Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2014 Abridged Report

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first_imgShumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw)  2014 abridged results.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.last_img read more

Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) HY2019 Interim Report

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first_imgWilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wilderness Holdings Limited (WILD.bw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilderness Holding Limited is a world-renowned holding company for the ecotourism brands of Wilderness Safaris and Wilderness Collection. The company is dedicated to promoting and managing responsible and sustainable wildlife tourism in southern Africa and is regarded as Africa’s premier ecotourism company. The Group operate 45 safari camps and lodges and 10 scheduled overland safaris in Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe; with a combined capacity to host 35 000 guests per year. Wilderness Safaris boasts a selection of luxurious, environmentally-friendly lodges and camps in premier safari destinations; including the Okavango Delta, the Namib Desert, Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park, Damaraland, Etosha and Kafue National Park. Wilderness Air offers scheduled transfers between Wilderness camps and a private charter service. The Wilderness Wildlife Trust is an independent entity dedicated to raising funds to improve protection, knowledge and management of southern Africa’s wildlife. Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is an environmental and life skills educational programme operating in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Pátio House / Arquea Arquitetos

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first_imgPátio House / Arquea ArquitetosSave this projectSavePátio House / Arquea ArquitetosSave this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 21Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Projects Houses Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeArquea ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPinhaisBrazilPublished on December 03, 2019Cite: “Pátio House / Arquea Arquitetos” [Casa Pátio / Arquea Arquitetos] 03 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »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 stream Architects: Arquea Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Pátio House / Arquea Arquitetos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929551/patio-house-arquea-arquitetos Clipboardcenter_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Pinhais, Brazil Photographs:  Federico CairoliSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Located in a residential condominium of the metropolitan region of Curitiba, Brazil, the Countyard House of approximately 250 square meters was born of the premise of creating an integrated and legible house. The terrain at the top of a hill allowed us to explore the view even in a condominium where the houses are relatively close, and the size of the site amplitude set the entire program on a single floor.Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli The creation of this single floor was of fundamental importance to fulfill the basic premise. The private area of the house is set at the end of the site to exploited maximum north insolation, and the rooms have the privacy preserved. In the front part of the land, next to the street, is the service sector linked to the intimate we have the social.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliGarage and laundry facilities are on the facade of the house. The lighting and ventilation of the service area occur through an atrium that divides laundry and kitchen with a small garden. Those who arrive at the house are invited to enter through a large concrete ramp and two ipe trees, one purple and one yellow, guide the pedestrian access.From the entrance hall, it is possible to quickly understand the space since the whole house is drawn around a central square, the courtyard. To the left, the grill room turns to this courtyard and to the right, we have the living room and dining room, integrated into the kitchen. Large windows open onto this square turning making the room a veranda and the patio into a large outdoor room. Two guest bedrooms and the master suite are between a private living room, which as well as the bedrooms opens onto a pine tree forest in the background. A second atrium leads to the bathroom of the main suite, a garden that illuminates and ventilates the room.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThrough the small office also located in the private part of the house, a vertical wooden brise soleil gives privacy without block the view to the garden. In the middle of the courtyard, an outdoor fireplace invites everyone to gather around the fire.The concern with sustainability is present in the house plan, form, and materials. The design in “C” form deployment significantly increases sun incidence since we have more rooms warmed and illuminated by the sun, in this way we have a passive solar house. Some roof windows increase natural light in bathrooms and kitchens, avoiding the need for artificial lighting. Built with bricks produced by local potteries, we reduced carbon footprints and showed in the facade all the effort employed in the construction of the building. All rainwater that falls on the roofs is collected and also reused in the house.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!IsometricSave this picture!© Federico CairoliThe courtyard house was designed as the home of the own architect allowed more experimentation of layout and materials, almost in parallel to the experimental home of Muuratsalo of Alvar Aalto. The admiration for the work of the Finnish architect is seen in the inspiration of volumetry and the sum of small gestures that create a genuinely hospitable architecture.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessInternational School of Debrecen / BORD Architectural StudioSelected ProjectsRivas-Futura Station / Mª Antonia González-Valcárcel Sánchez-Puelles + Francisco La…Selected Projects Share Year:  ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929551/patio-house-arquea-arquitetos Clipboard Photographs Brazillast_img read more

