Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Percy Montgomery red carded for two yellows in 2005

first_imgFriday Aug 6, 2010 Percy Montgomery red carded for two yellows in 2005 Yesterday I mistakenly said that the Drew Mitchell red card for two yellows was possibly the first of its kind in Test rugby. Thanks to a chat with a friend, and one of the comments on that post, I can now tell you that there was also the controversial sending off of Percy Montgomery against Wales in Cardiff in 2005.South Africa won the game 33-16 on the first match of their European tour, but the talking point was without a doubt the Montgomery red card after he was sent from the pitch permanently in the 70th minute following a second yellow card.The first, issued by Stuart Dickinson upon recommendation by touchjudge Bryce Lawrence, was for what was deemed to be a dangerous tackle on Shane Williams.Ten minutes from time it was Montgomery and Williams again, but this time the Springbok fullbacks tackle was said to be high, resulting in a second yellow card which led to the permanent dismissal.While many felt the decisions were harsh, especially for the first tackle, former Test referee Andre Watson stood by his colleagues. “You sometimes have to consider things from the referee’s point of view. There was a definite run-up to the red card. Percy was earlier warned about a tackle he performed without using his arms.“The touch judge thought it had been a spear tackle. It was a reckless tackle and he was shown his first yellow card. In the other instance Percy’s arms were around the neck of the Welsh wing Shane Williams, which led to the second card and his suspension.“The rule states clearly you can’t tackle a player around the neck. It doesn’t matter if the opponent is 2m or just 1.6m and if he stands upright or if he’s bending down. It’s the responsibility of the player performing the tackle to stay away from the ball carrier’s head and neck. In this instance I don’t have a lot of sympathy for Percy,” Watson said.Despite Watson justifying the decisions, the red card was later rescinded by IRB judicial officer Jeff Blackett after he ruled that the first tackle was legitimate and shouldnt have been yellow carded. The red card ruling was then overturned, and Montgomery was allowed to play in the next game, against France. :: Related Posts :: The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Dear Refs, Sort it out! The build up to the Drew Mitchell red card Percy Montgomery interview, tribute, and classic try from 1997 Time: 03:49 Note: Credit to the original uploader. If you have any old footage lying around that you’d like shared or featured here on RD, please get in touch via the contact page .ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll Event For Special Needs Children and Adults Raises Over $440K to Date

first_imgcenter column 4 AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll Event For Special Needs Children and Adults Raises Over $440K to Date From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 29, 2013 | 4:09 pm More Cool Stuff Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribecenter_img Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeauty A sea of bright yellow t-shirts and smiling faces filled Universal Studios Spartacus Square as people of all ages and abilities came out to support AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll event held this past Saturday, April 27th 2013 at the Universal Studios Backlot. More than 1,600 in attendance, including 23 corporate businesses, families, and AbilityFirst participants walked, strolled and ran a 2.5 mile area as they viewed movie backdrop sets. A brief ‘welcome and thank you’ speech from presenting sponsor Comerica Bank representative, Mike Dokmanovich, Executive Vice President Middle Market, led the 1,600 plus participants to the start line to begin the AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll.To add to the excitement, special guest and AbilityFirst honorary chair Jaclyn Smith was also in attendance forming her own team to benefit the AbilityFirst Claremont Center, one of twenty-four AbilityFirst locations throughout southern California. ‘Team Jaclyn Smith’ raised over $10,000! Additional sponsors included Platinum Equity, Quetico, Sempra Energy Foundation, Bolton & Co. and DIRECTV, Cisco Systems, America Chung Nam, Everest National Insurance Company, Hanover Insurance Services, National Technical Systems, One Beacon Charitable Trust, Universal Studios – Discover a Star Foundation.A matching gift by AS&F Foundation, formerly known as the Forest Lawn Foundation, in the amount of $75,000 will be awarded if AbilityFirst raises $500,000! To help AbilityFirst reach their matching gift, please donate securely online www.abilityfirst.org/stroll&roll, or call (626) 243-4852.“On behalf of all at AbilityFirst, I’d like to thank each and every person that came out to join us at our AbilityFirst Stroll & Roll event this year. We could not have done this without our great sponsors, families, friends and each individual that contributed in supporting us by raising funds. Thank you for your help in continuing our mission in helping children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential,” said Lori Gangemi, President and CEO of AbilityFirst.About Ability FirstAbilityFirst, formerly Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California, provides programs and services to help children and adults with disabilities reach their full potential. Through 24 locations across Southern California, they offer a broad range of employment, recreational and socialization programs as well as accessible residential housing complexes and an accessible camp, Camp Paivika, for both children and adults. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Construction industry needs support from Government during recovery

