David Ross considers dismantling debt-laden property firm Kandahar

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Sunday 26 September 2010 9:58 pm David Ross considers dismantling debt-laden property firm Kandahar by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com THE CO-FOUNDER of Carphone Warehouse is set to break up his property empire and dispose of debt-laden assets, according to reports yesterday. David Ross has hired property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman &Wakefield to advise on the options for his Kandahar Group retail property company, reported the Sunday Telegraph. Neither company could confirm the claims yesterday. There are several parties interested in puchasing the entire company, according to the reports, but Ross has begun to plan for a £230m sale of the Drake Circus shopping centre in Plymouth in case a bidder cannot be found. Ross has been using his own money to meet interest payments and keep Kandahar afloat since the firm breached banking covenants in December 2009. Kandahar was set up as a £500m joint venture with Morgan Stanley, but was badly hit by tumbling property values during the financial crisis.Ross was caught up in an FSA investigation after he inadvertently broke shareholder disclosure rules through Kandahar in 2008. He used his 20 per cent stake in Carphone Warehouse as security for Kandahar’s refinancing, but did not tell the boards of the companies. He stepped down from a series of high-profile roles at Carphone Warehouse, National Express and the London Olympic Games in the wake of the news, and prompted the FSA to declare an amnesty for the scores of other directors who had also pledged shares to back personal loans. Kandahar was unavailable for comment yesterday, while the on-duty manager at Drake Circus declined to comment. last_img read more

Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgLearn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Learn Africa Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Learn Africa Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Learn Africa Plc (LEARNA.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 5th June 2021, is US$232.08K (NGN89.26M). An average of US$19.34K (NGN7.44M) per month.Learn Africa Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileLearn Africa Plc publishes and distributes educational material for the pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education sectors in Nigeria. The company markets reference material, professional material, and general reading material as well as provides teacher training, education development programmes, digital content and educational consultancy services. Established in 1961 and formerly known as Longman Nigeria, the company was wholly-owned by Longman Group UK Limited, now Pearson Education. Pearson and Longman Nigeria mutually agreed to become separate corporate entities in 2011. Learn Africa Plc is the largest educational publisher in Nigeria with the widest range of books and educational resources as well as an expansive distribution network. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Learn Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

What’s next for the Boohoo share price?

first_img The Boohoo (LSE: BOO) share price has outperformed the market over the past five years. The stock has added 585% since May 2016, compared to a return of 19% for the FTSE All-Share index over the same period. However, over the past few months, the company has started to lag the market. Indeed, year-to-date Boohoo shares have declined nearly 5%. On the other hand, the FTSE All-Share has added 7%. That’s underperformance of 12% for the year so far. 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…The question is, should I make the most of this decline and snap up some shares of the fast-fashion business for my portfolio today? Boohoo share price on offer? Over the past five years, Boohoo has taken the UK fashion market by storm. The company’s sales have exploded as management has pursued an aggressive growth strategy. The firm has spent tens of millions on marketing and has very low costs. This means it can reinvest more profit than traditional bricks-and-mortar brands, driving a virtuous cycle. After years of knock-out growth, it now looks as if the business is starting to mature. According to the company’s latest set of full-year results, revenue growth for the current year is expected to fall to ‘only’ around 25%, below the 41% increase in the year to February 2021. These figures are, in a word, disappointing. The market has got used to the company’s explosive growth, and Boohoo has recently been snapping up new brands to bolster its customer offering.Newly acquired brands include Burton, Wallis and Debenhams. These brands are expected to deliver approximately five percentage points of the group’s overall growth for the year. That implies without these acquisitions, organic growth would be around 20%. Valuation concerns This sort of growth would be enough to send shares in most companies skyrocketing. However, there’s already a lot of expectation baked in to the Boohoo share price. As a result, the stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 54.2, which is incredibly high.Even after factoring in the company’s growth, the stock is trading at a PEG ratio of 1.3. A ratio below 1 indicates the investment offers growth at a reasonable price and is therefore undervalued compared to its growth potential. Still, the company has outperformed its own growth targets in the past. So, I wouldn’t rule out the same happening again. However, in the past, Boohoo has been a market leader. Today competitors are catching up, which could be one reason why its growth has slowed so substantially. If this trend continues, the slower growth rate could be the new normal for the fast-fashion business, which would have a detrimental impact on the Boohoo share price. After taking all of the above into account, I’m not willing to buy Boohoo shares today. The company is still growing at a double-digit rate, and there’s a chance it could outperform expectations for the year. But its valuation does not leave much room for error. Another disappointment could lead to a re-rating of the shares to a lower multiple.  Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! What’s next for the Boohoo share price? 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_img Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: BOO 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. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

