Show Comments ▼ UK TECHNOLOGY firm Smiths Group said cost cuts and a focus on margins should help it deliver a good performance in the first half, as delays on government orders crimped sales for airport security devices.Technology group Smiths, whose products range from bomb detectors to medical devices and fuel hoses, said it had seen underlying sales growth in the three months to 30 October, supported by improvements at its Medical division.Sales at Smiths Detection, which makes X-ray scanners used at airports and advanced explosion scanners, lagged those of a year ago due to a delay in large orders from government agencies, as lawmakers debate changes to military spending.“Sales in the period are behind last year as some large orders from various government agencies have been delayed,” the company said in a statement yesterday. Governments are scrambling to tighten aviation security after bombs were found in air cargo bound for the United States two weeks ago and Smiths said it was well-placed to support such changes, but expected further delays to orders as reforms are finalised. Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healththedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com whatsapp Share KCS-content whatsapp Smiths confident as margin focus delivers Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Tuesday 16 November 2010 8:40 pm
Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Agricultural Development Bank (ADB.gh) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAgricultural Development Bank (ADB) is a leading financial institution in Ghana with an agricultural development focus. In 1964, Bank of Ghana set up a Rural Credit Department to manage legislation and plans and procedures for a specialised bank for the agricultural sector. ADB was established in 1965 as the Agricultural Credit and Cooperative Bank. The bank was restructured in 2009 and positioned as a full-service financial institution with an agricultural focus; offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, commercial, executive and parastatal sectors. ADB is responsible for providing up to 85% of institutional credit to the agricultural market. It also offers services in risk and treasury management. ADB has a national footprint with 78 branches located in the major towns and cities of Ghana, as well as automatic and mobile banking facilities. Agricultural Development Bank is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Ocado shares? I’d rather buy this top FTSE 100 growth stock for retirement! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Online grocery retailer Ocado (LSE: OCDO) has been one of the few winners in the FTSE 100 in 2020 so far. Despite the coronavirus pandemic (or, arguably, because of it), shares in the Hatfield-based business have soared 60% since the beginning of the year. Whether this kind of performance can continue for much longer is open to debate. For me, the old arguments against investing in Ocado remain. 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…Revenue up at OcadoDon’t get me wrong – today’s headline interim numbers were good. Then again, there was no excuse for them not to be.Ocado achieved retail revenue growth of 27.2% (to a little over £1bn) in the six months to the end of May as locked-down shoppers flooded the firm with orders. Fees from international partners relating to the construction of customer fulfilment centres (CFCs) also rose 58% to £73.7m.Nice as all this is, ongoing investment led the company to report a pre-tax loss of £40.6m. That said, this was down from £147.4m loss reported this time last year. A company valued at £15bn but still to make consistent profits? This, for me, is the nub of the problem with Ocado.Priced to perfection? I don’t disagree with CEO Tim Steiner that the growth in online ordering seen since the coronavirus arrived will lead to “a permanent redrawing of the landscape of the grocery industry worldwide“. My concern is that a lot of this is already priced in.An improved balance sheet (net cash of £196m) is all well and good but Ocado’s growth rests on relentless investment and delivering on its contracts without a hitch. Let’s not forget that this is the same company whose app and website crashed back in March as it struggled to cope with demand. Factor in the switch from providing Waitrose to M&S products this September and there’s plenty that could still go wrong. Tellingly, Ocado’s shares are trading lower today. Some of this may be due to news of a slower-than-expected recovery in the UK economy but I think it’s also a reflection of expectations already being sky-high. With no change to its guidance on revenue and earnings, I’d have no hesitation in taking some money off the table if I held the shares.A safer buyPersonally, I’d be far more likely to back life-saving technology firm Halma (LSE: HLMA). Its shares may be seriously expensive but today’s full-year results show the sort of consistency that Ocado must replicate.Revenue and adjusted pre-tax profit jumped 11% (to £1.34bn) and 9% (to £267m) respectively in the year to the end of March. This was a record result for the 17th consecutive year. Buoyed by recent acquisitions, growth was seen in all sectors and regions in which Halma operates.It gets better. At 16.5p per share, the total dividend is up 5%. This makes FY20 the 41st consecutive year the payout has been hiked by this percentage or more.So, why have the shares fallen 5% today? It’s probably down to Halma stating that adjusted pre-tax profit for the new (current) financial year will likely be 5%–10% below FY2020. This is despite the company reporting “resilient” trading over Q1. Disappointing, yes, but hardly a disaster.A global company offering life-saving equipment or a ‘jam tomorrow’ stock operating in a highly competitive sector. I know which one would keep me awake at night. 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. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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To have the chance of winning tell us in 50 words or less why your team deserves to be the ones heading to London Irish for a day you’ll never forget and one that could turn your team’s season around. Don’t forget to put Kinetica/London Irish in the subject heading and make your bid to [email protected] before noon on 1 February. You and your players will also take part in a conditioning session pre and post-training session with London Irish and you’ll have the chance to use the facilities at the club, overseen by strength and conditioning coaches.This prize is available to any grassroots club but you will have to make your own way to Sunbury for the day, which will be arranged between the winners and Kinetica. United we stand: London Irish are backed by Kinetica’s cutting-edge technologyEvery rugby team deserves the best and now here’s your chance to deliver the best to your club team, courtesy of London Irish and their official sports nutrition provider, Kinetica.The club is inviting one lucky club the chance to learn from one of the most professional sides in the rugby world, Aviva Premiership side, London Irish. The lucky team will have the chance of bringing their full squad to London Irish’s training base in Sunbury for a once in a lifetime chance to learn from some of the best. Your side will benefit from a ground-breaking nutritional presentation from Matt Lovell and you have the chance to hear the tricks of the trade from Allan Ryan, head of strength and conditioning at London Irish.Ryan is a big supporter of Kinetica’s range of sports nutrition. “With punishing training regimes and the ever increasing competitiveness of rugby, it is important that the modern day professional player has access to the first rate nutrition he needs to both optimise performance and aid recovery,” Ryan said. “Kinetica is clearly an innovator and is at the top end in terms of quality in this market. It is great to have them on board.”In addition to benefiting from the experience and knowledge of world leaders like Lovell and Ryan, your club will also be able to watch a training session carried out by London Irish. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply A beloved hobby can feel like a mini vacation from everyday life. Whether it’s gardening for relaxation, photography as a creative outlet or computer coding to exercise the brain, hobbies serve as an escape from stress and boredom.What if rather than a hobby being your escape, it was what you did for a career?“When you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work. However, people are intimidated by the idea of transitioning a hobby into this type of dream,” says Jim Salmon, vice president of business services at Navy Federal Credit Union. “Becoming a successful entrepreneur doesn’t have to be difficult with the right drive and passion.”Navy Federal Business Services has helped thousands of people turn their dreams of owning a small business into reality by providing expert guidance and financial support through Business Services products. Here are some of Salmon’s expert tips based on best practices he’s observed through his close relationship with entrepreneurial clients:1. Take your time.Becoming a successful entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to drop everything and devote all your time to starting a business. In fact, research shows the opposite: People who keep their day jobs while starting companies are a third less likely to fail than those who abandon their full time jobs. Instead, they’re tinkering, researching and cautiously testing things out to see if their idea is a viable business venture and if there is a market for their product or service.2. Set a timeline.Is there a season where it would make sense to test out your business venture? Or perhaps there’s a transitional time in your life where you’ll be looking to open a new chapter. For example, transitioning your hobby into a viable business venture a great option for active duty military personnel and veterans because they naturally begin to think about what their second career will be after retiring or leaving the Armed Forces.3. Decide on time commitment.Decide how much time you are willing to dedicate to your new venture in the beginning. Being an entrepreneur means being your own boss which affords you unprecedented flexibility, but the effort you put in directly effects what you get out. Keep in mind, entrepreneurship isn’t just for full-time professionals. Turning a hobby into a career is a great option for military and stay-at-home parents who require flexibility in regards to working hours and location, but they may have more open time to dedicate to the transition.4. Create a business plan.Transitioning a hobby into a profession is a lot of fun, but it’s also serious business if you want to be successful. That means creating a business plan that includes goals and plans for attaining them. This will serve as the foundation for how you strategize and build a successful business today. Plus, when it comes time to finance your budding business, a solid business plan will give you a leg up and direction for the future.5. Find financial backing.Depending on what type of business you want to pursue, you may need some additional funding beyond what you can afford. Establishing a relationship with a financial institution like Navy Federal Credit Union will help you learn more about small business loans and lending products that will help your small business grow. Bring your passion and your business plan – potential investors and financial institutions alike will want to see both before they make a decision. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBusinessHobby Previous articleCultural awareness, collaborative spirit: Building a culture of healthNext articleRecalls continue at Publix and Trader Joe’s Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!
