First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) Q32008 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2008 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm)  2008 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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3 reasons why I’d invest in gold along with stocks for my 2020 ISA allocation

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons why I’d invest in gold along with stocks for my 2020 ISA allocation Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Gold is a commodity that has close ties with stock investors. Investing in gold has always been popular as part of diversifying an overall investment portfolio. It does go in and out of fashion, but certainly for 2020 it’s top of the wish list! So when looking at how best to deploy my £20,000 ISA allocation for the coming year, gold definitely has a role to play.Why use the ISA?An ISA is a provision from the government which allows profits to be sheltered from capital gains tax. You can simply have a Cash ISA, but the low interest rates offered currently mean many turn to a Stocks and Shares ISA. This allows you to invest into stocks you like, without having to worry about paying funds away in taxes. Really, for any stock investor, it makes a lot of sense to buy and sell via your ISA.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…Gold investing: The summaryGold is a hedge against falling stocks. When I speak of a hedge, I’m not talking about your neighbour’s front garden antics. Rather, a financial hedge is something that protects you against a negative scenario. If you held 100% of your assets in stocks this year, then naturally you’d have taken a hit due to the slump in the FTSE 100 index. If you had 20% of your money in gold, this would’ve acted as a protection (or hedge) against the stocks. Gold has rallied 30%+ this year, and is closing in on all time highs of around $1,900 per oz.Gold is easy to buy into. Gone are the days of you having to physically buy a gold bar and either pay to store it somewhere or keep it in your safe at home. You can still do this if you want, but many now invest in gold via a tracker fund or a stock of a precious metal miner. This takes the hassle away for an investor. It also provides you with the liquidity to buy and sell instantly if you desire. A good example of a gold tracker fund is the Investec Global Gold fund. If you want to get indirect exposure via a listed company, take a look at BHP Group. Gold has little opportunity cost, given the low interest rates. This counters one of the main criticisms of buying into gold, that gold does not pay out any dividends or interest! This is completely true, and if the Bank of England base rate was at 5%, then the opportunity cost of earning no interest on gold would make me stop and think. But the interest rate is at 0.1% currently. So by holding gold, I don’t give up much versus holding cash instead. That makes it a powerful case to hold now, even if the price remains fairly flat.My Foolish takeawayI’m never going to hold everything in gold, as this is too extreme. But holding some tracker funds and indirect exposure via some mining stocks in my ISA allows me to hopefully ride a move higher. At the same time it offers a hedge against my main stock portfolio.center_img Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith and The Motley Fool UK have no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

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Is it too late to buy Pets at Home shares?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Nadia Yaqub | Friday, 28th May, 2021 | More on: PETS Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Pets at Home (LSE: PETS) shares are in the limelight. The stock is up 85% over the last 12 months. In fact, it’s now trading close to its all-time high.So have I missed the boat with Pets at Home shares? I don’t think so. I reckon there’s more room for growth and here I’ll explain why.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…An overviewThe company is the UK’s leading pet care business. It offers a one-stop shop with everything an owner needs to look after their pet. This includes food, toys, and grooming services.It also operates a leading small animal veterinary business, with First Opinion practices located both in its stores and in standalone locations.Pets at Home has over 450 stores and more than 50% of its shops have vet and grooming salons. Customers can also shop online where they can chose from over 9,600 products in its extended range.Bull caseI’ve been impressed by Pets at Home’s success. And yesterday’s full-year results were no exception. It clearly has been a winner of the pandemic. While many people have been working from home during the coronavirus crisis, they have also decided to own a pet.In fact, the company estimates a 8% increase in pet ownership over the past year. So what does this mean for the company? Well, its total addressable market has increased, which means that it has a better chance of improving its market share.What I like is that Pets at Home has a strong brand and a leading position in its industry. The company expects the increase in UK animal owners to offer a £600m customer revenue opportunity over the medium term. This provides a supportive backdrop for the shares to push higher.The business model is very attractive. The vet clinics and grooming services provide additional sources of revenue. It also offers cross-selling opportunities with the core retail business.The company has a strong customer database. It has over 6m VIP members and the number of Puppy and Kitten Club memberships is increasing. This should help drive revenue as it can use the data to gain valuable customer insights to drive sales.Bear caseI’m concerned that the pet market is very fragmented and hence the competition is fierce. Large online players such as Amazon pose a threat to Pets at Home. And given the convenience that services such as Amazon Prime provide, competitors could gain market share.The FTSE 250 stock is trading close to its record high. I think the market has become accustomed to it delivering positive results. This means that the shares are sensitive to any negative news. Any slowdown or weakness in numbers is likely to hit the stock price.It is also investing further in digitising the business. Over the next 18 months, the company will spend £20m on its online offering. While this should create a seamless customer experience, it may impact profitability at least in the short term.My viewI reckon Pets at Home can reap the rewards from the increase in pet ownership during the last year. I’m impressed by what it has achieved so far and the firm has a well-proven track record. I think the stock can push higher and I’d buy Pets at Home shares. Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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.center_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Is it too late to buy Pets at Home shares? See all posts by Nadia Yaqublast_img read more

