Stylepark Building at the Churchyard / NKBAK

first_img Nicole Kerstin Berganski, Andreas Krawczyk Photographs Photographs:  Thomas Mayer Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924465/stylepark-building-at-the-churchyard-nkbak Clipboard Stylepark Building at the Churchyard / NKBAKSave this projectSaveStylepark Building at the Churchyard / NKBAK Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 24Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyAbout this officeNKBAKOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureOn InstagramOn FacebookFráncfort del MenoGermanyPublished on September 11, 2019Cite: “Stylepark Building at the Churchyard / NKBAK ” 11 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Germany Design Team:Nicole Kerstin Berganski, Andreas Krawczyk, Simona Bielmeier, Shanjun YuClients:StyleparkEngineering:Wagner Zeitter IngenieureSite Management:SWAP Architekten, Stefan WagnerCity:Fráncfort del MenoCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. A residential and commercial building will be extended into an existing courtyard. First of all, nothing extraordinary appears. However, the special feature of this building task – contrary to the usual backyard situations – is the visibility of the new structure of the adjoining Peterskirchhof.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThis park-like complex with its bordering cemetery wall is historically listed. Conceptual thinking does not focus on demarcation, but rather on building on and accentuating the various layers of time available. The idea of implementation is as old as the architectural history itself: The existing wall of sandstone and bricks is being extended with bricks.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe new structure will therefore be built with a brick façade above the cemetery wall. The exposed brickwork will be horizontally layered with different stone formats, so that the layering also manifests itself in the materiality. Bricks from the Danish company Petersen Tegl were selected for this purpose. In order to continue the design of the cemetery wall in the façade of the new building, the masonry was bricked up with three different levels of brick.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe formats for this were Flensburger format (about 11,200 pieces), Danish normal format (about 2250 pieces) and Hamburger format (about 3580 pieces). The cubature of the new building is precisely matched with regard to the building mass and the lighting situations. The new building has two courtyards on the ground floor and generous roof terraces on the first and second floors, which add value to both the new building and the existing building.Save this picture!FacadeOn the ground floor of the new building there are new offices of Stylepark. Ideal room scenarios have been created for the needs of the company: two spacious open workspaces with rooms for retreats as well as a central coffee point as a meeting place for the employees are available. The two courtyards designed to illuminate the premises are used as lounges in the summer months and allow for visual relationships between the individual workplaces in the building. On the 1st and 2nd floor are each a residential unit.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerA 2-room apartment with 44 square meters area and a 1-room apartment with 60 square meters area. Since the organization of the apartments is not only by walls, but rather by different room heights, the design allows a generous room impression despite limited living space. Generous window openings in different sizes allow the park to grow into the living spaces. The development potential of the extension is limited due to regulations regarding the distance between buildings. Its cubature is precisely matched to the available cubic capacity and lighting situations.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessTatiana Bilbao: “The Greatest Challenge in Designing the Mazatlán Aquarium Was Recre…InterviewsCall for Entries: International Urban Design Ideas Competition for Berlin-Brandenbu…IdeasProject locationAddress:Fráncfort del Meno, GermanyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/924465/stylepark-building-at-the-churchyard-nkbak Clipboard Area:  340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Lead Architect: 2019 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Petersen Tegl, Fensterbau Pauli GmbH, Fröwis Fußbodenprofi CopyResidential Architecture•Fráncfort del Meno, Germany Architects: NKBAK Area Area of this architecture project Residential Architecture Stylepark Building at the Churchyard / NKBAK Projects “COPY” Year: last_img read more

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Badgers hope power play unit ready for WCHA stretch run, postseason

