National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON.ng) 2010 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNational Salt Company Nigeria Plc (NASCON) manufactures and markets a range of edible salt for industrial use and iodine-fortified kitchen salt for domestic use in Nigeria. By-products from the salt refining process include fine (butter) salt used to make biscuits and confectionary products; and granulated kitchen salt and industrial salt. The company has factories located in Oregun, Apapa and Port Harcourt and installed capacity of 400 000 tonnes per annum for 25-50 kilogram bags of salt and 100 000 tonnes per annum for salt sachets. Salt products for domestic use are marketed under the brand name Annapurna and Dangote. Annapurna is a brand name owned by West Africa Popular Foods (WAPF) as a joint venture between the former NASCON and Unilever Nigeria Plc. The company was established in 1973 and formerly known as National Salt Company of Nigeria Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. National Salt Company Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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But is this a sign of things to come?Positivity in the housing marketThe housebuilder said this morning, that it expects next year’s operating profit to be “materially above the top end”. It also expects overall results to be “towards the upper end of market expectations”. This may seem strange given the prevalence of coronavirus, but apparently, the housing market is not suffering as much as we may have thought.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…According to Taylor Wimpey, the market has recovered well since the first lockdown this year. At that time, building sites were closed for the most part. In the English lockdown, they are not. Even with this news though, the company’s share price still stands about 30% lower than it started 2020.According to Taylor Wimpey, demand for housing is still strong. CEO Pete Redfern said: “The quick recovery of the housing market is testament to the underlying strength of demand and supportive lending backdrop”.If true, this is all good news for the firm. As with other players in the industry, its share price is usually driven by the underlying market. Personally though, I am slightly less certain of this positive outlook in the medium term.Covid dominates allThough this latest lockdown is not stopping much housebuilding, this is not the only worry regarding Covid. For me, the potential for a recession in the coming year casts a broad shadow over the Taylor Wimpey share price.The truth is that while the first lockdown of this year may not have hurt the company as much as we expected, the second lockdown may drive the economy into recession. If this happens, people will lose their jobs and demand for housing will fall.Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to forecast doom and gloom. But I do think it is a possibility. If it does happen, today’s update from Taylor Wimpey will amount to very little. House prices have arguably been inflated for some time anyway, particularly in London. A recession may have an even greater than expected impact on the market.The Taylor Wimpey share price long termLooking past next year however, I think things may be better.Taylor Wimpey tapped investors for £500m earlier this year and has already put that money to use buying up cheap land. Since the end of Q2, it has spent a gross £826m on land purchases – buying 70 sites and 14,500 plots of land.Though next year may see the housing market take a hit, in the long run things will go back to normal. When they do, Taylor Wimpey may have just set itself up for even greater success. Buying land cheap is always a good investment.Personally, today’s jump in Taylor Wimpey’s share price takes a little of the bargain out of it for me. But any dip in the near future may be a great opportunity to get in on the housing market for the long term, I feel. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Houses Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/541780/dunrobin-shores-christopher-simmonds-architect Clipboard CopyHouses•Ottawa, Canada Year: “COPY” Manufacturers: AXO light, Formica, Hansgrohe, Andersen Windows & Doors, DXV, GE Lighting, Ikea, Lineabeta, Stuv, Ancona, CIOT, Nadurra Wood, SLV, Whirlpool Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – StillaText description provided by the architects. Simplicity and openness define the experience of being in this modest home. To the river, a continuous wall of glass spans the living, dining and kitchen space allowing a full panorama of the passing seasons.