First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2009 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Quantum Minerals (FQMZ.zm) 2009 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Quantum Minerals Limited is an international holding company overseeing the extraction of copper, nickel, gold, zinc and acid through mining operations in Zambia, Australia, Finland, Turkey, Spain and Mauritania. The mining corporation operates six mines: Kansanshi copper-gold mine, Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine, Las Cruces copper mine, Pyhasalmi copper-zinc mine, Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine and Cayeli copper-zinc mine. Its subsidiary divisions have interests in evaluating and acquiring mineral properties, regulatory reporting, treasury and finance, corporate administration, and a metal marketing division. Copper is the main commodity mined by First Quantum Minerals in Zambia, and gold is a by-product commodity. First Quantum Minerals Limited is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange
Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Okomu Palm Oil Plc (OKOMUO.ng) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOkomu Palm Oil Plc manufacture and market Banga Palm Oil in Nigeria as well as a range of Noko 10 rubber bands. The company was established in 1976 as a Federal Government pilot project set up to rehabilitate oil palm production in Nigeria. At the time, the pilot project incorporated 15 589 hectares of which 12 500 hectares was planted with oil palms. In 1985, Okomu Palm Oil Plc installed a 1.5 tonne fresh fruit bunches/hour mill. The company was privatised in 1990 and has grown to become Nigeria’s leading oil palm company with some 14 000 hectares of land currently planted with palm oil trees and 8 000 hectares of rubber trees. By 2020, an additional 4 000 hectares of palm oil trees and 1 500 hectares of rubber trees will have been planted on the 33 000 hectares of private land owned by Okomu Palm Oil Plc. The company operates two 30-tonne/per hour oil mills and an additional two 30-tonne/per hour mills will be operational by 2020/21. Its technical partner, SOCFINAF (Luxemburg), has a 53.32% stake in the business. SOCFINAF (Luxemburg) was founded in 1912 and was the first industrial company to plant oil palm trees in Africa and Indonesia. Today, it has plantations and oil palm operations in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, the DRC, Sao Time and Cambodia. Okomu Oil Palm Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Okomu Palm Oil Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Support Services sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Initiates Plc (INITSP.ng) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe Initiates Plc is a professional waste management company in Nigeria offering services for waste management, industrial cleaning and decontamination for the private and public sectors. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. The Initiates Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: McNichols Plc (MCNICH.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMcNichols Consolidated Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of fortified sugar products in Nigeria. This includes granulated sugar, cube sugar, icing sugar and baking sugar. The company also produces a range of chocolate powder and custard powder. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Mcnichols Consolidated Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
The FTSE 100 is dead. Long live the new FTSE 100! Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. In early 2020, stock markets were hitting all-time highs and investors still had their innocence. Then the coronavirus crisis overwhelmed the world and the FTSE 100 cracked, crumbled, and then crashed.The FTSE 100’s steepest crashOn 17 January, the FTSE 100 hit 2020’s high of 7,675, up 1.7% in 17 days. In late February, the index began what proved to be its sharpest crash in history. Bottoming out on 23 March, the FTSE 100 limped along at 4,994, more than a third (35%) below its 2020 peak.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 FTSE 100 Covid-19 shake-upCovid-19 has caused complete upheaval in the FTSE 100, particularly among the upper echelons. For years, the top spots among UK market mega-caps were dominated by big, familiar household names. Global giants such as oil firms Royal Dutch Shell and BP, and mega-bank HSBC once dominated the top table of the FTSE 100. Four months on and everything has changed, perhaps permanently.Today, BP clocks in at £62bn and Shell hovers around a £100bn valuation. The FTSE 100’s #1 is drug firm AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN), while its close rival, GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK), has leapt to fourth place.AZN v GSK: Which would I buy?As pharma firms are now #1 and #4 in the FTSE 100, I decided to pit them against each other. Here’s how our two contenders shape up:Here is AstraZeneca in a nutshell:Share price: 8,915p | 12-month price change: +51.7% | Market value: £113.5bn | Price-to-earnings ratio: 103.1 (forecast to fall to 27) | Dividend yield: 2.5% | Dividend cover: Not coveredAnd now GlaxoSmithKline:Share price: 1,679p | 12-month price change: +9.2% | Market value: £84.5bn | Price-to-earnings ratio: 15.7 | Dividend yield: 4.75% | Dividend cover: 1.34Astra has had a rip-roaring rise, with its shares rocketing by more than half in 12 months. Apparently priced at over 100 times earnings, strong earnings growth will see its shares fall to a more modest rating of 27 in 2020. 