Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares T Sligo | Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” With the FTSE 100 falling by roughly 19% in the year-to-date, it’s hardly surprising that people might be looking at alternative investments — like Bitcoin — to help them reach their goal of retiring early. While many FTSE 100 companies are trading at low prices, I believe now could be a great opportunity to load up on cheap shares.The problem with BitcoinThe FTSE 100 has fallen this year, but what’s happened to the value of Bitcoin? The price of the cryptocurrency has surged by 39%.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…Unlike FTSE 100 shares, Bitcoin has no intrinsic value. When you buy a share, you are buying a portion of a company. You have an interest in how every part of the operation is run, from the products and services it provides to the people managing the business and working there.With Bitcoin, you have an electronic token. Its performance is dependent purely on supply and demand. To me, that’s speculation, not investing.FTSE 100 dividend shares: investing for incomeIn this market, FTSE 100 investors may favour buying cheap shares for the growth potential and to benefit from the economy’s likely long-term recovery. Especially in light of multiple companies slashing, suspending or cancelling dividend payments this year.However, there are also investors buying shares in companies that previously offered generous dividends while they are trading at a cheap valuation. When the pandemic ends, they hope these FTSE 100 businesses will reinstate dividends at previous levels.By buying such dividend shares, it’s possible to build up a second passive income, potentially helping you reach retirement that bit earlier. Bitcoin doesn’t offer investors this prospect.Cheap FTSE 100 sharesOf course, the drop in the FTSE 100 means there are plenty of cheap shares available to invest in. But where do you start?During the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve seen whole industries on the brink of collapse. Although it’s a great time to pick up a bargain, there’s a real danger that we’ll still see some more companies fold.One way to try to mitigate this risk is by diversifying your portfolio between companies and industries. Geographical diversity can also be built in, which should help lower the damage caused by the rise of geopolitical tensions that we’ve seen in recent years.If you’re investing with smaller sums, buying into an index fund might be a good option. These types of funds aim to track a chosen index, like the FTSE 100. The fund should match the performance of the index over time. By buying into an index, you will be buying a portion of those cheap shares too.These are unusual times, but the opportunity to buy cheap FTSE 100 shares doesn’t present itself often. Although the market has fallen, I think it will eventually recover. I don’t know about you, but I won’t be wasting this opportunity. Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget Bitcoin! I’d buy cheap FTSE 100 shares to retire early Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. T Sligo 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. 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 T Sligolast_img read more

Sri Lanka: Harassment of journalists surges in first days of Rajapaksa presidency

first_imgSanjay Dhanushka, a journalist who manages the video channel at TheLeader.lk news website, was summoned and questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department for several hours on 26 November. As RSF noted shortly before the election,  Rajapaksa was nicknamed the “white van commando boss” while secretary of defence during the “dark decade” from 2005 to 2015 because of the white vans that were reportedly used to abduct and murder journalists. Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independenceProtecting sources ImpunityInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassment Organisation RSF_en Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alerts It took little more than a week after his installation on 18 November for Rajapaksa, also known as the “Terminator,” to start having an impact of press freedom in Sri Lanka. The initial targets included Newshub.lk, a Colombo-based news website that police raided on 26 November, searching the contents of its servers, desktops and laptops. “This full-blown police raid on an independent news portal, compounded by a crude breach of criminal procedure, sends a very disturbing signal about respect for press freedom under Gotabaya Rajapaksa,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “We urge the new government to issue clear directives to the police to let journalists do their work without subjecting them to intimidation.” Questioned for several hours Then Thushara Vitharana, the editor of the Voicetube.lk website, was summoned for questioning by the CID two days later, on 28 November. She told RSF she was interrogated for two hours about her former activities at TheLeader.lk, for which she no longer works. On 22 November 2019 in Colombo, the newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa speaks during the ministerial swearing-in ceremony (left), as his brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) watches him. (image: ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) Sakthivelpillai Prakash, the editor of the Tamil-language newspaper Thinnapuyal was questioned by plainclothes police in the northern city of Vavuniya on 25 November. After interrogating him about the newspaper’s coverage (in articles and photos) of the former Tamil Tiger rebellion, they asked him to provide the contact details of all of its reporters, which he refused to do. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Help by sharing this information The warrant produced by the police had expired on 12 December 2018, nearly a year ago, but the police brushed that aside, blaming a typing error, and continued to use the searchword “Gota” on all of the website’s computers to find and examine references to Gotabaya Rajapaksa.center_img Sri Lanka is ranked 126th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News December 3, 2019 Sri Lanka: Harassment of journalists surges in first days of Rajapaksa presidency Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shares the concerns of Sri Lanka’s journalists about the searches, interrogations and acts of intimidation to which they have been subjected to since Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as president just two weeks ago. The authorities must put a stop to all forms of intimidation, RSF said. Follow the news on Sri Lanka Dark decade to go further News January 13, 2021 Find out more News When she asked why she was being questioned, the police said it was in connection with a complaint by the Sinhalese National Organization, a group that promotes Sinhalese and Buddhist supremacy – a theme that was also at the heart of Rajapaksa’s successful election campaign. July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Donegal based B&B body predicts better times ahead

