Lafarge Africa PLC ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 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 (  2011 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

E-Tranzact International Plc ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Belle Mare Holding Ltd ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgBelle Mare Holding Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Belle Mare Holding Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Belle Mare Holding Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Belle Mare Holding Ltd (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBelle Mare Holding Limited is a Mauritian investment company that engages in the commercial and property sectors. The company invests in ventures such as hotels and leisure, banks and insurance firms, as well as agriculture and exports. Belle Mare Holding Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Belle Mare Holding Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

3 steps to help me make a passive income after the market crash

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However, the yields available across the stock market suggest that equities offer a relatively high income return while interest rates are low.Through buying a diverse range of companies with affordable shareholder payouts, an investor like me could build a resilient income stream. And that could improve their financial position in the long run.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…Buying shares to make a passive incomeSome investors may naturally seek to sell shares and buy less risky assets to make a passive income after the 2020 market crash. It showed that equity markets can suddenly become extremely volatile, which can lead to some companies being forced to reduce or even cancel their dividends.However, on a relative basis, shares continue to offer a more generous income return than other mainstream assets. Many companies continue to pay dividends. And since their share prices have fallen, it is possible to build a worthwhile income portfolio containing high-yielding stocks.At the same time, assets such as cash and bonds now offer limited passive income opportunities. This is due to a loose monetary policy being followed by policymakers. Meanwhile, high house prices may mean that yields are relatively low for property investors at the moment. Therefore, focusing on shares could be a sound means of obtaining a generous income return at the present time.Dividend affordabilityOf course, it is important to only buy those shares that have affordable dividends when seeking to make a passive income. This means the dividend being covered by net profit. It may also mean that they have defensive business models. Such models are not negatively impacted by an uncertain economic outlook to the same extent as some of their cyclical peers.Companies that have affordable dividends may also be able to raise shareholder payouts at a faster pace in the coming years. Investors may not view inflation as a major threat for now. But the scale of monetary policy stimulus in many major economies could mean that obtaining positive real-terms dividend growth becomes increasingly important in the future.Reducing risk through diversificationA company’s dividend may be affordable. But it is a good idea to diversify across sectors and regions when making a passive income from equities. Any industry or region can experience a difficult period. And such periods can affect even the very best companies in specific sectors. Therefore, it is sensible to own a variety of businesses within a portfolio. This will help to reduce overall risk. And it could mean that an investor enjoys a more resilient income return in the coming years.The cost of buying shares now is relatively low as online share-dealing has increased in popularity. So diversifying is an affordable strategy for almost all investors. It could help an investor to overcome future threats and enjoy a rising income in the coming years. See all posts by Peter Stephens 3 steps to help me make a passive income after the market crash 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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On this day: 19th Amendment adopted

