September 21, 2021

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc (CAVERT.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileCaverton Offshore Support Group Plc is a fully integrated offshore support company in Nigeria offering marine and aviation logistics services for the oil and gas industry in sub-Sahara Africa. The company provides offshore and onshore logistic support with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; private charter services for air tours and aerial photography; maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters; and executive ground handling services for helicopter and private jets. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc owns and manages marine vessels which includes anchor handling tug supply vessels for positioning, maintaining and moving oil and gas rigs; and platform supply vessels for transporting equipment to offshore platforms. The Caverton Group was formed to acquire Caverton Helicopters Limited and Caverton Marine Limited, both of which were already operating in the Nigerian offshore oil and gas logistics industry. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

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Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgAriston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ariston Holdings Limited (ARIS.zw)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAriston Holdings Limited is an agricultural enterprise operating in diverse markets that range from tea, macadamia nuts, horticulture and deciduous fruits to fish farming, beef cattle and poultry. Deciduous fruits include bananas, apples and peaches; while staple crops include potatoes, tomatoes, peas, maize and soya beans. Ariston Holdings Limited has a national footprint, with six strategic business units located in the northern and eastern regions of Zimbabwe. Southdown Estates consists of three tea estates with over 1 200 hectares allocated to tea plants, almost 60 hectares to bananas and over 450 hectares to macadamia trees. Claremont Estate concentrates on growing pome and stone fruit, passion fruit and potatoes; while Kent Estate focuses on horticultural crops, poultry and livestock. The company also packages and distributes blended tea for the domestic market. Its headquarters are in Msasa, Harare. Ariston Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Dan Parks and Scotland beat Argentina in Tucuman

first_imgMonday Jun 14, 2010 Dan Parks and Scotland beat Argentina in Tucuman Dan Parks kicked Scotland to a great win over Argentina in Tucuman on the weekend as they won came away with the 24-16 away victory, Argentinas first ever loss at that famous venue.Argentina had the better of the starts as they scored two tries through Gonzalo Tiesi and Juan-Manual Leguizamon. Scotland and Parks werent too concerned though and the flyhalf kicked six penalties and landed two drop goals.Coach Andy Robinson commended his side for the way in which they stuck in there.“I can’t praise them highly enough. This is one of the most hostile places to play in the world and they did a great job. Not only did Dan Parks find the target when it mattered, he produced an excellent performance,” he said.Parks himself was pleased with the result, and happy to have earned the respect of the locals.“We had been told about the supporters here and how it was one of the toughest places to play. But near the end they were applauding and cheering us. That is a measure of how well we played after a shaky start.“It was particularly satisfying to earn the appreciation of fans like them. They know their rugby! I just happened to pick up some points but it was a superb all-round team effort, Parks said.Scottish legend Jim Telfer has tipped his team to win the next match when the two sides meet again on Saturday, but is concerned about their lack of tries.“It’s worrying, because they had plenty of the ball, they tried to move it wide – sometimes that’s fairly predictable,” said Telfer.“But Argentina is an ageing team, going backwards. Scotland are going forward.”Much requested by Scottish fans, this video features the points scored throughout the match. 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Sz House / Miyahara Architect Office