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 18, 2010 center_img Donegal based B&B body predicts better times ahead 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleConfidence vote in mayor not on table following legal adviceNext articleCouncillor says it is time to move on from budget row News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A new body representing the Bed and Breakfast sector is predicting a more positive year in 2010, with a new marketting drive and grading system being introduced, and the economic outlook improving in key markets abroad.Ballyshannon based B&B Ireland, which encompasses the old Town and Country Homes and Irish Farmhouse associations, says online bookings actually rose slightly last year, and indications are that advance bookings this month are well up on January 2009.B&B Ireland Chairperson Margaret Cahill says with over 60% of B&B owners in the new organisation, they are well placed to rerspond to the market upturn. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+last_img read more

Minister briefed on Oatfield closure as company plans to meet workers

first_imgNews Previous articleOatfield factory to close next month with the loss of 15 jobsNext articleMc Guinness says he will testify at the Smithwick Tribnal if asked News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Minister briefed on Oatfield closure as company plans to meet workers 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp The Managing Director of Zed Candy told Highland Radio News this evening that representatives of the company will meet individually with each of the remaining Oatfield workers on Monday.The plant will close at the end of May, and production will switch to a plant in the UK.Donegal Senator Jimmy Harte has called on the company to give the workers their entitlements, and says he has already briefed Minister Joan Burton about the situation……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/jhart530.mp3[/podcast] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Twitter By News Highland – April 27, 2012 Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestlast_img read more

Killed on Snapchat: 7 teens charged with gang assault in connection to stabbing death, as victim is laid to rest

first_img@NassauCountyPD/Facebook(OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) — Family and friends of Khaseen Morris, the 16-year-old whose stabbing death was broadcast over Snapchat, gathered Saturday at the Tower Funeral Home in Oceanside, New York, to remember the late teen.Meanwhile, prosecutors announced that seven suspects have been charged with gang assault in connection to Morris’ death. An eighth man has already been charged with murder. Morris was in the parking lot of a strip mall on Sept. 16 when he was fatally stabbed, reportedly over a girl, as dozens of onlookers watched and no one tried to intervene. Even more people viewed the brutal killing on the social media app. Morris was taken from the scene to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.“You could see him like, in so much pain, and he couldn’t breathe, and he just fell, and no one helped him,” Keyanna Morris, Khaseen Morris’ sister, told ABC7 New York.Morris’ sister described him as a “sweetheart” who would help anyone, according to ABC7. He was a senior at Oceanside High School and a vigil was held for him in the parking lot where he was attacked last week.Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder announced Saturday the arrests of Haakim Mechan, 19, Marquis Stephens Jr., 18, Javonte Neals, 18, Taj Woodruff, 17, Sean Merritt, 17, and two 16-year-old male juveniles in connection to Morris’ death. All of the suspects are from Long Beach, New York and have been charged with gang assault.Ryder clarified that these seven suspects are not part of a gang, “there is no gang issue in Oceanside,” but that the charges of gang assault are levied when three or more people physically harm someone.Det. Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said all seven charged with gang assault had an “active” role in the attack on Morris. “The seven subjects were active participants in the attack on Khaseen Morris and his friend,” he said Saturday during a press conference. “Physically beating, physically hitting people, throwing them to the ground, each one of them had an active role.”The adult suspects charged in Khaseen’s stabbing death were escorted Saturday morning by police to their arraignment.Police previously charged 18-year-old Tyler Flach, of Lido Beach, with murder, and allege that he reportedly stabbed Morris in the chest. Flach pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail.Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said at Saturday’s press conference that the case will now head to a grand jury, which can add or change charges as the investigation continues.“There are seven more people who will be accountable for this most violent and atrocious attack that led to the murder here in Oceanside,” Singas said during the press conference.Authorities said they are still asking for additional witnesses to come forward because they believe there was more video taken of the attack that they have not viewed.“We can’t be everywhere at all times. The only way that we can receive justice is if the community helps us and cooperates,” Singas said. “It’s imperative we get this information that we can seek justice for Khaseen’s family and for the Oceanside community.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ohio police officer shot to death in Home Depot parking lot

