First Quantum Minerals 2015 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about First Quantum Minerals ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Cocoa Processing Company ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgCocoa Processing Company ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Cocoa Processing Company ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cocoa Processing Company ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cocoa Processing Company (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCocoa Processing Company processes raw cocoa beans and manufacturers a range of cocoa products for the Ghana market and for international export. Products produced at The Chocolate Factory in the semi-finished range include cocoa liquor, butter, natural/alkalized cake or powder. These semi-finished products are used as ingredients to produce chocolate and other cocoa-based food products. Products manufactured at The Confectionary Factory are sold under the Golden Tree brand name and include chocolate bars, chocolate-coated peanuts, drinking chocolate powder, chocolate spread and natural cocoa powder. Cocoa Processing Company is the only manufacturing company in the world which processes premium Ghana cocoa beans without blending. The company was founded in 1965 and its headquarters are in Tema, Ghana. Cocoa Processing Company is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations: ‘Scotland’s Vern Cotter is doing a fantastic job but the front row must go’

first_imgAs Murrayfield prepares to welcome the Welsh, Scotland great Colin Deans argues for an infusion of young blood up front Driving force: Former hooker Colin Deans believes Vern Cotter is improving Scotland Credit: Inpho “It was pleasing to hear that George North won’t be playing for Wales this weekend because as a Northampton Saints fan I’m a great fan of his. He makes ground and draws players out of position and his absence will be beneficial to us. We can probably attack Liam Williams more than we would have attacked George.“People have sussed what Wales are about and England made them look pretty ordinary. It’s our first home game and we should be full of confidence. We’ve got the personnel, especially from nine outwards. It’s the first time in a long time that we’ve had attacking players from nine to 15. So I’m quietly confident we will beat Wales, as long as we can get a good start.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img If Scotland’s front row needed any extra motivation for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Wales, they needn’t look far to find it. For Colin Deans, Scotland’s 1984 Grand Slam hooker, believes experienced trio Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and Euan Murray – who sits out this weekend’s match because of his religious beliefs – are failing to meet the demands of modern Test rugby and need to be discarded.Deans saves his bluntest criticism for former Scotland captain Ford, who plays in the No 2 shirt that Deans wore with distinction for his country 52 times from 1978-87.“Ross should be giving a lot more than he is for someone with 80 caps. He has been found wanting, and I think he gave away a couple of penalties against France. A player of his size and experience should be leading more and handling more than he is,” says Deans, who runs his own company, Profoil, in England’s East Midlands.“A modern-day hooker needs to be very mobile and carry well and make big hits, and he isn’t giving enough energy to the team. He’s not explosive enough. There are a lot of good young hookers about, such as Fraser Brown and Pat MacArthur, and we need to blood them.”In fine form: Fraser Brown of Glasgow WarriorsFord’s lineout stats have impressed during the reign of new head coach Vern Cotter, but Deans says: “With the two Gray brothers being the towers they are, I could probably hit them. The lineout is a huge strength and (replacement) Jim Hamilton doesn’t weaken the side. He’s been all round the world and is a great asset.”Deans believes Ford should have been converted to a prop forward three or four years ago, and argues that the SRU’s director of rugby Scott Johnson must look at opportunities to train players for different positions in order to get the best men on the park. At nearly 31, it’s too late for Ford to switch now and Deans also favours sidelining two other older heads in Murray, 34, and Dickinson, 31. The three share 184 caps worth of experience.“Euan is not the player he used to be, and Alasdair used to be more dynamic – international rugby is just a bit beyond him. They’ve been great servants but they’re both stopgaps, players who don’t offer enough in the latter part of their careers. The front row is a bit of a concern.”Young man’s sportDeans, whose son Roddy coaches Scotland U16, is certainly a champion of youth. And in his view previous Scotland regimes have been reluctant to give younger players a chance to express themselves. It took an injury to give then teenager Stuart Hogg his Test debut three years ago and there are other examples of young talent flourishing in the current team.“You need to blood youngsters – the ones who went on tour last summer all did well. Rugby is a young man’s sport, although Paul O’Connell might differ. You don’t know how well a player can play until he has to play.