First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 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)  2014 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

Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgVitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vitafoam Nigeria (VITAFO.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileVitafoam Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of flexible, reconstituted and rigid foam products in Nigeria. It is the largest foam manufacturing company in the country with an extensive distribution network which includes exporting to other countries in Africa. Vitafoam is a household name in Nigeria and known for its quality products and being a leader in innovation and advanced sleep technology. Mattresses can be custom-made to customers’ requirements using contour cutting equipment. The company also provides foam products for mothers with children including changing mats, baby cot mattresses and feeding pillows. Rigid polyurethane foam manufactured by Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is used in the oil and gas, refrigeration, air-conditioning, poultry and office partitioning sectors. In 200, Vitafoam Nigeria Plc became the first foam manufacturing company in Nigeria to be awarded the NIS 9002 Certificate for its flexible and rigid polyurethane foam, fiber pillows, underlays and adhesives. The company expanded its operations to include Vitafoam Ghana Limited (2008) and Vitafoam Sierra Leone Limited (2009). Vitafoam Nigeria Plc has a major stake in Vono Products and established Vitapur Nigeria which manufactures insulation products; and Vitablom which processes fibre and other material for the upholstery layer. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Vitafoam Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

California NOW Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate

first_img Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty Government California NOW Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 12:11 pmcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Anthony Portantino for State Senate announced the endorsement from California NOW. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is a movement dedicated to gender equality and gender empowerment. It is one of the most influential, respected and recognized brands in politics. California NOW joins Planned Parenthood Advocates Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, hundreds of local School Board Members and City Councilmembers and 20 local Democratic Clubs in the 25th District as endorsing Anthony Portantino for the State Senate.Anthony is a very well-deserving candidate for the NOW endorsement on merit and he is our strongest candidate to keep the 25th Senate District Blue against ultra-conservative Supervisor Mike Antonovich. NOW is very pleased to add our name to Anthony’s impressive list of endorsements and we look forward to his successful campaign,” added Jerilyn Stapleton, President, California NOW.“I am very honored to have received the endorsement of NOW California. Anyone familiar with the race for the 25th knows that this is a significant endorsement and strong signal of our winning momentum. As the father of two wonderful daughters and spouse to a proud business professional this is especially meaningful for me. Thank you California NOW for your trust and support,” commented Portantino.Anthony is a Visiting Fellow at USC. He is the father of two great daughters, Sofia who completed her K-12 education in the district and Bella, a middle school student. Ellen Portantino is currently serving as the PTA President for Bella’s middle school and is an executive at Warner Brothers. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pat the Cope rejects suggestions that MEP’s expenses are excessive

first_imgNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Previous articleNorthwest MEP says bailout fund must be increased furtherNext articleRoad and pavement improvements begin at Lurgybrack News Highland By News Highland – October 27, 2011 Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter European MEPs in Strasbourg have today agreed to freeze their expenses for next year.At the moment MEPs are entitled to a monthly allowance of 4-thousand-200-euro for their office and other working expenses.They’re also entitled to travel expenses provided they send in receipts.And on top of that MEPs also get a daily allowance of three hundred and two euro which is supposed to cover their daily accommodation and living expenses.This in addition to the 91,000 euro salary MEP’s receive annually.But Northwest MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher rejected suggestions expenses were excessive and should be reduced…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/cope1pm.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pat the Cope rejects suggestions that MEP’s expenses are excessivelast_img read more