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Project players are flooding the European game and it is time for World Rugby to kick them into touch, or at the very least tighten up qualification rules But is not just Ireland who are at it on the ‘project player’ front. Scotland have even recruited for a post called the International Resettlement Adviser for the Scottish Rugby Union. The job description said the position’s responsibilities were ‘to advise and assist Scottish Rugby with the identification, recruitment, relocation, resettlement and integration of professional rugby players, coaches and other employees from overseas, particularly those from the southern hemisphere.”In other words, they want to scour the globe for player who cannot get a gig with South Africa, New Zealand or the Wallabies, sign them on a domestic contract and, bingo, three years later they have a ready-made international. How about looking around Scotland, or any other country, to see if there are any players who could make the step up and how do the leading Scottish or Irish teenagers feel about all this?Made in South Africa: Scotland’s tighthead WP Nel playing for the CheetahsJosh Strauss and WP Nel are Scottish project players, with Strauss only qualifying to play for Vern Cotter’s team days before the last World Cup and Tim Visser is also there on residency.Everyone is guilty. Nathan Hughes could have played for Fiji in World Cup but sat it out to qualify for England and as soon as he was eligible he was in Eddie Jones’ Elite Player Squad. Scott Spedding was a South African Under-21 player and now plays for…France and there are piles more where they came from.At the start of the last Six Nations a quick count-up of the squads showed there were players born in 21 different countries involved. Some of these may have been the result of parents working abroad but it is a massive number for a tournament that is made of, err…, Six Nations.Big impact: Nathan Hughes spurned Fiji to wait for England’s callThere were 23 players who qualified on residency ranging from the Vunipola brothers who came to the UK as children to some, such as South African-born Braam Steyn, who had only arrived, in rugby terms, about five minutes earlier. In 2012, the England and Wales Cricket Board increased the qualification period to seven years if you had arrived on these shores after your 18th birthday – that was vaguely sensible. England had long been derided for being full of South African imports and the county game was being wrecked by Kolpak players – but that is another story. Football has a five-year qualification period to play for national teams.It has got to stop in rugby, the powers-that-be are talking about making the new residency period five years but it should be more to stop this cynical recruitment policy, that is holding back home-grown youngsters, although I wouldn’t hold your breath. Man with a plan: Kiwi Rhys Marshall has joined Munster and could play for Ireland in three years Another day, another project player and another kick in the teeth for anyone who thinks you should play for the country of your birth or at least the place where your parents comes from. This has got to stop.The latest one to sneak under the radar is Rhys Marshall, a hooker who signed for Munster this week. Marshall was born in New Plymouth, in New Zealand, played for the Junior All Blacks at the Under-20 World Cup in 2012 and then played for Taranaki and the Chiefs. The last time I looked that makes him a Kiwi. Now he has signed for Munster and in three years’ time will be eligible to play for Ireland.World Rugby met in Buenos Aires recently when they agreed to look into eligibility rules but they had better get their skates on or else another raft of players will have slipped through the net.Gus Pichot, vice-chairman of World Rugby, and Ian Ritchie and Nigel Melville, of the RFU, all want the current three-year period increased and you can see why.Time for change?: World Rugby vice-president Gus Pichot is thought to be receptive to changesRichardt Strauss, at Leinster, has won 17 caps at hooker for Ireland since 2012 after he had completed a three-year residency period. Born in South Africa, Strauss played for the Boks Under-19s and the Cheetahs. That makes him South African in my book. Chuck in Tom McCartney, another hooker, at Connacht who was born in Auckland and qualifies for Ireland in a year and you wonder why any young Irish front-rowers bother playing the game.Rúaidhrí O’Connor, our colleague from the Irish Independent, came up with some startling statistics recently. He worked out that under Joe Schmidt, who has been in charge of Ireland since 2013, almost a quarter of the players the coach has handed first caps to have qualified on residency and another 12 per cent have got the green shirt on parentage. Schmidt has given 25 blokes their first taste of senior international rugby and a large dollop of them are about as Irish as spaghetti and pizza.Playing the system: Joe Schmidt has made full use of the three-year residency ruleThere will be more to come too. Bundee Aki is amongst another tranche of players who qualify next year for Ireland and you can bet your bottom dollar he will capped ASAP.No-one is breaking it rules but the rules need to be changed. At best the current exploitation of them is sharp practice, at worse it is cynical and bad for the game. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Charity Disaster Recovery Network (CDRN) will unveil a new mobile office support unit for charities next week.The mobile support unit can be delivered “anywhere in England or Wales at a few hours’ notice” and is designed to help a charity continue operating after it has experienced a disaster such as losing its office through fire or flood. The mobile unit includes 50 IBM Thinkpads, 2 IBM File Servers, HP Printers, RICOH fax/Scanner/Printers, portable wireless telephone and PBX system, as well as portable tables and chairs. Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 January 2004 | News 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Finance Management Rick van de Merwe, Director of Risk Management at CDRN, said: “Many charities would not know what to do if their operations were disrupted by a disaster like a fire, a flood or even a terrorist attack. Yet in its report Charities and Risk Management, the Charity Commission recommends that all charities should have a ‘disaster recovery plan for alternative accommodation’. This mobile office support unit provides very real risk management.”Charities wishing to view the mobile unit at next week’s launch should request a invitation from the CDRN.Part of the Charitylogistics organisation, the Charity Disaster Recovery Network is a network of vacant office space available to registered charities. It provides emergency accommodation/facilities to charities in the event of fire, flood or other disasters. Mobile disaster recovery unit for charities 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.
