia Save this picture!© Arti Pictures+ 17Curated by Hana Abdel Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, YKK AP, BNB, Insima, Jati Prima, Pyros, Rhinoceros, Robert McNeel & Associates, Trimble Navigation Architects: Bgnr Architects, Kantor Gunawan Gunawan Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Projects Interior Contractor: SABP Interior Contractor Area:  980 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project SABP Contractors ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957141/ro-villa-bgnr-architects-plus-kantor-gunawan-guanawan Clipboard CopyAbout this officeBgnr ArchitectsOfficeFollowKantor Gunawan GunawanOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookTrawasIndonesiaPublished on February 19, 2021Cite: “RO Villa / Bgnr Architects + Kantor Gunawan Gunawan” 18 Feb 2021. 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first_imgWorkers World is publishing excerpts from a talk by Victor Shapinov, a coordinator of the banned Ukrainian Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), given at the 7th International Anti-Imperialist Symposium in Istanbul on April 16. It was translated and edited by WW contributing editor Greg Butterfield.Victor ShapinovIn February 2014, a coup d’etat took place in Ukraine, carried out with the direct involvement of the European Union and U.S. imperialism. A bloc of ultra-neoliberal and fascist forces came to power. This coup launched a civil war that has lasted for more than two years.I would like to try to answer two questions related to the Ukrainian crisis.First, why did imperialism need to carry out a coup in Ukraine and bring to power a regime that we characterize as a new type of fascism or 21st century fascism?Second, what is this new fascism in the case of Ukraine?The 2014 coup should be seen in the context of the global crisis which world capitalism entered in the second half of the last decade. To understand the Ukrainian crisis, it’s important to understand that imperialism no longer wants and cannot share profits with the capitalist elites on the periphery, as it did in the years of growth.Therefore, the existence of relatively independent regimes in the countries of the periphery have become an obstacle to imperialism’s strategy of passing the costs of the crisis on to those countries.In this case, the completely pro-U.S. and pro-Western regime of President Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine had become a hindrance to U.S. imperialism’s plan to restructure the global economy during the crisis. This restructuring, as we know, includes the creation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), two systems of economic cooperation which will make the most economically developed areas in the periphery subordinate to the United States to an ever greater degree.Here imperialism was faced with two major alternatives to its global restructuring strategy. First was the possibility of developing economic cooperation between the European Union and Russia. Second was the Chinese plan for a “new Silk Road.” The establishment of an extremely nationalistic regime in Ukraine, fully controlled by imperialism, and the beginning of the civil war became serious impediments to such alternative strategies.The situation with Crimea and Donbass [popular referenda returned Crimea to Russia and won independence for the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics] put an end to the possibility of a strategic association between Russia and the EU. The new regime in Kiev has stopped cooperation with China, which began during the reign of Yanukovych [from February 2010 to February 2014], and could have made Ukraine part of China’s plan. Also, the severing of economic and political relations between Ukraine and Russia, carried out by the new Ukrainian regime, shattered hopes for the formation of an alternative model of economic integration in Eurasia.To achieve these objectives, a completely dependent and politically weak puppet regime was required. It is this regime which appeared in Ukraine in February 2014.What kind of regime is it, and why do we call it a new type of fascism?By all indications, it certainly fits the classic definition of fascism as an open terrorist dictatorship of finance capital. Left and progressive organizations are banned, communist ideology is banned, prisons are filled with an estimated 2,000 to 4,000 political prisoners, extra-judicial executions are practiced using paramilitary forces and neo-Nazi groups.At the same time, it does not look exactly like the fascism that existed in Europe in the 1930s. Formal democratic institutions remain, there is no mass fascist party, there’s no leader-Fuhrer.“Classical fascism” of the 1930s was a response to the crisis of world capitalism at that time. The essence of this crisis was the transition from monopoly to state-monopoly capitalism. Hence, the specific feature of this form of fascism — the cult of the state. With the new fascism, which we face in Ukraine, the cult of the state is not the issue, because it’s no longer a question of the transition to state-monopoly capitalism. On the contrary, the function it performs is not to elevate the state, as with the Nazis of the 20th century, but rather, the destruction of the nation-state in the interests of world imperialism head by the U.S. and neoliberalism.Fascism is the crisis of political domination. Fascism of the 1930s was capital’s response to the political engagement of the masses, the emergence of mass parties. The form of fascist parties was largely copied from the mass workers’ parties (the Social Democrats and the Communists). Modern fascism, which we face in Ukraine, copies manipulated forms of self-organization. The direct instrument of terror becomes a network of paramilitary fascist groups, as well as law enforcement bodies and special forces. The new fascism does not create a mass party, but causes neoliberal politicians like Petro Poroshenko, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, etc., to adopt ultra-nationalistic ideology.As much as the fascist forces were prepared for the development of the Ukrainian crisis, so we among the resistance forces were unprepared. After the right-wing seizure of power in February 2014, a haphazard protest movement began to form, mainly in the Southeast of the country. At first its slogans were very modest, asking only for a certain amount of autonomy from the central authorities in Kiev, which took