Africa Prudential Registrars Plc ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Africa Prudential Registrars Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Africa Prudential Registrars Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Africa Prudential Registrars Plc (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileAfrica Prudential Registrars Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing share registration services for investors, businesses and institutions. The company offers a range of other services which includes maintaining registers, paying dividends and interest on investments, issuing shares and debenture certificates, managing shareholder enquiries, managing scrip and right issues for clients as well as IPOs, Right Issues and State government bonds. Africa Prudential Registrars are leaders in the field of automation and have pioneered innovative solutions that have transformed how shares are managed on the African continent. The company’s head office is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa Prudential Registrars Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

ART Holdings Limited ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgART Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about ART Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ART Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ART Holdings Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileAmalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited (ART) manufactures and distributes products in three key categories paper products, stationary and batteries. Its product portfolio is diverse; ranging from tissue paper, sanitary ware and disposable napkins to writing pens and automotive, solar and standby batteries. Its products fall under the brand names Exide, Eversharp, Softex and Chloride. The company also has substantial interests in timber plantations and offers forestry resources management services. ART has a southern African footprint, with a strong presence in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and South Africa. Formerly known as Beachmont Trading Limited, its name changed to Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited in 2001. The company is a subsidiary of Taesung Chemical Company Limited and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Amalgamated Regional Trading Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget the Cineworld share price! I’d buy these UK shares for 2021

first_img Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves 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. Image source: Getty Images The Cineworld (LSE: CINE) share price has rallied over the past few months. The coronavirus vaccine rollout across the UK has ignited investor hopes that the company will soon welcome customers back into its theatres. However, despite this optimism, I’m staying away from the business for the time being. I think many other UK shares offer a better risk/reward profile. 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…Cineworld share price headwinds Cineworld may welcome customers back later this year, but that won’t mean the company’s out of the woods. The business has acquired a considerable amount of debt over the past 12 months. At the end of 2020, the group’s debt mountain stood at more than $8bn.For some perspective, the company’s current market value is only £1bn ($1.35bn). According to my analysis, it would take decades for the company to clear its debt load based on these numbers. That tells me no matter what happens to the business over the next 12 months, the Cineworld share price is likely to remain a poor investment in the long term. As such, I’d focus on other undervalued UK shares instead. Many UK companies have suffered a drop off in sales and revenues over the past year, but few have a much debt as Cineworld. I reckon this should enable these businesses to see a faster recovery. That may make them better investments for 2021. UK shares for 2021Two companies that stand out to me as attractive investments in the current market are Reach and Premier Foods. Both businesses have gained in some way from the pandemic. Newspaper publisher Reach has benefited from a rise in the demand for up-to-date and reliable news throughout the pandemic. The company’s latest trading update revealed a 24.9% increase in digital revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020. The business also surpassed the milestone of 5m online customer registrations in December. Based on this growth, management informed the market that the company now expects to report earnings ahead of expectations for the full year. However, despite this expansion, the stock continues to trade at a discounted forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of 6.I think this low valuation, coupled with the firm’s growth potential, could make it a much better buy for a portfolio of UK shares than the Cineworld share price. Meanwhile, Premier Foods has seen a similar increase in demand for its products. Rising profits have helped the business reduce legacy debts and provide much-needed cash for reinvestment. After nearly a decade of restructuring, it now looks to me as if Premier is finally back on the road to growth.As such, I’d buy the stock today while it continues to trade at a depressed P/E multiple of less than 11. I’m optimistic the business can continue to reduce borrowings and grow sales in the years ahead, unlike Cineworld, which may continue to struggle with its credit obligations.  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. 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radarcenter_img Forget the Cineworld share price! I’d buy these UK shares for 2021 Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 | More on: CINE 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! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Wayfair workers walk out saying: ‘No profit off concentration camps for migrant children!’

