Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Health sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) 2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMedical And Surgical Centre Limited deals within the Healthcare and Cafeteria segments where it operates hospitals in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Healthcare Limited and operates hospitals under the Fortis Clinique Darné and Wellkin Hospital names, as well as runs a one day care centre under the FCD North name. Medical And Surgical Centre Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Online clothing retailer boohoo (LSE: BOO) has had a rough week in the stock market. Its share price started falling last week after it was revealed that working conditions in the factories in its supply chain were abysmal. In a week’s time, the boohoo share price fell 44%. Even though it’s still much below last week’s levels, however, it has started recovering now. As of Thursday’s close it was up 27% from the day before. Positives for boohooClearly, investors have re-adjusted their perspective on the boohoo share price. I don’t blame them. BOO has a lot going for it. It’s trading update in June showed a huge 45% increase in revenues. There’s more. This growth rate can’t be chalked up just to a lockdown spurt. It’s true that e-retailers like Amazon or closer home, Ocado, have seen a sharp sales increase. But in boohoo’s case, even its year-end results, for up to February, showed 44% revenue growth. This means that it has maintained its growth from the pre-coronavirus times. It follows that it can keep up with this growth going forward. 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…It’s no surprise then, that while many other FTSE-listed stocks are still struggling, the boohoo share price was at all-time-highs before the latest news broke. Its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is a high 53 times right now. And this is when its profit before tax grew by a whole 54% in the last full year. In other words, investors are ready to pay quite the premium for the BOO share. What could go wrongNow that allegations of poor working conditions have surfaced, I’m not sure if the party will continue for the boohoo share price over time. For one, its financial performance can be impacted. If there’s evidence of rampant below-minimum wage payments, BOO’s costs can take a hit. If it keeps prices competitive despite this, however, its margins will be squeezed. With its products being dropped by big third-party retailers, its topline can also come under pressure. The extent to which BOO gets impacted will be known only over time. But it’s a risk that needs to be underlined right away, because it might impact returns for long-term investors. Boohoo is also likely to have fallen from grace for ethical investors. Even though it defended itself, the fact is, that poor working conditions have been reported in its context earlier as well. Financial Times, for instance, did an investigative report on this two years ago. If nothing has changed in that much time, can it convince investors now that they will? ‘Woke’ investors may be a relatively small number, but they can still impact the BOO share price marginally.What’s next for the boohoo share priceLooking at BOO in its entirety now, it appears to me to that it can be hurt pretty badly both financially and reputationally. There are trading gains to be made in the near-term, but I would encourage the long-term investor to wait and watch what before investing in the boohoo share price, at what seem to be attractive levels. 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. 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Saturday, 11th July, 2020 | More on: BOO Boohoo share price: Here’s what I’m doing after it plunged (Hint: It’s not what you think) Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. 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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. Enter Your Email Address Forget the Bitcoin price! I’d invest £20k to make a million like this “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 31st December, 2020 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! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Bitcoin price has risen an outstanding 255% this year to breach £20k. It’s getting a lot of traction and hype. People wish they’d bought a Bitcoin and wonder is it now too late?I can’t answer that, but to calculate the return multiple in getting from £20k to make a million, I divide the million by the initial investment. This shows a 50x return. But, for a £1m Bitcoin to be the reality, I think the world would need to be in an even worse economic state. The trouble is, even the most bullish of enthusiasts don’t foresee a £1m Bitcoin soon. Nevertheless, some of them are anticipating it reaching £100k a coin in 2021, that would be a 5x return on my £20k investment. Pretty impressive, but so very speculative too.