AG Leventis Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgAG Leventis Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about AG Leventis Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AG Leventis Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AG Leventis Plc ( 2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe A.G. Leventis Group is a leading manufacturing and distribution company in Nigeria and West Africa supplying a variety of products and services across a range of industries including general dealerships, motor dealerships and real estate. The company has business interests in supplying power and gas products, consumer foods and bakery products and printing supplies as well as offers products and services for the real estate, hotel and commercial vehicles sectors. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc operates through a number of subsidiaries; Leventis Foods Plc, Leventis Motors, Abuja (Capital Motors) Plc, Mainland Hotels, Leventis Real Estate, Druckfarben Nigeria Plc and Chrisstahl Nigeria Plc. The company was established by Chief AG Leventis in Ghana in 1937 and mainly supplied local and imported textile products. It devolved into Leventis Motors Plc, Leventis Stores Plc, Leventis Technical Plc whilst it retained ownership of valuable freehold and leasehold property throughout Nigeria. Through a series of mergers and schemes of arrangement, the independent companies were dissolved and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc was established. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture

first_imgPhotographs: Kevin HuiText description provided by the architects. Terrace houses in inner-city suburbs are usually a layering of various add-ons at various points in time. This very low budget project is trying to minimize the work that needs to be done by keeping the existing toilet addition, yet reorganizing the space into a more usable and comfortable environment. Save this picture!Plan & SectionWhilst respecting the quality of space in the existing terrace house, the design aimed to give a clear indication that this is a dramatic insertion at the back of the property at this point in time. A blossom in the monotonous heritage green, salmon pink, beige and corrugated sheeting urban landscape. Save this picture!© Kevin HuiWith a minuscule budget, the colorful joinery wall is the key element which acts to visually connect the inside to the outside, separated by bi-fold doors. The joinery wall houses various storage cupboards both indoors and outdoors. There is a concealed water tank for roof water collection and the joinery wall also forms the new entry to the existing bathroom. The break-up of the colors help break down to finer scale that is appreciated in the small space. Save this picture!© Kevin HuiThe windows in the Late 19th Century living room once again act as the source of natural light with the new built to boundary wall and lean-to, which reflects light back it the space. It now also provides light and ventilation to the previously blocked bedroom window. A storage platform flows from the new lean-to into the living room and provide additional built in seating.Save this picture!ElevationProject gallerySee allShow lessHA Tower / Frontoffice + François Blanciak ArchitectArticlesBeijing Core Area Plan / Brininstool, Kerwin, + LynchArticles Share Australia Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this office4site ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on October 01, 2011Cite: “Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture” 01 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Camelia Cottage / 4site Architecture CopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia Year: “COPY” 2008center_img Houses “COPY” Camelia Cottage / 4site ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCamelia Cottage / 4site Architecture Photographs Architects: 4site Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Kevin Hui+ 18 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Philanthropy UK receives Home Office funding

first_imgPhilanthropy UK receives Home Office funding The Philanthropy UK project was a three-year project run by Theresa Lloyd which ended in 2004. Since then an informal consortium of partner organisations with an interest in encouraging the development of philanthropy in the UK have helped continue some of the work of the Philanthropy UK Project, including a free, quarterly email newsletter. 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Philanthropy UK, the initiative of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) to help develop new philanthropy by promoting and disseminating knowledge and best practice, has received three-year strategic funding from the Home Office.The funding, which begins in April 2006 will support Philanthropy UK’s existing products and service in England, and will help the consortium to conduct a sector-wide consultation to determine the nature of support desired by, and appropriate for, individual philanthropists.The £370,000 grant is part of a new strategic funding stream from Government for organisations that support philanthropy. It was awarded by the Volunteering and Charitable Giving Unit (VCGU) to the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) on behalf of Philanthropy UK. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 30 March 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Walmart workers jolt NLRB

