BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) HY2013 Interim Report


first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online


first_img  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Onlinelast_img read more

USDA Extends Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Applications


first_img Facebook Twitter The program emphasizes conservation performance — producers earn higher payments for higher performance. In CSP, producers install conservation enhancements to make positive changes in soil quality, soil erosion, water quality, water quantity, air quality, plant resources, animal resources and energy use. SHARE SHARE A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types.Learn more about CSP by visiting the NRCS website or any local USDA service center. Facebook Twitter Weller said today’s announcement is another example of USDA’s comprehensive focus on promoting environmental conservation and strengthening the rural economy, and it is a reminder that a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is pivotal to continue these efforts. CSP is now in its fifth year and so far, NRCS has partnered with producers to enroll more than 59 million acres across the nation. By Gary Truitt – Jan 7, 2014 Eligible landowners and operators in all states and territories can enroll in CSP through Feb. 7 to be eligible during fiscal 2014. While local NRCS offices accept CSP applications year round, NRCS evaluates applications during announced ranking periods. To be eligible for this year’s enrollment, producers must have their applications submitted to NRCS by the closing date. USDA Extends Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Applications  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has extended the deadline for new enrollments in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for fiscal year 2014. Producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS through Feb. 7, 2014.  “Extending the enrollment deadline will make it possible for more farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to apply for this important Farm Bill conservation program,” NRCS Chief Jason Weller said. “Through their conservation actions, these good stewards are ensuring that their operations are more productive and sustainable over the long run and CSP can help them take their operations to the next level of natural resource management.” Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Extends Deadline for Conservation Stewardship Applications Previous articleU.S. Soy Exports Hit Record for Value in 2013Next articleNFU Disappointed in EPA’s Proposed 2014 RFS Targets Gary Truittlast_img read more

No bail for Derryman accussed of involvement in Strand Road bomb


first_imgNews Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ By News Highland – September 18, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleHSE must employ more nurses in Letterkenny after INMO wins caseNext articleDerry Judge expresses astonishment that cannabis seeds can be legally sold News Highland Pinterest Twitter Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterestcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp A man accused of possessing a “terrorist arsenal” following a bomb attack on Strand Road PSNI station in Derry last month has been refused bail in the High Court in Belfast.Thomas Christopher Nash from Iveagh Park in Derry is charged with possessing a rifle with intent, having eight rounds of ammunition, 33 rounds of Magnum ammunition, and 100 rounds of Luger ammunition.The 53 year old is also accused of possessing a CS spray canister, an imitation AK47 rifle and fake handgun. He denies the offences. No bail for Derryman accussed of involvement in Strand Road bomb NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

Second Covid Wave: Telangana High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode On Rotation Basis


first_imgNews UpdatesSecond Covid Wave: Telangana High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode On Rotation Basis Nupur Thapliyal15 April 2021 8:47 AMShare This – xIn view of the surge in increasing covid 19 cases, the Telangana High Court on Thursday modified its earlier SOP by deciding that all the benches will hear the cases virtually with immediate effect instead of continuing with hybrid mode of hearings. The said procedure will be followed on rotational basis by the division as well as the single benches of the High Court. The notification…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn view of the surge in increasing covid 19 cases, the Telangana High Court on Thursday modified its earlier SOP by deciding that all the benches will hear the cases virtually with immediate effect instead of continuing with hybrid mode of hearings. The said procedure will be followed on rotational basis by the division as well as the single benches of the High Court. The notification dated 15.04.2021 issued by the Registrar General of the Telangana High Court reads thus: “Considering the current pandemic situation of covid-19, in partial modification of the SOP in the reference 1st cited, and in super session of the Notification in the reference 2nd cited, the High Court has decided to conduct the hearing of cases by all the Benches virtually with immediate effect, instead of continuing the present practice of physical as well as virtual hearing of the cases in the High Court on rotation basis by the Division Benches and Single Benches.” The High Court had in February decided to resume physical hearings along with virtual hearing on a rotation basis. The said decision was taken keeping in view of the then situation of considerable decline in Corona cases, latest guidelines of Government of India and the State Government relaxing the COVID-19 restrictions and after due deliberations with all the stakeholders including the High Court Advocates Association. Click Here To Read NoticeNext Storylast_img read more

