R.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgR.T. Briscoe Nigeria Plc (RTBRIS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.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)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.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 Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Have you found UK Fundraising useful and wanted to thank us in some way? Well, now you can, using the Paypal donation system.UK Fundraising publishes its information at no charge, but we are a for-profit company, not a charity. Still, we thought we’d give our readers a chance to say thank you for the site by making a donation – OK, a payment – to us using PayPal.We’re not asking or expecting you to do it: this site does after all generate profit for us. Still, if you’re feeling particularly generous today, or you know just how valuable UK Fundraising has been to you, feel free to make a donation. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 19 September 2004 | News Advert > Donate to UK Fundraising via Paypallast_img read more

New gold medal for China – for human rights violations

first_img News Follow the news on China ChinaAsia – Pacific China continues to crack down on journalists and Internet users as its Olympic team carries on winning medals in Athens. Reporters Without Borders calls on the International Olympic Committee to put pressure on Beijing to respect free expression before the 2008 Olympic Games. Organisation August 25, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New gold medal for China – for human rights violations As the Athens Olympic Games enter their final days and approach the closing ceremony, at which the Olympic flag will be handed over to the mayor of Beijing, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today awarded China an additional gold medal – one for human rights violations.China’s repression of dissidents, including journalists and cyber-dissidents, has not let up during these games. The People’s Republic of China is the world’s biggest prison for the press. Twenty-seven journalists and more than 60 Internet users are detained for crimes of opinion.The leading journalist Cheng Yizhong has been detained without trial for the past five months for reporting a suspected case of SARS and the death of student while being tortured in a police station in Guangzhou. Two of his colleagues have been sentenced to six and eight years in prison for the same reason.Journalists with the foreign media are always viewed with suspicion by the Chinese authorities and are sometimes the target of threats and violence. Police hit an Associated Press photographer and manhandled one of his colleagues from Agence France-Presse on 7 August while they were covering the xenophobic rioting that followed the Asia Cup soccer final in Beijing.Moreover, the Chinese government has acquired a new system for monitoring mobile phone text messages in real time. This technology allows the authorities to filter messages for key words and identify those sending “reactionary” messages. The public security ministry has already been monitoring the Internet extensively and jamming some foreign radio stations.The next Olympic Games will open in Beijing four years from now. China is already far from keeping its promises to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), especially its undertakings about the free flow of information. The IOC must do everything possible to get Beijing to respect basic freedoms, or else the Olympic spirit will be badly trampled on as it was already at the Moscow Games in 1980. Dozens of countries boycotted those games and the political police arrested hundreds of dissidents.After waging a campaign against Beijing’s successful bid to host the next Olympics, Reporters Without Borders has launched www.boycottbeijing2008.net to rally opinion against the Chinese Communist Party’s dictatorship. to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Caltech Astronomers Have Created a Simulation of Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer

first_img Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Simulated view of the Milky Way galaxy, seen from a nearly face-on angle. This image was created by simulating the formation of our galaxy using a supercomputer, which, in this case, consisted of 2,000 computers linked together. Credit: Hopkins Research Group/CaltechAstronomers have created the most detailed computer simulation to date of our Milky Way galaxy’s formation, from its inception billions of years ago as a loose assemblage of matter to its present-day state as a massive, spiral disk of stars.The simulation solves a decades-old mystery surrounding the tiny galaxies that swarm around the outside of our much larger Milky Way. Previous simulations predicted that thousands of these satellite, or dwarf, galaxies should exist. However, only about 30 of the small galaxies have ever been observed. Astronomers have been tinkering with the simulations, trying to understand this “missing satellites” problem to no avail.Now, with the new simulation—which used a network of thousands of computers running in parallel for 700,000 central processing unit (CPU) hours — Caltech astronomers have created a galaxy that looks like the one we live in today, with the correct, smaller number of dwarf galaxies.“That was the aha moment, when I saw that the simulation can finally produce a population of dwarf galaxies like the ones we observe around the Milky Way,” says Andrew Wetzel, postdoctoral fellow at Caltech and Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, and lead author of a paper about the new research, published August 20 in Astrophysical Journal Letters.One of the main updates to the new simulation relates to how supernovae, explosions of massive stars, affect their surrounding environments. In particular, the simulation incorporated detailed formulas that describe the dramatic effects that winds from these explosions can have on star-forming material and dwarf galaxies. These winds, which reach speeds up to thousands of kilometers per second, “can blow gas and stars out of a small galaxy,” says Wetzel.Indeed, the new simulation showed the winds can blow apart young dwarf galaxies, preventing them from reaching maturity. Previous simulations that were producing thousands of dwarf galaxies weren’t taking the full effects of supernovae into account.“We had thought before that perhaps our understanding of dark matter was incorrect in these simulations, but these new results show we don’t have to tinker with dark matter,” says Wetzel. “When we more precisely model supernovae, we get the right answer.”Astronomers simulate our galaxy to understand how the Milky Way, and our solar system within it, came to be. To do this, the researchers tell a computer what our universe was like in the early cosmos. They write complex codes for the basic laws of physics and describe the ingredients of the universe, including everyday matter like hydrogen gas as well as dark matter, which, while invisible, exerts gravitational tugs on other matter. The computers then go to work, playing out all the possible interactions between particles, gas, and stars over billions of years.“In a galaxy, you have 100 billion stars, all pulling on each other, not to mention other components we don’t see like dark matter,” says Caltech’s Phil Hopkins, associate professor of theoretical astrophysics and principal scientist for the new research. “To simulate this, we give a supercomputer equations describing those interactions and then let it crank through those equations repeatedly and see what comes out at the end.”The researchers are not done simulating our Milky Way. They plan to use even more computing time, up to 20 million CPU hours, in their next rounds. This should lead to predictions about the very faintest and smallest of dwarf galaxies yet to be discovered. Not a lot of these faint galaxies are expected to exist, but the more advanced simulations should be able to predict how many are left to find.The study, titled “Reconciling Dwarf Galaxies with ?CDM Cosmology: Simulating A Realistic Population of Satellites Around a Milky Way-Mass Galaxy,” was funded by Caltech, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the National Science Foundation, NASA, an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Space Telescope Science Institute, UC San Diego, and the Simons Foundation. Other coauthors on the study are: Ji-Hoon Kim of Stanford University, Claude-André Faucher-Giguére of Northwestern University, Dušan Kereš of UC San Diego, and Eliot Quataert of UC Berkeley. Science and Technology Caltech Astronomers Have Created a Simulation of Our Galaxy in a Supercomputer By WHITNEY CLAVIN Published on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | 11:59 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Getting Ready for LIBOR’s End

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Getting Ready for LIBOR’s End Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago LIBOR, the London Inter-Bank Offered Rate, is expected to discontinue sometime after 2021, but as the index used to set many adjustable mortgage rates, what will happen next?Jacqueline Doty, Executive, Product Management, Collateral Risk Solutions at CoreLogic, explained that the end of LIBOR will impact $1.2 trillion dollars in adjustable-rate mortgages.”It means that lenders with loans or lines of credit based on the LIBOR index will need to identify and review the terms of all of their LIBOR loans,” said Doty. “A portfolio of loans likely contains a wide variety of terms regarding LIBOR, and this will need to be assessed.”LIBOR’s end is likely to impact more than lenders and borrowers. According to Fitch Ratings, U.S. RMBS servicers showed an improved awareness of difficulties and implications tied to the anticipated expiration of LIBOR at the end of 2021.To help facilitate the likely transition away from LIBOR, Doty notes that the Federal Reserve convened a working group called the Alternative Reference Rates Committee. The ARRC has recommended an alternative to the LIBOR index called the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and has started promoting its use on a voluntary basis.Lenders may need to face modification. Between now and the end of LIBOR, there’s a good possibility that many loans will need to be modified because the fallback provisions are either nonexistent, unclear or impractical.”For example, in some cases, the margin cannot be adjusted and it is either too high or too low when added to the new alternate index,” Doty said.But there’s no need to panic just yet,” she adds. “The good news is there’s still time to successfully manage a smooth and efficient transition. Now is a good time for lenders to start auditing their loan data and documents and planning for fulfillment of amendments or borrower notifications.” LIBOR mortgage 2020-02-17 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Getting Ready for LIBOR’s End Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn February 17, 2020 2,046 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Related Articles Tagged with: LIBOR mortgage The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Fannie and Freddie Preventing Foreclosures Next: SingleSource Launches Deed in Lieu Title Product Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

