Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2006 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)  2006 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 Exchangelast_img read more

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ARM Cement Limited (ARM.ke) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ARM Cement Plc (ARM.ke)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAthi River Mining Limited manufactures and sells cement and cement products through distribution outlets in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Rwanda. The company was originally founded to produce lime for the agricultural sector and today, is the largest manufacture of cement in East Africa with other interests in fertilisers, quicklime, hydrated lime, sodium silicate and industrial minerals. The company mines and processes industrial minerals and chemicals, sells building products, extracts and processes limestone and manufactures and sells fertilisers and silicate liquid. Cement products are sold under the brand name Rhino, and fertilisers under the brand name Mavuno. Known today in trading circles as ARM, the company was formerly known as Athi River Mining Limited when it was founded in 1974. Its name was changed to ARM Cement Plc in 2012. ARM Cement Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ryan Jones – Man on a mission

first_img“I’ve just had to move on, but I still have a function in this team. I’ve handed the reins over to Matthew and I try to support him as much as I can. It’s about playing a supporting role with the youngsters too.”Dan Lydiate and Sam Warburton, who formed an impressive back-row triumvirate with Jones, would agree with that last comment. Warburton says: “Someone said he’s like a father figure for us! Ryan’s been under pressure lots of times and knows what calls to make and how to deal with that pressure. He’s a great guy to have in between us.”As well as his back-row buddies, Jones believes Wales have a lot of young talent in their ranks – pointing to that as just one positive to take from the Six Nations. “Alun Wyn and Bradley have established themselves as international second-rows. Jonathan Davies and George North have been good additions, and Craig Mitchell didn’t get the credit he deserved. No one gave him a shout going into the tournament at tighthead but he was nothing short of superb.“We’re better than we were pre-Six Nations. We ground out three wins – results that we couldn’t get several months ago. Players have come in and put their hands up, which can only be good for Wales. We’ll make sure we come back as a better team. That’s what we’ve all got to do as a group of individuals. We need to fire on all cylinders.”Jones has been doing that for the past few months – and Wales fans will hope he keeps doing that all the way to the World Cup.This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit Star man: Ryan JonesThings change quickly in rugby, just ask Ryan Jones. Back in November he had “the worst 20 minutes of my rugby career”. First he was responsible for conceding the late penalty that allowed Fiji to draw 16-16 with Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Then, after he had trudged into the changing room, Warren Gatland announced that Matthew Rees would lead the side against New Zealand the following week, stripping Jones of the captaincy he had held since the start of 2008.Come the RBS 6 Nations, Gatland selected him as a lock rather than in his preferred back-row position, and with Bradley Davies and Alun Wyn Jones such a dynamic duo in the engine room it seemed the former skipper was destined to spend much of the championship on the bench. However, an injury to Andy Powell early in the opening game against England saw Jones come on at No 8, and he started the next four games in the role and proved to be one of Wales’ standout performers in the tournament. He even ended the Six Nations as Wales captain, taking over when Rees was replaced against France.Despite the upward spiral from a personal perspective, however, Jones was frustrated by the way Wales’ campaign petered out. They had a chance to win the championship against France – albeit with a 27-point winning margin required – but they simply didn’t turn up at the Stade de France, lost 28-9 and slumped to fourth in the final table. “Personally I thoroughly enjoyed the tournament,” says Jones.“I played a lot of rugby and I did it with a smile on my face. I’m enjoying my rugby. But that doesn’t detract from the disappointment. You don’t often get in the position of competing for the championship and that’s what we were doing when we arrived at the Stade de France. Opportunities to do that are few and far between, and at this point in my career when we miss them I feel it. We didn’t deserve to finish fourth.”Many pointed to mental frailties for the way Wales crumbled in Paris – a claim Jones strongly denies – but what do the squad need to put right between now and the World Cup this autumn? “We’ve got to be technically and tactically efficient,” he says. “We have to make the right decisions at the right times and we can do that by being exposed to training under pressure, by learning in that environment.“We were technically poor in Paris and made too many errors, conceding turnovers and not being accurate in the way we played. We need to step up and thrive on the disappointment of that night.”Making it to New Zealand 2011 is something Jones is “desperate” to do after injury forced him to miss the last tournament in France, but he did tick another achievement off his to-do list during the Six Nations.He won his 50th cap against Ireland – not that the experience went as smoothly as planned. “I was poorly that week so it was touch-and-go whether I was going to play,” he admits. “You don’t really think about it until it’s on your doorstep and it was a huge occasion – something I’ll treasure forever.”The honour also gave him the chance to run out onto the Millennium Stadium pitch first, part of the captaincy role he misses. “I don’t get to do the fun bit anymore – walking out first. It has been difficult. It meant the world to me and I miss it dearly, but I always said it was only ever a seat I was keeping warm for someone else.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Un entrenamiento prepara a las delegadas a la UNCSW para…

