Ariston Holdings Limited HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Dairibord Holdings Limited 2014 Presentation

first_imgDairibord Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Dairibord Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dairibord Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dairibord Holdings Limited (  2014 presentation Company ProfileDairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited (DZL Holdings Limited) is the largest dairy company in Zimbabwe; producing and marketing a range of fresh milk and ready-to-drink and long-life milk products. The company also owns Lyons Zimbabwe; a food company that manufactures and markets ice-cream, cordials, condiments and spreads, tea and mineral water; ME Charhons which manufactures biscuits and baking products; and has a majority stake in Dairibord Malawi. The company is wholly-owned by Lavenson Investments Private Limited and is the flagship subsidiary of Dairiboard Holdings Limited. DZL Holdings Limited owns four property companies; Goldblum Investments (Private) Limited, Chatmoss Properties (Private) Limited, Quallinnex Properties (Private) Limited and Slimline Investments (Private) Limited. Its export markets include Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa. Dairibord Zimbabwe Private Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House in Rua Faria Guimarães / fala

first_img Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Porto, Portugal Houses Architects: fala Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs House in Rua Faria Guimarães / falaSave this projectSaveHouse in Rua Faria Guimarães / fala ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projectscenter_img “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Ricardo Loureiro+ 14 Share House in Rua Faria Guimarães / fala Portugal 2016 Photographs:  Ricardo LoureiroTiles:Paulina PiechContractor:EngilacoCollages:Fala AtelierClient:stunning chapter ltdDesign Team:Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, Ahmed Belkhodja, Mariana Silva, Diogo Paixão, Paulo SousaCity:PortoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Collage. Image © Fala AtelierSave this picture!Collage. Image © Fala AtelierText description provided by the architects. The old house was found in a sequence of equally discrete buildings from different periods of the 20th century. Built originally for a single family, and abandoned for decades, the brief proposed transforming the ruin into a housing unit with five apartments, responding to the accelerated gentrification process in the area.Save this picture!Before. Image © Fala AtelierSave this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroThe perimeter of thick granite walls was preserved and the interior structure was completely refurbished, recurring only to light wood elements. The fragmented arrangement of small inner rooms was replaced with a sequence of almost identically dimensioned apartments.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroIn every unit, a modular wall of openable plywood panels was painted in a deep blue tone, concealing different functions: kitchens, bathrooms, cabinetry. Only upon a second look it is understandable the distinction between the five units: the consistent system and visual relation between the several apartments finds its contradiction in the necessary adaptation of its rhetorical rigidity to the geometry of the staircase, the existing windows, the form of the roof. In each studio, a piece of natural stone with a different form unbalances the apparently symmetrical inner elevations.Save this picture!Proposal planThe street facade acts as a theatrical device with its unorthodox use of the traditional local tiles. Two double-doors with different colours suggest distinct hierarchies.Save this picture!© Ricardo LoureiroProject gallerySee allShow lessFaber Headquarters / Geza Gri e Zucchi Architetti AssociatiSelected ProjectsRed House / 31/44 ArchitectsSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officefalaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationPortoPortugalPublished on July 21, 2017Cite: “House in Rua Faria Guimarães / fala” 21 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore 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

N Ireland trust gets new chairman

first_imgMs Marti Boyd, who is a board member of UGV, becomes Executive Director in charge of day to day running of the trust. It is understood that the trust will shortly launch a website.  55 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 14 February 2006 | News Northern Ireland’s biggest private charitable trust, Ulster Garden Villages, has appointed a new chairman following the retirement of its long time chair, Sir Desmond Lorimer. The new chair is Tony Hopkins.Sir Desmond, who was active in the fields of accountancy, manufacturing and banking, had been chairman of Ulster Garden Villages since 1979. The trust provides funding in a number of areas, including health, education, heritage and youth projects. It has a small funding programme (under £5,000) and has given grants up £1 milliion. Tony Hopkins, who has a background in accountancy and economic development, has been a board member of UGV for a number of years and has a range of directorships, including chairman of Laganiside Corporation. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. N Ireland trust gets new chairmanlast_img read more

Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations

first_img The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider three Department of Agriculture nominations later this month. The Committee will consider the nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi Earp, and Scott Hutchins. The hearing was announced by Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking Democrat Debbie Stabenow. Brashears, of Texas, is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety, while Earp, of Maryland, is nominated to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights. Finally, Hutchins, of Indiana, is nominated to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics.Brashears is a current Texas Tech professor, while Earp has once served as the chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, appointed by then-President George W. Bush. And, Hutchins, an entomologist, is a Corteva employee. The committee must consider and approve the nominations that would then be considered by the full Senate. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 28th.Source: NAFB News Service Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations SHARE SHARE Previous articleMore Than 69,000 Attend 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in IndyNext articleIncoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes NAFB News Service Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations By NAFB News Service – Nov 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

