U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) 2015 annual report.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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But, for a share that traded at 600p a few years ago, a current price of 280p per share represents a big discount.There are, however, good reasons for the cheap-looking BP share price. Covid-19 was the catalyst. Stock markets around the world crashed, economies shut down and oil prices collapsed. BP was not alone in cutting its dividend to keep cash in the business. So it is not surprising that BP shares had a price slump. Yet economies around the world are getting back towards normal, and oil prices have recovered somewhat. So why do BP shares, after a brief bounce, seem to be heading lower again? 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I actually bought shares in BP in January this year, because it appeared to be committed to a transition to an alternative energy future.BP shares green plansIn February this year, BP revealed its plan to be net-zero for carbon emissions by 2050 at the company level. Earlier this month the plan got a lot more ambitious. Before, BP was not including the fuel it sells to customers to burn in the zero-balance. Now it will. BP will be a very different company in the future if the plan is carried out successfully. The sale in June of a petrochemical asset for $5bn will provide cash for the transition, and $25bn of further divestments are planned by 2025. Cutting the dividend, which was announced with the new green deal, will also free up funds to put the plan into action.Wind farms and a large stake in a solar business have featured on BP’s balance sheet for some time. Before anyone had heard the name Covid-19, BP had was making investments in low-carbon, alternative and energy efficiency businesses. So, I cannot agree with anyone calling BP’s move a completely cynical knee jerk reaction to the current climate. But it would be fair to say it helped accelerate a trend already underway in BP’s business model.Maybe BP shares are lagging because investors do not have faith the company can change from an oil business to an integrated energy company. I disagree and would argue we need oil majors to make these changes. A renewable future will still need big energy projects to meet the needs of a growing population. BP has the experience to make this happen.BP and its shareholders did well from the old energy business. I think both can do well from the new one, so I am definitely not selling my shares. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 16 June 2014 | News An MBE was also awarded to 82 year old Barbara Smith, who has been raising money for Action for Children since she was four years old when she helped her mother collect for the charity. She received the honour for her lifetime dedication to the charity, after helping to raise £750,000 over 78 years.This honour comes after Barbara was awarded a tribute from the Institute of Fundraising last year and at the Charity Staff and Volunteers Awards 2014, where judges recognised her devotion to Action for Children with an award for ‘outstanding dedication’ – a category created especially for Barbara.Other notable mentions for MBE honours were given to:Mrs Cecilia Amanda Adams-McGuire, Fundraiser, who was honoured for services to The David Adams Leukaemia Appeal Fund.Mrs Diana Patrick, Nurse and Fundraiser, at Cransley Hospice, Northamptonshire, honoured for services to Healthcare.Mrs Victoria Rachel Robinson, Fundraiser, honoured for services to the Arts in Cumbria. Fundraisers recognised with Queen’s Birthday Honours The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year recognised the achievements of a wide range of people across the UK. In total 1,149 individuals were honoured, from a mixture of backgrounds – school caretakers, charity fundraisers, foster carers and hospital volunteers to name a few.In the year of the Institute of Fundraising’s “Proud to be a Fundraiser” campaign, it was heartening that 73% of honours were awarded to individuals for their outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.These included the brave individuals who helped others during and after the floods in southern England earlier this year.MBEThe inspirational teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton, who raised over £4m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, received an MBE. He had accepted the honour for services to the charity shortly before his death, aged 19, in May.Stephen, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15, became a household name as he helped raise millions for the fight against cancer. Throughout hisillness he remained positive, being pictured with his iconic thumbs up. Stephen’s mother said she was “truly delighted and immensely proud” that he had been recognised in the honours.She said:“Although Stephen continually told all of us that he didn’t do his charity work for recognition, even he acknowledged that to be appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire was “AWESOME’.” Advertisement 29 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis OBEAn OBE honour went to Bob Woodward, who founded the children’s charity CLIC. He set up the children’s leukaemia charity in 1976 after his son, Robert, was diagnosed with cancer.Robert died in 1977 aged 11, but his father’s fundraising mission continued. CLIC went on expand throughout the UK and into Europe before mergingwith Sargent Cancer Care for Children to become CLIC Sargent.Other OBE honours in the sector went to:Nicholas Adrian Colloff, Director of Innovation at Oxfam, for services to the community in London.Katy Kam Har Tse