Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international… Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international tries from the Noughties 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 2000sWe’re now well into the era of professionalism, which featured a period of English dominance, a South African resurgence and some glorious running rugby. The 2007 World Cup must have had the best collection of tries of any tournament ever played – every other match seemingly saw a length-of-the-field effort.Some honourable mentions of tries unlucky to miss out – from RWC 2007 came Vilimoni Delasau’s chip-and-chase against Wales, a try integral in Fiji’s march to the knockout stages, and Jacques Fourie’s try against the Lions in 2009, in which the Springbok somehow fought off three defenders to power into the corner.With tries as good as these not on the list, what were the ten best international tries of the Noughties?Christian Cullen (New Zealand) v Australia, 2000Picking any top ten list is always difficult – and subjective. In this instance, do you prefer power or pace, stepping or gliding, invention or precision?Christian Cullen’s 2000 try against the Wallabies somehow combines many of these facets, becoming one of the greatest set-piece tries because of the way its execution matches its imagination.Australia believe that Justin Marshall is a front lifter, before the nine spins from the lineout to fling the ball out to Carlos Spencer, who runs a loop around a strange clump of three forwards, all of whom are facing the wrong way, bound up like a front row. Confused? Try being the defenders.The dizzying move continues as interplay between Jonah Lomu and Tana Umaga puts the latter into space. There were enough Australian tacklers about – they just have no idea where to look, and Umaga takes advantage to scythe through, draw the full-back and put Christian Cullen in for one of the easiest of his 46 All Black tries.Brian O’Driscoll (British & Irish Lions) v Australia, 2001 The greatest try from arguably the greatest centre. Almost decapitated a phase before (keep a close eye on the start of the video), a simple shimmy somehow sees three Wallaby defenders beaten.The most beautiful part of the score is the way in which O’Driscoll comes to what almost feels a complete stop, before beating Chris Latham with a quick feint to the left and then re-accelerating to beat Joe Roff to the line.Only 22 years old and winning a Test match for the Lions. As the commentator cries, “Oh, you beauty!’Ben Cohen (England) v Ireland, 2002A criticism of England throughout their greatest period was a perceived boring style of play – win scrums, win lineouts, win penalties, kick the penalties. But they really could play some wonderful rugby – a shining example being their dominant 45-11 win over Ireland in 2002.So far in these lists we’ve seen a number of tries scored directly from kick-off – Fijian offloading in 1970, Kirwan’s magic in 1987 – but England’s effort challenges them both, the ball passing through 11 pairs of hands in a flowing move.After Austin Healey finds space outside, Kyran Bracken takes the ball on and, with a simple hip swivel, the pitch suddenly opens up.There follows a wonderful straight footrace between Mike Tindall and Denis Hickie, the latter pulling off an excellent tackle, but the ball finds its way via Joe Worsley to Ben Cohen to add another try to a quite remarkable scoring record.Rupeni Caucaunibuca (Fiji) v France, 2003 I’ve already spoken at length about my appreciation of Rupeni Caucaunibuca, and this try was his tour de force (see 2:10 on the video). The match encapsulated his career – beguiling speed and rash decisions, a wonderful try and a two-week ban.Taking a wonderful looped pass from full-back Norman Ligairi (who scored a wonderful try of his own this tournament), there seemed no chance of Caucau scoring. But he surged to the outside of Aurelien Rougerie, never gave Imanol Harinordoquy a chance and made swerving inside Nicolas Brusque look as simple as hopping onto a bus. It all just looked… so easy.Caucau would later be suspended for punching Olivier Magne, but he’d return to score two sparkling tries against Scotland.Joe Rokocoko (New Zealand) v South Africa, 2003 This try is all about one skill, a pass so good that it became known as ‘the Carlos Spencer’.Spencer holds a strange place in memories of All Black tens: thrilling to watch, yet often unfairly maligned for losing matches (the very game after this try, he’d be castigated for throwing an intercept to Stirling Mortlock in the World Cup semi-final). But still, this moment captures all of Spencer’s allure, the touch of magic he possessed.Now, the sensible play when a metre from the opponent’s line without any penalty advantage is to rumble it up through the forwards for a few phases, suck up the defence, and then maybe go wide.Not for Spencer. On second phase he takes a short pass from Justin Marshall, turns to face infield, then suddenly flings the ball backwards between his legs to Rokocoko, who would have an easy finish in the corner.It’s not immediately clear why he does it – the defence were already slightly out of position. But on second viewing you can see South African centre De Wet Barry check his run slightly – giving Rokocoko the metre of space he needs. Visionary.MORE GREAT