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Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) 2005 Annual Report

first_imgNairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited (NSE.ke)  2005 annual report.Company ProfileNairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Limited operates as a securities exchange in Kenya offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of various securities such as debt, equity and derivative securities. It provides clearing and settlement services for transactions in derivative securities through its subsidiary, NSE Clear Limited. It also acts as a central counterparty in derivative securities transactions. Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Sahara Africa and NSE plays a vital role in this growth by encouraging savings and investments as well as helping local and international companies access cost-effective capital. The securities exchange operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya; is a full member of the World Federation of Exchange; a founding member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA); the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and the Association of Futures Market. Nairobi Securities Exchange is a partner exchange in a SSE initiative led by the United Nations. Nairobi Securities Exchange Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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3 UK dividend shares I’d buy today

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Where should I look in the stock market today for reliable income? It’s not an easy market for income investors, in my opinion. But I’ve identified three UK dividend shares I think should provide safe and rising payouts over the coming years.Two of these companies are stocks I own myself — the third is one I’d like to buy at some point.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…31 years of dividend growthMy first pick is meat producer Cranswick (LSE: CWK). This FTSE 250 firm is one of the UK’s largest producers of fresh and cooked meats, supplying British food to supermarkets and the restaurant trade.The group’s results for the year to 27 March continued its long record of strong growth, with pre-tax profit up by 10.4% to £114.8m. The dividend was increased by 15.9%, supported by strong cash flow and a reduction in debt.Cranswick has now delivered 31 years of unbroken dividend increases, averaging around 11% growth each year. That’s an exceptional record.Of course, there are some risks. Cranswick’s size could make it harder to continue expanding at current rates. And if we start eating less meat for health and environmental reasons, I think this could become a serious problem.Unfortunately, Cranswick’s success isn’t a secret. This UK dividend share trades on 20 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of just 1.8%. That’s lower than I normally look for, but this company’s excellent record means I’d still consider buying at today’s share price.Another dividend hero?My next pick almost had a 30-year dividend streak. But FTSE 250 merchant bank Close Brothers (LSE: CBG) was forced to cut its dividend payout last year, ending a run of nearly three decades.This 140-year-old City bank focuses on specialist areas including business lending, car loans, wealth management, and stockbroking. It’s a mix that proved resilient in 2020. Although banking profits fell, record stock trading volumes caused profits at in-house stockbroker Winterflood to surge.I hold Close Brothers in my UK dividend share portfolio and have no plans to sell. But there are risks. As a UK bank, the group is heavily dependent on the fortunes of the UK economy. If the early recovery we’re seeing turns sluggish, losses could mount.Rising inflation or interest rates could also cause unexpected problems, after so long at low levels.Close Brothers’ shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 3.6% for the current year. I reckon that’s a better option than the big FTSE 100 banks. It’s where I’ve put my money.An under-the-radar UK dividend shareLike food, alcohol is usually seen as a safe, defensive investment. One smaller company in this sector is Stock Spirits (LSE: STCK). This £550m firm sells a range of branded vodka, brandy, and other spirits in Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy.Performance over the last year has suffered due to the closure of restaurants and bars, which historically generated about 15% of sales. But the group’s operating profit only fell by 2% during the six months to 31 March, which suggests to me that it’s been able to pick up new business elsewhere.Broker forecasts suggest Stock Spirits earnings will be flat this year, before returning to growth next year. At current levels, the shares offer a forecast dividend yield of 3.1%, covered twice by earnings. I reckon that’s fair value and have been buying the stock for my portfolio. Enter Your Email Address The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… Roland Head owns shares of Close Brothers Group and Stock Spirits. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Roland Head | Monday, 24th May, 2021 | More on: CBG CWK STCK center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. 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. 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Why TJ Perenara would be a hit in rugby league

