Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) Q12009 Interim Report

first_imgOando Plc (OANDO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc (OANDO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (OANDO.ng)  2009 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgNampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nampak Zimbabwe Limited (NPKZ.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileNampak Zimbabwe Limited manufactures and markets packaging products which includes paper, plastic and metal packaging. It also has interests in leasing biological assets and a timber processing plant. Subsidiaries in the Paper division includes Hunyani Corrugated Products Division, Hunyani Cartons, Labels & Sacks Division, Hunyani Management Services Division, Hunyani Forests Limited, Hunyani Properties Limited and Softex Tissue Products (Private) Limited. Other subsidiaries include MegaPak Zimbabwe and CarnaudMetalbox Zimbabwe Limited operating in the plastics and metals segment; and companies manufacturing corrugated containers and specialised packaging for the tobacco, horticultural, flori-cultural and citrus industry for local distribution and export. Mega Pak Zimbabwe offers technology solutions for blow molding, injection molding, stretch blow molding and rotational molding. Nampak Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgThe Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileThe Initiates Plc is a professional waste management company in Nigeria offering services for waste management, industrial cleaning and decontamination for the private and public sectors. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Initiates Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img

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Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgJaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Jaiz Bank Plc (JAIZBANK.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileJaiz Bank Plc is a financial services institution providing Islamic non-interest banking services for retail, commercial and corporate sectors. Its full service product offering ranges from transactional accounts and term savings to working capital, real estate, personal, medical, education and project finance. Jaiz Bank provides online banking, leasing, banking cards and bonds and guarantees. The company has a national footprint with 27 branches located in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc was founded in 2003. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Jaiz Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The State Pension triple lock could be scrapped. Here’s what I’d do to retire in comfort

first_img Image source: Getty Images. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 The State Pension triple lock could be scrapped. Here’s what I’d do to retire in comfort Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones | Wednesday, 17th June, 2020 The State Pension triple lock has lifted millions out of poverty but once again its future is under threat. The Treasury is worried that costs will spiral out of control due to Covid-19, making the pensioner income guarantee unaffordable.If the government does scrap the triple lock, it will cost retired people dear. This underlines the importance of saving for retirement in a balanced portfolio of stocks and shares. That way your pension income will not be at the mercy of politicians.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 triple lock was introduced in 2011 to help pensioner incomes keep up with living costs. It does this by guaranteeing that each year the State Pension increases either in line with earnings, inflation, or 2.5%, whichever is higher.The triple lock is on the lineSo this year, the State Pension increased by 3.9%, in line with a relatively high increase in wages before the pandemic struck.Due to Covid-19, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) calculates workers’ earnings will fall by 7.3% on average. Inflation is currently just 0.5%. This means the next State Pension increase is likely to be based on the default rate of 2.5%. That is far more than anybody else will get.Next year, the OBR says that if the economy recovers rapidly, earnings could rebound by 18.3%. If that happens, pensioner incomes will also rise by 18.3%, even though they did not fall this year.This would mean hard-pressed taxpayers dipping into their pockets to fund an inflation-busting increase for retired people. Retaining the triple-lock would cost taxpayers an incredible £34bn more than a simple inflation link for the next two years.If you want to look forward to a comfortable retirement without these kind of worries, the best thing you can do is build money under your own steam.Avoid triple lock troubleIdeally, you should treat the State Pension as a basic safety net, but look to generate most of your retirement wealth from pensions and tax-free ISAs. If you build a balanced portfolio of FTSE 100 stocks and shares, that should generate most of your income needs in retirement. Then you do not have to worry about the State Pension triple lock at all.Here’s another reason why investing in shares is the way to go. Even if it survives, the triple lock does not guarantee you riches in retirement. For the over 70s who retired under the old State Pension, it protects a maximum basic pension of just £134.25 a week. For those in their 60s retiring under the new State Pension, it currently a maximum of £175.20 a week.That works out at just £9,110.40 a year, barely a third of the average full-time salary. You may get less than that, if you have not made 35 years of qualifying National Insurance contributions.Nobody wants to be on the poverty line in retirement. To avoid that fate, I’d stop relying on the triple lock and start investing my long-term wealth in FTSE stocks and shares. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! 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. 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Home improvement projects where “look-alikes” are better