WWF criticised for food advertising campaign

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first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Worldwide Fund for Nature campaign against chemicals in food has been branded “alarmist” by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).The press advertising campaign aimed to highlight over 300 man-made chemicals which “contaminate” our bodies.The advert’s headline “Who cares where toxic chemicals end up?” was accompanied by a photo of a foetus. The ASA judged that the advert could “unduly alarming” to couples planning to have a baby and to mothers with young children. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 August 2002 | News The Daily Mail’s You magazine had already dropped the ads in response to complaints. Organisations such as the British Association for Chemical Specialities and the Chemical Industries Association had both complained about the adverts.The decision by the ASA followed several months of deliberation.Read Watchdog rebukes WWF for ‘alarmist’ food ad by Claire Cozens at SocietyGuardian. WWF criticised for food advertising campaign  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Euromed meeting: EU asked to press for release of Ibrahim Hamidi

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first_img May 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Euromed meeting: EU asked to press for release of Ibrahim Hamidi Follow the news on Syria News News Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Reporters Without Borders is asking the EU to press for the immediaterelease of detained Syrian journalist Ibrahim Hamidi when the next meetingof Euro-Mediterranean foreign ministers is held in Crete on 26-27 May, withSyria attending. The Damascus bureau chief of the pan-Arab daily Al Hayat,Hamidi has been detained without cause for more than five months. SyriaMiddle East – North Africa February 3, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria March 8, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today urged the EU foreign ministers to raise the lack of press freedom in Syria with their Syrian counterpart, probably foreign minister Farouk al-Chareh, during the meeting of Euro-Mediterranean foreign ministers in Crete on 26-27 May. The organisation is above all calling for the immediate release of Ibrahim Hamidi, Damascus bureau chief of the London-based pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat, who has been detained for more than five months.Aged 33 and a Syrian national, Hamidi was arrested on 23 December 2002 and is currently being held in Adra prison in Damascus. The government news agency SANA said on 27 December that he would be tried for “putting out inaccurate news,” which is punishable by between one and three years in prison. At the end of February, his lawyer, Moustapha Amin, called for the prosecution to be dropped in the absence of significant charges against him.Hamidi reported in a 20 December article on preparations by the Syrian authorities and the United Nations in the northeastern part of the country to receive a million Iraqi refugees if there was a war against Iraq. The newspaper printed a statement on 24 December by a spokesman for the prime minister denying that Syria or the Red Crescent were setting up hospitals and camps along the border with Iraq.Syria has confirmed that it will attend the 26-27 May meeting in Heraklion, Crete, which will bring together the EU’s foreign ministers with their counterparts from the eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean. to go further News Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News March 12, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Caherdavin library closure is on the books

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first_imgLinkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Cian PrendivilleLIMERICK City North Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville has expressed his disappointment at the local authority’s plans to close the part-time library in Caherdavin.Located in a small single room at second floor level in Caherdavin Community Centre, the Council has deemed the premises not-fit-for-purpose, citing “limited space” as one of the challenges presented.However, Cllr Prendiville is hopeful the library can be saved and has organised meetings with the community centre organisers and local activists on the issue.“Caherdavin is a large community, with many people who are interested in library services. However, it is in need of investment to encourage more people to use it.“For a long time, there has been a need for some computer facilities at the library but these were not provided. The community centre had also hoped to be able to instal a lift to encourage disabled members of the community to avail of the facility. They had urged the council to organise events and advertising to bring in school children and others to the library.“But rather than doing this, they are now proposing to close it,” he said.In a letter to local councillors this week, Damien Brady of the Council’s library services explained, “Due to limited space, it can only carry a very narrow range of stock. It has no space for IT services such as public internet.”“It presents particular challenges in terms of public access. The only access point to the library centre is via a long steep stairs. There is no fire escape or emergency exit and it does not meet current Health and Safety Standards,” Mr Brady stated.Councillors were also informed that the level of use of the library in Caherdavin by the public is extremely low and has continually declined to such an extent that there is now only a handful of readers.“Watch House Cross Library, located one mile from Caherdavin has over 400 registered readers with Caherdavin addresses. The Granary Library, located two miles from Caherdavin has over 270 registered readers with Caherdavin addresses. Dooradoyle Library, located four miles from Caherdavin has over 110 registered readers with Caherdavin addresses,” Mr Brady pointed out.The library is due to close on February 13. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleVisitor numbers are upNext articleFine Gael concern over hospital crisis in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCaherdavin libraryCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickLimerick City and County Council NewsLocal NewsCaherdavin library closure is on the booksBy Alan Jacques – February 5, 2015 787 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Velodyne Lidar Announces Changes to Board of Directors and Management Team; Names New Chairman…