first_img TAGS: Highlight All Black scrum-half TJ Perenara is being linked with a move to Sydney Roosters (Getty Images) Why TJ Perenara would be a hit in rugby leagueIt’s the potential cross-code move that’s got the world talking – New Zealand star TJ Perenara to the National Rugby League’s (NRL) Sydney Roosters.All Blacks going to rugby league used to be a common occurrence. Kurt Sherlock, Frano Botica, John Timu, Marc Ellis and Craig Ellis all made successful switches, but high-profile transfers from union to league largely dried up on a big scale once the 15-man game went professional in 1995.Most recently Sonny Bill Williams made the move between the two effortlessly, and of course ‘SBW’ was a league player who first crossed to union, before going back to league, back to union and then finishing his career in league.TJ Perenara is currently playing for NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes in Japan (Getty Images)But Thomas Tekanapu Rawakata (TJ) going to the 13-man code would be no surprise, considering his family links. His father Thomas played for the Junior Kiwis, New Zealand rugby league’s national U20s, in the late 1980s.Two of his cousins, Henry and Marcus, both played in the NRL and Henry is a current NRL referee.Perenara has been studying and watching the sport his whole life, and this code change is not something sudden or done on a whim.As Melbourne Storm hooker and New Zealand international Brandon Smith revealed, the All Black has been analysing it for some time and getting advice on what he needs to do: The Roosters are also a perfect fit. That is the club SBW joined from union in 2013, and where he ended his career last year. They are one of the most successful and well-run clubs in the NRL, and even have France icon Frederic Michalak on their coaching staff.Last year the Roosters used former Australia coach Michael Cheika as a consultant and coach Trent Robinson is an out-of-the-box, unconventional thinker. Regarded as one of league’s best coaches, the cerebral Robinson would give Perenara the time and support to thrive.Further helping him make the switch would be having quality players around him. The Roosters are stacked with world-class talent – full-back James Tedesco, outside backs Brett and Josh Morris, half-back Luke Keary, forward Angus Crichton (who represented Australia at schoolboy level in rugby union) and fellow Kiwis Joseph Manu, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Sio Siua Taukeiaho.Brett Morris scores a try for Sydney Roosters (Getty Images)He wouldn’t have average players alongside him or be in a struggling team. It is the perfect environment for Perenara to learn in.“If you’re going to make a transition like this, and it’s quite the transition, going into a top club is an absolute luxury,” says dual-code Ireland international Brian Carney.“The last thing you want to be doing is being on struggle street. The Roosters will have the luxury of using him judiciously and not throwing him in the deep end.”Carney believes Perenara has “without question almost everything” to make it in league, and could even help improve it. John Davidson explains why the All Blacks scrum-half could make a successful code switch Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In union, Perenara has already won a Rugby World Cup, earned 69 New Zealand caps and lifted a Super Rugby crown with the Hurricanes.A code switch is not about money, as he could earn more in Japan or Europe than in the NRL. But league presents him with a fresh challenge, and he would succeed because he has the natural attributes.Why TJ Perenara would be a hit in rugby leagueThe 29-year-old is a strong defender with strength and speed, and the necessary body shape required. He would get tested more at hooker in league and have to make more tackles per game, but he could do it.The scrum-half is a courageous tackler who puts his body on the line and relishes the physicality, as this clip shows:Perenara is also young enough with time on his side to adapt, unlike Wales great Gareth Thomas, who was 35 when he went to rugby league.Perenara is used to playing up-tempo rugby at pace, and is a terrific support player.In league, the speed of the play is quicker and there are less stoppages, the ball is in play more, and that would suit someone with his engine and vision. “The only thing I couldn’t comment on, one of the most challenging things about rugby league and rugby union players find this, is that it’s so physically demanding stamina-wise,” he says. “The stamina needed for rugby league is a different level to union.“No question he’s got the skills. Has he got the toughness? Absolutely, he’s a rugged individual. He’s got an edge to his game, which will fit right into rugby league. And he brings a particular skill that is lacking in rugby league and that is dummy-half passing.”Now we wait to see if rumours become reality. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Boom!

