The United Basalt Products Ltd ( 2014 Abridged Report

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

How can philanthropists take more risks in their giving?

first_imgInherited or earned wealthProfessor Shang told the Annual Lectures audience that she had found no difference in the reactions from philanthropists to this process, whether they were young or old, or had earned their wealth or inherited it.What does make a difference is the journey each philanthropist makes or has to make to complete this process. Some have been living the life of philanthropy through their family foundation for 10 or 20 years. Others have come to giving more recently, or have taken to philanthropy in smaller bites. The latter might experience less turbulence in being invited to rethink their approach to philanthropy.Next stageProfessor Shang said that more research was needed to see how these new views actually played out in the philanthropists’ activities and subsequent charitable giving.What can fundraisers learn from this research? They need to understand the degree to which philanthropists have to invest their life when taking this journey of rethinking their philanthropy. It is very hard to have one’s sometimes long-held ideals of ‘doing good’ challenged. The five-stage approach can also give fundraisers a sense of how major donors are thinking about their giving and adapting it.You can download a copy of Professor Shang and Professor Adrian Sargeant’s paper on Risk and Philanthropy: Systemisation, Education and Professionalisation (2011) and a copy of Professor Shang’s presentation on her latest research on Risk and Philanthropy.• Missed the 2013 inaugural Annual Lectures? Explore our video coverage. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 4 December 2014 | News  89 total views,  1 views today Philanthropists just don’t take enough risks in their charitable giving – calculated risks that, if successful, could lead to even greater impact.That was one of the conclusions of the 2011 Bellagio Initiative Summit, according to Professor Jen Shang, who this morning has taken up the issue at Revolutionise’s second Annual Lectures in London.Professor Shang, Director of Research at the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School, has shared her latest findings with the delegates at the Royal Institution. She has looked at how philanthropists can be helped to do more, and how they can approach this rationally and emotionally.Her research involved interviewing 22 philanthropists from around the world who support international development. In these conversations they were encouraged to reflect on the decisions they had made in their charitable support and their thought process. They were encouraged to work through the areas and issues that they had to overcome in the process of deciding to give and what to support.Five-step process to embracing risks in givingThis reflection on their whole approach to philanthropy was a struggle for most of the philanthropists. To help them, Professor Shang developed a five-step process.1. Define risk: the philanthropists were invited to define what ‘impact risk’ and ‘operational risk’ entailed.2. Assess the degree of risk. This assessment was expected to – and did – change during the process.3. Recognise the pivotal moment in recognising this change in definition or assessment.4. Cope with the negative emotions that are inevitable in think through the steps to making this change.5. Optimise the value that life experience offers their philanthropy.Of course, the process can be iterative, if philanthropy is to continue to be refined and improved. 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. How can philanthropists take more risks in their giving? Tagged with: Major gift Research / statistics  90 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Prevented Planting Could Reach Over 10 Million Acres

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE The total number of unplanted acres this year could eventually top 10 million. The Hagstrom Report quotes USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey as saying the final number could be the highest in years. The number of acres farmers say went unplanted ranges from two million to 10 million acres. A USDA survey of farmer planting intentions came out last week but was heavily criticized as out of date and not accurate. USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service says it will re-survey farmers on their planting intentions. Northey did say he doesn’t know exactly when NASS will conduct that second survey. USDA has already processed prevent plant claims totaling over $151 million. Officials say the total is likely to reach more than $1 billion before it’s all said and done.Northey and Natural Resources Conservation Service boss Matthew Lohr say they want to encourage farmers to plant cover crops if they couldn’t get cash crops in their fields. Northey also says if farmers want to be eligible for the Market Facilitation Program that’s intended to address the loss of international markets due to trade disputes, the acres have to be planted. Home Indiana Agriculture News Prevented Planting Could Reach Over 10 Million Acres Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Jul 1, 2019 Prevented Planting Could Reach Over 10 Million Acres Previous articleDry Weather Allowed for Fieldwork Last WeekNext articleEarly Sign Up Good for New Dairy Program NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Call for investigation of death of photographer beaten up by police

