Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2014 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)  2014 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

Alesana Tuilagi big hit against Stade Francais

first_imgMonday Apr 23, 2007 Alesana Tuilagi big hit against Stade Francais This is a nice hit by the big Leicester Tigers & Samoan winger Alesana Tuilagi against Stade Francais. There’s something about the pink jerseys that makes the tackle all the more enjoyable for some reason, although Stephane Glas would probably disagree, as he was the recipient of the big hit. Not the biggest or hardest hit, but great pressure on defence which forced the turnover. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyOlder Men Need to Know This 1 Weird Tip Before It’s Too LateSmart Life ReportsThe 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

Wabi House / Tadao Ando Architect and Associates

first_imgArchDaily Wabi House / Tadao Ando Architect and Associates Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner+ 43 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788480/wabi-house-tadao-ando-architect-and-associates Clipboard Projects Wabi House / Tadao Ando Architect and AssociatesSave this projectSaveWabi House / Tadao Ando Architect and Associates Photographs:  Edmund SumnerInteriors:DECADA / Lucia CorredorConstruction:Silvestre Vega, Hermelindo Dominguez, Jose RamirezAdvisors:Juan Sodi, Salvador Diaz de Leon, Victor RaygozaStructural Design:IESSA / Javier Ribe, Alfredo AdameIronworks:Enedino BarraganBuilding Services:Miguel Angel Dorantes, Sergio Vega, Antonio EsparzaPalapas:Alejandro SanjinesFraming:Javier Gomez, Ruben Dario, Josue VazquezLocal Architect:J. Alfonso Quiñones, Joaquin CastilloTaaa Team:Alex IidaBaaq Team:Luis Muñoz, Daniel Barragan, Guillermo Mauricio, David Serrano, Angeles Rubio, Alfredo Nader, Alejandro Nuñez, Emiliano Aivar, Inca Hernandez, Isabel Bezies, Alfonso SodiSite Area:250000 sqmCity:Puerto EscondidoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodAccoyaAccoya® CanalsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. Wabi House is a project by architect Tadao Ando, where BAAQ’ collaborated as associate architect on the development of the executive project and construction coordination.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerIt is located on the coast of Oaxaca 30 minutes from the city of Puerto Escondido on a site of 25 hectares.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerWabi House is a foundation created by the artist Bosco Sodi which aims to promote the exchange of ideas between artists of various disciplines and local communities.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerAll spaces in Wabi House have been designed to accentuate the landscape of the area. Facilities include six private bedrooms, two shared studies, a multipurpose room, a screening room, an exhibition gallery, a sculpture garden and multiple recreational areas.Save this picture!© Edmund Sumner”Wabi” is derived from the Japanese wabi sabi, a concept designating an aesthetic ideal or way of life that finds beauty in imperfection, impermanence, accident and depth of nature.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerSave this picture!© Edmund SumnerThe entire project was built in exposed concrete under architect Tadao Ando’s quality guidelines and traditional palapas from the coast.Save this picture!© Edmund SumnerProject gallerySee allShow lessDenver Botanic Gardens’ Science Pyramid / BURKETTDESIGNSelected ProjectsSOM + Entasis Unveil New Views of Karlatornet in GothenburgUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/788480/wabi-house-tadao-ando-architect-and-associates Clipboard CopyHouses•Puerto Escondido, Mexico “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTadao Ando Architect and AssociatesOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto EscondidoMexicoPublished on May 30, 2016Cite: “Wabi House / Tadao Ando Architect and Associates” [Casa Wabi / Tadao Ando Architect and Associates] 30 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Wabi 墨西哥工坊 / 安藤忠雄建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Architects: Tadao Ando Architect and Associates Photographs “COPY” Mexicolast_img read more

Diageo publishes first corporate citizenship report

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 22 November 2003 | Newscenter_img Global drinks company Diageo has published its first corporate citizenship report online.The report covers the company’s policy, management and performance in relation to its impact on the communities in which it operates.It “sets out our response to stakeholder concerns about issues around the world such as social responsibility and alcohol, our employees, community investment, environmental management and economic contribution.” Online you can browse the companies codes and policies, and you can also explore its corporate citizenship activities in different countries. At present the company has produced reports for only three countries – Scotland, Poland and Nigeria: “further individual country reports will follow,” promises the company. Advertisement Diageo publishes first corporate citizenship reportlast_img read more