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first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Velodyne Lidar Announces Changes to Board of Directors and Management Team; Names New Chairman and Chief Marketing Officer TAGS  Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced that Dr. Joseph B. Culkin, PhD, who has served as a member of Velodyne Lidar’s Board of Directors since September 2016, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, effective immediately, succeeding David Hall. The Company also announced today that Sally Frykman, Chief Communications Officer, has been appointed to the additional role of Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately, replacing Marta Thoma Hall. These actions follow the completion of an investigation by the fully independent Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, which commenced in December 2020. The investigation was aided by independent legal counsel, Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP, and reviewed certain statements and conduct by David Hall and Marta Thoma Hall. The investigation concluded that Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall each behaved inappropriately with regard to Board and Company processes, and failed to operate with respect, honesty, integrity, and candor in their dealings with Company officers and directors. Accordingly, the Board approved remedial actions including the removal of Mr. Hall as Chairman of the Board and the termination of Ms. Hall as an employee of the Company. Mr. Hall had previously informed the Board that he was voluntarily transitioning from Executive Chairman to Chairman on January 7, 2021. The Board also formally censured both Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall, and directed them both to receive appropriate remedial training. They will remain members of the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Culkin co-founded Velodyne Lidar’s predecessor company, Velodyne Acoustics, and has been involved in Velodyne Lidar throughout its history, providing his invaluable guidance to the Board and management on technology and business strategy. Most recently, in his capacity on the Velodyne Board, he helped advise the Velodyne Lidar team as it transitioned to a public company. “I look forward to taking on the role as Chairman of the Board,” said Dr. Culkin. “I have tremendous confidence that under Dr. Gopalan’s strong leadership and with the support of our world-class engineering team, Velodyne Lidar will continue to advance its growth trajectory. Together, we can deliver on our mission to improve lives and make the world a safer place through investments in transformative new autonomous technology, further cementing our role as the leading lidar provider, and generating significant returns for our stockholders.” “We are pleased to have someone of Sally Frykman’s caliber take on the important and additional role of Chief Marketing Officer,” said Dr. Anand Gopalan, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of Velodyne Lidar. “Sally was instrumental in leading our communications efforts around our ongoing public processes. We are confident that her expertise in managing public relations and digital marketing will prove invaluable as we continue to execute on our strategic plan to deliver strong and disciplined growth.” Receipt of Director Nomination The Company today also confirmed receipt of a notice from David Hall and Marta Thoma Hall of their intent as stockholders to nominate one candidate to stand for election for one of two Class I Director seats on the Board at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The Board expresses its concerns about the compensation arrangement between Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall and the proposed director candidate, Eric Singer, under which Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall have agreed to compensate Mr. Singer directly in cash for serving as their nominee on the Company’s Board. Notwithstanding these concerns, the Board will review and consider the director candidate proposed by Mr. Hall and Ms. Hall and make a recommendation to Velodyne Lidar stockholders at the appropriate time. The date of the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting has not yet been scheduled. About Dr. Joseph B. Culkin, PhD Dr. Joseph B. Culkin, PhD, co-founded Velodyne Lidar’s predecessor company, Velodyne Acoustics, and has been involved in the Company throughout its history, including serving as a member of Velodyne Lidar’s Board since September 2016. In 1987, Dr. Culkin founded New Logic Research, Inc., a provider of high-performance membrane filtration systems, and has served in a variety of capacities including presently as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Culkin holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in theoretical fluid mechanics from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in chemical engineering from Northwestern University. A polymath, Dr. Culkin’s issued patents include: instruments for surface charge measurement; a vibrating membrane technique for displacing evaporation and crystallization in the chemical processing industry; a method for making a new type of flat panel display; and materials science advancements in fabricating large area semiconductor photocathodes. About Sally