Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgCement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

These FTSE 100 stocks’ high dividend yields look safe to me in this market crash

first_img 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. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 16th March, 2020 These FTSE 100 stocks’ high dividend yields look safe to me in this market crash Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) last week and stock markets crashed following that move. Policy responses such as quantitative easing and increased government spending should hold the FTSE together in the days ahead. But the fact is, no one’s certain how long this situation will last. What’s certain is that some sectors will be harder hit than others in the coming days. I’d bear this in mind when I invest for dividend yields. Badly hit by the stock market crashThis is a good time for income investing with dividend yields at very attractive levels. Of FTSE 100 stocks, 16 offer over 10% yields at present. At least some of these, however are avoidable for now. Consider, for example, FTSE 100 travel stocks TUI and Carnival, both of which have been hit hard by restrictions on people’s movement. Both offer high yields, of 12.5% and 12.3% respectively. But I don’t know now if they will be able to sustain dividends in the long term. I’d much rather wait a little longer and see how things play out for this segment. 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…Good dividend yields and good prospectsStocks like the multi-commodity miner Glencore and the insurance biggie Aviva look like good bets however. I flagged both of them as potential buys last week, and their yields look even better now at 12.5% and 11.3% respectively.  I also like the FTSE 100 miner Rio Tinto, which has a dividend yield of 10.2% now. Its share price has fallen by 24.3% since the start of 2020 (which also explains the high yield), but that’s still less than the fall in the FTSE 100 index of 29.4%. This says something about investor faith in the stock. The contrarian bets For investors who don’t mind an occasional contrarian buy, there are at least three FTSE 100 stocks that offer rich rewards. Two of these are the big FTSE 100 oil companies Royal Dutch Shell and BP, which offer dividend yields of 13.6% and 11.9% respectively at current prices.  These have been hit by a double whammy of the coronavirus-driven stock market meltdown and the sharp fall in oil prices. At the time of writing this, the Brent crude price was likely to end the week with a 24% fall to $33.40, according to CNBC, making it the worst fall since December 2008. With the global economy looking uncertain again, oil prices may well remain weak for the foreseeable future. Both poor demand and prices are bad news for oil producers.  I’ve been slightly doubtful about both RDSB and BP given their poor recent financial results. But the fact is that both are also dependable income stocks. Even if they were to cut dividends, their yields could still keep the income investor quite happy. Over the longer term, of course, the future of big oil has a big question mark around it. For now, however, they’re still stocks to watch. The FTSE 100 real estate developer Persimmon, which has an almost 11% yield is also one I’d consider. It’s a unique buy that offers both capital growth and a high dividend. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh Image source: Getty Images. Manika Premsingh owns shares of BP and Glencore. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.last_img read more

Building in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitectura

first_img Ana Cravinho ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937980/building-in-rua-de-sao-marcal-sia-arquitectura Clipboard 2018 Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Ardex, BRUMA, Duravit, Efapel, Robbialac, Sanindusa, JNF, Sanitana Save this picture!© João Guimarães+ 39Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Year:  Building in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitecturaSave this projectSaveBuilding in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitectura Portugal Photographs Architects: SIA arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Building in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitectura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937980/building-in-rua-de-sao-marcal-sia-arquitectura Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Lisbon, Portugal Engineering:Betar, ConsulplanoLandscape:Margarida Lucas Pires e Sara AmadoCollaborators:Rita Ferreira, Sofia RodriguesCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© João GuimarãesRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The project divides a house in two. Each one has a distinctive atmosphere: one surrounding a garden, filtering the sunlight and protected from the outside; the other developing in height, designed from the sunlight that permeates it.Save this picture!© João GuimarãesSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© João GuimarãesThe Ground House inhabits within itself. We characterized each space autonomously: a vaulted entrance, a long working space, a narrow staircase running through a bookcase, a room with a tree in the window, another room with two pyramids. Reinvented spaces succeed each one and tell different stories.Save this picture!© João GuimarãesThe High House preserves a greater part of the original house’s memory. We connected the living room spaces and realigned the windows to allow sunlight to move across the building from the ceiling, the street and the garden. The attic maintains its original plan morphology that resulted in impossible shapes and light thresholds. The staircase pours into a large meeting space where the children’s rooms converge.Save this picture!© João GuimarãesSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© João GuimarãesProject gallerySee allShow less3V House / Studio MK27Selected ProjectsCAC Live: “City on a Hill” Book TalkLecture Share “COPY” ArchDaily Area:  5102 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Lead Architect: Photographs:  João Guimarães Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeSIA arquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationLisbonPortugalPublished on April 23, 2020Cite: “Building in Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitectura” [Edifício na Rua de São Marçal / SIA arquitectura] 23 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Mystery marriage referendum signs appear in city