first_imgPhoto: makingchangeatwalmart.orgThe National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 15 issued its broadest complaint yet against major transnational corporation Walmart for violating workers’ rights. It says that the company illegally fired and disciplined more than 117 workers, including those who participated in actions that took place in June 2012 to demand better pay and more workplace rights.According to a press release issued the same day by “Making Change at Walmart,” which is anchored by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union: “The complaint finds that Walmart sought to intimidate and silence workers through illegal activity in 14 states, naming 63 individual store managers and [David Tovar], the company’s vice president of communications. Most troublesome, it shows a systematic policy of unlawful retaliation conceived at the executive level, yet again demonstrating Walmart’s perception that it is above the law.”If Walmart is found guilty, workers could be awarded back pay, reinstatement and the reversal of disciplinary actions. Additionally, the company could be required to inform and educate all employees of their legally protected rights. Walmart has until Jan. 28 to respond to the complaint.Walmart workers fight back against corporate greedThe NLRB’s action would not have occurred without the courageous struggle of Walmart workers. Despite intense intimidation from their bosses at all levels of the corporate chain, from floor-level supervisors to the corporate spokesperson, these workers have joined in strikes and job actions in hundreds of cities and dozens of states, most notably during and after “Thanksgiving” shopping rushes in late November 2012 and 2013.“Walmart workers like me are calling for better jobs for all Americans,” said Colby Harris, a fired worker from Lancaster, Texas, who is quoted in the press release. “It’s not right that so many of us are struggling to get by on less than $25,000 a year while the Waltons have more wealth than 42 percent of [U.S.] families combined. Today the federal government confirmed that Walmart is not above the law, will be held accountable, and I have rights.”Walmart, like many corporations, refuses to schedule workers for full-time work schedules of 40 hours per week. “OUR Walmart” is organizing around a demand that all 1.3 million Walmart employees get paid at least $25,000 a year, which a vast majority do not earn. Meanwhile, Walmart made $17 billion last year in profits and the Waltons — the richest family in the U.S. — have accumulated $144.7 billion in net worth, which has come from superexploiting and grossly underpaying its workers.Walmart workers must continue to struggle to make sure that the Board’s complaint gets implemented. Yet, some Walmart workers are winning individual cases in several states. In Kentucky, Walmart rehired an unjustly fired worker, Aaron Lawson, and provided full back wages for the time he was out of work. He had been fired after he distributed informational leaflets and challenged the company’s efforts to intimidate those calling for better wages and consistent work hours.In California, workers won an important ruling by the NLRB against Walmart for 11 violations of workers’ rights after so-called “Black Friday” worker protests in 2012.Warehouse workers take actionA federal court in Los Angeles ruled on Jan. 12 that Walmart and its warehouse operator must face trial to determine whether they are liable as “joint employers” for violating the workplace rights of hundreds of workers at three southern California warehouses. The workers filed a class action lawsuit in October 2011. They alleged that those who load and unload Walmart’s truck containers — many of them longtime employees at these warehouses — were routinely forced to work off the clock, denied legally required overtime pay and retaliated against when they tried to assert their legal rights or even asked how their paychecks had been calculated.The workers are organizing together through “Warehouse Workers United,” a campaign of the Warehouse Workers Resource Center and a member of the Food Chain Workers Alliance.Warehouse workers in the Chicago area, who are organizing with the United Electrical Workers Union and “Warehouse Workers for Justice” campaign, have also won millions of dollars of back pay for unjustly disciplined warehouse workers, including those employed by a Walmart operator. Workers are fighting for heat in an Indiana Walmart warehouse where many got frostbite while working during the recent polar vortex subzero temperatures.For more than two years, a rising tide of unorganized low-wage workers have stood up to and challenged some of the largest corporations, such as Walmart, McDonald’s and Bank of America. The unorganized are increasingly uniting with unionized workers in their cities and forming local worker assemblies that seek to unite all workers in the fight for higher wages, dignity, rights and democracy on the job.In Baltimore, the “We Deserve More Workers Assembly” has brought together SuperShuttle airport transportation workers, employed by transnational corporation Veolia, and is linking them with fast-food, Walmart and public employees. Despite a massive show of airport police, who ejected them from the SuperShuttle holding lot, 35 decorated cars, including many SuperShuttle employees and labor and community supporters, made their way to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport loop on Dec. 21 to conduct a “Caravan for Justice” in support of the shuttle drivers.“We Deserve More Workers Assembly” will host a mid-Atlantic regional Workers Assembly on Feb.15 to build a fighting program of action. Learn more about this at peoplespowerassemblies.orgAs part of the Southern Workers Assembly, workers are forming “Local Worker Assemblies” in Goldsboro, Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. They are uniting fast-food workers and low-wage public service workers, including city workers, state mental health workers, education workers, and others to challenge their bosses and right-wing politicians. See southernworker.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Racism, imperialism and Israel

