CWC sees sales rise as it battles through choppy economic waters

first_imgThursday 4 November 2010 11:26 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Share CWC sees sales rise as it battles through choppy economic waters whatsapp Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) reported a two per cent rise in first-half sales in what it said was a mixed economic environment, and said its full-year expectations were unchanged.CWC, which trades in a number of overseas territories including the Caribbean, the Maldives and Panama, said a strong performance in Macao and Monaco & Islands, however, had boosted its core profit by four per cent. In the first half, CWC’s revenue was $1.2bn (£738m) and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation were $424m. CWC split from the former Cable & Wireless group this year. The remaining business, now called Cable & Wireless Worldwide, services corporate and government customers. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Strong US performance boosts Taylor Wimpey

first_imgTuesday 18 January 2011 8:15 am Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp alison.lock center_img Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has said stabilisation in the US market helped lift its 2010 profit and led to several approaches for its North American unit, which is under the hammer.Volumes and margins beat expectations in Canada and the US, driving group underlying operating profit and pretax profit above expectations, the company said in its full-year trading update.“Relative to our consensus expectations and our internal forecast, both (the US and Canada) outperformed in the period,” chief executive Pete Redfern told Reuters.“I wouldn’t say a recovery quite yet (in the US), but we certainly saw stabilisation at the back end of the year.”The company is due to report results for 2010 on March 3.Taylor Wimpey shares were trading about 6.7 per cent higher in the morning, helped by the improved guidance, and after it confirmed interest in its North American operations.“We have received interest regarding our North American operations and we are in the early stages of evaluating these approaches,” the company said.Taylor Wimpey put its US homebuilding unit Taylor Morrison on the auction block in November, after the operations were earmarked for disposal to focus on its domestic operations and lower debt.“We had felt towards the end of the year it was likely to be going towards a point when we would initiate that process, but obviously having a stable…market (in the US) makes a big difference,” said Redfern.The housebuilder, which has businesses in Britain, Spain and North America, would not comment on the approaches. Analysts expect a sale at around the book value of the US and Canadian units, approximately £600m, with the units to be sold either separately or a package. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For Strong US performance boosts Taylor Wimpey Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Sharelast_img read more

Kenya Airways Limited ( HY2018 Presentation

first_imgKenya Airways Limited ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Best shares to buy now: how I’d invest £20k in UK shares in 2021 to double my money

