Hitachi mulls hard-drive IPO

first_img Share KCS-content Tags: NULL Tuesday 31 August 2010 9:01 pm Hitachi mulls hard-drive IPO Bankers are in discussions with Hitachi about an IPO of the world’s third-largest hard-drive maker, several sources said. The stock float would be in the United States and could happen by year’s end, the sources said.Goldman Sachs has unofficially been named one of the underwriters on the IPO, the sources said.Although an IPO is the most likely scenario, Japan-based Hitachi is also considering a sale of all or part of the hard-drive unit, several sources said.Hitachi said yesterday it has not made any decisions but continues to explore possibilities. whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Show Comments ▼ HITACHI is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of its hard-drive unit and could name underwriters in early September, several people familiar with the situation said. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldlast_img read more

University Press ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgUniversity Press ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about University Press ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Berger Paints Plc ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Anapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Anapanasati House / Aarcano ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveAnapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura Year:  Projects CopyHouses•Tamarindo, Costa Rica Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Aarcano Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2012 Costa Rica Anapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura Photographs:  Andrés GracíaText description provided by the architects. This is a house located in the middle of the dry forest of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a place that used to be a cattle ranch. The work began with the reforestation of the property and selecting the right location of the house: The topography, wind, views and orientation were considered very carefully in that matter.Save this picture!© Andrés GracíaDue to the absence of natural shadow and the lengthy dry season, we conceptualized the space as a folding surface that is separated from the ground, creating a more confortable living space under its protection.Save this picture!© Andrés GracíaThe house consists in a core of double height that contains the central living area. From here, it’s possible to have views to the surroundings 360°, and also this space connects the rest of the program: three bedrooms, a entertainment room, dinning and kitchen, and two terraces. Save this picture!© Andrés GracíaWe have design a tropical space in its essence: necessity of shadow, natural ventilation, low-tech construction, integration with the natural context, open and outdoor spaces… just to mention some strategies. What differences this house is the spatial configuration: how to be local but not conventional! The space flows through every part of the house, adding particular complexities in each room, and creating the sense of place.Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDETAIL Green, May 2012ArticlesPrimary and Secondary School Proposal / RaichdelRioArticles Share Save this picture!© Andrés Gracía+ 21 Share CopyAbout this officeAarcano ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTamarindoCosta RicaPublished on July 18, 2012Cite: “Anapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura” 18 Jul 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Anapanasati House / Aarcano Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWWritten by Karissa RosenfieldAugust 17, 2013 Share UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ArchDaily UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon ChinaSave this articleSaveUOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architecture News CopyTeam UOW from the University of Wollongong in Australia has been awarded first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry – the Illawarra Flame House – was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWThe Illawarra Flame demonstrates how a ‘fibro’ house, a common and extremely energy-inefficient Australian icon, can be modified and retrofitted to be an ultra-sustainable home for the future. Modifications to the layout included the conversion of a third bedroom to an open plan living and dining area, as well as the inclusion of clerestory windows to increase natural lighting and ventilation. Using Living Building Challenge standards, sustainable features included a 9.4 kW photovoltaic array, greywater treatment and rainwater capture systems, garden, skylights, and ample ventilation. All materials where low in VOC content and came primarily from recycled sources. Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWThe Solar Decathlon China was the first decathlon to be hosted in Asia. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Administration China, the competition challenged university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish.Team UOW acquired 957.6 out of a possible 1,000 points. The Second place prize went to the E-Concave house of Team SCUT (South China University of Technology) at 951.8 points, while the Halo house of Team Sweden (Chalmers University of Technology) won third with 948.3 points.Teams were judged on the following 10 categories: Architecture, Market appeal, Engineering, Communications, Solar application, Thermal comfort, Hot water, Appliances, Home entertainment, and Energy balance.More information on the winning design can be found here. Image gallerySee allShow lessBoulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?Architecture NewsBlue Hills House / la SHED architectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSolar Decathlon ChinaUniversity of WollongongSolar DecathlonAustraliaSustainabilityRenovationCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ” 17 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

USDA Approves Indiana State Hemp Plan

first_img Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Oct 22, 2020 USDA Approves Indiana State Hemp Plan Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Approves Indiana State Hemp Plan The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the Indiana State Hemp Plan for commercially growing and processing hemp. In Indiana, hemp processing and production are regulated through the Office of the Indiana State Chemist (OISC).The approved hemp plan takes OISC’s pilot hemp program and transitions it to a commercial hemp production program. Previously, hemp growers needed a research proposal and to be associated with a university researcher to apply for a license. Under this newly approved plan, farmers will not need a research component to be licensed.For the 2021 growing season, applications will open in November 2020. Applications will be available online utilizing the OISC’s new licensing application software.“This plan approval is a huge accomplishment for both farmers and our team,” said Don Robison, seed administrator for the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. “We are looking forward to growing this program and offering more efficient licensing for Hoosier farmers and processing companies.”Indiana is one of 29 states with approved hemp plans, 12 states are currently negotiating with USDA on their plans and nine states are continuing with the USDA hemp production rules.The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is responsible for helping promote hemp growers and processors in Indiana and ISDA Director Bruce Kettler co-chairs the Hemp Advisory Committee.“We are very appreciative of USDA for acting on our request and approving our Indiana State Hemp Plan,” Kettler said. “The approval of the plan will allow the Office of the Indiana State Chemist regulatory authority and clearly define the rules and regulations around hemp production and processing in Indiana.”Kettler and Robert Waltz, former Indiana state chemist and seed commissioner, were the co-signers of the submitted plan in December 2019. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Microbiomes and Why They MatterNext articleRegistration Open Now for Indiana Farm Bureau Virtual Convention Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more

