Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unga Group Limited (UNGA.ke) 2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUnga Group Limited is an agricultural holding company in Kenya which mills wheat and maize and processes baked products and animal nutrition and health products. The company is divided in products produced for human consumption and animal consumption. The human consumption division produces a range of wheat flour products which include chapatti, mandazi, brown bread, maize meal, porridge and amana. The animal consumption division manufactures a range of animal food and mineral supplements. Unga Limited is a subsidiary company which produces feeds, minerals, premixes, animal health products and offers technical services to the agricultural sector in Kenya. Other subsidiary companies include Unga Farm Care (EA) Limited, Ennsvalley Bakery Limited and Unga Millers (Uganda) Limited. Over 90% of products are produced for the Kenyan domestic market with some exports to Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Unga Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited (RBGH.gh) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRepublic Bank (Ghana) Limited, formerly known as HFC Bank Limited, is a financial services institution in Ghana offering banking products and services for the investment, corporate, retail and mortgage sectors as well as solutions for asset management, property management and development services. The company is focused on 4 segments: consumer, mortgage, corporate and microfinance banking. Mortgage banking services include home equity, home purchase or improvement mortgages and public-sector home schemes. Investment banking services include asset management, financial advisory, brokerage and managed funds. The commercial division offers a full-service product and service offering including home, education, executive and business loans and foreign trade and document processing services. Private banking services include cash management, investment accounts, mortgage facilities and safe custody services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited also provides foreign currency, institutional finance and electronic and mobile banking services. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited. Republic Bank (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Image source: Getty Images. Roland Head | Saturday, 1st August, 2020 | More on: LLOY Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. See all posts by Roland Head Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! An unfortunate reality of investing is that cheap stocks can always get cheaper. We saw this last week with Lloyds Banking Group (LSE: LLOY). The FTSE 100 bank looked cheap already, but Thursday’s half-year results caused Lloyds’ share price to fall by a further 8%.The problem is that investors have taken fright at the bank’s gloomy outlook for the UK economy. I’m not surprised. The bank increased its bad debt provisions by £3.8bn during the second half and believes unemployment could hit 9% by the end of this year.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…The safest option now is probably to steer clear of Lloyds shares. But I think it’s also true that the current panic could turn out to be a buying opportunity.House price fears weigh on Lloyds share priceAs the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, unemployment and house prices are high on the radar for Lloyds’ management. Rising unemployment is likely to lead to a rise in missed mortgage payments and falling house prices.Although Lloyds obviously has a large amount of historical data to draw on when modelling possible losses, forecasts are always risky. The bank’s own modelling covers several different scenarios.Lloyds’ central forecast is that unemployment will average 7.2% in 2020, while house prices will fall by 6%. In 2021, Lloyds expects unemployment to stay at about 7%, but thinks house prices will level out.However, there’s a wide range of uncertainty in these numbers. For example, Lloyds’ best-case scenario for 2021 shows houses prices rising by 5%, but its worst-case scenario is for a fall of 11.5%Things might not be this badAccounting rules for banks have changed since the 2008 financial crisis. One big difference now is that banks have to predict how much bad debt they expect to see, rather than reporting it after it’s happened.These rules (known as IFRS 9) mean that the bank’s eye-catching £3.8bn impairment charge for the first half of this year is just an estimate. Although it was still enough to send Lloyds’ share price to a new nine-year low, the bank hasn’t actually seen this much bad debt yet. And it might not.Looking back at the financial crisis, mortgage losses weren’t as bad as first feared. Low interest rates and rising house prices meant that most mortgages were made good in the end.Lloyds share price: my verdictI think management is wise to be cautious when faced with such an uncertain outlook. If things turn out better than expected, no one will complain.Indeed, if the bank’s eventual losses are smaller than expected, management will be able to reverse the loss provisions made this year and add them to future profits. I know it sounds crazy, but that’s how the accounting rules work.On the other hand, if this week’s forecasts have to be cut in the future, management could face a lot of criticism.As I write, Lloyds share price is 26p. That’s a 50% discount to its tangible net asset value of 51.6p per share. On a long-term view, I think this is probably very cheap. Over time, I’m confident the bank will return to its previous role as a popular high yield dividend stock.However, the next couple of years could be very difficult. I’d suggest locking the shares away and checking back in five years’ time! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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” How low can the Lloyds share price go?
Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL 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 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Tags Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Anglican Communion Rector Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC By Bellah ZuluPosted Jul 19, 2013 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Bath, NC 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 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls 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 [Anglican Communion News Service] An Anglican priest in Egypt has said that, far from being a divine punishment, deafness has brought children closer to the Kingdom of God.In an interview with ACNS the Revd Faraj Hanna, Priest-in-Charge of the Church for the Deaf in Egypt said the church’s Deaf Unit has provided a place where children of all kinds can fellowship together.“Through the deaf unit we can reach the unreached children from all over Egypt and it’s a good opportunity for children from all faiths to be together,” he said. “We are looking for a fruitful future where everyone can live in peace and where the deaf children can reach the university level of education.”The Deaf Unit, which currently has over 70 children, targets children and adults who cannot find or afford services in Egypt and aims to provide them with new opportunities both economically and socially.“Deaf children come and stay with us and in this way we can involve them with the church programmes,” said Mr Hanna. “We also make sure to meet up with parents of the children twice a week so that they can also learn sign language to ease communication within the family.“We are working hard to change how the parents of the deaf children treat their children since some still believe deafness is a punishment from god.”The Church in Egypt has been operating the Deaf Unit since 1982 and since then it has branched out to include teacher training programs, the Deaf Club, two new community-based rehabilitation programs in Upper Egypt and the beginnings of an audiology clinic.Last month, the children met the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and his wife Caroline when they visited the North African country. The children led morning prayers at All Saint’s Cathedral in sign language before presenting the Archbishop and Mrs Welby with a handmade wooden pyramid.The Church in Egypt has given the deaf children and youths an opportunity to play a significant role in the life of the Church. In May this year, the Primate of The Episcopal Church of Jerusalem and the Middle East, Bishop Mouneer Hanna Anis confirmed ten youths, nine of them deaf, into the church family at the Church for the Deaf.This was after a three-month catechetical class where they studied the Bible and Anglican theology and made a public declaration of faith and commitment to the Anglican Church.“We are so excited as these ten youth, along with those confirmed over the last three years, are an indication of how the church is growing,” said Mr Hanna. “All of the youth have a great vision for the future. Not only are they active in the church services, but they are all participants in the Bible Translation project, the Deaf Club and have stepped up to organise outings for the Deaf Church.”The Church in Egypt has also embarked on a project to translate the Bible into sign language in order to minister effectively to the deaf community. “The deaf community must have the gospel through their own language which is sign language,” he said.One of the main goals of the Deaf Unit is to provide students and deaf adults with the opportunity to interact not only with other deaf people but also with the hearing.The Church in Egypt has since partnered with some schools, the government, and others connected with the diocese to help the deaf children better integrate into society by overcoming stereotypes. Press Release Service Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Shreveport, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Egyptian priest: ‘Deafness no barrier to faith, mission’
Japan Projects Photographs Architects: Naf Architect & Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Setagaya, Japan 2014 Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano+ 24 Share ArchDaily Half & Half House / naf architect & designSave this projectSaveHalf & Half House / naf architect & design Half & Half House / naf architect & design 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/615359/half-and-half-house-naf-architect-and-design Clipboard Year: Houses Year: Area: 47 m² Area: 47 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” photographs: Toshiyuki YanoPhotographs: Toshiyuki YanoText description provided by the architects. This house consists of combining two different types of houses, A and B, evenly.A: House with Flat Roof It is located at a corner lot facing south and west, which is sunny, airy and has good view. Long horizontal windows and roof balcony facing the corner take advantage of these features of the lot. Transparent glass is used for horizontal long windows, but they are installed at higher level to avoid the sight of passers-by.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD22WindowsJansenWindows – Janisol Arte 2.0Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural Solutions3D Facade Panel・ Porcelain tile finish exterior wall is curved to emphasize horizontality and gives different impression by the change of sunrays.・ Interior ceiling is bare finish to gain height. Living and dining room and bedrooms are allocated.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoB: House with Gable Roof Small windows with figured glass block the sight of the neighbors who stand close on north and east side, and, at the same time, secure sunshine and ventilation necessary.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki Yano・ Exterior wall is finished by standard steel trowel finish mortar and elastic coating which blend in to the neighborhood.・ Interior ceiling incorporates air-conditioning equipment and ventilator. Kitchen, bathroom, toilet and attic storage are allocated.