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyAway from the water the view is framed and edited by a simple porch. The porch roof has been opened to create space from nature, a single Japanese maple which is inserted as a foil to the simple black stained cedar cladding of the house. The garage volume is differentiated from the house by a cladding of grey cement board.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyTo the river, the simple cantilevered form of the deck is surrounded by frameless glass. The porch and deck, occurring opposite each other, stretch the space of the living room out into an experience of the landscape and provide varied options for sun, shade, shelter, and view.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanIn the kitchen, high gloss cabinetry with sleek pulls and a glass tile backsplash create a custom look while staying within the modest budget.Save this picture!© Doublespace PhotographyThe juxtaposition of natural and industrial materials continues on the interior; bamboo stair treads complement polished concrete floors in the lower level. Bamboo flooring and cabinetry bring warmth to the master suite. The open-riser stair with its glass guard keeps the lower level family room feeling connected to the main living space.Project gallerySee allShow lessBan House / Zhang Dongguang + Liu WenjuanSelected ProjectsUruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTSSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Doublespace Photography+ 31 Share Projects Architects: Christopher Simmonds Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect 2014 “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/541780/dunrobin-shores-christopher-simmonds-architect Clipboard Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds ArchitectSave this projectSaveDunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeChristopher Simmonds ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOttawaCanadaPublished on August 30, 2014Cite: “Dunrobin Shores / Christopher Simmonds Architect” 30 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial News RSF_en to go further June 22, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ceylon Today editor in chief forced to quit, reasons still unclear January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Reporters Without Borders is concerned about the reasons that led the management of the newspaper Ceylon Today to force its editor in chief Lalith Allahakkoon to resign on 13 June. The journalist, who received no letter of dismissal, arrived at his office on 16 June to find that access to his computer had been blocked.“The dismissal of Lalith Allahakkoon by Ceylon Today is worrying,” the press freedom organization said. “If it is merely an internal restructuring issue, as experienced by many media organizations, there would be no reason to intervene, but we fear that it is rather a restriction on news and information and politically-motivated censorship,”Reporters Without Borders wrote today to the management of Ceylon Today seeking the reasons for Allahakkoon’s dismissal and asking that all possible steps be taken to find a favourable outcome to this crisis gripping the newspaper’s editorial staff.On 13 June Allahakkoon was summoned by the executive director Dushyantha Basnayake who asked for his resignation.The following day, in a letter to Tiran Alles, chairman of Ceylon Newspapers (to which Ceylon Today belongs), and circulated to news organizations in Colombo, four of his colleagues, deputy editors Wilson Gnanadass and Dharisha Bastians, and journalists Rasika Jayakody and Dinidu De Alwis, expressed concern about “the persecution of our Editor-in-Chief Lalith Allahakkoon and our journalists that has arisen, based on false assumptions of political and ideological affiliations and allegiances; it is alarming, to a greater extent, that these persecutions and allegations stem from the highest echelons of the management, being you.” Follow the news on Sri Lanka Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News News July 15, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more
