Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/419875/huit-house-tactic-a Clipboard “COPY” CopyCollaborators:Claudia Armida Pérez Campos, Julián López LouvetConstruction:tactic-aStructures:Samuel SotoSoil Mechanics:Alfonso AyalaElectrical:Jesús LópezJoinery:Luis Carlos BugariniMasonry:Gerardo AlonsoArchitect:Carlos Morán, Juan MartínCity:Lagos de MorenoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess Specs ArchDaily Projects Huit House / tactic-a + 16 Share Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officetactic-aOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLagos de MorenoResidencialMexicoPublished on August 27, 2013Cite: “Huit House / tactic-a” [Huit House / tactic-a] 27 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: dot Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Qingshan Wu+ 33 Share Houses Projects China Photographs: Qingshan Wu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Baitasi House of the Future / dot Architects Baitasi House of the Future / dot ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBaitasi House of the Future / dot Architects “COPY” Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Etex ColombiaArchitect In Charge:Duo NingDesign Team:Sun Qingfeng, Mao YanyanClients:WhaleyMechanic Consultant:Huang JunStructure Consultants:Liu SuCity:BeijingCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Qingshan WuRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Baitasi House of the Future is located in a historic hutong area of Beijing. The client is a tech company focuses on the smart homes. The commission is to create an experimental house that suits the future lifestyles of young people. Save this picture!© Qingshan WuBaitasi is one of the well preserved hutong neighborhoods. The original site had a 30 sqm house and a 80 sqm yard cramped with illegal building works.Save this picture!Moveable Module DiagramWhen we talk about house we are talking about home. The house of the future should represent such a lifestyle of young people. They can fluidly shift between work and home. Access and convenience are more important to them than ownership. The possibilities of home space outweigh its physical dimension. The boundary between home and society is blurred by the rise of the sharing economy, nomad workers and technology. Our lives are fragmented and can not be accommodated by a fixed layout.Save this picture!© Qingshan WuThe original house is wood framed. To minimise construction work and reveal the beauty of traditional Chinese wooden structure, we replaced the decayed roof and removed all the interior partitions. Two moveable furniture modules and one fixed module are placed under the new roof. With the moveable modules, the house can have four different layout options. According to the needs of the residents, it can shift from a three bedrooms house to a small office. The facade can be open up to connect the living space and the outdoors. Save this picture!© Qingshan WuThe moveable modules are controlled by a smart TV. This TV system also controls lighting modes, curtains, security alarm and other home appliances.Save this picture!© Qingshan WuBased on the strategy of minimal intervention, we use WikiHouse system for the only new built structure on site. It serves as the kitchen and toilet. The WikiHouse is an open-source project for building houses. It is lightweight and digitally fabricated. Its faster and cleaner construction process suits the crowded and noise sensitive neighbourhood very well. Save this picture!© Qingshan WuCompared to many futuristic design, this tiny house is nothing close to future at the first look. But its humble appearance and user adaptive interior may reflect something about the future in the ancient capital.Save this picture!© Qingshan WuProject gallerySee allShow lessApartment in Chiado / Commerzn | Linha de Terra ArchitectureSelected ProjectsTransmission-Field Tandem / CHU-studioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officedot ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBeijingChinaPublished on October 18, 2017Cite: “Baitasi House of the Future / dot Architects” 18 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Herman WallaceThe decades-long struggle by various forces in the Black Liberation Movement, the human rights and prisoner support movements resulted in the release of Herman Wallace from the Angola prison plantation in Louisiana on Oct. 1. Wallace, along with Albert Woodfox and Robert King, had become known internationally as the Angola 3.Wallace’s bogus conviction for the death of a prison guard in 1972 had been challenged by him and his supporters. The three inmates were organizers for the Black Panther Party inside the dreaded prison, which was a slave plantation during the antebellum period.After his conviction was overturned on Sept. 30, Wallace was released from prison, only to die three days later on Oct. 4. Wallace had been suffering from terminal cancer due in large part to the horrendous conditions he endured in the prison, known as one of the worst such facilities in the U.S.Wallace, Woodfox and King were placed in solitary confinement after they were deemed a threat to the prison authorities during the early 1970s. King was released in 2001 after spending 29 years in solitary confinement, while Woodfox remains at