Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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How I use the Warren Buffett way to make money investing

first_img When I think about Warren Buffett, the first thing that comes to mind is consistency. It’s the hardest skill to master for investors.Any idiot (including me) can get lucky on a speculative bet. It’s like picking red or black at the roulette wheel. But following the Warren Buffett way will help me grow the biggest pile of long-term wealth.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…So what does he do, and how does he do it?Avoid risk to make moneyWhenever someone wants me to get involved in high-risk investments, they always focus on the huge possible rewards. It’s funny how they never mention the crippling potential downside if it all goes wrong.The thing that really made Warren Buffett a legendary value investor is avoiding risk. That might read like a boring sentence! But investing should be boring. When it starts getting risky and exciting, that’s when I start to lose money. And Warren Buffett didn’t make $88.5bn by chasing fads.In the dotcom boom from 1998 to 2000, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway was ridiculed for ignoring internet stocks. But it was this discipline for avoiding buzzy, overvalued companies that saved him.From March 2000 to October 2002, the tech-focused NASDAQ fell 78%, losing all its gains from the bubble. Over the same period, Berkshire Hathaway gained 80%! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: The Motley Fool 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” How I use the Warren Buffett way to make money investing 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. Warren Buffett: ignore the newsTake any flavour-of-the-month stock or asset. Bitcoin. The so-called ‘silver squeeze’ . GameStop. It’s generating huge amounts of headlines and investors are falling over themselves to throw cash at it.As a value investor who follows the Warren Buffett system I want to do the exact opposite. I want to buy high-quality shares at the lowest-possible risk. That means buying good companies when no-one is talking about them. When prices are depressed and out of whack with the long-term value I think I’ll receive.I can use his favoured valuation methods like price-to-earnings ratios to see if company shares are cheap. Warren Buffett also likes to focus on margin: that is, how much profit a company makes from the products it sells.It’s just a fact that high-margin companies are more likely to recover from a short-term bad spell than those that have to spend a lot of money to bring in their cash.Think price vs valueIt took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what Warren Buffett actually meant by: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get”.Often share prices really have no relation to how much value is on offer. Sometime the market is super-optimistic about a company’s chances of making profits. Sometimes it is super-pessimistic.I want to follow the Warren Buffett way. That is: to buy companies with good track records when everyone else sees the glass as half empty, not half full. That way I can pay a relatively low price and get good value for my money.It’s not a casino, a lottery ticket, or a get-rich-quick scheme. But this is the way I’ll grow my wealth long term.   Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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Arizona Wildcat’s pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans

first_imgWednesday Sep 30, 2015 Arizona Wildcat’s pre-match Haka has angered rugby fans As we all know, when one thinks of the Haka, we think of the All Blacks. In reality there are multiple ‘Hakas’ that take place around the country of New Zealand, and indeed the Pacific Islands too. It’s part of their culture, but has now been used at a US college football match.While all Pacific Island teams at the Rugby World Cup have been performing their own traditional war dances, as seen here, this one is clearly the Haka, except really badly done.#Cringe.It’s led by Wildcat’s offensive lineman Lene Maiava, who no doubt has some connections to New Zealand or Polynesian culture, but something is just a bit off about this, and vocal rugby fans haven’t been shy to share their thoughts about it on the internet.UPDATE (Oct 2nd): The Arizona Wildcats have decided to do away with the pre-game ritual after widespread negative reaction, following the video above going viral. As reported by the New Zealand Herald, a spokesman told the newspaper that they will no longer be performing the Haka, after thousands of opinions were shared online, and one Kiwi expat started a petition. They have apologised for any offence caused.“The Arizona football program has a strong lineage of Polynesian student-athletes, and in 2009, a group of players wished to share this aspect of their culture with their teammates and community,” the spokesman explained.“As a result, the Ka Mate haka, which had been popularized throughout the world by the All Blacks and recognized by other members of the team, became part of the program’s on-field pregame preparation starting that year.“Even though that intent remains the same today, we’ve been made aware that a segment of the population is unhappy that the haka is being performed. As a result, we have decided to discontinue the activity.”Full articleADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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The Dune House / Wolveridge Architects

