whatsapp Barrick Gold reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit yesterday as increased sales volumes and record-high gold and copper prices offset higher production costs. Excluding one-time items, earnings rose to $947m, or 95 cents a share, from $604m, or 61 cents. Quarterly revenue for the Canadian miner also came in much higher than expected, rising 25 per cent to $2.95bn, largely driven by a 22 per cent increase in the average realised gold price. Share Tags: NULL Thursday 17 February 2011 8:04 pm Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap whatsapp KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Show Comments ▼ Barrick rises on soaring prices
British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) 2000 annual report.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
IRIS, the largest privately owned software and services business in the UK, has acquired specialist software provider Charity Software Ltd, better known by its trading and product name of Donor Strategy.IRIS NFP Solutions, the group’s nonprofit specialist arm, now claims a market share of “54% of the top 100 UK charities”, with over 1,000 not-for-profit organisation clients.The acquisition of Donor Strategy further extends IRIS’ reach in the SME charity and membership market and in wider elements of the education arena, including independent schools and higher education colleges.Founded 30 years ago, IRIS has revenues of around £120 million a year and around 1,200 employees servicing over 60,000 UK businesses from a national network of offices. This year it was included in the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100 league table 2008, which ranks Britain’s fastest growing privately owned technology companies based on their growth over the last three years.Simon Fowler, MD of IRIS NFP Solutions commented: “There is a tremendous synergy between the brands and the product portfolios are entirely complementary. Like IRIS, Donor Strategy has a first class reputation for its software and the quality of its personal service”.Donor Strategy was established in 1994 by Jonathan Air, employs 28 staff and is based near Bristol. Air said: “We are delighted that Donor Strategy has joined IRIS and we are confident that it will provide a safe future for our company… As a larger organisation with the resources, service commitment and culture to maintain our favourable position in the market, IRIS will ensure that our customers’ investments are protected, our product stays in-tune with the sector and that client care remains central.”Air will remain in an advisory role in the initial stages, moving on to pursue social entrepreneurial projects in Africa.www.computersoftware.com/industry.asp?industryId=11&parentType=industry&parentId=11 Howard Lake | 7 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Advanced NFP Consulting & Agencies Technology IRIS acquires Donor Strategy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 52 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
news slideshow Grand Opening of Renovated Central Park Playground Set for October 19 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 4, 2013 | 4:31 am Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website A renovated playground in Central Park is scheduled to be the scene of a grand opening ceremony hosted by the Department of Public Works on Saturday, Oct. 19.The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison, and other City officials to celebrate and enjoy a morning of refreshments and fun activities for all ages. The program will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.The 9.2 acre Central Park, located at 275 South Raymond Avenue is Pasadena’s first park and was constructed in the early 20th Century. The park retains historical character, and its architectural elements and style designed by Ralph Cornell in the 1926 Master Plan. Historic features of the park including lawn bowling, clubhouse, formal walkways, and stately trees are present to this date. Little has changed since its creation to respect the history of Central Park.The $412,000 playground renovation project includes the expansion of the playground in both size and play opportunity. New equipment includes separate play structures and swings for ages 2-5 abd 5-12. A variety of freestanding play equipment is also included. New gathering places with picnic tables are available at the north and south ends of the playground. Additional work includes a decorative fence along Fair Oaks Avenue to separate the playground from the adjacent sidewalk, the removal of the meaning asphalt park walkways and replacement with new concrete walks, replacement drinking fountains, and additional shade trees in the project area.DD Systems, Inc. completes the park improvements. Play equipment was supplied by Landscape Structures, Inc.For questions or additional information regarding the grand opening ceremony, please contact Yesenia Alvarado, Public Information Coordinator at (626) 744-7033 or [email protected] faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News Business News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty
Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Donegal County Council has shed the equivalent of 395 full-time staff since 2008, according to figures released this week.The number of staff employed by the local authority stood at 1,243 in June 2008, but the figure for February 2012 is now just 848 – a reduction of 32%.The local authority here has slashed its day-to-day current expenditure in recent years from a peak of €176 million to €153 million last year.One of the biggest areas of savings has come in terms of reduced employment numbers, which has led to big payroll reductions, payroll costs for Donegal Co. Council have dropped from €68.17 million in 2008 to €53.09 million in 2011, a fall of 22%.The cost of council pensions has risen slightly, from €6.19 million to €6.88 million.County Manager Seamus Neely defended the local authority’s recent dealings in terms of financial affairs……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/seam830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week County Manager