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Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL.gh) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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ArchDaily Gouda Cheese Warehouse Loft Apartments / Mei architects and plannersSave this projectSaveGouda Cheese Warehouse Loft Apartments / Mei architects and planners ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885620/gouda-cheese-warehouse-loft-apartments-mei-architects-and-planners Clipboard Vergeer Bouw Construction: Architects: Mei architects and planners Area Area of this architecture project Team Mei:Robert Winkel, Robert Platje, Martin van der Werf , Roy Wijte, Anja Lübke, Riemer Postma, Kasia Ephraim, Ed de Rooij, Marloes KosterClient:White House Development bvCity:GoudaCountry:The NetherlandsMore SpecsLess Specs Apartments Projects Photographs “COPY” Year: Manufacturers: Foreco, Braat, Orona Pecres, Van den Oudenrijn timmerfabriek, Vebo, Viets Staal 2017 “COPY” Gouda Cheese Warehouse Loft Apartments / Mei architects and planners CopyApartments, Adaptive Reuse•Gouda, The Netherlands Photographs: Ossip van Duivenbode, Jeroen Musch Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885620/gouda-cheese-warehouse-loft-apartments-mei-architects-and-planners Clipboard Area: 5000 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. Cheese Warehouse ‘De Producent’ in Gouda, the international famous Dutch Cheese Capital, experienced a spectacular transformation to residential lofts. Mei architects and planners together with White House Development initiated this successful development. In the heart of the building a spacious atrium is created, enclosed by 52 unique and sophisticated loft homes. Because of the innovative re-use of elements from the old cheese warehouse, like the original cheese boards, you can still experience the 100-year-old history of making cheese.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeDark alley transformed into light atriumThe original cheese warehouse of ‘De Producent’ is a national monument. Therefore the main changes of the transformation to loft homes are only visible once you enter the building. The removal of pieces of the floor and facades on both sides of the original ventilation alley, and the addition of a glass roof, creates a royal atrium that brings light into the building. Parts of the original alley facade have been remained up and running as hoistway. The residents are able to reach their apartment on one of the four floors through two glass elevators which go up and down along the historical facades, while experiencing the building to the fullest.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeMeaningful Re-useFor this transformation, Mei saved as much elements as possible from the former cheese warehouse to give them a second life in the new construction. The shelfs, where cheese ripened for over 100 years, are re-used as finishing touch on the facades in the atrium. After extensive research it turned out possible to treat the cheese boards with monomers to meet the fire resistant requirements. The signs of use on the boards remained visible after this treatment. In some of the cheese shelfs a saying is carved as an extra meaning. These sentences come from a typical Dutch board game that was found in the archive of De Producent. The attentive resident or visitor will be surprised by these references to the history of cheese making. Also, the original trays, which hung onto the shelfs to manage the maturation process, are being re-used; as house numbers.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeCircularity in this project is not only for sustainability and cost-effectivity reasons, but it gives sense to the building by keeping the 100-year-old history alive.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeExisting wooden floors as formworkTo carry the weight of a million kilos of cheese, the warehouse had two separate construction systems. One for the building and one for the cheese. The original construction is re-used and maintained unfinished and visible in the loft apartments; steel columns, wooden and concrete ceilings and wooden attic beams. The existing floors are used as lost formwork for the new concrete floors in such a way that the original wooden ceilings remained visible and give a historic touch to the apartments.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeIn conversation with the residentsDue to the strategic placement of loggias in the facade – maintaining the monumental rhythm of characteristic small windows – a diverse range of floorplans was possible. All loft apartments are different, varying from 60m2 to 180m2, and tailor-made to individual wishes. Upon purchase, every buyer received a personal consult with the architect. This was easy to organize, as Mei was involved in both the development and the sale of the apartments. Worth mentioning is the fact that all loft apartments – before an unknown type of living in Gouda – were sold within three months.Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeSave this picture!Floor Plan 2Save this picture!© Ossip van DuivenbodeOriginally published on Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse S / ATKA arquitectosSelected ProjectsBT-House / ONG&ONG Pte LtdSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Westerkade 2, 2802 SL Gouda, The NetherlandsLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share The Netherlands Save this picture!