PPR starts exclusive talks to sell off furniture branch

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AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2014 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2014 presentation Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

With £10K, I’d invest in the FTSE 100 like this right now

first_imgWith £10K, I’d invest in the FTSE 100 like this right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address These are tough times for investors. But I’d consider investing £10k in the FTSE 100 now. I’ve read several commentators comparing the falls we’ve seen in the markets to the crash back in 1987.But I reckon it could be shaping up to be an even bigger event. Perhaps more comparable to the credit crunch and recession beginning in 2007.5G 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…I know the causes are different and, so far, the financial system is standing up to the strain. But just today I read an article on Reuters suggesting things could get worse for the financial system.Falling markets can offer opportunities tooShares have been falling along with commodity prices, including precious metals such as gold and silver. In that respect, it feels to me more like it did back in 2007-2009, with almost everything appearing to plunge together.Anything could happen from where we are now, of course. We could even see the FTSE 100 slip back further, maybe below 4,000 as it did 11 or so years ago. However, back then, the bear market lasted for almost two years. And it’s possible the indices could drift lower in the months ahead too.There’s carnage in the ‘real’ economy because of the way governments are discouraging social gatherings and the movement of people. It’s hard to imagine anything other than a serious general economic slowdown in the months ahead.Yet despite all the worry, doom and gloom, serious set-backs in the markets always offer opportunity as well. And there are plenty of people suggesting a contrarian approach to investing.Buy now, when you least feel like it, the argument goes, and you could be glad you did when markets ‘normalise’. However, that approach is tricky. If you buy too soon, you’ll likely suffer losses if the markets and share prices fall further. And if you have remained fully invested all the way down, you could be dealing with seriously reduced ‘firepower.’Proceeding with cautionAnd I wouldn’t try to time the markets by pushing the ‘buy’ button with my full £10k all in one go. Even if I thought the FTSE 100 was ridiculously low. To me, the safest approach is to drip-feed the money in. If the index and share prices do move lower, you could be glad you took such a conservative approach.But a programme of regular monthly investments into the shares of high-quality individual FTSE 100 companies, or into an FTSE 100 index tracker fund, could serve you well in the years ahead.I’d aim to hold my investments in a tax-efficient wrapper such as a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP) or a Stocks and Shares ISA. And I’d set things up so dividends are automatically reinvested along the way to ensure the investment compounds over time.In times of big reversals, such as the one we’re seeing now, I believe the FTSE 100, and some of the individual shares within it, can be good vehicles for riding a recovery in the markets later. 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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. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

House in Wellesley / 1100 Architect

first_imgCopyAbout this office1100 ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWellesleyOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on May 09, 2020Cite: “House in Wellesley / 1100 Architect” 09 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream TE2 Acoustical Consultant: Houses Civil Engineer: Sanborn, Head & Associates Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTO+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938851/house-in-wellesley-1100-architect Clipboard “COPY” Landscape: Area:  14000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Interior Designer: Structural Engineering: Year:  Projects Reed Hilderbrand Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Dornbracht, European Home, Miele, Stone Source, Subzero/Wolf, Dinesen Flooring, ENP Agencement, Gorgona Best, Schuco United States Doyle House House in Wellesley / 1100 ArchitectSave this projectSaveHouse in Wellesley / 1100 Architect MEP Engineer: McAlpine House, Ray Booth Design Team:David Piscuskas, Susanne Milne, Chloe Rice, Kelsey Odom, Daphne Shin, William Ruffenach, Kriti Garg, Heiman Luk, Kenneth Nielsen, Jason O’Koren, Ida Tam, Christie YeungClients:ConfidentialCity:WellesleyCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTORecommended ProductsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Set in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where white clapboard-clad vernacular houses abound, this new house stands as a contemporary response to that architectural tradition.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOThe form responds directly to careful evaluations of views, internal adjacencies, spatial optimization, and municipal regulations. It also emerges from how the client wanted to see the house: as a white cube set in the landscape. Rather than a single, massive white cube, the architects designed the volume as two cubes that each intersect the other. Doing so modulated the house’s scale while delivering the geometric effect the clients wanted. To reinforce the impact of that geometry, the design keeps the façade completely taut, with siding panels and windows set in a flat surface.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOInside, the steel-frame structure allows for open floorplans without load-bearing columns or walls, providing flexibility, abundant daylighting and ventilation. A prominent staircase connects the different floors, with each flight animated by a different custom handrail. On the third floor, a roof terrace provides a quiet, secluded area for outdoor recreation.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOSave this picture!Floor plan level 1Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTODesigned for a young family, the house was built to perform as a 100-year building. The House in Wellesley will allow the clients to live in the home for the full life-cycle of their family, adapting from having and raising children through to empty nesting.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron/OTTOProject gallerySee allShow lessBanyan Tree Riverside Residences Bangkok / SCDA ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBrickface House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: 1100 Architect Area Area of this architecture project Geotechnical Engineer: “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs House in Wellesley / 1100 Architect CopyHouses•Wellesley, United States Houghton Associates Silman ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938851/house-in-wellesley-1100-architect Clipboard 2019 Photographs:  Peter Aaron/OTTO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project last_img read more

