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Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng)  2020 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Top UK stocks to buy before the ISA deadline!

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 | More on: AVST DVO Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Apple and Microsoft. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc and Devro and recommends the following options: short March 2023 $130 calls on Apple and long March 2023 $120 calls on Apple. 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. Top UK stocks to buy before the ISA deadline! 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! UK stock investors don’t have much time to max out their ISA allowance for the current tax year. The April 5 deadline for the 2020/21 period is now less than a month away. Those who want to make the most of their £20,000 annual investment allowance had better act fast.I’ve continued to buy UK shares for my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the uncertain economic outlook. And I plan to add to my shares portfolio before that early April deadline comes into effect too.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…Here are two quality British stocks that I’m thinking of buying in the near future.#1: A high-tech UK shareI think businesses like Avast (LSE: AVST) could be some of the hottest growth shares for this decade. The broader IT services space is ripe with opportunity for UK share investors as the digital revolution rolls on. And those that specialise in tackling the growing threat of cyber attacks could prove exceptionally strong profits generators during the 2020s.A new report from Vodafone illustrates the huge potential cost to British business alone of such attacks. It suggests that up to a quarter (or 1.3m to be exact) of small UK companies would collapse under the cost of a typical cyber hit. Incredibly the study suggests that 31% of domestic SMEs have seen an increase in online attacks since the first Covid-19 lockdown of last March.I’m backing Avast to enjoy strong and sustained demand for its products in the post-pandemic landscape. Bear in mind though that this UK share doesn’t come cheap, trading on an elevated price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21 times. This could cause a sharp share reversal if trading performance worsens for any reason. For example, US tech titans like Apple, Google and Microsoft all have the scale and the knowhow to potentially wallop smaller operators like Avast in their own backyard.#2: Get some porky dividends!I’m also considering buying sausage skin maker Devro (LSE: DVO) for my Stocks and Shares ISA. This UK share’s products aren’t anywhere near as complex as those of Avast. But they are also timeless and rising in popularity in fast-growing emerging markets as the wealth of these markets’ consumers continues to expand.It’s why Devro built a new factory in China in 2016, and why I expect the food producer to keep investing heavily in Asia. A word of warning, however — the growing popularity of meat-free diets on ethical and environmental considerations may put a dent in future profits growth. Market researcher Euromonitor International predicts that demand for meat substitutes in Asia Pacific soared 11.6% year on year in 2020.I think that Devro still merits serious attention at current prices though. Not only does the food share trade on an undemanding forward P/E ratio of around 12 times. The company boasts a meaty 5.5% dividend yield for 2021 too. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura

first_imgManufacturers: Hunter Douglas, MKBuilder:Constructora UPCStructure Calculation:Canepa IngenierosTechnical Inspection:CXALigthning:Oriana Pozini Author Architect:Juan Carlos Sotomayor CorreaArchitect In Charge:Nicolas Hernández PonsCity:SantiagoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nico SaiehText description provided by the architects. The relation between a building and its immediate context is a constant and ever present factor in architectural design. Sometimes you go for mimicry, integrating into the building the geometry and materials as a respectful nod to the surroundings. Others, you may seek to stand out, highlighting your differences and to explore new ideas.Save this picture!AxonometricThe request to design a student building situated in the middle of the city’s historic center pushed us to look for a balance between both positions, aiming to find a solution that was both contemporary to the youth and respectful to the place.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehWe decided to explore further than the immediate surroundings and took inspiration from the buildings in the close civic neighborhood of Paseo Bulnes, abstracting their general shape into elements of base, body and crown to be applied in the design.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Second Floor PlanOnce the general shape of the building was decided, it was combined with modern systems and materials, looking for balance. With this in mind, we chose to clad the building with contrasting metal panels with a black monolithic background with wooden accents.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehSave this picture!Third to Nineth Floor PlanSave this picture!© Nico SaiehIn essence, the juxtaposition of historic geometry and proportions with new materials and technologies allowed the project to set itself as a blend of different times, reminiscent of contemporary design and XX century Chilean architecture.Save this picture!© Nico SaiehProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Roof Garden of GRI Headquarters / COBBLESTONE DESIGN CANADASelected ProjectsFonte Nova Square / José Adrião ArquitetosSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Lord Cochrane 166, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890847/livinn-santiago-rs-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs:  Nico Saieh Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Apartments Livinn Santiago / RS ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveLivinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura ArchDaily Architects: RS Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” “COPY” Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitecturacenter_img Area:  12784 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs 2017 Chile Save this picture!© Nico Saieh+ 25Curated by Danae Santibañez Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/890847/livinn-santiago-rs-arquitectura Clipboard Projects CopyApartments, Dorms•Santiago, Chile CopyAbout this officeRS ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsSantiagoChilePublished on March 27, 2018Cite: “Livinn Santiago / RS Arquitectura” 27 Mar 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StoneShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectDoorsRaynorGarage Door – Advantage SeriesConcreteSika3D Concrete PrintingSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows in Villa LakesideSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Smart CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing in Roofs & CanopiesSound BoothsFrameryMeeting Pod – Framery Q – Flip n’ FoldWall / Ceiling LightsAsaf WeinbroomLighting – Linestra 110 BrassMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?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 streamlast_img read more