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…How I’d make a millionI prefer the reliable and less risky option of stock market investing. It’s not a quick road to riches, but real wealth is achievable without the world collapsing around us.If I invest £20k today in a mixture of equities and funds with an effective annual interest rate of 10.3%, then in 40 years I’d make £1m. That 10.3% is achievable, but may involve more risk than I’d like. If I want to make a million at a lower interest rate, I can make regular payments instead. In the same period, I could achieve £1m at an effective annual rate of 6.5% with contributions of £350 per month on top of my initial investment. With a higher interest rate, or increased contributions, I could achieve the £1m in a quicker timescale.Share prices make impressive gains in 5 yearsMany FTSE 100 companies have made impressive gains in recent years. The following three have witnessed their share prices skyrocketing in the past half-decade with massive percentage returns.If I’d spent £20k on 492 shares in AstraZeneca when they were around £40.57, they’d now be worth over £37k. That’s a return multiple of 1.9x, or a rise of 86%.Alternatively, if I’d invested £20k on 8,130 shares in internet security company Avast, when they were around £2.46, they’d now be worth over £44k. That’s a return multiple of 2.2x, or a rise of 121%.Yet again, if I’d invested £20k in 790 shares in The London Stock Exchange when they were around £25.30, they’d now be worth nearly £72k. That’s a return multiple of 3.6x, or a whopping 261% gain!Each of these are quality FTSE 100 businesses with an edge on their competition and a position of strength. They continue to flourish and I’d consider adding them to my Stocks and Shares ISA. Sectors to watch in 2021Heading into 2021, there are several sectors I’m keeping an eye on. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) and cloud-based business model has been an exceptional success story of 2020. I believe this will continue as the pandemic permanently transforms our world. In a similar vein, I think cybersecurity stocks will continue to thrive. I also think healthcare stocks will continue their ascent and oil stocks will rebound once international travel resumes.With the vaccine rollout well underway and Brexit concluded, I think there’s much to look forward to. Bitcoin may well continue to thrive and head for £100k, but I’d prefer to stick with investing in stocks. I think it’s possible to make a million through stock market investing as long as time is on my side. Kirsteen 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay
Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: HL JD FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 FTSE 100 shares to buy today Edward Sheldon owns shares in Hargreaves Lansdown and JD Sports Fashion. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Nike. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 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. While the FTSE 100 has had a good run since March, there are still a number of shares within the index I’d be happy to buy today. Here’s a look at two Footsie stocks that, in my view, have plenty of room for growth. This FTSE 100 company just added 84,000 new customersOne FTSE 100 company that looks attractive to me from an investment point of view today is Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL). It operates the largest retail investment platform in the UK.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…I’m bullish here for a couple of reasons. Firstly, over the last year or so, interest in investing and trading has skyrocketed. This has benefitted Hargreaves Lansdown. However, it doesn’t seem to be reflected in the company’s share price. Over the last 12 months, HL’s share price has actually fallen 6%.Secondly, Britons need to save and invest more for retirement. As the UK’s largest investment platform, Hargreaves looks well-placed to benefit in the long run.The business posted a strong set of half-year results recently which showed the company has momentum right now. For the six months ended 31 December, revenue was up 16% to £299.5m, while diluted earnings per share were up 10% to 32p.Encouragingly, the company added 84,000 new customers over the period. That represents an increase of 68% on the number of customers it added in the same period in 2019. As a result of this performance, the company increased its dividend by 6%.There are risks to the investment case, of course. The threat of competition is one. One rival in particular that looks to be capturing market share is Trading 212. The stock’s forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 26 also adds some valuation risk.Overall, however, I think the investment case is compelling. I’d buy this FTSE 100 share today.A work-from-home playAnother FTSE 100 stock I like the look of right now is JD Sports Fashion (LSE: JD). It’s a leading sports fashion and footwear retailer that operates in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia, and Australia.JD Sports has a number of things going for it right now. Firstly, it’s benefiting from the increased focus on health and exercise, which is boosting demand for trainers and athleisure wear. Secondly, it’s benefiting from the work-from-home trend, which is boosting demand for loungewear.News from JD Sports has been encouraging recently. In a trading update posted on 11 January, the company said demand has remained robust throughout the second half of 2020 and that revenues for the 22-week period to 2 January were up 5% year-on-year. That’s pretty impressive when you consider many stores were closed at times during these periods.Additionally, the group said it was confident profit before tax for the full year to 30 January would be “significantly ahead” of the current market expectations.However, there are a couple of risks here I’m keeping a close eye on. One is the fact that companies like Nike are increasingly selling direct to consumers. This could impact JD in the future. The second is the group’s global expansion. These don’t always go to plan.All things considered however, I think this FTSE 100 share offers an attractive risk/reward proposition. The forward-looking P/E ratio of 23 seems quite reasonable, to my mind. I’d be happy to buy this stock for my portfolio today. 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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA
Scotland achieved their goal, winning all of their games, but more than this they did something different. As a Tier One nation they embarked on an all-too-rare tour of Fiji and Samoa. They built ties and took new tests. They even capped some young players and found an enigmatic star in Visser, who repaid selectors with endeavour and tries.This tour must be looked upon as a huge success. Not just because of the results, but because Scotland stood apart from the rest. Of course they won three valuable test matches, but they blazed a new trail. So Scotland headed to Fiji, well aware of how the IRB world rankings worked. More of a coefficient can be nurtured if you score points against a team in their own country and the higher the ranking the more value these wins hold. After beating Australia, the world’s number two, Scotland had points and more importantly, confidence.They struggled with the heat of Fiji and their camp was hit with illness, but Scotland took out their target. They kept their heads when thundering hits were thrown at them and took the points when on offer. Scotland were, at times, drawn into Fiji’s own flying type of game, which resulted in conceding some tries from broken play, but quality counted and the result was a positive one. They won 37-25 and saw new cap Tim Visser steal the headlines with a neat brace of tries.Hard graft: Scotland showed huge resolve against FijiAfter this they took to Samoa, a stronger team and one in ninth place in the world rankings, a place ahead of Scotland.A much sterner ask than Fiji, Samoa had more recognisable names and something to fight for. This was the pinnacle of the tour and something that had been built towards.Scotland laboured and wrestled with their hosts, trying to play their own fierce defensive game in unfamiliar heat against opponents capable of bludgeon and slick handling. In the end it took a battered Scottish unit to trudge up the park and settle for a last gasp try from debutant Rob Harley to win a tight game. TAGS: FijiSamoa History kicks: Greig Laidlaw kicks the winning penalty for Scotland’s first win in Australia for 30 yearsBy Alan DymockIN A summer where the myopic slant was to denounce the Northern Hemisphere as out of touch with their southern hemisphere counterparts, there was an odd feeling of glee in Scotland. The national side had not only recorded a three match series win south of the equator, but they had also broken the mould.First up to face one of the big three, taking on a midweek Australia side in new surroundings, Scotland played what was in front of them and won. Some from the other home nations would proffer that the Australia side they faced was weakened in certain areas or that the tropical downpour affected the 9-6 result, but this would be a miserly summation.Happy days: Scotland savour a sweet victoryScotland had no control over the conditions or how much respect the Australian selectors paid them. Instead they exerted their own control and closed out a tight game in conditions that nearly rendered rugby defunct.The huge scalp they claimed was not only a fillip for a side who had two near disastrous campaigns fresh in the memory, but it was one that stood tall amongst all of the other home nations’ records.Scotland were the only team to defeat one of the top three nations in the world this summer.Bolstered by their obdurate win the Scots took what they needed from Australia and headed for their real summer targets: the Pacific Islands who held the key to Scotland’s world ranking and consequent seedings for the 2015 Rugby World Cup draw in December. Fiji’s half back Nikola Matawalu (C) is tackled by Scotland’s players during their rugby union match in Lautoka on June 16, 2012. Scotland won the match 37-25. AFP PHOTO / Bruce SOUTHWICK (Photo credit should read BRUCE SOUTHWICK/AFP/GettyImages) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCity of ApopkaCOVID Safe pass AppCOVID-19Medek Healthcare Previous articleTwo workers at an Apopka spice manufacturing facility die from COVID-19Next articleIs it safe to visit your mother on Mother’s Day? A doctor offers a decision checklist Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 A couple of weeks ago, The Apopka Voice shared a story about COVID surveillance tech being big for business re-openings, to a variety of social media responses and emoticons. Well guess what? The City of Apopka not only got in line for it, as of yesterday they’re leading the Florida pack, in launching and utilizing it.On Thursday, May 7, a press conference was held at Apopka City Hall with Stan Van Meter, the CEO of Medek Health, the company who created the app, and several Apopka officials slated for appearance, including Mayor Bryan Nelson, Fire Chief Sean Wylam, and EMS Chief Wil Sanchez.The purpose? To announce the partnership between the City and Medek Health in launching the first COVID SafePass – an app that tracks a consumer’s health stats, sets telemedicine appointments, finds the nearest testing site, and alerts you if you’ve visited a business where an outbreak occurred.Whether you, as a potential consumer, are intrigued or worried, here’s how it works:The consumer downloads the free (for Apopka residents) app and answers a self-assessment questionnaire — a COVID-19 prescreen: Have you traveled outside the US in the last 14 days?Since March 1, 2020 have you worked remotely or at a job site?Are you a first responder or work in a medical field that deals directly with patients?How often have you seen, or do you see friends in person, since March 1, 2020?Do you wear a face mask when you leave the house?2. If you’re feeling sick or ill, there’s a place you can check off symptoms;3. Once the questions and symptoms are filled in, you get results: Low / high risk;4. If your scoring ranks you as low risk of having the virus, or low on the contagious meter, you are good to go. You will be able to share your results proudly with whomever