first_img Projects ArchDaily Architects: Miyahara Architect Office Area Area of this architecture project Sz House / Miyahara Architect Office Japan Sz House / Miyahara Architect OfficeSave this projectSaveSz House / Miyahara Architect Office ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53944/sz-house-miyahara-architect-office Clipboard Save this picture!© Teruo Miyahara+ 18 Share 2008 CopyHouses•Japan “COPY” Area:  105 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Photographs Photographs:  Teruo MiyaharaText description provided by the architects. House Sz is a residence designed for a couple in their thirties. The goal was to provide a living environment with a rich atmosphere that is open, inwards and out, through the implementation of two different courtyards.Save this picture!© Teruo MiyaharaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0With four walls set at necessary intervals, the residence is divided into three major zones – private, public, and “plus alpha” zones –and each of these zones is segmented into individual spaces and functions using two courtyards and glass walls. The private zone is divided into the main bedroom, bathroom, courtyard, and hobby room, with the courtyard serving as a buffer to maintainprivacy. The public zone is comprised of the main room, courtyard, and garage, and extends across the front road to the foliage of the park. Here, the courtyard serves as an instrument to open the residence towards the surroundings. Meanwhile, the plus alpha zone through the centre of the residence, besides being the core circulation route that connects all the spaces, serves as a gallery with 30-metre wall space. The floor is laid with concrete slabs and coated with a glossy protective layer, giving the space a special ambience. It is as if it’s a mysterious cave that leads on and on, or a passage in Paris that guides people to new discoveries. Thus, we named this the “passage gallery.”Save this picture!© Teruo MiyaharaFurthermore, the roofs of both the private and public zones slope down towards the inner courtyard, designed so that the rooms can enjoy as much sky as possible. In particular, for the view of the trees in the park to the west of the dining room and living room, the garage roof is careful designed so it is as thin and unobtrusive as possible to provide the best scenery.Save this picture!© Teruo MiyaharaThe maple tree in the courtyard will provide different colours for each season, adding to the residents’ pleasure. So does the residence itself give pleasure? I hope that it is able to provide nearly as much happiness as nature can bring.Save this picture!© Teruo MiyaharaProject gallerySee allShow lessAir Force Village Chapel proposal / R. Miller ArchitectureArticlesIceland Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010Articles Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/53944/sz-house-miyahara-architect-office Clipboard CopyAbout this officeMiyahara Architect OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on March 28, 2010Cite: “Sz House / Miyahara Architect Office” 28 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Sz 住宅 / Miyahara Architect Office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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eTapestry launches first active service provider fundraising product

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 August 1999 | News eTapestry launches first active service provider fundraising product Tagged with: Technology  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Find out more from eTapestry.com. Fundraising software underwent a major change today with the announcement of eTapestry. eTapestry.com is a new Internet-based fundraising application designed to increase communication capabilities for charities.By being integrated into the charity’s Web presence, the system can be run over the Internet or on an organisation’s own Intranet creating “a total communication system”. At the heart of eTapestry is a complete donor record keeping and management system that offers functionality similar to standard fundraising software. The application then weaves together the communication of an organisation’s constituents such as donors, prospects, board members, volunteers and staff. Simple links allow an organisation to give specified and highly secured access to different individuals or groups who are vital to the charity’s mission. Advertisement 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. read more

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Newspaper publisher narrowly escapes plot to kill him

first_imgNews November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports Organisation Help by sharing this information June 12, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Liberia Receive email alerts December 16, 2020 Find out more LiberiaAfrica center_img News February 1, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper publisher narrowly escapes plot to kill him RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists Reporters Without Borders is deeply concerned to learn of journalist Sam O. Dean’s discovery that a thousand US dollars were offered for his murder. Dean, who publishes the Monrovia-based Independent Newspaper, appears to have narrowly escaped death on 30 January when an attempt was made to lure him into an ambush.“The attempt to murder Dean and the contract put on his head are very disturbing,” the press freedom organisation said. “We urge the authorities, who showed goodwill towards the Independent Newspaper by lifting a publishing ban last year, to conduct a thorough investigation in order to shed full light on this incident.”Godfrey “Spirit” Beyan, a former general in the rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia, went to see Dean at the offices of the Independent Newspaper on the morning of 30 January with the declared aim of “buying advertising space.” After he left, Dean was warned by a car washer that Beyan had offered 1,000 US dollars to a former comrade-in-arms, Beyan “Fifty” Kamara, to kill Dean.A few minutes later, Dean received a phone call from Beyan inviting him to “come and conclude the arrangements.” Beyan added that he would not be there, but he would send his “assistant.” Deducing that the real aim was to get him to go to the place where Kamara would shoot him, Dean immediately alerted the police.The police arrested Kamara first, and then arrested Beyan after sending Kamara to tell him that the “mission was accomplished” and that he wanted his money. A police source confirmed that 1,000 dollars was the amount that Kamara said he was offered by Beyan.The Independent Newspaper made local headlines last year after splashing a story with photos of the minister for presidential affairs having sex with two women. Dean was briefly arrested and then disappeared from view. The police said they knew nothing of his whereabouts and, as he was considered a fugitive from justice, his home and office were placed under police surveillance.At the same time, the government withdrew the newspaper’s licence for a year for “immoral publications” and ordered its closure. The newspaper’s lawyers filed suit against the justice ministry for failing to obtain a proper court order. The Press Union of Liberia, which had ordered the newspaper’s suspension for three months, also challenged the ministry’s action. In March, the supreme court finally lifted the publishing ban. The information ministry followed suit on 30 May. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa to go further LiberiaAfrica Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom RSF_en last_img read more