first_imgNewsMystery marriage referendum signs appear in cityBy John Keogh – May 14, 2015 746 Advertisement Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads A photograph taken by Paul Tarpey of the poster on Todd’s BowA photograph taken by Paul Tarpey of the poster on Todd’s Bowby Aoife McLoughlin and Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A MYSTERY homophobic sign depicting two men holding hands with a child was discovered this week on Todd’s Bow, between Cruises Street and William Street.The sign was shared widely on social media after it was discovered at the weekend by Paul Tarpey, senior lecturer at LSAD (Limerick School of Art and Design), who says the area has been used for “anti-gay graffiti” over the years.Under a heading reading ‘Progress’, the men in the drawing suggest that they should “adopt a yellow one next” to become “the Branjalena of Ireland” and to be “the coolest family at this year’s LGBT parade”.Mr Tarpey, who has conducted research in the area of political graffiti and imagery, believes that the person who created the image “knew about iconography”.“There is very strong iconography and it has been so carefully done. I think it was someone who knew about iconography. You see the flag and the word progress and you think it’s a Yes vote. The artistic quality is actually unique. It is like the traditional celebratory sketches of ‘We are out and we are proud’ kind of thing.“In 1969 gay people in New York started the Stone Wall Club riots and the guys during the marches were dressed like those in the poster. The child they are holding is actually the Iona icon,” Mr Tarpey told the Limerick Post.According to Mr Tarpey, similar signs had been seen on the Dock Road.Dave Cuddihy, spokesperson for Yes Equality Limerick, said the group was aware of the poster.He told the Limerick Post: “It is very unfortunate to see the artist has felt the need to rely on such a measure to get their point across.“Across the city and county we have hundreds of volunteers on the ground each day engaging in civil and respectful conversations about this referendum and we are delighted to have had such a positive reception in Limerick.”Mr Cuddihy said the group was “under no illusions that we will see a lot more of this questionable behaviour” during the closing stages of the campaign.He continued: “But we must remain focused on our objective and about the central question in the referendum – providing constitutional equality to gay and lesbian citizens without undermining the rights of others.”Mr Cuddihy concluded: “If anyone feels strongly about the contents of this poster and wishes to join Yes Equality canvas groups in the final days of our campaign they can contact us by emailing [email protected]” Facebook Previous articlePlans for international film studio for LimerickNext articleCouncillors furious over lack of funding for social housing in West Limerick John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Printcenter_img TAGSfeaturedLGBTlimerickmarriage equality referendumYes Equality Limerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Study: Economy On More Solid Ground, Housing May Soon Follow