you wish. Flash your digital “pass” for COVID-19, and doors will open for you;5. If, on the other hand, you are ranked as a higher risk, you get to experience a few more steps of this app’s technology: (a) you’ll be able to make a telemedicine appointment with a doctor right then and there through the app, if you want; or (b) if and when it’s recommended that you go to a testing site – for a COVID-19 test or for antibody testing – the app will find the nearest testing location for you;6. After you get officially tested for COVID-19, and if it’s determined you have the virus and recommended that you quarantine, there is a way for the app to register your 14 day time away so you can prove you did what you were supposed to do;7. Additionally, if you get an antibody test and it reveals that you have antibodies – this information can be plugged into the app as well.All of these results – prescreen answers, symptoms, tests, risk level, quarantines, antibodies – they can all be shown in the app and, if you choose, can be shared with those you trust, in technologically private and HIPAA-happy ways.“Everyone wants to return to normal, but we can never do this without knowing who is low-risk to spread the disease,” says Van Meter. “Kudos to the city of Apopka and Mayor Nelson for seeing how technology can improve the safety of his community.”According to the Medek Health press release, the COVID SafePass app will be available to city businesses and residents for free. After a month, as reported by Orlando Political, the employer app will increase to $1 per employee for businesses.The employer app, which seems of particular interest to Mayor Nelson, will allow businesses to show cumulative COVID information about its workforce to potential customers.“We want our businesses to have a gold seal, a designation so that consumers know our restaurants, retail and more, are safe and COVID free,” said Mayor Nelson. “As we tried to build this ourselves, we were excited to find Medek up the road providing everything we needed to create our Apopka gold seal.”What does a business “gold seal” standard of COVID-freedom and safety look like to Nelson?First it would be voluntary. Businesses can choose to not participate, though he hopes they will, certainly. The more Apopka customers can be put at ease, the better.Second, there are four criteria that must be checked off for a business to achieve the coveted designation:Staff and customers must have their temperatures checked daily.2. All staff and customers must wear a mask.3. Businesses must have special arrangements for customers and employees who are at higher risk, such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.4. Businesses who get a gold star designation will be using the COVID SafePass app.Is there any fine print?We haven’t seen any yet, though what technology doesn’t have it? But if there was a fine print point or disclaimer to be made, it might have to do with the reality that the whole system is based on honesty and accurate self-reporting. If you’re not one to follow the honor system, or if you’re not likely to trust that others will follow it even if you, of course, will… then you might wonder about the app’s limitations. The reality is that it can only accurately assess risk level and reveal accurate results to the level that the user is honest and accurate in self-reporting and data input.On the upside, however, the feature of being able to track outbreaks is pretty cool, which can happen if and when users check in – on their app – to the businesses they visit.Ryan Mezzell with Medek Health explains, “If something happens at that business [you visit] and we find out that someone actually did have COVID there, now we can anonymously get a message in our application that says, ‘Hey, we see you visited that place. We don’t know who you are, but we see you visited that place. You should probably check to see if you need to be screened,’”This alone could be worth the whole free app if you’ve ever wondered, how will I know?However you may be feeling about this — intrigued or worried, both or neither — one thing you can know for sure: It’s launching Monday, May 11, and you still have a few days to decide.Who is Medek Healthcare?Medek Health is a leader in telemedicine and software design, located in Mt. Dora, Florida, just a stone’s throw from Apopka.According to their website, it’s healthcare simplified. It’s a telemedicine company that gives access to a network of board certified healthcare providers that can treat and provide prescriptions for hundreds of ailments over the phone. It’s healthcare 24/7/365. They do everything from health care consultations, urgent care, and prescriptions in less than 30 minutes. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Photographs CopyAbout this officeJulia Kick ArchitektinOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationDornbirnAustriaPublished on August 04, 2017Cite: “Oeconomie-Gebäude Josef Weiss / Julia Kick Architektin” 04 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 383 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses•Barracas, Argentina Argentina Lead Architect: Tacuari House / moarqs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932016/tacuari-house-moarqs Clipboard Year: “COPY” 2018 Tacuari House / moarqsSave this projectSaveTacuari House / moarqs Save this picture!