whatsapp KCS-content Share JOHN Cridland is expected to be named the new director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today, according to Sky News.The CBI confirmed it would be announcing its new director general this lunchtime but refused to say who had taken the top job. However, Cridland is the current deputy director general and has applied for the role previously having been passed over five years ago in favour of Richard Lambert.Cridland is thought to have impressed Helen Alexander, the CBI president, and the regional chairmen’s committee which also has a say in the appointment.Assuming Cridland’s appointment is announced today he will take up his post early next year. A number of issues he could find himself dealing with are the coalition government’s policy on immigration as well as reforms to corporation tax. Sunday 14 November 2010 11:27 pm Cridland to be CBI chief whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 24th January 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Regions: Europe LATAM US Central and Eastern Europe Nordics Southern Europe Western Europe Switzerland Sweden Italy Malta Spain France Portugal Argentina Colombia Horse racing Sportnco, the B2B arm of French betting operator France Pari Group, will look to further expand its presence in Europe as well as move into US and Latin American markets after posting a 35% increase in revenue for 2018.The operator generated fees and royalties of €5.4m (£4.7m/$6.1m) from its B2B sportsbook solution, daily fantasy sports product and player account management system over the year.Currently licensed in Belgium, France, Malta and Spain, it launched three new clients during the year, taking the total number of customers to 18. This included the launch of its daily fantasy product with French betting and gaming giant Pari-Mutuel Urbain.However Sportnco credited the year’s growth to a strong performance in the Spanish market, which it expects to become its largest territory in terms of customers by the end of 2019. It is to power a dot.es offering for Italian operator Sisal, in what will be the operator’s first move beyond its native market.The supplier will also look to expand its client base by moving into the regulated Swedish and Portuguese markets, with the certification process of its sports betting solution already underway in each.It is also looking to move into Italy and Switzerland, as well as looking further afield, with plans to enter US states were sports betting is permitted, the Colombian iGaming market, and certain Argentinean states. Sportnco, the B2B arm of French betting operator France Pari Group, will look to further expand its presence in Europe as well as move into US and Latin American markets after posting a 35% increase in revenue for 2018. Sportnco targets US and LatAm after 2018 revenue grows
Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Linkage Assurance Plc (LINKAS.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLinkage Assurance Plc is a non-life insurance business in Nigeria licensed to underwrite numerous insurance classes including business, marine and motor insurance. Business insurance classes include automobiles, property, general accident, liability group, compulsory insurances, oil and gas, marine and aviation and engineering. Retail and direct insurance includes motor plans, estate insurance plans, citadel shield plans, shop comprehensive plans and event insurance. Linkage Assurance Plc merged with Central Insurance Company Limited in 2007 as part of the recapitilisation and consolidation reforms of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Linkage Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CBZ Holdings Limited (CBZ.zw) 2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCBZ Bank Limited is a commercial bank in Zimbabwe; and licensed by the national banking regulator, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. CBZ Bank was founded in 1991 when the Zimbabwe government took control of the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce. The government assumed a 100% ownership, but this has been diluted through privatisation and its listing on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in 1998. CBZ Bank is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed financial services group CBZ Holdings and offers the full spectrum of financial services; from retail and commercial banking to treasury services, group investment banking and asset management, short- and long-term insurance, security trading and property investments. CBZ Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
These 3 dividend-paying small-caps are on sale! I’d buy them for my ISA today Investors looking to grab big value and some chunky dividends need to pay Trifast (LSE: TRI) close attention. You might not have heard of the small-cap before, but its products are essential in keeping the world turning. It provides screws, bolts and other sorts of fastenings essential in the production lines of the automotive, electronics and domestic appliance industries.Trifast generates the lion’s share of its profits from Europe and Asia, and it has a wide global footprint to effectively service the needs of its customers. 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I’m particularly encouraged by the tremendous sales potential in its Asia Pacific territory, a region in which it’s invested heavily in its sales and manufacturing processes over the past decade.The sausage casings maker stands to gain from exploding meat consumption on the continent in the coming decades. A report from consultancy Asia Research & Engagement suggests that, thanks to “growing wealth and urbanisation rates,” meat and seafood consumption in Asia Pacific will balloon by 33% by 2030, and by a stunning 78% by the middle of the century.Today, Devro trades on a forward P/E ratio of 11 times. It carries a mighty dividend yield of around 5.5% too. I reckon it’s worthy of serious attention from value chasers.Farming starRising population levels along with those increasing personal incomes bode well for Devro. And the same can be said for Carr’s Group, a manufacturer of animal feed in Europe and the US. 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Project gallerySee allShow lessCasa R / Orma ArchitetturaSelected ProjectsPovo House / Contaminar ArquitetosSelected Projects Share The Nest / Porky Hefer Design Year: “COPY” Namibia CopyLodging, Houses•Namibia The Nest / Porky Hefer DesignSave this projectSaveThe Nest / Porky Hefer DesignSave this picture!© Katinka Bester+ 49Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects ArchDaily Photographs: Katinka BesterArchitect In Charge:Porky Hefer DesignClient:Swen BachranInteriors:Yelda Bayraktar, Maybe CorpaciCountry:NamibiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Katinka BesterRecommended ProductsCarpetsLonghiRug – CloudsCarpetsCaneplex DesignHandmade Bamboo MatsWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. I was convinced that my smaller nests were bigger than a chair or a design piece. It was about vernacular architecture being the solution to building. Using local materials sourced locally employing local people with local skills. I designed these camps with nests all over them and then I tried the idea for 3 years changing forms and materials according to the locations I was pitching them. But people didn’t really get it and preferred 4 walls and a roof. One answer from a reputable safari group was “we had a bad year last year so we are going to do exactly the same as we did last year.” But I kept on trucking.Save this picture!