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Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 UK biotech stocks to watch in 2021

first_img2 UK biotech stocks to watch in 2021 Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: BMK ERGO Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img The biotech industry has been on a roll lately. Innovations from biotech stocks, like Oxford Biomedica, continue to generate headlines around the progress of Covid-19 vaccines. But what about developments unrelated to the pandemic?Two unique biotech companies have caught my attention, both of which seem to have incredible potential for growth. Would I buy them now?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…A biotech stock breeding successFishermen have been struggling to keep up with the rapidly rising demand for fish through traditional fishing methods. To keep up, many businesses are turning towards aquaculture. That’s an industry where the fish are bred, raised and eventually harvested for consumption, rather than catching them wild.Between 1990 and 2018, aquaculture’s total fish production increased over 520%. And this created a very favourable environment for Benchmark Holdings (LSE:BMK).The biotech stock has three operations. Its genetics department uses genomics to breed fish and improve their resistances towards most diseases. The second manufactures specialised food that improves health and reduces mortality. The final segment focuses on developing specialised medicine to treat infected salmon.For example, sea lice are a plague that costs salmon breeders nearly $1bn worldwide each year. However, Benchmark successfully created an award-winning solution that eliminates sea lice without harming the fish.Combined, the company enables farmers to maximise their efficiency and yield. The stock has a strong balance sheet and clearly operates in a market growing at exceptional rates.However, there are some considerable risks. The business is still young and has yet to generate any profits. What’s more, its portfolio of products, while impressive, remains quite limited. As such, it looks overly dependent on certain key products in my eyes.Providing a path through clinical trialsThe pharmaceutical industry is one of the most highly regulated sectors in the market today. And while the regulations protect patients’ health, they also introduce complications for pharmaceutical companies.Fortunately, Ergomed (LSE:ERGO) has a solution. The biotech stock is a global provider of specialised clinical trial services for the drug development industry.Its pharmacovigilance (PV) segment performs drug safety monitoring throughout all stages of development, as well as after a product enters the market. The firm also provides research management services through its clinical research outsourcing (CRO) department. These services include planning, monitoring, and reporting of clinical trial data.The PV and CRO industries are expected to grow by 11.6%, and 7.5%, respectively, over the next five years. Needless to say, I think this presents a considerable investment opportunity.But there is one significant problem I’ve spotted for this biotech stock — Brexit. As the UK is no longer part of the EU, the regulatory environment for drug development has already begun to change. And this continues to create complications and delays throughout the drug development process.Consequently, any delays in clinical trials will impact Ergomed’s revenue, at least temporarily. However, the degree of impact should be limited as the firm generates most of its revenue outside the UK. The bottom lineBoth of these biotech stocks have performed exceptionally well over the last 12 months. Combined, their share prices have increased by over 100%!And while I see enormous potential in both businesses, there remain several unknown factors that make me slightly cautious. Therefore, I’m not adding either stock to my portfolio just yet. But I’m definitely going to keep an eye on them. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Oxford Biomedica. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

‘Pray for peace,’ says Tanzania primate after attack

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Comments (1) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET March 26, 2013 at 8:56 am Amen. Amen. As we read in church on Palm Sunday from Luke, Jesus on the cross “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.” From genuine forgiveness can come genuine peace and reconciliation. Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Comments are closed. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Anglican Communion News Service] Christians are calling for prayers and for peace and reconciliation in Tanzania following a horrific attack on the residence of Archbishop Valentino Mokiwa, bishop of Dar es Salaam and primate of the Anglican Church of Tanzania.On the night of March 2, a security guard at the residence of the archbishop was attacked by unknown assailants wielding machetes or “panga.” The guard is recovering and the archbishop has asked for prayers for healing from the physical and mental scars that such an unprovoked attack has caused.There is no proof who led the attack, but people purporting to be Muslim fundamentalists had threatened the archbishop and his name was included on a list of “most wanted” alongside the archbishops of the Roman Catholic Church and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania.Dar es Salaam is Arabic for “the abode of peace” and true Islam is known as the way of peace. The relationship between Christians and Muslims across the country has historically been good. Provincial Secretary Canon Dickson Chilongani said, “For many years we have lived in peace with Muslims and so peace and reconciliation will always be at the forefront.”The archbishop said he has only love for those who seek to bring harm and is committed to praying for them and he asks for all Christians and Muslims to join the Anglican Church of Tanzania in praying for peace. Africa, Director of Music Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Les Singleton says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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OKasian House / Fitzsimmons Architects