first_img Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/429476/the-dune-house-wolveridge-architects Clipboard “COPY” The Dune House / Wolveridge Architects The Dune House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Dune House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellHouses•Australia Projects Year:  2010 “COPY” photographs:  Derek SwalwellPhotographs:  Derek Swalwell+ 24 Sharecenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/429476/the-dune-house-wolveridge-architects Clipboard Australia Houses Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. The dune project is a further study of the fundamental relationship that a building can have with its landscape and broader context.  This core principle is an ongoing concern to our practice.  The site, a flat allotment of 1600sq.m provided a framework for the program to explore.  The dwelling is a series of interconnected pavilions.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellTwo linear forms (bedrooms/garage) identical in dimension surround a central core (living/kitchen).  The forms themselves intend to express simplicity and are derived from a ‘plantation’ context with long, low rooflines and light in appearance.  The main living pavilion is characterized at the street by heavy timber framing, intended to support flourishing growth to restrict the hot western sun from the building.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThere is a suggestion that this element is of the landscape and serves to project the two adjoining wings as the principle architectural elements for the dwelling.  It may be the connecting spaces that provide a greater richness of experience for the residents and their visitors.  In response to the brief the building program provides extensive accommodation, 4 dedicated bedrooms with a fifth option and a range of intimate and generous living spaces both internal and external which share different realms of the landscape.  All rooms open externally and can be reached under the cover of roof.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellThey are characterized by large openings and a conscious consideration for cross-ventilation, reducing the reliance on airconditioning.  Water is an element that is integral to this project.  Here it is used as a connecting element and articulates the interface between buildings while providing a sense of reflection and recreational activity.  Upon arrival through an external front door, visitors are confronted with a water body and immediate connection to the dune thicket that exists beyond.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellA sense of surprise at this junction, the pond becomes a pool with semi-submerged fencing adjacent to an off form concrete frame which itself serves to articulate this interface between the public and private realms within the dwelling.  The main living room is a spacious volume which overlooks water on two sides with a view across it to a large, expansive landscape and dune corridor beyond.  A smaller, intimate lawn area to the immediate north connects the living and private study area to the landscape.  It provides a place for the bare foot to touch earth, an important activity in the context of the house and landscape connection.  Structure is elemental which is intended to be both economical and convey a sense of articulation in form.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellPolished concrete floor slabs, external connecting spaces clad using hardwood decks, walls are corefilled masonry rendered inside and out with black japan stained timber cladding forming the connection between roof and walls.  Wall planes extend and promote the linear nature of the floor plan and provide privacy to master bedroom courtyards.  Colourbond roofs are either scissor or conventional trusses.  The project, constructed during a difficult economical period has been the major construction in the village during this past year and helped a great deal of local trades.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessMark Wigley Steps Down as Dean of Columbia University’s GSAPPArchitecture NewsCould Ho Chi Minh City’s Architecture Be Saved by Its Economic Rut?Articles Share Copy Year:  Architects: Wolveridge Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2010 CopyAbout this officeWolveridge ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesAustraliaPublished on September 23, 2013Cite: “The Dune House / Wolveridge Architects” 23 Sep 2013. 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Jewson announces 2016 Building Better Communities winners

first_img  55 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 14 July 2016 | News Tagged with: Awards About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Jewson has announced that 28 projects from across the UK have won its 2016 Building Better Communities competition, with each receiving a share of the £250,000 prize fund.The Eden-Rose Coppice Trust won the top prize of a £150,000 transformation, with the remaining 27 projects each winning a share of the £100,000 regional prize fund.More than 1,800 community projects were nominated in the competition, which launched in March. These were reduced to a shortlist of 59 by employees and suppliers from across the UK, and the shortlist then put to a public vote and further judging.The 27 regional winners will each receive between £1,000 to £6,000 to spend on building materials.The winners received their prizes at an awards ceremony at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, presented by property expert and TV presenter, Sarah Beeny.This year saw the prize fund increased from 2015’s £100,000. Suppliers involved in the 2016 Building Better Communities include British Gypsum, Marshalls, VELUX, Polypipe and Tarmac.David Fenton, marketing director at Jewson, said:“We received a huge number of entries and a record number of votes via Facebook so it’s a great achievement for the winners. We recognise that there are community buildings across the UK in need of some care and attention, so we upped the prize for 2016 to ensure that we help turn these buildings into spaces that entire communities can enjoy.” Advertisement  56 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Jewson announces 2016 Building Better Communities winners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10last_img read more