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Best shares to buy now: how I’d invest £20k in UK shares in 2021 to double my money See all posts by Peter Stephens 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Peter Stephens owns shares of Tesco, Unilever, and Vodafone. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry, Tesco, and Unilever. 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. 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Over time, they could offer a higher chance for an investor to double their money.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Buying UK shares to double an investmentInvesting £20k in UK shares today could be a sound means of generating high returns. The index trades significantly down on its previous high. This suggests there’s further to run for the stock market rally of recent months.The FTSE 100 has posted high single-digit annual returns on a total return basis since it was formed in 1984. Therefore, an investor who obtains the same return as the stock market could turn £20k into £40k within around nine years.However, with many UK shares currently trading at cheap prices, that process may be shortened. Investors who’ve previously bought a range of companies after a market crash, such as the one we’ve experienced in 2020, have generally benefited from a long-term recovery.The most recent example of this was the global financial crisis. Then the FTSE 100 halved before more than doubling in the following years.Investing money in the best shares nowAn investor in UK shares may be able to further improve their returns by purchasing the best shares now. They could include companies such as Vodafone and Tesco that have produced resilient financial performances in recent months.They may be better able to withstand further political and economic risks in the short run. So they can benefit from a likely improvement in operating conditions in the coming years.Similarly, FTSE 100 shares such as Unilever and Burberry appear to have wide economic moats that could enable them to outperform sector peers. This may mean they can cope with disruption in the short run to capitalise on improving consumer confidence in the long run.Their strong brands may also mean they enjoy high customer loyalty that leads to a growing market share in the coming years.Market-beating returnsOf course, every investor will have their own ideas as to which UK shares are the best stocks to buy now. However, by purchasing high-quality businesses when they trade at at low prices, and holding them for the long run, it’s possible to obtain market-beating returns.In the coming years, this could mean an investor is able to double their money at a relatively fast pace. And consequently enjoy greater financial freedom as a result. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_img Battering ram: Billy Vunipola tries to break a tackle from Jamie Heaslip at Twickenham. (Photo: Getty Images) Happy days: Wales Women celebrate Dyddgu Hywel’s try. (Photo: Huw Evans Agency)World Cup here we comeWales Women snuck a shock 10-8 victory over France and secured qualification for next year’s World Cup in the process. France were the firm favourites but heroic defence from skipper Rachel Taylor and her team set up a memorable victory after Dyddgu Hywel had scored an early try.France led 8-5 early in the second half and threw everything at their hosts to try to move further ahead, but could not break through the Wales defence. Then Megan York finished off an outstanding move to put Wales in front and more great defence enabled them to hang on for the win.Victorious skipper Taylor said: “The magnitude of this win probably won’t sink in for a couple of days. They try and bully you and beat you up around the park, we knew it was coming and just had to front up and compete. The first five minutes showed we were here to party – I couldn’t be prouder.” The right Toolis for the jobA late try from second row Ben Toolis gave Edinburgh a welcome 24-23 win over the Scarlets in the Guinness Pro12. The Scottish side came into the game having lost four consecutive matches – all away from home – and so were delighted to get back to winning ways. Phil Burleigh scored Edinburgh’s other try while Blair Kinghorn kicked 14 points and the win kept them in the hunt for the playoffs. Action from the RBS 6 Nations, the Aviva Premiership, the Guinness Pro12, Super Rugby and the women’s and U20 competitions produced plenty of heroes and villains. Sharks squander their chanceThere were enough Saints and Sinners in the Sale Sharks v Saracens Aviva Premiership match to fill their own column, so I am just going to name-check a few from their extraordinary 36-36 draw.Top of the bill has to be poor old Danny Cipriani, who once again missed a potentially match-winning kick late in the game. The fly-half squandered four conversions in all, including the last one after a try from Tom Arscott. Super Jaguares: Martin Landajo starred in his side’s Super Rugby debut. (Photo: Getty Images)Super startArgentinas Jaguares grabbed some headlines on their Super Rugby debut by snatching a 34-33 victory over the Cheetahs with a quite brilliant try.The South Americans had to fight back from 24-3 down and were still trailing 30-24 with 65 minutes gone when replacement full-back Matias Orlando set off on a scorching run out of defence. He flipped a brilliant pass to Martin Landajo on the 22 and the scrum-half stepped past the final man to score the try. Nicolas Sanchez converted and added a drop-goal on 70 minutes to make the lead 34-30, so one last penalty for the Cheetahs wasn’t enough for them to steal back the win. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SaintsBilly carries England homeBilly Vunipola put in a stand-out performance for England in their 21-10 RBS 6 Nations win over Ireland at Twickenham.The No 8 was more potent in attack than any of his team-mates, making 94 metres from 17 carries, with only Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw bettering that in this game, with 108m.Vunipola beat nine defenders and still found the energy to make eight tackles, then pick up the Man of the Match award. His break from a scrum in the first half would have resulted in a try if CJ Stander and Conor Murray hadn’t combined to stop him, while his second-half charge from a lineout did set up the attack which led to Mike Brown’s try. Kicking catastrophe: George North fluffs his kick at Jules Plisson (right) looks on. (Photo: Huw Evans)The SinnersJules looks a foolIt is tempting to put the whole France team bar skipper Guilhem Guirado on the Sinners’ bench as they were so inept in their 19-10 defeat in Cardiff. They had plenty of attacking platforms in the shape of close-range scrums and lineouts, but didn’t appear to run any set moves from them and looked clueless. Their attack was totally impotent and it wasn’t until late in the game that Guirado crossed the line from a rolling maul for their solitary try.However, fly-half Jules Plisson goes to the bottom of this not-very-good French class for gifting a try to George North in the 46th minute of the match, to give Wales a clear lead. North was chasing a kick from Jonathan Davies up the left wing, he attempted to kick ahead as the try-line approached and only managed an embarrassing air-shot, but instead of diving on the ball, Plisson kicked it ahead himself and North gratefully touched down for a try. Points make prizes Gareth Steenson gets a big pat on the back this week for his 16-point haul in Exeter Chiefs’ 26-17 win over Bath, as it took the fly-half past 1,000 points for the Devon club. Steenson kicked four penalties and two conversions, taking his Premiership points total for the season to 155 – the best in the league – and helping Exeter narrow the gap to Saracens at the top of the table to three points. TAGS: Edinburgh RugbyHighlightWasps Let it goI enjoyed seeing TV presenter John Inverdale winding up Ali Williams about New Zealand’s 2007 World Cup quarter-final loss to France in Cardiff, in the BBC studio at half-time in Friday’s Wales v France match.Williams was laying into referee Wayne Barnes for blowing his whistle too often and Martyn Williams laughed “let it go!” before Inverdale said: “Ali, it was nine years ago – you can’t change history, OK?” Ali Williams laughed too, and as Inverdale explained to his audience what he was talking about, the Kiwi chipped in “It ruined my life!” Lethal WaspsDespite the fact both Wasps and Harlequins were on 37 points in the Aviva Premiership table before they met on Sunday afternoon, there was a gulf in class at the Ricoh Arena as Wasps romped to a 42-10 win.Their fifth try was an absolute cracker, with Rob Miller putting Frank Halai through a gap with a superb offload, then Halai finding Siali Piutau, who stepped diagonally through the last line of defence to score.Wonderful Wasps: Siali Piutau on his way to the try-line. (Photo: Getty Images)Plaudits also go to Christian Wade, who was involved in creating tries for Nathan Hughes and Thomas Young, who scored one himself from close range and put in a top-notch try-saving tackle on Charlie Matthews when the Quins wing looked certain to score. Wade isn’t exactly famed for his strong defence, but that tackle was out of the top drawer. Kicking king: Greig Laidlaw (left) helped Scotland to a welcome win. (Photo: Getty Images)Great Scots Greig Laidlaw was the Man of the Match in Scotland’s 36-20 win over Italy in Rome – a result which ended a nine-match losing streak for Scotland in the RBS 6 Nations.Laidlaw kicked five penalties to keep the Italians at arms-length for most of the game, and converted all three tries. He missed from the tee just once, a penalty immediately before half-time.Stuart Hogg also shone for Scotland – as ever – making 99 metres with the ball in hand, beating six defenders in the process and helping to set up the opening try for John Barclay and the last one for Tommy Seymour. Top tackle Alex Cuthbert has not had the happiest time in a Wales shirt in the last couple of years and while he had a quiet game in attack on his return to the team on Friday (making just three carries), he did a vital piece of work in defence, stopping a France try.With a little help from Liam Williams, Cuthbert put in a vital try-saving tackle on Maxime Medard as the full-back looked set to score in the left hand corner. Cuthbert stopped him short, then got his body underneath the Frenchman to prevent any chance of a try. France were 16-3 down at the time, midway through the second half, so a seven-pointer at that stage would have put them right back into the game. Cuthbert earned his match fee right there. Brown in the bad booksIreland scrum-half Conor Murray had to have stitches to a facial wound after Mike Brown caught him with his boot in a ruck ten minutes from the end of the England v Ireland game. Referee Romain Poite and TV ref Shaun Veldsman looked at the replays and decided the contact had been accidental so gave just a penalty, but Brown needs to take more care about where he puts his boot when he is trying to ruck out a ball – especially as he seemed to make contact with Murray’s face twice. The England full-back wasn’t even given at ticking off by Poite, which was odd, considering Murray had to leave the pitch with a bleeding wound.Mixed reviews: Mike Brown scored a fine try but needs to watch his step. (Photo: Inpho)South loses his way England U20 are among the Sinners this week for squandering a 20-6 lead and losing 26-20 to Ireland U20 at Kingston Park on Friday. An extra slap on the wrist goes to Stan South who got himself sent off during the second half for a tip tackle. He grabbed a player’s leg as he stood at the back of the ruck and turned him upside down in a needless and dangerous act of foul play. Ireland kicked the resulting penalty to go from 23-20 up to 26-20 and England were unable to score in the last five minutes to snatch the win. A weak tackle from Saracens full-back Ben Ransom allowed Arscott to score the first of his two tries as Sale built up a 17-0 lead. Then, after Saracens had fought back to 22-17 up, only for three Cipriani penalties to put Sale 26-22 ahead, Sharks full-back Mike Haley flung a high long pass to Sam James, forcing the centre to jump high to collect it, and James threw a silly offload several metres forward, where Chris Wyles swooped on it and put Nick Tompkins through for a try.A young Saracens side actually did very well to fight back from 17-0 down, but Sale should be kicking themselves that they gifted them a couple of interception tries and failed to kick the points which could have brought a memorable win over the league leaders.last_img read more