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 10, 2014 4,017 Views Related Articles Now that the overall economy is on more solid ground, Wells Fargo economists suggest that housing may soon follow in its footsteps, according to Wells Fargo’s Housing Chartbook for October 2014 released on Thursday.The second quarter real GDP growth was recently revised to a higher annualized rate of 4.6 percent, and the unemployment rate has fallen below 6 percent for the first time since 2008. Data on consumer spending and employment for the third quarter suggests that the economy will close out 2014 on a high note, according to Wells Fargo. The economists indicated in the report that they believe real GDP growth will average 3 percent per annum for the next two years.Improvement in the economy, however, has not translated into improvement for the housing market to date except for a few isolated markets such as Austin, Charlotte, and Nashville, all of which experienced strong employment and income growth, according to Wells Fargo’s report. New and existing home sales remain disappointing despite the improved economic conditions, with investors stepping away at a faster rate than traditional buyers are returning. Many new households choosing renting over buying, according to Wells Fargo.While some predict that the housing market is poised for more rentals than buys for years to come, particularly among millennials, Wells Fargo suggests the contrary. Because foreclosures, delinquencies, and mortgages in a negative equity position have all been steadily declining over the last few years, Wells Fargo economists predict that home sales will improve and the demand for mortgages will revive once households are more confident about income and employment. Tighter lending standards have prevented many from obtaining a mortgage loan, according to Wells Fargo.New home sales saw an 18 percent increase nationwide in August, sending them to their highest level since 2008. The Northeast and West experienced the largest gains in new home sales with 29.2 percent and 50 percent, respectively, according to Wells Fargo. The surge in new home sales matches the monthly gain in builder sentiment; the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Home Builder Sentiment Index jumped 4 points in September up to 59, its best score in nine years.Existing home sales fell off by 1.8 percent in August, but the decline in all-cash transactions (down 6 percentage points to 23 percent) suggests that investors are becoming less active in the housing market, according to Wells Fargo. Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Study: Economy On More Solid Ground, Housing May Soon Follow Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Economy Home Sales Housing Market Wells Fargo 2014-10-10 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Consumer Confidence Consumer Sentiment Economy Home Sales Housing Market Wells Fargo Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 10/10/2014 Next: Consumer Spending Rises for Second Straight Month Home / Daily Dose / Study: Economy On More Solid Ground, Housing May Soon Follow Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Top Concerns for Investors

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Top Concerns for Investors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The trade war is on everyone’s minds, especially investors. According to a survey from SophisticatedInvestor.com, the U.S.-China Trade War is the top geopolitical or economic event investors are worried about, with 45.8% if investors citing it as their top concern. The trade wars are twice as important as the national debt and significantly higher than interest rate cuts from the Fed. Other factors of concern to investors include tensions in the Persian Gulf.When demographic filters were applied to the results factoring specifically 35 to 44 years old, the percentage of investors concerned the most about the trade war increased to 47.6%, and even further to 48.2% with males of that age bracket.“The fact that nearly half of all respondents to the survey sighted the US-China trade war as the primary concern for the direct effects on investment portfolios, comes as little surprise,” SophisticatedInvestor.com notes. “Over the past couple of weeks, financial markets have endured a roller coaster ride specifically attributed to uncertainties surrounding the escalating trade war between the two countries. The general consensus amongst analysts is the market volatility will continue until the trade war ceases between the US and China.”Just 11% of respondents stated that the Fed’s interest rate cuts worried them most when it came to the health of their investment portfolio, while 8.4% of respondents indicated that they worried most about the effects of the escalating tensions pertaining to the Hong Kong protests on the health of their investment portfolio. This number jumped to 9.5% when demographic filters were applied specifically to those 65.Another concern is increasing tensions in the Persian Gulf between Iran and Britain. Around 4.8% of investors surveyed cited  Persian Gulf tensions as a concern for their portfolios, and this percentage leaps to 8.7% when demographic filters are applied to the survey results, factoring specifically males between 55 and 64. Economy Investment Portfolios Trade 2019-08-27 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. August 27, 2019 1,006 Views Previous: Employment’s Correlation with Housing Next: Zombie Homes are Nationwide About Author: Seth Welborn Top Concerns for Investors The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Economy Investment Portfolios Trade Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Subscribelast_img read more

Kerala High Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Sunny Leone In Cheating Case

