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U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgU.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.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)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.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 Exchangelast_img read more

Make-A-Wish UK® launches children & young people’s board

first_img  570 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Make-A-Wish UK® launches children & young people’s board Melanie May | 7 February 2020 | News Make-A-Wish UK® is launching its first children and young people’s board, called STARboard.  The charity has begun the search for eight young people nationwide aged between 11 and 20, who have had a wish granted by the charity in the last two years and are keen to draw on their personal experience of having a wish to help Make-A-Wish UK®  improve its work.Each member of the group will represent a nation or region of the UK and help make decisions that shift the charity’s focus from being child-focused to one that is child-led.The creation of STARboard is part of the charity’s mission to ensure every wish has a life-enhancing, positive impact on each Wish Child and their family.Recruitment for the board has just begun and closes on 2 March with the first meeting scheduled to take place on 16 May in Reading. The commitment involves two further meetings this year at different locations around the country.Members of STARboard will provide a voice for wish children to inform the charity’s decision making, future strategy and development of the wish journey.Being a member of STARboard will also give children the opportunity to enjoy themselves, meet other wish children and gain experience in public speaking and making decisions.Jenny Cook, Director of Wishgranting, said:“The charity has recently experienced unprecedented demand, with approximately 1,700 children turning to us for a wish between July – November 2019 alone.“With the charity in a period of growth and demand at an all-time high, there has never been a better time to bring the voices of children to the forefront of our work.“Not only will STARboard revolutionise the way that Make A Wish operates, it will help former wish children stay connected to a charity that granted their wish when they most needed it.”  569 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Youth AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Journalist murdered while covering illegal cooking oil scandal

first_img Organisation Help by sharing this information Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News RSF_en to go further News September 20, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist murdered while covering illegal cooking oil scandal Receive email alerts Newscenter_img News Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that Li Xiang, a journalist with Luoyang Television in Luoyang (in the eastern province of Henan) who had been following an illegal cooking oil scandal and had written about it in his blog, was stabbed to death yesterday. “We hope the authorities will carry out a thorough investigation and will seriously consider the possibility that Li was killed in connection with his work as a journalist,” Reporters Without Borders said, offering its condolences to Li’s family and colleagues.Aged 30, Li was stabbed more than 10 times as he was returning to his home in Luoyang at dawn. He covered social issues and had been following a police investigation into the sale of cooking oil made from residues taken from gutters. His assailants took his laptop and the police are reportedly working on the assumption that the motive for the stabbing was robbery.The last entry in his blog was about the cooking oil scandal. No Luoyang Television journalist has commented on his murder but bloggers have said they think it is clearly linked to his coverage of the scandal.Although there have been several cases of physical attacks this year, murders of journalists are very rare in China. Sun Hongjie (孙虹杰), a reporter for the daily Beijing Chengbao (北疆晨报), died as a result of the head injuries he received in an attack in December 2010. Both the circumstances of the attack and the haste with which the authorities concluded that it was not linked to his work were suspicious. He had been working on sensitive stories including the demolition of housing to make way for new homes for officials. (read the article)In another case involving a public health scandal, the activist Zhao Lianhai (赵连海) was jailed in 2008 after creating a website about the dangers of baby formula manufactured by a leading Chinese company that turned out to be tainted. (read the article)China is ranked 171st out of 178 countries in the 2010 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific ChinaAsia – Pacific March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Florida deputies have no confidence in sheriff who presided over the Parkland shooting, union says

