Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

King George House / Robeson Architects

first_img Clients:Young FamilyEngineering:WA Structural Consulting EngineersConsultants:Phillip GriffithCollaborators:Be Projects, Jack FlanaganCity:PerthCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Dion RobesonRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. This Grade-A State heritage listed workers cottage on the corner of George and King Streets, East Fremantle, provided an exciting base to create a modern family home.  The concept was to respect and highlight the existing cottage by distancing the bulk of the extension to the ROW, linking the two with an internal courtyard.  With a mixed-use zoning, the home is designed with a self-contained office and bedroom which can be leased in future should the owner decide to do so.  The highly polished introduced finishes of “Nero Marquina” marble, white oxide concrete flooring and glossed black timber lend a dramatic contrast to the raw and matte finishes of the cottage. An intentional contrast that references the original materials with an opposing finish.  The owners intend to use the nearby parks and cafes as extensions of their home, hence gardens are minimal and low maintenance.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonThe brief called for a modern working family home; to be respectful of the much-adored cottage yet provide additions that functional and exciting.  There were minimal interventions to the cottage; insertion of skylights to hallway, conversion of existing run-down kitchen and bathroom into a larger family sized bathroom, powder, and laundry, reinstatement of original bullnose verandah and general restoration works.  Heritage Architect, Phillip Griffith, was engaged and his recommendations were adopted.  The only alteration to the existing external walls was to widen an existing opening to form the link to the new works.  New building walls were tucked under the existing eaves.  A kitchen, courtyard, office, garage and upper floor bedroom and ensuite comprise the new works. Save this picture!© Dion RobesonSave this picture!Floor plansSave this picture!© Dion RobesonA mixed-use zoning allows the office and bedroom suite above to leased out in the future if desired.  The ground floor office had to relate in scale and form to the neighbouring commercial tenancies on George Street.  Quality materials with reference to the existing vernacular of the area was crucial in maintaining George Street’s character. Save this picture!© Dion RobesonThe angled parapet of the office references the original cottage’s roof line; a suppression of building height through the centre of the site rises across George Street to align with the commercial parapets to the east.  Materiality links the project to its context; red face brickwork picks up on existing tuckpointing, and the concrete lintels a modern interpretation of the cottages lintels.  Three-toned glazed red brickwork laid in an ombre pattern wraps around the office, a play on the heritage reds of the cottage.  The charcoal aluminium cladding above was intended to recess into the background, allowing the street level scale to dominate.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonKey to the brief was a sense of spaciousness on the small site.  Sight lines from the entry through the courtyard to the ROW was a key design move.  A dropped dark ceiling forms the transition from the cottage into the higher ceilinged kitchen.  Level thresholds and matching floor finishes run from kitchen through to courtyard.  Storage insertions into the existing bedrooms modernise the home respectfully; the robes do not abut existing surfaces.Save this picture!© Dion RobesonLandscape was envisioned as an extension to the architecture.  Architects, CAPA, crafted various insertions; reflection pond, concrete BBQ plinth (a literal extension of the ground floor slab) and landscaping.  Jack Flanagan, furniture designer, was engaged to create a sculptural metal base to the freestanding marble dining table, which was designed to link into the fixed cabinetry.  Steele & Co steel fabricators collaborated in the design of the vertical fins filtering western sun to the upper bedroom and other custom steel elements. Commendation 2018 AIA WA Awards “Alts & Adds.”Save this picture!© Dion RobesonProject gallerySee allShow lessSlow Yangzhou x Xinhua Bookstore / Wutopia LabSelected ProjectsLes Nettoyeurs White’s Boutique / IVYSTUDIOSelected Projects Share “COPY” Houses CopyHouses, Renovation, Extension•Perth, Australia Projects Lead Architects: Save this picture!© Dion Robeson+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Robeson Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeRobeson ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationExtensionPerthAustraliaPublished on August 12, 2019Cite: “King George House / Robeson Architects” 11 Aug 2019. 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 Landscape: Simone Robeson Area:  225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CAPA King George House / Robeson ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKing George House / Robeson Architects Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bernini Stone, Artedomus, Feilders Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922758/king-george-house-robeson-architects Clipboard 2017 King George House / Robeson Architects Photographs:  Dion Robeson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/922758/king-george-house-robeson-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Photographslast_img read more