Management at RAP have yet to receive details of ballot


first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – September 13, 2018 Previous articleEmergency services struggling to navigate road works – GlackinNext articleFunding allocated for works at Royal & Prior, Raphoe News Highland Google+ Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Management at the Rapid Action Packaging Factory in Gweedore claim they have yet to receive full details from SIPTU of a ballot held in August in which union members voted in favour of staging a 16 hour work stoppage later this month.In a statement issued today, RAP say they are to write to the trade union calling for further clarification on the details of the ballot including; the exact wording of the ballot and the number of votes cast.They also claim that employees who are members of SIPTU have informed management that these details have also not been shared with union members.A ballot was held last month during which union members voted in favour of industrial action in response to the company not recognising a Labour Court Reccomendation.Management say the welfare of its employees is of the utmost importance and that an Employee Forum is in place however, to date, no complaints or issues have been brought to the attention of the company concerning any issues outlined by SIPTU.According to management the company has no objection with employees joining a union and say on a number of occassions they have engaged in discussions with the trade union and employees.In front of the Labour Court, SIPTU outlined that RAP are an excellent employer providing valuable employment in the area and that they had no issues with the company other than union recognition.RAP is calling on SIPTU to provide further clarification on the details of the ballot.They say it is their hope and belief that this matter can be resolved through open and transparent dialogue.Statement in Full:On 7 September 2018 RA Pacaisti Teo was notified that some of the company’s employees are to engage in a 16-hour work stoppage on 24 September 2018 following a ballot that was held on 17 August 2018. SITPU informed RA Pacaisti that this ballot was being held to consider strike action due to the company not officially recognising SIPTU following a non-binding recommendation from the Labour Court on 24 May 2018. The management of RA Pacaisti was disappointed to learn about the proposed industrial action as the welfare of its employees is of the utmost importance and it has always been committed to working with its employees to ensure they feel valued and represented.It should be noted that RA Pacaisti has no objection with employees joining a union, that we have sat down with Employees and SIPTU on a number of occasions in the past and to suggest otherwise would be incorrect.RA Pacaisti Teo has yet to receive from SIPTU full details of the ballot including: the number of RA Pacaisti Teo employees that are members of SIPTU; the exact wording of what SIPTU asked its members to vote on; the number of votes cast; and the number of votes for and against each SIPTU question. Management has been informed by employees who are members of SIPTU that these details have also not been shared with union members.RA Pacaisti Teo has in place an Employee Forum in which a range of employees participate, some of which are also SIPTU members. During these forums staff are encouraged to raise any issues or concerns they may have. To date, no complaints or issues have been brought to the attention of the company concerning any issues inferred by SIPTU in recent media reports. The company is also heartened by the number of its employees who have made it known to the company that they do not support the strike action or the wider actions of SIPTU.This Employee Forum is aiding RA Pacaisti Teo to develop and further transform its workplace from a very good working environment to be a great place to work, which is the ultimate goal of the company. In front of the Labour Court, SIPTU outlined that RA Pacaisti Teo are an excellent employer providing valuable employment in the area and that they had no issues with the company other than union recognition. It is worth noting that over the past 20 years the company has not had to attend the Labour Court for any other matter.Speaking today RA Pacaisti Teo’s Operations Director John McDermott said, “We have been in operation in Gweedore since 1998 growing from 4 employees to over 225. We have recently added a second manufacturing facility on the same industrial estate in Gweedore and we have further plans for expansion. We attribute much of our success to our hardworking, loyal, dedicated and talented staff. As a large employer in Gweedore, we are proud of what we have all achieved to date. We value our staff highly and are committed to operating at all times in the best interests of our employees and our customers.”RA Pacaisti Teo is currently in the process of writing to SIPTU for further clarification on the details of the ballot mentioned above. It is the company’s hope and belief that this matter can be resolved through open and transparent dialogue with its employees. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Management at RAP have yet to receive details of ballot DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+last_img read more

