Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Sierra Madre Art (SMArt)

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News Sierra Madre Art (SMArt) Calling all Sierra Madre shutterbugs and iPhone users! Sierra Madre needs your help! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 27, 2015 | 12:05 pm 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.center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News The Sierra Madre Community Services Commission is collecting photos of local Sierra Madre Art (SMArt) around town. Now through Labor Day weekend while walking around town, if you spot some SMArt, snap a photo and email it to [email protected] with information on where the photo was taken, or post it on Facebook and #SMArt in the description.The City will be using selected images to create the SMarts database and catalog local Sierra Madre Public Art for others to enjoy. This includes sculptures, gardens, paintings, murals, stain glass, iron work, tiles – art in all shapes and sizes. For those who have hidden treasures in Sierra Madre, Sierra Madre wants to know! faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Flowserve Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Flowserve Announces Dates for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results Facebook WhatsApp Twitter DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that it plans to release its results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 after the close of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, February 18. The following morning, on Friday, February 19, the company will hold its conference call with the financial community at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Scott Rowe, president and chief executive officer, and other members of management will present. The earnings materials and webcast of the conference call can be accessed by shareholders and other interested parties at under the “Investor Relations” section. About Flowserve: Flowserve Corp. is one of the world’s leading providers of fluid motion and control products and services. Operating in more than 55 countries, the company produces engineered and industrial pumps, seals and valves as well as a range of related flow management services. More information about Flowserve can be obtained by visiting the company’s Web site at Safe Harbor Statement: This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Words or phrases such as “may,” “should,” “expects,” “could,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “predicts” or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which include, without limitation, earnings forecasts, statements relating to our business strategy and statements of expectations, beliefs, future plans and strategies and anticipated developments concerning our industry, business, operations and financial performance and condition. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on our current expectations, projections, estimates and assumptions. These statements are only predictions, not guarantees. Such forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. These risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from what is forecast in such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation, the following: a portion of our bookings may not lead to completed sales, and our ability to convert bookings into revenues at acceptable profit margins; changes in global economic conditions and the potential for unexpected cancellations or delays of customer orders in our reported backlog; our dependence on our customers’ ability to make required capital investment and maintenance expenditures; risks associated with cost overruns on fixed-fee projects and in taking customer orders for large complex custom engineered products; the substantial dependence of our sales on the success of the oil and gas, chemical, power generation and water management industries; the adverse impact of volatile raw materials prices on our products and operating margins; our ability to execute and realize the expected financial benefits from our strategic manufacturing optimization and realignment initiatives; economic, political and other risks associated with our international operations, including military actions or trade embargoes that could affect customer markets, particularly Middle Eastern markets and global oil and gas producers, and non-compliance with U.S. export/re-export control, foreign corrupt practice laws, economic sanctions and import laws and regulations; increased aging and slower collection of receivables, particularly in Latin America and other emerging markets; our exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, including in hyperinflationary countries such as Venezuela; our furnishing of products and services to nuclear power plant facilities and other critical processes; potential adverse consequences resulting from litigation to which we are a party, such as litigation involving asbestos-containing material claims; a foreign government investigation regarding our participation in the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program; expectations regarding acquisitions and the integration of acquired businesses; our ability to anticipate and manage cybersecurity risk, including the risk of potential business disruptions or financial losses; our relative geographical profitability and its impact on our utilization of deferred tax assets, including foreign tax credits; the potential adverse impact of an impairment in the carrying value of goodwill or other intangible assets; our dependence upon third-party suppliers whose failure to perform timely could adversely affect our business operations; the highly competitive nature of the markets in which we operate; environmental compliance costs and liabilities; potential work stoppages and other labor matters; our inability to protect our intellectual property in the U.S., as well as in foreign countries; obligations under our defined benefit pension plans; and other factors described from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on information available to us on the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statement. View source version on CONTACT: Investor Contacts: Jay Roueche, Vice President, Investor Relations & Treasurer, (972) 443-6560 Mike Mullin, Director, Investor Relations, (972) 443-6636Media Contact: Lars Rosene, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, (972) 443-6644 KEYWORD: TEXAS UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OIL/GAS MANUFACTURING ENERGY ENGINEERING CHEMICALS/PLASTICS SOURCE: Flowserve Corporation Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Injuries board pays out €5.5m to Donegal claimants