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — More than 500 deputies in Florida have voted that they no longer have confidence in the sheriff who presided over the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 students and staff.Jeff Bell, president of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, said Thursday that out of 628 votes, 534 Broward County deputies cast a ballot to say they “no longer have confidence” in Sheriff Scott Israel. Ninety-four people voted for Israel, Bell said.The union called for the vote over sheriff’s office’s response to the Parkland shooting as well as Israel’s response to the criticism of him in the wake of the shooting, ABC Fort Lauderdale affiliate WLPG reported.“These members have displayed great courage to come forward and vote under the threat of retaliation,” Bell said.The association represents about 1,300 deputies and sergeants who “put their lives on the line every day,” according to its president.Bell said it is now time for the sheriff to start listening to both members of his office as well as the leaders of Broward County.The association president took issue over Israel’s leadership, policies and his handling of the budget. He also accused Israel of “taking care” of his family and friends by hiring them as “command staff at top levels” and attempting to “skirt the laws that are in place within the state of Florida.”“He fails to listen to the people,” Bell said.After the results of the vote were announced, Israel released a statement saying that he “will not be distracted” by the union vote.“I am accountable to the citizens of Broward County,” Israel said. “My job is to continue to do the job I was elected to do, which is to ensure the safety of Broward County’s 1.9 million residents.”In his statement, Israel repeated a sentiment he expressed while to reporters shortly before the results of the vote were announced, which is that the vote was “designed to extort a 6.5 percent pay raise from this agency.”Bell responded to Israel’s comments by calling the sheriff a “complete liar.”“This has never been abut a contract,” Bell said. “This has been about his longstanding policies.”Bell said that the only thing that he and Israel agree on is that on the day of the Parkland shooting, school resource deputy Scott Peterson “needed to go into the building to save more lives.”More than a week after the shooting, Israel announced that Peterson “did nothing” as he stayed outside the school as shots rang out for more than four minutes. However, Bell said Peterson wasn’t a “coward” and merely “froze.”The association will be taking the issue up with lawmakers in Tallahassee, where they will ask Gov. Rick Scott to “do his job” and re-evaluate Israel’s position within the sheriff’s office, Bell said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Jargon buster

first_img Previous Article Next Article Jargon busterOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s jargon busterThedigeratiThe digital or new media elite ñ Last Minute’s founders Martha Lane Fox andBrett Hoberman are examples.U-turneffectWhen employees leave a bricks-and-mortar company for an e-business, andthen ask for their old job back when things go wrong.PitchjunkiesThose people hired purely to pitch and sell a web site idea to a potentialinvestor or other influential organisation.DotbamsWhere an old style bricks-and-mortar company moves into the new economy andwipes out or “bams” the existing competition. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img

E-mail use regulated at most firms

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article E-mail use regulated at most firmsOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Morethan three-quarters of employers have policies dealing with staff use of e-mailand the Internet, according to research.Asurvey by employment law firm Allen & Overy found that 84 per cent ofemployers have e-mail and Internet policies.Butfewer than 25 per cent of employers surveyed have policies dealing with drugtesting, fraud prevention, stop and search or CCTV.  ClaireBradley, assistant HR manager at easyJet, agreed that the results suggest it isincreasingly common for employers to monitor employees.Shesaid, “We have a laissez-faire approach to this. Our company policy on e-mailis that we don’t monitor employees’ e-mail as we trust our employees. If anemployee is failing to meet their performance objectives, we will take adisciplinary route.”Thesurvey results show that 70 per cent of employers had a data protectionpolicy.  CarmenBurton, HR manager for the accountancy firm Norton Practice, said, “Theseresults aren’t surprising as most employers have been driven by legislation toput policies in place.”Thesurvey also revealed that 34 per cent of employers test employees orprospective employees for drugs and alcohol. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Modeling the wave power distribution and characterisitics of plamaspheric hiss

first_imgWe simulate the spatial and spectral distributions of plasmaspheric hiss using a technique that involves extensive ray tracing. The rays are injected in the equatorial chorus source region outside the plasmasphere, are power weighted as a function of L-shell, frequency, and wave normal angle, so as to represent the chorus source distribution, and are propagated throughout the simulation domain until the power in each ray is effectivelyextinguished due to Landau damping. By setting up a large number of virtual observatories, the rays passing each observation location are counted, and a distribution isconstructed. Our simulated plasmaspheric hiss spectrum reproduces the main observed features, including the lower and upper frequency cutoffs, the behavior of the bandwidth as a function of L-shell, the spatial extent, and even the two-zone structure of hiss, although the intensity is lower than observed. The wave normal distribution shows that at high latitudes, the wave normals are predominantly oblique, but near the equator, the wave normal distribution can be either predominantly field-aligned (lower L shells), or bebimodal, having a maximum in the field-aligned direction, and another maximum at very oblique angles, comprised of those rays that have broken out of their cyclical trajectories. This distribution of wave normals seems to reconcile the apparently contradictory observations that have been reported previously.last_img read more