first_imgSave this picture!+ 23 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United States Projects ArchDaily OKasian House / Fitzsimmons ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOKasian House / Fitzsimmons Architects Text description provided by the architects. Downtown Oklahoma City is in the midst of a rebirth and it bears little resemblance to the barren dry landscape that was the backdrop of Steinbeck’s great novel. In the setting of a bustling and revitalized Downtown, The OKasian House was the debut effort of a new architecture firm. Nestled in the heart of the city, it reinterprets the idea of home and downtown living, and serves as home, architectural office, and design workshop. The site, once home to 3 buildings demolished in the 80’s satisfied the owners’ enthusiasm for downtown living and the architect’s belief in urban in-fill.Save this picture!The form is mathematically influenced by numerals important to the owners, and aesthetically expressive of their unique taste. It is enveloped in metal with large expanses of brick, glass and skylights, providing approximately 2400 sf of living space filled with art and furniture by the Owner/Architect as well as other local artists. One objective was to maximize the view of Oklahoma City’s growing skyline. Placing the building at the South end of the lot accomplished that and accommodates discreet alley garage and shop access on the South lower level. This placement also allows a future building to the north. Guest entry to the property utilizes a set of original concrete steps and takes the visitor through the site of a bamboo lined courtyard on the North side of the house. The North wall of all sliding glass panels mesh the interior with the courtyard, and invite one into spaces which flow and change to accommodate the owners’ needs. A sixteen foot high corner of glass, framing the downtown view, serves as a focus for nearly every point within. Whether one is in the galley kitchen, the balcony office or the two story volume living room, the outdoors is an inviting presence. Save this picture!Three outdoor spaces have been included, all of which allow interaction with the reviving neighborhood while maintaining a level of privacy. Foremost of these spaces is a sheltered roof top deck, perfect for catching one of Oklahoma’s panoramic sunsets or an evening’s view of the downtown skyline’s twinkling lights.Project gallerySee allShow lessArchitectes d’Aujourd’hui: Young Practices in France, a debate in ColumbiaArticlesWeilburg Terraces / ACMEArticles Share Year:  “COPY” Architects: Fitzsimmons Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Oklahoma City, United States 2007 OKasian House / Fitzsimmons Architects Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFitzsimmons ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasOklahoma CityHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on October 17, 2009Cite: “OKasian House / Fitzsimmons Architects” 17 Oct 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?OKasian House / Fitzsimmons 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 streamlast_img read more