first_imgOver 500 Wayfair workers — clerical workers, engineers, product managers, visual artists and information technology workers — walked off their jobs at 1:30 p.m. on June 26 to protest company profits from sales to concentration camps holding im/migrant children at the border. The week before, a worker leaked that Wayfair had fulfilled an order for $200,000 worth of bedroom furniture to a detention camp for 3,000 migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Wayfair workers walkout, June 26 2019.The predominantly young Wayfair workers received worldwide support when they walked out and told the employer, “We will not let our labor be used to support concentration camps for migrant children.” They walked out in response to exposés of the U.S. Border Patrol’s horrendous treatment of children in concentration camps on the U.S.-Mexico border. Customs and Border Protection holds thousands of children, from infants to teen mothers, in filthy conditions. They don’t provide enough food or clean water, clean clothing, diapers, blankets, medical care or other basic needs. The children sleep on the floor in icebox conditions with lights on 24/7. ( They endure physical and sexual abuse, with no psychological support for trauma and depression. The detention centers are supplied by contracted vendors. Wayfair’s $200,000 order was from government contractor Baptist Children’s Family Services, which operates a camp in Tornillo (near El Paso) that holds thousands of migrant children. Wayfair walkout organizers also discovered a previous $86,000 mattress order to another detention camp.  The most recent audit of care at the BCFS Tornillo facility by the Department of Health and Human Services showed serious problems, including failure to complete medical exams within the mandated 48 hours; failure to document the family reunification process; and failure to comply with state regulations regarding minimum bedroom space, health and safety standards and background checks on employees. ( reject profit from detentionWayfair employs 14,000 people around the world, with 7,000 in downtown Boston. They sell home goods online — sofas, lamps, rugs and furniture.  In 2018, the company made $6.8 billion in profit. Within a day of learning of the sale to BCFS, more than 500 Wayfair workers signed a protest letter. The opening reads: “We, the undersigned, are writing to you from a place of concern and anger about the atrocities being committed at our southern border. The U.S. government and its contractors are responsible for the detention and mistreatment of hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking asylum in our country. We want that to end. We also want to be sure Wayfair has no part in enabling, supporting or profiting from this practice.”Company executives stated, in a letter signed by co-founders Steve Conine and Niraj Shah, the sale would go through and directed workers toward the elections as a way to make change. Not happy with this answer, the workers held a town hall meeting inside the company June 25 with Conine.    Wayfair worker AJ Lederman addresses rallyA.J., a Wayfair employee and walkout organizer, told Workers World: “[I]t was clear that management had no interest in dialogue, contrary to what they previously stated. Steve talked down to us and shamed us for considering a walkout. He refused to budge and committed to going through with the sale, despite the room being so packed by employees demanding an answer that the crowd extended out the doors. It was, at best, a PR move and we all understood that, once the meeting was over.  “They don’t want the workers to be able to monitor their ethics and cut into their profit. Walking out was the only way we could show management we were committed to preventing Wayfair from doing business with organizations like these in the future.”  Workers demand Wayfair donate the profit from the challenged sale to specific organizations doing work at the border to help migrants and account for the harm the sale caused. Shortly before the walkout, Wayfair stated they would donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross, which was not on the organizers’ recommended list.  Workers walk out in solidarityA loud, enthusiastic crowd of 1,000 supporters from the progressive movement and local unions cheered the Wayfair walkout as the workers joined them in Copley Square June 26. Union support included delegations from UNITE/HERE Local 26, Uber Guild drivers, Service Employees Local 32BJ and Harvard Graduate Student Union-United Auto Workers. Many Wayfair workers who stayed inside watched the rally on live stream. “Before the walkout, what I saw through the media made me feel as though we had the support of most of the public. There was no better confirmation than walking out of our office and into the arms of a crowd that had amassed in solidarity,” said A.J. Workers made signs from materials at hand: copy paper, cardboard and packing material. Some of the signs read: “A prison with a bed is still a prison,” “A cage is not a home,” “End biz with concentration camps” and “Solidarity with migrant families.”  Many workers were visibly tense about speaking at the microphone, as losing their jobs was a real possibility. Wayfair workers do not have a union to provide any protection for work actions, and most had never spoken publicly.  But one by one, encouraged by the emcee and by the roaring crowd, young workers stepped forward to speak. The theme that echoed throughout was “No profit from detention camps.”  A political strike to defend migrantsWhen asked about the importance of showing solidarity, A.J. replied, “We hope that taking action like this might set a precedent and push other workers to demand their employers stop servicing contracts or selling supplies to ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and similar agencies. We also refuse to work for an organization that generates profits off the violence done to migrant families.”Wayfair organizers plan to send another letter to management restating their demands, one of which is to create a code of ethics to prevent sales like those to detention camps. They ask supporters to continue pressuring the company.  The walkout shows that political consciousness among workers is on the rise. Wayfair workers transformed that consciousness into concrete solidarity and defense of the international working class. Lacking the protection of a union, they risked being fired, harassed or retaliated against. The walkout became their weapon.  This was a political strike, reflecting growing class consciousness and the realization that workers can exercise power for the good of their class.  Despite the many walls put up to divide workers, these walls can be broken down and a hand of solidarity extended.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Farm Bureau 100 Year Celebration Hits New Orleans this Weekend