In Spain, Raúl Rivero talks to Reporters Without Borders

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the arrival in Spain on 1 April of Cuban journalist and dissident poet Raúl Rivero, who talked today to the organization’s Spanish section. He said his release is closed linked to the Cuban regime’s desire to ward off diplomatic sanctions. He has a two-year exit permit and is not sure of being able to return to Cuba. Rivero also talked about the journalists who are still in prison in Cuba. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago News News Receive email alerts CubaAmericas RSF_en News Five days after arriving in Spain with his wife, his 11-year-old adoptive daughter and his 85-year-old mother, Cuban poet and dissident journalist Raúl Rivero talked today with Fernando Castello of the Spanish section of Reporters Without Borders about the circumstances of his exile and the fate of the 21 Cuban journalists who have been in prison in Cuba since March 2003.The press freedom organization says it welcomes Rivero’s return to Spain but points out that he never wanted to leave his country for a long period and that it will not forget the diplomatic context that facilitated his visit.”Raúl Rivero’s departure from Cuba must not turn into a forced exile,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It does not relieve the Cuban regime of its responsibilities as regards human rights and press freedom. Rivero’s freedom or the freedom of any other dissident journalist should not be a matter for negotiation.”Imprisoned during the March 2003 crackdown and sentenced to 20 years in prison for “conspiracy” against the state, Rivero was released from prison for health reasons and put under house arrest on 30 November 2004. “When I left prison under an ‘extra-penal permit,’ the authorities told me I could continue to write but only as a poet,” Rivero said. Before his departure for Spain, the Cuban authorities wanted to give Rivero a “definitive” exit permit, which would mean he would never be allowed to go back. “Finally they changed it to an exit permit for two years, after which I would not be able to return.”As regards his release, Rivero also said that, “Fidel Castro is giving concrete pledges of good conduct before the coming Ibero-American summit in Salamanca, and he is demonstrating that he is an admirer of King Juan Carlos (who he wants to receive in Cuba).”Rivero has no illusions about the situation in Cuba. “The Cuban government is Leninist, male chauvinist, and adapted to war, not to peace,” he said, advising Reporters Without Borders to “maintain an energetic and demanding stance because there are political prisoners in a very serious humanitarian situation.” He estimated that as many as 200 dissidents are in prison.Regarding the imprisoned journalists, Rivero said he believed that “prison conditions had improved for some of them.” He mentioned José Luis García Paneque, whose state of health is a subject of great concern, and who was recently transferred to a military hospital in Havana. He also mentioned Reporters Without Borders correspondent Ricardo González Hernandez and Omar Rodriguez Saludes, “who remain imprisoned but in better conditions that could be a prelude to their release.”An optimist, Rivero predicted that eight dissidents would soon be released and that there would be “more and more journalists leaving prison and Cuba” although the authorities are normally very reluctant to grant exit permits.Apparently determined to enjoy the freedom of speech, Rivero agreed to talk to Reporters Without Borders again on 11 April. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Cuba April 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In Spain, Raúl Rivero talks to Reporters Without Borders May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more CubaAmericas Organisation Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council News to go further October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Painting the world pink

