Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

first_imgLighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLighthouse Capital Limited formerly (Greenbay Properties Limited) invests in real estate assets and listed companies which are involved in the retail sector of Mauritius. The company targets investment in developing diversified global real estate and infrastructure assets. Greenbay Properties Ltd is a predominant investor in Europe and the United Kingdom, targeting properties with strong sustainable income from high quality tenants with a strong likelihood of renewal of leases on expiry. Lighthouse Capital Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why I would buy this FTSE 100 powerhouse now

first_imgWhy I would buy this FTSE 100 powerhouse now Defence, security and aerospace is big business. When you factor in geopolitical issues around the world, defence and security are clearly high priorities and governments aren’t afraid to spend.BAE Systems (LSE:BA) is one of the leading world players in this sector and has enjoyed a stellar 12 months from a share price perspective. 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…Formed in 1999 by the £7.7bn merger of British Aerospace and Marconi Electronic Systems, it now boasts an impressive reach and operations. Headquartered in the UK, it also operates in the US, Saudi Arabia, India, Qatar, and Australia among others. It actually sells more to the US Department of Defense than our own Ministry of Defence (MoD). Recent performance and newsBAE Systems reported full-year results on Thursday and its shares rose as a result. It saw profits of £1.89bn, with revenues rising to £18.3bn – a nearly £2bn increase. Sales rose 7% to £20.1bn as several programmes reached milestones over the last year.  CEO Charles Woodburn called 2019 a year of “significant progress” and highlighted an “improved operational performance and increased investment in the business to underpin our growth outlook.”And that outlook also looks good on the back of a £45bn order backlog stretching through until nearly 2030. Going into 2020, BAE Systems predicted earnings per share to increase by a mid-single-digit percentage. Of the company’s markets, the US was the most lucrative in 2019, making up 43% of sales, compared with 22% for the UK. By activity, 39% of sales constituted Military & Technical Services and Support, with 34% going on platforms. Electronic Systems was the company’s third-biggest area at 22%.It maintained a strong balance between production and aftermarket services, and the geographic mix of its business continued to evolve. What stands out for me is the expansion of business in the US. Already its biggest market, continued growth is a positive signal. Add to this the stable levels of business in the UK and another key market in Saudi Arabia, and the future is bright, I feel. And the company is always looking out for new M&A opportunities to further enhance its operations. It has agreed to buy Collins Aerospace’s Military Global Positioning System business for $1.925bn and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business for $275m.What I would do nowThe recent trading update, coupled with an extensive order backlog signifies a business that is thriving and could be a really good earner for UK investors, I feel. The share price has risen nearly 38% in the last 12 months, but I do not believe that makes it expensive. If you were to crunch the numbers further, you would see there has been a year-on-year increase in profits as well a healthy increase in the dividend per share.If you are looking for a stock that has a burgeoning market, a solid business plan and fundamentally enough business to keep growing, BAE Systems could be the one for you, I feel. Of course political factors must be taken into account but these seem to be working in the firm’s favour. Increasing political tensions around the world mean BAE Systems should continue to benefit from government defence spending globally. But even in more peaceful and less volatile times, defence spending remains a key part of most national budgets, so I feel BAE is a strong investment choice in general. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Jabran Khan | Monday, 24th February, 2020 | More on: BA center_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. 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

first_imgWestmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsSave this projectSaveWestmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects New Zealand Year:  Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486048/westmere-alteration-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects+ 9 Share Area:  177 m² Area:  177 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2012 Projects Year:  Houses “COPY” Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects CopyHouses, Extension•Auckland, New Zealand “COPY” Photographs:  Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsSave this picture!PlanRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. THE BRIEF for this addition was for concrete, timber inside and out and timber slats – with a contemporary aesthetic and a good connection to the outside and to upper level sea views. The existing house was to remain intact, with the addition to the rear a separate unit with a link to the original. Save this picture!Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsThe new extension is made up of two stacked rectangular boxes offset so that the upper cantilevers in two directions over the lower, which forms a bridge back to the existing house. The upper level box is clad in dark-stained cedar vertical weatherboards, with slatted shutters giving privacy to generous glazing which takes advantage of sea views. The lower box has full height sliding glass doors, which open fully to dematerialise the boundary between floor and level deck, allowing the upper level to float freely over the open living space below. A separate rectangular box clad in cedar ply is applied to the south elevation, forming the stair enclosure – connecting the two levels and opening out to framed views. Save this picture!Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsThe new upper and lower spaces are both generous open plan living areas, while bedrooms are housed within the existing house. The main living space opens out onto extensive decks, and is positioned a step below the existing floor level to create a good connection to the ground level. Save this picture!Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsThe black and silver of the new exterior cladding and deck is complemented with the warmth of the timber interior linings, cabinetry and ceilings. Exposed ceiling framing  with herring-bone struts creates a sculptural timber element within the new living space. The project incorporates a rich materiality, texture and colour, and provides a degree of openness and sense of space which fully utilises and connects with the site.Save this picture!ElevationsProject gallerySee allShow lessBerlin Wall Memorials Prove Controversial, Fall Behind ScheduleArchitecture NewsHASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in SydneyArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/486048/westmere-alteration-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects Clipboard 2012 CopyAbout this officeCrosson Clarke Carnachan ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionAucklandHousesRefurbishmentNew ZealandPublished on March 14, 2014Cite: “Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects” 14 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave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