first_img Please enter your comment! Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Using Porcelain Instead of Marble Marble has been used for centuries in homes and even seen as a sign of wealth at one time. Today, marble is making a comeback with multi-installation uses for bathrooms, kitchens, and flooring. Installation cost of marble ranges from $100-$300 square foot.Disadvantages of marble -it is very porous stone. For example, if you spill red wine on a marble countertop you could end up with a stain.  Acidic items like lemons can etch the stone as well. The same is true for certain lotions or hair dyes when marble is installed in a bathroom. Marble also contains minerals, which are buried deep in the stone, and exposure to heat and humidity can cause it to rust.Porcelain tiles are made to give the look of marble but with far less maintenance. With installation prices ranging from $4-$10 a square foot.Properties of porcelain tile that make it more attractive include thicker, less absorbent properties, which means they are far less likely to stain. Caring for porcelain tiles is easy, as few cleaning solutions will harm them.Using Luxury Vinyl Flooring Instead of HardwoodHardwood floors for homes have been the standard for years. They are considered timeless with many colors and style options.But much like marble, hardwood floors can have maintenance issues. Any type of water that touches hardwood floors can damage the floors causing future issues. Consistent exposure to water will cause warping, color change and a myriad of other issues.Vinyl plank flooring gives you the best of both worlds- the look of hardwood without the worry. Think of vinyl plank flooring as a photographic image of hardwood flooring.With the change in technology, it’s becoming more difficult to tell the difference between hardwood and vinyl plank flooring. Often homeowners can’t tell the difference by sight or touch until they are told which is vinyl and which is actual hardwood.Using Carpet for Rug Designs Our recommendation for finding the perfect area rug? Find a wall to wall (or broadloom) carpet you love and have it cut and bound to your ideal dimensions. Insider tip: Depending on the size you’re looking for, you may be able to utilize a carpet remnant, saving yourself even more money. By getting a wall to wall carpet customized for you, you can get the perfect size instead of only being able to select from standard sizes. 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSHome Improvement Previous articleMaking Next Year’s Taxes Less PainfulNext articleThe Sheep and The Goats: A message for today Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  When considering new projects for your home this year, there are ways to shave costs without sacrificing great design. When looking at ways to cut your budget, you might consider these alternative options, which offer a “look-alike” product that not only costs less but might actually be better for your home. April 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Again, no window coverings in the kitchen……. The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Banker raises $6,000 online in two days for marathon run

first_img Owen Belman, head of consumer banking at Standard Chartered UAE in Dubai, has raised over $6,000 in the first two days after publishing his sponsorship web page promoting his charity marathon run next month.According to Trade Arabia, Belman will be running in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2006 in January. He is raising money for Seeing Is Believing, Standard Chartered’s initiative that aims to restore sight to one million people over the next three years.He set up the page using the campaign’s tool, provided by New Zealand-based FundraiseOnline, to assist supporters wishing to raise funds. As well as handling online donations, the tool enables volunteer fundraisers to maintain a blog, updating their supporters on their progress. Advertisement Banker raises $6,000 online in two days for marathon run Howard Lake | 28 December 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events Research / statistics 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.  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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FUNdraising: 50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraisers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News FUNdraising: 50 Proven Strategies for Successful School Fundraiserslast_img read more