TRIES… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1990s Expand Expand Collapse 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten Test… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1960s Waltzing O’Driscoll: Lions centre Brian O”Driscoll en route to his try against Australia (Getty Images) Jacob Whitehead runs through the top ten international… 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1980s 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1970s Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Stephen Jones (Wales) v England, 2003One of the great Welsh tries (see 0:43 on the video), echoing those great sides of the 1970s with a vintage first-half performance against the eventual world champions.Shane Williams would start the move with the admittedly simple task of sidestepping Ben Kay. He’d find Gareth Cooper scampering through, who would in turn pass to Gareth Thomas, who had already started to stumble before catching the ball.Thomas would somehow keep it alive, flipping it back to Williams, who’d juggle the ball like a nervous circus performer before knocking it inside to the chasing Stephen Jones to score. The whole thing took only 13 seconds.This game could have seen two tries on our list – it’s worth playing the highlights through to see Jason Robinson’s electric run and precision pass to set up Will Greenwood’s try in the corner. Which do you think is better?Dan Carter (New Zealand) v Lions, 2005The greatest fly-half performance of all time had a try to match (see 0:50 on the video). Carter was the conductor of the All Black orchestra in the second Test; a sparkling break had already set up Tana Umaga but better still was to come.Ghosting onto a Rodney So’oialo pass, he purred by Jonny Wilkinson – and it felt like a power-shift, an assertion of who was the best stand-off in the world. He’d show why in the next second.Running at full speed, without breaking stride, Carter would dribble a grubber along a tightrope, defying the looming touchline, tiptoeing around Josh Lewsey and diving on the loose ball to score.Sometimes great tries are ruined by the TMO. Not this, as we got to watch it over and over again before the score was finally awarded.Kosuke Endo (Japan) v Wales, 2007 Few tries start with a spark of invention from a second-row (with apologies to Leone Nakarawa, fighting a lone battle against this statement), but this length-of-the-field effort from Japan is one such moment.Japan had a terrible tournament, failing to win a game and squeaking to a late draw against Canada, but they showed a flash of the potential realised eight years later, albeit in this 72-18 loss to Wales.Hitoshi Ono is now Japan’s most-capped player, but as a World Cup rookie in 2007 he was desperate to impress and turned over Alix Popham on his own line before marauding upfield.Beautiful hands from fly-half Bryce Robins would find Yuta Imamura, whose outstanding pace would crucially draw Shane Williams off his wing.This made the space for Kosuke Endo, although it still took an excellent floated pass from Imamura to find him streaking into the corner for a try as good as any scored that tournament.Takudzwa Ngwenya (USA) v South Africa, 2007 Bryan Habana was the star of the 2007 World Cup, so when an unknown winger burned past him, everyone took notice.It all began with talismanic flanker Todd Clever, who intercepted a Fourie du Preez pass on his own line and set off upfield. Biffing Butch James out of the way, he found Alec Parker, and in turn Mike Hercus, who knew the one thing he had to do immediately was get the ball to Takudzwa Ngwenya.Ngwenya had a personal best of 10.5 seconds in the 100m – a fact Bryan Habana wasn’t aware of, considering himself as the quickest man in the tournament. He showed Ngwenya the outside, and, after a moment’s hesitation, the American winger took it.The surprise is clear from Habana’s gait, suddenly stiffening from a jog to desperate sprint, all to no avail, as Ngwenya showed a jet pair of heels to score US rugby’s most famous try.Federico Martin Aramburu (Argentina) v France, 2007 It had stiff competition, but the score awarded best try at the 2007 World Cup came in the penultimate game – and it was a suitable monument to the surprise package of the competition, Argentina.Ignacio Corleto had ignited the tournament for the Pumas in the opening match, scoring an excellent try against the French. France must have been sick of the sight of his flowing locks, as the full-back started the move that would seal third place for Argentina with a dashing break that beat five defenders.Caught on the 22, he fired a desperate offload and, with the move kept alive by two forwards, the ball found its way to Juan Martin Hernandez. The fly-half was the standout ten of the tournament and put a final flourish on his credentials with a pass that looked a lazy heave but turned into a dead-eyed bullet.It found second-row Rimas Alvarez Kairelis, who had the good sense to not ruin the score by attempting to finish the move himself, shipping the ball on to Federico Martin Aramburu, who would skip over in the corner. Expand 60 Years of Rugby World: Greatest Tries of the 1990s
Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/5412/x-house-arquitectura-x Clipboard X House / Arquitectura XSave this projectSaveX House / Arquitectura X Ecuador X House / Arquitectura X Architects: Arquitectura X Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Design Concepts1Not having a site when we started design on our house, we set out an elemental scheme that could work both in Quito and the valleys east of the city; this meant distilling our experience into an abstracted form, inspired in the work of Donald Judd, that could be placed in any of the sites we would be likely to find: an open ended box, whose spatial limits would be the eastern and western ranges of the Andes.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor Cladding2As we had no actual place, we looked to the spaces we felt our own, and found the patio as the essential place maker throughout our architectural history.Save this picture!3Save this picture!On the other hand was our fascination for the prototypical glass house and its possibilities in our year round temperate climate.4While the patio creates a sense of place it has to be enclosed in order to work, so the mountains can’t become the spatial limit. The glass house is perfect for that unlimited sense of space; the addition of a patio to the glass house gave us the chance to adapt to the different site possibilities.Save this picture!5We separated the private and public spaces defining a patio, the service spaces and circulation could be added as a plug-in as needed depending on site conditions, further defining the patio.Save this picture!6Finally this diagram could be fitted into the open ended box according to specific site conditions that would define orientation, size and proportion.Project gallerySee allShow lessCentipede in the Garden / Guilherme Machado VazSelected ProjectsLe Prisme / Brisac GonzalezSelected Projects Share ArchDaily “COPY” “COPY” CopyHouses•Quito, Ecuador CopyAbout this officeArquitectura XOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuitoHousesEcuadorPublished on August 21, 2008Cite: “X House / Arquitectura X” 21 Aug 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoWritten by Taylor Metcalf Share “COPY” Copy+ 13Houses•Ashiya-shi, Japan Architects: Tadao Ando Architect & Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project AD Classics: Koshino House / Tadao Ando Architect & AssociatesSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Koshino House / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161522/ad-classics-koshino-house-tadao-ando Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/161522/ad-classics-koshino-house-tadao-ando Clipboard 1984 AD Classics: Koshino House / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates Year: Houses Japan Text description provided by the architects. Tadao Ando’s design for the Koshino House features two parallel concrete rectangular confines. The forms are partially buried into the sloping ground of a national park and become a compositional addition to the landscape. Placed carefully as to not disrupt the pre-existing trees on the site, the structure responds to the adjacent ecosystem while the concrete forms address a more general nature through a playful manipulation of light. More about the Koshino House after the break.Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0DoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalThe northern volume consists of a two-storey height containing a double height living room, a kitchen and a dining room on the first floor with the master bedroom and a study on the second floor. The southern mass then consists of six linearly organized children’s bedrooms, a bathroom and a lobby. Connecting the two spaces is a below grade tunnel that lies beneath the exterior stairs of the courtyard.Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoAndo used the space within the two rectangular prisms as a way to express the fundamental nature of the site. This space reveals a courtyard that drapes over and contours to the natural topography. Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoA wide set of stairs follows the sloping land into the enclosed exterior space and allows the light that penetrates through the canopy of trees into the sunken courtyard. This self-governing space represents the fold of nature that has been bound by the conditioned structures and become synthetic.Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoNarrow apertures have been punched through the façades adjacent to the exterior staircase and manipulate complex crossings of natural light and shadow into the interior spaces. The patterns provide the only amount of ornament to the simple rooms. Other slots are cut from various planes of the two modules to produce the same effect of complexity throughout the entire house.Save this picture!ElevationFour years after the original construction, Ando designed a new addition to the compound. Placed to the north of the existing structures, the new cave-like space rests within the upward sloping piece of land. The study features a bold curve in contradiction to the rectilinear organization, initiating a completely new rhythm.Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoSeparate from the original courtyard design, the space between the addition and the original mass allows nature to remove the forms from each other. A patch of grass weaves its way between the concrete structures, while the curved wall extends from the building to define the exterior space. Similar to the other boxes, a slice of the ceiling plane along the curved wall is removed to add that bit of complexity and ornamentation to the interior; however, the curved patterns of light greatly differ from the linear patterns in the former building.Save this picture!