first_img Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Injuries board pays out €5.5m to Donegal claimants WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News By News Highland – March 14, 2012 Previous articleNorthwest MEP says HSE are re-hiring retired staffNext articleInishowen clean-up to take place next month News Highland Figures from the injuries board for last year show that there was a significant increase in compensation paid out to Donegal people compared to 2010.Last year compensation for claimants in Donegal totaled €5.5m.Last year injuries board dot ie made 224 awards to claimants in Donegal in 2011 – this compared to 233 in 2010.The amount of compensation for claimants in the county totaled €5.5m last year, that is up on the 4.7 million awarded in 2010.Donegal had one of the highest levels of cases dealt with by the board outside of the main population centres.Nationally, over three quarters of awards were for injuries from road traffic accidents while the remainder were split between workplace (8.4%) and public place (15.1%) accidents.The board was established by the government in 2004 – It is claimed that as a result motor insurance premiums have dropped over its life time and cases that took years to resolve are being dealt with within months. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

After fire erupts at California energy facility, investigators look for answers

first_imgJSABBOTT/iStock(CROCKETT, Calif.) — California officials are investigating the cause of a fire this week at an energy facility that brought a major interstate highway to a halt and forced thousands of residents to shelter in place for hours, including the possibility that it was sparked by the 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Monday.“I’m confident our investigators can work around the structure to determine the cause of the fire,” said Contra Costa County Fire Department Public Information Officer Steve Hill, whose department is leading the investigation. He added: “Anything related to the earthquake would be speculation at this point.”The inferno, which began Tuesday afternoon at the NuStar Energy plant in Crockett, involved two large tanks that held ethanol, an additive used for vehicle fuel. The tanks contained at least 250,000 gallons, according to the Contra Costa Fire Department. NuStar said that that volume makes up only about 1% of the tank capacity.One of the tanks exploded, sending its roof flying into the air and then crashing to the ground. Nearby residents said the explosion was so powerful that they thought it was a second earthquake on the heels of Monday’s 4.5 tremor, which hit around 15 miles from the energy plant.Thick black smoke rose through the air, impeding the work of first responders. A related vegetation fire also broke out in the area, affecting approximately 14 acres.Immediately following the outbreak, NuStar enacted it’s emergency response procedures, which includes cooling adjacent tanks “to minimize the risk of the fire spreading” and contacting all regulatory agencies, the energy facility said in a statement.Contra Costa Fire, which responded to the alarm, used water and foam to fight the blaze and has since been keeping foam blankets to smother the fire and prevent oxygen from getting to the ethanol. These blankets also help to protect flareups so nearby tanks, which hold ethanol and jet fuel, don’t catch fire too. Officials say these tanks are being examined to ensure structural integrity.“We’re examining one in particular,” said Hill.“We believe that it is safe. We want to make absolutely sure and so that assessment team is in there looking at that one tank right now. The rest of the tanks we were concerned about all day yesterday, we determined they maintained their structural integrity. They are safe,” he continued.While there were no employee injuries, one NuStar employee was unable to evacuate and was forced to hid in a culvert until he was rescued by first responders. One firefighter, however, did sustain minor injuries.The fire, which shut down both directions of Interstate 80, caused major delays during the rush hour period and forced frustrated drivers to seek alternate routes. The highway eventually reopened late Tuesday night.Residents in surrounding areas were forced to shelter in place for several hours, including children who were forced to shelter in schools as the air conditions were not safe enough to allow parents to pick up their kids. By Wednesday though, officials say there is no ongoing public health threat and the shelter in place had been lifted.“One of the things that the assessment team that is in the facility right now is doing is they are looking at a solution of mitigating the vapor emissions that are coming off of both of those where the tanks location were,” said Hill.“What’s happened is the two tanks that burned were more or less destroyed in the fires and the secondary containment facilities which are earth and berms around those tanks are now holding the remainders of the materials that were in the tanks,” he added. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Trends in the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide

first_imgEfforts to control climate change require the stabilization of atmospheric CO2 concentrations. This can only be achieved through a drastic reduction of global CO2 emissions. Yet fossil fuel emissions increased by 29% between 2000 and 2008, in conjunction with increased contributions from emerging economies, from the production and international trade of goods and services, and from the use of coal as a fuel source. In contrast, emissions from land-use changes were nearly constant. Between 1959 and 2008, 43% of each year’s CO2 emissions remained in the atmosphere on average; the rest was absorbed by carbon sinks on land and in the oceans. In the past 50 years, the fraction of CO2 emissions that remains in the atmosphere each year has likely increased, from about 40% to 45%, and models suggest that this trend was caused by a decrease in the uptake of CO2 by the carbon sinks in response to climate change and variability. Changes in the CO2 sinks are highly uncertain, but they could have a significant influence on future atmospheric CO2 levels. It is therefore crucial to reduce the uncertainties.last_img read more

