Associated Bus Company Plc ( 2006 Annual Report

first_imgAssociated Bus Company Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Associated Bus Company Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Associated Bus Company Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Associated Bus Company Plc (  2006 annual report.Company ProfileAssociated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is a leading road passenger transportation company in Nigeria offering a luxury bus service for the discerning traveller. Known as ABC Transport, the company operates a luxury bus service and covers the most important routes between the major towns and cities of Nigeria as well as international travel options in West Africa. Associated Bus Company also owns and operates a budget hotel.  Operations within and outside Nigeria are managed through ultra-modern terminals with comfortable lounges in major cities such as Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana). Luxury buses owned and operated by the ABC Bus Company bear the distinguished Reindeer logo which has been adopted to symbolise strength, speed and efficiency. ABC Bus Company was awarded the prestigious title of Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport. The company consistently wins the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) has a 30% stake in ABC Transport. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Associated Bus Company (ABC) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Villa NEO House / Querkopf Architekten

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Frank Löschke Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  484 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Germany “COPY” Villa NEO House / Querkopf Architekten Year:  Products used in this ProjectFastenersSchöckConcrete Façade Fasteners – Isolink®Project Team:Simon Mögel, Frank Zander, Wasfy TahaEngineering:Weber-PollCity:RosengartenCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Frank LöschkeLike a sculpture carved out of stone, the vision of a modern villa has come to reality. It abstracts and reinterprets classical rules: for an incomparable sense of living in the midst of nature.– QuerkopfarchitektenSave this picture!© Frank LöschkeSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Frank LöschkeThis villa breaks with all traditions and forms an unrestrained contrast to the otherwise natural surroundings. Like an artistic installation on a podium made of natural stone, which at the same time forms the underground car park, lies the two-story villa and clearly focuses on the forest as the main point of reference. The shape of the building is based on the idea of an L, which borders the hillside of the plot while providing a sheltered outdoor-space for the terrace.Save this picture!© Frank LöschkeA small gap forms the entrance. From the street, three exposed shapes of concrete blend strikingly and puristically, leaving no room for a glimpse inside. The ground floor is completely closed to the street, it dissolves to the forest by large glass elements, which flood the space with light, and produces an intense connection to the environment and nature. The upper floor forms a creative contrast to the ground floor.Save this picture!© Frank LöschkeAbove the transparent construction of glass and steel hovers an imposing, twisted concrete body, which ensures a high degree of privacy and protection. A few floor-to-ceiling window elements in the sleeping areas present targeted views into the forest. Large slats of steel are wrapped around the airspace in the middle of the house and create a connection of the levels. This is our vision of a sculptural, purist and modern villa that abstracts classical rules for an incomparable sense of living in the midst of nature.Save this picture!© Frank LöschkeSave this picture!Section A “COPY” CopyHouses•Rosengarten, Germany Project gallerySee allShow lessRay Kappe on SCI-Arc and Architectural ChallengesInterviewsA Closer Look at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture WinnersArchitecture News Share Villa NEO House / Querkopf ArchitektenSave this projectSaveVilla NEO House / Querkopf Architekten CopyAbout this officeQuerkopf ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookRosengartenGermanyPublished on September 19, 2019Cite: “Villa NEO House / Querkopf Architekten” 19 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Querkopf Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Frank Löschke+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share Manufacturers: Schöck, Keller Fionn Mögel Lead Architects: Querkopf Architekten Photographs Products translation missing: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2019 Houseslast_img read more

Vietnamese blogger turns up in Hanoi jail after going missing in Bangkok

first_imgNews Follow the news on Vietnam Truong Duy Nhat has been held at T16 detention center in Hanoi for almost two months. (Photo: Facebook) Receive email alerts Organisation RSF_en News April 7, 2021 Find out more RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Nhat’s wife and daughter said he was taken into formal custody in Vietnam on 28 January. His wife, who like all his other relatives and colleagues had not heard from him since he went missing in Bangkok on 26 January, was notified on 15 March that he is being held in Hanoi’s T16 prison.Nhat disappeared shortly after applying for refugee status at the Bangkok Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Pham Xuan Nguyen, a friend of the blogger, said he had accompanied Nhat’s wife to the prison. She was not allowed to see Nhat but, for the purpose of future visits, the prison authorities gave her register that said he was taken into custody on 28 January and was transferred to the prison the same day.“It’s clear my father did not voluntarily go back to Vietnam,” his daughter said yesterday.“We call on the Vietnamese authorities to fully explain Truong Duy Nhat’s status,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The reasons for his abduction and therefore arrest in Thailand must be clarified without delay. For the time being, everything indicates that he was arrested because of his journalistic activities. The precise role played by the Thai authorities in this matter must also be established.”Nhat, who sometimes wrote political articles for Radio Free Asia, has not yet been formally charged and the reason why he was brought back to Vietnam has not been explained. He was previously sentenced to two years in prison in 2014 for “abusing democratic freedoms” by starting his own blog, in which he criticized the government.Vietnam has Southeast Asia’s lowest ranking in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index – 175th out of 180 countries. Thailand is ranked 140th. Help by sharing this information center_img to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Vietnamese authorities to clarify why they are holding Truong Duy Nhat, a well-known citizen-journalist and blogger who was last seen on 26 January in Bangkok, where he had requested refugee status. He is now in a prison in Hanoi, family members and a friend confirmed yesterday. VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence DisappearancesImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 22, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News VietnamAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence DisappearancesImprisonedCitizen-journalistsFreedom of expression March 21, 2019 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Vietnamese blogger turns up in Hanoi jail after going missing in Bangkoklast_img read more