first_imgBrendan Smith\’s late goal in the Camp Randall Hockey Classic gave Wisconsin renewed faith in its power play unit.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin power play looked anything but powerful in the weeks leading up to the Culver’s Camp Randall Hockey Classic.In their previous six games, the Badgers were converting on just 8 percent of their opportunities with the man-advantage, going 2-for-25. And early season losses to Colorado College (3-2), Minnesota (5-2) and Michigan (3-2) saw the Badgers go a combined 1-for-14 on the power play.But in the final minutes of Saturday’s meeting with UM, it was the UW power play unit that held the game in its hands.And suddenly, skating on chopped-up ice and staring at a one-goal deficit, the Wisconsin power play came alive.“As a unit we felt it was our time,” junior defenseman Brendan Smith said. “We were all excited to go out and convert and change the whole game. We thought we were going to score.”Just 10 seconds after Michigan captain Chris Summers took a tripping penalty, Smith found the back of the net to tie things up. Four minutes and 10 seconds later, after Summers took another minor penalty, Smith scored the eventual game-winner.According to head coach Mike Eaves, the power play unit had devised a plan earlier in the game, and in the third period it got a chance to execute the plan.“After the first period we took a look on film at the power play we had in the first period and then we knew what we had to do,” Eaves said. “The boys adjusted and executed to a ‘T’.”The plan was so nice it worked twice.Both goals began with a faceoff win in the offensive zone by tri-captain Blake Geoffrion, and as any coach will tell you, immediate possession of the puck with the man-advantage is critical to power play success.“Every time they ice the puck it costs you 25 seconds, and if you lose the faceoff then you have to dump it in, then you have to work to get it back,” Eaves said. “Controlling the puck off the faceoff saves you all that energy.”Geoffrion knew the importance of those late-game draws, and he wasn’t about to waste time chasing the puck down in his own end.“I think I tried the hardest on those faceoffs because I really hate skating down and having to set the power play back up,” he said.Following both faceoff wins was a series of tape-to-tape passes that eventually found the stick of senior forward Michael Davies.On both possessions, Davies received the puck and sent it cross-ice to Smith. The result was two perfect one-timers fired by the defenseman that beat Michigan goaltender Bryan Hogan.But UW’s point leader was quick to applaud the flawless passing by Davies, who set up both tallies.“Sometimes when you don’t get that pass in your wheelhouse you have to stop, and that gives the goalie a chance to get better position, so the passes [Davies] made were big for our power play,” Smith said. “I just got ready and he put it right in the most perfect spot.”The puck movement was impressive, but Eaves was most impressed with his struggling power play unit’s ability to break through with the game on the line.“They did it when we needed to have it and that was the most impressive part,” Eaves said. “Down in the critical times of the game it was nice to see those guys execute.”So the Badgers found some power play success against UM on Saturday, but can they duplicate that same success for the stretch run of the season?Sophomore forward Derek Stepan is certainly hoping that clutch performance will propel them forward. Stepan got the second assist in both of Smith’s goals Saturday.“As a unit we’ve been a click off,” Stepan said. “But to go out and execute when the team needed us was huge.“It’s a good start, and we’re looking for that snowball effect.”With critical WCHA clashes and post-season matchups looming, the Badgers know they need to maximize their opportunities with the man-advantage — because in tight games against quality opponents, those power play chances carry even more weight.Smith knows the power play will need to carry that load.“Late in the season your power play has to be pretty good, because teams are so tough and they’re going to take away a lot of the five-on-five chances,” Smith said. “If we can keep our power play rolling it’s going to help us out that much more.”last_img read more

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Syracuse turns to Abby Casiano, Dana Gardner after Marina Markova’s injury