Sample business plan

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 May 2000 | News 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. Sample business plan Advertisement Fundraising consultants are often asked by smaller charities about how to write a business plan. Consultant Gerry Beldon has just published an outline business plan for such organisations to use.Gerry’s Web site also lists fifty funraising ideas [sic], covering sponsored events, collecting and other events.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

COVID-19 live updates: US reports over 114,000 new cases

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 103.9 million people worldwide and killed over 2.25 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Feb 03, 9:38 amFauci says ‘absolutely not’ to Super Bowl partiesDr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser on COVID-19 to U.S. President Joe Biden, said people should “absolutely not” host or attend any Super Bowl parties this weekend.“Watch the Super Bowl on TV, enjoy it, have a party in your house with your family with the people who are there,” Fauci told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Wednesday on Good Morning America.“You don’t want parties with people that you haven’t had that much contact with, you just don’t know if they’re infected,” he added. “So as difficult as that is, at least this time around, just lay low and cool it.”Fauci, who is also the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, noted that the country is still seeing a “considerable number of cases” each day and there’s cause for concern over the new, more contagious variants of the novel coronavirus that were recently detected on U.S. soil.When asked whether he thinks the Super Bowl could become a superspreader event, Fauci said he hopes not.“I believe that they are trying to keep people separated enough in the stands wearing masks so they don’t have that proximity,” he added. “If you’re outdoors and you’re several feet apart — 6, 7, 8, 10 feet — you could be OK, as long as people abide by that and don’t slip.”Feb 03, 8:08 amUS reports over 114,000 new casesThere were 114,437 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the United States on Tuesday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Tuesday’s case count is far less than the country’s all-time high of 300,282 newly confirmed infections on Jan. 2, Johns Hopkins data shows.An additional 3,532 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered nationwide on Tuesday, down from a peak of 4,466 new deaths on Jan. 12, according to Johns Hopkins data.COVID-19 data may be skewed due to possible lags in reporting over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend last month.A total of 26,435,563 people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 446,901 have died, according to Johns Hopkins data. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.Much of the country was under lockdown by the end of March as the first wave of the pandemic hit. By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up over the summer.The numbers lingered around 40,000 to 50,000 from mid-August through early October before surging again to record levels, crossing 100,000 for the first time on Nov. 4, then reaching 200,000 on Nov. 27 before topping 300,000 on Jan. 2.So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use — one developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and another developed by American biotechnology company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. More than 32 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Harvard to contribute materials to Digital Public Library of America

first_imgThe Harvard Library  plans to share several collections with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)—becoming the first DPLA content hub.The Harvard Library is dedicated to providing open access to them, where possible, through digitization and online dissemination. Through its collaboration with the DPLA, Harvard will contribute to global access to knowledge.Robert Darnton, Harvard University Librarian and DPLA Steering Committee member, noted, “By making their special collections available to the public through the DPLA, research libraries can contribute mightily to the democratization of access to knowledge.  Harvard’s collections, built up since 1638, form the largest university library in the country.  By supporting the DPLA, we will make the choicest items in them accessible to everyone in America—and eventually, we hope, to everyone in the world.”In response to the DPLA’s call, the Harvard Library is actively exploring what collections it could contribute.“The Harvard Library is committed to collaboration and open access. Earlier this year, the library made more than 12 million of its records publically available, and is actively pursuing additional collaborative and open access projects. We hope this contribution is one of many steps toward sharing the vital cultural knowledge in libraries with all,” said Mary Lee Kennedy, senior associate provost for the Harvard Library.The DPLA is still taking shape, and Harvard’s collaboration with it is contingent upon working out satisfactory arrangements on a range of matters.  The Harvard Library will ensure that any materials made available by it through the DPLA do not infringe copyright.last_img read more