© Kazunori FujimotoProject gallerySee allShow lessInstitutes of Higher Learning Proposal / Adrian LoArticlesBall State University, College of Architecture and Planning 2011 Gresham Smith Desig…Articles Share CopyAbout this officeTadao Ando Architect & AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesAshiya-shiDabasHousesResidential3D ModelingJapanPublished on September 25, 2011Cite: Taylor Metcalf. “AD Classics: Koshino House / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates” 25 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Architects: Ply Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Area: 1100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY Architecture+ 13 Share Parkridge / PLY Architecture Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/198887/parkridge-ply-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2010 CopyHouses•Ann Arbor, United States Text description provided by the architects. This project redefines the internal organization and exterior form of an existing 1960’s single story ranch house. The project for a new master bedroom suite and a guest room leverages the limited scope of work by using the overall new for the give the entire house a new identity. The new massing is positioned forward in relationship to the existing approach seeming to rise upward and the hillside falls, the new master bedroom provides this new front with a formal face, yet does not yet imply entry. As you move further into the site the appearance of a courtyard caught between the existing form and the new massing reveals the new entry.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY ArchitectureRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteAdditionally the exterior of the new massing is articulated as a draped shin hung loosely over the new forms. The skin is then extended to wrap portions of the existing massing as well giving the house a completely new appearance. This looseness of fit between shin and mass defines a number of unexpected spaces caught between surface and mass.Save this picture!Courtesy of PLY ArchitectureProject gallerySee allShow lessAsian Culture Complex / UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo IlArticlesA+D Museum’s ARkidECTURE + Design Workshop at The Eames OfficeArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/198887/parkridge-ply-architecture Clipboard United States “COPY” CopyAbout this officePly ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAnn ArborHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 13, 2012Cite: “Parkridge / PLY Architecture” 13 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Argentina Save this picture!© Daniela Mac Adden+ 29Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899690/blq-house-luciano-kruk Clipboard Photographs Architects: Luciano Kruk Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Quilmes, Argentina Projects “COPY” Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899690/blq-house-luciano-kruk Clipboard 2017 CopyAbout this officeLuciano KrukOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesQuilmesArgentinaPublished on August 08, 2018Cite: “BLQ House / Luciano Kruk” [Casa BLQ / Luciano Kruk] 08 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officeDavid Boyle ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookMacmasters BeachAustraliaPublished on October 05, 2020Cite: “Breezeway House / David Boyle Architect” 05 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
RNIB launches Lifechangers campaign with GOOD AgencyGOOD and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have launched their second integrated fundraising campaign together.With 4 in 5 people not receiving the support they need when diagnosed with sight loss and 1.3 million eye appointments estimated to have been missed since the onset of the pandemic., the campaign highlights the need for the support of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers, or ECLOs, like Jenny, who features in it.The campaign features a direct response TV advert that sees Jenny tell her own story, from first being diagnosed with sight loss and having no support to becoming an RNIB ECLO and using her experience to explain, reassure, and advise from the point of diagnosis. With 250 people starting to lose their sight in the UK every day, Jenny is determined to help people change their lives and show as many people as possible that there is hope for the future.Designed to drive donations to help ECLOs reach more blind and partially sighted people with vital support, the ad began airing from 15 March. It is supported by digital and direct mail, also created by GOOD. The TV ad was produced by VINCE Productions.Associate Creative Director, Rosie Boon from GOOD said:“It was really important to tell Jenny’s story authentically from her personal experience, hearing how she felt so alone when her world was turned upside down by a sight loss diagnosis. We wanted to bring her lived experience and determination to change lives to the forefront of the campaign.”Director Joe Shaw from VINCE said: “It was a real privilege to work with RNIB on this campaign. As someone who has experienced sight loss herself, Jenny was perfectly able to capture the range of emotions that someone goes through in that situation and to explain the feeling of empowerment and independence she gained from the support available to her. Having worked a lot with ‘real people’, I knew that giving Jenny the time and space to be able to speak from her heart and to not be put off by the process of filming was key. By working with an almost documentary-style approach, the result is a message that you can tell comes from a totally genuine place and delivers the required impact.” Melanie May | 29 March 2021 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 3 snippets of recent agency news – from new partnerships to campaigns Social Republic’s global teams will focus on promoting Fundraising Everywhere’s industry expertise and conference offering as well as its online network through paid campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Google, combined with weekly blogging updates.Nikki Bell, co-founder at Fundraising Everywhere commented:“The team at Social Republic fully understood our requirements, our ‘human’ approach to campaigns and the vision we have for the future of the industry.“Our mission is simple. To give the charity sector access to affordable training and an authentic community that they can access anywhere at any time.“We’re committed to working with those who are keen to make a change in sector, and by partnering with Social Republic we will be able to extend campaign reach and heighten our impact in the industry.”CEO of Social Republic, Rob Illidge added:“At Social Republic we are committed to assisting organisations who provide support for others and are honoured to be working with Fundraising Everywhere.“We will utilise our finger-on-the-pulse knowledge of social networks to create ground-breaking campaigns, continuing to make a positive impact and support the charity sector.“The announcement is a testament to the hard work of everyone at Social Republic, who are constantly pushing boundaries and striving to make the world of social media a better place.”VSO appoints WPNC on strategy & creative briefVoluntary Services Overseas (VSO) has appointed integrated agency WPNC to partner it in overhauling its direct fundraising strategy and creative approach.The appointment follows a tender process that included a virtual pitch as a result of the pandemic.VSO called the pitch in 2020 to find the right partner to help the organisation meet its goal of developing a programme to acquire regular donors. Key components of WPNC’s strategy will include product, proposition, creative work, supporter journey, and digital transformation.Following WPNC’s first piece of work after being appointed – a tactical Christmas appeal via Facebook and Instagram – the agency is now collaborating with the charity to develop a strategic plan to drive digital acquisition.VSO’s existing Individual Giving programme has faced a stern challenge from the far-reaching effects of the pandemic. WPNC has set to work with key strategic sessions bringing together teams from across the organisation to help drive the new proposition. Work will involve: generating insights to inform the fundraising strategy for the next three years, new product development, core proposition, and creative strategy.Natalie Jones, Head of Supporter Engagement VSO, commented:“We are delighted to be working with WPNC and we look forward to a successful partnership. We were really impressed with the efforts put into the tender process throughout, the team, insights, processes, approach and the collaborative way of working. Together I think we will deliver good work and an exciting new offer with a new product.”Hannah Williams, Client Services Director at WPNC, added:“VSO is a charity with a strong and positive reputation. We are proud and delighted to be selected to help the organisation with the next chapter in its fundraising growth, and to support the amazing work the charity does.”In March, the VSO said that it would have to shut operations in some countries, and make redundancies due to government cuts in the foreign aid budget.With funding for the charity’s Volunteering for Development scheme due to end imminently and the government cutting funding for overseas aid by 50%, it has said that its international volunteering and Covid-19 response initiative are currently in jeopardy.It is still waiting to hear from the government about the next phase of its grant, which would fund half of its work over the next four years. 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Organisation RSF_en TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa December 26, 2019 Find out more November 12, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Tunisia Help by sharing this information Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News News Reporters Without Borders condemns a smear campaign against Al Jazeera in which the Tunisian government is using both state-run and pro-government media to accuse the Qatar-based satellite TV station of acting as the mouthpiece President Ben Ali’s opponents.The campaign is focusing above all on Al Jazeera’s coverage of a congress organised by Tunisian exiles in Geneva on 20-21 June in which they urged the president to allow his exiled opponents to return to Tunisia even though many of them face jail sentences because of their political views.