Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgGamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Gamma Civic Limited (GCL.mu)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGamma-Civic Limited is a Mauritian company that provides services in construction, building materials, civil engineering contracting, equipment hiring, hospitality, lottery, corporate secretarial services, energy, trading activities, plant, and property investments. The segments that the company operates through are building materials, contracting, investments, lottery, corporate services, and others. Gamma-Civic Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Tycoon pledges £1bn to charity

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 July 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tycoon pledges £1bn to charitycenter_img He told the BBC that he was concerned about the growing gap in the UK between rich and poor and wanted to boost opportunities for those at the bottom. The £1bn will be spent on venture philanthropy projects to combat poverty in Africa, support education projects in the developed world and tackle “the root causes of societal problems through holistic and systemic interventions”.*Hunter will be the lead speaker at the ‘Raising funds from the Rich 2007’ conference on 9 October in London. The conference is run by Action Planning in conjunction with Acevo, Coutts, Third Sector, UK Fundraising and CAF. Sir Tom Hunter, Scotland’s richest man, has promised to give away at least £1bn to charity, making what is believed t be the single most generous philanthropic commitment made by a Briton.Hunter’s estimated wealth is £1.05bn and he says it will take years to transfer the cash, but that he is committed to giving it away. He has already given £100,000 to help fight inequality in Scotland and Africa.Hunter made his millions from the Sports Division chain of shops and he now ranks equal 60th in The Sunday Times Rich List. 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.last_img read more

Community outrage over San Francisco taser vote

first_imgProtest at hearing on cops use of tasers in SF Bay Area.By Jeremy Miller and Terri KayThe San Francisco Police Commission at a “public” hearing on Nov. 3 narrowly voted to approve the use of Tasers by the San Francisco Police Department. The vote came on the heels of the Sept. 28 Oakland Police Department killing of a Black man, Marcellus Toney, by Taser — despite overwhelming community opposition.After 13 years of community success in keeping Tasers from the SFPD weapons’ arsenal, the commission agreed 4 to 3 to allow them. The vote took place under questionable circumstances given the Brown Public Meetings Act. This state law guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.The hearing room was packed with community anti-Taser activists, with more people watching on closed-circuit TV in an overflow room. Community members patiently sat through long-winded testimonies from official “experts” on Tasers, including a representative from Axon, a Taser producer that stands to profit immensely from this deal.When the hearing was finally opened to public comment, about 50 people lined up along the side and back of the room to speak. After only a few speakers, Cristina Gutierrez — fondly known in the community as Momma Cristina, from her role as one of the Frisco 5 Hunger Strikers — took her turn to speak. The commission had limited each speaker to two minutes, but Gutierrez wasn’t finished after two minutes and kept talking. Authorities turned off her mic, but that didn’t stop her and the audience yelled to let her continue to speak.Instead, Commissioner Julius Turman, who ultimately voted against Tasers, called the meeting into recess. All the commissioners walked out, and a line of police and sheriff’s deputies formed across the space separating the audience from the vacant commissioners’ area. The people waiting in line decided to continue with their talks, sharing with the audience all the reasons they didn’t want the SFPD to be armed with Tasers.Public barred from public hearingTurman reconvened the meeting in another location while community members, uninformed of the change, waited in the original room. Only five people at a time were allowed in the new room and only those “not involved in disruptive behavior.” (sfchronicle.com, Nov. 4)Here’s where the Brown Act violation may apply. The vote was taken without the public being fully allowed to be present during the discussion leading up to the vote and for the vote itself.Anti-Taser activists, who were locked out of the hearing, remained in the hallway chanting and singing. At one point, in an unprecedented act, acknowledging the illegitimate nature of the proceeding, San Francisco Police Commissioner Petra DeJesus actually left the commission to stand with the people.When the vote was announced the crowd outside chanted, “Shame, shame!”Why all the anger about Tasers? Aren’t they a “less-lethal” weapon? Even Taser proponents don’t call them non-lethal. One big issue is that even a “well-trained” officer can’t predict whether a Taser will kill someone. Cops don’t know whether the person has a heart condition, pacemaker, asthma or any other condition that could automatically turn use of a Taser into deadly force. Reuters documented 1,005 incidents in the U.S. in which people died after police stunned them with Tasers. Ninety percent of these victims were unarmed. (reuters.com, Aug. 23)Tasers are more likely to be used on African Americans and other people of color, especially against those in the midst of a mental health crisis. A Baltimore Sun study of Taser use between 2012-14 showed that out of 3,000 Taser deployments, 64 percent of the victims were Black men.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Incendios de California son crisis del capitalismo