“Finn Russell was a nobody two years ago but he got his opportunity through injuries and he had a fantastic game against France. Mark Bennett had to go to France (joining Clermont) to get a game – and he’s been a revelation. These players will only get better.”Memories to treasureDeans can speak from experience because in 1986 he captained a Scotland side in Wales that included relative ‘unknowns’ in the Hastings brothers, Finlay Calder, John Jeffrey and David Sole. All five went on to become British & Irish Lions. The Scots played some great rugby in Cardiff that day but went down 22-15 in a match famous for Paul Thorburn’s monster 64-metre penalty. Indeed, the Scotland-Wales fixture has thrown up all manner of iconic moments, such as Gerald Davies’s try and John Taylor’s touchline conversion in 1971, Gareth Edwards’s try in the mud in 1972, and Phil Bennett’s classic try in 1977 (see video below).Mercifully, there was no TMO in those days because the latter try (not to mention Edwards’s ‘greatest-ever’ try for the Barbarians) might have been chalked off for a forward pass. At the very least, there would have been an interminable wait before the try was awarded, killing the moment.More recently, we’ve seen the great scores by Jonathan Davies and Ieuan Evans, and John Leslie’s ten-second try to spoil Graham Henry’s Six Nations debut, and Deans can add plenty of other memories to the list.“My first away International was in Wales and they had Gareth Edwards, Phil Bennett, JPR, JJ, Fenwick, the Pontypool front row – all legends. It was a baptism of fire and I was overawed in many ways but we didn’t do badly.“After Graham Hogg came on as a replacement, there were seven Hawick lads on the field and that shows how good Hawick were at that time. Cranston and Renwick were a fantastic centre partnership, Brian Hegarty was a great seven, Alan Tomes won 40-odd caps, Norman Pender was a man-mountain of a prop. Hawick were on the crest of a wave and here we were playing against the greats of Welsh rugby.“I weighed 12 and a quarter stone and the press used to call me ‘slight but swift Deans’. In modern rugby I wouldn’t have been able to contemplate playing at that weight. But Ian McLauchlan was very experienced, Norman was a man-mountain and we had the run that day.” Wales won 22-14 on their way to a Grand Slam.The memories come thick and fast for Deans. “In 1981 I had my first win with Scotland, because I don’t count the France win in 1980 as I came off with a rib injury. Then in 1982 we beat them in Cardiff (34-18). We scored one of the great tries when (Wales’) Gareth Davies chipped and Roger (Baird) took it in his 22 and skipped around two Welshmen and passed to Iain Paxton, who passed to Alan Tomes. I was inside Alan and as a Hawick man I expected the pass, but he gave it to Jim Calder outside him. I’ll never forgive him!“We ripped them apart that day, and it was the start of Wales’ decline and our incline. In 1984 we had the Jim Aitken one-yard try at the start of our Grand Slam year. Wales-Scotland games have always had something happening.”Dynamic youngsters: Deans likes the exciting young Scottish backsExploiting North’s absenceFast-forward three decades and Deans likes what he sees from Cotter’s Scotland, notwithstanding the front-row selection issue. He would also play wing Dougie Fife ahead of Tim Visser when everyone is available.“I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Vern Cotter is a new voice and an excellent coach, as his track record shows. He’s picking players who are playing well, not picking on reputation. He’s brought in a load of youngsters and I like his approach. From a line breaks point of view and an entertainment point of view we deserved to beat France.last_img read more

Implementation dates for Charities Act announced

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  9 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Office of the Third Sector has announced the proposed timetable for the implementation of the Charities Act 2006. Voluntary sector legal and governance trainer Sandy Adirondack has published a straightforward guide to the changes and their timescale.The Act will come into effect in three stages – early 2007, the second half of 2007, and early 2008.In terms of fundraising, the changes to charitable collections in a public place, notably the need for a public collections certificate issued by the Charity Commission and a permit from the relevant local authority, will not come into force before 2009. Advertisement 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 | 6 December 2006 | News The new requirements for professional fundraisers and commercial participators will come into force in the second half of 2007. Adirondack reports that “professional fundraisers will have to state the amount of remuneration they are receiving in connection with an appeal, and how the remuneration is determined. If that amount is not known at the time of the appeal, they will have to give as accurate an estimate as possible.”Similarly, “commercial participators will have to state the amount (or estimate, if the amount is not known at the time) from their charitable promotion that will be given to charities or used for charitable purposes.” Implementation dates for Charities Act announcedlast_img read more

Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner talked to families about education Saturday

first_imgReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin printSuperintendent Dr. Scribner talked to families and children Saturday about how the district and parents can team up and help their children succeed academically.Creando Una Amistad, which means creating a friendship, is a town hall meeting collaboration between Fort Worth ISD and Univision news anchors to help families in Fort Worth better understand Dr. Scirbner and learn more about what they can do to help their children succeed academically.Dr. Scribner’s most important point was to show that it is very important for parents to read to their children everyday. He said it doesn’t matter what you read to them whether it’s a newspaper, magazine, or words on streets or buildings. All that matters is that you read to them everyday, Scribner said.“Our students, many of whom are coming from homes where english is not the primary language, needs to be exposed to as much literature and reading as possible and it doesn’t matter if it is in english, Spanish or Chinese,” Scribner said. “Any opportunity to learn is absolutely necessary.”Dr. Scribner talked about the importance of reading no matter the language. However, Scribner spoke to the crowd in Spanish the entire time as it was mainly a Spanish speaking audience.Many parents and children attended the meeting. One Fort Worth local parent, David Olivarez, talked about listening to the superintendent. “It was a nice surprise to have a superintendent who comes to the community and can speak bilingually both English and Spanish,” Olivarez said.Oliver also said that it’s a fantastic opportunity for people to communicate directly with Dr. Scribner.Brianna Rose, an 11-year-old Fort Worth middle schooler, said it was important for her to come and listen to Dr. Scribner talk about education.“I’ve learned that trying is the best thing to do and that even if I don’t get accepted that I can try next time,” Rose said about striving for better education.Scribner also talked about the major characteristics that Fortune 500 companies look for in employees.“They are looking for students who are bilingual, bicultural, resilient and collaborative,” Scribner said. “Our students have those and we have to prepare them academically so that they can participate in the economy and be leaders.”Scribner said the main thing that he wanted people to learn from his talk was that parental involvement is essential. He also said students with engaged parents are successful students.Pre-K registration will be onsite to help families prepare for the next school year, and several different Fort Worth ISD departments will be present to provide helpful information.This was the first of two events where Dr. Scribner will be talking to families and children.The next event is this Saturday, April 2nd at the Rose Marine Theater at 1440 North Main. The event will go from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.More information is available through the Fort Worth ISD Parent Information Line, 817-814-2070 or via email at [email protected] Twitter Previous articleWinter weather causes health concernsNext articleTCU alum suiting up for Opening Day Simeon Jones RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Twitter Simeon Jones Outstanding FWISD high school artists work on display Middle school French teacher nominated for District Teacher of the Year Simeon Jones Simeon Jones Linkedin ReddIt Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebooklast_img read more

Access to Reporters Without Borders site blocked within hours after move to new web site server

first_img RSF_en Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific News ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the Chinese government’s censorship of the Chinese-language version of its website, , as a result of which Internet users in China are deprived of information about press freedom.On 25th May, the site was moved to a new web site server and within a few hours – we estimate between five and eight hours – access had again been blocked within China. The Chinese authorities very quickly blocked access when the site was first launched on 3 May.The cyber-police clearly used detectors containing subversive and pornographic keyword filters to identify undesirable new sites. Regardless of the consequences for Chinese Internet users, any IP address linked to a website considered undesirable is blocked without any warning. Tens of thousands of Chinese web sites are currently inaccessible online as a result of such measures. Help by sharing this information News to go further Receive email alertscenter_img Follow the news on China China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News March 12, 2021 Find out more May 30, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Access to Reporters Without Borders site blocked within hours after move to new web site server April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Newslast_img read more