first_imgSyracuse head coach Leonid Yelin thought he’d found the solution to his middle blocker problem when he moved freshman Marina Markova to a position she’d never played before.It happened after the Orange were out-blocked 12-8 in a 3-1 loss to Wake Forest on Oct. 4. After the move, Markova excelled, averaging 6.33 blocks per match as SU’s primary middle blocker. For three matches, it appeared that Syracuse’s middle blocking woes had been solved.But during a practice on the following Tuesday, Markova suffered a finger injury, likely ruling her out for the remainder of the season. Yelin needed to find another solution in the middle.This season, Syracuse (8-11, 5-7 Atlantic Coast) has struggled to replace the production of Amber Witherspoon and Santita Ebangwese. Last year, the Orange recorded 112.5 more blocks than their opponents. 19 games into this season, SU leads its opponents by just four blocks. Markova performed well in her time in the position, but her injury has led to multiple players trying to replace her production.“We were so happy, because we thought at least out of two (Witherspoon and Ebangwese) we got one (replaced), you know,” Yelin said of Markova’s position switch. “And unfortunately, it got so exciting, (Markova) started playing and it gave confidence to everyone else, but then we lost her.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, SU’s senior middle blocking duo, who Yelin called the best in the country then, were an important part of a Syracuse team that achieved its first NCAA tournament berth in program history. The only middle blocker who returned from last season is junior Dana Gardner, who was not featured last season. SU also added freshmen Abby Casiano and Izzy Plummer.Since returning from a hand injury against Pittsburgh on Oct. 11, Casiano has seen the most extensive action of the trio and been SU’s most productive middle blocker, averaging 0.83 blocks per set this season.“The shoes they have to fill in, it’s crazy,” Yelin said on Oct. 23. “They are working pretty hard, they’re trying, as it is now it is probably not enough, but I can’t complain.”Karleigh Merritt-Henry | Digital Design EditorSince Markova’s injury, Gardner has seen the biggest uptick in playing time, being featured in 21 of a possible 23 sets. Gardner has had her most productive stretch of the season in her last four starts, averaging 2.83 blocks in that span, compared to her season average of just 1.42 blocks per match. Along with Gardner, the Orange are also relying on Casiano to continue developing in order to fill the void left by last year’s middle blockers.“She has such a fire inside of her and it’s just so fun to watch her play because she loves it so much,” Gardner said of Casiano. “Over the summer, I quickly realized that’s who she was. I was just waiting for them (teammates) to get it for her and setting for her more often in the season, and once they did I was just like, ‘Here we go, she’s taking off, she’s flying.’”Witherspoon and Ebangwese’s ability to score opened up more one-on-one opportunities for Syracuse’s outside hitters. This season, it hasn’t been the case, with SU’s outside hitters constantly faced with double-teams. Against Louisville on Sunday, Casiano registered a career-high seven kills, which opened up enough attacking lanes for Polina Shemanova to break the Syracuse record for kills.“Polina (Shemanova) is number one in the ACC and eleventh in the country in kills per set,” Williams said on Oct. 23. “And she’s hitting against four hands every time, which I guarantee most people in the top-10 aren’t hitting against four hands every time.”With just three middle blockers, Yelin has contemplated moving junior outside hitter Yuliia Yastrub to middle blocker, a position she’s played on several occasions in the past for SU.Yelin decided against the move, though, because the trade-off between Yastrub’s ball-control abilities as an outside hitter, compared to what she could as a middle blocker, wasn’t worth making the switch full-time.For now, Yelin said he will stick with the middle blockers he has.“The experience, it’s unbelievable what they’re getting now,” Yelin said. “It’s going to pay off, it’s gonna pay off.” Comments Published on November 6, 2019 at 1:19 am Contact Alex: [email protected] | @alexhamer8 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lakers rule Kyle Kuzma out for the season opener versus Clippers

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersKuzma didn’t play in any of the Lakers’ preseason games, and has only been participating in non-contact drill work with assistant coaches during the last week. He suffered the injury in August during Team USA camp in Australia, shortly before the final cuts to the ruster.Related Articles EL SEGUNDO — For the season opener at Staples Center, the Lakers’ two biggest stars will be ready for the crosstown match-up.But Kyle Kuzma will not.The third-year forward has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Clippers as he continues to try to heal a left foot stress reaction that has been plaguing him for two months. Anticipated to be an essential scorer and front court player in the Lakers’ rotation, Kuzma still has not been cleared for contact practice, Coach Frank Vogel said Sunday.“Right now we’re just talking about ramping up his activity and we’re not going to look past two days from now,” he said. “We’re going to try to increase his workload and activities this week and we’ll see where we’re at.” As the team’s second-leading returning scorer from last season, Vogel called Kuzma “probably our third-best player.” If he were healthy, Vogel said he’d be tempted to play a lineup with Anthony Davis playing center, and Kuzma, LeBron James and two other guards.For now, Vogel said, the starting lineup has not been decided. While Kuzma is antsy to return to the floor, the Lakers are trying to play it safe.“He’s been impatient since he left the USA team,” Vogel said. “But he understands that we’re being smart about it, and I’m pretty sure he’s on board with the plan.”The Lakers also offered an update on Alex Caruso, who was confirmed to have a bone bruise in his pelvis suffered Friday night against the Warriors. He’s considered day-to-day.last_img read more

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FR PADDY DUNNE GETS WARM CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS 25TH YEAR IN THE PRIESTHOOD

first_imgHE’S never one for a fuss.But the people of Kilmacrennan and beyond certainly wanted to make a fuss out of Father Paddy Dunne when he celebrated 25 years as a priest on Wednesday evening.Priests from surrounding parishes all came along for a special Silver Anniversary Mass.  FR PADDY DUNNE GETS WARM CONGRATULATIONS ON HIS 25TH YEAR IN THE PRIESTHOOD was last modified: July 5th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Father Paddy DunnekilmacrennanmassSilver anniversarylast_img read more