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Kevin D. Nichols ordained as 9th bishop of the Diocese…

first_img Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Posted Sep 21, 2018 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET House of Bishops, Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL People Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Kevin D. Nichols ordained as 9th bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Knoxville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Featured Events Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Curate Diocese of Nebraska Bishop Elections, Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Kevin D. Nichols, newly ordained and consecrated ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, receives the crozier from Sean W. Rowe, who has served as bishop provisional since March 2014. Photo: Danny Schweers[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Kevin D. Nichols was ordained and consecrated as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania.Nearly 600 people attended the festive consecration service, at which the Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of New Hampshire, preached. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, led the service as chief consecrator.Nichols will be seated at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on October 12 during the diocese’s annual convention.During the ordination service, Nichols was presented with a pectoral cross designed by Curtis Drestch, a professor at Muhlenberg College. The cross, a symbol of the bishop’s office, is made of stainless steel in recognition of the region’s history as a center of coal mining and steel manufacturing.The Rt. Rev. Kevin D. Nichols was ordained and consecrated as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept. 15. Photo: Danny SchweersNichols was elected bishop on April 28. Prior to his election, he was chief operating officer and canon for mission resources in the Diocese of New Hampshire, a position he held since 2014. Nichols was formerly president of the Diocese of New Hampshire’s Standing Committee and a member of the churchwide Task Force to Reimagine the Episcopal Church.A former Roman Catholic priest who received his master of divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, he was received into the Episcopal priesthood in 1999 and has served as rector of St. Stephen’s in Pittsfield, New Hampshire, and St. Andrew’s in Hopkinton, New Hampshire. He is married to Patti, a licensed clinical social worker. They have four adult children: Graham, Lindsay, Bryan and Keaton, and three grandchildren.Nichols succeeds the Rt. Rev. Sean W. Rowe, who has served as bishop provisional since March 2014.The Diocese of Bethlehem includes more than 9,000 Episcopalians in 58 congregations across northeastern and central eastern Pennsylvania. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books last_img read more

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EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake Architects

