Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Williamson Tea Kenya Limited (WTK.ke)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileWilliamson Tea Kenya Limited cultivates, manufactures and sells tea in Kenya and exports to international markets. The company operates tea farms in Changoi, Kaimosi, Kapchorua and Tinderet. It is a fifth-generation tea farming business committed to growing high quality green tea leaf and produces a selection of loose-leaf tea and loose-leaf teabags. Well-known brands in its product range include Duchess Grey, Traditional Afternoon, Lifeboat Tea, Kenya Earth, Green Earl Grey, Purple Blush, Mint Garden, Earl Grey Purple, Purple Matcha and Green Matcha. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc also has interests in property investment and has a division which sells and services generators. Williamson Tea Kenya Plc is a subsidiary of Ngong Tea Holdings Limited. The head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Williamson Tea Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Alliance Insurance Plc (STDINS.ng)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria offering general and risk insurance as well as life assurance and annuity products and services for corporate and high net-worth individuals. Home insurance products cover homeowners, burglary and housebreaking, fire and special perils, risk and computer/electronics insurance. Business insurance products include professional indemnity, consequential loss, goods-in-transit, machinery breakdown, public/product liability, contractors all-risk and fidelity guarantee insurance. Engineering insurance products cover erection and plant all-risks insurance. Special risk insurance covers boiler and pressure vessels, marine cargo and hull, oil and gas, aviation insurance, travel and compulsory insurance. Formerly known as Jubilee Insurance Company Limited, the company changed its name to Standard Alliance Insurance Plc in 1996. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Standard Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Is it time to act on the Rolls-Royce share price?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Christopher Ruane “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image: Rolls-Royce center_img 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. Is it time to act on the Rolls-Royce share price? 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. After a turbulent few months, the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price is back to where it started 2021. Over the past 12 months, the Rolls-Royce share price has increased 17%. But recently momentum has stalled.Could that make now the time to act on the share price?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…Short-term travel prospectsA key determinant of the Rolls-Royce share price is how much its installed engines are used. The more flying hours they log, the greater the servicing need. Such maintenance forms a significant part of the company’s revenues.I think the prospects are looking up. With travel restrictions lifting in countries that are vaccinating quickly, flying schedules are filling up again. So far in Europe, the pace is slower. But in the US, for example, carriers such as American Airlines plan summer domestic schedules at close to 2019 levels. Larger planes usually reserved for long-haul international flights are being used to add capacity on domestic routes by American and rival Delta. That suggests many passengers are keen to fly again.Rolls-Royce has said that large engine flying hours in the first four months of the year were around 40% of normal levels, in line with its assumptions.Cash flow shiftThe company has repeatedly said that it expects to stop bleeding cash in the second half of this year. With its massive outflow in the past year, positive cash flow will be a big step forward in boosting investor confidence. That could be good for the Rolls-Royce share price.At its annual shareholders’ general meeting today, the company reiterated this target. It said: “We continue to expect to turn free cash flow positive at some point during the second half of 2021, as engine flying activity recovers and cost savings are delivered.”The company recognised that the target remains dependent on recovery timing. But the positive note could still bode well for the shares. With the second half starting barely a month-and-a-half from now, this target remaining in place suggests management confidence.Defence and powerThe company does more than just make and service civil aircraft engines.The company described its power systems division performance so far this year as “on track” in its trading update. Additionally, the company said that its defence division has performed “resiliently”.As investors become more comfortable about the outlook for civil engines, I expect them to focus more on the other divisions again. Given their comparatively stronger performance, that could lead to a positive re-rating for the shares.Rolls-Royce share price risksThe timing of the recovery in flying hours remains critical to Rolls-Royce, so the longer it takes the bigger the risks to the company. That is outside the company’s control.With a large fixed cost base, reduced flying hours don’t just hurt revenue, they also significantly cut profits.What I’ll do about the share priceI see positive tailwinds for the company. The recent price fall could therefore make it more attractive for me to add Rolls-Royce to my portfolio.However, I remain wary of the risks. The company continues to experience cash outflow. The pace of travel recovery remains hard to ascertain. For now at least, I will continue to watch the company from the sidelines without investing in it. Enter Your Email Address Christopher Ruane | Thursday, 13th May, 2021 | More on: RR last_img read more

