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New Bankers World Online service consolidates reference data and financial information from multiple sources creating one comprehensive source of financial data
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New Zealand Non-Life & Life Market Review - April 7 2014.pdf New Zealand Non-Life & Life Market Review - April 7 2014 (Acrobat Reader) Source: ambest.com
OTTAWA, April 3, 2014 — The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Foundation announces the launch of one of the largest architectural prizes in the world — the Moriyama RAIC International Prize.
Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama established the prize together with the Foundation. To be awarded every two years, the prize consists of CAD $100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew.
“My hope is that this prize will raise not only the stature of the RAIC internationally, but also the stature of Canada, and inspire Canadians and Canadian architects to aspire higher,” says Moriyama, 84.
The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected through an open, juried competition.
Submissions are due by August 1, 2014. The first award ceremony takes place in Toronto on October 11, 2014.
In addition, three students of Canadian schools of architecture will each receive scholarships of CAD $5,000. They will be chosen on the basis of a written essay.
The prize reflects Raymond Moriyama’s passion for architecture that has the power to transform society through humanistic values such as social justice, equality, and inclusivity.
“It is not a lifetime achievement award,” he says. “Anybody, young or old could apply and have a chance of winning.” Criteria include design excellence, client satisfaction, and quality of detail.
Toronto-based Moriyama & Teshima Architects is known for many critically acclaimed projects including the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo.
The Foundation promotes excellence in architecture and exchange between Canadian and international architects, clients, and policy makers. Supported by donations, it aims to raise a $5-million endowment for the prize.
“Raymond Moriyama conducted his practice with a rare degree of humanity and humility,” says BarryJohns, chair of the RAIC Foundation Board of Trustees. “The prize is a testament to his vision and generosity.”
Prize details: http://www.raic.org/moriyamaprize
Moriyama’s biography: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/raymond-moriyama/
Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Shell, Statoil and Chevron are amongst the candidates selected by the Ministry of Energy Myanmar to begin exploration activity in Myanmar’s offshore blocks
In an announcement made by the MOGE dated 26/03/14 titled ‘selected candidates and related Blocks for Myanmar Offshore Blocks Bidding Round – 2013’ details of all the companies awarded offshore exploration rights were released.
(Vienna – Austria). In Europe 80% of the people which account for 17% of the whole European population, are living below the poverty line of European countries which is increasing in consequences of current European financial crisis and unemployment, while the major portion of European poverty prevails in eastern European countries i.e. Romania, Armenia, Albania, Bulgaria and Greece where more than 20% people are suffering from poverty which is unfavorably increasing where such indicators are proving that the poverty has not only been the critical issue of Africa, Latin America or South Asia rather the European countries are also being affected by it adversely whilst this issue can be addressed through introducing Islamic microfinance in Europe, said by Muhammad Zubair Mughal, Chief Executive officer- AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics (CIBE) while addressing to the 10th Global Microfinance Forum held on 21st March, 2014 in Vienna, capital of Austria which was attended by delegates, experts and researchers from more than 35 countries.
Ministers and International Oil Companies meeting at the Pakistan Oil & Gas Summit on 19th-20th March
Energy-intensive companies consider the raising of staff awareness a vital part of an efficient energy strategy. This approach requires technical knowhow as well as communication skills.
GCC Report – Market Review – March 7 2014 (.pdf, Acrobat Reader)
UPM and Metropolia proudly present: The Biofore Concept Car drives sustainable change through innovative use of biomaterials
The Biofore Concept Car showcases the use of UPM’s innovative biomaterials in the automotive industry. The majority of parts traditionally made from plastics are replaced with high quality, safe and durable biomaterials, UPM Formi and UPM Grada, which can significantly improve the overall environmental performance of car manufacturing. The Biofore Concept Car is designed and manufactured by students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.