Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cement Company Of Northern Nigeria Plc (CCNN.ng) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileCement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells cement in Nigeria under the brand name Sokoto Cement. The company produces CEM II type cement which is used by the home building and construction sectors in Nigeria for making cement blocks as well as for plastering and concrete works. CEM II type cement is renowned for its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration which is ideal for major construction works. The cement brand name is taken from the founder of the company, the Premier of the then Northern Region, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto. It was incorporated in 1962 and started producing cement in 1967 to meet the demand for cement needed for the expansion of Kalambaina Plant. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc was privatised and a member of Heidelberg Cement Group, Scancem International ANS of Norway, was elected core investor and technical partner in 2000. A Nigerian-based firm, Damnaz Cement Company Limited, became the new core investor in 2008 when Heidelberg divested its stake in the business. BUA International Limited acquired Damnaz Cement Company and became the majority shareholder in Cement Company of Nigeria plc and its technical partner. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: Who Is Playing Who?Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: Who Is Playing Who?
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Quarter-FinalsSat 19 Oct QF1 England 40-16 Australia (Oita) Match ReportSat 19 Oct QF2 New Zealand 46-14 Ireland (Tokyo) Match ReportSun 20 Oct QF3 Wales 20-19 France (Oita), 8.15am Match ReportSun 20 Oct QF4 Japan 3-26 South Africa (Tokyo) Match ReportRugby World Cup Semi-FinalsSat 26 Oct SF1 England v New Zealand (Yokohama) 9amSun 27 Oct SF2 Wales v South Africa (Yokohama) 9amFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage to keep track of events in Japan. Make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Old Rivalry: England v Australia looks to be a likely quarter-final (Getty Images) Rugby World Cup Knockout Stages: Who Is Playing Who?The 2019 Rugby World Cup knockout stages are now in full swing. Here we break down how the final pool tables were determined and look at who is playing who in the knockout stages…Pool AThis pool was very much up in the air until the final match of the group stages between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama.Ireland secured a bonus-point win over Samoa in Fukuoka on Saturday to guarantee their place in the last eight. This moved them onto 16 points, so they couldn’t be overtaken by Scotland even if the Scots had beaten Japan with a bonus point.Japan needed to pick up at least two points against Scotland to ensure top spot in the pool. Instead, they picked up the maximum of five with a 28-21 bonus-point win that ended the Scots’ participation in the World Cup.History makers: Kenki Fukuoka scored two tries to help secure Japan’s quarter-final place (Getty Images)Related: How the final World Cup pool standings are determinedPool BWith Saturday’s New Zealand v Italy match cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis, the result was classified as a 0-0 draw and both teams were awarded two points. Therefore the All Blacks are pool winners on 16 points and South Africa the runners-up on 15.A bonus-point win over the All Blacks would have seen Italy reach the quarter-finals (providing New Zealand picked up only one losing bonus point in defeat), but the cancellation of the match denied them that chance. They have, however, secured their place at France 2023 by finishing third in the pool.Homeward bound: Italy players train to face New Zealand but that game has been called off (Getty Images)The match between Namibia and Canada was cancelled on Sunday morning on safety grounds, but neither team could have usurped Italy in third had the game gone ahead. Both teams were awarded two points for a 0-0 draw and Namibia finished fourth in the pool standings thanks to a better points difference than Canada.Pool CBoth England and France had qualified for the quarter-finals before the cancellation of their match in Yokohama, which would have determined who topped the pool. With that now classed as a 0-0 draw, England advanced as pool winners with 17 points and France as pool runners-up with 15.Moving on: France leave their hotel after their game against England was cancelled (Getty Images)In the remaining game in Pool C, Tonga beat USA 31-19 in Osaka on Sunday to secure fourth spot in the pool standings ahead of the Eagles.Argentina confirmed third place in the pool and thus secured qualification for the 2023 World Cup.Pool DAustralia and Wales are both through to the quarter-finals.Right note: Wales secured top spot in Pool D (Getty Images)Wales needed to secure a minimum of two points from their match against Uruguay in Kumamoto on Sunday to win Pool D. They got the maximum of five with a bonus-point win, albeit an unconvincing one, to top the pool while Australia go through as runners-up. So who will be playing who in the last eight? Here’s a breakdown of the quarter-finals, with UK & Ireland kick-off times, as things stand… Who has made the quarter-finals? Find out how the final pool games played out and who will face who in the last eight
