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Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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The form French fly-half this season is Camille Lopez. He’s shed a few pounds over the summer and looks sharper, quicker and more confident as a result. The fact he’s playing outside Morgan Parra and inside Fofana would therefore make him the logical choice for the autumn Tests, but bizarrely the 27-year-old wasn’t in the elite squad of 30 players that met at the end of September for a three-day training camp. That omission will surely be rectified in time for the three autumn Tests and also expect to see a return for Jean-Marcellin Buttin, the Bordeaux full-back playing the best rugby of his career four years after winning two caps as a precocious 20-year-old.Central switch: Would Stade’s Jules Plisson be more effective at 12? Photo: Getty ImagesThe fly-halves Noves selected in September were Trinh-Duc and Jules Plisson, the Stade Francais star whose temperament and tactical kicking are as brittle as the Toulon No 10’s. Interestingly, Stade coach Gonzalo Quesada – who knows a thing or two about what’s required to be a top-class fly-half – selected Plisson at inside-centre for their Challenge Cup match against Timisoara Saracens last week with Morne Steyn at ten. Plisson played well, showing his pace to scoot through for an early try, and demonstrating that there are few French threequarters who can pass as crisply and accurately as he. Moving from 10 to 12 would relieve Plisson of the pressure of running the back-line while improving its creativity, particularly if Fofana – whose distribution can sometimes let him down – plays at 13.But whoever Noves picks at fly-half, the responsibility will be enormous. The last time France beat the All Blacks was a 27-22 win in Dunedin in the summer of 2009 and since then there have been nine consecutive defeats, culminating in the 62-13 humiliation in last year’s World Cup quarter-final. Spare a thought for Guy Noves. The France coach has to select a side to face the All Blacks in a month and one wonders where he’ll start when it comes to his back-line. On the credit side Wesley Fofana is on top of his game this season, and Morgan Parra and Maxime Machenaud are both looking good at scrum-half. They’ve options at full-back and on the wings but it’s France’s perennial problem position that must be giving Noves sleepless nights.Which fly-half could possibly give France the direction and authority required to beat the All Blacks in Paris next month (not forgetting Samoa and Australia in the two preceding weeks)? The last man to give it a go was Francois Trinh-Duc, who wore the No 10 jersey in the 27-0 victory over the Pumas in Tucuman. He did okay in that game, managing the wet conditions better than his opposite number Nicolas Sanchez, but the Pumas that day were appalling, a shadow of the side that reached the World Cup semi-final nine months earlier.Watching brief: Guy Noves oversees a France get-together last month. Photo: Getty ImagesTrinh-Duc was in between clubs in the summer, having left Montpellier for Toulon at the end of last season, but his move up the Mediterranean coast isn’t going well. Not that he’s to blame. The conflict among the coaching staff – which appears to be over following the news of Monday that Diego Domiguez has been replaced by Mike Ford – has unsettled the club and Trinh-Duc, a confidence player who needs stability and support from his coaches, is suffering more than most.However, the brutal truth is that the 29-year-old has never had it where it counts most – the top two inches – and in a career that’s now spanned nine seasons and 55 caps he’s never found the consistency to mark him out as a top-class fly-half.That Trinh-Duc continues to be considered the solution by many in France to their fly-half problem is down to what this correspondent calls ‘Chabal Syndrome’ – turning an average player into a great one on the back of their media profile and not their on-field performance. If Sebastien Chabal achieved legendary status by growing a beard and growling, Trinh-Duc’s greatest gift is being a good bloke.On the front foot: Camille Lopez has been in superb form for Clermont. Photo: Getty ImagesSo what are the alternatives? Noves must have despaired when he sat down to watch the weekend’s European competition. Of the 14 French clubs in action only five fielded a French fly-half: Toulon, Clermont (Camille Lopez), Bayonne (Lucas Meret), Brive (Thomas Laranjeira) and Grenoble (Gilles Bosch). Contrast that with the English clubs over the weekend, where seven of the 12 teams had home-grown fly-halves with an eighth, Leicester’s Freddie Burns, coming off the bench to steer his side to victory against Racing 92. Man at No 10: Francois Trinh-Duc in action against Argentina in June. Photo: Getty Images LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who will Guy Noves pick to wear the France No 10 shirt against New Zealand? Playing at fly-half in that 2009 victory was a fresh-faced 22-year-old by the name of Trinh-Duc. 