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  • BEST OF THE BROKERS

    first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content SMITHS GROUPCharles Stanley says strong free cash generation continues to support longer-term growth through increased R&D, targeted acquisitions and expansion in emerging markets. The broker thinks speculation about an eventual break-up of the group is likely to persist. Despite Smiths’ sluggish sales performance, operating margins improved to a 10-year high of 17.8 per cent. Charles Stanley says “hold”.TULLETTNumis points out that Tullett received a bid approach earlier this year. The broker says given the discount valuation and global market leading position we see the possibility that not only could a bid resurface, but it could well end up being contested. Terry Smith has repeatedly said he would sell the business if an offer that valued the business fairly was made. Numis says now is the time to buy the stock.BSKYBJeffries International expects Sky to continue to post strong financials going into the first quarter of 2011 as the focus turns from subscriber growth to cross-selling into the existing base. It says to expect near term share performance to be correlated to developments on the News Corp bid. The broker said a bid of 760p-a-share is what it will take to persuade investors to part with their stock. It says “buy”. Tags: NULL BEST OF THE BROKERS whatsapp Monday 18 October 2010 7:35 pm Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wraplast_img read more

  • Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) HY2020 Interim Report

    first_imgLafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Zambia Plc (LACZ.zm)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileLafarge Zambia manufactures and sells cement and aggregate products for the local building and construction industry in Zambia and for international export. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include: Mphamvu, a Portland limestone cement; Powerplus for heavy industrial construction, Supaset for making cement blocks, RoadCem to road construction, Powercrete for applications in the mining industry, and Wallcrete for masonry projects such as bricklaying, plasterwork and floor screeding. Aggregates produced by Lafarge Zambia are used in building projects, heavy construction, road construction, mining, and the production of concrete products. The company also produce a ready-mix concrete product, and supplies products used in rail and road infrastructure. Lafarge Zambia has 2 fully-integrated cement plants based in Ndola and Lusaka, with a total production capacity of 1.4 million tons per annum. Lafarge Zambia exports cement products to Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Lafarge Zambia Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Six UK companies donate 11,500 books to Book Aid International

    first_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The companies involved were Clifford Chance, Standard Chartered, Pearson, Reed Elsevier, De Beers Diamond Trading Company and the Economist Group. The appeal was so popular with Clifford Chance employees that several of their overseas offices got involved. The charity asked employees to donate fiction, vocational (including legal) and reference books in “good as new” condition. Book Aid International’s Head of Fundraising, Kate Mulkern, said: “We’ve been really delighted by the response – these are exactly the kinds of books that our partner organisations need. Several of our partners in sub-Saharan Africa are working hard to realise their goal of having attractive, well-stocked libraries that are an educational resource for the local community. This project helps to take us one important step closer to that goal.” Book Aid International celebrates its 50th birthday in 2004. Howard Lake | 2 December 2003 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Employees from six UK corporations recently took part in a “Bring a Book to Work” challenge organised by Book Aid International.Book Aid International asked the companies’ employees to donate books for use in libraries in the developing world. In one week the employees donated 11,500 books and a contribution from each of the companies met the costs of getting these books overseas. Although Book Aid International has forged links with many publishers in the UK, it is still unable to obtain enough books in certain subject areas, such as reference and vocational books. This fundraising appeal helped to fill that gap. Advertisement 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. Six UK companies donate 11,500 books to Book Aid Internationallast_img read more

  • Colombo website editor shot and wounded outside his home

    first_imgNews News July 29, 2020 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists to go further Reporters Without Borders today said it was shocked by an armed attack on Kumudu Champika Jayawardana, the editor of the E-thalay.org (http://www.ethalaya.org) news website, who was shot and wounded in the back as he was returning home by motorcycle on the evening of 30 October in Colombo. November 2, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Colombo website editor shot and wounded outside his home Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders today said it was shocked by an armed attack on Kumudu Champika Jayawardana, the editor of the E-thalay.org (http://www.ethalaya.org) news website, who was shot and wounded in the back as he was returning home by motorcycle on the evening of 30 October in Colombo.The news website LankaeNews.com said Jayawardana, 29, was ambushed by two gunmen. “The two assailants has been waiting outside his home for half an hour before shooting him (…) A neighbour said one of his assailants wore a uniform similar to that used by the security forces.”“This is another terrible blow to free expression in Sri Lanka, where journalists are subjected to unacceptable harassment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is clear that Jayawardana was personally targeted. This is the first physical attack of this kind against a journalist in Colombo. Threats against journalists are frequent and it is vital that the police make every effort to establish the identity and motive of his assailants.”The editor of LankaeNews told Reporters Without Borders he had been receiving threats for the past three months. “Many politicians and men close to the government threaten the media because of what they publish,” he said.Launched on 10 October, E-thalay.org (http://www.ethalaya.org) is an offshoot of the Sirasa radio and TV network. It is already very popular, drawing 5.5 million visitors in the past three weeks.“The government has been taking measures to censor independent news media,” Reporters Without Borders said. For example, the licences of five radio stations belong to the Asia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) were withdrawn on 2 November. One of Asia’s biggest media groups, ABC’s reports and editorials have often been critical of the government.Sri Lanka was ranked 156th out of 169 countries in the 2007 world press freedom index. Reporters Without Borders supports the Sri Lankan news media and independent journalists who have decided to stage a protest to make the public aware of their plight. Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Sri Lanka Receive email alerts July 15, 2020 Find out more News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Newslast_img read more

