Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 UK shares I’d buy in my ISA for the new bull market!

first_img Royston Wild owns shares of Taylor Wimpey. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Royston Wild | Sunday, 29th November, 2020 Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. What began as a bright start for UK share prices in November has ended in something of a damp squib. The FTSE 100, for instance, hasn’t powered on after rising more than 15% in the first half of the month. Britain’s blue-chip index has in fact just slipped to its cheapest for around three weeks.Compare that to the steady surge that recently carried share markets in the US to record highs. It’s clear that UK share investors need more convincing over the fight against Covid-19 — and by extension the outlook for the global economy — before plunging into British stock indexes again.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This lack of significant investor interest is good news for long-term stock pickers like me, though. There are still plenty of top-class UK shares out there that continue to trade cheaply following the early 2020 stock market crash. I can buy them today at low cost and sell them at a much higher value later down the line once market confidence has improved.3 top UK shares Here are several UK shares I think are great buys today. I think they’re far too cheap for savvy stock pickers to ignore:1) QinetiQ GroupShares in defence specialists QinetiQ Group have fallen around 15% since the start of the year. Based on current earnings forecasts this leaves it dealing on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15 times. It’s a reading I don’t think reflects the FTSE 250 company’s excellent long-term profits outlook. Defence budgets in the West continue to march higher because of an increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape. And QinetiQ, as a critical supplier to the Ministry of Defence, is well placed to make huge profits in the process.2) WPPThe WPP share price has slipped almost a third in 2020 as the meltdown in the global economy has smacked advertising budgets. But history shows us that media companies like these are often some of the fastest to rebound as conditions improve. Despite the Covid-19 depression this UK share has continued to add new business wins among its blue-chip client base. And it can expect the contracts to pile up as the economic conditions improve, helped by recent improvements in the important digital segment. For 2021 FTSE 100-quoted WPP trades on a P/E ratio of 10 times. It sports a mighty 5.5% dividend yield too. These figures make it worthy of serious attention.3) Taylor WimpeyFellow FTSE 100 stock Taylor Wimpey meanwhile has seen its shares lose around 20% of their value in 2020. This in my opinion makes it a brilliant buy as a bargain long-term investment. The housebuilder trades on a P/E multiple of 11 times for next year at recent prices. It carries a chubby 4.4% dividend yield as well. Taylor Wimpey’s decline has been quite unwarranted in my opinion. The strength of customer demand despite the UK economic crisis underlines the huge disparity between home supply and demand in the UK. And it’s a phenomenon I reckon should underpin mighty profits growth at the business for years to come. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 3 UK shares I’d buy in my ISA for the new bull market! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development

first_img Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Press Release Service Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listingcenter_img An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Africa, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Religious leaders of Africa commit to post-2015 development Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA By ACNS staffPosted Jul 18, 2014 Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Rector Columbus, GA CAPA General Secretary Grace Kaiso said the widest cooperation was necessary for success. Photo: CAPA[Anglican Communion News Service] Hundreds of faith leaders from across Africa recently met in Uganda’s capital for a three-day summit on sustainable development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.More than 200 religious leaders gathered in Kampala between June 30 and July 2 for the Africa Faith Leaders’ Summit with its theme of Enhancing Faith Communities’ Engagement on the post 2015 Development Agenda in the Context of the Rising Africa.During the conference the leaders, from a wide variety of religious traditions, considered ways to work together to ensure post-2015 goals were implemented.They made a host of commitments, including doing more to promote peace and reconciliation in countries and communities currently facing violence; to promote interfaith dialogue and co-operation as a means of eradicating religious radicalization; to ensure women, children, youth, people with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS are included in finding solutions to Africa’s development challenges; and to promote the resourcefulness of Africa as opposed to its poverty and misery.Canon Grace Kaiso, general secretary of the Council of Anglican Provinces in Africa (CAPA) who attended the event, said, “The shaping of our common future must not be left to a few but must involve people at all levels.“Our expectation of support from partners worldwide should not stop us as Africans from bearing our responsibility to turn life on the Continent around by being responsible and accountable stewards of the enormous resources God the Creator has endowed us with.“CAPA, like many others at the meeting, is committed to the unlocking of the potential of  the continent for the thriving of the human family.”The summit was organized under the auspices of the African Interfaith Initiative on Post-2015 Development Agenda, a coalition of faith communities and their leaders across Africa with technical support from the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) and other development partners.Participants included representatives of the African Council of Religious Leaders, Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar; All Africa Council of Churches; Organization of African Instituted Churches; Hindu Council of Africa; Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa; Union of Muslim Councils of Central, Eastern and Southern Africa; the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i; the Association of the Evangelicals of Africa; Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa; and Arigatou International, Nairobi.The Post-2015 Development Agenda will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that will expire in 2015. Of the eight goals, it is believed that only three will be fully met by 2015, hence the need for a successive agenda to build on the achievements made to date.Read the faith leaders’ Position Paper here Read the faith leaders’ statement From Lament to Action here Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion last_img read more

