Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
THIS IS a fantastic skills-enhancing game that John Fletcher, England’s U17 and U18 head coach, uses in a lot of his training sessions. Most coaches discourage, or even ban, kicking during a game of touch rugby – but in Fletch’s version, players HAVE to kick! “Everybody loves to see a good pass or a good run, but I get as much pleasure seeing a good kick that leads to a score,” he says. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS To learn the rules of the game, download the PDF here and take it to training!
TAGS: Book Review England celebrate a try during the Six Nations, a tournament they have won 29 times outright (Inpho) It’s 150 years since England took part in the first rugby Test Match. To celebrate their sesquicentennial, there’s a new book out charting the fortunes of the Red Rose nation Happy 150 – the rich history of English rugbyIt’s a landmark year for England and Scotland because 27 March signalled 150 years to the day since the countries contested the first rugby International ever played.Raeburn Place, home of Edinburgh Accies, hosted the two 20-man teams, the Scots winning by a goal and a try to a try in front of 4,000 spectators. The participants that day – England’s side contained 11 old boys of Rugby School – cannot possibly have conceived of what had they started, with the sport now played by more than 8 million people across the globe.While the SRU marked the anniversary with a wide range of digital initiatives, the RFU have produced a splendid history book, England Rugby 1871-2021: 150 Years, in conjunction with distinguished publishers Vision Sports Publishing.BUY NOW with AmazonWritten by Phil McGowan and Richard Steele, respectively curator and researcher at the World Rugby Museum, the lavishly illustrated ‘coffee table’ book is impeccably presented and leans on a bibliography of around 200 previous works.Jess Breach takes a selfie as her England team-mates pose with the 2021 Six Nations trophy (RFU/Getty)There is a welcome message from RFU chief executive Bill Sweeney, whose eclectic club CV comprises Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Rosslyn Park and Weybridge Vandals.It’s amusing to think that the average age of those at the inaugural RFU meeting in 1871 was just 23, and that many selected themselves to face Scotland. Blackheath’s Fred Stokes was 20 when he captained England in the famous match and 24 when he became RFU president!His brother Lennard was England’s first ‘star’ player and held the country’s conversions record for 100 years. There is a profile of him in the book, as too with a host of legendary names from across the eras.They include England’s first two Grand Slam-winning captains from 1913 and 1914, both of whom died in world wars. Norman Wodehouse drowned after his ship was sunk by a U-boat in 1941 while Ronnie Poulton-Palmer was killed by a sniper in 1915, three weeks after playing his final game of rugby in Nieppe on the French-Belgian border. Soil from Twickenham lies at his grave in Belgium, placed there by World Rugby Museum ambassador Lewis Moody.The Core Values sculpture, unveiled in June 2010, is a popular meeting point at Twickenham (Getty)The poignancy associated with conflict is a strong theme of the book. In 2015, the World Rugby Museum staged an exhibition in tribute to the 27 England internationals and many more from other nations who died in the Great War. It featured the painting Forever England that depicts the 1914 England side that clinched the Grand Slam in Paris. Six of the side didn’t return from the war and are identified by darkened roses on their jerseys.There is a panel explaining the history of the rose emblem – in the early days, players bought their own and sewed them onto the jersey. The panels crop up throughout the book and cover everything from how the Calcutta Cup came about, dual cricket/rugby internationals, referees, siblings, the sculptures and memorial gates at Twickenham, and the history of England & Wales v Scotland & Ireland matches.Younger readers may be unaware that the home unions used to pair up for centenary games. The last such occasion was 1980, when England & Wales beat Scotland & Ireland 37-33 with the help of Bill Beaumont’s only international try. Watch highlights of the match below.Rows and divisions were as much a part of the rugby landscape in the early days as in the modern era. There was the contentious try in the 1884 England-Scotland match that led to Scotland cancelling the next fixture. And another controversial moment occurred against the 1888-89 New Zealand Natives, when England scored a try while the rest of the team were shielding AE Stoddart as he put his shorts on. The visitors were so incensed when it was awarded that three of them walked off the field.A spread from the book on the NZ Natives game. The painting depicts the 1886 Scotland v England matchThe Great Schism – the north-south rift that led to the start of rugby league – is covered in depth, of course. It’s interesting to note that Yorkshire (seven) and Lancashire (one) won the first eight editions of the County Championship, and that the England team that thrashed Wales in 1892 contained 11 northerners. That year England won the Triple Crown without conceding a point – the only time that has happened.There is a treasure trove of photographs in the book, a particular favourite being the sea of people packing the completed two-tier West Stand in 1927 as they watched a match. So many faces and so many hats! Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Twickenham had opened in 1909, with a Harlequins-Richmond fixture. Eighty-two years later, Chris Hewett, at that stage still to become an award-winning rugby journalist, found himself ticketless as he contemplated how to get into the 1991 England-France Grand Slam decider. The answer? He took advantage of “an elderly turnstile operator who was too engrossed in his bacon sandwich to notice that the ‘ticket’ produced for the briefest of inspections was in fact a packet of seeds. A variety of garden pea rings a distant bell”.Other notable rugby journalists, among them Rugby World editor Sarah Mockford, have provided essays on topics such as the England head coaches, the impact of professionalism, and England’s most capped players, Rocky Clark and Jason Leonard.Leonard, incidentally, is in elite company: Ronald Cove-Smith, Dave Davies, Cyril Lowe and the current Lions chairman are the only English men’s players to win four Grand Slams.Related content: Jason Leonard’s Life in PicturesJason Leonard passes during an England training session in Perth at the 2003 World Cup (Getty Images)As the book wends its way towards 2021, there’s a bundle of content on the women’s game that took root in 1984 through some enterprising students at University College London. The first women’s International, GB v France at Richmond, took place two years later and 1987 saw England’s first women’s match, a 22-4 win over Wales in Pontypool.Their World Cup victories of 1994 and 2014 are given suitable billing, so too the men’s triumph in 2003 when Sir Clive Woodward’s team racked up a 12th successive win against the southern hemisphere’s Big Three in the final against Australia.England’s finest hour – the 2003 World Cup win in Australia that made Jonny Wilkinson a household nameThere were shades of Barry John in Jonny Wilkinson’s aversion to the personal adulation that greeted him after his famous drop-goal. Somehow the reluctant hero was persuaded to appear on Michael Parkinson’s chat show. Parkinson later related how no one – not even one of Hollywood’s finest – ever received a standing ovation as thunderous as that given to Wilkinson as he descended the stairs on the TV set to be interviewed.As with the blizzard of player profiles, the World Cup finals and Grand Slam clinchers are given special prominence alongside other epic games like Obolensky’s match in 1936 and Sharp’s match in 1963.In February 2010, England played in sponsor-free heritage jerseys against Wales to mark 100 years since the first Test at Twickenham. England won 30-17, with two tries by James Haskell, in a match watched by 81,000 fans instead of the 20,000 from a century earlier.James Haskell hands off Gareth Cooper during the 2010 England-Wales match at Twickenham (Getty)Just as the stadium helped the national cause in World War Two, when it was used as a Civil Defence Depot, so it did again over the past 12 months, the West Car Park becoming an NHS national testing centre.The book ends with a list of every player to have represented England at senior level. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS BUY NOW with AmazonEngland Rugby 1871-2021: 150 Years is published by VSP, RRP £30. It makes a super addition to any discerning fan’s book collection. There is also a collectors’ edition signed by World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Katy Daley-Mclean that comes in a luxurious box (RRP £65).
Episode 30From Let’s Talk About It with Rod Love and Greg Jackson Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I caught all of the radio show tonight. Congratulations to your daughter, Kennedy, Greg, for getting her driver’s license. I hope that you have, or will, spend some time with Kennedy, and let her drive you around, and for you to point out some important things about driving, to her, so she will keep those kind of things in mind, when she is out driving when you aren’t around with her. My daddy did that with me, when I learned to drive, although I may have frightened him at times. I learned to drive, in part, out on Plymouth Sorrento Road, that back then was deserted. How times change! UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia Reply If the spending is costing one million per week, for the Mueller investigation, and if it leads to Trump’s impeachment, and removal from office as president, I say that is money well spent! Make America America Again….!!! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! This Monday on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson, the “Dynamic Duo” will discuss the hit to the $1 million per week Mueller Investigation and Rudy Gulianni’s entrance into the circus. Also, as voter enthusiasm declines, the focus will be placed on the group that will have the most impact on the midterm elections and Florida Governor’s race; and it is not who you think. Also, in exploring the definition of “insanity”, community engagement will be the topic.In the studio, Apopka High School Principal, Mattew Arnold, will have some impactful information addressing the educational achievement gap. Rod and Greg will see what role ethnicity and poverty play.Join Rod Love, Greg Jackson and the Let’s Talk Nation on LET’S TALK ABOUT IT, every MONDAY from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm on 1680am WOKB, online at www.wokbradio.com, on Facebook @letstalkaboutitlive or call-in to 407-894-1680.LET’S TALK ABOUT IT is Central Florida’s leading results-oriented radio talk show … This is a can’t miss show that will blow your mind! Mama Mia Reply TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleCelebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and #ThankATeacher Next articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Associate needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR May 7, 2018 at 8:15 pm Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here *****Let’s Talk About It, with Rod Love and co-host Greg Jackson, now on its 24th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman, was the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence, and was recently named the Orange County District 2 Commissioner. Jackson is a local attorney that ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational. It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. I still say Greg, although you may be getting more money in your paycheck, in the form of less income tax withheld, I still say, it will bite you back at income tax refund time next year..in the form of a lesser refund………..unless you are getting more from an increase in some kind of profit-sharing slice from your employer…..and that is none of my business, of course. It seems you and Rod, are trying to turn voters into Trumpers, I sure hope that is not case, as you have bragged on your take home paycheck increase, two times in a row, on the last two radio shows, and you somehow seem to be giving credit to Trump, where credit is not due. May 7, 2018 at 8:45 pm May 7, 2018 at 2:46 pm 3 COMMENTS Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