first_imgPolice attack Africansin Israel.A Black man was walking home with his bicycle. On his way, he was attacked by two cops, pushed to the ground and savagely beaten. The cops told their superiors that they were the ones attacked. But a bystander recorded the police attack on a cell phone, and the recording was soon put on the Web. This sparked huge protests stretching over several days, and clashes with police, who used horses, stun guns and water cannons. Many protesters were wounded, and 43 were arrested.This scenario is familiar to many Black residents of cities and towns across the U.S., but it did not happen in Baltimore, in Cleveland, in Los Angeles or in Ferguson, Mo. It happened in Tel Aviv, Israel, on April 26.The Black man’s name is Damas Fikadey. He is an Ethiopian Jew, one of some 140,000 who now live in the state of Israel. He is a computer technician and a member of the Israeli military. His attack and the subsequent militant protests have exposed another racist facet of the U.S. imperialist-backed Zionist regime.Ethiopian Jews face onerous discrimination in Israel. More than 35 percent live under the poverty line, compared to 18.5 percent of Israelis in general. Many have been denied the right to rent apartments or to be enrolled in schools. Most who have jobs are employed as unskilled labor and are woefully underpaid.In 2009, a young Ethiopian-Israeli university student named Idano tried to board a bus in Rishon LeZion city. She knocked on the bus door, but the driver would not let her in. When the driver opened the door for someone else, she followed him inside. The driver told her, “Can’t you see I am not taking Black people? Do you have buses in Ethiopia, or even shoes?” (, May 9)In September 2011, some 281 Ethiopian Jewish children were prevented from registering for school in Petah Tikvah town because of their “background.” In 2012, protests erupted when four apartment buildings in the city of Kiryat Malachi refused to rent to Ethiopians. (, May 5)In 1996, it was discovered that all Israeli hospitals had disposed of all the blood donated by Ethiopian Jews.Less than 2 percent of the Israeli population, Ethiopian Jews make up 30 percent of the population in juvenile jails. Many young Ethiopians report that they face the same barrage of police abuse and violence that young Black people face in the U.S.Constantly under attackEven though Ethiopian Jews have maintained their religious beliefs for thousands of years, their religious practices are constantly under attack in Israel. Ethiopian Judaism is called Falasha, and their religious leaders are called the Kesses. But the Kesses are not recognized as religious leaders by the Israeli religious elite, nor are many of their religious rituals and doctrines. Israeli rabbinic authorities typically demand “conversions” before performing Jewish weddings for the Ethiopians.Discrimination against Ethiopian Jews is part and parcel of the same racist Zionist social system that wages genocidal war against the Palestinian population. The regime that enforces this is fully armed and backed by U.S. imperialism because Israel offers a strong military base of operations in the vital oil-rich Middle East region.Since the regime blocks entry to Palestinians living in Gaza or the West Bank to work in the Israeli sector, Ethiopian Jews are used as a source of cheap manual and contract labor and are heavily exploited by Israeli bosses.Just as racism is fundamental to capitalist rule in the U.S., just as it is the obscene conception that drives the cruel police occupation of the oppressed communities here, just as it motivates cops to gun down unarmed Black men and women over and over again, just as it puts thousands upon thousands of oppressed youth into prisons, that same racism is a mainstay of U.S. imperialist rule around the world. And it is at the very foundation of the garrison state that is Israel, just as it is in the U.S.The heroic resistance struggle by the Palestinian people in Gaza and elsewhere, the Black Lives Matter struggle that stretches from Ferguson to Los Angeles to Baltimore, and the Ethiopian Jewish struggle to end discrimination in Israel strike a blow at the very heart of the capitalist and imperialist social and economic structure, which needs to be brought down to end racism and oppression once and for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA Reports Early Planting

first_img The amount of corn planted doubled in the last week, but don’t expect the same progress this week, with cold weather and snowfall moving across the Midwest.The National Weather Service issued freeze warnings across the central and eastern Corn Belt as a late winter storm tracks through the region, along with winter weather advisories.The Department of Agriculture’s latest Crop Progress Report showed corn plantings over the last week increased to eight percent, from four percent last week of the crop planted. Just two percent of the crop has emerged. Last year, during the same time, six percent of the crop was in the ground.USDA also reports three percent of the nation’s soybean crop is planted, compared to two percent last year.Meanwhile, 11 percent of the nation’s cotton crop is in the ground, along with 15 percent of the sorghum crop, 33 percent of the rice crop and 25 percent of sugar beets. Previous articleSenators Offer Legislation to Help States Rebuild Infrastructure Following Extreme WeatherNext articleBraun, Stabenow Reintroduce Growing Climate Solutions Act NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE USDA Reports Early Planting SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Reports Early Planting By NAFB News Service – Apr 20, 2021 last_img read more

