Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgChemical & Allied Products Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemical & Allied Products Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemical & Allied Products Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChemical & Allied Products (CAP) Plc manufactures and sells a range of paint finishers for the coatings sector in Nigeria under the Dulux and Caplux brand name. Products in its coatings range include vinyl silk, vinyl matt, vinyl soft sheen, eggshell, high gloss, weathershield masonry and special effect finishes. Emulsions, gloss and textured variants are sold under its Caplux brand. The company distributes and sells its product range through Dulux Trade and Caplux outlets in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. The company also produces a fire protection range which includes fire retardants, fire retardant coatings, fire stopping materials and fire extinguishers. Chemical & Allied Products Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chemical & Allied Products is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nation Media Group Limited ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Bank of the West Renews Lease at 595 Colorado in Pasadena

first_img More Cool Stuff 25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News The Swig Company announced that it has renewed a lease with anchor tenant Bank of the West at 595 East Colorado in Pasadena.The Swig Company acquired 595 Colorado, an historic office building in the heart of Pasadena’s Playhouse District, in October 2011. Built in 1928 and renovated in the 1950s and again in 2007, the eight-story building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.The property retains many of the classic finishes associated with an historic building including marble and turn-of-the-century ornamentation and the first floor features a grand Banking lobby with 30-foot high ornate coffered ceilings. The building sits on the Rose Parade route in the heart of downtown Pasadena and includes 214 covered parking spaces.Downtown Pasadena is one of the most sought after and supply-constrained markets in Southern California. Last month, The Swig Company completed the purchase of the 72,000 sf. headquarters of Disney Stores USA, located at 443 South Raymond Avenue in Pasadena.With more than $62 billion is assets and 700 banking locations across 19 states, Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, (, a global leader in financial services. BNP Paribas is one of the six highest rated banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. Present in more than 85 countries, the company has more than 200,000 employees.About The Swig CompanyThe Swig Company, LLC ( is a privately-owned, San Francisco based real estate operator and investor with a 78 year history of investment, development, partnership and management of commercial real estate properties in major markets throughout the United States. Founded in 1936 by Benjamin Swig, The Swig Company is today a vertically integrated platform that combines expertise in investment (both joint-ventures and wholly-owned assets), institutional-quality accounting and controls, proactive asset management, leasing, and property management, adds value to the portfolio and informs market perspective creating strong relationships among tenants, brokers, capital partners, and key community stakeholders. The Company’s real estate history provides a long-term perspective combined with agility and experience stewarding investors safely through many market cycles. These qualities have been the foundation for successful wealth creation and sustainability. With this foundation, The Swig Company continues to evolve a platform to merge its legacy and “generational thinking” with a growth platform based on experience, flexibility and nimbleness, keeping the company at the forefront of emerging trends in the commercial real estate industry First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Bank of the West Renews Lease at 595 Colorado in Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 12:40 pm Community News 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.center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Affordability Crisis Foreclosure HOUSING Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Detroit is facing an increase in demand for affordable housing as the city continues to bounce back from the 2008 crash. Despite holding nearly 81,000 off-market vacant units and a net supply of nearly 25,000 owned units expected by 2045, tight inventory of homes and the lower supply has pushed up prices, Hour Detroit reports.“Detroit was hit so hard by the economic crisis that it needs more developers and people willing to rehab homes than currently available,” Chase Cantrell, Executive Director of Building Community Value told Hour Detroit. “Fixer-uppers abound throughout the city but many don’t want to go through that process. First-time home buyers are not signing up to be developers.”According to the Michigan League for Public Policy, Detroit remains the largest poor city in America, with a median income of $27,838. Homeownership rates in African-American communities from 2000 to 2016 dropped from 51% to 40%; African-Americans make up 80% of Detroit’s population. According to the report, whites make up about 10% of Detroit’s population, but received over half of the mortgages issued in 2017.Additionally, Detroit is one of the leading cities in the nation in reverse mortgage foreclosures, according to reporting from Detroit Free Press. USA Today analysis estimates there has been around 1,884 reverse mortgage foreclosures in Detroit between 2013 and 2017, the highest number in the country.Reverse mortgage foreclosures are not the only foreclosure issues hitting Detroit, but measures are being taken to prevent these foreclosures. According to a recent study from Quicken Loans, property tax foreclosures in Detroit are at a 14-year low. In 2018, 2,920 properties faced property tax foreclosure auction, down from 6,052 in 2017, and far below the peak of 15,000 in 2015.On a more positive note, Jeanette Schneider, VP of Management Services for RE/MAX of Southeastern Michigan states that “Detroit home values are seeing dramatic increases over last year.”“During the first half of the year, the median price for a home in the city of Detroit increased more than 20%,” Schneider said. “Driving the increase in home values is the demand for Detroit housing.”“While some neighborhoods have seen skyrocketing prices, there are still affordable communities that offer the brick homes that people desire at affordable prices,” she added. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Detroit Housing’s Ups and Downs Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago September 4, 2019 1,597 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordability Crisis Foreclosure HOUSING 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News About Author: Seth Welborn Previous: Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions Next: Choosing the Best Real Estate Investment Strategylast_img read more