DRC publishes report on Web site accessibility

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 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. The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has published its report on government, business and voluntary sector Web sites and argues that many public Web sites are “impossible” for disabled people to use.At the report’s publication the DRC issued a warning that many businesses may not be complying with existing equal access laws and it was “only a matter of time” before they faced legal challenge from disabled consumers.Bert Massie, DRC Chairman, said: “Eight in 10 sites are next to impossible for some disabled people to use.” Advertisement  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The DRC worked with the Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design at City University in London to examine a representative sample of 1,000 public Web sites. They found that 81% of Web sites (808) failed to meet minimum standards for disabled Web access. The survey also found that the average home page contains 108 barriers that make it impossible or very difficult for disabled people to use.City University added that the research had highlighted examples of excellence in Web site accessibility. Significantly, two of the four sites mentioned were from the voluntary sector. The sites were Egg’s egg.com, Oxfam’s oxfam.org.uk, Spinal Injuries, Scotland’s sisonline.org, and the University of Manchester’s copac.ac.uk. Professor of Human Computer Interaction Design at City University, Helen Petrie said: “The Spinal Injuries Scotland site highlights how an accessible Web site can be created on a small budget and still be lively and colourful.”The 44-page report, “The Web: Access and Inclusion for Disabled People”, can be downloaded at no charge from the DRC’s Web site. It includes practical recommendations to help Web site owners and developers bring down the barriers to inclusive design. DRC publishes report on Web site accessibility Howard Lake | 14 April 2004 | Newslast_img read more

New Brownie Cup Cakes to raise funds for Girlguiding UK

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Brownie Cup Cakes to raise funds for Girlguiding UK Tagged with: Trading Howard Lake | 10 May 2005 | News Girlguiding UK and Victoria Foods Ltd have launched an exciting new cake mix product called ‘Brownie Cup Cakes’, which is now available to buy in leading British supermarkets. The new product replaces the existing cake-mix range ‘Brownies for Brownies’ and ‘Biscuits for Brownies’ following the launch of the new Brownie programme.Each packet will make 12 individual cup cakes and retails at the recommended price of 99p. For every product sold, 6p will be donated back to Girlguiding UK to assist with funding to develop the Brownie programme and activities. Advertisementlast_img read more

Workers World Forum in Boston

first_imgAn intergenerational gathering of Workers World Party members, local activists and members of the community arrived for an evening of education and celebration on May 12.Jonathan Roberts, a Harvard University graduate and member of the Student Labor Action Movement, described the victories won at Harvard recently through student-worker solidarity. More than 700 food service workers, mostly people of color and immigrants, went on strike in response to slashed health care benefits.Roberts and other student organizers mustered 400 students to occupy an administration building until the decision was reversed. “The fight was about health care, dignity and rights,” said Roberts. “I tell students, ‘If Harvard doesn’t respect the workers, they will not respect the students.’”The students refused to be moved, neither physically nor ideologically, “until we got confirmation that we won.” Roberts concluded, “Clearly we have the power to move things and change things. Without workers, this system cannot exist.”Teresa Gutierrez, a member of Workers World Party’s National Committee and a co-founder of the May 1 Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, spoke of the immigrant community’s invaluable contributions to the labor movement.Gutierrez emphasized the inextricable link between xenophobia, systemic poverty and race. “The attacks on immigrants flow from capitalism … [which] uses them to exploit cheap labor. … Class is primary, but racism is not secondary,” she said to uproarious applause.She also emphasized the difference between immigration and forced migration: “We need to educate the movement that we are not all immigrants. Mexicans didn’t cross the border. The border crossed them. In the 1800s, half of Mexico was stolen because America wanted to expand slavery.”Gutierrez explained that enslaved Africans were not immigrants, but kidnapped prisoners forced to generate profit for their kidnappers. Indigenous people were driven from their lands by immigrants from Europe. Today, Latinx people flee the instability and war caused by U.S. imperialism. “To fight for immigrant workers is to fight for all of us. It is linked to every struggle,” she said.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Students resist the Klan on North Carolina campus