Local West Nile Virus cases increase due to heavy rainfall

first_imgHaley Polk Twitter Recent TCU graduates share the struggles of adulting Haley Polk Linkedin Previous articleImage Magazine: Winter 2018Next articleHoroscope: November 13, 2018 Haley Polk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Haley Polk ReddIt Linkedin printWest Nile Virus is transmitted through infected mosquitoes. Photo by iStock.The rainfall over the last two months has led to an increase of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus and an increase in cases of the infection in Tarrant County.There have been 18 confirmed cases with two deaths in Tarrant County this year, according to Russell Jones, the Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) department’s chief epidemiologist. September and October had 13 of the 18 cases.A serious reaction to the infection is usually more likely to occur in people older than 40, according to Jones. However, the department saw a case in Tarrant County where the patient was 11 years old.Most people carrying the disease are not aware they are infected due to the lack of symptoms.Zero TCU students have been affected, Jones said.The TCPH offices have a difficult time determining whether a particular year is going to be worse for the virus before it arrives.“West Nile is very hard to predict before it shows up,” Jones said. “The amount of cases varies year by year.”Rainfall in Tarrant County. Photo courtesy of Star-Telegram.TCPH said the typical peak in cases of West Nile Virus is in late July; however, this year’s peak was in late September with seven cases.“We believe that is a result of the late rain and storms that occurred into October, which led to more cases in September than in August, which is very unusual for us,” Jones said. “The weather pattern has allowed for more cases in those months than we have seen in the past.”When looking at the trends of cases in the past, Jones said there seems to be a trend in more cases east of Interstate 35W, which he attributes to the heavier population in that area relative to the entire county.There are two types of manifestations of the infection: neuro-invasive and non-neuro-invasive. The neuro-invasive manifestation can lead to the infection attacking the central nervous system which can lead to encephalitis, a swelling of the membranes around the brain. Jones said they are not sure why some people develop the neuro-invasive form while others do not.City of Fort Worth’s prevention tips. Photo courtesy of City of Fort Worth.There is no real treatment for the disease, Jones said. Doctors treat the symptoms, rather than treating the entire infection.The TCPH does have a few recommendations for preventing the infection, which include making sure the mosquito repellent that is used is EPA approved, wearing long sleeves and pants when possible and avoiding standing water.center_img Things to do around DFW during TCU’s Commencement Ceremonies Welcome TCU Class of 2025 West Nile Virus is transmitted through infected mosquitoes. Photo by iStock. ReddIt + posts Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

Freshwater fluxes in the Weddell Gyre: results from δ18O

first_imgFull-depth measurements of δ18O from 2008 to 2010 enclosing the Weddell Gyre in the Southern Ocean are used to investigate the regional freshwater budget. Using complementary salinity, nutrients and oxygen data, a four-component mass balance was applied to quantify the relative contributions of meteoric water (precipitation/glacial input), sea-ice melt and saline (oceanic) sources. Combination of freshwater fractions with velocity fields derived from a box inverse analysis enabled the estimation of gyre-scale budgets of both freshwater types, with deep water exports found to dominate the budget. Surface net sea-ice melt and meteoric contributions reach 1.8% and 3.2%, respectively, influenced by the summer sampling period, and −1.7% and +1.7% at depth, indicative of a dominance of sea-ice production over melt and a sizable contribution of shelf waters to deep water mass formation. A net meteoric water export of approximately 37 mSv is determined, commensurate with local estimates of ice sheet outflow and precipitation, and the Weddell Gyre is estimated to be a region of net sea-ice production. These results constitute the first synoptic benchmarking of sea-ice and meteoric exports from the Weddell Gyre, against which future change associated with an accelerating hydrological cycle, ocean climate change and evolving Antarctic glacial mass balance can be determined.last_img read more

‘Shadow Divers’ Author to Speak Nov. 9 in ‘OC Reads’ Program

first_img“Shadow Divers” is the first book chosen for “OC Reads,” a new program promoted by the Ocean City Free Public Library, and the author, Robert Kurson, will appear for a reading and book-signing at 2 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 9) in the library’s Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.The event is free and open to the public.“OC Reads” is designed to bring people together through literature by encouraging them to read the same book and participate in discussions and other events centered on that book. “OC Reads” celebrates reading, literacy, and all that public libraries do.Kurson is an American author, best known for his 2004 book “Shadow Divers,” the true story of two Americans who discover a sunken World War II German U-boat 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” and Sebastian Junger’s “The Perfect Storm,” “Shadow Divers” is a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery and to make history themselves.For men like John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. It was an addiction. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced hallucinatory narcosis, navigating through wreckage as perilous as a minefield, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond. But in the fall of 1991, not even these courageous divers were prepared for what lay 230 feet below the frigid Atlantic waters.Kurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, then a law degree from Harvard Law School. He practiced real estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career. He was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position which led to a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award.He moved from the Sun-Times to Chicago magazine, then to Esquire, where he is a contributing editor. His stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. He lives in the Chicago suburbs. Shadow Divers is available through the library and for purchase at Sun Rose Words & Music, 756 Asbury Avenue and the Ocean City Historical Museum. For more info, call Karen Mahar at 609-399-2434, ext. 5238, or email [email protected]last_img read more

News story: Veterinary medicines – information about market access during the implementation period following EU exit

first_imgThe joint guidance published on 6 August outlines what it would mean for market access for medicines during the implementation period, including; licensing and packaging, batch release and testing, and the UK regulatory role.It also covers other points relating to medicines and implementation plans related to EU legislation during the implementation period.last_img