Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Centum Investment Limited (CTUM.ke) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileCentum Investment Limited is an equity firm specialising in investing in areas of growth, developmental capital and buyouts and seek to make equity investments between US$2 and US$20 million. The company invests in enterprises in the agricultural, education, healthcare, energy, financial services, insurance, information and communication technology, food and beverages, catering, automotive, publishing, real estate, power and FMCG sectors. In the beverage sector, it invests in businesses manufacturing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and carbonated soft drinks. These companies operate in and serve the needs of domestic markets in Africa sub-regions. In most private equity investments, it prefers to acquire a controlling and significant minor stake in the company. The head office of Centum Investment Company is in Nairobi, Kenya. Centum Investment Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.
Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc (ROYALE.ng) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover life and non-life insurance. This includes general insurance, health insurance and life assurance. The company also offers banking products and services for asset management, credit financing and microfinancing. General insurance products include money guard, burglary protection, fire protection, transit plan, public building liability, motor guard, workmen’s plan, personal and group care, group life assurance, home secure, aviation, marine, engineering, oil and gas, in-house protection and bonds and professional indemnity services. Other general insurance products include heritage, family support, personal, tuition, investment annuity, educational endowment, endowment plans and mortgage protection assurance products. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers reserve investment accounts, investment notes, high-yield investment papers, vehicle and asset acquisition scheme, mortgage financing and financial advisory services. Credit products include finance and customer leasing, short-term and trade finance loans, and short-term project and LPO financing services. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc offers a range of products and services for healthcare insurance and operates as a health maintenance organisation which provides financial intermediation within the health industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Royal Exchange Assurance Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Most discussed players by NationYou can find out more on the WordNerds website or track their Twitter @word_nerdy Lions chairman Jason Leonard reads out the squad (Inpho) Lions squad fallout: an analysis of the internet reactionWith big sporting moments you can find yourself wondering what fans all over the world really care about – do we sometimes get caught in an echo chamber online? Well as the announcement of the British & Irish Lions squad 2021 unfolded, AI Text Analytics company Wordnerds put their language processing platform to use to see what was being discussed across the spectrum of Lions supporters. Employing their Natural Language Processing engine to develop an overall picture of internet reaction in the UK, they harvested over 10,000 comments from Twitter and media comments sections. From talk of key omissions to highlighting the one player with the most positive feedback, they can paint a fuller picture of the fallout than just cherry-picking a few pundits’ posts.Related: Players react to Lions selectionWordnerds CSO Steve Erdal explains of the process: “Once we get the (thousands of) posts in, Wordnerds runs every sentence through a neural network, which examines thousands of aspects of the sentence (structure, grammar, vocabulary etc). We’ve trained this neural network to do a couple of things – establish sentiment (how the writer was feeling) and group the text by similar concepts (what the writer meant). Once we’ve established that, we compare the different parts of the dataset (over time, by region etc) to get a sense of what’s special about it. “We often find that the fan reaction to events like this is usually boiled down to just a couple of individual social media posts, which isn’t representative of the fanbase as a whole. By using artificial intelligence, we hope to give a sense of the “crowd noise” sadly missing from the stadiums in South Africa.”Presenter Lee McKenzie talks a hologram Alun Wyn Jones (Inpho)Key findingsThe big discussions were about who didn’t go. Six out of the top ten most discussed players were not selected. Johnny Sexton was the most discussed player overall, with the Leinster fly-half appearing in 13% of the online conversations.Sam vs Billy was the most discussed head to head. Sam Simmonds and Billy Vunipola were the two most directly compared players. Fans saw this decision as a key indication of how Warren Gatland is planning to play against the Springboks, and as one of the big surprises. Other regularly compared players included Garry Ringrose with Bundee Aki, and the Exeter locks Jonny Hill and Jonny Gray. The Scots and Welsh fans were happiest. 