Please enter your comment! (APOPKA, FL) – Crews are scheduled to temporarily close lanes on the Connector Road to State Road 429 (Daniel Webster Western Beltway) near US 441 the nights of Monday, June 6, 2016 – Wednesday, June 8, 2016.The lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. will allow crews to restripe and adjust the lanes on southbound SR 429.The adjustment will result in the Connector Road eastbound, coming from US 441, having one through lane and one right turn lane onto SR 429. Westbound vehicles on the Connector Road turning left onto SR 429 southbound will have a dedicated lane and no longer will have to merge. During the night work to make the adjustments, traffic still will be able to make all of the movements at the interchange.Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.This work is part of the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s $56 million project to build the Wekiva Parkway from where the SR 429 currently ends at the Connector Road to just north of Ponkan Road. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Previous articleOrange County Bike Trails ExpandNext articleA Summary of Events at The City Council Meeting for June 1st Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia 1 COMMENT TAGSApopka Fire DepartmentApopka Police Department Previous articleFlorida Hospital surprises Apopka charity with $10,000 donationNext articleWhat happened at the Apopka wastewater treatment plant? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Traffic AlertFrom the Apopka Police DepartmentThe Apopka Police and Fire Departments responded to a two-car crash near the 441 and Midland Avenue intersection which resulted in one of the vehicles damaging a utility pole.The accident has tied-up traffic significantly as northbound 441 remains partially closed indefinitely. Duke Energy is in route to repair the damaged pole. No power outages have been reported. No injuries were reported, and no one was transported to a hospital. No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.No injuries were reported, and no one was transported to the hospital. No charges have been filed, but the crash remains under investigation.No other details are known at this time. As more information is known, The Apopka Voice will update this article. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! February 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Glad there was no one on the sidewalk along there at that time. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
ArchDaily The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907339/belvedere-tower-rene-van-zuuk-architects Clipboard Area: 6500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Lisanne Redegeld+ 17Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects “COPY” Belvedere Tower / René van Zuuk ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBelvedere Tower / René van Zuuk Architects CopyApartments, Residential•Hilversum, The Netherlands Year: Manufacturers: Schöck, Aberson, Atlas Schindler, Kawneer, Rollecate, Versteeg Metaal Groep, ASWA keukens Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs: Lisanne Redegeld, Bas Gijselhart, René van Zuuk Architekten, Jan Willem Dragt, Peter van Mierlo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments 2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907339/belvedere-tower-rene-van-zuuk-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeRené van Zuuk ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialHilversumThe NetherlandsPublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Belvedere Tower / René van Zuuk Architects” 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915816/erskineville-studio-2-pivot Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915816/erskineville-studio-2-pivot Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” CopyAbout this officePivotOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOfficesRefurbishmentExtensionErskinevilleAustraliaPublished on April 26, 2019Cite: “Erskineville Studio 2 / Pivot” 25 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951036/cabin-son-jon-danielsen-aarhus Clipboard Photographs Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951036/cabin-son-jon-danielsen-aarhus Clipboard ArchDaily Area: 70 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Øystein Aspelund+ 31Curated by Paula Pintos Share Cabin Son / Jon Danielsen AarhusSave this projectSaveCabin Son / Jon Danielsen Aarhus “COPY” CopyHouses•Son, Norway Manufacturers: VelfacSave this picture!© Øystein AspelundRecommended ProductsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAText description provided by the architects. A cabin for use all year, overlooking Jeløya island in the Oslo fjord. The client wanted a vacation and weekend home, more suited for herself and her two young daughters, about an hour away from bustling Oslo where they live. The plot has been in the family for generations, situated between Moss and Son, in an area with many vacation homes as well as permanent residents – most definitely also the case for this area in particular. The size and topography of the plot made it possible to create a building with much privacy, given the suburban character of the area. The building is carefully placed on naturally occurring ledges in steep terrain. This makes it lay low and hidden, seen from the arriving side (towards the nearest neighbors), and open up towards the view and the sea.Save this picture!© Øystein AspelundSave this picture!© Øystein AspelundThe idea was then to make a low and closed facade on one side, and more exposed on the other. It was important to not change the landscape with dynamite and leveling of the bedrock(mostly visible or just beneath a thin layer of vegetation), which, unfortunately, is the most common strategy for new buildings in this area. The natural terrain here is beautiful, and it would be a shame to blow it all away. Inspiration was drawn from a minuscule, existing cabin on the plot – both on how to relate to the landscape and orientation of the building, but also color scheme, roof angle, and special building elements such as the «bridge» in front of the building.Save this picture!© Øystein AspelundSave this picture!© Øystein AspelundThe existing cabin will function as an annex to the new building, and they should relate to each other in a good way, visually and spatially. A door opens from the new cabin to the outside area between the two buildings. The cabin is quite small, and it was a goal, architecturally, to make many different spaces and experiences within this limited area. Important in this was to let the different levels in the terrain be expressed in different levels inside the building. Together with a variation in ceiling form and height many different spaces could indeed be experienced.Save this picture!© Øystein AspelundSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Øystein AspelundThe cabin has a large kitchen/living room area, plus a smaller, additional living room, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a large loft for extra sleep. In addition to the sheltered outside space between the new and existing building, there is a new terrace facing the south-west. The long bridge on the west facade, stretching the full length of the building, connects the two outside spaces. The cabin is clad in spruce, inside and out.Save this picture!© Øystein AspelundThis particular type of outside cladding is called barn cladding(låvekledning) in Norway: vertical wooden boards with a rectangular cross-section, and more importantly – generous spacing between the boards. This would allow air to flow through the barn and dry the stored hay. But for this building it allowed all the vents for natural ventilation to be hidden behind the cladding, making a more uninterrupted exterior, visually.Save this picture!© Øystein AspelundProject gallerySee allShow lessAgora Office / SCEG ArchitettiSelected ProjectsTips for Choosing Tree Species in Urban SettingsArticles Share 2020 Norway Architects: Jon Danielsen Aarhus Area Area of this architecture project Year: Cabin Son / Jon Danielsen Aarhus “COPY” Photographs: Øystein Aspelund Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects CopyAbout this officeJon Danielsen AarhusOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSonNorwayPublished on November 10, 2020Cite: “Cabin Son / Jon Danielsen Aarhus” 10 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.