Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgTanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL.tz)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileTanzania Breweries Limited produces, distributes and sells malt beer in Tanzania, as well as non-alcoholic malt beverages and alcoholic fruit beverages. The company markets its own products under the following liquor brands; Safari Lager, Kilimanjaro Premium Lager, Ndovu Special Malt and Konyagi. Tanzania Breweries also produces and distributes Castle Lager, Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lite, Peroni and Redds Premium Cold under license from SABMiller International BV. It also distributes international wines and spirits under license from Distell (Pty) Limited of South Africa. It is the largest and oldest brewing company in Tanzania, with breweries in Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza and Mbeya. Tanzania Breweries Limited is a subsidiary of SABMiller Africa BV. Tanzania Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Here’s who I think is the next Warren Buffett

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Warren Buffett is widely regarded as the best investor in the world. Through his investments, Buffett has become one of the richest people in history. Buffett has also donated tens of billions to philanthropy and built one of the largest conglomerates ever. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Given that investing alongside the ‘next Buffett’ could be a good idea, here’s who I think is the next Warren Buffett. Who I think is the next ‘Warren Buffett’While most people think of Buffett as an investor, he is really a capital allocator. He spots opportunities and allocates capital to potentially benefit from them, whether it be in the form of stocks, entire companies, or philanthropic initiatives. The process is not unlike buying a stock for normal investors. If an investor thinks a stock could go up for various reasons (spotting an opportunity), they use capital to buy the stock. If things go the way the investor predicts, the stock goes higher and the investor benefits. In terms of the best capital allocators, I would say that one person who can rival Buffett’s performance is Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg built a company that is actually bigger than Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway by market cap. He is also in the same category as Buffett in terms of wealth and accomplishment. In terms of recent stock performance, Zuckberg has actually done better than Buffett. Over the past 10 years, Facebook has outperformed the S&P 500 by a fairly wide margin. Over the period, Berkshire Hathaway has performed roughly around the same as the S&P 500. I think there is a reason for this. The world is increasingly digital and Buffett’s style of investing makes it harder to adjust to the increasingly digital/technology oriented landscape than Zuckerberg’s style. If you look at the world’s 10 most valuable companies by market cap, most of them are digital/tech oriented. Zuckerberg ‘gets’ digitalOne guy who I think ‘gets’ digital is Zuckerberg. Aside from building Facebook.com and making it popular, Zuckerberg has also made very smart digital acquisitions. He bought Instagram for Facebook for around $1bn, for example. According to many analysts, Instagram is worth more than 100x the purchase price. Facebook also bought Whatsapp, which has also increased substantially in value according to many estimates. As a result of his efforts, almost two billion people use the digital platforms that Zuckerberg runs every day. Given that the world is increasingly digital and technology is rapidly advancing, I think Zuckerberg will have plenty of opportunities in the future to capture more growth and unlock more shareholder value. Given Facebook’s numerous competitive advantages, I think Zuckerberg will continue to succeed in terms of benefiting from opportunities. I think buying shares of Facebook gives me an opportunity to benefit from Zuckerberg’s smarts.Even better, Facebook is also trading at what I think is a fair valuation. Despite all of the company’s competitive advantages and Facebook’s network effects, the company has a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 25.82. Although Facebook could face more regulation in the future, I think the upsides make the stock more than worth it. As Buffett himself has said, “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” Here’s who I think is the next Warren Buffett Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jay Yao | Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 | More on: FB Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Image source: The Motley Fool “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Randi Zuckerberg, a former director of market development and spokeswoman for Facebook and sister to its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Berkshire Hathaway (B shares) and Facebook and recommends the following options: long January 2021 $200 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), short January 2021 $200 puts on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares), and short December 2020 $210 calls on Berkshire Hathaway (B shares). Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Jay Yao Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•New Zealand Architects: Patterson Associates Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs 2013 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791159/annandale-scrubby-bay-pattersons Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791159/annandale-scrubby-bay-pattersons Clipboard Photographs:  Stephen Goodenough, Greg McKenzie , Simon DevittDesign Director:Andrew PattersonLead Designer:Andrew PattersonProject Manager:Octa GroupTeam:Davor Popadich, Grant ScurrInterior:Maerocarpa LiningLandscape:Rob WatsonBuilder:Hoogervorst BuildersEngineer:Tyndall & AssociatesCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Greg McKenzieRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)WoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. This is a robust structure, designed to form the centre piece of a remote, symmetrical and thundering surf beach.  It is sited on one of New Zealand’s iconic coastal sheep and cattle stations and is intended as a farm experience for family groups up to 12 people.Save this picture!© Simon DevittIt is accessed by helicopter from Christchurch Airport or by farm track. It was commissioned by an expatriate New Zealand owner as a base from the where multiple farm and coastal activities can be discovered enjoyed and recovered.Save this picture!Floor PlanA vernacular verandahed form belies its massive scale, the apex height is at 5.5 metre and its knee at 3.4 metre in a fully macrocarpa interior, traditionally detailed juxtaposed against black steel fittings. At the centre of the house is a stone fireplace, constructed from rock quarried from the station. The project incorporates mainly custom designed fittings, door hardware, furniture and lighting, oak grills and handles.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughThe building shuts down during storms or when unoccupied and when opened sets up both seaward and leeward exterior environments.  It is conceived of as a piece of slowly aging farm driftwood, in the future stock might come right up to the building.Save this picture!© Stephen GoodenoughProject gallerySee allShow lessINCM Madrid 2016EventLily Pond House / Theodore + Theodore ArchitectsSelected Projects Sharecenter_img Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons Annandale Scrubby Bay / PattersonsSave this projectSaveAnnandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons Year:  New Zealand Save this picture!© Stephen Goodenough+ 16 Share Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officePatterson AssociatesOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNew ZealandPublished on July 11, 2016Cite: “Annandale Scrubby Bay / Pattersons” 11 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More 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 streamlast_img read more