© Katinka BesterSave this picture!Main Lodge SketchSave this picture!© Katinka BesterI finally met the client Swen Bachran a German Namibian. He called me one day and said he was going to Namibia to look at some land. My wife and I accompanied him to the potential farm. It was here I managed to spend some quality time with the sociable weavers nest. The negotiations for the farm seemed to be going well so I proposed the idea of a dwelling that was based on the sociable weavers nest He kind of liked the idea but I still had to prove it and get someone to build it.Save this picture!© Katinka BesterThe design was hand drawn. It started with simple sketches of smaller units but grew and grew into the three story, 4 bedroom/bathroom structure that stands today. We did no 3D drawings on computer all was done by hand every last detail was first sketch then approved by Swen then built. Great care was taken to ensure that the building would blend into the landscape rather than dominate it. The shapes of the surrounding mountains, the texture of the materials, the layers of rock and the colours of the site were all taken into consideration and all help make it fit into the site so well.Save this picture!© Katinka BesterMost of the structure consists of a skeleton of hand bent steel bar that’s thatched with reed sustainably harvested in Northern Namibia. The stone used is granite from the site to emulate the bark of the camelthorn tree which is abundant in the area, we layed the rocks vertically rather than horizontally . The bricks were hand made on site with local stones and river sand. The wood is locally sourced Kiaat and Rhodesian teak. Distance and location were major factors, and its only reachable by dirt road, the last 28 requiring 4×4 or a tractor. With the first town being 125km away and a city 400km. Save this picture!© Katinka BesterI incorporated some of the genius of the sociable weavers building skills which help in such an extreme environment. There is a gap between the inner and outer walls and this increases and decreases according to how much insulation is needed in the various sections. The living area is very big and helps keep cool in the very hot days, in winter the smaller bedrooms retain the heat of the day for the colder nights. Both the outer and inner walls are of thatch, so you are cocooned in it creating a very unique environment. Most of it is raised of the ground so the wind rushing under the building helps cool the structure. Hot air can also be directed up and out of the structure. Save this picture!© Katinka BesterSwen was an amazing client with incredible trust to take on the project, to actually go through with it and then get consumed by it. It was an organic process that lasted 5 years to build. Save this picture!© Katinka BesterI initially designed the interiors with my wife Yelda Bayraktar. The idea was to have most of the furniture built in, much like a nest would be. This would then be accented by a few great pieces that bring in the modernism. The perfect example of this is the sunken lounge which has become the heart of the nest where everyone congregates. The interiors were taken to completion by Maybe Corpaci. The swimming pool is placed where there was originally a group Zebra dust baths, a nod to their existence and co habitation of the area. Save this picture!© Katinka BesterSave this picture!Main Lodge SketchSave this picture!© Katinka BesterThe animals have become quickly accustomed to the structure and the life that exists in and around it. The Zebras have been known to join guests at the outdoor movie theater to enjoy the odd movie. They are particularly fond of Madagascar. And surprisingly the local troop of baboons have resorted to observing with interest rather than destroying out of curiosity which is their normal behavior.Save this picture!© Katinka BesterIt is totally off the grid with its own water supply and a complex solar and battery power unit. It’s a combination of the very hand made and vernacular architecture using the latest green technologies to make it possible and comfortable. Unfortunately there is cellphone.The Nest @ Sossusis available on an exclusive use basis only for groups of 4 to 7 people. Bookings for The Nest @ Sossus can be made through Bespoke Safari Co. ([email protected]) Lodging “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942024/the-nest-porky-hefer-design Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/942024/the-nest-porky-hefer-design Clipboard Photographs 2018 Architects: Porky Hefer Design Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officePorky Hefer DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureLodgingResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNamibiaPublished on June 22, 2020Cite: “The Nest / Porky Hefer Design” 22 Jun 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Facebook Twitter Lean Times in Ag Call for Determined Negotiating Previous articleSyngenta CEO Open to Merger and Acquisition DiscussionsNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Lean Times in Ag Call for Determined Negotiating Negotiate cash rentsThe squeeze is on for farmers. They’re trying every way possible to trim the fat with the continued drag on commodity prices, and a Purdue specialist says farmers who don’t like to negotiate will need to work at it anyway, especially when it comes to the ground they rent. Gerry Harrison is a professor of agricultural economics.“One of the problems with leases with land owners is they get it to a level and they don’t want to back it down even though the economics for the farmer is not there anymore. The farmers from current rents are going to be losing money or just working very cheap and burning up their capital. They’re not going to be able to cover their depreciation or their use of their machines, and the question becomes how long can an operator do that?In order to stay in the game he says negotiate the rates you pay. And stay with it until you get a rate that works.“As an example, just a few years ago my niece and her husband are big farmers in southern Wisconsin and a piece of property came up for rent right between everything they were renting. He went on for weeks visiting with that landlady trying to get the number she wanted and he finally did. He tried every trick in the game to find out what she wanted but she wouldn’t tell him. She just said give me another bid. You’ve got to compete nowadays.”Negotiation may well be the key to success since Indiana farmers can’t just terminate a lease on a whim.“We have rules, and we have lease law,” he told HAT. “The landowner or the tenant is entitled to notice if they have a lease such that would require notice. If the tenant can’t handle the rent that he’s been paying for 2015, then he better give the landlord notice. Otherwise right now they’re on to another year at the same rate. Now that doesn’t mean the owner still won’t negotiate.”Harrison, a seminar speaker for HAT at last week’s Indy farm show, says advance notice ranges from 4-6 months, and now in Indiana notice must be in writing even for an aural lease. Learn more in his publication Farmland Lease Law in Indiana. By Andy Eubank – Dec 22, 2015 Facebook Twitter SHARE