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala High Court Grants Interim Protection From Arrest To Sunny Leone In Cheating Case LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK10 Feb 2021 7:41 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court, today granted interim protection from arrest to actor Sunny Leone(officially named Karenjt Kaur Vohra), her husband Daniel Weber and their employee Sunil Rajani who had filed anticipatory bail application apprehending arrest in a cheating case. A single bench of Justice Ashok Menon also ordered that police should serve notice on them under Section 41A of the Code…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court, today granted interim protection from arrest to actor Sunny Leone(officially named Karenjt Kaur Vohra), her husband Daniel Weber and their employee Sunil Rajani who had filed anticipatory bail application apprehending arrest in a cheating case. A single bench of Justice Ashok Menon also ordered that police should serve notice on them under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure if their presence was required for interrogation.The bench has also issued notice to the de facto complainant K Shiyaz.Sunny Leone, her husband Daniel Weber and her employee Sunil Rajani had approached the High Court after an FIR was registered against them for offences under Sections 406, 420 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code on an allegation that they failed to perform a stage show as per an agreement after accepting Rs 39 lakhs as consideration.They contended that the agreement was with respect to a stage show to be performed at Calicut in May 2018. It is stated that after the agreement was finalized after accepting 50% of the balance consideration, the organizer wanted to postpone the show by three months, which was not agreeable to the petitioners. They further contended that the organizers insisted to change the agreed date and venue on many occasion and demanded the performance of the contract without paying the balance consideration. The petitioners claim that they had reached Kochi on February 14, 2019 to perform a show on the Valentines Day under the bona fide belief that the balance amounts would be paid to them. But the complainants did not pay the amount and instead coerced the petitioners to perform the show.Since it is a pure contractual dispute, the FIR registered for cheating and criminal breach of trust is unsustainable in law, the petitioners argued. Leone was questioned by the Crime Branch officials last week.Next Storylast_img read more

College choir gives credence to cultural arts center

first_imgSkip “The concert by the Birmingham-Southern choir is a realization of the board’s mission and the mission of the Johnson Center for the Arts to expose young people to the arts and to provide opportunities for them to participate in the arts. We are doing that. The center is a venue for all the arts and that is so exciting.”Gibson expressed appreciation to Dr. Jeff Kensmore and his choir for making the JCA a stop on their 2018 Concert Choir Tour.Gibson said the support of the community has been a catalyst in expanding the JCA’s mission to include music, drama and dance.“The community shares the success of the Johnson Center,” he said. “Just look at what the Troy Music Study Club did for the center with the donation of the Mason Hamlin grand piano. It opened doors to many musical opportunities. And, our doors are always open and there is no admission charge. We want people to come and be exposed to the arts and come back again and again.”Hours for the Johnson Center for the Arts are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. “The Gibson Family upper gallery is ideal for small performing arts events and we are beginning to have more of those events. We are truly becoming a cultural arts center.”Mack Gibson, board member and past board chair, agreed. He was in attendance Saturday when the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Choir took the stage at the Johnson Center.“The choir sang a cappella and, when they started to sing, their voices went up to the ceiling and came back down and enveloped the audience,” Gibson said. “It thrilled my heart. I sat there thinking, ‘I’m so glad I’m here. I’m so glad that I have given my energy to this.’” Gibson said hearing the beautiful voices of those young people thrilled his heart. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson College choir gives credence to cultural arts center Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder When the Johnson Center for the Arts opened its doors 10 years ago, dreams came true.Patrons of the arts had been hoping and planning and, perhaps, sending up a prayer or two, for a cultural arts center in Troy and Pike County.Today, the JCA is even more than most of those who sat on the board of the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Foundation dared to imagine. In the formative years, the focus of the JCA was on the visual arts. And, very quickly, the arts center on East Walnut Street in downtown Troy became widely known for the quality of exhibitions it offered year round. Not only did the JCA feature noted state and local artists, it also featured nationally and intentionally acclaimed artists.Today, the Johnson Center for the Arts has the reputation of a highly regarded visual arts center. But the board’s desire was for the arts center to be a venue for all the arts – music, theater and dance as well as the visual arts.“The Johnson Center is a wonderful space for exhibiting artwork and it is just as wonderful for the performing arts,” said Wiley White, JCA exhibition coordinator. “For almost as long as we have been hanging artwork, we have invited the artists to participate in ArtTalks, which have been popular with our docents and patrons of the arts. You Might Like HONORED: Chief Deputy Dennis Riley retires After 30 years of service with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Chief Deputy Dennis Riley said retirement is an “exciting,… read more Book Nook to reopencenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Latest Stories Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:30 pm Wednesday, March 28, 2018 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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