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Improved Weather Conditions and Record Prices Forecast for Cattle Industry

first_img By Gary Truitt – Feb 5, 2014 Improved Weather Conditions and Record Prices Forecast for Cattle Industry Home Indiana Agriculture News Improved Weather Conditions and Record Prices Forecast for Cattle Industry Cattlemen and women gathered today at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show to hear CattleFax market analysts’ projections for the year ahead. Creighton University Professor Emeritus Art Douglas told the audience he expects improved moisture conditions in the majority of the United States, including improvements of the drought-affected areas of the west coast. As precipitation returns back to more normal levels for the 2014 growing season, CattleFax predicts farmers in the U.S. should grow an adequate corn crop to build the carry over supply. The improved corn supplies should assure lower corn/input costs over the next 12-24 months, according to CattleFax Grain Market Analyst Mike Murphy. “The lower input cost will have a direct correlation to improved feeder cattle and calf values in 2014 and with continued  help from Mother Nature, we will be in better shape with regard to hay supply and prices moving forward,” Murphy said.Global Market Specialist Brett Stuart indicated that beef exports are expected to be near even in 2014 with record high prices being the limiting factor. At the same time, expectations are for beef imports to be near even, despite the need for 90 percent trim due to the expected lower non-fed slaughter rates in the U.S. The driving factor for stagnant imports is the growth of China demand for global beef which will continue to divert beef from Australia into the China market and away from the U.S. market.CattleFax Senior Analyst Kevin Good indicated the combination of improved moisture conditions resulting in lower input costs and record high calf values should lead to beef cow herd expansion beginning in 2014.Beef production in the U.S. will fall, with per-capita supply declining 4.5 percent. However, he said the pork and poultry supplies are expected to increase, leaving total meat supplies near even. CattleFax projects the Retail Beef Demand Index will improve by one percent due to continued modest economic growth.  “As we think about our consumers today, not only domestically but globally, they’re a lot more diverse than they have been in past,” Good said. “We’ve got different customers with different preferences and different pockets books.”Good said because of the continued tighter feeder cattle supply, the margin segments of the beef production system, both feed yards and packers, will struggle with excess capacity. Look for continued closure of both packing and feeding entities over the next 12-24 months.Prices are expected to average $135 compared to $126 during 2013, an increase of seven percent. Yearling prices are expected to average $168, an increase of 13 percent from the 2013 average of $146. According to Good, calf prices will average $193, up 13 percent from last year’s average of $168. “After years of tightening supplies, the cow-calf sector will again remain in the driver’s seat during 2014,” Good said.CattleFax CEO Randy Blach summarized the year ahead by saying almost all segments of the production chain will be profitable, although margin operators will continue to face challenges over the next few years.Blach remains optimistic for the long-term cattle industry as the profit incentives will result in a larger U.S. cattle herd over the next five years, creating business opportunities for those willing to adapt to a dynamic and changing business environment. “You can start to see the globalization of the protein markets from the 1990’s on,” Blach said. “We have the most efficient production system in the world and we are the largest exporter of protein onto the global market.” Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleFarm Bureau Testifies on EPA OverreachNext articleMore Farmer Options with New Farm Bill Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

