Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgNation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ke)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group Limited is an independent media house with operations in East and Central Africa. The company publishes and distributes a selection of printed newspapers and magazines and owns and runs radio and television broadcasting channels. Nation Media Group also produces digital media which accessible to private and public sectors in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The company aims to create and promote content which informs, educates and entertains its target markets across different media platforms. The media group was founded in 1959 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Aluminium Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of aluminium products in Nigeria including aluminium coils and sheets and laminate, aluminum and seamless tubes. The company sells on its finished products to the secondary aluminum and packaging industries. The Manufacturing division produces collapsible aluminium tubes, plastic laminate and seamless tubes for the toothpaste, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also manufactures a range of continuous sheet painting products sold under the Colortek brand name; and supplies roofing sheets and executes roofing projects. It purchases and sells its aluminium products, building components and accessory items through its subsidiary company, Aluminium City Limited. Founded in 1960 and formerly known as First Aluminium Company (Nigeria) Limited, the company changed its name to First Aluminium Nigeria Plc in 1992. The company is a subsidiary of Alucon Holdings SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. First Aluminium Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash, what stock market crash?

first_img See all posts by David Barnes Stock market crash, what stock market crash? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. David Barnes owns shares in Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Tesla. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, Kainos, Keywords Studios, Pennon Group, and Unilever. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Address When the stock market crashed in March, pretty much no sector escaped unscathed. But since then, some companies have continued to struggle while others’ share prices have risen past pre-Covid-19 levels.What trends can we identify here and how can we protect ourselves against a future stock market crash?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…Sectors thriving through the stock market crashAny sector that is cyclical and dependent on a strong economy has performed poorly in the stock market crash. Travel, tourism, construction, oil, property, retail, banking, and leisure have all been hit hard.Conversely, utilities might not provide much growth, but they come into their own in a stock market crash. Their dividends are dependable, as everyone needs water and electricity, so earnings are stable no matter how the economy is performing. Pennon Group, for example, hit its all-time high this year.Healthcare and consumer durables are both traditionally defensive and have weathered the storm well. AstraZeneca is now the biggest stock by market cap in the UK. Hikma Pharmaceuticals has stormed into the FTSE 100.Consumer durables like Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser have proven resilient partially because they sell products like soap or hand sanitizers, but also because the range of products they sell tend to be in demand regardless of the state of the economy.Miners of precious metals have also seen their share price climb as investors pile into gold and silver. There is usually a strong negative correlation between a stock market crash and the increase in demand for gold so precious metals can act as a good hedge in your portfolio. Centamin and Fresnillo have risen 60% and 90% respectively since the turn of the year.The star performing sector?Arguably that belongs to technology. While not traditionally defensive, many tech shares have prospered. An astonishing fact is that the four biggest US tech stocks now have the same net worth as Japan, the world’s third largest economy.Closer to home, video gaming stocks have been on a charge as lockdown has increased use and driven revenues higher. Codemasters and Keywords Studios are beneficiaries here.But there are strong performers everywhere you look in technology. Ocado (online shopping tech), Avast (cybersecurity), Kainos (IT solutions). My only worry is perhaps prices have been driven too high into a bubble scenario like we could be seeing with Tesla stock in the US.How to protect yourselfHow do you avoid a future stock market crash? Unfortunately, no one can consistently predict the future. All you can do is diversify your portfolio to protect yourself as best as possible.Most big investment sites will analyse your investments for you. The advice here is not to avoid cyclical stocks. When the economy rises, they might well be your star performers. But try to have a balanced portfolio across all sectors but also across stocks, bonds, commodities, and property.Geographical diversification is also key. The FTSE 100 market is over 20% down from its 12-month high, but the NASDAQ is at an all time high. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares David Barnes | Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 last_img read more