U.S.-backed Saudi Coalition kills Yemeni civilians

first_imgSmoke rises from Yemany Dairy and Beverage factory hit by a U.S.-backed Saudi airstrike outside Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodaida on March 31, 2015.Fighter aircraft from the Saudi-Gulf Cooperation Council coalition continued their massive bombing operations in Yemen during late April by attacking the international airport in the capital of Sanaa. The U.S.-backed Saudis present this struggle as a proxy war against Iran, with these latest attacks aimed at blocking Iranian aid to the Ansurallah movement (the Houthis), who have popular support in the large swaths of Yemen’s territory that they control.Despite Washington and Tehran’s agreement over Iran’s nuclear energy program, the U.S. government has not lessened its hostility towards Iran. The Pentagon is providing fuel for the Saudi-GCC war planes and intelligence support, which has resulted in the massive destruction caused by the bombing that began on March 26. Driven out from its important military base in Yemen earlier this year, the Pentagon sees a victory in Yemen as central to U.S. imperialist interests in the region.The April 28 British Guardian noted: “Iran’s state news agency IRNA said Saudi jets tried to force what it said was an aid plane back after it entered Yemeni airspace, but the pilots had ignored these ‘illegal warnings.’ The jets then bombed Sanaa airport as the plane was making an approach to land, forcing it to turn back, IRNA added.”Saudi Arabia seeks to reinstall the fugitive president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who Riyadh claims represents the only “legitimate” government over Yemen’s 25 million people.Air war devastates civiliansAlthough the Saudi-GCC coalition claims that its air campaign is restricted to military targets, the Human Rights Watch organization has documented attacks on civilians and residential areas, including attacks with U.S.-supplied cluster bombs. Strikes on Sanaa’s airport also prevented crucial medical supplies and relief aid from reaching those in need.Yemeni-based al-Masirah television reported that an Iranian plane which turned around at Sanaa’s airport was slated to transport injured bombing victims to Iran for medical treatment. One aviation official said an airport in Hodeidah, Yemen’s fourth-largest city, had also been bombed, but still appeared operational.Officials said aid flights would be diverted to Hodeidah pending large-scale repairs at Sanaa airport. Further attacks were carried out in many provinces’ residential areas. There is also intense fighting in the oil-producing Marib province east of Sanaa, in Taiz in central Yemen and in the southern port city of Aden.Fierce clashes in AdenAden was the scene of fierce clashes on May 2 and 3 in the central Mualla and Khor Maksar districts near the commercial port. Reports have surfaced that Saudi-GCC Special Forces have landed in Aden and are fighting alongside the anti-Houthi militias known as the Southern Popular Resistance.The Asharq Al-Awsat news agency said that the Saudi Defense Ministry spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Ahmed Asiri, had denied that Saudi-GCC coalition forces had troops in Aden.Reports that three Saudi troops were killed on Yemen’s border reveal that despite the intensive bombing by Riyadh and its allies, the Ansurallah fighters can still strike in the border areas. (Associated Press, May 1)Al-Qaida elements, financed by Saudi Arabia, are also involved in the war against the Ansurallah movement.  Although Washington says that its “war on terrorism” is targeting al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, the U.S. now seems to be focusing its attack on the Ansurallah.The bombing of Yemen has still not produced the results sought by Riyadh and its reactionary allies.Egypt extends deploymentEgypt’s military-dominated government of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi announced on May 3 that it would continue intervening in Yemen in alliance with Saudi Arabia. Egypt’s state media have raised questions of whether this policy will end in disaster should high military casualties occur in Yemen. Egypt’s army has only been effective repressing Egyptian civilians, while in Yemen it would face an experienced guerrilla movement with popular backing.On May 3, Reuters reported that the Egyptian government would extend its deployment of some of its military by three months to “continue participating in a Saudi-led coalition that has been launching air strikes in Yemen. Egypt … is a close ally of Saudi Arabia and has said it is participating in the alliance targeting Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who are allies of Iran.” Since the Egyptian military ousted Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood administration nearly two years ago, Egypt’s economic situation has deteriorated.The Egyptian regime is largely dependent upon assistance from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia. Consequently, the stakes are high in the Washington-backed war in Yemen, where the defeat of the Saudi-allied forces would be a tremendous blow to imperialist objectives in the Middle East.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders “extremely worried” as journalists expelled from Andijan

