AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgPremier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTelekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM.mw)  2018 annual report.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileTelekom Networks Malawi Limited is the major provider of telecommunication services in Malawi; offering a range of products that include post- and pre-paid airtime, interconnections, international incoming and roaming, handsets, equipment and accessories. Additional products and services include smart data packages, a mobile money wallet called Mpamba, Yanga Internet bundles; as well as voice services which include caller tune, call conference and mobile directory services. Value-added services include Me2U which allows customers to share airtime, Pasavute airtime services, and multimedia messaging services. Innovations include the introduction of 3.5g broadband services and high-speed wireless Internet access, voice and data connectivity, and video and music streaming. Telekom Networks Malawi Limited was the first mobile network operator in Malawi and was established as a joint venture between Telekom Malaysia and the then government-owned Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL). Telekom Malaysia sold its 60% majority stake in TNM and the telecommunication enterprise is now a wholly-owned Malawi company. Telekom Networks Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I think it could be time to buy the Shell share price’s 10% dividend yield

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 | More on: RDSB 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I think it could be time to buy the Shell share price’s 10% dividend yieldcenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! The Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) share price currently supports a dividend yield of 10%. This looks extremely attractive in the current interest rate environment.However, over the past few weeks, blue-chip dividend stocks have been lining up to announce dividend cuts, as they try and conserve cash to cope with the coronavirus crisis. These actions have sparked concern that Shell could be next to chop its payout.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…Luckily, the company has been quick to take action to safeguard its payment. With this being the case, it looks as if now could be the time to buy the Shell share price for its 10% dividend.Shell share price: dividend securityLast week, the group informed the market it has signed a new multi-billion-dollar credit facility, to the tune of $12bn. It was part of management’s actions to bolster the balance sheet and support the Shell share price. The new facility came hot off the heels of another $10bn line of financing agreed in December. Together, as well as other resources, these credit lines give the group more than $40bn of cash to weather the current storm.The company has also announced actions to reduce capital spending, falling to $20bn for 2020. Initial projections suggested the group was going to spend as much as $25bn this year on capital projects. Management is also looking to reduce overall operating costs by $3bn to $4bn this year.These actions should help free up more cash for the group. If the oil price recovers, management’s efforts to reduce costs should also help the business recover faster than its peers.Further, the group now has the firepower to acquire struggling peers. In the last oil price crash five years ago, Shell did just that. It acquired liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer BG Group at the bottom of the cycle. The deal made the oil major one of the largest LNG producers overnight. These supply contracts reduced the business’s dependence on oil, which should help it move through this downturn in one piece. Acquisitions could also help the Shell share price recover faster when the oil market rebounds. City analysts believe all of the above will be enough to ensure Shell’s dividend is safe for the next 12 months. That’s based on current oil prices of around $30 per barrel.If oil prices remain below $30 for longer than 12 months, then the company might have to make some tough decisions. However, with most economists predicting a recovery in economic activity towards the end of 2020, it seems likely the Shell share price will not disappoint investors over the next 12-24 months.Even if the downturn does last longer than expected, Shell has lots of options. The company can cut costs further, or turn to script dividend payments, as it did in the last oil price downturn. With these payments, the business issues shares instead of cash. This allows the business to maintain its dividend while reducing cash outflows.All in all, it looks as if the company has the financial firepower to survive the current downturn. That’s why I think it could be time to buy the Shell share price, and its 10% dividend yield, today. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

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Shane Williams bows out on a high with decisive tries in PRO12 final

