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Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgFidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELI.ng)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileFidelity Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the individual, commercial and corporate sectors. Its extensive full-service personal and business offering ranges from transactional accounts, online banking, loans and term deposits to money market, treasury services loans and advances, commercial support overdrafts, equipment leasing finance and trade, working capital, project, asset and syndicate finance. Fidelity Bank Plc operates through 225 business offices, 730 ATMs and 3 853 point-of-sale channels. Founded in 18=987 and formerly known as Fidelity Union Merchant Bank, the company changed its name to Fidelity Bank Plc in 1999. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Fidelity Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Alert! I think these 3 FTSE 100 stocks are undervalued

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address For a variety of reasons, some of the UK’s biggest companies are currently trading at a prices below their intrinsic values. Brexit, the US-China trade war, and tensions between Iran and the US are often pinpointed as part of the reason that some shares appear cheap.With some stock prices indicating the company is undervalued, I think now could be a great time to start investing. Investors should remain cautious and ensure they are not buying a portion of a business that has an inherent problem.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…I would consider buying shares in the following companies.Legal & GeneralLegal & General (LSE: LGEN) remains one of my favourite FTSE 100 companies. Over the past several years, the financial giant’s share price had slumped due to fears over Brexit. The stock is now recovering, with its price up by 25% over the past five years.Although these gains are good, I believe the company is still trading below its intrinsic value. Its price-to-earnings ratio is just 10, and has a prospective dividend yield of 5%. Legal & General has a track record of increasing this dividend increasing year after year.We haven’t heard the end of Brexit, so I would expect some further fluctuation in Legal & General’s share price in the coming months. However, the business has the relevant authorisation from the EU, and consequently seems well prepared for Brexit.HSBCRecently, HSBC’s (LSE: HSBA) share price has been weighed down by the US-China trade war, protests in Hong Kong, and Brexit. As with most banks, investors have concerns about the company’s profitability as a result of very low interest rates. Consequently, its stock price has dropped by 24% in the previous two years. I think this puts the bank’s share price in the ‘bargain buy’ category.Currently, HSBC is trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 12, with a prospective dividend yield of approximately 6%.Although the bank is exposed to geopolitical tensions and low interest rates, I believe the market’s pricing of these risks to HSBC is too harsh.Interim CEO Noel Quinn is taking action, cutting costs and shifting some resources away from Europe and US to its more profitable market, Asia. In the long run, this could end up being a wise move for the bank.Royal Dutch ShellRoyal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) is another business that has fallen out of favour with investors. Its share price has dropped by 10% over the past two years, making its price-to-earnings ratio 10 and giving it a prospective dividend yield of 6%.The worrying situation in Iran has raised oil prices, and further increases might well be on the way, especially if the supply chain is disrupted, as my fellow-Fool Vishesh Raisinghani notes. Expected quarterly oil production for the company is a slight improvement on previous expectations.Long term, I think the company could be a good bet, as it has been ploughing billions of dollars towards a transition to renewable energy, with billions more earmarked for the next few years.This could put Shell in a great position as a leader in the field. T Sligo has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Alert! I think these 3 FTSE 100 stocks are undervaluedcenter_img See all posts by T Sligo 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. 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Wales name squad to face South Africa

first_img“The Springboks arrive in the UK off the back of their impressive Rugby Championship campaign and we know that we need to start well on Saturday. We go into the series as Six Nations Champions but we are looking forward to testing ourselves against the southern hemisphere sides and showing what we are can do.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Debut boy: Eli Walker comes in for his first cap on the wing for Wales against the Springboks this SaturdayWALES HAVE named a side to face the fearsome Springboks this Saturday, handing Eli Walker his first cap on the wing.The Osprey fills a gap left by the injured Alex Cuthbert and with Liam Williams and James Hook on the bench there is potential for replacement, but it seems unlikely as both men would rather play elsewhere – Hook is the standby stand-off. This could be seen as a real vote of confidence for the in-form Ospreys flyer.Elsewhere, Rhys Priestland gets the nod over Dan Biggar who does not feature in the squad at all. Scott Williams partners his pal Jonathan Davies in the centres and Bradley Davies partners Alun Wyn Jones in the second-row. The back-row takes on an incredibly familiar look.Gatland said of his selections: “We always say we like to test ourselves against the best and Saturday is going to be just that with a huge game against South Africa first up.center_img Wales XV versus South Africa: Leigh Halfpenny, George North, Jonathan Davies, Scott Williams, Eli Walker, Rhys Priestland, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Bradley Davies, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton (C), Toby Faletau.Subs: Ken Owens, Paul James, Scott Andrews, Luke Charteris, Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Williams, James Hook, Liam Williams.last_img read more