Royal Moroccan Navy’s FREMM Frigate Undergoes Sea Trials

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Royal Moroccan Navy’s FREMM Frigate Undergoes Sea Trials View post tag: trials View post tag: Missiles Royal Moroccan Navy’s FREMM Frigate Undergoes Sea Trials The FREMM multimission frigate on order for the Royal Moroccan Navy is pursuing sea trials off the French coast in preparation for delivery later this year. In June, French naval shipbuilder DCNS successfully completed a third series of trials to test the performance of the ship’s combat system.The crew and DCNS specialists completed the latest trials off the Brittany coast. This series of tests was designed to check the performance of the combat system’s main sensors.Operational scenarios were executed to check the consistency of the data analysed and displayed by the combat system sensors with the results obtained during shore-based simulations. Specific tests included target engagement sequences using Aster anti-air missiles and MM40 anti-ship missiles, fire control tests for the 76-mm main gun and exhaustive testing of the multifunction radar. Other vessel capability tests involved helicopter approach control and the deployment of various towed devices. “This third series of sea trials represents a major milestone for the overall programme and more particularly for the ship’s combat system. Our crews thoroughly tested the full suite of combat system hardware and software that makes FREMM frigates among the most versatile and advanced on the world market”, says Gilles Raybaud, DCNS’s FREMM programme manager for Morocco.To acquaint them with shipboard operations, members of the crew that will take over once the vessel enters service with the Royal Moroccan Navy participated in the trials. Working in tandem with the French Navy crew, they took part in activities ranging from bridge and propulsion watchkeeping to safety exercises and platform management. The Moroccan crew members had previously completed simulation-based training at DCNS’s Lorient and Le Mourillon centres to familiarise them with the FREMM platform management systems.Vice-Admiral Laghmari, inspector-general of the Royal Moroccan Navy, toured the future Mohamed VI FREMM at Lorient, meeting members of the Moroccan crew assigned to the trials and congratulating them on the tasks already completed. He encouraged them to continue to familiarise themselves with the new ship prior to delivery, and indicated that he was fully satisfied with the programme’s progress and the results of the sea trials.The first series of sea trials, conducted in April, demonstrated the full compliance of the ship’s propulsion and navigation systems with the relevant performance requirements.FREMM, a major programme for DCNS and partnersThe French FREMM programme calls for 12 ships – 11 for the French Navy and one for the Royal Moroccan Navy.DCNS delivered the Aquitaine, the first FREMM multimission frigate, to the French Navy in November 2012.In accordance the contractual provisions, the second-of-type is scheduled for delivery to the Royal Moroccan Navy by the end of this year. The ship will be named the Mohammed VI.DCNS is currently working on four FREMM frigates at different stages of completion: third-of-type FREMM frigate Normandie will begin sea trials later this year and is scheduled fordelivery to the French Navy in 2014fourth-of-type FREMM frigate Provence is approaching completion and scheduled to be floated out of her building dock later this yearthe fifth and sixth of type are at earlier stages of construction.FREMM technical dataThese heavily armed warships are being built under DCNS prime contractorship to deploy state-of-the- art weapon systems and sensors including the Herakles multifunction radar, MdCN cruise missiles, Aster anti-air missiles, Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles and MU90 torpedoes.Length overall: 142 mBeam: 20mDisplacement (approx.): 6,000 tonnesMax. speed: 27 knotsComplement: 108 (including helicopter crew)Accommodation: 145 men and womenRange: 6,000 nm (at 15 knots)[mappress]Press Release, July 11, 2013; Image: DCNS View post tag: Anti-ship Share this article View post tag: FREMM View post tag: Undergoes View post tag: Frigate View post tag: Royal View post tag: Moroccan July 11, 2013 Industry news View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Multimission View post tag: Ministry of Defence View post tag: sea View post tag: News by topic View post tag: DCNSlast_img read more