first_imgMonday May 28, 2012 Shane Williams bows out on a high with decisive tries in PRO12 final Shane Williams helped the Ospreys to a dramatic 31-30 win over European Champions Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 final in Dublin on Sunday. Williams scored twice, including a late try that was brilliantly converted by Dan Biggar. Hanging up his boots at the age of 35, Williams has sensationally scored tries in all of his ‘farewell’ games. First it was against the Wallabies for Wales, then he did it a few weeks back in what was dubbed his farewell game, then yesterday he did it in his final game for the Ospreys.Williams feels that after beating the Heineken Cup winners, Ospreys should now be regarded as one of the strongest sides in Europe. “We’ve shown that we can compete with the likes of Leinster.“They are probably the best European side ever, really, up there with Toulouse and Munster. And we can come to the RDS and play a full-strength side and come away with a victory under pressure.“That’s the sign of a good team. I am very proud of the fact that I am associated with the Ospreys.“We have worked very hard this season, we have had our ups and downs and there has been a lot of change in the ranks, with a lot of players leaving the region. For us to stick at it the way we have this season, it’s a compliment to the guys.“I’ll never forget this day. It’s up there with anything I’ve achieved in my career. To go out with a couple of tries in a final in your last game for the region means a huge amount.”Williams will play one mroe game on Saturday, for the Barbarians, against none other than Wales.Below are his two tries and the winning conversion. The rest of the highlights will be posted soon.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Very Low Energy House Halle / HASA – Architecten

first_img Photographs ArchDaily Houses Year:  CopyAbout this officeHASA – ArchitectenOfficeFollowProductsGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHalleBelgiumPublished on November 11, 2018Cite: “Very Low Energy House Halle / HASA – Architecten” 11 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Very Low Energy House Halle / HASA – Architecten Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 23Curated by Martita Vial Share Projects Area:  335 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Belgium CopyHouses•Halle, Belgiumcenter_img Manufacturers: DuPont, Hullebusch, SVK, TossB, StengEngineering:BALT EngineeringEnergy Advisor:SVE EnergyCity:HalleCountry:BelgiumMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. This very energy-efficient house (NEBverw 14,89 kWh/m²) is conceived as a series of interlocking, spacious rooms that, thanks to its meticulously placed windows, open up to its surroundings. Although designed for a dynamic 70-year-old, it is suited for a family of 4.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe semi-detached house had to respect the volume of the neighbouring house, constructed 20 years earlier. To compensate for the rather low cornice that had to be respected, we made cut-outs in the roof surface to allow daylight to enter the bedrooms on the first and second floor.Save this picture!PlanSave this picture!PlanFor the exterior, we used neutral grey materials, providing a harmonising coherence with the neighbour, yet distinct enough to avoid triviality.  Front and side facades were done in robust bricks, the rear facade and the roof were covered with cement slates to create one whole . Perforated steel sheets provide privacy where needed.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeWe placed the main entrance at the side of the house to optimise  circulation space in the house. The sitting room is on the street side (east facade),  with a partially raised ceiling to provide ample daylight. The high-placed window to the street ensures the room gets ample daylight, yet guarantees a distinct level of cosiness.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeIn the dining room at the rear, a panoramic window highlights the views of the open meadows and fields behind the house. A compact, yet functional, kitchen divides the two living spaces. At noon, the sunlight enters the kitchen through a narrow void right above it. Small perforation in the kitchen walls connect the sitting and dining rooms, offering different views and light.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeOn the first floor, a similar floorplan allows for 2 bedrooms to be separated by a shower room. The latter connects to the void above the kitchen, receiving indirect daylight. A second bathroom is placed in the hall.Save this picture!SectionOn the second floor a third bedroom with a roof terrace offers magnificent views on the fields. The technical room is located next to this bedroom.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe basement houses a workshop and a library, separated by a pantry. The workshop gets natural light through the adjacent staircase, the library is lit through the glass floor in the dining room.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeInterior finishes, fixed furnishings and light fixtures are designed to enhance the spaciousness of the house. Natural materials, developing a patina over the years, give a soft touch to the clean architectural lines.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessZGF Reveals Google’s New L.A. Office in Historic California HangarArchitecture NewsScandinavian Spaceship / Kvistad Design StudioSelected Projects Share Very Low Energy House Halle / HASA – ArchitectenSave this projectSaveVery Low Energy House Halle / HASA – Architecten Photographs:  Tim Van de Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” 2015 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905531/very-low-energy-house-halle-hasa-architecten Clipboard Architects: HASA – Architecten Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/905531/very-low-energy-house-halle-hasa-architecten Clipboardlast_img read more