No. 3 Kansas proves too much as Frogs drop fifth-straight

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kansas center Udoka Azubuike throws down one of many dunks against TCU on Saturday. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter + posts Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Colin Post Facebook ReddIt Linkedin printDespite pulling within four points late in the second half, shooting failures plagues TCU men’s basketball Saturday afternoon, falling 60-46 to No. 3 Kansas to drop their fifth-straight game.The Horned Frogs shot just 35 percent as a team.Center Udoka Azubuike and guard Devon Dotson were the Jayhawks’ lone sources of offense, combining for 38 points. Dotson also added 11 assists.“Azubuike’s obviously really good. He’s probably the best big man in the country,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Dotson’s probably the best point guard in the country.” Kansas center Udoka Azubuike grabs one of 15 rebounds he posted against TCU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.While the duo shot 17-for-31 combined, the rest of the team finished just 7-for-27.Azubuike certainly won the battle of two of the Big 12’s premier big men, holding TCU center Kevin Samuel to just one field goal attempt and zero points.He added 15 rebounds, the main reason why the Jayhawks out-rebound the Frogs 44-31.“We got to get him [Samuel] the ball more, but we have to get more efficient as well,” Dixon said. “I think he did a lot of good things; obviously, scoring wasn’t one of them”The win was the 700th in Kansas’ head coach Bill Self’s career. He becomes the second-fastest NCAA Division I coach to reach the milestone — just nine months behind former Indiana head coach Bob Knight.Guard Desmond Bane finished with 20 points and five rebounds for TCU. The senior now has 1,630 career points, tying him with Reggie Smith for fifth on TCU’s all-time scoring list. Guard Desmond Bane is tied for fifth on TCU’s all-time scoring list after posting 20 against Kansas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The Frogs looked energized defensively in the opening minutes. Kansas started the game 0-for-8 from the field, allowing TCU to take an early 6-2 lead.However, The Jayhawks cleaned things up as Azubuike, the Big 12’s leader in field goal percentage (76.3 percent), took over. The center hit six-straight shots, five of which were dunks, to lead Kansas on a 17-5 run, giving them the lead and control of the game.Meanwhile, the Frogs couldn’t buy a bucket on offense, going through a 6:40 scoring drought at one point. They shot just 30 percent in the first half.TCU’s poor shooting and Azubuike’s continued dominance would give the Frogs a 31-18 deficit going into the halftime break.Eighteen points were TCU’s lowest first-half total this season.While Azubuike finished the first 20 minutes 7-for-10 from the field, the rest of the Jayhawks stood at just 6-for-26.TCU wasn’t ready to go away in the second half. Although their poor shooting continued, their strong defense kept Kansas from extending their lead further.Finally, the Frogs got it going offensively. A 7-0 run, capped off by an alley-oop from guard R.J. Nembhard to guard P.J. Fuller, pulled TCU within five with 8:29 left to play.The Frogs would get as close as four — but fouls called on TCU on two consecutive plays seemed to put a stop to their momentum. Kansas took advantage and pushed their lead back to double digits, where it would stay for the remainder of the game.“We were playing with enthusiasm,” Bane said about TCU’s late run. “We were playing hard, playing for each other.”Nembhard and Fuller joined Bane in double figures, combining for 21 points. Of TCU’s 46 points, 41 had come from that trio.Guard PJ Fuller drives to the basket in the second half on Saturday against Kansas. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The loss drops TCU to 13-10 overall and 4-6 in Big 12 play. They have now lost six of their last seven conference games.“I just want to tell the young guys about my experiences and the things I’ve been through,” Bane said. “I’ve been in this position before, and there are still a lot of quality opportunities out there.”Up next, TCU will travel to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday. Twitter Colin Post First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Previous articleMen’s tennis suffers another loss on the roadNext articleMarketing program aims to connect students with community Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Post Linkedin Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Colin Post Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Covering chaos : Journalists struggle to work effectively amidst fighting in Mogadishu