first_img Comments are closed. Painting the world pinkOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today Claire’sAccessories is an international retailing phenomenon. Here, the UK’s trainingmanager Gillian Ince, 42, explains her role in sharing learning with colleaguesabroadHowlong have you been in this job?Fiveyears. I joined Claire’s in 1997 as personnel and training adviser. In 1999, Iwas promoted to training manager. In February 2002, I was appointed onto ourmanagement team.Whatdoes your role involve?Iprovide effective training and development strategies for our retail branchesand central office, for both Claire’s and Girl Heaven [a seven-store businessspecialising in makeovers and dress-up], covering about 3,500 employees. I alsomaintain strong links with our European teams, and advise on the tools andresources the UK has produced through our own growth from 55 stores to 440 infive years. My role as part of the management team includes implementingvision, business strategies and structures and managing the day-to-day runningof the business.What’sthe best thing about your job?Creatinga fun environment for people to work and aspire to. Living the ‘buzz’ factor wecall ‘Claire’s Culture’.Whatis current major project or strategic push?Iam very busy with the new and increased delivery of development programmes forour branch managers and assistant managers in the field; instilling a qualitycontrol process into our distribution centre. I am also looking atinterdepartmental communication, a team-working programme and the growth of theGirl Heaven brand.Whatdid you want to do for a living when you were at school?Iwanted to be a swimming instructor and achieved this at the age of 26.Whatwas your first job?Ihad a weekend job at a theme park.Whatwas your worst career decision?Idon’t believe I have made one.Whatwas the best career decision you ever made?JoiningClaire’s Accessories. However, if I hadn’t moved into training while workingfor the electricity industry, then who knows what my destiny would have been.Whichof your qualifications do you most value and why?Mylife skills – they are priceless. I would also say my NLP Practitionerqualification, because it has enhanced and clarified my understanding of people.What’sthe worst training course you have experienced?Anexternal course to help with the transition to new IT systems.Whatis your preferred terminology?Learning,developmentWhatdo you think will be the core skills for your job in the future?Muchthe same as they are now; to be a communicator at all levels of the business,influencer, innovator of ideas, business manager and inspirational boss.Whatadvice would you give to someone starting out in training and development?Learn,practise and develop your understanding of people. Build rapport with everyindividual you meet. Never look back in disappointment, keep learning and moveforward. The day you become complacent in your role, tell yourself you are inthe wrong job. Understand the HR function and build on that knowledge.Whatare your favourite buzz words?‘Bespecific’. Other words are: empathy, rapport, behaviours, coaching andself-development.Whichbuzzwords do you most loathe?‘Blended’.Sounds like someone is making a cake!Areyou good at self-development?Iwould like to think so, whether its increasing my knowledge through reading,watching videos, testing CBT material, talking with others in T&D andmanagement roles, or attending seminars, workshops and conferences. Whatself-development have you undertaken in the past 12 months?Anumber of activities including: setting up a networking group with othertraining managers in retail. I heard Ken Blanchard speak on Gung Ho! and Iupdated my knowledge in delivery of situational leadership. I recentlycommenced an open learning course to gain a health and safety certificate andwent trough train the trainer course to deliver Gung Ho! across Claire’sAccessories.Upclose and personalIfyou could have any job, what would it be?Ilove what I do, but the idea of a life coach inspires meDescribeyour management style in three wordsOpen,supportive and trustingWhatis your motto?Smile,life’s too shortHowwould you liked to be remembered by your colleagues?Asa true ‘custodian’ of the Claire’s culture. A fun and caring person to havearoundWheredo you want to be in five years’ time?Ina hot country during the winter months. Until then, I will continue to grow anddevelop with Claire’s and take up all the challenges it throws at meYourfavourite management bookAllof Ken Blanchard’s books. Anthony Robbins is also a favourite of mine withUnlimited Power and Hyrum Smith with What Matters Most Whichtraining gurus, management experts or business people do you most admire?KenBlanchard, Steven Covey, Anthony Robbins and Ian McDermott Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

US call centres lure staff with benefits deals

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. US call centres lure staff with benefits dealsOn 12 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article UK call centres could learn from their US counterparts who say recruitmentand retention can be helped by offering excellent staff benefits. The 2002 Call Centre Compensation Survey, shows that concierge services,recognition programmes, a favourable work environment, and high-qualitysupervision and leadership are the most important benefits. Conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, 329 organisations weresurveyed. The report shows that US call centres are still fine-tuning their approachesto finding, keeping, and rewarding their employees. The recruitment techniques US firms find most effective are employee referrals,local newspaper ads, and job fairs. Dana Kraml, a Mercer reward consultant said US call centre operators arebudgeting for base pay increases of 3.5-3.7 per cent in 2003, compared to3.5-3.6 per cent in 2002. Kraml said call centre reward programmes must reflect the fact that mostcentres are now open seven days a week and, in many cases, for 24 hours a day,with 70 per cent paying more for unpopular shifts. According to the survey, 41 per cent of call centres also pay a premium formultilingual employees. Language skills, especially Spanish, are needed toserve the increasingly diverse customer base in the US. www.mercerhr.comlast_img read more