first_imgAnti-racist protesters gather Aug. 30 on the campus of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.Chapel Hill, N.C. — Barricades surrounded the stump of Silent Sam and other monuments on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the night of Aug. 30. Silent Sam, a symbol of white supremacy that had stood at the entrance of campus since 1913, had been righteously toppled by students and the community on Aug. 20.Students and community members were gathering for what was billed as a “dance party and speakout.” This was the third student-led protest against racism in 10 days.As crowds of mostly students began to approach the site, a half dozen white supremacists began to approach as well. The white supremacists were quickly swarmed by the media, who attempted to give the bigots a platform. These efforts were met swiftly by counterprotesters who successfully drowned them out. Chanting “Nazis go home!” the protesters shifted the media’s attention to the night’s message: Cops and Klan were not welcome.Anon Cole, the young man who first began shouting down the white supremacists, said: “When I saw the media interviewing these white supremacists, I was appalled. Why would they give exposure to these bigots? I had to tell them and ensure they stop.”Almost 300 protesters had gathered for the event. There was music, dancing and free ice cream mixed in with chants of “Black Lives Matter!” and “Cops and Klan go hand-in-hand!”However, when the white supremacists appeared, the atmosphere shifted to a decidedly more focused and passionate defense of the campus and its students. The prepositioning of the barricades and industrial floodlights around the empty pedestal for racism became clear.The cops escorted almost 70 white supremacists associated with Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County through the crowd, past the barricades and into the pen around the statue’s remnants. Waving Confederate and Christian flags and holding placards defending their bigotry, the ACTBAC members were protected by cops.The anti-racist crowd continued chanting and heckling cops and white supremacists alike. As the night went on, tensions between protesters and white supremacists grew. Cops — some brought in from surrounding counties such as Guilford, Wake and New Hanover — began to chaperone the bigots back to a parking lot.The racists were followed by protesters, who chanted and shouted down both the cops and the Klan. Then, without warning or provocation, a police officer discharged a can of pepper spray on the students, members of the media and others in the crowd.As the numbers of protesters dwindled, cops took the opportunity to arrest three people. Two were charged with affray (breach of the peace), and one was charged with resisting an officer.UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt released a statement Aug. 31 that the UNC system’s board of governors had approved identifying “a safe, legal and alternative location for Silent Sam.” Folt noted the monument’s “contentious history” but failed to denounce its explicitly racist history and meaning.Defend UNC, a coalition of students, faculty and community members, released a response to this statement later that day. The group challenged the university’s statement, pointing out its “distorted falsehoods” regarding the historic and present context of the racist statue and the fight for its removal.Defend UNC also condemned the response of the president of the UNC state system, Margaret Spellings, as well as politicians and cops, emphasizing that they “have decided to side with white supremacy, and for that they will not easily be pardoned.”The protests have seen an increasingly militaristic response from campus and Chapel Hill police. However, official rhetoric from the university continues to construct a false narrative of violence and “mob rule” on the part of protesters when describing the struggle of students to remove white supremacist symbols from campus. To date, sixteen anti-racist organizers face charges stemming from the protests on campus.Students and the community await the university’s Nov. 18 deadline for its plan of action. In the meantime, students and community members will continue to defend their campus against white supremacy and challenge the university’s repression against students and activists.Watts is a student at UNC Chapel Hill.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Leading journalist murdered in Sanaa

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by today’s murder of leading Yemeni journalist and human rights defender Abdul Karim Mohammed al-Khaiwani. Witnesses said gunmen on a motorcycle shot him several times near his home in a residential district of Sanaa. February 26, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts A former editor of Al-Shoura (a pro-democracy newspaper closed in 2005) and winner of Amnesty International UK’s Special Award for Human Rights Journalism under Threat in 2008, he had received many death threats in recent years.“We are deeply saddened by the news of this great journalist and human rights defender’s murder,” said Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles. “We urge the authorities to carry out an independent investigation and to take whatever measures are necessary to protect journalists in Yemen.”A supporter of the Houthi rebels, Al-Khaiwani was a visceral critic of the former Yemeni regime. Arrested in late 2004, he was convicted of insulting former President Ali Abdullah Saleh before receiving a presidential pardon. Arrested again in June 2007, he was accused of links with the Shiite rebels in the north of the country and was placed in pre-trial detention on a charge of “disseminating and publishing information liable to undermine army moral.”Released on health grounds after a month, he continued to work with independent and opposition media outlets. After writing an article about prison conditions, he was briefly abducted and beaten in August 2007 by gunmen widely suspected of being members of the state security services.Al-Khaiwani is the second journalist to be murdered in Yemen since the start of 2015. Khaled Al-Washaly, a reporter for the Houthi TV station Al-Masira in Dhamar province, was killed on 4 January 2015.Yemen is ranked 168th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Photo : © Oslo Freedom Forum) YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months RSF_en News March 18, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading journalist murdered in Sanaa to go further News News Follow the news on Yemen February 11, 2021 Find out more News United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Long-Time Altadena Residents Donate $1 Million to Expand 3D Printing, Research

