National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Area: 7901 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960913/dgb-apartments-estudio-mmx Clipboard Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Dane Alonso Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: Estudio MMX Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 25Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960913/dgb-apartments-estudio-mmx Clipboard Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe Systems Incorporated, KONE Elevadores, Mosaicos San Miguel, Robert McNeel & AssociatesSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. The building is located in a quiet urban environment which stands 1000 feet (300 meters) away from Bosque de Chapultepec, the biggest park in Mexico City. The project has a semi-basement and three floors that hold three 3400 sq. ft (320 sq. m) residences.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe main design premises were privacy, flexibility, and independence, as well as green landscapes and generous outdoor areas. Estudio MMX explores the idea of intertwining the units for better adequacy to the particularities of the site while guaranteeing that all the apartments have access to outdoor spaces, large façade fronts with views, and gardens at different levels.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe public and private spaces of each unit are closely linked to the terraces and the central patio, bestowing spatial and visual amplitude to the units. Based on a traditional patio scheme, the building integrates the void as a garden that interweaves the public areas of the programme. The patio, alongside the large outdoor terraces facing the street front, create a sequence of continuous open spaces with multiple direction views towards the city and the building itself.Save this picture!© Dane AlonsoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow lessShoemaker House / Jaime Juárez R. ArquitectoSelected ProjectsSpanish Red Cross Headquarters / Burgos & Garrido arquitectosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects CopyApartments, Residential• DGB Apartments / Estudio MMXSave this projectSaveDGB Apartments / Estudio MMX CopyAbout this officeEstudio MMXOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialMexico CityOn FacebookPublished on May 03, 2021Cite: “DGB Apartments / Estudio MMX” [Departamentos DGB / Estudio MMX] 03 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Facebook Twitter Photo: NCGAThe National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is kicking-off summer with a new contest, focusing on the benefits of using corn in the feed ration. The contest starts Monday, June 15, 2020, and runs through Monday, November 2, 2020.“With so many unknowns this year, we wanted to give students participating in their local, county or state 4-H and FFA livestock shows something to look forward to,” said Nebraska farmer and Market Development Action Team Chair Dan Wesely. “That’s why we are calling this the Farm to Virtual Fair contest. Whether you’re able to attend in-person or not, we want to recognize the hard work that goes into caring for and showing livestock.”To enter the contest, you must follow NCGA (@corngrowers) on Instagram, tag NCGA in the post and use the hashtag #MyCornFedBarn. Participants can enter a photo or video, explaining why they use corn in their feed ration.“This is an opportunity to engage the next generation of farmers and livestock producers to help them learn the benefits of a corn-fed diet,” said NCGA Market Development Manager Michael Granché. “We are excited to give students something to look forward to and have the chance to win a cash prize for their submission, that they could put towards their future education.”The first-place winner will win $300, second place will receive $200, and third place will get $100. Winners will be announced by Monday, November 16, 2020. To learn more about the contest, visit www.ncga.com/f2f. For the full set of contest rules, click here.Source: National Corn Growers Association press release Home Indiana Agriculture News NCGA Launches Farm to Virtual Fair Contest Previous article$89 Per Acre Loss for 2020 Corn due to COVID-19 on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articleBASF, Corteva File Separate Motions to Intervene With Dicamba Decision Hoosier Ag Today NCGA Launches Farm to Virtual Fair Contest By Hoosier Ag Today – Jun 15, 2020 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter
Facebook Paschal’s Future Business Leaders of America Club ready for Nationals Paschal High School traded trash for cash to raise money for the band World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 There are about 2500 lenses on campus. The security cameras in Moudy South.Photo Credit: Sara Colbert Facebook + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Students react to the nutty squirrels on campus Previous articleHoward, Frogs complete sweep of Oklahoma State with 5-1 winNext articlePodell and Pickell Podcast – Josh Carraway Interview Sara Colbert RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Sara Colbert Linkedin Women and gender studies event gets students talking printAbout 10 years ago, TCU had various issues with motor vehicle crime and installed security cameras and other crime prevention mechanisms to help control it.Today, there are about 2,500 security cameras stationed around campus to deter crime.“The cameras are for forensic purposes only,” said TCU detective Robert Rangel. “We don’t monitor the cameras.”Rangel said a few years ago there was a group of people that would steal books after hours at different universities around the country. Multiple Texas universities were targeted.The TCU security cameras were able to catch this group and inform other universities of their identities.“The TCU police department has the time, the experience, the expertise and, thanks to the cameras, the evidence to identify you and arrest you if you commit a crime on campus,” said Rangel.Moudy South is being updated this summer and the budget includes adding security cameras to the building.Rangel said every building on campus has cameras at the entrance. However, most of the buildings have cameras on all entrances, elevators and areas where there are valuable items, such as computers.Cameras are not added to any reasonable places of privacy like bathrooms or inside residence hall rooms. Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/ Twitter ReddIt ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Sara Colberthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sara-colbert/
Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Receive email alerts RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News RSF_en September 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Four journalists get jail terms for contempt of court to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage at a New Delhi court decision today to sentence the publisher of the Mid-Day newspaper and three of his employees – two editors and a cartoonist – to four months in prison for contempt of court because they accused a former senior judge of issuing a ruling that benefited his son.”While judges have a right to defend themselves before the courts, but there is no reason for them to abuse laws, such as the contempt of court law, to punish journalists who make embarrassing revelations,” the press freedom organisation said.”This ruling is a step backwards that weakens press independence and threatens investigative journalism,” Reporters Without Borders added. “We call for the highest judicial authorities to intervene so that these jail terms for Mid-Day’s journalists are not upheld on appeal.”The offending report in Mid-Day claimed that former senior judge Y. K. Sabharwal benefited his son’s company by authorising the demolition of buildings. The four journalists – S. K. Akhtar, Vitsha Oberoi, Irfan Khan and M. K. Tayal – were released on bail pending the outcome of an appeal.The Editors Guild of India said the prison sentences were a threat to press freedom. News April 27, 2021 Find out more News News February 23, 2021 Find out more
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office(GILA BEND, Ariz.) — Authorities in Arizona announced on Friday the seizure of two massive truckloads of marijuana and methamphetamine worth $2 million and the arrests of three suspects in the case.The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday night that detectives saw two trucks avoid a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Gila Bend, about an hour southwest of Phoenix, and drive into the desert with their lights off. Spike strips were placed on the ground ahead of the trucks, which blew out its tires and forced it to a stop.Four people then got out and ran from the two trucks in an attempt to evade police, the sheriff’s office said. Three of those four men were eventually captured.When the two abandoned trucks were inspected, police found 3,500 pounds of marijuana and over 220 pounds of meth.“This seizure is an example of exceptional police work by our deputies and law enforcement partners,” Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone said in a statement. “It is also an example that the demand for drugs continues to be epidemic. Illicit drugs are the most impactful contributor to violence, crime and gang activity that continues to adversely impact our community and our families.”Ruben Espericueta-Jiminez, 46; Jose Jaime Garcia-Lopez, 30; and Yoni Ontiveros-Torres, 48, were arrested and charged with possession and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale and possession and transportation of marijuana for sale. The fourth suspect remains at large.Officials also said the trucks the men were driving were stolen and the license plates were fake. All three men were charged with theft of a vehicle as well as the drug charges.The seizure involved the Maricopa County Drug Suppression Task Force, including detectives from the sheriff’s office and agents from Customs and Border Protection.It was just last weekend that CBP made the largest fentanyl bust in U.S. history. Agents found about 250 pounds of fentanyl, a highly addictive opioid, at the Nogales Port of Entry, also in Arizona. Nogales is about three hours southeast of Gila Bend.Juan Antonio Torres-Barraza, who was allegedly also found in possession of about 400 pounds of meth, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute.President Donald Trump praised that bust on Twitter saying, “Our great U.S. Border Patrol Agents made the biggest Fentanyl bust in our Country’s history. Thanks, as always, for a job well done!” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Is flexible retirement the solution to the skills gap problem?On 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Plansto abolish the compulsory retirement age may keep skills in the workplace, butsome feel it might be opening a can of worms. Richard Staines reportsNextmonth a working party will meet to debate the details of age discriminationlegislation which will affect all UK employers. Itfollows employment minister Margaret Hodge’s announcement to a select committeeearlier this month that the Government intends to abolish compulsory retirementat 65 and allow older employees to choose how long they want to continueworking. Bodies,including the CBI, CIPD, Employers’ Forum on Age, TUC, Socpo and Age Concern,will work with the Government to develop the age discrimination legislation,with the new rules becoming law in 2006. Thereare some key employer concerns that the working party will have to tackle. SamMercer, campaign manager at the Employers’ Forum on Age, said, “The first issueis that the law has to be workable and flexible and employers have to be consultedon the law’s content.”Shebelieves there is a “serious lack of communication” between HR managers andpension fund managers and this has to change if flexible retirement systems areto be implemented. TheEmployers’ Forum on Age also believes the Inland Revenue will have to reviseits laws on pensions. At the moment, only fully retired people qualify forstate pensions with older people working part-time relying only on theirsalaries to support them. The forum wants a more flexible system, where olderemployees working part-time would be able to withdraw part of their pensions.Changesto the retirement age and its possible impact on pensions could makerecruitment harder in the public sector, according to Socpo adviser TimRothwell. He said, “One of the main reasons people go into local government isthat there is an excellent pension system. We shall have to take a careful lookto ensure the changes do not disrupt the existing pension system too much andcause problems for us when we try and recruit staff.”Socpoalso wants the Government to clarify at an early stage which occupations areexempt from the retirement ruling. Police officers and firefighters, forexample, are required to have good fitness levels and compulsory retirementfrom active duty could be justified on fitness grounds.Butthere are those who question the change to contractual requirements ofretirement more fundamentally. RogerBrown, senior partner of law firm Endale & Company, believes the Governmenthas missed the point. He questions whether ending a compulsory retirement agewill prevent age discrimination against those seeking work. Brownsaid, “The problem that the Government was seeking to tackle, but has missedalong the way, was the blatant discrimination against anyone over 40 securing ajob in mainstream industry and commerce. “Removinga compulsory retirement age will do nothing to stop such discrimination. Whatit will do is create chaos in all aspects of the employment process, not leaststate and occupational pension provision.” CBIdirector-general Digby Jones believes the outlawing of a contractual retirementcould lead to a US-style scenario, with many firms face rising litigation costsfrom disgruntled employees.Hesaid, “There is a need to raise the level of employment among older workers,given skills shortages and an ageing population – but doing away withcontractual retirement ages is not the solution. There may be justifiablereasons why an employer cannot extend retirement age. Indeed, it might be irresponsibleto employ people over retirement age.”Whiledetails of changing compulsory retirement and other proposals will be discussedover the coming months by the working party, legislation will definitely beenacted. This is due to the ratification of an EU directive last May, whichmakes age discrimination at work illegal.Employerswill have five years to comply with the new rules produced, but the Employers’Forum on Age is advising companies to introduce flexible retirement in advanceof the legislation.Itis proposing a “decade of retirement” model, in which an older member of staffagrees with the employer on a date when he or she will retire. The amount ofwork expected of an individual can be reduced over several years and his or herrole changed to make the transition smoother.Hodgeurged companies to adopt this approach when she announced the changes to theselect committee earlier this month. She called for employers to change theircultures to pre-empt the legislation. They need to overcome misconceptionsabout older workers having poor sickness absence records and not being able toadapt to new technology, she said. Hodgesaid, “We believe the culture change is necessary to ensure we make the bestuse of the undoubted experience and talents of all people who want to work.