R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRT Briscoe Nigeria Plc imports and markets a range of automotive vehicles, power equipment and industrial equipment in Nigeria. Its product range includes some of the world’s most recognised and widely respected automobile and industrial equipment brands. Briscoe Toyota markets, sells and services a range of Toyota commercial and passenger vehicles. The Industrial Equipment division markets, sells and services a range of industrial, mining, drilling and construction equipment under the franchise of various international brands which includes Elgi air compressors, Ford motors, Toyota forklifts, Raymond forklifts and Briscoe Toyota warehouse equipment. The company also offers a logistics and warehousing service. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. RT Briscoe Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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Shaky start: Sale have picked up only one win in eight matches so far this seasonby Ben ColesEIGHT POINTS adrift at the bottom of the Aviva Premiership table, Sale Sharks travel to Worcester this evening knowing that another defeat will only widen the worrying gap between themselves and the rest of the pack.The new season has been cruel so far to the Sharks, with just one win in eight matches coming against Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Cup. Their struggles are not down to a lack of talent – Richie Gray and Danny Cipriani were noteworthy marquee signings – but the implementation of a smooth running coaching team has been a rocky process, one that lead to the dismissal of forwards coach Steve Scott earlier this month.This season was heralded as the start of a rebuilding process that would take Sale back to the glory days of 2005-2006 but so far it’s not happening. Travelling to Sixways in the past would have represented a great opportunity for teams to pick up a win, but not anymore. Now in their second year back in the Premiership, the Warriors close-season recruitment drive was canny.Paul Hodgson, Nikki Walker, Dean Schofield, Jon Clarke and many more have arrived at Sixways bringing with them much needed experience . That hirsute old-stager Andy Goode continues to tick the scoreboard over and whilst Worcester continually struggled last season to score enough tries, this time round they already have a dozen to their name, more than double Sale’s tally to date. More damning is they have shipped 17 tries, a ratio that makes their current position at the bottom of the table no surprise. Their troubles in the forwards have led to Steve Diamond taking charge of the pack, with John Mitchell incoming in a consultancy role and a redoubling of their recruitment drive is currently underway to bring in two Southern Hemisphere props to shore up the front row.Any lack of nous at the coalface against Matt Mullan and Jon Andress will only end in defeat, which means 20-year old Sale loosehead Ross Harrison will have to hold his own against Worcester’s gnarled props. On a cold Friday night, creating a solid platform is everything and if Sale can produce a similar performance to the one they put in against Leicester in the first-half back in Round 6, then they will have a chance to unleash their ball-starved backs. SALFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 14: Richie Gray of Sale Sharks celebrates with team mates after victory over Cardiff Blues in the Heineken Cup Pool 6 match between Sale Sharks and Cardiff Blues at Salford City Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Salford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If Worcester truly are one of Sale’s relegation rivals, which feels like a disservice given their solid start to the season, then this is a must-win game for the Sharks to keep in touch. Lose the pack above you, like Newcastle did last season, and you can find that the gap becomes too large to redress. Friday night at Sixways may not be pretty, but the result will mean everything to both sides.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_
The study found that biomarkers related to head injuries are present in saliva within minutes of an injury. Therefore, the study could expand to pitch-side tests in the future.With blood samples previously necessary for predicting HIA results, the focus on biomarkers within saliva is certainly a breakthrough.“Blood is much more difficult to work with and doesn’t really work for a pitch-side test,” Belli explained. “Now you have something that is non-invasive, quite easy to get, objective and accurate at the same time.”However, researchers need to identify the relevant biomarkers in women for the same effectiveness as there currently isn’t enough data. Belli said that presented an “opportunity to bang the drum for more of this research to be done in groups not traditionally included”. Researchers will present the SCRUM study to World Rugby’s Law and Welfare Symposium this week. Meanwhile, Premiership Rugby has already indicated its willingness to support the next stage of research in the 2021-22 season. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Newcastle’s Michael Young is treated for a head injury (Getty Images) Elite male players across the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons helped developed the test Saliva test 94% accurate in head injury studyA saliva test could be used to diagnose concussion in the future following a study amongst elite male players.Researchers have developed a test that uses microscopic DNA markers in saliva to detect concussion and it predicted the head injury assessment (HIA) result of 156 Premiership and Championship players across the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with 94% accuracy.The SCRUM study was conducted by the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the RFU, Premiership Rugby and Marker Diagnostics, who specialise in biomarkers.Brain injuries are understandably a major area of concern within rugby, with the RFU, WRU and World Rugby facing a lawsuit from former players who have been diagnosed with early-onset dementia.Similarly, sport in general is facing the same level level of scrutiny, highlighted through the Parliament inquiry into Concussion in Sport.Related: UK Parliament inquiry into brain injuries in sportProfessor Antonio Belli, the SCRUM study’s chief investigator, described the study’s findings as “game-changing”. He added: “When I see on TV a player is taken off for the medical saliva test, it will be a major achievement.”