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Man who died in boating tragedy laid to rest today

first_img Man who died in boating tragedy laid to rest today Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – July 20, 2018 Twitter Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articlePopular Inishowen amenity still lies in ruin almost one year onNext articleTyrone v Dublin Preview: Mickey Harte News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th A man who lost his life in this weeks boating tragedy at Malin Head will be laid to rest today.Gerry Doherty who was in his 60’s,will be buried after funeral mass at St Mary’s Church, Lagg, Malin.Among those at the funeral will be Gerry’s relative, Dessie Keenan, who survived the tragedy.16-year-old Thomas Weir, who was originally from Scotland, also died in the accident.His remains are expected to be brought back to Scotland for burial.A full investigation into the possible cause of the tragedy is being carried out by the Gardai and the Marine Casualty Investigation Unit. WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Facebook Facebooklast_img read more

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Flood warning in place for Donegal

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Flood warning in place for Donegal Pinterest Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Previous article1,062 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths confirmed this eveningNext articleTourism in Donegal needs to be examined ‘as a whole’ News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA There’s a flood warning in parts this morning as a status yellow rain warning is in operation.The alert for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo began overnight and runs until later tonight, with up to 40 millimetres of rain possible.Met Eireann says there is a risk of localised flooding in the areas.Carlow Weather’s Alan O’Reilly says people in those areas should be wary of river levels:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/weather7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – February 2, 2021 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

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Utah State Football Makes Appearance at Mountain West Media Day

first_img Tags: Jordan Love/Tipo Galeai/USU Football Brad James Written by July 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football Makes Appearance at Mountain West Media Day FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHENDERSON, Nev.-Wednesday, Utah State football made its appearance at Mountain West conference media day with various comments from head coach Gary Andersen, star junior quarterback Jordan Love and standout senior defensive end Tipa Galeai.2:39 pmGaleai later said he appreciates the support the city of Logan gives the Aggies and how he’s excited for Utah State fans that both the football and men’s basketball teams are really good.2:32 pmGaleai, when speaking about his 10.5 sacks last season, expressed his hopes that this is just the start of what is to come moving forward. He spoke of how the Aggies’ 38-31 loss at Michigan State last August 31, was his first game at Utah State and shared his exuberance of netting two sacks against the Big Ten-affiliated Spartans. Galeai confirmed his beliefs that his 10.5 sacks are just the “starting point” for what is to come.2:24 pmLove told Mountain West media that if the offense should bog down, the Aggies are blessed to have a kicker of the caliber of senior Dominik Eberle, who was named to the Lou Groza watch list earlier Wednesday.2:00 pmAndersen lauded junior linebacker David Woodward as he says his football knowledge is increasing and he has been consistent, comparably to Love, in his practice this offseason.1:52 pmWhen speaking about senior tailback Gerold Bright, Andersen praised him for his selflessness with the additions of junior college transfer Jaylen Warren and graduate transfer Riley Burt in the program. Andersen said most tailbacks in this situation might panic but Bright has been a solid teammate in bringing Warren and Burt up to speed on the playbook. Andersen says he expects “big plays” from Bright as this is what the Aggies’ offense is predicated upon.1:46 pmAndersen confirmed he has a great leader in Love in comments he shared with the media. He stated that Love has had some good times and bad times this offseason, but he always brings forth his best effort and is incredibly consistent in his play.last_img read more

