Credit card use up, despite healthy accounts

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John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) Q42020 Interim Report

first_imgInvestec Limited (INVEST.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the forth quarter.For more information about Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investec Limited (INVEST.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investec Limited (INVEST.bw)  2020 interim results for the forth quarter.Company ProfileInvestec (Botswana) Limited is a regional subsidiary of an international specialist banking and asset management group. Its financial service offering comprises six business divisions: asset management, wealth and investment, property, private banking, investment banking and capital markets. The Wealth and Investment division of Investec (Botswana) Limited specialises in wealth management, portfolio management, private office and stockbroking services for individuals, families, trusts and charities. The Specialist Banking division manages principle investments and property investments, as well as corporate and institutional banking which includes treasury and trading services, specialised lending, funds and debt capital markets, institutional research, sales and trading, and advisory and equity capital markets. The Private Banking division offers products and solutions for transactional banking, foreign exchange, lending, deposits and investments.last_img read more

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgNorthern Nigeria Flour Mills Plc (NNFM.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.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)  2020 abridged results.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

Wales come back to snatch victory from Scotland

first_imgSaturday Feb 13, 2010 Wales come back to snatch victory from Scotland Wales came back from being 24-14 down to snatch a thrilling 31-24 victory against a 13 man Scotland in stoppage time of their Six Nations meeting at the Millennium Stadium.Wales faced an inspired Scotland who, having not scored a try in their last five Tests, scored two today through John Barclay and Max Evans. Flyhalf Dan Parks put in a stand out performance, as he scored 12 points and controlled matters for the visiting Scots.Chris Paterson notched up his 100th Test match, but unfortunately picked up an injury that meant he left the field, and along with an injury to Thom Evans, led to a reshuffled Scottish backline.Prop Allan Jacobsen then got sin-binned for an illegal offence, as did Parks’ eventual replacement Phil Godman, so Scotland finished the match with 13 men and a Welsh onslaught, led by Shane Williams, proved too much.Despite a few bad touches and failing to impose himself earlier in the match, Williams had an inspired last quarter of the match as he first set up a try for Lee Byrne, then played a part in Leigh Halfpenny’s seven-pointer.Wales piled on the pressure and slotted an equalising penalty with less than a minute left on the clock. It was that man Williams though, once again, who proved the difference as he dived over the line with time up on the clock, sealing a dramatic win for the Welsh, crushing Scotland’s hopes of a famous win. Time: 09:37ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Fetu’u Vainikolo try from no look pass against Treviso

first_imgMonday Apr 29, 2013 Fetu’u Vainikolo try from no look pass against Treviso A late converted try by Paul O’Donohoe helped Connacht to a 23-23 draw with Treviso in Friday night’s RadoDirect PRO12 game at the Stadio Monigo. Flyer Fetu’u Vainilolo scored a very well taken try following a no-look pass off a lineout, that he ran onto at pace before stepping a few players.With time up the home side were close to celebrating the win but O’Donohoe brought the scores to 23-21, before Dan Parks duly converted to get the draw.Extra: View full highlights from the match on page 2 of this postFull match highlights report from Treviso vs Connacht at the Stadio MonigoTime: 4:27Credit: RaboDirectPro12ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

World Cup winner Franco Mostert says goodbye to Gloucester

first_imgTuesday Jun 30, 2020 World Cup winner Franco Mostert says goodbye to Gloucester South Africa and Gloucester second row Franco Mostert is the latest player to say goodbye to his club as contracts are running out across the Gallagher Premiership. ADVERTISEMENTIt was announced in May that the 29-year-old would be leaving the West Country outfit at the end of the season in favour of another stint in Japan’s Top League, this time joining Honda Heat, having previously played for Ricoh Black Rams. With contracts expiring at the end of June for many players, the Springbok shared this message on Instagram: “The memories I made at Kingsholm will stay with me and my family forever. Thanks to all the Gloucester Rugby fans for the amazing support you guys gave me. You will be missed.” The 39-cap Springbok is not the only Gloucester player on his way to Japan from Kingsholm at the end of the season, as former head coach Johan Ackermann has taken over NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, and has been joined by Owen Williams, Tom Marshall and Franco Marais. This means the club will certainly have a new complexion when the league resumes in August. Having arrived at Gloucester from the Lions ahead of the 2018/19 season, the Rugby World Cup winner was part of an influx of players, which included Danny Cipriani and Matt Banahan, that helped guide the Cherry and Whites to the Premiership playoffs in their first season. ADVERTISEMENTMuch like his compatriot Cobus Reinach’s time at Northampton Saints, Mostert’s stint with Gloucester was brief but effective, and his form earned him his place in Rassie Erasmus’ RWC squad in Japan last year, where he came off the bench in the final victory over England. With no rugby played in months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mostert’s final game for Gloucester was a 39-22 loss to Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in March, which left Gloucester in ninth place in the league.  Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New service to recruit ICT volunteers for charities