38 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed


first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Wednesday April 15thNext articleMitchell McLaughlin zwift ride in aid of LUH News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, Consultant Psychiatrist and HSE Integrated Care Lead, said; “There are still concerning reports that attendance to emergency departments is unusually low. This concerns us.“Everyone should continue to seek medical intervention if concerned about their health. Do not ignore symptoms of illness because of fear of contracting COVID-19 or fear of imposition on healthcare staff. The health service is there for everyone and all medical concerns.”Department of Health’s COVID-19 Information Dashboard; providing latest case information. A further 38 people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic, brining the total number of deaths to 444.657 new cases of the virus have also been confirmed, along with 411 back from a German lab.The total number of confirmed cases here now stands at 12,547.An extra 32 cases have been confirmed in Donegal, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 296.*****************************The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that 38 people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Ireland have died.·        29 deaths located in the east, 6 in the west, 3 in the south of the country·        the people included 22 males and 16 females·        the median age of today’s reported deaths is 84·        28 people were reported as having underlying health conditionsThere have now been 444 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of 1pm Wednesday 15th April, the HPSC has been notified of the following cases;·        An additional 657 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by Irish laboratories·        An additional 411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by a laboratory in GermanyWith the latest figures from Germany included, there are now a total of 12,547 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Monday 13th April (11,261 cases), reveals:·        55% are female and 45% are male, with 413 clusters involving 2,244 cases·        the median age of confirmed cases is 48 years·        1,968 cases (18%) have been hospitalised·        Of those hospitalised, 280 cases have been admitted to ICU·        2,872 cases are associated with healthcare workers·        Dublin has the highest number of cases at 5,850 (52% of all cases) followed by Cork with 829 cases (7%)·        Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 52%, close contact accounts for 42%, travel abroad accounts for 6%Dr. Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: “We are continuing to monitor the course of this disease across a range of indicators – not only in the number of confirmed cases and deaths reported but also through hospital and ICU admissions, clusters and patterns of transmission.“While a number of these parameters are going in a positive direction, it is clear that we need to keep going in our efforts, on an individual level, to limit the spread of this virus.”  Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “The World Health Organisation yesterday published its COVID-19 strategy update.“This strategy re-emphasises the need for comprehensive public health measures to slow the spread of the virus, with additional capacity to respond rapidly to sporadic cases and clusters when they occur.” Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp 38 more Covid-19 deaths confirmed Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – April 15, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Woolworth Building’s $79M “pinnacle” returns in challenging market


first_imgFor more than a year, the developer worked with architects Thierry Despont and David Hotson to illustrate how the space could be designed for functionality. While the unit will be offered as a white box so a buyer can customize it, renderings produced by Despont and Hotson show how spiral staircases, built-in bookshelves and walls of oddly shaped windows could feel livable.To Compass’ Vickey Barron, that was a smart move. “Now that it’s priced where it is and the market seems to be picking up and people are wanting to have assets and not their money sitting liquid, there’s a good opportunity for them to capture that buyer,” Barron said.Barron, who worked on Walker Tower’s record-setting penthouse sale in 2014, speculated that a buyer would likely be someone with a deep appreciation for architecture and a desire to put their own stamp on the property.“You can’t really guess what that end user’s going to want, and there’s nothing worse than to have them rip it out after it was just put in,” Barron said.But Compass broker Clayton Orrigo — who has marketed similar high-end properties, including a $50 million penthouse at 56 Leonard Street — called the white box concept “problematic.”“A lot of people, now more than ever, lack patience,” said Orrigo. “People during the pandemic realized that having the home of your dreams today is more valuable than having it tomorrow.”Richard Steinberg, a broker at Douglas Elliman, was more blunt. “I just don’t think people are going to want to do a project like this,” he said. “I don’t see it, I just don’t.”He expects a buyer would be someone looking for a second (or third, or fourth) home: “A billionaire who wants it as a pied-á-terre and at that point may want to undergo the two-year renovation, [and] doesn’t really care because it’s not their primary residence.”As more people are vaccinated and travel restrictions loosen up, Orrigo has seen more potential buyers queue up to see trophy listings in person. He imagines the same will happen with this property.“The reality is, there’s only so many buyers for this,” Orrigo said. “It’s a lot of international buyers who would buy these trophy assets, and most of these international buyers have not been able to come here in a year. … It’s hard to pull the trigger and transact on an asset of that size without seeing it in person.”Stan Ponte of Sotheby’s International Realty, who is marketing the penthouse, argues that the Pinnacle isn’t an ordinary apartment; it’s a “piece of art” that will be more attractive in a post-Covid world.Ponte thinks the property can attract a “leader of an industry, someone who has made their mark on the world, and who wants to bring their mark to New York City,” he added. “There’s a lot of energy around that, locally, nationally and internationally.”Contact Cordilia James alchemy propertiesLuxury Listings NYCNYC Luxury MarketResidential Real Estate Full Name* Email Address* Message* Alchemy Properties president Ken Horn and The Pinnacle at the Woolworth Building (Alchemy, iStock) Since 2015, the trophy penthouse atop the Woolworth Building has quietly waited for the right buyer to come along. It’s gotten one substantial discount — from $110 million to $79 million — and recently re-listed at that eye-popping price tag late last month.But in the pandemic-hammered luxury real estate market, one might wonder: Is there a taker out there for this apartment?The 9,680-square-foot penthouse — dubbed “The Pinnacle” — occupies the top five floors of the landmark skyscraper’s neo-Gothic crown, with 24-foot ceilings, 125 windows and a private 408-square-foot observatory terrace that takes up the 58th floor.Ken Horn, the president of developer Alchemy Properties, says the firm decided to bring the penthouse back to market now as Covid-19 restrictions have lessened and more units within the building are finding buyers. Horn said that the development is now more than 75 percent sold, although some of its units have been selling at substantial discounts.“We always knew that a buyer who is going to come in and execute on the purchase of this unit really wants to see that the building was a success,” Horn said.The apartment’s unique layout has also made marketing it a challenge.“What you have here doesn’t exist anywhere else,” said Horn. “It doesn’t exist anywhere in New York, where you’re on the top of a building … you literally have a castle which is now raw space. How does one live in it?”Read moreHamptons estate asking $145M under contract, may set recordSocialite relists UES co-op for $45MBuyer revealed for Vincent Viola’s massive UES townhouse Share via Shortlink Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Comparison of elevation change detection methods from ICESat altimetry over the Greenland Ice Sheet