Chrysaor submits licence application for Co2 storage

first_imgThe capture, compression and conditioning of the CO2 will be performed by the Humber Zero project, a coalition of industry partners including Vitol and Phillips 66 (Credit: 272447 from Pixabay.) Chrysaor, the leading North Sea oil and gas independent, has submitted a License Application for the purpose of storing CO2, and will, in parallel, seek agreement for a Storage Lease with The Crown Estate for the storage of CO2 in a depleted Southern North Sea gas reservoir. These applications are in support of the V Net Zero Project, which aims to store and transport CO2 from the Immingham cluster on Humberside. The capture, compression and conditioning of the CO2 will be performed by the Humber Zero project, a coalition of industry partners including Vitol and Phillips 66.The  V  Net  Zero project is  aligned  to  Chrysaor’s  energy  transition strategy  and will  be  critical to delivering low carbon infrastructure on Humberside, the UK’s most carbon intensive industrial region.Commenting on the application, Phil Kirk, Chief Executive, Chrysaor, said: “This application is a meaningful step for V Net Zero and our ambition towards delivering the UK’s first industrial scale carbon capture and storage project. We are delighted to work alongside a strong industrial coalition of leading energy companies and play a key part in the UK’s net zero journey.”Jonathan Briggs, Project Director, Humber Zero, said: “Humber Zero represents a critical part of UK industry; one of Europe’s most efficient power plants and a highly sophisticated refinery, providing power, fuels and components vital to the electrification of transport. Capturing and storing CO2 from this industrial complex will significantly reduce UK emissions, whilst preserving jobs and British industry. It will also provide a platform to build a hydrogen economy in an around the Humber, with a view to developing green-energy expertise and processes which can be replicated across the country and provide a meaningful contribution to net-zero targets.The V Net Zero project and Chrysaor’s licence application represent an important and exciting step toward delivering net zero in the Humber by offering advantaged CO2 storage sites at scale to Humber Zero and other emitters in the wider industrial cluster.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Greetings from around the world!

first_imgGreetings from around the world! While most Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students are braving the chilly winter weather in South Bend, hundreds of our peers are studying across the globe. Through this “Observer Passport” blog, members of The Observer’s staff will be able to share their experiences exploring new cultures, food and languages.Studying abroad is an opportunity for students to step out of their comfort zones and learn about life outside the United States. We hope you will use this blog to travel with us and get a better idea of what Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s students are experiencing around the world.Below are the staffers who will share their international experiences over the course of this Spring 2014 semester:Maddie Daly is a junior from McGlinn Hall majoring in English and French with a minor in business economics. She is studying abroad in Angers, France, where all her classes are taught in French. She looks forward to improving her French language skills and becoming more fluent. You can follow her adventures at Hartnett is a junior from Carroll Hall majoring in marketing with a minor in journalism, ethics and democracy. He is currently studying in London, England, and is looking forward to exploring many European countries. He hopes to meet a member of the royal family, figure out why football (soccer) is more popular than American football and become a regular at a London pub. You can follow his study-abroad adventures at http://london2014blogdotcom.wordpress.comColby Hoyer is a junior from Pangborn Hall majoring in anthropology and film, television and theatre. She is excited for this new opportunity to study in London, England, for the semester. With Europe at her doorstep, she can easily be in a different country every weekend. She is excited to travel freely, even if it may break her bank account. If you would like to follow all the trials and triumphs of her life abroad, check out her blog at http://colbyhoyer.tumblr.comKiera Johnsen is a sophomore from Regina Hall majoring in political science and communications. This semester, she is studying in Maynooth, Ireland, and is excited to live outside of her comfort zone and grow as an individual through different experiences and adventures with people outside the United States. To follow her adventures, visit http://irishstudyabroadadventures.blogspot.ieMeredith Kelly is a junior from Walsh Hall majoring in political science. This semester, she is studying in Perth, Australia, at the University of Western Australia (UWA). When abroad, she is most excited to — yes, you guessed it — travel. She plans to travel throughout Australia, as well as to neighboring countries, such as Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore and possibly Vietnam. Kelly is also excited to immerse herself in the Australian culture through living at UWA’s dorm with local Australian students and other international students from around the world.Tags: observer passport, study abroadlast_img read more