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Fundraising Regulator publishes Charities Act reporting guidance

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  251 total views,  3 views today Tagged with: annual report Fundraising Regulator regulation Fundraising Regulator publishes Charities Act reporting guidance Melanie May | 13 April 2018 | Newscenter_img The Fundraising Regulator has published guidance for charities on new requirements for reporting and fundraising agreements in the Charities Act 2016.These requirements are already in effect following amendments to the 2016 Act, and affect charities in England and Wales working with third party commercial participators or professional fundraisers, and those that have to have their accounts audited. Charities must ensure they are compliant with the new requirements when producing their annual reports and accounts for the first financial year starting after November 2016: usually the 2017 calendar year or the 2017-18 financial year.The Regulator’s guidance highlights changes in Sections 13 and 14 of the Act, which came into force on 1 November 2016, designed to help protect donors, charity supporters and the public from intrusive fundraising practices. It pinpoints Section 13 as having the most immediate impact on fundraising. The guidance highlights changes related to:information provided in agreements between charities and professional fundraisers / commercial participatorsinformation provided as part of some Charities’ annual reports.reserve powers to introduce statutory regulationCharities reporting in 2018 now need to give details of any voluntary scheme or fundraising standard that they adhere to, such as the Fundraising Regulator’s levy and registration scheme and commitment to the Code of Fundraising Practice.Charities that are required by law to have their accounts audited must also follow new reporting requirements that include certain information on fundraising, such as complaints handling, the protection of vulnerable people, compliance with fundraising standards and the written agreements they hold with third parties.Gerald Oppenheim, Head of Policy and Communications at the Fundraising Regulator said: “The Charities Act 2016 brings fundraising to the forefront by increasing the amount of information charities need to provide on their fundraising operation, including whether or not they have committed to the standards within the Code. This remains to be a vital part of charity compliance.” Advertisement  252 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 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.last_img read more

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ICMC Seeks Candidates to Petition for its Board of Directors