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In 1996, his business became part of Johnson & Johnson, and today it continues to operate as Biosense Webster with thousands of employees worldwide. Building on the company’s success, he and his wife, who lived in Altadena their entire marriage, established the Helen and Will Webster Foundation to support educational and health care causes.“Rich Webster and his family continue their father’s legacy of investing in innovation that changes lives,” said Patrick Frias, MD, president and CEO of Rady Children’s. “This gift will help to accelerate the development of breakthrough 3D medical solutions and life-changing inventions—the impact of this investment to future generations of children can’t be overstated.”Previously, the Webster Foundation invested $100,000 at Rady Children’s to support the 3D heart modeling program and Dickinson Family Image-Guided Intervention Center. Nearly one in every 100 babies born has a congenital heart defect; approximately 25 percent of those babies require surgery or other procedures before their first birthdays. 3D modeling and 3D printing allows physicians to more effectively plan and evaluate complex surgeries; to broaden patient-family education; and to deepen instruction for faculty, residents and students.“Rady Children’s has established itself as an institution committed to forward-looking innovations to the greatest benefit of their patients—the nearly 250,000 children it cares for each year,” said Rich Webster, co-president of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation. “The trailblazing, interdisciplinary work taking place in its 3D lab is exactly what my father dedicated his life to inspiring. My family and I are pleased to continue this tradition in his and my mother’s names.”In recognition of the family’s investment, the 3D research lab has been renamed the Helen and Will Webster Foundation 3D Innovations Lab. Most recently, the lab’s biomedical engineers developed 3D-printed nasal swabs to enable expanded COVID-19 testing, reusable face shields for medical professionals at Rady Children’s that can be disinfected, and splitters for ventilators to maximize usage capacity for patients.“The investment from the Webster family will change, dramatically, how we plan surgical interventions for some of the sickest children in our care,” said lab director Justin Ryan, PhD. “As a medical community, we are rapidly expanding the use of 3D and emerging additive manufacturing technologies such as virtual reality, mixed reality and augmented reality to improve how we care for patients. Our lab serves the community by leveraging these incredible technological developments to do something so fundamental, yet revolutionary—enable a doctor or surgeon to see and interact with anatomy prior to ever stepping foot in an operating room. It’s an exciting frontier in pediatric care that is limited only by our imaginations.“Pioneers like Will Webster helped launch a new era in medical device engineering. We are honored that Rady Children’s lab is now connected to the Webster name and will carry on his spirit of creation.”About Rady Children’s Hospital-San DiegoRady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 505-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only health system in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. 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Balliol JCR gives living wage to staff

first_imgBalliol JCR has become the first common room to sign up to pay a Living Wage to its staff.The Junior Common Room has agreed to increase its core levy charge on members by £1.33 to pay a living wage to five of its staff. The motion presented in the last JCR meeting argued, “If members of the JCR support the payment of a Living Wage to JCR staff in principle, they should be prepared to support it in practice with a direct increase to the JCR core levy”. Hannah O’Rourke, a Balliol student, campaigned in favour of the motion. “Living wage is a very important issue especially in times of recession. A job should keep you out of poverty, not keep you in it”, she said.She added that the move was “a useful way to apply pressure on colleges and the university. If we, as student employers, can pay a living wage, then surely they can to.”JCR President Iain Large praised the principle that has been turned into practice. “The JCR has shown its support for the Living Wage Campaign for many years in principle. It is good to see that it supports it in practice too, by agreeing to fund a living wage for the staff it employs.”Felix Flicker, the campaigner and a student at St Catherine’s college commented on the motion. “This is a vital step towards achieving a Living Wage in both Balliol College and the University as a whole. It is a further demonstration that student support for the campaign is very strong. Students aren’t content to be provising poverty pay salaries: nor should Balliol College be.”The Living Wage Campaign argues that the £5.15 minimum wage is not enough for Oxford residents to live on. It suggests that all workers in the city should be payed at least £7 per hour to reflect the city’s housing, transport, and groceries costs.Next week The Living Wage campaign is to hold a ceremony honouring institutions that pay the sufficient amounts to their staff. President of Oxford UnionCorey Dixon, OUSU President-Elect Stefan Baskerville and the Oxford Mayor will all receive a certificate of recognition.Corey Dixon said the Union “was already a living wage employer and the event was conducted to publicly show our support”.Oxford Council last week guaranteed all employees a minimum living wage, while OUSU has supported the campaign since its inception in 2006.last_img read more

2nd Annual Seaspray Regatta a Big Success; Buck, Weithenauer Take Championship

first_imgUnder sweltering conditions mitigated somewhat by a constant breeze, the 2nd annual Sea Spray Catamaran Regatta took place Saturday, August 14.The event consisted of four races with a point system used to crown the overall winner.Each boat had a two-person crew. The first and third races were sprints, the second and fourth were traditional triangle courses with of the triangle upwind.In all, 10 boats competed in the event.When the racing was completed, Captain Bruce Buck and crew Joanne Weithenauer took the overall title.Second place went to Jim Brown and son, and P.J. Chew and Kevin Matthews took third.last_img read more