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England vs France highlights

first_imgTuesday Feb 26, 2008 England vs France highlights England gave their Six Nations campaign a huge boost when they beat France in Paris for the second time in six months.After a home loss to Wales, and a not too convincing victory over Italy, England bounced back and showed real heart to overcome the French in their own backyard.Strong, aggressive defence and a destructive scrum reminiscent of that which damaged Australia so badly in last year’s World Cup quarter-finals, were the key to a victory that will go a long way to maturing a young side that still has many areas to improve on.Wilkinson and Flood are gelling nicely, and the inclusion of Wigglesworth proved it’s worth as his interplay and presence brought huge value. Jamie Noon’s massive hit on Cedric Heymans that led to the Sackey try was also vital. Despite replays showing that it came off Noon’s hand, it was the kind of hit that not only resulted in a try, but lifted the team in general.It was also good to see big Lesley Vainikolo finally being used a bit more. The much talked about Lomu replica has been wasted thus far. If you have a guy like that out on the wing, get him involved more and use his strength and speed.England travel to Murrayfield in 11 days time for a meeting with the Scots that in theory, will see England overpowering the men in blue. Video Length: 1:41 ADVERTISEMENT 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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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. England vs France highlights | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Tryfest in Rome as Ireland run riot against Italy

first_imgMonday Feb 13, 2017 Tryfest in Rome as Ireland run riot against Italy CJ Stander and Craig Gilroy scored hat-tricks as Ireland thumped Italy 63-10 to claim a bonus point and give them a boost in confidence following last week’s loss to Scotland. Paddy Jackson had a 100% record with the boot, slotting nine conversions.The nine-try victory was Ireland’s biggest ever in the Six Nations, and was the first attacking bonus point of the competition, after the trial system was brought in this year.After havign two away games, Ireland will host France in Dublin next.ADVERTISEMENT 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. 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 TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 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

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NCVO welcomes Government’s Spending Review

first_imgNCVO welcomes Government’s Spending Review AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The Government appears to have answered NCVO’s call for a new framework in the relationship between the sector and the government, which recognises its independence and the value it brings to services. The recognition of the need to build the sector’s capacity, meet the full cost of services and strengthen the Compact between Government and the voluntarysector are particularly welcome. Whilst we are very disappointed that the Government has not been able to make headway on the issue of VAT, we look forward to working with them to make the maximum use of the new funds thatare available to remove other barriers to voluntary and community sector involvement.” “NCVO welcomes the Spending Review’s commitment to the specialist skills provided by the voluntary sector and we are hopeful that the ongoing discussions concerning a Voluntary Sector Skills Council in the near future.” “We look forward to the full report of the Treasury’s cross cutting review of the role of the voluntary sector in the delivery of public services following the summer recess, which will detail how many of the more detailedrecommendations will be implemented.” NCVO is disappointed at the lack of movement on VAT, but otherwise welcomes the Government’s Spending Review.Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) said: “NCVO welcomes the considerable commitment to the role of the voluntarysector in the delivery of public services that the Spending Review represents. Advertisement Howard Lake | 14 July 2002 | News  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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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Growth Energy Applauds Biofuel Targets in USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda

first_img SHARE Previous articleIndiana Company Providing Ag-Specific OSHA TrainingNext articleAgriNovus Indiana President and CEO Selected for Global Leadership Role Eric Pfeiffer The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled the Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Thursday, a new initiative to help meet the demands of the future for American agriculture, which includes strong support for renewable fuels, including ethanol. As part of this commitment, USDA is calling for expanding the use of higher biofuel blends like ethanol, with the goal of increasing the blend rate of E15 by 2030 and E30 in 2050 in our nation’s transportation fuels.Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor praised USDA’s initiative and its recognition of the role that homegrown biofuels have in achieving the department’s goals:“We applaud USDA for setting these clear goals for E15 and E30, and Growth Energy’s members are ready to deliver ahead of their timetable,” said Skor. “Biofuels are a critical piece of meeting the demands of our future transportation needs while lowering our carbon footprint. Today’s recognition by USDA and Secretary Perdue’s unwavering support will help drive biofuel innovation in the coming years and decades. We look forward to continuing our longstanding working relationship with USDA to ensure that Americans across the country have expanded access to cleaner fuels like E15 and E30 at the pump.”“We know we have a challenge facing us: to meet future food, fiber, fuel, and feed demands with finite resources. USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda is our opportunity define American agriculture’s role to feed everyone and do right as a key player in the solution to this challenge,” said Secretary Perdue. “This agenda is a strategic, department-wide effort to better align USDA’s resources, programs, and research to provide farmers with the tools they need to be successful. We are also continually mindful of the need for America’s agriculture industry to be environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable to maintain our position as a leader in the global effort to meet demand. We are committed as ever to the environmental sustainability and continued success, of America’s farmers, ranchers, foresters, and producers.”Other benchmarks of the Agriculture Innovation Initiative include:Food loss and waste: Advance work toward the United States’ goal to reduce food loss and waste by 50 percent in the United States by the year 2030.Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas: Enhance carbon sequestration through soil health and forestry, leverage the agricultural sector’s renewable energy benefits for the economy, and capitalize on innovative technologies and practices to achieve net reduction of the agricultural sector’s current carbon footprint by 2050 without regulatory overreach.Water Quality: Reduce nutrient loss by 30 percent nationally by 2050.Sources: Growth Energy and USDA Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Feb 20, 2020 Growth Energy Applauds Biofuel Targets in USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda Home Indiana Agriculture News Growth Energy Applauds Biofuel Targets in USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agendalast_img read more