News story: SACN publishes ‘Feeding in the first year of life’ report

first_img breast milk, infant formula and water should be the only drinks offered between 6 and 12 months of age – cows’ milk should not be given as a main drink, as this is associated with lower iron status a wide range of solid foods, including foods containing iron, should be introduced from around 6 months of age, alongside breastfeeding – these foods should have different textures and flavours and may need to be tried several times before the infant accepts them, particularly as they get older breastfed infants up to 12 months should receive a daily supplement containing 8.5 to 10µg of vitamin D (340-400 IU/d) – formula-fed infants do not need a supplement unless consuming less than 500ml of infant formula a day PHE’s Start4Life website provides a range of advice and resources to help parents through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. This includes tips on infant feeding to help give children the best nutritional start in life. Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published its report on ‘Feeding in the first year of life’, providing recommendations on infant feeding from birth up to 12 months of age.The last review of infant feeding was undertaken by SACN’s predecessor Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) in 1994 and formed the basis for government recommendations in the UK.SACN recommends babies are exclusively breastfed until around 6 months of age and continue to be breastfed for at least the first year of life. Additionally, solid foods should not be introduced until around 6 months to benefit the child’s overall health. This represents no change to current government recommendations.SACN concludes breastfeeding makes an important contribution to infant and maternal health. This includes the development of the infant immune system, while not breastfeeding is associated with a higher risk of infant hospital admission for infectious illness.By around 6 months of age, infants are usually ready to accept foods other than breastmilk or formula. SACN concludes delaying solid foods to around 6 months is not associated with later difficulty in accepting solid foods – the idea of a ‘critical window’ between 4 and 6 months is not supported by the evidence.SACN has recommended strengthening advice regarding the introduction of peanuts and hen’s egg – advice on complementary feeding should state these foods can be introduced from around 6 months of age and need not be differentiated from other solid foods. The deliberate exclusion of peanuts or hen’s egg beyond 6 to 12 months of age may increase the risk of allergy to these foods.Other recommendations include: SACN raises concerns about the proportion of infants with energy intakes above requirements and the proportion exceeding growth standards for their weight – around three-quarters of infants for both. SACN recommends consideration is given to monitoring the prevalence of overweight and overfeeding in infants, and ways to address high energy intakes in this age group.Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at Public Health England (PHE) said: The SACN report reinforces existing advice on infant feeding in relation to breastfeeding and the introduction of solid foods. In new advice, it provides clear guidance on the introduction of allergenic foods. SACN’s robust advice puts to bed any arguments about a beneficial effect of early introduction of solid foods.last_img read more

A Tribe Called Quest And Dave Chappelle To Appear On Upcoming “Saturday Night Live” Episode

first_imgWell this should be exciting! Beloved hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest and renowned comedian Dave Chappelle have both been tapped to make their debut on Saturday Night Live on November 12th. Chappelle has been performing regularly as of late, though this will be his first large scale appearance in a number of years. Meanwhile, A Tribe Called Quest is getting ready to release a brand new album next Friday, November 11th.The new ATCQ album will feature all of the group’s members for one final recording, captured in the months before Phife Dawg passed away. Titled We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, the latest information shows that André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Jack White, Elton John, and Busta Rhymes are all featured contributors on the new release.While A Tribe Called Quest will never be the same without Phife Dawg, it would seem that their appearance on SNL comes as direct support for the new album. It’s unclear who would take over for Phife in the live setting. This will also be the group’s first performance since reuniting back in 2015 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a performance that ultimately kicked off the process for the new album. Watch their “Can I Kick It?” from that night, below.last_img read more

Twenty-Year Marketing Professional Launches Firm

first_img(South Burlington, VT) Starr Jewell, a twenty-year veteran of the northern Vermont communications industry, has announced the launch of Starr Jewell Marketing Services, and a new concept for organizations needing marketing assistance. Jewell has partnered with experienced professionals who have their own independent practices brand strategists, graphic designers, marketing planners, copywriters, web developers, sales consultants, public relations experts, market researchers, coaches, and media specialists enabling businesses and non profits to find and work with the best talent available. Jewell works with clients to match them with the right professionals, then manages and oversees the selected team and their work. The firm will offer these comprehensive marketing and communications services to clients throughout northern New England and New York.For the past two decades, Jewell has managed client relationships for Paul Kaza Associates and Scuola Group. She has broad experience working with a wide variety of organizations, including The Converse Home, The Snyder Companies, Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Law School, Middlebury College, Kids Town, and the Alpine Shop.For more information, contact Starr Jewell at 802.863.7997 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