Sycamore House / Kovac Architects

first_img Photographs Projects 2010 United States ArchDaily Sycamore House / Kovac ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSycamore House / Kovac Architects Year:  Sycamore House / Kovac Architects “COPY” CopyHouses•Pacific Palisades, United States Houses CopyAbout this officeKovac ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPacific PalisadesWoodHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 05, 2012Cite: “Sycamore House / Kovac Architects” 05 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?梧桐住宅 / Kovac 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 stream “COPY” Architects: Kovac Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lisa Romerein+ 14 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Lisa RomereinSave this picture!© Lisa RomereinRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. Designed as the home of firm Principal Michael Kovac, Sycamore House serves as a laboratory for the firm’s ongoing research into sustainable architecture and a showcase for Kovac’s design philosophy. The home’s seamless integration of environmental systems and green materials has made it one of the first in California to garner Platinum Certification from the USGBC LEED for Homes Program.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinSycamore House takes its name from three beautiful trees on the site that originally attracted Kovac to the property; the simple geometry of the house is driven by the steeply descending site. Nestled into the downhill side of a ridge top street, the 3,400 square-foot home presents a deceptively modest one-story face to the street, while a view from below reveals a series of sculpted volumes over three floors. Inspired by the surrounding sycamores, Kovac commissioned artist Jill Sykes to turn the minimal street facade of recycled fiber cement panels into a canvas into which her subtle shadow patterns were etched.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinA 23-foot tall interior concrete wall anchors Sycamore House to its site and organizes the house formally and functionally. The wall’s weighty presence provides an elegant counterpoint to a delicate cantilevered stair connecting the upper living spaces to private spaces below. Its thermal mass helps to regulate air temperature while its vertical expanse encourages natural ventilation, both guiding warm air to clerestory windows and drawing cool canyon breezes from below.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinPhotovoltaic panels provide for nearly all of the house’s power needs, and a green roof insulates the home and reduces storm water runoff. The house also employs an array of sustainable materials, including high fly ash content concrete, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified woods, reclaimed wood flooring, zero-VOC paints, recycled glass tile, formaldehyde-free plywood, and high efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances.Save this picture!© Lisa RomereinThe effort toward maximum sustainability extended beyond the design of the new home to encompass the ‘deconstruction’ of the existing house on the site. Prior to its removal, site vegetation was cleared by a herd of grazing goats. Interior fixtures and appliances were removed and donated to Habitat for Humanity, while framing lumber was re-used elsewhere in low-income construction. Overseen by The Reuse People, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to keeping usable building materials out of landfills, the process repurposed a minimum 75% of the existing building material.Save this picture!Plan Project gallerySee allShow lessmodeLab Applied Data Trees in GrasshopperArticlesSt. Horto Winning Proposal / OFL ArchitectureArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