Angola.Freedom for all political prisonersThe injustice of the Angola 3 is not an isolated situation. Many political prisoners are being held in prisons inside the U.S.Although the U.S. government denies there are political prisoners inside this country, many people who were associated with revolutionary and progressive movements within the oppressed nations remain incarcerated under extremely harsh conditions. According to the Jericho Movement, which has demanded a general amnesty for political prisoners for more than 15 years, there are at least 150 of such inmates throughout various so-called correctional facilities across the country.The U.S. government’s false claim that there are no political prisoners flows from the overall situation involving the nationally oppressed. Africans, people of Latin American descent, Native Americans and others suffer direct repression and exploitation that is deeply entrenched within the exploitative system.During the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle for national liberation, genuine equality and self-determination took on a mass and militant character. Although some concessions were granted as a result of these popular struggles, the fundamental structures of capitalism and imperialism remain intact.By the middle years of the 1960s, rebellions began to sweep across the U.S. that shook the foundations of the racist and oppressive system. From California to New York City and to the colonies of Puerto Rico, the Native nations and occupied Mexico in the Southwest, organizations arose that took on a revolutionary approach to the struggles against racism and economic exploitation.This is the context in which the Black Panther Party, Republic of New Africa, Young Lords, American Indian Movement, Brown Berets, Weather Underground and other revolutionary organizations came into being. These organizations, and the movements surrounding them, were met by the armed might of the capitalist and imperialist state based in Washington, D.C.The FBI, CIA, Military Intelligence Corps as well as local and state law-enforcement departments were mobilized and provided vast amounts of funding and political support to attack all genuine movements for freedom and justice taking place in the U.S. Dozens of BPP and AIM members were killed between the late 1960s and the early 1980s.Political prisoners such as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Sekou Odinga, Leonard Peltier, Oscar Lopez Rivera, Mutulu Shakur, Ed Poindexter, the MOVE 9 and many too numerous to mention remain locked up for purely political reasons. Efforts by the Jericho Movement and other organizations to appeal for a general amnesty have been rejected by successive administrations from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama.Others who were held unjustly as political prisoners, such as Assata Shakur and Nehanda Abiodun, were liberated by their comrades and granted asylum in revolutionary Cuba. Shakur was designated as a “most wanted terrorist” by the U.S. government earlier this year, four decades after she was shot, captured and unjustly imprisoned by the New Jersey state authorities.Wallace’s last words after being released were “I am free, I am free.” The tragedy is that this soldier of the people’s struggle for liberation should have never been imprisoned at all. In light of the evidence that vindicated him from the crimes in which he was accused, he should have been released decades ago.Over the last four decades there have been periods where various movements have been successful in winning the release of political prisoners. Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt was released in 1997 after spending 27 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.Angela Davis was acquitted of trumped-up charges related to efforts aimed at the liberation of George Jackson and the Soledad Brothers in 1972. Both George and Jonathan Jackson, his younger brother, were freedom fighters killed trying to liberate themselves and their comrades.Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former leader of the Black Panther Party in Philadelphia and a supporter of MOVE, was released from death row as a result of an international movement in his defense that has been active since the time of his shooting and incarceration in 1981. Mumia remains in prison with a life sentence, while efforts continue to bring about his release from the penal system in Pennsylvania.Escalate struggle to free all political prisonersOne clear lesson from Herman Wallace’s death at a private home in New Orleans is that the people’s organizations and movements across the U.S. must escalate their efforts to expose both the existence and plight of political prisoners as well as the necessity of bringing about their release. The struggle to free political prisoners is part and parcel of the broader efforts to end national oppression and class exploitation in general.The campaigns for the release of all political prisoners are inextricably linked with the aims of bringing about a revolutionary movement in the U.S. to overturn the exploitative and oppressive system of capitalism and imperialism. Inside the U.S., which claims that it is the most advanced democracy in the world, there are more prisoners per capita than in any other state around the globe.Disproportionately