Berger Paints Plc ( 2003 Annual Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FBC Holdings Limited ( HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgFBC Holdings Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about FBC Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBC Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBC Holdings Limited (  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFBC Holdings Limited (FBC Bank) is a financial institution in Zimbabwe providing financial products and solutions for retail, commercial and corporate banking; with a range of products and services extending from savings deposit accounts and micro-lending in the informal market to foreign market investment, mortgage financing, micro-lending, re-insurance, short-term insurance and stock-brokering services. Its re-insurance division underwrites classes of insurance for fire, engineering, motoring, marine and miscellaneous incidences. FBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Banking Corporation Holdings Limited which is a publicly-traded financial services company in Zimbabwe. FBC Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

E-Tranzact International Plc ( 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This tech stock has shot up 65% in 2020, but I’d still buy more!

first_img Most tech stocks are performing exceptionally well during this pandemic. Unlike other businesses, these technology companies quickly adapted to a work-from-home world with almost no disruptions to everyday operations.One tech stock that has caught my attention is dotDigital (LSE:DOTD) that has already risen by 65% over the last 12 months. But given the immense opportunity before it, I still think it’s got plenty of room left to grow. Let me explain.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…The tech stock driving e-commerce salesSetting up an online store these days is a relatively simple process, especially with e-commerce solutions like the one provided by Shopify. The real challenge is driving customers to the website, especially when competing with other online retailers like Amazon.But dotDigital has created a tool to help even the smallest webstore succeed. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) firm has developed a cloud-based marketing platform called Engagement Cloud. The platform offers real-time analysis of customer data. Using the results, it generates new emails, text messages, and social media posts that personally resonate with individual customers.In other words, dotDigital enables its clients to have a highly effective, targeted, digital marketing solution, at an affordable price. And the entire process is fully automated.Out of the three marketing channels, email campaigns continue to be the most effective. In the latest annual report, the tech stock’s management team reported that on average, a client achieves an additional £42 worth of sales for every £1 spent on the platform. That’s quite an achievement in my eyes.An unseen opportunity for growthIt should come as no surprise that online retailers have seen a surge in sales. Consumers are turning to online stores to fulfil their shopping needs now that Covid-19 has forced more than 750,000 non-essential UK stores to close.But enforced closures might have sparked a transformation within the retail industry. According to the research firm Growth Intelligence, more than 85,000 new online businesses have launched since the start of the pandemic. dotDigital already serves a long list of more than 4,000 brands worldwide, but its pool of potential customers has now expanded substantially.That’s especially so as most of these new online businesses are likely to rely on platforms provided by Shopify, Microsoft or Adobe. Why does that matter? Well, dotDigital has formed partnerships with all three, allowing users of each platform to seamlessly integrate Engagement Cloud.dotDigital: a tech stock I’d buy more ofThe business operates in an industry that was growing by nearly 20% each year before the pandemic hit. And Covid-19 has only accelerated this growth both in demand and supply.Yet despite such rapid growth, online sales still represent less than a third of total consumer sales in the UK. With more than 70% of a market left to expand into, e-commerce has an immense amount of room to grow.And thanks to the strategically formed partnerships with three of the largest e-commerce platform providers, I think dotDigital has created some serious competitive advantages. Combining this with its proven marketing effectiveness makes it a tech stock, I want to buy more of. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian Enter Your Email Address 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. 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. Image source: Getty Images. Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in dotDigital. The Motley Fool UK has recommended dotDigital Group. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: DOTD This tech stock has shot up 65% in 2020, but I’d still buy more! 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Wootton George Consulting investigates barriers to legacy fundraising

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Strategy and fundraising consultancy Wootton George Consulting is trying to find out what prevents more charities from raising funds from legacies. It is inviting charities to complete an online survey.With average gift levels of £3,500 for cash legacies and £35,000 for shares of estates, legacy fundraising is of course one of the most productive methods of fundraising. It can achieve a ratio of return of around £50:£1.Despite this, many charities still have no legacy strategy in place at all, or carry out legacy fundraising in a rather ad hoc way, according to Wootton George. Simon George, Director of the agency, suggests it is most often the small and medium size charities that miss out on this method of fundraising.“It does not make sense”, he said, “that charities will invest large sums in other areas of fundraising, yet effective legacy work is often regarded as the poor relation and starved of investment, when even a modest campaign can bring big rewards.“We are seeking to identify what the barriers are and to empower fundraisers to overcome them. Whether it is trustee ignorance, risk aversion, simple inertia or just down to a short term focus, we hope to gain a better understanding of what is stopping more charities winning their share of the legacy cake. We hope this will enable them to recognise why they are missing out and what steps they should take.”Charities can take part in the survey Wootton George Consulting investigates barriers to legacy fundraising 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 July 2010 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies legacies Research / statisticslast_img read more