God’s Way presents Live Nativity Sunday

first_img God’s Way Baptist Church in Troy has a gift for every man, woman and child if they will only receive it.From 5:30 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, God’s Way will present a Live Nativity and Candlelight Service at the church.“As our gift to the community, we invite everyone,” said the Rev. Chad Teal, church pastor. “The Live Nativity will feature the Bethlehem characters and a camel, donkey and sheep. It’s all right to feed and pet the animals and parents may bring a camera to take their children’s picture with the animals. We’ll have hot drinks and cookies and everyone to stay around a visit for a while and enjoy this gift. We’ll have heaters so you can stay warm so don’t let cold weather keep you away.” Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Sponsored Content Print Article “Attending the services is optional and those who want to just visit the Live Nativity are welcome to do that. We just want to share the joy of Christmas with our community.”God’s Way is located on Highway 87 (Elba Highway), one mile south of Highway 231. The theme for the Candlelight Services is ‘Birthday of a King,’” Teal said.“The program includes ‘Christmas Bells,’ ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘How Great Our Joy,’ ‘Joy to the World,’ and many other favorites. Published 12:00 am Friday, December 18, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img At last year’s Live Nativity more than 500 people stopped to enjoy the wonderful Christmas scene and many of them stayed for the candlelight services.“We’ll have two candlelight services,” Teal said. “One will be at 6 o’clock and the other at 7:15. We welcome everyone who wants to join us for these services. This year, we’ll have a interpretur for the deaf in order to make the services more meaning for those who are hearing impaired.”The Candlelight Services include sacred Christmas hymns played by pianist Stacy Teal with orchestra accompainment iterspersed with scripture by the Rev. Teal. You Might Like More time to boost? The Pike County housing market didn’t necessarily see big boosts in sales with the passage of the first-time homebuyers tax… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell God’s Way presents Live Nativity Sunday Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the authorlast_img read more

Grandmother killed by inadvertently made ‘pipe bomb’ at gender-reveal party: Sheriff