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2010 Projects 2010 CopyHouses•Balneario Zagarzazu, Uruguay Year: Save this picture!© Curro Palacios Taberner+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603009/zag-house-estudio-babo Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/603009/zag-house-estudio-babo Clipboard Houses ZAG House / Estudio BaBo Year: ZAG House / Estudio BaBoSave this projectSaveZAG House / Estudio BaBo “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Estudio BaBo Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Curro Palacios TabernerCollaborators:Marcos Buceta, Marco FumagalliConstruction :Construcciones Sposito, Martín SpositoStructure :Arch. DebenedettiSite Area:750 m2Design Team:Francisco Kocourek, Francesc Planas Penadés, Marit Haugen StabellCity:Balneario ZagarzazuCountry:UruguayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Surroundings On the Uruguayan bank of the “Río de la Plata” you will find a quiet beach and coastal settlement known as Balneario Zagarzazú; located 7km from the small town of Carmelo. Despite having an international airport and being close by to a gated community and a prestigious five star hotel; It´s infrastructure and general environment is that of an isolated enclave for relaxation and enjoyment for local families. Retaining these characteristics has been of key importance to the people of Balneario Zagarzazú. By maintaining its unique identity, this settlement has more to offer than just another potential tourist spot.Save this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerThe vegetation that can be found in the area is that common to the “Río de la Plata” banks and composes of “Spartina” scrub, “Gorse”, “Pampas” grass and isolated trees with predominance of “Eucalyptus” and “Pine”. The streets, made of compacted gravel, are wide and understated and give place to a simple lighting system. An abundance of small holiday homes are able to appear isolated within their heterogeneous, not overly large lots and, without solid fences, the large numbers of trees are in charge of suggesting their limits. Mainly of only one-floor, the houses are conceived in a modest style and with a clear predominance of mass over void and a rich use of color. They are mostly self built and predominantly in use during the weekends and holidays. The urban furniture is of an anonymous style. Close to the beach you will find just a few chairs and tables in concrete and an occasional grill under the shade of a eucalyptus. With the minimum of maintenance (only that required before each summer season) and no halo of neglect present, the contagious relaxed atmosphere of this attractive, authentic settlement has been nicknamed by locals: “zagarzuzear”.Save this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerSave this picture!Floor PlanPremises and programThe client, a Norwegian professional established in Buenos Aires, married to an Argentinean woman and with two kids, requested the design and construction of a new holiday home. With limited space and a tight budget, the house would be located on a corner lot facing the river.He opened the possibility to reinterpret and modify the commonly used program for this type of house. For him the priority was to make reference to the long traditions of his country of origin: isolated buildings where contact with nature, daily life austerity and functional flexibility are prior to comfort and large room size.Save this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerProjectWith these premises in mind it was decided that the initial approach to the project would be to divide it in to three independent, yet related, volumes. Thereby reducing the scale of the intervention and matching it with the prevailing environment. Two of these are built volumes: One of them concentrates on the ‘day-time’ activities and is composed of an open room acting as a living, dining and kitchen area, and a bathroom. The other, contains the ‘night-time’ activities, and consists of a master and secondary bedroom, a quest/play room, a bathroom and a storage/laundry hallway. The third volume is a roofed terrace with an open grill EscucharLeer fonéticamente. It is located between the other two volumes, connecting them and establishing formal guidelines for the composition.This central positioning and articulation emphasizes the importance of the exterior expansion in the project and allows the two households to be used almost independently from one another. Save this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerSave this picture!SectionThe dichotomy between the good orientation and the open views to the river conditions the positioning of the three volumes both within the composition and within the plot. The decision was taken not to align the two built blocks but to open them to the four cardinal points.This favours the correct orientation and increases the experiential and relational wealth between indoor and outdoor. The decision was then made to elevate the home to clearly emphasize the transitions between