Lafarge Africa PLC ( 2020 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (  2020 annual report.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

The Tesla share price has dipped. Should I buy now?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Charlie Keough owns shares of Nio and Tesla. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple, NIO Inc., and Tesla and recommends the following options: short March 2023 $130 calls on Apple and long March 2023 $120 calls on Apple. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Charlie Keough | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: TSLA The Tesla share price has dipped. Should I buy now? See all posts by Charlie Keough Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Since hitting an all-time high of $900 back in January, the Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) share price has fallen to just over $600, although they were under $200 a year ago. With CEO Elon Musk consistently making headlines, I’m looking at whether I see potential in Tesla as a long-term pick for my own portfolio.Uncertain times aheadThe main issue I see for Tesla in the future is competition. The best known competitor is NIO (whose potential I wrote about earlier this month). And I believe the Chinese powerhouse has the ability to seriously rock Musk’s boat. On top of this, many established carmakers are diversifying into the world of electric vehicles (EV), driven by consumer trends and looming regulations that will force more people to choose EVs. For example, Ford recently stated that by 2026 all cars sold in Europe will be ‘zero-emissions capable’, and pure electric by 2030. The competition these will provide could have significant effects on the Tesla share price.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Also, after a strong start to 2021, the current tech sell-off (explained here by my fellow Fool Dylan Hood) may mean problems ahead for the business. With investor confidence in tech stocks continuing to fall, the Tesla share price may follow suit.Its recent venture into the world of cryptocurrency has also caused instability too. After backing Bitcoin as payment for its cars, Elon Musk recently tweeted that the firm would be suspending payment via Bitcoin – an issue that caused massive drops in the share price.The bigger picture for the Tesla share priceWith that said, I can’t ignore the positive news we’ve heard about the firm over the past year. The Tesla share price is up around 275% year-to-date – an increase that an investor like me can’t ignore.Recent Q1 results provided a boost for the company. Total deliveries for the period rose to 184,800 – a 109% increase from Q1 last year. This is an encouraging trend for Tesla as demand continues to rise.I can’t ignore the long-term potential this stock provides either. That $900 share price in January shows the Tesla share price has room for growth in the future. So I have to ask myself whether now is a good time to buy or could I dare to miss out on a stock whose growth trajectory might make it another Apple?My verdictIt’s no secret that the EV market is growing and will continue to expand over the coming years. This provides me with real optimism for the future Tesla share price. With this said, the expansion of the sector will naturally lead to more competition. As such, I think the growing competition could have too big an effect on the Tesla share price in times to come.If Tesla can adapt to the expanding market, I do see long-term opportunities. However, the short-term volatility provided by the tech sell-off and potential Bitcoin saga both mean that I am opting against buying Tesla at this current moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Footage and recaps of the latest RWC 2015 Bans