first_img Facebook Twitter Farm Bureau 100 Year Celebration Hits New Orleans this Weekend SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Farm Bureau 100 Year Celebration Hits New Orleans this Weekend By Andy Eubank – Jan 9, 2019 Facebook Twitter Farm-Bureau-centennialThe American Farm Bureau Federation turns 100 this year. There will be plenty of celebrating for members of the nation’s largest farm organization, and AFBF President Zippy Duvall is proud that their mission has remained the same since 1919.“If you think about what the mission was in 1919 and that mission hasn’t changed to this day, and that’s to bring one united voice for American farmers and ranchers to Washington, D.C., and to the policymaking on the national level. We were relevant to the cause in 1919 and we’re just as relevant, if not more, in 2019, and I think that’s really something that we as members of this organization and leadership of this organization should be really proud of.”Farm Bureau is kicking off the centennial celebration this weekend during the AFBF annual convention in New Orleans through January 16.Zippy Duvall“We’ll have a taste of the states of the country, and everybody will be able to share that on the trade show floor. And then Secretary Perdue will be there with us and he’ll be helping us celebrate the 100th, and who knows what other guests may show up and surprise us in that meeting, so I encourage everybody to come to our convention and let’s celebrate the successes that we’ve had for 100 years.”Duvall says that as Farm Bureau celebrates its centennial in 2019, there’s a bright future ahead for agriculture and rural communities.“As more people seem to be removed from the farm, I think you’re going to see it reverse and see a lot of people leave the urban areas and go back to the countryside, especially after you see broadband get spread into the rural parts of the country where young people don’t mind going back and working. If that happens, you’ll see agriculture expand, we’ll create other jobs in rural communities, and I think you’ll see rural America revitalized.”Hoosier Ag Today will cover the Indiana delegation at the annual convention in New Orleans and look for the culmination of Indiana Farm Bureau’s 100-years celebration at the state convention back in French Lick December 12-14, 2019. SHARE Previous articleISA/ICGA Identify Top 2019 Grassroots Farmer PrioritiesNext articleRural Hoosiers Being Regulated by the Cities and Towns Where They Can’t Vote Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Bowling For Fur Babes

first_imgLocal News Bowling For Fur Babes Grand CompanionsBowling For Fur Babes benefiting Grand Companions Humane Society of Fort Davis has been scheduled for Saturday at the Diamond Lanes, 2208 E. Eighth St.Check in starts at 9:15 a.m. and bowling begins at 10:00 a.m.It is a 3 game 9 pin no tap format and cost is $30 per person.There will be awards for high game and high series, male and female.Grand Companion’s main office is located in Fort Davis with an adoption center in Midland.They rescue pets from the Davis Mountains, Trans Pecos Area and Permian Basin and find them forever homes.For more information, call Sabrehna Everett 432-352-0173. Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMusic audition for scholarshipNext articleGoat Roping fundraiser admin Pinterest Facebook Pinterest Twitter By admin – February 23, 2018 last_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Fannie Mae, the CFPB, and More