interior, exterior and the intermediate platform in the gallery.Save this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerThe formalization of the project aims to combine a simple and limited palette of elements, with some rigor in the resolution of detail and the overall proportion of the: Composite windows, doors, walls, horizontal central symmetry, modulation, repetition.When it comes to the materiality of the project, vernacular materials are chosen. The main structure is made of concrete and hand-made bricks painted white. Inside, the interior walls are made up of several layers of plaster (of different grades of coarseness) and finished white. The floors are of cement and the inner surface of the ceiling shows off the marks of the formwork decking of the concrete. For the bathrooms a limestone is chosen, and a combination of aluminum and wood is used for the windows.Save this picture!© Curro Palacios TabernerTo satisfy the main objectives of this project, particular emphasis was put on analyzing and redefining the typical program of a holiday house, giving it flexibility and adaptability to be used by a variable number of tenants.By understanding the environment and the project which will be inserted in to it, while at the same time synthesizing the elements that define it, help to refine a constructive resolution intending to avoid formal fanfare or common folkloric solutions.Project gallerySee allShow lessPreservationists Lose Battle to Save Orange County Government CenterArchitecture NewsDubai’s Museum of the Future to be Partially 3-D PrintedArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeEstudio BaBoOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBalneario ZagarzazuHousesUruguayPublished on March 06, 2015Cite: “ZAG House / Estudio BaBo” 06 Mar 2015. 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Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 224 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis51 Melanie May | 29 March 2018 | News The majority of partnerships between charities and businesses are short-term with donations largely under £5,000, according to a study by New Philanthropy Capital.In fact, 70% of donations from businesses are under £5,000, NPC’s Building More Impactful Corporate-Charity Partnerships report found. But, while 41% of the charities surveyed expect to partner more with private sector organisations over the next three years, NPC’s report states that these short-term small value relationships do not help charities to develop long-term projects that have sustainable impact, and that there is little point in having more corporate charity partnerships unless if this is the case.In fact, the social impact of corporate-charity relationships is largely overlooked NPC found in interviews with a range of national businesses and charities including Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer’s Society, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and National Grid. Instead, the vast majority of businesses (91%) cite enhancing brand or corporate reputation as their main impetus for partnering with NGOs, with resource generation the lead motivation for 92% of charities.NPC is calling for corporate-charity partnerships to be re-examined and restructured with social impact the main incentive for forming partnerships instead. In its report, it lists what it believes needs to be improved in order to build more impactful corporate-charity partnerships: establishing an equal relationship, thinking beyond corporate social responsibility, designing effective volunteering, involving more partners, and measuring their impact.The full report can be downloaded from the NPC site. 223 total views, 1 views today Most corporate-charity partnerships small & short-term, study finds Advertisement 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 www.thepurplepim.com.
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic Party primary vote in a district covering parts of Queens and the Bronx, N.Y., which is usually considered a shoo-in for Democrats in the upcoming general election, it was a wake-up call — in many ways.Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old teacher of Puerto Rican heritage, describes herself as a “democratic socialist.” She told an interviewer before the vote: “I’m a candidate that doesn’t take corporate money, that champions Medicare for all, a federal jobs guarantee, the abolishment of ICE, and a green New Deal.” She has also spoken out strongly against Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.Her opponent was Joe Crowley, a buddy of rich donors, chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the Queens Democratic Party, who had been routinely elected to the House every two years since 1998.So this was an amazing upset in a district nailed down for decades by the Democratic Party establishment.What will happen next? If she makes it into the House, which seems taken for granted now — although we should remember “It’s never over ‘til it’s over” — Ocasio-Cortez will have the opportunity to really shake things