“Hello Boobs” in 3D for breast cancer charity with Blippar

first_img Blippar.com’s ‘Hello Boobs’ campaign for breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! consisted of a digital outdoor campaign in augmented reality.By using the free blippar app and pointing their mobile phone or iPad at the poster, viewers could see the breasts in 3D. The humorous element – you get to name them the breasts – is part of CoppaFeel’s message and tone, but you probably guessed that from their name.Users are then able to share the picture via Facebook and Twitter and also find out more about ‘how to check your boobs’ and sign-up to the CoppaFeel! text reminder service.So, not a direct fundraising ask, but a way to generate attention and sign-ups. Howard Lake | 25 January 2012 | News  161 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “Hello Boobs” in 3D for breast cancer charity with Blippar Advertisement  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Humourlast_img read more

Mothers for Justice United

first_imgMembers of “Mothers for Justice United” marched and participated in various activities in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day weekend, May 8 to 10, to demand an end to the epidemic of police terror and other forms of state violence directed against Black and Brown communities.Maria Hamilton demanded justice for her son, Dontre Hamilton, whom killer cop Christopher Manney shot 14 times and killed on April 30, 2014, in Milwaukee. Andrea Irwin, mother of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old Black youth whom killer cop Matt Kenney murdered on March 6 in Madison, Wis., also participated, as did other mothers of police victims.“This is a call for everybody to wake up,” Hamilton said as the main march began May 9. “We are here on behalf of our babies to tell the United States government that we aren’t going anywhere. We aren’t going to continue to keep burying our babies. Do something and do it now.”Mothers For Justice United is planning a series of actions across the U.S. this spring and summer. For more information: facebook.com/mothersforjusticeunited.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Summer Sunday Lawn Concert

first_img Summer Sunday Lawn Concert WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Museum of the SouthwestSummer Sunday Lawn ConcertMuseum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave., Midland, has scheduled a Summer Sunday Lawn Concert featuring Weatherstone from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on the front lawn of the Turner Mansion.Concerts are family and pet-friendly. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers. Food trucks will be onsite. Admission is free. Call 683-2882. By admin – June 9, 2018 Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook Twitter Museum of the Southwest logo Previous article‘Pack the House’ to destroy barriersNext articleGOOD NEWS: Inaugural Artisan Art Walk Art Show Winners admin Local Newslast_img read more

Janet Jackson surprises UCLA gymnast after viral performance to singer’s tunes

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKatharine Lotze/Getty ImagesBy ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — UCLA gymnast Margzetta Frazier is wowing many on social media with her floor routine to some of Janet Jackson’s popular tunes — including the singer herself.Over the weekend, Jackson surprised Frazier with a FaceTime call before a meet against Utah.“You’re incredible,” Jackson told the 20-year-old college gymnast in their call, which was shared on Jackson’s Instagram. “I think you are incredible, I think you are beautiful … The routine you did was excellent. And to learn those steps?! You did them perfectly.”Frazier debuted her floor routine inspired by the singer’s music and choreography in January. Some of the choreography she incorporated included moves from the music videos of Jackson’s songs “If” and “Nasty.”Earlier this month, her performance of the routine earned a 9.925 out of 10, during a competition against Brigham Young University’s gymnastics team.Jackson commented on the routine saying, “#iLuvIT” with three heart emojis.#iLuvIT @IAmMargzetta!!! https://t.co/GfCfvg5ift— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) February 11, 2021During their FaceTime call, Jackson told Frazier that her performance moved the singer to tears.“A friend sent me this video, and it was a video of you and the routine you did,” Jackson said. “When I watched it, I began to cry. I was so thankful to God for all that he has allowed me to do and given me and just to see the work that I’ve done — the young generation still having fun with it the way that I did and still do 35 years later.”“Thank you, because you inspire me,” Jackson added. “You really inspire me. Thank you so much for that inspiration, I think you are incredible.”Frazier, who was overwhelmed with tears during the conversation with her idol, replied and told Jackson, “You inspire me.”Jackson ended the call by wishing Frazier luck during her meet later that evening and said she hoped the gymnast would teach her some moves someday.“Keep doing it,” Jackson said. “Because you’re doing an incredible job. And good luck. All the best.”Frazier earned a 9.925 on the balance beam and a career-high vault score of 9.875 during UCLA’s meet against Utah, which helped UCLA finish with a season-best team total of 197.100. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by February 22, 2021 /Sports News – National Janet Jackson surprises UCLA gymnast after viral performance to singer’s tunescenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Horribly profitable Halloween