Updated travel greenlist published

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – September 17, 2020 Just seven countries have made the updated travel greenlist.People can travel to Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland from Monday.However some of those countries have their own local rules and restrictions for people arriving.All the countries on the list have a 14 day incidence rate of less than 25 per 100,000.The existing list remains in effect until midnight on Sunday, with Italy and Greece among the countries removed from the list. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twittercenter_img Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Previous articleClosing date for ‘Heritage Hero’ nominations tomorrowNext article149 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Northern Ireland News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Updated travel greenlist published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more

Globetrotter ‘Buckets’ Blakes entertains, educates children

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Globetrotter ‘Buckets’ Blakes entertains, educates children Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson 15 local agencies through its annual campaign.But Blakes didn’t talk dollars to the students.He gave them a brief history of the world-famousGlobetrotters and then used his celebrity and his skillswith the round ball to educatethem about CHEER, aprogram that he and allother Globetrotters supportand promote.Blakes told the studentsthat the Harlem Globetrottersoriginated in Chicago, notNew York as the namemight suggest.The Harlem Globetrotterswere formed in 1926 byAbe Saperstein, who was inawe of the skills of African-American basketball players.He sent players out barnstorming– playing anybodywho would play them—andthe interest was so greatthat the Harlem Globetrotterswere “born.”They were called theHarlem Globetrottersbecause Harlem was at thecenter of the black renaissanceat the time.As the popularity of theGlobetrotters grew so didthe acknowledgement ofthe abilities of the players.In 1950, GlobetrotterSweetwater Clifton becamethe first black basketballplayer to sign a contractwith the National BasketballAssociation.“The Globetrotters helpedbreak down the racial barriersin men’s basketball andalso the gender barriers,”Blakes said.“In 1988, OlympianLynette Woodard became aGlobetrotter. TheGlobetrotters have beenintegrators and trend-settersand are also GoodwillAmbassadors. We travel tocountries all around theworld and help build betterrelationships between ourcountry and others.”Blakes also talked to thestudents about the CHEERprogram.“CHEER is an acronymfor Cooperation, Healthymind and healthy body,Effort, Enthusiasm andResponsibility,” he said.“These are the things thatwill make you successfulstudents and good citizens.Every day, I think aboutCHEER and if you will,too, you will be a good studentand successful at whatyou do.”The Harlem Globetrotterswill be at Trojan Arena at 7p.m. on Monday, March 9.Tickets are $21 for adultsand $13 for students. Ticketsare available at all localbanks and will be availableat the door. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Amid the laughter, there were gasps of amazementas Harlem Globetrotter Anthony “Buckets” Blakesentertained and educated the students at Troy Published 11:10 pm Thursday, March 5, 2009center_img Elementary School Thursday.Blakes was on a promotional tour for the Globetrotters, who will beat Trojan Arena at Troy University at 7 p.m. on By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Local cities see different trend While decreases in sales taxes have taken a big hit on the Pike County Commission budget, local municipalities have seen… read more Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Latest Stories Print Article Monday, March 9, that included stops at severalradio and television stations. The Globetrotters gameis sponsored by the Pike County United Way and is amajor fundraiser for the organization that supports Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf 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 Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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