Students aim to implement Callisto program at Notre Dame

first_imgMembers of student government are leading the charge for Notre Dame to a new option for students to report sexual assaults.Senior Grace Watkins and freshman Isabel Rooper said they hope the University will move forward with implementing Callisto, a new tool intended to better help survivors of sexual assault report the incidents to University officials, as its primary method of reporting sexual assaults. The implementation of this software — which has been adopted at peer institutions such as Stanford — is pending University approval, Rooper said.“Callisto is reporting software that is trauma informed, survivor-friendly and it’s a system that allows survivors of sexual assault to provide a time-stamped report immediately after their assault,” she said. “ … On average, survivors wait about 11 months to submit a report, so by having this time-stamped report immediately after the assault they are able to have better evidence to rely on if they do eventually choose to submit that report.”Joseph Han | The Observer Rooper said one of the unique features of Callisto is its matching software, which is aimed at preventing repeat offenders from assaulting another person.“You submit a link to the Facebook page of the perpetrator if you choose to opt in to this matching program,” she said. “If someone else submits that identical Facebook page, then those two matching reports are automatically submitted to Notre Dame’s deputy Title IX coordinator, Heather Ryan.”Those reports do not become public, Rooper said, unless a person’s Facebook page is submitted twice, at which time the appropriate officials who oversee sexual assault cases may view the joint report. This feature is critical because of the prevalence of repeat offenders, Rooper said.“Repeat offenders, on average, commit sexual assault or rape six times — and that’s a huge problem,” she said. “ … Often times people feel like their story is invalid if they’re the only one, but if you have someone else to stand with and saying, ‘Yeah, that person did this to me as well,’ it can be really helpful and feel more supportive and [make survivors] more willing to submit that report.”Callisto believes this feature and catching repeat offenders early will dramatically reduce sexual assaults, Watkins said.“By Callisto’s estimation, being able to intervene earlier on in a record of offending could prevent something like 56 percent of sexual assaults if everything is being reported properly,” she said.Another unique element of Callisto, Watkins said, is the methods it uses to prevent and report sexual assault.“Callisto is designed by survivors of sexual assault for survivors of sexual assault,” she said. “Jess Ladd, who is the founder of Callisto, is also an infectious disease epidemiologist by training, and so she’s coming at the issue from the standpoint that sexual assault is a public health crisis just like any disease would be, and we can use data and numbers and technology to track and ultimately try and prevent sexual assault from occurring in the future.”While the reporting of sexual assaults has increased with initiatives such as Green Dot, Watkins said implementing Callisto would be another step in making sure more sexual assaults are reported.“We want to make survivors feel even more empowered to report in the future,” she said. “I think Callisto is currently the best way of doing so with respect to the actual reporting device.”Watkins said a change is desperately needed based on how the current reporting system is structured.“Currently, the online reporting system that we have serves the purpose of both sexual assault reporting and racial discrimination reporting,” she said.  “ … I think that both racial discrimination and sexual assault deserve their own reporting systems that are tailored towards the specifics of the source of harm.”One potential attribute which could increase the frequency with which assaults are reported is integration with the Notre Dame mobile app, Watkins said.“Callisto has mentioned there’s the possibility of integrating it into schools apps that already exist on their phone,” she said. “So you don’t have to have a second wave of people trying to download the Callisto app. It would be on the app they already have, which is really exciting to me.”Rooper said she believes implementing Callisto will help create a better environment on campus concerning sexual assault.“[Callisto would create] a safer and more survivor-friendly process, because right now our process isn’t always super friendly to survivors,” she said. “So it would be great to make that process easier and more accessible and less emotionally harmful.”Tags: Callisto, Green Dot, sexual assault, Student governmentlast_img read more