Russian authorities urged to drop charges against Crimean journalistRussian authorities urged to drop charges against Crimean journalist
Follow the news on Europe – Central Asia February 28, 2017 – Updated on September 25, 2017 Russian authorities urged to drop charges against Crimean journalist RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 8, 2021 Find out more Related documents cp_-_nikolai_semena_rus.pdfPDF – 69.46 KB Alina Smutko – RFE/RL Update: Convicted on 22 September of “publicly calling for the Russian Federation’s territorial integrity to be violated,” Nikolai Semena was given a suspended sentence of two and a half years in prison and was placed under a three-year ban on working as a journalist. RSF condemns this politically-motivated sentence, which violates the Russian constitution’s guarantee of freedom of expression in a Crimea purged of its last critical journalists. Semena’s lawyer said he would appeal.Читать по-русски в PDF и ниже / Read in Russian28.02.17: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of charges against Nikolai Semena, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Crimean service, who is due to go on trial today in Crimea’s regional capital, Simferopol.Semena is facing a possible five-year jail sentence on a charge of “publicly calling for the Russian Federation’s territorial integrity to be violated.” A preliminary hearing was held behind closed doors on 17 February.He is being prosecuted over a September 2015 report criticizing Crimea’s annexation by Russia and supporting the blockade of the peninsula being organized at that time by Ukrainian activists.Semena was searched and briefly detained by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in April 2016 and has been banned from leaving the region since then, which prevented him from travelling to Kiev for a heart operation.His name has been on a Russian federal agency “list of terrorists and extremists” since July 2016 although he had not been brought to trial until now.“After eliminating pluralism in Crimea, the Russian authorities are now targeting its last survivors,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “Nikolai Semena is being tried for using his right to free speech. We call on the authorities to abandon this prosecution at once and to let him work freely. The international community must not forget Crimea and allow its population to disappear into this new information black hole.”Crimea’s annexation by Russia in March 2014 was accompanied by a radical purge of the media. The leading media outlets and journalists opposed to annexation were either reduced to silence or found a refuge in Kiev. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index.КРЫМ: РБГ требует отмены обвинений против Николая Семены”Репортеры без границ” (РБГ) призывают к немедленному прекращению преследований в отношении журналиста Николая Семены, чей судебный процесс начался 28 февраля 2017 года в Крыму.Суд столицы Крыма Симферополя 28 февраля 2017 года приступил к слушаниям в отношении местного корреспондента крымской службы “Радио Свободная Европа/Радио Свобода” (RFE/RL) журналиста Николая Семены.Он обвиняется в “публичных призывах к нарушению территориальной целостности Российской Федерации”. Ему грозит до пяти лет лишения свободы. Предварительное слушание состоялось в закрытом режиме 17 февраля.Обвинение Николая Семены основывается его публикации в сентябре 2015 года в которой содержится осуждение аннексии Крыма Россией и поддерживается идея блокады полуострова, позже организованной украинскими активистами. Журналист был ненадолго арестован в апреле 2016 года, а в его доме спецслужбы (ФСБ) провели обыск. После этого ему был запрещен выезд из региона, что помешало ему поехать в Киев, чтобы пройти там операцию на сердце. Несмотря на то, что суд до сих пор не состоялся, его фамилия с июля 2016 годa фигурирует в “списке террористов и экстремистов” опубликованной российской Федеральной службой по финансовому мониторингу.”После ликвидации плюрализма в Крыму российские власти берутся за его последних представителей, – отмечает глава отдела Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии “Репортёров без границ” Иоханн Бир, – высказывания, в которых обвиняетсяНиколай Семена, являются проявлением свободы слова. Мы призываем власти немедленно отказаться от выдвинутых против него обвинений и позволить ему свободно делать его работу. Международное сообщество не должно забывать Крым и не позволить, чтобы его население оказалось в новой информационной черной дыре”.