first_imgClick through to learn more about crucial hires, changes to key committees, and more in this weekly update.Fannie Mae announced that it has appointed Stergios “Terry” Theologides as EVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary effective March 28, 2019. Theologides most recently served as CoreLogic, Inc.’s SVP, General Counsel, and Secretary.“Terry joins the Fannie Mae leadership team with an impressive background of legal and management experience, combined with a broad and deep understanding of the mortgage, real estate, and financial services sectors,” said Hugh R. Frater, Interim CEO, Fannie Mae. “Terry is a thoughtful leader with a proven track record as a strong General Counsel with extensive experience managing high-performing, client-focused teams. He will play an important leadership role in helping us achieve our strategic priorities as we continue our work with customers and partners to increase the supply of affordable housing and drive innovation in the mortgage industry.” Related Articles March 28, 2019 1,585 Views About Author: Seth Welborn  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily ________________________________________________________________________________The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced enhancements to its advisory committee charters.The CFPB’s advisory committee program includes the Consumer Advisory Board (CAB), Academic Research Council (ARC), Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC), and Credit Union Advisory Council (CUAC).  These committees will expand their focus to broad policy matters and increase the frequency of in-person meetings from two times a year to three times a year effective fiscal year 2020. CFPB said that the CAB, CBAC, and CUAC will continue their joint public meetings. The ARC will meet separately, in-person and twice a year. Additionally, the ARC is being elevated to a Director-level advisory committee.The membership terms for the committees will be extended from a one-year term to two-year terms, and the terms will be staggered. The one-year term of all existing members expires on September 2019. A one-year term extension will be provided to half of the current members in order to achieve the staggered terms and ensure continuity. In addition to a Chair, each committee will be assigned a Vice-Chair. Both the Chair and the Vice-Chair will serve a one-year term in their respective positions, with the Vice-Chair assuming the Chair the following year.These changes were announced after CFPB Director Kathleen L. Kraninger’s engagement with current and former advisory committee members during her three-month listening tour.“I’ve seen firsthand how the Bureau benefits from the valuable input provided by committee members. I have also seen how the joint committee meeting is resulting in members sharpening their ideas by engaging in a thorough dialogue,” Kraninger said. “These enhancements demonstrate my commitment to ensuring that the Bureau’s advisory committees are helping to improve our work on behalf of consumers.”________________________________________________________________________________Debra Hess, former CFO of NorthStar Asset Management Group and NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., and David H. Stevens, former president and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), have joined Radian’s Board of Directors.”Radian is pleased to have Debra and Dave join our Board of Directors,” said Radian’s Chairman Herb Wender. “Their leadership, strategic insight and depth of experience in the mortgage and real estate industries and government affairs will help strengthen Radian’s position as a market-leading residential mortgage and real estate services enterprise. The addition of two highly qualified directors with skills that complement our strategic focus reinforces our commitment to strong corporate governance and enhancing stockholder value.” Hess and Stevens were nominated for election to the board following a comprehensive search process conducted by the board’s Governance Committee.”Radian has a strong, independent Board of Directors composed of proven leaders in mortgage banking, real estate, government, business operations, and capital and secondary markets,” said Radian’s Chief Executive Officer Rick Thornberry. “The addition of Debra and Dave will further strengthen our Board and provide us with valuable insight and guidance to execute our strategic plan for strong growth, value creation and stockholder returns.”________________________________________________________________________________IEM—a tech-enabled global homeland security and disaster management consulting firm based out of North Carolina—announced the addition of Pamela Hughes Patenaude as Senior Community Liaison, where she will serve as a senior advisor for the company’s housing and disaster recovery projects. Patenaude is a housing executive and public policy expert with over 35 years’ experience serving in government and non-profit management, including at the executive management level. Most recently, Patenaude served as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where she managed the day-to-day operations of the cabinet-level agency, including oversight of the Department’s $52 billion budget and 7,000 employees nationwide. Patenaude also served as Chair of HUD’s Disaster Management Group, overseeing $37 billion in disaster recovery funding.As IEM’s Senior Community Liaison, Patenaude will provide housing policy and long-term disaster recovery expertise to help execute IEM’s disaster recovery housing projects quickly and efficiently.”As disasters and emergencies evolve, our response and recovery to these events must evolve as well. We know that a one-size-fits-all solution does not work and that collaborative relationships must be forged to ensure that no one is left behind,” said Madhu Beriwal, President and CEO of IEM. “Pam has the diverse and well-rounded expertise to help us craft recovery and housing solutions that work best for each individual community. This, paired with her intimate understanding of complex policies that guide our work, will help communities rebuild safer and stronger.””I look forward to serving in this important advisory capacity role and to help facilitate long-term recovery efforts across the nation, including communities still recovering from recent disasters,” Patenaude said. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. 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St Eunan’s U21 team bus targeted by missile throwers in Strabane

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMan accused of Mc Areavey murder outlines police brutality claimsNext article21 year old Dublin man charged with the manslaughter of Eugene Moloney News Highland Newsx Adverts Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic St Eunan’s U21 team bus targeted by missile throwers in Strabane WhatsApp By News Highland – June 26, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal It has emerged that a bus carrying Letterkenney St Eunan’s Under 21s Gaelic Football team players from a friendly match at Sigerson’s Park came  under ‘missile attack’ from youths in Strabane.The incident happened in the are of the Ballycolman shops last week but full details area only emerging now.The bus carrying the team was extensively damaged with claims that it was only by sheer luck that none of the young passengers on board was seriously injured. Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

A method to study bacterioplankton community structure in Antarctic lakes

first_imgA method to study bacterioplankton community structure in Antarctic freshwater lake samples is described. Small samples (between 300 and 1000 ml) taken in remote field locations were used for crude DNA extraction, followed by PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene fragments using group-specific primers. The amplification products of the PCR reaction were then separated using denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis to produce a profile of the bacterioplankton community. Whilst the technique is only semi-quantitative, it readily differentiated communities from lakes of different trophic status and from vertical profiles within different lake types. The method offers a sensitive tool for screening and monitoring Antarctic freshwater environments as a precursor and adjunct to more detailed studies.last_img read more