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Concern about judicial bias, lack of due process

first_img Reporters Without Borders has written to Gabriela Knaul, the UN special rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, who is to begin a one-week visit to the United Arab Emirates tomorrow. The letter expresses concern about deep flaws in the UAE’s judicial system and the lack of impartiality in the sentences imposed on information providers. Dear Special Rapporteur Knaul,In view of your upcoming visit to the United Arab Emirates (from 28 January to 5 February), Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that defends freedom of information, would like to draw your attention to problems with the UAE judicial system that it has observed while monitoring the trials of information providers and the lack of impartiality in the sentences some of them received.The cyber-crime law that was adopted at the end of 2012 (Federal Legal Decree No. 5/2012) is used to restrict fundamental freedoms and to gag and imprison government critics in a country where the judicial system is under government control.Two Emirati netizens were convicted under this law in 2013 for posting information about a trial during the first half of the year in which 94 Emiratis (known as the“UAE 94”) were accused of being members of Al-Islah, a local group with links to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, and plotting against the government.One of these two netizens, Abdullah Al-Hadidi, who was arrested on 22 March 2013, received a 10-month jail sentence that was confirmed on appeal on 22 May. He was released on 1 November after being deemed to have completed his sentence.The other, Waleed Al-Shehhi, who was arrested on 11 May 2013, was sentenced on 18 November to two years in prison and a fine of 500,000 AED (100,360 euros) for tweeting about the trial.He was convicted under articles 28 and 29 of the cyber-crime law, which forbid the use of information technology for activities“endangering state security”and“harming the reputation of the state.”Shehhi said he was mistreated and tortured following his arrest but these claims were never investigated, in violation of article 12 of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.Other information providers accused of breaking the cyber-crime law have also been the victims of the lack of judicial independence. Mohamed Al-Zumer, for example, was sentenced on 25 December to three years in prison and a fine of 500,000 AED on charges of“insulting the country’s leaders”and“attacking the reputation of the security apparatus”on Twitter and YouTube for accusing them of torturing prisoners of opinion. In a video, he also reportedly criticized a contract that Abu Dhabis crown prince signed with the security company Blackwater for the creation of a private militia to suppress any civilian unrest. His YouTube account (islamway11000) has since been closed.In the same trial, Abdulrahman Omar Bajubair, a netizen currently living in Qatar, was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison on a charge of defaming judges for creating and running the @intihakatand and @uaemot Twitter accounts, which document the mistreatment of prisoners of opinion. Khalifa Al-Nuaimi was acquitted under the cyber-crime law but is still serving the sentence he received in the UAE 94 trial.Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly criticized the authorities for obstructing coverage of certain trials, such as the UAE 94 trial, by barring foreign media and observers from the courtroom and allowing only carefully chosen local media to send representatives. A similar news blackout was imposed on the trial of 30 persons (20 Egyptians and 10 Emiratis) before the UAE supreme court over their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood and their alleged attempts to overthrow the government. They were given sentences ranging from three months to five years in prison on 21 January.We think that these issues, linked to the lack of independence of judges in cases involving freedom of information and obstruction of the principle of transparent coverage of trials, should be raised by you, as the Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, with the Emirati authorities during your forthcoming visit.Your intervention is all the more important because the Emirati authorities tend to ignore the reports of human rights NGOs. They have, for example just banned Human Rights Watch from holding a news conference in Dubai in which it was to have unveiled a report critical of the UAE. In its 2014 world report, HRW accuses the Emirati authorities of continuing to violate freedom of expression and association and condemns the lack of fair trials.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request.Sincerely, United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group June 8, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information Christophe DeloireReporters Without Borders Secretary-General NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance center_img to go further Paris, 24 January 2014 News April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alerts January 27, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about judicial bias, lack of due process Ms. Gabriela KnaulSpecial Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyersc/o Office of the High Commissioner for Human RightsPalais des NationsCH-1211 Geneva 10Switzerland United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on United Arab Emirates December 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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