Top job: Mary Canavan, director of human resources at the British Library

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Mary Canavan has been appointed director of Human Resources at the British Library.She will be responsible for the development and implementation of a modernisingHR strategy for the UK national library’s 2,500-strong workforce. Where were you working before and what were your duties? I developed HR strategies in the context of local government when head of HRat the London Borough of Havering, where modernising people practices have beenhigh on the agenda. What will be the duties in your new role? The British Library is embarking on an ambitious modernisation strategywhich requires major change across many aspects of HR, and a real commitment toensuring the people agenda is centre-stage. My role will be to develop astrategically focused and effective HR function in tune with the needs of thelibrary. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? To develop a proactive HR strategy which facilitates and supports the futuregrowth and success of the library. Which aspects are you most looking forward to? Working with a diverse group of staff who are employed in activities such asconserving ancient manuscripts or developing ground-breaking digitisationtechnology. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? Sitting opposite my boss when part of a ceiling fell down on him. Who is the ultimate Guru? Nelson Mandela because of his capacity to forgive and lead his countrythrough momentous change. What is the best thing about HR? The range of different people you work with on a daily basis. How do you fill your spare time? Catching up with friends over excellent food and wine. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Climbing Ayers Rock, because I am terrified of heights. What is the essential tool in your job? Perseverance. What advice would you give people starting out in HR? Don’t specialise too early and get as much general experience as you can. Do you network? Yes, it’s a crucial part of being effective in my job. If you could do any job in the world what would it be? To own my own restaurant on the beautiful island of Paxos. Who would play you in the film of your life? Judi Dench, because she’s a strong woman with a sense of humour. Canavan’s CV2003    Directorof HR, London Borough of Havering2003    Head of HR, LondonBorough of Havering1998    Senior HR manager,London Borough of Enfield1993    Personnel manager,London Borough of Waltham Forest Top job: Mary Canavan, director of human resources at the British LibraryOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

HMAS Darwin Seizes 449 Kilograms of Heroin

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Darwin Seizes 449 Kilograms of Heroin View post tag: Darwin HMAS Darwin Seizes 449 Kilograms of Heroin View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Heroin May 15, 2014 View post tag: 449 View post tag: Kilograms HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters, 40 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on 13 May 2014, seizing 449 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $132 million dollars. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Seizes Darwin’s Commanding Officer, Commander Terry Morrison, said the seizure removed a major source of funding for terrorist and criminal networks which included Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Al-Shabaab.“I am very proud of the hard work and determination of the ship’s company in HMAS Darwin during a particularly long and challenging interdiction,” Commander Morrison said.“Due to the hard work of many previous ships deploying to this region, we have been very successful in intercepting illegal narcotics smuggling.”Darwin’s boarding party discovered the hidden drugs contained in 20 bags each weighing between 20 to 25 kilograms.As part of Operation SLIPPER, HMAS Darwin is deployed on patrol under tasking to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the UK led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150.Commander of Operation SLIPPER in the Middle East Area of Operations, Major General Craig Orme, said Australia’s commitment to the CMF contributed to the Indian Ocean’s security and the trade which flowed through it which was important to global, regional and Australian strategic interests.“HMAS Darwin has made a considerable impact on the drug smuggling networks operating in the Indian Ocean. This is an excellent outcome and highlights the good work being conducted by ADF members on Operation Slipper,” Major General Orme said.CTF 150 is responsible for enforcing maritime security in the Middle East and Indian Ocean regions to counter terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use to fund or conceal their movements.Commander of CTF 150, Commodore Jeremy Blunden of the Royal Navy, said the drug haul was the CMF’s seventh significant seizure this year.“The interception of heroin traffic is an important part of the work of the CMF as some of the profit from the trafficking of heroin goes to extremist and terrorist organisations,” Commodore Blunden said.The CMF works to defeat terrorism, prevent piracy, encourage regional engagement, reduce illegal trafficking of people and drugs, and promote the maritime environment as a safe place for mariners with legitimate business.HMAS Darwin has conducted several previous drug seizures including over 1 tonne of heroin with an estimated street value of $289 million dollars. HMAS Darwin is the 57th individual Royal Australian Navy ship deployment to the Middle East Area of operations since 1990.[mappress]Press Release, May 15, 2014; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

China-built Nigerian Navy ship NNS Unity arrives to Lagos

first_img View post tag: NNS Unity View post tag: Nigerian Navy View post tag: P18N Authorities November 7, 2016 China-built Nigerian Navy ship NNS Unity arrives to Lagos Nigerian Navy’s newest offshore patrol vessel NNS Unity which was built by the China Shipbuilding and Offshore International Limited (CSOIL) arrived to Lagos, Nigeria, on November 4.The ship departed China on September 15 and made port calls in five countries in Asia and Africa while en route to Nigeria.The two offshore patrol vessels Nigeria ordered from China in 2012 are variants of the Chinese Type 056 corvette. Known as P18N, the Nigerian variant measures 95 meters in length, displaces 1800 tons and can stay at sea for 20 days.NNS Centenary, the first ship in the class arrived to Lagos in February 2015. Back to overview,Home naval-today China-built Nigerian Navy ship NNS Unity arrives to Lagos Share this articlelast_img read more

