NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NICO Holdings Limited (NICO.mw) 2007 annual report.Company ProfileNICO Holdings Limited provides products and services for general insurance, life insurance and pension administration in the corporate and private sector of Malawi; with interests in banking, asset management and information technology services. NICO Holdings Limited operates in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It was established in 1965, and was the first general insurance company to list on the Malawi Stock Exchange. Its general insurance division covers segments that range from personal accident and household insurance to construction, engineering, professional indemnity, marine hull and cargo, fire and loss of profits. NICO Holdings Limited also offers insurance for individuals and corporate clients which includes endowment assurance and savings protection. The company has a corporate banking division offering standard products and services, aswell as solutions for foreign exchange, investment management and women business programmes. NICO Holdings Limited has invested in providing technology services to clients, including software and Internet systems and communication solutions, card technology and surveillance systems. NICO Holdings Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange
Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LACZ.zw) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileLafarge Cement Zimbabwe manufactures and distributes cement and allied products for the building industry. Formerly known as Circle Cement, the company is a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. The cement product range includes Portland composite cement which is the cement used in beams, foundations and load-bearing structures; Supaset, used by concrete brick makers and homebuilders; Masonry cement, used for general construction work such as screed flooring, brick and mortar and plastering mortar. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe also sells a range of allied products which include washed sand, 6-mm stones, 20-millitre stones and crusher run. Specialised products include Agricultural lime, Colorbrite and Snolime, pre-sanded Cemwash and Impermo. Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Premier Paints Plc (PREMPA.ng) 2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePremier Paints Plc manufactures and markets paint and coating products for the decorative, industrial and commercial sectors in Nigeria. The decorative range includes emulsion, gloss and textured products; the industrial range includes red oxide primer, bright aluminum paint for street light poles, bridge railings and storage tanks, and black bituminous paint, quick dry cellulose, fast dry enamel, primer surfacer, alkyd floor paint, epoxy floor paint, roof paint and stoving enamel paint; the marine range includes epoxy hybrid paint, epoxy primer red paint, epoxy finish paint and polyurethane finish paint; the wood finishes range includes a glossy finish for interior and exterior wood surfaces; the auto refinishes range includes solid, metallic, varnish and primer; thinners and solvents include a biocidal solution to control the growth of biocide, fungicide and algaecide; and the company produces a product for road marking. Premier Paint Company is a subsidiary of Red Sea Housing Services Company Limited. The company head office is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Premier Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Roland Head | Saturday, 29th August, 2020 | More on: AMGO BOO SYME There’s wisdom in crowds, or so it’s said. So what can we learn from the trading patterns of investors at Hargreaves Lansdown? The FTSE 100 firm is the UK’s largest DIY investment platform, with more than £100bn of assets under management. Much of this is invested in UK shares.Today, I’m looking at three of the more heavily-traded stocks on the platform over the last week. Should we be buying these popular growth shares too?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…BOO! A super growth stockThe Boohoo Group (LSE: BOO) share price has bounced back quickly from the July slump, triggered by allegations relating to Leicester sweatshops. 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If they can continue to be ruthless against Ireland, it is fair to say they have changed. Otherwise, they are just the same old Scotland, flattering to deceive and doing just enough to evade the Wooden Spoon.They need to click again and again. The whole Hogg: Stuart scorches awayBacking it up will not be easy. Even for the over-resourced giants burdened by hype, it is tough to back up significant, championship defining victories.What Scotland must do is ensure that they are able to keep offering that backline ball. Clean ball. Ball they can float to each other without worrying about the ugly opponent dangling from the other end of it. If they ensure the likes of Rob Harley, Kelly Brown and Sean Lamont can keep hitting bodies while Richie Gray, Johnnie Beattie and Matt Scott keep making yards that should be easier to do.Against Italy there was a heat at the breakdown. There was an intensity there that the proud Azzuri simply wilted in. Scotland need to maintain that, without going overboard and without detracting from it, so that a backline capable of bucking the national trend can continue to threaten.In a fortnight, the Irish will be weakened. With every contact against England on Sunday they broke a little, and their skills deserted them. Players tried too much, legal and not so legal. It took its toll and while Simon Zebo is definitely out, Sean O’Brien is bruised and battered, Jonny Sexton is