  • Town Council to ask government departments to pay rates

    first_img Twitter Town Council to ask government departments to pay rates Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Newsx Adverts Previous articlePringle makes maiden speech in DailNext articleCarers urged to declare themselves in next month’s census News Highland Letterkenny Town Council says it’s time that government departments begin paying commercial rates.At present, facilities such as the Social Welfare Offices on Oliver Plunkett Road are exempt from rates, but the council is to write to the new Environment Minister Phil Hogan to seek a change. The council will also circulate the motion to all councils and councillor representitive bodies.The issue was raised by Cllr Dessie Larkin, who says the bottom line should be that  the services used are paid for………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/des830.mp3[/podcast] Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Google+center_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – March 10, 2011 Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

  • Career-driven youngsters set their sights on the top

    first_img Comments are closed. Workers are more career-driven the younger they are, a new poll reveals. A study of more than 5,800 people shows 78 per cent of UK workers under theage of 25 think they are more ambitious than their parents were at their age. The survey, by internet job site reed.co.uk, shows that the younger a personis, the more ambitions they are likely to have. In all, 85 per cent of under18s feel more ambitious than their parents were. More than half of those under 18 say they would prefer to reach the top oftheir career rather than achieve a balanced lifestyle. However, things are very different for those aged 26 and over. Only 24 percent see reaching the top of their career as their main goal, while threequarters prioritise achieving a good work-life balance. Dan Ferrandino, director of reed.co.uk, said: “Are we seeing the end of‘Generation X’? It seems the lack of national energy they experienced underJohn Major has prompted an opposite reaction of drive and ambition in the under25s, and many are setting their sights on the top.” Previous Article Next Article Career-driven youngsters set their sights on the topOn 4 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

  • Trump GoFundMe update: $6K raised, $2.994M to go

    first_imgFull Name* Donald Trump’s childhood home in Queens (Paramount Realty, Getty)A fundraiser seeking to raise $3 million to buy President Donald Trump’s childhood home has received thousands of dollars in donations, but it’s still far from that lofty goal.To be precise, the GoFundMe campaign, which launched Nov. 23, has raised just $6,528 — so it still has approximately $2.994 million to go.“What we’re selling here isn’t real estate. We’re selling something with intangible value,” said Misha Haghani, principal of Paramount Realty USA, which organized the GoFundMe.The property, located at 85-15 Wareham Place in Jamaica Estates, has brought in a range of donations from $5 to $500. If the fundraiser hits its $3 million goal, the property will be gifted to Trump, who could then decide the future of the home.Read moreNew tactic to sell Trump’s childhood home: GoFundMeReal estate players celebrate Hanukkah at Trump’s White House partyManhattan DA questions Deutsche Bank over Trump TagsCelebrity Real EstateDonald TrumpResidential Real Estate Message* Email Address*center_img Paramount considered other marketing opportunities for the property, including launching dueling campaigns for Trump supporters and opponents, but ultimately decided to stick with one fundraiser.In the past few years, the modest Queens home has been flipped several times. First, it sold for $1.4 million in 2016, when Trump was still running for president. (“I want to buy it,” Trump said at the time in an interview on “The Tonight Show.”)It was then auctioned off for $2.14 million three days before Trump’s inauguration. The buyer has since tried to sell it once more through auction, before trying this unusual tactic in an attempt to net a profit.If the home doesn’t raise enough funds, the GoFundMe donations will be given to a charity of Trump’s choosing. If Trump does not respond, Paramount Realty USA will determine where to donate the money.The donation page lists a variety of uses for the home, including as a presidential library, museum or historic site. However, Haghani said that he’d like to see it donated and ultimately occupied as a residence again.“Ultimately, where I would love to see the house go is to some charity, [which] gets it in the hands of a family that needs a home,” Haghani said. “Because that’s what it is — it’s a house in a residential neighborhood.”Contact the author Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