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2013: RW’s End of Year awards

first_imgBack in the game: Sonny Bill Williams will bring his unique star quality back to Union as he aims for RWC 2015By Owain JonesThe ‘I want to win it all’ award: Sonny Bill WilliamsGOOD OLD Sonny Bill. Not content with winning a Rugby World Cup in Union and appearing in a World Cup final in League, he’s now decided he wants to top that by winning a second Union World Cup and helping New Zealand to win 2016 gold in the Sevens in Rio. If he manages it, you can never see it being surpassed. He’s also a pretty handy heavyweight in New Zealand. Chuck in his status as a rugby heartthrob and us mere mortals have every reason to feel inadequate.The ‘picture tells a thousand words’ award: Jonathan Davies, Jerry Guscott and Sir Clive WoodwardEngland came to Cardiff in search of their first Grand Slam in a decade. They left shell-shocked and empty handed, after an inspired Wales ran out 30-3 winners in a pulsating encounter in the Millennium Stadium. No prizes for guessing the happier of the pundits at the final whistle. Step forward, ‘Smiler’ DaviesGuess the result?: Jonathan Davies is the only happy punditThe ‘I can’t stand the sight of you award’: Keith Wood and Warren GatlandThe rumour mill has long suggested that Keith Wood played a part in Warren Gatland’s departure from Ireland in 2001. When Gatland dropped Brian O’Driscoll for Jonathan Davies for the final Lions Test, a fresh firestorm enveloped the Lions management. The furore was led by Wood, who said Gatland had made a ‘terrible mistake’ in omitting BOD. After a series of bitter snipes post-tour, through the media, you’d wager they’d be more inclined to share a ring rather than a mince pie this Christmas.The ‘in need of serious relationship counselling’ award: WRU and the Welsh regionsRelations have reached an all-time low in the Principality. The Regions, many say rightly, feel starved of the funds needed to keep their best players. On their part, the Union steadfastly refuses to help financially until the RRW signs a participation agreement, that the Regions state would be ‘suicide’. Central-contracts have been mooted by the WRU, and in the meantime, the stars continue to leave. The real losers in this sorry situation are the fans and the sooner it is sorted out, the better.The ‘Groundhog day’ award: Australia narrowly beating Wales, again, and again…4, 2, 1, 2, 8, 6, 3. These are the points margins in favour of the Wallabies in the past two years when playing Wales. Each and every game had its ‘what if’ moment for Wales, but ended agonisingly in defeat. The teams have one last dress rehearsal in November 2014 against Ewen McKenzie’s team before it’s show time. On October 10th, 2015 Wales take on Australia at Twickenham in the Rugby World Cup. The perfect time to break a hoodoo wail a nation of three million!Diplomat: Ian Ritchie is keeping calmThe ‘Kofi Annan’ award: Ian RitchieGracefully dodging the bullets as the European war drags on has been the erudite, calming influence of Ian Ritchie. Caught between the proverbial rock and hard place, trying to pacify the PRL clubs, and tread stormy European waters with the home World Cup fast-approaching, the RFU CEO has gone about his politicking behind closed doors, and despite not having a party invite to Dublin, when every other European union voted to stick with ERC, he has steadfastly refused to give up realizing a European tournament that would be good for the game. He will ‘bust a gut’ to sort it out. Good on him.The ‘new France’ award: IrelandWith a Gallic toss of the hair and shrug of the shoulders, we are used to seeing Les Bleus turning up one weekend, and going missing the next, but who’s this coming up on the inside in the ‘Inconsistency Stakes’, clad in green. Yes, it’s Ireland. In 2013, they have been at their infuriating best. Majestic against Wales in Cardiff one week, they fluffed their lines against England at the Aviva Stadium the next. They were at it again in the Autumn, rolling over to a bunch of hungover Wallabies one week, and uniting a nation a week later as they oh-so-nearly beat New Zealand for the first time in 121-years. Will the real Ireland please stand up, France want their title back…The ‘worldwide recruitment’ award: Edinburgh That wily old operator Alan Solomons has