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Disappearing spires – why have OH university courses dropped by half this year?

first_imgOccupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemicThere were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up… As the new academic year gets underway, shock new statistics have revealed that university occupational health courses are down by nearly half this year – 43% – compared with September last year, at the same time as demand for OH expertise is greater than ever. So what is going on? Nic Paton investigates.“I recently applied to Wales uni, went through all the process then received a phone call to tell me the course was no longer being offered.” So complained a member of the UK Occupational Health Practitioners Facebook group back in June.While it was unclear precisely what sort of course she had been applying to, her experience is not uncommon and, if anything, likely to become more commonplace if latest data from National School of Occupational Health (NSOH) is anything to go by.Its research has concluded there has been a massive 43% decline in university occupational health courses available from this September compared with September 2017.As NSOH deputy head Mandy Murphy tells Occupational Health & Wellbeing: “As a specialty, the numbers within occupational health may be small, but the perceived value of it as a specialty is quite high. So the fact courses are disappearing like this is worrying.”One of the latest casualties is the flagship occupational health course at London Southbank University (LSBU), overseen for many years by this publication’s CPD editor, highly respected Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Queens Nurse Professor Anne Harriss, a loss that Murphy describes as “another real blow”.Harriss emphasises that, technically, the LSBU course is not closing. “We are supporting the current cohort of students to complete the course, which is only right. But we have closed recruitment for this year, September 2018/19. It is important, however, to stress the course is only not recruiting from September. And I am encouraging the dean of our school not to withdraw our NMC validation,” she explains.“The government’s Work, health and disability: improving lives strategy document has made it clear occupational health is an important part of its thinking, and so there may be a requirement for more OH nurses in the future; the landscape may in two years’ time be very different.“I am, of course, disappointed. But I can see why the university has made the decision, and it is solely about money. It is simply the fact any OH course totally focused on OH pathway-specific modules such as the one we deliver as LSBU is, increasingly, becoming too expensive for universities to run. There are, for example, complexities with regards to practice placements and practice teachers,” explains Anne.So what’s going on? Given that, if anything demand for occupational health expertise is growing – and that the government has recently even suggested it is “not ruling out” the idea of making provision of occupational health a mandatory requirement for employers – why are universities shutting their doors in this way? And what impact is this likely to have on the profession and occupational health nurse education?Cost of SCPHN OH coursesOne of the answers lies in the nature of Harriss’ course at LSBU, particularly the fact it is an NMC-validated Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) occupational health course. As Anne’s comments illustrate, in an increasingly tight financial climate for higher education institutions, SCPHN OH courses, with their requirement for students to undertake placements supervised by practice teachers, are both expensive to run and onerous to administer.“We had more than 40 students studying on our course this year. But what also has to be recognised is that there are far fewer funded training posts for OHNs than there are for, say, school nurses or health visitors. Budgets are tight for employers and they are not wanting to spend money on trainees; they want to be employing people who are already fully qualified,” explains Harriss.“Then there is the fact that, across the UK, fewer people are applying for pre-registration nursing courses generally. The fees from these courses are often used to support the funding for those courses, like occupational health, with fewer students. It all comes back to budgets and money. There is simply less money to go around.“There are fewer SCPHN courses across the UK. Some courses that have been validated are only taking small numbers of students or sometimes only run for a few years. I think SCPHN courses are all under pressure. Some universities, such as Robert Gordon, have dropped SCPHN altogether. The MSc occupational health course at Birmingham, for example, is brilliant but has never sought NMC approval, and so does not confer SCPHN(OH) registration upon graduation. Part of the problem is the cost and difficulty of getting practice teachers and running and supervising placements,” Anne reiterates.This, naturally, is creating challenges for nurses wanting to make the transition into OH. Marie Crozier, for example, decided she wanted to do an OH course about a year ago. “But when I started drilling down into it I realised there were not that many courses out there and what there was was very varied; it was completely apples and oranges,” she says.“I decided the LSBU course would be the best one for me – I have been a qualified nurse for 25 years and have done a variety of things within the occupational health arena for the past two years. So it would have been perfect for me.“But now of course it is being stopped too, so it is very much a question of watch this space. I have put in an application for the new Robert Gordon BSc. That course, however, is not SCPHN and so what it does not do is confer Part 3. But now that is not so important to me anyway. Why choose a qualification that is probably not going to be available in a couple of years, and will probably be out of date?” she adds.Crozier’s comments highlight the fact that underlying any debate about the current specific decline there are a series of much broader questions. What does and should occupational health education need to look and feel like? And how should it be delivered, both now and in the future, to make it “fit” for the workplace health challenges of the 21st century and beyond? And her “out of date” comments refer to the NMC’s ongoing review (since 2016) of both pre-registration and post-registration nursing education and standards.NMC review of Part 3 of the registerThe NMC is at pains to emphasise that this review is still very much at an early stage. Any reform to Part 3 of the register, where SCPHN is located, will only happen in 2020 at the very earliest, stresses an NMC spokesperson.“It is going to be a long process, most likely into 2020. Hypothetically, if new standards were needed, I think the very earliest we would be looking at – and this is ambitious – would be in 2020. If we got there by, say, April 2020 that would, actually, be quite fast,” the spokesperson says.Nevertheless, when you speak to OH nurses there a broad consensus – assumption, even – that SCPHN as we know it is unlikely to continue long term in its current shape or form.Another factor coming into play in this febrile atmosphere is the launch this month of the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN). Clearly, as a new body it will need to find its feet and establish itself, but the long-term impact it could have on OH education – and the sort of role it could have – are very an area of ongoing discussion.