In Short

first_imgDate set for BIABritish Baker is pleased to announce that the Baking Industry Awards will take place on Wednesday 8 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London. For companies interested in supporting the event, please contact 01293 846595. For information on past awards, see code arrivesThe new Groceries Supply Code of Practice, in force from 4 February, aims to ensure suppliers do not have costs imposed on them “unexpectedly or unfairly by retailers”, banning them from making retrospective adjustments to supply terms and conditions.Cup heats deadlineThe 26 February deadline for entries for the UK national heat of the Louis Lesaffre Cup is fast approaching, with the UK team to be selected at the Baking Industry Exhibition (21-24 March). Entrants will pit their skills in bread, Viennese pastries or an artistic piece in the Live Bakery. To enter, visit or email [email protected] Bakels MDBritish Bakels has promoted its general manager Ade Abass to managing director. Abass joined Bakels in March 2002 as financial controller, and was appointed general manager in January 2009.BSB dinnerThe British Society of Baking Dinner will take place at the Baking Industry Exhibition from 21-24 March. The dinner will be on Monday evening, 22 March, at the Forest of Arden Marriott hotel in Birmingham. Tickets are £60 for members and £65 for non-members. BBC Radio 4 sports commentator Garry Richardson will be the after-dinner speaker.last_img read more

Group therapy

first_imgNext week marks the first-ever Co-operatives Fortnight (19 June to 3 July 2010). I know what some of you are thinking: crusty Guardian-reading weirdos and this, smiles Dan McTierman of co-operative The Handmade Bakery, is probably what the neighbouring butcher thinks when he drops round a copy of his British Baker to help out this fledgling start-up.But perceptions of the ethical co-op business model are changing from evidence that it slows down the employee turnover to claims it fosters a sense of ownership in workers who have a self-interest in the prosperity of the business by reaping the rewards of their efforts.”Since the financial crisis, people have been plugging co-operatives as an antidote,” says McTierman. “By default, there are checks and safeguards in place, because it’s about a group of people who have come together with similar aims in mind. The Co-op Bank is one of the fastest growing in the British banking sector and the government is talking about public sector co-ops. John Lewis is a workers’ co-op and they’ve been doing a lot better than fellow retailers in a recession.”He points to a co-op organic grocery in Manchester Unicorn that is turning over £90,000 a week. “Companies like that prove it works,” he says.Inspired by fermentationThis 1,000-loaf-a week Handmade Bakery in Slaithwaite, near Huddersfield, is a somewhat smaller proposition, sparked into life after McTierman attended a course at Town Mill bakery in Dorset, under baker Aidan Chapman. “I got so inspired by him talking about the magic of fermentation, things I didn’t have a clue about,” he recalls.This led to the formation of an informal bread club, which turned into a subscription bakery, based on a community-supported agriculture model, whereby the community pays the farmer upfront and has the guarantee of a committed customer base. “I thought, ’Why can’t this work for baking?’”The Handmade Bakery’s spin on this model is direct-selling to customers, which offers better margins over wholesale, he says; current subscribers pay £9.20 for four loaves a month, made from sponge and dough or sourdough, with flours supplied by Yorkshire Organic Millers and Shipton Mill.Then, in May last year, a community effort to save the local greengrocer presented an opportunity to set up a bakery. McTierman left his job and it opened in August, with £15,000 of Social Enterprise funding. This imposes an asset lock on the business, whereby the profits cannot be distributed to private individuals; directors cannot be paid a dividend; they cannot sell shares, although they could sell loan stock (which McTierman plans to do, paying interest to investors in the form of loaves at a typical rate of 7%); and, should the business fold, any surplus after the debts have been paid off must be given to a co-op or charity.So why go down that restrictive route? The answer is a mix of practicality and ethics. Firstly, they had no capital to start a business and secondly, they were attracted by the politics as much as the baking. “Working at a desk, it’s sometimes hard to determine what your output is at the end of the day in this amorphous, electronic world. Here you’ve got job satisfaction in using your hands and your brain. The co-op overlay is a mix of doing something you believe in and having a stake in it,” he says. “Hannah [my wife] and I had no idea about setting up a business. Co-operative UK were very supportive and it has been really good for our business.”Political thinkingWhile you may think of a co-operative as being a large and unwieldy rabble, there are presently only three members of The Handmade co-op. The plan is to grow it slowly through training bakers an additional revenue stream and its ’How to start a bakery co-op’ courses have sold out. “In the future, Hannah and I might not be here, but because this structure is set up, there will be a community bakery here baking on-site,” he says.But do they have a traditional three-year growth plan? “Yes, but it’s finite. We are happy to do 1,200 loaves a week, then concentrate on education. I’ve had enquiries from food-service people who supply British Airways and, increasingly, supermarkets we could have grown 10 times in the first year, but I’m just not interested. Maybe I’m an idiot! But I’d rather have a small bakery that does a lot of other interesting projects as well.”www.thereisanalternative.coopwww.thehandmadebakery.cooplast_img read more