hamstrung and Cian Healy is in danger of being cited for hideous footwork at the ruck.Therefore, when that side travel to Murrayfield, the Scots have an opportunity to show that they can back their performance up. Great Scott: Matthew Scott evades the Italian defence as he scorches in for Scotland’s try in a well-worked moveBy Alan DymockWITH CLEAN linout ball, Ruaridh Jackson stepped left and threw a pass behind Sean Lamont just as the centre screamed in against the grain. At his back, Sean Maitland barely put his fingerprints on the ball before sending it over to Matt Scott, who hotfooted his way to a score from outside the 22.The try was not the first of the game, Tim Visser sliding off his wing in the first half and pumping his way over the line was the game’s opener. The try was not the most exciting, either, that accolade must go to Stuart Hogg, after taking an interception almost 90m to the Italian line, causing coronaries up and down Scotland. Nor was it the most historically noteworthy, after an unchallenged charge from Lamont meant Scotland had scored four tries in the championship for the first time in 10 years.Scott’s try was significant, though.Coming down: Even Parisse couldn’t inspire Italy on SaturdayWhy, you may ask? Because he finished off a training ground, first phase move and for that, there was almost audible snapping noise reverberating around Edinburgh. The backline had taken ball and used movement, subtlety and skill to break free. There had been no blasting and no kicking. They had clicked. They had set their minds on creating something and they saw it through to its fruitful, ecstatic end.This was not the try that declared Scotland as championship contenders. After all, it came against an Italian team we were all told were finally ready to launch an assault on the 6 Nations championship after spending last week rubbing French faces in the dirt and grabbing handfuls of bleu shirts to chuck asunder. Then against Scotland they reverted to type.In front of them, it was the Scots backs who scored the four tries. And four different fellas, to boot.That is a promising sign and one which at least suggests the team could yet climb out of the mire they have squished their cleats into over the last 12 months. The sight of a jet-healed Hogg tripping the light, fantastic, all the way up the park is a sumptuous reminder of what excitement can be enjoyed when watching Scotland. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stuart Hogg of Scotland runs towards the try line to score during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on February 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / IAN MACNICOL (Photo credit should read Ian MacNicol/AFP/Getty Images)
Tagged with: Brexit European Union Funding Ireland Northern Ireland statutory funding 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. 157 total views, 1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Funding after a no-deal Brexit?Meanwhile, the head of the SEUPB, Gina McIntyre, has responded to concerns that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit will lead to an end of EU PEACE funding in the region.She said: “Arrangements are in place, supported by the EU, UK and Irish Governments, providing for the continuation of the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes until 2023, even in the advent of a ‘no-deal’ scenario.”She added that the European Commission ratified this position in a European regulation (2019/491) which was formally approved by the European Parliament in March of this year and received extensive support and commitment from all the partners involved.Government provides its support through a funding guarantee and these together ensure that the current programmes will be continued until their natural conclusion in 2023, she confirmed.Ms McIntyre also gave some assurance about funding after 2023. She said: “As regards a future programme, the EU Multi-Annual Financial Framework for 2021- 2027, published in May 2018, included provision for a PEACE PLUS Programme. The new PEACE PLUS Programme will include both PEACE and INTERREG activities building on the work of previous and current programmes which have contributed to social, economic and regional stability”.A government consultation on PEACE PLUS is also planned. The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), which distributes funding to Northern Ireland and the border counties, is planning to hold consultation events in each county on the next phase of funding.The SEUPB says it anticipates that the consultation events will start at the end of this year and continue on into early 2020. As with the previous consultations, held for past programmes, they will give all stakeholders the opportunity to feed into the programme development process.The SEUPB is responsible for the implementation of the EU’s PEACE IV (€270 million) and INTERREG VA (€283 million) Programmes. They also have a signposting role to promote involvement in the INTERREG VB Transnational and INTERREG VC Interregional Programmes.Details of the consultations will be available on the organisation’s website and social media channel in the coming weeks. Irish EU funding consultation planned 158 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis4 Howard Lake | 29 October 2019 | News