first_img Projects EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake Architects CopySave this picture!© Roger Wade StudiosRecommended ProductsDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaText description provided by the architects. The project was sited on a low lying wetland that demanded consideration due to a high water table. The solution to this problem was to elevate the house three feet above existing grade and to utilize an insulated slab on grade to avoid the probability of fostering mold growth in a crawl space. The Architectural water features we used to enhance the project while at the same time provided positive drainage.Save this picture!© Roger Wade StudiosAdditionally, the client wanted to avoid remove any of the mature trees on the site and still capture the view to the mountain range to the north. Careful siting allowed both objectives to be attained. Low energy consumption was a goal and this was attained utilizing an open loop ground source heat pump for both heating and cooling. Indoor temperatures are conserved utilizing R-40 and R-65 wall and roof assemblies.Save this picture!© Roger Wade StudiosCarbon footprint issues were addressed by utilizing 100% reclaimed material for the exterior siding and otherwise specifying materials that required no maintenance ie: cor-ten roofing and fascia detailing. New wood that was used received a water soluble “lifetime” finish that slowly weathered to a protective base coat over time. Wood sash windows of teak further reduced the exterior maintenance issues. Save this picture!© Roger Wade StudiosInterior finishes were selected for their low VOC content as well, with all casework being finished in an organic vegetable based oil material. Renewable bamboo is utilized throughout the house as well as a ceiling material. Electrical consumption was reduced by specifying LED technology in all of the public spaces and high output halogen light elsewhere.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessRenova Energia Proposal / Sotero Arquitetura e UrbanismoArticlesEscola Senai Proposal / NPC Grupo ArquiteturaArticles Share Photographs:  Roger Wade Studios Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake ArchitectsSave this projectSaveEHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake ArchitectsSave this picture!© Roger Wade StudiosHouses•Wilson, United States ArchDaily Year:  Manufacturers: European Home+ 13 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/310821/eha-family-trust-residence-wardblake-architects Clipboard United States Houses 2011 Area:  3 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Architects: Ward+Blake Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/310821/eha-family-trust-residence-wardblake-architects Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeWard+Blake ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodWilsonHousesUnited StatesPublished on December 30, 2012Cite: “EHA Family Trust Residence / Ward+Blake Architects” 30 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ SandShowerhansgroheShowers – Raindance SelectWoodEGGERTimberSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Bre-ClassMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – MarbleWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Long-Span StructuresWoodBlumer LehmannAssembly and Logistics of Wood ProjectsHandlesKarcher DesignDoor Handle Madeira ER45Chairs / Benches / CouchesArperModular Sofa – LoopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?EHA家庭信托住宅/ Ward+Blake Architects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 streamlast_img read more

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Build Your Own Neutra Home!

first_imgArchDaily Build Your Own Neutra Home! “COPY” Build Your Own Neutra Home!Save this articleSaveBuild Your Own Neutra Home! ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/365534/build-your-own-neutra-home Clipboard CopyAbout this authorNicky RackardAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesMid-Century ModernRichard NeutraModernismHousesResidentialCite: Nicky Rackard. “Build Your Own Neutra Home!” 26 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.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 CopyThe mid-century modern master, Richard Neutra was well known for his cutting edge modernism. Since Julius Shulman immortalized his houses in his iconic photographs, Neutra’s bright, airy homes have widely been seen as the pinacle of modernism and desirability. One problem though, they’re in high demand and it’s not exactly like they’re making any more Neutra buildings; in fact, quite the opposite is true and as a result they have become a pretty expensive commodity.Read more about how to get your very own Neutra home after the break… Save this picture!Case Study House No.6 / Richard Neutra; Model by Jack Eddington © Julius SchulmanHowever, all that is about to change thanks to a new partnership between his son, Dion Neutra, the Neutra Office and California Architecture Conservancy, who have enabled regular Joe-sixpack license the right to build their very own Neutra-designed home. Dion Neutra and the Neutra Office will even supervise the construction to boot, while keeping it up to modern spec. They are promising a selection of plans to choose from, both built and unbuilt. Although prices are strictly upon request, The Agency – the California real estate outfit selling the plans – assure potential buyers that it will be “the price of what one would customarily pay for an architect to design and render supervising architectural services.”So if you’re wondering what to get that Neutra fan in your life for Christmas, start saving your pennies and contact Billy Rose at The Agency for more information on how to proceed.Save this picture!Kaufmann House, 1947 Palm Springs, CA / Richard Neutra, architect; Courtesy of wikiarquitectura.comOptions include the 1948 Kauffman House, the 1929 Lovell Health House, Case Study House No. 6, Case Study House No. 13, and more . FAR ROC [For a Resilient Rockaway] CompetitionEventNovo Mesto Central Market Competition Entry / EnotaUnbuilt Project Share “COPY” Save this picture!Kaufmann House, 1947 Palm Springs, CA / Richard Neutra, architect © Julius SchulmanWritten by Nicky RackardApril 26, 2013 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/365534/build-your-own-neutra-home Clipboard Architecture Newslast_img read more