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoThe lot is located at a sunny corner in residential area. The impression you get from the surrounding differs by where you stand in the lot. Outside corner bordering south and east streets is sunny and open, but it feels slightly uneasy as it is too exposed.Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoInside corner, on the other hand, retreats to the space between the neighbors on north and east who stand close, and it feels secure as it is hidden behind nearing houses but at the same time dark and oppressive.Save this picture!Section AAHouse type A and B are planned to adapt to the surrounding features of outside and inside corners, and they are combined obliquely evenly. When a corner lot is vacant, passers-by would walk into the lot to cut a corner. The trail of cutting the corner of the lot seems appropriate to set the merging line of two different houses.- Akio Nakasa -Save this picture!© Toshiyuki YanoProject gallerySee allShow lessGeology Museum / LeeMundwiler ArchitectsSelected ProjectsVIDEO: The Making of Zaha Hadid’s Loa and Vesu VasesVideos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/615359/half-and-half-house-naf-architect-and-design Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNaf Architect & DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSetagayaHousesWoodJapanPublished on April 06, 2015Cite: “Half & Half House / naf architect & design” 05 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Area: 2500 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Beach Haven, United States Save this picture!© Taggart Sorensen+ 18 Share Contractor: “COPY” Beach Haven Residence / Specht ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBeach Haven Residence / Specht Architects Scott Specht ArchDaily Manufacturers: Allied Maker, Branca Lisboa, Calico Wallpaper, De La Espada, Fleetwood, Flou, Studio Como, Big Red Graffiti, CBM Woodworks, Colony Furniture, Hansen, Manifest Furniture Photographs: Taggart Sorensen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871683/beach-haven-residence-specht-architects Clipboard Specht Architects Photographs Custom Lighting: 2016 United States Architects: Specht Architects Area Area of this architecture project Demmerle Builders Inc., Rolf Demmerle Interior Design: Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/871683/beach-haven-residence-specht-architects Clipboard Projects Houses Ladies and Gentlemen Studios Custom Furniture (Kids’ Beds, Storage Units, Side Tables):Pat Kim DesignDining Furniture:Manifest Furniture, Richard GormanCity:Beach HavenCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Taggart SorensenText description provided by the architects. This is a weekend residence for a family of five. The lot is on the beachfront, but is very small, tucked away from the street, and had many code-regulated square-footage and height restrictions. The challenge was to create something open and light-filled that takes advantage of its beautiful setting, yet uses every available square inch of buildable area allowed by law.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenThe house was initially designed in 2012, and construction had just begun when Hurricane Sandy swept through the area causing major damage and beach erosion. Shortly thereafter, FEMA changed all the regulations regarding beachfront houses, which required a “start from scratch” redesign of the whole house. The clients, obviously, were not happy, but understanding, and we reworked the design in accordance with the new regulations. It is the only modern house in Beach Haven that was designed in accordance with these new rules, and a model for how a house can be resistant to winds and storm surge, yet still remain very aesthetically appealing.Save this picture!DiagramsMany (if not most) houses built to current regulations on the coast are basically traditional styles, elevated on pilings to the required flood level. Even when the pilings are covered with panels, the proportions often are not pleasing, and they appear awkward or ad-hoc. Our intent with the Beach Haven house was to embrace the fact that the house had to be elevated on what are basically telephone poles driven into the sand, and use these as major design components, to be expressed and highlighted.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenWe drove a series of pilings at the perimeter of the house that remain exposed, and form linear colonnades that integrate with the overall form of the house.Save this picture!Second and Third Floor PlanThe form of the house was developed by extruding the entire buildable footprint to the maximum height allowable, and sculpturally carving the resultant mass. We also used a combination of eastern white cedar and western red cedar as the exterior cladding, stained and bleached to create different shades and textures, to emphsasize the sculptural quality of the house.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenThis is first and foremost a beach house. It not only responds to the client’s needs, but to the extreme environmental conditions of the Jersey Shore. Techniques that are often used in boat building were used in the construction of the house. The roof is all fiberglass, and the exterior components all stainless steel. Windows are of the highest hurricane-rating available. Cedar has proven over time to be extremely durable in a beach environment.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenThe house packs a lot of program into its relatively small envelope, while maintaining an interior that is bright and open. Clerestory windows or narrow slot windows are used on the sides facing adjacent houses, and full-height glass looks to the sea. Private rooms are ship-like and functional, This is a four bedroom, three bath house with a guest room / office, lounge, elevated hot tub area, and a large living / dining / kitchen space all within a compact 2500 square feet.Save this picture!