first_imgFriday Oct 16, 2015 Footage and recaps of the latest RWC 2015 Bans One of the few downsides to this thoroughly enjoyable World Cup has been some of the TMO intervention, citings and suspensions that have taken place. Viewers have been confused and disappointed by a lot of the decisions, that quite frankly, don’t always make sense. We all know what happened with the Alesana Tuilagi situation, and in this past week there have been a few more that have caused fans to wonder why there appears to be such inconsistency, particularly when so much is on the line in terms of careers and of course, results.Here is a look at four such cases from the last round. Under each write-up you can find a link to the official hearing document, which may shed some light on the process. Ross Ford and Jonny Gray – Scotland – Dangerous tackle vs SamoaScotland have lodged an appeal against the bans dished out to hooker Ross Ford and lock Jonny Gray for the ‘lifting tackle’ on Jack Lam when Scotland played Samoa. While they reportedly are not set to contest the guilty charge, they do feel three weeks is incorrect.Scotland play Australia in the quarter final this weekend so the loss of Ford and Gray is huge, prompting management to take a closer look at the incident.“Both players have exemplary records and are widely acknowledged as model professionals who play the game in the right spirit. Their actions had no malice or harmful intention. Ross and Jonny have both expressed their surprise and disappointment at the three-week suspension which has been handed down,” said a Scottish Rugby Union statement.World Rugby (formerly the IRB) have set out to punish ‘lifting tackles’ for some time now. Anything above the horizontal, no matter if it’s actually dangerous or not, usually ends up in a yellow or red card, and often a suspension.In this case, the Judicial Officer deemed the act of foul play merited a low-end entry point of four weeks. He added one week for aggravation due to the need to deter this type of dangerous foul play. The suspension was then reduced to a period of three weeks for each player, due to their remorse, good character and clean records.World Rugby’s rules regarding citings is that, believe it or not, the referee’s opinion on the incident can actually be viewed as inadmissable. In the case of Jaco Peyper, who was right there and saw what happened, the South African referee submitted his thoughts via email. He stated that he felt the position of Lam contributed to it.“I can confirm I indeed saw the incident live referred to in the citing complaint. Samoa number seven found himself in position competing for the ball with his head below his hips already.“The Scotland arriving players, number five and number two in an attempt to remove the threat to possession as per normal and in the dynamics lifted Samoa number seven’s legs and he tumbled over, however the player (was) supported on his hands throughout. After our internal performance review process, I am satisfied that I dealt with the incident appropriately.”Scotland loose forward and lock cover, Dave Denton said: “It is difficult from our point of view, because for us, we’ve got a split second to make a decision that could have ramifications for the next three weeks.”View full video | Read the full Disciplinary Hearing Decision Sean O’Brien – Ireland – Punching vs France Ireland will be without Sean O’Brien when they take on Argentina in their Quarter Final on Sunday. O’Brien was suspended for 1 week following a disciplinary hearing that reportedly took close to eight hours. The punch took place in the opening minute of the clash with France.French lock Pascal Pape appeared to hold O’Brien back slightly, causing the powerhouse flanker to lash out with a strike to the midriff. Pape dropped instantly, and required some attention.The officials at the time missed the incident, but the citing followed and after a lengthy process, which included reviews of all camera angles and additional evidence and submissions from both O’Brien and his legal representative, he was banned for just one week.That followed an initial ruling of two weeks, which was reduced due to his good behaviour and clean record. He will miss Ireland’s quarter final against Argentina, but should they win, will be available for the semi final.View full video | Join discussion | Read the Full Discplinary Hearing Decision Paula Ngauamo – Tonga – Dangerous Tackle vs New ZealandTonga’s Paula Ngaumo received a yellow card and three week suspension for this dangerous tackle on Dan Carter during the Pool C match against New Zealand at St James Park in Newcastle. He was cited and banned under Law 10.4(j) for a tip tackle.Ngauamo admitted committing the act of foul play, which merited a low-end entry point of four weeks. One week was added to deter from these types of dangerous tackles, but it after taking into account mitigating factors including his conduct prior to and at the hearing, his remorse, good character and clean disciplinary record, the ban was reduced to 3 weeks.He plays at French club Mont-de-Marsan, so will serve out the rest of his ban there.While Carter did land on his side, he was lifted and brought to ground with force, so the yellow card was no surprise. On the surface three weeks feels quite harsh though. However for the reasons stated above, and included in the full document, World Rugby felt it was appropriate. You can read more about it via the link below.View full video | Read the Full Disciplinary Hearing Decision Marcelo Bosch – Argentina – Dangerous Tackle vs NamibiaWhile Ireland will miss the services of Sean O’Brien, Argentina themselves will be without a valuable player, as centre Marcelo Bosch has been suspended for one week for the dangerous tackle he made against Namibia.Bosch had actually just come on as a replacement in the 64-19 try-fest, but with Namibia hot on attack, he followed through with a clearly dangerous lifting tackle on playmaker Theuns Kotze.Bosch was shown a yellow card and later admitted to being guilty of the offence.It was deemed to have been low entry, 2 weeks, but then all the usual mitagating factors resulted in it being reduced to one week. The ban takes effect immediately and will run up to and include 18 October, 2015. Therefore if Argentina beat Ireland this weekend and make the Semi Finals, Bosch will be available. They will play the winner of Australia and Scotland.View full video | Read the full Disciplinary Hearing Decision Feel free to let us know your thoughts as there may be some here that you hadn’t seen until now  Ross Ford and Jonny Gray dangerous cleanout Sean O’Brien striking Pascal Pape Paula Ngauamo dangerous tackle on Dan Carter Marcelo Bosch dangerous tackle vs NamibiaADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects

first_imgCopyApartments•Tokyo, Japan Year:  Projects CopyAbout this officeKINO architectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsTokyoIcebergJapanPublished on February 06, 2021Cite: “Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects” 06 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?‘砖格子’公寓 Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects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 Architects: KINO architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architectsSave this projectSaveAkasaka Brick Residence / KINO architects ArchDaily 2014 Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 17Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Akasaka Brick Residence / KINO architectscenter_img Photographs:  Daici AnoSave this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsText description provided by the architects. This apartment building is located in heart of Tokyo, where many office buildings and apartment buildings are jumbled up close together.Save this picture!© Daici AnoSave this picture!ElevationsSave this picture!© Daici AnoIt would need special arrangements to keep moderate distance from neighborhood. In Tokyo, most apartments have continuous and opened balconies horizontally. It is necessary to provide an adequate aperture for sunlight and ventilation.Save this picture!© Daici AnoIn high-density living area, the relationship between the inside and outside are switched by a curtain, like “on / off” . Then curtains express presence or absence.Save this picture!© Daici AnoHowever, most curtains are kept closed in the city. The contradiction of providing an aperture in the city, was solved by using a brick screen at balconies.Save this picture!© Daici AnoMoreover, porous screen is fine example of comfortable living in hot and humid environment.Save this picture!© Daici AnoThose bricks intercept line of sight, but supply sunlight, ventilation and flue gas. So wide width are needed. Therefore, the Seto factory that is in famous production area for bricks made Those bricks to order.Save this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Daici AnoIn most apartment, dwelling units are same on each floor because of the economic principle. In this apartment the position of screen are switched alternately on the odd floors and even floors. The dwelling unit changes diversify and makes beautiful facade with a little arrangement.Save this picture!© Daici AnoProject gallerySee allShow lessVilla B / ANDU ArchitectsSelected ProjectsOB Kindergarten and Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no ShiroSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tokyo, JapanLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs Japan Apartments “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Sovereign announces National Make a Will Month

first_imgSovereign announces National Make a Will Month Tagged with: legacies  40 total views,  1 views today 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. National Make a Will Month begins tomorrow and runs for the whole of July. Run by solicitor’s in-home Will writing company Sovereign Will & Probate, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits of making a Will.Vince Cable, Shadow Chancellor for the Liberal Democrats, has added his support to the campaign. He said: “Making a will is a very positive step, but one which many people find difficult to take. As a result, large numbers of people die without a Will every year, leaving problems for their families and exposing their estate to the ravages of of intestacy and inheritance tax. I am delighted to see that the benefits of making a Will are being promoted during Make a Will Month.”Chris Mole, Labour Member of Parliament for Ipswich, and Simon Burns, Conservative MP for West Chelmsford, are also both backing the campaign.Sovereign established the campaign last year as the National Will Week but have expanded it this year.Nick Plumb, Operations Director at Sovereign, explained the rationale behind the campaign. “It is a sad fact”, he said, “that over two thirds of the UK population do not have a valid Will. This means that every year thousands of people die intestate, leaving a legacy of confusion, family upsets, and financial difficulties for their families. We feel that Make a Will Month will make more people aware of the benefits of making a Will and encourage them to address this important task.”Sovereign report that the inconvenience of taking time off work to drive into town during business hours to see a Solicitor is one of the biggest factors why so many people have not made a Will.Plumb wants to change the way Wills are made in the UK. “We can buy home improvements, carpets, and life insurance in the comfort and privacy of our own homes at our convenience, so why not make a Will that way too?” he argues.“Through National Make a Will Month… we want people to realise that they can actually make a Will in the comfort and privacy of their own home at a time to suit their family or work commitments”, he added.During National Make a Will Month Sovereign are offering all its Wills at half Howard Lake | 30 June 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Home Price Growth, Including Distressed Sales, Continues to Stabilize