30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2012 | News Tagged with: Major gift Prospect research 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prospect research and wealth intelligence company Wealth-X has listed the 10 richest individuals in the European Monetary Union. The list is dominated by those whose wealth is based on luxury goods and fashion retail.In top position is Amancio Ortega Gaona, the man behind names such as Zara. He has an estimated net worth of US$ 40.2 billion. In fourth position is 63 year old Bernard Arnault, the Chairman of Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.The only women in the top 10 is L’Oreal heiress, Liliane Bettencourt.The 10 come from just four countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain.The top 10 have a combined estimated wealth of more than US$ 191 billion.Stephen Morison, Vice President of Global Research at Wealth-X, commented on the significance of family ties within the list. “The strength of families in wealth creation across Europe is clear with three members of the Albrecht family claiming their places among the top 10”, he said.www.wealthx.com Wealth-X names 10 richest individuals in the European Monetary Union
Fundraising at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The money raised at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon is likely to beat last year’s record total.Here’s out snapshot of the statistics, the runners and their stories, and the charities involved in the world’s biggest fundraising event. Howard Lake | 28 April 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events London marathon Main image: Bob Martin for Virgin Money London Marathon. Copyright: London Marathon[<a href=”//storify.com/howardlake/fundraising-at-the-virgin-money-london-marathon-20″ target=”_blank”>View the story “Fundraising at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015” on Storify</a>] 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.
Tagged with: data protection Information Commissioner Law / policy 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. 71 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 “The introduction of custodial sentences is the next step in the campaign against nuisance calls and spam texts. The individuals profiting from these rogue businesses may well think twice about breaking data protection law if there is a real threat that they may go to prison for it.”ICO support for extending liabilityInformation Commissioner Elizabeth Denham confirmed in her evidence to the Digital Economy Bill Committee that she supports extending liability and accountability to directors. She said:“Our office has issued fines that totalled about £4 million in the last year, but the problem is that we have been able to collect only a small proportion of those fines because companies go out of business and, as in a game of whack-a-mole, appear somewhere else. It is important for us to be able to hold directors to account for serious contraventions.” 72 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Direct Marketing Association has called for custodial sentences to be applied to those who repeatedly breach data protection laws by making illegal nuisance calls.The suggestion comes after the Government extended powers to fine the individuals behind some of the companies that are breaking the law when it comes to making these calls. From Spring 2017 the Information Commissioner’s Office will be able to hold rogue directors personally responsible for breaches under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). The directors of these companies will be liable for fines up to £500,000 each.However, many companies found guilty avoid paying the fines by going into liquidation. According to figures from Which?, the ICO has collected in full just four of the 22 fines it had issued in the previous 12 months.Hence the DMA Group’s proposal to introduce the option of prison sentences to ensure that those responsible for nuisance calls and spam texts are held to account.Chris Combemale, CEO at the DMA Group, said:“We wholeheartedly support the extension of fines to the individuals that are behind the rogue businesses, but for the worst and repeat offenders we believe the penalties should extend to custodial sentences as well. The Justice Secretary has the powers, which were introduced in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, but it’s now time they were used.”Specifically the DMA is asking for custodial sentences for the worst breaches of data protection law. The new rules by the Government cover only breaches to the PECR but not the Data Protection Act (1998). The DMA believes the broader remit would help tackle the root problem of companies using bad data.Combemale added: Advertisement DMA calls for prison sentences for worst and repeat breaches of data protection Howard Lake | 8 November 2016 | News