first_img News to go further Reporter-photographer Alim Kazimli (photo), of the main opposition daily Yeni Musavat, died on 19 June from a brain haemorrhage as a result of a beating in a Baku police station last December. He was the second Azerbaijani journalist killed in less than a year. News April 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today urged the Azerbaijan government to launch an immediate enquiry into the weekend death of opposition newspaper photographer-reporter Alim Kazimli (photo), who was severely beaten up by police six months ago.It voiced “astonishment” that the attack had not been investigated and called on interior minister Ramil Usubov to impartially look into the case at once and punish those responsible. “Kazimli is the second journalist to be killed in the capital, Baku, in the past year and we demand that the government take all necessary steps to end this growing violence against journalists and to give them better protection,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.Kazimli, 54, who had worked for the main opposition daily Yeni Musavat for the past 12 years, died on 19 June as a result of a beating he received last 28 December at the Narimanov police station in Baku that left him paralysed on his left side. He fell into a coma on 17 June and then died of a brain haemorrhage. RSF_en He had gone to renew his identity papers at the police station’s passport office, where his wife said he declared he would expose in the paper the corruption and illegal behaviour by police. The office chief, Ali Mamedov, then summoned the policemen involved and they beat him up before calling an ambulance. Kazimli and his family filed a complaint but the attack was not investigated and Mamedov denied it had happened. Repression of journalists in Azerbaijan has increased since the beginning of the year.Akper Hasanov, of the opposition weekly Monitor, was kidnapped on 2 February and held for nearly five hours at military headquarters in Baku. He was forced to deny in writing the content of one of his articles. Ganimat Zahidov (editor) and Azer Ahmedov (technical manager) of the opposition daily Azadlig, were kidnapped by strangers in Baku on 25 Febraury as they left the paper’s offices. They were threatened, beaten up and humiliated in a restaurant and the next day, at 3 a.m., forced to sign confessions at a police station in the city’s Khatai district.Elmar Husseynov, editor of Monitor, was murdered in the stairway of his apartment building on 2 March. The authorities are working on the assumption he was killed because of his job or that his murder was planned abroad. Farid Teymurkhanli, of the daily Zerkalo, was badly beaten by police as he was reporting on a demonstration in Baku on 21 May. Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 20, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for investigation of death of photographer beaten up by policecenter_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News Follow the news on Azerbaijan Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Pacific Oaks College Launches B.S. in Business Administration

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Pacific Oaks College Launches B.S. in Business Administration The College’s Newest Program Prepares Socially-Conscious Business Leaders STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 2:51 pm Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pacific Oaks College announced Tuesday it will introduce a new Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program at its Pasadena and San Jose campuses as well as online, officially launching in May 2020.The program provides students the leadership and analytical skills needed to lead a business or thrive as part of a professional team. It also places heavy emphasis on corporate social responsibility and ethical decision-making in an effort to merge Pacific Oaks’ values and mission of social justice, respect, diversity, and inclusion with the rising need for adept business leaders.“Over the years, business schools were blamed for failing to integrate and promote corporate social responsibility (CSR) in their curricula. Focusing on the bottom line and ignoring the well-being of the community are not acceptable. CSR must be undertaken by businesses to ensure a better tomorrow,” said Dr. Jack Paduntin, President of Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School. “Pacific Oaks College's B.S. in Business Administration program incorporates CSR in various ways. We are proud to play our part and help our students develop socially responsible mindsets, creating both conscientious and successful leaders for tomorrow's business world.”The 120 credit bachelor’s program offers concentrations in business management and human resources management. The core curriculum of the program also touches on essential components of modern businesses such as e-commerce, strategic analysis, data-driven decision making, diversity and inclusion, and global business management.Currently, many undergraduate business administration programs at California public colleges and universities have highly competitive acceptance rates, which may limit students’ access to them or their ability to graduate in a timely manner. Pacific Oaks College’s program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in business administration in a time frame and learning style best suited to their needs. “The new Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Pacific Oaks is designed to prepare students for a successful career in business and management. For adult-learners who have been in the workforce for many years and want to make a positive impact in the world, the program allows individuals to bring their real-world contributions to the classroom while also carving out a pathway that is meaningful in their workplace, elevating them both on a personal and professional level,” said Dr. Theresa Greene, who leads Pacific Oaks’ Business and Management programs.For Pacific Oaks’ B.S. in Business Administration inaugural class, students who enter the program in the summer 2020 term are also eligible to apply for the B.S. Business Administration Scholarship, an award of up to $5000. For more information, applicants are encouraged to contact [email protected] Pacific Oaks College & Children’s SchoolFounded 75 years ago in 1945, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School (PO) is composed of two educational entities. Pacific Oaks College is a non-profit, accredited higher education institution offering bachelor’s and master’s programs in human development, marriage and family therapy, education, early childhood education, teacher preparation, advocacy & social justice, community psychology, business administration, and organizational leadership and management. Pacific Oaks Children’s School provides non-profit early childhood education programs for children ages 6 months through 5 years and has pioneered achievements in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a non-profit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact. 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Renewed calls for end of election voting ‘discrimination’ of islanders