the oppressed African, Latin American and Native populations are incarcerated at a far higher rate than whites. Prisons are containment, slave labor and behavioral modification centers designed to maintain the dominance of the racist ruling class and its state apparatus operating on national, state and local levels.A new wave of prison activism is moving across several states inside the country. The prisoner hunger strikes in California, Ohio and Georgia in recent years should be supported by all civil and human rights organizations throughout the U.S.The only way in which the large-scale incarceration of the nationally oppressed, workers and poor people can be halted is through the transformation of the U.S. into a socialist state where people-of-color communities have the inherent right to self-determination and full equality. Prisons are an integral part of the mechanism of control and exploitation designed to uphold the right of private property over and above the needs of the majority of people held down under this system of oppression and exploitation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Receive email alerts News News to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that cyber-dissident Liu Xianbin was sentenced to ten years in jail today on a charge of inciting subversion of state authority after his right to a proper legal defence was repeatedly violated.Arrested on 28 June 2010 and held at the Suining detention centre in the southwestern province of Sichuan, Liu had access to just one of his lawyers, Ma Xiopeng, for a single meeting on 5 November 2010 (see the release). Ma learned of the date of his client’s trial just four days in advance and so had little time to prepare the case. The trial itself was a sham that lasted just a few hours, during which the defence was constantly interrupted.Aged 43, Liu has been convicted on subversion charges twice in the past and has already spent 12 years behind bars. He is one of the founders of the banned China Democracy Party and is a signatory of the Charter 08 manifesto, which Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo helped to draft. He was arrested last year for writing articles calling for reforms that were posted on the Internet.Reporters Without Borders calls for a review of the trial as the rights of the defence were not respected. The conviction should be overturned and Liu should be freed without delay.China jails more cyber-dissidents than any other nation and is on the list of “Enemies of the Internet” which Reporters Without Borders updated on 12 March. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation March 25, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident gets heavy jail term after unfair trial News March 12, 2021 Find out more
WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Police in Derry are appealing for information following an armed robbery that occurred at a newsagents shop on Sunday night, 19th August.At around 9.30pm, two males entered a shop at Blucher Street, one was armed with a knife and the other was armed with a hammer.They threatened the shop assistant and demanded money before they fled with a sum of cash. The female shop assistant was not injured but was badly shaken.The males are described as being around 6ft tall and thin build. One was wearing light grey coloured tracksuit bottoms, a light grey coloured hoodie top and and a black balaclava.The other was wearing dark bottoms, a dark blue coloured hoodie top, and a black and white coloured football scarf.Police are asking anyone who may have seen the males in the area of Blucher Street between 9pm and 10pm to contact them at Strand Road station on 0845 600 8000 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Police appeal after Derry armed robbery Previous articleCouncillor calls on Phil Hogan to resign if Household Charge figures are skewedNext articleYoung man the victim of a serious assault in Strabane News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – August 21, 2012 Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
iStock/Thinkstock(HARTSEL, Colo.) — Two people were injured in Colorado on Friday after the hot air balloon they were traveling in had a “hard landing,” officials said.The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the incident, which took place in Hartsel. There were two pilots and nine passengers on board the balloon. It is unclear if the two people injured were pilots or passengers.The balloon’s gas bag, known as a lifting “envelope,” collapsed on landing.NTSB officials said the investigation may take up to six months but a preliminary report will be released in a few weeks.The balloon is operated by Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, a locally owned and operated balloon ride company. According to the firm’s website, all of its flights launch from an area in Colorado’s South Park Valley.Hot air balloon accidents are not uncommon. In June a balloon in Michigan struck power lines, causing a fiery explosion. The pilot, who was flying solo, was unhurt.In January, a tourist died and a dozen others were injured in Egypt when strong winds caused their balloon’s pilot to lose control as he was landing. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