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News ICMC Seeks Candidates to Petition for its Board of Directors SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Indiana Corn Marketing Council – May 31, 2020 Hoosier farmers interested in directing Indiana’s corn checkoff investments may now petition to run for election to one of five seats on the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) board of directors. ICMC manages corn checkoff investments with the goal of supporting and growing Indiana’s corn industry.Board members determine the promotional, educational and research activities funded by the corn checkoff. ICMC’s strategic plan focuses on market development, production research and farmer services. Priorities include ethanol, transportation infrastructure, production research, livestock promotion and international exports.To run for an ICMC director seat, Indiana corn farmers must be at least 18 years old, a registered Indiana voter and a resident in the appropriate district. All farmers who submit a valid petition by June 12, 2020 will be listed as a candidate on the election ballot. Voting takes place at Purdue Cooperative Extension Service county offices or by absentee ballot in August.Here is the breakdown of each district:One open seat – District 3 includes the counties of LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells and Adams.One seat up for re-election – District 6 includes the counties of Blackford, Jay, Delaware, Henry, Randolph, Wayne, Fayette and Union.One seat up for re-election – District 9 includes the counties of Franklin, Jennings, Jefferson, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Clark, Switzerland and Scott.Two statewide At-Large seats One open seat and one up for re-electionFarmers can download any necessary forms at www.incorn.org/elections or by calling Hannah Vorsilak at the ICMC office at 1-812-630-3991. Forms are also available at all Purdue County Extension offices.Newly elected directors will begin a three-year term Oct. 1, 2020. ICMC directors can serve three consecutive full terms or a total of nine consecutive years. For more information about Indiana Corn Marketing Council, visit www.incorn.org. ICMC Seeks Candidates to Petition for its Board of Directors Previous articleISDA Welcomes New EmployeesNext articleUS, China Tensions Continue to Run High; Will Phase One Deal Crumble? Indiana Corn Marketing Council Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Remembering Barbour County native Don Sutton

first_img Sponsored Content Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Print Article Sutton recorded 10 or more wins each season, except 1983 and 1988.He was inducted into the National Baseball of Fame in 1998 and the Braves Hall of Fame in July 2015 for his work as a broadcaster.A section of U.S. Highway 29 is named “Don Sutton Highway.Sutton’s stat that is not often recognized is one that his brother Ron Sutton of Troy said is perhaps the most important. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remembering Barbour County native Don Sutton You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:44 pm Friday, January 22, 2021 Courtesy of ron sutton | The MessengerDon Sutton, Pike County native, longtime Dodger pitcher and Braves broadcaster past away earlier this month By Jaine Treadwell National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and a longtime announcer for the Atlanta Braves, Don Sutton died on January 18, 2021.Sutton was a native of Clio and has family in Barbour and Pike counties.Sutton had a stellar 23-year Major League baseball career beginning with a 209 strike-out rookie year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1966. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Local dancers represent Alabama in ‘Dancing Across America’ To celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, the dancers at Patti Rutland Jazz in… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 “In 756 starts, Don never missed his turn in the rotation,” Sutton said. “That was the third most all-time behind Cy Young and Nolan Ryan. That says a lot about Don and his work ethic. He got that from our dad, who was a sharecropper in the Clio area. Our dad knew what it meant to work and work hard. He passed his work ethic on to us.”Sutton said his parents married young.“Mama was 14 and Daddy was 17,” he said. “Mama had been running a house and Daddy had long been doing a man’s work. They knew what it meant to work.Sutton said it is a misconception that his brother grew up in Clio.“Don was only five years old and I was three when our family moved to Molina. Florida,” Sutton said. “Back then, there were more opportunities there than in rural South Alabama, but with Don’s work ethic, he would have developed into the kind of baseball player he was no matter where we lived.”Sutton, laughingly, said when Don was about 14, three of their uncles bragged they could hit him.“They spent an entire Sunday afternoon trying but they never got the bat on the ball,” Sutton said, laughing.Young Don Sutton played summer baseball with Pony, Colt and Babe Ruth leagues in the Pensacola area and was a standout within each.“Don played for Tate High School and he pitched 13 innings in the state championship game,” Sutton said. “That was Tate’s first baseball state championship.”Sutton said his older brother taught him a lot about pitching.“He taught me how to throw strikes and the importance of quality strikes,” Sutton said. “He taught me to throw a curve ball and that the most important thing for any pitcher was control. He was a great teacher.”Don Sutton went on to play a year of college ball at Gulf Coast Community College and then for a semi-pro team in the Midwest.“At Gulf Coast, Don pitched a no-hitter against Pensacola Junior College and lost on a fielder’s error,” Sutton said. “He cried all the way to the bus. He was just that intense.”Sutton said the Yankees thought his brother was too small but the Dodgers signed him to play Class A ball in Santa Barbara, California where he had a 6-1 season and AA ball with Albuquerque, New Mexico where he finished with a 16-6 record.The Dodgers realized Sutton’s talent and his dedication to the sport and his craft and signed him. He was fourth in the starting rotation behind Koufax, Drysdale and Osteen.“Don played 23 years in the Big Leagues.” Sutton said. “He always played and practiced with intensity.  Don had the talent and the opportunities to be successful but it was his intensity that made him the Hall of Fame player he was. I credit our dad with instilling in him the desire to do his best and be his best. You can have all the talent in the world but if you don’t have that drive and that intensity, you might as well not have it.”Ron Sutton was a good baseball player. He had talent but “I just played baseball for fun,” he said, laughing. “But my brother played for the love of the game and always with unbridled intensity. That’s what made him a Hall of Fame baseball player and a mighty good man.” He was in the team’s starting pitcher rotation with Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Claude Osteen. Sixteen of Sutton’s 23 Major League Baseball seasons were spent with the Dodgers.He also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and California Angels before ending his career back with the Dodgers.In his Major League career, Sutton won 324 games and pitched 58 shutouts, winning 51 of those. He pitched five one-hitters and 10 two-hitters. 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Hours before Memorial Day ride, Trump tweets Rolling Thunder will be back in 2020