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate InspirationBy Charles TowneI have, with due consideration, arrived at the conclusion that whoever invented the 4th of July was a little boy totally devoid of parental guidance or supervision. I have, from my birth, enjoyed anything that went BOOM!When I slithered out into this life my little pockets were full of cherry bombs and ’80s which as any kid from my time knew was the epitome of BOOM! and THE most desirable of all fire crackers.I have been most fortunate in my life in the sense that I still have all my fingers and other body parts.When I was a boy it was possible to buy fireworks through the mail.  IMAGINE THAT! Through, THE MAIL!!!Coming from a simpBOOM!ler and more genteel time I have had the opportunity to blow up things.Dynamite is fun.  To be precise, 60 % Dupont is wonderful for blowing out tree stumps and destroying beaver damsBeaver are wonderful animals.   Why are beaver wonderful? You might ask.  Because they build dams. Beaver dams, as their name denotes, dams creeks and streams which eventually floods roads.  Enter yours truly. I was hired to dynamite beaver dams.All of this was calculated to make things go BOOM!!! which gave purpose to my dull life, and I haven’t even mentioned shooting cannons!BOOM!!! Happy 4th of July! charles towne charles towne The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter July 4, 2019 at 8:17 am How lucky you got Paid to have Fun, I did it for Free!9 Reply July 4, 2019 at 8:22 am Richard, it is always a good rule when you shake hands with some dude to count his fingers! Man, do I ever love the phrase, “quality boom! You take care and stay safe. Chaz July 4, 2019 at 12:28 pm Reply EJ July 4, 2019 at 11:12 am TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleRed, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Richard NH July 4, 2019 at 9:15 am July 4, 2019 at 9:11 am Reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 July 4, 2019 at 11:08 am 8 COMMENTS July 4, 2019 at 12:17 pm Reply Wishing you a booming Independence Day celebration. Best to stay away from the M80s and cherry bombs at our age – we might light the fuse and forget to throw it… Have a great Independence Day – GOD BLESS AMERICA and our military that keep us free. Imagine how happy I was to discover that the government uses M-80’s as diver recall signals! A bit of silicone and lead weight on the ends and you have a device that can signal divers for hundreds of yards to surface now and avoid decompression time! My government providing an almost endless supply of quality “BOOM”.!!! For you civilians, the old saying still applies, “The best fireworks are sold by the guy with one eye and two fingers on one hand!” Have a glorious 4th everyone! charles towne Please enter your comment! Reply NH, YES MY DEAR, AND HAPPY BOOM DAY TO YOU TOO! Chaz EJ, yes pal, you are sooo right! The thing is I would have gladly done it for free! Chaz charles towne Mike McFadden Mike, forgetting to throw it after it is lit could be a most titillating experience, to say the least. Chaz Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD

first_imgSave this picture!© Roland HalbeText description provided by the architects. For the concept of this home, we asked ourselves wheather we were capable of building something while maintaining the utmost respect for the natural surroundings, avoiding speaking about sustainability, alternative energy or ecology as a veneer for modernity and political correctness. Perhaps it was ultimately a question of making the most of the qualities of the given natural environment, maintaining the utmost respect for the natural qualities afforded to us, and having a minimum impact on them. We thought that a good way to start might be to adapt the volumetric line of the building to the existing forest, leaving the plantation to choose the way it would be experienced. As the starting point for this process, we identified the clusters of trees that work together in the forest while we dared to call everything that lies outside them the “anti-forest” or construction-susceptible void, without having to remove any trees. We generated a flat geometry on top of this void to avoid the trunks and take the heights from the existing ground level and the slopes of the roof planes permitted by the by-laws. This operation appeared to be an immensely complex part of the process, and forced us to do numerous tests until to arrived at the solution that met all the parameters at every point of the final volumetrics. What appeared was a non-Cartesian geometry with a faceted volume that adapted to the topographic conditions and the planning requirements, inciting us to resolve the brief for this home in an exciting space. The geometry is what will define and discover the ways of experiencing the spaces and their relationships with the outside landscape, a surprising, fruitful relationship between a forest and strict regulations.Save this picture!© Roland HalbeThe personal circumstances of the owner prevent a conventional use of the configuration and usage of this home. We had to generate spaces that would adapt in time and programmes to the owner’s idiosyncrasies. We thus gradually define the possibilities afforded by the resulting geometry, analysing the space in what we call “specialised fingers”, each one of which houses a specific programme, with a particularised spatial resolution. The height differences on the allotment impel us towards a way of understanding the house in half-storey steps that allows us to control the division of the interior into two dwellings in one. On the other hand, we have located the family’s visiting rooms (two fingers) associated with a games room (one finger) and the main entrance to the house all on the highest level with an independent entrance. The rest of the volume follows a successive development of privacy as we descent, first with the living room/bar and the projection room/studio (one finger) and on the immediately lower level, a leisure programme with a heated indoor pool (one finger), another with a kitchen-dining-general purpose room (one finger) and a large covered outdoor terrace (one finger). Descending to the final level we discover the main bedroom with its bathrooms (one finger), a gym/general purpose room and the sauna (one finger).Save this picture!© Roland HalbeOnce inside this fabulous landscape, we want to make the most of its features and open up to the maximum influence of its geometric, light and spatial conditions. From this perspective, the envelopment of the house had gradually transformed its glass and stone skins according to the proximity of the trees, their ability to provide shade, their presence and the type of programme in each specialised finger. So in order to bring all the rooms into direct, intimate contact with the exterior, the skins that define the broken volume have etched transparencies, opacities or screenprints with differing densities on its components, the influence of the forest on this strange object that has invaded the tranquillity of its territory. Inside the home, the floors, walls and flowing ceilings of amber resin absorb wooden slats that allow the abstract presence of the forest to enter and blur the outside/inside divisions as if our interior space were a fossil even before it existed. A strange feature slides along the upper floors, a reflection of the owner’s collector behaviour. Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessHome Studio / Martin Schmidt Radic Arquitectos AsociadosSelected ProjectsReclaiming Rivers: The Latest Trend in Urban DesignArchitecture News Share Spain Year:  2006 Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MADSave this projectSaveCasa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD Save this picture!© Roland Halbe+ 10 Share “COPY” Year:  Houses CopyHouses•San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain Photographscenter_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/445022/casa-levene-en-el-escorial-no-mad Clipboard 2006 ArchDaily Projects Area:  400 m² Area:  400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNO.MADOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Lorenzo de El EscorialHousesSpainPublished on November 08, 2013Cite: “Casa Levene en El Escorial / NO.MAD” 08 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream photographs:  Roland HalbePhotographs:  Roland Halbe ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/445022/casa-levene-en-el-escorial-no-mad Clipboard Architects: NO.MAD Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

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Suspicious vehicle stopped near TCU

first_imgThe 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ printTCU police stopped a suspicious white Isuzu box truck in a nearby neighborhood early this morning, according to a crime alert emailed to students, faculty and staff.George FloresGeorge Flores, former Paschal High School assistant band director, was driving the vehicle.Several residents reported Flores wandering the streets around 2 a.m., said Sgt. Kelly Ham.Flores was not arrested, but the crime alert was sent as a precaution because of his previous felonies, Ham said.Flores was previously arrested in the TCU area for improper photography and video in December 2010. He was later convicted and sentenced to 445 days in prison, Ham said.Flores was arrested outside a TCU-area bedroom window and was accused of taking photos of a woman undressing inside, according to a Star-Telegram article.The article also states that Flores had hundreds of inappropriate photos of females on his cellphone.Ham said he wants TCU sudents to call the TCU Police Department if Flores or the vehicle is spotted near campus.“We were in fear of our students safety,” Ham said. “He was asked to depart and not come back.” Previous articleTexas Smartscape offers resources for sustainable landscapingNext articleSecond wave of winter expected to hit Fort Worth The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The Lady Frogs were upended by Oral Roberts, 78-74, in the opening round of the Women’s NIT at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Thursday night, but seniors Helena Sverrisdottir and Emily Carter both made marks in the school’s record books during their final game in TCU uniforms. With the loss, the Horned Frogs closed the year with a 22-11 record, while Oral Roberts improved to 22-10 and advanced to the second round of the WNIT. Overall, the Lady Frogs hoisted 33 triples Thursday night, which ranks No. 3 all-time in a single-game in program history, connecting on 12 of them. The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ ReddIt Linkedincenter_img Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! Twitter Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The 109 The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook Linkedin Fort Worth braces for more severe weather + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Reporters Without Borders creates mirror of radio station’s blocked website