“COPY” VV Building / Ça Arquitectura Year: Argentina 2016 Architects: Ça Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Projects Area: 900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyApartments•Moreno, Argentina Save this picture!© Federico Kulekdjian+ 19 Share VV Building / Ça ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveVV Building / Ça Arquitectura Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874751/vv-building-ciudad-y-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs Photographs: Federico Kulekdjian Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874751/vv-building-ciudad-y-arquitectura Clipboard Manufacturers: Aluar, Artecret, FV, FabDig, Syscam, ferrumCollaborators:Alejandro Micieli, Catalina Piazza, Natalia Arroyo.Development:Manuel MicieliBuilder:Santiago VelascoArchitect In Charge:Juan MicieliCity:MorenoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico KulekdjianText description provided by the architects. This residential building, located in the city of Moreno in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, is among the first in a city block with recently updated zoning guidelines. In the present it operates independently and as the protagonist of its surroundings, but it will also fit perfectly into the urban fabric planned in the municipality´s vision.Save this picture!SchemeComposition and program.• The building is composed of two volumes of one- and two-bedroom apartments. The front volume contain 2 small businesses on the ground floor.• The nucleus of vertical circulation articulates the volumes and opens onto a central patio.• The volumes are rotated to create ample central space, views and luminosity.• The last floor has a double-height ceiling that creates a fluid connection between the terrace and apartment and, like a periscope, captures light for the service sector.• The second facade folds inward on the top level and creates a semi-covered space.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianIntermediate spacesThe element “facade” works as a formal envelop, giving shape to the building; it has functional meaning, improving energy efficiency and creating a screen between the interiors and the street. A “new facade” emerges with thickness and the capacity to harbor different programs and propose new spatialities. It blurs the boundary between the interior and the exterior. It is constructed through the superposition of layers. Each adds functionality to the facade, from the interior furniture, to raw brick, to ornamentation .Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianWhile the facade fulfils programmatic, functional and esthetic roles, it also has phenomenological value. Sight is unhindered from the interior looking out, but gazes from the exterior are interrupted, in the tradition of the 16th century peruvian balcony. The second skin faces North, serving as a parasol and generating an intricate play of light and shadows that endows the interior with feeling. The second skin continues to the terrace, reading like a monolith from the street and generating an intermediate space that is neither interior nor exterior.Save this picture!Sun AnalysisThe facade is a manually-designed arabesque texture that is reminiscent of cursive penmanship. The drawing was plasma-cut into steel sheets and was later treated in a process of oxidation and fixation. The facade was crafted entirely in small-scale local workshops.Save this picture!© Federico KulekdjianProject gallerySee allShow lessV8 Architects to Expand Renzo Piano’s Tilted KPN Tower in RotterdamUnbuilt ProjectSee Thyssenkrupp’s Sideways-Moving Elevator in ActionArticlesProject locationAddress:Moreno, Buenos Aires Province, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeÇa ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMorenoArgentinaPublished on July 01, 2017Cite: “VV Building / Ça Arquitectura” 01 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ITV Auction Party seeks fundraiser contestants 123 total views, 3 views today 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 November 2010 | News Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Events TV ITV is filming a new series in which two families or groups of friends compete against each other trying to raise the most money with a fundraising auction in aid of their favourite charity.The TV company is looking for people keen to take part, especially those with an interest in collecting, who might look to theme their auction around their own interests. The first episode will start filming in Essex next week, so the company is keen to hear from would-be participants urgently.The remaining seven episodes will be filmed around the country.ITV1’s ‘Auction Party’ will be hosted by Laurence Llewellyn Bowen and is open to applicants aged 18 or over.Before the auction, the teams will be provided with some cash to go out with and try to find some bargains to sell at profit at their auctions. They will be advised on their trip by an expert provided by ITV to help them make the best choices. They will also provide some of the items for the auction from their own houses, helped in their selection process by Laurence Lewellyn Bowen.The two teams will be local to each other and so will organise to hold the auction at a local venue, perhaps a church hall, but they will make separate invitation lists for their guests, inviting friends, family and perhaps also people they hope might be most likely to buy their lots at the auction.Would-be participants should call Freddie Martin on 0207 157 4910 or email [email protected] stating their name and daytime contact number. 