NCVO chooses Dr Priya Singh as new Chair

first_img Melanie May | 5 October 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  619 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “Priya was the stand-out candidate in a high-quality field. Her background in medicine, risk and healthcare business and charity leadership, means that she brings valuable skills and extensive governance experience.”Interim chair Anne Heal said:“I look forward to welcoming Priya to the role as Chair of NCVO in November. With NCVO’s new strategy placing a heavy emphasis on deepening its connection to its membership, Priya brings a wealth of highly relevant experience – not only at board level but also from the perspective of running a small charity, supporting volunteering and delivering on a limited budget.”  620 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: NCVO Recruitment / people The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has chosen Dr Priya Singh as its new Chair, due to take over the role in November.Dr Singh has a background in general medicine, specialising in medical law, ethics and patient safety. She spent more than 20 years at the Medical Protection Society, where she was responsible for the provision of professional services to 290,000 doctors, dentists, and other health professionals around the world.She is Executive Director of the Society for Assistance of Medical Families, and a member of NCVO, a Non-Executive Director of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, a member of the London Policing Ethics Panel and an associate with Working With Cancer, a social enterprise helping people with cancer to return to and remain in work.Dr Singh succeeds Anne Heal, a trustee of NCVO since 2015 who was appointed as Chair on an interim basis to allow time for an extensive search and recruitment process. This follows the term served by Peter Kellner, who was Chair of NCVO for three years from 2016-2019.Dr Priya Singh said:“This is a challenging time for us all and I am absolutely delighted to be joining the trustees, Karl and the talented NCVO team at a pivotal moment in NCVO’s history. Recent months have brought into sharp focus the vital role that charities and volunteers play in society, doing whatever it takes during the pandemic to support the communities we serve. We need to do all that we can to support them, amplifying voices and maximising impact. I look forward to bringing my experience in leading membership organisations, to give sharp focus to the things that NCVO can do to support its members and the wider sector.”Dr Singh’s appointment follows a competitive search process led by NCVO’s president, Baroness Jill Pitkeathley and managed by executive search consultancy firm Green Park. Baroness Pitkeathley was joined on a selection panel by NCVO’s co-vice-chairs, Julie Bentley and Vanessa Griffiths, along with governance expert and former NCVO trustee Jules Mason.The panel presented a recommendation to the full board in early June, which they accepted. The appointment is for a three-year term, and is subject to ratification at NCVO’s annual general meeting on 23 November.Commenting, Baroness Pitkeathley said: Advertisement NCVO chooses Dr Priya Singh as new Chairlast_img read more