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Congressman wants President to Address Propane Issues

first_img Rep Kind on propaneIndiana Governor Mike Pence has taken action as a result of the propane fuel crisis, and now one lawmaker wants help from the President. As farmers, homeowners and propane suppliers struggle with a sharp drop in supply and the resulting spike in prices, Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind is asking President Obama to direct the Federal Government to address the current propane crisis.“This week I’m sending a letter to the President asking him to direct all the federal agencies, all hands on deck approach in order to address the crisis that we have right now when it comes to supply lines, the fuel lines, also export issues that are affecting the supply domestically, and what we can do in the future in order to avoid being caught flat footed and seeing this huge spike in domestic fuel costs for families.”Kind would like to see the Department of Energy explore a strategic propane reserve.“Does that make sense for propane? Should we have a strategic reserve when we get this polar vortex coming down as we have, unusually this winter, but because of the cold weather. It’s not just the upper Midwest. It’s also the southern states that are consuming a lot more fuel to deal with their heating needs which is very unusual. That’s what’s obviously led to supply shortages. But I also think we need to look at the tremendous increases in the exports that we’ve seen in the market lately. That too has limited domestic supply for when we need it.”Kind also believes that the export subsidies for the energy companies should be reduced or removed and that there will be a debate over the export of the increased oil and gas production here in the U.S. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Congressman wants President to Address Propane Issues SHARE Facebook Twitter Congressman wants President to Address Propane Issues SHARE By Andy Eubank – Jan 30, 2014 Previous articleWays for Producers to Conserve PropaneNext articleTen Considerations: The Role of Crop Insurance in the Farm Safety Net Andy Eubanklast_img read more

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UKG Announces Exceptional First-Quarter Results