Sexton set to replace Wilko as top France earner

first_imgParticularly hard hit will be Paris Saint-Germain, France’s richest club following their acquisition in 2011 by a Qatari consortium. Twelve of their players are said to earn more than €1m a year with striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic reputed to be on €1.25m a year.And here we are making a fuss over Sexton’s  €55,000 a month. Enjoy it while you can, Johnny. “Presidents, directors, agents, coaches, all recognise that Top 14 salaries have reached a level that threatens the economic stability of the clubs,” declared the newspaper in Monday’s edition. “The hour has arrived when from now on salaries will start to lower.”Certainly the big names from the southern hemisphere – those still in their prime  – are increasingly turning to Japan to help feather their nests. Witness the decisions of Sonny Bill Williams, Jerome Kaino, Fourie du Preez and Andries Bekker taking the Yen over the Euro in recent seasons. And last month Dan Carter ruled out a return to France, saying he would prefer to have a stint “some place closer to home – potentially Japan”.Still, at least the Top 14 has no reason to fear the French tax man, unlike Ligue 1, the top flight of French football. When he came to power nearly 12 months ago socialist president Francois Hollande promised to tax the rich. He’s following through on that pledge, introducing a 75% tax rate for those people in France earning more than €1m a year, though it will be down to companies (or in this case, clubs) and not individuals, to foot the bill. “This new tax will cost first division teams €182m,” protested Frédéric Thiriez, head of France’s professional football league last week. “With these crazy labour costs, France will lose its best players, our clubs will see their competitiveness in Europe decline, and the government will lose its best taxpayers.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Racing Metro rugby team president Jacky Lorenzetti (C) leaves on November 16, 2012 in Paris, after attending the election of the new head of the French national rugby league (LNR), which oversees the professional 15-a-side game in France. Paul Goze, 61, received a four-year mandate as head of the body that manages the Top 14 and Pro D2 divisions, succeeding Pierre-Yves Revol, who was elected in 2008 to take over from former France full-back Serge Blanco (1998-2008). AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images) Rolling in it: Midi Olympique has revealed Racing-bound Sexton will pocket €660,000 for his services next seasonBy Gavin MortimerSO NOW we all know. You, me and every rugby player in France. As Midi Olympique revealed in Monday’s edition Jonathan Sexton will be pocketing  €55,000 (£47,000) a month next season playing for Racing Metro. That will make the Ireland fly-half the best-paid player in the Top 14. He’ll earn €8,000 a month more than Jonny Wilkinson at Toulon (who in signing on for another year with Toulon last month had his wages trimmed), €13,000 more than Bryan Habana, also at Toulon, and €17,000 more than Nicolas Mas, reputedly the best-paid French player on account of the fact world-class tighthead props are few and far between these days.Second best: Wilko took a pay cut to stay at ToulonSexton can’t have been happy to discover Midi Olympique has had a sneak peek into his pay packet. Nothing makes a man more envious than money, and the 27-year-old can expect some big hits and juicy banter next season from just about every back-rower in France. Particularly as a lot of them will be earning less than a quarter of Sexton’s wage.Despite the money paid to the high-profile players, the average monthly salary in the Top 14 is a far more modest €12,000. Some earn a lot less than that. According to Midi Olympique, Stade Francais winger Jérémy Sinzelle, a regular for the Parisian club this season, is paid €6,000 a month, while some of the Perpignan squad are on as little as €3,000 a month. One wonders how they must feel when they read that their fly-half, James Hook, earns €35,000 for the same period.Sexton might be one of the last players to strike it really rich in France. The €660,000 that he’ll earn next season is significantly less than the €800,000 Toulon paid Wilkinson when he first moved to the Cote d’Azur from Newcastle in 2009. Similarly, no French club is willing to do what Perpignan did in 2008, when they forked out a reputed €750,000 for the services of Dan Carter for seven months. The All Black fly-half ruptured his Achilles tendon in his sixth game and down the drain went Perpignan’s dosh.Deep pockets: Racing owner Jacky Lorenzetti is behind the dealThose profligate days are now a thing of the past. According to the paper next season will be the first when the average wage in the top flight of French rugby remains static. Hitherto, every season has brought with it an increase in wages, but the harsh economic climate in which France finds itself has forced clubs to rein in their spending.last_img read more

Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap

first_img Previous articleDistrict voters approve Fort Worth ISD bond proposals, seven state propositionsNext articleShift to automated locks may leave classrooms at risk Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Abbey Block Linkedin TAGSeducationstemwomen Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Lindsey Elliott, a senior mechanical engineering major and math minor, said despite TCU’s high female population, there have been times when she was the only female in a class or group project. Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor Ballet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Linkedin Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Facebook Twitter Fort Worth residents talk election results over breakfast ReddIt Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ printJust a few years ago, Lindsey Elliott didn’t know anything about engineering and didn’t think it would be part of her future.Elliott’s plans changed when, on a college visit to Penn State, she listened to a female student in the College of Engineering talk about using the subject to work on roller coasters.“She was cool and I thought wow, that’s something I’d be interested in,” Elliott said.Elliott is one of 70 female engineering majors at TCU. Even though women make up 25 percent of the engineering majors at TCU, the same cannot be said for the rest of the country.Nationally, women hold less than 25 percent of all science, technology, engineering and math jobs. Commonly referred to as STEM, these fields have historically been dominated by men, and the trend doesn’t seem to be changing.Even as the percentage of college-educated women in the workforce has increased, the number of women in STEM fields remained at 24 percent from 2000 to 2009 according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.The gender gap is smaller in biosciences, social sciences and math, but women are still greatly outnumbered by men in fields such as computer science and engineering, according to the National Science Foundation.Part of the reason for this lack of parity is women are not encouraged in math and science as readily as boys, said Diane Snow, dean of the John V. Roach Honors College and professor of neuroscience in the College of Science and Engineering.“It’s a problem that starts as early as birth,” Snow said. “There’s a great deal of research showing we treat girls very differently than boys from day one and continue to develop different expectations from that point on.”In general, female and male students perform equally well in mathematics and science on standardized tests, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project.These differing expectations can impact the confidence of young women, further discouraging them from entering STEM fields, Snow said.“If being welcomed into science is not the norm, and if the practice in science-related skills is not developed early on for girls, they will also lack self confidence in these fields as they progress,” Snow said.Encouraging young girls to join STEM must include “overcoming that natural way of thinking that girls are better in arts and humanities,” said Jessie Yates, a senior biology major.“The science field has always been so male-dominant,” Yates said. “In school, they always say boys are just better at math and science.”Gender stereotypes have historical roots, said Joanne Greene, professor in the Department of Political Science.“These stereotypes go back at least to the day when women’s brains were considered inferior to men,” Greene said. “Women got involved in the sciences in limited numbers in the early 1900’s, but in often segregated ways.”Women who entered science fields were often encouraged to pursue topics that were considered more suitable for women, such as child psychology or nutrition.This gender stereotyping has continued and can lead some teachers to give up on their female students who struggle in math and science, said Jessy Patricoski, a junior biology major.“I was horrible at math,” Patricoski said. “I went for help and one of the math teachers just brushed me off and told me I was wasting his time. I think he more readily helped the boys. I feel like sometimes teachers fall into these stereotypes and just roll with them.”After finding a tutor, Patricoski’s math skills improved. Now it’s her minor.“I always just assumed I’d do English or art,” she said. “Now I love math.”Despite these stereotypes, both men and women are equally capable of performing in STEM fields if they are given equal access to the subjects and support in pursuing them, Snow said.“However, what’s not equal is access,” Snow said.  “Bias – both conscious and unconscious – is a major factor in how well girls get to participate in science learning.”STEM jobs can offer less family-friendly flexibility, which may also deter women from entering the field, according the U.S. Department of Commerce.“Women are still, all these years later, assumed to be greater nurturers. There is still an expectation that they will still take charge of household responsibilities,” Snow said. “They typically have greater family obligations- not just bearing and raising children, but also caring for elderly parents or other family members.”Balancing family obligations with the demands and time commitment of a career in a STEM field is not an ideal recipe for success, Snow said.Women hold a disproportionately low percentage of STEM undergraduate degrees, especially in engineering according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.“I think the question of having kids becomes really hard for all of us,” said Christine Pho, junior physics major. “I definitely think about how my eggs are drying up.”Patricoski said she was shocked when a friend suggested that instead of going to medical school she could marry a doctor and stay home to take care of her future children.“I don’t think there’s any problem with wanting to get married and stay at home with your kids, but that’s not the only option,” Patricoski said. “I may marry a doctor or I may marry a garbage man. None of those things matter because I’m going to be a doctor.”Gender Bias in the Field Women who do enter a STEM field face a number of challenges, including gender bias.“Women have to prove themselves more in these fields than men do,” Elliott said. “Time after time, stepping up to the plate, taking on a little extra initiative and taking on extra work to prove themselves.”One study found that both male and female faculty judged a female student to be less competent and less worthy of being hired than an identical male student. They also offered her a smaller starting salary and less career mentoring.Patricoski said she personally experienced gender bias from a professor when she was the only female student in a summer physics class at her home in Illinois.When Patricoski stepped out to use the restroom during a lecture, the professor told the class of men, “that’s why there’s not a lot of them here.”Patricoski learned about the professor’s comment from another classmate and said she knew she had been singled out for being female.“I physically just didn’t believe it,” she said. “It made my skin crawl. I didn’t want to put up with it.”Patricoski said she has gotten used to these kinds of comments, but the fear of being perceived as incompetent still affects the way she acts in class.Patricoski said her parents always encouraged her to pursue her dream of going to medical school. (Photo courtesy of Jessy Patricoski.)“Sometimes I’m worried to ask questions that might be seen as stupid,” she said. “I’ll go home and figure it out myself instead.” Although she has not experienced gender bias in the classroom, Elizabeth Torres, a senior mechanical engineering major, said she noticed she was treated differently while working at a summer internship.“I distinctly remember having some heads turning wherever I professionally presented my work because some of my male counterparts didn’t think that I had it in me to perform,” she said. “This nonchalant undermining is only another motivator for my continual self-improvement.”Negative gender bias can even be aimed at female professors, Pho said.“I don’t think people realize that they speak differently about their male and female professors,” Pho said. “Students will complain regardless, but the types of attacks are more personal against the women.”Male professors who offer challenging courses are seen as intelligent, but female professors who do the same are viewed as incompetent teachers who don’t adequately prepare their classes, Patricoski said.“People are so quick to assume that the teacher is incompetent when she’s a woman,” Pho said. “It makes me feel discouraged and I think it affects anyone who is thinking about becoming a professor.”Part of the problem is that even when there are larger numbers of women in the science fields, they often remain at lower level positions, Snow said.“Way too many women do not stay in science to reach positions of authority where they can impact policy,” Snow said. “In too many cases, women in the STEM fields are in worker bee positions. They do all the work but get little of the credit.” Bridging the Gap To increase the number of women in STEM, more girls need to be exposed to the fields at an early age, said Becky Bittle, assistant professor of professional practice in College of Science and Engineering at TCU.“If you don’t know it exists, why would you even think about it?” Bittle said. “If you didn’t know there was such a thing as brain surgery would you think about going to be a brain surgeon? Probably not.”Many younger students assume STEM fields involve isolation and boring number crunching, but Sergio Flores, an engineering teacher at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, said he tries to show his students that STEM fields can be exciting.Flores takes his students on field trips to see engineers at work at companies such as Lockheed Martin, Toshiba and Bell Helicopter.