North West MEP wants more Indpendents in Seanad

first_img By News Highland – March 5, 2011 Newsx Adverts Previous articleCity of Derry Airport records major increase in passengersNext articleAny remaining election posters are now illegal News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The importance of having independent voices in the Seanad will be highlighted later.A group of Independent politicians are coming together to discuss the chances of getting independent candidates elected to the Seanad.It follows the success of such candidates in the recent General Election.Organiser is Northwest MEP Marian Harkin:[podcast][/podcast] Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+center_img North West MEP wants more Indpendents in Seanad WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

Varadker extends PSO for Donegal – Dublin air lnk

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – June 19, 2014 Transport Minister Leo Varadker has extended the Public Service Order governing flights from Dublin to Donegal until next February to allow the service continue during the tendering period for the new contract.The current contract expires in November, but the three month extension will allow the recepit and assessment of applications.Welcoming the extension, Deputy Joe Mc Hugh said he’s confident the service will continue into next year and beyond, and copperfasten the future of Donegal Airport………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleJennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are officially divorcedNext articleKim Kardashian video game launching next week News Highland WhatsApp Varadker extends PSO for Donegal – Dublin air lnk Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

‘The Smithsonian shaped almost everything about me’: Lonnie Bunch III on his historic new role

first_imgEarl Gibson III/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Lonnie Bunch III’s passion for history began in Bellevue, N.J., when his sharecropper-turned-dentist grandfather would read stories to him of African American school children from the 1800s with photo captions that read “unidentified.”He said his grandfather once turned to him and said, “‘Isn’t it a shame that they could live their lives, die, and all the caption said was, ‘unidentified?’ And that just really hit me.”America’s narrative is captured in thousands of sepia-toned and black-and-white images, artifacts, stories and songs. And the people behind that creation matter — remembered in small print captions that illustrate moments in history.But for marginalized communities, the names simply aren’t always there, an erasure of memory and of history.This simple fact struck Bunch as he began to take notice within his own town and elementary school that some people would treat him differently based on the color of his skin, and he wanted to understand why.“I saw that if I understood the history first of this town and then of America I might understand a little better about issues of race,” Bunch said.Bunch, the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, has spent over 35 years in the museum world telling stories that he said helps people “wrestle with the unvarnished truth.” His groundbreaking approach to storytelling will expand as he becomes the first African American secretary of the Smithsonian, overseeing 19 museums, 21 libraries, a budget of $1.5 billion, a staff of 6,800 and a collection of over 150 million objects.“I think it’s important for us to recognize that from history we’re going to help America understand its diversity and understand itself better by looking at the array of people who’ve made up this country,” Bunch said.While Bunch has been a history fanatic since around the age of 5, he said that ending up working at the Smithsonian in 1978 was somewhat of a “mistake.”He was near the end of graduate school and was talking to a fellow classmate about how he, like many graduating students, needed a job. He said his classmate recommended that Bunch go talk to her husband who worked at the Smithsonian.“And I remember thinking, ‘Who works at the Smithsonian? That’s where you take dates because it’s free,’” Bunch said, through laughter. And that’s how his career began.He started at the National Air and Space Museum as a historian, and it is here where he said he fell in love with museums as a place of education, communication and where different generations and groups of people can come together.“In some ways, a good museum is like a backyard barbecue,” Bunch said. “Somebody will say something, and then somebody goes in a different direction and then ultimately the conversation goes on to a place nobody anticipated.”He then went on to hold a number of positions at the National Museum of American History, including the role of associate director for curatorial affairs.Bunch is most known for is his role in directing the creation of the National Museum of African American History and Culture — an effort that began in 2005.The road to opening the museum was not an easy one, according to Bunch. The title of his upcoming book, A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama and Trump, says it all.One of the first challenges he faced was building a collection, as he is a believer that if you “didn’t have the stuff of history you’d fail.”He said the idea for how to curate that collection came to him one day after falling asleep in his chair and waking up to an episode of Antiques Roadshow on PBS.“I’d never heard of it and I thought, ‘What a great idea,’” Bunch said. “So we stole the idea of Antiques Roadshow and we went around the country and asked people to bring out their stuff.”By the time Bunch and his team were done traveling across the country, he said they came back to Washington with more than 40,000 objects, of which 70 percent came out of the basements, trucks and attics of peoples homes.Another hurdle Bunch and his team had to overcome was securing the financing for the museum.Kinshasha Holman Conwill, deputy director for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, worked alongside Bunch during the decade-long process of creating the museum and said it was his incredible storytelling ability to “make objects come alive” that played such a pivotal role in his fundraising efforts.