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Home Price Growth, Including Distressed Sales, Continues to Stabilize Tagged with: CoreLogic Distressed Sales Home Sales April 7, 2015 1,134 Views Subscribe Home Price Growth, Including Distressed Sales, Continues to Stabilize Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 4/8/2015 Next: Housing Data Shows Surge in Demand, Median List Prices Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea When figuring in distressed sales (short sales and REO transactions), home prices jumped by 5.6 percent year-over-year in February, according to CoreLogic’s February 2015 Home Price Index released on Tuesday. February’s increase marked 36 consecutive months of year-over-year increases in home prices, including distressed sales.CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said home price growth has been stabilizing since the second half of 2014 due to the dwindling supply of affordable housing. Anand Nallathanti, President and CEO of CoreLogic, said the recent home price appreciation is the “hottest” the housing market has experienced prior to spring in nine years – since before the recession.”Assuming a benign interest rate environment and continued strong consumer confidence, we expect home prices to rise by an additional 5 percent over the next 12 months,” Nallathanti said.Excluding distressed sales, home prices increased by 5.8 percent year-over-year and 1.5 percent month-over-month in February, according to CoreLogic. The total number of short sales appears to be on the decline, according to data released by Black Knight Financial Services on Monday. Short sales declined by 45 percent year-over-year in 2014, and REO transactions decreased by 16 percent. The average short sale discount in 2014 was 23 percent, according to Black Knight, meaning that properties in short sales sold for 77 cents on the dollar compared to traditional market sales. The peak for short sale discounts was reached in July 2013, at 25.3 percent, according to Black Knight.For the short term, CoreLogic predicted that home prices, including distressed sales, would appreciate by 0.6 percent from February to March and by 5.1 percent (plus or minus 2 percent) year-over-year from February 2015 to February 2016. Excluding distressed sales, home prices are expected to increase by 0.5 percent month-over-month from February to March and by 4.8 percent (plus or minus 2 percent) year-over-year from February 2015 to February 2016.Even with the recent home price appreciation, prices are still 12.2 percent below their peak, which was reached in April 2006. Excluding distressed sales, home prices were still 7.8 percent below that peak month of April 2006, according to CoreLogic. Nevada was the state with home prices furthest below its peak value, at 35.4 percent. The state with the largest year-over-year home price appreciation, including distressed sales, was Colorado at 9.8 percent. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News CoreLogic Distressed Sales Home Sales 2015-04-07 Brian Honea  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Local arts groups awarded grants

first_img Print Article Local arts groups awarded grants Sponsored Content Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Three Pike County arts related organizations were among the 136 groups awarded grants by the Alabama State Council on the Arts at its September 6 meeting in Montevallo.ASCA awarded grants totaling $1,686,060 in support of arts in education, folk arts, community arts, literature, performing and visual arts programs. ASCA funds are matched by contributions and earned income by the grantee.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama received $3,750 for Pioneer Days; the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center was awarded $1,500 for ArtBridgesInSchools; and the Brundidge Historical Society received $1,000 for the Chili Country Christmas concert with Josh Goforth. By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Wiley White, Johnson Center for the Arts exhibition coordinator, said the ArtBridges Summer Teacher Workshop is a hands-on workshop held each July that attracts teachers from Pike and neighboring counties. “Teachers come to learn how to integrate the arts into the curriculum of the core subjects,” White said. “This summer, the teachers learned about encaustics. For phase two, the workshop facilitators will visit the classrooms of the participating teachers and lead a related art project.”White said ArtBridges is an effort to bring art into the classroom.“When incorporated into the curriculum of the core subjects, art adds a different dimension to learning,” she said. “We are most appreciative of ASCA’s support because it provides us with more opportunities to bridge the arts and the classroom curriculum.” Lawrence Bowden, president of the Brundidge Historical Society, said the grant award will make it possible to continue to bring outstanding arts entertainment to Brundidge.“The historical society would not be able to bring high quality folk life presentations to the We Piddle Around Theater without the support of the Alabama State Council on the Arts,” Bowden said. “With ASCA’s support we are able to bring artists like Josh Goforth to small town Alabama.”Bowden said Goforth, an award winning Appalachian musician, singer and storyteller, performs all across the country and in Europe and Japan. “Josh Goforth plays a variety of instruments and is a champion fiddler. His versatility is amazing. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry and at Carnegie Hall. Once folks see him perform, they don’t just want to see him again, they do.”The Alabama State Council on the Arts is the official state arts agency of Alabama. The staff of the Council, directed by Head, administers the grants programs and provides technical assistance in arts planning and programming. The Council receives its support through an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Barbara Tatom, museum director, said being a new kid on the block, she is grateful for the state arts council’s support and the guidance of the council’s staff in preparing the grant application. The museum’s board and staff are especially appreciative of the grant funding that is a “tremendous boost” in helping fund Pioneer Days, she said.“Friday, October 12, is primarily a day designed for school groups,” Tatom said. “There will be a variety of demonstrations and some opportunities for hands-on learning. Already, we have 500 students signed up. On Saturday, October 13, people of all ages come to enjoy the demonstrations including rope making, woodworking, blacksmithing and Dutch oven cooking. We’ll have a dulcimer group and much more.”Visitors to Pioneer Days also have opportunities to view the museum’s 20,000-plus artifacts and the 22 historic structures on the grounds. The grant awarded to the Troy Pike Cultural Arts Center is for the second phase of the center’s ArtBridges program. ASCA Executive Director Al Head said the council is pleased to support the recipients with the approved grants.“Funds awarded through ASCA’s granting process provide a better education for students, enhancement for Alabama’s Creative Economy and quality of life for all Alabamians,” Head said.The Pioneer Museum of Alabama’s annual Pioneer Days event is a two-day event for students and the public. Email the author You Might Like Conecuh Ridge to propose design plans for facility Conecuh Ridge Distillery will now have 180 days to draft design and layout proposals for Troy officials as both sides… read more Published 10:36 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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New drive to see childcare as a profession