Report The effect of peanuts on cholesterol and heart health

first_imgResearchers from California and Spain have concluded that regular peanut consumption improves cholesterol levels and contributes to heart health, following data collated from 25 nut consumption trials across seven countries.A total of 583 men and women took part in the trials, which revealed that people with higher levels of ’bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (blood fats) and those consuming poorer-quality diets, would gain the greatest benefit from regular nut consumption, according to the researchers.The studies showed those consuming the nuts frequently about 67g per day reduced their total cholesterol by 5.1% and LDL by 7.4%. Their ratio of LDL to ’good’ HDL cholesterol also changed by 8.3% in a favourable direction.Dr Joan Sabaté from Loma Linda University, California, lead investigator for the study, recently published in Archives of Internal Medicine, said: “Results of this study provide the best evidence yet that eating nuts reduces LDL cholesterol and improves the blood lipids profile. So a simple change of eating nuts regularly can make a big difference to people’s health.”Ellen Mason, a senior cardiac nurse with the British Heart Foundation, said that adding nuts in place of saturated fats could help to improve cholesterol levels for many people.last_img read more

Press release: Isle of Axholme to benefit from £35m flood protection investment

first_imgAndrew Haigh, the Environment Agency’s senior advisor for flood risk management, said: The contract to design and build the improved flood defence has been awarded to GBV, a joint venture between Galliford Try and Black & Veatch. The Isle of Axholme will benefit greatly from this £35m government funding which will better protect the local community and businesses from flooding for years to come. I am pleased to see the plan will not only bring more protection against flooding, but also have environmental benefits for wildlife and improve the health of the rivers in the area. I look forward to seeing the work completed. The £35m investment in a new state-of-the-art pumping station at Keadby will enable us to continue to protect over 15,000 homes, businesses and agricultural land from the risk of flooding across the Isle of Axholme. We have been working in partnership with the local authorities and the Internal Drainage Boards on our plans to upgrade the current facility with new electric pumps and equipment that will increase reliability and efficiency, leading to more effective water level management in this area. It also offers improved access for fish and eels to migrate between the ‘Three Rivers’ and the River Trent. An 80-year-old pumping station is to be given a new lease of life, bringing environmental and flood-risk benefits to an area almost twice the size of Birmingham, the Environment Agency has announced.The work is part of a £35m investment to upgrade Keadby Pumping Station near Scunthorpe and construction is set to get underway from mid-April. Preparation work on the site is currently underway.The improvements will see the facility’s diesel pumps replaced by more reliable and efficient electric versions. As well as reducing flood risk, the new pumps will also lessen the station’s carbon footprint and are designed to be safe for fish and eels.Keadby Pumping Station is used to manage water levels across the Isle of Axholme – around a 500 kilometre square area of North Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.The facility helps reduce the risk of flooding by transferring flood water from the ‘Three Rivers’ into the River Trent during high tides.The Pumping Station reduces flood risk to more than 15,000 homes, 30,000 hectares of high-grade agricultural land, businesses, internationally important habitats, and critical infrastructure such as transport links, a power station and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.The current station has reached the end of its working life. The current pumps and equipment are unreliable, costly to maintain and are increasingly at risk of breaking down.The scheme also includes the construction of new electrical equipment buildings within the existing site and rebuilding of the outfall headwall, where the ‘Three Rivers’ discharges to the River Trent.The introduction of ‘fish-friendly’ pumps will mean both fish and eels can pass safely through the facility, helping them overcome man-made obstacles to their natural migration. The measure is recognised as vital to protecting wildlife and improving the health of rivers.Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said:last_img read more