first_imgVolunteers will be offering a wide range of skills, from short term consultancy to help a local charity set up its PC network, to helping an organisation develop it’s Web site. They will be able to search for available opportunities via the VOLT Web site. VOLT will be marketed both to individual employees and to companies’ ICT departments.Charities looking to target ICT volunteers need to register their opportunities on do-it, either via their nearest volunteer bureau, or through the VOLT Web site.UK Fundraising reported on the VOLT initiative back in December 2001 when it covered the initial online survey to assess the need. Smartchange, subsequently taken over by TimeBank, ran the survey at Volt! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis VOLT is a new volunteer recruitment initiative aimed at Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals.The new project is a joint non-profit venture between Prospect, a recruitment company for the ICT industry, and do-it.org.uk, the online volunteer recruitment service. It aims to connect ICT professionals with charities and non-profit organisations that need their help. Unlike other volunteering sites it focuses exclusively on highly-skilled ‘digital’ talent. “The critical importance of ICT to charities and non-profits, and a growing sense of altruism and desire to contribute to the public good amongst ICT staff is what prompted me to set up VOLT”, said James Plummer, Managing Director of Prospect. “By partnering with do-it, we have been able to bring existing opportunities to volunteer within the not-for-profit sector to ICT professionals looking to help.” Advertisement  86 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 January 2003 | News New service to recruit ICT volunteers for charities 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

Hikers raise funds for homeless

first_img Charity hikers are set to raise over ‚€500,000 for Irish homeless organisation Focus Ireland as they scale the island’s four highest mountains in one weekend. Focus Ireland’s ‘Four Peaks Challenge’ in June features climbs of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry, Co Mayo’s Mweelrea, Slieve Donard in Co Down and Co Wicklow’s Lugnaquilla. Begun in 2001, the event drew a record 64 teams last year and raised ‚€483,000 in sponsorship. Fianna Fail TD Barry Andrews, who took part in the past, said: “It was great craic while also raising money for such a good cause.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 28 February 2006 | News Tagged with: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Hikers raise funds for homelesscenter_img 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.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Focus Ireland recently launched a major fundraising drive to raise ‚€35 million over five years. last_img read more