first_img August 26, 2017 at 6:07 pm Mama Mia August 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 August 28, 2017 at 4:58 pm 27 COMMENTS Mama Mia And, homes and cars burnt and destroyed from power transmitters that had been blown out and that had started fires that swept across like dominoes with the flames being blown to the next house by the powerful winds, and on and on, like the domino effect. I had not thought too much about that happening in a hurricane. Please enter your comment! Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia August 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm Mama Mia Another person struck and killed by the train on Ronald Reagan Blvd. and Lake Mary Blvd. in Longwood today. This one was on a bicycle. It wasn’t long ago that another person was struck and killed. The train crossings are so dangerous. Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Mama Mia On this day in historyAugust 26th, 1920Women get the right to voteFrom the History ChannelThe 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of struggle by woman suffragists. Its two sections read simply: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” and “Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”America’s woman suffrage movement was founded in the mid 19th century by women who had become politically active through their work in the abolitionist and temperance movements. In July 1848, 200 woman suffragists, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, met in Seneca Falls, New York, to discuss women’s rights. After approving measures asserting the right of women to educational and employment opportunities, they passed a resolution that declared “it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.” For proclaiming a women’s right to vote, the Seneca Falls Convention was subjected to public ridicule, and some backers of women’s rights withdrew their support. However, the resolution marked the beginning of the woman suffrage movement in America.The first national woman’s rights convention was held in 1850 and then repeated annually, providing an important focus for the growing woman suffrage movement. In the Reconstruction era, the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted, granting African American men the right to vote, but Congress declined to expand enfranchisement into the sphere of gender. In 1869, the National Woman Suffrage Association was founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to push for a woman suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Another organization, the American Woman Suffrage Association, led by Lucy Stone, was formed in the same year to work through the state legislatures. In 1890, these two groups were united as the National American Woman Suffrage Association. That year, Wyoming became the first state to grant women the right to vote.By the beginning of the 20th century, the role of women in American society was changing drastically: Women were working more, receiving a better education, bearing fewer children, and three more states (Colorado, Utah, and Idaho) had yielded to the demand for female enfranchisement. In 1916, the National Woman’s Party (formed in 1913 at the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage) decided to adopt a more radical approach to woman suffrage. Instead of questionnaires and lobbying, its members picketed the White House, marched, and staged acts of civil disobedience.In 1917, America entered World War I, and women aided the war effort in various capacities that helped break down most of the remaining opposition to woman suffrage. By 1918, women had acquired equal suffrage with men in 15 states, and both the Democratic and Republican parties openly endorsed female enfranchisement.In January 1918, the woman suffrage amendment passed the House of Representatives with the necessary two-thirds majority vote. In June 1919, it was approved by the Senate and sent to the states for ratification. Campaigns were waged by suffragists around the country to secure ratification, and on August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.The package containing the certified record of the action of the Tennessee legislature was sent by train to the nation’s capital, arriving in the early hours of August 26. At 8 a.m. that morning, Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed it without ceremony at his residence in Washington. None of the leaders of the woman suffrage movement were present when the proclamation was signed, and no photographers or film cameras recorded the event. That afternoon, Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the National American Suffrage Association, was received at the White House by President Woodrow Wilson and Edith Wilson, the first lady. Mama Mia August 26, 2017 at 6:13 pm Mama Mia At least 12,000 National Guards have been deployed to Texas. Thank God! Also the Texas National Guards. Reply Mama Mia August 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm Mama Mia Reply How about that photo of the big dog named Otis, I think, in the Houston flood, who escaped the screened in back porch and got scared and ran off during the hurricane, but not before grabbing up his giant bag of dog chow and dragging it with him down the road, until a good Samarian got him reunited with his owner. That was so cute. Loved it! August 26, 2017 at 4:57 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply I was so fat I could of been the Princess of Whales, at one time…..LOL I am trying to make you all laugh and lift your spirits. Paris Hilton has stated that she could have been Princess of Wales ( if it weren’t for her sex tape,that is….that is what she said) Yes, I really admired Princess Diana. I have been watching all the latest specials on tv about her life. I watched one yesterday on UCFO- TV. I didn’t realize there was a fire at palace back in 1992, according to yesterday’s program shown. That place was fabulous inside. Wow. Reply The Apopka neighborhoods around here are having hurricane parties. It doesn’t matter to them if the hurricane is as far away as Texas, they don’t care, as it is something to celebrate. See, I told you what a happy bunch we have around here in the “hoods”…..LOL Mama Mia Reply August 28, 2017 at 5:21 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Who is going to win the big fight tonight? The trash talk coming from both men is awful, and hideous! I know the intent is to intimidate your opponent, but I am the one getting intimidated when I read what they have been saying to each other! This goes beyond, the old, ” I’ll eat your kids” OMG….then Tyson really did bite off an ear! But not from a kid’s ear….LOL Geesh! August 28, 2017 at 4:39 pm Mama Mia There will never be a hurricane named after me…..Mama Mia….LOL. That is okay though, because after the deadly Hurricane Katrina, people got mad about her name, and didn’t like the name Katrina…..I think it is a pretty name though, but then again, I didn’t weather that deadly hurricane there, when it blew through and destroyed the New Orleans area. August 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm Why do we even have a hurricane named Harvey this year? There was already a tropical depression that was given that name back in 2005 on the official list. Are they running out of names??? Mama Mia Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter I’ve got to get off of here and go do some errands, but honestly, that North Korean missile fired over Japan today is an act of war! 9 trillion gallons of water flooding the Houston area. I can’t image that much water flowing through a big city, and raining down there, and how can they estimate the amount of water? Weatherman said 1-inch of rainfall equals 23, 000 gallons of water. Heard that on our area tv channel. I can’t help but think how big of an area are they speaking of? I’m not doubting their estimates, but it is hard to figure how they come up with that estimate. Just thankful it is not happening here! How will those people be able to get their lives back to normal after this disaster? Proud to be a NASTY woman….