Brazil to Test Border Surveillance During Military Operations

first_imgThe Brazilian Military is preparing to subect Project Sisfron (Comprehensive Border Surveillance System) to its first test. In June, the Armed Forces will deploy the system as part of Operation Ágata. Soldiers installed the system in the Southern Mato Grosso do Sul region under the auspices of the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade in Dourados, a city in Mato Grosso do Sul. This will be the ninth edition of the operation, coordinated by the Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCFA). The Military carries out the initiative at strategic points along Brazil’s borders as part of the country’s strategy to prevent crimes such as drug trafficking, smuggling, weapons trafficking, environmental crimes, immigration, and illegal prospecting. Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far, those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. By Dialogo May 12, 2015 Brazil’s Army Project Office (EPEx), created in 2012, evaluates, proposes, coordinates, and integrates efforts toward the realization of the Army’s large-scale, technologically and financially complex strategic projects. So far, those projects have included Guarani, Cyber Defense, Air Defense, Proteger, Astros 2020, and Sisfron. Sisfron is one of seven Brazilian Army strategic projects and consists of an integrated system of sensors to be used to strengthen the government’s presence and readiness along the border. To deploy Sisfron, the Armed Forces will install a comprehensive set of technological resources in the border region; the sensors will provide crucial information to Military commanders. Project solidifies its pilot phase and acquires drones “This will be our first chance to verify the system functions. We are going to test whether the data is transmitted satisfactorily, so we can make any necessary adjustments,” said Sisfron supervisor, Colonel Ary Pelegrino Filho. Military authorities expect the pilot phase will end in 2016. Since Sisfron’s creation in 2013, the government has invested approximately 1.3 billion Brazilian reals ($430 million) in the initiative, which is nearly 11 percent of the overall project budget. “We have delivered 100 percent of the action support subsystem for the pilot project and 50 percent of the requirements for the sensor system,” Col. Pelegrino said. “As for the engineering work, we can safely say that it is almost 70 percent complete.” These subsystems are in the integration phase, which is why they will be tested during Operation Ágata. “This will be our first chance to verify the system functions. We are going to test whether the data is transmitted satisfactorily, so we can make any necessary adjustments,” said Sisfron supervisor, Colonel Ary Pelegrino Filho. The Brazilian Military is preparing to subect Project Sisfron (Comprehensive Border Surveillance System) to its first test. In June, the Armed Forces will deploy the system as part of Operation Ágata. Soldiers installed the system in the Southern Mato Grosso do Sul region under the auspices of the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade in Dourados, a city in Mato Grosso do Sul. Military authorities expect the pilot phase will end in 2016. Since Sisfron’s creation in 2013, the government has invested approximately 1.3 billion Brazilian reals ($430 million) in the initiative, which is nearly 11 percent of the overall project budget. An investment of 480 million reals ($158 million) is budgeted for 2015 to follow up the installation of the pilot project in the region under the responsibility of the 4th Brigade. Col. Pelegrino stated that a small part of this amount – 40 million reals ($13 million) – already has been received and is being forwarded mainly to the consortium of companies responsible for the integration of the devices installed in Dourados. Project solidifies its pilot phase and acquires drones In the south, Sisfron will be set up in the area under the responsibility of the 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Paraná, a state that borders Paraguay (208 kilometers) and Argentina (293 kilometers). The 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade in Dourados is home to the Sisfron pilot project, which began in November 2014. The pilot project is divided into three subsystems. The first is the sensor system and decision-making support, which includes all command equipment, fixed and mobile control equipment, radars, sensors, and data software. The Armed Forces anticipates the Sisfron project will be completed by 2022, and will ultimately cover 17,000 kilometers of Brazil’s borders. The Military plans on cooperating with neighboring countries to reduce crime rates along the borders through partnerships between the Army and the various law enforcement agencies. The Armed Forces anticipates the Sisfron project will be completed by 2022, and will ultimately cover 17,000 kilometers of Brazil’s borders. The Military plans on cooperating with neighboring countries to reduce crime rates along the borders through partnerships between the Army and the various law enforcement agencies. Any military move to keep the nation under surveillance is very important. Very good. This project is important. We have a long border. We are in need of serious articles on social networks.This article shows how seriously servicemembers work and their great importance to our country. There is a strategic way of innovation, science and technology, which is not only strategic for Brazil, but can also be applied to areas of the private sector.Congratulations to the Brazilian Army. Congratulations to the Brazilian Army. This mission is patriotic for guarding our sovereignty. Warm regards to all. The Brazilian government is taking too long to implement this border monitoring project.The government has failed to raise more than $240 billion dollars annually in taxes.Also, the government has fails to create thousands of jobs in Brazilian industries, and the worst is the violence resulting from the weapons and drugs entering across our borders.http://www.derlyemarcelinho.com/ The project is very interesting considering that it’s intended to support the work undertaken by civil public officials working in customs and as police. The have been working “unsuccessfully” in fighting smuggling and embezzlement crimes, as well as drug trafficking and immigration. There has been talk for many years about effective border control using technology. In addition, society