124 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Charlottesville, Durham, Boston, New Orleans and more — anti-racist actions all across the country are proof of a sea change in the struggle against white supremacy.It began on Aug. 12 when thousands in Charlottesville, Va., stood their ground against heavily armed fascist forces. Those antifa, communist and left activists who faced down the fascists also exposed the role of the police before the entire country — a role already understood by most Black, Brown and Indigenous people. They were the first heroes of the week of struggle.Charlottesville shocked the country, too, with the beating and injuring of Deandre Harris, a Black youth, and the cowardly murder of freedom fighter Heather Heyer.When the president, who is the ugly face of U.S. rulers, himself lined up with the Nazis and Klan, it made it clear to many that the pinnacle of the government itself is to blame for the racist crimes.That the police did nothing to stop the racist and anti-Semitic thugs came as a shock to many in this country who want to end the plague of white supremacy, and now realize that they have to do it themselves and defend themselves.Response to CharlottesvilleYoung people in Durham, N.C., including Workers World Party members, answered the Charlottesville outrage by ridding that city on Aug. 14 of its shameful Confederate monument. With their action they showed that the people can take the fight for justice into their own hands.This people’s toppling inspired a mass movement to rid the entire country of these symbols of slavery.When seven people were then arrested in Durham, charged with felonies for this bold act against white supremacy, many forces came together to show the defendants that they were not alone.At a court appearance on Aug. 17 for a few of those arrested, some 200 people showed up at the sheriff’s office in a magnificent display of solidarity. Scores of them volunteered to “confess” to helping topple the statue three days earlier. They collectively accepted responsibility for the action, although the Durham prosecutor refused their “confession.”The next day, when the Ku Klux Klan threatened to rally in Durham, many youth from Durham’s Black community joined the activists and spent hours seizing the space, stopping the Klan from showing its face. The racists had to settle for a small, symbolic appearance late in the day away from the announced place.Throughout the U.S. there were hundreds of protests and vigils in solidarity with Charlottesville anti-racists and inspired by the Durham initiative.An attempt by Klan and Nazi elements to call an “alt-right” action in Boston Commons on Aug. 19, disguised as a “free-speech” rally, galvanized reaction by a multinational mass wave of struggle. Some 40,000 people came into the streets, defying physical threats and following the leadership of Black Lives Matter organizers and other Black and Brown people, led by women, to overwhelm the racists by 500 to 1. (See article by Diva Williams.)In Baltimore, in anticipation of a popular action, the mayor and City Council removed four Confederate monuments in the wee hours of the morning of Aug. 16.In New Orleans, Take ’em Down NOLA, which has been campaigning to remove a Confederate monument for years, and others held a mass rally of 2,000 people on Aug. 20.In the San Francisco Bay Area, the mostly Black workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced they are making plans to show the potential for working-class action in this country against racism.In Philadelphia, Black and other organizations have targeted the statue of Frank Rizzo, a racist former police commissioner and mayor. This action brings the anti-racist struggle together with the history of resistance to police brutality and murders of people in the African-American community.Durham activists from many organizations, inspired and encouraged by the massive support they got during the week, are now coming together to form a united organization to fight racism. A success in Durham can inspire more of the same throughout the U.S.It is encouraging for the building of a united struggle against racism that national figures like Prof. Cornel West thanked the Antifa forces for their role in physically confronting the fascists and maintaining the safe and organized resistance in Charlottesville.Those on the front line of the struggle — and they are all Antifa in the sense that all share a desire to root out the violent racists — need the support of all thinking people who want no part of a racist USA.A good first step is to support Takiyah Thompson — the young Black woman pioneer in this struggle who hung the rope around the neck of the Durham statue — and the six other defendants in Durham. Their local supporters ask that you:Call the District Attorney’s office and ask that all charges against Thompson and the other protesters be dropped: 919-808-3010.Donate to a Freedom Fighter bail/defense fund at Durhamsolidaritycenter.org/bondfund.Sign the petition at tinyurl.com/y9j4ya4x/.Support Takiyah Thompson at venmo.com/solidarity-takiyah or paypal.me/unrulybabyhair.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