decided not to invest solely in Scottish youth but to cast the net far and wide, to well, the Southern Hemisphere for his prime beef. Wicus Blaauw, WP Nel, Izak van der Westhuizen and Cornell du Preez are most definitely more au fait with biltong than haggis, but a recent upturn in their results, they defeated Gloucester on the road in the Heineken Cup, may suggest the heavy import plan is workingSurf’s up: Halfpenny and the Lions relax in NoosaThe ‘best use of R&R’ award: Noosa, Queensland Sir Clive Woodward raged in the Daily Mail that the Lions, poised at 1-1 in the Series, were wrong to be jetting off to the Sunshine Coast of Noosa for a breather and should instead be preparing in Sydney for the defining Test. Undeterred, the Lions took their jet-skis, sunbathed, went to the zoo, and even crammed in a few beers and ice-cream, and lo and behold, they thumped Robbie Deans’ Wallabies 41-16. A sweet victory.The how ‘lose friends and alienate people’ award: Delon ArmitagePoor old Delon, he doesn’t help himself sometimes. When gliding in from 40 metres for the winning score against Clermont in the Heineken Cup final, he decided to give a little celebratory wave to beaten Clermont  defender Brock James, before dotting down.  To say it didn’t go down well was an understatement as the fur flew on social media, especially from Brian Moore, as the two engaged in violent threats on Twitter. George North did something similar against the Lions and apologized, sharpish. A wise move.The ‘muscles aren’t everything’ award: Willie Le RouxOkay, so Le Roux is hardly in the Ronnie Corbett, or dare we say Shane Williams category, at a positively lofty 6ft 1in, but where Springboks are routinely doppelgangers for competition-standard bodybuilders; see Eben Etzebeth, Le Roux is lithe, and if we’re honest, a little on the scrawny side, but boy can the kid play. Muscle-bound brutes have rendered ‘normal’ sized men endangered species in rugby, and Le Roux’s emergence has been a breath of fresh air.The ‘bad PR for rugby’ award: The game’s power-brokersWe all know the key protagonists in this sorry Euro affair, and even they, privately, would have to admit the domestic game is in a complete mess. The core values of rugby are working as a team and sportsmanship, but sadly these characteristics have been in short supply in an Autumn of claim, counter-claim, petty squabbles and dreary press statements. Sadly, you would forgive the fair-weather fan for seeking stimulation elsewhere, which is not what the game wants with the Rugby World Cup looming. Sort. It. Out.The ‘right place at the right time’ award: Tom Court, Shane WilliamsIn the middle of the Lions tour, the squad were hit by an injury crisis. Outwide, Tommy Bowe had broken a bone in his hand, George North had a suspect hamstring, leaving Alex Cuthbert and Simon Zebo as the only fit wings. Step forward, bonafide Welsh legend Shane Williams, on his way from Japan to fulfil media duties. He stepped in manfully for the Brumbies game. Also involved was Irish loosehead Tom Court. Court happened to be in Brisbane visiting relatives when he had the call to fill the breach against the Rebels after Cian Healy and Gethin Jenkins had long since flown home. Timed to perfection, chaps.Free entry: Sadly Gav went scorelessThe ‘savvy marketing’ award: SaracensWho knows what they’re drinking in the Sarries marketing department, but whatever it is, it’s potent, creative mix. They have pulled off masterstrokes, not once, but twice in recent months. The first was to offer free entry to any Bath fans if reality TV star, and occasional rugby player Gavin Henson scored points against them and the second was inviting free entry for anyone dressed as Elvis in the game against Sale Sharks. Who said the game couldn’t be fun?The ‘farewell, you will be sadly missed’ award: Cliff MorganWith all this frivolity and Christmas tomfoolery, it’s easy to forget the game has lost some very special people in the last year, none more so than Cliff Morgan. Morgan was a Will-o-the-Wisp character on the pitch who inspired Wales and the Lions. When he hung up he boots, he took up the mic and became one of the UK’s best-loved voices. He rode the wave, with a mix of charm and wit for 50 years and will be missed by all this Christmas. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Wine Women…