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Online Math Learning Platform Cuemath Raises USD 40 Million in Series C Round

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Online Math Learning Platform Cuemath Raises USD 40 Million in Series C Round WhatsApp Pinterest BENGALURU, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Cuemath, a leader in online math learning, today announced the closure of its Series C round of financing. The USD 40 million round was led by Lightstone Aspada and Alpha Wave Incubation and saw participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital India, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) and Manta Ray. Cuemath is founded by Manan Khurma, who has personally taught Math to over 10,000 students, “Globally, education is undergoing a massive transformation, driven by digital formats allowing students to leverage best practices from anywhere in the world. Today, just the online math tutoring space is a USD 30 billion global market. But brick-and-mortar stores are not able to adapt and scale fast enough as they rely on teaching techniques that are generations old,” Manan Khurma, Founder and CEO, Cuemath said. “Cuemath’s proprietary methodology challenges the old-school practices. We treat math not just as a subject, but a life skill, with our sessions designed to impact students’ logical reasoning abilities. This fundraise gives us the opportunity to further build our technology while expanding our base to deliver the Cuemath advantage to millions of students worldwide,” Khurma added. Since its inception, Cuemath has built a highly differentiated learning model on the back of its technology platform and gamified pedagogy. This has helped it drive retention rates as high as 75%+ across India and the US, while maintaining conversion rates as high as 60%+ across its organic channels. Cuemath focuses on Math, as not just as another school subject, but as a life skill. Students are given personal attention by a Cuemath-trained Math expert based in India, with real-time intervention in a one to few (maximum of 6 students in a class) digital classroom. Each student is on a personalized learning path. This model allows delivering 1:1 quality learning outcomes with 1 to many economics. Cuemath’s proprietary methodology delivers proven outcomes allowing students to double their speed of solving Math questions within 12 months. Superior learning outcomes have driven the average subscription tenure up by more than 50% across India and the US. Currently, close to 60,000 students from across 10 countries spend an average of five hours on the platform each month. Cuemath also empowers educated and well-qualified women in India by providing them with an alternate and flexible career option to join as teachers with the Cuemath program. At present, more than 96% of the teachers engaged at Cuemath are women. The new funding will be used to drive expansion of the Cuemath platform globally to deliver the Cuemath pedagogy to millions of math students worldwide. The company will build on its successful launch in the US to further scale up in the geography, along with other international markets. Leading investment bank IndigoEdge was the exclusive advisor to Cuemath for this transaction. Quotes: Lightstone Aspada “The future of education (and work) lies in building and strengthening 21st century life-skills among learners. By unbundling math+ using a smart interface, trained & empathetic tutors and a unique pedagogy, Cuemath demonstrates tremendous potential to achieve its global ambition to scale the love for math+, an essential life-skill, among learners. We look forward to partnering with the inspiring leadership at Cuemath on this growth journey,”Divya Venkatavaraghavan, Principal, LGT Lightstone Aspada said. Alpha Wave Incubation Anirudh Singh, Managing Director, Alpha Wave Incubation said in a press statement, “ Online math tutoring has proven to be a global market opportunity. We were very impressed by Cuemath’s ability to successfully deliver top-tier learning outcomes through its technology platform and gamification-driven pedagogy. Its success in India and the US, while maintaining high quality unit economics differentiates the company and proves Cuemath’s ability to tap into the massive global market opportunity.” Sequoia Capital India “Cuemath has always focused on building educational products that are laser-focused on improving learning outcomes. A curriculum, that has been developed and refined over several years combined with a digital live learning platform, has resulted in the program’s rapid adoption among global audiences. This round is an important milestone in their journey and the Sequoia Capital India team is thrilled to continue their support of Manan and his team as they scale beyond India and into global markets,”Abheek Anand, Managing Director, Sequoia India commented. CapitalG Commenting on the funding, David Lawee, Founder and General Partner,CapitalGsaid, “Cuemath is leveraging leading-edge technology to bring much-needed improvements in the global tutoring market, applying their differentiated, proven and affordable pedagogies to millions of K-12 students across the globe. We are proud to continue supporting Manan Khurma and his team on their journey to bring high-quality math and coding instruction to millions of students