first_imgNewsPoliticsConstruction industry needs support from Government during recoveryBy Staff Reporter – April 19, 2014 692 THE Government must prioritise the construction industry as part of the programme for recovery because the number of new houses being constructed nationally is too low to meet demand.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During a Dail debate, Minister of State for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan was told that while the construction industry dominated the economy during the economic boom, it was clear to Patrick O’Donovan TD that the industry needed to be supported now by Government because changes in the planning process were needed to ensure that the Department of the Environment put time limits on the time being taken by An Bord Pleannala in relation to appeals.Consideration must be given, he said, on different ways of deliver much needed local authority houses.The State should consider the possibility of public private partnerships with the relevant agencies and the Credit Union movement nationally, according to Deputy O’Donovan.Welcoming the Department’s announcement of the construction of new local authority houses, it was encouraged that more needed to be done in the area with the Department examining in greater detail the properties and lands owned by the State. Covid crisis impacts building of new homes in Limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleA new dawn for St Mary’s Park flood victimsNext articleMcManus makes it a Good Friday for Limerick FC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick TAGSConstructiongovernmentMusic Limerick Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

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‘Cheers’ event benefits kids

first_img Published 7:29 pm Friday, July 29, 2011 You Might Like State suspends doctor’s license The state medical commission on Wednesday suspended the license of Dr. Andrew Osborne, who practiced at Troy Regional Medical Center…. read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Pike County Young Professionals are hosting a “Cheers for Children!” charity event at The Studio on Thursday, Aug. 4.The charity event is a First Thursday event at The Studio and will benefit the Children’s Harbor on Lake Martin that received heavy damage in the April 27 tornadoes that ripped through Alabama. The Children’s Harbor serves seriously ill children and their families. The event will also benefit the Johnson Center for the Arts.“ The primary goal of Pike County Young Professionals is to give back to our community and the state of Alabama,” said PCYP president, Steven Schmidt. “‘Cheers for Children’ is our first charity event to aid those affected by the tornados in April. Children’s Harbor, which is located at Lake Martin, was one of those victims. Latest Stories Sponsored Content ‘Cheers’ event benefits kids “‘Cheers for Children will be a ‘bring a picnic and cooler’ event, which is like an indoor tailgate party,” Metzger said. “Entertainment will be presented by Mike Peacock, JB Roberts and Erica Franklin and others. The music will be folk, country, rock and some old standards.”Admission to “Cheers for Children” is $20 per person. Tables for10 may be reserved by calling 566-2294.“For this charitable event, the reserved tables are $20 per person also,” Metzger said. “Reserving a table for 10 means that you’ll get to sit at a table together. Other seating is random.”Those who can’t attend “Cheers for Children” are encouraged to make a donation to this worthwhile event. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Articlecenter_img Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Doors will open a little later than at the usual First Thursday concerts. The Studio doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the entertainment will be from 7 until 10 p.m.Tickets may be purchased at the Johnson Center for the Arts, Pike County Chamber of Commerce, Half Shell and Troy Cable.Children’s Harbor is a non-profit organization that provides free and confidential counseling and support services to children with long-term serious illnesses as well as to their families. Children’s Harbor also provides camping and retreat facilities for those children and their families as well as for other children with special needs. Children’s Harbor was officially dedicated in 1990 to the memory of Adelia M. Russell. Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoarder By Jaine Treadwell “As young professionals, we love what ‘Cheers for Children’ is doing for sick children and their families and we wanted to make sure that they are up and running as soon possible.“PCYP is looking forward to this event and we invite everyone to come and support this great cause through a fun evening of music with friends. “Richard Metzger, arts center director, said “Cheers for Children” will be conducted just like a regular First Thursday at The Studio. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Stress: truth will out