first_img News SomaliaAfrica January 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists March 2, 2021 Find out more SomaliaAfrica Reporters Without Borders and its Somali partner organisation paid tribute to journalists trying to work in strife-torn Mogadishu where an alliance of warlords is battling an Islamist militia and offered advice on how to do their jobs effectively.“The effect of the fighting on the media’s capacity to report confidently and independently is worrying,” said press freedom organisations Reporters Without Borders and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)”Journalists in conflict areas are habitually treated as enemies or as servants by conflicting groups, because of their role in uncovering the truth. We strongly appeal to the two groups fighting in Mogadishu to respect the rights of innocent people to live free from terror, including the rights of journalists to report impartially”, they said.Seven FM radio stations and at least four newspapers are trying to cover the hostilities independently and they face escalating difficulties. The rights of journalists are frequently trampled in Somalia and violators enjoy absolute impunity.Many local journalists have refused to cover the conflict because of the high risk of being hounded or killed by the belligerents determined to stop them reporting unwelcome facts.Some newspapers are not being printed on schedule because of lack of staff, shortage of transport and the high price of materials. Circulation has fallen off since vendors are too fearful to take to streets held by militia. Key road junctions in the city which vendors used until recently have been turned into checkpoints held by armed men. During the latest fighting by the warring groups in the capital, a landmine was buried on the road leading to the headquarters of NUSOJ. It was removed before anyone could be injured.Destabilised by the violence, Mogadishu’s journalists are failing to cover the fighting effectively for fear that they will be targeted themselves. Most of them have little experience or background information about the mechanics and evolution of conflict. But the media has been trying in past few days of fighting to present the views of ordinary citizens opposed to armed confrontation. May 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Covering chaos : Journalists struggle to work effectively amidst fighting in Mogadishu RSF_en Further, some journalists have been paid a lot of money by the different factions to publish false information, to advance the belligerents’ political agenda. Journalists have been paid amounts ranging from $50 to $500 to plant misleading stories.The civilian inhabitants of Mogadishu are either fleeing the city or trying to hide from the battle. Like other civilians, journalists living or working in the north and east of Mogadishu are the most exposed and need to stay close to their families to protect and feed them, or to arrange their transport out of the city if the situation worsens.Reporters Without Borders and NUSOJ jointly recommend that journalists: – Give more priority to covering the views of ordinary citizens rather than the leaders of the combatant groups.- Avoid reporting solely about the two combatant groups and concentrate on the affected sectors of society.- Refuse to put out false information.- Describe the groups as they refer to themselves and avoid prejudicial labels.- Report on the evolution of fighting by quoting an exact source instead of making it appear to be the journalist’s point of view.- Use precise words to clearly explain the circumstances of any disaster.- Cover all political sides equally. News RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region to go further Follow the news on Somalia February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders and its Somali partner organisation, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), paid tribute to journalists trying to work in strife-torn Mogadishu where an alliance of warlords is battling an Islamist militia and offered advice on how to do their jobs effectively. Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information NUSOJ, Tree Biano Building, Via Maka Al-Mukarah, KM4 Area, Waberi District, Mogadishu – Telefax: +252-1-859944 – Email: [email protected] News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Newslast_img read more

National media prevented from covering anti-nuclear protest in Tamil Nadu

first_imgNews Organisation April 27, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns police obstruction of national print and broadcast media today in Idinthakarai, a fishing village in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, where the authorities are trying to remove entrenched anti-nuclear protesters from their camp beside the Koodankulam nuclear power station.“It is always disturbing to see the authorities establish a perimeter and deny access to the media, even temporarily, for reasons other than their security,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Installing police barricades and ordering the police not to let the media through is unacceptable. We urge the Tamil Nadu government to modify the orders and allow journalists fullaccess.“The authorities must not try to use security as pretext for restricting media coverage of a peaceful anti-nuclear demonstration that contributes to the debate on a subject of public interest. A continuing media presence will also help to dispel any concern about the way the police could be treating the demonstrators.”Police prevented journalists with NDTV, Times Now, Times of India and other national media from entering the fishing village at 7 a.m. today. to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific News Help by sharing this information March 21, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 National media prevented from covering anti-nuclear protest in Tamil Nadu RSF_en Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting Receive email alerts News After initially saying they had orders from their high command to deny access to all journalists, the police manning the barricades allowed print and video reporters through. But, according to the Madras Press Club, they continued to deny access to TV mobile broadcasting trucks on the grounds that live reports would just exacerbate the situation.However, when reached by telephone by reporters outside the village, the head of the Tamil Nadu police denied giving any such orders and, according to the latest information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, TV trucks were finally allowed into the village.The Tamil Nadu government launched its operation against the Koodankulam protesters at the start of the week. Led by the People’s Movement against Nuclear Energy (PMANE), the protesters have been camped for more five months beside the power station, which is supposed to start operating soon.Demonstrators have been denied access to the protest site, including by sea, since 19 March. They say that journalists have also been denied access since 19 March and that some journalists have been forced to leave the protest site.Freedom of information has deteriorated significantly of late in India, which was ranked 131st out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more IndiaAsia – Pacific India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do on Sunday in Pasadena

first_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: More Cool Stuff Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Uncategorized What To Do on Sunday in Pasadena Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 | 12:17 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Limerick 2nd highest in country for Facebook profiles