first_imgAll proceeds from Wine Women & Shoes benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s mission to fight hunger in our community.Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event.The event is Saturday, April 13th from 2-6 PM at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Ballroom, located at 4012 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando.General admission tickets are $125 per person and VIP tickets are $225 per person. Corporate tables are also available upon request. For more information, visit www.wwsorlando.com.About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaSHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 58 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers, and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 53,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate All proceeds from Wine Women & Shoes benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s mission to fight hunger in our community.Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies is the presenting sponsor of this year’s event.The event is Saturday, April 13th from 2-6 PM at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes Hotel Ballroom, located at 4012 Central Florida Parkway in Orlando.General admission tickets are $125 per person and VIP tickets are $225 per person. Corporate tables are also available upon request. For more information, visit www.wwsorlando.com.About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaSHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 58 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers, and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 53,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.,Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaPut on your favorite party outfit and get your girlfriends together for a fun afternoon of shopping and wine tasting at the 9th annual Wine Women & Shoes Orlando event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.Attendees will be treated to delicious food and wines, shopping from local and national boutiques as well as a fashion show. One lucky guest will win a dream closet of designer handbags, accessories, clothes and more – in the signature Key to the Closet drawing. The Anatomy of Fear Proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaPut on your favorite party outfit and get your girlfriends together for a fun afternoon of shopping and wine tasting at the 9th annual Wine Women & Shoes Orlando event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.Attendees will be treated to delicious food and wines, shopping from local and national boutiques as well as a fashion show. One lucky guest will win a dream closet of designer handbags, accessories, clothes and more – in the signature Key to the Closet drawing. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGS9th Annual Wine Women & ShoesSecond Harvest Food Bank Previous articleThis trait could be key to a lasting romanceNext articleWhen your son goes blind… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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Hive House / nimtim architects

first_imgArchDaily Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Domus Tiles, Mr. Resistor, Adobe, Hand and Eye Studio, Mortise Concrete, TW Space conversions Ltd, Trimble Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Megan Taylor Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  47 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919463/hive-house-nimtim-architects Clipboard Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskRevit – BIM SoftwareRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareSave this picture!© Megan TaylorText description provided by the architects. A simple but effective stepped rear extension for our sociable, book-loving clients. Budget informed structure and materials to create a light filled and unique design that has a transformative effect on everyday family life. This rear addition to an Edwardian terrace house in South London was driven by the principles of simplicity and honesty –  influenced by a modest budget but also a shared vision to create something unpretentious but materially and spatially rich.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorSave this picture!Existing and proposed section AASave this picture!© Megan TaylorThe rear extension is stepped in plan at the rear to respond to existing extensions on either side and reduce impact on neighbours. It creates a new family space by combining the existing rear living room and kitchen with the new additional space to provide kitchen, dining and living areas, each subtly defined within the larger space.Save this picture!© Megan TaylorA timber structure of exposed structural plywood was used for the extension to reduce steelwork costs and provide something that could act as both structure and exposed internal storage. This lightweight timber grid was then draped in a skin of red brick to provide external cladding and robustness where required. The bricks are constructed using a stack bond with a light, recessed mortar accentuating the geometry of the materials and referencing the structural timber grid internally.Save this picture!Existing and proposed ground floor planThe objective for the whole project was to allow & encourage each element of the house to be what it wanted to be – thus doors and windows are a simple dark grey aluminium frame, the fascias above are patinated lead over external plywood and the floor and worktops are a cast concrete. Kitchen fronts and storage are formed in structural ply to match the exposed new structure. The result is a light-filled family living space that is both of-its-time but comfortable sitting alongside the main house. “We love it so much – it’s like [nimtim] took what was in our brains and interpreted it perfectly – with some added extras we wouldn’t have thought of!”Save this picture!© Megan TaylorProject gallerySee allShow lessPhotographer Manipulates Architecture to Create an Imaginary WorldArticlesLaughing Matters: The State of a Nation Exhibition / Aberrant ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Hive House / nimtim architects 2019 Photographs Architects: nimtim architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officenimtim architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionUnited KingdomPublished on June 23, 2019Cite: “Hive House / nimtim architects” 23 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Hive House / nimtim architectsSave this projectSaveHive House / nimtim architects Houses CopyHouses, Extension•United Kingdom “COPY” “COPY” United Kingdom Save this picture!© Megan Taylor+ 25Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919463/hive-house-nimtim-architects Clipboard Projectslast_img read more