first_imgStress: truth will outOn 7 May 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Last summer I met Barry Johnson, the former vice-president of worldwide telecoms for Unisys. He was in a wretched state. Shaking, weeping and talking in little more than a whisper, he recounted the 10 years of extreme stress, melancholy and mania that led up to him being sacked in February 1994. He was admitted to psychiatric hospital the same day. Suicide attempts and further periods of hospitalisation have since followed, though most days are filled with the more footling battles of coping with manic depression.“I became a victim of work,” he said. “No-one ever thinks it will happen to them. You try to tell them [an employer] that you can’t cope, but they do not listen. You get worse and worse, but they don’t care. They will use you and dump you.”Mr Johnson was a very senior manager, who was unlikely to have risen as high as he did if he had exhibited any of the supposed clichés of the stress victim: the ‘flakiness’, the lack of stiff upper lip, drive and chutzpah. Before this encounter I would have judged myself a stress sceptic. Stress was merely one of many fashionable, white-collar pathologies; a trivial complaint that did not deserve to sit in the same bracket as ‘proper’ industrial conditions such as emphysema or asbestosis. Wrong. Barry Johnson was living proof that in extreme cases work can cause serious psychiatric illness.So why am I recounting all this? Because it is important to remember people like Barry in the current climate. Ever since the judgment in the Court of Appeal on 5 February, a nasty tone has re-entered the debate on stress. Employers have been ‘thrown a lifeline’. ‘HR can breath a sigh of relief’. ‘New realism’ has re-entered the law. Even the sober Financial Times carried a (slightly misleading) headline on 6 February: ‘Employee awards reversed on grounds that harm must be reasonably foreseeable’. It has always been the case that harm must be ‘reasonably foreseeable’; the judgment merely spelled out what this should mean.Such comments are a sign that the workplace stress phenomenon is still very new. It was only in 1994 that an immensely significant principle entered the law: “There is no logical reason why psychiatric damage should be excluded from the scope of an employer’s duty of care.”1 With these words, spoken by the judge summing up in Walker v Northumberland County Council, stress became an issue for every employer in the land. It remains deeply controversial. It still rankles with many that some payments, wrongly described as ‘stress payments’, have been £200,000-plus. Why is this so controversial? Because psychological injuries are still perceived as trivial.With controversy has come misinformation. Contrary to reports, the law on personal injury has never taken the slightest interest in workers feeling emotional, pressurised, wound-up or bullied at work. It is only interested if such features can be proved to cause classifiable psychiatric illness. As a consequence, stress cases have always been extremely difficult to win. Thompson’s, the trade union solicitors which has won several payments, suggests that ‘0.001 per cent’ of claims have the faintest chance of success.The real problem is the number of claims. Since the Walker case, there has been a predictable rise. According to the TUC, stress cases referred to unions increased in 2001 to 6,428, from 516 during 2000. That is a massive rise. Yet a little context is useful. There were 80,000 personal injury claims last year.2 The Department of Trade and Industry receives 1,000 claims a week from former miners injured with lung disease while working at British Coal. Meanwhile, the best research we have finds stress accounts for a fifth of all work absences,3 exacerbated by management factors such as low decision latitude, high job demands, poor support and a perception of high effort and low reward.4 It is possible to argue that while a few will inevitably be trying it on, the rise in claims is a reflection of the seriousness of work-related stress.“Even if all those cases led to litigation, it would only produce a litigation rate of about one in 100 reported cases,” says Owen Tudor, the TUC’s senior health and safety policy officer. “This is comparable to many other types of occupational ill-health.”5Employers’ organisations have hailed the Court of Appeal judgment and its ’16 practical propositions’ as a clarification of the law on stress. Others believe it augurs a new era of confusion.Take the proposition that has been most seized upon by pundits as a means of attacking stress victims – that no job is intrinsically stressful. Is this really true? Andrew Buchan, the barrister who represented John Walker in 1994, says: “This goes against the established occupational health position that certain jobs are intrinsically stressful: bomb disposal, for instance. When people are doing 60, 70, 80 hours a week, there is an increased risk of psychiatric injury.” He predicts other cases will be decided differently. “Some judges are pro-psychiatric injury, others are not.”Perhaps the supreme irony is that this watershed judgment has come at a time when the Health and Safety Executive has never sounded more bullish about taking action on stress-related injury. The HSE is well aware that the duty to carry out risk assessment for psychiatric injury under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999, is cheerfully ignored by all but the zealots. It is currently working on a new ‘management standard’ that will specify employers’ obligations on mental health and will, in effect , become ‘the law’ on stress. It has vowed to work towards a 20 per cent reduction in stress-related absence from work within 10 years.“One-fifth of people taking time off work because of stress is too much,” Abdul Chowdry, a Health and Safety Commissioner, told a conference last month. “Some employers want to take the slow approach to stress, but I have to tell them: time is not on your side. Not doing anything about it is not good enough. There is no no-go area anymore for the HSE.”6The warning should be heeded. And if anyone really wants to know, Barry Johnson has never had a penny in compensation for personal injury.1 Taken from Managing Stress at Work, EEF, 20012 Figures from The Law Society; www.lawsociety.org3 The Scale of Occupational Stress, Contract Research Report 211, Health and Safety Executive, 20004 Work environment, alcohol consumption and ill-health, Contract Research Report 422,HSE, 20025 IRS Employment Review 749; www.xperthr.co.uk6 Speech to Stress Essentials conference, hosted by the EEF, April, 2002 Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Innovo lands $155M construction loan for LIC warehouse