CopyAbout this officebergmeisterwolf architektenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationToscolano-madernoItalyPublished on July 06, 2017Cite: “F Holiday House / bergmeisterwolf architekten” 06 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Save this picture!© Joe Fletcher+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Three Chimney House / TW Ryan ArchitectureSave this projectSaveThree Chimney House / TW Ryan Architecture Houses Evergreen Construction ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941634/three-chimney-house-tw-ryan-architecture Clipboard Architects: TW Ryan Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Three Chimney House / TW Ryan Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/941634/three-chimney-house-tw-ryan-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Projects 2020 Clients:Cassie Guy, Carrington GuyCity:CharlottesvilleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornSiting, Form & Function. The siting of Three Chimney House is derived from the specificities of the land. It sits at the edge of the woods, roughly in a north-south orientation but rotating each of the house’s main functions into separate wings that frame picturesque natural views from each room.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!First floor planSave this picture!© Joe FletcherThe Main Hall—which contains the kitchen, dining room, and living room—looks and opens up to wide, unobstructed views of the Shenandoah Mountains. The wood-clad Residential Wing is attached to the south side of the Main Hall via a hallway to create a threshold for entering the more private spaces of the house. Branching off the Main Hall to the north is an art studio and guest house. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!© Joe FletcherDesign Principles. We wanted to create a house that is pure and primitive in form, defined by chimneys, walls, and roofs. Derived from the specificities of the local context, the design principles for the house aim to be timeless, durable, self-evident. The end results required a close reading of local building traditions. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherMaterials & Construction. Materials were selected for their long history of use in the area, longevity and ability to patina over time. The hope was that the construction success of the house would be measured against the nearby colonial forbearers rather than the modern houses under construction today. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!© Joe FletcherChimneys. Derived from the great chimneys of Stratford Hall, not far from where both clients grew up in Virginia. The three great chimneys mark the house on the site. At 30 feet in height, they are visible from almost every vista of the 45-acre site, serving as a point of orientation when the clients are walking the grounds with their energetic Great Pyrenees Mountain Dog. Save this picture!© Joe FletcherWalls. Serving as a counterpoint to the chimneys, 12-foot tall site walls define the progression of movement through the house. They intentionally conceal and reveal the panoramic mountain views while registering the sloping natural landscape against the house. Mies van der Rohe’s early 1920s brick country house serves as an inspiration for how the natural landscape can be made clearer by the built construction, while not being tamed. The particular bricks are standard size and lime coated prior to firing in the kiln. Mortar joints are rough and flush to the face, emphasizing the mass of the surface instead of the individual brick units. The wood walls of the Residential Wing are inspired by the black cedar post fencing around the property as well as being a traditional finish for barns and house farms.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Joe FletcherRoofs. Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello nearby, natural copper roofs cover the three pitched volumes of the house. Formed with 18” wide sheets of copper, the top and bottom 4 feet of each standing seam has been beaten down by hammer to create a flat edge, giving a clean, sharp definition to the roof edge. The copper will patina over time eventually ending in verdigris approximately 50 years from now and marking the passage of time.Save this picture!© Joe FletcherProject gallerySee allShow lessBeeline, the Architectural Intervention by SO-IL, Is on Display as MAAT ReopensArchitecture NewsConstruction Begins on the Glass House Project, a New Take on Historical PreservationArchitecture News Share Year: “COPY” Manufacturers: Loewen, Vola, Baldwin, Old Texas Brick, Pivot Door Company, Rumford Builder: Area: 5800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Joe Fletcher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Charlottesville, United States Photographs ArchDaily United States CopyAbout this officeTW Ryan ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCharlottesvilleOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on June 15, 2020Cite: “Three Chimney House / TW Ryan Architecture” 15 Jun 2020. 