Lady Blair, Chief executive Officer and Fundraising director, Islington Chinese Association. For services to the community inLondon.Andrew James Cole, Chief Executive of Bliss. For services to Neonatal Care.William Harry Dove, MBE, JP, Chairman City Bridge Trust Committee. For voluntary and charitable services in London.Mrs Annie Marguerite Chapman. Fundraiser, for Cancer Research UK, honoured for charitable services in Norfolk.Mrs Margaret Jane Moor, Head of Benefits, Benefit Directorate, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to People with Disabilitiesand to Charitable Fundraising. British Empire MedalResurrected for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The British Empire Medal (BEM) was this year awarded to 300 people.This included Anne Chapman, who founded the Ladies’ Pink Tractor Run in 2004 for Cancer Research UK. She has since raised more than £335,000 for the charity, and last year’s event was entered by more than 160 people from around the world.Avril Mills the founder and fundraiser of The Dream Factory also received a BEM. She was honoured for her charitable services to children and young people.Also 19 year old George Richard Robert Fielding, Chair Ambassador and Kidz Board Member, Whizz Kid, has been honoured for services to Disabled Children and their Families.Other British Empire Medal honours went to:Mrs Hilary Olwyn Ann Hatcher, Founder Member and Fundraiser, Suffolk Breakthrough Breast Cancer. For services to Breast Cancer Research and Education.Mrs Winifred Keating. Fundraiser, Lily Centre, Liverpool. For services to Breast Cancer Patients and their Families.Mrs June Geraldine Keep. Fundraiser, Churchill Hospital. For services to Kidney Patients in Oxfordshire.Richard Arthur Clement Mead. Fundraiser Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For charitable services.Mrs Margaret O’Brien, Fundraiser, Lily Centre, Liverpool. For services to Breast Cancer Patients and their Families.Mark Stuart Roberts, Fundraiser for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. For charitable services to Cancer Care.Mrs Mary Louie Rowe. Fundraiser, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. For charitable services.John Stewart. Fundraising Volunteer at the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. For charitable services.Press releases from gov.uk say that “philanthropy has once again been a prominent theme amongst the recipients at both a national and a local level”.And, overall, it was certainly encouraging to see that 2014 did mark a slight percentage increase from the previous two years of honours given to individuals undertaking outstanding work in their communities, either in a voluntary or paid capacity. Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Oregon domestic workers win bill of rightsDomestic workers in Oregon, including nannies, in-home caregivers and housekeepers, won historic protections when the Oregon Domestic Workers’ Protection Act became law on June 17. Called the domestic workers’ “bill of rights,” the law extends the basic protections in the National Labor Rights Act to farm and domestic workers who were explicitly excluded, as demanded by Southern congresspeople, when the NLRA was passed in 1935. The Southern economy was so heavily based on superexploitation of Black workers that any law threatening that would never have passed.The Oregon law, which takes effect in 2016, mandates that employers provide live-in workers eight consecutive hours of time off during each 24-hour period, overtime payment, and protection against sexual harassment or harassment based on race, nationality, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Sara Gelser, noted that domestic workers are still predominantly low-waged women of color. Oregon is the fifth state to enact protections for domestic workers. (StatesmanJournal.com, Aug. 10)NLRB ruling on ‘joint employers’ could help low-wage workersOn Aug. 27, the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees the National Labor Rights Act, ruled that a company in a California case was a “joint employer” with the contractor it hired to run its recycling center. This ruling, if applied to workers at fast food franchises, could give a huge boost to the Fight for $15 campaign. The Aug. 29 New York Times noted that joint employers “could be held accountable for pay and working conditions” and would have to bargain with employees who unionize. No wonder the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations are up in arms at this ruling. But, as the Times notes, “Corporations routinely impose rules, policies, fees and technology on their franchises that effectively determine … how much fast-food employees work and … how much they are paid.”How will this ruling affect the long-term tug of war that is the class struggle? As Frederick Douglass observed in 1857: “Power concedes nothing without a demand.” And: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Stay tuned.Northeast Verizon workers continue contract fightAbout 40,000 Verizon workers, represented from Maine to Virginia by the Communication Workers and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, have been exposing the blatantly anti-worker, union-busting concessions demanded by Verizon since their contract expired Aug. 1. The giant telecom company wants to slash job and retirement security while raising health care costs that would wipe out raises. No wonder the workers have dubbed the telecom company, which posts $1 billion a month in profits, “Verigreedy.”The latest union report on contract negotiations states that Verizon “continues to have only one goal: to lower their costs of business at our members’ expense. Their agenda continues to include retrogressive demands across virtually every area of our contracts from job security to pensions and work rules.” (cwalocal2108.org, Sept. 3) That’s why the workers say, “Hell no!”UE first U.S. union to support BDS movementIn keeping with its longtime activist commitment to social unionism, the United Electrical Workers union adopted a resolution at its national convention endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement and calling on Israel to end the occupation and recognize Palestinian self-determination. Representing 30,000 workers, UE is the first national U.S. union to endorse BDS.The resolution, passed Aug. 20, calls on Congress and the Obama administration “to end all U.S. military aid to Israel; and to pressure Israel to end the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem and the siege of Gaza and negotiate a peace agreement [that includes] Palestinian self-determination and the right of return for refugees.” The resolution also urged UE to become fully engaged in “the movement for peace, justice and equality between the Palestinians and Israelis.” (ueunion.org, Sept. 1) Though UE has received angry protests from pro-Israeli organizations, the BDS movement has welcomed its support with open arms.S.F. Letter Carriers against jail expansionLetter carriers in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area took a stand against jail expansion and mass incarceration on Sept. 2. The resolution passed by the Letter Carriers (NALC), Golden Gate Branch 214, opposes a proposal by the San Francisco sheriff to construct a new jail there, calling it “costly and unnecessary.”“The reality is that San Francisco already has too much jail space,” the resolution notes, citing the city’s continually declining jail population and glut of vacant jail cells. The union calls instead for sentencing reform, crime prevention measures and pretrial diversion, which “have proven to be best for keeping families together, stabilizing communities, and preparing prisoners for a productive life on the outside.” The NALC local joins a growing list of groups opposing new jail construction, including the United Educators of San Francisco, the National Lawyers Guild, the Coalition on Homelessness and the S.F. Tenants Union. (Read the full resolution at workers.org.)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE Facebook Twitter EU Regulators to Investigate Dow-DuPont Merger Facebook Twitter Antitrust regulators in the European Union are opening a full investigation into the Dow-DuPont proposed $130 billion merger. The regulators say the deal may reduce competition in crop protection and seed markets. The European Commission said the merger may also hurt innovation. The merger would create the world’s largest integrated crop protection and seeds company. One EU Commissioner said of the investigation that “we need to make sure the proposed merger does not lead to higher prices.”The regulators have delayed a final decision until December 20th. Both Dow and DuPont said the companies would work with the Commission to address its concerns. Both still expect the deal to close by the end of this year.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 11, 2016 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News EU Regulators to Investigate Dow-DuPont Merger Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleU.S. Oil Prices Jump on Thursday Hoosier Ag Today
“We have no divine right to beat anyone unless we’re one hundred percent at it” TAGSLimerick FClistensoccerSportSporting limerick Facebook Email WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick’s Paudie O’Connor named Bradford City Player of the Season GIF Analysis: Treaty show plenty of promise in game of two halves SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportVideoLISTEN: Tracy focused ahead of Harps challengeBy Adrian Finnin – November 2, 2018 1229 Advertisement Previous articleOptimum Ageing?Next articleTransmitter/ Receiver for Gallery Interlude Adrian Finnin Print Twitter Former Limerick FC defender Tony Whitehead ‘not surprised’ by Treaty United’s dream start Former Limerick FC star named in Ireland squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The post LISTEN: Tracy focused ahead of Harps challenge appeared first on Sporting Limerick. LISTEN: Stephen Hunt Reviews Ireland Vs Serbia Nathan Boyle of Finn Harps in action against Shane Tracy and Shane Duggan of Limerick during the SSE Airtricity League Promotion / Relegation Play-off Final 1st leg match between Finn Harps and Limerick FC at Finn Park in Ballybofey Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/SportsfileLong serving Limerick player Shane Tracy says the squad are fully focused on the 90 minutes ahead against Finn Harps. Limerick host the Donegal outfit in the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff tonight and are aiming to overcome a 1-0 deficit.Despite the advantage the visitors possess, Tracy is confident Limerick can turn it around. “Yeah I think that anyone that watched the game would have seen that we were the better side. We were all frustrated as we had a couple of chances too and hopefully if we get them tomorrow night we can take them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The former Arsenal youth player has stated that premier division survival is the only option for the club. “Yeah definitely. Even as a player, as a professional and as a management team, you want to stay up. All we are really focused on is the game now and there are up to 120 minutes and possibly penalties at stake to keep us in the premier division.”To listen to the full interview, click on the link below.