first_imgTwitter Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] of Dublin, limerick has the highest percentage of Facebook users in the country with two out of every four people having an online profileIn a study conducted by eightytwenty, it was revealed that there are some 2.2 million Facebook users in IrelandNationally, 57 per cent of the population over the age of 15 has a Facebook page.However, a break down of that by county, specifically looking at the percentage of the local population who are using the social network the study reveals just how popular Facebook is in the Treaty county.Limerick has the next highest penetration to Dublin with 2 in every 4 people in the county having a profile or 50.05 per cent.Three out of every four Dubs have a Facebook profile as the percentage sits just over 75 per cent liking, sharing and posting on the social media site.Louth and Waterford feature high in the ranking (3rd and 4th) respectively, both counties also ranked high in the study that showed Twitter use by County.Although the second largest county by population, Cork came in 7th placeIn 14 of the 26 counties 1 in 3 people (or less) use Facebook.The market research group say that “For studies like this it is unsurprising to see Dublin rank on top. However what is surprising is the gap between the percentage of users in Dublin and outside of Dublin.“The difference stands at 25% between the capital and second placed Limerick.In a Twitter study Limerick was 21st for the volume of tweets originating from the county, which either indicates there’s a great deal of inactive Twitter users in Limerick or they prefer Facebook to carry out their social networking activities.Louth and Waterford appear near the top of this and the Twitter study. This would suggest the two counties are highly savvy when it comes to social media given that a high percentage of the local population are active on Facebook and send a high volume of tweets in comparison to other counties. Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email Print Previous articleVigilance urged following spate of burglariesNext articleJustice for murder victims call at Limerick protest Staff Reporter WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin New Music: 40Hurtz Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday TAGSfacebookMusic Limerick LifestyleNewsLimerick 2nd highest in country for Facebook profilesBy Staff Reporter – December 10, 2013 525 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Edwards Lifesciences to double initial investment in Ireland

first_imgNewsBusinessVideoEdwards Lifesciences to double initial investment in IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – April 8, 2019 3842 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar along with Edwards’ company leaders, broke ground on the new facility in Castletroy, Limerick. Email WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pictured are Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Edwards Lifesciences CEO Mike Mussallem with a model heart.Picture by Diarmuid Greene Advertisement Print Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that the company plans to increase its Irish investment by more than €80 million with the construction of a new and larger medical technology plant in the Mid-West of Ireland.  This investment will take Edwards’ initial investment in the project of €80 million to more than €160 million. Linkedin Edwards plans to open the new purpose-built facility in Castletroy, Limerick City, in 2021 and, once fully operational, it is expected to employ approximately 600 people, as previously announced. The facility will focus on manufacturing sophisticated medical technologies, such as delivery systems and other components for Edwards’ market-leading therapies for structural heart disease.             “The development of the Limerick city region is a major part of Project Ireland 2040. We are planning for the city to grow by 50 percent over the next two decades through enhanced regional accessibility, improved international connectivity and a competitive, educated workforce. The fact that Edwards Lifesciences has chosen Limerick for this new permanent facility is a very positive endorsement of the region as a great place in which to live, work and invest,” said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.           Speaking to the Limerick Post at the event, Mayor of Limerick City and County James Collins said, “Edwards Lifesciences announced their 600 jobs late last year, today they’re announcing that they are doubling their investment, so it was an €80 million investment, now it’s €160 million.” “The sun is out, everybody’s smiling, all the executives are over from Edward Lifesciences, and they are really happy to be in Limerick, and we’re delighted they’re here,” he concluded. Continue reading below… Previous articleLimerick GAA and LIT sign major 10-year partnershipNext articleLollipop Day brings sweet reward for cancer research Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more