Trump, anti-Semitism and solidarity in struggle

first_imgIf Not Now, an anti-occupation Jewish group, marches on Trump transition headquarters in Washington, D.C., to protest anti-Semitism.Late in the election campaign, as Donald Trump hammered home his vile attacks on people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women; as he beefed up support among the worst racist elements including the Ku Klux Klan, white militias and Nazis, he also openly appealed to anti-Jewish forces.The immediate aftermath of Trump’s election saw white supremacists carry out hundreds of horrific racist incidents across the country. Latinx schoolchildren were confronted by white classmates chanting, “Build the wall, build the wall.” Black university students received disgusting racist text messages. Muslims were physically attacked.Nothing is now more urgent than beating back these racist attacks. All must unite in solidarity with the most oppressed — Black, Latinx and other people of color, Muslims, undocumented immigrants.What solidarity means for white people, including Jews, is following the leadership of oppressed people, standing and marching and fighting with them. It means political and physical anti-racist defense, on the streets, in the schools and workplaces and, if necessary, on the highways and railroad tracks to block deportations.Unity vs. bigoted tacticsThe massive outpouring of anti-Trump outrage and resistance since election night shows that an epochal struggle has begun.Led by Black, Brown and other oppressed people, it will draw more and more into the battle. Unity must and will be this struggle’s central characteristic.With anti-Jewish acts also taking place after the election, understanding the history of anti-Semitism and taking it on will help build this united struggle. In Philadelphia, windows of Jewish-owned shops were smashed and spray-painted swastikas were superimposed over Stars of David. Jewish students at several colleges reported waking up to find swastikas painted on their dorm room doors.Trump gave the green light for such acts in the closing days of his campaign, railing against “the international banking conspiracy,” a classic anti-Semitic code phrase.His final TV ad was a brazen appeal to anti-Semitism. In voiceover, Trump called out an enemy that has “stripped our country of its wealth.” Images of piles of money were interspersed with photos of George Soros, Janet Yellen and Lloyd Blankfein. Each is Jewish.Soros is a billionaire investor. Yellen is the head of the Federal Reserve System. Blankfein is CEO of Goldman Sachs. They are indeed the working class’s enemy — but as bourgeois figures, not because they’re Jewish.The ad was a message to the vilest elements who had risen to the surface in Trump’s campaign. Rally round Trump, the ad said. He’s with you, against Black people, Latinx, Muslims — and, just so it’s clear, he’s also with you against “the Jews.”Then, days after the election, Trump announced that his campaign chair Steve Bannon would serve as “chief strategist” in the White House. Bannon has a documented record of overt racism, misogyny and anti-Semitism, both personally and at the ultrareactionary Breitbart News.Media Matters, which monitors right-wing misinformation online, calls Bannon “a white nationalist who hates Jews.” He can be expected to serve Trump in the way Joseph Goebbels, minister of propaganda in Nazi Germany, served Hitler.Facts and historyFacts will help arm the movement against attempts at division.Jewish people do not control worldwide banking and finance capital. Jews do not make up anywhere near the majority of owners, shareholders or top officers of most banks. Yes, there are Jewish bankers, just as there are Jewish people in many other spheres. But they do not run the capitalist show.There are not many Jewish people, period. In the U.S., Jews make up 2.5 percent to 3 percent of the population. The proportion of the world’s people who are Jewish is only 0.2 percent.For so few to hold as much power as Trump and the anti-Semites claim, Jews would have to have superpowers. They don’t. The caricature of a hook-nosed, sneering Jewish puppeteer manipulating businesses and governments is classic anti-Semitic propaganda.In reality, for much of history, most Jewish people were impoverished, persecuted and oppressed.In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a series of horrific pogroms — murderous riots against Jewish communities — swept through the czarist empire of Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and neighboring countries. Sponsored by those governments and the ruling class as part of the effort to tamp down growing unrest by the starving masses, the pogroms killed thousands of people. In the first two decades of the 20th century, waves of European Jews fled to the United States.A hundred years later, in the small Jewish population in the U.S. there certainly remain Jewish workers — bus drivers, teachers, nurses and retail, factory, office and other workers. But others are comfortably middle class. Some are part of the bourgeois ruling class.Many Jews have taken part in struggles for social change. Some gave their all, like Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered alongside African-American James Chaney by the Klan in Mississippi in 1964 for registering Black people to vote. But among U.S. Jews there have also been errors, offenses and failures of solidarity.The U.S. Jewish population is mostly white and comes to the struggle of the workers and oppressed with all the racism, backwardness, ignorance, privilege and insensitivity of white people in this country. Additionally and tragically for the goal of solidarity, Zionist ideology has maintained a decades-long stranglehold on the consciousness of most U.S. Jews.The good news is that this is finally changing, at least among the younger generation. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, and related organizing in solidarity with Palestine, is winning more and more Jewish millennials. As they break with their parents’ support for the racist settler state of Israel, they also become more open to radical ideas in general. They begin to better understand the meaning of and necessity for solidarity with oppressed peoples.Jewish youth who turn away from Zionism are taking to the streets as activists in solidarity with the struggles of people of color, marching with Black Lives Matter against racist police killings, demonstrating with undocumented immigrants against raids and deportations, and joining with anti-apartheid protesters for the liberation of Palestine.Some will take it further and join the struggle to overturn capitalism, following the long tradition of Jewish revolutionaries who started with Karl Marx himself.Unite to fightThe Trump campaign’s lie that Jews are responsible for workers’ troubles is a tactic to disrupt unity among the workers, oppressed peoples and progressives at a moment when such unity is vital to build resistance.Trump himself is a multimillionaire. He and his class — made up overwhelmingly of white, Anglo-Saxon Protestants (WASPs) — are responsible for disappearing jobs, falling wages and impossibly high housing, education and health care costs.He and his class are responsible for racist killer cops murdering Black people with impunity. He and his class are responsible for sending the U.S. military around the world to invade, occupy and destroy countries.This capitalist class wants to shift the blame. They want to divide the opposition. It’s no surprise that they reach for that trusty old tool — blaming “the Jews.”Jewish people are not now an oppressed group in the U.S. They do not face institutionalized, systemic or widespread discrimination, violence, bias and worse, as people of color do.Still, anti-Semitism exists. It never went away. Now it must be directly combatted.The movement as a whole must build unity. It is vital to have unity against racism, sexism, Islamophobia, immigrant bashing, LGBTQ oppression and also anti-Semitism.As for Jewish people in this country, many are suddenly terrified, fearing a return to the worst old days of anti-Semitic horrors. For them, the road forward is solidarity with the most oppressed. Defend Muslims, politically and physically. Stand and march and battle shoulder-to-shoulder with Black Lives Matter. Organize immigrant defense squads.That is the way to fight and win.The writer is a long-time anti-Zionist, pro-Palestine Jewish communist.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more