first_imgEn las últimas dos décadas, los incendios forestales se han convertido en un problema que afecta cada vez más la salud y la vida de las/os californianos. Actualmente, hay más de 20 incendios activos en California según el sitio web de CAL FIRE, fire.ca.gov/general/firemaps.Algunos se conocen como incendios forestales nacionales que son naturales y ocurren anualmente en California después de un verano largo y seco.La abundancia y la frecuencia de la actual ola de incendios, sin embargo, puede verse como el resultado del capitalismo anárquico y el impulso de las ganancias en el sector inmobiliario. Y las graves consecuencias de muerte y destrucción pueden atribuirse a la falta de planificación social para enfrentar emergencias, complicada por un presidente ultraderechista.Los incendios en sí mismos son el resultado directo del desarrollo excesivo de partes de California que antes no estaban pobladas por razones divergentes, pero relacionadas. En el sur de California, el fuego en Woolsey ha consumido en gran medida propiedades inmobiliarias de alto precio en hermosas áreas vírgenes que se venden a personas adineradas.El incendio en Camp, en el Norte de California por otro lado, ha afectado a muchas/os californianos más pobres y envejecientes, algunas/os de los cuales han sido expulsados ​​de las áreas urbanas costosas — en otras palabras, debido al aburguesamiento.El fuego en Camp, uno de los incendios más letales en la historia de California, ha demostrado ser trágico. A partir de la tarde del 16 de noviembre, el número oficial de muertes era de 71, pero el número de personas desaparecidas fue de 1.011, dado que muchas de las personas mayores o discapacitadas no tienen forma de escapar. Ubicado a unas 60 millas al norte de Sacramento, el incendio en Camp ha incinerado toda la ciudad de Paradise, destruyendo más de 12.000 estructuras y 150.000 acres.Los fuertes y extremadamente secos “vientos de Santa Ana” que se originan tierra adentro han extendido el humo del fuego, que puede verse cientos de millas en múltiples direcciones y ha empeorado la calidad del aire, que ya era deficiente.Las personas que viven a cientos de kilómetros de los incendios respiran aire cargado de humo, que es peligroso especialmente para las personas con enfermedades cardíacas, asma u otras afecciones respiratorias. Las autoridades aconsejan a las personas que permanezcan adentro o limiten las actividades al aire libre.Los irresponsables tuits de TrumpMiles de personas viven en tiendas de campaña, después de haber tenido que abandonar sus hogares, angustiadas, perdiendo todo lo que tienen. No saben cuándo pueden regresar a sus hogares para salvar lo que queda, si es que quedan.En medio de todo este sufrimiento, el presidente tuiteó que el estado de California ha administrado mal sus bosques causando los incendios. Sin lugar a dudas, Donald Trump está atacando al gobierno de California, que es progresista en comparación con él. El gobierno federal, sin embargo, posee el 98 por ciento de las tierras forestales en California y es responsable de su mala gestión.Como de costumbre, la administración de Trump quiere evitar pagar los fondos de emergencia federales para desastres de este tipo. En su lugar, utiliza los fondos para desplegar tropas federales en la ahora militarizada frontera sur.Las/os activistas sociales e incluso los políticos preguntan por qué Trump no ha enviado más bomberos, rescatistas y trabajadores de la salud para ayudar a las personas devastadas por los incendios. En cambio, gran parte de la lucha contra incendios se deja al sector más alienado de los californianos, su población encarcelada.El programa del Departamento de Corrección y Rehabilitación de California paga a los prisioneros de $1 a $2 por día para combatir incendios activos, más tiempo libre de sus sentencias. Más de 2.500 prisioneros están arriesgando sus vidas combatiendo incendios en todo el estado. (tinyurl.com/ydbus2at y tinyurl.com/ydy9colb)Al utilizar este trabajo “voluntario”, el estado dice que ahorra de $90 a $100 millones al año. También aduce que ayuda a los reclusos a aprender nuevas destrezas mientras trabajan en un entorno de equipo. Por supuesto, ningún trabajo en este campo está garantizado para ex prisioneros.Trump continúa negando que el comportamiento humano produce calentamiento global y que esta es una causa importante de más incidentes de sequía. La vegetación se torna seca e inflamable, proporcionando más combustible para los incendios. Las líneas eléctricas mal puestas pueden iniciar un incendio y luego los vientos de Santa Ana lo propagan.Los incendios forestales de California son síntomas de una crisis en el capitalismo. La explotación y el desprecio por la tierra y los recursos y por las personas pobres y trabajadoras han creado esta experiencia anual de terror para las/os residentes.Sin embargo, las/os más oprimidos ya han dado las respuestas. En California, las casas vacantes superan a la población sin hogar. Las/os activistas exigen que llenemos los hogares que tenemos en lugar de alimentar la burbuja inmobiliaria.Las/os activistas también piden pagar a los trabajadores – los bomberos pobres y encarcelados – los salarios que merecen en lugar de explotar su trabajo y costarles la salud y, en última instancia, la vida.Por último, las/os activistas quieren crear una infraestructura que sea sostenible y reduzca nuestra huella de carbono, en lugar de crear más vertederos que llenen nuestra atmósfera con gas metano, que aumenta la probabilidad de estos incendios.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