Callon Petroleum lowers bid to acquire Carrizo Oil & Gas

first_img Image: Callon Petroleum lowers Carrizo bid. Photo: courtesy of skeeze/Pixabay. Callon Petroleum, a Permian Basin-focused company has lowered its offer to acquire rival Texas-based energy company Carrizo Oil & Gas in an all-stock deal.Under the amended merger agreement, Carrizo shareholders are now offered 1.75 CPE shares for each share held, down from the earlier offer of 2.05 CPE shares.As per the amended exchange ratio, Callon’s shareholders will hold a nearly 58% stake in the combined company, while Carrizo’s shareholders will hold the remaining stake of around 42%.The merger is expected to create a major oil and gas company with development operations across a portfolio of oil-weighted assets located in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.Callon president and CEO Joe Gatto said: “Since announcing the transaction, we have had extensive and valued dialogue with our shareholders, who have expressed support for the industrial logic and strategic merits of this transaction.“In recognition of evolving investor expectations for a successful combination in the current environment, we have agreed to revised terms with Carrizo that enable value-creation opportunities for both shareholder bases.”Based on the closing prices on the July 12 pre-announcement date, the amended exchange ratio represents a premium of 6.7% to Carrizo shareholders.Callon’s acquisition of Carrizo Oil & Gas faced shareholder oppositionThe previous merger bid was opposed by the former’s shareholder Paulson & Co.Paulson, which is a New York-based investment management firm, held a stake of 9.5% in the Permian Basin-focused company.Following the acquisition, Callon is expected to have a footprint of nearly 200,000 net acres in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale, which includes more than 90,000 net acres in the Delaware Basin, and around 2,500 total gross horizontal drilling locations.Carrizo president and CEO S.P. “Chip” Johnson, IV said: “We believe that a combination with Callon creates the most value for our shareholders.“Under the revised terms of the merger, Carrizo shareholders will have meaningful participation in the upside of a strong company that reflects current investor priorities, and benefits from the enhanced operational efficiencies needed to be a low-cost producer in today’s dynamic pricing environment.” Under the amended merger agreement, Carrizo shareholders are now offered 1.75 CPE shares for each share held, down from the earlier offer of 2.05 CPE shareslast_img read more

GAO: New technologies could endanger Columbia SSBN schedules

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Immature technologies could endanger Columbia-class schedule, costs, GAO warns Immature technologies could endanger Columbia-class schedule, costs, GAO warns Equipment & technology Share this article The US Navy’s next generation of ballistic missile submarines could encounter cost overruns and unexpected delays caused by new and under-tested technologies, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has warned.GAO noted that additional development and testing on several Columbia-class submarine technologies were required to demonstrate their maturity.The systems requiring more testing are critical to the submarines’ performance, including the Integrated Power System, nuclear reactor, common missile compartment, and propulsor and related coordinated stern technologies, according to GAO.“[As a result], it is unknown at this point whether they will work as expected, be delayed, or cost more than planned. Any unexpected delays could postpone the deployment of the lead submarine past the 2031 deadline,” GAO said.The navy’s Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines will replace the 14 Ohio-class that currently provide the sea-based leg of the US nuclear triad, slated to begin retiring in 2027. The first Columbia must begin patrols in 2031 to prevent a gap in deterrent capabilities; the class will ultimately carry up to 70 percent of the nation’s strategic nuclear capability. The program is a top Navy priority with an expected cost of $267 billion over its life cycle, including $128 billion to research, develop, and buy 12 submarines.The navy intends to complete much of the submarine’s overall design prior to starting construction to reduce the risk of cost and schedule growth.However, the Navy recently awarded a contract for detail design while critical technologies remain unproven—a practice not in line with best practices that has led to cost growth and schedule delays on other programs, according to GAO.GAO had suggested that Congress consider requiring additional reporting on these technologies but, before this report issued, legislation passed that did so. You can read the full report here View post tag: GAO View post tag: Columbia-class December 26, 2017last_img read more