“One of the things that struck me early was that part of his charisma and power as a fundraiser and as a leader was his ability to take a story and to weave it into a way that would help people see how they fit in,” Conwill said.During the 11 years prior to its opening, he was able to secure critical federal funding of $270 million and private donations of $317 million to ensure its future, according to the Smithsonian.The historical and symbolic importance of his appointment as the first African American secretary is not lost upon Bunch. He said he’s spent his career trying “to help America by using history to confront its tortured racial past” and believes that “maybe by looking honestly at the past we might be able to find some reconciliation and hope.”“In essence, it should, as I’ve tried to do my whole career, open other doors,” Bunch said. “Encourage other people, challenge places to recognize that they are better when they let a diversity of people help shape an institution.”Working at the Smithsonian has provided more than just a career for Bunch. It is also the place where he found love.Bunch met his wife, Maria Marable-Bunch, during his time as a young educator and historian at the National Air and Space Museum and while she was finishing her master’s degree in museum education. They now have two daughters who, he said, grew up as “Smithsonian kids.”“We’ve had this amazing partnership where I always say she’s the person that really understands museums, and I’m just a historian hanging out,” Bunch said. “So, ultimately, I would say that the Smithsonian shaped almost everything about me, my career, my family.”Marable-Bunch is currently the associate director of museum learning and programs at the National Museum of the American Indian.Bunch will start his new role as secretary of the Smithsonian on Monday and while he said that he is overwhelmingly excited and humbled to enter in his new role, he knows that he is set to face a number of political and financial challenges.One of those challenges is the Smithsonian’s long history with the Sackler family.Currently, the Smithsonian is home to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery which features Asian art from ancient times to present. Earlier this year, a federal lawsuit was filed by 600 cities, counties and Native American tribes against eight of Sackler’s relatives, including the descendants of his younger brothers, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler. Those two brothers founded the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, which produced the now-infamous painkiller drug, OxyContin. Neither Arthur Sackler nor any of his descendants are named in the federal lawsuit.In a statement to ABC News, Purdue Pharma said: “The company is committed to working with all parties toward a resolution that helps bring needed solutions to communities and states to address this public health crisis. We continue to work collaboratively within the MDL process outlined by Judge Polster.”The museum has received blow-back and even protests for their relationship with the Sacklers. Some have called for the Smithsonian to take the family name off of their museum and to return all donations from the family.“The criticism the Smithsonian is receiving is not fair,” said Jan Wooten, a spokeswoman for the family of Arthur Sackler. She said that Sackler, a psychiatrist and a pioneer of pharmaceutical marketing including Valium, had no direct involvement with OxyContin or Purdue Pharma.Arthur Sackler donated 1,000 works and $4 million to the Smithsonian years before OxyContin was launched, Wooten added. The museum has received roughly $7.5 million from various Sackler family members since the museum opened.Bunch said the Smithsonian looks at these issues “case by case … so that’s something I’ll look at as we move forward,” Bunch said.The Smithsonian has also struggled to keep with technological advances, an issue that Bunch said will be a focus during his tenure as the 14th secretary of the museum.“We want to be able to really use technology to find the right tension between tradition and innovation,” Bunch said. “We want to make sure that there is a kind of virtual Smithsonian that would allow people who would never get to Washington to access it.”While the road might be bumpy ahead during this transition for Bunch, he said that he is most excited to bring his deep love for the museum into his leadership of the world’s largest museum complex.“I can bring that sense of love, maybe sometimes tough love, to help the institution continue to be what it should be,” Bunch said. “As an educational institution, the Smithsonian is part of the glue that holds the country together.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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IT more vital than the phone, teenagers say

first_imgIT more vital than the phone, teenagers sayOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Thenext generation of employees are computer-literate but lack good interpersonalskills.TheFuture Generation Internet Survey, published by business advisors KPMG, revealsthat 17- and 18-year-olds think that computers are more important thantelephones when starting their careers. DerekMcAllen, director of KPMG’s e-business centre of excellence, claims that recenttechnological communication advances mean that while young people arecomputer-literate they lack the more traditional face-to-face skills.“Theincreasing use of e-mail and the popularity of text messaging between mobilephones by young people means that while they are more computer-friendly thanprevious generations their interpersonal skills are not fully developed,”explained McAllen.“Thechallenge for HR professions is twofold – an Internet strategy to attract thebest and a corporate strategy to retain the best. To do this they will have toinvest significantly in communication training courses.” Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more