© Taggart SorensenProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Residence: Inside John Lautner’s Quintessential California Modern, the Lautner Ha…VideosMorphosis’ Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech Aims for Net Zero and LEED Platinum Cert…Architecture News Share Beach Haven Residence / Specht Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSpecht ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeach HavenUnited StatesPublished on May 31, 2017Cite: “Beach Haven Residence / Specht Architects” 31 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Hoa’s House / H.2 Projects Vietnam Hoa’s House / H.2Save this projectSaveHoa’s House / H.2Save this picture!© Quang Dam+ 61Curated by Hana Abdel Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960070/hoas-house Clipboard ArchDaily Mixed Use Architecture CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses, Apartments•Vietnam Lead Architects: CopyAbout this officeProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingApartmentsHo Chi Minh CityMixed Use ArchitectureOn FacebookVietnamPublished on April 14, 2021Cite: “Hoa’s House / H.2” 14 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Filemaker Pro specialist offers charity discount on its services About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 4 December 2006 | News 34 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Iknow systems’ Paul Summers said: “This discount scheme is part of our long-term strategy. It will reduce the price of selected services by up to 40% for registered charities. This will ensure that high quality, high value IT services are available to verified companies for an affordable price.”Iknow systems is the latest supplier to be listed on UK Fundraising’s supplier directory. Iknow systems, the Filemaker Pro database solutions company, is offering up to 40% off selected services to UK registered charities.The London-based company, a member of the Filemaker Solutions Alliance, offers both custom Filemaker Pro databases, and off-the-shelf solutions for various sectors, for both Windows and Mac platforms.The 40% discount to charities was launched on 1 December, World Aids Day. Advertisement
Pavers to donate £2.3m & 2% of annual net profit following foundation launch Shoe retailer Pavers is pledging £2.3 million to charity, following the launch of its charitable trust, The Pavers Foundation.The Pavers Foundation will provide charitable funding in three ways:Staff will vote for two national charities annually. In December 2018, Macmillan Cancer Support was the first charity to receive funding: £62,500. The foundation also awarded the three runner-up charities the Brain Tumour Charity, Children With Cancer UK and Barretstown £2,500 each.Any of the business’s 1700 employees can apply for grants relating to health, education or community projects in their local area. Within the application, staff members put down how much money their cause needs, and from there the foundation committee will make a decision on how much money to grant. Staff can apply for grants up to the value of £50,000.Donations for the first round of applications have ranged from £500 to £11,000, depending on the cause and the amount requested, with £71,000 has been awarded to the first round of 25 applications. Staff who have applied for the grant contact the initiative and advise them of the amount awarded and also directly provide the cheque. Rounds take place in May and November each year.The Pavers family will make personal donations to good causes too.Following the initial £2.3m, York-based Pavers, which is projected to increase turnover in 2019 to £140m and profits to £14m, will donate two per cent of net profit per annum to The Pavers Foundation.Stuart Paver, Managing Director at Pavers, said:“As a family, we wanted to share our success by helping causes that are personal to us, as well as those that matter to our colleagues, who work so hard every day. The Pavers Foundation allows everyone from all regions and areas of the business to get involved.“Everyone at Pavers is able to submit a grant application for any local charity or initiative that means something to them – as long as the application relates to health, education, or community, we will consider it!“We’re excited to be in a position to encourage philanthropy and we’re off to a wonderful start, providing in excess of £200,000 to charities and local initiatives across the country in our first three weeks. And this is just the start, we’re already looking forward to making a difference to many more.” 353 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 352 total views, 1 views today Main image: Jason Paver and Stuart Paver with the Macmillan team Advertisement Tagged with: corporate trusts and foundations Melanie May | 15 January 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66
16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Professor of Geophysics and Director of the Caltech Seismological Laboratory Don Anderson studies Earth’s deep interior (1988 photo). Credit: Caltech ArchivesDon L. Anderson, the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on December 2, 2014. He was 81 years old.Anderson’s work helped advance our understanding of the composition, structure, and dynamics of the earth and of earth-like planets. He was a pioneer in the use of seismic anisotropyâ€”variations in the velocities of seismic waves as they move at different angles through materialsâ€”to study the earth’s interior. This allowed him and others to learn more about the boundaries of the planet’s mantle.