Pushing Housing Investment in Detroit

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Now might be the right time to invest in Detroit housing, The Detroit News reports, as the city has avoided inflation seen in other major cities around the country, such as New York City and Miami. Paul Apostolakis, Co-Founder of Omega Lending, states in Detroit News as Metro Detroit loses its reliance on the auto industry, gaines are happening elsewhere.“These days, Metro Detroit is not as dependent on the auto industry — more residents are working in medical and health care industries, cybersecurity, information technology and agribusiness,” Apostolakis said. “That diversification will help the housing market fare better this time around.”Additionally, Detroit is seeing home prices increase. 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.Detroit has recently seen significant investment from not only small investors, but large investors as well. Bank of America has announced that it will be investing $3 million in Detroit neighborhoods aimed at helping homeowners and small-business entrepreneurs, as well as another $2.5 million in support of Detroit’s neighborhoods.“Bank of America is committed to investing in the people, places and projects that move Detroit forward. Our neighborhood strategy is providing support that spurs economic mobility for individuals and families,” said Matt Elliott, Michigan market president at Bank of America. “This foundation grant and the business investments we’ve made to support entrepreneurship, create jobs and make homeownership more attainable are helping to drive economic mobility and strengthen Detroit now and for future generations.”Home prices in In Detroit Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Detroit Investment 2019-11-19 Seth Welborn  Print This Post Previous: Senator Warren Unveils Updated Housing Plan Next: Fannie Mae Announces 2020 Securities Issuance Calendar November 19, 2019 1,295 Views Home / Daily Dose / Pushing Housing Investment in Detroit The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Pushing Housing Investment in Detroit Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Detroit Investment About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

LYIT runner-up in Sunday Times IT of the Year awards

first_img Google+ LYIT runner-up in Sunday Times IT of the Year awards Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Letterkenny Institute of Technology has been named runner up in the Sunday Time Good University Guide 2020. The LYIT was runner up to Waterford Institute of Technology which was named Institute of the Year.The Judges were impressed with the LYITs significant cross border further and higher education initiatives among other positive feedback.The Sunday Times Guide states: “The Co Donegal-based institution is one of the smaller institutes,but like most is in the advanced stages of planning to become a technological university, in partnership with Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and IT Sligo. Judges were impressed not just with its collaboration on this front, but also the significant cross-border further and higher education initiatives with which it is involved” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Previous articleBishop of Raphoe says more consultation was needed on restrictionsNext articleOrange weather warning issued for Donegal News Highland Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – October 30, 2020 Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Kavanaugh confirmation hearing captivates the nation, world

first_imgRonnie Polidoro/ABC News(WASHINGTON) — There was only so much space for members of the public to attend Christine Blasey Ford’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee but her words resonated across the country and around the world.Ford testified for hours in Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.People were seen watching on their phones or gathering at local bars to tune in.Federal employees, like the rest of Washington, D.C., were so glued to their computers that the Department of Housing and Urban Development at one point directed its employees to stop watching the hearing on their work computers because it was overwhelming the agency’s networks.Others stopped what they were doing to watch televisions in buildings like the ABC News headquarters in New York.Televisions in restaurants and bars that usually show sports or scripted shows instead aired the hearing.Students in high schools, colleges and law schools were pictured watching the hearing as Ford testified.The hearing was a top story on many international news sites and was carried live on British television stations BBC and Sky News.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Flash flooding closes Florida airport overnight on busy travel day

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — As flooding and gusty winds slam the Southeast, Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport temporarily closed Monday morning because of severe weather. The airport closed shortly before 4 a.m. due to severe rain and flooding, stopping travelers in their tracks as they rushed to reach their holiday destinations. Sections of the airport were not accessible and flights weren’t operational, airport officials said. Parts of the Fort Lauderdale area have been soaked with more than 1 foot of rain since Sunday.Flights were resuming by 6:30 am, though six flights were canceled and over 100 were delayed, according to the airport.That storm will slowly move through the Carolinas by Monday evening with drier conditions expected for Florida. Up to 5 inches of rain is possible in South Carolina through the next 24 hours.A rainy Christmas for CaliforniaA western storm is bringing very heavy rain to Southern California on Monday morning, including Los Angeles and San Diego, with some flooding possible.A flood advisory was issued overnight for the region.In the mountains of Southern California, some areas could see up to a foot of snow. In the Los Angeles area and San Diego, as much as 1 to 2 inches of rain is possible. Heavy rain will also spread into Arizona later on Monday and into the nighttime hours, with some areas seeing up to 1 inch of rainfall. Snow will spread into the southern Rockies from Utah to Colorado, where locally some areas could see more than a foot in the next 36 hours.Christmas thawOutside of the two travel trouble spots in the Southwest and Southeast, it will be a very mild, spring-like Christmas for most of the eastern U.S. Temperatures will reach the 50s close to Chicago and the 40s into the Great Lakes and the Northeast.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more