87% of the overall discussion was positive in Scotland, with 86% positivity registered in Wales. It was then a considerable drop to the Northern Irish fans. Despite having the largest share of the touring party, English fans were the least happy, although 72% of their posts were still positive. Josh Navidi was the biggest disappointment. While Sexton was the most discussed absentee, there was considerable debate on whether a call-up was deserved. The omission that caused the most universal disappointment was that of Josh Navidi. Stuart Hogg was the most positive player. While the majority of selected players received positive reviews, Stuart Hogg edged the race for approval, with 93% of his comments suggesting positivity. Bundee Aki and Talupe Faletau also received unusually positive comments.A lot of the discussion had nothing to do with rugby (especially with front rowers). Among the most popular non-rugby topics were Rory Sutherland finding it hard not to swear during his interviews, Ken Owens’ son celebrating the news of his dad’s call-up at school, and Jamie George giving a withering review of the announcement ceremony itself. Alun Wyn Jones’s historic achievement will forever be linked to Star Trek. While the decision to make Alun Wyn Jones captain was met with approval, the decision to use CGI to beam him into the ceremony raised a lot of eyebrows. References were made to holograms, Star Trek, and Tupac amongst others. Overall, this was a positive day. It’s easy to focus on the contentious decisions and national rivalry, but overall, the rugby internet was a positive place to be on announcement day. Messages of celebration and congratulations outnumbered negative or disapproving messages four to one. Here is some more details from their findings:Most discussed players on Announcement Day AI Text Analytics company Wordnerds pored over your tweets and posts Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ArchDaily Photographs Copy•Nicosia, Cyprus 2008 “COPY” Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290208/house-0214-simpraxis-architects Clipboard Year: Cyprus Photographs: Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsText description provided by the architects. The site is located in a densely populated suburban area of Nicosia. The site of about 520 s.m. had a natural slopeof about three meters from South-East to North-West with the bordering road running parallel to the slope of the land. To avoid additional construction costs associated with large retaining walls it was decided that the majority of the construction would be confined on a triangular plateau on the higher level of the plot. The interior and exterior spaces on the ground floor were organized on two levels with a difference in elevation of approximately two feet following the natural slope of the land.Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesThe ground floor is organizedby two orthogonal ‘boxes’ at an angle to each other that meet at one. The first ‘box’ relates to the more public functions of the house and opens up to the outdoor spaces while the other includes the food preparation area and access to the upper floor. A stepped ramp leadsthe way to the main entry which is at a higher level from the slopped street. The entrance is programmatically located between the public areas of the residence and the more private, arriving at the juncture of the two ‘boxes’. A third ‘box’ which sits on top of the first two and is oriented parallel to the street encloses the sleeping areas for the three member family, a couple and their three year old son. The entrance path is allowed to formally penetrate this upper box and create openings that visually connect the upper level spaces with the street. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsA design challenge was the regulation of western sunlight, especially during the long dry and hot summers without obstructing the western mountain views. To achieve that a metal canopy overhangs the interior spaces offering shade until late afternoon. Furthermore, a vertical shade comprised of perforated metal sheets offers privacy and sun protection while allowing views to the outside. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsIn the summer the closed sliding wooden panels on the ground floor in combination with the open parallel sliding glass doors on the inside can keep the summer sun out but allow for natural ventilation to occur utilizing the predominantly western winds of the area. During the winter months the wooden panels can be opened with the glass sliding doors remaining closed allowing for enough heat gain and therefore minimizing the need for the heating system to operate during daylight hours. Also all bedrooms and baths benefit from the eastern morning sun during the winter days. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsCross ventilation during the summer months is highly effective on the ground floor with all sides opening to the outside, and the second floor together with the overhanging roof and vertical shading device acting as a large ‘umbrella’. Furthermore all rooms have a minimum of two openings allowing for natural ventilation and minimizing the need for air-conditioning. Also the connection between ground floor and first floor allows for hot air to escape from clear story windows strategically located to effectively utilize predominant westerly winds. A small pool of water facing west and located outside the sliding wooden panels can allow for evaporative cooling to occur. Save this picture!Courtesy of Simpraxis ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDaegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / FORMAArticlesThe Masséna Competition Entry / Harmonic + Masson Architects and Comte Vollenweider …Articles Share Area: 300 m² Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/290208/house-0214-simpraxis-architects Clipboard House 0214 / Simpraxis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse 0214 / Simpraxis Architects “COPY” 2008 House 0214 / Simpraxis Architects CopyAbout this officeSimpraxis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNicosiaHousesCyprusPublished on November 06, 2012Cite: “House 0214 / Simpraxis Architects” 06 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Student Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton WilliamsSave this projectSaveStudent Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton Williams Year: Grontmij Structural Engineer: Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture Apartments Architects: Stanton Williams Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeStanton WilliamsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGreater LondonUnited KingdomPublished on February 18, 2017Cite: “Student Accommodation at King’s Cross / Stanton Williams” 18 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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