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The Southern African Development Community

first_imgThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an organisation aimed at regional integration to promote economic growth, peace and security, create common political values, systems and institutions, alleviate poverty, build social and cultural ties between member states and enhance the standard of living in Southern Africa.It advocates sovereignty of its member states, the presence of human rights and the rule of law and peaceful settlement of disputes.The SADC headquarters are in Gaborone, Botswana.The following is a brief overview of the 14 SADC countries.AngolaBotswanaDemocratic Republic of the CongoLesothoMadagascarMalawiMauritiusMozambiqueNamibiaSouth AfricaSwazilandTanzaniaZambiaZimbabweAngolaSince Angola’s 27-year-long civil war ended in 2002 with the death of Unita leader Jonas Savimbi, the country has prospered, with its economy being fuelled by increased production of oil and diamonds.Capital: LuandaGeography: Angola has a total area of 1.2-million square kilometres and a population of around 12.3-million. The official language is Portuguese, while numerous other indigenous languages are also spoken.Natural resources: Petroleum, diamonds, iron ore, phosphates, copper, feldspar, gold, bauxite and uranium.Economy: Agricultural production includes bananas, sugarcane, coffee, sisal, corn, cotton, manioc (tapioca), tobacco, vegetables, plantains, livestock, forest products and fish.Major industries include petroleum, diamonds, gold, uranium, iron ore, feldspar, bauxite, phosphates, cement, basic metal products, ship repair, textiles, brewing, tobacco products, fish processing, food processing and sugar.GDP is estimated at US$28.37-billion at the official exchange rate and $51.95-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 14%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $4 300.Useful linksInvest in AngolaAngola PressBotswanaUninterrupted civilian rule since independence 1966, progressive social policies and significant capital investment has turned Botswana into one of the continent’s leading economies.Capital: GaboroneGeography: Botswana has a total area of 600 370 square kilometres, 15 000 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of 1.8-million, with the official language being English. Other languages include Setswana, Kalanga and Sekgalagadi.Natural resources: Diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore and silver.Economy: Agricultural production includes livestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers and groundnuts.Major industries include diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, livestock processing and textiles.GDP is estimated at US$9.69-billion at the official exchange rate and $18.72-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 4.7%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $11 400.Useful linksGovernment of BotswanaBotswana Development CorporationTourism of BotswanaDemocratic Republic of the CongoThe resource-rich DRC is slowly rebuilding following several years of civil war and dictatorship before that, with general elections being held 2006. Since the end of the elections, DRC President Joseph Kabila has been active in courting for investments. Capital: Kinshasa Geography: The DRC has a total area of 2.3-million square kilometres, 77 810 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of around 65.7-million and the official language is French. Other major languages include Lingala, Kingwana (a dialect of Swahili), Kikongo and Tshiluba. Natural resources: Cobalt, copper, niobium, tantalum, petroleum, industrial and gem diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, manganese, tin, uranium, coal, timber and hydropower. Economy: Agricultural production includes coffee, sugar, palm oil, rubber, tea, quinine, cassava (tapioca), palm oil, bananas, root crops, corn, fruits and wood products.Major industries include mining (diamonds, gold, copper, cobalt, coltan and zinc), mineral processing, consumer products (including textiles, footwear, cigarettes, processed foods and beverages), cement and commercial ship repair.GDP is estimated at US$8.06-billion at the official exchange rate and $44.6-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 7.5%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $700.Useful linksDRC Permanent Mission to the UNUN Mission in DRCFriends of the CongoCongo PagesLesothoOriginally known as Basutoland, the country was renamed as the Kingdom of Lesotho on independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Being entirely surrounded by South African territory, the two countries have strong economic and cultural links.Capital: MaseruGeography: Lesotho has a total area of 30 355 square kilometres, with a population of 2.1-million. Languages spoken in Lesotho include English, Sesotho, Zulu and Xhosa.Natural resources: Water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay and building stone.Economy: Agricultural production includes corn, wheat, pulses, sorghum, barley and livestock.Major industries include food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction and tourism.GDP is estimated at US$1.42-billion at the official exchange rate and $5.19-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 1.7%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $2 600.Useful linksLesotho GovernmentTransformation Resource Centre LesothoLesotho Tourism Development CorporationMadagascarFormerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896, but regained its independence in 1960. Open elections in 1992/93 ended 17 years of single-party rule.Capital: AntananarivoGeography: Madagascar has a total area of 587 040 square kilometres, 5 500 square kilometres of which is covered with water. It has a population of 19.4-million and the languages spoken include French and Malagasy.Natural resources: Graphite, chromites, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish and hydropower.Economy: Agricultural production includes coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, peanuts and livestock products.Major industries include meat processing, seafood, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, automobile assembly plant, paper, petroleum and tourism.GDP is estimated at US$5.09-billion at the official exchange rate and $17.27-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 5.5%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $900.Useful linksGovernment of MadagascarMadagascar LibraryMadagascar WildlifeMalawiOriginally established in 1891 as the British protectorate of Nyasaland, it became Malawi following independence in 1964. The first free elections were held in 1994 following three decades of one-party rule.Capital: LilongweGeography: Malawi has a total area of 118 480 square kilometres, 24 400 square kilometres of which is covered by water, and has a population of 13.6-million. Languages spoken include Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao and Chitumbuka.Natural resources: Limestone, arable land, hydropower, coal, bauxite and unexploited deposits of uranium.Economy: Agricultural production includes tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts, cattle and goats.Major industries include tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement and consumer goods.GDP is estimated at US$2.17-billion at the official exchange rate and $8.03-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 7%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $600.Useful linksGovernment of MalawiMalawi Tourism GuideMauritiusA stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, Mauritius attracts considerable foreign investment and earns one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes.Capital: Port LouisGeography: Mauritius has a total area of 2 040 square kilometres, 10 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of 1.2-million and the languages spoken on the island include Creole, Bhojpuri, French and English.Natural resources: Arable land and fish.Economy: Agricultural production includes sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses, cattle, goats and fish.Major industries include food processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, non-electrical machinery and tourism.GDP is estimated at US$7.13-billion at the official exchange rate and $16.72-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 4.3%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $13 500.Useful linksGovernment of MauritiusMauritius Investment Promotion AgencyDiscover MauritiusMozambiqueSince the end of fighting between Frelimo and Renamo in 1992, Mozambique has prospered following the government’s use of policies favourable to attracting foreign investment.Capital: MaputoGeography: Mozambique has a total area of 801 590 square kilometres, 17 500 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of 20.9-million and major languages spoken in the country include Portuguese, Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Elomwe, Cisena and Echuwabo.Natural resources: Coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum and graphite.Economy: Agricultural production includes cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers, beef and poultry.Major industries include food, beverages, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), aluminium, petroleum products, textiles, cement, glass, asbestos and tobacco.GDP is estimated at US$6.43-billion at the official exchange rate and $29.32-billion using purchasing power parity (PPP). Annual economic growth is estimated to be 9.8%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $1 500.Useful linksGovernment of MozambiqueNational Petroleum InstituteNamibiaSince gaining its independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has moved from strength to strengh, capitalising on its natural resources and its close links to Germany.Capital: WindhoekGeography: Namibia has a total area of 825 418 square kilometres and a population of 2.1-million. Languages spoken in the country include English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero and Nama.Natural resources: Diamonds, copper, uranium, gold, silver, lead, tin, lithium, cadmium, tungsten, zinc, salt, hydropower and fish. There are also suspected deposits of oil, coal, and iron ore.Economy: Agricultural production includes millet, sorghum, peanuts, grapes, livestock and fish.Major industries include meatpacking, fish processing, dairy products and mining (diamonds, lead, zinc, tin, silver, tungsten, uranium, copper).GDP is estimated at US$5.30-billion at the official exchange rate and $15.04-billion using purchasing power parity. Annual economic growth is estimated to be 4.1%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $7 400.Useful linksGovernment of Namibia NetworkNamibia Trade DirectoryNamibia Tourism BoardSouth AfricaSouth Africa is the largest economy on the African continent, and sound economic policies have ensured that the country is currently going through its longest ever period of uninterupted economic growth.Capital: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative) and Bloemfontein (judicial)Geography: South Africa has a total area of 1.2-million square kilometres and has a population of around 44-million. Major languages spoken include Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, Sepedi, English, Setswana and Sesotho.Natural resources: Gold, chromium, antimony, coal, iron ore, manganese, nickel, phosphates, tin, uranium, gem diamonds, platinum, copper, vanadium, salt and natural gas.Economy: Agricultural production includes corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables, beef, poultry, mutton, wool and dairy products.Major industries include mining, automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs and commercial ship repair.GDP is estimated at US$200.5-billion at the official exchange rate and $576.4-billion using purchasing power