“When we take them on field trips, it actually gets them excited to want to go do these jobs,” he said. “They aspire to be engineers or something in STEM.”Giving young women this kind of hands-on experience is one possible way to increase gender parity in STEM fields, Snow said.“It’s criminal in my eyes that such a vibrant area of study, as scientific discovery gets a bad rap from those who insist on making it boring and irrelevant,” she said. “Science is awesome and for many, once they get to see it in action, they become hooked.”Even though parity has not yet been reached, women are becoming more highly sought after in STEM fields, Bittle said.“Everyone is starting to see the value of having all of those points of view and they’re starting to see the different skillsets that people can bring,” Bittle said.A number of scholarships, fellowships and grants are being offered to encourage women to pursue these degrees, according to U.S. News.Although she sometimes feels intimidated by the number of successful males in the field, Yates said, female role models and peers motivate her to continue pursuing a degree in biology. “There are those few women in the department and I want to be just like them,” Yates said. “They seem just as smart as the men.”Yates, who said she was inspired by the crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, interned at Cameron Park Zoo this summer. (Photo courtesy of Jessie Yates.)Having a network of support that included both men and women helped Snow continue to pursue her career in science.Finding supportive role models and mentors is especially important for young women entering a STEM field, she said.Patricoski said her biggest role model was a male neurosurgeon whom she worked with over the summer. Patricoski said the doctor never doubted her potential for success or treated her differently because she was a female.“He never saw a gender difference,” she said. “He saw no gap.”For Patricoski, a passion to help people and the desire to prove herself encourages her each day to ignore the biases she faces and continue on the path to medical school.“I have the work ethic and intelligence to do it,” she said. “Even if it’s just one woman at a time, it closes the gap.” Rising number of students reporting mental health issues Twitterlast_img read more

Pasadena Resident to be Honored by LA Master Chorale

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it It will be an unforgettable evening of music, glamour and heartfelt tributes when the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) honors Pasadena resident President & CEO Terry Knowles, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season after 15 years of visionary leadership, at its annual gala celebration, “LAMC Gala 2015,” on Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.A highly regarded arts luminary noted for her key role in bringing the chorus to national prominence, Knowles has led the organization since 2000 through the most phenomenal growth period in its 50-year history. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams is the Honorary Gala Chair. The event features champagne and hors d’oeuvres in Disney Hall’s dramatic lobby, a remarkable private performance by the Chorale conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon on stage, a gourmet dinner by Patina in PB Hall, the LAMC’s signature “Surround Sing,” during which Chorale singers encircle gala patrons and shower them in glorious song, irresistible auction items, and dancing to the music of Wayne Foster Entertainment. BNY Mellon is Gala Benefactor. Kiki Ramos Gindler and LAMC Board Chair David Gindler are Platinum Gala Patrons. Gala proceeds help support LAMC’s artistic and education programs throughout the year.“Under Terry’s exceptional and visionary leadership, the Los Angeles Master Chorale has become one of the world’s preeminent professional choirs, enjoying unsurpassed artistic expansion, remarkable fiscal growth, robust community partnerships and a stellar international reputation,” states David Gindler. “We are extremely grateful to her for the incredible impact she has had on the Chorale as well as on the city of Los Angeles and the choral community at large. There is no stronger advocate for choral music than Terry, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale has benefited beyond measure from her unwavering support, shrewd management and deeply felt passion. Through her work, she has touched the lives of so many people, and her legacy will endure long after she steps down.”The Gala Committee includes Co-Chairs Annette Ermshar, Ph.D., and Kiki Ramos Gindler, as well as Raymundo Baltazar, Agnes Lew, Marian Niles, Wendy Pylko, Sonia Randazzo and Jann Williams.Highlights during Knowles’ remarkable tenure with the Chorale include facilitating the choir’s transition to Walt Disney Concert Hall, increasing the Chorale’s operating budget by more than 80% to $5.4 