eccolo74/iStock(NEW ORLEANS) — Multiple victims injured in the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans filed a lawsuit on Thursday against five companies involved in the construction of the building.The lawsuit alleges that cost-cutting measures led to the use of inferior materials and that the companies were aware of concerns by workers that some of the materials used were too “thin.”“This major building collapse would not have occurred, but for the negligence and failure of the defendants,” the lawsuit said.The collapse on Saturday left two people dead and dozens more injured. One person, a worker, was still unaccounted for as of Wednesday and authorities said the chances of finding the person alive were slim.The companies named in the suit are 1031 Canal Development, Kailas Companies, Harry Baker Smith Architects, Heaslip Engineering, and Citadel Builders. None immediately responded to ABC News for comment.Rene Rocha and Steve Herman, the attorneys representing the 10 victims, said all of their clients are still receiving medical treatment and were not available for comment.“Some are more shaken up than others, but everyone is shocked,” Rocha told ABC News on Thursday.Rocha said they are still working to understand what happened.“We’re gonna do everything we can for our clients to get to the bottom of what happened and to make sure that those who are responsible for this tragedy are held accountable,” Rocha said.Regional Mechanical Services, an air conditioning contractor in Louisiana, identified one of the two people who died as Quinnyon J. Wimberly, an employee of theirs.“His passion, reliability, and energetic nature were known and enjoyed by everyone he met,” the company said in a statement on Facebook.New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged the public to continue to avoid the area.The city’s Fire Department Chief Timothy McConnell said Monday the building remains dangerous and unstable.“We’re a long way from being in safe mode,” McConnell said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Written by October 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Los Angeles Angels hire Joe Maddon as next manager FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Angels announced the hiring of Joe Maddon as their next manager on Wednesday, with the two sides agreeing to a three-year contract.ESPN reports that Maddon will receive between $12 million and $15 million over the course of the contract. He will be formally introduced at a press conference next week.Maddon spent the last five seasons as the manager of the Chicago Cubs, bringing that team to its first World Series title in 108 years. Prior to that, he managed the Tampa Bay Rays for nine years.The 65-year-old Maddon spent the first three decades of his career in the Angels organization.In a statement, Maddon said he “could not be more excited to come back home and manage this great organization.” The Angels went 72-90 under manager Brad Ausmus this past season. They have made the postseason just once in the past decade.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
Martin’s lifeless body was discovered by a kayaker, floating in the waters of the Great Sound near Agar’s Island on Monday evening. On Tuesday, Bermuda police formally identified his body, and have since confirmed that his death is not viewed as suspicious.The island was owned by Martin, who bought it in 1997 along with his third wife Lillian.The English-born multi-millionaire, who was seventy-nine years old when he died, was a globally renowned speaker and expert on the computer revolution. He amassed his fortune from his many books, one of which, ‘The Wired Society: A Challenge for Tomorrow’, was nominated for the Pulitzer prize.Martin has a degree in physics from Oxford’s Keble College. After graduating, he went on to set up several IT consultancy firms and became the biggest ever private donor to the university. In 2005, he gave £65 million to Oxford to set up a school to study the problems of the 21st century.The idea for what became the Oxford Martin School was inspired by the events of 9/11, with Martin telling the Independent in 2011 that he was “getting more and more concerned about the problems of the planet.” The school examines subjects ranging from ageing and ethics to energy materials and particle therapy.The school’s director, Professor Ian Goldin, paid tribute to Martin, saying, “Oxford Martin School embodies Jim’s concern for humanity, his creativity, his curiosity, and his optimism.“Jim provided not only the founding vision but was intimately involved with the school and our many programmes. We have lost a towering intellect, guiding visionary and a wonderful close friend.”In total, donations made by Martin to Oxford University greatly exceed £100 million, with the 2005 donation breaking records as being the largest ever. Oxford’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, had this to say on the university’s most generous benefactor.“James Martin was a true visionary whose exceptional generosity established the Oxford Martin School, allowing researchers from across the disciplines to work together on the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing humanity,” he said.“His impact will be felt for generations to come, as through the school he has enabled researchers to address the biggest questions of the 21st century.”