Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is a milling company in Nigeria which mills wheat and other grains and sells its products under the Golden Penny brand name. Products produced by Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc include wheat flour, semovita, wheat offal, masaflour, germ flour, masavita and corn offal. Its retail and wholes range for banking and confectionary includes Golden Penny flour, Golden Penny sugar and Golden Penny rice. The company’s head office is in Kano, Nigeria. Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgPortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc (PORTPA.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range paint in Nigeria for the decorative, automotive, industrial, marine and protective coatings sectors. The company also markets a range of cement; markets instant road repair materials; and sells sanitary ware products for homes, hotels, schools and factories. Decorative paints are sold under the Sandtex brand name and includes Sandtex Biocote which is an anti-microbial paint used for hospitals, clinics, primary health centres, laboratories, hotels, restaurants, colleges, universities and industrial kitchens. The company sells a range of professional coatings under the Crown Trade brand name; and marine/protective coatings under the Hempel brand name. Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc is a subsidiary of UAC of Nigeria Plc. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Portland Paints & Products Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I will continue to invest regularly in dividend stocks inside a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021

first_img The core of my Stocks and Shares ISA is made up of dividend hero stocks. I drip money into the core of my portfolio each month. Let me explain why regular investing in dividend-paying stocks inside a tax-free wrapper (provided by a Stocks and Shares ISA) is a cornerstone of my investment plan.Regular investing2020 was a challenging year for investors. Stock markets around the world crashed in March. The FTSE 100 fell around 30% in little under a month to a low of 5,191. Then it rallied into June and drifted downwards into November. From December 2020 into 2021, the FTSE 100 has been moving higher but in a volatile fashion. Down at the level of individual stocks, there was much more variability in returns.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…No matter the nature of the crisis, the timing and magnitude of the stock market response is difficult to predict. Often the crisis itself is unexpected. Market volatility is inevitable. That leads to an unsettling conclusion: I will invest just before markets fall, and miss out on price rises.I have accepted this, and as a response, I regularly invest each month no matter what the market is doing or what I think it will do. Over time I will invest at relatively high prices, but also relatively low ones. I will invest before declines, but also near the start of recoveries. I aim for average performance, which is hopefully also positive.Dividend hero stocksThe core of my Stocks and Shares ISA portfolio is composed of dividend hero stocks. These are typically FTSE 100 companies that have not cut their dividends within the last 10 years. A company can stop paying dividends at any time. But a long track record like this suggests that the company recognises the value of dividends to shareholders and has managed itself accordingly.Dividend hero stocks are usually in non-cyclical sectors of the economy; think of branded consumer goods or pharmaceutical companies. Having relatively less variability in revenue and, therefore earnings, tends to make paying dividends regularly easier.I am looking for regular dividend payments because I want to use them to buy more stocks. More stocks should translate to larger dividend payments which can buy even more stocks. There are no guarantees in stock investing, but I am hoping to benefit from compound growth through dividend reinvestment in the core of my Stocks and Shares ISA portfolio. Tax-free Stocks and Shares ISADividends are normally taxed annually. This can produce significant drag on reinvestment return. If a stock has a 4% dividend yield, over 10 years, a £100 investment would be expected to grow to £148 with dividend reinvestment without taxes. However, with annual taxes of 20%, the investment would be worth £137. Taxation has consumed £11, or around 23%, of the potential gains. The fact that the percentage of consumption is higher than the tax rate suggests that the tax drag compounds over time.Indeed the tax drag does get worse over time, with higher yields, and, obviously tax rates. That’s why I regularly invest in dividend-paying stocks within the tax-free wrapper provided by a Stocks and Shares ISA. Otherwise, taxation will gobble up a large chunk of any gains. 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Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Enter Your Email Address I will continue to invest regularly in dividend stocks inside a Stocks and Shares ISA in 2021center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. James J. McCombie | Thursday, 28th January, 2021 | More on: ^FTMC ^FTSE James J. McCombie 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. 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NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project gets £842,707 from Big Lottery Fund