Government plans first water bills in 2015

first_img Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img News WhatsApp By News Highland – April 24, 2013 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also The government is seeking permission to delay the payment of water charges by a full year until January 1st 2015.The decision to delay the roll-out of water charges results from the slow progress being made installing water meters in homes across the country.Enda Kenny says charges would be levied from October 2014 but home-owners would only start paying them three months later.But he has told the Dail that the government is seeking approval from the EU, ECB and IMF.”The charge will be levied but paid 3 months later – so..the fees paid from the 1st of January 2015″ he said.”Ministers have to make that case to the Troika and have to have approval from the Troika” he added. Twitter Government plans first water bills in 2015 Previous articleTaoiseach raises prospect of public service job loosesNext articleRevenue warns not all homes will receive property tax letters News Highland Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

My big break

first_imgMy big breakOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Annabel Gatward is HR executive for leisure company Fitness First. She hasworked for the company since 1993, performing roles as varied as receptionistand fitness centre manager. She has worked exclusively in HR since beingpromoted to the post of national development manager in 1996. “At the age of 23, I managed to convince my boss that I could run a20,000sq ft leisure centre in Coventry. We had a fantastic team of 20 full-timeemployees, most of whom were older and far more experienced than me. “I was thrown completely in at the deep end, but I loved it. The teamwe recruited remained unchanged until I was promoted to national developmentmanager a year later. “Without this day-to-day experience of managing a team within thebusiness, I don’t think I would have progressed into the development role atall. I had to learn on the job and was challenged every day. “It taught me that I have a passion for people and a passion for thecompany. “This led on to the role of national development manager, which put meat the helm of the HR function for the entire company and its expansionprogramme. It meant managing and controlling the recruitment of 500 employeeseach year. “We had excellent wage and pension plans in operation, but I saw theneed to set up a full time HR function. I put forward some plans to the boardand was given the go ahead to lay the groundwork for a more developed HR team. “A huge amount of work has had to be done to turn HR into somethingmore strategic within the company. It is now far more of a catalyst for changeas we are involved in all of the organisation’s agendas and decision-makingprocesses.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

High-latitude moisture structure determined from HIRS water vapour imagery

first_imgAn atmospheric transmittance model has been applied to Antarctic radiosonde ascents in order to examine the high-latitude normalized weighting functions (NWF) of the water vapour channels on the High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS). In the Antarctic coastal region the 6·7 μ radiances are shown to be largely atmospheric in origin and imagery created from these data can provide useful diagnostic information on tropospheric water vapour, even during the winter months. The 7·3μm data contain a large surface contribution and have less value as a diagnostic tool. An example is shown of HIRS water vapour imagery of the Antarctic at a time when a cold front was descending from the Antarctic Plateau to the coastal area. The imagery clearly showed the dry air behind the front and provided information that was not available with any other imagery channel. A second example of a North Atlantic polar low shows the contaminating effect of cloud when deep atmospheric systems are being examined.last_img read more

Deforming beds: Viscous and plastic scales of deformation

first_imgSmall scale field and laboratory observations of sub-glacial sediment deformation suggest that failure is the predominant method of sediment deformation, while large scale modelling studies using a viscous model of till deformation have been reasonably successful in predicting the geological consequences of ice sheet action. This suggests that the cross-over scale between viscous and plastic deformation occurs at a much larger scale than the grain-grain interaction scale previously thought to be appropriate to deforming till. Sediment deformation and the drainage of sub-glacial areas are considered at different scales, and how these interact to produce failure and viscous behaviour is discussed. A fluctuation length scale is proposed, whose horizontal dimensions are of the order of the depth of the base of deformation (1–10 m). On this length scale, the glacier/deforming bed system is highly variable in time as well as in space. Till deformation occurring at this length scale is plastic, happening though failure events. Three other specific scales are proposed, whose different properties depend on the relative spatial variability of static and seepage pressures and topography. The key theoretical problem which has yet to be solved is how multiple small scale failure events combine into a viscous type flow. This is discussed in the context of self-organised criticality. It is argued that the length scales appropriate for some drainage features are not appreciably larger than the scale for plastic failure events, implying that modelling sub-glacial drainage channels by balancing erosion rates against viscous closure of the channel is misconceived. The outlines of an alternative model involving percolation theory are presented. Certain key questions which can only be settled through observations by glaciologists and glacial geologists are discussed. It is suggested that the difference between lodgement tills and deformation tills reflects the rate of motion of till by deformation, and that lodgement from the ice is unimportant.last_img read more

The internal layering of Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, from airborne radar-sounding data

first_imgThis paper presents an overview of internal layering across Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, as measured from airborne-radar data acquired during a survey conducted by the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Texas in the 2004/05 season. Internal layering is classified according to type (continuous/discontinuous/missing) and the results compared with InSAR velocities. Several areas exhibit disruption of internal layers that is most likely caused by large basal shear stresses. Signs of changes in flow were identified in a few inter-tributary areas, but overall the layering classification and distribution of layers indicate that only minor changes in ice-flow regime have taken place. This is supported by bed-topography data that show the main trunk of the glacier, as well as some of the tributaries, are topographically controlled and located in deep basins.last_img read more