first_img Delegadas episcopales a la 60a. sesión anual de la Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición de la Mujer reunidas el 22 de marzo en Hampton Inn, a cuadra y media de la sede de la ONU, para participar en un entrenamiento sobre promoción social. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] La delegación episcopal que representa a la Iglesia y sus políticas en la sesión anual de Comisión de Naciones Unidas sobre la Condición [Jurídica y Social] de la Mujer se reunió el 22 de marzo para un entrenamiento sobre promoción [o defensa] social concebido para capacitar a las delegadas a llevar el mensaje a sus diócesis, iglesias y comunidades de origen, y a comprometer a otras personas en el empeño de no “dejar a nadie atrás”.Como parte del ejercicio diseñado para compartir los temas debatidos en la UNCSW a nivel nacional y local, instaron a las delegadas a escoger un asunto que les pareciera de particular resonancia, [y que explicaran] por qué es importante y, en este caso, qué les gustaría ver que los legisladores hicieran al respecto.El punto fue “pensar acerca de los grandes temas en el contexto local”, dijo Jayce Hafner, analista de política nacional de la Iglesia Episcopal que trabaja en la Oficina de Relaciones Gubernamentales [de la Iglesia] con sede en Washington, D.C., y quien dirigió el taller de entrenamiento en la Hampton Inn, un hotel que queda cerca del edificio de Naciones Unidas en el centro de Manhattan.La promoción social, explicó Hafner, consiste en investigar un problema, llegar a conocer a las personas afectadas por el problema y establecer y mantener relaciones con los legisladores y su personal auxiliar.“Uno no tiene que ser un experto para ser buen defensor de una causa”, dijo ella, añadiendo que los episcopales pueden considerar la Red Episcopal de Política Pública como un recurso.La mitad de las delegadas que representan diócesis a través de la Iglesia Episcopal dijeron que ya están comprometidas en la promoción [o defensa] social en el ámbito local o nacional, o en ambos.Por ejemplo, la Rda. Connie Sánchez, de la Diócesis de Honduras, compartió un ejemplo de cómo la Iglesia Episcopal y sus asociados ecuménicos han trabajado durante años a favor de crear conciencia y de proteger los derechos de personas que viven con el VIH en Honduras.Mujeres de toda la Iglesia Episcopal y de todo el ámbito de la Comunión Anglicana, que representan a más de 20 países, se han reunido en Nueva York para asistir a la 60ª. sesión de la UNCSW del 14 al 24 de marzo.El tema de la 60ª. reunión anual de la UNCSW se centró en “El empoderamiento de la mujer y su relación con el desarrollo sostenible”. Sigue al respaldo que le dieron los líderes mundiales en 2015 a la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo sostenible, la cual incluye 17 nuevos Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y 169 metas para ponerle fin a la pobreza, combatir las desigualdades y promover la prosperidad en tanto se protege al medioambiente. Los ODS se han definido a partir de los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio adoptados en 2000.“La UNCSW de este año ha sido enteramente acerca de la implementación de la Agenda 2030 de Desarrollo Sostenible”, dijo Main, luego del entrenamiento de promoción social del 22 de marzo, añadiendo que “no dejar a nadie atrás” ha sido un énfasis constante. “Como sociedad civil se nos insta a garantizar que la implementación tiene lugar en el ámbito nacional.Como Main señalaba al comienzo de la comisión de dos semanas: “Lo que tiene lugar en la UNCSW será eficaz en la medida de lo que ocurra en nuestros lugares de origen”.La Iglesia Episcopal es una de las varias