first_img News Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts La Voix de Djibouti is not run by “opposition illiterates,” RSF says News DjiboutiAfrica April 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders creates mirror of radio station’s blocked website Djibouti: Detained reporter’s home searched, Facebook account hacked Another Voix de Djibouti reporter arrested in Djibouti City Reporters Without Borders has today launched a mirror site of radio La Voix de Djibouti’s website, http://lavoixdedjibouti.com, in order to help circumvent the government’s censorship and allow the population to have access to a news sources to which it is being denied.The media freedom organization invites Internet users to go to http://lavoixdedjibouti.rsf.org in order to access an exact copy of the original site.“As this is a country without media freedom, where only government propaganda is tolerated, we think it is crucial to help the population to gain access to other news sources,” Reporters Without Borders said. “While it is true that the level of Internet use is still low in Djibouti, it is not negligible, and use of social networks in particular is growing. The population will now be able to read critical news bulletins online.”A Europe-based exile radio station that supports the opposition Renewal and Development Movement (MRD), La Voix de Djibouti began by broadcasting on the short wave and then switched to being a web radio but the authorities have blocked access to its website from within Djibouti. More information about freedom of information in DjiboutiRead the latest Reporters Without Borders press releases about this countryReporters Without Borders creates mirror sites to combat censorshipSo that independent news websites that are targeted by cyber-attacks and government blocking can continue posting information online, Reporters Without Borders has started mirroring sites. The first sites to be mirrored were those of the Chechen magazine Dosh and the Sri Lankan online newspaper Lanka-e News. The organization has also been urging Internet users all over the world to create more mirrors of these sites in a chain of solidarity.Mirror sites can be used to circumvent blocking by governments. Although the government of Djibouti is blocking access to La Voix de Djibouti’s site, http://lavoixdedjibouti.com, by blocking the site domain name or the hosting server’s IP address, Internet users can still access the Reporters Without Borders mirror site, http://lavoixdedjibouti.rsf.org, because it is hosted on another server with another domain name.The mirror site will be regularly and automatically updated with all the new content posted on the original site. If the mirror is itself later also blocked, the creation of further mirror sites together with a regularly updated list of these mirrors will continue to render the blocking ineffective in what is known as a Streisand effect.Reporters Without Borders urges Internet users who want to help combat censorship and have the ability to host a site on a web server to follow suit. Send the URL of the mirror site you have created to wefightcensorship (at) rsf.org. The next mirroring operations launched by Reporters Without Borders will be reported on the @RSF_RWB and @RSFNet Twitter accounts with the #RSFmirror hashtag.center_img August 4, 2020 Find out more to go further December 9, 2020 Find out more News Organisation DjiboutiAfrica RSF_en Follow the news on Djibouti July 17, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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103-year-old sworn in as junior ranger at Grand Canyon National Park

first_imgCourtesy Cheri Stoneburner(NEW YORK) —  She’s a junior ranger that’s older than the national park itself.Rose Torphy was on a vacation at Grand Canyon National Park when she stopped in the park store.“I started talking to people about the junior ranger program because it teaches kids to protect the Canyon,” she told “Good Morning America.” “My parents taught me to care for the land but not all kids have that.”On Feb. 26, 2019, the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since it’s designation as a national park.The trip to the Grand Canyon was Torphy’s second. The first was in 1985, she said, “when she was able to walk around.” This time, she took in the sites in her wheelchair and was able to “go to the edge.”The junior ranger program at Grand Canyon National Park is “education programming,” said Alysa Ojeda, marketing and public relations manager for Grand Canyon Conservancy, which funds the junior ranger program.Ojeda told “GMA” the Conservancy had to “get creative” with programming during the partial government shutdown which was going on during Torphy’s visit in mid-January.Store staff was trained to teach junior ranger hopefuls something new about the Grand Canyon and help them complete an activity book about the national park, Ojeda said. The junior rangers then promise to protect the Grand Canyon and become park stewards.“I’m happy to protect it for my great-children to visit one day,” said Torphy, who’s a mom of three, grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 18 and great-great grandmother of 10.Cheri Stoneburner, Torphy’s daughter, was with her on the visit and told “GMA” her mom has been wearing her junior ranger pin on her coat since they got back from the trip.“I was very impressed with the wheelchair access and ramps,” Stoneburner said. “We were able to get to an edge where she had taken a photo with my dad on their visit in 1985,” she said.“She’s a spokesperson for the park now. Everywhere we go, people ask her about her junior ranger pin and she says ‘you’re never too old to see the Grand Canyon!” Stoneburner added.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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New housing minister is former pensions under secretary Kit Malthouse