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SEPTEMBER 16 And 17 “READERS FORUM”

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY!EDITOR FOOTNOTE: “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming MONDAY.Todays READERS POLL question is: Do you agree with Dan McGinn, Mayor Winnecke and City Council that they should reduce the Homestead Property Tax Credit from 8 percent to 6 percent for 2017?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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Press release: Next generation of artificial intelligence talent to be trained at UK universities

first_imgThe announcement comes as new figures prepared for Tech Nation by Dealroom.co reveal the number of venture capital investments into the UK’s rapidly growing AI sector leapt by 17% last year.Business Secretary Greg Clark said: Finally, to develop the best and brightest AI researchers in the UK, the government is funding a new globally prestigious Fellowship programme. The first wave has been launched by The Alan Turing Institute.Adrian Smith, Institute Director, The Alan Turing Institute said: up to 200 new AI Masters places at UK universities funded by companies such as DeepMind, QuantumBlack, Cisco and BAE Systems. The Masters programme marks the first nationwide effort to address the skills gap at this level, in collaboration with the Institute of Coding and British Computer Society 1,000 students will have the opportunity to enhance their skills with new PhDs at 16 dedicated UK Research and Innovation AI Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), located across the country up to 5 AI research Fellowships, created in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute to both attract and retain the best research talent from around the world. New industry-funded AI Masters, and 16 dedicated Centres at universities across the country to train the next generation of AI PhDs prestigious Alan Turing Institute AI research fellowships now open – allowing Britain to retain and attract the very best global talent new figures show that inward investment to the UK AI sector has increased by 17% over the past year, more than the whole of Europe combined Thousands of graduates to become qualified experts in artificial intelligence (AI) as part of a new joint government-industry package to drive up skills in the AI sector, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright announced today (21 February 2019).For the first time, the UK will have a nationwide programme of industry-funded AI Masters courses coupled with work-based placements.The new skills and talent package is a major milestone of the modern Industrial Strategy’s AI Sector Deal which was launched in April 2018. It is supported by industry funding and up to £110 million government investment, including: As companies throughout the UK increasingly use AI in processes from manufacturing to fashion and construction to medical imaging, upskilling people to develop and maintain the new technology is crucial to its success in boosting productivity. This is part of the government’s continued drive to be a world-leader in harnessing the economic benefits of AI and the data-driven revolution, as part of the modern Industrial Strategy.The schemes, aimed at people of different stages in higher education and available to researchers at a variety of levels, helps to build advanced AI skills at all levels, a key commitment contained within the AI Sector Deal.Dame Wendy Hall, AI Skills Champion said: I’m delighted to see the recommendations of the review that Jérôme Pesenti and I wrote just over a year ago, coming to life in such a comprehensive set of skills and talent initiatives. They provide a great impetus to developing AI skills and talent and I strongly encourage industry, universities and those of you who aspire to be part of putting the UK at the forefront of the AI and data revolution to get involved in these 3 initiatives. The UK has long been a nation of innovators. This AI skills and talent investment will help nurture leading UK and international talent to ensure we retain our world-beating reputation in research and development. Artificial intelligence has great potential to drive up productivity and enhance every industry throughout our economy, from more effective disease diagnosis to building smart homes. Today’s announcement is our modern Industrial Strategy in action, investing in skills and talent to drive high skilled jobs, growth and productivity across the UK. Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright said: UK Research and Innovation Chief Executive, Professor Sir Mark Walport, said: Artificial intelligence represents an incredible opportunity to transform our economy and our lives for the better. The Turing AI Fellowships will be crucial in building UK leadership capability, driving forward ambitious research and ensuring that the UK can attract, retain, and develop world-leading research talent. Artificial intelligence is a disruptive technology in a range of sectors, enabling new products and services and transforming data science. It allows us to develop new approaches to challenges as diverse as early disease diagnosis and climate change. To maintain its leadership in AI, the UK will need a new generation of researchers, business leaders and entrepreneurs equipped with new skills. Working with partners across academia and industry, the centres announced today will provide the foundations for these future leaders. The UK is not only the birthplace to the father of artificial intelligence, Alan Turing, but we are leading the way on work to ensure AI innovation has ethics at its core. We want to keep up this momentum and cement our reputation as pioneers in AI. Working with world class academic institutions and industry we will be able to train the next generation of top-tier AI talent and maintain the UK’s reputation as a trailblazer in emerging technologies. The AI and Data Grand ChallengeThe Industrial Strategy sets out Grand Challenges to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future, ensuring that the UK takes advantage of major global changes, improving people’s lives and the country’s productivity. Artificial intelligence and data is one of the 4 Grand Challenges which will see AI used across a variety of industries and put the UK at the forefront of the AI and data revolution. Exploring the best skills package to equip people with the expertise to make the most of AI was a key commitment of the AI and Data Grand Challenge’s £950 million Sector Deal.Register your interestAI Fellowships: visit the Alan Turing Institute site for more detail and how to apply.AI Masters courses: to register an interest in sponsoring or providing AI Masters courses please contact [email protected] of committed companiesIn the industry-funded Masters scheme, the 11 companies listed here have committed their early support to collectively fund up to 50 of these additional places and work-based placements. Discussions with universities and other companies are ongoing, with the support of British Computer Society and the Institute of Coding. Accenture Amplyfi BAE Systems Cambridge Consultants Cisco Cray DeepMind Infosys Quantum Black WilmotMLlast_img read more