first_imgKali9/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(TOLEDO, Ohio) — A Toledo police officer is dead after being shot in the chest while responding to a 911 call of an intoxicated person in a Home Depot parking lot overnight.Witnesses, according to Toledo Police Chief George Krahl, said that the suspect was walking away from officer Anthony Dia when he “for some reason turned and fired a round from the handgun.”Dia, who leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old child, was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.Police deployed a drone and canine to try and locate the suspect. After police heard a lone gunshot, the 57-year-old white male suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a nearby wooded area, Krahl said at a press conference Saturday morning.Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said as Americans gather Saturday to celebrate their independence and reflect on the sacrifices service members have made in this country’s history, that they also reflect on the sacrifices that local authorities make every day “with little fanfare, often vilified and always under-appreciated.”“Our hearts are broken today over the loss of Toledo Police Officer Anthony Dia, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this morning,” Kapszukiewicz said in a statement Saturday. “We are all in mourning, and we will never forget his sacrifice.”Police are scheduled to hold a follow-up press conference Monday to discuss more details about the suspect and the timeline of events.“Sacrifice comes in all forms and we cannot forget the struggle that our police officers face on a daily basis,” Kapszukiewicz said a press conference Saturday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

A simple model of the convective internal boundary layer and its application to surface heat flux estimates within polynyas

first_imgA simple model of the convective (thermal) internal boundary layer has been developed for climatological studies of air-sea-ice interaction, where in situ observations are scarce and first-order estimates of surface heat fluxes are required. It is a mixed-layer slab model, based on a steady-state solution of the conservation of potential temperature equation, assuming a balance between advection and turbulent heat-flux convergence. Both the potential temperature and the surface heat flux are allowed to vary with fetch, so the subsequent boundary-layer modification alters the fluxconvergence and thus the boundary-layer growth rate. For simplicity, microphysical and radiative processes are neglected. The model is validated using several case studies. For a clear-sky cold-air outbreak over a coastal polynya the observed boundary-layer heights, mixed-layer potential temperatures and surface heat fluxes are all well reproduced. In other cases, where clouds are present, the model still captures most of the observed boundary-layer modification, although there are increasing discrepancies with fetch, due to the neglected microphysical and radiative processes. The application of the model to climatological studies of air-sea interaction within coastal polynyas is discussed.last_img read more

Comparative morphology of Southern Ocean Euphausia species: ecological significance of sexual dimorphic features

first_imgSpecies of the genus Euphausia dominate the euphausiid biomass of the Southern Ocean, the three largest being Euphausia superba, E. triacantha and E. crystallorophias. We measured a number of morphological features to identify differences between, and within, these species to obtain ecological insights. Interspecifically, the greatest difference was carapace size, with that of E. superba being by far the largest and most variable. This likely reflects its prolific spawning capacity compared with other euphausiid species. E. triacantha exhibited an extended sixth abdominal segment that could facilitate greater levels of thrust in the tail flip escape response. The pleopods, which provide propulsion in forward swimming, were more than 50% larger in E. superba, indicating a greater capacity for directional movement at high velocities. E. crystallorophias had eyes that were almost double the size of those in E. superba and E. triacantha, which may help retain visual resolution within its under-ice habitat. Intraspecifically, we found the above morphological features differed little between sexes and developmental stages in E. crystallorophias and E. triacantha, but differed significantly in E. superba. Compared to females and juveniles, male E. superba had significantly larger eyes and pleopods, whilst the carapace in males became shorter as a proportion of body length during growth. These features indicate a greater capacity for searching and swimming in males, which, we hypothesise, increases their ability to locate and fertilise females. This morphological specialisation in male E. superba is indicative of comparatively greater inter-male competition resulting from its tendency to form large, dense swarms.last_img read more

Nationals win World Series Game 1 against Astros

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmiflippo/iStock(HOUSTON) — The Washington Nationals are one step closer to winning their first World Series title thanks to left fielder Juan Soto.The 20-year-old hit a home run in the 4th inning of Monday night’s World Series Game 1 against the Houston Astros to tie the game. Soto later smashed a two-run double to help the Nationals defeat the Astros in Houston, 5-4.The Nats lead the World Series 1-0. Game 2 is set for Wednesday night in Houston.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. October 23, 2019 /Sports News – National Nationals win World Series Game 1 against Astros Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img