“The aim of this government-orchestrated campaign is to discredit Al Jazeera,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Anyone who criticises the authorities is suppressed or shouted down in this country, where little freedom of expression is left. With less than three months to go to presidential and legislative elections, such behaviour is really disturbing.”Pro-government media of all kinds have been participating in this campaign against Al Jazeera for several weeks. Many newspapers and magazines have run articles directly insulting the station, its staff and the Qatari government. The daily Al Hadath printed such an article in today’s issue, following the example of such government-run newspapers as La Presse and Al Hurriya.The pro-government television station Hannibal TV broadcast a talk show on 29 July in which several Tunisian journalists shouted abuse about Al Jazeera’s journalists.Al Jazeera’s Tunisia correspondent, Lotfi Hajji, meanwhile reports that the restrictions on his activity are growing. The cable Internet connection in his home has been cut for more than a month. The police prevented him from meeting with a human rights activist in Tunis on 24 and 26 June. At the same time, the authorities have refused to give him press accreditation for the past five years.The chief goal of the smear campaign seems to be to limit Al Jazeera’s ability to broadcast critical information about Tunisia nationally and internationally. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa November 11, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government wages smear campaign against Al Jazeera to go further News News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder
March 20, 2014 1,299 Views Share Save Growing optimism in the housing purchase market stems from faith in a strengthening job market nationwide. Recent snapshots of the national housing economy by Fannie Mae and Zillow cite job growth as a spur for more robust markets, particularly in western states, where new jobs and competition for houses are escalating home prices.Now Freddie Mac has joined the chorus. In its latest Economic and Housing Market Outlook, released Wednesday, the agency expects home sales to grow along with wages this year, despite a still-tough job market in most sectors. Freddie is projecting a 3 percent rise in home sales and a 20 percent rise in new home construction in 2014, which the agency expects to level out to a 5 percent overall growth.Freddie’s latest analysis paints a complex picture, particularly when measured against job figures from 2007, the last time the national job market was considered solid for the entire calendar year. Compared to then, most job sectors, particularly manufacturing and construction, are down. In February, construction employment was 5.9 million, 1.5 million less than December of 2007, according to Freddie.But these sectors are on a steady rise, with construction at about 80 percent of its 2007 peak and manufacturing at about 90 percent, according to the report. Freddie’s numbers bolster Fannie Mae’s February report showing that construction jobs and the number of new houses built are up since the beginning of the year. And these factors are key to a healthier housing market, said Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist at Freddie Mac.”In order to have solid home sales in 2014 we need to see continued improvement in the labor market,” Nothaft said. “Manufacturing and construction are the two sectors that have been slowest to recover. With increased economic growth, these two sectors should start to improve.”Considerable growth, according to Freddie, is happening in mining and office jobs, but particularly in education and health services, which has grown by 2.4 million jobs since 2007. Despite substantial progress, however, the labor market remains below its potential, and unemployment is stubbornly hanging on at 6.7 percent.But these numbers are not as black and white as they may at first seem. While it may look bad that the employment-to-population ratio dropped from 62.7 percent to 58.8 percent in February, annual wages measured that same month grew by 2.5 percent, which is well above consumer price inflation.Also, according to Freddie, about 40 percent of this drop-off was driven by baby boomers who have retired between December 2007 and February 2014. This may open the door for more jobs as boomers continue to leave vacancies in the workforce.”With more jobs, wage growth should continue to accelerate, giving American households much needed income to help sustain the emerging purchase market,” Nothaft said. Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic and Housing Market Outlook Freddie Mac job market Labor 2014-03-20 Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Survey: Small Banks Frustrated by Dodd-Frank Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 3/21/2014 Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2014 Home Sales Depend on Strong Job Market Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / 2014 Home Sales Depend on Strong Job Market Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic and Housing Market Outlook Freddie Mac job market Labor