Berkeley, Calif., says: Save the People’s Post Office

first_imgWW photoAbout 200 people rallied on July 27 “in direct defense of our post office” on the steps of the threatened historic main post office building in downtown Berkeley, Calif. The rally was part of a national weekend of action to save the U.S. Postal Service, including actions at threatened post offices in the Bronx, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Tacoma, Wash.; and at the Southern Calif. offices of Rep. Darrell Issa, who is leading the Congressional effort to dismantle and privatize the USPS.Rally speakers included Dave Welsh, retired letter carrier and delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council; Norman Solomon, author of “Privatizing Our Future: What’s at Stake and How to Stop It”; Hannah Appel, author of “You Are Not a Loan: Debt Resistance and the Post Office”; Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Council member; Dr. Gray Brechin, author and historical geographer; and Dorsey Nunn, of Prisoners with Children, speaking as an ex-prisoner on the importance of mail to prisoners.At the end of the rally, the Direct Defense Action Team to Save the Berkeley Post Office announced plans to camp out on the steps of the post office, in coalition with Strike Debt Bay Area. They began to set up tents. Free food was provided by people from Occupy Oakland and other donations.The statement on “Why We Are Here” reads in part: “We demand that the USPS reverse its decision to ‘relocate’ Berkeley’s Main Post Office and sell our Post Office building, and instead provide Post Office services in our Post Office building. We intend to defend our Post Office building and our right to Post Office services with our physical presence until this demand is met.”When asked about the encampment, Welsh responded about the racist nature of the campaign to demolish the post office and bust the unions. He described the USPS as “this country’s largest unionized employer. … Today the Postal Service is the largest single source of Black employment — 20 percent of the postal workforce. For many workers of all nationalities, it is one of the few places where living-wage jobs are still available in our low-pay, ‘post-industrial’ economy.“The campaign to privatize and deunionize the USPS is a threat to the livelihood of every affected worker and neighborhood,” asserted Welsh. “But it stands to hit hardest in those communities of color that are already suffering unemployment at Great Depression levels. We need a movement that puts in the forefront those most impacted by the postal crisis — Black, Brown and rural communities, elderly, people with disabilities and low-income people.”On day two of the encampment, people were stopping by all day long in support, reading literature about the struggle, signing petitions, donating toward food, and enjoying music provided by various talented volunteers. A general assembly was held to discuss some rules for the camp and plan for Monday’s opening of business at the post office. The protesters, who are demanding that the post office be kept open, are not blocking the entrance or trying to shut it down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Expect Cost of Pork to Rise

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Under pressure from animal rights activists and sensing a shift in consumer sentiment, several major pork producers have agreed to phase out gestation crates and switch to more open pens. Some of that change will come as U.S. pork producers build new barns and retrofit old ones to give hogs more space.  Many of those same producers point out that consumers opposed to keeping pregnant sows in tight cages can expect to pay for their clearer consciences with higher food prices.Dennis Treacy, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods, says major pork buyer McDonald’s Corporation recently announced its suppliers will have to stop using gestation pins as well. He says – that announcement was a tipping point in the debate about gestation stalls versus pens. Smithfield had converted 30 percent of its company-owned farms by the end of December and is on track to meet its goal of switching all of them by 2017.Dave Warner, spokesman for the National Pork Producers Council says – putting open pens into existing barns cuts production because the buildings can’t hold as many sows. But building bigger barns to accommodate group pens is expensive, and smaller producers who can’t afford to retrofit existing barns could be forced out of business, further reducing supplies. On top of that add veterinary costs that can go up because sows tend to fight and sometimes injure each other.Source: NAFB News Service By Andy Eubank – Mar 22, 2012 Expect Cost of Pork to Rise SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Expect Cost of Pork to Rise Previous articleUSDA Trade Mission on its way to ChinaNext articleLugar Co-sponsors Two Bills to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Farmers Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising

first_img Elanco initiated legal action last week in an eastern Wisconsin U.S. District Court against international dairy conglomerate Arla Foods. Elanco wants the court to force Arla to stop what it calls a deceptive advertising campaign and false business practices against rbST, which is a supplement marketed and sold by Elanco under the brand name Prosilac. Elanco says the technology has been proven safe and effective since it was first approved by the FDA in 1993. The Arla campaign is called “Live and Unprocessed,” launching across America in late April.The campaign is based upon a child’s understanding of what rbST is and then brings the perception to life as an animated monster with razor-sharp horns and electrified fur. Elanco’s complaint says it believes that Arla is intentionally deceiving the public about the safety of rbST. The product has been used for more than 20 years, with rbST used to help cows give more milk without changing the safety and quality of American dairy products.Source: NAFB News Service Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for May 25, 2017Next articleU.S. Ethanol Production Down Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – May 24, 2017 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Elanco Seeks Injunction Against Deceptive rbST Advertising Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more