first_img Google+ By News Highland – March 27, 2014 Renewed calls for end of election voting ‘discrimination’ of islanders LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook An election candidate has called for an end to what he describes as discrimination of island voters calling for them to be allowed go to the polls at the same time as those on the mainland.Islanders traditionally cast their votes a number of days before those on the mainland, this has been to avoid bad weather preventing their votes being taken to the mainland on count day.But Labour’s Seamus Rodgers says that should no longer be a consideration – he says those living on the islands are being treated very unfairly:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Google+ News WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleNew road safety campaign urges motorists not to use bluetooth or handsfreeNext articleRecording of Garda station calls could have implications for Morris Tribunal findings News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Nevada is ‘not ready’ to enter Phase 3 of reopening, governor says

first_imgOwensImaging/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(CARSON CITY, Nev.) — Nevada is “not ready” to move into the next phase of reopening due to a rise in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, Gov. Steve Sisolak said.“We’re in the middle of a COVID-19 pandemic, we’re right dead smack in the middle of it,” Sisolak told reporters at a press conference Monday. “Nevadans have made enormous sacrifices to get us to where we are today … I don’t want to let that all go for naught by us having to take a giant step backwards.”Since signing a directive in late May allowing Nevada to enter the second phase of its reopening plan, the governor said the state has experienced an “upward trend” in the number of new cases per day over the past three weeks. Although he noted that testing capacity has increased and the daily cumulative positivity rate is “holding steady or continues to decline,” Sisolak said the seven-day percentage of positive results is climbing.There has also been a “consistent increase” in hospitalizations of patients with confirmed COVID-19 cases across the Silver State since June 5 but not enough to overburden the health care system, according to Sisolak.“We had the expectation that, as a result of reopening and an increase in testing, our positive cases were likely to increase,” he told reporters. “We have seen an increase in positive cases, but that has yet to negatively impact capacity of our hospitals. We’re taking this seriously as we have all along and will allow our medical experts the time to monitor and make assessments.”So far, the state has reported more than 11,200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with at least 465 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.Bars, churches, gyms, movie theaters, spas, tattoo parlors and other businesses have been allowed to resume limited operations from May 29. Casinos were able to reopen on June 4 after two months of state-enforced lockdown. Other businesses, including nightclubs and adult entertainment establishments, have remained closed during the second phase of reopening.Sisolak concluded that he will extend Phase 2.“Before expanding our reopening and entering into Phase 3, we must continue to allow ourselves the time to evaluate this new medical information along with the impact of reopening to make sure we’re doing all we can to protect ourselves and the capacity of our health care system to respond to the virus,” he added.The governor emphasized that the timeline of reopening “will be dictated by the virus.”“We were able to enter Phase 1 and Phase 2 because Nevadans were staying home as much as possible and generally wearing face coverings, washing hands frequently and maintaining six feet of social distancing,” he said. “Now is not the time to abandon these protective measures. It is the time to double down on them. We can only stay open if we stay safe.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NJCAA Announces 2020-21 Eligibility Status