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County Commissioners approve additional clock tower renovations

first_imgFARMINGTON – County Commissioners met Tuesday morning to discuss a potential environmental improvement project, various courthouse renovations and the guidelines of county funding for Western Maine Community Action.Raymond Plog, a landowner along the banks of the Sandy River, expressed concern to commissioners regarding the erosion of his property line due to the unstable banks of the river. Plog said that over the fifty years he has lived on the property the erosion has increased dramatically to the point where he is concerned about his home being in danger. Due to the property’s adjacency to the Sandy River, and the river’s designation as critical habitat for the endangered Atlantic Salmon, it is unlawful for Plog to take action without state approval.Commissioner Charlie Webster agreed to visit the site to help determine the next steps of action. The county does have TIF funding specifically for environmental improvement projects Webster said, and this project could potentially fall under that category. Webster along with representatives from the United States Fish and Wildlife will meet on Sept. 5 to assess the situation.Approval was given to move forward with the renovation of the clock tower atop the courthouse after the construction crew discovered additional work that needed to be done. The project has been ongoing throughout the summer, however the state of the deteriorating clock was discovered to be in worse shape than originally thought. A requested amount of $6,680 was approved to ensure the completion of the project within 3 to 4 weeks.Lastly, Commissioner Webster requested that an email be sent to Western Maine Community Action regarding the $25,000 of funding coming from the county budget. The first quarter of that amount was granted to the non-profit agency several weeks ago, after an agreed upon condition that the organization will report back on how the money is used and how much leverage it provides them.“WMCA is required to raise a certain amount of local money. The other programs didn’t say that, they just wanted us to give the money to them,” Webster said.The email will specifically ask WMCA to inform the commissioners and the budget committee on how the funding has been used and how much leverage it provided, as well as make a request that a representative from the organization will attend a future meeting to discuss these concerns for the next three installments of the funding.“We want to be sure we aren’t paying for overhead or other costs,” he said.last_img read more

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