outlines council’s financial position WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 28, 2012 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Adverts Previous articleFerry funding row continues to fester in DonegalNext articleHuman remains found in the River Foyle near Lifford News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Plans to allow NHS hospitals to opt out of Government control by becomingfoundation trusts have been welcomed by the Association of Healthcare HumanResource Management (AHHRM). Under the Government’s plans, top-rated NHS trusts will be able to apply forfoundation status this year and eventually all NHS hospitals will have theoption of doing so. Foundation hospitals will be able to set their own clinical and financialpriorities without interference from Whitehall. AHHRM president Elaine Way believes foundation status will give HRprofessionals in the health service greater autonomy. “Our understanding is that all managers in foundation trusts, includingHR directors, will be much freer from central direction or guidance,” shesaid. “However, although they will be able to use these freedoms to beinnovative, they must act within the overall NHS ethos of being a good employerand involving staff in decision making – an approach that AHHRM supports andpromotes.” Way is optimistic the planned stakeholder councils – being set up to monitorthe day-to-day running of individual foundation trusts – will provide anopportunity for increased partnership working because they will include staffrepresentation. New foundation trusts will be the first to be able to implement the ‘Agendafor Change’ pay system, which will allow them more freedom to set pay levelsrelevant to their local labour market. By Ben Willmott HR body welcomes NHS opt-out plansOn 21 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
Sir Mark Ellis Powell Jones, the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has been chosen as the new Master of St Cross College. Sir Mark, knighted in 2010 for his services to the arts, is due to take up his post in September 2011, following the retirement of Professor Andrew Goudie. The Worcester College alumnus, who specialises in the study of medals, said that he was looking forward to working with the students and fellows who are doing research “in areas of great interest and importance”.During Ellis’ 10 years at the V&A, the museum underwent a £120 million refurbishment that saw it open a new wing of Medieval and Renaissance galleries. Its chairman, Paul Ruddock, credited him with helping to make the museum a world leader in art and design.
A new study on the impact of school vouchers on college enrollments shows that the percentage of African-American students who enrolled part time or full time in college by 2011 was 24 percent higher for those who had won a school voucher lottery and used their voucher to attend a private school.The experimental study, conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the Brookings Institution, compared two groups of students: a group that entered private schools with the help of a voucher program in New York City in 1997, and a control group that did not win vouchers. The attrition rate from the study over a 14-year period was less than 1 percent, making it highly unlikely that attrition from the study biased the findings. The study is available online.Matthew M. Chingos of the Brookings Institution and Paul E. Peterson, director of Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, tracked students entering grades K-five who participated in a foundation-funded New York City voucher experiment begun in 1997 until they were at least 21 years of age as of the fall of 2011. The researchers found that among African-Americans, only 26 percent attended college full time within three years of expected high school graduation if they did not receive the voucher opportunity. Among those who received the voucher, 34 percent attended college full time within three years, or an increase of about 31 percent.In the absence of a voucher offer, the percentage of African-American students who attended a selective four-year college was 3 percent. That increased by 4 percentage points if the student received the offer of a voucher, more than doubling the percentage enrolled in a selective college.In contrast to those results, Chingos and Peterson found only a small, statistically insignificant impact on the college enrollment decision of Hispanic students. The numbers of white and Asian students participating in the school voucher program were too few to permit separate analysis. When all students are combined together, no overall impacts can be detected.Peterson surmised that the difference between the results for African-American and Hispanic students could be due in part to the greater educational needs faced by African-American students.“Only 36 percent of African-American students went to college either part time or full time if they did not receive a voucher, whereas 45 percent of Hispanic students did,” Peterson said. “In other words, African-American students were at substantially greater risk of never going to college in the absence of a voucher.”The authors also found that the voucher offer had a larger impact on school quality (as reported by parents) among African-Americans than among Hispanic families.“The impacts on the college enrollment decisions of African-American students is striking, given the modest costs of the intervention, which came to a total of only $4,200 per pupil over a three-year period,” Chingos said. “A class size reduction intervention in Tennessee that had a similar impact cost $12,000 per pupil,” he added.The authors also said that religious considerations may have played a greater role in the choice of a school by Hispanic families than African-American ones, as Hispanics are more likely to be Catholic, the same religious affiliation as that of the majority of private schools in New York City. African-American students were especially at risk of not going on to college, note the authors, “and families sought a private school — even one outside their religious tradition — that would help their child overcome that disadvantage.”