first_img Tags: NJCAA October 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local NJCAA Announces 2020-21 Eligibility Status FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCHARLOTTE, N.C.-In Thursday news from the National Junior College Athletic Association, eligibility status for the 2020-21 season will not count toward student-athlete eligibility. This includes athletes at Snow College, USU Eastern Utah and Salt  Lake Community College in Utah.The eligibility relief is provided to all NJCAA student-athletes regardless of sports season participation in the 2020-21 academic year.NJCAA president/CEO Dr. Christopher Parker, in a Thursday statement, stated the NJCAA Board of Regents felt this decision to be the best for the success and well-being of student-athletes and member institutions of the NJCAA.Returning student-athletes for the Badgers, Eagles and Bruins will be considered “non-counters” for letter of intent and NJCAA eligibility purposes.The NJCAA Eligibility committee will continue review and evaluation concerning the blanket waiver’s impact on eligibility requirements.NJCAA Eligibility Committee Chair Troy Tucker said this is a benefit to member institutions and student-athletes because student-athletes now have the option to choose to participate in studies during this academic year without the fear of burning a year of athletic eligibility should the season be disrupted.Current eligibility and academic requirements will still apply in order for student-athletes to compete in 2020-21 regular season and postseason competition.The eligibility committee will continue to review the participation requirements for the 2020-21 academic year while reassessing for adoption and approval by the NJCAA Board of Regents. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Surrey-based PLC Centro buys rival estate agency Christies

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Surrey-based PLC Centro buys rival estate agency Christies previous nextAgencies & PeopleSurrey-based PLC Centro buys rival estate agency ChristiesResidential and commercial agency Centro PLC and Surrey-based Christies are to combine, creating a business with a £1m+ turnover.The Negotiator21st December 201801,499 Views Centro and Christies Board of Directors Sutton based lettings firm Centro PLC has bought Christies Estate Agents Limited in Cheam to create a business with a turnover of £1,000,000 from residential sales, lettings and financial services within the multi-disciplined Centro Group. It also brings together two well established, family run businesses.Christies’ Director, Andrew Richardson stays as Residential Sales Director and all Christies’ staff members join Centro. Christies’ brand will remain.Ray Harwood FRICS, Chairman of Centro, said, “When we founded Centro nearly 30 years ago, our vision was to get exactly where we are today. We are satisfied the transition will move us on to our realistic short-term turnover of circa £5,000,000, with a strong asset base of three times that figure.”Andrew Richardson, Christies Estate Director and now Residential Sales Director within the Centro Group, added, “I have thoroughly enjoyed five decades of success in this challenging yet ultimately rewarding field and am extremely excited at the prospect of working alongside the Centro team.”Mayfair acquisition Centro PLC Cheam Christie’s estate agents December 21, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021last_img read more

UK restarts Type 31 frigate program competition

first_img View post tag: Type 31 View post tag: Royal Navy After halting a competition for the construction of five Type 31 frigates late July, the UK defense ministry has now relaunched the process.The program was halted on July 24 due to what the defense ministry identified as inadequate competition prior to awarding competitive design phase (CDP) contracts.On August 14, the UK MOD issued a notice saying the competition was once again open. The announcement stated that the five frigates for the Royal Navy are to be built “for a total cost not to exceed £1.25 billion inclusive of Government Furnished Equipment (GFE).”The amount of government furnished equipment that would be made available to the successful bidder was not specified. It is known that some of the equipment from Type 23 frigates is expected to be transferred to Type 26 and 31 ships.The new competition process will consist of a pre-qualification questionnaire, competitive design phase contracts, and finally, a single design and build contract.Interested bidders will be able to submit their expressions to participate by August 20.Bidders whose participation was confirmed for the previously-canceled process were a team composed of Cammell Laird and BAE Systems with a design proposal known as Leander, and a Babcock-led team with the Arrowhead 140 design which was based on the Iver Huitfeldt-class frigates. A third unconfirmed team reportedly taking part in the competition were Atlas Elektronik UK and Thyssenkrup Marine Systems.center_img Share this articlelast_img read more