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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: wellbeing 175 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has published a resource to help fundraisers look after both their own and their colleagues’ wellbeing.Available on the CIoF site, the Wellbeing and Fundraising resource is divided into a number of sections, covering areas including wellbeing and Covid-19, understanding fundraising and wellbeing, issues impacting the wellbeing of fundraisers, and more, and including lots of tips for managers as well as fundraisers.There are also links to other useful resources, and related blogs.The resource points to pre-Covid 2019 research by Clare Warner, which found that less than a third of 700 fundraisers agreed that “my organisation has a great health and wellbeing culture” and cited poor management and leadership leading to high turnover. The CIoF notes that the issues raised are prevalent in ‘business as normal’ times, but that periods of prolonged pressure or stress, such as the current times, can have a more profound impact on individuals, which of course in turn has an impact on the cause and beneficiaries.It says:“Everyone in a charitable organisation deserves and needs to be treated with respect, fairness, and consideration, and where circumstances put extra demands on us, or increase stress (both professionally and personally) making sure that fundraisers are properly supported is essential. A burnt-out workforce is one that isn’t sustainable – our causes and beneficiaries need to be able to rely on the income and work of our fundraisers for the longer-term.”The full resource is available here. Advertisement Melanie May | 27 January 2021 | News CIoF publishes wellbeing & fundraising resource
Washington, D.C. — Education is under attack in both the United States and its colony of Puerto Rico. In socialist Cuba, however, education is a national priority.The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity will examine this contrast in its Days of Action against the U.S. blockade of Cuba Sept. 24-28 in Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a double-feature film screening will premiere “Lucha Sí!” about the fight for public education in Puerto Rico, along with “Maestra” (teacher), the story of Cuba’s 1961 National Literacy Campaign. The women filmmakers of the productions will engage in a postviewing discussion, along with actual participants in the struggles depicted on screen.Direct from Puerto Rico, “Lucha Sí!” co-director Jinnette Morales will bring the frontline struggle of Puerto Rican teachers, students and parents to Washington. More than Hurricane María, the Fiscal Control Board and Puerto Rico’s colonial U.S. handcuffs are endangering all levels of education, particularly for children with disabilities.From Cuba, Norma Guillard joins the discussion. She is one of the nine women whose interviews in “Maestra” are combined with archival footage and still pictures to bring alive Cuba’s revolutionary transformation and what it has meant for the lives and futures of these young women. A Cuban of African descent, Guillard, now a retired psychologist, has played a role in issues of gender, education against homophobia and prevention of HIV/AIDS. She is a poet as well as a theater and documentary producer.Space at the Landmark E Street Cinema, where these films will be shown, is limited. Tickets are available online at tinyurl.com/ydbtzgc8/.Other activities during the week include public meetings at the University of Maryland’s Nyumburu Cultural Center and Howard University; a screening for high school students promoted by a parent-teacher organization; and visits to congressional offices showing the strong popular support for ending the unilateral U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. See the schedule of activities and trailers for the films at tinyurl.com/y7cendu8/.Cuban delegation to visit New YorkA high-level Cuban delegation will be in New York for the opening of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly. Organizations in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution are planning a public event on Sept. 26 at the historic Riverside Church, near Harlem, to welcome and hear from the Cuban delegation. In September 2000, Fidel Castro spoke at Riverside Church while at the U.N. for the Millenium Summit.Harlem has held a special place in U.S.-Cuba relations since the Hotel Theresa opened its doors and welcomed Fidel Castro and the Cuban delegation in 1960. They went to Harlem after the delegation was disrespected by the racist Hotel Shelburne in midtown Manhattan, and it was there that Fidel Castro met Malcolm X.Cuba’s revolution has been and still is a beacon for the world’s oppressed people, particularly Black and Latinx communities in the U.S. It is not forgotten that Cuba allied with Angola at Cuito Cuanavale to decisively defeat invading troops from the white supremacist and U.S.-backed South African apartheid regime. Cuba exports literacy with its “Yo, sí puedo” teachers and brings health care, training of doctors and new medicines to the people of the world.It was Cuba’s Fidel Castro and Bolivarian Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez who developed a model of solidarity trade for countries stunted and diminished by centuries of colonialism, slavery and economic exploitation. That model promotes mutual development through cooperation and barter to avoid the imperialist financial system.U.S. imperialism is sharpening its knives to undo the advances made by the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. This makes an event like the one planned for Sept. 26 in New York more than just a meeting. It will be an important demonstration of solidarity.Advance tickets are required; a $5 donation is requested. Ticket distribution centers are:• IFCO, 418 W. 145th St., Harlem, N.Y. Tickets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 212-926-5757 ext. 6 before coming. Contact person: Gail Walker.• International Action Center, 147 W. 24th St., Midtown Manhattan. Tickets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Call 212-633-6646 before coming. Contact person: Sharon E.• Holyrood Church, 715 W. 179th St., Washington Heights, N.Y. Tickets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact person: Radhames Morales.• Sistas’ Place, 456 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. Tickets can be picked up Monday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call 718-398-1766 before coming. Contact person: Roger Wareham.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this