High School Students from Pasadena, Representing U.S.A., Finish 6th in International Academic Competition

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Education High School Students from Pasadena, Representing U.S.A., Finish 6th in International Academic Competition Article and Photos courtesy of LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | 11:12 am Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News In the final round of the premier global academic competition for high school students, Zachary Damir ’16, Bettina Lee ’16, and Japhet Quitzon ’16 of La Salle High School represented the United States of America and finished as the top team in the Americas, and 6th overall in the world in the Tournament of Champions in the 2016 World’s Scholar Cup.Together the team won 34 individual and team medals in four events: the Scholar’s Bowl, Scholar’s Challenge, Collaborative Writing, and Team Debate. Japhet Quitzon ranked as the 13th best scholar in the competition.Hosted at Yale University, the Tournament of Champions invited over 700 scholars from over 40 countries that were the top teams from the Global Rounds. La Salle students finished 3rd place overall in the Los Angeles regional round and 2nd overall in the Global Round in Prague in order to qualify for the Tournament of Champions.This year’s topic was An Imperfect World, and covered the subjects of Art, History, Social Studies, Literature, Science, and the Special Area of Crime and Justice.La Salle High School, 3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Pangea in Permian to Jurassic time

first_imgThe apparent polar wander paths (= APWPs) for the northern and southern continents have been redetermined using revised time-scales and data. When plotted on the conventional Pangea, Pangea A, the paths are distinct but essentially linear and parallel from Late Carboniferous to Late Permian time. Both paths then undergo a sharp change in direction and converge so as to overlap in Early to Middle Jurassic time. If the Permo-Triassic magnetic field was an axial dipole, then paleomagnetic data show that Pangea was mobile during most, and possibly all, of the mid-Triassic to mid-Jurassic interval. Because of the uncertainties in pole ages and positions, and errors in measurements, the new APWPs are consistent with a range of Pangeas. In particular, the data are compatible with two paleomagnetic Pangeas: A2 and a new class of Pangea here named the D Pangeas. These resemble Morel and Irving’s (1981) Pangea B and the C Pangeas of Smith et al. (1981): unlike the A2 Pangeas, the B, C and D Pangeas all require large (> 2000 km) relative motion between the northern and southern continents. Geological data require the transition from an earlier Pangea to Pangea A to take place along a transform zone, here named the Pangea Transform Zone, or PTZ. The PTZ is considered to be technically analogous to the Great Glen Fault of Scotland. Four types of possible PTZ are examined: passing through either the western or eastern end of the Brunswick Magnetic Anomaly of eastern North America, or north and south of Iberia. The geological data suggest that those Pangeas that require large displacements on PTZs that pass east of the Brunswick Magnetic Anomaly are improbable. B and C Pangeas are snapshots giving precise paleomagnetic reconstructions. D Pangeas fit long stretches of the APWPs as well as possible. A2 Pangeas fit the APWPs moderately well but also require the geological displacement to be smaller. The differences in displacement between the D and A2 Pangeas reflect geometrical relationships between Euler poles, PTZ curvature and the APWPs. The general geological evidence suggests that D Pangeas are less probable than A2 Pangeas but that they cannot be rejected. Transition from A2 to A is most likely to have occurred via a sequence of rotations about different poles rather than a single rotation. In detail, the conventional Pangea requires modification. Africa must be broken into at least two fragments along the Benue Trough and its northern continuation. Northwest Africa then fits more tightly into northern South America, which modifies the APWPs and reduces the gap between them. By including the effects of continental extension and using detailed geological data the gap can be reduced to one in which the A63 circles touch or overlap. Non-dipole fields or an expanding Earth need not be invoked to explain the mismatch of the APWPs on the conventional Pangea. The finite rotation required for the older Pangea to Pangea A is very close to Van der Voo and French’s (1974) single rotation for A2 to A but is actually the sum of three smaller rotations that reflect the modification to Pangea A, continental extension and the postulated PTZ displacement. Of the possible PTZs, a PTZ parallel to the West African continental magnetic anomaly with a displacement of about 170 km gives a better fit of this anomaly to the East Coast magnetic anomaly of North America. Further refinements to Pangea A2 will depend on a better knowledge of stretching factors on the passive continental margins of the modified Pangea A and incorporation of rotations due to major faults such as the South Atlas Fault in Morocco.last_img read more