up. No one in the House or the Senate, including Bernie Sanders, had called for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement before she won the primary. None took a strong stand in defense of Palestine, even after the recent massacre in Gaza.She will also face the intransigence of a party that speaks in the name of the people, but is as much a creature of the billionaire ruling class as the Republicans are.She will have to be a brave person in a den of thieves.We cannot predict how all this will play out. But one thing is clear: The people who voted for her want a big change, and they’re not at all afraid of the word “socialist.”They are confirming what polls have shown for quite a few years now, but the corporate media have studiously avoid mentioning: More people in the U.S. have been telling pollsters that they favor socialism than prefer capitalism. That is a huge change from the past.Capitalism has become a dirty word for many as this economy turns millionaires into billionaires and workers into paupers.Generally, “democratic socialists” do not prepare the people for revolutionary struggle, the kind that would truly break the capitalist rulers’ hold over the wealth of society and the means of production. Whether here or in Europe, they spread illusions that real change can come through the “democratic process” — even though that process is overwhelmingly bought and paid for by the ruling class, and has all kinds of tricks to disenfranchise the workers, especially those most oppressed.But history has shown that to reach the point of really being ready to chuck the system into the garbage heap of history, the mass of people need to see with their own eyes that there is no easy way to do it — that it takes organization, mobilization and revolutionary leadership.If Ocasio-Cortez is able to stick to her program once she’s surrounded by the slick compromisers in Congress, she could help show people that capitalism always works to corrupt the political process supposedly “of the people, by the people and for the people.” She could be part of the process of people understanding why they need to mobilize independently of the system’s political machinery.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Lt. Governor Ellspermann to Lead Ag Trade Mission to China Indiana Lt. Governor Ellspermann to Lead Ag Trade Mission to China Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will lead a delegation of 18 representatives from Indiana agri-businesses and State agriculture and rural affairs agencies on a twelve-day agricultural trade mission to China. The group will depart on June 22 and return on July 3.Lt. Governor Ellspermann explained the goals of the trip, “Based on our successful trade mission to Asia last summer, we know that there is a vast market for Indiana agricultural and food products to feed the billions of people living in this part of the world. Through personal visits with government and industry officials, our delegation will build the relationships that will lead to increased agricultural trade in the years to come.”She added, “Indiana’s $25 billion agriculture industry leads the nation in the production of food products ranging from ducks to popcorn and is in the top five states in corn, soybeans, pork, turkeys and chicken. Our agriculture labs and pharmaceutical companies also provide medicines and products that protect crop and animal health and improve productivity across all of segments of the agriculture industry. We are eager to share this information and show how we can serve the expanding Chinese market.”The itinerary will include stops in Shanghai, Beijing, and Chengdu, as well as visits to Zhejiang Province, sister state to Indiana and Tianjin, the maritime gateway to Beijing.The cost of the state delegation is being covered through private donations. In addition to Lt. Governor Ellspermann, the state will be represented by State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney and Office of Community and Rural Affairs Director Bill Konyha.This will be Ellspermann’s second international trade mission as Lt. Governor. In 2013, she led a delegation to Asia with stops in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.The Lt. Governor’s trade mission comes on the heels of Governor Mike Pence’s jobs and economic development mission to China in May. There, the Governor shared Indiana’s strengths during a number of meetings with prominent Chinese companies and multiple government leaders. China is Indiana’s fifth largest export partner, with Hoosier companies exporting $1.4 billion in goods to the country in 2014. SHARE Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Previous articleUSDA Says Biobaed Products Contribute 4 Million Jobs to the EconomyNext articlePurdue Offers Help on Assessing Crop Loss Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Facebook Twitter Minor Changes in June WASDE Report By Gary Truitt – Jun 17, 2015 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe All quotes are delayed snapshots Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22