Home Prices Post Gains in February

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save April 1, 2014 685 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home Prices Post Gains in February Home / Daily Dose / Home Prices Post Gains in February CoreLogic Foreclosures Home Price Index Home Prices Market Projections 2014-04-01 Colin Robins About Author: Colin Robins The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CoreLogic released its Home Price Index (HPI) for February, which found that home prices increased by 12.2 percent from the previous year. The CoreLogic figure includes home prices of distressed sales, and represents 24 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.Home prices month-over-month also increased, posting a .8 percent gain compared to January, 2014. The monthly figure includes distressed sales.14 states showed double-digit year-over-year growth in February. Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Texas, and the District of Columbia all reached new home price highs, with 22 states at or within 10 percent of their price peaks.”As the spring home-buying season kicks off, house price appreciation continues to be strong,” said Dr. Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. “Although prices should remain strong in the near term due to a short supply of homes on the market, price increases should moderate over the next year as home equity releases pent-up supply.”Without distressed sales, which consist of REO properties and short sales, the HPI revealed slightly lower gains.Home prices excluding distressed sales increased 10.7 percent in February from the previous year, and .9 percent from the previous month. All 50 states and the District of Columbia showed year-over-year appreciation when excluding distressed sales, according to CoreLogic.”February marks two straight years of year-over-year gains in national prices across the United States,” said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic. “The consistent upward movement in home prices should ultimately prove to be an important stimulant for higher levels of sustained market activity and growth in the housing economy.”CoreLogic also announced a new forecast feature to its report, offering projections for upcoming months. The company projected prices to increase .5 percent in March.Additionally, the home prices with distressed sales are estimated to increase 10.5 percent year-over-year from March, 2013 to March, 2014.CoreLogic projects home prices excluding distressed sales will increase 9.3 percent in March year-over-year, and .4 percent month-over-month.Including distressed sales, the five states with the highest home price appreciation were California (+19.8 percent), Nevada (+18.5 percent), Georgia (+14.2 percent), Oregon (+13.8 percent) and Michigan (+13.5 percent).Excluding distressed sales, the five states with the highest home price appreciation were California (+15.9 percent), Nevada (+14.6 percent), Florida (+13.1 percent), Washington (+11.5 percent) and Hawaii (+11.5 percent). Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Tagged with: CoreLogic Foreclosures Home Price Index Home Prices Market Projections Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Massachusetts Foreclosure Activity Decreases in February Next: Consumer Complaints to CFPB Nearly Double in 2013  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Suburbs: Where Americans are Migrating

first_img Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Financial Committee Passes Regulatory Amendment Bills Next: Week Ahead: Beige Book Highlights Economic Conditions Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Suburbs: Where Americans are Migrating Politics and affordability are causing Americans to relocate, according to data released Friday by Redfin.In the first half of 2017, 7.4 percent more people moved out of blue (Democratic) counties than to them, while red (Republican) counties experienced a 1 percent increase. Purple counties, which are classified as counties that share an equal balance of Democrats and Republicans, gained 2.3 percent more than they lost, and swing counties in swing states experienced 1.8 percent more Americans moving in than out.“As blue counties are becoming increasingly less affordable, we see a great number of residents moving to red counties where they can afford the lifestyle they want,” said Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson.According to the data, the shift is caused by two primary reasons: economic and political.America’s largest urban cities, which are predominantly in blue counties, are less affordable and housing in those counties are less available. The average blue county home would cost a buyer about $360,000, over 62 percent more than homes in red counties, which average $223,000.“Sure, blue-county incomes are usually higher, but their residents spend on average 32 percent of their household income on rent, nearly 5 percentage points higher than residents of red counties (purple counties fall in between at 30.9 percent), according to the Census,” Redfin reported.Politics can also be a key reason in where Americans decide to move. A separate Redfin survey reported that 41 percent of recent homebuyers hesitated to buy in areas where the majority had political views different from their own. The report also found that less than one in 10 respondents were enthusiastic about moving to a different political climate, and the remaining half was neutral.“At Redfin, we see this as a sign of hope for a less divided country, where people with differing views gain better understanding and tolerance of each other through sheer proximity.”For the full report, click here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Suburbs: Where Americans are Migrating Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-15 Brianna Gilpin October 15, 2017 1,415 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Arlene Arkinsons family to meet with PSNI 20 years after dissapearance