first_img Commercial Real EstateIndustrial Real Estatelong island cityReal Estate Financing The industrial sector has been one of the bright spots for commercial real estate as more people shop online. The loan proves the value of Innovo’s planned “expansive, state-of-the-art facility,” CEO Andrew Chung said in a statement.Innovo, in partnership with Atalaya Capital Management and Hong Kong-based Nan Fung Group, acquired the property in January 2019 for $75 million. Since then, the owners have demolished the existing warehouse to make way for the new building.Gary Phillips, Phil McKnight and Steve Binswanger of Eastdil Secured arranged the financing for Innovo.Innovo has become one of the city’s most active players in the industrial sector. Last year, the firm landed on a $305 million construction loan for a 1 million-square-foot warehouse development in the Bronx. The company acquired the site in 2017 from Extell Development for $75 million.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Innovo Property Group’s Andrew Chung with 23-30 Borden Avenue in Long Island City (Google Maps)Innovo Property Group’s massive warehouse development in Long Island City has secured a big chunk of construction financing.Innovo scored a $155 million construction loan for a new building at 23-30 Borden Avenue, which was previously home to a FreshDirect warehouse. The firm plans to build an 842,000-square-foot, five-story industrial structure on a 4.7-acre lot. The loan was provided by an affiliate of Starwood Property Trust, according to Innovo.The new building will serve as a last-mile distribution center, with elevated truck courts and a vertical parking structure that will provide direct access on each level, the developer said.Read moreAndrew Chung plans massive industrial project in Long Island CityInnovo, Square Mile land $305M in construction financing for Bronx warehouseAndrew Chung tees up Queens’ biggest deal of 2019 Tags Email Address* Full Name* Message*last_img read more

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An International Plan for Antarctic Subglacial Lake Exploration

first_imgDiscovery of at least 100 subglacial lakes beneath the vast East Antarctic Ice Sheet has focused international attention on the challenges presented by the way we conduct science in such unique and inhospitable settings in an atmosphere of increasingly stringent environmental concerns. Exploration of subglacial environments will require careful and detailed planning, organization, and international cooperation. To this end, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) convened an international Group of Specialists (Subglacial Antarctic Lake Exploration Group of Specialists—SALEGOS) to develop a detailed assessment of the needs and critical milestones to be accomplished during the implementation of a subglacial exploration and research program. This paper surveys the progress and recommendations made by SALEGOS since its inception regarding the current state of knowledge of subglacial environments, technological needs and challenges, international management, the portfolio of scientific projects, and “clean” requirements for entry, observatory deployment, and sample retrievallast_img read more

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