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Five charities agree best practice charter for child sponsorship fundraising

first_imgFive charities agree best practice charter for child sponsorship fundraising  60 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Five children’s charities have agreed and committed themselves to the new Child Sponsorship Charter, new collaborative standards that aim to bring greater clarity and transparency to child sponsorship fundraising in the UK. Supported by the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) and the Institute of Fundraising, the charter sets out guiding principles for child sponsorship programmes and how they are marketed.The FRSB facilitated and chaired a consultative forum of five leading charities that all run successful long-term child sponsorship programmes – Plan UK, World Vision, ActionAid, EveryChild, SOS Children’s Villages. Other umbrella bodies also took part in the process – the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Commission, and the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP), which sets the codes of practice enforced by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).Over 10 months the forum reviewed guidelines last established in 2001, established the needs of today’s child sponsorship market and agreed a consistent set of guiding principles for best practice relevant to all charities implementing this type of fundraising programme.Samantha Wilson, Head of Communications at the FRSB, says, “We are extremely pleased to have worked with this group of charities to create the new Child Sponsorship Charter. It is current in its straight forward language and definitions, and it offers clear, robust ./guidance for best practice in marketing and fundraising communications”.She encouraged all charities that work in this area to commit to and adopt the Charter into their practices.The collaboration was initiated when Plan approached the FRSB in April 2010 after a public complaint about a Plan DRTV ad, the first in its 74-year history, was investigated and dismissed by the ASA. Plan, a pioneer in fundraising through child sponsorship, and the FRSB felt there was a need to review standards with a specific focus on marketing and public messaging. Greater clarity was needed around the meaning of ‘sponsorship’, referring to one-to-one relationships with an individual child, and transparency in communicating how donations, usually unrestricted income, are used within the child’s community or country.Daniel Child, CAP Copy Advice Executive, who works specifically with charities and not-for-profits, said: “The CAP Code requires that all ads are legal, decent, honest and truthful. The Child Sponsorship Charter reflects these key principles and provides further ./guidance for charities to help get their marketing right which, ultimately, is in their best interest – marketing communications that are trusted are more likely to work and deliver value.”The Child Sponsorship Charter will be promoted to relevant FRSB member charities to encourage adoption and will be freely available on the FRSB website. The FRSB aims to maintain the Charter and schedule future reviews with the Institute of Fundraising to ensure its efficacy.www.frsb.org.uk 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. Howard Lake | 8 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Individual giving Law / policy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

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General Baker 1941-2014

first_imgGeneral BakerPhoto: Daymon HartleyA standing-room-only audience at the United Auto Workers Local 600 hall on Detroit’s border in Dearborn, Mich., attended a memorial May 24 in honor of the life and contributions of General Gordon Baker Jr., a co-founder of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers during the late 1960s. Baker died May 18 in Detroit.Although he suffered from numerous ailments over the last few years, Baker’s enthusiasm and commitment to the working-class struggle never subsided. For the last two decades he was an important leader in the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, which was formed during the 1990s by activists across the U.S., many of whom had previously been members of the Communist Labor Party.During the 1950s and 60s, Detroit was a base for activist radicals who pushed the limits of the Civil Rights, Black Power, Pan-African and Left movements. At Wayne State University, Baker was a co-founder in 1963 of a student organization called UHURU (freedom in Kiswahili), which was a forerunner of the many militant African-American youth organizations founded later in the decade.UHURU supported Malcolm X; advocated in favor of the national liberation movements in Africa, Asia and Latin America; and identified with the Cuban Revolution headed by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.In 1965, Baker rejected the draft during the Vietnam War. He wrote an open letter to the draft board: “When the call is made to free the Black delta areas of Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina; when the call is made to free 12th Street here in Detroit, when these calls are made, send for me, for these shall be historical struggles in which it shall be an honor to serve!”In 1966, Baker along with other Detroit radicals formed the first Black Panther organization in the city. A number of African-American workers’ organizations blossomed, and in the spring of 1969 they came together with students and community activists to form the League of Revolutionary Black Workers.Baker later joined with a section of former Communist Party members who left the CP after the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956. They formed the Communist Labor Party by the mid-1970s, which lasted until the early 90s.A longer version of this article is available at panafricannews.blogspot.com.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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