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Arlene Arkinsons family to meet with PSNI 20 years after dissapearance 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The family of Arlene Arkinson are meeting with the PSNI today after a new investigating team was appointed to the case.Arlene will be missing twenty years tomorrow, she was last seen by her family on the night of August 13th, 1994.She was heading off to a disco in Bundoran, County Donegal and the last sightings of her alive were in the early hours of August 14th.It’s understood that police are now believed to be preparing a fresh appeal for information to mark the anniversary of the 15-year-old’s disappearance.Arlenes sister, Kathleen says the family are still hopeful of finding her body:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – August 12, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img News Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNew studio album for the SaturdaysNext articleNo extra punishment for Armagh player’s push on Donegal team doctor News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal last_img read more

Stewart Park Playground takes step closer toward accessibility goals

first_imgYour Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, who helped secure a $1 million grant from the state for the project, said, “Thanks to everyone in the community that’s been putting their elbow grease and their dollars into this. I think it’s going to be something that we’re all extremely proud of. We’re all going to come down here and enjoy it.”Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Stewart Park Playground. (Photo by Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick said the city has seen a number of improvements on the waterfront in the past few years. He highlighted a number of positive updates at Stewart Park, including the Wharton Studio Museum, bathroom and pavilion improvements, and even the fact that dogs are now allowed at Stewart Park. He said the waterfront and Stewart Park will continue to improve because of all of the people working behind the scenes to make projects like the Stewart Park Playground possible.“I have the utmost confidence that eight years from now, we will be not just the best city in the country, but the best lake city in the country as well,” Myrick said.The final phase, which Friends of Stewart Park are fundraising for now, will include a new accessible splash pad and a year-round restroom. They are aiming to reach a goal of $500,000 for the third phase over the next year.“We think our kids deserve a place that is more fun, more accessible, (and) something that’s more interactive,” Manning said. “We’re working to bring that to fruition.”To follow updates and see plans for the playground, visit image: Stewart Park Playground after Phase I. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: accessibility, friends of stewart park, ithaca ITHACA, N.Y. — The Stewart Park Playground is heading into its next phase, the one that will bring it closer to reaching its goal of being accessible for everyone.At a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday celebrating the start of construction for Phase II, Friends of Stewart Park Executive Director Rick Manning, said the Racker Center’s vision of a “world where all people know they belong” has been an inspiration for the project.“That’s what we’re doing here is we’re creating a playground where all kids know they belong,” Manning said.Traditionally, playgrounds have not been built with children who have disabilities or mobility impairments in mind. However, Friends of Stewart Park, a nonprofit organization with a mission to revitalize Stewart Park, has been working toward creating a playground without barriers for any children or their caregivers.Behind the groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, there were several children enjoying the results of the first phase of the project, which was a community effort. Last year, more than 900 people over a six-day period had a hand in completing the initial phase alongside Play by Design.The second phase will include accessible play features with rubber safety surfacing, a curved and gently sloped berm connecting to the play structure at different elevations that leads to an overlook of the park and Cayuga Lake, a protective cover to help preserve the iconic carousel, and parking and pathway improvements to enhance access to the playground.• Related: New inclusive playground in works for Stewart Park; volunteers sought Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

News in brief

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. News in briefOn 1 Nov 2003 in Clinical governance, Personnel Today Thismonth’s e-leaning mews in briefUKeUniversities has launched a new BSc third-year top-up degree in HealthSciences developed by the UK Healthcare Education Partnership (UKHEP), aconsortium made up of City University, London, the University of Leicester, theRoyal College of Nursing and the University of Ulster. The first modules willcover areas such as clinical governance and user and carer involvement. Both BAand MA courses will be available.  www.ukeu.comInspiredAge is a new venture led by Nigel Howarth, former vice-president of globalmarketing for NETg. Its four key areas are learning, marketing, performancedevelopment and publishing. Inspired Age will offer complete solutions andsingle branded solutions from each area, which will include blended ande-learning strategies under the brand Learning Age.  www.inspiredage.comCoursefinderis a new training resource and administration system from the Institute of ITTraining (IITT) that allows organisations to source and organise their trainingneeds from a single point. The system, which is accessed online, holds detailsof more than 1,800 IT and 800 management courses available at discounted rates,and it plans to extend the portfolio into areas such as finance, soft skillsand health and safety. read more