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp LOWELL, Mass. & WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of Fiscal 2021, ending December 31, 2020. Total revenue for the quarter continued growing and was $776 million 1, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) excluding float growing 17% to $210 million. 1 Subscription revenue excluding float grew 16% 1, driven by a healthy distribution of new-customer orders, continued strong retention, and customers enhancing their existing UKG solutions — including adding new HCM, payroll, workforce management, or HRSD offerings now available to them as a result of the merger. “I’m beyond energized by the start of what will be our first full fiscal year as UKG. This is the third consecutive quarter of proof that we are better together,” said Aron Ain, UKG chairman and CEO. “The strength and depth of our unique product portfolio and dedication to customer success continue to drive strong financial performance and, more importantly, is helping organizations everywhere quickly adapt to challenging market conditions and take care of their people. Our own focus on people was acknowledged recently, with Forbes ranking UKG #2 on its 2021 list of America’s Best Large Employers. We’re extremely honored to receive this recognition of the culture we are building for UKG.” Business HighlightsContinuing the growing momentum from Fiscal 2020, hundreds of new and long-time customers around the world placed orders in the first quarter to take advantage of UKG HCM, HRSD, payroll, workforce management, and scheduling products, including:a multi-national lifestyle retailer employing 24,000 associates worldwide;one of the largest mobile-network operators in the United Kingdom;a convenience store and dairy-shop chain with hundreds of locations across the United States;a major nonprofit organization and one of the top employers in Toronto, Canada;a utility-holding company serving more than four million electric and natural-gas customers;a fast-growing, quick-service restaurant chain in South Africa, established by Africa’s largest food retailera premier, multi-national automotive manufacturer with nearly 11,000 employees in Mexico; anda leading beauty company consisting of iconic brands in more than 100 countries. UKG Announces Exceptional First-Quarter Results Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter In Q1, UKG brought more than 600 customers live on UKG Dimensions, UKG Ready, UKG Pro, and UKG Pro HR Service Delivery worldwide — including companies based in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia — across a wide variety of industries such as retail, manufacturing, and healthcare.More than 6,000 people attended the company’s first-ever virtual customer conference, UKG Works, November 18-19, 2020.UKG was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic QuadrantforCloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises for the fourth consecutive year — and was the only provider with two solutions, UKG Pro and UKG Ready, evaluated in the Magic Quadrant.Gartner also ranked UKG the highest for North America midmarket use cases in its Critical Capabilities for Cloud HCM Suites report for the fifth time.In the United Kingdom, Great Place to Work ranked UKG #6 on its Best Workplaces in Technology list.In Q1, UKG scored 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, a top U.S. benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The 100% score designates UKG as a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.Fairygodboss, the largest online career community for women, ranked UKG #4 on its 2021 Best Companies for Women list, #2 on its 2021 Best Technology Companies for Women list, and #1 on its 2021 Best Companies Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity list, with a 100% score.For going beyond the usual scope of business to serve its customers, employees, and the community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, UKG won a TrustRadius Tech Cares award.Great Place to Work named UKG to its Best Workplaces for Parents list in the United States.UKG announced enhancements to the analytics in its Pro and Ready platforms to help businesses better adapt to changing market conditions and respond in times of crisis.UKG added to the depth of its industry-specific solutions, with the launch of UKG Dimensions Gaming for casino resorts and gaming industries around the globe.The Workforce Institute at UKG continued to broaden representation of its global customer base by appointing Mexico-based best-selling author, speaker, and award-winning journalist Ivonne Vargas as its newest member of its interdisciplinary board of advisors.UKG is leveraging its cloud solutions to deliver meaningful data insights to help inform the economic recovery, with monthly Workforce Activity Reports regularly featured by The Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNBC, NPR, and Reuters, and utilized by a variety of leading economists and financial institutions. “Despite continued pressures of the pandemic, we again exceeded revenue goals for the quarter,” said Chris Todd, UKG president. “Our sales team and our customers — from the largest global multi-nationals to Main Street businesses — are saying that we are earning more business specifically because of who we are, now together as UKG. As we continue to work closely with customers and leverage our own people-centric beliefs to bring products together and deliver new enhancements that create more connected and mindful work experiences, we are well positioned in the market to continue to deliver on our growth strategies.” Supporting ResourcesFollow UKG on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.Learn more about UKG and why our purpose is people.UKG CEO Aron Ain shares how to transform employee engagement into a growth strategy, in his book, “ WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work.” About UKG At UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group), our purpose is people. Built from a merger that created one of the largest cloud companies in the world, UKG believes organizations succeed when they focus on their people. As a leading global provider of HCM, payroll, HR service delivery, and workforce management solutions, UKG delivers award-winning Pro, Dimensions, and Ready solutions to help tens of thousands of organizations across geographies and in every industry drive better business outcomes, improve HR effectiveness, streamline the payroll process, and help make work a better, more connected experience for everyone. UKG has 13,000 employees around the globe and is known for an inclusive workplace culture. The company has earned numerous awards for culture, products, and services, including consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. To learn more, visit ukg.com. © 2021 UKG Inc. All rights reserved. For a full list of UKG trademarks, please visit www.ukg.com/trademarks. All other trademarks, if any, are property of their respective owners. All specifications are subject to change. Footnote 1: UKG fiscal results are pro forma as though Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software were combined for all periods presented. Ultimate Software’s results have also been pro forma to align with UKG’s fiscal year calendar, which closes September 30th. All financial information within this press release is presented using non-GAAP financial measures and are approximate amounts. UKG believes that non-GAAP measures of financial results provide useful information regarding certain financial and business trends relating to UKG’s results of operations. Non-GAAP revenue consists of GAAP revenue excluding the effect of the write-down of deferred revenue associated with purchase accounting for certain mergers and acquisitions. EBITDA consists of EBITDA per the definition under the Company’s credit agreement which excludes items such as: (1) share-based compensation expense for stock options and stock awards in accordance with ASC 718 and compensation expenses related to ordinary dividends; (2) depreciation of property, plant, and equipment; (3) amortization of intangible assets; (4) acquisition-related deferred revenue and prepaid commissions write-downs and expenses including advisory, legal, accounting, acquired employee-related costs, and integration costs and (5) unusual costs or one-time expenses. For purposes of calculating growth rates, prior years have been restated for acquisitions, dispositions, and pro forma for the combination of Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005389/en/ CONTACT: Darlene Marcroft UKG [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA MASSACHUSETTS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY HUMAN RESOURCES SOFTWARE INTERNET SOURCE: UKG Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 10:00 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 10:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005389/enCopyright Business Wire 2021. Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Concerns in Strabane at claims of youths playing ‘chicken’ with traffic