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Owers House / John Pardey Architects

first_imgManufacturers: Kalzip, NR Taylor Bricks, Nemetschek, RIW, Schüco, TyvekSave this picture!© James MorrisRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Sitting on the banks of the Falmouth estuary, the site faces west with views south towards the sea. Immediately below the site lies the Grade II listed house ‘Creek Vean’ designed by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, then practicing as ‘Team 4’ that was built in 1966 and is perhaps the finest house built in the 1960s in England. The presence of such an important modernist house immediately­ below the site sets a very high standard indeed.Save this picture!© James MorrisSave this picture!Elevations and PlanSave this picture!© James MorrisThe plan of Creek Vean is split into two wings by a grass-covered staircase and opens to the views through splayed rooms – our design takes a cue from this is also splitting the house into two distinct elements – a bedroom/study wing that sits along the contours, and a living wing that runs against the slope. A bridge provides access into the glazed hallway between these two forms.Save this picture!© James MorrisFrom the lane, the house appears as slightly mysterious ‘blank’ walls, with a bridge inviting entrance into a glazed atrium (a solid front door prevents the immediate view until opened). The walls are clad in a dark, almost black, timber cladding, heightening the sense of mystery and evoking traditional tarred Cornish fishermen’s buildings. To the southern side, a two-story-high wing contains bedrooms and study spaces, lit from a high-level clerestory to the north.Save this picture!© James MorrisBedrooms are fully glazed and set back beneath an over-sailing roof offering solar shading, while balconies shade the lower floor rooms. From the west, the upper timber level sits atop a chalky brick base to appear to ‘float’. To the northern side, a flat-roofed living room incorporating kitchen, dining and utility spaces project out into the site in a dramatic cantilever above the dropping site – so that the living room gains fabulous views out across the estuary. The deep roof overhangs also prevent any glare when viewed from the estuary or from across the Creek.Save this picture!© James MorrisSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© James MorrisThis cantilevered living space would make not just an extraordinary place to live among the treetops, but a dramatic architecture to complement Creek Vean. A chimney – the epitome of home and Englishness – impales the living wing and creates a bbq space on the sheltered terrace below. The house has solar panels set flat on the living wing roof and the pitched roof over the bedrooms is designed to receive photovoltaic panels.Save this picture!© James MorrisProject gallerySee allShow lessDavid Street House / Murray Legge ArchitectureSelected ProjectsHalo House / Breathe ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Photographs Houses 2015 CopyHouses•Feock, United Kingdom Architects: John Pardey Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  James Morris Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917564/owers-house-john-pardey-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917564/owers-house-john-pardey-architects Clipboard Owers House / John Pardey Architects ArchDailycenter_img Year:  Save this picture!© James Morris+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” United Kingdom CopyAbout this officeJohn Pardey ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFeockUnited KingdomPublished on May 22, 2019Cite: “Owers House / John Pardey Architects” 22 May 2019. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  282 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Owers House / John Pardey ArchitectsSave this projectSaveOwers House / John Pardey Architects “COPY”last_img read more

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Radio journalist under death threat after revealing municipal “favoritism” case

first_img China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting PeruAmericas September 19, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist under death threat after revealing municipal “favoritism” case Follow the news on Peru Receive email alerts PeruAmericas to go further Organisation News April 1, 2020 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elitescenter_img Reporters Without Borders today expressed alarm at apparent death threats made against Julio César Mendoza Escobar, presenter of the programme “El matador” (the killer”) on Radio Candela in Yurimaguas in the north-east.Two armed men turned up outside the journalist’s home on 10 September 2007 apparently lying in wait for him, after he exposed fraud implicating municipal officials. Mendoza Escobar was about to return home when a neighbour tipped him off that the men were outside his door, one with a revolver. Having been attacked a few weeks earlier and fearing for his safety he has left his home and sought protection.“We do not know if these men wanted to kill Julio César Mendoza Escobar or simply to frighten him, but this case is extremely worrying,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We urge the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and that steps are taken to ensure the safety of this journalist, who is clearly being targeted because of his work.”This came after the journalist spoke about suspected corruption on the part of municipal officials. In particular he accused the mayor of Alto Amazonas, Héctor Hidalgo Rojas, of having shown favouritism to an organization which won the tender to head a social programme “Vaso de Leche” (Glass of Milk) in some local areas. The journalist told Reporters Without Borders that he had received several threats since July in an attempt to shut him up. Mendoza Escobar said that the organisation systematically obtained contracts thanks to “arrangements” with officials at the councils benefiting from the programme. News Help by sharing this information News December 4, 2019 Find out more February 10, 2017 Find out more News RSF_en Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerablelast_img read more