LeBron James’ school to build transitional housing for students’ families in need

first_img Written by Beau Lund November 8, 2019 /Sports News – National LeBron James’ school to build transitional housing for students’ families in needcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail4nadia/iStock(AKRON, OH) — NBA superstar LeBron James is not only helping kids from his hometown receive an education, but he’s also making sure families have the necessary support to succeed outside the classroom. The Los Angeles Lakers franchise player announced Monday that his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, is partnering with Graduate Hotels to launch the I Promise Village — a transitional housing opportunity for families in need.The public school, which incorporates a STEM-based curriculum, is operated by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It first opened its doors in 2018 and currently includes more than 340 students in third, fourth and fifth grades.For Britney Bennett, a 32-year-old mother living in Akron, stable housing is something she’s tirelessly fighting to secure for her three children.On Tuesday, Bennett told ABC News that this opportunity would be especially beneficial for her 9-year-old daughter, Trinity Thomas, a fourth-grader at the I Promise School.Bennett and her children currently live in a local shelter after she lost their apartment nearly two years ago and fell behind on the rent while living on a $8.25 an hour wage.She said that her children, the youngest being a 1 year old, have juggled between the shelter and staying overnight with their grandmother until they find a permanent place to live.Bennett, a high school dropout who later earned her GED and studied at The Milan Institute of Cosmetology, said there were a rough couple of months and remembers having to change clothes in her car. Her daughter, Trinity, consoled her mother as she watched her cry about their current circumstances.“I feel bad as a mom. … My baby shouldn’t have to go through that,” Bennett said.James, the former Cleveland Cavaliers MVP player who helped lead the team to their 2016 championship victory, is an Akron native who empathizes with stable housing.The I Promise Village is set to officially open before the next academic school year in July. Renovations on the historic Westmont apartment building, which is roughly five blocks from the school in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood, will be underway soon.In his 2010 book, “LeBron’s Dream Team: How Four Friends and I Brought a Championship Home,” he wrote about his mother, Gloria’s, challenges that resulted with them having to move a dozen times by age 10.In the fourth grade, James said he missed 83 days of school, but still held on to his “big dreams.”“It was mentally challenging. … No kid at 8,9 should have stress. And I was one of those kids, so I know exactly what those kids today are going through being a part of this,” James told ESPN ahead of the school’s opening last year.Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, believes that James’ extraordinary investment into the students stems from the fact that “he sees himself” in them.“When our students have to worry about where they’re going to lay their heads … going from pillow to pillow, it creates issues. … And unfortunately, when kids face those challenges, it comes out in their behavior,” said Victoria McGee, director of the I PROMISE School’s Family Resource Center.McGee called the school a “one-stop shop” for its list of resources and said that the new housing plan is just an expansion of that.Resources for students include a free food pantry, clothing, transportation, financial literacy programs, mental health services and free annual eye exams.Among the school’s new additions are a media lab and a colorful outdoor basketball court. In October, 90 students and their families were given free eyeglasses and offered follow-up care along with replacement services.The LeBron James Family Foundation confirmed to ABC News that no specific families have been selected yet for the I Promise Village. It will include approximately 20 families that are in immediate need of housing.For Bennett, just the sheer possibility is enough to be grateful for. She hopes to one day have the chance to tell James how “amazing” he is.Bennett said she would like to tell James: “What you’re doing is out of this world to me and I feel like it’s a blessing.The investment into the students already appears to be paying off.In April, 90% of the inaugural class met or exceeded their reading and math scores and outpaced their peers across the district, according to The New York Times.The incredible achievement is especially remarkable considering most of the students were once deemed some of the worst academic performers and previously ranked in the bottom 25th percentile.McGee, a graduate of the University of Akron, spent two decades working in the criminal justice system before she joined the team at the I Promise School. The Cleveland native called her job a chance to serve as an “agent of change” for local families. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more