Присоединение Крыма к России в марте 2014 года, сопровождалось радикальной чисткой медиаландшафта. Основные издания и журналистов, отрицательно относящихся к аннексии, либо заставили замолчать, либо они были вынуждены искать убежище в Киеве. Россия занимают 148 место из 180во всемирном рейтинге свободы прессы за 2016 год, опубликованным РБГ. Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RussiaUkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe to go further RSF_en Receive email alerts “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Respect judicial independence in cases of two leading journalists in Serbia and Montenegro, RSF says RussiaUkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News News
Limerick vets under threat from animal abuse gangsLimerick vets under threat from animal abuse gangs
Print WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleLimerick heroin users milk city shops dry of yogurtNext articleTeenager jailed for beating horse to death Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch TAGSLimerick Animal WelfareLimerick city councilMusic Limerick Email Linkedin The Shetland pony that was kicked to deathA HORSE was left dying for over three hours beside a busy Limerick city roundabout after a vet was warned that he’d get a bullet in the head if he tried to help the suffering animal.The incident at the Groody roundabout in Castletroy was one of a series of reports of veterinary officers being threatened by gangs of aggressive young men when they’re called out to attend injured or neglected animals around the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meanwhile, a shetland pony was kicked to death by a gang of youths aged between 12 and 14 years of age on the Hyde Road at the weekend. Another pony suffered serious injuries during the incident and Gardai are now investigating the matter.Speaking at a city council meeting on the control of horses this Monday, Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) spokeswoman Marion Fitzgibbon said that call-outs to deal with abandoned animals had now become a “frightening” experience for veterinary officers.Referring to the incident at the Groody roundabout, Ms Fitzgibbon said the horse was left for three and a half hours dying on the roadside because the vet was abused and threatened.“These fellas were very aggressive and used abusive language. It was very sad. They told the vet that they would put a bullet in his head. This is the new horror we are facing.“It’s very frightening that professional people are being threatened like this. The Gardaí are always great to help us, and they want to help us, but their resources are stretched. These young people are full of drugs and other substances,” she claimed.The animal welfare spokeswoman told council members that LAW’s expenditure for 2013 was €500,000. That figure was likely to reach €600,000 this year, she said. Last month alone, the group’s expenditure on neglected animals was €68,000.“We have wonderful young volunteers but its very hard for them not to lose heart and to stay cheerful when they see these poor animals in great distress. It’s a disgrace the way horses are being treated.“People wouldn’t be so quick to abuse animals if there was a stronger deterrent. An unbelievable number of horses are being destroyed. We are coming across animals in an appalling condition,” Ms Fitzgibbon commented.She also recommended that sulky racing in Limerick should be banned.“These young fellas belting horses on their sulkies should be ashamed. We’ve seen animals who’ve suffered broken bones and terrible lacerations from this activity,” she said. Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ NewsLocal NewsLimerick vets under threat from animal abuse gangsBy Alan Jacques – April 10, 2014 2430 Struggling against the tide of animal abuse
AI Chip Market Juggernaut Continues According to New Linley Group ReportAI Chip Market Juggernaut Continues According to New Linley Group Report
Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 16, 2021– Demand for deep-learning accelerator (DLA) chips, also known as artificial intelligence (AI) processors, continues to be strong in spite of the pandemic. Deep-learning applications are being deployed throughout industry and can be found in everything from data centers to self-driving cars to edge devices, and embedded (IoT) systems. New entrants continue to emerge challenging large chip vendor incumbents in a market that has now topped $7 billion, growing 58% over 2019. A new report from The Linley Group, “ A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning,” provides clear guidance on this dynamic market with concise analysis of deep-learning accelerators for artificial intelligence, neural networks, and vision processing for inference and training. AI acceleration has proliferated in a