#she persisted August 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply Women can’t take their rights for granted anymore, not during these perilous times, because there are “leaders” in power now who will yank the rug out from under us women, figuratively speaking, and set our rights back for us hundreds of years of progress that was hard fought for. Don’t think it can’t happen for one minute, and be very aware of those who are in power and for what they stand for, and if they are not for women’s rights, then vote them out of office ( while you still can) ! Mama Miacenter_img August 26, 2017 at 4:41 pm Mama Mia Reply TAGS19th AmendmentThe HIstory Channel Previous articleMortgage Rates Hold Steady Around 4%Next articleWhat You Need to Know about Food Allergies Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR August 28, 2017 at 5:35 pm Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. August 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm Please enter your name here Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Reply August 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia I’ve been looking at the photos coming in from Rockport, Texas and showing the hurricane damage. It brings back memories for sure, but while things were bad here in Central Florida in the past, not quite that bad! It is alarming to see what can happen when a hurricane moves ashore and on inland. I remember the big super heavy duty billboards out 436, huge ones, where the entire billboard was bent forward and it made the enormous poles just bent over in a U-shape with the billboard down underneath, and huge trees downed, and blue tarps on roofs everywhere, and places that were flooded that I had never seen flooded under water. One parking lot that had a grocery store as an anchor had oaks that had grown very large in the lot, and they blew over onto cars that were parked beneath them, out on 436 past 17-92. Those cars set there quite awhile before they were removed out of the parking lot. Mama Mia I don’t know why I don’t remember the fire in the 1992 Windsor Castle. It started in Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel because of a spotlight against a curtain that caught fire. It took a total of 200 firemen, a total of 35 fire engines, 1.5 million gallons of the public water supply, water from a swimming pool, a pond, and eventually water out of the Thames River to put it out. It burned for 15 hours total. The palace was extensively damaged and required several years, plus a cost of 36.5 million dollars to re-build it. And the unbelievable part is, that the Windsor Castle was not insured, nor were the Royal Collections, which included priceless articles of art and paintings!!!! Can you believe it??? The castle and collections were TOO VALUABLE to insure! This led to funding from private donations coming in, and to Buckingham Palace being opened to the public and an admission price that was charged per person for the tour that was collected for years to come. The Queen kicked in 2 million of her own money, and here is the biggie…… the Queen was required to start paying income tax for the first time ever on her income, and has had to pay income taxes since 1993, and continues to do so right up to this day!!!! Now hear me ROAR……LOL August 28, 2017 at 3:43 pm August 26, 2017 at 6:56 pm Then there were the tornadoes that spun off the hurricane there in Texas, if the hurricane force winds and water weren’t enough for the people to deal with! Life is so fragile now days. August 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm Reply August 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm The Texas people need to see a rainbow appear across the skies, a sign to give them some hope. I haven’t seen one resident crying, however, they seem to just accept it all, push forward, and hang in there the best they can, keeping the faith. I would have been a basket case of tears, if that was me in that situation. I guess that is my coping mechanism, just the way I am. August 28, 2017 at 5:27 pm Trump is suppose to go to Houston tomorrow, maybe, that is, because he also plans to go to Missouri. He is going to see the devastation for himself. I know he will promise the moon, to help them, but will he? He tends to say one thing and do the opposite. Talk about draining the swamp……!!! August 28, 2017 at 4:51 pm Mama Mia August 28, 2017 at 5:05 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply August 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm Honey Boo Boo is turning 12 years old today. Happy Birthday Honey Boo Boo…. I heard that this is the day that Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales divorced. So sad, the love triangle, and then the loss of Princess Diana. I remember the day of the tunnel auto accident, all to well, from sitting and watching it on tv. Today is also the day in history of the University of Florida grisly murders of the college students in Gainesville. I heard this on tv today, this morning, although I didn’t look it up. I remember that time, all too well, it had me on edge, as well as everyone else. I was relieved when they executed that guy that was responsible for their horrid deaths. He did confess to it. Another one I was relieved that they executed was Ted Bundy! UH OH…..just got a breaking news brief and beep on my computer. North Korean missile fired over Japan! Also Duke Energy asking for a 8% increase on power bills. Reply Our president still wants funding to build the wall! He even says that we need a good government shutdown if he doesn’t get the funding he wants for the wall. I can only imagine the hardships that this will create, not only for those hard-hit victims of the hurricane out there, but for everybody! He needs to re-think that wall at a time such as this, where people are in dire need of help immediately. What is wrong with him? Seriously, what is it with him? Hurricane Harvey is going to loop back around and come inland AGAIN on the Gulf Coast. Harvey is very vengeful! August 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia I don’t know how in the world that there are people who can say with certainty that there are no sharks swimming in the freeways of the deep waters in the city of Houston. It is possible. How do they know if it is a hoax or not? There was a picture of a man catching a fish inside his flooded living room in Texas with his bare hands. Was that a hoax too? I think probably there are sharks swimming around in that water. August 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm Reply Reply Reply August 26, 2017 at 4:56 pm “I’m every woman, it’s all in me”…..just like the words from the song that Whitney Houston sang so beautifully. August 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm Reply I saw photos of a herd of long horn cattle in a Texas pasture running along the fences with water flooded and close up to their bellies and they were trying to find some higher land but had nowhere to go. I felt sorry for them. I saw a photo of someone’s home damaged and they had left their two big dogs chained out to a flimsy looking dog house. Only one dog house, I believe. Who would do that, and leave their dogs out in a Category 4 hurricane while they sit inside? I would have brought them in even if they were not housebroken. What were they thinking?last_img read more

Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses “COPY” Schuchart/Dow Year:  Contractor: Manufacturers: GAF, James Hardie, Premier SIPs, Viking Range, Distinctive Glass, Lexan, Shou Shugi Ban, Stinson Lumber Architect of Record: Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig Olson Kundig Area:  693 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderCurated by Fernanda Castro Share Scavenger Studio / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveScavenger Studio / Olson Kundig Photographs Projects Photographs:  Benjamin Benschneider Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•United States Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” 2014 Project Architects:Les Eerkes, Okano YousmanDesign Principal:Tom KundigCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. Scavenger Studio is a 693-square-foot studio designed for an artist/activist. The little structure is situated in the woods in rural Washington state and was built using as much free-cycled material as possible. Scavenged materials—ranging from cabinetry to plants—were salvaged from homes slated to be demolished.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe kitchen and living area occupy the ground level of the double-height interior, while a floor-to-ceiling window-wrapped sleeping loft, accessible via a steel staircase, provides views of the forest. A panel next to the bed drops down, opening the room directly to its surroundings.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanThe studio sits light on the land, resting on a simple, six-footed foundation which also helped to limit construction costs. The facade is clad in T1-11 plywood, which was charred by the owner to achieve the desired tonal value.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe exterior also includes painted HardiePanel. Kitchen cabinets were saved from a house the contractor was demolishing. The floor is masonite, the ceilings are plywood, and the walls are drywall. Polycarbonate panels were used for clerestory windows.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessVenice Biennale 2018: Collateral Events AnnouncedArchitecture News6 Tips for Designing and Building a Tiny HouseArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 02, 2018Cite: “Scavenger Studio / Olson Kundig” 02 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?‘拾荒者’工作室 / Eerkes Architects + Olson Kundig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 streamlast_img read more