worldwide.” Manta Ray “We are delighted to be able to continue supporting Cuemath in this next phase of their business growth. We strongly believe that with this round of funding, Cuemath is wellpositioned to be counted among the leaders in math learning globally – a vital part of any person’s education journey,”Lawrence Barclay from Manta Ray said. *** About Cuemath Cuemath is India’s leading online math learning and coding program or KG-10th grade students across all school boards, spread over 10+ countries (UK, USA, UAE, Singapore, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and more). The Cuemath Program has been designed to build a strong math and coding foundation in children by sharpening their knowledge of concepts, aptitude and reasoning skills. Students in the Cuemath program are taught by world class teachers from India’s premier institutions, in tailor-made sessions, created to focus on the individual needs of the students. About Lightstone Aspada Formed in partnership with Aspada and LGT in August 2019, LGT Lightstone Aspada is the Indiafocused impact investment platform of LGT Lightstone. Aspada, backed by the Soros Economic Development Fund, has been a pioneering investor in commercially scalable, high impact businesses across food supply chains, healthcare, education and financial services in India over the last decade. LGT Lightstone is LGT Group’s impact investing initiative to build a global multi-billion dollar direct investing platform focused on scalable businesses that provide access to improved livelihoods, information and services for underserved consumers around the world and/or promote sustainable resource utilization. About Alpha Wave Incubation Alpha Wave Incubation (AWI) is a USD 300 million venture fund managed by Falcon Edge Capital. AWI has a dedicated team across London, Bangalore and Abu Dhabi. The fund invests in early-stage tech-enabled, disruptive start-ups in India and Southeast Asia. In addition to providing outstanding founders with early-stage capital, AWI offers access to an unrivaled set of support mechanisms for business-building, while also helping companies expand globally and open up new markets in the GCC/MENA region and beyond. About Falcon Edge Capital Falcon Edge Capital is a diversified global alternative asset manager co-founded in 2012 by Rick Gerson, Navroz D. Udwadia and Ryan Khoury. Falcon Edge manages approximately USD 4 billion in assets across public and private markets. Falcon Edge has offices in New York, London and Bangalore. The firm offers a variety of investment products and strategies that cover a number of asset classes, themes and geographies. About Sequoia Capital India Sequoia helps daring founders build legendary companies, from idea to IPO and beyond. Sequoia India operates in Southeast Asia and India where they actively partner with founders from a wide range of companies, across categories, including BYJU’s, Carousell, Druva, Gojek, OYO Rooms, Tokopedia, Truecaller, Zilingo, Zomato and more. Sequoia spurs founders to push the boundaries of what’s possible. In partnering with Sequoia, startups benefit from 48 years of tribal knowledge and lessons learned, working with companies like Airbnb, Alibaba, Apple, Dropbox, Google, LinkedIn and Stripe early on. From the beginning, non-profits have been the backbone of their LP base, which means the founders’ accomplishments make a meaningful difference. The majority of profits are returned to great causes like the Ford Foundation, Mayo Clinic and MIT. For more information on Sequoia’s work in India and SE Asia, visit sequoiacap.com/india About CapitalG CapitalG, Alphabet’s independent growth fund, helps remarkable entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their businesses. We partner with transformational companies as they navigate the challenges of scaling by connecting them to the latest technology and brightest minds at Alphabet. CapitalG is proud to have worked with many of the most consequential technology companies across the world, including Aye Finance, Cuemath, Cardekho, Practo, and Commonfloor in India. To learn more, visit www.CapitalG.com. About Manta Ray Manta Ray is an early-stage venture capital fund backing mission-driven founders addressing significant global challenges through applying leading-edge technologies. The fund provides flexible and patient capital, leveraging time, resources and networks as far as possible to support its portfolio companies. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005926/en/ CONTACT: Ms. Samreet Kaur Corporate Communications, CuemathMobile – +91  9619940393 Email [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES INDIA NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PRIMARY/SECONDARY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES EDUCATION VENTURE CAPITAL OTHER EDUCATION CONTINUING TRAINING SOURCE: Cuemath Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 04:11 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 04:11 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005926/encenter_img Local NewsBusiness Twitter Previous articleCitizens Financial Group to Participate at the Credit Suisse 22nd Annual Financial Services ForumNext articleAvalonBay Communities, Inc. Declares First Quarter 2021 Dividends Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest TAGS  Facebooklast_img read more