Reparations demanded by workers, community activists for Philadelphia refinery fire and closure

first_imgLess than a week after devastating explosions caused a major fire on June 21, injuring five workers at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia, the company announced June 27 that it was closing the plant, impacting over 1,000 workers.  Residents in neighboring communities, whose health and safety have been threatened for generations by the 150-year-old industrial facility, welcomed the news.  “This has been genocide,” said Rodney Everett, South Philadelphia resident and a member of the environmental group Philly Thrive, which has been campaigning to close the refinery. “They’ve been killing people, and we’ve been paying for it.” Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South PhiladelphiaThe community group also made it clear they stand with the workers, noting: “The June 21 explosion was a direct result of longtime corporate mismanagement, and we continue to applaud the workers for ensuring the accident was not the catastrophe it could have been.”The 335,000-barrel-a-day refinery is the largest on the East Coast. Situated along the eastern bank of the Schuylkill River, adjacent to I-76, the complex borders the Point Breeze neighborhood, heavily targeted for gentrification, and the Navy Yard, a former military base that has been converted into an office complex and industrial park. Of the 45,000 residents living within a mile of the refinery, 71 percent are people of color and 32 percent live below the poverty level.Meanwhile, workers at the plant who were terminated because of the closure filed a class action lawsuit against the company on June 28. They say PES violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 by not providing them with a 60-day advance notice. The United Steelworkers Local 10-1 contract also requires a 60-day notice of layoffs.Around 100 non-union employees were dismissed within hours of the closure announcement with no severance pay. Local 10-1, which represents 614 refinery workers, were told they would remain on payroll until July 12.  Earlier this year the company shuffled its management team, froze employee bonuses, and told employees it was deferring matching payments to their retirement accounts until 2020. Nearly half of the union workers are older than 50. PES also tried to reopen contract negotiations, seeking concessions ahead of the expiration of the current contract in September. Union President Ryan O’Callaghan said USW is investigating whether the company’s insurance covered the destroyed alkylation unit and resulting business losses, estimated by industry experts at over $100 million. “It appears they’re cashing the check and heading for the doors,” he said. (, June 26)O’Callaghan stressed that the company had not notified him of plans for closure or layoffs before leaking the news to the media. “This is what they do to us after we safely shut down the plant while fighting a fire,” O’Callaghan pointed out.  Because of the nature of the blaze, Philadelphia firefighters were not allowed onto the refinery to directly combat the fire. USW workers, all skilled refinery emergency workers and operators now facing job and possibly pension losses, worked through the blasts on June 21, got the fire under control and kept the city from a major catastrophe. Management at fault for maintenance problemsAs of June 28, the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, as federal emergency investigators found the site too risky to enter. However, workers point out that PES, which is supposed to be responsible for safety management systems in the refinery, had scaled back a test of the maintenance system scheduled for January. Over the last five years, PES has been fined $649,417 for violations of air and water protections. (, June 22)  In 2018 PES declared bankruptcy, and Wall Street hedge fund investors, Bardin Hill Investment Partners, took control of the refinery’s debt, estimated at $755 million, and assumed ownership. A 25 percent share of the ownership, derived through the previous owner, Sunoco, is retained by its parent company, Carlyle Group LP and Energy Transfer Partners LP. Sunoco still has responsibility for pre-2012 environmental liabilities estimated at $207 million through its subsidiary Evergreen Resources Management Operations. (, June 27)  In 2012 Sunoco received $25 million in public funds, tax breaks and environmental liability waivers in exchange for keeping the refinery open and agreeing to clean up decades of soil and water contamination.In announcing plans to close, PES officials say they plan to sell the complex for continued use as a petrochemical plant.  Some city officials and developers see it as a potential site for expanding the marine terminal in South Philadelphia. But area residents and environmental activists have different ideas.Hold owners responsible Neighborhood residents want the site repurposed as a park.  Some environmentalists have suggested the site could become a giant wind or solar facility, which would still provide jobs and energy.But it remains uncertain if PES or Sunoco will assume responsibility for cleanup of the massive 1,400-acre plant, which is responsible for over 72 percent of toxic air emissions and pollution in Philadelphia. There are also issues of heavy groundwater and land contamination. ( released by the refinery include ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, benzene and sulfuric acid, which cause everything from headaches to cancers. Other contaminants on the site and in groundwater include petroleum hydrocarbons, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylene.A major danger exposed as a result of the June 21 fire was the presence of tanks of hydrofluoric acid (HF) at the refinery. HF is capable of killing millions of people if accidentally released. An HF cloud can travel 7 miles within 10 minutes. At room temperature it can form a toxic cloud, and exposure can lead to severe health problems and even death. Since it destroys nerve tissue, burns may initially be painless; in higher concentrations, HF causes cardiac arrest. The union credits a female employee with averting a catastrophe by quickly removing an HF tank when the explosions took place. Philly Thrive is calling on the city of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania to hold present owners Bardin Hill, and past owners Sunoco and its parent company the Carlyle Group and Energy Transfer Partners, responsible for the cleanup. They note that Carlyle took more than $500 million out of PES when it owned the company.  Thrive wants this money returned to pay for workers’ pensions and health care, severance pay and retraining assistance and for the complete remediation of the site.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Indiana Sees More Drought Relief, But Dry Conditions Persist