representaciones de la “sociedad civil”, lo cual significa organizaciones no gubernamentales sin fines de lucro e individuos dedicados a la promoción social y a la labor de activistas, representados en las Naciones Unidas.Además de las delegaciones episcopales oficiales, viajaron a Nueva York un grupo oficial en representación de la Comunión Anglicana y otras muchas mujeres y hombres en representación de Empoderamiento de Mujeres Anglicana, Mujeres Episcopales, la Red Internacional de Mujeres Anglicanas, la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá y la Diócesis Episcopal de Nueva York que asistieron a eventos y paneles paralelos fuera de la sede [de la ONU].Los eventos externos incluyeron un panel centrado en los instrumentos de desarrollo sostenible para mujeres y niñas; un discurso del secretario general de la Comunión Anglicana centrado en la manera en que las mujeres pueden trabajar juntas para cambiar el destino de mujeres y niñas en sus comunidades, y la presentación de una experta sobre las contribuciones de las mujeres a la pacificación en la que habló de que las mujeres deben reclamar sus lugares en los espacios de la toma de decisiones. El obispo primado Michael Curry predicó durante una eucaristía especial el 17 de marzo.El otoño pasado, la Iglesia Episcopal presentó una declaración a la UNCSW en que identificaba cuatro retos actuales y les pedía a los estados miembros “adoptar y poner en vigor rápidamente una legislación sobre las siguientes necesidades urgentes”: capacitar a las mujeres para acceder al poder y a puestos donde se toman las decisiones; fomentar el empoderamiento y la independencia económica de mujeres y niñas; erradicar la violencia contras mujeres y niñas y brindarles un tratamiento preferencial a mujeres y niñas marginadas.El Obispo Primado determinó las prioridades oficiales de la Iglesia Episcopal en materia de promoción social basándose en las resoluciones de la Convención General y del Consejo Ejecutivo y en la posición de la Iglesia en asuntos tales como la trata de personas y la violencia de género, relacionados con las conversaciones que ahora mismo tienen lugar en la ONU.Jennifer Allen, delegada de la Diócesis de Kansas, dijo — al comienzo de las dos semanas de sesión de la Comisión, en una entrevista con Episcopal News Service en el Centro Denominacional de la Iglesia—, que las cuatro prioridades de la Iglesia Episcopal se ajustan a su ministerio laico tanto en su diócesis como en Kenia, donde ella trabaja en temas de capacitación de mujeres, desigualdad, acceso a atención sanitaria y eliminación de violencia de género.Luego de participar en más de una semana en [debates sobre] promoción social, mesas redondas y otros eventos, Allen dijo que ella había llegado a darse cuenta de que la equidad de género es un componente de cada uno de los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y necesario para el éxito de la agenda 2030 de desarrollo.En un nivel más inmediato y práctico, agregó, cuando regrese a Kansas, donde además de participar activamente en la iglesia, ella es enfermera titular, procurará ayuda y extender su red de conexiones porque esta es una tarea que no puede hacer sola.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. Por Lynette WilsonPosted Mar 23, 2016 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Un entrenamiento prepara a las delegadas a la UNCSW para llevar el mensaje a sus sitios de origen Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab UNCSW Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Submit a Job Listingcenter_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Tags Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