Travel grant offered to Eton students only

first_imgBalliol College offers a travel grant worth up to £4,000 available only for students who have previously attended Eton College, Cherwell has learnt.Conditions for the award further stipulates that the Old-Etonians must spend the money travelling to a foreign university and engaging in “a study of the social conditions of the common people.”The Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship, established by the will of the late Mrs D.J. Vaughan, requires that candidates must be current undergraduates of limited means who have spent at least part of their previous education at Eton College. Although preference is given to Balliol students, all former Eton students are eligible to apply.Balliol student Henry Edwards responded that few students were aware of the scholarship, commenting, “I haven’t heard people talk about this grant at all here. I’m guessing it’s quite old and that it was offered to the college at a time when they did accept unfair or exclusive stipulations like that.”Another student added, “There hasn’t been much of a reaction from Balliol students to this as it hasn’t been promoted, at least not to my knowledge. Perhaps it has been promoted only amongst old Etonians.” She said, “It seems extremely unusual that Balliol would limit a grant based on schooling and especially in such an elitist way.“It doesn’t fit with how much effort the college and the JCR put into access schemes and equality of opportunity amongst college members. Balliol has exceptional bursary provision and provision of travel and other grants open to all students, so I’m not sure why this type of discrimination based on schooling would be allowed.”A former Eton student currently at Balliol said, “Perhaps it is unfair,” adding, “Unfortunately we don’t get to choose who should and shouldn’t be able to apply to any grants. That’s the choice of the generous person who sets up the grant. In an ideal world all the money would go in a big pot and be distributed equally.” An Oxford University spokesperson said, ‘This legacy was made to Balliol College back in the 1950s, and by modern standards it does seem absurd – in fact, if a gift were offered today with those terms, an Oxford college would simply not accept it. However, the college can’t change the terms of the will retrospectively.’The spokesperson added, ‘Importantly, Balliol College regulations allow any unspent funds to be transferred to the general college funds – and the college, alongside the university, makes extremely generous financial provision for all students, especially those from lower-income backgrounds. From this year, Oxford University will offer the most generous, no-strings-attached financial support to the poorest students of any university in the country, worth up to £22,000 over three years.’St Anne’s Classicist Jasmine Krishnamurthy-Spencer commented, “I just think it’s weird above anything else. If you want to give your money away, why make the conditions so limited? I mean, I know over twenty percent of students are on some form of financial support but there can’t be that many of them at Balliol.”Edwards agreed, commenting, “I’m guessing it’s rarely claimed, as there are currently only about two former Eton students I know of in the entire student body.”Balliol JCR President Ben Marshall released a statement on behalf of the student body, explaining, “The Vaughan Memorial Travelling Scholarship is awarded to undergraduates of limited means to help fund a postgraduate year at a foreign university. It was established in the will of the late Mrs Vaughan, and at that bequest there are a number of stipulations, including the type of study undergone and the attainment of a 2:1 or above.“The fact that applicants must have spent at least some of their time in education at Eton is another condition of the will of Mrs Vaughn, and not one imposed by Balliol College. Since the establishment of the Vaughn Scholarship, the Development Office have altered their donation acceptance requirements so that this type of grant is no longer introduced, a change welcomed by the JCR.”Dr Nicola Trott, senior tutor at Balliol College, declined to comment.last_img read more

Pump prices rising as Indiana continues to reopen

first_img Pinterest Pump prices rising as Indiana continues to reopen By Jon Zimney – June 8, 2020 0 305 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Twitter (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) STATE WIDE–The economy is recovering more quickly than expected and Indiana’s gas prices are doing the same. Gasbuddy reports the state average is $2.07 per gallon, going up for the sixth straight week.That average is ten cents more than this time last week.The national average price of gasoline has risen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $2.02/g today, reported Gasbuddy. The national average is up 19.8 cents per gallon from a month ago.“It’s no surprise that gasoline prices have increased for the sixth straight week as gasoline demand has hit its highest level since early March as Americans are returning to the roads,” said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy.“With OPEC extending its large oil production cuts until at least July, oil prices continue to rally. In Sunday evening trade, a barrel of WTI crude oil briefly touched $40 per barrel, the highest level in months thanks to rebounding demand for oil and gasoline as well as the previous production cuts.”DeHaan said he doesn’t believe gas prices will return to what they were before the pandemic immediately, because demand is still only three quarters of what it was this time last year.“I believe the anxiety pushing oil prices up is coming from the fact that the economy may be recovering quicker than most anticipated. For now, motorists will likely continue to see gas prices rising for the weeks ahead,” he said.In Ft. Wayne the average was $2.08 on Monday afternoon. In the Cincinnati area, the price was $1.98, up about three cents. In Indianapolis, the average was $2.07, up about 12 cents since last week. Facebook Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Previous articleIvy Tech offers free classes, training to 10,000 participantsNext articleDeadly shooting outside of Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more