Frykman Sally Frykman has been with Velodyne Lidar since 2017 and has served as Chief Communications Officer since November 2020. In that role, Ms. Frykman oversees all public relations, marketing, and communications efforts for the Company. Ms. Frykman supports investor relations activities, leads engagement around policy and regulation, and executes innovative educational campaigns for a diverse range of audiences. Ms. Frykman holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s Degree from San Francisco State. About Velodyne Lidar Velodyne Lidar (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) ushered in a new era of autonomous technology with the invention of real-time surround view lidar sensors. Velodyne is the first public pure-play lidar company and is known worldwide for its broad portfolio of breakthrough lidar technologies. Velodyne’s revolutionary sensor and software solutions provide flexibility, quality and performance to meet the needs of a wide range of industries, including autonomous vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), smart cities and security. Through continuous innovation, Velodyne strives to transform lives and communities by advancing safer mobility for all. For more information, visit www.velodynelidar.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to, statements regarding our financial outlook and market positioning. Forward-looking statements give our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as “anticipate”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, “intend”, “believe”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “can have”, “likely” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected, including: the impact on our operations and financial condition from the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic both on Velodyne’s business and those of its customers and suppliers; Velodyne’s ability to execute its business plan; the timing of revenue from existing customers, including uncertainties related to the ability of Velodyne’s customers to commercialize their products and the ultimate market acceptance of these products; uncertainties related to Velodyne Lidar’s estimates of the size of the markets for its products and future revenue opportunities; the rate and degree of market acceptance of Velodyne Lidar’s products; the success of other competing lidar and sensor-related products and services that exist or may become available; rising costs adversely affecting Velodyne’s profitability; uncertainties related to Velodyne Lidar’s current litigation and potential litigation involving Velodyne Lidar or the validity or enforceability of Velodyne Lidar’s intellectual property; Velodyne Lidar’s ability to partner with and rely on third party manufacturers; general economic and market conditions impacting demand for Velodyne Lidar’s products and services; and changes in applicable laws or regulations. Given these factors, as well as other variables that may affect Velodyne Lidar’s operating results, you should not rely on forward-looking statements, assume that past financial performance will be a reliable indicator of future performance, or use historical trends to anticipate results or trends in future periods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release relate only to events as of the date hereof. Velodyne Lidar undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Additional Information and Where to Find It Velodyne Lidar, its directors and certain executive officers may be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with Velodyne Lidar’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). Velodyne Lidar plans to file a proxy statement (the “2021 Proxy Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the Annual Meeting. Promptly after filing its definitive 2021 Proxy Statement with the SEC, Velodyne Lidar will mail the definitive 2021 Proxy Statement and a proxy card to each stockholder entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE 2021 PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT VELODYNE WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders may obtain, free of charge, Velodyne Lidar’s proxy statement (in both preliminary and definitive form), any amendments or supplements thereto and any other relevant documents filed by Immersion with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting at the SEC’s website ( http://www.sec.gov ). Copies of Velodyne Lidar’s definitive 2021 Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements thereto and any other relevant documents filed by Velodyne with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting will also be available, free of charge, at Velodyne’s website ( http://www.velodynelidar.com ) or by writing to Investor Relations, Velodyne Lidar, Inc, 5521 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95138. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005471/en/ CONTACT: Investor Contact: Drew Hamer Chief Financial Officer [email protected] Media Contact: Matthew Sherman / Jim Golden Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher 212-355-4449 KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SEMICONDUCTOR HARDWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE SOURCE: Velodyne Lidar, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Top tips for good course design