Four-year jail term for independent website’s correspondent in Turkmenistan December 18, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Turkmenistan Reporters Without Borders is calling on members of the G8 countries to intervene on behalf of seven journalists and human rights activists who have been held in Turkmenistan for the past two weeks. “We have very good reasons to fear that they are being ill-treated,” the press freedom organisation said News Human rights activist, Annakurban Amanklytchev – who was working in collaboration with the broadcast company Galaxie-Presse and French TV channel France 2, Ogoulsapar Muradova, of US-run Radio Free Europe, her three adult children and two other human rights activists are being held secretly in custody.“We are urging members of the G8 – which will be meeting at a summit in St Petersburg from 15-17 July – to put pressure on the Turkmen authorities for the release of these seven people,” the press freedom organisation said.”The international community must urgently react to protect freedom of expression in Turkmenistan. This country is one of the worst in the world in terms of respect for human rights and press freedom. It is the responsibility of all of us to condemn this state of affairs and to do our utmost so that Turkmen journalists and human rights activists no longer suffer such harassment.”Journalist Catherine Berthillier of Galaxie-Presse had contacted Annakurban Amanklytchev in March this year to make a film ‘travel diary on Turkmenistan’ for the France 2 documentary programme “Envoyé Spécial”. Amanklytchev was arrested on 16 June. Witnesses who saw him at the offices of the National Security Ministry said, “He is being interrogated night and day and with extreme brutality. He has become unrecognisable and there are fears for his life.” Help by sharing this information TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia March 13, 2020 Find out more TurkmenistanEurope – Central Asia #CollateralFreedom: RSF now unblocking 21 sites in 12 countries March 31, 2020 Find out more RSF_en News Coronavirus off limits in Turkmenistan June 30, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for G8 members to react to detention of french media contributor and Radio Free Europe journalist Organisation Ogoulsapar Muradova, correspondent in Turkmenistan for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty was arrested in Ashgabat on 18 June. Members of the security forces went to her home and took her to the interior ministry without any arrest warrant or official summons. The same services have been holding her children, Sona, Maral and Berdy Muradova since 19 June. There has been no news of two human rights activists, Elena Ovezova and Sapardurdy Khakiev, who were also arrested on 16 June. The official accusations against the journalist and the other arrested human rights activists arrested were reported on the Ashgabat TV, controlled by the President Saparmurat Niazov. The authorities reportedly suspect them of being behind a plot against the head of state. News
Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink TagsHamptons real estateluxury markettristate-weekly Kim Cattrall and 105 Gerard Drive in East Hampton (Getty; Sotheby’s via Rebekah C Baker)As Samantha on “Sex and the City,” she reveled in excess. But in the competitive world of Hamptons real estate, actress Kim Cattrall is having to take a more moderate approach.The 64-year-old has cut the asking price on her two-bedroom cottage at 105 Gerard Drive in East Hampton, the New York Post reports. She is now asking $2.9 million, down from $3.25 million.“I think she tried to get that Covid premium and it didn’t work,” a broker told the newspaper. “It’s better priced now.”Cattrall purchased the home in 1998 — the year “Sex and the City” debuted — for $420,000. It sits on just less than half an acre and features an outdoor hot tub and fire pit. She first listed it for sale in October.The actress told the Post she will miss her “daily walks down Gerard Drive and that gorgeous ocean view sitting by the fire pit.”Cattrall is best known for her role as outspoken PR executive Samantha Jones on the HBO series, which ran for six seasons.[NYP] — Sylvia Varnham O’Regan
Paleocene leaf floras are rare in high latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, where studies have shown higher taxonomic diversity compared to Northern Hemisphere equivalents. The floras provide valuable insights into biodiversity and forest communities during the Paleocene. The Antarctic Peninsula hosts a wealth of Paleocene–Eocene floras which have been used to interpret climates before, during and after one of the most abrupt and transient warming events known from the geological record. The best-preserved and most diverse Paleocene macrofossils from this region come from the Cross Valley Formation, Seymour Island Group, which have previously provided evidence for warm temperate climates prior to the PETM. Here we present the taxonomy of leaf impressions from the Paleocene Cross Valley Flora for one species and ten new leaf morphotypes of entire-margined angiosperms. The new morphotypes provide evidence of an increased angiosperm diversity within cool-temperate Gondwanan forest inhabiting the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula, which contrasts with a lower floral diversity on the west side of the Peninsula during the late Paleocene.