first_imgA major event in the US, Halloween has never had the same impact in the UK. But there are signs that this is changing, with the British public showing more interest in ghouls and ghosts.According to Steve McCann, technical baker for ingredients supplier Macphie, sales during the scaring season are soaring. “With the UK Halloween market growing by a staggering 25% year on year, many bakeries find that this is their strongest time of the year for novelty lines, even though it has a much shorter selling period than Christmas,” he says.”Halloween sales might stretch to a couple of weeks, compared with 8-12 weeks for Christmas. Both Christmas and Halloween have strong visual identities and are great opportunities for bakers to create excitement and revitalise existing lines to capture the imagination.”Halloween has a strong appeal to both children and adults, and has a much broader consumer base than say Valentine’s day, says McCann. “Everyone seems to get into the spirit of Halloween and most bakers enjoy the opportunity to come up with gruesome ideas in the most shocking colours.”So what does he look for in a Halloween idea? “Mainly we look for ideas that are simple to make but have a lot of visual impact. Bakers can make the most of the range of Macphie bakery ingredients available,” he says.For example, Macphie recommends starting with plain cake bases (such as Macphie’s Mississippi Muffin/Case Mix or Genoese Cake Mix) or cookies (such as Macphie’s American Soft Cookie Mix).Simply cut these into novelty shapes and top with quick and easy decorations. McCann says: “It’s important to keep the concepts grounded in practical reality. We know that people are pressed for time and don’t always have the finishing resources they’d like.”Childrens’ sweets can be used to finish some of the products, which are easily obtainable at any supermarket or sweet shop. There are a variety of plaques and toppers available.McCann says: “We also look for ideas that will appeal to both children and adults, with a sense of fun and an element of gruesomeness, because we know that these are the ideas that will walk out of the shop.”McCann says his ideas for Halloween tend to come from the traditional ghosts and ghouls Halloween themes. “Our marketeers research global databases for what’s new, what costumes themes are on the web and that kind of thing. They keep a list of ideas associated with Halloween. If you can work around these, you can’t go far wrong.”Despite the US tradition of celebrating Halloween, Macphie says the event actually originated in England. In nineteenth century All Souls’ Day parades, poor people begged for food and families gave them pastries called “soul cakes” in return for their promise to pray for the family’s dead relatives. The distribution of soul cakes was encouraged by the church as a way to replace the ancient practice of leaving food and wine for roaming spirits. n—-=== Let your imagination run wild ===n Use what is readily available to finish productsn Keep the final format simplen Produce fun, scary ideas that will appeal to children and adultsn Make sure to use Halloween-themed packaging to make things extra specialBride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Cakes:Make up Macphie Genoese Cake Mix as per basic recipe. Deposit 5kg of batter into 18in x 30in tray. Bake at 180ºC (360ºF) for 40 minutes. When cool, cut into rectangles. Enrobe with 5th Avenue White Icing coloured with green food colouring. Create faces and hair with jelly sweets, Liquorice Allsorts and 5th Avenue Chocolate Icing. Use chocolate curls to create Frankenstein’s hair.Maggoty Muffins:Make up Mississippi Plain and Chocolate Muffin/Cake Mixes as per basic recipe. Add green food colouring to the plain batter as required. Gently blend the two batters together to create a marble effect. Deposit 85-90g of batter into paper cases on muffin trays. Bake at 185ºC (365ºF) for 30 minutes. When cool, decorate with jelly worms to create a scary maggoty effect.Trick or Treat Cookie Bags: A mixture of delicious “treat” cookies and unusual “trick” cookies for example: hot chilli flavour, which are surprisingly tasty!Make up Soft and Chewy Cookie Mix as per basic recipe. Blend in 10g of dried chilli per 1kg of powder mix. Deposit 75g of dough onto baking tray and bake at 170ºC (350ºF) for 14 minutes. Alternatively make up cookies using Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chunk, Oat & Raisin or Chocolate Cookie Mix.—-=== Halloween line-up ===last_img read more

Plimsoll seeks out ’hidden jewels’

first_imgAccording to business analyst Plimsoll Publishing, new technology can predict the success or failure of almost any proposed acquisition in the UK and Nor- thern Ireland.The technology, Valuations, Industry analysis, Business acquisitions (VIBE) draws on a database of information from the age of a firm’s directors to details about the company’s strengths and weaknesses.”We also identify the firms we describe as ’hidden jewels’, where the fees paid to directors have been distorting the profits for years,” said Plimsoll’s senior analyst David Pattison. “This is a package of key information that is not available anywhere else in a single document.”Each report is supplied via email, or CD or on a USB memory stick.last_img