Jan Fischer, former prime minister of the Czech Republic and the leading candidate in the country’s presidential campaign, in a Harvard talk on Thursday blamed the European financial crisis on nations thinking prosperity “may be bought on credit,” and said that Europe shouldn’t rush into closer financial and political ties in the search for a solution.“I perceive the current loud cheering for a European federation [to be]… an expression of helplessness,” he said.Were European nations to move toward union, such a plan would require full deliberation, Fischer said. He cited the diversity that still exists among nations — in areas such as national spending and welfare and pension systems — and strong national identity as evidence that Europeans aren’t ready to surrender national sovereignty to a stronger central government.Fischer made his comments during a talk at Harvard’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES). The talk, “The Euro Crisis and Its Impact on Central and Eastern EU Nations,” was chaired by CES Director Grzegorz Ekiert, a professor of government at Harvard.The idea of Europe moving closer to becoming a federation — where individual member states are under the umbrella of a central European government — has developed in response to the sovereign debt crisis. Fischer traced the crisis to irresponsible governments letting spending and debts get out of control.“The future cannot be bought on credit,” Fischer said. “It’s apparent that the euro crisis, which forces more responsible states with healthier economies to bail out the less responsible, unhealthy ones, leads to the situation where national interests are defended even in countries with strong federalization support, such as Germany.”Some leaders have suggested creating a stronger European fiscal union as a way out of the crisis. In such a scenario, spending policies would be more closely aligned and, should a member nation’s policies fall too far out of balance, a central European authority would step in to raise taxes or cut budgets.The step would be aimed at avoiding a repeat of the current crisis, where some nations borrowed excessively to finance national budgets while others exercised fiscal restraint. The fiscally healthy nations, tied to the unhealthy by a common currency, the euro, have had little choice but to bail those countries out.The Czech Republic, one of the 27 European Union nations, has been shielded a bit from the crisis. That’s because it is one of the 10 member nations that retained its national currency instead of adopting the euro. Although the country has been mired in recession, its banking system remains healthy, Fischer said.That the EU and the eurozone — those nations that use the euro — are stuck between the continent’s past as a collection of separate nation-states and a possible future as a full federation is behind much of the difficulty in dealing with the debt crisis, he said.Before engaging in discussions of greater European unification, the Czech Republic has to determine national goals and whether developing tighter ties with other nations is in the national interest, Fischer said. Stepping deeper into a European union, he said, should be a means to achieving citizens’ goals, not an end to itself.Any tighter union would be a hard sell in the Czech Republic. Opinion polls show that the EU’s popularity has sunk below 50 percent, and that 90 percent of the populace oppose paying the debt of other countries, Fischer said.In discussing the situation, Fischer pointed to the case of Slovakia, which, unlike the Czech Republic, adopted the euro and so is among the nations involved in bailing out ailing economies. He asked whether it is fair that the nation, about the same size as Greece, be asked to bail out a country in which pensions for the elderly are four times its own.“Is it fair to expect Slovak seniors to subsidize their much better-off Greek counterparts using their modest income?” Fischer asked.Fischer said the choice facing Europe has been cast as either moving toward a European federation or disintegration of the EU and the euro. It is not an “either/or” situation, he said, and middle-of-the-road proposals that allow nations some flexibility should be considered.Despite his reservations, Fischer said that the EU has been a force for stability, particularly in the Balkans, where the memory of ethnic violence remains fresh.“I can imagine only one thing worse than the existence of the European Union, and that is its nonexistence,” Fischer said. “Any crisis represents an opportunity, and it’s only up to us not to waste it.”