on an increasingly distinct fascist character. As soon as the regime in Kiev consolidated itself, it intensified the pressure on the Southeast through paramilitary attacks by neo-Nazi groups, and this radicalized the resistance. This resulted in a successful uprising in Donetsk and Lugansk, while the rebellion was defeated in Odessa and Kharkov.Due to the fragmentation of the resistance forces, the uprisings shared no clear ideology or common goal. However, the overall antifascist and anti-oligarchic thrust was healthy and clearly reflects the proletarian and semi-proletarian class composition of the resistance. Unfortunately, the left-wing forces of Ukraine were unable to stop the advance of the new fascism. We were focused on the long-term development of the crisis, while the political situation quickly turned to war. And if the right-wing forces, with the support and orchestration of imperialism, were ready for it, then the left-wing forces, unfortunately, were not.I urge all comrades in the international anti-imperialist movement to learn from our experiences and mistakes, because the Ukrainian events are a model for implementing imperialism’s strategy in the crisis.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgHundreds of students at Bayonne High School held a spontaneous walkout from classes on April 27 in Bayonne, N.J. They were protesting the layoffs of 300 staff members, including 261 teachers, 15 secretaries, eight engineers and two bus drivers.The local school board announced the layoffs during their meeting the night before, after it had been announced that no layoffs were to take place. In fact, a majority of the fired teachers had been promised tenure for the fall semester.The students marched to City Hall, where they chanted and expressed how deeply they feel for their teachers. Sultan Ahman stated, “I’m losing my math teacher, my history teacher and my gym teacher.” Elmer Beltran added, “We care about them. They are our mentors. We tell them about our problems.” (nbcnewyork.com, April 28)April Polsunas, a parent, said, “I’m absolutely ashamed that they’re doing this to the teachers right now. It leaves everyone unstable. It leaves our students not knowing what they’re going to be doing.” (fios1news.com)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgLinkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleEpisode 229 – CFB Week 12, NFL Week 11 PreviewNext articleHoroscope: November 22, 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printDespite having four players with double-digit kills, TCU Volleyball fell just short against Iowa State on Saturday, losing to the Cyclones 3-2 in their final match of the fall season.The Frogs have had six matches postponed because of COVID-19, all of which they will play during the spring.The loss drops TCU to just 1-9 for the season and extends their losing streak to seven-straight matches. Only one of those losses has been a sweep, and three of them have gone to five sets.Middle blocker Afedo Manyang and first-year outside hitter Taylor Raiola led the way offensively for TCU, racking up 14 kills apiece. That total ties a career-high for Raiola.Joining that duo in double figures were outside hitter MyKayla Myers and middle blocker Katie Clark, who combined for 25 kills.While Iowa State barely edged TCU in kill total (66 to 64), the Cyclones bolstered .314 hitting average while holding the Frogs to a clip of just .205.The contest gives the Cyclones a series sweep of the Frogs. On Friday, they defeated TCU in four sets. The Cyclones outkilled the Frogs 59-38, winning their three sets by an average of almost 13 points.Frogs start strong before falling flat Looking to reverse the outcome of Friday, the Frogs could not have had a much better start to the match. A pair of strong kills from Manyang helped them start the day on a 5-0 run and force an early Cyclones timeout. TCU then fell flat offensively, finishing with just a .171 hitting clip in the set. Meanwhile, Iowa State got cooking, finishing the set on a massive 23-10 run to take the first set.Myers and Raiola contributed four kills apiece for the Frogs.The next set saw another early lead for the Frogs. More sharp swinging by Raiola and the other TCU hitters put them up 11-5 before Iowa State could blink. The Frogs extended their lead even further later in the match, winning a back-and-forth rally with the Cyclones to take a 21-13 lead on a Manyang kill.This time, TCU wouldn’t let Iowa State come back. Setter McKenzie Nichols fooled the Cyclones’ defense with a no-look kill, and the Frogs took the second set 25-16.Intensity rises after teams split first two sets The tension then began to rise in Schollmaier Arena as the teams were locked at 10 midway through the third set. This intense nature continued for the entire set, with neither team taking a lead greater than three.TCU was able to get a run when they needed it, though, putting together two-straight points to win a hard-fought third set at 25-23. The final blow came on the Frogs’ sixth service ace of the night courtesy of defensive specialist Dani Dennison.Dennison was not done dishing out aces either. The senior would go on to collect two more back-to-back to lock the two teams up at nine early on in the fourth set.The teams stayed in an all-out battle for the rest of the set, tying at 22, 24, 25, and 26. Like TCU had in the third set, Iowa State found the two points they needed late, riding two-straight kills by outside hitter Brooke Andersen to a 28-26 fourth set victory.Even coaching became a strong factor in the fifth set. The head coaches traded challenge calls on back-to-back plays, both of which were reversed.Iowa State then took over, stifling the TCU offense and pounding the Frogs with powerful kills. The Cyclones would win the fifth set in resounding fashion, 15-5, to take the match 3-2.Dennison finished with 16 digs. The senior currently sits at fifth all-time at TCU in digs with 1,221 in her career. She is just six away from tying Sutton Sunstrum for fourth.The Horned Frogs season will reconvene in the spring at a date not yet decided. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter TCU Volleyball wrapped up their first fall season in Schollmaier Arena on Nov. 21, 2020. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Facebook Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Twitter Colin Post Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts ReddIt ReddItlast_img read more