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Seminole State announces nationwide star party this weekend in coordination with…

first_imgAbout the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida offers live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The stars have aligned, and they are shining bright on the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida. The planetarium has joined efforts with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for a nationwide, coordinated and educational, livestreamed star party this weekend. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply With everything revolving around social distancing, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has partnered with planetariums and expert star gazers across the country to come together and lift our eyes to the night sky. On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10 p.m. EDT astronomers, both backyard and professional, will get a tour of the cosmos with the Nationwide Livestream Star Party.This unique, one-of-a-kind event will take place across multiple time zones and give participants a deeper look at the stars from different spots across the country.The Virtual Star Parties utilize online video to spread the love of astronomy while practicing social distancing. “Amy Oliver, the public affairs officer with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, reached out to us after seeing the success of our virtual star parties we’ve been hosting during the College’s closing,” said Derek Demeter, director of the planetarium. “We immediately agreed to participate in the Nationwide Livestream Star Party. We knew this would be an opportunity for Seminole State and the planetarium to reach an even larger audience both nationally and internationally and help inspire a new generation of astronomers and space explorers. We also want to give them hope and an escape during this dark time and allow them to explore the great wonders of our cosmos.”The Nationwide Livestream Star Party was launched from the Smithsonian Institution with a mission of educating and connecting with the public from the safety of their home. By working with educators and astronomers across the country, they are able to engage the public and entertain them while encouraging them to fall in love with the night sky.The Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College will have some great company at the party on Friday with the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatoryin Amado, Arizona; University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon Sky Center in Tucson, Arizona and Wichita State University Cohen Honors College with more joining in.To participate in the Nationwide Livestream Star Party, tune in on YouTube from your device on May 22 at 10 p.m. EDT and enjoy your guided tour of the universe. TAGSEmil Buehler PlanetariumEventSeminole State CollegeSmithsonian Astrophysicall ObservatoryStar GazingStar Party Previous articleLake Apopka Natural Gas District garners top-tier, national recognitionNext articlePence told without rapid reopening, ‘it’s all over’ for Orlando’s hotel, tourist industry Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear center_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate With national and international attention, Seminole State’s Emil Buehler Planetarium hopes to inspire a new generation of astronomers and space explorersFrom Seminole State College  Please enter your name herelast_img read more

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Opinion | Jaylene Moseley: Build a Stronger, Healthier Community

first_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. 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Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Business News For some, it’s hard to believe that a city known for parades, shopping and boutique hotels is home to so many people struggling to survive. But the fact remains that Pasadena has pockets of harsh poverty that often go unnoticed.In 2013, the poverty rate in Pasadena was 16.3% – higher than the national average – according to the national census. This makes sense because as our tourism, food and retail industries have grown, the result has been a large low-wage workforce, with 32% of workers earning less than $15 an hour. In addition, rising rent prices and lack of low-income housing means that these same workers struggle to afford to live in Pasadena. Hence, our city’s non-profit sector has expanded exponentially to meet low-income Pasadenans’ demand for social services.I have worked in the non-profit sector for 30 years, helping to create and develop opportunities for low-income residents in Northwest Pasadena. These troubling statistics show me that Pasadena needs not wait to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour. Opponents argue that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs and shutter local businesses. Yet the research shows that a higher minimum wage will actually strengthen the local economy, with a minimal effect on job loss. Setting aside the data, I ask opponents an ethical question: Should private businesses in our city base profits on keeping some community members in poverty? Should non-profits balance their budgets by forcing the most disadvantaged people to wonder where their next meal will come from? These are difficult dilemmas to face, but are fundamental questions we must ask ourselves as Pasadena considers a higher minimum wage.However, I don’t think this soul searching is limited solely to the private sector – I believe that those of us in the nonprofit community must also raise our wages. While our missions differ, all of us are trying to build a stronger, healthier community. I strongly believe that our organizations, like for-profit businesses, should not achieve financial security by denying our employees a proper living wage.While many non-profit organizations struggle to find the funding to meet the needs of their constituents, I believe it is unethical to fill budget gaps by cutting the wages of dedicated staff members. The National Center for Charitable Statistics found that giving to non-profits increased 7.1 percent last year, totaling $258.51 billion. There are clearly other avenues for stable organizational funding that do not require keeping nonprofit employees impoverished.The sustainable and positive impact nonprofits make in our community requires intensive relationship building and community awareness. Increasing wages for staff members not only ensures the retention of a strong team, but also allows nonprofits to make a long-term investment in the community, through the expertise their employees provide. In the past, the nonprofit sector has successfully adjusted and planned for the increases in state minimum wages by balancing their books and diversifying funding sources through strong relationships with donors and foundations. Therefore, I stand firmly in support of raising the minimum wage to $15, even for nonprofits.Jaylene Moseley has focused her professional and philanthropic energies in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena for more than 30 years. As Flintridge Center President, she convenes community stakeholders and facilitates partnerships and collaborative action to improve the quality of life for the area’s children, youth and families. From 1986 through 2007, she served as Managing Director of Flintridge Foundation, leading various local collaborative efforts and marshalling cross-sector resources to address issues of community concern. Opinion & Columnists Opinion | Jaylene Moseley: Build a Stronger, Healthier Community By JAYLENE L. MOSELEY, President, Flintridge Center Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 5:09 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Resilient Infrastructure Group Acquired by Partners Group