needs the integration of federal and related public services and agent training. The project is worth the hope that it leads to good and effective results. Let’s wait and see. Congratulations! To support the expansion, during 2015 the Military will acquire light vehicles, cranes, patrol boats, and individual equipment for service members, which will be supplied to units participating in Sisfron stage two. The plan is for stage two to begin in 2016, with the contracting process beginning in 2015. This will be the ninth edition of the operation, coordinated by the Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCFA). The Military carries out the initiative at strategic points along Brazil’s borders as part of the country’s strategy to prevent crimes such as drug trafficking, smuggling, weapons trafficking, environmental crimes, immigration, and illegal prospecting. Sisfron is one of seven Brazilian Army strategic projects and consists of an integrated system of sensors to be used to strengthen the government’s presence and readiness along the border. To deploy Sisfron, the Armed Forces will install a comprehensive set of technological resources in the border region; the sensors will provide crucial information to Military commanders. In addition to the progress toward completing the pilot phase, the plans for 2015 include seeking the requests for proposals to provide remote-piloted aircraft which will be used to conduct surveillance in the areas where the sensors will be deployed. In the next phase, the project will be expanded to the northern and southern areas of Brazil. In the north, Sisfron will be used by the 13th Motorized Infantry Brigade and the 17th Jungle Infantry Brigade. The 13th Brigade is located in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, a state that has a 780-kilometer border with Bolivia. The 17th Brigade is headquartered in Porto Velho, the capital of Rondônia, but it also has units in the state of Acre. Rondônia has a 1,342-kilometer border with Bolivia, while Acre has a 1,430-kilometer border with Peru. The Military is well-deployed to carry out the initiative; most of the units in the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade are stationed along the border with Paraguay, covering almost 600 kilometers in Mato Grosso do Sul. The goal of the Armed Forces is to have the Sisfron pilot project cover that entire length. The third subsystem is composed of engineering works, which include the construction of physical facilities, vehicle garages, and Troop housing, in addition to any retooling necessary to support or use the electronic equipment acquired. “We have delivered 100 percent of the action support subsystem for the pilot project and 50 percent of the requirements for the sensor system,” Col. Pelegrino said. “As for the engineering work, we can safely say that it is almost 70 percent complete.” These subsystems are in the integration phase, which is why they will be tested during Operation Ágata. In addition to the progress toward completing the pilot phase, the plans for 2015 include seeking the requests for proposals to provide remote-piloted aircraft which will be used to conduct surveillance in the areas where the sensors will be deployed. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments, in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features Sisfron. The second subsystem is designed to support actions and refers to equipment for individual Soldiers, vehicles, ships, and “anything necessary to allow the Army to take action to contain an adversary,” the Colonel said. The 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade in Dourados is home to the Sisfron pilot project, which began in November 2014. The pilot project is divided into three subsystems. The first is the sensor system and decision-making support, which includes all command equipment, fixed and mobile control equipment, radars, sensors, and data software. Sisfron stage two brings the project to Brazil’s north and south The second subsystem is designed to support actions and refers to equipment for individual Soldiers, vehicles, ships, and “anything necessary to allow the Army to take action to contain an adversary,” the Colonel said. The Military is well-deployed to carry out the initiative; most of the units in the 4th Mechanized Cavalry Brigade are stationed along the border with Paraguay, covering almost 600 kilometers in Mato Grosso do Sul. The goal of the Armed Forces is to have the Sisfron pilot project cover that entire length. The third subsystem is composed of engineering works, which include the construction of physical facilities, vehicle garages, and Troop housing, in addition to any retooling necessary to support or use the electronic equipment acquired. Sisfron stage two brings the project to Brazil’s north and south In the south, Sisfron will be set up in the area under the responsibility of the 15th Mechanized Infantry Brigade in Paraná, a state that borders Paraguay (208 kilometers) and Argentina (293 kilometers). In the next phase, the project will be expanded to the northern and southern areas of Brazil. In the north, Sisfron will be used by the 13th Motorized Infantry Brigade and the 17th Jungle Infantry Brigade. The 13th Brigade is located in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, a state that has a 780-kilometer border with Bolivia. The 17th Brigade is headquartered in Porto Velho, the capital of Rondônia, but it also has units in the state of Acre. Rondônia has a 1,342-kilometer border with Bolivia, while Acre has a 1,430-kilometer border with Peru. Diálogo is presenting each of the projects, their objectives and challenges, as well as new developments, in a series of weekly reports. This week’s report features Sisfron. To support the expansion, during 2015 the Military will acquire light vehicles, cranes, patrol boats, and individual equipment for service members, which will be supplied to units participating in Sisfron stage two. The plan is for stage two to begin in 2016, with the contracting process beginning in 2015. An investment of 480 million reals ($158 million) is budgeted for 2015 to follow up the installation of the pilot project in the region under the responsibility of the 4th Brigade. Col. Pelegrino stated that a small part of this amount – 40 million reals ($13 million) – already has been received and is being forwarded mainly to the consortium of companies responsible for the integration of the devices installed in Dourados. last_img read more