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 6, 2012 Facebook Twitter SHARE The U.S. Drought monitor shows almost the entire southern half of Indiana in severe drought, while the northern portion continues in moderate drought or abnormally dry conditions.Source: Purdue Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Sees More Drought Relief, But Dry Conditions Persist Scheeringa said some parts of northeastern Indiana saw only about a half inch of rain from the leftovers of Isaac, which came ashore in and around Louisiana last week. Southwestern Indiana received as much as 4.5 inches. Overall, most of the state saw 2 to 2.5 inches. Next week’s temperatures are expected to be closer to seasonal norms, but forecasts show drier-than-normal conditions likely. Indiana Sees More Drought Relief, But Dry Conditions Persist Remnants from Hurricane Isaac significantly improved Indiana’s drought status, but the state is not out of the woods quite yet. The U.S. Drought Monitor ( released Thursday morning showed that none of the state remains in extreme or exceptional drought – the two most extreme levels. Last week more than 25 percent of the state was in extreme drought and more than 10 percent was in exceptional drought. “Isaac moved northward so slowly. By the time it reached Indiana it had weakened considerably and didn’t give us the extreme rainfall that was originally forecast, but it did us some good,” said Ken Scheeringa, associate state climatologist based at Purdue University. “We’ve definitely seen a more consistent rainfall pattern in recent weeks. You can tell that just by looking at your lawn. Lawn mowers have been busy. SHARE Previous articlePoor Pollination Leads to Moldy Growth in CornNext articleEmergency Cover Crop Assistance Available for Extreme Drought Areas Gary Truittlast_img read more

PCC President’s Forum Coming Monday

first_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Education PCC President’s Forum Coming Monday From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 3:53 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Photo courtesy PCC PulsePasadena City College Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien is hosting his next President’s Forum on Monday, October 19th, at the PCC’s Creveling Lounge.The event is an opportunity for Pasadena area residents, especially PCC students and parents, to ask questions of and dialogue with the college president on issues that concern the city college. Staff and faculty will also be attending.The forum is held every third Monday of the month in the Creveling Lounge, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.PCC will provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you desire an accommodation related to your disability, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call (626) 585-7388. Request should include a general description of your functional limitation and the type of accommodation you are requesting. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Man arrested during search in Derry’s Creggan estate

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – March 9, 2021 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Man arrested during search in Derry’s Creggan estate Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img Pinterest Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have this morning carried out an arrest operation in Derry.The PSNI say local officers supported TIU detectives during a search and arrest operation in Creggan, as part of an ongoing investigation into a number of violent gun attacks on members of the community over recent months.A 39 year old man was arrested under the Terrorism Act, and a number of electronic items seized, including mobile phones. He has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning. Previous articleIFA meeting tonight will discuss possible alternatives to banksNext articleBody recovered from car in Bunbeg Harbour News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+last_img read more

Snow in Donegal, but no major disruption

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Previous articleDerry security alert declared a hoaxNext articleDublin community still rocked by childrens’ deaths – PP News Highland Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – January 27, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Gardai in Donegal are urging motorists to be extra careful and to allow extra time for their journeys today.There is some snow on the ground across the North West this morning. There are no reports of school or road closures, but people are being urged not to assume that any road is clear, and to expect the unexpected. Google+ Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Snow in Donegal, but no major disruption WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Homepage BannerNews Twitterlast_img read more