“Thedemographic changes mean the economy will not survive without using the talentsand experience of older workers.”Hodgeis not the only one who believes HR teams should be dealing with ageism now.TheTUC feels there is a good business case for implementing the DfEE’s existingcode of practice on age discrimination. Forinstance, firms following the code are required to evaluate the loss of skillsbefore operating early retirement schemes and consider alternatives for thosewith crucial abilities.KayCarberry, head of equal rights at the TUC, said, “With compulsory retirement,companies could be losing staff who have accumulated a lot of experience andknowledge in that workplace.”CIPDadviser Mike Emmott advised employers to adopt this “enlightened approach” tomanaging people. He said, “Employers should not be looking at people onsuperficial grounds such as age – they should be looking at what they are doingfor the company. Perhaps they could look at pension provision and moving olderpeople into part-time roles. Older people would perhaps not be so worried abouta drop in income – particularly if they had access to some of their pension.”Buta timely flexible retirement, where employees are able to draw on state andoccupational pensions while they work part-time, will not be possible withoutchanges to the Inland Revenue’s rules.Ministersagree in principle that rules should be relaxed, but the details need to bethrashed out if companies are to benefit from progressive retirement measures.GovernmentadviceTheGovernment urges companies to:–Make sure retirement programmes meet the needs of the organisation–Use succession planning effectively so that companies do not lose key skillswhen employees retire–Investigate whether different pension arrangements would ease the problem–Agree on a retirement policy with employees, communicate it effectively andapply it fairly–Support and guide people approaching retirement age–Ensure employees have choice and flexibility.Peoplecannot draw on state pensions before the age of 65, but they can draw onoccupational pensions before this. Employeesmust have retired from the employer with whom they arranged the scheme beforethey draw on occupational pensions. They can draw on personal pensions whetheror not they continue to work for the same employer.Weblinkhttp://www.dfee.gov.uk/
Home » News » Housing Market » Gazumping is back as market grows more competitive, says Sarah Beeny previous nextHousing MarketGazumping is back as market grows more competitive, says Sarah BeenyResearch reveals increased number of bidding wars as supply weakens, says TV presenter.Nigel Lewis19th May 20171 Comment1,652 Views The lack of stock within the market is leading to an outbreak of bidding wars among buyer for the properties that do come on the market, research has revealed, and that gazumping is on the rise.Online agent Tepilo surveyed 2,000 home buyers and discovered that 23% had been involved in bidding wars, and that 19% had paid over the asking price to secure their preferred home.The-dog-eat dog nature of the market is also evident in the research – which reveals that 86% of those surveyed believe the housing market is competitive and that 16% had been gazumped and 14% lost out to a rival during a bidding war.Buying costsAnd perhaps predictably given the research is from Tepilo, the results show that 26% of respondents thought the significant costs of buying and selling a home were also “factors that make it competitive”.“This survey reveals the competitive nature of the UK housing market and how it’s affecting buyers, and things will only get more competitive in the more popular places to live until the Government really focuses on this as a priority,” says Tepilo founder and TV presenter Sarah Beeny (pictured).“The lack of new affordable houses currently being built has resulted in a shortage of homes in bottleneck parts of the country where there’s simply too few houses available at a price normal people can afford.“This, coupled with ongoing financial uncertainty that has made getting a mortgage so much harder in recent years, has resulted in an extremely competitive market.”The research also revealed that 34% of the home buyers surveyed thought getting a mortgage was too hard.gazumping sarah beeny Tepilo May 19, 2017Nigel LewisOne commentSteve Dawkins, Gazeal Gazeal 22nd May 2017 at 12:25 pmIn the last budget, Osborne was quoted as saying that over £270m was wasted per year on failed residential property transactions. Gazumping would have contributed a fair amount to that and our company, Gazeal, has devised a process whereby the fall-through rate can be radically reduced. In locations such as the US, where ‘chains’ do not exist, the fall-through rate is less than 3%.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021