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Pamela Manners pens ‘Emmy’s Time’

first_imgLatest Stories Pamela Manners pens ‘Emmy’s Time’ You Might Like Colley Art Guild applauds artists MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLArtist Sallie Fenn was the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Colley Senior Complex Art Guild… read more Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Published 3:00 am Friday, August 21, 2015 “All of the events in ‘Emmy’s Time’ are real. Not all factual but all true as I remember and as the stories were told to me,” Manners said. She did admit, with a smile, that she embellished a bit. “I had to fill in the places that I didn’t know about.”Growing up poor and restless in rural Oklahoma was reason for Emmy to forge her own path in life.“While Emmy’s parents did their best to keep their brood fed, clothed and sheltered, Emmy ran wild with her best friend,” Manners said. “The book covers only the early years of Emmy’s life, even though her entire life could be a book.”For Manners, the writing of the book was a journey in itself. She took what she knew and appreciated about her grandmother and molded the character of Emmy, the impetuous young woman who would sneak off to a local roadhouse to go dancing, while maintaining the will and spirit necessary to survive in the early days of Oklahoma’s statehood.SUBMITTED PHOTOOklahoma native Pamela Manners of Troy has written a book about her grandmother, Emmy, who grew up in poverty during the early days of Oklahoma’s statehood. “Emmy’s Time” is available at Barnes & Noble on the campus of Troy University and on Amazon.com. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell “My grandmother was not a cookie baker,” Manners said. “She lived in poverty in a frontier place during the dust bowl and the depression. As the book character, she became real to me. She was in my head and it was almost, at times, as if I were channeling her.”During the process of developing the character of a young Emmy and writing the plot of the book, Manners said she would often write only a paragraph or a single sentence over a period of time. Other times, the words would flow like a bubbling spring or not at all.“I would put the book down and not pick it up for a long while,” she said. “But, when I did pick it back up, it was like I had never put it down.”Most of Manners’ inspiration came on early morning walks with her dog.“I’d try ideas out on my dog,” she said, laughing. “It just all come together. And, yes, I am pleased with ‘Emmy’s Time.’”Manners’ book is now available at Barnes & Noble on the campus of Troy University and on Amazon.com for $13.99.She will be in her native Oklahoma on Oct. 17 for a book signing in Oklahoma City. Manners said her grandmother, Emmy Rowan, had such an indomitable spirit and sense of adventure that she realized she must tell her story.“My grandmother was a very important person in my life and in the life of so many,” Manners said. “As I began to put my thoughts together with what I had been told about my grandmother and with the ‘detective work’ I had done, it all grew into the book that is ‘Emmy’s Time.’”The book was five years in the making, and during that time, the book took on a life of its own. When one lives a life that would stop a clock, that life is worth writing about.So, Pamela Manners, retired Troy University professor, wrote about her grandmother Emmy’s life in Southeast Oklahoma during two “great times” – the great dust storms and the Great Depression. Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Blood Sugar Blaster 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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

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IR35 legislation does not breach human rights

first_img Previous Article Next Article Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Comments are closed. Related posts:center_img Controversial IR35 legislation looks set to remain in place, according to arecent High Court decision. Dismissing an application for the judicial review of the legislation by the ProfessionalContractors Group, formed to fight IR35, Mr Justice Burton said IR35 – which isintended to close a legal loophole regarding the payment of National InsuranceContributions by professional consultants – does not infringe either the HumanRights Act or EC law. The IR35 tax law, contained in the Finance Act 2000 is, according to MalcolmPik, of Addleshaw Booth & Co, “Crippling many independentcontractors”. It has hit the IT industry, which relies on contractors,particularly hard. Before IR35 was introduced, professional consultants could provide theirservices to clients through the intermediary of a personal service company. Theclient then paid fees to the service company without deducting tax or NICs,while the consultant could then draw the money from the company as an annualdividend. IR35 means that the service company must now account to the Inland Revenuefor NICs and income tax for the fees it gets from the client for theconsultant’s services. IR35 legislation does not breach human rightsOn 1 May 2001 in IR35, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Client confidential