first_img to go further May 14, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders “extremely worried” as journalists expelled from Andijan Uzbek blogger facing possible 10-year jail term Organisation Follow the news on Uzbekistan Help by sharing this information More than six years in prison for Uzbek blogger who covered corruption The agency also reported that Uzbek authorities’ crackdown against the rebels had already left hundreds of people dead.__________________________________________________________________________________13.05.05Start of an “information war” May 11, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2021 Find out more “When the authorities keep journalists away from a conflict zone it is most often to hide abuses committed there. We are very concerned and urge President Islam Karimov to allow our colleagues to cover these events”, the organisation said after foreign and local journalists were expelled from the city overnight on 13-14 May. Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders urged President Islam Karimov and insurgents in the eastern city of Andijan to respect press freedom at all costs, as foreign news broadcasts and websites were blocked.US, Russian and British cable channels, CNN, NTV et BBC were all cut on 13 May throughout Uzbek territory and news was replaced with culture programmes and music clips. Russian independent websites www.lenta.ru, www.gazeta.ru and www.fergana.ru, and several Uuzbek websites were also blocked inside the country. At the same time Uzbek state TV and the national news agency Ouza referred to “criminals and bandits” who took control overnight 12-13 May of the top security prison and regional council in Andijan, a city of 300,000 inhabitants.Urging respect for press freedom, the cornerstone of democracy, the worldwide organisation called for pluralism of information to be protected in this particularly chaotic situation in the country.”It is urgent to put a definitive end to all censorship so that the Uzbek people can be guaranteed impartial coverage of the events under way,” it said. “All violence against journalists will seriously jeopardise the establishment of political and social normalisation in Uzbekistan.”Uzbek authorities control the media with a hand of iron. Although 800 newspapers and magazines are officially registered with the information ministry, only a handful has any editorial independence. The country’s four national TV channels are subject to presidential censorship and only a few websites carry any critical news.A crackdown on independent journalists has been stepped up since April 2005. Sabirjon Yakubov, a journalist on the weekly Hurriyat (Freedom) which has a circulation of 3,500, was arrested in the capital Tashkent on 11 April 2005, charged with “upsetting the constitutional order” and “belonging to an extremist religious organisation” (Article 159 of the criminal code). He faces up to 20 years in prison.Elsewhere, Ulugbek Khaidarov, 42, an independent journalist and local leader of Ezgulik (Kindness), a human rights organisation, was beaten up by a thug near his home in Jizzakh overnight on 23-24 April. Marina Kozlova, Uzbek correspondent for the US news agency United Press International (UPI), was refused accreditation by the foreign ministry on 27 April.President Karimov travelled today to Andijan where insurgents freed some 2000 detainees from the top security prison overnight 12-13 May. Security forces have fired into the crowd of several thousand people gathered in the centre of Andijan to call for the resignation of the head of state. At least nine people have been killed since clashes began and 39 others have been injured. RSF_en UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia October 15, 2020 Find out more News UzbekistanEurope – Central Asia News News “When the authorities keep journalists away from a conflict zone it is most often to hide abuses committed there. We are very concerned and urge President Islam Karimov to allow our colleagues to cover these events”, the organisation said after foreign and local journalists were expelled from the city overnight on 13-14 May.Uzbek security services enforced the expulsions. Reuters news agency reported that its correspondent in Andijan was ordered to leave the city in half an hour, failing which police would be unable to guarantee his safety.The agency said that seven journalists had been made to leave, mostly working for foreign newspapers, but a reporter with local agency Ferghana and another working for an opposition website were also forced to leave.Agence France-Presse (AFP) said that several journalists including one of its correspondents had been arrested overnight, then released and taken out of the city. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Newslast_img read more

Tech firms brings more jobs to Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleBohemian rhapsody – hair embellishment at RavensNext articleCitywide arts festival taking place this weekend Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 100 NEW jobs are to be created in Limerick when Indian tech firm HCL Technologies opens a new call centre at the former Eircom building in the city centre.The firm, with a multi-million euro annual turnover, provides digital computer assistance to a number of large multinationals as well as to Eir.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The firm is in the process of recruiting and starting 30 staff to operate its service and has planned to recruit a further 70 ver the next six months. Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Turas Nua, a Department of Social Protection agency that delivers the JobPath scheme to jobseekers, assisted the firm in its early stage recruitment.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessNewsTech firms brings more jobs to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – September 8, 2017 1496 Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGS100 jobsfeaturedHCL Technologieslimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Rotary Club could expand to high schools