David Knox does a Hollywood, sending off Os Du Randt in 1997

first_imgMonday Feb 4, 2008 David Knox does a Hollywood, sending off Os Du Randt in 1997 We’ve all seen what soccer players are like when they get the slightest of nudges, or take a decent tackle – they hold their heads, roll around on the floor, and basically act as if they’ve either broken a leg or a family member has just died. Commonly known as a ‘Hollywood’, acting to get a penalty or more is a common way to trick the ref into thinking the incident was worse than it actually is. In the 1997 game between the Boks and the Wallabies, flyhalf David Knox took a bit of a late hit from Os Du Randt which in normal circumstances should have just been a penalty, if that. Through his acting, Knox managed to milk a penalty and a crazy yellow card for big Os. Thankfully I’ve only seen this type of acting on the rugby field once or twice. Soccer can keep it as far I’m concerned.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 30 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsThe 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

House B / Format Elf Architekten

first_img Houses Save this picture!© Cordula De Bloeme+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769246/house-b-format-elf-architekten Clipboard photographs:  Cordula De BloemePhotographs:  Cordula De BloemeSave this picture!© Cordula De BloemeRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Located in the urban outskirts of Munich, the detached single-family house B built in timber frame construction was completed after only six months of construction.
On the small plot the maximal possible cubature and the existing parameters have been used in an optimal way.
The building follows line of the houses in the street and thus continues the urban edge along the link road. The front garden area next to the street is thereby supported and the roof orientation of the surrounding buildings continued.Save this picture!© Cordula De BloemeThe typical picture of a gabled roof house characteristic of the area is taken up, but is enhanced by the perforated facade and interpreted contemporarily. The roof pitches, which were determined mathematically according to the yard and setback regulations, have been implemented innovatively in the form of an asymmetrical roof in order to create maximum living space on the small plot.Save this picture!© Cordula De BloemeThe facade that faces the public space and with it the sound emissions from the road traffic contains only a small number of indented or protruded windows and is therefore more closed. On the far side of the road the buildingSave this picture!Floor Planopens towards the garden with large windows. Thereby the small inner and outer areas visually merge to one combined large living space.Save this picture!© Cordula De BloemeThe predominant colours and materials used on the building are reflected in the interior design. The living room is separated from the circulation area by two black furniture boxes. The white floor gives the room brightness and depth. The timber of the Brettstapel ceiling remains visible and is repeated in the furniture, stairs and doors. Maximum residential value on a minimal plot.Save this picture!© Cordula De BloemeProject gallerySee allShow lessRSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6×6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015Architecture NewsBauhaus Apartment Redesign / RUST architectsSelected Projects Share House B / Format Elf Architekten Year:  CopyHouses•Aubing, Germany ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/769246/house-b-format-elf-architekten Clipboard Architects: Format Elf Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2015center_img Year:  ArchDaily “COPY” 2015 “COPY” House B / Format Elf ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse B / Format Elf Architekten Germany Photographs CopyAbout this officeFormat Elf ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAubingGermanyPublished on June 27, 2015Cite: “House B / Format Elf Architekten” 27 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?B住宅/ Format Elf Architekten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