first_img Comments are closed. The Government is planning a high-profile campaign to promote childcare as acareer.The move follows plans for a campaign to tackle a shortage of social workersand the “no-one forgets a good teacher” adverts.Director of the childcare charity Kids Club Network, Anne Longfield,welcomed the recruitment drive. The charity is carrying out a one-year reviewof childcare in the UK, chaired by former social security secretary HarrietHarman.Longfield says thousands of staff are needed to tackle recruitment problemsand to enable the Government to implement its national childcare strategy.”This campaign is something we have been saying is needed for a longtime,” she said. “We are looking at a workforce of 60,000 people overthe next five years.”A spokeswoman for the Department for Education and Employment said: “Weare in the process of fine-tuning what needs to be done and what gaps there areso we can recruit the right people in the right places.” Previous Article Next Article New drive to see childcare as a professionOn 15 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dixons offers staff computer incentive

first_imgDixons offers staff computer incentiveOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Dixons has offered employeesthe chance to buy a computer after two years’ service in a bid to strengthenstaff loyalty and improve IT skills.In exchange for a small cut insalary, staff are loaned a computer for two years with the option to buy at theend of that time. They can make cost savings of up to 40 per cent on the retailprice, claims Dixons. The deal was offered to 17,000 eligible staff last summerwith one in seven employees taking it up.James Welsh, Dixons’ head ofemployee rewards, said, “It made sense for the Dixons Group to offer itsemployees a reward with its roots in IT, not just because of our connection totechnology, but also because IT skills are becoming ever-more important.”He added, “By helping staff toobtain a home PC, we have created more than goodwill, we are investing in theskills, productivity and flexibility of our staff.”The opportunity to introduce thescheme arose when Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown introducedlegislation allowing employers to lease computers at a discount. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Symposium goes back to basics

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. As readers of Occupational Health may be aware, the Institution’s PublicServices Specialist Group organises the annual National Safety Symposium. Thisthree-day conference, now in its 26th year, is the leading event for health andsafety practitioners from the public sector. It is synonymous with a spirit ofcomradeship allied with the opportunity to absorb new and relevant information.The 2001 NSS, entitled “Essential elements of health and safety – backto basics”, is scheduled for 3-5 September. The Symposium has relocatedfrom its traditional home at Keele University, to a new venue, Chester College,and the intention is to move the event to different geographical locations eachyear. This fresh approach is reflected in the programme which seeks to providepractitioners with a chance to take a step back, have a look at what they aredoing and to seek confirmation that their knowledge and skills are valid. There will be four sessions hosting 11 challenging presentations with plentyof interest for occupational health practitioners. John McSwiney, Head Trainerat Osteopaths for Industry, will be looking at handling and lifting,. Guy Osmondfrom Osmond Ergonomic Office Solutions will examine the relationship between ITand ergonomics. Perhaps the star attraction for occupational health practitioners, however,will be Gary Saunders MIOSH RSP, with his talk “Occupational health? It’sjust so boring!” Saunders, Corporate Health and Safety Adviser at the NCHChildren’s Charity, will use his vast experience, including both SRN and OHNCqualifications, to test delegates’ understanding of occupational health. Judgefor yourselves whether the presentation’s title is ironic. For further information please contact the IOSH public relations department,tel: 0116-257 3100. Symposium goes back to basicsOn 1 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more