first_imgJANIFEST/iStock(DES MOINES, IA) — A soon-to-be grandmother killed at a gender-reveal party in Iowa was struck in the head by shrapnel after her family inadvertently created a “pipe bomb” to announce the impending baby news, authorities said.Pamela Kreimeyer, 66, was killed on Saturday afternoon at her home in Knoxville, about 40 miles southeast of Des Moines, when the homemade gender-reveal contraption that contained gunpowder exploded, sending pieces of metal flying, according to authorities.Kreimeyer died at the scene.“The family got together for what they thought was going to be a happy event with no intent for anyone to get hurt. What ended up happening was that Pamela Kreimeyer, a wife, mother and grandmother, was killed by a piece of metal where a metal stand, gunpowder and colored powder were involved,” Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt said in a statement.Kreimeyer and four family members, including her daughter-in-law who is expecting a baby, gathered outside her home to light a fuse to the makeshift explosive, according to an investigation by the sheriff’s office, the Iowa State Fire Marshall’s Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.“Our investigation showed that members of the Kreimeyer family were experimenting with different types of explosive material on Friday and Saturday in an attempt to record a gender reveal that could be posted on social media for friends and family,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.The deadly device was fashioned out of a metal tube welded to a metal base plate and had a hole drilled in the side of the tube for a fuse, the sheriff’s office said. The tube was then filled with gunpowder and a colored powder and covered with a board.“Tape was then wrapped over the top of the metal tubing, inadvertently creating a pipe bomb,” the statement read. “Instead of the gunpowder shooting the powder out the top of the stand, the stand exploded sending metal pieces flying.”Pamela Kreimeyer was standing with family members about 45 feet from the device when it exploded and she was hit in the head by a piece of shrapnel, “causing instant death,” according to the sheriff’s office.“It’s believed that the projectile that struck the victim then continued another 144 yards through the air coming to rest in a field,” according to the sheriff.A man who answered the phone Sunday at the Kreimeyer home told ABC News that his wife was the woman killed, but declined further comment.“This is a reminder that anytime someone mixes these things there is a high potential for serious injury or death; please do not take these unnecessary risks,” Sandholdt said in his statement. “My condolences go out to the family.”An explosion set off at a gender-reveal party in Green Valley, Arizona, two years ago sparked the massive Sawmill Fire, which burned 47,000 acres in the Coronado National Forest.In that incident, Dennis Dickey, 37, an off-duty U.S. Border Patrol agent, revealed his wife was carrying a boy when he used a high-powered rifle to shoot at a target causing it to explode with a blue substance, according to a statement by the U.S. Justice Department. Dickey had packed the target with the explosive substance Tannerite, according to the statement.Dickey pleaded guilty in September 2018 to federal charges stemming from the Sawmill Fire. He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay $8.1 million in restitution.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wages

first_img Previous Article Next Article Averagesalaries awarded to people placed in permanent jobs rose for the fifth monthrunning in December. Consultancies generally linked higher salaries to strongdemand for permanent staff and rising skills shortages. Average hourly rates ofpay for temporary and contract staff rose for the seventh month running inDecember. This has been attributed to a strong demand for staff and adiminishing supply of staff. www.rec.uk.comview graphic  requiresflash enabled browser WagesOn 29 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_img When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Read full article HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations

first_img Image: DNV GL wins framework agreement with DNO for Norwegian Continental Shelf operations. Photo: courtesy of DNV GL. DNV GL has been awarded a framework agreement by DNO ASA to provide a broad portfolio of engineering and management support and verification services to support the operator, as it expands operations and developments in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprint as it seeks to achieve its ambitions in the region.The term of the contract is three years, with an option for further extensions of up to four additional years.DNO, founded in 1971, operates and supports more than 20 licences and works in partnership on many more in the NCS, UK and Middle East and recently announced increased investment in the North Sea region.The agreement will be managed from DNV GL’s office in Stavanger, Norway and supported with a global network of 2,000 technical experts, with global services ranging from verification, environmental to due diligence studies.“DNO has a vision to become a leading independent exploration and production company as it pursues a significant growth strategy in the North Sea. DNV GL with our capabilities, expertise and approach is looking forward to working with DNO to keep production efficient, operations safe and reduce environmental impact” said Geir Egil Eie, Head of Department, Subsea and Asset Risk Management, DNV GL – Oil & Gas.Several projects are already underway, including environmental work, a materials study and Hydrogen induced stress cracking (HISC) assessments. More are expected in 2020.“There is no doubt the North Sea is a challenging region for new and established operators. Through close collaboration and understanding of DNO’s aims, we are committed to providing the highest quality support across all aspects of risk management and HSE. The integrated nature of this arrangement means we can be proactive and flexible to meet DNO’s needs, with ongoing dialogue across all disciplines to add value wherever possible,” added Arve Johan Kalleklev, Regional manager, Norway, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. Source: Company Press Release DNV GL will support DNO in enhancing safety, maintaining compliance and reducing its environmental footprintlast_img read more