Indiana To Establish New Health Services initiative For Enhanced Lead Testing And AbatementINDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has received federal authorization to use up to $3 million annually over the next five years to establish a new health services initiative to provide lead testing, prevention and abatement services to low income Hoosiers.The initiative will be funded through the CHIP program and provided by the Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) Lead & Healthy Homes Division to primarily support lead testing and abatement efforts in East Chicago, South Bend and other areas throughout the state identified as having a higher risk for lead exposure among children.“We are pleased that our federal partners have approved this creative way to repurpose CHIP administrative funds to address crucial children’s public health concerns,” said Jennifer Walthall M.D., M.P.H., secretary of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration. “Children need healthy communities and healthy homes to have the best chance at a successful future.”FSSA anticipates the funding will cover the cost of testing and abatement for hundreds of homes per year as well as educating families and equipping physicians with information about lead exposure. The funding will also cover retesting of the homes to ensure the effectiveness of the abatement work.The new funding will supplement other federal, state and local efforts aimed at reducing the harmful effects of lead exposure on children. The initiative will serve families eligible to be covered by Medicaid or CHIP.“Lead exposure can affect a child’s overall development,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D, FACOG. “We hope that through this funding we can significantly increase our testing and abatement activities and provide hundreds of additional children a better path toward normal development.”Drs. Walthall and Box added they hope the program, along with continued efforts to raise awareness and education among families and primary care providers, will help ensure appropriate lead screening among children who are at risk for lead exposure.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Our universities are world-class and world leading, with four ranked among the top ten in the world, and attracting thousands of international students. At the heart of that global reputation is a trust in the quality and high standards of the education provided. Unjustifiable, artificial grade inflation threatens that. It cannot be right that students in one year are awarded higher grades for the same level of achievement than those in previous years. We owe it to the hardworking students who have earned those top grades to stamp out this unfair practice. I expect the Office for Students – when they have their full range of powers – to challenge those institutions that record an unjustifiable rise in the proportion of top degrees being awarded. The OfS’ statutory powers are on course to be strengthened through new regulations due to be laid in Parliament later this year, which once agreed allow the OfS to levy fines of up to £500,000 or two per cent of a university’s income (whichever is higher).Universities found to be damaging students’ interests could be subject to sanctions such as placing additional conditions on their registration, fines, or in the worst case scenario removing a university’s powers to award degrees.The UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment, is developing sector-recognised standards to ensure that all degree awards are consistent and fair – due to be completed this academic year.Universities UK, GuildHE and QAA have been undertaking this work as members of the committee on behalf of the full committee and the sector.Together, these measures will strengthen the regulator’s ability to challenge universities with unwarranted grade inflation and hold them to account.Professor Dame Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, said: Universities must end the steep-rise of ‘unjustifiable’ first class degrees to maintain the UK university sector’s world class reputation, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said today (24 March).In the second in a series of interventions across higher education, Mr Hinds wants action taken across the sector to put a stop to artificial grade inflation starting from the next academic year – in a bid to reset the proportion of firsts and 2:1s awarded by universities.Analysis published by the Office for Students (OfS) in December 2018 showed that 27% of students obtained a first-class honours degree in 2016/17, up from 16% in 2010/11. Of all university students, 78% now obtain an upper degree (first or 2:1), up from 67% in 2010/11. Analysis of these figures concluded that the scale of this rise cannot be attributed to the rise in pupils’ prior attainment or changes in student demographics alone.The OfS data also revealed that 50.1% of students at the University of Surrey were awarded a first class degree in 2016-17, while at the University of Huddersfield 37.9% of students were awarded a first class degree in 2016-17.Mr Hinds has today announced a clear expectation that the OfS should directly challenge institutions where they find clear evidence of artificial grade inflation occurring.Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: Universities are determined to tackle unexplained grade inflation. The sector’s collective will to take ownership of this challenge is strong, as we recognise it is crucial that we keep the confidence of students, employers and the public, in the value of a university qualification. It is important to draw a distinction between grade inflation and grade improvement, where increased investment in teaching and facilities, as well as students working harder than ever, are leading to legitimate increases in grades. Questions raised by this debate will not halt efforts to ensure every student has the opportunity to get the best outcome from their study – a priority shared by the government and the Office for Students. We will shortly be publishing the results of a wide-ranging consultation, carried out with sector partners, which includes a statement of intent from universities on how to protect the value of qualifications across the UK.
The number of people out of work in the UK fell this month for the first time since May last year.The jobless figure dropped by 35,000 to 2.65 million in the three months to February, compared with the three months leading up to November, the Office for National Statistics said.The unemployment rate edged down from a 12-year high of 8.4% to 8.3%, the lowest level since the summer of last year.However, ONS data showed that the number of people having to settle for part-time work, because they cannot find full-time jobs, has risen 89,000 to 1.4 million, its highest level since records began in 1992.