H&E Housing / David Elalouf Architecte

first_img Projects CopyAbout this officeDavid Elalouf ArchitecteOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsParisHousingFrancePublished on February 02, 2011Cite: “H&E Housing / David Elalouf Architecte” 02 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardWindowsMitrexSolar WindowAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesBulbs / SpotsCocowebLighting – Compact Gallery White TracklightConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSealantsEffisusCrossing Perforations on RoofsWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodValchromat Panels for Interior DesignWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2008 Apartments France CopyApartments•Paris, France Year:  H&E Housing / David Elalouf ArchitecteSave this projectSaveH&E Housing / David Elalouf Architecte Area:  7260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107991/he-housing-david-elalouf-architecte Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/107991/he-housing-david-elalouf-architecte Clipboard “COPY” Photographs H&E Housing / David Elalouf Architecte “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: David Elalouf Architecte Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Stephan Lucas+ 22 Share Photographs:  Stephan LucasText description provided by the architects. ObjectivesThis is a pilot operation in Paris in terms of Environmental Quality and Sustainable Development. Particular attention was paid to ways to reduce consumption of all order: water, heating, electricity, by implementing a high performance envelope. Along the same lines, the energy choices made allow reducing expenses, and a quality residential which provides for a more ecological approach habitat in the city.Save this picture!The measures implemented include, in particular: A highly efficient insulation of facades outside,Heating of hot water provided by solar panels on the roof,A dual flow that controls the air quality inside apartments,Recovery of rainwater from terraces for irrigation,Green roofs,On the ground floor, gardens in the ground promote absorption of rainwater. On the other hand,buildings are accessible at street level despite uneven topography of the site;A “Green Guide”, given to each inhabitant, helps the user in terms of sustainable development to initiate a participatory approach.The Site and ProjectOn the edge of the Rue de la Chapelle (historical axis of the Cardo of the Roman city), the 2 plots acquired from RFF (Reseau Ferré de France), are located on both sides of the Impasse du Gué.Save this picture!site planThe Impasse du Gué was enlarged to 18 meters (8 meters initially), initiating a new urban development in North Eastern Paris. It serves two lots; two buildings are located on the south grounds at the corner of Rue de la Chapelle, and two other buildings are located to the north.The impasse is composed like a garden in the heart of the project, planted with magnolias and bamboo, it extends laterally with galleries on the ground floor of buildings.Save this picture!Between the two buildings on the south side of the impasse, a colored fault lets in light from West. It echoes the one located North.Principles of facades and materials, Orientations and seasonsThe implementation of a “smart” and efficient envelope enables to reduce consumption of all kinds: heating, electricity…Save this picture!Depending on their position relative to urban areas or cardinal orientation, the facades are covered with specific cladding materials: white polished concrete facing the street, fiber cement siding or aluminum cladding inside the plot.Smooth facades to North and East, with sets of reflectors to deflect the solar rays inside the apartments.Spacious balconies staggered to SouthLoggias to West, when the light is more horizontalEverything is designed to reflect, absorb or reverberate sunlight depending on daylight hours. Gardens, balconies, loggias, and green roofs live and color according to the seasons.Save this picture!sustainable sectionDwellingsThe majority of dwellings are double-oriented and they have therefore natural cross ventilation. In the higher levels, they all have a clear view on the West of Paris from the Sacré-Coeur to La Défense. The units are designed to allow the necessary adjustments at all stages of life, from youth to old age: necessary adjustment in terms of automation to allow home support for seniors in the best possible conditions. 8 apartments are equipped for people with reduced mobility: home automation, automation of all access, lights, and shutters. The comfort of accommodation is also apprehended in all seasons: winter or summer comfort and the relation to the external environment is treated with care both in terms of natural lighting and views.Save this picture!© Stephan LucasOur philosophy of Sustainable DevelopmentSave this picture!© Stephan LucasOur approach is both architectural and urban. It combines passive processes and active techniques. The philosophy of a project intimately connected with its urban, human, and social environment, primarily refers a relationship to time:Time as duration, durability of structures, materials selection,Time of the seasons and weather, the comfort of accommodation to be adapted to the seasonal cycles, to a comfortable winter or summer comfort.Time of day or night,These are the main motivations of our thinking and what guides our sustainable development approach…Project gallerySee allShow lessArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2010: The FinalistsArticlesVideo: The New CityArticlesProject locationAddress:Paris, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Sharelast_img read more