By Andy Eubank – Sep 28, 2012 Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks All Up SHARE Corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2012 in Indiana totaled 68.1 million bushels, up 17 percent from last year. On-farm corn stocks totaled 17.5 million bushels, up 30 percent from the previous year. Off-farm corn stocks totaled 50.6 million bushels, up 13 percent from 2011. Soybean stocks in all positions totaled 11.5 million bushels, up 8 percent from last year. On-farm soybean stocks totaled 1.8 million bushels, down 12 percent from September 1, 2011.Indiana off-farm soybean stocks totaled 9.8 million bushels, up 12 percent from the previous year. Wheat stocks in all positions totaled 45.8 million bushels, up 22 percent from last year. On-farm wheat stocks totaled 1.6 million bushels, 16 percent below 2011. Off-farm wheat stocks totaled 44.2 million bushels, up 24 percent from September 1, 2011. Off-farm oat stocks totaled 108 thousand bushels, up 35 percent from a year ago.Nationally, old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 988 million bushels, down 12 percent from September 1, 2011. Of the total stocks, 314 million bushels are stored on farms, down slightly from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 675 million bushels, are down 17 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2012 indicated disappearance is 2.16 billion bushels, compared with 2.54 billion bushels during the same period last year.U.S. old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 169 million bushels, down 21 percent from September 1, 2011. Soybean stocks stored on farms totaled 38.3 million bushels, down 21 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 131 million bushels, are down 21 percent from last September. Indicated disappearance for June – August 2012 totaled 498 million bushels, up 23 percent from the same period a year earlier.Based on an analysis of end-of-marketing year stock estimates, disappearance data for exports and crushings, and farm program administrative data, the 2011 soybean production is revised to 3.09 billion bushels, up 37.5 million bushels from the previous estimate. Planted area is revised up 70,000 acres. Harvested area is revised up 140,000 acres to 73.8 million acres. The 2011 yield, at 41.9 bushels per acre, is up 0.4 bushel from the previous estimate. A table with 2011 acreage, yield, and production estimates by States is included on page 17 of this report.Nationally, all wheat stored in all positions on September 1, 2012 totaled 2.10 billion bushels, down 2 percent from a year ago. On-farm stocks are estimated at 573 million bushels, down 9 percent from last September. Off-farm stocks, at 1.53 billion bushels, are up 1 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2012 indicated disappearance is 908 million bushels, up 27 percent from the same period a year earlier.Source: Indiana NASS Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Stocks All Up SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCorn Stocks Down 12 Percent from September 2011Next articleNRCS Advises Keeping Crop Residue To Avoid Erosion Problems Andy Eubank
Linkedin Senior service program kept alive by community leadership Facebook Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ ReddIt + posts Fiction writer Aryn Kyle read short stories from her book “Boys and Girls Like You and Me” to both students and the public Wednesday night. Twitter printA Fort Worth school is up for national recognition for its success in working with urban youth.McLean Middle School is one of 22 schools nationally and one of four in Fort Worth to be nominated for the 2016 National Excellence in Urban Education award.The award presented by the National Center of Urban Schools Transformation (NCUT) recognizes schools with a significant urban population who can prove that their school has maintained high standards in academics, attendance and faculty instruction.The center reviews the school’s previous two years of test scores and academics along with video submissions and an essay from the principle.The NCUT also evaluates the success of students learning English as a second language as well as families of students with low income, among other categories.McLean has won state awards before, but this is the first time they have been recognized on a national scale.Principle Melissa Bryan said her faculty has been working hard and that she is excited for the opportunity for that work to be recognized.She added that McClean has always had a high standard for academic excellence, despite many kids being economically disadvantaged. More than 60 percent of students at McLean qualify for either free or reduced lunch.She also said she is looking forward to the award committee seeing the work that the faculty is doing with the students.Megan Ngo, a science teacher at McLean, said it is their rigorous curriculum and teaching style that is what has lead to the school’s success.Bryan agrees with Ngo.“My faculty could match up against any faculty in the nation,” Bryan said. “It’s our teachers that really make the difference.”In late February the the award committee will visit the four schools that have been nominated from Fort Worth. The visit will include interviewing teachers and students about their learning experiences at McLean.Bryan said winning the award would mean a lot to her and the rest of the faculty, but more importantly, the community and the parents of the students.The committee will award either bronze, silver or gold grades to the finalist in March. The Silver Award schools receive a check for $2,500 and are eligible to receive the Gold Award in their category. Previous articleSwimming & diving team signs 8-year-old Nathan LinNext articleMeals on Wheels seeks volunteers Chris Rios RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Western culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actor Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Western culture in the Stockyards gives exposure to rising actor Facebook Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Beach Volleyball aims to push program further in fourth season with annual ‘Purple and White Scrimmage’ Chris Rios Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ Twitter Chris Rioshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-rios/ ReddIt