first_imgClient confidentialOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today In this fifth and final article in the Masterclass series on ExecutiveCoaching, Ina Smith examines ways client relationships should be managed toensure real success for both individuals and the organisationIt is inevitable that careful purchasers of executive coaching have a rangeof criteria for selecting coaches and evaluating the success of a coachingprogramme at its conclusion. They need to feel reassured that: – Appropriate boundaries and contracts are established with the coach – Clear levels of confidentiality can be ensured – The coaching provided is of the highest quality available – Effective ways to evaluate success can be created Executive coaches need to have a good understanding of these issues and beprepared to be scrutinised and assessed on their ability to maintain thehighest standards. By addressing some of these issues in the relationships withthe individual and his organisation at the start of a coaching assignment,there is a much greater chance for a positive evaluation at the close of theprogramme. Boundaries Our assumptions about executive coaching have a deep impact on ourexpectations and evaluation of the success or otherwise of the coaching processand practice. Some people would characterise coaching as a social exchange, where anindividual client’s performance can be measured and monitored to provide arational cost-benefit analysis of coaching for the organisation. Others see coaching as a way of providing support to key people within anorganisation, enabling them to enact the core values of the organisation asmembers of a community. Such behaviour then becomes the norm. This latter viewrecognises executive coaching as a strategic process in the service ofsustainable change. An evaluation from this perspective would require verydifferent enquiry methods and success criteria. It is vital the executive coach examines the assumptions of both the coacheeand his organisation, to ensure expectations are realistic and to establish atrue understanding of the benefits of coaching beforehand. The initial stages of any coaching need to be focused on the particulargoals for the whole coaching process, then for each specific coaching meeting.This agenda setting, along with a clear understanding of the roles andrelationships involved, are what make up the coaching ‘contract’. The complexities of this contract were examined by Charlotte Sills in thesecond article of this series (Training Magazine, February 2003). Issues suchas whether the coachee or the organisation is the client, need to be addressedat the outset by the coach. Clear contracts where specific goals are set, the number of coachingsessions agreed at the start and where confidentiality limits and the nature ofany reporting arrangements are clearly understood, all help the coachingrelationship to flourish. However, some coaches may be concerned that having too formal contracts andarrangements with the organisation will stifle the evolution of a creative,safe and personal relationship. It is important the coach’s approach isnon-judgemental, and the coaching relationship is based on trust. Only withinthe context of such a relationship can a coach help the client to be trulyinnovative and creative, as Bill Critchley explained in the third article ofthis series (Training Magazine, March 2003). It is generally advisable to separate social and professional roles and toallow only one relationship – the professional relationship of coach andclient. Most coaches decline social invitations to keep this boundary clear. Confidentiality Individuals expect coaching to be focused on their specific requirements, tobe outcome-oriented and flexible in terms of their time. It is also expected tobe entirely confidential and offers a safe place to acknowledge self-doubts andexplore options. Most executive coaches would acknowledge that although organisations havethe right to expect results, they do not have the right to know how these wereobtained. A sense that your coach is ‘on your side’ is essential – althoughchallenges should be expected as well as support. Executive coaches generally offer a clear guarantee that they will not talkabout the client or share data with anyone else (including the sponsor, boss orHR manager) without the client’s specific permission to do so. Although theorganisation pays the coach, the data collected and information shared belongto the individual. Many executive coaches encourage their clients to be open and share theirdevelopment goals and plans. By doing this, they model such behaviour to othersand show themselves to be leaders in fostering positive change. But what happens if there is resistance to change or over-dependency on thecoaching relationship? Dependency Writers attempting to explore the nature of executive coaching have pointedto the dangers of dependency and how some people experience real difficulty inending a coaching contract. For this reason, some writers and researchersrecommend that all coaching should be done by fully- trained psychologists ortherapists, but the best coaches are well aware of the dangers of dependency. High-quality coaching An Ashridge research project into executive coaching identified a number ofkey areas that distinguished great coaches from truly excellent ones. The first was their training, qualifications and background. The coachesstudied came from a variety of backgrounds, and it did not seem that there wasone formal method of training that guaranteed excellent coaches. However, whatwas more interesting, was that the excellent coaches had never stoppeddeveloping themselves. They were constantly looking for new things they couldengage in to enable them to coach even more effectively. Excellent coaches were much more eclectic in their approach. They workedwith a wide variety of ideas, theories and models that seemed to be appropriateto particular individuals. They also continuously develop their thinking andpractice, reflecting on their current experiences and learning new ways ofworking with individuals. Executive coaches need to seek out and discover new training and developmentopportunities that will provide them with the knowledge and insight tounderstand their client’s organisation and business situations. An excellentexecutive coach knows enough about business strategy, the core businessprocesses and typical management issues to be able to identify with theirclient’s context and to be able to challenge appropriately. One of the ways of ensuring continuous professional development is throughsupervision. It is a concept widely developed and practised in the fields ofpsychology, counselling and therapy, and in other professions such as socialwork. Supervision in executive coaching means taking time either individually orin a small group to describe your coaching work and examine the actualapproaches used, the relationships established, dynamics created and theimpact, results and outcomes reached. In this way, executive coaches canreflect on their current levels of skill and with appropriate support,challenge and feedback. They can understand where they might adapt and developtheir coaching to better help and support the individual. For coaches faced with potentially difficult issues such as dependency,supervision of their practice provides an important failsafe procedure toensure that contracts are monitored and endings managed effectively. Evaluation of coaching As with any other approach to learning and development, the coaching processis not complete until it has been evaluated. A typical evaluation is donethrough a questionnaire, which attempts to identify how committed the coach hasbeen to the development of the individual. Bearing in mind that coaches canplay a wide variety of roles – including counsellor, adviser, mentor,go-between and devil’s advocate – we need to establish ways of understandingthe type of help and support the individual has received from the coach. The results often show the original goals and objectives were not the onesthat emerged as important during the coaching process, and the final evaluationdemonstrates a greater number of positive outcomes than was anticipated at thestart of the process. We can learn a great deal on the impact of executive coaching from theconsulting world. Some of the most useful qualitative measures for evaluatingthe full impact of executive coaching are described by Peter Block in his book,Flawless Consulting. He suggests we look at the optimism and self-sufficiency left behind afterthe consultant has gone, and recognise that true consultancy is fundamentallyan educational and capacity-building function. Real success is when the clientfeels more accountable for their own systems and more able to learn, morepowerful and more confident in creating their organisations. References: Learner-Centred Psychological Principles (1995); TheCoaching & Mentoring Conference proceedings, Bristol & West plc (1999);Flawless Consulting, (Peter Block, 2000); Transference,Countertransference andMentoring, the Ghost in the Process, MJ McAuley, British Journal of Guidance& Counselling, (2003); States of Excellence, V Wark, Ashridge researchreport. Coaching for consultantsTransfer of skills, imbuing clients with the ability to learnand the creation of learning organisations, are core values for AshridgeConsulting. These are the themes and objectives which pervade its currentCoaching for Consultants programme.  Enquiries about the ACL Coaching for Consultants programmeshould be addressed to Tracey Field, Tel. 01442 841106, [email protected] Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Trophic-level interpretation based on delta15N values: implications of tissue-specific fractionation and amino acid composition