© Ossip van Duivenbode+ 37 Share CopyAbout this officeMei architects and plannersOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseGoudaIcebergOn FacebookThe NetherlandsPublished on December 19, 2017Cite: “Gouda Cheese Warehouse Loft Apartments / Mei architects and planners” 19 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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On May 16, hundreds of protesters gathered at downtown Baltimore’s McKeldin Square in a show of solidarity with more than 500 mainly African-American protesters who were arrested and jailed locally over the last three weeks. While some arrestees have posted bail, many are still catching hell behind the walls of the Baltimore City Detention Center.Organized by the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly, concerned community members spoke out and marched for three miles through Baltimore’s downtown and oppressed community, including Latrobe Homes. Community members of all nationalities were there to call for justice in the torture death of 25-year-old Freddie Grey by six Baltimore Police Department officers last month. It took more than a week — which included the rebellion and a five-day curfew — for these officers to be charged with Grey’s death.In addition to honoring Brother Grey, others shared personal stories involving friends and loved ones who have also experienced negative encounters with Baltimore police – from racial profiling to beatings, to outright murder. It was obvious through the people’s testimonies that the city of Baltimore does indeed have a very serious problem with police terror.A rally led by Sharon Black and Rev. C.D. Witherspoon of the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly had protesters continuously chanting: “What do we want? AMNESTY! When do we want it? NOW!” Rev. Witherspoon reminded the local media and attendees, “This is an uprising, not a riot. Our resistance is justified.” His inspiring comments were right on time as the local police attempted to derail the route by way of an armed barricade.Their intention was to cut off the route from entering the Black community in order to disconnect the oppressed community from their supporters and allies. In a spontaneous show of sheer bravery, marchers refused to be moved and simply went around the cops. This small but heroic stand was important because the route was specifically mapped to cover the Black community, as well as two stops, one at the Baltimore Juvenile Justice Center and one at the city’s Central Booking and Intake Center.At both facilities community members spoke out against the state of Maryland’s recent approval to construct a new $30 million youth jail, which is only an insult to the recent rebellion. Speakers and protesters were careful to highlight the connections among police terror, militarization, the perpetuation of the prison-industrial complex through private prisons and the school-to-prison pipeline. It’s unfortunate how the city of Baltimore can find money for more jails and prisons, but not money for better schools and recreation centers.Protest attendees were very conscious of the fact that most of the inmates incarcerated in Baltimore are actually victims of racist, systematic disenfranchisement, poverty and police terror — all ills of the capitalist crisis. Protesters were very aware that prisons and jails are merely tools that aid the process of continued oppression and state-sponsored violence. That is exactly the reason the Baltimore People’s Power Assembly is calling for full amnesty for all rebellion-related arrestees.Capitalism has run its course, and the system has now failed — both workers and youth alike. Those incarcerated for speaking truth to power must be defended. Those detained for standing up for justice must be released. We say jail the “real thugs” — the judges and corrupt politicians. Free the people and jail killer cops! Revolutionary socialism for the poor and oppressed!Come stand in solidarity with the first session of the Baltimore Tribunal & People’s Assembly on “Police Terror and Structural Racism,” Sat., June 6, 2-7 p.m. For details and additional information, contact the PPA at 443-221-3775.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Linkedin printThe Period Project from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.James Petrovich, associate professor of social work, brought the idea for the Period Project to TCU after reading a Huffington Post article one morning.The Period Project collects donations of unopened boxes of tampons, pads, and panty liners that are later delivered to homeless shelters.Petrovich presented the idea to his students and colleagues in the Department of Social Work where he said students took off with it and the TCU community rallied around it.“People have really rallied around it [The Period Project] and said you know this is important,” Petrovich said. “When you see a community like TCU really rally to help another community in Fort Worth, that’s what we’re really about.”Donation boxes are left in various buildings around campus including Brown-Lupton University Union, dormitories, and Greek housing.This year the project was headed by Petrovich and three other social work students: Hunter Fischer, Lasean Isaac and Elijah Herring.This was the initiative’s third year and the group worked to promote the project more than ever. As part of their promotional efforts, they involved greek life, advertised on library computers, and put more boxes out. They also accepted monetary donations, which Fischer would use to buy products to donate in her free time.Petrovich said they hoped to reach their goal of 20,000.The students involved with the project said it made them realize how much people take feminine hygiene products for granted.