Australian railroad says it’s not interested in moving Adani’s Carmichael coal

first_imgAustralian railroad says it’s not interested in moving Adani’s Carmichael coal FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Broadcasting Corporation:The ABC has learned Genesee & Wyoming Australia (GWA) declined to participate in the Carmichael coal project, after Adani approached it to supply coal haulage services from its planned mine.“GWA has previously been approached to service the Adani Carmichael project and we have decided not to participate,” the company confirmed in a statement to the ABC.The snub, which came before Adani decided to build a smaller rail line in a bid to fast-track the stalled project, has narrowed the energy giant’s options as it looks to bring its mine to life.Aurizon — one of only two remaining rail operators with capacity to haul Adani’s coal — has come under intense pressure not to cut deals with it because of environmental concerns, and doubts from some key investors that the venture is “a viable commercial proposition”.But a major shareholder in Aurizon — which along with GWA and Pacific National has capacity to haul coal from the Carmichael mine to port almost 400 kilometres away — has been lobbying strongly against deals with the miner.UniSuper, one of Aurizon’s top five shareholders, has called on the rail freight company to provide no services to Adani beyond what it is legally obliged to.More: Adani’s ambitions challenged by rail snub and continued investor pressurelast_img read more

Can you picture it? How data visualization saves the day

first_imgNumbers don’t lie. It’s an accepted truth. But while they may be supremely honest, numbers aren’t always the best communicators. People often have difficulty understanding the story numbers are trying to tell. Others are intimidated by rows and rows of data, especially when crammed onto spreadsheets printed in 9-pt font.This is why the pie chart was invented.Consider this: 65 percent of the population consists of visual learners. Undoubtedly, these individuals sit on your board, reside in your executive suite and lead teams within your cooperative. Giving these leaders the information they need to make transformative, member-centric decisions often requires data visualization. Why? Because tools that show, rather than tell, get faster, more meaningful action.Images expose dangerous trendsWhen a mid-sized Illinois credit union used data visualization to communicate a troublesome trend, it stimulated a quick response from senior leadership. Thanks to regular reporting on a next-generation dashboard, managers were able to more easily sound the alarm. The graphic report illustrated a serious problem – attrition had risen from 4 to 5.5 percent in under 20 months!As the picture came into even clearer focus, the credit union’s leadership saw that those leaving the cooperative were members with long-standing relationships, good FICO scores and high purchase activity.To reverse the trend, managers proposed the launch of an elite credit card product to deepen relationships with these influential members. The managers came to the proposal presentation prepared with a detailed study of the market, competition, product features and profitability calculations. However, they attribute the “Go for it!” they received from senior executives to having visually communicated the severity of the situation, as well as the danger of leaving the status quo unchecked.Pictures open minds, broaden perspectivesAnother credit union in the Midwest made a critical realization about its credit card portfolio with the help of a visual dashboard.Despite a number of spend campaigns, the portfolio wasn’t growing at an acceptable rate. To determine what could be causing the sluggish growth, the cards team worked with our data scientists to perform cross-sectional and time-series analyses. The numbers results of these examinations would have been incredibly complicated to view on a spreadsheet. By communicating the results in graphics, however, the cards team was able to demonstrate the very clear difference in how fixed-rate cards were performing as opposed to their variable-rate counterparts. The latter was far outperforming fixed-rate cards, and yet 90 percent of the portfolio was composed of fixed-rate cards. The conversations sparked with the visual representation of the portfolio’s performance opened more minds to the idea of changing “the way things had always been” (i.e., pushing the fixed-rate option with members).Getting data visualization in the hands of more credit unionsFortunately, data visualization is becoming more accessible as data analytics providers begin to serve the community financial institution vertical. What’s more, the dashboards providing that visualization are increasingly easier to use and better at displaying information. You may have heard them referred to as next-generation dashboards.Think of data visualization as a new iteration of business intelligence, and one that is completely accessible. Using advanced analytics and visualization techniques, these dashboards allow credit union personnel of varying experience levels to create charts, graphs and visuals that demonstrate member behavior, predict sales volume, as well as identify potentially profitable adjustments to things like risk management and marketing strategy.Simply put, data visualization helps more people easily understand large amounts of data without having to sort through stacks of reports and spreadsheets. Better yet, it often allows for insights in real time.Of course, data visualization is more complicated than creating a chart or graph from a spreadsheet. The real magic is found in the technology’s ability to bring together large amounts of data and create connections visually. It’s the kind of capability that changes minds and broadens perspectives. Using pictures instead of numbers, the innovative thinkers in the movement will get that “Go for it!” executive support they need to take their cooperatives into the future. 45SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Suchit Shah Suchit Shah is the COO of CU Rise Analytics, a Virginia-based CUSO. CU Rise helps credit unions that want to focus their time and resources on the most advantageous strategies … Web: Detailslast_img read more