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Impossible Foods Launches 2021 Internship Program

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Previous articleGlobal Erectile Dysfunction Market Outlook and Forecast Report 2021-2026 – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleGlobal Laboratory Automated Incubators Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Drivers and Trends – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 19, 2021– Impossible Foods is launching its 2021 summer internship program today by posting openings for 26 roles across the company, from R&D to Communications. Impossible Foods’ internship program is one of the most purpose-driven programs in Silicon Valley, giving students and graduates the opportunity to make a direct impact on the world’s most pressing environmental issues. The company receives thousands of applications from students, new graduates, and young leaders from around the world. Already considered the world’s No. 1 environmental startup, Impossible Foods’ mission is to reverse global warming and halt the world’s catastrophic biodiversity collapse by creating a mainstream, mass-market, consumer movement to eliminate among the most destructive technologies in human history: animal agriculture. The company’s flagship Impossible™ Burger has already started to displace sales of animal-derived foods, whose production is one of the biggest generators of greenhouse gas emissions and the leading driver of the global meltdown in wildlife. “Impossible Foods is where the world’s most creative thinkers — including undergrads, new grads and post-docs — can help solve the biggest problems facing humanity and our planet,” said Dr. Pat O. Brown, CEO and Founder of Impossible Foods. “Some brilliant, subversive and inspirational ideas have come from Impossible Foods interns, and their fresh perspective and risk tolerance reinforce our company’s unique values and culture.” The application process is open through the end of March. Internships begin in mid-June. The summer 2021 intern cohort will include 100% telecommuting and hybrid positions; numerous R&D roles will be on site in the company’s R&D center in the San Francisco Bay Area. All positions are paid at competitive hourly rates. Impossible Foods is focused on recruiting diverse talent and hiring interns that represent the communities they serve. The program aims to build a strong, inclusive culture, where innovation can flourish. Interested applicants can view the job descriptions and apply here. Interns in the pipeline Impossible Foods’ first official summer internship program was in 2018, when 18 interns from an applicant pool of more than 1,500 people took on high-impact work to change the global food system. As Impossible Foods rocketed to one of the hottest brands in America, the number of applicants has surged every year since. The internship program has become a significant pipeline for talent; nearly one in four Impossible Foods interns since 2018 have become full-time, permanent employees after their 10-week internships. The 2020 intern cohort had an even greater rate of conversion to permanent employees; half of the most recent interns converted to permanent roles, with a wide range of benefits, including stock options. In addition to solving the world’s most pressing environmental challenge, interns participate in career and community-building activities including a Community Service Day with other interns; “Lunch & Learns” with senior executives; mentorship meetings; weekly All Hands meetings with the entire company; and other events. All interns are assigned a mentor to support and inspire them throughout the summer. “We have high expectations of our interns, who go through the same rigorous application process as any prospective hire,” said Kae Saechin, R&D Recruiting Manager and head of the internship program at Impossible Foods. “And our interns have very high job satisfaction: They establish close bonds with others in their cohort and throughout the company at large. It’s a lot of work and even more fun.” All Science No Bull About half of the 2021 internships are in R&D. These internships are in addition to a year-long push to double the size of the company’s R&D team, which currently has about 50 immediate openings. The recruiting team is also looking to fill 10 roles as part of the all-new “Impossible Investigator program” — a high-impact alternative to traditional academic faculty positions. These roles represent an unprecedented opportunity for scientists who want the facilities, resources and innovative environment to create an entirely new technology platform to replace animals as our technology for turning plants into meat, fish and dairy foods. For details, check out Impossible Foods’ R&D recruiting site, allsciencenobull.com. About Impossible Foods: Based in California’s Silicon Valley, Impossible Foods makes delicious, nutritious meat and dairy products — with a much smaller environmental footprint than meat from animals. The privately held company was founded in 2011 by Patrick O. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at Stanford University and a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Investors include Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates, Google Ventures, Horizons Ventures, UBS, Viking Global Investors, Temasek, Sailing Capital, and Open Philanthropy Project. More information: impossiblefoods.com Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn Blog Press kit: www.impossiblefoods.com/media View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210219005126/en/ CONTACT: Keely Sulprizio [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FOOD/BEVERAGE ENVIRONMENT RETAIL SCIENCE RESEARCH SOURCE: Impossible Foods Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Treasury: Comprehensive Housing Finance Reform Must Be Built on Core Principles