wide variety of deep-learning applications. Large cloud-service providers use deep learning to power web services such as language translation and refining search results. In client devices it can be found in smart speakers, high-end smartphones, voice assistants, smart doorbells, and smart cameras. The technology is also critical to the development of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. As AI acceleration proliferates and demand increases, it finds its way into lower-cost products. In fact, edge devices have emerged as the highest-volume application for AI-enhanced processors. “This rapidly growing market has attracted many new companies eager to develop AI chips, in particular for the embedded market,” said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst with The Linley Group. “Because of the rapid evolution in this field, comparing capabilities across the broad landscape of AI chips is extremely complicated. We’ve carefully researched and analyzed the various architectures and products to determine which are best suited for each application and who we think will emerge as the winners in each area.” The comprehensive report covers more than 60 different vendors of AI chips. It provides detailed technical analysis of deep-learning accelerator chips from AMD, Cambricon, Cerebras, Graphcore, Groq, Intel (including former Altera, Habana, Mobileye, and Movidius), Mythic, Nvidia (including Tegra and Tesla), NXP, and Xilinx. Other chapters cover Google’s TPU family of ASICs and Tesla’s autonomous-driving ASIC. It also includes shorter profiles of numerous other vendors developing AI chips of all sorts, including Amazon, Brainchip, Gyrfalcon, Hailo, Huawei, Lattice, Qualcomm, Synaptics, and Texas Instruments. The report includes head-to-head technical comparisons in each product category, as well as extensive technical and market overviews to help those coming up to speed on this complex technology. Those seeking a quantitative look at the market for deep-learning accelerators will find market size and forecasts in three market segments: data center, automotive, and embedded. Availability “ A Guide to Processors for Deep Learning ” is available now directly from The Linley Group. For further details, including pricing, visit the web site at https://www.linleygroup.com/dla4. About The Linley Group The Linley Group is the industry’s leading source for independent technology analysis of semiconductors for a broad range of applications including AI, networking, communications, data center, and embedded. The company provides strategic consulting services, in-depth analytical reports, and conferences focused on advanced technologies for chip and system design. The Linley Group is the publisher of the noted Microprocessor Report, a weekly publication. For insights on recent industry news, subscribe to the company’s free email newsletter: Linley Newsletter. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005040/en/ CONTACT: Company Contact: Bob Wheeler The Linley Group 707-774-6510 [email protected] www.linleygroup.com KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING SECURITY MANUFACTURING AUTOMOTIVE OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE FINANCE NETWORKS INTERNET BANKING HARDWARE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: The Linley Group Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/16/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/16/2021 09:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210216005040/en Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook TAGS AI Chip Market Juggernaut Continues According to New Linley Group Report Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest
Fourth-graders collect ‘scraps’ of Alabama historyFourth-graders collect ‘scraps’ of Alabama history
Benjamin Eads, of Freedom, Ind., is pictured in this mugshot. Credit: Indiana State Police(CHARLESTOWN, Ind.) — A police officer in southeastern Indiana was killed in a high-speed chase Wednesday night, authorities said.The pursuit began in Clark County when Sgt. Benton Bertram of the Charlestown Police Department attempted to pull over a teal colored 1998 Toyota Corolla for a traffic violation on Indiana State Road 3. The driver sped off and fled into neighboring Scott County.As Bertram chased the car and approached the intersection with Indiana State Road 56 east of Scottsburg, the officer lost control of his vehicle, driving off the roadway and hitting a tree in the front yard of a nearby residence. Bertram, 35, died at the scene of the crash, according to a press release from the Indiana State Police.He was a nine-year veteran of the Charlestown Police Department.