first_img Print Article You Might Like Wetumpka man killed in motorcycle crash A Wetumpka man was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon in Brundidge, according to the Brundidge Police Department John… read more Richey shared information about Interact and what steps the Enterprise Rotary Club took to get a high school club established.There are 12,000 Rotary Interact Clubs with more than 250,000 members.“Interact’s mission is to build tomorrow’s leaders today,” Richey said. “Rotary is all about helping people and that’s what Interact is about. It provides opportunities for young people to be involved in service projects in their own communities and on the international level as well.” By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Rotary Club could expand to high schools Email the author Richey said that, after the Enterprise Rotary Club made the decision to sponsor an Interact Club, the first step was to enlist a faculty advisor.“To have an Interact Club, you must have a faculty advisor,” Richey said. “I had to ask three faculty members before one agreed. And, we got our foot in the door by offering a scholarship. We also participated in the open house for parents to make them aware of Interact and how it benefits the students and the community.”Richey said that, in recruiting members, she used all available resources to reach the high school students including churches, the social media and friends of friends.The Enterprise High School students were invited to fill out an “interest” survey. By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Brundidge Rotary Club learned more about Rotary Club’s Interact Club for high school students and will consider sponsoring an Interact Club of its own in the near future.Denine Richey, Rotary Sponsor for the Interact Club of Enterprise High School, was the program guest of the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.The Rotary Club of Enterprise chartered the Interact Club in May 2013. “We had 100 students to fill out the forms and 60 joined,” Richey said.The Enterprise Rotary Club elected not to have membership dues and gave each student who joined an Interact tee shirt.“Interact is required to meet twice a month,” Richey said. “We meet once during school for short time and again on Sunday afternoon when we have time for a program. The club is required to participate in two service projects each year, a community project and an international project.”Interact members must participate in 60 percent of the club’s activities and meetings.Richey said the Enterprise Interact Club members have been excited and enthusiastic about participating in the community service project and in the ‘international’ project, which is to raise money for research into childhood cancers.Richey said the Enterprise Club is still learning about Interact and finding different ways to be involved.“Being a sponsor of an Interact Club is very rewarding,” Richey said. “We will be glad to assist (Brundidge Rotary Club) in any way.“What I would like to see is for the Interact Clubs in our area to get together for an event. It would be good way for us to get to know each other and learn more about what each club is doing.” Latest Stories Published 11:30 pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… 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 HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Florence causing ‘historic and unprecedented flooding’; at least 14 dead