million, and expanding its season and institutional profile significantly while working closely with Artistic Director Grant Gershon to help realize his artistic vision for the past 15 seasons.She has also overseen ambitious commissioning projects, tours to Europe, New York and the Midwest, the release of six commercial CDs, a recording partnership with Decca Classics, the Chorale’s expanded relationship with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other leading Southland music organizations, and the launch of the “Voices Within” education outreach program, inspiring the next generation of composers, singers and music lovers. Under Knowles’ management, the Chorale has twice received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming – in 2003 and 2010 – as well as Chorus America’s prestigious 2012 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation’s highest choral music award.LAMC Gala 2015 tickets start at $650 per person with tables for 10 patrons starting at $6,000. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles. For gala information or to purchase tickets, please call (213) 972-3162 or visit www.lamc.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Benefits Pasadena Resident to be Honored by LA Master Chorale From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 11:58 am Your email address will not be published. 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722,000 watch Daniel and Majella on ‘Room to Improve’

first_img By News Highland – February 19, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 722,000 watch Daniel and Majella on ‘Room to Improve’ WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Last night’s Room To Improve on RTE1 which featured Daniel and Majella O’Donnell was watched by 722 thousand people.The revamp of the couple’s West Donegal home made the episode the top programme of the year so far.It was also the highest performing show in the history of the series.Meanwhile, Majella says she’s really happy with the reaction he programme received, but there was some tension when their budget of € 200,000 almost doubled.Majella says she was keeping an eye on twitter while the programme was on………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/11odonnell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleEnquiries continue for man who escaped Garda custody last monthNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 19th February News Highland Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Students share patriotism in mural

first_imgLatest Stories Smith said the mural project was one her students had looked forward to for some time.“It was a group effort,” she said. “Usually artwork is individualized but this was a group effort. They all worked together.”Smith thanked Post 70 for providing breakfast for them on Saturday morning and said pancakes will even get young people out of bed and ready to work.“The students even sang patriotic songs as they painted,” she said. Students share patriotism in mural Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like BBA: Spring Fest will become annual event Photo/Jaine Treadwell A dog contest was just part of the fun offered at the inaugural Spring Fest in Brundidge this… read more By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Print Article Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author A large group of community and school officials joined American Legion Post 70 members at the dedication Wednesday of the patriotic mural that was painted by Charles Henderson High School art students on the wall of American Legion Post 70 in Troy. Art students who attended were Alison LeCroy, Kaitlin Garrett, Keaira Foster, Joseph Reed, Douglas Curtis, Nikk Nasca and Deangelo Mahone. (Photo/Jaine Treadwell)A dedication service was held for the patriotic mural on the outside wall of American Legion Post 70 in Troy on Wednesday afternoon.Post Commander Bob McLendon addressed the gathering and said it took a talented group of art students to accomplish what had been talked about for a long time.“This is an exciting day, for us,” McLendon said. “We talked about a mural for along time but never got it done until now.” Published 6:21 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I like for my students to be involved with organizations as great as this one and to be a part of the downtown revitalization effort.”American Legion Post 70 presented a check in the amount of $500 to Smith to be used in the CHHS art program.Smith expressed appreciation for the donation and said there are always things the art department needs. “Right now we only have one computer and I also teach graphic design and photography,” she said. “This will help to purchase another computer and may also be used for the travel abroad program that is offered each year.”Students who contributed to the patriotic mural are Alison LeCroy, Kaitlin Garrett, Keaira Foster, Joseph Reed, Douglas Curtis, Nikk Nasca, Deangelo Mahone, Molly Kate McGowin, Brooke Byrd and Brittni Weeks. On behalf of Post 70, Jack Norton expressed appreciation to the Charles Henderson High School art students and their teacher Pam Smith for an outstanding job.Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford echoed Norton’s words of praise for the job “well done.”“I love their design choice for the mural,” Lunsford said. “It’s more than a pretty picture. It represents what I feel and what I think most of the people in our country feel. It really says something that makes you feel good inside.” Book Nook to reopen Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Louisville mayor names new interim police chief amid months of unrest