A new surface accumulation map for western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, from interpolation of point measurements

first_imgAs a result of intensive field activities carried out by several nations over the past 15 years, a set of accumulation measurements for western Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, was collected, based on firn-core drilling and snow-pit sampling. This new information was supplemented by earlier data taken from the literature, resulting in I I I accumulation values. Using Geographical information Systems software, a first region-wide mean annual snow-accumulation field was derived. in order to define suitable interpolation criteria, the accumulation records were analyzed with respect to their spatial autocorrelation and statistical properties. The resulting accumulation pattern resembles well-known characteristics such as a relatively wet coastal area with a sharp transition to the dry interior, but also reveals complex topographic effects. Furthermore, this work identifies new high-return shallow-drilling sites by uncovering areas of insufficient sampling density.last_img read more

UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft

first_img View post tag: Patrol UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft View post tag: Defence View post tag: craft View post tag: News by topic View post tag: design Industry news View post tag: Rolls-Royce September 12, 2013 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today UK: Rolls-Royce Introduces New Design of Maritime Patrol Craft View post tag: Defense View post tag: New View post tag: Introduces View post tag: Maritime Rolls-Royce has unveiled a new design of maritime patrol craft at the Defence & Security Event International (DSEI) in London.The first of a ‘protection vessel family’ of designs, is a new 55-metre craft featuring a range of equipment from Rolls-Royce (stabilisers, thrusters, steering gear, fixed pitch propellers) and MTU (diesels, diesel generators, Callosum IPMS), offering a cost-effective design that can be tailored to mission requirements.Weighing around 500 tonnes, the new vessel is suited to patrol, search and rescue and interception duties. A 90-metre version of the craft will be on offer by the end of the year, with a 75-metre design following in 2014.Garry Mills, Rolls-Royce, Chief of Naval Ship Design, said: “Coastal protection and offshore patrol vessels is a growing sector and this new design offers multi-purpose capability, incorporating core design elements that are replicated across the family of vessels.“Our customers often face short timescales in the procurement of this type of craft, and having a scalable, cost effective offering is essential.“There is a growing trend of commercial marine technology crossing into naval markets as governments seek cost reduction through proven capability. Naval vessels generally comprise many disparate and complex technologies, and that’s what Rolls-Royce, with its broad product base, is good at integrating bespoke whole-ship systems to minimise programme risk.”Building on its success in the commercial marine market, Rolls-Royce established its Bristol-based naval ship design team last year which is focused on four key naval vessel types – naval auxiliaries, offshore/coastal patrol vessels, fast attack craft and naval ice-breakers.[mappress]Press Release, September 12, 2013; Image: Rolls-Royce View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate?

first_img View post tag: US Navy Share this article Authorities View post tag: Warships View post tag: Boeing View post tag: Make View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships.The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology.Boeing’s solution will be compatible with systems other companies are designing for the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program.The resulting beam control system will focus and hold a laser on a moving aimpoint long enough to disable the target. Doing that with a ship-based laser is particularly challenging, given the maritime environment and constant movement of an at-sea vessel.Peggy Morse, vice president, Boeing Directed Energy & Strategic Systems (DESS), said:Boeing innovations in beam control and directed energy technologies are keys to understanding laser weapon system configurations that could yield a capability for the Navy in their maritime environment.[mappress mapid=”15159″]Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: more View post tag: Accurate View post tag: will View post tag: laser Back to overview,Home naval-today Will Boeing Make Warships’ Laser Weapons More Accurate? View post tag: Weapons February 18, 2015 View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Patti LuPone & More in Shows for Days

first_img Related Shows Tickets are now on sale to see Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and more in Douglas Carter Beane’s Shows for Days off-Broadway. The Lincoln Center Theater production will begin previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater on June 6. Opening night is set for June 29.Shows For Days follows 14-year-old Car (Urie), who becomes involved in community theater in Reading, Pennsylvania at the Prometheus Theatre. The theater is led by Irene (LuPone) a woman who dedicates her life to directing, designing and starring in the group’s shows.The cast will also include Dale Soules, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams and Zoë Winters. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 23, 2015 Shows For Dayslast_img read more