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks pass £2m total for Help the Hospices

first_img Tagged with: corporate  19 total views,  2 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. Howard Lake | 22 December 2011 | News The Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have now raised £2 million for Help the Hospices, their charity partner for the past four years.Part of the success of the campaign has been put down to the fact that, from the outset, each branch was twinned with its local hospice. The bank’s Charitable Foundation has matched all money raised by employees and helped facilitate a series of employee initiatives through volunteering and in-kind support to add further value to the partnership.On average, £1,429 has been raised every day by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank’s employees. The number of employees signed up to the national Payroll Giving scheme has increased from just 0.5% to 21 per cent since 2006, resulting in over £250,000 being donated to a number of charities.More than £1.2 million has been donated to local hospices, with over £800,000 funding a range of training, education and resources for hospice staff, helping them to provide the best care to everyone facing the end of life.Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank’s employees have donated over 13,000 hours to volunteering initiatives, including work within local hospices such as refurbishments, gardening and mentoring.Jacqui Atkinson, community affairs manager at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank said: “We are delighted to reach the milestone £2million, which not only exceeded our expectations but was reached months ahead of target.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks pass £2m total for Help the Hospiceslast_img read more

Woman accused of lying about firefighter husband to collect $11K in donations: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Police are investigating a Southern California woman who allegedly exploited last month’s Holy Fire by posing as a fireman’s wife in a scheme to bilk $11,000 from unwitting donors, authorities said.Ashley Bemis, 28, allegedly posted on a community page on Facebook saying that her husband was fighting the fire that scorched over 23,000 acres in Orange and Riverside counties and requested donations in his honor, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.“My Shane works for Cal Fire and is out on the Holy Fire right now,” she allegedly wrote on the page, according to court documents. “I also have two other family members and many friends out on this fire and other fires burning here in California. I received a text today from Shane saying it’s pretty much a living hell out there battling the unpredictable ‘Holy Hell Fire.’”“I wanted to put it out there to everyone and say I will happily meet you and pick up any donation to the firefighters and first responders that are on the front lines right now,” the post allegedly added.The Facebook post has since been deleted. Bemis had not been charged or arrested as of early Tuesday morning and did not immediately respond to an ABC News request for comment.When sheriffs showed up at Bemis’ apartment and garage with a search warrant they found over $11,000 in cash and gifts — all allegedly scammed out of charitable neighbors.“We believe [she collected these items] knowing she was not taking them to benefit the firefighters,” Carrie Braun, a spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.“We took this very seriously because we know that people were donating out of the good of their hearts to a cause that they believed was really going to be going to the people they were donating to. Unfortunately this seemed to be well planned, well organized fraud case,” Braun told ABC News.Investigators said they were tipped off by suspicious social media users who claimed Bemis had a “long history” of misrepresenting herself to “obtain free items from caring people by making them feel sorry for her,” according to a search warrant obtained by the Orange County sheriff.“Once she received those items she turned around and sold those items to make a profit from them,” an investigator wrote in the warrant application. “The postings referred to Ashley as a scammer. In less than a week the donations sites all stopped taking items for Ashley because of the alleged fraud.”One investigator said he spoke with Cal Fire Capt. Tina Brady, who found no record of a firefighter by the name of Shane Goodman in California or anywhere else in the U.S.She said Bemis’ list included items that firefighters would “never use.” Brady also told police that firefighters deployed to battle the Holy Fire were given “everything they needed,” slept in hotels and they do not take baths using bottled water — as Bemis allegedly claimed in her posts.No charges have been filed yet against Bemis. Authorities are now asking the public come forward and fill out a questionnaire, detailing anything they may have donated in response to Bemis’ alleged requests for those battling the Holy Fire.Investigators say they will try to match those questionnaires to the thousands of dollars’ worth of items they found in a garage at her apartment during the search warrant, and present that as evidence to the District Attorney’s office.“She was really taking advantage of individuals that were coming from a good place … preying on people’s willingness to help so we really want to do everything we can to hold her accountable for the things that she’s done,” Braun said.The focus of the investigation is on the Holy Fire Donations — but investigators said they spoke with Bemis and several witnesses who claimed they’d been duped by Bemis in the past.One woman told police that Bemis once faked a pregnancy and told her that her husband had left the county to take care of sick mother, leaving her alone with no help.“My first experience with Ashley was in 2012, when she faked a pregnancy by wearing graduating pregnancy suits for 9 months, claiming that her husband Shane had died of a terminal illness, and that her first 2-year-old child had died of a heart defect,” the witness posted on Facebook, according to court documents.“She was all alone so we all rallied around her, and the ladies even threw her a baby shower, where she gladly accepted our gifts.”The witness said she eventually got Bemis to “admit that it was all a hoax and that she had been wearing a pregnancy suit the whole time,” but she refused to return the donations.Another woman named in the search warrant affidavit tells ABC News she hired Bemis as a nanny for her son in 2011. Less than a year later, “I came across a photo of my son, dressed up as a girl and her claiming that it was her daughter… I was horrified,” Emily Strickland told ABC News.Strickland told authorities about the ordeal, and says she obtained a restraining order against Bemis, fearing her son would be kidnapped.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oceanic and atmospheric forcing of early Holocene ice shelf retreat, George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctica Peninsula