© Albano Garcia+ 45Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: 3M, Knauf, A.D. Barbieri, Ariston, BGH, Hunter Douglas Perú, Paneles solares Solartec, Saint Gobain Isover, VASA Associate Architect:Ángel TundisDesign Team:Jerónimo Bailat, Sofia TomaselliLighting:Veronica La CruzMEP:MMO. Eduardo Gamulin.City:BarracasCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Albano GarciaRecommended ProductsCorporate ApplicationsVELUX CommercialVELUX Modular Skylights in UK Hydrographic OfficeWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The work is located on the southern edge of downtown Buenos Aires, in Barracas neighborhood, within the arts district, on the border with the neighborhoods of San Telmo, and Constitución. The zoning in the current urban planning code is APH 1 14. The existing house is before 1920, according to “Aguas Argentinas” plan dated August 4, 1920. We intend to intervene with the premise of the recovery and restoration of the architectural piece looking for the revaluation of its symbolic character as part of the urban context, considering with special valuation the adaptations for contemporary domestic use, maintaining its character.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasThe existing building was a rental house, typology “casa chorizo”, organized around two courtyards. This typology presents a housing unit facing the street and other rooms for rent in the interior of the block. In the main house, we found the best construction quality and more details of the characteristic finishing of the time, such as ironwork, details of plasterwork, etc. The intervention, therefore, consists in conserving the rooms around the first patio as the social area of the new house, demolishing the back rooms, which are in very poor condition, to generate a new garden and swimming pool. This project decision also generates an expansion of the urban space of the lung in the center of the block and will increase the natural absorbent terrain. The construction of the new building on the upper floor is removed, on the front, from the official line so as not to be visible from the street.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasThe new intervention was carried out without imitating the original construction forms or the historical language. It was built with a light dry system with metal structure. The bedrooms open to the north and an eave 80cm deep with a system of swinging shutters allow generating the necessary solar protection for summer and allowing solar gain in winter. All floors, both calcareous and wood, are recovered and restored. The traditional installations are complemented with solar panels for the electric generation and thermal panels for the heating of sanitary water.Save this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Javier Agustin RojasProject gallerySee allShow lessGranary Square Pavilion / Bell Phillips ArchitectsSelected ProjectsA New Idea in Architecture? No New BuildingsArticles Share ArchDaily Photographs: Albano Garcia, Javier Agustin Rojas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932016/tacuari-house-moarqs Clipboard “COPY” Ignacio Montaldo Projects Architects: moarqs Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officemoarqsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBarracasOn FacebookArgentinaPublished on January 25, 2020Cite: ” Tacuari House / moarqs” [Casa Tacuari / moarqs] 25 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expression Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent March 29, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en News to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa In their latest bid to gag the press, NISS agents confiscated the entire print-run of the daily Al-Tayyar as it came off the press on two days running, on 10 and 11 June, in response to a column by reporter Shamael al-Nur in the 9 June issue in which she said President Omar al-Bashir’s resignation would benefit Sudan’s economy. The NISS summoned her twice and questioned her closely. “They reminded me that there are red lines and that I should have known the president was one of them,” she told RSF.On 13 june, NISS agents seized Alyoum Altaly newspaper without reason. A week earlier, they already prevented the daily Al-Jareeda from distributing that day’s issue until 11 a.m. and restricted its distribution to the capital, Khartoum. For reporting this action, Ahmed Younes, a correspondent for the London-based daily Sharq Al Awsat, was arrested and interrogated by NISS agents for several hours on 7 June. Younes told RSF he was also questioned last month over an article about divisions within the ruling party and was given “strict orders not to cover certain subjects” on pain of losing his press accreditation and being imprisoned. “They talk about ‘red lines’ but they don’t tell us what they are and they vary according to the mood of the investigator at the time,” he said.“The NISS must stop operating as an ‘editorial police’ that censors journalists and systematically suppresses any critical publication, listing taboo subjects as it pleases,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The survival of a free press in Sudan is at stake.”In February, RSF condemned a wave of arrests of journalists and confiscations of newspaper issues by the NISS that had begun the previous month. Issues of the Al-Jareeda and Al-Watan dailies were also seized without reason on 5 and 6 May.Sudan is ranked 174th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Osman Mirgani, Editor-in-chief of daily newspaper Al-Tayyar, February 2017 © Ashraf Shazly/AFP Follow the news on Sudan News Organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns another offensive against critical journalists and media outlets by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), which in the past week has seized entire issues of three privately-owned dailies and interrogated two journalists for covering sensitive issues. Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expression News Receive email alerts April 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information April 10, 2020 Find out more June 14, 2018 Another drive to gag the press by Sudan’s NISS