“I just go into my cabinet and take care of the issue, but these women don’t have that opportunity,” Fischer said. “They have maybe one set of clothes to wear any and everywhere…if that gets ruined by bleeding through, that’s the worst thing ever.”Petrovich said the project doesn’t just give women feminine hygiene products, but also gives them the dignity of higher quality products and the choice of using the products they prefer.Women’s HomelessnessVenngage Infographics“You’ve pretty much lost everything when you’re homeless…in so many ways you have ask for this or you’re given that…so to give someone an opportunity to ask for what they need when they need it and get something back that’s nice, that’s maybe what they had before…it feels like maybe it could be just a little moment of dignity for them,” Petrovich said.This semester’s donations benefitted the Presbyterian Night Shelter, Union Gospel Mission, the Salvation Army, and the Day Resource Center. Previous articleTCU Press hosts Harry Potter trivia nightNext articleFort Worth resident dedicates life to rescuing dogs Ryder Buttry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Linkedin + posts ReddIt Fort Worth businessman donates full first-year tuition for TCU medical school students Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Ryder Buttry SGA holds student memorial to honor lives of four students TCU steps up efforts to promote financial literacy with new additions to Money Week Twitter Facebook Facebook ReddIt Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Update: No forced entry in TCC student’s homicide
News to go further ColombiaAmericas May 13, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia October 21, 2020 Find out more ColombiaAmericas Reports Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more October 25, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for punishment of those responsible as police violence towards journalists grows Receive email alerts News RSF_en Help by sharing this information News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Colombia Ana Maria Garcia, a photographer with the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, was assaulted by a police officer two days ago while she was covering the crash of a bus of the TransMilenio transit system north of Bogota. For no clear reason, the policeman threw her to the ground and overpowered her, injuring her right arm.The Bogota police chief, General Luis Eduardo Martinez, issued a public apology on behalf of the force, describing the incident as “deplorable and despicable” and said an investigation had been launched. He promised to make the results available by the 30 November at the latest.“We welcome the response of police chief Martinez and await the results of the investigation,” Reporters Without Borders said.“However, this unprovoked assault is just the latest in a series of abuses committed by the police in various parts of the country in the past few weeks, against the background of peace talks with FARC guerrillas and large-scale public protests. In each instance, the victim has made a complaint. As in the case of Ana Maria, the police need to carry out disciplinary investigations and punish those responsible as soon as possible.“The government has an obligation to guarantee freedom of information and the protection of journalists. The law on public safety should not be used as an excuse to prevent demonstrations, carry out arbitrary arrests or, even worse, assault journalists.” On 12 October, as a series of large-scale and peaceful protests known as the “Week of Indignation” was coming to an end, many journalists and human rights campaigners were the victims of police brutality. The Italian blogger Giorgio Sabaudo was filming several young activist groups marching from the capital’s Kennedy district to Bolivar Square when he and 37 other people were forced into a police vehicle. He was released about 4 p.m. after the intervention of the ombudsman. Ernesto Mercado, a journalist with the newspaper El Turbion, was reporting on a police crackdown on protesters in the Bosa district of the city when officers who were not displaying their obligatory identification numbers smashed his video camera and equipment with their batons. Guillermo Castro, a journalist with the website Macarenazoo, had his press card confiscated by law enforcement officers after he refused to hand over his recordings. The journalist Camilo Aguilera, a member of the Popular Media Center, was filming clashes in Bolivar Square, when he was hit in the face by a tear gas canister thrown by the police. He was taken to the Kennedy Hospital for treatment.Two days later, on 14 October, Jefferson Murillo, a 24-year-old photographer with the local station Cali TV, was hit by a shot fired by the police in the city of Cordoba. He was taken to hospital where he underwent surgery on a lung and his spleen. The journalist, who was on his day off, happened to witness an argument in the street between residents and police officers. Seeing that it was becoming heated, he started filming the scene on his cell phone.Ignoring warnings from one of the officers, he continued recording when three shots were fired and he fell to the ground, seriously wounded by one of the bullets.