first_imgWe use lake sediment records from an epishelf lake on Alexander Island to provide a detailed picture of the Holocene history of George VI Ice Shelf (GVI-IS). Core analyses included; micropaleontology (diatoms/foraminifera), stable isotope (δ18O, δ13C), geochemistry (total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN), C/N ratios) and grain-size analyses. These data provide robust evidence for one period of past ice shelf absence during the early Holocene. The timing of this period has been constrained by 10 AMS 14C dates performed on mono-specific foraminifera samples. These dates suggest that GVI-IS was absent between c 9600 cal yr BP and c 7730 cal yr BP. This early Holocene collapse immediately followed a period of maximum Holocene warmth that is recorded in some Antarctic ice cores and coincides with an influx of warmer ocean water onto the western Antarctic Peninsula (AP) shelf at c 9000 cal yr BP. The absence of a currently extant ice shelf during this time interval suggests that early Holocene ocean-atmosphere variability in the AP was greater than that measured in recent decades.last_img read more

SHADE: Piracy still a threat in Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean

first_img November 29, 2017 View post tag: CMF View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: SHADE SHADE: Piracy still a threat in Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean Authoritiescenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today SHADE: Piracy still a threat in Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean View post tag: EU NAVFOR Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EU Naval Forces (EU NAVFOR) welcomed delegates to the 41st Shared Awareness and De-confliction (SHADE) conference on counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean in Bahrain on November 22.The diversification and proliferation of wider maritime security threats in the Gulf of Aden and the Southern Red Sea, which prompted the establishment of the Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC), was a focus of discussion at this year’s SHADE.As highlighted by recent events, the threat of piracy persists. The development by EU NAVFOR of a Standard Tactical Instruction to help coordinate multi-national responses to piracy events within the region was therefore timely, CMF said. The conference also considered the scope of this instruction and how it might best be introduced through developing a 1-2 day activity to enable multiple nations to practice and confirm their ability to resolve a pirate attack.The ongoing partnership between CMF, EU NAVFOR and all other agencies and actors in the region remains vital in ensuring the safe passage of vessels and the development of a safe and secure maritime environment. This has been demonstrated by recent events in the region, with the successful detention of six Somalia-based suspected pirates by EU NAVFOR, following a failed attack on the 55,000-ton containership MV EVER DYNAMIC, 300 miles east of Mogadishu and fishing vessel GALERNA III in the same vicinity on the following day.The fact that such a quick resolution was achieved is a testimony to the ongoing commitment by all involved and reinforces actions taken earlier this year with the rescue and release of the OS35 by the Chinese Navy, according to a statement issued by CMF.As threats and risks in the Gulf of Aden, the southern Red Sea and Bab-el-Mandeb waters become increasingly dynamic, the need to achieve close and effective collaboration between all stakeholders requires constant training, alongside the development of appropriate, acceptable and well-understood policy and procedures, it was concluded during the conference.Speaking on completion of the SHADE conference, Jakob Paaske Larsen, Maersk Line Company Security Officer, said:“Global trade depends on the sea lanes in the Gulf of Aden and the Northwest Indian Ocean to be secure, something that cannot be taken for granted. The threat of piracy is still present in the region as evidenced a few days ago by a pirate attack on a container vessel, and the subsequent intervention and arrest of the suspected pirates by an EU warship.”“To A. P. Moller – Maersk the continued presence and involvement of CMF, MSCHOA, UKMTO and the many independent force contributors is essential. Our participation here at the 41st SHADE meeting has only reinforced this view, and we extend our thanks to all international organisations and countries who have put upon themselves to help secure the freedom of navigation on this key trade route from the Far East to Europe and the United States,” he added.The SHADE initiative began in 2008 as a way of coordinating activities with regards to counter-piracy operations and self-protection measures in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Key aspects of the SHADE conference are the exchange of views and information sharing among all stakeholders.SHADE is also used to discuss and coordinate merchant shipping through the MSTC, aerial coverage of the piracy high-risk area by maritime patrol aircraft and coordinated efforts to deal effectively with the piracy threat.Through the SHADE process, in early 2012 China, India and Japan agreed to coordinate their merchant vessel escorts in the ITRC, and by June 2012, South Korea had also agreed to do the same. Share this articlelast_img read more