first_imgStable nitrogen isotope ratios are routinely used to disentangle trophic relationships. Several authors have discussed factors in addition to diet that might contribute to variability in delta(15)N of consumers, but few studies have explored such factors in detail. For a better understanding of tissue-specific differences in delta(15)N, we examined postlarval euphausiids across a variety of seasons and regions in the Southern Ocean. The concentration and delta(15)N of individual amino acids were analysed to account for both the biochemical and physiological underpinnings of the observed bulk delta(15)N. Euphausiids showed consistent d(15)N differences of 1 to 2 parts per thousand between the digestive gland and abdominal segment, and between reproductively active males and females. These differences in bulk delta(15)N were accompanied by variations in relative proportions of amino acids (up to 5 mol %) and their delta(15)N (up to 11parts per thousand). Aspartic acid and glutamic acid had the strongest influence on bulk delta(15)N, due to their high abundance and variable delta(15)N values. Differences in relative proportions and/or delta(15)N of glycine and alanine were also important for bulk delta(15)N values. Isotopic variations in amino acids between gender and tissues were explained by dominant internal processes such as protein synthesis or degradation for energy supply, and by differences in amino acid pool sizes. Despite the offset in bulk delta(15)N between females and males, several lines of evidence suggested that their trophic levels were similar. Thus, specific amino acid composition and metabolism may confound trophic level interpretations of bulk delta(15)N values. Micronekton are normally analyzed whole in isotopic studies, and we suggest that their analyses should be restricted to comparable tissues such as muscles.last_img read more

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