One Stroke at a Time: Death on the New River Gorge

first_imgThe New River Gorge has seen a summer of unusually high water levels, which has been a blessing for the normally dry rafting season.“Five feet is the new zero,” a friend told me as we put on at Cunard last Tuesday.The river flowed big and brown below the concrete ramp and pods of commercial rafts floated swiftly along. Eager faces peered beneath matching helmet rims, wide-eyed and ready for a dose of wet and wild adventure.I reminisced on my brief time here as a raft guide and the newness I experienced every day I guided a crew down the Gorge. Although I’ve paddled the New more than any river, there was always a lump in the back of my throat before I entered the Keeneys, an unpleasant churning in my stomach as I dropped behind Thumb and cruised through Double Z. What if I didn’t hit my line? What if someone in my raft fell out? What if I fell out? There’s a heady weight of responsibility that goes with raft guiding, and I never once considered my boating abilities above the unharnessed power of that river. Last week proved to be no exception.About a year ago I hit the plateau. Adventurers of every breed have heard of this phase. I had grown comfortable kayaking the rivers I knew and set aside any desire to push my skills to the next level. Between finishing college and finding a job, life simply “got in the way” of my paddling. In all reality, that was probably just an excuse. Now that both of those “life issues” have been resolved though, the boating bug has reclaimed its grasp.Not having paddled anything substantial in over a year, the thought of kayaking the New at record high water levels for August was exciting and nerve-racking all in the same breath. The river was at six feet, which was low considering I had completed two weeks of guide training at flows ranging from eight to eleven feet. That, however, was two springs ago. Nonetheless, I found myself at the Cunard put-in, slumped over in a yellow Mamba I had borrowed from ACE Adventure Gear. I stared at the surging waters and whirlpool-like eddy lines, questioning whether or not those weeks of training would kick in.When I slid from the ramp into the river, the nerves immediately shrank away. With each stroke forward came a rejuvenated familiarity with the rapids. I remembered why I loved the New River Gorge so much. More specifically, I remembered why I loved kayaking so much: because it’s F-U-N. I couldn’t help but smile as I bobbed up the crests of waves and smacked down into the troughs again. The world’s finest amusement park could not replicate such an exhilarating ride.By the time we reached the take-out at Fayette Station, I was nowhere near ready to part ways with the New. I hiked my boat up to the top of the last rapid just so I could run it one final time. I sensed both a deep feeling of satisfaction and a gnawing hunger for more as I shed my wet gear and stowed my boat.That gnawing hunger for more lasted all of 24 hours, after which it sputtered out and all but died when I was informed of a death. Just minutes after I had run my second lap down Fayette Station, a 16-year-old German exchange student was upstream in Middle Keeney. He had been pulled unexpectedly from the safety of the raft by a powerful wave. His exciting vacation had suddenly taken a dangerous turn. It’s unclear as to whether or not he tried to swim back to the boat, but the unrelenting force of six feet of water pulled him downriver and through a sieve known as the Meat Grinder. He was pinned underwater, helpless to the crushing brutality of the river’s flow. The guides worked quickly to extract his body and pull him ashore. They administered CPR until rangers from the National Park Service arrived to take the boy to Plateau Medical Center in Oak Hill, W.Va., where he was pronounced dead shortly before 4 p.m.This tragedy serves not only as the first fatality of the 2013 rafting season, but also as a stark reminder of our place among the natural world. Rivers do not see gender or color or race; they cannot discriminate against the weak, or distinguish the young from the old. As paddlers, we must be wary that the river will continue to flow downstream with us or without; we can either fight the current or ride the tide. Adventure sports are inherently dangerous, but so too is the commuter’s drive to work and the worldly traveler’s flight overseas. We must not be paralyzed by this fear of the unexpected, however, for the unknown can bestow upon us an unbounded future.With every life the river takes comes the raw remembrance of my own imminent death. I’ve seen the power of the river, looked it square in the eye and begged for mercy. Despite this, I cannot help but be emboldened to continue seeking experiences that force me to be in the present. Although this 16-year-old boy lost his life to the river, hundreds of others, myself included, lived to see another day. The pain and sorrow caused by this boy’s (and every paddling victim’s) untimely death will not fade quickly, but I urge paddlers not to retreat from the river’s edge. Instead, charge forward and embrace the mysteries of this world one stroke at a time.last_img read more