“SCPHN courses are tedious for universities to administer and run, and there is a lot of insecurity. I do think we are at something of a watershed. Historically the focus has always been on SCPHN. But I think the world is changing, and education is changing,” agrees OH nurse Sarah Holling.Holling worked in HR for 15 years before deciding she wanted to go into nursing, and then into OH. She graduated from Surrey University in 2013 and this past academic year has been involved in supervising the learning of a student at LSBU. “We all need to be thinking more holistically, thinking about how people can gain the experience they need in different ways. We need to recognise that it is possible to gain competency via different routes.“But within that we also need to understand what constitutes ‘competency’, and this where a body like FOHN may be able to provide a lead. It is not just about learning, it is about the experience on the job that enables you to be competent as a practitioner,” Holling argues.Development of OH apprenticeshipsThere is, too, the question of the impact of new training pathways into occupational health, primarily the rise of apprenticeships. As this publication highlighted earlier this year, there are plans being worked on to develop a Level 7 apprenticeship standard and pathway for SCPHN OH nurses being led by the healthcare elearning body Skills for Health, as well as the NSOH and others.Furthermore, there is the argument: do OH courses (and OH nurses) even need to be SCPHN anyway? As both Crozier and Harriss have highlighted, there are good OH courses out there, such as at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, that are not SCPHN-validated. Another innovative facet of the Robert Gordon course is that it is delivered solely by distance learning.Lynda Bruce, lecturer in occupational health at Robert Gordon, points out that the university ceased to offer the SCPHN OH course in 2016 for a number of reasons. “Primarily it was because there were challenges in meeting the NMC practice standards due to a lack of suitable practice teachers, which is common across the UK in all higher education institutions,” she says.The new BSc in occupational health at RGU – the one Crozier has enrolled on – which launched in September 2017 has already proved popular, she argues. “RGU has a new cohort of students commencing in September 2018 and the commencement numbers for autumn stand at just under 50,” she says.“The new course includes new modules focused on mental wellbeing in the workplace and leadership and management in occupational health. The students can see the value of graduating with an award that includes management skills to suit their career progression. The RGU course is totally distance learning, which suits many practitioners who have busy lives at work and at home. RGU distance learning students are encouraged to communicate with each other digitally using social media,” adds Bruce.The other side of this coin, however, is the risk that the quality of courses becomes diluted. Anne Harriss, for one, expresses disquiet at the rise, and growing popularity, of short, courses designed for nurses holding a SCPHN qualification to move from one field of practice into another. “Although it incorporates 10 weeks (50 days) of gaining experience in OH, I feel strongly it is not a course in OH nursing,” she points out.Commitment to educationHowever, it also has to be emphasised that some universities are remaining firmly committed to offering full-blown SCPHN OH courses. One such is Brunel University in London, where OH nursing lecturer Marjory Fish points out the course is taking around 25 people this autumn. “London Southbank closing is definitely a blow as, really, it only leaves Brunel in the south east of England. But our course is continuing,” she emphasises.“Should people be SCPHN or not? You can work effectively within occupational health while not being SCPHN, but people do learn differently,” she points out, though adding that SCPHN as a qualification does often offer higher employability chances and tends to be easily understood by employers.“In the long term things may well change. For me, it is about educating employers so they know what different qualifications actually mean. Covering the material required in order to deliver effective occupational health nursing practice is the most important aspect,” Fish adds.“There is a misconception that you have to have SCPHN-qualified nurses to get SEQOHS approval,” agrees Harriss. “But you don’t – you just have to have an ‘appropriate’ qualification. I would much rather as an employer have someone who knew what they were talking about, had experience and an appropriate qualification in occupational health, than someone who all they had was SCPHN. But for many employers, especially in the south east of England, all they want is people with SCPHN qualifications.”“I think it is a really good time and moment to reflect on where we have got to within OH education and what it is that employers actually need,” suggests Mandy Murphy at NSOH.She points out that FOHN, for one, is working on developing voluntary education standards for OH nurses as well as a guide for employers, a document that is expected to build on Public Health England’s 2016 document Educating Occupational Health Nurses: an approach to align education with a service vision for occupational health nurses (see panel below).“We need to rethink our education methods and really think about whether we are meeting the needs of the specialty,” Mandy says.“There are still some really good programmes out there that are NMC-approved. But the NMC is not necessarily the be-all and end-all; it is cumbersome and it can be hard work for people to get approval. So perhaps it is time to have a conversation about redesigning OH education based on need – the needs of employers, employees, universities and students – and having a discussion be about what is it that universities require to make courses financially viable?” Murphy adds.PanelPublic Health England’s document Educating Occupational Health Nurses: an approach to align education with a service vision for occupational health nurses was published in November 2016 and aimed to set out, as it put it, “the recommended approach for nurse education going forward”.The paper articulated four principles that, it argued, should “underpin the OH nursing approach to their working practice”, namely:the search for health needsthe stimulation of awareness of health needsthe influence on policies affecting healththe facilitation of an awareness of health needsIt also outlined “the requisite ‘theory, knowledge and skills’ that must be included into education programmes to ensure excellent, high quality OH services”.These it split into six broad topic areas: public health, the effect of work on health and wellbeing, the effect of health and wellbeing on work, research and evidence-based practice, leadership and management, and professional practice.The full document can be accessed at: https://vivbennett.blog.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/90/2016/11/Educating-OHNs-final-Oct-2016-FinalNB071116.pdf Related posts: Disappearing spires – why have OH university courses dropped by half this year?By Nic Paton on 5 Oct 2018 in OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today No comments yet. 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EG to acquire OMV’s petrol station network in Germany for €485m