Vistakon announces 100 new jobs

first_imgEmail LIMERICK is to get an further employment boost as contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, as it invests €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The announcement came this Monday as the investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Vistakon Ireland has been a major provider of employment and an important exporter since 1996,” noted Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD said Vistakon Ireland had been a highly respected employer in the Mid West Region for over 15 years.  “It has an extensive network of local and national suppliers for goods and services, all of which contribute significantly to the Irish economy.”Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people. Advertisement Print Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsVistakon announces 100 new jobsBy admin – January 14, 2013 654 Linkedin Previous article€10.5 million tourism investments boost to cityNext articleGroup sends clear message about Limerick sex trade adminlast_img read more

Dundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murder

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Email NewsBreaking newsDundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murderBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2014 878 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleGardai to close speeding loopholeNext articleAll is ready for Riverfest Bank holiday spectacular Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter THIS Thursday, three judges, four senior counsel and five barristers along with dozens of Gardaí and witnesses will gather again at Dublin’s high-security Special Criminal Court for the trial of two men charged with the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Steve Collins; his wife, Carmel and their daughter Leanna will once again hear how the 35-year-old father was gunned down outside Coin Castle Amusements at the Roxboro Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.This time, the State will allege a connection between the two accused, Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen and the hired gunman who delivered the fatal shot. Declared as a homeless, but originally from Limerick, 26-year-old James Dillion was convicted and is serving life for murder.36-year-old Dundon and 24-year-old Killeen appeared in court last Tuesday to hear their defence argue that material relating to the disclosure of the State’s case was still outstanding.Prosecuting counsel Michael O’Higgins SC and Sean Guerin SC told the three women judges of the non-jury court that they needed additional time to furnish the defence with evidence of further recordings of conversations between Gardaí and potential witnesses who were in prison custody at the time.It will be the first time in the history of the State, a murder trial will be heard at the Special Criminal Court by an all female bench.When they were brought to the dock area of Court 11 on Tuesday, Dundon and Killeen had a brief consultation with their defence teams before proceedings began.Dundon grinned over at Steve Collins after he acknowledged two of his own family members at the other side of the court.Senior counsels Michael O’Higgins and Sean Guerin told the court that there was a manageable list of disclosure material to be furnished to the defence and that significant Garda resources were assigned to deal with the issue.Mr O’Higgins said there was no complacency on the part of the State but he did accept that there were a number of matters still outstanding.Counsel for Nathan Killeen, Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, said that it was not satisfactory that matters were coming so late, adding that they felt there was no “reality in the short term to the case going on”.Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, together with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge Ann Ryan said that the court appreciated the amount of work being done in relation to the trial advancing.The opening of the trial was adjourned and an earlier court order was extended for the Prison Service to disclose recordings made, between a range of agreed dates, from Garda stations to potential witnesses who were in custody at the time.Transcripts of sentencing hearings from 2011 with Gareth Keogh Collins and another man are also to be given to the defence.Mr O’Higgins said that no “controversial evidence” would be heard before the May Bank Holiday weekend. TAGSfeaturedmurderMusic LimerickNathan Killeenroy collinsSpecial Criminal CourtWayne Dundon #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

Fire Broke Out In Rohini Court Complex, No Casualties Reported

first_imgNews UpdatesFire Broke Out In Rohini Court Complex, No Casualties Reported Karan Tripathi17 Jun 2020 11:02 PMShare This – xOn Thursday morning, a major fire broke out on the third floor of Rohini District Court Complex. As per the media reports, the fire broke out at around 9:30 am in the record room from where it subsequently extended to other rooms. As per the fire officials, no casualties have been reported so far but many files have been destroyed in the fire. As the fire…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn Thursday morning, a major fire broke out on the third floor of Rohini District Court Complex. As per the media reports, the fire broke out at around 9:30 am in the record room from where it subsequently extended to other rooms. As per the fire officials, no casualties have been reported so far but many files have been destroyed in the fire. As the fire department brought the situation under control, the court officials have been directed to assess the situation in the said court premises.Story to be updated[Watch Video] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Winter’s latest volley coming in Tuesday