“Caltech has lost a towering figure in geophysics with the passing of Don Anderson,” says Michael Gurnis, the John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics. “Don left an indelible mark not just on the Seismological Laboratory but on the field of global seismology and whole-earth geophysics. He was an unusual scientist who often advocated unpopular theories and concepts. Perhaps more thananyone else, DLAâ€”as he was fondly known in the Seismo Labâ€”knew how uncertain many of our observations and theories were, especially those of the earth’s deep interior. By advocating the unpopular, Don challenged our ideas and forced us to make the observations needed to resolve our understanding of earthquakes and the deep earth.”In 1981, Anderson developed, with Adam Dziewonski of Harvard University, the Preliminary Reference Earth Model (PREM), a one-dimensional model representing the average properties of the earth, including seismic velocities, attenuation, and density, as a function of planetary radius. PREM continues to be the most widely used standard model of the earth. Anderson, a former president (1988â€“1990) of the American Geophysical Union, is the author of the book, Theory of the Earth, a 1989 reference on the origin, composition, and evolution of Earth’s interior. In 2007, Anderson published New Theory of the Earth, a completely updated version.Born in Frederick, Maryland, on March 5, 1933, the son of a schoolteacher and an electrician, Anderson received his BS in geology and geophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic University in 1955. He worked for Chevron Oil Company from 1955 to 1956, the Air Force Cambridge Research Center from 1956 to 1958, and the Arctic Institute of North America from 1958 to 1960.His service with the Air Force took him to Greenland, where his job was to determine how thick the ice had to be to support aircraft that were in trouble. “The Air Force wanted their pilots to land disabled planes on the sea ice, but the conventional wisdom at the time was that they would break through the ice and the crew would freeze to death,” Anderson recalled in a 2001 oral history. Anderson and his colleagues found that, in fact, aircraft can land very easily on ice that is not very thick: “Even if the ice won’t support the plane while it’s sitting there, it will allow a plane to taxi long enough for the pilots to get out and then the plane can sink through the ice, or the wheels can poke through the ice. Our job was to study ice strength, and whether you could determine how strong it was before you landed so you would know where to land.” The project continued after Anderson entered graduate school at Caltech, where he earned a master’s degree in geophysics in 1959 and a doctorate in geophysics in 1962 under the supervision of Frank Press.Upon his graduation from Caltech, Anderson was hired as a research fellow; he became an assistant professor in 1963, an associate professor in 1964, and a professor in 1968. From 1967 to 1989, Anderson was director of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory.“Those who were fortunate enough to be at the Seismo Lab with Don since the 1960s have greatly benefited from the interaction with him, and his influence will have long-lasting effects on our work for years to come,” says Hiroo Kanamori, the John E. and Hazel S. Smits Professor of Geophysics, Emeritus. “As many of the Seismo Lab alumni would testify, we all benefited tremendously from the Seismo Lab coffee break discussions where Don was always at the center. Occasionally, he forcefully presented his idea, but more often he was a good listener too. Then, we later received notes and reprints on the subjects discussed, and if we were really interested in the subject, we would pursue it in depth and eventually write an interesting paper. Many of my papers grew out of the coffee break discussions.”“Don was a inspiring geoscientist who motivated his students and many younger colleagues to think deeply, broadly, and creatively about the Earth and other planets,” says Thomas Jordan (PhD ’72), a former student of Anderson’s who is now the William M. Keck Foundation Chair in Geological Sciences and professor of Earth sciences at the University of Southern California.Provost Edward Stolper, the William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology and the Carl and Shirley Larson Provostial Chair, agreed, saying “Don had a significant impact on my careerâ€”both as a supportive, probing, and intellectually challenging colleague, and as a friend.“As a graduate student at Harvard, I heard Don lecture about the possibility of there being a CAI-like zone around the earth’s core and about the composition of the moon. CAI’s are calcium-aluminum inclusions in chondritic meteorites and represent the very earliest solid materials formed in the solar system. I was energized by what Don had said and knew at that point I wanted to be at Caltech,” says Stolper.Anderson was the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor from 1989 until his retirement in 2002.“Don had a tremendous influence on the development of geophysics and global seismology in the United States,” says Gurnis, the current director of Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory. “One of DLA’s unwavering passions since the 1960s was to map the earth’s deep interior associated with surface processes. He was instrumental in founding the NSF-funded IRISâ€”Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismologyâ€”and the development of what became known as the GSNâ€”the Global Seismic Networkâ€”in the 1980s. Through these major U.S. programs, we were able to map out the nature of the forces associated with plate tectonics and volcanism.”Anderson continued to work and publish until his death. His most recent work on volcanism was showcased at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in December 2014.A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, Anderson was also the recipient of the Emil Wiechert Medal of the German Geophysical Society, the Arthur L. Day Medal of the Geological Society of America, the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, the William Bowie Medal of the American Geophysical Union, and the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.In 1998, Anderson was awarded the National Medal of Science and was cited for his “immeasurable influence on the advancement of earth sciences over the past three decades nationally and internationally.”Anderson is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughter, Lynn Rodriguez; son, Lee Anderson; and four granddaughters. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community 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. Science and Technology Remembering Don L. Anderson 1933â€“2014 By KATIE NEITH Published on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 5:17 pm Top of the News