first_img EG to acquire petrol station network in Germany. (Credit: Pixabay/Free-Photos.) EG Group, a British retailer operating petrol stations and food outlets, has agreed to acquire a network of 285 petrol station forecourts in Southern Germany from OMV Deutschland for €485m.Primarily located in the Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg regions, the portfolio of petrol stations will expand EG’s presence in Germany.As part of the deal, EG will also inherit the existing fuel supply agreements from OMV. EG is already operating several sites under the ESSO fuel brand in the country.OMV is an integrated oil, gas and petrochemicals company headquartered in Vienna, Austria. As per the company, the 285 petrol stations have only very limited degree of integration with its refinery in Germany, as it is specialises in petrochemicals production.The company claims to be committed to its remaining operations in Germany focused on its highly integrated petrochemicals operations in the Burghausen refinery.EG Group co-Founder and co-CEO Zuber Issa said: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement to acquire the OMV retail business in Germany. The acquisition is an exciting opportunity for us to expand EG Group’s footprint in Germany, a key European market where we see significant growth potential.“We look forward to integrating the business into our broader portfolio and further strengthening it through our expertise in Grocery & Merchandise and Foodservice.”EG to assume certain outstanding lease liabilitiesThe purchase price of €485m is subject to customary net working capital and net debt adjustments and is being funded from EG’s existing cash reserves.The company has also agreed to assume certain outstanding lease liabilities, taking the total enterprise value of the transaction to €614m.Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close next year.OMV executive board chairman and CEO Rainer Seele said: “We are delighted about the level of interest in our filling station business in Germany and to have reached an agreement with EG Group.“This marks a further step in our previously announced 2-billion-Euro divestment program and this transaction will reduce OMV’s debt by approximately half a billion euros at the time of closing.”In September, Austrian electricity provider VERBUND has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the natural gas transmission company Gas Connect Austria from OMV for €271m ($316.6m). As part of the transaction, EG will also inherit the existing fuel supply agreements from OMVlast_img read more