first_img Treasury: Comprehensive Housing Finance Reform Must Be Built on Core Principles  Print This Post Antonio WeissAmid many calls from housing industry stakeholders and politicians alike in the last few years to end the FHFA’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a top Treasury official said on Friday that the Obama Administration believes that any comprehensive housing finance reform that occurs must be built on a set of established core principles.Speaking at the Consumer Federation of America’s Annual Financial Services Conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Treasury Secretary, stated that the housing finance system remains “the great unfinished business” of financial reform. He noted that the Administration stands behind a set of core principles for housing finance reform:Those core principles include:Providing broad access to long-term, fixed rate lending in all communities through all economic cycles.Limiting taxpayer exposure to an explicit, appropriately-priced guarantee to ensure against catastrophic risk.Maintaining a level playing field for community banks and credit unions, which know how best to serve their customers.Weiss noted the most significant bipartisan legislative effort at comprehensive finance reform, introduced in 2014 by Senators Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), passed out of the Senate Banking Committee but never received a full floor vote. While Weiss said he believed this bill embodied several of the core principles laid out by the Administration, at the same time he noted that many have expressed concerns about the bill.“Chief among them was a concern that it would not do enough to meet the needs of traditionally underserved markets,” Weiss said. “While the GSEs’ business model is flawed, much of what they do to promote access and affordability is effective. FHFA has reflected a commitment to these important priorities, including their promulgation of duty-to-serve requirements, an essential catalyst to do more to address borrowers with low to moderate income. We believe a new system should build upon the existing policies that are already working.”Weiss said others believe the bill should have done more to ensure a level playing field between smaller firms and larger financial institutions. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily “We recognize that prospects for achieving a bipartisan path forward in the near-term are dim. But we still must lay the groundwork for a future system.”Antonio Weiss, Counselor to the Treasury Secretary“Expanding a future housing finance system to include smaller institutions has benefits beyond safeguarding the economy,” Weiss said. “Community banks, credit unions, and local lenders are closer to many borrowers outside the purview of the largest lenders. They are in a unique position to assess and address the credit needs of their customer base. This can lead to more effective risk assessment, and better outcomes for borrowers and investors.”Weiss reiterated his stance against Treasury allowing for the recapitalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and releasing them from the FHFA’s conservatorship, stating that “This approach is simply a bad deal for taxpayers and homeowners alike.” Weiss published an editorial in Bloomberg View in October insisting that the so-called “recap and release” of the GSEs would not happen during the final year of the Obama Administration and that it was a bad idea because it would not increase access to the housing market for creditworthy borrowers, taxpayers have not been fully repaid for the $187.5 billion bailout the GSEs received in 2008, and the cost of obtaining a mortgage would go up since it would take decades for the GSEs to build safe and sound levels of capital.Until housing finance reform that is built on those core principles can occur, the Administration and FHFA have engaged in a series of “administrative actions” to reduce the risk to taxpayers in the housing market, one of which is winding down the legacy investment portfolio of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Weiss also noted the “steady progress” the GSEs have made in implementing risk-sharing transactions that “aim to reduce taxpayer risk and revive the role of private capital in the housing market.”“We remain committed to working with Congress on housing reform that meets our core principles,” Weiss said. “We recognize that prospects for achieving a bipartisan path forward in the near-term are dim. But we still must lay the groundwork for a future system.” December 4, 2015 1,029 Views Previous: What Changes Are Coming to the CFPB’s Consumer Complaint Database? Next: Will 2016 Bring Unwelcome Surprises for the Housing Market? 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