Ocean City Housing Authority Removes Chief Executive, Approves Other Reforms

first_imgBay View Manor serves as the headquarters for the Ocean City Housing Authority. By Donald WittkowskiThe Ocean City Housing Authority on Tuesday approved an overhaul of its management and financial structure in the wake of an embezzlement scandal involving its chief executive.In a series of votes to reform the troubled agency, the authority’s board members formally removed Executive Director Alesia Watson, approved her interim replacement and authorized a forensic audit of its finances from Oct. 1, 2013, to May 1, 2017.The forensic audit will cover the period that Watson worked at the agency. She began in August 2013 and remained executive director until she pleaded guilty on May 8 to embezzling federal housing funds to pay credit card bills for personal expenses.“We want to make sure everything is on the up and up,” Bob Barr, the housing authority’s chairman, said of the forensic audit.The board also voted Tuesday to officially remove Watson from the authority’s bank accounts. Watson formerly was in charge of signing the authority’s checks. A new system approved by the board gives the agency more financial oversight by authorizing three people to sign the checks now. The signees include Barr, authority board member Edmond Speitel and the new executive director.Beginning Wednesday, veteran housing official Jacqueline Jones will take charge as the agency’s new interim executive director. Jones, who currently serves as executive director of the Vineland Housing Authority, will assume the same duties in Ocean City under a shared services agreement between both cities.Members of the housing authority’s board approved a series of reforms to overhaul the troubled agency.Barr, in remarks during the board meeting, stressed that Jones will serve as interim executive director in Ocean City on a month-to-month basis while the housing authority searches for a permanent replacement for Watson.He said the housing authority may eventually stick with Jones and the shared services agreement with Vineland as “the permanent solution,” but noted “that’s a decision for another day.” The housing authority will pay $4,875 per month for Jones’ services.In an interview, Barr touted Jones’ qualifications, saying that she maintains an excellent reputation with officials at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD. He also said Jones formerly helped to clean up the troubled finances of the Buena Housing Authority, giving her the experience to undertake a similar task in Ocean City.“I’m 100 percent confident that this agency will get back on track with the new team that is in place,” said Barr, who is also a city councilman, in addition to serving as the housing authority’s chairman.Barr, who took over as chairman this year, tried to have Watson removed from her job in March after growing suspicious of the authority’s finances, but was unable to win enough support then from his fellow board members.Watson became the executive director of the Ocean City Housing Authority in 2013 under a shared services agreement with the Brick Housing Authority, where she held the same position. On Tuesday, the board terminated the agreement with Brick, effectively getting rid of Watson to make way for Jones.Before she was hired in Ocean City, Watson had four previous theft convictions, according to a report in The Press of Atlantic City. She resigned her position as executive director of the Atlantic City Housing Authority in 2007 after the paper disclosed her criminal past.Barr was unable to explain why Watson was hired in Ocean City, despite her previous theft convictions. He noted that he was not an authority board member at that time.Bob Barr, who is also a city councilman, has been trying to clean up the housing authority since taking over as chairman this year.In pleading guilty to embezzlement, Watson admitted that she misused two Ocean City Housing Authority credit cards to buy 69 MasterCard gift cards between December 2013 and March 2015. The gift cards were used for personal expenses and were also shared by Watson with friends and family members, authorities said.Watson then used HUD funds administered by the housing authority to pay off the credit card bills associated with her purchase of the gift cards, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Authorities said between $6,500 and $15,000 was lost in Watson’s embezzlement scheme. Watson, 54, of Galloway Township, is scheduled for sentencing in federal court on Aug. 15 and faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.Barr said he and other housing authority board members were unaware that Watson had been under investigation until her guilty plea was announced last week.The Ocean City Housing Authority uses federal funds from HUD to provide affordable housing for low-income senior citizens, families and the disabled at its Pecks Beach Village and Bay View Manor facilities.Although the city has no oversight of the housing authority’s finances or management, it did help the agency when residents of Pecks Beach Village were displaced by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and efforts to get them back into their homes stalled.Barr explained that the housing authority borrowed Federal Emergency Management Agency funds that were given to the city to help with Sandy recovery efforts at Pecks Beach Village. The housing authority must pay the FEMA money back to the city.In all, the authority owes the city a total of $298,000 in FEMA reimbursements and payments in lieu of taxes, Barr and other agency officials said.Barr said he was surprised to learn in April that the housing authority, “all of a sudden,” owed an additional $141,000 in FEMA reimbursements to the city. The $141,000 is included in the total payments of $298,000.According to Barr, the $141,000 in FEMA funding took the form of a check made out to the housing authority in 2013. The check was cashed on May 1, 2013, but the authority doesn’t know who cashed it and where the money went, he said.“We don’t know where that money is,” Barr said.The city found a copy of the cashed check, prompting it to notify the housing authority in April that an additional $141,000 in FEMA funds must be paid back, Barr said.last_img read more