first_imgA new housing minister has been announced just hours after Dominic Raab left the post and his name is Kit Malthouse, Tory MP for North West Hampshire.Malthouse was until today Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance at the Department of Work and Pensions. One of his key responsibilities has been to oversee the implementation of Universal Credit.The 51 year-old-has former accountant has limited experience of property or the housing market. His previous political jobs have included being a councillor in Westminster during the late noughties, rising to be deputy leader of the council.During his time there he became famous for agreeing its deal to extract £12.3 million from its former leader Shirley Porter.He was then elected onto the London Assembly until 2012, during which he became Deputy Mayor of London for policing under Boris Johnson, and then Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise until 2015.housing ministerMalthouse was then selected to be MP for the safe seat of North West Hampshire, which he won by nearly 24,000 votes in the 2015 election.Despite working for former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, Malthouse is from the centre of the Conservative Party and has been a steadying hand at the Department of Work and Pensions, and is well known for his campaign to stop violence against women well before the #metoo campaign kicked off.kit malthouse housing minsiter Communities and Local Government department of housing department of work and pensions dominic raab July 9, 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » New housing minister is former pensions under secretary Kit Malthouse previous nextHousing MarketNew housing minister is former pensions under secretary Kit MalthouseNew minister, like so many others, appears to have little or no experience of the housing market or property industry.Nigel Lewis9th July 201801,233 Viewslast_img read more

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3-2-1 live! Estate agency attracts 23,000 views to its Facebook TV ‘station’

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » 3-2-1 live! Estate agency attracts 23,000 views to its Facebook TV ‘station’ previous nextMarketing3-2-1 live! Estate agency attracts 23,000 views to its Facebook TV ‘station’North London firm Benjamin Stevens has spent considerable sums producing a magazine-style TV show series fronted by its MD and marketing boss.Nigel Lewis18th February 20202 Comments734 Views As any estate agency will know who has tried it, making videos to promote an estate agency business is no easy task.Staff can look like petrified rabbits in front of car headlamps and backdrops often appear to be borrowed from school plays.But one agent who claims to have cracked the problem is Benjamin Stevens, whose MD and marketing boss have launched a Good Morning Britain-style TV show that’s proving an unexpected hit.Six months ago it launched a video channel, North London TV, on Facebook and says it is attracting over 23,000 views to its 10-minute programmes.Presented by the company’s MD and founder Steve Wayne and his marketing chief Rosanne Oppenheimer, the duo interview local community leaders and business people as well as giving viewers insights into local property markets.Second seriesAlready in its second series, the video content is unusual because it doesn’t plug Benjamin Stevens, although it features the same font and brand colours as the agency.Wayne says his reasoning behind the considerable expense of making the videos via a production company has always been to try and stop Rightmove and the other portals he lists on swallowing his brand up and making him ‘just another agent on a portal’.“Our aim with producing North London TV is to inadvertently make Benjamin Stevens stand out from the crowd and at the same time champion North London,” says Oppenheimer.“Steve and I were both born, grew up in, and now raise our own families in North London.“We know the area both personally and professionally. It’s a great place to live, a sound place to invest in and this is the key message we are trying to get across to our audience”.Watch one of their programmesRead more about Steve Wayne.  Rosanna Oppenheimer Benjamin Stevens Steve Wayne facebook February 18, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 18th February 2020 at 7:44 amAny initiative that sets an agency apart is a good one, and I wish them all success, and branding and re-reinforcement of who the face of the company is increasingly the same thing. Like a lot of things return on investment is always tricky to assess, but doing nothing or the same old thing often gets the same result.Log in to ReplyChris Arnold, andsothestorybegan andsothestorybegan 18th February 2020 at 6:38 amHuge congratulations to Steve for this venture. It’s so important for any agent to build their own media platform. Video, along with podcasts and blogs does that superbly for an agency.One slight reservation – Facebook owns this platform and the data of those 23,000 views. It’s using Facebook’s audience, so there is less control.I wish Benjamin Stevens every success.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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