first_imgEstimation of the surface elevation change of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) is essential for understanding its response to recent and future climate change. Laser measurements from the NASA’s Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) created altimetric surveys of GrIS surface elevations over the 2003-2009 operational period of the mission. This paper compares four change detection methods using Release 634 ICESat laser altimetry data: repeat tracks (RTs), crossovers (XOs), overlapping footprints (OFPs), and triangulated irregular networks (TINs). All four methods begin with a consistently edited data set and yield estimates of volumetric loss of ice from the GrIS ranging from -193 to -269 km³/yr. Using a uniform approach for quantifying uncertainties, we find that volume change rates at the drainage system scale from the four methods can be reconciled within 1-σ uncertainties in just 5 of 19 drainage systems. Ice-sheet-wide volume change estimates from the four methods cannot be reconciled within 1-σ uncertainties. Our volume change estimates lie within the range of previously published estimates, highlighting that the choice of method plays a dominant role in the scatter of volume change estimates. We find that for much of the GrIS, the OFP and TIN methods yield the lowest volume change uncertainties because of their superior spatial distribution of elevation change rate estimates. However, the RT and XO methods offer inherent advantages, and the future work to combine the elevation change detection methods to produce better estimates is warranted.last_img read more

Vanderburgh Confinement Officer Receives Award From Indiana Sheriffs’ Association


first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Sheriff Dave Wedding, Chief Deputy John Strange and Confinement Sergeant Dave Guetling attended the 86th annual Indiana Sheriffs’ Association (ISA) Training Conference in Indianapolis this past weekend.Confinement Sergeant Dave Guetling received the ISA’s Correctional Officer of the Year Award. Sergeant Guetling was nominated for this award by his supervisors and peers at the Vanderburgh County Jail. The award was presented to Sgt. Guetling by Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding and Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa, current ISA president.Sheriff Wedding was elected by the ISA Board of Directors to serve as the 2nd Vice President for 2017 and Chief Strange was re-appointed to the Board by ISA President Sheriff Jeff Cappa.This year’s featured speakers were John Thompson, Executive Director of the National Sheriffs’ Association, Col. Danny McKnight, US Army (ret.), who spoke on leadership and of the United States’ mission in Task Force Ranger (commonly known as the Black Hawk Down) mission, and Phil Chalmers, a leading researcher and expert on teen killers and how society teaches our kids to kill.A special table was left vacant, except for vases and a single, brown campaign hat, which was set to honor all Indiana sheriffs and deputy sheriffs that have died in the line of duty since the inception of our state. A member of the ISA Honor Guard placed a rose on one of several vases on the table as the names of those sheriffs and deputies were called. The names included that of Vanderburgh County Special Deputy William Engle, who was killed while transporting a prisoner to stand trial in 1919.Pictured above (left to right): Sheriff Dave Wedding, Sgt. Dave Guetling, Sheriff Jeff CappaPictured above (left to right): Chief Deputy John Strange, Sheriff Dave Weddinglast_img read more