first_imgBrendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Rolling Thunder will be back in Washington next year — just hours before the motorcycle rally was set to hold its final event in the nation’s capital.“The Great Patriots of Rolling Thunder WILL be coming back to Washington, D.C. next year, & hopefully for many years to come,” the president tweeted Sunday morning. “It is where they want to be, & where they should be. Have a wonderful time today. Thank you to our great men & women of the Pentagon for working it out!”The announcement to extend the rally for at least another year came as motorcyclists had started gathering in the nation’s capital Sunday for the noon ride.The national ride started in 1988 and has gradually accumulated support — netting more than a half a million participants last year. It is a demonstration to bring attention to and demand accountability for prisoners of war and those who are missing in action.In December, one of the advocacy group’s co-founders said that, after 31 years, this year’s Memorial Day would be the last because of funding.In 2018, the ride drew more than half a million participants, but rising costs and “increased harassment” from the Pentagon and police in Washington led the group to decide the ride was no longer feasible, according to its founder and executive director Artie Muller.Pentagon spokesperson Sue Gough pushed back on these claims in a statement to ABC News in December.“The department supports the peaceful, lawful exercise of American citizens’ First Amendment rights, and remains focused on ensuring the safety and security of the demonstrators and the Pentagon Reservation,” Gough said. “The department is prepared to support the 2019 Rolling Thunder ride, as we have for the last 31 years.”Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie was scheduled to give a speech at Sunday’s rally.Rolling Thunder organizers have not announced any changes to their schedule. The organization’s website had information about the 2019 event and its Twitter feed was filled with photos from the weekend’s events.Back in December, Joe Chenelly, the executive director of AMVETS, urged participants on Twitter not to cancel their hotel reservations for 2020.“We have been concerned this was coming for some time, so we’ve prepared,” he wrote last year. “We will not let this vital demonstration in our nation’s capital end.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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BNS Leopold I Holds Maritime Capacity Building with Tanzanian Navy