“Charlestown suffered a great loss last evening of one its police officers in the line duty,” Charlestown Mayor Bob Hall said in a statement on Facebook early Thursday morning. “We have a small close knit department and it is like losing one of our family.”Authorities later located the driver of the car that Bertram was pursuing, identified as 35-year-old Benjamin Eads of Freedom, Indiana. He was arrested on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement and auto theft. He was being held at the Scott County Jail, police said.Indiana State Road 56 remained closed until 4:30 a.m. local time Thursday as investigators remained on scene, trying to reconstruct the crash.“At this time, the crash and pursuit are still under investigation,” Sgt. Carey Huls of the Indiana State Police said in a press release Thursday.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article HR finds itself back under the soptlightOn 23 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Anyone working in Civil Service HR will be feeling trapped and in a no-winsituation following Gordon Brown’s decision last week to axe more than 40,000public sector jobs. As we predicted last month, HR is not only in the frontline of the jobs togo but will be responsible for making the people changes necessary to deliver£20bn in efficiency savings in the next four years. The chancellor and his government have no direct experience of cutting outwaste on this scale but HR certainly does, so the wretched task is in the handsof the right people. This political card has been well played by Brown. He’s made promises aboutpublic sector spending that the Conservatives would struggle to reverse andhe’s pinched their clothes as the champion of the taxpayer. Inevitably, the unions see the cuts as more to do with pre-election feverthan the Government acting as a responsible employer. And they have a point –where was the consultation with the workforce before the announcement was made?While it’s early days, it looks as if technology will replace manyback-office posts. Civil Service HR is likely to be automated and centralisedwith more sharing of resources. There has been huge expansion of the public sector payroll in the last fewyears, so the numbers do look ridiculous. But while it may be easy to get ridof bureaucrats who push paper around, it is more difficult to wipe out wholeteams involved in dragging central government into the 21st century. Many senior HR managers have been at the heart of the strategy fororganisational change and it would be a tragedy if some of this talent andeffort were lost in the culling. Some of the major cultural shifts thatWhitehall has already pulled off in a bid to improve public services would nothave been possible without highly effective HR working behind the scenes. This is a major test of the Government’s resolve and there are many whodoubt whether it is achievable. Once again, it’s a goal which puts HR firmly inthe hot seat, and it will be a fascinating story to follow. By Jane King, editor
Stamp Duty deadline will help 160,000 transactions get over the lineStamp Duty deadline will help 160,000 transactions get over the line
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s rumoured six-week extension to the Stamp Duty holiday deadline would help up to 160,000 sales transaction get over the line, it has been estimated, but cost HM Treasury £1 billion in lost duty.Rightmove says this is a conservative estimate based on previous HMRC transaction volumes.But more important politically for Sunak, a six-week extension would mean anyone who made as successful offer on a property before the end of last year would now likely to complete in time.There are an estimated 412,000 sales still currently in the legal process that were agreed last year across Great Britain.The portal also reckons that if Sunak sticks to his tax guns and these transactions reach the cliff-face on 31st March, then hundreds of thousands of buyers will lose out, no doubt making their disappointment known in the press and social media.Rightmove’s property expert Tim Bannister (pictured), says: “We know the Stamp Duty holiday was intended as a temporary stimulus for the market.“But the delays we’ve seen in the home-moving process have been through no fault of the buyers and sellers who agreed a sale last year and who are now desperately trying to get their deals over the line,”.Tim Balcon (pictured), CEO of Propertymark, says his organisation has been lobbying government intensely on the issue and that agents’ desire to see an extension ‘is being heard’.“If you boil this down a bit then it’s all about our members trying to get their customers into their new homes, and that’s where people are feeling the strain.” tim balcon Chancellor Rishi Sunak Tim Bannister. Rightmove stamp duty February 17, 2021Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Stamp Duty deadline will help 160,000 transactions get over the line previous nextHousing MarketStamp Duty deadline will help 160,000 transactions get over the lineRightmove says it has crunched the numbers, which show the size of the problem facing the Chancellor and the industry.Nigel Lewis17th February 202102,062 Views