Innovation pioneers of the credit union industry

first_imgThe future of Credit Unions is highly reliant on a new population, larger than the Boomers and more relevant to Credit Unions now more than ever. The burning question Credit Unions are asking themselves and their members is “How we can capture the millennial market?”In a time when tech-savvy millennials are overlooked as consumers yet have more information at their fingertips than any other demographic, Credit Unions are in a position to be favored over banks. Competition between the two is fierce as this younger generation begins to borrow money for homes, cars, and business ventures. Banks are spending significantly more money than credit unions to market to millennials, advertising convenience but overlooking demand for quality. According to a recent Gallup survey, banks have lost market share and the trust of consumers. Credit Unions must seize this opportunity to position themselves as a trusted leader in financial services to millennials by marketing to them with the same personal care and attention as they would be treated when walking into a branch.In a recent interview from the Tampa Bay Business Journal with Tom Dorety, President and CEO of Suncoast Credit Union, he said “If you don’t get a connection with millennials now, you may lose it forever.” In my hundreds of conversations over the years with Credit Union leaders and marketing executives, they would agree that catching the attention and trust of millennials, or they would like to say their future members, is on the for front of their strategic goals.When it comes to millennial member engagement, technology is key. In order to achieve that personal connection with a growing member base, credit unions must adopt customer intelligence strategies in order to personalize the millennial member’s investment experience. Some Credit Unions are in front of the curve, while many are still lagging far behind.Credit Unions have an advantage over banks as they are structured differently and can be more agile with innovation. Many Credit Union leaders describe themselves on the innovation curve such as “in the infancy stages”, or “we are toddlers”, and “we are learning to walk”. I have heard in so-many words that they are now starting to “look” at data yet have started a big data project this year.In a recent thought leadership talk, Disruption Day Tampa Bay, I was delighted to share the stage with many professional peers discussing disruptive technologies relevant to credit unions. Big data is one that was discussed as a technology that has great business value but still not well understood. It’s become apparent that as credit unions attempt to grow beyond the “infancy stage” they are often trying to run before learning how to crawl. Credit Unions have the opportunity to leverage better and deeper connections with their members but it cannot be achieved overnight. Credit Unions, or any business for that matter, should not feel burdened with figuring out big data or data analytics on their own. They should rely on industry experts that can move them efficiently and quickly to where they should be on their Business Intelligence maturity plan, which is walking with ease and accuracy. 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carolyn Eagen Carolyn Eagen is an Account Executive with Sogeti USA, a Capgemini Group Company. Carolyn and Sogeti help clients identify a best practice approach to complex business challenges through advanced technology … Web: www.us.sogeti.com Detailslast_img read more

Shots fired in Johnson City along Broad Street and Corliss Avenue

first_imgNew York State Police, Johnson City Police, and Binghamton Police all responded to the scene. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Johnson City Police are investigating a shot fired incident along Broad Street and Corliss Avenue in the village. A 12 News crew got to the scene at around 9:45 p.m. and overheard a neighbor telling police they heard “a loud bang.” It is unclear if there is a threat to the public at this time, or if there are any injuries. This is a developing story. Stick with 12 News for further updates.last_img