ABC News(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The University at Buffalo has suspended all fraternities and sororities and is investigating a “potential” hazing incident that left a student in critical condition.The Buffalo Police Department said that a student had been seriously injured early Friday in what it was calling an “incident of potential hazing.”“BPD are investigating an incident of potential hazing that occurred at a fraternity house in Buffalo overnight on Custer Street,” the department said in a tweet. “A UB student was rushed to the hospital with a serious medical condition believed to have resulted from the Incident.”The news was followed by an immediate suspension of all Greek life at the college in western New York.“As the investigation into this very serious matter continues, let me reiterate that our university has zero tolerance for hazing,” University at Buffalo President Satish Tripathi said in a statement. “Not only are hazing incidents a violation of our university policies, but they are also crimes.“Therefore, at my direction, the official activities of all recognized fraternities and sororities are suspended effective immediately,” he added.The incident happened at the school’s Sigma Pi house, according to a statement from the frat.“Sigma Pi has recently learned of a reported allegation of health & safety policy violations at Epsilon-Omicron Chapter at the University at Buffalo,” Jonathan Frost, executive director and CEO of Sigma Pi Fraternity & Foundation, said in a statement. “At this time, we are currently gathering information and, if necessary, will provide further comment after all facts have been gathered.”The student is currently in critical condition and on life support, according to Buffalo ABC affiliate WKBW.“The University at Buffalo community is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our student whose injuries, Buffalo Police suspect, may have resulted from hazing overnight,” the university said in a statement. “We are in contact with the student’s family and will provide whatever assistance and comfort we can during this very difficult time, as we hope for the very best for our student who is an undergraduate student at UB.”The student’s name has not been released.Neighbors said they saw two frat members carry a person out of the house overnight after authorities arrived.“This is a family neighborhood, there’s families that live in these houses,” Adam Rodriguez told WKBW. “Obviously, thank God there were no kids out here at that time because I believe that could have been a pretty traumatic experience. Even me, just seeing the body here … that was pretty hardcore.”A Sigma Pi student at Ohio University died after a hazing incident in November 2018. The family of that student, Collin Wiant, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Sigma Pi and another 10 unnamed individuals in February.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Full Name* Share via Shortlink Message* A spokesperson for Warburg wished Zahler the best in a statement, and said the firm is “currently in active talks” to fill his role.Zahler started his career in 2003 out of Corcoran’s East Side office, and stayed there until 2014, when Town Residential recruited him to run its Greenwich Village office. “I basically grew up at Corcoran,” he said.“When he started his career with us, he was hard working, eager to learn and he’s leveraged those strengths to become a highly respected real estate leader. I am confident that our Soho agents will achieve even greater success with his support and guidance,” Corcoran president and CEO Pamela Liebman said in a statement.Contact Cordilia James Brennan Zahler goes back to his Corcoran roots. (iStock, Warburg, Corcoran)There’s a familiar face back at the Corcoran Group: Brennan Zahler, who started at the firm 18 years ago, is the newest senior managing director at the company’s Soho office. The move comes after Zahler spent five years as the director of sales at Warburg Realty’s Tribeca office.Zahler will lead a team of agents with Paula Manikowski, who has been the senior managing director of the Soho office for the last seven years. He succeeds Tim Cass, who worked with Manikowski before leaving to head up two of the firm’s other locations in early 2020.“Now, with business really picking up and things getting very active, [it’s] the perfect time to bring another manager back into Soho to continue to build the office,” Manikowski said.Read moreRanking New York’s top residential brokerages of 2020When Compass comes clawing: How the firm’s contracts lock agents inHere are Elliman and Corcoran Sunshine’s top producers of 2020 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Corcoran GroupResidential Real Estatesohotribeca Tags
Arthrobacter alpinus R3.8 is a psychrotolerant bacterial strain isolated from a soil sample obtained at Rothera Point, Adelaide Island, close to the Antarctic Peninsula. Strain R3.8 was sequenced in order to help discover potential cold active enzymes with biotechnological applications. Genome analysis identified various cold adaptation genes including some coding for anti-freeze proteins and cold-shock proteins, genes involved in bioremediation of xenobiotic compounds including naphthalene, and genes with chitinolytic and N-acetylglucosamine utilization properties and also plant-growth-influencing properties. In this genome report, we present a complete genome sequence of A. alpinus strain R3.8 and its annotation data, which will facilitate exploitation of potential novel cold-active enzymes.