first_img Howard Lake | 24 September 2010 | News The Big Lottery Fund has granted £842,707 to NCVO for its Sustainable Funding Project, which provides support and advice to voluntary and community organisations across England, helping them to become more financially sustainable.The funding is spread over three years and will enable NCVO to continue case study work on income generation, monthly newsletters, workshops, and other training events.The Big Lottery Fund has made a grant to the Sustainable Funding Project before. In 2006 it gave a grant of £750,000 over three years from its BASIS programme.Leesa Herbert, NCVO Head of Sustainable Funding, said: “NCVO is delighted to have the opportunity to continue our work supporting organisations across the sector to develop and implement a sustainable income strategy. As the impact of the recession bites and cuts in public spending emerge, the skills and experience developed by the Sustainable Funding Team over the past ten years will be needed more than ever.”Sanjay Dighe, Chair of the Big Lottery Fund England Committee, said: “In the present climate it is imperative that VCS organisations have a real focus on financial sustainability to allow them to deliver and maintain their crucial work within their communities. This funding allows a long-standing, national project to further develop its vital support, helping front-line organisations understand and access the wide-range of funding options available, leaving them better equipped for years to come.”www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/sfp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  51 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Funding NCVO 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. NCVO’s Sustainable Funding Project gets £842,707 from Big Lottery Fundlast_img read more

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Charity Retail Association rejects Mary Portas’ view on charity shop numbers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Retail Association has criticised Mary Portas’ suggestion that the number of charity shops able to claim rate relief in any one town centre should be restricted. Portas was reported as proposing the cap to last week’s meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Town Centres.The TV presenter and retail marketing consultant is producing a report, the Future of the High Street, for the government on the future of the high street.The Charity Retail Association (CRA) countered her proposals by publishing its latest consumer research that suggested that charity shops “enjoy more public support than ever, and are seen as a vital resource on the high street”. The Association has 330 members with about 7,000 shops, representing 80% of charity shops in the country.Wendy Mitchell, Head of Policy & Public Affairs at the Association, said: “The problems on the high street are nothing to do with charity shops. In fact, charity shops are often occupying premises which would otherwise be empty – so any cap on the number of charity shops is likely to increase the number of empty shop fronts. The High Street Review should focus on the lack of consumer confidence, competition from out of town developments and ways to support small businesses through the downturn – not place the blame unfairly on charity shops.”According to the CRA’s research, 84% of people said that they shopped in charity shops because of the quality of the goods, and because they could find better bargains. Nearly two thirds of people on lower incomes shop in charity shops, and over 20% of unemployed people and people on the lowest incomes said that they would increase their shopping in charity shops in the next year.In addition, 52% of the people who said they would increase their buying in charity shops also saw shopping there as an affordable way to support a good cause at a time when they couldn’t afford to give cash donations.Consequently the Association is writing to the Prime Minister David Cameron today asking him to reject any proposal which would limit the work of charity shops in Ms Portas’ High Street Review.Gerard Cousins, Retail & Trading Director at the charity Barnardo’s, said: “Charity shops are invaluable to the high street. They occupy otherwise vacant premises, offer a service to the local community in providing a choice of quality, affordable goods and ensure that the public can recycle unwanted items – keeping them out of landfill. I believe the high street should be regenerated, however I do not believe this needs to be at the expense of stores currently renting high street retail units”.The CRA’s Consumer Research was conducted by JRA Research from 5-12 October 2011 with a representative sample of 1,002 people.www.charityretail.org.ukPhoto: comedy_nose on Flickr.com Charity Retail Association rejects Mary Portas’ view on charity shop numbers  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Retail Association Trading Howard Lake | 26 October 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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¡Los trabajadores no son robots! Racismo, aceleración de la alta tecnología y la campaña sindical de la Amazon