Facebook Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor Facebook Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ Linkedin Twitter Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma ReddIt Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ ReddIt Sam Fristachihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-fristachi/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Women’s basketball comes from behind to defeat Kansas State Previous articleTCU, former professor each file motions for judgment in discrimination lawsuitNext article‘Hamilton’ stars talk Broadway, rejection in virtual event Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Fristachi printThe last time the TCU Horned Frogs (8-13, 3-13 Big 12) took on the Kansas State Wildcats (8-15, 3-13 Big 12), they were coming off a 3-game losing streak and came out with a win. However, last night that was not the case. After riding a three-game losing streak, the Horned Frogs fell in a heartbreaking overtime loss, 79-76.The first half would feature an exchange of runs by both teams as Kansas State took an early 7-0 lead, but TCU fought back, going on a 6-0 run led by senior guard Lauren Heard. The Wildcats would go on a 6-0 run in response to TCU and finish the first quarter up 21-14.Kansas State guard Christianna Carr had a career night against the Horned Frogs, scoring 31 points. Carr would score 13 of her 31 points in the first quarter and 22 in the first half. However, the Horned Frogs were able to hold all-Big 12 center Ayoka Lee to just two points in the first half. The Wildcats went into halftime with a 37-27 lead as the Horned Frogs shot 4-19 from outside the arc and Heard missed the final two minutes of the first half.“We had a slower start than we needed to and that has happened in a couple of games now, but I’m proud of the fight, effort and the grit. They didn’t give up. Heartbreaking that we weren’t able to come out with the win on the road,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “I know this is a team that’s fearlessly trying to fight and stay locked into each other.”TCU came out of halftime strong as the team erased a 16-point deficit. Guards Aahliyah Jackson and Tavy Diggs hit clutch threes in the third quarter to help the Horned Frogs outscore Kansas State 23-18 and cut the lead to just five points, 55-50. “In the second half they just did a second half staying locked in with each other and there was better synergy on the floor,” Pebley said.Heard would take over in the second half. After scoring just nine points in the first half, she would go on to score 11 of her 35 points in the third quarter.“Lauren was incredibly valiant in her effort today offensively and defensively and on the board,” Pebley said. “She’s just giving everything she has to her team and you know it’s special to see her perform.” Heard also led the team in rebounds with six.For the Wildcats, Lee scored 27 points in the second half and Carr would only score three.TCU would get its first lead after a steal by Michelle Berry leading to a layup that gave TCU the 58-57 lead with five minutes left in the game. A buzzer-beater by Lauren Heard with 44 seconds left would tie the game at 64 and send the game to overtime as neither team could pull ahead in the final seconds.In overtime, the teams exchanged the lead, but the Horned Frogs would fall short as Diggs would hit a shot that counted as a two-pointer instead of a three, failing to tie the game. TCU will remain on the road as the Frogs take on the Oklahoma Sooners this Thursday, March 4. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. and the game will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. TCU guard Lauren Heard led the team with 35 points and 6 rebounds in the loss against Kansas State. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com)
Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Cllr Kevin SheahanCllr Kevin SheahanA PROPOSED art centre for the heart of Askeaton could help regenerate the West Limerick town and benefit businesses and the wider community.That’s according to local artist Michele Horrigan, founding director and curator of the Askeaton Contemporary Arts festival which is now in its twelfth year.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District meeting, Ms Horrigan highlighted the need for an arts space in the town, maintaining it could have a “positive knock-on effect” for Askeaton, proving a “catalyst” for regeneration locally.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One building in the town square was earmarked as suitable for an arts centre, which would provide space for exhibitions, workshops and events as well as having an upstairs residence for visiting artists.Local councillor Kevin Sheahan was very enthusiastic about the proposed arts centre project. He called for the council to help give “a leg up” to get it off the ground and spoke of one building, on the market for around €120,000, as an “ideal location”.However, independent councillor Emmett O’Brien expressed reservations about the idea, maintaining Cllr Sheahan, a local auctioneer, stood to gain from the sale of the property.“I am very uncomfortable with it,” he told council members.However, Cllr Sheahan explained that he would have to remove himself from any such financial arrangement if the sale was to go through and his sole role would be simply to introduce the purchaser to the vendor.“A cup of coffee on the day, that’s all I want out of it,” he commented.Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey said that he felt Cllr Sheahan had handled his business in a very “transparent manner”.by Alan [email protected] Previous articleSome Highlights for Pride Limerick 2017Next articleLimerick/Cork motorway moves ever closer Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Twitter Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 NewsArts centre could bring new life to AskeatonBy Alan Jacques – July 14, 2017 1207 Print Advertisement Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook TAGSAskeatonCllr Kevin SheahanFianna Fáil Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email