first_img A Strabane Councillor has warned that someone will be killed after claims that groups of children are playing ‘Chicken’ with traffic in the town’s centre.Councillor Patsy Kelly has raised the issue having been contacted by concerned residents and taxi drivers.Its claimed that groups of up to five youths are running straight out onto the road in an apparent game of ‘chicken’ with the traffic.Councillor Kelly is asking parents to talk to their children:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/patsyCHICKEN.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – January 14, 2014 Google+ Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Concerns in Strabane at claims of youths playing ‘chicken’ with traffic Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+center_img News WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleTrial of Donegal man accused of the Hyde Park Bombings starts this weekNext articleLetterkenny Councillor says new Driver Licencing system a disaster News Highland Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more

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Government of Canada supports Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore energy sector workers

first_img Canadian government to support offshore energy sector workers. (Credit: Pixabay/Keri Jackson.) Canada’s energy sector supports hundreds of thousands of middle class families and their communities. COVID-19 and global price instability have caused unprecedented challenges for workers and companies in the offshore energy sector in Newfoundland and Labrador.In response to the significant economic and financial distress facing the province’s energy sector, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, has announced $320 million in funding, towards an agreement with the provincial government, to support Canadians with offshore energy jobs. This agreement will allow the province to support workers through activities such as safety improvements, maintenance and upgrades of existing facilities, and research and development.This aligns with the $1.72 billion investment that was announced in April 2020 to clean up orphan and/or inactive wells in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. An additional $750 million was provided to establish an Emissions Reduction Fund to reduce emissions in Canada’s oil and gas sector, with a focus on methane. Of this amount, $75 million was allocated to the offshore sector.Today’s announcement is in addition to the government’s intent to extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), recently announced in the Speech from the Throne. Since being unveiled, the CEWS – together with other elements of the government’s Economic Response Plan — has helped Canadians in the natural resources sectors, and all sectors, be able to keep their jobs and keep putting food on the table during the economic downturn. The CEWS has been helping protect more than 3.5 million jobs at businesses of every size, in every corner of this country.The agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will work to re-affirm Newfoundland and Labrador’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions.Quotes“Our Government knows that resource- based provinces are facing a double hit from the pandemic and historically low commodity prices and that workers are facing real challenges.  Today’s financial support for Newfoundland and Labrador’s energy sector will help stimulate employment and support middle class families and their communities.”– The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance“We believe in our workers. We believe in this industry. And we believe in its future. This is about jobs. This is about ensuring a prosperous future for our offshore.”– The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Source: Company Press Release The agreement will allow the province to support workers through activities such as safety improvements, maintenance and upgrades of existing facilities, and research and developmentlast_img read more

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