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW BERN, N.C.) — Florence weakened to a tropical depression early Sunday, but that was cold comfort to residents in North Carolina who have seen over 2 feet of rain and are now battling major-river flooding and possible tornadoes.Adding to the rain and threat of further flooding, a tornado watch is in effect until at least 5:30 p.m. Sunday for the areas of Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, Oak Island and Florence.“It’s bad right now, and we do expect it to get worse over the coming days,” Michael Sprayberry, director of North Carolina Emergency Management, said on ABC’s This Week Sunday. “We know that’s going to be a major mission going forward, because this is historic and unprecedented flooding.”New evacuation orders were issued Sunday morning for a mile-long area along the Cape Fear and Little rivers in North Carolina.Since the storm made landfall in North Carolina on Friday morning as a hurricane, it has been blamed for 14 deaths. Hundreds of water rescues have been carried out by local authorities, Cajun Navy volunteers and the U.S. Coast Guard since Friday morning.The Coast Guard alone has rescued 57 people and eight pets in North Carolina since Florence made landfall, said Coast Guard Adm. Karl Schultz.More than 770,000 customers were still without power as of Saturday night.Major-river flooding a threatCatastrophic flooding unfolded Sunday morning in parts of North Carolina, exceeding flooding 19 years ago in Hurricane Floyd, the National Weather Service said.One waterway — the Cape Fear River — rose 15 feet in just 24 hours from early Saturday to early Sunday. It reached flood stage in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where mandatory evacuation orders were issued Saturday.“This will be very dangerous flooding over the next few days,” the National Weather Service said in a tweet Sunday morning.The Coast Guard head echoed this view.“My biggest concern is the rising water,” Schultz said on This Week, noting that Wilmington, North Carolina, got 24 inches of rain and could potentially get 15 inches more.“We’re looking at a high-water situation,” he said. “The rivers could potentially crest here into the early part of this week. So we have not seen the worst of the flooding.”Schultz was among the emergency officials who briefed President Trump on the storm on Saturday.“We talked about the massive risk the storm poses — catastrophic flooding, prolonged flooding,” he said of the briefing. “We gave him an update on response capabilities in the theater, and the president is completely leaning in — anything the feds need to do to support the local, the state partners here in South Carolina and North Carolina. We feel fully supported.”The Lumber River, near Lumberton, North Carolina, will rise into major flood stage Sunday morning. It is expected to reach a level very near the record Hurricane Matthew set in 2016. Mandatory evacuations were issued for South Lumberton on Saturday.Major-river flooding is also expected on some rivers from southern Virginia to northern South Carolina.The Northeast Cape Fear River, near Chinquapin, North Carolina, will rise above record flood levels set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999. This will cause devastating flooding across much of Onslow County with travel made impossible and many homes completely flooded.The Neuse River — both near Goldsboro and Kinston, North Carolina — will reach major flood stage late Sunday and into Monday. The Waccamaw River, near Conway, South Carolina, will rise near record levels by the end of the week.Florence has dropped a tremendous amount of rain in eastern North Carolina, with a widespread 20 to 30 inches already reported. Radar is estimating that some areas between Wilmington and New Bern, North Carolina, have received over 30 inches of rain.These are some of the latest rainfall totals as of 11 p.m. Saturday:— Swansboro, N.C. — 30.59 inches— Newport/Morehead City, N.C. — 25.20 inches— Elizabethtown, N.C. — 20.17 inches— Jacksonville, N.C. — 16.13 inches— Conway, S.C. — 9.90 inches— Myrtle Beach Airport, S.C. — 6.74 inchesFlorence is now the third storm to set a tropical cyclone state rainfall record in just the last 12 months. Harvey dropped 60.58 inches of rain last year in Texas, setting the state’s new record. Just last month, Lane dropped a maximum of 52.02 inches of rain in Hawaii, breaking the state record. The 30.59 inches that have fallen in Swansboro sets a new record for North Carolina.Florence also currently stands as the sixth-highest tropical cyclone rainfall total across the U.S. for records dating back to 1950.Heavy rain spreads inlandHeavy rains bands are still coming onshore in eastern South Carolina and North Carolina on Sunday morning. Some of the heavier bands have shifted toward Fayetteville, Charlotte and Raleigh.Torrential rain is causing inland flooding with major roadways closed, including large portions of I-95.An additional 6 to 10 inches of rain is still possible along the southeast border of North Carolina and South Carolina.Life-threatening, catastrophic flash flooding is likely over the southern to central Appalachians from western North Carolina into western Virginia and eastern West Virginia. Torrential rain will cause flash flooding and increase the risk for landslides in the higher terrains.Florence is still moving very slowly inland. The track shows Florence moving west through Sunday, and then gradually turning north by Monday. Florence will likely become a remnant low within 36 hours.Even though Florence is weakening, it will still bring significant rainfall inland to the Appalachians before moving toward the Northeast on Tuesday. Totals could exceed 4 inches locally for inland New York and Massachusetts.“People need to heed the warnings from their local emergency management experts and stay in safe ground,” the Coast Guard’s Adm. Schultz said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

University HR team fights to shed macho culture image

first_imgUniversity HR team fights to shed macho culture imageOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Cambridge University’s personnel director claims that itsnew HR team can tackle the institution’s macho culture.Last week a staff report, called Equalities in theUniversity ñ Setting a New Agenda, was published which criticises theuniversity’s working culture. Peter Deer, personnel director at Cambridge University,said, “The results are no surprise, the university has only had an HR teamand policies for 12 months.”I joined in November 1999 and it was the first timethere was a universal personnel department. Previously, individual collegeslooked after their staff.”The survey of the university’s 7,000 staff, carried out byconsultancy Schneider-Ross, found that nearly 75 per cent of ethnic minoritystaff and 66 per cent of female employees had felt undervalued during someperiod of their employment. The figure rises to 81 per cent among disabledstaff.Deer said, “This is an inclusive institution with aculture that goes back over 100 years. It is going to take time for my HRrevolution to take shape.” Twenty-three per cent of staff said that bullying bymanagers has hindered their chances of promotion.Deer said, “Academics are not good at management and donot see it as part of their job function. We need to change the culture. “I am recruiting a dozen more HR staff, taking my teamto over 50, to help implement a five-year plan. First, we must improveinter-college communication and management skills. “We will publish a progress report in 2003, and Iexpect to see a massive improvement.”By Paul Nelsonwww.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/personnel/equality Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more