first_img View post tag: holds View post tag: Capacity Share this article On 19 and 20 November, during her recent port visit to Dar Es Salam, EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I hosted members of the Tanzanian Navy in support of EUCAP Nestor’s initiative to conduct Local Maritime Capability Building (LMCB).On the first day, BNS Leopold I’s crew organised several workshops covering topics from Global Maritime Distress System (GMDSS), first aid techniques, evidence and detainee handling, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and diving. The group of 26 guests was divided in four smaller groups to enable them to get actively involved, with the Belgian Navy instructors preparing interactive exercises for the different areas.On the second day, 20 Tanzanian Navy personnel and one representative of EUCAP Nestor embarked for a day at sea to witness how the Belgian frigate conducts boarding operations. The guests joined the ship prior to departure from Dar Es Salam port. Firstly, they participated in a workshop about Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and search techniques and then they received a briefing on the different stages required during the preparation and the execution of boarding operations. Afterwards, the ship’s crew demonstrated their procedures and capabilities by calling ‘Action Stations’ and conducting a full counter-piracy boarding drill, that included taking the suspected pirates to the temporary holding facility. The pirates and their skiff were enacted by Leopold I’s third sea boat, with its crew dressed in civilian clothes.During the different workshops and demonstrations, many questions were asked and all of the guests felt that they had gained a lot from the experience. By late afternoon, when all the day’s activities were completed, Leopold I’s Commanding Officer exchanged gifts with the Tanzanian Navy delegation before they were taken back to their base by the Belgian frigate’s sea boat.The two-day period was very fruitful for all parties involved and helped to strengthen the ties between both navies and EUCAP Nestor, thus contributing to the overall security situation in the area.[mappress mapid=”14551″]Press Release; Image: EU Navfor View post tag: building View post tag: BNS View post tag: Navy View post tag: Tanzanian Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Leopold November 26, 2014 BNS Leopold I Holds Maritime Capacity Building with Tanzanian Navy View post tag: Maritime Back to overview,Home naval-today BNS Leopold I Holds Maritime Capacity Building with Tanzanian Navy last_img read more

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Cambridge better for housing and transport

first_imgDATA PUBLISHED IN THE ECONOMIST has exposed disparities between Oxford and Cambridge as places to live, with residents of Cambridge enjoying more affordable housing and better transport links. A City Council commissioned study from URS consultancy firm revealed that Oxford built just 60 new houses in 2014, compared to Cambridge’s 1,020. This lack of building has led to a severe housing shortage in Oxford, with the average house price at 11.3 times the average local earnings; making it the most unaffordable place to live in Britain. Leader of Oxford City Council Bob Price told The Economist that Cambridge is at least 20 years ahead of Oxford. However, he did note that this has begun to change during the tenure of the current Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton, after it was claimed that Oxford University has previously been historically less forward thinking than Cambridge and failed to engage with the local community. Nonetheless, Oxford University commented, “While Oxford’s geography can present challenges, the University and its local partners in government and business are successfully overcoming these barriers to create new enterprises, skills and jobs for the benefit of the entire region. “The University has also created more spin-out companies than any other university over the last 25 years, many of which are still Oxford-based employers. One example, the digital games company NaturalMotion, started by a zoology graduate student, was sold for $527m last January.” The article attributes the disparity in part to a few visionary Cambridge academics who decided the University should “convert its boffinary into wider regional prosperity”. This led to numerous projects, including the Cambridge Science Park and St John’s Innovation Centre, forming a link between between the University and local business. Cambridge MP Julian Huppert put their growth down to “its relatively small population, which means people are more likely to know each other than in larger cities”. Many Oxford students were dismayed with the findings, with some expressing concern about the unaffordability of local housing, while others took a more jovial attitude. One New College PPEist noted that, “Oxford’s failure lies totally in the name. Cambridge is like actually a bridge over the Cam but I don’t see any Oxen. Maybe we should get some oxen?” Predictably, Cambridge students were more upbeat in their response. One Law fresher noted, “I always knew we were academically superior but it’s gratifying to know that our urban environment is also better.” Another second year suggested, “For all the good-natured joking and one-upmanship it is nice to put a definitive end to our little squabble: Cambridge has won.” The revelation follows a visit last October to Cambridge by 40 Oxford councillors and business leaders, who visited the town to see how Cambridge deals with its urban problems.last_img read more

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TURKEY PARADE (Midtown)

first_img× TURKEY PARADE — Super Pre-K Turkeys invade Midtown Community School! AM and PM children from Mrs. Klimkowski’s and Mrs. DiCroce’s class had a Turkey parade to show off their feathers!last_img

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