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Resilient Infrastructure Group Acquired by Partners Group Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Resilient Infrastructure Group, a recognized leader in water as a service and focused on acquiring, developing and managing a portfolio of wastewater, water and related infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Canada, is pleased to announce its acquisition by Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, on behalf of its clients. The acquisition will allow Resilient to continue building a diversified, multi-industry water platform operating in the multibillion-dollar distributed water and wastewater sectors, including wastewater treatment and reuse infrastructure, wastewater-to-renewable natural gas facilities and potable water infrastructure. Resilient provides distributed water and wastewater solutions to both private and public sector clients looking to solve their site-specific treatment needs. Water infrastructure investment is needed to ensure sustainable operations in heavy water use sectors — such as food and beverage, agriculture, manufacturing, energy, technology, healthcare and education — and in municipalities confronting increasingly disruptive climate events. “Resilient took a pragmatic approach in identifying the right partner who understood not only the water market opportunity but the underlying need to invest in a sustainable and responsible manner,” said Resilient CEO, Ben Vitale. “Partners Group provides Resilient with the ideal market leadership we were looking for and allows us to scale into a world-class water-as-a-service company.” Resilient Announces Investment in Wastewater-to-RNG Plant Concurrently with Resilient’s acquisition by Partners Group, Resilient announced the closing of its investment in a wastewater-to-renewable natural gas plant at Threemile Canyon Farms. Located in Boardman, Oregon, Threemile was recognized as a winner of the 2020 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Resilient invests in new and existing infrastructure assets and works with a variety of water industry partners that supply technical, development, construction or operational services essential to infrastructure deployment and operations. Uniquely, Resilient’s investment-stage focus ranges from greenfield development through existing asset acquisitions. Ed Diffendal, Managing Director, Private Infrastructure Americas, Partners Group, states: “We are excited to partner with the seasoned management team of Resilient to develop critical water infrastructure such as the Threemile wastewater-to-RNG facility.” About Resilient Infrastructure Group Resilient Infrastructure Group (Resilient) acquires, develops and manages a portfolio of wastewater, water and related infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 2019, Resilient’s investment-stage focus ranges from greenfield development to existing asset acquisition. Resilient uses an “as a service” model for public and private clients to develop distributed infrastructure assets that solve specific site-based requirements. The firm’s approach, water industry experience and strong financial backing allow it to provide flexible client options to fund a range of asset-based structures, including project development and technology rollout. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please visit www.resilient-ig.com About Partners Group Partners Group is a leading global private markets firm. Since 1996, the firm has invested over USD 145 billion in private equity, private real estate, private debt and private infrastructure on behalf of its clients globally. Partners Group is a committed, responsible investor and aims to create broad stakeholder impact through its active ownership and development of growing businesses, attractive real estate and essential infrastructure. With over USD 109 billion in assets under management as of 31 December 2020, Partners Group serves a broad range of institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and private individuals globally. The firm employs more than 1,500 diverse professionals across 20 offices worldwide and has regional headquarters in Baar-Zug, Switzerland; Denver, USA; and Singapore. It has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 2006 (symbol: PGHN). For more information, please visit www.partnersgroup.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005170/en/ CONTACT: Resilient Infrastructure Group Media Contact Finn Partners for Resilient Infrastructure Group Wendy Lane Stevens 503-490-2904 [email protected] Partners Group Media Contact Clare Burrows 212-908-2708 [email protected] KEYWORD: OREGON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER ENERGY UTILITIES OIL/GAS NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES SOURCE: Resilient Infrastructure Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 08:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 08:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005170/en Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