first_imgABC NewsBY: EMILY SHAPIRO(LOUISVILLE) — A new interim police chief was named in Louisville, Kentucky, on Monday amid months of unrest in the city.The new interim chief, Yvette Gentry, is a former member of the Louisville Police Department who brings the “strong community relationships” needed to lead until a permanent chief is named, Mayor Greg Fischer said.Fischer said the city is hoping to name a permanent chief by end of the year. Robert Schroeder, who became interim police chief in June, is retiring. Gentry will start work on Sept. 14, working with Schroeder until he retires on Oct. 1.Gentry, who was named deputy chief of the Louisville Police Department in 2011 before leaving in 2014, said she’s not applied for the permanent chief job.She has served in the mayor’s administration and most recently worked at Metro United Way, a social services organization in Louisville.“I am a leader and I know how to lead. I know this city. I love this city,” Gentry said at a news conference Monday.Gentry said she wants the next chief to not be “rushed” into the role.Gentry, who is Black, said, “I served 20-something years willing to die for a city that wouldn’t even make my son feel welcome.”Louisville has endured months of chaos following the March death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot dead by police while in her Louisville home. No officers have been charged in connection to her death.“We gotta ask ourself: if Breonna Taylor’s name came across an application in this city, would she get an interview?” Gentry said. “[On a] board of influencers and decision-makers … does anybody look like her?”David McAtee, a Black man who owned a Louisville barbecue restaurant, was shot dead by the National Guard while police converged on the scene of protests on June 1.Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was fired after it was announced there was no body camera footage available of McAtee’s shooting.Before McAtee was shot, Conrad said he was planning to retire at the end of June after facing immense pressure following Taylor’s death.The city’s protests stretched into this weekend, when far-right activists and those calling for justice for Taylor descended on Louisville during the Kentucky Derby.Asked if it was important to hire a Black woman as interim chief, the mayor said at Monday’s news conference that it was “important we had someone that understood the department and [has] outside perspective, as well.”Fischer said Gentry was selected because officials “wanted somebody right now that would represent some independence of viewpoint.”“The fact that she is a trailblazer [with] regard to gender and race sends a strong message to the community,” Fischer continued.To Louisville residents, Gentry said, “I know you don’t expect perfection … I believe you expect honesty and I’ll give you that.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

NoMad Hotel heads back to the auction block

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateforeclosuresHotel Market Email Address* Ron Burkle and Andrew Zobler with The NoMad New York. (Google Maps, Getty)The owners of the NoMad Hotel — who shelled out big bucks a few years ago to avoid foreclosure at the 11th hour — have their backs up the wall once again.Billionaire investor Ron Burkle and hotelier Andrew Zobler are facing a foreclosure on their equity in the trendy hotel at 1170 Broadway, according to a notice for the UCC foreclosure auction.Lenders Ohana Real Estate Investors and Ellington Management Group, which hold $102.5 million in mezzanine debt on the hotel, have scheduled the auction for June 30.Zobler’s Sydell Group and Ellington Management declined to comment. Representatives for Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies and Ohana Real Estate could not be immediately reached for comment.The NoMad management reportedly told staff in March that it planned to shut the hotel for renovations beginning April 2.ADVERTISEMENTThis is the second time that Burkle and Zobler have faced foreclosure on the property, which they control via a ground lease.In 2019, lender Colony Capital filed to foreclose on its equity interest in the hotel. Burkle and Zobler put aside their ongoing feud to save the hotel, with Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies agreeing to buy back the $40 million mezzanine debt from Colony Capital.JLL is handling marketing for the UCC foreclosure.Contact Rich Bockmann Full Name*center_img Tags Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more