first_img Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Brian Crandall Here’s what it’s looking like for time frames. Tuesday morning, the commute will be snowy, and a few inches of snow are likely to fall up through about noon. At that time, sleet is expected to mix into the snow, and that will probably be another inch of a snow/sleet combination. By 3-4 PM, the warm air layer will have thickened enough to turn the precipitation into rain, which with the snow on the ground and temperatures around 30 °F at the surface, meaning it will freeze to untreated roads and other untreated surfaces. Temperatures will slowly climb as we find ourselves wedged between two low pressure systems along the front, but sleet and freezing rain will persist through the evening commute and into Tuesday night, with temperatures warming to above freezing after midnight. It would not be a surprise to have just a cold rain for at least a few others Wednesday morning before sunrise.Wednesday morning will see a shift to snow, as temperatures hover around 32 °F. There will not be a warm layer to melt the inch or so of snow that falls, but the winds will pick up Wednesday afternoon as the second low passes to the northeast and its rear flank cold front passes through, with gusts up to 35 MPH. Wednesday will be cloudy, around freezing, with scattered snow showers and gusty winds. Wednesday night will see the winds calm as the cold front moves away, and temperatures will drop to the lower 20s.Keep in mind, this is a really complicated setup with two moisture-heavy lows and temperatures hovering around freezing for most of the event. It will not take much to make it a more snow-heavy event, or a more ice-heavy event. Keep an eye on the forecast and for any updates as the system evolves.Thursday will be warmer and drier, as a high pressure system over the Southeast draws up milder air. Apart from a few lingering rain or snow showers, it will be mostly cloudy and dry, with highs in the low 40s. Thursday night will be cloudy with lows in the low 30s.Friday is round two for storm systems, as a second low develops in the southern Great Plains and moves northeastward through the Ohio River Valley. Ahead of the low, its counterclockwise circulation with work with the high to funnel warmer air into the region, so highs are likely to make it into the mid 40s Friday with rain building into the region during the morning hours. Some cooler spots may start off with a freezing rains, but all areas should transition to a cold non-freezing rain by afternoon.It will rain into Friday night with lows in the mid 30s, and with a second low developing off the coast and rapidly intensifying, a rain to snow transition is expected Saturday, with early highs around 40 dropping to the teens by Saturday night as precipitation tapers off. Sunday will be quieter, mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s.Graphic courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookIt would be nice if the weather turned mild and fairly quiet after a rough week. It would also be wrong. The atmospheric has been locked in what’s known as a negative phase PNA (Pacific North American) pattern. This is an atmospheric teleconnection to ocean temperatures, and a negative pattern tends to be more common with La Niña events, though the current conditions are neutral. This, combined with an abundance of cold cir and lower-latitude jet stream, will allow a colder-than-normal pattern to dominate over much of the continental United States. There’s some wiggle room here in the Northeast for a more modest cold pattern depending on how the jet stream is oriented and the amplitude of ridges of warm air, but overall, the unusually cold air is expected to shift eastward into the eastern third of the country by the second half of the month. ITHACA, N.Y. — After what had been a fairly warm and quiet week for February, winter has reloaded and has Tompkins County in its crosshairs. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for what is likely be a substantial snowmaker, ice glazer, and commute-wrecker Tuesday.Monthly meteorological data at Ithaca-Tompkins Regional Airport. Graphic courtesy of Weather Underground.Weather RecapAfter subzero temperatures, a change of pace was welcome. And what a change of pace it was. At the airport, temperatures swung from a low of -11 °F on the morning of February 1st to a high of 62 °F on last Monday the 4th. At the Cornell Game Farm Road weather station in Dryden, the temperature swing was even greater, from -14 °F to 61 °F. It’s not something that’s easily tracked in the climatological record, but there are likely few swings more extreme than that in Ithaca’s recorded meteorological history.With the passage of a cold front on Friday, the winds kicked into high gear, with a 43 MPH gust recorded at the airport late Friday night. This weekend was cold, but fairly quiet. However, as winter weather often does, that relative calm is about to change, and you’re going to want to have a shovel and your de-icer of choice handy.Graphic courtesy of NWS Binghamton.Your Weekly WeatherIf there’s any silver lining to the forecast coming up, it’s that there’s no extreme temperatures in the forecast. That said, it will be an active weather pattern, with multiple chances for sleet, freezing rain and ice accretion during the week.At present, a large and strong area of high pressure is moving eastward out into the Atlantic; Sunday’s highs were a few degrees warmer than Saturday because the clockwise flow around the high tapped into warmer air to the southeast and advected some of that milder air into the Southern Tier. Going into tonight, there is a mid-level atmospheric disturbance passing through the region, but the air overhead is very dry. While some cloudiness and a few light snow showers are likely, it won’t be anything substantial due to the lack of moisture. Lows tonight will be in the mid 20s in urban Ithaca, low 20s in the outlying areas.Monday is a rather complex setup. A warm front to the south will serve as a conduit for areas of low pressure to traverse northward and eastward, but will battle it out with a cold, dry Canadian high pressure system to the north. For Monday, Tompkins County will be under the influence of that high, and it will be mostly cloudy with highs in the low 30s. As we head into Monday night, those lows and associated moisture and precipitation will eat away at the high’s southern edge, so they’ll slowly advance into the region going through the overnight hours. It’ll be cloudy, the snow is not likely to show up until after midnight, and it won’t be persistent until around daybreak Tuesday morning. Lows will be in the low 20s.Graphic courtesy of NWS Binghamton.Tuesday’s where things get complicated, and problematic. The weather models are, to varying degrees, forecasting a warm layer in the middle of the atmosphere. Warm air is lighter than cold air, so it tends to ride up and over cold air masses. Now keep in mind, this is coming in while precipitation is already occurring. If you have snow forming up aloft, melting partially into sleet or completely into rain as it passes through that warm middle, and then it hits the ground where temperatures are a couple degrees below freezing, allowing it to fully freeze up again – this could very quickly turn into a major ice event. Tagged: freezing rain, ice storm, weekly weather, winter weather Your weather news is made possible with support from: last_img read more