Earth Talk: What are dirty fuels?

first_imgDear Earth Talk: What are “dirty fuels” and why are they so called?— Bill Green, Seattle, WAThe term “dirty fuels” refers to fuels derived from tar sands, oil shale or liquid coal. Just like their more conventional fossil fuel counterparts such as petroleum and coal, they can be turned into gasoline, diesel and other energy sources that can generate extreme amounts of particulate pollution, carbon emissions and ecosystem destruction during their lifecycles from production to consumption.“Because tar sands [have] more sulfur, nitrogen, and metals in [them] than conventional oil, upgrading and refining [them] causes a lot more air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions,” reports the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental non-profit. “On a lifecycle basis—that is, extraction all the way through combustion—tar sands cause about 20 percent more global warming pollution than conventional oil,” adds NRDC. “Oil shale and liquid coal are even worse, causing nearly 50 percent more global warming pollution and over double the lifecycle emissions of conventional oil…”In North America, the majority of such fuels come from Canada’s vast boreal forest, to where tens of millions of birds flock each spring to nest. “Tar sands oil development creates open pit mines, habitat fragmentation, toxic waste holding ponds, air and water pollution, upgraders and refineries, and pipelines spreading far beyond the Boreal forest,” reports NRDC. “This development is destroying habitat for waterfowl and songbirds that come from all over the Americas to nest in the Boreal.”Beyond impacts at the extraction sites, dirty fuels cause pollution problems all down the line. For this reason, environmental leaders are opposed to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline which, if approved and built, would transport tar sands fuels through the Midwestern U.S. to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.“Refinery communities like Port Arthur, Texas…are already unable to comply with their air pollution regulations, so dirtier fuel is the last thing they need in their refineries,” adds NRDC.And while dirty fuels may reduce our reliance on foreign oil, they won’t help reduce gas prices as they are so expensive to produce that gas prices would have to be higher than they already are in order for them to be profitable. “They also can’t help with stabilizing gas prices in the case of a disruption to oil shipments because each new tar sands project requires huge infrastructure and capital investments, so it takes years for new tar sands projects to come on-line—it’s not as though there is loads of spare tar sands oil just waiting to be put through the pipelines,” says NRDC’s Elizabeth Shope.“The fact is, we don’t need these fuels,” she adds. “We can reduce oil consumption by increasing fuel efficiency standards, and greater use of hybrid cars, renewable energy and environmentally sustainable biofuels. What’s called ‘smart growth’—how we design our communities—is also a very important element in meeting our transportation needs.“North America stands at an energy crossroads [and] we now face a choice: to set a course for a more sustainable energy future of clean, renewable fuels, or to develop ever-dirtier sources of transportation fuel derived from fossil fuels—at an even greater cost to our health and environment.”For more information, contact nrdc.org.last_img read more