PDF of January 21 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Trump Out; Time for workers to defeat racism, fascismMumia on Capitol attack;Pandemic impacts women workers;Pensacola defends abortion rights;Flint water scandal — Justice falls short;Struggle for Safehouse;Editorial COVID & CAPITALISM.GLOBAL:Haiti; Gulf War 30th anniversary.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Abolish the death penalty!Diet discrimination inside prisonsLegal lynchings soarExecution of Lisa MontgomeryBlack editor faces retaliationDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Zero hours contract workers turn to Limerick food bank

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp TAGSFEADfood bankJackie Bonfieldlimericklow payNational LotterySimon CommunitySocial Protectionzero hours contracts Twitter Advertisement NewsZero hours contract workers turn to Limerick food bankBy Bernie English – October 29, 2017 5379 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Previous articleLimerick has highest number of homeless people outside DublinNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print Jackie Bonfield and Geraldine Clancy of the Simon Community at the Limerick Food Bank.WORKERS trying to manage on low wages and ‘zero-hours’ contracts are among those who are turning to the Limerick Food Bank to avoid becoming homeless, according to the Simon Community.Three thousand of the 5,000 people who were fed by the food bank last year were children.And Jackie Bonfield, Mid-West Simon’s General Manager, said that without Lottery funding, the Food `Bank would have fallen at the first hurdle when the applied for on-going financial support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Those who use the Food Bank are often working. They might be on zero hour contracts, on low incomes or over-stretched during the boom. We reach out to families to help them find a way through the most difficult of times.“Without the lottery funding we simply wouldn’t have been in a position to access further funding,” she said.Thousands of individuals, clubs and organisations from County Limerick have benefitted from some of the €5 billion raised by the National Lottery for good causes all over Ireland in the last 30 years.Established in Limerick by the Simon Community, the Mid-West Food Bank distributed 55 tonnes of food last year.It’s estimated that the Food Bank can save under-pressure families as much as €200 a month, money that can be used to pay rent and bills, thereby reducing the risk of homelessness.“We wanted to initiate a programme that has maximum benefit for people and families who are struggling. It’s an intervention which can prevent them from tipping into crisis, it helps with a precarious balancing act,” Ms Bonfield explained.Key to the establishment of the Food Bank in 2014 was a National Lottery ‘Good Causes’ grant of €15,000.“Without the lottery funding we wouldn’t have been able to get up and running because it allowed us to purchase the fridges and the dry food storage areas for the three areas we operate the food bank from,” she told The Limerick Post.And once set up, they were able to apply for FEAD (the Fund for European Aid to the most Deprived) through the Department of Social Protection.For those in need, the Food Bank means they have one less worry to think about each week.“We qualified for funding until 2020 through FEAD which will see food delivered to us every month so our 16 volunteers and staff can keep this vital service going,” Ms Bonfield added. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebooklast_img

Pat Hume to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Red Cross

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Pat Hume to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Red Cross FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleCalls in Seanad for proper funding for iCare and Bluestack FoundationNext articleGAA Preview: Gaoth Dobhair just 60 minutes away from Ulster title News Highland By News Highland – November 24, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pat Hume is to be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Irish Red Cross later today.It’s in recognition of her role in the peace process in the North during the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement this year.Mrs. Hume ran operations on the ground, manning the constituency office in Derry of her husband, former SDLP Leader John Hume.Irish Red Cross Chairman Pat Carey informed people about the political landscape in the North:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/careyhume.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more