  • Prep Sports Roundup: 9/17

    first_imgSeptember 17, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 9/17 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailVolleyballRegion 14MANTI, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks blanked Manti 3-0 in Region 14 volleyball action Thursday. The Hawks prevailed 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22 to obtain the straight sets victory.ROOSEVELT, Utah-The Union Cougars blanked Juab 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 volleyball action. The Cougars prevailed 25-19, 25-13 and 25-19 to win in straight sets.Region 16GUNNISON, Utah-The Gunnison Valley Bulldogs routed Monticello 3-0 Thursday in Region 16 volleyball action. The Bulldogs surged past the Buckaroos 25-14, 25-11 and 25-20 to win in straight sets.Region 18KANAB, Utah-The Millard Eagles blanked Kanab 3-0 in Region 18 volleyball action Thursday. Millard stymied Kanab 25-20, 25-19 and 25-22 to earn the straight sets victory.Non-RegionENTERPRISE, Utah-The Enterprise Wolves surged past Panguitch 3-0 Thursday in non-region volleyball action. The Wolves bested the Bobcats 25-18, 25-23 and 25-8 to amass the victory in straight sets.Girls Soccer2A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Audrey Camp posted a pair of goals and the Millard Eagles pounded the Beaver Beavers 9-1 in 2A South girls soccer action Thursday. Becca Dixon, Hannah Koyle, Heidi Thurman, Kadi Dearden, Kara Camp, Katy Kelly and Paige Cummings also scored for Millard in the win. Sam Atkin scored in defeat for the Beavers.GUNNISON, Utah-The Parowan Rams hammered Gunnison Valley 8-0 Thursday in 2A South Region girls soccer action.Region 12MONROE, Utah-Beverly Lancaster, Kinley Cowdell and Molly Banks each scored two goals apiece as the Carbon Dinos blanked South Sevier 8-0 Thursday in Region 12 girls soccer action.RICHFIELD, Utah-Melissa Crane amassed four goals as the Richfield Wildcats pounded San Juan 6-1 in Region 12 girls soccer action Thursday. Kate Robinson scored two more goals in the win for Richfield.Region 14MANTI, Utah-Alivya Osborn scored twice and the Manti Templars blanked Delta 3-0 Thursday in Region 14 girls soccer action. Ally Squire added another goal for Manti in the win. Katie Larsen posted the shutout for the Templars.SPANISH FORK, Utah-The North Sanpete Hawks blanked American Ledership 2-0 in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday.NEPHI, Utah-The Juab Wasps put away Union with four goals in the second half for a 6-1 win in Region 14 girls soccer action Thursday.Girls SoccerRegion 12MT. PLEASANT, Utah-The South Sevier Rams swept Wasatch Academy 5-0 Thursday in Region 12 girls tennis action. South Sevier won in 1st singles with Janessa Gayler 6-0, 6-2; Gabby Carter in 2nd singles 6-0, 6-3; Hannah Gay in 3rd singles 6-0, 6-1; in 1st doubles with Morgan Blackburn & Katelyn Sorenson 6-1, 6-0; and in 2nd doubles with Presley Chappell & Neleh Troseth 6-0, 6-0.Boys GolfRegion 14The Delta Rabbits won the Region 14 boys golf tournament Thursday. Delta’s Jake Henrie was the overall individual winner with his teammate Walker Carroll placing second. Written by Brad James Tags: Rounduplast_img read more

  • Tom’s Pies launches at Ocado

    first_imgPremium pie company, Tom’s Pies, has launched five products at ocado.com- its first listing at a major retailer.The brand, which has recently redesigned its packaging, will now be available from the online multiple, in line with British Pie Week which kicks off today (Monday 2 March).Tom Cull, founder and director of Tom’s Pies, said: “This is an exciting step for us – working exclusively with Ocado means that fans of Tom’s Pies all over the country can get their favourites delivered as part of their regular shopping, which will be so convenient for them.  “We’re really proud of our new packaging and hope customers old and new will love the design as much as we do.”The company currently supplies a number of delis and cafes, as well as food halls in Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.When asked what makes the pie-firm different to other premium pie brands, Tom Little, sales and marketing director, said: “I think a lot of it is down to the fact we are a chef-led business- all our products are made in small batches by hand. There’s a lot of care and time which goes into all of our recipes.”Clare Banner, buying manager at Ocado, said: “Adding Tom’s Pies to our range at Ocado is really exciting. Ocado customers are very discerning when it comes to quality, so I know they’ll love getting a little taste of Devon delivered right to their kitchen table as part of their weekly shop.”  The flavours launched at Ocado are steak and ale, chicken ham hock and leak, chicken and wild mushroom, lamb and chickpea with chorizo, and mushroom and spinach with white truffle oil.To celebrate British Pie Week, the company will also be running pie tastings throughout the South West, including a tasting at Fortnum & Mason, London.  It also produces a range of cakes and tarts.Cull is also founder of catering company, Dartmoor Kitchen- which runs alongside the pie business.last_img read more

  • Dina Foods to temperature-test staff on daily basis

    first_imgFlatbread and baklawa supplier Dina Foods has increased measures to protect its staff from Covid-19, including taking everyone’s temperature on entry to the premises daily.The company, based in Park Royal, London, added that only crucial visitors from contractors were allowed, and a heightened programme of return-to-work controls had been implemented. Non-operational staff were also working from home to reduce the number of people on site.Despite the ongoing coronavirus situation, Dina Foods had seen a “very significant increase” in demand for staple bakery products, with some orders doubling. It’s two-layered Paninette flatbread was among them, it said.This had been offset by a lack of demand on the foodservice side of the business and savoury products, it added. As such, staff had been moved from savoury production, which makes items including falafel and houmous, to the bakery to help fulfil orders.“We are pushing full steam ahead and we would like to thank our staff for everything they are doing at this difficult time; many are managing different roles in new areas or covering for colleagues,” said assistant general manager and project director Wilda Haddad.The business has around 150 staff working across its sites.last_img read more