Directory corrections noted

first_imgDirectory corrections noted November 1, 2003 Regular News Directory corrections notedcenter_img A number of corrections to the 2003 Bar Journal directory have been noted to the editorial staff. To set the record straight: Judge Dedee S. Costello was omitted from the 14th Judicial Circuit Court listing on page 686. Her address is Bay County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1089, Panama City 32402-1089; phone number is 850/747-5341. Judge Israel Reyes, 11th Judicial Circuit, is assigned to the circuit juvenile division. His address is 3300 N.W. 27th Ave., Rm. 207, Miami 33142; phone number is 305/638-6238. (p. 685) Judge Shirlyon McWhorter is assigned to the Dade County criminal division. Her address is 1351 N.W. 12th St., Rm. 523, Miami 33125; phone number is 305/548-5201. (p. 691)Twelfth Circuit Chief Judge Robert B. Bennett’s phone number is 941/861-7942. (p. 685)Thirteenth Circuit Chief Judge Manuel Menendez, Jr.’s phone number is 813/272-5022. (p. 358)The phone number for Howard Forman, Clerk of Circuit and County Courts, 17th Judicial Circuit, is 954/831-5504. (p. 687) Michael F. Audie’s fax number is 305/670-7766. (p. 59) Carole Joy Barice’s phone number is 407/774-7662. (p. 65) Andrea Black’s address is 545 Delaney Ave., Ste. 5, Orlando 32801; phone number is 407/849-5256; fax number is 407/849-9022; and e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 81) Gary Frederic Canner’s address is U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 51 S.W. 1st Ave., Ste. 1304, Miami 33130; phone number is 305/714-1901; fax number is 305/714-1910; e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 111) Gregg Michael Casalino’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 116) Judge Eugene John Fierro’s phone number is 305/349-5723. (p. 188) Keith Fousek’s phone number is 954/761-8810. (p. 195) George E. Gelb, 6650 W. Indiantown Rd., Ste. 200, Jupiter 33458, should have been listed under the city of Jupiter on certified lawyers page 27, instead of under the city of Vero Beach on certified lawyers page 28. Darryl Joel Jacobs’s phone number is 772/231-6001. (p. 270) Timothy D. Kelly’s fax number is 612/349-6416. (p. 287) Michael J. Korn’s address is P.O. Box 550700, Jacksonville 32255-0700; e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 298) Roslyn Cynthia Lewin’s phone number is 954/749-9991. (p. 318) V. Frederic Lyon’s fax number is 407/647-7244. (p. 330) Kathleen McCarthy’s address is 1963 N.E. 6th St., Deerfield Beach 33441; phone number is 954/993-2836; fax number is 954/768-0114. (p. 347) Joe Gary McMakin’s phone number is 813/241-6101. (p. 354)The Law Offices of John C. Mullin, Jr., are located at 19 W. Flagler St., Ste. 210, Miami 33130-4406; phone number is 305/372-2727. (p. 376) Stephen C. Page’s fax number is 772/781-6886. (p. 395) Richard J. Potash’s fax number is 954/423-1107. (p. 415) William Leon Richey’s phone number is 305/372-8808; fax number is 305/372-3669. (p. 432) Barry Roderman’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 437) Jay Eli Schecter’s fax number is 305/443-0027. (p. 460) Steven M. Sherman’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 475) Pavel Straka ’s phone number in the Czech Republic is 011 420 222 512 843. (p. 612) William A. (Bill) Sutherland’s phone number is 902/445-2500. (p. 507) William R. Swindle’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 508) John R. Thomas’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 515) Anthony J. Titone’s e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 518) S. George Trager’s phone number is 305/868-4727. (p. 521) David F. Vedder, 1414 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 2, Ormond Beach 32174, should have been listed under Ormond Beach, not Palm Coast, on certified lawyers page 24. Roy L. Weinfeld, P.A., is located at 2200 SunTrust International Center, One Southeast Third Ave., Miami 33131-1716. (p. 542) Jerry Zaslow, of Law & Zaslow, L.L.C., is located at 100 N. 17th St., 15th Fl., Philadelphia, Pa., 19103-2703; phone number 215/751-0500; fax number 215/751-0700; e-mail address is [email protected] (p. 564)last_img read more