USS Gerald R. Ford returns to sea after overhaul

first_img View post tag: HII US Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), dubbed the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of over $13 billion, departed Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) after 15 months of repairs.The ship started trials after undergoing rectification work on a number of first-of-class issues identified during the ship’s previous underway.“I am proud of the crew’s efforts to get USS Gerald R. Ford back out to sea,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The Navy has diligently tackled issues associated with this first-in-class ship and will continue to do so. All are eager to demonstrate Ford’s capacity to deliver combat power. There is more work to do, but this is a great milestone.”Ford is starting trials days after a House Armed Services Committee subpanel on readiness hearing during which the aircraft carrier caused friction between Congress and the navy.During the hearing, Secretary Spencer attacked Congress members saying they “continually disparage the Ford as a program.”This was in response to Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), who called the ship “a nuclear-powered floating berthing barge.”At the same hearing, Vice Adm. Tom Moore acknowledged that the ship might not start its first deployment before 2024, due to issues with the many new technologies incorporated into the ship.As previously outlined by the director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E), the issues include poor or unknown reliability of the newly designed catapults, arresting gear, weapons elevators, and radar. All these systems are critical for flight operations and DOT&E noted they could affect the ability of CVN 78 to generate sorties, make the ship more vulnerable to attack, or create limitations during routine operations.Below is a video of the carrier getting underway for trials:Prior to getting underway on October 25, CVN 78 conducted a multi-day, pier-side “Fast Cruise,” where the crew worked through simulated at-sea operating scenarios. Gerald R. Ford then departed NNS and headed into the Atlantic Ocean for sea trials, putting into practice lessons learned from the Fast Cruise and starting a critical phase of underway testing.While at sea off the Virginia coast, the crew, in cooperation with NNS engineers and shipyard employees, will run through a sequence of evolutions to test and validate systems maintained or modified during the extended maintenance period, known as a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).The PSA included combat systems installations, throttle control system improvements, propulsion train component repairs, and corrections to discrepancies identified during prior testing, and completion of 304 berthing spaces. The HII-NNS team also completed construction of four advanced weapon elevators (AWE), upgraded advanced arresting gear (AAG) water twisters, and fully outfitted all galley spaces.Sea trials are the culminating event prior CVN 78’s ship returning to Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The ship will then enter a postdelivery test and trials period to certify fuel systems, conduct aircraft compatibility testing, certify the flight deck, and test the combat systems installed aboard the ship. View post tag: USS Gerald R. Ford Photo: Photo: US Navycenter_img View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Bakeries make up majority of food and drink start-ups

first_imgBakery businesses have accounted for the greatest number of food and drink start-ups in the past six months, according to a new study.Based on Companies House data for the 1,725 food manufacturing businesses registered between 1 September 2018 and 1 March this year, 269 were involved with the baking sector, accounting for 15.6% of food and drink start-ups.The next largest group was the 198 of businesses involved in wine, cider or beer production, which accounted for 11.5% of the total.According to researchers at analyst Alert Business Insight (Alert BI), this showed the greatest number of new businesses had been in markets where entrepreneurs saw scope to provide products that met consumer demand for something different and unique in terms of flavour, quality or provenance of ingredients.“The 269 new baking companies established over the past six months equates to a start-up rate of over 500 per year – a 17% increase in numbers in an industry that has approximately 3,000 established firms,” reported Alert BI in the study. “That’s a lot of new competition!”“On the face of it, the data points to a boom in independent food production, driven – at least in part – by the commitment of new entrepreneurs to providing high-quality products. For many entrepreneurs, food represents not just a business opportunity but a mission.”However, researchers warned that the failure rates in the food and drink industry were “depressingly high”, with around 90% of new companies starting in the sector forced to close their doors within a few years.Key challenges for new businesses seeking to gain supermarket listings included the limited amount of shelf space available, and being able to supply in bulk.“In addition to product quality – and whether or not it will be attractive to consumers – they are looking for suppliers who can ship the required volumes while also putting the work in to build their own brands,” stated the report. “From a supplier point of view, this can create problems that are difficult, and sometimes impossible, to overcome.”Another potential stumbling block, according to Alert BI, is failure by new suppliers to appreciate the funding and cash flow issues they are likely to face as they begin to scale up production to meet growing demand.last_img read more

Faculty Council meeting held Feb. 10

first_imgAt its eighth meeting of the year on Feb. 10, the Faculty Council heard a proposal to create a committee on Global Health and Health Policy and was briefed on the work of the Security Advisory Committee. The next council meeting is on Feb. 24. The preliminary deadline for the April 6 Faculty meeting is March 22 at 9:30 a.m.last_img