first_imgUna campaña de organización histórica está en marcha en Bessemer, Alabama, en el almacén de Amazon BHM1. Casi 6.000 trabajadores, en su mayoría negros, casi la mitad mujeres, están decidiendo si unirse al Sindicato de Minoristas, Mayoristas y Grandes Tiendas (RWDSU siglas en ingles). La votación continúa hasta el 29 de marzo. Si los trabajadores tienen éxito, formarán el primer sindicato dentro de Amazon en los Estados Unidos, una gran victoria contra el gigante capitalista internacional.Manifestación del Movimiento 12 de diciembre en Harlem’s Whole Foods el 28 de febrero. (Photo: Bill Moore)Según BAmazonUnion.org, los trabajadores luchan por “dignidad y el respeto” junto con condiciones laborales más seguras. La suya es una lucha tanto por los derechos civiles como laboral. Son parte de la orgullosa historia de la comunidad negra del área de Bessemer-Birmingham, desde el sindicalismo interracial e independiente del Sindicato Internacional de Trabajadores Mineros, Molinos y Fundidores en las décadas de 1930 y 1940 hasta la Marcha de los Niños de 1963 contra la segregación racista.El sistema de Amazon está arraigado en el racismo, como lo reveló Vox/Recode el 26 de febrero. La revisión de datos internos y entrevistas con trabajadores y gerentes de diversidad mostró que lxs empleadxs afroamericanxs de Amazon están sub-representados en los equipos de decisión, ascendieron con menos frecuencia y fueron evaluados con mayor dureza que sus pares no negros. (tinyurl.com/kjuvs9k6)Con la historia de esclavización de los negros en Alabama y la segregación legal como un recuerdo vivo, está garantizado que la discriminación racista está presente dentro del almacén BHM1 de Amazon. El almacén abrió en marzo de 2020; en mayo, los trabajadores estaban tan indignados por el trato que recibieron que buscaron a RWDSU, comenzando la lucha por la representación sindical.Cuotas implacables que mutilan a los empleados Como en todos los “centros logísticos” de Amazon, las condiciones de trabajo de BHM1 son brutales, con aceleraciones, programación arbitraria, tiempos de descanso inadecuados, prácticamente sin adaptaciones por embarazo, discapacidad o lesión, y más. El Consejo Nacional para la Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional ha incluido a Amazon en su lista de empleadores de la “Docena Sucia” dos veces. La revista Atlantic incluso tituló: “Cuotas implacables en Amazon están mutilando a los empleados”. (tinyurl.com/4zneyh8c)Amazon afirma que una mayor robotización y vigilancia del movimiento y la ubicación de los trabajadores crea un “lugar de trabajo más seguro”. Desde 2012, cuando el gigante minorista compró Kiva Systems, una empresa de robótica, Amazon ha agregado más automatización a algunos almacenes nuevos y existentes, incluido BHM1. (tinyurl.com/arjnnxnd)Pero los registros internos muestran el engaño de Amazon sobre el aumento de las tasas de lesiones. De hecho, la automatización ha hecho que los trabajos sean más estresantes y peligrosos. Reveal, una publicación del Center for Investigative Reporting, encontró que los datos internos de Amazon mostraban que las tasas de lesiones de los trabajadores desde 2016 a menudo eran peores en los almacenes robóticos de Amazon. (Revelación, 29 de septiembre de 2020)Amazon sigue una tradición que se remonta a la “reorganización” de los puestos de trabajo en Bethlehem Steel en Pensilvania, introducida en 1898. Fue entonces cuando Frederick Taylor utilizó un cronómetro, estudios de tiempo y sus “Principios de gestión científica” para “mejorar la eficiencia” y aumentar control sobre los trabajadores. Henry Ford mejoró el taylorismo con la introducción de la línea de montaje móvil.Ahora, los trabajadores de Bessemer, algunos de ellos hijos y nietos de trabajadores mineros y siderúrgicos sindicalizados, están en una lucha contra la explotación de su trabajo, luchando contra los mismos principios de “acelerar y morir para obtener ganancias” del siglo XIX. Cuando los trabajadores de Amazon recogen, empaquetan y almacenan pedidos en segundos y se toman un tiempo libre mínimo para un descanso, le da al gigante tecnológico una ventaja sobre los competidores en línea, generando miles de millones de ganancias.Amazon se jacta de pagar a los trabajadores 15 dólares la hora, pero durante la pandemia, la riqueza de su propietario, Jeff Bezos, aumentó en $72.000 millones de dólares. Las ganancias para ese megacapitalista provinieron directamente del sudor y la sangre de cada trabajador de Amazon. (tinyurl.com/kpset8w)La ganancia es lo que una empresa se embolsa después de restar los costos de mano de obra y los gastos generales de los ingresos por ventas. En términos marxistas, la ganancia es el valor que los trabajadores producen, pero no se les paga con salarios: nuestro trabajo no remunerado. Cuanto más bajos son los salarios de los trabajadores, más beneficios se quedan los capitalistas. La injusticia es obvia. Los trabajadores de Bessemer se levantan para recuperar su salud, fruto de su trabajo y su dignidad. ¡Únete a ellos!El 20 de marzo es un Día Mundial de Solidaridad con la Unión BAmazon. Información en supportamazonworkers.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Interior Ministry protection programme for journalists also used for “close-quarters spying”