parity. Annual economic growth is estimated to be 4.5%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $13 000.Useful linksSouth African GovernmentGovernment Communication and Information SystemSouthAfrica.infoDepartment of Trade and IndustrySouth African TourismSwazilandThe sole absolute monarchy in Africa, Swaziland is closely linked to South Africa economically and culturally.Capital: MbabaneGeography: Swaziland has a total area of 17 363 square kilometres, 160 square kilometresof which is covered by water. It has a population of 1.1-million and the languages spoken include English and SiSwati.Natural resources: Asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone and talc.Economy: Agricultural production includes sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts, cattle, goats and sheep.Major industries include coal, wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textile and apparel.GDP is estimated at US$2.21-billion at the official exchange rate and $5.91-billion using purchasing power parity. Annual economic growth is estimated to be 2%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $5 500.Useful linksGovernment of SwazilandSwaziland Chambers of CommerceSwaziland Tourism AuthorityTanzaniaHome to Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is largely dependent on agriculture for employment. In addition, a considerable area of the country is wildlife habitat, including a large part of the Serengeti plain.Capital: Dar es SalaamGeography: Tanzania has a total area of 945 087 square kilometres, 59 050 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a total population of 39.3-million and languages spoken include Swahili, English and Arabic.Natural resources: Hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas and nickel.Economy: Agricultural production includes coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables, cattle, sheep and goats.Major industries include agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine), diamond, gold, and iron mining, salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products and fertilizer.GDP is estimated at US$13.13-billion at the official exchange rate and $29.25-billion using purchasing power parity. Annual economic growth is estimated to be 5.8%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $800.Useful linksGovernment of TanzaniaTanzania Development GatewayTanzania Tourist BoardZambiaDrained by both the Congo River basin and the Zambesi River basin, Zambia has for long been linked with the copper mining industry, following its fortunes. To lessen dependence on copper, the government is aiming to diversify the economy in areas such as tourism, agriculture and hydro-power.Capital: LusakaGeography: Zambia has a total area of 752 614 square kilometres, 11 890 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of 11.4-million and major languages spoken include English, Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja and Tonga.Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium and hydropower.Economy: Agricultural production includes corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee, cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs and hides.Major industries include copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer and horticulture.GDP is estimated at US$5.80-billion at the official exchange rate and $11.51-billion using purchasing power parity. Annual economic growth is estimated to be 6%. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $1 000.Useful linksZambian GovernmentZambia Business DirectoryZambia National Tourist BoardZimbabweZimbabwe is rich in natural resources, and during non-drought years is able to produce enough to supply its electricity needs through hydro-electric power. Despite the recent economic downturn, the country continues to attract investment from the likes of China and India.Capital: HarareGeography: Zimbabwe has a total area of 390 580 square kilometres, 3 910 square kilometres of which is covered by water. It has a population of 12.3-million and major languages spoken include English, Shona and Sindebele.Natural resources: Coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin and platinum group metals.Economy: Agricultural production includes corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts, sheep, goats and pigs.Major industries include mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and non-metallic ores), steel, wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs and beverages.GDP is estimated at US$3.14-billion at the official exchange rate and $25.05-billion using purchasing power parity. Due to the events of recent years, the economy is estimated to be contracting by 4.4% per year. GDP per capita (PPP) is estimated at $2 000.Useful linksZimbabwean GovernmentZimbabwe Investment Centrelast_img read more

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a month agoKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debut

first_imgKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Tierney was delighted with a winning Arsenal debut against Carabao Cup opponents Nottingham Forest.Tierney signed for Arsenal from Celtic during the summer transfer window, but had been suffering from a groin problem since May.The Gunners were not put off by those issues given that the 22-year-old is seen as a long-term solution at left-back, and Tierney was named in Unai Emery’s starting lineup for the first time in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Tierney was afforded a warm welcome by the Arsenal fans in north London, and his debut was a strong one as the Gunners eased to a 5-0 victory over Forest.Later, Tierney wrote: “Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut!”Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut! @Arsenalpic.twitter.com/GrHSLhTNNl— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) September 24, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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