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Royal Mail’s new pricing system to start in August 2006

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Royal Mail’s new pricing system to start in August 2006 Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Royal Mail will introduce ‘Pricing in Proportion’ (PIP), its new sized-based pricing system, on 21 August 2006.PIP will mean that mail will be charged for by size as well as weight. Mail will fit into one of three categories: letter, large letter and packet. As such, it is likely to have a significant impact on charity direct mail activities.Royal Mail says that it has introduced the new pricing system to ensure its prices “more closely reflect its costs when the postal market is opened up to full competition on 1 January 2006.” It argues that it is simply following the practices of postal operators in Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA, all of which already use size-based pricing systems. Advertisementcenter_img Royal Mail promises that it will run a communications campaign prior to the changeover to explain the new system. Howard Lake | 25 September 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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UAW wins election despite intimidation

first_imgWarehouse workers at Penske Logistics in the Detroit suburb of Chesterfield voted on Sept. 13 in a National Labor Relations Board election to be represented by United Auto Workers Local 1248.This vote, achieved in an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, is a huge victory over the notoriously anti-labor and anti-worker Roger Penske. The 80-year-old billionaire’s Penske Corporation boasts “revenues in excess of $26 billion, operating in more than 3,300 locations and employing over 50,000 people.” (Penske.com)Penske has a history of resisting unions. Nevertheless, many successful organizing drives have been held at Penske facilities around the country by the UAW, the Machinists and the Teamsters. In 2015, two dozen customer service representatives in New Jersey had to “overcome a full-blown anti-union campaign carried out by the company’s labor relations department” to win representation by the Machinists union. (njaflcio.org)The 200 warehouse workers, who now have a voice at work, have been subjected to a ruthless disciplinary process. Workers complain about preferential treatment: Essentially anyone who doesn’t cozy up to the boss ends up in the street. Frequent firings under a hated point system have led to a high turnover rate. Under work rules that are arbitrarily applied and changed without notice, a worker can be given points for any number of infractions, such as refusing to work overtime with as little as 15 minutes notice. Seven points result in automatic discharge.Now that the facility is organized, workers will be able to challenge these oppressive conditions. While they were voting, dozens of UAW supporters gathered outside the facility at shift change to back them up. The UAW has been organizing warehouse and auto parts workers around Metro Detroit. Local 1248 currently represents Fiat Chrysler Automobiles workers at FCA warehouses in southeast Michigan.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Heat, Lack Of Rain Exaggerate Need For Grazing Management