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USU’s Quin Ficklin Named To Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List

first_img Tags: Phil Steele/Quin Ficklin/Rimington Trophy/Sean Krepsz/USU Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State senior center Quin Ficklin was named to the Spring Watch List for the 2018 Dave Rimington Trophy, per an announcement by the Rimington Trophy committee.This trophy is annually presented to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A (FBS) football.Ficklin is in rarefied air as the only other Mountain West Conference center to be nominated for the award is Nevada’s Sean Krepsz.The winner of this award will be honored at the Rimington Trophy presentation at the Rococo Theater of Lincoln, Neb. January 12, 2019.The Mesa, Ariz. native is only the fifth Aggie in program history to be nominated for this award, including Austin Stephens (2015-2016), Tyler Larsen (2011, 2012, 2013), Ryan Tonnemacher (2007) and Brent DeLadurantey (2005).Ficklin is a 6’2″ 290-pounder and earned third-team all-Mountain West honors from prestigious college football expert Phil Steele’s magazine as well as honorable mention all-conference honors from the league’s coaches after dutifully starting all 13 games at center in 2017 for the Aggies.In 2017, his overall grade performance was 93 percent, ranking him first on the team and he played 911 snaps, ranking him first on the team among offensive linemen.For the season, he graded out at 96 percent in effort, 89 percent in assignment and 82 percent in technique, allowing only one sack on the season. Furthermore, he recorded a team-best 56 knockdowns in 2017, including a season-high 11 in a 28-23 loss to Wyoming.The Aggies return 18 starters (9 on both offense and defense) and 50 letter-winners from last season’s 6-7 squad.The season starts August 31 at Michigan State with the Aggies’ home opener coming September 8 against New Mexico State. Written by May 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local USU’s Quin Ficklin Named To Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List Brad Jameslast_img read more

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USS TAYLOR Provides Assistance to Drifting Dhow NAHDA

first_img USS TAYLOR Provides Assistance to Drifting Dhow NAHDA May 29, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Taylor Last Saturday, 19 May, USS TAYLOR detected a drifting dhow with no propulsion while patrolling off the Horn of Africa in support of NATO’s counter piracy Operation Ocean Shield. The dhow named NAHDA was found by USS TAYLOR right at the entrance of the Gulf of Aden. After sending a team onboard NAHDA, it was established that both propulsion and communications were beyond repair. USS TAYLOR decided to provide assistance to NAHDA by towing her back to Yemen.NAHDA was sailing from Socotra Island to Shihir, Yemen with three tons of fish on board. Her master reported that he had been experiencing engine and transmission problems since earlier in the morning. USS TAYLOR’s team boarded the drifting dhow to provide assistance and was able to confirm that all nine crewmembers were safe.On the morning of 20 May, USS TAYLOR began to tow NAHDA back to Yemeni territorial waters. The following morning, NAHDA and her crew were handed over to another Yemeni merchant vessel which towed her all the way back to the coast.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 29, 2012; Image: NATO View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Drifting View post tag: Dhowcenter_img View post tag: NAHDA View post tag: News by topic View post tag: USS View post tag: Assistance View post tag: provides View post tag: to Back to overview,Home naval-today USS TAYLOR Provides Assistance to Drifting Dhow NAHDA last_img read more

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