first_img ColombiaAmericas RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Follow the news on Colombia News News October 21, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies October 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interior Ministry protection programme for journalists also used for “close-quarters spying” to go furthercenter_img ColombiaAmericas RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation Journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, who is under an interior ministry protection programme for journalists, has told Reporters Without Borders of harassment and intimidation by the intelligence services, who obtained information about her from her alleged protectors.Duque, of Radio Nizkor, is about to present a file to the authorities exposing the persecution she has suffered since 2001 at the hands of the Department of Administrative Security Department (DAS). Some evidence is already in the hands of the office of the Public Prosecutor.Several individuals attempted to get into her home, when she was absent on 16 October, although her brother, who was in the apartment at the time, managed to deter them.The intruders left the apartment but remained in the building and can be seen on security cameras talking on mobile phones. The building’s caretaker, who was tipped off by the journalist’s brother, did not however intervene and let them out of the building without questioning them or informing anyone and they left in four cars waiting outside.The behaviour of the intruders makes it hard to imagine it was an attempted theft. The day of the incident, the journalist’s telephone was blocked between 12am and 7pm and two of the building’s 20 security cameras were not working.Added to this string of “coincidences” was a series of suspicious phone calls made to her family wanting to know where the journalist was. Duque has also said that she has been regularly followed since July. “Knowing the past history of the DAS in spying on journalists and the media, which we have several times condemned, it is hardly surprising, albeit outrageous, that the journalists’ protection programme should itself be infiltrated by the intelligence services”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“After the “chuzadas” (dirty war) scandal, this case is even more devastating for the presidency. Sooner or later President Alvaro Uribe will have to take responsibility for the abuses that are directly endangering the lives of journalists, when he should, on the contrary, protect them”, it added.The journalist on 23 October handed a letter to the interior ministry protection programme, in the presence of a representative from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, calling for a directive to outlaw spying and discrimination against journalists working as columnists and commentators. She also made a series of practical demands in relation to her safety. She is now refusing to be escorted, given that these former bodyguards were those who apparently revealed information to the intelligence services between 2006 and 2007. The journalist also disclosed that before she was protected by bodyguards, the DAS had been tapping her phone calls and monitoring her emails, had filmed her while she was travelling, took photos of her daughter, all in a threatening context for the profession – condemned by Reporters Without Borders in 2004. Duque has also said that she has evidence that a charge of “insult and slander” that was pending against her for five years, pressed by the ex deputy director of the DAS, Emiro Rojas, was part of the secret services’ persecution strategy against her.Duque has however decided to keep her protection. “I have a duty to expose what has happened, but I will stay in the programme because the state has the duty to protect me”, she told Reporters Without Borders. After leaving the protection programme in April 2008, she rejoined it after the constitutional court ordered the interior ministry to guarantee her safety and the DAS to hand over illegally obtained information.Reporters Without Borders said it hoped the involvement of the UN, sought by Duque, would finally lead to a thorough and impartial investigation of the actions of the DAS. Reports Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information last_img read more

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Mismanagement claim at SOLAS centre

first_imgNewsBreaking newsBusinessMismanagement claim at SOLAS centreBy Staff Reporter – March 13, 2014 767 by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up DOZENS of staff at the SOLAS training centre in Raheen will discuss what is being described as “ongoing troubles” of victimisation, intimidation and bullying at a crisis meeting this Thursday.A source close to the dispute claimed that following a change in management style and personnel at the training centre, a new “very unhappy working culture” has emerged where staff are now “demotivated and demoralised” at one of the State’s largest training and further education employer.The Limerick Post has learned that written communications have been forwarded to senior HR staff at the group’s head office in Dublin and are calling for immediate action to be taken.A deadline of Wednesday March 5 has been set before further action is taken. Advertisement Twitter Previous articleWeekend of Rugby for LimerickNext articlePlanning threat to 900 new jobs Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSMusic LimerickSOLASstaff Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz WhatsApp Print Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Proactive approach needed towards tackling fly tipping’ – Doherty

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – January 25, 2020 Google+ Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction There’s concern that the cost of recycling and getting rid of waste in Donegal is giving rise to illegal dumping.Councillor Gary Doherty has proposed an awareness campaign be rolled out alongside an amnesty week, to inform people of what and where they can dispose of household waste in a bid to tackle the fly tipping.Councillor Doherty believes the council needs to take a proactive approach towards tackling the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/garydocweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Previous articleDonegal v Mayo LIVE on HighlandNext articleDonegal to be represented at the Holiday World Show 2020 News Highland ‘Proactive approach needed towards tackling fly tipping’ – Doherty Pinterest Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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