first_imgHome News Feed Heat, Lack Of Rain Exaggerate Need For Grazing Management Heat, Lack Of Rain Exaggerate Need For Grazing Management By Gary Truitt – Jun 8, 2012 More information about managing pastures can be found in Purdue Extension’s free publication, “Management-Intensive Grazing in Indiana.” It’s available at https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/AY/AY-328.pdf Without rain to rejuvenate pastures, livestock producers will have to look for other forage options, such as hay. But the dry weather also is limiting hay supplies. Lemenager said that producers can limit hay feeding access time to eight hours per day to significantly reduce waste and still provide all the dry matter that the cow can consume in a 24 hour period. From his research, total daily hay disappearance will be reduced by 15-20 percent. Heat and dry conditions are limiting forage supplies and emphasizing the need for livestock producers to plan and carefully manage their grazing strategies, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says. If weather conditions remain dry throughout the remainder of spring and summer, pasture conditions could deteriorate and forages could be in short supply – a situation livestock producers need to plan for. One way producers can be proactive is by caring for pastures through rotational grazing, Ron Lemenager said. With rotational grazing, herds are moved from one section of pasture to another to maximize quality and quantity of forage growth. Doing so helps prevent overgrazing. “I think most of us realize that if cows are continuous grazing, they are going to always go for the lush, young plant, and that continuous grazing will reduce root growth and root reserves of that plant, and the regrowth is going to be significantly retarded,” Lemenager said. “Rotational grazing gives these plants an opportunity to rest and grow again. But obviously, rain is going to play a big role in that.” For a full transcript of Schnitkey’s study, please click here. Facebook Twitter The second area of performance affected is reproduction.”When the nutrient supply becomes limiting for these cows, not only will milk production go down, but reproductive performance will also go down,” Lemenager said. “These are things we have to be most concerned about in our management strategies, and how we think through this challenge is going to be important.” In addition to rotational grazing and limiting hay access, Lemenager said in the short term producers can consider creep feeding calves. But if the dry conditions persist, a longer term strategy would be to consider early weaning. Early-wean rations that contain feeds such as corn, oats, soybean hulls, corn gluten feed or dry distillers grains can be formulated to create cost effective gains. Early weaning lowers the cow’s nutrient requirements, reduces forage intake of the cow, reduces trampling losses caused by the calves, and can take significant pressure off stressed pastures.He also said now might be a good time to consider culling and selling cows that were scheduled for the market later in the year. “Cattle prices are strong right now, so it’s a good time for producers to consider early marketing,” Lemenager said. “They can either wean calves early, or they can sell cow-calf pairs.” He said prices are seasonally stronger than what they will be in the fall because fewer cattle are going to market at this time. He said cows and calves are most at risk from low-quality and low-quantity forages. One of the first animal performance parameters affected is calf growth. Without proper nutrition, cow milk production will decrease, ultimately affecting weaning weights. Facebook Twitter Previous articleAmerican Ethanol Launches Public Awareness CampaignNext articleWorld Pork Expo Provides Learning, Leadership, and Lunch for Indiana Producers Gary Truitt SHARE ormal>“What the Schnitkey analysis tells us is that inequitable target price levels among crops will result in real disparities in safety net protection for farmers. Such disparities in government safety net support is bound to influence planting decisions,” added Murphy. “Regardless of what comes out in the end, soybean farmers need to have a risk management program that treats soybeans equitably with other crops and avoids government-induced planting distortions.” SHARElast_img read more

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ALGERIA – RSF decries Algeria’s plan to “clean up” TV broadcasting

first_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News RSF_en Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Media independence PredatorsFreedom of expression RSF calls on the government to quickly set up the independent broadcasting regulatory authority envisaged under the 2012 Information Code instead of giving itself a blank cheque to grant and refuse licences, and close down broadcasters that are denied them.The prime minister said the aim of his draconian initiative was to stop those broadcasters that are “crossing red lines” and are attacking “the values and principles of Algerian society” and the “nation’s foundations.”The plan includes provision for approval to be granted on the basis of a list of rights and obligations for TV broadcasters. The prime minister said that the communication minister would be in charge of the reform “pending the creation of the broadacast media regulatory authority.”“This initiative by the Algerian goverment is disturbing because it gives the executive full power to grant or deny licences to TV channels,” said Yasmine Kacha, the head of RSF’s North Africa desk.“A wiser first step would be to fully establish the independent broadcasting authority with responsiblity under article 55 of the the 2014 Broadcasting Law for examining applications for the provision of broadcasting services. Although this authority is not in charge of granting licences, its existence would, to some extent, constitute a guarantee of a free press independent of political control.”Only four of the 58 TV channels currently operating in Algeria actually have permission to do so. These four channels, Dzair TV, Ennahar TV, El Djazair and Echourouk TV, are all known for being not very critical of the government.The authorities have closed two TV channels in the past two years, Al Atlas TV in 2014 and El Watan TV in 2015. RSF criticized these closures at the time as politically-motivated punishments for their editorial policies.Algeria is ranked 129th out of 180 countries inRSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria May 12, 2021 Find out more Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Organisation to go further News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation April 29, 2021 Find out more AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Media independence PredatorsFreedom of expression News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal’s announcement on 23 May that he has asked communication minister Hamid Grine to “clean up” the broadcasting sector, in which more than 50 privately-owned TV channels are operating without permission. May 30, 2016 ALGERIA – RSF decries Algeria’s plan to “clean up” TV broadcasting May 18, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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