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Top tips for good course designOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Top tips for good course design• Train the job, not the subject, by being clear about the objectives and designing around the specific learning needs of the organisation• Provide plenty of interaction so that participants can practice new skills• Back up the theory with plenty of live examples and case studies• Combine a variety of delivery methods and techniques• Accommodate different learning styles among the participants• Include a means of reinforcing the training afterwards Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

Adjunct Faculty Position – Professional School Counseling

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first_imgBuena Vista University seeks adjunct instructors for onlinegraduate master-level courses in Professional School Counseling. APh.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education or related area is required.Specific courses under consideration include: Theories ofCounseling, Assessment and Appraisal Techniques in Counseling,Program Evaluation and Consultation, Career Development andAssessment, Psychopathology and Psychological Disorders, andResearch Methods in Counseling. A background check will beconducted on the final candidate.If interested, submit letter of application, graduate schooltranscripts (photocopies acceptable but official copies requiredfor appointment), teaching evaluation summaries, and current vitawith the names of 4-6 references.Buena Vista University is an Equal Opportunity/Americans withDisabilities Act/Smoke-Free Employer.last_img read more

Student maintenance grants to be scrapped

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first_imgStudent maintenance grants are to be scrapped, the Chancellor George Osborne announced today in the first Conservative-only Budget since 1996.Under the Tories’ plans, maintenance grants, which are paid to students from low-income families, will be abolished from the 2016-17 academic year. The grants will be replaced by maintenance loans, which will begin to be paid back by students once they start earning over £21,000 per year. The maximum level of maintenance loan available will be raised to £8,200 under the new system.Under the current system, students with a household income of less than £25,000 a year are eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant of £3,387. The amount available decreases as household income increases thereafter, with an income cut off point for support of £42,620. Currently, all students are eligible for maintenance loans, but the amount received varies according to household income.It was also announced that tuition fees will be allowed to rise with inflation above £9,000 per annum beginning in the academic year 2017-18 at universities that can demonstrate high quality teaching.In relation to student maintenance, Osborne argued that there is “a basic unfairness of asking taxpayers to fund the grants of people who are likely to earn a lot more than them.” The Chancellor added that the cost of the maintenance grant system was economically unsustainable, and that “if we don’t tackle this problem then our universities will become underfunded and our students won’t get places – and I’m not prepared to let that happen.”OUSU’s Executive Committee commented that they were “appalled to learn that the government is considering cuts to maintenance grants for students from low-income households. For many students, maintenance grants are a vital means to live, enabling them to access a university education, especially in a city as expensive as Oxford. A significant reduction in the support available to students from low-income households would be devastating to the work of the University to reach out and inspire young people from all backgrounds to apply to Oxford. We call upon the government to defend a vital element of access to higher education and reconsider this possible move.” Jan Nedvídek, the President of the Oxford University Conservative Association, told Cherwell, “Of course in an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to scrap maintenance grants – as someone with low household income, I have myself benefited from them hugely. However, this government has had to make some difficult decisions, and as we saw at the most recent election, there is a feeling in the country that these decisions are sensible and necessary. Being careful with your finances is not mean, but a requirement of basic economic common sense.“I’m acutely aware that students from poorer backgrounds are finding it difficult to cope with the costs of university. However, let’s be honest here: you only have to repay these loans if you earn above the national average, which you are much more likely to do with a university degree than without one. What’s fair about asking someone on low income to pay for my degree through their taxes? What’s fair about shifting the cost of my education to the next generation through borrowing?“This budget introduces several great things, like a national living wage for those on the lowest incomes, and scrapping the non-dom status. And let’s remember – according to the Office for National Statistics, those with a degree earn on average 12k per annum more than those without one. This means that on average, your degree will earn you roughly half a million pounds over the course of your life. I think some contribution to the cost of your education is not unreasonable.”However, Megan Dunn, NUS President, told Cherwell, “Cutting maintenance grants is going to be detrimental to hundreds of thousands of our poorest students who currently rely on them, and risks putting many people off applying to university. “We know that our poorest students are the most likely to be deterred by debt, but it could also affect where students choose to live and which courses to take. It will mean staying at home instead of moving into halls or shared accommodation and applying for shorter courses to reduce costs.“More and more cuts are happening at a time when there is a cost of living crisis. NUS research has shown rent for halls has doubled in recent years, and there has long been a shortfall between average living costs and student support income.”An Oxford University spokesperson told Cherwell, “Oxford University will work to ensure that any changes to the student funding system do not deter students from disadvantaged backgrounds from applying to or choosing to attend Oxford. In addition to government support, low-income students at Oxford will be eligible for the most generous no-strings financial support of any university in the country, including generous bursary grants and reduced tuition fees for those with the lowest household incomes.”last_img read more