Break allows Vauxhall to ‘bank’ hours for the future

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Vauxhallemployees in Luton will be given four weeks’ paid leave this Christmas in aninnovative £3m deal to help the company cope with falling demand for motorvehicles in Europe.Employeeswill finish work on 14 December and return on 15 January under Vauxhall’sflexible working agreement. One of the weeks is the usual Christmas break, theother three have been added to cope with falling demand. The scheme will costthe company about £1m a week for its 3,000 staff but the hours will be recoupednext year, if demand rises, with the introduction of an extra shift. Theflexible working deal was struck with the T&G and the AmalgamatedEngineering and Electrical Union four years ago, but has seldom been used. Itis similar to schemes in Germany and in the US, the home of Vauxhall’s parentcompany General Motors.Vauxhall’sdirector of personnel Bruce Warman said, “We are the first company in the UK tohave this system that enables us to bank employees’ hours and draw them downlater. “Theworkforce is more than happy with the deal. It is a good pattern and it works.”In thepast, when demand slumped car workers were laid off. But nowadays manufacturersare keen to retain their workforce, which tends to be much better trained,particularly when, as now, there is almost full employment. “We like to hold onto our good people,” said Warman.  The T&Gwelcomed the move by Vauxhall to annualised hours and flexible working, whichthe union’s spokesman said should be viewed within a European context ofovercapacity and greater employee flexibility.By KathyWatson Break allows Vauxhall to ‘bank’ hours for the futureOn 5 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more