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Viewber raises another £2.2m during third round of funding

first_imgOutsourced property viewings firm Viewber has raised a further £2.2 million during a third round if funding among existing and new investors, industry partners and staff, it says.The firm, which is spearheaded by former Douglas & Gordon boss Ed Mead, says it now has over 4,000 people working for it as ‘viewbers’ and that it has grown its business by approximately 20% every month over the past 12 months.Ed Mead also says the company has now achieved over 20,000 property viewings and inspections since it started up 18 months ago, up from 6,500 in September last year, or a run rate of approximately 75 viewings a day.The board of the venture has also now been beefed up including the addition of investor and former Foxtons/Marsh & Parsons industry player Peter Rollings, property lawyer Elizabeth Holden (pictured, left) and venture capitalist Richard Cunningham, who is now Viewber’s Chairman.“Over the last two years I’ve been asked to get involved with a number of proptech businesses [but] Viewber made obvious sense to me and to work with Ed on such a ground breaking project is exciting,” says Peter Rollings (pictured, right).Ed Mead founded Viewber with tech entrepreneur Marcus de Ferranti (pictured LtoR above) to offer sales and lettings firms the opportunity grow their businesses by outsourcing some of their viewings or property management inspections to a third party provider.“Quality has been our watchword and it’s exciting to see an original idea for helping buyers and tenants get access to properties out of hours and at weekends growing into something the industry accepts as a valuable addition to the services they provide,” says Ed Mead. managing outsourcing services Peter Rollings outsourcing Ed Mead Elizabeth Holden Viewber viewings April 11, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Viewber raises another £2.2m during third round of funding previous nextProducts & ServicesViewber raises another £2.2m during third round of fundingCash will be used to fund continued fast growth for the outsourced viewings firm, which says it has been growing by 20% a month recently.Nigel Lewis11th April 201801,067 Viewslast_img read more

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